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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HEUAID Thursday, May 14, 1973 Just Jude ly JUDE TURIC through the growing-up process can be rather hazardous at times, as every teenager and for- mer teenager can readily testify. During those temperamen- tal years, a favorite line of most parents was something tike: "I didn't do that when I was young." That little phrase -was cever really explained, and usually ended right there, or was followed by a gen- eralized lecture on how times have changed. The most interesting dis- covery I've made so far lies behind those wonderful words, and delves into my mother's teenage past. In those by-gciie days, her life in the Old Country was different without radio, TV. movies, or organized youth programs. But from keeping an ear wide open at family get-to- gethers, it became evident to me that dear old mom and her peers weren't lacking in things to do. Like the time an energetic cat was found helping itself to a nice piece of meat hang- ing on the front porch, and mom and friends decided to teach it a lesson. It seems that a favorite gimmick at the time was to find large sized walnuts, fill the empty shells with very sticky glue and plant the cumbersome things over the cat's paws. The cat couldn't claw at the meat, dinner for the next was saved, and every- one could tell where the poor creature was by the clacking of walnut shells on the floor. About the same time, the young people of her mountain village were expected take turns watching the flocks of sheep overnight. It was mom's turn, and al- though a little leery' of stay- This Summer Relax in the Sun with on ACORN POOL Phone 328-3402 ing in a mountain pasture in the dark, went out to do her duty. The first lonely wolf howl sent her back down to the safety of her home, regard- less of wbat would happen to the flock let them work it out for themselves. Among her tall tales was the time she, being the young- est, took vengance on her old- er sister by sprinkling a gluey substance in her hair. The stuff was impossible to comb out, as the more body heat it picked up, the gooey- er it got. Big sister finally resorted to several soapy washings and days later succeeded in getting out most of the glue together with much of her waist-length hair. Mom also managed to shirk her household chores the day a friend got her un- der the influence of a. very strong plum brandy, and she informed the rest of the fam- ily in no uncertain terms, that they could scrub the floors because she could barely even see them at that moment aixl went to bed. As it was, she got her cum- tippance the day a near-by neighbor died. The custom called for the body to be kept in the house until burial, and everyone took turns sitting with it so that the dead person was not alone at any time. When her turn came, mom took up her position in the dimly candle-lit room close to the body, and watched. Naturally, dead bodies are not supposed to be doing any- thing special, but as it was. this one was about to steal the show. After dozing off for a mo- ment, mom opened her eyes to see the body sitting bolt up- right and facing her, dead on. I believe she took it to be a sign from above, and there- after mended her ways. HARRY NEUFELD photo Celia Overes of 723 23 St. N. winds us for )he shotput at the Grade 7 track and field event held Wednesday by St. Mary's school at the Civic Sports Centre. calendar of local kapi. CHILD KILLER TORONTO (CP) Cancer is the most frequent killer of chil- dren aged five to 14 and third for ages one to four, the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Re- search Foundation says. JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 24th Sponsored by tadie.' Aid of St. and Sf. Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAIL CORNER 12th STREET I AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and Won ivory Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 51 5fh-7 No. Jackpot Pot o' Gold PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PllZf Penont under yean not allowed FOE No. 2100 will hold a regu- lar meeting tonight at 3 in the Eagles Hall. Hostesses will be as arranged. Fleetwood-Bawden Home and School will hold a general meeting Friday at p.m. at the school. There will be a fare- well presentation to three of the teachers. The Margaret Hartley Past Presidents' Club will meet Fri- day at 6 p.m. at the Golden Bridge Restaurant. Mrs. Stella Irvine will host at her home, 1509 6th Ave. S., following the meeting. The Anne Campbell Singers will practice tonight at p.m. at Southminster church in preparation for the provincial festival in Banff. The bus will leave from the civic centre at a.m. Saturday, and girls are asked to wear plaids and bring a large bag lunch, sleep- ing bags, etc. V The Southminster Junior Girls' Choir will leave Friday at p.m. to attend the Al- berta Provincial Festival in Banff. Friday practice begins at p.m. sharp. Chaperones are Mary Sereda, Joyce Tem- pleton and Marj Dalke. The girls will return Saturday eve- ning. The annual general meeting of the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded will be held Wednesday May 30, at 7 p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Fam- ily Restaurant. 0 The regular meeting of the Lethbridge Lodge No. 2, IOOF, will be held in the Oddfellows building Friday at 8 p.m. elec- tion of officers will take place. Visiting members welcome. 