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Sew if Your Limited---It's Budget Fun, Too! By CHERIE NICHOLAS picture is with drama. of midwinter fee- Occasions in full sure to yearn amount of good news is your hob- raanage to have Without suffer- pattern that idea of a dream d and st local expert help is sewing short at little or bub- display rayon jerseys, tailor beauti- and moires as they. alluring col- every type effects, Part, can be had This year on between lush, fuchsia, rut- alarm red, to- Kelly green tints. and its flat- Yo~ will be You make a long- long-torso basque top of black cotton lace with a shirred wide-spreading rayon moire skirt which repeats the black lace in a hip border inset after the manner of the gown which the fig- ure seated in the foreground is wearing. And again your evening splendor will be definitely established in a mist-blue jersey dress that molds and tapers to your form in draped and flowing lines like those of the gown shown to the right in the trio of evening modes pictured above. Drapery treatments are very im- portant and are outstanding this season. They are ever so easy to manipulate, even for the inexperi- enced, with the aid of a new molded- to-you thermo-plastic dress form. With an exact reproduction of your figure before you, it requires no special gift to drape the folds of a material in a way that will most ef- fectively dramatize your silhouette. Gay and inexpensive materials make the luxurious looking dinner dress centered in the grot~p above. There is style distinction reBected in the chrome yellow velveteen jacket that hangs with easy grace from broad-looking shoulders entrusted with importantly new embroidered motifs that are repeated on the pock- ets. This jacket would be lovely with a candle-slim forest green crepe floor-length skirt. Believe it or not, the embroidered motifs that so defi- nitely enhance this jacket were stitched up in practically no time on a modern sewing machine, and the finished job looks for all the world like fine handwork. The fashion suggestions above are destined to turn your "date" into a successful drama, and they will inspire repeat performances in the future. (Released by Western News~per Union.) vogue for rye to see the Rain Now Calls for Gay Fashion Parade Away with somber attire on a rainy day! No longer are leaden- cast ~kies, downpours of rain and muddy streets a sign that one must match the somberness of the scene with clothes equally depressing. Ac- cording to the new theory, a rainy day is just the time to come out in bright array. In fact, rainy days are turning into chee~*ul events. There are gay new capes, fitted coats and trench model coats, some In white, some In blue and, most ex- citing of all, those in bright red rainproof transparencies or proc- essed cloth, if you prefer. You can get red or white boots to match. There's style and charm, too, in the new processed black satin rain- coats that are fashioned with a~neri ~detalis and given a glamour" touch In that the newest out are fashioned with Jeweled buttons. Magazine Tells What the College Girl Is Wearing According to a new women's mag- azine: College co-eds are braiding their hair in "country cousin" style. Earrings are being worn with the brakk. Sixty inch pearls worn on "Sloppy Joe" cardigans are '*tops" every- where. Cowboy boots, plaid sweaters, lime yellow shirts, corduroy Jack- eta, the 'W" neck sweater and knee length argyle plaid sockJ also storm the American campus scene. For the Young Take yards and yards of brlghl red net. Fashion this into a full skirl Top this With a Imug-flttlng bodice made of Jersey in matching red. Outline the decolletage, sleeveI edges and finish off the waistline] with a single-row beading o~ ~mr-[ red sequins. ] ] THE KALONANEWS I Somethinq He'd Read By IAMES (Associated Newspapers---WlTU Service.) ]1 66~[I[ THAT a break[ Police W Officer Spence Tuttle groaned as the short- wave radio in the patrol ear began to bark their number. Officer Ken Johnson, Turtle's com- panion, smiled siekishly. In just five minutes the pair would have been relieved of duty for the night. Tuttle glanced into his code book, holding it beneath the instrument board light. "Code 76." He re- peated the number that had come from the short-wave set. "Murder," he read. "Man shot and killer has escaped." Tuttle closed the book and grinned. "Well, that ain't so bad. Murders was always my meat and drink." Johnson, who was driving, spun the wheel sharply. They slued off the main thoroughfare and tore madly along a dimly lighted side street. Five minutes later the car drew up in front of a pretentious- looking apartment, before which a small crowd had gathered. The policemen pushed their way to the front door. ordered the liveried footman who was standing there to allow no one to enter and went in- side. A greatly excited superin- tendent met them in the hallway. "This way, gentlemen. I thought you'd never come." He stepped into an elevator, and the officers followed. At the tenth floor they alighted and the superin- tendent pointed to the door directly opposite. "It happened in there, gentlemen. Harris, Mr. Wain- wright's butler, will let you in. It was Harris who spread the alarm." Tuttle rapped loudly on the door and stepped inside the moment it , was opened. Johnson followed. The man who confronted them was ---...