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5 THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. TTOMPAT. MAKCB 81. lMf Fashion Notebook Japanese Theme Seen In California Show BY ELENI East and West met yesterday The meeting that brought Cali- ; fomia fashions to Washington , also accounted for one of the ; most beautiful shows Washing- j ton has seen in some time. Outstanding as the fashions were, the Japanese garden-like atmosphere created in the Pres- j idential and Congressional; Rooms also deserves comment.; The decoration committee under the direction of Mrs. C. Ray mond Wire transformed the rooms into a delicate pink and white setting for the fashion show. Three dimensional cherry blossom murals were painted on the huge backstage mirror. The Japanese decor was carried through in the miniature fans that were favors and the parasols decorating the tables. Even the sherbert was a cherry pink in honor of the Cherry Blossom Festival fashion show staged for the third time by the California 1 Fashion Creators. MRS. NIXON ATTENDS Two native California daugh ters, Mrs. Richard Nixop, wife of the Vice President, and Miss America, Lee Meriwether, starred | in their respective roles as hon- j orary chairman and fashion! show commentator. Among the more than 1,000 i Tiny Tot Fashion Show on Saturday A Tiny Tot Fashion Show and i Spring Tea will be presented at 3:30 o'clock Saturday at the; Rock Spring Congregational ! Church Neighborhood House,; 5000 Little Falls road, Arling- t ton. Twelve youngsters from the Rock Spring Co-operative Pre school Association will model spring styles. Following the fashion show in the auditorium, tea will be served in the Council Room, and. weather permitting, on the terrace. i Readers' Clearing House i “LACE ROLL-UPS” (Miss B. 8., Washington) Here is a recipe for Molasses Lace Roll-Ups from Good House keeping's Cookie Cook Book for Mrs. T. Z. of Arlington: Three quarters cup sifted enriched all purpose flour, 3 tablespoons non fat dry milk (if milk is omitted, increase flour to one cup), % cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger, \ 2 cup molasses, Vit cup shortening. Sift together first four ingredients. In medium saucepan, slowly heat molasses to boiling point: remove from heat: mix in shortening. Slowly add flour mixture while mixing well. Drop by half teaspoonfuls i 4 inches apart on well-greased i cookie sheet. Bake until done (about 14 minutes). Remove I from oven: let stand a minute, j then quickly loosen all cookies j with a sharp, broad knife. While j cookies are still warm and pli able, roll, one at a time, around handle of wooden spoon. Let j cool on rack. (Oven tempera ture should be 325 degrees.) Yields about 4 dozen. ** * * ANSWER TO QUERY <M. M., Washington) Answering Mrs. A. W., Ar lington's query concerning the cleaning of leather shoes. For the past years I have used soap and water and after the shoes are dry polish with a solt cloth. The luster is retained and subsequent washing will not damage the shoes. Nylon, shoes receive similar treatment. r~* —■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ * ■ “ 11 ; BEST & CO. ' STAND-OUT l , SHIRTWAIST \p|f§\ *Young Cosmopolitans will \ \ » love this dressy look shirt |w|B[ . waist to wear now through If 1 I ' | Summer. Done in a silky, Jf'L | cotton and nylon, candy<ane WaffM■ ,t! L ll striped, it’s crease-resistant, * j bouffant skirt swooshing out fm 1 , »1 • * over a flounced nylon net f\«filf / / t jy 11| w^V petticoat. Tangerine, navy >/ ff *■’ ffl IdW JT or aqua with white. < S ■!” * Sizes 7to 15. 25.00 —pß__ -Po— -1 Mail and phon* orc/prj fillad / 1 j * WASHINGTON ARLINGTON 4433 Connecticut A»,.. N.W. I . Em.r.on 3 7700 Arlington ll.rf, I So. Cl.be Id. • joctun J.JOOO * ■ * * Trademark* *- * ■*- * * men and women present were Mgs. Earl Warren. Mrs. Stanley Reed, Mrs. Herbert Brownell, Jr„ Mrs. Arthur Summerfleld, Mrs. Renah Camalier, Mrs. Thomas ; Lane. Mrs. John H. Stokes, Jr., | Mrs. Samuel Spencer and Mrs. i Taiichiro Matsuo and Mrs. To shiro Shimanouchi, whose hus bands are with the Japanese Embassy. Also at the head table was Mrs. Corneal Mack, chalr ■ man for the event. Before the fashion show started, the Cherry Blossom Princesses were introduced to the audience by Eddie Galleher. PRINCESSES INTRODUCED Several radio and television personalities did modeling stints in the show. These included Aletha Agee, Bill Malone, Jerry Strong, Mac McGarry, Don Richards, and Everette Severe. The women present seemed de lighted to see a few men in what otherwise is strictly a woman’s fashion world. The male models i wore California men’s wear in- ; eluding handsome shirts, slacks, j suede jackets, walking shorts and evening attire by Louis Roth. Color has always set California fashions apart from others. The I show had every known artist and' j nature’s color present on