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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ 1HS U1HMHWE HtHAlB Saturday, fibriwy 6, For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor BRITISHERS have, no doubt, one of the most in- teresting courts in the world. From Sher lock Holmes, through Scotland Yard via Charles Laughton and the visual media, the world has devoured some of the most horrid crimes in history, and at the same time admired the daring of English crooks. Even to- day Agatha Christie's mysteries are read and reread by'young and older. One crime that occurred, however, in British courts time and again, and at this writing still does, is to its widows. Probably no one ever considered it a crime before and only because some of the legal injustices toward women are being noted, has it now been noticed at all. (It is somewhat fitting in this year when even the groundhog was beaten out of his place in the sun by a In British courts widows receive a sum of money in damages from the court upon the acciden- tal death of their husbands depending upon their abil- ity to remarry. If the catch looks good, they don't receive as much as if they might be left alone unwedded, if not imbedded, till in death they do depart. The cattle market, as British MP Arthur Probert calls it, is soon to be over in a bill calling for removal of marital consideration in dispensing these widows' sums. What makes a woman marriageable? Are her limbs surveyed for the lay of the land? Does she play dumb to get a husband or to win one. Perhaps the judge doesn't like to compete with his other half and prefers them quiet, mousy. Voluptuous and loud. Smart and determined. A career woman. A good housekeeper. A good mother. A friend, indeed. A part- ner in a marriage agreement as long as one under- stands nights out with the boys. (Oh those The scene is a dusty courtroom in jolly old with Judge Basil Reamsbottom presiding over the day's cases dealing with widows' pensions. Reamsbottom: Hrrmph! What age is the widow Sweetlips? Bailiff: 25, m'lord. Reamsbottom: What church does she support? Bailiff: Church of England, m'lord. Reamsbottom: How is her steak and kidney pie? Bailiff: Scrumptious, m'lord. Reamsbottom: Does the widow Sweetlips have any children? Bailiff: One, m'lord. Reamsbottom: Just one? Oh, well. Bailiff: (Aside) Her age, m'lord. Reamsbottom: (Under breath) Just as well. Better not to have too many. (Aloud) Does the widow Sweet- lips keep a tidy house? Bailiff: Passibly, m'lord. It was foggy the day we visited the premises. Reamsbottom: Very good. How much is the widow Sweetlips asking in damages? Aha! Well, we can cut that down to Bailiff: (In an anxious voice) M'lord, m'lord. Reamsbottom and Bailiff whisper together, punctuated by exclamations from Reamsbottom. "She's "A "They "And "Unbeliev- Reamsbottom: (Aloud) The court rules that the widow Sweetlips be given all the damages request- ed. (In an- undertone) 'Baah! Hum- bug! Costuming important part of figure skating carnival <7< lit By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor When 100 little Snowflakes, Chocolates, Candycanes, Gin- 'erbreads, and Flowers whirl around the ice of the Leth- M-idge Arena, ICO mothers will settle back with sighs of relief and satisfaction. The skaters are the mem- bers of the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club which is present- ing its annual skating carnival March 5 and 6. The mothers are that core of behind the scenes workers who make the whole show pos- sible. At the head of this group of dedicated women are Mrs. Jac- kie Petrunik, Mrs. Esther La- nier and Mrs. Norma Anderson. Mrs. Sig Donkin, Mrs. Pat Pe- ters and Mrs. Edna Olafscn have the big job of creating the headdresses. BEGINS EARLY The work began in January with the designing of the coe- tumes by Sonja Davis, the club The very next week the fab- rics are bought and the work gets under way. Samples are made by a dressmaker, approv ed by Miss Davis and mothers then get their patterns and ma- terial. Over is spent in fabrics and trim. The carnival this year is featuring the Nutcrack- er, an adaptation of Tchaikov- sky's Ballet, the Nutcracker Suite. Since the theme is Christmas Eve, there will be glitter and sparkle everywhere for the three performances. The Snow- flakes art the little skaters, in white tulle, Christmas glitter, and silver crowns. The Gingerbreads are brown, of course, with pink trim frost- ing and sequins. The Christmas trees will have unbreakable tree decorations so there is no danger from break- age. Children from the Dorothy Gooder School are also helping with the production making flowers for the Russian head- dresses. Mam characters in the car- nival will be held by Donna Rude, as Clara; Mary Homin- uke the Prince; BUI Petrunik, the Nutcracker; Holly McGuire, King of Mice; Mickey Brown, Snow Queen; Anne Lanier, Su- igarplum Fairy and Grant Sot- enson, Mr. Drossehceyer. Over 300 costumes will be made by the mothers auxiliary o be worn by about 145 skaters aged from five to 17. Miss Davis does the choreo- graphy for the carnival afi well as the costumes, assisted by Debby Stimson of Taber who recently became the assistant professional. The costumes, once created will not be left idle. They