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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 LETHBRIOGE HERALD Friday, September 21, 1973 Family Mental health needs council In spite of. the time elapsed since the new Mental Health Act was passed, there have been no regional councils es- tablished in this or any other region in Alberta, said Dennis O'Connell. president of the Southern Region board of the Canadian Mental Health' Association. In a recent meeting at St. Michael's General Hospital, Vera Ross, provincial chairman of the social action committee commented that "a regional council for mental health services is imperative for the south Alberta region." She said since the enact- ment of Bill 83 providing for regional councils, plans have been made to establish these throughout the province. "One of the objections by the department of health to the southern region's board of CMHA acting as such a coun- cil has been the lack of the medical profession on the board." she said. Dr. LeRoy McKenzie reminded Mrs. Ross that a medical person is not necessarily qualified to deal with mental health. Mrs. Ross agreed, stating that she preferred to see a strong representational board from the lay community. "Again I want to state." said Mrs. Ross, "that the es- sence of the CMHA in the beginning has been social ac- tion and members of the board should be greatly concerned with bringing about needed changes in legislation and PUBLIC 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THUHS.-8 p.m. remedying any situation in the province where there exists inadequate services in the prevention and treatment of mental health problems." Rev. Ken Jourdan reported to the board that he had par- ticipated in a "telephone conference meeting" with social action chairmen from Edmonton. Calgary. Medicine Hat. Grande Prairie and Red Deer, discussing the necessity of regional councils being formed in each of these 1 regions. It was said that these coun- cils could co-operate with all agencies providing mental health services, more readily identify the needs of the com- munity, and are in a better position to request new ser- vices for each of the areas. The chairman of the educa- tion committee reported to the meeting that in co- operation with members of the sociology and psychology departments of the University of Lethbridge, a series of workshops pertaining to un- derstanding mental illness and its treatment will be es- tablished. A meeting will be held this week to outline objectives, guest speakers and resource persons from the southern region for the first workshop to be held in October. In addition, the board has a committee under the direc- torship of June Tagg assisting in the rehabilitation of patients to become active members of the community. It was decided that the date of the annual meeting would be changed from May to September; and the date of the fund-raising campaign would also be altered. In conclusion, Mrs. Ross in- formed the board that members from the southern region are needed for the provincial board of the CMHA, Door to opportunity is closed RICK ERVIN. photo Someones' faithful companion was left on the outside looking in while classes were in session at Winston Churchill School. The furry fella seems to be' sadly contemplating the gems of knowledge about to pass him by because dogs, regardless of how enthusiastic about education, are not allowed to roam the hallowed halls. Baby-sitting big business in Vegas CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S 13th St. and 6th Ave. n. FRIDAY, SEPT. 21st O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Games S30 in 7 Game S40 5 CARDS FOR S1.00 OR Each BLACKOUT JACKPOT 53 NUMBERS LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH Persons Under 16 Years Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB SATURDAY By ANDREW MALCOLM New York Times Service LAS VEGAS, Nev. Giant neon signs touting all-new, all- nude bevues. Gambling dens that never close. Chorus girls in see-through feathers. Gam- ing tables where run-away dads drop family savings. Prostitutes. Discotheque dancers who move body parts most people never knew ex- isted. Loud bands. And baby- sitters. Baby sitters? In Las Vegas9 Yup. 8 It's all part of the city's new image. No longer content with the high-rolling, late-night Frank Sinatra crowd, Las garish green Gomorrah that turned the desert into a tourist attraction is out now to earn the families' funds. After all. a dollar bill from Sac City, Iowa, or Maple Shade, N.J., makes the one- armed bandits whirl just as fast as a buck from some big daddy in New York City. So now there are asphalt campgrounds, tame midway attractions for the junior set and family-type restaurants. And following right along behind the constant caravans of suburban station wagons are those ubiquitous female family followers the baby- sitters. Like everything else in this 24-hour city where sunrises and sunsets seem irrelevant to BOMBSHELLS ONE DAY ONLY WHILE QUANTITIES LAST. SEE THE AMAZING 4-VVAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1255 3rd Ave. S.__________PHONE 327-6070 Imported Dutch Bulbs Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, etc.. 77' Photo Albums Self sticking pages. Reg. 2.98.. K-Mart Panty Hoso Regular and all sheer. Reg. 1.17.. 2 Piece Beth Mat Set 100% rayon completely washable. Bath mat and lid cover.. mmmmmmtm Potting Soil 3 qt. regular or african violet.. Embroidered Pillow Cases Pair.. ____ South Maid Crochet Cotton .99 73 2 .88 <33 66' KRESGES Saturday Sept. 22nd Now is the time to buy all Your Sewing Needs at 10% Discount NEW FALL FABRICS. .such as Double Knits Suiting, Printed Plain crepes, Velvets Sewing Notions etc. etc. are all on Sale at OFF their regular low prices, this Saturday. 