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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Eastern Europe encourages births VIENNA, Austria (AP) While many nations are trying to deal with the population ex- polsion, Communist regimes in Eastern Europe have moved to halt a sharp decline in births. Toe result has been burgeon- ing maternity benefits and a drastic reversal from extremely liberal abortion policies to tight controls making it difficult for most women to terminate preg- nancies legally. Governments in Eastern Eu- rope have been urging families to have more children, with the minimum goal said to be two or three in each family. Until recently women in Hun- gary, Bulgaria and Czechoslova- kia had been given tacit govern- ment approval to have abor- tions. Last year for example abortions were unofficial- ly reported in Bulgaria in a pop- ulation of about eight million. But Hungary and Bulgaria now have announced stiff penal- ties for most abortions and the Czechoslovak government has begun to enforce anti-abortion directives given a year ago. The Bulgarian government's concern was shown in Decem- ber when its health ministry said one of its chief goals was to "create social, economic and psychological conditions favor- ing the gradual raising and sta- bilization of the birth rate." Other countries in Eastern Europe have expressed similar thoughts. STEP UP BENEFITS Alonj, with tighter restrictions on abortions and, in some coun- tries, restrictions on birth con- tro1 devices, most of the East- ern European governments have substantially increased their maternity benefits, hoping to urge more women to have children. In Bulgaria, for example, full-paid maternity leave ranges from four to six months and partial leave from six to eight months, depending on the num- ber of children the woman has had. Authorities also have en- visaged a paternity leave for fa- thers when the mother is unable to nurse her baby. Most of the countries have looked toward Eomania as an Supper suggestions for Queen T KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Grade 3 pupils at Central public school were asked by their teacher to suggest a menu for the Queen's" sup- per today. The result was "chicken with fried potatos and carets, carrot sueflay, po- tato puf, pumpkin salade and turn ups." For dessert, the eight-and n i n e-year olds suggested "cheries jubalie, chocklet poding, strawbariee sharburt, chocklate mouse and cas- ters." One youngster sug- gested "one jawbraker." PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. example of how the birth rate problem can be reversed. Sweep ing liberalization of abortion laws in 1957 sent the Romanian birth rate tumbhng from an average 25.5 per population to in 10 years. In 1967 abortions were banned for all women except mothers already having four children, rape victims and women over 45 years of age. At the same time birth control pills were neither produced nor imported after 1967. Within three years, according to the World Health Organiza- tion, Romania had the highest birth rate in so- called population surplus of 115 compared to a range of 43 to 96 in other Eastern European countries. Hikers collect A total contribution of was realized from the May Hike for Tikes, sponsored by the Lethbridge Optimast Cllub. The amount raised was con- siderably less this year due to bad weather which plagued hikers and kept many prospec- tive entrants at home. The annual Hike for Tikes award banquet was held re- cently at the El Rancho Motor Hotel, with recognition going to people who took part and plac- ed first at the finish line. Presentations went to the youngest finisher, Ingrid Van Nieuwenhuisen; senior wom- an finisher, Karen Kramer; senior gentleman finisher, John Barclay; and first tie finishers, Armin Gerstenbuhlar and George Smith. Bill Zaychuk was named as the individual who earned the most money. The Pepsi Cola Challenge Cup was awarded to the 4th Lethbridge Scouts Troupe and the Lethbridge City Police, Fire Department Challenge Trophy was presented to the Lethbridge city police. Preschool accepting All five-year-olds not attend- ing kindergarten are invited to enrol in the Lethbridge Pre- school Services Project. This is a school readiness pro- gram designed to enrich family fife for all children, but with particular emphasis placed on children coping with family stress, the physically or men- tally handicapped and children with a language problem be- cause English is seldom or never spoken in the home. These children who may be enrolled at three or four years of age are integrated in each of the morning and afternoon classes