__ "In tbat event," sam Officer Tut- ffe sternly, "we'll Imve to charge you with the murder Of your era. ployer ! '" obviously Harris, the buffer, and a badly frightened buffer, too, Tuttle thought. They could see the figure of a man lying ,on the floor in a room just off the entrance hall. Tuttle bent over the body. The victim had been shot squarely between the eyes. The officer knew vaguel~ that Edson Wainwright was a prominent flUSh. cier, and was reported to have lost heavily in the stock market. Tutffe stood erect and eyed the butler. "What happened?" he asked. Harris gulped. "I don't know, sir. I was in the pantry, preparing a sandwich and a glass of milk for Mr. Wainwright wl~o had Just come in. I heard a shot, and rushed into the living rectorate find this." He paused, staring helplessly at his dead master. "Know where the shot came from?" "It must have come from over there-through that window." "What makes you think so?" "It sounded sort of muffled. Be- sides, there's a fire escape there. A man could have been standing out- side and made good his escape.'" Officer Johnson had reached the window in his rounds, and now Tuttle turned to ask him a question. "How's it look. Ken?" Johnson grunted. The window in question was open and the police- man was tugging at the screen. Sud- denly he stopped, seemed to exam. ine something with unusual interest. "Harris is right" he said, joining the others in the center of the room. '~'here's a fire escape there and It would have been easy for the tour. derer to turn his trick and get away." Tutffe looked abruptly into Hat. ris' white face. "You been here all evening?" "Yes. air. Since early morning." "And no one else was around? No one came in or went out?" "No one except Mr. Wainwright." "In that event," said Officer Tut- tie sternly, "we'll have to charge you with the murder of your em- p1oYer[" Harris gasped. ~ny--I don't un- derStan& 1--that is, you can't ao- cram me without proof.'" '~rhat's true," Tuttle gasped. "Listen, Harris, we know you killed Wainwright so you toilet as Well come clean." "You know! How? You haven't any proofi" Tuttle leaned close. '~t's true that Wainwrighl; 16st heavily in the stock market, isn't It?" "Yes." '~t's true his brokers have run 1 V him ragged by continually calling up for more margin? And it's true that Wainwright was Just about out of funds?" , "I don't know. I know he re- ceived a good many calls." "And you know also his brokers called him this morning. You know he had to have money, and he asked you for what you had. promising to double the amount when he paid you back. You gave it to him~ probably your whole life's savings. And tonight you discovered he'd lost it all. You were broke, with- out a chance of getting It back. So you waited for him to come in, in- tending to kill him, which you did! That's true, isn't it?" For an instant Harris' eyes wav- ered. His expression was that of blank amazement. Why~why~how did you--that is --" he paused, staring helplessly in- to the officer's face. There wasn't much he could do. Tuttle had the whole story down to its minutest de- tail. It was too amazing, too shock. ingly true to be contradicted with. out fear of incrimination. "Self-defense is your best alibi," Tuttle was saying as he snapped on the cuffs. "It's your only chance." His tone was not unkind. Later, once more in the patrol car, Officer Johnson let out a long whistle. "How," he asked, "in the name of all creation, did you dope it out? And me always thinking you were a dumb bloke." Officer Tuttle grinned pleasantly. This was his moment of triumph, and he took advantage of "it. "I don't know nothin' but what I read in the papers," he grinned. ""Yeah! Well, get it off your chest. It's your night to crow." Turtle lighted a cigarette. They, were off duty now. "It was likeI this," he began. "I guessed it!"1 "Guessed it?" ] "Sure. This evening I read how Wainwright was about ready to blow up, and his borrowing money from his butler Seemed like the only logical s~olution. I took a chance, and mdde a bulls-eye. I'll bet Harris is s~ill trying to puzzle l out how I did it." "Fine. But you must have hadI something to arouse your sus- picions. You just couldn't accuse a man like that without a bit of evi- dence." "Oh, thatl" Turtle flicked his cig. arette airily. "Well, that's where the secret lies. You see, when I examined that screen I found a hole in it just like Harris said I would. Only the bullet that had made the hole was shot from the inside, as was indicated by the fact that the pieces of wire were forced outward. I figured that Harris had shot that hole throush the screen Just to make it