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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. WHPAT, DECEMBER 31, IWH Fashion Notebook 13 Cited As Best Dressed By Eleni A Queen, a Princess, a Duchess, an Ambassador and the wife of an Ambassador were among those named on the best-dressed list for 1954. The customary 10 best dressed women rose to a lucky 13 due to ties in the ballot ing. Undisputed first place went to Mrs. William Paley, wife of the head of CBS. who has been on the list for years. Three Washington personal ities—Mme. Henri Bonnet, wife of the retiring French Am bassador: Mrs. Harold E. Tal bott, wife of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Mrs. Wil liam Randolph Hearst, jr„ share the fashion spotlight with 10 other women whose distinguished taste in dress brought them recognition. Queen Frederiko Listed Queen Frederika of Greece shared 10th place with Grace Kelly. Hollywood film star, in the votes of 1,500 fashion de signers, society writers, editors and socialites of America and Europe. In last year’s poll, the Duchess of Windsor barely was mentioned, tying for Readers' Clearing House PAJAMA SEPARATES? (Mrs. E. A. R., Hyattsville) Can one of the readers give me the name and address of the concern that sells pajama tops and pajama pants separ ately? I would greatly appre ciate this information. ** * * ADULT CLASSES. (M. N. P., Washington) The City-Wide Division of the District Recreation De partment announces that the evening centers for adult rec reation will reopen on Mon day after being closed for the holiday season. A variety of activities is being offered by the division. New groups open to the pub lic will be formed at the Thomson Center, Twelfth and L streets northwest. On Mon days at 8 p.m. classes in Span ish, basketry and ceramics are offered. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. there are classes in art in struction. Two new bridge groups will begin at Roosevelt Center, Thirteenth and Upshur streets, N.W. The beginners meet on Tuesdays, and the intermediate on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. Other groups at Roosevelt Cen ter will continue as scheduled in the fall—art, rug-making, “French for Fun,” dramatics and others. A new class in art will open at Western Center, Thirty fifth and R streets, N.W. on Monday at 8 p.m. The Cardozo, Gamet-Patterson and Banne ker Centers will have their usual activities. In addition, at the Barnet-Patterson Center there will be a basketball league for women conducted oh Thursday evenings, with three games being played each week. For any information in regard to the City-Wide Divi sion’s winter program call the Recreation Office at Adams 4- 2050 and ask for the City-Wide Division. A program of the winter activities is available Why Grow Old? Friends Say I'm Thin, Am I Really Heavy? By Josephine Lowman Q. “I am 16 years old; 5 feet 6 Inches tall and weigh 126 pounds. My bust measures 34% inches; waist, 27 inches, a#d hips 37 inches. I know my measurements are off but what about my weight? My friends think I look thin but when I am all dressed up I think I look awfully heavy. Most of my weight is in my diaphragm and my abdomen. Please advise.” A. Your weight is just about perfect. Your measurements are very little off the beam. You are allowed a difference of two inches between the bust and hip measurements and you have only a half-inch more. I suggest that you take waist slimming exercises if you would like to lose some fat over the diaphragm. You might also take bust develop ing exercises. Q. “I am 14 years old; 5 feet 2% inches tall and weigh 111 pounds. My bust measures 34 inches; waist, 25 inches, and hips. 35 inches. Am I over weight and are my measure ments very bad?” A. You«are not the least bit overweight and your measure ments are remarkably good for a girl of your age. Q. “Please tell me what you think of my figure. I am 24 years old. medium build, 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weigh 139 pounds. My bust measures Oriental Cream m is ...beautifies the Wfh W cotwpbrion Yow ■ JiV /iw n| BUI IW MUR festitia E mr ON BEST-DRESSED LlST—Three named on the 1954 list of best-dressed women who are well known in Washing ton include (left to right) Mme. Bonnet, wife of the 10th place with Mary Martin, stage and screen star. This time the Duchess shared sec ond place with Mrs. Byron Foy, New York socialite. Mrs. Talbott Cited Mrs. Talbott, frequently named as a best-dressed woman in America, tied with Mrs. Hearst for ninth place in the famous fashion poll conducted by the New York Dress Institute’s Couture Group since 1940. Princess Margaret Rose of Great Britain, Mme. Louis and will be mailed on request to the Recreation office. ** * * QUERY? (Mrs. P. S., Washington) I do hope there is