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PRIL 28, 1942TIA ~IIIG N JA

Mi1itary
'IEmblems,
Chevrons Lead
Il 1942 Styles
Epaulets Square Off Shoulders;
'Good Neighbor' Hues To Be
High Style Through Summer
Chevron bedecked sleeves, epaulet
laden shoulders and emblazoned in-
signia form convincing evidence that
the military sway still reins over 1942
women's fashions.
Not only do the prevalent "V" for
Victory, shiny military buttons and
khaki and navy materials denote the
military trend but the scarcity of
pleat and the soon-to-be-effective
absence of bright colors proves wom-
eni's "all out for defense" efforts. In
case you're anticipating a little orig-
inality along these linestwhy not ask
your favorite draftee to send you
athentic buttons and buckles of his
rank and force; you'll have to admit
it's different . . . and practical!
Vies With Military
Vying with the military trend for
first place in the fashion spotlight
is the South American-Mexican in-
fluece. Cool, square-neck peasant
diesses with huge dirndl skirts trim-
med with Mexican sampler prints will
turn heads this summer. Smart print
linen skirts topped with dark full
sleeved linen blouses are scheduled
to be popular this year.
lven the formals have taken the
trend. White silk jerseys boasting a
gay Mexican rose print are being
fehturedxfornsummer dancing. Black
calico is seeing its day again for Mex-
ican-styled formals are being de-
signed with bright strips of contrast-
ing calico circling the voluminous
sirts.' A gay colored drawstring adds
a 'touch of color to the neckline.
Mexican Symbols Used
Mexican and Indian symbols print-
ed on snowy white pique makes strik-
ing material for those "different-
looking" formals. Gay plaid or flow-
ered cotton skirts topped with a
sheer drawstring peasant blouse will
be seen this summer. And incidental-
ly they're voted tops for comfort on
warm summer evenings.
Your grandmother's aprons are
staging acomeback with gusto this
summer and will be worn for even
the most formal occasions. Especially
dramatic are the black linen crash
fronted with dainty aprons of the
same material trimmed with a con-
trasting white eyelet ruffle.
Aprons Over Frocks
Cotton frocks may be accented
with a multi-pleated apron of the
same material enlivened with bright
rick, rack trim. Better yet, resort to
«odey's and display a little original-
ity on your own hook.j
Cotton suits have hit a new high
this summer both for coolness and!
practicability. What with everyone!
dashing from volunteer work to de-
fense- classes it is of utmost impor-
tance to be comfortable as well as
neat. Seersuckers and ginghams are
the' favorites with emphasis on de-
taehable white pique collars and
cuffs. They're tubable and at the
same time easy on the eyes!
I eversible Handbags .
Add Practical Note H
To Spring Collection
If you've been criticizing "your
man" for not too smooth an appear-
ance due to bulging pockets stop this
minute and reconsider . . . and it's

ten to one b'et his pockets are in the
condition they're in thanks to your
cramming them full of your belong-
ings. If such is your case, why not
treat yourself to a pocket book of
your own and carry it!
This summer there are especially!
good-looking ones on the market.!
Tate for instance those over the!
shoulder saddle leather bags studded
with shining military insignia. An-
other good idea is those alligator1
leather canteen bags of the non-
squashable variety.
For more practical purposes buy a
reversible linen or tubbable cotton
bag with a smart wooden fastener.
If you choose a plain color be sure to
have it monogrammed and for those
of you who need a filing ctabinet to
keep track of the contents of your
purse, be sure to get the sectioned
bags with special compartments for
your cigarettes, make-up and fan
mail.
Mexican straw envelope pocket-
books are being featured this summer
interwoven with bright colored flow-
ers for that extra dash of color.

Influence

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New

Spring

Fashions

A Feminine Hat Is A Beau-Catcher

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Romans Had Clothes Priorities
There has been a lot of talk lately fabrics, gold and silver jewelry, and
about the War Productions Board prcos ys rhe girls were good

rulings limiting the amounts of
material tobe used in women's cloth-
ing. We hear too that there will beI
shortages in familiar fabrics and
trimming materials. Do we face an
ersatz age, without zippers, costumej
jewelry, wool, silk, or even a full
range of colors?
Cheer up, girls! You aren't the
first generation to experience a little
enforced sacrifice of fashion in the
interests of the state.
Happened Before
As far back as the second century
B.C. when Rome was hard put to it
to keep the Punic Wars running on
an "all out" basis Roman women
were forbidden the use of expensive
Pam-Amer icart

sports about this, so history tells us,
and cooperated with a will for the
duration of the struggle, but after
the successful conclusion of the war'
they felt inclined to dress up and cel-
ebrate the victory. It was at this
point that Marcus Porcius Cato, fam-
ous through the centuries for his
"bluenose" attitudes toward practi-
cally everything, declared that the
laws should be kept in force. He said
that luxury would be the ruin of the
Roman home and state.
The ladies did not agree. They or-
ganized a demonstration to show the
Senate how they felt about the whole
thing. Cato urged his fellow men
to be steadfast, declaring that if the
women successfully bulldozed them
this time thenext thing they'd be
after would be the vote itself!
Laws Repealed

