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Preparing for Vacations Advice as to Various Matters That Should Re ceive Attention Preliminary to Departure of Family From the Home. I'-* your house is to be closed for some time, when your family goes away for the Summer vacation, certain necessary precautions should be taken. To. begirt with, ] : ce all silverware and -other valu ; iks in a safe deposit box at your b,».r.k. Put away all ornaments, re ) • ; ve all cushion and table covers, <. h ir covers, heavy curtains and hang -3" ,'s, brush or clean them, and put t'n m safely away. Cover all carpets ’• » h newspapers and the furniture ' 'h dust sheets. Valuable pictures sb.uld he taken down and wrapped i covers. Grease all metal articles j wTap them in brown paper. Have the gas, electricity and water .".red off, close and fasten all win ► < n'.va and pull the shades down half ' »y. Most people choose to leave ’ I'l.-lin curtains at windows. Cover tii - beds with dust sheets. Blankets t’lould be removed, shaken-and put : n . y with plenty of camphor or moth 1 ,lln. Dust naphthalene powder over the carpets, rugs and upholstered fur n;,iure before covering them. ft is a good plan to send carpets to ’ ■ cleaned and mattresses to be made t ,er, with instructions not to return tie in before a certain time. J -ock all doors and do not forget to t- H all tradespeople not to call until f -htin requested. Fill out a post • -bee form for your new address and t, hand in to the post office. Moth Powder. A powder which will keep moths r nay from clothes can be prepared in ■ ills way: Secure two ounces of cloves * "•! the same amount of cinnamon, i- .cice, black pepper and orris root. 1'1.v.-der these ingredients as fine as r •■c.sible, then mix them well-together. he mixture may be scattered at the bottom of drawers,, or put into small Ji.uslln bags and then placed here :il l there. The odor is quite a pleas. : »y one, but it Is much disliked by i bths which attack clothes. If moths 1 ive already attacked draperies and clothes, It is advisable to plunge the n terlal Into boiling water, which will •ntantly kill grubs and eggs,. or it m y be held in the steam of a boiling h'ttle. A hot Iron applied on the ' ng side will also be effective. A (. od way to treat moths in carpets is to wring a coarse linen towel in clean and spread it on the carpet. It *■'" uld then be -ironed until dry and tie operation repeated. It is not nec er «nry to press hard, and the treat r ent w-ill not injure the pile or color of .he carpet. - Week End Baggage. ft Is generally advisable to take only buffgage that is absolutely necessary o . a week end trip. The packing of e .fra hats for such occasions is diffl < t*Tt because it i? not always conven ient to carry a regular hat box. An o ftra hat can be taken In a 6uit case i,' it is slightly adapted. 'An oblong b'.-t can be made of cardboard and <overed with material to match the in :Me of the suit case. A wire hat hold should be attached to the box so t:’r.t the hat can be pinned to It and so be kept firmly in place. The space at ti e end of the case can then be utll i :ed for light articles without damage to the hat, and very gauzy articles nay he placed In with the hat. If the lining of a suit case will permit it, rets of two strong tapes can be sewed t , the inner sides of the suit case. Then a piece of thin board or strong cr nlboard can be slipped between these to make a division when required. ' hese divisions can be made in a suit i ><e when the hat box It not used, and t .'l prevent a jumble of articles, as s fording separate compartments for dlf- F lerent things. Vacation First • Aids. !< is wise to take away with you a r ;all bottle of simple tincture of h nzoin to add to the wash water If it is hard. A few drops added to the v x|er will soften it and will help to k your skin, soft and smooth while j-i*u are away. An ounce of boric acid will also take v i scarcely any room, and you will id .it invaluable. A pinch added to 1 .If a glass of warm water will make ; very soothing lotion for your eyes, s d if applied when dressing for your <• .ening meal, it will remove all traces eye strain caused by the glare of t i= sun on the ocean and" make them ght and sparkling. It Is possible ■ wash away with a little milk any "cks of dust in the eye. Keep on •thing the eye with a cloth soaked milk, and this will nearly always move the foreign substance, besides 1 .ving a soothing effect on the eyes. ■u can remove a cinder or other for • 'n substance from the eye by plac , in the eye two or three grains of xseed. Let them roll all around on the eyeball. They are very healing, i.nd foreign substances will 6tick to IN THE GARDEN WITH