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Frock in Spring Taffeta
BY BARBARA BELL. THIS frock is typical of the simple taffetas we will don proudly a month or so from now. No wardrobe for Spring is com plete without a plain, crisp ihirtwaist frock in this popular silk. The smartest models are in navy *nd devoid of furbelows, but for brief touches of dainty lingerie. Upstand ing collars, saddle-shoulder sleeves, and slim, straight skirts are serious details, not to be missed in the design you select for this little filler-in. Our pattern for this model is an answer to every beginner's plea for maximum chic with minimum effort. The sleeve and yoke, cut in one, are worth considering, when you are look ing for a design that will go together quickly. Besides being so smart, this feature eliminates the fitting of a regulation sleeve into an armhole. The skirt of this frock is character istically simple. It is cut In two-gore, and at the sides there are flat pleats, to provide reserve fullness without tak ing away the straight appearance of |he silhouette. Taffeta, though never smarter. Is by no means the only material for this froclc. Cravat prints are lovely this year. And so are the crepon prints, the eynthetic crepes, the daytime I satins and the new foulards. Cot tons are bound to be smart later on. You'll find them in chalky pastels, strawberry pink, blues of every shade, banana, turquoise, apple green, and, of course, natural color. Barbara Bell pattern No. 1547-B is designed in sizes 12, 14. 16, 18 and 20. Corresponding bust measurements 30, 32. 34, 36 and 38. Size 16 (34) requires about 3'2 yards of 39-lnch material, 1>2 yards lace edging and net measur ing 7x4, used on the double. Every Barbara Bell pattern Includes , an illustrated Instruction guide, which ι i is easy to follow. This pattern has appeared once be fore in this column. For the benefit j of readers who did not see it we are I repeating it. BARBARA BELL. Washington Star. Inclose 25 cents in coins for pattern No. 1547-B. Size Name Address (Wrap coins securely In paper.) (Copyright. 1935.) Uncle Ray's Corner Vienna. Austria. J^URING a visit to Vienna, an American tourist took a ride in a taxicab. While in the cab he ate an , apple and then tried to figure out ; What to do with the core. He decided to put It in a paper bag and toss it out the window. When the cab reached the next cor ner. it was halted by a policeman. He came to the tourist and told him politely but firmly that he must pay β fine. The fine amounted to only about 15 cents, but It served as a les ion. Vienna was taking pains to keep Its streets clean. The population of Vienna is not far below 2,000,000, and includes more than one-fourth of the people in Austria. Before the World War, Austria Hungary was larger than France; and Vienna was the center of power, even though Budapest had the name of be ing the joint capital. After the em pire was split up. Austria was left with so little land as to make it small er than Portugal. At the close of the war, Vienna was left poor and unhappy. Thousands of citizens had died on the battlefield and other thousands had been crip- ( pled for life. There was so little food that some of the people starved to death. A man who was in Vienna at that time told me of an incident which ■hows how serious the food shortage ■was. In a street fight, he said, a horse was shot down. People who were near the spot forgot about the bullets and rushed to carve up the horse for meat. In later years, Vienna took steps to rise from its misery. Food was ob tained and plans were made for a new And better city. Old buildings were torn down and new ones were set up in their place. In 1930 I visited some of the apart ment houses which had been built with money from public funds of Vienna. There were many windows, to provide sunshine and fresh air. Each apartment house had a large open court where there was space for flower gardens and for children to play. Austria became a republic in 1920. It has a President, but recently It has been under control of "dictatore." One of these, Engelbert Dollfuss, was assassinated the past year. » J**. K\ —S Λ V Λ M , Λ YOUNG AUSTRIAN WOMAN IN "NATIONAL COSTUME." The future of Austria is in doubt. Efforts have been made to bring about a union with Germany, but many Austrians believe that it would be a mistake to Join with Germany, at least during the present period. (For travel section of your scrap book.) If you would like the new leaflet, "Fifty-five Riddles and Answers," send a 3-cent stamped return envelope to me in care of this newspaper. UNCLE RAY. (Copyriiht, 1035.) Porridge Kettle Shown. The copper kettle which contained the porridge, of which Oliver Twist asked for more, has been placed on ex hibition in the Library Museum in Southwark, England. My Neighbor Says: If milk Is warmed before being added to eggs, when making custard, it will be Arm when baked. Toast will be made better and taste better if the slices of bread are placed In the oven a while, before being put into the toaster. Iron pillow slips lengthwise, not crosswise, if you wish to iron the wrinkles out instead of In. When the nickel on your kitchen stove becomes stained, try rubbing it with a cloth dipped in vinegar. «Copyright. 