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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 THE IETHBRIOCE IIERAID Iliunday, December 10, 1970 HANGING OF THE GREENS A touch of Christmas cheer and color Is added to the Lethbridge YWCA as residents left to right, Phyllis Procure, Carol Lepp and Diane Caldwell add the final touches to the traditional tree. GIFT TiriCAi Simply By Cashing Your Family Allowance Cheque and filling out a iucky coupon at Woolco and placing it in the entry box. Draw for a Certificate Will Take Place WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23rd at 3 p.m. Open Mon., Tues., nnd Wed. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New slate for Area 11 home-schools At the recent meeting of the Lethbridge Council of Home and School Associations, held in Hamilton School, Mrs. Ed- win Brown of the George Me- Killop group was elected presi- dent of the re-organized Area Eleven "A" executive. Mrs. W. Price of Wilson Junior High was named treasurer and Mrs. N. E. Kloppenborg of Gilbert Paterson secretary. Mrs. K. Buhrmann of Lake- view was named to the Lay Ad- visory Board, J. McCracken of Paterson offered to attend the meetings of the public school board while Steve Romaniuk of St. Patrick's association will represent the council at meet- ings of the Separate School Board. Mrs. A. Joevenazzo of Hamil- ton School reported on her work on the Library Board Committee. Dr. Eugene Falk- enberg of Agnes Davidson School spoke on the need for increased grants at the ele- mentary school level. Under tiie leadership of Mrs. C. Dow of Galbraith Association, a dis- cussion on Corporal Punish- ment in the school proved very interesting. Tiie next meeting of the council will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at Gilbert Paterson School, with the Paterson As- sociation acting as hosts. Ail parents are invited to attend and all associations are urged to send representatives. LAST CIIAiNCE HELENA, Mont. (AP) Po- I lice were removing 33 illegal j slot machines from a shop and loading them onto trucks. Police Chief Jack Williams said, when an unidentified woman stopped and played a quarter machine. She was sdvised to leave Wil- liams said. The incident oc- curred on Helena's main street, Last Chance Gulch. SAVE MONEY REN1' OUR SERVICES THE BIG Launderette 1263 3rd Avenuo South For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor of the complaints raised by persons on social assistance against the department of social de- velopment is the use of chits to buy groceries. The chits or slips of paper, which must be pre- sented to the store to buy goods, is considered by many persons in the field of social work to be a neces- sary evil. There are those who misuse it by falsifying the amounts on the paper. There are those who, given the money would spend it on goods other than for the betterment of the family. There are, however, people on social assistance because of circumstances not of their own choosing. Illness, unemployment and desertion, especially, account for the numbers of social assistance.recipi- ents. If you've had to face other disappointments, to face the fact that you must ask for help can be a cru- cial pride-swallowing time. The recipient has to place a lot of trust in the department and the social worker in charge, to help, to understand and to assist. Surely there are recipi- ents who can be trusted in return. If cash is handed out at the department's office, it can conceivably go to the very person in the family who will spend it before it ever gets home. Hence the voucher. But why couldn't a voucher then be cashed at a supermarket by agreement with the department? Cheques can only be cashed under certain condi- tions, and people cashing bad cheques are not given a second chance. Why not the same principle for the recipient of social assistance? There are many fam- ilies who need the money and would not misuse it. How are individuals ever supposed to gain con- trol of their lives and their own future, when they can't be trusted, given responsibility for their own grocery money? The department gave up vouchers for school books this year which saved many school children tlie embarrassment of being "different." Surely the department knows who misuses money money, their own or anyone else's. It must also know those who could be trusted. Trust reaps responsibility. Surely the hazards are few, and no less than al- ready exist. And it may be that trust and responsibility would prove to be incentives. There doesn't have to be a watchdog attitude about it all. The social worker knows when money is being misspent. If time and family conditions show that cash is not the answer, give the voucher back. But even then only on certain conditions. Money, whether it comes from the department of social de- velopment or from an employer's paycheque, is all legal tender, and dress, age or method of payment should make no difference to the sendee offered. There should never be a family standing by the checkout counter to await approval of a grocery vouch- er. No man or woman should be made to feel less than any other shopper by a clerk because they carry 'paper' money. No second chit should be made out for less than five dollars. Perhaps we are our brother's keeper, but only