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Necessities for Children
W ays in Which Comfort and Economy May Be
Assured by Methods Employed in the
Home—School Luncheons.
Teaching cleanliness to chil
dren is important Many
small girl* love cleanliness.
They di like to have their
hands dirty or their dresses
soiled Others never seem happier
than when they are in a thoronsrhly
grimy state. Sm-h children are often
the despair of their mother.
It is a prood idea to ivt a little
girl who lia- grime-loving: tendencies
a pre.-ent of a miniature manicure
case and show her how to u e it.
This often a- is as an incentive to
achieve cleanliness and lit Ips to in
culcate a little of that personal van
ity which is so necers-iry. Natural*
ne s in children slum Id. however, he
encouraged, and • are must he taken
not to substitute .for. .it. pftifivi;#!
habit: and studied ways.
The Convalescent child.
A child mast, tie lively, active and
contented A healthy baby is always,
when awake, kicking his legs and
heating the air with his antis This
sprint iuess is one of the most im
portant signs of thriving. He should
rrow and kick and spring up with
vigor when von lift him out of his
Wh. it a chMd re- ov.-riug from an
Hint - rcajiis a c.-rtain stage in
convaVs n •• cptc •ta : nmenl Incomes
8 d.tci ult • o,' tern sometimes. The
ohi’d’s tii'iid ha.- outdistanced the
weakened ! \ and is eager for phi
ploynieiit. but the muscles are still
unequal ro the task of handling heavy
toys or of following normal pursuits
without undue fatigue At -uch a
time a cupful of dried peas that have
been soaked overnight in warm water,
a box of ti othpioks. some paper, a
pair of small scissors and a tube of
paste wiU furnish occupation for
many happy hours.- Tie- - materials
weigh next to nothing, and the work
of combining them into various small
objects is so easy and simple as to
tire neither hands nor brain.
One of the many possibilities is the
making of furniture for the paper
do!! house. The child first forms the
i•a me of a chair or other object by
fastening the toothpicks together
v i’h peas. The next step is to cut
the s did parts, such as chair seats
or table tops, from paper, to fold-the
edges over the toothpick frames, and
in fasten them with paste. Wide
passepartout binding, made to imi
tate mahogany, is excellent for the
purpose. lin'd or silver paper will
do for making drawer pulls and for
entering picture frames. Besides
making toy furniture, wholesome and
absorbing employ merit may be sup
plied by making small fancy baskets,
geometrical figures, tiny houses sur
rounded by ornamental fences, wind
mills. bird cages and mall lanterns
with panels of fancy paper.
Helpful Hints.
A dainty bih often becomes wet
through, and so fails to protect the
baby’s chest, and bibs of the towel
variety are undoubtedly ugly. A good
Idea is to add to the wrong side of
the dainty bih an open pocket of
similar material, into which can he
slipped a small piece of toweling.
This can be changed when necessary
without removing the bib.
<'raw line rugs can .be made .from
buff-colored army blankets which
have been made attractive by the
addition of amusing motifs copied
from a child’s book of stories. These
motifs should he cut from black vel
vet and then appliqued onto the
Following is a new arrangement in
cradle draperies: The curtain should
be placed over an arched top, fixed
lengthwise on the cradle and hung
down one side only. The curtain may
be made of any preferred material,
t'sed in this way. it affords protection
from a bright light an,, yet does not
shut out the air.
Shoes and Stockings.
A few years ago. when the war
cau:ed the cost of mending shoes to
Increase, a man in a Chicago factory
beg-an cobbling on his own account.
A pair of shoes which he was mend
ing had an accumulation of black
paint on the soles on account of con
stantly walking over the floor of a
paint factory. To his surprise, he
discovered when scraping away the
paint that the leather underneath
was not the least bit worn.
The treatment is simple, but re
quins time. Buy from any paint
dealer a ian of ordinary" black paint
with a hard finish. Apply a first
coat, allow ing two days for it to dry.
This will sink into the pores of the
leather and he scarcely noticeable.
The second coat forms a sort of jelly,
and should be left three days to dry.
