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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuescloy, Novombor 17, 1970- i j Tamilw Com- puter dating services don't al- ways make a perfect match, the city's cons u m e r affairs commissioner, Bess Myers on Grant, said here. She said one girl complained that a dating service matched her with a man who walked into her apartment wearing nothing but an overcoat. A city investigator found that another agency was arranging dates for a young man with a long history of mental instabil- ity. Mrs. Grant said "automated dating services which use com- puters to find the ideal mate capitalize on the insecurity of the charging from 57 to for a list of names. She said several women who signed contracts for more than complained that after six months they had not had a sin- gle date. One agency charged extra if the client decided to marry the person with'whom he matched, Mrs. Grant said. To assure the additional fee, it Former writer about nature 100 old TORONTO (CP) Anne Mer- rill, a newspaper woman spe- cializing in nature stories, has celebrated her 100th birthday. Miss Merrill was women's ed- itor of The Mail and Empire until 1929. As a free-lance writer she wrote weekly columns on birds for that newspaper and its suc- cessor, The Globe ami Mail, for 20 years beginning in 1943. The columns, Wings in the Wind, were published in book form in 1934, She was a correspondent in London, England, for a number of Canadian dailies during the First WorW War would send an employee to pro- pose marriage. Mrs, Grant said many con- tracts have no cancellation provisions, and clients discover they are obliged to pay for un- wanted future services. This commissioner said federal and state laws should require can- cellation provisions so dissatis- fied clients can get out without big costs. Mrs. Grant said high priced agencies advertise that they carefully screen applicants and eliminate any ex-convicts, alco- holics, drag addicts and mental cases. She cautioned anyone who in- tended to use a dating service to "investigate it carefully be- fore signing a contract or hand- ing over any money." UNICEF cards now available UNICEF greeting cards, and calendars are now available, ac- cording to a news release from the Canadian UNICEF Commit- tee. In Lethbridge they may be purchased at the University bookstore, the Middle Earth, 300 9th St. S., Mrs. R. Leskiw at 327-2774 or Mrs. Mary Oordt at 327-206C. The sale of greeting cards last year provided about half of the Canadian UNICEF Commit- tee's total contribution o? million to the United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF provides not only powdered milk, blankets, and medical supplies in emergen- cies, but assistance In fields of mother child health care, schooling, vocational training and disease eradication. IT'S THE "NOW" look. Suede jacket and {ringed skirt are worn over a fou- lard-print jump suit. Outfit is accented with opcra- Icngth strand of pearls. Ban the bra agree icomen say no VANCOUVER (C P) One of the agree, don't agree statements in s "women's lib" poll con- ducted recently in a hotel lobby In downtown Vancou- ver was: "Burning the bra is beautiful." Male voters agreed 133 votes to 84 but the women voted to uphold the lo 30. Both sexes overwhelm- ingly opposed the proposal that a woman should be "barefoot, prcgnan' and in the kitchen." One male answerer added an afterthought: "Buy them shoes." Bulging mail bag, main problem CALGARY (CP) The di- mensions of an over-filled mail bag seem to grow even larger when it is slung from the shoulder of Calgary's first woman letter carrier. For 22-year-old Marilyn Remiey, the bag is one of the toughest aspects of the route which takes her through part of downtown twice daily. Although there are no snarl- ing dogs along the way and much of the circuit is through the controlled atmosphere of apartment buildings and off- ices, she has other hurdles. Her uniform is makeshift- blue jeans and a borrowed her oversized cap tends to slip over her eyes. A woman's uniform has been ordered by the post off- ice and Mrs. Renney hopes it will arrive before the really cold weather Despite the minor inconven- iences, she has only good things to say about her job. She finds the pay good, the workers friendly and the exer- cise great for the lost 15 pounds since she began in early September. Vole for women a step closer iu Switzerland ZURICH (Keulsr) women moved a step nearer to being able to vote in national elections here when men in the Zurich canton district agreed to give them suffrage in can- tonal affairs. In a referendum, a total of meit voted for the pro- posal and against. Ten of Switzerland's 25 dis- tricts have given women the right to vote in cantonal af- fairs. A national referendum is scheduled to be held next year on a government proposal already approved by both houses of parliament to give women the vote at federal lev- el. Like every other trainee, she received five days of pre- liminary work before starting on her own, "That was a bad start. I got to work at 7 a.m. and didn't finish the route until 12 hours later. "I was so tired I cried; I wanted to quit right there." Not only did she stay, but she went out one evening and had "one of the best scores I've bowled all season." Most working days she ar- rives at a.m. and com- pletes two hours of paper work in the dopot before start- ing her route. In the after- noons there is more paper work and another delivery tor businesses. "The secretaries I deliver to are were really surprised my first dsy on the I don't have to liglil off even one vicious dog." He husband, Dennis, has MARILYN RENNEY loses 15 pounds on job. worked six years for tte post office and since he enjoyed the work, s' decided to apply. JOB IS A NATUKAL "It's a natural for a woman. The salary is better than most jobs offer and the work is much more fun than sitting behind a desk all t "And though thers aran't many woman letter carriers in Canada yet, I'm sure there will be lots more applicants when girls find out the job is open to them." She applied in January, a te.-'. shortly after and finished sfcdh highest among 50 applicants, 49 of them men. She received a form letter in a few weeks saying her grades were not good enough for immediate employment, but in August she was asked to come for ai; interview and the job was hers. TRAVELLING CHILDREN When travelling with children rotate seating arrangements every two hours to avoid crowd- ing and boredom. Woman editor dies at 102 NORTH BATTLEFORD (CP) Jessie D. Degcar, for many years associated wiUi the newspaper industry, died here. She was 102. Mrs. Degear settled in Bat- tleford, Sask., in 1882 where her falher, Patrick Gammie Lau- rie, printed the first edition of the Saskatchewan Herald in Aug. 1878, the Sirst newspaper in the Northwest Territories. Following her marriage to a Northwest Mounted Police vet- eran she moved from the area, but returned in 1923 after the death of her husband, to help her brother, R. C. Laurie, pub- lish The Herald. After her brother's death in 1938, Mrs. Degear published one more edition of The Her- ald before it ceased publica- tion. Do it yourself JOUBERTINA. South Africa P) _ A lady doctor. Henna van Niekerk, decided she couldn't bear her toothache until the dentist made his semi- monthly trip to this remote she pulled 14 of her own teeth. IS COMING WOMEN OF THE MOOSE TEA, BAZAAR BINGO Moose Hall 1234 3rd Avenue North Wed., Nov. 18-2 p.m. DOOR PRIZE ADMISSION 35c HAIR T It A N: S P L A N T S MONTREAL (CP) Dr. S. Herlich says "baldness cctilt! j easily become a thing ol the I past now that we have mastered 1 the simple operation of hair i transplanting.'1 Dr. Herlich, who says he has done hundreds j of transplants, explains the op- eration is short and painless. 'Hair can be transplanted from anywhere to everywhere on one person's body and the procedure i works for men and women I alike." People are the heart of our system Sometimes people get the wrong idea about a telephone system. All they see are buildings and concrete and wires and banks and banks ot elec- tronic equipment set row on row. Bui when you step inside our wotk- a-day world you'll find our heart. Because today, in our world, we employ the talents of more people Shan ever before. Even with all our elec- tronic equipment there are more operators on our staff this year, than last There is a lot of concrete and wire and equipment in a telephone system But it's all there to help people like our operators make each call a little more pleasant, a little faster and a lot more convenient. And no matter how often we serve you there s one thing we'll never be: impersonal. Because people are the hear! of our system. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;