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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 1 i -1 New Year's resolutions appear to be falling by wayside By ANDY OGLE RICSWIHART Herald Staff Writers What's happened to the cheerful year's end practice of resolving to wipe the slate clean and make a better go of it in the New-Year? It's rapidly falling by the wayside so many other traditions, it would appear. The Herald called a number of people picked at random from the telephone book on the last day of 1973 and drew almost as many blanks as New Year's resolutions. "I hadn't even thought about it, I don't bother with said Mrs. R. Q. Allison. Gordon Clark said he hadn't made .any resolutions, just looked forward to a better year than the last. Heather Deal said she was still think- ing about it. "Everyone I know is having such a good time they aren't thinking about she said. Mrs. C. F. Goodall also hadn't made any rash promises for 1974. "It doesn't do much good anyway, does she said. But there were a good number of peo- ple who still give the custom some thought. Mrs. Janet Edwards, who still gets out and about at 81, said she was resolv- ing to do more visiting in 1974. "I've got a lot of friends who are she explained. "I've got to do more visiting I haven't done as-much as I should." Louis Bardies said he's had only one resolution for years and that's to keep coaching minor hockey. "I love it and I love the he said. Mr. Bardies added that the team he coaches the Bantam '8' Hornets who are on top of their league with-10 wins and only one loss also had a New Year's resolution: to keep winning. One person in the survey who wasn't' selected at random Mayor Andy Anderson admitted to never having any specific New Year's resolutions. Asked if he had resolved to run for mayor again in the next civic elections coming up hi October of this year, Mayor Anderson said: "I'm hot going to make that statement right now." However the mayor said there were two objectives he would like to see at least underway before he leaves office the relocation of the CPR tracks, and the upgrading of the Kenyon Field port. As a kind of general resolution, the mayor called on all citizens of Lethbridge to continue to work for the betterment of the community and for communities in the south to work together for their mutual, benefit. Kicking the weed a perennial favorite at New was mention- ed by a number of people. Bonnie Fletcher said both she and her sister were resolving to quit smoking in 1974 because it "costs too much money." Bob Jones said his only resolution, this year was to quit smoking after 10 years. Mrs. Stan Matkin said her maul resolution was to give up cigarettes. She admitted she'd tried that resolu- tion a couple of times before and lasted about a month. "I hope it will be longer this she said. Peter Klassen had an unusual resolution. "I'm going to change the oil on my car once a month whether it needs it or he said. The "evil and expensive" habit of smoking will fall by the wayside for Sophie Yutsyk in 1974 as her main resolution. But she is alio determined to help bring down her cost of living by saving more and spending less. But her son Don would like to make his resolution quit smoking also but "it's unrealistic." Don said he is definitely resolved to "getting out of the cold climate by moving south." Esther Warren doesn't believe in making a whole lot of resolutions but would like to try to live up to a few, the most important one to try to be a little more cheerful. W. R. Voth isn't going to work so many night shifts in 1974 so he won't have to be away from his family so often. R. H. Umber is going to slow down a little and enjoy life more. Mary Todd hadn't made any resolutions by New Year's Eve but "that doesn't mean I won't have any." Tracey Sinclair, 12, said he is going to make a better effort with his school work. Catherine Ramoni, who claims she always tries her best, resolves to be kinder and nicer to everybody she knows and meets. Marriette Nilson, just putting the wraps on a family reunion including 49 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, told her family she is going to be a better woman to her family. John Ooms, tricked into answering the telephone by John Jr., ad libbing that "I'll get even with my son if it takes all year." Walter. Page refusing any resolutions this year, "because they all go haywire Jan. 2 anyway." Norman Quick is going to make sure he helps to make the highways a little more safer by refusing to drive when he enjoys a few drinks with his friends. Livestock losses -'f in transit subject new legislation By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer Cutting down on livestock losses during transportation will be one of the mairupur- poses of new federal legisla- tion to be tabled early this year, says Canada's veterinary general. The legislation will simply try and ensure livestock can be moved in any mode of tran- sportation without serious loss and that the animals will arrive at their destination in good condition, Dr. Ken Wells of Ottawa said in a telephone interview. The new legislation will not effect western shippers in any way; Dr. Wells says. The details of the legislation have not been worked out and won't be ready for another six weeks. The legislation will be' introduced into the House of Commons this winter. The need for legislation has arisen out of severe losses of livestock during shipping, Dr. Wells