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Dignified, Attractive Frock
/504-5 BY BARBARA BELL. HERE is a dress that is most be coming to the larger woman. Every line has been thought out so that it will be eco nomical to make and easy to launder. The sizes range from 36 to 46. This simple and dignified frock is attractive enough to meet the demands of general usefulness in the average housewife's wardrobe. The model is designed with enough cleverness and restraint to appear as flattering on large women as on those of medium elze. Shaped yokes reduce the appar ent size of the actual body measure ments through the bust and hips. The suggestion of a surplice closing makes for a decorative detail at the throat. And darts on the shoulders provide just the right amount of ease over the bust line. The general effect of this dress is •o correctly sedate, it could easily look right in materials other than the customary house-dress favorites, for the model comes with long, as well as short sleeves, shown in the sketch. Percale—plain or patterned—is the popular choice for house dresses this season. Another favorite is cotton foulard which comes in pretty, fem inlne designs and is famous for Its wearing and washing qualities. Any color you are partial to is apt to be modish this season, for the Winter color charts for cottons are all In clusive, and it is practically impos sible to go far wrong on a choice. Pastel shades remain the preference of dainty women, while the dark un sollables are frankly the favorites of women with sturdy tastes. Barbara Bell pattern No. 1504-B Is designed in sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46. Size 36 requires 3% yards of 36 inch material. Every Barbara Bell pattern Includes an illustrated instruction guide which is easy to follow. BARBARA BELL·, Washington Star. Inclose 25 cents in coins for Pattern No. 1504-B. Size Name Address (Wrap coins securely In paper.) 'Copyright. 1934.) Nature's Children BT LILLIAN COX ATHEY. Ant-Lion and Doodle Bug. EVEN ants have lions. You have no doubt passed by the won derful dens time and again, but have not seen them. They look like tiny funnels. If you look into them, you will see exposed to view, two black, sickle-like pincers. These are the sharp-pointed, hollow tube jaws of the lion. The best place to look for the fa mous trap-setters is close to an ant hill and in sandy places. From June Until August you can see the winged ant lion mothers skimming above the sand. They are looking for a place to lay their eggs. Usually these moth ers wait until dusk to come out into Λ ί !. Λ Ht the open. They lay from five te six elliptical eggs that are creamy white In color, and so are not easy to find. Before Winter comes the eggs hatch. Such queer looking babies! They are •hort, broad and yellowish gray. Their heads have the most fierce-looking jaws, extending for some distance. And though they have six legs (as all insects do) only the hind ones •eem to be of much use to them. As soon as a baby ant lion, or rather. It is now called a larva, or better still, « doodle-bug, finds itself in the big, wide world, it starts excavating Its den. The youngster begins to plow into the sand by moving in a circle, back ward! Gradually the sand falls in •howers on the flat head of the worker. With a swift jerk of his head, he •ends the sand over the top. Each circle is smaller, and made in the re verse order of the one before. The walls are perfectly sloped, so that even a breath of air will send grains of •and tumbling down. At the bottom of the pit, the small engineer digs himself In and leaves his open Jaws exposed. He is ready cow for his dinner to drop in! Ants, as you know, are very curious. They come along investigating every Inch of sand. Peering over the walls of the ant lion's den, they lose their balance and begin to slide. The lion, feeling the grains of sand pelting his bead, decides to hasten matters and ■ends up ihowers of sand with a flip and a snap of his efficient head. This is usually too much for the turprised ant, who goes tumbling down tato the waiting jaws below. The lictim is dragged under the sand. The lance-like points of the hollow-tube jaw* fasten about her, and in a short time the lion has drained her body of it· life-blood and piling the withered frame upon his square head, the lion give· It a quick, strong flip over the wall! He takes no chances on fi meals seeing discarded prey. The amount of food the tra I» -«bl· to saare governs the length of time the lion takes to grow up. iMaitttfUiUKUMtt Finally, the little lion decides to take a rest. A wrapper of silk is woven, and as he has only a limited supply, he mixes the outside of his garment with sand. Inside of his