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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1913, Image 13

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- ,SXouis, Mo., Sept. 4. "I wear but three garments," says Mrs. Lillian
Stuart. "They are a waist, a skirt and a union suit."
It isn't betraying any confidence to tell it, because Mrs. Stuart herself
blurted it right out in public the other day at the school hygiene congress'
in Buffalo. She is proud of her simple cos
tume, and wants all women to adopt' it.
She is president and founder of the
Stuart School of frress Education. She went
to the Buffalo congress as Mayor Kiel's per
sonal representative and as' a delegate from
the Missouri branch of the Congress of
The other delegates gasped when Mrs.
Stuart appeared before them in her three
garment suit, supplemented by a loose cord
about the waist and a pair of sandals.
And stockings, of course. They're not
garments, but only accessories. And, speak
ing of stockings, Mrs. Stuart has this to say:
"Right and left stockings are just as es
sential as right and left shoes. Every night,
if necessary, hang the right stocking on the
rigfit bedpost and the left on on the left bed
- post; but, however you do it, use right and
left stockings, and don't get them mixed.
"As for shoes, feet that are cramped and
distorted will make a woman age faster than
anything else. The high heels throw the
body out of poise and cause nervousness.
The pointed toes, wherein there is scarcely
room for two toes, throw the bones out of
their natural order, impede the circulation
and bring on nervous disorders.
"Off with the heels, and spread the toes
out! Big feet are no disgrace; small feet
bring on break-downs,"
Mrs. Stuart also has definite notions re
garding those other "instruments of tor
ture," corsets and collars.
"With nearly every corset worn," she declares, "the "woman carries
approximately three and a half pounds of steel. Her body is girded with
arm'or which clasps ier ribs and draws them in tight There is no room
for expansion. , ' a
"Clothing should hot only serve the body, but should give the soul room
to'develob'iand"befreer No soul can be free if its waistline is eight inches
too small its feet pinched and its neck restrained by a collar that would fit
a?giraffein evening dress."
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Mrs. Lillian Stuart,
London publisher announces that
he?is to issue a'book by Evelyn Thaw
makine Dublicher full -life. There
."WouldrBe alpiece of literature that J
even the express companies w)uld
gag on handling and it couldn't pos
sibly get by our new postmaster gen
eral, could it?. ' "J,

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