some one who can tell me how to make small oval rugs lie flat on the floor. I’ve tried ironing them but they still pucker and are really dangerous. Thank you. ** * * ADVICE ON TRIPLETS? (Mrs. L. D. V., Washington) I am about to have triplets and I desparately need to know any tried and true methods for caring for 3 new babies. How shall 1 sleep them? Is there a time-having method for feed ing them? Is it wise to buy a carriage for three? Will one playpen be satisfactory? What is the best way for them to travel in a car when they are infants? Thanks for any help. ** * * The Garden Co - operative Nursery School at 8005 East ern drive, Silver Spring, is now accepting applications for the enrollment of children aged 2'/ a to 5 years. These may be for the balance of this school year or for next fall. This is a non-profit, co-operative, mother-participation type of school and operated from 9 to 12 five days weekly. If inter ested, please call Mrs. Geiger at Juniper 5-6145 or the school •at Juniper 9-3217, for further information. ** * * START CLUB? (Mrs. R. M„ Arlington) I am interested in organiz ing a campers’ club, but need advice and help in getting started. I want a club where veteran campers would have a chance to tell of their experi ences and newcomers could benefit by their knowledge. Meetings could be very inter esting with an exchange of snapshots, etc. Could any one give me some ideas or sugges tions? Contact me through RCH. 37 inches: waist. 27 inches, and hips 37 inches.” A. You are not really over weight and your measurements are in good proportion. How ever. you might lose about 5 pounds. Q. “I am 49 years old. For more than a year I have been using a hormone cream. It has improved my complexion but T have heard that it is dangerous to continue using a hormone cream If so, why?” A. When hormone creams first came on the market years ago there was some concern in the medical profession that these creams might lead to cancer or have a dangerous effect on a woman who was susceptyile to cancer. I would always rather you would take your doctor’s opinion than mine on this subject but I have talked with distinguished phy sicians and dermatologists about this and today most feel that these creams are safe. I myself use one. W I Memorable Food ot Moderate Prices NEW YEAR'S DAY DINNER I $ 2.00 and Up 7101 Brookville Rd., Chevy Chase, Md. OL. 2-8820 Omt Comm. Apa. to 7100 Block (Taylor St.), Tarn Right 3 Block* Ample Parking H Arpels of Paris and New York, Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vander bilt of New York; Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, United States Ambassador to Italy, and Mme. Arturo Lopez-Will shaw of Paris were others named to the 1954 best-dressed roster. Dropped from this year’s list was the Secretary of Health, Education and Wel fare, Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby. She and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, however, received a great many votes, along ■k v *' "2m 9 |L£b nHH|' K v ''Mr I IP w' HHH9n||hb . j? —Morton and Roland Photo. HOLIDAY PARTY —Broyhill, the Arlington residence of Representative Brayhili's parents, was the scene of the Women's Division of the Arlington Chamber of Com merce Christmas party. More than 400 members and their guests were present. Here, enjoying the refreshments, are (left to right) Mrs. Robert McCann, president of the Women's Division; Mrs. Leon Logan, a member of the committee; Mrs. L. H. Blevins, chairman of the committee, and Robert Johnson, managing director of the Chamber of Commerce. Dub-U-Tante Ball Held At Shoreham Twelve of the town’s young bachelors who have been in more stag lines than "out the past two weeks had their turn last night to bask in the spot light. For two weeks now during the current whirl of . debu tante parties the bachelors have stood in the stag lines, escorted the young ladies from < one event to another, and danced their feet off until the early hours. Not that they didn’t have a good time doing it, but they thought they’d have some fun too. In best lampoon style, the twelve young men, most of them home from college, “made their debut” to local society at the third annual Dub-U-Tante Ball at the Shoreham Hotel. Spectacular Entrances The hi-jinks got under way around 9:30 when 12 made their way via sliding board and wearing Bermuda shorts, tail coats, derbies with pink carnations tucked in the hat band, and knee socks, in retiring French Ambassador; United States Ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce, and jMrs. Harold E. Talbott, wife of the Secretary of the Air Force. with the Duchess of Kent; Mrs. Winston Guest, a former second - place winner, and movies stars, Marlene Dietrich and Irene Dunne. Winning Ways Some of the fashion fancies of the winners