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Left to ripht: Tuck trim the low bodice of a navy blue silk moitsseline evening dress worn with a tucked jacket. Cray satin, polka-dotted in
tihile, makes an evening dress with a scarf caught at the neckline wit h gardenias. A gray crepe evening gown is worn with a matching coat that has its cape collar and short sleeves edged uith silver fox. Well Dressed Woman Has Her Own Requirements BY M. GASTON'. THE modern v;err.an is style con scious. But she is not suf ficiently conscious of her own personality, and of her own style reo.uirements as an in dividual. She is likely to be aware of the current fashions of any season, but she does not give sufficient thought to choosing from those styles the colors and lines adaptable to herself. That. I believe, is one reason why so few women are really well dressed. It Is not a question of expenditure at all. For only too often the woman with a very limited allowance is much better dressed than another woman with a much greater one. The reason no doubt is that the former realizes she can't afTord to make a mistake, so gives a great deal of thought to the costumes she fina'iiy chooses. For it does take thought to be well dressed— serious thought, in these days when ■uch a host of models is presented, and bo many trends and styles are acknowl edged by the fashion world. I ean imagine the average woman the many models of any sea son. She is intrigued by the color of one, by the line of another, by the nov elty of another. She hears a friend remark that she is choosing blue, or red. or a dress of a certain inspira tion. Then, instead of considering whether these same colors and lines are going to be becoming to her, she rushes ©ut and buys the same things, often With disastrous results. Now what should this impetuous lady 4o if she is to be really well dressed'.' She should, of coursa, know what the Be* modes are. She must learn the new colors, the new lin:s. For without this knowledge, she v. ill not be abreast of current style. But this information Is only the first step toward smartness. The next step, and quite as necessary a one, is a study of her own individuality In relation to the mode. 'J'HE well dressed woman knows that ! there are certain lines that are becoming to her figure. Perhaps her shoulders are unduly square and wide. She is likely therefore to avoid such details as leg-o'-mutton sleeves or tucks that extend out over the shoul ders. Smart though these features might be. she perhaps realizes that in hr;- rase they exaggerate a personal defect. Such a woman may have discovered that she appenrs at her best in clothes of a tailored tvpe. She will thererore psrs by the fri'lv ruffled cort of thfrg that may be fescinatir.g on another woman and choose the lro:i; or coat tfcat seems designed for her. The smartly costumed woman gives even more thought to color than to line, for she realizes how much it can to for her complexion, and so Tor her general f.ppeartnce. cr how utterly it can ruin till effect of chic if wrongly chosen. She knows that there are or. y a very few women who cen wear all colors, and even these have a few that are most successful. The women with an instinct for chic has studied color in relation to her own coloring and itnows just what hues are best suited to her. It may be, for instance, that gray or beige or some other neutral tone is smart. The ques tion always arises, which gray or beige shall be chosen? For there is not merely one gray, but many grays, varying from a cold gray to a warm yellowish gray. The woman who has found warm colors most becoming will choose the yellowish gray. The woman who is best in cool tones will prefer the blue-gray. Each will be in style, yet each will have se lected her own best color. * * * * A LITTLE experimentation with col ors will usuilly convince you that there are two or three colors best suited to you. To these definite colors may always be added black and white, to that the actual gamut of colors per mitted to you is widened. On first fought you may feel that such a choice •, colors Is too limited. You half de ui that you would rather appear In i unbecoming hues than to limit yourself I 1 to the three or four possibilics which i your mirror tells you are acceptable, j But once you have become accustomed ; to your appearance when dressed in your most becoming color, you will not be satisfied to wear unbecoming hues. And, as a matter of fact, you are less limited than appears at first thought, ; for there is not one yellow or one blue, but many, each with its own character and interest. The French woman has a reputation I the world over for he? smartness and chic. This is due in part to the fact that the French woman takes the ques tion of clothes seriously. But it is partly because the French woman has I her clothes made for h?r instead of buying them ready made, as you do in i America. She goes to the same cou turier for years and years. Ho learns her tastes: he is able to study her and so learns her best colors and lines; he understands her temperament and the relation clothes must bear to