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Wise Mother Will Start Her Child's Beauty Treatments in the Cradle'
Teen-Age Youngsters With Bad Skin Need Special Attention Mother’s Furrowed Brow Should Be Refreshed With Least Effort. By MARGARET WARNER. THE powers that be have decreed that this shall be National Children's Week, and with that in mind, we straightway looked into the matter of beauty to see how early in life its pursuit may be started, and found that beauty begins in the cradle! A noted authority on beauty says that wise modern mothers are intro ducing a few primary beauty rites into the daily nursery routine., So you see, ii is never too eariy to Degm. Home1 of these first beauty efforts are di rected toward ears that incline out wards at too obvious an angle. They are gently pressed against the head by means of a soft silk cap when baby is laid in the crib. Then there is baby’s bath which is a daily routine that has been made easy for modern mothers with the portable rubber bathtub with its convenient pockets around the sides, and the adjustable tray to hold all the things needed in the dressing process. It is at this point that we want to tell you about one of the most de lightful baby gifts. It is her very first introduction to beauty and consists of a set of three adorable plastikon jars in baby pink or blue, one con taining a delicate textured baby cream for tender skins, an equally delicate baby talcum and a jar of cotton. And there’s a surprise here, for at the back of each jar is a tiny button, when you press it, out comes a sound like a bird chirping, which is guaranteed to thoroughly captivate any wee-tot as well as intrigue its mother. rpHERE'S another lovely group of baby sets that appeared in the shops about Christmas time and per haps you already know about them. If not, do see them for they make adorable gifts. Oae package is gaily decorated w’ith little cherubs floating on white clouds against a sky blue background. It contains a jar of pasturized milk bath especially proc essed for the tenderest of new-born skins. This velvety white powder makes a heavenly milky bath topped with bubbles, and also softens the water. With it comes dainty dusting powder with a satin-topped swans down puff. Another after-the-bath preparation for baby is a very mild antiseptic herbal oil, which is soothing and heal ing and just faintly scented. It comes In a cunning nursery box. In one local store this week they are conducting a baby development clinic. This is connected with the Household Science Institute and is intended to help young mothers with any baby problems that are bothering them at the moment. This clinic was founded by its present director, Mrs. Hermien Nusbaum, after many years of research and training in baby needs. Mothers and mothers-to-be are invited to at tend these interesting talks, which will include Information on sleeping, eat ing, walking and other features of early child training. The lectures are said to be unbiased, non-medical and non-selling. Then for the youngsters, the soap counters oiler the most intriguing novelties to make bathing more of a pleasure. Soap takes the most un expected forms and colors, including all the favorite animals in the zoo as well as the household pets. There is a white soap drum on a long, heavy cord to hang around the neck of the young shower addict. There's a china circus clown, whose fat tummy is a cake of soap. From Austria come peasant dolls whose skirts hide cyl inders containing cakes of soap. Fat ducks of rubber sponge that float are much more appealing than the prac tical variety. * * * * yiyHEN we come to the teen age, there is a different problem to meet. It is the old bugaboo of little bumps and pimples which, if neglected, often result in permanently coarsened skin, in addition to the bad psycho logical effect of an embarrassing ap pearance. This condition indicates a sluggish circulation and impure blood. In extreme cases the only wise course to pursue is to consult a physician. Often, however a treatment is indi cated that involves scientific massage by a person who specializes in skin clearing. Remarkable results have been accomplished through stimula tion of the circulation of the face by scientific massage which will force the blood up into the affected areas through the main leaders on each side of the neck. Treatment of this kind requires several weeks or perhaps a couple of months to bring the skin back to its normal clarity. It should, of course, be aided by proper diet and other individual requirements. For milder cases of acne there are various treatments on the market for home use. These usually include a special gritty pore