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Needed Expression of Gratitude
BY LYDIA LE BARON WALKER. THERE are two kinds of currency. One is hard cash as it Is de scriptively termed, which re imburses in cold coin, on a strictly commercial basis for Service, merchandise, etc. The other is appreciation, an Intangible currency, but without which monetary pay well deserves the appellations "hard” and IT MAY BE IN SUCH LITTLE THINGS AS THE FINE POLISHING OF SILVER THAT THE MAID DE SERVES APPRECIATION. “cold.” Unless it forms a reserved In crement, the money, welcome as it is, fails to be a full and satisfactory re ward. Moreover, there are certain indebt ednesses which can be paid for in grate ful appreciation. To offer money for some things would be discourteous at best and possibly insulting. But to show gratitude and sincere appreciation for the thing or the service rendered is always fitting. Every person who has employees gets the best service when some signs of ap preciation are shown by the employer for service rendered. It is one of the ways of paying “in lull measure, press ed down and running over.” It indi cates a personal attention to the good work and desire to pay for fine service with gratitude as well as money. To gether they make a marvelous combi nation to inspire even better work. It may be in such little things as the pol ishing of silver, or brasses, or some es pecially prepared dish for the table that appreciation is merited, or it may be In some business transaction that wisdom has been proven, and deserves grateful recognition. It is not so much the rea son for the appreciation as that there is a reason. Apart from this aspect of gratitude and appreciation as Increments to money paid for sendees, there is a wide field of benefits received for which money Is Inadequate as pay. It may be an Introduction to the right person opens up avenues of great pleasure or perhaps benefit. To suggest paying in money for such a friendly act would be ungracious and might offend. It Is equally true that to let the act pass Auto Show Contest FIZZLE NO. 7. The drawing shows a sign composed of straight lines. In fact, each char acter hi* three straight lines. But each is one line short. Take pencil and put the required lines in their proper places. Spell the name of a make of automobile. Name of car. Above is the seventh puzzle in the contest now being conducted by the Washington Automotive Trade Association in co-operation with The Star. Solve It and fill in the correct name of the automobile in the line provided under the drawing Keep them until the other 18 appear. When you have satisfied your self that you have the correct answers mail them In all together with a reason, not to exceed 25 words. “Why the automobile show should be held annually In Washington." to the Washington Automotive Trade Association, suite 1002 Chandler Building, 1427 I street. No reply received after 10 a m. Tuesday, Feb ruary 2, will be considered. Remember the first prize is $50 and six tickets to the show. Altogether $100 in cash will be awarded and 100 tickets. You may be the lucky one. The Judges are Fred L. Haller and Joe B. Trew. president and vice president, re spectively, of the Washington Automotive Trade Association, and G. Adams Howard, automobile editor of The Star. Following Is the list of cars to be in the show. One of these is the correct answer to today’s puzzle. AUDurn Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Cord De Soto Dodge Essex Ford Franklin Graham Hudson Hupmobile La Salle Lincoln Marmon Nasn Oldamobile Packard Pierce-Arrow Plymouth Pontiac Studebaker Willy*. It is not necessary to purchase copies of this paper to compete in the contest. Answers to all solutions may be written on ordinary writing paper. Files of The Star may be examined at any time during the day and up to 10:80 at night. with no grateful expressions of appre ciation is to forget one's manners and to show a miserly disposition. Yes, one can be miserly withholding words of gratitude as well as miserly with one’s money. And this is but one example of times when the only currency with which to repay is that of the intan gible but welcome expressions of grati tude and appreciation. (Copvrlxht, 1933.) . I .UN — ' ' ■ 11... .. » Your Baby and Mine BY MYRTLE MEYER ELDRED. Trivialities Apt to Loom. It Is part of a mother's nature to worry. She worries if her child is 1 pound underweight, if he cries, if he does not cry, if he talks too much, or doesn’t talk at all. Her worries keep her on her toes, intent on reaching that state of perfection which would, if at tained, result in making her child ex actly like every other child in height, weight, disposition and behavior. There is nothing wrong with this baby except that it falls 1 pound below the average weight for its age. If only all ! worries were so small! Mrs. G. C. M.— who, despite my Incessant allusions to my children, calls me "Miss"—worries because her baby isn't gaining as he ! should. "He is a year old.” she says, “walks everywhere, has eight teeth. I sleeps well both afternoon and night except when he is teething, but only weighs 20 pounds. He seems to be nervous. He talks quite a little and what he says he pronounces very plain ly. He has been reared on buttermilk. Shall I change him to swreet milk now? He has cereal, fruits, soups, etc., daily. He weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces at .birth." Buttermilk is an excellent food, it the baby likes it there is no real neces sity to change it. Try a cup of plain sweet milk occasionally instead of the cup of buttermilk and if baby enjoys it ofTer it at all three meals. The baby’s weight Is near enough the average to cause no worry. A baby gains about 4 ounces a week during the second six months and about 2 ounces a week after the first year. Your diet sounds all right, but “etc.” may mean almost anything. The diet of a child of this age consists of two creal feedings daily, meat or egg or fish or chicken once daily, potato with the noon meal, bread with breakfast and supper, two green vegetables, one quart of milk to drink or one pint of milk to drink and the remainder of the quart used In cereal or In milk puddings. Orange juice and cooked fruit sauces make up the rest of the diet. It is pos sible that all the baby needs is an in crease in the amounts of each food you mentioned. I find some mothers cau tiously offering two tablespoons of ce real to a year-old child, while others serve the baby a coffee cup full. It is quite plain that somewhere between these two extremes there is an average amount which will result in baby's be ing satisfied and not satiated with ce real and which will contribute to a steady gain. So-called nervousness is difficult for any one to diagnose. The baby