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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Thursday, January 14, 1971. For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor QNE good thing which can be said about the weath-er is that at least it provides a new vein of conversation, as opposed to pollution and the poor driving habits of Lethbridge motorists. A point relevant to all three, however, is the number of cars being left to run on downtown city streets during the cold. The exhaust, which we know is there all year but rarely think about, Is turning the air into a frosty panorama. Pollution is not a respecter of color. We only notice the black because it's more obvious. The white stuff is there, too. ? ? ? How cold is it outside? In this country of chinooks and warm, gentle winds we tend to forget that wind is not always soothing. It can increase the temperature by a good bit. For instance. Take our temperature of Wednesday at -35. That's cold enough all by itself, but add a gentle 10 mile an hour wind and you have a wind-chill factor of -56. Say it isn't quite so cold, just -21. Add a 15 m.p.h. wind and it's like -50. If the weather warms up to -5 that's quite tolerable, unless, of course, we get another 15 m.p.h. wind bringing the wind-chill to around a numbing -31. According to the wind-chill tables, you aren't even safe if the temperature is above zero, safe as far as whether the exposed flesh will freeze at these levels. At 15 above, with a 30 m.p.h. wind you could be facing a chill -20. Just be glad you're not a mailman. ? ? ? Lethbridge has such a disadvantage in its weather as far as children are concerned. They become so accustomed to going unencumbered in winter they balk, and strongly so, at wearing extra clothing. At least in the more northern climes when the temperature drops it's there for the duration of the winter months. Everyone becomes acclimatized and buttons up. You soon learn what life is like with a wind-chill factor of -80. (-45 and 15 m.p.h. wind). Here kids refuse scarves, mittens, hats, as sissy stuff. They've never heard of over-stockings, over-pants, and if they had a fox fur hood, it would be considered a fashion note, not a warm one. ? * * ' Help is on the way this weekend with rising temperatures, even if the almanac says otherwise. Cup of Milk boosted by CWL WARNER (HNS) - The Warner Catholic Women's League held its January meeting at the home of Mrs. Matt Heppler, with Mrs. Matt Herbst as co-hostess. Mrs. Victor Pittman moved the women send $20 to the Cup of Milk Fund. A gift of appreciation was voted to be given to Father J. M. Jordan. Plans were made to attend the regional workshop to be PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES $500 JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ElKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. FOLLOW ME - This is the picture hundreds of Lethbridge school children have of the wintry weather southern Alberta is not enjoying. It takes man'* best friend to lead the way into the unknown. Cold weather problem Lunch facilities lacking in city schools It would appear from all indications, that Lethbridge elementary schools are having problems these days accommodating students who are staying for lunch. Since the beginning of the cold weather, the number of students staying over the dinner hour has Increased six to eight times what it normally is. The number in one school increased from a normal figure of 20 to 22 to a total of 180 students. Of the five elementary pub- CMHA annual meet set for Feb. 5-7 held in Milk River in Febru ary. Those attending will notify the committee. A letter protesting abortion was read from the Diocesan president, Mrs. Nora Davis of Calgary. Each member was asked to send a letter of protest to the government. Mrs. Victor Heppler, communications and public relations convener, gave a paper on her convenership. She asked members to remember public relations is promoted by each member. She asked each member to write letters of praise or criticism to government members and news media. WOMAN GRAD SALISBURY, Rhodesia (API - Dr. Madeline Nyamwanis has become the first black woman graduate of the University of Rhodesia Medical School LOVE AFFAIRS ARRANGED The annual meeting of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta will comprehensively review the results of the Alberta Mental Health Study. The meeting to be held in Banff on Feb. 5, 6 and 7 will have Dr. W. R. N. Blair, director of the .study, as consultant. A preliminary survey of the members of the Alberta Mental Health Study Committees indicates a wide variance in opinions as to the effectiveness of the study since it was presented to the legislature. Sam' pie opinions expressed by Study Committee members are: '. . . Our Provincial Govern' ment has made a determined effort