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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Robillard gambles with career MONTREAL (CP) Laurette Robillard, president of the new Quebec council on the status of women, describes herself as a gambler. Appointed by Premier Robert Bourassa to head the official link between government and the women of Quebec, she said she was willing to take a gamble in a new career. Formerly head of personnel in a law firm, and before that head of the employee relations department of the National Employment Service, Miss Robillard was one of the founders of the Quebec Federation of Women. The first intention of the council is to lay the groundwork for better jobs and better pay for women employees of the provincial government, she said. Beyond that, the new council intends to seek a better all-round deal for all Quebec women, including those who work in private business and those who choose to stay at home. The council can make recommendations to the government until'it is blue in the face, said Miss Robillard, and if the government doesn't re- spond, then nothing will happen. However, she is optimistic. "We have a broader scope than the models from which we were said the 48-year- old Montrealer. "We can not only research and report to the premier but we have that important mandate to make sure our recommendations are carried out." The council can research the whole gamut of women's issues, hold inquiries, and present briefs and proposals for change. Findings, conclusions and appropriate recommendations are to be directed to the pre- mier who is supposed to ensure that recommendations are carried out. Although Miss Robillard is disappointed with the council's enforcement powers and limited mandate, she said, she "wouldn't be there unless I was optimistic." Legislation setting up the council last July was a "declaration of intention on the part of the government to rectify the Miss Robillard added. "I have confidence in the spirit behind this intention." Yet, it will be the women of Quebec and the news media who will determine the council's direction, she said. "The media can do a constructive job by following us and women's groups and individuals can help with grass-roots input. Miss Robillard noted that 96 per cent of the top-paying jobs in the province's civil service are held by men. And "normal" is how the Quebec government describes this occupational and salary distribution. "The council refuses to consider this she said. The council also intends to achieve wage parity for men and women doing the same work in the private sector by handing over equal pay policing to the minimum wage commission. -The Herald Family Once more with feeling Fashion houses knocked Contemplating the situation Pauline McGibbon, newly appointed lieutenant-governor of Ontario, has a few anxious moments, left and centre, while listening to Energy Minister Donald Macdonald at a news con- ference in Toronto this week. But then all's well that ends well. By BERNADINE MORRIS New York Times Service PARIS So by spring, we're all going to be skulking around in 1930's pleated shirtdresses during the day, switching into flowering garden party numbers in the late afternoon and changing into glamorous goddess gowns at night, right? Wrong. This is roughly the program outlined for us by the spring couture collections in Parts and Rome during the last few weeks, but nobody is paying too much attention. Why has the couture lost its touch? Because it is a geriatric institution, having been invented around the turn of the century by men such as Worth, and Poiret and is now in year. Because its customers are a similar age. Because it is losing its nerve. Because it is terrified by competition from the ready to wear people, such as Emmanuelle Khan, Kenzo and Dorothy Bis, who ignore it. Does anybody bother to go to the showings? Hundreds of people fight to get into the hot little rooms where they are crowded like cattle, stifled by the lack of air and unlikely to see more than the tops of the mannequins heads if they're not among the fortunate few who rate the front row seats. Who are these people? Fashion reporters from the far ends of the earth, including a large contingent from Japan these days. They come to disseminate the news, or non- news. Store buyers, manufacturers and designers from every country with a ready to wear industry. They come to copy the styles or to drink at the fount of inspiration, and they pay for the privilege. Private customers. They come to replenish their wardrobes, to designers and to be seen by the fashion reporters from the far ends of the earth, not necessarily in that order. Does anything come of it? Indeed it does. Sometimes, despite the caution and lack of direction, something does come through that will change the look of clothes women wear in countries far away from Paris. The Dior collection this time was one of those pace-setters as Marc Bohan, the designer, pulled together the trend to longer skirts and fuller tops and made it palatable. The work rooms in Pans are also the finest in the world. They show how glorious dressmaking can be, as a minor, though delectable, art. Does the rome couture mean anything? Occasionally a house like Vlentino can a trend More often, Ro. serves as a curtain-raiser to Paris. Communications being what they are, everyone in the dressmaking trade tends to be on the same wave-length. The back-to-the-thirties movement was as fullblown in Italy as it was in Paris. Why do people go to Rome, if they are going on to Paris? The clothes are cheaper. Rome is a nice place to visit. The natives are friendly. What did they find this time? Nice daytime clothes from San Lorenzo, A Turin fashion housp that has been showing their collections in Rome for some time. Pretty, free-flowing evening dresses from Pino Lancetti, one of the rising stars.