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By CHARLOTTE T. SMITH. It was In her Junior year at high school thut the question of her com mencement gown first began to trou ble .Tulin King. Fine gowns were not plentiful In the King family. Possibly the fact that Julia was the oldest of eight chil dren may explain why her clothing had always heeu of Inferior quality. Often Mrs. King sat up late at night finishing off some garment; while the best clothes were usually adorned with a touch of embroidery done wonder- i fully well by Julia herself. On the Juniors devolved the task of decorating the town hull for the great occasion. Then, too. who but the Juniors were to be escort for the graduates! And this meant much talk of gowns, shoes, ribbons and gloves. Julia know very well there could he no costly llnery for her and sometimes she went to sleep with a wet handker chief under her pillow, after spend ing the evening helping her mother make the little pink gown of 15-cent muslin. It was during one of these evenings when Julia had been telling her moth er of the wonderful gowns the seniors were having made that she suddenly asked wistfully: "Do you suppose I can have a silk dress when I graduate, mother?" "Dearie," said Mrs. King sharply, as though something had hurt her—In fnct, Julia thought she must have pricked her linger—"1 only wish I might promise it to you, hut I can't." Julia was sllent v Her mother sewed steadily for a little while, then threw her work aside and impulsively drew the girl's dark head to Iter shoulder. "Do you think I don't realize how much you want It? Why, girlie! the dream of my foolish old head for years has been to possess a lustrous dark blue taffeta. You didn't know your mother was such a goose, did you? There, run along to bed." A few days later she went Into the kitchen where Mrs. King, her tired face flushed with heat, was busily canning rhubarb. A sudden thought popped into Julia's mind. "Mother!" she exclaimed. "Yon know Aunt Iiec said yesterday we might have all the wild berries we were willing to pick. There are straw berries, blueberries and blackberries In those old pastures. Oh, mother ! do you suppose you could spare me part of the time to go out there to pick some to sell? Seems to me 1 might get enough to buy—that Is, to have—^oh, I do want to have a nice dress when I graduate !" Mrs. King snapped a cover onto an other can. "Spare you? Yes, ma'am." she said briefly. "And Julia, I heard Doctor Dustin's wife say yesterday she would pay a girl well to stay with the children evenings, for she likes to ride with the doctor." That very afternoon Julia saw Mrs. Dustin and made arrangements to be her helper four evenings a week through July and August. Then began a busy time for the girl. So the mouths sped by until it was really time to purchase the material for the dreamed-of gown. "I wish you were going to have a new dress, raarmee," said Julia Im pulsively one day, as Mrs. King was mending a little rent in the well-worn but spotless gray dress. "Oh, well, dear," responded her mother brightly, "this old gown with a fresh collar will do very nicely." But to Julia's horror sr she passed her mother's door quietly a half-hour later, she saw Mrs. King hold the old gray dress at arm's length for a sec ond, then fling it on the bed and wipe the running tears from her face. Two hours luter Julia bounced into the house laden with several mysteri ous bundles and ran lightly up to her room. "Mother," she called In a queer voice. "I wish you would come up a I've Just bought my dress minute. and I never was so happy over an.v thing In tny life!" A rather displeased lady walked up stairs at this bidding. "Julia," she remonstrated, "you ought to have had an older person with you," hut stopped suddenly when she saw the material Julia was unroll lug. Just a white voile, sheer and dain ty. to be Rure, but plain white voile. "Isn't It pretty," cooed Julia, her dark eyes bqpinlng with mischief. "I don't understand," began Mrs. King In a dazed way. "Do you understand this?" yelled her daughter suddenly as she threw a perfect swirl of lustrous dark blue taf feta round the slender figure before her. "Do you know, you tnarmee, that you are going to have a commence ment gown for your own sweet self, and that you are going to graduate from sacrificing everything to a selfish daughter? And here Is lnee to trim It with." she raced on recklessly, "and sewing silk and hooks and eyes, and white kid gloves. And my dress Is to he a dream, for I am going to em broider It until It will stand alone for very pride. And oh, you blessed wom an," to the dazed mother, who had sunk weakly onto the bed. "stay here and gloat while 1 go down and get ■upper for this starving family. Bu don't you dare let me find a slngb drop on that 'lustrous dark blue taf feta' commencement gown." (Copyright. 1»1S. by the McClure N*wi paper Syndicate.) A TREES \A vv fipAl» "*>• ßEMEMßßANCt tri ft - L '« i T ■ %■ ■VS* - MfJ&FtrSPAXKKOAP L- ,A 3 4 m m • i sät*«!!? rmJSafs « V&.