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The Frontier Woman —
Letters from Former Residents
Also Welcome by This Department
By BLANCHE SPANN PEASE
Hi there, all you hungry peo
ple! What have you been eating
at your house
I hope. Appe
tites really go
to town this
time of the
year. It’s a
right good time
of the year to
Want t o try
One 8-ounce package macaro
ni (2 cups), pound ground
pork, 1 onion, 1 pound ground
beef, 1 quart tomatoes (No. 3
can or 4 cups cooked tomatoes),
<1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 2
teaspoons salt, hi teaspoon pep
per. Cook macaroni in boiling
salted water to cover for five
minutes. Strain and blanch.
Brown the ground pork. Add on
ion, then ground beef, stir over
high heat until all the mixture
is browned Add cooked macaro
ni, tomatoes and parsley Season
with salt and pepper Cook on
simmer heat for 25 to 38 minutes.
Serves 8 .
And now a word to the wise,
Ermintrude. Before you buy a
tricky kettle or coffee pot, see
how it pours and whether it is
big enough to be practical. Ma
ny cute little coffee pots just
are not —not even for just two
Next time you make a loaf of
plain nut bread, try adding chop
ped candied orange peel to the
» batter. It’s very good and grand
to serve with a cottage cheese
Pack the Plants—
Going somewhere? Don’t trust
papa to water the plants. Soak
crumpled newspapers in water !
and pack around the plant in the
pot when going away for a few
days. It will keep the plant moist
These days don’t feed the
moths. Go through your closet
and weed out any clothes you
don’t wear anymore. Somebody
can use that old coat, suit or
jacket, perhaps remodel it for
the small fry if nothing else.
Clothes which hang in your clos
et for weeks at a time without
being worn are not a good buy.
Better take them out. See if
there is anything you can do
with them and, if not, give your
self more closet space and some |
one else something they can use. 1
You can avoid considerable
confusion if you’ll clean only one
room at a time. Finish the one
room completely before you start
Editor Played Cupid
On Parents' Marriage—
Two readers will be receiving
subscriptions to The Frontier
soon—each for three months. “A
Steady Reader, at Atkinson, wins
one and the other goes to "Cin
derella,” of Ewing.
Dear Mrs. Pease:
I see by last week's Frontier
you are wanting more letters. So I
DR. GILDERSLEEVE. OJX
Parmanant Offlaaa In
Pv.« Examined . Qlaaaea Pitted
* 1 will see if I can do my part.
I call you cupid — hope, you
don’t mind. After all you were
the one who gave my folks an
introduction when Mom was a
school teacher years ago. I be
lieve she tells that it was at a
box social she had at her school
south of Atkinson.
It doesn't seem possible that
this is my fourth year of teach
ing, but I enjoy being with
youngsters, especially the young
I wish people would sign
their names to the letters, they
seem more interesting, if you
know who wrote them.
Last fall the ladies aid col
lected recipes and had a cook
book published of their favorite
recipes and of their friends’ re
cipes. I am enclosing a few I
have tried that are really good.
Before getting the white boiled
frosting recipe I never had any
luck with seven minute frosting.
WHITE BOILED ICING
One cup sugar, Vi cup water,
Vi teaspoon vinegar, 2 egg
whites, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Boil
sugar, water and vinegar until it
spins a good threat at least three
inches long from spoon. Beat egg
whites stiff. Pour hot syrup
slowly into egg whites, stirring
constantly. Add vanilla and beat
until mixture stands in peaks
and is cool. Frost sides and tops
of two 9-inch cool layer cakes or
three 8-inch layers.
RED CHOCOLATE CAKE
One and one-half sups sugar,
'i cup shortening, 2 eggs, 4 ta_
blespoons cocoa, 1 Vi teaspoons
! dry soda, Vi cup sour milk, Vi
cup sour cream, 2 cups flour, Vi
cup hot water (add last).
Bake at 350 F. for 35 minutes.
; Makes two 9-inch layers.
One cup sugar, % cup butter,
2 scant cups flour, IV* cups nut
meats, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon soda, 1
teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup
chopped dates (prunes may be
used), 1 cup boiling water or
Sprinkle soda on dates, pour
boiling liquid over them and set
aside to cool. Cream sugar and
butter. Add egg, sift flour and
baking powder together. Com
bine flour with sugar, butter and
egg. Add date mixture last. Mix
up well and bake in a 12x8x2
inch pan. Bake for 45 minutes or
a little longer at 350 F.