paste for washing, a medicated cleaning cream and an antiseptic astringent lotion. Care should always be taken to prevent the spread of the infection. And last, but not least, we want to put in a good word for mother, for fear that she will be so busy with her children that she will neglect to take care of her own beauty. TTCiat of course would be a great pity. Don’t let the tired brow become a perma nently furrowed one, or allow little lines of care to show themselves about the eyes. Pat in a doubly rich cream at the strategic points. It will only take a few moments to apply. There is a new concentrated cream making a bow in local shops that is just the right thing for crow’s feet and little wrinkles. This multiple strength emollient comes in the love liest jar, different from any you have seen before, and although it is rather expensive, it goes a long way, because it is intended for use on particular spots instead of the whole face, as in the case of the usual tissue cream. It represents a very modern idea in wrinkle eradicators, and we are sure you will want to investigate it. For information concerning items mentioned in this column call National 5000, Extension 395, between 10 and 12 a m. My Neighbor Says: To clean a panama hat put an ounce of oxalic acid (poison) in sufficient scalding water to cover the hat. Put the hat in this solution and hold it down with a stick so that it is entirely covered. Leave it for five min utes, then take it out with a stick and dry in the shade. Soup should never be used the same day as made, if possible. Allow it to stand one night and all the flavorings will blend, which makes all the difference when the soup is reheated. Four minutes to boil an egg thoroughly if you like the white set and yolk heated in the center; 5 minutes makes the white firm and sets the yolk; 10 minutes boils eggs hard. (Copyright. 1938.) __ > ■'BE IT EVER SO HUPJELE, THERE’S HO PUCE LIKE HOME.1 -THE ftUTHOR’SBIRTHPLRCE 'J'HE home that inspired John Howard Payne’s beloved song, “Home Sweet . Home,” was the model for this charming wall panel that you’ll find so simple to embroider. Every one likes its homey sentiment, and the true literary significance enhances its attraction. The 13xl8-inch panel is one that fits any room in your home. The pattern envelope contains hot-iron transfer design for panel 13x18 Inches and complete, easy-to-understand, illustrated directions, what material and how much you will need and oolor suggestions. *■ To obtain this pattern send for No. 496 and inclose IS cents in stamps or coin to cover service and postage. Address orders to the Needlework of The Evening Star. (OOOTlsht, 1988.) ■ , -11 _The Young Fry Must Be Amused ^- - -_ - - 7hese gaily dressed peasant dolls from Austria hide cakes of soap in unsuspected places. They are just a sample* of the many fascinating novelties intended to liven up the daily bore of bathing. _„ —Star Staff Photo Prom a Washington Shop. Child Wants Friends His Own Age The Companionship Very Necessary To Youngster. By ANGELO PATRI. “'T'HERE goes that child again. I have brought her back four times today. The only way I can see to keep her in her own yard is to tie her up. Lillian, come right back here." “I want to go play with Tommy.” "Well, you can’t play with Tommy. You stay home, where you belong, and if you cross the yard again today I’ll spank you.” Lillian crossed the yard again and her mother spanked her. And soon after that Lillian crossed the yard once more and when her mother missed her and called her she did not an swer, but hid under Tommy's cellar door. Why not allow Lillian to play with Tommy? Her mother said that she didn’t want the neighbors bothered with her child. Tommy stayed at home. You never got him in his neighbor’s yard. Why should Lillian be a gadabout? Tommy had two brothers, older than he, but not very much, who went to school and returned every day for play. Tommy had a sand pile, some stones and boards, a wagon, a couple of old spoons, and the privilege of turning on the faucet in the garage when he wanted water. Lillian had no brothers, nor sisters, no sand pile, no fun. She had a doll and a doll house, and a carriage, and a tricycle, and a few balls, but what she wanted was Tommy and all that he stood for. It is not possible to rear a child without the association of other chil dren of the same age. Grown people will not answer. Nor will the loveliest toys in the world make up for the lit tle boys and girls who talk the same language and do the same entrancing things. They live in a child’s world, far away from ours, in which they are strangers and aliens. To thrive and develop they must stay for a while in their own