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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1917)
THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
& .MARY GRAIIAHBOR
When Nancy Dances
Nancy's mother hns just finished
making her n dance frock which she
5a to wear at the llnal party of her
,dnnclng class. It is filmy and crisp
enough to make a gauze-winged but
terlly envious If butterflies could liar
ibor envy nnd It is exactly suited to
the graceful nnd slender little maid
nnd her gently frolicsome dnnclng.
Long will Nancy remember the glory
-of this frock nnd the painstaking work
and planning thnt make It such a suc
cess. The frock Is made of swiss-organdle
jllounclng, very sheer, very white nnd
very wide. The edge of the flouncing
lis scalloped, and each scallop frames a
wreath of dainty embroidery, mndo of
small lenves and a single blossom.
Above this edge there are small, widely
scattered dots nnd'nbove them a nar
row border of little embroidered blos
soms nnd lenves. The scnlloped edge
nppenrs only on the skirt, for the dis
criminating taste of Nancy's mother
tenches her thnt much decorntlon Is out
of place in the dress of little children.
The skirt is Inid In shallow, even
.plaits at the top and joined to a plain
"baby" waist in which the em
.broldered border nppenrs just above
the waistline. The sleeves nre merely
ILace Crochet in Night Gowns
' However much we admire nnd won
der nt the marvelous Ingenuity thnt
adapts machinery to lnce making, nnd
however pretty mnchine-mnde lace
mny be, they can never hold the same
plnce In the regard of women that
Imnd-mado laces hold. This Is the rea
son that everyone Is so industriously
crocheting and knitting nnd mnklng
tatting in those busy days. Even busi
ness women, on elevated trains or cars,
.going to and from ofllces, often prefer
Ince-maklng to reading, nnd probably
linvo about ns much definite knowledge
f f current events as those who devote
hemselves everyday to newspapers. At
jail events they have something to show
;for their time.
Hnnd-mnde laces are more durable
(than those made by machines as a
Vule nnd they make the most accept
able of gifts to woman friends. Just
now yokes for gowns, or corset covers,
or combinations, appear to have seized
the attention of those who know how
,to crochet. The time spent on rnem
ils well Invested for they will wear ill
imost a llfetlnio If made of strong,
'mercerized cotton thread. Even those
;of liner threads nre strong.
The photograph shown here falls to
do Justice to the hnntisomo nightdress
.made of white Jnpoiwcn silk. Joined to
u yoke and sleeves of crochet lace.
iThe yoke is not an unusual pattern, so
'that anyone familiar with the work
'will know how to make one like It. A
beading and scalloped edge, made In
the crochet, finishes the neck ami
'sleeves. Narrow, II,? t blue satin rll
!bon Is run through the beading anft
knotted loops of the ribbon form tht
pretty rosettes that set off the sleeves
4ind yoke. A little edge. In the same
shade of blue as the ribbon is croch
eted to the scallops.
A yoke of this kind Is likely to out-
short, pointed flounces, edged with line
val lace whipped on to n rolled
hem. A little enpe hanging In points
from the shoulders and at the front
nnd back, veils the embroidery In tlio
bodice and Is edged with val lace.
The Dutch neck Is cut squnro and fin
ished with a line, narrow edging of
The sash, which suits so well the
daintiness of the dress, nnd the buoy'
ant bow, which holds Nancy's hatr,
are of wide, soft satin ribbon In light
sea green. Just why this particular
color and shade are so convincing as
the best possible choice for a gossn
mer dress, Is not to be fathomed but
Two pettlconts, joined to n single
body to mnke them hang oven, are
worn under the frock and they nre
made of organdie edged with vnl lace.
No mutter what splendor may make
little hearts sing at the party, nothing
can shine down the beauty of Nancy's
Vogue for Beads.
The vogue for beads has Invaded
the sweater world. Holts and sashes
of beads are used to encircle the
waists of the comfortable sports coats.
wear any of the sheer materials usea
for the skirt of the gown, but skirts
are easy to replace.
Sleeves Appearing for Evening.,
A noticeable feature of tho dresses
seen in a tour of an evening in New
York was the sleeves, some of which
were quite long and no gown noticed
was sleeveless. An occasional non
decollete dress was noted. One ehlb
orate one of fine black lace Intel thu
upper part of the corsage covering the
neck nnd shoulders with one thickness
of black chiffon, with sleeves also of
the chiffon. The cloak nceompunyjng
this was of white satin trimmed from
the bottom to about the waistline with
bands of black satin of graduate!
widths, the last being about an lncb
Using Bandanna Cottons.
The Introduction of tho Southern
bandanna cottons has been one of the
results of Americans looking to their
own country for Ideas to incorporate
Into French designs. A leading mil
liner of New York got in the Southern
resorts thu Inspiration to Introduce
the brilliant cottons of that country
Into fashionable apparel. Nothing
would more delight the Southern mills
than a widespread use of the materials
which they make In such beautiful 1e
signs and such remarkably good weav
An All-Day Crepe Costume.
A frock of- crepe do chine with a
coat to match, both covered with u
stltchery done In a striking design
I will serve for the street and for any
' Indoor affair before seven o clock
MRS. GOOSE'S VOICE.
"Good morning, Mr. Goo, said
Now Madame Swan vns very blind-
some nnd she was quite proud. To be
sure she had something to be proud of,
for was quite as lovely as n crea
ture could ever hope to be.
"Good morning," said Mrs. Goose,
"Arc you well, quite well?" asked
"I'm nlwnys well," said Mrs. Goose.
