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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 25, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 15',
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the outside of the realm of femininity
far enough to have a perspective.
Miss Ermel has no outward sign of
the so-called reformer. She wears
amazingly pretty clothes; dresses her
hair in a becoming fashion and en
joys other pastimes beside THINK
ING. Yet she claims she has studied
,the matter out carefully and speaks
after long consideration.
r "Within the next few months," she
states, "frivolity will have reached its
highest pitch and the evolution of a
new feminism is at hand.
, ".Womankind is on the verge of a
.striking reaction in amusements, mo
rality and dress.
"Already the new type of girl is ap
pearing, and the blind fidelity to fash
ion is giving way to a saner sense of
the fitness of things.
"We are wearing wider skirts, low
healed shoes, low-necked blouses,
short sleeves, and the former heavily-steeled
corset has been shunned
for a lighter, easier one.
"Her hair is no longer a mass, of
pads and puffs and twists. She wears'
it in the most becoming way and lets
it go at that
"The new girl is becoming more
and more an individualist. She
builds her wardrobe on styles which
suit her own type of beauty.
"There was a time in women's evo
lution when she hankered after man
nish modes. But she has learned the
futility of the so-called mannish
woman. Nevertheless, her explora
tions into the realm of man have
made her broader, intellectually."
It's a natural law of the swinging
of the pendulum that the tango-mad,
cocktail-drinking girl of recent times
shall sway back to the type of the
generations when the Puritan maid
and the Quaker girl were the cyosure
of all admiring eyes, Miss Ermel esti
mates. "It'll be a happy medium, but the
reaction is coming," she contends.
Most bosom friends only put up
LONDON'S MOST BEAUTIFUL-BRIDE-TO-BE
Hon. Ivy Gordon-Lenox, niece of
the Duke of Richmond and Gordon,
whose engagement to the Marquis of
Titchfield, son and heir of the Duke
of Portland, has just been announced.
SUGGESTIONS FOR ADORNING
THE PARLOR TABLE
1 clay pipe.
1 briar pipe.
1 tobacco jar.
50 burnt matches.
4 ounces ashes.
1 cigar stump.
6 torn newspapers.
3 empty beer bottle lj