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Saving Money in the Home
Little Tricks For Women in Household Economics By ELIZABETH LATTIMER. \/ EARS ago. before women J started to do so many big * Uimi in the wo#ld. every woman belonged to * sewing circle which used to meet from house to house, and all the women got together and swapped ideas an<^ told each other all the things experience ? had taught them in housekeeping. If re ports are true they gossiped a little, too. Always, of course, about ?em* one who didn't attend. Now adays we haven't any time for a real gewing circle, but it occurred to me that every few days we Wight have a make-believe sewing ctrcia right in this corner of the Bagaaine page of The Times. No ene will actually come, of oourse, but their letters will be here and we ?mn all ait down and read them and K will be Just like having a real old-fashioned gathering with only the helpful ideas left In and all the gossip left out. And every one U invited. First comes a war worker who ia go:ng to tell us ten ways la which ?he La saving money and after her will come mothers with ideas for KAking over the youngsters' clothes and running the household on a minimum amount each week. Th? Sewing Circle Meet* Today. The war worker has the floor first. Everybody listen and see how she does it. DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMER: t want <o tell yon of a few of the ways in which I economise: 1. 1 shampoo my head, thereby save it cents every two weeks. ? J. I manicure my nails, save IS cents each week. 1 I ahme my shoe*, save ?? cents each week. 4. I walk to and from my work, shopping and sight seeing when it is possible, save at least ti t* a week; enjoy seeing things and greatly be ne at my health by doing so. i. I launder my best waists and handkerchiefs, save at least 50 cents a week. ? t do not bay candy., cream or leaches between meaia. thereby save money and also my health. T. ! boy substantial but Inexpensive larches. save 14 or II cents each day. I I do my own tewlag. mending and remodeling thereby save at least fltO daring the year t. I allow i^rself a certain amount for pleasure, recreation, etc.. each *Hk. and then try to save a small pert ef that rather than rnn over my allowance. It. I am a Government clerk, work lag at a salary of S1.4ee a year At the beginning at uie year I decided ta save fsee daring the year to invest ta real estate. By the end of the year f will have saved the liM. dreeeed est as well aa any of my office as wdsiw aad will have something for ?I rW Tkia I accomplished by a detnite tag aad eeono ~ CB * . Now Mrs. 8. is going to tell us how she gave old H. C. L. a sick ening whack! DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMER Before doing my winter's ahopplng I decided to utilise all the material bad on hand. Taking to<A. I foand I had one coat salt and three ssiu of men s clothing, faded and frayed at the edges Instead of rip ping I cat eat all the seams, then I wasbed aad praaeed the material. The colors were real good on the wrovg side, so I invested about 12 ?? hi thread, buttons and patterns and went to work in earnest The coat ?oft I made into a nice one-piece drees (er myself, aaed the lining to mgke a p%<r of hieomers for my little girl Prom the ether salts I made a coat $1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED How I Saved a Dollar Here i? tf chance for every one to earn a dollar by telling how ?he has saved a dollar. It may be a dollar or mora. It may have been saved in a day or a week. However, all that mattera ia HOW 1 It was saved. $1 sav&l and $1 earned by the telling of the saving makes $2. How about it? Be brief and write 1 only on one aide of paper. I will award a prise of $1 each I day for one of the suggestions which I print. ELIZABETH LATTIMER. P S.?If you want a price, you must be willing to have your name and address used, because that is only fair to other contestants, who have a right to know that each day's prise winner ia an actual per son. However, I am delighted to have all aorta of ideas sent in, which, if not given a'prize, will be printed with initials only and help the other readers. If your first letter doesn<t get a prise, try again. Even if it does, that Is no bar to your getting an other If your idea ia worth it. for myself, a cloak, two underskirt! aad two pairs of bloomers for the girlie. MRS S. Still Another Eggless Cake. A lady with the initials M. P., j who lives in the northeast, has an eggless cake racipe she wants us ; all to have. Here it is: DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMER: I have tried a cake which is called the eggleas cake and have found it very good. The recipe calls for 2 cops water. 1 cap of chopped raisins, 1 cup of brown sugar. % of a cup of shorten ing. boil five minutes and add 2 cups of floor, 1 spoonful of cinnamon. 