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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, April LETHBRIDGE HERALU-24 Herald Family Gov't enforces status council suggestions OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has implemented only one-third of the 122 recommendations of the 1970 report of the royal commission on the status of women, a report by the government's advising council on the status ot women says. At a news conference following a two-day meeting, council chairman Katie Cooke said the government record on women's rights was "adequate when you recognize that the pace at which the federal government normally moves is not all that fast." The report documents government progress toward full implementation of the 1970 report a rather unimpressive record, Dr. Cooke says, "when you put the unimplemented and the partially implemented recommendations together." Of the 122 report recommendations within federal jurisdiction, 42 have been implemented. Another 37 recommendations have only been partially implemented and 43 left untouched. But even those recommendations implemented have a few kinks in them, the report says. For example, despite amendments to national housing loan recommendations which enable wives to be considered home purchasers, the council reports that it is "still receiving complaints from women that some banks and loan companies are refusing to consider them principal purchasers in cases where a man earning a similar income would automatically qualify." Banks came under further fire when Dr. Cooke suggested women might carefully consider a bank's hiring and promotion practices for women before giving it their business. Many banks refuse to allow female tellers to enter management training courses, she said. February's throne speech promise to instruct all Crown corporations to make more positions available to women still had not been carried out, she said. The government's failure to carry out simple promises aimed at ending discrimination suggested it might have difficulty accomplishing more major tasks. Local ceramics teacher revives lace draping art Intricate, demanding work Mary Dyck displays two of her lace dolls. London's oldest art auctioneers Ms. march misplaced employ first women director LONDON (Reuter) Fifty women marched on the British passport office to protest against being known as "Mrs or "Miss" They want their passports to carry "Ms." as the term of address But they appeared unaware that the passport office already has the perfect answer women's documents can be issued without any prefix. The women, all members of a group called the Ms. Campaign, say that Miss can be taken as a sign that a woman is "available" or too old to be interested, while Mrs. means a woman is the property of a man A passport office spokesman, pointing out that prefixes are not compulsory, said: "We do not accept Ms. at the moment because it is not in common usage, and would hinder people abroad Stripped CRAIG. Mont (AP) Former Montana Gov. Forrest Anderson's lounge was ripped off while the bartender and patrons watched two young women perform an impromptu strip-tease show. Sheriff Dave Middlemas of Helena said that while the persons in the bar "became quite interested" in the girls' activities, two men accom- panying them allegedly stole about from coin-operated devices. bring your prescription to 416 13th Street North, Lethbridge Phone 327-7443 Res. 328-3523 FAMILY PORTRAIT From now until April 30th, 1974 you can have your family's portrait taken at our special low introductory rate. The sitting includes: 4-4x5 Preview Prints (yours to keep) 1-8x10 Print Chosen from the 4 Doses ALL IN COLOR FOR ONLY (For a family ot five or less larger families at slightly higher price but package includes more previews) Appointments mav be made for dates after April 30th. 1974 if they are booked and paid for prior to April 30th. 1974. Olfer is limited to one per family 10 00 IN ADDITION... R Uloy Photography Mil guarantee this price lor 7 similar sittings jnylime within Ihe next years NO OBLIGATION NO PRE-PAYING We also carry a Complete Line of FRAMES ALBUMS WEDDING INVITATIONS LONDON (CP) Hermione Waterfield has difficulty defining where her job ends and her own interests begin At first woman director of Christie's, the oldest art autioneers in London, she luncehes with museum directors and collectors of miniature or ethnographica. What she would like is more time. She is looking for a place to live and house her own cherislfed treasures. She wants to do research. She is trying to build a replacement for Christie's Library, destroyed in the Second World War, and she wants to catalogue the results of 13 years' experience >r the objects d'art department of a firm handling a turnover of more than million million in As head of a firm with offices in Paris, Geneva, Dueseldorf, Rome, New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Melbourne, she travels a great deal. It was her knowledge of pre- Columbian art that first got her a job as a secretary in the objets d'art department at Christie's in 1961. In those days such knowledge was at a premium. Had she studied the subject? "Not she said. "But I had visited a number of collectors who had done digs. In Peru, where I spent a month after working for two years in Brazil, the various cultures were dispersed over such a large area that this was a way to get to know one culture at a time, absolutely up to the hilt." With her love of beautiful things and quickness of eye, exposure to the treasure brought to the world's oldest art sales room must have been like Christmas right round the calendar. Every year some pictures, pieces of furniture, silver, procelain, jewelry, books, arms and armor, and other art objects are brought to the front counter of Christie's head office in London's West End and valued. About of the items which come in for valuation are sold. Even comparafaively modest collectors can afford many of them, for more than fetch