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Black River Democrat. (Lowville, N.Y.) 19??-1943, April 29, 1943, Image 6

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One reason why older women, mothers and teachers and guardians of girls, are so ex- traordinarily fussy about what girls do and don't do, is because the years between 16 and 26 are the years when most of us call the tune. Because she is young and confident and spoiled, full of half-formed yet very ambi- tious dreams for the years to come, a girl will quite readily call the tune. She's going to marry Paul and reform him, and they will inherit all his uncle's money and live in the smartest of Park Ave- nue's apartments. That's the tune. When Paul doesn't reform, and the uncle's wealth turns out to have been a handsome annuity that end- ed with his life, and when the smart apartment turns out to be a forty- dollar flat in the Bronx, that's when the piper calls for his pay. Small children can't make impor- tant decisions. People in the thir- ties and forties usually have had some experience, and occasionally have some sense. Old people have called all the tunes, and paid—and double paid—the importunate piper, and their deciding times are over. So the dangerous time is in the late 'teens and the early twenties, and we older women watch our girls fearfully and sorrowfully at that time, hoping that whatever we have been able to give them of code, of sense of duty, of wisdom and un- derstanding, will guide them safely through. Girls Better Prepared. For it is a terrible truth that most of our young men are completely unprepared to make good husbands. Girls have a better chance for sev- eral reasons. One is that many girls know something of housekeep- ing, managing, wifely obligation just from watching mother. Another is that the success of a marriage de- pends much more upon the wife's disposition than upon that of the husband. Boys have no such training. The average mother shrinks from the thought that any other mere woman is going to win her son away from her. She'll not anticipate this ca- lamity by helping him see what is fine and trustworthy in any girl, and what is not. They're all vampires trying to capture her Robert, and she'll not help them! So she is very apt to misrepresent them to him, criticize them, warn him that al- though Ann is a very fine girl, she's going to get fat like her mother, and although Susan seems a per- fectly delightful creature, there is that uncle of hers who misappropri- ated funds ten years ago. So Robert goes afield to find his sweetheart, and the result is a part of our tragic national story of di- vorces. Here is the case of an Oshkosh woman; a case that is typical of many, and full of bewilderment and suffering. Mary Bates is 25, a capa- ble office worker, with a small girl of four. A small girl of four, as some of us know, can be a rather bewitching person, and the picture Mary Lee sends me of Janey-Jo could go on any magazine cover with general approval. \When Janey-Jo was 11 months old I left her father,\ writes Mary. \The reasons were complete incom- patibility, boredom, continual draw- ing apart; it was a marriage that never should have taken place, as my own father and mother and all my friends knew well. But I was 19, Sidney 29, we were both infatu- ated, and although the honeymoon was hardly over before quarrels be- gan, I think any young couple, feel- ing as we did, would have married as we did. Tended Baby Alone. \I wanted a child; Sidney didn't. He ha-ted-the-idea. Before Janey-Jo was born he treated me with real, if not always purposeful, cruelty. Night after night he was away until one or two in the morning, and I lay awake worrying about him. The baby was 'that damn kid,' and, as dancing, tennis, trips became im- possible for me, it was an incessant 'well, what did you have it for?' Finally, I was to be forgiven if it was a son. His mother came to stay with us, and stated that the Bates babies always were sons. My ador- able baby was born tiny, weak, a nutrition problem from the begin- ning. Neither Sidney or his mother showed any concern. I brought my little girl through her first hard weeks alone, bearing all the anxiety and fatigue as best 1 could. Sidney was away more than ever; I felt like a mere paid housekeeper, keep- ing my fretful baby out of his way as much as I could, sleeping in the nursery to be sure that she survived the nights, and spending long lonely days with a book and a perambula- tor in the park. \Then I went to my mother, and here I have been for more than three years. Janey-Jo is a glorious- ly sturdy little creature now, and the delight of both our lives. Sidney asked me not to get a divorce for business reasons, and I agreed, glad to be spared publicity. He was trav- eling a good deal, and only a few intimates knew that we were living apart. Also, at the time of the sep- aration he stated that he wished half- ciistody of his child; very surpris- ingly, for he hadn't seemed to know she was alive. But I think his moth- er put him up to it. \You can guess the rest; the good, fine, protecting man who has come into my life, to show me what love is, and what life might be. He is my mother's doctor, 38 years old, fine in every way. He lost his wife two years ago; i s childless, and loves my child. Price of Happiness. \And now Sidney won't consent to a divorce unless I surrender Jan- ey-Jo entirely! His mother and a widowed sister want her, of course, and he wants to please them. So between them they would sacrifice the little thing who owes her life to me, who would never have weath- ered a thousand crises but for me. Is this fair? I become so frantic with resentment when I think of it that I know I am not regarding the situation reasonably, and I want your opinion. What i s my best way out?