1 / SCHOOL DAYS #D O Y a SCOUTS (Conducted by Nutional Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) SCOUTS IN CAMP IN WINTER The boy scouts are encouraged to camp out in cold weather as much as possible. On these winter excursions the boys ure instructed how to make their out ings a novelty In spite o f the adverse conditions that prevail. The scouts curry their own food and at night live In tents. It has been pointed out by. the de partment o f camping that the winter camp offers many Interesting feature: that cannot be enjoyed in any other season o f the year for recreatiou and education for the boys. The necessity o f teaching the scouts woodcraft in the winter is essential In the studies o f scoutdom, and during these excursions the scouts receive in struction in the art o f building camp fires, the preparing o f shelters and comfortable bunks to house them in bad weather, and other outdoor stud ies. One o f the main features suggested fo r the camp is the transplanting of trees. During the winter, which is more favorable fo r transportation, this craft can be carried out on a more ex tensive scale. The tracking and trailing o f fur- bearing animals in the snow, and all kinds o f winter sports, such as Ice skating, Ice boating nnd skiing can usually be indulged in. (C op yrigh t) Rann-dom Reels SC O U TS ON K. P. D U T Y IN CAM P. There is no situation in life so bad that it cannot be retrieved.— Dickens. By H O W A R D L. R AN N S im p le G ood T h in g s . T IIE T R A IN E D NURSE. H E trained nurse Is a ministering angel who Is hired to let other people sleep. There are two people who have proven that the world would be bet ter oft If sleep had never been invent ed. One o f them is Thomas A. Edison and the other Is the bright-eyed train ed nurse who can sit up all night for a week and look as fresh as a plate o f home-grown lettuce. Mr. Edison has not used any sleep to speak o f In his business for years, and his close friends and associates say that when he feels any coming his way he holds his head under the cold water faucet until the attack passes. When a nervous, high-strung busi ness man comes down with an ulcer ated tooth which hangs on like a one- armed man at a club dance he refuses to allow any sleep to enter the house, thus making It necessary to engage a trained nurse who Is accustomed to sit bolt upright fo r weeks at a stretch without uttering a blink o f any kind. Th ere Is nothing more soothing than the entrance o f a graduate nurse and T M M -M -O H - Alti!" HAP A WcNK O’ f (f if > IN FOuCtkrN nish T s T ha T s T ou S h - A n YTI< in 6- JteCM L You'D L ike .7b ÉAT ivCM AS n o » “ A n e rv o u s, h lg h s t r u n g b u s in e s s m a n w ith a n u lce rate d tooth w h ic h h a n g s on lik e a on e-arm ed m a n a t a c lu b d a n c e ." her soft-roll shirt waist into a home from which sleep has been banished by an able-bodied husband who has the gal loping toothache and wants everybody in the block to know it. This enables a wearied w ife to drop at full length into a leather chair and sleep until she has a crick in the neck which follows her around fo r several days. The trained nurse Is obliged to obey the doctor’s orders and feed the patent medicine and run a spirit thermometer down his throat at reg ular intervals. As the average pa tient, particularly o f the male sex, soon develops a temper that would raise blisters on a tin roof, she is obliged to mix tact with the medicine and sometimes a little brute force. It must be admitted that the trained nurse earns her money and gets it. (Copyright.) -O- - MILIT/ l’bave’a-fri wboôjüstengaçfd who * a lto -abou1 ber’PRINCE- ItrooK ejm e smile, for were he mine ID TALK‘ABOUT MY-QUINCE! lì a A simple dessert which is easy to prepare and wholesome fo r the chil dren is: R ic e W it h P r u n e s a n d B a n a n a s. Take well-cooked rice, mold in small cups or molds and around each place alternate pieces o f cooked prunes and sliced bananas. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and cover with whipped cream. The addition o f a bit o f lemon juice with a bit o f the grated rind o f the fru it itself is rather flavorless. Orange juice with a bit o f the grated rind of the fru it may be used also. Rice is also very nice served with fig sauce. Take one cupful o f figs, stew in two cupfuls o f water and a tablespoonful o f sugar until they are very tender, add a teaspoonful o f lemon juice and serve a tablespoonful o f the sauce with each helping o f the rice. C a b b a g e S a la d D e L u x e . Shred tender crisp cabbage very fine; add shredded coconut and shred ded blanched almonds. Add a mayon naise to which has been added plenty o f whipped cream. Garnish the salad with slivers o f fresh green pepper. Take the tender tops o f sprouted turnips, dress with French dressing and serve as a salad. This w ill be something new and very good. One may spread the turnips out near the light, a bushel or so, and the tops may be cut from time to time, keeping a fresh green salad at hand. These greens are also pretty used as a gar nish. T h e re A re O t h e r Im p o r ta n t a n d N ec e ssary D u t ie s B e s id e s N a tu re Stu d y, V IS IT SC O U T H E A D Q U A R T E R S . had no sense o f money value, and an impending baby— bow It ate Into one's Income! Arthur Brooks realized (hat he had made a foolish mistake in mar rying so young. Naturally, however, he did not tell this to Theodora. He was not unkindly enough for that, and besides, it was lie who had asked her to tuurry him. She had not been over ly anxious at first.. Arthur, though By E L IZ A B E T H Y. M IL L E R economical, was Just. And then, as by a horrifying mir acle. the thing happened. The little baby, for whose ward Arthur Brooks was an ambitious young man. When lie married Theo robe Arthur’s precious dime and pen dora he took her to live In one of the ny banks hud been rilled, at Inst ar Jersey suburbs. The rent was low rived. It hovered for only one brief and the neighborhood not too fastidi hour in this unlovely world, and then, ous. For be it understood that Ar clasping Theodora's hand, wandered thur's ambition ran not to luxuries, hack again Into the great uukuowu from whence It came. but to the accumulation of weulth. They buried Theodora with her He was the type o f matt— the thrifty, saving type— who keeps a baby hugged to her bosom. The lips that he had loved were couple of dime banks in constant use, one on his desk at the ottiee wherein curved In their wonted smile; her he dropped the ten-cent pieces which hnlr, smooth and satiny like a bird's rightfully belonged to the waiter ,who wing, wns brushed smoothly back, served him at lunch, the other on his und the clear brow a eyes were closed chiffonier at home. On the chiffonier forever. It was Theodora's mother who gave there was, too, a large papier mache orange for the devouring of stray the money for a simple monument. She wanted to do tliut much, she said, pennies. Theodora, who was not “ allow for her daughter’s memory; hut she anced” in the orthodox, theoretical did not tell Arthur that she took mon way, conceived the Idea that the dimes ey which should have gone Instend to and pennies which were dropped into pay a long-standing grocer’s bill. It the home banks rightfully belonged was ensy to sec where poor Theodora to her. And having discovered that a got some of her shiftless habits. And so it happened that Arthur 8lira-bladed penknife was u safe ally, she filched from them sometimes so Brooks commenced life anew with much as a whole dollar at once. Nat much wisdom and no Incumbrances. It wns a snowy night, and there urally enough the home snvlugs did were gathered about the wide fire not accumulate very fast. But they tiad been married a whole place in the library at the club several year before Arthur Brooks detected men, rather good friends, nJI o f them. his young w ife in her pllferings. The The club itself spoke eloquently of lecture which he read her was mag the wealth which supported It. There nificent o f Its kind. In a way, how were long mahogany reading tables ever, the force o f It rolled off Theo lighted by red-shaded electroliers, dora like water off a duck’s back. great leather ensy chairs, and thick She was not thrifty by nature; she rugs which cost fabulous prices. Only needed money, and helping herself to a rich mnn could afford to seek en It wns by far an easier and surer way trance here. Yet, ns it often hnppens even o f getting it than begging it of nmong rich men, these friends, grown Arthur. “ And why,” he continued, ponder communicative under the gentle stim ously, “ should you need any extra ulus o f their after-dinner cigars, were money? Aren't you fed? Haven’t discussing the cost o f living nnd the financial aspects o f married life. One, you enough o f everything?” “ Plenty,” said Theodora placidly, a robust, red-cheeked old fellow, ex panded genially for the benefit o f his “ o f everything but money.” “ But what did you need money for?” attentive audience. “ I was poor ns Job’s turkey when he persisted. Theodora flushed. Then she threw I got married,” he asserted earnestly. “ W e had up-hill work of It for twenty back