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r |tHIS is the anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, in 1412, at Domremy, France. In command of an army, she forced the English to raise the siege of Orleans, thereby saving France from alien domination. WAYS OF A HUSBAND -:- By Ann Lisle A Delightful Sequel to “When a Girl Marries,” Which Scored Such a Tremendous Success Throughout the Country. By Ann Lisle, Whose Serials of Married Life ( Have Won a Big Popular Success. (Copyright. 1923, King Features Syndicate. Inc.) UT now I’m not sure,” she said thoughtfully. “Marriage does not seem •o simple as I thought it ■ ? would be. It looks as if a girt couldn’t be sure of a man—or of herself. I thought you just fell in love and that was all there would be to it. I di ln‘t know there might be another • woman having a claim on the taan you loved. g I could see that Irma was groping in the dark. But even though I was in the light, I had to groupe also, since my promise to Evvy held me from the sort of plain speaking for which I yearned. "A young girl’s likely to idealize the first man who is very atten tive to her,” I said. “And it is human nature to want things the more when someone else seems to want them That’s the spirit of competition. As for fickleness, a girl might think one man her ideal until she met her true ideal. I suppose it would be only t natural for someone who’d nevci •sen a handsome building to think the county seat in his State wonderful until he got to *ne capital and saw how much more wonderful that was.” I looked at Irma eagerly to see if she took in my meaning. The •low flush which /mounted to her placid brow told me that rhe did. Then, stooping forward still more •agerly, she asked: "But wouldn’t a girl be foolish to wait for a man who’s—never— spoken—when she has a fine op portunity to marry a man who - loves her?” ~- "Oh, Irma!” I began reproach fully. “You’d” I was interrupted by the maid, Who came to summon Irma to the telephone. Idly I picked up an evening paper to entertain myself while •he was gone. I fluttered through 3 the sheets and suddenly a picture on the Woman’s page caught my •ye. It was Ruth Gregory’s picture, ▲nd under it was a photograph •f her painting. “The Young Avi ator.” Unmistakably the picture was a portrait of Jim —there in the paper for all the world to see. Across the top of the picture was a caption: “Famous woman painter to turn sculptor. Ruth Gregory Will model statue similar to this painting she has just finished.” ~ Almost breathlessly I read the article accompanying the an nouncement that Ruth Gregory was to turn sculptor and to model • statue after her painting, “The Young Aviator.” Subconsciously I was hoping that Irma would be " kept a long time at the telephone. £ Bitting there in her den, I raced through a maze of words which told how Miss Gregory had been •warded the commission to model a statue for the great aviation memorial in a distant city. J WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? 1— When was the first perma nent settlement in Michigan I made? 2 When did Henry Ireton, who signed the warrant for the execution of Charles I, die? 3 When was The Players’ Club In New York City founded? 4 When did John Trumbull, the early American poet, publish "M'Fingal”? 5 When was Louis XVI, King ©f France, beheaded? (Answers to These Queries Will Be Printed Tomorrow.) answers To Saturday’s Questions. 1— Florence, Italy, noted art center, was founded about 80 B. C. 2 “The Golden Legend,” a biography of Saints, was com piled in the thirteenth century. 3 Lotteries are said to have originated in Florence, Italy, about 1530. 4 The House of Savoy, reign ing house of Italy, was founded •bout 1416. 5 Mad Mullah led a rebellion •f the Somalis, in Africa, against th© British, from 1901 to 1903. (Copyright, 1923. King Features Syndicate. Inc.) ► The article was lavish in its -♦> praise of the painter who had mastered the art of the chisel as well as that of the brush. As I read, a cool, aloof part of my brain sat in judgment and said: “No wonder Jim is proud of his friendship with this genius. Who wouldn’t be? It’s enough to make any man believe in himself to find that his friendship means anything to one of the great art ists of his time." But the woman In me was In revolt. I found myself torn by a fury of jealousy which was all the more devastating because I ’ was divided against myself and could see why Jim must rejoice in this friendship which had the more power to hurt me just be- , cause it was so important. I wondered if It was to con sult Jim about this statue that Ruth Gregory had sent for him the evening Rosa Cordova heard him passing her apartment to go to Ruth’s studio. For a mo ment I contemplated talking it all over with Jim. But in the next instant I knew I could never do this. If Jim comes to me frankly and talks over with me what everyone who reads must know, I can force myself to accept any situation, including the probable one that he’s going to pose for the statue. When I got to this point in my cogitations Irma came flut tering back into the room. Hex mood, as I saw at a glance, was entirely different from the tense, uncertain and almost ter rified one in which she left the room. "It was Tom Mason who wanted me on the telephone,” she said with an assumption of ease. “He’s so chivalrous. He i YOUR BEAUTY BEAUTIFUL EYES, BROWS AND LASHES By Maria Jeritza, ” Famous Prima Donna of the Met ropolitan Opera Company and One of the Most Beautiful Women of the Day. A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! May 1924 bring you con tinued success in your beauty quest. There is every reason why it should, since beauty is the flow ering of good health and good health is so easily available for every normal woman in this en lightened age. We are no longer fettered to ways of living and thinking that are detrimental to the finest physical and mental development. Custom and fashion decree that we swim, drive, take long walks, toboggan, skate, golf, ride on horseback, row boats, canoe, play tennis. And, what is also impor tant, we Indulge in these health giving sports comfortably and suitably dressed. Did it ever occur to you that In the roman tie Elizabethan age soap was unknown? We are living in an age of bathtubs, with running hot and cold water, abundant soap, and evenly heated, well-ven tilated homes. All this is conducive to beauty. We are free to learn not only woman’s finest profession—home making—but to develop our In telligence as far as we will In all Ifashion fads AND FANCIES By Mildred Ash . ■ Bearing a Saucy Message—all Its own, the versatile handker chief, now such an elaborate dress accessory, assumes another guise and is seen to train care lessly from the upper pocket of the mannishly tailored suit. Made of a square yard of solid color chiffon, such a 'kerchief bears upon its deep white border a French Inscription that we hesi tate to translate. From Head to. Foot —ermine fur Is featured. Many a small black satin hat with Its ermine orna ment, tope a black velvet frock trimmed in the same regal fur. From beneath the skirt of such a gown appear velvet or satin slippers, whose buckle* are out* lined with ermine. THE WASHINGTON TIMES • • The National Daily • • MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1923. z. CSfcsiUjt - insists on coming to take you home. “I don’t need him,” I began bluntly. "He’s at his dub-—just around the corner,” said Irma, over-riding me with • smile, which seemed to set us suddenly miles apart. "He’ll be over almost imme diately. You know, Ann©, ©v©n Uncl© has to Odmir© him—he’s so thoughtful. When I felt I had . to oom© home ahead of schedule— to get away and think things over—instead of oeing hurt or angry at me for running off, he offered to stay over Sunday at the Springs with Uncle.” "That was completely magnani mous, I’m sure,” I said, with addity. "Tom was amazingly kind to be willing to stay and in gratiate himself with your uncle. Does Mr. Haldane like him better than he did when he sent you off to your sister?” I fixed my eyes on Irma’s, try ing to force her to remember that Mr. Haldane had once sent her away in order to free her from Tom’s influence. Though my promise to Evvy held me from saying anything which could be used directly against Tom, I didn’t purpose to let Peter Stan ley’s cause go without a subtle, even if almost miscroscoplc, effort to stand by, so I added quickly: “It must be a great satisfaction to you to have some new friends of whom your blessed Uncle Loren is sure to approve. Won’t he cdore Lorraine Thurlow and our nice Peter?” Irma stared at me. A tiny wrinkle came between her brows. I could see that she was puzzled. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) directions and cultivate the tal ents that have been given us. And this is greatly conducive to usefulness, charm and beauty. We pay less attention than for merly to the passing years. They are no longer dreaded as thieves of youth and beauty. We glean from them their treasures of en joyment, wisdom and opportun ity for service, then let them go, quite forgotten except for their pleasant memories. Youthfulness, we have learned, is rather a constructive mode of thought than a brief span of some twenty girlhood years. One of the loveliest women I ever met was a grandmother sixty-eight years young. This woman often golfed with her husband and children, danced and swam with them. She was their comrade as well as wise adviser. At the wedding of her youngest daughter the bride laugh ingly and proudly remarked that her mother looked younger and prettier than any of her daugh ters. This woman's beauty and charm were not due to cosmetics, for she used them sparingly. If at all; nor to her clothes, though she dressed well. Her loveliness was the natural expression of a lifetime of unselfed, absorbed Interest in others, together with sensible at tention to her own health and ap pearance. She remained young because she retained a fresh Interest in life and a receptive mental attitude. There is a beauty of autumn, as well as a beauty of spring. And winter has its own loveliness of evergreen and earth dreaming un der a snowy carpet of Immortal springtime. The autumn aftd win ter of life also hold for woman ex quisite beauty. A wise woman accepts without struggle or regret all the myriad moods of life's loveliness. When the bells ring in the new year, as they will a few hours hence, let us, with due apprecia tion of all that is good in the old order of things, yet welcome with open minds the progressive and the new. Det the chimes ring out for us old prejudices and narrow points of view and ring in new Ideals of happy service, youthful ness and beauty. As the poet sang— “ Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells across the snow, Ring out the false, ring in the true.” In Wednesday’s Article—How to Make Your Ears Beautiful. (Copyrlrht. 