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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 'ETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, September 13, -famil y ivmv Birth, deaths? marriages drop recorded in July By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Eltitor JULY was an uneventful month for the life cycles of Canadians with a drop in births, deaths and marriages as recorded in Dominion Bu- reau of Statistics figures. The figures, released by DBS, com- pared vital statistics for July and the previous J2 months with those of the corresponding period last year. lions in Canada, only throe In the year to date, only mar-j provinces out of 10 showed a riages showed a 2.7 per cent I drop in the birth rate, decrease over 1970 while bird's i Newfoundland dropped by .3 rose one per cent and deaths per cent for the year to date; with a large 12 per cent in- 1970 figure was 17.4 and the crease over 1070 and a 7.1 per j 19fi'J figin- cent increase fjr the foiir-yeai period. Ontario nnc! Saskatchewan appear (o be the health ie.si provinces with a decrease in deaths both for the month of July, tlie seven-month tally and the four-year average. Despite, the pill, freer dis- semination of birth control in- formnlion and abortion regula- Alberta by 1.5 per cent and British Columbia by 2.3 per cent. Even at those figures, British Columbia's and Al- berta's 1971 total is still higher than their four-year average. While Saskatchewan and Que- bec recorded slight increases in birth rates in 1971 over 1970, their figures are lower than (heir four-year average BIRTHS STILL UP seven months of the year to i Canada's birth rate dropped from in 1970. j In July but is still 15 per cent At the same time, Alberta J higher than the 1968-1970 tig- had an increase in deaths of! urc. 6.278 for 1971 over in In July the birth, death and 1970. marriage rate decreased con- This figure is a 5.3 per cent tinually from what it was in increase over the four-vear pc- j 1969. nod' 1968-1970. I The Canadian birth rate is Nova Scotia rhowed the, 17.3 per 1.000 for a 12-month greatest increase in deaths period ending July. 1971. The rose only slightly at .1 per cent. July has dropped in popular- ity for a marriage month, with only Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan recording an increase in the number of wed- dings over July. 1970. Alberta may have to depend upon imports from other prov- inces if the present, birth-death ratio continues Alberta record- ed a drop in births for the first City OES Chapter hits 60-year mark Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7 son, PGM. The toast to the OES celebrated its 60th anni- grand chapter bv Sr. Freda Al- versary witli a dinner len, responded to by Sr. Eva at Sven Ericksen's Family Res- j f-onsberry. tauranl. In attendance at tlie! Toast to the visitors by Sr. dinner were Worthy Patron and i Frances Miller PGM, and re- Worthv Matron Mr. and Mrs j sponses by Sr. Eileen Sailer. Ken Powell, Mamie Gibson, a 53 presiding matron jear member and Mrs. Elsie: Chapter No. Livingstone, a 57-year member. Br. Ted Lawrence PP was master of ceremonies for the occasion. Blessing given by Sr. Toni Dempster. Welcoming ro- of Laurel Over 100 guests took part in the activities. Maple Leaf marks were given by Sr- Gib- was 17.9. "Marriages dropped back to 8.fi per thousand for 1971 from 8.8 in 1970. The 1969 figure was also 8.6. DBS charts show that Sep- tember was a favorite month for weddings in and July in 1970. Births reached highs in July and October in 1969 and April in 1970. It would not seem to have reached a peak for 197) as yet. The death rale is much more consistent showing a slight in- cline in February, dropping sharply in March, and remain- ing fairly level throughout the next year. Says study on illegitimacy speaker Unwed mothers persecuted by males EDMONTON (CP) A Uni- versity of Calgary official said unwed mothers are persecuted by a male-dominated society which is riddled with strong altitudes Iowa r cl aggression and sexual repression. "Why should men be allowed to punish women for what is natural? Why do we favor the male values of aggression and destruction, and put down the female values of affect'.on, love I and i Dr. F. H. (Tim) Tyler, wel- fare director lor tho university, was speaking to about 100 per- sons at a public study session on changing attitudes toward illegitimacy. Dr. Tyler said sexual n sion is understandable day's success oriented society. Sexual freedom could mean a freeing from the bonds of a restrictive society, but it also created a crisis atmosphere. Dr. Tyler said a current phase of society, in