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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 12, 1913, Image 5',
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ONE WOULD THINK ORCHESTRA
HALL WAS. BURLESQUE HOUSE
There Is Something On Tonight, But
Money Can't Buy a Seat. ,
The National Garment Makers' As
sociation is pulling off a display at
Orchestra Hall. Pulling off may not
be god English, but it exactly typi
fies what is being done.
Fashions which outdo Paris are be
ing exhibited also a goodly share of
the anatomy of the models. The gar
ment makers declare that once for
all they will strike off the shackles
of the Parisian creators.
Local modistes declare it is the
most daring exhibit in the history
of the garment makers' annual dis
plays. The pop-eyed male reporters
who viewed the proceedings are will
ing to agree. If the damp weather
continues along the lake front an
epidemic of pneumonia is sure to
overtake the models.
"Back to nature" is the keynote of
the exhibition. That is a mild expres
sion. "Front and side to nature"
should be added to back.
Every kind . of garment is on, ex
hibit, from bathing suits to slit skirts,
and ballroom gowns to kimonos. Real
live models wearing these invisible
creations will parade the stage to
night at Orchestra Hall, but the ex
hibitio nwill be sdlely for the benefit
and instruction of garment makers.
Doctors, artists and other students
of the human form divine will be bar
red. This is a show of clothes, wheth
er you believe it or not.
The "Buster Brown" bathing suit
displayed outstrips all the other cre
aitons. it Police Censor Jerry O'Con
nor sawa lady come up after diving
in one of these affairs he would im
mediately go to the telephone and or
der a barrel and "the wagon."
The particular "Buster Brown" on
display was made of flesh-tinted silk.
The bodice is sleeveless and cut too
low for Chicago regulations. There
js nQ skirt,
One of the designers attempted to
explain this costume to a reporter.
"Now, the bloomers " he began.
"Whaddye mean, bloomers?" in
terrupted the reporter, taking a long
look at the short garment. "I thought
bloomers were kinda full."
"Well, these bloomers will be full,"
enlightened the designer.
"Yes, they'll be full all right," de
cided the reporter. "Full of limbs."
That accurately describes the
bloomers. They don't pretend to
cover the knees. That's the beauty
of these new-fangled clothes. They
don't pretend anything they aren't.
They are very open and frank. From
the bottoms of the bloomers to the
tops of the stockings there is noth
ing at all except the wearer. And the
stockings. They aren't. The feature
is the pair of white silk socks that
finishes off this here and there cos
tume. Slit skirts are on display by the
dozens. The ventilators reach all the
way from a few inches to above the
knee. Underskirts and lacy some
things that fill the gap are flesh
tinted. Flesh-colorings predominate
The live model display will be di
vided into three sections tonight
the bathing suit section, the street
costume section and the ball-room
JAPS HOLD LOT OF LAND
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 12. Fig
ures given out of Secretary of State
Frank Jordan's office show that Jap
anese in California have invested
close to $1,100,000 in agricultural
lands and orchards since the passage
of the Webb anti-alien land bill, and
one hundred companies have been
formed with a total capitalization of
more than $2,145,000. Two days re
main In which land can be purchased
by aliens before the Webb law be
The Japanese contend that al
though the Webb law prohibits the
descent of land to their heirs it does
not prevent transfer pf stocfc