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For Voices Of The Yanks ROCK ISLAND, 111. The Berlin wave is a nightly voice in I. home of Mrs. Dale West, who ■tracts names of American war 'loners from the broadcasts and ;"ps a post card to the families involved. Mrs West’s hobby, listening / the German, Italian, and Jap ® e broadcasts, and she does " r best to get accurate transcrip /is of any messages the prison ers may have sent, it's th* most satisfying hobby ever had,” Mrs. West says. ‘•The parents are so very grate Aimost all of them reply and nme enclose a post card and ask send good news to some lr mother and father.’ It’s very iittie trouble for me, but its nice to have people write 'God bless you.”’ ' , The hobby started quite by ac cent during June when Mrs. West's husband was “monkeying ...ith the radio,” a table model, and happened to hear a woman ho gave her name as “Midge”’ broadcasting from Berlin the mes of American prisoners of ivar together with messages from ihem to the homefolks. CLUB CLOCK The East Wilmington Home Demonstration club will hold its recr-ational meeting with Mrs. Charles F. Jones, in For est Hills, on August 19, at 7 to 9 p. m. A special meeting of Wil mington Assembly No. 12, Or der of Rainbow for Girls will be held Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock in the dining hall of the Masonic Temple. A light supper will be served. Plans for the all-day beach party will | be made and the reports of the I Carolina Grand Assembly will be heard at this meeting. An important called meet ing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock by North Carolina Sorosis at the clubhouse on North Third street. Several new officers will be voted on at this time and business of importance will be transacted. The execu tive committee will meet at 3 o’clock in the clinic rooms. * « * PERSONALS Miss Isabelle Whitehurst left Wednesday morning for her home in Greenville. She will be mar ried to Capt. Karl Davies on Sat urday in Greenville. * * * Dellmer Seitter, Jr., has return ed to the city after attending sum mer school at Georgia Military Academy at College Park. Ga. * *• * * * * BIRTH ANNOUNCED Cpl. and Mrs. Robert E. Vowell ^announce the birth of a son. Rob jert Earl. 2nd. at Marion Sprunt ■nnex on August 11. Mrs. Vowell ■s the former Esther Pickett of ■eland. MEXSffil FORMERLY MEXICAN HEAT POWDER Generous size costs' little. And you make even great er savings in larger sizes. FOR GIFTS and NOVELTIES Visit The Nancy Wilma Shop 112 N. Second St. photographs For OVERSEAS Jlust be mailed Sept. 15th 0 15th. Make your ar rangements now for quali* Photographs. Adams Studio |Dial 6318 211 N. 2nd St. Beauty G. I. HAIRCUT UVKKSEAS B0B= Lura de Gezd esi^li^^^^Twacs and Waves who must “roll their own.” BY BETTY CLARKE The new ‘ Overseas Bob,” a Wac hairdo, is designed so that even an African barber can trim it with out spoiling its contour. A hair style short enough to com ply with Army regulations, it can be arranged to suit every type. The thin-faced girl can fluff her hair out at the sides and the fuller faced type can roll it neatly. In any case there won’t be any un tidy strands to muss up a jacket collar. * The nea close-to-the head look conforms to the narrowness of the current silhouette. Its casual lines are designed so that a ser I vice girl may learn to reset her own hair and keep it good look ing in any climate. Styles in hairdos, however, are not expected to be monotonous because of the short-hair trend. A variety of coiffures — pompa dours, feather cuts and waves will still be worn. But the hair line at the sides should be brush ed back in a clean and neat ar rangement. Invisible hairnets are an import ant item in the wardrobe of the service girl, especially for sea travel and overseas duty. A dry shampoo is a handy item to have for those times when soap and water are not available. ANN STEVICK WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. - Your post-war make-up kit will prob ably contain many a strange sub stitute, and possibly at a smaller cost, according to Department of Commerce findings on the subject. Gone for the duration are the exoitc oils once in.pored from Eu rope. The cosmetic industry is now using such homely substitutes as cotton seed, peanut and soybean oils, and at a decrease in cost. Castor oil which once gave your lipstick that gloss and stability, has gone to war, and is now used for waterproofing military equipment, and as the fluid in retractible land ing gear. Beeswax-, an American cosmetic tradition since pioneer days, is now being diverted to ointments, rust preventives and other impor tant industrial polishes. A cheerful assurance from the Department of Commerce indi cates that there is enough talc to keep noses from shining. The talc used in cosmetics is not required for war uses and face powders have never required more than 5 percent of the entire production. MILK FRONT MIND YOUR MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If you are on a party line should you make a string of tele phone calls, one right after the other? 