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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD W.dneiday, Dccimblr 16, 1979 y winy In My Opinion By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer ONLY occupation I ever wanted when I was a child (I hope I am nearly grown up now) was to be a salesman, or should I say saleswoman? Never once, did the thought of being a nurse or a secretary or even a stewardess cross my mind. No siree, I was heading straight down the path, to being a sales person, with firm determination. It could have been that I liked talking so much, and thought that in this particular occupation I could do as much of it as I pleased and only get praise. That still sounds logical to me. actually started my selling career at the ripe old age of 12 years. I first sold popcorn and marsh- mallows for a family-friend's bakery from house to house. That went along just fine until he sold the bakery and I was out looking for work again. It was then that I hit upon the fabulous idea of going into business myself and striking it rich. With the aid of my mother's trusty electric frying pan I went into full-time (as full as I could get while going to elementary school) popcorn production. Tilings went fine for awhile as I sold hundreds of bags of my "secret formula popcorn" to the neighboring houses. It was then I truly entered the mad-mad world of business as I got wise and hired extra help. I just stayed at home and made the pop- corn while they went out and sold it on those cold Saturday mornings. Of course, I was a tough boss and only paid them three cents on the 10 cent bag. Yes, business was fine that year until the baseball season rolled around and employees disappeared. Then I tried selling garden seeds, peanut brittle, rodeo programs and whatever else happened to poke its nose my way. And believe me, I took my work seriously. I used to practise my "sales pitch" in front of the mirror and have at least three arguments ready for a protesting consumer. I even won a prize for top sales person in a local contest. That convinced me even more that I was heading towards the right destination. Gradually as I discovered that I couldn't make enough money at it, I gave up my fond desire to be a saleswoman, but I still haven't forgotten those past dreams. I must admit that whenever a salesman does come around I always listen to his salespitch, some- times not so very polished, and usually end up get- ting something or whatever of his wares. I'm not an easy sell as my dear father has ac- cused, but just soft-hearted when I remember how hard it was sometimes when people just never seemed to have a little extra money to purchase my goodies. It really is quite fun to take time and listen to all the different schools of salesmanship. One which recently came my way, really was an all-time win- ner. Not only did he really lean heavily towards the glamorous benefits but at the very end he said that not all applicants were accepted. This technique of putting a person on the defensive is very effective indeed, I have decided. But then, maybe it wouldn't have been such a glorious life after all. Who knows, I don't. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 DAYTIME SPORT It is illegal to water ski from one hour after sunset to sunrise. FRIENDSHIP CENTRE TOGETHERNESS One of the mainstays of the who next Tuesday will become a full-time secretary at the centre; vol- Lethbridge Friendship Centre has turned out to be a small staff of Indian unteer Nina Weaver; Randy Turning Robe, also from Gleichen; Mrs. and non-native volunteers, and their children as assistants to the centre's Yellow Feet, standing; and volunteers Claudia Hicks, Mies Wagenaar, director, Rose Yellow Feet. At the round-table discussion in the photo is: Becky Quick and Margaret Cotton. Lana Many Heads, a visitor from Gleichen; Stella Lapatac, a volunteer Native, non-natives meet over coffee Volunteers break down barriers at Centre By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Friendship Centre is offering its own brand of on-the-job education: n o n- native women are helping out around the centre while meet- ing native people on a casual, over-coffee-cups basis. The centre, at 5th St. and 1st Ave. S., has utilized volun- teer help since it opened late last spring as an aid to the centre's busy director, Rose Yellow Feet. The work has involved clean ing the rooms, typing notes serving coffee and answering the telephone. Currently 12 white and Indian iclpers have taken on the job >ut more are needed. Some of the workers are due to withdraw because of other commitments; three women rom Southminster Church join 'orces one morning a week for i work bee. Hence there are afternoons and mornings when no women are available. What the job offers in the way of recompense for unpaic employment is a chance to meet Indians in an informal way. "Indians rail talk to white people here when they wouldn'i the street or in their Mrs. Yellow Feet said "The purpose of the volun- eer help is not cleaning the :entre or answering the tele- THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "The boss has given me 30 days ro come down with ulcers to show I'm really Watch her eyes light up