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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta For The Record By MARIIYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor 223 JJAVE you ever had those days when you thought a marriage contract seemed to carry on for a long, long time? Sure you have. Everyone has, unless you just tied the knot that binds in the last week. And bind it does. And chafes. And wears you right down to the bare bone. The "mad" housewife wipes little fingerprints off the walls and wonders why she isn't doing something exciting. Her husband comes home and wishes the laundry did his shirts instead of his wife so he would have a clean one when he wanted it. (His wife didn't do the shirts because she was doing something more delightful - she was having coffee with the neighbors.) The above instances are not going to make anyone run to the divorce courts, of course, but a big pile of little frustrations and little disappointments have led more than one couple to the conclusion that marriage is just not worth it all. The trend of many of today's youth is a kind of trial marriage - they just live together. Hesitant about telling Mom and Dad about it all, they just live together on campus or wherever and maintain the proprieties when they go to their own home and each other's home to visit. It's debatable whether it really proves anything or solves anything, and people have been living together without benefit of marriage vows by a duly authorized individual for years. It's not new. The couples trying it out are just younger. * * * Two women members of the state assembly in Maryland, Rhode Island, have come up with a proposal to get around the problems of both the long-term and non-term marriage contract. Lawyer Lena K. Lee and law student, Hilde-gardeis Boswell have drawn up a bill to make marriage a three-year contract, with an option to renew. They are now proposing to legalize the idea by state law. The contract would incorporate an agreement on a 1 i m o n y, property settlements and legal fees in case the three-year term is long enough for either or both parties. One big benefit, of course, is that if the marriage is not going well, at least the injured party doesn't have that millstone feeling around the shoulders. On the other hand, it would be too easy to forget about the whole thing and split up rather than spend a bit of time and effort working to make a marriage happy and successful. The successfulness of a marriage can't be determined in three years. Every year people change, and every year the marriage changes. The dissolution of marriage should be easier, and should be fairer, and who knows, maybe knowing your marriage could end in three years may give pause for thought the next time you're deliberately aggravating to whomever is at the end of your marriage knot. $ $ CASH BINGO $ HUNGARIAN OlD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY - 8 O'CLOCK A $100 Blackout Bingo played for till won vary Saturday plu� 2 7-Nomber Jackpot. JACKPOTS NOW $115 AND $125 5 Cards for $1.00 or 25c oach (located Next to No. 1 Firehall) $ Young people more courteous at wheel City taxi driver loves her job By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer "When I started, I thought, if I didn't like it, I would quit-but I loved it, I just loved it." Those are the feelings of Mrs. Helen (Lynn) Baker after driving taxi for seven and one half years. Mrs. Baker drove for five years in Calgary, and now drives her own unit for a Lethbridge taxi company. "I had previously owned a store, but then I bought into a taxi company. I told the boss if he ever needed another driver to call me up." A few weeks later Mrs. Baker found herself doing just that - driving 12 hours a day. When she first began, there were only three women driving cabs in Calgary, but "there are lots more than that now." What do her husband and children think? "Well, I met my husband driving cab, so he really can't say too much, and my children have just grown up with the idea," she says. And what about her friends and relatives? When Mrs. Baker wrote her mother to tell her of the job, she replied, "It doesn't surprise me in, the least." Mrs. Baker is a very versatile woman who built a complete set of cupboards for her son's bedroom, as well as designing her hide-away bar. In the five years Mrs. Baker drove in Calgary, and the two years in Lethbridge, she says she has had as many "propositions as I have proposals." Reactions to the faet of having a "woman driver" are generally good. "No one is ever rude when they see me driving. The teen-agers will kid me, but I just kid them right back. If you show people respect, they will do the same for you." Mrs. Baker summed up Lethbridge drivers the first week she drove taxi here. About 50 Mrs. Kundrik re-elected During the general meeting of the St. Peter and St. Paul's Ladies Aid, the following were elected to take office for the coming term. Mrs. John Kundrik was re-elected president; Mrs. Peter George, vice-president; Mrs. Nick Zuback, second vice - president; Mrs. Eugene Chollak, secretary; Mrs. Albert Gill, treasurer; Mrs. Paul Chirka, assistant treasurer; Mrs. George Nicol-son, historian; Mrs. Eugene Chollak and Mrs. Peter George, publicity; Mrs. William Boychuk and Mrs. Nick Makarenko, visiting committee; Mrs. Walter Ptycia and Mrs. William Terlesky, entertainment; Mrs. William Boychuk, dues; Mrs. Julius Peta, special committee; Mrs. Nick Zuback, Mrs. William Terlesky, Mrs. Harold Deal, and Mrs. George Onofrychuk, phoning committee. per cent drive as though they are taking lessons; 10 per cent are boys cruising around looking for girls; 10 