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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta let Call do 11 All and Steamjhip Rwervalioni Hotel U Drivel, Ground Tours For All Travel Requirements Call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE S28-8184 3ZB-MO! The Letlilnidcic Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, June 7, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 30 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer Is coming. Be ready wilh o pair of Prescription Sunglasses. City young peoples' views of religion show wide variations By MARLENE COOKSHAW Herald Staff Writer Pi discus- i sions on reli- gion were held wilh students from Catholic Central High School, with separate i groups four The two boys in the I1.15' group seemed to agree mat God was something "infinite, indefinable, and not something that "comes through people and things." Clair said, "He's there, but I'm not going to question him. Everything lie made is so per- fect, it's impossible to under- stand something so great." While Peter spoke of him simply as "a being that ex- Cheryl found him "not but a very real person. "People see God as so far away when he could be so close. Jesus brings us closer to God, lie is much more per- sonal. God thinks of each person indivudally, and I think if you ignore him, you're hurting his Peter said. Jean said, "I never think directly about God. I think mostly I identify through par- ticipation, like in the Cahtolic mass." Clair and Peter both felt they had been brought up as strict Catholics, indoctri- nated by the church and taught to believe in God. "But I don't regret or re- sent added Peter. "I believe evrything tlie church says, and I don't consider my- self a good Catholic. There are good parts in all religions, essentially what they're all doing is trying to teach a way of life." "I doubt if there's one stu- dent here who agrees with all the Catholic church said Clair, "but everyone needs some sort of basic training before making up his mind." "Many people haven't had the need for help. When they do, when they're really de- pressed, they try God. God has to be an experiment if 1 you haven't tried him before. I don't hink God should be something to make you happy he's a friend and you should share your depression with said Cheryl. Jean felt there was a dif- ferent way to approach a problem. "If there is some- thing wrong, usually it's with you, and you should start there." Clair said, "You have a good feeling about God when everything's going right, hut it leaves when things get you down. People use God as something to blame. "God can be a crutch, peo- ple like to use crutches. Or he can be an incentive for people. People need some- body to blame, and some- thing to guide was the general opinion. When do people think of God? When they're depressed and need comfort and help, according to Cheryl. "When yon want something, you think of God. It's human said Peter. "And I don't think people are cap- able of discerning good from evil by themselves, so he helps them too." Clair had a comment. I think people should be told by the church only what they can understand, not more." Cheryl said people should ask questions of the church rather than be told anything; Jean felt that "you shouldn't wait until Shey ask about reli- gion, they'll never ask they wouldn't know what to ask about." Clair did not feel that it Whal do today's young people ihink aboul reli- gion? Do they believe in a God? Do they accept the traditional church views, or seek their own? Herald reporter Marlene C o o k- shaw interviewed o num- b e r of high-school-aged students in lelhbriclge to seek an indication of the answers to these questions. The five-part series con- tinues through Friday. was necessary to know ev- ery thing about God and reli- gion. "What's wrong with he asked. 'A sin, according to Jean, was hurting someone or something. Confession was important because it showed that you were able to admit it when you did something wrong. Confession for Peter was a step towards humility. "It's good for you to humble your- self before someone else, es- pecially a priest. A priest is a tool that God is working through." Although Cheryl does not believe the Bible word for word, she accepts the over- all moral of the book. "As far as church goes, I think people should have a choice of at- tending church or not. I feel it's a good thing, because I think prayer with other peo- ple is much more fulfilling than by yourself." Asked how they felt about a life after death, Clair said there would be no sense in living a good life and follow- ing rules if there were no afterlife. "I believe in an afterlife, but I don't think you have to wait until after death for heaven to begin. It can start right said Cheryl. The second group of Catho- lic students was interviewed on a different day, hut dis- cussed much tho same sub- jects. The church was a primary one. Rob and Bob both felt that it was necessary for the church to change with the times hi order to retain its followers. Bea commented that she didn't think it was necessary to follow the church rules in order to follow God: "Every person is an individual." believe in God, but not in everything the church agreed Bob. "I don't believe you have to go to church every Sunday, either." "All churches generally have the same beliefs, there's just minor differences In said Fred. Rob felt that no church should have position in eco- nomic or political society. But all felt that religion definitely rated a position in the city. "The sense of materialism in the city makes religion a necessity Fred. "Country people are close to the land, close to God. City dwellers see only man-made tilings and they need some- thing to remind them of God." What is religion? Everyone agreed it was a set of morals and ethics. "Religion is life, more or added Fred. "But some sort of definite religion is ne- cessary as a guide, a blue- print for your life. I think if a religion gets a person to think about God, it's done its