The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on November 12, 1941 · Page 16
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The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky · Page 16

Louisville, Kentucky
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Wednesday, November 12, 1941
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WOMEN'S N i: W fl TIIK CnUMHK.jnUltNA!,, I.OUISVH.LK, WKONKSOAY MOHMNtt; ISOVKMllilU 12, 1911. i' i: a l u it i: s SUCTION 2 Boston Blueblood Is On Errand of Mercy , Third of n Scrim. New York, Nov, 11. At firs glnnce, Mrs. William Astor Chanlcr is so ornamental that one dnes not expect her to be useful as well. Or perhaps it is simply that most persons entitled to wear the ribbon of the Legion of Honor do not have a halo of snow-white curls frriming a piquant face, a pink and white complexion and large blue eyes. That ribbon Is a direct outgrowth of her extraordinary work in behalf of victims of the World War. By the time this one is over, doubtless she will be covered with medals for she bas revived and is running full tilt the famed Committee of Mercy which she helped rrganize and direct in the last war. Her old cosmopolitan life, devoted to literature and good living here and abroad, has been abandoned for the duration. A chic, witty woman, equally at home in the salons of Paris and the drawing rooms of London and Park Avenue, she has firmly tied herself to an executive desk for long, non-union hours until this war is finished. Isabel Will flare to Wait The biography of Isabel of Portugal, on which she was working, will have to wait. She is merely thankful that she managed to finish "Cleopatra's Daughter" four years ago and a book of French verse, "Pin of the New World," before that world blew up in her face once mre. "When I look at the state of the world today and the number of books it already has, I think it is better to make a positive contribution to living than to literature." she said today, in her office in mid-town New York. "It is impossible at this moment for er:y intelligent person to be interested in his own personal life and plans." So the Committee of Mercy, under her presidency and guidance, busies itself with innumerable humanitarian tasks designed to bring aid and comfort to war victims. Its activities include everything from appeal for funds for the blitz victims in London, Manchester and Coventry to the purchase and shipment of American seeds to grow needed food in British soil. RreaUs Precedent On Stage All her life, Mrs. Chanler has been full of "git up and go." Horn Beatrice Ashley, member of a prominent Boston Mrs, William Aslor Chanlcr is doing same joh she did in first World War Ity Inez Ho lib International News Service Staff "Writer -' . v' , ; , .V t f , 1 I r - , v ; 7 LA I' ,Tf I ' v ' ' ' Durinp llie WorM Wnr, IIr, William Astor Clinnlrr and her Com-mittre of Mercy shipped thnuaanila of comfort kits to aoldiera. Here, ahe'a fliown on deck of Rocliamhrau with Commander Raphael Dumont, in 1915, an fourth shipment of 7,000 kit got under way. Mrs. Chanler, New York society leader, has revived committee. family, there was never about her any of the decaying gjntility celebrated in Marquand's novels of Boston Brahmins. In a day when it was simply not done, especially among Boston's best families, Beatrice Ashley, familiarly known as Minnie, pioneered the stage for the society girls who have since swamped it. "I adored the theater," she declared, smiling in fond recollection of those turn-of-the-century days when she played at Daly's theater in "The Country Girl" and "San Toy.' The Committee of Mercy's latest effort Is to aid the British civil defense emergency fund. This work has been started in response to an appeal by the British Red Cross and the Society of St. John of Jerusalem to provide a rest holiday for the civil defense workers, the ambulance drivers, firemen, watchmen, air raid wardens, bomb and demolition squads, first-aid workers, nurses and doctors, who tirelessly care for the British population in blitz areas. This Committee of Mercy was founded in New York in August. 