The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), No. 29, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 22, 1969 Page: 2 of 36
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THE BELLAIRE TEXAN
Wednesday, October 22, 1969
9 to 5:30 Daily
9 to 9 Thwu.
In tli0 Village
Deep South Supporters Present....
s4 l'Juste of
Count down minus 5 was a
sightseeing tour of Houston for
delegates and guests at the 73rd
State Convention of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy.
From headquarters at the Con-
tinental Houston the group toured
Market Square and the Heritage
Houses in Sam Houston Park and
ending the tour with a tea in the
Log House of the Daughters of the
Republic of Texas, Hermann
Welcome Evening, Oct. 7, was
a gala affair which offically open-
ed the Texas Division, U.D.C.
hi .y i
Donned in an anti-
bellum gown of
the Deep South ,
Mrs, Ben Clark
smiles as she walks
during the conven-
tion held recently.
Bellaire area residents Mrs, William
March (playing guitar) and Mrs. Jack
Allen were active participants during
the annual Confederate Daughters
gala event, Mrs. Allen, (right) is
pictured wearing a dress similier to
those worn by early Texas settlers.
St r\eminaer ...
SHOW \ND SALE
Oct. 30, 31, & Nov. 1
Sponsored by Bellaire Women's Civic Club
Regally gowned members and
their guests gathered in the Ter-
race Room of a local hotel heard
Dr. Evelyn Thompson, Professor
Emeritus of the University of
The convention concluded with
a banquet and historical evening
at which Mrs. William Marsh
Sheppard, 4609 Birch, Bellaire,
sang the musical selections ac-
companied by Mrs. S.R. White.
Members modeled styles por-
traying “One Hundred Years of
Fashion’’ beginning with anti-
bellum hoop skirts and climax-
ing with future fashions by a
The Style Show saluted the
U.D.C. on its Diamond Jubilee
Anniversary and recognized fas-
hion as an art form.
* * * *
Malcolm Starr’s quilted patch-
work gown for the 20th century
was modeled by commentator,
Doris Anderson, 5556 Cranbrook
Dr. and it set the mood of the
A brocade cocktail dress was
modeled by Mrs. W.M.Sheppard,
Mrs. John M. Wilcox, 605 Sul
Ross modeled her inaugual gown
of white silk satin brocade flow-
ing into a floor length side-drap-
Mrs. C.F. Hung, 2428 Stan-
more, modeled a second day
dress with bustle and let of mut-
ton sleeves from the trunk of
a bride of the “gay nineties.’'
Mrs. Fred Gaye chose from
the same chest an ecru gown
with rose bud embroidery on
the tucked, high-necked bodice
and green satin cumberbund.
Mrs. Robert H. Taylor, pres-
ident of Jefferson Davis Chap-
ter, chose an ante-bellum gown
in emerald green taffeta. The
ruffles over hoop skirts of the
ante-bellum period implied mo-
tion even when she stood still.
An antique comb in emerald held
her period hairdo.
Mrs. Ben Clark, 2513 Shake-
spare, also chose an ante-bellum
gown in purple.
Mrs. George Red, president of
San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters
of the Republic of Texas, 5555
Russet, wore an ante-bellum
gown with hug-me-tight encrust-
ed with black jet beads first worn
in 1852. She was escorted by her
husband, George Red, president
of the Sons of the Republic of
Texas in frock coat and carrying
his sword, a replica of SSm'Hous-
IN BEAUTIFUL DACRON KNITS!
$28. t, $50.
SIZES 5 to 13
ONE OF MANY!
Sketched: -2 pc two tone
dacroMknit dress. Orange or
Olive. 9 to 13.......
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Burleson, Darlenna. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), No. 29, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 22, 1969, newspaper, October 22, 1969; Bellaire, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth567637/m1/2/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.