Jewelry Falls
Victim Of War
Production Ills
Transition Stage Characterizes
Costume Jewelry; Plastics I
Are Predicted To Take Lead;
By PIL PRESENT
Costume jewelry is now in a sort
of transition stage, but it won't be
long before the jewelry we have been
used to seeing will be practically ex-
tinct.
Jewelry designed from almost any
type of precious or semi-precious
stone is almost impossible to secure,
and in its place leather, wood and
plastic materials are being used. Be-
sides stones, metals of all sorts are
being held back for defense use, but
at present silver is about the most
plentiful of the metallic materials.
Plastic is probably the most pre-
valent material in which jewelry may
be seen, because so many astonishing
things can be done with it. Many
lovely summer pieces in every shape
and color are made from this mater-
ial. Very pretty are the pastel flower
pins, necklaces and bracelets of plas-
tic. These come in different combina-
tions, bracelets and pins to match
and necklaces and bracelets in iden-
tical style.
Bow Pins Smart
A really smart combination of jew-
elry in plastic of a glassy sort is the
bow pin with half moon earrings to
match, both in a unusual rose shade.
Somewhat similar to plastic jewelry
are the iridescent and cloudy bead
types of jewelry. These are made
from a nylon composition and may
soon disappear from stock. These
beads are made up into necklaces,
bracelets and even earrings. In com-
binations they would add a lovely
touch to a simple white summer dress.
The most beautiful of this .iridescent
jewelry is the rainbow type. It is a
clear glass substance which reflects
all colors of the rainbow.
Hammered Silver Plentiful
Hammered silver jewelry is still
plentiful and may be found in some
very attractive pieces. Wishbones,
real-looking frogs, lobsters and crabs
are designed in this material and
make stunning lapel pieces. Other
smart looking items are the seal with
a balanced ball and a boots and crop
pin.
Wood is the big game in the new
summer jewelry. Wooden beads in
pastels, red and blue are the most
popular for rhyming with this sea-
son's cottons and sheer silks. These
beads are made up into necklaces and
bracelets.
Sporty Pins Are Seen
Besides that type of wooden jew-
elry, the sportier pins are seen in
clever designs. These pins are design-
ed in animal styles such as horses,
giraffes, and dogs. Along with the
animal jewelry, one of the best look-
ing items is the horse pin in a, glassy
bronze plastic composition. BacI; to
wooden jewelry, smart pieces are the
lengthy question marks and musical
notes with gold balls adding decor-
ation.
Leather is a big game, to, and
promises to continue injewelryfor
some time yet. Lovely lapel pieces
are made of this material, and due to
the war efforts feathers are being
used for decoration on them.
Broomstick Skirts
Dispaey Large Prints
The broomstick skirt is still be-
specking campus, only with bigger
and brighter prints this season, We
must keep up our morale" is a slogan
which milady is taking to heart, by
expressing herself in her dress.

Chintz has been taken into the
family of possible materials used in
making these colorful skirts. Nor is
this style and material limited to
sport clothes for many shops are now
featuring it in formal clothes.

By SHIRLEY RASKEY
With the first breath of spring,
the doors of the formal closets fly
open and last year's nets, chiffons,
and cottons pour forth. But they
really don't look so good, do they?
The color is lather faded, that bow
needs retacking, and the "oomph"
they seemed packed with has dimin-
ished to a mere nothing.
In view of these morale-defeating
facts- a new formal is the order of
the day. All loving dads may now
come to the aid of their beloved
daughters. And after the check from
home arrives the task will be fairly
easy for the shops are filled with
flattering gowns in any style you may
desire, from the brightest of prints
to conservative black-and-white.
Pique With Flowers
Filling the first category of bright
prints in an able style is a white'
pique covered with large red flowers.
This style features a halter neckline,
modified by a white pique bow and
binding. The lines of the dress are
princess and fall, into soft, full folds
to make-up a flattering skirt.
A more conservative version of
this style is one which combines a
white jersey with red and white
striped paper taffeta. The white
bodice is beautifully draped and em-
phasized by a red flower on the
shoulder. It features a long waisted
"covered-up" cut, with elbow length
sleeves.
Skirt Is Striped
As in the previous number this
skirt is also cut in folds, brought out
by the diagonal stripes. Complete
this outfit with a red flower nestled
in your coiffure and obtain the status
of a dashing senorita.
A sensible, serviceable, and beau-
tiful material has been found for
summer formals in the form of wash-
able crepe. Many floral designs may
be found in this fabric. One of the
most attractive features blue lilacs.'
Made in a design featuring a high
back, elbow length sleeves, and a full
skirt, this gown will carry you
through the summer to garden par-
ties, dinner parties, or dances at the
club.
Turning from the colorful to the
realm of black-and-whtie, we reach
the ultimate in sophistication. For
those whose delciate beauty needs
something more severe by way of con
trast, from what the colorful fabrics
have to offer, should concentrate on
this division of spring and summer
formals.
Leading the parade is a black chif-

