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Little Tricks For Women in Household Economics % By ELIZABETH LATT1MER HOW much time and thought do you put on your cbildrtn'i lunch buket? "Children h?f? auch *pp4tltM that they will eat anything." la t remark oftan heard. Tbey may have loud aVpe tltea now, but If achool children are allowed to eat the wrong things, the 'true may come when they can't eat 'be right things Uruwl|i| children have ' certain ?fecial needa In the way of food*. lJke crown people, they muat be supplied with that which la iiicob tary for health and strength, but. unlike them, they ahould be given also that wblcb la necessary for de velopment. liven one hot dtali obtainable at ?:hool at noon makes the lunch more appetising, and many achoola ire now providing It. When a child must carry lunch and cannot obtain at achool a hot dish, the tank of Ail ing the box or baaket demand* great care to make aure that It la appetis ing. nourishing and sustaining. One of the best Investments to make for a child who carries his lunch to a school that do?s not serve a hot lunch Is a bottle which will keep liquids hot or cold for some time. 'Cocoa, or soup piping hot on a cold day. will mak* a feast out of an otherwise uninteresting lunch. Five Groups Food Needed. Ia general, the school lunch, like the child's diet as a whole, should contain representatives of five food groups. In it should be found foods rich In protein, such as milk, cheese, meats. Ash, dried beans, peas, pea nuts and other nuts; cereal or starchy foods, such an bread, cereal mushes, rice and tapioca; fatty roods, such as butter, cream, salad oils and bacon; vegetables and fruit a, but such as cereals and dried fteans are not put under this classi fication; simple sweets, Including Borders at a Profit By Loretto C. Lynch. Am Authority on All Matter* Itelat Ing to Household Problems. A BUSINESS woman in the city of New YtSrU met me the other day with u counten ince. beaming with ecstasy and saiu: "\vell. at last?I've gotten nto Mrs. Benson's boirding house. Vou know my name was on her \ list on.- year, and when she noti- i fled me that I might come I Just j jumped with joy." I was interested immediately. She was not the first person who !ad talked delightedly of Mrs. Uenson's. And I decided that I would And out why it was that Mrs. Benson had a waiting list while i jnany boarding house keepers were scarcely making expenses. And so j 1 accepted my friend's invitation to dine at Mrs. Benson's boarding house that very evening. Mrs. Benson greeted me in a spot less white uniform?there didn't .*eeni to be a single lock of her wavy iron-gray hair out of place. She was a Southerner, a lady. In deed, forced by circumstances to leave her home in the South and seek a living In the metropolis. She had a. large brown stone house in a very desirable location. There were ten .sleeping rooms, delight fully furnished, and she served fifty people at dinner each evening. The ten sleeping-rooms accommo dated sixteen. These she had for breakfast as well as dinner. The number who took luncheon at her place each day avetsged about fifty. The boarding house was not one of the cheap ones of fiction, t but a particularly attractive one that charged a fair price and ca tered to folks who appreciated "perfect"?yes, I mean "perfcct" ? ?ooking'ln as much as any human performance may be perfect. After dinner 1 asked her to tell me some of her secrets of success. You may like to know them. "Long ago," she begat). "I real ised that the most sought for tables In a restaurant are the small ones, where folks may chat with some de gree of privacy. I capitalised this from the beginning, and I have no long tables In my establishment. I realise that by dong away with (hese small tables I could squeeze In a few more diners, but I prefer to give folks what they wish In Lbls respect." The table cloths were snowy white and there was a beautiful shaded lamp on most every tnble. Bach table had a pretty fern dish, with a good. live fern collcction in it. The woodwork of the room waa done In white enameL The walls were painted creamy yellow. There were a f?w well chosen pictures on the wall. And the creamy-yellow ore'onne with a wilderness of large red and pink coses and cool rreen foliage printed upon It hupg at the windows and gave cheer even on the dullest dsys. The chairs were mahogany-finished Mrch H'lth cane bottoms. But the tables of various woods, I was told, were done over to look like ma hogany, but were Always covered by fable e'othit / "The first two