This is a nicer cake if baked
slowly and may be iced or serv
ed as a pudding with whipped
“A STEADY READER”
Yes, I did introduce your mom
and pop to each other well over
a quarter of a century ago in a
little country school house. It
was a box social and country
dance, as I recall. Incidentally, I
met my own husband at this box
social for the first time.—BSP.
Santa Is Coming—
It’s been quite a spell since I’ve
sat with you all and chatted. It’s
raining tonight and it’s a good
time to scribble you a few lines.
Today has been our first re
minder of what’s to come in line
of weather. We had wind, rain
and snow flakes as big as half
dollars. The grass and garden
were white for awhile, but it
wasn’t cold enough to call it a
snow storm, only a squall. And
it was the day I picked to washl
My clothes are out on the back
porch in tubs of water.
We’ve had a beautiful fall. The
leaves were beautiful, the days
were warm, but the nights had a
tangs of coolness that made good
j sleeping. We have our bulbs all
: gathered, the storm windows rea
dy, will soon fill up the coal bin
and then wait to see what’s a
Hallowe'en went off quietly
here. We did see an old witch or
two, but nothing alarming.
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Thanksgiving will be here by
the time this is printed as the
months go fast. November is the
month to finish gathering pump
kins, fodder, corn and most farm
ers are cabling hay up to their
Our chrysanthemums bloomed
; this fall for the first time in
I two or three years and they are
i unusually nice. I went out to
night in the "snow-rain” storm
and picked the last bouquet of
Next time you make an angel
food cake and have egg yolks
combine some of them with left
over rice and make a custard. ;
Season it with nutmeg and va
nilla, it will be tasty and full of
We have been picking berries
up until now, November 2. They
seem to have lost some of their
flavor but we still enjoy them
Don't forget to get your Christ- i
mas buying done early. Santa
will be here before we realize it. 1
Get things made and bought ear
ly and avoid the last week’s hur
Well, it’s bed time, so will sign I
off for now.
We Need Your Letters—
We need your letters in our
department if we are to continue
using two reader - letters every
week. Won’t you good people
write us one?
We like all types of letters,
those that contain two or three
good hints, lavor-saving ideas or
such together with at least two
good seasonable recipes.
If you don’t care to write that
type of letters, we like original
letters on diverse subjects of in
terest to our readers. We invite
those who have moved away ;
from O’Neill as well as those !
who are still residents of Holt
and surrounding communities to
For the two letters we use
each week, a three-months’ sub
scription is awarded each reader.
Send your letters to Mrs. Blanche
Pease, The Frontier Woman, At
Many men are poor, not be
cause they have nothing, but be
cause they do nothing.
Opportunity is uncanny. It so
often favors people who have
spent years in preparation.
The most unsatisfactory place
to live in this country is beyond
Well - Attended
EWING—A teen-age dance was
held at the American Legion club
on Friday evening. It was well
attended and all reported a "good”
Mrs. Ralph Munn and Miss
Mickey Bauer were the sponsors.
Other Ewing News
Miss Ina Bennett had as her
guests on Thanksgiving day her
sister, Mrs. Flora Young, and fam
ily, of Orchard, and her brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Bennett, and family, of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fleming en
tertained the following guests foi
Thanksgiving dinner; Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Heater, of Plain
view; Mr. and Mrs. George Bon
gee and sons, of Orchard; Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Beimar, jr., of Ewing.
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Fudge and
children weni to Creighton last
Thursday to spend the day with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Mrs- Wilma Daniels and family
had as their guests on Thanksgiv
ing day, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Jefferies, and Bonnie Jo, Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Muff and family,
of O Neill, Mrs. Roy Wright and
j children, of Ewing.
Carolyn Muff returned to her
home in O’Neill on Friday after
spending the night with Bethyl
and Vera Daniels.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Archer were
J hosts on Thanksgiving day to
their son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Archer, and
family, of Grand Island; Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Bower, parents of Mrs.
Maurice Archer, of Neligh; Mrs
Ed Workman, of Clearwater; Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Grage, ofc O’Neill,
were callers in the evening.
