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Woman s" World
MAXLNE NTR1II, Roman's Editor
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The Parent Teachers' Associa
tion of Central srhool met in the
Multi purpose room, Friday aft
ernoon, with the double purpose
of honoring the teachers with a
reception and tea. and starling
the program ror the new year.
As the teachers and parents
entered the room, they were met
by the members of the Executive
Board who escorted them to the
refreshment table where they
were served by hostesses, Mrs.
Harry Smurthwaite and Mrs.
Charles A. Reynolds. From there
they were taken to special tables
designated for each room teach
er. Here the teacher acted as
Lhost or hostess, and the parents
and teacher became acquainted.
Having children in the same
JLIM PLAID This wool dress in blue and green is
ready for either campus or career. This collarless
sheath is cut with careful attention to detail, lends it
self to neat leather accessories. It's a Betty Barclay design.
New Fa 1 1 Reading
By MRS. G. L. GREGORY
"Steps in Time," a self-portrait
by Fred Astaire, which has recent
ly been added to the book collec
tion at the La Grande Public Li
brary, is as charming and inform
a' as one of his seemingly effort
less flights of dancing, ft makes
highly enjoyable reading.
"My Heart Has Seventeen
Rooms" by Carol Bartholomew,
another new title, is an engaging
account of the author's two and a
half years in India. Almost all
of Carol Bartholomew's days in
India included eight hours of
rigorous but rewarding work in th
seventeen rooms of the crowded
local hospital where she met and
helped care for a cross-section of
India's people, and where she
acquired a growing understand
i ing and appreciation of the Indian
way of life.
An extremely timely new book
is "Germany and the East-West
Crisis" by William S. Schlam. The
author seeks the answers to such
questions as: What are we doing
in Germany? What comes after
Adenauer? What are the strategic
goals of Communism in Europe?
What kind of youth is growing
up in Germany? Through the entire
year of 1958, the author studies
the strengths and weaknesses of
West Germany, America's strong
est ally on the Continent.
"And Four to Grow On," by
Frances Palmer, is a touching
story of four adopted children who
brought new meaning and love into
the lives of a young couple. The
author writes with warm under
standing and tells of her personal
philosophy which guided her and
her husband through the trials
and satisfactions of adoption.
Do you ever wonder if you are
getting your money's worth when
you make a purchase? If so, you
will want to read "Kiplinger's
Family Buying Guide" by the staff
of Changing Times, the Kiplinger
magazine. The book gives helpful
hints on how to live better on your
income, money-saving tips for
wiser buying, and how you can
increase your purchasing power
10 to 20 per cent.
Following 'are other recent ac
quisitions at the library: "Fast
and Fancy Cookery" by John
Phillips Cramwell; "Fire at Sea,
the story of the Moro Castle" by
Thomas Gallagher; "Kangaroos in
the Kitchen the story' 6f Animal
Ta'ent Scouts" by Lorrain D'Ss
sen; "The Southern Heritage" by
James McBride Dabbs; "Richard
Nixon" by Earl Mazo; "Day Be
fore Yesterday" by Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr.; "For 2c Plain" by
Harry Golden:! and "Chi'ton's
Auto Repair Manual for 1959."
New fiction titles include "Love
and Money" by Noel Clad; "Ad
vise and Consent" by Allen Drury;
'The Town House" by Norah Lofts:
'"The Mills of Colne" by Robert
Neill; "Hard Hearts Are for Cab
bages" by Vii Putnam; "Lorena"
by Frank Slaughter; and "The
Cave" by Robert Penn Warren.
Any of these books may be re
served by calling the library.
Some Designers Go To Police,
Others 'Grin And Bear It7
NEW YORK lUPD-French de
signers go to the police when
' their styles are stolen. American
designers just "grin and bear it."
But on both sides of the Atlan
tic, fashion piracy takes on all
the overtones of a cloak and dag
ger operation. Designers go to
great pains to keep their ideas
top secret until the new .collec
tions are in production. And the
style thieves just as efficiently
operate espionage rings specializ
ing in the length of a hemline
or the curve of a bosom.
The root of the whole evil is
money, for what woman will pay
two to $500 for a top designer
label, when within days oz. weeks
copies as low as $39.95 may be
available? The difference will be
in quality of fabric and workman
ship. Much Legal Copying Done
There is a lot of legal copying
of Paris styles. Manufacturer or
buyers for department stores and
specialty shops are permitted to
purchase a particular model or
models and mass-produce it. But
at least the designer got his mon
U's the illegal copying which
harasses the style leaders. The
French have government protec
tion. The police arrested Mrs.
