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She Will Say I'll Take a < >' : ... . ....... •' ■ ' • . • . V > . . . ' ■ ' ' Shown Above—Californio made suede coats in West-Coast colors. May be worn with belt, fitted, or without, boxy fashion, 49.95 OTHER SHORT COATS—for sports, for dress wear. Choose from fleeces, and fine broadcloths. In black and bright colors. Only---39.00 SWEATERS—Angora and wool slipover , sweater in pink, blue, white or maize, 4.95 SKIRTS—A large and varied array of new skirts to wear with sweaters or blouses, for country weekends, for the office. Suede skirt shown, 16.95 Othtr Skirts S.97 to 19.95 Christmas Gift Wrapping Fifth Floor. New Charge Accounts Invited Readers Clearing House ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Information and requests sent in by the following have been forwarded to those for whom they were intended: Washington—Mrs. J. C. F., Mrs. H. E. McK., Mrs. F. K., Mrs. E. F., Mrs. C. C. C., Mrs. M. R., G. L. S„ Mrs. J.. F. R„ Mrs. A. J. L., P. C. L., L. B. D. . Mrs. E. B. M., Mrs. R. L. H.. Mrs. A. P.. Mrs. L. F.. Mrs. C. M. F., Mrs. W. J. B.. Mrs. N. M., Mrs. J. S. M., M. G. Alexandria—Mrs. F. T. E., Mrs. M. C., E. B. Arlington— H. L. C.. Mrs. J. R„ Mrs. N. S.. Mrs. J. N. O., Mrs. E. M. G., Mrs. V. C. C., Mrs. J. M., Mrs. G. M. R.. Miss E. M. C., R. H. S.. Mrs. J. M. H.. Mrs. H. J. H., Mrs. C. de C. Chevy Chase— Mrs H. O., L. S. C. Cumber stone—Mrs. A. C. R.. Falls Church—Mrs. J. G. W., Mrs. F. J. K., Mrs. F. J. M. Fernleigh, Ontario—W. C. W. Glenn Dale Mrs. J. L. R. Greenbelt—M. N., Mrs. W. H.. HyattsvUle—Mrs. E. E. S. La Plata—Mrs. E. R. K. McLean—Mrs. R. E. W. Mount Rainier—Mrs. C. H. McC. Sara sota. Fla.—M. D Silver Spring —Mrs. R. E. S., Mrs. R. M. G. i , Upper Marlboro—M. C. Vienna Mrs. A. E. H. BOYS ROOM DECORATIONS. i From C. H. P., Alexandria.) In answer to Mrs. B. S. H., Alex andria; As a suggestion, my son’s room was maple, bed, chest, desk, bookcase and standing bed light with a rotary table half way down the shaft. Your furniture can be painted to harmonize with any color—in this case, I would say a warm green. For floor coverings I bought India druggett rugs, 5 by 7. The background Is tan with a brown, green and orange de sign. For curtains I bought ordi nary unbleached cotton and made them myself, using as a border cotton bias tape, which can be purchased at the 10-cent stores; a row of brown, a row of green, a row of orange, stitched closely together. The full width of un bleached cotton may be used for each side of window or split for each side with a 9-inch valance (bordered the same) to meet each side of the top. , For a bedspread I bought a candlewick—so easy to wash and keep clean with no ironing—in beige and brown. On his desk a big green blotter in the customary cornered forms, also 10-cent store.. The lamp shade on his table bed light carries out the green, yel low, orange and beige. There is plenty of color to be attractive and yet most serviceable for a boy who may come in a little bit dusty. The color of your walls must be up to you. When you get this far, you will know what you want for a background. Hope this may help. I know your problem. * * * * HOUSE PROBLEM? (From Mrs. H. T., Washington.) We are thinking of buying a house tfcat has no basement and would like to have some informa tion from the readers as to whether or not the floor in this type home is warm enough. We have two children and would like to get opinions, good or bad, be fore we sign the contract. The house has gas air-conditioned heat. As we are limited as to time, we would appreciate any suggestions. * * * a RENTING FURNITURE. (From Mrs. M.K.W., Washington.) For M. E. H., Falls Church, in reference to renting children’s furniture: In the yellow pages of the classified directory, page 312, "Furniture,” you will find listed a firm that rents baby furniture. I have also noticed an ad in the classified column of The Star con cerning this problem, but I can’t remember the name now. Hope this Information will be of some value to you. TouUTs Mint Sauce for Lamb: Com bine % cup sugar, V3 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon shaved lemon rind, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint. Let stand awhile. CHOCOLATE POTATO CAKE. (From Mrs. G. H. L., Berryville.) Boil, then chill, 2 medium-sized potatoes, take 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup grated choco late. 1 cup unblanched almonds, ground, or 1 cup finely chopped nut meats (black walnuts are ex cellent), l’/2 cups cake flour, Yt teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons baking powder, V2 teaspoon salt, V2 cup cream or milk, Y$ teaspoon salt, white or chocolate icing. Grate the boiled and chilled po tatoes—there should be about 1 cup, cream the 2 cups sugar and the butter until very light. Beat in one at a time the egg yolks. Stir in the grated chocolate and the ground almonds or nut meats, add the grated potatoes. Sift be fore measuring the dry ingredi ents and add in 3 parts to the butter mixture alternately with the Y2 cup cream or milk. Beat the batter until smooth after each addition. Whip the whites of the eggs until stiff with Y» teaspoon salt. Fold them lightly into the cake batter. Bake in a 9-inch greased tube pan in a moderate oven 350 degrees for one hour. Ice with either chocolate or white icing. (From C. S., Hyattsville.) Two cups sugar, V* cup butter, 2*2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 cup sour milk, Va cup almonds (chopped), V* teaspoon cloves, Va teaspoon cinnamon, S cups cooked potatoes (riced or mashed), cold; 5 eggs, Va cup cocoa. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend well. Add soda to sour milk. Add alter nately with flour to which the spices have been added. Add cocoa, then the cold potatoes and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or till toothpick comes out dry when inserted in 10-inch pan, greased. * * * * MAKING MEN’S TRIGGER MITTENS? (From Miss M. L. G„ Washington.) I would like to know if any of your readers have directions for making men's trigger mittens? These are regular men’s mittens, except that they have both a thumb and a forefinger to enable a person to shoot a gun without removing them. Contributions and requests must be accompanied by the sender’s full name and ad dress. We will withhold both and use only initials. Please address mall to the Readers’ Clearing House, Woman’s Page, The Evening Star, Washington 4. Views expressed In the Clearing House are not neces sarily those of The Star and, as it is obviously impossible for us to test all recipes sub mitted. we cannot assume re sponsibility for them. Betsy Caswell CLIMATE OP FLORIDA. (From Mrt. R. A. H., Takoma Park.) To Mrs. K. M., Manlius. N. Y.: Let us face it. What may be good for one may not be good for another. You do have a problem and I wish I could give you the right answer. First of all, what did your doctor say? If the climate was good for your son, but no work in that town for your husband, you have an other problem to face. It would mean two homes to keep up. As I explained in a recent letter, work is only seasonal in most of the tourist towns and then they do hire additional help. There are a good many cities in Florida that are year-'round business places. Then, too, going South now you will find prices on rents going up and after Christmas they go up again. That may not be true of all cities, but be sure you find out before you go. September and October are good months to get started for the South. June or July are even bet ter, you then can get a year around rent much cheaper. Here are a few suggestions that I can give you: If you have a friend who is going South perhaps she could take your child to try to find out if it is the climate he needs. It would take at least a month to show results. Remember, too, most of the cities along the coast are only a few feet above sea level and you do find lots of dampness there. The sunshine is wonderful and healing for some things but other conditions may not show any re sults. Maybe your son needs a higher, dry climate and that, of course, would take you to another place. I know of a little girl from Massachusetts who had colds year in and year out. Her family moved to St. Petersburg and she never had a cold after that. Sickness of a son forced them to move back to Massachusetts after three years in St. Petersburg. I haven’t heard if the colds returned or not, but the child was healthy in Florida. What I have heard and seen about the sun and climate in Florida and the good it has done would 1111 a book. If you can afford it it is a chance you will have to take to be sure before you break up your home. If you could contact some one who runs a full-time nursery school that would be a way also, as your child would get care and schooling and still you would keep your family together. Let him stay South during the winter and come back home in the spring. Maybe a couple of seasons will cure him. Your American Red Cross chapter may be able to contact a place for him by writing to the Red Cross chapter in the city you pick out. I think it can be done if you will explain your story to them. I work as a volunteer in the nursery school and the crippled children’s clinic as a Gray Lady for the Red Cross, and I know they do help. ThwChamber of Commerce also has a list of full and part time nursery schools. Write to them also. There are many children like your son, who need that four or five months of Florida sunshine. I’ve often thought about it and wished I were able to rent a place to take care of them on a non-profit basis. Maybe some day that wish can come true. /So many need it. Good luck to you. * * * * GIFTS BOYS CAN MAKE. <From Mrs. M. B. G., Alexandria.) To the lady interested in some thing for Scouts to make for Christmas presents: Buy some 6 or 8 inch in diam eter tin pans and paint them cream or white. Buy cute floral decals and and apply artistically in center and around sides. Then paste knick-knack on the little lip that extends on the top. Nice as small trays. GIFT NEGLIGEES FOR A WOMAN / f I You'll find o lorge selection of fine negligees for the mature figure, at Riziks. i * Models illustrated, are: <• * A. Zonnana Cloth woven royon ond wool for wormth without bulk. • Coochmon style with appliqued lace. Sizes 18 to 38. $59.95 B. Rich, woshable rayon I velvet, festooned with ap- l pliqued lace. Sizes 38J to 42. } $59.95 j ___ , RiziicBro^ M9 muEcncvn mcnum 'Shop-Talk' You can do just as professional a job as these in flower arranging, with on attractive container and a special aluminum "frog" which fits securely on the inside. By Dorothy Bihlmon It's smart, it's easy to beautify your