2. Should you telephone your friends at the hours when they are least likely to be busy? 3. If you are connected with a wrong number should you apolo gize to the person answering, or just hang up? 4. If you are not sure whether or not an expression would of fend another person should you use it 5. Should you make a habit 01 borrowing money from the people with whom you work? What would you do if— You are entertained by friends of your hostess when you are a house guest for a week— (a) Thank the persons who en tertain you at the time and then do nothing more about it? (b) After you return home write a note to each person who enter tained you? ANSWERS 1. No. Allow a few minutes be tween calls, so that the other person on your line can have the telephone if he needs it. 2. Yes. 3. It is courteous to apologize. 4. No. 5. No. When you must borrow, be prompt in repaying it. Better “What Would You Do” solution—(b). That's what actual sales figures indicate! See for your self why there’s such a tremendous swing to pure, fragrant, THRIFTY SweetHeart Soap. Buy several long-lasting oval cakes today! I SweetHeart tsoapt 1 THE SOAP that agrees with your skin Local Substitutes Take Place Of Exotic Oils In Cosmetics A plan for an equalized allocca tion of the milk supply to various areas is definitely in mind at the Department of Agriculture, with various details to be worked out in order to assure the most es sential consumers, such as moth ers and children, first demand on the supply. ODDS AND ENDS An accident may have cooked up, literally, a new confection. Aft er a dehydrating experiment at the Agriculture Department’s Alabama station, when the temperature went beyond the required point, tasty caramelized sweet potatoes result ed. . . Those shiny pots and pans the bride is so proud of are less efficient than more homey ones with a patina of tarnish, say home economists of the Department of Agriculture, so the disappearance of scouring materials may be a blessing after all. . . An estimated rise in annual individual egg con sumption of about 2 dozen eggs per person, together with an ex pected rise in egg production, seems to make everything pretty nice in the egg department. Junior Sorosis Meet Slated For Wednesday With Mrs. L. F. Jones There will be a meeting of North Carolina Junior Sorosis Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. L. Franklin Jones, 306 Northern boulevard. Sunset Park. Members have been requested to be present. * * * BIRTH ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Grady M. Proctor announce the birth of a son, Grady Montgomery, Jr., August 15, at Marion Sprunt annex. BODY BASIC, campus style. This bright student at Sarah Lawrenence College in Bronx ville, N. Y., wears one of the season’s pets, a streamlined classic in brown and white checked wool, with Chinese feeling in round neckline and side stripes in brown gros grain. Chicago Judge Says 17 Is A 'Dangerous Age' BY RUTH MILLETT “Seventeen is the dangerous age now,” a Chicago judge declared after having had 60 "kids” come before him in one day. ft is little won der that the 17 year-olds are get ting into trouble. .Too many mothers today are deciding that if their children are in high school they no longer need a mother. And so they push the home resp onsibilities off on the older children and go ttutn miueu out and get tnemseives jods. A high school teacher, who makes it her business to find out why youngsters who aren’t doing well in school are falling down in their studies, says that many of them tell her there is never a meal when the whole family eats together. There is no one in the house in the afternoon, so the kids don’t go right home from school. They wander around on the downtown streets, the girls often picking up service men, the boys loafing around taverns until dinner time. Then they go home and “fix” a meal for themselves. That eaten, they’re out for the evening. Home is an empty house —so why stay at home? These aren’t isolated cases. It is a way of life that thousands of families are living now. Mothers, who never did like housework are sliding out from under their home duties because they feel no one will criticize them if they have jobs in war time. CHILDREN NEED SECURITY They ease their minds by say ing, “Jane is old enough to look after herself.” Or “In another year or two Johnny will be in the Army. They don’t need me.” Bu* they do. They probably need the security of real homes and inter ested parents more than they have ever needed them in thier lives. For the war and the uncertain future has made them restless. They see others adopting a “noth ing matters” attitude. And if there is no one guiding them, no one interested in when they come and go, no one looking out for their health and happiness — they are ready to accept the attitude, too Service Dances For Week Changed The dance scheduled by the 558th Battalion, Battery D, of Fort Fish er for August 19 has been moved up until Wednesday evening due to the cancellation of the Camp Davis dance for Wednesday night. How ever, this dance will be held at the Woodrow Wilson hut at Fourth and Princess street. The Battalion dance at Fort Fish er is still