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Homemade Articles Nice for Christmas Presents i Will Please Housewives Housewives will appreciate holders for bundling hot dishes and kitchen utensils. They are simply squares made of bright cretonne, padded with woolen cloth. A container for them is provided with a hanger, so that they van be hung up near the kitchen stove. Yuletide Candle* Christmas without candles would be as disappointing as summer without I flowers and every home-maker knows their charm and decorative value. A candlestick of paper rope, carrying a tall candle decorated with sealing wax paint. Is a lovely homemade gift for either men or women friends. The rope may be bought ready for weaving and It Is an easy mutter to palut the candle with sealing wax paints. Painted Toilet Sets Plain white brushes and combs for gifts are enhanced by pretty sprays of tlowers done In sealing wax paints, and small tin boxes are made decora tive by covering them with the melted wax in varied colors, blended Into one another while they are soft. For the Christmas Tree Here are some new, homemade or naments for the Christmas tree. They Include a gay painted parakeet, with a peanut Lotly, fastened to a wooden standard by wire. Crepe papei in bright colors, makes his crest, wings Rag Doll I* Beloved Is spite of all her beautiful rivals, little Miss Kng Doll grows more popu lar all the time—all little kiddles love her. She la pictured here made of un bleached domestic, her face sketched In with water colora. clad Is a pink gingham dreas and white lawn bonnet I and tail. A wooden skewer, with a paper doll face fastened at one end and n sleigh bell at the other. Is dressed up in strips of bright crepe paper. Mosquito netting, jarn and a paper face make the boy with stick candy in his arms and legs and small candies in his body. Colored gum drops fastened on small wire make tiny bouquets and plants. Collar and Cuff Sets Everybody goes nbout tlte ordinary business of life, in plain dresses ol dark woolen cloth, that depend upon collnr and cufT sets to lend them va riety and a dainty flavor. Therefore these sets are among the most accept able of Christmas gifts. An endless variety of embroideries in white or in bright colors, comes by the yurd, in straight or curved sections. One has only to stitch these sections to bands of lawn, to make a set like that pic tured. Other sets are made of net. lace and sheer fabrics—the last fin ished with Needlework in embroidery or fancy stitches. Shoe Trees as Gifts Among the gifts that are sure of • j welcome every Christmas are shoe . trees, furbished up with various pretty, and sometimes amusing, decorations. ! The trees pictured have funny little faces cleverly painted on the round ends. The toes ure painted in two colors and the shanks wound with nar row satin ribbon ending In bows b* low the faces. Lace Dance Hats Gold or silver lace and a bit of gay chiffon or malines will serve to make the pretty dance cap. with soft crown and up-rolling brim, ns shown here. Tiny flowers ut the front und a ribbou sash adorn It. The brim is supported by two fine wires. THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT But don’t you see that there Is a Santa Claus I He isn't n man lu a fur coat and a reindeer sleigh and ail that, hut he is the Spirit of Christmas isn't he? They’ve personified that and made a saint of him and Invented legends about him—for the children, but when we’re no longer children and don't believe In him we still have rhut Christmas spirit--and It’s that tha gives presents and makes us feel to ward one another, and makes Christ mas what It Is.—Harvey .1. O’Higglna FRUIT SALAD When peeling apples or pears fm salmi or fruit cocktails, squeeze a little juice of lemon on them when I Itag have been cut up and thej will remain dear and this prevents their turning brown. If no lemon la hand) a bit of salt will do as welL OUR COMIC SECTION The Melancholy Days Have Come Words of Wisdom From the Young front pas mo AtTEvitvow r -tvV gus VJWO \4M0e«S 0\)R town* W£ 0\OVK WA.KE vt AU' ME CPOJt BREAK \t \ _ I I "TU' YoVJU '*WZ. HERE. 0EEORE HE SWCM1EO VK\ 'U W mt STUA 0E. HEEE P.ETER- WE %H\JEFU£S 0V1 * "TVVE V'UOCRESt VS URE A fcLAuR CHARGE OF PCVUOER. \H a Shoygovj \ HE VXARES LOYS O' WOiGE w “"A. *> »«n Nmpafm LW* s e*»w>4«5 ■ •Sbwvoi. Now Fanny Takes Bosco to Walk IF TOU Think you’re going To take that Dog To walk with us You're vastly Mistaken — i won't BE SEEN ON The ~t &rr