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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Lrecvmovr to, i nc LC I nBHiuur: MtHALU -The Herald Family Lynne Van Luven Confessions of gifts in kind Since New Year's Day, that traditional time for confession of old short-comings and firm-chinned resolutions to do better, looms on the horizon, I had better 'fess up. Recent allegations of journalistic corruption, greed and veniality ai the level (exalted indeed) of the Ottawa press gallery have me worried. Supposing, when I get to that big newsroom in the sky, St. Peter (wearing a smudged printer's apron) demands I give an accounting of my so-called professional self. How will I measure up? Supposing, through some quirk of fate, my character is investigated even before then? Will I disgrace the family name? With all these questions scuttling through the musty caverns of my mind, I sat down last night to do some serious pondering. And, after much soul-searching, I am pleased and proud to admit I have never accepted a bribe. However, before you jump to any conclusions about my sterling character or un-besmirched virtue, let me tell you something else: I have never had the opportunity to test my moral mettle against the ultimate temptation of being slipped a 'cinq' or a 'dix' on the side. In short, it is with great chagrin that I admit the following: not one single person has ever offered me a bribe to hush up a scandal or give them a plug in my immortal columns of prose. The humiliation of it all it would seem nobody is willing to pay out good money these days to keep their club name out of Community Calendar. And of course, as any of my esteemed colleagues will tell you, the implication for my career is clear, any journalist who hasn't been offered at least one chance at 'dirty money' in his or her career is simply a writer not worth their salt. The assump- tion is obvious: if nobody has offered you a bribe, it's because nobody thinks the power of your pen is anything to write home about. However, don't give up on me yet, dear reader. I just remembered- although I have never accepted money, I have taken that odious equivalent 'gifts in kind' It all began and you'll probably find the Biblical sym- bolism here a bit hard to swallow with a gift box of a dozen apples The apples, in another one of those brilliant promotional coups, were to alert Canada's Family and Women's Page writers of the presence of yet another new, miracle shampoo on the market an apple-scented one. In the same mail delivery, but under separate cover, we received samples of the shampoo, three bottles of the smelly stuff, (guaranteed to drive fruit flies wild with desire) for normal, dry and oily hair. Being new at corruption, Kathie MacLean and myself the total membership of The Herald Family Department did not hog the goodies, but shared the forbidden fruit with other newsroom reporters (who have a reputation for eating anything that's free) Then, in the afternoon, we received exactly the same items all over again obviously a generous mistake on the part of the computer who spindles out the mailing list We were more sparing in our sharing that time around. But wait, there was more. After that, we received two pounds of cranberries, just before Thanksgiving. And bottles of another shampoo, a sample of new perfume and an array of cereal from a conglomerate company. We accepted them all and began to wait for the daily mail distribution with greedy, itchy, hot palms eagerly outstretched. Who knows what goodies '75 will bring' One last confession to end this tale of veniality, corruption and greed' we took all these generous gifts under false pretenses we have not written one line to promote any of the products we so readily accepted. Who says a small-town daily can't compete with the sinful Big Boys Down East? I Community calendar The Monday night dance for the Southmmster learners' group will be cancelled for this occasion only. Mrs. Nance O'Mara will mark her 90th birthday Jan. 3. An open house celebration will be held throughout the day for friends and relatives at the home of her daughter and son- in-laws, Kaye and Murray Robison, 334 12th St. S. FAMILY FEUD A Corsican historian has re- port murders of vengeance in a family teud in 30 years. UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX BINGO Permit No. B21990 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29th p.m. EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. Mini Jackpot Won Each Week JACKPOT IN 51 NUMBERS Increase and one per week. 22 each or 5 Cards NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ALLOWED TO PLAY NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL And Deiire to Learn a Proletiion... WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER? We have 3 fully qualified full time mtructresses anc we teach all phases of beauty culture hair styling and culling bleaching, tinting and permanent waving You'll enjoy our new remodelled and air- conditioned school Fill Out Thil Coupon For More Information Alberta Beauty School 405 5th St. S. Lelhbrldge NAME ADDRESS CITY Payments Clatiet Starling Now Low Monthly Tuition I Corinne Marchand tired of facing unemployment line g Woman, 23, exchanges white collar for blue f By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer No traditional male occupations are sacred from invasion by the opposite sex, not even the smoky and dusty welding vocation. Some may