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THE TIMES: FEBRUARY 1, 1918
13 DAILY AT HKS S v 11 A rl It H'.A . . 7 X FA A1 ?A m. T Ca Ul H s ti A fi 1 il & NEWS OF CLUBS SOCIAL EVENTS FASHIONS 1 PERSONAL NOTES 1 ro nv miss M n , SHOPPER'S GUIDE i fe --- - uuuintvruu is w SrtlllyKJir Diary of a Fashion Model By GRACE TKORNCLIFFE She Learns That Gowns Made of Rich Materials Require Little or No Trimming. Marianne lifted her straight brows with quiet surprise when she saw the dinner frock designed for Miss Cle ment. "I never dreamed it would turn out so well," she said, holding it out at arm's length before slipping it on. "When Madame described it to me it didn't sound half so good as it looks." A Black Chiffon Velvet Dinner Gown of Simple Lines. Miss Clement is wearing mournin so the frock had to be all black and very simple in line. Madame decid ed to make it of chiffon velvet, choos ing the softest quality to be had. In designing the frock she made the bodice perfectly plain with cap sleeves of the kimono type. The edge of the square neckline, which is modestly high, and the sleeves are finished with a velvet cording. Now, when Madame had shown me the sketch she had said: "Miss Clem ent's figure is well molded, so her frocks need no elaborate trimmings to conceal the defects of nature." -And when I had fastened the frock on Marianne it " closes down the back with velvet-covered, bullet but tons, placed very close together she immediately recognized and appre ciated the perfect Jine of the gown. "Nothing can compare with a sim ple frock of this type. Why, I look more 'dressed up' in it than I did in that chiffon evening gown of Mrs. Hollingsworth's that's all fussed up with frills and furbelows. And I didn't think it was going to be a bit smart. Did you ever see a prettier skirt?" I took particular note of the skirt. It was neither narrow nor full just right. The fullness about the waist was arranged in such a manner that it didn t even give a suggestion of l unchiness. The deep folds hung in straight, graceful lines to the hem. which was faced with flannel to give it weight so the skirt wouldn't flare about the ankles. The waistline was a trifle above nor mal, and the skirt was noticeably longer. A girdle embroidered in black silk effectively finished the waistline. Just as Marianne was about-to take the gown off Madame joined us. "I just wanted to see whether we had made a mistake in using this kind of girdle instead of a sash with long, embroidered ends. Turn around, Marianne, and let me see the effect from the back. "No, there is no fault to be found with it. We'll let the frock be just as it is." Then Madame rushed away to an swer the summons of Julie, who said: "Mrs. Davidson wants to see you, and she is in a great hurry." Marianne and I carefully packed Miss Clement's frock, then went up stairs to have tea with Marcelle and Shirley. NATIONAL SECY WILL SPEAK TO TRAVELERS' AID Meeting to Be Held In Sun Parlor of Hotel Tonight RED CROSS ROOMS WILL OPEN MONDAYS Equal Franchise League Gives Reception for State President Orin C. Baker is to be the speaker at the meeting of the Travelers' Aid Society which is to toe held in the sun parlor of The Stratfield this evening and it is hoped that there will toe a very large attendance. Mr. Baker is secretary of the 'National Travelers' Aid Society of New York city and has been traveling around to the various camps and cantonments east of the Mississippi. He is to talk tonight on the conditions in these camps as he found them and- of the work that the Travelers' Aid has done and is doing. Colonel Elmer H. Havens is the pres ident of the Bridgeport Travelers' Aid Society and will preside at the meet ing this evening. The Bridgeport so ciety has not been established for a great length of time, but it has ac complished much as the reports to be heard this evening will clearly show. Semi-tailored Hat That Is Very Stylish J ' ' 'J ' P! Photo by We ern Newspaper union afflBflmui!ljtl.;illll.llT,lt.i.llbuain personals I Reliable Redoes 1 i ii in , i i. Mrs. Katherine L. Sabin who has been secretary and a most active worker for the Bridgeport Travelers' Aid Society, has been ordered to Spar- , tansburg, where she will work in the i interests of the Natiqnal society. Mrs. i Sabin has made many friends while in the city and they will be all inter- ested to know -that this advancement has come to her. I This stylish semitailored hat has a narrow rolling brim faced with French blue satin, and is topped by a tall draped gown and a huge pompon of black satin Mrs. Frederick Wesson will enter tain the members of the Friday Evening Book club tonight at her home on Capitol avenue. Among those from this city who lunched yesterday at the Norwalk Country club were T. Earle Bartram, J. E. Bartram, Ensign AV. Gerald Bryant, Ensign Dewey, H. B. Stod dard and J. A. Rusling, Jr. Announcement from the Bridgeport Chapter of the Red Cross is