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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald- Family Workaholic endangers family life situation TORONTO The af- fliction isn't listed as such in any psy- chiatric but a Carle- ton University psychiatrist- Dr. Jean-' Francois says it's a characteristic affliction of the 20th century. A workaholic is a person who is addicted to the just as an alcoholic is hooked on liquor or a drug addict on heroin. He's a slave to work and his compulsion takes precedence over his family and friends. Society looks down on alco- hol and drug addicts for their weakness and because of the hardships they impose on oth- ers By the workaholic is praised for his productivity and his contributions to society Seldom does one hear about the injurious side-ef- fects. For a large pro- portion of disturbed children and alcoholic and emotionally ill wives come from families where the father or husband is a slave to work. frequent story is that the THE BETTER HALF husband has had no time for his says psychiatrist Sheldon director of Toronto's Rosehill Institute of Human Relations. kept her emotionfllly at a dis- Often the workaholic boss threatens the health and wel- fare of those unfortunate enough to work for him. He sets a dizzying pace for others which they are unable to match. Nelson a Chicago psychiatrist who has studied work said this kind of behavior is characteristic of many workaholics. They like to make themselves feel bigger They're often reluc- tant to delegate authority. The behavior pattern of the work addict conforms to all the established criteria of a full-blown addiction. He has a deep craving for excessive work and suffers psy- chological withdrawal symp- toms if he has no work to do At the urging of his wife or the workaholic might consent to take up a hobby such as but becomes an com- petitive do-or-die enterprise. By Barnes are a lot of things you can say for TV it doesn't pollute the it doesn't need it's non-fattening. Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next The bus to Sparwood will leave the centre at a.m. Dancing will be at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the centre for the three-day trip to Drumheller and other points. Tickets are also available for the four-day trip to Billings and the Custer Battlefields. Senior citizens who wish to have small repairs done around their homes are asked to call 327-6401. The centre is starting a dai- ly phone call service for shut- ins or senior citizens who are lonely. Those interested in receiving a friendly call every day are asked to contact 327- 6401. Don't Miss Out on AVON'S many PRICE 88th Anniversary Specials Otters Expire July 27th Call your representative now or Phono 328-7424 after you see your doctor bring your prescription to It's difficult to enjoy a care- free vacation with the work- aholic. He schedules where he's going to be and what he'll be doing during the entire holiday. Retirement for the work- aholic is the ultimate horror. His identity and reason for liv- ing vanish along with his job. He suffers all the symptoms of de- fear and irritation. Dr John Sawatsky of To- a prominent business said the work ad- dict's wife and children have to compete with his work for even a modest amount of at- tention. among work ad- dicts are he said. Like the the workaholic engages in a vari- ety of mental gymnastics to justify his addiction. Dr. Douglas a To- ronto physician with ex- perience in industrial medi- said most of the activity which work addicts engage in is often unpro- self-manufactured work. He has this compulsion to be look busy. He can't help The says Dr. Gordon of the Donwood Institute in is a per- son who is more aggressive than most people and who feels uncomfortable with warm human ties. He seems incapable of honestly facing himself. is used as an escape and distractioTi. Work addicts are not the kind of people who come to psychiatrists for help After they're usually successful in their from society's point of perfect Pacifiers unsafe OTTAWA The con- sumer affairs department has released the names of baby pacifiers that do not meet government safety standards under the Hazardous Products Act. The department said in a news release Tuesday its in- spectors are seizing the un- safe which do harm to a baby by obstructing the breathing passages or otherwise causing physical harm It urged stores to remove them from shelves immediately. The unsafe brands listed by the Algy Gale Baby Baby Brand Soo- Baby World Orthodontic Bedford Industries Nuk Orthodontic 3- piece Ora Orthodontic and Soother model num- Chantex Baby E.P. Chester Angel 3- piece Questor Realmont Baby Rigo Pretty Petite Baby Soo- Grip Honey Chico Anatomic Soother. Shoppers find good buys in used clothing at city thrift like the Salvation' Army Thrift Store Shortage of used clothing at Army Thrift stores offer bargains for all By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer At a lime when inflation has caused prices to run there are two clothing stores in Lethbndge offering deals even the poor can't refuse. Womens dresses for 50 mens shirts 25 shoes from 25 cents to and blankets for or are a few of the daily bargains on the shelves and racks of the two downtown stores. And for the people who can't even afford those the stores will give their merchandise away free. the store managers aren't about to be taken away by the men in white nor are the store owners headed toward bankruptcy. Both The Salvation Army Family Thrift 4121st Ave. S and the Catholic Charities Clothes 1234 3rd Ave. were established over 15 years ago to do exactly what they have been do- ing providing clothing and other merchandise to limited income families at little or no cost. The spiralling cost of living has increased customer traffic at both outlets. The Family Thrift Store now averages about 100 customers a day. The clothes may be used but they're clean and in good condition. There is also a greater selection of designs and fashions on display at the two outlets than in many of the new clothing outlets in the city. But the increased customer traffic of recent months is taking its toll. The selection of childrens especially for has been on the teen-age boys are not likely to find much of a selection