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THE VOICE OF Broadway By Louis Sobol Diary of a Colyumist's Pup! ("Whiskey” rattles a few more skeletons.) Tuesday— “ Well,” says Hawk face over his orange juice, “Comes the Revolution and I’m all set!” The Lady says, “What now?” and he says, "Look at this card. I am now a Supreme Knight of the Road and this letter from Jeff Davis says I am now a full-fledged hobo with all the privileges!” The Lady asks, indifferent like, “Well, who’s Jeff Davis?” And he answers scornfully, “Davis is the ‘King of the Ho boes,* and he writes me, ‘Fakes and impostors got out the re ports I was dead or defeated at the election of the Hobo Conven tion and some said I was in jail, but I have never served time in prison or in jail. Every method has been used to slander me, blaspheme me or ruin me in the eye of the public by those who could not get the Kingship, but would destroy he who has it.*” The Queen giggles and says, "O, so now King Davis of the Ho boes has made you a Supreme Hobo Knight. Isn’t that some thing?” And he glares at her and 'says, "Well, what’s wrong with that?” And she shrugs her shoul ders and says “Nothing. Only last year the porter in the hair-dressing shop where I go to was made a Kentucky Colonel, and I think you two should get together. Some thing may come of it.” Wednesday—l bumped into that Bedlington honey this morning and she didn’t seem so icy like she has been, but the Queen kept tug ging at me and snapping, “Now Whiskey, I don’t want you to get into any more .lights.” Well, what are you going to do with a woman like that who can’t see the difference between wanting to fight and wanting to romance so I give it up this morning, but I’ll get my chance because that baby sure is sweet and has a manner. I’m not making any bones about it, dear diary. I’ve fallen. When we get back to the house, Fuddenhead has his snoot deep in a fancy magazine, and the Queen asks, “What are you reading?” And he says, “Oh, this is an advance copy of Town and Country. There’s a wallop of a piece starting by Francis O. French”...“Who,” asks Beautiful, “is Francis O. French?” And he says, “He’s Tucky French’s pappy, who mar ried young Jack Astor—l mean she married him, and he says his snooty son-in-law says to him if you write your book, only the parlor maids will buy it, but not the chauffeurs; so French writes, ‘Why should my story appeal to parlor maids but frighten away the chauffeurs?* and goes on to say he once drove a taxi himself for two years.” The Queen says, “Didn’t Tommy Manville drive a taxi, too?” And Rainface says, testily, “Yes, what of it?” The Queen says, “Nothing—but may be if you had driven a taxi I wouldn’t have to go on my knees , every time I want to buy a petti coat.” And he snaps, “Don’t exaggerate; you haven’t worn a petticoat in years.” They fire back and forth at each other and she sees he is going to fly up, so she changes the subject and says sweetly: “Wasn’t that Noel Coward grand last night?” He says, "Yes, but Gertrude Law rence was tops. That girl’s gone away up in my estimation—l didn’t know she had it in her.” The Queen titters and says, “Won’t that please her—knowing you IIOM wBl I Sbkrm \ SffiO II Wliy n C°4 "vW Or-c WJm uWUI i ill KEiff ■_li-X | l 3A <? TM r=^ —-\ M wOl z AiK^-ly^rWuw.. AtMiliiiii 1 (■||| mRBMMBI nr w moi - - -y norn LV-'MliOlPiMß tw> } ' : '-'z- :+ i imL A W ’ ; 6 I W FAMILY REUNION ... . WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE BEFORE THE GUNTHER FAMILY ARRIVES! THE SCENE CHANGES . . . ($•• she naxf page) 7*«f«pAoft* District 7000 Your Figure, Madame! Dancers Are Ra ted‘Tops ’ For Lovely Legs By IDA JEAN KAIN Dancing legs are lovely, and whenever the most beautiful legs in America are picked you will usually find dancers in the majority. Among dancers, the best-* turned calf and ankle measure range from the 12%-inch calf and 8-inch ankle, for 5 feet 4 inche of height, to the 13-inch calf and B’/s-inch ankle for 5 feet 8 inches of height. Check your calf and ankle measurement against the follow ing: HEIGHT MIJ ANKLE S ft. 12% In. 7% in. 5 ft. % In. 12% in. 7% in. S ft. 1 in. 12% in. V* in. 5 ft. 1% In. 12% in. in. 5 ft. 2 In. 12% In. 7% in. t 5 ft. 2% in. 12% in. 7% in. < S ft. 3 in. 12% in. 8 in. 5 ft. 3% in. 12% in. 8 in. 5 ft. 4 in. 12% In. 8 In. 5 ft. 4% in. 12% In. 8 in. S ft. 5 in. 12% in. 8 in. v 5 ft. 5% in. 12% in. 8 In. ‘ 5 ft. « fn. 12% in. 8% In. t 5 ft. 8% in. 12% in. 8% in. . 