to the effect that the rooms in the Warner Institute where a goodly share of the work is done are tn he rmr irt ! future on Mon'davs. Tt wna tfimio-ht that it was necessary for the Bridge port Cha,pter to conform to the reg ulations for coal conservation on "Beatless Mondays," but the work done for the soldiers is more impor tant and so the rooms will be open for the workers. Smart Millinery V:: QIARMIXG POKE A charming poke of natural leghorn, for example, was faced with rose fitted well down at the back, with a little band under the chin to snap into a rose taffeta ribbon bow at the left side. A nodding spray of hops and baby rose buds was draped on top. FLOWERED CROWtf Another poke with yellow flowered ribbon crown, and black straw brim, had flowered ribbon coming from under large rosettes at sides of crown, and bowed low at back of neck with long hanging ends. HIGH CROWNED SAILOR A high crowned sailor with burnt biscuit brim, was made of natural pongee, the edge bound with black silk braid, and three box-pleatings of the braid around the crown. An extreme hat was of natural colored lace straw brim with crown of lapping rose petals. A CONVERTIBLE HAT A sailor with yellow susans forming the crown, had a scalloped brim of linen snapped on under an embroidered yellow coin dot in each scallop; this brim could be removed, and laundered, meanwhile substituted with a brim with white dots. Matching parasols of linen embroidered in dots were seen with these hats. COUNTRY MUST GET READY T FACE HARDSH Mrs. Ernest Thompson Set- on Tells What Should Be Spirit of Women. N BLACK SATIN AND MALINE Black satin and black maline hats for immediate wear are shown, the satin trimmed with chous of the material, pleated fans on brim edges or smart bows and malines shirred quite simply. The satin shapes all tend to the small hats and are generally self-trimmed, while the malines are large sailors and cloches generally. BULKY BRIMS A characteristic of many of the hats, not only in this Importation but in others, is the bulkiness of the rather narrow brims. This is one of the in dications which point to a revival of the Victorian era in dress, and in view ing the hats which have arrived so far there are many such indications. Brims are rolled or made heavy in many ways and as crowns are bearing the burden of quite a little trimming it seems reasonable to suppose that the season will be a happier one for many as undoubtedly trimmings will be more generously applied than for several seasons past. While there are a few models showing good size roses the preference appears to be for small flowers which may be used to cover a flat or rounded surface. Small crush roses asters velvet forget-me-nots, a nd foliage are among the flower trims. The reception at The Stratfield yes terday afternoon in compliment to Miss Katherine Luddington, who was recently elected to the presidency of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage As sociation, was very largely attended and the sun parlor was thronged be tween the receiving hours of from half-past three to half-past five. Mrs. Samuel C Shaw, president of the Bridgeport Equal Franchise League, headed the receiving line with the guest of honor and she was assisted by the presidents of the Stratford and Fairfield Leagues, Miss Alice Judson and Mrs. S. H. Wheeler, "and the other officers of the local league.The sun parlor 'was attractively decorated with the national emblem and the suffrage colors. Mrs. Shaw, who introduced the speakers, related briefly the progress that the Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stratford Leagues, have- made dur ing the , past few months. The league is going to undertake an ed ucational campaign very shortly and will have a series of lectures on civil government. This feature is antici patory of the time when all women will vote. Mise Luddington, who has spent the greater portion of the winter in Wash ington in order to keep in closest touch with the developments in that city, talked at some length on the struggle to secure the passage of the Susan B. Anthony amendment. She stated that although the future looks bright the fight has not been won as yet and the next few weeks will need to have an extra effort put forth. KNITTING PUTS ASIDE ALL BARRIER "With all this fuss about the knit ting women" over their afternoon teacups a group of prominent women were interchanging views "I tell you that no one fori moment has gauged the socializing value of it." The speak er was a well known writer, and her listeners jwere two equally prominent, illustrators. "We women have always had too prissy an attitude toward one not in our set, or not of equal social or pro fessional standing, would break in rudely to disturb our complaisance. Men can slap a complete stranger on the back in a Pullman smoking com partment, and with an offer of cigars a common footing is at once establish- j ed. That Is one of the. ways that