Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Growing number of girls competing for free rides WESTPORT, Conn. (Renter) It is late at night on a lonely, unlimited country highway. Sud- denly, looming ahead to an ap- proaching motorist, is Ihc figure of a youny girl, standing along- side the road, thumbing a ride. "Hie girl, atxmt 16, with long blontle hair streaming down to her light-filling jeans, is part of a new and abnning American phenomenon: female hitclx-hik- ei-s. In recent mor.ths, particularly in the northeast U.S., such a sight has become common on Gourmet TABER Take a little oE this am! a lot of that, add im- ngination and any housewife can be a gourmet cook. Lorraine Birch of Taber pro- vided fixirTs and expertise to show 11 ladies attending the Alberta Field Corn Growers convention, wives section, what to do with what is available in any kitchen. With a little elbow grease sup- plied by the participants, Mrs. Birch prepared a meal lo de- light any monarch. The finished project was then consumed as the noon meal. Included in tho menu were tliree lettuce salads with vari- ous dressings and trimmings. The garnish for the salads ranged from treated canned salmon to whipped cream and radishes. The main portion was a spe- cial peppered steak, made from left over roast. As mention- ed, anything or various things could have been used to make lha dish. Fancy desserts topped the meal. The idea of the program was to prove to busy housewives that given any foodstuffs, a lit- tle imagination can be used (o make them look good as es taste good. The secret is that anybody can do it. Indicative of the success of tho program, several ladies re- quested more frequent sessions. With no real thought of the work prodded by Birch, one lady sighed, "Maybe next time Graham Kerr can come. turnpikes, parkways and other highways as a growing number of young girls compete with their male counterparts for free rides. Efforts by police lo curb what they regard as an extremely dangerous trend have, for the most part, been unavailing. Generally, the girl hitch-hik- ers travel'in pairs. But as their sucess in hitching rides in- creases, so does their they take to (he open road alone, by day and by night. DRIVER, ItlDHR FfXED Here in Connecticut, where the phenomenon is widespread, slate local police have launchv-. a concerted crack- down on v. J! hitch-hikers. Schools have been urged to warn young people, particularly girls, about the pitfalls of hitch- hiking. Picking up a hitch-hiker can result in a fine for both the driver and the rider. Considering the inherent dan- gers, why do they do it? "I don't see anything wrong in said a pretty blonde 18- year-old after she was given a lift along heavily-travcllec Route 7. "I'm not doing anyone any harm and neither are the rest of the kids who thumb rides." But how about the obvious dangers of hitch-hiking a ride with a stranger? "I'm not afraid of the drlv she answers. "IJm only afraid of getting picked up by a cop and liaviitg to pay the But police officials say the fine should be the least of a girls worries in thumbing a ride. In nearby Hidgefield, Lieut Walter Foley of the Connection1 state police said: "These girls don't seem to realize wha they're in for. We've had case.1 of girls being assaulted anc robbed while hitch-hiking." Police officials believe there have actually been far more in cidents than have been re- ported, but (hat some girls fearful of public embarrassmen or parental wrath, have chosen not to go to the police after the> were assaulted. PLANT-CAHE ADVICE EDMONTON (CP) A gooi watering once a week for liousi plants is preferable to smal amounts of water each day says P. D. McCalla, head of th horticulture branch, Alberta riculture depart men t. 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Alcans have wide shoulders, deep chests, pear-shaped bodies, big heads, strong legs and hindquarters. (CP Wrrephoto) Ann Landers 730 590 Size 3 390 DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our fraternal organization has a dinner dance every other month. We have a problem with or five husbands who can't dance, won't dance, or are recovering from a prostate operation or a slipped, disc and shouldn't dance. The wives of these men seem to think it's perfectly all right to ask other men to dance with them. which of course means the man's wife is left sitting. Last night I sat out five dances because women came over and asked my husband to dance. When I told Harry I didn't care for that kind of an evening ha said it was too bad tough luck" is the way he put it) and he added. "That's the way the cookie crumbles." Isn't it a husband's duly to see to it that his- wife has a good time rather than some other female What are your Mad In Hottest DEAR HOPPING: That train runs both ways, honey. Youi husband apparently enjoys dancing with these dames so you might as well be gracious about it. Who knows- when Harry will he the ruptured duck and you'll want to borrow a hus- band? DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a clergyman In a new Eng- land community who has had training in marital counselling but I am at a loss to know how to proceed in this particular situation. couples in my parish, both manned for nearly 15 years, always- come to sea-vices and church social affairs to- gether. They were very close friends, look vacations together which always included their children. Many couples have sim- ilar relationships and I never considered it unusual. Last week the two couples asked for an appointment to discuss a highly personal matter. We set it up for p.m. in my study. Before they arrived 1 tried to anticipate the problem. T guessed a romantic involvement between Mrs. A aud Mr. B. 1 am not easily knocked off balance nut when I learned that the romance was between Mrs. A and Mrs. B, I was at a loss for words. The husbands seemed resigned to the fad that their wives want divorces so they can live together. The husbands also agreed that (he children should stay with their mothers. These women are both attractive, seemingly femin- ine college graduates, and well thought of in the community. Their children seem well adjusted and have no apparent emo- tional problems. The couples did not come to me seeking eon- donation. They came to ask if I thought this living arrange- ment would have an adverse effect on their children, I don'1 know what to (el! them. Can you counsel me on how lo coun- sel File DEAR C. F.T Before I could give an intelligent answer I would need more information, for example: The ages of the children and their sex would be important. The living ar- rangement would have less effect on an eight-year-old gir than a Ihrce-yoar-oM boy. It would matter also what these women decide to teU (heir children about their relationship (I would hope they didn't get too They should con timifi to get frequert counselling, which I'm sure you have already recommended. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "J was reminded of the refrigerator by tha installment 1 just paid on it." 'Volue'Vmage 10UIU AT THI tilt tlim >r< M. M1MII I. A TRADITION IN LETHBRIDGE Kleenex, assorted colors..........Pkg. Kleenex, assorted for Whole, Mounl Elephanl, Asparagus lin for ,00 Pure.........................................9-oz. jar for Chocolate Puffs 2 PkB.. 79c Prem 55c Baby Dills iar 99c Mixed Nuts Johnson, ,3.oz. ,m. each 89c Cream Corn ubby-s... 14oz. 4 f0r 99c n i e I n- .SUimOn 7.01. tin for I .UU Sauerkraut ubbys... 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