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The Sunday telegram. [volume] (Clarksburg, W. Va.) 1914-1927, March 07, 1915, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 25

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It's a long way to Tipperary, but
distance never would keep the women
from going there; no, nor men
either if-it were fashionable to go.
Fashion is one of the greatest impelling
forces in human nature. It
makes men enlist in the army and
turns women into nurses. It makes
men wear short overcoats in cold
high collars when it is hot.
So it is with hair. If it is fashionable
for women to wear hair
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piled on top of their heads With a
lot of false hair to make It look
. like a .wonderful crown of glory,
so will It he worn. JuBt now It is
becoming to wear hair bobbed:like
girls used to wear their locks when
just turning six. or like old^r girls
wore it a/ter an attack of t&phpld.
How such a fashion ever started
the world does not Know. It is.
known, however, that hot so very
long ago women in the fashion centers
appeared with their bair bobbed.
Those who didn't bob it
learned a cute little trick of turning
the hair up so that to a casual
observer it would give the appearance
of being bobbed. There are
many claimants for the honor of
heing first to wear bobbed hair.
I Friends of Mrs. Vernon Castle said
she started the fashion because ^her
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first honors to Miss Alice Martin
who bobbed her hair two years ago
to enable her to dance with greater
There is some connection between
hair bobbing and dancing because
it is the women who dance a great
deal who first took up the custom.
The stage dancers were the quickto-adopt
it as they usually rhfl
to extremes first. Many a. stage girl,
cut off; her long locks of hair which
it had taken more than a decade ,to
grow to great length and beauty
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ov ouu vuuiu appeal iui iuu lumuic
in the glory of shorn hair. When
the fashion comes for "long hair
and lots of it again she can buy
f^lBe hair and pile it on her head
in tlic place of the glory which is
hers no more.
To go back to Alice Martin, there
are pictures of her in New York
studios taken two years. ago showing
that her hair hung loose around
her neck but no farther. Her ears
peeped through the locks and beliola
she was bobbed. Certain of
her admirers saw her hair was
beautiful and also cut their hair
short. The idea spread. Whether
it originated with Miss Martin or
with some one else matters not.
rThe point is that as one daring,
woman set the pace; others followed
her example. The ones to follow
Si flrM ?Sore
v" ^ ' * ':' vage
than the pace setter because
.the pace setter has no reputation
to sustain or. lose.. So locks were
shorn here and there and everywhere.
There are thousands of women
who will not have their hair bobbed,
but the fashion forecasters say 1t
is the certain style for . the early
spring whirl in American society
and the debutante* who does not
have her hair bobbed by spring will
certainly use the shears before
next autumn. After the first leaders
fall in line the others copy
them. Those who did not dare to
cut their locks at first will not dare
leave them on. If they do they will
look old-fashioned just as the woman
who refused to. wear a tight
skirt without a petticoat looked
old-fashioned last summer.
nrumviT imr TO TU A IT
Originality Is a trait most human
beings lack. Only occasionally
can a man be found who is really
original ancl who will do as he
pleases. Men think they' are less
slaves of fashion than women but
it is an idle thought. A man will
no more think of following his own
inclinations' than a woman. Now
iihd then there are men who dress
?Wish. but they are considered eccentric.
Eccentric women arc
found too. There is Dr. Mary
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! Walker, for example/who hid ..con- "]
srreSR nflrrnit V?Ar'. tA WAor IpAimorn -
anddress "otherwise as a mail.
The cowboy thinks he is independent
when he comes'to the city.
He wears his white hat and a
handkerchief around his neck to
show he does not believe in fashion,
but that is only his way of . sticking
to the. fashions. The cowboy! out
on the ranch has a distinct fashion
of his own. When he has been in
the city for a while he usually dops
the clothes of the people of the city.
Whfen the man from town goes out
on the ranch he wears the ranchers
clothes although it may take him
several months to throw his derby
hat away.
When we are in.Rome we do as
the Romans do and-when we are in
we do as the
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manner or dressing their
. hair.for dancing. The hair is parted.
in the center and partly dropped
over, the brow and the ears and
- coiled. above a high comb at the
head's crown. At Palm Beach this
winter fashions were forecast showing
that delicate hues would be
worn next summer at the resorts.
The dancing, frocks remind one of
daffodils and hyacinths.
The originality of style depends
on the color scheme since the design
is simple as possible for that
type of a frock. The daffodil frock
uses a foundation slip of daffodil
yellow satin, Over that is a scallop
edged Nile green tulle or net
overdress so full pleated that it
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separates that tunic from a sieveless
bodice in green with a broad
sash of matching tulle, ending in a
bow at the back of the waist.
Then there is the snowdrop frock
which has just shown up at Palm
Beach and which is forecast for the
summer. It is lightly 'garnished
with small roses. But it is a white
{rock. Its foundation is of satin of
so faint a tinge that the rose, color
is barely perceptible. The tone is
made additionally pale by a white
_ tulle Qyerdresp jcaught jjb at. intervals
"with short garlands of roses.
