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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIOGE H1RAI.O Thursday, September 7, J97'i Third in scries Suicide attempts rising says local psychiatrist By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Reasons leading to suicides included poor health, the loss of jobs and the suspicion on the older person's part that "they were causing a big burden to their families." The suicide situation is "more shocking in the Indian said Dr. Scott Angus, a Lethbridge psychiatrist. According to one count that was never published, some 17 Indians, mostly young people, died "suddenly and violently" in three months. Dr. Angus said he suspects the majority of the 17 deaths on the Blood Indian Reserve were suicides. That was about two years ago. The situation was so ser- ious that a meeting, which Dr. Angus attended, was held in Cardston. Dr. Angus said he does not believe suicides are on the in- crease, but rather "there have been increases in suicide at- tempts. "It is very difficult to keep accurate suicide figures be- cause not all suicides are re- he said. "People who tried to commit suicide need psychiatric consul- he said. "Suicide is a lousy solution to the problems. They can always find help from in which Maj. Corncy talked the the community, the clergymen, the Canadian Mental Health As- sociation, Alcoholics A n o ny- mous, the physicians or what- have-you." One tiling which IK observed was that comparatively more younger people are now commit- ting suicide. "Our society is such that some young people find there is no place for he said. Capt. Ron Butcher of the Sal- vation Army said both men and women contemplating suicide prefer lalkicg to a male voice on the lifeline. "This is due to the cultural heritage of our said Maj. Thelma Corney, corps commanding officer. "The male, ever since his childhood, is taught to be strong." Once Into the conversation, however, it doesn't matter whether it's a male or female voice to which suicidal people are talking. And suicide pre- vention is not limited to the Salvation Army lifeline alone. Maj. Corney recalled that one night recently in Lethbridge, a man, looking very troubled, came to her church. She hap- pened to be there. What followed was a three-hour conversation WEST COAST SEAFOODS Truckload Sale of FRESH FISH AND SEAFOODS will be held at FORT WHOOP-UP SERVICE Thursay, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FRESH WHOLE SALMON IN GOOD SUPPLY businessman out of suicide. Capt. Butcher said calls are received from persons in all walks of life, including the wealthy, the educated and the professionals, including psychia- .rists. Proportionately no more calls are received from the poor than from the affluent. 'Most of the suicide calls are received between two and four in the Capt. Butcher said. "People who do not sleep at this time of the night are obviously very troubl- ed people." The weather has something to do with suicide. Dr. Angus said 150 years ago, suicide was call- ed an "English Disease" and people on the European conti- nent said it was the English weather which made people miserable. City police keep a chart, which shows more emergency calls are received when the spring and fall winds blow hard. Capt. Butcher said more emergency calls are received during the winter. "Christmas time is a very crucial season- it's either happy or very lone- he said. One thing which Capt. But- cher said he felt has some bear- ing on suicide rates but he said he cannot prove It is the full moon. There are more calls from women than from men. Corney said men are more res- olute. Once they contemplate suicide, men are more likely to go ahead. Women have mora feeling, more concerned about the ones they love. "They will call us to take care of their children, their she said. (Read the last In the series Glenn Anderson cautiously leads the way Poundkeeper vs porcupine By MAKLENE COOKSHAW Herald Staff Writer How to catch a porcupine in one easy lesson: B. NORTH LETHBRIDGE IPRO "Your Pro Store For Hard-To-Find Hardware" Phone 328-4441 POINTS THE WAY TO GREAT SAVINGS ON THESE TIMELY PRICED ITEMS BONE CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS Queen Ann English china and saucers In 12 beautiful assorted floral Reg. 1.95 ea.............PRO, ea. CORNINGWARE SAUCEPANS n OQ Beautiful CornTngware ftaucepans complete with Pyrex coven. 