cozy com partment he passes the Winter. Three weeks before it is time for him to emerge as a winged fairy, he cuts a hole through the side of his wrapper. At the end of this time, the garment splits, and it does not seem possible so large an insect could have occu pied so small a cell. However, with a few deep, long breaths, the short abdomen takes on length. The crumpled wings unfurl and dry, and before your eyes the exquisite creature waves its transpar ent and glistening wings in thé sun shine. In the country the boys have much fun "singing" to the doodle-bug. It has been believed by many of them that it was their voice that charmed the pit-diggers to dance at the bot tom of the tien. What happened was this: The singer's breath started the grains of sand to rolling down the steep walls. The lion, thinking an ant was prowling along the walls, decides to make it impossible for his victim to get a foothold. So he sends up showers of sand grains, and he is so excited that his antics have been construed as dancing. The magic words of the song are "Doodle-bug, mummy-bug, come out and dance!" I assure you that you can get the same results by sending a few grains down the precipice, in case you do not care to sing (Copyright 1034.) Yorkshire Pudding. Pour a popover mixture into a small dripping pan which has been greased with plenty of beef fat, bake in a very hot oven until puffed and brown, then at medium heat until cooked through; altogether for about 20 minutes, basting every five min utes with the fat from the roast beef pan. The Debunker BY JOHN HARVEY FCRBAY.Ph.D. qpHERE Is no reason why opposltes should not attract each other, yet statistics show that, as far as marriage is concerned, they do not. Studies of hundreds of marriages re veal the fact that people usually marry their own type, rather than How It Started BY JEAN NEWTON. To Be an Argus. "He was a regular Argue," It Is said of a former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, who, incidentally, antagonized many people because of his watchful and vigilant guardianship of his trust. This metaphorical use ο I "Argus" is a reference to Creek antiquity. The allusion Is to the fabulous be ing. Argus, who vu said to have a hundred eyes. Argus was set by Juno to watch Io, who was having one of those Greek god-love affairs with Juno's husband, Jupiter. Argus was finally killed by Mer cury and his eyes were placed in the peacock's tail! (Copyright, 1934.) Little Benny I BY LEE PAPE. YlfE WAS waiting for Nora to ring the dinner bell for supper and pop sneezed about δ sneezes, saying, There I go again, I'm getting another one of my nice long dependable colds. It's Just going to love me, it will stick to me through thick and thin, it's going to be steadfast and true and stick to me more and more faithfully the more I do to discourage it. It's going to have the most forgiving na ture, in fact even if I kick it out it will come humbly back again, he said. Now Willyum be sensible, ma said. Where would I be today ii I allowed every litttle slite petty thing to pray on my mind? Just tell yourself that it doesn't amount to a row of 2 pins, and as a result it really wont. That's been proved by sycology, she said. Wich just then Nora rang the din ner bell for supper and we went down, being stuff chickin, and ma started to carve it, saying, Now, this is the last straw, bas none without excep tion. That butcher has sent me an other tuff fowl and you'll have to stop in there and speak to him yourself Willyum, much as you'd rather eat tufT chickin and say nothing like a proverbial meeky Moses. Why not just tell yourself that it's tender, and so it «will be, pop said. Why, the very egg that this berd stepped out of was so tender that the shell fell apart at the very ferst peck instead of waiting for the usual β and a half pecks. And all through its young life, for it was cut down in its prime, thus accounting for the prime meat, this chickin never lost that bewtiful tenderness. Every werm it swallowed brawt a tear to Its eye and a lump to its gizzerd. So how. telling myself all that, can I imagine this chickin isn't practically melting be fore it gets to my mouth? pop said. I'll see that butcher myself, in per son and no telefone, ma said. And she kept on eating her chickin with mad expression and pop kept on eating his with a loving one. Uncle Ray Tom Thumb. 