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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta -The Herald Family Poinsettias make popular Christmas gifts Irish court overturns laws on birth control DUBLIN The Irish republic's laws against birth control were overturned this week in a Supreme Court decision resulting from an 18- month legal battle by a Dublin housewife Four of the five judges up- held an appeal by 28-year-old Mary McGee challenging the constitutional basis of the laws banning import and sale of contraceptives The decision means that contraceptives now may be openly sold in the republic for the first time in its history as an independent state Mrs a fisherman s wife and mother of four went to the high court in claiming that her life would in danger if she had more children Specifically she sued the attorney-general and the revenue commissioners over F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES ALL 6th Ave Aand13thSt N Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.OO or Each Three 7 Number Games Jackpot Gangs and Frai Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed a contraceptive device that was seized from her by customs The Supreme Court judg- ment in favor of Mrs McGee and her contraceptives solves a potentially explosive issue for the government Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave has been under pressure for some time to change the republic's birth control laws but was under- stood reluctant to legislate on such an emotional issue and offend a large number of his supporters in the pre- dominantly Roman Cath olic country Canned beans double price EDMONTON Cann- ed pork and the staple of the kitchen table and camp- ing has joined the parade of foods whose prices have gone up by leaps and bounds A grocery wholesale spokesman says the beans have increased in price to about per hundredweight from 50 A 14-ounce can of pork and beans now costs more than 40 cents INAPPROPRIATE WIN TORONTO Two Toronto women who went to a Grey Cup fur fashion show to protest the killing of animals for their pelts won the door prize an Arctic fox fur cape valued at CASH BINGO SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A S10C Blackout Bingo played lor till won every Saturday plus Number Jackpols JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards tor Si.00 or each Nexl lo No 1 By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald Staff Writer Like mistletoe and holly the Christmas pomsettia has become a familiar ad- dition to holiday tradition The attractive red blooms which historically decorated the hills of Mex- now add beauty to homes across the Americas and Europe A winter-blooming the pomsettia has evolved from a frail and sensitive flower into a hardy and diverse which if cared for will keep its bloom into March and can last for many years Kyoto a Lethbndge says the pomsettia has gained in local popularity as a Christmas gift Although the pomsettia originated as a red-leaved plant it has been cross- bred into shades of coral and white and also in a shorter plant form Mr Shigehiro says the most important thing for people to remember in the care of a pomsettia is to keep it out of drafts and away from vents as the leaves are prone to wilting You should also keep in mind that the plant needs to be watered twice a or depending on warmth in the house he says Once tne plant has bloomed in the house and loses its he suggests the new shoots be cut down to prevent ex- cessive foliage from developing 'A tall rambling plant won t produce an attrac live bloom the next season if allowed to grow Mr Shigehiro says Once the danger of spr- ing has the pomsettia should be planted in the shadiest part of the garden and brought back into the home before the danger of fall frost In order to ensure a bloom for Christmas the shoots should again be con- tinually pinched back and owners should remember to allow only a proportion- ed amount of light to fall on the plant The light timing is es- pecially important during October and he the pomsettia needs a great deal of dark to set the blooming cycle into motion Suggested hours of dark for an indoor plant is while an outdoor plant warm is well- timed by the naturally short days and long nights Mr Shigehiro says all pomsettia plant slips are shipped from the United with a period of five months passing between receiving and selling of the plant He added that although it is possible to keep the pomsettia indoors year- it t do as well and tends to become gangling-looking Mr Shigehiro says the pomsettia has drawn adverse publicity in the past claiming the if accidentally eaten by children or can cause poisoning One florist ate a leaf on TV and lived he says it pretty well disproves the theory They really are perfectly safe to give and to receive A N Examines leaves Five-year-old Russell 2503 8 Ave for sale in a local as he carefully shows a keen interest in the pomsettia examines the red leaves California man devoted to a flower By J. MILLICENT TAYLOR Christian Science Monitor He is widely known on both sides of the Atlantic and even in Japan and Australia as Mr Poinset- tia or 'the Pomsettia Man On a 500-acre ranch in Encimtas Calif he grows pomsettias outdoors in 60 acres ot neias and in greenhouses that cover 20 acres Paul Ecke Sr is said to be the largest com- mercial grower of this traditional Christmas flower in the world Your Christmas pcinset- tia