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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DEAR ANN I use your column as a daily handbook to teach my teen- agers not only moral precepts but good manners. Last week you failed badly. In a recent column a wom- an I or is it bad manners to use a toothpick at the dinner ta- You gen- tleman should have excused My age that very same proceeded to pick her teeth at the table. I asked where she learned that stunt. Her reply was. said 'excuse me.' According to Ann Landers it is all right to pick your teeth at the ta- ble if you excuse I don't know where you Ann. but no- where in THIS area is it con- sidered proper to use a tooth- pick at the table. Are you on vacation and is someone else DEAR ANN I lost .my husband a year ago. He was a wonderful person and although I put up a brave front I still miss him very mudh and think about him constantly. Several people have com- mented on the fact that I am still wearing my wedding ring. I hare been told to re- move it since I am no longer DEAR ANN I'm a 24 year old ex-high school basketball player. The letter from the who urged parents to take time out to go watch their kids in sports brought back some memories. My parents wanted to come to the games to cheer me on but I asked them not to. I thought I wouldn't play as well because they were in the stands. So they never saw me play until my test game as a senior. I played a great DEAR ANN I have a comment with res- pect to the brother and sister wbo moved to a new section town and were upset be- cause the neighbors seemed When their mo- ther died the broth- er decided to give them an opportunity to be neigh- He went to the people next door and asked if they would like to take up a er from the other neighbors. When they said he wrote to complain about how cruel and people can be. It seems these two have writing your Please explain. Conn. DEAR When I go on vacation the work is done before I leave. Every word that appears under my byline is written by me. And now about that tooth- Nearly 300 people wrote with the same complaint. Ninety per cent of the letters came from the .east. With all those fine schools out how come you people can't I is indeed poor manners to use a toothpick at the table. The man should have excused I did NOT mean the man should have said and gone ahead and used the toothpick at the table. I meant the man should have and then LEFT the table and taken the toothpick to the men's room. Get a married woman. I can't bring myself to do it. It has been a part of me for so many years. What do you DEAR If you want to wear continue to do so. Some widows switch their wedding bands to the other which seems more sen- sible than putting it in a drawer. game 12 rebounds- and after it was over I felt very good about it and could see the happiness in their faces. I realize now that my par- ents missed seeing a wonder- ful part of their son's life as he grew to be a man. And I missed a lot of pleasure myself. A Personal Foul DEAR P. Thanks for being big enough to admit you were wrong. Perhaps some other cage cat will learn from your mistake. more brass than sense. I the neighbors sized up the brother.and sis- ter as pushy types who could become the brand of pests that only pushy neighbors can be. I'm sure you sensed and under the tirucm- stances your advice was the best that could be given short of telling them off. Your Boston Reader Joe DEAR Glad you wrote. The mail is running two to one against me. The nays are coming from the small towns and the- yeas from .the larger tells a lot right there. Thank you for writing. Engagements announced and Mrs. KazLmer Kaminski of Lethbridge are pleased to announce the en- gagement of their only daugh- ter. Shirley to Mr. Pieter Jan son of Mr. and Mrs. Bastian Oosterlee of Pin- cher Creek. The wedding will take place on September 22 at 4 p.m. in St. A n d r e w 's Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. J. Rogalsky of Coaldale are pleased to an- nounce the engagement of Miss Colleen Bawn to Mr. John Werner Langeman. The wedding will take place on September 8 in the Coaldale United Church. Jet pilot doing her own thing Flying high Twenty-si'X-year-old I a Bjornson of Champion became the firtt woman commercial jet pilot in North America in July of this She is co-pilot on a Transair 65-passenger F-28 twin jet flying out of Winnipeg. Ac- cording to Miw it between and to a commercial jet pilot. Well-heeled shoplifters given jail sentences By ROD CURRIE LONDON Scores of foreign most of them are being given jail sentences instead of the tradi- tional fines in a continuing crackdown on rampant shop- lifting in fashionable stores. The sentences have meant hardship for particularly those travelling with children and others who have had to give up their places in pre-paid package tours to serve their terms. Twenty-one persons appeared on the charge Thursday before Marlborough Street Court mag- within tion are the tempting