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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DEAR ANN LANDERS: Why didn't you tell "Worried in Seattle," - the woman who said her husband is killing himself with food,-that he wants to die. I know what I'm talking about because I am that man-and there are many others like me. My religion forbids divorce so there's no way out for me. My marriage fell apart a long time ago. Home, to me, means nagging, complaining, endless arguing and screaming. The tension and hostility is indescribable. My wife has managed to kill any sexual desire I might have had. When I look at her now it's difficult to believe I ever wanted her. Eating is the only pleasure left in my life. In the 24 years we've been married I have never cheated on my wife. She has soured me so thoroughly on the entire female sex that any thought of another woman is just as nauseating as the thought of her. If obesity will shorten my Life I say, "Pass the second piece of pie-a-la-mode." It's too late to give me any advice, Ann Landers, but if you have a comment I'd like to hear it.-Two-Ton Tommy DEAR TOMMY: Your admission that you want to die, comes as no surprise to me. The only thing that surprises me is that you recognize the motivation behind your excessive eating. Most compulsive eaters aren't so introspective. I am NOT talking about people who are 10 to 20 pounds overweight. I mean people who should lose SO or 75 pounds. The person who likes himself takes care of himself. Individuals who eat too much and drink too much, or mess around with drugs, are subconsciously trying to achieve one goal-self destruction. You didn't ask for advice so I won't offer any. Furthermore I suspect you know the solution but you'd rather keep on doing what you're doing. So to you I say, good luck and farewell.    DEAR ANN LANDERS: I've been out of town for several days but my wife saves your columns for me. I hope I'm not too late to offer a workable solution to the barking dog problem. This is how we did it. My wife and I were becoming literally worn out from a lack of sleep. The dog next door howled and barked regularly from about 2 a.m. until 4 a.m. We reviewed several alternatives and settled on a diplomatic solution which was not entirely cricket-but we were desperate. That night we telephoned the neighbor promptly at 2:15 a.m. after about 15 minutes of barking. A very sleepy man answered. I said in a polite voice, "Your dog is barking." He replied, "WHAT?" I repeated, "Your dog is barking." He hung up. Three minutes later the barking stopped. The next night the barking began on schedule. I made another telephone call. Same message. Same response. Within ten minutes the barking stopped. The dog started to bark again at 5 a.m. I telephoned once more, and again the neighbor hung up on me, but I bad to make only two calls after that one. We have not seen the dog since and we don't know if they still have him. But we DO know we are no longer awakened at odd hours and that's all we care about.-Peace In Kansas City DEAR PEACE: I see nothing "un-cricket" about your solution. Nothing succeeds like success. Thanks for sharing. �  * Drinking may be "in" to the kids you run with-but it can put you "out" for keeps. You can cool it and stay popular. Read "Booze And You-For Teen-Agers Only." Send 35 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. Civic boards, commissions outlined for city women By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor One of the hardest things an alderman has to perform in his civic role is to forget personal prejudices, Tom Ferguson, former city manager, told members of the Lethbridge branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women Monday night. He cited the example of the alderman who may fight tooth and nail for a recommendation to be outvoted by the rest of council. An alderman may either then give his support for the project even though outvoted, or still refuse to give any assistance whatever. "The alderman has to keep in mind that he is representing more fan just a few persons," said Mr. Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson gave a short teach-in to the women's group on the city's boards and commissions and how the city developed in its civic affairs. Mr. Ferguson reached further back than his 25 years' experience within the walls of city hall, to the days when Lethbridge was a "company town" back in 1890. The Oldman River was still the Belly and much of what is now North Lethbridge was outside the city limits. On Dec. 29, 1890 voters gave approval to becoming a town, and in what is probably the first concession to industry, the Northwest Coal and Navigation Company gave its approval as well, in return for a section of land exempt from taxes except school taxes for 20 years. The first council met on Feb. 3 and Mayor Charles Alexander Magrath, for whom Mayor Ma-grath Drive was named, uttered a few prophetic words. He predicted that coal mining would not be the only industry to settle here, and referred to "the pure crystal water" of the river which was an "absolute requirement." There was no problem in changing the town to a city in 1905 and Lethbridge began to boom, holding the Dry Farmins Congress in 1912.' The commission form of government came in for a few sharp words from Mr. Ferguson who looks to the managerial form of government (the present one) as decidedly better. Fleetwood-Bawden to form H-S (Calendar of local Ita^ The Whirl - A - Ways will hold square and round dance in St. Augustine's parish hall, Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. sharp. All square dancers are welcome. Women are please asked to take a box lunch. * *  The Nor  Alon Family Group meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at 418 IS St. N.. (upstairs). * �  Women of the Moose, Lethbridge Chapter No. 328 will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, at 8 p.m. Lunch will be served as arranged. * * * The First United Sixty Plus Club will meet on Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a pot - luck luncheon. Meeting to follow. * * �. The Lethbridge Women's Institute will hold its regular monthly meeting in the Gas Co. Auditorium, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Motto for the meeting is "a man wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package", and guest speaker will be Mrs. Rose Yellow Feet of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. There will be payment of dues, and Mrs. D. Anderson and Mrs. C. Wilson will the tea hostesses. � *  The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization, affiliated with the Provincial and National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet Wednesday, in Gym 2 of the Civic Sports Centre at 7:30 p.m. Following a brief buisness meeting a social time will be enjoyed including bingo. Lunch has been arranged. 