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TAKES THE CAKE Shirley Temple will be seven years old next Thursday, and her friends all over the world will think of her with love and gratitude. The publishers and editors of This Week are sending their good wishes in the form of a unique birthday cake, made from a This Week recipe and decorated under the direction of the famous chef, Oscar. It will be packed with extraordinary care in a special box and tied with blue ribbon and a big blue bow. Then on Tuesday it will start for Hollywood by airmail and will be delivered to Shirley herself at the nearby air port the evening before her birthday. So the cake will be there in time for the birthday party next day. And there will be enough for the thirty children who have been invited, for ii is a big cake, twelve inches in diameter. It is a rose cake, decorated with garlands of roses — messengers of love for America’s beloved child of the screen. Seven little angels hold the seven little candles, one for each year of Shirley’s life. -■ Hidden in the cake are exciting hints of the future. There is a gold ring for a happy mar riage; and a gold thimble to warn against becoming an old maid. A common copper penny is in there, also, to bring good luck. And there is a dime to signify wealth. On all other days Shirley meets celebrities; -but to her birthday party she has invited her school playmates. They will play the games that children like best. And Shirley, with the enchanting smile, will wear the same blue dress and shoes and socks which you see in the picture she had taken especially for This Week. Just what she said in the invitations to her party we do not know. But Emily Post, the highest authority on etiquette, suggests this invitation other children might like to use when their own birthdays come around. "Dear Mary or Johnny: ‘‘Will you come to my party on_ at-o’clock? It's going to be my birthday, and it will be no fun at all unless you are with me. "Affectionately,” A party would not be a party without re freshments. So Shirley’s parents have planned a menu that will please the small guests and agree with them, too. Here it is: Cream cheese-and-jelly sandwiches, made of whole wheat bread and cut in fancy shapes; hot cocoa with whipped cream; ice cream in water-lily molds; and the birthday cake. The table will be gay with daffodils, iris and tulips. Happy birthday, Shirley! May your great and beautiful gift of touching all hearts grow with you through the years and fill your life with the rich rewards that come to those who give. Many have lived to old age and not been so greatly loved, nor ever had even a little of your power to make sad people smile, tired people seem rested, and wicked people feel an impulse of goodness. In these disturbed and anxious years, your child's smile has brought us light and laughter and refreshment. Many of our roadors may life to haw tho roeipo for tho Shirloy Tomplo Coho. To got it Just sand to this papor a solf• addrossod onvolopo with a throo-cont stamp and your roqvost for tho roeipo. Colored Photograph by fT1oss>Sh«pard, Inc.