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SOME of us—Our Little Group of Advanced Thinkers, you know—are going in for Bulgarian buttermilk.

It came in about the time the Bulgarian blouses did—there was a war over there somewhere, you know, before this big war, that made it fashionable.

But the blouses went out, and the buttermilk stayed in.

It seems there's a Bulgarian by the name of Metchnikoff in Paris who sits down and designs these things—the buttermilk, you know, not the blouses.

Isn't science wonderful—simply wonderful!

We're going to take up Metchnikoff in a serious way. You know what he aims to do is to lengthen life.

The question is: "Should life be lengthened? Or should it not?"

The Leaders of Thought will have to thresh that out soon.

The question of old age is a subtle one, isn't it?

And it's very typical of our times, don't you