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by Virginia Westbrook Ao one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of it for any one else.—Dickens. Nntice That Helpful Spirit throughout The Palais Royal! Everywhere is a friendly desire to serve. Step up to the Neckwear Department and admire one of those gay “Top pettes.” The alert sales girl slips one of these mysterious little trans formers over her head and demonstrates how it converts your costume into a new spring crea tion. A dash of gay color, a silky new front for your blouse, a sash for your waist . . . then she ex plains how versatile this Toppette is . .. how it can be worn beneath your jacket instead of a blouse ... or how it can top any dress with newness and chic. Every color that spring prescribes . , . and such soft, graceful neck lines. Only_$1.00 .4 Beguiling Flatterer —“Copper” rings a sweet note in the new feminine prettiness. Sailors. Bre tons. Bonnets and OfT the-Face Hats in the rich copper tone that flatters blonde, brunette and brownette ... a glorious accommodating color that goes with “just everything.” A group that will win every feminine heart and fancy . . . some with multi-colored rib bon trims. The Palais Royal Millinery Depart ment, Second Floor, $5.00 Your Escort Will Rejoice —if you slip your powder puff, lipstick and other little make-up fresheners into a darling beaded Evening Bag instead of into his pocket. So earn an extra smile on your next "date” by appearing with an adorable little Evening Bag from The Palais Royal Handbag Department_$1.00 A Flowpr On Your Lapp! —is spring cheer to your costume—be it new or old. Remember, this is a flowery, a truly feminine season—so don the flower of your choice from the vast garden of spring blossoms that look so real they almost convince you of a fragrance. Lovely, graceful sprays and bou tonnieres at the Trim mings Department,-_50c t *Fess Up Girls —are you wearing last season’s discarded dress around your home for your housework? For shame! You can pur chase a dainty, really smart and colorful Zip per Frock with very be coming white collar and cuffs ... a dress to make you look adorable and feel your own sweet self ... a dress that is as pretty as new after in numerable tubbings. $1.95. The Most Luscious Sandwich —minced S m i t h f i e 1 d Ham, hard boiled egg and lettuce on rye bread is Just one of the tempting sandwiches served in The Palais Royal Fountain Tea Room in the Down stairs Store. Such a gen erous sandwich and bev erage costs only_25c Y. A. AIDS BID STUDENTS IN D. C. Year's Allotment Totals $112,050—Report Lists Expenditures. Aubrey Williams, executive director of the National Youth Administration, said today 810 students in 11 colleges and universities in the District of Co ; lumbia were receiving assistance this ! year under the administration’s stu ! dent aid program. On a monthly basis of $12,450. Mr. Williams' report pointed out, the allot i.ment to students in the District totals $112,050 for the year. The report for local schools shows the following expenditures: i Student Monthly Yearly ! Institution. Quota. Allot Allot j American ;:ii *N40 $:.5M0 i Catholic iail ° oss is Dumbarton Col. of Holy Cross 4 no 540 I Gallaudet : in.-, ntr, i Gforaetown isj •* ; |.-, .'4 445 ! Geo. Wash;nyton 247 115 IY • Howard s:i j.2t:> 11.205 j Im aculata Jr. c. ;i 4r» 4o.-, 1 Miner Teachers 4? :ir» ;i_, i Tflntty 29 495 9 915 Wilson Teachers ;.|u 4 .,«»<) ' 819 $12,430 $112,050 ; ^ Out of total allotments of $10,236. j 726 to all the States this year. Mar.v ! land institutions received $112,117, i amounting to $12,975 in monthly ! grants to 865 students in 27 schools, j The University of Maryland leads the I list with a yearly allotment of $33,345 i for 247 students. In Virginia the disbursements this year will total $203,550. out of which j j 1.509 students in 43 institutions are I being assisted. The total number of siudent.s re- J ceiving aid this year in the United 1 States, including Puerto Ric6, is ! | 75.993. Last year's total was 124.818. J Due to improved conditions. Mr. Wil- ' liams reported, one-third fewer ml- 1 lege and graduate students applied for ! aid. j I DEATH OF GIRL, 12, HELD ACCIDENTAL Brother, 10, Testifies at Inquest Exonerating- Driver of Car in Traffic Fatality. A coroner’s jury today declared ac cidental the death Friday of Virginia Assaid, 12, victim of a traffic accident, ; after an inquest marked by testimony j of the girl’s 10-year-old brother, who | was playing with her when she was ! struck by an automobile while playing : in the street in front of her home, at j fi55 B street N.E. The verdict exonerated William E. Muench, 38, of 1513 Oates street N.E., driver of the car. The girl’s brother. Thomas Raymond Assaid, contradicted testimony of other witnesses that she ran into the side ! of the car. "The front hit her first," the boy ! | testified, "then she twirled around to I the side of the car and fell in the ; street on her stomach.” Under direct questioning by Coroner ! A. Magruder MacDonald as to who ! he had been talking to about t.he ease, j Thomas replied, "My mother and that I man back there," pointing to a spec tator in the room, who identified him , self as Edward Nace, a roomer at the Assaid house. Police who investigated the case said a doorhandle on the right side of the car. which apparently caused the fata] wound in the girl's stomach, had been bent outward away from the ear by the . impact. They told the jury there was j no mark on the front, of the ear to ’ indicate the girl had been hit first by that part of the machine. k —-• . _ WAGE LAW UPHELD YEAR AGO TOMORROW j | I Since That Time Minima Have Been Set for More Than 20.000 Women in D. C. One year ago tomorrow the Su ! preme Court handed down the derision which had the effect of validating the District's minimum wage law. The statute, which had been ruled unconstitutional in 1923. after being in operation five years, was put into effect again by the unprecedented derision of the high tribunal in over ruling a previous action and upholding the constitutionality of the minimum I wage law of the State of Washington, j The decision was handed down March I 29. 