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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wedneidoy, August A, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 2i REMEMBER WHEN Remember when fhe frees were bare, ihe grass was brown, and snow covered almost everything and everyone? Well, be on ihe lookout, those days are fast reluming Two months from now, these scenes will be few and far be- tween, and all lhat will remain are memories ''Soliciting has dropped ofP Campaign launched against prostitution NEW YORK (AP) Of Die four youpg men sipping coffee around Lhe same Uiblc in ;in nil- night Times Sc'uurc rc-sUunant, Dan was clearly tlie flashiest dresser. The broad, white Panamn luil edged in black contrasted sfrilc- ingly with his suil. lie liiid shirt by merchants, restaurateurs, theatre operators and hoteliers, and two incidents of violence against foreign visitors spurred (lie current The campaign began in ear- nest on July 7, when Mayor Lindsay announced formation of Well-level task force to clean in varying shades of pink, j up Ihe mitl-Manhallan area "Behind this tiling I'.c v.cltcr of streetwalkers, porno- said, jabbing his lapel. "I'm graphic bookstores, unlicensed starving. "When a pimp doesn't have his money, there's going to be trouble." Dan, 22, whose two pirls were working the seamy side streets oil Broadway in times Square, was talking about the campaign against prostitution launched by Mayor John V. Lindsay, the po- uiassagc parlors, modelling stu- dio and theatres specializing in live or filmed sex Police; say Ihere arc about 30 of unlicensed massage parlors, v.herc half-nude girls H5 a b.ilHiour, about 20 houses showing explicit Him.'-., 70 stores with "peep about 15 live sex shows the midtown Ihe judge said in an interview. Lieut, Walter head of the police department's newly c r c a t ed plainclothes "pimp said it is "im- possible" to cio away with pros- titution, but "we think we can suppress it." said the typical pros- titute about was pi obably years old, a high black, lice department, criminal court i an estimated pros- judges and the district alloi- titiitcs walking the streets. ney's office. :'0ur drive has succeeded in reducing thn land of excessive. behavior of .sninc of :he said Police Patricl; V. phy. "Soliciting has dropped off quite a he added. "The visibility of the prostitute has )een reduced quite a bit.'1 A mounting list of complaints in an effort to halt the "gr'ow- int; crime wave" by prostitutes and an "alarming" increase in K'.'.es of veneral disease, Judge Mnrris Sclnvalb, who presides over Manhattan arraignments, ordered two women held with- out bail on prostitution charges lhat formerly resulted in vir- tually automatic .9500 bail. "Prostitutes have inundated Far-reaching residential YW program By SHARP Women's Editor TORONTO (CP) A YWCA in a residential area in Toronto has been running a program that reaches in several direc- tions at once. It started wilh a combination of requests from the commun- ity. One came from teenagers who said Ihey wanted some kind of involvement in Ihcir community, Iho cl'icr from people in a low-rcnl skyscraper apai tmcnl development who said (heir kids have nnlliing lo do in the evening. Now France McCabe is leaching teen-agers in a liain- ing course how to .vork with children. They get practi- cal experience by running a program for children ot Ontar- io Housing Commission tenants. Mrs. McCabe says: "We Iry 10 lell Ihe teen-agers what their responsibilities will be, what qualities a leader has, how Ihis works in a group. Their main worry was discipline and con- Irol. and we do have adult leaders helping. "We start wilh basic stuff in (he beginning and try to scat- ter training through (he year, working wilh liieir impressions of their kids and their experi- ences. POSITIVE EXPEDIENCE "The children are seven lo 11 and 11 to 14 in a more ad- vanced program. We have, an hour with them each week, wilh five lo eight kids in a gioup. "For some of them il's pure for some it's a break from home and a way lo have a positive experience. Sometimes, because the groups are small, it helps a child make friends, which he hasn't done before. We have also found kids opening up because there are adults they can