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THE TTHDIOR DAItT STAR, WINDSOR, ONTARIO, S 1TTRD AT, JTOTEMBER I, l4t: Local Council of Women Hears Address on Canadian Handicrafts r.4GE EIGHT5 Mrs. F. G. Marriott Speaks at Meeting (Kinettes Fete For Husbands! commerce threatens to overwhelm us, we feel like the man who sold his shadow. We have awakened to the discovery that something is very much amiss. Industry itself has reached a kind of stalemate, and commercial design has dried up the fountain of I test-life, in its unintelligent career of copy. A sing-song was led by Mr. Hollo ism. If the development of our way, with Mrs. Walter Kelly at the national taste and style, our regional piano, and presentation of a miniature individuality, is not to be tied onto I birthday cake to Mrs. A. F. McDonald the hind wheels of commerce, we must by Mrs. Orlo Shaw' was another enter cultivate our own designers and allow taining feature of the evening. Mr. which during the last quarter-century for November 12, at the Windsor doubtedly find ourselves motivated by ideals very different from those which T,, T AT Off j inspired the first dizzy decade after I ' L I It! 1 1 ( 1 , I 1918 and which proved so disastrous. it was decided at a recent meeting Values will be entirely changed. Great of the Windsor Male Ensemble to hold problems, and great opportunities will concert on November 25, in memory j face us. A complete re-statement of of the late Mr. Edward Greenhalf, the whole handicraft versus machine I founder and forme director of the problem, with all its varied implies- I ensemble. tions, may prove to be a not unim- choir wi1 be under the direc- I portant part of that re-orientation. tion of Mr. Austin Allen, who has There are two related parts to the been appointed successor to Mr. educational program which will be Greenhalf, and will be held in Temple essential to this end. First, the educa- Baptist church. tion of the handicraft worker, and , , . . , .. , second, the education of the public in Officers were also elected for the the philosophy of handicrafts, and in Lcmmg Mrs' GJeefnh!l1 b appreciation of what is eood and what Fhosen honorary president; Mr. Wilis bad in production, m. Marrtott bam Washer, pnddnt; Mr. Eric Red- 1 1 din, secretary; Mr. Duncan Richard- St. Johns Church first quality for the express purpose I Dinner Thursday I of graduating trained, certificated I J Session Is Staged in Midst of Windsor Guild's Tlirce-f Day Exhibit; Resolution Asks City Be Considered Vulnerable Area JJOINTING out that the develop ment of Canadian handicrafts could be a great help even to the war effort of Canada, by bringing in the much needed foreign currency, for genuine Canadian-made gifts for the travelers to take home, Mrs. F. G. Marriott, of Toronto, executive secretary of the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Handicraft Guild, last night addressed a large audience at an open meeting of the Local Council of Women staged right in the midst of the three-day exhibit of the Windsor Handicraft Guild, which continues throughout today, in the auditorium Of the C. H. Smith store. Able to point to models draped with hand-woven woolens . from various parts of Canada, to hooked rugs and beautiful embroideries and sculpture done in Canada on original Canadian motifs, though sometimes employing stitches or other techniques native to other lands work of "New-Cana-dians, Mrs. Marriott gave a vivid picture of the work of the guild. The meeting of the council was held In conjunction with the Windsor Handicraft Guild, Miss Eleanor Bar-teaux, president of the guild and edu cation convener of the Local Council of Women, having arranged the eve-Ing, and taking charge after the short business meeting of the council, during which a resolution was passed unanimously to send a letter to Dr. Glidden. chief of civilian defence, department of pensions and national health, Ottawa, and to the Hon. Norman A. McLarty, minister of labor, and Mr. Paul Martin, MJP., and Mr. C. V. Waters, city clerk, asking that Windsor be considered a vulnerable area and be given the same consideration and protection being accorded Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton. The resolution was introduced by Mrs. S. M. Asselstine, citizenship convener of , the council. Also, during the business meeting the membefe approved the executives vote to return present Provincial Council officers, and Mrs. W. H. His-cock, president of the Windsor council, who was in the chair, announced the Senior Mary Grant Bazaar on November 19. at the Masonic Temple, to raise funds for the Queens Cana' dian Fund for Air Raid Victims; and the tea and bazaar at Faith Haven on November 21, and urged all members to support the Soldiers Smokes Fund. Mrs. Asselstine also suggested, and It was approved by the council, that letters of approval be sent to The Windsor Star and the Salvage Committee complimenting them on their suggestion to make Halloween "collections a part of the salvage