rears/ I ran this boarding house," Mrs. Benson" con tinued. "1 used to give my guests a '?ard after Sunday dinner with the -cquest that they name some dishes 'hey'd particularly like to have me "\>ok at some future time. Murh isked-for dishes I carefully noted ??nd In planning futttre moats I worked them In. "Another thing I particularly noted was the foods that were re turned T noted also how much was returned of portions served. So that now 1 am able to gauge ex actly how much to serve." The boarding mistress pointed nut a very prosperous-looking gen tleman who apparently was able to afford more than the $2.1 a week he paid for his room and board. "That gentleman leaving the room Is with me over Ave years. He is a business Min, ard used to hsve a room at the Hotel M?? and eat a la carte. But he tells me that he psrtleulsrly likes the 'balance1 of my meals and the element of sur prise they usually possess He found It untisuslly annoying to his busy mind to have to think lust what vegetables to order with a ?ertaln meat. Out an appropriate ?onp and dessert. His dim.or is ?weed to Mm without worry or fmitfi m bis port." ,$1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED How I Saved a Dollar. Here I* * chance for every one I to urn a d/Utr by telling how ?he ha* saved a dollar. It may be a dollar or more. It inay have been aaved In a day or a week. However, all that matttii la HOW It waa saved. 91 saved and |1 earned by the lolling of the savin* mahft CI. How about It? He brief an# write only on one aide of paper^ 1 will award prize of fl each day for one of the *ufKeytfona which 1 print. ELIZABETH I.ATTIMEB. P. 8.?If you want a prize, you muat be willing to have your name and address uaed. becauae that la only fair to other contestants, who have a right to know that each day'a prize winner la an actual per son. However, I am dalighted to have all aorts of Ideas aent In. which. If not given a prlae. will be printed with Inltlala .only and j help the other readers. If your first lettor doesn't got a price, try again. Even" If it dooa. that la no bar to your getting an other If your Idea la worth It. E. U J cakes and cookies that contain little fat; rone sugar, plain candles, ma ple sugar, sweet chocolate. Jellies, ( preserved fruit. Jams, marmulni,e*. honey, molasses, syrups and dried tigs, dat<*s anil other dried fruits. Some Suggested Basket Lunches. Here arc bome recommended coin- "j binatlons: Sandwiches with sliced, tender ! moat for filling: baked apple, cook- | it's, or a few lumps of sugar. Slices of moat loaf or bean loaf; bread and butter sandwiches; stew ed fruit; small frosted cake. Crisp rolls, hqllowcd out and fill ed with chopped'meat or fish, mois tened and seasoned, or mixed with salad dressing: orange, apple, a mix ture of sliced fruits or berries; cake. | Lettuce or celery sandwiches; cup custard; jelly sandwiches. Cottage cheese and chopped green pepper sandwiches, or a pot of cream cheese with bread and butter sand- 1 wiehes; peanut sandwlchos* fruit; cake. Hard-boiled eggs; crisp baking powder biscuits; celery or radishes; brown sugar or maple sugar sand wiches. Bottle of milk; thin cornbread and butter; dates; apple. Haisin or nut brcau with butter; cheese; orange; maple sKigar. Baked bean and lettuec sand wiches; apple sauce; sweet choco late. Nearly everyone knows the neces sity of dsinty wrapping anil packing if an appetizing lunch Is to be the result. A container that can be sealed, plenty of paraffin paper, a Jelly cup with a cover, und bottles with screw tops all assist in the making of a dainty lunch. House Slippers That Cost Nothing. Today's Economy Prize goes to the following letter: DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMBR: I,ast spring when leathering up thtnas for the rubbish inan. I threw In a pair of red felt bedroom slippers and an* other of high-top leather ahoce, but late* took them out. The outer soles of the ?Hpp?rs were completely gone; there was even a hole through the in ner soles. With a pair of strong seiz ors i removed the ragged outer soles and-the padding Then I put a strong piece of cloth over the holes in the in ner soles, basting it flrmly in place and made paddings from cotton bat ting Then from the upper* of the old leather shoes I cut outer soles and sewed them to the slippers with linen thread, using the overcast stitch. The finished slippers looked well and were \^ry comfortable. I am wearing them yet us house shoes. MRS. MINN1K LINDBERO, ? 