The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 05, 1940, Image 2

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    FOR YOUR IN-BETWEEN HOLIDAY PARTIES
(See Recipes Below)
Household News
Expected, and unexpected situa
tions too, arise during the holiday
seasons. People drop in just to wish
you a "Merry Christmas.” Others
are invited for some specified time.
The night before Christmas you may
want to have a "trimming the
Christmas tree” party. Or, your
daughter may ask a few of her
ch 'ms in for a small party.
Whether you expect to be on the
entertainment committee for a fam
ily reunion, or Just a hostess for a
casual holiday gathering, it's a good
idea to put on your thinking cap
and plan some easy-to-prepare mass
refreshments.
Sandwich makings that the guests
can put together themselves are al
ways a good choice for quick-party
menus.
Fruit refrigerator cakes are the
perfect solution for chief cooks who
want to play the
role of leisurely
hostess without
last minute culi
nary responsibili
ties. They are
practical, too
from the stand
point of using left
over fruits that might be cluttering
up the refrigerator. These delica
cies always have a glamorous “par
ty" look and appeal to every sweet
tooth; but, best of all, they can be
made in jig time in the morning,
leaving the afternoons and early
evenings free for "fun.”
Peach Refrigerator Cake.
(Serves 8)
1% cups (1 can) sweetened con
densed milk
Vi cup lemon juice
1 cup canned sliced peaches (well
drained)
2 egg whites (stiffly beaten)
24 chocolate wafers
Blend sweetened condensed milk
and lemon juice thoroughly. Stir
until mixture thickens. Add sliced
peaches, which have been well
drained. Beat egg whites until stiff
and fold into mixture. Line narrow
oblong pan with wax paper. Cover
with fruit mixture. Add layer of
wafers, alternating with the fruit
mixture, finishing with a layer of
wafers. Chill in refrigerator 6 hours,
or longer. To serve, turn out on
small platter and carefully remove
wax paper. Cut in slices, and serve
plaiA or with whipped cream.
Refrigerator Fruit Cake.
2% cups graham cracker crumbs
(rolled fine)
W pound marshmallows (cut fine)
1V4 cups dates (cut fine)
M cup nut meats (broken)
cup thin cream
cup Maraschino cherries (cut
fine)
Combine ingredients in order list
ed. Mix well. Press firmly into a
tube pan lined with heavy wax pa
per, buttered. Chill thoroughly in
refrigerator over night, or longer.
Slice and serve with whipped cream.
Gingerbread Waffles.
(Serves 6)
1 cup molasses
% cup butter
1 teaspoon soda
% cup sour milk
1 egg (beaten)
2 cups cake flour
2 teasp. ginger
% teaspoon salt
Heat molasses
and butter to
boiling point. Remove from fire and
beat in the soda. Add sour milk,
beaten egg, and the flour which has
been sifted with the ginger and salt.
Mix well. Bake in hot waflle iron.
Serve with whipped cream and a
dash of nutmeg.
Refrigerator Fruit Pudding.
(Serves 8 to 10)
Mi pound prunes
1-inch stick cinnamon
6 whole cloves
Vi cup seeded raisins
Vi cup brown sugar
1 pkg. lemon flavored gelatin
*4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Vi cup dried figs (cut fine)
Vi cup citron (cut fine)
Vi cup almonds (cut fine)
Soak prunes in sufficient water to
cover, until soft. Add cinnamon and
cloves and simmer until prunes are
tender. Drain, and when cool, stone
and chop prunes. Add 1 cup of the
prune juice to raisins and brown
sugar and heat to boiling point. Dis
solve gelatin in hot mixture and
blend in orange and lemon juices.
Chill until almost thickened, then
add chopped prunes and all remain
ing ingredients. Pour into one large
mold or individual molds and chill
overnight.
Plum Pudding.
(Serves 6)
Vi cup milk
3 Vi cups soft bread crumbs
Vi pound suet (ground)
Vi cup sugar
2 eggs (separated)
Vi cup seedless raisins
Vi cup currants
Vi pound figs (cut fine)
Vi cupN citron (sliced thin)
Vi teaspoon nutmeg
Vi teaspoon cinnamon
y« teaspoon cloves
Vi teaspoon mace
Vi teaspoon salt
V* cup apple cider
Scald milk and pour over bread
crumbs. Cool. Cream ground suet
in warm bowl. Add sugar, cream
together thoroughly, and add well
beaten egg yolks. Combine these
two mixtures. Add cut fruits to
gether with spices and salt. Add
cider. Lastly, fold in stiffly beaten
egg whites. Pour into well-greased
pudding mold. Cover tightly and
steam for 6 hours. Serve with hard
sauce.
