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THE BILLINC.R COUNTY PIONEER Go tl I Women Baseba ll Fans All OutWith Cheersand Boos "aAY, GADGETS" Ladies' Day Brings Out Enthusiastic Crowd Who Know Fine Points of Game Because it isn't in the nature of a woman to resist a bargain, Ladies' :Day in the nation's ball parks is an ,event that rivals the World Series in attendance. We can imagine the deep sighs heaved by diamond tm- pressarios who survey the packed stands and bleachers and murmur, "If only they were paying." For the clubs do not profit from'Ladies' Day. When the distaff side comes out to honor the national pastime wilh its patronage, the ladies pay only the entertainment tax demand- ed on such occasions by Uncle Sam and the state, plus a small service charge. As the grand march starts to parade through the turnstiles on Ladies' Day, toddlers of pre-school age mingle with the bobby socks generation and their grandmothers. There used to be a time when few of the patronesses on this occasion knew much about what was happen- ing on the diamond. But nowadays, they ore experts, and as unrestrain- ed in voicing their opinions of the playing and players as the male fans. There are no more Mesdames DcFarge who calmly count their knits and purls whiIe the diamond goes mad with frenzy and tension. They are as vociferous in urging a violent demise for the umpire as in exhorting the runner to make home plate --- if he is running for their favorite team. And the "razz- berries" are equally heartfelt and d,:nning. The accompanying candid photo- graphs reveal the depths to which tl~e national sport has embedded it- self in the hearts of the fair fans at a recent game on Ladies' Day at Yankee stadium. Area in Danger of Drouth Can Be Forewarned by New Forecasting Method Farmers may look forward to keep~g "one jump" ahead of the weather, if U. S. department of agri- culture studies can be given prac- tical application. Knowing when drouth would come to a specified area, as well as other weather haz- ards, could have an important influ- ence on U. S. farm production, it is pointed out, since the possibility of annual crop lost would be greatly les~ned. A Complex Method. Government researchers have de- ycleped a statistical method of gaul% Ing the probable occurrence of drouth in any locality in the United States at any time of the year. Too eom- ~plex for use except by scientists. the method produces information that may be used by agronomists and others for the farmer's benefit, in adapting soil and water conser- vation work. as well ss other farm activities, to weather conditions. Charts might even be prepared for individual farmers to show the prob- ability of weather hazards in their localities for virtually every day of the year. Because the information obtained shows when sequences of dry or rainy days are most likely to oc- cur, it can be valuable in checking day to day weather forecasts and in long range planning as well, it Is pointed out. The knowledge can be used, f~ instance, in planning ter- race construction programs for pe- riods when rain is least likely to Want to shorten the length of your face? You can do this by a beauty trick. A touch, just a touch of rouge on your chin. Choose a soft rose-red. Blend till there is just a faint rosy shadow. This beauty trick will aid you in camouflaging an over.cephalic chin. Thus--you fool your Public! Led,er Syndicate.--WNU Features. "Come o-o-on! !'" Nothing phlegmatic about these young fans. A pos- sible home run pulls them out of their sea/s, and a successful slide to home plate practically starts a jive session right in the blezchers. On Ladles' Day you'll hal avery I~m~rsti~- ~ted, stud the me4hers are ss enthuMmd~ ms fftelr ~. They are ahse eqmdly un- res slm4 mm st ths p vuea of msk hmu~ sm~es Ysnk~ stadlmm. ~q~m8 b0 sa~m4r. cau~ erosion of unih~ished embank- merits; or lp 4msive s ltnZs at grass, for lecU a iflantingtime when a kilRng drouth is least apt to aecur during the Imrlod needed for germination of the seed. Agr/- e~Itural workers probably will evolve many other practical uses for the material provided by the study. Prebsbf]ity Tables Used. Applying to drouth the theory of probability used by insurance au- thorities in deriving life expectancy tables, climatologists and other eel- enlists now have a teelmlque that also can be employed to discover probable occurrences of other eli. matte hazards such as intensities of rainfall and extremes of tempera. lure. Drouth was selected for try- ing out this method because drouth data already has been compiled and tabulated, from weather bureau reo- erda of 1898 to 1937, f~r stations rap- resenting every climatic area of the continental Urdted States. N. Africa Offers Chance for Development of Brisk Trade to U. S. Commercial Interests Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, where American G.l.s began their Victory march in 1942-43, are, ex- pected for several reasons to loom larger in American post-war foreign trade. Before the present war French North African trade was part ai~ parcel of French economy, and the mother country cornered the lion's share, says the National Geographic society. Recent studies of French in- dustrial production in the light of war damage, hbwever, indicate that the bulk of North African needs for the remainder of 1945, 1946 and probably 1947 will have to come from the United States. In the next six months, North Africa, bled by two years of Axis ex- ploitation, will require imports, ex- clusive