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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Fourth section The Lethbrtdge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, February, 15, 1975 Pages 33-40 Jo jo floated to top, retired to help coach By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor By now, Jojo Carrier should have developed webbed feet in response to her constant watery environment. The petite, vivacious acquatist from Quebec City college student 'number two' in world synchronized swimming competi- tion has managed to amass an imposing array of honors in her short span of 19 years. If you were drowning and wanted someone to save you quickly and with grace Jojo would be the one. During the past four years, she has won numerous national and international awards: in international competition in Copenhagen and-Japan in 1970, bronze medals in solo and in duet and team respectively; in 1971, silver medals in solo and duet at the Pan Am Games and gold in solo and duet and silver in team at the 1971 Canada Winter Games; in 1972, first place in Canadian synchronized swimming championships and, in 1973, at world championships in Belgrave, silver medals in solo and duet events. "Boy did I ever work-hard that says Jojo. That was the year she and her coach, Susanne Eon, decided would be her final one of competition. Jojo was as good as her word. She "retired" from competition to work as an assistant to Ms. Eon, who coaches the national synchronized swimming team as well as Quebec's Provincial team. Jojo also does all the choreography for the Quebec City YWCA swimming club. She attended the Canada Winter Games as a provincial guest, and worked as an assistant with the provincial synchronized swimming team and helpmate of Coach Eon. And she was on hand to provide pointers and lend moral support to her 13- year-old twin sisters Lyna and Lyne Carrier have shown great promise in swimming events this week. "Everyone's getting us laughs Jojo. "Some people think Lyna and I are twins and that Lyne is me. And they're only Lately, she has begun to dance with a Quebec City ballet jazz troupe of 20 dancers, in which she is one of three prin- cipals. "I had the right background all my swimming training made me very supple, which is essential to ballet jazz." After 10 years of competition (she began swimming at five and was competing at doesn't she miss the thrill of contest? "I feel sad that I did not have a chance to compete in the Olympics, but I have given up my place now. If we were to get approval for synchronized swimming in the Olympics, I could not come back and take someone else's she says. "I am enjoying the freedom. I was train- ing 30 or 35 hours a week, I was at the pool all the time. It is nice to be able to take a weekend off to be with my boyfriend or go cross-country skiing or have time for my dancing." "I will coach one she vows, but right now, I am too young to take on the responsibility of 24 girls alone." She con- siders Ms. Eon the world's best coach. She had nothing but praise for the hospitality of Southern Alberta and the valiant efforts of citizens to attempt to speak French to the Quebec athletes. "Don't worry about how your French she says. "At least you're trying. Nobody was trying to speak French a few years ago, even officially." JOJO CARRIER BEAMS IN HAPPY RETIREMENT -The Herald- For the retirement group Family Victoria 'closest thing to heaven' Distribution of income 'turned upside down9 TORONTO (CP) A consumer researcher said Thursday the increase in the numbers of working women in the United States has created "a population explosion in the upper income brackets." Fabian Linden, director of consumer research for the Con- ference Board Inc. of New York, said that in the last dozen years "the U.S. distribution of income has been turned upside partly due the impact of wives in the work force. He was speaking to a conference on consumer issues. In 1950, less than 25 per cent of all wives worked. That figure now is more than 42 per cent, with the actual number of work- ing wives rising to 20 million from nine million. While a large proportion of employed women earn a pay che- que because it is an economic must, a good percentage are in the labor force because of choice rather than need. Three of every five were married and two of every five were married to men earning more than a year. "The 'poor working girl' has for a long time been an in- appropriate Mr. Linden said. The number of families having incomes of more than has 16.5 million by 1872 from 5.5 million in I960. In about 50 per cent of all upper income bracket families the women of the house was employed. And, in about half of all in- stances, it was the suplementary pay cheque that placed the family in that earning class. He said this population explosion in the upper income brackets explains much of the boom demand in the 1960s for many luxury goods and services. JOE DUNCAN of JOSEPH HAIR STYLES 922 5 Avenue North (Next to the Traffic Circlt) Phone 328-7366 for PERMANENT WAVING recommends: NATURAL STYLING Brand new body wave lasting 6-8 weeks. PERFECT COMB OUT For young or old with healthy normal hair. NATURAL HONEY An excellent Perm with lasting results. OUR UNI PERM Our specialty recommended for every hair type. Like a natural curl with no dryness. ACT I Pre-conditioned perm with natural curly hair In mind. Makes natural curl obey and can actually condition and loosen tight frizzy curls. ALL ABOVE INCLUDE HAIRCUT, SHAMPOO A