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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 TMI IETHSRIOGE HERAID Solurdoy, Mcmli 25, amily life by MAUREEN JAMIESON f 'JpHAT first fine taste of spring gale and all was beautiful, wasn't it? But unfortunately, as the snow blew away from our front yard, the skelton in my gardening closet rose to haunt me tfie mortal remains of last summer's marigolds came to light, to remind me that I would soon be girding up my un-green thumb to do bailie with the flower bed once again. I'd never actually hart a confrontation with a flower bed before we came to Lethbridge. We'd been apartment dwellers, and although I knew a dandelion when 1 saw one, sphagnum was one of life's little mysteries to me. and the only seeds 1 could recog- nize on sight were the sunflowers I found in the boys' pockets on washday. I wasn't a novice, exactly, since I'd helped the boys to grown wheat on wet collon batting, and raised three onions in milk bottles. So I wasn't really prepared for Hie way disaster followed disaster when I moved on up to gardens. In fact, I was getting downright depressed until some- body introduced me to a packet of marigold seeds. That summer, marigolds gushed forth like sand pouring out of a dirty sneaker; and the more I pick- ed, the more they bloomed. Beautiful! Heady with success, I became very blase about marigolds; and next planting season, after poring over piles of technicolor catalogues, I settled on a giddy selection of slocks, pansies. chrysanthemums, carnations and a lot of other lliings that I can't even spell. I weeded, watered, fertilized, spoke encouraging- ly to the seeds, and threatened io divorce the entire family if they didn't keep their big flat feet off that flower bed. As the little green whiskers began to shoot up through the earth, I glowed with 'maternal pride. But as they grew larger, it became increasingly ob- vious that everything was coming up marigolds, in spite of what was printed on the seed packets. Unfeeling friends made ribald comments, but I bore all their nasty little jokes with a brave, wistful smile which masked an iron determination that come what may, those blankety-blank marigolds were go- ing to get their blankety-blank come-uppancc. So on the first fall day I sent out the shock troops to vanquish the enemy. Two hefty teenagers invited all their friends to hoe, dig, stomp and play football on the flower bed. Next, my mother-in-law, no mean gardener her- self, charged in witli a shovel, "just to make sure." Then, armed with the same shovel, and a muscu- lar husband. I churned up the earth once again "just to make certain." Last summer, victory seemed within my grasp. A few little plants from the sweetpea packet popped up, but alas, they were soon cut down in their youth- ful innocence by an over enthusiastic lawn mower. After the sweetpea fiasco, a forest of pushy mar- igolds once more spread themselves over the front of the house, and sadly I accepted defeat. If you ask me, martians, atom bombs and crim- inals are strictly small potatoes it's marigolds that are taking over the world! F.O.E. BiNGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALl Wn Ave. A and 13lh St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S Cants for 1.00 or 25arren through ovary defects, )r. Osvaldo Rothberg, director of the Alvear hospital, said oday. He added that so far as was known these were the first such :ransplants anyw here in the world. The operations took place 10, and month1; ago. In each case, one defective ovary was replaced. The donors were young women related to the patients, Rothberg said. All the patients were in good alUi, with their new ovaries functioning properly, although none had yet attempted to be- come pregnant. WINNER! ths Needlepoint Handbag which wai raffled by St. Patrick's OW.l. was MRS. R. CROPLEY 28th St. S. Special thanks to everyone who supported ST. PATRICK'S SMORGASBORD Other Knox tips: Few women should use face cream before the age of 30, most don't need it until there is no secret ingredient to prevent or remove wrin- kles. iYo cream as good for the sldn as its OV.TL natural oil. Rut beware I he current no- make-up "natural look." Make-up acts as a protective shield against wind, dirt and sunshine. Don't keep pushing back fin- gernail cuticles, it. invites infection. The cuticle is a wat- ertight seal to keep out bac- teria. Constant cleaning of the fingernails is also risky be- cause it damages the connec- tion between skin and nail plate, providing a haven for germs. The hair can be damaged by constant washing, brush- ing, permanent waving cr dyeing. Do the minimum re- quired to keep it neat and clean. salon T has new owners Two Lethhridge women, Liz j tlio routine. We've learned frorr Veer and Marilyn Mutter, are' planning to inject new life and enthusiasm into a former fran- chisee! figure control centre lo- cated in the College Mall, and operate it as business. a strict 1 y Ic cat With ownership remaining in the city, Liz said she thinks cli- ents will feel more con-dent, and she hopes (hey will be will- ing to support and trust tlie new operation. "We're planning it a little dif- she said, and will em- phasize health as well as figure control Membership wi 11 be on a strictly monthly basis, and will also bo limited "so there won't be overcrowding everyone can be comfortable, can work out properly, and get proper at- tention." 1 'We pla n some ch anges in THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "It looks like an authentic junktique, all right.' City of Lethbridge swimming course schedule The following aquatic courses will be offered at the Fritz Sick Fool this -spring: 1) spring swimming instruction program, registration to take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and G-8 p.m. in gym 1 of the Civic Sports Centre. 