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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, Odmbtr 17, 1970 . For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor JT takes an efficiency expert to really put the kibosh on the mini. Robert Nolan, vice - president of a management consulting firm, says that the mini has had a "disastrous effect" on the output of employees in an office. Mr. Nolan goes so far as to say that your average male office worker spends one full hour a day observing mini-skii-ted females. He even goes on to determine the three methods of observation. There's The Glance - eyes up, focused, eyes-down. This only takes one second. The Double-Take is a little longer. Eyes up, down, up again, focused, concentrating, and down. Four seconds here. The real bugbear is the Ck)ntinuous Observation. Here the mesmerized male remains enthralled for 69 seconds, a time which is based on the 120 paces it takes an average girl to walk from one spot to another. The unfortunate part about aU of this calculation according to Mr. Nolan is that 70 per cent of aU males use the continuous observation method, not lowering their gaze until the uncovered Umbs have made their way out of their line of fire, uh, sight. ? ? Mr. Nolan must work in an unusual office. Accordijig to a small sample of opinions gathered locally, Mr: Nolan has a bit to learn about inter-office relationships. There was, for instance, the candid comment from one young unmarried male that the women you work with every day are different than other girl-watching candidates. "They don't look like women, they're just people." (Hi-Grace, are you listening?) Another comment was that you looked at every woman good or bad. Still another said he looked at a man too, to see what clothes he wore. We're just a bunch of lookers, Mr. Nolan, that's all it is. The idea of one hour lost in a day's work came in for a bit of dissension, even when the boss wasn't listening. One look may be enough for the whole day. Many women in minis, was the consensus, didn't warrant a second look. Mr. Nolan looks forward to the midi with the comment, "Maybe we can get back to work." I'd like to bet Mr. Nolan that in a few months he'U be making up a new list of looks. It'll go like tills. The Glance - eyes up, frown, eyes down. The Double-Take - eyes up, down, up again, frown, shudder, eyes down. Continuous observation - eyes up to remain in contemplation of how far a woman will go to keep up with fashion designers, accompanied by a slow shaking of the head. One thing about the midi, no one has to focus at all. It hangs out all by itself. City^s Only Woman On Council Busy First Year For Aid. Ferguson $ $ CASH BINGO $ HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY - 8 O'CLOCK A $100 Blackout Bingo played for till won every Saturday plus 2 Z-Number Jackpots JACKPOTS NOW $100 AND $125 5 Cards for $1.00 or 25c each (Located Next to No, 1 Firehall) $ By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald FamUy Editor IT'S a lomg way from reading Jenny to the sewage reports, but it's the gap that's been ably met by Lethbridge's sole woman alderman, Mrs, Vera Ferguson. In a matter of one year Mrs, Ferguson has also beoMne familiar with budgets, committees and special meetings for urgent matters. This week Mrs. Ferguson marked one year on city council. Although "some days are extremely hectic" she says things usually taper off at the end of the week. She sets aside one day of the week, as do many of the aldermen to go over reports and the agenda for the following council meeting. "I always speak from fact," she explained in an interview," and not generalization. I really enjoy my homework, and I've learned a great deal. "I might not always have comments to make about a topic, but I've gone over everything and make notes, and am prepared to ask questions. "I've learned so much just listening." After 24 years in the city Mrs. Ferguson is famdliar with the growth and development of industry and business. Her husband, Ehner, is a former mdus-trial co-ordinatar for the city. "I've always been enthused about the city. When I went to Winnipeg to visit friends, they told me I should work for the Chamber of Commerce, I was always promoting it." Telephone calls can come at inconvenient times, adnaits Mrs. Ferguson. Any person in the public eye likes to keep in touch with the public opinion, but mealtimes seem to be a favorite time to call. Does she, a woman alderman, have a majority of calls from other women? "By no means" is her quick reply, 'Businessmen as well as women call to ask opinions or express theur own." KEEP IN TOUCH Although the Fergusons' two children axe married and away from home, Mrs. Ferguson says they miss their children's friends. "We really love young people, and try to keep in touch with the young folks." Her daughter, Anne Marie, 25, is a teacher