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BOY, 13, BEATS GIRLS IN CANNING CONTEST
Howard Eiser and Some of His Prize
Kansas City-, Nov. 23. Howard
Eiser, 13, holds first prize for can
ning! He came out ahead of the girls in
Van Horn school and housewives at'
the Athanaeum exhibit in competi
tions for best preserved fruits and
Howard's mother told him how to ,
go about it andhe did the Test In
stead of playing in the street after
school, he spent the time with the
girls at Van-Horn preparing his pre
serves. He put up peas, asparagus,
rhubarb and other vegetables and
fndts which look fresh and tempting.
Mrs. Eiser is proud of her boy. A
younger son won a prize for best
cookies exhibited at the school.
"That is hardly the work of a boy,"
. she says, "and Howard likes outdoor
j sports so welL He peeled every one
of those onions he canned one day
without a window open and didn't
shed a tear."
But Howard insists he will not be
a cook. He cherishes a medal he. won
at a relay race last year, and. is in
terested in automobiles and architec-ture.
His only reason for being proud of
his exhibit, he says, is he beat the
girls at their own game.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Nov. 23, 1778. rThe Virginia house
of delegates gave vote of thanks to
Geo. Rogers Clark- for.his capture of
British posts in-Mississippi valley.
DID YOU KNOW
Alligator skin is very good mate
rial for valises, satchels, etc., but
wouldn's be very-gocid for making