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"Ianfsuing the company to -which
I sold the most valuable years" of my
picture career, . explained Miss .Mc
Laren, "because I was persuaded to
.sign- tiie contract under false repre
sentations. I'was promised a new
agreement in six months at a better
salary. No such contract, however,
has ever been mentioned since."
Following her success with Uni
versal, Miss McLaren received other
offers, some as high as $300 a week,
it is said. But because of her agree
ment she "has been ufiable " to take
advantage of a larger monetary re
turn for her services.
If she' fails to break the contract in
court, two other ways out are pos
sible. One is to marry. BuC s.he
objects to matrimony at this time.
The other method of escaping the
irksome restraint of a $5Q.-a-week
job is to have the court appointed her
H. 0. Davis, general manager of
the film company, says no attempt
was made to beguile the girl, into
signing the contract He declares It
differs in no way from other con
tracts between players and the com
pany. One of the allegations in the suit
is that' the pretty-i actress was re
quested to pose in the nude for apic
ture to be known ,as "Devotion."
After, her refusal, she claims she was
kept idle for two months, which was
injurious to her reputation.
Twice, Miss McLaren says, she
narrowly missed death xr serious in
jury while acting. These occasions
were cited because it was contended
that the company had the right to
rescind the contract if Miss McLaren
should be injured or disfigured.
Mary McLaren is the girl's screen
name, her real name being Mary Ida
McDonald. -' !
nhe negro baby is not born black;
at birth his skin does not differ great
ly in color from that of the Caucas
ian child. Within a few days, how
ever, the skin takes on the color.
MEATLESS MENUS FOR LENT
Whoever will follow a meatless
diet for several weeks will be able. to
prove for himself that meat is not
the only, and not always the best, of
flesh and tissue builders.
Other foods which can take the '
place of meat are eggs ' xniik-
creamed soups, macaroni,-cheese, 'ce
reals, nuts, bananas; peas, beans and
lentils. v , - . . . '
Lenten .Menus for One-Day
'Breakfast Oranges, bran mush,
hard rolls and coffee.
Luncheon. Welsh rarebit, ginger
bread and "jelly, tea.
Dinner. Baked' bean soup, stuffed
cabbage, potato balls, celery salad,
date pudding. ,
Mix 1 cup' rolled oats, 1 cup ster- -ilized
bran and 1 teaspoon salt into'
2y2 cups boiling water and cook in a
double boiler unill the oatmeal is
perfectly tender. To sterilize brafh,
spread it in a shallow pan and place
the latter in a pan of water in a hot
oven. Bake half an hour, stirring to
Baked Bean Soup
. Put 3 cups of cold baked beans
into a stewpan and - add 2 cups
strained tomatoes, 2 slicea-of. onion
and 2 .cups of boiling water: Simmer '
half an hour and season with salt,
pepper and butter or dripping. Thick
en slightly with 2 tablespoons flour
which has been dissolved in a little
water. Add more water,-if the soup
is too thick.
The importance of readme, not
sight tuff to get through the time,
but the best that has been written,
forces itself upon me more and more
every year I live; it is living in good
company, the best company, and
people are generally quite keen""
enough, or too keen, about "domer
fHat. yet they will not do it in the
simplest and best manner, by read-,
ing. Matthew Arnold..