New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Fashion show brightens day
By EDDA BUCHNER Correspondent
The first snow of the year fell in large, wet flakes, icing trees and grass for a brief moment before dissolving into water puddles reflecting the low, leaden sky. Inside the Bracken Community hall, however, the monotone mood of winter was up against a battle of colors.
The Garden Ridge Women’s club convened for a morning of food and fashion. The present 47 members looked like pictures of elegance from the meticulous hairdos down to the carefully selected wardrobes. The anticipated fashion show had evidently cast its spell beforehand by providing an occasion to get dressed up.
Fashion as such is perhaps an unnecessary, frivolous thing, yet colors and fabric structures can influence our mood and stimulate the sensory feelings. Dressing up is almost like painting a picture or creating a sculpture, it awakens the artist inside a person.
Why else would Norwegians in the lonesome whiteness of winter embroider parkas and boots with intricate colorful patterns, or the Massai in the heat-steeped grass lands of Africa wear dozens of brass rings around their necks? And, as with art, one can of course simply enjoy looking at fashions without necessarily having to own or wear them.
Board member Marie Ferguson had arranged for a show from ‘Private Collections’ of San Antonio. The clothes were modeled by club members Dee Davis, Pam Fritz, Ludi Gilbreth and Denise Hunt, all having graceful, slender figures and easy, elegant bearing.
The attractive collection of dresses sported lightly padded shoulders to accentuate the fragile waistlines and was enhanced with silver jewelry of generous proportions and daring design.
Dee, who has had some mannequin training at one time, opened the show with a classic shift dress made of rich brown silk. The pure silk from Hong Kong wafted like a spring breeze around the body with every movement, lending infinite grace to an otherwise severe cut.
Denise walked in, dressed to travel, in an ensemble equally well suited for foggy london or sunny Hawaii. Over a khaki poplin, strapless decollte dress, she wore a matching trenchcoat.
Ludi with her natural, tall grace modeled a classic black shift by ‘De-peche’. A silk scarf with an art deco design in greens and pinks was loosely draped over the right shoulder and tucked into the belt; it converted the black dress into a flattering fashion statement. The huge, glitzing Italian earrings concocted from cut rhinestones and silver carried the fashion theme into Ludi’s short silvery hair.
Pam, a petite size 4, wore a jade
green silk two-piece dress, cinched with a gold belt and large gold colored earrings.
Dee followed in a pants suit of bluish green silk, showing off the terribly expensive ‘Cotel’ designer belt. The triangular shaped, at least 6-inch wide belt was set with large oval cut rhinestones on embossed silver metal and came with a price tag of $ 240.
Denise came out dressed for the rodeo in an ‘Eileen West’ skirt and blouse. The natural cotton material depicted riding cowboys and green cacti. A concho belt, definitely the ‘in’ thing this year, was loosely tied around the waist.
Ludi followed with a turquois cotton skirt and blouse. The flouncy skirt was appliqued with colorful square designs, emulating the Seminole Indian patch works. A long necklace of painted paper mache watermelon slices and tiny baskets completed the fiesta mood of this cheerful dress by an S.A. designer.
Pam appeared in a pure white cotton outfit by ‘Sybil.’ Following this year’s fashion dictate, the blouse was pleated on either side from the shoulders to the waistline and bore a metal stud detail which was repeated on the wide belt.
The blonde Dee floated in with an ankle-length, stunning black and white poly-silk dress by designer Ixiirie Kabala. A spiral of tarantella ruffles in black-and-white abstract print encircled the narrow black
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ly by many local and regional church voices, which complained that denominational bureaucracies had lost touch to some extent with rank-and-fUe constituencies.
But economic and other factors also were behind the movement, as delineated by several of the denominations making initial decisions to move to the midlands, subject to ratifications by national conventions this spring.
Latest to line up for the parade west — to Missouri — were the Presbyterian Church (USA),
booked to settle in Kansas City, and the United Church of Christ, its top offices headed for St. Louis.
The newly forming Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, was ticketed to plant its headquarters in Chicago after three Lutheran bodies merge this spring. The largest participant is now based in New York.
Altogether, denominations making Western shifts total about IO million members. Their headquarters staffs number in hundreds, with many in the lower echelons likely to quit rather than move, and have to be replaced.
This is particularly the case for
the 3.1- million-member Presbyterian Church, whose overall staff of about 1,000 have long been settled in New York and Atlanta, the dual headquarters since North-South branches merged in 1983
A fourth major denomination, the 3-million-member Episcopal Church, for several years has had a committee studying possible moves out of New York, considering mid-American sites.
However, the 32-denomination National Council of Churches, including denominations now moving, stays headquartered in Manhattan.
dress from the softly puffed sleeves to the scalloped hemline giving a rippling, trailing effect.
Denise also wore a ‘Kabala’ dress concocted from about five different ivory and black prints and perched over her eyebrow sat a very chic, little pillbox hat made of the same material. The clou to the hat was a triangular broach with a black bead fringe which swayed coquettishly with every move. What a relief it would be for the hair if small ornamental hats would come into vogue again.
