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Evening Dress of Satin Crepe
IT Is so easy to wear evening clothes
nowadays. A smart evening dress
appropriate for dinner, dancing or
any other after-dark occasion is as
easy to put on as a negligee and as
somfortable to wear as a sports costume.
Ben of all, evening dresses are ex
tremely Inexpensive. You can buy
really nice ones for an amazingly small
.price or you can make one that will
look distinctive without spending more
for material than you would for an aft
ernoon dress.
One takes it for granted that an eve
ning dress will be made without sleeves
or with very short sleeves and cut fairly
low at the neck. And yet here is an
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other thing that maxes evening dresses j
so easy to wear If the evening is quite
cool and you like to keep warm, you can
wear an evening dress with a little
jacket, and keep the Jacket on all eve
ning, and still feel that you have con
formed to the conventions. And now
there are shoulder capes that have ap
peared as strong rivals to the little eve
ning jacket. Some of the new dresses
are made with capes of this sort that
may be detached if you like.
The sketch shows one of the newest.
It is made of satin crepe and is finished
with silk fringe about five inches deep.
If you want to make a cape of this sort
you may buy the fringe ready made or
make it yourself from twisted embroid
ery silk. Cut the silk in 10-lnch lengths.
Divide tlje pieces in groups of three or
four. Fold them over and draw the
loop end through a small perforation
in the edge of the cape. Bring the
ends through the loop and draw up in
a noose. And so on until you have a
neat row of fringe all around the cape, j
Fluffy Waffles.
Beat two egg yolks until light, add
one and one-half cupfuls of milk, and
sift two cupfuls of flour and measure it.
Add four teaspoonfuls of baking pow
der, one-fourth teaspoonful of salt and
stir into the milk mixture. Add six
tablespoonfuls of melted shortening and
fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
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When the "Old Haunted Well,” at
the southeast corner of Ninth and E
streets northeast, was an attraction for
Breathing and Circulation.
An adult at rest breathes about five
quarts of air a minute. In the same
time about five quarts of blood will be
pumped . through the lungs.
During physical activity the volume j
of air breathed increases much more ‘
than does the volume of blood pumped
through the lungs. With great exer
tion an adult may breathe as much as
50 quarts of air a minute, but in
the same time only 20 or 25 quarts
of blood will pass through the lungs.
It is now known that as rule a
given blood corpuscle makes the com- j
plete circuit of the circulation in a ;
minute, in man. In small animals |
the speed of the circulation is greater,
say half a minute; in large animals
it is slower, in the horse two or three
In man the factor of dominant im
portance, according to Prof. Yandell
Henderson, authority on artificial res
piration, is the amount of oxygen con
sumed bv the body. This determines
the volume of the circulation. In the
j athlete, as in the patient with heart
disease, the limit on physical exertion
is set by the capacity of the heart to
pump sufficient blood through the
• lungs to supply the oxygen required by
the active tissues.
Having given the question a quarter
I of a century of study, Dr. Henderson
has come to the conviction that the
return of the blood from the veins
to the right side of the heart is de
termined by the "tonus" or elasticity
of all the muscles of the body which
during contraction squeeze or press
upon the veins, but especially the
muscles of the front wall of abdomen
and the diaphragm.
In this conviction of the distin
guished physiologist I find great sat
isfaction. It seems to fit in so well
with the breathing exercise which I
freely recommend to persons with cold
feet, high blood pressure, pelvic and
abdominal troubles. I should think it
might give some consolation to Dr.
Clelia Duel Mosher of Stanford Uni
versity. and to Dr. I. Rappaport of
New York City, and to Dr. Samuel
Delano of New Britain, for all of these
physicians have advocated a similar
natural breathing exercise.
Moderate or everyday exposure to
cold normally produces increased pulse
rate, and Prof. Henderson observes
that presumably the volume of the
circulation increases with the pulse.
Ho regards shivering as "excessive
tonus.I just mention this as reas
surance". I like to stand reasonable
cold, even to the point of shivering a
bit, rather than wrap up or turn on
the heat; I believe it is better for
any ordinary person's health to be a
little chilly than it is to be a little
too warm.
Mental Health.
Almost every one these days Is begin
lng to discover that mental health is at
least as important as physical health.
