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i BEDTIME STORIES W. Burgess.
S __I t An Old Suit Makes Happiness. Bfhold. that which you cast aside t May bring to others Joy and pride. —Old Mother Nature. RESTY the Flycatcher flew ' M straight to the old board Dan | ny Meadow Mouse had men tioned and In his heart was eager hope. “So Bluffer the Adler has a new *uit!” thought he exultanly. “Then he must have left his old suit some where. There is that board Danny Meadow Mouse mentioned and If that ©Id suit isn’t under it I don’t know enakes and their ways. I do hope it Isn’t so far under that I can’t get hold or it." He alighted on the ground at the end of the old board and at once his bright eyes spied something that filled him with great joy. He reached under the end of the board with his bill and got hold of somthing. Then he backed off. pulling gently. Held firmly in his bill was the tail of Bluffer’s old suit. Cresty tugged and pulled until at last the whole suit lay stretched out in the grass. Then he seized it by the middle and away he flew', Bluffer's old suit trailing out behind him on either side. He flew right over Danny Meadow Mouse who looked up and for a minute or two couldn't imagine what kind of a queer-looking bird he saw. Then he recognized that old suit. “So that is what Cresty was looking for!" he exclaimed. “Who would imagine that a cast-off suit like that would do anybody any good. Yet Cresty seems as pleased with it as Bluf fer is with his new one. It is a funny world. It certainly is a funny world.” Mrs. Cresty saw Cresty coming and in great excitement flew to meet him. “Where did you get it?” she cried. Cresty, having his mouth full, couldn't answer that and simply con tinued on his wray toward their nest in a hole in a tree on the edge of the Old Orchard. Mrs. Cresty tried to get hold of one end of that old suit, but couldn't and so flew ahead to await his arrival. As Cresty made his way among the branches of the tree, that dangling snakeskin caught and was pulled from his bill. In an instant, Mrs. Cresty was tugging and pulling at it to get it free. Fortunately it was only lightly held so that In a few minutes they had it NATURE’S CHILDREN BY LILLIAN COX ATHEY. POCKET GOPHER. Geomys bursarius. ON the sun-scorched desert, lofty mountain slopes above the timber lines or in rich clover fields, the range of the pocket gopher includes all the States West of the Lower Mississippi River, the Wabash River, and Lake Michigan, also Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Nature has provided the sturdily built subterrean engineer with strong shoulders and arms, while his hands are finished with long sharp claws K— > WT- I POCKET GOPHER 1 for digging. The hind feet and legs are not adapted for ex cavating. The stubby tail is scantily clothed with hair and is used as a scnsative organ. His eyes are black and beady, the front teeth are long and prominent, practically outside of the mouth cavity. The cheek pockets are lined with soft hair or fur, much lighter than that of the body and are outside of the mouth. The fur coat is not soil ed by contact with the damp earth. Father Gopher is one third larger than his spouse. The family is not a sociable one and two bachlors or fathers cannot abide the sight of each other. The young gallant who seeks his mate, must search for her in her own gallery or tunnels or possibly find her in her one room apartment. Because of their deep burrows, little is known of their courtship ways. This is an opportunity for the young scientist to do research work. The nursery is a very cozy round room, well lined with soft grasses and stubble. Here from cne to six little naked, blind babies are born in the early Spring. They have neither teeth or cheek pockets, their mother nurses them until they are three weeks old. Green food is offered them which they eagerly accept. At four weeks they are quite independent and are weaned at seven weeks, being given to understand they must now shift for themselves. From now on they make their own tun nels and seek their own food. By Spring they are full grown and seek their mate. Roots. rootstocKs. succulent grasses and legumes as well as other edible matter are sought by them at night above ground. Where apples and po tatoes have been stored bushels of them have been carried away. More food than is needed is cached and often the plough reveals much spoiled food. The long tunnels are deeper down than the mole’s and not as compli cated. When a gallery is not in use it is closed, food, nest material and other matter is sealed in old tunnels and left. The barn owl. long eared owl and the great horned owl, wacth at night with alert eyes for the little prowler. Thou sands of these pocket gophers who make life miserable for the farmer, go to baby owlets as choice tid bits. Indeed, the farmer has a true friend in the owls, weasels, king snakes and ground squirrels. There was a time when the soil had not been worked, that the pocket gopher with his burrowing habits was