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Trimming Ideas for Wash Frocks
D By CHERIE NICHOLAS SPRINGTIME is here, which j brings thoughts of the sewing campaign which is and ever will be at this season of the year. Here’s a timely word of advice, [ be sure to stock your work basket and your sewing cabinet with a goodly assortment of crochet hooks and crochet threads and yarns, for a touch of hand crochet is the call of the hour. Paris is all enthusiasm ' on the crochet subject and 90 is every style-wise American woman and her next-door neighbor. It is taken for granted that you have been buying up all sorts of j pretty wash materials in antici pation of this annual sewing bee, for who can resist the lure of the perfectly lovely cottons, rayons and j linens and washable silks which have been so temptingly on display throughout the various fabric de partments this many a day. As usual, the "still small voice” is bidding mother to consider the needs of the little folks of the house hold first. Which is the reason why we are showing this group of in teresting styles for children. See ing that hand crochet is so exceed ingly popular, why not adorn iittle daughter’s bright washable-print frock with neck trim and sleeve bands of hand crochet. They will give an air of distinction to her gown such as only handwork can give. These little crochet pieces are so easy to do that an entire set like that which adorns the frock to the left in the picture can be made in one evening while listening in on the radio. The short story hour would afford sufficient time, for the stitch is eusy and the strips are straight. Since the tub material selected for the frock shown is brown with orange and ecru tiny fig ures, the thread for the neck- COLOR FEATURE OF I SPRING ENSEMBLES The color theme is a predominat ing feature of many of the new spring ensembles. A dark coat with a light touch is worn with a light frock that boasts a dark note to match the coat, and there is the en semble. Os course, it is not quite as simple as all that, but this color scheme is certainly extremely popu lar here. You will like the new ensembles, for they certainly are different from almost anything shown for many a season, most attractive and wear able, and refreshingly new. Fine materials and furs are used. The frocks often boast a very compli cated cut and yet the outcome is an apparently simple costume, without any trace of the opulent or lavish. Simplicity Marks New Fashions for Daytime All the colors in the sartorial spectrum are unable to eclipse or di minish the bright success of black. After several sorties in the direc tion of browns, reds and greens, the smartest women are faring forth in black suits, ensembles und coats for general daytime wear. Many of the frocks have touches of white, either in the material or in lingerie accents, an always neat and youthful note. Simplicity cer tainly seems to be the watchword of the newest daytime ensembles, the kind of clothes that busy wom en select when they face a busy day from home and have to attend to many different duties. ' band and cuffs is also an ecru shade. The french mesh, filet, or even the modified Irish crochet stitch may be employed with equal effect. Use 30 to 50 mercerized crochet thread and a No. 10 or 8 steel crochet hook. The neckband and cuffs are ap plied with a trim stitch thread in one of the colors of the design in the fabric. The trim stitch is done on the machine. Use the coarsest of machine needles, and set the gauge for nine or ten stitches to the inch. Bias trim in orange shade outlines the clever yoke effect at the waistline. Speaking of bias trim, any young girl will be most delighted with a plaid gypsy girdle with head band to match, such as is worn by the seated figure sketched above to the left The idea is to stitch bias trim in various colors outlining a plaided design as is shown. This is really a unique idea and one which can be worked very effectively in a trimming way. Jade, scarlet, pilot blue, orange and black bias trim make a striking combination when plaided as suggested. Just as novel and interesting is the braided hatband and girdle which the other young miss is wear ing. This set is also made of bias trim, such as can be bought by the bolt at any notion counter. Fold the bias trim in half, and fasten the ends with thumb tacks to a desk blotter or pad. Then Interlace the strips firmly, continuing with pins to hold in position as you proceed from one side to the other. The hatband may be made a little nar rower than the belt, using five in stead of seven strips. The little girl who is going step ping, in the foreground of the pic ture, has her pretty white blouse smocked to perfection, in gay colors. (®. 