A News article titled "Few Surprises in M illinery Now" reports this fashion trend: "They tell me that the Watteau hat with its uplifted back and its youthful display of flowers that bloom in the fields, not gardens, is as popular in America as here, says a correspondent from the Paris shops" (4/28/14:9). Miller Brothers Department Store advertised a sale on "trimmed hats" in woman's page of April 6, 1914--promising: "Each day from now until Easter our corps of trimmers will be busy making and designing hats for this special sale!" Miles may have learned of trimmers' poor working conditions from her fellow residents of the Frances Willard Home, at least one of whom worked for Miller Brothers (cf. her diary entry of May 28, 1914.)