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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, August 21, 1974 Mining company defies superstition Women work underground SALMO. B.C. (CP> Cominco Ltd., defying an old miner's superstition and alarmed by a labor shortage, is hiring women to work underground at its British Columbia mines. The first women are toiling at the company's H.B. mine in this southeastern B.C. village after permission was re- ceived from the provincial government to hire them. Howard Barker, superintendent of the lead-zinc mine, said a labor shortage prompted him to apply for permission to use women. The main stipulation made by the government was that any woman hired to work underground would have to undergo a medical examination annually, rather than every two years, as do men. "They required this because they had no records on the effects of lack of sunshine and higher-than-normal humidity on said Mr. Barker. Florence Gaal. a hoist operator, is the first woman to work entirely underground, while Jo Ruelle, an assistant geologist, spends much of her time underground. Mrs. Gaal, a 32-year-old mother of two. said she thinks mining jobs are "a tantastic opportunity for women." She operates the hoist that transports other workers and equipment up and down the 700-foot main shaft and assists in other communications duties. Mrs. Gaal was trained for six weeks before taking over the hoist, spending some time as an observer and then working as a skip tender to learn the other half of the hoist operation. The skip tender rides in the elevator-like hoist cage and signals the hoist operator to raise or lower the apparatus through a system of bells. "You and your skip tender have to work well as a team and you have to have absolute trust in each she said. "Like any job, a lot of things could go wrong if you're not careful and if you can't rely on the other guy." She said that at first "some of the men definitely weren't used to seeing a woman around the mine." That's in keeping with an old superstition among miners, that a woman going underground would be followed by disaster. The superstition is dying out but Mrs. Gaal said the men tend to watch their step around her. "Sometimes they seem overly polite and I know there's a lot less swearing than there was before I came here." Mrs. Ruelle. who is working at the mine for the summer while she completes her geology degree, said she views the job as "a great break, especially for a woman geologist." Most female geologists tend to get stuck in an office, but she has a chance to go into the mine and do map work, evaluate core samples and map out grid contours. Mr. Barker said the company is pleased with the experiment "and we expect to hire more and more women." But he cautioned that "if they can't perform certain jobs because of size or stamina, they would be considered unqualified for the job." "But by the same standards, a man would not qualify either if he were too slight or below a certain height." Geologist, Jo Ruelle, works B.C. mine. Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. THRONSON GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE Be Held SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th p.m. to p.m. THRONSON'SCAFE 22BABB, MONTANA All Friends and Relatives Are Invited to Attend! No gifts by request. UteeWhimsv Sherri Englehan ill be sent the original art for har quota. Send your child's quotation to this Mow. Housewife sets new record with 61 days in crows nest TRUST SINGER to bring you the most versatile, go-anywhere portable sewing machine GENIE J25 SEWING MACHINE off Hurry in! Singer Special Price I64 (Reg. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Spokane housewife Jinnie L. Cox finally has her feet on the ground. Mrs. Cox, 26, returned Monday from a 61-day stay in a crow's nest above a Spokane shopping area, a sojourn she says is a world's record. Her effort began June 19. but she left the perch two days Houseboats plentiful AMSTERDAM (AP) Life aboard a houseboat may seem romantic, but acute housing shortage rather than romance is the main reason thousands here have taken to the water. Amsterdam boat dwellers in the past were retired sailors. Now. families and young people figure prominently in the city's floating population which has risen sharply since the Second World War The Dutch capital has ap- proximately 2.500 houseboats moored along the river Amstel and on about 100 canals. An estimated of these have not been registered with the city authorities and therefore exist illegally. However, because of the housing scarcity, there is rarely any move against the occupiers. before her goal because her ratherin-Iaw is seriously ill in North Dakota, she said. "It broke my heart when I came down she said. "I hate to let everybody