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Society News
Club Activities
Personal Notes
Entertaining Features
Miss Murray Tells What To
Do To Make Meeting
The Connecticut Woman Suffrage
SonvonHon will be held at The Strat
field ne-xt week. There is a greater
significance in the convention this
year than ever before, because of the
probability that the Connecticut
women win be granied the right, to
Vote for President next November
and so make this meeting perhaps the
final, the happiest and the most vic
torious. Speakers of great promi
nence are being- secured for the great
occasion and arrangements are being
made to accommodate ail guests and
visitors from out of town.
Miss Grace X- Murray, organizer of
Fairfield County Woman SufCrage as
sociation, Is most enthusiastic for the
success of this convention. She is
in a large measure responsible for the
success of the organisation and r is
one of the most earnest workers for
the cause of woman suffrage.
This morning she was askd what
Dne should do to make the- sta.".e con
vention a success, and this is what
she advises:
"Talk to every woman in your town
who ever went to a, Connecticut State
convention urge her to go to this
one the biggest the happiest and
very likely the last.
"Talk to every suffrag-ist who
XEVER went to a state convention
urge her to go to this one "Why? J
because It may bo the Victory Cele
bration for all her work.
"Talk to every public spirited
woman whether a suffragist or not
- every woman who did war work,
every woman wio cores for the wel
fare of women and children, every
woman with civic pride tell her
that certainly, in less than four years,
ell women will have only such po
litical limiiations as our constitution
Imposes on men; that in November
of 1920 the chances are about even
that Connecticut woman will vote for
"Tell her you are going.
"Ask her to go with you In your
party or urge her to make up a
party of her own.
"Etxpl;dn to her that she can get
hospiialiiy free for the- night of Nov.
3 2 and 13 by writing- to Mrs. II. W.
Fleck, 897 Lafayette street. Bridge
jort, or she can get rooms at the
Hotel Lorraine or at The Stratfield,
and there are a limited supply of
rooms at the X, W. C -A, for a nom
inal sum.
"There will be a list of prominent
speakers every day. On Friday noon,
a features luncheon, and last, but not
least, the regular business of the con
vention and the changes in our state
c o nstr ro ti on ma d e necessary by
our growing- department of Citizen
ship and the Imminence of our suf
frage leagues becoming leagues of
women voters.
"Please take care of these details
and then you'll all get together and
he glad."
Mrs. S. C Shaw, president of th
Bridgeport Equal Franchise League,
is in charge of local arrangements.
Seldom is any artist or organization
accorded the reception given to the
Philharmonic Orchestra of New Tork
with. Percy Grainger, the pianist-com-ipo-sr
as soloist at the Park theatre,
last evening. Glancing over the au
dience it looked as if Time had beeji
setback about five years. It was
representative of the best Bridgeport
can offer and its keen appreciation
showed clearly that it was a gather
ing of music lovers.
Josef Sfcransky has oeen a the head
of the Philhaxm onl e for a number of
years and is a conductor par excel
lence. Under his direction his com
Tanv of artists played magnificently.
Huge volume?; of warm, rich sound
'friended colorfully into vivid tone
picture's- New to this dry at least
w-as the descriptive smite "Caucasian
Sketches." by Ippolitow-Ivanow. The
music is vivid with wild baxbario
flashes and the rhythm that is typic
ally of th East. It had wi-erd touches
aTid unexpected turns and twists in
the melodies. Full of character it
was splendidly rendered.
A new composition by Rogers, "To
the Fallen," a dirge for the orchestra,
was full of a grave dignity and great
depth of feelings It was intended as a
tribute to the legion who quietly gave
their all in the great war. Simplic
ity is Its chief characteristic and it is
tender and sweet It is likely that
this composition will rank very high
and will be heard often. Beetho
ven's Eighth Symphony was given
with a great deal of interpretative
skilL It is brilliant and sparkling,
and at its close Stransky wa.s forced
to bow his thanks repeatedly.
Perhaps the chief interest of the
evening centered about Grainger.