at both preschool loca- tions, to help provide greater co-operation and understanding between the handicapped and non-handicapped child. Pati Wigelsworth will teach the northside class at Winston Churthill High School, and Maureen MacKenzie of Cam- rose will instruct at the new southside location in the Fleet- wood Bawden Elementary School. Classes, commencing August 27, will operate on a learn- Fridoy, 29, THE UTHBRIDGE HttALB 17 services project students for fall Delicious! little Treena Sehow seems to have discovered that one of the best things in life is having mom feed you ice cream. The youngster managed to down a good portion of the dixie cup treat, soaked up some healthy Alberta sunshine, and probably dozed off to sleep later on, leaving Mrs. La Verne Schow to enjoy Indian Battle Park by her- self. No spectacular clianges found in food price survey By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor Prices of both sirloin tip roasts and ground chuck rose about 10 cents a pound in the last month in several Canadian cities while prices on pork and frozen cod dropped by about the same amount. The prices of 17 common food THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "We'll tell you what laws you broke in a minute, lady we're still looking all of them Op." items have been checked in three Cross-Canada Surveys by The Canadian Press, conducted four weeks apart. There are no spectacular changes, but many items con- tinue the upward climb, a few cents at a time. One of the most consistent rises this month was in egg prices, up in nine cities by amounts ranging from one cent in Ottawa to eight cents in Winnipeg. The surveys, conducted where possible in large supermarkets, included the following foods: One pound each of sirloin tip beef, all-beef weiners, centre- cut loin of pork, first-grade chicken, ground chuck, frozen cod fillets, first-grade butter, to- matoes, frozen green peas, ap- ples and drip coffee. Also checked were a dozen white, medium eggs, a quart of homogenized milk, one 24-ounce loaf of sliced white bread, 10 pounds of first-grade potatoes, a 24-ounce can of first-grade halved pears, and five pounds of white granulated sugar. The surveys are not intended to compare prices from city to city. Brands may vary, and some items were unavailable in some cities on the dates checked. Sometimes the quan- DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A TOTAL VACUUM CLEANER SHOP in LETHBRIDGE 1244-3rd Ave. South CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cer. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JUNE 29th O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Games in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR 25c EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 53 NUMBERS. LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY NUMBER DRAW WORTH Persons Under 16 Yean Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB BENEFIT SHOES Clearance Sale Continues All AMALFI SUMMER Shoes and Sandals 30% BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615.4th AVE. S. PHONE 327-7300 OPEN TONIGHT UNTIL 9 P.M. Women's softball league attracts oldster to bat DETROIT (AP) The girls' club has a new darling in Gerry Ryan, a catcher for the Swingers in a women's slow pitch softball league. She's 62. Oh, she won't deny she's lost a step. The batting aver- age is likely to slip below .400, and you can't always stretch those long singles into doubles when you get to be Gerry's age. "I'm gonna keep playing as long as I she said. "This sport is something I've always loved." Gerry plays regularly for the Swingers, one of the bet- ter teams in the league. "I get a little overheated when it's warm. Otherwise, I can play all seven innings. They won't let me though. They're afraid I'll get too tired, I guess." NO PLANS TO QUIT Gerry got into softball as a girl in Yoakum, Tex., and has been playing ever since. The retired keypunch opera- tor said she never has con- sidered quitting. "I played first base in the old she said. "They could throw as hard as they wanted, I didn't even wear a glove." When she came to Detroit with her family in the mid- 1940s she played many posi- tions pitcher, shortstop, even left field. She concedes girls' teams today probably are better than some of those in her day. and out Miss Diane Rittenhouse has left the city to visit her French exchange student, Miss Sonia Belanger of Rimouski, Quebec. Sonia will later be a guest at Diane's home in July. calendar of local kappeninys The Minus One Club will hold a family picnic Sunday at 12 noon at Indian Battle Park. Members are asked to please bring enough