be entering such vocations for the challenging and exciting prospect of taking on a task that very few women have attempted while others may be caught in the women's liberation fad and are out to prove a point. But Corinne Marchand is doing it for the money. The petite 23-year-old exchanged a white- collar and a social working career for a blue- collar future after facing unemployment for a few months and receiving low wages when working. The decision was not an easy one for the Medicine Hat resident since it meant both she and her husband Perry would have to travel to and from the Lethbridge Community College each day with very little income. They put on about miles in the fall semester to successfully complete a six-week course in welding at LCC. Mr. Marchand completed his second year of a three-year apprenticeship welding program and his wife finished the first of three six-week courses on route to a welding career. Mrs. Marchand must now attempt to convince an employer to hire her as an apprenticeship welder so she can obtain the practical ex- perience that is compulsory with each six-week course. An attempt to find employment in the welding field prior to enrolling at LCC was totally un- successful for the young women who doesn't consider herself mechanically inclined Madly turning want ad pages every evening in search of a welding job, Mrs. Marchand finally spotted a "Wanted Women Welders" ad one day. She soon found the ad was a misprint and the shop advertising was not looking for women to begin wearing its welding helmets. If she had obtained employment prior to enter- ing college, she would have qualified for the government apprenticeship program and a pay- ment of a week while taking the LCC welding course. During the past semester, they lived on the S113 a week her husband received under the program The welding future of Corinne Marchand looks bright. The 84 per cent mark on her final ex- amination, includes both written and practical tests, is bound to encourage employers to take her seriously and begin talking about a job. A year ago, she would have never dreamed of picking up a welding rod, or for that matter, be- ing anywhere near the smoke produced by a welder. "I am not going to get dirty and filthy. There is no she recalls telling her husband last year when he suggested she attend the college with him next year. Mr. Marchand says he made the suggestion in all seriousness because he felt the course would provide a knowledgable background for a welder's wife even if she decided not to pursue a career with the torch and arc. She added to discover whether she was suited to the welding trade this fall because the a month pay cheque her husband brought home each month was by far more acceptable to her financial aspirations than the pittance she says she would have made as a social worker even if employment was to be found. The move was not as easy as it may sound. "I didn't know anything. I didn't know where to she recalls. "I would strike an arc and scream." There was even that embarassing moment when a few stray sparks set her clothes on fire in the college shop. However, she is now beaming with pride at her success and is anxious for more advanced instruction. "I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do Mrs. Marchand says. Of course, just kicking around with the fellows was bound to help. Every day while commuting to the college, she listened to her husband and another appren- tice welder from that city discuss the fine points of welding and soon picked up "the lingo." Even during lunch and the breaks at LCC, she kicked around with welding students and as is usually the case when a group of people from one vocation get together the talk centres around the career they have chosen. And to Corinne Marchand, the launching of a welding career means a happy and prosperous New Year. Jewish students discuss abortion SASKATOON (CPJ Women should be allowed abortions despite the views of a woman's parents or the fetus' father, a meeting of 200 Jewish high school students has decided. The decision was made after presentations by the medical, legal and rabbinical sectors during a five-day meeting of Saskatchewan and Alberta members of Aleph Zadik Aleph, the B'nai B'nth Youth Organization. Rabbi Saul Diament of Saskatoon told the meeting that while the fetus is a poten- tial human being, Jewish belief holds that it possesses no soul Ben Goldstein, a Saskatoon lawyer, said interpretation of the word ''health" in justifications for abortion was a legal conundrum. love is... having someone to let it all out with. TMlUg US fat Off All r 1974 br Lai T.fnt CORRINNE MARCHAND, WITH HUSBAND PERRY AT LCC'S WELDING CLASS F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th ST N Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.OO or 254: Each Three 7 Number Games JACKPOT S200 Free Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children undir 16 no! illowad Study results beneficial link between smoking, heart attacks HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 326-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN New York Times Service NEW YORK Men under 65 who give up smoking cigarettes suffer fewer heart attacks and live longer than men who continue to smoke, according to results of a long- term study of residents of Framingham, Mass. The study also found that men over 65 who gave up cigarette smoking tended to live longer, though they did not