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Title Registered, U. a Patent Office
Light Rein for ’Teen Age Young»ter».
I’m sixteen and my parents think I’m a baby. They let me go out
with other girls or with parents of other girls but never on a date.
The boys started coming to my home but when they found out I
eouldn’t do anything or go anywhere they stopped coming. Only one
asks for a Sunday night date now. Other girls my age go to school
parties, the movies, baseball games and dances. Their parents never
give them any trouble. They don't even have to ask If they can do this
or that. They Just tell their parents where they are going and who the
dates are. This puts me at a disadvantage. I told so many stories when
I was asked for dates that I almost believed them. Instead of telling a
boy that my parents wouldn't let me go out with him, I Just said "Let s
alt at home, that’s more fun” Then the boy would argue that we
should go somewhere and see something and finally he wouldn’t come
back. Something Is wrong somewhere and I know it isn’t with me be
cause I wouldn't do anything on a date that I shouldn't do and the
boys know it too. My girl friends are also well behaved. Could you sug
gest a plan that my parents might hear to? SIXTEEN.
There’s a bare chance that association with other mothers in
Parent-Teachers’ Association might open your mother’s blind eyes,
go If she doesn't belong to this organization you should ask the more
liberal mothers of your girl friends to Induce your mother to Join up.
With such a conspiracy against her she wouldn’t have much chance
of escape.

These parents who insist that it makes no difference what the other
flrla are doing, yhere they are going, their daughters are to be brought
; Jp w they were, according to the code of the preceding generation, are
; all wet. Not that parents should let down all the bars for their daughter
because some girl in the crowd has Jumped all the bars that were set
up to keep her in; but that it is Impossible for them to make their
child see the wisdom of restrictions that the other igrls don't have. No
’teen age girl tan understand why her parents are so much stricter
than all the other parents, nor why she is denied simple privileges her
i"' girl friends have.
a; Teen age children, like grownups, are much more apt to be trust
worthy if they are trusted and, while nobody argues that their Judg
ment is one hundred per cent good, we mast admit that the most
exemplary daughters we know arc those who are allowed some latitude
in their social life, permitted to make small decisions and required to
consult their parents about important decisions. They will consult
their parents If they feel they arc getting Justice and sympathetic un
derstanding from their parents. Otherwise they arc apt to be frac
* tious, dissatisfied and defiant.
Hard to say who deserves the most sympathy in this sort of tug
Of war: the parents who arc scared to let go or the children who are
tafurlated at being held. There Is a middle ground on which they can
get together. Sensible parents manage to find It.
Problem* of general latere at ■nmmttteo ny readers will be dlarnase«
|a Ilia column. Lett era nnanltable for publication will br anawered
■annually provided they contain •tamped, aelf-nddreaaed envelopes.
All names are held la ceaAdence. Write Mien CbatOeld. la earn of
Strawberries Used In Varied
And Tasty Desserts
NEA Service Staff Writer
Strawberries will dress up your
menus. And they are plentiful and
cheap now.
(Serves 6)
One cup crushed strawberries. 3-4
•UP sugar, 3 teaspoons lemon juice,
i teaspoon gelatin, 1 tablespoon cold
water, X cup cream.
,-lCash the strawberries through
ly or rub them through a sieve
Add the lemon Juice and sugar and
•Ur until the sugar is dissolved.
Soften the gelatin In cold water and
CUceolve It by heating in a pan of
boiling water. Add the gelatin to
the strawberry mixture. Chill. Fold
In the cream which has been whip
ped until stiff. Freeze in a mechan
ical refrigerator or tum into mold,
Cover tightly, and pack in ice and
(Serve* 4 to 6)
Two cups shredded pineapple, 4
cupe atrawberries, a cups chopped
rhubarb, 6 cups sugar.
Cook pineapple In its own Juice
for 10 minutes, Wash and hull
strawberries. Add berries and rhu
barb to pineapple and boil for 10
minutes, gift in sugar and simmer,
Stirring almost constantly to prevent
•ticking, for about 35 minutes, or
until juice jellies from a spoon.