are unheard and baby clothing is also of limited supply. Large sizes of clothing for large heavy built people are by far the most popular and the de- mand is often greater than the supply. kitchen blankets and linen are also of short supply. Such merchan- dise is stored at the clothing stores until needy families are identified. too often think that we deal with the guy in the gutter but we deal with every walk of the Salvation Army's Ron Butcher responded when asked to identify the clientele the clothing store serves. specifically like to cater to people who struggle on a minimum especial- ly those with large Capt. Butcher says. The objectives of the Catholic Charities Clothes Bank are similar. Its Emma says there are many people who prefer to struggle on a minimum wage instead of going on welfare but they can't pay the price of new clothing so they take advantage of the store's low prices on used clothing. Mrs. Hacket recalls one mother who wouldn't have been able to send her children to school if she hadn't been able to buy used clothing. Capt. Butcher says he is not so naive to believe that only the needy use the store and no one picks out the better clothing to resell for booze money. he would rather help all the peo- ple who come into the store and get snowed several times than to miss one person who really needs Both outlets provide clothing for prisoners be- ing released from jail and the CC Bank also sends several boxes of clothes a year to the In- dian reserves. In both cases the clothes are provided free. The CC Bank has two stores side by side with one selling clothes and the other giving them away Clothes are usually only provided free when a voucher from a social priest or minister is presented with the request. The stores charge a minimal amount for most of their clothing because they have found people don't want to ask for handouts but will use the store's services if they can purchase the clothing. To many Capt. Butcher be given something is degrading. They can hold their heads up high if they can buy The stores serve Southern Alberta and receive donations from communities throughout the South. The Family Thrift Store has a truck picking up clothing five days a week and also receives a large volume of clothing delivered by donators. CCC Bank has a clothes bin on the lot of the Safeway store on Mayor Magrath Drive and receives clothing donations from other Catholic organizations in Southern Alberta. Any advice for those people wishing to donate Mrs. Hacket says rags are of no benefit and people would save the store's volunteers a lot of work if they leave the buttons on the clothing. they need I'll give them all the buttons they she says. The store also cleans the clothing and mends some items that are not beyond repair. But something that is usable for at least a she suggests. Microwave ovens save on electricity TORONTO For anyone concerned about the high cost of the man- ufacturers of microwave ovens say they have good news. Recent tests by the United States manufacturer indicate microwave ovens save up to 75 BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. 'C' N. JULY 19th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. New Game in 52 Numbers 4th 12th Games 7 Numbers or Less 5 CARDS Pot of Gold Single Winner Pint 12 Garnet Neighbors Receive GCLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH S1.00 DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 years of age allowed per cent of the electricity costs of a conventional for a family of four for a year's cooking com- pared with about for an or- dinary oven. Widely used in restaurants and cafeterias for about 10 microwave ovens have been on the Canadian market for use in the home since 1971. Nearly homes now use these time-saving appliances. Countertop models weigh between 50 and 70 take up between two and 3Vz square feet of counter space and cost to Besides cutting cooking time by about 75 per are done in about 10 minutes and a baked potato takes only ovens have other advantages. Did you forget to pull the meat out of the Mi- crowave ovens can be used to defrost food prior to cooking it. Some have an automatic defrost cycle which can also be used for preparing foods re- quiring slower cooking than normally possible. Besides foods which are normally micro- wave ovens are useful for preparing other items such as sauces and vege- tables. Corn on the cob can be cooked by placing it in a cov- ered casserole without water. Vegetables therefore retain much of the color and flavor they often lose when cooked in water. With hot humid summer days a microwave oven has the added advantage of heating only the not the kitchen. The countertop models are portable and can be used at the cottage or on the patio. When shopping for a micro- wave the size of the family will likely affect the choice. The size of model pur- chased will also depend on whether it is to be used for large items such as turkeys and roast or only for warming up plates of food or cooking smaller items. The flexibility of the timer is ranges be- tween 15 and 60 minutes. Many items such as bread and butter and warm baby bottles take only a few seconds. A timer which is broken into seconds would be helpful in this case. Food cooked by microwave does not stick to or burn on utensils. But one should en- sure that the cooking surface will be easy to keep clean in case of the occasional spill or splatter. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday July 18th Sponsored by Udiis' Aid ol SI. PMir ind St. Piul's Church STARTS P.M. HALL Corner 12th Street B and 7th Avenue North Jackpot at and la won every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 54 Numbers 5th 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold Per Card or 5 lor Also FrM Free Gimes And A Door Prize Persons under 16 years not allowed. LITHBRIDQIA DISTRICT EXHIBITION GRANDSTAND TONIGHT 8 P.I EXCITING RODEO and CHUCKWAGON RACES Plus hilarious clown ict. OLSEN and RODEO rOMTIMIICQ MIAUTI VTUDAIIAU OTHBR BIQ ATTRACTIONS HORSE RACING DAILY AT P.M. THRILLING MIDWAY RIDES AND SHOWS CASINO 4H BUILDING BEER GARDEN DAILY GATE DRAW KIDDIES ZOO BAR OF GOLD KINSMEN CAR DRAWS FREE EXHIBITS RCMP Qlenbow Devonian NEW AND RttirviGrindtliiidSMls Tlckit OfflM Opin til 9 p.m. ;