Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, Decembor J9, 1971 if you ask me Home By RUDY HAUGENEDER It's time for resolutions again. (Tee Heel. Just like the school boy who almost didn't pass into the next grade the year before, people every- where arc "oing to promise to try harder and be better next year. And just like the schoolboy who discovered, a few days after readjusting to the classroom, that goofing off is more fun, so will most of the rest of us handle our resolutions. Which brings us to the point: why bother with resolving to do anything when we know in advance The trouble with seasonal resolutions is that ev- eryone becomes a true socialist share and share alike, with everyone. Being a year round dedicated socialist who wants to help'everyone better themselves while mak- ing a million or two dollars myself, it's easy to see why resolutions are broken. To put it bluntly, resolutions are contradictions of what an individual really wants to do or be, while not being able to change the normal pattern of exis- tence. Politicians call promises and political systems Utopia and the same word can be applied to the seasonal resolutions. Ever butted a cigarette with a mixed double in your hand and say: "My New Year's resolution is to quit smoking." If you're a smoker you must have. They all have. Believe, cough, me. Cough, cough. Probably 98 per cent of the resolutions made at the turn of "a new year are lost before the diapered kid that introduces it, wets his pants the first time. That leaves two per cent of the populace to ac- complish something. So, as far as resolutions go, make them. Two per cent of something is better than nothing at all. There's a cheap method of relaxation on the market that really works. It relaxes you, relieves your frustrations and for the most part is good entertainment. However most post adolescents won't use the most obtainable emotional frustration cure on the market a comic book. It takes nbout 10 to 15 minutes to thoroughly look through or read a comic book. Four comic books equal to approximately three quarters to one full hour of top notch entertainment for the price of a dollar or less. How many times have I bought a couple of comic books for simple relaxation only to find new friends and associates snickering and laughing at me. To that there goes a challenge to read one of those comic books. Once the challenge is issued very few adults turn down an offer to thumb through the funny magazine. In a matter of minutes, a few comic books will find their way into the hands of all. And, in a surprisingly few short days, the hand- ful of comics around the house has grown into a library of comics as everyone goes out and buys them, reads them, and then brings them over to trade. Most people 1 know who read comics find a comic's entertainment value alone very valuable. There are admissions that a good comic or two to relieve frustrations is pretty good. Husbands formerly hooked on the boob-tube after a day's work, find that after reading a couple of comics they're relaxed from the day's work. As a result the wife and kids benefit because families discover going for a ride in the country or tobogganing in the winter is a lot more fun than sitting uncomfortably on your butt, doing nothing. However there are disadvantages to being a comic book admirer. They sure ruin good parties quickly if left around. The Herald carries a color comic section every Saturday. Seasons Greetings. LEAVITT PHOTOGRAPHY FIIM DEVEtOPING IOWEST PRICES FAST PICKUP AND DEUVERY SERVICE 122 8th Street South Phone 328-2862 (24 hrs.) Cadets to Calgary Thursday at a.m., the No. 11 Squadron R. C. (Air) Cadets will assemble at the Civic Centre in uniform for the Career Tour to Calgary. For further information, con- tact Captain N. Bullied at 327- 1116 days, or 328-8759 evenings. finished NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the annual meeting of LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY will be held at the Civic Centre, in the City of Lethbridge, in the Pro- vince of Alberta, on Wednesday, the 12th day of January A.D. 1972, at the hour of 8 o'clock in the afternoon. DATED at the City of Lethbridge, in the Province of Alberta, this 23rd day of Decem- ber, A.D. 1971. LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY The million Southland Nursing Home in North Letti- bridge is about 90 per cent complete. The :50-bed concrete and brick two-storey nursing home should be ready for occupancy by Feb. 2, says architect George Robins of Lethbridge. When completed, the build- ing, at 1511 ]5th Ave. N. should bring the number of nursing home beds in the city to more than 300. Although contractors had hoped that construction of the building would be completed by the end of December, thereby allowing furnishing and finish- ing well ahead of the Febru- ary occupancy date, the site is not expected to be finished until mid-January. Actual construction costs fell about short of the al- lotted construction budget but the surplus wns eaten up in other areas that surpassed costs, he said. Construction on the site, de- signed deliberately to break the institutional completion of the nursing centre, began in April. To give the centre a more home-like atmosphere the nurs- ing home beds have been brok- en in 12 groupings instead of having all the rooms bunched together, said Mr. Robins. Lounge and sitting areas have been scattered throughout the centre to encourage patien discussion and activity. The nursing home was de signed with the idea of keepin patients active rather than con fined, he said. Upon completion and furnish ing of Uie actual building a extensive landscaping program will be initiated on betwee four and five acres of property nature trees, lawns anc shrubs will be planted on the site, complete with courtyards at a cost of about Total cost of the nursing home beds is apprffldmatel; per bed, compared will other areas where costs range to per bed. A car parking area adequate for 50 cars is also being con structed on the site. The new nursing home wit be operated by the amalgamat- ed hospital board. The amalgamated board, which will serve Lethbridge Municipal Hospital, Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and South- land Nursing Home, is expect- ed to be formed following a provincial cabinet order in- council this week. Stores had busy Christmas Extended shopping hours, better