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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THi UTriMIDGE KUMD Monday, MHIMIV IS, tf 71 Consumers' union badgers government MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) Consumer militance and increasing affluence are helping Consumers Union and its magazine spend more time and money badgering govern- ment consumer agencies. Testing and rating everything from automobiles to metro- nomes is what put the non- profit organization into busi- ness 34 years ago. Executive Director Walter Sunbach notes that at one time the organization was consider- ed so controversial that 60 ma- jor newspapers refused to ac- cept advertisements for CU's magazine, Consumer Reports. As recently as 1954 the House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities list- ed Consumers Union as a sub- versive organization. Circulation of the magazine which accepts no advertising doubled in the last five years to just under two million. POTTER'S GUILD EX- ECUTIVE Mrs. Rena Whitmore was elected presi- dent of the Oldman River Potter's Guild recently. Serv- ing with her will be Fran Van Schaik, first vice-presi- dent; Audrey Davidson, sec- ond vice-president; Elsie Kitchener, secretary, June Smith, treasurer; and Gerta Patson, Helen Flaig, and Diana Howell. convenors. Income from it and various about million six vein ago., of education recently signed a, freezers. In one corner engi- books and buying guides, ac- cording to CU officials, is about million now, compared with The organization is beginning to get project grants from the federal government. The office Canines do not favor liberated 'lady THUNDER BAY (CP) Marie Thompson has been lug- ging a mail sack over a city route since September, 1970, and she's found dogs are no supporters of women's libera- tion. "There's something about the uniform that brings out the beast in she said. "But I suppose it's one of the darker sides of a normally enjoyable job." Mrs. Thompson, mother of five, has encountered some odd looks from people on her mail route. "Even little children are sur- prised to see me delivering mail. I suppose it's because I'm doing a job that is normally as- sociated with a man." Before writing examinations last July, she drove a truck for the post office. She passed the exams with flying colors and immediately was accepted as a part-time postie. Now she is considered "full- time part-time she said, working from a.m. until 2 p.m. Soon she hopes to become strictly full-time, working one hour longer each day. MEN APPROVE "The hours I spend on my job are the best part of my day. I thoroughly enjoy what I'm Mrs. Thompson hoped to lose weight by carrying a mail sack, but things haven't worked out that way. "I weigh the same now as when I started the job, so all the exercise really hasn't done me one bit of good. I do think, though, that I'm in better physi- cal shape now." contract for develop- j neers comiucJ 50 .separate lesls meat of consumer education j on a cluster of vacuum clean- materials. CU is working with ers. Engineers in another cor- tbe Pentagon on a study of how i ner are working with power servicemen spend their money, Consumers reputation as Union built its tester, how- ever, and product testing still accounts for the vast bulk of the activities of its 300-man staff. Its main testing laboratories in a brick building in Mount Vernon look like a cross be- tween an appliance store, a pawnshop and your grand- mother's- attic. In the major appliance lab are rows of clothes dryers and drills. At their sides are racks of flashlight batteries on test boards. The battery testing pro- ject has been going on for live years. In another laboratory techni- cians are mixing instant pota- toes. In the same laboratory men in white coats are analys- ing reports on dog food. The oroducts to be tested are ivincf United church women World day of Prayer March 5 TORONTO The World Day .selected on the basis of their of Praver March 5 r share of consumer purchases j. as well as suggestions actlon- readers of the magazine. I Thousands of Christians from YWCA news The YWCA annual meeting to be held at Ericksen's Restaur- ant on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. Feat- ured speaker will be Mrs. Rob- ert Till re an, World Council member of the "WCA of Can- ada. The pub' webome to attend. Teen Clubs (girls 13-16) Agnes Davidson, Monday, 7-8 p.m. Westminster, Wednesday, p.m. This week's program will be a Sing-song with Miss Jean Boun. Blue Triangles (girls 8-12) at the following schools: Tuesday, Agnes Davidson uid Westmin- ster, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, can- celled for this week, Susie Baw- den and St. Basil's, Thursday, Lakeview and Galbraith, Vasa Lodge elects officers; Mrs. Ivy Norlin president Installation of Officers for the 1971 term of Vasa Lodge No. 579 was held recently. Of- ficers installed were: Chair- man, Ivy Norlin; Vice-chair- man, Wiif Larson; recording secretary, Bea Hanson; assis- tant recording secretary, Terri Lukenda; treasurer, Bud Belle; Financial secretary, Lil Jor- gensen; assistant financial secretary, Nellie Berry chap- lam, Jim Ostrup; master of ceremonies, Bud Grouette; asst. master of ceremonies, Debbie Christianson; inner guard, Nick Bianchi; outer guard, Jim Ber- ry; cultural leader, Fern Field; pianist, Blanche Carlson. Past Chairman is Vern Ce- derberg and the standard bearers are Jerry Larson and Wendy Lee. IVY NORLIN I ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 IN THE CLUBROOMS COR. 5th AVE. ond 6th ST. S. TUESDAY, FEB. 16th--8 p.m. First 12 Games-First Cord Others 25 c each 7 No. Jackpot (Increase Weekly) 2nd 7 No. Jackpot (Increase Weekly) Extra 5 Games Cards 25c ea. or 5 for Blackout in 49 Numbers All regular games pay double if won in 7 nos. or less Senator Buchanan, p.m. Junior Gymnastics (girls 8- 12 years) Allan Watson School, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Senator Bu- chanan, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Wilson Junior, High School, Thursday, p.m. Creative Dancing, Gym No. 2 of the Civic Centre on Tues- d a y, preschoolers, p.m., 6-8 years, p.m. Synchronized Swimming, Tuesday and Thursday, p.m. Volleyball, Hamilton Junior High School on Tuesday, p.m. English, Room Nb. 3 of the Civic Centre, Wednesday, 24 p.m., Northside Library, Wcd- ssday, 24 p.m. Keep Fit and Swim, Keep Fit at Senator Buchanan School on Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Civic Centre, Monday, Keep Fit, 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Swim, 8-9 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday morn- ings: Keep Fit a.m., Swim a.m. Bridge will be cancelled this week. Yoga, Monday night, and Civic Centre. Tuesday morning and Civic entre, Tues- day evening, Univer- sity, Wednesday evening 30, Civic Centre, Thursday morning Civic Cen- tre, Thursdry evening University. There is babysitting provided for all day-time classes. IN TUNIC WITH THE TIMES These ore "unisex" in chamois skin with Roman belts and gladiator from the 1971 ipring-summer collection of Parisian designer Jacques Esterel. 150 countries participating in grayer services also donate of- ferings to help "their The theme this year is A New People for A New Age. The ser- vice was prepared by a group of women in the Caribbean countries, under the auspices of the International Committee for the World Day of Prayer. In Canada, the Women's In- ter-church Council of Canada, sponsors the World Day of Pray- er and allocates the offerings. Its service is adapted with the family in mind. Men, women, and children participate and conduct services which reach from1 Newfoundland to the North West Territories. Ser- vices are held in churches, hos- pitals, sanatoriuins, homes for aged, schools, private homes, and youth groups. Some cities will arrange prayer vigils. In Canada, translations of the service are available, free of charge, in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Braille and Italian. Last year was allocat- ed to provide educational tools and Christian literature to Can- ada and around the world. Var- ious institutions, organizations and societies as well as edu- cational and ecumenical pro- jects received an assist. Included were the John Milton Society for the Blind in Canada, Transport for Christ (Highway Indian Eskimo Association of Canada, Catholic Organization for D-Yelopment and Peace, CNIB, relief work among the youth and in Peru, literature and assist- ance for people living on the roof tops and in subterrain dwellings in Hong Kong, assist- ance for translations into the Ayrcara language (South medical relief work in Vietnam and the Mission to Seamen to name but a few. No rush TORONTO (CP) Women are not rushing out in any sig- nificant'numbers to buy the do- it-yourself pregnancy-test kits. The kit, called Confidelle, has been on the market for two months, and retails for lower in discount stores. Tests can be made for as low as A survey of Toronto-area drug- stores showed most women still prefer to submit urine speci- mens to druggists to have them make the tests. an a of town Mrs. E. E. Fidgeon, Queen of Sakkara Temple No. 115 Cal- gary, attended by Past Queens of Sakkara Temple patrol, choir and band from Helena Mont. Temple were recent Lethbridge visitors for the 3rd ceremonial of Iras Nile Club No. 4. New candidates included the Mesdames M. A. Haynes, L. E. Long, J. C. Waddell. G. Forst- ter, G. Kwaczek, Lethbridge; Mesdames E. Cameron, A. F. Nash, R. Phillips, H. N. Lukes and I. Vunak, Calgary and Mrs. C. N. Wells, Raymond. The evening concluded with a banquet and dance. Proceeds for convalescent relief to Shrin- ers Crippled Children's Fund. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! JACKPOT BINGO This Tuesday February 16th Starts p.m. Sharp Parish Hall Corner 12th Street B. and 7th Avenue North Jackpot starts at and Is won tvery Tuesday 5th 7 No. Jackpot Cards 25c or 5 far Also fret cards, free games and a door prize. Persons under 16 years not allowed Sponsored by the Men's Club to St. Peter and St. Paul's Church 'Special treatment1 discourages blind girl SHERWOOD PARK. Alta. (CP) Patti Wilson says there are no disadvantages to being blind. "You just have to learn to cope in a different said the 18-year-old high school stu- dent. The Grade 11 student at Salis- bury composite high school in suburban Sherwood Park said in an interview that she doesn't want anyone's sympathy. She never uses the word pity. But the girl, who was bora blind, does become discouraged at times. "Not in public, but sometimes when someone starts showing she said. "There's no harm in someone offering you assistance, but it bothers me that people think I am help- less. "Sometimes people want to help with something you can do. The problem is how to tell them what you can do without hurting their feelings." Five days a week Patti, like thousands of other Canadian students, waits for a school bus. The only thing to distinguish her is her white cane. FREDA WALTON'S CLASSIC COIFFURES We are pleased to announce the addition to our staff of Fran Hamilton Agnes Dzanian Agnes comes from Vancouver and is a qualified cosmetologist, performing fac- ials, manicures and pedicures. Agnes looks forward to meeting customers and friends. phone 328-3066 for an appointment Coming from Calgary, Fran has had 6 years experience at Chez Lisa, ond the Peacock Beauty Salon, She is -a qualified hairstylist, specializing in hair- cuts, perms and colors. 328-3066 an appointment. In school, the teacher or someone in the class reads what's on the blackboard. Most of the books for her class she gets on tape, Patti said, but some are in braille and others she cannot get in tape or braille. The latter books, are read to her. "Usually one of my parents reads to me." Patti gives a lot of credit to her mother for not offering the protection she might so easily have given to a blind child. "My mom had me do as much as possible. I was younger the family tried to keep things off the floor, but I'm not sure they even do that any- more." j Patti is class representative i at her school and writes for the i school newspaper, but the way she tells about these things makes you realize she doesn't j consider them outstanding. She likes to talk about her dog i Taffy and her two horses. "If someone goes with me, I can be convinced to go riding." But basically she prefers the dog. "I throw tilings for him and he brings them back." Patti's best subject is typing and she wants to be a secre- tary. STie types with the rest of I her class, but uses earphones plugged to a tape recorder to listen to dictation rather than reading from a book as other students do. BIGGEST BUFFOONS TORONTO (CP) Controller Mel Laslman of suburban North York look time out from a speech on the nature of political i life to denounce women as "the biggest buffoons in politics." 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