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JBlack-a'nd w.hite-continue to be
" , . .s&mR"
the mode; whether- frockg are of
silk, chiffon, satin or cloth. ":
An exqujsite.rn.odel for an even
ing dress is composed of black!
chiffon over the same fabric of
white. A lot of jet is used on the
black tunic. The foundation of
the gown is cream, veiled with the
sheer white. A blue satin girdle
gives a touch of color.
This gowntwquld serve for a
model in marquisite or it would
be charming ,in any. simple limp
material. T;he mode is.thcthing.
FRANCE TO .THE RESCUE
The"French ministry is the first'
government in the world to adopt
a definite program to reduce the
cost of living. It will present a
bill to its legislative bodies pto-
viding for the following:
1 Municipal'- shops to be es
tablished either by an "adminis
trative tenant" (Some individual
who wants to tackle the job) or.
by local co-operative societies.
2 Government'to advance half
the necessary capital and .'charge
four per cent annual interest foe
3 Such shops not -to exceed
one for each 5,000of the popula
tion. - 1 '
The ministry recognizes that!
high prices are due in part to con
ditions lying wholly beyond the
control qf government, but thinks
they are partly-due to waste in
distribution, to monopoly and to
combinations among commission
men and other merchants.
Theywill .undertake to elim
inate the unnecessary part, of
high cost of living.