Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Hot pants dying gasp of mini lovers Pants still in fashion forecast for spring By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor Pants seem to be the thing for spring this year-pant-suite, pantdresses, knickers, gaucho pants and, if you're lithe enough, hot pants. Whatever else they predicted, fashion experts included pants in the spring scene in a Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press. The single exception was a fashion commentator in Toronto who said every woman Guide talk A Girl Guide winter camp was held in the Oldman River Valley with 30 people attending. The lack of snow did not dampen the enthusiasm of an action - packed weekend. Activities included a survival challenge, a hike to teepee rounds in the vicinity, followed by a colorful talk by Dr. John Dormaar. A visiting Scouter, Raj Ram-tej from Guyana, South America told stories of scout camping in his country. Attending were guides from Lethbridge, Raymond, New Dayton. Taber, Pincher Creek and Champion. Leaders attending were scout personnel E. C. Allen, Dr. John Dormaar, Thorn Sherwood, Guider Mrs. Geor-gina Paulsen, Camp Advisers Mrs. Shirley Thompson and Mrs. Alice Sommerville. who would wear pants already has them in her wardrobe. She predicted an upswing in the demand for dresses. The biggest news is the briefest version of the pant styles, the hot pants. Some say they represent the last gasp of the mini fanciers. Whether that's true or not, they will be Worn in all kinds of styles, with or without accompanying skirts. A Toronto manufacturer says he is making them in double-knits to sell before his cotton-knit and duck versions. They are appearing in jumpsuits and overall styles and in satin with covering arvkle-length lace skirts. More-conservative pant outfits continue to sell well. An Edmonton buyer says 50 to 60 per cent of the sales in his dress department will be pant-dresses. A Montreal buyer says print jersey and knit dresses in shirt styles are doing well be-caue they can be worn alone or teamed with pants. Close-fitting sweaters, long or waist-length, are also much in evidence. " Another favorite style, especially in boutiques and espe- *Jtft and out Mrs. Grant Neidig and son Todd have arrived in the city from Vancouver, and will be guests' of Mr. and Mrs. Hank Palfrey and Mrs. A. Neidig. Tommy Elkfn age 12 decorated his room with Armstrong Place 'n Press Excelon floor tile in 90 minutes. Place 'n Press is the easiest do-it-yourself tile ever. Gooey "guck" is gone. The adhesive is already on the bock. It sticks by itself. I. Peel off the paper. 2. Place tile in position. 3. Press down. It's as simple as that! Cover up old tile, linoleum or most basement concrete. Goes anywhere as long as the floor is flat. It's neat and so fast people are "racing" for beautiful floors. Place 'n Press cuts with household scissors. Use leftover tiles to cover tables, line cupboards, drawers or shelves. Remember the name is what you do. The floor tile that's fun to install. t__N From (Armstrong AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DEALERS (Armstrong Beaver Lumber Co. ltd. 1701 3rd Ave. S. lethbridge, Alto. Armstrong Bird Building Supplies 113 13th St. N. lethbridge, Alta. i Armstrong United Farmers of Alta. Co-op 3131 2nd Ave. N. lethbridge, Alta. (Armstrong (Armstrong Capitol Furniture Store 326 5th St. S. lethbridge, Alta. Ace Building 433 24th Lethbridge, I Supplies St. N. , Alta. Armstrong Hamilton's Floor Coverings 909 3rd Avenue %., Lethbridge, Alberta Armstrong Jordans Rugs 315 6th Street S., lethbridge. Alberta Armstrong Southern Alberta Co-od Association ltd. Armstrong lealta Building Supplies 1256 13th St. N. lethbridge, Alta. Armstrong St. Louis Furniture 118 5th Street S. Lethbridge, Alta. Armstrong Revelstok* Building Materials Cor. 3rd Ave. C 17th St. S. Phone 327-5777 dally among the young, is the look variously described as gypsy, peasant, folk, ethnic or earthy. It features puffed sleeves and embroidery, flounces, laces and flowers. Spring's traditional reds, whites and blues are to be win ON THE WAY UP - Toi lattapanit, left, isn't the only one in hot pants at the Jackie Rodgers boutique in New York. John Takbsian is wearing his own pair. Will men be wearing shorts this summer? Some say no, but retailers are ordering token numbers of the shorts to find out for sure. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm a 19-year-old guy who feels like an idiot because I have to write to Ann Landers. I doubt that you can help me but it's worth the chance. I'm better than average in looks, a good dresser, have had two years of college and hold a good job. The problem: I have no trouble getting a first date, in fact girls call me, but I'm such a lousy conversationalist I hate to inflict myself on a chick a second or third time. Would you believe I'm afraid I bore them to death? Nb one has come out and said so but I have the feeling. I read a lot and I'm not stupid. The trouble is I just clam up. I'll never be chatty but I'd like to be able to carry on a decent conversation. Any advice? - Clam in Missouri DEAR CLAM: The best conversationalists are those who know what questions to ask. Every girl loves to talk about herself. Before your next date prepare six or seven, questions in advance. I'll bet you don't get past the third. * DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am 10 years old but I read your column every day so I don't see why I shouldn't write to you if I feel like it. There's this nice girl in my room at school. She has a brown patch on her face in the shape of a mouse. My aunt said it is because her mother was frightened by a mouse before my friend was born. Is this right?-Jennifer DEAR JEN: No. The girl's mother may have been frightened by a mouse but it has nothing to do with the birthmark on her face. 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