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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, 2, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Women's coalition calls August anti-rape month NEW YORK (Reuter) A coalition of women's groups proclaimed August anti-rape month and called Wednesday on police, hospitals, courts and legislators to stop viewing the rape victim as the criminal. "Rape, the most degrading and humiliating of all crimes, is only the beginning. "The victim is then often persecuted by police who do not believe her, doctors who are anything but sensitive or professional, lawyers who put her sex life on trial, and legislators who make laws based on the myth that all women want to be a spokeswoman for the anti- rape coalition said "Rape is the rapist's crime, not the victim's. The sooner all women understand that, and all men believe it, the sooner we'll be able to wipe rapists off the face of the said Scottie Welch, co- ordinator of the National Organization for Women's Rape Prevention Com- mittee. A demonstration of how to -The Herald Family Unmarried couples should be viewed as family units OTTAWA (CP) Society penalizes people who adopt family units that don't con- form to tradition, says the Vanier Institute of the Family. Unmarried couples living together, with or without chil- dren, should be viewed as a family, members of the in- stitute's executive said at a news conference this week. So should single-parent un- its, co-operative groups and homosexual couples who live together for extended periods. But because the family headed by an adult male and female was viewed as the only proper form of family life, people had become servants of social institutions geared to serve and perpetuate the traditional family. Human relations were being eroded. For example, a married man would have no trouble claiming his unemployed legal wife as a dependent for in- come tax purposes. But a single man would not be allowed to claim as de- pendent his common law spouse Neither would he be able to have her covered by his provincial health in- surance. During the last few years, the Vanier Institute had ex- panded its thinking. It now recognized more than one family structure and hoped to help change confining social institutions. "We now respect any form of human relations that is good and says Mozah Zemans, president of the Ot- tawa-based institute. It was necessary to make the public and social in- WeeWhimsv stitutions aware of these new family forms, which now were not even recognized in census statistics. Two single people living to- gether in a continuing rela- tionship would not be reported in statistics as a family. The Vanier institute now was working with statistical agencies to develop new meth- ods and questions that would give a more accurate picture of national census patterns. attack the attacker was given and repeated at the press conference at a police centre here. A petite policewoman from the sex crimes analysis unit demonstrated simple attacks for use on a would-be rapist- gouging eyes or throat, knee- ing groin, punching stomach, kicking shins and grinding heel into instep "like putting out a cigarette." Some 100 women who had gathered to watch cheered vengefully and groaned. "One good punch may help save you, but never use hand- to-hand combat unless you are a master or mistress at judo or Lieut. Mary Keefe, commanding officer of the sex crimes analysis unit warned. If the rapist is provoked he may become even more violent, she said. "Your best defences are to scream and run." Lieut. Keefe also stressed that a woman's mind may be the best self-defence weapon by being aware of potentially dangerous areas and situations and by "not blowing your cool, but sizing up your best chances of saving yourself." Sally McGee, of the Women's Political Caucus, demanded that legislators enact rape-law reforms. The proposals would end re- quirements for corrobora- New York did last March prohibit testimony on the victim's sex life, as California did a few months ago. "If politicians do not show concern about the rape issue, we will not keep them in of- fice We are the majority. We are 52 per cent of the elec- torate Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: When I read that letter from the director of a hospital who mentioned pilfering of small items by hospital personnel, I knew I had to write. Our 24-year-old daughter (college graduate and ex- New marketing technique may save money and time B n John Phips vwfl be sent the original art for his quote Send your child's quotation to this paper NEW YORK (AP) Those funny little lines on cans QI peas, soup snu otiier 3 grocery items are the signal for a new marketing technique that store official: in the United States say will save money and time for shoppers and the industry. Con- sumers aren't sure how well it will work. Supermarkets are just starting to try the 8 system on a limited basis. It's called the 8 Universal Product Code and involves the use of a scanner and computer designed to speed things up at the checkout counter and reduce human errors. The Marsh Store at the Sherwood Shopp- ing Centre in Troy, Ohio, has been using g the code system since June 28 and spokesman Steve Overmyer said this week that initial reaction has been "just fan- x tastic." He conceded that there were "a few little bugs here and there, but nothing like the problems we anticipated." :S About manufacturers, with annual S grocery sales of billion, are planning to 8 implement the system. They're members of a trade association called the Uniform Grocery Product Code Council. Here's how the system works- the different-sized lines are imprinted on a can or box by the manufacturer A spokesman for Distribution Codes Inc. of Washington, D.C., which developed the system, explained that the lines really are called a "machine readable symbol linear bar type." Some of the lines stand for the name of the manufacturer and the type of product. The rest represent the price. It's up to the individual supermarket to set the price by feeding information into a computer. It might tell the computer that a specific combination of lines means 29 cents, for example. If an item is not marked with the because the manufacturer has not imprinted it or because the product is something like meat that varies in price according to the store can stamp on its own symbol with an in- store printer The customer takes the product to the checkout counter where it passes by an electronic scanner which "reads" the lines and asks the computer what the price is. The computer's reply flashes up on a screen and is noted on the cash register. Shoppers