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THE EVENING STAR Wothing low, 0. C., Tkanday, March 5, 1959 f> p(^^® 6r ■i Bp Jm |L » v.-. k j ■■ ■ V'- £ Jp '_y.y :^'- - jftajKiij, JMMjLk «. * 'ißp - ” ymmw > * •T i ■ w v#' 7> fi Mi, - ■>.a_ s? 4 e | | m, 1 Jf jPp^ |r ■ k • fW>F J I BBS; ! . jgy A££K* ** 'flr AHKif' «mi >, < ' : jr ‘' £‘ : - JB|' V “ . ,^--v, :Jv *&.„ • §>£ *jy & : W A * ,J # HR «4| S %:,<*,*• V ■L awKSS^EK■ HE ' '. ; ' H jH' '. |L ALL DRESSED UP FOR PLAY —Attired in their costumes depicting a famous mother and her quints ore, left to right, Mrs. Paul Jones, Mfs. Carl Albert, Mrs. Alfred Seminski, Mrs. Clarence Brown and Mrs. Tom Steed, Mrs. J. Arthur ' Flounders' l Skit Marks Anniversary Members of the Congres* rional Club took some fanci ful liberties with historical fact at their annual Pounder’s Day brunch yesterday. But it was all in fun as the Congressional wives marked their 51st anniversary with a nonsensical "Flounders Dav” skit acted by a 30-member cast dubbed the "Old Hick Players." The skit, which featured the leading women of the t ages from Eve to Mrs. Space of 2001. mixed past and pres ent with complete abandon to the amusement of the approximate 300 guests. Nero's wife appeared with a fiddle "given to her hus band by Jack Benny"' Pris cilla Mullens. John A!den's fiancee, carried on a Plym outh Rock -to - Jamestown phone conversation with Po cahontas on their prospective marriage plans, and Betsy Ross was portrayed proudly surveying the first flag she had just finished only to have Mrs E. L. Bartlett, wife of the new Senator from Alaska, rush in and say, "You forgot one star'” Mrs. James C. Davis, wife of the Representative irorn Georgia and a past, president of the club, wrote the. skit and was chairman of the brunch, assisted by Mrs. John J. Riley, wife of the Repre sentative from South Caro lina. as co-chairman. Mrs. W. F. Norrell club president, cut the birthday cake, assisted by Mrs Porter Dale of Vermont, oldest living past president of the club. Seven past presid r>ts, in cluding Mrs. Dale were the honor guests. The others were Mrs. Edward Burke, Mrs John Taber. Mrs Har old Burton. Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Omar Burleson and Mrs John J. Williams. Beneiit Play To Aid Study The D C. Chapter of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae will pre sent its annual benefit play. "The Satin Slipper.” at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Catholic Uni versity. The play by the French contemporary author. Paul ! Claudel, is being put on by the Speech and Drama De partment of the Catholic University under the chair manship of Miss Jean M. Fitzgerald and Miss Eliza beth C. McAllister. Proceeds will go to the chapter schol arship fund. N ATU R AL PROTE I N | fn j I KRETSCHMER WHEAT GERM ... just the heart of the wheat • wonderfully toasted to make good things taste even better. Two table spoons to a serving of hot or | cold cereal gives you a breakfast rich j j yyfo'fL'tS- 4 ** 1 in vitamins, high in protein. Good as j it li ■ well when you bake, when you fry ... I I ■ at a with salads, casseroles, ground meats, I ■ ft vegetables. Try it today. ! V KRETSCHMER WHEAT GERM | j CORPORATION. j Child and Nuclear Age to Be Discussed By ISABELLE SHELTON Star Staff Writer How is the world different for the child since the advent of the nuclear age? In what way has the family, the community, the tempo, the climate of values been af fected? How has the world changed physically. Intellect ually. aesthetically and mor ally? What can the family do to help the child adjust to all this? What can the schools do? These and several related questions are the earnest con cern of the Washington Ethi cal Society, which is sponsor ing a series of free lectures on the subject. Each talk will start at 8 p.m., at the Na tional Housing Center, 1625 L street N.W. The speakers on the philo sophical aspects of the ques tions are John O. Theban, executive secretary of the Family and Child Services of the District: Dr. John B. Whitelaw, chief for teacher education of the Office of Ed cuatlon of H. E. W.; Dr D. Wells Goodrich of the Na tional Institute of Mental Health: and Algernon Black, leader of the New York So ciety for Ethical Culture. A practical basis for the discussions, in the technical sense of delineating nuclear progress to date, was laid earliei this week by Dr. Maurice M. Shapiro, super intendent of the Naval Research Laboratory's Nu cleonics division. Mr. Theban will speak March 13 on the Role of the Family. Dr. Whitelaw will speak the following week, March 17. on Schools to Meet the Challenge. Dr. Goodrich will speak March 27 on the Creative Use of Inner Conflict. Mr Black will wind up the senes March 31 with a dis cusion entitled The Child's World Moral Values and Realities. Divided Views The speakers obviously are not of one mind on their b-oad topic. At a preliminary "bull session," some inter esting differences of opinion came to light. Dr. Whitelaw. who says he was tremendously impressed by Soviet educational meth ods which he observed during a tour of Russia last sum mer. will stress his belief that much must be done to im prove American education. “It seems to me we must begin to change our concepts about education," he declared. “We have always thought in term” of 'self realization' of each individual. We must be gin to think in terms of na tional interest. “I know that term is very Younger is seated on the floor. This skit was presented yesterday at the Congressional Club's Founder's Day Brunch.