men get their boasted 'knowledge "of life' by an Interchange of experiences. But women are too anxious to inquire Into oce another's antecedents and creden tials. Social Inhibitions "nave lea t'nera to forget that other women whose sphere lies outside their own may have hnd chances to learn the mean ing of life which make their own lit tle, well ordered worlds look like dolls' kindergartens, and that it is by such contacts that we grow in misun derstanding." "Ton are riprht," spoke up one of her friends. "I was In a station the other day. I had arrived early and had a lon wait before, me. I sat icroM from a pretty girl, with such a tired, unhappy look in her eyes. She and evidently didn't know how. moved over next to her. " "Let me have it, I demanded. "I'll show you how to make a double edge.' She relinquished her, yarn and her needles and over the process we fell to talking. But that was not all. We were on a common basis. She had just returned from the front, and it had left its imprint on her face and her life. She told me things that I had never dreamed of, authentic, first hand experiences with this war devil. The acquaintance has been continued. and bids fair to be one of the pleas- antest ones of my life. It would nev er have come to pass if I had not known how to 'set up.' This is only one of several delightful experiences my knitting has brought me." Knitting is going to do for women what nothing else has ever done give them a sense of good fellowship. First women talk about the best methods of purling and then they talk life. The knitting women belong to a great common fellowship of which their work is only the outward sign and badge. And the woman who knits need not fear the other woman in the same occupation, for what they are doing is but a symbol of what, after all, has teen for centuries woman's great mission service for others. The regular monthly meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association will meet at Sherman school Friday, Feb. at 3:45 p. m. Miss Lewis of Co lumbia University will speak on Vocations for Girls." It is hoped there will be a full attendance. Miss Grace Murray, county organ izer, gave the details regaraing tne hosDital unit which the association wishes to send to France. It will re- auire an endowment or fijo.wo to put through the project in tne rignt manner and it means a great deal or campaigning to raise such a sum. Co operation by the French authorities is assured and it will be within short time that plans will be formulat ed for active work. Mrs. J. Grant Kingsbury, Mrs. Paul Iticker, Mrs. H. W. Fleck, Mrs. Charles Lewis and Mrs. Benjamin Hart were the committee that ar ranged the reception yesterday. Miss Maude Hull, Mrs. Kingsbury and Mrs. Richard Howell had the decorations in charge. At the conclusion of the speaking tea was served in the other sun parlor across the Colonnade and a social hour was enjoyed. Mrs. Rich ard Howell had charge of the refresh ments and she was assisted by Miss Alice Curtis. Miss Esther Dvis, Miss Aline Paige, Miss Helen F. Follette Miss Luella Wells, Miss Hester Han son, Miss Cornelia Meachem, Miss Fredericka Egirt, Miss Rhoda Sharps and Miss Ellen Wheeler. The weights for the Kentucky Derby have been raised this year to 122 pounds, with the three and five pound allowances for geldings and HlUes. Last year the top weight was 117 pounds. Middletown, Feb. 1 The Tale basketball management has cancelled the annual junior prom game with Wesleyan because of the fuel short age. The game was to be played in New Haven the evening of Feb. 5. It is possible Tale and Wesleyan will m trying to art up soma knitting, ; meet on another date. The program of moving pictures for the children at the Lyric on Sat urday morning is to be headed by Jack Pickford in Booth Tarkington's inimitable story, "Seventeen." The scenario follows the story closely and with Jack Pickford in the lead noth ing more could be asked. There will be the usual comedy and educational films to round out a well balanced program. This is to be known "Stratford" morning for all the Strat ford children are invited to come over and join with the Bridgeport youngsters to see this capital bill. ACDITOR'S REPORT RECEIVED, The annual report of City Auditor Keating will be accepted at a meet ing of the Board of Apportionment this afternoon. The Board will also act on applications for the transfer of funds from accounts in the Fire Department and Department of Pub lic Works. Advertise in The Times Miss Chary Smith of Park avenue Miss Foster and Miss Julia Fairchild of State street left today for the South on a trip that will consume several weeks. Mrs. Edward McClellan, president of the Authors' club, was the hostess at the regular meeting of the club at her home on Park street this after noon. The paper for the afternoon was on "Rudyard Kipling" and was given' by Mrs. John Wcoster. Miss Beatrice Smith will open her home on Laurel