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THE GOLDEN MEAN.
FLORENCE RIDDICK YS.
Whether or not we eac have a
"yellow streak," the drabst of us
have, somewhere in the mysteries of
our subconscious selves, a flaming red
streak; red-bloodedge, we call it.
You may squelch it continually and
think you have it properly curbed,
when, all unexpectedly some fine day,
it will erupt, like Truth, which,
"crushed to earth will rise again."
It was this submerged Kaiety
which, in connivance with a spring
breeze, drove the sedate Mrs. Hendy
to the extent of-of-of-calling oni
a neighbor. Frivolously ignoring the
stack of dinner dishes, she inveighed
Baby to sleep in his cab on the front{
porch and absconded to Mrs. Brown's.
across the street.
To her amazement the front door
was opened by two fluffy young lad
ies in white and out of it escaped a
pandemonium of chatter as from a
mag-pie's nest. For a minute, Mrs.
Hendy couldn't think what to do;
then she excused herself the best she
could and ran home, crushed, stabbed,
collapsed.
From the morning paper, which she
had not yet read, she noted that Mrs.
Horace Brown was entertaining a
luncheon party and that "covers were
laid for one hundred." The rest was
4 ,r-not in the print, but at the
of observation.
I thought," reasoned the
Mrs. Hendy, "that Mrs.
s one of my beest frieM
I am at least the hundred
and-one-th in her affection for she
preferred one hundred other before
me; and if Mrs. Brown isn't my
friend, who is?" She actually waked
up Toodles and nursed him for sheer
desire to hold him tight and feel that
someone "cares."
Presently Muffet, home from school,
crept up tenderly to give her a most
affectionate little embrace; and Bud
"blew in." Knocking over a chair in
his eagerness, he bumped her head
as he gave her a resounding smack,
and nearly broke her ribs with a
hug.
It was not long before Sis arrived.
"I suppose I should have read awhile
at the Library, but I brought my book
home. I wanted to be with you";
and she cuddled her head on her
mother's shoulder.
Mrs. Hendy told her about her
grievance, and she understood. "It's
your own fault, Mother. You stick
right here and do for the family all
the time, Mrs. Brown's company
doesn't mean that she likes those lad
fee better'n you. She's probably only
'paying social debts.' Every time she
has asked you to come over or do
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anything you have been 'too busy'."
"I know it," agreed Mrs. Hendy,
comforted, "I guess we get what we
work at. I work at my family-andl
I've ,ot them."
Ivddenly a merry whistle sounded
frlii the front door. It was followed
bya big smile and two masculine
emns which caught Mrs. Hendy be
fore she realized what was happening.
"I couldn't possibly pass without run
ning in dear. Was up in this part
of town on business." Mr. Hendv
dashed out and away as quickly as
he hal come-but left happiness in
his wake
By this time the luncheon guests
were gone and Mrs. Brown was fold
ing up the party chairs. "Oh dear,"'
she sighed, feeling the reaction now
that it was over. "I'm tired to death
of the social whirl! What does it all
amount to anyway?"
Across tie street she saw Mrs.
Ilendy with her children and she felt
an aching sense of void. "I'm glad
Lent is almost here; I'm hungry for
real things."
But Mrs. Hendy, as she kissed her
kiddies to bed that night, resolved
that she was going to arrange things
differently. "I'm going to take some
time off to play, and to get out. Ev
erything here's all honey-but I've
got to have a new thrill once in a
while if I have to go right after it
myself."
PLEASE REGISTER.
Our convention is almost at hand,
and I urge all chapters of the Lou
isiana Division, United Daughters of
the Confederacy to work zealously
and register as many "new members"
as possible before May, in order that
our Division will show an increased
registration.
Regarding "old members," please
try and complete the registration and
certification of these, as when an
"old member" is registered, the rec
ord of some brave man, who fought
for our Confederacy, is saved.
This work is necessary, because in
the General Order we are based now
on our registration, and I plead with
the chapters to hurry and complete
same. Some chapters have completed
this, but there are some who haven't.
Regarding "demits", I wish to in
form the chapters that new forms are
out, and I kindly request that all
old forms be destroyed, as they will
not be accepted by the General Or
der.
Circular letters pertaining to the
above have been sent throughout the
State, and if I can be of any service
kindly write me at No. 1518 Melpo
mene Street, New Orleans, La., and I
will gladly and immediately respond.
(Mrs. D. E.) YIRGIE WAKEFIELD
STRAIN,
Registrar.
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SHOULD THE GIRLS
DO THE PROPOSING?
