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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBfllDOe HERALD Thursday, April IB. 1974 jj Speaking of streaking Old-fashioned quilts g: How to make the best undressed list are prized possessions By HELEN HENNESSY NEA Women's Editor NEW YORK (NEA) Jogging became a favorite national sport. So the enterprising fashion industry came through with togs for jogging- When streaking became big news it should have brought about the wringing of hands among men's wear manufacturers. But undaunted they have met the challenge. The Men's Tie Foundation has published "The Streakers Manual which was distributed to college fraternities and editors of college newspapers. The manual points out that campus streaking calls for floral prints in silken fabrics tied with a wide full Windsor knot. But streaking through a business or commercial area demands a traditional repp tie tied in a four-in-hand. And the Men's Fashion Association of America believes that many closet streakers who are reluctant to streak in goose-flesh-covered skin will shed their clothing and unleash a flashflood of flesh just as soon as the mercury climbs to a comfortable level. People are still not sure as to what causes streaking. Some authorities suggest that streaking might be caused by a lack of vitamin E. Others, however, view it as a repressed desire to catch a cold. At any rate, there is general agreement that streaking is an acquired rather than an inherited talent and that it is practically worthless insofar as career opportunities are concerned. Like anything else, however, there is such a thing as good taste. And the MFA suggests that there is no reason why a streaker shouldn't look his best no matter where he streaks or what the circumstances Streaking down a theatre aisle in a pair of sneakers with rundown heels, for example, can create an extremely bad impression and almost guarantee that the streaker will not be invited back. Many streakers have taken to carrying their money and keys in a brown paper bag which, to put it bluntly, betrays a distinct lack of class. Before making his streak, the streaker should consider getting one of the new men's shoulder bags that are available in a wide enough assortment of styles and fabrics to go with the personality and skin coloring of the most discriminating streaker. Streakers with an abundance of chest hair can purchase a blow dryer and hot-comb so as not to look unruly when charging naked through an expensive French restaurant. A good chest of hair is something to be proud of. Why ruin it by not taking care of it? Streakers without hair on their chests might want to consider wearing a colorful tie that will not only hide their deficiency but give them a jaunty, fashionable air especially when running against the wind. For streaking on a bicycle, one of the new natty caps and a sporty pair of sunglasses are de rigueur, particularly when the streaker streaks through the more fashionable parts of town. Streaking at the office can be a delicate business especially if the streaker happens to work there. It should be done in good taste. The streaker should wear solid brown or black lace- up shoes with a pair of over-the-calf socks preferably in a muted pattern that doesn't clash with the hair on his legs. His, belt should match his shoes but, under no circumstances, even though it's considered a neat trick, should the streaker wear suspenders. Streaking at formal occasions weddings, coronations, etc., calls for black patent leather shoes worn with dark silk hose. Black bow tie is optional (streakers should avoid the-clip-on For the sophisticated streaker, a flowing silk neck scarf in a polka-dot pattern is suggested. It will convey to his public a suave country gentleman look. By SUSAN LITTLEWOOD Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK, N.Y. The quilt that only a few years ago was stored in an attic, or relegated to the back room of an antique shop, today is hanging in the living room as art, exhibited in major museums, and commanding 'high prices in the collectors market. Influential in the reappraisal of the quilt are two young New York collectors, Jonathan Holstein, a writer with a fervent interest in American folk art, and his wife, Gail van der Hoof. Their enthusiasm for quilts blossomed "from a hobby into an they say, around 1968, when they first started collecting quilts. It led to the 1971 Whitney Museum exhibition of their collection, which helped launch the quilt as an art form. They talked recently about their quilts and their collecting in their apartment, where some of the quilts are displayed along with their collection of Indian artifacts. "There wasn't much interest in quilts when we started collecting, unless they had historical Mr. Hoistein said, 'but Gail and I were struck by their Baton's custom covering sale starts Today! B. French Provincial 129.0O A. Itillin Provincial chair 129.OO Here's your chance to have a sofa, suite or chair custom-covered in the fabric YOU choose during our annual sale! 129" Each or suite (prices include fabric) Come pick a sofa, a chair, a suite in white cotton at Eaton's and have it custom-covered during our great annual sale. Traditional, French, Italian, Contemporary, Colonial