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The gorgeousneas of this dress is
not modified, but rather is emphasiz
ed by the liberal use of black tulle
which trails from a huge rosette On
the bodice the full length of the skirt
The bodice is held in its place by
narrow shoulder straps of rhine
stones laid on black velvet.
HOW'S YOUR TEETH?
One of the important things in de
termining a man's fitness for Uncle
Sam's service is the condition of Ms
teeth. The photograph shows a na
val recruiting officer examining the
teeth of a prospective recruit.
Cocoanuts generally grow at the
edge of seas or rivers and many of
the nuts as they become ripe fall into
the water. The nuts are covered
with a thick husk, which has a wa-"
terproof covering, so that they will
float As they float, writes a na
turalist, the three eyes, which are
all at one end of the nut, are always
on the top. Once in the water, na
ture goes to work. From one of the
eyes there comes a shoot that sends
forth broad leaves that act as sails.
The wind catches these sails and
wafts the cocoanut on a journey that
may be many miles long. As it sails,
the other two eyes send out roots,
which at first grow among the fibres
of the woody husk. In time the
cocoanut is swept on another shore,
perhaps on another island. The roots
imbed themselves in the soft earth,
the sail becomes the trunk, and very
shortly a thrifty cocoanut palm Is
growing where none grew before.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 11, 1838. Monticello female
seminary opened at Godfrey.
DESIGN A BATHING SUIT FOR ME
BY BETTY BROWN.
On the opposite page is the third
figure on which you are to help me
design a bathing suit, and at the
same time get one for yourself, if you
have taste. Pencil, pen ahd ink or
colors, it makes no difference what
you draw the suit with.
Use your own judgment, but getl
busy and outline your ideas. This
design, like the one yesterday, will
be printed twice more. All together,
there are four different diagrams,
each of which will be printed three
That means you will have plenty of
different diagrams on which to indi
cate various ideas. There are no re
strictions of any kind. Draw as
many as you wish "and send them
Remember that the two girls who
give me the best ideas for my own
1917 bathing suit will be rewarded
by beach togs of their own design,
each suit to cost a maximum of $10.
The final picture will be printed
Saturday, April 21, and all drawings
must be in The Day Book office by
the following Saturday evening.
Address all communications to
The Fashion Editor, The Day Book,
500 S. Peoria st
And in the blank for your name
and address tack on a p'hone number,"
if jrou have one.