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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE 1ETHBBIDGE HERALD Wednesday, November 4, 1970 TV, Sporls, Service Clubs Main Obstacles To Growth Survey Shows Fraternal Groups Membership Down AN ASSET TO ANY FIRM Peter Homann, right, installation manager of a cenfral heating firm presents a cheque for pounds written on the bare midriff of 20-year-old Linda Pocock "Miss Warmth 1970" io an official at a branch of ihe National Westminster Bank in London. The money is to pay for the four-day holiday in Spain, which Homann'i firm is offering iho first 100 persons who buy a central heating system from them. Insects Still Top Earth's Creatures BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) Insects have skittered and buzzed around for some 300 mil- lion years, and today, despite poisons end fly swatters, they still number nine out of every ID of the earth's creatures. Given its way the insect would steal man's food and fibre, endanger his health. But the insect has been controlled, largely with the use oE poisons. Only man now has set aside his strongest per- sistent pesticides such as DDT. He discovered that the same po- tencies that made them effec- tive against bugs wade them a danger to man as well. The United Sates government has been gradually restricting DDT usage in all but essential areas in tlie wake of iniJreasing evi deuce of long-range pesticide poisoning. In Canada, the federal gov- ernment imposed Jan. 1 severe restrictions on the use of DDT. Prime Jfinister Trudeau esti- mated tlie steps would mean a 90-per-cent reduction in the amount of DDT used. So man again is faced with prospects of wormy apples and crop diseases, and resultant prices. As one farmer higher put it: "Fine. Go ahead. Get rid ol DDT. It will cut my work 60 per cent, cut my expenses w per cent, and raise the price of food 200 per cent." MAKING NEW WEAPONS Is the situation that dire? What will happen to the food supply? Will tiiere be a hug ex- plosKKi? And, if not DDT, then what? The fact is that man's arsenal against (lie persistent pest is jammed nilh weapons, and the armorers are fashioning new- ones every year. Says Dr. iVcd 5. Bayley of the U.S. agriculture department: "We're hopeful that if we pro- ceed in a responsible manner, we can protect the puhlic health and still provide the housewife with food at a reasonable lie's the man upho is trying to guide the farmer away from tlie use of persistent pesticides where is posiblc. "1 don't they have to be used more often. Generally, as a class, they are more potent than DDT. But since they are more potent, they are more a hazard to the men who work the fields nnd who apply the pesticides. NEED NEW OUTLOOK 'We want to be sure we don't eliminate DDT for essential says Bayley. "Tliis is one of the reasons ive are proceed- ing as we we dfln't cre- ate problems worse than the ones we have." There are only two major think we have to come wormy he says. to crops in the U.S. where DDT is cotton and oranges, The agriculture department is studying the use of DDT on cot- ton carefully, and with reason, There is no point in killing the crop by not killing the pests that plague it. In short, there are some legit- imate uses for DDT and the other persistent pesticides. But there also is a need for a new philosophy of use that will guard against overuse. Take oranges. A little crea- ture called a thrip stings the orange. It doesn't hurt the taste of the fruit. But it docs produce a blemish on the skin. Say the growers: you can get the public to buy those oranges stung by thrins, we'll stop spraying for thrips." A small experiment in the ag- riculture department's J) e a d- quarters building in Washington showed some of Ihe problems. Two displays of oranges, sprayed and unsprayed, were set up in the lobby. But only lalf of the people asked said hey would buy the unspraycd, ess-attractive cranges. SEX TIIK ANSWER? Agriculture department re- searchers have been looking for years for alternatives to pesti- cides. One o[ the most effective techniques these have developed is researchers the sterile male mei od. Sirce some in- sects mate only once, if they can lie induced to mate with sterile males their eggs will never hatch. Another promising technique is plant breeding which can de- prive some insects of a vulnera- bility in the plant upon which they rely. By VICTOH STANTON Canadian Press Slaff Writer F r a t e rnal organizations, with a tolal memberslup in Canada of more than one mil- lion persons, are finding tele- vision, sports, service clubs, welfare legislation, youth's opposition to the organiza- tions' basic precepts and ttws passivity of their oim mem- bers all obstacles to further growth. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that manv of the country's dozens of fraternal societies university f r a- ternities and at best only standing still at membership levels achieved five or more years ago- Organizations on the up- swing differ in general from the traditional ritual-oriented "fcr Goil country" vari- ety, although a number of the latter are cutting back on the ceremonies and regalia in an effort to attract young mem- bers. The growth or decline of in- dividual organizations varies across the 'Duntry and cannot be described as characteris- tically rural or urban in pat- tern. SHR1NERS AKE UP For example, the largest oF the organizations surveyed, the Ancient Free and Ac- cepted Masons, has added to its last recorded (1963) na- tional membership of according to one source, while a spokesman for the Masonic order in Quebec said member- ship in that province has been declining since 1SS2. Masonic nembersliip is also reported down in New Bruns- wick, stable in Prince Edward Island, dropping off in Ontario and strong in Saskatchewan. Membership in the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, more com- monly known as Shriners, tho peak of the Masonic hier- archy, has been increasing steadily in all provinces in re- cent years, and totalled more than across Canada this fall, an increase of almost five per cent from three months previous. William E. Hartnoll of Cooksville, Cut., who handles public relations for the Shri- ners, described the orders members as "a bunch of jok- ers who like to work with kids, to make them happy and forget their problems." The Slirinecs sponsor cir- cuses, parades and football games to raise money for 22 hospitals for