The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 26, 1968 · Page 9
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, November 26, 1968
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r IP Pick A Mood, Then Pants For Holidays Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 2S, 196&-J Mirrors Of Washington HARLOW LOOK - A woman can find inspiration in this pant otffit (right) of satin-back crepe tach as the explosive blonde herself might have worn. Slinky wide pants are topped by a tonic with "x" seaming on the bodice and low plunge V neck. xi? ' v 7 nit Mrs. Johnson T3 MYSTERIOUS - The feminine mystique can reveal many moods in this midnight black velvet pants suit (left). The wide legged pants are highlighted by a long-sleeved jacket accentuated by jeweled braids outlining the jacket and cuffs. 11 vinnl ?L I'll it I? 1 ' "fir ' Wt 4 J HAREM JUMPSUIT -A fashion-right Middle Eastern accent (right) gets its festive glow from metallic yarn. Designer Nasebe Malouf chose jewel tones of turquoise and gold for pajamas with fitted bodice, sashed waist and full pantaloons. 1i,,..iiiWiMiiiftiiU.MimiillTiiii' Leaves Stage A Big Smash By ISABELLE SHELTON WASHINGTON (NANA) - Lady Bird Johnson will go out with a bang, not a whimper. The First Lady's final three months in the White House are a happy succession of triumphs. Scarcely a day goes by that some new group does not give her a scroll or a plaque or a medal for her role as First Lady, chiefly for her work in beautifying the country. While public reaction to the President is at best mixed, for Lady Bird everything is coming up roses from every corner of the land. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who's been watching First Ladies since her own stepmother became one on Theodore Roosevelt's accession to the presidency in 1901, was recently quoted as calling Mrs. Johnson the greatest First Lady of them all. Radio-television newsman Eric Se-vereid, addressing conservation leaders at a luncheon given by Mrs. Johnson at the White House, said Mrs. Longworth had told him: "The plain fact is that there has never been a First Lady to equal Mrs. Johnson. No woman has ever accomplished this task with her combination of strength and grace. She has never once put a foot wrong." Severeid, declaring he wanted to "publicly agree" with Mrs. Longworth's assessment, added of his hostess: "She has done nothing wrong, and so much right, including the stimulation of a new, popular consciousness about the precious American land, a renewed awareness that our psyches are not apt to be well ordered if their physical setting is ordered badly. The First Lady's fortieth and final cross country trip, on which she is now embarked, shapes up as a many-splen-dored thing. Before it is over, she will have flown 6,071 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back, hobnobbed with the Apollo Eight astronauts and viewed their moonshot launch pad, and dedicated the stunning new Redwood National Park in California. In stops at Denver and New Orleans she will also have once again focused national attention on some of her husband's federal programs dearest to her heart Vista, education grants, the teacher corps, dollars-and-cents encouragement of the arts. Her star-studded travel group, as it left Washington, included her daughter Lynda Bird Robb, Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Wilbur Cohen, and fifteen members of the 20-member National Council on the Arts. The latter included such giants as singer Marian Anderson, jazz king Duke Ellington, concert violinist Isaac Stern, actor Charlton Heston, plus a painter, a poet, two sculptors, an architect, and a theatrical producer. There also was a large aggregation of reporters and photographers. Everything about Mrs. Johnson's last hurrah trip is somewhat larger than life. Even the list of clothing required on what was after all to be only a four-day trip sounded a little preposterous until you thought of all the temperature zones involved. Women reporters planning to accompany the First Lady were advised by the White House to bring everything from a bathing s uit to snow shoes . Specifically, they were told they would need a winter coat, a spring coat, a rain coat, an evening coat, and a warm jacket (for lunching with lumberjacks in the Redwood Forest, where it was said to be 50 degrees and rainy ). They should also bring, they were told, a long evening dress, an informal cocktail dress, hot and cold weather daytime clothes, and, of course, pants for the forest trip. Shoe gear called for snow boots, for Denver, comfortable low show for Cape Kennedy and the Redwood trails, and of course daytime shoes. If a girl picked her colors carefully, she might be able to get by with one pair of shoes to go with the long and short dress-up costumes. "And onlybringone suitcase, a hangup bag and your typewriter," said the First Lady's press secretary, Elizabeth Carpenter, as if she meant it. Mrs. Johnson will scarely be back from her journey when she will be honored again, this time by the Women's National Press Club, which will present her with its Golden Candlestick award on Dec. 2. The award is presented by the club in the memory of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (who Adlai Stevenson said "would rather light a candle than curse the 3 I - 1 i.. I i A I ' '. 7 I W In " i,TiJ r J I' ! r rry I I. i i A . M i i J SULTRY-Lynn Stuart designed this holiday pant outfit (above left) in the style of Marlene Deitrich. Menswear stripe tunic with voluminous sleeves tops fla-red bottom pants. The outfit is made of rayon crepe, to complete the sultry mood. fflpi ( A , If v TOUGH CHIC - reflecting Bonnie Parker (above right), the man-tailored long vest over wide striding pants is accompanied by a stock-throat shirt of satin-back crepe. .1 ' . STRAIGHT FROM NILE - Play the part of Theda Barra as Cleopatra in this pant outfit (left). Crepe is used for wide pants sashed in pink with a mini-vest decorated with crewel

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