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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, February 27, 1975 can have better diets for less money' OTTAWA (CP) The grocery bills for most families are up to one-third higher than necessary yet many are improperly nourished, the Food Prices Review Board said Wednesday.. In a 41-page report on the cost of nutritious eating, the board said a four-person family can buy enough food for a basically sound diet for about a year but now is spending about The report, the board's 29th since it was set up in mid-1973 to oversee rising food prices, said that despite sharply rising costs, people can have nutritionally better diets for less money. It proposed eight recommendations for government and food industry action to improve the general level of knowledge about sensible eating habits and to encourage shoppers to buy cheaper and more nutritious foods. Among the board's findings: average cost of a nutritious diet for a four-person fam- ily has risen 52 per cent in the last five years, to 39.8 a week in December, 1974, from in October, 1969. the same period the Consumer Price Index for food consumed at home rose by the same 52 per cent. cost of a week's supply of nutritious food varies from a high of in Vancouver to a low of in Ottawa-Hull. good nutrition is within the reach of the average person-a "sizable portion" of the population is not properly nourished. problems have grown worse because of the rapid rise in food costs. is a "serious lack of awareness" about nutrition at all levels of society in the country. nutrients including protein, vitamin C, iron and cal- cium are missing from the diets of many persons, including the aged, women of child-bearing age and even the very young. 91 per cent of the population could afford a nutritious diet if shoppers knew how to substitute more expensive foods for cheaper foods with the same nutritional value. The report called for intensified efforts to educate the public about food-buying practices and said the formulation of govern- ment food policies "must be centred on the nutritional needs of Canadians." The federal government should consider changing food enrichment regulations for some foodstuffs to counter wide- spread iron and calcium deficiencies, the board said. In ad- dition the food industry should devote more advertising to nu- trition information programs. The continuing federal-provincial review of the social secur- ity system should include consideration of the cost of nutritious 'eating. The federal government should set up an advisory body to make recommendations on nutrition and health, the report said. There also should be greater federal-provincial co-ordination of studies on nutrition-related health problems. Surplus of marked 74 but VON will be 'scrambling' for funds in '75 By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor Lethbridge VON had a great year in 1974, but things don't look as rosy for '75. That was the message given the annual meeting of the Lethbridge branch of the Vic- torian Order of Nurses at noon Wednesday. "Financially 1974 was the best year we have ever ex- perienced, due to support from many sources, but 1975 and its greatly increased costs will see us back to our familiar position of constantly searching for funds with which to carry retiring VON board president Claudia Card said in a written report, read in her absence by VON vice president Dick Williams. The VON had a surplus of in 1974, due partly to slightly increased fees for ser- vice and savings on personnel since the office was under staffed for part of the year. The VON's actual operating expenses for 1974 were slightly above the budgeted expenses of However, total actual income of compared to es- timated revenues of brought the VON well into the black for 1974. "The government has made it plain we'll have to rely more on community incoming president Arthur Wood said. "We'll have to work very hard for a balanced budget in "The picture looks VON treasurer Dale Coupland warned board members, "but there will be substantial cost increases for 1975, including approximately 40 per cent salary increases, which will put us back in a deficit position." In order to keep the VON competitive with other, agen- cies, there will be an approx- imate increase of in VON salaries for 1975, Mr. Coupland said later. He predicted that increase alone, not considering rising costs in other areas, "will have the VON scrambling for more funds Mr. Coupland said the VON will most likely have "no sur- plus whatever" for 1975 since it is not expecting any major increases in revenue and is planning for operating ex- penses of VON Board member Dick Johnston said later in an inter- view that the Lethbridge VON has always been able to keep abreast of rising costs since its service costs are directly related to delivery costs. He said it cost the VON staff to make an individual visit in 1974. "We were only about nine cents he said, referring to the actual fee per visit of charged last year. "We don't want a huge profit margin, obviously, but the actual cost per visit must be the evidence of cost on which the fees are He said the VON fees will of necessity increase this year and that new rates probably per visit can be ex- pected to become effective in May. VON nurse in charge Tomoe Hironaka reported that a total of visits were made to 651 patients in 1974, compared to visits made to 806 patients in 1973. She said the great decrease in the total number Of persons ad- mitted for service is explain- ed by the VON's withdrawal from post natal care visits. In July 1974, post