1932. Western Newspaper Union.) CORDUROY PRINT By CHERIE NICHOI.AS * Corduroy goes printed for this smart pajama ensemble which is carried out in the ever good-looking black and white combination. The strictly tailored lines are featured this season for pajama costumes which go cruising, or strolling on the beach, or which enter into 1 sports of any description. Courting of Cap’n Hornepayne By JAMES PAUX CAP’N HORNEPAYNE was wor ried. He was on his way to so« * Clarissy Martin, the schoolma'am, and for a horny-handed seaman he : was facing a delicate situation. lie ■ intended to pop the fatal question ' that would probably take her away j from her duties as school teacher J to an obscure fishing village. For more times than he cared to ! remember, Cap’n Hornepayne had intended to pop the question, but j every time lie tried to do so, some- j j thing inside of him seemed to reach , up and get a strangle hold on his voice. This time, he vowed, was go ing to be different. He was car- j lying a talisman that had proved ; itself lucky on other occasions. It j was a small silver horseshoe that j he had won in some long-forgotten contest. There are a great many people who believe in the lucky properties attributable to horseshoes. Clarissy Martin belonged to that class. She had a worn horseshoe nailed over her kitchen door. Dusk was setting in rapidly and a light glowed from a front window of the schoolma’am's cottage, as j Cap'n Hornpayne came abreast of it. Drawing a deep breath, he knocked firmly on the door, believ ing all tip? while that his heart was making a louder echo with its rapid thumping. A short pause, then the door was opened wide. ‘‘Evenin’, Cap’n Hornepayne.” “Evenin’, Miss Martin,” replied the captain, fumbling with his cap. Giving him a quick, sincere smile i of greeting, the schoolma’am led him into the tiny parlor. She was, as the ! captain would have expressed it, “all printed up.” Conversation was desultory. The scanty news concerning the village was soon exhausted. The weather came in for its share of comment. Fishing operations were discussed, I but that, too, soon languished. It ! was then that Clarissy Martin sug 1 gested that they sit on the veranda j for awhile. The captain agreed : with alacrity. They found the two chairs placed in convenient position. : Surreptitiously he slipped a hand | into his coat pocket and like Alad j din with his magic lamp, rubbed his fingers over the horseshoe, fer vently praying for some loophole that would offer him a chance to swing the conversation into the channel he desired. Perhaps not altogether innocent of his intentions, Clarissy Martin gave him the long-awaited chance as she casually inquired: “How is your house cornin’ along, Cap’n? I remember you sayin’ that you only had to put a few more touches to finish it off.” Cap'n Hornepayne gave a gusty sigh of relief as those blessed words bridged the gulf that had been gradually widening between them. The horseshoe was not failing him He knew he was on the right course now. He edged his chair closer to \ the schoolma’am’s. “The little house is cornin’ along j fine,” he told her, with renewed con > fidence. "When I brought the schooner in this last trip, I came in with the finest catch 0’ the sea son. I got nice pay for it, too. Os course I salted most 0’ the money away with the rest I had, but I kep’ enough out to put the last touches to the house. Now she’s finished and standin’ ship-shape, ready to weather any storm.” “Don’t you find it a bit lonesome livin’ alone like you do, Cap’n Hornepayne?” “Aye, it does get a bit lonely at times,” the captain agreed. Draw ing a deep breath he plunged into the opening offered by the school ma’am's question. “O’ course. It ain’t my intention to live alone all the time. I been thinkin’ lately that a man sooner or later ought to find himself a wife an’ settle down some. I been wonderin’, too . . . ye see it’s this way. Ye seemed interested in the house an’ I thought that . . . that ye might sort o’ like to take over the tiller . . . ?” The question was out at last. The captain was on tenderhooks as he waited for the fateful an swer. Then, as sweetly as the toll ing of a church bell, the school ma’am’s words fell upon the still air: “Captain, that would make me the happiest person alive.” “Chrissy, gal!” the captain cried hoarsely. In the most convenient way Im aginable the captain found her head resting on his arm, and in the same instant he was imprinting a kiss upon her willing lips, w-ith a tenderness that one would never ex pect to find in a bluff, sea-faring captain. If anyone had been watching Clarissy Martin early the next morning, they would have seen a peculiar sight. She was standing directly in front of two chairs she and Cap’n Hornepayne had occu pied the previous evening. Her hands were clasped together and there was an enraptured light. If anyone had been close enough, they would have seen that what she was looking at was a horseshoe nailed to the cottage wall under the cottage roof ... a worn horse shoe that formerly had hung over the kitchen door. (© by McClure Newspaper Syndicate ) (WND Service) THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER ■i DH--H-1-1 11 i-H-H-H-M 1I 1 t i WHO WAS ! WHO? By Louise M. Comstock -I-I-I-I-I-I-I-l-I-I-I-l—H—l-H-I-1-1 I I I I LA PERICHOLE TITHEN Thornton Wilder wrote » » the “Bridge of San Luis Itey,” he bestowed upon Lima, Peru, its setting, a wholly fictitious bridge, in exchange, perhaps, for the use of the old city’s most romantic old legend, that of Camille la Perichole. I La Perichole of the book was a spec tacular dancer and actress, very beautiful save in repose, when “one was startled to discover that the nose was long and thin, the mouth tired and a little childish, the eyes unsatisfied.” Wilder tells us of her love affair with that wornout