Sing A Song
ofCottons!f
And you'll be singing with joy once
you see these gay, carefree cottons.
Seersucker suits that you'll want to
wear forever, and dirndls, 2-piece
suits, and tailored golf dresses.
$3.95 o$10.95
Campus Shop
305 south State/
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fon accented with white eyelet. The
latter takes the form of white invert-
ed V-shaped insets in the skirt, and
a short bolero jacket, which covers
what was a low backed gown support-
ed by black velvet straps. Black chif-
fon, which formerly belonged to the
winter selection, has now been adopt
ed as the daughter of summer fash-,
ion.
How About Jersey
Another member of this group is
a black jersey combined with white
lace. This is the perfect dress for-
that unfortunate who has experi-
enced a terrific sunburn with two
white stripes down her back. The
front is fastened high at the throat
with a wedge-shaped cutout just be-
low.
Give your wardrobe an extra shot
in the arm with a white cotton trim-
med in blue lace. The blue lace trims
the square neckline, the small puffed
sleeves, and the dividing line between
the long-waist and the skirt.
This One's Washable
When the need is urgent for a
fresh gown, and the cleaners deem
it humanly impossible to return it to

Spring Formals Feature Many New Styles
In Black And WhiteAnd Very Bright Prints

you in time for the dance, toss this
little number in the tub and turn out
looking like spring taking human
form.
Don't forget the trick of using
fresh flowers to complete y6ur cos-
tume. Tuck one in your hair, or tie
a number of small, flowers. around
your waist, or insert them in open-
ings in your skirt to provide a floral
fragrance to accompany those melod-
ious waltzes.
The peasant influence has main-
tained its hold on formal fashion
through the winter months and come
through still running on the hit par-
ade. Combine a simple white blouse,
flowered skirt, and brilliant sash to
make up an outfit sufficiently' smart
to enhance your charms. Chintz has
been officially accepted as a suitable
fabric for this style.
Careful heed should be paid to the
warnings of the government. If full
skirts are your pet, purchase now and
purchase well-made, serviceable
gowns, for this may be the last sea-
son of flowing hemlines. Beauty is
expensive so try to preserve it
through the coming trials.

IT en o OTs But the Senators, perhaps thinking
of the scenes that would await them
at home that evening, repealed the
laws then and there on the grounds
that the women had done their part
Naturalness, incorporated with during the emergency. "The women
"South of the Border" colors will be have their way" -they know how to
the keynote of the summer makeup. get it.

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Darker toned powders, to match tan-
ning skins, and brilliant lipsticks are
being featured for summer wear.
Clear crimson, and deep, vibrant reds
are the most favorable shades in lip-
stick and nailpolish, but one salon
is featuring a clear red with a domi-
nant shade of rose.
This same salon has put on gen-
eral sale "aquabelle" makeup which
was designed especially for the girls
in the Aquacade. This makeup will
not come off in the water, and it is
just the thing for girls who turn mer-
maid in the summer. The line of
waterproof cosmetics runs from mas-
cara to powder base.
For The Beach
For those first few days on the
beach while your expanse of bare
skin is a startling, glaring white,
there is now on the market "liquid
stockings." While at first this was
meant to substitute for stockings
only, it can now be spread over the
body to substitute for the as-yet-
lacking golden glow.
This lot has a cream base, and
will not dry your skin. Another ad-
vantage is the fact that it does not
come off in the water, and can only
be removed by scrubbing with soap
and water.
For The Fair
If you are the fair-skinned, easily
sunburned type, there are many ex-
cellent preparations available that
will prevent you from looking like a
cooked lobster, after a sunbath. These
protective creams, lotions and oint-
ments range from creamy, white sub-
stances to waterlike liquids.
Various types of oils, including
banana and cocoanut oils, are also
good preventatives. One manufac-
turer has facilitated the carrying of
these lotions by putting them in cap-
sules. This makes it possible for you
to carry lotion with you wherever
you go.

Smart Women Try
To Extend Wardrobe
With Various Belts
The popular trick of smart women
everywhere is to make a limited
wardrobe appear extensive by a
simple change of accessories. One of
the most important of these acces-
sories, when dealing with summer
I dresses, is a belt.
One of the most practical styles
f is made of vari-colored straw woven
into a wide, firm belt. The combin-
ation of colors enables it to be worn
with any costume and to prove an
accentuating feature. Also on the
practical side is the fact that it can
be washed very easily, due to the
fact it is fastened by two small ties
rather than a buckle.
In the category of a fad is a -style
which many coeds have recently
adopted to wear with a 'skirt and
blouse. This is two dog collars fast-
ened in front and back, and does a
nice job as a conversation piece. A
variation of this is a full sized belt.
which features two groupings of three
studs in lively colors to brighten any
summer dress.

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BRIQHT NOTE!.
Gay hankies in prints and solid
shades to add a dash of color -

Of Course you feel gay and carefree
with the coming of Spring-and we
have clothes that will suit this mood.
ColgrfuL prints in blues, greens, yel-
lows that will brighten anyone's day,
and in the new color, Turf, being

clothes for work . .. clothes for
dress . . clothes for play.. . or
clothes for classes-you're sure
to find dresses you're sure to like
among the original selection of
late Spring and Summer dresses

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