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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta A village in England. Urbanization threatens villages By PETER STUART Christian Science Monitor CASTLE England This medieval Cotswold hamlet is every tourist's vision of an English village. Ginger-colored stone cot- as tilting and tiny as children's tumble down the slopes of Parsonage Wood to a gurgling brook. So secluded was Castle Combe that when in 1962 it was voted village in none of its 486 startled residents even knew it had been nominated. the peaceful isolation of centuries has been broken. Coachloads of tourists wedge their way through the village's lone artery simply The And the creaky charm of the 13th-century Castle Inn is jaded by rock music from the next door. But judged by some of England's other Castle Combe is well off. It does not suffer heavy property or depopulation. At least not yet. All these things cutting edge of the bigness and brusqueness of modern urban society are plac- ing the of the traditional English village in peril warns the Council for the Protection of Rural Englishman and a host of visitors From abroad derive pleasure in rediscovering the beauty of the country with the color but they are finding it increasingly dif- ficult to compose a picture of rural England without including one or another of the discordant symbols of our advancing civilization in the Focus that color for on the of Fernhill in Surrey. Fernhill has no no no and soon may have no population. The village is dying of noise. The runway of London's No. 2 airport at Gatwick is aimed straight at and many of the remaining noise-drenched residents want to convert the place to warehouses and flee. Precisely the opposite fate awaits hamlets clustered around the site of London's proposed third airport near the Essex coast. Pebble-dashed villages with picturesque names such as Great Wakering and Burnham- on-Crouch will be engulfed by a new of Road is destroying English often quite literally. Massive trucks from the English Channel ferry ports at Dover and Folkestone leave many villages in Kent undermin- ed not to men- tion aesthetically. highways throughout despairs the rural many a quiet village street has become series of petrol filling roadside and lorry The tarnished glories of village still lure urban Britons. More than 1 million have resettl- ed in the countryside in the past 20 just ahead of the proper- ty developers. A typical development target- Jevington in population 132 Jevington is a picture- postcard village nestled in the slant-hilled South Downs. But a proposed project of 15 on three acres threatens a development wave. More common than the problems of are the problems ot depopulation. Four- fifths of Englishmen lived in the countryside in only one-fifth do so today. In the thatched-roof village of Hawkedon in West more than half of the approxir ely 100 inhabitants are aged Modernization destroys tranquility pensioners. The village school closed four years ago with just one child on the rolls. There are too few able-bodied men even to field a cricket team1. A recent government study paints a similar pic- ture of decline in villages in many parts of Britain. soft the music of those village the 18th-century poet William Cowper once rhapsodized. And how much softer they grow. 1 Plumptre tops list Most newsworthy Canadians chosen By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor Beryl Plumptre is the lands-down choice as Canada's most newsworthy woman of in a vote by 120 women's and family editors of icwspapers and radio stations. They matched their vote for .he chairman of the food jrices review board with mother for the rise in food GAMES __ BLACKOUT _ ELKS LODGE ROOM EVtRYfflUftS.-JD.nL prices as the news story of the year of most immediate con- cern to women. The annual poll by The Canadian Press asks the editors to choose people in several categories whom they consider to have made the most news. The vote is not based on merit or achieve- ment simply on newsworthiness. Mrs. Plumptre was chosen in the. public affairs category as well as in the general woman of the year category. Other choices Karen Margaret literature and .Anne entertainment. APPOINTED IN MAY Mrs. Plumptre was ap- pointed to her post at the end of and has lived in a storm of controversy since then. CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S 13th St. indJth Awa. M. 28th O'CLOCK 4th Mi In 7 Owiy S CARDS FOR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT IN N08. LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH WEEKLY bnAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Under 19 Not Allowed by ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB The board was set up to look at food study food marketing practices and report to the House of Com- mons and the public on fin- dings. Mrs. Plumptre's salary and the need to have such a board at all have been questioned by members of Parliament. Many of the board's reports and Mrs. Plumptre's comments on them have been criticized by consumer groups and food in- dustry spokesmen. She is an economist who has