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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBRIDGE April -The Herald Family Fur caravans thrive in north EDMONTON (CP) isiting a nearby landing strip to buy a dress may seem way out for women in southern Canada but women in far-out northern areas may soon be able to do just that In the last year women trom the Yukon and Northwest Territories have provided a thriving roadside business for fashion caravans travelling north from Shuchat Group stores and executive vice president Mel Sheppard is loving svith the idea of living boxcar caravans would allow expansion of the mobile fashion centres The compan> has wheeled into northern towns ren ted a parking lot for several and opened the doors to hundreds ot lashion-hungry uomen Mr Sheppard said the Shu that Group a fur merchandis- ing firm which originated Irom the Shuchat Fur Co in Montreal is sending the vans north to test demand for tashionable clothes I was absolutely stymied the reaction Everybody is intrigued by the furs that have brought up to places like Foil and niie aren t buying the kind ot serviceable coats vou would expect to sell Its the short fur battle jackets and the long gowns that are going last and they re all quality Something new in HAIR COLORING! at the GEMINI BEAUTY SALON "06 3rd Ave S Phone 327 2079 Open Thursday Night conscious buyers Mr Sheppard said the buyers range from 20 to 65 m age with many of the older women'buying fur coats To think that a woman that age would be buying a fur coat is unusual But the wages are higher in the north and there isn t as much opportunity to spend the money 'These conditions start people thinking about more expensive investments and allow them to spend more on luxury items The caravans actually glorified trailers are sepaiated into a sportswear department, a formal apparel and fur coats section The floors are carpeted and the walls decorated to blend with the mood of the surroundings Mr Sheppard said the dressing rooms create a problem because the trailer allows only a small space behind the fur coats section as a fitting area But we ve solved that problem by telling the ladies to take the clothes home to try them on If they don't fit just bring them back and it s no problem exchanging them Mr Sheppard said that when the Shuchat Group stores began testing northern areas they limited their stay to three days but later found this was uneconomical The visits will be extended to five days in each town when the lull time caravans begin operating this fall They will be centred in Edmonton Regma and Montreal CHANGE OF NAME Graham Juhnson Draperies will be Changed, Forthwith To CATHIE'S DRAPERIES 325 5 St. S. Lethbridge To Celebrate This Grand Ocassion We are Having a Clear-Out Sale of Velvets Plain Crushed 395 toV 200 O50 toaC yd. Terrylene 118 Wide 395 Toss Cushions Va Price Cottons Rayon Acetates 100 Trims 25% Off Antique Satins 200 While They Last 15% Off All Sales The scenes behind the scene Busy make-up schedules and butterflys in the stomach precede the staging of a play, as students of Catholic Central High and the Lethbrtdge Col- legiate Institute discovered during the annual South- west Alberta High School Drama Festival held in Lethbridge Deserted dressing rooms, a final moment to glance at your lines and then it's time to leave cof- fee cups, knitting and albums backstage CCHS drama students received first-place adjudications for their play, Interview They will represent the south- west zone m the provincial festival which is to be held April 25 in Banff BILL GROENEN photo Golden Mile Haggis is not only delicacy SCANDINAVIAN BINGO CANCELLED This week only Next Bingo Friday, April 19th at 8 p.m. Open Monday through Friday 10 a m to 5 p m Saturday open 1 to 5 p m Next Week: Monday. Keep fit cancelled for this occasion only Tuesday Singing 10 a m Dancing 2pm Wednesday Pot luck luncheon 1 p.m The Golden Mile Singers and the Golden Mile Dancers will entertain at the Golden Acres Lodge at 2 p m Thursday Crib tournament 1 30 p m Cash prizes Scottish foods lure tourists Ladies' Aid of St. Pater and St. Paul's Church Cancelled This Week Only Next Bingo Thursday, April 18th At p.m. Parish Hall BINGO Benjamin Moore PAINTS It's nice to know that Dealer. He knows exactly there are still some things you can depend how to help you get the best possible re- on Like. Benjamin Moore Paints, for in- suits out of any painting project. And that's stance. And your Benjamin Moore Paint why he sells Benjamin Moore Paints. SEE YOUR BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT DEALER. Freddie's Paint (Western) Ltd. 816 3rd Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta Phone: 327-5540 CULLEN Scotland (CP) How about a spot of Cullen skink for your next dinner party followed perhaps by roast bubbly jock, rumblede thumps and Edinburgh fog7 The names may not tickle the taste buds but the dishes dis- pel the widespread myth south of the border that Scottish food as one travel writer put it, tastes mostly of damp t'veed It s not all porridge and haggis miscon- ception probably started by the irascible Dr Samuel Johnson, who found little to love in 18th century Scotland and once defined oats as "a grain which in England is generally given to horses but m Scotland supports the people Cullen skink for example is a truly gourmet soup made basically of haddock, po- tatoes onions and cream, with a dehciously smoky rather than fishy taste At the Seafield Arms Hotel in the North Sea fishing town of Cul len which gives the soup its name they use a thin broth irom steeped oatmeal as a thickening agent, and the re- sult will sustain you for a 10- mile tramp over the heather Bubbly jock is simply tur- key rumbledethumps a mix- ture of boiled potato, cab- bage, onion and grated cheese, browned under the grill, and Edinburgh fog a typical Scottish fancy dessert made of whipped cream, va- nilla, crushed ratafia biscuits and lightly toasted almonds Scotland of course has al- ways been rich in native deli- cacies such as grouse and other game, salmon, Arbroath baby had- dock from the North Aberdeen Angus beef and Or- kney cheese, not to mention its magnificent array of well- aged malt whiskies, few of which penetrate south About a year ago, the Scott- ish Tourist Board decided to capitalize on the culinary at- tractions of a Scottish vaca- tion It invited hotels and restau- rants throughout the country to take part in a Taste of Scotland campaign, in which Scottish dishes would be of- fered on the the organisers urged, to a high standard Participants received a manual with more than 100 recipes for such things as bawd bree (hare tradi- tional cock-a-leekie soup skirlie tomatoes (stuffed with oatmeal and stoved howtowdies casseroled chicken, onions and whim-wham (sponge and jelly dessert topped with whipped lemon cream) and cloutie dumplings (suet dumplings with raisins and treacle) The campaign also aimed to restore the Scots high tea to its former glory with such light delicacies as potted hough (cooked diced shin of beef in its own jellied stock) and Forfar bndies, a Caledo man cousin of the Cornish pasty About 150 establishments volunteered to take part and the success with visitors was such that the number has doubled for 1974 Tourist Board officials ad mit they have no system of regular inspection to keep na- tive chefs up to the mark You take your chances with the scheme s 300 hotels and restaurants stretching from the Borders to the Orkneys In the 1974 edition of the Good Food Guide, which gives high praise to several of the Taste of Scotland estab- lishments a Highlands hote her, now retiring explains some of the difficulties of get- ting fresh vegetables and even her hotel was on a loch The Scots do not like or eat vegetables she complains For the most part they show little interest in food B7 FAMILY YMCA EASTER PROGRAMS SNOOPY CLUB DAY CAMP Boys and Girls 6-9 years old 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday Swim Lessons, Arts and Crafts, Gym, Special events each day Juice Is supplied for lunch Bring your own lunch Enrollment limited Cost: for the 5 days Life Saving Sr. YMCA RLLS Bronze Crash Course Easter Week 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day Monday to Saturday Instruction: Sherry! Oe Coste Cost: for instruction and exam REGISTER NOW AT THE YMCA ;