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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHMIDGE HIKALD Widtniday, II, In My inion By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer JJALLOWEEN, a day when little tots' tummies take a sickly turn and mothers' careful budgets and meal plans for the next week get dropped in the ash can. Ghosts, witches, goblins, fairies and demons of all kinds were supposed to roam abroad because medieval Celtics believed with the end of sum- mer, November ushers in the darkest and most bar- ren half of the year. There were also fire rituals and souls wanting to revisit their homes. Those scarey beliefs differ immensely from the cute little, grinning witches and goblins who troop from door-to-door, gathering bags of goodies. Many variations developed as immigrants from Ireland and Scotland carried the tradition around the world. It is funny, however, because an Australian who arrived in Lethbridge recently, said she had never heard of Halloween and is looking forward to es- corting a few little children on their neighborhood rounds. I guess the Irish and Scottish must not have spoken up loudly enough there. That friendly Jack-o'-lantern known so well here in Canada, would be a potato or turnip in Ireland which originally was used to guide souls to their homes. The only souls our lanterns guide, are those on the feet of children trick-or-treating. Many origins have all been conglomerated into the one saying of trick-or-treat, such as church rites, begging and superstitious games. Mischief night is observed in North England and I .can safely say that many parents in Lethbridge remember those sometimes messy raids on the neighborhood out-houses. Pure havoc breaks out in each household as children plow up old trunks of clothes and dig through make-up drawers while creating hundreds of combinations for costumes. A mother's only alterna- tive is costly, store-bought costumes or sewing, which is rather time-consuming. Those costumed school parades must haunt mothers all year round. Children race home at noon to be completely reconstructed into another spooky being, in only one 'half hour. Fine if you only have one schooler, but pity .the poor mother with six, all expecting that, same one half hour. In my opinion, Halloween seems to be aE treat- ing now. People who are not at home to treat usually get their windows soaped but so do those who surrender willingly to treating. Trick-or-treat doesn't seem to stand anymore they get both anyway. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY ot P.M. Jackpot In 54 in 1 Numbers 4th 8lh 12 Games Doubled In 7 Numbers 5 Cards 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAt ORDER OF MOOSE JUST RECEIVED! 10 MORE GAS DRYERS da up to 8 loads at the same cost as electricity 3 heat selector Perma Prtss cycle Fluff cycle Special Gas Voucher Extra Special Be sure to bring your gas voucher with you when you purchase one of our Gas dryers. II SAVE AN I When you opply your I XIV VOUCHER on the purchase of your natural gas dryer. Offer expires Nov. 14, 1970. Vouchers are H being distributed by Canadian Western Nat- I ural Gas Co. to their customers throughout "CHARGE IT" CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS CAN BE ARRANGED Researcher Presents First Report Obesity 'Clearly A Disease' HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Mare than 60 million people in the United States are too fat, and this ia a health prob- lem of epidemic proportions, a of Wisconsin re- searchers said here. The researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, are studying more than obese wom- en in cooperation with the TOPS Club Inc. TOPS, with headquarters in Milwaukee, stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly and has a membership of women with weight control problems. Dr. Alfred A. Rimm, head of the research team, pre- sented the first report on the study at the American Pub- lic Health Association's an- nual meeting. He said it was the largest study of obesity ever undertaken. More than 25 million of the overweight Americans are more than 15 per cent above their standard weight, the re- port said. it has been demon- strated that obesity is asso- ciated with increased mor- bidity and mortality, it is clearly a disease; and in this country it is of epidemic Rimm said. Rimm said the epidemic nature of obesity is not gen- erally recognized, partly be- cause of the difficulty of get- ting across the consequences of it. Rimm said the-study con- firmed previous findings that overweight women larger babies than others and 'that smoking reduces the weight of newborn babies. It was found, he said that very fat women had almost twice as high