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Dignity of Past May Be Restored BY LYDIA LE BARON WALKER. The Informal accent which ha* been lhat of modes and manners for the last several years, indeed for as many as pome of the younger generation can , r \ i v w As In ' & I A ■ JC- • x. m— a—» THE NEW ELEGANCE OP COS TUME NECESSITATES DIGNITY , OF MANNER. count, now bids fair to become a thing of the past. Elegance and dignity are the predictions of those who have an eye to the future, and the authority to dictate. Since women are more or less chame The Sidewalks of Washington BY THORNTON FISHER. A vacant house, whose halls and rooms once rang with joy and laughter, Is. comparable to the mortal body of a man, from whom the spirit has been removed. A little more than a year ago, a large though ———- unpainted house, ???, S r - FouNo situated on a welcome. comer in a sub urban town, was a WpJfcj C magnet for all and W.im&t " /Nv sundry who cared to drop in. Its c 'M| owner was a man \\ ln his sixties L i• in (though he didn’t WRwz&Zr^J^h/ admit it). Even ftajtstray dogs found a welcome and a delicious bone in H the yard. Small ! \ Mib children—and large . §| H, Tn —gathered daily to ' W. «: ii| participate in most |" - J informal, though • • rich, companion ship. The host was especially fond of ohildren. He was also a man of the ■world and the possessor of wealth, both lh dollars and in his perspective of life. 1 For many years he drew one of the most delightful children’s comic fiagges. He was known as the father of ‘Buster Brown.” Many are parents today who sat and chuckled at the «ntics of the mischievous boy who, with Tige, engaged in harmless exploits and <t>ncluded with resolutions that scored more of the mature than of the child mind. ’ Dick Outcault is dead. He passed %way a year ago. The old house on toe corner is closed, and weeds are Choking the once velvet green lawn. The shutters, too, are closed. The genial spirit and play-boy of the home on the shaded corner has left the place to top wreckers, who eventually will demolish the building for a more modern structure. We stood recently on the corner and gazed silently and brooding at the transformation. Somehow, through the mists of the years, we saw again the laughing, teasing, gray-haired, im maculate friend of children frolicking about on a June day. His achievements had been rewarded with a well-deserved retirement devoted to those things he liked best. We should like to repeat some of the resolutions he ascribed to Buster, al though he himself was the author. ‘‘Resolved, That the trouble with this world is all in the mind of "the one who doesn’t like it. The world is beautiful apd it is full of sweet people. The lark doesn’t complain, the roses don’t kick at anything and the sunshine fairly dances on the beautiful grass. The bees hum a pretty tune as they swing from posey to posey. We mortals are each a ray of divine light. Let us try to shine, not through the' green glass of envy and malice—not through the bßue glass of despair—but shine pure t WHO REMEMBERS? BT DICK MANSFIELD. Registered U. S. Patent Office. :M ___ Jl/m ; uJ.'Bx * When you could have all the crabs |bu could eat if you had 5 cents and Marjtre 21 years of age. WOMAN’S PACE. leon-like in their adopting of social graces, according to their surroundings, it is probable that the return to ele gance will require no prolonged period i of transition. . , I Women of mature years should wel come the change and be glad that their claims to charm are again established. So long has the extremely youthful been the vogue that a number of women have Imagined it became them, when it did not really do so. Perhaps some fear the sacrifice of what they consider their youthful appearance in adopting the more dignified trend. The gain is really on their side if they- can but realize it. If there is any sacrifice, it is on the part of the decadent “flapper” type. ~- A new standard of poise is likely to be demanded, the kind of coveted dignity that reigned In the days of our youth, if we are under 20, and of our coming of age if we are over 40. The dignity of home life should be a part of it The restoration of this is a thing which should be welcomed by every head of a household. Home life, having suffered through the decade of jazz, should reap some of its portion of calm and poise, if elegance, dignity and the other at tributes of maturity again come into their own as they are purported to be doing. / (Copyright, 1959.1 * •> Contrariness. * — 4 We’re nearly always joyous in our small bungalow; no hurricanes annoy us; there is no ice or snow. There is no heat outrageous; there is no bitter cold. Beneath our trees umbrageous we're gently growing old. The Winter and the Summer are Just the same as Spring, the Autumn is a comer to which no tempests