service, promotion cam- paigns and a generally im- proved economy, due partly to increased grain sales, have been cited by Lethbridge de- partment stores as contributing factors for larger sales vol- umes during the pre-Christmas season. "Our sales this month are up substantially from the same period last said John Loewen, manager of Simpsons- Sears. "By the end of tne month we should be up 20 per cent. The post Christmas busi- ness has also been terrific." Other department stores re- ported increases in the same vicinity. Most of the stores had plan- ned larger inventories in antici- pation of increased sales, and popular commodities included toys, clothing, color TVs, rec- ords, furniture, sporting equip- ment and other gift-type items. "We had a really nice in- said Wayne White, as- sistant manager of Woolco. "And the outlook for next year is exceptionally good." According to Zeller's manag- er Terry Boxer, the extra days of shopping this year was one of the main reasons for more sales, and both the stores and the shoppers welcomed it. "There has been a general upswing in the economy, re- sulting in more purchasing pow- a spokesman for Eaton's said. Simpsons Sears has a good iromotjon lined up; Woolco lad a "more pleasant staff and these were also iiven as reasons for better Christmas sales. ACT has telephone rush over Christmas The Albc'rta (lovcmnK'nt Telephones exchange ;it Lcth- briclge "swamped" with long distance calls on Christ- mas Day. While complete figures were not available at press time, it appeared a record number of long distance calls wa? made. The number of operator-han- dled calls for the day this year direct distance dial calls is also was 4.MV, compared with operator-handled long-distance calls last Christmas. A proportionate increase in believed to have been placed. A telephone'company spokes- man said the higher number of long-distance calls from the Lclhbridge area this year may have resulted from poor weath- er conditions that forced more people to remain at home. It is believed the record Perfect hand dealt in cribbage A Lcthbridge cribbage play- er was dealt the dream hand last night. Lloyd Burwash of 1135 Lake- land Q-cscent and Clarence Gunderson of Provost, Alta. were playing against their wives when Mr. Bunvash was dealt three fives ard a jack. When a matching five was cut, Mr. Burwasli was "very quiet, then he laid down his hand and said Hallelujah." It was Mr. Burwash's first perfect cribbage hand. Japan is good customer Alberta is fast-becoming a major source of market sup- plies for Japan. Japan has become Canada's j best customer for honey, re- i placing Great Britain, purchas- ing 35 per cent of the initial seven-month export quantity. Japan's purchase amounted to five million pounds valued Indications are that Japan will continue to buy heavily fol- lowing the visit of a delega- tion this summer to study the feasibility of long-term pur- chase contracts. The great majority of this honey to Japan originated in Alberta. Oil seed, feed grains and wheat also continue in demand. Another fast-developing mar- ket possibility is forage seed. Japan is to increase its forage land acreage of 2Vi million acres to 6.25 million acres by 1975, and will require large amounts of imported seed for the purpose. Alberta prime beef has re- Fonner city man heads movers A former Lethbridge man, J. L. "Jack" Hebert, owner of Madison Moving Ltd., Calgary, has been elected president of the Canadian Association of Movers. Well-known in local sports cir- cles, Mr. Hebert was involved in both the grocery and mov- ing business in Lethbdidge be- ifore moving to Calgary. eeived acceptance in the Jap- anese restaurant and hotel trade following sample contain- er shipments from Calgary and I Lethbridge this year. Another shipment of chilled beef is slated to leave Canada in the first weeks of 1972. Tosliie Doi, leader of a food processing mission to Canada, said it is necessary for Cana- dians to closely study the Jap- anese taste and market condi- tions. He said Japanese taste has been swinging away from a diet heavy in fish and vegetables, to one weighted toward meat and processed foods. He said Canada could sell beef, pork products and pro-1 cessed foods to Japan if Cana- dians would take pains to as- sess Hie market potential. 000 long disiance calls In Al bsrta placed with ACT last Dec. 25 was exceeded this year, as well. As a customer service, AGT had the lower night rates in effect Christmas Day. The number of Christmas Day calls placed last year in the province represented a 230 per cent increase over the number of calls placed during an average business day. Crusader here Thursday "Sketch" Erickson of Wheat- on, Illinois will be in Lethbridge (Jiis week to continue his cru- sade for decency among teens. Thursday at 8 p.m. he will be at the Evangelical Free Church for a youth night, and Friday at 8 p.m. he will attend a family night at the Alliance Church. The meetings are sponsored by several Lethbridge churches. The general public is invited to attend. HOUSE OF FASHION GLEARANG L_ A year end clearout of fall and winter All are from our regular slacks and hav< been substantially reduced for this once a year fashion event. Shopping it easier when you say "Charge it to my If you htven't an ac- count arrange to open one today at the location nearest you. Fall and Winter! CLEARANCE DRESSES Styles for daytime and after-five wear. All on sale in all our locations OUR ORIGINAL PRICES. SKI JACKETS Nylon and Cire with concealed hoods Take your choice. The entire stock is on sale at OH OUR ORIGINAL PRICES. ACCESSORIES A collection of broken lines and sizes in scarves, handbags, hats and somt OF SPORTSWEAR BloUKf, sweaters, skirts, slims and iporstwear sets. All from our regular stocks in a variety of styles, colors and fabrics. You'll want several at these low safe prices. UP TO OUR ORIGINAL PRICES. STORE HOURS: Open today until p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30th until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31st until p.m. Hostess Wear and Lounge Wear Long Kaftans and Hostess styles far ot home and party wear. Both long and short housecoats in cotton quilts pile, fleece or brushed fabrics. Re- duced up to OUR ORIGINAL PRICES. Pant Coats and Casual Coats The entire fall and winter stock ON SALE AT 510 REDUCED UP TO 50% OFF 15 Off OUR ORIGINAL PRICES 509 4th Avenue S. LETHBRIDGE OUR ORIGINAL PRICES.