BURBANK As Reported by Elizabeth Urquliart and Edited by Luther Burbank. Conservation of Moisture. '•Our subject- is very timely, Mr. Burbank, after the recent drought, ■which scorched gardens and orchards.” “The subject is always timely, and of importance everywhere, from the dry Interior regions of the Pacific coast* to the Atlantic, where sometimes the heavens withhold the rains and gardens suffer. ‘'lrrigation has become almost a fine art on the Western coast, and has developed greatly since the early Mis sion period, when land was irrigated without tillage, and the wealth in the soil was undeveloped. “Tillage and irrigation must always go together, for, while tillage supple ments and quite often replaces irri gation, yet irrigation without tillage is of limited benefit. “When w-ater is run over the sur face of the garden without cultiva tion it does not penetrate as deeply as rain, and, moreover, the ground dries, hardens and cracks, letting the moisture within escape rapidly. The thirsty roots are drawn up to the sur face in an attempt to reach the water and soon form a matted mass near the surface, and if not then irrigated almost daily will be destroyed. “But when the ground- Is cultivated after watering or irrigation less water; is necessary, for *ll the underground moisture is • retained by the dry blanket of loose earth formed on the surface through cultivation.” "Gardens lie at the mercy of w-ind and weather,” I remarked, “and eter nal vigilance Is necessary!” .“Yes. a dry wind blowing over a plowed field, if the soil is not in the right condition, will rob it of tons of water In half a day, and it takes 180 tons of water to make one ton of ha*-. . . “But if harrowed and leveled the loose surface from an earth mulch, through which the hot air above can not force its way, and the -moisttfll within cannot pass quickly through it to the surface.” "How is the moisture drawn up to the surface so readily?” I asked. "Mostly by capillary action; just as oil comes up .through a "lamp wick to the flame at the upper edge, so does moisture rise through the pores of the ground, some of it to be used by the roots of the plants, some of it to pass through the cracks of the bard soil, to be carried oft by the WOMAN’S PAGE. them and work out from the eye. All Inflammation will disappear. ‘ Bee stings are often very trouble some. They should be extracted with out breaking them. If a pair of tweezers cannot be obtained, a small key pressed over the place will usu ally force the sting tip so that it can be picked out. After the sting has occurred, & little moistened baking powder is excellent to apply to the affected part, whether the injury has been caused by a bee, a wasp or a hornet. If soda cannot be secured, a wet rag will usually give relief. For mosquito and gnat bites, usually a bandage soaked in a strong solution of soda and water will be effective. Always sponge your face over with fresh water after leaving the ocean, as salt water when allowed to dry on the skin has a very coarsening effect upon it, making it harsh and dry and causing a red tan which is so unbe coming. A little rose water can be carried down to the bathhouse with the other toilet necessities and can be applied to the face with a small sponge. Always wear a waterproof bathing cap when In the ocean. Salt water will make the hair harsh and bristle and spiol the color, especially if it is fair or auburn. If you take a sun bath after your swim, see that your head is protected from the heat, otherwise a bad headache may be the result. While at the beach it is best to avoid the use of white or pink com plexion powder during the daytime. Ochre shade looks more natural and is more becoming, and forms a great er protection from sunburn and freckles. In the evening the ochre powder can be removed, the face cleaned with a little cream, and white or pink powder used in .its place. Stains on Shoes. Salt water stains on shoes should be treated In the following way: Into an eggeupful of hot milk dissolve a small lump of washing soda, and then rub the solution well Into the leather. If the st* ins on brown shoes have turned black, rub the stains with equal parts of household ammonia and milk. This treatment rarely fails to restore the leather entirely. Shoes which have been wet all over with sea water generally become very hard. When this happens, rub in olive oU with a soft rag. Do not use a great deal of the oil, but take care that it is well worked Into the leather. It is possible to arrange a little bathing tent for the beach with the aid of a large sheet and a long pole. Mark a circle about 5 feet in diam eter on the ground and then dig out the sand inside this circle, throwing the sand up all