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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Cross Canada Survey Day care centres need costly facilities Last in Series By JEAN SHARP | CP Women's Editor ; Opening a full-time day care' centre that offers its children first-rate facilities is a costly business. It would include playground space and equipments, toys, books, bed, nourishing food and necessary things such as enough washrooms, a modern sprinkler system and fire escapes. Trained staff cost more than untrained. In Edmonton, trained, experienced staff get about $5,500 to $6,000 a year. This is one of many reasons that concerned people would like to see a variety of day care available in a variety of places, and a greater degree of public concern about day care. A Cross Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates (here are an increasing number of day care centres throughout the country and there is also an increasing need for them. The impetus appears to be coming from people who want to run them as a business, and from established social agencies. There appears to be little in the way of sustained citizen effort to have more centres organized. EFFORTS LAG Several Ontario towns report that citizen attempts to get subsidies for centres failed. An alderman in one town said she wasn't aware there is a problem. In Alberta and Ontario members of the minority political parties have made speeches in favor of centres with no immediate result. In Edmonton a group called Help Edmonton's Little gepple is having trouble getting off the ground. Its founders are people who have found centres useful. There is some interest among women's groups in helping to improve the situation, but little concrete effort. The feminist groups who make the need for day care a part of their platforms have so far concentrated largely establishing centres at universities where most of their members are. The universities of British Columbia and of Toronto have co-operative centres organized by the Women's Liberation Movement. The University of Alberta has approved the idea of a centre in principle, but a university spokesman says a centre is low on the list of the s c h o o l's priorities. Approval has been given to putting a centre in a student housing project to be started during this academic year. Thelma Scambler of the Alberta social welfare department says it might be the first in a housing development in the city. She says more centres should be built into housing developments and Apartment buildings. "It's more important to put day care centres into these high rises than saunas." Only in a few cases are em- p 1 o y e r s making day care available to working mothers. Questions of liability and insurance could be complicated, as could the feelings of motherly employees. What if the child liked the nursery and mother hated the job, or vice versa? A few hospitals have tried running day care centres to attract married nurses back to work. There were two in St. John's, Nfld., run by the de- partment of health for hospital staff. As the nurse shortage has eased, one has been taken over by a private individual. In Toronto an experiment is being tried in a few schools, offering before- and after-school day care in the school. Toronto's churches have a member on the community day care committee who is hoping to find out how their facilities might best be used. if win x9 Ban on tobacco advertising approved by home-school Many of them have,the space and some of the equipment, but some say that to meet provincial standards they would have to make alterations they cannot afford. Committee chairman Joan Rogers says she feels regulations might be bent a little in some instances. Mrs. Rogers also says a network of family day care homes could solve many problems. It would be economical, keep children in a family together in their own neighborhood and private income for the at-home mother. One centre in Calgary, run by an association of citizens with help from the city, does provide care in the home for children as one phase of its operation. The range of fees for day care centres varies little across the country. Provincial and municipal governments do provide subsidies in some cases, handled in various ways. Centres in St. John's charge $2 a day without a meal to $fi0 a month. A Calgary centre charges $4.50 a day, an Ottawa centre $25 a week. St. Joseph's centre in Halifax works with the city for a grant under the Canada assistance plan to pay the difference between cost and money taken in. The centre operated with an $11,000 defi cit in the first six months of 1970 in spite of help from the archdiocese and the United Appeal. The British Columbia government provides subsidies for children whose parents cannot pay the full cost, and both the Alberta and Ontario govern' ments subsidize centres. Saskatchewan has a system of one-shot grants to new centres when they open for each space for a child, and