The third coat gums the surface. It
will he ready the next day for the
fourth and last coat of paint, which
hardens perfectly in four days. The
most important thing to remember
is that each layer must he thoroughly
dry before the next one is applied.
Test tlie shoes on paper before walk
ing on carpets. This will save many
dollars in families where there are
children who wear out shoes rapidly.
It is also worth w-hile trying to
make expensive shoe strings last as
long as possible. Much may be done
In this way by changing the position
of the strings in the shoes from time
to time. They wear out first at the
top holes, where the greatest strain
is put upon them when tying. Occa
sionally the shoes should be laced
over again, pulling the strings just a
little to one side or another. This
need only be a fraction of an inch,
and it does not show when the bow
is tied, yet it takes away the strain
from one special place. Thus is
avoided that continual strain on one
part, which is sure to result in a
School children constantly wear
their stockings into holes, and there
fore it is a good plan to cover the
heels and toes of new stockings with
close, even darning before they are
worn at all. It will be observed that
in time the darning will wear away,
proving that the life of the stockings
is leng-thened in this way.
The School Bunch.
The box lunch for the school boy or
«jrl should be planned with consider
ate care and thought. A cold lunch
should not be unappetizing or less
nefurishing than the home meal. The
ipfeinstay of the lunch box, of course.,
is s\qdwiches. The sandwich alone
offers many possibilities, with a fill
ing of meat, fish, eggs or cheese. It
forms a substantial background to
the box meal, but alone it is not suffi
cient. It may afford building mate
rial and be energy-giving, but there
should be in addition something fresh
and juicy. Give a variety of fruit.
Fruit jellies pack nicely and are ap
petizing. A variety in desserts is
essential. There is a wide choice, in
cluding tarts, cake, cookies, nuts and
raisins, stuffed dates or molded pud
dfnga. The following suggestions
fulfill all requirements of nutritlous
ness and ci the same time provide the
variety so essential:
L Egrg sandwiches, orange, jam
sandwiches, plain cake, two or three
2. Stuffed eggs, bread and butter,
baked apples, sugar cookies, two or
three dates.
3. Meat paste sandwiches, raw ap
ples, molasses cookies, a few pieces
of candy.
Dates, figs and apples, together
with other fruits, have a laxative ef
fect on the system which is beneficial.
They should be used in lunches freely
When putting a few pieces of candy,
or some dates, or figs in the box.
wrap them carefully and conceal the
little package in one corner, to be
tumid as a surprise after everything
else has been eaten.
There are three requirements to in
sure that feeling of pleasure in open
ing the lunch which plays so large a
part in promoting appetite and per
fc t digestion. They are that it
should he neatly, attractively and
conveniently packed, that it should
ontain the right food combinations,
that ample time and as clean and
pleasant a place a- possible he pro
vided for the eating.
\ <l-lid’s Bedroom.
One mother, blessed ,»ilh more
originality than money, planned at
comparatively small expense a very
dainty room for her little girl. She
bought second-hand a small enam
eled' idiCsf of’drsrwers, on which a car
penter fixed a little round wall mir
ror in a wide flat frame. The same,
carpenter made her a wardrobe about
four feet high. She also bought a
hair and a narrow kitchen table, the
'egs of which were shortened to make
'hem the correct height for a wash
She enameled all these pale gray,
md a friend who was an amateur
irti-t kindly painted a hunch of pink
ipped daisies with jade green leaves
't the fop of the wardrobe panel and
on the hack of the chair and a daisy
•hain around the frame of the mirror.
The wallcaper was a narrowly striped
me, a shade darker than the enamel,
he paint also gray, and the floor cov
ering mse-colored felt. An old iron
bedstead was beautified by being
painted gray, with the round balls
where the bars cross in jade green.
The little toilet cover was rose color
with an edging of white crochet, and
the short window curtains striped
rose and gray and jade green taffeta.
Make Them Ban Smoothly.
When the drawers of any article of
furniture are hard to move they can
he made to run easily by rubbing dry
soap on the parts that tit into the
grooves. Door hinges that do not
work well should be rubbed along
the hearings with oil. Many un
pleasant noises arise when wood bears
on metal, but the sound may be en
tirely stopped by the application of a
little grease. A window that is diffi
ut to move should also be treated
with grease, applying it on the sash
and then pushing the window up and
down until an easy- movement is se
To Make Fabrics Fireproof.
