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Fill the Christmas Cookie Jar!
(See Recipes Below.)
Cookie Treats
. Festivity reigns in the home where
[the cookie jar fairly pops with San
tas, Christmas
trees and rein
deer made up in
to cookies dusted
with shimmering
colored sugars.
Have a few fruity
and honey cook
ies along with the
real sugar cookies and you will win
every youngster's fondest affection. |
Since this year’s Christmas tree
ornaments may be a bit on the slim
side, plan to string a few of the
cookies on the tree to make for
decorations. This will be a real old
fashioned Christmas.
You’ll want to pack boxes, too,
to send to that son at camp, per
haps, if he is not too far, and also
for the one who is home on fur
lough, or for those nice neighbors
who just moved in.
Come, join the cookie parade with
the first Christmas goody on our list:
Honey Buttrrballs.
(Makes 30 to 40)
1 cnp butter
% cup honey
2 cups sifted flour
H teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups finely chopped nuts
Cream butter, add honey, flour,
'salt and vanilla. Mix well and add
'chopped nuts. Form into small balls
on a greased baking sheet and bake
In a moderate oven (350 degrees)
tor about 35 minutes. Roll in pow
dered sugar while hot. Cool, then
Toll again in powdered sugar.
Have you ever watched the face |
of a child light
up when he picks
and chooses his
favorite Christ
massy shaped
cookie with his
favorite colored
•ugar? Here’s the
Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies.
(Makes 3 dozen)
H cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2% cups flour
K teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
ft cup milk
% teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream shortening and sugar. Add
•gg and beat in well. Add sifted
dry ingredients alternately with
milk. Cut with floured cookie cut
ter and sprinkle with white or col- j
cred sugar. Bake on a greased
sheet in a moderately hot (375-de
gree) oven about 15 minutes. Thin,
wafer-like cookies are made by
chilling the dough first, then rolling
thin, and lifting shapes onto cookie
tin with spatula.
You'll And plenty of the victory
vitamin, B-l which nourishes nerve
Lynn Says:
The Score Card: Get into step
with the meat-sharing program
now—it’s your assignment. Stuff
ings are advised as good extend
ers. as are stews, meat pies, meat
loaves, soups, turnovers and cur
Liver need not be Included in
the 2V4-pound adult allowance,
nor need the cold cuts, heart,
sweetbreads, kidneys and other
Spices will be on the slender
side from now on, but you can
still have the best tasting food,
ever, wilh domestic herbs and
seasonings. You’ll also enjoy
emulsion flavors for baking and
dessert-making. They come in
wild cherry, almond, maple, lem
on, and a grand citrus combina
Vegetables that are tops on
your list for wintry days include
the Hubbard and acorn squashes,
broccoli, beets, carrots, brussels
sprouts, turnips and sweet pota
This Week’s Menu
Broiled Liver and Onions
Five-Minute Cabbage
Creamed Potatoes
Grapefruit-Orange Salad
Rice Pudding ‘Oatmeal Drops
•Recipe Given
tissues in oatmeal. This plus iron
for your blood and proteins for perk
ing up worn-out tissues—and good
flavor besides are found in this
*Oatmeal Drops.
2 cups 3-minute oats
1 cup corn syrup
Vi cup flour
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in
4 tablespoons boiling water
Vi teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped raisins
Bring to a boil in a saucepan,
the corn syrup, shortening, and rai
sins and cook for
5 minutes, then
add soda. Mix in
oats, flour and
nutmeg. Blend
well and drop by
spoonfuls on a
greased and
floured baking
sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in a hot
(375-400-degree) oven for 10 min
Raisin Bran Ginger Snaps.
(Makes 4 dozen)
1 cup sifted flour
% teaspoon soda
% teaspoon salt
1% teaspoons ginger
H cup molasses
6 tablespoons butter
2 cups raisin bran
Sift dry ingredients once, then sift
again. Combine molasses and short
ening and bring slowly to a boil.
Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Cool to lukewarm. Add raisin bran
and mix well. Add flour mixture,
working it thoroughly into dough.
Chill until firm. Roll on a floured
board % inch thick, and cut with a
floured cutter. Bake on a greased
baking sheet in a moderate (350
degree) oven for 10 minutes.
A lacy, delicate cookie are these
pecan crispies—perfect for making
in the winter:
Pecan Crispies.
(Makes about 35 cookies)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
H cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A teaspoon salt
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Cream butter and sugar. Add
eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly
and add flour, baking powder, salt
and pecans. Drop half-spoonfuls
apart on a buttered and floured tin.
