The Stratford Star. (Stratford, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 18, 1918 Page: 2 of 8
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THE STAB, STRATFORD, TEXAS.
STEAMSHIP PRATT, TORPEDOED BY SUBMARINE, MAY BE SALVAGED
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—Do not take the fashion an abiding place on the coat of a
of children’s cldtfieft for granted. .Do
not fall Into the error of going on.the^
old methods. There is as much ebb
and flow in the tide of Juvenile cos-
tumery as In mduL|L so witch straws
and then go vntli'nre’ current,! Is the
advice of a prominent fashion writer.
Patterns cannot be handed down
from one child’s jgprdrobeTo another*
What was worn rest Mason Is usually
Now, (however, that such a big npa-
Jority of young women find that public
opinion permits them to wear breeches,
cap and eoajt for War relief work, they
are less apt to use up the military
ldegts in the more feminine,(Costumes.
In children’s clothes there Is little
of the war that can be adopted, but
Things were ^jf-TtlTl
to this schedule 6YVartatYori. For cen-
turies children were dressed , ahkfe
Glimpse backward over tV foftFifltfs
that hang In our museums to prove
this. The torturous clothes that were
put on Infants three centuries ago will
most probably make the modern wo-
man, filled to the eyes ai( she is with
the schedules of IjjJojftpaild saraffi-
tlon, want to scream ajoud at the mis-
ery that was inflicted.
Even the wooden sabots *and long
fun skirts sik
with her wh®*WW?*WfrtK« the
mother of th^-gKBftgBtavlolent feel-
ing of reform. We grieve far more
for the discomfort of the ympg JWp
than for the actual grief of the old.
As near to nudltyias<tMeiJpw«aUowR
has been the modern Interpretation of
children’s clothes, and wd Have reft"
that by hardening their legs and arms
through constant exfra^ fo-gtte
motive years, we are nandlng fflem a
talisman against weakness and , jtts-
ease in the settled seasonsw mA ■
The elimination of the garter ttat
binds, the corset that restrictsr^nu
skirt that hampers, the sleeves that
cover, the sho<
the doctor am
0„ Jiqije M a goad void sjyry that eonje-
body has taken the trouble to dress up
tin khftkl-r-Ofthospital blue: •>;. ft, ;
Slswf Anne was going the round of
the ward In the big hospital for wound-
ed soldiers, examining the medical
charts over each bed and taking tem-
peratures. , ^
. iiniuics. .
Ueachln^sfthe slfle of one hero, In,,:,
whose mouth she had left the ther-
mometer a minute ago, she was horri-
fied to find, withdrawing It, that It reg-
lst«-ed 120, although only an hour ago.
Istered 120, although only an nopr ago.
lli§U»aifeftt-‘imil borlra!. &wlfltV„.s!W *.
summoned the house doctor, but he,
on arriving, was. seriously perturbed,
as,AhefcjV#l nofti^ip the pntleut’s
oomlltion fo account tcfr the sudden
.•;b«!pk here,” he said to the soldier,, , * ,
“have you dropped this thermometer
ftf^eehitftwURgjitwltU ltT.'j / ► «.
“No, sir. Only been stirring my tea
with it 1” ,.>.u WliiFTOiff
AMERICAN -TROOPS-LANDING IN A FRENCH PORT
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0 A .(ft.
Upset Her Balance.
“LfktvnT-ose pethY on a zephyr She
blew into the hosier’s.
“I’m looking for something nice for
a youpj^uijrdehe'Knld "hyly to the
sujfftint’ behind the cifunter.
^ “Why don’t you look In the mirror?”
asked .tbe.iwilftr.-Sn,l she was so flus-
tered that he managed to get an order
Ipaf^.fvur^jdpjyafiV ^iriiufs'T^rnt she
didn’t want, before she knew what she
was doing. •, ,.
Does your particular memory go
back to the days whenYTOTO^W'MlKn'
child as a Highlander was to prove /
yourself In the fashion? The swagger’'
of the Gordons was not even omitted
from the clothes for small girls. Scotch
bonnets were ns comnteh tittfWng Chfl- "*
dren as they are now amonj^mem. ^
Whether or not It brought the pas-*
slonate and rebellious shurne of Pen-
rod, plaid kilts were placed on boys |
whose faces burned with Indignation
at the thought of wearing skjrts, and
showing their knees. Rakish bonnets
with a gny feather vtere perched over
scowling brows, and only the Lord
Fauntleroys pleased with
This photograph shows one of the bouts of a irnpspcrt, loadedwith Americun troops landing in u French harbor
under the protecting guns of an American battleship. * -
RECORD MADE IN BUILDING M WARD
The fools are riot all dead* *
That Isn’t the worst of- lt;“thej'
aren't all born yet,
Christening the Baby.
Brown has a lovely baby girl.
The stork left her with a flutter;
Brown named her —Oleorhargarlne,'
For he hadn't any but her.
“Mrs. Diggs Is going to rend an Im-
portant paper before her literary club.”
“Ah! In that case, Professor Diggs
will have to drop his scientific Jnvetity-, t<
gntlons for a while.”
“He won’t he compelled Yo hear her •'
tekil It,will he?"
t “No, but he’ll probably hnve to write
iv&^merely pllfei-ed ’froni youth this
These standards of victory lire' th«
flags of the marines who added re-
nown, to thft'already famous corps by
the gallant attack on the Marne.
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Explained at Last. 1 “
Mr. Flatbush—Why In the world
does a woman always get off a street
car the wrong way.
• Mrs. FlatbUsh—She doesn’t.
“Of course she does. Instead of fac-
ing the way the enr Is going, she fuces
the other way." ( , t v • 1
“That’s because the conductor takes
her beyond the street she wants to get
off ut, jand of course she wants to face
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America Pills the Need.
- For years.it has been the custom for
American manufacturers to obtain
each season :a large number of Paris
gurments and readapt them to the
peeds,of .American women. Paris has
always taken the-lead inr suggesting
possible . styles. But the; wgy hfys
brought American designs to^tlve fqre,
although It Jma by no means &Yi*ved to
This vl^w shows the U. S. destroyer Ward, under construction at the
Mare Island na*jr. after thd keel was laid. As much
dfructural wVitk ns possible was prepared In advance; bulkheads, sections of
the kfldi deckhouses and,^ridgfi structure weyg.rlveted u»®e(a<iy far pasembUBg
In place on th* vvays. Thu Ward was launched 17% days from the date of
laying ’of ner keel. This Is a new world’s shipbuilding rgcort.
iAe way' she’s going.’
The cape tak(M$n‘'YisW grace as worn
by the yojwper. generation. Im-
mensely use||pfoir<«cMhore or coun-
try is this cage of navy blue serge
lined with oUtmi and blue figured
themselves. And now, when the
"Ladles from 1^1", have made the cos-
tume the cause of wild admiration of
every half-grown boy on two Conti-
nents, the deiyp^ yflpnat reinstate.
A Cute Thought
Eva—Was that policeman, ever a-
Utile baby, mother?
NEW TRACTOR ‘FOR THE ‘FIELD- ARTILLERY ’''
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‘ ■ Kvtt-#-<I dod’t believe I’ve ever seen
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its Nature. • .v f
“Was your wife In a bad temper
W’hei\ she questioned you lost tilghtr’
“Well, l^et; questioning was some-
what in the tinture of a cross-examina-
it, nor will chastened mothers request
their boys to wear It. So that In Itself
is good evidence that we have wisely
and, let us say, forever gotten over
the desire for the foolishly pictorial in
Juvenile cloth^fc pa jpy «ah
But it is n4QPMj|Ji'forf tf^.wai^
to leave all Mas of aresklng free
from its sinister Influence.
objectionable. Middle youth, as it Is
expressed at seventeen and younger,
finds the avion of France and Italy
the moat picturesque fields from which
to draw a fa^»Jtoej^srthM|^.
with one end draped over the shoulder,
are neat and attractive fashions to use
up for the summer season. An illu-
sive kind of Sam Brown belt is be-
coming a bit common, but it too find*
v) .j Ineffectual Camouflage.
the movie star, said at
’Twas In her darkest hoUM,'u
When the maid was In despair.
Her lover sent her fldwers,
And the flowers scent the air.
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[r nice, you cap easily tell
IL-iaodt lfi /She Isn't nice, no matter
jvhftfoiSHWaflage 8he uses- you can
tell It s^ill jnore easily. v,
* Vh actress the other day who
ejailriwl to Yje very nice Indeed—Vaa-
Jack—And when I proposed the
dance she asked for time to think It
over. What, do -yfotr suppose she dlO /
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(^ess—Well, a girl naturally hates to
think of disagreeable thingsrwfcttilen- iti Xi
A Final Opinion.
“What did you think of the tech-
nique of the prlma donna last night,
“Why, It was all old style. It even
was buttoned down the back.” *■
fdrtunaFe speculations, and all that
^rtv W ^Wfcig. . ,
thU girl and I got Into a
t0 a rekea*»*lUndKu
Rrfe|settled TOck In her seat she absent-
■ “ ’When ride In a taxi, dear, lfi
This Is the new flve-ton artillery tractor that hag been tested by the army j tt R00*1 wrinkle to breathe on the win.
U (,UVU ” ***v USS-UMIV VJkJ
1 (lows If you don’t want to be seen.1
qnd found to be very successful.
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