her head defiantly. “ Since you must know,” she burst yenrs, my w ife nnd I. Just ns soon’s forth Indignantly, “ I stole from you in we’d get a little something, there’d be sickness or a new baby to swallow order to buy baby clothes I” In this manner was Arthur Brooks the savings. “ I ’ve been in debt— many and made cognizant o f his Impending mnny’s the time— nnd my w ife Imd to fatherhood. The revelation came to him in the work hard— harder than I wnnted to nature o f a distinct shock. He had see her. But we’ve been happy. I reckoned upon marriage, hud fully haven’t regretted a day o f It— no counted the cost of taking n wife, but slrree, not on e! I ’d do the same thing he had left baby clothes and all that over again. I ’d advise nny man to pertains thereto out o f his calcula marry young, if he finds the one girl he Can love. You see, It makes nil the tions. Indeed, It had been part o f his In difference In the world when you hnve born thrlftlness which tempted him In each other— ” A young mnn sitting near the fire the first place to get married. He had heard many times how a w ife helped Inughed suddenly. He rose, stretched a fellow to “ get on.” The wife, It himself lazily, and yawned) “ I don’t believe it,” he interrupted. seemed, always scrimped nnd saved, baked, brewed, sewed, washed, and “ A man— especially If he’s poor— has Ironed for her board and keep. Per no business to get married. Whnt Is haps in the interim, even, she took It they sny? ‘He travels fnstest who in a little dressmaking from the more travels alone.’ There’s sense for you. “ W hat’s your opinion. Brooks? I ’m extravagant o f her neighbors. That was the w ife of Arthur Brooks’ right, am I not?” He turned for confirmation to an bachelor dreams. Somehow the dream was mixed up with a disconcerting other one o f the pnrty. But the mnn whom he addressed did reality. It was a case of not looking before he leaped; of loving, perhaps not answer. Arthur Brooks pillowed his hend In not wisely, but too well. Physically, Theodora wns lovely his anus on the polished mahogany enough to tempt any mnn into mar table nnd uttered a stifled gronn. riage. Possibly young Arthur lost his head, nnd forgot to question her ante GRANTED BENEFIT OF ORDEAL cedents. For Theodora's upbringing had been quite different from his. In N a tiv e A fr ic a n A c c u se d of W it c h c ra f t her father's household dime bnnks and N o t C o n d e m n e d B e fo re G ive n So- papier-mache oranges were things C a lle d “T r ia l. " unknown. So was a bank account. H er family had lived luxuriously A clenr distinction must be mnde be from hand to mouth, nnd there was tween fetish and witchcraft, says n always n huge pile of bills waiting to writer In the Wide World Mngnzlne. be paid. But this irritating fact in The form er Is regarded by the black no wise lessened the number o f gowns mnn as perfectly legitimate; the lat that Theodora nnd her mother bought, ter he looks upon with hatred, and nil nor forced the family to dine on corn over Africa summary methods are ed beef In preference to chicken. used, as In olden duys In England, with There were theater trips In Theodora’s witches. One or other o f the law-god-cult so antenuptial days, cabs, restaurant din ners, and wildly extravagant times at cieties— those secret societies hearing such names as Purr/;:, Oru, Egho, Uk- Christmas. Theodora's wedded life was quite uklwe, etc.— Intervenes, and a trial by different. They lived well within her ordeal follows. In fact, anyone enn husband's Income— unnecessarily so. claim that right. A says to B : “ You’re “ I ’m n o t!” ejaculates B, It sometimes seemed—and to her cred a witch.” it be It said, that she did her best to who Immediately takes a calabar bean lake kindly to the new regime. In and swallows It. B dies, or is very deed, considering all that Imd gone sick ; therefore he Is the guilty per before, Theodora did remnrknbly well. son. and this long before the elaborate She loved her thrifty husband And, in mechanism o f the law society has heard o f the dispute. a way. she was happy. I f B wants to have a big palaver, Arthur, too, v a s happy in a way. He would have been happier, perhaps, nnd run himself and his accuser Into if matrimony had been less expensive, n lot o f expense, he has a right to call but saving was with him a constitu In the aid o f the society; but he tional instinct, and his regrets did not needn't. W itchcraft is a dangerous word to reflect measurably npon Theodora. There were times when his love for use In an African vlllnge. Miss Kings ley relates that you have only to