which the lows people to experiment with identities and roles. Some of these had nolhing to do with sexual freedoms. Another spokesman at Ihe pubu'c believes government symposium said there has been with certain funds and re- a recent sharp increase in il- Man to Man classes OH Dean Melsness, provincial dl- WGilllCSJttYS !Ctor o[ child welfare, said J reclor there were illegitimate births in the province in 1970, compared with in 19GG. Mr. Melsness said only 508 children were given up for adoption in the January July sources can correct many so- cial ills, is giving way to a "de- velopmental society" which al- legitimate births in Alberta, period this year, compiired but morn unwed mothers arc with 770 children in the same opting to keep their children. I period last year. A Of Local happenings Tlie Male Self improvement Course entitled Man to Man. offered to all men in the Leth- bridge area, by the YMCA will begin Wednesday, at 8 p.m. The course will consist of 10 two-hour session on Wednesday nights. Featured speakers and cele- brities will be in attendance as sources of infonnalion on 10 It represented an authoritarian Fleetwood-Bowdcn Home and School Association will hold a meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Susie Bawden auditorium. i A" Parenls invited to attend. in to- Featured speakers to include Mrs. Gladys Bossen and Mrs. Pat Dickinson on How to Win duced hostility. 1-! to. M( le her as ve11' There are exceptions, be said, but many nurses, teach- ers and social workers "have an enormous sense of repres- sion which ends up in punishing people." It is no accident these peo- ple have strong authoritarian outlooks, lie said. Refreshments to be served. The Order of the Royal Pur- ple will hole1 ils first meeting of the fall term on Monday at 8 p.m. in tte Elks Hall. A re- port of the Supreme Convention held in Sudbury, Ont. will be given at this meeting. Xi Iota will meet at the home of Mrs. Doreen Wilcocks 3503 10 Ave. A S. at p.m. on Tuesday. Co-hostesses will lie Mrs. B-stly Dorren Mrs. Jenny Stalker. Kappa Chapter will hold a no host parly Tuesday at I! p.m. at Ihe home of M'fs. Forrest 1923 19th Ave. S. Tour to follow of the University of Lethbridgc library on Hie west campus. Valerie Adclerley anc Charlene Forrest will present the pi-ogram nn library orienta- tion. Coffee and lu.ich will be served in the new U of L cafe- teria. LA. TO F.O.E. BINGO Monday, Sept. 13 NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 lor SI 13lli 51. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed Chapter was instituted August 15. 1911. The ceremony was. held above the former Higin-j botham drug store on the north- west corner of 5th St. and 2nd. Ate. S. during the worst hail storm in the city's history. A banquet followed this cere- mony is what is now the Odd- fellows Hall. The first meeting was held Sept. 12, 1911 with 46 members on the charter. Five of the charter members were still ac- tive on the chapter's 50lh anni- versary. O.NE OF THE REGULARS two or three months a Chinese gentleman through the door of the Unilar- CAKE CUTTING HONORS Doing the honors at the Mrs. Elsie Livingston, o member for 57 years; Miss Mamie anniversary dinner of Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7 OES Gibson, a 59-year member and Mr. Ken Powell, Worthy were left to right, Worthy Matron Mrs. Marian Powell; Patron. New minister to study govt. programs EDMONTON (CP) Helen ive Conservatives surged to opened her own insurance agen-1 a Progressive Conservative. Hunley, the only woman in the: in the Aug. 30 provincial comes new Alberta cabuiet named Fri-: election. .h.ccn !ile i She named minister cy in 1956 she was manager of Mrs. Chichak, MLA for Edmon- a large machinery firm. Tlle ot'ler v'oman Service Committee at 56 responsibility of eliminating j without portfolio, tlie same title lature is Catherine Chichak also Street Ottawa and i government programs which as held by Ethel Wilson, the lon Norwood, in an accountant and a director of her husband's real csLate firm. Sparks makes a contribution of tween SIJ.T to S50 be-: she concludes are unecessary The 51-year-old mayor of "for hungry children." Because food is the I House was one I first rung in the ladder of reha of (hc lo llie bilitation, the USC continues its i when the Progress- relief programs overseas. only woman in the outgoing Social Credit cabinet. BINGO RAINBOW HALL uoi AV.. N. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th at 8 p.m. 1st Jackpot in 53 2nd Jackpot in 57 Free and Games, 25c per Card, 5 Cards 3 Free Garnet Door Prize No Children Under 16 Years THIS WEEK PROCEEDS TO UNITED APPEAL Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association Mrs. Davis survivors at Macleod Premier Peter Lougheed said Miss Hunley will be "involved in man., aspects of government administration." t Her first task will he lo join i with provincial treasurer Gor-1 don Minicly to study "govern-1 i ment programs lo determine j which ones may no longer be i neco-ssary or need Lo be rostruc- i turered." I Miss Hunley has been a resi- dent of Rocky Mountain House, a community of in the Foothills, since 19.13. Before sne ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 BINGO COR. 5th AVE. and 6th ST. S. IN THE CLUBROOMS TUESDAY, SEPT. p.m. First 12 Games First Card Others 25c each 1st No. (increases weekly) 2nd No. Jackpot K (increases weekly) Extra 5 Games Cards 25c ea. or S for Blackout In 54 Numbers All regular gamos pay double IF won in 7 nos. or lesj MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS j Girls' group FORT MACLEOD (Spec i a 1> Mrs. Kathleen Davis of Cal- j gary, killed in a motorcycle-1 j truck accident Sept. 7. is the I nninos j daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Fred Beaffie of Fort Macleod. j WARNER (HNS) Pamela Mrs. Davis is survived In- her Heppler was elected president husband, Doug and five "chil- j tho Warncr W.I. dren at Calgary. Her maternal I grandparents were Mr. and I p i t m a'n js vice-president, Mrs. Chris Hilliard who came Wendy Heppler and to Fort Macleod in 1899 and her Pittman treasurer, paternal grandparents were; Debbie Nilsson is social con- Mr, and Mrs. James Beatfic, vener and Gnil Diggers Ls the pioneers of I District -1 director. UKRAINIAN GREEK-ORTHODOX CHURCH BASEMENT Cor. 13th Street rind 7th Avcnuo N PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY p.m. DOORS OPEN A.M. DOOR PRIZE FREE CARDS FREE GAMES BINGO CARDS 25c EACH 5 CARDS BLACKOUT SI65 in 58 Numbers or loss (Jackpal Increase! JS Weekly) BLACKOUT JACPPOT in 50 numbers or loss Two icven numbori or losi Jachpof 525 each Sorry No porson under 16 yean of ago allowed HELEN HUNLEY, MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO The Evening branch of SI. Augustine's ACW will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Junior Forest Wardens and Girl Forest Guards will begin the fall season Tuesday at 7 p.m. for forest wardens and Wednesday at 7 p.m. tor fcvcst guards. Meetings are held at the Fish and Game hut on Sllh Ave. E. New members are wel- come. For further information please call 327-2050. Xi Nu Chapter will hold its opening meeting Tuesday at tlie hoir.e of Mrs. Guy Atkins 1723 23 St. S. Mrs. Larry Ober will present the program Tlie Face of the Earth. f Cathclic Central High School will hold an Education Night Wednesday in St. Francis gym at 8 p.m. Program lo include introduction of teachers, and the religious studies program from Grades 8-12 with FT. W. Kelly. Refreshments served. All parent.'; and interested per- sons welcome. Subjects will prove lo be both educational and on occasion quite entertaining. Panel dis- cussions, group discussions and presentation of facts, are only a sample of the various ways Ihat the numerous subjecis will be presented. Some areas lo be covered are Ecology, Drugs and Drug Abuse. Communications and Sports, Education, fashions, hair styling, self-concept, sen- sitivity groups, career opportun- ities. Miss Aycock seeks degree iii engineering FORT MACLEOD (Special) Miss Zan Aycock of Fort Macleod was employed through tlie Ecology Corps for the sum- She was to the rec- reation department under the management of Leo Bourassa. Her job was mostly painting at j Ihe arena and at the new ten- Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma nis courts. Plii, will hold its first meeting of the year at 0 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 14, it the home of Mrs. Roni Hermanulz. 1119 Lakcway Blvd. Co-hostess is Mrs. Con- nie Pike. The program oratory will be presented by Mrs. Bev Park and Miss Nita Marino. Miss Aycock has now left for Edmonton where she is en- rolled at the University of Al- lierta. Her goal is to obtain a degree in engineering. nOING AFRICAN ROME (Reuter) Ground hostesses of the Italian airline Preceptor Eta Chapter, Beta Alitalia are going African with Sigma Phi. will meet Tuesday, tire introduction of new uni- at p.m. at the home of forms in what the coulouriers Mrs. I. W. Swanson, 1103 25th call "Senegal Yellow." The uni- Sfreel South. The program will forms include yellow skirts. lie presented by Mrs. V. W. blouses and waistcoats and blue Thornhill. I accessories. Hot Pants- Don't mean a thing without an... E. P. 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