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The Careless Young Deer.
*'I forgot" ns an excuse
I? not the slightest bit of use.
?Light foot the l><N*r.
The Deer twins looked much alike.!
but really were quite different. One !
was a wee bit smaller than the other, i
and ever since they -were born she
had been most obedient, doing always
just what she was told to do and
never thinking of disobeying. But
the other was a bit headstrong, and
as he grew older he was more and
more inclined to think that he was
quite equal to looking: out of him
self. Secretly he thought his mother
very timid, but he admired his father.
Lightfoot. and tried to imitate him
in every way, and longed for the
time when his own head would be
crowned with antlers, which ar?. you
should know, what some folks wrong- j
ly call horns.
When their mother had warned the;
twins that now they were penned in
their yard by the deep snows they j
must always keep together for safety. '
this headstrong young Deer, who was
just about big enough to think he1
knew all there was to know, turned
his head to hide a smile.
"Just as if we are not big enough
to take care of ourselves/' thought
he. "She's a regular fraidy. She
oan't scare me. I'm not afraid. Old
Man Coyote and Yowler the Bob Cat
couldn't catch us when we were lit
tle. so why should we be afraid of
them now? Besides, how can they get
around In this snow any better than
we can?"
So this headstrong; young Deer Mil
inclined to be careless, to linger a
moment or two when the other* moved
ot. from one feeding place to another,
and to wander into Ride path*. More
than once his mother returned for
him and warned htm.
'One of these days you will get
! lost." said she. "Then you will wish
yon had minded."
To th/s tlie you ii? Deer made no,
reply, but to himself he said: "The)
idea of i?-eUlng lost right in our own i
yard! The very Idea! It is fitly to
mention such a thing."
So this headstrong young Deer cun
tinutd tc be r:ireless and heedless
and to worry his mother. Day aftsr
a;iy they moved about In their yard
of many paths and nothing happened
to frighten them. They neither t-?-?-l
nor saw nor smelled a single enemy.
But Dlghtfoot and Mrs. bightfoot
were not less watchful because of
this. They tested every Merry Dittle
lireeze that came their way. Their
ears were always open to catch every
little sound. It all seemed very use
less and even foolish to the twins,
especially to the one who felt that
he knew all there was to know,
j So It was that late one afternoon
' he lingered hehlnd for a bite or two
i more when the others had moved on.
He lingered longer than he Intended
to and when he started after them
he started in something of a hurry,
exnectlng to catch up with them in
a few hounds. Now. as you know, the
paths in a Deer yard cross and re
cross in every direction. This heed
less twin had not noticed that hta
father, with the others behind him,
had turned off on a cross path that
led to where many paths crossed, so
he bounded ahead until he came to
the end of that path.
Not finding the others there, he
turned and ran back to the cross
path and there turned in the wrong
dlreetlon. By the time he found out
thi9 mistake he began to be a little
frightened. Once more he turned
back and so came to the place where
many paths crossed, and by this lime
he was so frightened he forgot what
little he dtd know. He forgot to use
his nose, with which he might have
found the path which his father and
mother and slater had taken. He lost
his head, as the saying is, just as
many people older than he have done
when they have been lost, and ran
faster than ever, quite heedless of
the paths he turned, into, until at
last, when he stopped for breath, he
hadn> the least idea where he was
or of the way back to the place he
had started from. He was lost. He
was lost In his own yard.
(Copyright, 1W1. by T. W. Bnrfeu.)
Making the Home Attractive
Correct Grouping of Fttniture.
To understand the needs of certain
articles of furniture is necessary to
the woman who would have her home
artistically furnished. For Instance,
the most attractive chair, table and
couch may be purchased for the liv
ing: room, but if they are placed un
wisely in the room the care given to
their selection has b??n nrpatlved.
To illustrate, the living- room is
U9ed primarily for visiting, and if
this fact is ignored when arranging'
the furniture an uncomfortable room
Is certain to be the result. If the
davenport is placed against one
wall and the easy chair in a corner
isolated from it. it stands to reason
that those sitting on the davenport
cannot well visit with the occupant
of the easy chair. Lack of mm in
the room ensues. Either the chair
must be carried near to the daven
port or talking across the room takes
How much better when the furni
ture Is arranged in "chatty" (roups:
Let the one arranging it visualise
occasions when several of the pieces
will be used simultaneously. That
will simplify the problem. It is really
most simple.
