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the question. Beauty as a reflection l
of character is a different thing.
There is a climax of intellectual de
velopment (possibly earlier than in
men), and I suppose, seriously, there
is no limit to the age when this may
occur." So I must ask you to figure
out the average of the purely physical
and the beauty reflected from a beau
tiful mind. Allen G. Newman."
I have figured this average out and
I believe i comes between 30 and 35.
But against me I have the votes of
two eminent creators of feminine
beauty James Montgomery Flagg,
who votes for 25, and Harrison Fish
er, who casts his ballot for 30, as
woman's loveliest age."
Mr. Flagg points his opinion with a
brilliant epigram. He writes:
"It seems to me quite obvious that
woman is most beautiful when she is
halt way between the bud and the
rose jar at perhaps 25 or there
abouts. James Montgomery Flagg."
But, take heart, woman of 30. Bal
zac put you on the map and Harrison
' Fisher will not desert you. This fa
mous illustrator votes for YOU. He
"I cast my ballot for the woman of
30, as I believe that the American
woman generally attains her hour of
greatest physical and mental beauty
at that age. The beauty of 18 is a
promise merely like the promise of
dawn. Dawn may turn out a fine
day or a great beauty. But the sun
has to rise before you can tell much
about it The sun of woman's beauty
crosses the meridian at about 30.
After that her beauty declines, al
though it may not set until 7 o'clock
say 40 or so. But in individual
women beauty may have a long, lin
gering twilight, more interesting and
charming than the full noon glare.
hurried city folks with kitchenettes,
satisfy themselves with eating meal
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LIKE
The coat of the dignified high
school senior, as well as the frock
of the toddling kindergartner, is
adorned with smocking this season
and the gathers are just as becoming
in coats as they are in little dresses.
Here's a charming model, designed
for high school wear and made of a
very light weight gaberdine, a fabric
that lends itself well to smocking. It's
straight-lined, loose and comfortable,
the full sleeves and the rolling collar
give it a picturesque air and empha
sizes its simplicity.
Some 2,200 men are on a strike at
the Bridgeport (Conn.) corset fac
tories. With the women folks this
may cut quite a figure.
St Paul is the modern Pied Piper.
That city has established free, movies
for the youngsters