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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE U1H3RIDGE HERAID Thurldoy, Auouil 10, Consumers complain WlNNir'Krt (Ct'> .lehn Mason, ireclor cf the Manitoba Consumers' Bureau, says con- sumers are becoming more vocal about things they don't like. They particularly don't like walking into a deal where the store or corporation has the upper hand and get exceedingly upset when a slun; manager re- sponds to a complaint with "So or "That's store pol- icy." As a result, there were close lo rails ti> tho consumers bureau in an 11-month period about tiO per cent landlord and Tenant Act diffi- culties. Under the Consumer Protec- tion Act, complaints about auto- motive products and sen ices led tho list with 202, home im- provements totalled home entertainment problems 100. book clubs and subscription problems 74 BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 12th SI. "C" N. Fri., Aug. 11 Starli HI p.m. Doors Open al p.m. 5 Cards for GOtD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4th, 8th and 12th Gomel in 7 Numbers or leu WORTH in 56 Number) Sorry No One Under 16 Yean of Age Allowed Tea discoveredby accident By JOE MA Herald Slatf Wilier "Thank Owl for tea! Wlial would tho world do without lea? how (lid it exist? I am glad I was not liorn before lea." Smith Tea, the most consumed lev- erage in Die world after plain water, Is said to have been dis- covered by Shon Nung, the leg- endary Agriculture emperor of re-ached (he Arabs in 850, Hie Venetians in 1553 and the Eng- lish in 1598, The Dutch took lea to Europe around 1610, and tho first advertisement selling lea appeared in Ixmdon hi 1658. At that time, it cost an astronomical 10 pounds sterling per pound. One rare kind of lea lhat still retails for about an ounce- The enactment of the Tea Act of 177-1 caused tho Boston TOMATOES FOR THE ASKING Visitors to Guern: on islond in the English Chonnelr help themselves to tomatoes, as the island's crop cannot be transported lo Racial mannequins popular Britain because of the current national dock strike, (AP Wirephoto) get new look LONDON CCP) There was no doubt in the mir.d of one- time art student Ken Bcecham lhat London was the paccsetting faslu'on capital of the world. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, Aug. 10th Sponsored by Ladles' Aid of SI. Poler and SI. Paul's Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAIL CORNER 12lh STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts al and is Won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot SI05 in 51 Numbers 51h 7 No. Jackpot Pol 'o Gold PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not But the store window manr.e- quins displaying the clothes seemed to belong to another age. That gave Bcecham idea for a businus of his own Hint he hopes this year v.ill top .eoOO.OOO (about million) in t lieccham know from experi- ence lhat it was. possible to produce mannequins which kept pace with rapidly chang- ing fashions and in 1971 he set np his own business in North London to produce Ins ideas of window display dollies. For the first eight months he concentrated on selling wigs, makeup nd providing a ren- ovation and respraying service for mannequins, before bringing out his first range of manne- quins for sale. Turnover the first year was Exports account at present for about 25 per cent of his business and he estimates on the basis of current trends that in 1973 they will represent about CO per cent. At present he em- ploys 25 people but this figure will have risen to 00 by the end of this year. KITTED WITH W1CS Similarly, his mannequins are fitted with wigs that follow the latest liair styles. He has produced mannequins with .Japanese features for a recent promotion of Japanese haute couture in a London cle- Get acquainted with our brand new Zsg-Zag. The price makes it easy! How low can a price go for a machine that sews zig-zag and straight, appliques and embroiders, and features Singer's famous quality, service and guarantee? Chances are you won't find a better value than this one! If you've been thinking about starting to sew...or even getting your teenagers's the time! y The price is perfect. Easy Budget Terms Available. Singer's 'Sale inlo Summer' is on NOW al your Singer Cenler. Don't missit! SINGE "What's new lor is at Singer COtUGE SHOPPING MAIL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE AND 201h AVE. S Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 w.m. lo 9 p.m. TELEPHONE 327-2243 ailment store, lie thinks tha riontal styles are going lo be popular in the next fev ontlis and sees a big future his Japanese mannequins c is also planning to produce n Indian mannequin, lie has already manufactured Puerto Jlican male mannc- uin for a New York company nd a range of Negro manne- uins. He has male mannc- uins with beards and mous- ichcs and hair on their chests, number of individual child nannequins and even a baby which deliberately made a grumpy expression be- ause after all, babies don't mile all the lime, do Ken Hcecham began his ca- ccr as an art student, his first ob was in advertising and then ie worked for M years doing vindow displays for several xmcloR shops. In this way he earned all about mannequins rom the user's point of view. IOINS DANISH I'IKM In lie- joined Hindsgaul, the Danish company which is probably the largest manu- facturer of mannequins in the world, and took over their sales and promotion in Britain. Thus found out about Ihe design side and the processes involved. He persuaded the company to Ihink about mannequins in terms of fashion, for Ihesc were the days when dolly girls and boys with long hair were lie- ginning to Ixj fashionable in fxmdon. Hindsganl, on his od- China, about years ago, Sheu Nuug was silting Iwforc a cauldron of boiling water when some leaves