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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Women constables join London's mounted police Wednesday, April 24, 1974 LETHBRIDQE HERALD -89 LONDON (CP) Whether it's a Royal wedding or Troop- ing the Color, the Metropolitan London Police mounted branch keep control of the crowds, and now their ranks include three women constables. Ann McPherson, Isobel Riley and Marion in their find any other job mundane by comparison with the duties they have undertaken during the three or four years they have been mounted police. Although they have to be on duty at six o'clock in the morning one week and at eight o'clock the next week, there is no part of their work they dis- like. Turns of duty usually cover an eight-hour stretch; three hours outdoors patrolling the streets and the rest of the time given to stable the tack, mucking out the stable, bringing in the forage and grooming the horses. For stable work the girls wear jeans and T-shirts. But when they ride on duty they are dressed in smart, navy blue uniforms with single- breasted jackets, pantaloons, white shirts and peaked caps. For night riding they have fluorescent jackets and lights for their stirrups. They also carry truncheons, and field dressings for the horses. These women are part of what is probably the oldest section of the Metropolitan Police Force for as early as 1805 the Bow Street Patrol was on duty on all main roads within 20 miles on London's Charing Cross. Eventually, in 1936, the horse patrol bee me part of the Metropol :an Police Force. Today there are some 200 mounted police in the metro- politan area. The mounted branch is divided into four main areas and the horses are housed in about 20 different stables. The three women work from the stables in Great Soctland Yard, alongside a dozen male colleagues. Women mounted police were introduced to the Metropolitan Force in 1970 with the idea of giving more incentive to women. Those selected must be -of mature character, not afraid of hard work and with a natural aptitude for the job and a love for horses. Before they ever sit astride a police horse, however, they will have completed the usual two-year probationary period, This -begins with a 16-week course in which police recruits learn basic law and order, before being posted to police stations for work "on the With the probationary period behind them, women police constables apply for the branch in which they want to work. Men and women selected for the mounted branch share the same training programme. Specialized training for mounted police consists of 22- week course at Imber Court in Surrey, where grooming, riding, handling and general care of horses and saddlery are taught. The most exciting recent event at which Ann, Isobel and Marion were on duty was THE BETTER HALF Princess Anne's wedding. They started at five o'clock in the morning by grooming the horses and spent the whole day controlling the crowds outside Buckinghm Palace. For the annual Trooping the Color ceremony there is an even earlier start. Four o'clock in the morning finds the women police constables grooming and exercising their horses. Escort duty is an important part of the work. The guards who march to the palace for the daily changing of the guard ceremony are always accompanied by members of the mounted police branch. By Barnes "The invitation said 'come as you are not as you were 10 years ago." Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: My wife has to get up first. She claims it's easier for her if she sets the alarm for a.m., lets it ring and then resets it for so she can enjoy an extra half hour's sleep. I resent this. When the alarm rings at it wakes me up, too, and I can't go back to sleep until after it rings the second time. This robs me of an extra hour's slumber. I maintain that my wife is selfish for imposing her alleged right to 'wake up easy' over my alleged right to sleep till it's time for me to get up. Who do you see as the more selfish one? Annoyed In The Morning The Fine All 73 Styles 10% and 20% OFF Alterations Extra On Sales JEN'S UN 504 3rd AVE. In Uniforms One special Rack of One Special Rack Of 750 p R 1 N G S A L CENTER PHONE Just in time for those Spring Weddings and Graduations our exciting spring and summer stock of sandals is now in. hand made white. Helena Sandals WITH DRESSY HEEL OPEN TOE WEDGIE by Martinelli in white or new Ian. AA and B widths. Dressy Sandals by Famous JOYCE popularly priced from MEN choose from our selection of MEN'S GOLF SHOES by all white or brown. "Patchwork" by Empress Exactly as shown In beige and dark brown also in brown call with black wel look. Idtntlcil matching "Rapture" by AIR STEP Available in White, Navy or Slue. Sizes 5'A to AAAA to B widths. ._ Opm Thurt. Frl. til p.m. CAMM'S SHOES 403-Sth Street S. Dear Annoyed: No matter what I say, one of you will be mad and the problem will not be resolved. You don't say whether you sleep in one bed or.twin beds. This would make a difference. If it's twin beds, your wife could put the alram on low, place it under her pillow and not disturb you. This system might still work in a single bed, if you are a sound sleeper. If it won't work, sleep in another room even if it means a cot in the kitchen. A continuing problem like this can strain the seams of a marriage to the breaking point. Better another room now than another address in two years. Dear Ann Landers: My sister was married to a very nice man for. six years. It didn't work out. Her ex then married a much older woman and that marriage was a disaster. They were divorced within the year. I learned by accident that my sister sent her ex a get- well card when he was in the hospital for surgery' two weeks ago. I thought this was in terrible taste and told.her so. If he had contacted HER, it would have been another matter, but this, way it looks as if she is running after him. What do you say, Ann Landers? Concerned Dear C.: She didn't ask me, so I'm saying nothing. Since you wrote, however, I do have some advice for you, dear. MYOB. It's not always easy to recognize love, especially the first time around. Acquaint yourself with the guidelines. Read Ann Landers's booklet, "Love or Sex and How To Tell the Difference." for a copy, mail 35? in coin and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Kirk Wright will M Mm hii quote. Send chiKl'i quoiiiion 10 rf- of 24 8.89 ASSORTED VEGETABLES LIBBYS-IOoz. Lima Beans, Peas, Peas and Carrots, Sauerkraut, Cream Corn, Kernel Corn 7 oz., Spaghetti 7 oz., Mixed Vegetables, Mix or Match Mouthwash 1Z9 sssrs. Cat Food 4i100 J-Cloths Ron Ami PI aft 4II 1 33 Orange Crystals QQC ITII. 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