1935.) « Jolly Polly A Little Chat on English. BY JOS. J. FRISCH. YOU SHOO IDA SAW ME WE Thar last curve. speaking of CURVES, DAD 5AVS THAT MAE WEST HAS THE BULGE ON MOST OF THE OTHER MOVIE ACTRESSES. T. M.—"You should've (or should have) seen me," Is the correct form, not "You shoulda saw me." Drill: "I should've seen It." "We should've ■een It." "You should've seen It." "She should've seen It." "He should've geen it." "They should've seen It." "Thomas should've seen it." "Mary should've seen it." Send a return envelope for the leaflet, "Business English." Your Country BY JOHN BLAKE. J^DWARD EVERETT HALE was a minister, but he will best be re membered as a patriot. He It was who wrote "The Man Without a Country," a story which, I regret to say, is not very widely read now. It ought to be. It tells of a man who Imagined he had a grievance against his own na tion—and denounced it so bitterly that he was given a dreadful punishment, which was never again to set his foot on his native shore. He was placed on a ship of the •Navy and when she neared a port he was always transferred to another ship, so that his desire was fulfilled. And to his bitter regret. To the careless but always patriotic American citizen such a punishment seemed brutal in the extreme. TTils is a great Nation because the men and women In It love and honor It and Its history and its traditions. Rarely do you find expatriated Amer icans in other countries of the world. There is something about the home land that makes people love it, and it is because they love it that they have made it a great country. There are many Americans who, for one reason or another, live abroad. I I have met a number of them on the other side of the water. Always their first question is about America; its people, what new wonders its archi tects and builders are performing and An/4 niinii aêîj uuu>B ··· -···*· •■■•••ν of them, when the opportunity offers, come home to spend their declining years. Englishmen are no less patriotic than Americans are. And Irishmen would, I am sure, remain on the old sod if the soil would produce enough for them to live on. and they had a little less of the wanderlust that leads them into far lands and distant places. "Breathes there a the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This Is my own. my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand?" Not many, if they are natives of America, of England, or of any other country where conditions are such that he may live in peace and happi ness. There is something in the soil, some thing In the trees and plants and flow ers that spring from it, something in the air we breathe that attaches us to our own lands. (Copyright. 1933.) Nancy Page BY FLORENCE LA GANKE. "THE pattern I have for you came to me from Renee Elliot of To ronto, Canada. She drew a number of designs, colored them and sent them for the use and enjoyment of other members of the Nancy Page Quilt Club. "I chose one she called the Spin ner and changed it somewhat to make the pieces easier to cut and to put to gether. I can imagine that I see an ! industrious spider spinning this web and hoping to catch some unwary fly. But as I have worked it out for you I expect to be the spider spinning such an attractive block that you will be caught with its beauty and decide to use It in a quilt. "You might use a figured gray, a rich, dull red and some white. Or the white might be changed to a figured white with small black or red designs. This block measures 10 inches when finished. It can be used in a number oi ways. The blocks may be set on the diagonal and joined with 10-inch squares of plain material. Or the join ing may be sashing. Or the blocks may be set side by side, making one all-over top that is a mass of blocks «pun by the master spinner." Nancy suggests that quilt makers piece a number of blocks and set them together in various ways, to get the eflect they want before they Anally decide now to put the pieced blocks together. She always suggests, too, that only enough pieces for one block be cut first. These are pieced and the result compared with the picture. In this way any error in size or any differences that have to be made, be cause of variation in seams, is taken care of. The quilt club members clipped the picture and directions from the paper. They sent for the sheet with cutting pattern on it. They traced the pieces and then pasted both the cutting sheet and the picture in the Nancy Page quilt club scrap book. The tracings are made on light-weight cardboard. In using these patterns, an allowance of one-quarter inch on all sides is made for seams. (Copyright. 