1937. Since that time the District Mini j mum Wage Board has set basic wages for more than 20.000 women employes in the District. Last February 14 the minimum wage set for retail clerks went into effect. Some 12.500 women ! were affected by this decision. | On May 8 the new basic wages for women employed in hotels, restaurants j and allied industries will go into op ; eration. affecting some 8.000 women. The board is now engaged in fixing minimum wages for female employes in laundries and dry-cleaning estab lishments, and it is estimated this will apply to some 4.500 women work ers. The board has completed its public hearings in this case, and ' will hold the first of several executive j Hearings tomorrow. SECURITY BOARD ALLOTS $159,574 FOR DISTRICT The Social Security Board an nounced today an allotment of $159, 574.31 for public assistance in the District for the fourth quarter of the fecal year April 1 to June 30. This was one of the Federal grants total ing $12,343,348.33 for 12 States, Alas ka and the District, This allotment, the board said, was I divided $108,978.71 for the aid of : 3.100 aged persons and $50,595.60 for | the aid of 3,850 children. -—-•--— G. A. R. Commander Dies. DES MOINES. Iowa. March 28 <PP).— John F. Risley, 91, Iowa G. A R commander, died at the Veterans’ Hospital here yesterday. He was in jured March 15 in an automobile ac cident in which his wife was fatally hurt. Now Real Economy! 1 do*. St. Joseph Aspirin _... 10a 3 do*. St. Joseph Aspirin __20o ®Vi do*. St. Joseph Aspiri n_35a Marian Keith’s “Mother and Daughter” Shirtwaist Frocks $10.95 A glorified edition of the perennially popu lar shirtwaist frock . . . designed to be equally as flattering to a size 42 as to a size 14 . . . so that mother and daughter can indulge in the new whimsy of being identically clad. Shown in Powdered Rose, Clipper Blue, Lettuce Green, Bermuda Sand and Navy. Sizes 14 to 42. Exclusive with The Palais I^ayal Better Dresses . . . Third f loor Tailored SUITS With Peaked Lapels $22-95 • Navy • Oxford • Cambridge Cray • Black • Brown We present a 1938 ver sion of Springes favorite classic . . . the man tailored suit. Slim as a reed, with a tiny nipped in waist, unadorned skirt, and a casual coat, somewhat longer than suit coats of last year. Singlebreasted.ofcour.se. Shown in herringbones and mannish worsteds, in sizes 12 to 20. Suits . . . Third Unor Dress Up in a Charming Cotton Dirndl With Matching 2-Way Scarf A dirndl . . . but such a dirndl! Where be fore have you seen such brightness of color, such nicety of fit, so humorous a pocket (it's a loose swinging pouch attached to the wide flat waistband) or so provocative a bodice? And there is a matching triangle to wear over your curls or as a scarf. Sizes 12 to 18 in two attractive styles. Collon Dresses . . . Third Floor. Navajo Motifs in New Zipper House Coats $2*95 Prepare to be captivated by this stunning new house coat . . . Its dis tinctive features include an amusing fringe on sleeves and pockets, a clever bias back skirt fullness, and above all ... a most amazing print, a bit. like a Navajo pattern. In black-and white. navy - and - white and wine - and - white. Sizes 14 to 20. House Coats . . . Third floor 1 Leather • Calf * * Goatskin a soft pouch of • Pigskin grain ioatskiH< ,n m n A he swung hy n l atcnt handle that loops • Gabardine through two cop • pery rings, 12. It is the material that makes the bag this . . , , season . . . and unusual leathers are shown v dl ... in unusual grains ... all handsome and “^(.y-bg ■[ P durable. Available in charming novel, and rhuukv eildedtlast favorite shapes ... in navy, copper, roseberry, *!?>• red, green and black. u * g’ Leather Goods . . . First Floor All Charge Pur chases Made Dur ing Remainder of Month Will Ap pear on M a y Statements. Presents Three Proofs That Style Arch Shoes Can Be Smart A Perforated Kid Pump Exclusively at The Palais Royal Styled for street, dress or business wear . . . with graceful lines combined with fine craftsmanship for complete foot comfort. The trim heel and front accents are of patent, brighter than ever against the gabardine. Lattice-Front Calf Pump Exclusively at The Palais Raya! As dainty a slipper as you can imagine . . . with flattery to spare in the finely shaped instep, in the close fitting perforated front. Like all 'Princr'ss Royal Style Shoes there is a built-in arch for perfect comfort. A Gabardine Front Strap Exclusively at The Palais Royal Perforations are swirled in interesting de signs to give distinclion to this graceful shoe. Gabardines are also shown in many other styles . . . including T-straps, ties and oxfords ... in black, brown and blue, in sizes 4 to 10; widths AAAA to D. $5.50 Footwear , . . Second Floor.