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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, January 8, 1975 First female Mountie enjoying airport duty WINNIPEG (CP) A 25- year-old Winnipeg woman who was looking for a challenging job has become the first female constable in the RCMP's 101 year history. Carol Briggs started work with the RCMP detachment at Winnipeg International Air- port just before Christmas, about two months before other women will graduate Policewomen forced to turn in badges WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) Confronted with having lo pay policewomen the same as policemen, Mayor Bill Wade of this small coastal community took immediate action Monday. He told the five women to turn in their badges. "My God, we can't even afford our male Wade said. "If we had to pay equal salaries to the women, it would break the town." The state human rights commission told officials here they would be required to bring women officers up to salary levels of men. So, the women now are civilian clerk-dispatchers. "I'm going to fight said Nancy Breitsprecher, 38, the most experienced officer, male or female, in the department "I can't just sit and take it. "I have too many years invested in this force just to sit quiet- ly and be stripped of my commission. If economy is needed, why didn't they start with the least senior Mrs. Breitsprecher, who has been on the force almost six years, said her salary was while the top minimum for a male patrolman was a month. Women had composed half the town's police force until Mon- day. They handled dispatching duties, took complaints and con- ducted many routine crime investigations. Course teaches women i how to deal with power the game. This course helps prepare them for adminis- trative positions, among other things." She said the course dis- cusses strategies for office in- terpersonal situations, com- munications with others, iden- tifying and applying appro- priate grievance procedures, sensitivity to non-verbal cues, and applying psychological principles of office dynamics. One issue discussed is the obstacle female adm.inis- trators face in the person who will not work for a woman. "Things, are changing but it's still very difficult. I feel there still aren't equal oppor- tunities. "Women aren't trained to be managers. They aren't trained to plan their time ef- fectively. Men are counselled to take math courses while women aren't. They aren't given the tools of said Mrs. Tilley. from training and begin work on the force. Constable Briggs was part of the first class of women en- listed by the RCMP, who are being trained in Regiha. She transferred to a special train- ing course for airport duty and began work earlier. The. opening up of the RCMP to women last fall made possible a career that had long interested the former clerk and doctor's recep- tionist. "I've been interested in police work for about five she said this week, "but I was too young to join the city police, and it wasn't possible then to join the RCMP." Her duties at the airport in- clude patrolling the grounds and providing security at the arrival and departure gates. So far, there have been no in- cidents while she has been on duty. Constable Briggs has her marksmanship badge and car- ries a gun on her hip. "1 would only use my gun as a last said. "There are men on the force who have never had to draw a gun." she said. Chris Stewart VANCOUVER (CP) Peo- ple sometimes have to learn how to deal with power. And a new course at Van- couver's Capilano College concentrates on teaching a particular kind of person how to deal with particular kinds of power. The kind of person is a woman, and the power is the result of woman's rapid as- cent into corporate power structures that sometimes present problems they are un- able to cope with. Wanda Tilley teaches the three-month study session, and says women sometimes must learn the skills of super- vising both men and other women, while keeping the feathers of the others in the pecking order unruffled. "Women struggle twice as hard for power as men said Mrs. Tilley in an inter- view. "When they get it, they sometimes forget the rules of Community calendar The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will meet at 2 p.m. Friday at the civic centre. Following the meeting, bingo will be played and lunch served. A good attendance is requested. The First United UCW ex- ecutive meeting will be held at p.m. Thursday. St. Patrick's CWL will hold its monthly meeting at 8 tonight in the rectory meeting room. CAROL BRIGGS, 25, GOING ABOUT JOB AT WINNIPEG AIRPORT Nursery The Lethbridge Women's Institute will hold the regular meeting at p.m. Monday in the Gas Company Auditorium. Hostesses will be Mrs. D. Anderson and Mrs. I. Brown. The regular meeting of Dominion Rebekah Lodge will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Oddfellows Hall. Installa- tion of officers will take place. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSE 3rd Ave. North 5 Cards OOUILID Weekly Jackpot- Cardt Sponsored by The Moose Lodge No Children Under 16 Allowed lo Welcome Officers elected LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. North REGULAR WED. NIQHT BINQO 8 P.M. 25 GAMES-DOUBLE MONEY CARDS-MANY EXTS4S This Week's Jackpot in 58 numbers 5 CARDS SI CARDS PAY DOUBLE DOOR POIZE No under 16 years aliowed to The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society has elected Mary L. Roberts to serve as president for the 1975 term. Other members of the ex- ecutive include Velrna Jensen, first vice president; Jean Stacey, second vice Clarice Halmrast, secretary; and Katie Quinlan, treasurer. Joe Duncan... Of JOSEPH HAIR STYLES 922-Sth Avenue, North Lethbridge Phone 328-7366 Is Pleased to Announce THE DOUBLING IN SIZE OF HIS HAIR SALON and INCREASE IN STAFF to give You MORE ATTRACTIVE SURROUNDINGS BETTER SERVICE NEILSON Come In and Meet the NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR QUALIFIED STAFF YVONNE NEILSON Specializing in Men's Hair Stylings Or any other member of our Staff FAYE SCHAUFERT MAXINE JANZEN ROSE ANN ZIGLI MARY LYNN VAN HELL JANUARY SPECIAL! SAVE S2.00 Clip and Bring thii CouDon with You! GIFT COUPON Valued at Valid WlJamiary 31st, 1976 (Upon presentation) on any Uniperm or Act t Permanent at JOSEPH HAIR STYLES Dear Ann Landers: I'm a teenager one of several kids. Our father is an alcoholic. I can't tell him how I feel, so I wrote it down. I hope you will print my thoughts. My father reads your column every, day. It might help him and other fathers who are alcoholics. Thanks, Ann. ALCOHOLISM I've been watching him die since I was old enough to un- derstand. His death is slow and pain- ful; Not only painful for him, but for his wife and family. I think dying slow is much worse than dying suddenly. I don't'understand why he does it. Why would a person want to die before he has to? I know it isn't because he doesn't love us. We have our little dis- agreements, but doesn't everyone? And I know for sure that he loves my mother. Of course, they argue, but doesn't every married couple? I don't hold it against him. He's sick. We love him so very muchl It's killing us watching him die. Please STOP drinking, Dad. Your Family Dear Family: Here it is. And for those of you who wonder if that letter was written by YOUR teenager, the answer is "it could be." If you want to give yourself and your family the best gift in the world, one that won't cost a dime, I suggest that you look in the phone book, call Alcoholics Anonymous and at- tend their next meeting. Dear Ann Landers: Our daughter is being married next month. I should preface my remarks by telling you that we are people of means and not in need of anything especially do we not need to have friends and relatives help us out by buying "useful" gifts. This morning a gift arrived from a very close friend. It was beautifully wrapped by one of the city's finest jewelry stores. Inside was a slip that said "Sender's Own." I didn't need to read the slip. I knew it was an old appliance that had been put in the broom closet for a few years. Honestly, I was so mortified I didn't know what to say. Of course we won't display that gift with the others. It would be a dirty trick to the woman who sent it although it would serve her right. When HER son was married we sent a lovely silver tray. Should I let her know how I feel when next we meet? Or should I boil in silence and build an ulcer? Plain Mad Dear Mad: An old appliance isn't worth an ulcer. You vented a lot of -anger by writing to me. Now forget it. Perhaps by the time this letter appears in the paper you will be able to see the humor in the situation and laugh it off. I hope so. Confidential to Inferiority Maybe, but my guess is that the guy IS inferior. He's pulled some aw- fully shoddy stunts. Drop him. Discover ho.w to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers's booklet, "Dating Do's and will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 50 cents in coin along with a long, stamped, self address- ed envelope with your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, 111. 60120. available Registration is now taking place for the Observation Nursery programs, funded by a LIP grant. The program comprises one morning a week for 10 weeks at a cost of The Monday group in Coaldale is full but openings remain for Tuesday in the Hardieville school gym- nasium; Wednesday, Picture Butte library; Thursday, First United Church; and Fri- day in Southminster United Church. The Friday nursery is a post natal program for new mothers. To register, phone 345-3396 in the evenings or 329-4559. Baker's Fabric Centre BASIC STRETCH Sewing Course Starting Monday, Jan. 20th 8 week course Instructor: Bonnie Sinclair Pre-registration a must. Instruction also on Men's Wear, vest jacket, pants. 5 week course Pre-registratlon a must. Clip and mail this form or register at Store BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE Centre Village Mall Phone 328-4536 Lethbridge Name Address ........___...................... .Phone Course: Basic Men's Payment enclosed........................ 49 women to join UN force OTTAWA (CP) Forty nine women are prepared to join the almost men in the Canadian contingent of the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. The defence department said last week that the women will start moving to the Mid- dle East Feb. 27 as openings in their trades and skills develop. Defence Minister James Richardson announced in Oc- tober that the women will be moving to Canadian head- quarters early this year the first women to take peacekeeping duties in the Armed Forces. The department said an of- ficer and a non commission- ed officer will go to Egypt Feb. 27 and the others will follow until all are in place by August. They will do regular six month rotations. There will be three officers in the first group, an ad- ministration officer, a nurse 'and a food service officer. First taste of winter Enjoying their first taste of