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NO FRILLS ON GRADUATING DRESSES MAKES THESS
' PROUD PARENTS HAPPY
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Wabash, Ind.; June 7. (Spe
cial.) A score of Wabash fath
ers -are fairly holding their sides
with laughter and mothers, too
the first real -levity they have
enjoyed since the increase in the
.cost of living began to run cir
cles around the vage advances
in our daily reconomio race.
Their, bright-eyed, resourceful
-daughters have cut the cost of
graduation to a minimum a
practical demonstration of the
art of reducing, expenses in these
days when it is, generally believed
that the art is lost.
They got together and declared
against frills.and -feathers in their
attire for the high school com
mencement. Think, of -it a "band of happy,
care-free girls foregoing yards of
fluffy ruffles; rnlles of bright rib
bons arid 'wings and plumes.
Boys" Took No Part.
But it's true. They had heard
so much about the high cost of
living and then, maybe, they
wanted to see father laugh.'
, And be it said to the further
credit of the young women who
are in the senior class that the
boys hav.e nut joined in the re
vival of the art of cutting ex-