counters of busy Oxford and Regent Streets. The Court campaign started last week after several magis- trates said large fines had made no apparent dent in what one described as almost daily of foreign shoppers through the courts. NAB MILLIONAIRE'S MOM The latest batch included an Italian woman whose million- aire son shouted to her to plead guilty as she entered the dock. Maria 56 and a dia- was charged -with stealing goods worth about while shopping with her chauffeur. She was one of the few to es- cape the magistrate saying that only thing that saves you is your age and Others recently sentenced in- cluded a the wife of a Lebanese banker who had a large quantity of money with and a Japanese girl who collapsed and had to be helped from the dock after being sen- tenced to 14 days. She had 375 with her when charged. Most sentences have ranged from 14 to 30 days and most of those sentenced in the recent wave have been from Europe and the Middle East. A Canadian consular spokes- man said no Canadians had been sentenced on such charges this year. EMBASSIES CAN'T HELP The problem is causing a headache for the British foreign office since several of those in- volved are people of wealth or official standing hi their own countries who look to their em- bassies here to get them out of trouble. But diplomatic immun- ity covers only diplomats and their immediate families. Despite the recent the plague of shoplifting is not new. Six years ago the chief su- perintendent of police in the West End area reported 170 women charged with shoplifting in seven weeks. French and Italians were the major offend- ers then. A Syrian woman charged wtth stealing goods worth while she had nearly in her purse was told by a magistrate Thursday. your friends when you go back that if they come here and behave like this they will receive the same She -was sentenced to 30 days. By MAUREEN JAMIE6ON Family Editor Jet pilot Rosella Bjornson h fighting for the right to wear the man-tailored shirt aha wears with her navy uniform and cap. Twenty six year old Miss Bjomson is strongly op- posed to her employer's de- sire to put her into a frilly white blouse when she flies her 65-passenger F-28 twin jet for Transair. The pretty blue-eyed with curly brown hair and a truly enviable pink- and-white has been spending a few days with her Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bjornson of Cham- pion. not the first woman jet I'm the first woman commercial jet she ex- to keep the record straight. Captain's helper one or two wo- men have ratings in jet. An- other woman pilot is second but a second officer only monitors engines. She's more of a flight engineer. forget to say I'm only first she said sviously. flying with a fully-experienced captain. I'm a co-pilot. -an assistant to the captain. My job includes read- ing the check helping to set up the nav aids and taking and radio work. do half the flying. way it works the captain flies one leg and I fly the next. I also monitor the instruments and do the log keeping. is based on seniority and and it will be quite a while be- fore I'm said Miss Bjornson. She commenced training with Transair April 16 and graduated early in July. reaction of the press and the public sort of causes a little bit of the much-publicized pilot pointed out. got probably the same experience and the same qualifications as the other pilots. only thing that makes me different is I'm a female. may cause some resent- ment in some of the but the captains I've been flying with have been just fantastic. sympathetic be- cause of all this been too much Miss Bjornson Senior Cititens Weight hot reduced Hi rorei for you Enrollment 94 Wfltkiy Fee Thereafter Plaate bring acceptable proof of Girls don't slough oii WENDIGO LAKE. Ont. Ontario's first female Junior Forest Rangers have been man- ning a bush camp here on the edge of Algonquin Park this summer. One of four camps for girls in the province set up by the min- istry of natural Wen- digo Lake attracted 24 of 100 fe- male applicants selected for the previously the ex- clusive preserve of high school boys. None of the 17-year-olds ad- mitted finding the man-sized work of road culvert camp and park cleanup too difficult. There were some blisters the first few said Jo-Ann Shuel of Strathroy. every- body's all right Buying workboots in size five and small work gloves has been a problem. Some have been sharing a pair on a temporary basis. NO PRIVACY Lack of privacy In bunk- houses where lacy lingerie hung gram began in the was another complaint of the girls. The distance to boys' camps was another feature of camp life the girls found hard to ac- cept. a bit of a rip-off that there are separate camps for boys and said Gillian McRuer of Ottawa. I can understand why they do Only one of the 24 dropped out and went home because she was too homesick to the other Rangers said. Camp foreman Jerome Hum- a veteran of eight years supervising boys in Junior said he was delighted with his all-girl crew. easier to work with than the boys and they don't seem to try to slide out of The ministry offered 75 spots for girls in the program this year. More than 200 appli- cations were received and an- other 25 openings were added. Camp about 45 miles southeast of North was originally a reformatory KiieVi frf said. -I think everybody knows all about me knows my life history. Eorly start first K bothered me. I feel very iuignifioant and just a normal girl. I'm no different than any other 26- year-old girl. It's just that I've always had that ambi- tion to fly bigger aircraft. started to fly with Dad when I was very Miss Bjornson grinned. got so he couldn't leave me on the ground. my I started lessons at the Leth- bridge Flying Club a pres- ent from Mum and Dad. That was between Grade 11 and Grade at the University of she helped organize the university's flying she said. flew Dad's Cessna 170 and kept it in Calgary when my marks were good. got my commercial li- cence and instructor's rating during the summer months. In Miss Bjorn- son got a job instructing with the Winnipeg Flying Club. Costly training worked there for three years and built up my flying time she said. got my multi-engine-instru- ment and last year I wrote off the air transport rating She applied to Transair and was accepted on t'le basis of her qualifications. Her train- ing cost the company some- where between and conditions for an airline pilot are very she said. I was in- structing for the flying I was just so busy be working seven days a 15 hours a day. The only time I got off was when the weather was bad. I get 10 guaranteed days off a month. We're only allowed to work a 14-hour duty period and we're requir- to fly only 75 hours a month. Friendly teasing get teased quite a Miss Bjornson I knew quite a few of the pilots from the flying club. Before I got on with I had a lot of en- couragement from their pi- lots. really thought I could It. Thefer Mpport etrt nt the Incentive to reaUy push it. one of the reasons I never really bothered with any of the other Mia who out of long as the F.28 is in Winni- I'll be there. I have to remain with that type of air- craft. I'm what they call 'froz- en' for one year. After that I can put in a bid for another type of aircraft. I wwt to the Miss BJOTDEOO not motivated by women's lib- eration. not that fm orwfy omcemd about ottMr wo men. They have their It's their decision to what to do with their fives. feel that I'm doing what I've always wanted to do. far as I'm I've reached my ultimate Funtostic business selling real estate EDMONTON Ken- nedy Realty Ltd. is an all- woman real estate firm. Connie the presi- says real estate is a business. It's a happy type of work be- cause you are helping people often into their first home or into a better one than they had before either way they are happy and so are The office doesn't look like a traditional real estate office. A lively-colored green rug covers the the walls are lined with tall mirrors and the furniture and flowers are bright' and colorful. j Kennedy with seven specialize in sell- ing condominiums. It has con- tracts with each of the six con- dominium high-rises in the city as well as with six townhouse projects. says has for in the price and style they want. from all the major real estate companies come to us with customers who want condominiums. come because my girls are trained well con- dominium sales. We know the market and the NEEDED CHALLENGE Connie founded Kennedy Realty a year ago because she needed the challenge. soon get to a point where there is no satisfaction left in the work you're doing and in order to continue creat- ing and building you must find new Mrs. Kennedy has bad 21 years experience in the adver- tising and selling fields. She's taken an accounting been advertising sales manager for three was the first woman president of the Edmonton Ad and Sales Club and was the first woman to sen commercial time on television in Edmonton. my life I've lived for my work. It didn't matter whatever I've in my entire I've always She says condominiums offer a best-of-both-worlds lifestyle. The prices for available con- dominiums range from to lot of people are appre- hensive about moving into one but once they they are thrilled. Usually the only re- sales get are from people whose business is forcing them to transfer to another The person who buys a con- dominium owns a home in a high-rise. He can take out a mortgage on is free to sub- lease or rent resell it or sim- ply leave it vacant WORK LIMITED All the outdoor work of home- owners is eliminated. You don't shovel the remove the cut the make exterior repairs or do outside painting. of our condominiums are sold to busy like doctors and archi- like to call their free time their MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ALASTAJR MONT PHONE OFFICE 328-1T91 RESIDENCE 327-6946 sponsored by the international academy of the Alberta potters' association and the government of Alberta AND RECREATION ;