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Bellefnte, Pa., November 25, 1921.
THE LITTLE HOME PAPER.
By Charles Hanson Towne, in American
The little home paper comes to me,
As badly printed as it can be;
It's ungrammatical, cheap, absurd—
Yet how I love each intimate word!
For here am I in the teeming town,
‘Where the sad, mad people rush up and
And it’s good to get back to the old lost
And gossip and smile for a little space.
The weather is hot; the corn crop’s good;
They've had a picnic in Sheldon’s Wood.
And Aunt Maria was sick last week;
Ike Morrison's got a swollen cheek.
And the Squire was hurt in a runaway—
More shocked than bruised, I'm glad to
Bert Willis—I used to play ball with him
Is working on a farm with his Uncle Jim,
The Red Cross ladies gave a tea,
And raised quite a bit. Old Sol MacPhee
Has sold his house on Lincoln Road—
He couldn't carry so big a load.
The Methodist minister's had a call
From a wealthy parish near St. Paul.
And old Herb Sweet is married at last—
He was forty-two. How the years rush
But here's an item that makes me see
“ld Stokes,” it reads, “was killed in
When the Allies made their last advance.” |
Ed Stokes! That boy with the laughing
As blue as the early summer skies!
He wouldn’t have killed a fly—and yet,
Without a murmur, without a regret,
He left the peace of our little place,
And went away with a light in his face;
For out in the world was a job to do,
And he wouldn't come home until it was
Four thousand miles from our tiny town
And its hardware store, this boy went
Such a quiet lad, such a simple chap-—
But he’s put East Dunkirk on the map!
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
You must not only be cheerful, but stay
cheerful, too. Don’t be like the revolving
light, flashing out one minute and sub-
merged in darkness the next. Send a
steady ray of cheer throughout the year.
The deft, swift-moving fingers of
the oriental rug mender can fill in
holes and reinforce worn places so
skillfully that they can scarcely be
deteeted. Such reapir work is expen-
sive; however, and almost any person
-who+has the time can do it at home
withilittle or no outlay for materials.
Housekeepers have repaired oriental
rugs of intricate design as well as
machine-made Brussels and Wilton.
Several methods of home mending
of rugs and carpets have been tested
in the United States Department of
Agriculture, which gives the follow-
Select wools for mending to match
those of the rug in color and texture,
if possible. These may be raveled
from scraps of carpet, or bought from
carpet dealers, or if necessary heavy
knitting yarns may be dyed to match.
Carpet yarns are stiffer and more dur-
able than ordinary wools and should
be used if obtainable. A stout nee-
dle with a large eye will, of course,
be needed, and curved scissors are
particularly convenient for clipping
the threads when mending a rug or
carpet with velvety pile.
Darn ingrain carpet with the over-
and-under stitch used in mending
stockings, and work in the design on
this background. .
In pile rugs, such as Brussels, Wil-
ton, and some kinds of oriental weaves,
replace the linen, jute, or cotton back-
ing first and then work in the pile
with colored yarn. Just how to make
the pile stitch depends on the texture
of the rug, but a good method can
quickly be developed by experiment-
ing. It is generally made by knotting
the yarn around the warp in such a
way that it holds firmly and the ends
stick up to form the velvety surface
of the rug. These ends can be clip-
ped off after each stitch is taken, or
they can all be sheared at once after
the entire hole is filled.
Ragged edges make otherwise good
rugs look shabby and are not difficult
tn repair. Sometimes they can be
bound or blanket stitched or overcast
with stitches run into the rug at least
a half inch or, what is much better
looking, an excellent selvage similar
to that on oriental rugs can be made.
Lay one, two, or three cords along the
edge and with black of neutral-color-
. ed wool darn them tc the rug with
over-and-under stitches set close to-
gether. Choose cords of such size
that when covered with the wool a
durable, flat strip about the thickness
of the rug is formed and use hard-
twisted wool or regular carpet wool if
it can be obtained. If the edge is very
ragged reinforce it first with braid on
the under side so as to give a firm
material into which to weave.
Rag and light-weight cotton rugs
can be washed in the tub or the wash-
ing machine in lukewarm soapsuds
like any other heavy colored material,
but they must be rinsed thoroughly
to prevent them from looking grimy.
Spreading the wet rug on the grass
and turning the hose on it or dashing
pails of water over it is sometimes
the easiest and best way of rinsing.
