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Matters of General Interest to Women in Washington and Vicinity
Analyzing Several Friends’ Personalities Will Help To Improve Your Own Make List of Characteristics You May Admire or Dislike; Results Are Significant By Kay Caldwell and Alden Harrison Have you ever sat down and tried to figure out why you like your ] friends, and which of their traits you don't like? Now. we’re not referring to the thorough hashing-over which you and the gang may give some unfortunate individual who leaves the party early. Nor do we mean the once-over-lightly appraisal which you mayj hang on Sue or Sammy by exclaiming, ''She's cute!” or "Isn’t he marvel- 1 cus?” or "What a drip!” Instead, we’re advocating that you do a little personality analyzing: on the people you know best, to find out which of their characteristics) are attractive, and which are unattractive, to you. We know of no better w ay to determine why your own personality is going over big, merely | limping along, or falling flat on its nose. So get yourself a pencil and plenty of paper, and go to work. Make a list of 10 or 12 persons you know’ best. But don't include too many relatives, because this is more than a family affair. Also, some times your judgment of your own flesh and blood is inclined to be prej udiced one way or another. Now take the first name on your list, and under it make two columns of that person’s traits—those which you like, and those which you dis like. If you can't really give a name to the characteristics—such as “cheerfulness” or "conceit”—put •>- ! down a phrase of your own which best describes the virtue or the fault. It might be "She always seems happy" or "He's got a swelled head.” Repeat the process with every j name on the list, jotting down as many of these descriptive words or phrases as possible. Once you get interested in the idea, you may ex tend your list of names a good deal. You may think of some people whom you like a lot. but who are not wide ly liked by others. Try to figure out the factors which account for both of these reactions. Finally, when you have a pretty irood line-up of these characteristics under a dozen or more different names, take another sheet of paper and sum up the totals. Thus, if five different people possess the trait of cheerfulness, or if their names are | followed by a phrase expressing that idea, put down cheerfulness on your summary followed by the fig ure 5. When you've got the totals complete, you can probably combine certain classifications which mean pretty much the same thing. Now. what do you have? You've made a list of personal character-1 Istics which actually make you like or dislike certain people. Not only that, but you've got a pretty fair Idea of how important these char acteristics are, and how frequently you find them. And it isn’t just a theoretical list which you read in a book somewhere—it's the real McCoy on the people whom you actually (Mr We already have a pretty good Idea as to what characteristics you'll find on that list. On the plus side there will be such words as cheer fulness. friendliness, dependability, pleasant disposition, thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, neat ness, interest in others, unselfish- j ness, modesty, tact, poise and many le.ss important traits. In the minus column you’ll have terms like self ishness, conceit, stubborness. slop piness, laziness, pessimism, snobbish ness, insincerity, tactlessness, de ceit, boastfulness, boredom and probably many others. All of which is very interesting. But it's more than that! It's a hint that you can't afford to ignore if you want to make yourself more likable. Because you can bet your next week's lunch money that the same traits which you like or dislike in your friends will also make them like or dislike you. Notice what simple virtues and faults most of these characteristics ( are. They prove that personality Isn't some mystic possession with which certain fortunate people are born. It's the sum total of all your various good and bad points, rolled into that unique combination which is you. And you're a dream or a droop according to the strength of the attractive traits as compared With those which are unattractive. With such an analysis before you. It's easy to figure out how to make yourself more likable. Do your best to develop the plus traits, and to overcome the minus traits. Every increase in the one group, and every decrease in the other, will make you just that much more attractive to other people. But always remember this: One unpleasant minor trait may, to cer- , tain people, more than offset a half1 dozen desirable characteristics. Watch for such annoying* little quirks of personality. With D out of ] 10 persons they might be unimport ant: but with the tenth they might make or break you. Have you taken our “What’s Your Score?” personality test? It's made up of 33 questions which will really get to the bot tom of your trouble, if any. Get It bv sending 5 cents (stamps or coin) to Kay Caldwell and Aldrn Harrison, in care of The Evening Star. Corduroy jackets make news in this much-discussed loafer or cas ual style and in bright color. There's yellow, blue, green. Bermuda brick and other shades and a variety of weights as well. Out on the other coast they’re wearing 'em for eve- ; ning and club wear, too. but those j are super-specially tailored and j hand finished, no less. Other fab rics also are made up into the loafer jackets, which seem to be gaining mor? and more of a social standing every day. Cowboy-tvpe sport clothes are all over the great and glamorous West . . . Down in Palm Springs they're wearing fancy vests, especially Tat tersalls. Also admired is the cowboy tie, called the Vacquero. It fastens in the back, is short and comes already knotted. What they term "gambler sleeves.'’ with a band cuff held by three buttons, are seen on bright-colored shirts. These same shirts, incidentally, may have ! such unusual details as rounded' yokes, half moon or dart pockets and fancy pipings. Talk about loud —but good, of course. Two-Timer Blueberries rolled up in a rich scone dough, sliced and baked in ; muffin pans, are good as hot bread or a simple dessert. As dessert, serve with cream. ADVERTISEMENT. _ Your Daughter Has a Right to Know It is every mother’s duty to tell her daughter physical facts. How much bet ter that she learn them from you, rather than from girls her own age. In feminine hygiene, facts may be distorted, or wholly untrue. Result, many brides use douches of over-strong solutions of acids which can actually bum or scar delicate tissues. Today, there is no need to use such dead ly solutions. Science has given us Zonite. Non-poisonous, non-caustic, yet kills germs, bacteria on contact. Actually de stroys undesirable odors. Protects per sonal daintiness. Most important, safe for delicate tissues. Over 20,000,000 bot tles already bought. Free Book Tells Intimate Facts. Give your daughter this frankly written booklet, “Feminine Hygiene Today,” which you can get FREE, sent to you postpaid in plain wrapper. Send name and address to ZonitcProductsCorporation, Dept. 323-A 370 Lexington Ave., New York, N. Y. r11 Why Grow Old? Readers Report on Efficacy of Column’s Reducing Routine I-----ggiyis#!'^ By watching her calories and doing this alter nate leg-raising exerecise and other exerecises for not more than half an hour daily, one reader tells ns that she lost 20 pounds in two months. By Josephine Lawman \ About this time each summer I ake a few days in which to present ; o you several of the many letters ! have received from readers who joined my "Eight Weeks' Self-Im jrovement Marathon" a few months igo. I print these letters, not as testi nonials for the efficiency of my re iucing routine, but because I feel that they will bring hope to other iverweight women. When you read these letters you an see for yourself just what other vomen have done in the way of self mprovement. What they have done r’ou can do also. Mrs. R T. writes: “I wrote for your reducing rou ine a few months ago and today j I've been trying on last year's dress es, and. to my delight, they are all nches too large for me. I've lost 20 pounds, just as you said, in two months. I've also lost two inches in the bust, four in the hips and three in the waist. "I went to see my doitor for a physical checkup the other day and he asked me what I had been doing because I looked so well and felt so happy. I look fully 10 years younger. You can imagine how I feel.” The routine which Mrs. R. T. used included both diet and exercise. She did not spend hours a day in physi cal workouts, but she did invest about a half hour a day in exercise, and she watched calories. If you wish to have the same routine to guide you in your re ducing. send a three-cent stamped. self-addressed envelope, with vour request for GENERAL REDUCING ROUTINE to Jose phine Cowman in care of this newspaper. Manners of the Moment Some mothers have a way of i encouraging their children to make I use of the family guests as spar ring partners in their games ana tussles. A nice big man drops in and mother eggs little Johnny on to throw his ball to the caller . . . without ever asking the nice big man if he wants to play ball wuth Johnny. Naturally, Johnny thinks it's a wonderful idea. And the caller is in for it. Johnny is usually as persistent as a dog who has been taught to retrieve. He keeps throw ing the ball for hours on end unless he is stopped. Of course, a guest has a right, I should think, to say firmly to Johnny, “I don’t feel like playing ball tonight.” Then he can just refuse to co-operate. But he may make himself unpopular with Johnny’s mother by that method. I think it is really up to Johnny’s mother to take care of things. She should never suggest that her son play with her guests unless the guests make the first gesture. And even then, she should see to it that Johnny doesn't keep the game up too long. ' The guest may have wanted to toss the ball a couple of times, but he didn't intend to get into a nine-inning game. JEAN. Summer and Suntan Whether you go to the beach this summer of take your sunnings in your own back yard, the matter of suntan oil and its application shouldn't be overlooked. For best and easiest application, spray it on with an atomizer. It will go on more evenly, hence will be more ef fective. Economy is another im portant item. You’ll use much less oil when you spray it on. Monogram Linens By Baroness Piantoni Monogram your- linens for that added note of distinction and individ uality. Plain linens can bp pretty humdrum without a bit of embroidery or a touch of color to give them “tone.” Go a step further and arid a simple floral wreath around some of your initialed towels. Cross-stitch , initials, of course, will work up more quickly than any others, and at the same time produce a charming informal effect. Send 15 cents for No. 1214 to the Needlework Editor of The Evening Star. Vichyssoise Among Most Popular Cold Soups Among the cold soups, none Is more famous than the delicious and tempting Vichyssoise, which may also be heated if desired. This excellent recipe will serve six and should prove a popular addition to summer time meals. VICHYSSOISE. 6 leeks. ’i cup butter. 2 cups thinly sliced potatoes. 4 cups chicken stock. Salt Pepper. 1 cup heavy cream. Remove stem ends and green tops of leeks, leaving about two inches above the white portion, and slice. Melt butter in saucepan, add leeks and saute five minutes. Add po tatoes and chicken stock, and cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender. Force leeks potatoes and liquid through a sieve and combine with cream. Season to taste w’ith salt and pepper. Reheat, if to be served hot. and serve, garnished with minced parsley. If to be served cold, chill. Yield: Mix servings. • Yes, Swan lathers twice as fart is old-styls floating soaps— makes richer, creamier suds that list much longer. Swan does more work. It’s better 8 way*. Better try it. SWAN NEW WHITE FLOATING SOAP ItTH MOTHtM COMSAMT fat cjj Washing — IN A SMALL BOTTLE ||SS?i| For Those Washbasin Jobs— POCKET LAUNDRY • NO HOT WATER • NO SHRINKING ini4|yyi|fl| • ■J||E9)KH| • GREASE-DISSOLVING I • NO SCRUBBING BBBBM ? nnc I 3-ounce M t «ESgggwj — jhbb GSS53!55535y for sale by PEOPLES DRUG STORES A Perfect Wife-up to 6 P.M. WONDERFUL HOUSEKEEPER, failure as a mate . . . because of her one neglect. Few husbands can forgive carelessness (or ignorance) about feminine hygiene. 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