3 convenient ilxee to choose from. fm 31-01. Man. eugg. ret. price' 5.95 48-or. n en Mart. eugg. price t.95 PRO w.37 56-or. n QQ Man. niag. ret. pries 7.95 ...........PRO The necessary tools are a garden rake, a nylon rope, some leavy gloves, and preferably a man from the local animal shel- ter to go with them. Mary Sorochan of 1911 Lake- side Road discovered one of the creatures cowered in a corner of her garden Tuesday after- noon. As any woman would do in such a prickly situation, she phoned her husband. Respond- ing to his instructions, she wait- ed to show it to her children and then called the animal shel- ter. Shelly Ann, 8, wasn't exactly appreciative of her father's fore- thought. "He's ugly and I don't like she said, referring to the porcupine. Glen Anderson of the city pound arrived on the scene calm and cool, and swiftly suc- ceeded in collecting the porcu- pine and depositing him in a wooden cage. DELUXE SPONGE MOP Giant sponge for greater absorbanty and more efficient mopping, contained In an extra- heavy chrome plated metal frame. Reg. 3.25 PRO, ea. PLASTIC SPECIALS Colourful plastic ware In assorted colours, Pails, dilh pans, bowl sets, clothes baskets, utility tubs. Your Chaico Mix or Match This one will provide c pany for the last creature pick ed up in town, who now resides on Dr. C. P. Stewart's gam farm. School bus bonus means little in city The provincial government announcement of a 10 per cent xmus for busing students as a means of avoiding new school onstructlon will mean about to the Lethbridge public cbool board and nothing to the Ity's separate school district. "The bonus applies to those nstances where a board hooses' to transport children rotn a crowded or overcrowded chool to one with empty class- rooms in order to forego con- said Education Min- ster Lou Hyndman. Dr. 0. P. Larson, superin- endent of the Lethbridge pub- lic school district; said he has mixed feelings about the plan. :'It is probably sensible from government point of ia said. "If there are vacant classrooms, they should be used." On the other hand, most par- ents would prefer to see their children attend school in their own attendance area and walk o school If possible, he said. NO MORE Bob Kimmltt, superintendent of the Lethbridge separate school district, said the new bonus probably won't mean any more money to his district. I doubt If it will mean any money at he said. "It would only give us a year o move an entire claw." Mr. Klmmllt said thero are only two extra rooms in the entire separate echool system so there isn't much room to manoeuvre students. The effect of the new grant will likely be felt most In gary and Edmonton where most )f the 600 vacant classrooms In :he province are located. Enrolments look good Final enrolment figures for the University of LethhridgB and the Lethbridge Community College are still being but officials at both institutions say things look good at this point. Enrolments at the U of L are "up to expectations" and final figures should be known Fri day. Officials at LCC say'their enrolment held no major sur prises and they also expec their figure to be finalized be- fore the weekend. Salesmen to appear fraud on Two salesmen will appear In court In Lethbridge Oct. 18 for a preliminary hearing on a charge of fraud. Marvin Iloloboff of Calgary and Dennis TuUach of Leth- bridge are charged with de- frauding an elderly Lethbridga widow out of In connec- tion with the installation of al- uminum house siding. The firm represented by the men is based in Calgary. Garage fire An undetermined" amount o! damage resulted from a fire early this morning at Bert's Maple Leaf service station, 223 12th B St. N. One car and the garage were damaged by the blaze which broke out when a gas tank was being removed from the car. There in- juries. Enumerators needed Returning office humming What happens porcupines! to captured PRO 2 Introducing Speidel's Romunda 30-OZ. THERMOS BOTTLE Permacaie vacuum bottle with triple seal Insulated stopper, [deal for lunches or travelling. VEG-0-MATIC Reg. 4.59 eo............ PRO, ea. 0-49 O Save lime with a It takes the drudgery our of canning preparations. Slices and dices .n half the time. Reg. 9.95 PRO, 7.99 4 a HUNTERS' SPECIAL! PLASTIC SHOT SHELLS 12 gauge, IVfc-oz. Shot 5, 6 and 7Va, 25 (hells per box. PRO PRICE PER BOX Limit 2 boxes per customer r.39 BRUME LAWN RAKES Get ready for the leaves to fall. Deluxe model. 