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B- THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. ' WEDNESDAY. MASCH M. IMS Thurs., Fri., Sat. SALE OF HATS V" lovely, lilting and low-priced • • • Reg . Much Higher Priced ftxtWTßXSJlttf+T FROM $5 00 MP| STRAWS STYLES COLORS ’ jgf Zenith Bumpers («ith «u't trim) * Picopal Sailors Lilac *. Si Si so Is | Off-face Wheat |ra|Hh Also Bonnets Pique Pill Box ,c ® | B,ut TILL 9 P.M. Felts Berets Navy • MILLINERY SECOND FLOOR w / i /oSkt FABULOUS SAVINGS! JUST ARRIVED 152 Spring Suits Our Easter surprise for you! Included are famous Forstmarm Milateens, Juilliard Planateens, Imported and Domestic fabrics . . . short ond long jackets, slim and flared skirts . . . and ooh! what colors! Sizes misses. * d '•’m* ' >• -r .. 1 *■ - / ' » ■.. 41 Suits were originally $69.95 vl \ jh INES • FLANNELS • SHARKSKINS • NOVELI % I now F Street at 12th 1 ■l'."".: ■ I , J, hm^mwp—« Problems Today By Muriel Nissen DEAR MDBS NISSEN: I tun a woman of 26. married, with two children and a good husband. Yet I woity all the time about noth ing. The most awful thoughts keep going through my mind and I can’t settle down to enjoy any thing. I don’t seem able to think of any one but myself. Doctors say there’s nothing wrong with me, that I have to help myself overcome this worrying habit. Could you advise me how to for get unpleasant thoughts, and to think about others instead of my self? I don’t want to go any where by myself, r know if I can’t overcome this falling I won’t be good for any one. BETTY N. ANSWER: In spite of what the doctors tell you, I think there is probably physical weakness some where that is largely responsible for your condition. They may not have given you as thorough a check-up as you should have, and for that I suggest either a visit to another doctor, or to the clinic of your local hospital. Whether you are physically ill or not, there is a great deal you can do to help yourself, and I think you would find religion your greatest source of comfort and assistance. If you would substi tute a prayer -for some of the anxieties that cross your mind during the day, you’d drive out much of the worry that besets you. FOr more specific help, why not see your pastor and have a lengthy talk with him? If you don’t have a church affiliation, make one as soon as possible. This really will help you more than anything. The important thing for you to do is stop thinking about your self, and apparently housework isn’t enough for an outlet for your thoughts. Some sort of social service or welfare work would also be good for you. Help ing out with the local Red Cross, with a Girl Scout troop, or as a Den Mother with Cub Scouts, would keep your mind and hands so busy the worry-bird wouldn’t . have a chance to fly in. i When some of these aids have improved your mental and emo tional condition somewhat, con centrate more on your home. Keeping a home and two young children should be pretty much of a full-time job if properly done. Cooking can be quite an art; making draperies and slip covers provides a challenge that will be an additional help in over coming the inferiority that is really at the base of all your trouble. You ask me to send you a good-kick piece. There is -no amulet that will give you a con tented mind. Learn a few prayers to say in your moments of dis tress and you’ll have no need to rely on a charm. i * -SPECIAL PURCHASE! I* Now, at the season’s peak, top designer spring suits, completely hand tailored, done for us exclusively in the newest worsted fabrics in Forstmann’s Juilliard, Miron, Hockanum and Pacific ribs, flannels, crepe, groslaines, sharkskins and gabardines. Navy, black, green, blue, beige, in group sizes 12-18. • Usually they’d be 85.00 to 100.00, Now, amazing, at only 69.95 / .fill S /■fA li 1 v* JMMV' PARKING IS FREE AT FRANKLIN SIMON 4250 CONNECTICUT AVENUE ORDWAY 6700 OPEN THURSDAY 9:30 All TO 9:00 P.M. Readers' Clearing House Conducted by BETSY CASWELL CAFE CURTAINS. (From Mrs. R. A. K„ Richmond.) j In answer to Mrs. C. H. H., Washington, who requested infor mation on making case curtains,' I would like to offer a few eugges-; tions. Ever since I made my first j pair, last fall, I have beefo help-! mg my friends make them and they are the answer to a prayer for easier curtains to hang and launder. I suggest that you use a sturdy material such as Indianhead or denim. Measure the length of the nrea to be covered with curtain adding 4 extra inches. The scalloped top where the rings go will be 3 inches, finished, al-1 lowing for a 2-inch hem at the bottom and 1-inch less for the space taken up by the brass ring. You can purchase the rings by the dozen and seven are needed for each strip. Two tiers are best for unusually long windows and a simple ruffle at the top of the frame gives it a finished look. I use them only on the lower half of a regular size window and hang a contrasting ruffle overhead. I made a cardboard template as a guide for the scallops and I would be most happy to send you one You trace the pattern with a pencil, after folding over the top 3 inches with right sides together, pinning as you go. I merely stitch along the line and cut out the scallops before trim ming and turning to the right side. The brass rings are sewn on at the seven points and then you hem the side hems and the bottom. See! There’s really noth ing to it. They are simple to make once you catch on and you’ll love them. (From D. J., Washington.) I have a suggestion for Mrs, C H H„ Washington, in regard to making case curtains. Reader •Service House and Garden, 420 Lexington avenue, New York, 17, N. Y„ will send an instruction sheet on making these curtains free of charge. The instruction sheet was mentioned in the March 1951, issue of House and Garden. ** * * HEEL MARKS; i FOOD RROBLEM. GARDENIA PLANTS? 