job. After that you make your own decisions." "There's a difference be- tween the Catholic idea of sins and my own said Bea. "I make a decision ac- cording to my own. con- science. But the church does influence my little." "Even though you make your own judgments when you're older, you're still in- fluenced by your indoctrina- said Fred. "Parents and churches brainwash you when you're small into think- ing that all religions are are wrong except your own. They teach you that it's better to have friends of your own religion than of About God: "Every person is their own god in a way, but still you can sense something greater than said Rob. "Everybody needs something to believe in. I guess God is a feeling, really." Fred agreed, "You know something is there, you can sense it. Every person has at least something of God in him. "Atheists are afraid to face the idea of God, they're scared of the future. If I thought there was no God, I'd feel lost at first. Tliere'd be notliing to look forward to, nothing lasting." "I think I'd feel pretty weird if I found out there was no said Boh. "I guess we feel Hi at way be- cause it's the way we were brought up." It's hard to lose things you're taught, they kind of stick wilh you. I still feel guilty if I don't go to church on said Fred. "I think that whether you think of God as personal or general depends on what you're praying ho added. "It seems like people only pray when they need or want commented Bea. four had some opinions on the pope as well. "Trio pope is to Catholicism as the president is to the said Rob. "The popa and God are very close." Fred said, "I respect the pope as any man who is will- ing to stand up and express what he believes in." "But I don't think the pope understands God any better than we added Bob. On separate schools, Bea commented, "When you go to a separate school, everybody figures you should be setting an example. It isn't really fair." "I think religion classes should be said Fred. "It seems that the teachers in religious classes want what they have taught said back to them. I think you should say what you really think. Red Cross blood clinic continues The Red Cross blood donors' clinic received donations to- ward its objective of 850 in Tuesday's session. Eleanor Holroyd, chairman of the clinic, said June is usu- ally a poor month, but she still hoped to get well over the set objective. Today's sessions are 1 to p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday's clinic continues to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. All sessions are held in Room 1 of the Civic Centre. DOCTORS There are 97 physicians in Lethbridge, including 41 spec ialists. Congratulations X-RAY TECHNICIAN LAB TECHNICIAN Grads from GAIT SCHOOL OF NURSING MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 Meat prices are still climbing -with 110 ceiling yet in sight "Mommy, did they really eal evsry day when you were a little girl? Mommy, will we have some real meat for dinner this Downtown areas waterless as three water mains burst Parts of the downtown area were without water this morn- ing as a result of several water main breaks late Tuesday night. As city crews worked to re- pair the breaks, engineering de- partment officials were in meet- ing with the city manager to determine if water rationing for irrigation purposes is nec- essary. The water line breaks were caused by the increased pres- sure in the line necessary to meet the high demands for SERVICE LID. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, JUNE 8th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Queen size box spring and mattress; corner chest of drawers and desk; complete 54" bed; roulette table and wheel; Viking portable T.V.; 2 door coppertone fridge; 2 piece chesterfield suite; complete 48" bed; power mow- ers; Fleetwood portable T.V.; table and 4 chairs; ping pong table; gas and electric ranges; console radio; electric dryers; bedstead; chest of drawers; large toy box; 2 small propane bottles; electric baseboard heater; electric hedge clippers; chrome table and 4 chairs; basin; office desk; basin; rowboat and oars; lawn hammock; swing set; pellet gun; barbcque; driving harness; Cole- man camp cooler; water skis; stcpladder; fridges; RCA portable T.V.; plant stands; hostess chair; vacuum clean- ers; bicycles; chrome table. Many more items too numerous to mention. fOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lie. 41 lie. Achievers to meet Junior Achievement of South- ern Alberta will hold its annual meeting in Lethbridge June 14 beginning at 4 p.m. To be held at Sicks Leth- jridge brewery the meeting wil rear annual reports including inancial statements and audi tors' reports, elect a new slate of directors and conduct any other business that may be brought up. AIR CONDITIONERS BTU- Charlron Hill Ltd. 1242 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 ater by local residents, an nginering department spokes- lan said. Daylight time and the hot eather have combined to cre- te the high demands, the said. With the extra hour of day- ght in the afternoon, people are watering lawns later, he aid. This cuts down (he time refilling the reservoir on layer Magrath Drive. Pressure surges are caused n the pipes when water plant iperalors attempt to put more vatcr tlirough the system for demands. The water main )reaks result. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Beef, Canada's basic meat product, is currently riding the crest of a record setting price cycle that has experts wonder- ing where it will end and con- sumers wondering if it will end. Meat counter prices have been climbing rapidly during tlie past few months, and this week a few stores are selling sirloin cuts at as high as S1.E9 a pound. Live beef cattle prices hit near record proportions this past month, settling well-above 135 cents per pound average, and climaxing the climb with 33 cent per pound animals. Prices haven't reached t h' e s e heights since 1950.. With public demand for meal increasing, there has been dwindling supply of animals to feed a growing meat packing industry. The result, in strict economic terms, is a price inflation When any product supply limited in relation to the de- mand for that product, th goods go to the bidder. In the case of beef, the series of middlemen add their cost to the high priced raw pro- duct, and the whole gamut o increased costs involved in ge ting the finished product to tl market seems to fall into the Jap of the consumer. The housewife, at the end of the processing journey, is to- day faced with the highest priced beef in recent history. This problem is not the privi- lege of Lethbridge citizens but it sweeping the entire North American continent and has even forced some legislation in were isolated within the meat counter. Hound steak, depending on whether it was boned, was list- ed at per pound all the way down to 99 cents per pound. Chuck steak varied in price rom 99 cents per pound down o 74 cents. Before anyone jumps on the landwagon and starts blaming le supermarket or tlie ranch- r or the trucker, one has to ry to view the over all pic- re. Constantly keeping tlie short upply of cattle in mind, the producer is the start of the :ycle and earns first look. Twenty years ago, ranchers got much less for their animals and yet beef still was high >riced to the consumer. Tlie inly way the producer stayec n business was a low overhead including labor and feed costs It takes about 22 months fo a rancher to get an animal ready for sale, taking into con- sideration the pregnancy peri- od and feeding time. In this time, he has spent close to befofe the ranch. animal leaves his the U.S. Reaching back Into news- paper files shows sirloin steak sold for 89 cents per pound in advertised specials in 1962, with round Record-hot weather "It was hot yesterday, it will be hot today and it is going to be hot was the hot- off-the-press prediction of the weatherman this morning. Tuesday's high of 90 set a new record, breaking the old standard of set In 1970. For today, another record will be threatened: A high of 90 is expected again. The old rec- ord is C8, set in 1948. The low tonight will he 50. cents per 49 cents. By 1907, sirloin had increased to 99 cents per pound with round steak resting at 79 cents per pound and chuck steak re- steak bringing 79 pound and chuck maining at 49 cents. An actual survey All cattle purchased in Can- ada on a mass scale go through' the auction block, which adds slightly to the price of the ani- mals. The feedlot operator keeps the animals up to 150 days and feed costs and labor costs pile up. Working on the basis of pay- ing what the market will stand, special buyers (another cost factor) employed by the pack- ing house buy cattle. If the buyer has to go as high as 38 cents per pound to ensure an efficient packing house opera- tion (enough cattle fo kill) he will. The average animal 'in packing house dresses out (the actual carcass weight which is salable as meat) at about 58 per cent. The rest is wasted as consumable meat product. Using an optimum price of 38 cents per pound live weight for a steer weighing pounds (about the average weight for The price of carcasses on the ilontreal market (where the majority of the cattle slaugh- ered in Lethbridge eventually ;nd up) was about per lundredweight last month. With tlie dressing percentage and cost, the packer gels !or the example cattle, com- pared with his cost. At these prices, taking freight off the top, the packer actually loses money even with the sale of the hides and by-products. Packers work on the long term basis, making money some periods, losiug the next. Once in carcass form, the beef then enters the wholesale market, usually in the form o supermarket chains, w h i cl have to pay the The markets and stores bu> a carcass as a unit and mus realize the purchase price plus money to cover expenses ani" give a reasonable profit. Enter Jlr. Consumer. An ex ample from the U.S. showec that T-bone, selling at pc pound (below the price charged low in a threa pound steak would cost A breakdown of the price in eludes for the rancher, 9 cents for the retailer, 89 cen for the feeder, nine cents fi CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB e packer and nine cents for e trucker. Experts have discussed ethods of alleviating tha ressure exported on families, ut a solution won't appear In the meantime, the only aving factor for the consumer eems to be the increased sup- ly of cattle with the resulting ecrease of buying pressure and the tag-a-Iong decrease in rice. This should follow all tha vay down the process line. VAUGHAN'S FLEX ROLL AUTOMATIC WALL CAN OPENER Magnet attachment ILI afler eulting, non-rusting ny- on culler wheel bearin ;irl1y guaranteed. Assorted colors. Chrome or Coppertone. CALL HOUSEWARES 327-5767 of Leth- bridge's major supermarket meat counters pointed out the plight of the housewife today. Sirloin steak, which varied among companies, remained steady within the various chain stores. The general price was per pound, but this dipped to per pound in some stores. Two of the lower prices were sale pieces in two stores which CANADA'S FINEST COLD FUR STORAGE Call 327-4348 for Rapid Pick-up CANADIAN FURRIERS Paramount Theatre Building FOR SALE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR An Inlernolional Daily Newspaper At The CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM Corner 12th St. 41 h Ave. S. Open 11 Noon to 2 p.m. EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND LEGAL HOLIDAYS steers slaughtered) the packer has to pay per animal. Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phono 328-6922 Government Licensed Technician to Radios, Televisions and Tope Recorders, SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO Lower LBVB MEDICAL DENTAL BIDC. PHONE 327-2821 DOWNTOWN For Fun in the Sun Seeour Fabulous Selection of SUMMER SANDALS STRIP SANDAL While, Beige, Navy or Tan. Neolite or cork sole. PLATFORM SOLE SANDAL n White, Navy, Tiffany Ton. 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