Pretty girls make hit at fashion show

September 20-23-1960 Two pretty girls, representing the wool and mohair industries, made a big hit with the audience here Saturday night at Beta Sigma Phi’s “Century of Fashion” style show. And the show itself was a hit, too. Poised and smiling, Miss Jean Williams of San Angelo (“Miss Wool of Texas”) and Miss Sunday Callan of Menard (“Miss Mohair”) showed what wool and mohair can do for clothes. But the girls did even more for the suits, dresses and coats they modeled. “Everyone was taken with them. They were even more charming girls than we expected,” said Mrs. D.A. Harkrider, one of the commentators for the style show. The show moved like clockwork, one model after another being introduced quickly. The models walked across the stage and then came down the steps, making a tour through the crowd to give the spectators a close up look. The “fashions of yesteryear” section, in which clothes of years gone by were modeled, was particularly popular, bringing laughs and stirring up memories. Women in the audience “couldn’t believe we ever wore things like that!” The stage, adding to the illusion of past history, was decorated with Victorian furniture, and at one side sat Mrs. Clyde Hall in a rocking chair, with a spinning wheel at her side. Mrs. Hall wore a dress owned by her paternal grandmother, mother of the late Mrs. F.M. Richards. The cape and reticule, of taffeta, were well over 100 years old. She also wore an apron which belonged to Mrs. J.G.Clawson’s grandmother. It included the hairpin lace, was made by Mrs. Clawson’s mother more than 80 years ago. For the section of the show which introduced current fall fashions, the stage was rearranged with a huge picture frame, through which each model stepped. In keeping with the “Portrait of Fall Fashion” theme, Korky Steffens was dressed as an artist with his easel, pretending to sketch each model as she made her appearance on the stage. After the show, members of the sponsoring Beta Sigma Phi sorority received many requests to make the style show an annual event. * * * Son joins as father retires from Guard Sergeant First Class Amos Lewallen retired from the National Guard Sunday after 20 years of service. And attending his first drill Sunday was Lewallen’s 17-year-old son, David. The National Guardsmen said good-bye to Lewallen at a flag-raising ceremony held in front of the armory, and in behalf of the guardsmen, First Lt. J.L. Robinett of San Angelo, presented him with a set of cuff links and an engraved key chain. Robinett is commanding officer of the Brady guard unit, the Reconnaissance and Assault Weapons Platoon of the Combat Support company of the Second Battle Group, 142nd Infantry. Lewallen has been in service, either in the reserve or on active duty, since July 8, 1940. He spent six years with the Navy during World War II and was on duty with the Navy also during the Korean conflict. Included in his service was 53 months of overseas duty. Lewallen’s son, David, joined the Guard this month shortly after he turned 17 years old, the Guard’s minimum age limit. David, also known as “Peewee,” comes by his nickname honestly and just barely squeezed by the Guard’s requirements. A guardsman must be 5-feet tall, and David is 5-1. A guardsman must weigh at least 108 pounds, and David weighs 108. David is so small that for his first drill Sunday he was almost swallowed by the smallest uniform available here. But another uniform, one to fit him this time, has been ordered. * * * Ex-Richland flier killed Thomas Wilton, Jr., 20, a former Richland Springs resident whose parents now live in Brownwood, was killed Monday in the crash of his T34 single-engine trainer plane in southern Alabama. A naval air cadet, Wilton was assigned to Saufley Field, an auxiliary of the Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. His father is a cousin of T.A. Wilton of Brady. Wilton’s parents moved only last week from Richland Springs to Brownwood. Survivors are the parents; three sisters, Mrs. G.H. Brown of Odessa, Barbara and Susan Wilton of Brownwood; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Wilton of Richland Springs and Mrs. A. Wells of Gatesville. Funeral services are to be held at the First Christian Church in Richland Springs. * * * Lions display power in rout of San Saba The Brady Junior High Lions displayed a very salty offense here Tuesday night in running over a visiting San Saba eighth grade team, 38-12. The Lions were blocking like veterans, and three times they teamed up to convoy quarterback Harold Anderson all the way back for touchdowns on San Saba punts and kickoffs. Faking a handoff, Anderson would then hide the ball on his hip, gather his forces around him, and take off down the sidelines. Anderson had so many blue shirts in front of him, the San Saba defenders couldn’t put n hand on him. The returns were good for 55, 75 and 85 yards each. Brady had an obvious weight and height advantage, but the visitors still put up a good fight and scored twice in the second period on runs by Kenneth Laird. A pass from Anderson to Kenneth Moore set up Brady’s first scoring opportunity on the San Saba 6. From here Joe Evridge circled right end for the TD. Jack Smithwick added another Brady tally in the second period, going 20 yards around left end to climax a 65-yard Lion drive. On the extra point attempts, Dickie Roper carried over three times, and Karlton Steffens ran one other, all around the ends. They leisurely took their time and made it look easy. Brady also won the B game (seventh graders) 6-0. Quarterback Gary Davenport carried for the Brady touchdown from about three yards out. The Lions’ next game is set for Thursday, Sept. 22, in Brownwood at 7:30 p.m. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Visit with parents Miss Janet Hicks and Miss Joyce Sommerfeld, students at Draughn’s Business School in Abilene, were guests of their respective parents over the weekend.

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