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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, July J9, 1970- JUST A HOBBY FOR ELY NELSON OF LETHBRIDGE Mr. And Mrs. Ely Nelsou Of Letlibridge Senior Citizens Lead Busy Lives By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer Mr. and Mrs. Ely Nelson cer- tainly must be among our city's busiest senior citizens. Mr. Nelson, 83, spends hours in his wood-working shop be- hind their little cottage in north Lethbridge. His wife Emma, 79, .keeps herself busy either with member's of their large family, or going downtown on the bus to do the stores. YWCA News Officials of the YWCA in Lethbridge have reported to The Herald that no program is underway in the sale of cookies or doughnuts. Members of the YW have been informed that several sDjaii boys have .been selling these items under the guise of a YW money-raising project. Anyone with information re- garding the sales are request- ed to contact the YW office. Altough Mr. Nelson was born in Sweden, he was raised in Minnesota, moving to Alber- ta when a teen-ager. Here he met his future wife, who is a native of Pincher Creek, and they were married in 1914. Their mafried life of 56 years has seen a variation of interests and careers. "We tried homesteading for a number of years out near Beaver Mr. Nelson re- called. "They were dry years, and we had trouble getting feed for our stock. It was the same story with all the settlers around that area. Anyway, I was interested in machinery and wanted to do something along that line so I took out my electrical and steam engi- neers papers." In 1929 in partnership with a couple of other men, Mr. Nel- son took over Royal View Mines. "We employed over thirty men in those he said, "and for a time it was xl. But in 1943 the mine fill- ed up with water and we had to quit." Until his retirment a few few years ago, Mr. Nelson worked for the Waterton Parks Board. "I built a bridge at Eed Hock, after the original one was washed Mr. Nelson recall- ed. It's been a sturdy bridge too; not bad for a fellow who was Mrs. Nelson's grandfather, a pioneer of the west, was deep- ly concerned with the political issues which brought about the Eiel Rebellion. He recorded the events which led up to the un- fortunate conclusion of the re- volt. "I'm sure historians would be interested in reading the opin- ions he had on the Mrs. Nelson said, "Not many people of that day wrote such an exact essay." Mr. Nelson remembers well some of the early days in Al- berta. "When I came out here, first, I worked for a hor he recalled. "Of cour: when I found out what he w; up to, I got. out of there fast "Times were pretty rugge he said, "you had to what you could to make a li ing; I worked in the mines, an with threshing gangs and logging camps. I remembe the Femie fire in 1908; what disaster, the people who wer determined to stay aroun lived in little teepees." The Nelsons have 7 childre 26 grandchildren, and about or 6 great grandchildren, keep losing Mrs. Nelso1 smiled. In his shop Mr. Nelson makes a variety of delica wood products, all by hanc Lamps, candy dishes, flowi urns, fans, shelves, and an a sortment of knick-knacks, give them away to relatives and he said simplj "and it keeps me busy." THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes NOTICE! You have only 2 days left buy fabrics at 20% off during our Fabric Sale! First For Fine ABRICS 320 7th SI. S. Phone 327-4400 "Bring your stomach back nexr month, or have if bring you back, depending on who's in charge at the time." WORLD OF SHOES FINAL 3 DAYS OF OUR SUMMER CLEARANCE A SPECIAL SELECTION OF MUST BE CLEARED AT SHOES t PRICE ANOTHER SELECTION AT On 6th Street S, Off U rn 'own, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. (Percy! Murdoch, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18 were honored at an I open house held in the Pemrrri- can Club Rooms. Both Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch who were mar- ried in 1920, are lifetime resi- dents of Lethbridge and dis- trict. Mr. Murdoch farmed in the Lethbridge district for a number of years before work- ing as a Dominion Govern- ment Poultry Products inspec- tor. He was manager of the Al- berta Poultry Marketers Co-op Ltd. for 22 years before retir- ing. They have three daugh- ters, Mrs: T. W. (Jean) West- fall of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Jack (Joan) Patterson of Clin- ton, Utah and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Rains of Warner, and 11 grandchildren. WELCOME ALTERNATIVE EDMONTON (CP) Lean pork has a comparable calories count to other lean meats and makes a welcome alternative in reducing diets for the calorie- conscience individual, says the Alberta Hog Producers' Market- ing Board, Hard Psychologically On Women Income Totals Miss Housewifery By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA is a major missing element in calculating a country's national income, says a woman who should know. The contribution that women make to the economy in run- ning homes is ignored statisti- cally and this lack of recogni- tion also is hard psychological- ly on housewives, says Sylva Gelber, director of the women's bureau for the federal' labor de- partment. "Although the precise extent of unpaid domestic services in indu s t r i a 1 countries is not known, it is obvious from those estimates which have been made, particularly where these have been on the basis of equi- valent values for paid domes- tic services at market rates, that they represent a substan- tial percentage of national in- she said recently. Miss Gelber was speaking to the North American conference on labor statistics in Houston, Texas. ROLE BELITTLED Women working in the home should be considered part of the active labor force and the estimated value of the cost of specified unpaid domestic ser- vices which women provide in their own homes should be in- cluded in the total cost of goods and services which make up Canada's gross national prod- uct, she said. This would have a psycholo- gical effect "towards a more positive attitude on the part of society to housework services, not to mention a more positive attitude of housewives them- selves to their own domestic she argues. NAIL TRICK We have tried for more than1 a year to find the technique of one of the leading New York mani- cure salons, so popular that women Wait weeks for an appointment. The secret to the long wearing "painting" seems to be the use of two base coats on top AND two on the bottom side of the nail AND not to paint right up to the cuticle but to leave a small space, this seems to keep the manicure perfect much longer. "The belittling of the role of the housewife and of household domestic services has been re- .sponsible in no small part for many of the dissatisfactions be- ing experienced at the present time, particularly by some younger women Who might well have found satisfaction in choosing such a role but for prevailing attitudes." Miss Gelber has previously called housework services "the orphan in economic reckoning." A plaintive jingle which appear- ed in the Canada Labor Ga- zette, "from the women's bu- reau." sums up the situation: "Through women in labor, life keeps on its course; "But mothers don't count in the labor force." WOULD GAIN SECURITY Miss Gelber said in her Hous- ton speech that by considering housewives part of the active labor force, some of the pres- ent social security programs would be broadened to include them. One example was the Can- ada Pension Plan, a federal so- cial insurance program, to winch employees and self-em- ployed persons contribute and thereby earn rights to a re- tirement pension at age 65. "Thus a woman entering "the labor force after a oeriod'of years, during which she was providing unpaid domestic ser- vices in her own home, is at a definite disadvantage compared to persons who during those years were providing paid ser- vices in the open market. "If, as a housewife carrying out her own domestic services, she had been considered to be in the active labor force, she might have been given the op- portunity to pay into the plan. On seeking employment outside of her home, she would bring with her the equity in the plan to which she had con- tributing. "Similarly, allowances pro- vided under an adult retrain- ing program in Canada are available to persons who have been attached to the active la- bor force for a period of three years. 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