who sleeps as well as does your baby would hardly be called nervous. Most children are active continually if they are well and practice their new language abil ities most of their waking hours. Most children jump violently at loud sounds and are easily startled by new faces and new scenes. Because these are common tendencies, they do not indi cate unusual nervousness, but merely the commonplace reaction of the child to the noticeable stimuli of his sur rounding*. In fact, as you may have gathered, I doubt it you have much to worry about. The baby seems to me to be a normal, active, mentally alert and physically strong child. Alec the Great I try to laugh my troubles down, And keep them in their proper place. But now and then I have to rest My bright and happy smiling iaee. SONNYSAYINGS BY FAWNY Y. COBY. Yer spineyal column’* spiflicated an’ you is bad hurt uvver place* but don’t cry, sonny I (Copyright, 1932.) NATURE’S CHILDREN BY LILLIAN COX ATHEY. Illustrations by Mary Eoley. WOLF SPIDER. LONE wolf spiders stalk their prey and pounce upon them. They do not hunt In packs, even though they are found In gjeat numbers. When seeking food each is for himself, and after the food has been procured the hunter drags it to a place of concealment, where he enjoys his catch in peace. The wolf spider sets neither snares nor web. He depends on his sprinting ability and quick wits. When a likely looking meal comes within his reach he decides at once the best way of attack. In one glance he has taken in the type of insect and the best way of approach. The surprised victim has no warning, and before he knows it his doom is sealed. There are, of course, spirited efforts to free himself from his deadly foe, and during the course of the fight the spider may lose a leg or two. This is not a serious thing to the hunter if it is some time before molting, for then a new one is added. Should it be lost close to molting time, he has only a stump. These spiders have eight very bright, clear, glossy, convex eyes. The jaws are strong and the body is covered with hair, giving them the appearance of being much larger than they really are. They are gray colored. Some of them live to be old and large. In April and May great numbers of them are to be found under the leaves of the Autumn before. They go to gether In groups until the spider is old t wmir'fiPiBfia enough to seek a burrow for himself. This is a hollow under the protection of a stone, or any deep depression safe for his provender. The open door also makes admirable lookouts. The insects which swarm by do not suspect they are passing the wolf's cave until it is too late. The mother wolf spider is iruch larger than the father. She constructs a wonderful waterproof bag in which to place her 400 or 500 eggs. This bag is closed securely at the top and silk ropes are attached to it. Trusting no one with her precious treasure, rite drags It about with her.' The spiderlings hatch within the sllk lined globe, and the strong and h us icy ones proceed to consume their weaker brethren. At first it was thought that it was a strange thing for the little spiderlings to turn cannibalistic, and it seemed that this was the only way out of a very overcrowded apartment. Later it would appear that the number inside the room was so great that it was the plan that certain ones of the family should be sacrificed in order that others might carry on. Be it as it may. out of 600 eggs not more than 60 spiders live to tell the tale. When ready to face the world and Its problems they get out of the bag. with the help of their mother most likely. She Is always with them, and the entire family rides on her back. Looking at them closely through a lens, one gets the Impression that they are enjoying the ‘‘pick-a-back" ride hugely. It Is always a critical time for the spider when changing his coat. Not only is his new suit very tender but he is hanging upside down, with his body swinging to a silken rope fastened to a button placed bv him when he started to disrobe. You will readily see what an awkward position he is in should one of i\ts enemies see him in thi* pre carious situation, (Copyrliht, 1822 ) London's water board collected nearly $25,000,000 in water taxes last fiscal year. Straight Talks to Women About Money BY MABY ELIZABETH ALLEN. “Can't Afford to Be Rich," In a modest section of town there lives a woman who is rich, though one would scarcely know it. She has a mod est, unpretentious house, two servants, and a car which she drives herself All symbols of means, it is true, but herdly appropriate for one of her means. This woman interested me. and I thought that she would Interest you, so I in vestigated. naturally it occurred to me that she might be using her money In various charities and philanthropies, or support ing her children, or doing a doren other things. It developed that she was doing none of these things. She was simply living on a modest scale because, to use her own words, "she couldn’t afford to be rich." While she was known as a rich woman in her home town every one sought to take advantage of her. Some overcharged her, others acted In collu sion on bills. She learned that one dress, which she hadn’t worn in a year, had been cleaned six times. Her house was assessed at 50 per cent over its value, because "she could afford it” and the town needs new roads. Whenever a local campaign for funds for a civic pur pose was under way her contribution, no matter what the amount, was •'In adequate." All week long she was besought by bond salesmen, confidence men, blue skyers, real estate "boomers" and so forth. Personal articles of clothing were "discarded" by her maid before she had fairly worn them. She seemed to live only to satisfy the lust of those about her. Finally she could stand it no lon ger and she dismissed every one of tha petty thieves in her household. She sold her house secretly through an agent because had &he sold it herself she would have had to accept a loss. Now she lives here in peace and com fort, and who she is and what she's worth is a secret between us. Beef Stew, Lima Beans. Soak three-fourths of a pound of dried lima beans overnight. Add one pound of boneless chuck stewing meat cut into pieces. Stew for one and one half hours. Add one bunch of quar tered carrots and cook until they are . soft. Season with salt, pepper and celery salt. Serve with a salad of diced grapefruit and orange on heart* of lettuce. Dress with sweetened orange or lemon juice. .. 1 <M1 O need to watch the calendar. ♦. you know ^ , I I IScommohC 5Ntos**J1 WHY PAY 5c EXTRA FOR A TIN CAN? YOU CAN’T DRINK IT! » Forget all the ballyhoo you have heard and read about and rushed to your grocer by Wilkins fast fleet of Coffee freshness. 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