Ah-extra long train of roses, confining
the draperies of the sleeveless
tulle bodice at one side of the
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MISS Alice Martin, who
bobbed her hair two
years ago so it would riot
be in her way when she
waist, wanders backward over the
hips wltli sleeves and a yoke, and
topped by a flower trimmed hat,
this frock in a deeDer shade of nink
"will also be appropriate 'for the
spring bridesmaids.
The hyacinth gown, which has
made "its debut at Palm Beach is
peculiarly.alluring. It-is of cloudi.lieitj
gauze. The pale blue .satin of
the, foundation is aubdued by a tier
of two very deep flounces of lavendS
There are tio sleeves, but attachei
to each shoulder -and floating lo\
over the back is a pink tulle scarJ
The sweetpea gown is much Ilk
the hyacinth gown with slightly dif
ferent tones.
Will women wear these things
Jpst watch. Will they bob thei
hair? They have already bobbed :i
and more will do it.
woaeeai will follow
leaders as usual.
But is it possible to compare mai
to a sheep? Is it possible to com
pare woman to a sheep? Let u.
consider the sheep. No one eve
saw a sheep leave the main pati
and dance a jig all by himsell
There are men who get away b:
themselves and do original thing
so we are a little higher than th
sheep, but the great mass of us ar<
followers of the flock. The big bel
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the trail. The big pace-maker i:
unafraid.^ He is daring. The nex
most daring sheep follow the pace
maker and the-rest go right in hi;
footsteps with, resignation.
So it is with fashion. Some year;
ago it was the fashion to have ex
pensive art in the" homes. But th
Joneses put all their art in the at
tic and .so
fashionable to "have upholsterei
furniture, but the Joneses sent their
to the second hand dealer and s<
did We. The Joneses bought mission
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furniture and. we did likewise. AVe
had ours done in fumed oak just
like the Joneses and \ when the
Joneses decided theywanted bird'seye
maple finish we had to have it,
too. In Germany the Kai^pr turns uu
the ends of his mustache and so do
his admirers: The"sheep have pacemakers,
so do we.
Not so many? years ago we sold
our andirons and brass door'knookn%*o
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vio iUA, uiu^iiuu ut'uaiibt; Joneses
did. Now they are patting back
the andirons and old-fashioned
fire places and so are we.
This is an age of revivals of many
quaint and picturesque details of
living and furnishing, which .have
beeu cro wded out before the march
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tl knockers .were placed upon thi
v doors of bedrooms or studies if tin
:. doors were kept closed much of tb<
e time. The use of the knocker be
gan visibly to wane with, the lnven
tlon of the bell to be rung in th<
? kitchen or the servants' .hall bj
r pulling a.knob at the front door
t and the knocker's fate was sealec
with the lntrpductlon of the electrl*
bell, rung by the mere pressing o:
a button.
The presence of a knocker at th<
outer door of a house does not, how
~ ever, preclude the button of ai
electric bell conveniently near; th<
' replacing of. the knocker might b<
regarded as a. concession to the in'
creasing interest in what is old
y fashioned and picturesque, giving t
certain "atmosphere," just as w<
value the fireplace with its opei
2 hearth/ though we depend for pro
tectlon from chill blasts unnn th<
' hpt* air furnace or the steam or hoi
t water radiator.
For use upon the inner doors o
s a house, however, the quaint little
knocker fulfills a function of ifc
5 own, and is winning steadily ir
popularity. The makers of sucl
e wares have searched the world foi
examples to serve as patterns foi
s reproduction, and oofl, may~cho'Q5<
1 at moderate cost a knocker of Eng
s Hflti, SedteH> German or early Amerij
3 can pattern.
So extensive is the rangq o
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^r^i^SSwte^?1 $ Z*' ' & ? "' v ?It.^viv-\vAtsgfe?
. -- ..",%>: j5?.v.'V rj'i* ":;": .-.-y > ' .choice
possible ? that the knocker
selected may be of a pattern-highly
i dignified' and architecturally , correct,
or else^one may choose something
frankly grotesque and; freak>
ish. Sometimes the choice may-be
of; still another character and the
knocker be reminiscent. of some
historic character or some famous
building, a bust of Shakespeare, a
statue of Chaucer or the Old Curiosity;
Shop or the -Tower of London.
In a certain American country
home "Where great care has been
taken to maintain, the exact fitness
of things, the choice of many knock-.
3 Upon the door of a study there Is -V
a brass knocker In the form Of &
student poring over an open book. -IS
5 while upon the bedroom floors there
are knockers after the style of the
, Renaissance*, of the Tudor period or
1 In the Adam or Georgian style,
* which in America is called "cb~
{ 1 onlal," In agreement with the manner
in which the bedrooms them- 4
, selves are furnished.
i adorns tho door of the nursery, ]
; while that opening into the room
? occupied by tho two young sons of ?
the family boasts a knocker in the j?
form of an imp or a gargoyle, such
t as may have been placed upon a 1
3 1 mediaeval Gothic cathedral. As
knockers are now made lh designs
3 of seals of many colleges and uni- j||
t versifies, the rooms of the older
sons, in Harvard dormitories, beaT
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