1935.) The actual pattern for "Spinner" eullt design may be obtained by sending S cents and a self-addressed stampci envelope to Nancy Page, in care of this Daper, Back patterns may be secured by «ending additional 3 cents. Rabbit With Mushrooms. Disjoint a dressed rabbit and cover with lukewarm water to which one tablespoonful of salt has been added. Soak for two hours. Remove, dry well, and roll in flour. Melt half a cupful of butter or butter mixed with any other good cooking fat, and slightly brown the rabbit. Add one and one half dozen mushrooms, half an onion cut very fine, one tablespoonful of minced parsley, one teaspoonful of salt, and a little pepper. Let cook gently for five minutée, then cover with one quart of boiling water or broth, and let simmer for two hours or longer until tender. One hour be fore taking up, add eight flowerets from cauliflower. When done, re move the meat, mushrooms and cauli flower to a serving platter, add to the gravy the well-beaten yolks of two eggs and one teaspoonful of vinegar, and pour It over the meat. Jellied Ham. Shave fine and remove most of the fat from two cupfuls of boiled ham. Pour one cupful of hot water over one package of lemon-flavored gelatin and add to It one-half a cupful of vinegar or the liquid from sweet pickled peaches or other spiced fruit. Cool the gelatin mixture slightly and pour it over the shaved ham. Chill it thoroughly, then unmold it on a bed of watercress and garnish with sliced gherkins and mayonnaise. Dorothy Dix Says DEAR MISS DIX—Did you ever hear of a girl being too nice to a young man? I have been engaged for two years to one whom I love better than life Itself. Hla pleasure and wishes and desires have been my only concern. Hence It was natural for me to mother him and call him "dear" and "love" and all sorts of pet names. So It was like a slap In the face the other night to have him tell me It was sickening for me to be so sugary. From now on I am going to be as cool, calm and collected as they come. Next I suppose he will tell me that I must have fallen out of love. TWO YEARS TOO MANY. Answer—Yes. my dear, I have not only heard of girls being too nice to young men, I've seen them do It and lose out by so doing. For there Is no way really by which a woman can make a man lose his taste for her more quickly and effectually than by being too iweet and gooey to him. Τ Τ IS one of the unfortunate laws of nature that we judge other A people by ourselves and expect their reactions to be similar to our own. Thus, when a worftan Is in love she treats the man as she would like to have him treat her. She couldn't get enough of petting and kissing and soft talk. She never has a thought or an Interest that Isn't centered in him. Her whole conversation consists of the lovers' litany: "How much do you love me?" "Do you love me as much a« you did yesterday?" "Would you die If anything should happen to me?" And so on and so on. So she showers caresses upon the man in season and out of season. It Is always the woman who Is clinging to the man's arm or leaning up against his shoulder In an automobile or holding his hand In the movies, while the man sits up with an expression of "damn" all over him. She calls him "lovey dovey" and "bllllklns" and "laddie boy" and other fool names whereat he grits his teeth, because she would Just adore having him apply asinine endearments to her. And she stuffs him with love talk until he Is so fed up that He positively gags at It. Τ ΟΝΟ ago Solomon, the most beloved man who ever lived, cried out in the midst of his thousand wives and concubines: "Feed me on apples, stay me with flagons, for I am sick of love," and that goes for every man who has ever had a sentimental sweetheart. Women forget that it Is only the feminine sex that has an Insati able sweet tooth. Men like a bit of sweet as a dessert to end a dinner, but women can make their whole meal off it. At a restaurant a man will order roast beef and potatoes for lunch, but a girl will sustain her self on a chocolate eclair with plenty of whipped cream over It and some sort of sirupy