(This letter won the prize in an
English publication as the best on ar
the subject. What do the readers of
this paper think on this topic?) ta
This is one of the great home ques- th
tions of the day and one which affects TI
every young man and woman. XV
In my opinion before asking a girl an
to marry him a man likes to he in a st
position to offer her a decent home, tit
andl very often a girl wvouldt not un
derstand anti would not take into con- hr
sideration these financial circum- sit
stances. er
A girl, again, gets fits of emotion fa
and cannot suppress her feelings like in
a man. So, if she suddenly found she sa
was in love and the privilege was of
hers, she would propose, perhaps with fia
.disastrous results when she realized an
her love was merely a passing fancy. m,
If a woman really loves a man and an
he may not at first love her, she can, fl
by her own subtle instincts, so act th
upon his feelings as to make him love
her intensely-if not propose. Yet, th
if she had the privilege, instead of sa
presevering to win his affections, she
would have asked him almost straight qu
away-and probably have been re- de
fused. sp
It would be distasteful to every ed
man to have the most sacred privilege an
of his life taken away from him, and ad
what is more, there couud never be
the same amount of happiness in mar- sa
riage if the husband always had the as
reflection that he had been, so to ar
speak, driven into it. And who knows
to what reproaches this might lead? us
I am sure most girls, if given the ba
option, would refuse to propose. It m
is much more satisfying to a girl to le;
know that the words which are so ro
greatly to affect her after life were te
spoken by the man she loved of his pe
own free will. iv
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WHAT HO? WHERE? WHITHER? or
in
What ho (not to mention whoa); m
Swhere are we "at" and whither TI
bound ? in
In the last half century women ha:ie m
been "marching." Out of our modesty al
and :sol tion we have emerged into st
mrire ti.ear forty large national and
more or less international women's or
ganizations.
We have arisen to occasioqs. We a
have tackled problems. We have per-W
fected great machines, our organiza- or
tioxls, all "set," ready to go-but er
whither? Like Alexander, we sigh for o
new worlds to conquer. What next Is er
there for us to come, see and van
quish? Must we invent a Don Quixote
windmill, to heave at it?
Wanted-something or somebody to
do!
We want a task, fibre testing, stren
uous, all absorbing, thrilling. True,
we are already doing a tremendous
wudik, doing it continually and so
easily that we are scarcely aware that
we are doing it. Through our various
committees, we are uplifting and bet
tering every known error and defi- *
ciency and evil, but no great, impel- se
ling cause, sufficiently imminent to l
arouse us all, looms just now on the
horizon.
For the moment we are at a siesta
in our journey of progress where we
may enjoy life.
Then why not do it?
Why fret, like David Copperfield, .
eager "to hew down the trees in the
forest of difficulties." Why not be
content with our fine, orderly achieve
ments, continuing them in season and
out of season, in committees, with i
the work so divided that every wom- 4
an shall have an opportunity to serve ~
and no woman be overburdened.
The poor we have always with us, *
and the blind, the halt and the lame,
*and infinite minor adjustments be- *
fore the millenium shall arrive. But i
why champ at the bits and work our
selves into a fine frenzy of im
patience? Is strenuosity an end and
not a means?
Why not the gentle arts of peace
the spindle, the distaff, delightful 4
comradeship with our mate, the wee 4
a head against our knee while the story 4
a book is thrust suggestively into our
a hand? Why not literature, music,
e art, social sweetness, poise, serenity?
e The "new woman" is still "the eter
nal feminine." Who knows but "the
pursuit of happiness," individual hap
piness and home happiness, may be a <
worthy end in itself-a desirable ,
b whither? Why not enjoy?
a WHAT TO DO.
r For Biliousnesa.
f 1. Drink a half hour before break
r fast a pint of hot water into whieh
has been squeezed the juice of half a
lemon.
2. Eat lightly.
3. Exercise in the open air.
r 4. Drink abundance o4water.
5. Eat vegetables and fruit.
6. Do not eat between meals.
7. Chew slowly and thoroughly.
O 8. Take an absolute fast when you
feel sick spells coming on, and drink
) freely of hot water.
RECIPES.
- 1h(
Sauces. te
1 Hunger is the best sauce-but there si
i1 are others.
