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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 23

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PRACTICING YOUR LULLA BYES: Looking for a cradle? It's time to select a gay and versatile jumper to wear right up to D-Day. Here's one styled on shift lines in a fabric that is velvet-smooth, washes easily, and requires only a quick iron to hold its shape. Add and change the blouse to suit you. Sensible Suggestions If The Heir Is Apparent : Do maternity clothes head your; •fall shopping list? Lucky, lucky; /: you — fall is the best possible : ':, time to be pregnant, and the new i 'heir-conditioned clothes have nev- ;er been prettier. 1 First-time shoppers are often a ; little shy and uncertain when (hey j first edge into the maternity sec-' • lion of a department store. j The clothes look big enough to I cover a pregnant elephant; the; ; other shoppers all seem to be on- i ly minutes away from a hospi- '. Ual; the under-garments on dis-| iplay look frighleningly like the! ;: old iron maidens. Suddenly youj feel that you don't really belong j here—that somehow you can con, ceal your condition a little long- i er. Then the saleswoman steps up,' sizes you up with a practiced i eye. "Just about three and a halt j months, aren't you Madam?" -j At this point, say the experienced mothers, take the plunge. Don't blurt out that you're looking for a birthday present forj your sister. Don't try to wear 1 your regular clothes any longer— j you'll ruin them. ' ' Let your saleswoman help you. She knows which styles are flat-; lering to which figures; which; garments can do double-duty; which feature special fabric and construction points. Most reputable stores make a point of hiring sympathetic moth- e r 1 y, experienced personnel in their maternity departments. They know only too well that a new mother needs help, and that an expanding waistline is depressing to the most family-minded young lady. Maternity clothes must be chosen with more care than any other kind, especially at this season. Remember that they must be worn through the warm days of Indian Summer, but still must look appropriate for the Christmas season. The new heavier cottons fill the bill perfectly. Pregnancy raises your internal temperature, so that you won't really require woolens to keep warm. Long hours at the ironing board are plain foolishness. They are hard on overburdened feet, hard on supporting muscles, and hot i besides. JSasy»care clothes are a J must. Furthermore, no one really wants to spend a fortune on ma„ ternity clothes. With a few outfits that can be washed, touched £ up, and worn again the same day, fit's possible to get along with a smaller wardrobe — no waiting for garments to come back from ^.. ......... The newest maternity clothes I mum maternity wardrobe? Very are cleverly constructed to look | little, if you choose carefully. Se- chic and fashion-right from t helled one two-piece outfit, perhaps third month through the ninth.j in a neat, dark print. Add slacks Gone are the long, tent-1 i k e or Capri pants which can be smocks, the safe, dark colors j worn with the top of the tsvo-piec- with the big while collars, t h e er, and a gay separate top. fabrics that begin to bag with the j Then a one-p i e c e sleeveless baby still two months away. .dress in your favorite bright col- Today's young mothers vole for i or, to do date-duty sleevelessly, spirit-lifting colors, b e c o m i n g or to he worn with your regular , lines, a feeling of fashion. I blouses (only the top button isj There's plenty of fashion news .fastened), or with one of the! in both one and two piece styles i many pretty maternity blouses on this Fall. The A-line and the Em- 1 the market, pire line both originated in the | That is your basic wardrobe: closed salons of the top Paris! add to it if' you can. But be sure courluriers. and both are now he- i that anything you buy has top THE COOL SHIMMER: of silver metallic, patterned white rayon and nylon brocade makes a smart exclamation point at any party. This one is accented with a turquoise silk chiffon scarf. The skirt has a new patented miracle version for shorter jackets. SEAMS TO ME How to Trim a Wool Sweater ing translated beautifully to maternity wear. New skirt-construction t e c h- niques make possible a trimmer jacket in the two-piece styles. Gone is the kangaroo cutout. Re- quality easy-care features. It is important for your health, and will free you for more important projects, such as decorating a nursery. With the pretty, new maternity C3 — — - — —... .. v , i i •vt* vnv £»» Vr khj | IIV. >» Hid I'd lillV placing it is a panel of shirred or j clothes on the market, a prospec- strelchy self fabric. With this sort j live mother need never feel bad- of skirl treatment, a shorter, |ly dressed. She can hold her own more chic, Chanel-type jacket is j with all the neighborhood fashion both practical and pretty. i plates—and look attractive to her What might make up a mini-j husband as well. Over 2 Million Women Now Bowl By AORIENNE BLOCK [is a modern, one-story brick and 'glass building that was onened u^? L i!T S v«u°5 i0 h ( J P) «r pU -in 1958! UTn^ in tE ,=s rl '!„,r* ™* , tf L?