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HERE she was, a slip of a girl, stopping suddenly before the big, yellow hoarding, staring at





violinist to native land, with fame and with yellow billboards. " I'd rather go than to a theatre. If you successful

some sort of fortune-and heralded

dark with memories in the grey depths of her eyes. The print danced before her eyes, blurred, and don't mind taking me," she said. Sometimes he wondered',vhat had happened between assembled itself into words again; words which said that Stephen Grainger, the famous English violinist, Carol and Stephen. He hadn't knorvn Stephen. But u'as returning from the Continent, and would be Carol had never seemed the kind of woman who believed in this modern marriage business, and rumour had playing at one of the important halls on Thursday. Well, Stephen deserved fame. He had worked for it. never credited Stephen r'i'ith being casual about his She thought of him-such a clear picture-tall and love affairs. He said good-bye. blond, with a crease in the left cheek which was more " I wonder if it's because she's still in love with the unusual than a dimple-and those distracting eyes. Brown and laughing, brown and appealing, black and lellow that she r,r'on't get a divorce from Grainger," he stormy, dark and hurt-extraordinary the number of thought, as he went out in{o the street. As Carol undressed she rvondered rvhat sort of place emotions Stephen could express with his eyes. But she gave herself a little shrug and turned away Stephen was staying in. lIe must have money now. from the hoarding and hurried on her way. She wished But how casual he had always been about money-even she hadn't seen Stephen's name printed like that. It when he had none! Well, she had enough. Just reminded her that she shared it; that really she was not after Stephen had left her so suddenly, Aunt Julie Carol Manners, but Mrs. Stephen Grainger. It re- had died and left her five thousand. minded her of marrying Stephen on a windy day in about half-past four. April, of living in the little flat in a Bloomsbury square ,^ N Thursday, she left the shop'To compare, not unwith Stephen. The fun they'd had toasting scones for LlSi-r. wanted'to look .rice. tea on rainy Saturday afternoons, walking beside the favourabiy, with the women Stephen must meet on his sea in Sussex in mid-winter, with frost riming the journeyings round the world. So that if he happened breakwaters the thrill of Stephen's first private to look down and see her among the audience, she would be prosperous and smart-and as if his going away engagement. Once she had said: " I rvouldn't live without you, hadn't ieft this empty gap in her heart. She chose a frock of ice-white, which had just come Steve." He'd laughed. " My funny little passionate Carol-you'd learn!" Well, she supposed she had from Paris. It was very simple, but very subtle. A learnt. She hadn't seen him for two years. She was graceful skirt and a tight bodice, rn'ith a contrasting still alive. Or what they called being alive. They sash, leaving a wide expanse ol back above the bow. Peter loved the frock. He said so. lle said: " You said artists were fickle. Time had proved Stephen to and yet she could never remember him as a look adorable ! " and caught her in his arms and kissed be musician r'r'ith temperament who had been hard to live her. She was quite happy to be kissed by Peter, but it aroused none of that fierce, aching passion she knew with-but only as the man she loved. She was at the bus-stop now, and could ride the rest kisses could awaken. But, after a1l, nothing wears dor,vn a woman's resistance like loneliness, and in the of the way to the flat. It wasn't far. Peter Chancellor came to dinner. lle was in love past years Carol had often been lonely. If your world with her-everybody said so-and she was fond of him. is one man, lvhere are you when he goes ? When Peter took his arms a\\'ay, he said: " Oh, He had asked her to marry him, but liking isn't enough, when you have known the flames ol love. Carol-why don't you marry me ? I'd try to make Besides, she had an idea that with Peter she rvas but you happy. You could do anything you liked. What's the good ol being married the r'vay you are ? You the reflection of a dearer and an older love. don't get anything out of it! " " I see," said Peter, " that Stephen's back ? " " I'm a fool, I knor,v," she said, ('but-" " Yes," said Carol, and stubbed her cigarctte out on " I wish you'd tell me about it some day," he said. a blue willow ash-tray. She toid him over dinner. He rvould so much rather And then she said a surprising thing: " I want you she had sat there and let him tell her of his own love. to take me to hear him play. Will you, Peter ? " They hadn't any money when they first married. " Oh, I say-are you sure you $'ant to go ? " he But Stephen had been such a darling! " You've no asked. tt I dor" she said, idea," she said, " how utterly nice he could be. There After all, this was Stephen's Big Moment. Return was something so lovable about him. I s'pose that's

now. Ife isn't good-looking, idea of telling Carol what he had heard about-Steph-en. what makes him so popular 'I never knew anyone could be But he didn't. It might only be a rumour. He didn't but he has charm.a tune for \^.'ant to hurt her' so happy. I remember he made- up *.-I h'on't think it was a tune the public would When they u,'ere in their seats in the hall he left her have cared for-but I loved it. H; said he'd for a few minutes, excusing himselL He came back and never play it in public. It would always be just found her nervous and excited. ".I.thought I'd give you a-minute or tu,'o to cooi downr" he said, and gave my tune. ?' a long, tender glance' better Atrd then-and then-I don't know, he got -a bigger herStephen didn't come on until after the interval. known. Life got different. We moved to flat and women"started ringing Steve up on the 'phone- They went into the vestibule.- to smoke a cigarette. Society women, Ffe was ii*iys in demand for-musical Caroi said : " It's the first time I've seen him, you knort', evenings and 'At l{ornes' and concerts they organised for charity. He altered-or perhaps

I did.

Got snappy and

bad-tempered. Terribly difi.cult to live with. As if he were another man. And then-just a week before his first concert at one of the big halls-he came


one evening and said he was going abroad. I told him they'd never forgive him. I said: ' It's the sort of thing you can't afford to do.' I begged him not to


ar,vay his chance.

" He rvouldn't listen. He started packing. I started, too. Then I began to wonder if perhaps one of these r.vomen and he had become fond of each other-if they \,\''ere going abroad

together. He said: ' What are

you paching for?' I said: 'Weil, if you're determined to go, you're not going alone. I'm coming!' " He said: 'Don't be a little fool ! ' And I said he needed someone with him. He touldn't

lrjll.E .

go alone.

'( ' J don't want you! ' he said. 'I'm going to get a\,\'ay from it all. From you, too.

I'm going alone.' " I don't knolv what rve said to each other. Anyway, he went away. I rvrote to him but he never ans\,\iered-I've never seen

him since that day he packed and 'nvent off." Peter said nothing. He sat there and smoked. He thought: " We might be happytogether."

And he rvas bitterly jealous of Stephen.

More jealous than he had

thought it possible to be. For one instant, he played rvith the

As Stephen walked towards her Carol saw what she had never


Stephen was blind !


and broke off and stubbed out her cigarette admitted it. Probably he's wanted you all the time ' . ." and they went into the hail again" She said_good-bye to.Petcr. " Shail I r.vait? " he When Stephen came on tJthe plgt-!o1m,-a storm of didn't want to meet the asked. clapping When bowed.He hi*. applause g.""t.d - " \o," she _ said-she h^ah subsified a little he began to piay. It was exquilite-. anybody she knew when she came from seeing.Stephen. It was perfection. Car:ol sat- there with hei eyes "Right," !9 said, and lifted his hat and smiled. shining, ind her heart in her throat. She had known _. If"y would.n't let her straight in. to Stephen. " What name, please, ? " asked the commissionaire. it woid be like this one day. She gave her maiden name. They went wild about him. When .tre'd gone, she remembered- that -Stephen Stepien bor,r,ed. The applause died down. He stood there a minute-and tlien it seemed to Carol that might easily have forgotten that that had once been her he caught her eyes with his. For a moment the world name. Ald presently, sure 51ouqh, .the man came stood still, while they-looked at each other. And then back. " I'm sorry, madam,.Mr. Grainger's _secretary sayl !9 can see nobody now." his accompanist at the back of


theplatform,played.'':':':',;;;*,;".'i?,u'ilt,.,l.'lli' theplatfolm,playedthefirst.:o1},:she.',said,desper. notes

of another tunt

A curious, halting so: stumbled into sadne swept into radiance. listening, felt her hea time-for the tune I

written I w@ | forher,*u,,ityearsago-o'|ffi| on1yyesterday?,Iffi|curiosity...I,mSorry,madam Aiears1id.downhercheek.lffi|-I,llgoandmakequitesure,', She bent her head, fumbled I ffi | with her handkerchief,, and I ffiffi *i,:il::';'j:i?"'l;-""1ff | stephen was sone 'lr"l"].i.Jl I again. Peter Pete Chan- I looked up agaifr. i*''*1rirrliq*t:tr :f:;'il;:: ffiffiffi

one that Stephen had


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RolitelV. restrained,



he^said, tactfully.

