The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 16, 1968 · Page 8
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 8

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, November 16, 1968
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How Do Cards, Fashion Help Protect Children? WARM HOSPITALITY Each of the Coterie Club parties will abound in fun and hospitality, if Mrs. William Fletcher, luncheon chairman, and Mrs. Ben Wood Jr., dessert party chairman, have their way. GLAMOUR EPITOME A gown for lazy autumn days is modeled by Betty Harris, from Richards, for Coterie Club's fashion show Nov. 19th. ' "" " " " ' Mil'"1'" . ' f"' j FOR OMEN Does a concerted, well-planned volunteer campaign to protect children pay off? You bet it does. Coterie Club members can prove it. As a result of their campaign against child molestation, cases in Palm Beach county have dropped six percent while the national figures show an Increase of eleven percent. Does the club carry on this public service program with hundreds of members behind it? It does not. It has 35 members. And for the first time, this band of devoted workers will sponsor two big benefit card parties on one day, Tuesday, Nov. 19. One will be a luncheon party at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the other an evening dessert party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For the first time, also, the parties will be in the West Palm Beach Civic Auditorium's private dining room, hopefully involving a total of 600 persons. For the first time there will be a bridge trophy award, and all bridge groups can vie for it, whether neighborhood foursomes or organized clubs. There will be, also, a glamorous fashion show at each event. Selections from Richards will be presented by Maezie Murphy Kline. Table prizes will be offered. Co-chairmen for the gala day will be Mrs. Richard Bran nan and Mrs. Earl Marsh. Backing them are Mrs. W illiam Fletcher and Mrs. Ben Hood Jr., luncheon and dessert party chairmen. Coterie Club was organized and affiliated with the General Federation of Womens Clubs in 1(). It ' as made prevention of child molestation through education its main impetus. Largely this impetus is accomplished through a superb film program, beginning with "The Strangers" at' the pie-school level and carrying on through junior high levels. Films also are shown adults. In its work the club has had a fine relationship and support of the West Palm Beach Police department. The downtown Kiwanis club has purchased films, as have several companies like Food Fair stores, Richs Ice Cream and Eskimo Pie. Mizoll-Faville-Zem loaned a film print to adult groups and also made available 100,000 pamphlets on the danger to elementary schools. Mrs. Charles F. Smith is president of the club, and Mrs. Lawrence Hudnall, past president, has been named to the National Advisory Board for "Patch a Pony" a current project. The films cost $250 each, and frequently need repair and replacement. They are shown in all communities from Jupiter to Boca Raton, including the Glades. The molester is no respecter of family circumstances, therefore, Coterie tries lo alert the entire county on the dangers that lurk daily on the paths of children. i; &-Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1968;- " : i tr im ,' -A. . W i THIS IS IT Neighborhood or organized bridge clubs win it, the Coterie Club's first grand trophy to be awarded Tuesday in the West Palm Beach Civic Auditorium. v. f r .., v,,,t. -s . i mnnw mm m i ir i iml in , . . TABLE AWARDS -Committee members Mrs. Russell Link, Mrs. C.E. Scoville, and Mrs. Edward Wilson have potted split-leaf philoden-dron for table prizes. Photos By John Cnstal NEW TRADITION - The first bridge trophy to be awarded at the Coterie Club benefit is admired by Mrs. Earl Marsh, one of the co-chairmen for the day. Whittle Your Waistline For New Spring Styles The Smart Set Spirited 76 Arrived Inspite Of Windy Snow jz ij V' J ?) . 1; PTV with the naked middle. "I wouldn't say this is for anything over a size Vi," said the designer after her spring show for the fashion press and buyers. "A si.e II should refrain." I would suggest also that any waist thai isn't a 22 inches or under measurement could be In trouble. The way Miss Trigere cuts skirts or trousers low on the hipbone, there's no way to disguise a roll of flesh. Miss Trigere docs the bare midsection in both long and short formal dresses. A whole group of frilly whites Is nothing more than a top cut like a bolero, closed, the skirt a sleek layer of fine fabric, often embroidered or jewelled, ending inches above the knees. One of the handsomest, once you adjust your outlook to accepting this look for dress-up, is in white "rosette lace," actually resembling a fancy embroidered eyelet. Trigere's trouser costumes started out looking prim as any pants suit with neatly tailored tunic-like tops. Off came jacket, and there were the hipster pants with little more than a halter or bra cover. She did these in pink linens, In white flannels with black and ByfiAVPAl'LF.Y NKW YORK (UPI) Fashion advice for Spring! Whittle the middle. Now that ban1 knees no longer are news, ban' midriffs are. Midsections are naked as nature made them in some of the spring 19 collections, veiled only slightly with chiffon or net In others. It's all part of the nudity trend that has been moving Into the feminine fashion world since that famous topless bathing suit, then last year's endorsement of the see-through tops In Paris and New York couture collections. For spring, the see-through look goes even further; gowns are totally transparent in a few collections, with only abbreviated panties beneath. But it is the middle of the torso thai really gets the exposure most frequently, and from such name designers as Pauline Trigere. "We started bare midriffs last October," said Miss Trigere, "and the style caught on slowly. But now we're making it with confidence, and the buyers arc ordering." It must be with confidence, fur the designer is banking a goodly part of her pants