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(See Recipes Below)
Summer nears. You think of lots
of things—new, crisp, cool clothes
. . . vacation trips . . . gardening
. . . and yes, even parties, espe
cially gay ones that call for a mini
mum of "home work.”
I think I understand. You love
to have people in your home. In
spite of the warmness of June days,
you want those of your friends who
remain in town to drop by often for
conversation, relaxation and refresh
ments. But, of course, you want
what you serve to be easy to make,
delicious, entirely different from any
thing that you’ve ever served before,
and economical. In the last two of
these points, I've found homemak
ers hold a unanimous opinion.
So today I’m going to give you
what I think are ace-high ideas on
easy entertaining. I'm sure you'll
And the recipes worth trying.
• • •
Dessert bridge parties will do
wonders to round up the "Mrs.”
crowd who feel
free, after feed
ing hubby and the
children, to don
dress - up frocks
and skip out for
dessert and an
afternoon of fun.
If your friends
don’t play bridge,
substitute another hobby, but the
serving of dessert upon the arrival
of guests can nevertheless be car
ried out
Serving dessert when guests ar
rive gives the hostess lots of lee
way. She doesn’t have to keep in
mind that her friends will be going
home to dinner soon, as she does
with later-on refreshments. And,
she can provide a really filling des
Pictured at the top of the column
Is a dessert which I’m sure will an
swer your desires. It’s
Tropical Gingerbread.
2 eggs
% cup brown sugar
% cup pure molasses
Va cup melted shortening
2 Vi cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons ginger
1V4 teaspoons clnname->
% teaspoon cloves
% teaspoon nutmeg
% teaspoon baking soda
Vi teaspoon salt
Add beaten eggs to the sugar, mo
lasses, and melted shortening; then
add the dry ingredients which have
been mixed and sifted, and lastly the
hot water. Bake in small individual
pans, or in a greased pan, in a mod
erate oven (350 degrees F.) for 30
to 40 minutes. Top with whipped
cream and sprinkle with shredded
With this dessert, you’ll want to
serve a beverage . . . coflee, tea
or perhaps an iced drink of fresh
fruit mixture.
• • •
Vanilla mousse is the basis for
a number of appetizing desserts,
and is a good party refreshment in
itself. Among the many variations
are peanut brittle and chocolate
fudge mousses.
To make the vanilla mousse, fold
one cup of confectioners' sugar and
two teaspoons of vanilla into one
quart of heavy cream that has been
whipped. Fold in four egg whites
which are stiffly beaten.
Spread the mousse into two large
refrigerator ice trays and place in
the freezing compartment of your re
frigerator, or, freeze in your ice
j In thinking of party foods, I
remembered these few sugges
tions my mother passed on to me.
Maybe you’ll find them helpful.
To remove pecan meats whole,
cover the shells with boiling wa
ter and let them stand until cold
before cracking them.
Chocolate cakes usually call for
unsweetened chocolate. This
blends with the cake mixture
much better if it is cut in small
pieces and melted, rather than
Rhubarb juice is a good substi
tute for iced tea as a basis for
iced fruit drinks.
Dessert-Bridge Refreshments
Devil’s Food Pudding with
Ice Cream Sauce or
•Orange Chiffon Cake
Mixed Nuts Mints
Coffee or Tea
•Recipe given.
cream freezer. Allow three hours
for the freezing. This recipe will
yield two quarts of mousse.
For a crunchy surprise frozen des
sert for your guests, serve peanut
brittle mousse. To make it, crush
V4 pound of peanut brittle with a
rolling pin and fold into the vanilla
mousse before it becomes solid
(about lVi hours),
* • •
If it’s an extra-special party
you're planning, I've included a
special dessert
bridge menu in
today’s column.
You’ll spend more
hours in the kitch
en pre paring
these particular
foods, but they’re
so-o-o-o good that
your guests’ ohs and ahs will amply
reward you for your efforts.
Cream Sponge Cake.
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Vi teaspoon salt
Vi cup cold water
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 egg yolks, unbeaten
Vi cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt
together three times. Add water and
lemon rind to egg yolks, and beat
with rotary egg beater until light
colored and at least tripled in vol
ume. Add Vi cup of granulated sug
ar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating
well with rotary beater after each
addition; then add sifted dry ingre
dients, a small amount at a time,
beating slowly and gently with ro
tary beater only enough to blend.
Beat egg whites until they form
rounded mounds when beater is
raised; then add lemon Juice and 2
tablespoons sugar, and continue
beating until stiff enough to hold
up in moist peaks. Fold into flour
mixture. Pour into two ungreased
8-inch layer cake pans, stirring
lightly while pouring. Bake in mod
erate oven of 350 degrees F. for 30
minutes. Remove from oven, and
invert on rack until cakes are cold.