per cent are boys and girls cruising around looking for trouble; 10 per cent are farmers who think Lethbridge isn't too big for them to drive in - but it is; and 20 per cent have a fair idea of what they are doing. There are only a few annoying things about the job. One is when pranksters call for one or more taxis to a fictitious address, or one where the people know nothing about it. Another annoyance is that other drivers tend to think they can cut a taxi off, if they think the taxi is going a bit too fast. "The thing is, drivers don't know when we are rushing someone to hospital, if we have a nurse needed in surgery, or some other emergency riding with us. Courtesy is something people don't know anything about when it comes to taxis," she claims. Other women drivers are generally the least courteous, Golf clinic set The YMCA will begin its Golf Tune-Up for spring course Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Family Y. This is a course for advanced golfers, and everyone is welcome to register. Instruction will be given by Jock Brown, a golfing professional. The course will run for a total of 10 lessons. Registration may be made at, arid further information be obtained from the Y 32&-7771. "but they can say what they want about teen-agers. I'll still say that they are more courteous drivers. A teen-age driver will stop and let me go ahead before an adult will. Nine times out of 10, h young person will have more courtesy." To be a cab driver, you have to learn how to talk to people, and have to learn when not to talk also, according to Mrs. Baker. "You have to like people. All we've got to sell is courtesy. It's a fascinating business that can get in your blood. There's never a dull moment, and you can get a laugh every day. It's just that most of them you can't print." Youth hostel plans under ivay Bill Kergan, director of preventative social services, Brian Brindley, director of the youth hostel, Odessey House, in 1970, and Tom Fillingham, a university student were appointed recently to a sub-committee of the Youth Services Council to study needs of a proposed youth hostel in Lethbridge. Their job will be to gather the details necessary, and help the youth council then prepare a brief to be submitted to City Council. The council will meet March 10 to prepare the brief. They will also be inviting other interested persons to attend and present ideas for projects, submissions, and government grants. AT HOME AND ABROAD - The pathways of" Mrs. lynn Baker lead her anywhere from driving her own taxi cab in Lethbridge, right, to building cabinets, left, for on* of her four children'* bedroom*. Mrs. Baker call* the cabinet* her "first effort/' YOUR LAST CHANCE THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes VOLUNTEER HONORED - Mrs. Lillian Ruppell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bobinec of 515 12 St. N. has been selected Pope Air Force Base Family Services Volunteer of the Year for 1970 in Pope, North Carolina. Formerly of Lethbridge, Mrs. Ruppell is married to Capt. Victor G. Ruppell of the Royal Canadian Air Force who is under assignment to (he 777th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Pope. As co-or-dinator of family services, Mrs. Ruppell contributed more than 800 hours to the program in little more than a year. Why not have a portrait of your children done now? USA-6 years TRACY-2 years Children of MR. AND MRS. D. AAcRAE LETHBRIDGE THEATRE IN DANGER MONTREAL (CP) - The Theatre du Nouveau Monde says it is in danger of losing its goal-theatre as a public service within reach of every citizen -as it becomes more of an institution in its 21st year of existence. To counter the trend, it is determined to avoid being an agent for any political party while denouncing oppression and dishonesty in all forms and providing a meeting place for new and positive thought. "Gee, thanks-did someone leave it on the bus?" 6ec&me a M milTjCIAN NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL And Desire toe learn a Profession ... I{ WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER _4, We have 3 fully qualified full time instruc-treses and we teach all phases el beauty culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. Yoou'll enjoy our new remodelled and air-conditioned school. A professional beautician pays higher than the average income and opportunities are unlimited. I--------1 Fiil Out , ���"* Sth00' , low Monthly This Couponl405 SthS,S'U'hb"d9el Tuition * For More I NAME..............., *J"-�-. . , ,. | ADDRESS ............ Cl Information ' Starting Now Nature's Health Secrets Revealed ttfE STOP SUFFERING - START LIVING? This compact heaffh-guicfe contains vsefvf Information on the causes of 48 common chronic allmmnts and mx-port opinions on how to combat thorn, ft d/sewsso* Natw's Way of helping people got well and stay wall. HANDY HOME DOCTOR ' HWTOQSE THE MEDICINES OF NATURE 120 pages 65,000 words 63 illustrations SPECIAL OFFER EXPIRES MARCH 31 ANSWERS MANY HEALTH QUESTIONS - TELLS WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW: - about ttie tmnaa hodr* a* totftfi and diaeaae, - about Nature's awn nitaa for PoaJtiva Health. - about the ri*hr of mini, meali and aiaKbi, - about mtorixt good haalth wltb foods and harba, - about the creat Hoalina foreti within tha bsd�. - about folk lamodias and fha "Medicines af Harare" AH this and mere, in a compact book of 120 paeon well illustrated, fascinating to read, oasy to wndmr* stand, fully Indexed. /s Your Ailment named here ? READ THE ADVICE OF EXPERTS ON THE USE OF THE "MEDICINES OF NATURE" TO RELIEVE SYMPTOMS OF . . . 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