>f « 100 per cent expansion. through a saloon to get to a bowl ing alley. Last year 30 office personnel operated the home office. Today 60 These days you have to go, W omen are employed, through the bowling lane to get; All women bowling in sane- to the saloon - only be careful I ttoned leagues are members of you don't wind up in the nursery | WIBC . The W0 men's group and •or the beauty parlor by mistake, j the men's American Bowling Con- Reason for the change? It's the gress co . S anction mixed leagues. ladies — some 2 ] ,4 milloin of them Changes women have wrought organized into the Women's Inter- s tart with the upgrading of the national Bowling Congress, I n c., disreputable sounding^ o w 1 i n g <WIBC). ("alleys" to the more prestigious The metamorphosis of bowling | "lanes." from the back room man's sport I Then there's th efact that the to entertainment for women and Die family is not one of slow and steady growth. And neither is the growth of WIBC. The women's congress began in 1916 with fewer than 40 members. It took until 1958 to reach the one million mark in membership. But since then growth has been phe- more than 12,000 bowling establishments cater to women in design, color and comfort. Most of them have children's nurseries, luncheon rooms and cocktail lounges. Some have installed laundromats. Lanes in California have installed reducing salons under the nominal. " isame roof. I Mrs. Virginia Fobear of Sagi-i Women are coming in droves, jnaw, Mich., became the two mil- There are grandmother leagues, lipnth WIBC member last Feb. 2. j grandma and grandpa mixed Since then another 250,000 worn- i leagues, nurse and doctor leagues, en have become sanctioned bowl-; housewife leagues, model leagues, ers. ^ j airline stewardess leagues, and WJBC's home office on the reportedly, an expectant mother banks of Columbus' Sciolo fUvej* league operating in Chicago. By PATRICIA SCOTT I've written about trimming sweaters with sequins, with beads and with all sorts of dress- up decorations, but what about doing something different? I like the handsome effect of a spray of pine cones and pine needles on a beige cashmere sweater, worn with a matching beige wool skirt. Add a chiffon scarf around the neck and you have a complete fall outfit. You'll Need; 1 beige cardigan cashmere sweater; 6 yards of brown rickrack; embroidery thread in brown, bright green and dark green. To Trim: 1. Lightly mark design as the one shown, on front of sweater. If you wish, you can baste beige organdy on the wrong side of the sweater to coincide with design, as backing. 2. Using six strands of brown thread, back-stitch branch to sweater. Start branch at right shoulder, go down the right side, gradually slanting to center front just above waistline. Then, continue branch on left side of sweater to give the effect of one long branch from shoulder to side. 3. Using four strands of thread, back-stitch pine needles growing from the branch, in varying shades of green. 4. At the base of each needle cluster (where needles grow out of the branch), use a satin stitch for Vi inch in the dark green thread. 5. To Make Pine Cones: A. Cut a strip of rickrack about 7 inches or 16 points long. Run gathering stitch through center of piece and pull the thread very tightly. Stitch securely and stitch loose points together at both ends. This will be the cone filler. B. Cut a strip of rickrack 16 inches long. Pin one end to an ironing board. Twist rickrack with points facing in one direction only having all points facing on one side. Press. C. Roll pressed rickrack on itself, keeping folded edges even until it fits over one end of filler. Tack to filler with points facing up. Now, continue to wind, covering each proceeding row and tacking to filler as you go along, until filler is completely covered. Turn wider end and tack. P. Tack cones to branch at in- ftm IJ3 READY FOR ACTION: This'capri sports combination will prove a wardrobe joy for the mother-to-be who plans to continue her active coming SET 'BACK TO SCHOOL' DANCE SULPHUR <Spl.)-A "Back to School" dance will be sponsored by Sulphur Assembly No. 27, Order of Rainbow for Girls, on Monday, August 27, at the Frasch Park recreation gym. Hours of the dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be furnished by J. T. Richard and the Blues Kings. and going in the months ahead. This is styled in a novelty whipcord cotton and minimizes the construction details to focus fashion attention on the interesting fabric texture. Announcing..* Mrs. Bobby Khoury Simmons will be back at the SOUTHGATE BEAUTY SALON by Sept. 15th and welcomes back her old customers and new for their fall coiffures. SHOP EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT TIL 9 . . . JUST "CHARGE-IT" AT i lervals, as shown. You'll need ; nine cones to get the proper effect. (Copyright 1962, By Field Enterprises, Inc.) Miss Scott is always glad to hear from her readers, and when- j ever possible will use their ques- ; lions in her column, but because of the great volume of mail re| ceived daily, she cannot answer I individual letters. ! For your copy of Fifteen Gifts j You Can Make, write to Patricia Scott in care, of this newspaper, enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and"20 cents in coin to cover printing and handling costs. The subjects for this fascinating booklet were selected from among Miss Scott's most popular columns. Cameron 'Garden Of the Month' Award Announced CAMERON (Spl.) - The "Garden of the Month" plaque for this month has been awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Richard, according to an announcement by the Gulfside Garden club, sponsor. The colorful flowers and neatness were merits of the award, a club spokesman said. Honorable mention went to Mr. .and Mrs. Alvin Dyson and Mr- land ilrs. J. L. Derouen. his 'n her twin Persian S S< jinnah caps 7.98 EACH The hat that's in fashion's spotlight! Reflecting the choice of elegant women is the jaunty pnnah in genuine reprocessed Persian lamb. Matching styles for milady and her man. Choose Black, Grey or Brown. MILLINERY SALON f THIRD FLOOR I Fur vwtusU UA«i«d t« &«« wuotrv «l ¥W» ti f- ten

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