that. But above all, there is friendly consultation between client and designer, so that every costume is the result of study and experimentation. i '"THE American woman does not have A the advice of a designer in choosing her clothes, but she does often have the expert advice of a saleswoman, and she can, if she will, develop a critical attitude toward styles. She can, if she is interested—and every woman is— learn her most becoming colors and lines. She can learn to express her In dividual taste through her clothes. Many American women, of course, do express their own personalities through their clothes. Many others, however, although well dresied, suggest soldiers in uniform. They we too much alike. If one is wearing navy blue, all are wearing navy blue. That is not indi viduality. It is not even chic. For the truly smart woman will not only be well dressed and in faultless taste, but there will be something about her cos tume that sets it off from the mass. She will not look like hundreds of ! other well dressed women. Her clothes j will have a cachet, a distinction that rets them apart. There is only one way of acquiring such distinction and that is by study. But what more fascinating study is there than the study of oneself? (Copyright. 1933.) Prints Are Prominent In Diversity of Fabrics THIS is to be a season of diversity, and the greatest variety is se2n in fabrics. Everything seems to be in fashion, with the most liberal conception of texture ! combinations. It is a season where wcmen may pick and choose for them ; selves with the result that she who chocses wisely may bs very individual. Twills and ^urah silk f.re revived. Satin is high lighted, especially for the evening. Dotted swisses and point I d'esprits are back again, staunch sup ! porters of the resurrection of the styles 1 of the early years of the twentieth cen I tury. Organdy and Its bright and 1 shining sister, organza, are even now in Winter evening dresses. Prints are of vast importance. This ! will be one of the greatest print seasons I in the history of dress. Crepes, both smooth and rough of surface, chiffons, organdies, cottons, heavy twilled silks and woolens of many weaves, all are printed. * * * * ^JIRED effects will give a very high i light to dre£s that will be seen under Summer suns, and much satin will be featured for evening, with deli cate colors leading, especially those powder blue tones. Black and white combinations are strong in evening dress. White jackets are worn with black dresses, as in a new ensemble seen in good shops about town, consisting of a black taffeta dress , with white taffeta Jacket. Hemp linen coats, cut on swagger lines, will be worn with dark dresses, showing a new alliance. There is almost as much latitude in the choice of the lines of dress as in fabric. Coats are long and fitted, short and boxy, of finger-tip length or knee length and hugging the waistline, of the Eton jacket type, and many others. Shoulders are broad and sleeves are larger at the top; on this the best de signers agree. * * * * ^ECKLINES of evening dresses are higher and are twisted and draped to give the most flattering outline pos sible. Sometimes scarfs are used to still further cover the decolletage. Shirred ribbon is a new material for dresses. We see navy blue silk ribbon, shirred to give very much the appear ance of the new elastic fahrics, used to make an entire dress. A V-shaped in sert at the waist is of navy blue satin ribbon and continues into a draped sash, making the waistline adjustable, a very popular feature In many of the dresses of today. A collar and jabot, made of loops of the navy blue satin ribbon, trim the neckline. S. M. C. The drained land which once was the bed of the Zulder Zee, In the Nether lands is still so soft that it can be plowed only by the aid of caterpillar tractoia, mutton sleeves of the '90s, but many of the best dressed women seem to be deserting them for a simpler sleeve. Not that sleeve interest has vanished. On the contrary, there is still a great deal of clever detail to be noted, but more attention is piid to other features of the costume and, consequently, less to sleeves. I find that novelty fabrics of every kind are still in favor. Matelasse and cloque are important, and although there are hints that they will soon go out, I see little evidence of it thus far. For instance, the other afternoon I jotted down a description of a particu larly good-looking gown, of putty-col ored crepe, with yoke, inserts in the sleeve and wide belt of a matelasse in the same color. There was a small "pillbox" hat of the same fabric. The other accessories, gloves ?nd shoes, were In a rather dark shn.de of brown. » » T ^NOTHER striking fashion detail Is the continued acceptance of skirts and blouses for daytime wear. The same day I noticed several costumes built up In this way, with a crepe or satin blouse, and usually a wool skirt. One of these had a very severe blouse of white satin, with a high rolled col lar, tied at the front to form two long ends, with fitted sleeves flaring at the wrist. This blouse, by the way. was a tuck-in, and was worn