Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 8, 1976 · Page 5
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 5

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, July 8, 1976
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\ Erma Bombeok's AT WITS END , Jumping Into Jumpsuits If you ever hear that I jumped into a jump suit, don't believe it. I was pushed. This has to be the Brand X of the fashion industry. There are only six women in this country who look well in jump suits. Five of them are terminal and the other was sired by a Xerox machine. Out of sheer curiosity, I was rummaging through a rack of them when a saleswoman approached and asked, "Which size are you? 12? 14? 16?" "Yes," I said. "Which?" she pursued. "All three. My bust is a 12, my waist a 14, and my hips 16." "Try the 14," she said dryly. "The fitting room is behind better dresses." The fitting room was something I had never seen before. It was a community deal. . . a large room with 16 mirrors on the wall, a rack in the center to hang discards and a woman by the door to make sure you didn't wear out any more than you wore in. A fitting room to me has always been like a confessional — where my body and my contrition take up the entire room. There is no room for anyone else. I looked around. All eyes seemed to be focused on one woman. She weighed about six pounds and Calendar of Social Events THURSDAY ODD FELLOWS-203'? N. Main PRENATAL CLASSKS-7 to 9 p.m.. classroom 1. new north addition. Si. Catherine Hospital. Expectant parents invited, no charge. FK1DAV PARLIAMENTARY CLASS. WCTU- • 9:30 a.m. coffee. Mrs. Oliver Hrechciscn. 618 10th. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNEKS- 6:30 p.m.. family picnic. Finnup Park COUNTRY FRIENDS-2 p.m.. Bonnie Kisner. 616 N. 2nd. Sound Discretion. Philip C. Vieux for County Attorney. Paid for by P.C. Vieux.—Pol. Adv. was trying on a jump suit. . . one of the six women mentioned abgve. It slid on. easily, up over her hips and onto her arms. I winced as she distributed the cloth left over around her waist. I looked at the crowd who could not take their eyes off her. I had seen that look of resentment and pain on only one other occasion. It was a Charlton Heston movie just before the door slid back between the Christians and the lions. Inching closer, I whispered, "Lady, you better get out of here before they tear you to shreds." It was my turn. For 15 minutes, I tugged and inched. my way into the jump suit and looked into the mirror. The chest was disguised as a back, the stomach strained at the buttons, the legs were numb without circulation and the hems swirled around the floor. "How do you. . . " "You get a carton of water pills with every suit," offered the salesperson. I didn't buy the jump suit, but what the heck. For awhile seven women forgot about the Panama Canal. Bridge . . ** . /V<9/776Gr Twelve duplicate bridge players met at the Civic Center Sunday for 28-board Howell bridge play. First place went to Vern and Phyllis Holmes, with second going to Jola and Barney Kraus. Monday night, 32 players met for Swiss team play. In first place was the team of Mert and Herb Woodham, Keith'and Velma Yost. Second place team was Loretta and Ross Thronbrugh, Le£ and Barbara Cline. In third place, with the same number of wins but with fewer Swiss points was the team of Ila Haflich, Dorothy Bock, Phyllis and Vern Holmes. To all the firms and merchants who donated to the fireworks fund for this year. It was very much appreciated. Smith Sand Co., Inc. Wheat Lands Motor Inn Inc. Sirloin of America Garden City New Car Dealers Assn. Bud Hebrlee Oil Co. Pansier Tires Inc. KUPK Radio Ken Minter Ins. Baker Popcorn Co. Don LaGesse Labs Garst & Thomas Sorghum Plant Western Bit & Supply 'J. Wayne Chambers The Squire Booterie Dennis Clark Corley & Smith Attorneys J. L. Douglass Roofing George Tate Collins Furniture, Butler Manufacturing Garden City Co-op Garden City Farm Equip. Stallsworth-Elson Inc. Minter Wilson Drilling Co., Inc. Miller Ins. & Real Estate Agency Masonry Products Co., Inc. Meschke's Mens & Boys Wear Motor Electric Shop Deines Aero Spray Acra-Plant Sales Inc. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Big R Stores Brookover Enterprises Cramer's Harvestore Feeding Systems Inc. Garden City Telegram Ehresman Packing Co. Fidelity State Bank Garden National Bank Gigot Irrigation Golden Plains Credit Union Hapes Truck Lines Inc. Harding Glass Industries Inc. Western State Bank Machine Supply Co. The Garden City Co. Phillips-White Funeral Home • Ready Mix Concrete Qo. Farr Better Feeds A SPECIAL THANKS To Tommy Thomas and the Volunteer Fire Department for setting the fireworks and providing a terrific show for all. Thanks Again, Van Salyer I/ an Deborah D. Van Pelt and Thomas A. Pederson, both Sioux Falls, S.D., exchanged marriage vows June 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The Rev. J. Helling officiated for the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Van Pelt, 906 Evans, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Pederson, Colmon, S.D. Peach and yellow carnations with baby's breath decorated the church. Organist was Kathy , Krough, Chancellor, S.D. Selections included "The Wedding Song," "The Lord's Prayer," and theme song from "Romeo and Juliet." For her wedding, the bride chose a gown of pale beige and peach, with a picture hat of pale beige. She carried a nosegay bouquet of peach roses and baby's breath. PageS Garden City Telegram Thursday, July 8,1976 SociaLife Renee Denning and Bob Pederson, sister and brother of the bridal couple, served as attendants. A reception followed in the church parlor. Assisting were Mrs. Bill Jones, aunt of the groom, and Mrs. Debbie Schneiderman. Honor guests were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hausman, Chester, S.D., grandparents of the groom. The bride is a 1971 graduate of Garden City High School, and is employed as a bookkeeper and medical records clerk at the Donahue Medical Clinic in Sioux Falls. The groom is a graduate of Chester High School and Sioux Falls Vo-Tech School. He is associated with Lewis Drug, Inc., as accountant and computer analyst. The couple is at home in Sioux Falls. ST. JAMES AMERICAN LUTHERAN WOMEN Morning circle of St. James American Lutheran Women met --June 15 in the church Fellowship Room with Mrs. Steve Christensen as hostess. The program, entitled "Bicentennial Special," was presented by the ..Rev. Ivar Gjellstad on the Lutheran Church in America during the colonial period. Slide scenes of America were shown and accompanied by the singing of "America the Beautiful." Questions concerning the position of women in society were discussed. Evening circle met June 16 at the home of Mrs. May John, with Mrs. Henry Roenfeldt as co-hostess. The program, "Bicentennial Special," was similar to the one presented to members of the morning circle. FINNEY COUNTY WOMEN'S CHAMBER •OF COMMERCE An unusual installation program was written and presented by Pat Fishback to install the 1976-77 officers for the Finney County Women's Chamber.of Commerce. Officers -are Mary Ploger, president; Phyllis Holmes, vice president; Pat Irwin, secretary; and Virginia Enslow, treasurer. Each was given a Will Rogers quotation, befitting her office, to be read. Retiring president Dolly Throneberry was presented a handing basket of greenery, and all new officers and board members received green foliage plants from the club. The luncheon and installation ceremony was conducted June 21 at Coffee Ann Restaurant. MR. AND MRS. JOE R. BURNSIDE (Jana L. Carson) Grace Presbyterian Church at Wichita was the setting June 12 for the marriage of Jana L. Carson, Wichita, and Joe R. Burnside, Garden City. Dr. William F. Keesecker officiated for the 7 p.m. double-ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Davis S. Carson, Wichita, and Mr. and Mrs. John R. Burnside, Garden City. Two nine-branch spiral candelabras flanked the altar of the church, which was framed by an arched candelabra. Additional seven- branch candelabras were trimmed with bows and greenery, and further decorations included arrangements of peach gladioli, blue carnations, white daisies and baby's breath. Mrs. Dorothy Poschen, Wichita, was organist. Soloist was Jay Bontrager, Wichita, who sang "Morning Has Broken," "The Wedding Prayer.,", and at the reception, "My Sweet Lady." , • ••.., Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose a floor-length gown of white quiana, fashioned with a high neckline of guipure lace in an empire A-line silhouette. Lace encircled the hem, sweeping into a chapel-length train. Her floor-length veil was attached to a camelot cap of guipure lace. Mrs. Sandy Barrington, Wichita, served her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Liz Brammer, Mrs. Anne Melhart, Tracie Elsea, and Mrs. Jane Alsop, sister of the bride. They wore gowns of matte jersey with matching jackets in shades of ice blue and peach. Ty Hedlund, Montezuma, was best man. Groomsmen were Bob Goodwin, Steve Haflich, Kirk Porter and Kim Harkness. Mrs. Marsha Hedlund and Sally Suhm lighted tapers. Flower girl was Laura Barrington, Wichita, niece of the bride. Ushers were Bob