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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta awii r lv vj Teen with alcoholic parent can get help from Alateen By MAUHKEN JAMIESON Family Eilitor To tho teen living iii a home with an alcoholic, the small classified ad in the personal column of 'Ilic Herald means that there are people in city who care about him. Help and understanding are available any lime, from one of tho three phorre numbers listed. At the other er.'l of onf line IK Marilyn, a sponFrr (if Alateen, who has been through the mill herself. "My father was an alcoholic, and this gp.ve me problems in my she said. "I fount! it really hard being a teenager with an alcoholic parent. "I didn't understand, thought he drank liecause hi didn't like as, and f didn't real- ize it was drink that caused the problem. "f wcnl to Ahiiion. lyn said. "There wasn't any- hing in Lethbridge for teen- agers, and I thought maybe hero should be, so I volunteer- ed to help." 'flic Alateen handlxwk laiiuj the organization was started 10 ycnrs ago by a teen- ager with an alcoholic father. The first meeting was held when he and live other teen- agers alcoholic parent.-) pothered around n kitchen table Friday night when v, regular group. Great stress is laid changing your thinking to cope with your problems. A lot of the lhiniicturcs of automo- Thcn again, maylie his girl 'riend gave him the cold lon't need you buddy" trick He might make his collage combination of things that re mind him of her, and end U] giving himself a day-to-do; mounting complex. Of course if his day was Jus rotten in general, lie might de- cide by evening that it's aboi Lime to cheer himself tip. In chitted In the collage might be things that would cheer him u Hie most If he ran into conta load as his cut-offs gel closer and closer to the sidewalk. -Bil1 Grcenen, phota normal for blue-collar workers >y an overwhelming margin. "The 37.5-hour week has be- come popular in some in- duslnes, hut few if any have ess than a 35-hour week as a general rule. But Statistics Canada reports that nearly 13 per cent of all employed people covered in its latest monthly labor force sur- veys worked less (him 35 hours a a considerable in crease over the H per cent in 1968 and 11.5 per cent in 19S9. The italHics huresii (low rnt report on reasons for trends it uncovers in ils surveys. Two explanations have been offered by those who speculate here on what is in the minds of workers, or what effect modern industrial trends have on em- ployment. One is that during a time of Ugh u n e m p 1 o y ment, when many more people are looking 'or jobs, a larger proportion of them than usual are willing to lake fhort-hour jobs anil have some employment than none. Another explanation may be the growing importance of service industries and popu- larity of extended hours of shopping in department stores and supermarkets. Retail put- lets now offer more part-time jobs for sales clerks and par- cellers than they did a few years ago. there are more jobs of- i.5 per cent of the unemployed said they were Looking for part-time work. Brandon University offers new general studies degree PUBLIC BINGO 14 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upilairs) EVERY THUR5.-8 p.m. she ier." When problems arise. Marl- i'n said, members usually pre- r to call one of the group, al- .hough an adult is always on all m case of need. "Tlie kids get to know other members. When they need help hey probably call one of the kids, because it's part of t (the program) to help each ilher out." Some have left the group, Marilyn explained, because 'they can cope wilh things row, md felt they had got what they iceded out of it. she said, "teaches compulsive drinking is a dis- ease awl lhat a parent's indignity should Ircated with compassion. "Everyone Is endowed wilh resources to develop his own po- she And for those teens wilh al- coholic parents, who need help lo find mil what their potential is, there arc three people as close as Ihc telephone. Jean at 327-3340, .lane at 327-7085, and Marilyn at 328-8972. BRANDON (CP) Brandon University 'is introducing this year a bachelor of general stud- ies degree, believed to be one of the first of its kind in Can- ada. The three-year program does away with the traditional "ma- jor-minor-curriculum required for a bachelor of arts of science degree, and replaces it wilh what the university calls gen- eral studies. While the more traditional de- gree will be maintained, univer- sity officials fee! the new three- students should not be forced after their first year tale, a spec- ific area of study. Students who might like to try graduate school will be able to pick up credits required to complete the "major-minor-cur- riculum, requirements. CASH BINGO ST. BASH'S HALl-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Aye. N. FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th O'CLOCK 4th ond 8lh Games in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR SI.00 OR 25e EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH Person! Under 16 Years Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CtUB Crocodiles threatened, by fashion MOKOES, Switzerland (Rou- ter) The crocodile, afler sur- viving 1-10 million years, now is threatened wilh women's fashion. extinction by Experts of the world wildlife fund based here say demand for crocodile skin lo make women's shoes and handbags Ihe last 25 years lias reduced the number of Ihe great reptiles (o where they will won b? cxlinct unless strict conservation measures aro taken. The crocodile's adaptability I" land and water, its long life, high reproduction rale anil wide distribution have enabled it to survive- virtually unchanged for million living fossil providing a direct link wilh the days of the dinosaurs. Yet in tho. last two decades, human greed and female vanity have brought it lo Ihe verge of annihilation. In parts of Africa and South America, crocodiles and alliga- tors are limited, from boats al nighl wilh high-velocity rifles and searchlights. In centra! Africa one hunter alone claimed responsibility for Ihe slaughlcr of croco- diles along most of Ihe Nile, where they were common up lo Ihc Second World War. year program will fill a gap left by institutions of higher learning. Although students in the new program may or may not speci- alize in a given area of study, Ihe standard of performance will remain al a par wilh (he rest of the university. Students will he required to complete Ihc equivalent of 15 full courses (90 credit hours) with al least a C average, as nuusl students in Ihe other de- gree programs. Students working lowards n COS may select any 15 full course equivalents they would like to take, subject to prere- quisites laid out in the univer- sity's calendar. In tile traditiinal degree pro- grams, students must complete at least five courses In a ma- jor subject, such as chemistry, and no fewer than three in a minor, such as physics. Along wilh Ihe program, the university has widened its ad- mission policy. As wilh other programs, any- one who has completed grade 12 with a minimum of two 300- leve! courses or who is at least 21 years old may tw admitted. But community college stud- ents will also bo admitted end lov.cd to transfer credits for previously comnlctcd commun- ity college studies. For instance, the univcrsily will grant 42 credit hours to- ward the required for gradu- ation lo sludents who have com- pleled a two-year diploma course at a community college. A pronortionalc credit allow- ance will he given to students who Ir.-insfer inlo the program having completed only portions of other programs. Students at Ihe university have pressing for a gen- eral sludics program for three years. They argued that the univer- sity liar! outgrown its role as a "job-training" institution, and A fine old man He had none, but in answer to an appeal for wool n 90 year old man in Calgary walked 1cn blocks lo tho local Branch of the Unitarian Service Commit- tee, and offered n five dollar bill remarking. can spare [hat out of my pension." Ilcartmiarlrrs is at 5S Sparks I Ottawa KIP 5B1. I Something for nothing. You don't often get something for nothing these days. But our personal directory is yours for free. The sizes are convenient. One for pocket, purse, another for telephone table or desk. Inside you'll find lots of room for names, addresses and phone numbers. There's even a special section where you can jot down the dates of important occasions. Your personal directory will help you keep frequently used telephone numbers handy for quick reference. You can order yours now from your local AGT business office. Before the phone comes oil the hook ;