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LA Times: March 26, 1964

The lovely lady on the left is none other but our very own Virginia Miessner!

The caption under the picture reads:
"FELLOWSHIP CAMPAIGN -- publicizing the Saturday, April 4, fashion luncheon
of the Valley branch, American Association of University women are, from left:
Mmes. Robert Miessner, fellowships chairman; James Simons and Milton Lewis."

And here is the article that went with the picture.

Fashion Event to Aid Fellowships

     The color, gaiety and traditional symbols of political conventions will provide the setting for the Valley branch of the American Association of University women's Annual Fellowship luncheon.
     Approximately 600 members and their guests will attend the 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 luncheon at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank.
     Elephants and donkeys in fashionable bonnets will provide the symbolic touch, and red, white and blue streamers, plus identifying banners, will complement the decor.
State Chairman
     Mrs. John N. Skjelstad, president of the Valley branch and fellowships chairman of the California State Division of AAUW, will greet guests.
     "Get on the bandwagon for AAUW fellowships" is the theme of the annual event, which raises funds for the Fellowship program.
     The program has provided funds for the support of a foreign woman for one year of graduate study in the United States. And approximately 108 American and foreign women study for higher degrees here and abroad each year, financed by AAUW funds.
     An endowment fund of about $3 million is maintained by AAUW to finance fellowships, according to Mrs. Skjelstad.
     A feature of the event will be the announcement of members who will be honored by having their names affixed to fellowships this year, by Mrs. Skjelstad and Mrs. Robert Miessner, fellowships, chairman.
Fashion Show
     Fashions from LeVine's in Van Nuys, will be shown with Mrs. Dorothy Davis co-ordinating the fashions for the show.
     Mrs. Milton Lewis, chairman of the fashion show, has announced Mrs. James Simmons will commentate and Mrs. Gordon Bentle will provide the background music.
     Members modeling are Mmes. Don Allen, Joan Maquire Downey, Robert Klugman, Robert Patterson, Marc Steinberg, Karen Schreiner, and Willard Litton. Mrs. Mage Patka, dance instructor, will assist the models.
     Mrs. Bentle is chairman of the event, aided by Mmes. Keith Harms, Jack Reardon, David Spencer, Don Hamilton, Neil Boyle, Edward Mokslaveskas, Walter Kaspic, Norman Gilbert, David Knowlton, Basadeo Balkersoon, Nina McMahon, and Lawrence Chuba.
     The event is open to the public. Reservations may be made with Mrs. Harms.

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