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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 09, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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Right away, today, before she folds
a bandage or starts to knit a trench"
cap, every American woman can do
something that counts for her coun
try she can see to it that Over her
roof, or from her window, there
floats a flag.
"Sentiment," you say. "But whit
we want now is action real servide,
not bluster and Fourth of July bunt
ing. And that is tnie.
But every flag that floats adds
something real to the Strength of the
country. It adds, in fact, the ofily
reality there is, the only strength
there is-Uhe strength and" abiding
reality of a great idea!
When Pres. Wilson reviewed the
fleet two years ago, he said:
"When I think of th6 flag that
those ships carry, the only touch of
color about them I see alter
nate strides df parchment upon
which are written the right of liberty
and justice, the stripes of blood,
skilled tti vihdlcate those rights; and
then, in the corner, a prediction of
the blue serfene, into 'which every na
tion may swim, which stands for
these great things."
And so every Household thai dis
plays this emblem must of necessity
feel something of the sacredness bf
liberty and justice; and must cher
ish some hope for that "blue serene
into which every nation may some
day sail because this nation stands
for these great things."
In a near-by suburb at least dtte
family has sensed the importance Of
honoring he symbol for the sake of
the thing for which k stands. With a
.half solSmri, half amusing little cere
moiiy, the phonograph sounds out
the "Star Spangled Banner" every
morrilfig; and thefi father raises the
flag, while mother and the young
sters salute, atid the wdrkmen put
ting tip the" riew house near by raise
their caffe and chef.
In spit of our friendly smiles at
the hb'hie made flagpole and the
lusty scrape of th8 needle over the
whirling recbrd, that little ceremony
hblds at its' heart, in tHe shining
dyes of those ytiiing;sters, the most
imp"Osuig resources bf this nation.
"foot oUr fYowm'njj battlements,
our btistlijlgj sea coasts, our army
and riaVyV' lIHcoIH said, "these are
nbt oUr feliahcS agalrist tyfanny. Our
reliaHfci Is the" lbvgof liberty, which
God Hag plaHted Ifi dUt hearts."
. But thrbughdUt all time it his been
true that mothers have had tb fur
nish the means byjwhiclr God plants
these things in our hearts.
And soi in these htiUrs df trial, ev
ery woman who wants tb do the first
thing can fste tti it that th symbol
of oiir feliaribe flames; biit against
the sky each day to heaf ten us and
steady us,- atilHo remind iis affgsh
that "the right is more precious than
Here is Diagram No. 1 on which to
design that bathing suit I told you
abodt Saturday. Pencil, pen and ink
or cblbrs, It makes no difference, jiist
so you get busy and outline your
This same design will be printed
twice more, and there are three other suit to cost a inaxitaum of $10.
designs wliich will be printed three
times each. That means you will
have plenty of figures on which to
draw you rdesigns. Draw as many as
you. wish, one or a hundred.
Remember that the two girls who
give me the best ideas for my own
1917 bathing suit win be rewarded" by
beaeh togs df their dwn design,, each

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