Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on January 30, 1958 · 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada · 9

Publication:
Location:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Issue Date:
Thursday, January 30, 1958
Page:
9
Start Free Trial
Cancel

N Pionttr Woman Reporter Recalls Alteiidin" Dual Hanging By ERWIN FRICKE Canadian Pres? Staff Writer VANCOUVER (CP) A pretty, blue-eyed girl sat up al! night in a lonely room in Perth, N.B., staring at a scaffold in the courtyard below. At 6 a m, her unnerving vigil ended two men had been hanged for the bludgeon murder of a jewelry salesman. That waS 50 year? ago. Today that fledgling reporter is, and has been for 38 years, the wife of Hon. Perren Baker, education minister of Alberta from 1921 to 1935. At G8 she is the gracious, white - haired mistress of an Imposing home in Vancouver's Point Grey district. But talk to her about the old newspaper da vs and her eyes kindle and her language suddenly becomes sprinkled with reporters expressions. EAGER WORKER She recalled in an interview that she had molded a second "first during her career. It Uncovers Knee In Fashions FLORENCE, Italy. (AP) An Italian fashion designer Tuesday lifted skirts above the knee in a full retreat from the new look." Fabiani gave fashion buyers and writers something of a surprise as he uncovered the knee, which has been concealed for more than 10 years, and combined the short skirts with the sack style. i Fabiani said dresses In this "casual collection would cost from $3(1 to $G0 much less than the hundreds of dollars designers charge for their "high fashions. Other designers in the show-billed as "sportswear and cas-'iniis also made a surprise bid for the ready-to-wear market. They continued the Italian trend of a hesitant approach to the sack adopting it for some creations, but forgetting it for others. Guidi really adopted it, when he used it. He featured dresses made of burlap sacks. Conservative Carosa presented dignified but very short black and white print floral dresses. They barely covered the knee. grew out of her determination to show that a newspaper woman could "handle any assignment as well as a man." She had left the Maritimes in 1910 for Vancouver, and worked for five years on the old Van- v. SSSKATOOV STAR-PHOENIX, THl'RSDAT, JANTART M, IKS Womens Page - . . 9 MRS. PERREN BAKER Terrific Values in Outstanding r . tkJBa Alex Folk Saskatoons Oldest Furrier PERSIAN LAMB (Dyed). New selection 42 coats to choose from. Reg. $395 to $823. Sale: $265 $595 HUDSON SEAL (Dyed Muskrat). Reg. $330 to $750. Sale: $350,. $495 MOUTON LAMB (Processed Lamb). Reg. $155 to $250. Sale: 595.5185 CANADIAN BEAVER Reg. $793 to $995. Sale: 5450 to 5595 SHEARED , RACCOON Reg. $393 to $695. Sale: $195 ,.$395 ELECTRIC SEAL (Dyed Rabbit). Reg. $193 to $325. Sale: $125 ,.$225 MUSKRAT BACKS (Dyed). Reg. $393 to $310. Extra Special, Sale: $109 ,.$325 If You Dont Know Furs, Know Your Furrier: Know couver News Advertiser, and was in the fourth year of the five she spent on the old Vancouver World. During these years she was a womens page editor handling social news but "I worked in as much outside stuff as I could." One of the outside assignments was an invitation to help publicize an Air League tag day by flying over Vancouver in a Curtis Jenny, a flying death-trap. Everything went smoothly until the pilot, attempting to land, jammed the rudder control. Mrs. Baker said the ancient Jennys sudden plop that May day in 1919 was the first plane crash in Canada involving a woman. One of her regrets is that she wasnt around to see her paper come out with headlines on the accident. It wasnt until a week later that she recovered consciousness in hospital. NOTABLE JOBS In 1920 she married Mr. Baker, and lived in Edmonton and for a time on a farm near Lethbridge. But for the next 30 years she maintained active membership in the Canadian Womens Press Club by writing free-lance articles. In 1941 the Bakers retired to Vancouver. "I think the most Interesting speech I ever reported was that given by Sir Wilfrid Laurier during the conscription election of 1917," she says. "I was carried away by his magnetic personality and the smooth flow of language. "I found Sir Gilbert Parker (author of The Seats of the Mighty, one of Canada's first best-sellers) the