cling. The flowers are always blooming, the birds are al ways here, their brilliant plumage grooming in crystal atmosphere. And so we are contented; our days are days* of bliss; no land has been Invented that will compare with this. And yet I often wonder why I at times grow sore be cause I hear the thunder and rushing storms no more. Sometimes I’d be pi rooting in regions deep in snow, where Arctic winds are hooting and freezing as they blow. Half dozing in the shadow of my green banyan tree, I dream of tornado kerwhooping o’er the lea. I dream of it with rapture: I do not shrink or quail, but wish that I might capture a sample of its tail. When quiet is unbroken as seasons come and go, we long to see some token of ele mental woe. We tire of gentle zephyTS and long to see a breeze that would take mules and heifers and hoist them over trees. We long to see a blizzard cavort ing here and there while every weather wizard sits down to rend his hair. Me thinks a human being enshrined in Paradise would soon get weary seeing the peace that around him lies. The nature of the critter is to desire a change; though he may .find it bitter, he yearns for someth^strang^ (Copyright. 1929.) with nothing between us and the source of our light.” ** * * ‘‘Resolved, That music hath charms. The psychological secret of religious server is music. There ought to be good money in music (that’s Ameri can). With money we can be generous and good. The richer we are, the more generous we can be; and, of course, the happier, because to be good and generous is the only way to be happy. It is awful to see people with nothing but money.” ** * * ‘‘Resolved, That water will always find its own level. So will everybody else. You are just where you belong. If you don’t think so, get busy and get out of it. Every one is doing just what he wants to do. That’s true. If not, why not? You are as free as water or air. Push and persevere. Nothing, can stop you. The world is not against anyone. The world is too busy looking out for itself. Cultivate a happy dis position and keep busy.” ** * * •‘Resolved, That prayer answers it aelf. Naturally; because honest prayer is desire and desire for a thing makes us hustle out and get it. As a phu osopher has wisely said, ‘work is the only prayer that is ever answered. Does not our common sense tell us that? God wouldn’t spade your gar den for you if you prayed for a year. But he’ll make It grow, which is the answer to the prayer you offered when you Spaded it.” *a a a "Resolved, That i If you want to cul commence. TOMofWo* tivate a sweet and when the car. kind disposition won’t stop RjRMoU- commence tomor =?■ row morning at breakfast when the coffee is awful, and nothing is fit to eat, the car won’t st °p * or you and y° u have picked L out a handker /— —£ chief that is full ] ———//luv.v's. of holes. What’s 1 the use of getting j mad? You are / T-WA|u|/-7 no t the only thing i - on earth. Every- R —... ,3r TT> -1 body has had it worse than you have. Laugh about it and make people love you.” ** * * "Resolved, That I ’ have named my boat "Advice,” so no one would take it. There have been so many boats missing around here lately. But no body will take advice. The only man who will take advice is the man who doesn’t need it. You can get tons of advice when you don’t need it, but di rectly you need it, you must pay well for it.” ****<• “Resolved, Solomon said ‘there’s nothing new under the sun.’ But I think he’s wrong. Isn’t Spring Just as new each year as it ever was? Each morn ing is as new as ever. The circus is always, new. Does love ever grow old? Pshaw! Each bride and groom are the first, people who were ever married. Each first born is the first and bright est and cutest little angel that ever lived. No, Solomon, you were old when you said that. The sweet truth is there’s nothing old under the sun ex cept clothes.” *** * ‘ A man with the spirit of a child penned those lines. Daily Diet Recipe CREAMED STRING BEANS. Young string beans, 1 pound. Salt, Vz teaspoon. Sugar, 1 teaspoon. Lemon juice, I tablespoon. Thin cream, \<z cup. Egg yolk, 1. SERVES 4 OR 6 PORTIONS. Remove strings from beans. Wash well and steam until ten der (time from 30 to 00 minutes). Then season with salt, sugar and lemon juice. Mix cream with egg yolk, add to beans, place over fire and cook until sauce is slightly thickened. Be careful not to * burn. DIET NOTE. Recipe furnishes fiber, lime, Tron, vitamins A, B and C. Can be eaten by children S years, and over and by normal adults of average or underweight. Good in diet to Increase weight because of added fuel furnished by egg yolk and cream. THE EVENING STAH, WASHINGTON, D. C„ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1929. - —l SONNYSAYINGS... BY /ANNY X. CORY. I put this seat up In the appletree myself—l calls it my “Tlddle-dum-due” —an’ nobody knows where I Is. (Copyright, 1939.) NANCY PAGE Orderliness Easy When One Has Incentive BY FLORENCE LA GANKX. A gift for wee Peter which had been delayed in transit arrived bright and early one September morning. It came in a large crate and Nancy struggled with hammer and hatchet in. the usual ineffectual feminine manner. Finally, after getting splinters in her fingers and smashing her thumb, she had the crate opened. And there was a combination bookcase, plaything cupboard, cushioned 0 0 f dfe - ! seat and. as Peter said. “What have , you?” The baby was still too young fdr it. but Joan sat her little self down on the seat and arranged all her cousin’s ’ playthings within one hour after it was in the house. The piece of furniture was intended for a nursery, of course, with Its Ivory enamel finish. It was modem In the ex treme, with its straight lines, absence of superfluous trimming. Roger, who was quite a carpenter, de cided as soon as he saw it that he must make one like it. He said that any person who knew how to measure, saw and hammer could make one. *■ And doubtless he was right. Joan's playmate had a tuck box which pleased her. Aunt Nancy told her that the name came from the English school boy’s habit of calling the box in which he put his things when he went away to school a “tuck box.” Bhe supposed it wss so called because he tucked things away liAt. These boxes can >e of the simplest construction, with wooden surfaces beautifully smoothed and rubbed down, but with no paint or enamel finish. Some of them are brass bound, like a sea captain’s chest, but that is not at all necessary. Joan Insisted on trot ting Roger over to see this “tuck box,” for she wanted him to make her one just like it. A box like thl* might be given for a shower. Write to Nancy Page, care of this papor. inclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, asking for her leaflet on showers. (Copyright, 1999.) I MOTHERS | AND THEIR CHILDREN. Jit A Carrot Sunflower. One Mother Says: Carrots were disliked by my children until I hit upon a new way of prepar ing them. A sunflower was made by cutting the carrot In. thin strips and arranging in the proper fashion on a lettuce leaf. I usually add a few chop ped nuts to the center for it adds to the illusion as well as the taste. Either cooked or raw carrots may be used. (Copyright. 1939.) Formal sessions of the Pan-American Road Congress, recently held In Rio de 1 Janeiro, Brasil, are said to have been successful. - WfPlsgSt. jhh E. M. Bryan Co., Inc. Distributor* of t Bleachtex and Othar Fort Howard Product* 813 13th Street N.W. fj£ \DorothyDix | ® ‘‘When It Comes to Dealing With the Problems of Married Life Few Men Use Even One Lobe of Brain.” * J'NNE of the things that have always been a profound mystery to me is why husbands do not use a little of the acumen they show in dealing with their business affairs in handling their wives. As a matter of fact the most Important thing in the world to a man is his domestic relationship. No achievement outside of the home can atone for failure within It. Wealth, newer, fame are dust and ashes in the teeth of him who Is tied to a fretful, pwish, nagging woman, for the husband as well as the wife must find real happiness on the hearthstone if he finds it at all. . . Every man knows this and* yet the average husband does not lift a linger or make the slightest effort to secure to himself the kind of home he craves or to change a poor wife into a good one. He meets the situation with a strange stoicism and trusts it all to luck. If the gods have been good to him he has a wife who is amiable and cheerful and reasonable and domestic. If the gods have been unkiad he has a jealous, hysterical shrew. Kismet. It Is fate and there is nothing he can do about It Not so would he meet any business problem. If conditions were bad in the grocery trade or the dry goods line he would spend days and nights of intensive study analysing them and trying to find out what caused the trouble and devising ways of overcoming them. If he had a customer who was irritable and difficult to get along with he would use all of his tact in smoothing him down and finding out Just how to work him. He would never think of going Into bankruptcy because the enterprise in which he had Invested all of his capital didn’t realize all of his optimistic hopes and nay a dividend the first year. On the contrary, he would never amlt, even to himself, that it was a failure until he had tried in every possible way to make it a success and until he had used every bit of intelligence that he had in trying to make a go of it. *a * * ■RUT when it comes to dealing with the problems of married life few men use O even one lobe of the brain or one ounce of patience or a grain of diplomacy. Not one man in a thousand ever takes the