Tum Into sterilized glasses and
when cold cover with paraffin.
(Serves 4 to 6)
One cup 40 per cent cream, 3
tablespoons confectioners’ sugar,
1-4 teaspoon vanilla, 4 cups whole
fresh strawberries, cleaned and
hulled; 1 cup strawberry glace, 1
baked pie shell.
Whip cream, adding sugar and
vanilla. Spread In pie shell. Cov
er with layer of sliced fresh berries
or whole berries. Glaze berries with
following sauce.
One cup strawberries, 1-3 cup
sugar, 1 1-2 cups corn syrup, 1-3
cup water, 3 tablespoons cornstarch
dissolved in 3 tablespoons water.
Boil sugar, corn 6yrup and wa
ter together. Add strawberry and
cornstarch. Cook 6 to 8 minutes.
Strain through fine sieve, and pour
over strawberries. Chill before ser
BREAKFAST: Oran*# Juice,
erlsp bacon, cornbread, Jam,
coffee, milk.
DINNER: Roast stuffed chick
en, giblet gravy, brown rice,
new peas, strawberry whipped
creamed pie, coffee, milk.
KJFP8R: fold Chicken, cab
bage, apple and celery salad, hot
biscuits, honey layer cake, tea
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Concensus Bets on ‘Hot Color’ at Belmont
* * * **» • •,* * * *
Contrasting jackets, looking like
“separates" which go with many
costumes, marked a significant
trend among New York creations
launched at the Belmont Park
racetrack. This bolero is red. The
navy dress has a brilliant green
gilet, is worn with green hat.
NEA Service Staff Writer
New York—This is going to be
“hot color” summer.
Fa&hion experts talked of prac
tically nothing else at the spring
opening of beautifufl Belmont Park
racetrack, where the fashion display
put on by socialites and professional
models is almost as Important as
the races themselves.
It takes quite a spot of color to
be noteworthy at q racetrack,
where women customarily wear
bright clothes. Tills year, two
color costumes heralded the smart
est spectators. And paired comple
mentary deep-shade colors like Kel
ly green and bright red, or royal
purple and American beauty red,
were utstanding. Some of the man
nequins, displaying what's-coming
for-summer-and-fall, wore four col
ors—for instance, pink, yellow, pur
ple and green, all together.
One other important point was
registered. The contrasting jack
et is in again. Partly responsible
for that, no doubt, is the War
Production Board’s conservation
This quaint Irish Jaunting cart, loaded with smart fashion,‘models, was
one of the features of the opening of smart Belmont park’s spring
racing season. The model at left wears white herringbone, very WPB
in its slimness, in its neat navy-bound Jacket. Her coir panion wears
brightest red shirtwaist-type frock and cheeked ginghanygloves and hat.
order prohibiting the sale of dres
ses and matching jackets. The de
signers had figured it out: she .'.till
wants her Jacket, but one say'ng
plainly that it is a ‘‘separate,"
made to go with one new costume
and many others, too.
Seven leading stores sent their
most dashing models to display
their most significant New York
creations in a ‘‘parade of carriage
elegance.” The models swept
around the enclosure — in horse
drawn equipages. An Irish jaunt
ing cart carried ladies in yellow,
in royal blue, in bright red, in
A Gibson Girl wearing a huge
sailor tied under her chin with
dotted veiling and a black and
white suit, rode In a lady’s phae
The tlre-and-auto _ famine is
bringing many on old horse
drawn rig out of limbo on big
estates. Most striking fashion in
spired by this fact wras a real "duy
tder” displayed by a model w/i«
looked just as skittish, balancing
herself elegantly behind a coapl*
of high steppers,, as ever a duster
enveloped lady could have looked
In her first Mfcdel T. The costume
was of linen- J'sllm navy skirt, con
trasting fit t/ii "go-with-every
thing” eggs!#?li Jacket and full
length "duster” coat belted In
back. He( big beige sailor was
tied wit'l the proverbial chiffon
veil, In ri&vy.