include the Duchess of Windsor’s prefer ence for small off-the-face hats; Mrs. Paley’s liking for gay printed silks topped by simple wool coat; Mrs. Foy’s penchant for a wardrobe of black, white, sapphire blue their lapels they balanced oversized corsages of carrots, onions and lettuce leaves. Benefit Cause The event, given for the benefit of the District Speech Clinic Foundation, was spon sored by a number of notables including the Australian Am bassador and Lady Spender, who were there to see their 19-year-old son, John, “come out.” The new “dubutantes” are the Messrs. George W. Cory IH, Thompson G. Daniel, jr., James Gaffney, Nelson Beck NO, 46 OF A SERIES OF FACTS ABOUT THE NATION’S CAPITAL FUN IN THE WHITE HOUSE Neither President Truman’s White House balcony nor President Eisenhowers golf practice on the I II lawn .has given rise to the number of jibes, pro-* I | r tests and jokes that President John JfH L®Y dpS|P? BUILDING ASSOCIATION 1407 G ST., N.W. • ST. 3-2200 and navy; Mme. Arpels’ en dorsement of magnificent eve ning dresses that set oil her exquisite’' jewelry collection; Mrs. Hearst’s fondness for wearing unusual clothes; Madame Bonnet’s strong sense of chic based on “sobriety in taste” which means, too, she buys carefully and sparingly; Ambassador Luce’s idea that looking feminine during busi ness hours includes pinning a fresh flower occasionally on her suit, and Queen Frederika’s preference for light colors. 1 Johnson, Anthony Koones, Herbert Robbins Edson, Paul Krogh, Thomas John Owen, Gilbert J. Parr, jr., David Thomas Price 111, James Schuyler and John Spender. Leap year rules were the order of procedure until mid night with the debs cutting in on the "dubs” while Addie Lawyer and his orchestra played dance melodies. After the stroke of twelve, the situ ation reversed itself to normal with the debs glad to relin quish stag line honors back to the “dubs.” Teen Scene: By Sharon Doran This is the last day of 1954. a year which has really been outstanding for teenagers and their trends. These are the 1 111 high lights of some of the fabu lous teen agers of the year, and the happen ings in the major teen fields of in terest. First of all. the t e e n agers, t hemselves. Nat ionally and locally, sfearm. teens were making their claim to fame. You might as well realize it. teenagers are pretty great! Some of these terrific personalities this year were the National Oratorical Contest winner, 15-year-old Jack Mc- Nees, called the outstanding young orator in the Nation; 18-year-old Harmon Killebrew, the Nats’ bonus player who received a cool bit of cash for his slugging skill, and the Jun ior National Cooking cham pion, who surprisingly was a boy, high school student Charles Voorhees from New Jersey. As for local fame, the Metro politan Area has much to be proud of byway of the teen agers. Nineteen-year-old Galen Green won the honor of hav ing the best designed home in the Home Show. There were beauty titles snared by teens, also, such as Miss Arlington held by Ann Read, and many area princesses to the Apple Mary Margaret Mcßride Says— Here's Creed for '55 Facing 12 new months, I usually grimly and soul searchingly draw myself a list of New Year’s resolutions— 1 and within a week I’ve forgo tten most and broken all of them. This, year, though, It’s going to be d i ff e r e nt. Instead of resolution s, I am bor rowing 10 thoughts to live by from others. M “ ry Meßrlde ‘ These I picked up from here and there, mostly from a book called “This I Believe” that records what many men and some women have told Edward R. Murrow. “I believe that every human being I come in contact with has a right to courtesy and consideration from me. I be lieve that I should not ask for or expect from any one else that which I am not willing to grant or do myself.” —Senator Margaret Chase Smith. “Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the con sequence of action without thought.”—Bernard Baruch. '“Trying to do right does medn fighting oneself, be cause, by nature, each of us feels and behaves as if he were the center and the purpose of the universe. But I do feel sure that I am not that, and that, in behaving as if I were, : - « . i 7H>. Mi AND I $T«f 8-5900 Review of Year's Outstanding Teens And Happenings That Interested Them Blossom Festival. There were outstanding athletes from the Metro Area, such as Donald Dell of London for his tennis. Bob Rusevlyan in basketball, John Tasker in football. Marie Gillette for swimming, Anne Crossette as Maryland’s girl rifle champ and Carol Peters, the third best woman (teen) skater in the world. Teens also had a weird as sortment of hobbies. Any where from collecting alliga tors to making flying saucers, or bird-watching. Teenagers were definitely interested in cars in ’54. Hot rod dubs, such