drink. And It Is that way In matters of the affection. A man hurries up the wedding so he can get over the love-making business and settle down to a placid acceptance of taking each other's devotion for granted. He does not feel it any more necessary to tell his wife every day that he loves her and that she Is the only woman In the world to him than he does to teU her that it Is a pretty day or a rainy day. (~)NE thing that ever^ girl should bear In mind is that love-making bores a man. The second is that no man wants to make love upon compulsion. And the third is that in the love chase the man always wants to be the pursuer and not the pursued, and that he Is very apt to lose Interest in a girl after he has captured her. Especially If the capture is too easy and he Is too certain that he couldn't lose her If he tried. If you will look over the married women of your acquaintance, you will find that the most devoted wives never have the most devoted husbands. The wives who make slaves of themselves to their husbands are servants and not Lady Loves. The wives who do the kissing have the back of an ear or the top of a head presented to their lips. It is the wives who keep their husbands guessing, the wives who demand a lot of attentions from their husbands, the wives who make their caresses rare enough to be treats instead of daily chores who keep their husbands lovers. DOROTHY DIX. • Copyright. Bedtime Stories BY THORNTON W. BURGESS. Suspicion. He's sublect to suspicion who Does not Just as his neighbors do. —Old Mother Nature. IT IS odd, but it is true. Any one who does something in a dif ferent way is at once suspected of being queer. Any one who pos sesses a talent no one else in the family or among the neighbors has is at once regarded with suspicion. Nibbler the House Mouse and Mrs. Nibbler. who had lived all their lives at Farmer Brown's, sometimes in the house and sometimes in the barn, and who, because they had for so long kept out of the clutches of Black Pussy the Cat, were considered smart, wene disturbed. They were very much disturbed. One of their last lot of children was queer. Yes, sir, he was queer. He differed from any of the children tney had ever raised, and these were many. He differed from any of the children of the neighbors. It wasn't In looks that he differed. He looked like his brothers and sis ters. When he was very little there was nothing to indicate that he was any different. But when he was partly grown he began to sing, and the older he grew the more he sang.» When nis mother first heard him sing she couldn't believe that it was he who was singing. It wasn't until she saw his throat as he sang that she WHEN HIS MOTHER FIRST HEARD HIM SING SHE COULDN'T ' BELIEVE THAT IT WAS HE WHO WAS SINGING. believed that that song came from one of her own children. She had to believe it then, and it quite upset her. Never had there been a singer in her family, so far as she knew, and never had there been a singer in Nibbler's family, so far as he knew. And never had any of The neighbors known of singers in their families. So the singing Mouse soon found that he was considered tjueer by all the Mice of the neighborhood, and was looked on with suspicion. Just what he was suspected of he never did find out. He was suspected on general principles, because he could do something none of the other Mice could do. A lot of people are like that all the Great World over. "Making such a noise is simply tell ing everybody within hearing Just where you are." declared Mrs. Nib bler. "No Mouse with sense will do a thing like that. It is foolish. It is worse than foolish. It simply isn't done." In every other way he was just like his brothers and sisters. He looked like them. He did the things that they did. He lived as they lived. He was Just an everyday ordinary Mouse in every respect but one—his ability to sing. "We'll have to catch that fellow in a cage-trap, a trap that won't hurt him," declared Parmer Brown's Boy. "Then we will keep him for a pet, to sing for us, just as we keep the canary. All our friends will want to see him and hear him sing. A singing mouse is so rare that I guess few people have ever seen or heard one." "He will have to be caught, and to will· the other mice that are in this house," declared Mother Brown in such a decided tone that it was clear she meant just what she said. "I just can't stand having mice in the house. I thought we were rid of them. They must have come in from the barn. I'll put Black Pussy to watch that hole la the closet." "Don't do that until I have caught that singer," protested Parmer Brown's Boy. Mother Brawn agreed that she * wouldn't unless It took