House Expenses.
Marriage Is many )hing*. but,
whatever else It Is as society Is now
<4franized. It is partnership in the
business of housekeeping. Various
arrangements of the duties of hus
band and wife are possible in this
partnership, but the standard at
present for the average couple Is a
small home In which the woman
handles most of the expenditure,
either directly or through' charge ac
counts; she is ths spender. The man
Is generally the earner, and the ac
tual work of the house Is divided be
tween them, with such hired help as
they can afford. The heat, water and
?'Kht supply are often cared for and
paid for by the husband, also the
larger house repairs, tne care of the
m ounds and the rent or taxes. These
are house expenses and housework
which women are apt to underesti
mate in estimating, their contribu
tion to the whole. They are also the
aspects of his conduct by which many
a wife measures the success of her
partner from the practical side. A
man who does his share of these
things well does much to ease a
woman's burden.
A workable family budget should
pay careful attention not only to the
regular, obvious outlays for rent or
taxes, fuel and service, but to re
pairs, alterations and labor of the
emergency or seasonal sort in house
and garden. People are very apt to
forget these details. That is one
reason why a budget should be made
out. not wholly on the basis of what
should be spent, but rather on what
has been spent for a number of years.
To spend money without plan or
record is Inevitably to waste money,
and It Is th& irregular, incidental ex
penditures. whether small or large,
that cause the greatest leakage and
upset the carefully planned budget
most effectively.
(Copyright. 1822. >
Prices realised oa Swift * (a, ??]<??
of cartas* beef Id Washington, D. p., for week
ending Saturday, Itecrmlwr 81, 1921. on ship
ments sold out, ranged from 7 cents to 13
centa per pound and averaged 10.63 eents per
Chicken in
Take as many rails as there are
people to serve. Cut a slice off the
top of each roll and scoop out the
Inside, leaving a crust cup. Crumb
the inside of the rolls and fry in but
ter until brown, add to the brown
crumbs one oup of white sauce, one
cup of chopped chicken and seasoning
to taste. Mix well and fill the roll I
cups. Serve hot.
Chicken Baked in Milk.
Clean, wash and joint a large fowl,
roll each piece in flour and lay in a
small roasting pan, season with salt
and pepper, then add one-half a
sliced onion, sprinkle with one-half
a cap of flour and pour over two
quarts of sweet milk. Cover and bake
for three hours.
Apple Stuffing.
Take five sour apples, one cup of
bread crumbs, one-half teaspoon of
salt, a dash of pepper and one-half
cup of poultry seasoning. Peel, quar
ter and core ths apple* and stew
them until half done. Mis them with
seasonlr^r CrUmb*' p<pper
Millions DrinK
Do You?- "Irresistably Delicious1
Brides Will Be Brides
By LueUle Van Slykm.
Boomers and Ramon Wanted. '
AT 2 o'clock on a bleak November
day Merriam Lindsay, looking
altogether adorable In a much
washed. fuxxy white tam and
sweater, stood looking dubiously at a
clothes basket stacked high with gayly
tied boxes of her own homemade fudge.
She was waiting for young Prof. Shel
don to arrive with a borrowed flivver,
in which they were to convey the fudge
to the boys' school in the next street.
She was having a bad case of state
flight. She paced up *nd down worry
ing. Suppose the principal of the
school wouldn't let lier piddle the
candy! . If was a very swanky school,
lie might not let her! Suppose the
boys didn't have as much pocket money
? s Sheldon though! they had! Suppose
7r " ? ? " -
. s
friend arrived.
they didn't feel like fudge! She put In
several nervous moments before John's
But two hours later, when he brough'
her back, starry-eyed and pink-cheeked
her pockets literally full of nickels and
dimes and quarters, she waltMd hiir
ecstatically about ttie wee house
"Weren't the seniors dear!" (he babbled.
"And oh. Shelly, don't you love those
tow-h?aded twins? And weren't 'he
littlest ones dears? And wasn't Dr.
Leonard a darling to let me sell It! And
wasn't he perfectly dear to say 1 could
come every Friday!"