will offer monthly grants depending on a centre's fee structure. The giants are partly intended to encourage the establishment of more centres. Tobacco advertising, the drug i problem, and corporal punishment were some of the main topics discussed Monday at the regular monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Council of Home and School Associations. Chairman was Mrs. D. Brown, president of the Council' who dealt with a rather lengthy agenda. A motion was made by Mrs. Ruth Daw, that the Lethbridge Council would support the implementing of legislation banning tobacco advertising on all media. This was unanimously passed by members. This notion came as the result of a telegram sent this month by the Canadian Home and School and Parent Teacher Federation, to John Munro, federal minister of health and welfare, criticizing Mr. Munro for not halting television advertis ing of cigarettes and urged him to take immediate action to put such a ban in effect, as has been done in the United States. There was much discussion as to corporal punishment in Lethbridge's public schools. Methods of dealing with "problem children" were stated as: first the student is counselled by the principal, then the parents are brought in. If this fails, a school counsellor is added. If, after all efforts in this manner there is no improvement in the behavior of the child, then corporal punishment is used. This would appear to be very rare, as in a random poll taken by Mrs. Brown, most schools use corporal punishment only about once in the period of a year. In fact, George McKillop School has used this method of discipline only once in the past three years. The Council decided to look into the matter of developing a policy on drugs in the public (Calendar of local L Mrs. D. C. Kearney will be hostess to the Margaret Hartley Past President's Club at the home of Mrs. Sam Larson, 1411 3 Ave. N., Wednesday at 8 p.m. * * * Nor-Alon Family Group meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. 418 13 St. N, (upstairs).    The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance in St. Augus-tines parish hall, Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. All square dancers have been welcomed to attend, and women have been asked to bring a box lunch.  *  The Christian Science testimony meeting will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the church auditorium, 1203 4 Ave. S. Everyone has been welcomed to attend.  * * The regular meeting of Dominion Rebekah Lodge will be held in the IOOF hall Thursday at 8 p.m. * � * Xi Iota chapter, Beta Sigma Phi will hold its meeting at the home of Mrs. Don Attwell 1413 17 Ave. S. at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Co-hostess will be Mrs. S. WUcocks. Program will be given by Mrs. Wilcocks. * � � The general meeting of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society of Lethbridge will be held in Gym 2 of the Civic Sports Centre, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Membership cards for 1971 will be available and entertainment and lunch will be provided. For transportation, phone Mrs. Rose Chomiak at 327-6994. love 3S... ...being there when she needs you most. coR�*hi mi 10s .mows nus schools. It was felt that some stand on the situation was needed in order to protect the Council from parents who would tend to use the Council's influence in educational circles to make gains for their own child. Some thought was given to the policy employed by Edmonton schools. In the policy, according to Mrs. Marilyn Krammer, any students known to be in the possession of drugs Or to be selling drugs in schools, are immediately expelled. Parents must then face in school board itself in order to have their child reinstated. Persons suspected of us i n g drugs during school, and showing "abnormal behavior," are immediately taken to hospital and admitted. The parents are then notified that this has been done, for reason of "abnormal behavior," and then must go to the hospital, and find out, from the student and his or her doctor, what the reason behind the behavior was. Discussion was also entered into as to the feasibility of community - school sponsored activities for the summer. The next meeting of the Council was tentatively set for Feb. 22, and is to be held at Galbraith School. WITHOUT FOOD Some spiders can live a year and a half without food. FACINATING WOMANHOOD! An eight week course of study learning how to be happier and more effective in your role at woman, wife and mother! FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS MONDAY, FEB. 1st - 8:30 P.M. "054 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, LETHBRIDGE EVERYONE WEICOMEI THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "But I dialed my own number just to see what would happen...who the heck are YOU?" BINGO - RAINBOW HALL sth Av. n. TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th at 8 p.m. 1st Jackpot $50 in 53 Net.; 2nd