Theye was one spectacular black
and (whlte costume — blftck coat,
black, and white printed dress
witty draped peplum. . But the out
standing characteristic oi the
clf/thes was their racing-silks hues.
likewise, the costumes that
v^ere worn by fashionable women
at luncheon parties which filled
the Turf and Field Club and
spread out Into tfee magnificent
• long-vistaed garden. A silver fox
shawl was flung over the limb of
a tree by a lady in quilted purple
suit with an enormous American
beauty rose pinned on at the
throat. She had on a feather
Four colors In this costume, shown
at the Belmont Park racetrack,
foretell a “hot cslor summer.’
The skirt Is palm green, the Jacket
is, from top to bottom, pink, pur
ple, buttercup yellow, and pink
again. Hat is buttercup yellow.
toque, half purple, half American
Another handsome purple coat
covered a suit of the same color.
This went with a sky blue jabot
and cinnamon-tan sailor.
White hats, particularly a sim
ple little thins? with what looked
like a small, stiff fan sticking up
in front, attracted a lot of atten
tion. The prettiest were soft, mal
lne-brlmmed ones with delicate
black velvet bows.
There was a noticeable ab
sence of veiling here, except
where veiling was used as stream
ers and, on one hat, for a regular
bridal veil effect in back. Newest
looking was a tiny navy straw
which fit snugly over a pompa
dourless brow. The face was
shaded by a soft, cowl-like White
embroidered ruffle.
There were even more “hot col
or" ensembles in the grandstand.
One hat of red and golden yellow
was typical. Suits and calots were
the predominating costume type,
and their colors made “summer
red” "summer every other deep
vibrant hue you can name” big
ger news than “winter white” was
in January.
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Ruth Millett Says Foreign Girls May
Rush Our Soldiers Right Off Their Fetet
American girls had better start a “Keep ’em Single” organization—
and they had better start it in a hurry.
It’s a“ll right to share food with our allies—we have plenty. But
sharing our eligible men with the girls of Iceland, England, Ireland,
and Australia is something else again. There’s not any surplus crop of
Ruth Millctt
marriageable young men.
Now about this “Keep ’em Single” idea. Well,
here’s how it might work. Every town could have
such an organization of young women, whose pur
pose would be to correspond with {young men in the
service—Just as the towns near army camps have
organized girls to dance with service men.
The men say over and over that they want mail,
—and the farther they get from home the better
letters and packages look to them.
So if American girls get busy with pen and ink
and give American service men some reason for
wanting to come back singbfe—maybe they won’t be
so lonely they take themsel/yes wives in other coun
This doesn’t mean the- American girl who writes
to an American in the aimed forces is supposed to
nab him for her own. All she has to do is make him
reel there’s a Kiri back home who is lntere;<ted enough In what is hap
pening to him and what he is doing to write him first and then an
swer all his letters.
If he has an American girl to write to, to tell what he thinks of this
and that, he isn't so likely to find himself married to a girl of some
other country.
If he comes home single, he is just one more potential husband
for some American girl—whether it is the one who wrote him all
through the war or one he meets after getting back.
But either way he has been saved as a husband for an American
girl. That is the main idea. "Keep ’em Single,” girls. They rightly
belong to you.
Of Interest To Women
Hi«( you a household problem
' to solve? Write your question
dearly, rim your mum and ad
dress, tndw » three-cant met
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Slmt, Washington, II. C„ tor »
personal reply.
Q In it discussion of the length
of bridal trains, the question wan
rat-ed as to the longest train ever
worn. Do you know!
A. It was probably the train on
I lie kflfn worn by Catherine the
Great of Kussia at her coronation
in IMS It was SSS feet In length
and required M train bearers to
support It.
What Is tiie age type of work,
salary of the average woman
worker In the federal Government
A. A recent atudy made by the
Woman’s Bureau allow* tliat Uie
average woman In Uie government
service In MSS was over M a cler
ical worker, probably a atenogra
ptm or typist. Iter salary was about
*3P a week, or SI .600 a year. The
picture has changed somewhat, how
ever, alnre the Infux of tliouasnds of
women In the service for the war
Q. Mow are artichokes prepared
Mr Me table?