\ How to avoid paying the piper? It was headstrong 19 that called the tune; it was an inexperienced, in- fatuated girl who leaped into the marriage; if is a saddened, hurt, wiser woman who has to bear the result. Mary's only solution lies in pa- tience, but time goes slowly for sep- arated lovers, and her resentment will break forth again and again. By VIRGINIA VALE Released by Western Newspaper Union. T HE Hollywood telephone repairman was phoning his report. \Yeah I fixed it; cord was chewed.\ Pause. \Yeah chewed. No, not a ' dog—a lion.\ Pause. \Sure I said lion.\ Pause. \Lodk I haven't had a drink all day, and I said a lion chewed it. I'm at Jinx Falkenburg's house.\ He grinned. \Yeah I knew you'd , understand.\ The cub, a present to ' Jinx from her brother, Bob, has since then taken to sharpening his teeth on the piano legs. The Co- lumbia star of \She Has What It Takes\ says that's perfectly all right, if he sticks to piano legs. Pola Negri, who years ago was one of the head glamour girls of the silent movies, is returning to the screen in the United Artists film, \Hi Diddle Diddle\; she'll play an operatic star, the wife of Adolphe POLA NEGKI Menjou, a role from which Menjou's real wife, Veree Teasdale, retired because of illness. Martha Scott has the leading role. Animated se- quences by Leon Schlesinger, the film cartoon creator, will begin and end the picture. Nine-year-old John Donat, son of Robert Donat, makes his film debut in \This Land Is Mine,\ starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara. John breezed through his lines, and between takes sat high on a stepladder, reading a comic strip magazine—stayed there until Direc- tor Jean Renoir called him down from his perch to go to work again. David Niven returns to the screen after a two-year absence in \Spit- fire,\ the British-made Goldwyn pro- duction which will be released by EKO Radio. A major in the British army, he was given leave to co-star with Leslie Howard in this picture. -*- After testing Hollywood stars by the dozen King Vidor has selected an unknown for the important role of Brian Donlevy's wife in Metro's \America.\ She's Ann Richards, who arrived here from Australia on the last boat to leave after the bomb- ing of Pearl Harbor. Little Margaret O'Brien, who stole the honors in \Journey for Mar- garet\ and did the same thing when the \Screen Guild Players\ did a dramatized version of it on the air, won Jack Benny's heart when, ask- ing him for an autograph, she said she'd seen him fall into a lake in a picture. \That was with Bob Hope,\ said he. And Margaret replied \Bob Hope? Is he a comedian, too?\ Red Skelton's been having a swell time, working at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on \Whistling in . Brook- lyn\; every member of the famous Dodgers, including Manager Duro- cher, appears in the picture. Five hundred rabid Dodger fans sat in the bleachers for some sequences— and what's more, got paid for it! The quickest way to become a star on your own program is to do a guest shot on Rudy Vallee's Thurs- day show. During the past year he's presented Groucho Marx, Billie Burke and Ransom Sherman, among others. Now Marx stars on his own Satin-day night program, Sherman recently launched a new series, and Billie Burke will have two air shows going during the summer. That new \Salute to Youth\ pro- gram has just about everything ra- dio fans can want. There's William L. White, war correspondent; Ray- mond Paige and an all-youth orches- tra; Nadine Conrier, Metropolitan Opera star; Berry Kroeger as nar- rator, and a guest war worker. With most of the cast in their 'teens or early twenties, the program—on NBC Tuesdays—is a salute to youth, by youth. ODDS AND ENDS—Lesley Woods, \Bright Horizon\ actress, has said goodby to her dog, Bouncer; he's joined the army as a buck private . . . Fred Allen will return to motion pic- tures this summer . . . They've found another road for Bing Crosby and Bob } Hope, \Road to Utopia,\ to be made this summer, but probably without Dorothy Lamour . . . After five years, Phil Baker will return to the movies , in 20th Century-Fox's \The Girls He] Left Behind\ . . . Ginny Simms, star I of \Johnny Presents,\ has begun a tour i of desert army camps within a day's I distance of Hollywood; she offers a one- 1 woman show and pays all expenses. ' Neat Trick for Stretching Meat-Scrapple (See Recipe Below) Make Red Points Work! Making red points fit your menus and still give you plenty of valuable proteins and fats on which to do a man - sized day's work is like work- ing out a jig-saw puzzle. But you remember how they all can come out if you try hard enough? The answer is in budgeting your points before you spend them, getting meats with low point value, and extending flavor of meat as much as possible. First of all, let's realize that meat is a high quality protein, and that the body needs it for repairing and building tissue—which is a full-time