Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Werlnwday, May 9, 1973 Consumer bureau to protect., inform OTTAV.A (CP) Helene Rheaume laughingly calls her- self "the lady with the rubber mallet." Starting this ueek. the direc- tor of is to be the country's fiist municipally-run consumer protection bureau will be using that mallet to knock a little common sense and mutual understanding into both local businessmen and their custom- ers. The bureau, conceived last February by officials in Nepean township, a suburban commun- ity of adjoining Ottawa, is called Contact. So far, it's a one-woman operation, the 37-year-okl mother of six tack- ling the jobs of both captain and crew. Mrs Rheaume started preparing early in March for Contact's official opening and until the project finds more funds, she will be its only paid employee. "We're not necessarily going to take the consumer's view- point just because they call in and complain Some custom- ers can be as unreasonable as some she said in an interview. FURRIERS FUR COAT THE LETHBRfDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 Township lawyers arc draft- ing a bylaw to give Nepean larger powers over the licensing of community businesses. Infor- mation on which businesses are generating complaints and how they react to them will be pro- vided by Contact. With six children between nine and 18 years of age, Mrs. Rheaume calls herself "a vo- racious consumer." She has also sat on the busi- ness side of the consumer fence. She and her husband Gene, a former Conservative member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, ran a travel agency for two years. know what it's like to try to please people and have them sometimes make unreasonable demands of you." NEFO DUAL EXPERIENCE "I think to work in a con- sumer protection office you have to have had experience in business. Otherwise it would be too easy to always take the consumers side no matter what. "In most cases the problem can be solved by getting the two sides together and having them work out a The township's legal aid of- fice recently moved into the same building that houses Con- tact headquarters and Mrs. Rheaume plans to make good use of their services. Contact hopes to offer a pub- lic education program to Ne- pean consumers with seminars on special topics and guest lec- tures. The bureau hopes to make available government publications on consumer af- fairs and eventually to publish its own information sheets. The bureau will have a half- page of space in Nepean's week- ly newspaper, The Clarion, in which Mrs. Rheaume will run a consumer affairs column. Catching a quick ride There's nothing better than a friend who has a bike year-old Darrell Sekiya to pull him along. The next step and is willing to have an empty wagon attached to it is probably a switch of driver and passenger positions, for a little ride around the block. Paul Anderson, age just to keep things fair and square. 10, seems pleased to take the back seat and allow 10- shoes dangerous to health LONDON (CP) Girls who wear those exaggerated plat- form shoes are tottering straight into trouble, warns a leading British chiropodist. George Lewis of the Institute of Chiropodists has caused something of a stir here with Ms attack on the current wave of high platform shoes, some with wooden or cork soles six to cu.iaiio i i j i 11 i Next fall. Contact will con- thick, duct a regular consumer affairs television program on an Ot- tawa community cable-vision station. Contact was launched with an initial budget of Most of that will go towards Mrs. Rheaume's salary with the rest earmarked for operating ex- penses. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FA1RFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 ANNOUNCEMENT The ladies' Auxiliary of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Leth. Unit wish to announce the winners of prizes from their Spring Tea held Wed., May 2. BOND Airs. E. Rutledge, 1217-Stti Ave. S. DOOR PRIZE Mrs. H. Doe, 2310-16th Ave. S. THANK YOU to everyone who donated their time and efforts to make the tea a success. By CAROL KENNEDY nist Linda Lee-Potter in The Daily Mail. "I can advise you for certain that women will never ever take any notice. "I'm daft enough to wear anything that's temporarily fashionable and I'm still in the peak of healthy condition." A newspaper survey found that about half the platform- wearers interviewed agreed the shoes were uncomfortable but they were prepared to put up with backache and sprained an- kles to be in the height of fash- ion. Fiona Williams, 20. a secre- tary, admitted she sometimes fell over her shoes if she went round corners too fast. The craze has spread to men too, and so has the incidence of twisted ankles being treated at clinics. But accounts clerk Allan Thomas, 19, claimed his platforms made walking easier, "especially going Shoe-shop