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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 24, 1970 Balmy clay for Santa Anyone still hoping for fresh for Christmas can forget UK low pressure system re- spoirible for the strong wester- ly winds which hit southern Al- yesterday, has not shift- ed. The forecast is for sunny skies and strong winds from the west, gustiiig to 50 m.p.h. Today and Christmas Day should have daytime tempera- tures near 40 above, dropping down only slightly to about 25 night. The chance of any piecipitation is negligible. Wednesday's high and low temperatures were 27 degrees and four degrees. COUNTDOWN What could be handier than- a clock on the Christmas tree when a girl is wailing for Santa to come sliding down chimney? Susan Bennelt of Leth- is not only prepared to count off the hours until the old gentleman's arrival, but afso looks as if she has found a good hiding place behind the tree to spy on Sarvta as he distributes his presents. Susan may have a long wait. As everyone knpws, all good itHle boys and girls must be sound asleep before old Santa will make his ap- Give a life for Christmas Give a life for Christmas. That's the suggestion of Insp. Bill West, of the city police. To do this "we must police ourselves, not only when it comes to partaking of alcoholic beverages but in the operation of our vehicles every day. "Make sure your vehicle is in good condition for winter driving. Always remove the snov; and ice from car win- dows before starting out. Do not over-drive your ability. "This festive season 'Police Yourself.' Have a good holiday. Give a life for Christmas." Correction In the Cup of Milk fund list of donations carried on page two of Wednesday's Herald, a gift of was. stated as being from the Gilbert Pater- son Junior High School. It should have been listed from Gilbert Paterson Elementary' School students. The Herald regrets any em- barrassment this error might have caused. financial aid There are about persons social assistance payments ir receiving financial assistance i December from the city's so- from the department of social cial service department. For these people, Christmas purchases are made on a tight Grassy Lake. Another group of 170 received development's Lethbridge cf- fice this Christmas. Not all the recipients reside budget. The department of so- in the city. The region extends cial development at one time from Nan'ton south to the bsr-! issued a special Christmas der and from Waterton to' voucher, but this was discon- tinued about five years ago when the department instituted regular payments for personal incidentals. Mothers with dependent chil- dren, the aged and the dis- abled are eligible for the 510 monthly payment. Heads of families receive regardless of the number of children. The {Lied payment for all sizes of families is made on the basis of larger families receiv- ing greater assistance through federal family allowance cheques. Persons who fall into the cat- EDDY DIETRICH QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC IETHBRIDGE egory of unemployed employ- ables do not usually get the voucher for personal inciden- tals, although they may in spe- cial circumstances. The department also assists the Salvation Army to some ex- tent in gathering names for the list of families receiving the Army's Christmas hampers. While the department will not release names of those persons receiving assistance, they do tell persons they know need a helping hano. at Christmas that the Army is the agency to con- tact. The city's social service de- partment docs give a list of names to the Salvation Army, but the families are asked first for permission. Occasionally someone declines, but most families give their consent. About 40 names were sub- mitted this year, including the ages of the children in the family, so that any gifts in- cluded in the hamper would be appropriate. increases of collision ASHPHALT PAVING SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ud. PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 This frosty fellow brings our holiday wishes and many thanks for all your trust. AND WORtD OF SHOES ON SIXTH STREET The Alberta Safety Council rale1 of thumb for the 1970 fes- tive season is "no doubles for drivers." Safety council surveys indi- cate alcohol consumption is in- volved in 50 per cent of fatal accidents and the chances of causing an accident rise steep- ly with the amount of alcohol a driver has in his blood stream. A legal blood alcohol content of 80 milligrams of alcohol to 100 millilitres of blood (breath- alyzer reading of .08) still means a driver's chances of causing an accident are five times more than normal. Alberta Safety Council gener- al manager R. P. Lawrence said the best way to avoid trouble is to refrain from drinking. "If one does drink, limit them to one drink per liour and then wait at least one hour after the last one before driving, remem- bering a double drink is equiva- lent to two he said. The council stresses hosts can assist drivers in refraining or liititing their drinking by offer- ing a free choice of non