around to form a wall. Leave an opening at one part to serve as a doorway. When the sand has been dug to the depth of about 3 feet, and the wall is nearly as high, a fair height will have been secured for the tent. Now put the pole In the center of the floor and thrust It down into the sand. Throw the sheet right over the pole, carrying the borders along the top of the wall. Cover the edge of the sheet with a little sand to keep it in place. The free ends of the sheet can be pinned together when It is desired to close the tent. Houseboats or Shacks. Housboats look best when painted In light colors. White la effective and so also is a very pale shade of blue-green with an awning of the same color. Somber colors, such as chocolate or dark green, do not cast good reflections on the water, and the whole effect is dull. For a decoration a string of small flags of various sizes placed up and down the length of the flagpole always looks well. An other good decoration is secured by means of growing flowers in boxes. These placed in a long, continuous line right around the edge of the upper deck make a very charming orna mentation. Hanging baskets of flow ers will also add to the effect. Pelar goniums and marguerites will pro vide a continuous and gay wreath of color for many weeks. Cushions, curtains and awnings should all re ceive careful consideration when planning for decoration and useful ness. Chinese lanterns and emblems are festive decorations. Dragons may be cut out of three-ply wood and paint ed scarlet, or such emblems may be cut out of fabric material and at tached to the pole in the same way as a flag. Other decorations for a houseboat are strings of balloons which dance In the breeze and pro vide sparkling touches of color. The general aim should be to se cure lightness and brightness on a houseboat. A charming approach from the river to a bungalow can be secured by means of steps cut out in grass, pergolas and small rock gardens. If It is not convenient to spend time and care on cutting lawns, banks of shrubs can take their place. sun and wind, unless the waste Is stopped by the dry blanket of loose earth at the surface. “Where the source of the water supply is uncertain, tillage is all the more necessary, and on the home grounds no. waters should be allowed to go to waste.” “Even in lands of Summer rains drought will come and cisterns will go dry. What is the unhappy gar dener to do?” I asked. "If the garden be in the country and water is not piped all oyer the grounds, the household water from laundry tubs, baths and waahstands should be carefully saved, for the presence of soap in such water is of benefit to nearly all garden plants, if the water be poured on the ground and not on the foliage. "In many Summer homes or farms arrangements may be made to con duct such waste water by exit pipes or even wooden troughs to certain beds or plants in the garden.” (Copyright, 1935.) Stuffed Mushrooms. In one-half a cupful* of white stock soak one-fourth cupful of stale bread crumbs, add three-fourths cupful of finely chopped cooked veal or chicken, j one tablespoonful. of butter, one-half a t teaspoonful of salt, one-half a tea spoonful of onion juice and one-fourth teaspoonful of pepper. Cut the stalks from 20 large mushrooms, peel the caps, and arrange them cup side up In a baking pan. Put a Mttle of the mixture in each cup and sprinkle over a thin layer of buttered crumbs. Bake for 10 minutes in a hot oven. •' Cabbage Soup. Remove the outer leaves of a me dium-sized Summer cabbage and cut the head into strips. Cover with two quarts of boiling water and boil for half an hour. In a saucepan put one tablespoonful of butt%* and two table spoonfuls of flour and stir over the fire’ until well mixed. Add gradually one pint and a half of scalded milk and one quart of the water in which the cabbage was boiled. Season to taste with salt and pepper, simmer for 10 minutes, add one cupfifl of the cooked cabbage chopped fine, simmer for- 10 minutes, and serve with crou tons. 'r THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1925. COLOR CUT-OUT , 0 A DICK WHITTINGTON. The 111-Natured Cook. So Dick became scullery boy in the Fitzwarren kitchen. The cook was a horrid, 111-tempered woman who did not know what" It was to be kind to any body. She frequently beat the poor boy with a broom or anything else that was handy, and she scolded him all day long. She made him do all the hardest and dirtiest work, and worked him continuously from early morning till late at night. But little Dick did the best he knew how, and he never complained. For once in his life he had plenty to eat, and as he had never been used to kind treatment he did not miss It as much as other little boys would. Here is the ugly, cross, old cook. Color her hair black. Jler skirt should be gray and her blouse blue. (Copyright. 