The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on January 4, 1940 · 14
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 14

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Thursday, January 4, 1940
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14 THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER; THURSDAY, JANUARY '4, 1940 CCCC The Boy and His Car Problem -i $- Expert Advises Parents on Liability By Hazel Holly I ONE EVENING at dusk, a 17 year old boy, driving a friend's automobile, ran down 'and seriously injured a child who darted into the' street in the middle of the block between two parked C?'S. It wasn't the boy's fault, but there were no witnesses, and he was sued for damages. The friend's automobile wasn't insured. Who paid the bill? The boy's parents. You've read that story many times in newspapers. Up to now, it hasn't happened to you, but it might. And Edwin Moore, attorney for the California State Automobile Association, told P. T. A. members yesterday that they, as parents, MUST realize their civil responsibilities when a minor child is granted an automobile driver's license. ?H rH EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, Mr. Moore says, is that the minor child understands that when he is driving an automobile, he is driving both for himself AND his parents. Whatever he does goes home to them, because under the California Vehicle Code, a driver Is considered to be a minor until he is 21 years of age. Vital Questions YOUR 20 year old daughter chooses a husband on her own responsibility. Whom does the law hold responsible when she drives a car? Nine year old Willie breaks a neighbor's window. Nineteen year old Don wrecks a friend's auto. In each case, who Is legally liable? One of your answers to these questions is almost certain to be wrong. In Haiel Holly's column today, Edwin Moore, California State Automobile Association attorney, tells you things you need to know about the law. "If Willie throws a baseball Into the neighbors' plate glass window, his parents aren't legally responsible for his action," Mr. Moore pointed out. "Willie's parents will probably pay the damages, to keep peace in the neighborhood, but they don't have to under the law. In the case of automobiles, however, the parent is responsible for the minor's actions, whether the minor is driving the family car, or any other car." v,i MR. MOORE doestr't believe that parents should tell their children that they can't drive. You know perfectly well that your son will borrow his friends' cars and drive without a license. If THAT happens, parents have a criminal liability for permitting the minor to drive without a license. Mr. Moore suggests: When you take your 16 year old sort to the bureau to get his driver's license, get it through his head that he will be letting you down if he disobeys traffic laws. "It's pretty hard to keep boys and girls that age from taking chances," Mr. Moore said, "but they've got to learn that taking a chance is silly, If you gamble their life, or their parents' savings, against some showoff stunt, or a few seconds time saved. "If your boy has been taught to drive skillfully, if he has been taught the motor vehicle laws, then you, his parents, can take a chance that he'll be a good driver IF he knows that every time he steps on the gas, you are, legally, right there in the car with him, taking the blame for whatever he does." From a Of the Beauty Staqe- Some Simple Charm Secrets By Judith Memll- WHAT'S A GIRL LIKE who is kept that way with soap and starring in a show that boasts the most beautiful girls in the world? Such a girl has a perfect figure 5 feet 6 inches tall, weight 116 pounds. She has big brown eyes, dark brown hair and white skin. She is Beryl Wallace of Earl Carroll's Vanities. ' How does this 22 year-old beauty feel about being called one of the "most beautiful?" etc. "I can never run into breakfast without combing my hair and powdering my nose," she confides. "I'm on parade all the time. But it's good for me and I like it. All women should get Into the habit of looking - their best at all times. We in the show business must it's our Job." & ;& jK WHAT DOES this brown eyed plus girl do to keep herself glamorousthe clock around? Well, ehe says: "I don't go in for eating 'junk' food. So many women fill up on pastries and other frills, then wonder why their complexions are muddy. I keep fruit in my room and the first thing I do upon awakening