prices somewhere around the mark. Sometimes sellers get happy surprises, like the time a Renaissance pendant which the owner hoped to sell for to buy champagne for her daughter's wedding fetched or when the Benin head insured for raised Is it mainly experience, or does it take a special skill to identify an underpriced treasure, or to spot a fake? Hermione Waterfield said it is mainly a question of eye, but stressed the importance of reinforcing one's experience by reading. "A lot of people won't look at things properly. If they looked they could see so much for themselves: How things are made, what the influences are, a brush-stroke. The more you see, the more you learn." Buyers often feel that cheap items are more likely to be genuine because they are not worth faking but years of experience have taught her that anything can be faked. A relatively wealthy collector may not consider a item worth the risk or trouble, but to a poor man such a sum may represent food for his family for a week. Miss Waterfield's most recent holiday took her to Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria, territories where art treasure now are rapidly discovered and thrust on the market. Like many genuine collectors she hopes that records and folklore of the newly-discovered hill tribes will not be lost in the fast- moving modern world. Art auctioneering is a business but Hermione Waterfield has little WeeWhimsv P.iul Win, will be sent ihe original art for his quote Send your child s quotation 10 this paper sympathy with people who only want advice on what they should collect, asking: "What's likely to go Part of her job is getting to know her regular customers, advising collectors of 'her particular specialties. The best collections are made by discriminating collectors, and that's another species in which Hermione Waterfieldl specializes. Wedding Forbidden JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli widows of the October Mideast war are forbidden to remarry unless their husbands' deaths are confirmed, the religious ministry said. "Orthodox Jew- ish law states a woman is still married until her husband's body is identified or a rabbi- nical court receives ample proof that he is really said the deputy director- general of the ministry. THE SCHOOL THAT'S REALLY BILINGUAL English-speaking children can learn French' hi fact, they lu-comc fluentl) bilingual bclnrc high school still rmiimuin high marks in other sub- lecis' Hou Jo'thev do it.' By at lending the Toronto French School pmaie school that jusl mav he Canada's besi hope for true bilingudlism' Learn the secret of ihi.s unique school's success find oui why its founder proposes a national of French Schools across Canada! Parents and teachers be amazed by THE SCHOOL THAT'S REALLY BILINGUAL. One of .11 articles and features in ihe Reader's Digest. At jour newsstand today! Joseph's Hairstyles UniPerm Special s-jyso UniPerm Special Only Lasts Till Tuesday, April 30th WIG CLEARANCE OFF ON ALL REGULAR PRICES "If Your Hair it not Becoming to You, You Should Coming lo Ui" JOSEPH HAIRSTYLES 922-5th Ave., N. Phone 328-7366 By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer The ancient art of porcelain lace draping, a secret for hundreds of years, is being revived, in Lethbridge by local ceramics teacher Mary Dyck. This is the art of creating beautiful porcelain dolls dressed in the Victorian era with bouffant skirts of tiered lace, flowing lace- edged trains or lace-pannelled-hooped skirts, rulfled necklines and wristbands and flouncy lace hats. They even have bulky underskirts and carry feathered fans or bouquets of roses. Though interest in procelain lace draping is high Mrs. Dyck isn't expecting many to become actively involved because of the expense of the lace and the tedious, painstaking work it requires. "They crack and chip very she explains, but "it's well worth the effort because the finished product is a thing of lasting beauty." Lace draping is an art in itself and is judged separately at ceramic exhibits. A good procelain slip and good quality cotton lace (not nylon because it doesn't absorb well) are the first requirements. How does it work? How is the lace pattern transferred to the porcelain? The pattern on the lace fabric is converted to the impregnated clay by burning away the fabric in the firing process leaving the clay knifed and etched with the beautiful lace designs. Lace dolls are fired more slowly and allowed a longer time to cool than other ceramics because of their delicacy. To gain maximum strength the lace must be thoroughly soaked with the clay. A teaspoon of plasticizer is added to the white porcelain slip into which the lace is dipped. This retards the setting time. The lace has been previously washed to remove any dressing or starch, is pressed with an iron to take out wrinkles, gathered by hand or machine, dipped into the porcelain slip and graced around the porcelain doll which is then fired at degrees. During the firing the cotton lace burns up and the doll shrinks one-third of its original size. It is cooled very slowly in the kiln to prevent cracking before it is glaze-sprayed and the lace straightened. It is then fired and cooled again at degrees, the doll's features are painted on with oils and it is fired again at degrees. Then it is cooled until the following day when it is brushed with thin rainbow-lustre oil to bring out the mother-of-pearl lustre. Finally, it is fired for the fifth time at degrees to bring out the color. Mrs. Dyck has been interested in procelain- laced dolls for the past seven years but has been too busy to make them. But once she started there doesn't appear to be any stopping "They're so dainty and fragile and ever so beautiful." she Presently she's busy dressing a porcelain doll dressed in a replica of her daughter's wedding gown Her only difficulty is finding the identical lace for the veil. Sears Screen printed double- knit bra-dress looks... 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