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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THF IETHIKIDGI HHALD Tuttday, January 21, If72 if you ask me... By RICHARD BURKE People who apply the feminine gender to auto- mobiles must really hate women. When you think about it, no woman, could ever cause the troubles the car has. The only like comparison one could make with validity is that this society is as depen- dent on the car as it is on its women. But, the fact is, I've never heard anyone say, "He just doesn't have the power he used or "Take him out for a spin." I'd be insulted if that was the case. My cars have always been neutered the day they have been purchased. Lately, "it" isn't even an appropriate pronoun. The proper descriptive word isn't printable, so you can provide your own term. Last summer, there was no way I could keep my car at an acceptable running temperature. Even an overhaul of the cooling system didn't help. An un- bearable temperature inside the car accompanied the engine heat. I thought to myself, "at least the heat will be welcomed when the cold weather comes." Where are you when I need you, heat? The car engine is now running abnormally coolly and it's just as cold on the inside. At least a woman can keep you warm, by turning on the affection; or cool, by turning a cold shoulder. I have trouble keeping warm only after I get my car started. That's not easy- Plug in the block heater. Connect the battery charger. Let it sit overnight. Maybe it will start in the morning. It usually does, but only if I talk nicely to it. Swear once and forget it. Once it's going, there's no problem getting to work. But what about getting back home? It's a good thing I have friends with booster cables. Have you ever needed to plug in your wife to get her going in the morning? What about recharging her battery or getting her boosted? I haven't, at least. You can bet the next time I hear cars referred to with feminine pronouns, I will seriously question the speaker on his attitude toward women. CWi-JW TOE OmiER OP T SOMETHING That Means SOMETHING In order to retain membership In the Order of the Golden Rule, a funeral director must annually undergo a thorough investigation process. Families served must give a favorable response to key questions. Facilities must pass intensive inspection. Records must show that prices have remained within the means of everyone, and that quality is high regardless of the amount a family chooses to spend. This gives meaning to membership in the Order of Ihe Golden Rule. It means, most of all, that your family can lurn to the funeral director in your area who belongs to this confident that your trust has been well placed. This member for the llth yearl i established SALMON FUNERAL HOME LTD. fHONE 327-2802 Travel association seeking girls to man summer tourist booths Wanted: bright, attractive girls to man two travel infor- mation booths in the city this ummer. Frank Smith, manager of tire Vavel and Convention Asso- iation of Southern Alberta robibly won't have to pay to :dvertise the positions. Applications are already lowing in. Five girls will be needed to work a 40 hour week at hour (the Alberta mini- num wage) from the May mliday weekend through to the rad of September. That's if the travel associa- tion gets the annual [rant it hopes to from the pro- inclal government. If the grant is less, the tour- ist booths at Brewery Hill and Henderson Lake may only be open from June 1 to the Labor Day weekend. Girls must be mature enough o handle the odd calamity, said Mr. Smith. Last year one travel councel- The Lethbridge Community College wants a flag and is ponsoring a competition for its esign. Gordon Colledge, LCC infor- mation officer says because the college is one of the most pro- gressive community colleges in province it should have a istinctive flag. The flag will later be follow- ed up by a college song. The flag contest, which began lis week, is open to everyone nd has prizes of 5100, and 25 for best flag designers and an additional bonus to the INTERNATIONAL hurry to repair the cracked tooth ol a visitor in a minor auto accident. Another time, a Frenchman who spoke no English one cf the girls a passionate kiss when he discovered she could speak his language. "Girls should be in first year university or later to be cer- tain ot a good deal of maturity. It's not a job for a hlgi school girl." Although the pay is better at some other jobs, it's fun and interesting work for girls with some flare for dealing with the public, said the travel man- ager. Mr. Smith will begin inter- viewi for Hie five spots at the end of April, Last year he went through 47 applicants to find four girls. he added, "there is one sure way not to get hired. That's to try to have daddy twist my arm. That's an immediate rejection. I refuse to be bullied." Local union issues protest about AGT contract policies Local 586 of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers has sent a letter to Alberta Minister of Labor and Manpowei Bert Hohol protesting Alberta Gov- ernment Telephones' psrsistenl purchase of equipment made outside Alberta. or had to find a dentist in a "Had AGT bought from LCC seeks new college flag hrough design competition designer whose flag is selected. LCC colors are sky blue and light green the sky and prai- ries and its motto "ex Dis- ciplina Docti" means learning can be achieved only by disci- pline and hard work. The college mascot is the for- midable Kodiak bear, symboliz- ing strength, courage and sta- mina. Entries for the competiton, which closes Feb. 28. should be addressed to: Flag Lethbridge Community College, Leth- bridge, Alia. Automatic Electric this year, between 10 and 15 girls in Letli- bridge, who are looking for jobs, would have been em- ployed by Automatic Electric." said Joyce Harding, president of I.U.E. Local 5B6. Mrs. Harding was referring to the latest bid for tele- phone sets which was award- ed by AGT to Northern Elec- tric headquartered in Montreal. "In the past three years, our competitors managed to quote us out by a few said Automatic Electric plant man- ager Earland M. Dawson. "We would like to get more business out of the province, to employ more people, but the main line orders always went to our competitors." It is ironical, Mrs. Harding said, that the government should advertise "Buy Alberta" on the one hand, and yet "buy from outside of Alberta itself" on the other. "If AGT had awarded the bid to Automatic Electric and Automatic Electric had hired the girls, some dollars in wages would be earned by our local she said. the story. Jerry Brice, AGT public information supervi- sor in Edmonton, said by awarding the bid to the lowest bidder, it saved AGT over the book value and over the Automatic Electric price. Mrs. Harding said Local 586 also sent a letter to Peter Lougheed Smiting the premier to tour the Automatic Eljctric plant Feb. 23. It is not yet known whether Mr. Lougheed will accept the invitation. The premier is understood to be weighing Uie balance wheth- er in cases like Automatic Electric, the government should subsidize local indus- tries to support local employ- ment, or buy from outside of Alberta to save the taxpayers' money. vdi jrcugJie, sue saiu. uj AGT, however, has its side of I fi HONEY TO BURN Money to British Columbia coastal Indians was painted cop- per plates. Thsy showed disdain for money on festive occasions by throwing the plates into Lethbridge men found guilty of possession of marijuana By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer Two young Lethbridge men were each remanded on MOO cash bail when they were found guilty of the possession of marijuana. They will be sentenced Wed- nesday. Court was told the marijuana had been grown near the pri- mary sewage treatment plant, across the canal from the dry police target range. Richard Charles Skakkum, 21, and Michael Charles Lar- ter, 19, also pleaded guilty to possession of opium. City police Detective Frank Balhgate told the court eight bags of marijuana and about two grams of opium were toimd during a joint city police and RCMP search of a house at 925 7th St. S. The house was rented by Skakkum and Latter. Also seized during the search were two home-made hooka pipes, a syringe and metal spoon with traces of opium, contents of two ashtrays with marijuana remnants and mari- juana cigarette butts. Court was told Skakkum was a student and was living sole- ly on a student loan. .Several witnesses told the court marijuana had been openly used at the house sev- eral times. A defense witness told the court he had made the two seized hooka pipes and had left them with Skakkum and Lar- ter in the hope someone who visited at the house might want to buy one. Another defense witness, tes- tifying under protection of the Canada Evidence Act, said the marijuana seized ffl the raid was his. He said he had been a res- ident at the house until about Four days before the raid and he had not moved all of his possessions out of the house when the search was made. He told the court he would often leave a bag of marijuana out on the living room table so It could be used by anyone in the house. The witnsss told the court the use of marijuana in Leth- brldge was not at all unusual. "Marijuana smoking happens at everyone's he said. He said he would quite often take some of the marijuana he had grown to parties, where several persons would smoke it." The court was also informed of some of the dope-subcultural manners, when a defense wit- ness said it was "good manners to take some dope along when you visit friends." He also told the court it was considered good manners to keep the location of your dope stash to yourself. Another witness told the court, "dope is valuable stuff and should never be left behind, unless you are so stored you don't' know whether you are coming or going." Skakkum and Larter were represented by Ernie a pre-law graduate from the University of Lcthbridge. He acted as their appointed agent. Before the trial judge L. W. Hudson advised the accused pair (hat their agent's repre- sentation of a 16-year-old Leth- bridge youth charged with pos- session of hashish for the pur- pose of trafficking was the ba- sis of an appeal currently un- derway in Calgary Appeals Court. The youth received a three- year sentence in penitentiary when he was found guilty in magistrate's court. Mr. Sillilo has been charged under the Legal Societies Act of Alberta for representing a person charged with an in- dictable offense. MOST ARE YOUNG Half the Indian people In Can- ada are under 16 ears of age. T 0 BUILDING MATERIALS LIMITED 1929 SALE Located at 1602 3rd Ave. S. Open 8 a.m. to p.m. Monday thru Saturday Continue! Until Saturday, Jan. 29. Don't miss these and many more specials. PANELLING DECORATOR CEILING TILE 7 beautiful colon to from while stocki lent. each or 11 .52 ctn. CEILING TILE lit lavingi on Itiii IJ'VIJ" and ceiling till in plain Whilt only. Buy by carton and wvi during thii will Special, Carton of 64 tq. fI........ 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS POPULAR SIZES REVY DUSKY AND BROWN. New thipmcnr, new wide ran- dom grooving light and medium thadet two coat lacquer finish for durable wear.