'T'HERE never was a "Tom Thumb" —a little boy who walked and talked, even though he was "as small as a thumb"—but there is an old English legend about such a boy. Tom Thumb, we are told, was born into the family of a poor farmer, who lived in a little cottage. His parents had a hard time keeping track of him, since he was so small. One day when Tom was near his mother while she was milking a cow. he was mistaken for something to eat by the cow, and only good fortune— and his cry of alarm—saved him. The person, or persons, who made up the Tom Thumb stories did not seem to care whether any one would believe them or not. The tales go on to tell of a long train of events which took little Tom to the court of King Arthur, where he was well received. When, at last, he asked to go home, so that he might see his father and mother again, the King told him that he could go into the treasury and take away "all that he could carry." There is a touch of humor in this part of the adventures, for all that Tom could carry was a silver three penny coin. Struggling under this burden, he reached home, very tired, indeed. Later Tom asked to go back to King Arthur's court, and his mother said that he could do so. She gave him a tiny umbrella, blew her breath to get him started, and away he sailed through the air until he came to King's palace. All were pleased to TOM THUMB ON HIS FATHER'S KNEE. see him. He was made a knight and was given a mouse to ride on. The verses of old English ballads tell the story of Tom Thumb. "An oak-leaf hat, he had for his crown," says one verse. "His shirt of web by spiders spun, with jacket wove of thistledown; his trousers were of feathers done." When he died, 'tis said that these words were placed on his tombstone: "Here lies Tom Thumb, King Ar thur's knight, who died by a spider's cruel bite. He was well known in Arthur's court, where he afforded gallant sport. He rode at tilt and tournament, and on a mouse a-hunt ing went." 1 A real person who went by the name of "Tom Thumb" was born in Connec ticut in 1337. He was displayed to the public by Barnum, and was ad vertised as being "just 2 feet tall." At the age of 25 a measurement showed that he had a height of 31 inches, not a great deal, but much more than the Tom Thumb of legend. (For general Interest section of your scrapbook.) Seven Wonders of the World! Do you know what they are? Would you like to know more afcout them? If so, write to Uncle Ray to ask for his "Seven Wonders" leaflet, and en-j close a 3-cent, stamped envelope, ad· ' Dorothy Dix Says Give Husband His Head at Fifty, Lest He Kick Over the Traces, Is Sound Advise to Wife. DEAR MISS DIX—I have been married for 30 years to a man whom I still adore. I have given him three fine eons of whom he is very proud. I have been a good mother, a good wife, a good homemaker. I have saved my husband's money and helped him succeed. I am good-looking, still have my figure and dress well. I have kept up with the times and am In no way dull or drab or a back number. But at middle age, my husband has sud denly tired of me and wants to be free. He says he Is In love with no other woman, but he Juet doesn't want to be bound down by domestic ties, and me to divorce him. What shall I do? MARION. Answer: I should say that your best plan would be to ask him to agree to a separation of a year. Tell him that you have no desire to hang on to a man who regards you as an incumbrance and wishes to be rid of you, but that before he messes up your life and his life and the children's lives with a divorce, you want him to be sure that he really wants one. TT IS a very common thing for men In the turbulent 50s, which appeara to be the age of indiscretion, to have domesticity pall upon them. They get suddenly side and tired of it, as they do of their business or their professions, and crave a change. They long for liberty and free dom to enjoy themselves. They want to be able to come and go as they please, without giving an account to any one. The very thought of having to go home every night to the same dinner and see the same wife across the table and spend the evening talking over the same old subjects fills them with the same disgust as does the thought of punching the same old time clock at the office or trying the same old law cases or going to see the same old patienta. W/HILE this mood lasts, many a man gets a divorce from hla wife " or retires from business and generally with the same disastrous result The freedom that he longed for tums to dust and ashes on his lips 'He Is lonely and miserable without his old wife and bored to death with nothing to do. The flappers who seemed so glamorous, when he was fenced oft from them in the domestic fold, he finds to be silly little chits, with whom he has nothing In common, just as he finds that the idleness that seemed so desirable when he was busy becomes an Insupportable burden when he has nothing to do but kill time. But you cannot argue with a man whose matrimonial fetters have begun to chafe, and who thinks that he would be perfectly happy If he were free of