she oi$

I {aring ild tl:

followed .him. ruy," m"*n"'i'";lt -Right to the ce1lorheld""1,f',';lffi*".:."l:'b".1::.;|.:"".|i?".-,..}Jri..':.i?Hl.ilfr;

moment. Carol



wanted mean? His violin had said for him that he needed her: that he had been lonely and unhappy h'er



What else cbuld it


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" I'* sorry, sir-but the lady is Mrs' Grainger ." ena then he turned and sarv that , she stood beside him. Carol motioned him away-

I awiy. II T1-"J."hn::;IX.^".1 ffiffiW ffiffi;it3"iii$ll I Fr^y+t1,h^;,;";; Si i;".*, *ft1:lfxxf ir; Wffii:ffi.fp,]re | ""$.1:*:": stephen 9idn't speak, for a was siephen's way of saying I $i"::,;i":: ;lJil ionn"ii"'."nar"i. moment. Carol said: " Steve all these things . .'. the wbrdi I reffi$iffi | he was too iroud to let his t :ffii$imffi | -I've come.. when you.pl3l..d own lips sav. r*,l.i,.'Jff ffi a quality of stubborn I I ru,lH?.t"H;,";,t whv and a fool evei to go


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hi;,i'etthatthieadoflffiffi@lH.walkedtor'vardsher,and 1

melodyhadpleadedforhimlffi:ffi|bitterly-inamomentsharp,io.?lIlffiJ1:9y)4.*!]l:9luro;:l;'\"'3J.Jn.Hx: remt

words. Carol

"ir111..sheha$'-[ffiH him: that she lor with r,r,'as as if the years i -it had never been. when she .."t0 voice, she said : " I


you mind ? "

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never knew!



The agony i,n he,r tone m1{g ltiq turn his head away. tle ^


He.said,g^entiy:....I.llcomel:lj":;"[:;n'Ji*ffiffil9:l'1.he.dbehar.ed,he'd with. you,,ff r":'.1]ly feel you I :ni:ln ,,.-r':i ffiruffiffi I ::T,:n""S*:",'1;:o ":"^T,. I: mustsee'him,Caro1'',I.n"ffi1."'j.*'''W|see1rim.Nolvsheknew,he Attheartistes,entrance,herlif'*"',i,-.W|;igil^;srvellsmoothover


! He needs you. Ffe's



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ry?'M By

BETTY HAND Can you wonder that I regard him in a friendly

light?. .

l\TOVA PILBEAM rvill always be my nicest I \ young friend. She's so natural. I met her first some six or seven years ago.

be fine and say







She hasn't changed

of the spoilt " deb " or spoilt film star about her. She's still the same little girl rvho drank ginger-beer in my flat over six years ago. When I first met Merle Oberon she was a star. A star of the first magnitude. It was

then he takes me home.

Quite literally,

arguing. But it's

the kind of arguing that makes


arrived and found myself standing knee-

deep in carpets, silks and satins. N.{erle asked me horv she should deal with the walls of her little Regency boudoir. I said the only thing possible was striped Regency satin. And there rve uiere tacking up patterns of silk on the rvalls before you could say " knife." We forgot ail about the article I 'lvas going to

r.vrite about Merle. We were just any two women having a lovely time. That's what's so nice about Merle. You forget she's a film star. You think she's one

one another,

I've only met Gary (Cooper's the surname) once. That was seven or eight years ago. We took to each other and rve correspond twice a vear ivithout lail.

" }\ihat do you like about London ? " I

asked Gary at that meeting.

" You for one thingr"

he replied"


other's company without

in Regent's Park.

ofyour girl friends. Ivor Novello will always be my greatest friend on the stage. We seem to understand


think we've ever spent half an hour in each

about four years ago aqd we made a date to meet at a new house rvhich she'd just taken


so. He

lor me, takes me to a smart grillroom r'vhere we argue about every question under the sun for a good three hours, calls

She drank a large quantityolginger-beer and hugged a cat who'd strayed to my doorstep. She liked both a lot.

a bit. There's nothing


Conrad Veidt's another friend of mine. Norv and again he'Il ringme up and suggest he takes me out to lunch. I think that r,r'ould

Nova Pil-

beam" She's natu ral,





" We corre-

spond twice a year."

This picture shows you the

underside of the boiler griller of a modern cooker.

TsogNs BI

Whilevegetablesand pudding

are cooking on top of the stove five chops can be cooked under the griller.

" From bachelor breakfast-grill ful'l-grown family cooker there is the right model to suit your need."


Soys MARY G/tBERf.


it fits best and


the most steps-

kitchen-planning plus. Once in its place the heat never varies with r.l'ind or r.veather, so everything is calculable and steady. See rvhat othat saves in door openings alone, ".|ust to seehow things are getting on." By skilful lagging and airtight construction the heat stays r,r'ithin the cooker and is never allowed

Sometimes, too, you cook w'ithout current, using conserved heat in the oven. This is real

to go to \,\''aste.


We often hear of " The good old days," rvhen food is men-

O1d - time grilling ranked high because radiant


embers develop juiciness and

fullest flavour lor


hot electric elements faithfully reproduce the original process, so once fu.'. 1j:;"' more we enjoY grills with Red -


TN the new lreedom of this electric age L *o-.n know nothing o[ moil or t;il.

\4odern dornestic lile starts with system and takes the shortest cuts. How true this is

of electric kitchens, where everything is for rvork comfort' planned - The sheer simplicity of electric cooking is a surprise to many, yet it makes one feel so competent. D.y to duy one is dead sure ol things turning out just so, though

truth to tell food practically cooks itself. It's all a matter of clock control and common sense.

lrKe about these cool-looking tnrng I like First thine -t'lrst is the way they fit anyr,vhere" Energy " on tap " is a flexible factor, and with electricity there ar:e no flues to consider, The cooker goes



ffi'uq** it tPt tn

EtETTBlTlTl a truly traditional appeal. When the joint goes farther, what a save it means to a family budget. Not only is flavour unexcelled, but caterers find they can calculate on greater yield fromelectric-ovenroasts, with minimum shrinkage and evaporation.'

