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of Adhesive Tape Over the Split in the Nail. I My Secrets of Charm By Josephine Huddleston. ONE of the moet discourag ing things that can happen to any woman is to have something go wrong with her ap pearance in the last hurried min utes of completing her toilette. Nerve wrecking and heart breaking as this can be, usually there is something that can be done to save the situation. Take, for example, acid spots or pimples that break out at the last minute because of a careless choice of food earlierin the day; a scratch on the hand or arm from a pin: a claw mark from the abandoned •h caress of your exuberant “pup”; a tiny burn on the cheek from the tip of a hot curling iron, or any one of many mishaps that cause small abrasions to mar the clear smoothness of the skin. Any one of the above disasters may be remedied by using grease ftaint. Greare paint primarily be ongs in the theatre but there are times when it saves the day or ■ (cWhalsTlext in^ashions ? !: 1 By Betty Brownlee. CFamous Fashion Expert) IE season’s gaieties have begun—the formal dances, theat res—s mart parties— and with their arrival comes the need of formal clothes. Last year’s evening frocks may look drab, but do not despair. An added flower, a new girdle and a good cleaning will do much to make them appear fresh and wear able once more. Of course, new accessories always will add a sparkle to the not-so-new evening costume. New slippers of shiny gold kid, or of the always smart brocaded silver or a combination of silver and gold, or perhaps satin slippers dyed to match your frock—these, too, will make you forget that you couldn’t afford that new gown. And do invest in some of that stunning new novelty evening jew enry that is such a smart comple ment to the formal ensemble. The manufacturers seem to have been j.; more successful with it this year —it is not nearly so garish. Of course, if you can afford a new wrap you arc fortunate. Eve ning wraps this year are not nearly as “wrappy” as they have been heretofore. Consequently you will find them much more graceful. In fabrics they have not varfed much. Velvets, furs and metal cloths still are popular. However, the lines of most of the very new evening wraps are decidedly straight and fashioned more on the order of the ordinary dress coat. This is a very natural develop ment, Since the trend in evening clothes is toward the decidedly sim ple and almost tailored evening frock, we must expect the new evening wraps to take on similar ‘ lines. Of course you may be the type that finds the bouffant dress most becoming and, in that case, ' you’re evening wrap, to be ad equate, cannot be straight line. But . Courteous Employers 4 By Social Secretary. I HAVE often wondered why tt is so few people seem to rea lize that “office etiquette” is Just as important as “parlor eti quette.” A man should be as meticulous in the office as at the most formal reception. And this holds for everyone from the presi dent of the wealthiest concern to the only office boy in the tiniest office. The president should be as cour teous to his secretary as he is to the honored guest in his household. TTie office boy should be as polite to the man looking for a job as he ts to his employer’s wife. “Miss Brown, will you please take this letter?” tittered in a gra cious tone, will bring a better re sult than a curt order. But how few men realize this. Frankly, I have been shocked and surprised at the way in which many of my acquaintances treat theiT em ployees. The very man who is most courteous, most punctilious in his own home, is often rudest in his office. The bunion of work is not so heavy that manners can be for gotten. Indeed, they should be so ingrained that no amount of out m'de worry could cause them to be set aside. Extreme courtesy should prevail In every office. When the steno grapher sends the office boy on an Petty Last Minute Annoyances of the Toilette j Need Not: J W reck the 1 Evening j Cover the Adhesive Tape with Two Ap plications of Liquid Nail Polish, as Shown Above. A Pumice Stone Rubbed on Cal louses as Shown at Right, Will Keep Them from Burning and Aching. evening for many women in non professional circles. Grease paint usually can be purchased in any drujt store and a pale flesh tint will ^I ~RT(jcu>s*yiT*=-—. v y A New and Smart Evening Wrap of Metal Cloth and Fur. if your frock is to be tailored chiffon, you will find that the old full type of WTap is no longer necessary. The* model shown here is de veloped in metal cloth and uses ko linsky as trimming —a stunning combination. The metal cloth is of white and