The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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.

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