5 ft. 7 in. 12% In. 8% in. & 5 ft. 7% in. 12% in. 8% in. C 5 ft. 8 in. 13 In 8% in. These measurements were s charted by Wanda Bowman-Wil- t son, a leading authority on figure proportioning and corrective gym- j nasties. Structure cannot be changed, c but muscles make the curve. Un- c derexercised legs rim to extremes f in form and are either too thin or too fat for beauty. Exercise, therefore, is of the utmost value in re-contouring legs. To slenderize thick calves, leg- 4 stretching exercises are per formed with the heels pointed, and the leg-developing exercises c are taken on tiptoe. The following exercises were t devised by Miss Bowman to untie knotty calf muscles and to slim p down thick legs: Position y Stand approximately twelve inches from the wall, hands braced f think she’s okay?” And he says: “Opinions of people like me are pretty important to people like her.” And she says, meeklike, “Yes, darling. I know. Mr. Cow ard and Miss Lawrence go down on their knees every night, I bet, and say, ‘Dear God, please have Mr. Sobol like me, please!” He growls, “Don’t try so hard to be funny at this hour of the morn ing. It ain’t becoming.” Thursday— He’s reading her a letter from the Coast he’s just re ceived and part of it says: “Jerome Storm, who used to be a $5,000-» week director of Charlie Ray pictures, is now an extra at $7.50 a day—some days.” The Queen sighs and says, “That’s why I’m always telling you to save your money.” And he looks at her with a glare and snarls, “What money?” And then he goes on reading that now the Los Angeles newsboys are carrying neon signs on their fronts and that Joan Crawford’s barber got careless and bobbed her hair to almost half an inch of the scalp. “And get a load of this,” he shouts. “Remember Jerry Wald, who was practically my office boy once? Well, it says here he was offered the job of a producer, but Warner’s took up his writing station again, so he couldn’t take it. Can you picture Jerry a producer? And Paul Yawitz has just been signed for another year by R.K.0.” The Queen says, “Doesn’t it say something about some romances?” And he says, “No, only about Miriam Hopkins and Director Lit vak are sizzling more than ever and that Clara Kimball Young— remember her? —what a star she The leaflet “Leg Normaliz ing Exercises” will be sent to you upon receipt of a self addressed, stamped envelope. Address your request to Miss Ida Jean Kain in care of The Washington Times. Ask also, if you are a new reader, for “Dodging the Calories—Material for Begin ners.” against wall, finger tips touching, arms at shoulder level. Movement Keeping the heels on the floor, bend forward to touch the chest to the wall, keeping the body in a straight line. Feel the pull on the calf muscles? Push back from the wall with the muscles of the upper arm to reduce flabbiness of the upper arm. To exercise the calf muscles, have the heels on the floor throughout the movement. In crease the difficulty of the exer cise by gradually standing farther from the wall. Position Sitting on floor, shoes removed, legs apart and both knees straight, toes pointed. Movement Bend right knee, grasping Inside of the heel with the right hand so that the elbow is on the inside of the knee. The foot will now be about 12 inches off the floor. Now, extend the right leg until the knee is straight, or as nearly straight as you can make it. The heel should be about three feet off the floor. Bend the knee was—well, she’s so eager to make a comeback that she practically begged them at R. K. O. to let her take a two-line part in “They Wanted to Marry.’ ” The Queen says, “Isn’t that pathetic? Aren’t you glad you’re not in Hollywood?” And he says: “Say, with what I’ve got to offer them out there, there’d be nobody throwing benefits for me.” And she says: “Yes, dar ling. I think you’re wonderful— don’t you think?” And with that I run out on the porch be cause I know its no place for me then. Friday— They’ve seen a picture, “Lloyds of London,” and the Queen is very impressed “You wouldn’t think they could take sue' a dry subject,” she says, “like insurance and make it seem so romantic. It was so beautiful, his falling in love with that girl after that trip in a rowboat across the Channel. Heaven, if it was me I’d be seasick all the way. And she married to such a scoundrel.” Frozenface almost cracks a smile and he says: “Well, if that ain’t a typical review of a pic