crippled children in the United States and Can- ada. Canadian hospitals are in Montreal and Winnipeg. The Masonic order is open to any male, 21 years or over, "of good regardless of race, religion or politics, Mr. Hartnoll said, adding, however, that "99.99 per cent of our members are Protes- tants." FORESTERS BOOMING Probably the organization enjoying the greatest boom in membership is the Independ- ent Order of Foresters, an in- ternational fraternal benefit organization with headquar- ters in Toronto. In 1045, the organization had a world membership of Today there are in.OOO members in Canada alone and a worldwide total of Membership in the IOF is attained through purchase of insurance and while it took the order 32 years to have its first billion dollars worth of insurance in force, the second billion mark was reached be- tween and 1067 and a third billior. was recorded by the end of While non-sectarian, "we do expect members to have a be- lief in said IVarren Pot- ter, public relations officer for the IOF. The organization has an ini- tiation ceremony and a frater- nal handshake, but the initia- tion is not and "we dont through a lot of mumbo Mr. Potter said. Oilier organizations with a Canadian membership e x- cccdinR include the Loj-.-i Orange Association and the Knighls of Columbus. Tiie Orangemen, open to Protestants only, havo about plus about Sex nltr.ictanls are anotherj n.scct thai sceU to exploit. SCHOOL 1 S55 WASHINGTON fllculer) There arc substitute poisons for against ihc bug. Para- thion and malalhioii arc two ot ri-placemetil pesticides for DM'. I Serous chVmicals produced by over The replnrommts tar the I ho insect enable them to find j 25 an average of 50 per DDT-type pesticides have Ihe; each olhcr anil male even cent more than men with just advantage Mint they do not lm-i Iliough they arc spread all over high school diplomas, the U.S. gcr as ions in the. soil, and do a field. census bureau said Tuesday, not keep their clicmicnl inlcg- Tlie sex atlractanls can be i The (ignres showed urc inserts to traps or earnings fnr universi rity as long a field. Tlie sex sn Hint Incy don't used to hir become stmvd m the body fat o! death vats, although one prob- animals. Hut the (act thai Ihcy lem is synllinsijini; tho attrac- don't linger ;u long may tanls in the Jaboraloiy. average ity gradn- ales in 1908 of compared with for those who only completed high school, another junior ranks and rrgmi'natioK, Ihe Grand Black Chapter of Brit- ish America Black Knights, which docs nol dis- clr- r.v -berslpp. DON'T GET INVOIiVKl) Another members 1-ng to the Loyal True Blue a ki 1ml organi- zation that maintains orphan- ages jointly will] Ihe Loyal Or-----Association. Orange mem' rsliip across was described by Gcr- don secretary o[ Ihe Grand Orange Lodge of Can- ada, as ''fnirly static." He cflt the membership "is more passive don't get The True B u e s, more rtau ehly dedicated to Hie Protestant cause and sup- porters of "one lan- guage one rchcol sys- tem, have been declining in membership. The reason for tin's, said Marjorie Hoidge, grand secre- tary for Canada, is that younger generation don't seem to go in for these things." "It's the trend of today and can't cope with it." Membership in the Knights of Columbus stands at about Members arc .ill Komaii Catholic males, al- though ,111 official woman's auxiliary is under considera- tion. James C. Cote, slate deputy for Ontario, said (bat wJjile the organization continues lo grow, "Ihe increase in growth is not as great as it used lo bo live years ago." "There are more things for teen-rgers to da toMy.'' .'-'so, "people are not going out to cir as liiev used io." The practice of wearing robes at organizational cere- monies may not continue be- cause of (lie expense involved, Mr. Cote said. Sl'ON'SOR TEACHING The Knights have an insur- ance program "with more than SI billion in active and support institu- tions for the aged, needy and disaster victims, as well as sponsoring advertising pro- grams to bring leaehings of Catholicism to non-Catholics. Another organization report- ing a membership drop was the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a spokesman blamed the mobility of youth and a growing preference for service clubs ralher than fra- ternal orgmiixflttons for (lie genera! decline. Another tht Sons of England, is expected to become dormant In Canada by Ihe end of nest yenr. One organization that tins been of pvaclising prejudice is the Loyal Order of Moose which lias about members in Canada. Applicants for membership in the organization, ivhieli lus its headquarters in Chicago, must sign a form stating: "I lieveby certify (hat I am of sound mind and body, being a member of Ihe Cauca- sian white race, and am not married lo one of any other race, not a member of the Communist party, have never been convicted of a felony, and a believer in a Supreme Being." A member of the (Mario legislature recently called for Hie banning of this "disgust- ing racist organization." A spokesman for the order said Canadian attempts to re- move the race requirement from the organization's charter liave been blocked in the United States. For COIDS and GRIPPE 1. Rest in bed 2. Drink plenty of fluids 3. Take Aspirin to reduce fever and relieVgjain ASPIRIN WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER FAST Aspirin is the Registered Trade Mark of The Bayar Company, Limited, Aurora, Ontario GOAT SPECTACULAR Racks and racks of our Regular coats ON SALE NOW In our College Mall Shopping Centra and 326 Seventh Siaii South Here they ate opulent fur trimmed styles and fabulous untrimmed styles in Mini, and regular lengths, lustrous mink, frosty fox, bleached racoon, tipped and plain lamb, (op luxurious wood lit solids and tweeds. Wet look styles and many pant coals are included wilh thii huge selection on sale. You're sure to find the fabrics, the Furs, and the shades you want. Junior sizes 5 to 15, Missel tiles 8 la 18. GROUP THREE FALL DRESSES ON SALE TOO! Dreisei wilh io many fashion livesl Then are fne dress styles and prices to your heart. Double knils, tweeds, herringbones, easy care fortrels and sweat- er dresses you'll wear limitless ways limitless places. A wide range of colour! and styles in sizes 7 to IS. A Select Group of BETTER COATS Regular 17.00 to 22.00 Drop in lo the store neare card or open cm account Io spectacular fall savings. Regular 13.00 to 30.00 327 7tli Street South Collego Mall ;