alco- holic beverages, especially for that final "one for the road." Games, dancing, and other ac- tivities will take the cental fo- cus from alcohol consumption and a variety of party snacks, followed by something hot and filling near the end of the eve- ning will go a long way to en- sure the guests will arrive home safely. "A good way to help people remain in control of their drink- ing is if they will be driving later to close the bar an hour or so before people begin to said Mr. Lawrence. Chamber protests CP plans The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce has voiced strong opposition to CP Rail plans to close down the local divisional point and move the staff to Calgary. Medicine Hat chamber presi- dent Tom Sissons said elimina- tion of Medicine Hat as a divi- sional point and the transfer of the superintendent's office to Calgary can only have adverse effects on the local community and rail service to the area. He said centralization of fa- cilities in Calgary is bound to produce a reduction in the number of inter-city travellers and a consequent loss to the CPR itself. MERRY CHRISTMAS from RAY at the YORK HOTEL COFFEE SHOP 3rd Ave. and 13th St. N. Phone 328-4144 WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 p.m. December 24th (CHRISTMAS EVE) 'til 9 a.m. December 26th (BOXING DAY) HOME AWAY FROM HOME-While many persons will be unable to spend Christmas at home this year, several groups, individuals and institutions are doing Iheir best to spread the spirit of the festive season among shut-ins. Here, left to right, Ida Everson, Jack Ingham, Mildred Dobbs, Eda Castles, Ben. Martin and Mabelle Bryans have a chin-wag at the gaily-decorated Edith Cavell Nursing Home. Round of activities held for shut-ins By JIM MAYBIE Staff Writer While many citizens are scur- rying about preparing for their Christmas others are tailing time cut to bring some joy and happiness to those who are not fortunate enough to get into the full swing of things. Patients in Lethbridge Muni- cipal Hospital, St. Michael's General Hospital, the Let h- bridge Auxiliary Hospital, the Edith Cavell and Devon nurs- ing homes and residents of the Golden Acres and Green Acres lodges are getting a sample of the activities of the festive sea- son. Several groups and individu- als are giving freely of their time and talents to bring a little joy into these institutions and homes. And the institutions themselves are doing their part by providing Christmas decora- tions, special meals and favors and by co-ordinating programs of entertainment. There have been so many groups and individuals visiting the establishments of late that often the patients and residents are treated to as many as three programs a day. The list of participants in eludes church groups, service clubs, school groups and pre- school groups, brownies, soror- ities, student nurses, individu- als and others. They sing carols, folk songs, they play musical instruments, the, visit, they party. And of course. Santa Claus hunseit shows up now and then. The Lelhbridge Municipal Hospital is gaily decorated wim Christmas trees and many ori- ginal decorations done by staff and patients. Christmas Eve, Santa Claus win pay his annual visit leaving gifts for all the children on pediatrics as well as for some of the adult patients. Some of the children will be able to make use of two walk- ers and gym sets, Rifts from the Major Jack Ross chapter of the IODE. The ladies auxili- ary to the LMH has given gifts of two television sets to the pediatrics ward and the wo- men have spent many hours making attractive tray favors for the Christmas meal. Christinas dinner will include the traditional feeds such as turkey, candy and Christmas cake, according to what diet the patient may have. Trays will he decorated with Christ- mas serviettes and tray covers. The Candy Stripers who wish to spend extra time at the hos- pital over the holiday season will be around to provide extra services to the patients. The Salvation Army will make its annual visit to patients in the hospital and will distri- bute its Sunshine Bags. The scene is much the same at St. Michael's. Decorations- abound. Several groups have already been through the hospi- tal carolling. The Salvation Army has distributed its Sun- shine Bags and provided a pro- gram for patients. Santa Claus will arrive. Christmas Eve with gifts for everyone. The ladies auxiliary to the hospital is providing lovs for the pediatrics ward and has made tray favors for Christmas Day. Midnight Mass will be cele- brated at a.m. Christmas Day. The hospital is full this year, heavier than in the past. No operations, except emergencies, have been scheduled for Dec. 24 to 28. The hospital generally will be operating with a skele- ton, though adequate, staff. Many carollers and enter- tainers have also been through the auxiliary hospital and Hie Gospel Singers put on a party and luncheon for the patients Christmas dinner and a pro- gram of entertainment w er e scheduled for the Green Acres lodge Wednesday and for t h e Golden Acres lodge today. The residents and staff members participated. A total of 14 groups of en- tertainers were scheduled to appear at the lodges between Dec. 15 and 23 with a few be- fore that. The ladies auxiliary is pro- riding fruit baskets for the resi- dents. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served on dressed up trays. Relatives and friends are invited to share the meal with some of the shut- ins. The Edith Cavell Nursing Home looks like Santa, his helpers and all the reindeer pitched in to decorate the prem- ises. Entertainment for the sea- son started Dec. 5. A lot of teenagers have participated in spreading the spirit of Christ- mas to the delight of the resi- dents. A staff party was held in the home and Santa looked after the 56 children who recalling for the elderly pa-1 tails earlier Christmases. Santa Claus will return Christ- mas Eve willi presents for the patients and a program is planned to fill the evening with as much joy and happiness as possible. A couple of groups a day visit the patients to entertain With songs, music and chit-chat. Turkey with the trimmings will be served the patients and their mates or closest friends. At the Devon Nursing Home much the same activity has been going on. Over the past two weeks there have been a dozen differ- ent activities pertaining to Christmas. There have been church services, choirs, carol- lers, a kindergarten group, school choir, a 60-girl choir from Coaldale. The East Neigh- borhood Club of the Warner district provided each patient with a gilt, a practice they have been carrying out for a number of years. Trees, wreaths, holly and a little mistletoe decorate the premises. Santa visited the home Sun- day, slightly ahead of schedule (he has so many children to look after Christmas Eve that he can't take care of all Ihs adults at the same time and presented the patients with a gift and Christmas stocking (he had some help from the ladies The staff had a Christmas party and instead of giving each other presents made do- nations totalling to the Cup of Milk fund. Patients and guests did likewise and their donations to the Cup of Milk fund totalled Christmas morning there will be a special service. Each pa- tient will be able to invite a guest to share in the later Christmas dinner. From this survey it is evi- dent there are a lot of Leth- bridge and district residents concerned and thinking about the shut-ins, the ill and the lonely and they are doing their best by demonstrating the trua meaning of Christmas. Your NEW Authorized Dealer for JEEP TRUCKS AND STATION WAGONS UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. 5. Phone 327-1418 SMILEY'S PLUMBING GIASS UNED WATER HEATERS AND UP Phone 328-2176 Only the Best to you and yours at Ynktide! STERLING SHOES LTD. 320A 6th St. S. Ph. 327-3344 Winners of the Lethbridge Downtown Businessmen's Association (D.B.A.) Christmas Gift Draw 3 Arrow Terracotta Perma-lron Dress Shirts from McGuire't Men's Wear Robert Hamilton, Lethbridge Bouquet of Flowers from the Marquis Flower Shop Mrs. Fred Henderson, Coalhurst Lady's Tote Bag from Frank Walker's Men's Clothes Mrs. Marie Morris, Purple Springs Pair of Men's Fortrel Washable Dress Pants from John Black's Men's Shop Dale Jensen, Lelhbridge Bunny Hood from Canalian Furriers Sheila and Denied Schweigerl, Lelhbridge Pair of tody's Red Carpet Shoes from Red Carpel and Benefit Shoes Mrs. Ingrid Reule, Hardieville SI0.00 Bouquet of Flowers from Fraches Flower Shop Mrs. Mary Peterson, Warner Pair of Boys' or Girls' Busier Brown Shoes from Don Wilson's Junior's Shop Mrs. Duncan, Lethbridge 510.00 Gift Certificole from Fraser's Fabrics Pat Coutls, Lelhbridgo Bunny Hood from Canadian Furriers Mary Ann Crawford, Lethbridge 510.00 Bouquet of Flowers from the Marquis Flower Shop Marlene McCarlcr, Taber 510.00 Gift Certificate from Marshall Wells Mrs. Ed Gross, Grassy Lake Bunny Hood from Canadian Furriers Margil Rach, Coaldale SI0.00 Gift Certificate from Imperial Women's Wear Mrs. Hope Olsen, Warner Boys' or Girls' Go-Go Watch from tho lebern Jewellery Company and Sandy's Jewellery Max Bradshaw, Lethbridgo Pair of tady's lisa Deb Dress Shoes from Camm s Shoos Enid Gaskell, tclhbriclge Black Beaded or Silver Beaded Evening Bog from Sterling Shoes tld. Enid Lelhbridge tady's Pearl Dinner Ring from the Peerless Jewellery Company and Sandy's Jewellery Mr. K. Pasloor, lethbridge n CL 510.00 Bouquet of l-iowers from rtacniis i iCwer Mrs. J. K. Peterson, Clarcsholm 510.00 Bouquet of Flowers from the Marquis Flower Matthies, Coaldcile. Girls' Silver Gold Cardinal Watch from Cardinal Watches and Sandy's Jewellery-Mrs. Janet Binns, lelhbridge. Kodak Instamatic Camera from Sfokes Drug Store Frances Mantler, Lelhbridge. Man's Alpaca Sweater Choice of color, size and style from Gentlemen III-A. T. Taylor, Lolhbiidge. RCA Victor Portable Radio from Hoyl's Charlie Cox, Raymond. Sanyo Cassette Tape Recorder from Bert and Mac'! Record Bar-Linda Marchuk, lethbridge. Man's 3-position Black Vinyl Recliner from Eaton j Wally lee, lelhbridge. 12-inch Philco Black and While Portable TV set from the Philco Corp. and Bokcr Appliances Mrs. Teresa Simpson, Bow Island. ;