Kow people realize that it is possi
ble with very little trouble or expense
to make various kinds of material
practically fireproof. To do this,
three parts of Epsom salts and six
parts of borax are dissolved together
in 40 parts of hot water. The fabric
should then be well soaked in this
solution, squeezed and hung up to
dry. In the case of material that is
to be starched, Epsom salts and borax
can be added to the starch paste.
These ingredients do not affect col
ored fabrics-. Materials so treated
will burn only with the greatest
Do Too Know f
When picture nails in walls become
loose they may be replaced in the
original holes in the following way:
Melt some glut l and' mix it with plas
ter of paris into a rather stiff paste.
Pill the hole in the wall with the
paste, and before it sets hard push in
the nail to the desired depth. As soon
as the plaster and glue mixture has
hardened the nail will be more firmly
in position than it was before.
A safe and easy method of remov
ing a stopper from a fragile bottle is
to draw a piece of string backward
and forward several times round the
neck of the bottle, which should be
firmly held by another person. The
friction so caused will warm the neck
of the bottle and expand it suffi
ciently to allow the stopper to he
drawn out easily. The same result
can sometimes be obtained by holding
the stopper over a flame.
To clean an aluminum pan that has
been badly burned pour in a little
water and boil and onion in it. The
burned matter will rise to the top and
leave the pan quite clean.
A good way to remove the taste
and smell from utensils that have
been used for cooking onions or other
strong-flavored foods is to scrub them
thoroughly with do - mustard.
Answers to Food • Questions
Answer* to readers’ questions regarding
diet will tie given by Winifred Stuart (libbs,
food specialist, writer and lecturer on nutri
tion. Questions should be accompanied by
a self-addressed, stamped envelope, as only
those of general interest will be answered in
this column. Others will be answered through
the mail. Every effort will be made to an
swer questions promptly, but we bespeak the
indulgence of our readers for any unavoidable
delay. The number of letters received is large
and each much take Its turn. Address Wini
fred Stuart r.lbbs. 37 West Thirty-ninth
atrect. New York City.
I am very much interested in your
writings on food, and ask your advice
about what 1 can feed my husband
that will aid his digestion. Sine©
having teeth extracted h© has suf
fered so much from constipation. He
has to take medicine every night. I
feel you may be able to give me a
diet, as he cannot chew anything un
less soft, and very little meat, which
must be chopped. He don’t want to
be taking medicine. He always takes
bitter sagrada liquid, and gets so
despondent, it is so hard to swallow.
He has read so much of your writ
ing, and feels your advice would
benefit him. I may add that my hus
band is 65 years, active and healthy
otherwise. Attends to business every
day, and does not look his years. I
will anxiously look for your answer,
and do exactly as you say.—J. H. B.
Replying to your question about
diet for your husband, I note your
problems relating to his digestion and
the necessity for soft food.
I also note that your husband’s age
is 65. This means that he requires
slightly less food than a man under
50. As to the trouble with constipa
tion, the fact that he cannot chew
rough food will also make the matter
more difficult. You will understand
that I cannot from a distance sug
gest a diet which is sure to be help
ful. but can only make certain sug
For example, such foods as fresh
cream, olive oil, fresh butter and
bacon will be helpful, both in building
him up and in the dally trouble. You
must, however, remember very care
fully to give these only in limited
quantities, and must watch their ef
fect on the digestion.
Advise him to begin each meal with
something warm, such as a little
warm soup. Instead of the old-fash
ioned gruel, try making the oatmeal
into soup combined with strained to
mato juice and flavored with other
vegetables. This is a very appetizing
dish and should help considerably.
Fruit juices will also be very good
for him, and I advise orange juice,
grape Juice or grape fruit juice, di
luted with a little water. Stewed
fruit, or fruit gelatin, or fruit Junket,
or baked custard will be the best type
of dessert.
As to the meat dish, you might try
a little scraped raw beef, serving it
between slices of thin bread and
butter. Scraped chicken or lamb may
also be used, and for variety try mak
ing the scraped beef into small pats
and broiling these over a clear fire.