1826.) | HOME NOTES BY JKNNT WEEN. How to house the homemade radio set? That is the question in many homes wehere radio fans toil nightly with static. For a collection of bat teries, boxes and wires on the living iM'l'Mf if zip )r imOiAA roqm is not soothing to the nerves ofxne lAdy of the house. Here is one cleverly concealed In a sectional bookcase. The batteries are in the lower section, where they are easily accessible, and the wires pass through holes bored In the back to the set itself in the upper section. This arrangement is very neat and incon spicuous, and if one has An old sec tional bookcase stored In the attic or can buy one second hand at a low price, this may be an economical Idea n* 611 (Copyright. 1825.) About Foods. Huckleberries contain lime for bone building, phosphorus for body'regu lating and even a trace of iron for blood building, and they are decidedly basic or the opposit of acid in their final digestion. This means that they help to balance the diet in this im portant particular. Malted cereals may frequently be digested when other foods cannot, and in any case they offer a delight ful variety to the morning breakfast food. There are numerous varieties of snappy and other appetizing forms of cheese which add considerably to the food value of a dish as well as to the flavor. These highly flavored cheeses are not for the children. Cucumbers are rich In iron, very rich in phosphorus, and almost 50 per cent base forming. Any one who needs to have his diet contain a large proportion of foods that are the oppo site of acid forming should eat plenty of cucumbers, provided they do not cause distress. Boiled steamed ham ia a savory Summer meat, but It should not be consumed In large quantities, and .it is too rich for the average child. Gluten bread offers a vegetable protein or body-building material, but vegetable proteins differ consid erably. Some are not complete, and the diet, if it is to be entirely satis factory, must have represented in It what are known as; complete proteins. The average housewife need not be troubled by this statement, for if she serves her gluten bread at a meal with a reasonable quantity of meat, the family dietary will be balanced. New England and Long Island ap parently know best how to bring out the delicious flavor of scallops. Served in a white sauce they are much more delicate than when fried and served with bacon. (Copyright. 1825.) Nutrition Nuggets. Three of the most important min eral salts, namely, sodium, potassium and magnesium, are almost automati cally present in a well-balanced diet. This means that we need not trouble ourselves about them. The minerals about w4»ich we must -concern our selves are lime, phosphorus and iron. When the diet is deficient in lime add milk, Dutter, celery, cauliflower, cheese, turnips, carrots, blackberries, lemon and orange juice. When the diet shows a deficiency of Iron add spinach, cabbage, string beans, lean beef, egg yolks, dried beans, whole grain breads, grapes, onions and dried beets. In order to Insure phosphorus in the diet eat spinach, fresh haddock, let tuce, lean beef, asparagus, buttermilk, fresh cod, celery, turnip, cabbage, raspberries, corn and onions. When the physician tells you to eat a purin free diet use white bread, eggs, milk, potatoes, all'the root vegetables, fruits, nuts, rice, fats, - oils and all green vegetables except spinach and asparagus. (Copyright. *8204 \DorothyDix\v£z& Wife Has as Much Right to Rule as Husband, But Only Happy Marriages Are Those in Which the Couple Go Fifty-Fifty. A SUCCESSFUL business man said to me the other day: “When I get married I am going to have the loud pedal put on the word 'obey* in the marriage ceremony. lam going to be the head of my house. lam going to be the boss, and what I say is going to go." "And where, Mr. Nero," I inquired, “are you going to find the patient Grlselda who will humbly await your pleasure and ask your august permission before she makes any move? So far as I know, the race of gentle Alices, who ‘wept with delight when he gave her a smile, and trembled with fear at his frown,’ is as extinct as the dodo. "All the girls I know are looking for a companion In marriage. They are not out on a still hunt for a master, and they take about aa kindly to being bossed as & wild hyena does to being shut up In a cage. “Be'ieve me, you have your work cut out for you If you are going to attempt to reduce any modern woman to a condition of abject slavery, where she lets you tell her where she gets on and where she gets off, and meekly submits to your