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••**•**** ****** ********* ****************************——**••••••——•••••>•••»»•»>■«■ — MM..!........................,.., • OPENING DANSANT AT THE NEWSPAPER CLUB Parties for the College Set—Picnic Dances—Morning Informal ities—Summer Plans of Interesting People By MYRTLE MILES The members of the Newspaper club and Their women guests placed the stamp of their approval upon the series of dansants introduced lust night with a club hospi tality in a manner leaving no doubt of the timeliness of this clever arrangement. In spite of the extreme heat which had left almost every one tired, the guests numbered several hundred, and the fact that all of the club's quarters were thrown hospitably open to the ladies gave to the feminine element additional elemont, for not one among them fails to appreciate the beauty of the libraries and reading rooms from which they have been shut off the greater portion of the time since the club has occupied Its handsome quar ters. The dansant and reception was arranged In order to acquaint the club members with the fact that every Thursday evening a dinner-dansant will be given at the Newspnper club. The hours, beginning next Thursday evening, are to be from 7 to 10 o'clock, and tables may be re served on the promenade or in the end of the roof garden cafe in which the dances are to be held. Last night the hours were 9 to 12, and tlie dinner service during those hours was dispensed with. Many spent a part of the evening dancing, and almost everyone sought the breezy spaces of the prom ' made, some to linger there throughout the evening in the comfortable chairs pro vided for their use; still others were en sconced in the comfortable club rooms on the main floor, and all who attended the dansant thoroughly enjoyed its in formal spirit lb-ays of Ices were passed among the guests in all of the apartments and a punch howl in the private dining room was kept replenished througiiout the evening. -s Several parties went down for dinner be fore the dansant, and among those noted In the cafe were Judge and Mrs. Oscar Hundley, Aliss Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Cul pepper Exum, Air. and Mrs. John AI. Cald well, Mrs. Robert Cathcart of Charleston, Air. S. Henning Smith and a party of friends, Mr. Henry Key Alllner, who had as his guests at dinner Aliss Helen Alv eary, Miss Rebecca Stout of Montgomery, Aliss Baker of North Carolina, Aliss Webb of Alobile, Air. Jesse Adkins, Air. Julian Dow, Air. John Denson, und also several others who were at the various small tables. A receiving party chosen for the first dansant included: Airs. Edward Ware Bar rett, Mrs. William Jordan, Mrs. T. G. Shook. Airs. Alarlt Lewldk Mrs. J. Fred J,evert, Mrs. Joseph Walker, Mrs. John W. Sibley, AlrB. Robert Jemison, Jr., Airs. Eugene L. Brown, Airs. Richard Johnston, Airs. Victor Hanson, Mrs. J. Campbell Ala hen, Jr.. Airs. William H. Kettig, Airs. T.eo 1<. Steiner, Airs. Otto Alarx, Mrs. Frank Nelson. Jr., Airs. Frank Croekard. Airs. Alexander Garber. Noted among tile guests were many of the prominent members of the club and their wives. MISS HELEN WATKINS HOSTESS AT HlER CLUR The. The today Afternoon Social club held a pleasant meeting yesterday'artel noon with Alias Helen Watkins. An hour spent In sewing and in tne chat that comes as a pleasing accompaniment a salad and ice were served. The club membership includes: Aliss Gertrude Rosenstihl, Aliss Louise Archi bald, Aliss Mary Chollet Bernoy, Mrs. John Anthony, AJiss Alary Brockman, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. Walter Hooper, Miss Haywood Alolton, Aliss Sarah Dryer, Aliss Mae Riser, Aliss Alarie Tanner, AlisH Bes sie Bethea, Aliss Alattle Lee Hughes. GOODMAN-SIEGEL WEDDING PLANNED The marriage of Aliss Fannie Siegel and Air. I^ouis Goodman will take place Sunday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Airs. H. Goodman, the groom’s parents, at G21 North Sixteenth street, at 8 o’clock. Shortly afterward the young couple will leave for Savannah and other points of interest for a brief stay. MISS THORNBURY WEDS MR. CLARENCE GOING The marriage of Aliss Louise Thornbury and Air. Clarence Going was one of the most interesting events In the social •world yesterday, the wedding neing beau lully solemnized at 7 o’clock last evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Air. and Airs. J. A. Thornbury, In Ensley. The . officiant was the Rev. John S. Foster, pastor of the First Presbyterian enuren. Quantities of large and handsome ferns and palms were combined with bright colored rhododendrons and an altar of smilax and tlie chosen flowers was built In the living room, where the ceremony was performed. The day chosen being the •ilver anniversary of the bride’s parents. Miss Rachel Thornbury