"Ahem! Am I the only one there who
wasn't a darling dear!"
"You 'bleasedest!" she apolopizeil. "I
forgot you?you're the d<*rest of all!
My feelings for you are positively ma
"Whe>!" he eaculated. "You don't
look maternal! You look about sweet
sixteen! flee. I like you in those
sugary looking duds! I'll say this for
ole John Lindsay?he's some wife
"Aren't I nice?" she retorted, com
placently. "Oh! But I feel like a mil
lion dollars!" she jingled her pockets
grandly. "I didn't know earning money
felt like this! Oh, I can't wait till
Johii gets home! I don't think it
would be fair to count it till he comes,
do you 7" she asked anxiously.
"Well, I guess It would be all right."
Sheldon turned his head away. Under
his fun, the youthful professor was
rather a dreamer and Merry's valiant
spirit touched his heart. "We?er?
might count it and stack it "
"Let's " She dumped It In a noisy
heap on the kitchen table. "Shelly.
I've an idea. Couldn't I find some more
schools? A school a day keeps the
wolf away "
"Kvery other day. I'd say." Sheldon
was trying hard to be businesslike. "We
can make the fudge the days In be
" "We'?" Merry gasped. "Why. Shelly,
I don't expect you to help always; it
?as bully of you to start me. but?why,
I couldn't expect a distinguished Latin
professor to come gadding over here
everv day to stir fudge."
"Why, I'll be here every day." He
was casual, but the naughty twinkle
she liked was in his gray eyes. "Now
thot I've decided to take your room."
"What room?' she ejaculated. "What
are you talking about?"
"Tne sign In y?ur window." he an
swered. solemnly. He led her by the
arm to her own side porch. Propped
against the window was a mlcr<J?
scopically small card on which he had
"Roomers and Rumors Wanted."
"You transparent old thing!" she
odd in
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The Big School Problem
How to give Johnny a warm, nourishing breakfast and get
him off to school in time?the problem is easily solved by
giving him
Shredded Wheat
'V With HOT Milk
Heat the Biscuits in the oven to restore their crispness;
pour hot milk over them; adding a little cream and a little
salt. Better for children than mushy porridges, because
it encourages thorough chewing, which is necessary to form
sound teeth and insure good diges
tion. The ideal food for youngsters
and grown-ups. It is ready-cooked
and ready-to-serve..
"Get the Happy Health Habitw
rfiattored. "You don't want a roam,
I really. You have a perfectly good
room at Mrs. Toons'*."
I "Who isn't roans. I'm M ap with
elderly landladies. I'd Uke a young
'un (or ? change.
"But your room there le cork
ing "
I "Opposite of BUI Shakespeare's 'neat
but not gaudy*?It's gaudy feat nerer
neat. And you and John have a guest
room going to waste and I am yearl
ing to pay the giodeat stipend of eight
a week. Meals I gtts off the school
as you know, gay yes, Mignon, say
yes. he sang in a falsetto tenor, drop
ping melodramatically to his knees.
Tears stood In Meniara's brown
"Shelly. It's worth being broke for
?finding a trump like you. But I
couldn't let yon pay me "
"I'll pay the cashier. I'm poor but
not broke?yet! If I get broke I ex
pect you'd trust me quicker than the
harpy where I am now domiciled. I'm
% shrewd lad, I am"?he nodded nis
head solemnly.
"I'm just silly?" she wiped her
teHrs away.
"All landladies are expected to be,"
\e told her promptly. "You're run
ling true to form." H? walked over
solemnly and pot some bills on top ol
the heap of money on the table. "My
r?er?rent's up tomorrow night at the
other dump. She makes me pay in
advance, so I suppose you will, too."
Merrtam wavered a moment longer.
Suddenly she ran across the room and
Impulsively threw her arms around
Shelly's neck and kissed him.
Just as her astounded husband open
ed the door
Another Episode of This Story la
Tomorrow's Star.
Potted Tidbits.
Instead of serving turkey for sev
eral days after a turkey dinner, take
the dark meat, chop it Voir fine and
mix it with a little beef, seasoning
with salt, red pepper and a little
black pepper. Make a clear gelatin
and stir the meat into it. using only
enough gelatin to hold the meat to
gether. Urease a pan, press the meat
into It and put aside antll ready to
Toy* In Your House.
