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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBBIDGE HERALD Saturday, 1971 '1 if you ask me... By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer Don't gel pregnant in Lethbridge you're likely to give birth to a nervous breakdown. This is not a male chauvinist speaking. It's a fut- ure father going out of his mind because his wife is going out of hers. You see, she's just reaching the stage where her wardrobe can do no good but decorate the closet. It should be a simple enough thing to buy maternity clothes, but that's not so in Lethbridge. The best you can do is find an obscure sign in one of the department stores beneath which is an even more obscure, and limited supply of what can only be called the pre-natal blues. Maybe it's just my wife's size. Without child, she's something like a size seven or eight. Apparently, when you are pregnant, you don't just move up 'a size or two the maternity clothes have been designed to accommodate your condition at your normal clothes size. No kidding, the are only six pairs of slacks in the whole city that are as small as size eight. Seven of those are fitted with elastic waistbands, which, for some reason are uncomfortable. The other pair has a pouch and is scratchy. (That pair, by the way, was a wild plaid which clashes with any of the tops that are available, my wife says.) There is an alternative, which I guess we'll have to take. Make your own clothes. But, the cost of material here is as much as the finished product. Some saving. Another thing, which I would like to tie in with the landslide Conservative victory in the recent elec- tion here, is the attitude people appear to take toward pregnant women. It's other women, mostly. My wife (who doesn't show that much) and a pregnant friend can't walk down the street without drawing long stares. Maybe they don't know how it happened. Or why. Or maybe it's against their religion. Religion is a big thing in Lethbridge, you know. While walking into one store, to look at maternity clothes, naturally, I overheard two women snickering as they pointed at my wife and her friend, "I wonder if she's going to try on the new styles." I'll bet anything they voted Conservative. You know, keep the status quo. Don't change what we have. That means keep the population the same and don't get pregnant. If the opposite of a Conservative is a Liberal, then the Lethbridge Herald is truly a Liberal paper. In the editorial department alone, three reporters and one photographer have pregnant wives. Well, local businessmen, there's maybe ?200 you've missed out on by not having a decent stock of mater- nity clothes. And, Lethbridge women, take heart. It may happen to you some day. HELP WANTED ELKS CLUB ef LETHBRIDGE HAS OPENINGS FOR 2 BARTENDERS Experience preferred but not essential. Applications will received up to Nov. 25th, 1972 Phone Manager 327-7219 far interview 6Total team work vital' to solve agro problems A system approach to agri- culture is needed to maximize the goals of (he industry and all its segments, according to Sistffr Mary Thomas More. Sister More, a noted U.S. agricultural lecturer from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, said the principle of a systems ap- proach is that all elements in- volved in an issue should be in- volved in the resolution of that issue. In the agricultural industry, starting with the basic commo- dity group, there is a need for a team effort of all elements in order that they may reach the full aspirations of the group. Sister More said to achieve this goal, there must be con- sultation, co-operation and co- ordination of all actions and activities within the commodi- ty group. This should filter up through all commodity groups to affect the entire agricultural industry. She said if all elements of the "agro politan community" could engage complete agree- ment, if individuals of this "community" would take full responsibility for their actions, the team effort would benefit all concerned. She said there is not enough involvement by member of the agricultural community in committees, task forces and groups studying agriculture. An example quoted by Sister More is the U.S. task force re- port on rural area develop- ment. This report suggested the continued movement of rural people to the city was a healthy situation. "There wasn't one fanner on that task force she said. She added that there wasn't one farmer on the committee which studied the wage and price control measure in the U.S. "Farmers are being left out in the cold when the deci- sions affecting them are made." It could be that a lot of peo- ple are not willing to get out and work, she said. This SISTER MORE Theatre du Nouveau Monde to present play at university A French-language dramati- zation of Cervantes' Don Quix- ote will be presented Nov. 29 at p.m. in the U of L drama theatre. The production, Quichotte, Is. Folk concert set for U of L The U of L Students' Society is sponsoring a folk