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Chiffon Gown Spins Web Of Beauty

Are Preferred

In Wool Pastel
Evening Coats Are Trimmed
With Touches Of Fur; Some
Are Designed For Double Duty
even those lucky people who own
fur chubbies, are a little envious of
those of us who expect to open a huge,'
tinsel box under the tree and find
one of these stunning new formal
Wool wraps preferably pastels are
still predominant this season. Light
blues, aquas, and pale greens make
stunning coats that can be worn with
almost any color formal. These wraps
are usually cut princess style, and
display lovely designs of beads and
braid around the collar. Some are
made in cape-style with gold braid in
military fashion on the square cut
For An All Night Stand
Nothing could be nicer to sport on
New Year's even than a kelly green
military cape with gold braid over a
white chiffon formal. If you really
want to go sophisticated you'll love
a black wool beautifully cut long coat
trimmed with sparkling black sequin#.
Like everything else this season,
formal wraps too are being trimmed'
with touchies of fur. One of the spot-
lights of the season is a white wool
one with a beaver Peter Pan collar
and three huge beaver buttons down,
the center. Also very smart, but per-'
haps a little out of the ordinary is the
black velvet wrap with a small barrel
muff to match, both of which are
trimmed with ermine tails.
Wrap Up In This
Wraps this year are not only being
designed for warmth, but also for
the practical aspect. Many can be
worn both for formal wear and semi-
sport occasions. One of these double1
duty creations is a white teddy bear
skin jacket. These are also very smart
in red and dark green.
Taffeta is even taking its place in
this, season of glitter and glamour.
A black taffeta wrap lined with a deep
rose will make the people back home
turn around and admire you-just
home for the holiday vacation.
Those of you who can't quite stretch
the pocket-book to include a new
wrap in your wardrobe, or have no
hopes of finding one on Christmas
morning need not feel badly how-
ever, because last year's won't be out
of place, since there has been no radi-
cal change in this fashion field.
Toy To Please Child
For that "something different"
touch for a problem child we suggest'
a real wood1en cradle that's unusually
decorative. It can be used for any-
thing from rocking a baby doll to
guarding the nursery library.


Santa Asked For Peace Present

Santa dear, what I want most for
Christmas isn't to be found in the
stores, it doesn't came on those ver-
dant evergreen trees bedecked with
glittering ornaments, nor can you
purchase it for any amount of money.
I want Man to come to his senses,
'realize that he is a dignified human
being and that civilized people do not
and must not resort to bloodshed no
matter what the end may be.
Peace and toleration sound rather
out-of-harmony with our world this
year in light of events transpiring in
Europe and yes, in America too. Yet,
what is Christmas for but to realize
the "Peace on earth, good will to-
wards men"' motto and Santa, how
can we have a real Christmas and
one which has a meaning while our
world is in the throes of a struggle
which carries with it bloodshed, suf-
fering, human intolerance of the
worst sort, mental anguish and fears.

Christmas this year will be differ-
ent not only in Europe, if they have
much of a holiday at all, but also
right here in the U. S. Many famil-
ies will have a brother, husband,
sweetheart, or friend missing when
th'e presents are passed around, and
the turkey is sliced, for the army has
had to draw on all groups so that
it may be well-prepared to defend
our nation; so that man will again
fight man.
The phrase "human dignity"' is one
which has been forgotten I guess,
Santa. People don't even remember
that He died for that very thing-
tolerance, security, understanding-
these too are ideals which man has
gained in the past and made them
work; let them do so now.'
Make man realize Santa, that we
cannot gain peace through fighting,
a peace that will be everlasting.

