Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 7, 1968 · Page 12
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Silver, Turquoise Ball Hostesses ·-.Newly named members of the Board of Hostesses of the Silver and Turquoise j' -Ball. are (from left) Mmes. Lemuel C. Shattuck, Gerald M. Jones, John S. li.p.-'Dowd and Merlin K. DuVal. The new hostesses are pictured at the Arizona !':inn where the ' 18th annual ball will be held Saturday, April 27. Proceeds of the j- dance benefit the Tucson Festival Society. (Citizen Photo by Art Grasberger.) Former Citizen Staffer New Magazine By SUE GILES '·'. Citizen Staff Writer At last I know a Somebody. She's'Susan Szekely Edmiston,-A-{owner Tucsontian who's · bow ; the .editor of "Eye" magazine. - . . . 'Susan was a member of the Citizen Woman's View staff .alrnost two years before leav- :ing 'for a writing stint with the New York Post. After doing women's page features for six months',., .she .started ' a teen column that was quickly syndicated.' Late last year she tackled a fresh' .challenge: organizing a new magazine for young ;people. , "My job as 'Eye' editor is really incredible, said Susan via telephone. "Our offices are Ideated in an old art gallery. When we .moved in, all that was : here was a huge room with a 20-foot ceiling. ·;. "Art director Judy Parker, e x e .Q u t i Y e editor Howard Smith and I hired our staff while fails' were going up and telephones were being installed. The pounding and 'sowing was awful." How does Susan like her busy life? "I love my job. I'm completely happy even though the work is demanding. Really, though, my biggest news is my marriage three weeks ago-" Susan's husband Peter is in the music business -- managing and producing concerts. "Peter was so helpful during the hectic months preceding publication of our first 'Eye' issue. Music is the common denominator . covering the broadest age range in readership, and Peter's advice was invaluable." Susan admits to quite a juggling act the past few m o n t h s. Decorating the couple's future home and working on the magazine .at the same time was pretty wild. "I paved a clear path from the door of my apartment to my bed. Around the path was chaos. Most of the time I didn't leave the office until midnight, and was back again by nine the next morn- .ing. "Peter, however, is very understanding about my work. He feels that the worst thing in .the world would be coming home to a wife who had spent the entire day in the kitchen. The average man doesn't want his wife to have a '-' ! of her own, or to be equal to her husband. But Peter loves my success and is very interested in the magazine." Susan runs the "Eye" office and staff. "I also assign articles, decide what's going «i each issue and edit a great many articles myself." The pace and responsibility don't seem to have ruffled 27- year-old Susan. "When I'm asked who influenced my career, I answer 'Betty Milburn.' I can still hear Betty saying, 'Use active sentences/Didn't Bryn Mawr teach philosophy majors anything but passive verbs?'" When I asked Susan what had happened to her Plato-ori- e n t e d p h i l o s o p h y , s h e chuckled, "I've become very pragmatic. You wouldn't be- live how down-to-earth I am. I have to make decisions quickly, and to have confidence in them." From the looks of the first "Eye" issue this month, that pragmatic philosphy has paid off. T ^ -^ ^ ^ -^ -^ ~^ ^ ~W ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ~W^ ^T Spring Fabrics BUYNOW SEW HOW WINDJAMMER® ·' 70% RAYON 30% COTTON · CREASE RESISTANT · 45 INCHES WIDE · WASHABLE · SOLIDS CHECKS, PLAIDS DOTS YARD REG. 1.99 YD. SATURDAY ONLY! FROM 11 AM-5 PM SHARPENED SHEARS 75 WHILE YOU WAIT P1NKERS 1.00 NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK INCLUDE . . . . FRANKEN TRIMS - GOTTSCHALK EMBROIDERIES - ACRYLIC PRINTS BATES FAVORITES TOPSHELF - RANGOON - S1LKPRINTS - MONARCH STREET GARBARDINE - QUAKER RIDGE AND MANY OTHERS locally owned 2830 H. Campbell Ave. 326-5708 Tucson's Newest Complete Fabric Store Located in Campbell Plaza Center Rain Doesn 9 t Dampen Hospitality Of San Antonians By BETTY MILBURN Citizen Woman's Editor SAN ANTONIO--Has it ever rained on your parade? Have your best laid plans gone awry? Have you had a deluge on your patio party? Poor San Antonio. For three solid days, the weather has included everything from a gentle drizzle to sleet and downpour. Such hospitality in the face of such obstacles. And such fun under such unfavorable circumstances. Actually, the weather has been miserable ever since we arrived last S u n d a y . We've been sloshing around in the mud and mire of Hemis- Fair. You know how construction sites are. But last night's downpour was the end for our hosts, though it actually worked out memorably and happily for us -- the 200 editors here to view Texas fashions and Hemis- Fair, '60. Frost Brothers had invited us to a river boat party -- to cruise the San Antonio River which flows gently through the heart of the city. The ma- riachis were there, the margaritas were there. But so was a persistant downpour. And the boats have no top. So we were bussed to the new Hilton Palacio del Rio, not yet quite completed. (It's a module-constructed building with .individually completed rooms in place on the top floors; the conventionally-constructed lower floors are still quite undone.). In the first three storiej where we partied, Frost will soon have a boutique. Now, it's a greaty party spot, with music (two sets of ma- riachis), masses of bright Mexican flowers, lots of margaritas, and Tucson type hors d'oeuvres of frijoles, c h i l i con queso and guacamole. How could it be other than festive? , It was great: So was the Sears Fiesta de las Modas -- also terribly changed by the sleet and rain, but doubly memorable because of the great complications and festive feeling of hosts and guests alike. Sears had planned a fiesta" in the Mexican market -- a block of polished vegetables, unbelievable greens, pinatas and pottery not outdone this side of Mazatlan. But the rains came. So, Sears pitched a tent adjacent to the market, and masses of editors and equal masses of San Antonians crammed together in the can- dlelighted confines, nibbling Mexican delicacies, splashing through puddles, hunting the bar and brought-in heater with equal frequency. It really was nothing at all like any of our hosts had planned, but it was gala, fun, memorable -- and a lovely example of San Antonio's heartfelt hospitality, a n d great ability to cope. Would you believe that the sun was shining brightly, finally, on the last morning when we saw fabulous chil- drens fashions from the Texas market? This young group -- the chiJdrens 3 to 6x, 7 to 14, but also the petite 2 to 8 or 3 to 12 for the teens or even older, if you can fit into them -- is a large segment of Texas manufacturing. . Brown is the color, cotton is the fabric. And no-iron is the Tucson rule, in the young girls' fashions. There are lots of ruffles; lots of plaids and even a midi. Yes, what can only be called a mid-calf plantation dress turned up in a couple of collections for the 9 year olds. Late in the afternoon, we were invited to tea with Buffie -- Anissa Jones -- in the Menger Hotel. She is an absolute doll, seemingly unspoiled, and with a marvelous wardrobe by Johnston's of Dallas -surprisingly elegant and unruffled in the today's context. Buffie's only comment: People in Texas do talk funny. 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