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The Long Island traveler. (Cutchogue, N.Y.) 1871-1940, July 13, 1939, Image 2

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THE LONG ISLAND TRAVELER Thru Women's E g e s roiTGD BY JEAN HALLOCK At a Window by Carl Sandburg Olve me hunger O you gods that sit and give The world Its orders. Olve me hunger, pain, and want. Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame, Olve me your shabbiest, weariest hun- ger! But leave me a little love, A voice to speak to me In the day end, A hand to touch me In the dark room Breaking the long loneliness. In the dusk of day-shapes Blurring the sunset, One little wandering, western star Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow Let me go to the window, Watch there the day-shapes of dusk And wait and know the coming Of a little love. Carl Sandburg's \At a W i n d o w \ amused me—fitting In a poetry book alongside his \Chicago the poem we had In our High School studies to read and reread as the epitome of modernism. That w a s really before the onslaught of modem—In the arts and In furniture! Even so, Sandburg's poetry was always described to us as a bit on the brutal side—more like the thunderstorms of nature than the silvery moonlight that most poems are thought to be made of. It amused us, therefore, to find Sandburg In a more philosophical mood. HobUes Two Southolders have a hobby—a collecting hobby, as so many hobbles are. This Is a collecting hobby we've never run across anjrwhere else, though, and one that Is perfectly fascinating. We think you'll all be interested In It, too—the collecting of tiny kerosene lamps. And those lamps are entirely delightful. They are graceful in shape and rainbow hued in color. If you've never seen this particular collection, you'll be surprised to find that kerosene lamps have a charm all their own! This collection Is of the smaller lamps—not the ugly and ra- ther unwieldy ones that we all have around for emergencies! These were the small lamps t h a t lighted each member of the household up the stairs every night. T h e r e are some tiny \Courting Lamps,\ too, that have the tiniest possible flame! These lamps are In beautiful colors —blues, reds, vaseline color, creamy white, and amber. Some of them have chimneys and globes, others only chim- neys, some just a base—depending on their age—at what stage in the indus- try of lamp making they were made. There are tiny round globes to hold kerosene made of the prized Sandwich glass that is so valuable. And you can tell that special old glass from to- day's commercial stuff—even if you're not a collector—by the look of It and the way It feels. Even If you've no Interest In collect- ing for the joy of having a complete series of an article—for dscoverlng In an old house or some odd nook and crany—just the missing thing your col- lection needs, you'll like this lamp col- lection because it catches the eye—the lamps are so well proportioned—the designs on them are so amusing—and the colors so grand. ford one more dress—to perk us up along about now—because our summer things do look so terrible—compared to the shiney new fall things in the windows. We know we won't be wear- ing those fall things for another two, probably three, months—but how they spur us on with our shopping. That's why the shops are so full of them, along around now, we've decided. There's a trend this year—getting back to the present and letting our fall previews take care of themselves in fall weather—for natural s t r a w hats. They're universally becoming in color—seem to suit the country and city equally well. They're probably an outgrowth of the little girl fashions we had this spring—for leghorns used to be girlhood's universal headgear. We like these hats, ourselves and think they fit Into the travel scheme of things better than white —if you're tripping somewhere t h e s e next few months. who live In them. Perhaps every town has to have one below par district —perhaps there have to be people who don't have enough to eat—never any new clothes. We don't think so. It will take a long time to do it—to rid our country of the undernourished, the sunless, the ragged—and there will always be some who prefer their dirty streets, their cramped quarters, their dismal lives. There should be some way, though, that the youngsters could have their chance. It's hard to do —hard because any youngster is bet- ter off with his own family than in a perfect life in an institution. It's hard because some people will always be the losers, some the gainers. There can never be such a thing as everyone sharing alike! There can only be such a thing as everyone having a minimum that's adequate! Life Is full of paradoxes. It's usual to see the homes of the wealthy on the front of the street—with those of the very poor just a stone's throw away on the back street. Particularly not- iceable is this in the ultra fashionable river districts of the city —districts iwhere the worst slums border the most exclusive of homes. These paradoxes are part of life—perhaps they can ne- ver be done away with entirely. Some of them should be Ironed out more, though! Some of them are b e i n g Ironed out right now—others are be- ing attempted, slowly conquered. It takes a long time. There are the trans-oceanic clippers winging to Europe, to Asia, In shorter time than It would take us to get to our own middle west—by car. They have a great deal more in their silver wings than we probably realize. They are our messengers