in the morning Is to eat an orange or an apple. Too, I drink two glasses of milk each day." She doesn't smoke. Does little drinking. Firewater is bad for the complexion, she says. m & $ HER GLOWING, fine skin Is water. "Soap and water are perfect cleansing agents; I'm all for em," she says. Here's how she powders: Packs the powder in with one puff. Takes another puff and dusts off the excess. The effect is one word: smooth. This beauty knows how to lim- Der up ner limbs. She recommends stretching arms, pulling and twisting the backbone, "Watch a cat. Then follow his motions." That "dyed look" is out among the "most beautiful," etc. They're glorified American girls pictures of vital youth. Best Bets n Beaut Pattern mi I ! From Local Stores BEAUTY BEGINS for baby when her skin is adequately pro tected against chafing and other discomforts by a good cream- special baby cream. Her mother can use the cream, too for el bows and roughened skin else where on her body. Vfi. $ MEN'S COMPLEXIONS are often more sensitive than wom en'sbecause they shave so often. That's why an after shaving balm is such a fine thing. A certain balm is milder than most after shave lotions not as drying. It's nongreasy and non- sticky. Dries quickly. If the man in your household is complaining about what the weather is doing to his face tell him to try this soothing balm. H i EVERYTHING HAS an angle. Even toothbrushes! These "angle" brushes have been given a right slant by the manufacturer. They can reach into and clean the most hidden nooks and crannies of your teeth. New on the market, their fame is spreading. . m a x IF YOU WOULD like to know where these best bets may be purchased, phone Judith Merrill at SUtter 2424 or write her in care of The Examiner. Afternoon Dress Shop Around For Movies,' Women Told A HOUSEWIFE wouldn't go to a store and buy five yards of black velvet just because she felt like buying velvet. Then why should she go to the movies any movie just because she wanted to see a show? Mrs. Theodore Kuegg, P. T. A. motion picture chairman, told members yesterday to shop around for their pictures, just as they shop for groceries, dresses or books. "AfUr all," Mr,. Ru,gg laid, "you want to gtt your money's worth in entertainment, jutt at you do in necet$ities. If we learn to ehop for our pictures, theater managers will give us the pic-turee we want, just as grocery clerks try to get our trade with attractive bargains." Yii Business Women To Present Plays THE DRAMATIC section of the ban Francisco Business and Pro fessional Women's Club, some what bored by the post-holiday lull, will present a group of "studio plays" to brighten thing up Tuesday evening at the Western Women's Club. There will be four plays, "A Hollywood Tragedy" (in which glamorous Hollywood is slightly deglamorized); "Robert of Sicily" (stirring dramatic reading with musical accompaniment) ; "Fix the Fixer" (a comedy with a moral); and "A Domestic Ticup" (which proves that strikes can be funny). Miss Lillian Elias is chairman, and the dramatic coach is Mrs. Eva Smith Hackett. & $ Th ii rT7- ' 1 " V '-A Sw -fiiK! H III "I prf7 thill!1""11 , 1 Mti ,( t mil , r f Mil! 2 lit f . . tl-r-T a M' i ! "-silts' VI i 11 ;;: ! rrM . M ( ' "in; Via Tff " - ' GOOD NEIGHBOR For Your Personal Problems By ANITA DAYHUBBARD- IT IS HARD FOR a woman to raise a child alone, biri it is far harder to raise it and put up with a drunken, brutal husband in the bargain. ' A man who can't stay sober even in the tirst montns or his marriage, and who adds physical violence to that, can hardly be reckoned as completely balanced mentally. Ms drunk is the height of futility. It is possible that by an effort J it only releases the brutal in-of will and a change of circum-, stincts that are so close to the WRITE YOUR OWN check this spring. It's the best way to cash in on smartness. Two suits checked for newness, color, style. Left: Black and white shepherd's check skirt; flame red jacket bound to match; white jersey blouse. Notice how full the skirt is. Right: Two tones of grey, with turquoise, is the three-color check of this semi-tailored beauty. Notice how loosely the jacket is fitted above the snug ivaist. From a collection of latest town clothes for those who have young ideas. For information call Eabette at SUtter or write in care of The Examiner. YOUNGER SET ADOPTING CHECKS Suits to Be Paramount This Spring By Babette HOW WOULD have a check? YOU like to men's wear flannel, or a tailoreda