doing her thinking for her, and picking out her hats, and dictating to her about how she shall feed the baby. “Divorce courts are too handy, and there are too many good Jobe open to trained business women for wives to put up with this overlord stunt nowadays. When your bossy grandfather issued a ukase your poor put-upon grandmother may have had to reply, ‘To hear is to obey,’ as the ladles in the harems still do, because there is nothing else for them to do. “But if you tell a 1935-model wife that if she doesn't obey, she won’t get any bread and butter, she’ll snap her fingers in your face and tell you that her mind and her conscience are her own, and that she will go out and earn her own cake and keep her self-respect, which she could not do If she were merely your rubber stamp. “Nearly all men have the head-of-the-house complex, but they have It m a mild form, and are satisfied if their wives will make the gesture of kowtowing before them and consulting their opinions. They don’t expect their wives to obey them as If they were little children, and they never dream of trying to enforce their authority. • • • • A S a matter of fact, the great majority of men are glad enough to turn over running their homes to their wives. They don’t want to be bothered with all the details of the housekeeping, or with having to settle every problem that comes up. They get enough of planning and Issuing orders and enforcing obedience In their business In the daytime, and their idea of spending a pleasant evening Is not in disciplining friend wife and laying down the law to her. "Os course, there are men who are petty domestic tyrants, and who aggravate the souls out of their wives, and make their Uvea & burden to them by bossing their every action. ”1 have known men who required their wives to give an account of every penny they spent and furnish an alibi for every hour they were out of the house. I have known women who looked like the wrath of God because their husbands picked out their clothes for them and decided on the shape of their hats and the cut of their frocks. "I have known women who couldn’t Join a club without asking husband's consent; who couldn’t read books their husbands didn’t approve of; who couldn't name their babies what they wanted to; who couldn’t even go to see their mothers without getting husband's permission. “And I have seen'these women after the Lord mercifully released them from bondage, and they were the most reconcUed widows that you could meet In a Sabbath day’s Journey. "For women, as well as men, are human beings, and there Is no record of anybody ever having loved a tyrant. Therefore, my friend. If you want to make your wife hate you and look forward to your death as her emancipa tion day, just make her obey you and recognize you as her boss. “And where do you get the idea, anyway, that you are more fitted to run a woman s life than she is herself? How do you know what is best for a woman? How can you tell what will make her happy? Not a thing. "You don’t know what a woman thinks, nor how she feels, nor how her mind works its wonders to perform. The stupidest woman that ever lived is born knowing more about women than the cleverest man can find out In a lifetime. • • • • UCO every woman has an inalienable right to her little ways, her own opinions, to follow her own taste In dress and to run her house without any orders from her husband, so long as she makes him comfortable and keeps within her allowance. He Is the boss of his affairs, and she has the right to be the boss of her affairs without his butting In. “Furthermore, my friend," I said in conclusion, “marriage Is a partner ship. The woman puts into It herself, her body, her brain, the work of her hands and whatever money she possesses. No man can put more than that into marriage, and so it makes them equal partners. In which there should be no talk of obedience or bossing. The wife has as much right to rule as the husband. "Deference to each other’s wishes, sacrifices, mutual consideration there must be. but no henpecklng and no bulldozing. The only happy marriages are those in which a couple go fifty-fifty in authority as in everything else.” DOROTHY DIX. (Copyrizht. 