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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, May 11, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HI-RAID 13 From Green Capes To Minis First Stewardesses Began In 1930 LOS ANGELES (AP) In the chill dawn of May 15, 1930, eight pretty girls in identical green capes swept on U> an air- strip ready to make aviation history. "And then the motors went recalls Harriet Iden, one of the eight. "It took them three hours to fix the plane while we sat in the greasy spoon across the street drinking coffee." When they took off, the ladies launched a new career for wo- men. They called themselves stewardesses.' Now, on the 40th anniversary of that flight, some young THEY MADE AVIATION HISTORY It was May 15, 1930, when these young nurses assembled beside an old estic airlines today. Left to right: Margaret Arnott, Inez Keller, Cornel! Peterman, Harriet Iden, Jessie Carter, Ella (yjUf Wllcll IllCijC yuuiiy iiuiatj v Boeing transport-ready to make aviation hlsrory cs the Crawford, and (in doorway from left) Ellen Church and first airline stewardesses. About no Alva Johtnton. They flew the Son Franeisco-Ch.cago longer required to be registered nurses, for U.S. dom- route.___________________________________________ SOUL WANDERS I In many countries I refuse to wake each other up thinking that the sleeper's soul wanders at night and may not have time to get back if wak- ened prematurely. ________ _ INDIAN FASHION Frank Meawasigs, an Indian from the Cutler Reserve in Northern Pntario, presented some of his latest spring and summer fashions to an aud- ience at the annual meeting of the Toronto Diocesan Anglican Church Women in Tor- onto. Allison fisher of the Manitoulan Island Indian Reserve Wears his white V-neck leather dress accented with a white leather fringe falling empire waist-line to the hem. HI-POCKETS I'M HEAD-STRONG r COUECTION DAY, THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I ilon't think I eon make it today--would you comt put me under the rock where vw found own guests at the spring tea of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles Wednesday, from 2 to 5 p.m. will be Madame President Mrs. E. Spackman. Cashier will be Mrs. A. Golia, cake, Mrs. J. Romanchuk, pillow Mrs. H. Wil- letts. In charge of the pantry table will be Mis. A. Olsen, sewing table, Mrs. F. Lazaruk, white elephant table, Mrs. M. Stew- art. Sharing pouring honors Mrs. J. Petrunia, Mrs. C. Peltier, Mrs. D. Supina and Mrs. A. Gib- son. The Eagles drill team will be servers. Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, recently held a coffee party honoring their mothers and in- vited guests at the home of Mrs. Ardyce Watson. Mrs. Joan Robinson read a poem on moth- ers. S p e c i a 1 guests were pre- sented with a long stemmed rose, the symbol of Beta Sigma Phi. women work at the occupation, which has changed drastically since Harriet's flight in the Boeing 80A trimotor. "Being a stewardess now couldn't be as says tire Glendale housewife, now in her 60s. "Don't forget we were landing in cow pastures when the. weather was bad." They also were doing chores foreign to today's mini-skirted stewardesses, such as plane's chemical toilets, hauling baggage and, when the plane broke down, baby-sitting with it until mechanics arrived. The first stewardesses flew six days a week sometimes and were paid a month. When out of town, they got 55 day for expenses. Mrs. Iden and the seven other girls were hired by Boeing Air Transport, which later Air Linos. A Boeing Steve Stimpson, hatched the stewardess idea after taking a bumpy flight on which lie wound up serving sandwiches and coffee normally the co-pilot's job. He found one nurse who liked the idea. She was Ellen Church, who became chief stewardess and travelled to Chicago to recruit more. The first stewardess crew included four San Franciscans and four girls from Chicago among them Harriet Fry, now Mrs. Iden. Mrs. Iden left her stewardess job after a year and a half. "It became trying after awhile. And I was a nurse at heart." She was married in 1940 and became a full-time housewife. Of the other seven, five survive. Out. Medical Has First Woi By 'SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) Dr. Bette M. Stephenson, newly elected president of the Ontario Medical Association, has an impressive number of firsts as a woman physician. Her latest is to be the first woman to head a provincial medical association in Canada. She has combined family nen President should be the decision of a couple guided by their Isrraly a matter for the Criminal Code. Dr. Stephenson graduated at age 21 among the top 10 per cent of her class a-t the University of Toronto's med i c a 1 school. Two years later, in 1M8, she married Dr. G. Allan Pengelly and they have carried on general practices ever since from offices in their 150 year old home in Willowdale. In 1954, she became the first chief of the department of general practice at Women's College Hospital and also became involved in the newly formed College of General Practice of Canada. As vice-president of the OMA last year, she was the first woman officer in the association's 89-year APPROVE A recent poll in Norway showed that in a sample population 73 per cent approved short skirts. six and a general practice in the suburban Toronto area of Willowdale. A stylish, dark haired woman who can. talk an articulate blue streak, Dr. Stephenson 45, radiates energy, verve, decisiveness and fun. She says she is not a feminist or a "radical but she has some clear-cut views about women's rights, "f am most concerned that females should have control over their physiological activities and she said in an interview. KNOWS OWN MIND "Twentieth century woman has developed sufficient intelligence and moral depth to determine whether she wants to be pregnant or not, wants an abortion or not, or sterilization." Dr. StepB e n s o n personally feels that voluntary t.A. TO F.O.L BINGO Monday, May llth JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pays Double Door Free Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for I3fh Sf and 6th Avi. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowfd O.O.R.P. TEA held Wed., May 6th DOOR PRIZE-Mrs. H. Harvey Floral Mn. VI. H. Stewart Mother's Day Mrs. W. S. is it smarter by charter? only your travel agent knows for sure. 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