1921. Premier Syndicate. Inc.) The Latest Paris Fashions Republished by Special Arrangement with Good Housekeeping, the Nation’s Greatest Magazine of the Home. «| tof ffl ’ \ '■ k i / ffl dn attractive V>4Z f ft I J O° wn by B Doeuillet VT tomato ret ; S crepe satin » embroidered x. m f ( with gold r 6 A md tiny L VI emeraMs. I V V P®®***, ft I J 1 HIA which are IJ ' A of plain Batin * Ip M'l effect a ® '7 i A striking ® SsO'4'z'q contrast 11 with the W ' 13 embroidered O ST Z 1 crepe. I ri I Collars of I ' J/ J ft linen or Wi l l real lace I a?, o* |f If; % / * are worn Bcd^n j 4 q with a tie ffros ff ra^n /' a ribbon H matching I > A. frock ' twX ln color. I'M C] FOXY GRANDPA’S STORIES THEY FIND OUT SOMETHING NICE ABOUT RATS TELL you, Foxy Grand pa," Insisted Bunny, “rats -*■ aren’t as bad as people think they are.” "Now, Bunny,” said f, "you know that no one loves animals more than I do, but i must ad mit that I don’t consider rats ad mirable members of the animal world. They're such dirty things. I can’t find one trait in their characters to be admired.” “Dirty!” exclaimed Bunny In dignantly. "They’re not dirty at all. You’re always talking about Bunch, the cat—how clean she Is —and holding her up to Bobby as an example because she washes herself after every meal. Do you know that a rat does the same thing?" ’"No,” I answered. “I must ad mit that I did not know that.” “Indeed,” continued Bunny earnestly. “They’re a lot of good and kind things about them. They don’t make bad pets, either, when they are tamed.” “Don’t tell Bobby that,” I laughed. “The house is ho full of pets now that we simply haven’t room for another one.” “Perhaps some day you will see something that will make you change your opinion of rats, Foxy Grandpa,” Bunny added, hope fully. And do you know, that very thing happened, it was not a week before I had completely forgotten my bad impression of the rat family, and I will tell you why. One day while we were out in the barn—what a lovely place a barn is and how many wonderful things happen there Bunny nudged me and notloned to me to be quiet. I knew something was up and turned my head in the direction to which the little rabbit was pointing. What do you think I saw? You’ll never guess in a thousand years. I saw a very strange sight. There right in front of our 4- very eyes were two big fat rats. That was not so strange, because one expects to find rats in a barn. But it was what they were doing that was so extraordinary. For between them was a match stick. “Are they fighting over It?” I asked. "And what do they want with a match stick?” asked Bobby un der his breath. “Perhaps they are going to put it in their nest,” I ventured. “Sh," said Bunny. “Watch i them.” Watch them! I should say we did. Because I soon saw that they were not fighting over it. But that one little fellow was holding one end and that the other seemed to be sharing the weight with him. "Surely the one rat is not help ing the other one,” I whispered. "Can’t a rat carry a match stick? queried Bobby. “Sure,” whispered Bunny. “But watch them carefully. “I do believe 1 ’ I gasped in amazement, “that they’re playing a game. The one rat seems to be leading the other by that stick.” "That rat is blind. And the other one is leading him. "Bunny said with a choking in his voice .” “Os all things!” murmured. "How kind of that rat,” said Bobby as we turned to go into the house. "Yes,” I agreed. “I’ll never criticise rats again. “That just goes to show you never know what good there is in an animal, even a rat. (Copyright. 1923, by International Feature Service, Inc.) In Tuesday’s story Bobby dis covers why Speckle lost her ap petite. Slow But Sure “You and Fred have been en gaged six months now; won’t you be getting married pretty soon?" “Good Lord, no! Why, he hasn’t even paid for the engage nent ring yet.” A ROMANCE IN A BIG STORE The Story of a Girl Who Did Her Work So Well That She Won the Admiration of a Young Man Who Had a Good Deal to Recommend Him. By A. M. Crawford. ’ zz’W’FES, indeed, chaxmeen is •• th© most popular ma- JL terlal for dresses this winter. Five ninety-flv© a yard. You’ll make no mistake in select ing It for it never will wear slick. It certainly will make a smart traveling dress.” Barbara Anne Le© was happy when she had • prospective customer. When two dresses