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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETMBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, April 18, i9. J Officers St. Basil's Catholic Woman's Agnes Olshasld named prcsi- Lcague recently held an clcc-. dent. ticn of officers with Mrs.; numbers r.amed to the exec- utive include Mrs. Ina Trcman, first Mrs. Eva second vice-pres- ident and Mrs. EWa Jorgenson third vice-president. Mrs. Bennett was elected recording secretary, with Mrs. Mary Credico as treasurer and Mrs. Laura Win- ters as cc-respc-r.lLng secre- tary. Guest speaker for the annu- al meeting, which was held at Sven Erickse-i's Farciiy Res- taurant, was Mrs. Wall of the Canadian Mental Health Asso- ciation who spoke on the work of the organization. The installation cf the offi- cers will take place jointly with the St. Joseph's council cf Ma- TKE BETTER HALF By Barnes AGNES OLSHASKI president grath on Thursday, April 26. COMPLETELY REBUILT AUTOMATIC 9 WASHERS ft DRYERS AS WELL AS SPIN WASHERS 90 DAY GUARANTEE jield Appliance Services Ltd. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6S84 We will also buy any RCA, Inglis or Whirlpool automatic washers or gas dryers in need of repair for rebuilding. "The dentist says my teeth are perfect. He wants to know when you're going to send yours in for a checkup." Expensive By DON DALLAS KHARTOUM (Reuter) The liigh cost of marriage is forcing young Sudanese to put off their weddings for years, says a survey of marriage customs published here. The problem of expense af- fects both the largely Moslem north and southern Sudan, which is mostly pagan but with strong Christian influ- ence. The survey was the work of a two-month jour- nalism training course spon- sored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and calendar of local ria. ipperunaS Everyone welcome to attend the Christian Science pubBc mesting .to be held tonight at in the church auditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will hold a sale cf Easter baking and handicrafts in the Centre Vil- lage Mall, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. The Anne Campbell Singers will leave by bus from the civic centre at 8 a.m. Thursday for the trip to Calgary. Girls are asked to please wear plaids and bring a bag lunch. The bus WJU return the following Tuesday from the concert at Feme, ar- riving between 12 midnight and 1 a.m. COATS PANT COATS AND PANT SUITS For A Wei! Dressed Feeiing Are keyed for indoor and out- door wearing. Popular blazer, vest, acd dressy layered look styles, top plain or cuff- ed bottoms, fabrics are wool, for'rel, polyester, gabardines, in plain., checks and prints. Sizes 5 to 15. 10-20. PRICED FROM fe 0 COATS Regular and all-weather slyles keyed for '73 in wool, fortrel, and nylon re- pellent fabrics. Plain, pat- terned end check compli- ment the tailored end drcsry siyle. Sizes 5-15, 10-20. Priced From PANT COATS Arc real charmers !n wool and water-repellent fob. rics. Belted or unbelted, wrap around, and belted styles. Plain and checks all in Spring's pastel and vi- brcn" shades. Sizes 5-15, 10-20. Priced From..... LOTS AND LOTS OF GREAT SPRING STYLES YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM AT THE BETTY SHOP. We welcome your credit purchases in any of the modern, convenient credit plans. betty shop Centre Village Mail Phone 328-5025 AT ALL College MaH Phone 328-2809 The regular oKtime dance will be held an Fort Maeleod Saturday in the elementary school. Beginners' lessons from 8 to p.m. Dancing from to p.m. Lunch will be served. Children under 13 admitted free if accompanied by parents. Everyone welcome. a The Lethbridge Minor Hock- ey Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Centre Village Mall. All minor hockey moth- ers are asked to contribute if possible. Omar Chsudhry receives the original crt for his Wee Whimsy. Send yours 10 ibis paper. Hope for sclerosis victims TORONTO (CP) An At berta immunologist says re- searchers there have produced "significant" results in their attempts to enable multiple sclerosis patients to regain body use temporarily by treat- ing them with a serum norm- ally used on organ transplant patients. But the treatment is not in. any sense a cure, Dr. T. A. McPherson, acting chairman of the department of immunologv at the University of Edmonton, said Saturday. He told the annual meeting of the Ontario division of the Mul- tiple Sclerosis Society of Can- ada: "We should speak of 'control' as we do with diabetes or arth- ritis." He said trials showed that ALG globu- lin had a significant effect on the depth of patients' remis- sions when used with the hor- mone ACTH. which stimulates production of cortisone in the body. Remissions are periods when patients regain activity to varying degrees. The treatment did not pre- vent or reduce the number of relapses, said Dr. McPher- son, who is chief of medi- cine at W. W. Cross Cancer In- stitute, Edmonton. He showed videotapes of treated