reduce their chances of getting a heart attack. No scientific explanation for this biological difference among senior citizens was offered by the researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and Boston University who did the study Their findings, published in the December issue of Lancet, a medical journal published in London, are believed to be the first that document a beneficial link between quitting smoking and reducing the incidence of heart attacks. The researchers, Tavia Gor- don. Dr William B. Kannel, Daniel McGee and Dr. Thomas R. Bawber, said that previous reports from the Framingham and other studies have left "little doubt that cigarette smoking contributes significantly to the risk of disease and mor- tality Results of a recent federal study showed that a smoker for many years increases his chances for survival even if that person stopped smoking cigarettes relatively late in life Previous studies have' that if a smoker quits he improves his chances of avoiding lung cancer. The new evidence about heart attacks and longevity comes from follow-up ex- aminations among more than Framingham residents, aged 29 to 62, who two decades ago volunteered to participate in a long-term study designed to test how a wide variety of factors affected their health. In that interval, the Framingham study played a key role in helping medical and heart disease. Results of the study have been confirm- ed in several investigations elsewhere. Despite the Framingham study's contributions to public health, its continuing investigations were threaten- ed by federal budget cuts dur- ing the Nixon administration. The program was rescued when Boston University, aid- ed by private grants, assumed responsibility for carrying on the study. Medical researchers not connected with the study have said that its results, which have provid- ed a profile of how diseases affect the heart and blood vessels, could not have been duplicated without beginning a similar study elsewhere. Canned mackeral most nutritious HALIFAX (CP) Bob McClelland, marketing direc- tor for National Sea Products Ltd., says canned mackerel is one of the most nutritious fish available and one of the most economical protein foods in the country. It is also largely unknown. "Many consumers know and like salmon and tuna so well they have neglected to taste or even notice mackerel, which happens to be a member of the tuna he said. Canned mackerel can f l D Pro UPHOLSTERIN Prompt Service Reasonable! MODERN and ANTIQUE FURNITURE and AUTOMOBILES 1016 1st South, Lethbrldge PHONE 328-5257 or 327-3037 after 5 p.m. UPHOLSTERING be substituted in almost any tuna or salmon recipe at large savings per protein dollar. A seven-ounce can of mack- erel sells for a suggested retail price of 33 cents, or 4.7 cents an ounce. Consumers must pay 11.7 cents an ounce for tuna or 14 cents an ounce for sockeye salmon. Substituting 14 ounces of mackerel a week for 14 ounces of salmon would save a family of four about a year. Research also shows that if 14 ounces of mackerel are used in place of 14 ounces of stewing beef once a week the family can save a year. A 1973 study by the fisheries and marine service branch of Environment Canada says mackerel contains significant- ly more iron, vitaruin A, thiamine and ribofiavin than canned salmon or tuna, and has a protein content equivalent to salmon. Mackerel, like other seafoods, is more easily digestible than many clhcr forms of protein. When the researchers analyzed the data obtained from examinations of men in the study, they found that "men who were cigarette smokers at entry, and, who subsequently stopped, had coronary heart disease attack-rates which were half that experienced by those who continued to smoke Further, the researchers said, "overall mortality was also lower in men who had given up smoking than in men who continued to smoke." The researchers also reported: "Death-rates for men who had never smoked cigarettes, men reporting they had given them up, and men smoking only cigars or pipes at entry were nearly identical with each other and also with the death rate for men smoking one to 10 cigarettes per day Men smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day had higher death rates, but there is no distinct dose-response rela- tion with increasing amounts of cigarette smoking." Further, they found that death rate among those men who had quit smoking "was about three-quarters that of men who continued to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day." CASH BINGO TONIGHT, SATURDAY O'CLOCh HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A JIM Blackout pliyfd lor lill won tvary Siturdiy plus Numbir Jickpols JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards lor or each (Located Next to No 1 Firehall) ANNOUNCEMENT The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Albert and Hattie Pearson 1520 3rd Ave N showed their love and appreciation as tney gave a surprise dinner party at the "Elks Lodge recently All celebrated the 45th anniversary of Albert and Maine and Albeft s Family members attending came from Whitehorse. Yukon Houston. B.C.. Calgary and Lethbridge Bright New Year Wishes it be prosperous for you and yours. We ivisli lots oj happiness and health, and extend our deep gratitude. From the management and Staff of in INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLING: For Appointments u 327-0150 Across Irom Gait Gardens 218-5th Street 8. ;