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'The Shape of Things to Come'
‘Shop -Talk’
By Dorothy Bihlman
Fall Fashions
By Eleni -
NEW YORK—There are two sides
to every question and wherever fall
fashions will be gracing the scene
>ou are going to find two looks—
the full and the slim.
Take your choice. Take either the
voluminous look with big collars
cloaks, stiff standout materials such
as satins, taffetas and brocades
padded hips, full, full skirts, and
elaborate swag drapery. Or take the
slim wrapped look that follows the
line of the figure. Whatever you
choose, be it full or slim, hemlines
are going to be longer.
In the forum conducted by the
New York Dress Institute Monday
morning, over 150 fashion editors
from all over the Nation, Canada
and even from Europe were told
that this fall will bring pronounced
changes—almost radical—in what
will be considered fashionable to
wear. The rounded, tapered look,
flow'er silhouettes that come about
through the use of tunics and pep
lums, and hips that are lightly
padded for roundness are fall’s
promise for the smart woman.
The trend is back to the year
1840. In fact, as it was pointed out
to the visiting editors, the evening
dress that was popular at that time
Is the latest today on the style
Claire McCardell celebrates the re
turn of the wool evening gown. She
does this in a red sheer wool ankle
length dress with a whirling skirt
and jacket that are quilted and
embroidered. Also in her collection,
and cne that was enthusiastically
received by the press women, was
a full length, sweeping tweed eve
ning coat in brilliant green, lined
in gold pin point foulard with an
evening dress made of the same
material. An ensemble that has
long been absent from the fashion
scene' and one that has now re
ceived a magic touch from the hand
of MeCardelJ. Capes run in and
out of her collection. They are
featured on dresses, suits and even
as wraps “under their own steam.”
Her skirts are truly full skirts. And
what could be more flattering to the
youngish figure than a circular skirt
that is cut on the bias for slimness
at the hip^ne and for movement,
A new designer made her ftebut
with the couture group today. Her
name is well-known and her designs
have for many years been very
well received. Kiviette’s first col
lection shown as part of the New
York Dress Institute couture show
ings was colorful and well-done.
Her clothes are not for the young,
but are not for the very old, either.
They are glamour clothes for cafe
society—p>eople who do a lot of
theater-going and gadabouting.
Kiviette showed woolen evening
wraps, black dresses, ball gowns,
dining gowns, and cocktail suits.
Her daytime collection was also good.
She gives her suits swing skirts
and soft shoulders—a very definite
fall trend—and a one-piece dress
with a chartreuse top, with a striped
multi-colored set-in belt and gray
skirt, topped by a chartreuse jacket
fastened with silyer buttons, was
very nice. The wool dress with
the wool coat as an ensemble was
also shown; both of these in black
with a band or tri-color contrast.
The coat features the bands of char
treuse, steel gray, and coral on the
outer part of the sleeves. The dress
shows the bands on its cuffs.
Anthony Blotta’s was the next
group seen, and it was truly a musi
cal composition. Think not? Well,
what would you call a collection that
centered around a theme termed a
“violin silhouette.” a collar known
as a “Mozart,” pockets on jackets
that are fastened ingeniously with
“musical notes,” and colors that are
known as “crescendo” a ’ coral
brown, “symphony red,” and “al
Tegro,” a rich Vermillion. You at
tempt to think up something else
to call Mr. Blotta’s new collection!
Most of the Blotta coats and many
of his suit jackets have a face
framing head covering. Some are
cut in one with the garment and
double as a cape. All of the dinner
costumes are ankle-length—another
fall trend to notice. A magnificent
opera cloak of black glossy broad
cloth stole the show. It was lined in
red velveteen and faced down the
sides with blue satin. Pockets on
Blotta’s suits and dreeses take the
“violin” for their inspiration. These
are shaped like the Instrument on
either side of the skirts of both
i dresses and coats. The “Mozart
I collar” is Intriguing. It slants away
in front and is caped in back. The
shoulder line is definitely narrower
and more natural. The skirts are
still slim. One of the neatest tailor
ing tricks of the season is evident
in the Blotta collection. It’s called
“drape-steaming” and is placed
strategically over the hips, some
times on the skirts of short-jacketed
suits and sometimes puckers out the
i violin pockets on his dresses. How’s
it done? Mr. Blotta claims it is
rather simple. You finely pleat the
fabric then steam the pleats. To
us it.' looked like a year’s work over
a hot ironing board to get that sort
nf nprfprtinn
One man who Is clinging to the
“American look” In hls designing
and has the courage of his convic
tions shining through every design
■ is Maurice Rentner. He is hewing
to the slenderness of line which he
i believes is recognized and admired
all over the world as the “American
look.” He retains the padded
| shoulderline. He has a new shape to
S his collection called the "cupola”
that looks like an Inverted wine
glass. One of his new neckline
[ treatments will be a very big favorite
I this fall. It is the "Dickens collar"
that features attention around the
■ face. Also In Iris collection Mr.
