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chilly, raw air isn't good for her vocal chords. I can't have her die. What would my dear, honeheaded Uncle Ignatz say, after sending me this flamingo all the way from Central America. Besides, I've become almost attached to Gertrude. The veterinary surgeon is like any other doctor who is glad to get rid of a tough case he advises a change of climate. I have passed the hat among the family, and what wijh the money I've been saving for a piano it makes enough to cover trav eling expenses. So I'm taking Ger trude to Florida to save her life, and to keep Uncle Ignatz from thinking we don't care for his gift. Down there in the Everglades, wading around in the warm, moist mud, under the waving palms and such, no doubt the flamingo will at test its gratitude by thrilling like a nightingale. That much is coming to me. (Continued.) o o HARD SAUCE Ingredients Two cups confection ers' sugar, one-half cup butter, hot water as needed, one teaspoon bran- dy (optional), three gratings of nut meg. Method Cream butter and add sugar gradually; when too stiff to handle add the brandy, or, if pre ferred, a little flavoring extract; then add hot water, drop by drop, until the mass is quite soft and fluffy; pile in a mound on a fancy dish and' set where it is cool to stiffen. BLACK. Gr,A'MC miipm woM Joliet, HI., aims to get rid of de linquents in its schools by putting boys too big for their classes in charge of a man teacher of "forceful personality." Ex-pnzefighter, huh? o o "I have such an indulgent hus band," said little Mrs. Doll. "Yes, so George says," responded Mrs. Spite ful. "Sometimes indulges a little tdo much, doesn't he?" The transparent upper bodice is very startling when worn with black satin or velvet skirts. Women, how ever, are wearing black gowns for dress occasions more than ever. The one shown is a black satin, with white chiffon for the bodice and sleeves, and trimmed with skunk fur. rat u.-l-.