him too long to catch the one who sang, and Parmer Brown's Boy at once pre pared and set a little cage-trap. Two hours later there sat a little grav Mouse in the trap. Was it the singer? That was the question, a question that time alone could answer, for. as I told you before, the little singer looked just like the other Mice. So the captive was transferred to an other cage and the trap was reset. That night another mouse was caught, and he was kept in the trap, for it was necessary to keep them apart, so as to know which was the singer. It was in the early morning the soft trill of the little singer was heard coming from the closet and the cages with the two mice were out in the kitchen. "That settles it so far as those mice are concerned," said Mother Brown. "They are not singers, so give them to Black Pussy." "But perhaps there Is more than one singing Mouse," protested Farmer Brown's Boy. "Perhaps one of these may sing If we give them time." "I don't believe it. They are just ordinary Mice." declared Mother Brown, "I won't have them around." "I'll take them out to the barn," said Parmer Brown's Boy hastily. "If one should be a singing Mouse, it would be just too bad not to find it out." So both mice were put in the one cage and taken out to the barn, and the trap was baited with a bit of toasted cheese and set once more in the closet. It was unvisited during the remainder of that day, but that evening the song was heard again. Softly approaching, Parmer Brown's Boy peeped around the edge of the door. There in the trap sat a little Mouse who looked exactly like the two others, all but his throat. That was vibrating, as you have seen a bird's throat vibrate when the bird was singing. "We've got him!" cried Parmer Brown's Boy. Picking up the trap, he brought it out into the sitting room, and there, after the mouse had recov ered from his fright, he proved that it is poesible for a gifted mouse to sing. A nice cage was prepared for him, and in this he was petted and pam pered as few Mice have been. He was fed such dainties as mice are especially fond of and never was al lowed to go hungry. In return he sang. You see, he was happy, and singing is an expression of happiness. The Debunker BT JOHN HARVET FURRAY, Ph. D. DECAUSE some musicians have let their hair grow long In order to appear exotic, many people have con cluded that long hair Is a requirement for a great musician. On the con trary, many famous musicians have been bald-headed, and plenty of others keep their hair cut short like other men. Cheese Souffle. Add hall a cupful of bread crumbs to half a cupful of scalded milk, and stir in two tablespoonfuls of butter and two egg yolks, well beaten, and one-third cupful of grated American cheese, lightly with a fork. Add one fourth teaspoonful of mustard or Worcestershire sauce and a pinch qf salt. Fold In two beaten egg whites and pour into buttered Individual molds about two-thirds full. Bake for about 15 minutes In a moderate oven. Serve Immediately. MUSICIANS (Copyright. 1935.» Psychology BY DR. JESSE W. SPROWLS. Remembering. YlfHAT do you mean when you say you remember? This thing called remembering has a lot of mean ings. If you were trying to define re membering, so that It would satisfy a scientific psychologist, you would first have to get rid of at least two mean ings, before It would mean anything to the psychologist. Suppose you meet a man you have seen somewhere before. You start talking and you say, "I remember you." For you this experience passes for a remembrance. In the language of science It ia not memory at all. It Is recognition. Suppose you recite the first stanza of a well-known poem, say "America." You call this remembering. But It Isn't. It Is a word-habit. You can't call It remembering any more than you can say that you remember how to walk every time you go out for a stroll. If neither recognition nor habit Is memory, what Is memory? In order to say that you remember you must experience the mental process of hav ing hooked up the past In some def inite way with the present. If you fully remember this article you must hook It up with the date It Is pub lished. The term "recollection" fits most cases better, and should be used Instead of "remembering," at least half the time. (Coprrlcht. 1935.) Sonnysayings BT FANNY Y. COBY. ι r 1 Hi, Tommy! See me? I'm all well ] ob my cold and outdoors I No more ; keepin' quiet 1er me! (Copyright. 