A. The French artichoke U boiled
In salted water, nerved hot with
brown butter «r Mtelandalee sauce.
*. .Ill
or cold with mayonnaise, The spiny
choke below the leaves and above
the heart must be discarded. The
Jerusalem artichoke is washed,
pared, ghiled like a potato and
dressed with seasoning, melted but
ter and minced parsley, or may be
pickled like beets.
Barbara Jo Alien, of ‘Vera Vague'
radio fame, has been signed for a
comedy lead in Republic's Lulu
Belle and Scotty feature, "Hi Neigh
bor .** Also set for roles are Boy
Aeuff and his Mmoky Mountain
Bs, well known Tennessee enter
icrs. Around Behaefer Is asso
ciate producer of "Hi Neighbor."
Republic (studios' wardrobe de
partment, faced with the problem of
leeuring the |>et ijli*riy shaped pin
wheel-star buttons of Chinese Army
uniforms for scenes in "The flying
Tigers," ordered a mould made and
cast its own buttons from Hu spe
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It's fun to keep up with fashion
news so well that when the gals
gather, you can be first to push oil
with, “Did you ever hear of so
many hot colors in summer as
we’re in for now?” But more fun,
and much more essential to mak
ing the most of yourself, is the
habit of keeping posted on what’s
new FOB YOU.
Make a mental note of can-do
and cannot-do-for-me points. It will
save you money and the many dis
appointments that are bound to
requite the woman who is at pains
to be merely “new” in her dress
and grooming.
If you haven't done so before,
stop now and make an inventory
of yourself for purposes of dress
and makeup—this Is absolutely es
sential to choosing the right hairdo,
the right dress.
Pirst, get a clear picture of your
physical makeup. Blonde, brunette,
chatin? Big, little, middling? Facial
contours—long, square? And, espe
cially, skin coloring; not merely fair
or dark, but yellow-toned or pink
toned? If you don't know your col
ors, choosing your cosmetics will be
sheer guesswork. They should be
chosen, rather, systematically to ac
cent your natural assets.
Then, too, decide what kind of
a woman you want to look like.
Otherwise, your clothes and your
coiffure are most likely to be out
of character at least half of the
Till* doesn't mean that If you're
a wise lady at Iteart, you never can
have a bow on your bonnet. It does
mean that you’ll pick your bows
correctly; no soft, fluttery beau
catcher bow, but by all means a
sweeping bow with a spine of it*
Maybe you’ll say you don't know
what you are at heart beeauar
you're many different tilings at dif
ferent times. Well dress different
characters at different times. But
be sura that the chtraeters you are
most of the time get proportionate
representation In your basic ward
robe. That will keep you much mow
comfortable and happy hi your
clothes for oecaelonalmood* sit the
mors sestful.
f.’EA Service Staff Writer
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Natlaaal Newafaper Sal alas.
Quite recently physicians have
repotted relief in many cases of
painful shoulder bursitis by multi
ple needling of the bursa, which
Boon brings relief whether any fluid
is withdrawn or not. Obviously sev
eral punctures of the firm unyield
ing wall of the bursad sac would
relieve tension more than a single
puncture would. It is not that we
are trying to revive the ancient
Chinese technic—or at least I have
read somewhere that the Chinese
long ago practiced puncturing of
todlly organs or structures as a
method of treatment—with the idea
of releasing devils which had taken
up residence in the affected organ.
Absorption or removal of a cal
careous deposit does not necessar
ily mean that the brusitls is cured,
nor does failure of such an area of
calcification to disappear mean that
the bursitis is not cured.
Cessation of pain does not mean
that frozen shoulder is cured either.
Since movement of the shoulder,
particularly raising the arm out
ward and upward is so painful the
suffered from bursitis holds the
shoulder and arm in whatever posi
tion is least uncomfortable, and
holding it so for a few weeks of
course favors atrophy or wasting
and weakening of muscles and ten
dons and formation of adhesions,
so that the shoulder joint becomes
stiff—frozen shoulder.
