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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, May 17, 1972 THE MfiAlB 13 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I was mystified by your reply to No Name Lady, the girl with two lovers who didn't know about each other. She saw Mr. A on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Mr. B on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. She signed her letter "Never On Sunday." Why did you tell her "a routine like yours could kill a girl How is her routine different from a wife who has a highly-sexed husband? Moreover, this girl really enjoys herself and in return she is the happy recipient of many of the creature comforts she could not otherwise afford. If this could "kill a girl" what a way to go! Any comment in rebuttal? Question DEAR MIAMI: At least 200 readers have asked me the same question, and frankly I don't have an answer. Substitute the word "exhaust" for "kill." That takes care of some of the egg on my face. DEAR ANN LANDERS: What would you do if you re- ceived an invitation to a party in honor of a couple's Silver Wedding Anniversary sent by their married children, nicely engraved, along with a handwritten card which read: "Please do not send a gilt. We would prefer a cash donation which will help us send our parents on a trip to Europe." My husband and I were appalled. We have never heard of anything like this and don't know what to do. Will you kindly advise us? The Connecticut Yankees DEAR YANKS: If you want to attend the party, by all means do so. And if you are inclined to send a gift, do that, too. As for the children's suggestion that you contribute to a fund to help send their parents to Europe ignore it. When the good Lord was handing out common sense they must have been out to lunch. Are drugs O.K. if you learn how to control them? Can they be of help? The answers are in Ann Landers' new booklet Straight Dope On Drugs." For each booklet ordered send a dollar bill, plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope, (16 cents to Ann Landers, Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Please send inquiries and requests to Landers Reader- mail Department. Chicago Sun Times-Daily News, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111. 60611. Widow aids minister TORONTO (CP) In her j low rental senior citizen's j apartment on the fringe of j downtown Toronto, Pat Barrett spends a lot of time on Uio j telephone. j A 70-year-old widow, she acts j as a trouble-shooter for Donald Macdonald, minister of energy, mines and resources, in his Toronto Rosedale constituency, helping residents grapple with their problems. On Saturdays and Wednes- day evenings Mrs. Barrett can be found at a service centre opened by Mr. Macdonald in the Cabbagelown district. At other times, her telephono rings. She jokes about taking re- venge on a priest and a Salva- tion Army officer who keep re- ferring their problems to her. But she obviously enjoys her job. "Tile men who are elected can't do she says. "They are very busy men. Peo- ple like myself can look after many of the problems our- selves." FOUGHT OVER PENSION' Mrs. Barrett became fami- liar with the workings of gov- ernment agencies when she spent 25 years convincing the pension authorities that her late husband's physical and mental disabilities were caused by war service. Meanwhile, she worked in stores and a factory and ran bingo games to support her seven daughters. Since her husband's death 14 years ago, she lias become in- volved in social work through church agencies and communi- ty associations. "I'm just plain interested in other people and their prob- she says. "I love this work." DO-IT-YOURSELF STORE Housed in a bare, unhealed warehouse fcasement in wns to renting it to us because no- body else wanted the .space.'1 It is a hare, unhoated room partitioned ofi" from Ihe boiler room. If the co-op continues l.o thrive, Mr. says they liojw to have sonic rewirinj; done so I hoy can use .space heaters without blowing fuses. (iiiowiNc "When actually had a place, people began lo join, We charged a member- ship fee which is non-refunda- ble. In addition, each member pays a loan that is returna- ble." The fees plus the loans were used for the first month's rent, for some old refrigera- tors, for shelving, for the two adding machines that serve instead of casli registers. "We charge the wholesale price plus 10 per cent to cover expenses, rent and heat, We sold worth of stock in one week." The co-op is staffed by