Fill with Orange Chiffon Cake Fill
ing according to directions below.
*Orange Chiffon Cake.
2 8-inch Cream Sponge Cake Layers
1 envelope plain, unflavored gelatin
Vi cup cold water
4 eggs separated
Vi cup granulated sugar
Vi cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Vi teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
Make and bake the Cream Sponge
Cake Layers, following the recipe.
Meanwhile, soak
gelatin in cold
water 5 minutes.
Place beaten egg
yolks, 6 table
spoons sugar, or
ange and lemon
juices, and salt in double boiler. Cook ,
while stirring until like custard. Add
gelatin, and stir until dissolved. Re
move from heat, stir in orange rind,
and chill. When mixture begins to
thicken, fold in meringue made by
beating egg whites until frothy, but
not dry, and folding in 6 tablespoons
sugar gradually, while continuing to
beat until stiff. Prepare cake lay
ers for the filling by placing one
layer on a cake plate; make collar of
double waxed paper about 3 inches
high to fit tightly around e^ge of
cake; secure with pins or paper
clips. Pour orange filling over the
top of this layer; top with second
cake layer; then place in refrigera
tor to chill until set. Before serv
ing, remove waxed-paper collar
from cake. To add finishing touch
to top of cake, place lace-paper doi
ly over top layer, sift confectioners’
sugar over it, and remove doily
carefully to preserve design.
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Memorial to McGuffey
ISIT the campus of Miami uni
versity in Oxford, Ohio, and you
t will see there the statue of “the
most popular American of the Nine
teenth century, the man who had
, the largest influence in determining
the thoughts and ideals of the Amer
ican people during that period and
the man to whose work many j^reat
Americans of the present day pay
tribute as being the fountain of
their inspiration to aspire and to
It is appropriate that this statue
should have been unveiled on June
14, Flag day. For it is in our pub- j
He schools that American children
learn to repeat “I pledge allegiance
to the flag of the United States of
America and to the republic for
which it stands; one nation indivisi
ble, with liberty and justice for all,"
and this statue is the likeness of "the
man who educated young America—
the Schoolmaster of a Nation."
His name was William Holmes
McGuffey and his $10,000 statue has
been erected at Miami because it
was there that he, as a professor of
languages, wrote the first and second
of his famous readers—the first in
1838 and the second in 1837. Mc
GufTey had recognized the dearth of
reading materials in the common
schools of his time. So he decided
to do something about it.
He had a keen literary sense and
was able to select from a wide
range of authors much that ap
pealed to young minds. It was this
selection that caused him to name
his books the McGufTey Eclectic
Readers. Humor is ibsent from
them all—from the first reader in
whieh the smallest children learned
their ABCs and were fascinated by
the quaint woodcuts of birds and ani
mals, to the New Sixth, a 456-page
volume of solid and forbidding type,
described on the fly-leaf as "Exer
cises of Theorical Reading with In
troductory Rules and Examples."
McGufTey sold all rights to his first
reader for $1,000 to its publishers,
Truman and Smith of Cincinnati,
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Title page of the First Reader
but they and subsequent publishers
employed him to make revisions un
til his death in 1873, so he received
some income from them.
He never became rich but he lived
to see his readers selling into the
millions and extending their influ
ence into other lands by being trans
lated into many foreign languages.
How great that influence was is
impossible to estimate. But there is
no doubt that their serio,us purpose,
their kindly spirit and their high
moral tone made children of an ear
lier generation better men and wom
en today. At least, that is the unani
mous testimony of the devoted
members of the McGufTey societies
—thousands of Americans in all
#walks of life.
• • •
It was the Federal Association of
McGufTey Societies which erected
the statue of McGufTey on the Mi
ami campus and the fact that there
is such an association >s another
tribute to the man. The first of
J these societies, organized for the
purpose of gathering at certain in
tervals to read again in public from
the old Eclectics, was started in Co
lumbus, Ohio, more than 20 years
ago. In 1935 Dr. Harvey C. Minich
of Miami sponsored the national fed
eration and now there are McGuf
fey societies in half a dozen states.
Taking Advice
(Associated Newspaper*—WNU Service.)
Harry EVANS and I had
fished that morning along
the course of Otter creek,
in the fast water below the
beaver pond. At noon we sprawled
on a grassy bank in the shade of a
willow clump and prepared to eat
our lunch.