lunch for their in- dividual groups. Coffee, ice cream and pop will be provid- ed by the club. Members of Parents Without Partners and Hi Neighbor Club are invited to attend. The Lethbridge Family Y will sponsor tennis lessons Monday through Friday, July 3 to 16. The fundamentals of tennis will be taught from 10 to 11 a.m.; 6 to 7 p.m. for those 14 years and under; and 7 to 8 p.m. for those 15 and over. tities in a can or package can- not be matched in all cities. In such cases, the amounts usually offered for sale were checked. In the first survey, the lowest price for each item was noted. In subsequent surveys, the same brand was checked for comparison. Some of the findings. prices went up and four down from last month, but only one was down from its price two months ago. That was sugar, which dropped four cents to 72 from 76. Sirloin tip went up 10 cents to Frozen cod fillets are a pound, down seven cents from May but up 27 cents from April. A Dominion Store official saic the wholesale price on sirloin tip has risen, partly because of an attempt to encourage people to buy cheaper cuts, which sell slowly. prices went up, four remained the same, and none went down. Grounc chuck went up nine cents to a pound. Eggs rose seven cents to 71 cents a dozen. To- matoes went up 10 cents for the second consecutive month to 79 cents a pound. pounds of po- tatoes cost soaring from 98 cents in May and 77 cents in April. Seven prices rose, six dropped and four stayed the same. Ground chuck rose 18 cents a pound to Cod dropped to 92 cents from a month ago, but not back to its 86-cent April price. came down seven cents a pouncl to and potatoes dropped 10 cents for 10 pounds to Tomatoes came down six cents to 73 cents a pound. Otherwise, Halifax broke about even, with six items rising and eight staying the same. In terms of a per- centage of total cost, the largest rise was four cents on frozen peas that went back up to their April price of 26 cents after a drop to 22 cents in May. by doing process, centred around according to Miss Wigelsworth. "There's a lot of language development. We have small- group discussions, usually cen- tred around something the chil- dren are doing. There's also show-and-tell time. "And the social aspects are built up which is especially important to the only child." Supplementing class studies "are many experiences in the community and surrounding she said, "like visits to a Hutterite colony, the dairy, the post office and police station.'' The teachers will be assist- ed by aides, Miss Wigelsworth explained, "but it is also impor- tant that parents become in- volved as much as possible. "Educating the parent is as important as educating the child. Then what is done in the classroom will be reinforc- ed at home. For parents, "there are var- ious ways to become she said, including "transpor- tation, material making (in- Royal relaxed, TORONTO (CP) The Queen doesn't approve of men with long hair or untidy beards but nevertheless she has "great confidence in young says W. Ross MacDonald, lieu- tenant-governor of Ontario. Mr. MacDonald, 81, the Queen's representative in the province said here these were the impressions he gained af- ter a brief chat with the Queen on social changes. "I raised the he said in an interview. "I said I thought some young people ten- ded to go_to extremes with their hair and that they dressed carelessly. "She indicated to me that these things didn't appeal to her, but she said it was up to the young people themselves." The Queen, he said, agreed with him that it's not only our young people who tend to be careless about their appear- ance. "I asked her if it was the same in England and she said yes, it was." Mr. MacDonald, a lawyer couple friendly who once was Speaker of the House of Commons, is bald on top but has white hair covering the back of his collar and a neat white moustache and shaggy white eyebrows. WAS USUAL TALK He said his conversations with the Queen were "generally what I would have en- joyed so many people." He said he found the royal couple are cheerful, relaxed, friendly people." Mr. MacDonald said he told the Queen and Prince Philip that they looked like a bride and groom when they appeared on the rear platform of the royal train in Toronto and they seemed pleased that they had struck him in this way. He said the Queen enjoys talking about her children and she was pleased with the warmth and enthusiasm of the welcome she and her husband received in Toronto. Dean9 s wife acts as backstop WASHINGTON (AP) At the most dramatic moments of John Dean's testimony before the Senate Watergate com- mittee, the television cameras shift