Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Dectmbtr 6, 1974 Through the junior achievement organization Students learn free enterprise By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer There are at least 22 high school students in Lethbridge learning the practical process of making a buck in the competitive world of free enterprise. Such information may surprise some people in an era where free enterprise is taking its licks from opponents of excessive profit and unfair consumerism and young peo- ple appear to be more interested in opposing than master- ing the art of making a profit. However, the Lethbridge students, through the junior TERESA MULGREW, SHARON VASELENAK AND TOM SHAW MAKING CANDY AND PACKING IT. achievement organization, are learning that capitalism can be challenging and profitable without taxing con- sumers with exorbitant profits, the president of the organization suggested in an interview. Maurice Landry says the practical process of forming a company, convincing people to buy shares in the com- pany, making a product and marketing the product helps students realise that business depends on profit They soon find out it is difficult to convince people to risk investing in their company if a profit cannot be returned. The Lethbridge junior achievement organization recruited 22 high school students into its ranks this year. The students split into two groups of 11 members and each group formed a company to produce a product' and sell it. Under the business management of Don Erno, a Lethbridge Community College business education student, the high school students then decided on the product they would produce and set out to convince the public to buy shares in their companies. The shares sold for each and the revenue gained from their sale was used to finance the cost of producing and marketing the product. One of the companies sold 100 shares and has directed its efforts toward producing a "furry cat like" box that dispenses tissue through the cat's mouth. The other is using the gained from share sales to produce and market candy. The two companies began marketing their products for the first time Thursday at the Centre Village Mall. The students will continue to sell their products at the mall this evening and during shopping hours Saturday. The two companies will hold another sale in February to again market the products they are producing and the new products they hope to design and produce in the next two months. At the end of the year, the companies will be li- quidated and all profits are to be returned to the shareholders. In its three years of operation in Lethbridge, the com- panies formed by the junior achievement organization have returned between and to its shareholders for each dollar invested. The junior achievement organization, of national origin, was introduced to this area by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and local business firms have funded the cost of administrating it, Mr. Landry recalls. Administration costs include the expense of recruiting students, purchasing administrative materials and hiring a business manager to help the students form their companies. CRISTINE HIGA, LEFT, SUSAN HEMSLEY, RICK WOOD AND DEBBIE LINDEMANN MAKING TISSUE DISPENSER COVERS WALTER KERBER photos The provincial government has also contributed 500 to the organization. Two business firms in Lethbridge provide some of their management staff each year to assist the students in the weekly task of operating the companies. While junior achievement began with a burst of enthusiasm three years ago and a membership of over 80 students, its student membership numbers have dropped substantially in the past two years. The organization recruited 50 students in 1973 and only 22 this year. Mr. Landry believes the decrease in student membership is attributable to a failure by the junior achievement volunteer officials and directors to mount an effective recruiting campaign during the past two years. He said students must be informed of the many benefits available to them through the organization, in ad- dition to the business knowledge they gain. An annual banquet is held. Outstanding students are given awards and trips to junior achievement con- ferences at various points in North America. Mr. Landry predicts a resurgence of student interest in junior achievement this year. Junior achievement has usually created exceptional interest in its offerings in its first year of operation in a community. Student interest then usually decreases for about two year, followed by a sudden increase in the forth year. Bride tells her side of marriage to the chief of a cannibal tribe By JUDY KLEMESRUD New York Times Service NEW YORK Wyn Sargent, one of the better known brides of 1973, came to town the other day. One reason, she said, was to tell her side about her much publicized marriage to the chief of a cannibal tribe in West Irian, formerly PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Pliyod Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (UptUirt) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. Netherlands New Guinea. The 47 year old California photo-journalist had resisted talking about her marriage in the past, she said, "because it just didn't seem worth the denials I'd have to make." Now, with a book completed about her experiences, she has different ideas. "The marriage was per- formed solely for one reason to bring three savage warring tribes together in peace and Miss Sargent said, as she sat on the bed in her Americana Hotel suite. Her marriage to Obaharok, one of the most powerful of the Dani chiefs in West Irian, was short lived: A few days after the ceremony, in which CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 St. 6 Ave. North FRIDAY, DEC. 4th and 8th Games in 7 Numbers 12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT S240 IN 58 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Ptrioni Under 16 Not Allowed ___________Spontorad by ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB____________ 25 pigs were slaughtered and near naked warriors got together to celebrate, Miss Sargent was forced to leave the community by In- donesian government officials who said she had married the chief who already had six wives to get material for a book on "primitive sexual practices." She was also accused, she said, trying to stifle a smile, of mining uranium in West Irian, of being a spy for the United Nations and of trying to promote tribal warfare is ridiculous because I'm a "The real reason I was forc- ed to the 6-foot tall Miss Sargent inssisted in her throaty, well modulated voice, "was because I had taken photographs and had been outspoken about how Dani tribesmen were being beaten and tortured by government officials. "It's purely a racial she added. "The Dani are Negroid people, and the In- donesians don't like them for that reason; they treat them just like American whites treated the American