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.rHg MOUNT PULASKI NEW8, MOUNT PULASKI. ILLINOIS THUESOAY, F1gBRUARY 000,TOR,,,.S IJ PARTY FUN WHERE WOULD YOU FIND UNCLE EB SAYS MOUNT PULASKI TIMES-NEWS MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS Published and entered as second class matter in the pototllce at Mount Pulaski, Illinois, Nov. 17, 1980, under the Act of Congress of March 9, 1879. (Joined with Mount Pulaski News, August 1, 1932) i HARRY J. WIBLE Editor and Pblier rms ox Subscripuon: Three Months 40c; Six Months 75c; One Year (in county) $1.50; One Year (outside county)$2.00. Published every Thursday. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1941 R. F. D. Becomes A recent summary of the of Unify office of the Posfrrster General shows that the ited States now has 32,646 rural free delivery covering 1,401,690 miles. These routes are maintained at a cost of $91,440,974; they serve 7,787,932 American families or 28974,600 individ- uals. "R. F. D." began on Oct. I, 1896, when ex- imental routes were established from Charles : Town, Uvilla, and Halltown, West Virginia. With- in a year, because of the success of these first three routes and the obvious benefits it brought to country dwellers, the service had been expand- ed to eighty-two routes, operated from forty-three offices in twenty nine different states. Today, all over the Nation, the R. F. D. man eagerly awaited by millions daily. Practically, work is to carry the various types of mail. But he is far more than that. He is friend, philosopher, news commentator on local events. Under and fall rains, over snow and ice, the mail through. Millions of men and women, now in towns and cities, think back with affec- tion to those days when they ran to meet the mil man. R. F. D. is an alphabetical cam- that has proved its worth as a symbol of unity. Wheat Yield' Italy, now that it can't :laim any parficula Elecffic Shock distinction for its dic- tator, Mussolini, has come forth with an announce- that they have devised a new method of wheat yields by giving "the seed a pre- electric shock. The department of agriculture in this country lexpressed some doubt as to the success of experiment, which Italian experts say will de- more grains to each he'ad of wheat. Researchers of the Department of Agriculture Jnd private investigators working in large indus- laboratories have been experimenting with the of x-radiation and light rays in pre-planting treatments with more or less success. Six years ago, Lewis H. Fling of the Department of and E. D. McAlister of Smithsonian were the discoverers of the retarding on the germination of seeds by exposing to light of varying wavelength. Their experiments showed tb0t the upper end spectrum, the green, blue, and violet col- would slow down the germination of some while the lower portion, red, orange and light, speeded up the process. Then came discovery that one portion of the spectrum in the red, was more effective at retarding germina- then the entire green-blue-violet end. Ekperiments with X-rays have indicated that ".s of plants wlfh entirely new character- be produced by bombarding the seeds moderate X-radiation. Whole new fields of have been opened up, especially in the pro- iof new and desirable plants as well a germination, but further information is be- withheld for the present. Among the unsung are the office cleaners ell over Lon'don and the other bombed cities, up punctually every morning, after a hard, night in shelters, to do the dreary work of Jr t up for another day of office work. "1 gave my cleaner a bunch of roses today," man was saying during raid-time conversation. lives in Walworth, she has to cross London to the office, has never been late, never She says it's standing by her son in the r Force not to miss one minute Of her time, the traffic idifficulties." roses?  because in ell her Ion, do think an fill her a of Mount Pulaski Times.News i BY LILLIAN P"Roses Are Red Violets are Blue" You're right, i've been thinking of St. Valentine's Day! One of the most delightful opportunities of the whole year to indulge your "hostess-heart" in lovely, gay table decora- tions and dainty, colorful foods. A Valentine luncheon--for the members of your club: Queen-of-Hearts Tee--for a few intimate friends: Be-My- Sweetheart-Party, for the younger members of the family: are just a few ways of entertaining on this day of romance. Or, best of all, give your own family the surprise of their life by carrying out the Valentine sentiment with table dec- orations and a special dinner, just for them. You will feel well repaid for your extra work, for once you 'let yourself go'-- using your imagination and ingenuity in planning, cooking and fixingyou are really going to enjoy yourself. Whether you are etertaining friends or surprising the family, here are a few suggestions which may prove helpful: Cut large cooked beets in thick dices. Cut each dire with a heart-shaped cutter. Pcrangelfwo heart- shaped pieces on nest of lettuce leaves, garnish with two arrows, made of green pepper, and sprays of watercress. Serve with any sort of salad dressing you prefer to use wlfh beets. A colorful fruit salad mla