gold in a conventional ized palmleaf design. The coat is almost perfectly straight with just a slight flaring one-sided fullness. The interesting sleeves are full with a tight waistband. Kolinsky fur is used to fashion the flatter ing shawl collar. If you are to have but one eve ning wrap, one of this type will prove a good investment. errand, a gracious request will hasten the errand. A “Boy, mail this letter.” often results in imper tinence. However, reduced to the final analysis, I think that the whole tone of the office depends on the employer. If he is courteous, quiet and gracious, each and every employee will follow his lead. He strikes the note and the others will harmonize. Household Hints A substitute for whipped cream can be made by adding a sliced banana to the white or one egg and heating until stiff. The ban ana will he entirely absorbed and it is delicious. Add a little ammonia to the hot water in which you soak your dishtowels, and it will remove all odors from them. Melted candle grease and tur pentine in equal parts make an ex cellent floor polish. Kerosene is splendid for clean ing tin. It leaves a beautiful polish. When you open olive oil, put in two lumps of sugar to a quart and it will not turn rancid. serve for all complexions except the very dark. Those who have dark skins will find a dark cream colored grease paint more suit able. Since the skin should be thor oughly cleansed with cold cream before applying any make-up we need not go into that part of the preliminaries. After the skin has been cleansed with cold cream rub the tip of the finger on the grease paint and smooth it over the offending mark, using suffi cient grease paint to cover the ab rasion. Then apply your make-up Rub a Bit of Pumice and Peroxide on the Teeth to Remove Stains and Preserve the Whiteness of the Enamel. in the usual manner. You will find that the coating of gTease paint materially dims the blemish, if not entirely. You also will find, before the evening is over, that the application of grease paint makes your face powder adhere to the skin so that the blemish does not become obvious dur ing the time it is covered with grease paint. The tragedy of that split finger 1* CT\l C'i f An ,ntriguing Story Lets Play Mouse »2r£zr OARBARA DONNES and Gerald Renard. both m the employ of John Byrdon. are married tecretly. They are anxious to keep it from Mrs. Donner, Barbara's wid owed mother, who thinks all men are rot ters. and Byrdon. who ia interested in the young bride They spend week-ends to gether in a small studio, where they play at housekeeping When Mrs. Donnes be comes suspicious, Barbara tells her she has been staying with Dons and Bill Cole, old friends. Then she confides in the Coles and asks their help. One Day Byrdon tries to make love to Barbara. She given op bei job. but does not tell her mother. When Mrs. Donnes discovers Barbara's de- I ception she is furious Babs tells bei she has a small savings account and has been drawing from it weekly to help her mother. That evening, when |rrry and Babs are at Mrs Donoes's apartment, she makes them feel she is suspicious. ■» ) By Florence W. Ross. CHAPTER XXV. BARBARA trudged up the steps of the old brownstone house which she so often wished she might openly call “home." She was weary with the weariness that is born of discouragement and frustration, fo? once more her ef forts at job-finding had been fruitless. She let herself Into the little apartment listlessly, wondering if Jerry would come later. At the threshold she stopped short and stared. A weird arrangement of clothes on the sofa held her gaze, and she walked over to examine It more closely. Tears came to her eyes as she recognized Jerry’s suit, laid out in realistic fashion and, clasping in its lifeless arms, a dress of her own. A note, pinned to the sleeve of the suit, read: “Whenever you are discouraged remember that I love you more than anything in the whole world. —Jerry.” Babs looked again at the effigy In fabric that lay on the couch and laughed. “He’s just a big kid,” she thought, “but maybe that’s why I love him so." She took off her coat and pre pared to dust the apartment. When she reached the bathroom she glanced up at the mirror on the medicine chest. On the ftne coating of dust that covered it she saw, traced as if by a finger, two hearts pierced with an ar row. They were labeled, "Babs," “Jerry.” She scrubbed every ap pointment of the little bathroom until it shone brazenly, but the little mirror on the medicine chest she left dusty. In her exultation at Jerry's de votion she almost forgot that she had no more than a single dollar In her purse