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tically not communicable from one
persont6-another," Roos said, "but
there is a grave peril in cases where
slight cuts or breaks in the skin are
brought into contact with animal
furs that have been infected with an
"Many common housecats are
being used to make cheap furs now
adays, and the greatly increased de
mand for the trimmings of women's
boots and gowns has, I fear, caused
considerable carelessness in the pre
paration of them. Fifty per cent of
the cheaper furs have been made
There is no danger of anthrax
from better furs, Roos says.
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Neva Gerber, star of "Beauty"
films, admits her name is unusual,
but insists it is her very own. She
changed her name once to "Neva De
lorez" because the leading man didn't
think "Gerber" sounded romantic
enough. But this "artistic affecta
tion" didn't appeal to Neva and she
soon became Miss Gerber again.
Sometimes a man loses all his
money when his wife spends it j
FADDY FASHIONS 7
' By Betty Brown
Not all things fashionable are fur!
There's leather, for instance. Fancy
how cheerful a "leather set" will feel
on a "nippy" day! But leather, vies
with- fur wherever smart women
One of these chilly but otherwise
attractive "sets" I noticed included,
a rolling brimmed sailor of purple
velvet, with a top of glace purple
I leather; a neck piece of leather about
four inches in depth and made belt
fashioned with silver buckle and a
melon-shaped purse of the glace
leather in purple.
There's something about purple
leather that does not appeal to the
conservative but nevertheless, lots
of smart women are wearing leather
"sets" purple leather at that
Florence Rockwell has joined the
Bosworth forces and will shortly be
seen in "He Fell in Love With His
Mark Twain's books are-soon to be
made into film plays. "Tom Sawyer"
will be first, followed by "Huckle
In New York, Griffith's "Birth of a
Nation" has been shown at 725 con
secutive performance, with a profit
Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley
made scenes in San Francisco re
cently for TJniversal's opium film
Another one! The Sunshine Films,
Inc., capitalized at $100,000, has
been formed at Sacramento, Cal.
Anita Stewart is to have a new
leading man in Richard Turner, a re
cent acquisition -of Vitagraph.
Helen Holmes is being featured in
the Mutual's railroad series called
"The Girl and the Game."
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, fa
mous society dancers of .New York,
are featured in a new film release by
Cort called "The Whirl of Life."