the' ; current fashion palette. Bathing suits by Catalina witn deep V (and we mean really cut low to the waistline) backs caught the audience’s fancy as ' did the Spanish group by Cole of California with their sun kissed colors and braid trims. A Gantner black leotard fitting like a second skin drew the whistles from the men and a "where would you wear that?” ; from several of the women pres- : ent. Cute California children's fashions also captured the spot light yesterday. The tiny models seemed to draw the most ap plause. This is nothing new— it happens all the time when the little ones get out on the runway. Apparently getting quite a thrill from the reception the fashions received yesterday was Mr. Louis Tabak, president of the California Fashion Creators. Soo+and grit are more i destructive to curtains than frequent Uundertng MAGAZINES OFFERED (Miss M. C., Washington) I have some 30 or more copies of Aunt Ellen’s Workbasket and Woman’s Day magazines dating back to 1941. I will gladly give these to any one who is inter ested enough to come and pick them up. Write me in care of RCH if you are interested. ** * * STIFFEN HAT? (V. M. L., Arlington) What can be used to stiffen a black horsehair hat? Thanks for any information. ] —Star Staff Photo. DOUBLING IN GLAMOUR —A highlight of the Cherry Blossom Festival fashion show yesterday was this fashion duet, who modeled a dramatically accented French silk taffeta evening gown by Edith Small, and a specially designed man's dinner jacket in muted silk tweed with shawl collar and trousers in matching black Italian silk. S. O. S. (Mrs. H. E. A., Silver Spring) ) This is a plea for a quick an- i , swer. We are being transferred to Portland. Oreg., and I’ll be traveling with a 6-year-old, a cat (who will, of course, be in the baggage compartment) and 9-month-old baby. It was with ! great sadness I learned that the airlines had discontinued sleeper planes. I’d appreciate hearing anyone’s experience holding a baby for so many hours and still being able to supervise a 6-year-old. I have read of services offered by planes to persons traveling with babies and yet am alarmed !at the lack of details. I have traveled half across the United ; States and back with a 3- | year-old and a cat, but this rather stumps me. I am con cerned about disturbing other passengers as the baby has not been subjected to plane traffic and the noise involved. On second thought, would a roomette on a train be prefer ; able? ** * * THANK YOU NOTE ' (Mrs. D. E. B„ Washington) I do so want to thank the RCH readers who so kindly answered my request for foreign dishes. | I was completely amazed at the wonderful response. My special thanks to Mrs. R. E. T. and Mrs. A. F. of Washington, to Mr. H. W. A. of Washington and to ! Mrs. F. J. H. of Cheverly. ** * v Mrs. Ramsdale Speaks at Rally Mrs. Col. A. E. Ramsdale of Atlanta, Ga., secretary for the women’s activities in the Salva tion Army in 15 Southern States, was guest speaker at a united rally of area Salvation Army home league members last eve ning in Peter Marshall Hall, New York Avenue Presbyterian ! Church. Mrs. Brigadier William Range, wife of the Washington division commander, was in charge of arrangements for the dinner meeting. Preceding the meeting there were displays and Judging of layettes made by representatives of the individual area home leagues. Prizes were awarded and the layettes then turned over to the Salvation Army welfare de partment for distribution to needy families. Table decorations were pre pared by members of the Arling ton and Georgetown home league groups under the direction of Mrs. Captain Robert White. These included miniature mon uments and cherry trees in blos som. At the conclusion of the pro gram, a pageant was presented entitled- “Cherry Blossom Time in Washington.” Music was played by the Washington Sal vation Army Divisional band, directed by Capt. E. W. Holz. Hostess Tip Add a drop or two of toilet water or cologne to your finger bowls to lend them a special party touch. Float a rose petal in each bowl and you’ll have a fragrant and pretty finale for your dinner party. ! The ESTHER Shops I Every Boy wants a BASEBALL JACKET I. . . his favorite team name; of at all "Senators," "Yankees," S stores II right on the Completely and a practical HSKsjLn^| jacket for Spring '■^Sr or *v.ky | ..Senators” T t. US > ST. N.W. \ Shir,s 1.00 SILVER SPRING • SHIRLINGTON • ARIANDRIA Shopping Center • VIRGINIA SQUARE Shopping Confer, Arlington Mary Margaret Mcßride Says — Lost Art —Letter Writing Historian Cecil Woodham- i Smith is sorry for the researcher of the future who, because of an ’ embarrassment of riches, will V ? miss all the fun of having to spend strenuous years digging in cellars, at tics and libra : ries for scraps of informa tion to weave mosaic -like into his ; chronicle. j The fact that in years ! ' to come there