1925.) Proper Care Required by Jewelry BY LYDIA LE BARON WALKER. Jewelry should never be worn when It is not clean and free from dust and dirt. I was about to say unless it was bright and shining, and then I thought of all the various gems that are not supposed actually to shine though they bo as clean as the driven snow. For instance, pearls should be soft and glistening, cloudy amber should be spotless, but without a hint of that sparkling quality so desirable in clear amber with its lights reflecting rain- EXAMINE YOUR JEWELRY BE FORE PUTTING IT ON AND BE SURE IT IS CLEAN. bow tints. Dull jet should be a lus terless black, quite apart from cut Jet, which, by the way, Is usually onyx, and not Colby Jet, if, indeed, it is not French Jet, which is a fine grade of glass of Inky blackness. It is not of gems themselves, how ever, that I would speak, but of the necessity of keeping them clean, whether that* implies a soft and vel vety texture or a scintillating bril liancy. It is essential to know some thing about the stones, however, since it is the gems themselves that deter mine the sort of care required. Dia monds can be scrubbed and polished In a vigorous way, for Instance, such as few if any other stones will Btand. They are so hard that it takes dia mond to cut diamond. They will not scratch nor be hurt by any of the cleaning methods. This is one great reason why they are stones best suited to engagement rings, which are apt to be constantly worn even when doing the usual rounds of housework. Dia monds seem almost impervious to in jury, so, apart from any historic or sentimental reasons, diamonds are the most practical Jewels for such con stant wear. Care of Diamonds. They should never be permitted to get dirty, for then they lose their beauty, and instead of reflecting the glory of sunlight, they merely reflect a lack of tidiness in the wearer. Dia monds should be washed with warm soapy water and a soft brush that will get In every crevice of the most In tricate setting:. They should be dried In Jeweler's sawdust, or boxwood saw dust, as It Is also called. A few drops of alcohol may be put Into the water. The Jewelry should be rinsed In hot water and put Immediately into the sawdust and completely covered. Let It remain until thoroughly dry and then shake away the particles of saw dust and the result will be almost as good as If the article were cleaned by a Jeweler. Protect Jewelry. All gems should be protected agrainst rough and pointed articles. Many beautiful and semi precious stones are not very hard, and scratch easily. One piece of Jewelry rubbing against an other may dull the polish of the stones. Remember this when inclined to lay one piece of jewelry down on another. It costs money to have stones repollshed, but it costs nothing to prevent them from losing their sheen. Avoid letting acids, even in a mild form, get in touch with Jewels. Both acids and alkalies affect certain gems; some are ruined by one of these agents and some by another. Cut gems of almost all kinds may be safely washed with a soft brush, warm water and a mild soap. They should invariably be dried in jeweler's sawdust after rinsing in clear, warm water. Corn Padding. This corn pudding will require suf ficient scraped or grated corn to meas ure one quart, one cupful or more of milk, according to the age and milki ness of the corn, and a high seasoning of salt and pepper. To this add three well beaten eggs, three tablespoonfuls of sifted flour, three tablespoonfuls of butter melted, and one teaspoonful of sugar. Pour the batter into a pudding dish and bake for one hour and a half in a slow oven. My Neighbor Sayi: To clean tiled grates a strong solution of washing soda thick ened to make a paste with ful ler’s earth Is excellent. This will easily remove stains or greases. The paste should be left on for an hour or two, then washed off with a flannel dipped in hot soap suds. If your couch hammock looks shabby, buy Inexpensive cre tonne and cover the hammock Inside and out. Take the ropes out of the corners, also those at the ends. Where the eyelets come cut a hole in the cretonne and sew close to the eyelets or buttonhole over the eyelets. To clean white straw hats get a little peroxide from a druggist, and with an old toothbrush rub It thoroughly Into the straw. Rinse the hat In cold water and dry In the open air. It will be clean and beautifully white. If your rubber hot-water bot tle leaks do not have It mended, but dry it out thoroughly and use it for a hot salt bag. To heat the salt put it in a pan in the oven. When thoroughly heated pour into the bag.' To dye lace the Arabian color make a strong tea, dip laces and dry till ths desired shade. The lace will be soft and the tea will not harm It. To take the color entirely out of a cotton dress after It has be come somewhat faded, boil the dress In cream of tartar water. A perfectly white dress results. Kittle Benny's Pop wu smoking: and thinking after supplr and J sed, Hay pop, dJd you use to bo athaietic wen you was a boy? Yee, and I still am, I can catch the fastest trolley car If 1m late enufT, pop sed. Thats wat Im good at, too, running, I sed. Maybe I Inherited It off of you, pop, I sed. It would of bln more sensible