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lecting a costume for the Easter pa
rade. It's a hard choice. But the one
piece threatens to prove the best bet
so far as general popularity is con
cerned. It has the pharm of novelty
and its effect is usually much more
juvenile than that of a skirt and coat.
However, the one indispensable
feature of the average woman's
wardrobe is the tailored street suit
The generous fullness of spring coats
and their collars and cuffs of re
markable size suggest the matronly
rather than the debutante figure.
The one-piece dress of today's
illustration shows an unusually ar
tistic arrangement of pointed skirt
gores which extend above the girdle.
These points cut the belt line and
thus diminish the apparent breadth
of the figure. Black facings and
stitchings are employed to emphasize
the main features of this excellent
The Japanese parasol was resur
rected a year ago by a versatile de
signer and it has proved tfie rage on
Florida beaches this spring. It will
probably reach, this summer, that
stage of fashion known as "popular."
The coat suit is a monotone in
color except for its vqry conspicuous
buttons. The placing of the buttons
on the inside instead of the outside
seam of the cuff is unique. The cap,
a curious visored adaptation of the
East Indian turban, is made of the
material used for the collar facing.
HER SEVEN SELVES-TO HER SON EVERY
WOMAN IS MINISTERING ANGEL
BY WINONA WILCOX
"Mother!" wails the wounded, the
delirious and the dying soldier.
Ambulance men who follow the
line of battle and Red Cross nurses
who watch in hospital wards testify
it is this word, and not the name of
wife or sweetheart, which men catch
at in their agony or when they come
to the brink of the grave.
There is a psychological reason for
this which is easy to understand. It
is the matter of the impression made
upon a sensitive brain when the man
was a child, when impressions sank
deep, and therefore outlasted other
prints made at a later time on less
delicate brain cells.
But there is another and a more
complex theory which is not so easy
It is the subject of the much-discussed
works of Freud and Jung.
They endeavor to explain the origin
of this intimate understanding which
exists between mothers and sons.
One of the best of the modern nov
els and several remarkable dramas
have been based on the same theme.
In literature, at least, this supreme
devotion of the son to the mother is
at last recognized as a fact In human
In experience, perhaps, it is made
intelligible by explaining the mother
as the ministering angel to whom
man, at any age, turns unconscious
ly in the hour of his need, just as he
did when a child.
So considered, this peculiar rela
tionship becomes one of the most ex
quisite and spiritual of all earthly
ties. But like other primitive emo
tional conditions, it frequently pro
duces terrible results, even in com
The-spoiled son is usually the vic
tim of too much mothering.
"I didn't raise my boy to be a sol
dier" is the triumph of the naive
righteous selfishness of the compla
cently devoted mother.
The "triangles" which are truly
tragic are not the affinity romances
in which two rival beauties claim one
Often the most relentless person in
a triangle is the man's mother. She
becomes a kind of spiritual vampire,
when in her zeal to take care of her