Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 11

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 18

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? That it costs no to book all your travtl arrangt- with a qualified agent. Art Williams Travel Contra Village Mall rhom The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, July PAGES 11 TO IS UTMMU90I OmCI PURNITURE LTD. Uwor Level 7th Stfool Shopping Mall lethbriate, Alboria Phono (401) FUNG CABINETS 'Little bias against women in professions' By JOANNA MORGAN Herald Staff Writer Is prejudice against career women real or imagined? If it does exist, does it start sometimes during profession- al training, in' the universi- ties? Barbara Popma, Susan Bell and Marda Mitchell are all 1967 graduates of the Lethbridge Collegiate Insti- tute. Since that time they've pursued studies in universi- ties in. Saskatche- wan and Ontario. The three spoke recently to The Herald about their ex- periences in faculties where women are outnumbered. Barbara Popma is among the first class of doctors in the University of- Calgary's medical program. Susan Bell graduated this spring from Queen's University in King- ston, Chit., as a doctor of medicine. Marda Mitchell is a third year student at the Western College of Veteri- nary Medicine in Saskatoon. As one of only three women in Calgary's small first class of 27, Dr. Popma said she had encountered no discrimination at school "A woman or 'man who is too pushy, too aggressive, win encounter resistance any- way.'This could be interpret- ed as prejudice but it she Excuse for shortcomings Says Dr. Bell, "very few people the minority would treat you differently because you were a girl." Her class of 71 students in- cluded 12 women. A claim of prejudice is more often than not an ex- cuse for personal shortcom- ings, said Miss Mitchell One of nine women enrolled in a class of 60 veterinary stu- dents, she said she had en- countered "no outrageous Dr. Popma refuted the common allegation that women take their studies lightly, and are quick to drop them for matrimony and .motherhood. In her own class one woman had left school for a year to have a baby, return- ing after maternity leave to the school year where her studies had been interrupted. At the same time the class lost five male students per- manently. The critics of women in medicine, Dr. Popma said, will seize on the first statis- tic and ignore the second. Dr. Bell's personal experi- ence concurred. All 12 women in her class who began their training com- pleted it. Both Dr. Bell and PT. 'Popma suggested that a ca- reer in medicine be consider- ed carefully. Some things postponed Saying, "You're represent- ing your Dr. Popma pointed out that one woman's poor performance will hurt the cause of women that fol- low her to that school after. Studies are long and ardu- ous and "you're having to postpone some things for a Dr. Bell said.. "There's a lot of pressure on the students by the profess- ors and the girls feel it more than the guys." Women compete well in- tellectually in veterinary col- lege, said Miss Mitchell "The top student there is a woman." Conflict comes only in some of the classes on large where some clini- cians are not keen on women students. But many female students chose to specialize in this branch of the science anyway, she said, rather than tiie treatment of domestic pets. Trouble may come later after graduation when the women must encounter resistance of some farmers and ranchers. Hiss Mitchell said that these men often re- strict what their wives and daughters see on the farm- when the time comes to seek a vet's help with breed- ing animals, they fed a sense of unease consulting with a woman 'on these de- tails. Argument makes no sense The argument is that women are too weak to deal with large animals, and therefore unfit for veterinary medicine, she maintained. No one man has the strength to subdue and treat an ani- mal in excess of pounds, she said. It makes no sense to claim a woman is not cut out for the job if she can't either. Dr. Popma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Popma of 2109 10th Ave. S., has just begun a year's residency in Cbristchurch, New Zealand. Dr. Ben is the daughter of Mrs. Alan W. Bell of 2109 20th Ave. S. A trip to Britain after her marriage next month is in the future. Miss Mitchell is vacation- ing in Lethbridge this sum- mer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Mitchell of 1814 13th Ave. S. MR CONDITION NOWnithtkc. Carrier ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 SI. S- Mi. Handicrafts demonstrated Various handicrafts and art are being demonstrated each afternoon at Exhibit A in the craft display section of the Exhibition Pavilion. The demonstrations are presented every two hours, at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Today cake decorating, slides and the potter's wheel were to be highlighted. Wed- nesday will feature weaving, slides, ribbon flowers and pottery. Beat The Heat! ADMIRAL B.T.U. AIR CONDITIONERS While They Last LETHBRIDGE APPLIANCES 90S 3rd Avenue South 327-4456 WINDOW COOLER SPECIALS! 