The Iowa Homemaker vol.16, no.7
The Iowa Homemaker: Volume 16, Issue 7
"Fine manners are like personal beauty-a letter of credit everywhere."- C. A. Bartol.
The formal season is a good time to inspect your manners and see just how they stand. Formal dances are not much different from other dances except in the matter of dress. Of course, everyone is more dignified when dressed in formal attire-at least, he should be.
I sing of food-not of the chemistry of food, nor the role of food in the body nor yet of the preparation and manufacture of food, but of the pleasure of food. I know of no greater pleasure than the pursuit of the study of foods as they are served before one in restaurants, tea rooms, cafeterias, and, yes, even in hamburger shops.
Remember how amused and slightly disgusted you have felt when you came upon some of the "modernistic," "futuristic," and other "istic" types of modern art? Have you thought that you could produce a drawing or painting much more easily understood than some of those? Be disgusted at the poor artist no longer, for science says that he may be suffering from poor eyesight of some kind.
Ivory and soap have something in common-they both can be carved. Soap is a good carving medium because of the ease with which it can be cut, its availability and its cheapness. Tools for soap sculpture are simple and are easily obtained. They are: a knife with a thin pointed, medium-sized blade, one or two orange sticks and a standard sized cake of white soap.
What are some of the new positions that have opened up for women in home economics recently? Perhaps this is a question many of you have been asking, especially seniors. Even as Washington and Lincoln were great men in their field, so many of our graduates have stepped into new positions aiming to become great women in the field of home economics.