IMen Kastner Srubar, a Viennese
newspaper woman and charged
her with sketching models from
tie recent Paris collections and
selling them to outlets in New
"On Sale In U.S. First"
"Daniel Gorin of the Paris Fash
ion Syndicate, a designer group,
said the skulldruggery had been
going on for 12 years. "The latest
Paris models were on sale in
American stores before they were
available to our clients,'' he com
plained. American designers can
take no legal action, although in
recent sessions of Congress bills
to permit copyright have been of-
Central PTA Reception Tea
Honors Parents, Teachers
room gave the parents much in
common so a period of time was
allowed for visiting.
Mrs. Edwin Craig, president,
called the meeting to order and
turned the next part of the meet
ing over to Mrs. Norman Koop
man and Mrs. Emerson Smock,
program co-chairmen, who had
prepared a telephone skit in
which they named each teacher
and gave some chatty information
concerning each one. Following
this breezy chatter, each teach
er was identified by Mrs. Koop
man and presented with a cor
sage or boutonniere.
Following this period of intro
duction, Mrs. Craig continued the
business meeting with the read
ing of the minutes and the tress-
Answers Your Problems
Dear Ann: Now I know what
the prisoner of Zenda felt like
I'm locked in my room and
I do mean locked.
I went steady with this boy for
a month. Last week I met an
other fellow I liked so I told my
steady we weren t going steady
any more. He got nasty and call
ed me a vulgar name. I lost my
temper and slapped his face. II
glasses fell off and broke on the
He went right to my house.
handed the broken glasses to
mother and told her I was a
maniac. My mother put the
glasses in Daddy's dinner plate
and boy did I ever catch it! My
father has to pay $18 for new
glasses and I can't go any place
but to church for a month.
You'd think my parents would
be proud of me, but instead
they're treating me like a crimi
nal. Is this fair? Behind Bars.
Dear Behind Bars: Tha only
unfair part of tha story it that
you aren't paying tha $18 out
of your allowance or money
You should not have slap
ped tha boy's face. If you had
turned on your heel and left
tha cad standing there, you'd
have maintained your dignity
and been a real lady. And a
free one instead of a cooped
Dear Ann: In January, I start
ed to go with a man who said he
was divorced. ,Thre .weeks ago
a woman phoned and said she
was Neal's wife. I thought she
was a crank so I hung up on
That evening I told Ncal about
the call thinking he'd laugh it
Open House Will
An open house will be held
honoring Mrs. Eva Monroe of La
Grande, on her 90th birthday. It
will be held in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Jean Ball, 1308 Y
Avenue, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.
Mrs. Monroe's two daughters.
Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Mary Ed
wards, also of La Grande, will
be hostesses to the affair. As
sisting them will be granddaugh
ters of Mrs. Monroe, who live in
fered. None has passed.
We have to just grin and bear
it," said Norman Norell, veteran
designer and winner of just about
every fashion award around.
But " most American designers
have their own methods of pre
venting thievery, at least until a
dress, coat or suit has gotten to
Muslin For Models
Some screen all .workroom per
sonnel. Some keep all sketches
padlocked and available only to
the designer and his trusted asso
ciates. The Counturicr Mainbo
cher keeps muslin bags with
drawstring tops to drape over his
live models when they're walking
around the workroom.
off. Instead he told me he was
still married but "working on a
Last night we were supposed
to go to the ball game but he
phoned at 6 p.m. to say he had
to leave town on business. About
11 p.m. I got suspicious and phon
ed his apartment. A woman an
swered. I asked who it was and
she said, "I'm Neal's wife. What's
so odd about a woman living
with a woman living with her
What kind of game are these
two slobs playing anyway?
Dear B.: Sounds like a gam
of cat and mouse. The mouse
seems to be acting like a rat
and tha cat doesn't ob
ect. Where'd you find this
Net time check mora care
fully on your playmates.
Dear Anp: We live next door to
some people who are very diffi
cult to figure out. My husband
said last night, "Those charact
ers are one for Ann Landers."
So I'm writing to see if Ann
Landers can figure them out.
They haven't painted their
home in 10 years won't spend
the money. I n quite sure they
don't own a lawn mower because
they always borrow ours. They
sit in the dark half the time to
"save the juice." Yet, get this,
Ann, they drive a 58 Chrysler
imperial ana last weeic met
bought a boat for $6,000! Are
we crazy or are they? No Sig.