fell into the pot. He was about lo fish them out when they gave a fra- grance that invited him to drink Ihe world's first cup of tea, The earliest documented mention of tea was made in China in 350 A.D., 13 centuries before the West knew in the words of Dr. Nicholas Brady, chaplain lo (he court of William and Mary "the sovereign drink pleasure and of health." Ironically, tho Americans preferred tea to coffee when the English favored coffee. It is to Anna, the Duchess of Bed- ford, that Britons owe the cus- tom of afternoon tea. She had ea and cakes served at five xjcause she "luul a sinking- 'ccling." Every year, more than 500 billion cups ot lea arc consum- ed around the world, based on the diffusion or 2 billion pounds of tea, each pound yielding 250 (o 300 cups. The word lea comas from the Amoy (a Chinese dialect) word of te, pronounced lay. In Can. lonese, the dialect of the world's Tea Party and helped precipi- tate the American Revolution. Family Living Just as England had starte out to he a nation of coffe drinkers before John Compan; (the Knglish East India Con: its propaganda for tea, America started as a nation ot tea drinkers, and it was the Boston Tea Party that cast Ihc dye for coffee. most celebrated tea-drinkers, it is pronounced cha. Tea is not lo he found in (he Bible, Ihc works ol Shake- speare, or any other puhlica lion.1; in English licfore the lat ler half of the 17th century. The first accounts of tea liy 20th century, tho and coffee habits of the lea two countries were reversed: Eng- land drank five limes as mucti tea as coffee, (lie U.S. limes as much coffee as tea. To the Cantonese, who also make up 90 per cent of the pop- ulation of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, yum cha (drink tea) is a sub-culture. They drink lea all day long, at rcakfast, nt lunch, at supper; hey yum cha for Ihlrst, for usincss, for pleasure, for love, entertaining guests, for xitlling disputes. Because of its Importance In heir life, yum clia also means morning, good aflernoon, evening, good night, good day, and a general gesture of rlendship. The principal chemical con- stituents lea arc caffeine, -annin and essential oils, In 1935, Dr. C. H. Ilarler, a chem- sl of the Indian Tea Assocla- llon observed, "Sugar added to Ilia lea merely sweetens it and adds to (he value of the drink as a food. The addition of milk o lea robs It of practically all its astringcncy." Generally sinking, there are three classes of lea: fermented or black, unfcrmenlexi or green, and scmifcrmcmcd or oolong. Wcslerners prefer fermented lea wilh mEk, Orientals green lea without milk. The best teas are not lo mixed with milk or sugar. Add- ing sugar or milk to a good tea is like mixing 7-Up with 100- year-old brandy. There are leas lo be taken with milk and sug- ar, just as there arc brandies and scotches thai are mrxablo. .Scholars anil artists in China have long maintained tliat only in congenial atmosphere can one truly enjoy color, fragrance and flavor as one prepares and drinks lea. Connoisseurs compare the first infusion cf tea as a girl of 13, the second as n girl of 16, and Ihe third as woman. Yum cha is nn art, involving Ihc selcclion of blend, water, utensils and atmosphere. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes vice, quins began which making manne- looked like the CNE awards for weaver A well-known Lelhbridge weaver, Mrs. Jeanella Johnson, has received word from Toron- lo that she has been awarded four prizes for work she has submitted lo the Canadian na- tional Exhibition. Mrs, Johnson was informed she received first prize in the bedspread and tablecloth divi- sion for a hand woven, white damask table cloth, three yards long. Chatelaine magazine has also awarded the cloth special prize for "best in the she said. The prize-winning tablecloth bad been made for her son, Timothy, said Mrs. Johnson, with linen that he had brought home from Ireland. Two CNE second prizes were also won by Mrs. Johnson: one for a linen place mat, and the other for a woven, unspun wool- len jacket. Mrs. Johnson said she was excited about her awards, hut that she had just entered her work in the exhibition to see "What happened to your straw hat? Grind it up in that last trendy young people to Iw seen in London's King's Road and Carnaby Street. When he set up his own busi- ness, Beecham was joined by Douglas Brvce, who bad begun his career as hairdresser and had gone on from there to mak- ing wigs for mannequins. They knew their market and de- cided it was important for their market to know them too. So they took a large stand at the annual exhibition in January of Ihe British National Display Equipment Association in Lon- don. They now have agcnLs for Austria, West Germany and Scandinavia and one for the United States and Canada who is currently negotiating to pre- sent their products in New York June. At the- moment the; firm is overwhelmed with orders. They ire putting the finishing .ouci.cs lo three new ranges of mannequins for Britain, the U.S. and West Germany. bow it compared lo work mitted from other parts of the country. love his and oat Dr. anil Mrs. D. George Dunbar and family, from Hour- bonnais, Illinois, are in the city visiting Dr. Dunbar's parents, Mr, and Mrs. David Dunbar of Suite 1615 lath St. N. M i s 9 Florence Cameron, bride elect of Aug. 12, was re- cently honored with several showers. Entertaining for Miss Cam- eron were Mrs. Gwcn Solvey nt her home; Mrs. Eleanor Clarke at her home; Mrs. Gladys Tun- bridge at her home, with Mrs. liartrara lianlield as co-hostess. A luncheon shower was also licld at the home of Mrs. K Ferguson, with Mrs. S. G. Hcaly as co-hostess. lMnnT STUDIO I ON FIFTH flVEN'JE PICTURE ARTISTS' ART 710 5 AVE 1609 9lh Avo S. or 635 Mh Ave Onto again Look Lfilen Values are here. 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