High-School Student Mary Elizabeth Lush of Ames, Iowa, a tyro pie woman, turned out a beginner's luckpiece, beat girls from eight other States in a Chicago cherry-pie contest, won a $200 prize. Miss Lush's lush pie pleased OPA as well as epicures: she used honey (unrationed) instead of sugar (which is).


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