as the Dragons, started booming membership. Slum ber parties were the rage dur ing the summer, along with getting a summer job. which had its biggest rise for teen agers this year. Musically in the past 365 days, the Italian influence caught every one’s interest. Mambos were it ! Also in the fall came the jazz craze and novelty tunes. . . . Morally, teens were more aware of combatting juvenile delin quency; teens were marrying at a faster and earlier rate. And spiritually, teenagers were awakening. As for clothes, the middy blouse, knee socks and Ber mudas, preceded by “chino,’’ and head-bands and beads were the female ’54 items. The white and “dirty” bucks left the male fashion world in ’54 and pink shirts and charcoal gray suits and slacks were and still are the rage. Teen hair styles were either the Italian ducktail, the Pony Tail or the Paris Whittle (like a boy’s, ,but bushier!). So you see, all in all, ’54 was a great year for teenagers. But just wait, men, ’55 is going to be even greater! Other Publications Were Given Ratings Remember the write-up about the “Easterner,” East ern High’s top-notch news paper? Two letters caihe from I am going wrong.”—Historian Arnold Toynbee. “I believe in getting up in the morning with a serene mind and a heart holding many hopes.” Poet Carl Sandburg. “Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe. the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.” —lmmanuel Kant. “We should look long and carefully at ourselves before we pass judgment on our fel lows.”—Moliere. “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than we have to consume wealth without pro ducing it.”—George Bernard Shaw. “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.”—Dickens. “Ask yourself whether you are happy, and ybu cease to be so.”—John Stuart Mill. “I hate cruelty; therefore I believe in humanity and jus tice. I hate oppression; there fore I believe in freedom. I hate vulgarity; therefore I be lieve in balance, clarity, and grace. I hate tub-thumping, hypocrisy, greed, and false face; therefore I believe in order, sequence, moderation. Above all. I hate irrationality, distortion, the wanton abuse of truth to achieve ignoble ends; therefore I believe in reason, that is, truth.”—John Gun ther. (From AP Newsfeatures.) two editors demanding rec ognition for tht'r publication, so here goes: “The ‘Easterner’ is not the finest high school paper in the nation, as rated by the NSPA. The NSPA awards its All-American rat ing to 50 papers they consider to be the best. The ‘Easterner* and the "Tattler’ are both in cluded in this list. The ‘Tat tler’ has been given this rat ing for the past six years con secutively.” This was from Robert Geiger, editor-in-chief, of B-CC’s “Tattler." And from Margaret Devall, Jeanne Dahlstedt, and Mary McKeown, the senior editors of “The Dome” at Notre Dame Academy: “Our paper. ’The Dome,’ re ceived 1950 points from the same association tas Eastern)* the National Scholastic Press Association. Since we publish bimonthly and do not have our own printing shop. <nat urally, an all girls’ school) we are not in the same classill cation as they. If we are proud of ’The Dome,’ we are doubly proud of the ‘Tryst,’ N. D.A.’s yearbook. It is the only Dis trict yearbook which has won a Medalist rating from the Co lumbia Press for two consecu tive years. So, you see, we have something to talk about, too!’* Obviously, there are many top-notch publications in the Metropolitan Area. Hate off, to you, too! Last's4 Teen Personality For the last teen personal ity of 1954, Teen Scene chose Diane Divers, a 16-year-old senior at Wilson, who is one of THE most, to say the least, popular girls in school! There isn’t one thing that Diana doesn’t belong to as a member. “I’m secretary of the Student Council, captain of the cheer leaders, in the National Honor Society, active in intramural sports and president of my section.” Not too great, huh? This 5-foot-5, brown-haired, green-eyed girl wants to study law (eek) at Miami U. in Ohio, and GWU. She loves to read and is a fiend for baking . . . cakes! "The Student Council takes a lot of my time, so does cheer leading. Then I volunteer for civil defense once a week. An other timetaker is home work.” She makej STRAIGHT A’si Not only that, she is going with the president of the Stu dent Council, “that takes a lot of time, too,” Diane laughed. She’s a typical teen to close ’54! ** * « Have a great time tonight on New Year’s Eve.and I’ll see you next year (Friday, natch)! CORRECTION In the Wednesday, December 22 edition of The Evening Stor on Poge B-5 in Gabby Gour met's column, the address for Restaurant Pierre was incor rect. The correct address is 1929 Q Street N.W. The Star regrets very much any incon venience this error caused Pierre's or its patrons.