says. One of these oc- curred last winter when 127 calves froze to death after be- ing left in a railroad car oh a siding in Winnipeg. Other incidents as bad if not worse have happened, Dr. Wells says. Dr. Wells' department did a fact-finding survey this summer questioning several livestock shippers. Knowledge gained from this survey will be incorporated into the new legislation. Denzil Logan, manager of the Alberta Stockyards in Lethbridge, says all cattle leaving the stockyards by train for Eastern Canada are fed and watered before they leave. The cars in which they travel are sanded and straw bedding is put in. Cattle must be taken off a train after 36 hours of travel and fed and--watered, Mr. Logan says. Lethbridge cattle being shipped to Eastern Canada are usually taken "off at Winnipeg. v There is no difficulty en- forcing this law because most sellers want their cattle to arrive in good condition, Mr. Logan says. If they don't, it's unlikely the buyer at the other North highways closed to traffic Northern Alberta areas were ground to a halt New Year's Day by the season's first major snowfall while Southern Alberta reported minor difficulties with only 1.5 inches of snow and gusting winds. The Lethbridge weather of- fice reported this morning that the snow flurries and which gusted to 37 miles per hour New Year's Day, will subside tonight. Snow flurries without the winds are forecast for Thur- temperatures in the south are expected in the 15 to 20 degree range today and Thursday with overnight lows near five degrees. RCMP halted travel between Calgary and Ed- monton Tuesday night as blowing snow reduced visibili- ty in open areas to zero and created hazardous driving conditions. Roadblocks were set up at Calgary's northern limits and at the southern limit of Highway 2 out of Edmonton to prevent motorists venturing between the two cities. Several vehicles were reported in the ditch along the 185-mile-long highway and roads in the rural areas were completely impassable as winds gusting to 60 miles per hour blocked transportation. Hotels between Calgary and Edmonton were reported packed, with many people us- ing the lobbies just to wait out the storm. Monty McGregor of assistant engineer for the Alberta Department of Highways, said the majority of major roads in Southern Alberta were bare and in good driving conditions. The Cardston district, with up to eight inches of snow pil- ed on some roads, is in the worst condition with highway crews working to clear them. He said some rural roads running north and south could become plugged with snow as the winds continue. City PEP registration attracts 145 applicants One hundred-forty-five students have registered for courses at the Lethbridge Community College, funded under the Priority Employ- ment Program, a registration official says. Barbara Brown, secretary in charge of registration, says most of the 16 courses offered will have the minimum number of 10 students requir- ed for the course to be offered. Painting which has only received two applicants and sheet metal with zero will likely not obtain the mtainram, Mrs. Brown says. Some courses have registered many more than the 10 required. They are: health assistant, auto-body, clerk-typist, radio and TV ser- vicing, school assistant, building construction, small engine repair and day care aide. Each course is designed for about 15 students, Mrs. Brown says. She doesn't think all the courses will get this number of students and. obtain the maximum involvement in the program of 239 students. Registration for the courses is being held daily at the YMCA from a.m. to p.m. It will be held until Jan. 14 when the courses are scheduled to begin. The phone numbers are 327-8591 and 327- end would ever do business with them again. A person shipping cattle he had sold to buyers in Eastern Canada tells employees at Alberta exactly how much feed to put in with the cattle, Mr. Logan says. He speculated that the new federal, legislation may state how much feed must be put UV with each animal. Sometimes Alberta Stockyards refuses to obey a seller's shipping demands. If the seller doesn't put a wind- breaker at the front of a cattle car in cold weather Alberta Stockyards refuses to ship the cattle until a wind-breaker is installed. It can get deathly cold in a moving car that has a cold wind blowing through jt, Mr. Logan says. The. Herald had received some Alberta cattle buyers were buying cattle in B.C. and shipping them back to Alberta in old school buses that weren't heated resulting in the death of several cattle. On checking with an inspector for the Alberta Livestock Protective Society, the Herald found no evidence to confirm these reports. Most cattle being shipped from B.C. arrive in good shape, Roy Bromley says. In his inspections throughout Southern Alberta Mr. Bromley says he hasn't found any "rough loading or un- loading of cattle." When the temperature is below zero proper precautions are taken to keep cattle warm, he says. He had never heard of cattle being shipped in school buses. Joe Perlich of Perlich Brothers Auction Market says he has never seen any bad vehicles used to transport cattle. He says cattle are protected from the bitter cold and they usually make announcements at the auction mart for shippers to take the proper precautions when it is cold. Livestock dealers look after their cattle properly the year round, Mr. Perlich says. Cat- tle are brought into Perlich's