trouble even to study his wife and try to find out what makes her disgruntled and disagreeable to live with. Nor does one man in a million attempt to cure his wife Os her faults. He Just accepts them and stays away from home as much as possible and wraps himself in a protective armor of grumpy silence as well as he can when he is at home. Now take nagging, for instance, which is the thing that most husbands dread more than they do any other ill of matrimony. Undoubtedly a nagging wife is a grievous affliction, hard to be borne, but men meekly bow their heads to the curse without even wondering why their wives nag and if there isn’t some way to stop them. * Yet if they would consider the matter they would know that the reason a woman harps forever on the same subject is because her range of Interests is so narrow that little things loom out of all proportion In her mind. She magni fies triffts into vital matters of principle and conduct. She makes mountains out of mole hills. It is the woman who has no diversions, no amusements, no change whose thoughts go round and round in a dreary tread mill as they perform automatically their monotonous duties of cooking and sweeping and cleaning who get to be n ***They can brood over the fact that their husbands won’t wipe their feet-on the doormat before they come in until it becomes an unforgettable grievance. Having nothing gay and stimulating to think of. they let their minds dwell on their husband’s faults and shortcomings until they can find nothing good In them. Having nothing to look forward to, they spend their time looking backward lad remembering every unpleasant thing that has ever happened in their whole married life, and having nothing interesting to talk about they thresh ovfer and over for the millionth time all of the topics that rasp their husbands’ nerves until they want to scream out jn agony. YeTto how many men does It occur that the cure for the nagger Is to give h „ something to think about except her grievances? No money is so well in vested as ths? which a husband spends in sending his wife off to travel, filling her mind with the memories of strange places and people and giving her new interests. * * ♦ * TUST in solid comfort and peace it pays every married man take Ws wife out J t _ the theater or to dinner or to the movies at least once a week, so that she ____ ha xneculatine as she goes about her work on where the woman who sat at the next table got her hat and whether it was Imported or not or whether Lady Clare Devare was really the lost heiress or not or whether John Barrymore makes love *as well off the stage as he does on it. instead of mulling over the time her husband came home stewed from the lodge seven years ago, because nothing exciting has happened in her, little world since then. And you can say precisely the same thing about most of the other short comings of wives. Every man want* a well kept house and a good dinner to come home to and he is horribly disappointed when he doesn t doesn’t occur to him that the reason that most women are sloppy housewives Is because their husband* never give them a word of praise or so they get to the place where they say: “Whata the useof Jerking death for a man who never notices what you doany way ? Yet a JS! a^ranie to brag about his wife’s cooking to make her frizzle herself over the gas range trying to live up to her reputation. And any man who doesn’t know that you can work a woman through her affections Is too stupid to live. A few kind words, a little soft talk, a Judicious compliment, a kiss or two make the magic that keeps a wife happy »nd content: that makes the Indolent industrious, the extravagant thrifty, the high-tempered amiable. For as long as a woman believes that her husband loves her she is wax in his hands and he can do with her what he chooses. And yet men, wise men. learned professors, men who can organize trusts and manage thousands of employes, great Inventors and discoverers and generals, men who can run all the balance of the world, make failures of their marriages and ruin their happiness because they don't bring their Intelligence to bear on the wdman proposition and find out how to work their own wives. DOROTHY DIX. BEAUTY CHATS BY EDNA KENT FORBES - The Plain Girl. Few girls are reaUy plain, and few are ugly; or perhaps I should say few need be either. For the inteUigent girl cun turn her plainness into charm if she wants, and the ugly girl can de velop such a startling and original per sonality that her ugliness becomes at tractive. The one mistake that plain or ugly women make is this, they try to play down the things that are not according to the conventional rules of beauty. A girl with greenish eyes will wear colors to neutralize the green and make them gray or blue. She’ll make them neither, and lose the value her