Ö* , 4\: • m $ a '(] o. ^ORIAL 7» f . WORLD WAR I 19 \1_"J_ 918 AUGUST de Y GREEN 'Dl CAPTAIN U.5.A.M.RI SSi L«. ■i REGISTERED AMERICAN FORESTRY ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON.O.C. S & [ / « « By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN. EXT to well-equipped and thoroughly up-to date railways, transportation means good solid wagon roads. Even In normal times the economic value of such roads la well nigh'. Incalculable, but In a period of armed con defeat may depend upon the condition N & & ! filet victory of th© common highways. All this Is well known. And yet, though far-seeing men have for some years been urging the good roads movement upon the people and some progress has been achieved, our highways in general still remain among the worst in the world. —Albert J. Beveridge. .Si w P&ii H "'■-V -T'V • - 1 I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree— A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the world's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may In summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; * Poems are made by foolB like me, But only God can make a tree. —Joyca Kilmer. If y want to build a road, let the people plant memorial trees along that road and your project i* a success —Charles Lathrop Pack. Thus come closer to the Great Tree-Maker. Plant memorial trees In honor of the men who gave their lives to their country—In honor of the men who offered their Uvea.—Rev. Dr. Francis E. Clark. a Roads and trees for remembrance! Victory highways In honor of America's fight ing men In the great war I Roadside planting of trees in memory of their Individual deeds! It is a truism that the economic and moral fiber of any community Is shown hy the condition of Its highways. Give the community the right kind of roads, schools, churches, factories and banks and the other signs of advancement will soon be In evidence. Memorial roads! What more fitting monument can we build In honor of our heroes? Permanent roads dedicated to them ! How can a community better commemorate their achievements? a And all these memorial roads planned and built ns parts of a great system of victory highway»— victory highways that food may move from farm to city and manufactures hack to the farm ! that the way of the children to the sehoolhotise may he made easy; that the defense of America against armed force may be certuln. Victory highways that not only serve the tlon's needs hut delight the people's tory highways beautified by roadside planting of American trees and shrubs and flowers, and gates and arches with their suggestion of something closed nnd set apart, but memorial trees and groves tfnd little parks and camps for (he American traveler and food trees for the birds. To Abraham Lincoln hnve probably morlals been erected than to any i mi eye—vlr No walls wayside more me other man. Which of nil these memorials Is most impressive —most fitting? Consider now thp Lincoln high way as It Is and ns It is soon to be. The Lincoln highway Is an object lesson of what is and what Is to he In a memorial road. More than 3.000 miles in length. It runs Pn st and west through Ihe heart of America, with giant north and south feeder highways, Joining the At lantic and the Pacific. It traverses a It to 11 states. Fifteen millions have been expended on It in the last five years. Already there are miles of concrete and brick and paving and than 1,600 miles of macadam. nearly 400 more It is in operation from end to end. It carries nn endless procession of Americans In their own automobiles. The year round it Is dotted with freight trucks. At this very moment the federal government has under way on the Lincoln way across the 'ontlnent an exhibition train. It started from Washington, and from Gettysburg, Pa., the route e over the Lincoln way to Pittsburgh, Camden iBd Bucyrus, O. : Fort Wayne, Ind.; Chicago lelghts. 111.; Clinton. Cedar Rapids and Marahall own. In. ; Omaha, Neb. ; Cheyenne, Wyo. ; Salt jik e City, Utah ; Carson City and Ely, Nev., finally dropping down the Sierra Nevada to Sac ramento. Cal., and then to San Francisco. This train consists of 60 motor-vehicles of the types employed by the motor transport corps In the conduct of the winning of the war. In addition, accompanying this train are several other branches of the United States army service, In cluding representatives of the engineer corps, with antiaircraft defense trucks and searchlights, and certain specially detailed observers who will make an intensive study and report to the war department on road conditions. The trip Is being made for both military and educational purposes, including: An extended performance test of the several standardized types of motorized nrmy equipment used for transportation of troops and cargo and for other special military purposes; the war deportment's contribution to good roads movement ; demonstra tion of the practicability of long-distance motor post and commercial transportation and the need for Judicious expenditure of federal governmental appropriations In providing the necessary high ways. So much for the Lincoln highway as a means of transportation—a transcontinental road link ing the United States by states. Consider now the Lincoln way as a beauty spot—and a me morial. not only to the Orent Emancipator, hut to the heroes who followed his example and won the freedom of the world in the great war. The roadside planting of the Lincoln way is In charge of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. 