1935 ) Snoopers BY JAMES J. MONTAGUE. ' I am more than a little bit troubled , When I learn that the waves In the brain Some day may be read As they speed from one's head And ricochet backward again. , I hope I'm not mean nor malicious, I I try to be gentle and kind. But, between me and you, I'd be peeved ii I knew That some one was reading my mind. I possess many private opinions That I would not like others to share; I don't like Brown's nose, Nor Tiddicomb's hose. Nor the color of Raffety's hair. And doubtless all three of these fel lows Believe me a terrible gink. And that is Ο. K., For to me. anyway. The bozoe don't say what they think. But, as soon as these scientist John nies Can photograph waves in one's dome, And read them aloud ! To a gossipy crowd Gathered 'round the old hearth side at home, There is going to be no end of trouble; When broadcast is every brain, ! Each unloading its guile And rancor the while. The world will crack under the strain. Today there Is not more than one person in 20 who can name more than three of the Dionne quintuplets. (Copyright. 1935.) MENU FOR A DAY. BREAKFAST. Grapefruit. Oatmeal With Cream. Baked Sausages. Buckwheat Griddle Cakes. Maple Sirup. Coffee. DINNER. Tomato Bisque. Roast Beef. Brown Gravy. Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Mashed Yellow Turnip. Mock Cherry Pie. Coffee. SUPPER. Escalloped Oysters. Pickles. Olives. Parker House Rolls. Strawberry Tarts. Whipped Cream. Tea. BUCKWHEAT CAKES. For a family of four or five, take a quart of lukewarm water, a cup of wheat flour, a heaping tea spoonful salt and a gill yeast ior half a yeast cake). Stir in buck wheat flour, enough to make a thin batter. Let rise overnight. In the morning add V* teaspoon ful of soda. Do this whether the cakes are sour or not. Buck wheat cakes cannot be made in perfection without this addition, but it should never be put in till just before they are baked. To make them "brown nicely add a teaspoonful of molasses. They should be as thin as they can be and be easily turned with a griddle shovel. If a gill of batter is left it will raise the next parcel. Buckwheat cakes are very nice made of sour milk, with nothing added but salt and soda. These should be made only a short time before being baked. STRAWBERRY TARTS. Two cups mashed strawberries, one tablespoon granulated gelatin, one-half cup powdered sugar, one half cup cold water, one cup whipped cream. Sift flour, bak ing powder and salt into bowl; add shortening and rub in very lightly with tips of fingers; add Just enough cold water to hold together. Roll out on floured board and cut into pieces to fit six muffin tins and bake 10 min utes in hot oven. When cold, fill with strawberries which have been crushed and sweetened to taste. Top with whipped cream or marshmallow whip and place a whole strawberry, dipped in powdered sugar, on top. (Ooprricht, 1035.) * Who Are You? The Romance of Your Name BY RUBY HASKINS ELLIS. ^parraui THE surname Sparrow can Ν traced as far back in English history as the reign of Edward III tc on· William Sparrow of West Harllng County Norfolk. The eminent Spar row# of Gosfield, County Essex, claiir descent from this ancestor. The nan» was derived from the bumble bird sparrow. The coat of arms here Illustrated Is ascribed to the American immigrant, Richard Sparrow, who came over in 1632 and established his home at Plymouth. In 1653, however, he moved to Eastham, Mass., where in 1660 he died. His son, Capt. Jonathan Spar· row, served in the train band during the early war s with the Indian* and also served as representative in the General Court. Among his children was a daughter, Priscilla, who married Edward Gray, grandson of J a me· Chilton of Mayflower fame. The color description of these inns is: Argent, three r^ees gules, · chief of the last. Creet—A yew tree proper. (Copyright. 1935.) Grill of Lamb Chop. Place a thick broiled chop on an Individual plate and surround with crisp parsley. Season with salt, pep , per and butter. On top lay a cri?ρ ι strip οί bacon and mount this with i a plump brown sausage. If the bacon strip will curl a bit, the sausage may be inclosed in it. On one side ci the plate put a half of a baked potato ; and some mint jelly ex. an orange round. Natures Children BV LILLIAN COX ATÏIEÏ. Sycamore Maple. THE sycamore maple is an lmirj- ; grant from Europe. There It is the most important hard wood and ranks with our hard maple, and also with a Hima lay a η species that has important lum ber value. Prom the wood of these trees deal tables are made. In America, mostly in the Eastern cities, the sycamore maple Is used as a city tree to outline avenues. While ' it is thrifty, grows to a good height and has a large, spreading head that affords wonderful shade, it is a short-lived tree, that seems unable to grow to a very old age in the country of its adoption. In Europe it grows to a height of 120 