1 spoonful of cloves aad 4 spoonfuls of yeast powder. This cake will keep for three or four days and as white sugar is so hard to get, I think It is really and truly aa economy cake. M. P. Old Clothes Like Old Friends Are Good. Here's the clothese problem again ?a problem that is driving every -woman fcild In this year of fifty dollar coats costing a hundred. DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMER: After making out a list of the vari ous things I would need this winter? the hill amounted to so much that I had made up ray raino to stay in bed all winter So I sought for some way to reduce the cost of the bill. A coat was the mest expensive thing on the list. I had a new coat from laal sea son aad had Worn it to school, which made It look pretty bad. So erfrly one morning I got ep and brushed the coat thoroughly, and then went over It with a rag and cold water, getting out all the spots that showed up. Then I prese?d it carefully. I needed the coat for Sunday and knew I could not get * It if It was sent to the tailors, and be sides. to have done to It what I did would have cost me several dollars, which I did not have at the time No tailor couid have produced better remits and I had saved myself some money and put off the time when I would have to buy myself a new coat until several months later MISS A. P. Makes Ortr Old Woolen Underwear. Last, but not least, comes today's economy prise winner. DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMEK: I would like to tell you how I saved The Captain Had the Habit of Running Up and Down Behind the Line and Giving the Players an Encouraging Slap. By FONTAINE FOX. .So JimmY Wore his football headgear IN a rather UNUSUAL manner the day his dad had given ? him that TERRIBLE licking. & .JUJlJf iw) ? ? m ? ? ? ? ? ' 11 1 /!? x ?J.'I ?.? Some Hand-Prints and Feet-Prints Convict Two t DRAWN Circumstantial Evidence of Nearfeasance in Love?and Fresh Paint Jf> C. D. Bate ' - \ ' ' not on* dollar, but several. when the children were small. Men'* worn un derwear m&kea excellent underwear for the little folks. Cut the under shirts off under the arms and set on abody; slit the bottom at regular In tervals and work in blanket stitch or. for variety, crochet an edge on others without slitting. Use the best part of drawers for shirts for the small boy, using a reubens pattern, that 1s shirts that have bands to pass through a silt in side and fastens In back. Where there Is wool In underwear used you will be surprised st the wear they will give. I button-hole all seams; it is the best means of making them hold fast. If sleeves are good they make fine drawers. Cot well up In shoulder seam and set a gusset in seat bands of cotton. I could tell you many ways of how I saved more than one d?U*r. We needed the bath room repainted but owing to high prices and only one aalary to depend on, I scraped the wall paper off myself with aid of thir teen-year-old son: applied a good coat of glite <! lbs glue to 1 gal. water). When that dried we gave It a thick coat of light green alabastine and painted the wood work French gray, and it Is very clean and nice look ing In making grape jelly I always us? the pulp twice and then after dripping it the second time I rub through a sieve and put spices and sugar to taste, and cook thick for grape butter. Grown-ups' stocking!* cut down and with button-holed seams give excellent wear for the kiddies I took an old chair that was ugly, but too good to throw away, washed It In strong wash ing soda with dish mop to cut off all old varnish When perfectly dry vsr nlsh new in any desired color and It will turn out fine. MRP F POPP. 1S11 Rosedale Street Northeast " ? "? ?~' if When a Girl Marries ? By Ann Lisle. - CHAPTER CXCIX. AT a little past ten on the day after my flying trip to visit Betty, I called Virginia and asked her to go with me to make the final selections of rugs and fur niture and hangings for our new apartment. I told myself that I waited until so late because* I wanted to leave the line clear foi\ Neal. But I knew perfectly well there was another reason. I didn't want to get into an ^argument with Jim about Vir gftiia, and Tom Mason would think of my being back in town again. The fact remained I was back, and so I might as well get ahead on the apartment. I counted on Virginia's good breeding to accept whatever explanation I chose to ofTer. And as for Tom?there wouldn't be any explaining to him, since what he thought didn't matter. "You came baric sooner than you expected, didnot you?" was Vir ginia's entire comment. "Yes, I wasn't needed. And I do so want to get into the new apart ment," I replied. Not even to Virginia did I want to confess that the coming of An thony Norreys had driven me away. It would make Jim seem petty, and would further belittle Tony. "Shall I call for you at eleven?" asked Virginia amiably. "Please, if you can make it ?o ?oon," I replied. And then I fell to dressing in a great hurry, so that I need not keep _h*r waiting. She would know Jim's "taste even in bath towels, and her own would prove unfailing ail the way from roasting pans to player pianos. So I felt that this day must be a regular shower