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Page Four The Palmyra Spectator Wednesday, May 2, 1951 Two Dishes Easy on Purse and Palate BY EDNA BULKS fWtfTTH soaring food prices threatening to pop the lid off the food 'budget each week, dishes that combine economy, nutrition and tact appeal find an important spot in the meal-planner's book. Wicaroni, spaghetti and egg noodle dishes fit this category and because they lend themselves to wide variation with sauces, cheese, leftover meat, fish and vegetables, may be repeated often without loss of savor. This spaghetti with white clam sauce is a quickie, too. Less than 15 minutes preparation should do it. Spaghetti With White Chun Sauce (four servings) Two tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1 chopped clove garlic, 1 chopped onion, cup olive oil, 1 teaspoons salt, V teaspoon pepper, 1 large can minced clams, 1 package thin spaghetti. Brown parsley, onion and garlic in hot olive oil Until ingredients are cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Add clams and simmer for about 0 minutes. Don't overcook or clams will become hard. Drop spaghetti in boiling salted water. Keep water boiling. Stir occasionally When tender, run cold water into hot water. Drain and serve with sauce. Macaroni and Cheese Supreme (six servings) One pound jumbo macaroni, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flow?, 2 cups milk, Vt teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, pound American cheddar cheese, cup buttered bread crumbs. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water. Drain and place in casserole. Melt butter in sauce pan, add flour and blend. Add milk and stir slowly until sauce thickens. Season. Flake cheese and scatter over macaroni. Cover the top with buttered bread crumbs. Pour sauce over all and bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 30 minutes. Look Behind You, Boys ..'.. . . . .... i ' mm yy From The Files of The Spectator May 4, 1932 Work on highway 61 between Taylor and Canton has been started, a culvert crew having moved on the job. The highway is to be of concrete construction and will be completed this year. Last week it was announced that the Central States Gas Utilities Company expects to have gas flowing in the mains in this city by the first of May. L. J. Knocke, the superintendent of the plant tells us that he expects to turn the gas into the mains either Thursday or Friday of this week. The third allotment of government flour was received in this city yesterday. Since the first shipment was brought here 100 sacks have been distributed to 107 families including 452 persons. . S. Hutcherson and son, Harry Lee, spent the week end in St. Louis. Miss Imogene Thomas, of Breckenridge, Mo., was the week end guest Of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Thomas. Russell Nix, who for the past two years has been superintendent of schools in New Haven, Mo., has been re-elected for his third year. Mr. Nix was athletic coach in the same school the year preceding his election as superintendent. Charles Keck of Nelsonville, Harry Keck and wife of Taylor, spent Monday with Mrs. Annie Keck. Mrs. Martin Muldrow returned home Saturday from a ten days' visit with her sister, Mrs. Howard White in St. Louis. May 11, 1932 Val Bernhard and Henry Schroder, representing the Palmyra Council of the Knights of Columbus, are in Columbia, where they are attending the state convention of Missouri Knights of Columbus. Harry D. Robinson, of the State 111., is the guest of his parents, wide search has been conducted since March 1, was found in the woods near the Lindbergh es tate Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Nill and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Phillips spent Sunday in St. Louis. Mrs. John Rettig and daugh ter, Joyce, of Quincy, were "the week end guests ot Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Grace, in this city. Billy Owsley was a visitor in Liberty. Mo., last week where he attended the Alumni banquet of William Jewell College, where he was a former student and graduate. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hartwell and nephew, Walter Wesley Woodside, returned to their home in Marion, 111., Sunday after spending a week with Dr. E. E. Hartwell and family. Mrs. J. E. Wenzel of Boone. Ia., is a visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. & G. Schnitzer Mrs. Walter B. Koehler and children of Waukesha, Wis., are spending a few days in this city. Mrs. W. J. Willis, of Brookfield, is the euest of her brother, G. B. Bledsoe, and wife. From here she will go to St. Louis for a visit with her son. Dr. Dan Moss, of Chicago, is the guest of his sister, Miss Lal-lie Moss, of this city. Mrs. Roy Decker, of Hannibal, spent several days with Palmyra relatives and friends last week. Marion Singleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Singleton, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, is much improved. Fletcher Stevenson or cereie, Sunday to see the river. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bleigh of Philadelphia spent Sunday eve ning wnn Mrs. Alma rtnoaoes. Mrs. Charles Crook spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gupton. NEW ROUTE NUMBER 18 DESIGNED TO HELP MOTORISTS The state highway commission recently approved the designation as "Route 156" of sections of several state supplementary (farm-to-market) roads extending through Macon, Knox and Lewis counties. Route 156 would pro vide a through connection from U. S. Route 63 at La Plata, to Missouri Route 6 at Ewing. The purpose of this designation would be to expedite the movement of traffic by avoiding a need to follow several differently designated roads to reach a given destination. It was emphasized that the new numerical designation does not provide for any improvement in the type of sunace now existing on the roadway nor does it lift the roads involved out of the farm-to-mar- Ket ciassiiication. Route 156 would follow supplementary route 5 in Macon and Knox counties through Novelty to Missouri Route 15. It follows route 15 eastwardly to supplementary route B in Knox and Lewis counties, passing through Neward, and terminating on Missouri Route 6 at Ewing. A young man called the Mar-velle Theatre where the current hit was playing. "I should like to reserve a box, he said, "What is the cost?" "Our prices range from one to five hundred dollars", was the reply, "and it will be neces sary lor you to make your selection in person." "At that price I shan't need to make a selection," said the young man, indignantly, "Why I wouldn't pay one hundred dollars to see the best show in the country." "I'm afraid, sir, that you have the wrong number," the amused voice replied, "You see, our boxes are not for the show, but for after it's over. This is the Marvelle Casket Company." MISSOURI HISTORY .Cwnpi hi by f h ' mB i HiSTORKAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI tCsbafcia r WvWi km Highway Department, accom panied by Norman Stover, spent the week end at his home m Pat ton. Mo. Miss Armildridge Shunk spent the week end with her parents in Kirksvuie. Rev. S. H. Hardy and Rev. M. A West were St. Louis visitors Wednesday. Howard Juette of Bushell, 111., was the week end guest of his parents, m this city, Mrs. Alma Rhoades, of Warren, was the recent guest of her daughter, Miss Mildred, of this city. Roy Tuley. who has been in this city for the past several weeks, went to Jacksonville, 111., last week returning with his wife and son, Whaley, and the family has moved to the Tuley farm east of this place. George Saffarrans. Jr.. of Shelbyville, Mo., was the week end guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George V. Saffarrans. Murray Gibson, was the guest of his mother, Mrs. Ruby Gibson over Mother's Day. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Woods of Quincy and John McCabe of St. Louis were the week end guests of Mrs. Mayme Lasley. Dick Allen and family, of Buffalo, Mo., visited relatives in this city Saturday. May 18, 1932 With a warning against a "present hour" dancer of social ism and bolshevism, former Senator James A. Reed of Missouri, Saturday night, formally made his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The body of the Lindbereh babv only child of Col. and Mrs. Chas. A. Lindbereh, for whom a nation- DANCE AT THE OASIS MAURICE MENGE and His Band SPONSORED BY Young Men's Athletic Club ADMISSION 75c 9:00 P. M. MAY 11th 40-2t. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Stevenson ot this city. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lamkin of Keytesville, Mo., were the week end guests of Prof. H. C. M. Lamkin. The directors of Sudduth held a meetine and Miss Pauline Nunn was employed, to teach the next term of school. This will be Miss Nunn's third term at Sudduth school. The directors are Elmer Stratton, Emerson Jones and Frank Birchf ield. Mr. and Mrs. Bob usternout and son, Bobby, of Jefferson City, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Devlin and nn. Ronnie, of Springfield. 111., were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Al Pollman. S. A. Weyand, Harvey Weyand, rhauncev Gottman. Charley Mil lion and Herbert McAfee attended the ball game in St. Louis, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. K. .n. nowen oi Kirksville, were guests of F. B. McClintic and family and H. E. Johns and family, Sunday. Miss Erleen Scott, who has been teaching in Glenrock, Wyo., is home for her vacation. Mrs. Alzina Moore, or t. Louis, has been the recent guest of her brother, Henry Plank, and family. Warren Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rogers were Monroe visitors Friday. Mrs. Estil Hawkins has return ed home after spending a week with her parents in Palmyra. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frederick and Mr. and Mrs. Calvert Head were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Stevens. Mrs. Bernie Utterback and Mrs. Herman Lilly, papered for Mrs. J. H. Lilly, Thursday. 'X Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Morth-land and daughter were Sunday guests of Mrs. J. C. Burditt. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McGlasson and daughter were Sunday guests of Mr and Mrs. B. E. Morthland. Mrs. J. C. Burditt spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Jack Burditt. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Terrill of Oakwood were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Utterback. Mrs. Callie Johnston of Philadelphia returned home Sunday after spending a week with her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Eger. Dan Ragar and family of Monroe were Sunday guests of J. E. Morthland and Mrs. Josephine Ragar. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Eger were Philadelphia visitors Sunday af ternoon. Mrs. Will Teed attended the club at Mrs. Robert Woods' Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin Lillv and children visited Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lilly, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Morth land and daughter, Mrs. J. B. McGlasson and daughter and Mrs. J. C Burditt, went to Hannibal, MUSTER DAYS MEANT FUN, FROLIC, NOT MUCH MUUAKX TRAINING Pioneer Missourians converted compulsory military training into a festive affair in which the whole community took part, at 'Muster Days" in the first half of the 19th century. The regular Missouri militia was established in 1804 under the federal law of 1792 providing for a uniformed militia throughout the United States. Militia service was regarded as an obligation a citizen owed his government, and he served in most cases without pay and armed himself at his own expense. In Missouri from 1804 to 1847, free white males of 18 to 45 were comDclled to at tend musters and to serve in the militia when H was called to ac- i tive duty, A holiday air prevailed in the settlements ca muster davs. for military drills were seldom long, or taken very seriously. At one time as few as 32 men could make a company and 128 a regiment, which resulted m a surplus of officers. The appearance of the men did little to give muster day a military flavor, for each com pany chose its own uniforms and equipment; a neckerchief and a side arm were usually thought sufficient. Most of the officers. unless they belong to the regular army, had no more elaborate un iforms than the men. A colorful uniform adopted for the Mis souri militia in 1820 consisted of a blue hunting shirt, trimmed with red, white pantaloons and vest, and Diack nit witn black cockade and red plume, but this uniform was not in use very long. Gert Goebel, a German immigrant to Missouri in 1834, said that his summons to attend mi-lita muster directed him to come "armed and equipped, as the law directs." But since no one knew what the law said, everyone came dressed and equipped as pleased his whim. Goebel said of the men lined up for drill, "It was a mob after all. Some had coats on, others were in their shirt sleeves. I while still others wore hunting shirts, but none had guns." Drill was a helter-skelter af fair, with men caving little at tention to commands, dropping out of line to have a drink, to rest, or, as in one instance, to pick strawberries. Goebel said that the men knew nothing about 'military discipline, but the officers regarded their behavior as "perfectly natural" After the companies were dismissed, the men staged races and contests of skill or strength, and politicians made stumb speeches. Spruce beer, sweet cider and cookies were offered for sale. Sometimes stronger drink was available, and one writer complained in 1822 that it produced "noise and confusion and insubordination in our ranks, as well as many bloody noses after the TAX CHISLER UNAFRAID OF JAIL HE'S ALREADY SERVING 145 YEARS In Atlanta, Ga man admitted hi; away to defraud the government without fear of going to jail. He's already in. Ernest Lee Emmett, whose address for the next 145 to 170 years is the Reidsville State Prison, freely confessed to gypping the government of $280.55. He said he forced income tax withholding statements on a textile mill, and then filed false returns in 1950 and 1951 to obtain refunds. Emmett said he obtained the wihholding forms from the prison printing shop. Federal Judge Frank Hooper said he would sentence Emmett. He showed no signs of worry. He was sentenced in 1947 for a series of armed robberies. An interesting bit of informa tion concerning blue and snow geese came in this week from Leonard Rowe, field service agent for the Ozark district. "In 1947," Rowe said, "a flock of blues and snows began stop ping off in a renovated pasture near here, resting on their northward journey. Each spring the number in the flock just about doubles. In 1947 there were only 15 birds, but in 1948 there were 30; in 1949 there were 57; in 1950 there were 120; and this year 225 geese stopped over, and remained for two weeks. "It adds up," he continued, "that each pair produced an averaged of two goslings per sea- t X I j same family of. geese, visiting us had figured ,,. 