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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. •
* Readers Clearing House BCTSY U C^WELL
(Mrs. C. T., Hyattsville)
In my home State I had
charge many times of our par
ish bazaar. At our first meet
ing in May, we would plan to
notify each member to be pres
ent at the last May meeting.
At that meeting we would
form bands of 10. Each band
. would pledge themselves to
raise $15.00. At the first Sept
ember meeting we would have
a bolt of pillowcase tubing.
Volunteers were asked to take
home as many cases as they
felt they could have completed
by November 1. Our bazaar
was usually the second week
in November. The members
stamped the cases or hem
stitched with a crochet edge.
We bought bright colored cloth
by the yard. We made break
fast sets of 6. (In the stores
four are the usual number in
the sets). The pieces were
hemmed or fringed.
Some older members would
raise house plants. In the fall
they would paint cans (soup or
fish) green, then dobe with a
small sponge, another color.
We could get 75 cents to a
dollar for these.
Another plan, to make quilt
blocks, by individual members.
Later put them together. In
our city we could get them ma
chine sewed in a fancy design.
We would sell chances on
We found getting smaller
groups together in their own
houses, brought the members
closer together.
Wishing you all kinds of
success and thanks to RCH for
the kindness in helping busy
women to complete their plans.
(Mrs. J. E. J„ Silver Spring)
Our church in Silver Spring
has had what we called a
“Fund Fair” now for two suc
cessive years, with splendid
success in November. Our
women's society is divided into
circles of ten to fifteen ladies
each and each circle during
the year prepares articles for
a given booth they may choose
to sponsor.
There have been doll tables,
apron tables, candle tables,
cake and candy tables, white
elephant, green thumb, Christ
mas card and wrapping tables,
home-canned foods, jelly and
preserves, parcel post, fancy
foods and home-made soap
tables. Also a cafeteria where
invites you to see
May 11th thru May 16th
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just a snack or a full meal
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ner after 4 o'clock.
For the candle table, this
circle collected used candle
stubs and re-melted them into
new and lovely shapes. The
doll and apron tables explain
themselves also cake and candy
tables. The white elephant
table was made up of any good
articles even clothing, that was
laid &side in homes and not
in use. The green-thumb table,
of course was potted plants,
the ladies had raised during
the summer.
The parcel post table was
made possible by having cards
typed with a verse (original)
asking for a parcel post pack
age worth not more than a
quarter. Each member of the
society sent 4 or 5 cards to
friends asking each one for a
package. The package was
not opened, but put on the
table and sold for a quarter.
The packages went like hot
One circle gathered up and
had members of the society
save all their grease for them
and they made a lovely white
soap also soap powder by
grinding some. The powder or
flakes was put into paper milk
cartons that have a corner
opening. One clever 1 husband
of a member designed a cover
for the cartons which was
pasted on all around it. An
appropriate name was given
the soap and the whole effect
was quite professional looking.
The circles did not confine
themselves to working for their
special table entirely, but often
had donations that were given
or made and were turned over
to the proper table selling that
kind of article.
I hope these directions will
be a help.
** * *
(Mrs. G. G. O’B., Silver Spring)
Can any one tell me what
to do for my philodendron? It
has brown spots and the leaves
are chewed.
** * *
(S. D., Arlington)
I am thinking of installing
a casement window fan in my
bedroom soon. Will some kind
reader tell me if they are suc
cessful in keeping room or
more than one room cool?
Also are they noisy? Please
let me hear soon before the
hot weather sets in.
(K. R., Arlington)
In answer to the request for
i “seeds to a pen friend in
Japan,” I would suggest golden
i bantam corn as a food they
; seldom have. They have most
of our other vegetables and
i flowers. The growing season
i up there is equivalent to that
' of say Northern Michigan, late
} Springs and early Falls. I be
; lieve the Japanese writer might
; love a copy of the recent Na
tional Georgraphic with pic
: tures of Washington and
Georgetown. They have so
! much interest in pictures, post
| cards, etg., and the way of life
here in the United States.
When we were there two years
ago the mail order catalogs
were most fascinating to our
i servants and even to visiting
** * *
(Mrs. C. M. L., Washington)
To F. J. H.. Wheaton re fire
place in summer. I remove all
the equipment, storing it in
the attic, and then place my
card table there. This table,
which has a very pretty top
showing a scene of wood in
lays, rests on a stand with the
legs folded under. I don’t
think the stand is necessary,
however, as I believe it would
serve the purpose to lean the
table against the fireplace.
** ♦ *
Information and requests
sent in by the following have
been forwarded to those for
whom they were intended:
Washington—E. P. K., F. P.
G. Mrs. M. 8.. Mrs. F. N. McN.,
Mrs. J. A. H., MisS L. H„ Mrs.
S. M. C., Mrs. W. C. M.. Mrs.
C. W. S., Mrs. E. W. S.. W. R.
E., Mrs. E. S., Mrs. S. C 8.,
B. G.. Mrs. M. E. J., E. F., M.
E.. Mrs. R. P. G.. C. 8., Mrs.
N. J. S.. Mrs. C. K. G.. Mrs R
H. T, Miss R. T„ A. K., Mrs.
C. M., Mrs. F. L. C., Mrs. M.
E. D., L. M. 8.. Mrs. A. M.,
C. L.. L. H. 8., Mrs. E. H. 8.,
R. H. B.
Alexandria—L. U. S., Mrs. E.
P. C. Arlington—Mrs. R. J. L.,
Mrs. F. McC., Mrs. G. B. F.
Beltsvllle—C. H., Mrs. J. H. H.
Bethesda—Mrs. E. E. C., Mrs.
B. F. S. Brentwood—V. P. B.
Bristow—Mrs. J. Y. Chester—
A. H. K. Chevy Chase—Mrs.
C. K. J.. Mrs. L. J. N. College
Park—Mrs. R. B. M. East
port, Md.—Mi's. A. J. Fair
fax—C. D. Falls Church—
Miss E. A., Mrs. E. R., E. W.
F. Mrs. E. R. Glen Dale—
Mrs. O. K. Hyattsville—Mrs.
R. H.. Mrs. B. H. E. Kensing
ton—K. C. L. Laurel—Mrs.
D. K. Riverdale—Mrs. M. H.
Rockville—E. P. K. Silver
Spring—Mrs. T. W. M., Mrs,
J. H., Mrs. J. S., Mrs. K. L.,
Mrs. F. S. R., Mrs. C. K. 8..
Mrs. M. Y. A. Takoma Park—
Mrs. N. J. D., Mrs. L. H. R.
Vienna —Mrs. S. P. West
Hyattsville—Mrs. I. R. S.. Mrs.
F. M. West Palm Beach —Mrs.
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Wilson, president of the Rock
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