The fact is that the lack of mental
health is even more prevalent than
physical disease. There are as many
people in mental hospitals today as
there are in hospitals for all other rea- I
sons combined. And these figures take ;
no account of the dozens of minor men- i
tal ailments which we all contract from 1
time to time and from which we all re
cover without recourse to science.
We don't go to a physician every time
we get a blister on the heel. Neither do
we go to an asylum every time we get
moody. Minor ailments don't count.
They are soon forgotten, and prop
erly so.
Mental hygiene differs in some re
spects from physical hygiene. In a case
of physical illness we take the doctor’s
word. We generally get better, just as
he says we will. The doctor and Nature j
work together on the case.
In the case of mental illness, we stay ,
away from the doctor as long as pos
slb'e. One's mental troubles are all too ;
jealously shielded from the observation
Pew materials are so generally be
coming and practical as crepe silk for
all daytime wear. Today's interesting
model chooses a dull surfaced red
canton-faille crepe silk and combines it
with light navy blue. It's an extremely
effective youthful combination.
Style No. 2606 may be had in sizes ]
16. 18 years, 36. 38. 40 and 42 inches
bust. Size 16 require:; 4\ yards 39-inch
with %-yard 35-inch contrasting.
It may also be carried out in sheer ,
velvet and lace, using the lace for the |
upper bodice and sleeves which are j
made short as in miniature back view
Sheer crepes and lace are also suitable
For a pattern of this style send 15
cents In stamps or coin directly to The
Washington Star's New York Fashion
Bureau, Fifth avenue and Twenty-ninth
street, New York.
Don't envy the woman who dresses
well and keeps her children well-dressed.
Just send for your copy of our Winter
Fashion Magazine.
It shows the best styles of the com
ing season; also charming suggestions
in lingerie, pajamas and modern em
broidery for the home.
You will save *10 by spending a few
cents for this book. So it would pay
you to send for your ,opy now. Address
, fashion department. Price of book, 10
Price of pattern. 15 cent*.
of others. When one gets sick men
tally. one turns psychologist and tries
to cure oneself.
This self-cure idea may not always
be the best In individual cases. But it
does work sometimes. And the idea is
e\en being encouraged nowadays by sci
— i 1 1 ... . ■ .. . (Coprrt«t.i. 1932, Thi B.U Sr^icM. X»c.) '
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When children won’t cat —
and won't gain weight
Try This!
The youngster who has no appe
tite, probably has stasis. A little fig
syrup will soon correct this condition
—then watch the child eat—and gain 1
Mothers should never coax a child
to eat. Nature knows best. Remove
the cause of a youngster’s poor appe
tite—get rid of stasis. Children who
don’t eat are sluggish. Read what the
“California treatment’’ is doing for
sluggish, listless children in every
part of the country!
A Pound -
a Week
Your child will eat well from the
day and hour you conquer sluggish
ness. But that girl or boy with furry
tongue and a bad breath should not
be dosed with salts I
Begin tonight, with enough pure
fig syrup to cleanse the colon thor
oughly. Less tomorrow, then every |
other day, or twice a week, until the j
appetite, digestion, weight, com
plexion, tell you the stasis is gone. !
\Vhen a cold or other ailment has
again clogged the system, fig syrup
will soon set things to right.
When appetite fails, tongue is ,
coated white, eyes are a bilious
: yellow, California fig syrup will
gently stimulate the colon muscles—
and the child you used to coax to eat
will fairly devour his food.
V '
Just One IF—The claims made for
California Fig Syrup are true and it wilt
do the same for you—IF uou
get genuine CALIFORNIA
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Why Is
Goat of
Wife’s Family?
| DorothyDix
A YOUNG woman said to me the other day: "I am In a quandary and
don't know what to do. I have just got a letter from my mother,
who calmly writes me that she is going to send my brother, a boy
of 15, down to stay with me and go to school, as she thinks city
schools are better than those In the small town In which she lives.
Also, she thinks that Bobby needs a change and that It will do him good
to be away from home for a while.
"Now, my husband and I are a poor young couple Just trying to get a
start in the world. He gets a very moderate salary and in order to save
a little nest egg we count every penny. We live in a small apartment and
I do my own housework and just the adding of another mouth to feed—
and that one a hungry, growing boy—is going almost to double our
expenses and my work.
