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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, December 2, 1970 In My Opinion By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer IN mv opinion, CAC is a very important organization in this period of headline readng, inflation, pov- erty and prices vs. production costs. Yet, how many people know, at first glance, what the abbreviations is the Consumers' Association of Canada and a Letiibridge branch was formed in November 1967. The local branch, however, has met rising, then gradually falling success. _ Memberships in the local branch is included in the S4 subscription to the national consumers' maga- zine which is published bi-monthly. There are approxi- mately 100 subscribers in this area. The Canadian Consumer is printed half in Eng- lish and half in French, but this policy will be changed in January to all English and all French editions. Articles included in each issue may be two studies of a certain consumer item such as carpets or dish- washers: articles on topics such as sports, sizing guides or shoes; book reviews and occasionally con- sumer violations by companies. Regarding the contents, I tend to think that the magazine gives shoppers a pleasant taste of the world of informed and investigating consumers. Why, then, after many readers get a brief glance into informa- tion that will help with family budgeting and more careful shopping, do they not attend local meetings and probe deeper into the vast world of consumer education. The local association with president Mrs. Fran Hiscocks, meets once every two months and has fea- tured speakers on topics such as the problems of dry cleaning, car repairs, poultry buying and grading, home business management, menu planning and toy buying. A local member said the association has such poor attendance that many interesting speakers may not be acquired because of the limited audience benefitting from their valuable time. Such a waste of talent available in this city. Although there are many ways of recruiting mem- bers for any association, this does not strike my mind as one which would need to solicit members but should be turniing throngs away because of over- crowded meetings. The local association's executive will arrange speakers for any other bodies wanting speakers on consumer affairs. This is a service which is very valu- able considering the many clubs which seem at a loss to get speakers on interesting topics. There are also buying guides available to anyone writing the CAC national office and many pamphlets available from the local association. A new book pub- lished by the CAC is an annotated catalogue of 400 list- ings, from across Canada, where consumer informa- tion, in any form, is available. The address is Consu- mers' Association of Canada, 100 Gloucester St. Ottawa Although there are six branches of the CAC in Alberta, the only one in southern Alberta is in Leth- bridge. Besides obtaining a supply of information for their owi. use, CAC branches are very useful at a national level in conducting surveys on pricing and new methods being introduced across the country or any number of other topics. This is an organization which is growing national- ly at a fast rate, not only among housewives but among people of every field. It is not being phased put of current use like many tea groups or house-rais- ing parties. This organization, in my opinion, serves a vital role in the community and should be supported as such. IRRESISTIBLE ROOM SPECIALS SCHICK CORDIESS Electric Shavers................. 29.95 CHINA Cups and Saucers .......30c and 49c Sets PRICE 70 PIECES Breakfast Sets....................4.98 SANDY'S JEWELLERY D.B.A: MEMBER 304, on the Second Floor to Save You More i! 5th St. S. Phone 327-4625 CAROUSEL ANNUAL YARN SALE! IMPORTED YARNS From France, England, Holland ond Switierlnnd 1 table at Vi price 1 table at 30% off BALANCE OF STOCK 10% to MRS. EDITH UPPARD 20% off NO CHARGES, RETURNS, OR IAY-AWAYS The Carouse! Knitting Shop 541 5th St. S. 328-4131 To reach one million working women Ontario women get protection of equal employment TORONTO (CP) The Women's Equal Employment Opportunity Act, aimed at pro- tecting one million working women in Ontario from discrim- ination in job recruitment, hir-i selves to open all jobs to qtiali- ing, training, promotion and dis- ficd workers of both sexes." missal, went into effect today. "The whole thing is to edu- cate industry and women them- .a-Rose Betcherman. She directs the Ontario Women's Bureau responsible for administration of the act. It was described by Doris An- derson, editor of Chatelaine ma- gazine, as the toughesl such leg- islation in Canada. exempt. A labor department bulletin distributed to businesses, unions and associa- tions says that physical reasons will be the factor-in setting ex- "The fines will be used as a last resort." The Act provides fore the birth if asked and six weeks after with a guarantee for maxi-1 she can return to the same posi- empUons based on sex and thatjtion, employment agency