ture from a woman’s angle. I’ll have to send it on to Zanuck. Got any more smart thoughts like that which I could use?” Saturday— Well, I got something of a break today. The Queen is talking to the florist and who should come along but my Bedling ton honey. She gets herself all tangled up in her leash and she’s very embarrassed so I come close to her and give her a little bark and say, “Well, Bibsie, how’s things?” and she looks at me and finally says with that funny Bed- THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 193« back until the heel is again 12 inches off the floor, then repeat exercise. During the exercise the other leg remains straight out on the floor. Perform six times with one leg before changing to the other leg. This is a self-protecting exercise, however, and may be repeated as many times as you can extend the knee. The difficulty of the foregoing exercise may be increased by rais ing the height of the starting position of the leg. When you can extend your leg as high as your head, try it from a stand ing position. This exercise not only unties knotted calf muscles, but stretches the hamstrings on the back part of the thigh. After you have mastered this exercise, you will have no trouble at all in bending over to touch the palms of the hands to the floor. The exercise taken from a stand ing position is a favorite of Elea nor Powell’s, whose dancing legs are famous. Exercise to bring your calf and ankle to perfect measurements. The new leaflet, “Leg Normalizing Exercises,” will help to reduce fat legs or to give contour to skinny legs. BALANCED REDUCING MENU BREAKFAST Calories Oran ire Juice, % (lax, 50 Toaat, 2 thin allcea 100 Butter, % pat so Coffee, clear 200 LUNCHEON Toaated bacon -egg aandwich (No butter on toast—fry egg In but ter—l strip crisp bacon) 275 Sliced tomato (vinerar) 25 Glass skimmed milk 80 380 DINNER Roast lamb, lean, 4 os. (1 piece, 3%”x3%”x1%") 2<HI Green peas. % cup 100 Celery filled with cream cheese... 75 Fresh fruit salad (fruit dressing).. 150 Hot roll 100 Butter % pat .’ 50 875 Total Calories for Day 1255 Your Dietitian, IDA JEAN KAIN. lington accent: “Have we met formally?” but I can see she’s all upset about my talking to her. I say to her, “I’d like to know you better” and just then the Queen starts walking off, pulling me with her. Now I’ve got to figure how can I get on the loose because I’m certainly falling hard for this baby but the way I am—tied down al ways, it looks like no dice. Brookhart to Speak On Court, Constitution Former Senator Smith W. Brookhart, of lowa, honorary president of the Washington Open Forum, will address the society on “The Constitution and the Supreme Court” at a dinner meeting Friday evening at 7 o’clock in the Kwong Chau Restau rant. 135 B St. S. E. There will be no admission fee and an open discussion will follow Mr. Brook hart’s talk. tOO Under Arrest After Policy Raids WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Dec. 3. Raiding parties struck simultan eously here to qrrest more than 100 persons involved in Westches ter county’s five milliion dollar policy racket. State troopers, deputy sheriffs and local police united in the drive on racketeer ing centers in White Plains, Port chester, Tarrytdwn, Mount Ver non, Yonkers, New Rochelle and Dobbs Ferry. The Human Side of the News By EDWIN C. HILL Men who ought to know tell this writer that we are approach ing another boom comparable to the run of pros perity which came to a disas trous end in 1929. One in dication of the return of good times appears in the recent melon-cutt i n g by numerous corp orations and the $600,- 000,000 which iwent out to more than 3,000,000 share holder s. An- CT ... / i / i £1 Hi Edwin C. Hill j other is round in the action taken by five big industries in raising the pay of 1,200,000 workers by $200,000,000 a year. That’s real money spread over a lot of terri tory. So vast a distribution of cash means, obviously, a definite stim ulation of business: more and bet ter clothing, a more generous larder, happier living conditions, long-denied travel and diversion and an opportunity to put some thing by for the “rainy day” which, usually, comes along. The symbols of a new and flourishing era are especially evident in the diamond business, the so-called “luxury trade.” Diamond merchants say that the present demand for precious stones is 20 to 25 per cent ahead of any year since 1929. They say, too, that