The stiffness remains even after
the pain has gene, and in too many
instances the immobility or restrict
ed movement of the shoulder drifts
into a chronic or permanent dis
Now the best treatment of
"frozen” crippled shoulder is pre
vention—by seme such treatment
for the pain as already outlined,
and then, as soon as the pain or the
worst of it is relieved the shoulder
must have regular massage two or
three times a day, best applied right
after a half hour of diathermy, or
if no diathermy available, then a
fifteen minute application of ordi
nary heat in one form or another.
With the massage the arm must bp
put through passive movements to
the limit and a little beyond the
limit of comforft—in order to
stretch young or forming adhesions
or prevent them from becoming or
ganized. Immediatley after this
daily diathermy or baking or hot
applications, massage and passive
movements, that is, movements of
the arm and shoulder by an attend
ant or nurse or other person who
has had instruction by the physi
sian) the patient must go through
a regular series of active movements
or exercises, as instructed by the
physician. Only in this way can
the full use of the shoulder be pre
Internal medication, diet and ex
ternal remedies such as liniments,
ointments, etc., have no effect what
ever, save the temporary benumb
ing of sensation or relief of pain.
Certainly it is foolish to take medi
cine or treatment purporting to be
good for “rheumatism”—although I
fear a good many cases of subacro
mial or subdetold bursitis are still
maltreated as “neuritis" or “rheu
matism,” for want of a diagnosis.
Useless Report
You asked for reports on potas
sium chloride. Writer tried It for
eczema, lumbago and throat trou
ble but without results.
(P. E. H.)
Answer—I have never suggested
it for lumbago or throat trouble.
Your report reminds me of the
opinion of physician who said he
had tried the high potency vitamin
D treatment for arthritis and found
it without effect. On investigation
> It wu learned that the doctor had
prescribed 20,000 units of vitamin
D dally for two weeks, one one case.
The treatment ordinarily begins
with 200,000 units of vitamin D
dally for two months, and 300,000
or perhaps 400,000 units dally for
another month or two.
Regarding potassium chloride for
allergy—it worked like magic for
me. Mrs. 8. 8. R.)
Answer—See answer to P. E. H.
above. Probably readers assume 1
will remember them, as a physician
.would remember a patient Occa
sionally something about a partic
ular letter sticks in my mind, but
seldom do I recall what the present
correspondent may have asked or
told me in a previous letter.
Clinic Polls a Quaint One
Recently had a check up at a dis
tant clinic. The report said I have
a scrofulous condition. Just what
do they mean by that? (L. M. L.)
Answer—"Scrofulous” was a term
applied to various diseases long,
long ago when they didn’t know
Just what ailed the patient. Why
not consult a competent physician
and find out what, If anything, ails
(Copyright, 1942, John P. Dille Co.)
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Mrs. Wilkinson Wagar of Atlanta,
Ga„ and Mrs. A. M. Sobel of New
York successfully defended the
women’s pair title at the south
eastern sectional championships re
cently held at Coral Gables, Fla. I
selected Mrs. Sobel as captain of
my 1941 All-America team and also
rated her as the world’s No. 1 wom
an bridge player. After her victory
I asked her what common mistake
she would warn women players to
avoid in order to improve their
game, and here is a hand giving
her answer.
The opening lead was won by
the queen of diamonds. South took
the ace of clubs and led another,
ducking in dummy when the bad
split was revealed.
‘‘West let go a diamond,” said
Mrs. Sobel. “East took that discard
to demand a shift, so she led a low
spade. South ducked and the ace
was forced. Back came a spade and
South was in. As the club suit was
hopeless, she led a low heart to the
king, covered the nine with the ten
on the way back and so made
Mrs. Sobel pointed out the typi
cal error by East. “Too many
women depend upon what they
imagine to be conventions of play.
They do not visualize their part
ner's hand and the troubles she
may have in discarding.”
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