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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Odobir 91, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 21 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: It seems like a new set of etiquet- te guidelines should be established to help conservative, square, confused, parents whose unmarried children (fresh out of their teens) are living with someone as man and wife. Our two daughters have been living with their boyfriends for over a year. Neither has plans for marriage at the pres- ent time because "it isn't necessary." How do we evade the truth when confronted by friends 'and grandparents? When children marry, an announcement appears in the papers, but we seem to have acquired a cSuple of sons-in-law by virtue of the fact that they are shacked up with our daughters. Should we admit it and let the chips fall whore they Mixed Mates DEAR MIXED: Where did you get the idea these two jockers are sons-in-law? They are simply friends of your daugh- ters. The light-housekeeping arrangement may be for the boo- o-links, but you are under no obligation to explain, defend or discuss it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm getting fed up reading in your column that brides who fail to send thank-you notes are lazy, ignorant, or bereft of manners. One woman even had the -gall to complain because the note wasn't LONG enough. Our daughter was married three months ago. She was brought up right and I have never had to apologize for her manners. At this moment she has three gifts which she can- not acknowledge because she doesn't know who sent them. One card is illegible-sent from a resort. My daughter wrote to the resort to trace the gift and they could not help her. The other two gifts were sent from local cash sales, no records. No cards. So, please tell your readers that sometimes when a bride fails to acknowledge a gift, there may be a good Hutchinson, Kan. DEAR HUTCH: I've said repeatedly that after a reason- able length of time, if no acknowledgement is received, the giver should contact the bride (or high school grad. etc.) and ask if the gift reached her. If it WAS received and the recipient is embarrassed because she hasn't gotten around to letting you know, that's perfectly you made no boner. She deserves to be embarrassed. Please send inquiries and requests to Landers Reader- mail Department, Chicago Sun Times-Daily News, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111. 60611. _____ ana out of town Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its fall Preferential Tea at the home of Mrs. Kay PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upitnirs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. Martin, 2105 10 Ave. A S. The tea was held hi honor of Mrs. Mary-Anna Lafrance, Mrs. Fran Rude, and Miss Delores Susnar. Special guests attending were Mrs. Gladys Simons, Mrs. June Crighton, Mrs. Joan Robinson and Mrs. Lenora Fletcher. Mrs. Kay Martin, Sigma social spon- sor, and Mrs. Marie Bartosek, chapter president, shared the pouring honors. inq to Consumer consultants converge to discuss protective legislation By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) A group of enthusiastic consumer con- sultants capped a week of briefings here recently by a session with the top man him- self, Consumer Affairs Minis- ter Ron Basford. Each year since the first consultants were appointed in 1989, they convered to talk with departmental officials about new or planned con- sumer protection legislation and trade information on con- sumer problems and pro- grams in their regions. Department spokesmen say they are informed and inter- esting and contend many con- sumers could benefit by talk- ing to them, given enough time. But since there are rela- tively few consultants for a vast land, they have to direct most of their information about such things as the fed- eral government's consumer protection legislation at larger audiences. They speak to groups of consumers and re- tailers, and give radio and tel- evision talks. They keep in touch with consumer and retail organiza- tions and help consumers with complaints, although the con- sumer may take these direct to the department by writing The Consumer, Box 99, Ot- tawa. There are consultants for the Atlantic region, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and Brit- ish Columbia. Regional man- agers are in Halifax, Mont- real, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, with consultants working out of each of these cities and assistant consult- ants in St. John's, Nfld., Fred- ericton, Regina and Edmon- ton. 'Names of note9 important says Trinidad journalist OTTAWA (CP) Are Cana- dian women's pages ignoring wine-and-eheese parties in their search for women's liberation? Lillian Fraser, a Trinidadian journalist visiting friends in Ot- tawa recently, said Canadian women's editors don't seem to realize that most women want to read about "names of note" and the thoughts of the ordinary housewife. Miss Fraser is host of a three-hour daily radio program in Trinidad, and is women's page editor for an is- land daily, Trinidad Express. It is not unusual for her read- ers to come upon a list of more than a hundred VIP guests who attended one of the island's many diplomatic functions. And in 17 years in the busi- ness, she said she has the most success with interviewing housewives "on just about ev- erything." Sent by her paper to cover the Niagara Grape Festival in St. Catharines, Ont., Miss Fraser expressed incredulity at the lack of attention in Canadian women's pages to social activi- ties. PARTIES IGNORED "St. Catharines had a number of cheese-and-wine parties al- most every night and there was no report at all of these." Women's liberation and equal- ity, prime topics here, are only "talked about abstractly" by Trinidadians, she said. "They haven't reached us yet and I'd say the general attitude is that