Woolen rugs may also be cleaned
at home successfully if there are good
facilities for drying. Spread the rug
on a table or other flat surface of con-
venient height and scrub with a heavy
lather of mild soap, using a soft
brush or a sponge. As soon as a sec-
tion is scrubbed clean rinse it with
water, change as soon as it becomes
discolored. This is a very thorough
method of cleaning, but must be used
with caution on rugs that are likely
to shrink or change color, or which
have a thick pile. If moisture ie
mains at the bottom of the pile for
any length of time the threads may
be rotted. In the case of valuable
rugs, it is safer to send them to a:
professional cleaner who has special |
Aside from its value in furnishing
body-building, growing and energy
material in an easily digested form,
milk contains certain substances which
tend to build up the resistive power
of the body and so maintain general
well being. In the case of children
this favors normal growth. One of
| these substances—sometimes called
| vitamines—is found in butter fat, in
the fat of egg yolk, in spinach, Swiss
chard, lettuce, kale and other leafy
vegetables used for greens. It is also
found in animal organs where active
cell work is going on, as in the liver
and kidneys. The second protective
substance occurs in skim milk, eggs
fruits and vegetables, also in grain
products from which the outer coats
have been removed. The third has not
been known for a long time. Fresh
fruit and leafy vegetables, such as
lettuce, are rich in it.
If any or all of these substances
are lacking in a diet the general
health of the individual is affected,
according to best authorities on the
subject. In children growth will not
proceed at a normal rate. In time
disease may result. The second and
third protective substances are more
widely distributed in food materials
and are not likely to be deficient in
the average diet. The first, however,
may be lacking unless care is taken
to provide it, according to information
from the home economic extension di-
vision of The Pennsylvania State
College. Generous amounts of whole
milk and other fat-rich products, sup-
plemented with eggs and leafy vege-
tables, will insure against any lack.
Whole milk is especially valuable in
this respect. It is cheaper than eggs,
while a sufficient amount of some of
these essential substances is not fur-
nished by the amount of vegetables |
Johnny Cakes.—Put two cupfuls of
white cornmeal into a bowl and pour |
on slowly two cupfuls of boiling
water. Add one-quarter cupful of |
butter, one rounding tablespoonful of
sugar, a level teaspoonful salt and
beat. Add two cupfuls of milk, the
yolks of 3 eggs beaten, 3 cups of flour
sifted with 3 teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, and the beaten whites of 3
ere pee ese fp pcre.
In Europe You Wait Your Turn.
Americans traveling abroad and
having occasion to make long distance
telephone calls frequently encounter
unfamiliar and rather disconcerting
methods of procedure. For example,
they discover that the traffic conges-
tion on the government lines is some-
times so great that it is necessary
to make out an application to talk
several hours ahead of time and then
wait until their turn comes. As it is
often not possible to predict just when
this will be, travelers are unable to
make appointments and are otherwise
emparrassed. Another peculiarity of
the European service is that on busy
circuits conversations in the majority
of cases are limited to a specified
time, from 3 to 6 minutes. At the end
of that time the call is interrupted by
the operator and the conversation can
be resumed only by renewing the ap-
plication and waiting perhaps for sev-
eral additional hours.
—Your words, your actions, even
your silences, may start influences for
good or evil that will continue so long
as the world stands.
You will hear it said that such and such
a magazine prints suggestive stories, mean-
ing that they present corrupting ideas in
an attractive dress. But there is a sug-
gestiveness also of quite a different sort—
the suggestiveness that quickens the read-
er’s sense of duty, stimulates ambition,
gives courage to face adversity, fortifies
against yielding easily to temptation. It
is this better kind of suggestiveness that
you will find on almost every page of The
Youth’s Companion. Which of these two
kinds of suggestiveness would you wish to
have exert an influence in your family
The 52 issues of 1922 will be crowded
with serial stories, short stories, editor-
‘ials, poetry, facts and fun. Subscribe
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THE YOUTH'S COMPANION,
Commonwealth Ave. & St. Paul St., Bos-
ton, Mass. 66-46
Rheumatism Grows |
Worse if Neglected
It is a Uric Acid Trouble. |
It makes its presence known by lo-
cal aches and pains, inflamed joints
and stiff muscles but cannot be per- |
manently relieved by local applica- |
tions. Its cause is constitutional and |
it must have constitutional treatment. |
Take Hood’s Sarsaparilla, which cor- |
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“Three doctors said I could not be |
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If all of those attending Pennsylvania's
schools and colleges were gathered in one
place it would make a city of some 1,750,000
souls. Famous for its mines and mills, its
farms and factories, the state has not neg-
lected the welfare of its future citizens while
building up its industries.
This great educational system is broad
enough to include every child in the state.
In every community may be found men
whose boyhood was spent in humble sur-
roundings, but who found the school a step-
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