OREOVER, shutting up a healthy, husky young lad, used to a big
house and wdde spaces, in our little two-by-four flat is going to be
like penning up a wild beast in a cage. He will smash everything in it to
smithereens, to say nothing of destroying all of our peace and quiet, for
he will be whooping in and out all the time with a string of boys at his
heels and keeping the radio going full tilt with the loud speaker on and
trying experiments wrlth the electric lights and the plumbing, and every
thing will be confusion worse confounded.
**For that is what happened when Bobby paid us a week’s visit once
before. During it he managed to contrive an explosion with the gas stove,
set the wastebasket on fire, got the bath room pipes clogged up, smashed
our automobile and helped himself to all of John’s best neckties.
<<T^OW, I am fond of Bobby, and if I were the only one to have to suffer
~ because of him I'd meekly offer myself up as the sacrificial goat
on the family altar, but there is my husband, and I don't see why he
should be robbed of all of the comfort and happiness of his home in order
to give my relatives free board and lodging. It seems to me a pretty rotten
deal to hand him, and yet that is exactly what has happened to him.
‘"We have been married nearly three years now and in all of that
time we have not had a week in which we have not had some of my family
staying with us. Mother wants to see about getting some new glasses or
having her teeth fixed, or she decides that she needs a little change and
she writes that she will be down Wednesday on the 4:15 train and to be
sure and meet her. Or the girls arrive, bag and baggage, to stay for
months seeing the town. Or mother gives Tommy and Bobby a trip to visit
me as a reward for getting good marks at school.
“AND so John and I have to give up our bed when mother comes and
make cot beds all over the place when my sisters and brothers arrive
and we live in a higgle-de-piggledy mess, with toilet articles mixed up
with the silver on the sideboard and shoes Under the dining table and
clothes spread all over the place.
“It is queer how ruthless families are about exploiting the men who
marry into them. They seem to think that when a girl gets married her
husband belongs to them and they have a right to get out of him every
thing they possibly can and that he should be willing to work for them the
the balance of his days. DOROTHY DIX.
(Copyright. mi.)
Reddy Learns a Few Things.
To Dity lust yourself be slow:
Your neighbor's plight you may not know.
—Lightfoot the Deer.
This is usually the case. We think
of our own troubles and envy our
neighbors when all the time they may
be having greater troubles than our
own. Reddy Pox had always thought
that Lightfoot theOeer and Mrs. Light
foot. because they lived on twigs, the
leaves of evergreen trees and mosses, of
which there is always a plentiful sup
ply, had an easy time of it in Winter
and couldn't really know the meaning
of hard times. He said as much to
Lightfoot. *
"Just think of me,” said Reddy. “I
have to catch all my food, or most of
It. First, I have got to find it and
then catch it. I have got to depend
on wits and skill or starve. If I am
lucky enough to catch a Mouse or a
Rabbit or a bird I haven’t the least
idea where I will be able to get an
other. I have got to hunt and hunt
and hunt. All you have to do 1s to
reach up and bite off a mouthful and
when that is gone reach for another.
You need to hunt for your food to
enow the meaning of hard times.”
"I wish it was as easy as all that,”
sighed Lightfoot. "Tell me, Reddy Pox,
of what use is plenty of food when
you cannot get it? Just tell me that.
Here we are prisoners in our own yard.
(He meant the series of crisscrossing
paths trampled in the snow.) All the
food we have is what we can get right
here. There may be plenty of it out
side our yard, but the snow is so deep
shat we cannot get to it, so what good
1oes it do us? We may not have to
ount for it as you do for yours, but we
oave to work for it. and work hard.”
"What do you mean by work?” de
nanded Reddy.
"To begin with, we have to keep these
paths open, and when it snows as often
ind as hard as it has this Winter that
s no small job," replied Lightfoot. "To
;et at mosses and other plants on the
jround we have to paw away the snow,
ind if you think that is easy just try
t. When we have eaten all the tender
swigs we can reach from a path we
enow there will be no more there and
fie have to take another path. This is
ill right early in the Winter, but if the
mow lasts too long so that we cannot
jet out of our yard we are likely to
staeve. Then, too, when ice covers the
swigs we have a cold meal to put in
pur stomachs. You don’t know what a
;old meal like that is.”