avenue for the next meeting of the Young Woman's Guild of the United Church. The meetings have been held in the church all the fall "and winter but this plan had to be changed because of the fuel con servation requirements. We women do not know as a na tion what the word sacrifice means in relation to the war. We have been coquetting with the stark gravity of the situation," said Mrs. Ernest Thompson Seton of Greenwich, chair man ot the publicity committee, com mittee on woman's activities. Connec ticut State Council of Defense, lhen asked what should be the spirit of sacrifice shown by women in rela tion to the war and wha tforms this sacrifice should take. She said: "Sacrifice will be the key-note from now on in this country. We women do not know as a nation what the word means in relation to the war. Some are giving all their time, ener gy and money; still more are giving one of these. But, as a busy wom an from Chicago who was organizing her sex for the second Liberty Loan ecently remarked, 'The Red Cross is absolutely all right in its way, but it is not enough. It is surprising the hordes of women who sit with the:r hands over their stomachs knitting a sock for a soldier, who seem to feel that they have made their peace witn God and man and that nothing more should be expected of them." And even this very last line of defense is not universal. The smug content that the foreigner fresh from war scenes in Europe finds here strikes chill to his soul. We are not yet awake to the real necessity that is be fore us. We have been coquetting with the stark gravity of the situa tion. To be sure, we have heard enough of war's horrors, of the empty stom ached children, of the outraged wom en, sitting helpless amid the ruins of their former homes and lives, of the men who have made the supreme sac rifice. But it passes us womenby as conveniently remote. We feel that such things cannot happen to us. We will throw out a little dole of cloth ing, food, money; we will even work a certain number of hours a day on war , work. It is not enough! In' England, in one munition factory alone, over 7,000 women are working. I Women of all classes, women who are I unaccustomed to manual work, worn- ! en whose busy hands had made some i home comfortable, women who had never known a physical want in their lives, women who had never button ed their own shoes, hooked their own gowns, dressed their own hair, or walked a hundred yards, except from choice. The Earl's daughter and the titled women of a padded, petted life, are working side by side with Arriet all are running daily risks of loss of limb, if not of life they are giving their youth and, what is more to a woman, their good looks. 'How many of us are giving up sugar, for example, or tea or coffee? How many of us restrict our use of white flour? How many women are going to give up their private cars this winter and use the money for war relief'.' How many have given up their opera seats? How many are getting along with last winter's gown? How many, 1 woncter, or tne women who do not have to curtail are sacrificing any degree of personal pleasure, to say nothing of comfort? No woman in England is allowed to operate a private motor car or burn mare than one-half of a ton of coal a month for the average family. Bread, meat, sugar, the necessities, are regulated by law. "Are we going to wait until we are forced into sacrifice, or will the worn-, en respond in the true spirit of democracy to establish a wise, policy of retrenchment and self control which will enable the country to take care of itself and its allies? But and this is a big BUT while the women are doing this, let tile men realize that there is no use for wom en to save at the spigot while the men, through their laws, permit the stream of waste and extortion at the bung. While preaching sacrifice to the women, let us not forget that sacrificial man is an equal necessity. Let us not leave the sacrifice to 'the other fellow,' for only as we rise up as a united nation, both men and women, can we win this war. , Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Allen of Lenox avenue have as their guest their son, John, who is home from Holy Cross College in Worcester, for the mid-year vacation. Mrs. A. W. Mitchell entertained the members, of the Fannie A. Smith Alumnae Association for their annual meeting this afternoon at her home 19 46 North avenue- Miss Anna Cullen of the Bridgeport Visiting Nurses was elected first vice president of the Connecticut' Public Health organization at its fourteenth annual session held on Wednesday at The Stratfield. BRAVES SIGN" COLLEGIAN. Boston, Feb. 1 John E. Murray, of Everett, pitcher on the Georgetown University nine for three years, was signed by the Boston National League club yesterday. Murray had been playing semi-professional baseball and has a record of 21 straight victor- ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES OATMEAL