hardest man follow. He was always off on by paths of interesting disgression. "The most vital woman I ever interviewed was Emmeline i Pankhurst, the suffragist. A gentle, quiet English lady, she was thoroughly incensed at the wrongs she saw., STIMULATING WORK How did todays news writing compare with the old days? "Stories today have to be more concise; you have to pinpoint things. We had a little more room to move around in. Today you have more compact writing but I doubt that it is more interesting. "Language today is a little more brittle, but not so graceful PATTERNS Cacti One "But if I had my life to live over and could choose a profession, I would go back to my first love, newspaper work," she says. "Fifty years ago it was a hard job for a woman with long hours and poor pay, but there was a fascinating stimulation, a constant opening of news vistas in life and I loved it. It was more than a challenge; it was a satisfaction." Odd Feather On Royal Hat VANCOUVER (CP) The origin of a slender black feather atop the Queen Mothers hat, which started a controversy among reporters covering her stopover in Montreal Tuesday, ' remained 8 mystery after her arrival in Vancouver Tuesday night. Her Majesty wore a blue hat with a black feather perhaps the same one she wore tn Montreal-? when she stepped from her plane for a 24-hour stopover here. But nobody was quite sure what kind of feather. A Montreal reporter described it as "an egret" product of the white heron,, whose feathers are banned in Canada. A few years ago Mrs. Frank Ross, wife of the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, wore an egret-trimmed hat to a legis-lature opening and had the hat seized by customs. Mrs. Ross met the Queen Mother on her arrival Tuesday night. A Vancouver reporter who phoned the lieutenant-governors residence after the Queen Mothers arrival there to sDend the night was told that. "Mrs. Ross said it was raining so hard she didn't get a chance, to see what kind of feather she thought the Queen Mother was wearing. She said the royal entourage had retired. . . . Federal law says no hat snail be trimmed with feathers from any but edible birds or birds of prey. The white heron is neither. WEDDINGS BRADLEY MOSTOWAY Principals in a recent wedding in St. Thomas Wesley United Church were the former Anna fostoway and Mr. William Bradley, both of Saskatoon. Rev. Hart Cantelon officiated at the service and wedding attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Ture Carlson. ... Following their wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley left for a honeymoon trip to Arizona and other points in the southern States. Upon their return in the spring, they will make their home in Saskatoon. McEWAN BOYES A wedding of interest to friends in Saskatchewan took place recently in Ealing Methodist Church, London, England. United in marriage were Lilian Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Boyes of Kel-vington, and Mr. George Ernest McEwan of Edmonton. CLARK CLINE In a candlelight wedding In Zelma United Church, Clara Martha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cline of Zelma, became the bride of Mr. Aubrey James Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, Rosebud, Alberta. Rev. H. Groom performed the marriage ceremony. . The wedding music was played by Mrs. A. C. Hamilton. Mr. Cline gave his daughter m marriage and she wore a white satin ballerina length dress with lace top and net overskirt. Her dress, caplet and finger length veil were pearl trimmed and she carried a bridal bouquet of roses. Matron of honor was Mrs. Wilbert Anderson, who wore yellow lace over satin and carried a mauve nosegay. Miss Gail Libke, as bridesmaid wore green lace over satin and her flowers were yellow. , Mr. Mervin Clark was best man and ushers were Mr. Wilbert An derson and Mr. Arnold Cline. The reception was held in the village hall where Miss Judy Libke was in charge of the guest book and Miss Thelma Clark looked after the wedding gifts. Rev. J. L. Bouey acted as master of ceremonies, and Mr. C. W. Cline proposed the toast to the bride. ' , , For the wedding trip by car to Prince Albert. Edmonton and Calgary, Mrs. Clark chose a charcoal grey dress with white trim. Mr. and Mrs. Clark will reside on the grooms farm at Rosebud. Its a Bonbon ONE SI7E MEDIUM Inj in; 9361 I s-zE-Z. w Empire Hotel Building niONE 7377 Its ew-easy, so thrifty one yard 35-inch fabric is all you need for each of these pretty serving styles. Paper pattern is one piece pin to fabric, cut out complete apron at one time! Printed Pattern 9361 includes three styles: Misses Medium size only. Each apron: 1 yard ;5-inch. Jiffy-cut in one piece! Printed directions on each pat trn part. Easier, accurate. 