Independent from Long Beach, California on February 25, 1969 · Page 15
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 15

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 25, 1969
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'CYCLE THE WORLD IN FASHION' New looks that are going places By MARY ELLIS CARLTON Director, Women's News Pants costumes wiih a new verve ... the crisp contrast of red, white and blue . . . jumpers, shirtwaist dresses, the soft look of the 30s ... the put-together excitement of shirts, skirts, vests and sleeveless jackets. Those were the looks that stole the show when the May Co. paraded its newest spring fashions for the Children's Benefit League fund-raising luncheon and style show Friday at the Edgewater. Commentator Betty Harmon, fashion coordinator for the store, gave these how-to comments on accessories: "Scarves are possibly the season's most important accessory: wear them at the neck, wear them around the waist, wear them everywhere . . . treat yourself to some spectators for the newest look in footwear . . . bags are bigger and often are worn over the shoulder, but anchor them close and high under the arm . . . the gaucho shoe and higher clunky heels are the right footnotes for today's wider-legged pants. THE CAPE SWINGS into Spring ... here the all-American red wool coverup for a navy knit, long torso dress belted in red, scarved in red-white-blue. It's topped with navy frontiers- .:. man hat in balibuntal straw. Cape by Fairbook; dress by Carlyle. The reds, whites and the blues. .. SNAPPING TO ATTENTION . . . the military look in Suite's coatdress of red washable polyester knit, half-belted in back and buttoned in brass. White panama sailor is touched with navy and red. Staff Photos by Curt Johnson The new pants look... Lots of dots, plenty of dash describe pantsuit put- together by Norman Todd Separates (left) of navy and white with vest lined in stripes to match long-sleeved shirt . . . nude but covered up is the fashion incongruity of Geno's orchid hostess costume (center) of tablecloth lace with wide see-thru pant legs and long- sleeved, bare-midriff bodice ... white sailcloth (right) shows lots of pow and a long stretch of bare leg peeping through latticework side closing. The top interest: A coordinated red tunic piped in white. B-i--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELESRAM (PM) LOTS Btacfl, cilll., Tu»., Fib. U/I AT WIT'S BND Husbands rarely handy at home chores ELLEN KREC Rum joins apples in dessert treat By ERMA BOMBECK A woman in Washington writes, "I have always enjoyed your column, and ·would have continued to do so had you not invaded my privacy. My husband decided to put vinyl-covering on the bathroom walls. · He applied the stick-en goop, which did not make it stick. Finally, he said, 1 think if you would heat an iron and could put a newspaper under it and ap- · ply heat it would stick.' I plugged in the iron and handed him a newspaper. Sure .'.enough it stuck. Then he said, "Come there. Here's a picture on the wall.' I ·said, It's Erma.' -; "You are sorta catty wampus, but ;the picture is good. I would not have ; minded but I never feel like I'm alone ; anymore." Dear Lady, say no more. You are not the first woman to be held captive by an idiot with a boy scout hatchet and a warm can of beer. I have spent 20 years with a man who hangs wallpaper with the. grapes growing up out of the baseboards. He once turned off water from June to the middle of September. As for electrical outlets, just the other morning all the lights in the kitchen dimmed. "What's the matter?" asked one of the kids. "One of several things," I said. "Either your father has been fiddling with the wiring or they are electrocuting Steve McQueen in the state capital." When their father came in the room he said simply "Did you push the toaster down? (We nodded) Well then, what did · you expect?" These reluctant handymen are a threat to the mental health of housewives everywhere. They are not only defensive about their work, they gravitate back and forth between hound-dog stubbornness and maddening attention details. WE HAD NEIGHBORS once who named a clothes post in their divorce suit. They had been a relatively happy couple and appeared to be quite stable. They had hung wallpaper together, assembled Christmas toys together and passed the acid test of all married couples -- pruning shrubbery. Who would have ever suspected Hank and Rheba were normal? The story I got was that one day Rheba asked Hank to put in a clothes post for one of those umbrella type clothes dryers. Hank in his usual quest for perfection then continued to have surveyors stake out the ground, have the soil tested by experts, aerial photos made of the plot and a meteorologist file a report on which way the wind velocity would prove the most beneficial to drying. He visited the library every waking hour, talked to cement men, bought a garage full of tools and exactly three months from the day of the request ventured into the backyard and drilled straight through his water line. Rheba ran away with a sewer man from the sanitary department. Hank got custody of the clothes post As for the pitiful soul in Washington who must share her accommodations with me, don't worry. I can't see a thing without my glasses. Cook-Hughes engagement is revealed ' . xr. and Mrs. Harold Milton Cook announce that their daughter, Sharyn Eileen, will exchange wedding vows with Ronald Hughes in June. Former residents of Long