for the first time in the memory of the oldest dealers, foreign diamond marts are regu lating their prices by the demand in this country. And the Amer ican demand today is for the rich est gems available. And don’t overlook the interesting fact that there is a marked increase in the sale of wedding rings, especially those set with diamonds. GOOD INDEX Night club patronage is ac counted to be an excellent index of the possession of money and the willingness to spend it. If this is true, such establishments in New York are evidence that things must certainly be on the up and up. Not in years have their customers been so numerous as now, or so lavish in expenditure. Ohe club, during a recent Satur day, took in $15,000. The patrons of another totaled 115,000, truly the population of a city, in eight weeks. Wholesalers and retailers throughout the country see the signs. Their preparations for the I Don’t be a"buirtonight . ... a "bear" tomorrow! I jUrtW" Blrw I : ’ : ' '■’ *1 ' ::^ijfc iHibi UML cffß I.~_ RK' jKRfI yL ff3Wgx > illy evenings when you've tossed ’em high, i bearish mornings when you’d like to die? heed experience, learn this lesson: to CALVERT, not to guessin’l —— . 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Jr |z JLv P/r v vT i V'lNsc 'j O o (M £ )) BffMl vh ■hW® 4 BB Kyjr\ tl (I dTI/iI G 3 ' J 1 RuBM Ir <I w Si N “ I'jM iw i;W k>ncle is JbrafT fcjsl leaving! Christmas trade have had to be amplified beyond their most hope ful calculations. So great is the current demand for cotton goods that deliveries are eight to 12 weeks behind hand. Similarly, de liveries of furniture and house hold wares are lagging more than a month. Were another omen of a boom needed, it is to be found in the success of the thirty-seventh an nual automobile show in New York. More than 300,000 persons looked over the glittering new cars, and so many were the clients that salesmen found their order books filled before they realized it. Only eight years have inter vened between 1929 and 1937. But what a different world it was eight years ago! The United States was reveling in fairy-story affluence and happiness. Fortunes were mounting. Midas was not an indi vidual but a population. In New York State, for instance, the in come tax reports totaled more than $81,000,000, an increase of $20,000,000 over the receipts of the preceding year. Prohibition was a disgraceful ex- T«l*pA<MM District TOOO periment in mass regimentation. President Hoover was said to have his eye upon reelection in 1932, with a ringing promise of “a chicken in every pot.” King George V was emerging from an illness which came near taking his life. Soviet Russia had begun its vaunted five-year plan, designed with overweening confidence to rescue its millions from the sloven liness and despair of centuries. Father Coughlin, now conspicu ously silent, was just beginning to make his personality and influ ence felt in a nation wide radio hook-up. EIGHT YEARS AGO Jimmy Walker, now, in his own words, a “private citizen,” was Mayor of New York, an office he graced with a rare charm of in dividuality and ready Irish wit. Betty Compton, later Mrs. Walk er, was a featured actress in a Broadway musical comedy, “Hold Everything.” Adolph Hitler, at present a dominant, egotistic fig ure in the drama of Europe, had gone into comparative obscurity following the failure of his anti republican demonstration of 1923, but was diligently at work organ izing the National Socialist party. Bishop James Cannon, jr„ a shining light in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was dis covered, by a bucket shop investi gation, to have taken certain fly ers in the stock market. General Hugh Johnson, of the late NRA, now a newspaper columnist, was a business associate of Bernard Baruch. Vesuvius was in terrify ing eruption, blotting out lives and wide areas of orderly land. Babe Ruth was still King of Swat, idol of millions of fans. Huey Long, Louisiana’s irrepres sible “Kingfish,” fated to die by an assassin’s bullet, was governor of his State, energetically gathering the power which later carried him to the United States Senate and national attention. Cries of “soak the rich” and “share the wealth” had not yet re sounded in the land, nor had tech nology burst upon an indulgently amused world. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow were r>n their honeymoon, vainly seek ing avoidance of the impertinently CUIIOUS.