old grandee, Don Andres, viceroy of Peru, and of her retirement to a convent after her beauty was marred by smallpox scars. The real Perichole lived In the Eighteenth century. Os humble par entage, such was her voice and her gift of mimicry that she was a sen- : sation on the South American stage while still in her early twenties, and the magnificent castle which her rak-! ish lover, Manuel de Amat, Spanish viceroy in Peru in real life, gave her still stands and Is used as bar racks and prison by the Lima po lice. A Peruvian biographer de- i scribes her as “small of stature and somewhat plump, her movements full of vivacity. Her oval face was pale brunette and even during her most successful days pitted by small pox marks, which she skillfully con cealed with cosmetics. Her small, black eyes were lighted by expres sive animation.” V V V JOHNNY APPLESEED A BELOVED legend of our days ** of westward expansion is the story of Jonathan Chapman, known 1 to every settler along the Pennsyl vania and Ohio frontier, and in i much literature since, as Johnny Ap- | pleseed. It was his life mission to plant along the paths newly hewn ! into the wilderness apple trees to give welcome shade and refreshing J fruit to the hordes to come. He was an eccentric figure, surely, with sacks of apple seeds salvaged each autumn from the cider mills, but the small boys of the frontier re garded him too highly to mock at him and even the Indians esteemed him, allowed him to wander at will unmolested and made It possible for him more than once to give the alarm for an Impending attack. Johnny Appleseed was born In Springfield, Mass., In 1768, son of a Revolutionary veteran and a graduate of Harvard. He traveled for a time In Virginia ns a Sweden borgian missionary, and later with his brother Joined the tide of migra tion west of the Alleghanies. One version of the legend has It that he combined in his wanderings his philanthropic purpose with a vain search for a lost sweetheart from whom he had been separated when she and her family joined one of the first expeditions to the west. However that may be, It was at Pittsburgh, then a mere cluster of log cabins, that Johnny Appleseed was struck by the absence of fruit trees and commenced the life work which gave him his name. He died near Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1847. V V V THE BUFFALO NICKEL INDIAN OUT In Glacier National park lives a Blackfoot Indian chief named Two Guns White Calf. For many years Innumerable pictures of him have appeared In newspapers all over the country with some such caption as “You’ve His Portrait in Your Pocket —Perhaps.” For pop ular legend has it that he is the original of the Indian on the buffalo nickel. But the man who knows, if anyone does, who was the original of that famous likeness says that it Isn’t Chief Two Guns White Calf. That man is James Earle Frazer, a fa mous sculptor whose design was ac cepted by officials of the United States treasury when the new five cent piece was issued. Mr. Frazer has stated that he "had never seen Two Guns White Calf,” which would seem to dispose of the legend of the Blackfoot be ing his model. More than that he goes on to say that he used the pro files of three Indians for his design. One was Chief Iron Tail of the Ogallala Sioux, another was Chief Two Moons of the Northern Chey ennes and the third was an Indian whose name he had forgotten. So instead of the “buffalo nickel In dian” having one original, it had three and two of them were very fa mous Indians indeed —great chiefs among their people and leaders in the Custer battle in 1876 and other famous battles with both white men and red. (©. 1932. Western Newspaper Union.) Bolt Kill* 1,500 Bird* Two birds with one stone Is ex ceptional, but one bolt of light ning at Clarendon, Va., killed 1,500 of them. The birds, sparrows, were perched on an electric light wire when the lightning struck It. im ps?u LVDE BY TQ£ makers of ivory soap jN' ', ;:;.i BEO.U. I.PAT.Orr. Why don't you try this amazing soap see how its suds last till dishes are sparkling fl I clean —how they float dirt out ot clothes and hold it out so clothes are cleaner and ' whiter without rubbing? Softens water. Never balls up. Procter & Gamble Hi WIFE’S RIGHT TO SHARE IN INCOME Should Mates Be Real Fifty- Fifty Partners? Women’s rights, it seems, was not I settled when political equal suffrage was adopted. Equal rights for wom en is still the most important ques tion in American home life today, ac cording to a questionnaire conduct ed among 6,000 women by the edi torial staff of the County Home. Fifty-one per cent of all the worn | en who answered the questionnaire se lected this as the “gravest and most : important question” of a long series | submitted for their selection. Most of them narrowed their interest down to money matters—the right of a wife as a partner to -share fifty-fifty in the family income. The arguments brought to bear on the subject were many and varied. A Kansas answer carried the fol lowing indorsement: “When I was thirty I would have stuck up for the old idea that a man is the nat ural head of the family. But now, at sixty-two, I am convinced that an actual partnership with the wife would be the salvation of many homes that otherwise will be wretch ied or