beneficial. The gropher will tunnel miles and lift much soil as he searches acres of ground for food. Tire sub soil is brought to the surface and mel lows, the soils are mixed and become more usable. At the present time, he is not wanted and a price is on his head. Freshlv piled dirt betrays his presence. His burrows do not show. The pockets are deep, horses and machines often get stuck in them. Fortunately it is not dfficult to rid a farm of these pests because they walk into traps and eat poisoined food set for them . Farm Women’s Market 4606 Leland Street East of Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland Products Direct From Montgomery County Farms to You Open 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday and Saturday Eggs . .dozen 25c; 2 doz. 45c I Comb Honey .25c Homemade Rolls... .doz. 20c Homemade Cookies, 2 doz. 25c Homemade Ice Cream qt. 60c Whipping Cream.pt. 40c Cottage Cheese.pt. 15c Fruits and Vegetables Average Retail Market Price Every woman sells her own product and guarantees their quality free and down to the hole where their j nest was "A whole suit?" exulted Mrs. Cresty. "My dear, I didn't dream that you would find a whole suit or be able to get all of It If you did find one. A whole suit! And there Is hardly a tear I in it anywhere. Whose suit was it? It i doesn’t look Just like one of Mr. Black HELD FIRMLY IN HIS BILL WAS THE TAIL OF BLUFFER’S OLD SUIT. snake’s old suits and it is too big for one of Mr. Gartersnake’s.” "It belonged to Bluffer the Adder," replied Cresty. “I found it under an old board on the Green Meadows and I j judge that Bluffer hadn't been out of it very long." Meanwhile Mrs. Cresty was busily at. work pulling that old suit into the hole in the tree and working it in to the nest. There was so much of it, so I much more than she had expected, that it meant pretty near making the nest over. But that didn't bother her. She was willing to do that for the sake of having this snakeskin. She was perfectly happy. Now were it possible for feathered folk to turn up their noses, which, of course, it isn’t, I suspect that all of Mrs. Cresty's neighbors would have turned up their noses. As it was, they could and did, make remarks. "Can you imagine using such a thing as that In a nest!” said Mrs. Robin scornfully, whose own nest was largely built of mud. "Just seeing It gives me a creepy feeling!" declared Mrs. Bluebird. "Imagine her babies having to have that old skin for a bed!” exclaimed Mrs. Morning Dove. "Isn’t it awful?” responded Mrs. Whip-poor-will. Now this was amusing when you come to think of it, for Mrs. Dove’s babies would have nothing but sticks for a bed and Mrs. Whip-poor-will’s ! children have only bare ground, where as that old suit of Bluffer’s was soft and really very nice. (Copyright. 1932.) - . — « Steamed Cornbread. Beat one egg until quite light. Add j three cupfuls of buttermilk, in which one teaspoonful of baking soda has been dissolved. Then add one teaspoonful of salt, four cupfuls of cornmeal. one cupful of white flour, half a cupful of sugar and one teaspoonful of melted lard. Put into a round, greased pan and set the pan over a kettle of hot water, letting the pan go down as far as possible into the kettle. Steam for two hours. Place in a hot oven and bake until brown. Canned Pears. An excellent way to use canned pears that are rather tasteless is to drain off all the juice from the can. put the pears in a serving dish, and pour over them the juice of two oranges mixed with half a cupful of sugar. This adds a good flavor. — SUMMERTIME BT D. C. PEATTII. WHEN we were children those among us who felt superior knew that bats were not birds. In other languages this fact is made plainer. “Flying mouse” Is the meaning of the German word, and “bald mouse" of the French for bat. No other mammals have really taken completely to the air except these web-footed mice. And of a warm Summer evening you may see, even In the heart of the city, a few bats flitting drunkenly about over the tops of the park trees and the houses and buildings. In search of their din ners. Though their flight seems ab surd and whimsical, I'm convinced that every airy veering, each inebriate dip and salutation is perfectly directed. No human being has a finer or swifter con trol over his muscles than has the ba't as he engulfs the midges and mosqui toes, and all those crepuscular insects like the mayflies and lacewings that constitute their meager supper. Seven sorts of bats are listed from the District and its environs. But the silver-haired bat is a Winter migrant; the hoary bat and the Say’s bat are rare. Everybody agrees that the Geor gia Pipistrelle 1s the comon spe cies around Washington. It frequents Rock Creek Park, is small, yellowish, and very active in the green twilights of the zoological grounds. A bigger bat is the large brown bat, which comes right into the city and performs its somersaults above the rooftops. It often enters houses through opened windows, atracted by the light. When a bird gets into a house it obeys its in stinct to fly upward, and hence beats frantically on the ceiling. An open window does a captive bird little good for it has not the sense to fly down in order to get out. A bat in the house will fly downstairs, sometimes, and out the front door, if one leaves the screen open for him. The little brown bat is also common. He has been known to nest under the timbers of the Potomac bridges. Com moner still is the red bat, which fre quents the city almost as much as th« country lanes. The horror of bats is something I’ve never been able to feel, not, at least, since childhood. Women shriek and cover their hair. But did you ever see a bat try to make a nest in a woman's hair, or even momentarily alight there, or look as if he were going to? Tales of vampire bats are many and horrific, but we have no vampire bats except in tropical Florida. Contrary to common belief, bats do not feel slimv. cold, nor leathery when touched. What I did feel when I tried to pick up a wounded bat that lay on the ground was his sharp little jaws. I remember visiting a cave in the Blue Ridge that was cov ered on its ceiling with brown bats. Everyone shrieked and shuddered. How disgusting! But though I tried (I was 10 years old) to feel disgust I couldn't work up the emotion. The people who write those mawkish little books for children, about goblins are the same maiden ladies who shudder at bats. A bat when you see him closely is a goblin to the life, pyxy of face, elvish of nature! Coffee Jelly. The whites of two eggs beaten until stiff and whippd into coffee jelly Just; as it begins to thicken will add a great deal to its delicacy. When made in this way. it is better served with plain sweetened cream. This allows for a quantity of the jelly made to serve six persons. -■ Strawberry B anc Mange. Stew some strawberries, strain them, and sweeten to taste. Turn into a saucepan and let come to the boiling point, then add one tablespoonful of cornstarch dissolved in cold sweet milk, allowing this amount to each pint of juice. Stir until thick, then pour into wet moids, and when cold serve with sugar and cream. MODES = OP THE MOMENT (Pm-flkljuJi J c^ri ~b(u Ja£A4 bit /dhlfju omj uud. &+tl \rvdCu£ly. av^. k^xi^t-hiaju^ „ (Pi^ic/tX m^tl£ '^A.a&Juvya ~$x fl&Un£u<5 d id^l^TflviUrvn^ So much wholesomeness, so much goodness arc packed in cans when the labels read— PHILLIPS DELICIOUS Soups or Vegetables. Tomato Soup, delicious Pea soup, Beans with Pork, Spaghetti richly seasoned, and a dozen other choice vegetables are yours, when you say to your grocer: PHILLIPS DELICIOUS. Phillips Delicious are Eastern Shore of Maryland vegetables, famous for their flavor and for their richness in the essential mineral salts, wholesome, nourishing, deli cious—and economical! Stock your pantry shelf j UNCLE • RAY’S CORNER Indian Legends. IV—THE CORN PLANT. INDIANS owed much to their crops of com. Ears of the yellow grain ripened and were stored away to be used during long Winter months. When game was scarce there was still the corn to keep them from hun ger. How came this blessing among men? The red folks made up more than one story m their efforts to explain. Old men of the Iroquois Tribe used to tell children this tale: There was once a young brave who fell In love with a maiden; and the maiden seemed to him the fairest of the fair. He loved her with all his heart. After a time the maiden agreed to marry the suitor, and went with him to his wigwam. The days passed hap pily—except for the fear of the young brave that his bride might be stolen from him by other warriors who ad mired her. The husband':; sleep was troubled and he was easily awakened. One night he heard a iight footstep and sprang from his bed. In the dim light he caught sight of his wife leaving the wigwam. She was walking in her sleep. When she heard footsteps behind her she broke Into a run. After her went the warrior, speeding as fast as he could. In the hope of saving her from danger. Par, far the race continued. The maiden was fleet, but at last her mate I-1 Star Patterns Printed Pantie Frock. 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Kellogg’s All-Bran has not only helped me, but has cured me. “I thought I couldn’t like the taste of bran, but Kellogg’s All Bran is delicious.”—Mrs. C. J. Turner, 507 Hanover Street, Fall River, Mass. Tests show All-Bran contains two things which overcome consti pation: “Bulk” to exercise the in testines; Vitamin B to help tone the intestinal tract. All-Bran also sup plies iron for the blood. The “bulk” in All-Bran is much like that of lettuce. Inside the body, it forms a scft mass, which gently clears the Intestines of wastes. Certainly this is more natural than taking pills and drugs—so often harmful. All-Bran is not habit-forming. Two tablespoonfuls daily will correct most types of con stipation. If you have intestinal trouble not relieved this way, see your doctor. Get the red-and-green package at your grocer’s. Made by Kellogg in Battle Greek.—Advertisement. THE MAIDEN WENT WITH HIM TO HIS WIGWAM. came within reach of her. Springing forward he seized her in his arms. He was happy now, but his joy was shprt. By the light of the moon, he >t he had clasped not a woman bn* w «all, strange plant. Because of her fright when she was awakened and captured, the bride had turned Into a ooro plant—the tint which had ever grown. Her hands had become ears of corn and her hair had become the silken threads which we may seo when we gather the crop. Thus the red men wove a story to explain how the earth came to be blessed with crops of com. • This story may be placed In "Indian” section of your scrapbook.) UNCLE RAY. (Copyright, 1932.) DAILY DIET RECIPE TOMATOES NELLIS SALAD. Tomatoes. 4. Cottage cheese, % pound. Orated onion, 1 teaspoonful. Minced parsley, 1 tablespoonful. Salt, !4 teaspoonful. Mayonnaise, 4 teaspoonfuls. Lettuce leaves, 4. SERVES 4 PORTIONS. Select medium size fine toma toes. Wash but do not peel un less skin is discolored. Cut to matoes In eighths down to the bottom, leaving them connected at base so they will open like the petals of a flower. Season cheese with onion, parsley, salt. Divide cheese In four portions and mound this In centers of the tomato petals. Place on crisp tender lettuce leaf and garnish with mayonnaise. LITTLE BEMVYl B1 LEE PAPE. Werk and Exercize. Exercize is werk that you wouident haff to do if you dident want to. A man chopping down a tree for a living and perspiring against his will is werk lng, but if he was doing it just to prove how good he could swing a ax he would be having exercize and prob erly fun. People start exercizing when they are babies, exercizing their lungs when they laugh and exercizing their legs when they kick off their covers Just because they feel active and there’s nothing elts to do, and when their nerse has to put the covers back again it’s werk because that’s what she’s payed for. It’s exercize to run around the block about 6 times with a trend for no useful reason, but it’s werk to run a errand for a duzzen useful eggs. 2 expressmen carrying a heavy trunk up your front stairs never look happy, and if you tried to cheer them up by telling them what good exercise they was having they would proberly ony look about 10 times madder if such a thing wasent almost Impossible for a expressman. 8wlmmlng for pleasure Is one of the swellest forms of exercise and If some body calls you to come in out of the ocean It’s the worst news you could hear, but swimming to keep from drowndlng Is something you’re (lad to stop as soon as possible and sorry you ever had to start. One of the best forms of exercise la horseback riding because It's Just as good for the horse as what It Is for you and thus gives you a chance to be kind to dum anirr.aU and lnjoy yourself at the same time. Dogs are always reddy for exercise the second you wake them up out of a sound sleep, being one of the principal differences between people and dogs. - I While digging In a rhubarb field near York. England, recently, a boy found a Roman coffin containing a skeleton. I DOES YOUR W YES INDEED!1 I ffirK.y? I especially WTTH [CEREALS?! FRANKLIN ^mar superfine ■flVPOWDERED SUGAR Don't Gasp At.. I ?■ A * « •> ,‘i/ - <> # .♦% K * * * * > J v • Eaf\twosaladsdafly covered wifl|^it&^fni’s Mayonnaise i and vmfiin 60 days you, too, may f regain the slenderness of youth! 8 IILY DAMITA weighs exactly 114 pounds. She is five I j feet three inches tall. And a glance at the measure* I ments shown at the right will prove to you her perfect ■ proportions. 1 Now how does provocative Mile. Damita keep her figure } so slender? How does she protea her ravishing bodily grace? By violent physical exercise? By starvation diets? Not a bit of it! Lily Damita can not afford to ruin her health ... even to maintain her figure! All she does is EAT SENSIBLY. She cuts out heavy, fat tening foods. And in their place, substitutes two inex pensive salads daily . . . one at lunch, another at dinner ;.. covered with Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. So simple .;: yet so efifeaive! Indeed, as Mile. Damita says in her fascinating broken English, "That Hellmann Plan, it is so easy! It takes the weight off in just the right places;;; and in two months* time you will look and feel just wonderful!’’ ★ ★ ★ Why don’t you start this slenderizing plan at once? Two salads daily . ; ; a minimum of fattening foods. Follow this plan faithfully, and you can regain much of the slen derness and health that you may so envy in others. But always insist on Hellmann’s, the quality mayonnaise; It is made of only the finest vinegars, oils, eggs, and spices; Then, double-whipped for extra creamy smoothness. But we warn you! Recently certain mayonnaise makers have started using inferior fillers in a frantic effort to lower their prices and thus fool the public. This the makers of Hellmann’s flatly refused to do. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise remains absolutely uncheapened, absolutely unchanged; At your grocer’s then, tomorrow. I