was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore white pussy wil low taffeta with chiffon draperies and curried white roses. Miss Ethel Norton in white lace and carrying pink roses was bridesmaid. The ribbon bearers were Aliss Alargaret Cameron, Aliss Louise Going, Air. Joseph Thornbury and Air. Taoli Smith. Little Virginia Miller bore the ring in the heart of a lily. Air. Going was attended by Mr. James Montgomery as best man. Aliss Thorn bury entered with iter father. Her cos tume was of white crepe meteor with A Good Meal in Comfort The large dining rooms, the shady exposure, the decorations, the appointments, the cooling breezes, all make the Ridgely Tea Room a delightful place to breakfast, lunch or dine. When you want to thoroughly enjoy cooking, come to the Ridgely. When you have friends to entertain, the Ridgely will give them most pleasure. Priv ate dining rooms reserved on short notice. JEMISON ( Real Estate and Ins. Co. Ground Floor First Nat. Bank Building Members Birmingham Real Es tate Exchange Phone Main 5280 Chantilly lace bodice and draperies. The soft, veil was caught with lilies of the valley, the same flowers being employed rendered preceding the taking of the in the bride’s bouquet. Miss Evelyn Going sang "At Dawning,” and other pretty musical selections were rendered preceding the taking of the vows. An informal reception followed after which Mr. and Mrs. Going left for a wedding trip to the Great Lakes and Canada. MR. AND MRS: FINCK # DINNER HOSTS Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Finck were hosts at dinner last evening at 6 o’clock in Inglenook, complimenting Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Finck. Hoses centered the dainty table, about which were seated the guests, including: Mr. and Mrs. Grady Purlee, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Finck, Miss Mary Morgan, Miss Mary White. Mr. John Carlisle, Mr. Cyrel Purlee and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Finck. MISS FORD S DANCE IN INGLENOOK Miss Winnie Ford entertained a num ber of young folks last evening, giving an informal dance at her home in Ingle nook. The house was prettily decorated for the occasion and dancing was enjoyed un til a late hour. Punch and Ices were served to about 15 couples. DORCAS SOCIETY MEETS WITH JOINT HOSTESSES Mrs. J. P. Lewy and Mrs. E. S. Alnel were Joint hostesses yesterday afternoon at the home of the former in East Lake, the guests including the 15 members of the Dorcas society. After the business session a social hour was enjoyed. Miss Irene Ryan presided at the punch table and musical selections were given by Miss Kathleen Cutler, La ter an Ice course was served. MISS HOYT TO COMPLIMENT VISITORS Miss Edna Hoyt will be hostess at an afternoon tea July 3 in honor of sev eral visiting girls, including Miss Loralne Hyronemus, the guest of Miss Frances Bailey, and Miss Martha Porter. Miss Mary Parker and Miss Adele Weisman, guests of Miss Lucile Swift. BOX PARTY GIVEN FOR VISITING GIRLS Another of the many informal affairs given in honor of the popular visitors, Miss Loralne Hyronemus, Miss Martha Porter, Miss Mary Parker and Miss Adele Weisman. was a box party last evening at the Lyric with Mr. Gary Wil liams and Mr. Chester Cassidy as Joint hosts. NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCLE MEETS WITH MRS. LEE Mrs. Harry Lee was hostess to the memhers of the Neighborhood Circle yes terday afternoon at tier home in Wood lawn and a happy time was spent with fancy work, after which light refresh ments were served to the guests. MRS. MEADOW ENTERTAINS PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION The East Like Playgrounds association held a social meeting yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. D. G. Meadow The early part of the meeting was devoted to the completion of the plans for Improving the park and later an ice course was enjoyed. GODFREY-KENNEY WEDDING ANNOUNCED The marriage of Miss Florence Ken ney and Mr. Ben P. Godfrey was quiet ly solemnized Saturday evening June 20, at the First Methodist parsonage with the Rev. J. W. Johnson, pastor of the church, as the officiant, LYRIC SCHOOL OF MUSIC GIVES RECITAL This evening at the Lyric School of Music, on the sixth floor of the Lyric building, the following interesting programme will be presented, begin ning at 8:30 o'clock: (a) “Were My Song With Wings Provided,' (Hahn); (b) "The Captive rf.rk' (0> "My Flower," (Ronald); (d) 'Love Hath Wings," (Rogers). Miss Velma Walker. "Happy Days," (Streletskl), Mr. William J. Thornton. (Violin obligato, Mr. Chalifoux.) (a) "Vissl D’Art, Vissl D'Amore Tosca," (Puccini); (b) "A Painted But terfly," (Noel), Miss Jessamine Booth, Piano, "Papillon," (Greig), Olivia Otey Allen. (a) “Ah, Moon of My Delight” (Lehman); (b) "The Reason," (Del Regio), Mr. J. R. Rice. (a) "Gaily