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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, February 2, 1974 Herald- Family Calendars The Women of the Moose No 328 will hold their regular meeting at 8 p m Tuesday. A potluck supper will preceed the meeting at p m plus a fale of white elephant packages First United Church UCW units will meet as follows: Margaret Atkins, 2pm Feb 14, at the home of Mary Nicol, 707 17th St. N.; Annie I Chappell, 1 30 p m Feb 12, at the home of Madge Howells, 322 19th St N.; Clara King, 8 p.m Wednesday, at the home of Kitty Dunlop, 646 12th St S Emily Lytle, 2pm Feb 14, at the home of Blriche Peck. 723 17th St M Magowan-Harleman, 2 p m Feb 14. at the home of Dorothy Logan, '221 15th St N., and Whitmore-Johnston, 8 p m Feb. 14, at the home of Dora Poch, 1706 14th Ave. N U.S. army okays women for combat ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) U S. Army Secretary Howard Callaway said this week women would be allowed to fight in combat if they wanted to do so. "But I don't think the country is ready yet for women to go into Callaway told a news conference. The army secretary was questioned about the equal rights amendment for women less than an hour before the Georgia House of Representatives rejected it. Opponents had argued that the government would be forced to draft women equally with men for combat duty in a national emergency "If a woman wanted to go into combat, she'd be allowed said the secretary. "But I think the-courts will make the final determination." Southminster square dance learners' group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. Women are asked to bring a box lunch. Laurel Chapter No 43, OES, will hold its regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the Masonic Hall All visiting members are welcome The Oldman River Potters Guild will hold a potluck supper meeting at p m Tuesday at the home of June Smith, 314 26th St S Ethel Dunn will give a demonstration on throwing lids on the wheel at 7-30 p.m Monday in the Bowman Arts Centre All interested potters welcome. The regular monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Symphony Women's League will be held at 8 p.m Tuesday, at the home of Mary Pieschuk, 261614th Ave. S. Co- hostess, Louise Shaw The Ladies of the Old- Timers Pemmican Club will meet at p.m. Wednesday in the club rooms, 9th Street and 5th Avenue S. The Minus One Club will hold an important business meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, in Southminster Church Hall. Members are urged to attend The regular meeting of the Social Credit Women's Auxiliary will be held at 2 p m Wednesday in Room 1 of the civic centre All members and friends welcome. City Council of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 8 p m. Tuesday at the Bowman Art Centre The Lethbridge Women's Institute will hold a sewing meet at p.m. Wednesday at the home of Lilly Holt. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. in the Moose Hall, 3rd Avenue N. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. Lorna Ourand, inches away from bus driver's job fcSex is real issue9 Height hinders women WESTINGHOUSE APPLIANCES EDMONTON (CP) Two Edmonton women may be just a matter of inches away from getting a chance to drive Edmonton Transit System buses. Lorna Durand, 30, and Kathleen Laird, 33, were tested this week by ETS officials to see if they are physically strong enough to handle ETS buses and trolleys. Both women are under the five-foot, seven-inch height standard and were refused employment earlier because of their height. Both drive F.O.L BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL Every Saturday Ngbt at 8 pjn. 8 Cards for 1.00 or Each 7 Number JACKPOTS140 DOOR PRIZE GoM onto pay double monay fell Ml buses for private companies. The women took their case to the Alberta Human Rights Commission because they felt the refusal was based on their sex, not their height. The commission arranged for the special test with ETS officials to see if the women are strong enough for the job. They will be notified next week if they passed the test. PHYSICALLY CAPABLE "We've proved we are physically said Mrs. Durand, five feet, six inches tall and 175 pounds "We didn't have any trouble with them." Herb Matthews, manager of public transport, said the minimum height standard was established to assure drivers have enough physical strength to handle any type of bus. The previous standard was five feet, nine inches, but was lowered to the present height to provide more drivers. "I'm not going to change the standard until we