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1 OF--July 30, 1972 PASSE? Sunday Gazette-Mull -- Charleston, Wesf Virginia Fashion Boards Frivolous, Fading? Diamond's ^Imagineers 9 Shout ' Are college fashions boards a fading tradition, too frivolous and irrelevant to the more complicated lifestyles of contemporary youth? The Diamond Department Store doesn't think so. "Today's young people are growing up in a concerned world, one where classrooms and career involvement become one and the same. Not all of them are of the jeans generation, plenty of them are convinced that they owe it to themselves to look just as good, be as well groomed, as possible," says Marian Jenkinson, store fashion coordinator. "They hope for personal fulfillment, comfort and security in a mature world," she continues. "Representing that 'Heads Up' group of young adults at o u r s t o r e w i l l b e t h e Imagineers, who will be waiting for questions on the things t h a t are doing in today's world. They represent a fair sprinkling of states and campus area, a wide background to act as a sounding board in fashions, gear and events." * Â·*Â· * THE NAME Imagineers was selected instead of the former college board or council to follow a new concept called "Imagineer Project 1972," which focuses on career girls as well as the collegiate set. The main event will be a back-lo-college fashion show scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in the store's cafeteria on the fifth floor. Members of the Imagineers who will work in the store and model for the show are Anne Hain Ray, Hollins College; Margaret Anne Hughes, Mt6 . St. Joseph College; Rosemary Maruish, Marshall University; Michele Helen Miller, Michigan State University; Paula Jean Fields, Potomac State College; Sarah Glenn Sullivan, Tufts University; Carolyn Joan Crimmins. V i r g i n i a Polytechnic Ins t i t u t e ; D e b o r a h L y n n Belcher, West Virginia State College: Patricia Ann Cox, Debra Lynn Thomas, West Virginia University; Michael Andrew Myres, West Virginia State/ and David Randall B a k e r , M o r r i s H a r v e y College. Fashion information for college and career girls is only part of the store's back- to-school style story. The other half is a i m e d at teenagers and their theme is "Turn on the Bright Ideas." The show is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, also in the cafeteria. Separate areas will be designated for each of the junior high schools in the valley so that the students can join their representatives for viewing the show. Two representatives from each school, a boy and a girl, attended a planning session earlier this month to give their "bright ideas" for a show. Each student who participated will receive an original "Bright Idea" shirt for their contribution. The appliques on the shirts were done especially for The Diamond by Faith Workshop. The shirts are available only to school representatives. * * * THE DELEGATES and t h e i r schools are Debbie Painter and Johnny Starchor, Andrew Jackson; Becky Bird a n d R o b e r t R a m s e y , Clendenin: Renee Young and Tim Droddy, Dunbar; Cindy Adkins and Carl Holsteine, DuPont; Annette Marcum and Bobby Campbell, East Bank; Kathy Harry and Mike Evans, Elkview; Nancy Haynes and Jimmy Ford, Hayes; Nancy K i m b e r l i n g a n d K e n n y Mullins, Horace Mann; Jackie Harvey, Steve Cook, John Adams; Kim Pauley, Jack Whittington, Lincoln; Jenny Phillips, Franklin King, Marmet; Terry McNeer, Michael Nye, McKinley; Debbie Creighton, Dwight Davis, Nitro; Anne Street, Kevin Carter, Roosevelt; Annette C u r r y , Ken Samms, St. Albans; Gail Pritt, Keith R K P K K S K N T A T I V K S R K C K I M ; O R I G I N A L SHIRTS Steve Cook and Jackie Harvey of John Adams Givens, Sissonville; Marilyn Fleshman, Donald Fleming CrMi i U r*\ i . _ *" McNeill, Thomas Jefferson; M a r y Jo H u d s o n , John "\jTÂ«l + rt** \\i i Â· . _. ,.., wuuju ji' I d l J J I i e Â«"i, h-am Stuck, Daniel Woodrow Wilson. For Too Many A Time of Worry MODELING FOR THK I M A ( , I M , k K b Debi Thomas and Randy Baker By Steven H. Kravlls It may be back-to-school shopping time for a large number of youths, but for some of them, it is a time of worry. Mrs. Sylvia Giannakls. Technical Centers' Job Rate High Within a month after graduation, two-thirds of the high school graduates who completed courses at Carver and Benjamin Career and T e c h n i c a l C e n t e r s h a v e already been employed. And employment specialists at the centers are optimistic about the few who have not yet b e e n e m p l o y e d . T h e specialists believe that all the students who want work will be placed within six months Don Hunt, a placement specialist at Carver, said a post-high school class of welders finished its training and every student was placed within the same month. In the mine maintenance course, n of the 15 who completed the course have found jobs with some graduates starting as high as $38 a day. Diesel mechanics, welding a n d h e a l t h o c c u p a t i o n s graduates from Benjamin Franklin have had much success in locating jobs. Denn i s D a v i s , p l a c e m e n t specialist at Franklin, said all the graduates in these areas -- P h o l o i b y f-rrrt- , f, Â» Â«;K V N K L I N STl Di:\T K K I ' A I K S A D D I N G . M A C I I I N K iranklm and Carver Graduates Find Ready Employment have been placed and there are more jobs now open. Davis said most of the placements have been made with smaller rather than some of the larger companies in the valley. The big employers still appear to be in a tight situa- t i o n , b u t t h e s m a l l e r businesses are taking most of the graduates, he said. Benjamin Franklin- and Carver centers offer about 30 different career choices. Programs for high school students are two years in length. Students spend one half day at the career center and the other half at their home high school. The post-high school courses are full-time and Veterans Administration approved. They last 11 months and cost $20 per month. Adult education courses are about six weeks and usually cost about $21. director of the K a n a w h a County Clothing Center, said in a recent interview. "For h u n d r e d s o f o u r c o u n t y youngsters it is worry time. They're wondering how they are going to attend school the first day without clothing." Mrs. Giannakis, who has beaded the center since its establishment in 1964, said school social workers have informed her approximately 500 children will need complete outfits before they can attend school when it opens Sept. 5. She said hundreds of other students will need one, two or three articles of clothing, such *. a pair of shoes or a pair of pants. * * * SHE NOTED one particular problem has been a need for underwear. Social workers discovered a substantially higher rate of absenteeism on days when students have physical education classes. The students were found to be staying home from school on these days because they did not want other youths to see they could not afford und e r w e a r , o r w h a t u n - derclothing they had was in poor condition. Mrs. Giannakis said, "The Kanawha County Clothing Center is a coordinate project Between the Kanawha Countv C o u n c i l of Parents and Teachers and the Board of E d u c a t i o n . We collect, renovate and make clothing ready for our school social workers when they find that an absent child's problem is lack of clothing." The center is a volunteer community service project dependent entirely on public c o n t r i b u t i o n s f r o m organizations or individuals. Mrs. Giannakis stressed "We sell nothing and we waste nothing," and poor clothing donated to the center may be renovated. She said, "The center's shortages are always underwear, boys pants and wraps. Cash contributions help to supply these shortages. Purchasing is done with the cooperation of our generous merchants, who allow me to buy these articles at less than wholesale cost." The center is open all summer, with the exception of August 21-28. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Further information may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Giannakies at her home, 3805 Venable Ave., SE. The renovation and distribution center is located at the Cabell Adult Education Center, Florida Street at Second Avenue.