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IN THE WOMEN'S WORLD Actress Cheerful About Handicap By Eleni Like most tourists who ar rive in Washington, Suzan Ball, young Universal-Inter national starlet, went to see and hear the Senate in session. She and her husband, Actor Richard Long, heard Senator Lehman of New York pay tribute to a young woman whose brave example should be an inspiration to millions of handicapped people. The young woman the Sen ator referred to was 22-year old Suzan herself. The young couple was in Washington yesterday en route to Suzan’s home town, Buf falo, N. Y. It’s actually a delayed honeymoon for them plus a bit of “beating the drum” for Suzan’s ne\v pic ture, “Chief Crazy Horse.” In true honeymoon tradi tion, Suzan says that they’ll probably visit Niagara Falls along with seeing her relatives. The thrill may be one-sided since Suzan says of the Falls they are “nothing but a lot of water in one place.” Three months before her wedding date. April 11, 1954, Suzan was told that she would have to undergo the amputa tion of h?r right leg in order to halt the spread of a malig nant ailment. At the time she was stricken she was on the road to realizing many of her career dreams in Hollywood. She Hasn't Changed Today walking on an arti ficial limb, she is quick to answer that her handicap has not changed her way of life. She thinks a person must be capable of adjusting to the handicap and going on. The adjustment also involves others, and the loss of a limb is no reason for people -to think they must always greet the person with a special at titude, she says. “It’s not a hidden issue,” says the actress. On this trip East she and Dick have gone dancing many times. “I can’t run up and down stairs like I used to, and I’m given to looking around for a Boy Scout sometimes when crossing streets,” but other, than that Suzan finds little changed in her daily ’ living. Neuberger To Address Forum Senator Richard Neuberger of Oregon will give the keynote speech at the "School of Poli tics” forum to be sponsored by the Woman’s Democratic Club of Virginia’s 10th dis trict on March 12 at the Wom an’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire avenue N.W. Senator Neuberger’s subject will be “Adyentures in Politics.” Panelists will include Dr. Louis Bean, economist and public opinion expert and Mrs. Lucy Madeira Wing, Fair fax County civic leader and headmistress of the Madeira School. Others to be an nounced later will discuss “Where do we find candidates for public office?” and “Why are State and local elections so important to us?” Dr. Bean will analyze the characteristics of the 10th district, and Mrs. Wing will discuss “Why does the Demo cratic Party sponsor primary elections?” The school will open with registrations at 11:30 a.m., followed by luncheon and the keynote speech. Honor guests will be Mrs. Katie Louchheim, director of women’s activities for the Democratic National Commit tee, and chairmen of Demo cratic Committees for Arling ton and Fairfax counties as well as Alexandria and Falls Church. Engaged to Wed Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fred erick Holcomb of Alexandria announce the engagement of their daughter Lucy Jane to Midshipman Henry Croskey Mustln, son of Capt. and Mrs. Lloyd Montague Mustin of Coronado, Calif. Your Wedding Reception jyemerf**? . Thot’l ''jPgl HOTEL 2400! in every detail cad I Don, CO. 5-7200 HOTtl 2400 2400 Isrk Sr N.W. One of Suzan’s current in terests is doing something about the American Indian. This came about while film ing “Chief Crazy Horse” in Rapid City, S. Dak., and when she was adopted by Ben Chief of the Sioux Indian tribe. She’s sorry she can’t wear the headdress out as a hat, the feathers are so stunning, she adds. She’s doing all she can to focus attention not only in having the Indian head put back on the U. S. penny, but in also having clothing and money sent to the Indians. "If every American would send a penny (the ones with Lin coln on them are fine since that’s what’s been coined from 1906 when the Indian made his disappearance by act of Congress) it would help the situation.” Reminded that it took 3 cents to mail such a penny she laughed and said, “Well, let them put in a nickel then.” A-Fireplace Everywhere The young couple wants three children and a large home with a fireplace in every room, and time to really enjoy them. Attractive Suzan has plans for keeping on with her career. Right now she and her hus band are doing night club en gagements. One of their num bers, “I’ll Never Be Jealous Again” from “The Pajama Game” is the reason behind a charm bracelet worn by Suzan. It’s a green-eyed angel, dan gling from a gold chain that Dick gave her as a gift. Dick’s a baritone. Suzan sings in any key the pianist gives her. Had she read up on Sarah Bernhardt, the famous ac tress? Impishly she answered “No more than I had before, and certainly not because of her artificial leg, but because she was a superb actress.” Her healthy attitude about the loss of her leg is reflected, too, in the fact that she’s not looking for “wheelchair roles.” If the script calls for them, fine, if not, she intends to walk into any part that’s offered. ■ v ..... - ... -|,|| yli. -J,,, n.i—... 