2) Ret! Cross water safety leader course, Easter week, April 3-7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3) Red Cross RLSS joint course, Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m., April 5-June 7. 4) National lifeguard course, double weekend, May 25-23 and June 3-4. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A Blackout Blnrjo played for lill won every Saturday plui 2-7-Numbei Jackpots JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for 51.00 or 25c eocii (located Next to No. 1 Firehall) The McKillop Senior Choir PRESENTS "Stainer's Crucifixion" Under riie direction of MR. HENK VAN EGTEREN Featured Soloists George 5 kip worth (Boss) ten Wright (Tenor) Tom Layers (Bass) Sunday, March 26th p.m. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH past mistakes io improvi she Both Liz and Marilyn are EP trained instructors, and Lh ha been at the College Mall branch "since the day it sEartcd." 1' In acMition to eqn ipmei regular exercise classes fo those who want them will b held again, along with the pro Liz said, explaining that many former clients hai been disappointed when thesi had been discontinued. The revitali zed cen tre wil continue to open from 9 to 9 o: weekdays and 9 to 6 on Satur days. Unlimited visits will sti! be the order of day, a. though "we do recommen three regular times a she said. An individual program will b worked out to moet each cli ent's requirements, according tc Women interested in health) exercise or weight control ar invited to call Liz or Marilyn a 327-2151, for information on new program. TOO MUCH TO BAKE BOURNEMOUTH, Engianc CAP) A proposal that nude swimming be permitted in thi English Ch onn el resort pro voked the ire of councilwomati Gladys Ball who declared, ''I knotv we want to be regarded as a swinging town but we touch bottom when we come io this." By MAUREEN JAMIESON I Family Editor Alberta and Ontario, accord- .ng to Ken Sauer, principal of Collegiate Institute, 'are in the education forefront, and Let hbridge takes a back seat (o no one." "We're just as advanced as coming irp in major centres in the he said on lis re'urn from the 1972 conven- ion of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. More than principals converged on Anaheim, Califor- cn March 17 to take ra the six-day program of lectures, discussions and visits. Mr. Sauer chose to visit Ihc tare m o n t and Westminster High Schools. Claremont, he said, was noted 'or its flexible schedule opera- ion, and he bad the opportun- ity t o speak to students and. teachers. "I li nd a lot of t he ih ings we're doing here in Letlibriclge and in this school in particular, are just as he said. In fact our methods of regis- tration "flabbergasted" them, particularly in the wide range of student choices available, said Mr. Sauer. "They don't have the varia- bility our department gives us. They talk about flexibility, bu; no student has more than 30 per cent of free time." Free time, he explained, cov- ers independent stud y, library work and just plain free tune. "We don't make a fuss about independent study, as it is done in the class all the time it's part of our teacher student re- lationship within the class he said. "We've been doing it here without getting aU fired-up about it across the nation." "Their schools didn't have any advantage over us at all. In fact, they don't allow because of state laws, he said, The non fail grades, acclaim- ed at the conference as a n important development, are ac- tually similar to the non-graded system now operating here, he said. "Our system here is holding its own, and is ahead in many aspects." Major credit must be given to staff and board members and parents in Lethbridge. Mr. Sauer said, 4lfcr the support given this kind of educational system." "I just hope they continue to "Generally speaking and this is a sweeping statement. from contact made with students in the schools I visited, I wculd say our students are more mature and more articu- late maybe more informed." However Mr. Sauer said he was partic u 1 a r 1 y impressed with a program which was pre- sented as a guide to students nuking career decisions, 1 Tndc-r the program, an all- out effort was made to contact as many students as possible, and once a week, a person was invited into the school to talk- rot just about a particular ca- reer like lumberjack but about the entire lumbar indus- try and. related trades. "Every student gets the op- portunity to get in depth in- formation in the various fields." He said he felt that if an- career fair is held at LCE, this type of extension of the subjects offered would be of great value to the students. Mr. Saiier said he had man- aged "to kill three birds with one at the conference and that it bas been worthwhile as far as lime and money were concerned. "It might have taken 10 to 12 years to pick up the informa- tion" be received from speakers wlw were considered foremost in thsir field. He also had the opportunity of speaking to teachers from all across Canada and the U.S., he said; and finally, he had picked up valuable information from seeing actual schools in opera- tion. WRECKED MINKS LONDON f AP) The depart- ment of trade and industry paid Scottish compensation to mink breeder claimed sonic booms from test flights of the Concorde airliner turned his minks into nervous wrecks. GAILYNE TROPICALS For the best in tropical fish and all aquarium tuppliei and repairs. 907 7lri Ave. S. Phone 327-5017 THERESA BEAUTY SALON 4lh Ave. S., Professional fo Post Office Phone 328-6424 EASTER PERM SPECIAL 10.75 8.75 Regular 12.50. NOW Special available Tues. and March 28 end 11. Alia Sal., Tuei. and Wed., April 1, 4 and S. Capture that once In a lifetime pose now in natural color KATHY-4 years daughter of MR. AND MRS. BRIAN O'NEIL WBENTHAM LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPK DEPOT PHONE 327-3658 ;