Those who had heard him at a pri
vate recital about two years ago were
out in force last- night to hear him
again. His rendition of the solo part
of Tchaikovsys great Concerto in B
fiat minor, proved him to be a vir
tooeo and thorough master of his in
strument This is not only a great
composition but an extremely difficult
one and makes great demands on the
artist. His playing is extremely vir
ile and he obtains a lovely singing
tone that is rich and full of color. The
great chords crashed and resounded
to be followed Immediately with soft
warm melody that wove ltaelf Into an
exquisite tone poem. Hi3 technic un
questionably places him on the
heights. At the conclusion of the
Concerto he waa recalled again and
again until he very graciously assent
ed to an encore. After playing- such
. a tremendous composition the au
dience appreciated greatly the grant
ing of the encore.
The concluding number for the or
- chestra was the overture, "Tannhaus
er," Wagner. Its rendition was in
keeping with that of the rest of the
program, Tha orchestration la
Contributions to tbis department
;odc Barnnm 1287 or
The Fairfield County caucus at the
state convention, taking place of the
regular November meeting, will be
held at 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon,
or immediately on adjournment of
the convention session, in the ball
room of The Stratfield, Thursday,
Nov. 1 3. There will be no other
county gathering until January. Sev
eral important matters must be acted
upon, and it is urgently requested
that all members be present.
Mrs. William J. Taft will be in
structor at the first meeting of the
basketry class of the Bridgeport Art
League on Thursday morning at 9
clock when the advanced classes
ill meet, and at 1 p. m. when a
beginners' class will be started.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Anderson of
Park avenue are entertaining at their
tiome Miss Marion Goode of Elmira.
Mrs. F. Winthrop Pyle, of Wash
ington terrace, will be hostess for the
very large bridge to be given by the
Thursday Luncheon club on Nov. H
at the Brooklawn Country club for
the benefit of the West End Day Nur
sery of the Associated Charities. Gen
erous patronage for the success of
the bridge is assured the club and a
great many have already sent in
their subscriptions.
Mrs. Raymond Porter of Fairfield
gavo a miscellaneous shower at her
home in honor of Miss Beatrice Allen
whose wedding will be celebrated this
month. The guests of the evening in
cluded Mrs. Carl Gebhardt, Mrs. W.
Eichner, Mrs. A. J. Porter, Mrs. Geo.
Mansfield, Mrs. E. K. Root, Mrs. G.
Klein, Mrs. J. O'Donnell, Mrs. Jennie
Allen, Mrs. Nellie Higgins, Mrs. E.
Hubbard, Mrs. W. McNight, Miss
Florence Mansfield, Miss Marion
Whalen, Miss Katbryn Bock, Miss
Beatrice O'Donnell, Miss Hattie Hor
nocks. Miss Helen Benson, Mrs. H.
Louisbruik, Mrs. C. Nikon and Mrs,
R. Porter.
Miss Odette Feder of Greenfield
Hill is spending several days in New
York city.
Mts. B. H. Polland, Mrs. Robert
Stoddard. Mrs. George Swezy and
Mrs. J. Wilkins are the delegates of
the Ladies' auxiliary of Trinity church
for the annual convention to he heM
at Hartford tomorrow.
Mrs. Ethel Polland Hubhell of New
York city is the guest of her parents,
Mr. and" Mrs. B. H. Polland, of Sea-
view avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of
Main street are planning to spend the
week-end in Hartford with Mrs. John
son's mother. Mrs. C. Browne.
The Girls Friendly society of St
Paul's Episcopal church will entertain
with a dance in Sherman Hall on
Tuesday, November 21. The patron
esses for the affair include- Mrs. W.
H. Wheeler, Mrs. Gardner Mallett,
Mrs. Reid S. Shipley, Miss Jennyi Car
roll. great and the melodies such as only
"Wagner gave to the world. When
the last chord had literally crashed
into silence the audience gave Stran
sky and his players an ovation such
as is seldom heard in this city. Equal
ly unprecedented was the fact that an
encore was given.
-WEST I .N n.
Mabel Xormand's latest Goldwyn
picture, "Upstairs," which is playing
at the West End theatre tonight, is
a unique adventure for this popular
star. In her new; vehicle Miss IKTor
mand plays the part of a helper in
the kitchen of a fashionable hotel.
Her cosrume, during the first half
of the picture, consists of trousers,
a cap and pair of brogans about six
sizes too large for her. Her one am
bition in life is to take part in the
gay social affairs which go on above
the ceiling of her underground work
ing place.