with a skirt of dull black woolen. Another outstand ing costume was in black and green, the crepe blouse with high neckline and diagonal closing was in black, the slim fitted skirt In bright green woolen. The hat was a black turban with a jade ornament. Another distinguished costume, seen at tea, was of a rough crepe, crinkled lengthwise, in the new shade of dark blue. This was a suit with skirt and rather short jacket, worn with an or gandy blouse In pale greyish blue. It was worn with small tilted hat of dark blue straw, with a rosette of blue cire ribbon at the back, the whole hat de signed so that it showed a large part of the hair at the back. Now to glance for just a moment at a few of the more Interesting cocktail and dinner dresses that I have seen recently. White satin, I find, Is still Important, as also are the various nov elty weaves of crepes In white and off white shades. I saw a black and red cocktail frock the other evening. This dress Is a most striking model with an ankle-length black lace skirt and short Jacket. The sleeves of the frock—which show through the transparent Jacket are In a brilliant red. The frock, when I saw it, was worn by a somewhat exotic young person, with jet black hair and eyes and pale olive skin. The effect was startling and chic in the extreme. ♦ * * * A NOTHER dress, which makes use ■rvof the same color scheme, should prove popular, although as yet I have seen it only in salons. This one is in the new tailored mode, which is so much favored right now for evening. The gown is a dull black silk, but with It Is worn a red lacquered satin jacket, which sets off the gown and gives It ical distinction. An intriguing suggestion of the '90s is seen in the black lace and net gloves which a numbers of women are affecting since they were introduced at a recent opening. They are quite in keeping with a silhouette which features back fullness slightly reminiscent of the bustle. I noticed a frock of crisp black lace the other night. This has a ruffle at the hem, striped with very narrow mauve ribbon, which curves upward at the back to the waistline. It is very quaint and Victorian, particularly when worn with lace gloves as this was. Prom thsse few descriptions you will understand the diversity of the present mode, not only in evening costumes but in daytime dresses and suits as well. There has seldom been a time when the individual woman had greater op portunity to choose the type of cos tume suited to her own needs and tastes. * (Copyright 1083.) Early Spring Selections Show Narrower Skirts BY SIVESTRE DORIAN, Director of The Paris Fashion Service. The writers of the Paris Fashion Serv ice. who rotate as contributors to this reries of articles, are the following: Agnes-Drecoll. Bruyere. Cheruit, Haim. Lanvin. Louiseboulanger. Hubert. Paule Madoc. Martial et Armand. d'Ahetze. Lyolene. Patou. Molyneux. Le Monnier, Rose Valois. Rose Descat. Schiaparelll. Maggy Rouff. Marcel Rochas and Lucil* Paray. 4 PARIS, February 35. ALTHOUGH a great many of the smart Parisians still linger on the Riviera, there Is a sprink ling of well dressed women to be seen any day at distinguished hotels and tea rooms. Some of these are New Yorkers, on their way south; others are South Americans, members of the Parisian colony, just now re turning from visits to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero and spending a few days in assembling new wardrobes before the approaching Grande Salson. The South Americans, incidentally, are among the smartest women of Paris, some of them, like Mme. Martinez de Hoz, having es tablished world-wide reputations, not only for their inimitable chic, but for their exquisite beauty. I have spent several days running about from hotel to hotel at tea time or dinner, trying to gather some Interest ing data on the newest trends and styles, as they are being adopted by well dressed women. The collections were, of course, shown some weeks ago, but It is always Interesting to know Just what details and features have been taken up by the smart group which more or less sets a stamp of approval on couturiers' offerings. J. a. rf, 4i AMONG daytime costumes I have noted several Interesting points. Skirts, for instance, seem to me to be rather narrower and stralghter than they were early in the Winter. The waistline is slightly lower and there is often a tendency to Mousing. The neck line continues high—Indeed, there is often a standing collar. A new tendency, however, which I have observed is the increasing interest in the square neck line. I have seen only one or two of these thus far, but these indicate a new departure, I feel. Sleeves, which have, as you know, been attracting more than their share of attention for many months past, are inclined to be less dra matic. I still see the puffed and leg-o OBSCURE CANVAS CALLED A VERMEER Chicago Art Institute Gift Jumps in Value From Noth ing to $40,COO. Br the Associated Press. CHICAGO, March 4.