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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1913, 2, Image 15',
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to use it in the near future. And
some of the vacant land, not much
of it, is owned by people who are
going to build their homes on it.
Most of this unused land, how
ever, is held by speculators. These
speculators are just sitting still
waiting for more babies to be
born, more immigrants to arrive,
and then they will sell out. This
is one of the best ways to get rich
by sitting still and doing nothing.
They are "sure-thing specula
tors." The City Club has stirred up a
competition among architects.
Prizes of $600 have been offered
for the best plans showing how to
develop a quarter section of land
in the city limits. The plans will
show arrangement of houses,
parks, playgrounds and public
buildings, how close together and
how far apart houses ought to be,
width of streets an,d other fea
tures. A place in'front of the house to
grow some flowers, with real
green grass, and a place behind
the house to dig around with a
fork and hoe and raise potatoes,
cabbages and truck that's what
some of the City Club members
say every family that wants it
ought to have the chance to get.
Let the kids have room to play
and give 'em a chance to dig
around in the ground a little and
they're notso likely to grow up
and become automobile bandits
that's the idea.
"Every family that desires a
plot of ground for pleasure and
for personal expression should be
given the opportunity," said
George H. Hooker, civic secre
Tommy's mother had made
him a Christmas present of a toy
shovel and sent him up to the nur
sery to play with his. baby brother.
"Take care of baby, now," said
his mother, "and don't let any
thing hurt him."
Presently screams of anguish
from baby sent the distracted
parent flying upstairs.
"For goodness' sake, Tommy,
what has happened to the baby?"
said she, trying to soothe the
"There was a naughly fly bit
ing him on the top of his head and
I killed it with the shovel," was
the proud reply.
Work one-half cup of shorten
ing until creamy. Add one cup of
sugar gradually while beating
constantly. Then add one egg
beaten until light, one-half tea
spoon of soda mixed with one
half cup of sour milk, one-fourth
teaspoon of salt and flour to make
a soft dough. Chill thoroughly,
toss on a slightly floured board
and pat and roll to one-fourth
inch in thickness. Shape in
rounds, using a cutter first dipped
in flour. On the centers of one
half of the pieces put a small cube
of currant jelly. With a thimble
make three small openings in
each of the remaining pieces in
triangular fashion near the cen
ters and put pieces together.
Press edges slightly and bake in
a rather hot oven.