Mrs. Harriet Welke and daugh
ter, Vaulda, Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Shain, Mr. and Mrs. Leland
Welke and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Schmidt and family
were guests on Thanksgiving day
at the country home of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Schmiser and fam
Miss Lula Way and Mrs. Eliza
beth Wooldridge, of Wayne State
Teachers college, were weekend
guests of Mrs. Harriet Welke and
Mr. and Mrs- Wm. Spence and
son, Lyle, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Spence at Atkinson
The Casper Larson family had
a get-together on Thanksgiving
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Peters at Albion. Those pre
sent were Mrs. James Ruby, Mar
vin and Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Cas
per Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Larson and Wayne, Mr. and Mrs.
Wes Larson and Shirley, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Harrod and Kieth,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pollock and
daughter, Patsy, and Mr. and Mrs.
James Pollock were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sturbaum on
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ruby, Mr.
and Mrs. Alfonso Beelaert, sr., and
Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Beelaert, jr.,
and family were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Beelaert and family near
Page on Thanksgiving.
Mr. and Mrs- Jerome Fuller
and family, of Grand Island, and
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ruby and son,
of Valentine, were weekend
guests of the ladies’ parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Eacher.
Miss El^hnor Pollock, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Pollock, of Neligh,
and Mrs. Pollock’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Vanwinkle, of Silver
Creek, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Allan Pollock on Thursday.
All went to Orchard in the after
noon to visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Gunter and fam
On Sunday, November 19,
guests at the home of Mr and Mrs.
Luther Buxton in Ewing were,
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pollock, of At
lantic, la.; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Ziegenbein and Winnie, of Royal;
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schinke and
sons, Dale and Wayne, of DePere,
Wise.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mor
rison, of Creighton; Henry Geers,
of Orchard; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Eyer, of Orchard; Bertha Grove,
of Orchard; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Miesner, of Royal; Mr. and Mrs.
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Buxton, of Page; Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Buxton and Bruce Buxton
of Page; Mr. and Mrs. John Lat
zel, Norma Jean Latzel and
, daughter, Debora, all of Ewing.
Those who spent Sunday, No
vember 19, with Minnie Primus
we.e: Mr. and Mrs. John Harkins,
Jerry, Janet and Janelle, Mr.
j and Mrs. Carol Summerer and
Johnnie, Mr. and Mrs. Randell
Bogeth and Linda Lou, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Summerer and Sherry.
Merton Dierks and Dale Van
Vleck. of Ewing, have been ac
cepted as pledges to the ag men’s
| club, an active non-affiliated or
ganization at the Uuniversity of
Nebraska college of agriculture.
The Jephthah Chapter 85, Or
der of the Eastern Star, held a
regular meeting Tuesday evening,
November 21. At the close of chap
ter Mrs. Florence Ebbengaard
showed movies of the pictures
taken on a tour of the Hawaiian
Islands with Mr. Ebbengaard this
summer and also some pictures i
taken on a trip through Colorado.
Refreshments were served by Mrs.
Harriet Welke, Miss Vina Wood
and Mrs. Mary Huffman. Plans
were made for a 6:30 covered-dish
dinner for the meeting on Decem- ’
ber 12. The husbands of the mem
bers will be invited to attend.
Marvin Ruby, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Ruby, and his aunt,
Miss Eula Larson, were guests of
honor at a birthday party Mon
day evening, November 20, at the
Everett Ruby home. Others pre
sent were: Mr. and Mrs. Wesyln
Larson and Shirley, Mrs. Wm.
Spence and Lyle, Hazel Ruby, El
sie Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Ruby, Mrs. James Ruby and Sus
an and Cressel Anderson. The
evening was spent socially. Re
freshments were served by Mrs.
James Ruby and Mrs. Everett Ru
by. The centerpiece for the table
was four beautiful birthday cakes,
three were for Marvin and one for
gifte Larson' Both received somsf
Wm. J. Harris was a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Harris and
family for a 1 o’clock dinner on
Susan Huffman is spending her
Thanksgiving vacation with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M
Huffman, at Elgin.
Miss Vaulda Welke is spending
the holiday vacation with her
mother, Mrs. Harriet Welke. She
is a student at Wayne State
Mrs. Gail Boies and Mrs. Rosa
Bauer were Neligh visitors on
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