Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LCTHBRIOGE April THE BETTER HALF ByBarnes, Good old days in men's fashion have returned with a '70s twist "This is the months. I most communicative wrsh you'd get the often." you've been hiccups more in Learn to drive this spring enjoy this summer more 16 to 24 Years of Age Young Drivers NEXT COURSE STARTS TUESDAY, APRIL 16 of Canada Young Drivers of Canada A Federally Chartered Non-Profit Organization Enroll Now in Our Spring DRIVER TRAINING COURSES 9 In-Car Sessions of 2 Vz Hours Drivers Licence Road Test mcl. 25 Hour Classroom Instruction Certificate for Insurance Reduction Automatic or Standard Transmission Tuition Income Tax Deductible To Register Call "Young Drivers of Canada" 1276 2nd Ave. South 328-0961 By HELEN HENNESSY NEA Women's Editor NEW YORK (NEA) Fashion has always been a clue to the way of life in any particular era. So one way to learn how people are living, thinking and feeling is to take a gander at fashion trends through the ages. Lester Frankenstein, of men's wear manufacturers MiqhaelsAStern, which celebrates 125 years in business this year, said, "We decided to look back over the past 125 years to compare yesterday's fashion trends with those of today. And we also looked ahead to see what might be in store for the future. "Body language experts tell us that people use signals to get their ideas across. Well, the way people dress indicates their feelings and attitudes in much the same respect. And today these signals are clearer than ever." Never before has there been such a strong sense of going back searching for tradition. And the trend which has already spanned a decade of fleamarket and army surplus intrigue has spread even further There is the resurgence of music and theatre of the '30s, '40s and the "50s. And look at the success enjoyed by films set in the good old days even the renewed interest in old radio programs. Psychologists and sociologists attribute some of this to the tact that the young are troubled by modern times. They seem to be searching for' something less disquieting than the threat of nuclear war. And they are disenchanted with government and one economic crisis after another. Woolwortlv First Quality Easter Treats For Your Kids! 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A good choice of summer pastel colors 50 WOOl .because you can't fool a woman. Knickers are in Roaring Twenties influence on men's styles "Political and economic strife is hardly peculiar to modern times." Frankenstein said. ''It's easier to romanticize in retrospect the trying periods of a bygone era. And for young people who were not directly exposed to yesterday's problems it's even tougher. Sure they hear about World War Two. the depression of the Thirties. But these tales often are told in very roma ntic and adventurous terms by parents and grandparents who lived through them How is all of this reflected in clothing? Well, though many old traditions are shattered, such as the idea of sott clothing for women and angular clothing for men, elements of early styling are reflected in today's fashions. Belly dance tells story RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Take it from Tara, women who come in all giggles and timidity to learn belly dancing at her studio here "certainly don't go out that way." "I've seen changes that are very good to said the in- structor-performer. "I've seen a woman become confident, more aware of herself, with a new interest in her appearance, moving gracefully and at ease." When she opened the studio two years ago she advertised as a teacher of "Oriental dancing." The public reaction was slow, though her rates were low. When she changed the name to belly dancing, the studio filled. Now she has a class of 75 to 100 housewives and career women, studying the Middle East dance that does mag- nificently by the abdomen, though it is far more than an exercise. "It is a sensuous and sensitive dance that does not lend itself to any vulgarity at all." she said She plays a record of soft music in her bare-walled classroom, whose only fixtures are an exercise bar and a mirror, and dances in street clothes. she said, "I'm dancing not to stimulate you but to soothe you." "The dance evolved in the Middle East but had no true origin in one said Tara. "The Arabs used it to tell stories. They used a minimum of footwork. The Turks brought in fast and complex footwork. "The United States only has been awakened to this folk dance since 1893 when Little Egypt demonstrated it at the Chicago World's Fair." Tara said she discovered the Middle East dance after years of ballet and other dance in- struction in New York City, where she was born and grew up as Tara O'Connell. She also married her child- hood beau, Patrick J. Hoey. He's dean of students at a Newark high school and they have three children. Instruments may include the oud, which is a sort of rudimentary guitar; the dumbek drum; a kanun, which is like a