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The Wilmington morning star. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, March 14, 1947, Image 15

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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
Rails Vie With Auto
For Travel De Luxe
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
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
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
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
,..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.
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
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
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
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.
For Charm
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
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,
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
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.
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
Ox weave Wing shirts, whites
and solid colors.
Selection of smart, well
tailored stvles.
Handsome assortment solids
and colorful patterns.
Smart new Stetson’* and j
other makes in new spring •
shades. >1
You'll Walk Off
With Honors In The
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
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.
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.
22 N. Front St.

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