Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Monday, May 1973 4-amil y The Homemaker By MAKIIA'.N C. TATEM District Home Economist Lately this office has been flooded" with requests tor run- ing information. So this I the column to spring pruning Good tree maintenance usual- ly entails pruning young trees and shrubs every year. As they get older their maintenance re- promote renewed health and vigor and all sucker growth should be removed in the spring. Mi-. Oosterhuis recommends pruning fruit trees such as ap- ples, crabapples and plums every spring to keep them healthy and vigorous as well as to develop good tree structure. The.se trees usually need re- quirements become less. j shaping, and dead or diseased The Alberta Agriculture's tree wood and branches that are planting specialist, Herman Oosterhuis, that almost all deciduous trees (species that leaves tho'ild b< and shrubs shed their pruned in the spring towards the end of their dormancy period. In most parts of Alberta this is in March and April If pruning is done after dor- mancy breaks (when the buds openl there is ccrsicierable dan- ger of damaging the tree or shrub because t'ie bark is eas- ily torn from the underlying wood. The main excretions to spring pruning are birch, maples and poplars. If they are pruned be- fore they are in full leaf, usual- ly about July, they will bleed. Bleeding weakens the tree and leaves it susceptible to disease and insect damage. As a general rule, flowering shrubs ike lilac, honeysuckle. double flowering plum and bridal spirea should not be pruned until after they have bloomed because the flower buds are set on last year's wood. However, the centres of shrubs that have become over- crowded through neglect should be opened up now to JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cords (Many other extras) Regular Cards or 5 for 13th St. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed broken or causing overcrowd- ing should be removed. Regular spring pruning is also recommended for bush fruits like currants, gooseber- ries and Nanking cherries. The bushes should be thinned and all the old, dead and diseased wood removed. In the case of raspberries, the canes that pro- duced fruit last year should all be removed. Only the new shoots from last year's growth which have not yet borne fruit should be retained. Raspberry canes bear fruit for only one season, and are never productive again. Evergreens reqiu're very lit- tle pruning. It is sometimes ne- cessary with a spruce tree to j remove a double leader to pre- vent the tree from developing two trunks. That can be done now or at any other time of the year. The ether reason for pruning spruce and pine trees is to reshape them. Reshaping should be done in June when the trees put on their new growth and while tin's new growth is still young and succulent. Only this new growth has buds which will pro- duce more new growth to hide the cuts. Junipers can be pruned any time of the year. It is not lim- ited to the d'ormancy period or to the period of new growth. The cuts are hidden by other branches. Hybrid tea and floribunda rose varieties that have been KICK. ERVIN photo Toyland practice session Comes Alive is the theme of the upcoming water show to be staged by the Lethbridge Synchronized Swim Club Thursday. Members of the club will present the show at 7 p.m. at the Fritz Sick Pool, civic centre. Girls taking part in the program range in age from eight to 15. The show is an annual event and is open to the public. Class instructor is Jerri Coulter. Canadian woman heads Foster Parents plan SAIGON (AP) A Canadian woman who ussd to prowl To- ronto in search of hungry or- phans now spends her days helping Vietnamese children whose own war-weary parents seek her out. Anne Davison is director of Foster Parents Plan Inc. in Miss Davison, white-haired and in her mid-50s, keeps a simply-framed photograph of s n o w-c o v e r ed mountains prominently displayed in her of- fice. She likes living in Saigon but despises the heat. Her office i is not air-conditioned. "Living here is hard on your South Vietnam. In and out of i constitution, mental and physi- Asia since the 1940s, she came to Saigon a year ago from To- ronto to distribution of financial aid to the plan's 5.600 families in 14 of the country's 44 provinces. knew there was going to be a ceasefire shortly after I ar- rived." she said ''because when I went to China, World War II cal, because of the daily frus- trations and tension which sur- round your existence. For me, the hardest thing to adjust to is the apparent futility of some things I do. ''If we accept a boy at the age of six and keep him and his family from starving, put him through school, watch him de- velop ambition and desire, put