Dear No Sig: Why does any
body have to be crazy? This is
merely an example of differen
ces in values. To soma people
a car it tha most important
thing in the world. Others put
everything on their backt. Still
others buy rare books. It has no
relation to right or wrong,
crazy or sane.
It would be a pretty dull
world if everyone's values were
the same, wouldn't it?
Dear Ann: The letter in your
column from the widow who was
married late in life to an elder
ly widower made me stop and
think about something rather
somber but important.
The woman who wrote wanted
to know if her husband should
be buried in the family plot, be
side the woman to whom he'd
been married for 45 years, or
should he be buried next to her
his present wife.
My problem is even thornier. I
feel my husband should be bur
ied beside his first wife and I
should be buried beside my first
husband. But what name should
I be buried under? How should
the headstone read? Mrs. Z.
Dear Mrs. Z.: Your head
stone should read Mary Brown
(first husband's name) White
(second husband's name.)
Confidential To Needing An
answer: If you and "The Rat"
have children you must go
unclor the name of Mrs. for tha
take of the children.
THREE OR FOUR
PIECES . . . FOAM RUBBER
CUSHIONS . . ..CHOICE OF COLORS
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This Week Onlyl 10 Off the LOW, LOW WAREHOUSE PRICES
On Sectionals At
La Grande Furniture Warehouse
urer's report. As she introduced
each of her officers and chair
men fur the year, Mrs. Craig
asked each to stand fcr recogni
tion: Mrs. Don Scott, first vice
president and room representa
tive chairman: Mrs. John Turner,
second vice-president and mem
bership; Mrs. Harry Smurth
waite, treasurer; Mrs. John Death
erage, secretary and publicity;
Mrs. Norman Koopman and Mrs
Emerison Smock, program co
chairmen; Mrs. Eldon Lilly, and
Mrs. Dock Baker, Ways and
Means; Mrs. Charles A. Reynolds,
health; Mrs. Ralph Jones, budget;
Mrs. Ted Sidor, magazine and
publications: Mrs. Robert Clark
and Mrs. Ed Brog, hospitality;
Mrs. Dan McKcnny and Mrs.
Howard Petersen, fun-night
chairmen; Mrs. B. E. Wells, ju
venile protection: Mrs. Rollie
King, preschool party;. Mrs
Clint Smith, hospitality; Mrs
George tiaroutte, nursery; and
Ladd Laughbon, legislaticn.
Correspondence was read con
ccrning a County Council Work
shop to be held at Greenwood
The budget was read by Mrs.
Harry Smurthwaite, and the mo
tion made and voted that it be
Questionnaires were circulat
cd at each table by Mrs. Norman
Koopman to determine the type
of programs desired by the parents.
' Mrs. Ted Sidor described the
Parent Teachers' Magazine, call
ing attention to the subjects for
the year and to the topnotch ex
perts who will be the authors.
Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, was
set for the "Back to School
The room count prizes went to
Mrs. Harvey Carter's second
grade and Mrs. Will Brown's
Mrs. Craig expressed her
thanks to the parents for the
splendid turnout, and extended a
cordial invitation for them to re
turn and bring another parent.
The members of the executive
board, with Mrs. Don Scott act
ing as chairman, were the hostes
ses for this first meeting.
Willow school PTA will hold
their first meeting of the season,
Monday at 7:30 p.m. This will
be an open house, so that parents
may- have a chance to visit... the
rooms and get acquainted with
A coffee hour is planned fol
lowing the tour, and it will be
held in the gym. Short business
meeting will also be conducted.
Married Sept. 10
ElAilN (Special) Miss Alberta
Laurose Scott, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Scott of Elgin, be
came the bride of Loren Dale
Eckstein, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Eckstein cf Palmer Val
ley, in a quiet ceremony, Sept.
10, at Dayton, Wash. Her moth
er, Mrs. Scott, and Mrs. Rich
ard Scott, were their only attendants.
Scott is home on a 45-day
At OES Meet
Virginia Kubler, worthy ma
tron, and Dr. William Kubler,
worthy patron, presided at the
!'irst meeting of Hope Chapter 13.
Order of Eastern Star, with the
new officers in charge.