at a junior college in Travers City, Mich. Bruce, 24, is curator of the Archives of Canadian Rockies in Banff. "Both children often speak of the hoUdays we used to take when they're home. We'd take a real family holiday and we've gone from one end of Canada to the other seeing historical spots." Mrs. Ferguson said she wouldn't care to predict whether or not she would run for another term of office on city council,. "Life moves too quickly to be able to say what I'U do a year from now. I do believe, though, that the more you learn, the more effective you become." The inevitable question arose of whether bemg a woman makes a difference in holding such a public post, aind coping with the tnneK�nsuming duties. Slowly, but honestly, came the reply, "Some women could probably do it with families and organize then- lives accordingly. The freedom I have and the life I have has certainly made it easier." Mrs. Ferguson said she has more time than a businessman or other full-time employee who must leave thek work for meetings or find no spare time of theJr own. "For instance," she said, "I can at least sleep in a bit after a late council meeting whereas the men all have to be up early for work. That's one advantage, I suppose." Her council interests are varied. She created a stir among young cyclists this summer when she suggested that 14-year-olds were too young to be riding motor bikes. "People do not understand that if s a matter of attitude, not discriminar tion. There's an age level for everythmg. I wasn't condemning the kids, they're just not old enough." Mrs. Ferguson said she resented "being pushed" over the financial requests for Odyssey House. She'll be attendii^ the Alberta Union of Municipalities convention in Edmonton again this month. Last year she was a week-old alderman when ^e went, but this year she's look-mg forward to it with her year's experience. She said she can now appreciate the decision to the west side for the University of Leth-bridge. This decision was made prior to her election. "I've always been interested in the development of the Lethbridge Community College. There's still a greater number of students at the coHege. The U of L seems to cater to a smaller number." The secondary sewage plant costs left council "pretty stunned," she said, "It's such a new thing and we're all giimea pigs. I'd like to have heard how Great Britain and Europe handle thedr situation.'' As a member of the Health Unit committee, the finance committee with the rest of council, and the Cultural Development commit tee,' Mrs. Ferguson doesn't have too much time for her favorite pastimes of needlepoint or reading. Jenny, the :story of Winston C h u r c h i 11's Americami-bom mother may have to take a back seat to sewage and the Maxted report on poUce commissions for a while. But the quiet times are there for Lethbridge's feminine alderman to finish it. !:'-''-^--^^^il^* Childhood Is Special . . . Capture it Nowl LISA JANE 2 years Daughter of MR. AND MRS. R. ALDOFF LETHBRIDGE LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPR DEPOT PHONE 327-2658 Margaret's Midi A Fashion Dud LONDON AP) - Princess Margaret who introduced the long-skirt look to royal fashion this week, got blasted by fashion critics a^ain today. The Queen's 4ft-year-old sister made her debut m a midi-skirt three days ago and fashion writers groaned "a disaster ... a horrible mistake." "Now she's done it again. The first royal midi was a skirt eight inches below the knee, worn with a shapeless jacket and a sombrero hat. The second, which she wore to fly to Wales to inspect a school, was a yellow tent-like affair as long as the first, with a gaucho hat, boots and a black astrakhan jacket. "Oh, no, Margaret!" headlined The Sun, and the paper's fashion critic, Ddrdre Mc-Sharry, called the outfit "monstrous." PRINCESS SHORT The princess is five feet one and, one newspaper says, 21 poxmds overweight. Women's editor Prescilla Hodgson of The Daly Mail said Margaret's boots looked like somethmg to wear to a football game, and her hems were four or five inches too long. Commentator Barbara Griggs of The Daily Express hailed the princess for her "truly regal guts" m daring to wear the new fashion, and said th^ criticism was "enough to send any girl screaming back into safe, old minis." The princess ignored the fuss, and her s p 0 k e s m a n wasn't talkmg. U.S. President Could Be Woman WASHINGTON (.