Skimmer’s Fears Are Realized.
BY THORNTON W. BURGESS.
When whs* you fear at last comes true
You may at least know what to do.
—Skimmer the Swallow.
SKIMMER the Swallow and Mrs.
Skimmer now had four eggs in
their nest in an old home of
Drummer the Woodpecker. You
know this was in the stub of a limb j
of a maple tree in Farmer Brown's j
dooryard. Fastened to the trunk just |
a little below was a Wren house put;
there by Farmer Brown's boy. It was
the very day that Mis. Skimmer be
gan to sit on those four eggs that
Skimmer’s fears were realized. The
Wrens moved into that little house.
At least they began to move in. Mov
ing in, you know, means building a
It seemed to Skimmer that Jenny
and Johnny carried into that little
house enough material to build a
dozen nests. He wondered how that
little house held it all. He could hard
ly believe his eyes when he saw some
< the thing they that took in. Of j
course there were sticks. There were !
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Angel Food Cake Tea
cups flour 2 tablespoons
3 teaspoons bak- butter
ing powder '* cup brown
teaspoon salt sugar
3 tablespoons '2 teaspoon
*2 cup milk ’4 teaspoon cloves
Mix flour with baking powder and
salt. Cut in lard and slowly add milk.
When soft dough forms pat it out
until ti inch thick. Spread with rest
of ingredients. Carefully remove to
greased baking pan and bake 12 min
utes in moderate oven. While hot
quickly cut into squares with knife
dipped with warm water. Serve warm
with more butter.
*4 cup flour 1*2 cups milk
13 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 >-_> squares choc- 3 egg yolks
olate, shaved 3 egg whites,
>4 teaspoon salt beaten
Mix flour, sugar and chocolate. Add
salt and milk. Cook until thick sauce
forms, stirring constantly. Add vanilla
and yolks. Beat 2 minutes. Fold in
whites, pour into buttered baking dish
and bake in pan hot water 40 minutes
In moderately slow oven. Serve warm
or cold topped with whipped cream.
1 cup salmon \ % teaspoon
2 hard-boiled galt
eggs, diced ,, +-,.e_„_ ‘
\'3 cup diced 4 t«asP°on
14 cup diced 1 teaspoon lemon
1 tablespoon ,.'
chopped sweet '3 cup mayon*
Mix and chill ingredients.
Wrens." He said as mucn 10 jenny
"Tut, tut. tut, tut. tut!” said Jenny
Wren. "You just mind your own af
fairs. I guess I know how a nest
"Perhaps you do,” retorted Skim
mer. “But if you ask me, I'd rather
have no nest at all than such a mass
of trash as you have.”
"Nobody asked you!” snapped Jenny,
and tugged another stick into that
Now, as a matter fact, what
Jenny and Johnny were doing was
building the foundation. Those sticks
and nails and bits of .wire were not
the real nest and were not intended
to be. Wrens are very small people,
you knowT, and they need only a small
nest. The real nest was yet to be
built. It would be of grass and per
haps moss and other soft material.
Of course. Johnny Wren sang all
day long. When he wasn't trying to
poke a stick through the little round
doorway he was singing. When he
sang he shook all over. That was be
cause he was singing so hard. It was
surprising how rapidly that little
house was filled. The time came when j
Jenny inside refused the sticks that
Johnny tried to poke in to her. It j
took. her some time to convince him j
that she had all the sticks she wanted, j
Johnny seemed disappointed. He was I
disappointed. There are two things [
that Johnny Wren dearly loves. One
is to sing and the other is to fill
somet.iing full of sticks. If there isn’t
a house to fill with sticks he’ll fill
the hole in the tree, or sometimes an
old can, if he finds one.
Of course, Mrs. Skimmer had to
leave her precious eggs to hunt for
food, but Skimmer took care to al- j
ways be on hand when she left. He j
didn’t trust Jenny and Johnny Wren.
He had heard things about them
which he didn’t like to believe, but
which worried him. If they were not
true everything would be all right.
But if those stories were true it would
not do to leave those precious eggs
Unguarded one minute. So Skimmer
tried to be always on hand when Mrs
Skimmer went out for her meals.
