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THE EVENING STAR. Washington, D. C. MONDAY. APRIL 11. 19. W MODERN MARRIAGE Middle-Aged Slvmps Can Be Prevented BY DR. PAUL POPENOE Dear Dr. Popenoe: •‘My brother-in-law recently confided to me his difficulties, which I fear will destroy his home. He and his wife are in their 40s, and their chil dren are grown and gone. He is full of life and fun, loves to have company and have a good time while she, to use his words, “does nothing but sit at home and read and chain-smoke.” She does not keep herself well-groomed, she is sloppy in her dress and neglects her person, while he Is quite fastidious about his appearance, keeping himself neat even when he is at work. Teiiefi* Getting read y for summer 5wT 7* // \-C-C ~~ _the Jelleff way fl t |B —cleoring spring stocks at big savings now when spring merchandise is what you want! IS mi Many of our good manufacturers have caught the spirit—releasing over-production goods ||||gl (this spring's) to be cleared through us at savings we're happy to pass on to our customers! Misses' and Juniors' $49.95 to $59.95 Spring Coats and Toppers $39 i£ '* Women's $49.95 to $69.95 Spring Coats—s 39. New, wonderful buys from our 28-inch Yly V * toppers and full length coats!—beautiful Forstmann woolens—the spring-new Alexa and Newchonga f 4 fabrics. Also a few long coats in Anglo woolen. Pink, rose, and blue in the group; proportioned sizes Misses', Juniors'ss9.9s.to $69.95 Dressmaker Wool Spring Suits $44 Teens' and Juniors' $39 95 and $49.95 Spring Wool Suits $29 Stockings that Stay up 99 jfc> $137.50 to $165 Fur Scarfs and Jackets (incl. Fed. tax) $| |0 by themselves 1 |IV French Room Spring Dresses; were $49.95 to $325; now $35 to $225 c , , 191 Misses' and Women's $17.95 to $25 Afternoon Dresses $lO hour Freedoms nylons, Juniors'slo.9s to $17.95 Dresses (1-pc. and 2-pc.) $7.95 OUrs alone! tyOL, Budget Shop $3.95 to $5.95 Nylon, Dacron Blouses --$2 What a real delight! Waltham's IP* l Odd Lots, Jewelry, Bags, Gloves, Neckwear, Hosiery! nylon stockings have elasticized tops ( 4 M , up g»t h e°“. t ontlS Ml s l6 - 95 t 0 522.95 Shoes-patents, suedes, calfskins $9.85 worries. They really stay up! Mar- Spring Millinery reduced! $lO to $65. Hats at $5 to $49.50 summer cottons, whirling dancing r Washington 4, d. c. k.*.i 5.95 to 7.95 Slips; nylons, dacrons and blends $3 95 to $595 i STSrriri m $lO - 95,0517 - 95Robes - Ne9li9ees ' PQiamas ' Bed ' ockets - -$8 flattering sheerness in Melody, a soft J p f j f beige, or Harmony, a neutral taupe. I j j | || Short, medium or lonp in sizes BV2 l | | I I |a9 —And many many more—All departments at all 5 Jelleff stores are spring-clearing 1.00 3 pairs, 4.80 1 name - dpll these days! (Childrens wear at Shirlington, Silver Spring, and Conn. Avenue). A Jelled exclusive, ot all Jellett stores— 1 Ann ppcc _ F Street, Bethesda, Shirlington, Sitter Spring, ■ ---- ■■ Conn. Are. □ Charge □ C.O.D. □ Remittance enclosed _ IIS Teens ! Been waiting for your How’s this for excitement! Jfj big Spring Coat Sale? All Calfskin jif \ Tomorrow! *29.95 and $ 35 - . ~ „ S 1111 Alt ll Pastel Wool Toppers Spring Handbags j j>i and Long Coats Three groups span a fashion and color selection that will surely aw/ 0&J I mean o new handbag for you! blue, beige, s l9 /I Pick from bubble-weight wool hopsocking, boucles, pastel tweeds, basket weaves, C. springweight blends of soft-touch cashmere and wool. And seven colors full of .VD ""' i " r " ,r ""U«- I,lll '' r....iii.u.iu. 11 J O*? Rncr C JPT'"^m 0 * coaf t 0 wear over y° ur P rin ts ( a shortie to toss over skirts and sweaters prices plus Fed tax Mleffs Teen Shop, Fourth Float, F Street and at Shirlington, Silver Spring. Cann. Are. But not every color in every style In fact, many are one of o $ „ I T t l TRFNS'- 5 7.95 Whirl Skirts 1 style! Large career-girl bags, medium and small sizes, too. :||9| Extra tor nsetito.