this year may well be an Eckespomt variety His life story is one of dedication to this beautiful flower Today he ships dor- mant root stocks to growers all over the United States and to South New Japan and continues to develop his hybrids Dr interested in floriculture and owning private greenhouses in the United sent some plants to his home and also to a Philadelphia botanist bv the name of Buist who called them Euphorbia Pomsettiana It was even- tually distributed as a Christmas plant under the name of pomsettia One of the initial growers was Albert a Hollywood chrysanthemum man He secured a cutting from a neighbor and was soon growing pomsettias in his field commercially After his father's passing son Paul decided to a career nf raising and hybridizing pomsettias and moved to Encmitas Today his pomsettias are known and sold around the world At present the Eckespomt variety is said to be the most popular in North America and Europe It is noted for its unusually large and attractive foliage This year a new Eckespomt pomsettia in or makes its debut the Eckespomt Prof Laurie Prof Alex Laurie 01 Fla for whom it is is a renowned and writer He has pioneered in many horticultural research and is credited with vastly elevating commercial floriculture as a science Paul Ecke was one of his students while he was professor of floriculture at Ohio State University The Ecke Ranch has between 100 and 150 depending on the work load at any time A number are second or third generation em- ployees Tinny fdini'iieb live on the ranch and all employees but one were trained there Paul Ecke's son now is bearing the brunt of the but keeps his hand in URILLA RAISBECK Would like to extend Seasons Greetings to all her customers of the Boutique Beauty Salon thanking them for their patronage in the past Red Cross gives aid to Tunisia victims Calendar TORONTO The Canadian Red Cross Society has given aid valued at 800 for flood victims in Tunisia national chairman R J Kane said this week Mr Kane said the league of Red Cross societies requested the aid for victims in South DO AS WEIL MONDAY 9 A.M. 9 P.M. DEC. 24 79 and Central Tunisia hit by 36 hours of torrential rains Mr Kane said the aid includes 200 cash and clothing and quilts valued at 600 made by society s Alberta members of the Women s Work Committee WOMEN AT WORK Bv 1971 the participation rate of women in Canada s labor force was highest in Alberta with 39 4 per cent and lowest in Newfoundland with 256 The 88th annual Old Timers Pemmican Ball and reunion will be held at the Exhibition Pavilion Friday commencing at 9 p m with a grand march at 9 30 Supper will be served at 11 30 p m Handley's Orchestra of Coaldale will be m attendance Members wishing to pick up tickets m advance may do so from 2 to 5 p m Thursday and Friday at the club 5th Ave and 9th St S Memberships will also be available All members and guests welcome to an evening of fun TURKEYS Lilydale Graded A 20 Ibs. and over Ib. HAMS Whole 14- tally cotked Swifts or Burns Milk River Belles n' Beaux square dance club will hold a New Year s Eve party Dec 31 in the Erie Rivers School Women are asked to bring something to compliment turkey and ham buns and pickles supplied by the club All square dancers welcome HIGHER RATE Between 1961 and 1971 Can- ada s female population rose 28 1 per cent compared with a male increase of 27 2 per cent WeeWhimsy MONTHLY Dishes TV. Maid Phones HILLSIDE PLAZA Apartment-Motel 9740 106 Street 429-3353 GENUINE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIRCH FIREWOOD J DRY. SMOKELESS CLEAN. HOT BURNING 90 cord split Outside stacking smaller lols available on riquesi for more Information phone 329-4941 J Wegenest J Wegenest ill be sent the original art for h 11 quote nd s quotation 10 this paper Send y ANNOUNCING CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP of the BEAUTIQUE BEAUTY SALON To Miss Colleen SandforrJ Who has a fully qualified staff in all phases of Beauty Culture Miss Sandford is very much looking forward to meeting all the old and new customers of the Beautique Colleen Sandford BEAUTIQUE BEAUTY SALON 724 23rd Street North Phone 328-5335 Bologna or Garlic Rings Burns. Ib A QC Garlic Coil Ib 99 Chuck C Roasts Ib TuffysNuts A AA s and Bolts 9 SQO 8 7oz pkg fc forUV 2 8 Canned AOA Hams 289 Nabob Mincemeat 44 oz jar California 99' J29 A 2 Swifts or Maple Leaf 24 oz Ivory Liquid Detergent 32 oz 99 8 Betty Crocker 8 Angel Pood Mix COO 8 Confetti Plain V S Canada No. 2 Potatoes 20Ib bag Celery Stalks Canada No 1 Ib J39 D'AnJou Ib We reserve the right to limit quantities. CURRIES FOODSI 1516 -9th Between Open every Day Including Sundays. Here's wishing friends extra yardage on holiday joy. Special thanks. FANNY'S FABRIC FACTORY L6THBRIDGE LTD.- 1239 2nd Avenue S. Lethbrldge CHINOOK PENSIONERS SENIOR CITIZENS LADIES AUXILIARY WINNERS DOOR Mrs Eva Ave A S GROCERY Art Cutforth Box Vulcan COFFEE Mrs Mona 440 19th St N Robert 2421 10th Ave N RUG- Zelma Bohne 722 18th St S jack 2oth St S 1st CAKE- Ed 921 9th St S 2nd Mrs Katie 1417 3rd Ave S. POODLE Mrs Vera Murray 314 17th St N Our Sincere Thaiks lo all who helped in any way that made our Tea Bazaar a tremendous suc- cess O Come Let Us Adore Christ the Lord You are sincerely invited to attend the following Christmas services at the Lethbndge SALVATION ARMY CITADEL 1302 4th AvenueS. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7 Dec. 23 Rally Night 7 Dee. 30 ;