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Here Is bis water repertoire:
Back stroke, breast stroke, Ameri
can crawl, overarm side stroke, spiral
Master Coffey also holds the high
diving record for kids. His highest
dive was 28 feet "- -
The boy's time for the fifty is one
minute 39 seconds. He did this re
cently in the tank of the Los Angeles
Athletic club, where he is an honor
ary member, swimming the American
crawl for the entire distance. He
won a silver medal.
"I got ten medals now," said the
youngster, as he pulled himself out
of the tank. "I got two silver cups,
too, an' nine bathing suits besides.
An' I can count to a hundred if I
want, an' to a thousand, too if I
When he swam his fifty-yard race
against time, his daddy went out of
the plunge so that the diminutive
merman couldn't see him.
"He always does better when I
don't watch him," explained the fa
ther. Cameron Coffey does not require a
bathing suit He swims just as well
in all his clothes as he does in no
clothes at all.
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None now doubted that Gordon's
jumping eyes hypnotized the mob.
From a Current Serial. (Lookout for
eyes that jump!)
FADS AND FASHIONS
By Betty Brown
In all the "gingham checks" yel
low and brown, green and blue the
w t,erge tailored suits have sudden
v appeared in the shop windows. The
Norfolk suit with belt, cuffs and collar
piped with leather is the smartest of
the several smart styles in these gay
ly plaided frocks.
With the fichu-like collar may
come the elbow length sleeve. So far
Dame Fashion insists on the long,
closefitting sleeve, but there's a pre
diction that she may nip them at the
elbow before the next crop of styles is
Smocking was popular last spring,
but it has grown to be a veritable
craze. The little girl's dress that
isn't smocked looks odd and old-fashioned,
so universal is the use of the
Even when furs are packed in moth
balls the. chin-chin collar will still be
with us. Chin-chins in leather adorn
many of the new spring suits.
Little frills set smartly at the back
waistline of the bodice give a sugges
tion of a bustle and that's about all
one cares to carry in the way of a
They are here those close fitting,
perfectly plain bodices of the 1860 pe
riod. Some women wear 'em most
women prefer to talk about the
"quaint fashions," but wisely wear
GIRL MUST NOW DANCE
BY BETTY BROWN
They are still wearing dancing
frocks of chiffon and the filmy lace,
but the up-to-the-procession girl
dances in patent leather.
And it's a lovely iabric not even
a steenth cousin to the shiney stuff
with which we sometimes apparel our
feet It's as supple as velvet and it
has the dull luster of velvet.
"I use only the simplest lines in the
gowns I build of leather," so Lime.
Marguerite told me, and Mine. Mar
guerite is famous the world over for
her leather gowns. "The least frill
would make the leather gown sensa
tional and cheap."
" And to prove the effectiveness of
the simple line she showed me her
latest model, a stunning "creation"
of patent leather ornamented with
scrolls of copper colored leather. The
bodice was drawn in so snugly, and
the skirt flared oat in such billowv