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STAXJjOLTS . . . Pauline Trigere s well-bred suit in gray flannel with long jacket, matching wes
, ,t and skirt featuring unpressed pleats . . . Bruno’s dramatic evening gown in cream silk taffeta with full circular skirt, peek-a-boo midriff and matching stole ... Jo Copeland’s sleek town dress of naw crepe fitted to the hipline, flaring below with a deep frill of navy blue accordion pleat fd t.'- feta._ MUSLIN ... A quaint old fashioned fabric makes a strict ly modern dinner gown. Clare Potter adds all-over tucks for elegance. Rails Vie With Auto For Travel De Luxe It n SI HI A LOWRY IP .Vewsfeatures Waiter fjEV YORK—One of the most costly courtships in history is in IP initial stages—the current bil jjor,-dollar wooing of the hard minded American public by the railroads. Theic's another competitor of importance in the picture too. That is the family automobile. Kunners-up include the airplane m- the bus. hut old or new, the redan is the beau that is the real threat. Like the neighborhood butcher md grocer, every railroad official has begun to think of the average American citizen today as a cus tomer. no longer a part of a war time mob clamoring for a chance to buy. And he is doing every thing he can to persuade some 140 million residents of the United States that a railroad is the best way to go wherever they are go ing. The proot oi the pudding is in ire committed to spend about a billion dollars within the next three years on new passenger equipment alone. This represents a large sum of money even for the fraternity which estimates its own total worth at 28 billions. Almost 3.000 passenger cars are currently on order — at about $100,000 each. Another 7,000 will be built and put into service just as fast as the manufacturers can turn them out. And such cars! Streamlined, air-conditioned, with form - fitting ... ~ ' 1 THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING WAISTLINE.. ,..m aside-buttonedshoath that sims in a swirl at skirt II4 It’s terrtfically-tiny-twso dross ... we-tiece and cuffod with color, h btchar rayon. $14.98 o AS SEEN IN LEADING FASHION MAGAZINES. seats, comfortable beds, super dining room facilities, playrooms for children, motion pictures news teletypes and every possible attractive interior decorating’ trick, all designed to give train travel the maximum of comfort. With most railroad equipment over 30 years of age, passenger revenues have been slipping. Dur ing 11 comparable months in 1945 and 1946, fares dropped from $1, 555.000 to $1,166,000, despite the fact that cut-rate military traffic had dropped considerably, and most travel curbs were off. The reason many railroad men feel, is that people are taking to the high ways again for tourist travel as well as long business trips. j That is wtiy the railroads are tackling their problem at source, making the interior of a day coach or sleeping car as comfort able or more comfortable than one’s own living room. And some of the changes in store for the traveler—be he a commuter or a transcontinental passenger — are nothing short of revolutionary. Take the little matter of train heating, for example. Currently only about 12,500 train cars are air conditioned, out of the grand total of about 48,000. Tomorrow's train, and several of today’s, are automatically cool ed by a mechanical regulator which reacts automatically io changes in outside temperatures. Modern shock absorbers and springs will make walking and even dancing a simple matter. There will be individual reading lights for each passenger — some of them with germ-killing rays. There will be individual or dual compartments, complete wdth lav atory facilities and showers. Of course there will be radio and mo tion pictures. One of the great attractions of automobile touring is that when the children become restless, the journey can be halted. The rail roads propose to do even better than that: there will be play rooms. Dining cars are being rede signed to look more like restau rants. Food will be improved—to compete with the motorists' way side inns—by the installation of more refrigeration and frozen food lockers. Trains of our immediate future will be faster, safer and more fun to ride on. That’s the program, say the master-minds of the American Association of Railroads ’and the American Railway Car Institute. W. G. Tabbert, secretary-treas urer of the latter institute, said that “every railroad which carrie passengers is modernizing its equipment.” He added, however, that manufacturers have an an nual production capacity of about 4.000 cars, so the real conversion will take some time. Meanwhile, of course, the other suitors can do something fancy in .the way of competition. So any way one looks at it, traveling to morrow is going to be pr*€ty good. ' British Soldiers Are Sent To Sea SINGAPORE —British sol diers here are learning first-hand what the life of their opposite numbers in the Royal Navy is like. Small groups of Army officers and enlisted men are being taken on cruises along the Malayan coast, “to give army personnel some knowledge of how the navy works at the same time affording the soldier a change.” The army personnel is divided among various “watches” and technical crevrs, performing with the sailors such shipboard tasks as painting ship, repairing motor boat engines, stoking and han dling lines. The army personnel so far has been enthusiastic about the cruises. Said one private: “We were put to very interesting work. . . . The food was excellent, enter tainments were reasonable and there was plenty of shore leave.” Sweden Prepares Monopoly In Oil STOCKHOLM — (ffi) — Sweden