look like some one stand. ing outside had killed the old man. And when he swore that no one else had entered the room, I knew I was on the right track. That's why I took a chance on hatching up the rest of the story." "Oh, I see." Officer Johnson spun the wheel and brought the car to a stop before the curb at headquarters. "Well, that Just goes to prove what I get for not reading the papers. I knew you couldn't have doped it all out yourself." Foot Deformity Started Vogue of Pointed Shoes Sometimes fads in shoes have lasted for centuries and probably caused about' as much misery as aH the wars fought in those same years. Pointed-toed shoes and the high French heels are two of the worst offenders that are still with us. Pointed-toe shoes eame into fash- iem in the Eleventh century in the court of William H of England, where a nobleman known as Fulk Rechin used them to hide a deform. ity, and by the reAgn of Richard II the pointed court slippers were so at the ends that they were fas- temxi up, out ~f the way, with light chains to the knees of the wearers. Pointed-toe shoes hpve been in and out of fashion ev6r since. Am recently as 1900 and 1905 the "sports" of that byline era used to be proud of their bright yellow. colored "pig.stlckers" that went nicely with their peg-top pants and broad-brimmed snllor straw hate. By somewhat the same route---via the courts of royalty--cams the French heel into the place of lash. ion which it still holds today. Catherine de Medlcl came to tim court of the French King Henry II to be his bride. Because she was so~t and tiny ~ brought with her from Italy special sho~ with built-up high heell. Beceuse It o~ was the mark of a queen, the fad caught on and has stayed with us ever since to the discomfort and, torture of mfllis~s of women. Back in the 1800~ the fad for French heels became so great that court ladles in France used to wear heels from 8 to 20 inches tall Even ~men took up the high heel fad short King ~Louis XIV once decided he would top all his court retinue. He came out on Stflta| No one topped that. . .. ~.:-,.'::'ii:.. -::~i" .""-"!"b'T.:~.: :':'~::":~'~ :.-:::-i::w. .... ' ", :'~"|~:"'b. "::: " :::':.:::'.~:':: " ".::.::!:.:.:~:.:.:~.:'b':., .:::'"::'.::, Invite the Club--Serve Banana-Apple Rings (See Recipes Below) Dessert Parties "Come over for dessert" has be- come one of the most popular ways of entertaining at luncheon Or after- noon meetings of bridge or sew- ing clubs. Your guests will take a light snack at " home and come over to your home ~. for dessert only. Easy? Yes, and a very successful way of starting out your afternoon. So, take out your best recipes for dessert and let's go: Whatever you have must be at- tractive, so bring out your nicest dessert plates and doilies. First idea on our list today are these broiled Banana-Apple Rings which will polka-dot your table in dessert per- fe c tion: *Broiled Eanana-Apple Rings. (Serves 6) 1 cup sugar cup water 2 apples, tmpeeled 3 firm bananas Melted butter Salt Cinnamon Bring sugar and water to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved. Core apples and cut crosswise into three thick slices. Add to syrup and co~k until tender, but firm. Remove from syrup and place on a broiler rack or pan. Cover apple slices with overlapping slices of bananas which have been peeled and sliced thin. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Broil abo~t I0 minutes or until bananas are brown and tender, easily pierced with a fork. Serve hot with sweet- ened, whipped cream. To make your dessert party a dou- ble success, serve: Banana Oatmeal Cookies, (Makes 3 dozen) 1 cups sifted flour teaspoon soda :4 teaspoon nutmeg % teaspoon cinnamon ~A cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup mashed bananas (2 or 3 bananas) 1 cup rolled oats cup chopped nutmeats Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add sugar gradually to short- ening and cream ~z,~well. Add egg and beat well. Add bananas rol~ed oats and nutme ate and mix thoroughly. Add flour mixture and blend. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an tmgreased cookie sheet about 1~ inches apart. Bake in a moderately hot oven about 15 minutes. Remove from pans at once. Simply elegant will be your guests' or family's verdict when you serve LYNN SAYS: When planning your luncheon dessert parties, be sure to use this season's rich color schemes on your tables and favors and plaeearda. White With sliver, gold, blue, red are tops right now. If you like three color combi- nation& there's green, white and gold, blue, white and gold, or white, red and green. For an elaborate color schema use the rich tones Of violet, era- erald, gold, blue and red. This is eSI~,eially in a center- piece,g o~ Bridge, placecards may he made out of paper chrysanthe- mums in your favorite eolur with the card tilting out of the flower. The white cards may also be dec- orated with painted flowers, or candy-shaped flowers pasted in the corner. Evergreen, holly, mistletoe, bright