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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta II THI LITMBMDOE HERALD Nevambar 1171 Calendar The regular meeting of the Letabridge auxiliary to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children will be held Tuesday commencing at p.m. in the home of Mrs. Angus 725 13th Street S. All Shriners wives welcome to attend. A meeting of the Major Burnett Past Noble Grands Club has been set for Tuesday afternoon in the IOOF Lethbridge. The meeting starts at p.m. The Ogden Unit of Southminster Church will meet Thursday at 8 p.m. in the borne of Mrs. Anne 1824 9th Avenue S. The Friendship Lodge will conduct their annual Christ- mas tea and bazaar in St. Augustine's Hall on Dec. 1 from 2 p.m. to p.m. Mrs. M. Atkinson will be the convenor. The UCW of First United Church will sponsor a bazaar and tea in the church hall Nov. 24. There will be a bake table and delicatessen as well as a sew- ing table and novelties. WeeWhimsv Mark Levy ttte onpnd m for her quota. Sand your cMM'i quoiMion to thtt PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until LETHBRIDQE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THUBS. Nursery service will be provided The Lethbridge Chapter of the Sweet Adelines meets every Wednesday evening at 42012 St. S. in the church base- ment from 8 p.m. to p.m. All women interested in singing four part harmony are invited to attend. The regular monthly meeting of the 1914-1918 War Veteran Association will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Legion Memorial Hall. A remembrance service will be held with the guest speaker being Colonel Fred King. Transportation home will be provided if required. The next meeting of Disabl- ed on the Move has been set for 8 p.m. Tuesday in Assump- tion Church 2405 12th Ave. S Jean Battell of Ed- monton will bring a report on health care program revisions. Additional informa- tion may be obtained by phon- ing Gerald Trechka at 239-0911 or Frank Merkl at 3284029 Janice enjoys sea life PORT Ont Janice Nicholls is training to be a ship's officer and even-' tually hopes to be a captain. The 19-year-old Scar- woman has- spent five months as an of- ficer cadet aboard the ton Seaway plying the Great Lakes It's all part of the three- year marine navigation technology course she is tak- ing at Georgian community college at Owen Ont. Miss Nicholls is the only woman among 50 students in her class Part of her time aboard the Seaway Queen has been spent on' the guiding the huge bulk carrier under the watchful eye of the captain But she also did chores as a scabbing decks and scraping paint. don't know of another woman deck officer anywhere in although there could be one or two on smaller she said in an inter- view Makes wearable sculptures Arthur 41-year-old produces handcrafted jewelry-sculpture in his downtown Edmonton shop called Banyon Originals. Sculpting is a major aspect of his work. he does not call his finished product jewelry. would rather call it 'wearable he says. Back-to-nature trend a boom for crafts JACKPOT IN 52 NUMBERS S2S Jackpot Hi 7 Numbara or Laaa By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor TORONTO Buying a wall hanging could be looked at as a way to enjoy taking part in the social revolution. Paul Bennett says people are buying them as they are buying other hand-crafted to warm and humanize their surroundings. are buying mugs and table settings with slight imperfections. going back to part of the revolution. In the sparseness of apartment clean-cut and factory- these do something. The 317-5th St. S. Opan Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE FAMILY ALLOWANCE DRAW CERTIFICATE Manhandlta wall hanging has the the the color the buildings Mr. Bennett is executive di- rector of the Canadian Guild of Crafts He says the interest in crafts is boom- ing for a number of including the back-to-nature trend greater market than we have the craftsmen to meet. Every week a new gift store calls us because they want Canadian Not only are people buying craft Mr. Bennett says it is being turned out at an un- precedented rate. He says the gap between hobbyists and career craftsmen is widening because more and more careerists are highly trained in their skills. But in he that will benefit every- one interested in pro- buyers and hobby- ists. are more and more true professionals working in the crafts. public still thinks of of the hobby craft. But we are aware there is emerg- ing a generation of pro- fessional craftsmen on a par with painters or sculptors. cannot take a week of macrame and call yourself a craftsman. The 15-minute course can only teach a tech- but there is much more to it. arts need as much dis- cipline as any other business. He said people sometimes buy a wall hanging or ce- ramic work now because they cannot afford a painting or sculpture but he hopes those days will end when new stan- dards of quality are es- tablished. can buy a nice pot for or but that's not true in every country. If you go to you can pay He said he believes there is a change and blurring in the arts. traditional painting that was a canvas in a frame left some time ago. Paintings go up the wall and across the ceiling. No daylight time move OTTAWA The gov- ernment does not appear to be having seconds thoughts about using daylight time to conserve energy during the cold winter months. IM60 MINIOW HALU4015ft Aw. N. NOVEMBER 20th it 8 p.m. I FMJadvotSttlnSSIIoa.'-aMlJaetpolSTOIfiHItoa. and par 11.00 t Frw Oamaa Door oMfciin under __________Ipomarad byA.U.U.C. ASSOCIATION ITS EVERY TUESDAY A.H.A.F.UMT34 ON Ml AVENUES. ACROSS FROM PALM DAIRY Draw Moot S Saturday draw MINI fw SAAN -VALUES GALORE WEEKLY BINGO IS NOW A17 QAME PUBLIC BINGO ARMY NAVY and AIR FORCE HALL TUESDAY InTtttl EVERY INNEW PUBLIC ANAFHALL Jackpot MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS WTMCLlMMOOWi Mra may ba pwronatad H ptayw hat deer owd and MM 4 MW MM or brown AN including on a Qravn Card. NeCMMranUndtr It Twn of Aft Soviet-bloc tightens loose abortion law By GWYNNE ROBERTS VIENNA So- viet-bloc states in southeast Europe are tightening once liberal abortion laws to halt declining birth rates and of- fering financial incentives to persuade couples to produce more children. Abortion is one of the most frequently performed oper- ations in this but au- thorities now are worried that this might lead to economic disaster. Communist media warn that over-all population fig- ures may begin to shrink un- less present trends are re- versed. East-bloc govern- ments also clearly fear eco- nomic progress could be se- riously impeded by aging East European at- tacked for attaching more im- portance to a car than a are urged to think in terms of two to three children or more and forgo the material lux- uries enjoyed by smaller family groups. As govern- ments are increasing family allowances and payments made to mothers forced to give up regular work during pregnancy and the post-natal period. But there is also wide- spread concern over the health dangers caused by abortion. Bulgarian health authorities have released a statistical survey which shows between 25 to 30 per cent of women un- dergoing the operation suf- fered damage to their health. In many they this meant the women's abil- ity to have children was im- paired. Abortion laws in Bulgaria Garden plots end summer with soup CALGARY More than 100 families contributed some vegetables to make a soup for a festival at Family Gardens 40 miles south of here. The festival marked the conclusion of a summer's work for both amateur and veteran city gardeners who rented plots along a creek in Squaw Coulee. In addition to traditional participants grew cantaloups vine-ripened garlic and sunflowers. Many harvested almost worth of fresh vegetables from 25-by-50 foot plots. Some gave produce away to their others sold it through the Calgary farmers' market and two built cold storage rooms in their basements. The Family Gardens pro- ject was started last spring by Dave a professional engineer who grew up on a Calgary district and Jack who owns the farm on which the project is located. GET OUT OF CITY wanted to encourage people to get out of the city for a few days during the summer and renew their contact wun nature. They also wanted to help Alberta become more self-sufficent in vegetable production. The project covers 320 acres of rolling country over which piot renters and their children are free to roam. The garden plots cover 10 acres. The plots range from 25 by 50 feet for by 50 feet for and 50 by 100 feet for Water from an irrigation system is optional at Although some apartment dwellers rented most were rented by home owners with families. Mr Shier and Mr. Smith ar- range preparation of the including applying sheep manure and staking Power portable lawn ra- tape recorders and record players were as were herbicides. Mr. Smith is looking for land to establish more such plots many in one place would be he it would defeat the pur- pose of the which is to provide a place where people can get away from crowds and Juvenile crimes rise in Europe have a liberal tradition and women could in the past prac- tically decide the question for .themselves. But now the situ- ation has changed. Women form an power base in Bulgaria where about one-fifth of the national parliament is female. They also provide a sizable per- centage of the skilled work force. Staunch opposition from these quarters was reported to have helped quash even stiffer restrictions on abortion laws. Women with no children or just one child now are forbid- den to interrupt pregnancy. Exceptions are made for girls under women over 45 and in cases of grave rape or incest. Abortion is allowed for womerTwith two or more chil- but only if the preg- nancy is less than 10 weeks ad- vanced Last year there were an es- timated abortions which contributed to a significant reduction in the national birth rate. Be- tween 1969 and the rate dropped from 17 to 15.4 per thousand people. Statisticians calculate that when it dips to around 12 the population level is stagnant with deaths cancelling out births. A declining rate is also a fact of life for Hungary and abortion laws have been stif- fened. The problem is more serious than in Bulgaria. Health Minister Dr Zoltan Szabo disclosed recently that the national birth rate had sagged to 14.7 per thousand and the population was only increasing at a rate of 3.3 per thousand annually. The number of legally in- duced abortions was last well in excess of the live births. Hungary has also expressed anxiety about health dangers associated with abortion and has made the contraceptive pill more freely available. Hungarian medical author- ities believe an increase in premature births is largely due to abortion. About 10 to 11 per cent of all live births are premature in worst rate in Europe. Abortion has been prac- tically banned in since the mid-60s and there are indications that the Buch- arest government is waging a campaign against increasing numbers of doctors ready to perform the operation ille- a fee. i By PAUL MAJENDIE PARIS Juvenile delinquency has risen sharply in Western Europe and governments now have decid- ed to'attack the root of the maladjusted family life. A recent meeting of Euro- pean ministers responsible for family affairs highlighted the problem of delinquent children. Statistics from the Council of Europe helped to hammer home the urgency of the situation. A Council of Europe report entitled Children and Young Persons at Risk showed that in France the number of judg- ments passed on criminals un- der 18 had increased by 180 per cent from 1958 to 1969. In West Germany the number of offenders under 14 rose by 77 per cent between 1963 and while in Scotland the figure leapt by 85 per cent. In Belgium figures showed that the number of young peo- ple to appear in court has shot up 400 per cent within a decade. These statistics acted as a basis for discussion by minis- ters from 15 European nations who attended a conference in Nice in September. After examining their find- the ministers are attempting to put into action across Europe the one deci- sion they all agreed quent children should be treated within their own families rather than in an in- stitution whenever possible. The ministers agreed that though often a more expensive process was infinitely preferable to cure. The Council of Europe report showed thai a primary cause of maladjustment was an unsatisfactory early mother-child relationship. This was highlighted by one significant only 30 per cent of the prostitutes hi Copenhagen were brought up by their parents. The ministers decided it was essential to give the fami- ly unit as much psychological and financial aid as was possible. Europe's social services must be folly and their qualified personnel sharply increased to stem the flow of the ministers said. Also they had the novel idea of trying within their in- dividual states to form specialized families which could be equipped to take disturbed children into their care. But while stressing that a happy family life was the best possible the ministers hit out at the quality of life in Europe by saying that many modem residential areas totally failed to cater to children's needs. They castigated town plan- ners who failed to put play- grounds and do-it-yourself workshops high among their priorities in building new liv- ing quarters. Nov. 19 Jackpot Hot ALARM SI Canto Pay S5 Door PrlM Fraa othor Regular or 5 tar SI 13th 81 and 6th Aw. N. No eMMran under 16 aNowad This Week's Specials HAI KARATE AFTERSHAVE 4 oz.-Reg. 1.75 LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT 326-6th8t.S. Prices effective Nov. 19 to Nov. 24 We reserve the right to limit quantities ;