29 M street northwest. The Police 01 the Body By Brice Belden, M. D. MUCH of our understanding of the processes of disease is based upon the cellular theory "of Virehow He conceived of the body as a cell-state or cell republic, a government "of the cells, by the cells, for the cells." These cells give good citizenship service In return for rations and | fuel. It Is true that they occa-\ i slonally rebel and produce a cancer, j but In the main their service Is be yond praise. Now disease ran always be traced i to some disturbance of Jhe citizen I cells. Such a disturbance Is usually | Initiated by some Bolshevist In the form of an Invading germ. I In a general way we may con j reive of the cells as fixed and mobile. : The fixed cells are a kind of infan i try, making an effective stand i against enemy germs which happen i to get by the white cells, or cavalry. I The red ,cell* of the blood manage the oxygen-transportation system, carrying this precious Hcmp-nt from the lungs to the tissues, and hence belong In the mobile class. The moment the while cells, or I sanitary police of the bl^od, receive j an alarm from certain messenger I substances thrown Into* the bl .od , | (harmones) they gal'op to the In- | vadrd area prepared to destroy the i enemy or perish in the attempt. These policemen of the blood love to fight, it Is their business to look for trouble and to go over the 1 top with gusto when tr. ublo com -i The sanitary po'.lce of the blood | also patrol the alimentary ranal, preventing polsonlnj? by the >d ucts of our ow n >li ?? tlve p o es?r?. There Is nothlnn lore wonderful than the heroic loyal team work of I cltlnen cells In th? n'erest of the body as a whole. It I- hlolngy th.'t furnishes this example of an effl- 1 rlent democracy ? * ork. and ?? 1 could well afford !? ak?- a lesn>n. ; The humblest cell Iti the body hao J a distinct Individuality and im portant functions Only by Ita ?nf feranc# do the higher center* r?>!e It la not a m?r* altva Treasures of Old Romance - - - - DRAWN By C. D. BATCHELOR The Care of Food By Loretto C. Lynch. An Authority on All Matters Per talnlag ?? tbr llousr. TIERE loem* to be llitle indeed that the housewife can do to reduce the hi?h cost of foods. But whether we will or no. we must admit If only to ourselves, that oftentimes food Is spoiled after it comes into the home. In other words. It Is Improperly cared for and this causes spoiling. Yet today, of all times, every woman should make proper effort to care for the food that comes to . the home. Some one lias worked hard to earn that food and a high price has been paid to obtain it. Just how should It be cared for No food should be kept in paper packages, paper boxes or sacks. Tightly closed glass Jars make ex cellent containers. These are In sect and moisture proof. Label each distinctly. Dried fruits should be scalded when they come into the home, scrubbed thoroughly, dried and put away clean Eggs are often purchased at a ?rry high price because of their freshness only to come to the table anything but fresh. The shell of an egg Is porous and If the egg Is allowed to remain In a warm room It loses some of the shell content by evaporation. When eggs come to the homo the shells should be wiped with a damp cloth and the eggs placed In the refrigerator. If no Ice Is on hand let the eggs stand in a bowl of cold water. Butter should be placed In a ?tone crock and covered This, to gether with the milk, should be placed In the bottom shelf of the refrigerator that any odors that might arise from other foods will be less likely to permente them if loose milk Is purchased it should be stored in wMl-scalded, cooled covered glass jars or cans. If it Is purchased In bottles, the mouth and top of the bottle should be thoroughly wa?hed before being placed In the refrigerator. Never wrap hread in cloths. Keep it in t'n boxes or stone jars, which should be scrubbed out. sea'ded and aired at least oncc a week. Cakes, cookies, doughnuts, etc.. should be stored In tin boxes or itdtt(v crocks . ? Nuls. If purchnsed shelled, should be scalded. dried thoroughly, wrapped In wax paper and stored tn glass Jars. T'otstoes nnd other tubers should bo stored in a dark plftC6. - Oreen vegetable sWould be put Into cold wster or wsshed and laid between folds of cloth or paper and put into the refrigerator or -In a cool place. Meat should he removed from the paper as soon as It comes from th shop. Paper absorbs the nutriment from meat snd thcr?hv cause? waste. Before uslnT It ? ho\ i be wiped with a damp meat seems In dnnrer t.i?t sear It In a lltfte h< ? ' In >? frying pan. This will h# Meat rooked or partln' , keens loncer tban raw - t >ir 1 similar circumstances. go much for raw fr. V- Man' blta of usable food. hrw?T.? ?r wa?tad In too many Vo ? r- M ,nnr milk, for Instance. ?ho I eve flnd Its way down the si cupful of smur milk Is e> i ?nine of the choicest r?e?f ginger h'ead. molaa?es , ^ rnttage ma* Ha > thick eour milk "ear ir k la grt?4l? (UN, waff!