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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 29, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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SOME FULLNESS "CREEPS INTO
THE SKIRTS
Already the dress designers are
cudgeling jtheir brains to 'find' a way
to add fullness-Co skirts withoutynak
ing the. change' from he narrow
sheath to simulated balloon too
quickly.. '
The prettjMittle, gown shown is of
Italian sky-Jjtuewchamieuse. It has a
yoke longeron 'one side than the oth
er and across it diagonally tha
breadths of the dkirt are gathered.
This skirt is exactly alike, front
and back, and it has its opening
placket at the sid'Q where it is but
toned with dark cut-glass buttons.
The waist is a simple kimona with
a vest and Medici collar set in. This
vest opens, in turn, to show a white
satin under-waistcoat
There is a touch, of fur on the
sleeves, and, by the way, touches of
fur promise to be worn all summer
in America.
THE AMERICAN KID
BY H. M. COCHRAN.
A school kid looks more like himself,
When dirty are his hands and face;
And comfort is a ruling thing,
If his necktie's out of place;
If his shoes are tied why say that's
bad,
They shouldn't be tied at all;
His hair should never be cut nor
combed; '
On his collar his locks should" fall
A button should be off oiythe front
( of his blouse,
His trousers should bag-' at .the
knee; J
His coat should be torn at the sleeve
that's, right,
In a prominent place to see.
If all these things 'would' stand 'out
plain,
If he wore a cap for a lid;
Why then you Could tell you could
tell it just as wellj
That he was an American kid.
Even the Franklin electrical kite is
an example of an idea that came al
most simultaneously to two persons
unknown to" each other. Franklin's
kite was sent up in a thunderstorm
in June, 1752. and in July, 1752, Dr.
Jacques de Romas performed the
same experiment at Nerc, France,
without having heard of the other
kite". In 1764 the French Academy of
Sciences formally recognized the in
dependent work of Dr. de Romas.

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