Making moulds for grape fruit and
ice cream do not dull the enthusiasm
of the girl, for she is seen dancing
to the strain of the jazziest music
while the screen flashes views of the
hotel's guests dancing upstairs.
How she manages to have her hour
of joy is brought about when she
sneaks upstairs and peeps into the
hall. Here she is seen by a million
aire guest who is interested in the
strange antics of the "boy." He
changes clothes with a bellhop, goes
downstairs, and manages to smuggle
a dress to the "boy" so that she may
have her little taste of the joys of
the world.
BilMe West in "The Grat" In two
reels will also be shown.
"Checkers," the spectacular picture
made by William Fox, which opened
at Poll's, is even better as a picture
than it was as a stage play. Much of
the action occurs outdoors, and Di
rector Richard Stanton took full ad
vantage of the situation to make his
exterior scenes not only elaborate,
but perfect in detail.
The story tells of a Southern beauty
who falls in love with Checkers, the
race tout. He grooms a horse owned
by the girl for a rich stakes, and in
getting the horse to the race track
encounters tremendous difficulties.
His chase leads from the South to
New Tork and through Chinatown.
At the last minute, just before the
race is to start, the jockey is malic
iously blinded, and the young girl
rides the horse to victory. It is one
of the best and most stirring pic-
I tures in every respect seen hers la
are always welcome. Either
mail news to editor.
Mies Estalle Wrie-ht n-P iRjia street
returned from a several weeks stay
with relatives in Buffalo, N. Y.
Miss EUzaJbeth Seeley of Brookjawn
avenue was hostess at a meeting of
the Little Sisters at her home yester
day afternoon when plans were made
for the Christmas sale and fair which
will be given during the holidays for
the benefit of the West End 'day nur
sery. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Older of Hart
ford spent several days with Mrs. Ol
ders' sister, Mrs. Anna Selcks, of Bos
ton avenue.
The united services of the Episcopal
parishes of the city -will be held to
night at 8 o'clock at Christ church,
Courtland street. The speakers of the
evening wrill be Bishop Page of Spo
kane, Wash., and Lewis T. Franklin,
director of the Liberty Loan cam
paign, of New Tork, Congregational
singing will -be led by the combined
choirs of the seven Episcopal churches.
Members of the Visiting Nurse as
sociation held their regular monthly
meeting yesterday morning at head
quarters in the Professional building.
A very successful report of the month
was presented by Miss Helen I. Boyd,
superintendent of the association, and
Dr. Walter H. Brown outlined the
Tuberculosis campaign for the city
which will be largely financed by the
association's sale of Red Cross Christ
mas seals. Mrs. Sanford Stoddard,
president of the association, will be
chairman of the campaign; Mrs. H.
W. Fleck was named chairman of the
Tuberculosis committee, and Mrs.
Frederick A. Strong was elected to
serve on the committee.
Mrs. T. I. Ferguson of Wells street
entertained at bridge yesterday after
noon when tables for four were ar
ranged. The guests who participated
in the game were Mrs. C. B. Doremus,
Mrs. C. E. Richardson, Mrs. A. H.
Bullard, Mrs. R. E. Kent, Mrs. W. G.
Chase, Miss Elsie Jackson, Mrs. Frank
Hickman, Miss Stublin of Buffalo,
N. Y., Mrs. Weeley Hayes, Miss Frank
Beers, Mrs. Guy Hammond, Mrs.
Philip L. Holzer, Mrs. W. E. Fergu
son, Mrs. W. J. Taft and Miss M. Tay
lor. Mr and Mrs. Bernard Stanley of
Syracuse, N. T.r are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John C. Reed of Stratford
The Ladles of Charity, St. Vincent
de Paul, will meet tomorrow after
noon at the Nurses' Home for sew
ing. Mrs. J. E. Kelly, president, urges
every member to be present.
Miss Fannie Dickson of Boston av
enue is entertaining at her home her
cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Warren LeGair
of Pittsfield.
The November assembly of the
women of the Park Street Congrega
tional church will be held at 3:30
o'clock In the afternoon on Thursday.