concert, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. in the U of L gymnasium. The concert's feature per- former will be Valdy, compos- er-singer from Victoria, B.C. Valdy is known for his popular number, Sing Me A Rock 'n' Roll Song. Tickets, available from the U of L Students' Society, are fl for students and for non- students. Tickets will also be available at the door. by the Les Jeunes Comediens du Theatre du Nouveau Monde, under: the organization of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Theatre du Nouveau Monde's visit to Lethbridge Is sponsored by the U of L department of modem languages. The group's stop in Leth- bridge is part of their 10th cross-Canada tour. Theatre du Nouveau Monde's eight mem- bers will enact Quichotte with a minimum of props and cos- tumes and a maximum of ex- aggerated language and ges- ture. Tickets to the production arc available from the U of L mod- ern languagges department, phone 329-2560, or from Leist- er's Music in downtown Leth- bridge. The price is 50 cents for students and (1 for adults. doesn't leave very many per- sons to do the necessary consul- ting, co-ordination and co-op- eration. "A systems approach IB a sensible she said "But it can't be applied vtth hanky panky and bickering within a separate segment ol thp industry. Total team work is vital." She stressed that the farm segment of the national econo- my is the one which should be applying the systems approach because It can least afford to continue operating as is. She told the crowd to core about themselves as Individuals as well as for their fellow farm workers, the agricultural indus- try and their country to do something quickly bee a u s e time is something they have. ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting for Uni- farm will be held in Edmonton Dec. 12 to 15. Five delegates will attend from Lethbridge. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 326-1778 We Are Pleated to Announce Thai we now official Dialers for L.D.S. Books, Missionary and Geneological Supplies Far the 151st Quorum of the 70'i We hove a lorgi Inventory of ftooks ond Supplies, with ample fret parking to make your shopping convenient to you. Spud groups elect executives Two positions on the :ive of the Alberta Potato Com- mission were filled at the group's annual meeting in >ridge Thursday. Ken Cook, a wholesaler repre- sentative from Calgary, was elected chairman ot the seven- man group. A potato grower, Bill Visser of Edmonton was elected vice-chairman. The other representatives from industry are Jack Iwabu- chi and Ross Jensen, both of Edmonton. Morris Taguchl of 'fta-e Eutte, Kutz Okuma of 'auxhall and Harry Boss of Bow Island are the other grow- er representatives. The executive for the Alberta Potato Growers Association was filled with Peter Goutbeck of Edmonton elected president. Richard Kanegawa of Vauxhall was elected vice-president and Corky Grcot of Edmonton secretary-treasurer. Phil Thomas, secretary-man- age of the potato commlKlon, was named honorary secretary for the growers group. The Seed Growers Associa- tion of Alberta, a group of po- tato seed producers, elected E-nie Lewis oE Edmonton pres- ident. Mr. Thomas was named secretary-treasurer. Jack Klassen of Taber is the potato extension agent for the potato commission. Frost hits south potatoes Frost damage to southern Al- berta's potato acreage remains unvaluated while producers in northern Alberta are reel 1 n g from losses reaching Phil Thomas, secretary-man- ager of the Alberta Potato Commission, said up to acres of potatoes were-destroy- ed in an area north of Calgary. Most ol the 62 producers affect- ed farm near Edmonton. He said 184 provincial grow- ers south of Calgary definitely sultered some losses but these were undetermined at present. "The losses were very variable throughout the south." SERVICE AWARD Ed Shimbashi of Barnwell receive! an award of appreciation of service from Butch O'Donnell on behalf of the Alberta Potato Growers Association. served two terms as past president of the group and has had a voice in the group's operations since inception 10 years age. HB presently is serving as director ot association. Bloods opposing proposal to close reserve hospital The Blood Indian Hospital at Hoses Ls'ke, adjacent to Card- ston, is "inadequate" to meet he needs of Blood band mem- wrs, says a consulting firm re- port. The consulting firm was hir- ed to review the health services required by the Blood band, fol- owing a March, 1971 meeting wtween the Blood band coun- cil and the medical services jranch of the department of na- tional health and welfare. RECOMMENDATIONS The study disclosed: Municipal hospitals in com- munities surrounding the Blood reserve provided the necessary OFDital care needed; The Blood Indian Hospital be closed: Facilities at the Cardston Municipal Hospital be enlarged 'so there will be sufficient reds for all t'hc people in the lospital district including the Jlood Ensure that the band will lave ample represerf.alicn on Ite Municipal Hospital board; The department of health and