Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE LCTHiWDOE HERALD Friday, April 5, 1174 Certified woman painter adds personal touches When most women take a paintbrush into their hands, it's to finish off a cupboard or paint a door or something-or-other with the spare bedroom. But Judy Briscoe means business. And business sometimes means spending hours discussing plans with a customer, painting for weeks at a time, trying outlandish ideas and even perching on scaffolding 34 feet in the air. Mrs. Briscoe holds journeyman painter qualifications and runs her own company.. Your Personal Decorators. She also stands out as being a woman in a man's field. Painting was not her goal in life, says Mrs. Briscoe, who taught schBdl for four years and is an art major. .But her husband was well into the art of decorating as a hobby, and she soon found herself in the midst of it all. "When I started to do people's homes in Edmonton, I never planned to end up in a business with six employees to boot. The weekend-painting snowballed I never advertised, but the word got she says. She learned her trade "by doing" and with help from her husband who had been painting for 30 years. Her ideas for decorating were found in magazines, or were developed through experiments on her own. "Paint hasn't the permanence about it that wallpaper says Mrs. Briscoe. "You can do things with paint, and if it turns out wrong well, just paint over it, and the mistake's gone. "Most people are so tense, so frightened of doing something wrong when they paint. If you learn to relax, to realize it can be re- done, it'll turn out a lot better." When it comes to printing a home, Mrs. Briscoe finds that those people daring enough to try something are those "who can afford mistakes." Most customers are more con- servative, but all tend to express their personalities in color-choice in paint or pattern-choice in wallpaper. She says she ran the paint business with employees for four years in Edmonton, but in Lethbridge she prefers to work alone and only has two helpers on some weekends. "The idea behind Your Personal Decorators, is the personal touch. I want to know what's happening on the job, and I want to be in direct contact with the customer I have to she say. If a customer has doubts about her talents as a decorator, Mrs. Briscoe invites them to view the work she has done in her own home. Her living room is an example of "something with 'painted- on panels in soft beiges, rusts and brosns. Shadowing and shad- ing are part of the frame-like effect, and pictures or wall hangings grace each section. The room took 35 hours of work to complete and "a lot of planning." She once painted her boys' room to look like a set for the Friendly Giant. Mrs. Sriscoe says she has never been, rejected as a painter by male customers, although some felt she couldn't really handle outside jobs which required high scaffolding. One of a kind Judy Brisco is the only certified woman painter in the city. FORYOUR FURS lAKlKI European women tend to die at younger age INSURED STORAGE 327-3276 GENEVA (Reuter) Women in some' European countries are tending to die younger, a World Health LAKEVIEW BEAUTY SALON 2638 South PmrkiMt Drive 327-4843 The latest SHOE Craze Bare Traps Exactly as shown in white or brown. The Wedoe Look Miry JIMS Exactly as shown in white or brown. "Stompows SHOULDER BAGS Our fining in fitting of yourtg growing CAMM'S Organization survey says. The survey says that while women still live longer than men, the margin recently narrowed in Europe and there is even a suggestion of an increase in female mortality particularly women between the ages of 45 and 54 in Denmark, England and Wales and the Netherlands. The survey adds that the emergency of this "new and distressing" trend coincided with an increase in cigarette smoking by women and an increase in the number of women with jobs. Dr. Bernard Benjamin, professor of actuarial science at City University, London, who drew up the report, says marriage apparently is good for men and women live longer. PUBLIC BINGO LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM Proud of her work shadowing and shading are part of the framelike effect in her own living room. Herald Family Calendar of local happenings Southminster circle square dance club have cancelled the dance for Saturday only in Clear guideline needed to deal with euthanasia CALGARY (CP) Society must develop clear guidelines to enable people especially doctors to deal with euthanasia, the University of Alberta's dean of medicine said this week. Dr. Walter C. Mackenzie, in a speech prepared fur a public lecture series, saw "it would be helpful if we could provide practicing physicians with some professional flexibility by broadening the interpretation of the law as it now stands." "We all have before us the challenge of developing humane and sensitive customary standards for guiding decisions to prolong the lives of terrrinal Dr. Mackenzie said. A study of what takes place -n .court "strongly suggests that the practice of law deals differently with 'mercy killing' than does the theory and letter of the he said. "There is a high incidence of acquittals, suspended sentences and reprieves when the killer has mercy as his motive. "The present state of the law, as it is now evolving from the judicial precedents set, may in effect be permitting 'mercy killing' without adequate protection for the victim." Those accused of euthanasia must rely on public sentiment which can be manipulated to protect the killer who has an evil, rather than merciful motive, he said. "It is, however, a travesty of therapy when all the resources of intensive treatment are used to maintain 'life' in a person in the last stages of some fatal irreversible disease. The dying patient is not