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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE iniTBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 197' fev The French borrowed a Paris' latest style passion for obvious bod taste which shows up everywhere, including high fashion. The while and beige silk blouse and dress, left, and Ihe clown with platform soles, right, drew atten- tion in the latest collections. Ei" demand for fake and trivia Kitsch in Gay Paree PAIUS Parisians i suede hoots dotted with paste as naive prints and fabrics, sof cone all kitsch the diamonds. A veil-known model lines everywhere, bunches o (French for jet: wove blue jeans turned up over; cherries or flowrers in the hair set or with any prclen-i red and while ringed football j paslel platform sandals. Shir sions of being And what, socks, orange eye shcdnw and i ley noes kilsch stand for here? First of all, a rebellion against the A passion a blouse del ted with plastic rabbits. But what started as for the old fivc-and-10-cent thing seems lo have caught on. store trivia, plastic jewelry or i There are traces of kitsch in fashions, in interior dcccration, in the art of living. One host- ess not long ago served cran- berry jelly with smoked eel and cabbage stuffed with mussels. Something to send a shudder anything luat comes out of the grab bag. Kitsch is German for cheap stuff, shoddy stuff. Translated into today's French, it means anything purposely lacking in gocd In other words, de- liberate bid taste. Recently at a kitsch party clicz Rcpnc, the ultra-chic night spot on the Left Bank, guests were told to come kitsch. This provided a perfectly awful display of bad taste. A man came in a dinner jacket em- broidered in silver motorbikes. Another had liis high black do you worry about TV being bad for umo'rerVs Eyes? If Rood vision rulei era observed, TV viewirs U not hirmful. ODEYTHESESIMPLERULES: Don't have the rcom too Cark or loo lignt a soft light, behind Ihe viewer and ona behind the set is test Don't sit IM dosi about 10 feet is best Dcn't watch for hours vfi '.r.cut lakins frequent "eye breaks" Never wear lunglassei ALBERTA OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION iv Temple hair, curly wigs colored j boas and fussy gloves. Iti great demand too, arc sof; snob dolls, tasseled lame cushions dressing-table sets, nicrs, Dresden china shepherc esses and oilier figurines, glas Lrays, booltends to go aibn with occasional bits of furn hire, such as tables wilh highl vejieercd surfaces, glass tray and even those atrocious chin through all the chefs in this umbrella stands once the fca capital of cuisine. Most ready-to-wear shows have some kitsch touches, such Kennel club plans meet Tuesday is the masters' night out for members of tbe Junior Kennel Club and the dogs must stay at home. A general meeting wiil be held in the Kaliedarts Building, Ex- hibition Grounds, at p.m. for Uie election of officers and an evening of getting to know each other. Lectures for the evening will be on Uie various breeds of dogs which are rcognized by the Candian Kennel Club. This knowledge will enable the junior lo assist at the Lethbridge and Disirict Kennel Cub shows which will be held April 22-23. Members currently training (heir dcgs in general obedience and tricks will complete tho classes wilh an evaluation night on March 14, with further classes planned for outdoors in late spring. Obedience instructor for the club is Miss Sonja Silz and leader of the club is Mrs. Frances Hoye. All activities are sponsored by the Lethbridge and District Kennel Club, Mr. Dick Judd president. Tlxj club is comprised of 40 young people and, membership is open to all interested persons age seven to 17. NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL And Desire too Learn a Profeiiion WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER Wo havo 3 fully qualified Full time instruc- trcses and wa loach all phajei of bcauly culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. You'll enjoy our new remodelled and air-condiliDncd ichool. A professional beautician payi high- er lhan Iho averago Interns and opportu- nities aro unlimited. Alborla Beauty School Fill Oui up For Man. Information UniTu c Mu i Low Thi, Coupon I405 5lh Sf- S- Lethbndgel Pnymonii I Clnisci Starling Now lure of an entrance hall. A: these and myriad other things which the bright young Ih'jught completely lacldn beauty and artistic value snapped up by the snobs. At the Flea Market there 1 no special kitsch stall but it i not difficult to unearth the ab solutely ugly piece at a price. It is hard to understand that passion for the useless, ugly old-fashioned article in an age when "design" seems lo have taken over. Psychologists say it Ls a perfectly natural reaction. A reaction against the purely functional and utilitarian. Also, perhaps, the vague fear of one day being called to live in to- tally dehumanized surround- ings. Kitsch might well be the last touch of poetry, the last small grain of folly. by MAUREEN JAMIESON i'l i I! .fl'il. i'111IV CT; Will Ii II11 III Illllilll II 111 IIJIIIII HI You don't have lo have children to appreciate privacy, jut iL does help. There's only so much space in a house, and when you have the stereo Katling auay in the living room, the TV going full hell in basement, the radio taking over the kitchen while Sou Four wrestles wilh homework, Son One in possession o[ the b.-'Ji tub, and two little girls holding a hen party in their bedroom where can you go what can you do? Earplugs are noi sali.sfaclory. Suppose someone calls lo tell you you've won Ills Irish Sweepstake, or Charlton Ileston iies for a little chat'.' Once upon a time T used to prop a chair under the door handle in my bedroom and turn a 'leaf ear to thumps and screams. But last summer, as I was sprawled out on the bed with a whodunit, just about to (ir.d out who did the murder, I heard a peculiar noise at tlie window. Seconds later a head popped through, followed by tee-shirt and jeans. "I couldn't make you hrar, Ma. So I decided to see if you were okay. Are you Looking around for a new hidey-hole, I found a space In lhc backyard behind a bush ffrmiing against the wall of Uie house. Fcr a while I was safe from "Mclher, can I and the clatter of little baseball boots. Every afternoon I'd sneak oft behind my bush lor a little while, doing nothing in particular, and wallowing in blissful peace and quiet. It was tco good to lasl, cf course, and one day it ended wilh a crash and a scream. "Nobody told me Ills storm window was still wailed one of my sons, as lie crawled out of his basement window onto tlw Dack lawn, in a shower of glass. "It's fire prevention week, Ma it says so on TV, so decided to check our fire safety. "You don't have a thing lo worry about, 11 works." As 1 helped pick sliwers of glass off lus stomach, I started nagging in a motherly sort of way about who was going to pay for the window. He was cut to the quick. "Don't you know I could be burned to death when the furnace explodes? If your crummy old window means more to you than me. I retired from the fray, convinced I was the world's most unnatural mother. Later on I had the latch changed on the bathroom door. The new one had a lock that worked. All you did was push a button. Gratefully I barricaded myself in, climbed into the tub, and settled down lo an hour of soli.ude. In the middle of menially painting the bedroom walls pale apricot, I became conscious of some scratchy noises out in the hall, along with some smothered giggling. Then "charge" bellowed my six-year-old, swinging open the batliroom door and galloping triumphantly over to the tub, screwdriver at the ready. she hollered, waving the screwdriver under my nose. "The bays showed me how to pick the lock this after- noon. Aren't I smart