an incident of long-term er than 9.5 oth- er women. The study also found that the chance of miscarriage was greater among obese women but that there was no relation between obesity and premature delivery. TASTE-TESTING Members of the YWCA discover that it's not only fun to plan a dessert bridge, it's fun to plan the desserts as well. Left to right, Mrs. John Sykes, Mrs. Warren Johnson, Mrs. Stan Jameson and Mrs. John Williams prepare for the YWCA's dessert bridge to be held Monday, Nov. 2 at p.m. in Southminster Hall. Proceeds are for the World Service Committee. j y g J dar en Hi Neighbor Club will hold a Halloween dance, Thursday from 8 to p.m. in West minster School with the West erners Orchestra. There will be 20 prizes for costumes will judging at 9 p.m. Classes to start Nov. 2 and everyone wel come. The Margaret-Hartley Group will meet in she home of Mrs K. M. Lung, 422 28 St. S., Fii day at 8 p.m. Assumption CWL will hold a :ea and bake sale in the parish lall, Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Mrs. R. Kaupp is general con- >ener. A table of home baking and a delicatessen table will be fea- ured at the annual tea and razaar sponsored by the Wom- en's Federation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, to be teld Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 2 o 5 p.m. in the church hall, teceiving the guests will be fedames L. D. Hankinspn, i. G. Corbett, L. A. Wylie and A. Norrie. The Home Economics As- sociation of Lethbridge will ake a tour of the Taber Sugar 'actory, Saturday at 1 p.m. All members and friends are in- ited to meet in the home of Mrs. Margaret Wilson, 611 17 t. S. at noon. Anyone who will Men Pay More TOKYO (AP) British pho- igrapner Sam Haskins opened one-man exhibition, charging wice as much admission for men as for women. He said the how featured "the beauty of omen, many in the hieh would probably attract males than females and c wanted to redress the bal- oca supply transportation is re- quested to call Mrs. Wilson at 327-2704 prior to Saturday. The Women's Auxiliary to the Municipal Hospital will hold a work meeting, Friday at a.m. in the nurse's lounge. A good turnout is requested. Centred School Reunion Planned Former students of Central Elementary School in Leth- bridge are being requested 'o phone Mrs. Dorothy Byam at the school with any sugges- tions for reunion celebrations or old pictures. Mrs. Byam said that many former students would like to take a last look at the build- ing with its many memories, before it falls under the wreck- ing crews. An informal reception is planned to be held" to the school, Wednesday, Nov. 11. This gathering will give class- mates an opportunity to rem- inisce about earJier school days. Poor Administrators LUCKNOW, India (AP) Women make .good mohers, nurses and doctors but 'are wanting as administrators, said Charan Singh, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh State. He said he recommended to India's lady prime minister, Indira Gandhi, constitutional amendment jarring .women from adrninis- Mtive posts in government. MORAL VIEW STAFFORD. England (AP) Three feet have been sliced off six-foot-high brick wall sur- rounding a children's play park lere to stop necking using it after dark. GOAL Seeks Data On Illegal Abortions EDMONTON (CP) An Ed- monton based group called GOAL (Get Our Abortions -Le- galized) is seeking statistics on illegal abortions. Spokesman Geraldine Large said in an interview that GOAL is looking for concise answers to the following questions: The age of the woman at the ime of-the abortion, her mari- tal status and number of .chil- dren if married, were husband and wife living together at the time, was the abortion done in Edmonton area, were there any complications, how did sh find out where to go and wha was her reason for wanting an abortion? "A brief phone call to me a 484-7849 is a convenient an anonymous way of giving these Mrs. Large sai( "We definitely do not want I know the name of the woma or the abortionist." She said GOAL is an organi zation of professional peop] and homemakers concentratin on a non emotional approac to the fight for abortion on re quest. GOBY'S FASHIONS FIRST ONE WEEK ONLY! COME IN AND SHARE THE SAYINGS! CHILDREN'S COATS THINK MINK SALE Girls' DRESSES We are featuring tremen- dous savings on all our SLACKS AND SKIRTS BLUE JEANS Buy now for the busy social season ahead or lay-away for that extra special Christmas Gift! Panfy Hose INCLUDING LEE 20% OFF LINGERIE REDUCED TO BLOUSES TO CLEAR 15% OFF SWEATERS': 20% OFF We are also featuring specials on our other beautiful furs. NEW YORK FURS COBY'S FASHIONS 322 13TH STREET NORTH PHONE 327-5687 USE OUR IAY-AWAY PLAN BUDGET TERMS AVAILABLE ;