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these days as the "best dressed wom
an in America."
For Irene's father was a small
town physician, and Irene had only
the advantages usually given to
daughters of fairly prosperous medi
cal men with a provincial practice.
But New Rochelle didn't know
what was under Irene's light-brown
hair what was behind her clever
And New Rochelle knows not yet
the mormoset but Irene Poote, now
Mrs. Vernon Castle, regales Broad
way daily with her greenish eyes and
her marmoset and her wonderful
And Miss Broadway bobs her hair
just like Mrs. Vernon Castle.
After Irene married Vernon they
decided to capitalize their fancy step
ping by teaching young scions of
wealth to dance. So successful were
their efforts that scions of wealth
flocked to be taught, and from mere
ly private dancing instructors the
Castles became a national institution.
Castles-in-the-Air, on the roof of a
New York hotel, recently claimed
their abilities. Vernon, who is an
Englishman, decided he'd go back
and join the British aviation corps.
Sd Vernon is now at war. while Irene
is still teaching terpeichore new
tricks with another dancing partner,
Irene Foote is the girl who will
wear the dress designed by newspa
per readers competing with readers
of The Day Book for the honor of
planning Mrs. Castle's Easter dress.
Wouldn't YOU like to design a cos
tume for the "best dressed woman in
Well, somebody's going to!
THE NARROW PATH
(But Not the Straight One.)
a High M
Some men marry to get a cook and
then kick about the cooking. Other
men marry to get a beauty and kick
at her dressmaker's bills.
BLIND GIRLS ENJOY SWIMMING LESSONS
Berkeley, Cal. More than 50 blind
girls of the California Institute for
the Deaf and Blind are becoming pro
ficient swimmers, overcoming their
dread of deep water in daily lessons
in the school gymnasium tank. Two
of the most promising students are
Miss May Perkins and Miss Rose
Reilley. Under the -instruction of
Miss Ethel Coplin, gymnasium di
rector, the two girls, just 16 years old,
are learning various diving stunts
and water tricks that would test the
Skill of their more fortunate sisters.
Miss Reilly is totally blind. Miss
Perkins can see sHghtly.