to implement the Blair Report and continues in the health field to allocate a very high priority to Psychiatry." "I am not satisfied ... It is increasingly difficult to main' tain services and to maintain staff morale, and there is not indication within the (mental health) services of hope for the future. Ruij ors run rampant regarding organizational changes while high levels of official secrecy are maintained." "I have been most disappointed by . . . unwillingness to take . .. really positive steps to alleviate mental health problems in schools." "... Developments have occurred but . . . they were well under way before the study was started . . . most of the changes that have been achieved were initiated or planned before the study was ever publicized." . . Considerable progress has been made in the restructuring of community service programs." The program for the three days will begin with a public address by Dr. Blair on Frl day, Feb. 5. Saturday will be devoted to workshops designed to establish priorities for future mental health service planning. Dr. Blair will be available as a resource to the workshop groups. Saturday evening the Annual Meeting of the Associa tion will be held. Election of officers and awards to outstand ing individuals and groups will be featured at the dinner. Sunday will include further workshop activity if required and meeting of the board of directors of the association. Any member of the Alberta public is welcome to attend the meetings and workshop. The Timberline Hotel in Banff will be meeting headquarters. Information concerning registration and accommodation may be obtained from the Lethbridge CMHA office at 327-0100, lie schools contacted Wednesday, none of their principals felt that there were adequate facilities of any kind. They said the children usually sit on the floor of the auditorium for the duration of the noon hour. In some schools students are allowed minimal freedom, leaving the room only for a good, reason and with the permission of the supervisor. The principal of one school stated that a deal had been made with the school board in which one cafeteria table per year would be purchased for the school. To date, they have received two tables which seat 20 to 25 children each. The rest of the children (approximately 50 Wednesday) had to sit on the floor. Self-choice Miss Hope competition held tonight Lethbridge's Miss Hope, Di-anne McLean, 20, a second year student nurse at St. Michael's General Hospital, will compete for the Miss Hope of Alberta 1S71 title in Edmonton today. The Miss Hope competition is sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society and Miss Hope Alberta 1971 will assist the society in public education in the field of cancer. Miss Hope Alberta 1971 will be the main speaker at the annual meeting of the Canadian Cancer Society in Calgary Feb. 6. Miss McLean was crowned Lethbridge's Miss Hope Dec. 8. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes The delicate buf magnificent electronics of this Instrument makes It possible to offer a five year written replacement guarantee - the best In the Industry. Compare at 51,000 for equal versatility and quality In any other makel BE A BIGAMIST - BUY TWO Cor. 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 City pensioner to meet with John Munro F. G. Sander cock, president of Chinook Branch, Pensioners and Senior Citizens, left Wednesday for Toronto to meet with John Munro, federal minister of health and welfare on Jan. 18. Mr. Sandercock will continue on to Ottawa where he will be part of a delegation led by J. L. Lerette, national president of the Pensioners and Senior Citizens. They will meet with the federal minister and representatives of the House of Commons Jan. 21 to present a brief requesting higher pensions for all recipients. marriages unstable CANBERRA (Reuter) - Forget about falling in love - mother and father really do know best about marriage matches, says sociologist Dr. George Kurian of Calgary. Eastern - style arranged marriages-with the parents hunting out perfect partners for their children and negotiating the match-produce much happier couples than weddings based on love, he told the 28th International Congress on Orientalists here today. Matched couples expect only a minimum of satisfaction from an arranged marriage, but they find more than the minimum, explained Kurian, a lecturer at the University of Calgary. "In self-choice marriages, one expects too much of love, which cannot be realized easily in practice," he said. "The sacramental nature and permanence of marriage is the norm in arranged marriages." What's more, he explained matched couples' happily accept mediation from interested rela tives if their marriage runs into a tiff, while "loving couples" do not tolerate interference in their domestic affairs, even if they need :