From bachelor breakfast-grill to fullgrown family stove there is the right model to suit your need. Cookery principles are ever the same, but electricity brings a newer, simpler way olapplying them. Most cookers have three sections-so you plan your meals r'vith any one of them. Top boiling-plates are designed for either speedy or moderate heats, with switches marked " lligh," " Medium " or " Low." Ilere you boil, steam, stew or fry, and regulate the rate accordingly. For instance, you switch on at " High " to make a pan boil, then switch down to " Medium " to keep it going, or to " Low " for slow and steady cooking. Some stoves have an extra rate for stews, which is splendid for precise regulation at simmering point._ Alternatively, two or three pans can be sim:red on one plate switched to:" Low." mered It is worth while to have special machir machine-ground flatbased pans for solid-type boiling-plates. Made of

thicker gauge metal these pans take the heat evenlv aqd are more economical to use. When there are radiant sheathed elements on a cooker, ordinary saucepans o1' thinner metal are perfectly satislactory. Electric grills aie ,lrJuily combined with top boiling-

piate to conserve the heat for simmering. When the grill is not being used, brightly polished deflector plates throw the heat upwards to the boiling-plate surface. For grilling, the deflector plate is first removed and the grill switched over to " Iligh." Within a minute or so the element is red-hot, and cooking proceeds to perfection till the meat is seared and sealed. Proceed at " High " or " Medium " according to the food and the finish desired, If only the grill is in action, keep a kettle of water above and slip back the deflector as soon as the grilling is done. This rvay the kettle gets the full residue of

The right type of saucepans and kettle ro use on a solid-type boiling-plate.

bacon or combination griller fires, that warm the room or cook for two, are available, too. I rather like heatcontrolled table cookers, because these have several compartments to take a complete meal. Once sealed down they cook evenly and rvell, yet keep the food hot after

the current is switched off. They operate by temperature switch, so nothing spoils in your absence. Then you can get useful varieties of electric steamers, and these are good for days you do not want the oven. Another idea I saw the other day combined kettle and saucepan in one unit. Fitted with alternative two-heat element, the kettle had an interchangeabte lid to fit an inner saucepan. In this way water in the kettle served to simmer milk or make porridge, but a small adjustment brings the kettle-minus saucepan-to full boiling speed. Thoughtful lttingg like these plug in anywhere, and they are so useful for sick-room service, or sleepless nights.


remaining heat. Ahvays preheat the oven at 'o High " until the desired temperature is reached. The thermometer shows you when to switch dor,vn during cooking.

Not the least attraction of


method is the keep-clean way it works. Apart from kitchen stoves, there are many interesting table cookers, lvhich simplify additional meals or bachelor living. Plate cover grills for eggs and



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S*;trli*y ctL i* tL, q",/.,o By WALTER H. BRETT, (Editor



" Hone Gardening")

the f/\XB of the most delightful garden features isplac\-/ o.rrurnental pooi' With *tt1"t-lilies floating and

A trouble-free garden fountain which is so simple in principle that it can't go wrong,

idlv on its surface, goldfish flitting swiftly hither thiiher, it is an endless pleasure.

And when to the pool is added a fountain its attrac-

This electric

)ns are doubled. How cool and refreshing the tinkling tions the c9rycomhappy t\e. and splashing of falling water! How happy. binati,on of siivery spray against a background of bright

grasstri m meI keep thC


of your lawn in perfect condition edges

flower colours ! You have probably thought often elough ofinstalling a forintain ii 2our pool but^-always.there have alrisen all the " complications " attaching to the plan-something big tacked on to your water ratel the expense of-laying pipes all-the.way,down the garden hom the house; the difficulty ot' con-

triviig an overflow in

When hedges are cut by electricity the work 'it is not onty 0."" q",iijliil is also aon" Lffi.i"ntiy.'-'-'''

electric pumps put

to a

novel use. They provided a steady flow of water for

a waterlall leading to a " stream" through a rock garden. They drew up supplies from a pool at the end of the " stream " and

fed them into a basin above the waterfall. The idea has been copied in many an arnateur garden

casi you forgot to turn off the

fountain at night. lfaven't yoi heard about the small electric pumps for garden use ? They really are wonmade speciilly ' derful. Greaiest advantaqe of all, they use the same water over and over aeaii. They draw their supplies from the pool-or, if you wish, from a separate tank

At the Chelsea flower show two years ago I saw

You have sometimes r."JiT?; associate w-ater with your rockery. Here is your opportunity.

Keeping the fountain playing and the garden's stream

return -and to the :1"^T pogl-or tank the foun-r'za

rippling and bubbling merrily along are only trvo of the ways in rr,'hich electricity to-day comes to the service of

The amount of

and smoothly on its course. You can clip your hedges rvith electric shears. You can heat your greenhouse with electric heaters and your frames with

current electric


pumps consume rs negiigible and to

the garden.

You can mow your lawn with a machine which, driven by an electric motor, purrs silently and swiftly

electric cabie.

And how does the prospect of floodJighting your

wire them up garden's beauty spots please you ? It is quite easily does not entail arranged. Flood-lighting sets made specially for the much expense, amateur's garden are now available. as any Electrical

Shorvroom will tell vou.

There isn't " snag "

even the

that the pumps

are costly to buy.

For instance, the one illustrated costs only 79/-.

Flood-lighted, a garden becomes more than ever a jolly place in which to spend the close, still evening hours ofJuly and August. The reflectors for flood-lighting range around dz to d3 in price, and the powerful lamps used in them are inexpensive, long-lived and consume hardly any more current than an ordinary household lamp. (Tlte writer will be pleased to suppQ detaik of tlte apparatus mentioned to an2 reader addressing an inquiry through the Editor, z, Sauolt





A charming little home in Sussex The furnishing of this home is most interesting. With lust a few exceptions each piece is original and specially designed to suit the room in lvhich it is used. I- Standing in a delightful garden, ,,The Thatch " is extremely picturesque. Note the interesring door-which is similar t6

an old-world stable door-and the- thatched well-head on the extreme right,

I Although simple in design thls trolley is modern in the fact - that it is fitted with wheels. The chair, though - so unusual, harmonises

well with the rest of the furniture.

t The dresser was


with two planks of wood-left in ,the

rough'-fitted with shelves. The silver lustre china, with


grey sheen, looks lust right in this room. 2l An interesting bench made with elm. Covered with a ' home-cured skin this is quite a comfortable seat, for the slope of the back is just righr.

One end of the sitting-room, The curtains are of grey.! - beige linen, and on the floor there is a grey-beige carpet with lovely Persian rugs on top. The skins you see were home-cu red,


Cold Facts ctu stol,;, by




but the business end of any household

bargain is " What r,vill it save me ? " What is it worth to you to have peace of mind-to calculate on food remaining really fresh for days on end; on vegetables c4isping to finer condition

A suitable refrigerator for the small house or flat. For its size

than the moment they left the store ; on left-overs salely staying put for further reference, and-be st of all-getting plus value from every scrap offood you buy? Maybe you have an idea, but it is beyond cash calculation, isn't it ? Year in, year out, it rneans more than

its capacity is amazing.

This hydrator, which will keep salads 'garden fresh,' is fitted to the larger models of this refrigerator.

I S soon as warm weather sets in we have to be .f\careful with food. That means we not only buy in more frequently, but have to keep it fresh. To " Iimited larder " housewives-which most of us are to-day-the word " perishable " has menacing meaning. We dare not store for long or there is the daily worry of " what next ? " The sanest answer f61 ss is-(6 Fit an electric refrigerator."

Most of us have some nodding acquaintance with

refrigerators and what they can do, but actually we have

to live with them to know the boon they can be. The way they smooth out the daily rubs of domestic life and keep down expenses in unexpected ways. To my mind by far their most important function is the way they eliminate the word " perishable." \{e are so apt to ruminate on how well the cabinet keeps the milk and butter, crisps the salad, and chills the drinks,


You see, spoilage bacteria starts rapid activities in a temperature over 5oo F., yet the thermometer tops 5oo for quite three hundred days in the year. Test out that larder of yours if you like, you will be surprised ! Below5oo temperature control in an electric cabinet ends decay by arresting all this bacteria growth. Foods simply cannot spoil-garden-fresh vegetables store and remain so, while fish and meat stay safe for days. In fact, I find my grill meats, allowed to chill but never freeze, considerably gain in tenderness. Think, too, what advance marketing can mean to you in special price deals, for that brings concrete saving. As soon as you install your cabinet, you find scores of new jobs for it-one always does. But to get the best from " chill storage " one has first to learn the right use of the different shelves. As in an oven they vary slightly with the flow of air. Unlike the rising hot air ofan oven, coid air falls from the top freezing unit to the bottom of the cabinet, so the coldest spot is beside the freezer, and then on the floor itself. Next the freezer go bottles of milk, butter in a covered dish, and cartons of cream. The opposite shelf is useful for storing cold drinks, thirst quenchers, like ginger ale, canned tomato juice for cocktails, pineapple, grape and other juices, and chocolate, or coffee, syrups for shakes. Just below the frost box, you will find the glass drip tray, which is excellent for holding wet fish. This way any odours pass off directly to the freezing section without circulating to other foods in the cabinet.

Three useful pieces to help with storage-a salador, an egg basket and an oblong glass dish.



'Y{*ifJ;.ffi;: 'r'ewea'fhe';;;;J"*'



crisping pan at the foot of the refrigerator. Trimmed carrots,washed and cleaned greens, _etc., are all,storable here. For shelled peas, or strung bear]s: .small .covered gla-ss holders are good, as they are quickly retrieved at cooking time. The in-between shelves house remaining foods, that do not require more- than safe-and-steady storage, such as protectedraw and cooked meats, or covered 6owk of

ffi'*;':r:j:l;*t,';:i;;;.ffi *h^*:;.ffi rce

- cold.


vinaigrette dressins in no 'all. Uaia fruitsforflourish" here too. 'Cfritt.a snappy_ salads, ready

time at

desserts, refri.gerator cakes and lellies find a welcome irr these go-as-y5u-please menus, ind assemble themselves -

withorlt feai of disorganising'the


soup..or stock.--. On these upper shelves go_milk-based For work-a-day prigramries, try t..pi"g. . pi"-"".dpuddings or jellies, eggs in wiie racks; etc.- Place every- meal corner in the'cafinet, where advance-made foods thing carefully apart to get gangway for are always ready for a meal.

air circulation. Arwavs. discard shop wrappings

and tljii{H'qff.liei:"!_.:.a .#il'jif#d:.iljl'*lleT-tJil: #f:r1*:'"'3i*:,*n:"'-lT':l^o^:f:l l?l'X'J?l;.,J+: '.:#i::X'"',: rTg, ly', as a working p..p.'itr.", it stationery departments. ltbarry wrappinls steal valuable space, and cold air cannot circulate, so they are wasteful as well. For basins of moist foods or liquids, you get protective, washable coveri with elasiic bands,to keep them firmly in position. If everything is kept closely covered, the air stays dry and fresh for its work, and you save on running expenses.

Once^you get the hang of

it, you find

1'our refrigera^tor_ becomei an evbr-ready "help yourself " department. On the planahead system one learns to make all sorts of sauces, mayonnaise and Russian salads,

for covering down jn cartons. This way they are ready at a moment's call, whenever they are rvanted, for midday lunches, or midnight supper raid. First you have your beverage corner, with bottles of

soda down below. Next comes the snack shetf, with picnic cases ol asparagus rolls, or Stuffed hard-toiled eggs, some-read-y-to-eat salads, portioned puddings (to make sure thevall goround), papir-wrupped sa.rdwlchls, stuffed tomatoes, and bags 6f potatc,


Belorv again

Here you see


well - designed


which provides ample space for

the storage of food.



tLefu Two well-known discussion on


a subiect

HOULD they ? Of course they shouldn't' and lbr the doesn't go as far as old So-and-so's: " FIe doesn't earn a half as iruch as I do and yet they always seem to be ) simple ,.urorl that the aveiage woman makes than better off." Exchequer the Home of Chancellor much better Well. orobablv old So-and-so had had the sense to the average man. If you don't believe me, make a^ hand over his problems to his beiter half. He has been of a great deal there is not few inquiries in homes where money to spare. In the majority of cases you'll find rvise enough t6 take her into his confidence about his that the huiband, realising that the job of making both income ; t6 teil her just rvhat he earns, and to let her ends meet is beyond him, thankfuily hands over his tetl him what they can or can't afford. Cr

weekly pay envelope to his wife. If he iried to parcel it out himself, he'd soon find that after he'd paid ihe rent and the gas and the coal and

bought a few things at the grocer's ther_e was nothing at al-l left for the butcher, the baker, and the candlestickmakei. Very few men have learnt the art of making money elastic. But see what happens when the same man hands over his money to his wife. She at once uroceeds to perform miracles with it. ' Not onlv does she stretch it out so that all the necessities can be bought, but she often makes it produce luxuries as well. It-'s no good asking me holv she does itif you're a man y:ou'd never grasp the intricacies of the process-if' you're a woman you know the secret already


But'although most hard-up husbands have grasp.ed the fact thai women have this uncanny knack with money, in households where making both ends meet isn't an ever-recurring problem, men are still apt to hold tightly on to the purse strings., Thev" eive their wives a housekeeping allowance, certainlyi and probably a dress allowance, too, but everything else ias to pass through their hands. I!.y rruv ,ll th; bills as they come in-ifter a lot of grumbling itri frrr-utt d, are always wondering why their income IO

So many men still suffer from the delusion that women are little innocents where money is concerned-that if they're given a free hand with it, they'll squander it on non-essentials. All the jokes about women going to the sales and running riot have been invented by men with this out-of-date mentality. The rvomen I know eo to the sales in a really businesslike rvay-with a list 5f thit-tgr rvanted for the house and the children-and they buy wisely and sensibly, goods which are reduced in price, but exceiient value for money' But rvhat about a man ttho goes to a sale ? I'm not thinking now of a sale at a store, for they don',t appeal to the average man. I'm thinking ol sales oi'furniture or books at Jalerooms where all sorts of junk is offered

Women don't go- and squander their housekeeping allorvance at these places, but men do. I remember my father could never resist them. He

to tempt the unwary maie.

may have got bargains in rvith the rubbish, Ltt I don't remember ever hearing of such a thing, But I do remember piles and piles of dusty, dog-eared, musty old books, whiih no one could ever have read or wanted to read, arriving after every one of his bargain hunts' Another thing ht could never resist rvas a set of wash(Continued on inside back couer)


Claude F. Luke

s H0tt) lists have a friendly and rf much importance to many people



I I never borrowed half a crown from my sister in my

life. It was always five bob And why, I ask, did I have to borrorv ? Why was I invariably " broke " and " dressed like a tramp " ? I

Simply because on a young man's wage you .just ian't make ends meet if you are buying chocolates for Chloe, dance tickets for Diana, apd cinema seats for Cynthia. Which, I maintain, is the right conduct for any youth. _ And why, by the same token, does any sister possess these odd half-crowns at the end of the week ? Not because she is a super economist. But because some I .J

other young man, equally broke and tramp-like, is tightening his belt in order to pay her bus faies, treat her to lunch, and a taxi when it rains. Hang it, mesdames, what can such a sister spend her money on ? No rvonder she is always disgustingly well

off. The rveekly three pounds she gets for fooling about in an office is sheer backsheesh. But does she know how to spend it wisely ? Not she. As Miss Mattingly

it goes on " perms," manicures, bath salts, and clothes. A young man in her position, infinitely wiser, would invest that sum in luscious brorvn steaks and beer, or he might buy a dog, or take a pretty girl to a theatre. Value for money is a masculine habit, not a confesses,

feminine one; because men have been striding about the

world lor a fer,v thousand years, jingling coins in their pockets, driving bargains, and learning how to get the most fun out ol spending. Women have been at this game only for a few hundred years and even now they haven't learnt the proper technique. They buy the wrong things at the wrong time; they vary between excessive caution and wild extravagance; they lunch off

a cup of tea and a bun at one moment and at the next spend five bob on a bottle of face lotion; they buy shoes that are all body and no sole. Seriously though-and this money problem is the second most serious factor in marriage-the question of who should hold the purse strings must, surely, depend

on the individual couple. I know men who oughtn't to be allowed out with more than a bus fare; I know \,vomen whom I wouidn't send to buy an egg for fear they would come back with a poultry farm. Sheer incapable spenders exist in Mayfair and in the slums alike-ask any social worker. But on the whole they are the exceptions. The average home is composed of average people like you and me-human, changeable folk who enjoy fits of extravagance occasionally, and atone with periods of drab thrift. In middle-c1ass homes where neither the fear of immediate poverty nor the burden o{'immense r'vealth confuses th-e issue, the man should be-and usually is-the Chancellor of the Exchequer. If he's wise, his control is never obvious. He and his wife agree on a reasonable figure for her housekeeping allowance; in addition he allows her a sum for dress and private expenditure which is hers absoluteiy and without question. But for the rest, the husband must, of course, be allowed a lree

hand. It

is he who assumes the big bur-

he who must put money by ior investment or lor that business gamble which may li{t his home into dens


easier circumstances. It is he, in short, who must finally decide the scale of living which his household shall enjoy. (Continued on inside back cooer)