on weight and shed his rags, how can we not get frustrated when, at the age of 18, he sim- ply disappears into thin air and no one, including his family, ever finds out what happened to if they don't know who they are T. i him' The military draft age in South Korea 18. She's appalled by a tendency among many Vietnamese to change their last names, swap or sell background and identity papers and exhibit a total lack of regard for birth dates. "How can people keep track of each other, forge a link with one another, tighten family ties, oriel's lowest divorce rates kept over the winter also need! ended and when I went to pruning in the spring. All but' Korea peace came there, three to five of the strongest j stems should be removed. Those that are left should be I spends hours at her desk I m a ravelling omen Shes also a work fiend who Ill cons cut back to the point where; there are about three buds on the stem. Details on specific pruning techniques for different types of trees and bushes are described in a publication entitled Prun- ing Manual for Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. It is avail- able from district home econo- f, by sacks of folders de- or where they came from" Miss Davison keeps up a vol- I uminous correspondence with friends she has made all over the world while working for the United Church of Canada and the Church World Service. Oc- casionally she takes a quick swimming break at a nearby club. "My job being mother to Vietnamese families who sel- dom own more than a water jug doesn't leave much room for anything else.'1 How long will she Stay in Vietnam "Let's put it this she said with a grin. "living in this country makes you change your idea of what security is. I have no plans to leave. How can you say anything BEIRUT (AP) Divorce 3s increasing in socially conserva- tailing the lues of the children! tive Lebanon, but this small and families adopted by Ameri-1 eastern Mediterranean country can, Canadian and Australian foster parents who pay onmmii timn enough tune mists and district agricultur- ists and the publications office of the Alberta Department of Agriculture, Edmonton. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 i in one's life to get everything 'done.'1 laments Miss Davison, who has nonetheless found time over the years to learn Chinese, Jcnanesc, Korean and French. "Throughout my life I have ended various chapters only to begin new ones and find I'm be- hind before I start. "I took this job when it was offered to me because I believe I'm on the wave length of Ori- ental-thinking people. I still haven't gotten around to learn- ing Vietnamese. Perhaps next year." still has one of the lowest rates in the world. Despiie its Western appear- ance, Lebanese society re- mains very Family and Aunt Dorothy Celebrates 25th BIRTHDAY in June 1973 of which time 'AUNT DOROTHY7 Mrs. Dorothy Gentleman will retire Classes WILL NOT Resume in the Term When legal title to "The Playhouse" private school passes to Miss Muriel Gentleman, cur- rently continuing post graduate studies out of Lethbridge. Aunt Dorothy's Playhouse Will NOT be carried en under any other ownership. r MRS. DOROTHY GENTLEMAN religion still play a dominant role, especially if a marriage is heading toward the rocks. A recently divorced Lebanese said: "It was a pretty shatter- ing experience. First uncles and cousins and other rela- tives tried to help, then we were sent off to see a priest. But nothing worked. The mar- riage was a mistake." According to United Nations figures, -the Lebanese divorce rate is 0.40 per thousand popu- lation. Egypt's is 1.92, and the United Slates' is 2.92. Experts here agree divorce is highest among young couples and usually occurs in the first five years of marriage. Echoing many of his counter- parts in other countries, Rev. Faud Bahnan, secretary of Le- banon's Protestant community, said: "Young Lebanese tend to view marriage as a kind of ex- periment which may or may THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Wouldn't you be more comfortable sitting on a flatter TO ALL FORMER PLAYHOUSE STUDENTS THEIR PARENTS GRANDPARENTS If you would like to share 25th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Please complete the following and return to 635 Sth St. S., Utiibridge before June 10th. Family or Individual (chock) Nama Age (if under 18 years) Present Address......................................... (Street or Box Number City) If you can wait 3 days Pull out the stoppers! Cash in on traffic-stopping bargains from an inventory of millions of dollars! Shoppers Stoppers start Thursday, May 31 Simpsons-Sears not succeed. The old spirit of commitment is fading." As in neighboring Israel, mar- riage and divorce are in the hands of religious authorities