-* a 1 TVc Toonerville Trolley That Meets AH the Treins. By FONTAINE FOX. Whenever the 5kippek sees HiS OLD friend jed MASON standing ON that PAKTiCUJ,art * RocK he KNOWS that JED WANTS THE CAR stopped A minute TO LET HIM GET HIS hands' WARM. _ ? (Copyright,JJ19. by th? Whwlw Syndicate. Inc.) 7 r?; ?? f - For Fastidious Women By Rita Stuyvesant. '.UMBER robe* light and ?lum ber robe* dull I* fashion'* pro ^ gram for tho preeent *ea*on. Very different. Indeed, from the old-time nlphtgown are the new robea for alecplng houra. From blaek to white, with all the colors Between, la the wide variety of color* on* ha* to aelect from. Fine lingerie, batlate, French voile, crepe de chine, waahabla ea'in. georgette, chiffon, and crepe de meteor are among the material* one And* for bedtime w??r A dainty nightie that la ?lmple. yet effective, come* In white Frenrh voile, double crn??ed with ro*e It I* a aleaveleaa model ?haj?e>l to a point on either ?hoi*.'der and edged with fine filet edging. The bottom ?? ?!?? ahgped and t? ml up ?light ly At the iMm. It lg flnlihtd m lib the fllct, and shows bits of old blue ribbon both on tho shoulders and bottom. To define an Empire waist line thcro Is a row of beading with old blue ribbon drawn through. This delightful model also comes* In white voile, with squares marked In lettuce green and trimmed with pale lavender ribbons, or you may choose squares of orchid on a white background with light green ribbons. Illiarre slumber robes select black georgette crepe for their material and fine chnntllly or Venetian lace for their decoration One Interest ing "nightie" favors a deep yoke of the lace, and accordion pleats the lower BeCllOI* A Wt Of fhlSfM yelow cord lend* an attractive color note that gives tone to the eomber black K?r the win^r bride there was reo? n" r (1r- ii nlfflil drcaa of pen<flt c ?r'U chiffon. fine luce, mid iv. ril Won* that wa* exquis itely .Straight and (rraee- I ful ; from lace ahou'der Btraj a fl Ion wa? turned Into tiny t-t' r iiotv and Irfld arrow* the I ?et. Inited of the u*ual heip a 'ti* r,? ttom. three row* of lace r Plad it* \lt In true petticoat *tyle. Mar v?om< i prefer the tailored type cf a-lfli I-* *nd for those there ar? luiar rok. ? In white or fle*h crepe <? li ti' t>em?tltched attract tlvely. ?lb(*?in or lace la uaad In the t il "r I ? i*n, for one rrll** aotely i i IW unallty. color, and clever III * ft t 114 aelectlon tfhort a'eevea m n "?>? with the body are i popular. < H rHort necVa. and ' ?nmelln - I'xtrl ?il ??. Wuhlkli i *a?ln ? ?" ?' ? ewer* ta Hnr.nt | When a Girl Marries Bv ANN LISLE. (Copyright. Ui-O, King l"eature? Syn dicate, Inc.) CHAPTER OCX*. driving. "When I asked her to stay .o dinner, she had more than half ^ mind to stick. and then you froze her out." "I know I did,' I replied serene ly. floating the cream (ri his pet fashion on top of Jim's after-dinner coffee. Jim looked up in astonishment "Well: you're a cool hand, Anne, confessing that you snubbed one of my oldest friends In your own home. And right after she invited us t? "le country for a week-end," "Tli. was one of the reason*," 1 answ. d, smiling with the firm determination that nothing should make me' lose my good tempered ' quilibrium. I counted on Jim's ense of hu mor to conquer 1 - tque, and sure cnouglrit did. "Ho when people iii\ .c you out you snub them in re.urn?to make ft harder, I suppose. Think the law* of supply and demand works sucially, eh what Anne"? The more difficult ypu are to. capture, the more you'll be valued or some thing like that " "When a woman forces an Invi tation on me after I ve declined it, I show her I'm at least clever "nounh not to offer her an Invita tion 1 know too well she won't de cline,' I answered enigmatically. KnowNig ver> well Jim tvuuld give me my chance by asking what 1 meant. He did. So I told him how Bivvy had invited me down for the week end and how, after I'<J said we were booked, she'd hung around Juf-t long enough to seem to forgot and to repeat the Invitation to him In u way he wasn't likely to refuse "Clever kid, Ewy!" was Jim's amused comment. "But It's pretty decent of> her Just the same, and Crosby will he- no end tickled to have Val meet the pt#plt whose homes are near Mason Towers. Our old place is less than half a mile away. I'll show It to you, Anne Now that I'm getting more ^olid with Colby every we?k, we'll hup it hack some day. And Kvvy didn't put one over on your stupil hus band, as you appear to think. She merely played Into my hand b\ get ting lip this party." "I sec," 1 replied, glimpsing At Jim, whose quiet determination to go where he had started was. new to me, "So you may see whj your turn ing Kvvy out so coolly tonight would hav'made me pretty mad if it hid spilled the beans utid had caused Kvvy to call olT the party.'' I stared understanding!