Jackpot $50 in 55 Not. Free Cardt-Cardt and Games, 25c per Card, 5 Cards $1.00 3 Free Games - Door Prize - No Children Under 16 Years Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association Tuesday, January 36, 1971 - THE IITHMIDOI HERALD - 13 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am having an unusual problem with my boy fried, (We are both 1G.) No matter where we go Harold brings his dog. I wouldn't mind if the dog had some manners, but he sniffs around, slobbers all over my dress and he's forever wedging himself between me and Harold. Most restaurants don't allow dogs so we go to drive-ins and hamburger joints. I can't oat .in peace. First the dog grabs a bite of Harold's hamburger, then he starts on mine. When the car radio plays the dog cries. (Harold calls it "singing".) This gets on my nerves. Last night we were sitting in front of the house in Harold's car and he leaned over to give me a goodnight kiss. The dog got jealous and started to growl. It spoiled the evening. Is there a solution to this rotten problem? -Dog-Goned DEAR D.G.: Tell Harold that if he can't part with ttts bow-wow for a few hours, he'll have to stay home or get another girl, You might not realize it but your boyfriend has a bodyguard and you've got a chaperone, Kiddo. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I heard these blood-chilling strtr tistics yesterday. Over 35,000 people lose their lives every year in car accidents. Alcohol plays a part in at least 50 per cent of these accidents. I'd like to name another hazard which is far more dangerous than alcohol. Hair. It is virtually impossible for kids to see where they are going when their eyes are covered with a curtain of hair. The boys are worse than the girls. I urge the National Safety Council to look into this. Thanks for letting me have my say. -A Starving Barber DEAR BARBER: I've often wondered how some of these kids see. Your letter has answered the question. They don't. Thanks for cluing me in, as well as the National Safety Council. LETHBRIDGE FISH & GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. BINGO IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL $115 BLACKOUT 56 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) - $25 in 7 Number* NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects. CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. milVV Air conditioned Memorial Hall  1st Game $15 - 6th Game $20 -4th Game Jackpe $200 - 8th Game $140 in 7 Numbers If 4th Game Nor Won. - lOlh Game $25 Blackout 15th Game Blackout {or $100 in 53 Numbers or leu lucky Draw $10 - Extra Cards 2Sc - Door Priie $5 Standard Games Doubled if Won In 7 Number in first 12 games TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF All GAMES EVERYONE 'WELCOME I JACKPOT BINGO I This Tuesday Evening, January 26th I Starts 8:00 p.m. Sharp - Parish Hall ' Corner 12th Street B. and 7th Avenue North I Jackpot starts at $125 and is won every Tuesday I 5th - 7 No. Jackpot - $22 - Cards 25c or 5 for $1 � Also free cards, free games and a door prize. I Persons under 16 years not allowed Sponsored by the Men's Club to St. Peter and St. Paul's Church > Is mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm ajj ANNOUNCEMENT PHYLLIS HORNET it now managing *�F The Marquis Beauty Salon She is well qualified having spent, three years in hairstyling in Red Deer. She Specializes in PERMS, TINTS, AND HAIRCUTS PERM SPECIAL! Reg. 12.00 NOW...... MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. PHONE 328-2276 Y2 Price Many applicants PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -The City of Portland gave a civil service examination as the first step in filling three meter-maid positions which pay $570 per month. The exam attracted 212) persons, including one roan who Is a college graduate looking for a job that will let him go to graduate school. Meter maids check parking meters in down-lown Portland for violations. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES $500 JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.-1 p.m. SCRAMBLE FOR "SUhffiEAM'FRIZES. intheALBEEOA egg farmers:. MINUTE CONTEST Your entry blank is in any carton ... in every carton ... of Alberta-produced Fresh or less - to fill in your name and address ... and mail the entry form to: POST BUY ALBERTA PRODUCED FRESH EGGS AND EVERY I WEEK 10 BEAUTIFUL "SUNBEAM" ELECTRIC APPLIANCES AWARDED EVERY WEEK! took inside' the carton lor a new way each week to cook f Alberta-produced eggsl Stiiehit Stttl AUTOMATIC PfRCOUTOR Eggs! And it takes you just three minutes - OFFICE BOX 4200, CALGARY 3, ALBERTA LAST WEEK'S WINNERS Mrs. D. Kostiw, Edmonton; B. Kane, Edmonton; Jassita Rae, Calgary; C. Alsaker, Calgary; Mrs. Irene Reeves, Calgary; Mr, & Mrs. G. LaForge, Calgary; Mrs. A. Werenka, Edmonton; Alberta, Liebing.lacombe; Mrs. Betty Cardinal,Edmonton; Mrs. R. R. McMahen, Calgary. jHis WEEK'S �S^SVZmT*.. ALBEKIA EGG AND FOWL MARKETING BOARD ;