eyes will give her face. Bhe should bring out all her oddity, for In that way she acquires character and originality. I’m taking it for granted that she keeps her skin clear and fresh, her hair glossy and attractively cut, her hands and nails as nice as possible. She can achieve nearly all her effects You will morvol at tha magic of BAB-O. Noth ing also givos such sparkle to kitchan sink, rafrigerator, go* range, walls and floors... to tubs, tiles, sinks and bowls. At Its touch... dirt, As ._ , stubborn stains, duflflkn, water-lines., .dissolve \or ond vanish. Reflned os-soft-as-talcum... BAB-O *an' ■ wiH not scratch. It is odorless. Try it. Sr B. T. BABBITT, Inc. E*tabU*h*d 1896 New York BA6-0 H bathrooms KaH works Kfce magic all beese AS... For dogged droin pipes... use Bobbitt’s Lyt by the colors she wears and the style of clothes she puts on. The way she wears her hair, of course, will have a great effect upon her appearance. I know one woman with features too heavy and rawboned to be beautiful. She accentuates this by brushing her thick gold hair straight back from her forehead. It makes her a little odd, but attractively so, and once you see her, you never forget her. Had she combed her hair softly around her face, she’d be nondescript. I know a woman too tall ever to be pretty. She affects slightly masculine but very smart clothes; she looks un usual and attractive without looking really mannish. I know a woman who dresses always in blues and greens and combinations of the two, in every shade ►of these colors, a curious style, which looks very well on her, for she is rather - anemic and pale, and these colors set off her ash gold hair and her weak blue eyes and give them strength and character: I Willie Willis Tt BY BOBEBT QUILLEN. “It wasn’t me* that started the fight. I was just walkin’ an my hands an' this new kid come by an' said he could chew 10 sticks of gum at once." (Copyright, 1929.) I SUB ROSA - BY MIMI. Synchronizing. My word, what a word! But It means no more than timing. They synchro nize the movie with the talkie, or film with film, when they give us the most modern picture show. The camera reg isters and the phonograph records at the same rate and both are reproduced In the same nicks of time. The silent drama has been a great success; the noisy one may be even more successful. The whole thing is this matter of timing. If the two con traptions don't shoot at exactly the same fraction of a second, our eyes and ears, when they compare notes In the brain, don't notice any discrep ancies. It’s an art to know when to say when. There’s no time like the pres ent, no time but the present. You can’t send congratulations or condo lences long after the glad or sad affair, but Immediately after In the wake of the present. You have to synchronize your word with the event. We speak of something, like an act or a speech, as being ‘’well timed.” The same deed or word at another time would lose Its meaning. It's the art of timing the stroke in tennis, base ball or golf that makes the great player— Helen Wills, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones. There are times and times. When your boy friend seems uneasy, as though he had something on his mind, the time has arrived. You are supposed to get set—that Is, If you're interested. You don’t want to jump at the chance like a poor fish at poorer bait or dilly dally too long, but with appropriate hesitation speak out like a woman who knows her mind. The art of synchronizing, which the movies have worked out to mechanical perfection, Is the art of suiting the action to the word. The full act in cludes what we do and what we say. If it’s to be an artistic performance, the deed and word must be properly timed. This Is easier for a woman than for a man, since woman’s nature Is more harmonious and more easily lends Itself to expression and gesture. When what a woman says doesn't chime In with her acting, the result is destruction. You may say something nice about another girl’s frock so that the actual words sound all right. But If you raise your eyebrows or lower the comers of jfur mouth, the result Is a total loss tor the other girl’s wardrobe. The action Is not suited to the word at all. When you wish to be one hundred per cent friendly, you synchronize; you suit, act and word; you make tbd mat ter and manner of your words rhyme. That makes you a perfect actress, even if you’re miles from the footlights. ' ■ ■■ Walnut Sate Meringue. Beat two eggs well. Add one tea spoonful of baking powder, two table spoonfuls of flour, one cupful of chop ped dates, one cupful of chopped wal nuts, one heaping teaspoonful of sugar and a pinch of salt. Bake for 30 min utes In a slow oven. Serve with rich cream. BETTER BRAN FLAKE! (N EVERY WAY * TRY Kellogg’s Pep .Bran Flakes. They have that delicious flavor of PEP which is so inviting. And they stay unusually crisp in milk or cream —to the last spoonful! < But there’s more than flavor and i extra crispness. You food elements and mineral salts of the wheat. Plus just enough bran to be mildly laxative. A good food for old and young. * JLet the children eat all they want. Ideal for their evening meal. Grocers everywhere sell these bet *ter bran flakes in the red-and-green J package. Made by Kellogg in Batde e Creek, | PHI 40#$* | IS* PEP Ei=-=ll Bran Flakes IMPORTANT Kettogfi Pep Bun* Flolet mildly Uxetire. ALL-MAN — another Kellogg product — it 100% bum end guaran teed to reliere constipation. ' t * FE ATUR ES. % Movies and Movie People BY MOLLIE MERRICK. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. HOLLYWOOD, Calif., September 20 (N.A.N.A.). —I’ve been set-visltlng. It’s the thing most visitors to the colony long to do,, and producers make it as difficult as possible. You go from one stage to another. You are halted by uniformed officials | and asked for your credentials, and when you’ve convinced these cerberuscs you are qualified to enter the sacred precincts where sound films are made and you are grudgingly permitted in. You proceed into an airless barn lined with felt, packed with lights, teeming with humanity about to make an “im mortal epic” before your eyes. Just as you are ready to venture rome pleas antry about the whole proceeding the ominous shout, “Silence, please!” or “Quiet!” goes over the roon* Thinks Coolidge Would Talk. Immediately you are seized with a desire to clear your throat, to cough, to sneeze, to do any number of noisy things. I have a feeling Calvin Coolidge would wax garrulous on a sound stage. I heard Ramon N-varro singing in his charming fashion, arid it occurred to me that here is one of the handsomest men in movleland, as well as one of the most talented. The theater in his home, one of his diversions during the years of silent films, stood him in good stead. He would give concerts for his friends —the little group which includes the musical and literary professionals. His voice, product of years of train ing with such specialists as Louis Gra veure, is beautiful and excellently pre pared for the work. And when he is cast in the role of a romantic Latin and not put before us in the guise of an American Navy officer or some such balderdash he is one of the most suc cessful artists in the colony. Irving Thalberg Passes. The figure which interested me most was that of a young man. . He is not more than 27 or 28, I should say, buk the bright blue flannel suit which is the collegiate fancy of the moment in the village made him seem even more juvenile. Irving Thalberg was crossing the lot, escorted by a group of men of varying ages. Never was a prince of the realm succeeded in being surrounded by a more sycophantic grouping than that w'hich escorted this young genius of the cinema. Like the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland,” he has the power of “Off with his head!” He has likewise the power of “Up with his salary.” And don't these gentles know this! Irving Thalberg began as errand boy to Carl Laemmle. He ran his errands • well, evidently. For now one finds him one of the chief executives of perhaps the largest let in the entire industry. His salary is $6,000 a week. His wife. Norma Shearer, is one of the most beautiful and most distinctive young women in the film colony. Thalberg has the name of being one of the few tnen who rarely make a mistake in p— mm—mmmmm • | BRAIN TESTS Choose the best answers for each of the following questions. Several an ! swers appear to each one. Time limit, two minutes. 1. Lemonade will usually taste sour if: ■ a. It is made with cold water. b. It does not contain sugar. c. It contains the juice of more than one lemon. » ; 2. Railway cars are made of steel be cause i • a. Steel is cheaper than wood. b. They ride more easily. c. They are safer in%ase of accident. 3. A 2-cent postage stamp Is accepted In payment of postage because: a. It bears the portrait of George Washington. b. It is red in color. c. It is issued by the United States Government. 4. Silver is less valuable than gold because: a. It is not so scarce. b. It is not as beautiful in appear • i ance. •| c. It is a lighter metal. Answers. i i The best answers are: 1, b; 2, c: 13. c; 4, a. recognizing drama when it Is put before them. Product of a New Industry. Thalberg is a product of a new indus try. Few of the men under him are within 10 or 15 years of his age. He is accustomed to give orders to gray-heads. I He seldom relaxes from a certain serious courtesy which is not without a definite shade of remoteness. And he is one of the dramatic figures in a bizarre industry. ' (Copyriant, 13" o. l-.v Nortn American Kew»- pane- A’iiance.) America's Biggest S|ltajs BjjjgaSjM k'