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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Pressuring undertakers few Expensive funerals not pushed By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer If there are funeral direc- tors in this province who pressure people into expen- sive the president of the Alberta Funeral Directors doesn't know them 1 Gordon Anderson of Medicine said in a telephone he has never heard of funeral direc- tors exerting such pressure He was responding to com- ments made by an official of the Memorial Society of Southern Alberta The memorial society of- ficial secretary Harold Shaw was quoted in The Herald Nov 23 saying funeral direc tors sometimes make people feel cheap if they insist on inexpensive funeral arrangements Mr Shaw made other com- ments in the article that Lethbndge funeral directors claim are untrue He claimed that some un- dertakers keep their low- priced coffins in the back room and don't show them un- less requested to do so At Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel and at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home Ltd two local funeral their low-priced coffins are in the main coffin display room Mr Shaw also stated m the Nov 23 article a coffin is included in the price of a funeral service This is only true in memorial society ser- and funeral arrangements where there are financial difficulties According to the pamphlet put out by the memorial society a minimum price Herald- Family If you are looking for equal opportunity for employment please read our advertisement in the classified section under employment Sherritt Gordon Mines Limited coffin is included in the price of an inexpensive simple funeral arrangement If a family does not qualify for social assistance but is having difficulty paying for a funeral service. Martin Brothers and Christensen Salmon will take whatever a iamilv can afford for a funeral service and a coffin Usually the service for a family with financial dif- ficulties is identical to a com- plete funeral says Max Salmon manager of Christensen Salmon Tangible items such as funeral book and cards or media an- nouncements are not included In a situation where there is no financial difficulties and it s not a memorial society service the price of a coffin is over and above the price of a funeral service If a person doesn t have any money for a funeral the Sears Holiday wig Save to beautiful... for your festive season Save 'Loretta' wig Reg. A capless wig that's so easy to man- age yourself The specially sewn crown keeps hair softly curled and with little or no back-combing. Velcro tabs adjust for comfortable fit. In fashionable with tapered nape. EluraPwiglet Reg. Your holiday in a sel- ection of natural-looking fash- ion shades. Won't frizz or fall even in damp weather. Save'S 'Squiggle' pin-on Reg 489 Shape it to enhance the part of your hair you m the style that suits your mood 18 natural shades make it easy' A new you for the holiday Treat yourself this and let our expert stylists put you in a special mood.. .with a hair fashion that's uniquely you. Wig coamebc department Sirnpsons-S68rs Ltd.1 at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee eatlaiection or money refunded and free STORE HOURS Open Dally until Christmas a 30 am to d 00 p m Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 funeral home goes to the Alberta Department of Health and Social Development which provides funds for a basic says Dale A Martin of Martin Brothers The department of health has an agreement with all members of the Alberta Funeral Directors Association for a basic service Martin Brothers and Christensen Salmon have different ways of pricing a funeral Martin Brothers uses an itemized method Beside each service offered such as em- balming the use of cars or organist is the price of the ser- vice This enables a person to see exactly what he s getting savs Mr Martin A person s charged only for the services he chooses The price of a complete service at Martin Brothers is about After a person chooses the type of funeral service he wants he s taken to the casket room to make a selection People will nine times out of 10 confuse the total price with the price of a Mr Martin savs For this reason he prefers itemization to hav- ing the price of the service and the coffin on a card in the coffin This practice is used by some undertakers including Christensen Salmon It there is any question about prices after a funeral is over Mr Martin can show the questionner exactly what each item costs Christensen Salmon Funeral Home Ltd does not use an itemized method It has a service which includes everything except the price of the coffin If a person does not want a certain thing like a pallbearers car he doesn't have to have it and its cost is subtracted from the total price Max manager of Christensen Salmon says he doesn't like itemization because it isn't flexible If the various services offered are itemized with a price beside them. Mr Salmon feels he would have to charge these prices even in situations where there are financial problems All the funeral directors The Herald spoke with agreed preplanning a funeral service is a good idea On the average preplanned funerals at Martin Brothers turn out to be more expensive than at need says Mr Martin