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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UTHBRIDOE HERAID Saturday, September 1, 1973 op. own, Alpha Epsiolon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, of recently held the beginning-day meeting at the home of Mrs. Donna War- nock, Wrentham. The results of the associ- ation's first service project, as- sisting with tha recent blood donor clinic in Milk River, were discussed. Service, social, and ways and means projects were also on the agenda. The first regular meeting of the season will be held Wed- nesday at the home of Mrs. Pheona Sloboda. I Mr. and Mrs. Oris Long, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, were hon- ored with an open house for family and friends, held at Knox United Church, Taber. Following the open house, the couple's children hosted a fam- ily banquet at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Fifty six people were in attendance, in- cluding all seven children and their wives and husbands: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Long, Portland, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson, Lethbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Longi Ethridge, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. T.eland Long, Sherwood Park; Mrs. Melba Heppler, Leth- bridge; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Scratch. Foremist: Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCormick, Petalu- ma, Calif. LEGAL SALES BRUSSELS (Reuter) Bel- gium has legalized the sale of contraceptives for the first time, but they can only be ob- tained on a doctor's pre- scription. Laws dating back to 1905 made the sale of con- traceptives or advertising them a criminal offence in this pre- dominantly Catholic country. Dr. Ruby Larson Renowned biologist Dr. Larson checks a wheat ing with a team of scientists to help prevent common root mosaic and the mite which transmits this virus. sample at the Lethbridge research station. She is work- rot in wheat and also to find a solution to wheat streak HfLP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP JERV1CE OK LEAVE AT 412 lit AVE. S. YWCA activities Registrations for the YWCA's new fall programs will be held Tuesday through Friday. EXERCISE DIET MODELING MAKE-UP HAIR FASHION MANNERS CAREERS An exciting new course of beauty and fashion for girls 13 to 16 years old Discovery is fun. It's a chance for a young girl to learn, experiment and choose from the many things that are becoming a part of her world. Here's how it works. A girl attends a Discovery session once a week for 10 weeks. In that time, she'll learn about make-up, skin care, modeling, exercise and fashion, just to name a few. Each session has been outlined and prepared by an expert in that particular field. Junior Bazaar A Discovery course is designed to help the young girl arrive at her own individual personality and her learning techniques, finding what works best for her, then putting it all together. ONLY 15 Sears It's a way to get good things going. And that's what Discovery is all about. Applications available in Jr. Bazaar, Centre Village Mall, Lethbridge STORE HOURS: Open Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thurs ond Frl. 9-30 o.m. to p.m. Centre Village Moll, Telephone 328-9231 The following programs will commence the week of Sept. 10: Mom-and-me swim Keep fit and volleyball Mixed volleyball Ladies' take-a-break Adult guitar Synchronized swimming Junior gymnastics Advanced Gymnastics Blue Triangles Y Teens Co-ed Y and new this year, gym and junk, for boys and girls six to eight years. Because of renovations to the Civic Sports Centre, a few of our programs will be late in starting. While registration will still be held this coming week at the YWCA, classes will not get underway until the first week in October. Programs affected are: Keep fit classes at the sports centre Ladies' swim classes Badminton Tiny tots creative movement The YWCA invites everyone to take advantage of the many upcoming community activities. For further information, call the program office at 327-2284. All registrations will be held at the YWCA, 604 8 St. S. Gals handle Rome traffic ROME (AP) Just as Rome's traffic chaos seemed to be getting a little better, city hall announced today that women will help direct it. About 50 women, some of them beauties, are in a train- ing course and will start next month to issue tickets to il- legally parked cars and direct traffic. "Oh, said a Roman driver. "Things are bad as it is." Male drivers will slow a quick glance at the woman traffic cop. The policewomen will be in skirts an inch or two above the knee. Men drivers Incurable In- stinct to look right and left viewing women as much as forward is one reason for traffic slowdowns. At night, for instance, cars back up on Via Veneto as drivers view prostitutes lined up along the sidewalk. A traffic policeman at "Piazza Venezia, a busy Rome intersection, said the idea might work. "Probably at the beginning the women will have a hard time, because Roman drivers are so rude, even to he said. Leading Lethbridge Fabric Store requires a qualified STRETCH-SEW INSTRUCTOR To hold evening classes this fall teaching basic sewing and stretch sewing. Reply giving complete resume to BOX 27, LETHBRIDGE HERALD LADIES' AUXILIARY TO THE ORIGINAL PENSIONERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS INC. Saturday, Sept. Bfh 2 to 5 p.m. Gym 1 Civic Sports Centre ADMISSION 50c EVERYONE WEICOMEI UNIT 34 A.N.A.F. EVERY TUESDAY-8 P.M. IN THE CLUBROOMS JACKPOT (GAME 14) IN 56 NUMBERS (OR LESS) EXTRA WfTH GREEN CARD NO WINNER DOUBLED WITH GREEN CARD Increases ancr 1 Number Weekly Until Wen 12 GAMES IN 7 NUMBERS OR LESS THEN DROPS TO TILL WON. Deer Card (woodgrain) each Blue or Brown cards 50c each. Green key card (this card may pur- chased if a player hat a door card and at leatt 4 other blue or brown ALL BINGOS CALLED ON A GREEN CARD -MONEY IS DOUBLED IN REGULAR OR 4 CORNERS MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY First research a failure By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor With a shy smile, the short, motherly woman said: "ba- sically, I count chromo- somes. I associate the char- acteristics of with chromosomes. Dr. Ruby Larson of the Lethbridge Research Station, is a biologist of national sta- ture, specializing in cytogene- tics, the study of cells as re- lated to heredity. "I suppose I've been inter- ested in biology all my said the doctor, who was born and raised on a Saskatchew- an farm, "but youngsters out in the ccontry just don't know what careers are available. "I taught school for a few years. I went to the Univer- sity of Saskatchewan summer school to upgrade my teach- ing qualifications and I stud- ied biology. "My professor was Dr. J. G. Rempsl, and he was a most enthusiastic biologist. It was then I began to think of biological research as a possible career." Between classes in 1942, Dr. Larson started c o u n t ing wheat chromosomes at the experimental farm in Swift Current, Sask., assisting cer- ealist A. W. Platt in his ef- forts to obtain a solid-stem common grain by crossing Golden Ball Durum with com- mon wheat. She also helped him try to develop a wheat strain resistant to sawfly. "That was my first real re- she said. "It was a failure, but at least it was a try. "I got my masters in Sask- atchewan in 1945, and I went to work at Swift Current full time. "About that time, Dr. E. R. Sears was beginning his work with aneuploids (plants with either too many or too few I went down to the University of Missouri, where Sears was doing his work, for my PhD." Science club for youngsters "Then part way through the of getting my PhD, I was transferred to Leth- bridge, along with some of the cerealists from Swift Cur- Dr. Larson explained, "and TVS been working here ever since. "Right now, there are two fields I'm working in. First is the study of wheat resistant to common root rot, in co-operation with Dr. T. G. Atkinson, plant pathologist and Dr. J. L, Neal, soil micro- biologist. We ik we have a new approach the study of resistance in this co-opera- tive effort. "The other field is resis- tance to wheat streak mosaic and tho mite that transmits the virus. I think we are the only ones that are doing this." In 1956. Dr. Larson founded the Junior Science Club for youngsters interested in any of the scientific fields. "I ran it for about 16 years, then I kind of ran out of she said. "We'd meet every Saturday morning in my basement. "I'm not sure whether it encouraged them or whether it was just a screening pro- cess. But it did give an out- let for youngsters whose in- terests were a little different from the average. "I'm really proud of most of them. They've achieved a lot. There's a Rhodes scholar, many medical doctors, two architects, engineers. Three of them are teachers. "Almost all of them have done graduate work. Some are in research. Two of them are doing very well now in music." Personal freedom important Dr. Larson was also one of the moving forces behind the birth of the Lethbridge and District Science Fair in 1983. "I was one of the ones who got it she admitted. "I think that the Agriculture Institute of Canada and the Alberta Institute of Agrolo- gists were looking around for some sort of public service, and one of the suggestions was to support a science fair. "When the idea came up, I supported it immediately. And I had the advice of some of my science club young- sters in setting it up. "I'm still involved margin- she explained. "As time goes by, it's better to have young people with more ener- gy at the head of it, but I do support it." The doctor is also a strong believer in personal freedom for both men and women. "I think people should enter whatever field is right for them, regardless of whether they are men or women. Why should there be all these roadblocks? "For instance, there maybe should be more male nurses. "Society gets what it val- she stressed. "In Eur- ope, when music was given puiblic acclaim, they got mu- sicians. And if we do not want women or men in a certain job, they will be deterred from it. "It forces people into doing tilings that will be quits un- satisfying for them. Maybe for half of the population it isn't something important, but for the other half..... "I have a said Dr. Larson, "I'm not sure but women are being pressured into stereotypes more than- they were years ago. "It seems to me there were more women going into science at the time I went in than now. For instance, at one time there were five wo- men scientists here on the station. "I'm the only one now. "During the war, women took over work because the men were overseas. After- wards, there was a great re- action in the opposite direc- tion. "We haven't really, recover- ed from that yet. But that's just an impression. I may be wrong. Dr. Larson smiled as she summed up her philosophy: "I guess I'm a people's lib- she quipped. F.O.E. BINGO TONJGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 or 25 Each Three 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Gamei one Free Cardi DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed picking out cloud shapes. BINGO MON., SEPT. 3rd JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Cold Pay Double Door (Many other extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for 13th St. and 6th 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed BINGO RAINBOW HALL I401 5th Ave. N. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4fh at 8 p.m. First Jackpot in 54 Nos. 2nd Jackpot in 56 Nos. 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