need more said Mr. Matthews. Mr. Matthews said the test was to see if women under five feet, seven inches have a clear field of vision while in the bus and whether they have CASH BINGO Tim, nun MMUMMOLOTMEKSMa DISHWASHER AND WASTE FOOD UNIT DISPOSAL you purchn'ie ony Imdol tedor Home Ttiis offer good ill) february 15 197J Imdol Odor Homes are precut for ecsy construction 'eaturmg ki'n dried Coast Cedar less shrinkage and warping oi our motsri Over 73 designs m oar plon booV to choose from Offering you on unlimited freedom of choice you coi modify our plans 1o your own times and needs or you con even odopl a custom d'-sign of your own let MM ywr dream tome toon, on your lot or acreage onywhere. Coll 276-8828 or 276-8829 LINDAL CEDAR HOMES 432-16Ave NX Calvary, Alto EncJoicd h for mjr linaal Cesar Homes Pkm Boole phrj 50c for mcRlmg lit clan JACKPOTS NOW ad the physical strength to handle trolley ropes and the steering wheel. Even if the women are permitted to apply, they will must complete an ETS training program. Jack Leech, supervisor of training and safety, said only 20 per cent of the last class passed the training program. Bill Mack, agent for the transit union, said he opposes any reduction in the height standard simply because the applicants are women. He said men have been rejected by ETS because they don't measure up to the minimum height. "If they're going to change the standard now because women are involved then I would object to he said. Vapours can be harmful OTTAWA (CP) Parents should heed the recent warning of the department of consumer and corporate affairs which banned a toy consisting of plastic in a solvent mixture By putting the plastic on the end of a short tube, the child could blow balloons. But blowing exposes the child to vapors which have a depressant effect and the Consumers' Association of Canada urges parents whose children may have one of these toys to dispose of it Overall way of life affects nutrition By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald Staff Writer Nutrition is neither the presence of health nor the absence of disease, but is the whole human being in relationship to his environment Dr. Roger Meintzer, a bio- chemist at the University of Lethbridge, presented this view at a biology seminar. The seminar was the first of 13 to be held on campus for students and the public. According to Dr. Meintzer, society traditionally views nutrition as a single, closed- off unit of life, rather than relating it to the whole: "I emphasize the concept of nutrition in relation of the individual to his environment. the cultural aspects of food greatly influence he says. Nutrition itself is a factor in resistance to disease, physical endurance and neurological development The human body is nourished through the intake of liquid, solid and gaseous substances, all in the form of nutrients already present in the body, ingestion of the essential ammo acids, minerals and vitamins Such nutrients function as building blocks, catalysts, energy sources and as non- digestive bulk. "Tied in with the intake of nutrients is the great need for says Dr Meintzer. "You can feed someone ade- quately on the best of diets But if that person is bedridden for six to eight weeks, the muscles will waste and the skeleton will waste. "There is more to the optimal condition of body cells than what you can feed it The body needs the stress and strain of exercise to be at maximum efficiency Dr. Meintzer listed some of the beneficial effects of exercise as increased efficiency of the lungs, overall increased efficiency of the heart and increased capacity of blood, and decreased fat content in the blood stream. The importance of proper nutrition in various age groups was stressed, with the most crucial developmental stage being from birth to age six. "This period is important to Kiwanis festival deadline Feb. 6 Children aspiring to take part in the annual Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music Festival had better put in reminders to their teachers. Closing deadline for this year's entries is Feb. 6 for all classes, from dance to voice, to choral groups and musical numbers. Marge McLaughlin, music festival committee secretary, says entries are expected to equal if not surpass those received last year, which involved some entrants. The 44th annual festival will take place April 1 through 6 and will have adjudications taking place at the Paramount Theatre, St Augustine's Hall, Southminster Hall and the Yates Memorial Centre. "We've begun to receive a trickle of entries says Mrs. McLaughlin, "although many