WJNDAT, JANUARY 26, 1S5S THE PHAROS-TBIBTJNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE SEVEN SHE COOKS FOR 650 Economy Main Ingredient at LHS Cafeteria Providing hot lunches for 650 persons is no easy task in itself, but when it has to be done at a cost of 30 cents a meal, the job becames even 'more difficult. Nevertheless, Mrs. Sara Webster, cafeteria manager at Logansport high school, has been doing just that for the past six years and manages to turn out some pretty decent meals for the students there. The average meal consists of meat, potatoes, a vegetable, bread and butter, half a pint of milk and a dessert. To turn out meals for such a low price, Mrs. Webster has to keep a close watch on the food market, in order to buy in quantity when prices are low. If she believes the price on a I certain item will increase in thei future, she will buy a large quantity while the price is still low. On the other hand, if prices are expected to go down, she will buy just enough for immediate needs so that she can take advantage of the lower price later. She buys the food from wholesale institutional firms, wherever she can get "the best food at the lowest price." Some commodities, such as flour, corn meal, beans, lard, butter and cheese are received from government surplus stocks for the cost of handling and transportation. Mrs. Webster found that she was losing money on .government beans, however. "We soaked them and cooked them for hours," she said. "But they still came out as hard as marbles." In serving the food, Mrs. Webster keeps a close eye on the garbage can as a guide in preparing meals. If a certain food is not being eaten by the students, she eliminates it from future menus. For example, she tried serving asparagus to provide some variety in the types of vegetables offered. Even though it costs more than other vegetables, the students •were throwing it in the garbage. "We're not doing much good if w« don't get the food into the children," Mrs'. Webster said. A'bout one-third of the cost of the meals goes for labor. Mrs. Webster has two full-time and ten CHICAGO'S ONLY IOOP" HOTEL WITH DRIVE-M GARAGE Ntwly Decorated Room*. • Jui> a stop from th» State Str«t> Shopping cfotrict, th« La Sail* Street financial itction, and all principal theaters. MMVI HIONT INTO IHI HtW OMCAOO1 MOST CONVINKNT HOTfl . Claik I La Sallt Sit. HUmkli» 2-2100 13V READY TO SERVE— Mrs. Ora Emmc, Mrs. Jessie Hufnagle, Mrs. Nellie Kisller and Mrs. Bessie Rush, (left to right), stand at the steam part-time adults to prepare the food. The part-time workers put in from five to seven hours each day. There also are 24 student assistants, who serve food, scrape dishes, take lunch tickets, stock the serving line and work in the store room. Students are forbidden by federal law to help with the cooking. The students are paid 45 cents an hour, plus a free lunch. Most of them work only about one hour each day. Cleanliness always is stressed in the cafeteria. Dishes are washed in a chlorinated soap and rinsed in 180 degree water. Last fall table ready to serve hungry LHS students at lunch time ' (Staff photos) when influenza hit the high school a special disinfectant was used on all the trays, dishes, tables and other equipment to prevent the spread of germs. The cafeteria can seat about 220 persons at a time. The average student spends from 16 to 20 minutes at his lunch, including the time it takes to get through the serving line. The average number fed during winter months is about 650, but it has gone as high- as 730, Mrs. Webster said. She expects it to drop to about 500 when warmer weather arrives. In addition to the cafeteria, the school has a snack bar where students can buy sandwiches, candy, potato chips and ice cream. If a student is not very hungry he can eat for as little as 12 cents —two cents for a halNpint of milk and ten cents for a sandwich. The milk costs 5V4 cents a half- pint, but the federal government pays the difference. Milk previously was served in paper cups, but that method caused too many accidents, Mrs. Webster said. The students sometimes get jarred in the serving line, and quite a bit of milk ended up on the floor until recently, when a new milk cooler was installed; Now the milk comes in half-pint cartons and straws have replaced Pushes For $1 An Hour Minimum WASHINGTON W) — Sen. Kennedy D-Mass said Saturday he : will push for. action this session' on