to of Inherited my branes, pop sed, and I sed, O winnlckers, pop, you awt to of saw me this afternoon, us fellows had & relay race and I was the last one to run on our side on account of me being the fastest without axu&lly hav ing the longest legs. Thats the spirit, If yOu can always triumph over difficulties. If you will pardon me for referring to your short legs as difficulties, you will be a suc cessful man, pop sed, and I sed. Yes sir, the other teem was away ahed of us wen It came to my tern, and Skinny Martin was the laßt one on their side and he was all the ways down to the corner alreddy wen I started off about a mile a second. Arent you lxaggeratlng a trifle? pop sed. It mite be all rite to speek of the suns rays or an electric current traveling at some sutch speed, but I hardly think you could manage It, no matter how short your legs were, he sed. Well, I prltty 6oon cawt up to Skin ny all rite, I bet I was running 5 miles a mlnnlt, I sed, and pop sed, Even the fastest lxpress trains dont travel that fast, I hope your not falling Into the bad habit of overstating sacks. Well enyways, I was going a wiz zlng, I was running to beet the band, I sed, and pop sed, Now that sounds like a more plausible statement, I Imagine there are meny bands that arent very fleet footed. Yes sir, I cawt up to Skinny half ways erround the block and I came In away ahed of him and won the race, I was running like lightning I sed. O, go on out and get some air. I’m dizzy, pop sed. Wlch I did. What Tomorrow Means to You BT MARY BI.AKE. Cancer. Tomorrow’s planetary aspects coun sel great caution and care, as the indi cations point to excessive optimism, or to misunderstanding and doubt. There will be experienced a sense of ability to accomplish too much, or an entire lack of self-confidence and self-re liance. The one attitude Is Just as dangerous as the other. Anything that Is risky or speculative should be left entirely alone. Your judgment Is liable to be warped, and your usual keenness of perception dulled. The safe course is to pursue the even tenor of your way, not allowing yourself to be led astray by any miragical out look, nor downcast by doubt or sus picion. The same conditions prevail throughout the day. A child born tomorrow will not pre sent that healthy aspect which is de sired. It will, apparently, b« weak and puny. Appearances, however, are sometimes very deceptive, and, in this case, they will be most emphatically so, as this child will possess great phy sical resistance and a latent force that will see It successfully through all its troubles. It will be very studious, possess remarkable powers of concen tration and be animated at all times by generous thoughts and kindly feel ings. It will be ambitious, and its qualities of leadership will enable it to shine both in business and social life. Its personality will be dominating, without being disagreeable or officious. If tomorrow is your birthday, you, by your sunny, cheerful disposition, radiate happiness and dissipate gloom wherever you may be. You never yield to despair, and. even In misfortunes or trials that would overwhelm others, i you always see more saving features. 1 You refuse to be discouraged, and 1 never give up the good fight. With it | all your Judgment is invariably sound and you have absolute control over yourself and your feelings. You like and seek comfort, and generally are able to eliminate from your environ ment that which Is disagreeable or unpleasant. Your friends are, of course, loglon—drawn to you by the kindly spirit you exude —and they are as loyal to you as you are to them and many make you their confidant. Your home life should be ideally happy and you receive and give a deep, constant love. (Copyright. 1825.) MODE MINIATURES From the test tube of the modem perfumer emerge tantalizing, appeal ing odors —fragrances which make the olfactory nerves fairly wriggle with Joy. The sophisticated woman knows full well the power and charm that these magic perfumes possess and uses them accordingly. However, in hot weather perfume Is elusive—*, dash applied before leaving has completely evaporated in an hour’s time. And so she will ▼.elcome the new purse size atomizer made with a leakproof plunger. By means of this she may envelop her self with alluring vapors whenever fancy dictates. MARGETTE. Pocketbook Rolls. Scald half a pint of milk, add one teaspoonful of salt and one heaping tablespoonful of butter. Cool and add one yeast cake dissolved with one tea spoonful of sugar, sufficient flour, about one and a half pints, to make a dough. Knead thoroughly. Cover and let stand in a warm place to rise. Roll Into a sheet. Cut with a round cutter. Brush one-half with melted butter. Fold over the other half and lay on a greased pan in a warm place to rise again. Brush over with beaten egg or milk and bake in a hot oven for twenty minutes. Mint Ice. Strip from the stems enough mint leaves to fill a cup, packed measure. Pound the leaves to a pulp, add the Juice of two lemons and let stand for half an hour. Boil together for five minutes one pint of water and one pound of granulated sugar, pour it over the mint and let stand until cold. Strain, color It a. delicate green, add two tablespoonfuls of creme de menthe, and (ntu, FEATURES. The Daily Cross-Word Puzzle (CopyrtrM. 