Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, June 13, 1970 Y'ou Ask Me Minister Claims Pastors Untrained By Margaret Luckhurst TEARS, idle tears, I know just what they mean, 1 can't get into last year's suit without bursting a scam, Why is it I, once so skinny, look w muclii in a mini? While others just as forty-fivish wear them with an air so stylish! Hems will drop again they say, a fashion note that makes my clay. This verse, boldly adapted from Tennyson, mournfully ex- presses what could be called the middle-aged woman's lament, or, 'oh say can you see, a bikini on For, as any woman over 35 knows, if she isn't as skinny as a nail and able to wear a size 10 or thereabouts, she be- comes the inevitable victim of the clothing-fashion industry'.' This formidable clique for years now has directed its tal- ent, design and advertising to the teen-agers, junior misses, and young moderns. It must be noted however that age hasn't as much to do with qualifying for any of these categories as shape. If vou are 50, bosomless, hipless and weigh less than 110 you can Je- come an instant teen-ager through the careful selection of a garment in that department. Mind you, a poor choice can make a middle-aged Twiggy look ridiculous. However, she must have some compensation in knowing that at least she can, willy nilly, get into some- thing different, whatever the cost of her pride. Now those of us who do not qualify in the former cate- gories are summarily catalogued hi what's left over: women's, ladies, and mature figure. "Ladies and womens" refers not to shades of behaviour pattern but rather to identification of gar- ments' which are the same style as the former but larger-to accommodate the gradual middle-aged spread. The "mature" figure of course needs no explanation. Any- one knows that a woman who riffles through a rack of mature dresses is pear-shaped, with fat arms and bulgy knees. In other words, she has a problem. Joking aside, most of us in our middle years do have a genuine problem in selecting attractive clothes. If we man- age to find a dress that fits all the right places, it's too short; if it's the right length it is too large somewhere else, or the color is wrong. Then too, most of us do not have unlimited funds to spend on clothes as young girls have. We must make careful selec- tions with a frugal eye on the pocketbook. Regardless of this, there are many women like myself who are first-rate Micaw- bers. If we have a blue suit we don't have the right hat to go with it, if we buy a new coat, our accessories don't match. Even when we plan carefully we are sometimes frustrated, as I shall illustrate. Last winter I went tippy-toeing into a fancy dress shop Intent on buying a brown dress to go with my new brottn shoes. After stammering out my needs to a sophisticated, beautifully turned out saleslady, she almost swooned. "My she whispered, as if to shush my blasphemous request, "we're not showing'brown this year! How about a nice shade of Lacking necessary moral fibre to stick to my intention I came away with a too-short mauve dress I had to wear with brown shoes all winter long. In this instance of course, I readily admit I was an easy mark for a pushy saleslady. But giving the matter due con- sideration, in all likelihood I looked about as well in the mauve as I would in anything else. There just isn't much to choose from when you're a lady with a mature figure. ___________ TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely iTlonu- ment to honor yr-'f loved ones. Wa will b; pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers For Over 60 Years" 325 8th SI. S., lethbridgn Phone 327-3920 By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer Evangelical church ministers in North America "don't do their homework" in studying the original meaning of the scriptures, says Rev. John Vriend of the Lethbridge Chris- tian Reformed Church. Mr. Vriend said ministers social ethics or political con- cern, and the old-time liberal churches who nre "veering off into humanism." "Tho church must get its feet wet in the area of social matters. It is the only way the Bible can speak to people. Tho church must suffer with Christ, the redemptor of the world." He said he sympathized with the hippies who are "rightly turned off by a technical, de- humanized world. I don't pre- fer the life their parents are living. "But I have severe reserva- 1 rions about the direction of the nippies. They seem to be wan- I dering in a strange land of free love and drugs." Mr. Vriend also said God was "not against education." Evangelicals have suffered from bcrig "ill-educated. The liberal revolts had to come against the strict evangelical interpretations of the Bible. But now the liberals have be- come almost "anti scriptural." JOHN VK1ENI) must spend years on the origi- nal writings of the Tiible to "catch the tone" oi their in- tent. He said a case hi point were the commandments, which were not negative but a cry from an emotional God whose "deep concern" for man prompted the Thou Shall Nots. Mr. Vriend, minister at the Lethbridge church since 1964, left this week, for a new posi- ion at the First Christian Re- 'ormed church in Edmonton. 'It's less Dutch than the re- 'ormed church A native of the Netherlands, :ie took his elementary school- ing in his homeland, finished nigh school correspondence classes in British Columbia and completed his masters in Greek in 1952 at the University of Michigan. His four years of theology were taken at the Free Univer- sity of Amsterdam. Following this, in 1956, he took up active ministry in Montreal, Simcoe (Ont.) and LethbridRc. Married, with seven children Mr. Vriend, said the North American church is in a trans- itional stage and indulging in "unavoidable realignments." He suggested the big tie-ins were coming with the "revived in Let h- Counsellor Wanted By U of L The University of Lethbridge .s seeking a woman counsellor :o work en a half-time basis in the campus counselling centre. Applicants must have a mas- ters degree in counselling or in clinical psychology, and have relevant experience in ind' dual and group counselling. All applicants will be con- sidered by a review board in eluding representatives from the students' society council. The woman counsellor wil join Terry Lesh, coordinator o U of L counselling services and Bill Thompson, another