his proposal to extend the $1- an-hour minimum wage law to about six million additional persons. The senator said in an interview he would ask that the Labor Committee resume its work on the legislation at an early date. He said he would be' ready to proceed with the minimum wage bill as soon as a labor subcommittee which' he heads completes its report on a bill to regulate welfare and pension'plans. Kennedy's minimum wage proposal was snarled in the full committee when the 1957 congressional session ended. He said at the time 'that his measure was a compromise between the recommendation of President Eisenhower to put an j additional 2% million employes ! under minimum wage protection and an AFL-OIO proposal to extend coverage to 10 million more workers. The President recommended bringing under the minimum wage law about two million em- ployes of large department stores and other retail stores, as well as 500,000 workers in local transit, seafaring, telephone, hotel, taxicab and 'construction industries. Retail stores covered under this plan would be those with 100 or more employes, having at least one million dollars of materials and supplies coming in across state lines in a year. Kennedy said many of _ these persons already are receiving $1 or more an hour, so that few would benefit from the administration plan. His own bill would cover retail stores which do at least a million dollars worth of business in a year, a definition he said would bring in many more employes than ' the Eisenhower recommendation. True Life Adventures W1L.L. HAPPEN A WOODCOCK, FUJSHEP FROM rTS NEST, MAS' iSOUUPE WITH A. TREE IN ITS PATH or- ESCAPE. ITS LARSE EWES, FL.ACEP FAR BACK ON THE SIPES OF ITS HEAP, SEE WELL. TOWARD THE REAR BUT FROVIPE POOK VISION. UN WARS' CHICKADEE,). ' ON THE BURS OF THE BURPOCK, MAS' BE SNA<S<3EP ASIP HE1-P PRISONER B<-/ THE HOOKEP SPINES. 1-25 met at the home of Mrs. Walter Tenbrook last week with Mrs. Wayne Swaim in charge. Mrs. Jack Flora read the report of the secretary and the roll call. Mrs. Flora and Mrs. Charles Ferrier reported on the district meeting at Rochester which they attended r ec e n 11 y. Refreshments were served to 18 members and one uest. Mrs. Denzel Jones was co- osless. Good Government Award By Jaycees INDIANAPOLIS (B—The Indiana Junior Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Good Government Award Saturday night to Rodney S. Rankin, Hobart, Lake County officer. The citation said Rankin is well known for his fairness and firmness in law enforcement" and "an outstanding leader in guiding youth in his area. . ." Rankin was the subject of an article in Life magazine last year. Prinf On Register Key Traps Burglar INDIANAPOLIS 671 — A lliumb- print found on the 1-cenl key of the cash register in Carl Frcije's liquor store matched the thumb of Robert H. Mason, 27. The evidence convicted Mason of robbery in Criminal Court I for a March 8 holdup, and he was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in the Indiana Reformatory. CAREFUL PLANNING—Mrs. Evelyn Mucker, (IcJt) chief cook at the Logansport High School, and Mrs. Sarah Webster, arc checking a meat loaf for LHS students. developments in kitchen equipment, and is always on the lookout for a good bargain. She is especially proud of the meal served last Thanksgiving. Mrs. Webster and her assistants worked for three weeks before BURLINGTON BURLINGTON —Richard Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anderson, submitted to surgery last week at Memorial hospital Logansport. A teenager's dance is held each Friday at the Legion, sponsored by the Ami;rican Legion. The dance follows the basketball that day planning and preparing g ame s. a meal that included turkey, A nc jl. Bowley submitted to sur- mashed potatoes, dressing, peas, g ery i as t W eek at a Kokomo hos- hot rolls, butter and cake. All| „;(..,•[ that for 30 cents. Hope Lange Forces New England Favor HOLLYWOOD (UP)—The. New England which shudders at the mention of "Peyton Place" in novel form is in a sticky position when it comes to Hope Lange. Most of the northern seaboard states boycotted and disclaimed the book. But he cup7 saves the cafeteria about Cross > the Hollywood version is J.™ " _..