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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, March 14, 1974 Herald Family People accept woman banker quite readily By KATHIE MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer When Lydia Gerth was appointed bank manager, there were only 13 other women holding similar positions across the country Today nearly 30 women have taken over the manager's chair with just the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Miss Gerth says "you'll probably see more." "A few years ago accountant and assistant positions were all held by men. but now many women are holding these positions." Miss Gerth was appointed assistant accountant in 1957 at the main Commerce branch in Lethbridge and was one of the first women to receive this promotion. In 1961, she was moved up to account, a first in Alberta. When she was appointed manager of the Commerce northside branch a few years later, she thought some people wouldn't want to deal with a woman. "Instead, people accept me she says. Women make up a large percentage of banking staffs, but only a small number of them make it to management positions Bank policies towards recruitment and advancement of women into these positions are changing. The small number of women managers-is not totally a reflection of bank policy Women get attached to .one location and become comfortable in what they are doing. They become settled into position, then wonder why they aren't advancing. promotion usually means a move to a larger branch, possibly in a different city. Many girls are capable for the position but they don't want to says Miss Gerth. Men enter the banking business and automatically assume that someday they will become managers. Women, on the other hand, must show they are interested in advancing and must be good and willing to accept. Miss Gerth has been approached to move to Edmonton as manager of a larger branch but at the time she felt there wouldn't be many advantages in moving. "I'm pretty satisfied right where I am for the time being." Miss Gerth has found no discrimination against her for her sex But at times she says there are a few disadvantages in being a woman manager. "Men can take male clients out for lunch but in my case, a lot of the wives she says. There are no other women managers in Lethbridge yet, but Mrs. J. B. Cheron is officer-in-charge at the sub-branch on the university campus. There are also two accountants and three assistant-accountants throughout the city. Here Are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART Party; PART PART III: PICTURE QUIZ: Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, March 14th SaMuraJ Ufes AM tl a. S. rWi Ovct STARTS P.M. HALL Comer 12th Straat B and 7th AVWHM North Jackpot at and won avary Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 56 numban Sth 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot Of Gold 25t Per Card or 5 for MM Fret Cards. Free Gams Aid A DMT Prize Persons under 16 years not allowed. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. 'C' N. FRIDAY, MARCH 15th 3 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. Ntw game in 51 numban 10th Game-Win on Empty Card 4th, 12th garnaa in 7 or 5 CARDS FOR POT OF GOLD tsoc Winnar Gamaa Naighbon R< GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES M FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 years ol age allowed Northside has woman manager Most women don't plan to move into management positions in banking world. Film greeted with groans Food poisoning stressed at seminar By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer Moans, groans and howls of laughter greeted a film at a Lethbridge food handlers seminar that showed soldiers spewing forth vomit after having eaten some poison turkey. The film showed the men vomiting to emphasize the affects of food poisoning, Patrick Hirsche, public health inspector for the City of Lethbridge Health Unit, told The Herald afterwards. The city health unit held the seminar at the Lethbridge Community College this week. I. H. Potter, senior public health inspector for the city health unit, told the seminar, attended by local restaurant owners and LCC food service' students, the last serious outbreak of food poisoning in Lethbridge resulted in 93 out of 110 people attending a wedding reception being poisoned. A girl with an infected thumb decoratively arranged a tray of cold cuts and sliced eggs. She handled every piece of meat and touched every egg- thus passing the poison from her thumb to the meat and eggs and on to the people who ate the food. When a case of food poisoning like this is reported to the health unit a public health officer interviews the persons involved and finds a .common place they have eaten. Spring Fashion Show I THURSDAY and Friday: March 14 and 15 Featuring... J The newest in Spring Fashions from our "FASHION LEADERS" in the Mall CoUffi SNtttiRf lllivtrHifritRDiwi When this is done food samples of all the food served are taken and sent to the labs of Lethoridge hospitals. Mr. Potter .gave the example of nine cases of typhoid that originated at a Lethbridge wedding attended by 100 guests from the three prairie provinces. The outbreak was caused by a typhoid carrier of 20 years who had made the salad for the reception. To make sure the disease did not spread the investigation was extended throughout the three provinces and stool and urine samples had to be taken of anyone who had been at the Canadian becomes first lady SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CP) Marjorie Elliot Oduber, an attractive Canadian brunette of 42 who gave up a career in music to marry a Costa Rican student of philosophy, will be the First Lady of this Central American country May 8. "I will be busy working in the countryside, helping my husband." Mrs. Oduber said in an interview shortly after Daniel Oduber, 53. won the Feb. 3 presidential election by a large majority. For 13 years Mrs. Oduber worked with Costa Ricans in the rural areas, trying to im- prove coffee co-operatives and living conditions of the peasant farmers. "Now I will have a better chance to help she said in the flawless Spanish she learned during the 23 years she has lived in Costa Rica with her husband. Noon-hour recital A Lethbridge pianist, Leanne Kloppenborg. will present a noon-hour recital in Room E-690 March 26 in the academic-residence building at the University of Lcihbridge. Miss Kloppenborg will perform compositions by Mozart. Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Kabelevsky. There is no admission charge. She is a graduate of the U of L and a winner of the university music prize for IS73. wedding and people they had come in contact with. About 300 people were eventually checked. A pecson preparing food with a cold can cause food poisoning, Mr. Potter said. He told of an incident of a girl with a cold who was cubing some butter. She put 100 pats on small pieces of paper touching each pat. Nine out of 12 people served were poisoned. Food poisoning can be prevented if some simple steps are taken, Mr. Potter said. Make sure everything THE BETTER HALF used in the preparation of food (including employees) is clean. Wash everything with hot water and soap which will ktil bacteria. s. "Don't leave food standing at room temperature for long periods of time. Room temperature is ideal for bacteria to thrive and grow. Keep the time between preparation and serving of food down to a minimum. If there are any harmful bacteria in food the longer the food is left at room temperature the more bacteria will form. By Barnes 'He's the only person I know who has spring fever from Washington's birthday until Christmas SPUING PERM SPECIALS! Effective Thursday. Friday and Saturday. March 18th through 23rd 12.50 Now Regularly Special 5.50 THERESA'S BEAUTY SALON No. 14 Profaaakmal BMg. Phone 32S-6424 after you see your doctor bring: your prescription to Deserters9 widow prefers obscurity DETROIT (AP) A Detroit newspaper says the widow of the only United States soldier shot for desertion since the Civil War is living here under an assumed name. Antoinette Slovik, wife of Pte. Eddie Slovik, executed during the Second World War, had been presumed dead for nearly a decade by all who knew her, except a few close relatives. She and Slovik had no children. But obscurity may become more difficult to Mrs. Slovik, now 60. NBC Television scheduled a movie-length documentary Wednesday on the life of Eddie Slovik. After Mrs. Slovik learned of her husband's execution, she married his older brother, Raymond. They now are separated. "If it hadn't been for the incident (Slovik's my life would have been Mrs. Slovik told the Detroit News in a copyright story. "But since then, it's been nothing but hell "They took a sick she said of Eddie, who had been granted a deferment because of a prison record but was then reclassified and drafted. HAD BAD LEGS "He had bad legs and really wasn't fit for she said. "He was asked to go deer hunting with some friends of his. but he told me he couldn't shoot anything, not even a rabbit." An army buddy, John Tankey of Dearborn Heights, recalled that in the fall of 1944 he and Slovik were lost in France after a German machine-gun nest wiped out nine of 12 men in their squad. After 45 days with a Canadian unit, they finally caught up with their unit in Elsenborn. Belgium. Tankey recalled: "I reported to a captain first and was in there about 45 minutes. He told me, 'You're a rifleman now, but you're going to be a machine gunner." "Then Eddie went in. He was in there a long time and soon I could hear shouting coming through the door. "Eddie came out real fast, brushing by me and he didn't have his rifle. The captain told me. 'You'd better stop your buddy. He's going to get into a lot of trouble.' "I asked Eddie, what are you doing? But he jerked his arm away from me and said, leave me alone. I know what I'm doing.' That was the last time I saw him, walking down a hill." That was Oct. 8, 1944. The next day Slovik gave himself up and signed a paper saying he refused to carry a rifle. Slovik was sentenced to death by an army court martial, and two days before Christmas of that year, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower signed the execution order. The order was carried out on Jan. 31, 1945. Calendar Parents Without Partners will hold a regular meeting at 8 p.m. Friday in the basement (north door) of First United Church, 1st Avenue and 13th Street N. Rev. Ken Jordan will be present. The general meeting of the Lethbridge Playgoers which was to be held tonight, will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. The Minus One Club will hold a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Polish Hall. Music by the Bridge Town Trio. Please note membershipsare now due and. must be renewed by thefcnd of the month. For further information contact 327-8357, 329-4575 or 327-9950. The third concert in the Overture Concert Series will be presented at p.m. Monday at the Yates Memorial Centre. Marina Mdivani will be concert pianist. The OES will hold the southern home fund tea to 5 p.m. Saturday in Southminster church hall. Co- convenors of the tea are Lorna Wadstein and Ella Anderson. The University Women's Club will hold its regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the gas company auditorium. Frances Schultz, provincial director of the Canadian Association of Consumers, will present a program on consumer awareness. The Anne Campbell Singers will hold practices March 15, 22 and 29 from 5 to p.m. Girls are asked to return red jumpers and socks with their names on the garments. All music, except music for the festival, is to be handed in as soon as possible as well. LONELY? Staying at home? knowing what to do? Lacking friends and Companions? Selective and most congenial CLUB IN TOWN 329-9955 Afternoons and Evenings Vanta's Economy Meats 904-7th A ve. South Phone 329-4545 (YOUR FIIMZBft BIIF KXPMT8) ITS ADVANTAGEOUS TO SHOP AT VANTA'S MEATS jtit fttr IriMHts it i OMMMk bni NyiMji 24 tom i Urn 18 Mini 23.1974. GRADE A SIDES Of KEF aged Ib. 6MQE A FRONTS OF KEF aged ib. GRADE A HINDS OF KEF aged Ib. ALSO AVAILABLE 50 SIDES OF LEAN BEEF LEAN SIDES OF KEF well aged.............. ib. 330 LEAN FRONTS OF KEF well aged Ib. LEAN HINDS OF KEF well aged