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Vernon Parish Democrat. (Leesville, La.) 1917-193?, September 16, 1920, Image 7

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Shimmering Material Promises to
Replace Popular Taffeta.
Designer« Have Changed Favor In
Fabric—Quantities of Ribbon
Now Being Used.
In preparing their models for au
tumn designers have turned to sattn.
In fashions we are constantly witness
ing the rise and fall of favorites. The
reign of taffeta was a comparatively
long one for any fabric. Now it must
relinquish Its place in the spotlight to
soft, shimmering satin. Taffeta really
ran too swift a pace. If so much of lt %
had not been used we might have had
it with us for a still longer time. Even
its practicability could not save it.
»Very few taffetas are shown for early
Quantities of ribbon, especially
moires, are used on the satin dresses.
Dressmakers appear to have suddenly
turned their attention to moire ribbon
as a trimming. In most of these satin
frocks the Egyptian influence seen in
the more elaborate creations of early
■ spring is apparent Now It is modifled,
* taking the form of loose hanging pan
els and ribbon sashes placed about
the Ups in perfectly straight lines ; the
sash is not crumpled at all.
Belts consisting of two lengths of
moire ribbon finely plaited and joined
to either side of a narrow ribbon belt
frequently are placed about the waist
line, as such a belt would be too bulky
to tie about the hips. The preference,
however, is for the hip swathing gir
dle. Many of the black satin dresses
have girdles of the material lined with
Brocaded crepç de chines are much
in evidence. Crepe de chine, which
was so popular in Paris earlier in the
season, is only now being taken up to
any great extent by American women.
There are some perfectly charming
crepe de chine dresses, dark brown in
color, with large floral patterns brocad
ed in a shade even darker than the
background itself. These are made
with low waistline bodices crumpling
about the figure and hanging very loose
ly, almost In blouse form, and plain
Among the fashions displayed at the
recent Chicago style revue was this
one of navy georgette elaborately
beaded in crystal, with green, black
and silver satin girdle.
Coloi^Combination Strongly in Evi
dence In Paris, According to
Fashion Correspondent.
Royal blue and .black together are
much seen In Paris—black cloth,
tailor-mades, broadly stitched with
iroyal blue, blue and black check
made into cloak-coats, black satin and
lace embroidered in blue with a
thread of gold. Hats in blaçk are
trimmed with blue, or ail-blue Hflts are
worn with a black gown, notes a cor
respondent in the London Tlnjes. It
is a rich and glowing combination, and
suits dark and fair women alike.
Green is another favorite color this
year. A Jade green cloak over a black
«jvn and worn with a black hat is a
ppy scheme; and green straw hats
with black lace veils are successful
with a black, or black and white cos
tume. Green is amazingly popular for
evening wear, although it Is not wide
ly becoming, and In most cases neces
sitates makeup. At the opera green
dresses have been Very frequent
Strong colors have momentarily
driven pale shades into hiding, and
womeu are wearing daring clothes
both at afternoon and evening parties.
Vivid hats with dark costumes con
tinue to please, but the dark hats, all
black, or black and brown, or brown
and black, maintain their unquestioned
style. The regrettable fashion of
wearing aigrettes and paradise
plumes is being criticized in Paris as
well as in England, and It is hoped
that the leading milliners will make a
point of suppressing them as trim
mings. Flowers and fruit are more in
favor than ever; a big hat with a
This is a plaid and velours velvet
suit for fall wear for the ten-year-old
girl. The plaited skirt and sleeves of
velours; bodice, sash and cuffs of
black velvet, all combine to make this
model most attractive.
skirt gathered at the bottom in harem
effects. Ribbon panels falling from
the neckline and caught under at the
waist frequently are used.
Ever so many of the black satin
dresses of the more dressy type have
these Egyptian panels made of wide
ribbon and ornamented at low waist
lines with jet ornaments. Long jet
necklaces are sold as part of the dress
to complete the costume.
(By United States Public Health Service.)
Careless spitting spreads the disease.
Sick persons should burn their spit.
Fresh air is as necessary to health
as pure and nourishing food.
People should not sleep in over
crowded rooms, nor with closed win
Homes and workshops must be clean
and thoroughly ventilated. Dirt and
impure air are the allies of tubercu
Always cover your mouth and nose
with a handkerchief when you coufh
or sneeze and insist on others doing
the same.
Though no one should ever sleep
with a consumptive, a careful con
sumptive Is not dangerous to those
with whom he lives and works.
Persons with colds or coughs of
long standing or persons 'tfho are los
ing In weight or strength should con
sult a doctor or go to a dispensary or
clinic. It is dangerous to wait.
The large majority of people proba
bly have had tuberculosis in their sys
tem, but they do not become sick with
it because they take good care of their
general health and strength.
Frock for Child.