Chant the Summer Birds," (Dc Pinna); (b) “My Lady," (Thayer), Miss Selina Robinson.' Accompanists, Misses Dreyer and Booth. The public is cordially Invited to be present. MRS. POPE SEALS GIVES AN INFORMAL PARTY Mrs. Pope Seals, who is entertaining Miss Louise Tillman of Nashville, one of the Ward-Belmont graduates of the season, was hostess yesterday morn ing to a congenial group of the young er girls to introduce Miss Tillman. A sewing contest proved a pleasant di version for the hours before luncheon, and a dainty boudoir cap was awarded by the hostess to Miss Elizabeth Wy man for the most skillfully embroid ered handkerchief In the number sub mitted by the guest group. The broad veranda of Mrs." Seals' apartment was used for the entertain ment. a tempting luncheon served to the girls there following acceptably upon tile gayeties of the morning. Those whom Mrs. Seals asked to meet her house guest were Miss Leo nora Hassenger, Miss Virginia Has senger, Miss Julia Shackelford, Mis3 Jimmie Terrel! and her guest. Miss Houston of Selma, Miss Lela Dowe of Montgomery, Miss Louise Blake, Miss Marguerite King, Miss Leila Robinson, Miss Elizabeth Wyman and Miss Susie Green. THARIN-CAI.FEE WEDDING AT HOME Pink and sweet peas composed the de corative motive for the wedding of Miss Edna Tharin and Mr. D, F. Calfee. They were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. George N. Tharin, on Humboldt avenue, last night at 8 o'clock. The three lower rooms of the residence were thrown together for the ceremony, which was pronounced In the center room. An taltar was made there of palms and ferns, above which was suspended a white bridal basket of sweet peas and ferns. Lighted candles were placed at either side. Suspended from the decor ated arch dividing living room and dining room was another basket of white blos soms tied witli white tulle draperies, and in tlie dining room from which Ices were served after the ceremony the table was ornamented with a pyramid of pink and white sweet peas. Punch was served It) the reception hall by Miss Ethel Judge. Mrs. Tharin was also assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Arthur Lincoln, Mr. Z. Nespor, Superintendent of Recreation, Gives Some “Pointers” About Playground Ethics - | ....... By DOLLT DAL'J I'NFLB Everybody In Birmingham la Interested in the Playground association and what It Is doing. It’s a big thing for Birmingham In more ways than one. In the Hist place, the future citizen ship of this great, big, growing city ol ours depends upon the proper provision for the youngsters of today, for recrsa tion as well as schooling. When playgrounds are not provided for children, the chief playground Is neces sarily the street, where the Influences are igainst, and not with, the forces which tre striving to make reliable and respon sible young men and women. Then, too— There Is the dangerous part of It to De considered. Every week there are innumerable cases if accidents recorded, often fatalities; ooya and girls being run over by street 'ars aff8 run down by automobiles; when lie innocent little tots are out in the street engaged In their simple, childish tames and amusements. There are thousands and thousands of children in Birmingham today who have 10 place to play except In the streets md for them the playgrounds afford in dent relief and much happiness, as well is tending to develop a "comradarle" that is beneficial in Its Influence and purport. Ill the selection of Mr. 7.. Nespor as superintendent of recreation for the city if Birmingham a/most admirable choice las been made. By education and experince Mr. Nespor s well qualified" to fill this important ifflce. He is affable and genial and thoroughly n sympathy with the work and above ill, most enthusiastic and optimistic as to the ultimate outcome of the play ground movement in Birmingham. An all round good athlete, besides, and well uji on recreation work, Mr. Nespor ihly fills the po/ltlon he has recently jeen chosen for, and his co-operation in ill private, as well as public civic af fairs, concerning any sort of recreation s assured. '‘I’ve been connected with physical and educational work of this character," said Mr. Nespor a few days ago as we chatted about the outlook lor the Playgrounds association, "since I was fi years'old. Al though I was horn in Wisconsin, I am at Bohemian parentage, and physical cul ture is required by Bohemians in school Vlre. B. p. McHenry, Mrs. E. M. Scott ind Mrs. Olie Judge. The vows were preceded by a musical programme. Miss Willie Jones singing two numbers and Miss Jennie Abbott presiding at the piano, playing her ac companiments and the wedding march. The aisle was made by two children. Leila May Lincoln and Edgar Scott, who carried white tulle streamers. They were followed by Mrs. ,1. F. McHenry, the bride’s sister