SMany dishes, otherwise flat and in
tasteless, may be made delicious with r
- the addition of a sauce of piquancy. in
SThe addlcd sauce is necessary fort
working up left-overs. for fish dishes,
I and to serve frequently the same
Sstaples which would pall on the appe
, tite unless varied. m
- The three staple sauces are white,! ft
- brown and tomato. White sauce is at
- simply a "m'nlilk gravy." known to ev- th
ery housewife. In brown sauce the in
1 fat is first heated,. the flour browned TI
in this and the m:ik added. Tomato co
sauce is thickened tomatoes. To each (s
Sof these a wide variety of herbs and pi
1 flavors may be added to give variety ta
1and, annexed to fanciful names, they
Smay make a volume of recipes; but at
I any housewife may devise her own tv
, flavors to suit her taste and name le
t them. fc
Soup stock or plain water may be If
, thickened to form the foundation of a oN
Ssauce. bt
For escalloped dishes and cro- f,
t quettes little seasoning is added as to
- delicacy is a feature. For loaf any m
spice or peppery season may be add- be
r ed. Many puddings called for a tang, te
s and vinegar or lemon are usually in
I added to the pudding sauce. p
e Fish usually calls for an acid
- sauce. Vinegar, peppery sauces such Y,
e as Worcestershire, lemon, and spices of
> are usually used. r
s Some of the flavors and seasons s
Sused in making sauces are: onion, ti
e bay leaves, cloves, nut-meg, cinna- m
t mon, mace, sage, pepper-corns, pars- s
, ley, thyme, celery, mint, paprika, car- to
3 rot, pickle, lemon, vinegar, Worces
a tershire, kitchen boquet, mustard, ea
t pers, horse radish, curry, chopped ol
ives, and tomatoes. V
It is best not to add too many flay
ors to one sauce but vary the season
ing from time to time, using not
more than two or three in one sauce.
The sauce should have one predom
inating distinctive flavor and is
made stronger than would be relished
.alone that it may impart its extra
o strength to the dish it accompanies.
SCorn Macaroni.
Cook macaroni until clear. Put in
e a dish a layer of macaroni seasoned
with salt, pepper and butter, then
one of corn, and alternate these lay
t ers until dish is nearly full. Pour
r over it then a large cup of milk, cov
er with buttered crumbs and bake.
S
The stout woman looks better with
her skirt longer than her slender sis
ter's as the very short skirt empha
sizes her shortness andi with.
Extremely short skirts are pass
ing, the preferred height for street
ranging from five, seven, to eleven
inches.
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SUN)ERGARMENTS
However severely tailored milady
may step out upon the street, her
feminine heart delights in the finest
and dlainties of underthings. This is
the time of the year when she is lay
ing in her supply for the summer.
These used to be passed over the
counter in the "White Sales," but to
dlay they are rarely white, but mostly
pink, blue, lavender, black, navy and
taupe.
They were never so easy to make
and many thrifty women are making
two for the price of one; or are using
left-overs from last summer's dresses
for chemises, camisoles and step-ins.
If you are in a mind to make your
own, buy a pattern according to your
bust measure. Read directions care
fully, then hold the pattern up to you
to be certain it is the right measure
ment in every direction. If it must
be shortened, fold a tuck in the pat
tern at the middle; if lengthened, cut
in the middle and insert a piece of
paper to make it the right length.
Materials are of the softest to cor
respond with the long lines of the
outergarments. There are silk crepe,
radium silk, wash satin, striped silk
shirtings, dimities of all patterns, ba.
tiste, fine handkerchief linen, and the
most practical as well as dainty nain
sook. Buy just as much as your pat
tern calls for.
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Cucumbers were originally tropical
vegetables.
ACQUAINTING THE NEW IBABY
WITH THE OUT-DOORS.
One baby-tenet science has set
tled for us: We must not treat the
baby as a tropical plant. As soon as
we can, we must begin to toughen
him, thus building up his resistance.
else the fist little illness is likely to
gro pretty hard with him.
The savaCe E(squimos introduce
blaby to the weather with a shuck,
rilling the new baby in the snow. on
the principle of the "survival of the
fittest," feeling that a child too deli
cati( to endure this is not lit to bring
un. consuming the scarce food of the
tribe.
The tender mo ther in civilizatio:n is
apt to go to the other extreme,
shielding baby front every breath of
fresh air until he becomes too deli
cate to survive.
There is a happy medium.
As soon as the mother is about,
she may begin to get her baby accus
tomed to the air. Putting him into
his cab with its warm bundlings she
may, on fair days, wheel it to shel
tered porch or a room with windows
open and let baby remain there at
first only fifteen minutes or a half
hour and gradually lengthening the
time.
With the modern hooded cabs, she
may shut out or admit the volume of
air according to the temperature or
the winds.
Never should a veil be put over
baby's face. Wntil he is accustomed
to the out-doors, he had better not go
out on rainy days or when snow is
nMelting.
If the mother wishes to do an er
rand and it is necessary to take baby,
he may be so covered as to scarcely
know he is out, but it is never wise
Sto allow the covers to come close to
his face for fear of smothering him.
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