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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 27, 1875 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Chris Stewart Baton competition set Robert Ecklund of Calgary, Alberta's leading baton expert, will supervise the judges at the competition slated for Lethbridge, May 16 and 17. Sponsored by the Southern Alberta Baton Twirling Club, the two-day event including provincial, city and U.S. open com- petitions will climax with an awards' presentation at the Yates. Joan Leslie, club president is contest director. Young people willing to give time to helping others are volunteering as citizens's advocates, according to co-ordinator Jean Moore. The youngster Pat Hazuda, 15, is befriending has so delighted her family, her mother wrote the child's mother expressing her families' appreciation and pleasure in the child's visits to their home. According to Jean, news of this letter was the greatest encouragement she has yet received. Other young advocates are Mickey Kinashan, of Catholic Central; Oscar Tavcrnini, U of L and YAC president Boyd Hallman. Larry Spicer. assistant pastor at the Nazarene Church is back from a three-week course in leadership and Christian education at the Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg. Quota for this clinic is 950 pints, compared to 900 pints realized at the December clinic. Clinic hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9: 30 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Lead content high in fruit juices ANNA ELQISE CHARET OF MONTREAL MAKING A HOME FOR CAMBODIAN ORPHANS Cambodian waifs are Hheir babies' The marriage encounter study held at the Retreat Centre. Canadian sisters Care for 41 children on Scenic Drive, organized by Father Robert Chisolmn of J Assumption parish and conducted by Father Louis Geelan of Cochrane and Mr. and Mrs. Clay Everitt of Calgary was attend- ed by eleven married couples. Members of the 4th Lethbridge Scouts and Cubs, headed by Bill Zaychuk. Scoutmaster and Lawrence Pedersen, Akala, par- ticipated in the display of winter camping equipment and camp projects in the College Village mall during Scout Week. The parent and son banquet, to be held at p.m., March 14 at St. Augustine's parish hall, will be convened by Gail Smook, the group committee's social convener. John Insley is chairman. The Southern Alberta Equestrian Council wishes to remind all member clubs planning to haul a horse from one location to another that you must have a manifest made out covering each trip. A manifest book can be picked up from any district agricultural office or from the brand inspector's office at any provincial livestock yard. Failing that, you can take your horse to the provincial brand inspector for inspection and apply for an annual permit. Bill Oleksy, Dorothy Gooder School principal, announces another "first" for his school: students and staff are now enjoy- ing lunches together in the school gym, thanks to the parents who first experienced a community lunch hour at the school's national swim day. Juliette Lacey, Horticultural Society newsletter editor, recommends placing flower stems in hot water at 110 degrees (about bath temperature) and letting it cool naturally, for best results if long lasting blooms are desired. Hot water moves easier and faster in the stems than does cold water, she says. She also recommends wrapping a piece of paper around the bou- quet after placing the flowers in hot water. This reduces water loss and prevents rapid air movement. Leo Pruegger, president of the now defunct Fun 'N Friends Club feels the club's demise is a loss to He believes organizations bent on helping individuals acquire new friends are badly needed and would like to see the group re- activated. All that is needed is a hall and enough interested residents to support such a group, he says. He can be reached at 328-4961. Family planning urged PHNOM PENH (AP) Marie-Eloise and Anna Charet live with "Happy" and "Mao Tse-tung" and 39 other children in a little island of love amid a sea of despair. Smiles are more frequent in the rambling, brightly-painted villa where the Canadian sisters have their orphanage than almost anywhere in this beleaguered and refugee- crammed capital of Cam- bodia. Despite shortages and shell- ings and warnings to leave, Marie-Eloise, 23, and Anna, 20, say that whatever happens they can't go back to Montreal. "How would the kids sur- vive if we says Marie- Eloise. "We can't go off and leave them to die. How could you live with "They're our says Anna. "We're used to children. We come from a family of 10 kids. "That's Mao says Marie-Eloise, indicating a four-year-old fearlessly investigating a visitor's wristwatch. "He was wander- ing in the street and living from door to door when we got him. Everybody said his name was Mao. We call him Mao Tse-tung. "His parents were killed in a massacre. He used to be terrified of white people. Now I wish he was a little more he's into everything." Almost every day brings a new child into the fold, usually from refugee parents who cannot or will not care for him or her. Yesterday it was an in- fant whose mother and father abandoned him and fled trying to make the Thai border: A woe-be-gone-looking one- year-old whose expression belies the name his