after our brother has shown he cannot keep himself. Let's give him every chance to do it. Centre open on Christmas Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of the Golden Mile Drop-In Cen- tre has extended a special in- vitation to all those people with no special plans on Christmas Day to come to the centre for a Christmas dinner and party. love is... putting love notes in bis lunch pail. The centre opens at 10 a.rn, and the dinner will be servet at 1 p.m. Mrs. Anderson said, "The more the merrier." LADIES' Here's a happy homemaker showing how simply her "EASY DOES IT" TURKEY LIFTER WORKS. It's Canada's BestI Buy at "SAFEWAY" for only Buy for Christmas Buy for a Lifetime .100% Guoranteed! Protection of children important in toy buying By CHRISTINE PtJIIL Herald Staff Writer TPHE responsibility for the protection of children lies not only with toy designers and manufacturers, but ultimate 1 y with parents, said Mrs. A. H. B. Lawrence, president of the Toy Testing Council of Canada. Although the federal depart- ment of consumer and corpor- ate affairs has announced sweeping changes in regula- tions for toy safety, only a few will be implemented this year so parents must exercise care and caution in their toy pur- chases. A consumers' organization in the U.S. has threatened to sue the government unless eight toys which the organization says can burn, lacerate or el- ectrocute children, are imme- diately banned from the mar- ket. However, four of the toys were identified by the food and drug administration and will be banned after a 15-day public comment period. This means toys will remain on the mar- ket well into the Christmas sea- son and parents will buy with- out assurances that the toys they choose are safe. Will' Smith, who repairs bro- ken toys donated by Calgary department stores, says that his "little clearance house" de- pends to a large extent on an advance in modern technology which makes toys more break- able. He said the brittle plastic often used not only tends to break too easily but leaves dan- gerous jagged edges. The consumer's union in the U.S. tested 42 electrical toys and judged almost one-quarter of them, not acceptable. Al- though children using electrical toys should be taught the cau- tions necessary in using elec- tricity, this element did not en- ter into the judging. Some types of toy ovens rejected because of sharp edges and temperatures which rose to GfiO degrees F. During cleaning with a wet cloth or water, cer- tain types of toy corn poppers created a shock hazard. There was enough room be- tween the needle and bottom plate in some sewing machines to accidentally sew through fin- gers and vacuum cleaners did not have hooks for cords when not in use. SaTnple of toy metal casting sets were rejected hs- cause of potentially lethal shock hazards and vory high surfaces. New regulations in Canada are designed to remove poorly- constmcted, dangerous toys from the market, said a news release from the Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC> Baby toys are singled out for special attention Toys which could expose met- al spikes or sharp wires when broken are banned as well as those with loose eyes or rattles with small parts that could choke children. Straight pins for attaching are prohibited and toy arrows and other pro- jectile toys are required to have protective tips. Even push- pull toys require protective fit- tings on the shafts. Detailed regulations control the use of any substance which might be poisonous and sub- stances which are corrosive or irritating are banned. BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 12th St. "C" N. 11 Starts Ht p.m. Doors Open at p.m. 5 Cards for GOID CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4lh, 8lh and 12th Games in 7 Numbers WORTH Jackpot in 52 Nat. Sorry No One Under 16 Years of Age Allowed Mrs. Lawrence reminds par- ents that any toy can be un- safe if given to the wrong child. A marble, for instance, can means hours of play to ninc- year old boys and death to a baby. In November 1071, standards governing mechanical hazards associated with toys, will go into effect in Canada. Fasten- ers, glass panels, plastic, ex- posed nails and bolts and spring wound driving mechanisms will all have to meet specific rules. All celluloid toys with the ex- ception of ping pong balls aro banned immediately and the hair of dolls or fur on must not be made of danger- ously flammable materials. The Consumers' Association of Canada is Interested in hear- ing of any cases involving toy safety. Interested persons may write Consumers Association of Canada, 100 Gloucester St., Ot- tawa 4. For MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 Open Thursday and Fridzy Till 9 p.m. WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP Think Pink! 'Puffy pink blended cotton with colourful cross-stitch em broidery. Floor length, 2 pee. negligee set, S-M-L. For the short and sweet look, with a blushing pink glow, our 2 pee. gown and pantie set will steal the scene. S-M-L. Just tiro samples from our romantic slecpu-ear selection. "OVER 240 STORES COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU BETTER" 506 4lh AViNUE SOUTH TEt: 328.2653 COUEGE MAIL 20th Ave. ana MAYOR MOGRAttl ORIVE (C.O.D. ORDERS ACCEPTED) TEL: 328-7011 ;