5000 BTU 6000 BTU BOM BTU Other end at CompamUo tow CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono 32B43BB Stars of the show Keith Smyth of Cowfey watches' chides on the wheel. Agriculture display has chicks of many colors By RIC SWlllART Herald Staff Writer The chicks are stealing the show at the agriculture sec- tion of 1973 Whoop-Up Days celebrations. The chicks, about 1% days old and every color of the rainbow, highlight the poultry display in the Exhibition Pa- VillOU fls tnC industry presents Food For You during the six-day show. Using an agricultural pro- motion format for the sum- mer fair, adopted three years ago by Lethbridge, Food For You presents the agricultural industry to the public with the widest general appeal pos- sible to date, according to or- ganizers. The promotion concept re- places the traditional cattle show and sale usually accom- panying similar summer fairs. In telling the story of poul- try and eggs, from conception to the finished product, var- ious segments of the industry will man the booth during the week. Poultry experts are avail- able to answer any questions and to keep feed on band for the chicks. To add to the appeal, es- pecially for youngsters, the chicks are in wire cages and ride on various miniature midway rides. Sponsored by the Southern Alberta Poultry Council and thn Alberta Poultry Industry Council, the booth provides information pamphlets and recipes. The Southern Alberta Hog Producers Association invites people to learn about the pork industry, from selling and buying to producer participa- tion in the industry. Three different pork product dishes, prepared by Vern Olson and the staff at the Lethbridge Community Col- lege food services depart- ment, show people what a meal of pork can be made to look like. The prepared dishes will be changed dairy. George JarokosM, president of the bog producers associa- tion, is keeping close tabs on tbe ticket draw for a ham each night during the fair. Prepared meals are also a big part of the sheep and lamb display, sponsored by the Southern Alberta Sheep Breed- ers Association. Qty seeks assistance to remove wrecked cars BERGMAN'S noon COVERINGS Custom ImfO I IQtf OT19 2716 12 Art.. S. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Sdrwwtz BUg. 222 Sfh St. S. Phone 32M09S A formal application is being made by the city to the provincial government for assistance in removing some old car bodies from tbe Marshall Auto Wreckers yard. A program to pay for transportation of deriiect autos to car balers or shredders was announced last week by the environment de- partment. The coulee top Marshall yard at 308 2nd St. S. is to be developed into a parking lot and a new park in conjunc- tion with the downtown re- development scheme. CSty Manager Tom NoSing said today work would begin on the parking lot this year, including tbe trucking in of fin from the approaches for the new bridge to tbe west side. he said, "we're not going to put in a park over- night it's going to be an expensive thing." An architectural drafting student has been hired to work with chy landscape ar- chitect Harold Jensen and his Gordy Clifton and the staff of the University of Lethbridge food sendees department will vary the menu on display in this booth. A special section of the booth will involve sheep shearing demonstrations. Tbe wool will then be taken through various stages until it ends up knitted in a big blanket. Knitted dresses and gar- ments show what can be made with wooL In the beet section, located in the Whoop-Up Pavilion, eight breeds of cattle are displayed in pew. They in- clude Cbianina, Pinzgauer Hereford, Charolais, Brown Swiss, Maine Anjou, Simmen- tal and Welsh Blacks. drawings on the project are expected in about a month, Mr. Nutting said. Seme survey work on the parking lot and to define the boundaries of the park, which will eventually take up the major part of the site is now being done. Mr. Nutting also said com- pleted drawings and final plans on tbe Woodward Stores Ltd. development are antici- pated "any day now." The plans will go to Development Review Board and the Municipal Planning Commission and an announce- ment on the project will likely come then from the Wood- ward Stores people, be said. LeRoy Van Dyke "The Auctioneer9 is hit of Whoop-Up grandstand By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer How many people would venture into their business knowing that must earn before they reach the break even point? Modern Gauntry music sing- er LeRoy Van Dyke for one. The personable non-drinker, a top name in the country music business for the past 17 years, calculates his travel' ling- and other expenses at approximately each year. But be doesnt fret. LeRoy's income has been rising fly over the past 10 years and bis satisfied grin when his earnings are mentioned leads one to believe he's quite happy with bis take-home pay. His travels have taken him around the world. He has played everywhere from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and Italy. "Language is a minor prob- he said. "The people know your songs in English and understand them. Also English is quite often the sec- ond language of most Euro- peans and Asians." When LeRoy travels in the United States and Canada he uses his scenic cruiser double-decker bus. The blue-gray, star be- decked vehicle with the "Le- Roy