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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 23, 1971 Tin1 inclining of Christmas Different things to different people riy nir SWIII.MIT Writer Chrislnuis, t h f traditional rdrbraliim of the birth of C'hrist. has always hold sway with all, and true to human na- ture, lias probably meant dif- ferent things to different pco-1 plo throuph the ages. A trip through a mall in the city during the hustle and j bustle of season readiness proves one tiling change arc .-ynonymous and this is many arc doing whether they like it or not. Kick Morcnm of Fernio said the real meaning of Christmas has diminished for most peo- ple. His wife Phyllis suggested it was a time for "ho ho lie" and presents under the tree. Three-y e a r-old Dariellc just j plain likes the season. Hazel Gibh of Hillspring likes it because she gets to have all her family together. "That's the nicest part." She said it Ls getting too com- mercialized hut "we let it get that way." Rhonda Gibh dfxsn't like the Santa's helpers, suggest- ing they detract from Christ- mas for everybody. They don't put feeling into their jobs. Lawrence Gibb. pondering j the question between bites of I popcorn, philosophized that Christmas is both good and bad. "It gives pleasure and satis- faction for children in telling their friends what they re- ceived for Christmas but for i other children, it brings sorrow I in that, they can't tell people! what they got." he said. "It's too bad money has to be a barrier to Christmas joy fur some." liod Picrson of Beazcr stated pointedly, "It all is giving gifts." Clark Robinson of Fort Mac- leod wouldn't change anything. He feels the religions sig- nificance of Christmas is a thing of the oast for many vouths. "It seems like a good lime to get together to spread goodwill and fellowship and in this maybe still serves a purpose." Bonnie Robinson wondered if even-body wasn't missing the :me meaning of the festive [season. "It seems to be get- ting more commercial and more expensive each year." Doreen Jensen of Taber, mother of two, said it is a good j time, it slill has a religious sig- nificance and it holds more en- joyment for her because of her children. She considers the merchants in all stores take advantage of the situation to charge more for the articles they sell which is the reason she always picks from the Ijottom of the pile. Marcy Swanston claims ev- lerything about Christmas is All public services in the city will begin operating on a re- stricted holiday schedule Fri- day. I Sfres will close Christmas i Eve by 6 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday morning. Several drug stores will be open at various times through- out the entire weekend to ac- commodate emergency pre- scription and other services. City transit's holiday sched- ule will go into effect Crhistmas j Day and will extend u n t i 1 j Tuesday morning. During this j period, there will be hourly bus j service between p.m. and i Friday will be the last day for milk delivery in the city. Nor- mal deliveries will resume Monday. Theatres will be open on slightly restricted schedule. services Movies will be shown as usu- al Christmas Eve but there will be no shows Saturday after- noon. The regular schedule will re- sume Saturday night. The Sir Alexander Gait Mu- seum will close Friday after- noon and will reopen Wednes- day morning. Recreation department facili- ties will be open every day ex- cept Christmas with an in- crease in the number of free activities during the holiday period from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7. There will be no mail de- livery in Letbbridge and sur- rounding area for five days during tte Christmas-New Year's holiday period. The no-delivery days are: Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Dec. 28, Jan. 1, and Jan. 3. commercialized but still it is a nice time of the year. People seem to be nice to each other goodwill is not really a myth. Kay Tamura of Picture Butte also feels Christmas is too commercialized. The over-all spirit of Christmas is still with us it is something which will never fade completely. Doreen Miller is one who really is enjoying the season. "I enjoy it more this year be- cause the kids are growing up and I realize they soon won't be she said. "I actually enjoy buying their gifts." Mrs. Miller pointed to one as- pect of Christmas, the lack of festive lighting on many houses, and wondered why as she munched on a hot dog. Greg Goodman feels there is not too much left in Christmas to do with religior but it really is a kind of a nice time of the year. Brenda Fraser, 13, says Christmas doesn't mean as much to her because she has grown up and Santa Claus doesn't mean as much as he used to. The "kiddies excitement" no longer means as much as the tnie Christmas spirit does now, she said. Isabelle Paunovic. 13, also says it is not as exciting as it used to be. "We know what we are going to get and it always is useful. "People still have the Christ- mas spirit of giving which is still the best part cf the sea- son." READYING FOR THE CURTAIN-Preporations for the Allied Arts Council's pantomime presentation of Old King Cole have reached the dress rehearsal stage. The play opens Boxing Day at the Yates Memorial Centre. There will be five shows during the three-day run, Sunday and Monday at and p.m. and Tuesday at p.m. Winston Jones stars in the play which is written, choreographed and directed by Muriel Jolliffe. Search spreads for missing city girl The search continues for Dawn Mueller. 17. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mueller, 2810 6th Ave. S. Miss Mueller was reported missing after she failed to re- turn home from a movie at the College Mall Cinema the evening of Dec. 11. "The gfol has disappeared I without a a city police I official said. "We have notified police de- partments across Canada as well as American authorities about the missing girl, and have asked their help in find- ing her." Miss Mueller is described as five feet, 714 inches tall with a stocky build, brown shoulder- length hair, hazel-colored eyes i and a fair complexion. She has a paralyzed left eye- Deficiency payment is Alberta sugar beet growers j have received a deficiency pay- ment of for the 1970 crop year. The C a n a d i a n payment amounted to A deficiency payment hinges around a national sugar beet price of S15.9I1 per ton. Lalovec Jensen, president o( the Alberta Sugar Beet Grow- ers Association, said a payment is made it the price of sugar in Canada drops to a point which will return the farmer less than S15.98 per ton of beets on a national level. This ton should produce 250 pounds of sugar. He said beet growers to Al- berta produced an average of 236 pounds of sugar per ton of beets so the deficiency pay- ment was set at 81 cents per ton of beets. The payment for the full 250 pounds of sugar per Ion of beets as a basis for the deficiency payment is 86 cents per ton. He said the price of sugar on the retail level sets the price lid and is subject to faintinu spells. She was reported to he very reserved and emotional. When last seen Miss Mueller I was wearing a blue hooded Nor-; wegian parka, white cord pants I and brown boots. j Anyone with information i about the missing girl is asked to phone the city police at 328- i 4444. j the farmsr gets for the beets. Ws in turn sets the deficiency payment. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS IINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 "Hi! I'm Jack Moore, your local Hertz Agency Manager, and these are just a few of the brand new cars and trucks we've got lined up for you. We've also got some fresh, new ideas about service for you, too. Come on in and see Look what we can put on the road for you! "Got a business or pleasure trip coming up? We can send you off In style! Just tell us when you want to leave, and we'll have a brand new Ford all ready and waiting! Need a sturdy Ford truck to tide you over a busy period, or to replace'one of your own trucks? We've gotjustthe equipment you need. Brand We won't let you down on the road! "We give our cars and trucks a scrupulous 19-point safety and performance check before each and every rental." We've got you covered, too! "When you're in one of our cars you're covered by a million dollars worth of public liability insurance-free. Plus unlimited fire and theft insurance, too." Rent it Here- Leave it There "You can rent a car or truck In Lethbrfdgs and drop it off in more than 40 other cities without extra We can have a car for you anywhere in the world. "Call us and we can have a car waiting for you anywhere in the world through the Hertz free world-wide reservations system." Around the world Hertz rents 6 million cars a year. One at a time. Jack Moore Moore's Esso Service 3rd Avenue and 21st St. (403) 327-4038 Jack Moore, Hertz Agency Manager, Lethbridge ;