zither; a clarinet and often a violin. The dancer herself plays zills, a small percussion instrument attached to her fingers that she clicks to the rhythm of the drum beat. The major difference is that today tailored clothing is designed for comfort as well as good taste. Softer concepts are seen in modern construction techniques and in the use of softer fabrics. Fashion today offers much greater variety than the modes of earlier times. People are seeking avenues of self-expression in fashion, largely to compensate for loss ot individuality "I Frankenstein said, "that in the future say by the year 2000 even the loosely structured boundaries ot today that set otf one peer group from another will be shed. I believe that fashion not only will reflect less discomfort and strangeness, but will foster a diminishing ol prejudices social. cultural, racial and even intergenerational. We won't feel odd or uncomfortable in the company of others who are not like us and who express their differences in the clothes they wear. People will truly do their own thing in dressing knowing they'll be accepted by everyone." By 1910 Americans were worried about not being able to buy a drink. And Honor Thy Father became an annual occasion on the calendar right along with Mother's Day. Youth had its fling on the back porch. That decade Barney Oldfield drove 133 m.p.h. and with that feat came the popularity of the old driving "duster coat." A new decade and 100- million people welcomed the roaring '20s. Back-porch spooning was replaced by the rumble seat. Young "Sheiks and Shebas" said their elders were not with it. Sound familiar? At that time men's suits narrowed. Waists were trimmer (a forerunner of the '60s trend) and the look was smaller, slender and neat. Knickers were "in" on the golf course. But before long this active sportswear look trecame the style for spectators as well. The '20s layered look emerged with the knickers sport suit teamed with the Fair Isle sweater over tight-collared shirts. Today's version of "layering" emulates it, but plaids and other patterns have travelled from accessories to coats and pants. Emulating the look of matinee idols and the notorious bootleggers of the day, men went for the broad, double breasted suit, usually in dark, pin stripes. The look was completed with wider lapels by the iate '30s. It was enhanced with wide lapels, broad brimmed hats, long gold key chains and the soft "George Raft" polo coat World War II brought an end to the excessive fabric look. Clothing became skimpier and not until the late '40s did wide lapels, wide brimmed hats and pleated trousers return. Consumer association warns shopper to check battery before purchase OTTAWA (CP) Have you ever bought a battery-oper- ated toy for your child or a portable radio or flashlight and then tried to choose the best battery from the dozens on the market? The Consumers Association of Canada says all batteries have essentially the same positive and negative electrode and an electrolyte paste that serves as a chemical conductor of electric charges from one electrode to another. But that's where the similarities end. Batteries come in various sizes and shapes and are de- signed for many uses. Car- bon-zinc cells are the cheap- est and most widely used since they lend themselves to the greatest number of appli- cations. When purchasing a battery, the consumer should know if it will satisfy voltage and cur- rent requirements of the equipment it will power Can it be stored without much deterioration? How long will it last and what is the com- parative cost based on bat- tery life? Southern youth excels EDMONTON (CP) Pianists Glen Montgomery. 17. of Calgary and Jamie Keith Sayer, 19, of Redcliff, were awarded top marks in the Alberta section of the National Canadian Music Competition Monday night They are to be among five Albertans who will represent the province in the finals at Chicoutimi. Que June 20-24 The others are Deborah Lynn Weisner, 16, of Calgary. Angela Cheng, 14, of Edmonton, both pianists, and John Lowry, 17, of Edmonton, a violinist. It is simple to determine a battery's voltage by looking at the label Instructions with equipment usually tell you what size cell and how many cells you need to operate it. But deterioration, leakage, battery life and cost factors can baffle any consumer, the CAC says in its monthly pub- lication Canadian Consumer. A battery's life-span de- pends largely on three fac- current it is re- quired to provide, how long the cell is used at one time and how long is allowed to rest before it is used again. Chemical leakage can occur it a battery is stored under adverse conditions, poorly handled or lacks an adequate seal Batteries should be checked frequently for leak- age and defective cells re- moved before they have a chance to corrode con- nections. Leakage also presents a personal hazard because cor- rosive substances are harmful to mucous membranes. 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