2,500.000 members. It has a state federation in state In the Union. Mary K. Sherman. This organization has a membership of every Chairman of the conservation department of the general federation, has secured a comprehensive planting plan for the way. This plan has been worked out by Jens Jensen, a noted landscape In general it provides for shrubs and flowers indlgo engineer of Chicago, the planting of trees. to the locality. For example, blue prints been made for the planting of the way nous have through the 180 miles of Illinois, give all necessary details 1 flowers for each locality: suggestions for The dubs of the several states These prints kinds of trees, shrubs an< each. grouping through which the way passes will see to It that the planting lR done. •Ill plant memorlnl miles on the wav nnd In addition carry out the same plan In application to Lincoln way feeders In their own states. Features of this roadside planting of the Lin coln way by the general federation are memorial honor of Individual heroes; groves, fonn Many clubs In other states trees in tains, camping places along the road: fruit nnd ut tvees for the birds and a bird sanctuary from cean. ocean to 1 For ten years America has been spending from $ 200 . 000,000 a year for highway $200,000,000 to matrnctlnn nnd maintenance—without national rlthout relation to the broad needs of the whole nnd with little co-ordination Cl plan— w country as a of effort between Rtfltes. After spending $o 000. 000,000 In a decade, we are. broadly speak ing. as far from 0 P ro P er connecting system of radiating highways In the United StateR ns ever. The latest government figures show a total mileage In the United States of 2.457, over highway 334 and of this to-.al. even after the tremendous expenditures noted, hut 12 per cent, or some 206, 000 miles, have received any attention whatever and these Improvements are scattered lu 48 states. In a loose and utterly Ineffective way, over va rious sections of our entire 2,500,000 miles. Now the time for national action has arrived. Thus the time is ripe for roads and trees for remembrance. The United States Is going to ex pend $500,000,000 in the next few years on a na tional highway system of interstate arterial routes It only remains to be seen what agency of the federal government is to have charge of the construction. If the department of agricul ture and the state highway commissions do the work, the government and the states will share the expense, half and hnlf. If a highway com mission Is established by congress to have charge of the work the share of the states will he apportioned In order that states like Nevada. Wyoming and Arizona shall not be too heavily burdened. As to the feature of memorial trees, this Is also the chosen time. Public sentiment turns toward the Idea. Events all over the country forecast n general memorial planting. The American Forestry association, of which Charles Lnthrop Paek Is president, has Issued a eall for memorial tree planting. It Is registering all memorial tret's and giving certificates of reg istration ; also instructions for planting. Rev. Dr. Francis E. Clark has called upon the Christian Endeavor societies to plant memorial trees. Georgetown university remembered Its war heroes at Its one hundred and thirtieth com mencement by planting 54 memorial trees In honor of Its heroic dead. To each tree was af fixed n bronze marker, of which n sample Is given herewith. To the next of kin goes a duplicate of the marker. "Mv hoys made a wonderful reputation for this country on the battlefields of France." says Dan iel Carter Beard. "I say m.v hoys because I be lieve that there were hoy scouts In every Amerl dlvislon that participated In the war. Thp slogan is. 'Once a scout always a A plan thut we arc taking up Is the of trees as memorials for our heroes. can scouts' hoy se-ont.' plnntlng This Is being done In some parts of Long Island and should be done In all sections. After the tree has been planted a small tablet should he placed on It bearing the name of the man made the supreme sacrifice, and when nnd where and how he was killed and his branch of the ho service." Many victory highways to he planted with morinl trees are under way throughout the coun rne try. h!gb way. between Defense National The Blandensburg and Annapolis, Is Maryland's con New York Is planning a Roosevelt trlbutlon. Memorial highway from Montnuk Point to Buf ln Ohio Col. Webh ('. Hays has offered to falo. give memorial tablets on