are either sold before Hallowe'en, rented to other clubs such as the Fort Macleod Club, or re- used in future productions, if at all possible. The Carnival this year will have an added attraction with the appearance of Donald Jack- son, 1970 World Figure Skating Champion, as guest soloist. He will appear twice during each performance. As a professional Mr. Jack- son must appear alone and can- not skate with amateur club members. When the music begins March 5 with the Spanish bon- bons and reindeer, the thous- ands of hours of time and ef- fort will be evident hi the spark- ling panorama on the ice below. HARD AT WORK Costumes and headdresses are being readied in work partiet each afternoon in homes throughout the city for the annual ice carnival. Sigrid Donkin, left, shares the load with, to right, Pat Peters, Norma Anderson and Jackie Petrunik. French teaching aide Danielle Wantuch By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer "Canadian people are so funny they have such a great sense of humor the F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for or 25C Each Twelve 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Children under 16 not allowed QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Copilot Furniture Bldg. PHONE 3I8-7684B Language 'makes important impression weather is so nice every- thing is so beautiful and mod- em. I am very happy-here. If I didn't like it, I would al- ready be So says Danielle Wantuch, 21-year-old teaching aide at the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute. Originally from the north of France, at Mouvaux, close to Lille, Miss Wantuch came to Canada in 1969, "Because I FRENCH-MADE-EASY Danielle Wanluch, 21-year-old teaching aide from France, helps tCI students in what thoy describe as their most enjoyable class._____________ Why not have a portrait of your children done nowl BRIAN JOHN RICHARD AtAN 1 year old children of MR. end MRS. J REIVE LETHBRIDGE LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPR DEPOT PHONE 317-1651 THE BETTER HALF want to travel I want to see Miss Wantuch has taught at LCI for the past three sem- esters and "I really h'ke be- ing with the students. I want them to enjoy me and want to be a very good teacher." School is very different in Canada, according to her. "Here you learn sewing, cook- ing, and even beauty culture. In France, the subjects were mathematics, chemistry and subjects like that." Besides teaching in the French department of LCI, Miss Wantuch attends night classes at the University of Lethbridge, where she is en- rolled in five courses. She is majoring hi the French language and wishes to improve her own language. "People tend to take their own language for granted. You aren't really conscious of your manner of speaking, and don't realize the importance of the impression it makes on others." "I'm not so important as everyone makes she states, but the students whom she has taught have these comments to make about her. "I like her. She is a very good teacher, and helps us a lot." "She's always so bubbly. She's n v e r been grumpy with anyone. She may say what she thinks, but never gets cross with us." "Miss Wantuch doesn't al- ways know what she's get- ting into, but is always mil- ing to help. She's just like one of the kids but we re- spect her for it." Miss Wantueh's ambition in life is to hecome a professor, but "I must let things come step by step." The one thing she has to judge her teaching success by is the students she teaches. Her success was put very aptly by one of her students. He said, "We look forward to her classes. You enjoy them very much, and don't feel re- stricted. Danielle always ex- plains things, and a lot of kids have passed French on account of the help she has given. She makes you willing to learn." Learn Hairdressing i] MARVEL BEAUTY i SCHOOL REDUCED RATES TERMS; WRITE FOR i FREE INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE 326A 8th Ave. W., Calgary; CASH BINGO HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY 8 O'CLOCK A Blackout Bingo played for till won Saturday plus 2 7-Number jackpot. JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for or 25c each (Located Next !o No. 1 Fireball) Alberta's Great Moments Starring the famous players from yourlovable Lethbridge "Better hurry the picturesque language has -stopped and all I hear is a gurgling sound." BONUS OFFER! Send in a or more Dry deeming Order We Will Give You A Coupon Book Eath Book Contains Ten 10% Discount Tickets ACT NOW! OFFER LIMITED! LEE DUCK CLEANERS 330 13th St. N. Phone 327-2770 r APPLICATION FORM Here is my S5.00 ordef. Thil Enlilkl We 10 Your Bonus Offer I ADDRESS ..................................J___I IN 1902 Cap Winners They're a groat team, thai crazy cast of characters from the Lethbridge label even if they've got a puckish sense of humour about Alberta's history. But behind that label is a great tradition that doesn't change? the big league flavour of Lelhbridge Pilsner. It's part of our pioneering past. As rugged as village hockey way back when. And famous for good old-fashioned flavour for nearly half a century. Sb call for Lethbridge Pil, Enjoy your own Great Moments with Alberta's original Pilsner. BEER TMOUKN WU OK Wilt W HOUU OF IttHBBBOI ;