laclt of mobility will be consi- trade union, tiered in exemptions because of mum fines of for an indi-1 lion or a comparable one. virtual and for a corpora- marital status. Dr. Betcherman has said that Dr. Betcherman said she has, exemption requests on grounds received "many, many re-1 that a had always done the quests" for information and I job will be viewed "quite a number of requests" C5'c-" from companies for exemption status. Dr. Betcherman, a former history professor at Carleton Employers of M persons or i University in Ottawa, said ma- more are forbidden to tee ajternity leave is offered in the teaching profession but there is Companies with fewer than six employees are automatically lendar of. Soiithminster UCW will hold its a n n u a 1 meeting in the church lounge on Dec. at 'with a cold She explained how the legisla- tion will work: woman who becomes pregnant. They are bound to give her up to six weeks maternity leave be- very littla tors. in many other sec- "A woman who believes she has been discriminated against p.m. with the Chinook as hostesses. Committee DR. LITA-ROSE BETCHERMAN Ann Land ers Unit chairmen are reminded to have their reports ready to read. Ev- eryone is cordially invited. Christian Science testirn o n y meeting Wednesday, p.m. in church auditorium, 1203 4th Avenue South. Everyone is wel- come. The Goldai Mile Drop-In Cen- tre will hold a Christmas Day dinner on Dec. 25 at i p.m. Offi- cials of the centre request that items for the pot-luck dinner be ready to serve at 1 p.m. and the doors will be open at 10 a.m. as usual. Everyone is wel- come. Pensioners and Senior Citi- zens Ladies Auxiliary, affiliated with the Provincial and Nation- al Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in room one (upstairs) Civic Sports Centre. Bingo will follow the business meeting. Tea hostesses will be Mrs. Mae McNabb and Mrs. Elsie Risler. All members and friends welcome. should get in touch with the bu- reau (at Queen's Park) wU.h a view to laying a complaint. We will tell her if it comes under the legislation. If it does, offi- cers will sent to the company to arrange a settlement. "The routine is investigation, i conciliation, settlement. Where a settlement is not reacr> :1, the labor minister may appoint a board and its decision could go to the Ontario court of appeal. 4-amil y Marie Louise Pre-Christmas Specials I ALL FUR FABRIC HATS 25% off ALL VELVET AND FELT HATS 25% Off BALANCE OF LEATHER AND WET LOOK HATS Price AIL HATS OVER SPECIAL DEAR ANN LANDERS: Here's the letter I've been meaning to write for ages. It is for the 16-year-old who bought two blouses and a sweater and wasn't charged for the sweater. She thought she saved When I was 16 (I'm 20 now) I worked as a cashier in a supermarket. At the end of the day I had to tally my slips against the cash. K I was short, the Difference came out of my pocket. Some of the girls I worked with got stuck for huge amounts. (One woman had to come up with I was never that unlucky, but one evening I was short My heart sank. Just as we were about to lock up, a rather shabbily dressed lady appeared. She said she had just counted her change and discovered I had given her too much. I could have kissed her. Ask your readers bow they would like to stand on then feet all day and then have to pay out In Humanity DEAR FRIEND: Keep the faith, Baby and thanks for a heart-wanning letter. Drinking may be "in" to the kids you run with but it can put you "out" for keeps. You can cool it and stay popular. Head "Booze And You For Teea-Agers Only Send 35 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. Be In The Height Of Fashion This Festive Season Make Yourself A PANT SUIT Get Your THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I say banning cigaret commercials is Then they ought to ban soap commercials, then cereal, auto, deodorant, furniture..." All STOCK MUST BE CLEARED DURING OUR LIQUIDATION SALE ALL ITtMS AT TREMENDOUS SAVINGS! GIFT GALLERY This Material On Special 3 DAYS ONLY VELVET December 5, 6, 7 While II Losti Washable De Bail VELVET Available in Gold, Purple, Red, Burgundy, Brown, Olive Green, Black or yd- Rayon lustre Sheen Crushless VELVET Available in Forest Green, Royat Blue, Siesta, Purple or Black. 5 6 .75 .50 Many Other Colors in VELVETEENS Suitable for children's wear. 2.19 and 3.89 yd. Special Prices on Brocades English Crimpolines BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY AT P.M. Jockpol in 57 in 7 Numbfri 4lh 8th 12 Gomes Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAl ORDER OF MOOSE Off MARIE-LOUISE MILLINERY 504 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2965 All Sales Final Cash Only Please Big Variety Just Arrived 60" wide Be Sure To Visit Our DRAPERY DEPARTMENT Thousands of yards of the newest materials and colors to choose from. located In Shoppers' World Phone 327-5200 OPEN THURSDAY ond FRIDAY Till 9 P.M. ANN'S FABRICS AND DRAPERY LTD. 1803 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-2888 Open Thursday and Friday Evening to 9 p.m. until Christmas i ;