memorial highways In Sandusky county, and William G. Shnrpe. former ambassador to France, will do the same for Lo rain county. The poem hy Joyce Kilmer, who gave his life for his country in France. Is most touching. What Is more fitting than a tree for a memorial? We attain the moat magnificent effects In stone and bronze. Compare them with a permanent •ndurlng as the Applan way, built 22 cen may road turies Dgo—and shaded by the Maryland tulip poplar or the Kngelmann spruce or any other of our magnificent American trees. The glimpse of Estes Park road In the Rocky Mountain Na an tional park shows nature's way of beautifying a highway. Consider how the trees on guard add the crowning touch to tie Washington monu ment. ■the: ■ KITCHEN CABINET Hying forth i My thoughts come n ks. Orv. eauer ones of vivid Imp. •insod thins« kill But oh. the little That will nut flutter th Istful thine« That start and then dra The little lovely back with fear: are the one» of all Th That I hold vastly dear —Grace Bostick. SANDWICH FILLING OF VARIOUS KINDS. A sandwich ratty he lilled with meat, sandwich r fish, making a which is in itself chicken filled a meal, or with sweets, a des sert or a dainty to serve with a cup of tea or a glass of cooling beverage. Cold meat put through the meat chopper, with a sweet pickle and hound together with a salad dress ing, makes a good sandwich and one ill which leftovers may be used with out remarks from the family 74 or two Veal and Tongue Sandwiches. —Put the vent and tongue through the meat chopper ami moisten with a small with amount of soup stork ; paprika and nutmog. Spread on but tered bread after chilling the meat. season Any kind of meat, minced or sliced, mixed with various seasonings such as capers, pickles, nuts or olives will make, with a little ingenuity cook, a countless number of good and appetizing sandwiches. Thinly sliced radishes, encumbers, unions, chopped green peppers and let tuce make most tasty sandwich fill ings. Olives, either stuffed, green or ripe, may h dressing, or added to cream cheese or to cottage cheese. Cottage cheese with chopped candied cherries (or cream clieesfe is richer), makes a most tasly sandwich for a sweet sandwich. if the mixed with nuts and boiled celery and cheese (the American) and Roquefort .ire all gu as filling. A club sandwich Is enjoyed by the men prepared as follows: slice of tomato with salad dressing on a buttered slice of rye bread, add a layer of cream cheese mixed with chopped nuts, then top with a slice of rye bread. Chopped hard-cooked egg mixed with butter, a pinch of mustard, salt and pepper makes a most appetizing sand wich. Chopped d Place a Life Is not so complex if not persist l need faith; a e do We making it so re need b we need chronically t corners of the mouth turned up and not down. And after all it is be brave; keep the ily a step at a time. Balph Waldo Tri FOOD FOR HOT DAYS. There Is nothing that lakes the place of good vegetables for hot weather dishes; they rank with fruit in i m p o r tance. A healthy diet must include vegetables, for they not only build u|> the bones and teeth t hut supply 1» u I k„ which is un essential to Intestinal movement; their chief value Is in their mineral salts, which are needed to make good blood and produce changes in the body cells which are necessary to keep the body young and supple. A rule which has no exceptions, Is to cook vegetables In boiling water and most liquors should be saved for soups or to serve rs a sauce with the vegetable; the liquor from beets is one to except. String sauce or In a rich cream sauce are delicious, hut for variety cook them two to three hours with a quarter of a pound of salt pork or of bn eon If preferred. Cook down with the saucepan uncovered until the moisture Is nearly all and evaporated, then add a tnldespoon ftll or two of vinegar, salt if needed, and a dash of cayenne. Creamed Onion* and Top*. Take finger-sized onions, cut. leaving a three-inch stem, cook until tender and serve In white sauce on toast as as paragus Is served. Young beets, tops and all. are very good served as a vegetable. Cook them until tender, chop or cut up In coarse hits and with butter and vinegar. The secret of savoriness In vegetables Is care in seasoning, serve the same dish with i he same seasonings. When teaching a child lo like » cer tain kind of vegetable make it as at tractive as possible In appearance, and go farther to avoid disappointment ; make It so tasty that no further urg ing is necessary. Such vegetables ns tender gr>-eri peas should be cooked In water as possible, not to lose the good flavor. For this reason steaming Is an economical method to use. The French cook peas In lettuce leaves In the *op of the steamer; the lettuce Is served as greens, making a most tasty dish. Serve with butter and a dash of vine gar. \1 beans served with a hitter few slices absorhed ser\ e Dn always not ns little Salads of various kinds, using both vegetables and fruits, are most ao ceptable hot weather dishes. "Tv!