been president of the Con- sumers' Association of president of The Vanier Institute of the Family and economic consultant to several government agencies. Food prices themselves became a matter of headline concern when they began to rise faster than they have in and faster than the rest of the cost-of-living which has taken its biggest jump since 1951. Monthly food price lead by reached a peak in the to ease off slightly in the fall. But November's cost-of-living in- reported by Statistics indicates they will end the year with a bang. WON THREE GOLDS Skater Karen a 20-year-old girl from North Vancouver who became 1973 world figure-skating cham- pion. She won three gold medals at the world cham- pionships in in March. Since thep she has turned pro .with Ice Capades to earn a reputed a year for three years. Anne Murray's name is on the list for the fourth con- secutive year. She kept busy during 1973 with an NBC Trudeau home spruced up OTTAWA Work is nearing completion on a ma- jor renovation of .the prime minister's official residence. About is being spent on basic construction and alte- and so far been allocated for new fur- nishings. The work includes renova- tion of the small self- contained living unit upstairs which three successive prime ministers have used to get away from the part of the House. A new picture window and other are being a special plus specials in Sweden and Ger- and with personal appearances. Her hit single Danny's was No. 1 in Canada's record and reached No. 5 on U.S. trade ratings. She received the Associa- tion of Canada Television and Radio Artists award for the best TV variety performance on Canadian television. Margaret chosen in the literature category for the second continued to gar- ner international recognition. Two the novel Sur- facing and a poetry Power published earlier in were published in the United States this and both made the New York Times best books list. a book on Canadian literature published late in created a stir that kept Miss Atwood in the news well into with its theory that the central theme in Canadian literature is survival. The book is to be published in the U.S. Miss Atwood will open 1974 as the first Canadian to go to Russia in a cultural exchange involving writers. She will travel there for a month in return for the current visit to Canada by Soviet poet 'VavffAnv prime minister draw wordly attention By CAROL KENNEDY Canadian Press Staff Writer An indomitable grand- mother at the head of an em- battled country and a newly- married princess of Europe's oldest ruling monarchy re- main the focus of fascinated attention after holding much of the limelight during 1973. Israel's 75-year-old Prime Minister Golda who doggedly guided her people through their fourth war with the Arab has been compared in the British press with Winston Churchill in the Second World War. An opinion poll in Britain for the first time placed her ahead of the Queen in a list of most admired women. At year's she faced a national election amid ap- parent apathy from war- weary voters. Worse than that was the fear she confided to British politician writer Richard Grossman of another Arab at- tack waiting when I know each night that Egyptian President Sadat may choose to press the Princess Anne's November wedding to cavalry Capt. Mark an Olympic equestrian and now an in- structor at Sandhurst Military provided television viewers around the world with a feast of vicarious romance and Puritanian pageantry. It also gave Britons a much- needed booster shot of gaiety amid encircling industrial and economic gloom. STILL PLANS TO RIDE Married life may take the Queen's independent-minded daughter more out of public circulation and but she probably will continue her sporting com- peting with Mark in equestrian events unless im- pending motherhood should rule that out. The couple meanwhile followed their Caribbean honeymoon in December with their first official tour through parts of Latin America. On the women's liberation had a slow year. Anne publicly declared her lack of sympathy for the movement in a television in- terview. In a controversial book called The Female Prin- Greek author Ariana Stassinopulos lambasted liberation attempts to change the status quo on the grounds women already had inherent supremacy. She attacked pioneers like Germaine Greer and Betty Friedan as. One unlikely liberationist in 1973 was Angela Hernandez who ran into conflict with Spanish bullfighting authorities over their refusal to grant her a licence as a matador. She claimed their edict contravened a 1961 law granting equal professional rights to both sexes and bullfight fans are hotly divid- ed on the issue. BESET BY WATERGATE women in the limelight tended to fall into a more traditional mould. Pat Nixon and her Julie had the year's most unenviable task trying to THE BETTER HALF put' a brave face on the Watergate storm that threatened to engulf Richard Nixon's presidency. Another political wife thrust into a hot seat was Betty a home-loving former dancer who said in an inter- view she does not want Vice- President Gerald Ford to become though the possibility clearly hovers