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1 package (18-1/2 ounces) devils food cake mix
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup Crisco
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Pinch salt
5 ounces evaporated milk
Chocolate frosting


Bake cake as directed in jelly roll pan for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool. Mix and whip remaining ingredients for 10 minutes. Spread on cooled cake. Put in refirgerator to harden. Prepare favorite chocolate frosting recipe. Pour over cake and spread.

Jane Nichols
Rock Island

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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