will be too M»ry Mcßride ’ many records rather than too few is due, I Imagine, partly to radio and television and partly to the extreme history-conscious ness today that makes people carefully bank-vault every snip- j pet of paper. When Sergej Rubinstein, the draft-dodging financier, was murdered awhile back, investigators found he had kept ledgers for years of every ! thing—even incoming and out , going telephone calls. Police ! checked literally thousands who; ! had had some contact with him! —including two surprised friends ; ’ of mine, a reporter who had in- | terviewed Serge in 1950 and a theatrical producer who had tried to persuade him to invest in a Broadway show 11 years ago. j On a higher plane, a library has already been built to house . the papers of Franklin Delano ; Roosevelt, and plans are com plete to put those of Harry S. Truman under one roof. Also, President Eisenhower hadn’t fln- Congressional Club Plans Art Show The Congressional Club willl give official Washington another ; chance to demonstrate its ar tistic talent in the art show it : will sponsor on May 1 in the ; clubhouse at 2001 New Hamp shire avenue N.W. Members of Congress, the cab inet, the little cabinet and the Supreme Court and their fami lies will all have an opportunity to make contributions. Invitations to participate are going out from a committee of which Mrs. Frank L. Sundstrom lis chairman. Others on the committee are Mrs. Omar Bur ’ leson, president of the club, honorary chairman, and Mrs. 1 Clifford Davis, wife of the Rep resentative from Tennessee, co ordinator. Other committee members are Mrs. Sherman Adams, Mrs. Lister Hill, Mrs. Frank Barrett, Mrs. Sterling Cole, Mrs. Robert Hale, Mrs. Aime J. Forand, Mrs. Leroy Johnson, Mrs. Laverne Dilwig and Mrs. Hugh Scott. The showing will be an ama teur one. Work submitted need not have the professional touch, the club says. Work in every medium will be considered in cluding painting, drawing, car toon, etching, sculpture and carving. This will be the fourth art show sponsored by the club. The last one, in 1948, attracted wide- ; spread attention with entries I from such prominent persons as Mrs. Dean Acheson. Mrs. Harlan Fiske Stone and Mrs. Hugo Black. Other shows took place in 1946 and 1947. 60th Birthday Celebration Chi Omegas will celebrate their 60th birthday Saturday at a luncheon at the Washington Golf I and Country Club in Arlington.! Miss Winifred Thompson, di- ! rector of the Children’s Center | here, will be the guest speaker. She will be introduced by Miss Geraldine Stowell who is pro gram chairman. Mrs. Paul Janaske of Arling ton, president of the Washing ton City Chi Omega Alumnae Association will preside. Mrs. William Blake Thompson of Alexandria is chairman of the luncheon committee. I ished half his term before an I Eisenhower Museum was estab lished. Moreover, contemporary his j torians and those on the "inside” j no longer await the judgment of | time to start writing about na tional and international figures. Books full of estimates of, and anecdotes about, prominent men pour out during their lifetimes, j So Mrs. Woodham-Smith is ob viously right. The historical de i teciives of the future will do : their original research from mi- | crofllm. tape recorders and kine ; scopes in a soundproof reference 1 library. But I wonder if perhaps the very modern methods that pre serve so much won’t at the same time prevent posterity from learning the more important fundamentals about today's hero. Everybody will know that he ate ice cream for breakfast and had j a taste for flamboyant neckties, | but what he felt when deeply moved by anger or sorrow will be forever lost, because instead of writing letters about it he will telephone or telegraph his deep est feelings. When President John Quincy j Adams was informed of his ! mother’s death, he sat down and wrote a memorable, moving let | ter to his father. That letter, | with many others of his. has ! come down to ps and sheds im- . portant light on Adams’ charac i ter. If it had been 1955, there | would have been no letter. In stead. Mr. Adams in Washington would have picked up the tele phone and talked to his father in Boston, or simply hopped a plane. (From AP Newsfeatures) I Circling the Countryside Horse Show Season Opens Saturday DOLORES PHILLIPS MIDDLEBURG, Va., Mar. 31. —Moving almost as fast as the March wind, the point-to-point and hunter trial season is blow ; ing right into the horse show season. The Casanova Hunt, over near Warrenton, is winding up its *year and starting off its spring season with a horse show i this Saturday, and the Warren ! ton juniors had their trials yes j terday. The Loudoun Hunt, for the first time in its active history, j is putting on a hunter trial on Friday, April 22 at Fenton Fade ley’s Rosemqnt near Waterford, ! the day before the last day of the two-day Mlddleburg Race