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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor JT'S ONE SLIGHT CHANGE in wording from fad to trend but a giant leap for women and the fashion industry. The trend of course is pants and pantsuits. When they first appeared on the scene a few years back we were deluged with pant suits - short jackets, slim pants - forecasting the literal end of them for most fashion conscious women. But women liked them. So the industry changed. Now we have long jackets to pare down that extra inch on the hip. We have wider pant legs which not only cover up heavy thighs but don't ride up when the knee is bent. Materials have changed too, to stretchy blends with body but with give. Pants have acquired a little class as well. Instead of staying fixed in the casual sports wear department pants have gone into the office in tailored stripes and herringbone tweeds and onto the dance floor in see-through lace and sparkling brocades. The office has been the surprise. The consensus has been that women will wear whatever they want on the street, in the home, and out to dance and dine. But when they enter the office they're as bound by rules of dress as much as the poor characters were in the grey flannel suit. * * * Whether the design has been the convincing point or whether it's just another sign of the times, but larger business offices and companies have been facing up very well to women in the office in pants. Even the normally staid banks are accepting what appears to be the modern way to dress. Royal Trust Co. earlier this spring allowed its girls in the Toronto downtown savings department to wear pant outfits for a day. Toronto - Dominion Centre office tried it too but didn't expect to be trendsetters in doing so. Locally the TD banks are taking serious looks at a six-piece outfit for female staffers which includes pants. As yet however, there's no indication that pants will be part of the daytime schedule. Many of the larger companies such as Ontario Hydro and Bell Canada have left it up to the supervisor and the suit. Imperial Oil Ltd. and other large companies are leaving it up to the continuation of the trend, and how women look in it. Perhaps if the pants fit, they won't be worn. To squelch another nefarious rumor, the RCMP ball is most definitely still on. It's scheduled for May 1 at the El Rancho Convention Centre with the Brass Corporation providing the music. Special guests in attendance will include S. M. Hodgson, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, and Chief Supt. V. M. Seppala, Commanding Officer of the RCMP for Alberta. *  * Did you hear about the cow that ate a new kind of grass. The milk she lets down builds you up while it turns you on. Local Needs Predicted Drop-In Centre For Youth Proposed By CHRIS PUHL Herald Staff Writer A brief win be presented to Lethbridge city coundT Monday by a drop - in centre committee, outlining urgent local needs. Student jobs are scarce and a high percentage of youth will be hitch - hiking across the country. Many will not have money for food or accommodations. Also with transient youth come other problems such as drugs, medical and legal aid, and professional counselling. Although the Department of Social Development in Lethbridge, which is legally responsible for transient youth has proposed to provide short term board for those transients over 18 years, the committee thinks there must be more of am answer than that. The committee plains to start a teen oriented, transient youth hostel in Lethbridge with support from local professionals and organizations. It will be similar to m a n y others being set up in cities across Canada. Other aspects of the drop-in hostel planned are: information centre on recreations facilities in city, transient youth g u i de and professional aid; coffee shop and meeting place; youth council; quiet study, reading and discussion areas and a youth council office and meeting place for sponsoring organizations. Members of the committee include: Ken Spence, Family. Y; Al B re w e r, department of youth; J. Carpenter, Chief of Police; Bob Gall, school psychologist; Rev. Jack McCann, St. Patrick's Rectory; Bill Kergan, preventive social services; Nelson Ellsworth, parks and recreation department; Ina Limter-mam, Family Y; Ron Jacobson, lawyer, Molly Mitchell, Canadian Mental Health Assn.; Tony Frank, Lethbridge Family Service; J. M. Wilson, Catholic Oen-drail High School; Mrs. L. T. Allen; A. Joe Mowbray; Rev. R. de Billy, Our Lady of the Assumption Rectory; C. E. Parry, Kiwanis Club; Terry Bland; Dr. L. Kotkas; Dr. Scott Angus; Al Mont, Lethbridge Family Service; Scott McKinmon, department of youth; Dorothy Lam-c as t e r YWCA and students from U of L, Lethbridge Community College and Winston Churchill High School. A survey conducted among loc al high school and junior high students by Brian Brind- Annual Dinner For Pensioners On April 22 The annual dinner of the Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization Incorporated, will be held in