Monday or Tuesday, fed and watered and sold on Thur- sday. Dr. A. J. Finell, a veterinarian at the Green Acres Animal Clinic, says cat- tle ca'n go without food and water for one or two days but after that they become weak and susceptible to diseases such as shipping fever and pneumonia. These diseases could result in the animal's death. If cattle arc left one day without food and water there is no problem, Dr. Finell says. And the second day cattle usually won't eat if they are in strange surroundings but they must eat by the third day or they become very weak. If cattle are cared for, shipping losses should be minimal, Dr. Finell says. Special care should be taken with calves who are shipped to the auction mart directly from the pasture where they are being weaned. Calves are under a great deal of pressure when they are weaning and this combin- ed with the pressure of the auction mart, shipping and switching to solid food can put a tot of stress on a calf, Dr. Finell says. A buyer snovM be made aware a calf he's baying has tart, finished being weaned, Dr. Fhtril says. SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 2, 1974 .Pages 17-32 Blue sky arena RICK ERVIN photo Henderson Lake has been converted into one of the south's largest outdoor skating facilities and future hockey and figure skating stars are taking full advantage. The city parks and rec- ration department will continue to keep the fenced area clear of snow as weather permits. On weekends when large crowds are expected, a commissionaire will supervise the area. Another area on the lake will be cleared of snow for skating when the ice is deemed safe. Customers getting haircuts more frequently Men's long hair on way out barbers By JIM LOZERON Herald Staff Writer The long-haired look in mens' hair is on the way out, and the trend is toward shorter but well-styled hair, a survey of barbers and hair stylists shows. However, the trend to shoulder length hair which began in the 1960s has not turned full cycle. So hold back on the crew cut for a while yet. The majority of customers, of course, never had shoulder length hair, and all barbers and hair stylists do not serve the same type of clientele. But increasingly the trend is toward short hair made to look long as customers move to hair cut near the earlobe. Mervin Jackson, owner of the Razor's Edge, has been cutting hair for seven and one half years, five of them in Reftau before coining here. Mr. Jackson's comments wwM indicate that the trend to shorter Half hat been noticeable even dwiNg the past two and one half years. When the shop first opened, more customers would in with shoulder-length hair wanting a trim at the back, and customers would go for a longer time between haircuts. Many people would come in for a haircut every three months but now they come in about every four to six weeks, he says. As men's tastes in clothing have changed, so also has their attitude toward their hair "People are more style con- scious than they used to says Mr. Jackson. Some customers come in from four to six weeks to have their hair shampooed and styl- ed without actually getting a hair cut. A popular length is hair completely covering or just snowing the ear lobe, he The move to longer hair his meant barbers mast learn abort hair styling, if they are to satisfy a ycenger liberal clientele. Enso Baceda, manager of Enso's Barber and Style Centre, went into hair styling two years ago, although with 28 in the barber business, he is no stranger to styling. The hair stylist will style to suit the customer's face and tastes but in general most customers want their hair cut to the bottom of the ear or to the middle of the ear, he says. Jorgen Maegaard, who has been hair styling in this city since 1996, predicts "the style will not go above the ears for the next two years." The fuller look in hair styl- ing means short hair on the top and hair cut longer gradually down the sides. Men are even invading beauty parlors and one woman who likes it not jvst from the standpoint of increased business is Eva at Gemini Beauty Salon. "It was abort time styles she says. A tAMMMA _fc- WM UnPe vrVrjlMv awl fllBB) 9sBssf sssBMnB1 ffssfcftnfM an infite number of ways to cut hair." "Anyone who would have worn their hair four inches below the collar would have been laughed at and wouldn't have beer, talked she says. Men, who would have scoff- ed at the idea of entering beauty parlors except to pick up their wives or girl friends, are scoffing no more, if Gemini's business is any in- dication. Thirty to 35 per cent of the customers coming into the parlor are men, she says. The popularity of long styl- ed hair has seen some barbers complain'about a decline in business. But Richard stylist at Andy's Barber Shop, says not all barbers have been willing to change. "With the trend to longer hair which became common 10 years ago, many barbers noticed a decline in business. Although they complained many of them were unwilling to adapt themselves to current hair styles of that time." Big Brother Week set Mayor Andy Anderson day will proclaim Jan. I to 12 Big Brother Week in The Big Brother orgartsa. tton consists of men hi the cannMtfty who are willing to share their lives with a a service of friendship. The volunteers work with boys seven to 17, many with personal and social develop- ment problems caused by a fatherless home environment, said Dave Shirley, publicity officer for the Big Brother week piugi am. ;