Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
ISeiv addition for Centre Village Mall Betty Shop opens here Friday The Betty Shop, a name well-known to southern Alberta women who have shopped for fashions in Calgary, will open an interesting new shop in the Centre Village Shopping Mall Friday. Betty Shops specialize in medium - priced to better quality fashions and is the largest independent fashion retailer in the province. The new Centre Village shop carries a large selection of the MRS. LENA HANEN . . . Betty Shop president Wetaskiwin woman killed EDMONTON (CP) - Dianne Nigren, 23, of Wetaskiwin, was killed in a car-truck collision south of Edmonton. RCMP said she was a passenger in the car involved in the accident. latest party, evening and day wear, trimmed and untrimmed coats, pant suits, co-ordinates, sports and ski wear in young adult, misses, regular and half sizes. Dresses and pant suits are priced from $20 to $65, with coats from $40 to $169. On the controversial question of length, Betty Shops say "we go to any length to please you" and carry mini, midi and maxi styles in all size ranges. An innovation of the new Leth bridge shop will be a Young Adult Shop catering to the youthful fashion minded. The store will also carry styles designed for the more mature figure in sizes up to 48. An entirely new and highly original concept in store design, in keeping with the Betty Shop's 1971 image, has been adopted for the new Centre Village shop, according to Mrs. Lena Hanen, Betty Shop's president. In designing the Centre Village shop, Planned Architectural Research Design Associates of Calgary have eliminated the usual display windows. In their place they have used a series of individual displays which open onto the mall, and which are designed to bring the fashions and the shoppers into closer proximity. Each of these dis-plays highlights a different style. The entrance to the shop Is constructed of solid and louvred wood panels finished in bright colors. The interior of the shop is equally interesting. In place of the usual counters and racks of garments, shoppers will find all the garments on display. The Young Adult Shop is in a raised Cabinet posts hard on health By J. C. GRAHAM CP Correspondent The New Zealand government has been markedly weakened in the last year by losses of certain of its key members and illnesses among others. One of the outstanding members of the cabinet, J. R. Hanan, who left his mark on the laws of the country as a reforming minister of justice, died in office last year. Early this year another key member, Labor Minister T. P. Shand, died-and labor relations in the country have been more or less in a state of crisis ever since. Works Minister P. B. Allen has had to accept a lighter work load as the result of heart trouble in the middle of the year. In November the prime minister himself, Sir Keith Holyoake, 66, was in hospital for a prostate operation, and Justice Minister D. Riddiford was also sent to hospital 'with a recurrence of a heart condition. The situation has been the more serious because the deputy prime minister and minister of overseas trade, J. R. Marshall, has had to spend a great deal of his time abroad protecting New Zealand's vital interests during the hearing of the British application to join the European Economic Community. BURDENS INCREASE The consequent reallocation of portfolios has placed heavier burdens on the remaining ministers and caused disruption. Some tasks have had to be shuffled round several times among ministers acting for others. The New Zealand Parliament has only 84 members, and of these 44 are in the rul-j ing National party. There are 18 cabinet members and two undersecretaries, so that nearly half the government parliamentary party is engaged in some form of ministerial duty. But even so it ap- 18-months term set for vandal EDMONTON (CP) - William Holden, 17, of Ednronton was sentenced to 18 months on charges arising from a vandalism spree during which dozens of automobiles were damaged. Holden originally was charged with 103 counts of wilful damage but was sentenced on six charges of wilful damage, one of breaking and entering and one of theft under $50. The other charges were withdrawn. Larry Sagert. 19, also of Edmonton and jointly charged �with Holden, was put on probation for two years. pears that the work is not sufficiently spread. The close division of politi-c a I strengths-National 44 seats, Labor 40-means that measures have been the more keenly contested. Late sittings of the House of Representatives have been frequent. On one occasion exhaustion reacted such a stage that two government MPs, although in the Parliament Buildings, did not hear the division bells because they were asleep. As a result, a government measure was defeated. Commentators maintain that government is suffering through the strains imposed. Labor Opposition MPs assert that the government, which has been 10 years in office, is becoming old and worn out and needs a general rejuvenation. HEALTH NEGLECTED In fact not all the illnesses among leading members of the government can be ascribed to the work load. But it could be claimed that the press of business has caused some to neglect their health and so accelerated troubles which might have been stalled if treated earlier. The situation has brought increasing demands that the time is overdue for a major cabinet reshuffle. Rumors of the imminent retirement of Sir Keith have circulated periodically for years. He has always refused to indicate his intentions