—Star Staff Photo by Arnold Sachs. offensive to many people," the educator conceded. “But we must begin to think that way, or we will perish." "We are faced with thd problem that everybody has to be twice as smart as he was in the past to survive," he declared. "If a person has not had the opportunity to study biology, physics, chem istry. and to acquire a real grounding in literature, his tory and geography, and speak at least one other language fluently, he ob viously does not understand the world he is living in. ‘Works Kids Twice as Hard’ "We should be working our kids twice as hard a* we are today. They would think twice as much of their teacher, and learn twice as much." Dr. Whitelaw con tinued. yany good results would flow from this, he believes. “It will solve much of our juvenile delinquency. It will make our schools into edu cation centers, instead of custodial Institutions, which they largely are today. On the college level. Dr. Whitelaw believes, "no one should go unless he knows what he is going for. We have the tradition in* this country of going to college to find out what we want to do. This is a fantastic waste of the teacher's time ” The educator ha? some ideas on working women which presumably will meet some resistance. “I think the day is past when women can make a full time job of child rearing," he says boldly. We will soon have the idea in this country that the Soviets have come to for a different reason— no woman will feel quite right unless she has a job. With OUR ONLY LoCAJloN>^><ycy--Cy<>cy*2><>-^ X ' * <? Spring Suited... ofjk at the ESTHER Shop l _ S 1225 F St ' NW ' f ' ' | () mm W a young man's prolor. 9ft i »up«rb fabric*. IJ j We. cun fit your slim or husky il / ****■• Our Mr Taninlan it rea( i v f 0 serve 9m - ls " v j you in our Children's Shoe Ik? • qg | • L Hie slore Thai Clothes America’s Best Dressed Children -o'' all the gadgets 6he has to help with her housework it ! is no longer a supreme ota jectlve for a woman just to be a wife and mother." Dissenting Voice Mr. Theban, while agreeing to participate in the series of talks, says he actually is in disagreement with the funda mental premise. “I don't think the so-called nuclear age has made an im pact on the consciousness of many people, child or adult, except slightly on the uncon scious level." he declared. Concern with the possibility of instantaneous nuclear ex tinction may be responsible for some heightening of ten sion. Mr. Theban concedes. "But mankind has been living on the slope of Vesu vius for so long, this is just ' another slope, not very dif ferent from all the others." he declared. "It is Just another step in the evolution and revolution of family life started by the industrial rev olution." Other factors are of much greater importance in their effect on the family, hence the child. Mr. Theban be lieves. Urbanization and the spectacular increases in popu lation are but two. he suggested. Rose Ball Beneiit Set by 100 Club The 100 Club of Washing ton will hold a Rose Ball for charity op Saturday at 9 pm at the B'Nai Israel Synagogue. Sixteenth and Crittenden streets N.W. Proceeds from the dance will aid the needy of the Washington area. Highlight of the ball will be a drawing to select a king and queen. Music will be supplied by Ben Worth and his or chestra. Mental Hospital Trend To Smaller Units Cited By RUTH DEAN Star Staff Wrltar Mental hospitals of the future probably will be small units of 1,000 beds or fewer, Dr. Mathew Ross, medical director of the American Psychiatric Association, pre dicted yesterday. In a luncheon address to the Women’s National Press Club at the Lafayette Hotel, Dr. Ross pointed out during a question period after his talk that "the day' of the large mental hospital Is probably on the wane." Some of today's Institutions house as many as 12.000 patients, the speaker pointed out. "We think now In terms of hospitals of no more than 1.000 beds as more suitable to our current practices in medicine." He also added that “we must find some way of using the existing large hospitals by breaking down Its facilities Into smaller units." As to the appropriation of public funds for building of new hospitals, the APA offi cial said he hoped legislators would keep in mind that "fewer of us want great big monstrosities.” Hospital Trend Studied At the same time. Dr. Ross agreed with another ques tioner that there seems to be a trend ail over the United , States of more people being released from mental hospi tals than are admitted. "But there Is some begin ning evidence to show that more people are being read mitted to mental hospitals.” he added. "Statisticians are studying these figures, but we don’t yet know what they mean.” In his talk. Dr. Ross de clared that there are only about 1.200 physicians in the United Btates who specialize in psychiatry—about one for every 14.000 persons. At the same time, he point ed out that approximately 1.8 million persons receive some form of psychiatric treat ment every year In our coun try. 1 “The law of supply and demand operates in psychi