had been purchased and the customer had gone, Lillie Maskall, who was in trimmings at the next counter, pushed back a pile of new dress goods and joined Barbara Anne. “Why didn’t you tell this new bird today that you would not be here after the first?” "Because I don’t think it’s fair to advertise Mr. Bart’s store while I am still on Mr. Wilhoit’s payroll." Barbara Anne was carefully cutting new papers to wrap around a bolt of delicately colored Paulette crepe. “He’s very pleasant, I think. He was in the office yesterday when Mr. Wilhoit sent for me.” “Boss ask you to stay on?” "No, just said that he appre ciated my services here and hoped I would be happy at Bart’s ” Barbara Anne did not look up as the new man walked slowly by her. He was young, good looking, the most attractive man she had met in the store. She was sorry to leave Wil- SECRETS OF HEALTH YOU AS A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS By Charles A. L. Reed, M. D., Former President of the Amer ican Medical Association. r)U —by which I mean we, all of us, all mankind —are classified by scientists as the highest typo of animal life. Wh y 7 Because the t$ y ', ' jelly specks or Iw cells of which wßfr B you are com posed are of jB more shapes and are made " up n umer ous UH structures and Vp exercise a lar ger number of distinct functions than In any other form of animal existence. - It may be said that each of these many structures is a part cf the most complex but normally the most harmoniously working mechanism that has so far been evolved. Certain of these structures are more distinctly related to each ether than are others in the exer cise of a certain general function. Structures so related comprise a system. The “systems” that are neces sary for your life and health are variously constituted and variously named. Thus the system which gives strength and stability to your body consists of bones of dif ferent shapes—long bones, flat bones, Irregular bones and is called tk 3 skeleton or bony sys tem. The system by which you move your bones, by which you move ycurself, consists of muscles, most cf which are fastened to your bones, and is called the muscular system. The system by which you think; l.y which you see, hear, taste, srnell and feel; by which you di rect the movement of most of your muscles and all of your movable bones; by which is con trolled every other function of your body, is made up of your brain and literally millions of nerves and is called the nervous system. The system by which you take in food and prepare it for the use of your body, a system made up of your teeth, gullet, stomach, Intestines and a lot of associated organs, is called the digestive or nutritive system. The system by which not only digested food but various other substances, many oT them poison ous, are filtered out of the mov ing current within your body, the filters consisting of thousands of little glands connected with each other by myriads of little canals. Tomorrow Earth Is Nearest the Sun. *pHE earth is at the perihelion point of its orbit to morrow night, which means that it is at its least distance from the sun. This is about 91,330,000 miles. July 3 it will be at aphelion and 94,445,000 miles away. r holt’s. She had been there for - years. It was beginning to feel like home but when Mr. Bart approached her one day when she had been looking through hie handsome ziew store during her lunch hour and had made her the amazingly good of fer of thirty-flvo • week and • 10 per cent bonus, she had gone straight to Mr. Wilhoit. Sho wanted to give him an oppor tunity to keep her if he cared to meet Mr. Bart’s offer. But he had only expressed his regret. The new man’s voice sounded suddenly across the counter. "If I can manage to have Mr. Bart release you. Miss Lee, will you remain with us at his terms.” “I believe I can swing the deal with him. I have a small block of stock in his concern. My com pany is taking over Mr. Wilhoit’s holdings the first of the month, and I am to be manager here. “If you will stay I want to make you buyer for your depart ment, for trimmings, too. Miss Maskall’s sole interest seems to be in watching the time clock and in holding out her hand for her pay envelope. I’m afraid I’ll have to let her go.” Quick as a flash, Barbara Anne lifted pleading brown eyes. “Please, Mr. Calhoun, try her out in the children’s department before you discharge her! She’d be so interested there and happy, too. She has often mentioned the fact to me.” * is called the lymphatic or glan dular system. The system by which you dis tribute the food that you eat and the air that you breathe to every part of your body and by which waste products are started on their way outward from the tissues where they are formed, a system that consist of your blood, heart, arteries, veins and the little ter minal blood vessels called capil laries, is known as the circulatory system. The system by which these waste products are taken from the circulatory system and elim inated from the body, a system consisting of your liver and kid neys and the millions of little