Dinnerware Talk Is HDU Achievement Program Feature "China dinnerware should be' judged for its choosability, its adaptability and its affordability," Logan Smith, Kansas City, told Franklin County HDU women yesterday. His afternoon talk was a feature of the annual HDU Achievement Day program. The speaker traced the evolution of table utensils from the beginning of history when families ate with their fingers from a common container. He said with the Italian Renaissance came a desire to have individual dishes for dining, and the Italians turned to ceramics as a medium. Mr. Smith said he sometimes deflates'women's pride in posses- FINE CHINA — Logan Smith, Kansas City, holds an inch plate which be told HDU members yesterday is accepted as a standard dinner size. He traced the history of fine china and told of its use today. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) No Shoulder Straps On Cell's Creations By JEAN SPRAIN WILSON AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Because American women have enough on their shoulders these days, designer Ceil Chapman apparently decided that the least she could do was take off their shoulder straps. As a result, willowy, lamp- tanned models strutted before the fashion press today in spring dresses with little more to hold them up than a deep breath. Miss Chapman's breezy, naked- shoulder idea followed through a series of softly feminine dresses to be worn both under the sun and moon. But knowing full well you can't ever count on weather to cooperate with fashion, Miss Chapman provided some ruffly cape and coat type coverings which she calls "shelter jackets." Although these may halt a breeze, they are too diaphanous to halt the nude look. Some of Miss Chapman's costumes for spring have the personalities of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One, done in black crepe, is decorous enough for a Sunday School picnic with the jacket on. Without it the bare-shouldered dress is the uniform of a night club siren. A favorite couturiere of Hollywood and TV stars whose business it is to have an abundance of sex appeal, Miss Chapman always did do her best to dramatize the feminine figure. Last year she accomplished this by draping and shaping chiffons in the Grecian manner until women were floating, fluttering goddesses. This year she is wrapping the figure of a woman the Egyptian way, nipping and tucking her favorite fabric (chiffon) horizontally and diagonally from hem to neck —or as close to the neck as her dresses get. sions by telling them that dinnerware is really baked mud. The first 'baked mud' dishes were primitive, not durable. Glazing came as a step to provide durability and beauty, and decorations with vegetable dyes added to the attractiveness. China manufacturing spread to France, the Scandinavian countries and to England where such names as Spode, Wedgewood, Ridgeway and Johnson, as well as many • others still are well known. "Actually, porcelain had been made in- China by a secret process 600 years before the birth of Christ," the speaker said. "That is why porcelain is known as china." He said that real china is translucent when held up to a light, while pottery is opaque. He pointed out that bone china is a little bluer in color and a little heavier than china made with kaolin. He estimated that 90 per cent of the china made in the world is kaolin. He demonstrated that any kind of china emits bell tones when struck with a pencil or similar object. Theodore Haviland was the young colonist who was responsible for most of the fine china in Colonial days, according to the speaker. He said that most of the settlers coming west brought with them sets of Haviland china and fine Irish linen for their dining tables. The speaker said that dinner plates have become larger which adds to the graciousness and charm of good food. He said cups should be selected with convenience in mind, with handles large enough for a man to hold the cup comfortably. "Use imagination in choosing and using china, and do use it. Nothing so bespeaks charm and grace of dining as does f i ne china," Mr. Smith said. "Your own family will appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern for culture as much as your guests." Mrs. Earl Farris presided at the meeting in Frist Methodist Church basement. Unit exhibits were set up by 11 a.m. They included displays showing community projects or lessons presented to units. On the committee with Mrs. Farris were Mrs. Carl Eichenberger and Mrs. Cloice Shepherd. Club Forecast ThnndtT BAXTER SOCIAL HOUR DAUGHTER'S CLUB of Centropolil, Mrs. Porter Turner WYCOFF COMMUNITY; Mrs. Harry Ptthlman MERRY-GO-ROUND, Mrs. William Rice MIRIAM C.W.F. 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