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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Juno 17, 1970 e For By CAROL PASCOE MONTREAL (CP) The chairman of a newly formed Gamblers Anonymous group in Montreal says the only per- son who can help a compulsive gambler is someone else equally obsessed with irrespon- sible 'and uncontrollable bet- ting. Chance meetings between two such men, first in Los An- geles in 1957 and again in Montreal about two years ago, led to formation of GA organi- zations, said John D, 42, in an interview. Members of GA refer to themselves as compulsive gam- blers long after they have stopped, he explained. BY ELIZABETH BARTMAN Preparation for a holiday. Did you ever realize how much care must be taken before one leaves for a holiday care of the pets, the garden, the mail delivery, and even the house plants! By the way, there is good holiday care for your house plants, other than taking it to to neighbor or friend. Seal the pot in a sheet of plastic. First, water the plant thoroughly; allow it to drain. Place pot on centre of a piece of plastic then pull corners and sides of the sheet upwards and over the pot to the plant stem. Tie the plastic sheet firmly around stem of plant. In this way the soil stays moist for two weeks if kept out of the sunlight. Alberta Women's Week is de- signed to be a short holiday for women without their families. It's being held in the Agricul- tural and Vocational College at Olds, July 14, 15 and 16, at Fairview July 8 and 9. If you go to Olds you may attend just for a day, and if you don't wish to participate in handicraft, then go to the discussion ses- sion. Handicraft workshops during the mornings will include tie i dyeing, decoupage and making I a iortrel dress. There will be, too. a handicraft display, cour- tesy of the Arts and Crafts [Division, Cultural Development 'Branch and Olds Arts and Crafts Guild. At Olds the speakers will cover a variety of tonics: "Gaps and Ways to Bridge Them" communications and oneself, with Glen Marsh. "Landscape Design" Dianne Douglas. Ornamcntaiist Provincial Hor- ticulture Station, Brooks. "The Dollar and Sense of Benson's White Paper" Cal. Brandley, Lawyer and District Agriculturist, Lethbridge. "Concerns and Developments" Walter Coombs, Provincial Director, Alberta Mental Health Association. "Knock, Knock, Who's Ron Con, Citizenship and Immigra- tion Liaison Officer. In order to arrange for facil- ities, staff and equipment we need a prior indication of who is coming. Contact this office for further information and ap- plication forms. "For example, I gambled for 24 years and then quit last September but I'll always be a gambler. I'll never be able to carry more than or ?l! in my wallet. 1 can't buy a 10- ce'nt raffle ticket or even flip to see who'll buy coffee U, the' line radio show crying. office. Most compulsive gamblers get started when they are eight or 10 years of age, playing marbles or pitching pennies against a wall. People tell the I his story. He was referred to Ihe French-language GA and in April of this year established its English counterpart. At that time lie was in debt but estimates that over the years lie has gambled away from to "Iii all those 24 years. I was to recovery arc recited. These include that they: Admitted we were power- less over gambling that our lives had become unnianagea- most compulsive gamblers al- "We need these meetings to keep from breaking, to keep from gambling again. Before, never a winner, always loser." CIA meetings are our evenings were filled with searching and visiting bookies, playing cards, and financial going to the track. Once we inventory of ourselves. i give those up, we will have to Made a list of all persons fill in our We can't sit we had harmed and became I around with a lot of free time willing to i them all. much like j "That is all GA 12'ilIlSt" 3 Will PCODlP tCll Lilt! Vl-'v in u iniiin imv AIICH, 10 winners they're "lucky" and it tee of Alcoholics Anonymous. j Mr. D "Each .Samblei make amends to on cur hands. Each lias another member as u sponsor or "guar- sticks in their minds. However, no one really knows why some small-time gamblers remain untouched while others arc drawn into a morass of guilt, secrecy and heavy debts. "After a said Mr. D, "compulsive gamblers don't even consider law they'll re- pay the money they lie, steal and cheat for. They just care about getting their hands on some cash." He said he was unusual in that he stuck to playing the horses. "I never even saw the horses run. I'd just sit in a bar with a bookie and bet But most compulsive gam biers will bet on anything, in- cluding whether the phone will ring within the next five min- someone would phone or come will not trip over the rug "You just can't care about anything else not about your job, your family or your said Mr. D. "It got so I couldn't sleep for fear someone wuid phone or come to the door and my family would find out. "I'd get down on my knees and pray that I could stop gambling, but I still wouldn't admit I was a compulsive gairr- bler." Mr. D's personal nightmare ended when he called a hot- Various members are asked to j repay bis debts." riiuEt dials angel" t-> call when h" or she feels the itch to start gam- and Ming again. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes s my idea.. .1 sit here till gale winds come then hold up the beater, and the rug flap itself clean." See our unique Gift Bar for many TOP PLEASER' GIFT IDEAS V r Cirque rile v Jewellery and Accessories College Mall 328-9736 MARGE KING IRENE Manageress OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. BERLANDO tell their story and the 12 steps 30 PAIRS GNLY E BROKEN LINES N MEN'S PIGSKIN POPPIES Reg. 11.95 pair FATHER'S DAY jjj SPiGAL_____PAIR CUTTING UP THE FASHION FIELD Dave Raimey, half-back for Toronto Argonauts of the Eastern Football Conference, and parr-time fashion-designer, puts the finishing touches on a hemline for Toronto model Claudette. The dress is Argo light blue mini, sleeveless with detachable hood. Ideal for any football game. Prompt Attention Given To Mail Orders OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 By PEGGY MASSIN PAEIS (Reuters) Sales of fashions in snakeskin, a hall- Our Complete Stock of '0 off Stretch Terry r SHORTS and TOPS SHOP FOR THESE PLUS MANY OTHER UNADVERTISED SPECIALS Pries Corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street South (Across from the Downtown Library) Phone 328-5115 KisMgaEBB mark of the 1930s, are booming again and French designers are putting all kinds of giant Amazon pythons to slim inventive use. Authentic python, cobra and boa skins are employed for en- tire coats, trimmings and acces- sories, while the natural toned pattern of the anacondas from the Amazon, Africa and Asia are duplicated on all types ot fabric for everything from ba- thing suits to metallic lame for evening gowns. Reptile leathers were revived in a big way at the Maroqui- nerie salon last fall and were featured for footwear, handbags and belts. Christian Dior put the final seal of approval on snakeskin in the January couture collection. Marc Eohan showed entire coats of Amazon python using 20 yards of the rear skins mea- suring just 12 indies wide. The inventive creator em- ployed scraps of the costly skins in lattice-work bandings and in- sets on coats and suits. He showed entire ensembles with gaueho pants, tunics, matching boots and hats, made of ser- pent-patterned antelope leather. SHOWED A VARIETY Bohan also showed whips- nakes and other small scaled j reptiles measuring about SO j inches long and four to six inches wide. j i Snakeskin strips for insets I j and trimming are being sold by the yard in several leading de- partment stores. These incrustrations and i bandings arc also an ideal way j to update an old jacket or coat, edging the collar and prickets and banding the hemline to: i lengthen a- mini-model. i At the recent French ready- to-wear showings, manufactur- ers featured rain and trench I coats, sportswear and separates I in snake.skin-patterned vinyls, 1 suedes, calfskin and other leath- ers, as well as water-proofed velvets, corduroys and gabar- dine, j Georges Koch, a leading French sportswear designer, i showed matched ensembles for j j winter including wrapovcr skirls, pants, j a ck e t s, and trench coals made of python- printed corduroy. K'S Wear SMITING AWAY As it orbits the earth, the; moon spirals outward at a rate of about one foot every 30 years. I Such famous brand names as PANDA, LADY BIRD, CHARLA, and TEACHER'S PET All-Weather Coats Housecoats Jackets Crawler Sets Boy's Suits p Girl's Dresses (sizes 2 to 14) Boys' and Girls' Sweaters Girl's Suits Girl's Skirts i> Boys' and Girls' T-Shirts ALL CLEARING AT GIRLS' BRUSHED NYLON PANTIES ONLY NYLON SLIPS Reg. 2.95. QQft SPECIAL CHILDREN'S SNOW BOOTS Reg. 6.95 on Sole at CLOTH JUMP SUITS and PLAY SUITS LIMITED QUANTITY OF CHILDREN'S SHOES CLEARING QQ AT SWIMMING SUITS CLEARING 9 AT CU OFF GIRLS' PANT SUITS To Size 14 STRETCH JUMP SUITS CLEARING ?J AT OFF LADIES' DRESSES 20% OF WASH 'N WEAR WIGS ONLY BY'S FASHIONS 322- 13th Street N. Phone 327-5687 ;