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lady lightly by the finger tips as they
perform "grape vines and figure 8's"
on the frozen floors. They might be
Darby and Joan or Bill Bryan and
his Kansas soul-mae.
Two years ago I lunched at Reis
enweber s when the first "dancing
luncheon" was given in New York.
And there were so many entwined
couples writhine: in the bunny-hug
that it was almost impossible to get'
to your table.
This week I lunched there again.
Just as many people were eating. But
nobody was dancing.
There was no ragtime. There were
no paid performers to guide the
twinkling feet of those who said that
they "would rather dance than eatf
But 24 months ago the Great Mau
rice and Florenpe Walton danced at
Relsenweber's- daily. Today they, are
tfiea'trical stars and the hotel has re
verted to its original function of feed
ing the inner man."
It has been a long time since we
had any dancing at luncheon," said a
restaurant functionary to me. "Andn
we are about to give up the dancing
tea in the afternoon. There is noth
ing in it for us any more. The craze
is dead!" '
In every other restaurant I have
visited I have heard the same tale of
dwindling dancers and receipts. At
Castel-in-the-Air dancing as well as
skating still goes on. But as the win
ter advances the merry skaters on
the ice pond will grow in numbers.
And the tango will gasp its last un
heeded among the throng of New
York men and women who have re
verted to the simple, healthy exercise
of their schooldays!
In a couple of moons a person who
admits he dances in New York
will be classified as a hopeless-hick.
It simply isn't done any more, Clarence.
woman, or the still busier clubwom
an who must dress In the .morning
for work a'nd pleasure that Mme, Rold
xf the Pashiqn Art League of;Amer
ica designed" the princess gownjulus
treated here. ;
Jit is developed in corded , silk of
gunmetal?gfay." .Though, thewaist
GOWN FOR BUSINESS OR FOR
By Betty Brown
It was for the busy "down-town"
is simplicity itself, in design, it is made
in .silver.lacend net. With the long
sleeves frilled at the wrist and the
high collar it has quite a "dress-up"
appearance, formal enough for a din
ner, out-not-too elaborate ior ousi- ,
1 ness hours