winter and introduction to snow are two Central American young people currently guests in Lethbridge. Delores Aquilus of St. Vincente, El Salvadore guest of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Johnson and 14-year old Miguel Aparacio, guest of Dr. and Mrs. A. R. F. Williams, were thrilled at the accumulation of the white, fluffy stuff greeting them upon their yuletide arrival. Members of the 1st Lethbridge Brownie Pack have done it again! They've just completed, under Brown Owl Liz Hall's supervision, a nylon-stuffed quilt, designed from a Unitarian Service Committee's pattern, to be sent to an underprivileged country. The attractive quilt, made from colorful seven-inch nylon-stuffed bags, sewn together into strips, will be displayed Thursday at p.m. at the group's weekly meeting at St Augustine's church hall. The congregation of the Lakeview Mennonke Church contributed more than for Bangladesh relief in a single evening offering, according to pastor Henry Unrau. Training in canoeing, cross-country skiing and swimming pool administration are only a few of the interesting leadership training courses to be offered by the department of culture youth and recreation this spring, according to regional co- ordinator Max Gibb. Members of the Lethbridge and District Kennel Club would like to see the junior club re-activated, according to director Sharon Derrick. Members, dedicated to teaching dog owners the art of dog care are planning to offer a dog obedience train- ing course following the Winter Games. Members promote the raising of purebreds and sponsor an annual dog show, attended by nearly 700 dog-lovers last year. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. at the civic centre. Stan Long of Coutts is president. The high cost of cat and dog food has moved members of the Lethbridge and District Humane Society to discontinue keeping stray cats and dogs in their homes. Lnstead, they are boarding them in a Park Lake Kennel. Violet Kandel, president, reports the winter's mild weather has reduced the number of distress calls generally received at this time of year but a return of frigid temperatures could heighten the problem. Felines and canines can generally scrounge enough food from neighborhood garbage cans to survive as long as the mild weather holds, she reports, but should a cold spell develop, hardship could follow. Ms. Kandel, who has long housed dozens of stray cats in her home, reports she will continue to accept distress calls, and even provide free pick-up service but will no longer provide free board to strays. She finds many people prefer to telephone members when confronted with strays rather than phoning the city pound because they know society members will keep them indefinitely, whereas the city bylaw stipulates the pound need only keep a dog 72 hours. A growing appreciation of the efforts of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1490, in their attempt to "Keep Christ in has been expressed locally says Financial Secretary Bob Olshaski. Members placed six billboards priced at each in local strategic locations. No unfavorable com- ments have been received. Nap Milroy has been returned as president of the local Labor Club with Bill Estelien, vice-president and Gus Demers, secretary-treasurer. The members hold regular monthly meetings at 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Labor Club, 13th Street and 2nd Avenue N. Club interest appears to be mounting. A shuffleboard league meets every Tuesday night. Members sponsor a basketball team and two hockey teams. Three young ladies off to Bible school this term are Grace Thomsen, attending the Prairie Bible Institute; Elizabeth Peacock of Picture Butte off to Mountain View Bible SchooJ at Didsbury; and Joanne Ellison, attending Edmonton's Northern Alberta Bible College. One club still welcoming new members is the local Amateur Diving Club taught each Saturday morning at the Stan Siwik pool from 9 to 11 a.m. Instructors include Milt Wray, president, Dave Hackson and Tim Myers. The only prerequisite is that one be old enough not to be disruptive and be able to swim two or three pool lengths. Members such as Madeline Wray, who captured the provincial junior championships for two consecutive years, have gone on to win glowing honors. The only diving club in southern Alberta, the Amateur Diving Club is expecting to hold one- and three-metre competitions -in the spring. Members of the Kondoria Handball Club are looking for new premises since fire devastated the Wilson Junior High School where they had formerly played each Wednesday night says President Ewald Bier. With rules similar to members are required to provide merely runners and shorts' handball, smaller than a soccer ball, is provided Anyone ot available premises is asked to contact the president carrying her through the deep show. CAMM'S GIGANTIC JANUARY SHOE SALE continues! NATIONALLY ADVERTISED JOYCE SHOES Reg. to 29.00 ON SALE AT FAMOUS LISA DEBS DRESS SHOES Reg. to 30.00 ON SALE AT S17 LADIES'HI CUT SNOW HOOTS LowlutlUlMlslylls. Big. 30.00 ind 35.00. ON SALE AT 19 Reg. 16.00 and 20.00 ON SALE AT'. TEENAGE SHOES TEEN- SHOES Wedges, lies, etc. Reg. to 16.00 ON SALE AT S! A A AT OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF 20% OFF LADIES'DRESS SHOES Exclusive Empress, Lisa Debs, Bally. MEN'S DACKS SHOES COMPLETE STOCK 20% OFF SUSAN LOW WINTER BOOTS Rag. to 20.00 ON SALE AT S 1 J USE YOUR CHARGEX Open Thurs. and Fri. till 9 p.m. CAMM'S SHOES 403 5th Street South ;