Preplanners are thinking more realistically and are not emotionally upset when planning Preplanners choose a respectable and reasonable iuneral he added They also know how much they can af- ford to pay for a funeral Preplanners never come back to inquire about prices afterwards Mr Martin says At need planners are sometimes upset and may make a decision they will question later Calendar Milk River Belles n Beaux will hold the regular dance at 8pm Tuesday in the Elks Hall Women are asked to br- ing a box lunch The club will hold a New Year s Eve party Dec 31 The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will hold their monthly meeting and Christmas party on Wednesday instead of Dec 26 A program has been planned and Christmas treats provided Pictures taken of members will be on display The Kiwanis Club of Green Acres will hold a wine and cheese party at 6 30 p m Monday at ANAF Hall Members and guests are in- vited THE BETTER HALF Friendship Lodge win noia a Christmas party at 8 p m Monday at the home of Mrs C Miron 1901 -10 Ave S Of- ficers are in charge of the lunch There will be a gift ex- change Southmmster square dance learners group will hold a Christmas party at 8 p m Monday in Southmmster Hall Orders will be taken for lunch to be catered to until 9pm The annual presentation of the Christmas section of the Messiah by George Frederick Handel will be presented at 3 p m Sunday at Southmmster Church By Barnes must be a mechanical failure He obviously gets plenty of fuel CASH BINGO O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A IlKkoul Buio plifri lor till won mry Silurdtj plis Niaktr jKtpttt JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for or each Next to No 1 0 Come Let Us Adore Christ the Lord You are sincerely Invited to attend the following Christmas services at the Lethbrldge SALVATION ARMY CITADEL 1302 4th Avenue 8. CAROLS and COFFEE 3 Dec. 10 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7 Dec. 23 Rally Night 7 Dec. 30 Doggone happy Farmer Glenn Hinds of found his hound Bmg in the Ontario Humane Society pound at Ont a family disappeared a year ago Hinds figures he has driven miles since then checking reports of stray dogs Bmg recognized Hinds when he walked into the pound to check strays Practice solves problems Sex is a learned act EDMONTON Sex should be a practised continually to keep the organs working properly and to im- prove the quality of the a Calgary doctor said Wednes- day night Dr Harry head of obstetrics and gynecology at Calgary s Foothills Hospital and operator of a clinic for the treatment of sexual in- adequacy said people have to refine the sex act to make it mutually satisfying to both parties They then must practise what they have developed so that it does not he said in a lecture part of the president s lecture series at Grant MacEwan Community College With the correct training and people can over- come problems of sexual in- which are increas- ing he said YESTEP YULE The Christmas custom of kissing under the mistletoe has ancient origins The mis- tletoe was considered a sacred plant by the ancient Druids in Britain and anyone standing under it was suppos- ed receive divine protec- tion thieves often used it to avoid arrest and punishment Queen Elizabeth I finally abolished the mistletoe s properties of legal but the obligation to forfeit a kiss when standing under the mistletoe bough has survived through the centuries DO YOU THINK THIS WAY ABOUT Money spent on elabo- rate funerals would be better spend on the liv- ing I don't want anybody to put my body on public display I want to record my wishes before death so that my next of km need not make painful deci- sions under stress I want to support a non- profit group working for dignified and In- expensive funerals. If ask for free folder Memorial Society of Southern Alberta Phone 1132 18 St. Uthbrldae Sex is a- learned act We have to be shown or taught to know what to do But we put young people together in sexual exciting situations without telling them what to do Not only are present meth ods of sexual training often misinformed they are also largely negative They distort sex because they are based on the fear of getting the tear of getting of getting venereal disease or of rejection or he said Or Brody admitted he did not know how sex should be taught in but he em- phasized that we have to be taught how to like sex and that the foremost function of inter- course is not reproduction The onlv known mprUfal function of the clitoris is pleasure he said HELP US TO The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Household Cill 326-2000 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE S SUSAN WOOLLEY John's Bsauty Satan We are pleased to announce that Susan Woolley has Just joined our staff at John s Beauty Saion busan is wen qualified in all phases of Beauty Culture She would like to Welcome all her customers and friends to drop m and see her John's Beauty Salon 1271 3rd Ave. South Phone 328-6482 Thcpncctess gift of the WATCHERS. LETHBRIDGE St. Augustine's Anglican Church 11 Street end 4 Avenues. 1 p.m. end p m. CARDSTON United Church p.m. TABER Civic Centre p.m. PINCHER CREEK Town Hall p.m. FRANK Community Hall p.m. All call ZE-06124 for additional assistance Special rates for Students end Senior over 60 PlflBSB hrlng prnnf ;