—There's a chance of turning a gift Into a clear profit of perhaps $40,000 here, and it's going begging. It haa to do with a painting which, since 1911, has hung in an inconspicu ous place with hundreds of others in the galleries of the Chicago Art Insti tute. Until now the world has credited It with being the work of the Dutch artist, Jacob Octervelt, who lived from 1635 to 17C0. Then, L. Charles Wallach, the Eng lish critic, happened along and de clared it was from the brush cf the j master, Jchannes Vcrmeer of Delt, 1 teacher of Octervelt. Immediately the canvas Known as "The Musicians," began to rise in value, for, while an Octervelt is not to be dis dained, a Vermeer is a positive treas ure. None is included In the insti tute's collection. But least excited of all is Dr. Robert B. Harshe, director of the Institute. He's accustomed to such things and has turned down offers of $400,000 for a $25,000 canvas and $1,000,000 for a $53,000 v/ork. "You see, we're Interested In art for Its sake and not as a financial invest ment," he said today, and as an after thought added. "Perhaps the world would be better off if It had made money less of a goal" For the present •'The Musicians" will continue to carry its little brass tag Identifying it as a Octervelt. The marker will not be changed to Ver meer until all doubt as to its authen ticity has been removed, and that is up to the critics, Dr. Harshe said. MISS PERKINS USES DRAMA TO EXPEDITE HER CAUSES Graduate of Hull House and Former Asso ciate of Jane Addams, She's a Careful Student of Sociology. Special Dispatch to The S'ar. NEW YORK. March 4 (N.A.N.A.).— Frances Perkins, new Secretary of Labor and the first woman cabinet member, comes from Best on. Although for years a New Yorker, she has remained as much Boston as her worn brown traveling bag and the unchanging style of her tricorn hat— a type which she is reputed to have worn ever since she was 10-years old. She still has the farm of her for bears in Damariscotta, Me . and makes it a Summer home, when she is not giv ing up her vacation to studying unem ployment insurance in England or wag ing a presidential campaign at home. Her childhood was in Boston, her school years in Wcrchester and her col lege at Mount Holyoke. She was an only child until she was nine, when a sister was born, now Mrs. Frederick H. Harrington of Holden. Mass. Her father—a scholarly, earnest man of old-fashioned standards and deep humanness—was very close to her. A Lover of the Classics. Frederick W. Perkins had brought from Maine enough enterprise to pro vide well for his daughters, but he wag never a man chieflly interested in get ting on in the world. He knew and loved Greek literature and filled his daughter's early years with classical lore that may have much to do with the liquid clarity of her expression. Her calm, deep nature developed grad ually. in college she was ripe for work and the mark she made on her class mates at Mount Holyoke caused them to make her their permanent class presi dent. It was the class of 1902. Frances Perkins now at 50 comes to this apex ol her career. She was often the despair of the col lege faculty and the amazement of her friends. She neglected her courses to make a factory survey of the vicinity— her first Investigation. Flunking a course, she refused to repeat it, having discovered her bent elsewhere. She called herself Fanny in college, but her vital personality was rendered "Fan" or "Perk" by her classmates. She was executive of half the activities on the campus, from the Golf Club to the Y. W. C. A. In her junior year she bal anced the class budget by organizing a midmorning sale of brownies and sand wiches which, as the "junior lunch," has become a college tradition. "Social Righteousness." Her father's idea of education had not contemplated economics. But Frances Perkins blossomed with the eager, new era of the turn of the cen tury. "My generation had a passion for social rlgheousness in those days," she remarked recently. She taught a year In Chicago and read Jacob Rlls' book, "How the Other Half Lives." and Lincoln Steflens' dis turbing articles on "The Shame of the Cities." She met Jane Addams and then came a period at Hull House. Her passion deepened to make a better world. She did not tum to reckless muck raking. but instead back to the plod ding labor of the class room. She studied economics and sociology at Pennsylvania, at Chicago, at Columbia University. Jane Addams taught her to discrim inate between justice and sympathy. She taught her that to get anything done you have to dramatize it. But the capacity for dramatizing Frances Perkins always had in her. She was a great investigator and she has never got over it. Facts are her gcspel. She has always got the facts first, and by the painful process of cigging out the facts, situations focused so clearly in her own mind that she has never had much trouble making a situation or need clear to others. If there Is any moral in the rise of Frances Perkins it is in her Implicit reliance on facts. And the facts have never failed her. A Saving Sense of Humor. She saves words by spare speech, that comes straight to the point. She is always calm and has saving humor. She knows human nature like a book. She is noted as a great negotiator in groups and a great