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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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WITHOUT A STITCH OF CLOTHING SHE'S GOING
INTO WOODS FOR MONTH
Boston, Feb; 13. Miss Bana Doug
lass is going back to Nature clear
back, to the days of Eve
She proposes to spend a month
alone in the Maine woods. That is
merely the geography of the trip, for
she announces that she will enter the
woods
Without clothes,
Without food,
Without weapons.
At the end of the month she prom
ises to emerge with more of health
than ever before, a wardrobe of skins
from wild animals she kills with her
bare hands, trimmed with such finery
as woven grasses and leaves of plants
may add to the primeval wardrobe.
She is inspired by the ambition to
prove that woman is fully capable of
fighting against nature single hand
ed, and to add the evidence of her
success to the theory that in the bat
tle through 'savagery to civilization
the female of the species had her full
ehare and part
A group of women friends will ac
company her to the entrance to the
Maine forests. The party "will bring
back her tailored gown, silk stock
ings, hats and shoes and turn her
loose in the garb of Mother Eve.
She will rely on berries, roots and
such animals as she can capture by
her agility and wit for food.
Miss Douglass comes from a race
of trappers and woodsmen. Her
grandfather, now 80 years old, is still
a guide in the Maine woods. Her
father is known as a famous hunter
and has the world's championship in
fly casting. From babyhood she has
been taught the arts of woodcraft and
is at home in forest and mountains.
A teacher in a Kansas school has
resigned following a "recall' vote of
her pupils.

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