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Geraldine's Answer. ,
fBY LOUISE OLIVER. 3
(CoB3rrlght. 1917. Ihv the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate )
f T jiLLO! Yea, this Is Geraldlne |
l-l Ford. Who? No. I can't guess. I
I haven't an Idea Well, since j
you ilnslst on It I'll have to, I suppose, i
Is It Arthur Wright? <
-not neany it sounus iikc nts i
voice?the way you Jerked out that of
' course not' sounded exactly like him, I
' "Then, let me see, Is It Fred Oak- (
ley? Yes, I'm sure It's Fred?he prom.
Ised to call me up if he heard where ;
Jim's ship was That's nice of you, :
Fred, and do tell me about dear Jim.
I've been so anxious about him. Really
I've dreamed about for?What?
"Not Fred Then who In the world i
"Dick?Dick Lippiucott? Why, the '
Idea! 1 never thought of it being
Why didn't you say so In the ]
, "Thought I'd know! The very Idea i
, ?as though I could tell any one's
voice over the telephone!
"Told me you'd call me up? Well, ;
I can't remember that long i
"Only last night! Well. I like that!
! Only last night! 1 supose only last I
night seems like two minutes to you.
I think it's a very long time?to re- i
member things. 1
"Thought 1 meant something else?
How iunny! Why. what else could I 1
"Gues3There you go again. What
is this, anyway, a guessing party, i
You'd think I hadn't another thing in i
the ovyrld to do but hang over the
telephone answering riddles.
"There, you needn't get angry. I i
haven't said anything Besides, I'm
not anxlouH to go on guessing riddles i
any longer, and I think some one is ]
wanting the line We'll be chargea i
1 for two calls now, for we've talked '
for more than three minutes, and
Dad's always fussing about the tele- i
phone bill. <
i "What'.' Why. Dies Lippincolt 1
didn't know you could use such lan- I
guage. If you're not careful you'll i
have your telephone taken out. That's
what It says In the book?no profane 1
"Well. I'd like to know what It Is, :
then, if It Isn't swearing. i
"Yes. I think you'd better beg my
' "I?know what you called me up
for? How should I know? Say, is this
going to be another guessing affair?
If It is I'm going to hang up Besides, I
I'm busy?awfully busy
"M?hm. Mending tuy dress that I
got torn on the rose bush last night i
when we were taking a walk. 1 want
to wear it to the Aliens' tonight, it 1
got torn fearfully, the ribbon's olt the
net ruffle for a whole yard and 1 have
to sew it by hand. 1
"What do I want to wear it for?
"Oh, because. What do you want i
to know for? Can't 1 wear it again 1
it I want to?
"Because you said you liked it? '
"Why, I didn't remember. Did you
say you liked it? Well, I told you be- i
fore I can't remember things so
"What is it? You think it's a long 1
/time ,too. only for a different reason, i
"Don't I remember anything you !
I read Eiiene's letter to Dick, little t
book, and he made no comment, but l
jitter 1 had finished he looked at me l
father quizzically and finally said, f
"We are a sad mess, Margie, areu't t
we?" I I
"What do >uu mean, Dick'.'"
"I mean men. dear." !,
"Oh, I don't know as you are any ] t
more than women." ,.
Dick gave a gasp. "Oh, my dear. 1 i ,
don't want to think any woman is as! j
bad as any man." ;
"Now, look here, Dick, 1 don't know j,
what you call being bad, but 1 do know ,;
you men have the most fantastic ideas | s
about women." t
"What ideas'.'" asked Dick, looking j;
interested and I went on to explain, j |
more for the 6ake of entertaining niin .
than for any other reason. "Well, vou j
see, Dick, most men endow women? ,
the same woman, with two sets of at |
tributes?attributes that are diauietri- ]
cally opposite. No one woman having i
one set could by any possibility have ,
the other." ,
"For instance?" was Dick's encour
agement as I paused. I
"Well, for Instance?first you endow
the woman you love with all the vir- j
tues of an angel. Vou make her ot a
kind?in your mind?that could only t
exist on a celestial planet. She mus: t
have a double back-action conscience
that never wobbles the slightest In '
telling her the right thing to do and
l<:gt when to do it."
"Well," ssld Dick with a rising tr.
flection to his voice that implied.
"Isn't that all right?"
"Yes, of course." I answered his implication,
"that would be all right bu;
you see. as I said before, that is ao:
human. However, granting all this and
that the woman you love Is all this,
Why are you so sfrald to let her work
out her own life? One minute you
grant her the powers and Judgmen' of
a superwoman and the next you seem
to think she is not to be trusted out
Df your sight.