them. The more you cling to him, the more anxious he will be to break away from you. The more you weep and wear the martyr look, the more eager he will be to go where it is gay and there Is laughter Instead of tears. The more you reproach him, the more quickly he will flee from the sound of your voice. THE only thing that will bring him back to his seizes Is experience. Let him find out what it is to exchange a real Tiome for a hotel or a club. Let him miss the ministrations of a wife. Let him have to order his own food, keep up with his own clothes, send for a trained nurse when he Is sick. Let him lack the million and one things that a wife has done so long for his comfort that he does not even know she does them. Above all, let him have to turn to strangers who are not Interested In him or his affairs, who have no common background with him. for society. Then he will find out the worth of a wife and the price of divorce. I believe that nine-tenths of the divorces could be stopped if men and women trjed a year's separation before they took the final decisive step. DOROTHY DIX. * * * * T~\EAR MISS DIX—I think I love my girl because she has a depth of character immeasurable. She Inspires me with self-confidence. She is appreciative of my pet ideas. She likes to listen to me and enjoys my obnoxious pipe. She fills me with ambition to do great deeds. It Is glorious to be with her and torture to be parted. But she does not thrill me unreasonably. Am I Justified in saying I love her? A. M. A. Answer: If you have found a girl who listens while you talk, who burns incense before you, who yes-yesses your pet ideas and stands for a pipe, you have certainly been lucky, and should love her and thank your stars for having got a girl beyond price. T»ALPITATIONS are no sign of love. They are oftener an indication of indigestion than a proof of the grand passion. Besides, they do not last. You can't go on thrilling over the touch of a hand or growing hot and cold at the sound of a footstep when you are married to them and they become the commonplace of everyday life. Besides, not everybody is built along highly emotional lines or is deeply romantic. They are constitutionally Incapable of thrilling and if they wait to experience the hectic fevers described by novelists they will never marry. A marriage that Is based on congeniality is far more likely to be happy than one that rests upon passing thrills. DOROTHY DIX. <C|iDyrlïht. 1834 Λ Bedtime Stories BY THORNTON W. BURGESS. Mrs. Quack's Story. The troubles of our own «row small When others tell what them befall. —Peter Rabbit. THERE were times when Peter Rabbit thought that no one had troubles equal to his own: that no one had as hard a time as he did. So you see, Peter was very much like most ot us. Many times had he been sorry for himself. But when he heard the story that Mrs. Quack the Mallard Duck told, such troubles and dangers as he had had seemed of small account. Mr. and Mrs. Quack had arrived only that morning from their Summer home in the Far North. Peter had come over to the Smiling Pool to visit Jerry Muskrat. He had been delighted to find the Quacks there, for they were old friends. Almoet since he could remember they had visited the Smiling Pool twice each year, once on their way North in the Spring and again on their way South in the Autumn. He had noticed that they looked very tired and had said so. Both had admitted that they had had a long and dangerous journey, with few opportunities to rest because of the hunters with their terrible guns. All the time Peter was aware that there was something that didn't seem quite right. Suddenly it came to him. They were alone. That wâs it, they were alone. Always on previous visits on their way South they had brought their children and usually some friends with them. Peter looked as best he could among the rushes, thinking to see some of them hidden there. At last he ventured an inquiry. "Where are the children?" he asked. Mrs. Quack shook her head sadly. "We haven't any this year," she re plied in a low voice. Peter wondered if they had been shot by the hunters on their way down but he didn't like to ask. "per haps they are coming later," he ven tured. Again Mrs. Quack shook her head. "We haven't any," she repeated. "Were all killed by thoee terrible guns?" Peter blurted out. Once more Mrs. Quack shook her head. "No," said she. "None lived to grow up." "Do you mean all were killed while •Ί. ι» · ·' "WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?" HE ASKED. they were babies?" Peter uked In a horrified tone. "They died," replied ^Irs. Quack, «Imply. W "How dreadful 1" cried Peter. "They never had a chance from the an. thty h^d." «MU..