The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1967 · Page 8
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Page Twelve - Blyllieville (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday March 21. 1967 $1,134 For One Suit? By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) - "This is the j most expensive suit in thej world," said tailor Michael L. Hall "and it wasn't made for a , Texan. : "It cost 405 pounds, or ?l,-| 134" ] .What's it made of, gold? | "No, but it's made of the! finest 'wool obtainable. At that, j it contains cashmere. About 20 per cent of the admixture is cashmere." You mean the cashmere ran up the price? "Oh, no. The cashmere was added to reduce the price. "If this suit were made entirely of this extraordinary wool, it would have cost 500 pounds or $1,400." Who bought it? "An Indian gentleman who lives in London. I'm not at liberty to reveal his name, but he is, let us say, substantially built, he wanted a light, easy-fitting, expensive suit." Hal!, who cut the suit himself, is a director of one of London's most exclusive tailoring establishments, Donaldson, Williams and G. Ward. "Let me tell you about this glorious clolli," he said. "Feel it. It's so fine, so very light, like a gentle breeze in high summer. Of the world's entire wool crop of last year, this suit represents the finest selection." How much did the cloth cost a yard? "It cost 100 pounds - $280 a yard," he explained, "and we charged ISie customer another 100 pounds to make it up. "It took a long time to collect tills wool, a long time to spin it into yarn, a long time to weave it into cloth, and a long time to make it into a suit." The cloth — exclusive to a Belgian wool merchant — was made in England from yarn spun by another British firm. Because of its softness great care had to be taken in cutting it and stitching it. "Wool of the extreme fineness necessary to reach this degree of perfection Is found In such small quantities throughout the world that only 50 yards a year can be made," Hall said. "From last year's entire Australian wool crop only one bale of this stuff was produced." Almost lovingly the tailor stroked the cloth and said: "You know, it's so soft he may have a hell of a time keeping those trousers pressed." NEWS BRIEFS ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Education Association has approved plans for a merger with the Georgia Teachers Education Association, a Negro group. ^H OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The board of directors of the Good Shepherd Home has announced plans for development of a $7- million home for emotionally deprived girls. It will be buiU over a three-year period on a 215-acre tract west of Omaha. NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) An extensive aerial survey by the U.S. Air Force showed the area of the Bahama Islands to be 5,400 square miles, about 1,000 square miles more than shown by previously accepted surveys. Zane Grey wrote 50 novels which, at the time of his death, had a total sale of more than 1.7 million copies. ROYAL SOLDIER is Prln- ccss Muna, B I \ 11 s h-born wife of Jordan's King Hussein, dressed in the uniform of coloocl-jn-chicf of the Royal Medical Services while attending a graduation parade tt a Jordanian college of nursing. Oajfer ^ra&nion iJ-rom ruartin 6 Easter Is the Time for Manly Young Fashions Suits and Sport coats by Chips N Twigs and slacks by Haggar. That's the perfect combination for your boy this Easter. Sixes from 1 to 20 in regulars, slims and huskies. Come in today and remember, only 4 MORE SHOPPING DAYS BEFORE EASTER I What does it take to rate? Would you believe ENDURA-PREsFoxfords "THE NEAT LOOK"? PERMANENT PRESS ^"•""*•••"^"^"••••^"•^"^"'""•v * f HONOR MAN' ] ; I Shirts /or the Young Man ^t f Would you believe with no ironing ever... not even touch-up? These handsome solids and up-to-date "Split Track" stripes will make you believers. They're in Endura-Press oxford fabrics that just refuseto creass orwrinkle. Tailored with tapered lines and box pleat. Come in and check our selection of-styles and colors. See Our Outstanding Collection of Smartly Stylecl Apparel For Students In the Most Complete Size Ranges ,••«««•••«••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• » .......... der Jaidion Jrom 1 flat-tin A ; a en A MARTIH'S says; "travel permanently pressed in 'eparunen t Dura-Brite ®" Heard this colorful story?' It's about "Dura-Brite"®! The smoothest fashion- hued shirt going. Soft 65% Kodel® IV polyester and 35% cotton with the big punch-line: permanent press. Stays wrinkle-free without ironing. Stays col-i orful. Want the shirt with the great delivery? Manhattan 8 "Dura-Brite" e ! SC50 OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT TIL 8:30 P.M. COME ON STRONG WITH BOTANY "500". Get that "eye stopping" feeling with a new suit, by Botany. Easter is this Sunday and a new BOTANY would certainly look nice on you. The colors are new and unusual and the Botany slim silhouette is most flattering. Come in today and select a BOTANY "500" from Martin's 'BOTANY' 500 s AM fy DAROFF ••••••••«•••*••••••••• •••»*•••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••*** MARTIN'S Tke Store For Men & Boys

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