j Rentner Includes other attention
' getting details such as collars
trimmed with fur, jeweled, embroid
ered collars and little collars that
are modern classics. Besides the
Dickens theme Mr. Rentner includes
! a source of Inspiration which came
! to him through the play “Joan of
Lorraine.” The use of a color called
"silver steel” is noted very much
throughout hls collection. This Is
worn with gray stockings, and steel
colored shoes to carry through the
loveliness of the shade that Mr.
: Rentner uses in a number of designs
in both satin and wool. Mr. Rentner
has called hls new 1947 fall collection
I “Modern Empire.”
With Needle and Thread
r 2167i
fl.V Peggy Roberts
Beautiful sprays of colorful roses
can add charm to your bedroom.
They’re wonderfully easy to do be
cause you use only the very simple
cross-stitch. This makes a very spe
cial gift for a bride.
Pattern envelope No. R2167 con
tains hot-iron transfers for 4 de
signs, 2 about 4xl3’4 Inches and 2
about 7t£xl0 inches, color chart,
stitch Illustrations and full direc
Our new 60-page multicolored
“Book of Needle Arts” containing
five free patterns, and many other
suggestions for dressing up your
home and yourself, is a home
maker’s treasure. Send your request
for this book to the address listed
below, inclosing 20 cents in coin to
cover the cost and mailing charges.
To obtain this pattern, send 15c
in coins, giving pattern number,
your name, address and zone num
ber to Peggy Roberts, The Wash
ington Star, P. O. Box 100, Station
O, New York 19, N. Y.
Pp, 1682
By Barbara Bell
Here is a youthful and most ap
pealing daytimer to wear the year
’round with appropriate sleeves. The
round yoke buttons on each shoul
der and a low square neck can be
edged with a soft ruffling for a
feminine note..
Barbara Bell Pattern No. 1682 is
designed for sizes 12, 14, 16, 18 and
20. Size 14, cap sleeves, requires 4
yards of 39-inch material.
For this pattern, send 25 cents in
coins, your name, address, pattern
number and size wanted to Barbara
Bell, The Washington Star, P. O.
Box 99, Station G, New York 19,
N. Y.
Don’t miss the Summer Fashion—
it contains an abundance of sewing
information for every home-maker
—easy to make styles, special chil
dren’s page, fashions by well-known
designer Free pattern printed in
side, 25 cents._
Apricot and Grapefruit Juice
Shoulder Lamb Chops Puff Potatoes
Broccoli Creamed Onions
Puff Potatoes.
4 to 6 large potatoes Pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter Salt
5 egg’yolks Flour for dusting
Egg and milk for brushing tops
Peel potatoes; cover with water, add salt and cook until done.
Drain and return pan to stove to thoroughly dry potatoes. Mash, add
butter and egg yolks, one at a time. Season. Put potatoes on pastry'
board, dust with flour and roll into one long strip. Flatten slightly
and cut into finger-wide pieces. Set on buttered baking sheet 1 inch
apart, brush with milk and egg, and bake in a hot oven until nicely
browned. —B? VL
In New York, "Press Week, sponsored by the New York Dress Institute is in full swing. Here are some of the outfits i
seen by fashion editors who have converged upon Gotham from all over the country. From the designers' collections now j
being presented come the trends which will influence you and you and you when you go shopping for your winter wardrobe, j
Claire McCardell is responsible for the shawl-collared dress of brown, yellow and white checked tissue worsted, at
left above. The gold safety pin clasp is one of the designer's 1947 "signatures." The belt is half plaid, half brown
Next comes Anthony Blotta's "violin silhouette"—so-called from the shape of the pockets—effectively used in a red
wool daytime coat from his "Mozart-inspired" collection. The attached head covering is shaped with a medallion in ;
the back.
Autumn's dipped-back hemline is seen in Joset Walker's brown-and-white "buckeye tweed" dress. Fringed edges
on the wrapped and draped skirt and the sloping shoulderline are details to be watched.