In- dians." Miss Sargent, who writes of her four and a half months among the Dani in her new book "People of the Valley" Gandon House, denied comments attributed to Chief Obaharok in an interview in a recent issue of Paris match. The chief was quoted as saying, among other things, that at first he wouldn't have dreamed of honoring with his virility "that woman with false eyelashes who smoked long cigarette." What chang- ed his mind, he said, was a promised dowry of rifles, hatchets, knives and clothing. Miss Sargent said that while she did occasionally wear her false eyelashes in the jungle, along with lipstick and toenail polish, she did not offer to give Obaharok a dowry. She was especially incensed at the chief's reported com- ment that he was impotent on their wedding night, despite the prayers of the villagers our beloved chief so valiant by habit, draw his bow for his new "There was no sex between us at she said sharply. "The marriage was not created for the purpose fo sleeping with anyone. As I said, it was solely for the pur- pose of peace between three warring tribes." POPPALOVES Ann Landers Dear Aon Landers: I have a message for the public and can think of no better way to get it across than to write to Ann Landers. Be an angel and print it. I supervise a large number of waitresses. Most of them have families and need to go home after work, but they can't leave until YOU do. So I am talking to the after dinner sitters. The businessmen who occupy a table from or 7 until 11 at night. They have five cups of coffee after the meal brief- cases open and papers strewn everywhere. Don't they have offices? Then there are the hand holding smoochers who sit at a table and gaze into each other's eyes for two hours after the food is gone. Don't they have homes? Please, Ann, the waitresses can't leave until the place is cleared out. Will you do us a favor and say something? Fugit Dear Temp: Say what? "Dear Restaurant Diners: Please eat and get the heck out of the place because the help wants to go Sorry, but when people spend money to dine out they have the right to sit and talk, provided other patrons aren t waiting to be seated. After dinner visiting, be it business or social, is part of the reason people eat in restaurants instead of at home. I'm not about to help you give them the bum's rush. Dear Ann Landers: Your column with its enormous cir- culation was largely responsi- ble for starting an intensive effort to eliminate cancer. About a year ago I wrote to you in the hope that you would get behind another extremely cruel disease. Aging. You didn't print my letter because you probably thought I was some kind of a nut. I do hope you'll print this one. "We've all seen great writers, statesmen and scien- tists (as well as friends and relatives) decay in mind and body. The tragic waste and misery caused by aging need no longer continue. Like other diseases that have plagued mankind for centuries, aging can be brought under control, but only when we stop accepting it as "inevitable." Much has been learned in re- cent years about the biological nature of aging, but no effective attack has been launched because there's been no massive effort. Please, Ann, get behind this campaign. Aging could join the list of such diseases as bubonic plague, TB, smallpox and polio. J. Of Chicago. Dear H. J.: There is no doubt that the life span of humans can and will be lengthened. In fact, it's been happening right along. But don't expect some new magic elixir to be developed that will keep people youthful, ad in- finitum. The real "elixirs" are based on (a) what we inherit from our ancestors and (b) how we take care of ourselves. We see people all around us eating, drinking and smoking themselves to death. There's no way to keep these people alive, much less youthful. Dear Ann: I have a two part bet with a friend. If I win one part he pays me If I win both he pays me He seems so sure of himself, I'm uneasy. The questions are these: (1) Can a fish drown? (2) Is a giraffe mute? I say yes to the first and no to the second. How about it? and Pins. Dear N. and P.: You win And if you don't know what to do with the money, give it to your local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society. The need is great. Dear Ann Landers: My problem -is my boss. I'm attracted to him mentally and physically and it's getting more difficult to conceal my feelings every day. Mr. T. D. H. (Tall, Dark and Hand- some) is divorced and sought after by many women. (A secretary knows these He is semi-rich and several years my senior. How should I let him know I care? Or would I be making a fool of myself? I'm not sure he'd be responsive. Yet I'd hate to miss out on this great catch by being too shy. Maybe he's crazy about me and afraid to show it. Please give me some advice on what to do and how. When I'm in a room with this man for more than fifteen minutes my eyeglasses get steamed up. Sign me The Shrinking Violet Dear VI: If T. D. H. were interested in you, you'd know it. His glasses would steam up. My advice is get another job. -The Herald Family Community calendar The Minus One Club will hold a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Polish Hall. Music by the Swing Kings. Everyone welcome. The Navy League Cadet Corps, Lethbridge, parades Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the ship, 10th Avenue and 17th Street S., with officers and cadets in uniform. Training syllabus, review for ex- aminations next week. Bring notebooks to parade. Assumption School Parent Teacher Student Association is holding a turkey bingo at tonight in the Assumption school gym. Doors open at 7 p.m. t Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold the Christmas party at p.m. Saturday in Southminster Hall. Guest caller will be Wilf Wihlidal of Calgary. Women are asked to bring something to complement turkey or ham. The LaLeche League of Lethbridge will be holding a bake sale and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Centre Village Mall. Hand tied and quilted blankets will be on sale as well as other homemade baby items. WANTED Occasional instructors in Yoga, Gymnastics, Swimming Activities for pre-school age children; babysitters. For more information, phone the program office at the Y.W.C.A. 327-2284 MAKE CAMM'S YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOE STORE Dressy Joyce SNOW BOOTS In genuine Black or Brown crushed calf. In 10" or 12" heights. All sizes. The Ideal gilt. Genuine Leather Shoulder Bags From our Slipper Bar. Ladies' Kaufman and Foam Tread Slip- pers. in our Men's Den. For that man on your list Slippers by Packard or Foam Tread. For the Festive Season Select a pair of these Dressy Slings by "LISA DEBS" In Black Patent with higher dres- sier heel. See too our Gold and Silver Sandals by "Empress" and "Lisa Debs" Exquisite new Cloud Soft" originals as shown in Navy, Brown and Black Crinkle patent wet look Open Frl till p.m. Cimm's Shoes 403 5th StrMl S.