project. Mrs. Marriott explained that the Canadian Handicraft Guild will handle sale of work done by all Canadians. provided it meets the high standards set by the guild, and stressed the inexpensiveness of indulging in many of the handicrafts, vegetable dyes, wool and other items concerned being so easy to obtain. WHAT HANDICRAFTS ARE Answering the question 'What are handicrafts?" Mrs. Marriott said that when the first savage began to scratch a few rude lines on his pottery, or wove a colored thread into his cloth, or carved a crude image of the being he worshipped as a god, he began the history of handicrafts. "A handicraft is any act of special skill and imagination which converts raw materials into a useful article, distinguished by beauty related to the use and purpose of the article. Handicrafts are by no means limited to the traditional crafts of our forefathers, but are developing from time to time as we put materials to work, or conceive new methods of utilizing old materials. A handicraft can be as modern and as sophisticated as any of the arts or industries. Nevertheless the painted moose skins of the American Indians, the bone and tusk utensils of the Eskimos, the axes and the woven cloth of primitive Europeans, were the origins of many of our crafts. They were developments of mans ingenuity, his power to adapt his environment to his use and com' fort. The man who invented a beautt ful basket for storing or carrying food was a genius, in his age, and contributed revolutionary methods in the social systems of his people. The inventiveness displayed by these originators of handicrafts indicated the self-reliance, and the self-sustaining qualities natural in man, and a nation which produced a great record of such accomplishments, was regarded as a nation of real culture. "Did you ever stop to think what lasts from one generation to the next, or shall I say from one civilization to the next, is this record of achievement In the arts of the people, this is what we see recorded in museums, and we go there to study what generations of the past have contributed to the life of their day. "The Oxford dictionary says the first or prime meaning of art, is human skill resulting from knowledge and practice. The mitts with a little pattern worked into them, the new gate with a carved latch or an ornamental hinge, the weather vane designed with a touch of humor, these are all works of art in their own small way. Moreover, they indicate a surplus of emotion expended on beauty. The communication of feeling which the craftsman of the past has passed on to us, is art, and it comes from everything he did, his pottery, his saddles, his book bindings, his laces and his metal works among many others. Even his pots and his pans and the Implements for the fields had their quota of beauty and even of humor, in their design. He expressed the thought that every phase of life was good, and our history to the future generations will, or will not, tell the same story. ART OF LIVING This Is the art of living. The margin of life, the appreciation of quality, in the enjoyment of the simple things, and of beauty wherever you find it. It is a fact that once a person attempts to work with his hands in any medium whatsoever, wood, clay, wool. Roundabout, Party Is I Staged at Lakewood; Enjoy Contests I rJfHE KINETTES CLUB MEMBERS entertained their husbands at delightful roundabout party Thursday t0 ln tbat evening at the Lakewood Golf and medium, wherever he meets it, a new sensitiveness has been added to liv- I Country Club, dinner being served at ing. a U-shaped table attractively decor- Modem man, most especially the a ted with yellow and black streamers, North American, is the first In history I and lighted by grinning pumpkins. empt to live without a personal. in the form of bat5 ln practical acquaintance with the ap-1 plied arts, Mrs. Marriott said. He is Hallowe en colors were also distributed the first to expect to be able to buy I to the guests. everything he needs, machine-made, Mrs. D. L. Harris, president of the commercially produced. He has In a Kinttes, proposed the toast to the sense, surrendered his sense of beauty j King, and an amusing program of to the manufacturer, in exchange for contests followed, with Mrs. Clare cheapness and mass production. Harris and Mrs. W. F. Bulmer in Now, horrified by the forbidding j charge. Prizes for impromptu speeches mass of tawdry ugliness with w hich went to Mr. J. P. Holloway, Mr. H. C. Fresh From the Kitchen Budget For Soldiers Wife Is Suggested : 25 Percent for Shelter ; 25 to 50 for Food Is General By Mary Moore s '-4 Ronson, Mr. H. R, Roberts and Mr. Alex Craig, and in the apple-eating contest, Mr. Ed Clallard was the winner, while Mr. Lome Webster. Mr. Harold Cross and Mr. Tom Warner j were winners in the egg-walking con- Ronson won the prize in the drawing, at which Mrs. Wild officiated, and dancing concluded the evenings fes- tivities. The next meeting was announced I Court, when further arrangements for sponsoring