This will be the first of a series of
meetings on Christian Americaniza
tion. Miss Beach and Mrs. Kingston
will be the leaders and their subject
will be "The Present Issue."
some time. The all-star cast headed
by Thomas J. Carrigan and Jean
Acker give an evenly balanced per
formance. The supporting vaudeville program
is one of unusual excellence, being
headed by Dugan and Raymond in
one of the most laughable skits seen
here recently, "An Ace in the Hole."
Murray and Voelk present a surprise
act. Elsie Pilcer, sister of the famous
dancer, Harry Pilcer, who has been
Gaby Deslys partner for years, proves
herself to be as agile as her brother.
Burke and Durkin have a song-and-fun
turn that also wins favor.
The membership campaign of the
Bridgeport Chapter, American Red
Cross, is meeting with great success.
A majority of people are joining the
ereat army of the Red Cross by send
ing in their subscriptions through the
mails. All members of the chapter
Have been asked through the mails
renew their membership, and fine
response is being received.
Membership headquarters have
opened on Main street, near the cor
ner of State, in the building formerly
occupied by F. Lyman, the optician.
The chapter is sending out an appeal
io the public to make the campaign
this year a success.
New Clothes
There is still a marked fondness
for the pastel shades for evening
It is predicted that the reckless
popularity with which metal effects
are controlling the mode this season
will make it die young perhaps by
another season.
A new wrap trimming consists of
velvet leaves veined with bead
ing. The new French embroideries fea
ture barbaric colorings.
Another French vogue takes up
lame embroideries. They are seen in
Sweaters are seen in hand crochet
ed and hand-knitted models, not only
in wool but in silk also: Some of the
models are collarless and have no re
vera of any sort.
The most popular shades to date
1 the bright shades.
MBE AT i ffiUut mm 5 us- ut turn j pgn qq
Ladies' Charitable Society
Give Much Help to Those
Who Need Assistance
At the regular monthly meeting of
the managers, and the annual meeting
held at the home of Mrs. Walter B.
Lashar today, an excelleent report of
the work of the Bridgeport Ladies'
Charitable Society, for the year end
ing Oct. 31, 1919, was read. October
of 1919 brings the ending of the
106th year of the Bridgeport Ladies'
Charitable Society.
The work accomplished this year is
the same that has been carried on for
more than a century, the giving of a
helping hand to those who from mis
fortune, increasing age, illness, of
whatever has brought them to need
From the Needlework Guild was
received 157 garments, from the Val
entine Tea held on Feb. 14, at the
home of the president, Mrs. George
E. Somers, $925. supplemented
by the generous gift of $50 from the
Crane Company, the gift from the
benevolent unknown doner of man;
years of ten tons of coal, through the
Wheeler & Howes Company, from
the Red Cross 5S7 yards of material,
and from other sources 60 garments.
On March 19 an extra all day
"'rel"'B was neia ror making dresses
from the gingham given by the Red
Cross, which added 27 dresses.
Besides monthly meetings, the ex
ecutive committee, consisting of the
officers and four directresses, hold
meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednes
days of each month, excepting the
months of July, August and Septem
ber, at the rooms nf tVi Tt,-'
Middle street, to receive applicants
alu. w"o are visited by some man
ager, and help given according tc
their needs. This includes clothing
coal and grocery orders of $2 each
The garments given out this year
number 396. shoes 26
1 nuiieriai, it coal orders of 1-2 ton
I each, monthly donations of money to
auuuL u Denenciaries, grocery orders
i. eacn to tno number of 191,
with $60 in money to special cases.
The money from the Fairehild
Fund, $78, was given to 26 widows, $3
to each. On Thanksgiving day $3
each was given to 26 families.
Donations were received from the
Read school, Mrs. Orcutt, Mrs. Henry
Pyle, Mrs. Kinsley, Mrs. Morrison,
Misses Fitch, some unknown givers,
Messrs. Wheeler & Howes, A. W. Bur
rltt & Co., John Reck & Son, James
Horan & Son.
The managers given grateful
thanks to all who have aided them
in their work, to the press for favors
received, and for the kindly interest
always manifested by the public in
their undertakings.
The managers are: Mrs. George E.
Somers, Mrs. Edmund C. Bassick.
