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HOW SHE CAN GET $10,000
BY COOKING MEAL
Helen Zinsser, of New York is one
of four cousins who must be able to
cook a good eight-course dinner for
twelve persons before they are 17
years of age to get $10,000 left each
by their grandmother, Mrs. Marie'
And while serving this meal the
cook must wear a gown of her own
One of the cousins, Miss Ellen
Zinsser, daughter of Frederick Zins
ser of Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y.,
and' Junior at Smith college, has al
ready qualified and received her
$10,000. Her sister, Peggy, will be
17 next March and is next in line to
prove she deserves the $10,000. She
-also is a student at Smith.
Helen comes next She is a fresh
. man at Bryn Mawr. Her father, Au
gust Zinsser, is president of York
ville bank in New York city.
The fourth grand-daughter is Mar
garet, 7, daughter of Dr. Hans Zins
ser, physician and professor at Co
o o .
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Lovely street, Winsted (Conn.) has
a skunk farm.
I! ( IN FACT- SHE
L ( LANDS AND
SHELL STRIPS CAPTAIN OF HIS
TROUSERS AND $160
By Mary Boyle O'Reilly
London. "Even a. soldier who
escapes pays the price," observed a
French captain of artillery in London
on furlough, with five golden rays
across his sleeve.
"I was seht out to a German ob
servation post from which we might
locate several batteries of eight-inch
guns. The position, captured two
days before, could only be reached by
crawling from shell hole to shell hose.
It consisted of a small tree built
about with scaffording, from which
the Germans had enjoyed a 'safe'
view of the old French lines.
"Climbing the scaffolding, I had
a good look at the enemy. My arrival
was greeted by a salvo of shells. Big
splinters smashed the frail platform
on which I stood, so that I tied my
self by my belt to the swaying 'tree.
Only a direct hit could bring me
"Two minutes later an eight-inch
shell efploded directly beneath me.
As I was in the heart of the explo
sion, no shrapnel touched me. But
the displacement of air was so tre
mendous that I came to stripped of
breeches, vest, tunic bare as a
"My uniform had vanished into
thin air and in my lost pockets were
"When 5,000,000 Frenchmen fight
for one cent a day, $160 seems a lot
of money. Pulling myself together I
took a greatcoat from a dead comrade-and
so crawled back to the
post' "But, while life lasts, I will never
cease to reflect on all the pleasures I
might have bought with that $160."
"I believe that every doctor has his
"Well, I don't know about that, but
I'v Tiot'ed that a doctor never oper
ates unless the patient has it"