of wheat shipments, esti- mated at more than $100,000,00& The "Maghreb," as the Arabs call French North Africa, normally en- joys a substantial wheat surplus, but drouth has produced four suc- cessive crop failures. Arrangements are in progress whereby the U. S. farmer will provide North Africa with 2,500,000 tons of wheat during the next 12 months. The French plan to pay cash for the wheat out of their limited ~oreign exchange re- serves, a sacrifice which el]l- phasizes the importance ',hey attacil to keeping these restive lands well fed French North Africa has been called "a 1Ylus~uln of nNne;'als," a fact of importance to me United States because t~s region contains many subsoil deposits lacking or near exhaustion in this country. The Maghreb yields one-third of the world's supply of phosphate. There are also important deposits of cop- per, lead, zinc, manganese, anti- mony, mercury, iron, molybdenum and coal. Vast areas of North Africa, especially Morocco, have not yet been carefully prospected, and expectations are that new deposits of some or all of these metals will add to the "museum's" store. French North Africa covers an area of over a million square miles --roughly twice the area of Alaska --with a population now estimated at 20,{}00,000 people, mostly Arabs, native Berbers, and Jews, with a small minority of Europeans. Geo- graphically the region is akin to the Mediterranean lands of south- ern Europe. The three countries are much alike in physical features, and the north-south boundaries are man- made lines unmarked by natural barriers. All are bounded on the south by the wastes of the Sahara and on the north by the Mediter- ranean sea. Geography has marked North Africa into three east-west zones. Along the coast where American marines fought the Barbary pirates 149 years ago, stretches the Tell, a belt uf fcrh]e slo:~es and oceasJon;A atlueial pla;P.s, wim~'e citrus fruit, grap:'s, chics and c'=rc:~is grow ia By NANCY PEPPER FUNNY BUSINESS Do you know how many of our own tricks for ~ens are actually convert- ed into big business? Too bad you can't clai~ royalties on them. Ev- ery time you introduce a new fad there's a smart manufacturer wait- ing to turn R Into a fashion. Stand up and take a bow for these brain storms tlmt were whacky enough to be put to work Jabberwocky Fashions -- You've been writing Jabberwocky and auto- graphs all over ~.~ your statlon-wag- on coats for years now, haven't you? Well you in- .~[ spired the very successful "Alive with Jive" coat / with a lining printed in a de- sign of Jabber- wocky and names. Then, you've been embroid- ering Jabberwocky across your vel- vet headbands, haven't you? Along comes the Jabberwocky Bandlead- er--a hair band with assorted slan- guage embroidered across the top. Aren't they the copy cats? S:W.A.K.--You teen-a ~ers started the fad for imprmtmg lipstick hp- tographs on your envelope flaps. Now you can buy boxes of 'ip- shaped, red paper stickers with gummed backs, all ready to stick on the back of your important letters. Stop and Go--We reported that you were fastening bicycle reflec- tors to the backs of your belts and, before you could say "Tom Drake," there was a ready-made leather belt with red and green reflectors across the back. You'll find it at yQur fa- vorite Gadgetcria. DAFFYNITIONS Palate Plush--A super-gooey con- coction at the Soda Fountain. Dope Fiend--A gossip. Drug Addict--A guy who hangs around the Marble Slab. Hi, Plng---How's Pong?- That's how you greet a half of any "steady" tea~. Hi, Candle, Who Blew You Out?~ A new way of saying "Hello." Don't Be Hasty, Pudding--Don't get angry. PARTY PATTER Here are some teen tricks to make your next get-together a neat and reet meet. Mothur4~d-Daughtee Teas=It's a ne ~flad thro~[Aehout the eountt:y. One airy/nVltes i~ best friends AND the/r ah afternoon tea. yo~'re seR'vin~4eedTea, be sure to read the easy-to-follow tnstruc- tlo~ In th~ cook book. 4~, CI~, Clen~r--We can't ip~rant~ that you'll meet Tom Drake on~e way, but Trolley par- ties are going ~ speed these sum' mm ry, days. ,:At the End of the Line. tha,=' p le. Sh~e ~ Fire Party Is H t ou send out your invita- lions on brown paper,with burned ~ages, telling guests to come to the rty exacfl~ as they were dressed' when they received the invitation. Anything cab happen from Pajamas to bath toN~ls. All the guests are instructed t~ Wring their most pre- cious posseSSions, which are auc- tioned off for war stamps later in the evening.:You get some Prize Packages this gag. abundance. Behind the Tell, ranges of the Atlas mountains, reaching 14,000 feet in some places, roughly parallel the Mediterranean coast. In the southern reaches of the moun- tains is a high and somewhat arid tableland, where nomad natives tend large flocks of sheep and goats. Farther south are limitless stretches of desert and wasteland with iso- lated oases, where dates are the principal product. Dry in Summer. The climate of the northernmost belt is not unlike that of southern California. There is fairly abundant rainfall along the coast and on the seaward slopes of the mountains, but little rain in the summer. No rivers of economic importance flow through French North Africa, Normally, prewar trade between France's North African lands and the United States was comparative- ly small. From 1937 to 1939 exports to the Maghreb averaged under $8,- 000,000 a year, while imports aver- aged under $6,000,090. American ex- porters sent chiefly tobacco and cig- arettes, lubricating oil and grease, refrigerators and parts, and farm machinery. Americans bought m exchange sausage casings, skins and furs, leather goods from Morocco, olive oil (both edible and for soap), gums and aromaNe oils and cork. Manganese imports from North Africa began shortly after ihe his- , torie Anglo- American invasion of the reLion t~ward the end of 1942, Oceen Air eld Tr:ed Oxt Dur;ng War I,ONDON.