1 (From Mrs. L. C. T., Silver Spring.) Mrs. H. E. F.: I believe that turpentine will remove the rubber ' heel marks. In any case, if her - husband will specify non-marking ' heels when having shoes repaired ■ I think he will find the shoe ’ repairman can give him a choice. 1 If you spend a lot of time nag ’ ging your children to eat their 1 meals, take a vacation now and - then by letting them eat what < they want for a whole day— - cookies, ginger ale and even '< candy. They probably won’t die ’ of it. Next day watch them tackle their food. You may even get k quite philosophic watching them 1 gorge on baked potatoes and tuna • fish. You may even turn over a i new leaf. Would some one please tell me I how to take care of a gardenia plant? j ~ Mold on cheese? Simply ! scrape iloff-cheese underneath is as good as ever SHAMPOOING CHILD’S HAIR. PAINTING METAL TOYS? . (From Mrs. H. A. G., Arlington.) Mrs. J. E. M., Arlington: A i gadget called a “shampoo shade’’ i is very good for washing a child’s : hair. It consists of a large plas tic brim that fits like a picture hat. The middle is open. When you shampoo the hair, the water , and suds flow over the brim which . is wide enough so that it doesn’t i run down the infant’s face or neck. • It can be purchased at any drug i or department store. I Can some one please help me? Is there any plastic material or anything that can be used for painting toys (bicycles, wagons, > etc) that will protect them from 1 rust? I guess it has to be color ' less. Toys get ruined so quickly I especially when left outdoors and , they get caught in the rain. i** * * 5 SUGGESTIONS, i (From Mrs. M. F„ Welcome, Md.) 1 To the young bride and mother: • The squirming baby can be fed in the high chair successfully. I am sure if you will not coax him to take more than he wants, he will settle down. He probably en -1 joys this pushing away of your b hand as a sort of game. The new r method may not work the first r meal or two, but if he eats lightly ; for a few meals he will eat quickly I and eagerly later when he gets ; really hungry. Bluing will streak clothes if not • fully dissolved. Try the instant r dissolving beaded type. , l** * * t SUGGESTION. - (From C. M. M., Washington) i Instead of throwing away all i the advertising that comes through • the malls, make kitchen note b sheets by tearing them into i squares and using the blank side, iOn rainy days, fidgety junior i could be put to work cutting them into note paper size. Cut out the > end of a small cardboard box, i such as a eandy box, and make a holder for note paper. ! CO-OPERATIVE NURSERY. (From K. C. W., WashingtonJ The Meridian Hill Co-operative Nursery School, located at Fif teenth and Harvard streets N.W., iis now considering applicants for the fall term, which will start on October 1. The school employs two qualified, experienced teach ers for its two groups of children, 3 and 4 years old, and is well equipped for both Indoor and outdoor play. The program is diversified and gives opportunity for music, rhythmic play, crafts, creative and dramatic art. Moth ers are accepted on both partici pating and non - participating - vacancies for the present term basis. There may be a few vacancies for the present term arising during the next few months. For application blanks and other information, call Mrs. Harvey Wise, Ordway 6575, mem bership chairman; or Mrs. Lloyd Simson, Tuckerman 1439, presi dent. ** * * TWO PROBLEMS?. (From Mrs. E. A. W„ Arlington.) I wonder if any of you readers i can help me with two problems? L I have a maple platform rocker > and the finish is wearing off the . arms. Could this finish be re . moved and a , mellow pine or . fruitwood finish be given the [ wood? How should I go about - it? (I don’t have the patience for i a tedious sandpapering job.) b Also the tile floor of our shower . stall has become very discolored. ! Neither cleansers nor bleaches make any impression on it. Can ? any one suggest what might be f used? r** * * REMOULADE SAUCE. 1 (From Mrs. J. C. R.. Alexandria) ‘ In response to the lady from j Virginia who asked for a recipe for memoulade. Make a French dressing as follows: Two table spoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon pre- I pared horseradish, 1 tablespoon . creole mustard, 6 shallots or ‘ chives, two or three sprigs of J parsley, 1 clove of garlic or 1 tea -1 spoon garlic salt. Rub bowl with * the clove or garlic. Mix well. ' Make a second mixture of 1 r tablespoon tarragon vinegar, 1 v teaspoon salt, >4 teaspoon black t pepper, 3 tablespoons olive oil and \ 1 teaspoon prepared creole mus \ tard. s Mix vinegar, salt and pepper thoroughly. Blend oil with mus t tard, adding oil first drop by drop . then in small quantities. Beat constantly. Add the vinegar, salt and pepper solution slowly—a few drops at a time. When the last of the oil and vinegar have been 1 mixed in, the second dressing is i ready to be mixed with the first, e Use a rotary beater to mix sauce o well. A little more olive oil or the well-mashed yolk of a hard r boiled egg may be added if de x sired. . e This is a combination of New :, Orleans recipes which I have used » over the years. I hope the lady from Virginia may like it, too.