Rcddv nodded. "That is true," said he.
"Hare you ever known what it is to
oe cornered by enemies and helpless?”
lemanded Lightfoot.
"Indeed I have!” exclaimed Reddy,
shinicing of his recent experience when
be had been driven into Farmer Brown's
oarn by hunters and could not have
tscaped had it not been for Parmer
Brown’s Boy.
"Well, that is just how it is with us
when the snow is deep,” replied Light
foot. “We are prisoners in our own
yard. If a hunter with a terrible gun
should come looking for us we could
not escape. If, when the snow is crust
ed, Puma the Mountain Lion should
happen this W'ay w-e would have no
chance at all. He can travel on a crust
which our sharp hoofs and greater
weight would break through. And with
out my antlers I could do little in a
fight. We always have those things to
think of wlian we are yarded up. Don't
think that because you have to hunt
and hunt for enough to eat you have
the hardest time in Winter, Reddy Fox.
You have no cause to envy us.”
Reddy looked thoughtful He no
longer grinned. “It is queer,” said he,
j “how little we know of the troubles of
' other people. Now, I have always
thought that you had an easy time in
Winter. I see I am mistaken. I don’t
envy you a bit, Lightfoot. Here is
hoping this snow will melt early.”
“Here is hoping,” replied Lightfoot.
(Copyright, 19J2.)
My Neighbor Says:
A tart jelly or jam, as plum
or currant, blends well with hot
biscuit or rolls.
Wash flour sieves with water
to which a little bicarbonate of
soda has been added. Never
wash them in soap suds as the
soap is likely to adhere to the
fine meshes.
A pinch of salt added to egg
whites before beating them helps
to stiffen them.
To freshen a velvet gown brush
it thoroughly to remove all dust,
then steam it on the wrong side
and set it away to dry.
(Copyright. 1932.)
Humorous Tid-Bits From
School Papers.
/25 *
Mental health depends upon the
number of children in the family.
My stomach is the size of a foot ball
when it’s full. Its position in my body
is below the lungs and on top of the
Ivanhoe was the son of Odysseus
and he was sent away from Odyssey
because he spoke French in his father’s
Tapestry is fancy cooking like candy.
In what hemisphere do you live?
I don’t live in a hemisphere. I live
in an apartment house.
A torpedo is a black cloud that goes
over the house and takes the roof off
without making anv noise.
(Copyright. 1932.)
What It May Reveal.
THIS Is very simple, clear-cut
writing, suggesting a nature
that is very direct and sincere.
The writer is probably the kind
of person who is very straight
forward in her dealings with people, al
ways giving of her very best and ex
pecting the same in return.
She perhaps would be most content
in her own home. Though she may be
a success in the business world, her
interests would seem to De centered in
her close personal life. Most of all,
possibly, she would delight in caring
and planning for her home. She would
find happiness in its domain, never feel
ing that it m'ght mean a narrow hori
She would be wise enough in all
probability to realize that she must
have outside interests, but they might
easily be closely connected with home
life and its problems. In addition she 1
might have the desire to aid other
women who are not so fortunate as
she. It might be possible for her to do
much constructive work in finding em
ployment for women who are forced to
work while caring for their homes and
If she does work away from home she
might find nursing a particularly fitting
vocation. Her inherent practicality
would be valuable, as would her appar
ent ability to think quickly in emer
gencies. Unless she is very robust, how
ever, she should not consider such an
exacting occupation.
Though she may have many, many j
friends, none might mean so much to
her as those she knew as a child. She !
does not seem to be the type to grow
awav from old friends, but instead
would value them more with the years, i
When with these old friends, discussing j
the happy incidents of childhood, she
is probably less restrained than at any .
other time.
Note—Analysts ot handwriting is n,of
an exact science, according to world in
restigators. but all agree it is interesting
and lots ot fun. The Star presents the
above feature in that spirit.
It you wish to have your writing
analyzed, send a sample to Miss Mocka
bee. care ot The Star, along with a
2-cent stamp. It will be either inter
preted in this column or you will receive
a handwriting analysis chart which vou
will find an interesting study.
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