vol- unteers. It had a paid man- ager for a while, but he got a better offer and couldn't af- ford to stay. All members are expected to work, though there is, as always, a core group that is most faithful. A committee does the buy- ing. On a good week they can .sometimes borrow a truck to get the goods themselves and .save some delivery charges. "It depends, week to week, on what's available." Volunteers unpack Iho poods on Thursday nights, price and stamp and shelve thorn. The co-op i.s open Fri- day afternoon and evening and most of Saturday. Volun- teers man the checkout add- ing machines, weigh and price w h a t e v c r needs to be weighed. Anyone who has experience In the food business, in ac- counting and in slock handling i.s asked lo work. Customer-members are ex- pected to help by sorting their purchases into food and non- food lo make figuring the tnxos easier. They are encour- aged to bring hack boxes itiul bags to be used again. The .store nlso has a recy- cling depot attached to it and a rummage sale corner. Anyone can fill in a card and shop once without a mem- bership. SELL FOOD, FRUIT They sell mostly canned goods, paper goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, health foods and home-made baked goods. They take meat orders a week ahead to be filled at wholesale prices. "We carry the few cans as a convenience for says Mr. Markson. "They don't save much. They save most on produce and on heav- ily advertised non-foods like wax paper where the super- market markup is highest. "Our markup i.s per cent compared to Ifi or 25 per cent iu supermarkets. "We don't always got the best price from wholesalers because big business has said we shouldn't get the same prices they do because they buy more. "But supermarkets have to sell food higher than we do to cover expenses. "Some people may say the saving is not worth it lo me if 1 have to work at the co-op and attend meetings. "Rut you have the satisfac- tion of seeing how a business works and the feeling of doing things yourself. "Some of the younger peo- pie feel that revolution starts with one person. They want I an alternative. "Some people say they are tired of being exploited and the bigger your family, the more you are exploited by high food prices. "If take your business elsewhere, you hurt I he Mipor- market.." j Win this Barbecue. Just write your name and address on the back of your cash register slip and enter them in cur draw barrel. Draw to be made June 1. Charcoal 10-ib. bag Bicks Hamburger, Hot Dog, Cubifs, Barbecue, Yum Yum Heinz 11-oz. Chef, Lea and Perrins Mint, Worcestershire Sauces Barbecue Sauce Heinz plain, with mush- rooms, with onions 13-ai. bottles Bacon TU lulip sliced 1-lb. tin Chicken Bonus, whole tin 1 .25 89c Orange Juice 2 far 95c Marshmailow Cookies 2 75c 15-oz. for I I Russian. French. Salad Dressing 0 J pkgs. Twin pak Facial Tissue Sizo 2 and low calorie 8-oz. hortles Cheese Slices for wrapped 89c Ice Tea IVlix sniada 99c Hot Dog and Hamburger rt UUflS McGavin's A Marshmallows 2 far 75c Lemonade Sunkist pkgs. tins 0 for 99c 65c 69c 69c 79c 89c "Value'VilLage MEATS PHONE 327-5295 BLADE ROAST OF BEEF Canada Choice or Good Alberta Gold Mb. plcg. Wieners Prime Rib Roast of Beefoc_b 109 Fresh Pork Spareribscutonysze lb 79' nt 5511 Chuck Steaks ,b Cooked Fish Cakes _ 2 for 850 Mue'Vlllage PRODUCE Phone 328-1751 Radishes and Green Onions 1C Garden fresh k bunches California new white 10-lb. bog Mexican 56's, full of flavor TTalue'Vmage BAKERY Phone 327-2424 DINNER BUNS DOZ. ASSORTED CINNAMON BUNS CINNAMON TWISTS, CINNAMON KNOTS, PECAN 3 COOKIES ASSORTED .00 GARDEN HUT ROSE BOSHES 1.39 1.29 1.99 1.99 1.99 WINDMILL BRAND. 2 year old CHOICE BRAND. Assorted BREEDLOVES. 3 rose bushes BREEDLOVES. 3 year old. Assorted LIBERTY. 3 year old. Assorted BEDDING OUT PLANTS LARGE ASSORTMENT BASKET GERANIUMS RED PINK SALMON C WHITE PEAT MOSS 4 cubic feet... cubic foot... 1.79 :li cubic foot 89c POTTING SOIL AND VERMKUUTE FERTILIZERS ELEPHANT BRAND 16-20-0. i no 25 Ib..............1.77 2.39 ELEPHANT BRAND 16-20-0. 50 Ib.......... ELEPHANT BRAND n 00 50 Ib............J-07 ELEPHANT BRAND 28-14-0. n nn 50 Ib...............J.Z7 WEED and FEED 6.49 sq. ft. coverage) WEED and FEED 3.99 sci. ft. coverage) FLOWER, SHRUB and TREE FERTILIZER 3.59 GREEN CROSS. 15 Ib....... JUNIPERS WARRENA CEDARS PYRAMID CEDARS MUNGO P-JNES ASSORTED SHRUBS ond BULBS WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF GREEN CROSS WEED and PEST CONTROLS 'Value'Vlllage r lOCATtD AT THS CORNK OF UHi STMH and 6th AVtNUrS. ;