A basket of red and white
'ladioli was placed on the ma
During the evening a new pen
tagon shaped, lighted altar, was
dedicated. Members taking part
in the ceremony were, Helen
Cash and Mildred Dawson, So
cial Club officers, Leila Harris
and Roy Cork, junior past ma
tron patron. This altar was
a gift from the Social club.
The past matrons club gave an
addendum, welcoming the Jun
ior Past Matron, Mrs. Harris, in
tc the ranks.
School of instruction will be
held Sept. 23. with Florence
Jaeger, association grand conduc
tress, in charge. Mrs. Jaeger is
from Condon. A dipner will pre
cede this meeting at The Wheel.
ut 6:30 p.m. Any members wish
ing a reservation please call Min
nie Patten or Raema Laurence.
Refreshments were served by
the Past Matrons Club, from a
lace covered table, centered with
an arrangement of gladioli.
The Social. Club will meet
Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in
the Masonic temple.
The Blue Mountain Grange
held a workday at the hall on
Sunday. There were 13 members
attending. The hall was more
than half completed on the out
side with a new paint job.
Some of the women prepared
a potluck dinner while others
The next event planned at the
grange hall is "Booster Night."
This is an annual affair, begin
ning with a potluck supper and
followed with various entertain
ments. This year's program will
include skits, games, musical
numbers, several presentations by
the youngsters of grange families.
and a few short to the point ac
complishments for the past year.
This meeting is open to the
public and any person interested
is being invited to attend.
Observer, La Grande, Ore., Wed., Sept. 16, 1959 Page 5
DAV Auxiliary aiul Chanter
will hold a regular meeting in
the Armory, Wednesday at 8 p.
m. All members beini! urucd to
Crystal Rjb.k.h Lodge will
meet Wednesday at 8 p.m., in the
Odd Follows temple. Regular
meeting, president's visit post
poned. Tableau practice follow
hud will hold a meeting in the
iNeiynnorhood Clubhouse. Wed
nesday at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church.
Circle 3. will hntil a mo.-lino
Thursday at 2 p.m., in the Rich-
uuison ranor ol tne church.
Blue Mt. Seniors Extension
Unit will hold an organization
a' project meeting, Thursday
130 p m., in the home of Mr-
Gertrude Spenre. Project will b
The Eaalas Auxiliary will hot
their rceular meetini! in the hall
Thursday at 8 p.m.
Soroptimist Club will hold a
regular meeting in the Sacajawea
at a 12 noon luncheon.
Ladies Auxiliary to the I.um
ber and Sawmill workers, local
union, will meet Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in the IOOK hall. Election of
officers and refreshments serv
ed. Imblw PTA will hold their first
meeting and teachers reception,
Thursday at 8 p.m. in Wade hall.
Celebrating a birthday today is
Wanda Hughs, Cove.
Odd Fellows Lodge 16. La
Grande, will meet Friday at 8 p.
m. in their hall.
OES Social Club will meet Fri
day at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic
Jackie L. Hook In. .nr. f M
nnH Mm. Martnn R llnnlrina nf
1805 Y, La Grande, graduated
from recruit training Sept. 4 at
the Naval Training Center, San
Tne graduation exercises, mark
ing the end of nine weeks of
"boot camp", included a full drcsa
parade and review before mili
tary officials and civilian digni
Eugene A. Dixon, rarlai man sec
ond class, I'SN, of 3104 First St.,
La Grande, is serving aboard the
oiler USS Canisteo, operating witH
the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediter
ranean. The Canisteo provides fuel re
plenishments for surface, sub
surface, and air units of the fleet
PFC Richard D. Amore, 26,
son of Joseph Amore, 610 E.
Second Street. The Dalles, re
cently was assigned to Tripler
Army Hospital in Honolulu, Ha
waii, as a chaolain's assistant.
Amore, who has been overseas
since Sept. 1958, was previously
assigned to the 8th Artillery's
Service Battery at Schofield Bar
He entered the Army in March
Kim B. Kirkeby
Set At Elgin "
ELGIN (Special) Kim Brad
ley Kirkeby, 5 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kirkeby of
Forest Grove, died in a Portland
hospital, Monday, after an ex
He was born in Forest Grove
Sept. 11, 1954.
Funeral services will be in
Forest Grove, tod ay, with
graveside services at the Elgin
cemetery, Thursday 1 at p.m.
Surviving are the parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Kirkeby and one
brother, Steven; maternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter F.
Vogel of Union; and paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Kirkeby of Elgin.
Navy leave and will report for
duty Sept. 23.
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