Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE LETHBRIOGE HERAID Ttiur'doy, Mmch IS, 1973 j-amily Just Jude WITH the prospect of raov- tag to a new residence looming brightly before me, I've taken time out to con- sider tho possibilities of a garden. A garden is actually an in- vention of parents to scare children into being good for the whole summer. It's used as a tool to keep them toeing the line, with threats of "you'll do the gar- dening tomorrow if you don't smarten up." It's been close to seven years since 1 was last in a garden, and now my num- ber has come up again, I find it difficult to toss my un- pleasant thoughts aside. Green growing things are fine, and I even believe in eating them once on the ta- ble, nicely scrubbed and shiny with melted butter. They don't look too bad, viewed from the safety of a nearby sidewalk while still on the vine, either. WeeWhimsv By JUDE TUR1C But as far as picturesque close-ups go the vegetable patch is a bad scene. Tho climbing beans sprout ellow, long-legged spiders hat try to catch wisps of vour hair as you slither by. Cabbages grow fat and make hemselvcs available to >rooved, creepy crawlers worms that burrow in and out, and make you think ev- ery juicy squish you hear when chewing might be one that got away. Peas are great deceivers, They tempt the passerby to pick them, and then on being shelled, reveal lovely young peas and the occasional long, squinny white worm. Big, fat, nasty-looking bee- ties like to inhabit potato plants, making it difficult to walk through the patch with- out several bugs attaching themselves to your bare legs. Lettuce harbors pate crunchy critters that hide be- tween the leaves, making it necessary- to soak the heads in vinegar and leaving me without an appetite when watching 'things' scurry out. Tomatoes and carrots seem to be the only safe vegetables to grow, although carrots often cling to lots of dirt when they arc pulled up, bringing an earthworm along for the ride. Still, the ideas of having good old-fashioned fresh- vegetables does something to the tastebuds. The possibility of hav- ing someone else do the toil white I enjoy the spoils has lodged itself firmly in my mind. I'm willing to stand by and offer encouragement, advice, admonishment for failures. But under no circum- stances will I offer my help. Quickie divorces cost big money By ERNESTO MENDOZA SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic (Reuler) Under a big religious mural in Santo Domingo's Palace of Justice, the black-robed judge pec-red over a crudtix at a nervous American housewife slanding in front of his desk. She answered five simple questions and in 30 seconds her 30-year marriage had been dissolved. It takes longer to bake a wedding cake than to get a di- vorce in the Dominican Re- public, which is competing with neighboring Haiti for tho lucrative "quickie" divorce trade given up by Mexico. American actress Jane Fonda recently obtained her divorce here from French film director Roger Vadim. Package tours are thrown into the bargain and for the price of a quick divorce, one can bask in the glorious Car- ibbean sunshine and dine on charcoal-broiled lobster in Santo Domingo's luxury E Embajador Hotel. Members of ihe Anne Campbell Singers are shown lounging on one of their concert props practicing a num- ber from the Spring Sing to be held March 24 and 25 al p.m. at the Yales Memorial Centre. The program will consist of formal numbers during the first half, from the early classics to ihe modern; with the second part Pretty songsters featuring numbers from past shows and new spring fashions. Tickets are available from any choir member, lister's Music or at the door. Girls from left to right are, iDebbie Grey, Marg Marus, Marilyn Nakama, Debbie Schrater and Marvel Harrison. Parents still nervous over new math WIG SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN LETHBRIDGE by LARAE CLAIRMONT PHONE 328-8597 ANYTIME (prefer mornings) WIGS, FAUS, HAIR PIECES, etc. "SPECIALIZING" in HUMAN HAIR Setting Cutting Combing Styling Coloring SYNTHETIC WIGS ALSO SERVICED By JEAN JJ3HARP CP Women's Editor TORONTO (CP) The new math and the funny-looking exercises in grade school arithmetic books are appar- ently still causing nervous tremors among Canadian par- ents. Winston Bates says that's a situation that should never have occurred. He says the new math isn't new at all, it's just a clearer presentation of the old math. He feels any adult is able to manage it if he knows the philosophy be- hind it and takes a patient look at the new approach. "What