an object but a person. He is not a repository for tubes, electrodes and assorted bits of hardware. "These 'last rites' of unthinking but well-meaning, well-intentioned 'healers' do nothing but strip the last remnants of human dignity from the dying." Dr. Mackenzie said the current situation, with the doctor's turning off a life-giving device being equated with a gunman's killing, is unrealistic and results in physicians proceeding haltingly, unsure of the legal consequences of discountinuing therapy. "In choosing to 'protect life', a court is taking the most basic of personal decisions away from the individual "It may be that so long as the individual himself is the only person to be harmed by his decision in favor of death, the law tends not to interfere and tacitly concurs that individuals should have the right to die.." A text of Dr. Mackenzie's speech was released prior to delivery. favor of the Annual Square Dance Spring Festival to be held at Catholic Central High School. The Lethbridge Christian Women's Club will hold a non- denominational luncheon at p.m. Monday at Sven Erickson's Family Restaurant. The special feature Brighten Your Bath, -will be sponsored Dy tne Golden Dolphin Bath Boutique. Neil Siemens will present the music and Chris Stewart will be guest speaker. Nursery service available. For reservations, phone 327- 3251 or 327-8033. The Ruby Walker Group of St. Andrew's Church will hold a rummage sale at p.m. Wednesday in the church hall, 1818 5th Ave. S. The Lethbridge Women's Institute will hold the regular monthly meeting at p.m. 'Monday in the gas company auditorium. Tea hostesses will be Mrs. E. Brown and Mrs. M. Shields. Roll call will be facts and history of Manitoba. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hall. All members are invited. Denim jeans jump to fashionable art 'Large families should be taxed' VANCOUVER (CP) A federal government inquiry has been told that couples with large families should be taxed for having more than two children. Joop Meuldyk, president of the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, also told the inquiry into, population growth and development here that immigration to Canada should be restricted to persons from Parkas made SPENCE' BAY, N.W.T. (CP) Eskimo women are hoping to establish a profitable commercial venture at .Spence Bay based on adaptation of the tra- ditional Mother Hubbard calico parka covers used in the north. The new garments, colored with dyes made from natural northern materials, will include casual shirts, work shirts and jackets of traditional Eskimo design. countries that have a progressive policy of birth control. Mr. Meuldyk told the inquiry that the family allowance is an incentive to have many children and urged that it be abolished. But Dr. Dorothy Fisher, a Victoria physician, told the panel that Quebec has the highest family allowance in Canada and the lowest birth rate. Panel member Bernard Daly of Ottawa said SINGLE FOR STATES Canada's Downchild Blues Band has signed contract with Bell Records of New York for world release of their Canadian hit single Flip, Flop and Fly. THE BETTER HALF Canada's population is increasing by one-per-cent a year, including immigration. The inquiry is gathering information for the federal government's policy stand at a United Nations population conference in Bucharest in August. First in post OTTAWA (CP) Micheline Daoust, newly appointed to the Vanier Police Commission, is probably the first woman in Ontario to hold such a post, says Vanier's mayor, Gerard Grand- maitre. Mrs. Daoust, an ancountant with an Ottawa law firm for' 14 years, replaces A. R. M. O'Connor on the three-member board. Vanier is an Ottawa suburb. NEW YORK (AP) A plaster nose, sardine cans and swatches of synthetic hair were among decorations on denim jeans and jackets from winners of a United States art contest. Denim fans have studded, stamped, sequinned, painted, bleached, embroidered and fringed their way to cash prizes and a showing at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. Over the last 10 years, blue jeans have jumped from an Meditation possible treatment SASKATOON (CP) An American psychiatrist says transcendental meditation could become a future treatment for psychiatric disorders. Dr. Harold Bloomfield told a news conference this week that transcendental meditation is not a panacea and should not be used without other forms of treatment. Research indictates it can be an effective aid in curing mental illness, he said. international uniform of the young to contemporary folk art status, as they're often embellished almost beyond recognition. bill Shire, a 23-year-old custom beltmaker from Los Angeles, took the first prize in the denim art contest sponsored by Levi Strauss and Co. In his business, he's made belts for rock groups like Three Dog Night, Chicago and Elton John. His jacket is set with 11 pounds of silver, brass and jewel-tones studs, a police whistle, a removable ashtray in back and a desk bell in front. He estimates it took him about 250 hours to make, and it cost about to If he could part with it, he'd ask There were 25 winners and 25 honorable mentions out of some entries in the contest. Experts with Long it MM GEMINI BEAUTY SALON 706-3rd Aw. S. 327-2078 Opwi Thuraday Night By Barnes CASH BINGO 8T. HAU-Cer. St. and 6th N. FRIDAY. APfllL 5lo-8 o'clock 4m AMI on SM m r Nwnkm-im I CAUM PON I1JM M IACH JACKPOT ttM IN M NWMMM LUCKY NAMt MAW WONTH OM LUCKY NUMMN MAW WONTH M2 W1IKLT DMAW WONTH 0 FMt OAMIt OOON I CLUO) ty iT. The Hutterites Read about the gentle, peace-loving people who have shut out the secular world, but not its hostility In Weekend Magazine this Saturday The Lethbridge Herald "Btfore I met I had nothing now I have clotttt and closets full of dresses."