THE declarer who automatically
drops his lowest card either in
following suit or trumping is
apt to lose many important
tricks by so doing. It is really re
markable how often a careless play of
that sort will result either in blocking
a suit or in killing a valuable re-entry
into closed hand or dummy.
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South. West. North. East.
1 spade Dbl. Redbl. 2 heart
2 spade 3 heart 3 spade Pass
4 spade Pass Pass Pass
West opened the three of hearts.
Declarer went right up with the ace
in dummy and promptly led the deuce
of clubs and played the ten-spot from
his own hand. West played low.
whereupon declarer shot the jack of
clubs, which West w'on with the ace.
Another heart was played, and the
declarer ruffed in his own hand, and
while it appeared likely that the hand
would now be a laydown for five, de
larer was careful to trump with the
eight of spades, thereby conserving his
six-spot, a card lower than dummy’s
Declarer now laid down tne ace'Oi
spades, and when West showed out,
he realized that his wisdom in con
serving the six-spot of spades was
going to be rewarded. Accordingly, he
led the king of diamonds. West won
with the ace and played another heart,
which declarer ruffed with the nine of
trumps, still saving the six.
A low diamond was now led, East
won with the nine and led the three
of trumps. Now the six-spot of spades
was played and overtaken by dummy's
seven and the king of clubs led. East
promptly ruffed with the five of
spades, but it did him no good; de
clarer ruffed with the king of trumps
and led the ten up to dummy’s queen.
This drew East's last trump and
dummy’s two clubs were now good for
the ninth and tenth tricks.
It will be noted that had declarer
failed to save his six-spot he would
have been unable to get Into dummy
with the seven and would have lost
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The next article in this series will
Softly Styled Frock
Easy to Make and Charming to Wear
From Dawn to Dusk.
BY BARBARA BELL. |
ASY to make and easy to look
at are the gracious lines of this
softly-styled frock you can
wear from sun-up to sun-down.
The fabric mediums are boundless.
You can start the morning in
checked ginghams with a self-fabric
belt and piping around the collar and
culls. Hail the afternoon in a printed
silk or cotton crepe with bright but
tons on the bodice closing, then be
your loveliest at dinner in a crepe or
. ~— 1 T
• HH, Lil fMMt.
If someone would only love me 11
think I could stand it. . . .
satin with a bit of organdy pleating,
or lace trimming peeping from the
scallops. Versatile isn't it? And ex
tra slimming in the skirt panel, too.
Barbara Bell pattern No. 1890-B is
available in sizes 36. 38 40. 42. 44, 46.
48 and 50. Size 38 requires 4"x yards
of 35-inch material plus % yard for
. *■ Ible in us* ... no
) napkins, pads or
( b*lts. Modern
\ ... women agree that
IA this sate-hygienic
/ ISJJJl new method is the
Box- of 1} "1r°*t
BuHku protection ever
Jack in the Pulpit (Ariasaema triphyllum).
“With hooded head! and shield of green.
Monks of the wooded glen.
I know you well: you are I ween,
Robin Hood's merry men.”
Child's Own Book of Plowers.
JACK - IN - THE - PULPIT needs
your assistance. He is appeal
ing to you and your friends for
protection. Being such an un
usual looking little preacher, some
folks cannot resist him. They de
scend upon a "conference" of preach
ers, male and female ones, and not
being satisfied to take just the flower
home, pull the poor things from their
With such rough treatment, is it
any wonder that places shared by
thousands of these charming preach
ers, surrounded by their neighbors,
the white and blue violet, bluets, ferns
and other fairylike friends, are now
ugly bare spots. Glaring evidence of
what greed will do.
T i spite of such drastic treatment,
the preachers are still holding forth
in a wide range. They csn be seen
from Nova Scotia westward to Min
nesota and southward to the Gulf
Seek these little preachers in the
month of May. temperature govern
ing the time of the month. Look
for them in moist woods, wooded hill
sides and in thicket bordering woods.
Of course, you will see them in other
localities; their animal and bird
friends give the seed children trans
Watching the preachers grow up
Ls a faslnating experience. Having a
few of them in your wildflower gar
den is to bring fairies into your
midst. Jacks transplant well, they
will take a year or maybe two to
get accustomed to their new sur
roundings. but once their foot is well
I established in the soil, they prosper
I and flourish.
j In the early Spring you wil. notice
the mottled pegs pushing their way
through the soil. Then they begin to
The Old Gardener Says:
Hollyhocks are old-fashioned
flowers, but they never lose their
charm. They are much in favor
for growing in front of walls or
buildings, but unfortunately they
are very susceptible to a kind of
rust which disfigures the leaves
and causes them to drop. Various
remedies have been recommended,
but careful experiments seem to
prove that finely pulverized sul
phur will give the best results. It
should be dusted onto the plants
and on the ground under them
every 10 days throughout the
Summer. It is advisable to use a
dusting gun, which will make it
possible for the operator to apply
the dust to the under part of the
leaves as well as on top. Constant
dusting is the price of good holly
stretch a bit, and the sheath that
protected the pulpit (spathe) all
Winter begins to unwind lengthwise.
The leaves are wound in this fashion,
too. They have close to their heart
Jack, or perhaps it is Jacqueline. For
the male and female flowers are
found under separate hoods. Gradu
ally the spathe Is free and bends
over the preacher under the canopy.
To the wise, the lighter colored pul
pits protect the Jacks and the deeper
colored pulpits the Jacquelines. This
is not an infalliable rule, but accurate
enough for us to depend on.
Investigate the occupant of the pul
pit. The preacher is really one
legged and called a spadix. The
flowers are to be found at the base. If
it is a female flower, they will be
found packed neatly around the
spadix. They have purple stigma
with whitish centers. In August,
you will And here, instead, bright
red berries in a beautiful cluster.
If the flowers under the next hood
arc merely white projections, each
provided with four purplish, cup-like
anthers, filled with white powder,
you have discovered Jack.
Watch his guests—the gnats, flies
and small beetles. It is a tight
squeeze, even for them, to crawl
between the spadix and the spathe
chamber where the flowers are lo
cated. They eat and drink their fill,
and make their exit the same way
they entered, going to call on Jac
queline. Once she has the valuable
pollen, she goes to work to develop
her seed children. That is what you
can see in your garden.
How It Started
BY JEAN NEWTON.
'T'HERE are many things which are
properly characterized as rigma
role: A long-winded harangue of little
importance or meaning: an inter
minable. rambling discourse; a suc
cession of unconnected or incoherent
! statements: senseless, time-consuming
and energy-dissipating procedure.
Rigmarole is a corruption and sur
vival of Ragman's Roll, a phrase con
notating "list” or "catalogue.” and
which went out of literary use about
Ragman is said to have been the
I colloquial name by which the English
j statute identified as 4 Edward I. was
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V1ANY adults imagine that chil
dren outgrow their youthful
problems pretty much as they do the
measles and chicken pox. If a child
is afraid of the dark, he will get over
it in time. Or if a child has a tend
ency to take things that don't belong
to him, he will in time turn out to be
honest. So dlshonesy is often regarded
as a mere childish trait, that has its
In recent years the historical evi
dence on youth problems has become
voluminous. No one outlives or out
grows an emotional difficulty. Now
and then a child will find a solution.
But just as often he will repress his
difficulty so that from superficial ap
pearances it no longer exists. The
truth is that every youth proolem
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The problem will follow the individual
all through life. A child cannot be
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it will crop out in a situation which
bears no relation to the one in which
it was originally aroused.
The usual course of repression of
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tinue to develop. Whenever you find
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has never been solved.
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19 Children in Family.
Quadruplets born to a colored couple
at Charleston, S. C„ made a total of ,
19 children borne by the mother.
Will You Do Only
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sticks and sticks and sticks. It seemed
to him as if every time he looked
either Jenny or Johnny were trying
to get a stick through that little
round doorway. Then there were nails.
Yes. sir, there were some rusty nails.
Of course. Skimmer didn't know these
were nails, but that is what they were.
And there were little pieces of rusty
wire. To Skimmer it all seemed just
like a lot of trash, and nothing else.
He told Mrs. Skimmer so. You know,
the Skimmers' own nest is rather
dainty. It is made of fine grass and
th>. i carefully lined with feathers.
Usually white feathers.
"I can't understand any one using
*uch trash for nests,” declared Skim
mer. "I don't see how Jenny Wren can
be comfortable sitting in such a nest
end I certainly am sorry for the baby
BV MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE.
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