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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THl USTHBRIDG! Hf RAID Thursday, March 8, 1973 Just Jude By JUDE TUR1C ance compa fellas' paychecks. Althougli it may not be so important to you now, wait a few years and soon those car insurance premiums will be- come a thorn in yo'.ir side. What every fella doesn't know, is why he's always told not to speed. Once that driver's licence is in his hands and tiiat car is on the road, it's just natur- al to develop a lead foot. Slapping on the worn-out about speeding being against the law a danger to life and limb does sweet nothing for the 17 year old with his first car. Granted, all these things are true and valid arguments. But for all the good they do, the lecturers might as well save their breath. What should be stressed are the after-effects of stunting, speeding, failing to yield, or even backing into a buddy in the parking lot. If the young man Just starting out in the driving world figures a car is a blessing and a great way to get a date; he's right tially.. What it also is, is a passei of money for insurance, and a bigger and better passei onco traffic convictions start rolling in. Take for example an ordin- ary guy, the proud owner of liability, accident and death; leaves the insurance cash reg- ister bulging with That's Hie good news. Tho bad comes in with the in- evitable convictions many fellas manage to chalk up through the years. Surcharge becomes a dirty word, with an easy 25 per cent tacked on to the origina for little things such as too many speeding convic tions. And the exuberant drive can look forward to possib'. additions anywhere from SO to 100 per cent if he proves to be a bad boy behind the wheel. Where does it all lead? It sends a huge tidal wave of fat bills floating into the in- surance offices, wliile the payee sits back wondering how he'll manage tho next, all-too-soon premium. Thinking all will be well next year is a sad misconcep- tion. A driver's record is taken Into account for three so all those convictions pile up fast and high, and go down painfully slow. Lectures on the young per- son's moral obligation to obey the rules are futile. Appealing to his money sense might not be. Speed? Sure, if you want to. But guys, keep in mind, you'll pay. Boy will you pay! Red Cross nurses start summer runs There aren't any men on the team, and there never have been. But It's not a women's lib organization. "Quite simply, it's just In- convenient as far as travel ar- rangements are Joyce nurse with the Odell, staff mobile Red Cross blood donor clinic. "The nurses and the clinic assistants spend three days per week every second week, on the said Miss Odell, "and we travel back to Calgary for the weekends." The mobile clinic covers an area from Calgary south to the border, east to Oyen and west to the Creston-Kootcnay reg- ion. "We're on the road seven months of the year, and then spend the three winter months at Calgary. Altogether there are five reg- istered nurses, three full-time, two part-time, and 10 clinic as- sistants who are trained to do the she said. Transportation is taken care ol by two transit drivers, also women, who handle the refrig- erator track and the equip- ment truck. "There's also a station wagon for the staff, and we all travel in caravan. "We don't usually run into any problems on the road and have nsver had an continued Miss Odell, "but tha times we've slid into tho ditch Nurses on the go _vv calendar oj- local Iiappenincji Being o nurse with the Red Cross mobile blood donor clinic includes being on the road for seven months of Ihe year. Three winter months are spent in Calgary where local clinics are conducted. There are five nurses and 10 assistants working with the clinic, held in the cily Tuesday and Wednesday and today until 9 p.m. Shown is Joyce Odell, a staff nurse, checking on the blood flow of donor Gordon Roberts. London's lady boMnes gain equality The women of McKillop church will sponsor an all-day flea market and rummage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the church hall. Antiques, household articles and odds and ends will be available. Cof- fet and doughnuts will be served. The regular meeuiig of Le bridge Lodge No. 2 IOOF, will be held in the Oddfellows hall, Friday at 8 p.m. Visiting mem- bers welcome. BINGO Scandinavian Hall 529 12lh St. "C" N. Fit, Mar. 