styles in sofas, love seats, chairs. Fabrics include tweeds, damask, matelasses, velvets, linens in all kinds of new colors. At prices you'll really like, during this Eaton event. Buy on your Eaton Account, credit terms available. FEATURE: THREE-SEATER SOFA. Loose Dillow back 439 00 C. French Provincial chilr 215.OO D. High buck iwivel rocker 187.00 Mr. Joe Ross of Gill, Edmonton will be in our furniture department Thursday to assist you in your selection of custom covers. G. Traditional style sofa.........369.00 E. CiMhtonbtck 309.00 H. Traditional style soft 409.00 High back swivel rocker Looee-plllow back chair 244.0O 184.00 EATON'S High back swivel rocker ................189.OO Traditional style sofa ....................419.00 J. Button tufted sofa 339.OO Diamond tufted sofa ....................389.0O Loose-pillow loveseat ..................339.OO Shop Eaton's Thursday and Friday to 9. Buy Line 328-8811. your Eaton account. credit terms available. Furniture, Second Floor remarkable resemblance to some modern paintings, and it began to dawn on us that we were looking at a really important body of extraordinary abstract design that had never really been looked at seriously before." "We decided right then that they deserved to have a very important said Mrs. Holstein, a former painter who now designs and makes quilts, "so we collected about 150 over a period of two years and then approached the Whitney Museum." The museum, it appeared, had never done a show that was not painting or sculpture, but when the Holsteins walked in with their bag filled with quilts the answer was "Yes, the couple recalls, "and we were given complete freedom to do the show." The exhibition, which is still touring the United States, illustrates the Holsteins' view: "Some of the painterly inventions we have assumed were of the 20th century were actually made by women a century ago. Quiltmakers developed the block system of quiltmaking in which a design is made within a square, then repeated in more squares which are stitched together in mosaic fashion to make the finished pattern. The quilt most likely came to America from England in the 17th century, but it was only in the United States that this extraordinary explosion of design in quilt making occurred, according to Mr. Holstein. Applique quilts (derived from the early English custom of cutting out and applying to the quilt top the flower and bird figures (from expensive Indian chintzes) and crazy quilts (a Victorian version in heavily embroidered silks and velvets) were also made by rural women for their guest beds. "But it is in the geometric, pieced quilt, made for the family beds with little regard for fashionable taste, that they displayed most Mr. Holstein said. "And these are the ones that look surprisingly like some modern paintings." Of special interest to the Holsteins are the quilts made by the Amish settlers of Pennsylvania, pieced in plain wools (since the Amish reject patterned fabrics) and in vivid colors usually hot pinks, deep magentas, violets, sky blues, and emerald greens. Although they do most of their collecting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and upstate New York, Mrs. Holstein said quilts can be found in almost any antiques shop or flea market. Prices have risen in. the last few years, she says, but "you can still go into rural areas and find quilts at the old price, But usually a nice calico quilt in good condition would fetch or at the source, and higher through a dealer. You might pay as much as foi something marvelous." Value, as in all antiques, is based on condition; age, and beauty, Mrs. Holstein said She advises against buying a quilt with a rip in the cornei or a spot on it. The blocks ol the quilt top may be machine sewn, although some collectors feel a prejudice against that, but the quilting must be hand stitched for the quilt to have value as handicraft. "A quilt is a clotr Mr. Holsteir explained, "with a top, a back and a filler in between, anc quilting is the actual act ol sewing the three layer; together. The more intricate and beautiful the quilting, the more value it has." Mr. Holstein's recent book "The Pieced Quilt, at American Design Tradition' gives a history of the quil from early European version: through "19th-centurj modern" quilts. An annual quilt auction wil be held April 27 a Morgantown, Pa., and wil feature hand needlework ant quilts made exclusively bj Mennonites. Quilts on display quilt collectors Jonathan and Gail Holstein Elderly woman pursues doctorate PARIS (AP) This year, Mabel Therese Bonney bought all the right text -books and enrolled at the Sorbonne to get her law doctorate. She is likely to stand out from her fellow-students, not only because she is an American, but because she has just turned 80. "I don't notice any difference between myself and the other she said. "I don't assume I'll have any problem with my professors. I seem to feel I'm eternally young." She had no trouble with red tape but began classes late because she couldn't figure out the computerized forms. As a freshman, she had a "senior" 22-year-old student show her the ropes. This is the'fifth time Mis: Bonney has enrolled in i university. "I worked my waj through four of sh ;