320 7th St. Albvrta life, baby-sitting is big business. So big that whenever mom and dad pass through Sin City West, they can drop their children in the hotel room and their bundle in the casino. "The Las Vegas family trade is growing tremen- said Miss Jerri Vigliani, a former Mrs. who a year ago bought out her employer. The Reliable Babysitting Agency women with Families visiting here have their choice of eight licensed babysitting agencies with a battalion of several hundred smiling sitters standing by on alert status with travelling toy bags in hand. The sitters range in age from 21 to 70 (many of them look like everybody's neighbor's Often they are widowed or divorced. Long ago they fled places like Clinton, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio, and they love the climate here, where summer temperatures hover around 111 in the day- Grandma receives BA TORONTO (CP) An 89- year-old grandmother fre- quently seen on the campus of Atkinson College here earlier this year was not a was a student. The grandmother, who re- ceived a bachelor of arts de- gree, was one of 325 graduates last spring from the college, which officials ,say has more part-time students than any other college in the province. Now in its 12th year of oper- ation, the college is located on the campus of York Univer- sity. But it has its own residence, a full-time faculty and its own building. It offers more than 550 courses to 000 students, some of them housewives, teachers and old- age pensioners who attend part-time. Jim Cameron, associate dean, said in an interview there was some pessimism ex- pressed in academic circles when "the idea of evening studies started." "People weren't sure that students here would get a degree and graduate." But he said more than part-time students have graduated, and "it's proof that the college is being accepted." With under-enrolment prob- lems facing many Ontario uni- versities, including York, Atkinson officials are en- couraged their enrolment is continuing to grow. most sitters sleep. For some, baby-sitting is a professional or second job. For some, it's a hobby. For others, it's a dodge for boredom. But for each it can be fairly remunerative. Some full-time sitters, working long hours seven days a week, earn more than a week, ample in a city where nice apartments go for a month. For tourists the standard charge is an hour for one to three children with a four- hour minimum. The agencies, which match the tourist with the sitter, get about 20 per cent of everything earned. Calendar Mrs. C. Miron will convene the annual fall tea for Laurel Chapter No. 43 OES which will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in Southminster church hall. Mrs. J. Talbot will be in charge of decor with Mrs. Vera MacDonald and Mrs. J. W. Maxwell arranging the tea tables. Mrs. Peter Lewko will attend the pantry table and Mrs. Florence Risler will be in charge of catering. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold the regular dance at p.m. in Southminster hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. The Minus One Club will hold a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Polish Hall. Music by the 'Country Three. Members and guests welcome. Parents Without Partners will hold a regular meeting at p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, corner 18 St. and 6 Ave. S. All single parents welcome. Men's clothing will cost more By WARREN PERLEY MONTREAL (CP) The high cost increase forecast for men's fall fashions never ma- terialized- hut textile spokesmen are not dis- counting the possibility of higher prices next spring. Those within the industry say men's clothing prices are five to seven per cent higher this fall than the year before. Last spring a 40-per-cent increase was anticipated by some. Everyone connected with the textile industry agrees the cost of raw materials is rising because of a shortage of natural resources. Experts in the field point to four reasons for a wool short- age: droughts in Aus- tralia have reduced the number of sheep; sheep herders have reduced the size of their flocks to try to drive up wool prices has cornered the wool market since they decid- ed to invest their excess dollar reserves in a sound commodi- ty whose value could not be re- duced by inflation; public is turning to- wards more traditional and formal clothing, creating an unprecedented demand for wool. "In some textiles such as wool there will be a bitter in- crease while in others it will be he said. "It is a complex situation but I don't believe any large price increase will be passed directly onto the consumer. The public can't live without food or shelter but they can live without clothes. We're sensitive to public reaction." Paul Marios, of the Wool Bureau of Canada, said raw wool prices have increased 50 to 75 per cent over the last 18 months. This increase will be passed onto the purchaser in the form of a 15 to 20 per cent increase in the price of woolen clothing, he said. Princess's new house hazardous COTTON SCARCE Raw cotton is also scarce. Recent flooding along the banks of the Mississippi River destroyed a large segment of the cotton crop there and some cotton-producing nations have begun planting soybeans instead of cotton. Even synthetics such as rayon, nylon and dacron are in short supply because of pet- rochemical shortages. Almost half the textiles produced in Canada are synthetic. The leather industry is the only exception to the trend of rising raw material costs. Elizabeth Hammond, director of the Leather Bureau of Canada, said the "market is not yet stabilized in spite of the fact the price of hides has fallen between 80 and 90 Cents per square foot." Within the industry there is some disagreement over what effect the rising cost of raw materials will have on clothing prices. Stan Cornthwaite, a spokes- man for the Canadian Textiles Institute, said primary textile producers anticipate a 10 to 15 per cent increase in textile prices to jobbers. LONDON (Reuter) Prin- cess Anne and her husband-to- be, Capt. Mark Phillips, may not be able to move into their new home on the grounds of Sandhurst Military Academy because of the security risk. A spokesman at Buckingham Palace said the matter was "under dis- cussion" following reports that police had asked the Queen not to let her daughter live in a house which could become a target for bombers and snipers. Scotland Yard would not deny or confirm the reports, but an army spokesman at Sandhurst also said the matter was "under discussion." The reports said police told the Queen they could not guar- antee the princess's safety after they discovered that a public right of way ran close to the front door so that anyone could see in or toss a sbomb. Trees also surround the house, providing cover for possible snipers. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. Arrmiium LESSONS Instrument supplied for home practice at Phone 327-7524 530 5th St. S. Charismatic Fellowship Services This Saturday, Sept. 23 p.m. Anointed Ministry for the Whole Body of Christ! HEAR REV. BRIAN BAILEY Of Gt. Britain. An International Bible Teacher with a strong Pro- phetic Ministry. Why not join us for this evening of fellowship fand motivation in God? At New Hop Centra 1501 6 Ave. South SPECIAL SS-fl-oo John's Beauty Salon 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-6422 We are pleased to announce that DONNA VANDER HULST Has rejoined our staff. She welcomes all her former customers to drop in and see her. Donna is well qualified in all phases of hair styling. ;