world among their own peo ple, the little folk who live down street, or next door. Neighbors who have children the same age will find it easier to arrange for them to play together than to try to keep them apart. They ought to be together. They learn from each other, and in learning become what the nurs ery schoolteacher calls "socialized.” That is a very important bit of learn ing, a very essential bit. If children learn early in their lives that the way to get along with people is to share with them; take turns, speak and be silent in turns: play and wait to play, in turns; help always, no matter whose turn it is, they have taken a great stride forward. They have gained something that will help them all their days. Yes, they will learn some things you would prefer they did not, but why prefer it that way? They learn bad words. There are no bad words, but there are bad interpretations of words, which is a matter in your own hands. How long can children go without hearing the objectionable words? Bet ter hear them from their own group and get over with it than to hear them in secret later on and hide it from the family. Manners? Speech? Eth ics? Don't worry about that. The children will take their patterns and color from their home and family. They stick in spite of outside contacts. A community group is not likely to hold dangerous characters. The ex ception can always be handled. Let the children get together, at their dif ferent homes, and learn how to live together. Kitchen Table. If your kitchen work table is too low put eestan en each lac. Tailored Daytime Frock You Will Feel Years Younger in This Trim Princess Model. By BARBARA BELL. LOOK your slimmest and loveliest in this pretty basque frock de signed on Princess lines. The gored skirt flares prettily and the' basque bodice buttoned high to the neck emphasizes the high bust line. You'll feel years younger in this dress and wear it through the spring as your favorite frock. Make it up in a pretty printed rayon or silk crepe and dra ! matize its youthful lines with con trasting linen collars and cuffs. Further contrast is smart in the buttons or zipper closing, and in the belt. College girls and young business women will both choose this dress for daytime wear. The pattern includes complete and detailed sewing instructions. Barbara Bell Pattern No. 1471-B is designed for sizes 12, 14, 16., 18 and 20. Correpsonding bust measurements 30. 32. 34. 36 and 38. Sizes 14 (32) re quires 4’2 yards of 90-inch material and ’s-yard contrast. Send 15 cents for the Barbara Bell Pattern Book. Make yourself attrac tive,, practical and becoming clothes, selecting designs from the Barbara Bell well-planned, easy-to-wear pat terns. (Copyright, 1938.) —-•-— An Excellent Beauty Aid For Skin By ELSIE PIERCE. JXO YOU like to feel the pitter pat ter of rain on your face? Or do you prefer to huddle in your home at the slightest sign of inclement weather? Isa Miranda, the glamorous Italian star, is said to have one of the love liest complexions in the screen colony. And what does she use? Three things, but they are not the usual three essentials. Almond oil which is sent to her from Italy, goat’s milk and rain water. She says, ‘‘I find that nature provides the substances I require.” She massages her face with the almond oil every evening, leaving it on for 15 minutes and rinses with lukewarm water. Every morning she washes her face in goat’s milk, patting it with cotton and allowing it to become nearly dry before rinsing. When it is raining she catches big tubs of the rain water, also for wash ing her face. And she says: ‘‘When it is raining I like to sit in the garden and let the drops beat down on my face. That makes the skin firm and strengthens the muscles of neck and chin.” The next time it is raining not too hard don your rubbers, your rain coat, and try walking in the rain a bit and letting the rain play pitter patter on your face. It will harden you and build up your resistance if you learn to go out in any Jcind of weather and it is fine for the face. Some special notes about Mum Miranda that may Interest yoil: The make-up artist assigned to her was politely cautioned: ‘‘Beauty is a com mon thing, especially in Hollywood. BARBARA BELL, Washington Star. Inclose 25 cents in coins for Pattern No. 1471-B. Sine. Name | Address.. Wrap coins securely in paper. For me, I do not want to be too beau tiful. I am an actress. I believe it is better to emphasize character in the face. I do not want to place emphasis on youth, either. I do not want to look too young. I believe it is better for an actress to look like a woman of no particular age at all. Interesting?” FAMOUS FULLER BROOM. Now Only 99* 