T 11 1' S


\-'IfthNT GE,Bi\lu\t ilH#^'J-J.-.$',is)$lT The finished plant makes a delightful decoration for a table or window-sill'

are sure to have a good supply of in the house, so why not make this the of these soms, are glassips. You will need one box of and cr€ paPer ano lJennrson-s green crepe some Dennison's addition, some and, ancl, in acldrtron, so^me yellow stamens; fine ryi1e,a1d green sealing-wax_; ihi.k *i... " And, of course, a flower-pot to hold the

plant when made. ' Beein by cutting about forty of the glassips up into four-these pieces will be two inches each' To make i petal, take a six-inch length of thin wire and slip through one of the two-inch strips cut up. - Press the giaisip flai on the wire and then ioop, it round y^o.ur fingJr, .trd t*itt the wires to,gcther at -the base. llip the"glassip offyour finger,,hold o,ne end over the other and"presj the iop of the glassip flat into the form of a petal. Make four petals and then arrange these round i yellorv stamen, wiring the blossoms together. Cover the wire stem with a narrow strip of green cr6pe paper. Make up about thirty blossoms,in this way and then arrange them into a geranium bloom. Lay- a ten-inch length of thick rvire. close up to .the bloom and wire it securely to the thin stems. Then Coat the paper leaves with green sealing-wax, and then hold them over the flame of a spirit IamP.

cover it $'ith several thicknesses ol cr6pe pa per strips. Make a much

smaller bloom in just the same rvay. Now make the leaves. Cut two pieces of thick note-paper into the shape of geranium leaves. Lay a length olrvire down the centre of one piece of paper, paste r'r,ell and then put the other piece of paper on top and press firmly together. Melt the end of the sealing-wax in a spirit lamp and apply the melted wax to the leaf. Repeat until the paper leaf is covered on both sides with sealing-r,vax" When this is done take the leaf and hold it over the flame, just long enough to melt the wax and make it run smoothly all over the ieaf. Cover all the stems with strips of green cr€pe paper. Nolv make the blooms and leaves up into a plant An "almond blossom " tree, and plant it in a flower-pot glassips. The

of sand.

Afteq making up a sufficient number of blossoms form them into a " gerani u m " bloom, and wire together.

also made with

" trunk

" is made of wire,

covered with cr€pe paper.





l-ff H.q\E-is .n-o need to be an artist to paint the picture


which is illustrated here. Provided you can use a pe1 and paint brush that is all that is necessary. Materials: A sheet of glass; a transfer; paint and ink specially prepared lor use-on glass; some silver, paper; a fine brush and a pen. tfr.r" items can be bought separately or a " Sheencraft ,, orrtfit, complete-with all_the,necessary materials (except the glass) can be bought for es. 6d., postage '4d. A larger size is available at Bs. 6d., post free.

Having purchased the materials, clean the glass thoroughly with methylated spirits, to remove every trace of grease, and then put it down on the table with the transfer design in the right position underneath. Now take the special ink

and the fine pen and trace out the design on the glass. When you have drawn out the n.hole of the design put the glass on one side until the ink is dry. Then take rhe coloured paints and paint the fish in pale and deep yellows, orange and a little red. Use the palest yellow first and then ihade in the other colours to please


P"'l', r'.^il{'



PlETURE, It can be painted by anyone who can use a paint brush and pen

preferred, in solid paint. Put the picture on one side until the paint is dry and then fiil in the background. This is done with a black cellulose enamel applied with a soft brush. When filling in the background, as you must not go over the outlined edges of the design, it is best to use a fine brush while working round the fish and rocks. But when you have been round the outline, use a larger brush for painting in the solid background. Leave the picture on one side until the background is " bone " drY-it won't take very long-and then cut out a piece of the silver paper, just large enough to cover the design, and stick this behind it with tissue paste, so that the silver shows through the transparent paints. It gives the fish a lovely sheen. Frame the picture with a narrow wooden frame, or with passe partout. There are lots of designs available-in addition to the fish design itrlustrated-including peacocks, butterflies, and birds.


For particulars of where Sheencraft materials can be obtained send a stamped addressed postcard to the

The rocks and seaweed can be painted also rvith transparent colours or: if

Edilor, Electrical

Housckeeping, z,

Sarol Street, London, W.C,z: The finished

picture. A piece ofsilver paper has been fish. This gives it a lovely sheen.

stuck behind the


This compact wringer will

handle with ease the

heaviest blanket or most delicate lingerie.

When not in use the

wringer is stored away in a cupboard at the base of the washer.


MARIORtE WESr If you want a real labour sayer,

buy an electric

was\ing machine.

T\O you know that you can L) n"y a complete eiectrical laundry for the price of {4o plus a few shillings ? That is

an electric clothes washer, an electric wringer, and an electric ironer ? And that this staggering equipment will fold away

which certain maids have adopted (and I for one don't blame them-am I a blackleg?), which is " No Washing." You see this slogan in advertisements: vou hear it in the first round of interviews.' Washing in the old-fashioned way is the hardest of all domestic tasks ! Real washerwomen acquire a characteristic sort of appearance; they look as ifthey've scrubbed away part of themselves. It's very nice, but intensely pathetic. It makes you feel uncomfortable. If I were asked

to give my vote to

most labour-saving of

space just a little less than two cubic feet-that is z ft.

into a

byzft.byzft.? Stowed away thus, it looks like a super-white-enamelled

cabinet, and you can wheel it under the kitchen table or the

draining board.

The electric washer That is worth the opening above is simple and paragraph, even though it is easy to operate, lt dull work to read about washes clean autotypes of apparatus. But it is matically. positively maddening to write about them, when you know how much more exciting they are in work ! There are certain things that Every Woman Knows and they're not the ones that Sir J. M. Barrie meant when he wrote that play. They concern housework, which is half the part of living; the other half is making the money to lir.'e. And one of them is a sort of slogan


An electric table ironer which will iron everything, including shirts



all apparatus, it wouid

and frocks,

Before, the biils came to about 6s. od. a week for herself, husband and child (a certain amount being done at home). The washer came to t4s. gd. a month (rvhich works out at less than 4s. od. a week), plus a sliilling or

lor soap. The ridiculous thing is that women won't believe this-until they're confronted with one in a neighbour's



Perhaps you think that you need a very large ? Well, all you need is a kitchen ora scullery or


a bathroom. A woman I know-living on her own, with strong ideas

about the washing of her exquisite filmy lingeriehas a baby electric washer, which holds just four gallons of water. This is more than enough (as you'll discover if you measure) to do all the personal and domestic laundry for one adult.