is expected to have a government oil monopoly. Government ex perts recommend a monopoly with the majority of shares held by the government to become effective in July next year when , the present wholesale compan ies would be bought out. Oil re fineries already working would continue, but their products would be sold by the monopoly. The report recommended that the government eventually pur i chase its own fleet of tankeri. EARMARKED... For Charm BY BETTY CLARKE AP Newsfeatures Beauty Editoj American girls are fad mad. That’s why the current trend of piercing the ears, which hasn’t been revived since Grandma used the burnt cork and needle method on Mom, may take hold like wild fire. Soon after that, when the girls get used to the idea of having holes punched in their skin, you may walk down Fifth Avenue or Main Street and see your favorite redhead wearing a ring in her nose or with her head wired for a halo. Few' girls have pretty ears. Those who do can get the swains to give out with poetry about their shell-like protuber ances. But it is a sure bet that the romantic lad won’t say: “Oh, you’ve the loveliest ‘pierced’ ears, m’dear.” If mother had let Susie's head sprout ear-wings in the cradle, daughter would have a problem. She wouldn’t be able to “let her hair up” or sport unique or ear revealisy earrings. Why should any girl with love ly—or unlovely—ears wish to mar her beauty? All a girl must do to charm a man in this generation is to be natural. If she wants to cultivate the beauty of grand ma’s day, she might concentrate on the blush instead of the cork and needle method. Instead of emphasizing their ears, the poor little girls with not so-pretty ears must De clever and cute in concealing their misfor tune. Some girls do a smart job ol this. A popular model has ears like a bunny but no one would ever suspect because she shuns the upsweep in favor of long tresses which cover her ears—and she never wears earrings. So if Mom didn’t pin your ears back when you were a tyke, or if your ears are small and out ot proportion to youi face, don't make the mistake of falling foi the pierced-ear fad. After all. you may think your ears are shell like but if they are of the oyster, scallop or cencha shell variety, you won't d o yourself proud by exposing them. If you have pretty ears, by atl means show them. You can brush your hair behind your ears, wear an upsweep hair-co and lovely earrings. And, if you must wear granny's antique earring jobs, you don't have to pierce your ears to do it. Any good jeweler will re place the old fashioned fastening that was designed for pierced ears for a new modern fastening which V'ill serve the purpose without marring your ear lobes. Pioneer Gliders Go To Smithsonian SANTA CLARA. Calif. — <JI — Two gliders of the late skv-riding 5rof. John J. Montgomery ot the University of Santa Clara are en route to the Smithsonian Institu tion. In one. Daniel Maloney, an aeionautical pioneer. made a spectacular flight from a balloon above the University campus April 29, 1905. In the other, Pro fessor Montgomery wras killed near Evergreen. Calif., in 1911. In medieval England on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, the king w’as required by custom to wash the feet of as many poor men as he was years old. LOOK, NO MOTOR! DANVILLE, Va. — (£*) —A man drew a conviction for drunken driving and a fine of $100 here recently for piloting a car which was being pushed by a group of men. The police court judge ruled that by sitting behind the wheel and steering the moving car, he was guilty of breaking the law. He also was fined $10 and costs for operating the car without a driver's permit. Just Received! Spring and Easter SHIRTS ... Ox weave Wing shirts, whites and solid colors. SPORTS SHIRTS Selection of smart, well tailored stvles. TIES Handsome assortment solids and colorful patterns. HATS Smart new Stetson’* and j other makes in new spring • shades. >1 GIBSONS i HABERDASHERY 1 •I ^MADEMOISELLE You'll Walk Off With Honors In The IF YOUR OUTFIT IS FROM MADEMOISELLE'S This Easter you want to look your love liest—and you can! Fashions were never so beautiful... so feminine ... so quietly elegant. For your wear ing pleasure in the Perennial Parade and for many months to come choose your Easter wardrobe from Made moiselle’s. Dresses to whirl you right through spring in the most flat tering fashion you’ve experi enced in years. Dashing bole ros, long torso silhouettes and pretty, softly lined frocks ac cented with the season’s newest details. Quality fabrics in colors >that blend so beautifully with the spring landscape. a >41 It’s always a suit that takes “ the lead in the Easter parade. And it’s always one of our suits you can depend on for smart newness . . . for chic in- * dividuality. This year of all years our selection is breath taking. Lightweight wools and gabardines in stripes and solids, masterfully tailored and styled with the new longer jacket. There’s excitement a’plenty about our wonderful collection of Easter Coat beauties. They’re full blown for luxurious flattery . . . they’re softly contoured, finely detailed . . . they’re everything you’ve wanted in a coat. In your Easter bonnet (selected from our breathtaking group) you’ll be the belle of the Easter parade. Be-flowered, be-rib boned, be-veiled . . . large brims, small brims, no brims at all . . . but all of them beauties, all of the ultimate in new flattery. Any one of these baps is a joy to behold, if quality and imapinative desipn are your delipht. Distinctively fashion-ripht styles . . , excitinp colors to match or blend with your new Easter outfit. JSBSBBSaSSSf 22 N. Front St.