Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2U 1Mb LfclHMHIUUfc NtHALU ITKIiy, Mircn '42, 1VA4 -The Herald- Family Ms. is Mad. Quebec women don't like it QUEBEC (CP) do you call a liberated Que- bec woman, when you can't call her Ms.? Opinion seems to be divided in Quebec over what is used to replace the "sexist" terms Madame and Mademoiselle. "I don't think we've ever made an official ruling on that said the young lady at the Office of the French Language information office. Women affected by pill LONDON (Reuter) A four-year trial has shown that women taking contraceptive pills are likely to have increased blood pressure, researchers reported Thursday The trial involved women on the combined estrogen- progestogen pill. The estrogen hormones were thought to be responsible for raising blood pressure, medical officers of the Family Planning Association and a government physician reported in the British Medical J9urnal Blood pressure returned to pre-treatment levels within three months after oral contraceptives had been stopped. The increases were not regarded as immediately dangerous, and there was no associated illness, the report said PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upataln) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. But, hastening to point out she was speaking from per- sonal opinion, she thought the acceptable replacement is Mad. Mad' "I think I saw that on a poster at a shopping centre, or maybe on the information officer added. Or maybe she saw it recently in the newspapers, where a minor flurry was provoked over what non-sexist term is proper in addressing a Quebecoise. A Quebec City columnist started it all with the item that Mad. is the word. A correspondent for a Mon- treal newspaper picked it up and wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece about the of it all. That in turn provoked a number of letters to the edi- tor, suggesting the gentleman should know better. first syllable from Madame and the last from the word, said the correspond- ents, and it has been that way for a while. "I don't think I've ever heard of that one said our girl at the French language office. In a bilingual country, Mad has at least one strike against it. Women in Quebec may be angry with their status, but do they really want to be called "Mad by their English neighbors. like said one young Montreal English lady, "because it sounds like a word, and Ms. doesn't." Back at the French lan- guage office, our information officer put the discussion into an historical and gramma- tical perspective. French grammatical prac- tice is to address any woman over about 20-years-old as Madame and anyone under that as Mademoiselle." That's an interesting bit of information about what French grammar sees as the woman's place. But it hardly settles the ar- gument. CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY. MARCH 22nd 8 o'clock 4th and 8th Gamw in 7 G.ann S CARDS FOR 11.00 OR EACH BLACKOU f JACKPOT IN 54 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH M4 LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE PWMM UiKtoMI YMTS Not Mowed SponMMd br ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB Kooky needs help Three-year-old Janet Lee of Lethbridge asked her brother Craig, 4, if any- thing could be done to save a slightly unstable snowman from the on-again-off- again snow and winds. Craig is making a valiant attempt at restoring Kooky's sagging posture, but the outcome is still uncertain. Here one day, gone the next, maybe back tomorrow, should be Kooky's motto. Regulations will change for nurse practitioners REGINA (CP) Regulations which appear discriminate against nurse practitioners will be changed, a health department solicitor said this week. Nurse practitioners get a provincial grant to study for six months at the University of Saskatchewan and in return must agree to work in a certain community for two years. The regulations govern the amount of time the nurse practitioners may take off from work. The regulations provide no maternity leave nor any leave to run for political office, despite requirements in the labor standards act that such leave be available. Solicitor R..G. Ellis said in an interview that there was no deliberate attempt to exclude the nurse practitioners from such leave and the regulations will be amended. If such situations occur before amendments are made, the labor standards act will be followed, he said. The regulations say the nurse practitioners the first of whom will graduate in a few months have to repay their grants if they default on the required community service. They are allowed a maximum of four weeks vacation and three weeks sick leave annually. John Richards (Ind Saskatoon who raised the issue in the legislature recently, also called the maximum on sick leave "totally unreasonable." If a nurse practitioner is seriously ill for more than three weeks, he said, that person might be dismissed and given a debt. Dresses edge out tomboy look Fashion turns back time By MARGARET deMIRA VAL Christian Science Monitor PARIS, France Fash- ion is in reverse gear again. Retrospective looks for spring and summer, 1974, replace many of the tame classics of the past few seasons. Ready-to-wear designers, including all the top Paris couture names, play up flashback effects spanning various decades from the 1900 granny dresses through the 1920's and 30's with soft and supple silhouettes, limp bias cut fabrics, longer hemlines. as the French describe a mood, is the antithesis of strict tailoring and architectural construction. There's been a lot of chitchat about the drop in hemlines, but it's not a four- alarm bell, and many buyers are wary of midcalf skirts after the financial fiasco of the midi a few years ago. Certainly the new direction is downward but not an ultimatum. "To each, her own" different lengths for different hours and occasions with many designers opting for "safe skirts hovering just below the knees, a la Chanel, or the romantic ankle-length dresses derived from this past summer's "swirl" skirt. Many junior collections skip right back to the turn of the century; the granny dresses (definitely slated for today's great-grandchildren and not authentic grannies, please) in wistful calico prints trimmed with lace, hemstitched insets, and flounced with ruffles, or big skirts as Kenzo shows propped out over frilled petticoats. While pants are entrenched im most wardrobes as a veritable way of life, dresses and skirts will tend to edge out the tomboy whose closet contains nothing but a few pairs of scruffy jeans. "There's a definite feeling for a less casual way of says Yves Saint Laurent, although he still shows 30 trouser ensembles in his 94-piece collection. The 1930's exert the prevailing influence on dresses in both one- and two- piece effects. There are always the old college photos, complete with nonstop skirts, two-toned shoes, droopy sleeves, frizzy hair, gypsy kerchiefs, turbans, and cloches, alluring in their own way and now exceptionally well updated. Dresses evolve with bias cut or gored skirts beneath a smooth hipline, sashed waists, princess backwraps tied in a soft bow, blouson tops with deep-cut armholes and big sleeves shirred on above the natural shoulder line and cuffed above the elbows. Two- piece styles often revive the old flared basques and peplum effects with a parade of tiny self-covered buttons beneath the collarless V neckline. The 1930's and '20's so often intermingle, and it usually takes a real expert to define the precise year of a decisive change. One of the most famous Paris fashion mannequins of the 1930's attended the collective ready-to-wear showing presented by leading French couture houses and was able to "date" almost every ensemble parading on stage: "Schiaparelli did that type of dress in 1937 a typical Lanvin look for spring, '38 Patou's bias cut evening she said. Paris has actually been tooting 1920 nostalgia for almost a year since publicity commenced for the film, "The Greajt Gatsby." Even mannequins have been chosen to personify the fragile reed- thin image of Mia Farrow tripping out in pleated crepe dresses and long loose cardigans, the tennis sweater sets in natural ecru yarns banded with club stripes, the revival of the real afternoon dress, and "tea gowns" slated for evening and hostess wear. Formal wear, even more than daytime fashions, personify the pre-World War II replay: garden-party dresses with floating skirts, capeline hats crowned with flowers and wispy veiling, debutante ball dresses as Saint Laurent shows with off- shoulder necklines edged with wide flo'unces, Ginger Rogers dancing dresses, and those long sinuous crepe or satin sheaths immortalized by Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and other "boudoir" stars the bias cut "nightgown" dresses with draped effects across the bosom or halter necklines and backs bared to the waistline. Fabrics and colors underscore all the soft silhouettes. In the perennially contrary spirit of fashion, as jeans tend to wane, denim and the faded blue tie-die cottons even duplicated in glove-soft suedes have never been more popular; even denim crepes for ultra-feminine afternoon dresses. 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