} at Jim's herd, set Jaw and smiled back my reply: "8h?> won't, though. Not Kvvy. She has a iiame of her own to piny, Jitn, and I've an Idea that the Crosbys are counteis. Hut there's another reason why T let her go tonight. I had to be nlonu with ynu Jim. To talk to you- seri ously." "It's not?for me. Jim. It's Phoebe. She's In great trouble." "Oh, think up a better one. Anne. I know you're trying to puf some thing over. Hut If Phoebe's In tQpuble, since when does she fly to you?" laughed Jim, eyeing me las tly. "Say. glrllo. you look good to me tonight. Mow'd you dike to go to a show ? and some wlyere to dance'' I'll give you all the money yoti need If you're hroke.but don't hand me out any yarns tonight." "But It la Phoebe"' I cried, "gha's still in love with Netl and Ptek West IS tryiag to make k?r marry Mn - "Of ail tko romaatl* fcs.??r4aafc ~ U might have been de cently cordial to Evvy," ?Tim snapped as we were A Clever Kid laughed Jim. "Are yon going t? buy West off so Phoebe can marry your kid brother?" "Jim. liaten," I begged "Plea?* take this seriously. It'? life and death to Phoebe. She's been play ing the market?and losing. Dick West puts up her margins for her and btae w^s to pay him back out of her winnings. Only she didn't win. And now he's persecuting her" "Hot!" Interrrupted Jim vlgoroua ly, "This is the second time you've come to me with a wild tale about West. You never liked him. Anne But It's you who are doing the per secuting. And I won't have It. Do you get me?" "Yes?but you don't get me I" 7 paid speaking rapidly for fear Jln> would interrupt me again. "Phoebe thought she?liked Mr. West. Then he tried to make love to her ant! she knew she couldn't marry him. You don't know what a nice girl's sensibilities are-?you can't know, being a man. And she told him she couldn't care. Then he began threatening her nnd suggesting the thing* people would say whec they found out she's been letting ,him? tort of give her money. Don't you see?can't you understand?'* see yoti aren't sane vtieh it comes to West, Anne. And X sup pose you managed to turn Phoebe against him. Dollars to doughnuts you've got the whole thing wrong I'll bet W">t never invested a cent for Phoebe. _ "But she told me." I liega-i in nmazerficnt, and then wenf on w ild ly trying to find some phrase lii?t v o'old Imprcs.- .liin v. Itli Hie reality of what I, was sajinji. "She's half mad with fright. t hreatene?: her. She owe., liini a tli -utimd doi Isrs or more. Jim. 1 gn\*e lier my : check for five hundred today. Don't [ j ou sec? Won't you eee?" "I sec that > ou aren't going to r;ive me any puace tonight.'' re ' plied Jhn almost sullenly, g-i i i ?)g i to his feet ?nd shaking down i- ? trousers in a llmp'tig step or t*v "Now, look here. Anne. I'm goin; . to get at the hottom of this. First \ <ju insist West is double oroRs'nf" Terry. Now it's my I'ttie lister. I I'm goinjr down anil look over the books And if vou i: fn'l afruld th'.f story will sho'\ you up as x 'eRulav sob-sister, e mie alone lo th? office with me," "Tonight?" I saep"d?"night n&w.'' . eVlleii .Tim ' curtly. ' a (To He l nntlnuntkA. Household Suggestions EUNKOIDKP.Y t'f vr:y kn. I thai ham !>ern < urh"?l ? r I elentied Willi p?tro| rhouhl he Irorcd on the wrong aid lo thr"v the embrcltlory into relief. I tider? * - n'?th there snould b< y sufui'ad of I several thicknesses of fluVHiel. >??'* that the enbroldery can sinl iiilf* | It without being flattened. I# ? ? Japanned wure should not I * | washed with very hot water, an It will cause the varniah lo crack. ? ? ? When making a cream sauce Wit the milk on to heat and rub the ' butter and flour together until i smooth; atlr this Into (he lelli:* I milk gradually and th?- **?>??? ?rM be amooth ? ? ? 1 Instead of always f?l4ln| tab e i cloth* length* iee. It i? an <*eellev ? plan some 11 me* to fo|.| tl?*tfl !?? ! other way. ?? ?' '? ? '?'? 'J | to wear out If ?ivulll cfca>ig??J ?