suit to wear under a sportier suit of whipcord. They're all topcoat like a tweed under cam Sequoia Chapter To Meet Monday inuiKJi; wujn't ce any entertainment at the Monday afternoon meeting of Sequoia chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Members will attend to discuss proposed revision of the bylaws. Mrs. James Scott Webster, regent, will preside. Tea hostesses will be Mrs. C. C. Harris and Mrs W. H. Weitzel. rK rnd your order to gait CrHiirlir Examiner FaUtrn Departmtnt PATTERN 9259. "I LIKE THIS vogue for 'dwin dling' waistlines," said one of our smartest friends. "I like its willowy, fragile look, and the way it makes the men in my life feel protective?" She might have been describing this lovely afternoon dress, Marian Martin's 9251. ! Pattern 9259 may be ordered only in misses' and women's sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40. Size 16 requires 3ft yards 39 inch fabric and 94 yard contrast. Send 15 cents in coins for this Marian Martin pattern. Be sure to write plainly your size, name, .address and style number. Dieticians Will Hear Lecture MISS ANN LAMB and her staff of dieticians at the University of California Hospital will be hostesses to the Bay section of the California Dietetic Association Tuesday evening. Dr. Mayo Soley, assistant professor of medicine and pharmo-cology at the hospital, will speak on "Anxiety States." 5K Mrs. Vallely To Give Lectures MRS. JACK VALLELY will survey current events in Washington, D. C, and in Latin America during two talks at the West- Pattern ern Women s Club Community Playhouse next Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11. Mrs. Vallely has just returned from a month's visit in Washington. FASHION IS virtually giving you one for any amount. Going to check you properly with shepherd's checks, three color checks, check plaids all kinds, shades varieties (but you'll never draw a blank check). CHECKS ARE slated for cer tain popularity among the young er crowd early this year. I've seen the suits and know the girls couldn't resist if they wanted to. m & EVERYTHING THAT comes in from now on is going to have that startling freshness that makes you want to BUY. And if you are as canny as I hope you are you'll stop, look, consider and ask questions before getting a single spring thing. SO, TO THE QUESTION, "Will checks REALLY be a good buy?" I answer, "Yes if you are young, not too large in size, have a certain flair for smartness. Checks are on a par with many other good. But checks are the young-el's hair; or a est of them all. piece ensemble. PERHAPS YOU ARE mulling over in your mind the pros and cons of LOTS of things. The us ual process of trying to make something out of the chaos that comes with thinking out a new season's wardrobe. HERE ARE SOME questions you should answer to yourself. Do you plan for a three months' period? Do you buy "as you go?" Do you budget your clothes for a vear and apportion so much every three months? What are your likely activities this year? How many new things do you need? M' VI . i i EVERY COMPLETE wardrobe should have a suit this spring. Because you will have to wear a coat of some kind for weeks and weeks to come you have two choices of suits. Make up your mind whether you will get a semi-soft suit that can be worn under matching three A PRINT DRESS is something you can't go wrong on. But think of a print as a "fill in" for 'im mediate wear if you like .dresses under your coats. But plan to put this print away in a month or six weeks put it away not to be brought out again until summer travel sets in. IF YOU CHOOSE a print dress, it's a nice idea to have a matching print turban. That takes care or tne "new nat ' prooiem immediately. If you buy a suit, then plan to get yourself a sailor shape of straw or felt. light looking spring suits. Makeiyour fur coat (they are showing up your mind whether you'd rath- navy or grey ones with all kinds er have a pastel check suit, a',offur). Or whether you will get stances he might remake himself into a presentable human being, but the cha'nees are against it. The burden of proof is on him, and a woman who bears a child to such a man has every reason and right to protect it and herselt from him until he has proved beyond doubt, if he ever does, that he is ready to be a fit husband and father., Love will work miracles, but a man who abuses his four months bride, especially when he knows she is expecting a baby, seems pretty far down the sCale