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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 - THE 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, January 2, 1971 ^family 1m lying For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor Past history unfolded in 1935 newspapers iQNE of the latest fads of the young people in the city seems to be attempting the famed Lotus position, a basic for students of yoga. Lethbridge will soon have its own yoga classes. The YWCA is instituting a series of yoga classes to be held in the Civic Centre boxing room. Three 10 - week sessions will be held starting Monday Jan. 11; Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Thursday Jan. 14. Mondays the classes will be from 7:30 to 8:30 and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 to 10:30, 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. You can register for any one of these six classes next Wednesday from 124 p.m. in the boxing room. The three instructors for the classes are Laurie Shultz, Deane Dealing and Lucille Pogue. Yoga is, of course, not just a series of exercises it's a whole way of life, but as much as possible the main philosophy behind it will be taught in each group. There's no special attire to be worn, although comfortable clothing is always necessary for relaxation and exercises, and a blanket or mat is needed. The YWCA is planning a number of other activities in its new program for 1971, in addition to those already under way. A complete listing of these activities and programs will be carried in Monday's edition. *   Just for bridge fans comes this little story about Eric Murray and Sam Kehala, two well - known and deeply dedicated bridge nuts . . ah . . players. The two gentlemen (there I go again, bridge players are rarely ever gentlemen) men in question were hotly disputing a hand of bridge at the duplicate table that they had just completed, as they moved to the next table. They sat down, still deep in discussion and played the next hand. By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer A 13-year-old Lethbridge student, Louis Genest has found a whole new world under the tiles in his bedroom, as he discovered many 1935 editions of The Lethbridge Herald. Stories only read from history books, now unfold before his eyes in a personal way, from an age when his parents were just tots. Headlines of Hitler, Mussolini purges and re-election forecasts of Roosevelt, bring reality to personalities many youths consider half-mythical and certainly unreal. Many of the headlines had a ring familiar to current editions such as, demands for food and housing refused to 400 trekkers war or peace to be decided; communists rapped; women unite for peace, and five killed in bomb explosion. Women's liberation movements had already started to strike as headlines read: Woman Defies Law, Enters Beer Parlor. She said to the press, "I voted for beer by the glass and I intend to have it that way." Swim wear cover up a spring forecast LOS ANGELES (AP) - "A bikini alone is not particularly couth, so we like to add a third piece to the outfit," said one of the designers at the annual California Fashion Creators press week. On that note the swim wear showing began at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, and the note sounded again and again throughout the day. Here we have the one-piece suit with a poncho over it. Here we have a bikini covered up with an ankle - length coat. And so on. In fact, the showing seemed to bear out New York fashion designer Rudi Gernreich's prophecy that next spring "we'll be swimming in clothes." Swim suits rarely made an appearance on stage without some kind of third piece to the outfit - a maxi coat, midi beach shift or tunic, pants, wrap - around skirt or ankle-length dress. During the shows by Elisa- beth Stewart, Catalina, Inc., Cole of California and Sandcas-tle, Inc. the midi was used less often than the ankle - length dress to cover up a bikini or one-piece outfit Bikinis and one - pieces were in about equal favor but Cole's body sculpture line showed six form - fitting, one piece suits and only one brief black nylon bikini with a halter neckline. Inventors in the 193S's claimed to have discovered an instant new cure for those suffering from hay fever in the form'of an air conditioned bed. At the same time a local cleaners announced its grand open- ing with the most modern equipment in the same location the business stands today on 13 St. N. On the entertainment scene, a scandal erupted in Chicago as a 21-year-old prima donna JUST ART TORONTO (CP) - Sheila Gladstone, who has been designing fashions for 15 years, is influenced by cars in her winter collection. She uses racing car flags to adorn dresses and even makes some creations in prints inspired by car tires. "I feel cars are obsolete," says the wife of sculptor Gerry Gladstone. "We are coming to the end of the car era. They're not such