and matron of honor, who wore white voile with a yellow satin Rash, and carried white sweet peas tied with yellow tulle. Miss Sadie Tharin, in embroidered rice cloth over pink me&saline and carrying a boquet of pink roses, was her sister's maid of honor. Walking in front of the bride, little Mabel McHenry carried a basket froir which she scatter ed sweet peas and also a lily in whose heart was buried a ring. Mrs. Tharin gave her daughter in marriage. The bride was attired in white silk embroid ered crepe and wore a. veil caught with sprays of lilies of the valley. These blossoms also composed the shower in her boquet of bride’s roses. Mrs. George Tharin walked beside her. gowned in black silk mull with touches of white, and the vows were pronounced by the Rev. Willoughby Clay brook, rector of St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands, as Mr. Cal fee. accompanied by Mr. Sam Fleming as best man. met his bride at the altar. Mr. and Mrs. Calfee left during the subsequent reception, and will be at home after July 4, at 2000 Avenue I, Ensley. The former is a well-known insurance man of that place. MISS JIMMIE TERRELL A PICNIC HOSTESS A party of young people in the col lege set will be guests of Miss Jimmie Terrell this evening at an informal al fresco party at her home. She is en tertaining for her house guest, Miss Houston. A LUNCHEON FOR A VISITING GIRL Miss Beverly Leake will entertain a few friends at luncheon at the Southern club in compliment to Miss Jimmie Ter rell’s guest, Miss Houston of Selma. * | MISS LOUISE TILLMAN HONOREE Ar A PICNIC A party of you.; Jipeople in the school set went out to East Lake last night un der the, chaperonage of Mr. and Mrs. Pope Seals and, after a picnic luncheon, enjoyed a dance. Miss Louise Tillman, Mrs. Seal’s house guest, was the inspira tion of the party which was altogether informal. PARTIES FOR MISS KITTY SIBLEY Miss Kitty Sibley, who Is visiting Miss Augusta Katzensteln In Gadsden, has been the inspiration of a number of love ly parties. An exchange yesterday noted: “The young society men are arranging for a dance on Tuesday evening in com pliment to Miss Sibley of Birmingham, who is one of the attractive visitors to the city. “The Katzensteln home In the Highlands was the scene of a pleasant gathering of maids and matrons on Saturday morning In response tp the Invitation of Miss Au gusta Katzensteln, In honor of her house guest, Miss Kittle Sibley of Birmingham. Auction bridge was the interesting amusement, and the game trophy, a pret ty box of stationery, was awarded Mrs. Merrill, who In turn presented It to the honor guest as a memento of the occa sion. “The social morning concluded with the serving of a salad and ice course. “Miss Margaret Minge assisted the host ess In entertaining. Those present were Miss Kitty Sibley of Birmingham: Miss Emily Gray of Mobile; Miss Rosa Reeves We Give the Service There isn’t anything the pub lic demands of a taxicab com pany that we can’t supply. Try us on the hardest sort of service and you’ll find us Just as good as on easy work. PHONE Day or Night Jenki Taxicab Co. of Gun tors vi lie, Miss Carolyn King of Atlanta. Miss Fuseli of Nashville, Miss Mary Oliver, Miss Gary Simms, Miss Frances Jemison, Miss Carrie Remsoii, Mith Ruth Chambers, Miss Annie Laurie Jump, Miss Vlrginne Rest, Miss Bertliak flicks, Mrs. W. G. Merrill, Mrs. F. Marke Me Alpine. Mrs. Tom R. Williams. Mrs. D. P. Dixon. Mrs. Will Burns and Mrs. DeWitt McCargo. SENIOR FORTY-TWO CLUB HAS MEETING A delightful meeting of the Senior For ty-two club was held yesterday afternoon with Mrs. M. II. McDowell as hostess on Ensley Highlands. Tables for the game were placed in the living room and as the guests and members entered a cooling punch was served in the reception hall by Mrs. Claude Rogers In her usual charming manner. Late in the afternoon a salad and Ice course was served. The guests and members were: Mrs. M. M. Hughes, Mrs. J. W. Morrow, Mrs. Claude Rogers, Mrs. W. H. Zibber, Mrs. A. G. Overton, Mrs. R. F. Hickman, Mrs. S. O. Cutler. Mrs. George Jenkins, Mrs. T. C. Mitchell. Mrs. Fred Malloch, Mrs. C. J. Owens, Mrs. W. G. Carr, Mrs. Ed ward Brown, Mrs. Hester Pratt, Miss Carolyn Betsey, Mrs. M. M. Hughes, Mrs. T. A. Burbridge, Mrs. H. M. Cowart, Mrs. N. G. Clarke, Mrs. Sam Wynne, Mrs. W. TT. Wynne, Mrs. J. F. Lee. Mrs. J. C. Bryant and Mrs. George Crosset. MRS. DONALDSON IS HOSTESS IN ENSLEY The regular weekly meeting of the Thursday Afternoon Forty-two club was held yesterday with Mrs. J. M. Donald son as hostess at her home In Ensley. Summer blossoms made the rooms at tractive for the players and at the con clusion of tlio game an ice course was served. Those present were Mrs. J. S. Hall, Mrs. J. M. Donaldson, Mrs. Alexander Hood, Mrs H. C. Russell, Mrs. J. J. Walker, Mrs. C. W. Sharpe and Mrs. F. O. Har