Beach, the Cooks now live in Newark, Del. In June, Miss Cook will receive a degree in nursing from Brigham Young University, P r o v o , Utah, and the Latter-day Saints Hospital in Salt Lake City. Her fiance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hughes, Great Falls, Mont, is a graduate of Montana University. He is in his second year at the University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City. No credit sharing on this recipe . . , it's mine, all mine . . . but perhaps it's the result of combining some recipes that might have belonged to past cooks. Tiie problem was a common one . . . dinner guests and no time to cook . . . so I prepared as much as possible the day before. This particular dessert is equally popular with male and female and could . . . I even hope . . . surpass Mom's apple pie. As you might h a v e guessed, it is apple base, but you will also need zwieback and mm. Take 10 or 12 good cooking apples, but not the mushy type. I like to use the green apple pie type- 2 cups water 2 cups sugar Juice I lemon ]/4 cup good rum 1 box Zwieback rolled into crumbs Vt cup melted butter Y 2 cup sugar To a large skillet add the sugar and water, boil for five minutes. Peel and slice the apples and place in the lemon juice. The slices should be rather thin, When the syrup is made, put the apple slices in the pan and cook over low heat until all are translucent. If you need to stir, do it carefully so you won't have applesauce. This all should take 30 to 40 minutes, then add the rum and cook until you have a thick mass of sliced apples. Meanwhile, roll the zwieback into fine crumbs and mix with "4 cup of sugar and the melted butter. B u t t e r the top and sides of a springform pan rather generously, t h e n add one-fourth of the crumb mixture. Spread and pat firmly into a layer. Add one-third of the apple mixture and spread carefully to cover the crumbs. Add another one- fourth of the crumbs and use your hands to pat into a smooth layer. Add the second one-third of the apples and another layer of crumbs. Finally, the last of the apples and tip with the final quarter of the crumbs. Pat down with a fairly firm hand until you have a smooth solid top, then cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to use, loosen the sides of the pan with a knife, remove the outer edge and slice the cake into wedges with a sharp knife. Serve with slightly sweetened whipped cream. I like to use vanilla sugar in whipped cream and this you may accomplish easily by burying a sliver of vanilla bean in a jar of fine granulated sugar. I usually keep a jar on hand for flavoring. If you want to gussy up the recipe, you might remove the cake (but carefully) from the pan and decorate with a crown of cream, some candied fruit or toasted almonds. Plan membership tea Invitation list for membership tea planned Saturday by Lakewood-Long Beach Chapter, City of Hope, is checked by Mmes. Joseph Weiner (left) and Murray Rogers. The 12:30 p.m. event, featuring entertainment and prizes, will take place in the Rogers home, 2256 San Anseline Ave. Prospective members are welcome. DEAR ABBY Child pays for parents' mistake By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR ABBY: When I was little, I was spoiled by my parents and now that I am older I am still spoiled, so they yell at me and punish me. Do you think it is fair that I get yelled at and punished for their mistakes? R.R. DEAR R. R.: You have asked a very intelligent question. A "spoiled" child is no joy to his friends, his teachers, OR to his parents. But saddest of all, a child who brings no joy to others receives none himself- It's the parents' "mistaKc," to be sure, but the child pays for it DEAR ABBY: Will you please tell us WHO is responsible for the care of a widowed mother? There are four of us children. We all do quite well, but three of us are married with family obligations, and one is a single "career girl" in her early 40s. She has an excellent position and nobody to worry about but herself, and SHE thinks we should all pitch in EQUALLY for Mother's support. We married ones have mortgages to pay off and children to educate, but our single sister has a - b e a u t i f u l l y furnished apartment, a new car every other year, and her biggest problem is where to go on her next vacation. So, Dear Abby, do you think we should all share the burden of Mother's support EQUALLY? A FAMILY DIVIDED DEAR FAMILY: Yes. How sad that children should quarrel over an "obligation" which should be considered a privilege. DEAR ABBY: The neighbor who lives across the street from us leaves , for work every morning at 7:30. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. I have seen about two or three men drive up every day and stay for maybe an hour or so and they leave. His wife couldn't be having that many repairmen. Abby, 1 feel that I should say something to someone -- but what? And to whom? STUNNED DEAR S T U N N E D : Whatever the men *re doing in your neighbor'! home should not concern you. Since you felt compelled to "say something to someone," you'v* said something to ME. Why not let it go at that? Correction Wednesday, March' 5, Is date for the Navy, Marine, Coast Guard Foundation benefit b r i d g e at Allen Center, not March 6 as announced in the Sunday Independent, Press-Telegram Women's Section. Ticket information may b« obtained by calling the Commissioned O f f i c e r * ' Mess, Long Beach Navaf Station.

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