As to eggs. If bis digestion will bear
them, I should say that be should
have oae a day.
The fresh vegetables are very tm
Gay Treasures.
to go home,” announced Dick, as he
put the last butterfly in his bottle.
"I got some fine ones this afternoon.
I’m glad you boys came along.”
"So’re we.” answered Ted. “We’d
like to come again.”
"Sh!” Billy Cut-out grabbed the
net. made a swoop, and there he had
a lovely triangle-shaped butterfly.
"One more," he declared.
"And the best one yet!" cried Dick.
"That’s one I’ve been trying to get
for a long time. Three cheers for
Billy, the butterfly catcher!”
The top butterfly is light brown,
with spots of light blue on the wing.
The center one is greenish hlu», with
a deep dark brown border. The lower
one is yellow where it isn’t black in
the drawing. Now you have a whole
string of gay butterflies to send
(Copyright, 1924.1
The Dasheen
Have you ever looked at some
queer-looking vegetables in the midst
of the large market —vegetables
about the size of a large egg and
with a very brown and rough coat —
and wondered what they were?
It is possible that you do not know
a dasheen when you see it, but. as a
matter of fact, those who make it a
business to study unusual foods and
to develop them have been for a num
ber of years engaged in studying this
visitor from other lands.
As it came originally from Trinidad,
some of our Southern States have
adopted the dasheen, and now look
upon it as a good crop and a full
fledged member of the family of
American vegetables.
The housewife is interested prin
cipally in how to use the dasheen in
her three-meals-a-day program, and
we find that in general it may be
cooked in any way suitable for the
preparation of potatoes.
While the dasheen is often useful
in localities where the potato does not
grow satisfactorily, housewives should
not think of this vegetable as a sub
stitute for potatoes from the point
of view of food value, since no one
food is a complete substitute for an
This does not in any sense lessen
the service performed by the dasheen
in adding to our daily diet a vege
table that is capable of entering into
many palatable and nutritious dishes.
Dieticians find that the dasheen is
usually digested easily, and house
wives who have experimented are
unanimously of the opinion that the
mealy texture of the cooked flesh is
very palatable. The color of the flesh
ranges from a creamy whit© to a
light violet.
portant, and had better be served as
one ingredient in the cream soup,
allowing equal part of strained vege
table pulp and thickened milk.
I realize that these notes are very'
general, hut I am sure you will un
derstand that you are the only one
who can finally decide as to what
foods your husband can eat. The
types I have suggested are the best
for you to try.
I am a constant reader of your ar
ticles, and would like to consult you
as to my diet. I suffer dreadfully of
headaches, and my doctor claims it’s
from my stomach, which seems true,
as I wear glasses to rest my eyea
Every morning I wake up with a
burning feeling in my temples, which
stays all day. I do not work over
hard. I have two girls, 6 and AM
years, and have a new home, which
stays clean by going over it every
day. lam contented, and very happy
if I only would feel well. So If you
would kindly send me a diet and
what to do to gain weight. I am 104
pounds in weight, and am 5 feet 7M
inches In height, so 1 am under
weight Pleas© try and answer me
real soon.
Without knowing something about
your present diet, I am somewhat in
the dark as to any changes that I
might suggest. On the other hand, I
may be able tp give you some gen
eral suggestions. You will need to
gain from 35 to 40 pounds. If you are
of a nervous temperament try to
keep your mind relaxed as much as
possible, as nervous tension tends to
make you thin. You will have to be
careful also about not overdoing
muscular exercises, and take Just
enough to keep you healthy. One of
the difficulties may be that It would
be necessary for you to eat whether
you are hungry or not. Try mid
morning and mid-afternoon lunch
eons of milk with cream, or malt
sugar, or sherbets and ice cream, or
fruit juices, or raw eggs beaten in milk,
watching your digestion all the time
to see that you are not overtaxing it.