9th Starts p.m. Docr> at p.m. 5 Cards for OOtD CARDS PAY DOUBIE EACH 4th, 8th and 12lh Gamei In 7 Numbers or less WORTH tn 55 Numbers Sorry No One Under 16 Yean of Age Allowed The regular old-time dance will be held in the Fort Mac- leod elementary school Satur- day. Beginners' lessons from 8 So p.m. Dancing from to p.m. Children untier 13 free, if accompanied by par- ents. "Everyone welcome. The Midnight Squares will dance Friday at p.m. in th Fort M a c 1 e o d elementary ichool. Round dance practice at 8 p.m. Women are asked to >lease bring a box lunch and :ups. Everyone welcome. The Jlinus One Club will hold a dance Saturday from 9 i.m to 1 a.m. in the Polish jail. Music by the Longacres. For further information, please call 327-1448 after 5 p.m. The Anne Campbell Singers will sing at the Presbytery meet- ing of First United Church, to- night. Girls are asked to meet at p.m. wearing navy blue dresses. A special .practice for the Spring Sing, March 24 and 23, will be held Friday at p.m. in Southminstcr church hall. By PETER MUCCINI LONDON (AP) A quiet revolution at Scotland -Yard has given London's women bobbies equality with men on the city's police force. The gals can even be boss and some units they are. For 54 years, the women were confined to the tradition- al female side of law enforce- ment; caring for lost children escorting women prisoners dealing with prostitutes. But all that is changing, and quietly. A week ago Monday Scotland Yard c'osed its A4 de partment, the section compris ing London's 661 women police The women were assigned among Scotland Yard's othe Bailments. Full integration of women be- ame official during the wcek- _nd, says the Scotland Yard erwspaper The Job. Although .ot secret, the new order at Icotland Yard would have gone all but unnoticed except for the oport in The Job. Under the new system, wo- iien can and do heed precinct statioas and homicide squads. said a spokesman at the Yard, leadquarters of London's met- ropolitan police force. "Women now are eligible for the com- missioner's job." The commissioner is the su- preme boss of the Yard and ts force of constables who cover the 787.7 squajre miles that make up Metropop- tan London, with its population of more than eight million. Commander Shirley Beck'e, who headed A4, commented: "We are not sorry (o see tfie branch going. Women now can take on any job." But women already w e q e NEW STEAM CLEANING by Reliable Carpet Care REVOLUTIONARY DEEP CLEANING PROCESS FOR ALL RUGS, BROADLOOM, FURNITURE Safe Gentle Efficient Thorough Bonded Guaranteed Insured FREE ESTIMATES SERVING IETHBRIDGE AND AREA PHONE 327-4493 OTHER SERVICES ALSO AVAILABLE lipping quietly Into previously all-male preserves before the department's closing. Winifred Taylor, a detective superinten- dent who favors mini dresses end beads, last month directed an all male murder hunt for a man described by Interpol, the international police organiza- tion, as "armed and danger- ous." Supt. Taylor has 12 male de- tectives in her squad, which specializes in extradition cases, serious sexual offences, white slave trafficking and hijacking, HUBBY DELIGHTED Mrs. Taylor, who refused to give her age, Is married to a sergeant who is de- ighted with her progress, al :hough-she outranks him. Inspector Sheila Ward, wh trained women officers in se defence, runs a precinct statio in the King's Cross area o London, a seedy district wit more than ils fair share of belli cose drunks. Miss Ward is in charge three sergeants and 24 polic constables and much of hersons, that there are no sta .istics available on the numbe of handicapped. Dr. A. F. Huston of Edmon ton's University Hospital sai an extension of expenses ered by medical insuranc should be implemented in dea ing with rehabilitation. He sui gcsted that technological ai vances used by other sectors i society, such as golf carts fbvoius that the relationship once had with Muna was dead.' Hussein and his bride live in he Guest Palace in downtown Amman, a few yards from th official royal court in Basmai Palace. T.funa lives in a hous the king built for her at Hum mar, 12 miles northwest of Am man. Their relationship is sai to be amicable and Muna con tinues to play a ro'e in Jordan ian public life, opening orphan ages and hosting parties. Alia prefers an active 111 rather than sitting at home i the palace. She shares her ho. band's interest