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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March IS, 1971 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 13 DEAR ANN LANDERS: In the past several months you have printed two letters from mothers who lost infants. One was upset because so many people said the wrong thing. The other was ^iurt because friends called but didn't mention the baby. Since my family recently experienced a similar tragedy, I would like to share some of my feelings and suggest what friends can say and do to help in time of mourning. 1. Be sensitive to the mood of the bereaved family. There are times when they might want to talk about the loss. At other times they might appreciate your silence. 2. You don't need to say very much to make your feelings known. A simple, "We care," "I'm sorry," "We love you," speaks volumes. 3. A card, a note, a short visit with or without a gift (food is appreciated) can mean a great deal. Don't feel "I'm not close enough." If you feel their loss, you are close enough. 4. Don't quote platitudes, "Every cloud has a silver lining," <'It is God's will," etc. 5. It was not helpful to hear at length about friends of friends who had lost someone, but it did help to hear someone say, "It happened to us. You will get over your grief-as we did." I feel sorry for people who are unable to express sympathy or concern. Perhaps this letter will help them the next ; time the opportunity arises. In one way or another, death touches all of us and too few people know how to deal with it.-Mary, K.C. DEAR MARY: Thank you for an excellent letter. There Is something in it for everyone. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My mother-in-law is always bringing our children gifts that cause trouble. Sometimes I think she does it on purpose. Last Easter she came with two baby chicks dyed blue and green. Our children were only 2 and 4 years of age - not old enough to know they should be gentle with living things. We had a terrible time keeping the kids from squeezing the, chicks to death. We finally had to carry the chicks to the pet store and pay the man to take them off our hands. Last week my mother-in-law brought over a couple of yo-yos that glow in the dark. Isn't that stuff radium? What if they ate it? Please hurry your answer because we are keeping the yo-yos locked up until we bear from you.-Austin Momma. DEAR MOMMA: That "stuff" is not radium, it's phosphorous. Even if they ate it the worst that could happen would be a mild tummy ache. So give the yo-yos back to the kids and let 'em live it up. ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 BINGO COR. 5th AVE. and 6th ST. S. IN THE CLUBROOMS TUESDAY, MAR. 16th - 8 p.m. First 12 Games - First Card $1.00 - Others 25c each 7 No. Jackpot - $440 (Increase $10 Weekly) 2nd 7 No. Jackpot - $175 (Increase $5 Weekly) Extra 5 Games - Cards 25c ea. or 5 for $1.00 Blackout - $100 in 53 Numbers All regular games pay double if won in 7 not. or less MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ' Still a girl's best friend Tight security at nerve centre of world diamond trade LONDON (CP) - Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but she would be lucky to get more than a nodding acquaintance with them in the fortress-like st one building which holds the nerve centre of the world's diamond trade. Security is unobtrusive but understandably skin-tight at the headquarters of the diamond-producing De Beers Corp. and its Central Selling Organization, which bandies more than 80 per cent of the diamonds mined each year. Besides that, this prosaic eight-storey building off London's Holborn Circus is sitting on a stockpile of gems whose estimated value is roughly one-quarter of Britain's total gold and currency reserves- around �300 million. Visitors may only feast their eyes on a fraction of this wealth through a thick plate-glass window, beyond which some of the company's 250 skilled sorters are separating freshly mined rough diamonds into various categories according to shape, purity and color. There are about 2,000 possible variations and no two diamonds are exactly alike- "each one is almost as individual as a thumbprint," said a De Beers expert. NEED CONNECTIONS Sorters, who may take up to seven years to become fully trained, are recruited on a basis of personal recommendation or family connections. Oddly enough they are subject