to the other coun- tries—they bring us nearer the old worlds than ever before. They're go- ing to show us the contrast between our peaceful country and the fighting nations—are going to help us lessen that contrast—and help us bring our own country to its best oivilization— if only by way of showing off—showing what we can really do—to Europe- bringing a good result—no matter what the reason. Prophets # According to ancient EngUnh legend, rain on St. Swithin'$ Day, July IS, means rain for 40 day$. Th^^olk lore of every country impue$ animals, fowl and insects hith the gift of fore- telling roj^ Here are a fetv of the more*mttj>ular superstitions: Fashion's Foibles Already they're showing fall clothes In the city stores! Most of us are still making additions to our sununer wardrobes. There's good psychology behind it, of course—an array of black fall clothes In the windows will sell the cottons Inside that much quicker. MUady will feel that she'd better get the rest of her summer wardrobe in a hurry, before she finds there's nothing of summer left for her. It also makes milady who Is bargain conscious feel that she's getting special sale prices, when cottons are being closed out and silks and wools are taking the spot- light of fashion's eye. It does one more thing, too—It makes some of us who thought our hot weather wardrobe complete decide that we really can af- Paradoxes Todays world is the most civilized ever—we've the most modern machin- ery anyone could imagine—we've un- cann y methods of communication, we've more luxuries than anyone a century ago could have imagined, we've all the creature comforts anyone could want, and our education Is keeping pace with all our technical advance- ments. We've crime, robbing, killing and wars, that are more outrageous than any of our forefathers could have imagined. We shiver over the tortures of the inquisitions—but how many of us give a thought to the women and children — noncombatants — being torn to shreds, being forced to live In ruins that once were houses, not seeing for days on end as much food as we're apt to feed oiur dog In a day—over in China-In Spain's ruined cities and desolate countryside. But those things seem even further away than the days of witch burning or the voodoo magic of the South Seas. Few of us wonder how close those things could come to us—what our nation's doing to see that we are kept far from them. In the wealthiest nations of t h e world there are still people starving- still people for whom there is no work; surpluses of food, and no way to get that food to the right people; jobs to be done, but no ways to fit those wanting work to the jobs; no way to have the slum livers reconstruct theh- homes. In those same countries are people with too much money—peo- ple unhappy because of their wealth- people who want to work, but have no need to for money—feel that they should leave jobs that people wihout money want, alone—people who don't realize what a little of their money could do. There should be some solution for us in our land of those city slums— of slums In places not large enough to be called cities! There should be some way tliat we can do away with the places that foster only starvation, crime, and waste of the young people t Around Our House | FOOT RelcMcd by the Podiiilfy Soclcly, SUle o( New Y|rk, . Pablic Information CommlttM Harry Sturtz, Pod. O. Chairman. Nassau County Despite meteorologists, many formers here snd elsewhere listen to the rooster's crowins for advance weather information. This snpersti- tion is based on the age-old couplet: \If a cock crows when he goes to bed, he'U get up with a wet head.\ Outdoor Play Equipment In the summer, when young children spend most of their time outdoors, wise parents try to provide play equipment that will promote vigorous physical activity. Such equipment need not be elab- orate or expensive, say the New York State College of Home Economics. A few suggestions are: A Broad Swing A satisfactory swing for the young child has a square seat, about 24x24 Inches, supported by four ropes knot- ted beneath the board at each corner and brought together to join the two main supporting ropes about 30 inch- es above the board. This board does not tip, allows the child to sit, kneel, lie down or stand for swinging. Sev- eral children may use it at once. An excellent swing may also be made from an old automobile tire fastened securely by a strong rope, to the limb of a tree, to a scaffold, or In a porch or garage opening. A Game of Ring Toss A ring toss requires a standard which may be made by nailing a 10- inch length of broom handle in an upright position to the center of a square base about 12x12 inches; or the broom handle may be driven into the ground. Rings may be made by splicing Inch ropes together to make rings 6 or 8 Inches in diameter. Old embroi- dery hoops may also be used if they are wound with adhesive tape to add the necessary weight and durability. Another \snre-flre\ indication of rainfall, fishermen to the contrary, is when \Through the clear streams the fishes rise, and nimbly eatch incautious files.