ANOTHER woman bought the least expensive model she could get; it happened to be all she could afford at. the time. It has given her six years' wonderful service, during the course of rvhich

The heat of this iron is automatically controlled


it can be kept at right temperatu re.

and so ther

a man from their maintenance service only once for a small repair. Now she is selling it and getting a model with a more luxurious and she has had

be to the electric lvasher. With a little hesitation, of course, because rvhat about those carpets ? But you can, at a pinch, do without carpets. You can have linoleum and small rugs and go in for spartan simplicity. But

you can't do without clean clothes or clean linen.

There's the off.cial laundry. I'm not going to revile laundries because we all owe too much to them. '' In certain cases, they're invaluable. What would bachelors do without them ? Nor do housewives with famiiies despise them; on the contrary they would welcome their help with even louder enthusiasm-.ifthey could afford them. But il eveiything in a small household of five-say, parents, two children, and maid, went to the laundry,.r,vhat would the ansrver be? Bankruptcy of the household budget. What usually happens, of course, is this-the laundry gets one haif and the other half-silks and woollens and

small things-are washed



That half demands a Washing-day and an Ironing-day-rvhich we all recognise by cold joints or hashes,

irritation and impatience on the part of the familv, and a general state of post-floppiness and resentment on the

part of Mother and


I knorv a r'r'oman who washed fifteen blankets before breakfast without turning a hair. The ansu'er is, of course, the electric washer. She bought it on the hire-purchase system, because she said in that way

she didn't notice any difference; it was like paying her lormer laundry bills, only less.

modern exterior. Every user has her own favourite-and it's generally the one she's used to or happened to pick because she liked its appearance-or price!

When the washing is finished

this washer can be stowed away under a table, or other out-of-the-way spot, owing to the telescopic legs.

,CT' d.utu (






Before packing, tie down all corks seal them with seali[g-wax or candle-wax.

with string, and then


a padded bag like this lotion bottles can be packed quite safely.

rFO-DAY, lvhen everyone aims to travel light on

Bottles are a nuisance to pack, unless you are one of those lucky ones who possess a case fitted to take them.

Personally I always pack mine inside my shoes-one to each pair and I have special little bottle bags for them. These are tidy, practical and pretty, each made of silk in the " Dorothy-bag " shape, and with a layer of cotton wadding in between. A loop of elastic is stitched at one side at the top and, rvhen the bottle is inside, the loop slips over the bag round the neck. Cotton-wool, for applying lotions, you can buv anywhere. This is a good thing as a ro11 is so bulky to pack, but you should include face tissues for removing surplus cream and for blotting your lipstick. Those cheap little flat flannel powder pufFs are useful also as they can be thror.t'n away afterrvards and l'hen you are out all day take up less room than the sl,ansdoln kind.

I hoHduy,"rvhat to take and what not to take iway is a question of no little importance. Because the bottles and jars which contain your precious beauty aids are among the heavies to be considered, let us see which of these must go in and which can safely be left behind. First of all, remember that, unless you are bound literally for the back o' beyond, it is likely you wili be able to get most of your simple holiday r.vants locally. On the other hand, you rvill want to take your orvn special brands ol skin food, foundation lotion, powder base cream and face porvders. I suggest that r,vhen An idea rvhich I alu,ays find a great boon on a obtainabie it is better to take the creams in tube form, seaside holiday concerns those smail rvaterproof oilskin as they are so much lighter and easier to pack. Whether envelopes. You can slip a 1\ree sponge soaked in you take a sun-burn or sun-proof lotion will depend cleansing lotion or tonic in one of these and put it in upon whether you want to tan or not. your pocket, beach-bag or hand-bag with perfect safety. You are practically certain to be able to buy hairDo save that last-minute rush to lrrash and polish up setting lotion from the local chemist and, as its spirit toilet articles. I've known very nice hair and clothes base is more or less similar in every case, I think you can brushes spoiied by packing them r,vhile the bristles were rely upon getting this at your journey's end-but take wet. Dry them thoroughly first, alr'vays with the your spray with you. Perfume I leave to your own bristles downwards. If the latter are in need of stiffendiscretion, but do remember that the heavy kinds of ing, give them a final rinse in cold salted water. When scent are all wrong in country surroundings. And do dry, polish up the back of brushes in ebony or iron wood noi forget manicure accessories. with a little shoe cream and they'il look like new, r6




I\TOT the least of the joys ol owning a | \ refrigerator is that one can serve really cool drinks in the summer, either by chilling in the refrigerator or by adding ice cubes or cracked ice just belore serving. Below you will find some suggestions for hot-r,r.'eather drinks.


r quart cold water" r lb, gran. sugar.

r gill lemonjuice. t pint chopped pineapple.

I pinl oranqe juice. the chopped pineapple into a sauceDUT I pan with the sugar and r'vater and boil for eo minutes. Add the lemon and orange juice and allow to cool. Strain and dilute with iced water.

GOOSEBE,RRY DRI},IK z lb. ripe


Sugar to iaste,

Juice of half lemon,

Cold uater. -[ AASH up the liuit, after ft'ashing it u'eli, lVL tU us riruch juice as E*t.u.t.a,

& da\


then strain and measure it. Allorv the same quantity of water, and then add the strained lemon juice" Add sugar to taste, but be careful not to make it too sr'veet; bring to the boil and cook for s or q minutes. Then strain into a clean jug. When coid, chill in the refrigerator. (When servi4g, add a little more lemon juice if liked.)

ffie) w



quart cider. z or 3 slices oif curumber,


z tabbqoonftls lemonjuice. Small qlass




of lemon (thin\.

Small gliss sfurr1t:. Sugar tu taste.

z bottles

soda u'aler.

It /fIX all the insredients together, chill and IVI r..rr., puttiie a little Jrackei ice into

the giasses r,vhen pouring out.

For Orangeade-rub the sugar over the

rinds of the oranges.


6n* w/

ORANGEADE (A Dutch recipe)

4-5 lranges. z$ pints cold boiled water. 4 lb. loaf sugar. t o<. citric acid dissolued in a cupful o;f hot uater.

D UB the sugar against the rind of the A oratlges (the oranges should be washed and r.viped well), being carefui that no pith or juice gets mixed in. The lumps should get

quite orange r.vith the juice from the rind. Pour the water over the sugar, add the cold dissolved citric acid, and leave the sugar to dissolve during the next 2-3 days, stirring occasionally. When it is quite dissolved, strain the orangeade through muslin and bottle it, waxing the corks with sealing wax. To serve, pour a little into a glass and fill up rvith iced water or soda r,vater.



Juice of g lemons. 1 OrAnge.

the mixture is cold, then strain through a jelly bag. Add the orange, cut into thin slices, with the pith and pips removed carefully, and serve the punch with soda lvater and a piece of ice in each glass.



some strong coffee and sweeten to taste. To each pint add the juice of haif a lemon, strained, and a wineglass-


ful ol brandy" Chill thoroughly. Serve in small glasses with a good teaspoonful of whipped cream on the top of each glass. r7


T\RESS according toyour birth-date and the planet IJ and sign ruling it. Then you'll be a star dresser in a double sense of the word. Here are the points to watch lor each of the twelve months.

CAPRICORN (birthdays from December 2lst to January zoth). Rely on trim tailoring, rich fabrics and beauty ol line. Be conservative about colour" Black r,r''ith a relieving touch is ideal. So are navy, beige and dark green. Lucfui perfuma, jasmine. AQUARIUS (birthdays from January 2ISt to February eoth) . Be original. The " different " frock

is for you. Colours, bright shades olblue, violet, rose and coral, with navy or grey {br relief. Per;fume, verbena. PISCES (birthdays from February 2lst to March 2oth). " Romantic " styles with billowy-skirts suit you. Colours, light greys, softly bright shades of green and

blue, and navy. Perfume, heather. ARIES (birthdays from March zlst to April zoth). Get snap into your clothes I Smart tailor-mades with

unusual jumpers for daytime, striking frocks for evening. Colours, rich warm reds and red-browns and spring's own shade of clear green. Perfume, lavender.