1 Send forty cents (40c) plus one cit Education tax in coins (samps cannot be accepted) for this pattern. Please print plainly sii. name, address, style num her Sind your order to Marian Martin, care of the Saskatoon Star Photmx, Pattern Dept., Saska toon, Sask. f j Webster defines a bonbon as being dainty and sweet so maybe thats what designer Hattie Carnegie had in mind when she created this little black straw "bonbon. The little hat, designed for evening wear, features red rose on a long black straw stem. It won applause at the Millinery Stabilization Commissions show In New York City. Put Emphasis On Back Yard CALGARY (CP) . Natalie Chapman, one of the few women landscape designers in Canada, prefers a comfortable back yard to the impressive front lawn. "Its the back garden that the family is going to use, says Miss Chapman, whose green thumb and practised eye were developed from childhood by her father, who was in the landscaping business for 30 years. She says the back yard must be suited to the individual family to be put to its fullest use. It should be divided into work and play areas. Shrubs and trees should be tailored for the family. "A family with small boys1 should always have willow trees, she says. "Boys love to climb trees and the laurel leaf willow ... has strong spreading branches. "Not only that, its a quickgrowing hardy tree with an exceptionally pretty leaf." Her biggest problem is people who want to raise oranges, palm trees, maples or other growths not suited to the Southern Alberta climate. "We have a limited range of plants," she explains. "People from Vancouver or the East simply cant believe plants they were fond of at home wont survive here. Chinooks the mild winds that blow over Alberta at times from the pacific are to blame for this belief, she saysr , They really play havoc with a garden. Last February during a chinook, all the tulips started to bloom and the shrubs to sprout when they had no business doing so. Shrub-lovers also must be convinced that some favored growing methods are impractical because of the climate. I cant get people to stop watering their plants between Sept. 1 and freeze-up," she says. "If they water them after Sept. 1, sap is collected at the top of the plant and freezes there. After a good solid frost, the sap will go to the bottom of the plant and water will form a block of ice to keep it there." Makes History As First Coed Al Sacred Heart SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) A pretty teen-aged Sudbury girl is making history here. Anita Chev-rier is the first co-ed to be admitted to the Sacred Heart College, an affiliate of the projected University of Sudbury, which has 346 male students. j With the opening of English , faculties of arts and sciences hext year co-eds will be generally admitted. But until more suitable quarters are available, probably next year, there has been no ( change in the rules and discipline of Sacred Heart College. , "Only the atmosphere changed, said Rev. Alphonse 1 Raymond, rector of the college, who will become president of the 1 new university. I CHEERY PIONEER Anita found this atmosphere a i little severe at first. Some sen-1 ior students .took a dark view of1 feminine invasion of their retreat, A diminutive brunette with a pleasant smile, Anita had little to prepare herself because her entire high school education was taken at the all-girl Notre Damej Academy. I "I knew it wasnt going to be a picnic, she said. But a keen sense of humor helped her to withstand classroom jokes,- such as when she was nominated as goaltender for the class hockey team, and when a group pleaded with their form teacher to have the room decorated in pink and blue for Anitas benefit. "I feel in a wav that Im on trial, she said. "The teachers and the students notice almost everything I do. If I dont succeed in my subject, or if I fail to create the right atmosphere in school, a lot of girls