slated for Thursday eve ning, August 19, at the recreation hall at the fort. Beauties* Hints 'Most Beautiful War Worker Keens Trim Bv Walkincr Briskly Hooper School Pupils To Gel Red Cross Awards Junior Red Cross first aid cer tificates have been received in the Red Cross office for the following students of the Seventh grade of the William Hooper school. This class was under the direc tion of Miss Kathleen Lewis. Betty Joyce Frazier, Nelva Pot ter, Eddie Canfield, Josephine Hammonds, Sadie Musselwhite, Frances C'room. Hilda Sellers, Vir ginia Dowdy, Shirley Horstkamp, Joyce Horstkamp, Marguerite Todd, Johnnie Warner, Myrtle Lee Corbett, Tommy Batson, Edith Ann Britt, Laura Williams, Martha Brinson, Garney Fowler, Oliver Skipper, Eula Ruth Carroll, Ger ald Watkins, Keith Spivey, Harry Lee Parker, Marie Jordan and Billie Dare Merritt. -y ARRIVES IN U. S. WASHINGTON, Aug. 17— UP) — Major General Eurico Gasper Du tra, minister of war of Brazil, ar rived by Army bomber today for conferences on Brazil’s plans to send troops overseas with United Nations forces. -V CHINA’S CANALS China has a greater mileage of canals than has any other country. "... Another Yearounder" As Advertised in August Issue of Mademoiselle VERSATILE CHANGEABLE ADORABLE In a Dozen Lovely Fall Shades *1.98 (J$dkrlt>ilUam6 Ck TAFFY MILLER: Two miles a dav keeps fat away. BY ALICIA BART A one-mile walk after dinner and another milk walk some time during the day streamlines the figure of Taffy Miller, Navy ack ack shell inspector, who was named “Miss Stardust” and the most beautiful war worker in the country. “Of course, I’m careful not to eat more than two starchy foods at a meal,” the perfect size-34 blond beauty told me when she stopped in New York on her nation-wide bond-selling tour. “And I make a habit of eating fresh or stewed fruit for desert rather than pastry,” Taffy added. “But the best way to keep weight down is to keep active, I believe.” Instead of sitting home after a heavy meal, which is one sure way of puttilg on weight, try taking a good brisk walk a half hour or so after dinner, she suggests. It will not only keep you in trim, but help yon to sleep better. Notice that she says “brisk.” Sauntering may be more fun, but it won’t slim you. 'ft.Wax | Kitchen. Tasty Cereals Have Nutritive Value BY GAYNOR MADDOX More emphasis on cereals puts Less worry about protein in the family menus. There are countless ways to use cereals in your meals to the better nourishment and for. more eating pleasure of all the family. One of tiie easiest ways to use cereals in the diet is through in creased consumption of bread. Get the family into the habit of eating 2 slices with every meal. As much as possible, use the whole grain breads. Not only are they much more valuable as food, but they are richer in flavor. Toasty Potato Puffs (Serves 4) Four medium sized potatoes, 2 tablespoons fortified margarine, 1-4 cup warm milk, 1-4 teaspoon salt, 1-8 teaspoon pepper, 1 egg, slightly beaten; quick cooking oats. Cook and mash potatoes. Add margarine, milk and seasonings. Beat until smooth and light. Shape ipto balls with 2 spoons. Dip balls in egg, then in quick oats. Dot each ball with additional marga rine. Bake in a shallow greased pan in hot oven (450 degrees F.) 20 minutes or until brown. Here’s use for victory garden specials combined with protein valuable oats. Confetti Loaf (Serves 4) One cup cooked string beans, cut small; 1 cup cooked carrots, sliced; 1-4 pound bologna, diced; 1 1-2 cups quick cooking oats, 1 teaspoon salt, 1-8 teaspoon pepper, 1 cup vegetable water, 1 bouillon cube. Save liquid from drained vege tables. Mix vegetables, bologna, quick oats and seasonings. Dis solve bouillon cube in 1 cup hot vegetable liquid. Add to bologna mixture and mix well. Bake in a greased loaf pan in moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 1-2 hour. TOMORROW’S MENU (Eat the Basic 7 Every Day) BREAKFAST: Stewed black berries, enriched com bread, butter or fortified margarine, honey or syrup, coffee, milk. LUNCH: Confetti loaf, water* cress sandwiches, apple sauce, tea, milk. DINNER: Round steak pat ties, broiled tomatoes, toasty potato puffs, bread, butter or fortified margarine, green sal ad, peach shortcake, coffee or tea. milk. Potatoes are one of the Bisle Seven Foods. -V The one thousandth Liberty ship was launched on May 25, 1943, at New Orleans. rWHY GIRLS BY THOUSANDS^ prefer this way to relieve distress of FEMALE WEAKNESS With Its Cranky, Nervous Feelings— Take heed If you, like so many women and girls on such days suffer from cramps, headaches, backache, weak, nefvous feelings, distress of “Irregularities”, periods of the blues —due to functional monthly dis turbances. Start at once — try Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms. It's famous not only to help relieve monthly pain but also accompanying weak, nervous feelings of this nature. This Is because of Its soothing effect on ONE OP WOMAN'S MOST IMPORTANT organs. Taken regularly—Pinkham’s Compound helps build up resistance against such symptoms, rr helps nature. 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