and that the rent for her mother’s apartment was over due. For several weeks she had been accepting money from Jerry so that she could continue to do Barbara Was Weary. Once More Her Efforts at Job-Finding Had Been Fruitless. her share toward defraying her mother’s household expenses. Mrs. Donnes thought this money was drawn from Barbara’s bank ac count and never questioned the size of the mythical savings. But when Jerry arrived Babs realized acutely that something would have to be done. That he had no more money to give her she knew, and while they could have | borrowed from the Coles she felt it would be humiliating to Jerry to have to do so. Then the idea occurred to her of giving up the “Manse,” as Jerry so grandly called it. yet she hesitated to make the suggestion. Finally she gathered enough cour age to broach the subject to Jerry, who was blithely sawing wood for a new bookcase. “Darling,” she said timidly when the buzz-buzz had died down, “we’ll just have to do some thing. What do you think of—of giving up this place—just for a while?" Jerry dropped the miniature saw he was wielding so expertlv. “Babs,” darling, you don’t really mean it?” he asked, his voice trem bling. “Why, this is our only es cape from ths world. This is our home, dear heart. It would be just like a—-divorce-” Babs put her arms around his neck and pressed his curly head to her breast. At the word “divorce” a shudder scurried down her spine. “It would break tny heart, dear,” she murmured, “but what else can we do?” ("Barbara." cosed by Maryland Jarbeati. courtesy of David Beiasco.) ” f I '"VWp. '•C NiM 'v« ^ “Why don’t you go to Elswood’s office and ex plain that your mother is short of cash right now, but that you’ll give him the rent next week? I’m sure I can scare up a lit tle money by that time,” Jerry suggested. "All right,” Babs an swered “All right,” but her heart was heavy even as she assented. She re membered one interview with old Elsworth that was very distasteful to her. The wealthy real estate agent had stared at her in a manner that was unmistakably ugly and she could still feel his hard blue eyes as they roved along the curve of young throat — and restedthere “1 will, Jerry, I will,” was all she said. Then she shuddered in wardly and thought, “There are some things you have to be very much in love to tolerate ...” (do Be Continued.) i— -—1 —— Paint, as a Powder Base, Will Cover Up Any Small Facial Blemishes that Mar the Clear ness of the Complexion. nail also can he modified to a large extent. Should you rip a finger nail there is no need to let this accident spoil the contour of the nail, for it can be repaired so 9lta ‘Bulletin‘Board ■ i - .. .. -■ —* By Mrs. Mary O. Wilson. Dear mrs. wilson: Kindly tell me how to remove tar from a pair of beige colored slippers. I would also like to know how I could clean a white felt hat. MRS. W. J. /. I would suggest that you use lard on your slippers, rubbing it well into the grease spots. Then remove It with soap and warm water. Try cleaning your hat with fine sand paper, or with a mixture of one quart of corn meal to one cupful each of salt and flour. Rub it In well and let it stand overnight, then brush it out. Dear mrs. wilson: Will yon kindly tell me If you knoio anything that will stretch a wool sweater that has shrunk until I can't wear it. MRS. B. E. E. Make a basin of suds with any soap free from alkali and wash your sweater clean, changing the suds as often as necessary. Soap should not be rubbed on the gar ment, nor should the suds be washed out. Simply squeeze your sweater dry. stretch It to the size you desire and pin It on a pillow slip. I.ay it on a flat surface in the sun to dry. Dear mrs wilson: / am planning to paint my living room tcolls cream, wood work white and the floor deep buff. Appetizing Menus for the Week MONDAY TUESDAY Breakfast Breakfast Sliced Orange*, Stewed Prunes. Cream of ^heat. Omelet. Roils. Buttered Toast. Coffee Coffee. Luncheon Luncheon Jellied B„ked Tomato*. Vegetable Salad, Vl'afercre** Salad. CnSiini Muffin*. Toasted Cracker*. Buttermilk Tea Dinner Dinner Melon. Cieam of l.amb Chop*. Mushroom Soup. Baked Potato. Broiled Steak. Green Pes*. French Fried Lettuc- Salad Potatoes, with Russian Luna Beans. Dressing. Custard with Pineapple Ruff, Nut Filling, Coffee. • Coffee WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast '‘(W.r*' Bak'd App,e- Wrfrwt To.,fed English Scrambled Egg.. P#oc*k« Muffin*, Buttered Toast. Coll™. Coif™ ,&>H“ Luncheon Luncheon Risofto with r , . 