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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 36-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD December 1973 Afghanistan vacation ends up face book THE BETTER HALF By Barnes MANCHESTER. Conn. She may never get back the she spent writ- ing and researching her recently published Fire in Afghanistan. but Rhea Talley Stewart's face lift is something else No mat- ter how you look at the face job she had done on a side trip to India was a bargain at It might well have cost 000 in the United States with hospital she ex- so she'll still be ahead even if the book doesn't sell Mrs Stewart hadn't planned to get a face lift In fact she hadn't planned to write a book when she went to Afghanistan an a vacation I had read about Afghams- han in the library and when I there I fell in love with its look It was like urning the clock back cen- unes in and I wanted to vnte about it In reading about the coun- ry. mention of a former king. Amir Amanullah. gave her the impetus to begin a manu- script story indicated he had been thrown out of coun- try for being too progressive He had suggested schools for girls as well as more modern dress for citizens and the unveiling of the ladies The 585-page book involved five trips to Afghanistan and a trip to London over a four- year period during which time she discovered the Afghans knew practically nothing about good King Amanullah On her second trip she real- ized she had stumbled into an underground talked about the deposed king who died in Rome in 1960 He had been a for about 40 years Histories men- tioned his name but told noth- ing of his thwarted reforms the United States Embassy which had extended a lot of courtesies to sud- JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening Dec. 13th Sponund bj Udfu' Aid if SI PMir md SI PuTi ctarch STARTS P.M. SHARP PARISH HALL CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot S100 in 50 Numbers 5th-7th nos Jackpot S22 Pot O' Gold 25- PER CARD OR 9 FOR M.OO ALSO FREE CARDS. FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed denly dropped me like a hot potato She learned the British were opening their documents on the episode after the usual 30- year closure. In London it took three months to microfilm the documents she wanted. Her curiosity about the face lift was aroused when she learned that body lifting a routine beauty thing for girls in India who could afford Belly buttons are rede- signed in the interest of a more concave or convex occasionally a navel winds up in the wrong she was told Face or 'jaw as it is called in eye lifting and metic are also a big thing Although she had wanted a jaw and eye she had qualms about interfering with nature until an Indian doctor advised that a tree needs pruning Small food co-ops save on groceries meet you in an hour when you've been recycled Calendar The Minus One Club will hold a dance at 9 p.m Satur- day in the Polish Hall. The Moonglows will be in atten- dance Members and guests welcome The Midnight Squares will hold a Christmas party dance at 8 30 p m Friday in the Fort Macleod elementary school Round dance practice at 8 pm Lunch will be a smorgasbord and women are asked to bring a favorite dish There will be an exchange ol gitts. value about 50c All fanciful Beauty Salon Reminds you to make your Christmas and New Years appointments now to avoid disappointment Phone Rose or Anne 327-1626 738 13th St. Lethbridge square dancers are welcome Ladies Auxiliary to The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society af- tiliated with the will meet at 1 p m Friday in Gym 2 at the civic centre Christ- mas dinner is for auxiliary members onK If no a charge will be made A good attendance is requested The music and art depart- ment of the Ma thesis Club will meet at 2 30 p m Tuesday at the home of Mrs Geiger The annual turkey sponsored by the Spedapso Youth Club will be held at 7 30 p m Wednesday in St Patrick's Church Parish Hall Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun AVOID INFECTION Travellers abroad are advis- ed to avoid injections of drugs in pharmacies where the equipment may not be sterile s Phone 327-4501 to leam about being a Rjster Parent 2500 Alberta children are waiting for your call Being a Foster Parent isn't all fun But being a homeless teenager is no fun at all If you have room m your home and a place in your heart why not think about giving some meaning to the life of a lonely youngster. You'll meet just the same problems as you might expect from your own child But you'll enjoy the same too HEALTH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT BE A FOSTER PARENT CALL 327-4501 COLLECT By JEAN SHARP CP Editor Operating a food co-op based on volunteer labor and a small membership charge seems to be a chancy business But it is one more and more people are trying. Unlike conven- tional they usually have only a few hundred members who pay small fees. The idea is to save members money on their grocery not to earn a profit and pay dividends to members A study has been done in Quebec by the Federation des Magasms Co-op in collaboration with the Ser- vice of Cooperative Associations of the depart- ment of financial in- companies and cooperatives The report savs the public has been driven to co-operative ex- periments by skyrocketing inflation A Cross-Canada Survey bv The Canadian Press in- dicates such projects are mostly in urban and most of them have a core of middleclass members. START AS L.I.P. A few operate like the Street Agency Co- operative Kitchens in downtown Edmonton. It began under the Local Initiatives Program as a project to feed transient and became a co-op. Marc its co- says it fills orders from about 60 customers a most of them students or people on fixed incomes. The Direct Charge Con- sumers' Co-op in Charlotte- town has one of the two more customary systems. Manager Tony Enserink says members must build up a equity