meet. The Sunny Bank Hunter Show, comes betwix and between ! everything on April 13 at the Fred Farm near Middleburg. The Piedmont races on Sat- ; urday ended the point-to-point i season hereabouts with a flour- I ish. There were only a handful of racing fans who were dressed to combat a wind that was as cruel as it was cold as it whipped in Over the Blue Ridge and down across the magnificent stretch of Paul Mellon’s Rokeby Farm. Henry Loomis could be seen : somewhere beneath the folds of j a black bearskin number that, j reportedly, he picked up from i June Badger, and Liz Lunn, in | her two-horse shay, was wrapped to the ears in a snow leopard that she picked up from Kash- j mir in her wanderings this win ter. ALL BUNDLED UP Several ardent race - goers wrapped themselves in blankets which proved to be in the way as they tried to run from point to-point to see the Jumps, and the University of Virginia crowd, including Nat Morrison 111. and j Stanley Petter, jr., done up in | fashionable gabardine, quietly ; froze in their traces. Notes that should never have been noted, maybe. . . . Graham Dougherty giving Billy Green- j halgh a big, handsome kiss after she won the championship in the field hunter trial for the Blue Ridge Hunt. . . , North Fletcher, j over from Warrenton, looking quite content with an armful of I inflated rubber horses.. . . Newell! Ward, jr., representing the Mid-1 dleburg Hunt with wife Bettina,l falling on his “haid” as the large field played follow-the-leader after Sally Randolph. . . . The gentle joshing that Secretary George Humphrey got when friends noted the small moth hole in his handsome, camel-hair coat. They threatened to take up a collection. AT MELLONS’ PARTY Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Jack Howrey and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bob Mcllvaine were as cold as anybody else at the races but Bob had a chance to warm up The ESTHER Shops Sale Vs OFF! I HMVn&JAcYS , . . when they creep or walk these Petol-soft leathers, famous V'v patented one-piece sole and heel; jg /•» give assurance that your young s /j , pre-walker’s feet will grow' * I i . Tl straight and strong in flexible ip ! I j < ,• : f Jumping-Jacks Shoes! ' WW M'S I ! t \\ f fv»4 I , ~ F \ Ijr t?' j v \I, A. L j *|'* n \ CREEPERS 1 1} ) ' Sizes oto 3, Width B & D I Reg. 3.98 2 65 FIRST STEPPERS - *****^ 1 / 4 ' A .JSt I Sizes 3 to 6 / I Width 8-C-D / * ... Reg. 4.50 3.00 .7 L V ■‘■'jir at 0,1 VoLv-*-. ■«- .. • ■'jpr S Stores Take 6 MONTHS I‘° Poy 1225 F ST. N.W. SILVER SPRING • SHIRLINGTON ARLANDRIA Shopping Center | • VIRGINIA SQUARE Shopping Canter, Arlington ..... y a . S' ,at Dr. and Mrs. Archie Ran dolph’s party, where a number of the Mellons’ guests lingered after the Mellons' party had ended. Jane Mcllvaine’s latest book. “Cintra's Challenge,” is hot off the press and Jane says it’s still not an autobiography although it's about a girl and a horse in the Virginia hunt country. Mar quis Child was at the Mellons’ : with the Monroe Bushes from Waterford: Mike Smithwick had only a small patch on his good looking nose to show for the fall he took on Mrs. Randolph’s Es sex; George Twomey was press ing Paul Mellon, hard, to enter a horse at Aintree next year and | Hubert Phipps’ English bride had a chance to meet more and more j of her neighbors. The William Graysons, also at the Mellons’, are planning on a summer at their farm acrqss ! from Rokeby and have just come back from a few weeks in Florida. The race committee was being, or should have been, congratu lated on two counts. ... the new race cards, which gave even novitiates an inkling of what horse had what number and be longed to whom, and the new snow fence which kept the crowds from surging down to the finish line. Hostesses Are Feted The women who will serve as hostesses for the House and Em : bassy Tour on Saturday, April 9. were entertained at a luncheon given yesterday by the commit tee at the La Salle du Bois. The luncheon committee in eluded Mrs. Andrew S. Keck, j chairman of this year’s tour, for which 11 houses and embassies ; will be open; Mrs. Richard T. McDonnell, board chairman of [the Washington Home for In i' curables, which is sponsoring the tour; Mrs. Lawrence Houghtel | ing, ticket chairman, and Mrs. j Myron Cowen, publicity chair : man. i Among those honored were j Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway, Mrs. ; Nathan B. Twining, Mrs. Robert !B. Carney, Mrs. Lemuel C. i Shepherd, jr., Mrs. Orme Lewis, I Mrs. H. Struve Hensel, Mrs. David McKendree Key, Mrs. Alcott H. Deming and Mrs. Mur ; rey L. Royar. Also there were Mme. Le Gal lais, Miss Talat Ali, Mrs. Frank F. Everest, Mrs. James Dawson, Mrs. George E. Clark, Mrs. H. Clayton Beaman, and others. Dollology Club The Dollology Club will meet at 2 o’clock Saturday in the Al liance Room, Fifteenth and Har ; vard streets N.W.