Bake In a hot oven (400 degrees).
Cool slightly before removing from
Chocolate Crumb Cookies.
(Makes 2 dozen)
3 cups oven-popped rice cereal
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1H cups sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped nut meats
H teaspoon salt
H teaspoon vanilla
Crush oven-popped rice cereal into
fine crumbs. Melt chocolate over
boiling water; remove from heat.
Add condensed milk and blend well.
Stir in crumbs, nut meats, salt and
flavoring. Drop from tablespoon on
to greased cookie sheet; bake in
moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 10
to 12 minutes. Remove at once from
cookie sheet with spatula.
Does the whipped cream get sulky?
The cake lall at the crucial moment?
The table decorations look flat and
pointless? Explain your problem to
l.ynn Chambers and she'll tell you uhat
to do about it. Write her at Western
Newspaper Union, 210 South Desplaines
Street, Chicago, III. Hcase enclose a
self-addressed, stamped envelope for
your reply.
Released by Western Newspaper L iilon.
| Released by Western Newspape r Union.
'American Creed’ Author
WHEN the new congress assem
bles in Washington in January
a familiar figure—one might almost
say a "congressional tradition"—
will be missing. For William Tyier
Page will not be there. His 01
years of continu
ous service on
Capitol Hill end
ed on October 20
when the man'
who had been
one of the most
familiar figures
in the halls of
died just
a day
after he
had cel
his 74th birth
For more than
half a century
Mr. Page had
been clerk of the
house of repre
sentatives. One
of his duties in
that post was to
assemble newly
elected mem
bers of congress,
before each new
session opened,
and teach them
the rules, ethics
and method of
procedure in con
gress. (This pic
ture at the right
shows him in a
typical pose, con
ducting a sym
posium of that
William Tyler
sort for congressional freshmen.”)
William Tyler Page had a dis
tinguished ancestry. He was a lin
eal descendant of Carter Braxton,
a signer of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, and a collateral descend
ant of President John Tyler. He was
born in Frederick, Md., in 1868 and
on December 19, 1881, he was ap
pointed a page in the clerk's office
of the house of representatives.
According to an oft-repeated sto
ry, the new page, who had ridden
in on a milk train from Frederick,
showed up at the Capitol wearing a
homespun suit of clothes that his
mother had sat up two nights to
make for him. He still had the
grime of printer’s ink on his hands
that were swollen from the strain
of feeding a piece-work press in a
paper-bag factory. He had been
forced to leave school at the age of
10 and for 13 years he had sup
ported his mother and himself.
Mr. Page worked up through the
ranks of Capitol employees until in
1919 he was elected clerk of the
house for the 66th congress, an of
fice he held until the Democratic
party gained control of congress in
1931. Then, because he was one of
the best informed men in the coun
try on house procedure and congres
sional work and because he was be
loved by members of both parties,
the Democrats and the Republicans
in the house joined in creating a new
office for him—that of minority
clerk emeritus, a lifetime job.
He was also a well-known writer
and in 1913 compiled "Page's Con
gressional Handbook” which is the
authoritative guide for our national
The bit of writing, however, which
promises to give his name immor
tality was "The American's Creed,”
written in 1917 in a nation-wide com
petition, sponsored by the city of
Baltimore, for which he was award
ed a prize of $1,000. Long after
Americans have forgotten that Wil
liam Tyler Page had a record of 61
years of continuous service in the
national Capitol, they will be re
I believe In the United States of Amer
ica as a government of the people, by
the people, for the people; whose Just
powers are derived from the consent of
the governed; a democracy in a repub
lic. a sovereign nation of many sover
eign states; a perfect Union, one and in
separable; established upon those prin
ciples of freedom, equality, justice and
humanity for which American patriots
sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
1 therefore believe It is my duty to my
country to love it, to support its Consti
tution, to obey its laws, to respect its
flag, and to defend it against all ene
For that is “The American's
Creed,” written by William Tyler
Page during World War I, and it
has a deeper meaning than ever be
fore now that this “government of
the people, by the people, for the
people" is engaged in another great
struggle to defend those "principles
of freedom, equality, justice and hu
manity for which American pa
triots sacrificed their lives and for
Just as “The American's Creed"
has made immortal the name of Wil
liam Tyler Page, so should the
"Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”
make imperishable the name of
Francis Bellamy, although it is
doubtful if many Americans know
who wrote it. Bellamy, who was a
member of the editorial staff of the
Youth’s Companion, wrote it at the
office of that publication in Boston
one evening in August, 1892. for use
in the programs, sponsored by the
National Association of State Super
intendents of Education, for Colum
bus day in that year.