may be influenced not to come. She is in the first ycar of a general arts course, and expects to complete it in three years, then try for a career in journalism. Anita had a good high school record to ease her entrv to higher education. In her final year at St. Albert Separate School she won a French scholastic contest for Ontario, and two years ago she won a second-nlace standing in the same class for all Sudbury secondary schools. Workers Lunch Like Executives NEW YORK. White collar worker? lunch like executives m their own private fining rooms in a growing number of New York skyscrapers. The rooms usually are at basement level and so are the food -LL3 PAGE MM prices, but food quality Is as high as the prices are low, said David Berge, executive vice-president of a restaurant which specializes in company catering. "Its all part of the modern business emphasis on employee benefits," Berge explained over a hearty hot lunch at one of the newest such cafeterias in midtown Manhattan. Cut down ironing time by hanging slacks or trousers by the legs after washing. The wet weight of the garment takes out most of the wrinkles. FOAM LAKE. A Figure Skating and Skating Rink Auxiliary was organized here recently with Mrs. C. Bevill as president; Mrs. G. Gustafson, secretary and Mrs. M. Teplitsky, treasurer. The group decided to purchase new records for the public address system. Make the Of Child's Most Looks By ALICIA HART Beauty might he only skin deep, but its a mighty important commodity for a girl. And its up to Mom to help her achieve it. If your little girl has protruding ears, take the trouble to dress her hair in such a way that they will be hidden. Youll save her the humiliation of being teased by her friends and, at the same time, teach her one step toward making the most of her looks. If your child's teeth protrude, she should be given proper dental care. Buck teeth are ugly, and a child who senses she is unattractive will develop a lack of confidence that will cause her much unhappiness. So watch your child. Study her figure and feature? as she grows Help her to be attractive. For beauty, as well as a good mind and well-adjusted emotions, is a very important objective. mnmm& ITS GENUINE . . . From Our Regular Stock! A specially selected assortment of suits .(broken, lines) in all the popular fabrics and colors. All sizes are included and all are from CANADAS LEADING MAKERS. This is an outstanding offer. Dont miss out! Come in and inspect them today. More Suits Added to the Selection! Clearing at r"1' MEM'S WEAR Next Metropolitan Store EXPERT - For - guruitft RADIO t ntrAins1 repair 5)39 Immediate Service for Out-of-Town Customer wheafon electric co., ltd. 234 2nd Avenue, -South Phone 6139 dfesd LTD FURS LADIES WEAR 227 2nd Ave., South LAST CHANCE! for January Clearance Sale Friday and Saturday SPECIALS 9 AM. SPECIAL 50 DRESSES, REG. $29.95. NO TRY-ONS BLOUSES, AND SWEATERS, regular ei qq TO $8.98 .... ... I.wwand 200 BETTER SKIRTS, REST STYLING AND FABRICS. SIZES 10 TO 18 AND TALLS. regular co qq cq qq TO $10.95 and 9 A.M. SPECIAL: GOWNS AND WEDDING GOWNS. REGULAR $69.95 ' ENTIRE STOCK OF BETTER SUITS, COATS AND DRESSES GREATLY REDUCED COATS SLAR T0 $19.88 ....: $34.88 POPLIN AND WOOL BLANKET CIA Oft CLOTII CAR COATS, REG. $29.98 I4.0U Man-Made Fur Coats LIMITED QUANTITY! A limited quantity of the nationally advertised Borg, Mutation Mink and Black Nylon Persian, Cloud No. 9 and Fabrilan fur fabric coats. Reg. $89.50 to $198.50 GROUP 1 GROUP 2 69.88 89.88 1 Rack Reg. $79.95. Special SUITS $10.00 1 R ack SLTt $24.95 DRESSES HALF SIZE DRESSES, REGULAR TO $39.93 .. REGULAR TO $19.93 REGULAR TO $29.30 REGULAR TO $49.50 $18.98 $9.98 $14.98 $19.98 ' Save On All CHILDRENS WEAR Coats, Dresses, Jackets, Ski Suits, Sweaters, Blouses, Jeans 25, 33 to 50 Off CHILDRENS FLANNELETTE (M qO PYJAMAS Reg. $3.98 1 RACK CHILDRENS COATS- Clfl ft ft 7 to 14 years. Special V I U.UU I RACK OF JACKETS-AU Sizes. Reg. up to $18.95. I2-PFHCE SPECIAL VALUE! 1 Table of Blouses, Hats, Q rtrt Slips, Purses, Sweaters, Gloves . I Sweet, tender corn . . . every golden kernel packed with sunshine freshness I V17- I I I i , k w j.

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 20,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Star-Phoenix
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free