4 G«t On* To*4ay Cell DI. 3408 nr Write 077 Net'l free* BUr. Totw'P 1 PREVENT many «oW*1 I VICKS ToWp®*0 0 coia qu'**' I V»Sr«»J 1 1 Banish Fingerprints. Tell-tale finger marks on the backs of wooden chairs, the woodwork around door knobs, and the metal plates that surround electric light push buttons reveal careless house keeping. They should be wiped away with a cloth wrung out of soapsuds as a routine part of the daily cleaning procedure in every home. Measuring Flour. Wheat flour is one of the easiest ingredients in baking to mismeasure. For best results always sift flour and measure by spoonfuls into a cup, being careful not to shake the filled cup. Dorothy Dix Says— No Bargain Looks as Good Home As It Did in the Shop Window. MR. POPONOE, the famous stu dent and writer on social trends, declares that trial marriage has arrived in the United States and is being practiced in Hollywood. Also he might have added, it is in vogue in various and | sundry other parts of the country where swapping husbands and wives is one of the favorite parlor games, and where it is a lot easier to break the marriage bond than it is to wrig gle out of a contract to pay for an automobile that has been bought on the installment plan. So there Is nothing to get excited about in being told that trial marriage is being actually tested. The interest ing thing is to learn how it turns out in real life, and so far the results are nothing to write home to mother about. Apparently marrying is one of the things about which experience teaches you no efficiency and. no mat ter how many times you do it, you are still likely to make the same amateur ish blunders. Nor does it seem that those who try it are any more certain of their tastes, or know any more what they want in a husband or wife when they pick out their fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth mate than they did when they made their initial selection. They get just as tired of looking at Annabelle as they did at Maria; just as much fed up with Percival as they were with Samuel. * * * * \ LSO they discover that no bargain looks as good when you get it home as it did in the shop window, and that no matter how many times they exchange it there will always be faults and blemishes in what they get that will make them wish they had something else, or kept what they had. All of this is most discouraging. For on the face of it the trial marriage theory does seem the answer to how to be happy though married. The theory seems to be: Take an option on marriage instead of signing up on a life job. If you have a husband or wife you don’t like, swap him or her off for others who fire your fancy. If you have guessed wrong about how you felt about Tom or Suzy, have a try at Jack or Mary. Trade in a nagger for a wife who will yes-yes you. Exchange the husband who is all business for one who is all soul. And, if at first you don’t succeed in getting your ideal husband or wife, try, try again. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Yet from the evidence at hand it appears that the trial marriage is no more successful than the old until-death do-us-part marriage, and those who try out all the 57 different varieties of husbands and wives do not come any nearer to getting their heart’s de sire in a mate than those married for keeps in the first place and who have made the best of the husband or wife they drew out of the matrimonial grabbag. * * * v 'T'HERE is no such thing as the per fect husband or wife. No two souls with but a single thought. All men and women have their own Individ uality, their own peculiarities an?I prejudices, their own weaknesses and selfishnesses and cussednesses. The beet husbands and the best wives in the world are hard at times to live with. They get upon the nerves of those to whom they are married, and probably there isn’t a husband and wife alive who haven’t upon occasions felt that they couldn't endure their life partners another minute and that they would exchange them, sight un seen, for anything on the matrimonial market. But when they do they find that they have not bettered their condi tion. They have Just swapped one set' of faults and peculiarities for another just as aggravating. They have had all the mess of divorce and the smear of scandal, to say nothing of t£e humiliation of knowing one has failed in the greatest undertaking In life, and the sense of guilt that must trouble , even the dullest conscience over hav ing helped to wreck a home and half orphan little children. So by its own showing the trial marriage is a failure, or else those who have given it a whirl once would not be repeaters. 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