Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 27, 1973 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Four years ago I married a with a daughter from a previous marriage. The girl (now 17) has always caused trouble between my wife and me. I thought I could handle it. Now I'm not so sure. A year ago my wife gave Melissa persmission to use charge accounts. Since that time, the bills have been out of sight. A few months ago I learned what Melissa let a few friends charge on her mother's account. So far the girls have not repaid Melissa and I doubt they ever will. Last week I announced that I was writing to the stores stating that no one but my wife should be permitted to use her charge account. Melissa called me some choice names her mother took her side. That same night my wife retaliated by moving into the guest room. I don't want to live on the other side of a wall for the rest of my life. Should I hold my ground until next September when Melissa goes away to school? I hate to wait that long but if you say so, I will. Odd Man Out. DEAR MAN: The girl is not the problem. She is mere- ly the battlefield on which you and your wife are fight- ing your own litUe war. A woman who would impose this type of exile on her hus- band has no respect for the physical aspects of marriage. When sex is used as payment for favors and withheld as punishment, the marriage is pegged at the prostitution level. Tell your wife you want her to go with you for coun- selling or you will put up a wall of your own. Like legal. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a Canadian who is sick and tired of traveling in the United States and running into dumbbells who don't know one single thing about us. They think we live in igloos, travel by dog sled and hibernate six months out of the year. Every Canadian schoolchild learns about the United States. What's the matter with your schools that they don't teach, you anything about us? The further south we travelled the more ignorant the people were. I know your column ap- pears all over, so please pub- lish my letter. Maple Leaf DEAR MAPLE: Sorry you've been running into ig- noramuses. Every country has its share, -you know. I apologize and ask you not to condemn us all on the basis of a poor sampling. Arts and crafts time "Hn 'REAL TREASURE" CAN BE YOURS wHk WMte'f Sn TOUt IOCAL DEALER-ASK HIM AIOVT THI THANSIWTTIMKHm Tit Wirlfi Lota UK tl W Vchf Caiam Designed for Mom, Dad and the Kids The COINMASTER M it a solid-state Transniitter-Receiver, for ease of handling and operation. Detects Gold. Silver and Copper rings, coins, jewelry, guns, strong boxes and other metals. wont nrromuTtoH, it: HILDER'S W MUSIC 310 9th ST. S. PHONE 328-4224 Making folding fish from left-over magazines might be a simple matter to some, but these youngsters partici- pating in the YMCA summer program are finding it quite o challenge. After carefully deciding which color a fish should be, the children, ranging in age from six to nine years, finish their project and take it home to show the family. Shown left to right are Russell Baunton, age Stanley Kowalski, nine; John McDougald, seven; Shelley Mueller, eight years old, and Darryl Hahn, also eight. Job restrictions upset secretaries By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) Federal government secretaries are de- manding more attention and ex- panded opportunities in the pub- lic service. The five-moth-old Associ- ation of Public Service Secre- taries presented a brief to Treasury Board President C. M. Drury last week calling for more secretary training pro- grams and an end to the tradi- tional practice of rating secre- taries acording to the positions I ing. He made no commitments. of their houses. Spokesmen for the association said their brief got a warm re- ception from John Carson, chairman of the Public Service Commission, and from Dr. Katie Cooke, chairman of the government's advisory council on the status of women. But from Mr. Drury, the man who pays the government's bills, representative of the group feel they got a poor hear- We invite to our first ill-store demonstra-M tion at our new location at College Mall. you Mr. Bob Southey, Western representative for McQueen Sales ltd., who are exclusive distribu- tors of Pentax and Sankyo photographic equip- ment, will be in attendance all day Saturday, July 28th, to demonstrate the complete Hne of ASAHI PENTAX Cameras, Lenses and related equipment. Drbp in and talk to Bob about the remarkable I of Asahi Ptntax cameras and equipment. In fact, some of his comments were discriminatory and d o w n r ight insulting to one source said. In then- brief, the association, which has about 200 members, said the merit system restricts career opportunities and allows for no special pay to encourage good work. It suggests an immediate re-evaluation a! the fed- eral secretarial jobs and ries and an appraisal of the sec- retary's value as part- of the management team. The association also wants a policy that would protect higher level secretaries from losing their positions when reorganiza- tions occur in government and when incoming officers insist on bringing along their secretaries. ALLOW MOVES Any policy should also allow employees to move, without penalty, if personality conflicts with bosses force a change. Managers and supervisors should also be made aware of the potential of their secretar- ies, the association says, ar- guing that training for execu- tives should include measures to alter then- traditional atti- tudes. Courses for the secretaries themselves should be offered and include administrative, su- pervisory and communication training, the association main- tains. "Such a policy would go a long way toward enhancing the group and open it up to greater achievements and satisfying ca- reer possibilities." The association wants special Ized language training courses for secretaries, especially for unilingual Anglophones, that would include grammer, short- band and spelling. Their brief says that secretar- ies have many varied, individ- ual skills that are often over looked because they are re- garded as typists. Textile analysis assists consumer EDMONTON (CP) Con- sumers upset about drapes that