SET. "OUR STYLISTS" ROSE ANNE SZIGLI, MAXINE JANZEN, MARY LYNN VAN HELL, FAY SAUFERT, MARY ANNE BROUWER (Saturday Receptionist GLORIA MUTTON. not ntCMMryl 328-7366 By BRUCE OBEE VICTORIA (CP) "There were two attractive places. One was heaven and one was Victoria." Archie Lashmar, 72, who chose Victoria, is one of many retired RCMP officers living here who have spent most of their working years travelling about the country. "Besides, Victoria's a com- fortable place for an old blis- ter like he said. Jim Campbell, chairman of the Capital Regional District, agrees that the Victoria area may be the closest thing to heaven the world has to offer. "Sociologically and climati- cally, the southwest corner of British Columbia is the ideal place in the said Mr. Campbell. -There is no need to encour- age people to retire here be- cause it is easy and natural, he said, adding that retired people bring the area no great advantages or disadvantages. He said there has been a re- cent slowdown in the influx of retired people to the area be- cause the provincial govern- ment has been hiring many young people, putting consid- erable strain on the city's housing. But the Greater Victoria area and the nearby Gulf Islands "maintain a relatively slower he said, and "there's not as much ener- getic type social activity." The old story that Victoria is a city where 65-year-old Prairie farmers go to live with their parents isn't far wrong. A capital regional planning board study says 41 per cent of the retired newcomers came from Manitoba and points west but only eight per cent are from farms or small towns. The city has people over the age of per cent of Victoria's population. For all Canada, retirement- age people form eight per cent of the population. Many retired Canadians who don't settle in Victoria at least make it to the West Coast where the Canadian census shows Vancouver has the second highest percentage of people over 65 at 10.1 per cent. Coastal communities may hold some special attraction for the John's, Nfld., has Canada's third- highest retirement-age popu- lation, with 9.9 per cent. Halifax however, is only a notch higher than Calgary, which at 6.2 per cent has the nation's lowest proportion of retired population. Of nine major Canadian cities examined London, Ont., and Saint John, N.B., tied with 8.7 per cent; Regina was a tenth of a percentage point behind both Hamilton, Ont., and Toronto with 8.2; Mon- treal's 6.9 was a tenth of a point behind Ottawa; and Ont., and Quebec City were even with 6.5 per .cent. The planning board study says 22 per cent of the retired people in Victoria have en- couraged friends or relatives to come here. "The retirement group is, to that extent, self-perpetu- says the survey, Shopping, walking, visiting parks, sports and attending theatres are the major out- door activities of the over-65 people, says the study, while radio and television are at the top of the list of indoor pas- times. The study says "the aver- age retired person of the capi- tal region is richer than his counterpart in the remainder of Canada" and. the group provides a stable income for Victoria. Harry Lawson, 88, is a good example of a retired Victoria immigrant. Mr. Lawson and his wife honeymooned in Victoria in 1910 and decided to retire here. They returned to Winni- peg and Mr. Lawson retired in 1952 after 49 years with Ca- nadian Pacific Railway. Now a widower, he 'spends much of his time walking and curling. He agrees with many of his elderly companions that living costs in Victoria are probably higher than in most Canadian cities but he doesn't want to leave. He said he has had no prob- lem making friends because "halt of them are from the Prairies." Dave Murphy, a research assistant for the Capital Re- gional District, said inter- provincial migration patterns of elderly people rarely change although British Co- lumbia's severe housing shor- tage could have some effect. "A lot of pressure has been created as a result of inflated housing Mr. Murphy said, and most elderly people living in Victoria in their own homes are long-time resi- dents. Mr. Murphy said more sen- ior citizens own their homes in Oak Bay, one of Greater Victoria's four core munici- palities, where average in- comes are approximately 32 per cent higher than in the city of Victoria itself. More than half of the re- gion's elderly live in the origi- nal, older areas of Victoria in medium-density neighbor- hoods with major hospitals and commercial centres near- by, he said. Proportionally, few senior citizens live in the city's sub- urban areas such as Saanich, Colwood, View Royal, or other places where there is new development. Each of the four core mu- nicipalities and the three Saanich Peninsula municipal- ities have senior citizens ac- tivity centres. A study of the region's re- tired, conducted by the dis- trict's planning department, says "many retired first dis- covered the city as tourists and 66 per cent have then en- ticed others to come as tour- ists. "Of the Canadian metro areas, Victoria has the least proportion of its population growth through the arrival of new the study says. Lynne Van Luven Why not indeed! I dreamed of Marc Lalonde last night. you think, "that lascivious wench is entertaining questionable thoughts about our trim and fit minister of health and social welfare." I plead innocent. I did not dream of the Honorable Marc clad only in a strategically placed scarlet 'Why button. My nocturnal visions of Mr. Lalonde were thoroughly