costumes and evening clothes white print halter tops, and in white sculptured cottons with brief pullover tops. Mollie Pamis puts on the nude look with black party dresses with sheer chiffon midriffs, or in long while flittering gowns vilh sec through mid-sections. Both the Misses Trigere and Paris speak their piece on the overwhelming number of pants in New York spring collections, which the buyers have been seeing for the last three weeks. Says Miss Par-nis, "I'm mad about pants. I think they're an extension of every woman's wardrobe." Says Miss Trigere, "The subject was roses. Now it's pants. We like them, believe in them for travel, certainly for at home." But if you don't consider yourself the pants type, there's comfort in a huge revival of the classic shirtwaist dress for both day and evening. These flatterers come back with puffy long sleeves, gathered into cuffs at the wrists, with wide, casual collars, waists nipped in with belts, and with skirts cut in gathered fullness. Ferdinando Sarnil does some of the best shirtwaisters for the new season. His floor length evening versions have the casual-looking necklines cut low, the waistlines sashed with satin above full skirts in organzas. Back full lorce after several seasons of quiet are the prints for spring. The trend is to the big and splashy florals, but watch also for the geometries. Sarml does a whole group of afternoon silks in tones of black and yellow or navy and "Signature" print spells the designer's name all over a couple of shirtwaisters. Perhaps Miss Pamis sums up what's ahead in women's fashions in these words to the buyers: "Nobody needs to wear anything they don't want or don't like. We have such a wide variety of choices." BySUZV It had to be one of those nights. The rain rained, the wind whistled and the snow flurried. But, except for Truman Capote weathered in, rumor had it, somewhere around BridKohampton L.I. all 76 of the swells invited to Mrs. William (Elsie) Woodward's little dinner dance in the Champagne Room of El Morocco blew in. And I mean blew in. It was a tribute to Elsie, the adored doyenne of New York society, that neither sleet, nor rain, nor sore throats, nor what have you, kept them away. Most of the ladies arrived in long dresses if for no other reason than to keep their legs warm. Beautiful, young Mrs. Howard Cashing, Elsie's grandniece by marriage, was a in a short, short skirt, but she should have those legs uncovered at ail times, anyhow. They're too good to keep under wraps. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar de la Renta (Francoise de Langlade) were barely off the plane from Acapulco. Francoise, muffled up in bronze brocade banded with mink at the hem and cuffs, was wearing a gold Guadalupe medal around her neck, a sure sign of a visit to Mexico, I needn't tell you. She must have never come in out of the sn. She's at least four shades darker and even fuller of frijoles than usual. (Nothing like a week or 10 days away from it all.) The de la Rentas bought a parcel of land in Acapulco. just around the bend from Merle (Oberon) and Bruno Pagliai and will begin building in February. So viva already. Almost everyone at the party wore black Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Mrs. Alfred de Liagre, Mrs. Jules Stein, Miss Jo Hughes, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Mrs. Lyon Slater, Mrs. Iva Patcevitch, Miss Louise Savitt, Mrs. Stephen San-ford, Charlotte Ford Niarchos, Mrs. Alexander Liberman were all of a color. Mary Sanford's dress, an Arnold Scassi invention, was one-shouldered and dotted with big silver discs. Jo Hughes and Mary Lou Whitney both wore the same Oscar de la Renta model his dress of the year black crepe relieved with a white fichu and bits of gold braid. Kitty Miller wore what she caller her hotel dress (apparently she always wears black to hotels) embroidered in jet and created by Dior. Mary de Liagre's black velvet dress had ermine sleeves. Definitely not in black was Mrs. Thomas Guinzburg, wife of the publisher. She wore a long red velvet skirt and a red and gold velvet breastplate with a lot of smooth, tan skin in between. Mrs. Winston (CeeZee) Guest was in a Mainbo-cher with a black crepe skirt, a gold and silver lame top and a little gold and silver jacket slung across her shoulders. Mrs. Dan (Babs) Caul-kins was in white trimmed with white ostrich feathers, and Mrs. Adolph Green (Phyllis Newman) danced around in the reddest paja- f mas you ever saw. Anne Slater wore a white crepe blouse with a billowing red skirt, Denise Bouche wore brown crepe trimmed in gold, Mrs. Martin Gabel (Arlene Francis) wore gold with long sleeves, and Joan Fontaine was in orange and green brocade shot with gold. (If you have to be shot with anything, it might as well be that. ) American Exhibit At Four Arts Hare, and three $100 awards given by the Society of the Four Arts. For the first time $10(10 will be given by the Flagler System Inc. in memory of the late Owen Hill Kenan. An artist who has won a cash award twice in the past five years will not be eligible to receive one but will be declared hors de concours for the exhibition. Following the preview tea Dec. 6, the show, which opens the winter season at the Four Arts will be on view to the public through Dec. 2H. Artists (torn 34 states havi submitted entries to the ;i()ll. Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings at the Society of the Four Arts, v Although more than HUM) oils, watercolors, mixed media and collages were submitted for judging, less than 100 w ill be selected for the exhihi lion. New cash awards will be presented this year in addition to the traditional $1000 donated by A. Atwater Kent Jr., past president of the Four Arts, $200 award given by-Palm Beach artist, Channing BARING THE MDj7)LE This nudity look predominates spring fashions. From the Pauline Trigere show conies this short evening number of white "rosette lace" with a flared bodice cropped just below the bustline. 1 iliM-fcSfcJBi ..laiJiii1i,

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