wrecked. Experience has dem onstrated that, under our present system of equality in education and | opportunity, woman is not only man’s equal mentality but often his superior in business acumen: and she is entitled to full participation in ev erything pertaining to the welfare of the home.” An Indiana woman wrote: "I have traveled the whole road. This very question almost broke my heart. I let my husband get hold of all the money I got from my parents. He spent it all for his farm and his good. I have no modern conveni ences, with an electric line right In front of our farm home. I have no Oil Gone... He Drove from Banner to Sheridan on the GERM PROCESSED “Hidden Quart ” The driver for the Sheridan Motor Bus Company was ready to leave Banner, Wyoming, for Sheridan with his big Reo bus loaded with passengers. Then he made a discovery. The oil line had been accidentally broken, allowing the Conoco Germ Processed Oil to drain Out; and the crankcase was empty. With all Banner closed for Thanksgiving, he could not get oil and had to drive the 1 6 miles to Sheridan without oil. At Sheri dan, inspection showed that the "Hidden Quart” of Conoco Germ Processed Oil had saved the motor from damage! < — t Wc neither encourage "dry crankcase" ex* / . a periments nor guarantee success under alt mr r' r' r-i j rs-\ /w conditions. But unsolicited letters from If Conoco Germ Processed Oil fW K mct or.s t s, now incur files, tell of this and .. „ I I •,», fW \\\ hundreds of other runs with empty crank can protect a heavy bus with fJf ta4e ‘^ utw ' t * loUl • • » • • THE HIDDEN QUART \miSSV>/ ...THAT NEVER DRAINS AWAY ▼ CONOCO I GERM PROCESSED • MOTOR OIL water in the house. I draw cistern water. I had seven children for him and had to raise chickens to clothe myself and the children. And what good was it all? There are no pockets in a shroud.” Famous English Hotel One of World’s Oldest “Ye Olde Griffin hotel,” at March, Cambridgeshire, England, one of the best known hotels in the eastern counties, dating back to 1600, has been sold. It was a noted house in oid coaching days, and the coaches at times drove through the space where the front doors are now into the courtyard at the back. An offer of $3,000 has been made and refused for the remarkable paneling in the commercial room. The walls of the hall are of Indian carved teak, and all the ceilings are supported by the original massive oak beams, while the ancient card room is still in existence. The bath is of real Italian marble, hewn out of the solid stone, and was originally used by the Italian monks, and subse quently brought to England. The hotel has been the subject of articles by Charles Dickens, G. K. Chester ton, Hilaire Belloc, and others, and is visited by many distinguished people during the season. —Detroit News. Graded Success Mrs. Fatleigh—Yes, I’m taking gymnasium exercises now. Today I chinned the bar. Friend—lndeed!' Which chin?— Bangor Commercial. Lacked Snugness “The trouble with the old-fash ioned sofa,” .said the flapper, “was that It was too roomy.” Yet the he man isn’t quite as an noying as the she man. Justice, It would seem, Is both ) blind and deaf. the crankcase empty, it will certainly give you sure, safe lubrication in everyday driving. It is the only oil that actually penetrates and combines with metal sur faces. That’s why a "Hidden Quart” stays up in your motor and never drains away. It cuts down wear in the starting period, when other oils drain away and leave parts unprotected. It gives your motor longer life, with fewer repair bills. Have this extra protection. Change to Conoco Germ Processed Motor Oil at the sign of the Conoco Red Triangle. * t -t 1 Chinese Leaders Split on Educational Plans China, unlike most nations, has nothing that can really be called a national sport. Japan, in much the some circumstances, adopted base ball ; but baseball in China has never caught on to any great extent. Mission schools and Y. M. C. A.’s, however, have done much to teach forms of sport to elementary and middle school students, with the re sult that basketball, tennis and foot ball are beginning to prove fairly popular, but only among an extreme ly small percentage of the nation’s many millions of youths. As far as the revival of folklore (which is be ing considered by the social education department of the ministry of educa tion) is concerned, it is expected that the ministry will encounter difficul ties. China is rich in folklore, but while with one hand the government is trying to encourage its revival, with the other hand the government is launching a bitter campaign against superstition. Much of China’s ancient folklore deals with super natural beings, and with historical and mythical characters endowed with supernatural powers. What is needed, according to educational leaders. Is the development of a crit ical faculty among students and the populace which will enable them to disassociate themselves entirely from the million and one popular myths which form the basis of their mental texture, if not of their religious be liefs. Quiet Assured “I’m going to speak my mind !” she said. “Ah ! Silence at last!” Two essentials to success are dol lars and sense. Query “Yes, sir. He’s a statesman.” “Pipe or cigarette school?" —Louis- ville Courier-Journal.