Mrs. Frank Kinsley, Mrs. Zalmon
Goodsell, Mrs. Morris B. Beardsley,
Mrs. Frank T. Staples, Mrs. E. W.
Fairehild, Mrs. H. S. Shelton, Mrs. F.
A. Strong, Mrs. A. S. May, Mrs. Wm.
Morrison, Mrs. Hobart R. Wheeler,
Mrs. Jerome Orcutt, Mrs. J. R. Wooa
hull, Mrs. H. P. llenehan, Mrs. W.
Nichols, Mrs. W. B. Lasnar, iviru. C.
N. Worthen, Mrs. J. M. Tomlinson,
Miss M. L. Fitch.
George EL Somers; vice president.
inrs. .frame r. staples; recording sec
retary. Miss rvr7-v T. titi. .,.,,--
Mrs. Frederick A. Strong; corresponding-
secretary, Mrs. William Morrison;
conference representatives, MrsYank
Kinsley and Mrs. Hamilton S. Shelton.
uv..ii3 iiiuuuw ,u.Ti. r. w . .f air
child. Mrs. 7T KbeJtOTi TVrr-a 7ilmAn
Goodsell, Mrs. Jerome Orcutt. The
advisory 'board. Judge Morris B.
Beardslev. Frank T. Stanles. G
Henry A. Bishop.
man supposed to send flowers to a
young- woman who is to acompany
him to a dance?"
(Answer.) It is not obligatory for
him to do so. It is simply a grace
ful thing for him to do. It is more
customary when she is the girl he La
en&ag-ed to marry.
A "LADY" "Just when Is it cor
rect to use the word 'lady instead
of 'woman in conversation or cor
respondence?" (Answer.) Let's refer that question
to the Oxford Dictionary, which is
printed in a country where the two
words have really distinct significance'.
That great work devotes about seven
columns to discussing" the word
"lady." The first definition of all
which it gives is 'as a designation for
a woman." Further along, more di
rectly answering your question, it
says: "In modern use, 'lady1 is the
recognized feminine analogue of
'gentleman and is applied to all wo
men above a loosely-defined and vari
able, but usually not very elevated
standard of social position." In our
own country, the ttse of the word
"woman" Is preferred instead of
"lady" in most cases by the batter
During the war, millions of women
have been at work in vocations into
which they have never before been
called in Munition Factories, Chem
ical Works, Metal Works, Street Rail
ways, and as ' Ambulance Drivers,
Barbers, and Elevator Girls. Un
doubtedly thousands of others have
longed to serve in this way, but be
cause of female ailments, which had
fastened upon them, were not able to
do so. Women in this condition should
give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound a trial and find health and
strength, as thousands of others have
so done. Adv.
1? A
Whisperings there are, very au
thoritative whisperings, that the Eton
is to be with us once a?ain. Mean
while, there are charming hints of it
on all sides, and some few instance?
cf the real, real thing.
In the hint class, tho, is- this de
lightful little tricotine thing for an
up-to-date junior person. Navy it Is,
Home Health Club
Edited by DR. DAVTD II. REFDER, Cliicago
Typhoid Fever and its Home Treat
ment At this season of the year
there are nearly always more cases
of typhoid fever than at any other
time, and for that reason it is an
order for the Home Health club to
discuss the subject again. With pro
per home treatment typhoid becomes
one of the least dangerous of fevers.
In the first place, the regular hydro
therapeutic treatment for fevers, as
I have often described it, should be
thoroughly carried out, and then the
question of diet and massage will
constitute all of the necessary re
maining treatment, with the excep
tion that enemas of about one-half
gallon of warm water, containing one
tablespoonful of salt, should be given
every night until symptoms of diar
rhoea appear; then either stop them
or give every other night until the
typhoid discharge appears, after
which the principal danger is past.
Nearly every sympton of tympan
ites, hemorrhage, and fever can be
almost entirely prevented by a strict
adherence to the fasting principle.