still will get a supermarket not only the price, but the name of each item, represented by what's known as a 12-character alpha description. That means the description of the product can't be more than 12 letters. Consumer opposition stems from in- dustry plans to eliminate price tags on in- dividual items entirely. The price would be posted on the shelf above or below an item, but wouldn't be stamped on the product itself. Firefly enzyme detects bacteria VANCOUVER (CP) The economic position of American women is getting worse instead of better, says Michigan Congresswoman Martha Griffiths. Mrs Griffiths made the comment in a speech this week to the National Associa- tion of Women Lawyers at the International Bar Association Convention. She said that in the United States the average full-time woman worker earns only 58 per cent as much as a man but 20 years ago earned 64 per cent. The rate of unemloy- ment among women is 46 per cent more than that of men, while it was only 13 per cent more in 1961 Mrs. Griffiths said the dis- parity is a result of an employ- ment opportunity commission inadequately funded and un- derstaffed: lack of minimum wage laws in areas where The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE VANCOUVER (CP) Scientists with the American space program say they have come up with a way to diagnose certain diseases more quickly. The technique uses an enzyme extracted from firefly tails to detect bacteria in urine or spinal fluids. With it bacteria can be detected and treated within 30 minutes. It now can take up to two or three days. Emmett Chappelle and Dr. Grace Picciolo of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration detailed the process at the annual meeting of the American Society for Photobiology at the University of B.C. The technique was dis- covered as scientists worked on life-detection methods for NASA, which wanted some way of finding life on other planets. Bacteria is detected by registering the amount of light emitted from the reac- tion between adenosine triphosphate, ATP, and luciferase, an enzyme, derived from firefly tails. ATP is used to store energy in all forms of life. THE BETTER HALF The process does not iden- tify the bacteria that has to be done the old-fashioned way but it does identify the an- tibiotic that will best deal with it. Bob Zimmerman program manager for Biomedica! Applications at NASA, said the technique will help in the early detection of kidney disease and with such spine- related diseases as meningitis and encephalities. By Barnes CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 St. A 6 North FRIDAY, AUG. o'clock 4th and 8th Games in 7 Numbers 12th 5 CARDS FOR OR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT IN 58 N08. LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Persons Uixtor 11 Ywrs Not Allowed Sponsored by ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB____________ "Let's synchronize our watches so I don't start spending before you start earning." cellent student) left an un- usually fine position with a promising future to take a job for less pay in the accounting department of a suburban hospital. We couldn't unders- tand it. She said she wanted to "be part of an institution that served humanity." About three months later, the real reason became ap- parent. She wanted to become friendly with someone who could help her gain access to drugs. It was a nightmare. She changed from a bright, energetic, outgoing person into a secretive, temperamen- tal stranger. Some days she was talkative and full of energy. Other days she was depressed and non- communicative. When I found a huge supply of pills and a syringe under her mattress, I knew the answers to many questions that had us mystified. She is under a doctor's care now and returning to her old self. But it's been an uphill fight all the way. Why don't hospitals keep all narcotics under lock and key? I'm sure if this happened to our child it has happened to others. Thanks, Ann, for any boost you might give this crusade. Been Thru Hell Dear B.: I know of no hospital that allows employees easy access to drugs Almost all hospitals have a carefully monitored drug-dispensing system. But no system is fail-safe. Drug addicts are among the cleverest of all thieves, and the most daring as well. When drugs become the center of a person's existence, he will figure out a way to get them. Dear Ann Landers: After nine years of marriage, think- ing I was his second wife, im- agine my shock when I dis- covered by accident that I am his third. When I learned that Larry had been married to a woman in Illinois and had two children by her, I was floored. I confronted him with it that very evening and he said it happened 16 years ago and had been such a terrible ex- perience, he wanted to put it completely out of his mind. I asked how a father could ignore two children for so many years. Larry said his wife was such a rounder he was never sure the kids were his. According to him, neither of them looked like him. He just picked up and left town one day when they were very small. Should I try to contact them and insist that he accept some responsibility for these children? I'm in such a state of shock I don't know what to do. I need some guidance. in Texas Dear T.: You need to talk to your clergyman and take your husband with you. The bare bones of your story aren't enough for me to build any ad- vice on. I urge you to get this settled to your satisfaction or it could be a continuing source DEPARTMENT STORES of trouble between you and your husband. Hotdogging Water skiing on Trout Lake, near North Bay, Ont., has gone to the at least one of them. Sandy, a four-year-old family pet of the Gerald Emond family, is shown during a day's activities on the lake. Mr. Emonds says that last summer Sandy raised such a fuss when the family took to the waves they put him on a home-made water disk. And he's been riding the waves ever since. Discrimination to blame Women's position worsening women are the predominant labor force and discrrr.ination under the social security system and the federal in- come tax laws "Congress has given women one economic protection said Mrs Griffiths She said welfare payments, food stamps, medicaid and aid to dependents totals about 400 a year, "which is close to the median earnings of women who work outside the home at year-round-full-time jobs." Mrs. Griffiths, chairman of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would amend the U.S constitution to prohibit dis- crimination on the basis of sex. said the motion had originally been introduced in 1923. 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