a review of The Keys of the Kingdom, by Mrs. H. Wieduttes, on November 24, in the C. H. Smith Auditorium, will be discussed. Proceeds from the book review will be used to supply milk for Britain. AFTER THE AVAR "When we enter upon a new kind . . of world after the war, we will un- CoilCCrtl 3Udseteers: J7XCERPT from "Soldiers Wifes letter: "... Have you a budget that would work for a soldiers wife (thats me) and a girl 13 ahd a boy of 12? Sometimes the thought of winter and its expenditures just about floors me. The soldier husband and father is overseas. . . . I know exactly what she means, for 18 days after I had bought winter oxford for Peter costing $4 49 a hole had worn through two layers of the sole leather! Is the leather poor? Does he drag his feet all the time? Or do all boys of seven wear their shoe leather out that fast? Well, Soldiers Wife it is a big problem and today 11 only touch the high spots, but there are two excellent pamphlets that you can write for. I do not know the cost, but it is probably very low, if anything. Write to Canadian Medical Association, 184 College street, Toronto, and to the Vancouver Council of Social Agencies, 1675 West 10th avenue, Vancouver, B.C. The Canadian Medical Association booklet is "Food for Health in Peace and War; the Vancouver Councils is "Practical Nutrition for Wartime Living. A good rule-of-thumb income division that has always helped me Is advised by the great majority of son, treasurer; and Mr. Herbert Green- half, auditor. Final plans have been made for the j turkey dinner to be held by the women of St. Johns Anglican Church, in the church house, on Thursday, at 5:30 pm. Mrs. Arthur Lane Is convener, assisted by Mrs. Alfred Moreton, Mrs. Duncan Hind, Mrs. W. P. Harvie, Mrs Albert I Anson, Mrs. W. D. Robinson, and Mrs. J. L. Forster. All members of the congregation and their friends j are cordially invited to attend. one of the most important financial afmated, group organized here. You can be of great help in advancing this movement. Important as it is to make a better living, it is equally valuable to get more joy out of life and this the lowliest craftsman is enabled to do. We look forward with great expectations to the future, and we welcome your contributions, and wish j you success. NATTVE SONGS Following the address, Mr. A. T. St. Pierre, a member of the guild, presented a group of nine girls, 90 percent of whom are from Tecumseh, in three native French - Canadian songs, two having to do with spinning wheels, as a native French-Can-adian spinning wheel, more than 200 years old, was one of the most interesting items of the whole magnificent collection of handicrafts on view at the exhibit. Mr. St. Pierre, assuring the Handicraft Guild here of his own heartfelt factors in our war effort, and again and again,' the Canadian Handicraft Guild has been asked to co-operate by showing exhibits as tourist attraction, and by setting up selling centres where tourists can buy beautiful and useful things, made in Canada. Fortunately the Canadian Handicraft Guild has been organized for many years, actually by Act of Parliament in 1906, and since tnen there .have been branches in most of the provinces operating under provincial charters, and there are now many affiliated organizations and institutions. TEN TEARS OLD "In Ontario we are only about 10 years old. The Canadian Handicraft Guild is a non-profit making organization which exists to encourage, retam, revive and develop Canadian handicrafts and art industries throughout the Dominion, and very much has been accomplished to do just this, so that now we are getting I support, foresaw great possibilities in production of quantity and . quality Windsor, particularly, for the sale of that permits us to respond to these I native Canadian handicraft for for-requests. But we do have a difficulty I eign currency, and expressed the hope in having been a non-profit making that very soon a shop or part of a organization. We naturally have no I shop could be filled with some of the capital, and if we are to be a tourist I many items on view last night at the attraction and if we are to develop exhibit which were made by Windsor-seliing centres, some way must be I ites. and that the businesslike progress found to put this on & sound business of the guild could so be advanced, basis, entirely separate from our educational or production efforts. Many of the provinces subsidize the handicraft movement. The Quebec I j Government sets aside $70,000 a year -to develop handicrafts, and maintains a director and staff. The Department of Education of New Brunswick embarked three years ago on a very fine project to tram the young people of that province how to use raw wool for which at that time they had no sale, and which has now developed into a tweed industry in the homes and communities. Mount Allison University has played an important part in this development. Everywhere in Nova Scotia you find community projects of this kind led by educational institutions