Absolutely no food, liquid or solid,
should be given until the bowel dis
charge above referred to has appear
ed usually about the seventh or the
ninth day) and then It must be given
in very small quantities and slowly
increased. Give all the pure water the
patient wants at any time and all
It is well to remember that no ac
cumulations, either of a healthful or
unhealthful character, can take place
in the system except by the consump
tion of food, water or air. When the
bright sunlight is admitted into our
dwellings it reveals accumulation of
duet, filth or cobwebs, unmanifest
but for the introduction of light. Just
so when "the creature" we call a
; disease germ has found lodgement in
: our inner being, and forthwith kin
! dies a big fire, we may know, but for
j the presence of material with which
to build such fires, there would be
, no fever, because there is none of
these materials upon which the fever
may feed, which are properly speak
ing, waste or refuse from over-feeding
or improper living in some way.
Now, although this interior fire
causes intense suffering, and needs t
be extinguished with all reasonable
speed, yet a real service is being done
for the afflicted one, because in ac
cordance with some of the higher
laws, nature is striving to "clean
house" for us. We need, then, not
only to secure relief from pain, but
to cleanse and put into order such
as will require no further renovating
for a time, at least, these dwelling
places where the dirt-loving bug has
found herself so much at home.
Opinions differ as to feeding the
patient, but here common reason
must grasp the helm. The tongue is
the direct indicator of bodily needs;
and until it is no longer coated, the
patient needs no food of any kind.
Pure water and that alone, will suf
fice every need; though, if the suf
ferer decidedly wishes a very little
diluted sweet milk or fresh butter
milk it may be given.
Is there a reason for this prescrip
tion of food? Suppose yourself carry
ing a heavy burden for a long and
weary distance; your strength at last
gives "way, anid you sink down ex
hausted. The burden you have been
carrying has caused your collapse,
remember. 'Next, suppose some as
sistant is sent for, and upon arriving
where you lie at once prescribes that
your burden be increased, and you
at once arise and go forward with
it. A heavy load, such as is laid upon
a poor, tired beast sometimes, might
cause you to stagger along under such
conditions; but, like" him also, you
might suddenly die from lack of
breath. Would it not be wiser to
ighten the burden you had borne, or,
f possible, remove it entirely, and
waste, largely unused food accu
mulations doubtless was the cause
of your fever. Now, lay the load
down utterly and leave it until all
trace of the typhoid poison is gone
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as all good, practicn.1 junior clothes j
must ho, and with some shiny black
braid for decoration, besides some
bright little brass buttons on its cuff a
and dan cling from the -ides of its
jacket ; then, finally, it has to its
credit a bright little bit of a brass
colored "kid bf-lt.
or the mucous lining of the intestines
no longer show evidence of its pre
sence; there is no danger of starving.
To tho reader who does his own
thinking and members of the Home
Health Club are generally such
these simple, sensible methods must
T will gladly answer all inquiries
for information on health subjects
from readers of this publication if
same are addressed to the Home
Health Club, LaPorte, Ind. Send full
name and address with 4 cents post
age. Night Sweats In some sicknesses
the terrible night sweats will reduce
the strength of the patient so rapidly
that all efforts to build it up seems
unavailing. Under the Home Health
Club method of treatment a cure can
usually be secured in one or two
nights. I will let one of the club
members tell of her experience.
"My husband was taken violently
ill, and though wc usually depend
entirely upon the Home Health Club
books for the treatment of every
thing I wa s so a la r me d that I sent
for our old family physician, and
when he said that the case was a
doubtful one I was completely pros
trated with grief. When the profuse
night eweais begun the doctor said
he could do nothing to prop them
more than he was cb.ing. I asked him
if I might try the Home Health Club
treatment and he reluctantly con
sented, saying ho was afraid a se
vere cold might result. I prepared the
solution according to tho directions
given in the Uook of Lectures. and
sponged only a part of the body that
night, a nd the sweating was greatly
reduced, no cold. Next night I spong
ed the entire body with it, and the
night sweats were cured. My husband
improved rapidly, and was soon at
tending to his business. The doctor
was so well pleased that he copied
the formula from my book for fu
ture use. The simple formula is as
follows: Common vinegar, one pint;
common salt, one teuspoonful; com
mon red pepper, one teaspoonful. Mix
and set on the stove to slowly seep
down to one-half, then sponge the
body carefully and gently, under the
bed covers, so ,as to prevent chilling.
This should be applied on going to
bed at night. I have never known it
to fail."