Christmas Gifts You Knit or
Crochet Will Be Appreciated
T IKE to crochet? Like to knit?
' If so good fortune attends you
in that your yuletide gift problems
are solved. Gifts you make your
self are always appreciated much
more than the usual run of presents
that you buy at the last moment in
a panicky rush with a hasty parting
injunction to the salesperson to
“wrap as a gift and be sure not to
forget to take the price tag off.”
Yes, indeed, it’s when you crochet
or knit your affection stitch by
stitch into the article you give that
you convey a message that means
something really deep and lasting
and worthwhile.
This year knitters and crocheters
are in their glory, for never have
the knit and crochet arts played so
glamorous a role in the fashion
world as now. Yarn novelties of
every description are the rage. The
new hat and huge pillow-muff sets
that work yarn so intriguingly, the
hats be-tasseled and be-fringed, the
muffs trimmed with shaggy loop
crochet borders; the sweaters that
thrill you with their little crochet
ruffle trimmings and ball fringe;
the crochet necklace fantasies; the
snoods, wimples, headkerchiefs and
fanciful crochet shawls that are
writing a new chapter into the knit
and crochet story simply fascinate
with their gay charm.
Wouldn’t any girl love to receive
a pair of after-skiing socks among
the gift suggestions pictured! These
snow white socks so gaily flower
embroidered are knit of soft Shet
land floss, and it does not take long
for a nimble knitter to make them.
The snow white mittens with
vividly colorful flower decoration
spell hours of fun and frolic for the
fortunate recipient, but it costs the
ambitious knitter but a few leisure
half hours and three balls of sweat
er wool for knitting needles to click
into shape. So there goes another
gift problem solved.
Blouse sweater, seven balls; hat,
three balls of mercerized crochet
cotton; that’s all you will need, plus
a crochet hook and a determination
‘‘to do and to dare” in order to
make the matching sweater blouse
and pillbox hat with mesh snood il
lustrated to the left in the above
picture. Here is an ensemble that
ranks ace-high in smartness, com
fort and good looks. When you are
wrapping this choice gift up in tis
sue paper and gay holiday ribbons,
you will be feeling an urge within
to knit one just like it for your very
own self.
For that friend who is the "soul
of order” a set of candy-stripe cro
chet clothes hangers would be a
grand idea. Three balls of mercer
ized cotton will do the trick. It is
really very easy to crochet the
peppermint stripes, and the color
contrast is very effective.
Crochet is invading many new
fields this year. Unique and timely
as a gift is the American flag that
is crocheted of fast-color pearl cot
ton in simple double crochet. The
colors are true and inspiring. This
precious gift makes an appropriate
wall hanging for the college girl and
any aspiring young boy would covet
it for his room. For outdoor use it
will be found sturdy and durable.
The three hats pictured achieve
clever styling through the use of
yarn or chenille trimming. The hat
in the top oval is a soft fir green
felt with a loop yarn trim that forms
a saucy tassel at the back. The
neat little number in the oval below
is a high-crown black felt bonnet
with a crochet band of beige yarn.
The youthful beanie is of quilt
stitched felt in bright red with a
pompom of looped chenille. The
matching veil adds a piquant note.
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Coat News
A new type of fur coat enters the
fashion picture this winter. It is the
coat of flat peltry that is neatly and
expertly tailored along lines of
Chesterficldian simplicity. The man
'tailored coat pictured above is of a
new fur from South America called
Lincoln lamb. It is fashioned with
a belted back to be worn over suits
and uniforms. It is in “service
blue." which is a new copyrighted
color. Women of discriminating
taste like this new classic type in
black Persian lamb, as it has an air
of quiet elegance about it that is
most convincing.
Winter White Plays
Many Style Roles
Throughout fashion circles it’s
winter white that everybody is talk
ing about. The college and ’teen
age girl is so winter-white conscious
she is buying her date frocks, her
sports coats, her evening sweater
and her dress-up hat in white. For
her date frock she chooses white
jersey. In the daytime she wears
it with a Ted belt and carries a red
bag. After five o’clock she changes
her accessories to a gold belt and
gold shoes, and a gold flower nestles
in her curls.