of linens and china, and silver and granlteware ar well. "Wee ought to get Into the apart ment by the middle of next week," I told Virginia as we swung down the avenue in a taxi almost on the dot of 11. "Why are you In such a hurry scurry, Anne?" asked Virginia tol erantly. "Well?there's no use in paying rent for two places at once " "I thought that was it." inter rupted VV-glnia smilingly. "Now, why should you care so, since Jim doesn't?" "It's so wMteful. We're really not getting anything for our money." "You may not be getting any thing." said Virginia, thoughtfully. "But you're giving an impression of prosperity, of success. And in Jim's game that helps tremendously." "That doesn't sound very solid? very conservative, Jeanie. It's Just gambling, isn't.it?" "Perhaps." retorted Virginia. "But it's all right if it works. Men make fortunes gambling in stocks, and nowadays unless you have a for tune you're just nobody. You watch that little Cosby woman climb to a place in the best society. She has money; she'll entertain the best people, and presto! there you are." ? "Yon mean presto?there she is!" I replied. "You know. I haven't a social ambition In my make-up, Jeanie. I like a home?and home life. Kiddies and the country for them Jo grow up In." Virginia tunped and studied me critically for a moment. "Perhaps you'rj right," she said at last. "Perhaps there's more hap piness that way. But Jim doesn't see It. I really don't, either. Per haps I'd have been happier if I'd been more like you. But Jim's like me. He isn't simple in his tastes. He likes beauty and luxury. He and the Cosbys are after the same things. They'll travel together for a while." "Are yoti trying to warn me spalnst Valerie Cosby. Jeanie?" 1 asked. "You've dragged -mentioned her twice in the last few minutes Did you notice anything last night?" After I had said the words I could have bitten my tongue out. Here T was revenling to Jim's s<?ter thnt I was Jealous of him- that I didn't trust blm. That belittled Jim?it shamed me. For a second, Virginia stiffened visibly. Her Harrison pride was up in arms. Then what I liked even less happened. A look of pity blotted all the coldness from her face. And when she spoke her kindness, together with the way she picked her words, seemed to be forecasting something I didn't even want to think about. "V alerie Cosby is a beautiful woman?young and spoiled. She wants admiration, and her bus band is delighted when she gets it. So, of course, Jim has to be atten tive. But you're clever, Anne, and young and pretty. If you'll make yourself attractive, dresi well and ?play the game Jim') way?and stop turning over the pennies, there's no doubt you can hold Jim. Oh. Anne, don't you see? Women throw away love because they think they don't want it enough to try to keep it. Of course, they're too proud to try.'' "Thank you, Virginia/' I said gravely. "I gee. I'll stop turning over the pennies. * ? ? I see." "Money buys everything, Anne? don't forget that," cried Virginia, suddenly stiffening to her usual mold. "A man?worthy, respecting ?knows how to make it. And a woman?worth loving?at least, the sort of woman who gets love? knows how to spend It. To spend it gracefully." "I see," I said again. Suddenly I wondered if Pat Dal ton had always .known how to make money. Neurasthen ia Symptoms By Brice Belden, M. D. IK symptoms of neurasthenia know no end. No other dis ease presents such a host of manifestations. This is because every function of the body is dis turbed. The functions are merely defici ent, never completely lost. There are also disagreeable reactions to almost any sort of stimulus. The outstanding symptom is fatigue, and it is fatigue of the various structures of tfft body that accounts for all the manifes tations oT the disease. The affected individual becomes impatient, apprehensive and ir ritable and suffers from all sorts of queer sensations. He feels his incapacity, because he cannot help noticing how incomplete is the fuHctlonal responsa to all his ef forts, mental and physical. Emotional disturbances aggrav ate his symptoms. The mental activity is retarded. Fatigue pre vents mental application. The patient feels mentally depressed and a sense of fear develops. There Is inability to reach con clusions. indecision being a promi nent symptom. The sense of fear sometimes takes the form of thinking that some organ is incapable of per forming its functions properly, and that its incapacity menaces the Individual's life. Thus he be comes preoccupied with his heart action, or pulse, or lungs, or spine; weakness and plain in the back and legs make him believe loco motor ataxia is impending. All sorts of sleep disturbances, strange sensations, pain here or there, headache and backaches aro common. Frequently there is a feeling as though the head were* constricted, or pressed upon, or as though the skull were too small for the brain. Dizziness. tremor, rushing of blood to the head or elsewhere, cold extremities, throbbiing sensa tions. loss of appetite and all jwrtn of digestive disturbances and pre mature graying of the hair are all met with. A general . tired fteling is, of course, an outstanding symptom. (To Be Contlaoed.? When Company -? Comes By Loretto C. Lynch. *? ??th*rtty Matten Pmalc ??