to no special security checks -the inner workings of the diamond business are run largely on trust and reputation and, anyway, they would find it difficult to dispose of smuggled-out stones. Prom these long, bare rooms-six floors of them, facing north for the clearest ligjit-the diamonds will eventually make their way to the cutters of Antwerp, Tel Aviv, New York and Amsterdam and thence to the jeweller's window and the engagement finger. Only one-fifth of the stones handled are of gem quality, the vast bulk being the tiny, discolored or flawed industrial diamonds used in hundreds of technical processes from grinding optical lenses to surfacing skid-free airport run-w-vs. But it is the gem side that glitters with legend and mystery, and replicas of the world's most fabulous diamonds are on show here, including the South African Cul-linan diamond, still the largest ever mined. Discovered in 1905 ait the Premier mine near Pretoria, it weighed 3Vz pounds in the rough and when cut produced nine magnificent stones, the largest of which forms the centrepiece of the Queen's sceptre in the crown jewels. GIFT FOR PRINCESS Also on display are replicas o f t h e superstition-haunted Hope diamond-a deep sapphire-blue in color-and the glowing rose-pink stone Alberta's Great Moments Starring the famous players from your lovable Lethbridge label OUCH. listen... Raising' the flag on Mt. Norquay pioneer tradition. So next time call for Alberta's original Pilsner. Enjoy your own Great Moments with Lethbridge PH. A mere mountain won't stop that crazy cast of characters from the Lethbridge label. They've got a flag worth waving: the Lethbridge Pilsner pennant that promises the peak of good old-fashioned flavour in every glass. That's the way it's been for nearly half a century. And that's the way it'll stay - as real and rugged as our TRADITION YOU CAM TAITK  RIOM THE HOME OF UETHMIDGB weighing 54% carats discovered by the late Montreal geologist Dr. John Williamson in Tanganyika. Williamson, a millionaire bachelor recluse who died in 1958, presented the diamond to the then Princess Elizabeth on her wedding in 1947 and she had it set into a flower-spray brooch. The Central Selling Organisation sometimes comes under fire for what a spokesman called its "unashamed monopoly" in the world diamond market. Apart from a few scattered open markets- one in Liberia-and the veiled operations of the Soviet diamond industry, the CSO, which calls itself a producers' marketing co-operative, controls the wholesale buying and selling process from mine to diamond cutter's bench. Its officials explain that this is precisely what enables diamonds to keep their value-to make them everyone's best friend, in fact, in times of inflation. The organization does not make profits as such, but plows back its revenue into the Diamond Corp., a sister company which finances the buying side. "Diamonds can never go down in price-they can only stay where they are or go up," a spokesman said, Sterling devaluation in 1967 automatically sent their value up by more than IB per cent and when investment buying reached a peak in Juiy, i969, they rose again by 4V2 per cent. In times of surplus production or lower-than-usual demand, the CSO keeps prices stable by stockpiling gems in London. Sales of gem diamonds or "sights," as the trade calls them, are held 10 times a year in the Holborn building, just around the comer frr.m Hatton Garden, the narrow street where London's precious-stone merchants are congregated. About 200 buyers attend, the majority from Belgium: Antwerp took over from Amsterdam as the leading centre of diamond-cutting when most of the Dutch city's Jewish population was deci- BEER mated by the Nazis in the Second World War. When the cuttei gets to work with his diamond-tipped saws and lathes-only diamond can cut diamond, the world's hardest natural substance-up to 60 per cent of the original weight can be lost in producing the 58 sparkling facets of a "brilliant" or any of the other half-dozen popular cuts. Diamond dealers go about their exotic business in surprisingly casual fashion. They send valuable stones around the world by ordinary registered airmail and often carry loose diamonds in a vest pocket. Veteran diamond men recall that in pre-war London when there was less crime, it was commonplace to see a Hatton Garden merchant stop on the sidewalk, fish out a few stones from his pocket