Ludi made her entrance in a ravishingly purple-blue dress made by ‘Sybil.’ The cut of the dress was fairly simple, a cowel neckline, again the wide, stiff fabric belt and a goudet skirt. The extravagance of this rather classsic dress lay in the vibrant color and the finesse of the skirt.
Pam concluded the show in a gunmetal-grey silk dress by Cassidi. The waist-deep, plunging neckline looked very becoming on her.The blouse was embroidered with large epaulettes of silver and rose beads, and a pleated skirt shawl fell from the narrow waist to several inches below the hemline. A dazzling piece of form, a far cry from the everyday dress.
Having feasted the eyes on fashion, the members of the club proceeded to sample the appetizing desserts and salads each had brought for this occasion. Each recipe for these palate-teasing foods will be recorded by Fran Rouchon for this years’ cookbook.
Another item on the agenda was the flea market to be held on March 14 from 8 a.m till 2 p.m. The reason for this annual flea market is to have one combined garage sale rather than many individual garage sales which would attract a lot of unwanted traffic to the quiet residential areas of G.R.
The tables can be rented for $10 a piece, each seller keeps her profits, since this is not a fund-raising adventure for the women's dub.
However items can be donated to
the VFD Auxiliary’s flea market table were the profits go to the VFD.
Fashion, Food and Fleamarket — all three go together quite well as
you can see.
IRS ordered to simplify W-4
WASHINGTON (AP) The Inter nal Revenue Service has been told to consider designing a simpler W-4 form for workers to calculate the proper income tax withholdings from paychecks following widespread complaints that the new form is too complicated The IRS already has mailed out about :uh> million of the four page documents, which are designed to help taxpayers adjust their 1987 paycheck withholdings to square with the tax law revisions passed by Congress last year But Treasury Secretary James A Baker 111 said Thursday the current form and the lengthy worksheet that it includes for calculating the scores of changes in deductions and tax rates that Congress made is • entirely too complicated ”
“I have asked that there be a review of the W-4 form with a view toward changing it, seeing if we can simplify it." Baker told the House Budget Committee ‘‘We’re going to see if we can’t come up with a better form," he said.
The Treasury secretary said he did not know how long it would take to develop a new form or when it might be distributed. But he said that taxpayers in the meantime should continue filling out the present version “to avoid a lot of unpleasant surprises down the road "
The W I form is the document which tells employers how much to withhold from employees paychecks - an amount which, in turn, is based on how many dependants or other allowances an individual or couple claims.
Because of the widespread changes made last year in the tax laws, all taxpayers are being required by the government to fill out W-4s this year ami submit them to their employers by Oct. I.
The IRS, which as late as last week had said there were no plans to change the forms, had urged taxpayers to get them back to employers as soon as possible “to avoid incorrect withholding" for the year Taxpayers are subject to penalties lf too little is withheld from their paychecks and they end up with big tax bills when they fill out their returns
lf too much is withheld, it amounts to an interest-free loan to the government, although overwithholding also increases the size of tax refunds.
The number of exemptions claimed on previous W-4s may not necessarily be correct for 1907. as the now tax taw reduces or eliminates scores of previous deductions at the same time it reduces overall tax rates.
With instructions, the new form runs four pages, double the else of the old — although the part to be returned to the employer baalcally is the SMBS seven lines as In die past.
County soil surveys ready
•y CARL ENGLERTH District Conservationist
Copies of the Comal and Hays counties Soil Survey issues in June 1984 are still available
Anyone having a need for a copy may get one free at the Soil Conservation Service office located at 3S8 Landa, Suite C, in New Braunfels.
Fanners and ranchers will find the survey helpful in planning management practices that will protect their land from erosion and provide good yields
Town people will find the survey helpful in gardening and landscaping their homes
The survey shows the kinds of sol) and contains information that will be
helpful in selecting flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees to which they are best suited.
Engineers will find the survey helpful in selecting sites for highways, buildings, and pipelines. Certain soil properties affect the location and design of these things. They will also find the survey valuable in locating sources of sand and gravel.
Rural and urban planners will the find the survey of great value in locating the most desirable sites for housing developments, shopping centers, and industrial areas. Forex-ample. some of the heavy clay soils found in Comal and Hays counties are not well suited for building foundations and sewage disposal systems.
The survey also shows areas along the creeks and rivers subject to
Investors, insurance companies, realtors, loan companies, and others will find the survey helpful in determining the soundness of proposed loans or investments in land.
Dr. Jerry Savelle, noted author, evangelist and teacher will be speaking at Tree of Ufo Fellowship. 125 Hlway 81W., Sunday, January 25 at the IO:-OO a.m. service.
Well know for his balanced Biblical teaching, and by the direction of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Savelle now holds meetings in local churches and fellowship across the United States. He is being used to help bridge the gap between the traveling ministry and the local church. He is in great demand today because of his inspiring message of victory and faith and his accurate and entertaining illustrations from the Bible. He teaches the uncompromising Word of God with a power and an authority that is exciting, but with a love that delivers the message directly to the spirit man.
Dr. Savelle is the founder of Overcoming Faith Churches of Kenya, and the missions outreach of his ministry extends to over 27 different countries around the world and welias to prison inmate seeress the United States.
Nursery care will be available for children thru 3 yrs. of age with Children’s Church service for ages 4 thru 12.
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