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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THl IfTHftRIIKiE all nrig'u Octob.r Wales assc grey flannel popular with many fashion designers A nrl it.nl'e tulmt 1 nin- hriKhpd IT By MAnr.Artr.T Nrss NEW YORK 'Cl'i Al- jersey is the top fabric interest for'fall doilies, sev- eral other fabrics ,ve crowd- ing it for recognition. Flannel. for example, is extremely popular especially in classic gray, appearing in every- thing from casual pants with sweater to Pat S a n d I e r 's ankle dinner suit with cropped jacket. Oscar de la Renla in partic- ular is partial to trey flannel. One costume was a sloped- shoultler shirt-jacket and pants complete with err- and-white ribbed sweater and white shirt for the popular layered look. Donald Brooks tiswl prev flannel for n in-oplii'Hc diemisc-iiix'fs re- lurn. I Tin' KITVS ran the color MWtnim right up la Cudrtls- i-uafs charcoal flannel (Hie ol wide, pants uml kiiec-k-nslh In fact grey and flannel wove almost synonymous in ll.e American DesiBiicr Show- ing. except [or navy. Navy flannel has a tradition and was popular years ago for men's jackets. Coco Chanel look inspiration from tile nwn's jackets for one of her own Iliat became almost a Chanel signature, lined in red and with the red showing on the turned-back cuffs. It was among the models shown when she ivcd her saton in i W51. This fall Anne Klein used navy flannel for we of the few knickers scon in the collections. EMPHASIS OX OHKY Grey flannel was most im- portant in the European (all scene, sparking the revival Irorn haute couture down lo the boutiques. Holt Renfrew opened its Montreal anil To- ronto fashion presentations of Paris and Rome excltisives with two grey flannel suits by Dior and grey Mannr-! was combined wilh chocolate brown accessories in a Patou walking suit. Flannel originated in It was a loosely woven wool- len or worsted cloth, a soft lightweight fabric with a slightly napped surface Today it can be made of wool. cotton or rayon. Flannel is a corruption of the Welsh word for the fabric. Grey has always been a popular color in fashions. Christian Dior once wrote: 1 "Grey is the most convenient useful and elegant neutral color. Lovely in flannel, lovely in tweeds, lovely in wool. And. If it suits your complexion, there is nothing more olcgunl than a wonderful grey satin evening dress." But grey hadn't been Un- loading seasonal color since the 1940s until and twill when both grey and flannel dominated the fashion picture. PROVIDED BY COATS This fall the other important fabrics include (weed, chin chilla cloth, Melton, mohair and camel's hair. 'The whole feeling is one of almost fur- like textures." said fashion expert Eleanor Lambert nl. the fall press showings in New York. Mohair is a lustmous long- haired fabric of cut or uncut loops. The word comes From Arabia. Mukhayyar means fabric made from goats' hair. And that's what today's mo- hair is, usually combined with wool. This fall super-squashy mohair is popular for the new short topper coats. Said Oscar de la Bcnta: "Mohair ami brushed wool are fantastic this year" and proceeded to team a bright green mohair topper with plaid brushed wool pants. Davidow showed on aqua-and-dusty-rose plaid brushed mohair coat over a dusty rose jersey dress. Chinchilla cloth is a heavy pile-type fabric with a curly nubby surface. Both it Melton cloth are used for suits and coats. Melton comes from the name of the city It was first produced and Is heavily felted woollen fabrie with a cropped non-lustrous appearance. k at quasars By JEFF CAKRI'TIIUKS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Are quasars really on the very edges of our universe and therefore unusu- ally powerful star-like objects? Or are quasars much closer i to our galaxy in distance and make-up, merely violating the astronomer's long-lime rule of thumb for determining (iis-' tances. the so-called "red shift" phenomenon? Astronomers at the Algonquin Radio Observatory in Algon- quin Park. Ont. and at n smaller radio observatory at Chilbolton. near London, Eng- land, have recently joined to- gether in an experiment to try and uncover some answers to these puzzling questions. And the answers will inevita- bly have a bearing on the broader scientific issues of how our universe was formed and how it is now made up and changing. Using a sophisticated tech- nique called long baseline inter- ferometry, first perfected by Canadians, the astronomers in the two countries are synchro- nizing their two radio tele- scopes to look simultaneously at selected quasars. The technique markedly in- creases the resolution the scien- tists can obtain in studying dis- tant objects. And they hope to be able to detect structures and in particular, changes in struc- tures in the objects they ob- serve during the next year. With long baseline inter- ferometry and by receiving a higher "frequency of radio naves, the scientists calculate i they can detect what is com- parable to seeing a marble in England with a telescope from Canada. Observations will be made si- multaneously of the same source for several days every six weeks. Atomic clocks al each observatory will permit (lie signals to be synchronized. j played back and studied, to see any minute differences in sig- j rials arriving in England and in Canada from the same source. The scientists are particu- i larly interested in studying a phenomenon of quasars ob- served recently by U.S. astro- nomers, who reported observ- ing some quasars expanding at what seemed to he speeds thai are faster than the velocity of light. Such observations make some scientists wonder whether the "red-shift" rule is being applied to quasars as meaning they are very dislanl Some suggest, for example that something other than speed of retreat from the centre of the universe, perhap something in the make-up o quasars, might be responsibl 1 for the shift in spectral lines to wards the red end of optica i spectrum. 1 The firs! observations in (h i experiment took place las i month arid more are schedule i later this month. ADDISCOMBE, England (CT Golfer James Reid reporte< the loss of a gold cuff-link in I club-house but heard nothing f two weeks. A Surrey golfi reports that he th pinned up a notice in the c] bar: "Lost, one gold cuff-lin Will buy. Or sell." SIMPSONS bears The Scene inTwo Parts 799 Pants Tunics... great little styles that are brightly printed and priced just right. We've got a great selection of fine quality polyester or acetate- nylon knits in florals, geometries, abstract or Paisley patterns. 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