* <? the lluasMieit of the H?ae. EVERY young: housewife comes to a time when the man of th? house brings home unex pectedly a guest or two fo? din ner. And If one is not prepared for the emergency and is some distance from the stores, embarrassment is sure to follow unless one TTfcs been wise enough to plan for just this sort of thing. Select a shelf in the cupboard, line it with paphr and keep Jt sac redly, as an emergency shelf. Put Into a box your best company table cloth, six napkins and your best table dollies. Have a few cans of evaporated milk, aoup, some peaa, coni. asparagus or any other vego Ables. Canned tomatoes and can ned tomato soup lend themselves to many manipulations in cooking, and inight well be found on any emergency shelf. Canned chicken, mushroom, pi mentos, salmon, tuna, shrimp, lob ster, or crab offer a number of pos sibilities. ^ It is advisable to have a package of soda biscuit and sweet crackers as well as a package of prepared flour and a glass or two of sliced bacon. There should be a few cans of fruit and a glass or two of Jam. Salted almond in glaas and bottled olives always lend a festive touch to any company meaL A small con tainer of prepared marshmellow whip will often turn an Ordinary dessert into a real company one. One particularly efficient young housewife I know goes so far as to keep two or three guest towels and a bit of untouched soap as well as a big coverall apron on this shelf. She tells me she can prepare a com pany dinner for four on a moment's notice and cook and serve It within half an hour. She is always careful, however, to replace each thing ( from this shelt next day, and in this way she is never caught short. She has half a dozen company menus on cards so that there isn't even a moment lost in planning. Here is one of her company dinners: Chilled olives. Salted almonds. Cream of Celery Soup. Baked Chicken Pte, Rice. Green peas. Asparagus salad. Peaches with marslimallow whip. Sweet crackers.. Coffee. When sli# had fresh milk on hand she used it. Two cups of evaporated milk and another cup of water were added to the canned celery soup and the whole heated with a lump of butter and a little salt and pepper. Canned chicken cut into irregular pieces and mixed with mushrooms, a little grated onion and a couple of cups of well-seasoned white sauce, were the foundation for the chicken pie. The mixture was placed in individual casserole dishes, a bis cuit crust made by rubbing a ta blespoon of butter into a half cup of prepared flour and moistening the mass to a soft dough was pat ted out and placed over each pie. Ten or twelve minutes is enough for these in a hot oven. A few left-over cold boiled potatoes may be diced and added to the pie filling. By painting over the top of the crust with milk before baking an appetizing brown color is Quickly obtained. As to management?it is best to^ put to boil a large tea kettle of wK* ter first. Open the cans and empty the contents into china dishes to air. Wash and put the rice to boil. I?ay the table. Prepare the biscuit dough. Make and put to bake the pies. Prepare and set to table the | dessert. Heat the peas and make ] the soup. Serve the soup and start the coffee. By the time you return to the kitchen with the soup plates the coffee will be ready. The rest of the dinner is easily served and does not necessitate the hostess leaving the table but perhaps one# for the colic*. Mrs. Woodrow 's Article* - By MRS. WILSON WOODROW. HOW often do yon see a wom an of middle ace who#? face is aerene and p?ac?.'al, whoae eyes are foil of laughter and kindness? Women, women everywhere; on the streets, In the shops, at lec turer at concert*. at plays, in theJr own homes. And nine out of every ten with that tense, careworn, dis satisfied expression. This -driven" look is not a pe culiarity of city dwellers alone. It can be noticed on the facea of women in the small towna. and even in the country. You look at them, and |hey all seem the em bodiments of -life's fitful fever;" >ou talk to' them, and the eternal rush and scurry of life as It la lived seems to express itself in their conversation. And for what are they all rush in* and scurrying? Some of them will tell you that they have so many responsibilities that every hour 1s full of dozens of things which must be attended to. The ones who haven't the responsibili ties are under what is to them the urgent necessity of keying up with a great variety of different activities. They dart from one to another as If they feared that something might .get away from then* I heard a woman say the other day: "I am so busy doing all the things I ought to do that I never have a chance to do the things I like to do. I have to look after the comfort and happiness of too many different people to