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Poughkeepsie Journal from Poughkeepsie, New York · Page 1A

Poughkeepsie, New York
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Sunday, September 22, 1968
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s fotxUtpnlt Journal, The - Women's Page PAGE 1 - A Sun., Sept. 22, 1968 Gerry Raker: No News Is Good News Dear Hunllcy Cronkite, Who's writing your material these days? You ought to can him. He's not doing your image any good. If I wanted to hear stories like you tell. I'd invite my mother - in - law over for a cup of coffee. Either someone died, or was killed. Some nut in Africa is fighting with his ex, and in the meantime their kids are starving. A nice old lady was walking home from the movies and she got knocked into the glitter and had her purse taken away. That sounds like the same thing that happened to my Aunt Freda and L heard it from my mother - in - law first. Then there's your humor section. I'd call it "The Funny But Not Funny Department," if I were you. Like this discovery last week by Kgyptian archeologists of a breeding house for sacred crocodiles. "It's a new chapter in the - history of the crocodile cult" said Dr. Hassan el - Bakry, head of the Egyptian government's Antiquities Department. It seems crocodiles "have always had an Important place in the Egyptian national consciousness." Ve - e - ery interesting. Funny but not funny that people don't seem to occupy the same place in the "Egyptian national consciousness." See - Through Broase Not For All Funny but not funny Is the latest fashion news which you always tike to share with your interested listeners. Catching on this year is the see - through blouse. They are designed to be worn over skin. Now those who can, might. Funny, but not funny, Is that those who can't will be determined to appear in them. The last laugh will be had by the lingerie industry who, sensing that the woman who should sUe Mother Nature for non - support, will buy all manner of fancy, artfully designed underpinnings so she can wear a see - through blouse. It looks as if it will be another year like last year, when the micro - minis exposed a lot of garters and unmentionables. We'll be seeing more and enjoying it less. A big news story this past week was the opening of the Metropolitan Opera's season. A special scoop was that three women appeared In the same dress. This is news? The same thing happened at my cousin Doris' wedding. It kept my mother - in - law busy on the telephone for two days! To get back to my mother - in - law. After hearing hef stories about Uncle John's cousin who blew his mind on LSD; Aunt Sadie, whose son got thrown out of school for picketing; Cousin Fred who's wasting away in the hospital with some mysterious disease; I said, (after taking a tranquilizer) "Mom, you're a regular barrel of laughs. If you haven't got any more entertaining news than that, I'm tuning you out." Take a hint, Mr Cronkite. Ebony Fashion Fair' Planned In City ? m0 x L!LSftv.iA.". - . WORN with a Russian - inspire d fox hat hy Arlolfo, Aztec print filled coat in brown and topaz with a red fox collar and cuffs coven a matching Azlec dress. Design is by Bill Blass for Maurice Rrntner. DESIGNED by Michael Novarese, this brown print t - home gown with butteryfly sleeves is beaded at the neck and cuffs for sparkling accent. mrwww'n j'yy"? mi?m fife fe$ !"MVifl$?'wl v , wi . PTl?jSTSrn3????sSIWs mmmMmMm?m?. t&ammtm&mimwmBi $WL$E$Wmm mmmmtMMFim MzmmmM - imzBM&m The Beaeon - Flshkill Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will present "Ebony Fashion Fair" at 8 o'clock on Oct. 9 in the Poughkeepsie High School Auditorium. Mrs. Harry Smith, general chairman, has made known that net proceeds from the show In Poughkeepsie will go to the branch. The traveling fashion show is produced by "Ebony" magazine, a Negro oriented publication, and will appear in 73 cities this year with the theme "Fashion Freedom '68." Twelve models, Including two men, will show high - fashion creations by designers such as Michael Novarese, Christian Dior, Bill Blass, and Chester Weinberg. Since its Inception in 1958, "Ebony Fashion Fair" has made it possibile for local organizations such as the - NAACP to raise more than $1,300,000 for charitable purposes. REGAL GREEN and white brocade coat trimmed in white fox forms a tuxedo front and curves Kfntly around the hemline and cuffs, lending an exciting introduction to its luxurious matching gown embroidered with sparkling jewels. fa ,wv Xf m 4S V I: . . , t&, j K 'it .SU&.V FASHION TAKES ON A LONGER LOOK (at left) with designer Chester Weinberg's midi coat of rust and salmon pink double - faced wool, double - breasted with large patch pockets. Above, influenced by the Far East, Ebony Fashion Fair selects Christian Diors red cape trimmed with black braid and its matching two - piece pantsuit elegantly trimmed in gold braided lace. The sari turbin is of black and gold silk chiffon. Belted high with two horizontal buttons, Maurice HBBHyL gj. HfilpSl MKUtKm!iJrmmlijWnFSS9M Hentner's design at right is a daytime dress of beige oatmeal wool with long sleeves and double inverted tuck from shoulder to wrist. A beige fisher fur boa adds to the ele - gance. Dining Is A Joy For Table Setting Expert "To me a