1971 Membership cards will be available and new members will be welcome. Transporttion will be arranged as usual. National Magazine Special election SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Silvia Alessandri, niece of former Chilean president Jorge Alessandri, has announced she will run in the April 4 special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Salvador AUende became president. She will run on the ticket of the conservative National oarty. subscriptions will be taken at this meeting. For information or transportation please phone 327-3264. All members and friends welcome. Parents and teachers from the Fleetwood - Bawden School, last night, appointed Mrs. Cathie Johnson head of a steering committee for the purpose of selecting candidates for nomination to a Home and School organization in that school. A committee to aid her in AAR1S conference Feb. 10, ii The Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, South District will hold a work conference Feb. 10 and 11 at the Gait School of Nursing auditorium. The conference More than Words will be conducted by Mrs. Mary Gorrow, a psychiatry major. Registration will be held Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m. Registrations may be sent to Mrs. Lois Bart-lett, Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. this task is to be chosen by Mrs. Johnson from volunteer parents. The purpose ot the meeting was to decide whether or not a parent-teacher organization of sorts was necessary in the school, and the feasibility of such a group. It was decided that a steering committee should be set up now until such a time as they felt necessary to elect an executive- Also present at the meeting, and forming a panel for discussion were, Mrs. D. Brown, President of the Lethbridge Council of Home and School Mrs. Ann Price, president of the Wilson Junior High PTA, Mr. Ken Krogman, represent iing the interested parent, and Mr. Jack Langford, principal of Hamilton Junior High School FOR PROTECTION Infants up to six months should be restrained while rid ing in a car by placing them in a covered, padded bassinet which is placed crosswise in the vehicle on the rear seat. BINGO - RAINBOW HALL �<� sth a�. n. TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th at 8 p.m. l�t Jackpot $70 in 57 Net.; 2nd Jackpot $70 in 59 Net. Free Cards-Cards and Gamti, 25c per Card, 5 Cardt $1.00 3 Fret Gamti - Doer Prii* - No Children Under 16 Ytart Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association In 1927 this was eventually changed by plebiscite and in 1928 seven councillors were elected with one in turn elected by them as mayor. Mr. Ferguson noted that the present method of electing the mayor is a deviation from the true managerial form of government. Under the commission form of government way back when, each councillor was paid $5 for each meeting he attended, the mayor was paid $4,000 and his two commissioners of public works and utilities each got $3,500. In answer to a question concerning the present aldermen's salaries, Mr. Ferguson said he has always felt that the aldermen were underpaid. At one time, when they received $100 a month, in a study he did on the hours several aldermen put in, their pay was 20 cents an hour. Mr. Ferguson also suggested that ar;' women who were interested in either attending city council meetings, or becoming members of the various boards and commissions in the city to do so. NDP-MP advocates abortion. Alliance for Life does not OTTAWA (CP) - Grace Mac-Innis tangled with the Alliance for Life here in a discussion of abortion at St. John's Church. The NDP member of Parliament for Vancouver Kingsway is a strong advocate of liberalizing the abortion laws while the Alliance for Life is as strong against the move. Mrs. Maclnnis urged that the present restrictive abortion laws be wiped off the Criminal Code. Mrs. M. R. Hargraves, speaking for the Alliance, said "the current obsession with rights" look no account of the rights of the unborn. But Mrs. Maclnnis said the right to life and such questions as when does life begin and is a fetus a functioning human being are philosophical and still unanswered. She said the matter must bp one of personal conscience, not THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Any kid whose ambition is to shine Spire Agnew's shoes can't be all bad." to be forced on women. She said her proposal lo have the m a 11 e r of abortions removed from the Criminal Code is simple: Those who want it should have it; those who are opposed should have nothing to do with it. City counsellor at nursing meet in Red Deer Rev. Kay Hurlburt, director of counselling at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital will assist in conducting a one-day nursing seminar in Red Deer Jan. 25. The seminar is on Care of the Patient with Terminal Illness. Also taking part will be Audrey Thompson, clinical co-ordi-nator Red Deer General Hospital and Muriel Curry, head nurse, Red Deer General Hospital. love as... . . . knowing that dope is only for dopes* enii:gMifniosuranoii Women Suffer WITH BLADDER IRRITATION Common Kidney or Bladder Irritations affect twice as many women as men, often causing distress from frequent, burning, Itching urination. Secondarily, you may lose sleep and have Headaches, Backaches and feel older, tired, depressed. In such cases, CYSTEX usually brings relaxing comfort by curbing germs in 5.5J5-.H!!inc' and casing pain. Get CYSTEX at druggists today. LETHBRIDGE FISH & GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. �fiiiiiimivvK run < BINGO IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL $110 BLACKOUT 55 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) - $25 in 7 Numbers NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 RUBY PIERSON Shoppers' World Ph. 328-2566 THE FINEST SELECTION OF WIGS In Southern Alberta DROP IN AND BROWSE AROUND! "First with Wigs in Southern Alberta" BINGO w^-y LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION at 8 p.m. Air Conditioned Memorial Hall  1st Game $15 - 6th Game $20 -4th Gam* Jackpot $410 - 8th Gam* $135 In 7 Number* If 4th Game Not Won. - 10th Game $25 Blackout 15th Gam* Blackout for $100 in 52 Numbers or leu Lucky Draw $10 - Extra Cards 25c - Door Priie $5 Standard Games Doubled if Wen In 7 Number in first 12 games TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF ALL GAMES EVERYONE WELCOME Is today the day you're going to do something about your weight? 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