by making a down payment of and paying every three months after that. In ad- there is a weekly service fee of 55 Mr Enserink says there might be no savings on an order of because the membership fee wouid cancel out the lower prices But an order of would save about a week The Karma Co-op in To- ronto has a annual mem- bership and asks each member for a returnable if the member leaves the co-op. IDEOLOGY INVOLVED John Whidden says there is ideology as well as sav- ing involved for some of the membership of Karma are two basic reasons for forming a co- op One is trying to save money The other is the idea of the individual doing his bit. co-operation as op- posed to peo- ple versus companies A customer in a Montreal co-op says she is pleased to save but also eager to participate in a co-operative. Quebec-run In Vancouver. Ann Hillyer agrees co-op enthusiasts see their way as an alternative to system She is an or- ganizer of the Fed-Up Co- operative which supplies 50 co-ops throughout the province. just one more step to get back to the source The more you can eliminate the middle the more reasonable you can make your A family in St Nfld with three adults and two children spends about to a ween at the co- op They have found by ex- periment the same order costs to at a super- market. Jeannette a five- year customer at a Saint N B says she saves about a week on groceries Bruce McLean of Maritime Co-op Services in the Saint John area es- timates their average member spends a week and saves 12 to 15 per cent on food costs KEEP PRICES DOWN The co-ops keep their prices down in three ways Most operate out of low- cost set up warehouse style They buy in and many depend heavily on volunteer labor Mr Whidden says Toron- to's Karma has considered making time donations as well as money a condition S membership. Ann S Hillyer in Vancouver says S jetting people to donate -g their and finding capable organizers were the main problems in getting started The buying is handled in various ways. In Nova Scotia they buy from x Maritime Provinces Co- operative Services Ltd a wholesale organization V Most buy from food terminals and from S wholesalers How well they S do varies with the merchandise Ben Haacke of United Co-ops of Ontario says the small co-ops. which he calls buying can save 40 to 50 per cent on but only about 14 to 15 per cent on xj groceries S CAN'T BEAT CHAINS g Most of the co-op operators acknowledge 'ft they cannot beat chain store prices on canned goods or toothpaste Some say they have had problems with suppliers reluctant to sell to them jx because of objections from their big customers Most small co-ops stock a few g standard items for members' on a minimal basis Tony Enserink in Charlottetown -g all. what's the use of hav- ing six or seven different kinds ot ketchup' The sparse sometimes erratic stock- ing in many of the stores is ill- considered the major drawback by member customers While many co-ops operate out of make-shift jj space they must conform to health and safety regulations governing food stores they operate under provincial regulations for co- operatives The regulations generally deal with x membership qualifications and voting Where dividends are they in general the amount and manner of payment. Canada's oldest twins enjoy memories of past PORT Ont Canada's oldest born one month after Sir John A Macdonald was defeated in his first re-election bid as prime became 100 years old this week Eva McBride and Edith Mclntosh celebrated their birthdays in a nursing but Mrs Mclntosh wanted to make sure the party wasn't dull the fun m life that keeps you she said. and I have had sorrow and hardship but we have had -a jolly a good and we don t miss much going on Mrs McBride almost miss- ed the party Six weeks ago she broke a hip and spent several weeks in hospital but the fracture has mended. The twins are life-long resi- dents of Norfolk County and First girls to complete jump series FORT Ga. Two teen-agers will become the United States Ar- my's first female paratroops upon completion of a series of jumps here After completing the five mandatory they will be sent to Fort Lee. Va for parachute rigger a field which was opened recently to women. Rita and Joyce began training about two weeks ago. They finish the three-week course here this week upon comple- tion of the five jumps The physical training aspects of their program has been kept as close to that of their male counterparts as said Lt.-Col. Greg deputy director of the airborne department here. Walls said they wiH not be were born in about 10 miles south of Ont They maintained their own home until they moved to the nursing home when they were 98 Both are widows and have no children Despite the changes in tech- nology and the sisters have managed to keep up with developments They also dis- covered some heroes when Foster Hewitt started his ra- dio broadcast of Toronto Mapie Leat hockey games in the 1920s Television has made it even they said 'We ve always been Maple Leaf said Mrs McBnde BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. 'C' N. December 14th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME IN 55 NUMBERS 10th GAME WIN ON EMPTY CARD 4th-6th-12th In 7 Numbers or Lost 5 CARDS FOR Pot or Gold CHRISTMAS DRAWS Single Winner First 12 Games riulghbort Receive 50c GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 years of age allowed Renaissance Imports Centre Village Mall Phone 328-8412 We invite you to come in and see our exciting new selection of gifts for Christmas Practical as Well as Beautiful. Fantasy Cepperware of Canada coaster trays ne l.tU tO Quebec Wood Carvings spinning A0JA steerhand log etc 90v to Skllera Qunulne Sealskin Pouch Purses with belts 13.95 37.95 VHUroy and Bock Fine Porcelain Dlnnerware Imported from West Germany priced from......... Beautiful Waterfall Lamps with Crystal Drops from Floor Lamp Porcelain and Brass with Ornate Globe....... 16.50 23.95 34.95 '169 ;