job. We designate proteins as com- plete and incomplete, the ones which are complete do a complete job of body building and repairing. Com- plete proteins are meat, cheese, fish, poultry, eggs and milk. Incomplete proteins are those which can do just part of the job, and in this class we have breads, cereals, beans, peas and nuts. Of course we can use these foods al- ternately or in combination with meat, when we cannot get enough meat to fill our requirements. But, always, please bear the difference in mind. Pork is our foremost source of thiamin or vitamin Bi—sometimes called the pep and energy vitamin because of its important contribu- tion to mental health. Here pork sausage is combined with a cereal for a really delicious \stretched\ dish: All-Bran Scrapple. (Serves 8) 1 pound fresh pork sausage 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt Vs teaspoon pepper Vi teaspoon powdered sage Few grains cayenne % cup cornmeal % cup bran cereal Brown sausage in heavy skillet, stirring occasionally; pour off and save fat. Bring water to a boil, add salt, pepper, sage and cayenne. Stir in cornmeal gradually; cook until thickened, stirring constant- ly. Add bran ce- real and sausage and mix thorough- ly. Pour into dampened loaf pan; chill until firm. Unmold. Cut into %-inch slices and brown in sausage fat on hot griddle. Serve with ma- ple syrup or apple butter. Chicken is a complete protein— and goes a long way, nicely in this delightful fruity salad which you'll enjoy serving company or Sunday night supper guests: Lynn Says: The Score Card: With 35 mil- lion homemakers carrying ration books to the grocers, new ways for managing limited foods are the order of the day. Many of these homemakers.are accustomed to pulling off cans from their shelves, or taking quick-frozen food from their stor- age lockers. Now they will have to glean all possible facts from labels of these processed foods, budget their points carefully. It's smart to buy the size of can most profitable for her own individual family. Keep a table of equivalents handy in your purse until you become proficient. Usually, 16 ounces or one fluid pint will fill two measuring cups. The 32-ounce size will fill four cups. Remember canned vegetables are already cooked and need be brought only to boiling to be ready to' serve. Buying fresh fruits and vegeta- bles relieves pressure on canned goods. This Week's Menu •Stuffed Veal Hearts Buttered Noodles Quick-Cooked Green Cabbage Grated Carrot—Fresh Grapefruit Salad Whole Wheat Rolls Jelly Rhubarb Sauce Cookies Beverage *Recipe Given. Orange-Chicken Salad. (Serves 6) iy 2 cups orange sections 2 cups cooked chicken, mincet 1 cup diced celery Y-i cup lemon french dressing Lettuce and other greens Toss orange sections, chicken and celery together with the lemon french dressing. Arrange on six in- dividual beds of greens or lettuce. Kidney beans are a second-class or incomplete protein food, but they are fine to use on that extra day when there are no red points left over for meat. Dried peas and len- tils have a low point value which makes them fine for tide-overs on meatless days: Grated cheese adds food value, takes only a few red points: Kidney Bean Loaf. (Serves 6 to 8) 2 cups dry kidney beans 2 cups water 4 cups stale bread crumbs 2 cups grated cheese 'A cup chopped onion % cup shortening 1 egg 1/4 teaspoons salt M teaspoon pepper Soak beans overnight in the 2 cups water. In the morning, bring to a boil in the same liquid and then simmer until beans are tender. Mash beans fine and add all other ingredients, mix- ing well. Pack in- to a loaf pan and bake 1% hours in a 325-degree oven. Baste occasionally with 1 tablespoon melted butter and % cup water. You may use fish generously as a real menu aid during these days. Many types of fish are in season all the year round, and a great many others come i n season during spring: Fish Loaf. (Serves 4) 2 cups flaked, steamed fish % teaspoon salt 2 eggs, separated 1 cup medium white sauce Combine, fish, salt, beaten egg yolks, white sauce and beaten egg whites. Pour into greased baking dish and bake in a moderate oven 20 to 30 minutes. 'Stuffed Veal Hearts. (Serves 5) 2 veal hearts 2 tablespoons chopped onion Vi cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons shortening V£ cups fine bread crumbs % teaspoon salt % teaspoon pepper Vt cup water 3 tablespoons shortening 2 cups stewed tomatoes 2 whole cloves 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt % teaspoon pepper Clean hearts by cutting through side to center, open with a sharp knife, cut out all veins and arteries. Wash well. Make a dressing by cooking onion and celery in shorten- ing. Add crumbs, salt, pepper and water. Stuff the hearts with dress- ing and tie together with string. Roll hearts in flour, brown in short- ening. Add tomatoes, cloves, bay leaf. Sprinkle with .salt and. pepper. Cover with tight fitting lid and cook on low heat for 1% hours. Lynn Chambers welcomes you to submit your'household queries to her problem clinic. Send your letters to her at Western Newspaper. Union,-210 South DespUnnes Street, Chicago, Illi- nois. Don't forget to enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for your reply. Released by Western Newspaper Union. Released by Western Newspaper Union. LIGHT EXERCISE Dr Barton It is unfortunate that a couple oi outstanding physicians should