—Photo* Courtesy New York Dress Institute, j
----=== Readers’ Clearing House ===
^ _ 1 .11_1A1,
(From Mrs. A. F. F„ Gaithersburg.)
I would like to submit the recipe
for yeast devil’s food cake to Mrs.
A. E. of Washington. Two-third
cup shortening. 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs
well beaten, 1 cup milk, 1 cup
cocoa, 3 cups cake flour, 1 teaspoon
vanilla, hi cake of yeast dissolved
in hi cup warm water. Cream short
ening, ad sugar. When well blended
add eggs and beat until light. Add
sifted dry-ingredients and the milk
alternately to creamed mixture. Mix
in dissolved yeast and flavoring.
Cover with heavy wax paper and
store in refrigerator for one or two
days. Before baking add 1 teaspoon
soda dissolved in hi cup warm w’ater
and mix well. Bake in layers for
25 or 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
* * * *
r’OTTAiTl^ PAVE1 ^
(From M. S., Washington.)
Here Is a recipe that may be the
one Mrs. H. K. B. of Takoma Park
wants. Cheese pie: Make your fa
vorite pastry and line your pie
plates with it. Pill with three cups
cottage cheese, 2 tablespoonfuls
sugar, 4 tablespoonfuls flour, 3 eggs,
3 cups milk. Beat white* of eggs,
and put in last, little nutmeg or cin
namon on top. This makes four
ordinary size pies.
Here la a crumb cake recipe that
I have been asked for by my friends.
Famous crumb cake: One cup
sugar, l/i cup molasses, 2 tablespoons
flour and 1 tablespoon cocoa, a little
salt and 1 pint of water. Boil and
add 1 teaspoon vanilla, let It cool
and put in 4 ordinary size crusts,
sprinkle over with crumbs made of 2
cups flour, 1 cup sugar, *; cup lard.
Mix up and add two teaspoons bak
ing powder and a little salt.
I have a cook book that was copy
righted in 1896 and this is what I
read in it: “Many dainty dishes
and cakes may be made deliciously
light by adding a cupful or bowlful
of new fallen snow in its season.”
Happily nowadays we don’t have to
depend on snow!
* * * *
(From Mrs. H. H. R., Arlington.)
To Mrs. C. R. A. Washington.
Here is a berry pie recipe using
gelatin. This is from a well-known
gelatin company’s cook book and we
like it very much for strawberry pie.
Soak 1 envelope plain gelatin in
Vi cup cold water. Cook 3 egg yolks,
slightly beaten, with Vi cup sugar,
1 tablespoonful lemon juice and %
teaspoonful salt In top of double
boiler until of custard consistency,
stirring constantly (must be cooked
in double boiler). Add softened
gelatin to the hot mixture and stir
until dissolved; then add 1 cup
strawberry juice and pulp and
enough red vegetable coloring to
give nice appearance. Cool. When
mixture begins to thicken, fold In 3
stiffly beaten egg whites to which
Vi cup of sugar has been added.
Fill baked pie shell with mixture
and chill. Just before serving
spread a ring of whipped cream
around outside edge next to crust
and allow the red center to show.
The above is the exact recipe from
the gelatin cook book, but I use 1
cup vanilla wafer crumbs mixed with
i/3 cup melted butter for the crust.
Just press it firmly around sides
and bottom of pie pan and allow it
to chill while preparing the filling.
This is both pretty and delicious.
Here is a fruit pie that does not
take any cooking or baking what
soever, so it is grand for hot weather
dessert: Combine 1 cup rice cereal
crumbs with V3 cup melted butter
and '/« cup sugar and press mixture
evenly and firmly around sides and
bottom of pie pan. Chill. (Three
cups rice cereal yield 1 cup fine
crumbs.) Prepare fruit, ad sugar
to taste and pour into crumb pie
shell. Pile sweetened whipped cream
on top. Serve at once. Yield: One
9-inch pie. Note: Strawberries,
raspberries, blueberries, bananas,
fresh or canned peaches are good
served in this way.
If there is room for one more pie
recipe, I would like for you to print
this one as we will soon have those
luscious peaches and at last enough
sugar to make a pie. This one has
sort of a custard all around the
peaches when baked. It’s called
"peach cream pie.” Line 9-inch pie
pan with regular pie crust. Peel
and halve enough peaches to cover
bottom of pan with rounded side up
in shell. Mix Vi cup sugar, 3 table
spoonfuls flour, then add % cup
coffee cream. Stir until smooth and
pour over peaches in shell. Bake 10
minutes at 450 degrees and about 30
minutes longer at 350 degrees. Your
family will ask you to bake this one
as long as the fresh peaches last. It
is delicious.