down, but my family needs me." Crow's nest sitting isn't listed in the Guiness Book of World's Records, although flag-pole sitting is. Mrs. Cox, a bit wobbly in the knees, was helped from her perch by a Spokane fire department ladder truck because she feared she wouldn't be able to walk. She said she tried to maintain some muscle tone through yoga and isometric exercises. "Life up there isn't all that she said. "It's rough, but it's what I expected when I went up, and a lot more fun than I thought. But there were times.when crow's nest sitting wasn't so much fun, she said. Her mast was once struck by lightning. She celebrated her first wedding anniversary aloft alone because her husband got sick when he tried to climb to the crow's nest. Mrs. Cox said she occupied much of her time in the four- foot-wide perch by talking on the telephone to friends and to a variety of radio talk shows across the country. She said she knew exactly what she was going to do when she got home. "Take a bath and wash my hair." 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College Shopping Mall Phone 327-2243 Open Daily a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Statistics Canada shows food prices still on increase OTTAWA (CP) St. John's, Nfld., was hardest hit by rising consumer prices last month while Toronto enjoyed the smallest increase in the cost of living, Statistics Canada has reported. The increase in St. John's was 1.1 per cent compared with Toronto's one-half of one per cent, the government agency said in its monthly survey of consumer prices in 14 major Canadian cities. Consumer prices rose in all 14 cities led by higher costs in most for dairy, bakery and ce- real products, beef, pork, beverages and food eaten away from the home. Many cities however enjoyed a drop in price on poultry, eggs and fresh produce. Shelter costs were up for all cities due to increased prices for furniture, linens, draperies and household supplies. Most of the cities also recorded added costs for foot- wear, women's lingerie, most items of children's clothing, transportation, health and personal care and recreation. The over-all increase in the cost of living for all Canada was eight-tenths of one per cent as reported by Statistics Canada Aug. 8. In absolute terms, the July consumer price index stood at 168.0, based on 1961 prices as 100. In other words, the mix of consumer items that could be bought for in 1961 cost in July this year. Price increase for the 14 cities during July for all goods and the major housing and clothing: St. John's, Nfld: all items, 1 1 per cent; food 0.9 per cent; housing 0.8 per cent; clothing 0.8 per cent. Halifax: all items nine- tenths of one per cent; food 1.2 per cent: housing 0.3 per cent; clothing 0.8 per cent. Saint John, N.B.: all items six-tenths of one per cent; food no change; housing 0.6 per cent; clothing 0.6 per cent. Quebec City: all items 0.8 per cent; food 1.9 per cent; housing 0.3 per cent; clothing down two per cent. Montreal: all items one per cent: food 1.4 per cent; housing 0.6 per cent; clothing unchanged. Ottawa: all items six-tenths of one per cent; food one per cent: housing 0.4 per cent; clothing 0.4 per cent. Toronto: all items five- tenths of one per cent; food 0.1 per cent; housing 0.4 per cent; clothing 0.6 per cent. Thunder Bay: all items six- tenths of one per cent; food 1.4 per cent; housing 0.9 per cent; clothing unchanged. Winnipeg: all items six- tenths of one per cent; food 1.4 per cent; housing 0.9 per cent; clothing unchanged. Saskatoon-Regina: all items seven-tenths of one per cent; food 0.8 per cent; housing 0.5 percent: clothing unchanged. Edmonton-Calgary: all items one per cent; food 1.9 percent; housing 0.6 per cent: clothing 0.7 per cent. Vancouver: all items eight- tenths of one per cent; food 1.1 percent: housing 0.7 per cent; clothing 0.8 per cent. BACK-TO-SCHOOL PERM SPECIAL! Regular 12.50. Limited Time For 50 WIGS CLEANED AND SET 50 GOBY'S BEAUTY SALON 322 13th St. N. Phone 327-5687 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday August and 24. 8 xlO Living Color PORTRAIT 'Plus Handling SELECTION REDUCED TO CLEAR 599 099 andO BENEFIT SHOES 615-4th Ave. S. 'The Home of Good Shoes" __________________Open A Frl. til 9 p.m. Babies children adults groups 1 Special of each person singly only plus 50? handling. Groups per person, plus one handling. Select from finished pictures in radiant black and white and living color. Bonus quality "Guaranteed Satisfaction." Limit one Special per child. Fast delivery courteous service. Senior Citizens Invited Studio Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to p.m.-Saturday to p.m. County Fair Zellert Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drive Open Daily a.m. to 6 p.m. Thuraday and Friday a.m. to 9 p.m. Telephone 328-8171 ;