ris. MRS. VANN COMPLIMENTS MISS CURTIS OF KENTUCKY Mias Lena Curtis of Carlisle. Ky., was the lovely inspiration of an enjoyable party last evening with Mrs. S. "E. Vann as hostess at her home in Woodlawn. Pink and white were used in decorat ing the rooms where tables were arranged for games and contests after which an ice and cake wore passed. Those asked to meet Miss Curtis were: Miss Margaret Alexander, Miss Mattie Borum, Miss Eleanor Walker, Miss Mae Anderson, Miss Irene Jones, Miss Jennie Darden. Miss Halite Fossett, Miss Emma J. Willoughby, Miss Lizzie Willoughby, Miss Nell Thornton, Miss Alleen Mine, Miss Gertrude Abel, Miss Ruth Gaines, Miss Mary Herndon, Miss Clint Sullivan, Mr. Claude Christian, Mr. Arthur Dar den, Mr. Fred Vann, Mr. Fred McGlathery, Mr. Claude Whorton, Mr. Claude Miles, Mr. Edgar Batson, Mr. Evans Vann, Mr. N. E. Grayson, Mr. W. J. Grayson, Mr. Harry Gilliam, Mr. Wbrth Hendon, Mr. Charles Galbraith, Dr. E. S. Haygood and others. MRS. HARVEY HOSTESS FOR MISS M'ALLISTER Complimenting her guest, Mjss Rachel McAllister of Chattanooga, Mrs. C. E. Harvey invited a number of friends to go to East Lake park last evening, where a picnic dinner was served to the follow ing guests: Miss Maybelle Downey, Miss | Nevina Downey. Miss Rebecca Bazemore, Miss Marion Ford, Miss Mildred Ford, Miss Ruth Jones, Mr. Alton Rockett, Mr. Robert Carter, Mr. Chantye, Mr. Clint. Keith, Mr. Jesse Wade, Mr. Har ris Wade, Mr. Jack Whisinger and Mrs. T. M. Downey, Mrs. B. B. Bazemore and Mrs. Ben Wade. MR. AND MRS. SIMS HONORED IN EAST BIRMINGHAM Complimenting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sims, who were married last week In Gadsden, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wright asked a few guests to enjoy a muslcale last evening at their home In East Birmingham. Roses and ferns made a lovely set ting for a pleasant evening and at a late hour Ices and cakes were served to the following guests: Mr. ajid Mrs. H. T. Smoot. Mr. and Mrs. W. Holley, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. Earle Klmbrall, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sims, Mrs. Frances Schneider, Mrs. J, W. B. Chambers, Mr. Elbert Cartledge and others. SUNDAY SCHOOL~GLASS GIVES LAWN PARTY The young men In the Sunday school class of Mr. Rayburn Ware entertained their friends at a lawn party last evening at the home of Mrs. W. M. Herrin In Woodlawn. The evening was delightfully passed with games and music and later an ^Co*turned Page Kiev**). MR. Z. NESPOR Superintendent of recreation for the city of Birmingham just as any acedemic branch is required to be studied. I studied at the Bohemian Sokol Gymnasium association in Wiscon sin, and coming from a large family— six boys and four girls—we had almost a playground association of our own. The Bohemians believe as a nation in taking care of the body, hence they make phy sical culture compulsory in their fami lies. V "At 19 T put in two years as physical director in Young Men’s Christian asso ciation work, after serving two and a half in tire University of Wisconsin as gymnasium instructor. The second year there J had charge of all compulsory work, and 1 had seven instructors under me. We created a number of new sports, ‘•••••••••••••••■•a••■••■•••••••••••••••••••••«•••••• boxing, swimming, fencing, basketball and regular gymnastics. "And that was such a fine country for ice sports and things of that sort, too," I suggested. "Yes; we introduced many novelties in that line," said Mr. Nespor. "Hockey was added to the list and fancy skating and the largest toboggan slides ever seen ir the west were directly the result of our work." "Three yegrs ago T left the west," said Mr. Nespor, "and have been connected with the Birmingham Athletic club until accepting the position of superintendent of recreation for the city of Biimingham last April." "What is the status of playground work here now?" I asked. "It is practically In its infancy as yet," said Mr. Nespor, "but I can say with im punity that in my judgment it is going to be the biggest tiling that Birmingham has ever seen. You see last year was really the initial season of playground work. Behrens park, East park and Avon dale being among the largest playgrounds opened. A $60Q0 budget by the city of Birmingham was the first financial step provided for playground supervision. As soon as a playground raised $100 for equip ment a supervisor was furnished." "What particularly must be the qualifi cations of a supervisor for playgrounds?" I asked. "They are supposed to be organizers," said Mr. Nespor, "primarily, and to under stand human nature, especially child na ture, and they must have a thorough knowledge of all games for children. The lady supervisors take charge of the young children. Arranging the sand boxes and the different ring