1025.) “a T I ggjj* “ T MHpT'p ja p | » 12 Man K 15 lb n H' i: ■_ wr jw !jh -22 ■■pi 24 “ MRSp? 24 _ gwpi fir 55 ■ » Bgp& ■ 4o 4l 42 ~43 " 44 ggß*? MBio nr Ar-1 I I Across. 1. Bag. 4. Italian river. 6. The southwest wind. 10. Man’s name. 11. Stitches. 13. Measure of yarn. 14. 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Dig ger had stated that he had seen a Prairie Dog town where there were so many houses that he couldn't see 1 where they ended. It was this .that I Peter was having such hard work to ; believe. "How, Mr. Badger, could so many j of Johnny Chuck's cousins get enough ' to eat?” he ventured. “Well, they don't waste food the I way some folks do," replied Digger the ; YAP YAP'S DOORWAY IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT MOUND OF SAND, AND SO HIS DOORSTEP IS ALL AROUND IT. Badger. “They don’t take a bite here and a bite there and a bite somewhere else. They just eat the grass right off close. I saw Farmer Brown’s mow ing machine at work down on the Green Meadow's yesterday.” Peter blinked his eyes. “Yes," said he, “I saw it. but what has that to do with Yap Yap the Prairie Dog?" “Nothing, Peter. Nothing at all,” replied Digger. "I was merely »Mng to add that if there was a Prairie Dog town down on the Green Meadows Farmer Brown wouldn’t have any use for a mowing machine. Yap Yap and his friends would keep the grass cut close. It wouldn’t get even long enough to hide Danny Meadow' Mouse. Did you ever see Johnny Chuck eat Farmer Brown's beans when they first came up?" Peter nodded. “I’ve seen him eat them right off so that you could hardly find the stems,” Peter replied. “Well, that's the way Yap Yap and his relatives eat oft the grass out there,” said Digger. “Is hie house like Johnny Chuck's?” the same high quality $ |dg®3h^^B 16. Rainbow goddess. 19. Hill in Jerusalem. 20. Carpenter's tool. 21. Foreteller. 22. Eleventh Jewish month. 24. Partner (colloquial). 26. Perform. 28. Os the ear. 30. Work. 33. Grayish white. 35. Narrow-mouthed vessel. 36. Draw with acid. 38. Winged. 39. Diminutive sufflx. 41. Fish eggs. 42. Past (contraction). 43. Perceive. Answer to Yesterday's Puzzle. PIH O;SEiGTI INUT F r \ r §§§ s HiA p e"l;e slTn^ss asked Peter. “You said he had a door step like Johnny Chuck’s.” “No such thing, Peter,” declared Digger. "I didn't say he has a door step like Johnny Chuck's. He has a ■ doorstep, but it is quite different from i the doorstep on which Johnny Chuck likes to sit.” “Isn't it made of sand?" Peter asked. “Os course,” replied Digger. "And isn’t it right out in frcnt of | his doorway?” persisted Peter, j Digger grinned. “That depends," | said he, “on what you consider being |in front of his doorway. You see. Yap Yap's doorway is right in the middle of that mound of sand and sp his door step is all around it.” Peter was puzzled and he showed it. “Excuse me, Mr. Badger,” said he, i “but I don't see how he could throw i out the sand all around it. I should i think it would all come out from the direction in which he Is digging.” “It does,” replied Digger. “You see, he digs almost straight down. He doesn't dig in on a .long. slant as Johnny Chuck does, or as Reddy Fox does, or as you do, or even as I do. He goes almost right straight down. And he goes down deep. He .goes down a long way before he digs his hallway off to one side and. makes his bedroom. And he makes his bedroom a little above that haJlfyay.” “I should think," said Peter, "that w'ater would run right down when there has been a heavy rain.” "Huh!” replied Digger. “Yap Yap looks out for that. That Is why he has his mound all the way around the entrance. Water could stand quite deep on the surrounding earth and none of it could run down and drown little Yap Yap out. He’s a clever chap, this Yap Yap. and, my, his babies are good eating! I’m getting hungrier every minute that we talk about Yap Yap. I’m getting homesick and hungrier every minute.” (Copyright. 1926. by T. W. Burgee*.) The Cheerful Cherub I love smidl uncivilised things , Babies 'h.nd rxbbit* ej-vd birds , WKo c-erry around in their eye* Little thought* (without words. 'v ) iTC A *"!