-Fanciful, exotic evening clothes at Galitzine, and realistic styles from Andre Laug for women who don't care about starting trends. Not a bad haul. Were there any surprises in Paris' Jean-Louis Scherrer emerged as the rising star, Guy LaRoche showed a greatly improved collection. Yves Saint Laurent, who has been an earthshaker in the past, showed a relatively quiet collection. He's the only one people follow, his fans say. His tailored suits and soft, square-neckline dresses are apt to be seen. Are we really going to wear longer skirts? Looks that way. Courreges was- the only designer to show short ones and they seemed like period pieces. At the same time they look modern. It's a paradox. If nobody pays much attention to what the couture does, why should everybody, lengthen their hemlines? Because the long skirts started in ready-to-wear a season ago. What makes' them different from the long skirts of 1970? They're wider and consequently more graceful and easier to wear. Besides, they're not that much longer. Just covering the knees will pass. RUMMAGE SALE FIRST UNITED CHURCH-13th St. N. FRIDAY, FEB. 8th 6 to 9 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. a.m. to 12 noon Sponsored by FIRST UNITED UCW Concert guest artists THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Accompanying artists at the upcoming Sacred Concert by the Anne Campbell Singers and Teen Clefs, will be Sheglah Stefan during the first part of the program, and Pat Postman during part two. The Foster Ensemble wilt be guest artists and music at the 8 p.m. concert will range from 1400 to the present day. It will take place Sunday in the Southminster United Church sanctuary. CMUDUN FURRIERS PRICE SALE Canadian Furriers have placed a very limited number of furs on price for their final clearance. We would suggest early shopping for best selection. A PRICE Dyed Muskrat Back Dyed Muskrat Side 10, Mink Gill 14, Mouton Processed Lamb Dyed 10, 12, Beaver Pant Dyed Squirrel Pant Coat Grey Persian Lamb Dyed Muskrat Back Grey Persian Lamb 14, The above values will never be aMo to bo duplicated again with the rising fur market. Cnergox and Master Charge Woicoma No exchanges or rotunds Shop Thursday tffl 9 p.m. CANADIAN FURRIERS 'In A tradition PaiwnoMit ThMtra WU0.4th 8 "Why, Stanley, you've grown o foot ference.' In circum- Calendars The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Gym 2 at the civic centre. Following the meeting, bingo will be played and lunch served. Membership tickets available. A good attendance is request- ed. The Teen Clefs will practice at 6 tonight in preparation for the Sacred Concert to be held Sunday in Southminster sanctuary. The executive meeting of First United Church UCW will be held at p.m. Thursday. Members of Dominion Rebekah Lodge No. will hold a sewing tea at 8 p.m. Thursday at toe borne of Mrs. Ernie Risler, 511 llth St. S. All Rebekahs and friends welcome. The CGIT group of McKillop United Church will hold a coffee party from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday in the church hall. White elephant table to be included. Everyone welcome. Bridge City Toastmistress Ciub will meet at tonight in the Bowman Art Centre. New members may contact Shirley Sanford at 326-4393 or Bridget Pastoor at 328-6872. The DDJ's orchestra will play at the Hi Neighbor Club dance from to p.m. Thursday at Westminster School, 5th Avenue and 18th Street N. Premarital sex doubles in high school groups Hoover Convertible MODEL4025 -Automatically shifts to high with attachments. INSTANT RUG ADJUSTMENT Low pile to deep shag. EDGE-CLEANING SUCTION POWER Gets right up to baseboards. BIG DISPOSABLE BAG Needs changing less often Now only "It Beats, As It Sweeps, As It Cleans" MONTREAL (CP) More than SO per cent of females and 75 per cent of males report having sexual intercourse by the age of 19 twice as many as 30 years ago, a U.S. Sexologist said this week. Addressing the opening' session of a week-long symposium on sex at McGiu University, Dr. Allen Ben said the biggest change in recent years is the increase in premarital sex, especially among females. He said most premarital sex begins in high school. Prostitutes have been replaced by "female peers" and there is less of the old- fashioned categorizing of females into "madonnas versos said Dr. Bell. 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