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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ji tin ii iv, i k> i mtrvuuE 19 Skunky tangle Arg! It's enough to drive most people for cover. But for little Lorn Watson of Windsor, it's only a minor problem. Lorne was walking her pet skunk, one-year-old Mike, through a riverfront park By the way, Mike is descented. Classification of jobs way to evade equal pay INSURED PUR STORAGE NEW YORK FURS 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3276 TORONTO (CP) A brief by a professional women's club to Margaret Birch, provincial secretary for social development, says management and labor are using classification of women's jobs as a method of evading equal pay laws. The brief, prepared by the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario, says present legislation does not protect women in white- collar fields and such professional fields as university faculties The crudest form of evasion, the report says, is when an 'employer gives a man an extra job for example ol lifting something once a week or day. The brief, says it would be difficult to convince a court that men and women are being paid at the same rate if HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Naad Clothing. Furniture. Toys. Household Effects Call 328-2860 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 111 AVE. S. they do exactly the same thing, with the exception of the man's lifting job which could earn him more a week The report lists other examples of ways in which equal-pay legislation has been evaded, including giving men access to training courses in which women are not admitted, thereby ensuring (hat men rather than women are promoted, and lower percentage rates for pay increases for women, as set by collective agreement1; by unions In its recommendations for improving the 1973 Ontario Employment Standards Act, the organization should not be to protect women from discrimination, but to ensure equality for both women and men It urges the repeal of the subsection limiting overtime work for female employees under 18 years of age. Mrs Birch has already announced this regulation will be changed, as well as the one requiring employers to provide free transportation to women between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m MORE from the COLLEGE Lethbridge Community College School of Continuing Education Contemporary Women Phase I! 6 Weeks April 22.1974 to May 31.1974 Monday. Wednesday. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon COURSE OBJECTIVE: This course is designed for the woman whose home demands are fewer and whose children are becoming increasingly independent. This course is designed to help women realistically analyse their goals, skills, attitudes and interests Topics that could be covered: Communication Skills speakmq snd listening Drug and Alcohol Abuse adults and teenagers 3 Sell-Improvement hair care, skin care, make-up A Human Sexuality sex education 5 The Media magazines, newspapers, radio, television Physical Fitness Dieting Nutritional Buying Budgeting Recreational Programs swimming, tennis, volleyball, badminton, etc Craft Programs macrame', bead- crnli, knitting Healthy for the family and pertinent health information for women Wnat's happening in our schools'? new programs, curriculum, extra- curriculum programs, counselling department, parent-teacher meetings, etc 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 Buying clothes wisely recycling. 15 How to apply for a iob. 16 Volunteering your time 17 Work and study experience program 18 Psychology of Modern Living child development, personality development 19 Vocational and educational opponunities 20 Thinking in a positive manner 21 Recreational opportunities in our com- munity cost, locations, future plans 22 Consumer rights 23 Being a good hostess 24 The happy marriage. 25 Legal rights. Gypsy traditions, life smothered by modern laws By ADRIAN DARMON PARIS (Reuter) Harassed for centuries, persecuted by the Nazis during the Second World War and still considered undesirable by a majority of the population, gypsies still try to continue their nomadic existence in France. They are being slowly smothered as an ethnic group by the restraints of modern life. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to camp on the outskirts of towns or on waste land in the country. Motorways, blocks of housing projects around big cities and, above all, recent legislation practically outlawing the nomadic way of life have contributed to threaten the very existence of at least French gypsies Several tribes have scattered. Many have been compelled to move from the Paris region, where they have lived for centuries, to seemingly untroubled places, hoping their situation will improve. A resolution calling for a halt to discrimination against some gypsies living in the 18-member countries of the Council of Europe was adopted in September, 1969, by the council's consultative assembly. But nearly five years have elapsed and the council's recommendations have remained almost a dead letter here. Spanish and Catalan gypsies, the Roms. the Smtis, the Manouches and the Yeniches form the main groups living in France The Manouches usually sell secondhand goods or collect scrap metal, the Roms and Sintis are better known as craftsmen, the Yeniches mostly peddle goods near provincial towns. The Spanish and Catalan gypsies tend to be less organized and many have been reduced to begging, especially in big cities. A gypsy who uses only his first name of Marco is married and has five children. He lives near the famous Paris Flea Market where he works as a second-hand goods dealer. Marco. 36, speaks bitterly about the plight of gypsies "People still believe stupid old legends about gypsies being kidnappers or sorcerers The life of a gypsy is to travel We are the Bedouins of Europe and above all we prise our independence." SERVED IN ARMY Marco has travelled a lot. Before becoming a second- hand dealer he was a tinker He also joined the army "Military service is compulsory in France, even for gypsies Many of them behaved bravely in the army but what did we get in Marco said gypsies are denied their fundamental human rights, that laws have been enforced against squatting and camping on common land, alongside highways and even on abandoned plots. "And what about justice'' The son of a non-gypsy would only receive a good spanking if he stole a chocolate bar. But for such a small theft the son of a gypsy would be sent to reformatory. "The trouble is that people have always regarded us as undesirable. If only they were a bit interested in our history, T'm sure their attitude would change." According to various legends, the Roms came from Persia and India and helped found the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Marco switches the conversation to some of the customs of the gypsies. "We have music (n. our veins. We probably have the best guitar players and violinists. No one has equalled Django Reinhardt among the Gadjes non-gypsies. And don't forget the Spanish gypsies and their flamenco. "Our women are somewhat gifted for fortune-telling, though a long-standing tradition, is strictly banned among gypsies maybe because we are superstitious. "And what about our cuisine? How many people know our delicious recipes such as sparrow pudding and hedgehog The French Association of Gypsy Studies said in a recent report that a law passed in December, 1972, which practically outlawed peddling and door-to-door selling, seriously compromised the future of gypsies. The report stressed that most gypsies are illiterate and cannot find jobs other than peddling, selling old clothes or collecting scrap metal. It urged French society to change its attitude toward the gypsies to save them from dying out. Ann Landers Dear Ann: I'm 37. the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter who comes by her looks naturally. (I was a finalist in a national beauty contest in the late We 'look more like sisters than mother and daughter Like many other women. I do my housework in the nude When the weather is pleasant I slip out for a skinny-dip in our secluded, private pool. My husband takes frequent business trips but when he's home he often joins me Our daughter has a handsome 17-year-old boyfriend In spite of Rick's tender age. I find myself attracted to him. He has always treated me with respect and I've kept my infatuation well concealed Last wpek I was enjoying a nudie swim when Rick suddenly appeared at the side of the pool. I was speechless with embarrassment. To make me feel "at ease." he calmly disrobed and joined me Rick is built like a Greek god and we cavorted playfully in reckless abandon. It ended when he kissed me in a way that made my head twirl Now Rick wants me to be his "Mrs. Robinson." arguing that many middle-aged women have young lovers I'm tempted, but scared to death. If my daughter found out she'd be furious. I have a 33-year-old divorced neighbor who would be crazy about Rick. I've thought of introducing them to get him off my trail In the meantime I'm having nightmares. I haven't been skinny-dipping since. This letter is no phony from Yale It's a REAL problem, and