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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, J.nu.ry 24, The Herald-----------------------__ Family Chris Stewart Volunteers needed Another 10 Life Line volunteers are needed to assist, psy- chiatric patients attempting to resume normal activities Volunteer Lillian Millar, who works closely with Carol Collier chairman of the direct services for the CMHA which sponsors the Life Line program, reports her one-to-one relationship assisting patients with shopping, business and personal grooming, often develops into warm, lasting friendships. For further information phone Mrs. Collier at 327-0100. Square dancers from Fort Macleod, Milk River, Grassy Lake and Medicine Hat are expected to attend the Southern Alberta Square Dance Association dance, sponsored by the Whirl-A-Way Square Dance Club Feb. 24 in the Moose Hall. Whirl-A-Way president is John Henderson with Bill Savage, caller. Lloyd and Elhel Casson of Diamond City are association presidents. Ken McGregor, 72, organizer of the Southminster Square Dance Club, and square dance teacher for.25 years, finds the 85 basic movements of modern square dancing a far cry from the four or five basic steps of yesteryear. He and Vic Dash, callers for the Saturday night dances at Southminster at p.m., also hold a weekly beginner's group Monday nights at 8 p.m., attend- ed fay 24 dancers. Workshops are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Hardieville School. Tom and Peggy Graham are presidents; Ken and Mary Graham, vice-presidents Beth and Stan Sproule, and Emerald Mayen, social convenor. Bridget Pastoor, local Toastmistress Club treasurer and Bob Hawn will be announcing speed skating results at the Canada Winter Games. Mrs. Pastoor, who credits the Toastmistress Club with teaching her "how to keep her mouth shut" (her problem, she says, was talking too much) reports anyone anx- ious to better their communication and self, image or learn parliamentary procedure should join this helpful group, Rev. Frank McCarty and Captain Ron Butcher, chaplains at the provincial jail, are conducting Wednesday afternoon alcoholic therapy sessions. Harold Quigley of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission is in charge. The two chaplains will at- tend an Alberta Chaplain's conference in Edmonton Feb 10 Watson Butcher of Peterborough, Ont., father of Captain Ron Butcher of the Salvation Army, is spending his local vaca- tion assisting with the renovations of the Bridge, (the half-way house) being established tor released prisoners. Winner of the Shriners' Cup for the best Peterborough citizen of the Year, the retired senior Butcher is utilizing his retirement time to assist worthy causes. What amuses Captain Butcher most is that his sprighiy father is mistaken for his brother. Canadian false teeth free of radioactivity Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canadians who have false teeth don't have to share the British worry about their artificial choppers being a radioactive health risk. Unlike many.brands of false teeth sold in Britain that con- tain uranium the artificial teeth sold in Canada cannot contain any of the radioactive substance. Reports out of Britain have warned about excessive radio- activity from uranium com- pounds which are used in false teeth to make them appear as LYNDA MIDDELHOEK'S WRENCH AND BASIC SKILLS HAVEN'T HELPED HER FIX THE WATER SYSTEM THIS TIME Woman says landlord unresponsive to complaints Welfare mother waits out nine-day drought PUBLIC BINGO m 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (PIlyM Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upllilri) EVERY THUBS.-8D.m bright as natural teeth under certain lighting conditions. The Reuters news agency says that a special report by the British National Radio- logical Protection Board has discovered that radiation from false teeth made with the uranium brighteners ex- ceeds limits set by the Inter- national Commission on Radiological Protection. In Ottawa this week, an of- ficial of the Atomic Energy Control Board said that it must issue licenses for such uses of a radioactive com- pound as uranium and that no such licenses have in fact been issued. Reuters says that three of every four British dentists use procelain containing uranium when they prescribe or make up artificial dentures or crowns. By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor Lynda Middelhoek thinks twice before she pours any water down the drain. For the past nine days, she and her two pre school children have been living in a house without running water. Ms. Middelhoek has been hauling her family's drinking water in covered plastic containers from her mother's home in Lethbridge to the house she rents, four and one half miles north of the city. She has lugged water for chores pail by murky pail from a dugout 100 yards from the house. She must take her washing to a laundromat and bath at her mother's