Cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift
together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternating with banana,
blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into well-greased
9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 45 - 50 minutes or until
knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on
rack. Wrap and store over night.