*v -vi-o w^cfo,. ,,M a native daugnter of that region $100 a month, Mrs. Webster said. Besides being responsible for the cafeteria, Mrs. Webster doubles as a home economics teacher. She has three classes a day in addition to the morning guidance period. She enjoys managing the cafeteria and puts in a lot of time and study to make sure the pupils get the best meals possible for their money. Along with watching the food market, she keeps an eye on n«w —and the pride of the countryside. "I was born in New England," the slight, blue - eyed blonde 24- SHE WILL LOVE YOU If you give her a' box of Russell Stovers Fresh Delicious Chocolates on Valentine's Day EXCLUSIVE AT TIMBERLAKE'S Other fans include friends of her brother, a student at Harvard. Hope said the emotional role oE Selena was particularly taxing as she went on location "just after my son, Christopher Paton, was bora." Still Has Scars "I still have the.scars from a chase filmed in the woods up in Maine," she said, "and to make and children were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Anderson and family near Burlington. Mr, and Mrs. Isaac Hodson, ol near Burlington, have .announced the engagement of their daughter Beverly, to Phil Gillam, son of Mr and Mrs. Harold Gillam, of neai Young America. A June wedding is planned. Mrs. Cecil Rhine received word last week of the death of her nephew, Timothy Huffman, 14 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs Henry Huffman of Indianapolis The mother is the former Dorothea Spann. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tenbrook it more difficult, I had to cry entertained Sunday in honor o through 25 takes." j the birthday of their daughter Hope (and New England) may! Evelyn Gillam. Present were: Mr > ;„ is™ (•„,. „ ,.— n j >,„,„ '"-' e sg, ue - eye one - th year-old girl said, "and although', Ji i be in line for a second bow for )lays in the unre- my family and I moved to New,^„- — York when I was very young I Mnnlmm/ , rv r ,f ft leased picture, "The Young spent many summers in Connecticut where my sister now lives." Hard To Boycott Selena And it's a little hard to extend a boycott to a New Englander who portrayed Selena with such sensitivity that she is an odds-on favorite to pull in an Oscar nomination as best supporting actress. Over a cup of coffee in the breakfast nook of the Beverly Hills home she shares with actor- husband Don Murray, the young star described a post-New England childhood which included helping serve customers in the family's New York tearoom. "Even flow I receive letters from some of the little old ladies who were our customers and are following my career," she said. Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin. "The girl I play also is from 'New England," she said, "and there's no question that New .England may be proud of this girl." Hope, too, is proud of this part which she helped strengthen by insisting it be rewritten. 1 "The original screenplay made the girl I play someone for the other characters to bounce off of," she said. "In the rewrite the part takes on more meaning.". READY TO TALK LONDON' !/P>—Soviet Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev was reported by Moscow Radio tonight to be ready to discuss a ban on intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of a general disar mament agreement. Mrs. Harold Gillam and fam ily, .of near Young America, Mr and Mrs. Floyd. Conweel and fam ily, of Ervin township, Miss Bever ly Hodson, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Oakley and family of near Bur lington. Mrs. Dalta Myers, of near here entered the St. Elizabeth hospital Lafayette, last week for observa tion and X-rays. Charles Ray has been confine' to his home with a sprained bac for the past two week's. Donald Bozworth left recently t spend two months in Florida. Dan HinMe, so nof Mr. and Mrs Rex Hinkle, was selected as stat winner of the 4-H grain marketin award at the national conferenc Jan. 13-16, in Chicago. He was ac companied by assistant count agent W. F. Marvel, of Tippecano county. Hinkle is a senior at Bur lington high school. The American Legion auxiliar Claude Oyler has been returned to his home after spending three weeks in Memorial hospital, Logansport. Welding was the topic for discussion and practice at the recent meeting of the Burlington Young i Farmers. Bud Mcllrath was in charge of the meeting and Doyal Mcllrath read the minutes of the previous meeting and the roll call. GET KITCHEN FRESH Fannie May Chocolates For Your Valenlino YEAZELS thinking about a new one? 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