The diet plan might be something
like this: For breakfast, a dish of
stewed prunes, with crisply prepared
cereal, an egg and two slices of but
tered toast, with half a cup of top
milk or thin cream on the cereal and
a cup of coffee. At 10:30 o’clock, one
of the lunches indicated above. At
midday a small cup of cream of vege
table soup, a fruit salad, a buttered
roll or piece of bread afid butter and
a small serving of oornstarcb pud
ding with chocolate.
At 3:30 p.m., one of the light
lunches. For dinner, a slice of roast
beef or plain broiled steak, with
scalloped potatoes. A serving of fresh
vegetables, according to season, and
a plain lettuce salad, with plenty of
oil and salt or a French dressing
made with oil and lemon Juice instead
of vinegar. A dessert of frozen cus
tard, or chocolate bread pudding, or
gelatin with whipped cream.
I think you will find that if you
keep your digestion In perfect order
and pajr vary close attention to bowel
movements year headaches will stop
ZIT IDorothyDix
1| */ If We CoiUd
Burdens of Others Always Seem Lighter Than
Ours, But at a “Central Trouble Exchange’’
We’d Find Our Own Easier.
IN the course of the year I pet thousands upon thousands of letters from
people who tell me of their sorrows. .Each one is certain that no other
human being has ever been called upon to hear such a load of responsibility
as he or she has: no one has had such bitter disllluslonments. or disappoint
ments, or known such loneliness; no one has ever had to live with such
disagreeable and cantankerous and unreasonable people as he or she does.
As 1 read these tear-sodden missives, and feel my heart torn witli
helpless sympathy for the sufferers whose malady is mainly morbidness and
lack of philosophy and good, hard horse sense. 1 often wish that I could
establish a trouble exchange, where they could swap their own woes for
the afflictions of others. Kor you see. we all think the crosses of others
are light. It, is only our own cross that is so heavy that it crushes us.
My first client would he a woman. She would ride up In a limousine.
She would’be beautifully gowned, and the address on her card would be
No. 1 Easy street, but she would begin sniffling into a hand-embroidered
handerchlef and say;
“Oh. dear Miss Dix, I am the most miserable of women! 1 am married
to a good, kind man, who gives me everything that money can buy. but he is
all business, while I am al! soul. We have nothing in common. There is no
companionship between us. 1 yearn for the intangible. He grasps the
material. I long for a real affinity, whose thoughts are above the sordid
things of life, who will worship beauty with me, and with whom I can scale
tlie heights of poetry ami passion.”
• • • •
«YUU have come to the right shop, madam,” I would say. "I have the
very thing for you. Only an hour ago a dowdy, hungry, toil-worn
woman left here a long-haired poet who is exactly what you want. Hasn’t
a practical’ idea In his head. Couldn’t make a dollar to save his life.
Scorns work, but he carries a marvelous line of intellectual conversation,
anil as a love-maker he lias a matinee hero backed off of the stage. You
probably won’t have much to eat. but you can feed your starved soul, so
take him and be happy."
My next client would be a fretful, discontented-looking woman, who
would lay her marriage certificate down on the counter and say, "I would
like to exchange this for a career. I'd prefer a moving picture one. or one
on the stage, hut almost any kind of one would do. You see. I made a
mistake in getting married. 1 was not cut out for domesticity. 1 was
destined to shine in public instead of in the kitchen, and I feel that I am
wasting my life on a mere husband and children. Fate calls me to something
better and higher than darning socks and wiping little noses."
"How very lucky!" I would exclaim. ”1 have the very thing that you
desire in stock. Here’s a wonderful career, beautifully gilded and in good
working order that a woman brought in for exchange, and who wanted
just what you have, a husband and children and home. She said that she
bad bought her career at too high a price. She had paid for it witli years
of slavery to if. For its sake she had put love out of her life, and had
atrophied all of her natural womanly Instincts, and now that she was
beginning to grow old she realized she had paid too high a price.
"She said she would rather live in the humblest cottage in the land
that was her home than the finest hotel suite; that she would rather see
her baby’s face light up al her coming than to see her name in electric
lights on Broadway; that she would rather have one man who rea!ly loved
her for herself than the applause of a multitude. This woman didn't seem
to set a great value on her career, so you can doubtless make a good
trade with her.”
