Aunt Sammy

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Aunt Sammy Helps Housewives Over Radio These women are "Aunt Sammy," who tells American housewives what to have for dinner. At the left is Bliss Josephine HempeL The woman paring an apple is Mrs. Fanny Walker Yeatman. Miss Ruth Van De- De- man is at the right. By Associated Press teased Wire. Washington More than a million American housewives are tuning in on Aunt Sammy these days for an answer to the question, "What shall we have for dinner?" Sixty-six Sixty-six Sixty-six stations broadcast Aunt Sammy's solution of the daily problem, problem, and housewives from the Atlantic Atlantic to the Pacific await her suggestions. suggestions. Yet Aunt Sammy herself doesn't exist, and never did. Aunt Sammy of the household econrmics bureau of the department of agriculture is a composite personage personage three very human women, all intensely interested in their work and in the opportunity afforded afforded by radio for contact with the homemakers in every part of the nation. Miss Ruth Van Deman, a Wash-ingtonian Wash-ingtonian Wash-ingtonian her father was in the service of the government for many years prepares the menus and recipes which are broadcast. She is a specialist in household economics and is in charge of the information service of that bureau. "This is no caviar and truffle service for jazz-jaded jazz-jaded jazz-jaded appetites," said Miss Van Deman. "We are striving to serve that great substantial substantial class of women who are home-makers. home-makers. home-makers. We aim to make the menus simple, well balanced, delicious delicious and also adaptable to the food supplies in all parts of the country." Miss Josephine Hemphill, who hails from Clay Center, Kas., writes the chats. She is a graduate of the Kansas State Agricultural college, has taught journalism and is convinced convinced that most people are "just folks." She likes the informal, friendly method of broadcasting. The third member of the Aunt Sammy trio is Mrs. Fanny Walker Yeatman, known to radio listeners as "the recipe lady." Mrs. Yeatman, Yeatman, a motherly woman with the charm of the south, presides in the kitchen of the bureau. This has been her workshop for ten years. She has tested thousands of recipes and has experimented in every kind of cookery, from the art of making pickles to the concocting of mouth-melting mouth-melting mouth-melting pastries. Cookery is a science science as well as an art with Mrs. Yeatman. She has spent countless hours on food research problems. The department received 60,000 letters from October to May last year from housewives who were interested interested in the chats. Answers to questionnaires sent out by the bureau disclosed that meals were the biggest problem. The most popular of the chats, therefore, were those on meal planning planning and cooking. Child-welfare Child-welfare Child-welfare ranked second in importance. Hundreds Hundreds of writers said they were tired of planning three meals a day and were glad to get somebody else to do It for them. The wife of a rancher in North Dakota, who lives forty miles from a railroad, wrote that "the cowboys sure did want three squares a day." She said she was particularly pleased pleased because the recipes were such that she could prepare the meals from food supplies she had on hand. Aunt Sammy's chats, which started started this month, will continue on a ten-minute, ten-minute, ten-minute, five-day-a-week five-day-a-week five-day-a-week five-day-a-week five-day-a-week five-day-a-week five-day-a-week schedule. schedule. (tiRil7t&twW

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  1. The Dispatch,
  2. 29 Dec 1927, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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