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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDQI HERALD May -The Herald- Family j Author finds success 1 with macabre stories after many frustrations Unnoticed for 13 years Novelist Beryl Bainbridge strong contender for literary prize. LONDON Novelist Beryl Bainbridge knows the frustration of an artist whose work goes unnoticed. Yet after 13 years of Miss Bainbridge appears to be coming into her own In 1973 her book The Dressmaker was a strong contender for Britain's top literary The which carries an award of Her first Harriet was written 12 years ago but not published until 1972 Publishers had told her that her each of which contain a were too sinister and psychological to be popular. Of Harriet one publisher told Miss Bainbridge in i960 printer would touch it. The theme is so repulsive. murders are not important to my the 40-year-old writer says. think I use them as a detective story writer might. If you find a body at the then you have a framework for the rest of the which is to tmd out The Dressmaker concerns two elderly sisters who watch with dismay as a young American soldier billeted in Liverpool pays court to their niece. he comes to an untimely end. Miss Bainbridge's novels are characteristic in their she uses the color of her home during the Second World War. The mam figures in her stones are drawn from people she once knew. obsessed by people's pasts that's why I wrote about that Miss Bain- bridge says. gone that re- minds us of those except perhaps the photograph album. it's only my gener- ation that is so obsessed with the past because we have seen a whole way of life The writer herself could not easily be recognized as the Bare Facts Sleek and drenched in color this summers bare facts for swimmmg and tanning The trimmest of maillots The barest of halters The newest in two-pieces All in sun-happy prints or dramatic solid colors Here are four of our bare beauties There are more many at Eaton s Swim Shop Mam Floor VIVID MULTI-COLOR one-piece suit has mock lacing at front In soft-touch nylon- nm AM and spandex Sizes 32-38 HALTER NECK maillot has front skirt Print in assort- ed colors In nylon-and-spandex AA. nn Sizes 12-20 tU.UU HALTER TWO-PIECE in one of the prettiest prints in town Bra cut top for support tirt In nylon Sizes 34-38 I4.UU BOLD PRINT maillot has low-cut back In nylon- and-spandex AM fin Sizes 32-38 creator of macabre or sinister situations. A mother of she is a likely extrovert who laughs a lot and enjoys talking. Miss Bainbridge says she comes from an ordinary family. As a teen-ager she studied drama and ballet at a special school. Prior to her marriage to a she trained as an actress in repertory with the Liverpool frightened now of em- barking on my next she says. what a reputation does for But she says it will be set in a bottle factory owned by an Italian family that resides in England. What comes after Miss Bainbridge says she would like to give her macabre streak a rest and write a comedy. IDA ARNOLD Alia. VON to host convention For the first time the Alberta branches of the Victorian Order of Nurses will play host to a VON convention June 6 and 7 in Edmonton Delegates from the Lethbridge branch are Mrs. Claudia Mrs. Ida past and Miss T. nurse in charge. Mrs Arnold was recently elected vice-president of the VON of Alberta for a two-year term About 230 delegates from across Canada are expected to attend the convention. CRACKS BACKS The owl kills its prey by breaking the victim's back with its sharp beak and strong talons Women trained for heavy work EDMONTON Syncrude Canada Ltd. is training 12 women as heavy equipment operators for its oil sands development in northeastern Alberta and hopes to attract says Frank Syncrude president He told a weekend regional meeting of desk and derrick composed of women working in the oil that the women employees are natives from the Fort McMurray area Contractors report that women take less risks than men in operating 150-ton earth-moving front end loaders and he said the right type of people is our greatest The billion syncrude extraction plant will need construction workers in the next three years and production employees when it begins operating in 1978 Mr. Spragins said the syncrude consortium had not yet been able to achieve a non-strike agreement with construction bul government and union talks would resolve this in the very near Jim Rennie of Canadian Arctic Gas Study Ltd the consortium proposing to build the MacKenzie valley oil and gas said the company expects to have 100 native northern men in training programs by the end of the year If the pipeline project does not go the men will be guaranteed other employment with the companies that form Canadian arctic gas he said. The pipeline consortium had not yet attracted perhaps because of a different cultural attitude in the said Mr. Rennie. Gordon former commissioner of the Yukon Territory and currently with Canadian Utilities Ltd told the meeting that fair competition can't exist between private business and government agencies. Government agencies have unlimited funds and their executives are seldom held accountable to the taxpayers for the use of these he said. Mr Cameron claimed that government agencies don't necessarily always provide the lowest-cost service to even if they aren't required to make a profit For government-owned utilities could increase their rates immediately without having to justify them j Club corner Preceptor Eta chapter will meet at p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mary 612 18th St S. Program to be presented by Robbie Robinson and Joan Robinson Xi Nu chapter will meet tonight at 8-15 at the home of Leslee 1310 13th St S The retiring executive will act as hostesses Pat Hooper and Babs Treber will present the exercises in thought. Members are reminded to bring their secret sister gift for the social. The Past Matrons of Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7 OES will meet at p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mary Forster. Hostesses will be Lillian Williams and Alvie Shearer Tau Chapter will meet tonight at the home of Deanna Peacock with Liz Schroeder and Helen Holt as co- hostesses.'- The make an art of wili be presented by Liz Irene McDonnell and Sharon Oliver with introduction by Martha Campbell. The Irish Canadian Society will hold a picnic Sunday at 3 pm at Park Lake for all members and friends. This is a bring-your-own affair and will take place at the picnic grounds. The Margaret-Hartley Club will meet at the Golden Bridge Restaurant at 6 p m Wednesday The following meeting will be at the home of Effie 1613 6th Ave. S. The Christian Science church will hold a testimony meeting at 7 30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1203 4th Ave S. Everyone welcome The Birth Control and Information Centre will hold a family night for all pre- older teens and parents This will be an opportunity to become acquainted with the centre and the services offered panels and speakers will be and will present some of the aspects of human sexuality in today's paving the way for open discussion between parents and children To register your call 329- 0477 prior to Friday. The Lethbridge Society of Meals on Wheels will hold its annual membership coffee party from a.m. to noon Wednesday at the home of Mrs R 2602 6th Ave. S. Memberships and donations will be accepted at this time Pot-pourri I The Southmmster Junior Girls Choir were awarded second place with a mark of 91 at the provincial singing finals held in Banff The choir also appeared on Calgary TV over the weekend. f Mr and Mrs J J Firth were honored by their family on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary with a supper and open house held in Calgary. The couple are former Lethbridge residing here from 1928 to 1949 Present at the gathering were the couple's best man and as well as Mr. and Mrs. Firth's two one 10 grandchildren and great- Shop Wednesday to p.m. Thursday and Friday to 9 p.m. I I 4AB EATON'S Use Your Eaton Account Credit Terms Available Annual Income on 5 year Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Fully guaranteed by Royal Trust for term of deposit. No fee or handling charge. Rates subject to confirmation. Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Royal Trust Member Canada Deposit Insurance Corp 740 4th Ave. Alberta 328-5516 J ;