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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 38-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-Saturday, Marcn au, British shoppers show disgust with scarcities LONDON (CP) British shoppers are feeling distinctly let down by the latest shortage in the stores. This time, there's been a run on panty elastic. Coming on top of scarcities in toilet tissue, soda water, whisky bottles and facial towels, the newest scarcity arrived as a rude shock to many. The trouble seems to be that the recent three-day week forced manufacturers to restrict production to 108-inch pre-packed lengths of "knicker" elastic only. "Fine for snapped a London woman on BBC radio, "but no damn good for the rest of us." It appears that the crafty ladies, sensing a developing shortage some time ago, completely snapped up all available lengths of elastic, short of the three-yard type which nobody apparently wants. So the Housewives Trust has sprung into action, urging women to boycott all the stores involved until they restore; sales of the essential commodity in the desired sizes. A spokesman for the Women's Wear Wholesalers Association acknowledges that sales have declined since the campaign by the housewives' association began. "But you might say we're he explained with a weak attempt at a pun, "until the manufacturers get back to full steam." The three-day week was ended after the Labor government came to power Feb. 28. Cindy Brown, the ruffled London model who first suggested the boycott, says the situation is getting worse. "It's just no longer possible to buy a mere half-yard of knicker elastic. CANADIAN GENETICS (LETH.) LTD. Artificial Insemination School Starts Monday, April 1st thru April 1 Tth Meet at the Stud from p.m. Monday to Friday Price includes tuition, books and material required Phone or Come In School Limited Phone 329-3212 Located 1 Mile South of McNally School UCW annual spring tea scheduled for April 6 The annual spring tea of the McKillop UCW will be held from 2 to p.m. April 6 in the church hall. Pourers will be Mrs. N. E. Kloppenborg, Mrs. H. H. Quick, Mrs. B. L. Anderson, Mrs. L. B. Jones, Mrs. P. E. Blakeley and Mrs. R. D. Ashmead. Greeting the guests throughout the afternoon will be Mrs. Ruth Liska, Mrs. G. H. Bevan, Mrs. Donna Reed, Mrs. C. F. L. Haszard, Mrs. D. K. Walker and Mrs. A. J. Unrau. The bake table will be convened by the Liaska and Haszard Units while the kitchen will be staffed by the Rosaine and Carefoot Units. A nursery will be provided under the supervision of the CGIT. Country Tell! Call AGT now about phone service for your acreage, summer cottage, farm or rural business. A3) ouJ-oMown phone lines now are underground cable. New lines must be buried beJore winter. This means thai you and AGT must pJan well ahead. So for counlry telephone service Shis year, call AGT now and leH Ihem when you need iJ. Call your local AGT business office Keeps you in touch wherever you are A pair of pandas Ling-Ling, the female giant panda at the National Zoo, watches Hsing-Hsing, the male giant panda, roll on his back as he eats bamboo in the outside portion of their enclosure in Washington. Family planning experts say sterilization trend continues upward swing WASHINGTON One or the other partner in one of every six couples in the prime child-bearing years 20-39 has been voluntarily sterilized. Moreover, some family planning experts believe the trend is continuing upward. Specialists say that a sterilization operation has apparently become the first choice to prevent pregnancy among couples over the age of Bank clerks must take beauty class LONDON (AP) Honesty and being good at arithmetic are no longer enough to land a job as a British bank clerk. Young men today also need to be immaculately groomed, says Barclays Bank, one of Britain's largest. And to help young clerks look their best, the bank is teaching its newly-hired employees 18 to 24 years old everything from how to wave their hair to methods of avoiding pimples. The beauty course is part of a five-day training session for cashiers about to face the public for the first time. They are shown how to shampoo and blow dry their hair and to look after their skin, particularly after "handling all that dirty money." They are even urged to buy shirts the same color as their eyes. The bank says it is all part of presenting the right bank image. What do Barclays' competitors say? A spokesman for Lloyd's bank says: "We don't have a course like this because we don't need it we don't have scruffy clerks." The public's reaction, as summed up editorially by the Daily Mail: "Most customers, we suspect, would forgo the blow waves and the moisturizers for the sake of one unkempt, pimply, lank- haired clerk who was willing to dirty his hands by pushing the cash over the bank counter on a Saturday morning." Marriage trends discussed A report on New Trends in Marriage was given by Delilah Strand at the March meeting of the McNally Women of Unifarm, held at the home of Betty Patching. A review of the book Open Marriage was given by Kathryn Russell, followed by a discussion. It was decided the bridge and whist windnip party will be held at p.m. Thursday at the Town Chef. All members are welcome. 30 who practice birth control, with contraceptive pills running second. It is unclear how greatly, if at all, liberalized abortion laws have changed that pattern within the last few years. Statistics on the trend toward sterilization in recent years were brought to public attention recently by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell's decision ordering the government to stop paying for sterilization operations on persons who were either mentally, incompetent or too young to give informed voluntary consent. He ordered the department of health, education and welfare to redraft its regulations for all such operations on welfare patients on the grounds that existing regulations do not sufficiently protect them against coercion. realize that over 16 per cent of the married couples in this country between the ages of 20 and 39 have had a sterilization said Gesell in discussing the broad social background of the issue. He also said current estimates indicate that to sterilizations are performed on low-income persons under federally funded programs annually. The federal regulations on obtaining informed and voluntary consent, barred by Gesell, had been drafted specifically to insure that no welfare patient was coerced into accepting- sterilization. Gesell ruled that the regulations were not adequate to insure this and needed to be redrafted to make the safeguards more certain. On sterilization practices in general in the United States, the best available evidence comes from the federally funded 1970 national fertility study. This showed a marked rise in the incidence of voluntary sterilization operations between 1965 and 1970. It was this study that showed, for 1970. that in 16.5 per cent of all married couples between the ages of 20 and 39 one or the other partner has undergone sterilization. A spokesman for Planned Parenthood World Population said it appeared that the trend has continued upward although far more slowly than during the last half of the 1960's. 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