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But there's not a doubt as-to which
one has the most beautiful officers
it's the one maintained by the "Hap
pydromes!" Just glance, for instance, at Mar
garet Lyons, andthen on Josie de
Noville! If they do not please your
jaded optic try a peep at Margaret
Dunne. You're hard to suit if none
of them satisfies your taste!
These three girls are president,
vice president and treasurer, respec
tively, of the New York Hippodrome
Life, Accident and Sickness Insur
ance association. They are chorus
girls and officers of a society, nearly
half of whose membership is com
posed of chorus girls.
The association was organized
several seasons ago by the "Happy
dromes," as the people employed by
the huge playhouse call themselves.
Members pay ten cents a week. Pour
physicians and two trained nurses
are carried on its rolls and any mem-'
ber who meets with an accident or '
is taken sick has immediate medical
attention and care.
In addition, the disabled employe
receives a weekly benefit of $7 as
long as he or she is unable to work.
In the event of death there is a burial
allowance of $100.
The Shuberts gave the association
a good start with two benefit per
formances which netted about $10,
000. This was invested for the bene
fit of the fund and the money earned
adds materially to the small dues re
quired. The revenues are also aided
by an annual ball.
It is rumored that a mere man does
the bookkeeping for the society but
Miss Lyons, Miss de Noville and Miss
Dunne, head the board of directors.
SHOULD GIRL WHO WORKS "DOLL UP" IN LACY
WAISTS AND WEAR SILk STOCKINGS
BY IDAK McGLONE GIBSON
This little Sernion was written be
cause I received this morning a num
ber of letters on the question of how
a working-girl should dress.
This is one of the letters:
"My Dear Mrs. Gibson:
"There have been some remarks
passed about the office concerning
my dress. I. think I am dressing In
good taste and within my means, but,
for fear I am wrong, I will come to
you for advice.
"I am a girl of 18 years and am es
pecially fond of dainty things, such
as silk stockings, pumps, lacy collars,
etc. I work 'in a downtown business
office where the girls dress very plain
ly, and my salary iir just the same as
most of theirs. I would rather deny
myself pleasures'and dinners that the
other girls enjoy .and buy pretty
things for myself.
"Do you think it is.' proper for a
working girl to ,wear silk stockings
and low-necked lacy waists to work
if it makes her happy and comfort
able? "Working Girl."
The! girl who works is criticized
about a great many things, but on no
other slibject . is she criticized as
often as the subject of dresB.
Every woman thinks, of course,
that her standard of dress is the best.
Arid if the girl who works would fol
low the rule set down by the woman
who does not work she would- spend
the money she earns for clothes that
would be a uniform of the plainest
kind at the office, factory or store.
It's easy to tell the other person
Every normal girl loves pretty
clothes. And the girl who works six
days a week has very few places to
wear them except at the place where
she spends most of her time.
There are some dainty bits of ap?
parel that are not appropriate for an
office. But I am of the opinion that
it is perfectly-all right for a girl to
wear as dainty and pretty clothes as
she can afford. j
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