glands in your skin and of some ether glands in other parts of your body, is called the excretory system. The system that secretes sub stances called hormones, that thus furnishes particular kinds of energy for the other systems and makes them work harmoniously— the Ignition apparatus, as it were—is made up of a number of widely separated little organs and is called the’ hormone system. Now stop to consider the rela tion of these systems to each other. The bony system of strength, the muscular system of motion, the nervous system of power, the nutritive system of energy and repair, the excretory sytem of waste and drainage, the hormone system of regulation— all of which, with the special senses, work harmoniously in one grand system which is you your self. That is the reason why you speak of “my system” or of the “human system” —a “system.” That is the reason why you are a system of systems, but a system that operates under natural law— harmoniously in health, inhar monlously in disease, but always under natural law. Tomorrow—How to Care for Your Scalp. (Copyrirht, 1923. Klnie Features Syndicate. Inc.) —” An Easy One The minister was making a speech urging the formation of a young people’s society. As he surveyed the smiling young faces about him the benevolent old gen tleman dwelt upon the Influences which bind the ties of friendship between boys and girls. “What is this great institution,” he Inquired heatedly, “which brings our young people closer and closer together with each passing hour?” “That’s easy,” offered a cake eater In the back row. “Danc ing.” ► He smiled. “Thank you for tbh suggestion. I*ll test her out up there. There is to be a buyers’ meeting tonight. I'm depending on you to be there. I know that Mr. Bart will give you up to me. Fact is, I’ve already mentioned the matter to him. “If you win allow me, I’d like to run you home after the buyers* meeting tonight. We can talk over business conditions at the same time. You can give me * line on the employes* attitude to the managemenu—that will be worth a great deal to me.” Was that a flush mounting from his collar to the roots of his blond hair. “Ordinarily, I don’t do this sort of thing, but you seem such a sensible, capable girl, you can help me so much ” He was stammering, “Mr. Wilhoit will tell you that I’m just a harmless bachelor, wanting more than anything else in the world to make a success out of this business .” “I’ll be glad to help you in any way I can.” She marveled at her own steady tones. “Funny, but from the minute I saw you, I felt that you could help n»c —would help me,” he cor rected smilingly. “See you later!” Such Simple words, but they turned her heart to love’s old song. She smiled back at him. She woula dream, for dreams sometimes miraculously came true! Cinderella fashion, like the lovely fairy tale of long ago. APPETIZING SALADS By Hannah Wing ■ —— HERE are some suggestions for salads worth trying with company dinners or with any heavy meals. A salad elegant and yet satisfy ing the other qualifications of flavor and juiciness is made from the small, tender white stalks of celery and the little white, glis - tening onions used for pickling. These two delicacies are steamed separately until tender and trans parent. They are then placed on ice to chill and later placed in French dressing to marinate for an hour or so. Another good as well as color ful salad is one in which smooth, round beets about the size of small apples are cooked until tender, the skins slipped off and the centers removed leaving a hollow shell. Chop the removed centers, add diced celery, apples and nuts mixed with French dressing and fill the beet cups with the mixture. Serve on let tuce with French dressing to which a little Roquefort cheese has been added. Another salad delicate and in dividual is made from the very tipmost tips of asparagus set in a sharp aspic with peas and cooked carrots cut in tiny balls the same size as -the peas. The salads may be molded in t tiny custard cups or after-dinner cof fee cups. A little experiment ing will develop a pleasing ar rangement of the colorful vege tables in the jelly. This salad may be served on -- lettuce and with garnished curls of celery and mayonnaise dress ing. The molds should be rinsed out with cold water before the jelly is poured in. The vegetables should not be placed until the jelly has begun to set and is thickened enough to hold them in place. The cool crispness of froaen salads is not out of place even in winter menus. A sharp aspara gus mousse or a frozen fruit salad makes a pleasant contrast to heavy, hot dishes. A simpler salad may be made from tomato juice drained from canned tomatoes, well seasoned with cloves and onions and set with gelatin. This should be seasoned to taste. Some like it sweet, some like it sour. Mold this aspic in brick form and serve in slices or mold it to indi vidual servings. A little ingenuity will contrive a passable poinsettia salad by cutting tomato jelly in petal form and arranging it in flowery shape on the salad plate with mayon naise dressing for the center.