BULAWAYO, Wednesday, November 2, 1966 — Three men judged 70 pairs of legs yesterday at the annual meeting of the Hillside Floral Group. They carried out the exercise with solemnity.
But the audience of women laughed continuously. The judges were the Clr A Menashe, the president of the Horticultural Society, Mr Bob Paul, and the park curator, Mr Bob Harding.
The legs belonged to members of the Floral Group and visitors. One leg of each pair sported a floral garter, worn with varying degrees of dash, daring or coyness.
Ingenious titles, announced by Mai Cordell as each entrant stepped behind a thigh high screen, provoked renewed mirth.
Titles included: Disorder of the Garter; White for Purity; Forward Rhodesia (worn by Mayoress); Buy Home Products; Poison Ivy; Lavender Blue, Jacaranda Time; Old Fashioned Girl; and Belle of Rhodesia.
Garter for a Christmas stocking” an elaborate piece of leg decor, 2was worn with great aplomb by Mai herself.
Winners were: 1) Mrs Mary Stipinovich (Belle of Rhodesia). 2) Mrs Shirley Quick (Susie Wong). 3) Jeanette Gasson (Forward Rhodesia). Garters made and worn by Mai Cordell and Muriel Bartlett received special mention.
After the Mayor had presented the prizes, the three judges paraded, wearing garters. The Mayor wore the Mayoress’. This time she presented the prizes: one to each judge.
Trophy winners on the year’s work were: Peggie Rimmer Trophy, Jeanette Gasson; Wynn Trophy, Mrs F Pilcher.