ad- vise that exercise should not be tak- en by those past 40 years of age. They were so op- posed to exercise that they suggested that lifting the little finger unnecessarily might cause harm. Now these physi- cians had but the one thought in mind and that \was to dis- courage tnose mid- dle-aged individuals from taking exercise who thought that \strenuous\ exer- cise was needed just as much, if not more, at middle age than for those under 40. The advice was giv- en to prevent strain on heart and blood vessels. These physicians are aware that in the treatment of the middle aged or elderly of average health the last thing they would want them to do is to rest all the time, that is become bedridden. This is because the body needs to move it- self to keep heart, blood vessels, lungs, appetite, digestion and bowel movement normal. To rest all the time would lower the health mental- ly and physically. I have in mind particularly those who are overweight and among the methods of getting rid of excess fat are already taking exercise or have been planning to take some exer- cise. As a matter of fact exercise is the \natural\ way to reduce weight because it creates extra heat thus melting away the fat tissue which is inactive and developing muscle tissue which is active and heat creating when it is active. \Exercise improves the circula- tion, sweeps away the stagnant waste materials which collect in the body, creates a sense of well-being which lasts for a long time after- ward and burns fat.\ The overweight individual because he is overweight does not like exer- cise as every movement of his body means that he must do much more work than one of normal weight. But as he gradually removes the stored fat on his body and increases his muscular strength he gets a three- fold benefit—(a) removes excess fat, (b) increases his muscular strength and (c) because of this increased muscular strength loses his dislike for exercise. The fact that' exer- cise is now easier to take, that he can feel himself becoming lighter and more \limber\ makes exercise actually \inviting\ to him. • • * Dried Foods Aid To Victory Effort One of the things learned during the war, which will mean health and happiness to many more thousands than before the war, is that water can be removed from food on one side of the ocean, the food shipped in a space many times smaller to the other side of the ocean, where by adding water to the amount pre- viously removed makes the food as nourishing as when it was fresh. The London correspondent of the Journal of the American Medical Association states that research work carried on at the Low Tem- perature Research station, Cam- bridge, in co-operation with other institutions in Britain, and in the United States and dominions, has made possible the following bene- ficial results. \It i s estimated that removing the water from foods, while maintaining their food value, has saved shipping to the extent of 3,000,000 tons of wa- ter annually. A quart of milk has a volume of 69 cubic inches and weighs 41 ounces. Condensed, it has a volume of 27 cubic inches and weighs 16% ounces. Reduced to a powder, it has a volume of 15% cubic inches and weighs 5% ounces. With the powder compressed into a block the volume i s reduced to about 7% inches from 15%. The discovery that fresh milk can be reduced to such a small space makes the rich spring and summer milk available for use in the 1 winter, when there is less sunshine for cows and for hu- man beings. This is of consider- able importance. Great Britain will Import 100,000 tons of dried eggs in 1943. If this amount of eggs were shipped in the usual way with water and shells it would weigh 500.000 tons and take six times the amount of shipping space. A similar saving i s made by importation of dried meat Another advantage is that dried eggs and meat do not require refrigeration for transport or storing. • * * QUESTION BOX Q.—Are the internal organs of pork and beef considered safe for consumption? A.—The organs are a valuable food. Should- foe well cooked. Q.—Would it be safe for a person subject to sharp, stabbing pains-in the right side of the chest to drive a car? A.—White these symptoms point to a muscular pain, one visit to your doctor will show whether it is more fierion*. ON THE HOME RUTH WYETH SPEARS I_T ERE is how you can play Fairy •*• * Godmother to a kitchen chair. Pad the back as shown here* using at least three layers of cotton batting for the front of it and one for the back. Next, cut an 18-inch circle of cardboard and use it for a pattern for marking the shape of the round seat on boards or plywood. Cut out the wooden seat and screw it to the chair. Save the cardboard pattern. Cover the front of the chair back next, tufting it with covered but- tons sewn through the back with a long needle. Sew the back of the cover in place with stitches hidden under welting. Tack a strip of muslin around the seat, and sew the ruffles to it. Now, pad the round cardboard; stretch covering fabric over it; then sew it in place on the chair. • • • NOTE: Readers are writing to tell us that the new BOOK 9 should be called the Victory Book as it contains so many ways to make pretty things for the home that could not otherwise be had for the dura- tion. Copies are available by mail post- paid for 15 cents. Address: MRS. 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