When she buys a white sweater of
softest Shetland wool, she chooses
the new surplice type, and she but
tons it with huge rhinestone but
tons. Young girls consider the new
three-quarter length capes of white
fur or of teddy bear cloth quite a
“find" and just the wrap to wear
over their dance frocks.
For drama, try a white hat with
a black costume. It should be flirta
tiously small. Pert little sailors and
bretons have black wing trims or
tassel effects. And here’s an im
portant message—it’s that white
gloves have returned, and we will
all be wearing them this winter.
Ruffles Trim Everything
From Necklines to Hems
Designers are doing clever things
with tiny ruffle trimmings this sea
son. A flock of charming, youthful
dresses are coming in with cunning
little ruffles outlining the deep
U-necklines. and the long slit pock
ets at each side of the skirt are
indicated with vertical placement of
the ruffles. The ruffles are of self
fabric, ribbon or Val lace, or they
may be a fluting of crochet. So im
portant is the ruffle-edge theme it
even appears on sweaters.
; T^HE cost of a handsome pair of
* cushions will be little if you
shop around for remnants of satin
or brocade; and for harmonizing
crepe or taffeta to make a fold
edge as shown here in the sketch.
A yard will make two 18-inch
cushion tops and the same amount
for bottoms. Five-eighths yard of
crepe or taffeta will make the fold
around both cushions.
If you want to change feathers
from old cushions, leave a three
inch opening in the old ticking;
sew the larger opening over the
smaller one and then work the
feathers into the new ticking. Rip
apart carefully and sew the new
ticking with close stitches.
• * •
NOTE: Smart cushions also may be
made by combining smaller pieces of silk
with cording and other finishes. Book 4,
of Mrs. Spears' series of homemaking
booklets, shows how this is done. Book 5
contains grand ideas for cushions of bur
lap, old silk stockings and gay cottons.
Booklets are 10 cents each. Address:
Bedford Hills New York
Drawer 10
Enclose 10 cents for each book de
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j y & s
Sporting Chance
“This new 35-mile speed limit
will mean a great saving.” ,
“Yes, in more ways than one.
A pedestrian now has an even
chance of outrunning a car.”
“Women are open books to me,”
claims a psychologist. Bet he can’t
shut them up!
Don’t He, Though
“My boy, when I see how you
spend it, I’m afraid that you don’t
know the value of money.”
“Sure I do. It’s just about half
of what it was a few years ago.”
Wrong Impression
“Louise, your hair is very untidy. Did
hat boy kiss you against your will?”
“No, mother; he only thinks he did."
For a modest gift—and one that
is sure to please any smoker, there
is nothing like a carton of ciga
rettes or a pound of smoking to
bacco. Great gift favorites for past
Christmases, of course, have been
Camel cigarettes and Prince Al
bert Smoking Tobacco. Remem
ber the men in the service, too.
Camels and Prince Albert are big
favorites in all the services. Deal
ers are featuring Camels in the
gift-wrapped Christmas Carton or
the handsome “Holiday House”
box of four “flat fifties” (200 ciga
rettes). Also Prince Albert in the
pound canister, all wrapped and
ready to give.—Adv.
Express paid 10 lbs. up. References.
E. M. ADAMS - Marshall, Texas.
Where One Sleeps
When a man lives in a house
that is located on the boundary
line separating two towns, he is
usually considered, for purposes of
taxation, to be a resident of the
town in which his bedroom is situ
Mother of Misery
Employment, which Galen calls
“nature’s physician,” is so essen
tial to human happiness that indo
lence is justly considered the
mother of misery.—Robert Burton.
How To Relieve
Creomulsion relieves promptly be
cause it goes right to the seat of the
trouble to help loosen and expel
germ laden phlegm, and aid nature
to soothe and heal raw, tender, in
flamed bronchial mucous mem
branes. Tell your druggist to sell you
a bottle of Creomulsion with the un
derstanding you must like the way it
quickly allays the cough or you are
to have your money back.
for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis
Mankind’s Concern
In faith and hope the world will
disagree, but all mankind’s con
cern is charity.—Pope.
Older People!
Many Doctors Advise This Great Tonic
Older folks, take good-tasting Scott’s
Emulsion daily! Tones up your sys
tem, helps build resistance against
colds, also promotes recovery from
weakening after-effects of winter ills
—if there is a dietary deficiency of
Vitamins A and D. Even delicate sys
tems take and retain Scott’s Emul
sion easily. Buy today!
Lacking in Feeling
He who has felt nothing does not
know how to learn anything.—
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