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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE ttTHMIDGE HERALD Wednesday, November 1, 1971. Cremation in Canada now is the choice of a minority group SASKATOON (CP) Crema- tion in Canada now is the choice of a minority. 01 the peo- ple who died in Saskatchewan last year, for example, only about 75 were cremated. But moi-e heavily popu- lated the area, the more rapidly this lype of service said W. Arnold Edwards, a Sas- katoon undertaker. He said an international con- ference three years ago was told that 50 per cent of those who died in Great Britain are cremated. Figures in the United States ranged from 17 per cent along the Pacific coast to barely one per cent in the ivest-ccntral re- gions. la Canada, cremation figures went to in 1970 from in 1960. Cremation, described by the Cremation Association of-Amer- ica as a ''symbol of enlighten- ment and a challenge to thoughtful is "the tidi- est and most final way of dis- posing of the said Dr. W. G. Davidson, Saskatchewan epi- demiologist and director of com- municable disease control. Ruth Androsoff, public rela- tions officer for The Memorial Society of Saskatchewan, said she considers it a practical atti- tude to cremate rather than bury Uie dead. Mrs. Androsoff cited several other reasons for cremation. "Some people think of land Twins named NIJMEGEN (Reuler) Boy- and-girl twins born Oct. 13 to Princess Irene, second eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Nether- lands were cliristeneci in the Saint RadbouJ Hospital Mon- day and were named Margarita Maria Beatrix and Jaime Ber- nardo. she said. "One comment I have heard most frequently has to do with the idea of the body slowly decaying in the ground. "It's a distasteful thought to people. "Many think in terms of claustrophobia underground, and a number of them have fears about being buried alive. Cremation lakes care of that." On the other hand, older peo- ple usually Insist on the tradi- tional burial in the earth, said Mrs. Androsoff. "And I ran into a few people with hang-ups about fire. "But oddly enough, people re- luctant to be cremated or want- ing their body to be present at the burial do it out of respect for the survivors." Rev. Ken Wotherspoon of St. Martin's United Church said the United Church doesn't consider cremation any less sacred than burial. Very Rev. E. J. Lyons, chan- cellor of the Romflji Catholic di- ocese of Saskatoon, said: Assassins hanged NEW DELHI (AP) Three men convicted of murdering the'head of the Punjab state government in 1956 were hanged here. They were convlctad of ambushing the car of Punjab Chief Minister Par- tap Singh Kairon on a road and shooting him. "There is room lor cremation as long as it is ascertained Uie motivation does not proceed from antagonism to religion or from denial of Christian belief. "But inhumation Is the more reverent way." MIGHTY MITE The Great Lakes-Si. Law- rence Lowlands area is Can- ada's smallest, but the most productive and densely popu- lated. GUARANTEED FIRST QUALITY SHEER MIST PANTY i Limit 2 Pair Cujlomer INSTANT COFFEE COFFEE CREAMER Clark's Tomato or Vegetable 10 fl. oz. tin....... SOUP CATSUP ICECREAM MARGARME CONTADINA 14 fl. oz. tin..... (Limit 3 cuitomir, plww) Meodowgold Assorted Gallon..... "L" Brand 100% pure Vegetable Oil 1 Ib. net CANADA GRADE "A" BEEF INTRODUCING "I" BRAND TOOTHPASTE r 70 Our own Brand 100% Guaranteed SWIFT'S PREMIUM Wieners SIRLOIN i, PORTERHOUSE and WING it ;