and adult educational groups. In Alberta the Carnegie . Corporation subsidized the movement for three years on a basis of $10,000 a year. This was handled by the i extension department of the univer-1 I sity. In Ontario the development . , has been slow and difficult. Our educational system and institutions have been pretty well satisfied with things as they are, and the government is only now, aware of us. You see, now they 'need us. Again and again Canadian trade commissioners ask for exhibits. Publicity people see us as a good story, as indeed we are. We are a tourist attraction. We can show to visitors beautiful examples of the handicrafts of Canada, and we can provide them with typical gifts made in Canada. Think too, what this means to Canadians financially. We are glad to have this new Twenty-five percent for rent or shelter: roughly the equivalent of your weekly income. If home is owned, taxes, interest on mortgage and payment off principal would come out of this. Twenty-five to fifty percent for food: this amount gives you 25 percent for necessary nutrition for good health. The remaining 25 percent wlll be spent if your income permits, and would be used to vary and extend the original 25 percent, but not to replace any of the necessary basic foods. Rich and poor alike need them (see protective foods below). Buy all your basic supplies first, and with money still left for food buy variety and more eggs, milk and fresh fruit and vegetables. Ten percent for clothing: It seems appallingly small when the whole family needs warm things for winter ! Fifteen percent for operating costs: heating, light, cleaning materials, water rates, if home is owned; telephone, if income per mits. Ten percent for cultural activities: this would include savings and can only be managed if the income is high enough to allow less than 50 percent of it for food. Piano lessons, Y.M.C.A. or Y.W.C.A. dues, church support, bank account for emergencies such as illnesses or breakages, etc. CAUTIONARY NOTE: Here is the place to warn against the false security of budget buying. When incomes are limited budget buying of furniture and clothing is a delusion for interest rates are very high. Save for what you need and buy it without paying interest on it. ? Specific Items That Work SOUP POT All Home Management Advisers stress the value of a Soup Pot. I am sure that readers that have the soup pot habit -will forgive my constant dinning Soup Pot, Soup Pot . . . ! but it is of major importance where money is scarce because it provides such full nourishment. There need be no waste of minerals, vitamins or flavor from any meat, vegetables or salad ingredients. All the trimmings from lettuce and celery go into it. All the scraps of leftover vegetables and vegetable waters; all meat scraps and bone trimmings and fat should find their way in never throw them out. I even add leftover chicken skin, chopped finely, and cracker crumbs left from crumbing meat or vegetables, also the liquid from canned salmon or other canned fish. With the lone exception of beet water, there is no limit to the savory ingredients of your soup pot. Best War-Time Recipe Received This Week From Mrs. H. V. Steele NOTE TO MRS. MOORE: "This recipe was sent me by my sister-in-law, and was Invented as a depression necessity. Mrs. (Dr.) Sandy was a trained nurse and has attested to Its nutritional values. I have given it to many friends who find it appetizing as well as economical. - Hot Red Cross From Mrs. Sandy, Pilot Grove., Mo., U.S.A. Two cups raw rice, 2 teaspoons salt, rapidly boiling water. Wash rice till clear. Drain and cook in boiling water till tender. Drain thoroughly and pack in hot buttered baking dish. Keep m ln a hot place till ready to serve. Two tablespoons butter, 2 cups ground or finely diced cold meat, (beef, pork, turkey or fowl), 2 cups strained tomato juice, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 medium minced onion, 1 cup leftover gravy, V. teaspoon salt. Saute onion in butter till soft, then add meat, salt, chili powder, strained tomatoes and gravy. Cook gently till thick sauce is formed, then add meaty portions of tomatoes, left from straining, and continue cooking for 5 minutes longer. Turn rice on to platter (or individual plates) make trough in form of cross, pour in the sauce and serve hot. ' The snowy rice, with red sauce in form of cross makes a very appealing dish. Sincerely, H. V. Steele. Thanks, Mrs. Steele for this unusual and delicious rice dish. We tried it and thought it a discovery. If you have more as good as that please send them in for the benefit of your Windsor neighbors. STAR COOKS ! Amateur cooks need your help. Send in those recipes that you are hoarding against your lean days share your depression or wartime ideas with all of us. The best recipe received each week will be tested by Mrs. Moore and given the place of honor here. Do your bit. The Bride Learns to Cook Devils Food Cake With Fluffy Frosting N ANY crowd youll find Devils Food Cake first choice among cakes. Its a cake that might be frosted with caramel frosting, with rich creamy fudge or with a fluffy white frosting such as the one shown here. To mane the cake, cream one-hair cup of butter with one and one-fourths cups of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and blend well. Add two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In the meantime melt three squares of unsweetened chocolate and allow It to cool. When it lias cooled but not solidified, add to the creamed mixture and blend thcroughlv. Sift cake flour once and measure two cups. Add one teaspoon of soda, one-half teaspoon of salt and sift together three times. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with one cup of milk, beating thoroughly after each addition. Pour into two well-greased mre-inch layer cake pans and bake in a 350-degree oven about 30 minutes, or until done. For the frosting, combine two unbeaten egg whites, five tablespoons of cold water, one and one-half teaspoons com syrup and one and one-half cups of sugar in the top of a double boiler. Set over hot water and cook, beating constantly with a rotary beater until the mixture will hold in soft mounds. Remove from the heat, add a few grains cf salt and one teaspoon of vanilla and continue to beat until the frosting is of spreading consistency. the only rule being that the pot must be kept cold and every day when you use from it it must be boiled up once. My children have a bowl of soup from it every day for Jfinch. WHOLE GRAIN BREAD I risk my neck every time I say this but it is still whole and I have said it dozens of times: there is no place for plain white bread in the bread box of a family with a limited income. Buy 100 percent whole wheat bread or dark rye bread or bread made from mixed whole grains. Place an order with your bakers office, telling them your weekly needs. The bakers have many varieties of whole grain breads they will make for you if the order is placed ahead of delivery. Mrs. Moore Can Ansiver Your Questions QUESTION: I have had many helpful recipes from your columns, so now I am writing you for help. As it is Just about impossible to buy canned pumpkin, I wondered if you could give me a sure recipe for canning pumpkin at home. I would like to can It next week, so could you please print the recipe in this weeks issue? Mrs. Martin Jones, Leamington. ANSWER: I am a great believer in home industry but I do not want you to can pumpkin for the reason you say because there is no shortage so far. I caUed two grocery whple-sales and one pumpkin packer to find some information, and the reason you had difficulty is because the pack is late. The packers are short of help and are getting the pumpkin in the cans, but the labeling is not all done. L strongly advise using commercially canned pumpkin, because it is such a heavy pack it is hard to make heat penetrate the mass and sterilize it to the centre. HOME-CANNED PUMPKIN (I print this but want you to know I use commercially canned pumpkin myself.) Wash, cut, seed and peel pumpkin and boil In as little water as possible until tender. Strain and heat pulp through, boiling and stirring constantly for 10 minutes, pack into jars which have been carefully sterilized, boiling hot, cover with sterile rubbers and lids and tighten top to within V turn of tight. Process in hot water bath pint jars 75 minutes, quarts 90 minutes. Cool as quickly as possible without breaking jars, tighten seal. QUESTION: Please send me the Long-Term Slimming Chart I would like two as I wish to send one to my sister in Boston, Mass. I enjoy your page and will try the recipes that I think my family will like. We have just had a new 8 c. w. ft. gas refrigerator installed and I will be interested in recipes to fill it and articles telling how to get the most use out of a refrigerator. Also please give advice on cakemaking as you have done on pastry-making. I have had difficulty for the past year in my layer cakes coming out of the oven so thin after raising nicely in the process of baking. They dont seem heavy but just so shrunken and flat when done. I have a fairly new gas stove with the high oven up on the right side. It is insulated and I have a thermometer on the side but no heat regulator. I have blamed the oven for my poor results as I follow the recipe exactly and use the best of ingredients. Please advise through your page. Mrs. J. C. Backus. ANSWER: While last week's article on cakes did not give any spe cific details for preventing cakes from shrinking, it may help you in your general cake-baking. Also see October 18 page forways of making ice box useful under Mrs. Murphy's Boarding House. If your oven is not dependable, you might just as well stop baking, but I do not think this is the case. Buy or borrow an oven thermometer and check your stove thermometer with it your thermometer is probably registering the heat higher than it is. I think your idea for making most use of the ice box is worth an article to Itself, so will print it