• * * *
r I 'HE next patron would be a man. “Say.” he would begin, ’T’ve got a job
lot of troubles that ! want to get rid of at any old price. Oh, they are
the well known domestic brand, of course. It is when a man loads up with
them that he is headed for bankruptcy in happiness. I'll tel? the world that.
M hat is getting my goat is a nagging wife. Good woman. Loves me.
Fine cook. Thrifty manager. Devoted mother. But she is the champion
nagger of the universe.
”1 tell you I haven’t as much liberty as a fly under a bow l. If 1 am five
minutes late in getting home, it's nag, nag, nag about where have I been, and
why didn’t I come. When I start out in the morning it is nag. nag, nag. nag
about wearing my overcoat and taking an umbrella and not getting my feet
wet and not sitting in a draught. When I sit down to dinner it is nag, nag.
nag about everything I like being bad for my stomach. I am just about to
be ragged into the grave, and 1 tell you I'd trade off an oversolicitous,
devoted wife for any other known sort of affliction.”
"Well,” I would reply, ”1 can offer you a large assortment to choose
from. Here’s a wife who never nags because she cares so little for her
husband she isn’t interested enough in what he does to notice it. Here’s
a beautiful but dumU moron. Here’s another who is a good-natured sloven.
And here’s an elegant model from Paris, who regards her husband merely
as a checkbook, and so long as he signs on the dotted line he may do as
he pleases. The men who left them for exchange didn’t seem overly
enthusiastic about them.”
And so they would come al? day, each with his or her sorrow. And
when he or she looked on the face of another's trouble each would take his
or her own grievance and go back home with it.
And when night came, and I put up the shutters of the trouble exchange,
I would have done no business.
For it is easier to bear the trouble we have than a strange sorrow.
(Copyright, 1924.)
Jimmy Skunk Interested.
Wbot puts his eyes to proper use
Kor ignorsnee bus no excuse.
—Peter Rabbit.
It happened that one morning in
early Summer Peter Rabbit was wan
dering about in the Old Pasture. He
had nothirfg in particular on his
mind. He was simply wandering
about and just looking. He wasn’t
looking for anything special. He was
Just looking In the hop© of seeing
something interesting.
At length he, came to a warm, sunny
bank. There’ was a big. flat stone on
that warm, sunny bank. Peter had
seen it many times, for he had often
passed that way. There was nothing
interesting about that flat stone to
Peter. At least, there never had been
anything interesting about it until
now. He had glanced carelessly over
at that big, flat stone, and it seemed
to him that he had seen something
move under it. He couldn’t be sure,
for, look as he would now. he could
see nothing. Just the same, he had
a feeling that some one was under
that big, flat stone.
Peter went back into the bushes
and sat down where he could watch
that big, flat stone. He sat perfectly
still for a long time. He had just
about made up his mind that he must
have been mistaken, when, slowly and
cautiously, a head was thrust out
from under that big, flat stoneu Peter
continued to sit perfectly still. For
a couple of minutes that head didn’t
move. But out of the mouth a slen
der, forked tongue kept darting.
Then out glided a big snaJce. It was
Mrs. Blacksnake. At first Peter had
thought it was Mr. Blacksnake, but
when h\ saw that this one was not
quite as big as Mr. Blacksnake he
knew that it must be Mrs. Black
snake. She was dressed just the same
as Mr. Blacksnake —black all over ex
cepting her chin, which was white.
She raised her head and looked this
way and that way, then swiftly ehe
glided away.
"Huh!” said Pater. “That must bo
Mrs. Blacksnake’s home. It must be
that she was taking a nap in there.
It is funny I have never seen her
here before.”
Then Peter went on his way. and
thought no more about it until he
chanced to meet Jimmy Skunk.
Jimmy was ambling along In his
usual slow way, stopping now and
then to pull over a stick or a stone.
He was looking for fat beetles.
“Good-moming. Peter,” said Jimmy.
“What is the news?”
“Good-morning," replied Peter.
“There isn’t any news. You’re only
the second person I’ve seen since I
came up in the Old Pasture this
“Is that so?” replied Jimmy. “Who
was the first one?”
“Mrs. Blacksnake,” replied Peter.