games, teaching folk dancing and developing leaders is the spirit of the work, and it takes a level head and sound judgment to back it up if it is successful." "At the present time," Mr. Nespor con tinued. "Miss Virginia Henry is the in structor in folk dancing, and we have a Victor machine which we use in the dif ferent playgrounds to furnish the music. Later we hope to provide each playground with a machine of its own. We want to make social dancing a great feature in our work. Dancing in the parks instead of indoors will be featured, and the pa rents. as well as the children, we want to enjoy it. Of course for this we need pa vilions. These, in fact, are necessities to further our alms in this direction.” "What else is neded especially?" I asked. "Wading and swimming pools,” said Mr. Nespor, "giant strides. Bee-saws ami swings. These, we are working' to install now. "The playground movement is very strong all over the country at present," T suggested, "and I’m glad to see Bir mingham quite abreast with the times." "Just to show you how fully abrest with the times Birmingham really is," Mr. Nespor said. "I can cl?e you to the case of t lie Lake view playgrounds. Wo started out to raise $100 there. At the first meeting there was so much enthusiasm that somebody suggested we make it $1000. Pretty soon somebody else suggested $2000, and so the plnyground wras launched under those flattering cir cumstances. East Lake started with a ‘tag day.’ They decided on a very unique scheme. They have started out to raise a mile of nickels to go around the playground. Each youngster is supposed to raise a foot of nicklps, for his space in the playground. When this Is done there will be about $2600 in the treasury for the East Lake playground. West Park has $100 to its credit now— but by fall will have fully $1000. East park, which is the happy hunting grounds of what is known as ‘the Ter minal Gang,’ is making a splendid showing. Some of the finest citizens that Birmingham has ever had will come right out of this crowd of boys. They have 24 people on the board of governors for this playground; six business men, six ladies, six boys (ring leaders), six girls. When I went about organization at East park I was told that I'd never be able to accomplish it, hut I’m proud to say it is one of the finest in the entire city. I could cite you 17 different cases just like this, which would include all our play grounds so far, but it would take too much time, however. I must tell you of how Behrens park started off last year. There was a big flourish, but very little accomplished, all because of the fact that there were no ladies on the board. That is one point I want especially to make—that the ladies of Birmingham can help us more than they realize if the will only lend their influence and co-operation to this work. We’ve reorganized the Behrens park playgrounds with 26 chairmen in alphabetical line, eagh taking those in their neighborhoods whose name comes under their letter, thus enlisting the attention and interest of every lady." "Birmingham has become quite well known through its playground work in the past year I’m told," I observed. "With Birmingham as an example, 26 other southern cities have come into line," said Mr. Nespor, ‘and we fre quently get letters from these different places asking for our plans and our manner of conducting our playground work." "In five years," said Mr. Nespor in conclusion, *‘if the good citizens of Bir mingham will lend their help, we will have a second Chicago in playground work, and that is the highest compli ment that could be paid to any city, for Chicago has the most perfectly appointed and the most effectively or ganized playground system in thli country." Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTORIA . I SOME HELPING HAND HINTS FOR THE HOME By MARION HARLAND Blague of Flies "For the last year I liave been trying to rid my pantry of small flies. They collect about ripe fruit. They hover in numbers around the kitchen sink and make their way to other rooms. Please ad vise me how to get rid ofc'them. "MRS. M*." Screen your windows and doors, and have springs upon the latter. Jhen wage war upon the wretches that are left. Lay sticky flypaper upon shelves and tack it to the wal labove the sink. When the papers are full burn them at once. At night brush doton the flies that have col lected upon the walls and kill them. Then stand in the middle of the room, and with a bellows that comes for the purpose spray insect powder into the air and Into the corners. Of course, the kitchen must be cleared of all eatables, and the shelves covered carefully that the powder may not fall upon dishes or cooking utensils. Then shut the room up tightly and do not en ter it until early next morning. You will find hosts of dead flies everywhere, or flies that seem