In a four-year horoscope, Col. Baden-Powell anticipates
the progress of aerial navigation. This year, he expects to see three and
four-hour flights and journeys of over 100 miles. In the second year, aeroplanes
will be able to start from any ground and stem the gales. There will be races
and cross-country journeys. In the third year, aero-planes will be quite common.
Nearly everybody will have the chance to see one coursing through the air. The
fourth year, “We may be able to say that flying is common. It may not be exactly
an everyday experience, but most well-to-do people will have made a trip.”
We cannot refrain longer from commenting on the bean poles
modeling most women’s apparel. For some time, we have suffered through these
fashion fads in silence.
In the first place, the anemic specimens which are featured as
models are repulsive looking to most red blooded Americans. While realizing that
the effort involved is an effort to sell clothes, we are not convinced that the
rails now being used as models are the best medium to achieve that end.
The average American male prefers a healthy looking American
girl and is not attracted to the broomsticks being employed as models. We
believe that females dress largely for their opposite sex, at least until they
reach middle age and, even then, some dress to please men.
Thus, we see no objection to the use of normal looking American
girls as models. They will present a truer picture of the way the products they
advertise will appear on the average American girl than they do on under
weights. The use of normal looking, healthy American girls as fashion models
will not encourage our daughters to starve themselves half of each day in order
to imitate the bony appearance of models.