think of myself, and I'm usually so fagged that I wouldn't be able to enjoy a good time If it came my way." She failed to realize that yon catrt put other people at ease un less you are at ease yourself, and that you cannot create an atmos phere of happiness unless you your self are happy. That slicing op of twenty-four hours into eight hours for work, ejght hours for play and eight hours for sleep is usually consid ered the perfect division of a per fect day. But the result is a three sided thing, not a square. Wouldn't a more satisfactory di vision of one's day include proper hours for work, for play, for sleep and also for ^hat one?lacking a more comprehensive word?might call rest? When you work your mind is con centrated on that work. When you Play your faculties are absorbed in that. When you sleep you are dead to the world. But every human be ing needs those moments, when the tense min<^m?y become unconcen trated or we <;an completely relax and be as a leaf floating idly, in differently, on the currents of life, when we can take a moment to read or repeat to ourselves some lovely words, as. for Instance, W ordsworth s? "The world is too much with u? i??. ? n <1 soon, ' Getting, and (pending, we la* waet. our powers; " T.lttle we see in Nature that Is esr* boon ?Ur h'*rt* ?w,y. a aordi 1 This sea that bares her bosom to the moon, The hours" that W,n h? l,,wlln? at all Andnower"P 'ath,"<l "?W "k* F?r "tune'01" ,rtrythln* are out cf 11 m?V- "* n0t~Oreat God! I'd rather ? U'EKS;""* Have ^JSht of Proteus rising from the ?r Wn ?l(l TrUon blow h'? wreathed The people who make a study >>f nervous derangements tell us th.n no owe breaks down from over work T>e breakdowns occur from a lack of harmonious adjustment to the work. If we love the thiftc we are doing It becomes play us. and there Is no fret or frictltfe "H* ?bout it, subconscious or WiM. People's ntrTH (*t ob edf* b? riuM there la ?ornithinic wtflfla them that is at war with tiit outward activities and scrompM* roents. Every one needs a little pswl now and tbea, a rnanje of placa.% ? hange of thought?anything that will Uk? us out of the rut we ar? in. Some one?I forget who?kM aaid "No price Is too great to pajr for the mood of Inspiration." And It la the mood of liMplrstlM that enables us to go forward with courage and with Joy. Headgear for the Kiddiea ?- ? * By Rita Stuyvesant. THE time has bow coma te definitely decide on the hat* for the youngest member of the family, for the millinery (or autumn is quite settled. Smart hats for school days and dre^fT ones for "Sunday best" are what the exclusive children's shops are showing. The simplest style* chosen for youngsters, altboartk one need not* sacrifice charm. &Ott shapes with pretty gay posies are delightful, and anything stiff *r Se vere Is unthinkable for childhood For school days there is a smart "tarn" of navy duvetyn - sp.aahro with motifs in beige colored ?c?p! The top Is fully gathered late*a narrow brim that frames the becomingly. The beige motifa are made from wool French ktAi closely nestled into large 'oatn spots." Another interpretation of "tani" was shown in honey-coin?< ?elour with a border of brllMtmt flowers, outlining the t&p of th ? crown. The flowers were siq^y but effectively embroidered ,n ej stitch and were beautifully bl< ed in rose, green, purple and low. ? To give a color note to a bli velvet frock, one chooses an oraage colored hat In panne velvet. This bright color is becoming only te the brunette type of child, and never should a blonde or saltow child wear it. Instead she slat use pale rose. French blue or #f chid to show her delicately tt?| complexion to advantage. Amont the "dressy" hats thei a cunning model which comb I beaver fur with sand-colored f?tlle silk. The beaver is cut In narrow atrips alternating with strips of sand silk and covers a small mush room frame. The under facing l*4f silk shirred, and makes a charming franst for pretty curls. Short la? and brown ribbon streamers float gsily off the back of the hat afid lend a piquant note. This hat might also be developed in beaver or nutria with go}d. taupe or blue silk. One mint choose any fur that trims the cott to accompany this charming llttte hat. A very picturesque one Is a brow* velvet bonnet for a child of (la Tiny ostrich tips In shadea of brows nod from the broad brim of the bat. which copies its style from "the Salvation Lass.** The under brin is faced with pleated silk in "a love ly shade of "syrup," which harmos* ices wonderfully well with the tip*. Other color combinations might be planned if one does not care for ths brown tones. * ?* Any little girl would love a smart school hat of pressed beaver or ve lour. The shops are showing hata of this type In straight or rolling sailor m>>de1s of black, brown or taupe color. These tailored hats have a e#rded silk ribbon andrellng the crown with a trim bow either at back on on the aide. They are reasonably priced, considering how attractive and very serviceable thy have provea. r or m ' rW1* bit* ?