to be dead. Do not trust them for an instant. Sweep and brush them into a dust pan and burn them with out delay. Do this before you open the window’s. The cremation accomplished, air the 100m. One of my cooks to whom I recommended this plan one summer when we had a raid of flies, declares that she swept a quart of the ‘beastesses” into the pan the first day she tried It. Not one remained to buzz of the overthrow by the end of the week. The process may appear tedious. It is a bagatelle by comparison with the peril to comfort and health in volved in the "plague of flies." Not in Her Cook Book "I come with the wish for the follow ing recipes, for which I should like com plete directions: Potato salad, horserad ish sauce for meats and deviled eggs. These recipes I cannot find in cook books, and have mixed the ingredients by guess work, but they do not suit our taste. MRS. F. E. A." Potato Salad-Cut cold boiled potatoes into cubes and mix with them a tablespoon of onion juice or a boiled onion chopped flue. Add a teaspoon of minced parsley and season with paprika and celery salt. Moisten with a tablespoon of salad oil and half as much vinegar. Turn into a salad bowl and set in the ice for two hours or more. Just before serving pour over it half a cup of good mayonnaise, lifting the salad with a silver fork to let the dress ing sink into the mass. Send the rest of the dressing to the table in a boat and let eaters help themselves. Horseradish Sauce—Into a cup of rich drawn butter beat a great spoon of fine ly grated horseradish and whip to a white cream. Deviled Eggs—Take the shells from half a dozen hard-boiled eggs which have been cooled thoroughly. Cut in halves, and rub the yolkes to a paste w'ith a teaspoon of salad oil, one of vinegar, a dash of French mustard, three drops of tabasco sauce, and a little paprika, with celery salt to taste. Make the paste into bulls and pack it into the ludved whites of the eggs. Fit there into the shape of an egg, and fasten together with clean straws or j new wooden toothpicks. If you are not going to serve them at once, wrap each in wuxed or tissue paper, to keep it firm, and set In the ice. Herve with mayon naise or French dressing. Referring to your complaint that you find none of these recipes in cook books, 1 confess to a lively curiosity as to the especial bftind of household manuals you have. Each of the foregoing recipes is printed in all three of the cook books drawn at random from my shelves. English Style Jams "Will you please tell me through the Corner how jams are made English style? T have asked English women and they all tel me different stories. How much sugar to a pound of fruit? Do I seal it hot or cold? I know how to pre serve as they do ill this country, but that is not what the English call ‘Jam.’ I | hope to see a reply in time to make some strawberry jam. MRS. W. J. B.” I know of no way of making jam other than repeatedly described in the Corner. In this the allowance of "pound for pound” is invariable. Our English born constituency is more than respectable in numbers, in intelligence and efficiency. I appeal to the house mothers who have en riched the Corner once and again by recipes of English dishes to come now to my help. In what do the far-famed jams and marmalades of our beloved mother land differ from those put up on this side of the sea? Are they unlike in propor tions. of ingredients, or in the method of cooking? Let us learn the "better way” if there be one. Chinese Chop Suey “Can you send me a recipe for chop suey? MRS. A. E. ri.” Joint a chicken as for fridkssee, and fry in fat until done, nut not until brown and hard. You may make the fat by cooking sliced bacon or pork, and taking out the meat before adding the chicken. Add a half cup of Chinese mushroooms; cook for five minutes and pour enough Chinese sauce over them to cover and brown them somewhat. Next comes a handful of chopped celery, and a minute later six Chinese potatoes, sliced and washed. Cover with boiling water, fit on the lid of the pot and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in then a roux made by cooking together a tablespoon of butter with one of flour. Simmer flve minutes longer and serve. This is a genuine Chinese recipe. Potato Flour Sponge Cake Xf “Beat separately the whites and yolks of four eggs. Beat the yolks until thick and smooth;* add a cup of sugar and con tinue beating three minutes. Whip the whites to a stiff froth and bciat into the yolks and sugar. Sift a tablesr*>on of bak ing powder into a cup of pota|> dour and 4 fold into the mixture. Bake in a moderate oven about 30 minutes. The' secret of success in making this cake is In beating faithfully. Mix quickly and have the oven steady. The foregoing is published * in reply to a letter signed Marjory K., entreating the reappearance of ‘a recipe