within the next week or so. I wish I had had room for general directions on cake-making last week, but will get them in the page in November sometime, so be watching for them. Slimming charts have been sent under separate cover. Write whenever we can be of help. Lip Reading Aid To Children and Adults Problem Differs for These Two Group; Many Tots Cant Hear Well ami Dont Know It; Grown-Ups Should Learn Before Hearing Is Totally Gone By Logan Clendening, M.D. rJTHE committees of several cities have asked me to comment on the fact that they are forming lip reading classes. To learn Dp reading is, I believe, the most practi cal solution the problem deafness. It quires some of of re ef- fort, and initiative. In this machine age it may seem an unnecessary trial when one can just hook a device on the ears. But machines are always unsatisfactory at best, and the greatest effort should be DR. CLENDENING made to free oneself from relying on a machine. The two groups of people who need instruction in Dp reading children and adults present different problems. DEAFNESS IN CHILDREN The problem in the case of children is to recognize that deafness exists. The highest percentage of both catarrhal and suppurative otitis media occurs in children before the fifth year. At that age the child may not have had any experience ln acute hearing, at least acute enough to understand conversations, and so has no experience to compare with the state of being deaf. He doesnt know anything is the matter with him. He therefore doesnt point out to teacher or parents that anything is the matter, and he may be allowed to drift indefinitely and be considered a backward and inattentive child In school and at home. Of late years special tests are being appUed to recognize these children In school and to help them compensate. They should be taught Dp reading as early as possible when they are mentally resilient enough to learn readily. It is estimated that there are over three miDion American school chil-, dren who are partially deaf. One and a half percent of all school children need some instruction in Dp reading. THE ADULT PROBLEM With the other group of cases the adults the problem is not so much of finding the partially deafened individuals, but of impressing on them the necessity of learning Dp reading. In the adult it is usually not an acute disease that initiates the deafness, but a very gradually approaching and almost imperceptible failure of acuity. "I believe I'm getting deaf. someone says half-jokingly, a fact that has been evident to acquaintances for some time. Now the difficult thing for these unfortunate people to face and to realize is that in most Instances the condition is progressive, and that they are going to get worse Instead of better. MUST FACE REALITIES In order to make their future, tbey should take up Dp reading at once, while they still have enough hearing to understand the lessons. Many of them fight this idea, because they consider the condition temporary, and also because it is not as easy to learn Dp reading at forty as it Is for a child. But In facing the reaDtles and in making the effort lies their future happiness. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS A.M.H.: "What is the cause of bolls on the scalp of young infants? Answer: Excessive perspiration of the head, lack of sufficient ventilation of the baby's cnb, crusting and matting of the hair from dried secretions, lack of care of the scalp, pillows that are too soft, cradle caps, etc. D.O.E. Lodge To Initiate Monday The regular meeting of Lodge Duchess of Athlone, No. 105, Daughters of England, will be held on Monday, at 8 p.m., in St. Aldans Church basement. All degree team officers are requested to wear white, as the initiation of candidates will take place. Second Three-Week Diet Period FALL REDUCING DIET SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Half grapefruit no sugar. 1 slice toast no butter. Black coffee no sugar. LUNCHEON: 2 hardfcoiled eggs on lettuce and tomatoes no oil dressing 1 slice toast no butter. Glass whole milk. SUPPER: Small seafood cocktalL Average helping roast beef. Chiffonade salad no oil dressing. 1 sDce toast no putter. Tea with lemon no sugar. The same diet is to be repeated on Monday. Italian Women Make Coats for Red Cross TOT an optical illusion but a reversible IN raincoat, one of 50 that are urgently needed by the women AR.P. wardens ln England, and that the Border Branch of the Red Cross Society has been asked to make, is shown above, in both its versions. At the left, Mrs. George Stephenson, one of the workers at the Red Cross, models it as a raincoat, for the damp weather; and at tie right, Mrs. W. L. Lewis shows it in its a tractive woolen style. Six of the 50 coats rec uired have been made and turned in by the Italian Womens Colony of Windsor, and r embers of the colony are working hard on more. The work is considered by officials at 1 ;ie Red Cross to be of the very finest. $

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