5 for this pond. I am not recommending muskrat planting on farm ponds, however." Bob Dunkeson, deer biologist for the Conservation Commission, reported the results of his interview with the eight Boy Scouts who were treated to a tour of the Caney Mountain Wildlife refuge in Oregon county, near here. One young Scout said, "We didn't see any live deer but there was a herd of tracks." New York's Chambord res-turant placed this want ad: "Authentic French hat-check girl for top French restaurant. Excellent chance for advances," -4 STRICTLY FRESH WHEN it comes to putting in a " vegetable garden, a man should know his onions! A Cleveland woman was; granted a divorce on grounds that while her husband often failed to feed her, he bought 13 cars-during their 11 years of marriage. She was lucky he didn't trade her in! It's almost time to put sip win-, dow screens to keep out the fliest year after year." Conservation Agents Paul Johnson and E. R. Carpenter at Macon reported an odd incident that happened recently. While on a routine patrol they discovered an American merganser, a species of waterfowl, lvine dead. Looped around the bird's beak was a length of bright green wool yarn. Apparently thinking the bright object was something to eat, the merganser had snatched at it, and the yarn became entangled around its bill. The fine teeth along the bill prevented the yarn slipping off. What looked like a tasty morsel became a death trap. The merganser, unable to open his beak, starved to death. The MKT railroad line just southwest of Warrenton must have a jinxed right-of-way, if odd wildlife incidents are considered. Last week a two-year-old buck deer, chased by dogs, ran off a bluff overlooking the tracks and fell into telegraph lines along the right-of-way, causing extensive damage to communications. Conservation Agent Marshall Long said that last winter a beaver cut a tree down, just a mile away, and blocked trains, tying up transportation all across the state. A well known columnist tells of someone watching some kids who were playing Wild West. One had made a bar of a packing box and scrawled a sign on it: "This is the Wild West and this box is the Last Chance Saloon." Another kid swaggered ud. pounded the bar and cried: "I'll have a rye!" A third, much younger, and aD- parently less sophisticated swaggered up alongside him and squeaked: "I'll have a whole wheat!" dismissal of the companies." Later a law was passed making the possession and sale of liquor on the parade ground a punishable offense. Missouri's militia served a very real need in the early days when the Indians were a menace ia the settlers, but as the tribes withdrew, the need became less, and compulsory service was discon tinued after 1847. When Tommv came home from school with a swollen eye and bruised lips, his mother said reproachfully, "Oh Tommy! Have you been in another fight?" "I was just keeping a little boy from being beat up by a bigger boy." he replied. "Well, that was brave of you, dear. Who was the little boy?" "Me, Mommy." Spring Is a Revelation of God's Majesty QNCE a year a miracle happens "5,--. It bursts upon earth like a hymn and all of creation seems to stand and move its lips. But, like all miracles, spring is not easily explained. The earth's awakening is at once mysterious and symbolic. Conquering death in a glorious struggle, spring brings the resurrection to mind. At the same time, it recalls the book of Genesis. "And the earth brought forth grass, and herb . . ." It is the earth singing a song so new it inspires wonderment in everyone of us, yet a song that overwhelmed the senses of the ancients centuries ago in Canaan, Palestine and the other Biblical countries. All that is spring, from the smallest bud to a sky-sized sunset, declares the glorious mystery of God and his divine creations. Wild flowers transform stony crags into muted masses of color and the blossoming dogwood's petals of white mirror the innocence of the Christ child born in Bethlehem. Filled with wonderment at the beauty with which earth sheds her winter chrysalis, man might well find the secret of spring explained in the opening words of Psalm 97, "The Lord reign eth; let the earth rejoice." And man might offer up a prayer that the lightnings of spring serve to enlighten a war-torn world and restore to it the fragile blooms that grace the crown of peace. Field Service Agent Otis Thor-burn made a tour of several coun ties recently with members of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service, visiting farms and areas practicing conseravtion measures, and possessing farm ponds. Thornburn stated that William Powers, a conservation-minded farmer who lives near Windsor, had reported taking eighteen muskrats from his farm pond last season. The pelts sold for $36. The 'rats had been doing slight damage to the dam. Mr. Powers laughingly said, "Two more good seasons, and the fur crop will pay that get away from young out' fielders. v a A lot of people who want to give up smoking put it off witb lot of ifs and butts. Sports Note: Max Baer ia con sidering a return to the ring. Guess boxing fans will have to-grin and Baer it . I B mi Ef ffL"ftl mm 9 H M IffQ 3 KS BjKj IA lg YEAGER BROS. SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL Combined HIGH SCHOOL and GRADE SCHOOL BANDS First and Second Grade Rhythm Band HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM TUES., MAY 8th 8:00 p. m. 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