An Interesting frock for a child la
shown In natural pongee, trimmed with
henna raffia combined with wool em
broidery. A bouffant hip line is ob
tained by means of pockets which
reach the bottom of the skirt.
wreath of flowers and fruit, a toque
with grapes or cherries falling over
each ear, large hats with a brim or
crown made entirely of flowers, or
small flower toques—all these are to
be seen. Ribbon also remains popular.
Colors Promise to Prevail in Fall
Footwear; High and Low Styles
Evenly Divided.
Black and two or three shades of
brown will be the favored leather col
ors for fall fashionable shoes, with
popularity honors about evenly divided
betwen boots and low footwear, says
the Dry Goods Economist.
Footgear of moderately conserva
tive lines is expected to be strongly
favored for various reasons. One of
the most important ones is the insist
ent demand of the public for shoes
o£ the same high quality to which peo
ple have grown accustomed,' at lower
Fall styles for shoes indicate a de
cided tendency for lower heels. Mili
tary and Cuban heels, with a fait
percentage of Baby Louis heels, will
be the popular merchandise for gen
eral wear. Full Louis heels will be
In little demand, except for formal
dress shoes.
A Striking Negligee.
A striking two-piece negligee re
cently displayed has ankle length
trousers of black satin banded in
bright yellow satin and embroidered
In yellow butterflies, and a loose coat
of coolie type extending just to the
hips. It IS made of black banded In
yellow. > *
—K— üm —
"What," asked the lawyer of the ex
pert witness, "leads you to conclude
that the defendant in this case Is cra
."Well, for one thing," replied the éx
pert, "he's. a golf plnyer and talks
nothing but golf."
"Hold on," interrupted the judge,
"I'm going to have that answer strick'
en out. I play golf myself."
Defending the Absent.
"I understand, my dear, your hus
band is very stingy with his needy
"That's not true, ma. He's that
generous he would give them the
clothes off his back, for when I asked
him where his overcoat was so I
could put It away, he said his uncle
had it"
An Easy Mark.
The new typist has quite an all
about her."
"She feels that stenography is but
a stepping stone to greater things."
"That may prove true in her case,
The junior member of the firm is sin
gle, stout susceptible and baldhead
Admirer: Congratulations on your
success, Mr. Hamfat! I understand
that'tome of the audience threw
money on the stage.
Hamfat: Aw! But that wasn't all
meh good friend. Some even show
ered eaas.
Life ever discloses
Some check to our thanks;
We get thorns with roses
And splinters with planks.
Getting Approximate Figures.
"How many genuine dark horses
can there be in a presidential cam
"I don't know," replied Senator Sor
ghum, absent-mindedly. "What's the
adult male population of the United
Mrs. Sharpe—I'm going to give mu
sic lessons, William.
Mr. Sharpe—I think you'll have to.
I'm afraid no one will pay for them.
Succession of Events.
"Terrible Teddy gave out In the fifth
round with Powerful Pete."
"What happened then?" '
"He gave in."
A Common Chlrography.
"The man who wrote this letter was
or is a telegrapher."
"How on earth could you tell that?"
"Don't you see it is full of dots and
A Revelation.
"No matter when you see Miss Bue
lah, she Is always smiling. She must
have a charming disposition."
"No, my friend ; her disposition Is
not fine, but her teeth are."
His Way.
"That orator can drnw tears by the
skillful way he works on people's feel
"Result of practice. He's a dentist"
His Use.
"A play I saw lately had a star
rooster in the cast."
"Perhaps he was engaged to spur
the human actors on."
Prime Necessity.
"What Is the first thing to do when
you want to give a good blow out?"
''Raise the wind."
The Trouble Maker.
"Do you have much trouble when
you are saying your lessons in school,
"Yes, sir."
"What seems to trouble you most?"
"The teacher, sir!"
But Not So.
"Yon can't always judge persons by
their names."
"For instance, one would think from
the name that a grass widow was
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Exact Copy of Wrapper.
Special Care of Baby.
That Baby should have a bed of its own all are agreed. Tet It
is more reasonable for aa infant to sleep with grown-ups than to use
a man's medicine in an attempt to regulate the delicate organ-ism of
that same infant. Either practice is to be shunned. Neither would
be tolerated by specialists in children's diseases. •
Your Physician will tell you that Baby's medicine must be
prepared with even greater care than Baby's food.
A Baby's stomach when in good health is too often disarranged
by improper food. Could you for a moment, then, think of giving
to your ailing child anything but a medicine especially prepared
for Infants and Children ? Don't be deceived.
Make a mental note of this:—It is important, Mothers, that
you should remember that to function well, the digestive organs of
your Baby must receive special care. No Baby is so abnormal that
the desired results may be had from the use of medicines primarily
prepared for grown-ups.
Bears the Signature of
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Worthless people are always the
more amusing.
