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doubtless have general favor during
the late spring.
The artist-designer used two of
the warrior maid's historic costumes
the peasant gown when heavenly
voices summoned her to Orleans, and
the soldier's costume she wore when
she rode at the head of her army.
The cutaway with its cord-lacing
$ coat follows the line of the peasant
bodice; the elbow length sleeve sim
ulates the armor even to the sliding
plates of mail reproduced in the tucks
on the upper arm; the gorget collar
suggests a soldier's armor, and the
pockets are perfect reproductions of
the thigh guards of Joan's armor.
The gown is made of military blue
crash with bodice of embroidered
mull. The circular skirt is mounted
on a deep yoke effectively trimmed in
bias folds with smoke-pearl slides.
At the edge of the sleeves and at the
top' of the collar bias flares of blue
give an effective touch of color.
SPRING'S FAR OFF BUT SPRING
HAT IS HERE ,
By Betty Brown
Our spring millinery will be a revel
in ribbon so they tell me in the places
where the "preparedness" plans for
the coming millinery season are
Small hats will be built entirely of
ribbon, and velvet ribbon will be used
in wing combinations and in high
narrow loops. Many of the new
sailor hats will be edged with ribbon.
The chenille embroidery now so
popular will be supplanted bya more'
delicate and springlike decoration of
narrow ribbon on the late winter and
gh spring hats.
The sport hats of velvet, velour and
felt rival the rainbow in gay colors
and the most popular shades are pale
yellow and hunter's green.
Paris is trying to revive interest in
ostrich feathers, but the American
woman will have none of them. Sim
ple, graceful lines suit her personal
ity and her taste better than the
droopy plumes that are sometimes
graceful, but more often merely
MRS. HELEN .S.WOODRUFF'
for a young woman to dream of
giving a children's hospital to Bir
mingham, Ala., out of a book but
Helen Smith Woodruff not only
dreams of doing this but says that
she MUST do it. That T must" of
her develops intp "I shall" and final
ly into "I have." And then she writes
a new leart-interest book and gives
its earnings to some charity. She
is the author of "The Lady of the
Lighthouse," which is now being
read in the field hospitals to the
blinded soldiers. Her new book is
"Mister Doctor Man," which she
hopes will pry many thousands from
the pockets of persons who have the
welfare of children at hartj