in sports "getting out among the peep to let [hem feel I am one them." She has started lo lear to fly a helicopter and alwa> accompanies Hussein when h is at the controls of a Sud Avi; tion Falcon jet. Their only serious disagree ment so far? "He is always fiddling aroun with the knobs of the telcvisio set when I'm sa Alia. "It drives me crazy." reschool jrogram It has been five months ince the Project for Children Learning and language 'roblems (learning disabalities) ommenced classes at St. Aug- stine's church. In January the> project, in- 'olving 13 preschool children, moved to a more convenient lo- ation at Uie General Stewart School on Corvette Crescent. Each child is trained indivi- lually in the area of his spe- cific need, said Mrs. Johansen, irogram director. Instruction is provided by Judy Dow, B.Ed, and Shannon r'ooks, and covers the skills necessary to learn reading, writing, arithmetic and articu- late speech. The aim of t lie remedial classes is to alleviate learning difficulties before tho children encounter additional problems on entering school, Mrs. Johan- sen explained. "We've got two (children) with minimal problems that I think will lit into Grade 1 with very few problems. "Some will need special guid- ance when they get into first ade. Some we will have for s more year. "The main thing is, it will necessary to alert the teach- that the child has had pre- hool training." On starting grade school, "al lildren will have a written re- n-t go with them as to wha roblems there are and as to The preschool program, said or needed a tire there have been nice people around to d a hand." She added that there is al- ways male volunteer help avail- able at the stops to assist with loading and unloading of heavy equipment. Miss Odell, who has been as- sociated with the donor clinics for 15 years, said that her nurses usually apply for the job to get awny from the rou- tine of hospital work. "It's like any other term of she explained, "if'you don't like to travel, you don't apply. "But the work Itself Is eas- ier than hospital work, and far more interesting. You work with healthy people, and all the nurses must have a pleas- ant manner." "What takes practice and skill is learning to puncture the vein, there's a knack to she said. The unit begins and ends its runs with Lcttibridgc as the first JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 8th Sponsored by Aid of 51. Peter dtid St. PauPl Churlh STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAIL CORNER IJIh STRIET 8 AND 7lh AVENUE NORTH Jockpol Starts at ond it Wen Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 51 Number! Slh-7 No. Jockpol Pot o' Gold 2SC PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZH Periont undtr 16 yean not allowed stop in March and the last in December. She said the nurses working with the clinic have an advan- tage over hospital nurses, in at they have the opportunity o get to know the donors as ndividuals. see the same people ccm- g lo the clinic time after me, and you get to know lem." The biggest problem with the nurses must cope is le patients' fears. "Usually a person who Is fraid needs to be talked out of said Miss Odell. !We run Into it more at high school and university clinics, where there's been a lot of easing .before the person eynss o IB. Other times, a person is afraid of the needle. But no needle is painless it stings or a moment. Bad experiences are more difficult to cope with, ar.d a nee. Both Irs. Johanscn, is a privat The Lethbridge schoo .strict has provided school fac ities, but no financial assist Sirs. Johansen a n arol Chapman, who are em loyed by the school board, are nvolved in the preschool pro- ram on a voluntary basis. Funds are provided by t h Easter Seal campaign, service subs and private donations 'arents with children in th Toup pay each month iclp cover the cost of instru ion materials. person who'll come back after >ne Is doing really she said. There are usually a few peo- ple who faint after giving blood, but these cases are generally a result of fear, being overtired, or not eating properly before- hand. I CLINIC I I EDDY DIETRICH I I Certified Denial Mctl.ar.K I Capitol Furniture Bldg, 1MB PHONE 328-7684 BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE "A MEASURE FOR QUALITY BY THE YARD" Specializing in Fabrics, Drapery, and Sewing Needs Centre Village Mall Phone 328-4536 I ;