Left-Over Cake Dessert.
(Serves 8)
Vi cup butter
1 Vb cups sugar
3 eggs
Vi cup maraschi
no cherries (cut
fine)
Vi cup nut meats
(broken)
Vi cup crushed
(drained) pine
apple.
l tablespoon lemon juice
Left-over sponge or angel food cake
(sliced)
Cream butter, add sugar slowly
and beat well. Add beaten egg yolks
and blend thoroughly; then add
cherries, nut meats, crushed pine
apple and lemon juice. Fold in stiff
ly beaten egg whites.
Line a shallow pan with thinly
sliced left-over cake and top with a
layer of the filling; repeat until all
filling is used, ending with a layer
of cake. Chill overnight. To serve,
cut in slices and top with whipped
| cream.
Graham Cracker Dessert.
(Serves 6)
3 tablespoons butter
H cup sugar
2 eggs
Mi cup milk
1V4 cups graham cracker crumbs
(rolled fine)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Mi teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter and add sugar grad
ually, while beating constantly. Sep
arate eggs and add egg yolks which
have been well-beaten. Combine
graham cracker crumbs with the
baking powder and salt. Add this
mixture alternately with the milk to
the butter and sugar mixture. Add
vanilla extract. Beat egg whites
and fold in carefully. Bake in two
well-greased layer-cake pans in a
moderately hot oven (375 degrees)
for approximately 25 minutes. Serve
as a dessert, putting the two layers
together and topping with whipped
cream.
Better Baking.
Quality in food is what Ameri
cans look for today. Not only
must the ingredients be good, but
they must be combined in the
best way possible for perfect re
sults. Formerly, just the thought
of baking pies, cakes or breads
would frighten the inexperienced
cook. Today, the most timid be
ginner has little difficulty in fol
lowing recipe directions.
Miss Howe's cookbook "Better
Baking” contains such recipes,
simple and easy to understand,
and easy to follow; and the re
sults will do the young cook
proud.
You may secure your copy of
her cookbook by writing to "Bet
ter Baking,” in care of Eleanor
Howe, 919 North Michigan Ave
nue. Chicago. Illinois, and enclos
ing 10 cents in coin.
• {Released by Western Newspaper Union *
Making the ‘Coin of the Realm’
At Rate of $16,799,283 Per Day
$16,799,283 in new paper money every day! And that’s some
spondulicks! Most of this is made, into dollar bills, as these are in
greatest demand, and the life of the dollar bill is only about nine
months. After that it is a fiscal wreck, so it is recalled to the treas
ury department and carefully destroyed. Some of the principal
stages in the manufacture of Uncle Sam's paper money are shown
here. No coins are minted in Washington.
PROOF READER . . . Mrs.
Isabel Gaither, employee of the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
(shown at left), reads sheets of
new money seeking possible de
fects. Millions of dollars in new
money pass through her hands
every year—but still she remains
unspoiled.
(Below): A view of the treas
ury building’s south end with a
statue of Alexander Hamilton,
first secretary of the treasury, at
the foot of the steps. The site was
chosen by President Andrew
Jackson.
Left: Leland How
ard, acting director of
the mint, showing
model of Roosevelt
medal to visitors. Med
als struck of earlier
Presidents are shown
in the background.
Engraved plates must be ivashed
by hand, as above. The girl is put
ting the special paper on the press.
There is ativays a targe
reserve on hand in the fin
ished money vaults — ap
proximately $100,000,000.
Favorite apparatus in the treasury
department which puts checks in en
velopes for mailing to recipients at
the rate of 1,600,000 a month.
I his machine makes money last longer by giving it "body,"
ami ilic vtittp crinkly music tee like to hear.
WHO’S
NEWS
THIS
WEEK
By LEMUEL F. PARTON
(Consolidated Features—WNU Service.)
NEW YORK.—For many years.
Ernest G. Draper has been
speaking up for the small business
man whenever he had a chance.
n , This now be
°ut to Channel comes his of.
Small Business flcial assign
In Defense Work ment as the
Federal Re
serve board, of which he is a gov
ernor, designates him as the board’s
representative in its invitation to
small business to get in happily on
the defense effort. He will work
with the officers of reserve banks in
their co-operation with local banks
in loosening credit and giving small
concerns a crack at government
contracts. The idea seems to be to
channel small banking as well as
small manufacturing into the de- |
fense mobilization of money and
productivity.
