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SETTING TABLE RIGHTLY IS SCIENCE
The first thing" a little girl is per
mitted to do "to help mother" is to
set the table. There is a right and a
wrong way to do this. Prof. Louise
CTurner of the home economics de
partment of the University of Ten
nessee has taught this fine art to
thousands of girls in her state. Here
is a lesson from Prof. Turner's note
1. Plate, right side up.
Z Knife, with sharp edge toward
3. Spoon, with bowl up.
4. Fork, with tines up.
7. Cup and saucer.
8. Spoon for cereal.
The following diagram shows how
the covers should be arranged at the
table and where the large dishes
1. Mother's place.
2. Father's place.
3. Places for other members of the
5. Coffee pot or tea pot
6. Crearrv pitcher or sugar bowl.
7. Cups and saucers.
8. Dish of cereal or sauce.
9. Small dishes for cereal orsauce.
10. Meat platter.
11. Potatoes or other vegetable.
13. Bread plate.
Other vegetables, etc., should be
placed in front of some other mem
ber of the family to serve. A large
spoon should be placed at the right
of each dish of food to be used as a
RY PROF. LOUISE G. TURNER
Home Economics Department of the
University of Tennessee
The dinner table should be scrupu
lously clean and attractive. It can
be covered with, a white cotton or
linen tablecloth. If a tablecloth is
used, a piece of canton flannel or a
cotton blanket, which is used for
nothing else, should be laid on the
table first to protect it from hot
dishes, to save wear on the table
cloth and to prevent noise.
The tablecloth and napkins should
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