in half-Christian, half-Moslem Le- banon to preserve communal harmony. Thus, breaking the nuptial knot takes time and money. Divorce, which the Prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, called "the most hated human is easier for Mos- lems than Christians. This has led some Christians with mari- tal troubles to convert. Although the practice is dying out in favor of a more formal court procedure, a Moslem husband still has the right to say "I divorce three times to his wife before wit- nesses and then register this repudiation with a sheik or reli- gious leader. A Moslem wife has no similar right, but she can bring a di- vorce action under terms of the marriage contract. Christian ecclesiastical courts are reluctant to dissolve any marriage unless stringent re- quirements are met and often order the couple to try to settle their differences. The divorce rate probably w o u 1 d rise sharply if civil courts had jurisdiction, but re- ligion remains a powerful force in Lebanon. The law is unlike- ly to be changed soon. EAT VECxETABLES WOLFVILLE. N.S. (CP) Canadians subsist en a diet con- taining too much in the way of non-vegetarian foodstuffs in the form of protein and animal fat from animal sources, says the A c a d i a University president, Dr. J. M. R. Beveridge. He said: "On the average, there is excelhnt evidence to indicate that if the population did change its dietary habits, there would he a lessening incidence of early dea'hs due to coronary heart disease.'' Women powerless WINNIPEG (CP) Person- nel managers are powerless to help women in employment be- cause they represent only the interests of their employer, Ti- Grace Atkinson, a New York city freelance writer and fem- inist said here. She told about 350 delegates to the Canadian regional confer- erence of the International Personnel Management Asso- ciation: "It's pointless to talk about what you can do for women. You have no power." She said they were helpless by the nature of their jobs and by society. "I'm more worried about you then women right she said. "You are in a more difficult moral position than a prostitute because you are the pivot between the exploited and exploiter." She said there was massive unemployment but asked what would happen to women who wanted jobs. "Are you going to create more high posilion jobs? Or are you going to put men out of jobs so that women can have them." Ms. Atkinson said if women are to be treated as human beings, society must be funda- mentally changed end the con- cept of power eliminated. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS IETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 14oi sth AY.. N. 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Present for the gathering of family, friends and neighbors were Marg and Lynn Wood- ward, Roy and Freda Johnson, Bill and Agnes Sherman, Frank and Maxine Bates: Tom and Elaine Boulton, Geraldine and Seiko Miyashiro, Mrs. Jean Zeman, Bob and Frances McHardy, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tokariuk, Mr. and Mrs. Suzi Tomita, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Daw. Family members included Robin and Carolyn Walker, Ross and Michelle Walker, Mrs. Gwen Downs, Mrs. Mary Walker and Brian and Bev Walker. Members of a singing group who entertained were Patti Tomita, Cathy Chirka, Tracy Nakama, Terry Ohno. Jackie Ohno and Debbie Anderson. Women meet to review Commission A public meeting will be held in the Bowman Arts Centre at p.m. Wednesday, for all women concerned with imple- menting the recommendations of the Royal Commission Re- port on the Status of Women in Canada. The meeting is a result of the Opportunities for Women con- ference held in Vancouver on May 11 13. This conference, -which brought together 250 delegates from the four western provinces and the territories, focused on developing means to increase women's opportunities in edu- cation, job counselling and training, and employment. A major outcome of the confer- ence was a resolution on the part of the Alberta delegates to form, a provincial associa- tion which will devote itself to working for women's rights. The agenda for Wednesday's meeting will include a report on the Vancouver conference by the delegates from Leth- bricjge a.id district, considera- tion of the formation of a Slatus of Women Council in Alberta, and a discussion of the issues women in southwestern Alberta consider to be the priorities for aotion of such an organize tioa. S-T-R-E-T-C-H AND SEW 475 Holiday Village Phone 328-7843 SALE! T-SHIRT SEASON IS HERE! And we are Celebrating with a reduction for you on COTTON KNIT MATERIAL 50 2.50 yd. Reg. 3.50 SALE___ 2.95 COTTON INTERLOX Reg. 3.95 Cft JV yd. 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