people have not submitted as yet. The deadline date has been changed this year to the middle of the week, allowing both teachers and the committee extra Aime to complete requirements." As in past years, the final concert starring the festival's top performers, will be held on Sunday immediately following the music week. Awards night and banquet will take place on Feb. 10, with an RCMP motif to commemorate the police centennial, and it is hoped, says Mrs. McLaughlin, that an RCMP officer will make the presentations. Certain top performers will receive recommendations for the annual provincial festival finals to be held in Banff, and this year will include a class for those 12 years and under. UCW installs new officers The new executive of the First United Church UCW was installed recently by Rev. Ken Jordon. Rachael Chumik was installed president: Gn.ce Carlson, first vice-president: Ella Anderson, second vice- president. Betty Chollack. secretary and Grace Wilks. treasurer. Mrs. McLaughlin stressed the deadline date and says there should be no late entries even though there has been some difficulty with availability of music sheets. Adjudicators for the week will be Ralph Manzo of Cheney, Wash for school choral; Donald Brown of Vancouver, all vocal classes; Glen Geary of Vancouver, piano numbers, Walter Kaaza of Edmonton, speech section; Nelly Peruch of Edmonton, accordion classes and Robert Miller of Pullman, Wash., for band and instrumental No confirmation has been received regarding a string adjudicator THE BETTER HALF the development of the says Dr. Meintzer, "in relation to the growth of brain cells. Ninety per cent of the cells are present at birth, with the remaining 10 per cent produced during the growing years." The years from age six to 20 he says, are important in terms of nutrition and are also the most hazardous "because of the way we live." "We snack too much, don't have adequate nutrition and as a result learning ability is says Dr. Meintzer. Beyond the age of 20, nutrition is required for the maintenance of cells, to prevent death of cells; while old age becomes a critical time because "we forget how to eat." "Often the elderly no longer cook for a family, lose their taste for food and even develop a sense of forgetfulness whereby they lose ability to says Dr. Meintzer "It is through social agencies such as Meals on Wheels, which provide one good, hot meal per day that these people are substantiated." Referring to nutritional guidelines, Dr. Meintzer says the basic four are the milk and meat groups; vegetable and fruit groups; and bread and cereal groups. These should be regularly included in food intake, keeping in mind that caloric intake adequate during active and growing years declines in the later years and food guidelines should be adjust- ed. "Everyone has a particular diet governed by their environment, including cultural acceptability of foods. The question of losing weight is best handled by saying it is much more intelligent to lose five or 10 pounds per year, than to try a miracle quickie diet. "Concern yourself in terms of the way you live your life. Once you've established an adquate diet, keep it." the next biology seminar will take place Feb. 21 with Marvin Fritzier of the University of Calgary speaking on immunology and cancer. By Barnes 'It's the first of the month, and here are six reasons for living." HELP US TO HELP OTHER81 Tin SilvitiM Amy Wftflire Strvim Call For OH LEAVE AT 412 AVE. 9. ot, UNBMSI MTED TW0U6H0UT TK WOfl.0 NO GLARE; Polarized Lenses 1ENSES completely annoy ng glare from waler and beaches And now you can have them n your own prescription1 Drive mort safely See more clearly framed n our z ngy now or octaqons Order ihem lodar1 OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. LtJthbridge Progressive Conservative Association Annual Dinner Meeting (Won., Feb. 4th p.m. Henderson Lake Gotf dub House Guest speaker Mr. Ken Hurlburt M. P. One meeting is worth a thousand resolutions It's that lime of year again. The new year, when once more] you'll probably promise yourself to weight. This year 1974 wont to help keep that promise. Come to a Weight class. the first step towards realizing your dream. And a very pleasant step, too. Wherever you five, there's a Weight Watchers dan near vow. For Information Call ZE-06124 (toll free) LETHBRIDGE St Anglican Church 11 StrWI 4 Avoraw S. 1 pm and p-m. CARDSTOK United TABER C trie Centre 7-30 fjm. P1NCHER CREEK Town Hall Monday, p-m. FRANK p.fn- Special Rater. Students, Senior Over 60 Please Bring Proof WEIGHT YM dmt hut to to atone aiqrmtrt. ;