Mr. Draper, New York head of
a food packing and marketing
business which isn’t so small, has
earnestly extolled what he calls
“business statesmanship.’’ He
writes for trade journals and
expounds for business forums his
idea of a wide diffusion of oppor
tunity among small business
men, and the peril of unre
strained monopoly and whole
hog taxation. From 1935 to 1938,
he was assistant secretary of
commerce, becoming a gover
nor of the Federal Reserve board
in March of the latter year. In
1930, he was the representative
of industry on the National La
bor board. In June of last year
he advocated, before a senate
sub-committee, a proposal to
liberalize federal banking ma
chinery in the interest of the
small manufacturer and mer
chant.
Owning a yacht and belonging to
several swank yachting clubs might
seem to exclude Mr. Draper from
the small business league, but it has
been no bar sinister. Amherst gave
him a degree in 1906 and later on
an honorary master’s degree.
This writer was talking to the
owner of a small tool plant in New
Jersey the other day, and found
him quite angry about the defense
program. He said the New Deal
had rigged everything for the big
boys, with nothing for the little ones,
and that it will be worse now that
the election is over and small-busi
ness votes aren’t immediately need
ed. Mr. Draper’s new activities may
reassure him.
THERE is pace and precision
in Rachel Crothers' polished
dramas of life and manners. Simi
larly everything clicks in her Amer
.. , , _ .. . ican Theater
Needy of Britain wing, which
Is Taken Under she started
Thespians’Wing laatu January
with six wom
en, and which now has more than
3,000 persons knitting, sewing, gath
ering funds, garments, food, blan
kets, even ambulances and can
teens, and keeping them moving to
England in mounting quantity.
About 1,000 o' Mrs. Crothers’ asso
ciates are New York women, in and
out of the theater. But the organi
zation and momentum are distinctly
of the theater, and a score for the
world of make-believe in facing the
grim urgency of harsh reality.
Mrs. Crothers has staged an
average of one play a year ever
since the Broadway presentation
of “The Three of Us.” in 1906.
At her home In Bloomington, 111.,
she was an impresario of paper
dolls at the age of four and
staged her first play—in the back
parlor of her home 50 years ago,
when she was 12. It was a five
act play, called “Every Cloud
Has a Silver Lining.” She was
the outstanding dramatist of her
Sunday school class, but, be
cause of the deacons, her plays
were discreetly offered as
sketches. Her parents, of Scotch,
Irish, Hugenot antecedents, were
both doctors.
After her graduation from the
state normal university of Illinois,
she worked first in amateur and then
professional theatricals, writing,
acting and producing and then
stormed Broadway with no impres
sive resources other than the manu
script of “The Three of Us.” The
Sunday school playwright from
Bloomington hit a bright note of big
town sophistication right from the
start, clear on down to “Susan and
God" of two years ago.
She is slender, brisk and alert
at 62, a bit prim, but in and of the
I big town, a distinguished lady of the
theater and supremely effective in
all that she does. During the World
war, she organized and managed as
president the Stage Women’s War
Relief organization, with similar
! succers in its humane objective. In
the slump of 1932, she and John
Golden, tr.e theatrical producer, or
ganized the highly efficient stage re
s lief fund. SJie supplies at least one
courageous answer to defeatism and
j futility. All aiound one hear* of the
j gallant efforts of the stage women.
JTERNIW _ r<w
.Department
1252-B
IN A season when jumpers have
* jumped way out in front of any
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Because the skirt is made with
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perfectly charming on slim little
figures. Because it’s adorned with
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For the pinafore jumper of this
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For the plain little tailored blouse
(with short or long sleeves) chal
Charity by Knowledge
A man’s charity to those who dif
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ficult questions will be in the ratio
of his own knowledge of them, the
more knowledge, the more charity.
—Norman McLeod.
lis, flannel, linen, flat crepe or
batiste are smart.
* • •
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responding bust measurements 29, 31, 3a,
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Address .
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ability to part from fingerprints
with the whisk of a damp cloth.
• • •
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Enclose 15 cents for each pattern
desired. Pattern No.
Name .
Address .
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Trial of Graces
Extraordinary afflictions are not
always the punishment of extraor
dinary sins, but sometimes the
trial of extraordinary graces.—
Henry.
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