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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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take off "their hats. Some'do, the ma
jority do not. Boys I knew in gram
mar school were more courteous than
some of the employes in our office.
"Do you think I am too sensitive
Or is it just ignorance on their part?
Or does it show-that the lady they
greet in this manner is not respected
by them? Devoted Reader."
Since the war broke out man has
been forced to listen to some exceed
ingly blunt statements about the
primitive strains in his character.
Civilized woman has made star
tling discoveries about men of nations
supposedly civilized, and has con
demned men especially for their
treatment of women not of their own
tribe or nation.
Woman has found out that man
doesn't have to go to war to be dis
tressingly rude; and that he will make
a considerable outlay of gallantry
only when there is an ample reward
in sight, something as valuable, say,
as the smile of beauty.
The business world belonged to
man centuries before woman intrud
ed; its original careless customs pre
vail, although woman is no longer a
pioneer in a forbidden land. And no
code of etiquette has any chapter to
cover conduct in a business office,
although volumes have been written
about life in the drawing room.
But it isn't for any formally in
clined young lady to make over man's
ancient customs, to reconstruct his
business habitat to suit her notions
of a modern Chesterfield.
Nor is it' worth while lor her to
have hysterics when her sensitive
soul suffers from his unpolished
ways. However, there's a tremen
dous but very subtle lesson in the ex
perience. By comparing man at work
and man at play she arrives at a new
wisdom.
And when she finally becomes as
indispensable to man in the business
world as she is now to his comfort in
the home she will receive the same
polite tokens of his chivalry.
Meanwhile the business girl would 1
prbmbte the coming of that desired'
day by putting into her work the en
ergy now wasted in wondering and
worrying about man and what his
manners mean.
FASHION LOOKS AHEAD. SPIES
OUT SUMMER STYLES
By Betty Brown.
Although the Easter gown hasn't
yet lost its spring luster, Dame Fash
ilon is reveling in the filmy organdies,
the voiles and-silks and poplins we'll
be wearing when June roses bloom,
and foresighted women folk are
already planning those cool and airy
gowns warranted to take the heat out
of summer heat-waves.
And how are these summer gowns
being made?
From Mme. Alia Ripley, president
of the Fashion Art League of Amer
ica and prophetess of fashion, I got
this style-forecast today for the ben
efit of Day Book readers.
"The basis for summer fashions
will be the 1830 period.
It's true, there has been some re
sistance to this tendency, but the
enemy to these romantic modes seem
to have been put to rout and authori
tative fashions, the best models, are
based on 1830-styles. This will be
the prevailing note during the sum
mer.
"The full skirt is, of course, the dis
tinguishing feature of this style
and the full skirt means the fitted
waist, though by no means the wasp
waist, merely a fitted waistline.
"As to skirts, the best shaped skirts
in foreign as well as American design
are CIRCULAR. The only exception
is when the material used is striped."
With the full skirts come yokes
yokes of all kinds and shapes, yokes
that are not yokes at all, but -wherever
they are placed, or, however,
they are made, they are exceedingly
decorative. . '
The summer gowns will be short.
The present shoe-top length will not
soon be changed
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