to pick up the face of a blonde beauty sitting a couple of feet behind Dean. Like her husband, Mrs. Dean is a study in composure, her face free of telling expression. Only occasionally do her blue eyes seem sad as Dean spills out the story of his deepening involvement 5n covering up the wiretap raid. The 27-year-old woman who married Dean eight months ago seems to anticipate his every n-_2d, handing him a soft drink or wild cherry cough drops whenever his voice sounds rough. Occasionally she whispers to one of Dean's two lawyers, seated next to her. One time she passed her husband a note that read: "I know you're try- ing to save your voice, but be as forceful as possible." Mrs. Dean says she has been her husband's moral support and when he was drafting his 245-page statement, she typed the first three-quarters of it. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will houto cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD, 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 LETHBRIDGE FAMILY Y KIDS TOWN 73 JULY 3 to 13 a.m. to p.m. Boys and Girls Ages 9-12 Years REGISTER NOW Y.M.C.A.-Phone 328-7771 structional aids) at home, and refreshments. "We hope to get parents to- gether to plan a snacktime menu for the week." Apart from committees for facilities and social activities, there is a real need for "direct classroom aiding on a group or individual Miss Wigels- worth pointed out. "Parents are required to make a commitment about the type of involvement they would be most interested in, and how many hours they could devote to it." The northside location will accommodate 50 students and the new southside class 30, she said. Approximately 35 students have already enrolled in the program, but parents are vised to register their children early. Students will attend classes five half-days each week, for a monthly fee of The cost is low because the project, sponsored by Protective Social Services, operates on provin- cial and city grants. Further details on the proj- ect are available from. Miss Wigelsworth, at 328-3204. WeeWhimsv Brent Howe receives the original artfof his Wee Whimsy Send yours TO this papgf_ QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 Notice to all Preschool Parents: The tETHBRIDGE PRESCHOOL SERVICES PROJECT BOARD wishes to announce that they will be operating preschool classes on the NORTH and SOUTH side of tha eily beginning August 27, 1973. This preschool service is sponsored by the PREVENTIVE SOCIAL SERVICES and has been in operation for five years. The aim of the pro- ject is to increase the opportunity for enriching family life. The project tries to do this by having a school readiness program which involves parents and children. The NORTH side classes will be located in WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL 15 Avenue and 18 Street North. The SOUTH side classes will be located in FLEETWOOD BAWDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 9 Avenue and 12 Street South. The children will be selected from the following criteria: 1. Mentally and Physically handicapped children. DEFINITION: Children who have, because of environ- mental or hereditary factors, physical, sensory or emotional handicaps which limit their normal growth and develop- ment. (Quoted from: "Operational Plans for Early Childhood Services" THE GOV- ERNMENT OF ALBERTA March, 1973. AGE OF CHILDREN ACCEPTED: 3 to 5 years of age 2. language handicapped children. DEFINITION: Children who speak another language in the home other than English AGE OF CHILDREN ACCEPTED: 4 to 5 years of age. 3. Family Stress: a. Family size b. One Parent Family c. Financial Need d. Other considerations AGE OF CHILDREN ACCEPTED: 5 years of age or those beginning school in the fall of 1974. 4. Children within walking distance of Fleetwood Bawden and Winston Churchill. AGE OF CHILDREN CCEPTED: 5 years of age or those children beginning school In the fall of 1974. 5. Children from any area in the city. AGE OF CHILDREN ACCEPTED: 5 years of ago or those children beginning school in the fall of 1974. TRANSPORTATION to the facilities will not be pro- vided by the project. The FEE is per month for five half days a week. Ways PARENTS can becoms involved in the project includet Refreshment Comittee Transoortation Committee Material Making Committee Facilities Committee Social Activities Committee Policy and Personnel Committed Babysitting Committee Other Neighborhood Needs Committee Finance Committee Family life Education Program Assessment Information Committee Visitation Committee To make application and for further Information contact: Miss Pati Wigelsworth Residence: 328-3204 ;