- Flbati::q airfiehts in ~:e ~.;: L:'.}e ~f the oce;m have b?en "':tied out wi!h ~:uec," duriz?g the -5:d',;ce tm'- :bt o*.2e was bnitt to th'it:~,q~ ~.: ! 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Be sure to make your selection with meticulous care, for this year's handbags make a de- cided departure from the stereo- ty~d styles of yore. The three voguish Jenny handbags shown in the illustration are typical of the Dew movement toward the feminine look, achieved through soft draping. These bags are styled as American women prefer them, with elegance and stark clean lines, and in fabrics that mean fashion and wearability. With your perfect dawn-to-dusk trotteur, the bag to the left will be ideal. It is spiced with the new soft look via uniquely quilted and gath- ered supple goatskin. You'll take real pleasure in this bag because it is so roomfly built to take care of your feminine possessions, and it sure is a winner in "looks." Simple enough for tailored cas- uals, feminine enough for all your frills is the handbag centered above. It tells you that the under- arm bag has lost its strictly tailored look, has been lifted out of it thi~ season with soft pleats and deft draping, as you see. The supple goatskin that fashions this bag is most attractive not only to the eye but to the touch The mock tor- toise that makes such a good-look- ing trim is outstanding in the news when it comes to adding the touch that tells to this season's smartest handbags Sleek, smooth, quality-kind broad- cloth, the fabric that fraternizes with most every costume makes the good-looking bag to the right. In this instance, the designer takes the ever-popular underarm handle bag and artfully drapes a pleated flange through a graceful span of mock tor- toise. Speaking in general of what's what in new handbag fashions, the most exciting innovation in many a season is the advent of little bulb- ous pouch bags done in eye-catch- ing silhouettes. These pouch bags certainly have cunning ways and they are staging a display of breath- taking novelty. Made of practical broadcloth, faille and varrious wear- able media, they: carry on in a modest way bY day. When it comes to the dressy cocktail party and gala after-five occasion, however, the lit- tie pouch bag puts on a spectacu- far display that fairly bubbles over with all the glitter and intriguing fussiness imagination can devise. Just now it's the whimsical pouch bag of black satin that holds forth in the fashion spotlight Women are buying these bags to go with the satin hat and with the all-satin gown that is so style-important, this fall. These black satin bags are perfect with afternoon and evening clothes. The party bags fairly scintillate with the glitter of sequins or tiny steel or jet beads. Most of the box bags have straps to sling over the arm. The newsiest news of all ts the little shoulder strap bags that become a~ decorative part of the frock when dancing. Released by Western l~ewspaDer Union. Blouse Favorites Furred Cloth Coats Make Fashion News The short cloth coat with in- triguing fur trim is taking over in a tremendous way for fall. The top news is luxurious wool coats with gorgeous borders that either trim the flare hemline or are appIled in a tuxedo manner down the front. Im- portant is the style message of fur sleeves in cloth coats, such as the belted wool shorties in neutral shades that are fashioned with waist deep sleeves of black Persian. In- teresting also is the cloth coat with a fur yoke. Contrasting the voluptu- ous fur trims is the use of fur in discreet ways. as for instance, the cloth coat that is bound all around the edges with Persian or beaver or other smooth peltry. There is also indication that one type fur will trim another. Designers are doing won- derful things with fur, not only m trimming but in accessories, and fur hats are being turned out in end- less versions. .-.u:: ii~:gcrie blouses of loveliest texture, and exquisitely detailed wzii~ lace register as topflight fash- ion with the young set this fall to wear witt~ the dress-up suit. Shown at the ;op is a charming "come hith- er" bleu:;.- ,n batiste by Judy Bend, a yunP, codcge Kh'l a~id stylist who is co:'A hdu#; a career and school- i~:$ v,m~ b,=~Th success. The other b]om.~ in ,:.;tuna rayon crepe is the w;:nft ; ;'rod [or college wear. Its hi~:h,q t ~"tyle details are the triple- s~,t~ :-, ~ -~ :vertible V-neck. elose!y set pearl b~tttms and french cuffs. Comes in v/bite and voguish colors. Color Contrast Extended To New Evening Dresses The idea of color contrast Is associated in our minds for the most part in connection with sports clothes and daytime dresses. It's in- teresting to note that this color technique is carrying on "in the realm of formal evemng gowns. In one instance a noted designer intro- duces a panel that extends from the right shoulder to tl~e floor hemline of the dress. The panel is made up of lime and red. flashed against a black background. Or: mzents.-on Combs Sequin flower ~'oti~s on combs are amou '~ the hair ornan~e :~s that are best sellers. are dc igne / especially f()r top hairdress aud oth- ers for toi>knol hair-do.