home with one of several types of floral containers. The photo shows the different sized containers as well as the various ways flowers may be arranged. There is a factory representative in attendance at one of the local stores to explain how to use the items with either fresh or arti ficial flowers. Arranging flowers is an art. Each bloom should be shown individually, yet the overall effect should be one of unity. You can do a professional job with one of these arrangements. The “frog” which fits inside of the container is a boon to flower arrangers. It is all aluminum with two non-fer ros weights on the bottom. It ivrust proof and the weights pre vent tipping and form a perfect balance for candles and flowers. The multiple hole arrangement is designed to hold and lock se curely various size flowers and decorations at any angle desired. The large center holes are made for regular size candles or molded candles. The small holes will take thin flower tapers. The flower ta pers may be held upright or at an angle. Start out by getting one of these “frogs” and using it in a glass or pottery container, and then “build-up” with one of the small square containers or the medium size long one at a later date. You see, you can purchase each item individually or as a whole unit. The trays are lovely and are drawn from one piece of sixteen gauge metal. The outside is buffed to a high luster. This luster is preserved by t baked transparent finish. They are available in various metals such as aluminum, copper, either bright or antique and brass. The finishes include silvertone. bronzetone, coppertone, and goldtone. Here's an ideal Christmas gift! A plastipac gift box which con tains in its smooth transparency an unusual utility gift. Combined in one package are sixteen indi vidual items each in clear, delicate, sturdy polyethylene plastic. They are garment and miscellaneous bags for traveling and home use. The nicely wrapped package in crystal and gold throughout is ideal not only for Christmas but ; for wedding, shower and travel gifts. There are two garment bags —one 36 inches long, the other 54. Two shoe bags, two hosiery pack its, one glove container, 1 blouse or sweater protector, 2 purse cases. 1 lingerie case, 1 miscellany pack-it which is large enough for various garments, or to pack soiled clothes and keep separate from other clothing in travel case. Also includ ed are two handkerchief cases. Tha usefulness of the contents and at tractiveness of the package should suit any woman regardless of age, taste or color preferences. The | price gives the satisfaction of a 1 quality gift and yet is a sensible expenditure. Why Grow Old? Back Talk for Tension r By Josephine Lowman I have one friend who is very tense, who is so constantly up there battling life (often when there is nothing to battle but herself), that the first thing I automatic ally say to her is, “Relax!” I am quite fond of her and she is stimulating and wonderful. This has become such a habit that she laughs when I say it to her be cause both she and I know it is wise advice. I do not know why people tie themselves up in knots! Of course, life is no bowl of cherries. It is real and often very rugged, but those who approach it in a some what relaxed manner get more from it. You can work like the dickens and meet a heavy sched ule. ^nd still live and work in a relaxed way. It doesn’t help to place your tongue at the top of your mouth, grind your teeth and tense every muscle in your body. You will probably not accomplish so much as you would have if you did not do those things. You can do only so much in a day and also preserve sanity and health. You cannot hurry th« bus. You cannot hwrry the train. You cannot hurry the plane. You cannot hurry the subway. You cannot hurry the taxi. You cannot fight traffic without danger to you and to others. You cannot hurry most people without irritating them! You cannot hurry life. It hurries you if you let it. If you approach life in a re laxed mood you make better judg ments. you act more graciously, you live longer, you look prettier I You will be in the mood for dis covery of the many inspiring and humorous elements which living holds ifcr every human being. If you would like to have my spinal exercises send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request for leaflet No. 16, “Back Talk,” to Josephine Lowman in care of The Evening Star. SSai^^^W»m^^»CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE DISCRIMINATING VCITTON — French Lus„a;e — Du rope's Finest. It has retained this exact appearance and duality for almost a century. * a “SADDLE” ARMCHAIR ASHTRAY —An authentic miniature riding saddle of pigskin complete with Chromium-plated stirrupa — forma the base to an ashtray that will firmly ridethe arm of the favorite chair --*00 DUNHILL HOLLA- ..IS—You eon't roll your own, but you eon roll your light In 14k gold. 180.00; In rhodium, lO.OOi In dtitlngutshed gold pinto-18.00 CHELSEA CLOCK AND BAROME TER BOOK ENDS—Bronze el*ht day clock, thermometer and French Baudot barometer. aUver dlBlt on thla handsome pair-1B7.B* * LIGHTWEIGHT LUGGAGE (for those who really want it)—Illus trated is either Shoe or Overnight ease. Weighs ltt pound and is GOLF BALL MABKER — cnrome finished and precision made to (Ira a lifetime of valuable service. Initialed without eharce-»•»» all micr* me. tax