and indeed has rather enjoyed keeping commentators guessing. However, the fact that he accepted a knighthood in the last royal honors list was taken as an indication that he might not contest the next general election, due at the end of 1972. Traditionally in New Zealand, titles are not accepted by leading politicians until the close of their career. Sir Keith now is the third longest serving prime minister in New Zealand history. If he does plan to retire-and the prostate trouble has made the prospect more likely-it is almost bound to be well before the 1972 election. NEEDS RUNNING TIME He himself took over from an ailing prime minister only a few months before the election of 1957, and with insufficient time to build an adequate electoral appeal his party lost that election. He led the party back to victory in 1960, but he has personal knowledge that a new leader needs time to run himself in. Consequently political prophets are strongly predicting that Sir Keith may retire about the middle of 1971, opening the way for a wholesale cabinet reshuffle. And the likelihood is that the new leaders will seek to protect a new image-as a rejuvenated party of energetic men with health unimpaired. So the strong probability is an infusion of up-and-coming younger men into the cabinet. area, separating it from the rest of the store. Bright orange carpeting and dramatic new lighting have been used to add a feeling of excitement and adventure when shopping in the new store. The Centre Village shop is the first of the 21 Betty Shops to employ this new display technique, according to Mrs. Hanen. The Betty Shop was started by Mrs. Hanen in Calgary 20 years ago in a little store only 12yz feet wide. The staff consisted of four sales people. Today Betty Shops are in all the larger shopping centres in Alberta, and employs 180 people. The buying staffs regularly visit the garment centres in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, as well as in New York and Chicago, and many of the styles sold in the Betty Shops are des i g n e d exclusively to Betty Shop specifications. "Our aim," says Mrs. Hanen, "is to serve the public with the latest in fashion at moderate prices. We have shops in all the major shopping centres in Calgary, and we are in Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Cam-rose, Stettler and Brooks, and now Lethbridge. "We've had a great many Lethbridge customers shop with us in our Calgary stores in the past and we're sure they are going to be pleased with the new Betty Shop we are opening for them in the Centre Village Mall. They will be able to buy everything they formerly bought in our Calgary stores right here in Lethbridge." The new Betty Shop in Lethbridge will be managed by Mrs. I.aveda Hague, who is well-known in local fashion circles. The new Betty Shop in Centre Village is located on the mam mall opposite the Tip Top store. MRS. LA VEDA HAGUE . . . Local manageress Wednesday, December 9, 1970 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -3 WHY NOT BANK AND SHOP IN ONE STOP IN CENTRE VILLAGE MALL? You'll find a bright new approach to banking. We've got the latest, most modern, most approachable bank in town. With all the services you naturally expect from the Royal Bank. And we have people who like to look after you. Drop in soon. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE ARE OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Weliketolookafteryouatthe ^ Royalban k ARTHUR J. KIRR MANAGER Centra Village Mall Branch 'tis tbe Season... Bringing good tidings to Lethbridge ... the BETTY SHOPS have waited a long time for this opportunity to serve Lethbridge and its surrounding area. Offering you wide selection, good value, and personal service. DRESSES In Fashions, Latest Fabrics Wool knits are Natty and Fortrel and Crimplene have a Flair for Easy Care. Latest styling*. Colours the gayest. Size 8 to 20. FROM COATS Fur Trimmed Imported Wool Fabrics - Faille, Bouele, Dutch Plush and Tweeds. Smartly styled and trimmed with Fox, Mink, Muskrat and Tibetina. Exciting shades - Jade, Blue, Taupe, Brown. *8 to 20. PANT DRESSES HAVE THE WHOLE FASHIONS WORLD TALKING Styles that are dressy for evening wear in fortrel, brocades and crepes. Styles for day wear in wool, fortrel, silk knits. 2 and 3 piece styles. Red, green, navy, purple, pink, blue, etc. 5 to 15, 8 to 20 JUMPSUITS are Holiday Ideals Styled from wool or fortrel. Zip-pered front to mandarin collar or' rolled neckline. Exciting shades of purple, red, green, aqua. 8 to 18. PRICED FROM CULLOTTES ARE THE THING FOR FORMAL OCCASIONS Rich brocades, flowing chiffons and crepes accentuated with lace, beads, sequins. Blue, pink, siver, black. 8 to 20. FROM 525 FROM 22 SPORTSWEAR CO-ORDINATES by KORET AND PARIS STAR In Trevira emd silk knits-the fabric that gives performance. PANT TOPS - JKTln. Geometric, floral prints PANTS - and plain Plain and gently flared Black, red, blue. SKI JACKETS Regular and Instructor length. Nylon outer shell with Fortrel fibre fill. Lightweight hoodj and storm cuffs. Pink, Blue, Gold, Green. 10 to 18, S.M.L.......... FROM COATS SAVE ON THESE FUR TRIMMED COATS Wool, tweeds, boucles, faille, etc. Trimmed with Fox, Tibetina, Muskrat Assorted colours. 8 to $49 NAME BRAND SKI PANTS Nylon and lycra stretch, tapered leg. Adjustable woistbond. Block, brown, green. 8 to 18. Reg. $25. SALE . $15 $12 bettyshop CENTRE VILLAGE MALL DRESSES SAVE ON THESE TIMELY SAVINGS Wool or fortrel Ploin, print or textured. All latest styling. 8 to 18, 5 to 15. VALUES TO $29.98.