shout her swept him like a tempest. Her clear brown eyes; her hnlr, “ Ifo t” at a man or woman In Calabar, satiny and smooth like the brown wing or "Ndo tch!” In FJortlnnd, nnd the of a b ird ; her slender figure, moving whole population, so good-tempered so lithely to household tasks; her the moment before. Is turned blood But, mind you, the ordeal pretty white hands, which no amount thirsty. of toll seemed to harden, were all- must prove the guilt first, before the powerful lodestones to draw him to wlteh Is literally tom to pieces. “HE TRAVELS FASTEST—” I wish you could walk into the office o f the Boy Scouts o f Am erica at 200 Fifth avenue, N ew York city, on a busy day and see the machine in mo tion. I said office; there are many of fices and the plant covers a large pnrt o f the eight floor o f the Fifth avenue building. There is no sign over the door, but (Copyright, 1920, Western Newspaper Union.) you see one just the same fo r honest -------- O-------- citizenship, to muke boys into real men. Look at the sign in these oflices — clean-cut, strong physically, alert mentuliy, effective, you breathe the out o f doors as you enter the plant. Scouting magazines and literature in the vestibule and always a few boy B y G e orge M a tt h e w A d a m s. scouts In uniform ready to put you in touch immediately with any officer F YO U are a Merehnnt or Manufac you wish to see, from James E. West, turer, the most valuable assets you the chief scout executive, to any of have are the unrecorded ones in the his lieutenants. form o f Satisfied Customers— the Men Go and see it early In the new year. and Women and Children that come Talk with these real men and In trie into your store or other stores unan future you w ill always put your shoul nounced, and leave as unfussedly, to der to the great wheel which more carry on and on the Message o f the than any other Is helping our boys to grow into manhood. value behind the Goods you sell. It is the Unsalaried Drummer who makes It possible fo r you to win in C IT IZ E N S H E L P S C O U T C A M P . Business. Into every Town, City— Country, do F ifty warm-hearted citizens o f To The Unsalaried Drummers go— every ledo under the leadership o f William where your Goods go, they go. And M. Booker have made up a purse of what your Merchandise is, they are— $15,000 to give to the boy scouts of as Drummers. The people who read Toledo so that they may pay off all your Books, ride in your Cars, the indebtedness on their scout reserva Stenographers who run your Typew rit tion. ers, those who wear the Clothes you This provides the Toledo scouts with make and the Food you prepare— an outdoor paradise o f 76 acres and each is an Unsalaried Drummer fo r | leaves a fund o f several thousand to you. Ever thtnk o f it this way? Improve It. Each time you low er the hignest As one o f the citizens says: " It adds Standard o f what you make or sell, a new industry to Toledo in which real you take away that much, maybe a boys are to be made real men.” million times, from the efficiency o f Judge Aaron B. Cohn is scout com your Unsalaried Drummers. missioner there and Paul B. Samson Is Every Man and Woman with suffi the scout executive. d en t Brains to Think, Is a possible Drummer fo r you to sell—and each T H E B O Y S C O U T S ’ B U S Y L IF E . Is your Drummer at NO COST to you. Batesvllle, Ark., Troop 1 directed j So that your greatest concern remains her. not fo r those merely under the range delegates to the farming convention, And yet It could not he denied, were helpful In the city’s sanitation j o f your Eye, but those you never see Theodora, with ail her physical at campaign, and entertained returned — The Unsaiaried Drummers— who tractions. was a horrible expense. daily, rain, hail or shine, distribute to soldiers with funds they had raised | There were times when Arthur Brooks the farthermost points o f the Earth, themselves. With both legs nnd her right arm took to brooding over what might and hourly work at your Success or frozen, Mrs. J. M. Kimhnll, aged seven have been. If, for Instance, he hadn't Failure— unannounced. married, or had put off marrying until Oh. Business M an ! In your mad ty-two, w ife o f an attorney o f Ogden, | a more “ suitable” time. He figured Idaho, was found by boy scouts un fret and srramble fo r the Dollar, do up how cheaply he might have lived. conscious near the banks o f Weber | not forget the endless number o f Un I f he hndn’t married I Heavens I It is believed she was unable salaried Drummers that are able to river. How he could have saved! to find her w a£ home. Make or Break yon. Even a cheap flat, with a w ife who The Unsalaried Drummers I A g e of W isd o m . He— Old Grogshy told me today that he sincerely regretted his mis spent youth. She— I’m delighted to hear that he’» repented at last.— Columbia (S. C.) State. W a ll, T h e y H a d Finger». As late as the revolution o f 1688 in England few English noblemen owned mote than a dozen forks. O S S BULL ASSOCIATIONS TO STAY E v e r y D a ir y m a n In C o m m u n it y M a y H a v a U se of A n im a l* of H ig h P ro d u c in g A n c e stry . (Prepared by the United State« Depart ment of Agriculture.) Bull associations are here to stay. Figures furnished by the United States department o f agriculture show that there were 78 co-operative bull asso ciations In operation in this country on July 1, 1010, which represents a gain of 34 associations over the previous year when records showed that there were 44 associations active on July 1, 1018. Bull associations have proved espe cially populur in sections where dairy ing is a comparatively uew Industry. Many dairymen have been anxious to increase the productivity o f their cows, but due to the fact that their herds were small nnd their resources limited. It was often Impossible for them to buy aud maintain sufficiently good purebred bulls to accomplish this pur pose. It Is in cases o f this kind that the bull association has proved most valuable, says the department. By or ganizing the dairymen Into an as sociation and working co-operatively T h e A v e ra g e D a ir y m a n C a n n o t O w n T h ia K in d , B u t the C o m m u n it y o f D a ir y m e n C an. tlie purchase o f proved bulls o f high producing ancestry Is made pos sible. By using these animals co-operatively a few good bulls can take the place o f all the Inferior hulls formerly found In the community. An example of what the bull asso ciation can do In improving the type of sires is found in the South Gibson Bull association o f Susquehanna coun ty, I’a. This association has 20 mem bers who own a total o f 382 cows. Before the bull association was formed there were 13 bulls In the community with a total valuation of $7,300. A fter organizing, only four bulls were needed and these were purchnsed nt a total cost o f $4,800. The average invest ment In each o f the 13 bulls in use before organizing was $501.54, hut nfter the association wns formed the average investment was $1,200 fo r each o f the good bulls. In this way each dairyman had the use o f bulls that were twice ns valuable as the bulls used formerly, and at the same time his Investment wns $125 less. The southern states have been found especially well udapted to bull asso ciation work. Dairying In these states is making rapid strides, nnd producers have shown grent Interest In Improved dairy cattle. Twenty o f the associa tions organized during the pnst yenr nre credited to the South, six associa tions having been formed In Mississip pi, four In North Carolina, three In South Carolina, two each In Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, and one in Louisiana. DISEASES OF DAIRY CATTLE C a r e f u l O b s e rv a tio n D e te cts A p p ro a c h in g Illn e s s a n d STm ple R e m e d ie s A v o id T ro u b le . The caretaker of a dairy herd must be nble to recognize nnd treat some o f the common diseases nffectlng cattle, since they nre likely to occur at any time. In many cases It may be advisa ble to employ the services o f a trained veterinarian, but often helpful home treatment may be given. Careful ob servation at all times usually results In detecting approaching Illness, and frequently simple remedies may be ap plied In time to prevent further devel opment. Prevention Is far better than cure nnd less expensive. It Is well to keep on hand some o f the simple and well-known drugs such as Epsom salts, saltpeter, gum cam phor, ginger, tincture o f Iodine nnd alum water, and such apparatus as a milk-fever outfit, trocnr nnd canula, fever thermometer, hose nnd funnel and drenching bottle. • DAIRY NOTES • The bull should be well cared for. * • • It takes n mighty good cow to hold her own with 25 average heus. • • • Milk production Is very Inrgely a matter o f proper feed Induction. • • • Whitewash Is one o f the best and cheapest barn Interior decorations. • • • It Is worth as much or a little more to feed nnd care for a bull a year than fo r a cow. • • « It Is Important that the cnlf pens be so placed aa to avoid too great vari ations in temperature. • • • Milking Is a dirty Job these cold mornings, hut don’t »light tbe precau tion- to keep tbejltrt^ont of the pall.