WILL SHOW THE GIRLS HOW. ~ Kansas City Boy to Wear Latest in Gowns and Millinery.

April 19, 1909


Kansas City Boy to Wear Latest in
Gowns and Millinery.

BOSTON, MASS., April 18. -- Frederick Henry Dierks of Kansas City, a special student at the Institute of Technology, will show the girls at fashionable Smith college tomorrow night just how a girl should wear the latest in gowns and millinery. Dierks, adorned with all the customary frills and furbelows, will make his bow to the college girls as a chorus girl. Only the students at Smith will be granted admittance.

The event is brought out by the production of Technology's annual show. The play this year is called "That Pill Grimm." It will be tried out on the Smith girls tomorrow, largely for the purpose of securing expert feminine criticism of the female impersonations. Dierks is a front row girl.

It seems the young collegian gained his first recognition in a limited circle as an interpreter of feminine foibles while spending a vacation not long ago at the home of his father, Herman Dierks, the lumberman, who lives at 412 Gladstone boulevard.

"Yes, Fred is attending Boston Tech," said Mrs. Herman Dierks.

"That's too funny for anything," said Mrs. Dierks between peals of laughter. "He's been writing me about it and he's going to take the part of a chorus girl, all right."

"Did he ever do anything in amateur theatricals while in Kansas City?" she was asked.

"No, he made his reputation at home. While here on one of his vacations a young lady friend of ours was visiting us from New Rochelle, N. Y., and she fixed him up attired as a woman. He is a regular clown, anyway, when he gets started, and it was perfectly killing to see him."

Prior to entering the Boston Institute of Technology Mr. Dierks attended Blees Military academy in Macon, Mo., where he attained the rank of cadet second lieutenant, one of the coveted honors of the school. He is now a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Although only 19 years old he has already become proficient in other lines than the amateur stage.