meal is an adven - lit. . . .And I can't serve foodiforced to start charging a fee, ture," said Mrs. H. Henry ithat clashes with the plate." and now lectures widely Staley of Rhinebeck, who unoriginal uses of objects. not al - throughout the New England der the name of Lucy Staley ways associated with table set - Lstates and Pennsylvania. nas just completed ner tirst tings, lne nomemaker is urged "j R0 anywhere we can go book, "New Trends in Table! to create designs "in true re - Setting." The colorful, detailed, but very readable book, which was two years in the writing, will be out some time this month in time for the Christmas sales. Mrs. Staley, who describes herself as "a country girl, a very country girl," was told by her publisher, Hearthside Press Inc., New York to "write profusely and we'll edit." Mrs. Staley wrote as told, but left the editing to her only child, Mrs. Elmma Williamson. "The book sounds like us," said Mrs. Staley. Mrs. Williamson lives in New York and is credit manager for Esquire Magazine. "I can start a sentence and she can finish it," said her mother. Mrs. Staley loves variety, but personally adheres to certain basic preferences. "I always like something fresh on tbe table - fruit, flowers, vegetables i nKruvntJ aftf.R YOGA, an illustration - from Mrs. Staley's book. A richly textured design features an ornately carved Hindu figurine of Rama. Heavily s'eeded plume of rhubarb and crackle glasses are harmonious in nrfar'f pnnalitv with thi renter of inter. est, In the centerpiece, a bursting flower head appears on the left; a clipped conditioned rhubarb leaf encircles two large Irises with a "Thotmes The Third" on the right. designers in this age of industrialization have moved us toward the "every single piece matched" set of dishes. "They should leave some pieces, like the cups perhaps, plain. . . .Too much, harmony is monotony: . f don't like to use all one rnlnr plates on a table if I can avoid Plea For Originality Mrs. Staley befives in - making flection of her own sell, not of someone else's ideas, for 'imita tion is the body of art with the soul left out' ". The author carries out her belief "that a well dressed table, like a well dressed woman, al ways wears what is appropriate for the time and occasion." Her by car. There are many things to carry which must accompany the lecture. My husband does the driving and helps me with the accessories. Believei In Careers Mrs. Staley believes she is an example of the possibility that 'any housewife who has an in terest in something can carve book pictures settings appropri - a career for herself. You can't ate to special occasions, and periods of design and their ac cessories are outlined. with illus trations. She herself is eclectic preferring to mix periods. Ceramics, gardening and lee - live that long and raise children without getting some kind of experience that you can pass on which will make it easier for others." Then she added, "I think I have a career too or gourds," and she uses tie - JRhineoeck Garden Club and a jigmiui cviiiuiiiauuiis - ot iucbe,iir the book. She also believes that ceramic luring are also careers for this j in doing ceramics and designing versatile author. Mrs. Staley Lslthem." a serious ceramist who takes i thr nasi cmml? .f w..pii lessons regularly from Len aiKl!Mrs. stalev has also mil ud 33 Louise Hagar of Germantown. quarts 0f tomatoes and the Columbia County. Marry of the same amount of tomato iuice. dishes used in the photos in herkne likes to, .freeze e - ggplant cas - dook are ner own creation ons(.ro esand banana bread which she makes In quantity and some of which she passes around to neighbors and friends before design. As a past president of the statewide officer, Mrs. Staley istoring the rest. has been a continued prize win - The book f'for which I did ner. She won her first Tricolor for a table setting in 1930. This citation signifies an outstanding arrangement or design in a flower show for fresh cut flowers. She has gathered blue ribbons at all levels of competi tion voluminous reading, and I learned an awful lot") includes such useful information as a glossary of common ceramic terms useful when buying china.. There is a discussion of a "table trousseau" for the bride with guidelines for selecting her ini Her talks to other clufis while tial china, glassware and flat - she was a district director led ware. to increased demand for her ap - Advice on care and storage pearanccs. She was finally 'of treasured items is joined by Poughktepsit Journal Phot "I WANT. TO BE gardening the day 1 die, ' says Lucy Staley, author of new hook on table settings which includes a special chapter by the award winning gardener on flower show tables. tips on removing stains; the use and helps the hostess to. plan of candlelight in daytime uinc.e ahead to be able to enjoy hei considered unacceptable but "il guests. seems to be catching on"i; the "I'd rather have a sandwicl. proper overhang for cloths, (the and a, cup of tea wirh a relaxed more formal the' occasion, the hostess than the most eleganl deeper the overhang I; and the meal prepared by an exhauste, use of the dishwasher for fine hostess I don't want to be china. burden." , Above all, Mr - Stales urge - tiKKU V ItAKKK

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