berries, pine cones, used alone or with a sil- ver ornament such as a bell on the place card are sure to bring delighted murmurs from your bridge guests. THIS WEEK'S MENU Tomato-Pea Soup Breaded Veal Cutlets Riced Potatoes Broccoli Molded Gingerale Salad *Broiled Banana-Apple Rings Cookies Beverage *Recipe Given an ambrosial concoction so easy to make, it's no "trick at all Here's a dessert that proves you don't have to spend hours of cooking and bak- ing to get a first-rate dessert: Krisple Cream Roll. (Serves 10) 1 cups whipping cream 8 marshmallows ~/4 cup honey cup chopped dates ~ cup chopped nutmeats 3 cups oven-popped rice cereal Whip cream until stiff, reserving cup. Cut marshmallows into small pieces, adding them to cream. Add honey, dates and nutmeats. 'Roll rice cereal into fine crumbs and add 1 cup of crumbs to cream mixture. Blend well. Spread re- maining crumbs evenly on a piece of waxed paper and place cream mixture on top. Mold into a roll and chill for several hours. Slice and serve garnished with remain- ing whipped cream, chopped nut- meats or fruit slices or berries. No list of dessert tempters for parties is complete without super- smooth, delectao ble ice-box cake. Made with or- ange flavoring the ice-box cake can be truly pro- vocative in both flavor and ap- pearance and still be easy on the waistlines of your diet-conscious friends: Orange lee-Box Cake. (Serves 8) I tablespoon gelatine 3 tablespoons cold water 2 cups milk or 1 cup evaporated milk diluted with 1 cup water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar I 2 eggs i ~a cup orange Juice I 1 teaspoon grated orange rind I 2 dozen lady fingers ] Soak gelatine in cold water. Scald / the milk in a double boiler, mix l cornstarch and sugar, and add to hot milk. Add the eggs slightly beat. an, combined with cold milk. Cook several minutes, stirring constantly, Remove from fire and add gelatine. Add orange rind and juice..Line a mold with lady fingers, then fill with alternate layers of the cooked mix. ture and lady fingers. Have a layer of lady fingers on top. Chill in re- frlgerator overnight. Serve with whipped cream, garnished with or. ange sections, Piquant peppermint adds a nev- er-to-be-f0rgotten flavor to choco- late, and served in quaint tarts, here's a dessert that will mark you as a leader in your crowd: Checelete Mint Tam. (Serves 8) 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup evaporated milk diluted with 1 cup water t cup sugar 5 tablespoons flour teaspoon salt Zegg yolks 2 tablespoons butter ~n vanilla Cup Chopped to dflutnd until chocolate is blendedwith milk Combine kugar, flour and salt and add gradually to chocola~ mixture. Cook until thick and smooth, about 15 minutes. Beat yolks and add to cooked mixture gradually. Cook two minutes longer. Remove from fire, add butter, vanilla and nuts. When cool, pour into tart shells. Top with whipped cream mixed lightly with the crushed candy. (Released by Western Newspaper Union.) 'd You May Find a Career In U. S. Civil Service IF YOU'RE*planning a career, you may find that U. S. Civil Service gives the opportunities you want, For Uncle Sam offers many ehances to get ahead. In some office jobs you progrem~ through six grades. A Junior Stenographer, starting at $1,400, may become a Senior, then & Principal. If you have training in a pro- fessiom you may start at $2,000 New Worker Can Learn and Earn. and progress to $9,000. Medicine and law are two of the fields. You may start in the mechan- ical trades as a Helper-Trainee, earning while you learn. In the Postal Service you may start without special experience as letter carrier ($1,700) and ad- vance by competitive steps to" postmaster. These are but a small fraction of U. ~L Civil Service opportunities. Our ~-page booklet lists many other interesting Jobs wRh pay, requirements, type of test giv- en. Tells how to al~ply.Send your order to: READER.HOME SERVICE 63S Sixth Avenue New York City Enclose 10 cents in coin for your COpy of GETTING A JOB WITH Uo S. GOVERNMENT. Address ..... ........... ....... ....... U d, Collect in Happiness Some men follow the vocation they like best and never get rich. They don't seem to care. Courtesy pays I00 per cent ~lvl. dends even ff you don't get wait- ed on ahead of the man who pounds on the table. A gem ot theugM is o/ten impaired by a bad setting. Or What You're Alter It's not much good being a "go- getter" if you don't know where you are going. The only thing that anger can make better is she arch in a r~t's back. Make the best you can of the worst you get. Minds, like parachutes, won't work unless they are open. Young Man's Need It is not book learning young men need, nor instruction about this or that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their ener- gies, do a thing-- carry a rues- sage to Garcia."--Elbert Hubbard. Relief At Last For Your Cougit ~.eomulston rtlkvm m'mnp~ !~ eaum tt eoes r'ath the trouble "~- he~ 1o~ flamed bronchial mueo~ ~em- CREOMULSlON AD IHG