111,,, |IM ~ „ ,i— K i " J baby HEEL * | DEMI-STRATS step out for spring in comfort and fashion! 1 Ik' l j f On the BABY LOUIS HEEL recalling the gallant grace of a J 11 L< romantic era. Intriguing compliment to new cos- 4 J I Cameo tumes in dainty-trimmed PATENT or CALF! y A II And such pleasing prices! SEAMLESS M i Tp NYLONS S® 5 * © I'J A in fresh spring skintones I I tween she* ond hemline' Plain | weave or run-resistant mesh with | /A A/ Ml 0 T0 p OOWN- ’vßik \ ■ t 0) ,l 1 Autm Block patent or blue calf pump. 8.95 tan or neutral bei«. . VB - / ho,,er AT ALL HAHN STORES f VI Etching handbags, 5.00 plus t»x ■ I I Hk 1207 P 7tli & K *3113 14* I ’SILVER SPRING, MD Open 9:30 to daily ALEXANDRIA, Open to Fri. CLARENDON, Open 9:30 to 9 Mon., Thun., Fri. PREE CUSTOMER PARKING AT ALL HAHN NEIGHBORHOOD STORES 4 * T* 1 ft I "' - Wm Bmsmmm., 11 »l life ■ m MmA- M •.'Hp. c** fHKiT JBII JIHI sßb& : B M' JS ’ IJb. hm JBrlM "■ ‘ ' jMmjj | —Star Staff Photo. CAPITAL VISITORS —Suzan Ball, who has continued her career os an actress despite the amputation of her right leg a year ago, poses with her husband, Actor Richard Long, during a visit in Washington yesterday. Officers' Wives' Clubs Fashion Show Luncheon at Army Navy Country Club By Evelyn M. Dent A “Preview of Spring” will be the fashion show lunch eon of the Engineer Officers’ Wives’ Club on Thursday, March 3, at the Army Navy Country Club. Especially se lected for the Armed Forces wives, the collection will be presented by Miss Ruth Fos ter. The Corps of Engineers OPERATION SHARE Is under way. An appeal for no-longer needed clothing, all kinds of household items, and books especially “Who dunnits,” for JANGO “Jems” has been made by the Engineer Corps to sup ply the JANGO shop for May. Net profit from the sale of JEMS goes to local charities, as well as the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen’s Club. Mrs. Samuel Sturgis, wife of Chief of Army Engineer Corps has secured a storeroom, and the drive will be held March 1 to 15. Mrs. David H. Tulley is chairman for the drive in Washington. Mrs. Herbert G Lux and Mrs. Charles E. Diehl will head the committees at Fort Belvoir. Signal Corps Members and their guests will be welcomed at the Hi- Fashion spring showing .and luncheon next Tuesday at the Army Navy Country Club, when the Signal Corps Ladies Club entertains. Mrs. Robert F. Wilson has charge of the reservations and members are requested to make reservations before Feb ruary 28. Chaplains Corps Mrs. Edward B. Harp, jr„ wife of the Chief of Navy Chaplains will have as her Washable New Coats A new “orlon” acrylic fiber is available now in a handsome wovefi coating fabric with a •luxurious, downy surface. What makes coats of this woven fleece 100 per cent orlon fabric so exciting to women. Is that it renders them washable, stain resistant, moth and mil dew proof. A fade-proof quality Is also apparent since thread and linings in the coats are all of orlon, too. The material called “mar velon” Is able to take color beautifully. Bright, bold shades plus pastels come through in their clearest tones. Something that Is sudsable as well as fashionable is a much desired Item with women these days. Practicality rules most fashion roosts these days. The “plus” In most things today is their biggest selling point. Casualness combined with elegance and versatility mark the coat that is worn by the majority of women. Comfort and ease of care help insure the success of such a fashion item, too. ELENI. Dystrophy Benefit Set A band leading contest will be a unique feature of the an jjual Teens’ Club Winter Waltz to be held at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Hamilton Hotel for the benefit of the Muscular Dys trophy Association. Miss Gail Nauheim is chair man of the Teens’ Club dance committee, sponsoring the event for the third year. Last year the group contributed SI,OOO to the association, which they raised from a similar dance. guests Mrs. Robert B. Carney, Mrs. Murrey L. Royar, and Mrs. Alfred C. Richmond, at the Chaplains Wives Club luncheon when it honors the Navy next Tuesday at the Of ficers Club, Walter Reed Med irol Ppntpr Mr L. H. Elliott will be the guest speaker and his topic will be “Simple Flower Ar rangements.” Navy hostesses for the day have chosen a St. Patricks Day theme for the decorations. Mrs. H. G. Gat lin is chairman assisted by Mrs. W. H. Vinson, and Mrs. H. C. Wood. ?t)ening f&htf WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1955 Amusements * ' - A COLORFUL SPRING —Let your coat proclaim the new ness and the brightness of spring. This coat of a new sudsable fleece comes in a garden of spring colors plus purple and beige in sizes 8 to 18. Date Announced for Conference A program of women’s acti vities for the ’56 Presidential campaign will be launched at a national conference of Re publican women to be held in Washington May 9-11, accord ing to an announcement by Miss Bertha S. Adkins, as sistant to the chairman of the Republican National Commit tee. Achievements and future * B-1 goals of the Eisenhower ad ministration also will be dis cussed at the session which is expected to draw 1,500 women from all sections of the coun try. Conference headquarters will be at the Mayflower Hotel. Please call ST. 3-5000, Ext. 502. between 9:30 and 4:00 p.m. for shopping informa tion.