- /• ~ , , Shoulder strop styles, some with outside pockets. A few styles of Bates Cotton-Prints! boiias. are leather lined .. . hurry! Some with mock-shell handles, 119 l 91 .., ~„r,r « «>d Dleots .. . take your pick _ inside zipper pockets. The/re , doted, they're dressy ... it's |1 ' $C 0 wonderful sole! Solid co|o rt in b'ock. p€^winkl^“ S re Q e p e o r ' black predominating. iJM We*» with ,!j" k ' for sunshine Saturdays ot the beach ... lots and Jelled Handbags, Street Floor F Sfr»#< and at Silvar Spring, Cana. Avenue Here a r t f S Joyr 0 y r sizes 7to 15. . t mammmmm mummmmm —— —“"""""" — ™" , She Is supposed to help him in his business, but is very forgetful of even the most Im portant things. She also makes no effort to maintain an at tractive home, and he con tinually feels the lack of a feminine touch and the ab sence of pretty things that he sees in other people’s homes. They could afford nice things, but she refuses to take an interest in them. Now, the odd thing about it all is that on the rare occasions when she does go out in company, she seems to be very jolly and having a good time! Usually, however, she simply stays at home in her rut, and he has to go out alone: and as his work throws him among a great many attractive women. I'm afraid her failure to make any effort to offer him any thing more in a home than a bare dormitory and occasional eat-place is certain to lead be fore long to a marital tragedy.” The first thing Mr. McL., is to get this wife into the hands of a competent physician for a thorough check-up and over hauling. Assuming that she passes these tests, some of the rest of you—relatives and friends —could give effective help indirectly by inviting them out together, by praising her when she looks attractive, and by praising any little touch about the house that justifies a word of approval. But the “cure” probably lies mainly in her husband’s hands. Without knowing u. oeople, one can hardly venture a guess, but the chances are that she feels outclassed by the many attractive women you men tion, among whom he works. Maybe he compares her un favorably with them, and she has to think it is not worth while ao try to put her best foot forward because it will always be so far behind the feet of the other women! There are usually two sides to a story of this sort, and It is quite likely that the husband has not made any super human effort to build up his wife's self-respect, her belief in herself, and hei desire to hold up hei head. She has re treated into a do-nothing posi tion, a sort of sitdown strike. It may take a shock of some sort to make her stir out of this, but her children, rela tives and friends, with the energetic assistance of her husband, could probably get her into motion; and then help her feel that life was much more satisfactory when she kept moving. \ JOj I 111*1111111 111 J —Littman Photo MRS. ISADORE KESSLER The former Miss Linda Mae Jelinek. Married recently In B’nai Israel Synagogue. | 'Trinity Board Plans Annual I Card Benefit I The Belgian Ambassador and | Baroness Silvercruys head the list of sponsors for the annual scholarship benefit card party to be sponsored by the Auxili ary Board of Trinity College on Saturday at the college. Also among the sponsors are the Most Rev. Patrick A. I O’Boyle, Archbishop of Wash- I lngton; Senator and Mrs. John j F. Kennedy, Senator and Mrs. j Joseph C. O’Mahoney, Repre | sentative Leo W. O’Brien. Judge and Mrs. Charles Fahy, Judge and Mrs. John J. Mal loy, Judge and Mrs. Edward A. Tamm and District Attor ney and Mrs. Leo A. Rover. Funds for four full-tuition scholarships to girls of the Washington archdiocese are raised annually through the benefit. Mrs. Aubrey Fennell and Mrs. Arthur Quinn are co chairmen of the benefit. They are being assisted by officers of the board, including Mrs. Paul Rodler, president: Mrs. Fahy. vice president, and Mrs. Raymond Ruppert, sec retary. Committee chairmen in clude Mrs. Maurice Doran, Mrs. John Malloy, Mrs. Gard ner O’Boyle, and Mrs. Rover, prizes; Mrs. John Victory, programs; Mrs. John Blocher and Miss Dalene Rhodes, ar rangements. and Mrs Rene Taylor and Mrs. Earl Rick meier, refreshments. Daughters of board mem bers who are students at the college, will serve as pages. Lt. Platt Takes Bride Mr. and Mrs. Whitman Win chell Hopton of Dee; Park, La Salle, 111., announce the mar riage of their daughter Sally to Lt. (J.g.> Grafton Steele Platt, USN, son of Rear Ad miral and Mrs. C. Benedict Platt of Chevy Chase. Until her marriage last month the bride attended George Washington University. Lt. Platt attended Episcopal High School and was gradu ated from the United States Naval Academy. He is on sea duty at present and when he returns the last of the month will be stationed In Charleston, S. C. While he Is away his bride is visiting his parents in Chevy Chase.