Novel Trends
Are Featured
By Season's
New Formals
Ballerina Skirts, Silk Jersey
With Matching Mitts, Peplums
Are Styles Being Shown Now
There are some definite, new trends
in formals this season and, if New
York styles progress this far west,
we will all find ourselves appearing
in the ultra-graceful, ballerina skirt-
ed evening gown.
These formals have full, full skirts
which fall only to the middle of the
ankle, displaying honest-to-goodness
ballet shoes or a reasonable facsimile.
A white lace gown, with long sleeves
and a heart-shaped neck, batiste
waist and ballerina skirt is an almost
guaranteed sensation.
Ostrich Feather Styles
Ostrich feathers are coming into
the limelight this year as the main
theme of a 6fown. White feathers bor-
dering the neck and extending over
the shoulders is ultra glamorous.
We saw a "honey" of a dress today
and will make bets as to the rapidity
with which this style trend will travel.
The dress is black silk jersey top,
short sleeves and heart-shaped neck,
over a full white lace skirt. The "dif-
ference" of the gown lies in the fact
that there is a huge red poppy
stitched to the waist matched by long
scarlet mitts.
Sequins Are Popular
Two-material dresses seem to have
come to stay. We find a predominance
of stiff brocaded tops over net or mar-
quisette skirts. And we love this
style for what it does for the figures-,
the wide, starched skirts seem to
reduce waists to the minimum.
The little woman of today has a
great desire to be typed as strictly
feminine. She seems, according to
the styles of the moment, to have
taken a shine to shine, and we find
h great numler of sequins sprinkling
the collection of seasonal formals. Se-
quinsmight compose a whole top of
a dress or may merely outline the
neck and sleeves. One creation was
a strictly simple white chiffon with
shining sequins applied to ten inches
or so of the hem.
Linen Lace Is New
An absolutely' brand-new theme has
appeared this year in the form of
black applique linen lace over blue
or peach moire or satin. The lace is
appliqued in a definite pattern-per-
haps causing an illusion of decolite
by use of the lace on a cover-up dress.
Peplums are a thing of today and
an effective application of this trend
can be observed in the gown of light
blue satin and net. The peplum of
starched net. extends from the waist
about eight inches and is bordered
with the satin which composes the
Everywhere we turn we see formals
of white. White seems to be abso-
lutely the color of the year and pastels
run a very close second. For ultra-
sophistication we suggest an outfit
which combines the peplum and the
color of the year. There there's a din-
ner suit of wgite jersey which has a
long long, jacket with a flaring pep-
Winter Winds
Will Demand
Warm Mittens

Cold hands may mean warm heart,
but that's no sign you should go with-
out gloves all winter to prove it.
Chapped hands are so, unattractive,
and mittens this year are so fetching
that it's silly not to take advantage
of such a practical item to add to your
fad collection.
For instance, you might sally forth
to some of the local shops and take
a gander at the new touchdown mitts
made of leather and laced up the back
like a football.
"The Monkey's Paw"
Or you could try to match your new
argyle sweater with a pair of mittens
in the same design. "The Monkey's
Paw" is also represented by knitted
gloves with leather insets on the
palms, and Grandma's mop mittens
make a warm, shaggy little number
for very cold weather.
Elbow-length cable-stitched mit-
tens are best when one wishes to go
skiiing or tobogganing, for they pro-
tect wrists and arms from snow and
wind. They're easy to knit, so you
might make a pair to go with ski
socks and stocking cap.
Capeskin Not Durable
For more formal wear, the cape-
skin glove has become very popular.
Tt comes in all sorts of colors and
can be used for even the most formal
of evening gloves, though it is mostly
made up into the "shortie." However,
if you are looking for great durability,
capeskin is not your dish. Being a
synthetic leather, it is not washable,
nor is it as durable as pigskin or doe-
skin. It's one main advantage is that
it comes in every color there is and
consequently is more versatile.

Holidays Bring
Qift Problems
To Shoppers.
No sooner are blue book worries
over with the coming of Christmas
vacation than the worry of what to
get roommate, boy friend and rela-
tives for Christmas is staring you in
the face. You want to give something
that is different and yet something
that he or she will like and you are
a mental wreck' from thinking up
new ideas for gifts.
There are many new and novel gift
suggestions this year and the way to
pick the right gift is to consider the
person's hobbies, crazes and whims
and give something he or she would
like but wouldn't buy for himself.
A Perfume Necklace
If your roommate or cousin dotes
on perfume or jewelry, get her a per-
fume neoklace, which is a chain with
ten or twelve tiny colored different
shaped bottles of perfume suspended
in place of the usual ornaments. Be-
sides serving two purposes, it is so
novel that it will be the pride of her
Almost every girl has a rag doll or
animal collection and a gift of a
woolie lamb, bear, elephant or panda
will be welcomed by one and all. The
animals are made in varying sizes
and can be bought for almost any
price you wish to pay.
On A Smaller Scale
If your man's hobby is horses, boats,
or golf, you can't give him a new
horse, sailboat or set of golf clubs, but
by browsing through gift shops you
can find gifts from ash trays to belts
which carry out the theme of his
Your grandmother or aunt will
love some small china animals for
her knick-knack shelf. The expres-
sions on the faces of miniature skunks,
horses and hippopotami are human:
like and clever.
After looking over, considering and
debating on all the opportunities of-
fered by gift shops you may still be
in a quandry of indecision. If this
happens, you can always give a cash-
mere sweater.
If you would, have him think
of you more often, why not send
him a silver match covering with
your picture inclosed to brighten
his days at camp. This unusual
gadget has space for identification
and a picture 11/2"x 2" as well as a
match pack.

Gif ts that are
"Personally Yours"r
Here are gifts that really speak from
the heart - gifts that are distinctly
personal and thoughtful.
igitialed HANDKERCHIEFS for men and women.
Large BATH TOWELS especially for "him".
LUNCHEON SETS for Mother (prints and hand-made).
BABUSHKAS for Sister.
10 NIcKELs ARCADE "Always reasonably priced"

Are you one of the lucky few who
are contemplating a trip to the sunny
South or by chance a cruise tg some
nearby isle this Christmas? If not,
hope you can digest a forecast for
southern fashions as it will probably
coincide with summer styles this
You'll probably make a mad dash
to the train in tweeds: jerkin style
long jacket, matching pleated tweed
skirt and winter coat flung over one
arm. It'll be grand to breathe re-
freshing Florida air once you hit the
South, and what fun can be had with
the right wardrobe!
White Wool Is Tops
The long torso informal dress in
linen, jersey and silk can't be topped.
Square necks and V necks head the
list. Short sleeves, tiny waists and
flared skirts are always slated for
compliments. If you're looking for
double duty dresses, the new white
wool with gay peasant bandings can't
be beat for Florida nights, and are
also due for popularity for cooler
Michigan eves. Prints Are still pre-
ferred. Choose one in a dirndl style,
tight bodice or a perennial favorite,
the classic shirtwaist dress.
To the beach: solid colored terry-
cloth robe with big pearl buttons in
imitation of campus camel hair fav-
orite just seems to go with high clogs
or gay colored play sandals. Jersey
swim suits are gaining popularity but
the lastex with hand sewn seams is
still top choice. Dressmaker suits are
smarter than ever this year. If you
favor shorts, knee length style, jer-
kin top and long sleeves complete one
popular choice.
Flogida is just like Michigan and

a rainy day is always bound to come
up. If so, don flannel slacks and hip
length matching jacket, or try those
denim outfits with smart cuffs and
pearl button jackets. If you must go
on one of those gift shopping sprees.
a simple sports dress in linen or cham-
bray and spectators will look neat
on Lincoln Road, favorite shopping
Now to the popular topic of for-
mals. We usually hate to shop for
these but what fun to- wear them.
Buffant skirts, tight bodices, heart
shaped necklines and tiny sleeves are
still widely featured . Jersey is always
a classic summer choice, and with a
neat jacket it serves double purpose.
If you can dig up last summer's white
pique, cotton or gingham gown it will
be just nifty.
For Over The Formal
For a wrap, if you're lucky, choose
a fur jacket. If not, a three quarter
white wool coat with military shoul-
derline fits nicely over any formal.
Fleece jackets with ribbons adding a
cardigan effect serve double or triple
duty, for morning, afternoon or eve-
ning wear. Add finishing touches with
popular designer's new style low heel-
ed or wedge evening slippers. They're
made in most every conceivable color
and are really smooth.
Here's a big feather in your cap;
a four in one suggestion. It includes
a silk blouse, contrasting shorts,
slacks and lastly an evening skirt with
cummerbund top. The blouse man-
ages to fit in with all, and if you wish
to save packing space and still, look
chic, it's a top rate suggestion.

Winter Cruise Styles To Forecast
Next Summer's Fashion News


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ig ideas in little gifts
are featured at the
arcade jewelry shop
Let song and merriment and a superb new
Elgin wvatch mark fittingly the " certain"
man's Christmas.

On Christmas morning,

there is

nothing that could brings more joy
to a /ivoman's heart than one of our

rings. Set in precious gold


ings, the beautif i

stones are of

future styl ig'.
No woman could resist loving one
of our ELGIN watches. In their
natural rose gold cases, they combine
accitrate performance with grace
and stile.
Any smoker would enjoy receiving a RONSON
lighter for his or her extra-special gift. We suggest

HERE'S A -LEAF ripped right out of Santa's book on ""How to
Please at Christmas Time" ... Give Luggage! It's bound to
bring real pleasure to anyone who ever travels . . . and you
who select your Luggage gifts from Wilkinson's will find
yourselves responsible for giving an extra thrill. ilkinson's
Luggage is so much more luxurious, so much more fun to own.
lower right . . . SKY ROBE . . . . $42.50
lower left . . . TRAIN CASE . . . $30.00

upper right ... PULLMAN CASE

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upper left . . . BOND STREETER . $47.15

you Put this on your "nust" list.

arcade jewelry shop

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