To clean a frying pan. rub with
hard crust of broad, and wash with
hot water and washing soda. Xever
scrub, or the next food fried in it
will be likely to stick.
To clean rusty and blackened
knives, use half a raw potato, dipped
in brick dust.
In washing sandy vegetables, such
as spinach, use a large pan, and drain t
off the water carefully, that the sand
may not go down the sink pipe. Even
a spoonful of sand will cut and wear
a pipe more than gallons of water.
Mould can be kept from the top of
preserves by putting a few drops of
glycerine around the edges of the jars
before screwing on the covers.
Shoe leather stains on white stock
ings may be removed by applying
oxalic acid diluted with water, in the
proportion of half an ounce of acid to
a pint of wate. Rinse and repeat un
til stain is gone. "Wash very thor
oughly afterward, or acid will leave a
mark of its own.
To remove blood stains, saturate
with kerosene oil and let stand a few
moments, then wash in cold water.
To clean soiled wall paper, take
half a loaf of bread and gently rub
the soiled parts, working always in a
downward direction. As soon as bread
is soiled cut off a thin slice.
Every Phase of Community
Singing To Be
Community music has developed s
thoroughly in Bridgeport as to have
touched the life of practically every
man, woman and child at some point, .
and there are few subjects of more
real interest to the city than its
further development as a singing
community. Consequently the meet
ing to be held at S o'clock tonight in
the auditorium of the old or pre
Vocational high school, on Congress
street as a rally of all concerned in
community singing has aroused much
enthusiasm. The meeting is the last
of a series that has been held by the
Bridgeport Community Service Com
mission with the co-operation of the
organizations working for the bet
terment of Bridgeport to stimulate
activity In varied lines of civic im
provement. The speaker of the evening w!ll be
Dr O. F. Lewis of New York city,
well known nationally as an author
ity on community singing. Dr. Lewis
was formerly a professor at the Uni
versity of Maine, and is a man of ex
perience in national affairs and of
reputation as a speaker and writer.
During the war he was director of all
the song leaders operating in the can
tonments under the war camp com
munity service. He has a rich fund
of humor and his talk is sure to be
entertaining as well as full of sug
The various forms of community
music, as they have become part of
the city's musical life, will be heard in
the evening's program. The com
munity service orchestra, which has
appeared with marked success at a
number of civic occasions of late, will
play two selections under the leader
ship of J. Henry Hutzel, its director,
whose ability and energy have made
it a success. The Liberty chorus,
which has an enviable record of ser
vice to the city for the past few
years, will send a double quartet un
der its leader, Mrs F. B. Granniss. to
add to the evening's enjoyment. The
Community Service male double quar
tet, composed of Elis Lundberg, Wal
ter Smith, Howard Nettleton, Leslie
Huggins, Charles Williams, Ralph
Trucsdale, Ernest East, Charles
Couch. Harry Bailey and A. W. Mar
tin, will also entertain with their de
lightful songs.
A. C. Bruel, the Community Service
song leader, will act as chairman of
the meeting and will introduce some
new stunts in group singing. It prom
ises to be a great meeting for those
who like to sing, to bear singing, or
hear about singing. There is no ad
mission, and if you are interested in
community singing, you are invited
to come.
Charming Dancing
The "wee sma' hours " win come alt
too soon for the youthful wearer
of this charming frock. From the
tiny rosebuds that cling to the shoul
der strap, all the way down to their
kindred buds on the very edge of the
skirt, this gown is the sure sign of a
good time. And the reason is mosi
Made of coppery tinted taffeta, the
bodice is perfectly plain, reaching
over each shoulder in narrow straps.
But the skirt carries us back to tho
belles of other days. Two deep scal
loped flounces of the taffeta topped
off with an encircling ring of rose
buds simulates the "hoop" in all lt.i
piquancy, but without' its awkward
ness. The modern note is sounded
again in the narrowing of the skirt
around the ankles, while a narrow
band of elastic cleverly shirred In at
the edge of the hem provides the
necessary amount of freedom for the
movements during the moments of
the dance.
Put silver knives, forks and spoons
Soak in cold water all dishes which
have been used for egg, milk and
starchy foods and in hot water all
dishes used for sugary or other sticky'
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