1914, with the late Elihu Boot as president and Mrs. Borden Harriman, former American minister to Norway, as a jt.iunch supporter, Before that war ended, the committee had poured $12,000,000 into relief activities. "But when the League of Nations began to function," Mrs. Chanler explained today, "we wound up the committee's affairs and disbanded. Starry-eyed idealists that we were, we thought the need for such a committee was over ' forever. Amen." In 1938,' Mrs. Chanler, then in France, and John Moffat, who had been in the original group, discussed the imminent War. Moffat and the indomitable Mrs. Chanler decided that the committee was to be revived at once. So when this war began, the committee was ready to go into action at once. Mrs. Chanler and Moffat have been a working team for a long time. They are responsible for the purchase of Chateau Chavaniac Lafayette, the birthplace of Marquis Lafayette, and Its transfer into an historic museum. Months With Peasants More than that: They are responsible for the creation of a preventorium for frail French children at this old chateau in Auvergne. During the World War and since, thousands of French children owe their health to it. More than' 540 French children are there at the moment. The Committee of Mercy, with permission of the State Department and a navicert from the British Government, still is sending shoes and clothing to these hapless victims. The committee also raises funds for the work of the Quakers in France. "We are trying to get at least one meal a day to as many French children as possible," she explained. "When I was 16, I was sent to France to study," she continued. "Dr. Gustave le Bon, whose 'Mob Psychology' is still a standard authority, told me that if I wished to know France, I must live with her peasants. "I lived with France's peasants for months. Thnt is why I have such fnith in the French people. What the politicians do or say doesn't disturb me, because it is the French people themselves who have character. "In time of her peril, France always needs something to crystallize her into action. This time she linn riisnster," Mrs. Chanler said. "And this time, she will rise above it and her conquerors!" REJUVENATION f mm in .jii imvi ii.i Hf.i)ii fJ i'.'n i. iinnpii.iniiii .mji m .in. i ' , - - i ii 'i t It- ' . i v 1 , t i t A iJ'- fjr . (( ,1, j , W , h- : A . . ' ' 'I 'I ' ,t - : L) ' , ; Stretching Is Recommended As Good for Everybody YOUR FIGURE Paint or lacquer is a pood thought for quick and eay refinifhing of pieces too good to relegate to a all can, hut which require refurbishing to make them presentable. Sanding must precede painting. Paint or lacquer will, do the job for pieces that cannot he discarded Rooms For Living, by Jnmos R. Patterson One of New York's smarter decorating shops has recently introduced a line of handsome furniture with a lacquerd' finish. It has met both with approval and raised eyebrows. Some say it is a shame to conceal the natural grain of wood, others that the effect is refresh ing in a room where natural wood too often plays a major role. My own reaction was that the idea could well become important In h-me demratinn from the standpointof economics if for no other reason. While there is a continuous effort to keep a price ceiling on ?uch products as furniture, we may expect to see some scarcity at leajt of certain types of furniture and certainly some delay In deliveries. This means that much furniture which had been scheduled for discard this season will have to serve many families another year or so. Do Away With Marred Finishes. Paint or lacquer is a good thought for quick and easy refinish-ir.g of pieces too good to relegate to the ash can but which require s-rne refurbishing to make them presentable. A little commercial varnish remover will do away with old, marred finishes without too much effort. A thorough sanding to smooth the wood, a little wood filler rubbed in to seal pores and you are ready to rejuvenate the pld piece with paint or lacquer. New furniture of the unpainted variety, so popular with young couples setting up housekeeping, and amatuer cabinet work of the plywood school are also good types to paint or lacquer. The typical unpainted piece, such as can be had in many shops or department stores, is most often of soft pine or poplar, neither of which has much inherent beauty of grain or texture. Stained and transparent finishes never add much to their beauty. , Amateur cabinet work is becoming more an more popular, but the bold patterned grain of inexpensive plywood, from which so much of the amateur work is made, is always a problem since no amount of strain or transparent finish helps to relieve it. Paint or lacquer is the answer, both for unfinished pine or poplar and for plywood. Special Lacquer Rase Is Irnifabfp. AH new wood should be sanded smooth and given plenty of wood filler (available at all paint stores) to smooth the surface even more. Th;j is especially important in the case of plywood, as the grain is apt to show through even under two or three coats of opaque paint. A special lacquer ba.-e filler can be had at most stores and its use-is advisable, especially for plywood made of fir. Taint should be brushed out in application, thoroughly covering the surface. Allow twenty-four hours between coats and put on three cnats for good job. Lacquer, on the other hand, must be flowed cn. rather than brushed, although it can ue sprayed on if one has the equipment to do it. Manufacturers' directions are put on the can to aid :n producing a good job, so don't fail to read them carefully and follow them to the last detail. - Ever since the first daily dozen was invented folks have been thinking up strong reasons for not taking any. You may argue that outdoor activity is healthlcrthat sports are more exhilarating and that walking is the most beneficial general exercise you can get. And I'll agree with you. But how much of that kind of exercise do you take? It's possible you are among the rare ones who walk four or five miles a day and play hard at something more strenuous than bridge several times a week. That would let you out of setting-up exercises. But all the rest of us need a daily workout and need it urgently. , Stretching Is Recommended. There are a few things you ought to know about exercise: What kind the average person can take to greatest advantage, why you get sore and stiff when you overdo, what types are suiti able to various ages, when to exercise and when not to, and what you can expect it to do for you. ' Stretching is a natural exercise and is perfect for all ages. The upward accent gives you a decided lift. Also, stretching makes you steadily more supple. You can take your stretching standing up or in a lying down position. For the most part, you should avoid backward bending when you stretch. Any exercise taken early in the morning should be started easily not with a forced spurt of energy. And after being in a prone position for hours, it is not a good idea to stand up, bend over and touch your toes fifty times. A far better trick is to remain on your back, stretch one by Ida Jcnn Knin arm up overhead on the bed, cross the leg on the same side across the other, and give yourself a good transverse stretch. Then come back to position, fling the other arm up, cross the leg over and, stretch that side. With exercise, moderation is the word. When you start your program too strenuously, lactic acid accumulates in the muscles and produces soreness. Begin with a few minutes and ease into a harder routine. " It's harmful to exercise immediately after eating because then your circulation should be concentrated in your digestive system. You should wait for a couple of hours after a heavy meal before you take your daily dozen. THESE WOMEN! by d'AlossIo r. WJ Jl cute &aJ- i ' ii i .. I iJ ill IHT I M , -tAATBtlfrvAJ "Make it a dramatic as poftftihle po I can top Mrs. Smythes story of HER operation!" NEEDLE W O R K Talmadge Is Assailed On Race Issue By the Associated Press. Tampa, Fla., Nov. 11. Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia was assailed here today for "raising the slumbering but potentially dangerous race issue" in America. Referring to Talmadge's recent action in removing a University of Georgia dean he charged advocated "co-education of races," Mrs. Herman Hcyman of Atlanta, speaking at the meeting of the Southern Interstate Conference of the National Council of Jewish Women, declared: "It's true that he has preached against the Negro, but not the Jew; and the 'furriner' from Alabama and Florida, not from Europe; but all such actions breed strife and have no place in honest patriotism. "Any hatred for a particular class or race is playing right into Nazi hands, for we weaken ourselves that way. "Since I am from the state of Georgia, I cannot help but deplore the recent action of our governor, not only in allowing politics to interfere with our educational system, but also by raising the slumbering but po tentially dangerous issue of race. "Nothing could please Hitler more than to have the emigres cause friction in America." Mrs. Heyman said the National Jewish Council is fostering an "cducation-for-citizenship" p r o-gram for the foreign born, in order to help emigres adjust themselves to a new kind of life and become integrated into American communities and thereby create a "firmer, stronger home defense." Army Sends Lady Officers To Oulposts Ry W. W. C Impllii International News Service National Defense Expert. Lady lieutenants: The U. S. Army is sending lady lieutenants to outpost defense bases like Iceland, as well as male officers and soldiers. They are members of the Army Nurse Corps and they hold regular commissions as officers, giving them the privilege to wear shoulder bars and Sam Browne belts, to receive salutes and to be addressed as "Sir." One such lady lieutenant is Phyllis E. Ulrich of Amsterdam, N. Y., who has written home to friends from Iceland. She thinks the country very beautiful despite the lack of trees, and the Icelandic children are fat and cute, "but they lack the hilarity of American children." Lieutenant Ulrich disclosed that men and women of the American northern outpost defense forces live in special round-topped barracks. Since they're built of tin, the American huts are known among the defense forces as "tingloos." I SNO SUITS frtlnw 5A For frtlnw and A mm alrl frl.nri. A rV7 I UD I. All-wont. w t r rr.lntlni. . m ' l'rk linnifa r H I m I in A f I I Hrown, Copen and U V Wine. J Only $2.95 and $3.95 DEFEND YOUR HOME by building stronger resistance to colds. Father John's Medicine has been a family friend for R5 years. Uich in essential vitamins A and D. FIGHT LINEN & CHILDREN'S SHOP 310 S. 4th St. Marlon E. Taylor Bldf. Next to Bon Ton ING p. 5i ?T7 i SPECIALS .svs-."b-s,vs".,,".".s IN FALL STYLES Regular $5 Value CROQUICNOLE $1150 PERMANENT $ooo Regular $70 Machine or Machine! rr A i j . w r or ytys CorapleU Expert Operators Work Guaranteed FREE With Cirh Tr r-manrnt, 50c Rnt-tlr R r 1 1 1 I a n tlnr. HRING THIS AD. GUTHRIE BEAUTY SHOP 321 Guthrie St. A 6737 wTmVAWmVmVmmT-vrnnf Br Appointment Quirk Servlr.NWBN" II Get Prepared for the LONG PULL! In facing an uncertain future with rising; costs it may be smart to get your monthly pay. ments on your home down as low as possible. This ran usually be accomplished by refinancing; on the lower-cost, longer-term Southern Trut plan. Financing rates may soon follow the upward trend of prices so better see Southern now! 209 S. FIFTH , Tuna In "The Breakfast Club," S A.M. Week Day W Trust Company "SrECTAMSTS IN HOME FINANCING ii M 6 INN 2 W 5341 WAbash r BOMAR RADIATOR COVER SALE! FLOOR SAMPLES at Less than . . ' 1 PRICE For Steam or Hot Air! X JsjtiraiUf A..m fen'.-: BOMAR MFG. CO. 1114 Bardstown Rd. Louisville Ky. Phone JA 7189 PATTERN Tatlrrn 7131 Fruits crocheted in their own bright colors in grimp and all ready to use as curtain tie-backs, shade pulls and potholder decorations make exciting gifts! And they'll add color to your kitchen! To obtain this pattern, send 10 cents in coin to The Courier-Journal Service Bureau, using this coupon. ' Needlework Pattern No. 713 1 Namd (Please Print) I Street Address City State j GOOD TASTE Man Whose Wife Is 111 Can't Date By EMILY POT. Dear Mrs.' Post: How far may a man of 50. whose wife has been hopelessly ill for many years, seek the companionship of an unmarried woman? Answer: This is a tragic situation, but at the same time it would be utterly unfair not oniy to the wife, but to the unmarried woman should this man encourage a friendship which might end in not only making his wife unhappy, but perhaps in ruining the life of the other woman, who might in this way be prevented from falling in love with some one else. It would be a selfish thing to do! You not free and it is not fair to anyone to behave as though you were! Dear Mrs. Post: Is it proper for someone to enter a house without knocking simply because the door is unlatched? Answer: Certainly not, unless one is a member of the family or an especially intimate friend who is definitely given the privilege of entering the house at any time. r"v fill i ii if AaaiagaafcjS rMffl-Maaaaal Home 'JTork Make a short-sleeved version of this dress for work, in a brisk cotton with perhaps a contrast collar; another long-sleeved frock in wool for all-around wear. Pattern 4777 is available in women's sizes 34, 36. 38.40, 42, 44, 46 and 48. Size 36 takes 48 yards 35-inch fabric. To obtain this pattenr send 15 cents to The Courier-Journal Pattern Department, using cou pon bclcw. No. '1777 Sire, Name l Please Print I Street Address TltT" State THE WNSO PEOPLE 1 ( AIM TO PLEASE .J If C they've MADE J " 1 new wnso N?ar ( Anth Sneeze rj -h- rim. ' j that's the new ant V SNEEZE RiNSO! IT GIVES L If ME RICHER. FASTER -ACTING y t SUDS THAT REALLY GET CLOTHES ) (A WHITER WHITE V SAFELY ! r J '"Clothes come up to 10 SHADES WHITER 7fy7j HI VI C " I I I' "In tests igaitiit 16 well-known soaps, the New Rinso washea clothes up to 10 shades whiter than any one of them! We washer salesmen must get rich, fast-acting, dirt-loosening suds every time. And we don't want to sneeze our heads off, either. That's why New 'Anti-Sneeze' Rinso is our favorite. It's 98 free of sneery soap-dust. 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