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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 2, 1971 WEEKEND SPECIALS CENTRE VILLAGE '$1 � � . ,�<^.;:ii-,'A MARTENS COALDALE PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, JULY 3rd CANADA GRADE UTILITY TURKEYS 6 to 12 lbs lb..... TABLE RITE YOUNG PORK SIDE * # + 4 i 4 4 GAINERS SUPERIOR GIANT SIZE Wieners TABLE RITE RED BRAND STEER BEEF Round Steak � * + t Roast # *  * Warm welcome of invifing foyer of Chinook Club Exterior of Chinook Club, 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. CUT-UP more FRYING CHICKEN getting welfare lb......... would deal more generally with the "influence of the curriculum on our belief in a way of life" Men enjoy companionship of card room Chinook holds with old traditions The new Unemployment Insurance Act which came into effect Thursday is "a glorified way of putting more people on welfare," a member of the Lethbridge Chamber of Corn-charged Wednesday. Sthn Coxson, reporting on a recent labor relations meeting in Edmonton, told the cham- fril^^o fti'lir*** ber many more people will be I 1.IAJL.I.L/C covered under the act, and many people will take advantage of its benefits. Clear or Pink Rotary staff TOP VALU FROZEN Lemonade TOP VALU Beans with Pork YORK "PURE 6-oz. 14-oz. tins Juice . 48-or. tins By JOAN BOWMAN Staff Writer Men's clubs in Canada have not been noticeably successful in fending off their greatest enemy: women. Innurn e r a b 1 e examples of male - only establishments which have opened their smo-key dens to women include the Ranchmen's Club and the Petroleum Club in Calgary. The centennial - age Union Club in Victoria has also, like its eastern counterparts, allowed women entrance on a restricted basis. But the Chinook Club in Lethbridge, which last month celebrated its 70ith anniversary, mmamm ALBERT FRANCIS FIORINO, of Ottawa, son of Mrs. Luigina Florino of Lethbridge, and a graduate of the old St. Francis High School, received an M,A. degree in Philosophy and M. Ed. degree in Education at the Spring Convocation of the University of Ottawa. He also received a llcenciafe In Philosophy (Ph.L.) from St. Paul's University, OU tawa. This coming academic year he will be teaching in the Faculty of Philosophy .of the University of Ottawa. " remains staunch and true to its founding bylaw of 1901, admitting "men only of the full age of 21." The oldest private club in the city, the Chinook included the by lav; as part of a constitution which established the club when Alberta was still part of the North West Territories. Housed at the comer of 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S., the club has always been more of a social meeting place for professional men than it has an outlet for business - over-beer contacts. Billiards, bridge, lunch and dinner, entertaining faciities -and no women - are the main attractions for its 275 members. Roars from- heated poker rounds used to echo through the halls, but since television lured men back to the family hearth, poker - and the noise -has abated, (although bridge players have been known to raise their voices in despair). The first Chinook Club was situated at the corner of 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S. where the Royal Bank of Canada now stands. The building was purchased in 1901 from the G-alt interests, which were headed by Sir Alexander Gait, a father of Confederation and founder of Gait Mines and the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Com-pany. Forty three members signed up that year. Fees were paid for the enjoyment of a newly - purchased billiard table, newspapers and magazines gentlemanly discourse - and liquor. Drinks were 15 cents each or two for 25 cents, and the liquor in 1901 was of the stomach-stunning variety. A complaint book of the time registers one patron's candid reflection that at the Chinook "only rotten booze is sold/' By 1906 the renovated premises had become too small and the building was moved to make way for a spanking new $9,000, three - storey Chinook Club on the same site. In another three years the club was again too small. In 1910 members were to start negotiating mortgages worth $27,-500 for additions to the building. The mortgages would eventually prove too burdensome to carry. A tragedy which struck closer to members' hearts than money problems was prohibition. Baa- and lunch receipts in 1916 plummetted from $5,600 for the first six months of the year to $2,000 in the last six. The $2,000 was presumably just for dry lunches. Beset with outstanding mortgages and unpaid taxes, the Chinook leased the property in 1917 and in 1922 sold it to the city. By 1917 the Chinook had moved to 4th Ave. and 12th St. S. to a house which was later to be owned by longtime club member Tom Caudwell. In 1927 the club was moved again to 3rd Ave. and 12th St. S. wnere it remained for 17 years. Th-3 final move came in 1944 when Fred