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ATTRACTIVE PERTH GIRLS.

Radio Artist's Praise.

Miss Elsie Day, the popular radio en tertainer, ? had just returned from a. ride on the beach at Cottesloe when I met her, and she looked surprisingly cool in her

riding breeches and a lemon-coToured shirt. 'You don't seem to mind our weather, Miss Day?' I ventured. 'Why, 'of course not,' she returned. 'My husband, Rupert Hazell, and I have been, out riding nearly every morning. The only time I really felt the heat was one morning when. I allowed a thermometer in Hay-street to hypnotise me into believing I was hot.' ; ? ' 'And have you had a good time in Perth?' 'Wonderful. Think what it means to two. cockneys to look out of their bedroom window and see — not street after street of offices— but a gloriouB river. Think what it means to go out 'spinning for toilers' (I believe that is the correct expression) a stone's throw from their hotel door. It is probably difficult for the people of Perth to realise all the advantages of living here, but- we London-bred- visitors, appre ciate it all and have taken, advantage of it to the full. We have done. almost every thing there is to do. We have been every where, from the 'trots' to the beaches.' 'And how have you found the people of Perth?' . 'Well, we didn't find Jthem^lhey-lf onnd- us. We hadn't-' been here 24 hours before we made a host of friends. .. There is such un unfussy sincerity in .their entertaining that we feel we have known them all .for years. It seems impossible that we have been here only for a few weeks.' 'And what has left the strongest impres sion on your mind?' ' \ . 'Two things, principally. .The, first is the people's never-failing cheerfulness. 'The prospect of a Christmas away^ from home can never be very alluring, and, al though neither my husband nor I men tioned it. we,' very naturally, were think* ing of other places and other times as we dressed for dinner. While, we were wait ing for the lift to take us down a babel of happy voices floated up to us. .The gaiety in the dining-room was infectious. Laugh ter, singing, trumpet-blowing— everywhere an atmosphere of cheery 'irfesjppnsibility. . 'We. have spent many a Christmas in an hotel, and it usually takes some time to work up the festive spirit. But' in this case it came up suddenly, like the Tremantle Doctor.' and its effect was jnat as tonic. 'After that we went to. a friend's house in the suburbs and ended up by having just about the happiest Christmas we have ever had. And we had been in' Perth only, three days! . '-.??? 'The other thing- that has impressed u» is the. daintiness and good taste of 'your girls. I really think I have seen more slim elegance in Perth than anywhere els* in the worlds . . , 'As a producer of shows.. in. England. Mr. Hazell has had to see to all the details. of wardrobe, and hits become more or lest an expert in ladies' dress. So it was with a critical eye that we watched the -rrowd at headquarters on Perth 'Cup day. Nearly every girl seemed to be aware of .'her type and had chosen the frock that suited it. And how pretty and deliriously cool they all looked!' ' . ' _ At this, moment Mr. Hazell entered.

MISS ELSIE DAY.

MISS ELSIE DAY.

'Were you speaking of the races?' he isked 'Well no, not exactly,' I replied. 'I was asking what had impressed you most in your visit to Perth.' 'The thing that has impressed me most is a horse at Cottesloe curiously mis named *Ghost.' 'He is a particularly solid animal.- As iar as such a novice as I can judge, he stands about 24 hands. For the few pain iully Jong moments that I have been able to keep on his back I have viewed the urorld from the heights. I have seemed to io*e all touch with the earth. This tbe obliging beast has remedied almost imme diately In his unmounted 'moments he lias the pathetically placid expression of i husband waiting outside the sales for his wife. But this is just a trap for the unwary. No sooner does he realise that tiis saddle is occupied than he suddenly develops a hundred legs. Each of these legs tried to set off in a different direction, what time his body is torn in a catas trophic indecision a9 to which leg it should follow. The man who said; 'HeU hath no fury like a woman spurned,' hadn't met this horse. I have re-christened aim 'Mount Everest,' because no man has ;ver succeeded in doing it. 'The riding-master tells me I hav* [earned to Mle, but lie is a criminal optim

ist. But these two things I have learned: the cavalry are grossly underpaid, and there should be more statues erected to Tom Mix.' 'But to be serious for one moment. We are very grateful to have this opportunity of expressing onr thanks to the people of Perth for the happy time they have given us, and to the many listeners who have sent us such charming letters. We are full of regret at having to leave, but we shall

When Marlene Dietrich took it into her head to wear trousers, she inaugurated a fashion that spread to four corners of the earth and which, incidentally, caused a stir even in the precincts of Federal ?Parliament House, Canberra. Slacks now occupy a prominent position in the sports wardrobe of the majority of young women.

When Marlene Dietrich took it into her head to wear trousers, she inaugurated a fashion that spread to four corners of the earth and which, incidentally, caused a stir even in the precincts of Federal ?Parliament House, Canberra. Slacks now occupy a prominent position in the sports wardrobe of the majority of young women.

look forward keenly to our return in July. - 'Everybody who has stayed in this city ends his- advice, to those about to visit Australia 'with: 'Dbnft leave the country ! without spending some time at Perth. You'll have a wonderful time.' Needless to say, when we return, we shall swell the chorus.' R.H. -

Hoover to cost a thousand millions annu ally, and taking advertising and publicity expenditure as a gauge, fashion is now the world's biggest industry. Fashion's rise has been one of the won ders of the machine age. It used to be a small affair dependent upon an exclusive small world able to pay high prices. Today it is a vast and ramified concern based upon

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