Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on November 28, 1963 · Page 19
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Grand Opening! Our beautiful new San Rafael store is nn#»»i Opening Special on our entire stock Albert Arcade -874 Fourth St. Free Parking just steps away! Enter lot on Fifth Ave. (at Nye St.) ♦Limited time offer... San Rafael store only! This is a party dress—color it “festive”! That's just what Stanton Jr. Petites has done bv styling it, at left, in shimmery Star Lustre of Celanese ny- MAKING THE HOLIDAY PARTY SCENE TUnC, 1______1 ___, mr mm a y m* Ion and mylar. They’ve seamed it in the princess manner, belted it low with a glow of satin and ended up with as pretty a picture as ever graced a holiday setting. Make the fashion scene in this ( inulai skirted swinger by Junior Theme, at right. Shaped in a flirty-flower brocade of Cclanese acetate, this fashion is a kind of perky party-goer that's almost bound to make your gayest evening more so! By JOY MILLER AP Women’s Editor On the last Thursday in November, 1863, a small but regal lady of 75, her dark brown curls untinged by time, was quite possibly the happiest woman in the United States. She was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, and because of her, the whole country was sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner that day. For 17 years she had buttoned governors to plead the cause of a unified holiday. She had corresponded with thousands of people, writing each letter herself with quill pen. As time wore on she took to badgering Presidents, but only in the most genteel manner. PRESIDENT LINCOLN was her pigeon. On Oct. 3, 1863, he issued a national proclamation, which began: “It. is a time peculiarly fitting to give thanks since in the midst of Civil War peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and harmony has prevailed except in the field of military conflict ...” It ended with a request that fellow citizens “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving.” WHO WAS THE indefatigable Mrs. Hale? She was the editress (Victorians loved to discriminate between the sexes) of Godey’s Lady’s Book, a 19th century McCall’s until she died at 90. She wrote some two dozen sentimental novels and helpful books on cooking and housekeeping, plus hundreds of poems (including “Poems for Children—written to inculcate moral truths and virtuous sentiments” but all she is remembered for is “Mary’s Lamb.” She championed women’s causes, got the first women medical missionaries sent abroad, persuaded Matthew Vassar to drop the odious m arm M omen MARIN MERRY GO-ROUND SET TOMORROW The Marin Merry - Go - Round Christmas boutique which was canceled last Friday and Saturday because of the death of the president will be held tomorrow from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Old Elks Club, San Rafael. The boutique is sponsored by the 18 guilds of the Louise A. Boyd Natural Science Museum. Mrs. James Tasley of Ross is chairman of the event. word “Female” from Vassar Female College, organized the Seamen’s Aid Society, sent bills to Congress to ask for free normal schools for teachers, talked a New York store I owner into employing the first women clerks in town, advocated elementary education for girls equal to that of boys, started the first day | nursery, raised the money to finish Bunker Hill Monument, and on and on. In short, Mrs. Hale was a crusader—but a ladylike one. LEFT A WIDOW at 34 with five small children to support, she tried millinery and failed, started writing books and at 40 became the first woman editor of a magazine in the country. She never antagonized her Victorian public, but for 50 years she cajoled it into one reform or another. As she said at one time: “Every woman has a mission on earth. There is something to do for each one; a household to put in order, a child to at tend to, some degraded and homeless humanity to be friend.” fui virtues cleanliness. of exercise and HER URGE FOR a countrywide Thanksgiving Day start- ed early. She was 1 year old in 1789 when George Washington first proclaimed Thanksgiving Day. In the years after, each state fixed its own date, if it celebrated it at all. Some governors appointed the time j — ----------------------------just after harvest, others af- ! ^tCOND SECTION Thursday, Nov 28 1963 T9 ter public canals closed, on