vanished parents gave or a shaved area on his temple where the in- travenous feeding needle went in. "They're all malnourished when they come to says Marie-Eloise. "The parents don't leave them until it's really says Anna. "Sometimes they haven't been able to feed the children for a couple of weeks. They get diarrhea. It's very serious here. They get it and the next day they die." The Charet sisters have lost fniir children since arriving Christmas Eve to set up Can- ada House for a humanitarian group called Families for Children. One was a child rescued from a filthy hospital just hours before it died. Another was a six-month-old baby who weighed less than five pounds. But there is a strong urge for life in the screened porch where 22 infants howl in rows of metal in the play yard where kids up to five years old romp with never a thought for the war that is squeezing the city. Newcomers get special YJF's Take-A-Break sessions begin March 6 TORONTO To- ronto board of health is to re- ceive a report recommending an extensive family-planning program to ease the city's ris- ing rate of therapeutic abor- tions. Five major downtown hospitals performed about 230 abortions last year, more than a quarter of the provin- cial total. Ontario's total went to 603 in 1973 from in 1971, just more than half the national rate in each case. INSTALL A BUILT-IN VACUUM SYSTEM! Increase the valut of your home and make life easier for yourself. Nothing to lug around, no electrical cords. Quietly cleans wet or dry. Saves time and cuts cleaning costs. Can be installed in any house old or new. C.S.A. Approved. PHONE 758-6540 OR WRITE BOX 485, MAGRATH Want to take a break? Don't do it alone call the YWCA. Under the direction of Nancy Latta, a new YW Take A Break group has been organized. Meetings will be held Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the classroom at Stan Siwi-ck Pool in North Lethbridge. The next session is March 6. The TAB weekly programs provide an opportunity for women who spend the majori- ty of their time at home to have a morning out with other women. The children? They're nearby, being cared for in an adjacent room. The programs may include a variety of activities, including crafts, informal dis- cussions, physical fitness ex- ercises, films, guest speakers and demonstrations. YW program co ordinator Wallis Allen says children benefit from Take A Break play sessions, craft instruction and story times, as well as from interaction with other children. The cost of the program is plus for one child's babysitting, ?5 for two. The YWCA will assist with partial payment of fees for par- ticipants who cannot meet the full TAB costs. More information on the program is available from Ms. Allen at 327-2284. attention from the sisters and their staff of 34. They are coddled, cuddled and carted around until they forget their fear. "It took three weeks to get this one to says Anna proudly, holding a skinny tot. "Last night there was some music on, and he was danc- ing." Each older child has its own stuffed toy and its own bed in a room brightly painted by the sisters themselves as they worked 20 hours a day to get Canada House started. "We're already over capac- says Marie-Eloise. "If we get more children, I guess we'll just screen off another balcony or move ourselves into a smaller room." "There are going to be prob- Anna admits. "The prices of food have gone up tremendously. We've already cut down on eating meat for ourselves. "We've stocked up on rice, and different groups that have left Phnom Penh have left us some canned goods and sup- plies." The sisters say British and Canadian authorities in the area have advised them to leave as soon as possible, but they observe that the rockets "aren't really hitting very close to us." got be like the refu- says Marje-Eloise. "Live from day to day and don't get discouraged. After all, even if we were home in Canada, Phnom Penh would still exist." "Don't we look asked Anna. They do. WASHINGTON (AP) Ralph Nader's Health Research proup urged a United States government crackdown this week on lead in baby fruit juices which it said "puts children in jeopardy of lead poisoning." In a nine-page letter to the Food and Drug Administra- tion the consumer organization said an infant drinking canned juices and evaporated milk might receive more than twice the safe amount of lead. Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of the group, said four studies by city, stale and federal health agencies have demonstrated that juices canned by some of the leading baby food companies in the U.S. still contain too much lead. The baby juice warning by Wolfe and staff lawyer Anita Johnson was in comments op- posing the FDA's proposal last December to replace in- formal guidelines with new legal limits reducing per- missible lead in evaporated milk to .3 from .5 parts per million (ppm) and cancer- causing elements in peanuts and peanut butter to 15 from 20 parts per billion. Wolfe said analysis by the Washington, D.C., health de- partment of 80 cans of juice, including sample products from Gerber, Heinz and Beechnut, found lead levels ranging from 100 to micrograms (megs) a litre (slightly more than a quart.) Apple juices average 490 megs, mixed juices 430 megs and orange juices 190, he said. Most scientists agree