"One moment you say all women arcbetter
than men and the next moment
Hyou place such restrictior i about her
Hi would Imply that you do not trust
^Eer at all. You know that women as
^Krell as men break all the ten comHnandments
and yet you endow the woHnan
you have with some kind ot a
Hjnestlal goodness that would make
^ t Impossible for her even to crack one
I "Dick, don't you think it would be
Hnuch better to accept things just as
Hhey are to look upon both men and
Hvomen as merely human beings? Men
eldom face facts, Dick, either about
aid last night? Why, let me see
IVait Just a minute. I'm thinking.
1'es, you said Betty Harlowe looked
ike a wood nymph In that gauzy white
Irees she had on, and that Laura Sea
on was tne wittiest person you'd evr
"Don't say 'thunder.' It sounds alnost
like swearing over the phone.
"No, 1 can't remember anything else
"You don't believe It?"
Here the receiver went up with a
Dang, but Geraldine wisely waited on
'.he stool. .In an instant the bell Jintied
furiously. She watched the phone
curiously for a full minute, smiling
over each ring. Then she took down
the receiver calmly.
"Hello," she said, In a far away detached
"Yes, this Is Geraldine," she went
"Not through! I can't conceive why
you should wish to talk to me when
you don't believe anything I say.
"You don't sound like It.
"AH right, if you're really, truly sor
ry I'll forgive you.
"Something very important to say?
"The same thing you started to tell
me last night when I ran away?
"I didn't run away. Some one was
calling me. I had to go.
"No, 1 haven't an idea, honestly.
"Please don't have me guessing
again. I really must get hack to m>
"Why, Dick Lippincott, do you
<now what you're doing? Y'ou are actually
p?proposing to me over the
telephone. Anybody might hear you.
I'm sure Mrs. Cartwrlght has been trying
to call up her grocer for a half
hour. She'a probably on the line
"Cau't wait?think I'll run away
again if you wait till tonight? Well,
there are other nights, aren't there?
'Won't give you a chance! Well,
you don't suppose I'm going to throw
myself into anybody's arms, do you?
"Oh, Dick, don't say such things
aver the telephone. Besides you can't
possibly think I'd say yes, do you, evsn
If I had a mind to, with the whole
"No, I can't forget it, you can say
as you like. But I won't say no
cither, for It's none of their business,
is it, what T say? So I'm Just going
lo uc iieunai?ana noi say anytfting
"Why, Dick, you did say all that
oefore, about caring so much and I?
loving me so long and everything. Do
you think you need to say it so many
"Goilng to say it until I answer?
"Suppose I don't answer and leave
the telephone? What would you do?
"Come right over?
"Oh, no, you mustn't. 1 look por[ectly
"Then I'd rather answer, you say?
"Oh, Dick, I can't with the whole
town listening. Besides I must have
lime to think.
"How long? Oh. fifteen minutes at
"A-all right, Dickie, I guess it would
And hanging up the receiver Geraldine
put her arms around the telephone
and kissed it tenderly.
HEALTH QUESTIONS ANSWERED
T. N.: "How can 1 keep from cou.racttug
colds this coming winter?"
Dv keeping your own health up to
par. getting plenty of fresh air, and
jy fighting shy of rooms, private or
public, where other people cough or
sneeze in each other's faces.
> UK A WIFE |
hemselves or anyone else. They ? *lf
rorn day to day and when the inevita)le
reckoning comes they are like
tcarcd children, hoping against hops
:hat they will in some way escape punsltnienl.
"I wish we could make both young
neu and young women understand
hat human nature is the same in mule
ind temale. in rich and poor, in edu:ated
and uneducated, in the simple
ind in the strougminded. Starting
Tom his premise, if we could make
,-oung men and young women understand
that the laws of compensation
ire just as certain as the laws of na
ure, and as death follows life so every
ict, every thought that comes to us is
ollowed by its compensating reward."
I stopped quickly then, little boo't,
or you know 1 was not sure how Dick
vould take me and I have a horror of
lelng called highbrow or uplifting.
3ut Dick seemed much interested and
heard him murmur to himself,' "1
vender if tha is a true theory. Am t
eaping the whirlwind?"
Then he looked up quickly and with
lis crooked smile asked:
"What had you done, Margie, tha*
ou had to make me unhappy?"
"I don't know, Dick, but I have a
heory that we have to pay for our nusakes
as well as our sins, you know."
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By WINONA WILCOX.
The bread problem staggers the
When the government lately assumed
the control of the price of wheat, wo
men naturally looked tor a decline in
the price of the baker's loaf.
They did not expect an immediate
reduction, but they hoped that the future
assured them a return to a 6-cent
Now they are bitterly disappointed.
Bakers say that the 5-cent or 6-cent
loaf is impossible, that the S-cent loaf
demanded by Hoover Is most improbable.
Ten cents for a "large loaf" is what
the bakers are getting, and 10 cents is
what they evidently intend to keep on
getting, as long as public patience
holds out. (.The "large loaf" may
weigh 12, 14 or 10 ounces according
to regulation, or lack of it, by state
end city authorities.)