glamorous objects any more. Car parts inspire me totally as art." UNCOVERS HISTORY-leonard Genest, 14-year-old Lethbridge student reads through 1935 editions ol The Lethbridge Herald. News stories include those known only to him in history books. was scheduled to sing in an opera wearing only pyjamas. The conductor announced to the press at that time, "she must respect the trad i 11 o n of the .opera and can't sing in pyjamas." A dressing coat was also vetoed. Girls working to four major New York burlesque houses went on strike claiming they were being worked as coolies. Managers expected 80 hours a week for $21. Locally, dancing lessons were advertised at the low-low price of $5 for 12 les-sons. Wedding bells pealed for the yet internationally unknown Joe Louis, as his 19-year-old bride claimed him to be "modest and gentlemanly." Farmers kept tabs on the daily grain quota while arguing over prices such as: wheat - 83 cents, oats - 21 cents, barley - 16 cents, rye - 17% cents and flax - l cent - all bought in wagon-load-lots of course. The Roxy Theatre featured Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Roberts and other theatres held current top names such as Loretta Young and Charles Boyer in, Shanghai and Shirley Temple in I'm a Little Girl. Classified advertisem e n t s appealed to women with marcelling and fingerwaving, also permanent waves at prices ranging from $2.95 to $5. The local YMCA offered cleaned and redecorated rooms with gym and swim privileges for only $8 per month and a three-roomed house was advertised for sale with a buggy and colt thrown in. Veal rump roast selling for eight cents a pound in 1935 has increased more than 12 times and other grocery prices at that time would seem impos- sible in current establishments. A few examples include: oranges at two dozen for S3 cants, two pounds green peppers for 25 cents, tall tins of salmon for 10 cents, butter at two pounds for 41 cents. A half page advertisement showed a woman with legs outstretched and asked; "which is the rayon stocking and which is silk? Both feel the same, look the same, but rayon is one-third the price." For only $8.50 a person could have delivered right to his doorstep, two tons of coal. Mrs. R. A. De Veber remembers when she was the first white girl in southern Alberta, during the golden jubilee of the City of Lethbridge, held in July of 1935. Citizens were offered a chance to stay informed on political candidates until the dominion elections on Oct. 14, 1935 through the newspaper for only $1.75 for three months by mail. Then and only then was a voice from the left of Mr. Murray heard. "Isn't it about time you said hello?" The' voice belonged to Mr. Murray's opponent who also happened to be his own mother. He hadn't even seen her there. Bridge players call it dedication. Bridge wives call it escapism. Non - bridge players would call it impossible.   � And then there's the local author who is so busy trying to unload his books, he has his wife smuggle them into friends' homes and leave them there. What else can a "friend" do but keep the book? That's all right, Wayne, I'll send a cheque. Learn Hairdressing| MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES - TERMS WRITE FOR �Ml INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE! I326A �th Ave. Watfr Calgary Government grant usual amount Allowances vary greatly according to survey By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer The allowances given children in Lethbridge homes differ widely according to age, and the occupations of the fathers. Most families, however, do manage to give their children money whenever they wish to go to a show, dance, party, etc. Even though the allowance may be a very meagre amount, it is thought by most parents, that children need some means of learning money management. Variat ions in allowances reach anywhere from a one-child family, whose father owns his own business, and the child (15) receiving $1 a week, plus earnings from a paper route, to a family with TINKER TROUBLE three children, where the fath-LUTON, England (CP) - A er is in the insurance sales caravan, donated by Beatle business, and the youngest John Lennon to provide gypsy child (16) receives his govern-children with a school, was de- ment youth allowance cheque molished-by gypsies. The ($1�). plus $10 from his parents school flourished last winter be- wery month, fore Irish tinkers invaded the Some parents feel, however, Bedfordshire campsite. After that allowances are not neces-English gypsies left, the cara- sary because, "I had allowance van was looted and smashed. when I was young, and it didn't teach me anything", so therefore, their children do not need to learn. This is untrue in most cases, because if the allowance is received with the intention of using it wisely, many things can be learned about money management. One example is that of a family in which the father is receiving an average