"I saw her only a few moments ago.”
Jimmy pricked up his eerm.
‘Ob that sol** he exclaimed. **l woo*
der what she is doing up here in the
Old Pasture?”
“Oh. I guess she is living here,”
replied Peter. "1 think she must
have been taking a nap under a big.
flat stone back there on. the sunny
bank. Probably that is where she
“Well, well!” said Jimmy Skunk.
“That Is interesting. I always have
doubted if Mr. or Mrs. Blacksnake
really had a home. I should like to
see It."
"You can find it easily enough,”
replied Peter carelessly. “All you
have to do is to follow your nose un
til you come to that sunny bank.
You can’t help seeing the big, flat
"Thanks,” replied Jimmy Skunk. “I
believe I’ll have a look at H just to
satisfy my curlositv.”
I Copyright, 1924. by T. W. Barges*.)
Broth and Heat for Sick.
Although there is little nourishment
in meat broths, beef tea Is often used
as a food for the sick. It is stimulat
ing and grateful to the appetite, and
affords a change of diet when only
liquids may be served. To make beef
tea. soak chopped beef in water for
at least one hour, using one pint of
water to one pound of lean beef.
Cook the mixture slightly over hot
water until it becomes a reddish
brown color. Stir It constantly while
cooking, strain through a coarse
strainer, season It, then serve at once.
Nine men could stand In the mouth
of a 96-foot whale caught In Akutan,
Conquer summer heat
with delicious iced tea
tWHEN the thermometer hits 90,
, and dispositions and collars wilt,
brew a pot of Chase & Sanborn’s
Seal Brand Orange Pekoe (black)
Tea. Pour it over generous
chunks of cracked ice in a tall
glass. Add lemon and sweeten
to taste. Here is the cooling tom
bination for withering weather.
Sixty years’ experience buying,
blending and testing maintains
«the marvelous flavor of this na
tional favorite—Seal Brand Tea. *
i. «. Try Seal Brand Coffee
*aS« Iced, too • You’ll like it.
Wittle Benn^s
n Note Book
The Weakly News.
Weather. Perfeck.
Sissiely Page
Mr. Sam Cross was 9 years old last
Wensday and reserved a good ineny
presents, some usetill and some reel,
but not as meny as he proberly would
of got If he had bin allowed jto of
gave a berthday party, his best pres
ent being a silver watch from his
unkle with a unbreakable cristal in
it, Mr. Cross proving it reely was by
dropping it aliout 10 limes without
making it break, all it doing being to
make the werks stop going erround
and now the watch says half past 10
all the time, so Mr. cross can ony
tell the time by it once a day in the
morning on account of being asleep
at the other half past 10.
Mr. Sid Hunts big brother Fred's
voice is changing, having a squeak
in it wen peeple leest ixpect it. Mr.
Sam Hunt saying its as good as a
show to lissen to him and imitate
l*ihor Notes
Artie Alixander got a dime last
Saltlday for terning old lady Dim
micks ice cream freezer 10 minnits
and then getting the scrapings off of
the thing that goes erround inside,
saying if all jobs was that easy,
werk would be a pleasure.
Conversations Between Famous
< 'aracters
Leroy Shooster. Wfeh would you
rather be bit by. a big alligater or a
small snake?
Buds Simkins. I wouldent
pins to be bit by either of them.
Intristing Facks About Intrisling
Ed Wemick has rice pudding in his
house for dizzert at leest 4 times
every week on account of his father
not liking enything elts but. and Kd
says wen he grows up and has a
home of his own he wont even allow
rice pudding in the house, except
maybe with raisins in.
laist and Found. Neither.
What Today Means to You
Today's planetary aspects are very
good, and counsel activity along all
lines of endeavor. They are espe
cially favorable for matters relating
to law, machinery or inventive ef
fort. Recklessness, hazardous under
takings or speculation must be
avoided, as almost certain failure is
sure to attend anything attempted of
this nature. A marriage celebrated
today will be crowned with both love
and happiness.
A child born today will, with the
exception of one serious ailment dur
ing infancy, be almost free from sick
ness. Its character will be forceful,
its disposition attractive, although
self-reliant, its mentality normal.