spokesmen were unruffled by Lewis's strictures. Said one: "Girls are prepared Fashionable shoe shops are swamped with platform styles, and every second London secre- tary seems to be teetering around on them, often combined w ith ankle-length tricky combination on subway escalators. Lewis told a conference of the Institute of Chiropodists that if the craze continued, Britain would become a nation of chronic invalids. He said plat- form shoes, by throwing the body off balance, can cause swollen knees, back pains, foot deformities and potential trouble in childbirth because of slackened abdominal muscles. So strongly do Lewis and his fellow-chiropodists feel about what he calls these ''monstrosi- ties" that they plan to ask the government to have warnings printed on shoe-boxes, similar to the health-hazard warnings on cigarette packs. REACT WITH SCORN Predictably, platform-bearers reacted with scorn to what they saw as just another piece of male bossiness. ''I dont know why you mas- culine killjoys go wailing on said colum- to put up with a little dis- comfort if the look is right." Another said: "If girls always dressed according to medical opinion, heaven knows what we'd all look like." Some critics of the platform, however, think its not only pav- ing the way for a generation of cripples, but also is singularly unattractive. "The ugliest style conceived in the modern history of foot- was The Guardian's ver- dict in an editorial captioned "Thick heads and thick soles." The newspaper also noted the danger of girls in platforms driving cars and being unable to feel the accelerator pedal. If the style persists, The Guardian predicted, wearers will end up like the 16th-century Venetian ladies who also were high-soled wooden or cork slip- pers and had to be carried ev- erywhere by servants. "Tlie wheelchair riders of the next generation are wearing shoes with only one practical ana out of own The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Municipal Hos- pital and the Gait School of Nursing will hold a hospital day tea Friday from 2 to p.m. in the nurses' residence. In charge of tours of the hos- pital is Mrs. D. G. W. Suther- land. Auxiliary projects will be shown by Mrs. A. V. Weatherup and Mrs. W. T. Rogers. A cake fair and bake sale will be held in conjunction with the tea with Mrs. C. C. Ver- linden in charge of the pantry assisted by Mesdames R. H. Robinson, J. PmverU, Robertson and T. King. Assisting in other capacities BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE T-Shirt Knits Polyesters, Orlons, and Acetate. Alpaca Sweater Knits Swim Suit Fabrics All in a wide choice of colors end patterns YOUR BERN1NA SEWING MACHINE CENTRE Cleaning and minor adjustments to all makes of sewing machines.........ONLY WHY NOT BUY MOTHER A GIFT OF BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE "USE YOUR CHARGEX" will be Mesdames G. Draffin, J. D. Henderson, W. Myers, G. Carnine, and the Misses L. Doenz and G. Price. A silver collection will be ta- ken by treasurer Mrs. W. Ar- ser.e with the proceeds to be used for hospital equipment. Mrs. G. H. Oliver charge of publicity. be in Two members of the south Alberta IODE have been elect- ed to the provincial executive. Mrs. M. Johnson, president of Zone 3 was named provincial vice-president; and Mrs. C. M. Cranstoun, regent of the Dr. Mewburn Chapter, was elected provincial councillor. Pant Suits Blouses and Slacks Purses and Scarves Skirts and Sweaters Coats and Dresses Many more gift ideas We Gift Wrap Free Of Charge! DON'T MISS THE SAVINGS DURING PHANTOM'S 40th ANNIVERSARY SALE MAY 9-MAY 19 OFF Panti Hose and Hosiery PRIMROSE SHOP "FASHION WITH A FLAIR" 313 o-th ST. S. PHONE 327-2244 OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. the newspaper concluded. "In the farmyard they could replace the Well ington boot, by raising the wearer clear of the mire." One theory about the popu larity of the wik offshoot of the 1940s fashions that came in last tha they make legs look longer therefore sexier. But a psy chologist quoted in The Dail> Mirror suggested women's lib might have something to do with the urge to look tall. "It makes them feel men's equal. And that's why men an taking to higher heels too, in self-defence." ar catenae local i o the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON A spring band concert will be presented by the LCI Concer and Stage Band Tuesday, at p.m. at the Yates Centre. Tick ets will be available at the door. All proceeds to go to the band uniform fund. The public is asked to attend and support these young musicians. i V Mother's Day will be marked at the Iron Springs United Church with a flower service to be conducted by the junior Sunday school class. The ser- vice will be conducted by Wil- liam Calderwood of Lethbridge. f V The Lethbridge Parents of Twins Association will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 