the Civic Sports Centre at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mr. L. C. Halmrast will be the master of ceremonies. Head table guests will include: Mr. and Mrs. Deane Gundlock, MP; Mr. and Mrs. John Landeryou, MLA; Mayor and Mrs. Andy Anderson; Mr. William Thompson, Depart: ment of Social Development, Edmonton; Mr. and Mrs. C. Bracken; Mr. and Mrs. William Kergan; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kotch; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Laing; Mr. and Mrs. William Brown; Rev. King; Mr. and STOP POLLUTION WE NOW OFFER PURE SOAP At no charge and rain soft water for the cleanest wash in town KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE 1263 3rd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! BE SURE! BE WISE RENT A NEW MAI CO HEARING AID FOR 30 DAYS I If you decide to buy, the rental cost Is deducted from the purchase price. If not, there Is no further obligation. ONLY A QUALITY HEARING AID WILL PASS THIS TEST) Maico Smith-Jones Hearing Service 307 6th Street South LETHBRIDGE HALE OPTICAL CO. LTD. - Phone 327-5447 NEW and EXCITING .. Bridal ^'at'on Where the Smartest Weddings Originate! Choose your gown from our lovely new colleefion. Our courteous experienced staff will be pleased to assist you in your choice. Here, too, is a lovely collection for bridesmaids, for mothers of tha bride, and attendants. Truly, It's a Brides' World at McArthur'j Bridal Salon. 509 4th Avenue S. Phone 327-2655 Mrs. Tom Clay; Mrs. Frane; Mrs. John Brownlee, and Mrs. L. C. Halmrast. Mr. Gundlock, Mr. Landeryou and Mayor Anderson will extend greetings to the members and Mr. Thompson from Edtaonton will speak about the government's policy concerning senior citizen's homes and other matters of interest to this age group. Mrs. M. MacDonald and Mrs. N. Williamson will be in charge of ticket sates. Mrs. Chomik, Mrs. Devriies and Mrs. Cape-well will be in charge of table decorations. Mrs. Bestwick will be the pianist. Prizes wM be awarded certain age groups. Members will be entertained by Mrs. TJlly's dancing class. DROWNED THEMSELVES In 436 BC, thousands of Romans threw themselves into the Tiber River because of famine. ley, of Lethbridge indicated that of 1,587 youths questioned about the need of a youth-drop-in centre for Lethbridge, 1,566 thought there was a need. The Canadian Welfare Council has released a report called Transient Youth '69. A sample of 119 transient youth from all across Canada were interviewed during summer of 1969. "Families of youth interviewed were- significantly larger than average Canadian families." "Youth transiency would appear to be a phenomenon associated primarily with middle and upper income families with no significant differences as between male and female youth," also was stated in the report. Last year transient youth were most prevalent along main highways but this year because of crowded conditions youth win be moving onto secondary highways. Local YW provided accommodations for many transient girls seeking lodging during the past year, the Salvation Army has boarded many youth and numerous teens passing through the city have phoned AID (Advice, Mormation and Direction) for information and refer-als. Question of a building for the local transient youth hostel is being seriously considered. The Lettoibridge Curling Club executive is concerned but afraid the hostel would turn into a "fajppie hang out". The club will consider letting its facilities be used, if city council recommends so. Rev. Brian Jones indicated the McMUop Church gym and basement might be available. A billiard bal, warehouse, deserted school by Hardieville, an empty supply centre are all being considered. The committee has agreed that the ideal location would be an autonomous one which many organizations in the city would finance. If there is no other possibility, institutional f acil i t i e s must be seriously considered. Members of the committee expressed concern over the question of police harassment both to persons using the hostel and professionals offer i n g service. The Canadian Welfare Council report stated that of the s a m pi e interviewed, 47 per cent thought police problems were the main hassle. Accommodation problems were listed first by 36 per cent and food by 29 per cent. Chief Carpenter has expressed "enthusiasm" about the transient youth problem," said Ken Spence, "Although uo definite police opinion' has been stated concerning police attitudes towards a drop-in centre." Faith Rebekahs Honored On Anniversary Members of Faith Rebekah Lodge recently held their annual roll call and 46 anniversary banquet in the Oddfellows Hall followed by the regular meeting. Several Rebekah Assembly and Grand Lodge officers - past and present were in attendance. Visitors from Claresholm, Calgary, Milk River, Fort Mac-leod and Pincher Creek as well as members of Dominion Rebekah Lodge in Lethbridge were present to wish Faith Lodge a Happy Anniversary. SEX INTEGRATION - Jane French of Oklahoma City, Okla., truss on hat of. Air Force