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an's home magazine they're from
that very bon-tonfaest of the bon
ton, "Town and, Country."
And they're offered in all serious
ness to the moneyed dames of the
eastern fashion centers as the very
best bets in dinnerduds and matinee
costumes. The pages in which they
were printed opposite to each other
had this caption:
Six gowns to dine in and wear to
Six more for bridge and the new
Over the one at the left they had:
"Net and Jet Jet embroidered in
sertions on a full tunic; sable fur on
a net skirt; from Alice Maynard."
And "Town and Country" thus
described the one at the right: "Worn
Very Short Black spangled evening
liEV C.F REIStSTER-
gown with dashing velvet bow and
sash; from Boue Soeurs."
"Gosh!" said we to ourself; "whad
daya know about that!"
And then we sent our New York
correspondent and a Day Book re
porter out to ask two well-known
ministers what they think about it.
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BY REV. C. F. REISNER
Writer of Note and Pastor of Grace
Meth. Epis. Church, New York
This show's man's lower nature,
endeavoring to gain the ascendency
the beast trying to break from the
leash of control!
War always brings the lower na- -ture
into mastership. We, in Amer
ica, have been influenced by Europe's
war in many ways.
Here are some signs:
Prize fighting was never so com
mon nor so popular. The inane and
oftentimes degrading cabaret is t
widely patronized, and this means
flowing booze and degraded morals.'
The theater has approached too
closely to matters which should be "
And the modern disgusting and v
suggestive styles in woman's dress ?
are but another sign of the lower na
ture trying to get the ascendancy. It
is a product of the cabaret and of
lost modesty. It is a fruit -of the
dangerous asmosphere these days
Women cannot follow these styles
and retain their enthroned position
of influence and uplift. These styles
are not even artistic or healthy, nor
do they lend themselves to comfort
and agility. Some may argue that
they add to woman's charm, but if so,
..t is only to charm the lower nature
and not to start one good thought
BY SAMUEL FALLOWS
Reformed Episcopal Bishop of Chica
go; Student of Social Conditions
Fashion has taken satan into part
nership. The fashionable dress of today is
an invitation to men to make im
proper approaches. The good wom
an dresses as gaudily as the evil
woman; how is the world to know
which gown garbs vice and which
The tendency of fashionable dress
Is to lower the moral standards wom
en ought to set Woman is the cus