8 p.m. at 1269 4th Ave. S., A clothing sale will take place as well as planning the June picnic. All parents of twins are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Karen at 327-3734 or Sheryl at 328-6321. -f The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners' and Se- nior Citizens' Organization will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the civic centre. Bingo will be played and lunch served. A good attendance is requested. The regular meeting of the Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE Chap- ter, IODE, will be held at the home of Mrs. E. V. Langford, 1706 17th Ave. S., Thursday at 8 p.m. The Ogden Unit of Southmin- ster UCW will hold a nimmage pale Saturday, commencing at 9 a.m., in Southminster Hall, llth St. entrance. V V The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Fire fighters will hold a Mother's Day bake sale from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Centre Village Mall. lt V The Southwest Regional Council of Early Childhood Ed- ucation are sponsoring a pre- sentation on the child and the fine arts, with speakers Miss Cjnthia Downs and Dr. Craig Elliot. It will be held Saturday at Fleetwood Bawden School with business at a.m. and sessions at Coffee will be served. There will be a Christian Sci- ence public meeting tonight at p.m. in the church au- ditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. Ev- eryone welcome. IN SPRING, when young men's fancies lightly turn You Know Where, most of us are mooning over our sum- mer vacation. This summer, the Kelloggs Corn Flake people are invit- ing everyone to pop in and visit them. So if you happen to be wending your way Cats are better travellers than dogs, according to Unit- ed Air Lines, who fly seme pets each week. Delving into their vast ex- perience, the airlines ad- vances a few suggestions to help with high flying cats and dogs: a dog is subject to heat prostration in sum- mer, choose late evening or early morning flights. Begs have different tem- peraments. An easy-going dog usually takes a flight well, while a nervous dog becomes agitated. Consult your vet about tranquillizing an excitable pet before sending it on a trip. Do not ship puppies be- fore they are six to eight weeks old and before they It's still not ton late to start saving tubs and other small plastic con- tainers for summer camp- ing. (My! how my mind does seem to run on vacations, these Pack 'em with individual servings of cereal The Whys of Weight And What To Do About It, is a booklet put out by General Foods in response to the growing concern about obes- ity and overweight in this country. The information in Try these goodies before you read the above booklet and (hopefully) lose interest in sweet things. Creamy Cheese Squares 2 tblsp butter or margarine 2 tblsp sugar tsp cinnamon cup corn flake crumbs 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese. softened cup sugar Vs tsp salt 1 tblsp bottled lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla cups whipped topping For topping measure but- ter or margarine, the 2 tblsp sugar ar.d cinnamon into small saucepan. Cook over through Battle Creek, gan, watch out for Tony the Tiger guarding the entrance to the company's visitors' ser- vice. I'm told the mile-long trip through the plant is interest- ing, entertaining and if you'll excuse the word while your thinking holidays educational. have had distemper shots. Notify airline reserva- tions (if you are travelling with your or air freight (if the pet is as far in advance as possible. Be sure that names, ad- dresses and phone numbers of people responsible for the pet at both ends of the trip are clearly indicated and that those who are to receive the animal have been notified of the time and place of arrival. If you are not accom- panying your pet, call ahead to be sure tha pet has ar- rived and been collected. Don't feed a pet six to 12 hours before departure, al- though some water is all right. After the trip, keep food and water to a mini- mum for at least two hours. for quickie breakfasts, or with peanuts, popcorn and other goodies for the small fry to carry in the car. Later they can do double duty as break- fast, soup or stew bowls and save unnecessary dish wash- ing. the booklet was obtained from leading nutritionists and the school of hygiene at the Uni- versity of Toronto. Copies are available from: Weight, 2200 Yonge St., Toronto, M4S 2C6, Ont. low heat until syrupy and be- ginning to bubble, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add corn flake crumbs, mix well and set aside. In small mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add the cup sugar and the salt gradually, heating constantly. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla. Add whipped topping; mix only until combined. 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