0 The Lethbridge Lodge No. 39 AF and AM. will not be held tonight at 8 as previously an- nounced. New human rights director no colorless civil servant VICTORIA (CP) The new director of the province's Human Rights Act is an activ- ist who says she does not in- tend to become a colorless civil servant. Kathleen Ruff, 33, helped to found the local Status of Women Action Group. She manned picket lines to get the former Social Credit govern- ment to recognize the rights of women minority groups. Now she is behind a desk in the provincial labor depart- ment, enforcing British Col- umbia's anti-discrimination legjslfuon. "I do feel that this is not a civil servant job like any she said. "It has a special responsibility and I must speak out and stand up for people who are not getting their fair rights. "It does mean sticking out your neck more than in a job where you just quietly admin- ister." The Social Credit govern- ment brought in the Human Rights Act in 1968. Represent- atives of womens and civil rights groups and labor unions have criticized the legislation for not going far provincial government itself, for instance, is exempt from its provisions. CAN COMPLAINT The act gives people the right to lodge a complaint if they think they have been dis- criminated against in desig- n a t e d union membership, advertis- ing, housing or services nor- mally offered to the public. Former director John Sher- lock received 275 complaints last year. He found 47 came under the act. Inspectors were able to settle 24 cases by agreement. Eight others were dis- THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "You're certainly getting three stop signs in a row that you've slowed down THE WEEKBMDS ALMOST HERE JWMfcfcr missed. Five were appealed to the B.C. human rights commission, also the labor relations board, which issued orders. Ten cases are still pending. Many complaints are against employers who refuse equal pay for men and women. The act guarantees equal pay for "substantially the same work done in the same establishment." Enforcement is tricky be- cause the next clause of the act says a difference in pay between men and women "based on any factor other than sex does not constitute a failure to comply.' "Many women expect to be paid less than said Ms. Ruff. She says she thinks the title "Ms." is but uses it out of sympathy for the idea it tries to get across. "I grew up in that expecta- tion. It never occurred to me that I should expect the same chances in life, the same chances for jobs or the same pay as a man." She said she would have thought it imposible 10 years ago that she could hold her current job, which pays a year. "There is a very hypocriti- cal attitude toward women in our said the former Victoria correspondent for the CBC French network. "Part of it is to put women on a pedestal and to think they have special privileges, special treatment. Its a way of getting rid of them. "It's a way of putting them out of the way and leaving the field open to the other half of society to enjoy and run in the way that suits them." Springtime pest plant of many uses By JEAN SHARP CP Womens Editor TORONTO (CP) You can turn a springtime pest into an asset and cut the food budget at the same time, if you har- vest your dandelions and eat them. Sylvia Boorman says she has never considered dande- lions a nuisance because so much of a dandelion can be used. "It's a marvellous plant." Miss Boorman is the author of Wild Plums and Brandy, a cookbook of wild foods. She said: "The dandelion has been used in pharmacol- ogy for ages. The roots were boiled and the liquid used for eye ailments. It has also been used as a heartburn recipe." You can also cut the root and use it as a coffee substi- tute, as pioneers did in days of scarcity. "Cut it into little pieces and dry it, in a 200-degree oven in six to eight hours or over- night. USED AS GARNISH "There is something else I've never gone after. At the top of the root, just under the ground, is the beginning of the green, called the crown, and that evidently makes a lovely salad garnish." You can use the leaves themselves in salads or cooked, as a vegetable. "They must be young for a salad. The leaf is no good after the plant has blossomed and blown away. "You can blanch the leaves by putting a barrel over them as they grow. Although I don't know why people want them blanched. I'm quite happy with them green." People once boiled the leaves and used the water as a tonic. "The flowers can be boiled up with penyroyal leaves and the water is said to be a good specific for menstrual pains and cramps. "Apart from that, you can, I think, eat the buds, but I have never done that.' If you do decide to harvest dandelions for eating, be wary of taking them from sprayed areas. "I would say its advisable, whatever you're picking, to be sure it hasn't been sprayed. You can tell because every- thing looks so foul and brown." Even then, be sure to wash the plants thoroughly. Miss Boorman says you might find dandelion leaves a little bitter and prefer to use them mixed with other greens, as you do some varie- ties of lettuce. If you want to use them alone, dress them with a little French dressing, garlic and sugar. Add ripe olives or stir brown sugar into lemon juice and pour the mixture over chilled leaves. SERVE THEM COOKED If you want to- serve dande- lion greens cooked, boil them. briefly in salted water, cook just long enough to make them tender and serve with salt, pepper and butter. You can sautee them in olive oil or butter with a bit of chopped garlic. Cook them 10 or 15 minutes and they should come out crisp. If you want to serve them creamed, cook them in boiling water and chop them when they're done. Make a sauce by melting a tablespoon of butter, mixing in a tablespoon of flour and a tablespoon of stock or the water in which the dandelions have been cooked. Add salt and pepper and stir into the chopped leaves. Serve the dandelions on fried croutons and put a dol- lop of sour cream on top. Motherhood not automatic TORONTO (CP) The founder of Parents Anonymous says it's a myth that a woman turns instantly into a madonna when a child is born to her. If the woman shows a rejec- tion pattern toward the child, then "she is a Salem witch- ready for the Jolly K. of Los Angeles said here. Parents Anonymous was founded 3V4 years ago as a self- help organization for parents who abuse their children. Since then it has grown to 50 chapters in Canada and the United States with a total of 000 members. BETTY GRAHAM president Sorority officers elected Betty Graham of Xi Iota Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, was recently installed as president of the sorority City Council. Members of the six chapters are represented on the new ex- ecutive by the following offi- cers: Pat Hooper, vice president (Xi Ruth Rittenhouse, treasurer (Xi Caren Moss, secretary and Jiue Crighton, advisor (Xi Serving as committee chair- man are Fran Rude, fashion show Faye Coleman, social Roni Her- manutz, decorating Joyce Thompson (Sigma) and Christine Vanderlee (Pre- ceptor Eta) publicity; Dot Nixey (Xi Iota) and Barbara Dawson (Kappa) tickets; and Wilma Evanoff, service (Pre- ceptor ;