home. Ms. Middelhoek brought her story to The Herald because she felt Key Realty, from whom she rents the house, was not responding to her complaints. She says repeated requests for aid from the firm brought several promises but no action. Ms. Middelhoek says she can- not help but wonder if the firm's lack of haste in solving her problem is related to her finan- cial status she is a single parent receiving assistance from the department of health and social development in order to pay the monthly rent. She says she suspects there is a problem perhaps a frozen pipe somewhere' between the reser- voir from which water is drawn and the complicated pumping purification station sheltered in a lean to recently added to the house. Ms. Middelhoek says she awoke last Wednesday to find no water at all coming into the house. She immediately con- tacted the water softening firm which installed the pumping equipment and was told it was not their responsibility. She next contacted Key Realty who promised to investigate the matter as soon as possible. She says she had trouble getting in touch with the agent from whom she rented the property and by last Friday, when the problem was still not remedied, she went to the agency herself and talked to her realtor who said something would be done. On Saturday she phoned the firm's realty maintenance man herself, who knew nothing about her problem, but promised to look into it. Ms. Middelhoek says at this point she began to feel extremely frustrated, because it seemed no one was taking her word about the situation. She says her social worker con- tacted Key Realty on Monday and was told a backhoe and plumber would be dispatched Tuesday to solve the problem. .Early this morning the equip- ment still had not materialized, although the realtors sent a water softening serviceman who reiterated what he had told Ms. Middelhoek initially: that the problem was not with his firm's equipment, but probably with the piping. Ms. Middelhoek has also con- tacted the health unit in Coaldale and the landlord and tenants' boar.a, both of whom say the matter is out of their jurisdic- tion. She said she was accustomed to fending for herself, and would have repaired the system if she had been able, but its workings had never been properly explain- ed to her. She says her realty agent had said he knew about the pumping unit, and would take care of it. Fraser Baalim, manager of Key Realty, says his firm has done "everything in its power" to help Ms. Middelhoek, but main- tains the fault is hers in the first place as the pipe froze up because she did not take necessary steps to lower the in- take valve deeply enough into the reservoir. "There's no way in which we haven't been fair to he said in a telephone interview Thurs- day morning. "There's a dugout on the property, and we'll have someone from the water softeners out there right away." Mr. Baalim said the reservoir ice was too thin to permit anyone to check the water pipe at its centre. He said his firm had tried to engage several different Community calendar St. Patrick's CWL will be celebrating its 50th Jubilee Sunday, with a mass at noon celebrated by Bishop Paul O'Byrne followed by a luncheon at p.m. at Ericksen's. Chartered members will be recognized. FINAL DAY SATURDAY of CAMM'S GIGANTIC JANUARY SHOE SALE! FINAL MARKDOWNS CHILDREN'S SHOES Wtre on NOW ONLY........... TEENAGE STOMPERS Wadgles In ties or straps, fleg. and W.rtontil. J16 NOW ONLY...... '10 20. JOYCE DRESSY i Off SNOW BOOTS PRICI CRASH! ON LADIES' HI CUT PLATFORM tf- _ SHOW BOOfS My '10 STILL A FEW LEFT HANDBAGS FINAL DAY ASK TO SEE OUR NEW SPRING ARRIVALS IN LADIES'SHOES SEE OUR GREAT SELECTION OF SANDALS for your wintirvKitlM by Joyct ind Imperil from trull Opm Frktoy (III 9p.m. Camm's Shoes _____403-5th StrMt South The Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre, will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday in Room 30 of the Lethbridge Community College. The program, Head smashed in Buffalo Jump, lecture and slides will be presented by Dr. Brian Reeves, assistant professor in the archaeological department of the University of Calgary. The February meeting has been cancelled. plumbers and ditchers to go out to the house, but all were tied up. "Try and get a plumber for he said. "You can't find one." "We've tried everything he said and described as "bull" Ms. Middelhoek's suspicions that she was being treated differently because of her welfare status. Mr. Baalim said Key had sent its own maintenance man out to the house "three or four but he could not fix the system. "She knew the pump setup was there when she rented the house, and said she knew all about it he added. "I don't think she's been getting a fair shake by any says Ms. Middelhoek's social worker Doug Mowatt. "She's a single parent, on assistance she's not in a posi- tion of power. She's been a lot more assertive than most people in her position would have been, and that's good to see." Women's Bureau planning 6a typical careers' book "We'll hove to eat out. I just washed the kitchen floor and can't do a thing with it." Male models show newest underwear Southminster circle square dance club will hold the regular dance at p.m. Saturday in Southminster Hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a piev A Burn's Day Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the lower hall of First United Church. A Scottish program and goodies will be provided. Everyone welcome. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) r- Women from 17 to the 70s clapped, whistled and stomped their feet as male models paraded the newest in masculine underwear. The occasion this week was a fund raiser sponsored by Minnesota Republican Women for Political Effectiveness. "Take it off! Take it some women in the audience of about 350 persons urged the models. The models left it on, but that was virtually the only area in which the models and CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 SI. 6 North FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th-8 p.m. 4th mdMh QMIM 7 Number. _ 12th OMM MO 5 CARDS FOR 11.00 OR tit EACH LUCKY NUMIER DRAW WORTH 110 WEEKLY DRAW WORTH lit 3 FREE OAMII DOOR FfllZt ftTMM IIYWI Not ML'I MIN-t CLUt audience bowed to the tradi- tional decorum of women's fashion shows. The underwear was the lat- est line of monochromatic and patterned bikinis, along with some of see-through lace and a few longjohns thrown in for spice. Ellen Fitzgerald, chairper- son for the show, said the women's group held its first such extravaganza a year ago. Its success convinced the women to hold another. Proceeds from the head tickets were to go toward supporting Republican political candidates, male or female, who support feminist causes. CHILD DIES VANCOUVER (CP) The question of flammability of clothing has been taken under review by a special com- mittee of the federal government, a spokesman for the consumer affairs depart- ment'said after a child had been burned to death. The Alberta Women's Bureau has commissioned a Calgary advertising agency to conduct, research on women engaged in non traditional careers, for a booklet to be published sometime this spring. Approximately is be- ing spent initially by the AWB to commission the research, designed to encourage women to realize their full job poten- tial, according to Catherine Arthur, director of the bureau. She said the project is being done piecemeal, so no total cost for the complete project is available. The advertising firm, McVean Advertising Agency of Calgary, is seeking names of women throughout the province "doing work that is not conventionally 'women's work'... who are outstanding hi any job outside of the traditional Miss Arthur says the booklet is one of the bureau's International Women's Year projects, and she hopes it will be completed as 'soon as possible, and available to the public "no later than three months" from now. Although reluctant to dis- cuss the cost of the booklet, Miss Arthur said it would "pay. great dividends" if dis- tributed in schools throughout the province. She said the publication would be aimed particularly at school counsellors "to shake them up a little" and improve counselling available to female students. "The booklet will be geared to all age Miss Arthur explained, "we're hop- ing it will have something to say to older women who are dissatisfied with their jobs and would like to switch to something different, as well as younger women choosing a career." Miss Arthur said she ex- pects the federal government will announce changes in policy direction regarding Women's Year on Monday. "It's quite clear that no federal funds will be made available to us provincially, but we'll be given a choice of programs we may opt to im- plement within Alberta for which Ottawa will foot the she said. "There will be.more of a provincial instead of a regional focus for she added. Sheer nighties enliven gent's twilight years MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, (AP) Three young models parad- ed in filmy lingerie this week before the male residents of the Fair Oaks Convalescent and Nursing Home The home's social service worker, Joyce Cristen, called the stag night part of "total patient Paula, one of the models, wore garment she called an evening gown. She strutted over to Frank, a resident who had arrived early for a tront row seat. Frank explained that he has eye problems. The men sipped near beer while models changed for the dancing portion of the 40 minute show. After the show, Frank said he'd seen better .h "here they really have the shows, he told other residents. "This ain't spit in the bucket for my money. Hell, out there they really strip LOOK and LISTEN Find out for yourself. Christianity does not have to be dull... and the reality of Christ can give your life a new dimension of joy and peace. COME TO... THE JESUS PARTY... at NEW HOPE CENTRE INS, 6th AVMIM South LtthbrMgt p.m. This SATURDAY ;