happens is a child asks for help, the parent hasn't looked at the work be- fore, and he throws up his hands in horror." Mr. Bates is director of mathematics with the Toronto board of education. "It's necessary now for chil- dren to grow up with big ideas. Twenty-tive years ago we taught a course in arith- metic. Now I think you could call it a course in mathemat- ics. Arithmetic is not good enough. "What we try to do is de- velop a balance between the understanding of mathematics and the performance." GAMES HELP He says much of the old is still there, mixed with the new. If they use games to aid understanding and make the work interesting, they also use drill to teach the multipli- cation table. Assistant director Olive Ful- lerton says most teachers will take the time to explain the course or the work to an un- ce.'tain parent. Mr. Bates begins with that exasperating word "sets" to explain the idea behind the new approach. Things in "sets" in new math do not have to be re- lated objects, as in a set of Women accountants make few inroads WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba women, like their counterparts across the country, vaded many a job have once served for men only, but they have failed to make many in- roads as chartered accountants. Only 16 women in the prov- ince are registered with the In- stitute of Chartered Accoun- tancy, despite some distinct ad- vantages for women in the field. is really nice is that after retirement you can still j have a said Kath- I leen Galloway, who owns a CA firm in Portage la Prairie. "I'm I slowly cutting down the hours I work, but I won't ever close the door." One barrier for women Is that they must first obtain articling positions before they can enrol in a CA course, and women Leather- Look Nylon 3 days only lo stock up with these elegant finger- tilting slip ons! Subtly faked in nylon tricot 'Kidtex' by Kayser lo look like costlier leather. Hand- wash. White, black, dark brown, beige, navy, mink, Ladies' sizes 6V? lo 8 aren't always accepted in the imsiness community as readily as men. Heather Goddard, a senior staff accountant, said that once high school degree was al lhat was needed to take a CA course. "Now you must have a: excellent academic trad record, with the job situatio: the way it is." Myrna Kitchen, manager o another firm, said she had trou- ble finding a place to article but was soon completely ac cepted in her job. "I believe at that time firm were a little reluctant to take o a woman because they wcren sure how long she'd be wit shs said. "But times have changed. Our firm has no reservations about hiring a woman." JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 15th Sponiored by Aid of Sr. Peter and SI. Paul'l Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAU CORNER 13lh STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts of and it Won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 52 Numbers 5lh-7 No. Jackpol Pol o' Gold PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed dishes. The word just means more than one. 'We could say groups, hut sets is an easier word. Collec- tions, that's a pretty long ivorcl. Say piles, anything." Three sets or groups or piles of two of anything make six. If the teacher is doing her job, she has the children take lungs they're interested in, toys, counters, anything, and take them out and play with them in sets. "It's not good enough to do it on paper." STUDY DIVISION They also do it backwards, taking sets away from the total to sec what division does. They work with rows and columns, for instance, two rows of three columns of Xs, to look at multiplication and division another way. At the most sophislicaed early stage, they take another look and consider -a problem such as how many ways two dogs might each go into three dog houses. "Then they understand what multiplication and divi- sion is." Miss Fullerton says once the ground work is secure, the next stage may be to teach a method more familiar to adults. For instance, in division, children are first asked Ihis way: how many times is fl contained in 98? One answer s 10. That leaves J8, and 8 is contained In 18 twice, with 2 left over. The answer is 12 with 2 left over. In about Grade 5 we say, now you understand how to do it. Now leach you a mere efficient method." Then, they learn, as most parents did, that 8 goes into the S in 98 once with 18 left over, goes into 18 twice with 2 left over. Miss Fullerlon says that is a kind of arithmetic shorthand lhat hasn't the logic of the "contained in" ap- proach which