I need help in Marin County Dear Marin: Inform Rick that he is not welcome to drop around your pool uninvited When he comes to see your daughter, get lost. Ma. And don't introduce him to anybody I'll bet this kid already knows several middle-aged women Let's hope Rick doesn't have a loose lip or you could be in for the hassle of your life. Dear Ann Landers: What do you think of the recent research project which revealed that men who smoke pipes are viewed by women as "sexier, superior intellects, more mature, sincere, attractive, stable and masculine9" This survey was conducted by a local psychology institute. Can a pipe give a man all those enviable qualities'7 Bay Area Ann Fan Dear Bay: A pipe can't give a man ANY of those enviable qualities. The survey merely said women VIEW men who smoke pipes as "sexier, superior intellects, etc." Did you know the research project was commissioned by a pipe manufacturer in Burlingame. California? Dear Ann Landers: I've been reading your column for 20 years and you are a quack. My diagnosis is based on a detailed computerized analysis You have produced only 79 original answers since 1953. Since you write seven days a week, this means you give only one honesl-to- goodness reply every 93 days. The other 92 days you sneak by with "seek professional help'1 or ''see your clergyman" or "you Yale "guys make me sick. Knock it off." You are a phony Close Observer Dear'C. 0.: I've been writing this column for 18 years, not 20. Among your other "gifts" are you also a clairvoyant? You'd have to be to see me coming two years before I appeared. Dear Ann Landers: Is our daughter normal? Am I crazy or what9 Linda is 16, doesn't lift a finger around the house, yells bloody murder if I misplace something that SHE should have put away. She has a tantrum if I don't have her blouses pressed in time. If I ask her to run an errand for me. she says I'm exploiting her I'm exhausted and disgusted. What goes? Beat Mom Dear Mom: Who raised that vegetable9 When you plant onions, don't expect lilacs to bloom. WeeWhimsv I, CfHKl will be sent the original an for her quote Send your child's quotation to ihrs paper PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY CLASSIC SHOES No he's not trying to catch the' bus he races it to work since he got shoes (rom Greens FOR The golf season is here! We have a large selec- tion of styles for men and women drop in soon Open till p.m. Joe GREEN'S SHOES Downtown on Sixth Street Rights amendment considered SASKATOON (CP) Attorney-general Roy Romanow said last week an ammendment will be introduced on married women's property rights, and he hopes this may still be done during the current session His comment followed the release of a government study which called for greater effort on the part of the provincial government to promote women's rights in Saskatchewan. The study, prepared by Arleen Ilynd. deputy minister of consumer affairs, and Mary Rocan of the labor department's women's bureau, recommended among other things that the assets accumulated during a marriage be shared equally by husband and wife. hale of a job It is not every day that an 'agriculture de- partment veterinarian is called on to ride a whale. But when the Western Australian Museum want- ed to know the tempera- ture of the blue whale that became stranded at Albany, this vet was asked to help. The 80- foot whale, estimated to weigh 80 tons was strand- ed m about seven feet of water, and would have to be destroyed with ex- plosives It couldn't be freed and would die slowly if left. Litho QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE RETIREMENT SALE Rose Shadow by "Rose Shadow" in Community Stainless 40 PIECE SERVICE FOR EIGHT Regular Price Now 5995 4 PIECE SERVING SET In Gift Box (No. 2 Tablespoons, 1 Sugar Spoon, 1 Butter Knife. Regular Price K2O Retirement Sale Price 9 4 PIECE HOSTESS SET In Gift Box (No. 1 Pierced Tablespoon, 1 Dessert Server, 1 Gravy Ladle, 1 Cold Meat Fork. "V 45 Regular Price Open Stock Regular suggested consumer price, each Suggested Retirement Sale Price, each Spoons Coffee 1.25 Tea 1.50 Dessert or Oval Bowl Soup 2.00 Forks Dinner 2.00 Salad 2.00 Knives H.H Dinner Serrated 4.50 Flat Butter Spreaders 2.00 Serving Pieces Sugar Spoon 2.50 Butter Knife 2.50 Table or Serving Spoon 2.50 Pierced Tablespoon 2.50 Gravy Ladle 4.50 Cold Meat Fork 3.75 Pierced Dessert Server 3.75 Northland Chest No. 325 30.00 .93 1.12 1 .50 1 .50 1.50 3.37 1.50 1 .87 1.87 1 .87 1 .87 2.81 2.81 Limited Time: March 14, 1974 to April 30, 1974 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606-3rd Avenue S. LET HBRIDGE ;