feet and lives for many years. It would seem that the reason for calling this tree a maple is because of its leaves and seed keys. It really should be called a plane tree. If you wish to identify the tree In Winter, look for the thick twigs and the large green buds, as well as the brown scaly bark on the main trunk. Upon close inspection you will see it is not fissured, and that it does not peel off as in the sycamores. The simple leaves grow opposite on the twigs. They are firm of texture, i three to five lobed, with sharp teeth ! on their margins and slightly hairy I on the lower surface. In breaking off the leaves you will notice there is no milky sap The fl'iwrrs nre late in blooming, They are arranged In erect «pikes. about 3 inches long Later you will And In their place the small key fruits that are supplied with almost parallel w;n?s. These keys may be seen on the oldor trees during the Winter, and are helpful when you do not know the tree well and wish to identify it. The habit oi the determined keys remaining through storms and winds gives the tree a shabby, untidy appear· ance. The great number of keys de veloped. that are carried, when ma ture, on the wind, accounts for so many of these trees being found in unexpected places. As we have so many valuable hard woods that live to be very old, there is no reason for cultivating this tree, and, besides, It seems to have a fatal at traction for borers. «Copyright, 1935.) Modes of the Moment UAe English mo Je. conirinucs -bo mflucncc doihts -for American •bois. eSuvria^'TTij^uj^ η Conquering Contract BY P. HAL SIMS. Mr. Sims is universally acclaimed the greatest living contract and auction player. He uas 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. ASK the next bridge player you meet what a cue bid means. Assuming that he doesn't gaze at you witheringly for asking such a simple question, he may either reply semi-humorously. "Slam try," or, more seriously, explain j that his conception of a cue bid is a bid of the opponent's suit to show no losing tricks in that suit. Elaborating ! further, he may go on to say that a cue bid may simply show flrst-round control of the opponent's suit, and still be lcnown by that designation. When the bidding has gone: One heart, three hearts, there may be some argument as to the correct terminology for your four-diamond bid on the ace, king blank. Is it a cue bid or a constructive bid? Who cares? All this is a preamble to the fact that most bridge players associate "cue bid" only with "opponent's suit." The fact that you can cue bid your partners's suit Is a new Idea. True, the opportunity does not arise often, but should it come up, you, I presume, ire ready to take advantage of it. Cue Bid. AK-Q-10-X-X-X VK-X-X-X ♦x-x ♦None Ax-x Vx-x ♦ Q-10-X-X ♦A-J-10-X-X [-X ♦A W VA-Q-J-10 ♦A-K-J-x ♦K-Q-x-x South opens the bidding with one leart. Viewed In the most pessimistic » light, the hand contains one losing heart, two losing diamonds and three losing clubs, therefore let South aban don even the faintest thought of a two-heart opening bid. Were It not for his singleton, South might bid two no trumps, but that, too. is forbidden. One heart is the proper bid. North bids one spade, and South forces with three diamonds. North's hand is now much better dlstrlbu tionally, but he can afford to take things easily. Three hearts. South hasn't given up hope of a slam. He bids four clubs, and West cannot resist the temptation of » dou ble. This Is right up North'» alley. He can now cue bid the suit. Five clubs. South will show the ace of spades with a bid of five spades, and North should not hesitate. Where are the losing tricks? Seven hearts. (Copyrifht. 1H3S.» Deviled Kidney. Cut the kidneys In cubes, add salt and pepper, roll in flour, and saute In butter. When brown, add one pint of any good stock, one medium-sized onion minced, one minced carrot, one minced green pepper, half a teaspoon ful of curry powder, three drops of tabasco sauce, one tablespoonful of grated horseradish, and one pimento. Mix well together and add a bouillon cube to make the mixture brown In color. Cover and cook until the kid neys are tender. Serve with toest. Boston Brown Bread. Mix two cupfuls of graham flour with one cupful of white flour, one cupful of cornmeal, two teas poo nfuls Df baking soda and one teaspoonful of salt. Add one cupful of molassea, two beaten eggs, one and one-quarter cupfuls of sour milk and one table spoonful of shortening. Beat all to gether well, then stir in one cupful of seedless raisins and one cupful of chopped nuts. Transfer to four one pound baking powder cans, well oiled, hen cover and steam for two hours.