22 tempered steel leetFi with steel spring for stiff action. Head width 22 inches. Reg. 6.50 PRO, J.97 ea. FURNACE FILTERS Feeling chilly? Fall Is coming. Gel your furnace ready nowl All popular rizet in stock. PRO PRICE, each SHOP YOUR "PRO" HARDWARE STORE NORTH LETHBRIDGE "Your Pro Store For Hard-To-Find Hardware" Phone 328-4441 324 13th St. North The expansion watdiband tfiaf looks dice This is the most uniqus in 1he world. An expansion band with the rugged look of lealher. It's so flexible and so comfortable you hardlyknowyou'rewear- ing it. The Exclusively would be enougn if it just looked greatort yourwatch. But Kalsofeelsgreatonyour wist. More workers are still needed to count voters next week in the Fort Macleod, Barons and Carmangay areas and in the city of Lethbridge. By Friday night Edwin Davidson, returning officer for the Lethbridge electoral dis- trict, must have 300 enumera- tors lined up to begin counting voters on Monday. He has just opened an office at 710 4th Ave. S. and oan be contacted at 328-8974. Enumera- tors in the city will be paid about and in the rural areas about on the average to reg- ister voters. Voters must be counted by Saturday, Sept. 16 in the riding. The Lethbrdge riding extenfls from Chin on the east to Pin- cher Creek on the west and from Carmangay hi the north to Whisky Gap in the south. VOTERS LIST A preliminary voters list must then be printed and checked. Candidates must file nomination papers by Oct. 10 and a final voters list prepared by Mr. Davidson's workers be- fore voting day Oct. The current task keeping the reluming office humming from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday Is arranging people to supervise the 196 polling divi- sions in the riding 108 in the city and 88 in the rural area. Polling division boundaries have been set with an eye to having no more than 250 voters per poll. Keeping the number o voters to a poll down allows for speed and accuracy in countinj returns election night. The voting age has been low- red from 21 to 18. Voting by roxy has been approved. The lower voting age plus a atural population growth since the last federal election in 1963 rill result in about 10 per cent more eligible voters this time, aid Mr. Davidson. The proxy vole allowing Army cadets meet tonight to start year School addition approved Education received the atten- ion of the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday as two development applications for chools were approved. An application from archl- ects Lurie and Neufeld for lermlssion to expand the Sena- or Buchanan School was en- dorsed by the commission. The addition will Include six classrooms, washrooms and small recreation room. Approval was also given to an application from the Proj- ect for Learning and Language Development to establish a school in the St. Augustine's Church for preschool children problems. The school win accommodal eight children at one time will one teacher and an aide. In other business, the com mission approved an applicn tion from Yamaha Cycle Sales and Service to establish a mo orcycle and bicycle sales sho at 1519 3rd Ave. S. larcjtiertte JEWEUERY ond ACCESSORIES GIFTS DIAMONDS REPAIRS COLLEGE MALL Phone 338-9737 The 2296 20th Independent Battery Royal Canadian Artil- lery Army Cadet Corps starts ifs training year today with a meeting at p.m. at the Kenyon Field Armories. The Army Cadet Corps meets weekly for training which In- cludes: citizenship tours out of the city, rifle range shooting, leadership and field craft. Transportation Is provided to the armories. The corps had 35 members in 1971, but is attempting to double that number this year, said Capt. L. D. Eodell. Any young men between the ages of 13 and 18 years who are Interested in the program may call Capt. Bodell at 327 0609, evenings for further in- formation. McDonnell's HAMBURGERS ARE 29' 2002 3rd AVE. S. meoae else to cast your vote you will be available to U-time students away from ime, fishermen, mariners, rospectors and shut-ins. Persons wishing someone vote for them must sign a nn, available from the retum- g office, signifying that they ualify for the proxy vote and ving the name of the person he will cast their ballot on ection day. The form must bo filed by IG Friday before .polling day. A seminar to brief city enura- rators will be conducted by Ir. Davidson at 9 a.m. Satur- ay at the Civic Sports Centre. Rural enumerators will be ricfed individually as they ome in to the- office to get enumerator kits. LEASE From your Franchiied New Car Dealer Better Service Facilitlet More Flexible leasing Regular Warranty Plant rntpectmne Your can Include Better choice of modell maintenance, licence, and Insurance INQUIRE NOW INTO THE ADVANTAGES OF LEASING OVER BUYINO Contact BORIS KORESHENKOV Beny Automotive Enterprises Ltd. 2 Av.nuo and 8th Street S. Phone 327-3147 ;