Andrews, John Greenlee, and Rusty Carson, brother of the groom. An . outdoor reception followed at the home of the bride's parents in Wichita. Assisting were Carolyn Edgerton, Marilyn McCrillis, Christy Peltzer and Nancy Flaming. Honor guests were Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Choate, grandparents of the bride, and Mrs. Jack Boas, great-aunt of the bride, all from Walnut Ridge, Ark. The bride is a 1975 graduate of Kansas State University with a BS degree in home economics. The groom is a 1976 graduate of KSU with a BS degree in agriculture. After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple is at home in Garden City. clearance sale dresses sportswear I6nq dresses partsyits lingerie reduced more ANN LANDERS Problem Not Unique, But That Doesn't Solve It DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm in love with my daughter's fiance. Madly, passionately, and completely. I have a good husband, three fine children, and a lovely home. I married young and didn't know what love was. No one has ever turned me on like this until now. It's not just physical (although it's that, too). I want my daughter, to marry this man. He is kind and good, all that anyone could want. I look at him and my heart aches. I ask God, "Why not till now?" Don't tell me to keep busy, Ann. I do — with a job, college courses, and club work. I know I must leave him alone. Please, tell me I'm not unique. I need to hear it from you. — Born Too Soon Dear Born: No, you are not unique, but knowing there are others doesn't solve the problem. I see so many negative elements in your dilemma — guilt, ambivalence, rivalry, fear and shame. I urge you to get some counseling and resolve these conflicts so you can have peace of mind and freedom from anxiety. * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: With summer vacations here, relatives and friends are again traveling great distances to see each other. I'd like to bring something to the attention of each and every person, old and young, male and female: Check yourself out. Are you monopolizing the conversation and depriving others of a chance to talk? After driving a thousand miles to get together, one person in the our family has been talking non-stop the entire weekend. When others in the room begin to squirm or carry on whispered conversations on the side, Ego Mouth doesn't even notice. At the end of the visit many of us will go home with all those things we've been saving up to talk about still unsaid. Why doesn't the rockhead notice signs — like an abrupt question on a completely different subject? It means people would like him to knock it off for a while. Would a normal person talk at someone who is trying to study, read, write or watch TV? Is he insecure, immature, or just plain rude in demanding so much attention? • Thanks, Ann. Perhaps through your column I 'will FINALLY get a chance to speak. — Numb Ears . Dear Ears: You have spoken. But don't expect the Ego Mouths of the world to get the message. They never think you mean them. Dear Abby once said, "A person who monopolizes the conversation at a get-together is just as big a hog as the person who comes to a party and eats allthe food." How true! * * * ' DEAR ANN LANDERS: Actually, I don't know where to begin. Six months ago I never dreamed of smoking pot or sleeping with a guy before marriage. I was so "straight" you wouldn't believe it. But after going with Jerry for a while, I began to change. At first I said, "No. Not Me. Never." But he was very . persistent. Now six months later, it turns out I might be pregnant. I don't know for sure. All I do know is that I was so stupid I could kick myself. I'd like to warn all other teenagers to beware of kids your parents don't want you to associate with. Their judgment is a lot better than yours. I'm signing my letter — A Sorry Rebel Dear Rebel: No comment from me. You've said it all. Tonay Rhe« Meyer W Wl-ff rrfeyer-fffiller A July 31 garden wedding is planned at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tomchak here for their granddaughter, Tonya Rhea Meyer, and Joseph Lynn Miller. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott, Amarillo, Tex. The couple's engagement and approaching marriage is being announced by Mr. and Mrs. Tomchak. DOORS OPEN 9:30 a.m. SALE ENDS SATURDAY, JULY 17 Special Savings on Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers. Hurry! LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL CLEARANCE TAGS . . . THEY LOCATE GOOD SAVINGS FOR YOU. . 4& .no main vivian kelfey mgr. 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