The ptrnm who can give yoa the
moat advice about bringing up your
children la eery apt to be the very
young bachelor who has been study
ing educational theories or psychol
ogy ig collage, or the women who
ha? for years been an observer in the
child raising of her friends, but has
never taken any part in it herself.
These people usually have some in
teresting theories regarding chil
dren's toys. Sometimes they don't j
approve of ready-made-bought-ln
shop toys at alL Toys made from
aticks and stones by the youngsters
themselves are their Ideal. Others
who speak from blissfnl inexperience
Insist that toys should always be
kept tn the playroom. They would
4>e very strict about-this. This hav
ing to stumble over an express cart
as yon approach the front door of
yonr neighbor, or trip up over a
miniature ice wagon in the hall or
skid on a teddy bear as you go up
stairs is quite ridiculous. "The child
Isn't any happier for having his toys
out of place, is he7" they ask.
Of course he isn't any happier,
and, of course, it would be nice if
children always could play in their
own playrooroi. But there are many
obstacles. We cannot all of us wait
until conditions are Ideal before we
raise families. And In the present
state of affairs it Is vulte tbe ex
ception for any of us to have a room
that can be given up to the children
for play. Then, too. the playroom
may be upstairs, and it in quite
likely that in cold weather it In not
warm enough. So for several months
It merely answers tbe purpose of a
parking station for toys that are
played with other parts of the
One thing it Is well to remember,
either in selecting toys for your own
children or other people's children.
This Is that small children ought not
to be expected to take excellent care
of their toys. Select a toy that is
durable or else keep your grief to
yourself when you see it slightly
Chicken Omelet.
Warm one cup of chopped cooked
chicken in a cup of milk, then add one
tablespoon of flour, one tablespoon
of butter, a little salt and a little
white pepper. Make a plain omelet,
then add the chicken mixture just be
fore folding it over.
~for the children too"
Lipton'a Instant Cocoa starts the day
well and keeps the children radiant
with the glow of health.
I Kunranter the prndc and <hf
iTorkmaBkhip. The Mtiperlor <iutil
ity of tke rut nnd raokfUK of the*e
Gnrmcita reflects utmost credit on
our Workrooms.
1336 F St. N.W.
Skin Disco Jo Mm
Black and White Beauty BleacH
has many uses?will remove tan,
freckles, dark discolorations, pre
vent pimples and blackheads, and
make the skin soft and smooth.
Yonr druggist can supply yoo
Black and White Beauty Bleach,
50c the iar; Black and White Soap,
which should be used in connec
tion with Beauty Bleach, 25c the
Write Dept. R, Plough, Mem
phis, Tenn., for a copy of yonr
Birthday Readings and leaflet tell
ing all about Black a-d White
beauty preparations.
American housewife
always welcomes
something better
?and Nucoa as a spread-for-bread
has earned its place on her table
M, i -?
? i * * * i ?<
A FEW years ago a new food product was created
?Nucoa?a delicious, wholesome spread-for
bread made entirely from coconut and peanut oils
churned with pure, pasteurized milk.
" Nucoa is used for all table purposes just as creamery
butter is used. It is sold without apology or pretense,
just as itself?and is preferred by discriminating house
wives for its flavor, purity and long-keeping qualities.
Nucoa competeswith creamery butter on its merits alone
JVhy Nucoa is so good
Nucoa is one of the most wholesome food products
that can be bought today. Through its own sheer
"goodness" Nucoa has fairly earned its place on the
American table.
We wish that every American housewife could
visit our spotless churning plants and see Nucoa
churned?just as butter is churned?in surroundings
which absolutely insure the purity and cleanliness of
die product. A glance through any one of our sunlit
plants, with its white-clad operatives, would even
more strongly impress on them the feeling of absolute
purity that every one gets from the appearance and
the taste of Nucoa.
Nutritive and Economical
UseNucoaonyour table?a pure food of marked dis
tinction and high nutritive value. It's economical, too.
If your household has not yet tasted Nucoa a treat
is in store for the whole family. Order a pound from
your grocer today. If he can not fill your order, send
us his name and we will see to it that you are supplied.
? *T'
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Joseph Phillips Company
10 Wholesale Row
Washington, D. C

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