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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, June 13, 1974 Beginning of a businesswoman Hot days in Lethbridge are a boon to the corner Kool-aid vendors like 11-year-old Teresa Bruinsma of 1052 Fern Crescent. Her customers Marc Salahor, age 10, enjoyed a refreshing drink, and Teresa brought in during business hours That is, unless her mother demands payment of materials used bring your prescription to Ceramics display A special display of raku ceramics will be exhibited in the University of Lethbridge art until July 12. Forty-five pieces of ceramic works made by art students during the first U of L summer session make up the gallen, displa> Raku is a special method of glazing and firing ceramics objects. The U of L art gallery will be open from 9am to 5 p m weekdavs only Interested members of the public are welcome to attend free of charge THE BETTER HALF By Barnes 'It's full of money." Golden Mile Hobby Wine Brew Centre (Poo 3 DAYS ONLY! Thursday, Friday Saturday WINE and BEER MAKING SUPPLIES Specials on Complete Kits! Just in time for Father's Day! HOBBY WINE BREW CENTRE Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m Dancing 2pm Wednesday: The Golden Mile Dancers will entertain at Pioneer Lodge and Blunts Nursing Home at Fort Macleod Sunday: The Golden Mile Singers will sing at United Church Raymond Thev will also entertain at Ridgeview Lodge Noteworthy: There are still a few tickets left for the trip to Calgarv to tour the zoo on June 24 The centre will accept names of senior citizens who would like to have minor repairs done around the home Application forms for the Golden Age Camp arc now available at the centre office Dust tcell OTTAWA The Health Protection Branch of the department of public health says the lids of canned foods must be well dusted prior to opening Dust is a source of bacteria and a dusty lid which falls into the can on opening is a source of contamination -The Herald Family Only crosses remain to mark leprosarium VICTORIA (CP) The last reminder ot a leper colony on windswept Bentinck Island, about 11 miles southwest of Victoria, is 13 peeling white crosses A leper colony in Canada9 Well, more properly a leprosarium or treatment centre. It was closed in 1959. declared surplus to federal health de- partment requirements, and turned over to the military for use as a demolition training centre There are no names on the 13 crosses to identify the dead or where they came from Little else remains on the island There is the former doctor's residence. still standing and used as a base for demolition trainings groups, a tilting i nurse's residence, soon to be torn down. and concrete foundations and flattened lumber of what once were patients' cottages The only recent construction is bunkers used for shelter during explosives work by the military, the only people who go to the i island Access is through defence depart- ment property or from the sea. which can be rough when the tide rips through the 200-yards-wide channel at five or six knots. :i Separated from the world by the :j channel, which made the island inaccessible in rough weather, patients ran a piggery, grew vegetables and i cultivated flower gardens. Wild flowers descended from those of the patients still grow around their cottages each spring The lepers' cottages were single or double units, connected to the doctor's and nurse's residences by gravelled paths neatly bordered with stones One cottage had barred doors and windows and is said to have served as the community's lockup A patient who decided to battle boredom and loneliness with liquor would be shut in and could do no harm to himself or anyone else Mail from the 120-acre island was taken ashore in a container holding formal- dehyde fumes and remained sealed for 12 hours. These days there is little concern about contagious aspects of leprosy which can be successfully treated with at least three types of sulfa drugs A provincial health department spokesman says "There is no longer any need for protracted periods of isolation Bentinck Island's last elderly patient died in 1956 British Columbia health department files show less than a dozen cases in recent history, all classified as cured The patients involved, several of whom are or were elderly, all contracted the disease outside Canada Closure of the West Coast leprosarium and a similar facility in Nova Scotia left no leprosy centre in the country New drugs and new attitudes have virtually eliminated leprosy from the public mind Russian folklore persists regardless of propaganda MOSCOW (Reuteri More than 50 years of anti-religious propaganda and official scorn for any idea that smacks of the supernatural have done little to persuade Russians that superstitions are an unnecessary relic of the past Just as Westerners have their clover to bring them luck, the Russians have their five-leaf lilac flower. Most people would be less than happy if a black cat crossed their path. No one takes such small- time superstitions too seriously but. nevertheless, the organizers of a recent auto rally in Moscow still thought it best to start numbering the cars from so there should be no 13 Most of these superstitious dos and don'ts of everyday life go back into Russia's rural history, when traditions and old women ruled in the village community. City-dwellers with their piped water supply believe it is good luck to meet someone carrying buckets of water but bad iuck if they are empty. There are also several new superstitions rooted in the mechanized and industrial life of the Soviet city. Uninitiated travellers on the country's buses are often puzzled when passengers carefully examine their tickets. The answer lies in what the Russians call a "lucky ticket." or one on which the first three figures of the six- figure serial number add up to the same total as the last "three If they do. the passenger may even eat the slip paper. so as not to lose the lurk You have the same choice if you find that five-leaf lilac If come across one in a stranger's bouquet of tlowers are within your rights to claim it for consumption on the spot. Students have their own complicated folklore about taking exams You must never, never, wish a fellow luck in the day's tests You wish him "neither down nor feather." an echo of the days when more game was shot than books studied He must be careful not to thank you for your kind wishes "as that would turn them into bad luck Instead he must tell you. IP. no uncertain terms to go to all should be well But to put the final seal on a good result, he should neither wash nor comb his hair nor iron his clothes on the dav There are hundreds more superstitions, all baffling to an outsider Never put bread upside-down on a table Touch something black if two people say the same thing at the same time IODE elects councillors Mrs C M Cranstoun of Lethbridge has been elected as a councillor to the national executive of the IODE. She is regent of the local Dr. F. H Mew burn. QBE chapter of the IODE Other members elected from Alberta to the position of national councillors are Mrs J H Hughes of Calgarv. Mrs Club corner The Lethbridge Women's Progressive Conservative Association will hold a meet your candidate. Ken Hurlburl tea. Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m at the committee rooms. 1806 3rd Ave S The Anne Campbell Singers will practise at 5 p m Friday in Southmmster church Humphrey Parlby of Alix Mrs N E Treleaven of Lacombe and Mrs L F Willan and Mrs W F Young, both of Edmonton The women were elected at the national convention held last week in Toronto Renovating? Kitchen and Bathrooms THE NOOK Plaza Phone 329-0700 050) "Meet Your Candidate" KEN HURLBURT TEA Sponsored by Letnbndge Women's Progressive Conservative Association, at the Progressive Con- servative Committee Rooms. 1806 3rd Ave. S.. Letribndge. June 15th, 2-5 p m. COME IN AND MEET YOUR CANDIDATE JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening June 13th Sponsored olS! PelarandSI Paul's Ctwrcti STARTS P.M. HALL Comer 12lh Street B and 7lh Avenue North Jackpot starts at S12S and is vron ctrery Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 50 Numbers 5th, 7th Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold 25e Per Card or 5 lor 51.00 Also Free Cards. Free Games And A Door Prize Persons under 16 years not allowed. BINGO ____.. M. Mai Open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Westminster Plaza Phone 327-0569 SCANDINAVIAN HALL-22912th SI.'C'N. FRIDAY, JUNE 14th-8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. New Game in 55 Numbers 4lh-12th Games-7 Numbers or less 5 CARDS FOR Single Winner Gsmw GOU> CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK CHECK THE MANY GREAT SAVINGS AT CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY STITCHERY 20% OFF 209 _________................. Savings from 10% to 50% on many lines CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP Centra Village Mill Phone 328-4143 ;