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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald FOURTH SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, March 20, 1974 Pages 33-40 Jordans 'Canada's Carpet Specialists' Spring Sale or Re-elected president Alene E. Holt takes a moment out to pose for a Mrs. Holt, a Peterborough alderman, was re-elected photographer at the biennial general meeting of the president of the Progressive Conservative Women's Progressive Conservative party in Ottawa this week. Association Broadl eie m Aging doctor plans to practice till he gets Herald Family MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) After five decades and surgeries, Dr. Cohstantine L. A. Oden still makes house calls, but admits he's looking forward to another life. "I'm kind of anxious to meet says the 81-year-old son of ah Iowa minister. ''I've got a lot of questions about the human body thst I want to ask Hiin." Dn Oden came to Muskegon 53 years ago after finishing medical school at New York University and interning at New Bellevue Hospital He still clings to many of the beliefs Had in 1923. "Doctors shouldn't be so busy they can't make house calls r- to those who can't make it to an emergency he says. "Surgery hasn't he continued. "It is a fixed idea. The human element won't change. But medicine, itself, is entirely different from when I began." "It's good to be a he says! "I like people and like to relieve them of anxieties and pains, and to make them feel tetter. X-- I like my whole life. I love my family and my friends. I live well because I have my he says. The aging doctor has contributed to medical journals through the years and takes great pride in thumbing through j worn editions to point them out to visitors: Some are piled next to his well-used copy .of Gray's Anatomy, held together with masking tape. "See those he asks. "I learn something new every day. I pick up something that's useful from them. Every day has its wonderful thoughts and problems." The most asked questions of the doctor, these days, is: "How long will you go on He answers quickly by holding out his hands. They don't tremble. "When I get he says, I'll quit." Old doc 81-year-old doctor still active Gross-country skiing provides opportunity for family activity OTTAWA (CP) Are you looking for a family activity? Something outdoors that the family can do together? You've probably considered various things but found the cost prohibitive or someone had to be left behind. The experts say cross-coun- try skiing provides a match- less opportunity for family ac- tivity and even tiny children can go along, provided some- one or the dog pulls a sled. And although it may lack the speed and excitement of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing has several advan- tages: is much less expensive. are no ski-tow charges or line-ups. risk of accident is re- duced. season is longer be- cause the snow lasts longer on wooded trails than on ex- posed slopes. There are two main types of cross-country or Nordic and touring, with special equipment for each. Nordic skies range from the touring and pure racing skies that are narrow, light and not so strong. And there are sev- eral variations of each. Richard James, national president of the Canadian Youth Hostels Association, operates a Halifax ski shop that specializes in cross- country equipment. He says there seems to be a trend away from the heavier touring equipment but many new- comers feel more secure with the broader touring ski. "The option remains to switch to lighter equipment at a later date when the skier is more experienced." he says in Canadian Consumer, the monthly magazine of the Con- sumers' Association of Can- ada. Most skis are made of lami- nated wood and are available with or without hard edges. Ski edges of harder wood cost to more. Although softer woods bold wax better, hard woods such as hickory are the best buy where wet, slushy, icy or crusty conditions often occur. Skis with hard edges are important where conditions are toughest. AH wooden edges become rounded with wear, but skis with hickory edges on a birch base or Hg- nostone on a hickory base re- tain their edges longer and enable the skier to maintain better control. Laminated glass fibre and metal cross-country skis, new on the market and yet to be fully evaluated, generally are more expensive. A no-wax ski is also avail- able in two basic types. One has a plastic base covered with overlapping scales. It grips well but slides poorly compared with a well-waxed wooden ski, Mr. James says. A second type of base has an overlay of mohair strips that point backwards to provide grip but lie flat to allow for easy forward movement. The strips wear out quickly but can be replaced. Metal or synthetic skis do not hold wax as well as wooden skis. You'll also need cross-coun- try poles, with an angled tip sharper than the downhill type. These give you a grip even in icy conditions and are easily lifted from the snow. Boots and bindings are also required. Downhill bindings are not suitable for cross- country skiing because they hold the heel fast against the ski. For easy cross-country- skiing it is essential to be able to lift the heel. All that equipment will cost you about unless you take advantage of spring sales when reductions are offered. Jordans leads the way to Spring time as Fashion takes the Floor Funeral service held for Bonnie in Calgary today VERNON. B.C.