welfare, in co-operation with Hie Blood band and others, ar- range tcr community health services at Standoff. BIASED REPORT Some Blood band members, not Involved in the current council election campaign, charged the report Is "biased." The consultants, all of non- native o-igin, consulted prim- arily with "white" doctors and Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Serving South Alberta for over half a century (1922-1972) presents THE SUNDAY HOUR THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS present 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' DIRECTOR ANNE CAMPBEtt Accompanists; Piono Bnrlho Kopp Guilar MarV Nelson Drums Gary Wood SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19th to a.m. and to 12 MIDNIGHT CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avonuo Soulh 703 13lh Strool Norlh 2nd CENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELLORS FOR PRE-ARI1ANGEMENTS (Authorized by fill Albtrla Government Stcurily Commilllon) nurses but "few they said. They felt there should have been more consultation with Indian people "It should have teen done at the grass roots level." Federal money, originally destined for Indians, should be used to upgrade and modern- ize the Blood Indian Hospital instead of being spent on the Cardston hospital, they said. COMPARISON The hospital amalgamation was compared with the inte- grated school system where federal money was spent on non-native schools while re- serve schools gradually de- cayed. "And the Integrated school system hat so far proved a fail- ure for us at least In southern Alberta." The study allegedly contains numerous "inaccuracies." Contrary to statements by Dr. 0. J. Rath, Prairie region- al director for the national health and welfare department, some Blood administrative of- ficials believe the hospital clos- ure "is being crammed down our throats." They charge the Blood coun- cil has been deceived because the national health department and CaTdston officials have heH some secretive meetings with- out any Blood representation _ although the venture lj alleged- ly supposed to be a tri-party involvement. "That's doing things behind our (Indian) backs, isn't asked on Blood member. However, Mr. Rath, In an open letter to the Blood bax) council said: you may rest nwured that we mil continue to work with ibe Blood band and other parties concerned for improve- ment of health services in your district." "We can only achieve this goal if we all work together for the common good." Although no firm decision has yet bsea made, Mr. Rath said the amalgamation of hospital services has been "agreed in prinicple" by the three parties. Coal being stockpiled Aqua Tech plant to start next month Aqua Tech Ltd., the first plant in Canada to manufac- ture activated carbon for anti- pollution systems, is scheduled to begin operation in Lethbridge early next month. Stockpiling of a special lig- nite coal at a new seam near Canmorc, west of Calgary, starts later this month for ship- ment to the plant. The plant, at 3719 2nd Avc. N., will employ 16 persons, some of wham have been hired. The reel will be sought after the chemical en- gineer and manager, Ernie Pearson, arrives Nov. 27. Activated carbon is used for water purification, air filtering, in municipal sewage treatment systems, oil refining, brewing and distilling, cigarette filters, sugar refining, and gas process- ing. Until now, the supply of ac- tivated carbon for Canadian in- dustry has been imported last year to the time of eight million pounds worth more than million. The Aqua Tech plant will have an initial capacity of one million pounds per year. Pro- visions liiwe been made to ex- pand the plant to a capacity of 5.75 million pounds of activat- ed carbon yearly. Expansion is planned over the next five years. About a doicn foreign Inter- ests hnvo requested about 64, 000 pounds of Aqun Tech's prod- uct, hut officials sny there won't enough produced lo en- tirely satisfy the Canadian market and export as well. One large United States chemical firm has approached Aqua Tech to license the pro- cess. Wesley funeral Monday Funeral services lor George Henry Wesley, one of southern Alberta's best known ranchers and baseball figures, will be held Monday at the Southmin- stcr United Church at 1 p.m. Mr. Wesley, of Granum, died In Fort Macleod Friday appar- ently of a heart attack. He wai 69. Born in Illinois, he moved lo Maiyborrics in 1911 and lived there (or 14 years. Afterwards he owned and operated a farm in the New Dayton area and i ranch til Wrentham. He moved lo Granum to operate ranch in 1949. For 10 years, foe owned and managed baseball clubs in Lcth- bridge nnd Granum. Survivors include his wife, Anna: Iwo sons, Gordon and Lee of Grnnuni; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Campbell of Fort Mncleod; 11 grandchil- dren; two sisters, Mrs. Margt- ret Grnyson of Brooks, and Mrs. Gladys Nottingham of Lothbridge: nnd two brothers, Paul nnd Frod, holh of Leth- bridge. Interment will follow al Moun- tain View Cotndery. ;