Apricot Oatmeal Bars

1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Cup quick cooking rolled oats
2/3 Cup packed brown sugar
1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Cup margarine
1 10 Ounce jar apricot preserves
In a mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Cut in margarine till mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup of the flour mixture. Press remaining flour cup of the flour mixture. Press reamaining flour mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9X9X2 inch baking pan. Spread with apricot preserves. Sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till the top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.