It's foolish to bo sick. And so I never
mil. At least I hardly ever get sick,"
"That's good," said Madame Swan
politely. To herself she was thinking
how conceited It was of Mra. Goose to
say that she was never foolish, when
her very family name meant foolish
"Of course, of course It's good," snld
Mrs. Goose. "Why should It be bad?
You do u great deal of senseless chat
Madame Swan mnde no remark, as
she didn't want to quarrel with Mrs.
"Good Morning," Said Mrs. Goose.
Goose, who was very much given to
arguments nnd rows.
"What do you think of the black
ducks?" nsked Mndnmo Swnn after a
"I don't think of them," said Mrs.
Goose. "It's n waste of time."
"I saw Mrs. Black Duck push Mrs.
'White Duck Into the wnter this morn
ing," said Madame Swan.
"Did you?" cackled Mrs. Goose.
"Well, I didn't, nnd I nm not In the
least sorry that I didn't. For I am
"Does that menn you don't wnnt mo
"It doesn't mean nnythlng except
that I am busy. I am taking n little
irest just now. But when I begin work
.again I shall not pay any attention
!to you. You may stay around If you
wnnt to I don't enre but I won't
answer your silly questions nnd re
mnrks." Now Madame Swan knew that Mrs.
Goose was always rnthor disagreeable,
;and so she didn't feel hurt nt anything
Mrs. uooso sniu. uesides, airs. uonscui
. . . . - ai
had always quite amused her.
"What Is It you are going to be busy
about?" nsked Mndnmo Swnn.
"My singing I" said Mrs. Goose, giv
ing a shriek.
"Oh, gracious," snld Madame Swan.
"What are you going to sing?" To her
self she thought that Mrs. Goose need
not be worried for fear of her asking
questions then she would hurry away
(when Mrs. Goose began to sing I
"I'm going to sing a solo which
means I am going to sing all alone.
Then I shnll sing n duet with Mr.
Gander, which menus the two of us
will sing together. And then there
will be n chorus by the little geese,
which will menn thnt they will all sing
together. And Mr. Goose will slag
by himself, too."
"And why nre you so much Interest
ed In singing, pray tell?" nsked
"Because," snld Mrs. Goose, "tho
other day some Grownups were pnss
Ing. One of them said, 'Oh, Goodness,
did you ever In nil your life hear any
thing like thnt voice of the goose over
there?' And tho grownups pointed
straight at me.
"Then another one said, 'That old
fellow (moaning Mr. Gander) and nil
tho little geeso hnvo tho same sort of
"Now after that there Is nothing fur
us to do but to sing, for we nre wast
ing great tnlents when we don't."
Madame Swnn had hidden her face
behind her wing for she wnnted to
laugh so hard. Instend she gave a
queer cough. "But," she said, "they
didn't say they thought your vol-es
wero beautiful, did they?"
"They didn't have to say that," s ad
Mrs. Goose. "They Just spoke of "ur
voices. They couldn't help It. for nfif-r
I had thought about It I realized wo
nil did have voices."
"But not singing voices," smd
Madame Swnn gently. She was thli
ing of tin earaches there would hi- tn
the farmyard If the geeso family t""v
to singing nil the time, or what th ,v
"We're not birds, nor nre we w
biers," said Mrs. Goose, "but wo lit
voices. There are many who use tit- ir
voices who can't sing. So If we lm e
exceptionally fine voices or except i
ally loud ones, we'll use them tli: ' s
And ns Madame Swan hurried "ff
the geese all started using their vol--"
their queer, shrill, ugly voices.
Good Birthday Gift.
A potted plant or bouquet of fl
era mnkes a good birthday gift.
1 Scene nt the Mlueola, Long lMnnri, government uvlntlon field, showing some or the machines assembled
there nnd the new hangars Just built. 2 Miss Sally Simpson, it graduate of Smith college nnd Oxford, who Is
organizing the mobilization of students of girls' colleges for the National League for Woman's Service. Jl
The Hungnrlan house of parliament at Budapest. In which city there has been revolutionary rioting. 4 Tho
machine gun mount Invented by Wlllse M. Lawrence nnd offered to the government; It Is shown operating at
00 degrees for defense ngnlnst airplane nttnek.
Secretary of War Baker awarding diplomas to members of the class of 11)17 at West l'oint Military academy,
and, above, the review of the cadets by Mr. Buker, Major General Scott nnd others. Tho class was graduated two
ntonths earlier than usual owing to the war.
The new United States dreadiutught New Mexico, wine .auumu
.Miss Margaret O. Do Baca, daughter o fthe late Governor L'e Baca, who was
ship of tho Idaho, under construction at Camden, N. J., and the Mississippi,
She will hnvo n displacement of !12,()()0 tons and a speed of Ul knots. Her
22 five-inch guns and four 21-inch torpedo tubes. Her co iiplenieut will be
BRITISH COMMISSION IN WASHINGTON
Arrival of the British war council commission at the residence In Wnxii
int'toii provided for Its occupancy, nnd A. J, Balfour and Secretary Lauslng
I Di li i ,i"d nt the Union stutlon uh the commission arrived,
r rr- . IT -Xw-w. r i Hi MIiiMHI I I I Hi iHIHill I 111 I i ,
.1,1. uiimiMv.....i. V
lie .m-w lork navy yard Monday, and
Its sponsor. The New Mexlcils a slstetf
recently launched nt Newport, News, Vnt
armament will consist of 12 14-Inch guns,
1,050 olllcers nnd men.
GUARDING WHITE HOUSE
, Guards nt the gates of the White
House have been provided with telo-,
phones connected directly with the
White House switchboard. Each goto
Is In Instant communication with all
the forces which guard tho president.
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