I had finished one of the half-dozen
sandwiches with which Harry's wife
had filled my haversack, and was
beginning to know a deep content
ment. It was pleasant sitting there
with the clear water of Otter creek
rushing by at our feet, with a cool
ing, fragrant breeze brushing our
cheeks, with a plentiful supply of
sandwiches at hand.
For a time we sat in silence, con
cerned only with the business of
emptying our haversacks. But pres
ently Harry raised his head and
looked across the river. Following
the direction of his gaze I saw a
man, slowly approaching along the
opposite bank. He was an oldish
man, gray and wrinkled. The skill
with which he handled his fly rod
pronounced him an angler of no
mean accomplishments.
At length he was directly opposite
us, and paused to greet Harry with
a familiar salutation. There was a
friendliness about the man that held
an instantaneous appeal, and when
he passed I asked Harry who he
“Oh, just an old-timer who lives In
a shack up in the woods. Like him?”
I nodded, laughing. "Well, I hard
ly had a chance to study him much,
but I must confess there was some
thing about him .1 liked. He
seemed strangely satisfied and con
tented with life.”
"That’s it,” Harry agreed. "When
you run across a chap like that you
begin to feel good, an’ think that
things ain’t maybe so bad as they
Harry had about hit the nail on
the head, so to speak. The angler’s
attitude had radiated confidence and
The skill with which he handled
his fly rod pronounced him an angler
of no mean accomplishments.
good cheer and a bright outlook on
things. I would like to have known
him better, and instinctively turned
my gaze up stream. The old man
had made a strike in the pool above
our clump of willows and was play
ing the fish with surprising agility.
“Take the case of Clinton Shep
ard,” Harry was saying. “You’ve
heard of Clinton Shepard, of
I nodded. “Oil king, wasn’t he?
Made millions in oil, controlled the
Shepard Oil Company and a half
dozen others. Ruined his health
from overwork, as I remember.”
"That’s right,” Harry agreed.
“Old man Shepard was one of the
country’s richest men. Made his
start in oil and became a power in
the financial world. A million or
two wasn’t enough. He wanted to be
the richest man in the world, to
have the most power. And he pret
ty near realized his ambition.
“When the crash came in ’29,
Shepard lost a pile. His wealth was
reduced to about seven million dol
lars. Tough, eh? Well, it near drove
the old boy crazy. He went around
like a wild man, earned a nick
name for himself. ‘Skinflint’ Shep
ard they called him. And the name
was appropriate. Shepard wws a
skunk when it came to a business
deal. Some of the things to which
he’d resort to make a dollar would
put a beggar to shame.
“Well, the pace he was going
couldn’t last. His health began to
give out. One day his physician, a
Doctor Harkins, ambushed the old
man in his office and talked to him
straight from the shoulder.
" ‘You’ve got to quit,’ says the
doc. ‘You can't last much longer
at this rate. You’re dying by
" ‘Yeah?' says Shepard, ‘and what
would you suggest. Doc?'
“ ‘I'd suggest,* says the doc, ‘that
you go away and rest for awhile.’
“Shepard laughed harshly at this.
‘Yeah, that’s great advice, Doc,’
says he. ‘That’s great! Go off and
foi get business—and let the business
go to hell without me, eh? Then
where'd I be?’
“The doc colored up a little
at this. He wasn't in such good
health himself. He was a kindly
old coot, had devoted his entire life
to the service of others.
" ‘Where’d you be?’ says the doc
quietly. “You’d be in good health
and you’d know what it was to live,
to get something out of life. ’What,’
he goes on, ‘is it that you’re after in
this life, anyhow. Mr. Shepard?
What is it that we’re all working
for? What is success, anyhow? What
is it that we want? Well, I have an
idea it’s contentment, freedom from
worry, peace of mind, appreciation
of the little things, a fine, healthy
body—things that money won't and
can’t buy.’
“Old Shepard went into spasms of
laughter at this. He couldn’t see
the doc’s point of view at alL ‘Just
like a story book, eh, doc?’ says he.
‘Well, listen, you old pill peddler,
why don’t you follow your own ad
vice and see how you like it? It's all
very fine for you to sit here in a
nice, comfortable office with all the
conveniences of modem civilization
at your beck and call and tell some
poor cuss like me to go up in the
wilderness and hibernate tc/r a year
or two. Sure, that's easy. Easy
for you. Well, how’d you like to
have to leave your business flat?
How’d you like to have to take your
own medicine? Say, I’ll bet you
haven’t been out of the city once in
ten years’ time.’