TAURUS (birthdays from April 2lst to May zoth). Whatever you do, be feminine ! Your clothes should flutter and billow" .Collars and necklines specially interest you, Colours, all delicate and gay blues, rosepink, ivory and beige. Perfume, Iotus. GEMINI (birthdays from May 2lst to June zoth). You should be right up-to-date and you soon tire of clothes, so have plenty and pay little for them. Fashion is more to you than quality or cut. Colours, gay,

done! " It was why I went awayr" he said. She said, as a child repeats a lesson,


glowing gold and orange tones, lvarm brorvns,




greens. Perfume, mignonette. CANCER (birthdays {rom June zrst to July zoth). Always look cool and a little remote, rvith the chief interest ol your frocks at the bust line. Colours, silver, silver-grey, lvhite, grey-green, leaf-brorvn. Perfume, lily of the valley. LEO (birthdays fromJuly zrst to August zoth). Put sunshine and royalty

into your



They should

be dignified, yet dashing, and of rich


Concentrate on belts. Colours, orange, golden-yellow, glowing reds and purples. Avoid black. Perfume, lllac.

VIRGO (birthdays from August 2ist to September 2oth). For you, tricky hats, two-material frocks in neat, plain, r,r'ell-cut styles with striking" Colours,

black, bror,vn (avoid grey), gay floral patterns with black backgrounds, sky-blue. Perfume, eau-de-Cologne. LIBRA (birthdays from September zrst to October 2oth) . Choose simple, young, soft styles, smooth, gleaming fabrics, short slâ&#x201A;Źeves, dainty trimmings. Colours, restful blues and mauves. Perfume, gardenia. SCORPIO (birthdays from October 2rst to November


Be artistic rather than smart, and let your clothes advertise you subtly. Colours, rich, rather dark reds, greens and wine shades. Perfume, rnusk.

SAGITTARIUS (birthdays from November 2rst to

December zoth). Sports styles, simple, free, r'vell-cut, are specially yours, even for evening. Tweeds, pull-on hats, the smartest of mackintoshes. Colours, straightforlr,ard shades of brown, blue, green and heather


Perfume, sandalrvood.

written for Carol ? For starting, unbidden, into those first notes ofthe song. (Continuedfrom page z) He stooped to kiss her. " Yes, I tt I never knew." knew. I felt you there," he said. She gave a happy sigh. " You'll never run away His arms went round her, then. " I couldn't keep you tied to,a blind man;" he said. " When they told me again ? I'll go wherever you go." " If the prospect of being a blind man's eyes appeals there wasn't a chance to save my sight-I thought it to you, Carolr" he said, " God knows I want you. . ." was only fair to go away. I never meant you to know. But what neither of them knew was that, on a bus I thought if I went the way I did, you'd give up caring." He, touched her face. She was so quiet. " I can bound southward, Peter Chancellor Iit a cigarette and smiled-though his pocket-book was ten pounds see you. You're just the same as you always looked. lighter. And he thought r,vhat sentiment lies in the Tell me, how are you, my darling ? " he said. " I'm well. I'm richr" she said. " Soon after you hearts of all men, lor rvhen he had explained the story went away Aunt Julie died. She left me five thousand. of the violinist and his wife to Grainger's accompanist, I started a dress shop. It's a success. But I've been the littie man had promised to play the tune he had Oh, Stephen, why did you go away ? so often heard Stephen Grainger play to himself. lonely. And I'hat Peter never knerv, until months later, was Why didn't you tell me ? I'11 never forgive myself ! that his plans had r'vorked perfectly. For quite a long I should have known." lvhile after he had left Carol, he'd said to himself, " lfow could you have done ? " he said, gently. " I've messed it up properly. Grainger wili never Tou knetv I was in the hall to-day," she said. "t'Oh," And then he stopped, for have the sense to hold his tongue ! " And then he had he said, " I-" why should he shatter the bright bubble of this happiness cursed himself for a pessimist-for when a man stages by teliing her that, a few moments before she had come a reunion between the woman he loves and another into the room, he had been storming at his accompanist man, he has a little right-surely ?-to expect some for forcing him to play that tune-the tune he had co-operation from the high heavens! he had


LOVe iS fOf EVef


T AKlN tL, /V*E.eEf T I{E

A kiddie's plete

house, iomwith dog-kennel and

dove-cote, is the best play

toy of all for the garden.


rFHiS year, make up your mind to give the children I a " lo'ng "'summer, st'arting it as eaiy as you possibly

can and not letting summer come to an end, as so many people do, when the family seaside holiday is over. Take the nursery out into the garden, in fact ! Let the children play there in readily adaptable clothing, and let their sunbathing be mixed up with play activity, for that is lar better than just lying out to bake . . . which is not good at all. Ali rest times should be spent in the shade


There are more even than just physical gains to the children in living in the garden. They play with greater freedom than indoors, and this is ol much use to the general development. So make this a labour-saving summer. Your modern kitchen gives a good startwith its electric cooker and refrigerator and you can do the washing and

ironing easily


for real relaxation.

electricity, too.

niture are.just

seems close and

Many of the best examples of: modern nursery furas at home in the garden as in the nursery and can readily be folded for carrying out ofdoors. The mirliature chairs, rt'hether of the deck or rvooden seated variety, are quite sturdy for this purpose too. The people responsible lor those speciai cots, lvhich enable a mother to let the side dol'n rvith her foot, instead of by hand, have Soduced a novel alternative to the high chair. It lends itself particularly rvell to sumrner use, since this combined small table and chair has its orvn canopy. The toddler, sitting as it u'ere in the middle l'ith the table ail round him, can play in it in the sunshine, or have meals in comfortable shadow. When outgrol\'n, or not in immediate use, it can be converted into an ordinar-v table. Fol rest periods, the little stretcher beds used in nursery schools are cheap and can be carried out by the small child himselL For playtime the l'ants a1'e not compiicated. A see-san' or hilltop slide, or good strong climber are fun, ofcourse, so is a sr'r'ing and a sand-box. And the garden becomes a seaside holiday for the small child.



chairs, and a neat

little table with




be bought quite cheaply.


If the


warm after the garden, use dark net

curtains, not those that shut out all air.

And water


ground below the

if there flat roof

window or, is one, the

overhead. You will

then look back on this summer as the best you ever had and wonder rvhy on

earth you did not think of such plans before.

A new table-chair for baby. lt has a canopy for use outdoors when the sun is very hot.

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pets and don't need much time spent on them, so u-hy not buy a couple ? They're not a bit expensive, costing about sixpence each. If you decide to go in for goldfish-keeping, try to get Daddy to buy you a proper aquarium. You can often buy them second-hand quite cheaply, and they're better than glass If you have a proper tank, paint the outside of the tr,vo sides and the back'green, because this is so much nicer for the fish-remember they haven't got eyelids, so it's not kind to keep them in a strong light.


If you can get some water seed from a goldfish shop, better. Sor,r.'it in sand, and ilyou leave it for a day or turo belore putting in your fish it u'iil be so much the

right. Never handle the fish, as this hurts them. Put the bor.r.l or tank beneath a very slou'ly running tap (rain-r'l'ater lor preference) every other day or every day if you can, and this will aerate the rt'ater'. Nor,v about feeding. There are all sorts of foods for goldfish, and your animal shop will recommend one. Give a pinch every other day in summer and not more than t."vice a rveek in rvinter. Neuer overfeed your goldfish-they're greedy creatures and u,'ill eat whatever you give them, but il you give them too much you may kil1



Write to Uncie Tim if you have any queries about your pets' health I He r,r.ill be so pleased to help you.

name, age and address, and post it to Llncle Tim, Electricai Housekeeping, z, Savoy Hiil, London, W.C.2, so that it arrives not later than the first post on July zgth. '.fhe other one's just a bit more cornplicated and is for Unit Sprites oJ over t€c years, You'll see that it consists of pictures. Well, all you have to do is to find out what each picture represeats, then iake t}Ie initial letter of each object illustrated. IJ you get them right, you'll fild you've written dow a list of six lvays of enjoyirg yourselves on your holidays" Copy your list neatll' on a sheet of notepap€r or a postcard, add your name, age and address, and post to the address above to arrive by the first post on July 29th. Neatness will be taken into consideration, renrer rber !