\ Normal Flat Feet Until very recently. It was common experience to find persons possessed of congenital (bein g born with) \low arched\ feet, classed as foot defectives and barred, because of this supposed defect, from service in the Post Of- fice, p o l i c e department, fire depart- ment, the army, navy and other places where strong feet are essential. Need- less to say, many a good man with strong, but \low arched\ feet was not able to realize his ambition because of; the erroneous method employed by the examiner, who judged the usefulness of a foot by Its shape, and not by Its action or function. When, during the the draft for sol- diers In the World War, medical men were given an opportunity to make wholesale examinations of feet, they soon revised the then prevalent con- ception that a person with a low arch, or with no arch visible at all. Is a foot defective. They found that many of these men were engaged In occu- pations which demanded long hours of standing and walking dally, but In spite of their supposed foot defect, they gave no history of fatiguing eas- ily or of foot pain even after many hours of labor. Orthopaeduc surgeons, long before our entrance Into the World War, have tried to correct the impression that a congenitally low arched foot Is a de- fective foot; and army surgeons who had occasion to observe this type of foot in soldiers, who, perhaps, were accepted only because not enough men with more highly arched feet offered themselves for service, have attested to the fact that a congenital flatfoot Is a functionally normal foot. In a book written several years be- fore the late war, by a Captain In the U. S. Army Hospital Corps, the au- thor records that he found In a regi- ment of colored soldiers, a company of sixty-five men In whom there was a preponderance of the \flatfoot of the negro\ (congenital flatfoot) where in some cases the Inner border of the foot was as flat as the outer border. None of these men gave a history of foot tire or foot strain wtiile marching with heavy packs, and the company enjoyed the reputation of being the best marching organization of the en- tire regiment. A visit to a Chiropodist-Podiatrist will ascertain whether or not you be- long in the category of congenital flat footed people. HEALTHFULLY AIR-CONDITIONED oiefnPORT MEflTRE Matinee Daily at 2:15 Evenings 7:15-9:15 FRIDAY., SATURDAY JULY 14-15 O'SUUIVAN plaa lA* wond»r-boy TARZAN , Jr. SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY JULY 16-17-18 SINISTER SHADOWScS-BURNING LOVE SAMUEL GOLOWYN MERLE OBERON LAURENCE OLIVIER DAVID NIVEN gglMt^dwuUnjto^ ^ thewm M \ WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY JULY 19-20 \NAUGHTY BUT NICE\ — w i t h — DICK POWELL — ANN SHERIDAN GAIL PAIGE — ALLEN JENKINS — ZASU PITTS A Dish for the Week \ 4 t Government weather experts look upon kitty as nothing more than a household pet, but according to die- hards, rain Is a two-to-one bet when \Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws, sits licking o'er her whiskered jaws.\ ^ WILL THEY BE THERE WHEN YOU RETURN? No risk of loss of your securities is necessary. Before leaving home, see that tiiey have the proper protection against fire and theft. Come in now and select your Private Lock Box in our Safe Deposit Vault.. The rental is only $3.65 and up per year. Although s w e e t now green peas, picked from the family garden less than an hour before serving, cooked In a small amount of water until just done, and seasoned with butter, salt and pepper, are hard to Improve on as a vegetable, a change may be wel- come toward the end of the green pea season, or when left-over cooked peas are on hand. Carrots and peas with green mint Is a combination suggested by the New York State College of Home Econom- ics, especially for any meal that fea- tures lamb. Carrots and Peas with Green Mint Fresh mint, 5 or 6 sprigs 2 cuiJS of cooked, cubed, carrots 1 cup of cooked peas Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons of butter , teaspoon of sugar Simmer the carrots, peas and mint leaves together for about five minutes in just enough water to cover. Drain them, (saving the juice for use In a sauce or a gravy, or to di'lnk chilled as an appetizer), add the butter and the salt and pepper to taste; then sprinkle with the sugar and set the mixture In a warm oven until the sugar melts. Serve this with a gar- nish of fresh mint leaves. With the carrots and peas with fresh mint, the College suggests serving braised shoulder of lamb, mashed po- tatoes, whole wheat bread and but- ter, cottage cheese and pineapple sal- ad, berries and cream, milk for the children, and tea, either Iced or hot, or coffee for the adults. The not-too^particular housewife ; can disregardtsoientific prognostica- i tions, according to legend, because ! rain is definitely due when \The soot falls dow^, the spaniels sleep, and spiders from their cobwebs creep.\ And this wise old bird may be as smart as his reputation paints him, for \When the owl does hoot within the day, in 48 hours the skies are gray.\ Su—if your newspaper didn't come, and your radio isn't working, try doping out your own weather prophecies. XHERE'S more to do in sum- mer. The great outdoors calls young bodies for activity and fun. Eyes are brighter.. Bodies are browner. Appe* tites are keener. Be sure youngsters satisfy their bodies as well as their appetites. Be sure every meal is well balanced — nourishing. Sheffield Milk adds body> building goodness to any meal. Nearly a century of experience stands back of the extra richness and extra goodness of Sheffield Milk. Have it delivered to your vacation home by courteous milkmen every day. Or buy it from the helpful merchant who sup* plies the rest of your food. SHEFFIELD FARMS •Seo&a MILK Montauk Highway, HAMPTON BAYS, N, Y. Tulcphune Hampton Bays, 300 iMoiRs IN qu4iiTr FOK NMur A ciNrunr

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