Its self-reliance must not be checked,
but must be tempered with tolerance
and respect for the opinions of others.
This child should in the choice of a
career be allowed to follow the bent
of its own inclinations, and should
not be goaded into doing something
for which it has a distaste.
If today is your birthday anniver
sary. you undoubtedly have fully real
ized that if you had practiced self
denial you would have attained a
greater success in life than that
which is your lot today. Self-denial
is a basic ingredient of genuine suc
cess. and if you bake your cake in
the morning or noonday of life you
can’t live on it when you get old.
If you begin by denying yourself
nothing, the world later is apt to do
your denying for you.
There is an eternal law of compen
sation. "As ye sow, so shall ye
reap." The wise man will choose liis
exertion while he is young, while the
hardship and fatigue and self-denial
sit lightly on his forehead and daunt
not his spirit.
Voluntary' self-denial at the begin
ning of life's journey will avert in
voluntary poverty stress, sweat and
indignity toward the end. Self-de
nial. and not self-indulgence, is sys
tematically cultivated. This need not
necessarily refer only to money
making. You can deny yourself the
pleasure of making an unkind or cut
ting remark which may spring spon
taneously to your lips and give you a
certain satisfaction to speak. You
can take advantage at somebody
else’s expense of the opportunity to
make a profitable return. You would,
however, enjoy a far greater satis
faction if you had denied yourself
this opportunity. Deny yourself or
be denied.
Well known persons born on this
date are Anna Ella Carroll, strate
gist, "the unrecognized member of
Lincoln's cabinet": George F. Hoar,
senator; James Proctor Knott, legis
lator; George W. McCrary, jurist and
statesman, and David B. Hill, poli
(Copyright. 1924. >
For babys rash!
Nutrition Nuggets
Next time you are told some special
diet system that is "simply wonder
ful" take the middle ground. Do not
accept suggestions blindly as being
law and gospel. On the other hand,
do not describe the suggestions en
tirely as being a mere fad. At the
bottom of almost every food fad there
is a grain of common sense. If you
cannot find tue dietary truth em
bodied in any suggestion, seek some
one who can help you find it.
Jn the planning to obtain body
building material from vegetables re
member that this material, when de
rived from seeds of plants, will not
support life. The, leaves of plants
must be added in order to help the
body keep its balance of health.
In feeding a patient suffering from
acute dysentery or Summer diarrhea,
cleanse the bowel thoroughly by a
warm enema. Next, if the patient is
perfectly strong, advise a complete
fast for a number of hours—ln some
cases for a whole day—giving liquid
food for the first feeding. These
A Wise Choice
Cookery wisdom begins and ends
with proper selection. The selection of
such food as an Esskay ham makes it
certain that even though you choose the
easiest way of preparing it the dish will
still be everything you hope for and will
inspire comment on your wise selection.
Sugar Cured HAM
Be IJctvt Gmuantgc
Canned beans are baked
beans when the label
reads BAKED.
Not all beans in cans
are baked.
Read the labels.
If the label reads
“baked beans”, they are
baked. Heinz Oven-
Baked Beans are baked
—with dry heat and
labeled “baked” on the
can for your guidance
in buying.
with tomato sauce
L -57- J
feedings should be largely composed
of cereal gruels, albumen water or
fermented milk. Next, scraped beef,
dried toast, fruit cereals and poached
These latter days of Summer are
especially trying to the digestion.
During the next hot spell try eating
bread or crackers and milk. Nothing
else for the first two meals. A light
dinner of eggs or plain broiled meat,
with vegetables and a fruit dessert'
will round out the day. Kven if this
dietary falls below your required en
ergy, you will be all the more ready
for a full diet next day. And if you
are strong no harm will come from
the temporary shortage of food.
If the physician orders “salt-poor"
diet, prepare the cereals and the bread
without salt. Serve unsalted butter,
eggs for the main dish, plain baked
apples or stewed prunes for dessert,
with a serving of custard for one
meal. Tomatoes, oranges, peaches,
squash, melon, pears, spinach and
cabbages are atnong the first foods to
be added when the salt-poor diet i
to he enlarged.

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