atry in much the same man ner it does elsewhere,” Dr. Ross said. "There are too many patients for too few well-trained psychiatrists to deal with them.” Dr. Ross praised the role of the press in exposing the inadequacies of the mental hospitals and in publicizing the need for more support for all kinds of psychiatric facilities. But there is a need for a more fundamental contribu tion “the necessity of changing an entire cultural attitude toward mental ill ness.” he stressed. "There Is the necessity to obtain public recognition that mental health and men tal Illness, like death and taxes, are everyone's business and a community responsi bility.” Not Miracle Drugs Queried about the merits of the tranquilizer drugs as reported miracle workers. Dr. Ross declared emphatically: "They are not miracle drugs. They are an aid. not a cure all." Dr. Ross emphasized that psychiatrists "are apprecia tive" of the effects of the tranquilizers as an aid in making patients more recep tive to psychotherapy who might not otherwise be "reached." At the same time he warned that the drugs can be harmful “if not used wisely and should be used only on the prescription of a physi cian who knows the patient's tolerance for the drugs." Asked for his prognosis of the "beat generation,” Dr. Ross said he didn't think the beatniks are any different from any other generation. "Each generation has had dif ferent means of expressing the outer manifestations of the basic inner turmoil they express to us.” he pointed out. adding that he didn’t think “It’s anything to laugh about, because they have se rious needs that need atten tion. But I think, too, It's part of the signs of the times.” Dr. Ross was Introduced by Mrs. Lee Walsh, Women's Editor of The Star and presi dent of the club. WHY GROW OLD? Healthy Hair Is Important By JOSEPHINE LOWMAN Register and Tribune Syndicate It is true that hair, its natural texture and color and its styling, have a tremen dous effect on a woman's at tractiveness. Nothing makes her look dowdier than poorly groomed hair. If her tresses are dull, dusty or covered with lint, or wispy or straggly at the hair line. this immediately adds years to appearance and de tracts from the whole pic ture. Brushing Nightly brushing Is a splen did beauty and hair-health routine. It stimulates circu lation In the scalp and dis tributes the oil over the hair, thus adding sheen and over coming dryness. Even in the case of oily hair this is a good measure because it tends to normalize the little oil glands In the scalp. Many women become alarmed when they notice that their hair Is shedding more than usual. I think moss women find that this is more or less natural If It is not extreme, and If It does not last too long. This may happen at certain seasons or after extremes in weather or following an illness or times of strain. If it continues for a Jong period, an expert should be consulted. Sealing Normal Scaling is also a normal function of the scalp. As a matter of fact, the skin of the head constantly sloughs off dead cells but usually this Is not noticeable. Often when a woman thinks she has dandruff she just has a very dry scalp. True dand ruff Is a skin disease and should be treated by a der matologist. Women often write asking if alcohol is too drying to use on the scalp and if this will get rid of dandruff. As I already have said. If you have real dandruff you need ex pert treatment. If your con dition is due to dry scalp, alcohol will make it even drier. The best tonics for tl|is condition have little or no alcohol in them. Spring lhT ■.. , Ik Ik MH HHhk Bl .Mat m Rk /5Lv *- - THE LUNCHEON MEETING— Dr. Mathew Ross, Medical Director of the American Psy chiatric Association, talks with Representative John E. Fogarty of Rhode Island at yesterday's luncheon meeting of the Women's National Press Club held in the ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel.—Star Staff Photo. Antique Show Will Be Held Next Week The ninth annual Antiques Show and Sale at the Chevy Chase Methodist Church will be held next week. It will open at 11 am. Tuesday and will last through Thursday. Sponsored by the Wesleyan Service Guild of the Church, proceeds will go to charities including children's hospitals and church homes for chil dren and older people. Bixteen dealers will par- "" Daily hour* 9:00 A.M.-6 P.M. CLASSIC COACHMAN ROBE This nylon tricot coachman robe combines wrwtf a fovorite style with a : * favorite fabric! Coral, y,I X L V aqua or navy with white i ' I'Sfc Ji 5 \ piping on collar i/«i |.. J m IrfL 'jf ond cuffs. * ii) 18,96 SIZES 42-52 til' W~ Add 35c lor mail ordtrt Ml ' luaW 1" 1 pht* 2% taUt tax on D. C. HI I|V j j orders only. State 2nd color IPs I | choice. No CDJD’t. /P® ; Site //I "■ 716 llrti St. N.W. L € A I •*»«« ’ m 11 | Between G& H Sts. M /j 1 | RE. 7-9732 ! ticipate in the show and items for sale will Include furniture, glass, china, old prints, dolls, jewelry, silver, pewter and brass. An added attraction this year will be a special display of heraldry art by Miss Janet Mpetze. Home made pastries, and candies will also be available at the event. Mrs. Samuel Bryson is chairman of the Guild. The chairman of the show is Mrs. Elsie A. Shores, assisted by Mrs. Courtney Young. Mrs. Karl Plitt, Mrs Claude Moss burg and Miss Margaret Bruce.