natal ser- vices were relinquished to the local health unit. Of the 651 patients attended last year, 370 patients (com- pared to 363 in 1973) were recipients of nursing care; 281 (433 the previous year) were admitted for health instruc- tion. Ms. Hironaka said the ma- jority of visits made by the VON, a total of were made to adult patients requir- ing nursing care. "Although the service is available to anyone in the community of any age and in any walk of commented Ms. Hironaka, a large propor- tion of nursing care is to those over 65 years of age." She said the fee per visit was increased by 25 cents in 1974, making the rate per visit. Because the VON is a voluntary organization, the fee is adjusted according to the patient's ability to pay. Alberta Blue Cross pays up to a maximum of a year for nursing care visits made in the home. In 1974, a total of 244 couples registered in the VON's pre natal classes. The Lethbridge branch of the VON is funded through a variety of sources, including a grant from the provincial government (administered through the VON provincial which was last year, and money from the City of Lethbridge in 1974 as well as donations from the United Appeal, the Kinette Club, the BPO Elks No. 37 Lodge, city physicians and private citizens. LETHBRIDGE SOCIETY for MEALS ON WHEELS Wish to express sincere gratitude to the following for their financial support in 1974 ORGANIZATIONS: St. Andrew's Presbyterian 5th Ave. South Rolal Canadian Legion (Ladies' Ave. 9th St. South Women's Federation, SI. Andrew's 5th Ave. South MeKillop United Church 19th Ave. South Order of America No. 12th At. 'C' North Dominion Rebekah Lodge No. 117 201h At. North Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society St. Augustine's Anglican St. 4th Ave. South Assumption Parish Catholic Women's League Lethbridge Kinette 1517 7th Ave. South Foremost United Church Alberta Women of the 3rd Ave. North St. Augustine's Street 4th Ave. South Friendship Lodge No. 729, Ladies-Auxiliary to U.T.U. Charily Lodge No. 67 A.F. S Street South Grace Marshall Unit, Southminster United Church Women J.O.V. Society, Christian Reforrned Ave. 'A' North U.C.W. General, Soulhminster United Church Women's Auxiliary to Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Independent Order of 29th Street 'A' South Mclntyre Ranching Company 6th Street. South INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS R. Salomonson 80x521. Lethbridoe Mr. and Mrs, P. McDonald 2203 15th Ave. S. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Minty 1307 9th Ave. S. W. H. Cummings Mr.'and Mrs. R. Morton 1914 14th Ave. S. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. McKenile 1620 2nd Ave.'A'N. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alger 160214th Aye. S. David Gowlland 1326 30th St. Mrs. Rita Gowleand 2207 16th Ave. S. Mrs. Angela Smith 297 7th Ave. 'A'S. William Short 403 8th Ave.'A'S. Dow Family Box 292, Lethbridge Mr. and Mrs. L. Pavan Box 547. Lethbridge Mr. and Mrs. A. Walsh 938 10th St. S. Mrs. Dorothy Warittrs Mrs. Minnie Wall Mrs. Marlene MacMillan Mrs. Betty Purkis 309 24th St. S. Miss Doris Lewis 827 5th SI. S. Mrs. Carol Bales Mrs. Irene Shippobolham Mrs. E. Allison Mrs. Elnoran Mrs. Charlotte Hughes Mrs. Minnie AshcroK Mrs. Jesse M. Haig 12136th Ave.'A'S. G. Mitchcl 298 7lr> Ave. S. R. A. Simmons 101029th St.'A'S. Mrs. F. Wood 3144 South Parkside Drive Mrs. A. Duff 833 12th St. S. Mrs. A. Anderson 2921 N. Parkside Drive Several Anonymous Donors Wt With to thank our sponsoring Community Service Department City of Lethbridge and Preventive Social Service Without your support, we would be unable to carry on this worthwhile community Alison Morrow Mrs. E. Dutton 528 15th St. S. J. Switzer 3C Spruce Towers Miss Helen Findlay 1238 6th Ave. S. Mrs. E. W. Stewart 631 8th St. S. Wm. Kergan 1023 29th St. 'A'S. G. Lomas 130415th AVe. S. Elda Jorgenson 1106 15th St. N. C. R. Luchla 12156th Ave.'A'S. Mrs. Nora Everson 803 Park Towers Mrs. M. Gray 3214 6th Ave. A" S. Sister Nora Sullivan St. Michael's Hospital Miss T. Hironaka 2407 17th Ave. S. R. M. Frame 2505 5th Ave. S. Mrs. R. G. Hall 2602 6th Ave. S. Mrs. E. Fairfield 820 15lh St. S. Mrs. K. MacLeod 1304 26th St. S. Mrs. C.E. Parry 1719 Scenic Drive Mrs. R. Hedenstrom 1915 7th Ave. S. Mrs. J.Duncan 806 15th St. S. Mrs. A. V. Wtamerup 406 Stafford Place L. C. Halmrasl 1831 20th Ave. S. Mrs. L. Grant 806 Stafford Place Mrs. E. Mefzger 1604 21st St. S. Mrs. E. Sooler 1813LakeriillCresc. Mrs. Doris Melvln 103312th St. S. More young Indians marrying for love BILL GROENEN photo By RAM SUNIMR CP Correspondent BOMBAY and more young Indians are marrying for love, but only in the big cities. In the country's half-million villages, arranged marriages are still the rule and a love match can produce a social explosion. In the village of Dhakali, about 400 miles from Bombay, the teen-aged daughter of Gopal Gawai, a farmer, became friendly with the son of Saligram Shinde, the village policeman and chief official of the local council. 