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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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1 It's made in the becoming long
waisted style, and there's almost as
much of a flare to the skirt bottom
as there is to thkirt of "mother's"
new gown. The frocB redesigned by
Mme. Emma Becker of the Fashion
Art League of America, famous as a
creator of children's fashions. Light
blue chambray is used and it is braid
ed with white rat-tail cord. Serge or
delaine or flannel makes up very well
in this design.
New York, Aug. 17. The mobili
zation of mercy! The women s pre-
Don't crowd the living room table
with books just a few choice ones.
Keep the canary in a moderately
small cage if you desire it to sing.
Clean paint brushes by washing
them in hot soda water and soft soap.
Air the beds every day. Few peo
ple realize the amount of effete mat
ter thrown off through the skin by
paredness for war! Ten million Amer
ican woman organized so efficiently
for relief work in a military crisis that
by merely touching a key in New
York, machinery for supplying sol
diers' kits, red cross garments, hos
pitals and nurses would be set swift
ly in operation throughout the United
That is the vast plan now being
worked out by a unique group of so
ciety leaders of the east, under the
leadership of Mrs. William Alexan
der of New York, and with the co
operation of scores of women like
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Jr., Mrs. Jay
Gould, Mrs. William Rockefeller and
Princess Pierre Troubetzkoy and Mrs.
Franklin D. Peyton.
The tremendous scheme of the
Special Relief society is to keep all
the women as effectively prepared for
their share in the war as the army is
prepared for its work. While Presi
dent Wilson (is silently studying out
the questions of military prepared
ness these women are perfecting their
- organization fo rthe mobilizations of
mercy which must co-operate with
the purely military branch in war
The plan for this organization,
mapped out by Mr. Alexander, is to
interest all the women's clubs, sew
fegj3ocieties, -committees, etc., in the
work all over the country. Every club
will be asked to send in its pledge of
the work it can best do, of the
amount of work that can be expected
of it, and of the time it will take to
deliver the product.
In the main office of the society on
5th av. lists of these clubs will be
kept, carefully indexed. Addressing
the women of America, Mrs. Alexan
der says:
"We have sample kits for the regu
lar and volunteer soldiers of the
United States, and we should like to
give you details for the making of
these kits. We note with concern
the general condition of unprepared
ness in the United States and we feel
that the women of America should be
doing their part in preparing for an
emex-gency. We are therefore en
deavoring to enlist the names of the
women's organizations in the cam
paign for an adequate national de
fense. If our idea of preparedness
meets with your approval, kindly send
the name of your organization to the
Special Relief society, 597 5th av.,
New York City."
As the lists of these names are ac
pumulated, instructions will be sent
out to the volunteers. The sewing cir
cles will be told how best to buy their
material, what work they might best
undertake. The volunteer nurses will
be told how to prepare .for hospital
Should- war -break out, Mrs. Alx

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