‘Doc Harkins didn’t have much to
say to this. But he stuck to his
point He was a medical man, and
he knew that unless old Skinflint got
away from business, breathed in
some good fresh air and occupied
his mind with something else be
sides stocks and bonds, he couldn’t
keep going.
“Secretly, old Skinflint knew it
too. He knew the doc was right.
Just stubborn, that’s all. After the
doc departed he sat for a long time
thinking. The upshot of it was that
he visited three other doctors and
was advised by all of them to do
exactly the thing that old Doc Har
kins had prescribed. And it wasn’t
long before his physical machine be
gan to slow down and he realized
more than ever the M. D.’s had
guessed right.”
Harry paused and his gaze drifted
up the creek to the spot where the
old angler was netting in his catch, a
fine twelve-inch trout.
“And so,” I said, following Har
ry’s gaze, “Old Skinflint finally gave
in, eh? He came up here . . . and
liked it? Well, I’d always wondered
what became of the old man.”
But Harry shook his head and
smiled. "You guessed wrong, mis
ter. That ain’t Old Skinflint. Skin
flint never followed the advice of
those doctors. He tried to when it
was too late. He’s dead. Been dead
a couple of years. Guess you don’t
read the papers much.”
“Not much more than the market
news,” I admitted. My eyes were
still on the figure of the old angler.
“So I guessed wrong, did I? Well,
who is the old guy? I’d like to
meet and have a talk with him.
He looks interesting.”
“Him?” said Harry. “Who is he?
Why, that’s old Doc Harkins. Doc,
you see, had sense enough to follow
old Skinflint’s advice. And as far
as I can figure he’s getting a lot
more out of life than Shepard an’
most everyone else.”
Electron Microscope
Magnifies 25,000 Times
The greatest extension of human
vision since 1677, when Anthony van
Leeuwenhoek first focused spermat
ozoa under his crude lens, is the
electron microscope. The electron
microscope turns a beam of elec
trons on a world invisible to light,
and in experimental tests, has mag
nified it 25,000 times, 10 times the top
power of the best microscope. First
electron microscope available for
immediate practical use in scientific
research was announced recently
by the Camden, N. J. laboratories
of the Radio Corporation of Amer
The 2,500 useful magnification lim
it of the best light microscopes is
imposed by the nature of light it
self. Microscopic details smaller
than one-half the wave length of
visible light are literally submerged
from sight. In the RCA electron
microscope a wave length 10,000
times shorter than visible light
brings these details into sharp defi
In operation the electron and light
microscopes are closely analogous.
A magnetic field, instead of a glass
lens, concentrates the beam of high
velocity electrons down through the
specimen. A second series of mag
netic “lenses” steps up the image
of final magnification. The image
can then be observed on a fluores
cent screen or recorded directly on
a photographic plate.
‘Invisible’ Dog Gets License
Assured something was there, in
spirit, if not in flesh, the San Diego,
Calif., police department recently is
sued a 1941 dog license to “Spook,”
San Diego State college basketball
team’s famed invisible hairless Mex
ican Chihuahua mascot.
The license tag was added to the
collection of identifications which
“Spook” has acquired in his exist
ence as an empty harness and a
stiff wire leash, well sheltered in a
red-and-black doghouse.
When the invisible mascot made
a journey east in 1939 all the needs
of a lively Chihuahua were religious
ly met to the bewilderment of por
ters, bellboys, hotel managers and
persons who had been out late the
night before.
Dipping Effective Against
Lice and Mange.
(Estension Animal Husbandman.
Massachusetts State College.)
Probably hogs are more affected
by parasites, particularly the ex
ternal type, than any other class of
livestock. Infestation with either
internal or external parasites re
sults in lack of thrift, and the poor
development of young pigs. More
over, feed is too costly to give to
Hog lice and mange are the two
principal external parasites affect
ing hogs.
Hogs suffering from lice or
mange, or both, can be suspected
by their persistent and vigorous rub
bing against any convenient object.
They may even rub off some of the
hair and make the skin raw.
Lice can be detected with the naked
eye, but one needs a magnifying
glass to see the common mange
The common methods of eradica
tion for both lice and mange are: 1—
dipping, 2—spraying, 3—wallows, 4
—oilers, and 5—hand applications.
Dipping is the most effective meth
od and should be used whenever
When a dipping vat is not avail
able, careful hand application of the
chosen remedy may be practiced.
Application may be made with a
sprayer, brush, mop, or a piece of
cloth. Many good pork producers
have secured excellent results with
oilers. Special care should be taken
in distributing the remedy in a thin
coat over the body surface; be sure
to include the inside of the ears,
the flanks, and between the thighs.