patients, some of whom were able to walk again after being bedridden, although usu- ally with heJp. However, al- though some maintained their impro TO ment for several months, all eventually had lapses. Of- McPherson said trials with ALG had been conducted on about 20 patienis an Edmon- ton for the last three rears. Half received ALG and ACTH together; the rest received only ACTH. He said all the patients were those with the kind of nriftipfe sderosis that features bouts erf acute flareop followed by per- iods of remissJon. All were treated during the acute rc- WOMAN PAYS TURIN, Italy fAP) Police say a blonde told them she paid during the last six years to two blackmailers. The woman said the men threat- ened to teH her husband that she kissed her driving instruc- tor. Cultural Organization The sludents researched marriage customs as a major exercise and many wrote out of their own personal experi- ence. A number of those who contributed were officials of the ministry of information and culture. Living The question of the dowry dominates marriages both in northern and southern Sudan. In the north, the dowry is usually paid in cash while in the south it is normally in cat- tle. In some parts of the coun- try, a rale is fixed for the dowry to be paid in the case of a young girl, a widow or a divorcee. DICTATED BY DEMAND But in the psyment is determined by insistent of competition from the men, with the rate increasing according to the beauty of the bride. The dowry can be as little as in some areas but in many parrs of northern Sudan it can ba and upwards. In southern Sudan, the dowry rate is often 100 cattle and may even be ISO, Ths rate is considerably lower with the Azar.de tribe of the south and for this reason Azande girls are said to be in considerable demand. But generally, southern men marry within their own tribes. The major tribes of the south are catt.'e-c'vning. Their whole lives revolve around cattle which become a kind of A southern journalist on the training course reported: "By the time a man has acquired cattle to marry, he is en the verge of getting old." He added that village elders, worried by this trend, are re- viewing the situation. Where the bride price is paid in cash relatives and friends are expected to con- tribute and provide the couple with a start toward their household equipment. In the Moslem north, the dowry is only the start cf the expense. The bridegroom is expected to supply presents for his wife, including fine clothes and jewelry, and the marriage celebration, some- times lasting up to a week, with perhaps several -hundred guests, adds to the bill. It was estimated that for a middls-class northern family, where the bridegroom has a good standard of education and reasonable earning pros- pec's, a marriage might cost Several cases of mar- riages costing about reported. Several contributors, said they would prefer to get mar- ried abroad cheaply. Same said they -would 'defy all exist- ing customs, rand find a bride who was prepared to dispense with the whole procedure. If they cculd not do this, they vowed to stay single. But the consensus was that most Sudanese would conform with customs and ultimately pay the price. Child betrothal is still found in several parts of the Sudan. A child may be betrothed at the age of five or even when still in its mother's womb. But there is no general rule com- pelling the children to marry when they come of age. Under the customs of the Azande tribe, when a baby girl is born, a father can be- his son ta her by putting a cassava leaf on the door of her father's hut. In some cases, those who refuse to honor the child betrothal may face the threat of banishment. A Artifi food colors WASHINGTON CAP) New concern is being expressed about the safety of synthetic food colors as a federal ban takes effect in the United States against a widely used vio- let dye recently shown to cause cancer. "The Violet No. 1 ban should ba a reminder that artificial colorings constitute the single most questionable class of food says microbiologist Michael F. Jacobson, co-editor cf the Centre for Science in the Public Interest. "None has been adequately tested." he said. "Many color- ings have been found to cause cancer or damage to internal organs of the body." About 15 colors now are certi- fiable in the United States, to make strawberries red even after cooking, mint-flavored gelatin green, and orangeless drinks orange. 322 13th STREET NORTH TEEN'S AND WOMEN'S DRESSES and PHONE 327-5687 TEEN'S AND WOMEN'S DRESSES LADIES' AND TEEN'S JEANS by WessotJ and Lee GIRLS' DRESSES Sizes 4 to 14 if Beauty IE? Salon 322 13th. ST. N. Phone 327-5687 PRE-EASTER Reg. 12.50 NOW See One Cf Our Competent Stylists JUDY LAGESSE JEAN CLEMIS COBY Arc plccsc-d to announce ihct they have been appointed exclusive CETCTI'S tor "Chriition Dior The acrierol public is inviled 1o view Ihcrx? J'.igh fashion "fromcs at on "Open Thursday evening from p.m. to p.m. ol SUITE 101, PROFESSIONAL BLDG. -4Kb AVE. S. ;