when sho opens gifts of ladies' wear from our store. Choose hosiery, hand- bags, gloves, scarves, dresses, pant suits, sweaters, blouses, slacks and many many more, CRUISE WEAR cruise wear selection is now complete including Austrian swim wear, PRIMROSE SHOP 313 6th St. S. PHONE 327-5244 "Fashion With a Flair" OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TIU 9 .P.M. OPEN AU DAY AND AU NIGHT THE BIG Launderette 1263 3rd Avenue South phone, but meeting people." One of the distinctive plusses to the job is that children of volunteers are not only wel- come, but an advantage. While their mothers work, children can enjoy the numer- ous toys and games at the centre, and to Indians the white children represent a trust between themselves and non- natives. "Indians are amazed that volunteers would have their children come with them to the Mrs. Yellow Feet said. Native ivomen hold meet Saturday The southern branch of the Voice of Alberta Native Wo men's Society will hold a gen eral meeting Saturday at 1-4 p.m. in the Lethbridge Friend- ship Centre. Rose Yellow Feet, director oi the centre and vice-presidem for the southern society, saic visitors are expected to attenc from the Peigan, Blood and Blackfoot reserves. Two members of the depart- ment of Indian affairs, Marinus Begieneman, supervisor of so- cial services, and Eric Russell community development work- er, both for the Blood-Peigan district, will answer visitors' questions on treaty rights. A buffet supper will follow, at 5-7 p.m. with food provided by the society and the Leth- bridge centre's volunteer work- ers. A powwow of native dances, to start at 9 p.m., will be open to the public. Natives figure non natives see them as "dirty." That feeling of inferiority begins to dissipate when white children are seen playing in the centre, uncaring of soiled floors or their once- clean clothes. The remarks of the present volunteers indicate the advant- ages of working at the centre: "I talked a lot about discrimi- nation, but I didn't learn about my prejudices until I worked here." "I wanted my children to learn about Indians." One adoptive mother of an Indian child "wants her to ap- preciate her heritage." Another woman said, "I'd seen Indians, but never knew them." The results, in other words, are as a helper said. The centre could use 12 volun- teers, one for each morning and afternoon, Mondays through Saturdays. The current 12 are: Urusula Lewis, Enid Wrate, Nina Weav- er, Claudia Hicks, Becky Cous- ins, Mies Wagenaar, Florence Quick, Eleanor Wilks, Come Koeken, Blanche Stewart, and two native volunteers, Marga- ret Cotton and Stella Lapatac, wife of Albert Lapatac, Leth- bridge native court worker. If anyone is interested in the work, she, or he, may contact Mrs. Yellow Feet at 328-5811. Fire board turns down young ivoman WILMETTE, HI. (AP) The Wilmette beard of police ami fire commissioners has extinguished, at least for the present, the plans of 22-year- old Christine Bradley to be- come a fireman. The a p p 1 i c a 11 o n of the George Washington University graduate was rejected by tile board Monday night because at five-feet-four she is four inches shy of the minimum height and her 115 pounds 30 too light. Miss Bradley was un- daunted. "I'm going to get mvself a she said. Board Chairman William Bringham said the board was not influenced by the fact that Miss Bradley is a woman. However, Fire Chief Fred Behrendt said after the meet- ing he has strong opinions about the possibility of women joining his department. Local calendars The regular monthly meeting of the Churchill Parents' Asso- ciation for December has been cancelled. The planned Drive Training Education presentation is re-scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 20. Parents and students are asked to attend. Christian Science testimony meeting Wednesday 7.30 p.m. in church auditorium, 1203 4th Avenue south. Everyone is wel- BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY AT P.M. Jackpot in 53 in 7 Numbers 4th 8th 12 Games Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAl ORDER OF MOOSE LADIES Here's a happy homemaker showing how simply her "Easy Does It" Turkey lifter works It's Canada's Besll Buy at "L-MART" for only 99c Buy for Christmas Buy for a Lifetime! 100% Guaranteed A Kitchen Aid Dishwasher r For Christmas Portable and under counter models. on display at r LETHBRIDGE APPLIANCE CO. 905 3rd Ave. S. Phono LADIES' SHOPPERS'WORLD WEAR STORE LaKay's CLOSE-OUT SALE We have lost our lease In Shoppers' World ond must vacate our premises. Thil gigantic close-out sale includes all our brand name merchandise at tremendous savings. Everything must be cleared including fixtures. For your shopping convenience Shoppers' World store will be open every day until Christmas at 8 a.m. SPORTSWEAR TAN JAY SABRE WHITE STAG KORET of California MR. TONI DRESSES by ALJEAN TAN JAY NANCY GREEN AND MANY MORE COATS by STERLING and GOLDBERG SAVINGS' 75% SHOES by MARQUIS, ELEGANT, MARIE CLAIR PURSES, JEWELLERY AND LINGERIE by KAYSER FOUNDATION GARMENTS by EXQUISITE FORM, GOTHiC AND WONDER BRA SHOP EARLY-SHOP NOW AND SAVE LADIES' WEAR SHOPPERS' WORLD Mayor Magralh Drive and 4th Ave, S. AIL SALES CASH AND FINAl NO EXCHANGES, NO REFUNDS ;