The following remedies, when ap
plied by hand, are effective for lice
and mange control: 1—undiluted
crude petroleum oil; 2—waste
crankcase oil; 3—kerosene and lard
mixed in the proportion of one-half
pint of kerosene to one pound of
Hogs that have been oiled should
not be exposed to extreme cold or
to bright sunshine too soon after
Summer Range Shelters
Improve Poultry Flock
Summer range shelters will pay
as much on the investment as any
other expenditure the poultryman
can make, according to T. T.
Brown, extension poultryman of
North Carolina State college.
Where more than 100 birds are
kept, the shelter results in feed econ
omy and healthier, more thrifty pul
lets. This assures the producer of
a more economical egg production
and a lower pullet mortality.
The shelter should be placed on
clean land where ample tender
green feed and shade are available.
The shelter that Extension Serv
ice poultrymen have found to be the
most economical and satisfactory is
A-shaped with the eaves about two
feet from the ground and the peak
of the roof about 5 feet 10 inches.
The shelter is 9 by 10 feet in size
and will accommodate 100 pullets.
“The use of the summer range
shelter helps to eliminate disease
and intestinal parasites, puts vigor
into the pullets, and makes for bet
ter egg size and production by prop
erly developing the birds,” Brown
Livestock Endangered
By Poisonous Plants
Part of the annual loss of live
stock from poisonous plants can
be prevented by avoiding over
grazing and by furnishing plenty
of supplemental feed during peri
ods of scarce pasture, according
to L. V. Sherwood, assistant chief
of crop production at the Univer
sity of Illinois college of agricul
These poisonous plants are in
fence corners, in pastures and in
the hay fields, often unrecognized
until after they have poisoned
the animals. Human beings, as
well as animals, may die from
the effect of the plants.
Other poisonous plants are bull
nettle, buttercup, wild cherry,
cocklebur, corn cockle, tall crow
foot, Dutchman’s breeches, water
hemlock, common horsetail, In
dian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpit,
jimson weed, Johnsoft grass,
dwarf larkspur, black locust,
whorled milkweed, black night
shade, oak, poke berry and stag
Vast Phosphate Supply
The United States has phosphate
supplies sufficient to last 5,000 or
6,000 years, practically unlimited
sources of nitrogen and potash re
serves ample for generations to,
come. "Yet.” says a statement of
the Middle West Soil Improvement
Committee, “this country uses only
a fraction as much fertilizer for
improving the soil of its farms and
promoting crop production as do the
nations of Europe—and they have
far more limited supplies.
Birds in the War
Despite violent disturbance and
severe damage to their nesting
places, the pigeons of St. Paul’s
cathedral and Trafalgar square in
London seem more numerous than
ever, while the gulls of the
Thames embankment, the star
lings that twitter under the eaves
of city churches, and the Cockney
sparrows have not deserted their
haunts. Any evacuation that oc
curred in the fall was due to habit
and not to fear. Even the migra
tory birds returned in the spring
to their previous homes, bombs
or no bombs.
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Noble to Forgive
’Tis more noble to forgive, and
more manly to despise, than to
revenge an injury. — Benjamin
J. Fuller Pep
Old Doc Wiggins used to say: “No
man is rich who’s got a hole In his
Which reminds me of getting
your vitamins. Folks need them
all: If any one of them Is missing
the old vitality is punctured. And
that's why this delicious cereal,
KELLOGG’S PEP, Is Important—
for It’s extra-rich In the two vita
mins that are lacking In many
people’s meals—Bi and D.
PEP’s a jim-dandy tastin’ cereal,
too. Why not have It tomorrow? I
Just know you’ll like It!
A cereal rich in vitamins B, and D
Words a Drug
Words are, of course, the most
powerful drug used by mankind.
May Warn of Disordered
Kidney Action
Modern life with its hurry and worry:
irregular habits, improper eating and
drinking—its risk of exposure and infee*
*, tion—throws heavy strain on the work
of the kidneys. They are apt to become
over-taxed and fail to filter excess acid
and other impurities from the life-giving
You may sufTer nagging backache,
headache, dizziness, getting up nights,
i leg pains, swelling—feel constantly
tired, nervous, all worn out. Other signs
of kidney or bladder disorder are some
S times burning, scanty or too frequent
j urination. ...
Try Doan’s Pills. Doan’s help the
kidneys to pass off harmful exceeB body
waste. They have had more than half a
i century of public approval. Are recom
;■ mended by grateful users everywhere.
Ask your ntighborl
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Result of All
’Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty
call, but the joint force and full
result of all.—Pope.
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