'The policeman objected to the romance because he had other marital plans for his son and because the Gawais belong to a lower caste. He ordered Gawai to stop his daughter from seeing the boy. Gawai refused to take any ac- tion. Shortly afterward, a number of men entered the farmer's house and Gawai and his younger brother were severely beaten and had their eyes virtually gouged out. They were taken to Bombay, where eye surgeons are trying to restore their sight. The government ordered the arrest of Shinde and eight other men on charges arising out of the attack. after you see your doctor bring your prescription to Women's branch to plan, examine economic issues VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia government is es- tablishing a women's economic rights branch, Gary Lauk, minister of economic development, has announced. He told the legislature that the branch will "examine, plan and recommend on all issues, affecting the economic rights, economic development, and socio economic status of women in British Columbia." One of the first projects to be undertaken by the branch, to be headed by Eileen Caner, a public servant, will be to comprise statistical publications on women in B.C. and to study women's participation within the department of economic development Mr. Lauk added. The minister said, "It is clear that the role of women .is emerging as a major concern in the design of a balanced socio- economic culture." "Women must be given access to the powers of decision in order to guarantee that no policy instituted on a government level will consciously or unconsciously discriminate against any sector of our society. "Their appraisal and constructive criticism will be a significant contribution to the resources upon which decisions concerning our future are made." The minister made the announcement while speaking on a motion to adopt the throne speech. He described the formation of the branch as a modest start toward bringing women into the business community as "fellow human beings." "When women attempt to push for equal pay for equal work, equal opportunities for promotion, a place in the power structure of institutions in society, their demands are met with disbelief, resistance and sometimes outright Mr. Lauk said. He said much of the recent tension regarding sex roles arises from "the laggardly adjustment of law, customs and in- stitutions to these changes." -The Herald Family Ann Landers A sunny break Barb Hansen, left, and Brad Harper, Grade 12 students at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute take a sunny break from classes and relax on a park bench at Henderson Lake. Dear Ann Landers: You have printed several letters about the rudeness of both salespeople and customers.. I hope you can find room for one more. My letter will be "different" because I am deaf. I work as a meat wrapper in a supermarket. When I straighten the meat case, customers come up and ask questions, usually when my back is turned. I face the customer and say, "I'm sorry, I'm deaf. Will you please talk slower' so I can read your Most of the time the answer is "Never or "Forget it." Sometimes the customer looks at me with disgust and walks away. I guess they figure deaf people are' too stupid to bother with. I realize these folks are ig- norant, but it hurts to be treated so shabbily. Perhaps if you print this letter they will learn something. But Willing To Help Dear Willing: More than rudeness is involved. Many people are too self conscious to face a stranger and have their lips read. It's a new ex- perience for them and they shy away from it. I agree that the behavior of the people you have cited shows a pathetic lack of un- derstanding, but it's another example of the growing lack of consideration and concern which has engulfed much of the world in recent years. Too bad, isn't it? Dear Ann Landers: I can forgive "Victim Of The Economy" for itemizing the call girl's fee as a "dinner party lor the but I find it infuriating when my boss (who makes a year) puts every lunch on his expense account, even when it's his cousin from Daven- port. He also writes off all dinners with social friends and family as "business." Every trip he takes out of town is charged to the com- pany, even if it's a visit to his in laws. He also permits his children, his sister, and his wife's family to use his telephone credit card number. They make calls all over the country and the business pays for these gab sessions. Last spring he-had the gall to charge his son's wedding rehearsal dinner as "a party for customers and wives." The executives in this com- pany voted themselves salary increases of 15 per cent this year, while the rest of us got 5 per cent. Meanwhile, the cost of living increase has hit 12 per cent. Just sign me A Little Bitter Dear Bitter: You don't say whether the company you work for owned or if it has stockholders. If it's the latter, you could buy one share of stock and make quite a stink at the next' stockholder's meeting. I strongly recommend that you have another job, first, however. In fact, feeling as you do, I suggest that you clear out in any event. I'd hate to work for people I had so lit- tle respect for. CONFIDENTIAL to Tell The Truth, Honey: The truth is NO. I have never had my face lifted. But thanks for the compliment. It made my day. Parents, what should you do if your teenager is having sex- ual relations? Ann Landers' new booklet, "High School Sex And How To Deal With It A Guide For Teens And Their gives no nonsense advice on how to handle this delicate situation. For each booklet, send 50 cents in coin plus a long, stamped, self addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, Illinois 60120. Trim.Compact Zenith Eyeglass Hearing Aid Make the right decision now and try this reliable Zenith Carlyle aid at no obligation. And if within 10 days after purchase you aren't completely satis- fied, you may return the aid and your money, except for the cost of a custom earrnold, will ue refunded. Batteries for all makes of hearing jjds. The finality gees in bcloic rhe rume goes on. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. F. A. 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