to recover. . WORRIED writes: "I am a young bride of four months. I don't know where to turn or what to do from one day to the next. I have always lived a protected life. My parents were good to me and gave me every comfort. "I went with this young man for only three months before I married him. He didn't have much to offer me,, but I was happy and in love. I enjoyed making out a budget, but with all my work, the money barely made out from pay day to pay day. "Before I married this man he seemed a perfect gentleman, and was very kind to me, but after we were married he changed completely. The first two weeks were wonderful to me and I know he was just as happy. Then for no reason at all, apparently, he came home drunk. When I protested, ho didn't fceem to care. Then we talked it out, and he promised never to come home that way again, and said that he was sorry for what lie had done. I forgot it until it happened a second time, and a fourth and a fifth. 1 talked to him each of these times and begged him to please try and make me able to trust him a sain. X "ABOUT A WEEK ago, on his day off, we planned to do many things. He said he would be gone only a short time. After I had waited all afternoon, he came home drunk. I just could not stand it another time, but I didn't intend then to leave. I put on my coat (my sister-in-law was waiiing for me to go out with her). "When he saw this he jumped up from the couch and held the door, so I couldn't go. Then he told me to slap him, as he would like me to and perhaps he needed it. I had never hit a man before in my life, but I didn't know why he wanted me to so I did slap him. Then he really hit me and slammed me into a chair until I was helpless and exhausted. Now I have left him. Something seemed to die within me. I tried all I could to get him out of debt. He had no reason to be so mean. He knows I'm expecting a child. "Do you think I should ever go back to him? He comes to see me and still makes promises. They are hard to believe, for he made so many before. He was always absent when I needed him, and lied to me so often. Could a man ever overcome this? Would you advise going back for the sake of the child? What shall I do?" . UNLESS HE backs up his promises with a definite and well defined period surface in a drunken man, and makes him much worse. S w rr. IF YOU HAVE any remnant of love or respect for him, and if his past record, before he married you, is good, by pll means let him prove to you that he can behave himself for a period long enough to convince both you and himself. Your letter suggests that your difficulties arose over money matters and your strained budget. That is a very serious matter always, and can bring about the ugliest of matrimonial misunder A young man who has never i been responsible for anyone but himself, and a young woman who has been raised in a comfortable, easy going home where she had everything without worrying about it, are likely to have a pretty awful time of it when they are confronted by the need of making a very modest salary meet an overstrained budget. w HAVE YOU talked to your good parents about the situation? What do his own people think about it? Are you sure that you have done everything in your own power to make your marriage a success? It's easy for a spoiled young girl and an irresponsible young man under pressure to do a great many things they wouldn't dream of, when they have really grown 'W up. If he got drunk to escape the reality of bills, and you whined and whimpered because he didn't jump throufrh' every hoop when you orderedhim to, like a trained poodle, there's little hope for either of you, unless you both change. You'd better stay apart, at least until he has had time to grow up a bit, and you have had time to settle things in your mind. Your focus of duty has changed from yourself and your husband to the child that is to be born. You'll 'have to think of him first from now on, and that takes serious mature thought, poor little "worried." 