Downer, a noted city merchant, sold his home, Westminster House, to members. The house, at 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S., has been the Chinook's headquarters ever since. Currently resident memberships cost $50 a year, and all prospective Chinookers must be sponsored and seconded by a member. Secretary - treasurer Mike Thomas said there are "no secret'- handshakes, no mumbo-jumbo signs" used in club admission. Members acknowl edge the club has tended to business and professional men, rather than laborers or ethnic groups., The founding president was Dr. F. H. Mewburn, Lethbridge pioneer doctor and es-tablisher of the Gait Hospital (now Sir Alexander Gait Museum). Ohter early presidents were Dr. C. F. P. Coneybeare, highly reputed' lawyer in the city, and Dean Yates, the "Deacon," a businessman who donated the club's matched sets of books in the library. (The Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre was part of Mr. Yates' bequests). The Chinook Club sports billiards, table tennis and darts, and plenty of pipes, in the basement. The first - floor has a dining room, lounge and cooking facilities; the second, card rooms and library. The club is affiliated with similar organizations as far afield as Honolulu. In 1903, a resolution to admit women as members was voted down. As matters stand now, women are allowed in once a year for the President's Ball. Some female ingrates agree with one woman's description of the club as a "dark, dreary old dive where the boys gather to drink and spit a lot." Mr. Thomas has a different view. He recalls one instance when women were asked to pour tea for a Chinook event and a fight ensued over who would hold the pot. "Men don't have a jealous bone in their bodies." "The new act will affect all of us very much," Mr. Coxson said. Almost all employees in Canada, except the self-employed, will be covered under the new act. Mr. Coxson said the provi* sions requiring payment of benefits for sickness or pregnancy leaves will create "a great deal of trouble." He suggested bhis provision may conflict with group health plans. He said employers will be reluctant to hire married women bp.cause of regulations requiring companies to rehire women who quit work due to pregnancy. On another matter, Chamber President Morley Tanner said the Alberta Chamber of Com-mcer is preparing a submission to the Worth Commission on education, which should be ready before mid-September. The Lethbridge chamber has been asked to prepare the section dealing with school curriculum. Mr. Tanner said the chamber would not make specif ic recommendations, but The officers of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge for the coming year were installed Dominion Day. Their term of office will expire June 30, 1972. Members of the executive are Dick Williams, president; Dor-an Berlando, first vice-president; Geroge Varaari, second vice-president; J i m Martin, secretary; Alex Gilchrist, treasurer; Ken Spence, sergeant-at-arms and Dr. Colin Darcel, past president. Directors of the club are Rae Pepper, Ed Clark, Dr. Bob Elliott, John Gogo and Jim Penney. Delicatesssn Special At Centre Village! SLICED COOKE e Still serious Gary M. Demchuk, 22, of 2421 10th Ave. A. N. remains in se-condition with a head injury in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. Demchuk's name was with-3ld following a car and motorcycle collision Monday at the intersection of 13th St. and 2nd Ave. S. The driver of the car involved was not injured and the damage to both vehicles was $1,000. i I I MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee........... KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP Salad Dressing 32-oz. LOWNEY'S Marshmallows 11 -oz. for THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE invites applications for the following positions MEAT TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR Qualifications - Several years of experience in the mefct industry. Prefer-ence given to applicants with wide range of experience. Experience in meat cutting is essential. Duties - Coordinate and instruct in the meat technology program that encompasses feeding, slaughtering, buying, cutting (locker, standard retail, H.R. & I and portion), fundamentals of grading systems and other phases of the meat industry. COMMERCIAL COOKS Qualifications - Journeyman or Equivalent Duties - Cooking and instructing commercial cooking students. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - July 16th, 1971. SALARY - Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The applicants should apply for the standard "Application for Employment" form to: Director of Personnel Lethbridge Community College LETHBRIDGE, Alberta ICE CREAM AT CENTRE VILLAGE Double Headers..... PURITY Ice Cream CALIFORNIA New Potatoes 1 gal. plastic  t + 10 lbs. DELICIOUS RED RIPE WATERMELON lb. ...... . WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ;