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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta �6 ~- THE IFTHBRIDGE HERAID - Saturday, February 24, 1973 j- i niiiwiiinimini1 ii ii in i rs FNTIL recently, I been driving an old Sherman tank to work. I considered it my Mend and bore its various faults in reasonably good humor. I paid the many bills it ran up hanging around with the crowd at the local parking meters, I walked to the gas station at odd intervals to quench its thirst, and kept a weather eye out for internal disorders. Then one day we Had Words. In the heat of the moment, fed up with its eternal coughing and spluttering and wheezing, I called it a hypochondriac. We parted company in frigid silence, and I set about looking for a new friend. A couple of days ago - much to my husband's disgust - the cutest little bitty green Pinto and I found each other. "Can I have it?" I asked xny Willyum. "That little bug?" he sneered. "It's 'way too small for us." That was a downright lie* and he knew it I'd made my point 15 minutes earlier by squeezing two adults, six children and one cat into the car (admittedly somewhat .uncomfortably) and driving it around the block without mishap. But I decided this was not the time to quibble. "Can I have it?" I said. He switched to the long-suffering-husband routine, oozing patience: "look, the wheel base is short and the shocks don't have much zap - that �means hard suspension." I wasn't yet ready to give up. "Can I have it?" Willyum's patience evaporates quickly. "You'll hate it." he snarled. "It's four-on-the- by MAUREEN JAMIcSON liirsr.ra^iiiiilllliiiliHIHBiiiiaMillllllilllililii have wmtmrnamam floor, and you haven't driven a standard in years!" "Yes. but can I have it?" He raised his voice a few notches (I'm the one who yells - he merely raises his voice). "We've just token it out on the highway and it hardly goes over 70," he belli ved. "Pretty please?" He dragged his cheque-book out of his pocket, shook off the moths and told me I'd driven him to the verge of bankruptcy. If I spent another nickel this year, he muttered, we'd die of starvation. Well naturally, when I got my new friend home, I found there were any number of unexpected little things come up. The wheels bad to be balanced, it needed an in - car wanner, tapes for the stereo and a few other minor odds and ends. Then I saw another Pinto dressed up with the jazziest little chrome thingy on the roof and fancy metal doodads around the wheels and flashes along the sides - just the kind of bits and pieces I need to give my own friend a dash of real high-class pizzazz. But alas, my little Pinto still sits there naked and unadorned. Willyum has seen fit to take a most unreasonable stand and refuses to break out another cheque. In fact, he claims he's getting to bate the little bug more and more, with each passing day. But what I want to know is: if he hates it so much, howcum I have to race him to the driveway every morning, otherwise I end up di-iv-ing his yucky big company car while he whizzes around town in my zippy green bug? $ $ CASH BJNGO $ TONIGHT, SATURDAY-7:30 O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HAIL A SI00 Blackout Bingo played for till wen every Saturday plus 2-7-Number Jackpot* JACKPOTS NOW $80 AND $100 5 Cards for $T.OO or 25c each (Located Next to No. 1 Firehall) $ NOW YOU ARE ^ FINISHED SCHOOL 'And Desire too Learn a Profession . , . WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER We have 3 fully qualified full time instrue-treses and we teach all phases of beauty culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. You'll en\oy our new remodelled and air-conditioned school. A professional beautician pays higher than the average income and opportunities are unlimited. Fill Out f~ Alberta Beauty School ^ Payments This Coupon |�5 5th St. $.f lethbridge | St0Sn�^0W . , .NAME..............., For More |ADDRESS ............J ^ Information ,CITY ................. Tuition Tjfizin9 aivay the day BiLL GKOENEN photo When old man winter decides to give southern Alberta a break, the best thing to do is take advantage of it while it lasts. The picturesque riverbottom provided this warm-weather napper with a log for a pillow and level ground for a bed. The latest issue of a good magazine cuts off the bright light, and all is well for an afternoon ,of doing nothing. Sharp increase in Ontario abortion rate TORONTO (CP) - Therapeutic abortions, with qualified blessings from the Criminal Code, are increasing sharply across Canada. But it appears, in Ontario at least, that the supply of hospital facilities, coupled witli other factors, is not keeping up with the demand. As a result, certain citizen groups, politicians and doctors want abortions to be still more readily available and Parliament has agreed to reopen debate on the issue. In the first six months of 1972, there were about 7,715 legal abortions in Ontario, about 515 more than in the corresponding period in the VON speaker Miss Eleanor Campbell, administrator of the Calgary Home Care Plan, will be feature speaker at the annual meeting of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Miss Campbell will speak on aspects and implications of co-ordinated delivery of a home-care plan in Lethbridge. instant warning! with a new Chain Burglar Alarm. Operates on regular penlite batteries. Simple to install . . . all ycu need is a screwdriver. Turns on and off at the flick of a switch. Emits a loud buzz when, tampered with. And priced so low you can easily afford one ' for all your doors and windows! Order Your Now. Only $2.98 Mail cash, cheque or money order to: JAY-PEE ENTERPRISES OF CANADA 505 BELVEDERE AVENUE LONDON, ONTARIO previous year. Across Canada, the respective figures were 18,801 and 14,168. Full-year figures have not been released, but some statisticians have predicted the 1972 number will have reached nearly 50,000 in Canada. In Ontario, a survey taken by Sault Ste. Marie Star concluded that, the number of abortions in 1971 represented a ratio of 12 to every 100 live births in 1970, Because of the unavailability of data, both years were used in the survey. . The figures were based only on areas replying to the survey, and excluded Roman Catholic hospitals which do not allow abortions. M.*\-Y ""ME To shun publicity, or because oi' paiv tear, lack of hospital facilities or hospital approval, many women leave their home town, their province or country for an abortion. Of that group, many go to city hospitals in Ontario. A 1969 amendment to the Criminal Code of Canada legalized abortions in approved hospitals where a hospital committee certifies that continuation of the pregnancy would endanger the life or health of - the mother. "But the system is inequitable," says Brian Strehler of the Family Planning Federation of Canada. He said some smaller hospitals have not enough staff doctors to make up the minimum of five needed-at least three for the committee, one to refer the case to them and one to procure the abortion. It means, Mr. Strehler said, that about 90 per cent of abortions are procured in certain city hospitals and, as a result, those hospitals become overloaded and have lengthy waiting lists. *3n and out 4 own Pvecaiving guests at th* annual February Tea to be held Wednesday in the auxiliary hospital, will be Mrs. E. P. Jones, Mrs. T. Moore and Mrs. T. Lush. Sharing pouring honors are Mrs. U. J. Pittman, Mrs. J. H. Oliver, Mrs. S. J. Smith, and Mrs. J. V. Anderson. Decorations will be done by Mrs. Gordon Miller and publicity will be handled by Mrs. J. R. McLeod. Mrs. D. J. Schindeler and Mrs. H. lidgren will act as treasurers, with Mrs. R. C. Duthie and Mrs. J. G. Neufeld distributing sunshine bags. LARRY LEAVITT Announcement Mr, Andrew Olson, Vice-President of Paramount Life would like to lake this opportunity to announce that . . . EPS1LON AGENCIES under the direction of Wayne Pierson and Larry Leavitt has acheived the top agency award for Paramount Life for all of Alberta during the month of January, 1973. Wayne and Larry would like to thank their many agents and clients for making this goal possible. WAYNE PIERSON Statistics Canada reported that of the January-to-June abortions procured in Ontario last year, seven were on residents of other countries and 27 on residents of other provinces. TROUBLE FOTV SOME Phyllis Curry, a nurse who directs Abortion and Contraceptive Counselling and Related Areas (ACCRA), said girls under 18 have trouble getting abortions in Ontario. They must have their parents' consent, but they don't want their parents to know. "If they are 17, they can go to the Stctes for an abortion if they have a psychiatric opinion in lieu of parental consent," she said. "But it's a hell of a fast way to grow up." A recent repoi-t said that betwec-n July, 1970. and June, 1971, mere than 4,400 Canadian women had abortions in New York state, which has a comparatively liberal abortion law. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes �MEM's $wm "I.think I'd like something in a lighter shade Black shows blonde hair so easily." r BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE "A MEASURE FOR QUALITY BY THE YARD"" Specializing in Fabrics, Drapery, and Sewing Needs Centre Village Mall Phone 328-4536 1 SECRETARY-TYPIST WANTED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Fully experienced typists only need apply Excellent working conditions Salary commensurate with experience Apply Box 8 c/o Lethbridge Herald C0MPLETI AUTOMATIC WASHERS  DRYERS AS WELL AS SPIN WASHERS 90 DAY GUARANTEE FAIRFIELD SERVICES LTD. 327-6070, 327-6884 We will alto buy any R.C.A. - INGLIS OR WHIRLPOOL automatic washers or gat dryers in need of repair for rebuilding. Wo also have 3 fully qualified strvice technicians available for other repair services. Teen group's film tells drug story By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor It costs $47 a day to keep a young person in detention in Alberta. "That's about $17,000 a year," said Gene Opheim, Edmonton director of (he Teen Challenge program. Mr. Opheim was in Lethbridge this week arranging to show the Teen Challenge film, Unhooked, at Senator Buchanan school on March 0. Teen Challenge is an interdenominational organization started within the last decade by David Wilkerson, a young country minister crusading in the slums of New York. The organization works primarily for prevention, cure and rehabilitation of youthful drug addicts, and to keep them out of detention centres, Mr. Opheim explained, "but we attempt to help all who are under some form of addiction. "We don't set up a hard and fast organization," he said. "It's fluid . . . people come and go. "We have discovered the coffee house is an, excellent way of reaching the youth. It presents a relaxed atmosphere in which spiritual emphasis is paramount. "A very interesting fact in our approach to drug addiction is what we call cold-turkey withdrawal. We do not believe in the use of methadone or any other drug in tapering off, "We feel that there is no permanent cure in drug addiction," said Mr. Opheim, "apart from a real faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to Him." In the Teen Challenge program, he pointed cut, "statistics across America show that the rate of cure is anywhere from 40 to 80 per cent. "This, of course, applies to those who sincerely want help. "From a cold, calculating aspect, we believe that all organizations should give consideration to our positive approach. We can save the government millions of dollars. "Drug addiction is not tapering off," said Mr. Opheim. "We're finding that heroin is coming in very strong. We picked up a 16-year-old boy the other day, shooting heroin. "They start on the soft drugs and then progress. "First and foremost, prevention is a very important tiling," he said, and Teen Challenge is GENE OPHEIM attempting to educate youth to the hazards of drug addiction through "meetings in churches, youth groups and service clubs. "But we're greatly concerned with helping the addicts who are on drugs. And we're attempting to get a rehabilitation centre . . . where we must include an approach to the mental, moral, physical and spiritual aspects of life." In Edmonton, he said,* "we're asking for a farm to take the young addict who has" a desire to be free. Our facilities are very inadequate, and real attention must be given to them. "That's our big project right now." The program is funded by "voluntary contributions from interested individuals, churches and service clubs," and serviced by "a lot of volunteer workers." There is "a nucleus of a group of young people" he said, dedicated and excited about helping others, who are "the best workers v/e have." The film Mr. Opheim is presenting March 8, "is the story of a young man who comes to the end of himself. He's on drugs and he's tried all lands of methods and not been helped. It clearly depicts our approach to the question, and how he is positively helped. It is a challenging and exciting film." On hand to answer questions about the film and drug problems generally, will be a group of young Edmonton people aged 16 and 17,'some of them former addicts. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICI OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVf. S. Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In The Lethbridge Herald All wedding reports, marriage and %ngaaement announcements will now be published on -i special page in The Herald's Saturday editior> each week. Special requests for publication on other specific days of the week will be -given every consideration-Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now be accepted in the following forms: Standard Wedding Report-Using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at The Herald). REPORT ONLY ......,.......... $ 5.00 REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE $15.00 Extended Wedding Report- If you wish information published which would be additional to that provided on The Herald's standard report form, this will be accepted, and the entire report will then be charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be $10.00, DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 - Family Editor * The Lethbridge Herald ;