A'il HECK l HE MAN NOT BE BEAUTiFLIL, but he’s a good VAL AN' I’m gocina take YOU EMBARRASS | ME To DEATH - carting that mongrel around that's all Right he's got more , Brains Than a lot of these HIGH BRED PEDI GREE PuP<-> -ra-ii—Til here Come The van sisobbs - Don't let Them See us with That Dog - ---— | quit shovin’-it's I roo late now l anvwav- they've >-r-^—| SEEN US ) BEAT IT — AMN place /. I 1 WnW O SfJtUtm Nrmpjfxi Uruon I VEtW FINE i DO<3 '<OU whn he's a I’LL Take WONDERFUL HIM, FELIX HAVE ThEQE, MR.FEATHEGHEAD CELTIC BADGER ( — VERT RARE f~ Carpets in Homer's Time Hundreds of years ago. when Eu ■ »peans were living In houses with •tare floors or floors strewn with rushes or twigs, carpets were being used In China. India and Egypt. The first carpets were rugs to sit upon, taking the place of clmlrs. says the Detroit News. In Homer s time, either plain..or embroidered carpets were, spread before the couches of the guests a Greek house*. Later oa rich and guy curpets were Imported to Greece from Hu by Ion. These carpets had raised figures of men and animals und were made In gorgeous colors. In later Homan times carpets were Im ported frftm the Orient. The House of Common*. The Kritlsh' house of commons had its origin In the reign of Henry III in 12JS8. when Simon de Montfort. earl of Leicester, ordered two knights from each shire, and deputies from certain boroughs to meet such of the barons and clergy ns were favorable to his cause, with the view to strengthening his own power against that of the king. Triennial parliaments were Instituted by the law of 1041. On the accession of George 1 in 1714 the Septennial act fixed the duration of parliament at seven years. Thirst-Resitting African 8heep. The Barbary sheep Is one of th thirst-resisting animals of Africa, an<i can exist almost a week without drink lac. DRIVER STEPPED ON WRONG PEDAL George L. Cowen of Milwaukee was accustomed to driving a different make of car and when the gear shift lever jammed on this new coupe he stepj>ed on the gas Instead of the brake. The car plunged throuph a 14-inch brick wall and into a neighbor's patch. But the only damage to the car was a smashed sun visor and a cracked radiutor cap. ESSENTIAL TOOL KIT FOR ANY GAR There Are Many Little Accesso ries That Are Both Important and Necessary. (By ERWIN OREER. President Greer Col lege of Automotive Engineering. Chicago.) When it comes to tools one may bet ter have too ninny than too few. Tools are easily misplaced or lost and it is of vital Importance to see to it that the tool kit is well supplied before starting on the tour. It Is surprising how few motorists check over the tool kit before starting on their trip. During recent rambles over the coun try I encountered many disciples of the “Will-You-Lend-Me" club. On one oc casion I met a fellow from a nearby state who was starting on a tour of the west. His car had stopped for some reason unknown to him and he asked assistance. He Had No Tools. I soon traced the trouble to the gas line and asked him for a wrench with which to remove the coupling. He said he had no wrenches, but he thought he had a pair of pliers some place In the car. These he brought forth after diligently searching under both from and hack seats. They were of the side cutting variety, with the jaws both broken. I soon remedied the trouble with equipment from my own tool box and advised my less fortunate friend to drop into an automobile accessory store and provide himself with a set of tools. Many Little Tools Needed. Aside from these special tools there are many little accessories to the tool box that are both important nnd neces sary- A tow rope, extra light bulbs, tire repair outfit, jack nnd pump, ig nition wrenches, socket wrench set. «Lron wir$. tape—many are the additions that prove a life-saver when the car gives trouble. Roxes of assorted pins, bolts and nuts nnd washers, should be Included when the list is made. SHARP CORNERS RUIN TIRES Expert* Claim It Take* Off Tread as in Skidding—It Weakens Side Wall Fabric. Taking a sharp corner without slack ening speed means poor service from tires. Although everyonp knows that It Is Inviting accident, there nre still many who will take a sharp curve without taking their foot ofT the ac celerator. The practice is responsible for as many collisions as any other one thing. But even where nothing happens to car or driver, there is something hap pening to the tire. The tendency of the car to sway to the side as it takes a corner puts a severe strain on the casing. Tire men claim to some ex tent it takes off the tread as in skid ding. More serious is its effect on the fabric. It weakens the side wall fab ric, and brings nearer the day when the tire must be discarded. They say there are drivers who will listen to something about their pocket when they are deaf to advice on living a longer life. This class should think about their tires when they ure ap proaching tbe sharp coiner and the dangerous curve. MOTORIST'S EMERGENCY KIT Need Contain but Few Item* for Tire Troubles, but These Are of Great Importance. A motorist’s emergency kit need contain but a few items for tire trou bles, but these nre vital nnd none should be omitted. These necessities are tire tape for tire or ignition trou ble, a cold-patch kit for punctures, a blow’out patch, a can of soapstone and a tire gauge. Motor Maxims Look before you back. A skid to the wise is suf ficient. An ounce of attention is worth a pound of overhaul. A tool In the kit Is worth a thousand in the garage.—Boston Transcript. A Cause for Misfiring. Because of the fact that compres sion is increased when a larger chnrge of vapor is drawn into the cylinders, causing an increase of resistance to the spark which must jump across the gap between sparking points, the en gine will misfire if these points are aet too far apart. Always Be Cartful. Always be careful when passing dose to a parked .. car. The driver might start up juat as you come alongside. Uses for Hairpins Reinforcing broken cables. Mending tlie leather fan helt. Repairing battery terminals. Attaching links of the mud chains. Cleaning dust and dirt from clogged oil holes. Wiring metal parts together to keep from rattling. The curved end. applied to cuts in the tire, for removing foreign substances. ADDITIONAL SEAT IS * HANDY IN SEDAN CAR Will Be Found Useful in Certain Kinds of Machines. In a sedan, where It is often de sired to carry a sixth passenger, the addition of a detachable, upholstered seat to fill the gap between the front sents Is both convenient and practi cal. Such n seat may be six inches wide by 14 inches long. The uphol stering is about seven inches deen. The base of the seat Is of wood, about half an inch thick. On this is placed either five or six coil springs, such as are used in chair construe 4 SHUT- “ HtTAL HJCM SPRWC3 FOLDING SCAT CAS TANK BACH view tin I I SEAT Two Types of Detachable Extra Front Seats Are Illustrated, Which Will Be Found Useful. tion. A felt or hair pad is fastened over the top. The detachable seat is then covered with the same material used for the interior coverings. The bottom of the seat is fitted with four metal hooks to catch over the edges of the adjacent seats. In an emergency, the sixth passen ger can also be accommodated by means of a robe which is stretched across the adjoining seats and car ried under the extreme edges. With the two end passengers seated, he will find the hammock-like robe quite comfortable for riding.-—Popular Me chanics Magazine. SILENCER ON TRANSMISSION Mixture of Flaxseed Meal and Lubri cant Is Recommended as Tem porary Expedient. To silence a noisy transmission try mixing flaxseed meal with the lubri cant. This is recommended only as a temporary expedient, as a noisy trans mission means generally hr<*nkage of the gears or misalignment that calls for a major operation to effect a real cure. MTOWBOILE MEW© In engines not fitted with special valve stem guide bushings excessive wear of the guide anti consequently valve stem side play and oil leakage may be prevented by reaming the guide and fitting a bronze bushing. • * * In case a rivet in the frame or oth er location is found to he broken, a very acceptable repair may be made by running a bolt through the rivet hole and clinching It with a nut on the other end. • « • When It Is necessary to prime the engine on the road und no other means is at hand, a valve cap tied to a hit of string and lowered Into the gasoline tank will bring up enough gasoline to prime one cylinder. • • • The proper tool to tue In cutting out rivets that hold together thin metal parts is a sharp chisel. The head of the rivet should be hacked up with a weight of some kind so a* to prevent tearing of the adjacent metai. see An operator of on automobile most at all times be on the lookout for pedestrians, stupid, drunk or deaf; for wagons on the wrong aide of dun gerous corners, and be prepared ts And vehicles In charge uf sleepy drivers.