and study them in public. STORE IN FRIG All sandwich ingredients except bread or rolls should be refrigerated beforehand, and con-t i n u o u s 1 y refrigerated until serving time. ART AND FASHION INTRICACIES - Toby Taniguchi, of Lethbridge, models her intricately designed kimono, while displaying Japanese arts and handicrafts, at a tea held in Lethbridge recently by the Lethbridge Young ladies Buddhist Society. Guests at the tea also learned the art of origani, or Japanese paper folding. I.A. F.O.E. BINGO Monday, Mar. 15 JACKPOT $135 - 52 NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" $1 Gold Card Pay Double $5 Doer Prize-Free Cards (Many ether extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for $1 13th St. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed Office sales job open to women WINNIPEG (CP) - Elizabeth Spencer's entrance into the male-dominated world of office-supplies selling has caused more raised eyebrows among women than men. "Most women ask me what I'm doing in such a high-pressured sales job, working for a commission and not a guaranteed salary," says the young former psychology student, who took over a downtown sales territory seven months ago for Willson Stationers, the city's largest supplier of office materials. "Men, on the other hand, don't make much of a fuss when they see me in the downtown business section selling. Not even those I am competing against." Attractive and In her early 20s, Miss Spencer worked in a large department store and as a private secretary after leaving the University of Manitoba. Neither job satisfied her. "I was looking for a job where I could be on my own and with responsibility. The job with Willson, competing with men, offered a challenge." Her male counterparts do not appear to mind the competition, and the previously all-male sales staff at Willson gave her a good reception when she started with the company. "It's such a highly competitive business that I didn't think they'd give me the time of day. But they're a great group, and I don't think I'd get as much help if they were women." But because her sales territory takes in many doctors' or lawyers' offices, Miss Spencer deals with many women who are responsible for making purchases of office supplies. "I had to spend a lot of time boning-up on new office systems, probably more time than my male colleagues. I believe women customers can be a lot rougher on a saleswoman if they ask a question and they haven't the answer." Although she agrees with many of its objectives, Miss Spencer is no ardent defender of the women's liberation movement. "Too many women tell me with one breath that they'd like to earn as much money as a man, but then say they wouldn't like to compete against men as I do. "I sincerely believe there isn't a sales job going that a woman couldn't handle if she applied herself." BINGO - RAINBOW HALL 5th Ave. n. TUESDAY, MARCH 16th at 8 p.m. 1st Jackpot $85 in 60 Nos.; 2nd Jackpot $50 in 55 Nos. Free Cards-Cards and Games, 25c per Card, 5 Cards $1.00 3 Free Games - Door Prize - No Children Under 16 Years Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association "MAGIC-KISS" RUG and UPHOLSTERY CLEANERS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL MARCH 15th TO 20th ONLY 20% Off CARPETING SPECIALISTS IN . . .  Brocade, Tapestry and Period Furniture specialists  Von Schroder Dry Foam Method  ReTexturizing  Wall to wall carpets cleaned in your home  Specialists on British, India, Wool Twists and Cotton Shags 328-9313 YOUR NEW Dress Size is as Near as Your TELEPHONE I if You Call Today NO Crash diels NO Strenuous exercises NO Long-term memberships 327-2151 Now For Your FREE Trial Visit & Figure Analysis ^GUARANTEED REG. T.M. *IF YOU ARE A DRESS SIZE 14 - YOU CAN BE A Sill 10 BY 16 - YOU CAN BE A SIZC 12 BY 15 - YOU CAN BE A SIZE 14 BY JO - YOU CAN Bl A SIZf 14 EY 72 - YOU CAN BE A SIZI 16 BY IF FOR ANY REASON You April 20 ,ail 10 receive th� April 30 results listed E-May 4 May 5 �jE-P MANAGEMENT, INC. 1971 P. t-iguru control centre will viv viv.i 6 MONTHS FREE Complete 4-Month Program $0.00 Hours - Open 6 day* a week - Monday to Friday. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PER month To the first 35 to call NOTICE: C. P. Figure Salons of Canada are not associated with any other figure salons in Canada. ,E. P. FIGURE CONTROL CENTRE. NEXT TO COLLEGE CINEMA, COLLEGE MALI ample free parking ;