The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, September 18, 1917, Image 7
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. WFSIVBiC WW About the New Blouse. In a scnson when quiet colors nnd reserved designs' prevail In suits and 'lints and the rule Is for simplicity In idress, the new blouses appear to be quite Independent of these Ideas. Ex cept for lingerie blouses and plain shirtwaists, much like those of the pioneer days In blouses, the new mod els enter a brllllnnt and vivid coin pnny, In colors and decorations, com pelling the eyes. They save the day ifor a season that would otherwise bo too tame. Costume blouses of georgette crepe, ,are made In flame red, petunia orchid, purple, gold, green (emerald) char treuse, wine, and In pale tones as well. iBead work of American Indian Insplra !tlon and embroidery of East Indian origin sparingly used furnish the logical decoration for these more or Hess vivid flashes of color. . Lingerie blouses nre of another or ;dcr entirely. They are made of fine voile or batiste or organdie, with the finest voiles favored. They are not ;by any means Inexpensive when the work of making and decorating them Is fall done by hand as It Is In the best jexamples of this kind of blouse. Ml Imite, hand-run tucks, Inlays of real lace and embroidered applique, worked iby hand, bring prices ranging from jtwelve to twenty-flve dollars each. But (voile Is so durable and so fine that it merits the time spent In doing hand work on it. One of the simpler new models Is shown In the picture. It Is of line white voile with all seams hemstitched, and is trimmed with Venetian lace. Its especially new feature appears In the wide jabot ends gathered to the sailor collar at each side. The sleeves are full and prettily finished at the hand with their fullness gathered Into a band which Is hemstitched to a nar row flaring cuff. The blouse fastens with small, heavy pearl buttons and a lace Insertion is set at each side of the hem in the front. Indefinable, but Unmistakable. "I'm blest if I know what you wom en want with dressmakers nowadays; cut a hole for your head In a piece of stuff and tie It In around the waist and there you are!" So said a smart soldier man on leave, whoso own uni form wns Immaculate. "I have" a good mind to follow your directions and take a walk in the park with you," countered his wife. It Is dllllcult to see where the modiste's skill comes In, for the gowns of today lit uowhero and disguise rather than Improve the figure. All the same, the costume turned out by a ilrst rate house has a style about it Indefinable, but unmis takable. That Is what we women cheerfully pay for. Velvet Hats for Fall. Although you muy make your choice among hats of innny different shapes the chances are that it will fall upon something made of velvet, either plain or paume and that that something will be simply trimmed. The capellne, the casque, the toque and the turbnn shapes, varied and Interpreted In many ways they are nil here. And they are dressed up In velvet sometimes of two kinds and often of two colors. Since the mntter of trimming Is easily dis posed of that of mnklng and draping the hat may take much time. Soft crowns are everywhere. In the llrst hat shown in the group above, n wide brimmed shape, covered with paume velvet, hns a crown that Is a puff, accordion plaited; both these facts marking it a hnt of the hour. Its jtrimmlng Is an ornament of Jet and jit is a brilliant nll-bluck triumph of millinery art. ! The benutifully draped turbun In petunia velvet hns a very narrow drooping brim. All the draping flows upward In graceful lines from the cen ter of the crown where a wing Is posed. It Is In the color of the velvet but In various shades and follows the lines of the flower-like drapery. An odd shape not easily classllled appears In the third hat. It lays claim to originality nnd Is made of gray vel vet on a shape that turns hack oft the face. A pair of gray wings with bright lrrldescent feuthers at the front sug gest a scarab, and they are mounted tint against the turned-back brim. In dressy hats as in afternoon and evening gowns, much more attention Is given to draping materials than for many seasons and draperies that con form to beautiful lines, serve to set off rich fabrics. DUCKS AND PIGS. "Brother Bacon," commenced Dad dy, "who was also a grandson of Pork I'lg, decided that he would like to have a party. " 'I haven't had one In such a long time,', he squealed. 'I think I should hnve one. I'lgs should be trented well these days with pig meat so expensive. " 'Now that people havj come to see that we are very wonderful, we cer tainly should not treat ourselves bad ly.' '"Aren't wo treating you well?' ask ed Miss limn. " 'Not unless you give mo u party,' said Brother Baton. " 'lie Is right.' said Pinky I'lg. 'Wo should have a party. We should let the whole world know that we are fond of ourselves too.' " 'They've always known that,' said Mrs. Duck. '"xVnd pray tell, how have th'ey known such a thing?' asked Grand father Porky Pig. "'Because,' said Mrs. Duck, who had wobbled Into the barnyard to hear the talk, 'thoy have always known you were fond of yourselves because they have called you pigs.' " 'That doesn't mean anything,' said Brother Bacon. '"Why not?' quacked Mrs. Duck. " 'Wo were called pigs long before they used the, name to mean someone selfish, said Grandfather Porky. " 'Maybe so,' said Mrs. .Duck, 'but I can't remember so far back. As long "Good Day," Quacked Mrs. Duck. ns I have known the bnrnynrd yon have always been called by the family name of pig. And ns long us I can remember nil selfish, greedy people were called pigs.' '"Wo got the name first,' said Miss Ham, squealing angrily. " 'That's true,' snld Mrs. Duck. 'Now I begin (to see.' " 'Good, said Miss Ham crossly, 'It is about time you began to see.' " 'But maybe it wouldn't please you if I told you how I understood it all so clearly now.' "'You may tell us anything you please,' said Miss nnm. "'Of course,' said Mrs. Duck, 'your family must have been given the name of pig In the first place many years ago. " 'Of course,' squealed the pigs. 'It's an old name, a good old name, and we have never changed it.' " 'But what I want to explain,' said Mrs. Duck, 'is that you must have been given the name first in order for selfish people to bo called by your name too.' '"It doesn't follow nt all,' said Grandfather Porky. "Oh yes, it does,' quncked Mrs. Duck. 'How could, selfish people have ever been called pigs If your family of pigs had. not been greedy?' " 'We can't stop folks from talking,' said Miss nam, who quite plainly saw that Mrs. Duck was right. But he did not want to admit It. "No,' snld Mrs. Duck, 'you can't especially when they are right In what they say.' " 'Anyway,' said Grandfather Porky, 'they may sny wo are greedy and they may have nnmed selfish people nfter us, but It's more of an honor than wus ever paid you, Mrs. Duck; "And how so?' nsked Mrs. Duck, wobbling over nearer to Grandfather Porky. "'People nre never called ducks,' said Grandfather Porky. 'You're not even selfish ducks, you are simply ducks who don't amount to anything. No one could be nnmcd nfter you. You nron't of enough consequence.' " 'Indeed,' quncked Mrs. Duck. 'That shows how little you know, Grandfath er Porky. 'When things are lovely nnd when children are kind and nice you will often henr it snld, "Oh, isn't she n perfect duck!" Now, what have you to say to that, pig family?' "Tho pigs all walked away toward the mud In the pen. They had remem bered hearing something about ducks that was nice, but thoy didn't want to tell Mrs. Duck so. "'I think we must be going,' suld Grandfather Porky. 'Good-day 1' "'Good-day,' quacked Mrs. Duck, as she grinned. 'Of course they had to be going; she said to herself. They said so many wrong things and thoy know it; "Sho wobbled back to tho duck pond to tell the others all about It, nnd the pigs went back to the pen. "Brother Bucon hnd his party in which all the pigs Joined, for thoy thought they needed u good meal and some comfort after such an extremely disagreeable talk I" ft 1 American soldiers in Franco nuiklnu a mud rush fur dm nmfoHrnrh tlmt lu iii-iniin. tiu.m uimi ,.r ..t.. rettes. 12 Princess Barbie, groat granddaughter of Gen. V. S. Grant and daughter of Prince Cnntncuzeno of Itussln, who with her sister nnd brother has been brought to America because of unsettled conditions In Itussln. 3 Sentry on guard In one of the cantonment camps of tho Nntlonal army. OLD GLORY ROOSES ENTHUSIASM IN LONDON Tho sight of Old Urory carried before a contingent of our fighting men roused usually phlegmatic London t the wildest enthusiasm. Tho photograph shows the troops marching through tho city and, Inset, tho king and queer, snlutlng the colors, which are dipped to them. CAUSES OF "STRATEGIC RETREAT" "ACE" RAOUL LUFBERY A AA ?r "iiiv ' a ,-1 Another "strategic" German fotrent Is tho burden of tho news from Flanders. A glance at these busy British guns bunging away at tho Gorman trenches will show tho reason for the strategy. QUALITY THAT WINS SUCCESS No One Need Consider Himself a failure Who Has the Merit of Self-Rellance. Wo would like to see every boy fnke up the spirit of Henley's lines: Not In any rush or boastful wny, but out of respect for himself. A boy must develop his. own personnllty nnd put It to work on his destiny. Ho must not stand bnck, depending on Pap or Uncle .lobe to give him n boost nnd be there to, help him If he fulls. Ho must assist himself. Whenever he doesn't ho Is a failure. It makes no difference how much knowledge or money he hns or how high up In soci ety he Is, If ho hasn't .within him the Impelling force of his Individuality he won't uiuount to much. "Go at some thing now," Is tho only advlco that will materialize Into success. Don't ask dad. Don't wait forever on op portunity. Pitch In and fall a dozen times If necessary, so It Is done with a brave heart, a clean mind ijnd the spirit to work. The boy who relies on somo one else Is half a failure already. Ohio State Journal, 8 .V&rrV if i JS2 Talking Shop. A butcher of some eminence wns Intely In company with several ladles at a game of whist, where, having lost two or three rubbers, one of tho ladles, addressing him, asked: "Pray, sir, what is the stako now?" To which, ever mindful of his occu pation, ho Immediately replied: "Madam, tho host rump I ennnot sell lower tlnin ono nnd nlnopenco n pound." Lieut. Itaoul Lufbery, premier "ace" of the Lafayetto escadrille, who has brought down more than a dozen Ger man airplanes. Recently ho made seven flights In two days and engaged In flvo aerial battles In a single day. Ostrich Eats Anything. The old saw about "A stomach Uko an ostrich," Is not altogether beside tho murk, for tho ostrich will eat literally anything, Including nails and glass. They demand large quantities of gravel or other gritty substances, nnd aro given a regular ration of broken bono and shell every noon.