Van Dyke Show" em- blazed on its side is dlesel powered and about 40 feet u length. "We have a separate power plant in the bus supplying us with watts of power to run our lights, air conditioner and heaters." The bus sleeps eight. The members of the show have bunk beds not unlike the sleeping oars on trains, while LeRoy has a 13-foot long pri- vate room at the back of the bus complete with color TV, swivel chair and desk. The color scheme is a sub- dued brown, giving the bus a quiet look. Besides providing a ready place to rest as Che group travels from one one-nighter to another, the bus also pro- vides plenty of luggage space needed for the band's equipment and also, LeRoy feels, bus travel is safer. "Its a lot safer to get hit in a bus (nan in a car." Incidently, the Van Dyke troupe has never bad an acci- dent. Despite the luxurious bus, tBe group stays in motels wben they arrive at their des- tination. The bus simply vides a rest area whfle tra- velling. LeRoy has been in tbe busi- ness 17 years, put out 17 al- bums and "heaven only knows bow many. singles." His two million selling re- cords, Walk on By and The Auctioneer, are both includ- ed in his act before the Whoop-Up Days grandstand. Travel is the main draw- back to bis business. "You have to sacrifice your home life. You don't live like a.normal person does. The main asset in this business is an understanding wife." LeRoy and wife, Sue, have two boys, Lee and Adam and a daughter, Carla. His philosophy is to go through life without hurting anybody and to help people when one can. "A person should be part of the solu- tion, not part of the prob- lem." Joining LeRoy on stage Is country comedian and imper- sonator Clem Appleknocker, Susan Haney and the Auc- tioneers band. Miss Haney's act was in- terrupted by the rain last night but not .before she showed the crowd she is a fine entertainer. LeRoy's half of the show was done in a light drizzfc for the most part, and Hie versatile entertainer pleased the crowd with his lively, up- tempo music. Particularly pleasing to the crowd was his hit, The Auctioneer. The show goes again to- night following the pony char- iot and chuckwagon races scheduled to start at eight. PM considered grievances The Liberal conference on western objectives was an honest consideration of the grievances of Western Lib- erals, a Lethbridge delegate to the conference told The Herald llbnday. David Blakeley, regional vice-president of the Alberta Lfteral party, said people came to the conference which ended Sunday in Van- couver wondering if Mr. Tru- deau was sincere, but left the meetings convinced of his concern for Western prob- lems and behind their leader. "Our problems were listen- ed to and taken be said, "and this feeling was shared by a majority of the delegates." In addition to Mr. Trudeau, the conference was attended by 15 members of toe cabi- net. Mr. Trudeau promised ac- tion on a number of issues- action to ensure that more western resources are de- veloped. He promised im- port-export controls to help industry, reforms in the transportation system, de- centralization of financial in- Out-of-town bands excel Three bands from out of town took top spots in Lethbridge's band contest Sunday night The Regina Lions band placed first in the brass band class. First place in the drum and bugle section went to the Al- berta All Girls band from Ed- monton. The outstanding band of the competition was judged to be the Edmonton All Girls band. stitutions and toe establish- ment of a environmental in- stitute on the Pacific coast About 800 people attended the conference, among them 180 delegates. Representing the Lethbridge Liberal As- sociation were alternate dele- gates, John Boras and Mr. Blakeley and delegates Allan Graham and Sven Ericksen. Mr. Ericksen is the president of the Lethbridge Federal Liberal Association. 20 ivorkers suspended Twenty employees who left the production line in a Leth- bridge furniture and uphol- stery firm Monday to view the Whoop-Up Days parade were suspended from their jobs for the remainder of the day. "We're running a produc- tion line and it's not set up to shut down for a said Hardy Nielsen, general manager of Ducan Industries Ltd. He said the employees violated their collective agreement with the firm by leaving their jobs without notice. "Our feeling on the matter Is that if they want to arrange something such as this, they should do it through their as- ASTRO JREALTY LTD. -_- Ir- I >CL- HI e '0-ioy PHONE 3J3 "43 sociation." Mr. Nielsen said he thought an arrangement for viewing such events in fu- ture could be worked out XKNTAl JMMCM MNTAl MOO. tower WON! 327-atM KAWASAKI 75 cc. to 901 c.c. LiTHBRIDGE KAWASAKI COME OUT AHEAD ON A KAWASAKI ST. mid Haraltvflle Rrf. Fhene 3274117 E. S. P. FOX FOX (Uth.) MNTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical DonM BUg. Phone 327-6565 Whoop-Up SET OF 6 NOMA Party n' Patio LANTERNS and match colon for outdoor or indoor USA on regular power. Complete with bulbs and 15 ft. cord. Whoop-Up Days, set CaK Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ready to serve ROLLS -PASTRIES PARTY BARRELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS [FOOD AND PASTRY SHOPJ M Hit. S. MJ. fttiit 3284161 328-7756 ;