To Mrs. A. L. V., Washington, who
asked for a change from potato or
tuna salad. Try a package of frozen
mixed vegetables. After cooking
them, chill and mix with your favor
ite salad dressing. This salad with
cold cuts, iced tea, and the pie above
that does not take any baking is
ideal for hot weather.
* a * *
(From Mrt. D. H. B., Washington.)
Borne time ago I noticed a request
for French apple pie. Here is a good
Pastry for deep 9-inch shell. Six
cups apples, 14 to *3 cups sugar, 1
teaspoon nutmeg, 2 tablespoons
flour, Vi cup butter, 54 cup brown
sugar, 1 cup sifted flour.
Method: Line pan with pastry,
chill. Mix apples, sugar, nutmeg
and 2 tablespoons flour. Fill shell.
Cream butter and brown sugar.
Then with fork work in 1 cup flour
to make crumb mixture. Sprinkle
over apples. Bake 15 minutes at 450
degrees, then 30 minutes at 350 de
I would like to have a recipe for
rum cake. I have tried using pre
pared rum flavoring in a pound
cake but the flavor seems to bake
out. At least it doesn’t taste like
those found in some of the better
ho tori ob
* * * *
(From Mrs. P. C. P., Arlington.)
I have taken care of carved
Chinese chests for many years by
going over chest thoroughly with
the dusting attachment of the
vacuum cleaner. If Mrs. A. L. B. of
Falls Church hasn’t a cleaner,
brush carving with toothbrush or
other small brush, then go over It
with brush dipped in small amount
of furniture polish. The chests are
not made with central heating in
mind, so keep it away from the
radiators in the winter.
Regarding Mrs. R. W. L. of Wash
ington’s request for information on
household allowance of 80 dollars
for family of three: She does not
say what she means by Incidentals,
whether soap, wax, ammonia, car
Contributions and requests
must be accompanied by the
sender’s full name and address.
We will withhold both and use
only initials. Please address
mail to the Readers’ Clearing
House, Woman’s Page, The
Evening Star, Washington 4.
View's expressed in the Clear
ing House are not necessarily
those of The Star and, as it
is obviously impossible for us
to test all recipes submitted, we
cannot ’assume responsibility
for them. Betsy Caswell
fare, beauty, etc. ii tne sau is useo
only for food and cleaning aids I
think she can make it, set a good
table and do some entertaining If
she plans carefully.
The two biggest savers are never
to waste any food or buy more than
is needed, and to watch the big ad
vertisements in the Thursday Star
and the morning papers. Since
there ere generally several chair
stores close to each other, skim the
cream from each. Another Impor
tant thing is to buy fruits and veg
I etables in season. They generally
taste better, anyway.
Meat, the most expensive Item
can be stretched; for example, 11
you treat the family to a porter
house steak, get the butcher tc
grind the tail and add enough lean
beef to make a pound. Follow youi
(favorite recipe for meat loaf and
\ you have enough for two days. A
whole ham Is a good buy, especially
when entertaining. You get the
ham water which is good for cook
ing beans, greens, etc.; the hock tc
put with kidney beans or black
eyed peas (good meat substitute*
when properly cooked) and the
small chunks can be ground for ham
croquettes or cut up for Spanish
Ths main* thing Is to think up a
I menu, check It for costs. In these
days you can’t go blithely to market
and get fresh mushrooms, red
raspberries, avocadoes and the first
peaches of the season unless you are
either a bride or a millionaire.
(From Mrs. V. D. P., Alexandria.)
In regard to Mrs. A. L. B., Falls
Church, request lor information or
how to dust a heavily carved cam
phor chest from China. I have
j such a chest and a fine camel's hah
brush came with it for cleaning. 1
doubt if the same style brush could
be secured in this country, but would
suggest purchasing a medium-size
paint brush, with camel's hair bris
tles at any hardware or art good?
store. This type of brush Is stifl
enough to clean all the dust from
the crevices without marring the
finish. I’ve had my chest for 1]
years and have never had trouble
cleaning It.
* * * *
(From Mrs. W. G. S., Washington.,
Is there any one who will give me
directions for stringing beads, tying
a knot between each bead?
* + * *
(From M. £., Washington.)
It seems to me that it isn’t sc
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the manner of the woman program
conductor. Anything along the line of
women’s specific interests fas
separate from those they share with ;
men), fashions, house management,
self-improvement, but delivered in
a friendly, informal manner, that is
not condescending, that is not an
attempt to teach or preach. The
material must be authentic, of
course, but since almost every va
riety of women’s news is already
represented on the air, I believe
that success lies in the personality
and presentation rather than in an
unusual subject. If you are not an
outstanding authority in some par
ticular field listen to Ruth Crane
on WMAL for a stimulating pro
gram on varied subjects of interest
to women presented in a capable
manner. One thing to keep in mind
is that we are interested in our
selves, first of all, a human trait, and
in acquiring benefits to ourselves, of
all practical philosophical or es
thetic nature. Other programs pro
vide entertainment or forms of
escape, a woman’s program must im
part a personal benefit, must, in ad
dition to its authenticity, have
j humor, understanding, must point
to high Ideals and compliment the
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for record enthusiasts: An at
;ractively designed'bench that lends
:harm and distinction to your home
’umishings and serves as an excel -
ent storage place for albums. Its
iize Is approximately 15x18x26
nches and it is covered in durable
iimulated leather, that is washable,
rhe bench holder will accommodate
ip to 125 records in albums. There
ire three compartments, two small
>nes where you can keep the cur
rent hits and one larger one for
:hose popular tunes of a few seasons
jack. Your records are safe from
varping and free from dust. The
jench comes in tan, ivory, green,
ose and maroon, so you have a
vide choice in selecting the best
rolor for your room.
'our beauty accessories In an at
tractive plastic vanity that includes
l puff and sifter compact, a large
nlrror, comb, cigarette compart
nent and space for a lipstick and
:ven a tiny dram of perfume.
Squipped with a large mesh-type
landle for easy carrying, this case
nay be obtained In white, black, red
>r shell with gold-colored metal
Tim. Very inexpensive in price for
luch a convenience.
Plastic this, plastic that, this time
t’s a plastic jumbo garment bag!
rhat is, the bag is mad'/ of dear
olastie-coated material in pastels
ind floral prints to match your
:loset accessories. The Jumbo size Is
arge enough to accommodate 16
laments and a 36-inch zipper
nakes It easy to get to them. Be
sides the fact these bags are a life
saver for your clothes, they add
nuch to the appearance of the
orderliness of the closet.
As the fashion editor is out of town
sve’ll presume to tip off the read
; ers about a new “unmentionable on
I the market would be timely. There
is being launched a new, patented
slip that is unlike any other in a few
respects. For instance, the built-in
bias cup in the shield has the grace
j ful contour of a shapely bra. Usually
| a slip flattens the bustline, but this
I particular design helps flatter it.
Then, there is a wide, all-around
band of lastex that controls the
midriff and helps to produce a
smoother waistline and allows for
a more graceful effect at front and
back. The absence of seams at
sides prevents bulging and twisting.
It is made In dressmaker style, of
preshrunk crepe and may be ob
tained in white, black, petal pink or
trousseau blue in the length to suit
longer skirts.
Treat your youngsters and their
neighborhood friends to a six-play
gym set. There are two swings, two
horizontal bars, one trapeze bar and
one set of flying rings. It stands
extra tall, 7 feet, 2 Inches high In
| order to provide extra long swing.
Ball-bearing hangers are featured
and the 2-lnch steel tubing has a
bright, rust-reaistant aluminum fin
ish. Come fall, the gym set could be
used in the recreation room with a
few padded mattresses underneath
In case of a fall.
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Dismer's Great
Hundreds of Items
V2 on<* More
Three Days—Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Emptying our shelves to renew high qual
ity merchandise, we hove prepored a
Rummage Sale of shop-worn stock items,
many at below cost. Some merchandise
damaged, but offered to you at sensa
tionally low prices. All soles final, no
exchanges or charges.
Below are just a few of the many items
offered in this tale:
bar boys
water jugs
blackout shades
erushed eannister sets
cooking sets
fish bowls
sleeve boards
Incomplete dish sets
one only, damaged bar set
canoe seats
high ball stirrers
broken toys
bumper jacks
ash tray sets
cookie cutters
hockey sticks
stop-on cans
trosh cans
bread boxes
™ironing boards, no cavers
ODD LOT PAINTS soiled lamp shades
klddia ears
Sapolin and Du Pont children's wooden choirs
At Less Than Cost ^toirt^xes, without keys
———■——* vases
party sets
cigarette boxes, plastic
stirrup pumps
rw'r ju;« This Sale—Store Open Daily, 8 to 6; Saturday, 8 to 9

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