persuader before an audience. In negotiation her strategy is completely planned. It is a treat to hear her make a speech, melting away the prejudices of her audience, feeling their attitude m she goes along and making her vital points only after she has prepared the way. She often speaks without a shred ol paper, or with only a figure or two or a sheet of paper. She has what the psychologists call "total recall" In re markable degree. In preparing a speech, she employ* fancy along with the facts. She keep: a folder of funny stories with as much pains as she collects facts. Her dramatic quality comes to Its full In a speech. Her vital personality flows through her liquid brown eyes 1 In her face every muscle Is alive. People follow her eyes es she talks. Values Home and Friends. No one more values her time for her home and her friends. "I have had a happy personal life," i she says. ' I have had the friendship of a chivalrous and unselfish husband, who has lent a brilliant mind to some of my i knotty problems and let he have the , praise. I have had a good daughter, who has grown to girlhood without bv ir.g a troublesome child. I am grateful to the women who helped me bring up my child and take care of my home, for I am one of these old-fashioned women who believe that some one must look well into the ways of the household." She married Paul Wilson in 1910— a brilliant business man and statistician. Her home life lately has been lonely, fcr her husband. in broken health, is i in a horpi>.\ and her daughter Susan nah. now 18. has been at school in Connecticut. Retention of her maiden name was convenient to her and in the early days she felt it saved her husband some possibility of embarrassment, while he was in pcUtirs and she was agitating for causes vhich often proved irri tating to politicians. | She is feminine enough so that when she has a real tough problem to work out she likes belt to work it out over embroidery. She smocks and smocks while her mind wraps around the per plexity. She has an artist's love for painting end she enjoys exhibitions of furniture. (Copyright, 103:1. bv North American News paper Alliance. Inc.* OKLAHOMA CLOSES OIL FIELDS AGAIN Gov. Murray Orderi Second Shut : down Pending Enactment of New Law to Curb Output. j By the Associated Press. OKLAHOMA CITY, March 4.—For I the second time, Gov. William H. Mur ray today clamped a military shutdown on the van Oklahoma City oil field pending enactment of a new law by the Legislature to control proration of pe troleum production. Wells threatened by water encroachment were excepted. The executive order charged the Sin clair interests with opening their wells, ignoring the proration allowables and setting an example which other pro ducers have been quick to follow. With prorated production of 120.000 barrels of oil allowed the Sinclair com panies during March, the Governor charged the Sinclair companies have run 230,000 barrels of oil In the last three days and "are now running at the rate of 3,000 barrels an hour." His cousjn, Col. Cicero I. Murray. In charge of military proration enforce ment, called 50 additional Guardsmen ! to supplement a force of 100 which 1 were put to work early today. The Crescent Refining Co., one of the biggest crude buyers in the West Holdenvllle field, announced an 8-cent per-barrel price Increase In 42 gravity crude, effective at 7 a.m. Monday. The new price is 60 cents. Gov. Murray shut down all Okla homa wells in August, 1931, after crude oil Irom Midcontinent fields dropped as low as 10 cents a barrel. "POLICEMAN" ARRESTED Number on Badge Stumps Man Sus pected of Impersonating. Policeman Timothy Foley of New York City saw a man questioning cab drivers and displaying a policeman's shield. He did not lcok like a police man to Foley, who arrested him when he couldn't repeat the number on the police shie:d. The man, James Gray, is charged with impersonating a police man. The shield had been Issued to an officer now in prlion fcr extortion. WHERE TO DINE. THE BLUE LANTERN INN ANNAPOUS, MD. King George St.. Between Gates 8 and 8 of the Naval Academy. Phone 840. Special Holiday Dinner WHERE TO MOTOR AND DINE. 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Yesterday i explained the two minimum respenses from which th? opening bidder may make a choice when responding to a jump-rslfis. Any other response than thsse Is an encouragement cf a slam-try. Therefore, when you make any non minimum response you may be Jeopard a vnui game. True, your partner can always sign off by rebld ding your suit— but he may have good reason to ex pect a slam if your encouraging response stems to fit, his hand. Be sure not to de ceive him or cause him to build a skyscraper on a quick sand. Re member the nega tive Information you possess about P. Hal Slm«. 1. He did not make a takeout minimum cr forcing, In another suit. Dq not expect him to show up with an off-suit to give you discards. 