'I*“ Cases, Scrambled Egg*. pC°d L,ml>- Baked Beaas. Tea Biscuits, Pl"MpPc Sugar Cook**. Tea. Che"e SaUA Tea. Dinner '*•* Dinner Consomme. Dinner Qam Chowder. Roast Shoulder Fruit Cocktail. Salmon, of Lamb. Baked Boiled Potatoes. Stuffed Eggplant. Virginia Hun, Creamed Carrots, Sliced Tomatos, Sweet Potatoes, Endive Salad, •Spanish Siring Beans, Chocolate Fruit Pie, Apple Souffle, Pudding, Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. SATURDAY SUNDAY ^Breakfast Breakfast <&r c ™"-s "d H.nt .nj Egg*. Coffee. „ dinner Luncheon Ro«*t Chicken Spaghetti. W'«J» Dretting. Cole Slaw. Creamed Tea. Potatoe*. Dinner Beet Salad. Vegetable Soup. ,re Cream. Tongue. Chocolate Sauce, Mathed Potatoe*. Coffee. Creamed Spinach. Supper Celery and Apple Cold Cut*. Salad. Potato Salad, Lemon Camembert Meringue Pie, Cheete, Coffee. Tea. *Favorite Recipe of the Week—Spanish Fruit Pie. LINES the greased baking dish with the richest and with one or more bananas, cut first across, then length lightest pastry possible. Cover the bottom with wise, and fill In the holes with Malaga grapes or one cupful of shredded pineapple mixed with two table* ralrina* Repeat this process, making two layers of spoonfuls of sugar, blended with one tablcspoonful of fruit Cover wltb an upper crust and bake until flour. Over this lay two oranges sliced fine. Cover brown. UBlTTIlM. Iia, iBMrTMOarw fmturt (Urflei, UM. QrMt BrtUtB RifBU InnA * I y that it need not be filed off. The remedy lies in mending the split nail with adhesive tape and liquid nail polish. The use of ad hesive tape for this purpose is not new, but the liquid nail polish angle is, and it is the latter that insures success to the method. As small a pieca of adhesive tape as will hold together the split nail is all that should be used. After it has been adjusted over the rip m the nail an application of liquid nail polish should be put on. When the first application is dry a second should be given so that when it is dry you will have a firm, hard surface over the adhesive plaster which keeps it spotlessly clean, making it blend quite nicely with the nail. It will be notice able, of course, but it is more at tractive than a finger nail which is much shorter than the others. Then, too, this expedient permits the nail to protect the sensitive skin under the nail so that a split nail becomes less painful. Another last * minute beauty rite that proved beneficial is the cleansing of the teeth with perox ide pumice. Frequently one finds that a trip to the dentist has been deferred too long, so that one is faced with darkish stains on the teeth at a time when one hoped to appear extraordinarily well. When that time arrives it is well to remember the peroxide and powdered pumice. Place a bit of powdered pumice in a saucer and add sufficient peroxide to it to make a thin paste. Then twist a bit of cotton around the end of an orangewood stick or a tooth pick, dip this in the pumice and peroxide mixture and rub it on the teeth until all the offending stains disappear. Rinse out the mouth with clear water or a mouth wash, and be as happy as the well-known lark over the white, gleaming row of teeth that show between the parted lips of your smile. My last suggestion has nothing to do with beauty that is visible. If you have callouses and they are making themselves felt, the pain may be eased by rubbing a pumice stone over them just be fore getting out of the bath, at which time the callous is soft, due to the soaking. Raw pumice stone is more effective than the refined pumice stone; however, results can be had with either. My only point in giving this bit of information in this particular article is that I don’t think any girl can be as radiantly beautiful and well poised with aching feet as she can be when her feet are comfortable. Would you please tell me tchat color draperies to use. MR8. McD. There are many colors that may be employed with the decoration yon mention, depending upon tbe type and color of your furniture. If you will describe your room more fully 1 will be glad to suggest a color scheme for you. Dear mrs. wilsox: / have a white serge, accordcon plaited skirt and would like to re move the plaits. I have washed and ironed if several times without success. Will you please tell me what to do tcifh if. E. M. Z. Wash your skirt again and Iron It while quite damp. Be careful not to 6cnr<2h it Dear sirs, wilson: Please tell me how to clean silver brocaded slippers that are a little tarnished. Thank you. MRS P. J. There are many reputable prep arations to be obtained for cleaning (silver slippers. WThy not. consult your shoe man? In this column each week Mrs. Mary D. Wilson will answar all questions concerning tha household. No personal correspondence. Don't tend stamps.