counsellor. She will be responsible for all counselling activities, bu particularly for talking to wom- en students. The position will start Sept. 1 evangelical churches" who exercise by J. R. Brown of El were looking Into the area of'lison Milling and Elevator Co Poster Winner Second place in the Prairit Provinces Forestry Assotia tion's poster contest has been won by Kelly Willcocks, Grade 4 student at Agnes Dav idson School. Presentation of. the aware made at the school closin exercise by J. R. Brown of El Recreation Commission Looks At Its Objectives Pat Webb, chairman of the parks and recreation commis- sion last night presented the members with an outline of proposals for giving the group new direction. In a letter Mr. Webb asked the commission to think what it should be doing in terms of ob- jetives and what direction it should be heading. In a second submission, Mr. .Webb said the commission should immediately concern it- self with defining its objectives. There must be a separation, he said, between those things to be handled by the commission and those best left to the parks and recreation department._______ SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEFT. YOUTH PROGRAM COMMJTTiEE 7-8 p.m. June 15-Aug. ad -story Jazz Ballet and Creative Danes and 2-4 p.m. Juno 23-July Make-up, Posture, Colour Co-ordination Basketball Jr. High League A June 16 Leaque B June per person 5.00 per ot Hamilton Jr. High, Monday, Juno 15, T p.m. Fishing Ink June 13 5 a.m. -3 by Fish and Gams Association Bike Races and Kite Centre for further announcements Barn Dance and 19 8-11 and Western Band Hen 6, 8 for further announcements Folk Talent Novelty Swim conjunction with water shows 'Registration for Creative Dancing Monday, Juno 15, 9-4 p.m. at Yaies Centre Registration for Charm School Monday-Friday. June 15-19, 9-4 p.m. at Votes Centre The commission might func- tion more efficiently, if it wer to free itself more from the de- partment, he said. Commission member Jim An dcrson agreed that the commis sion could function more eff ciently, but it must examin critically what the departmen is doing. It is the commission' duty, he said, to represent th views of the citizens of Leth bridge. Mr. Anderson added that th commission suffered from lack of "crap detectors" aix people willing to make a dis turbance to get something done The question of attendance a commission meetings was dis cussed. Ron Viney asked wh present members wouldn' come to meetings. Mr. Anderson suggested was because meetings "are drag." "The average students' coun cil gets more done in one hou than we do in he Dissatisfaction with the cm- rent functions and methods o the commission will be left un til the fall. Mr. Webb said h plans to work on the problerr and p r es e n t some suggeste solutions when the commissio meets Sept. 10. Survey Favors Free Parking On Saturday Free Saturday parking In downtown Lethbridge may soon je a reality. A spokesman for the Down- town Businessmen's Associa- tion says results of a survey have indicated that most of the Businesses involved are in [aver of assuming the costs of installing the necessary signs. Details must still be worked out with City manager Tom Ferguson. Under the proposed scheme parking at one hour meters in the downtown area would be free, but there would be a two- hour time limit. Full details of the plan are expected scon. Jail Term An Ontario man, Gordon Har- vey McLean, was sentenced to five months in provincial jail when he pleaded in magis- trate's court in Lethbridge re- cently to three charges of in- tent to commit fraud by pass- ing worthless cheques. McLean has an extensive rec- ord of similar offences. Receives Bachelor Of Law Degree WATER WONDERLAND One of the main features at Whoop-Up Days in Lethbridge July 20-25, will be Water Wonderland. The display will include growing samples of various crops suited to southern Alberta and will show the adva itages of irrigation in plant growth. The concrete ditch shown above will act as a main canal for the system and will be a permanent feaigre of the exhibition. There will also be a small artificial lake adjacent to the crops. -Up Days July 20-25 I. J To Have New Display Theme TIM GEORGE MILLAR Has received his Lt. B Degrea at the University of Alberta Con- vocation in Edmonton on May 29th, and will article in Calgary. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Angus G. Millar of Lethbrjdge. Whoop-Up Days at Lethbridge July 20-25 will offer many dif- ferent attraction.-) this year, and a totally new theme of pub- ic displays. This year's fair will be based on the same principle of Egyp- jan fairs thousands of year's ago, and will promote ideas in- stead of competiton. One of the new and larger displays will be the swine dis- play, which will include a pen jf weaner pigs, a sow with lit- ;er, a pen of feeders and a pen of marketing hogs. The display will show all of the main hog breeds of southern Alberta, and Will be selected for display by the hog producers. The poultry display featured last year, will again show hatch- chicks, broilers, chicken raising, laying hens and grad- ing techniques. A kiddies' zoo will feat u r e animals of southern Alberta. The city parks and recreation department is preparing a flow- er bed for the exhibition, to en-' nance and beautify the grounds. Renovations are also sched- uled for the homecraft building, where booths will be occupied by the Lethbridge Sketch Club, school art classes, ceramics classes, 4-H sewing clubs, uni- versity food arrangement class, ladies quilt club, and Indian art- ifacts displays.1 The exhibition board has also prepared the rear section of the 4-H Building, which will serve as a youth centre during Whoop. Up Days. Receives B.Se. Degree Mr. Ralph Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams of 1830 15th Ave. N., has gradu- ated from the University of Bachelor of a--- ,.j Chemical En- Jneering. He left recently for Shreveport, Louisianna, where he will be employed with Ten- ecco Oil Ltd. Calgary with a Science degree Ben Ruyg's Accounting Service ACCOUNTING INCOME TAX AUDIT CANFARM DATA SYSTEM Phone 627-4300 PINCHER CREEK FED UP? Sick and tired of punching that clock? Here is an opportunity to be your own boss. We need respon- sible agents and dealers to open untapped areas of Western Canada. 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