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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, August 03, 1947, Image 128

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When “the girls"drop in...turn to Hi Ho
Top A FEW of these flaky, golden-brown for
crackers with tasty jelly or cheese spreads
and serve with a simple beverage. Your
friends will be delighted.
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“I'm just reportin' to
him," she explains /i,
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Her Magic Words
A couple o’ tourists came in the
. other day. They were a jolly
pair, and the man started right in
tellio’ me about their trip to the
Black Hills an’ Yellowstone.
“The rumble of Old Faithful
sounds like a Hereford bull wnth
indigestion!’’ he laughed.
His wife got to talkin’ too. She
kept up such a steady stream of
words that I couldn’t stop her to
ask what they wanted to eat.
“You have corned beef and cab
bage, haven’t you?” the husband
finally asked me.
“You bet,” 1 tell him.
When I brought the orders, she
was still chatterin’. Then I no
ticed the man was fumblin’ for
his glass of water. His wife pushed
it against his hand an’ never
dropped a syllable. I discovered
all of a sudden that the guy was
stone blind!
“The mountains were wonder
ful,” he says to me. “I could feel
the altitude and the strength of
the sun in the clear air.”
I guess my mouth was hangin’
open because his wife caught on
that I was flabbergasted.
“Oh. George enjoys travelin
as much as I do,” she tells me.
“I suppose it seems my babblin’
would drive a husband crazy. But
I’m just reportin’ to him. Matter
of habit. We’ve been married a
long time, you know.”
“Well, ma’am,” I compliment
her. “next to seein’ America,
havin’ you give an eye-witness
report on it is probably the best
thing your husband could ask.”
“In a way,” George cuts in, “it
is better to hear than to see. My
wife doesn’t really talk all the
time. You see, she doesn’t tell me
about the ugly or sad or mean
things we come across. Just quits
talking. Lets me muse over what
we’ve been seeing before. So all I
get from her are the beautiful,
exciting, interesting things — the
bright side.”
I got to thinkin’ about those
silent spots. You know, there’s
been a lot of times in my life where
it would’ve been better if I talked
at the right time only. It’s kinda
selfish to bellyache about troubles
an’ ugliness, then keep the beauti
ful to yourself! —WALLY BOREN
A news question-answer game
. . . What famous British custom
may be on the way out?
Afternoon tea. There’s a serious
shortage of cups and saucers.
— A. C. S„ San Pedro, Calif.
1. ON DECK_What wili re
place heavy Burma teak as a cov
ering for weather decks on V. S.
Navy ships?
A plastic wood laminate has
been found to be as strong and
hard, as long-wearing and non
splintering as teak.'
How much will men spend on cos
metics this year?
An estimated $225,000,000!
— R.O., Los Angeles, Calif.
the U. S. and England, what coun
try ranks as the top motion-picture
producing nation in the world?
— W. C. M., Lynbrook, N. Y.
s. rmcERPRnnras ... in
1928, the FBI’s files contained
2,000,000 sets of fingerprints. How
many sets do they hare today?
— M. K., Newark, N. J.
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