the women don't want them to. "The women in Canada do talk about liberation, politics and the government, but they talk among themselves and don't do anything about them." In Trinidad, more popular non-social subjects for women were birth control and educa- tion. Miss Fraser said there is some favoritism for women in Trinidad, but little discrimina- tion. She was former host of a ADD TO FINAL RINSE When used, most fabric soft- eners should be added only to the final rinse because of their incompatibility with other laun- dry ingredients. Shop Joe Green's for the finest in SHOES for the entire FAMILY Ladies' Shoes by GOLD CROSS HEEL HUGGER JOSE PAVEt SEIBY LOVELY NEW HANDBAGS Men's Shoes by PEDWIN MacFARLANE SAVAGE RAND HARTT Children's Shoes by SAVAGE BUSTER BROWN QASSMATES shoe. WE CARRY SNOWBOOTS for the entire family Men's Ladies' Children's GREEN'S SHOES ON SIXTH STREET SOUTH a.m. radio program on farm there were no complaints. "If you're capable of doing a job, they'll listen to you." The consultants' jobs vary somewhat by regional needs. In Vancouver, for instance, they handle a heavy load of complaints. This doesn't leave them time to do as much work with retailers as the Winnipeg consultant. Tannis Yankewicz. She holds sessions with buy- ers and administrators of large department stores. She tells them what concerns con- sumers have and in turn learns about their problems. "Whatever we do, the basic intent is to create just a little more equity in the market- says Sally Merchant, an assistant consultant in Ed- monton. Nancy Downing, Montreal, says much of a consultant's work is-trying to help consum- ers help themselves. "A well-informed consumer is his own best protection in the adds Lois Smith of Vancouver. The government could legis- late to provide warning labels on hazardous products, she says. But unless consumers read them, they could nat fully benefit. Nancy Downing says that it helps a consultant follow up a consumer complaint properly when the consumer is able to THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes 'When they made him, they didn't have to throw away the mold... It broke I" of weal Ladies Auxiliary to the Fra- ternal Order of Eagles No. 2100 will hold a regular monthly of- ficers' meeting Thursday S p.m. at the home of Estelto Spackman 1116 Stafford Drive. Southminster Junior Girls' Choir, under the direction of Anne Campbell, will present the operetta Puddin' Head The First; Saturday and Sunday, at the Yates Memorial Centre. Tickets available at Leister's, or from any member of the ju- nior choir. The Golden Mile Drop-In Cen- tre will entertain a group of senior citizens from Blairmore and Coleman on 6 at Southminster Hall for lunch at 12 noon. Chicken lunch will be served. Donations of salads buns and desserts will be ap- preciated. Tickets may be Ob tained from the director immed lately. Nominal charge. Southminster Circle Square dance club will hold its regu- lar dance Saturday in South- minster Hall. All square danc ers welcome. Women are please asked to bring a box lunch. Faith Rebekah Lodge mil meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows Hall. Members are asked to bring articles for the auction sale which follows the meeting. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. RELAX let Cow Brand soak that stress away! There's only one thing better (or relaxation than a warm bath and that's a warm bath plus COW BRAND! Just pour Ib. package of COW BRAND Soda in your tub. Then lie back take it COW BRAND soaks away the day's tension, induces that relaxed feeling. It'll also relieve sunburn, hives and itching skin. COW BRAND BAKING SODA ANNOUNCEMENT Mrs. Rose Fiorina, owner of the FANCI-FULL BEAUTY SALON Wishes to announce that Miss Gail Tyrrell has returned lo the shop. She was formerly in the Mount Royal Beauty Salon in Banff National Park. She has hod a great deal of experience in shag haircuts, on both males and females. Gail wishes to invite all her friends to visit her for "Welcome Back" specials in all types of beauty services. Drop in at 738 13th St. N. or phone 7-1626 or 7-1444 for appointments. Miss Ann Wityk is also a recent arrival. She Invites her friends to visit her on Thursday, Friday or Salurday. document It. But she notes: "We are not offering legal ad- vice. "When something Is re- ferred to us that is under pro- vincial jurisdiction, we pass it on to the provinces and they handle it." The consultants, who gener- ally travel frequently in their areas, are able to draw on the experience of the depart- ment's regionally based inspection staff. It is con- cerned with such things as electricity and gas meters, weights and measures. "If a consumer brings In a matter falling clearly under the department's jurisdiction and which needs investiga- tion, the inspectors look into Nancy Downing says. "But once an investigation be- gins, we can't tell the con- sumer about It." love is... fixing her zip- per when it is stuck. LCI parents' band committee At a meeting of interested parents held at LCI this week, a parents' committee for the band was appointed, with Mrs. B. Steed, president; Fred Prit- chard, secretary-treasurer and Dr. F. T. Wood handling publi- city. It was decided to investigate the cost of LCI's band uni- forms. The public will be ad- vised of the result and asked to support projects to raise for the purchase of the uniforms. Administration, stu- dents and all departments of the school have pledged their full support. The stage band, which Is a small portion of the school's 93-piece concert band, played for the parents. Plow match queen chosen NANTICOKE, Out. (CP) Janice Fox, 19, of Cayuga, Ont, Saturday was chosen Queen of the furrow at the international plowing match near here. Miss Fox, representing HalrH- mand County, was among 13 girls judged on public speaking, ploughing and appearance. IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Avenue South Telephone 328-4214 ;