* Μ». rain down this way the last Sum mer?" "There were times when tt was rather dry, but nothing very bad," re plied Peter. Mrs. Quack sighed. "I wish we had remained here instead of going up to our regular nesting ground." said she. "Up there there was no rain for weeks and weeks. It was dry. dry, dry. The marshes dried up. All the little ponds dried up and the larger ones grew smaller and smaller. Only a few of my eggs hatched aud by the time these did there was no water near and of course no food. I tried to lead the babies to the nearest water, but it was too far. They are too weak. It was dreadful. All around were others no better o.l. Only those who had nested near some large body of water succeeded In rais ing any children this year and even these had a hard time. Never in all my life have I known anything like it and may I never know anything like it again. Even we older Ducks, who could fly, had hard work to get food and none of us had enough. There are few young Ducks to come South this year, Peter Rabbit, and few of the older ones in good condition fur the long journey." "And as If that wasn't enough, there are more of those terrible guns all along the way than ever before," interrupted Mr. Quack, bitterly. "How we ever got here I don't know. I really don't. And I don't know how we are going to get down to our Winter home. It will be guns, guns, guns, terrible guns all the way." He shivered. (Copyright. 1934.) Grapefruit Salad. This Is appropriate for the salad course of the Thanksgiving dinner, or it may be served as a part of the supper meal. Mix long, cut-out sec tions of fine grapefruit with peeled and seeded white grapes which have been soaked for an hour or so In white grape juice. Arrange on In dividual plates of crisp lettuce, add ing two or more balls made from cream cheese which has been nicely seasoned and moistened with thick cream. Serve with French dressing or a fruit-salad dressing made as fol lows: Mix together two lightly beaten eggs, a quarter of a cupful each of sugar, fruit sirup and lemon juice, and cook in a double boiler until It thickens like custard, stirring all the while. Add half a teaspoonful of salt. Any sirup from canned fruit may be used, although pineapple is especially delicious. My Neighbor Sayi: To remove finger marks from polished furniture, use a piece of chamois wrung out of cold water and polish with dry chamois. A little hot milk added gradu ally to potatoes when mashing will make them light and fluffy. When using sour milk or cream in making cookies or doughnuts, mix them up the night before and set them in the refrigerator. They will roll out with less flour, will be light, and keep moist much longer than by the usual method. Oysters and fresh fish should be kept very cold. X)ysters may be put into a covered Jar and buried In cracked Ice. —^ίϋίίϊϊίΑ!— Acorn Season BY D. C. PEAT TIE. Now » that season when the •corns fall and germinate. The first spell of November rains sets them to sprouting, the embryo com ing to life, and sending 1U little root down into the ground. The powerful pull of the root often drags the acorn upright, ao that, in places, the ground is littered with the nuta of our com mon oaks, standing mysteriously on end! Now the seed will anchor Itself firmly. With the coming of Spring, the first leaves, the thick cotyledons, will absorb the starchy reserves of the seed itself, giving place, In turn, to the true leaves. So the oak begins upon Its 300 years of life or more. Of course, the mortality in acorns Is terrific. The squirrels devour them, yet often only for the purpose of get ting at the grub of the acorn weevil. I constantly find acorns that seem only to have been nibbled, and it is small wonder, if a grub tastes better than an acorn. · Anything more tannic, astringent, or bitter I cannot imagine. In most cases, I should say, the squirrels do more to help the osks than not, for who can imagine that they remember all or even a tithe of the places that they bury their nuts? Not one of our common squirrels actually carries acorns to the tree nest for the Win ter, there to devour them wholly, so that, with burying the nuts and for getting them, and devouring the dangerous acorn weevil, the squirrel is the oak's best lriend. Sonnysayings BY FANNY Y. CORY. Drar.dpa say he made gome terrible sacerflces t' get his education. Well I ain't we all? (Copyright, 1934.) Diet Habits BY JAMES W. BARTON, M. D. VOU are reading so much about the terrible mistakes modern man Is making in regard to food that you wonder how much of It is true. Un fortunately. much of what is written about our bad diet habits is only too true; but, on the other hana. there are some mistakes ourt forefathers made which we do not make. Prof. L. Jean