which you called Rebecca’s potato cake. I made it once and found it delicious! Then, somehow or somehoy else, I lost 1 the clipping. If you will forgive the fault * me have it again I promise to keep In complying with Marjory’s request, I /• remind her of her part of the compact. \ It is a pleasure to know that she appre ciates the excellence of what is a favor ite sweet in our household. Dutch Apple Cake “A member wants a receips for Dutch apple cake which was in the Corner some months ago. Luckily I kept it: One pint of flour, one-third cup of butter, two teaspoons of baking powder, one cup of milk, one teaspoonful of vanilla, flve apples, one-quarter pound of sugar. Mix and sift thoroughly together the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub In the hut- \ ter, beat the egg, add to it the milk and stir it into the dry mixture, making a soft dough, enough to spread half an inch thick on a shallow pan. Core and pare the apples, cut them into eighths, lay them on top of the dough in parallel rows, sharp edges down, and press gently so the edge will penetrate slightly. Sprinkil over with sugar and bake in a hot oven 25 minutes. Serve hot as a tea cake or with a sauce as a Ailing. My Knickerbocker great-aunt says this is the ‘right thing’ and tastes just as it-did to her when she was a girl frn snort frocks. ISABEL DE L.“ The great-aunt’s testimony has con firmation from others who have partaken of the old-time delicacy. “Luckily I kept it,“ is Justifiable boasting. * » Egg Timbales Beat three eggs light, add three-quar ters of a cup of milk, season with three quarters teaspoonof salt, one-eighth tea spoon white pepper, a dash of cayenne, a few drops of onion juice, and two table spoons grated cheese. Turn the mixture hito buttered timbale molds, set in a pan of hot water, cover with buttered paper and bake until firm. Turn out upon cir cular pieces of buttered toast and sur round with a bread sauce. Garnish with parsley,—Kindness of correspondent. Lemon Meringue Pie / “I contribute this receipe for the ben- 1 oflt of the member who has ‘bad luck L with her meringue pies’—lemon meringue \ pie: Reat three eggs slightly and add \ two-thirds of a cup of sugar, the grated rind of one-half lemon, one-quarter cup of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of water. Rake in an open pie crust in a moderate oven, cool slightly; cover with a meringue forced through a pastry hag H or tube, and return the pie to the first I for about eight minutes until a golden | brown. The oven should be moderate. If the pie Is removed too soo-r the mer ingue will become a liquid, and if cooked too long will be tough. To make the meringue beat the white of three eggs stiff, adding gradually four tablespoons of powdered sugar. Having used the receipe for years I can recommend it conscientiously. E. P. S.“ Our co-workers cannot prove their in terest in our Corner more acceptably than by the watch they keep upon the contributions and the needs of others, ^ and willing replies to petitions for “more light.” Hot Tamales “Will you please publish the receipe for hot tamales again? If you wil olease be so kind, I shall return the favor when I can. M. F. P.“ Mince the meat of a tender boiled fowl fine and mix with half a pound of seeded and chopped raisins, a half cup of mixed olives, and one small red pepper, also ground fine. Wet two cups of Indian meal to a paste with boiling water, and stir in the mixture just described. When the Ingredients are thoroughly incorpor ated, season to taste with salt, a little onion juice, and a teaespoon of sugar. Thin with boiling water to a thin dough t and cook, stirring all the time, for IS minutes. At the end of thiB time stir In six bard boiled eggs minced almost to a powder, and cook for one minute. Meanwhile have an assistant lay smooth the inner husks of green corn and tear some into strips for tying. Open two husks and spread them flat upon a plat- * ter; lay upon them a great spoonful of the mixture—as much as they will hold 1 when they are wrapped about It—bind them deftly with the strips you have re served, Into' some likeness to an ear of corn, and set aside until all are swathed and tied up. Drop the rolls into a pot of 1 boiling salted water and cook for an hour. If, after reading the instructions for making the Mexican dish, the busy housewife wonders if it will pay when done, that Is for her to decide. « Old Fashioned Lincoln Pie •'Will you please publish the receipe for an old-fashioned Lincoln pie? F. F. 8.”' Referred. I have not the receipe. Somebody will send it In. j ■ h We are packing up and getting ready to leave Birmingham. All mahogany furni- > ture, Sheffield ware, pictures, brasses, etc., will be sold at any reasonable price of • fered.' Biggs Antique Co. * 4th Ave. and 21st St • wi ^ ■ I • - /i \ i - . i ' .