that children aged one to three years should not take in more than 300 megs a day, and even less if they have been exposed to lead previously since the heavy metal accumulates in a youngster's body. Wolfe said a 1974 study by the New York State health department of 86 canned baby foods discovered that many juices had more than 400 megs of lead and some exceeded 500 megs. Most of the lead in juices and evaporated milk comes from solder used to seal the cans and can be avoided, Wolfe said. The proposed federal limit of .3 ppm in evaporated milk is times the standard already met by industry, with the result that "virtually every bad evaporated milk producer can keep his product on the market without the letter said. Community calendar There will be a Suzuki group violin session for all parents and friends of students involv- ed in lessons, as well as interested members of the public, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bowman Arts Centre. Music and games will be provided. All members of Southminster Junior Girls' Choir are reminded of extra choir practices at 4 p.m. Fridays in the church hall. The Lethbridge Oldtime Dance Club is holding a dance at p.m. Saturday in Assumption School, 24th Street and 14th Avenue S. The Country Couples Orchestra will be in attendance. Everyone welcome. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, February 27th Sponsored by Ladies' Aid of SI. Peter and St. Paul's Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HALL Corner 12th. Street B and 7lh Avenue North Jackpot starts jt SI 25 and is won every Thursday 2nd JACKPOT IN 51 NUMBERS 5th, 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold 580 25e Per Card cr 3 for 51.00 Also Free Cards, Free Games And A Door Prize PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS NOT ALLOWED. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL-22912th St.'C'N. Friday, February 28th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME IN 52 NUMBERS 5 CARDS FOR POT OF GOLD Single Winner First 12 Games Neighbors Receive SOc GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH S1.00 DOOR PHIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry Wo oie under C years of age allowed Alta. Women's Institute receives grant SUCCESSFULLY STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR OWN BUSINESS In association with the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce the Lethbridge Community College School of Continuing Education offers this course, designed to present an awareness of how to approach your own business. Many sessions will be conducted by members of the Board of Directors of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Participants in the ten session course will be confronted with ideas and concepts that are key to developing a successful business. Forms of Business Ownership Self analysis or personal inventory Value of financial statements and tax knowledge Starting a new or acquiring an established business Location and market analysis Marketing Gathering Information and detailed forecasting Government assistance Financial and otherwise Advertising and sales promotion Personnel management 10 Tuesdays, starting March p.m. to p.m. FEE: For more information contact: School of Continuing Education Lethbridge Community College Lethbridge, Alberta 327-2141 Extension 228 The Alberta Women's In- stitute has received a grant from the department of agriculture and the solicitor general's department. The join grant is to assist the A WI in further- developing leadership within its 200 branches consisting of members throughout the province. Minister of Agriculture Hugh Horner and Solicitor General Helen Hunley say the grant is in recognition of AWI dedication to women and families of rural Alberta and is also a mark of confidence in their ability to use leadership to involve rural families in planning for their future. The AWI's current cor- respondence program on nutrition is one instance of an Blood donor clinic set Nine hundred and fifty pints that's the quota for the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, scheduled to be held March 4, 5 and 6 at the Civic Centre. The clinic will be held in gym 1 at the centre, with the following schedule in operation: Tuesday, the clinic will run from 6 to 9 p.m Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Volunteer Eleanor liolroyd of Lethbridge is co ordinator of the three day clinic. educational program co or- dinated by the organization. Ms. Hunley, minister responsible for the Alberta Women's Bureau, says the grant to the AWI is particular- ly appropriate since this is International Women's Year. Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Keep fit 10 a.m. Sculpturing p.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Wednesday: Movies p.m. Thursday: Dance practice 10 a.m. Bridge tournament p.m. The dancers will be in Raymond. Friday: The singers will be singing at McKillop United Church at 2 p.m. for the World Day of Prayer. Leathercraft p.m. GORILLA HAS SON PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Hazel is finally a mother. Phoenix Zoo officials said Hazel, the zoo's resident female gorilla, gave birth to a male gorilla. A zoo official said both mother and baby appear healthy. THREE LANCERS IGEO BOTTIEO SUPERVISION OF IKE ;