Bogert, Kansas State Agricultural College, an expert on nu trition, has put our good and bad habits into two main groups. Good habits: Eating breakfast regularly, but not eating too much at this meal. Making lunch or supper from sim ple. easily digested foods. Eating considerable fruit, especially for breakfast. Tendency to use lighter desserts (such as dried or fresh fruits, nuts, cheese, simple puddings). Tendency to use more soups, espe cially thick soups, made with milk and vegetables. Tendency to more liberal use of salads. Tendency to more use of leafy and succulent vegetables. Use of kidney, liver, heart. Use of some whole-grain products. Taking more raw foods. Taking more foods which need chewing. This is certainly an improvement over the diets of even 30 years ago. However, our bad habits in diet are many. They are : Eating too much. Eating too much meats, sweets, con centrated and refined foods. Failure to appreciate less highly flavored foods. Failure to use sea foods and less expensive cuts of meat. Extravagant use of some expensive foods—poultry, meat, butter. Using too little milk, cheese and leafy vegetables. Excessive fondness for hot breads, rich desserts, cold foods, soft drinks. Drinking too much coffee. Taking insufficient lunch (or break fast). Eating too fast. I believe that if we study these two groups we will find that they about fit our modern diet habits. Chicken With Oysters. Split down the back and remove the breast bone from a broiler or frying size chicken. Lay out flat skin side up in a roasting pan. Dredge with melted butter, salt and pepper. Cover closely and cook in a hot oven until tender. Then pour over it one cupful of cream and two cupfuls of small oysters which have been drained and cleaned. Cover again and cook in a moderate oven until the oysters have frilly edjes, or for about 15 min utes. Serve sizzling hot with minced parsley or paprika sprinkled over the top. Jolly Polly A Little Chat on Enfilait. BY JOS. J. FKISCH. BLUE BLOOD, AS WELL AS SILK STOCKINGS, RUN IN OUR BEST, , FAMILIES. < & \Si· M. D.—"Blue blood, as well as silk stockings, runs In our best families," is the correct form. Notice that the singular verb "runs" agrees with the singular subject "blue blood." We may also say '#k stockings, as well as blue blood, run in our hnt famli· lies." In this case the plural verb Who Are You? The Romance of Your Name BY RUBY HA SKIN S ELLIS. % ^elfjam Τ" HIS family Is traced to Hertford shire, England, where there are three parishes so named, Pelham Brent. Pelhmm-Stocking and Pelham Furneaux. In one of these localities | the old and honorable family of Pel ham originated, "where anciently,"· say» the historian, "was a castle." The Pelhams used for their coat armor a shield of blue on which were blazoned three pelicans vulnlng them selves. For a crest, a peacock In its pride. Motto—Vinclt amor patriae. It also appears that In the church windows in one of the parishes of Pel ham, pelicans were painted. During the period following the Norman Conquest, the Castle of Pel ham was possessed by De Pelhams, and some authorities hold that this family was descended from one Ralph, who was In possession of this lordship In the time of Edward the Confessor. This family was early represented In America by Herbert Pelham, who came from Lincolnshire, England, to Cambridge, Mass., in 1038. He was granted land In Salisbury, Mass., In 1644. He was the first treasurer of Harvard College. John Pelham, his brother, located In Boston, Mass. His brother, William, lived In Sudbury, Mass., but later returned to England, as did Herbert. Penelope Pelham, the daughter of Herbert, married Gov. Jo· slah Winslow. Pelhams are now found living In many sections of the United States. (Copyrlsht. 1934.) Conquering Contract BY P. HAL SIMS. Mr. Sims is universally acclaimed the greatest living contract and auction player. He was captain of the renowned "Four Horsemen" team, now disbanded, and has won 24 national champion· ships since 1924. These articles are based on the Sims system, which includes the one-over-one principle, which the Sims group of players was the first to employ and develop. Timing Factor Again. IN BOTH rubber bridge and dupli cate, a player may fall to make a safety play without any serious damage resulting from his lapse. Unfortunately, the tenth time In evitably comes along and a sure con tract Is set. For example, take to day's hand: * A-J-z w χ ♦ K-Q-x-x-x-x * J-X-X 4 10-X-X-X- * K-x x-x Ν » A-X-X-X Ψ K-10-X-X W+E ♦ A-X-X ♦ χ s + Q-10-x-x * x-x A Q-x V Q-J-9-X ♦ J-10-x A A-K-x-x The bidding: South— West— North-- East— Pass Pass 1 Dia. Pass 2 Ν. T. Pass 3 Ν. T. Pass Pass Pais North gambled slightly on his hold ings, but if he signs off