PUDDING Two cupfuls cooked oatmeal, one-third cunful corn uvnin. dark? one- ' half cupful raisins, seeded and cut into, halves; one tablespoonful milk, one-' nan; teaspoon tur salt, one-eighth teaspoonful cloves, one-eighth, teaspoon-, ful cinnamon. Heat oatmeal, corn s yrup, salt, spices and milk together inj double boiler, until the mixture has a. smooth consistency. Add raisins; turn' into a greased baking- dishand bake for about thirty-five minutes in 4i moderately hot oven. Tield: Five servings. Total cost 6 cents.. - CEREAL DATE PUDDING Three-quarters cupful cereal, half corn meal and half farina: three can- ; fuls boiling water, three-fourths teaspoonful salt, one tablespoonful fat or butter substitute, one-half cupful corn syrup, light; one egg, one cupful chop ped dates. Stir the cereal mixture gradually into the boiling water, to which the salt has been added. Cook directly over the flame for about five min utes, stirring constantly, and then cook over water water for one and one- half hours. Add fat, syrup, egg, well beaten and chopped dates. Turn into,; a greased baking dish and bake for about thirty minutes in a moderate TOn. . lield: Three and three-fourths cupfuls, seven servings. Total cost 19 cents.-; CEREAL MOULD One-fourth pound prunes, 11 prunes; two cnpfuls cooked cereal, half j meal and half farina; two tablespoonfuls corn syrup, dark; one-fourth tea-." spoonful salt, one-fourth teaspoonful nutmeg, one-fourth teaspoonful cinna mon. Wash prunes. Soak. Cook until tender; cool, remove stones, cut prunes into small pieces. Heat the ce real, syrup salt and spices in the ; double boiler until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Add prunes. Mix well; pour into moulds which have been dipped Into cold water; chill. Serve ' with a sauce or with milk. Yield: Six individual moulds, custard cupfuls! two-thirds full. Total cost, 7 cents. 'i APPLE TAPIOCA Three-eighths cupful pearl tapioca, cold water for soaking, one and one fourth cupfuls boiling water, one-fourth teaspoonful salt, seven tablespoon fuls corn syrup, light, one-fourth cupful raisins, five medium sized apples, three-fourth teaspoonful cinnamon, one tablespoonful lempn juice, one-third lemon rind, grated. Soak tapioca one hour in cold water to cover. Iraln, Add. boiling water and salt, cook in double boiler until transparent. Core and pare apples and cut into eighths. Arrange in a greased baking pan. To the tapioca add the raisins, syrup, lemon juice and grated rind. Pour this' mixture over the apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake in a moderate' oven about 60 minutes. Tield: Eight servings. Total cost IS cents. The New Clothes The pony suit ha a jacket which is neither an Eton nor a box coat, reaching to the waistline and decidedly straight cut. There is a three-but- ton closing on this model, which receives an inner braid piping to outline an. inverted T-shaped panel down center back and near its lowest edge. JJ Suits on display in retail shops for wear at Southern resorts among which white is the leading shade, and also those chosen In brass, turquoise, andbeige feature the use of soutache embroiderr extensively. An unusual yet extremely striking model made of a soft wool fabric Sn white has cuffs and wing-shaped belt across the front of fine brown suede, and a blouse rest with high collar of canary satin. A charming frock of navy andw hite foulard has a three tier tunic, knife pleated, and girdle and collar of navy satin ribbon. Wide lace insertion edged by corded strips of satin is one of the newest trimmings seen on Georgette under apparel. m " .s-? Wide ribbons are being featured in Paris for spring. Metal ' ijV wntcii rihhons are less in evidence, tne noveraes snowing orw ?.r caded patterns on a cotton ground and worsted motifs on silk. Jersey cloth continues to receive a great deal of attention in Paris, and; is being brought out in bands suitable for trimming as well as in the ordi nary widths. ' ";' 50 Reduction On Entire Stock of Ultra Fashionable SUITS FUNKRAL BOCQTJET AND DESIGNS JOHN KECK & SON Whatever the present price is, you pay only ONE HALF! War-Shortened Weeks and Advancing Season Demand this, the most radical action the "House of Nird linger" has ever attempted to reduce its stock. Unquestionahly the greatest buy ing opportunity of years it would be folly to miss its great offering. Our loss is tremendous YOU ARE THE WSNNER--Y0U SAVE MONEY AS YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE! AU$20 Suits All $25 Suits AU$30 I AU$35 Suits Suits' J15 IT The Price of Every Suit Cut Exactly in Half! All $40 I AU$45 All $50 Suits Suits Suits - - AU$60 Suits Black, Navy, Brown, Burg, Pekin Blue Taupe. Sizes 16 to 52 $27.50 FUR TRIMMED COAT Smartest model of the season the most fetching lines made in Pom Porii and handsomely fur trimmed ONLY : $.98 No Approvals No Exchanges No C. 0. D.'s. ALTERATION'S Womans Style Store 917 Main St.