Academy Cadet Roni Garvin, Aurora, Colo., at academy's Dean's Ball. The 19-year-old Miss French plans to take entrance examinations for service academy north of here this summer. She says the academy should be integrated by sex, but authorities at the school say there could be big problems with women trying to take some required courses. Caravan To Cross Canada In Abortion Campaign VANCOUVER (CP) - A coffin-toting cavalcade composed of members of the Women's Libera*i6n Movement from across the country leaves here April 27 for Ottawa. The purpose, local organizers said here, is to draw attention to the number of deaths ever year from "backroom abortions", and' to promote a campaign to have the abortion laws liberalized. About 25 members of the Van- couver Women's Caucus will launch the project, leaving the city courthouse at noon and shopping in Kamloops the first night, Calgary the second, then Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Toronto. The women expect to arrive in Ottawa May 9 and hope to meet Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister John Munro. ^^nd Out ^Jc Mrs. Garth Pilling and Mrs. Jack Lebeau entertained friends -at a miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss Marilyn Christie, bride - elect of April 25. * * * Receiving guests at the Annual Sunshine Tea to be held �in the lounge of the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital on April 29, will be Mrs. J. Melvin and Mrs. T. L. Moore. Invited to pour for the afternoon are Mrs. Fred Russell, Miss Molly Coupland, Mrs. R. A. Lyckman and Mrs. M. L. Roberts. Acting as treasurers and accepting Sunshine Bags will be Mrs. H. Lidgren and Mrs. W. Alcorn. * � * Receiving guests during the First United Church UCW Spring tea and bake sale on Wednesday, will be Mesdames R. Rhodes, M. Morrice, M. McDonald, H. Mills, D. Hoiroyd, T. OsecM, J. Smith, and L. Road-house. Pouring honors will be shared by Mesdames A. Walker, H. S. Takadaj R. G. McPhee, S. Olshaski, H. A. Madill, P. G. Receives Award NEW YORK (CP) -Mrs. DeWitt Wallace, Canadian-born wamm who founded the Readers Digest with her husband in 19^2, became the first woman to receive the Golden Door Award of the American Council of Nationalities Service Wednesday night. The award is made each year to an American citizen of foreign birth who has made an outstanding contribution to the life and culture of the U.S. Mrs. Wallace was born Li la Bell Acheson in Virden, Man. own Caran, J. Kundrik, Jr., G. W. Moore, C. Thompson, and A. Hubbard. TO PRESIDE - Miss Dorothy Snowden -president of the Montana State Theta Rho Assembly wil preside when � the session convenes in Lethbridge April 25. Other Lethbridge officers taking part are Judee Masson RSP and Daryle Trotter LSP. The- local club will seat the officers of the Assembly and give the address of welcome. Clubs from Montana, Calgary, Fort Macleod and Edmonton are expected to be present. NATIVE POPULATION In 1778, there were about 300,000 natives Mving in Hawaii. WIG SALES AND SERVICE COBY'S 322 13th St. N. - 327-5617 $ $ CASH BINGO $ HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY - 8 O'CLOCK A $100 Blackout Binge played for till won very Saturday plus 2 7-Number Jackpots JACKPOTS NOW $95 AND $130 5 Cards for $1.00 or 25c each (Located Next to No. 1 Firehall) $ More Expensive Eating At Home LOUISVILLE Ky. (AP) - Prof. John M. Welch of the University of Missouri thinks the feminists have been right all along-a woman's place isn't in the home. Her time is worth more than she saves slaving in THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Any one will do except that one that looks like Uncle Edgar." the kitchen. "Take the cost of food in a restaurant and subtract from it the cost of buying and operating kitchen equipment and the cost of food," he said. "You'll find the difference leaves about 10 cents an hour for Mom's time over a hot stove and in crowded supermarkets." An extension economist for the Columbia, Mo., university, Welch said the trend toward eating out in North America was a healthy one. About 1900, he said, one in 20 meals was eaten in a mass food service establishment. Now the figure is one of three meals. Learn Hairdressing MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES - TERMS WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE 326A 8th Ave. West, Calgary F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGI.ES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Card* for 1.00 or 25 � Each Twelve 7 Number Games JACKPOT $155 Free Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Children under 16 not allowed Take the WORK out of HOUSEWORK Spring cleaning time, and tima to get those drapes, curtains and slip covers cleaned. We give careful attention to all your fine cleaning - call us now fflr free pickup and delivery.  BENJAMINS CLEANERS-TAILORS PHONE 327-5771 317 10th ST. S. (MASONIC BLDG.) rililll Capture that once in a lifetime pose nowl JOAN 10 Months Ddughte- Of MR. and MRS. 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