now is taught first to create understanding. SECRETARIES BUSY III the hotel, Mexican law- yer Manuel Espinosa runs a glass-panelled office bustling with secretaries typing out documents for scores of American divorce applicants. Espinosa, a 44-year-old fam- ily man with tiiree children, moved to the Dominican Re- public from Ciudad Juare on the Mexican side of the U.S. border in 1971. At that time, the Mexican government had just killed the 'quickie" divorce trade by requiring six months resi- dence for divorce seekers. There is no such limitation in the Dominican Republic which is only too eager lo pick up the millions of dollars in tourism earnings that Mex- ico, conscious of its moral image, decided to give up. Some of Espinosa's clients are met at the airport by a guide, driven to the hotel in a limousine, taken to court the next morning for the divorce and flown back in 24 hours. Others bring their boy- friends, dash off to the U.S. consulate to get married again and spend their second, third or fourth honeymoon among the palm trees. He inherited Ihe practlcs 'roin Ills father who set up a law office specializing in di- vorce cases in Ciudad Juarez as far back as 1927. In his long career as a dl- lawyer, Kspinosa has handled the cases of such film celebrities as Elizabeth 'Tay- lor and Eddio Fisher, Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand, Mia Farrow and Frank Sina- tra. The divorces are always on the convenient ground of In- this does not require court wit- nesses. A Roman Catholic, he was once, told by a priest to stop handling divorce cases be- cause it was immoral. "I told him flat if I had to give up this livelihood, I would give up Catholicism and become a he said. Sometimes he gets a client who changes his or her mind at the last minute, before the judge. "I tell them they have made a wise he said. "I do not like to break up mar- riages." Golden Mile Senior Citizen's Centre Monday. Keep fit a.m. Tuesday. Singing 10 a.m. Old time dancing 2 p.m. Wednesday: Potluck lun- cheon 1 p.m. All welcome to join in. Thursday. Cribbage tourna- ment p.m. sharp. Cash prizes. Noteworthy: Members who have not yet picked up their accommodation tickets for the trip to Edmon- ton, are asked to do so as soon as possible. The Golden Age Camp will he held at Canyon Church Camp August 4 through 11. Registration forms will be available at the centre the mid- dle of April. GOVERNMENT PROFITS Espinosa figures that since he opened business here, he has handled "quickie" divorce cases which earned the Dominican Republic million, not c o u n t i ng the money spent on hotels, meals, sightseeing and shopping. He handles about SO cases a week, charging each, of which goes to the Do- minican government. Five other divorce lawyers operate here but Espinosa cal- culates that he handles 70 per cent of the total trade, he- cause of good contacts in the United States. BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 12lh St. "C" N. Fit, Mar. 16 Starts aT p.m. Open at p.m. 5 Cards for COLO CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4lh, 8th and 12th in 7 Number! or IBIS WORTH in 56 Number! Sorry Ne One Under 16 Yeors of Age Allowed Bracelet Length Shortie Length 298 STORE HOURS: Open (fully from a.m. to a.m. to p.m. Centre Village p.m.; Thurs. and Telephone 328-9231 JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE SPRING SALE ALL UNIFORMS DOCTORS', NURSES- BEAUTICIANS, etc. PANT SUITS (White-Colored) 10% 50% off JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE 404-Sth ST S. UPSTAIRS PHONE 328-3631 BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE "A MEASURE FOR QUAtlTY BY THE YARD" Specializing in Fabrics, Drapery, and Sewing Needs Centre Village Mall Phone 328-4536 I I FLEA MARKET AND RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, March 17th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. McKillop United Church Hall 2329 15th Avenue Sponsored McKIUOP U.C.W. No abortion oil demand PROVIDENCE, IU. (AP) A strict anti-abortion bill was signed into law by Gov. Philip Noel recently soon after it was approved by the Rhode Island Senate. The state's previous law was invalidated by a federal court Feb. 8. The new law contains provi- sions of the old statute which allowed abortion only when deemed necessary to save the life of the mother. The new bill simply restated the old law and added a section declaring life begins at con- ception. The House of Repre- sentatives last week added a section declaring that the fe Uis is entitled to full conslilu tional protection as a person.