by bidding three diamonds, South will bid three no trumps anyway. The opening lead was a small spade. South noted that if the spade finesse worked, four no trumps was cold. Therefore, he ducked the trick in dummy and as a result went down at three no trumps. East naturally returned a small heart; West won Souths queen with the king and played back a small heart. By this method of play ing the hand the defense took three heart tricks, a spade and a diamond. South must drive out the ace of Nancy Page Can Sugar Crystals Be Called Cross and Crown ? BY FLORENCE LA GANKE. lv block 'sugar crystals' for It came from the sweetest town In Texas. Mrs. E. Mahan of Honey Grove, Tex ts the generous donor. She tells me that she has just finished making a quilt with this pattern. In the old time books It Is known as 'Cress and Crown.' I think you can see why. As I have developed it for you I am sug gesting that the crowns be made of prints, the background of white with the cross made of a plain color. It is possible to make each crown of a < '· nwCM · 3 φ different print. Or those opposite each other in the block may be made alike. Or all the crowns and the cross may be made of one plain color or one print. "It seems to me It Is wise to set this together with a lighter color material than Is used In the cross. And in setting the blocks together I would break the strips at each corner of the block. Use a square of white." The Nancy Page Quilt Club mem bers clipped the picture and directions and sent for the cutting leaflet. This pattern gives the pieces full size, but makes no allowanoe for seams. These may be added when cutting the pieces. Nancy suggested that the various patches be transferred to lightweight cardboard. Then the cardboard pat terns are laid on the material. A pen cil mark is made around the outline of each block. In cutting, the scis sors go one quarter inch beyond the pencil mark. The space between the pencil mark and the cut edge is taken up in the seams. By sewing on the pencil marks you are sure that the pieces will all be of uniform size, even if some one else helps you to piece the blocks. Start the seams in one-quarter Inch from the edges and from the ends of the pieces. In this way you are able to press the seams open and flat after the work is finished. Be sure the thread has a firm knot at the end and take three or four firm back stitches to finish the seam. For a full-size bed make a top 90 by 96 or 106 inches long. For a three-quarter size bed, decrease width to SO. For (ingle bed have top 72 inches vide. The actual datura for "Cross and ■ "T> Ε ALL Y I should have called this ΚΙλλΙτ 'entrer fην It. rami diamond* before the opponents get together on the heart suit. By going up with the ace of spades he is as cured of five diamonds, two clubs and either a heart or a spade. The only possible card combination that will set him is for West to hold the ace, king, ten of hearts and for East to show up with the ace of diamonds and the king of spades. If the cards are dis tributed that way, however, South might as well fold up. He can't make the contract anyway. Having opened an aggressive minor suited hand, lacking tops—such as the North hand—some players would pass South's bid of two no trump·. The fact that South can make game on the hand, although he does not hold an opening bid, is enough to prove that a superabundance of cail· tion does not pay. Tomorrow'· Hand. * K-Q-J-x-x-x-x » None ♦ None + A-K-Q-x-x-x * x-x-x * None Ψ K-X-X Ν Ψ J-10-β-β * K-J-10- W+E χ-χ.χ X-X S ♦ A-Q-x * J * X-X-X * A-10-x Ψ A-Q-x ♦ x-x-x-x + x-x-x This hand was played In a recent duplicate tournament, and only one pair reached the lay-down grand slam in spades. Why was that? Mr. Sims will answer all Inquiries on contract that are addressed to this nen·» velope sell-addressed, stamped en (Copyrlght. 1934J Everyday Psychology BY DE. JESSE W. SPROWLS. The New Age. '"J"'HE "new age" is just coming in. If it doesn't come in, the ma chine will kill the man that made It. That's the gist of modern psychology —the problem oi creating healthy minds. The new age, it seems, impose» a definite set of responsibilities upon each individual. These responsibilities are scattered all along from the cradle to the grave. As the psychologist see· it, these responsibilities are: 1. Some one must find ways to give the coming generation a chance to express its natural tendencies In ft natural way. 2. Some one must give children a chance to play. 3. As the child grows up, he most be taught to work as if he were still at play. 4. The individual will have to learn to keep his mind on one thing at a time. For we are in an age of spe cialization. 5. 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