2. He did not bid two or three no trumps; his hand presumably has at least one weak spot. Attributing to him only four trumps and one and one-half to two tricks, try to visualize probable holdings in his hand. Then try to count the losers in the two hands approximately. Your computation cannot be exact at this time; the off-suit or suits must fit for a rlam. and there will still be time to sign off if the next round of bidding develops unfavorably. At this stage, your main concern is not to encourage a slam—that is. make a response that is not a minimum—without a sound basis for it, taking into consideration the negative information you possess about your partner's hand. There Are Three Kinds of Encouraging Bids. 1. If ycu now nam? a cscond suit, it must bs nearly rolid at th* top, so that you can put it to work immediately and discard losers on it. The high cards in it must not be an esvsntial part of your opening bid—otherwise you will be bidding th?m twice over. To seme ex tent. weakness in the second suit may be compensated by additional primary tricks outside your two main tujts: tut I advise you to make <t a rule not to bid a second suit in this situation unless it is headsd by A K, A Q or K Q J Unlsss your hand contains at least two aces. I would not consider anything but a minimum response. A void suit would form the only exception to this con dition. Let us take some instances of hands on which you have made an opening bid of one spade, to which the response was three spades: Sp A K x * Dl. * Hts. K Q J X CI. A J X X I would provisionally read my part ner's high cards as a red ace and the king of clubf. Pour hearts would be my bid. If he now bids four spades. I pass; if he bids five diamonds, I will show my club holding with five no trumps. X do not v.ant to rebid the spades. My bidding so far has shown one trick over the minimum. It is up to my partner to pass five no trumps or bid six spades. With two aces and the king of clubs, he would bid six spades. With only the queen of clubs, he would probably pass five no trump unless his spades were headed by the queen. I assume of course, from his diamond bid that he held A Q x x or A K x x in that suit. With Sp. Q x x x Hts. A x x Di. A Q x x CI. K x x he should bid six no trumps over my four hearts—he wants to be declarer and have the lead come up to his hand. This bid would announce two aces, a high spade, and some additional sec ondary value, presumably in clubs. With the opening bidder's hand as given above I would pass the six no trumps— but if I held five spades to the A K and one less club, I would bid ssven spades, as then the risk of losing a spade trick through freakish adverse distribution In that suit would be remote. (Copyright. 1933.) Mr. Sims will answer all Inquiries on con tract that are addressed to this newspaper with self-addressed stamped envelope. Man Wht, Spent 12 Years in Cells Explains Malady in New Book. ! By the Associated Press NEW YORK. March 4.—It Is "not nearly so awful," says "ftn articulate prisoner," that a man may come out 1 of prison homeless, penniless, friend less and jobie-s as that he may come cut a victim of "priscn stupor." I Prison stupor, as defined by Victor F. Nelson in "Prison Days and Nights," published today, is a condition that CTlp- a man when he tries to forget the difficulties of his confinement by drift ing Into the dream world. He considers its effects "as enervat i ing and demoralizing as the effects cf i a habit-fcrminrc drug," and he asserts | "a!l men who have been in prison for a long time are victims in greater or j lesser degree of this disease." Spent It Years in Prison*. Nelson, his publishers say. has spent i 1212 of hi.- 34 years in various prisons, i being parcled lust Summer In custody of a psychiatrist. "The prisoner begins mentally land ! often physica'ly as well)." Nelson ; writes, "to shut his eyes whenever he gets a chance; he begins to project i himself into the remembrances cf some former life, or into some imagined future world in which his desires will be satisfied and life made pleasant. "The danger is that the dream world may beccme so satis;ying and vital to the pri?er.-'r that he will eventually slip over the edge, lose control, and spend all of his 'lim* in It." To this condition Nelson attributes manv of the readjustment difficulties met by the released convict. Needs Violent Stimulus. "He finds himrelJ cnswathcd in lay ers of numbness caused by malnutrition v.d prison s.upcr; he cannot feel any tlil>s except the most violent and excit ing emotions cr events or people," ths author de^res. "All of wrcch helps to explain why it is thc.t the average ex-convict, still in the clutch of prison stupor, seeks to pierce the enhedonic fog with a-tifleial stimulations, drugs, fiery liquors, pas sionate women, the noisy, glittrr.n? gayety cf night clubs and speakeasies." Unless some "meaning" is given to the convict's daily life. Nelson holds that "prison stupor can never be elim inated from the prison environment." "Intelligent penologists are aware of this," he says, "but they always have been hampered in their attempts to change the prison environment by the loud and unintelligent protests cf ig norant laymen who have not the faint est knowledge cf the complex factors involved in the problem of crime and punishment "