... And Ladies of the Club

Women in Dallas showed signs of comfort, and discomfort

That careful collage of floral arrangements, good thoughts, party favors and salad known as the ladies' lunch has always been something of an art form among Republican women, or at least among those who seemed to dominate in Dallas last week. For certain circles, Nancy Reagan has transformed a sprinkling of fresh raspberries in a tart shell into something approaching the national food. Ballrooms were packed at lunchtime with women who described themselves as mainstream. At a Monday lunch given by Anti-ERA-Activist Phyllis Schlafly, Dorothy Kranhold, an alternate delegate from Danville, Calif, said,...

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