respec- table. Alas, niy inner mind's dream centre wears long flannette nighties and is disgustingly pristine. It was probably sparked by the continued furor over Inter- national Women's Year and Mr. Lalonde's stirring address to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs meeting this week, wherein he urged re distribution of the nation's wealth to give social justice for all. To my surprise, my dream revealed the real story behind Mr. Lalonde's acquisition of responsibility for the status of women. Mr. Lalonde, despite being every inch a sharp, smooth politician, strikes audiences as a personable, capable and sincere man. People often end up liking him, whether they like it or not, and chauvinists are forever asking him, "What's a nice guy like you doing mixed up in a portfolio like women's Such thoughts must have contributed to my dream, which was set in an oak panelled, sound proof room on Parliament Hill. Assembled were the prime minister, John Turner, Eugene Whelan, Marc Lalonde, Donald Macdonald and Otto Lang- just a bunch of the boys. Events went, as follows: P.M.: Well fellas, you may be wondering why I called this meeting E.W.: I tell you, boss, if it's something about those eggs again, I'll crack up. I've been scrambling around, trying to clear things up. P.M.: Relax Gene. We realize the whole situation is a yoke (polite guffaws around the table) but I called you here on a matter even more trivial. Murmurs and mutters of speculation around the table. P.M.: The problem is, International Women's Year is loom- on the horizon and we've got to fake all the women out. We've got to look busy by giving somebody glib the status of women portfolio... Sit down, John! Where do you think you're going? J.T. Er, ah, just remembered, I left my make up mirror plugged in at my office I'd better rush right back in case the light bulbs overheat. P.M.: Sit down and relax Johnsie. You're not being con- sidered for the job you're just another pretty face to those women. They'd either look on you with contempt or be consum- ed by jealousy over your good looks. D. Macd. (ever an Well, Pete, I'd love ta take the job, just love ta. But ya gotta admit its darned unrelated to my portfolio and I need to conserve all my intellectual energy for that. P.M.: Fine, Don, you probably don't have finesse enough to handle thousands of women anyhow. And Don the name's Pierre Mr. T. to you. Lang and Whelan leap to their feet, sputtering about democratic processes. P.M.: Fermez les bouches. Shut up. E. W.: (with a wiley gleam in his slit like Well, Mr. Prime Minister, I can say with utmost sincerity and utter con- viction that I am definitely not the man for the job. All the housewives hate me because of that silly little matter of the eggs. They'd never sit still for me on the status of women brief- case P.M.: Portfolio, Eugene, portfolio. Hmmm, I do believe you're right though, for once: O.L.: Me too Mr. P.M. The feminists despise me over the abortion thing. They'd blow their bonnets if you put me on status of women, even though the proposed omnibus bull I mean bill falls into my domain, it just wouldn't be wise, and furthermore P.M.: All right, all right. Well, (looking thoughtfully around the table) let's see who's left Marc? M.L. (lifting his hands, raising his eyebrows and shoulders in a characteristic Gallic Why not? Prompt Service Reasonable! MODERN and ANTIQUE FURNITURE and AUTOMOBILES 1016 HI Avenue South, PHONE 328-5257 or 327-3037 after 5 p.m. Calgarian objects to ladies9 night EDMONTON (CP) A date for the inquiry into com- plaints by a Calgary man that he was the victim Of sex dis- crimination will be set shortly, says D.r. Max Wyman, chairman of the Alberta Human Rights Com- mission. Ron Payne complained to the commission that he went to a "ladies night" cabaret at the Calgary Sheraton-Summit Inn in November, 1973, and paid for admission while women were admitted Dr. Wyman said that it was the first time the commission received such a complaint and the commission and its lawyers had been debating for a long time whether to call for an inquiry. "We are now going ahead with a board of inquiry. We had conversations with the hotel's lawyers and I think they are prepared to fight it." Betty Kennedy named brotherhood chairman TORONTO (CP) Betty Kennedy of Toronto Radio station CFRB has been named 'chairman of National Brotherhood Week, the first time a woman has headed the program since its inception 27 years ago. Fraser Earle, national program director for the council of Christians and Jews, says the week will run Feb. 16 to 22. The council spends about a year in it) fight against bigotry and prejudice. NURSING AIDE TRAINING 1 A VOCATION IN TEN MONTHSI A 40-week course in basic bedside nursing care is available, consist- ing of 20 weeks of lectures and 20 weeks of clinical experience in a hos- pital. Schools for Nursing Aides are located In Edmonton and. Calgary. Oh completion of the 40-week preparatory course, you are required to write a Provincial Licensing Examination. If successful, you will be lic- ensed as a Certified Nursing Aide, and will be ready to become a val- uable member of a nursing team. Entrance Requirements Grade 10 Education Age 1 TA to 55 Years Good mental and physical health For information and an application form, please write to: Director of Nursing Aide Education, Division of Medical Room 613, 10215 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta TSJ 1L6 HEALTH A SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ;