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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-W.dnwday, November 20, 1974 Travelling in a converted school bus THE BETTER HALF By Barnes r "Did you ever think what a menace to society you'd be if all that turned into Gypsies exhibit an alternate life-style By PEGGY PAWELKO Nelson Daily News NELSON, B.C. (CP) Sam Wolfenson and his family have moved 24 times in six years and never left home. Like gypsies, they take their converted school bus with them wherever they go. Equipped with all the com- forts of home, the bus has an added attraction, an airplane canopy from a B-45 jet bomber for a skylight. Sam picked the canopy up for in an army surplus store and in- stalled it with a cold chisel and hammer. Travelling throughout the Pacific Northwest and Can- ada, the Wolfensons are from the United States, but say they move so much they have no home state. Touring with them in their own unique truck caravan, are Roger and Carrin Beck and their daughter. They also lay claim to no home state. It's a life-style only the self- employed can maintain. Sam and his wife, Pat, are leather craftsmen and the Becks create jewelry. They travel from state fair to state fair in the U.S. and also sell their wares to any store that will buy them. Staying in Calgary? Stay with friends. Traditional Calgary hospitality starts with us. So the next time you're headed our way call Zenith 6-6014 from anywhere in Alberta for reservations. It's toll free. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Isn't Jhat friendly? Downtown. 9th Ave. and 1st St., next to the Calgary Tower. CP Hotels L4 In one weekend at a suc- cessful fair, Pat and Sam can make But that's a lot of caps, three suits, 36 belts and six vests. They work when they need the money and when sales are summer and before that doesn't mean they have a lot of time on their hands the rest of the year. Last year Sam spent nine months raising the roof on the bus to a height of 12 feet and installed the canopy. The inte- rior is done in pine, cedar and redwood, has a bay window and back door in the sitting room, a cosy kitchen-family room and sleeping quarters for the two boys, Indio, 9, and Zachary, 4, above the driver's seat. The cost of the renovations, including original output for the bus, totals The Wolfensons love their life-style. "It's so realistic and imme- said Pat. "There are no credit cards, no bank- books. We make money and then we spend it." Sam said they are able to live with less than most peo- ple think is necessary. They get along without luxuries like electricity, but the bus does carry 50 gallons of water (for the built-in propane, gasoline, kerosene and in winter, wood for the stove. "We are exhibiting an alter- nate said Roger Beck. "It's the old gypsy thing, but working in the sys- tem to support yourself. "It's really great to have lit- tle old ladies go into your truck and see them get turned on by the new experience." The children go to school by correspondence courses but Roger said his daughter, Diane, 8, is receiving more education by travelling. When Sam and Pat first got the bus six years ago, it was with the thought of driving around, finding a place they liked, buying some land and settling down. They enjoyed travelling so much that they never got around to buying the land. "Someday we'll settle down, though, probably on a ranch or Pat said. Chris Stewart Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE Multicocal Lens (MULTILUX) Human rights committee formed EDMONTON (CP) A human rights committee to deal mainly with the status of women has been formed by the Alberta Federation of Labor. Doreen Heath, head of the committee, said its primary objectives were to support the aims of International Women's Year, proclaimed by the United Nations for 1975 The aims include promotion of equality between men and women, educating the general public about changing at- titudes towards women's roles, ending- discrimination against women and increasing the number of women in positions of prominence. Sears where Christmas ideas begin... >6.. .you're having a houseful of guests during the festive Chn'stmas season and want to serve delkpious hot appetizers, entrees and desserts in minutes Ask Santa for a Kenmore Microwave oven Happy days! What a great Christmas gift. What a time saver too. With this Microwave oven you can cook a whole dinner for four, including rolls, baked potatoes and layer cake in just 30 minutes. It actually cuts cooking time by up to Save time on clean-ups too because you can cook in your favorite china server or on plastic, glass or paper. The never gets hot. 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