around the White House. As U.S. second Mrs. says she hopes to something for the Canada was set to in- augurate a new first lady in January with the succession of Ambassador Jules Leger as governor-general. Montreal- born Gaby witty and fluently seems cer- tain to add fresh sparkle to Rideau Hall social gatherings. In the world of enter- movie star Elizabeth Taylor made up her off-and-on quarrel with fifth husband Richard Burton after a spell in hospital and the scrapping of divorce plans was celebrated with Burton giving her yet another gigantic diamond. Instrumental in Britain's biggest political scandal in a decade was Irish-born call- girl Norma whose liaisons helped bring the resignation of two govern- ment Lords Lambton and Jellicoe. Ireland produced two other notorious women in the sisters Dolours and Marion who with six men were sentenced to life imprison- ment by a British court for the terrorist bombings in London last March. Ann Landers Dear Ann Several months ago you asked girls who had given up their virginity to write and tell you how they felt about it. I couldn't bring myself to put my thoughts down on paper but I am ready now. I'd like to say I didn't give in because was doing The girls I went to high school with weren't bragging in they were doing just the opposite. They were lying in their pretending they were when aqtually they were I lost my virginity at 15 and now I feel rotten about it. My dropped me after stringing me along for nearly four years. The relationship is over and the pain is but I still feel used. Now I am 20 and hurting from a second af- fair. When you as we used to call you lose a lot of respect for and that hurts worse than anything. You try to hold on to the guy by catering to his but it never works. By the time you figure out that a relationship based strictly on sex is no you're a loser no matter how you look at it. I'm sure a lot of girls are not ME. It's cool to do it if you feel like and if you really care about the guy it's not cheap or keep kidding yourselves. My best friend operated along those lines for years and she was just ditched by Number 15. That poor kid in every two weeks. She's so vulnerable it's pathetic. I know this letter is too long to but maybe if you will print a part of it will help open a few eyes. Thank you. A Formerly Cool Cat With A Million Regrets Dear Here's your By Barnes has my scarf and my husband's Ski mishaps plague women letter all ot u. i hope the girls who see themselves in this column will face up to the truth. If you don't feel good about whatever it is that you're it's wrong. Thanks for sharing. Dear Ann To- day my parents took my pet away because too many neighbors complained that he barked all the time. He also nipped a little kid but it was nothing serious. The lady who complained the most lives next door. She should be the last one to com- plain about anything. She has a mentally retarded boy who is always walking around out- side with most of his clothes off. Even in the winter. Last December he was out almost every in the without no jacket or cap. Everyone keeps pulling his pants up and taking him home. Once when we had company he wandered into our living room without any pants at all. There is nothing you can do about our dog but will you please tell us what we can do about this woman's Spokeimai For The Neighborhood Dear The mother of that child has her hands full. I believe it would be an act of kindness if your mother had a chat with her and suggested that she keep the doors locked for the child's protection as well as out of consideration for the neighbors. If the mother is not amenable to your Mom should call the local chapter for Retarded Children. Someone should intervene for the child's sake. That woman needs counselling. Dear ABB A cer- tain person in our office says to everybody who walks in the door. If he doesn't he will follow that individual around and keep repeating mor- until he gets an answer. It's not that I am but I can't stand to hear 300 times in 15 minutes. some mor- nings I don't happen to feel like saying or anything else. What can I do about Not Even MomiBf It Good Dear Nothing annoys a morning sourpuss like an ultra-cheerful character. But your chances of getting Mr. Sunshine to cut down the happy voltage are mighty slim. Those types are unflap- pable. If you'd get to bed an hour earlier you might feel better. Try it. ______ TORONTO -Children under 16 and women are prime candidates for skiing reports a Toronto doctor. He says more than 50 per cent of the cases he has treated in skiing accidents have been under 16 and many others are women. His fin- dings tally closely with a recently published report in the U.S. by orthopedic sur- geon Dr. Arthur a ski expert. His study shows that six out of every skiers will suffer injuries this winter and among women .and the rate rises to 25 per MUSEUM The newest of Canada's na- tional museums is the Museum of Science and opened in Ottawa Your Stubb's Pharmacy Ltd. for Fast-Fast Service Just leave your Kodacolor Film at your' King Size and you will receive as an Extra Bonus A FREE Photo 1506 9th 5. Phont 328-5512 ;