I Long Island it was observed after the cows were driven home from ?ca pastures. "It matters much religious ly and nationally that all ob serve the same day ...” she wrote editorially and proced ed to do something about it AS EARLY AS November, 1846, she suggested all the states adopt the last Thursday in November. She repeated it patiently each year and darried on voluminous letter- writing. She relaxed briefly after Lincoln came through so gallantly, but three years later, when Andrew Johnson succeeded to the Presidency she felt a little uncertain. She I made a neditorial plea for a Presidential proclamation.! Johnson responded the way Mrs. Hale intended, and so | have all Presidents since. Family Dinners Mark Thanksgiving By FLORENCE DONNELLY I h a n k s g i v i n g is not a happy time this year as the nation mourns the death of the late President John F. Kennedy. However, family gatherings are being held today throughout Marin. One of the largest will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoefer of Belvedere. With them will be their daughter, Mrs. Peter Witter (Susan Hoefer) her infant son, Joel (Sue’s husband is stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines) the Hoefers’ other daughter, Mrs. John Pelkan ofLlvedere her husband and their daughter Jennifer, the Hoefers’ son, John Foster Hoefer, a freshman at the University ol California, John Hoefer s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John James Hoefer, their daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Newbrang and her daughter, Martha, all of San Francisco John Pelkan’s parents, Doctor and Mrs. Carl Pelkan of San Jose, Sue’s Delta Gamma sorority sister at University of California, Miss Nicole Peter of San Francisco and Peter Witter's parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Witter of Ross. The Hoefers were among the — — ________ 400 people who attended the twenty-fifth reunion of the ^e’ *'as* summer Nancy tra- class of 1938 at University of vt*led through Europe with an- I California Friday night at the °Bier San Jose State College St. Francis Hotel in San Fran- student, Raelene Hermann of j cisco. Because of the death of, Lafayette, j President Kennedy, the com-j 1 hey had an unhappy ex- i mittee considered postponing 1 perience in Milan, Italy when the dinner but as people had a,l heir clothing and baggage | come from all parts of the j were stolen from their car. United States and from coun-j The Niederholzers’ other tries as far away as India, and daughter, Mrs. James Finn as the hotel had completed din- (Sue Niederholzer) and her hus- ner arrangements, the reunion band are having dinner with went on as scheduled. Also at- his brother-in-law and sister tending from Marin were the Mr. and Mrs. John Koenig Jr’ John Cahills, the William Mil- of Sausalito. * likens, Chester Carlisle (he was class president) and his wife. NOVATO RESIDENTS are the Robert Ingrams and the als(.} enJ°ying the Thanksgiving Edgar Reeds. holiday with their families and friends. I ! His *aste of the tradi- 1 heir Thanksgiving er T'' *TT turkc>’ wil1 KarhiUppohe„i’ sf cisco and the Leppos' son. Rob- “Vm” an^wt ert, a junior at Stanford Uni- inm nrn«or J \ Tu ,, ... , , spending Jhanksgiving with he Gus Niederholzers will Mr. Dresser’s brother, Duane a sma11 thanksgiving din- and his family in San Mateo ner at their home. With them The Joseph W. Wright fam- will be their daughter, Nancy, ily are welcoming home their I 0 was the homecoming eldest son, William who at- 1 queen at San Jose State Col- J tends University of California. SPECIAL—THIS WEEK CONSIDERED a striking beauty who never showed her age, all her life she wore her hair in side curls, because her husband had liked it that way. Her only beauty secret. Strips of brown butcher paper soaked in fresh apple vinegar applied to her temples at night to discourage wrinkles —a remedy considered old- fashioned even then. She nearly always wore silk “because it shook the dust”, indulged in costly laces, hated earrings, deplored tight lacing in girdles as injurious to health, preached the health- Value of this painting — $ 285.00 NOW YOU CAN HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART ON YOUR WALL FOR ONLY » 215 “ m reco ART GALLERY 933 «j)" STREET SAN RAFAEL 4S3-5415 MARIN'S SOCIAL WHIRL

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