in individual heart-shaped molds, served on lettuce or watercress. Pierce each heart with an arrow made of a toothpick, on the end of which is pasted a barb of bright-colored paper. Sponge or butter cakes may be baked in muffin fins oF sheet cake pans, cut in fancy or heart shapes, iced, and dec- orated with candy hearts. Angel food cake slices topped with whipped cream, which has been tinted a delicate pink, and a maraschino cherry are very lovely and delicious. Sandwiches for a party may be made of white bread, cut in the shape of small envelopes. A slice of pimento or green pickle in the corner will give the effect of a stamped letter. An address may be added by making a couple lines of tinted cream cheese, pressed through a pastry tube, in the appropriate place. Provide only one of these sandwichs for each guest. Be sure there are plenty of other sandwiches, though. This leffer idea can be carried out in the ice cream also by having it in light colored slabs and making a stamp effect with a piece of red or green candy. Make the address with chocolate fudge crumbles or chocolate sprinkles or anything that is fine and will not melt too soon on the cream. VALENTINE CAKE Use your favorite chocolate or white cake recipe, bake in layers and ice with this Seven Minute Frosting. Red color- ing may be added to the hot frosting to give a delicate shell- pink tint, for the chocolate cake. Spread between .the layers and on top. When frosting has cooled but is still soft, sprinkle chocolate flakes around top of cake to form I-inch border. To make flakes, scrape unsweetened chocolate with a sharp knife. For the white cake use white frofing between lay- ' ers and on top of cake. Tint moist canned cocoanut a rose pink, sprinkle sides of cake with the cocoanut. Cut Valentine heart from waxed paper, place in center of frosted cake. Trace around heart with toothpick. Remove pattern carefully and fill in heart with the rose-tinted co- coanut. To tint the cocoanut, sprinkle on white paper. Dilute a tiny blf of vegetable coloring in a small amount of water, pour over cocoanut and rub evenly through cocoanut with your fingers. SEN MINUTE FROSTING 2 egg whites, unbeaten S tablespoons water I cups sugar 1 teaspoons light corn I teaspoon vanilla syrup Place all ingredients, ecept vanilla, in top of double boiler, beafinq with rotary ecjq beater until thoroughly mixed. Piece over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with egg beater and cook 7 minutes, or until frosting II stand in peaks. Remove from boiling water: add vanilla and beat un- til thick enough to spread, or when frosting will hold firm liffe swirls or ridges as ff fells back from the beater. THERE IS A LOOK (By Barbara A. Jones) She has the quiet look of one Who's mended snowsuits at the knees: Whose ears have pricked up suddenly At night, to hear a treble sneeze. Her eyes have looked at mugs of milk, Her lips have said A little more . . . " There is'a look about her face .... Somehow I knew! She says there's four. WAYS TO MAKE PIN MONEY ANECDOTES ODDS 'N ENDS o o FAMILY SECRETS 'Tm ot half good enough for you." "Why, Bill, you talk just-like one of family!"---Grit.  / OF COURSE Husband"You must think on trees." Wife---"Silly! Everybody knows from plants." they BEYOND A JOKE And there was the Indian rope trick er who was discharged from the Navy every time he climbed-the rigging peared.Montreal Star. 'COMPARISON "You hmmer nails like lightning." "You mean I'm a fast worker?" "No: you never strike twice in the place.' '--Grit. NO ENCOURAGEMENT Inquiring Friend'"Why must a judge impassive?" His Honor"lf you show any sign est in a lawyer's argument he'll never stop, Cocklebur. NO BLur-r-ING NEC.SSARY ' "Now that you're a success as a actor and are going to be married, will your house on a bluff?" "1 should say notcher father's pying 11 $ IIi MADE SURE OF IT Mistress: "Mary, I think i smell burning dgwnstairs. Did you remember to the electric iron when you left the irorng as I fold you?" Maid (newly arrived): "Yes'm, ! did. surely did. I pulled dat chain once iak and den I pulled it again to make l00nUe With all of thls damp, foggy weather have been having, even Yehudl needs some following tonic that Uncle Eb has. Uncle Eb Says: I hod just returned from a trip on my bike, to my home in California, when I telegram informing me that my aged Aunt garde in New York City was grievously yearning for e presence of her beloved to console her in her last hours. Stricken wlth grief I immediately of the house, jumped on my trusty started for New York. After six weeks of Ird peda|ling, I the city and hastened o my Aunt bedside. There I found the dear old lad last gasp. She murmured her beloved name and was just about to die wher a idea came to me. ! rushed out into the seized my bike and carried it into the Standing at Aunt Hildegerde's slde, I held ccle over her old gray heed. I opened the at the tires. Them was a hissing sound, l"fl cycle tires had ,been mped up out in Cal end now a flood bfthe vigorous, bracing California, with its sunshine and its climate, through the room. The effect was miraculous. In ten dear old was sifting up, smotdng a :and for d;nler.  - " : : ( ,