Thus the baker puts the price of
Iread up to the American housewife.
He is going around with a chip on his
shoulder. Will she take the dare?
She will?just as soon as she gets a
j few facts in her head.
Figures compiled at Washington,
published yesterday in the West VirI
ginian, show that the 10-cent loaf costs
! (he baker 4.12 centB. He demands
j another 4.12 cents for expenses and
! profit?that Is, 100 per cent?and alI
laws 1.76 cents to the retailer fot
i It ts Itn In tbo wrimot, nf ttilo ,m,,n 1
try to bring down this price.
Let the housewives bake their own'
bread for a while, and they can beat
the baker in every battle. It is a case
of "united we stand."
Whoever owns a kitchen range is
munitioned for the fray, and ought
to volunteer today.
Uncle Sam's Expert Bread Maker Advises
Through West Virginian.
The training of campaigners against
| the high cost of bread is short and
easy. Uncle Sam has an expert bread- j
J maker in his service
Miss Hannah Wessllng, the bread- ]
| making authority of the United States,
! is in command of one of the govern-1
ment laboratories at Washington, and j
there she has worked out with her |
scales, thermometers and measuring '
utensils, the very best bread recipes
These recipes are the bread bullets
with which the American woman can
come out victorious in a campaign to
lower the price of all loaves of every
This very best bread recipe for wheat
bread?the simplest to mix and the
cheapest to make?is given below in
exact quantities, for one, two, three or
four loaves, to suit the convenience
or families of different sizes.
The process of mixing is the same
for all. It is known as the short or
nere are uncle Sam's very best
bread recipes and complete directions:
By HANNAH WESSLING.
RECIPE FOR ONE LOAF.
1 cupful lukewarm milk, water, or a
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ING YOUR OWN BREAD?
expert bread maker, in her laboratory
mixture o? the two.
1-2 cake compressed yeast,
3-4 cupful lukewarm milk, water, or a i
mixture of tile two.
1-4 cupful liquid yeast.
1 teaspoonful salt.
1 tablespoouful sugar.
Fat, it used, 1 tablespoonful, or less. \
Z cupfuls sifted flour.
Original bulk of dough. 1 pint; bulk
when ready to be made into loaves,
2 1-2 to 3 pints.
RECIPE FOR TWO LOAVES.
2 cupfuls lukewarm milk, water, or j
a mixtuTe of the two.
1 cake compressed yeast
1 1-2 cupfuls lukewarm milk, water,
: r a mixture of the two.
1-2 cupful liquid yeast.
2 teaspoonfuls salt.
2 tablespoonfuls sugar.
Fat, if used, 2 tablespoonfuls, or less.
R cupfuls or 3 pints sifted flour.
Originall ybulk of dough, 1 quart;
bulk 'when ready to be made into
loaves. 2 1-2 to 3 quarts,
RECIPE FOR THREE LOAVES.
3 cupfuls lukewarm milk, water, or
a mixture of the two.
1 1-2 cakes compressed yeas^
2 1-4 cupfuls lukewarm milk, water,
or a mixtuer of the two.
3-4 cupful liquid yeast.
3 teaspoonfuls salt.
3 tablespoonfuls sugar.
Fat. if used, 3 tablespoonfuls, or less,
h cupfuls or 4 1-2 pints sifted flour.
Original bulk of dough. 3 pints; bulk
when ready to be made Into, loaves,
3 1-2 or 4 1-2 quarts.
recipe rnn mnn t nivue
1 quart lukewarm milk, water, or a
mixture of the two.
2 cakes compressed yeast
3 cupfuls lukewarm milk, water, or a
mixture of the two.
1 cupful liquid yeast.
11-2 tablespoontuls salt.
1-4 cupful sugar.
Fat. if used, 1-4 cupful, or less,
3 quarts sifted flour.
Original bulk of dough. 2 quarts: (
hulk when ready to be made into
loaves, 5 or G quarts.
MIXING AND BAKING.
Boil the water or scald the milk.
Put the sugar and salt (and fat, if
used) into a mixing bowl. Pour the
hot liquid over it and allow it to become
lukewarm. Mix the yeast with a
little of the lukewarm liquid and add '
it to the rest of the liquid. If con |
venient, set this aside in a warm place. I
not over SG degrees F? for 1 hour:|
if not convenient to set it aside, add
the flour at once, putting in a little at L
a time and kneading until the dough is !
of such consistency that it sticks neither
to the bowl nor to the hands. This j
requires about 10 minutes.
Cover and allow to rise 1 3-4 hours'
at a temperature of SG degrees: the
lower the temperature, the longer the
time required for rising.
Cut down the dough from the sides 1
of the bowl; grease the hands slightly.j
Knead a little and set aside to rise j
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