shred, colors that fade and other fabric problems can turn to the University of Alberta for belp. The assistance is provided by a textile analysis service estab- lished by the school of house- bold economics in 1970 which is handling about 70 problems a month. The service, says textile tech- nologist Barbara MMer, is available to consumers, clea- ners, garment manufacturers, retailers and lawyers litigating disputes. A well-equipped labo- ratory enables Mrs. Miller to examine a variety of prob- 1 e m stretching, color changes, stains and de- to determine the causes. The parties involved settle the matter themselves, and if the manufacturer is at fault, it is usually suggested that the ma- le-rial be returned to the retai- ;er. "If a person is looking for drapes, they can phons us for advice at no says Mrs. MiDer. The analysis service costs with a higher' fee for requests from outside the prov- nce. ACID DOESN'T HELP Citing examples of the serv- ice's work, Mrs. Miller referred to a man's nylon ski jacket that developed some holes in a sleeve following dry-cleaning. A simple chemical test using wa- and litmus paper revealed that the owner of the jacket had unknowingly brushed against battery acid with his sleeve. When the jacket was cleaned, the cleaning solution moistened the acid sufficiently for holes to develop. From September, 1971, to AtH gust, 1972, the service deter- mined that the consumer was at fault in 22 per cent of the cases it handled. The manufacturer and dry-cleaner were each blamed in 20 per cent of the in- stances. Fourteen per cent of the cases involved fibre identi- fication and flammability test- ing, 13 per cent were natural damage, such as moths, and in 11 per cent, the service was not able to say what caused the damage. Equipment includes a flammabiUty tester to see how long a sample of material takes to burn, a weather meter that determines how much a sample fades and a laundry meter that simulates washing conditions. Other devices determine how much force is required to tear material, while others indicate abrasion of wearing ability and discoloration. MYSTERIOUS STRANGER STURGEON FALLS, Ont. (CP) A mysterious figure sporting tight-fitting party hose, a black shirt, a black flowing cape, a large top hat and silver roller skates, rolled merrily through the main street of this Northern Ontario town recently. Recreation Director Bud San- ley explained the mysterious stranger to puzzled residents and delighted children: "Its all part of a plan to promote roller skating in Sturgeon he said. "We plan to unveil him during roller skating and a cash prize will be awarded to the one who identifies him." THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Neighbor delivers quads on remote Mexican ranch KAKO-813B Mkrostrobe Reg. SPECIAL Si KAKO MITE Electronic Flash Gun Reg. SPECIAL Take advantage of fantastic savings on Electronic Flash Units for that day only. Terry Bland Photography Ltd. TIERRA BLANCA, Mexico (AF) Quadruplets delivered on a remote ranch by a neigh- bor with no training- in mid- wifery were reported in ex- cellent condition today. The three boys and a g were born to 30-year-old Maria Luisa Rascon between 2 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday. The roads were too bad for an am- bulance to get to the ranch where she lives. A Red Cross party hiked for two hours to get the babies and another two hours to bring them out to in- Wee Whimsy wrifl to wnt erigftijl for her tjvtae. Send TMIT ShiWi aowrfioi to flm crow. cubators at a local hospital. Mrs. Rascon has bad seven other children by Ernesto Mo- rales, a 34-year-old peasant, but two died at birth. The other five range in age from four to 12 years. The smallest of the quads weighed 1% pounds at birth, the largest nearly three pounds. The mother also was taken to hospital to be treated for anemia. "After this I don't want any other Mrs. Rascon said; "This is enough. I love them.... They are beautiful, but they will he the last" caUruUtf of local The Wilson White Community Club will sponsor a community potiuck picnic to be held at Henderson Lake on Wednesday at pan. Beverages, rolls and ice cream will be provided. The Minus One C3ub win bold a dance Saturday from 9 p.m. to i a.m. in the Polish HalL Musk by the Westerners Or- chestra. Members and invited guests welcome. "At this price you should bill it as 'topless sirloin'l' ana out of town Jean Ringland was recently honored with a certificate of service and gift presentation for ber many years of service as bead of the personnel and reg- istry units of the Lethbridge Research and Experimental Station. Miss Ringland, a native of Fort Macleod, began wonting at the station in 1988. She has been actively involved with the Quota Club, the Orda of the Eastern Star and the Celebrity and Overture Concert Associa- ion through the years. Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeCec- co of Coteman will be honor- ed on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary with an >pen house on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., at their home. Friends and relatives are invit- ed to attend. No gifts, by re- quest Recent guests at the home of Mrs. Linnea Carlson were Mr. and Mrs. C. Carlson of Jamaica and Mr. and Mrs. R. Bathgate of Victoria. Mrs. Edith Morgan was re- cently honored with a buffet party on the occasion of her 86th birthday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lorene elis of Medicine Hat, co- hostessed by Mrs. Louise Mor-, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Area's were also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wood at their Elkwater cottage. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Cflpitttl Hoy. COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL PHONE 329-0211 HANDICRAFTS INCORPORATED Free Instructions in Handicrafts of all kinds Civic Skating Rink Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information Phone 327-2227 or 329-4660 Green's Pop Shop Ltd. 544 13th STREET NORTH Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. POP FOR AS UTTU AS A BOTTLE This Week's Specials Mountain Dew 5 plus dcpont 16-50 WE ARE NOW STOCKED WITH FISHING TACKLE "A Comer Witi) Svpnvnarltet Prices"