\P) - Dr. Edgar F. Berman has learned women make up in political clout what he says they lack in physiological qualifications for such high jobs as the United States presidency. The onethne personal physician to former vice-president Hubert H. Humphrey resigned from the Democratic party's national priorities committee amid a furore over his statement women are physically, physiologically and psychically unfit for such jobs as the presidency. Representative Patsy Mmk (Dem. Hawaii) and Edith Green (Dem. Ore.), and various women's liberation groups, had been pressing in recent days for Berman's ouster from the committee. EarUer m the week, the committee's co-chairman, Joseph Califano, called Berman's statements inappropriate and an affront to the concept of equal opportunity for women. Vera Ferguson enjoys one of her favorite spots in Lethbridge, Henderson Lake, with a v/alk through the leaves and lawns. Her relaxed pose for photographer Walter Kerber i� in contrast to the busy schedule of a city alderman. YWCA NEWS Deb-Teens - Registration for Deb-Teens, girls twelve and over, will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Agnes Davidson School. An eight - week program featuring crafts, make - up, grooming, gymnastics, baby - sittmg, etc., is planned. All girls in this age group are most welcome. Blue.Triangles (8 to 12 years) will be held at the following PRETTIEST GIRL -She's a peach, but the title she won Is "Miss Pears 1970." Seven-year-old Belinda-Jane Anderson of Scotland was selected as Britain's prettiest little girl in a contest that began with 87,000 contenders. It was the third time Belinda-Jane had entered the "Miss Pears" competition, perhaps disproving the saying "three times and out" schools, and all gfrls are hi-vited to attend: Tuesday - Agnes Davidson and Westminster, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday - Susie Baw-den, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday: Lakeview, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Galbraith, 7 to 8 p.m., and Senator Buchanan, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Girls Gynmastics (8 to 12 years): Allan Watson School, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Synchronized Swim (10 to. 20 years) will be held at the Fritz Sick Pool from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registrations taken at the pool. Ladles Keep Fit and Swim classes will be held as follows: Monday Keep Fit: 7 to 8 p.m., 8 to 9 p.m.. Swim: 8 to 9 p.m., 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday morning: Keep Fit: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Swun: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These classes are held at the Civic Cenfre in cooperation with the City Parks and Recreation Departm e n t. Babysitting provided for all morning classes. Bridge classes at the Residence, Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. English classes in the North Side Library, Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Indians CanH Survive Says Singer LOS ANGELES (AP) -"Why shouldn't an Indian girl be a model or a designer or a pamter?" Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian Cree Vidian singer, asks. "What kid wants to be told hi school that his grandfather was a savage? "Right now, Indians can't survive m America physically, mentally, emotionally or artistically." The 29-year-old entertainer said in an interview here she thinks her songs about the plight of her fellow Indians have "helped white people to understand, but after that they haven't done anythmg." Meanwhile, Miss Saihte-Marie is domg all she can to provide some action. > In addition to benefit performances on various Indian reserves, she has set up a scholarship fund to help members of her race through law school and now is promoting an organization for the benefit of Indian women. The Native North American Women's Association was founded two months ago. Miss Sainte-Marie recruited the 200 members during her trips to reserves and Indian communities in cities. The smger-composer is here for a concert at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. ARTISTIC BEAUTY SALON Free Parking-Three Operators For Appointments Phone 328-3932 535 13th St. N. - Upstairs Above Acme TV lIKE NEW AGAIN! CALL US FOR QUALITY RE-UPHOLSTERY  CHESTERFIELDS  CHAIRS  STOOLS Phone 327-7711 ASTEDO B. FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY 522 5lh Street South OCTOBER SPECIALS PERMS REDUCED TO ..... Shampoo & Set.. 2.25 Hair Cut......1.50 MARQUIS BEAUTY SALON MARQUIS BEAUTY SALON PHONE 328-2276 SAVE TIME and MONEY With a GAS DRYER  Will do up to 8 leads at the same cost as electricity O 3 heat selector  Perma Press cycle  Fluff cyel* Special $199.00 Less $10.00 Gas Voucher Extra Special Be sure to bring your $10.00 gas voucher with you when you purchase one of our Gas dryers. SAVE AN EXTRA $10 When you apply your $10.00 VOUCHER fon the purchase of your natural gas dryer. Offer expires Nov. 14, 1970. Vouchers are being distributed by Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. to their customers throughout the area. 1 I I I "CHARGE IT" CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS CAN BE ARRANGED 15TORES A dMshn of FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY OF CANADA IIMIIED Cor. Srd Ave. and 8th St. S. - Phone 327-8548 ;