'She OPEN DOOR THIS IS a service for the neighbors. Run in with short ques-Hons needing concise answers. Just call in through the Open Door and I'll answer in a few days. But keep 'em. short! Mushroom Data N. J. M. "Some friends of v mine live down the peninsula, and have Invited us to gather mushrooms in the vicinity of their home. Very frankly, I do not know anything about mushrooms, and hate to show my ignorance. Do you know where I could get some reliable Infor- mation concerning them?" Write to the Division of Publications, Office of Information, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, for their Circular 143-C, "Some Com mon Mushrooms and How to Know Them." Official City Map T. M. V. "Where may I get an official map of San Francisco, and how much will it cost?" irmTrwiir 'iqpMw iimwiihhiwiiihi imiiii) m n iwiiiiiiiiwiiiiii)MMy'l'''iiii'iiii imii uri1"11!!' Tf ammmmutmmummmtm v'mtwitmmmmmMmt mni ill ii nnTif ill i in tmnii iinwr muni n fl THESE THINGS WE KNOW are good now. We know they will be good all season. They are prac tical purchases, but the styles have a punch. In getting together clothes for this year let's all plan to buy things that are RIGHT. No wasted dollars,, no silly buys. CHECKS CAN BE checked up as being an "all right" style, a- & Dimensions for fj?iffon Photogenic Face Official maps of San Francisco of sobriety and are not for sale by the city .itself. general decency, going back to j but may be obtained at varying him would probably merely start 'prices from any of the local sta-the whole thing over again. Of j tioners. A pocket edition, show-course you were foolish beyond ing the election districts, etc., is words to hit him when he asked published by A. Carlisle & Co. at you to, drunk or sober. That ' 135 Post Street at 50 cents a copy. was merely a small boy trick like daring another to knock a chip off his shoulder. You should have recognized it as such. And of course nagging a man when he Advertisement face?! Today's ideal is, you know. Check , lyour facial measurements THE CORONA CLUB bulletin, introduced, she said, " recM 2;5'"!! Prudence Penny RECIPES and household advice will be found on Page 18 today. this month says that the drama section will meet at the Ronald Telfer studio Thursday from 2 to 4 in the morning. Would you Call that drama before breakfast or rehearsals at the end of a large evening? ?K :!t 5K MRS. WILLIAM J. HAYES: former State president of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, attended the P. T. A. safety conference yesterday. Mrs. Hayes is no longer active in P. T. A. work, but when she r.t.vii'.a miMll ff tlfU Vflif in.rT.R n 7 t Vnurfcfli 'Photogenic face .tut..... , a- --- 1. .. J I 1 lie i l n i v. it u ve. 7,; K between your eyes should equal the width of WHEN THE Nonpartisan,0 eye. Round Table Conference takes Divide your face, horizontally, nla Saturday in Los Aneeles.iinto three sections. The height of Mrs. James K. Lvtle. State P. T. vour forehead should be the same A. head, will preside instead of 'as the length of your nose, while Mrs. Thomas G. Richards, prcsi-tne tip oi your nose to tne tip dent of the California Federation ,of your chin should measure one of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Rich-,nose length, ards will be en route to Washing-1 When lips are parted they ton, D. C, to attend the General, should be equidistant from the Federation board meeting Janu-jtip of the nose to the end of the ary 19 and 20. chin. Married Women Here's Amazing Proved HYGIENIC PROTECTION Thousands upon thousands of women have now learned to use a sensational, scientific discovery for hygienic purposes. This boon to womankind is not a poison, yet actually kills germs at contact. It is called Zonitc, and its action is amazing when used in a douche. It instantly kills germs and bacteria on contact, yet it is one douche proved safe will not harm delicate tissues. And Zonite deodorizes assures daintiness. Helps keep one fresh, clean and pure. So successful has Zonitc been thnt over 20,000,000 bottles have llrcady been used. Get Zonite from your dniREist today. It's surprisiiiRly easy and economical to use. Ideal for feminine hygiene. Follow the simple directions and enjoy proved hygienic protection that you may never have known before. If Your Child Has A NASTY LI iQmlJmeit the Miserj s As Most Moth8ri Oo Rub chest, throat, and back MoroiiRWy with Vicks VapoRub at bedtime. Then spread a thick layer on the chest and cover with a warmed cloth. Right away VapoRub goes to work to relieve the misery. VapoRub brings double relief because of its double action. It acts both as a stimulating poultice and a medicated vapor. Its poultice action penetrates the surface skin; its soothing vapors are breathed direct to irritated air passages. Try it. You'll find that oftenbymorn- I ing most of the i J misery of the V VapoRUI com is gone.

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