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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 29, 1916)
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THE 8EMI.WEEKLV TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
FRAMING DRAFT BILL
GREEK TROOPS MOBILIZING IN PIRAEUS
PLANS FOR UNIVERSAL SERVICE
ARE BEING FORMULATED.
TO BE LAID BEFORE CONGRESS
Gen. Scott Reiterates Recommends, j
tlon for Compulsory Military
Training Baker Undecided.
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The Smart Thing in Blouses
If you ask the world-famous style
designers how It happens that a cer
tain new Idea Is launched by several
establishments nt one and the same
time, you may depend upon a definite
answer. They will tell you thafthnt
particular stylo Idea "Is In the air."
This Is as near to an explanation as
anyone can get of the evolution of
styles. This evolution brings along
Incidental revolutions, which are also
"in the air" and we are left to ponder
Jnce more the everchanglng fashions;
A new blouse made Its unheralded
and unobstructlve entry on fashion's
stnge. By way' of adding a littlo
something new to the familiar role of
the blouse, n short skirt was uttached
to Its belt and discovered Itself wcl
med with a glad acclaim. This skirt
When Spring and Winter Meet
The wearer of the sprlngtirao hat
nnd bag shown In tho plpturo Intends
to go south very soon. She lius been
there before and believes In prepared
ness; hence tho warm coat. This ono
bus u summery look, but Is cquul to
fortifying Its wearer against a cold
spell In regions where the Inhabitants
never recall anything like It In tho
The coat Is u familiar typo of gray
nnd white striped chinchilla. It has a
big adjustable collar and llnp pockets
that will keep tho hands warm, and It
linn, besides these very practical prop
cities, much stylo nnd becomlngness.
Thoro arc- couts In colors of tho same
materials made for the snme sort of
The springtime turban Is of gray
llorl braid and a printed Japanese
silk having a gray background. The
ullk forms the crown and borders the
lengthened and featured Is meeting
with a single-hearted feminine approv
al and therefore the peplum blouse, In
numberless variations, Is here nnd Is
the smart thing in blouses.
It Is the business of now blouses to
be original nnd they ure fastened here,
there and everywhere, or not at nil.
Some of them slip over the head nnd
nre drawn up with ties about the
neck. In the blouse pictured, of
georgette cropct the jdCQves nrovlda
(lie original touch with shirrlngs that
shape them over the shoulder In the
fashion of the raglan sleeve. The
round neck Is bordered with fur, the
seams outlined with fancy needlework.
Hand embroidery, in self-cojor, Is used
for decoration nnd the peplum falls to
the thigh. It has all the , earmarks
of the smart thing In blouses.
brim and paves tho way Into tho acci
dent for tho most oriental of tassels.
It Is of beads and silk and dangles
over tho right ear. It Is the feature
that makes the hat Important.
It 1b tho correct thing to have a hag
to match the hat. This turban divides
honors with a bag of plain gray and
figured silk, cut In nn approved shape
and fustoned with a silk strap. It Is
exquisitely mtide and Its chief glbrj
lies la Its finish for thereby hangs
annthor glorious tassel. '
On New Blouse.
Bend faggoting Is seen on some 'of
the now handkerchief or chiffon
blouses. Tho faggoting takes the place
of the seam, as, for Instance, In u ki
mono sleeve, and two or threo smull
colored bends are strung every place
over tho threads connecting the piece
Washington. A definite plan for
universal military training will bo laid
beforo congress next mouth In the
shape of a bill formulated by tho
general staff of tho army, accom
panied by comploto estimates of cost
as compared to tho presont volunteer
system. . Major Gonoral Hugh L.
Scott, chief of staff, told tho houso
military coniinlttoo tlmt tho work was
in progress and would . rcqutrt) av
month to complete. Chairman Dent
said tho committee would be glad to
boo tho bill.
General Scott was subjected to
Bharp cross-examination on his reit
erated recommendation for a uni
versal service mqasuro based In part
on results of tho volunteer Bystom as
shown in the mobilization of tho Na
tional Guard for border service.
Fivo of the twenty-two members
of tho committee took occasion to as
sert tholr belief in tho theory of uni
versal service, whllo two emphatic
ally declared against such a system.
Tho probahlo naturo of tho bill
now being drafted by a conimttteo of
tho general staff was not disclosed by
General Scott, who also refused to
estimate tho cost of such a system,
except to say that proportionately It
would bo much less than tho cxpenso
of tho volunteer method of training
troops. It Is known, however, that
tho possibility of welding Into tho
now project tho various sections of
tho defense act dealing with Indus
trial organization for war purposoa,
tho right to take over and oporato
manufacturing plants, railways and
other peace time agencies, Is under
Secretary Baker told the commlt
tco recently ho was undecided as be
tween universal military sorvlce and
a system of solectflvo :onHcrlption,
tho latter plan being understood to
include tho Industrial as well as tho
Deal for Islands Nearly Completed
Washington. Approval by Den
mark's parliament of tho treaty by
which tho United States will acquire
tho Danish West Indies opons tho way
for a prompt exchange of ratifications
botween tho two governments and
consummation of negotiations that
have been In progress Intermittently
Plnco tho civil Avar. Tho United States
senato already has given its approval,
and as soon ns tho formal exchanges
have taken place tho administration
will press measures In congress ap
propriating tho purchaso price, ?25,
000,000, nnd providing for tho Institu
tion of an American territorial gov
ernment on tho islands.
American naval strategists for
years have regarded possession of
this little archipelago, lying fifty
miles east of Porto Itlco, as absolute,
ly necessary to prevent any European
power from acquiring It, and more
over, to establish thoro a great naval
base and coaling station for tho
United States fleet.
Note Is Not Threat, Says Lansing
Washington. President Wilson's
noto to tho belligerents urging xllsuus.
slon of peaco was" officially Interpret
ed as not bearing any threat that tho
Unltod States might bo forced to en
ter tho war because of tho continued
invasion of its rights by tho warring
poworB on both sides. This interpret
tatlon was made by Secretary Lansing
lu a formal statement, issued to
overtake what was characterized as
widespread misconstructions placed
on ono previously given, saying that
becauso of tho increasingly critical
position of tho United States as a
neutral It was entitled to know ex
actly what each belligerent seeks in
order that It might regulate its con
duct for tho future.
HoJIweg Given Free Hand
London. A dispatch to ReutorH
Telegram company from Zurich saya
information has been received thoro
from Berlin that Dr. von Bcthmann
Ilollweg. tho Gorman chancellor, has
been given full, powers to conduct
Seek Coal Investigation.
Chicago. Following a aeries of con
ferences Chicago coal dealers, facing
n possible coal famine, havo issued
an appeol for a federal investiga
tion. Russia Faces Nsw Problem.
I'otrograd. Tho passage across tho
Itusslan frontier of thousands of Ru
manians who havo abandoned their
houses and proporty In tho faco of In
vading Toutons has cast tho shadow
of a new refugee problem on tho
Students Raise $4,000 for Relief.
Amos, ia. In a remarkable convo
cation, Ames students raised In an
hour's time $4,000 for Belgian relief.
Tho sum is tho largest over raado by
an education institution of Iowa.
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Greek regulars In Piraeus responding to King Constantino's order for
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This photograph was taken In tho urmory of tho State Kenclblcs In Philadelphia, nnd shows tho first regiment
organized by Armenians In the United States. Theso men uro nil refugees from Armenln, driven hero by somo,
tragic family misfortune. They drill nt regular intervals. ' i
ENEMIES TOGETHER IN MISERY
Wounded Serb nud Bulgarian, enemies in buttle, ou their way together to
the second dressing station.
TRYING TO KEEP RIFLES CLEAN
lu tin- mud or i m- hmtlt'tlold it Is
These Kngllsh soldiers are doing their
no winy imittvr to keep the rifles cleuu.
best under the clrcumsi nets,
MODELING HEAD OF LINCOLN
Gcorgo Barnard, the American
sculptor, at work on the IfJ-foot head
of Abraham Lincoln, In his studio In
New York city. When completed, tho
head will be placed In position on ono
of the heights overlooking tho city of
Cincinnati. The sculptor Is using n
wax process in his modeling of tho
piece. The head will bo cast In bronzo
and sent to Cincinnati with nnothcr
statue of Lincoln by tho same sculptor
as gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Charles TnfL
NEW WOMEN AND THE OLD
Who Would Exchange Modern
Woman for Old-Fashloned Ono
as We Imagine Her?
"Who but a ninny would exchange
the modern womuu us sho often is for
the old-fashioned one us wu uro apt to
Imaglno her?" nsks Judge Robert)
Grunt of tho Massachusetts probate!
"It being woman's nature observe!
the word, please to bo sweet and
charming, compassionate, solf-sncrHc-'
lug, loving and tendor-henrted, can any
one regard her exchange of docility fon
self-reliance and an outlook limited byj
her garden wall for tho Inltlatlvel
which enubles her to seo tho world asj
It really In, us anything but a gain? '
"Thero used to be dread In tho dayai
of our grandmothers that tho newt
woman would dress llko mnn. A few!
voinen did and were nearly mobbed, '
"So Impressed, on tho contrary, Is!
the new woman with tho Importance,
of looking her best that she has boot,
apt during tho present generation 1$
upo tho fashion plates of tho
mondo In order to attract."
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