Freshen a Heavy Skin
With the antiseptic, fascinating Cutl
curt Talcum Powder, an exquisitely
scented convenient, economical face,
skin, baby and dusting powder and
perfume. Benders other perfumes su
perfluous. One of the Cuticura Toilet
Trio (Soap. Ointment, Talcum).—Adv.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief In
99 OUT OF 100
Need Vacher-Balm at Times.
Nothing better for summer colds,
hurts or Itching. Keep It handy.
Agents wanted where we have none.
E. W. Vacher, Inc., New Orleans,
No Laughing Matter.
"I admire the man who laughs at
danger, don't you?" "No, I think he
has a mighty poor sense of humor."
Make Lemon Lotion to Double Beauty
of Your Skin.
Squeeze the juice of two lemons Into
a bottle containing three ounces of
Orchard White which can be had at
any drug store, shake well and you
have a quarter pint of harmless and
delightful lemon bleach for few cents.
Massage this sweetly fragrant lotion
Into the face, neck, arras and hands
each day, then shortly note the beauty
of your skin.
Famous stage beauties use lemon
juice to bleach and bring that soft,
clear, rosy-white complexion. Lemons
have always been used as a freckle,
sunburn and tan remover. Make this
up and try It.—Adv.
The Financial Cootie.
The unsettlement of foreign ex
change has bred a considerable con
tempt for foreign currency in tlje
minds of certain Americans. The
American father of one Yank who
had stayed In France to "clean things
up" had established n generous line of
credit for him. Friend Son began to
hit things up rather hard, and In con
sequence the father received a cable
gram reading: "Your son's account
already overdrawn 100,000."
To which he cabled back to the
bankers :
"If you mean dollars, send him
home; If you mean pounds tell him to
be careful ; if you mean those funny
little things let him have all he
wants."—American Legion Weekly.
Too Early.
Friend wife was coming in on the
4 a. m. train and, of course, my alarm
clock failed to register. It was exact
ly four when I woke up and, dashing
out to the garage, started the engine.
Still half asleep, I threw the clutch
into reverse instead of first speed and
whirled through the back door and
part of my neighbor's yard, bringing
up with a bang almost in the middle
of the sleeping tent where my neigh
bor's family spent their nights. My
wife certainly found a warm reception
when she reached home. The whole
neighborhood was out to welcome her
following the riot.—Chicago Tribune.
Representing Them.
"Is Congressman Flubdub patri
"No, patriotism Isn't the thing In
his district."
Good health is the foundation of
If a man is bound to kick, give him
Tommy Was Naturally Fearful as to
the Consequences of Any More
A very junior officer was trying his
first case.
"Seven days confinement to camp,"
he snapped.
"Beg pardon, sir," whispered the
company sergeant-major. "You must
n't give a sentence like that. You—"
"All right, then, fourteen days," re
torted the sub.
"But, sir," pleaded the sergeant-ma
jor, "it's not—"
" 'Arf a mo', major," interposed the
Tommy. "Don't check 'im again or
'e'll give me twenty-one. 'E ain't a
horfficer—'e's a hauctioneer !"—Lon
don Tit-Bits.
Problem to Come.
Little Harry, the pride of a Brook
lyn household, was one morning en
gaged in a wriggling and twisting
seVies of maneuvers to get his arms
through the sleeve of an undershirt
and then get It over his head. After
a number of vain attempts he called
upon his mother for assistance, re
marking :
"Mother, when I get to be an angel
and have wings how in the world am
I ever to get my shirt on4"
A divorce court Isn't always a part
ing injunction.
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instead of coffee during
the past year are sure to be
ahead in purse and are Quite
apt to be ahead in health.
Fair price, uniformly
pleasing flavor and gen
eral table satisfaction ke<
Postum in first place wi
many a family.
There's a Reason
Made ty
Postum Cereal Company Inc.
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Negro Soldier's Amusing Explanation
as to How It Was He dot
His Wound.
A medical corps officer chanced upon
a negro acquaintance of civil life on«
day InJTrance.
"How do you like the army, Mose?"
he asked.
"'S'all right so far, cap'n," replied
the negro, "but Ah don' know how I'm
goin' to like It when dem Germans
shoots at me."
"Don't worry about that," replied the
officer. "All you have to do is zig
zag." And he demonstrated.
The next time the two met, the ne
gro was in a hospital.
"What's the matter with you, Mose?"
asked the officer.
'I ain't sure, cap'n, but Ah think I
must have been ziggln' 'bout de tlm«
Ah oughta been zaggln'."—American
Legion Weekly.
Uniform Berries.
"What nice large strawberries P*
said the lady in<the market.
"Yes, ma'am; aren't they T>eauties?"
replied the man with the near -whit*
"How do you sell them?"
"Fifty cents a quart, ma'am."
"And are they just the same at the
bottom of the basket as on the top?"
"Oh, yes, ma'am ; fifty - cents a
quart, Just the same."

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