salary, and supports three children, his wife, and his mother. In this instance, there is no basic allowance given to the two younger children, but the eldest (17) does receive his government youth allowance of $10 per month. This money goes for all his clothing, spending money, school, and any more bills which he may incur. If insufficient to cover these things at a given time, the extra money must be extracted from his savings account made up of summer earnings. Money is given to the younger children, both in their teens, only if they need it. Another family with similar arrangements consists of three girls, and their mother; the parents being divorced and the father remarried. The allowance for the family amounts to the eldest child (16) receiving her government youth allowance cheque, while the two THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "We're finally starting a new year with a clean slate...I just threw out our unpaid 1970 bills." Your Happiest moments live forever in photos. SHANDA LYNN 2 year� daughter of mr. and mrs. r. d. Mcknight iethbridge younger children, ages 11, and 9, receive candy money from their mother. The youth allowance for the eldest is expected to cover make-up and spending money. Money can be received from the mother if the children show they cannot possibly pay for something, but, in this latter case, there just isn't extra money around in case of emergency. The only income received by the family is the monthly social a s s i stance cheque which is stretched to its limit. Children are pretty well forced into learning money-management under these circumstances. In most families who have children below the age of 10 (approximately), money received in the form of government grants, and, allowances, is usually entered into a savings, or trust account, or is put towards an educational insurance to be used upon completion of the child's high school education. Taking a look from the other side of the fence, most of the young people interviewed, were of the opinion that they needed more allowance than they were given. It seemed to be the most popular opinion when one 16-year - old male stated that he did receive his government youth allowance, but try as he might, it never seemed to reach as far as expected by his parents. He usually ended up, by the end of the month, borrowing money from friends for his lunches, and coffee money. The young people did not feel that they necessarily deserved the extra, but felt that too much was expected from the amount with which they were given to work. 26 cents on dollar for meat OTTAWA (CP) - The average Canadian family spent nearly 26 cents of every food dollar on meat and poultry last year and only 1.7 cents on fish. The Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported that the average family food bill was $28.80 a week in 1969, but higher in urban communities and lower in rural areas. It was the first intensive survey of family food purchases since 1949, covering 10,022 families. Complete results of the survey, giving details by regions and family types and incomes, will be issued in two volumes. Summary results Issued today showed the average family food expenditure per person was $8.56 a week for urban dwellers and $6.48 in rural areas. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HAU 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 8 Card* for 1.00 r 25* Each Twelve 7 Number Game* JACKPOT $145 Free Games and Pro* Caidt OOOR PRIZI Children under 14 net allowed Jn avid out Misses Marjorie Frame of Toronto and Patricia Frame of Calgary spent the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Frame. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES $500 JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstair*) EVERY THURS- 8 p.m. 6ec&me a \l BfMTICIAN ^�"�"�^^ N0W you ARE A FINISHED SCHOOL "And Desire to Ltarn a Profession . . . WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER We have 3 fully qualified full time Inifrue-tresses and we teach all phases of beauty culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. You'll enjoy our new remodelled and air-conditioned school. A professional beautician pays higher than the average income and opportunities are unlimited. I-------1 Alberta Beauty School , . ..... Fill Out | 405 5th St. S., Lethbridge | low Monthly  / Tuition Th.s Coupon . NAME ................. | Poyn,,nti m�" address............... Classes Information I Starting Now CITY................... * I_______I AFTER-INVENTORY FABRIC SALE IN APPRECIATION OP YOUR PATRONAGE DURING 1970 WE OFFER OUR COMPLETE STOCK OF FABRICS OFF Sale commences Monday, January 4th, 9 a.m., and continues though Saturday, closing January 16th. NO HOLDS - ALL SALES CASH AND FINAL! NOTE! thoughout the store, groups of fabrics will be prked at EXTRA SPECIAL SAVINGS! DONT MISS THEM Still . . . As Always It's ilRASERS for finer ABRICS Ltd. 320 7th Street South \V info** ? ;