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[Jncle Tim's Letter Hello, Unit Sprites! I'NI only allowed a few words this time, because Rufus insists on rvriting to you--I feel sorry for you, because I've had letters from him myselt and they usually take me hours

to read.

You'1l be thinking about your holidays now and I do hope you have iovely ones, with good weather" Write and tell us r'vhat you do, won't you ? I'd like to print some of your letters on this page. Now Rufus is butting in! Good-bye for norv-I'm off to leave him at the mercv of the dic-



ti,onary.--Uncle Tim" 'fhis is Roofus ! Unkle Tim has gorn orf and I doan't no rvot he meens by dikshonry herd of it ! How are you

-nevver orl ? I have had my holiday allreddy. This yeer I didn't go to the see, but to a falm, r'r'ere I helpt maik the ha1'-j1 was grate lun, and I rvish you had been there



mee. As you

Igotaman me-here it is. Luv lrom Rurus

COMPETITIOI{S one for Sprites lf'ERE are r\\'o competitions for you, Unit Sprites, the painlirg I I o1 ten years old anti under, the oth€r for Sprites of over ten years and not more than sixteen. First, about the painting. It can be crayoned, iI you'd rather, oz painteci. \Vhen you've finished it, paste it neatly o[ to a piece of paper, or a postcard, add your



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THE BEAR HUNT A JOLF'S BITE was dancing a wild war dance in the back garden. V Y He was generall1'known as Tommy, but on Saturday afternoons he became Wolf's Bite, the fierce and lrightening Indian chief. Marigold, rvho lived next door, was his faithful squarv, Lightfoot, and Reggie, from over the lvay, lvas their Blackfoot eneml., Crau'ler


by Night. During the lveek these two \\'ere the verv best of friends, but on Saturdays it I'as as much as their scalps rtere rvorth to venture

r,vithin five vards of one another. Because \\-oll's Bite was the lucky possessor ol the nagic \\'ampurn beli. and Crawler by Night had to tn' all the rime to steal it. It hung in rhe rent in the back garden,

and all the afternoon Liqhtloor had sar in the entrance so that (.tarr'l-t br \igl r .lroLr'.i r., I , re-p ir.. Oi course rou knorr' thar a magic \.,ampunr belt is a vcry lucky thing ro hare about the place. This particr,lar one \yas a ivishin! 'belt. anci the \\earer hail onlv ro uish a rri,sh to have it granted immetliorcl..

\\'olf's Bire got tirecl ol dancing his rsild lar clance and thought he rrould so hllnting insread. Of course, to go hunting he had to \\'ear the l-ampum belt, so

in he rvent tr: fetch it.


wish there rvere some real bears for me to hunt," he said to


And then he suddenly gave a gasp of astonishment. For there,

right in front of him, lumbered a real live grizzly bear. A large, ferocious-looking bear in the back gardenl But it wasn't the back garden any more, the house had gone-all the houses had gone, And Wotf's Bite was standing on a narrow little path rvhich t'ound in and out round boulders in the Rocky Mountains. And there

in sight to help him-perhaps that was a good thing, for n'hoever heard ol the fierce Indian chief Wolf's Bite having to be heiped ? Far arvay in the distance he saw the tent; only it wasn't a tent any longer it 1\ras a proper lvigu'am. But he couldn't reach it \t'ithout passing by the bear. lvas no one

Then he thought ol his tomaharvk. Clasping it firmly in his hand, he crept slowly forwarcl And then-what do you think ? It rvas only a dream alter all. And there u'as his mummy and Marigold laugbing at him and talking about Swiss roll lor tea. So they rvent in. And they asked Crawler by Night to come to tea rvith them-even though it zuas Saturdav afternoon I




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stand china. I don't knorv if mv mother ever complained to him-she certainly complained a lot to other people-but I'm sure she rnust have thought ruefully of the money he'd rvasted on this rubbish when she had to try to u'heedle some out of him for something that r,vas really needed badly and was told that she'd have to do r'r,ithout it women just hadn't any idea of how hard moner- \\'as to come by, etc., etc.

Perhaps there rvas some excuse for my father's attitude to women and money, for in those days women didn't earn their own livings beibre marriage and they may not alrvays have realised that monev was easy to spend, but hard to get. But norr.adavs rvhen nearly all girls have a career thev learn all about making ends meet belore thel' set up house attd 1ou't-e only got to

se e hou' l.ell she has learnt ]rer lessorr. \\-ith her nearh' " permed " head, her manicured nails. hel up-ro-rhe-llinute clothes, she looks like a n'rillion dollars on hel iinv u'eekly r'r'age. Does the alelaqe \ounq rnan in ihe same ci;cumHe nost certainh' does not. He usuall,v tra::rp :nd is broke ro rhe rr-orld most of his ir r'-1r 1116t.r1red r.ou'd most likely find :.r--.r'-r-.\' l-ias to ler-rd him half a crorvn e:-c 'i- rhe i,eek. But then, he's a male, ',..;s:, : iroln r'.-ith the knou'ledge of how to '..,:'r'i o\-erIin're. u-hich his luck1' sister possesses. T.. ,. rrrii t\\'o can make fir'e someiimeswhen ther''r': '.:.:rnies or shillings or pounds in a

look at the averase business gir'l to

wornan s Pursa. And that'S .,'.':,', r: ::-:rrs to ::1e Onl\- COmmOn sense let women holc .:.= :u::: :.: i:-<:. .


Naturally. His labours are the machinery which keeps the lr.heels of the home revolving. He knorvs his

abilities as a \'vage-earner; he has a painfully clear idea

of his prospects, of what is the maximum income he can ever " pull dorvn." Therefore, he knor,vs just how

far his domestic commitments may go without s\\ramping his present or future earnings.

There's a psychological aspect, too, u'hich wives \'\.ould do well not to ignore. No decent man wants to " boss." But every man does get a remarkable " kick " from contemplating his house and lamily and saying to

himself: " That's my little lot-the Smith stronghold against the n'orld. It looks to me to sally forth and slay dragons and bring home the bacon each Friday. And rvhile I've breath to rvield a lance-or push a penit rvill not look in vain." And pushing open the gate of No. 5, Acacia Avenue, Sir Lancelot Smith feels that there is nothing he would not do to save his little castle from the \4,aiting dragons of poverty and misfortune. But imagine his feelings if, on crossing the threshold, he is met by his rvife u'ith an extended palm, a wife 'ur'ho cries: " Hand it over, varlet I Every scrap, you \,!'astrel.' '

The truth is that in ordinary, huppy homes, there are no purse strings. The Exchequer is divided into t\\ro compartments, one controlled by the lvifu and the other by the husband. Borderline cases are settled by good-humoured bickerings, out of which, invariably, the lvile emerges triumphant. And so the world goes round. P.S.-But because, in such bickerings, the woman always has the last word, I am leaving the last sentence to rny fair adversary.

Miss Nlattingly sums up: -\ r..'.r:'-,r"j-l::ret. \Il'. Luke, but I'm afraid you haven't convinced me yet. Can: -...- ,,--..: -,r' l.urch one dar- soon and thrash the subject out lace to face ? And i,, s:- '.. '" -: rlet I respect \-our point of view even if I dbn't agree rvith it, I'll allorr'r:- : :..'.-l

Thc eleetrie eooker is sc quick and easy to clean a wipe with a darnp eloth inside and out -just mother will be ready and waiting for dad.


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