talk to. "The problem in OHC com plexes is that there is no play area. There could be 200 kids in a building. "Usually there's a waiting list for our program. It's loo bad, but il's the only practical way to run it." There is another fringe bene- fit in that the program helps mix Ihe single-family commu- nity and Uic low-rent OHC pro- jects a little. Most of ihe (een- For 5 days only! TUES., AUG. 3rd, THRU SAT., AUG. 7th A beautiful 8" x 10" COLOUR PORTRAIT of your child 99 plus .50 handling Capture lhat pixie smile forever in lull, realistic colour with Eastman Kodak Professional Ektacolor Film. Wo're so sure you'll love your picture, that we'll give you your money track if this isn't one of the most life-like you've ever seen. You choose from actual finished portraits not proofs. Extra Prints arc available at reasonable prices. Age limit of sitter is from 5 weeks to ]2 years. Group portraits can be taken at only .99 per additional child. Limit of one portrait per per family. Tuesday 9 n.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday arid Friday 9 a.m. lo 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Slcroo Room, Second Floor EATON'S agers are from middle-income homes. Brenda Sauro is a lecn-ngcr who lives in an OHC building. She says she took the cour.sr- for its training and the expci i- ence it offers and because of U and out o town The past presidents of I ho Ladies Auxiliary to the Hoyal Canadian Legion, entertained 30 women at a garden party at fhe home of Mrs. F. S'.cwarl. A bouquet of roses was p'ro- sentcd to the oldest wojnnn, Mrs. W. Korgan, is CO- years old. Honorary of the auxiliary, Mrs. Vr. Stewart was a guest. The hos- tess was assisted ui the sen ins lunch by Mrs. N. Odney. Mis. M. Smith and Mrs. W. li. Livingston. Weekend visitors from Ed- monton were Mr. and Mrs. John Mudrik, and their hsby. They visiled Mr. and Jirs. Keith Chilton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Thomas and family, Grandma Vedrcs. motlier Horvath, and step-fath- er, Andy Horvath. Calgary visi- tors Monday, were Mr. and Mrs. AUen Vreuerer who visit ed Mr. and Mrs. Horvalh, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Chillon and family. she now Ihinks she might like to work with children when she graduates. "I think the attention is good for them. They don't really gel very much around here. We let IJ'cm choose (heir own pro- gram, so they're really doing v.ha! Diey want to do, they're not being told what to dp. "We form a big family look- ing alter little kids." Brcnda is working for the cily parks and recreation de- pi'.rlnicnt Ihis summer. Mrs. McCabe says a number of Ihe teen-agers do the course (o get experience lhat might help them get summer jobs. "Some want (o help other people. A few have been on drugs and had counselling and now are coming off. They want In foe useful." school dropout and a stranger lo -New York City mlh a record of prior arrests for the same crime. interviews wilh several pros titutes confirmed the b'culen ant's observations. Marilyn, for example, is 2fl and has liccn a liookcr for If] years because "welfare doesn't give me enough.11 She said her education stopped at the 10th grade and as a resulf, she "couldn't get a decent job." Marilyn left home when she was 15 after1 her step- father raped her, she said. Like the others she charges S20 to 525 a "trick Four lo 10 tricks a night, six nights a week on a untaxed income for her pimp, said Marilyn. DESERTED BY HUSBAND She said she became a pros- tilute afler her husband be- came addicted to drugs and de- serted her and her two illegiti- mate children, one now eight, the other 10 years old. Dr. Phillip Polatin. clinical director of Columbia Univer- sity's Psychiatric Institute, says Lhe streetwalker is either a highly neurotic individual or a borderline psychotic. He said prostitutes have "severe person- ality disturbances." "They are dependent people; some art acling out rebellion against society, the family, themselves, men. They take on masculine gressiveness, lack of desire for long emotional involvement, jeing forward and ao'ive." In many cases, they were ac- tresses, barmaids or models. Many were promiscuous with- out charging, but they would meet a professional who said they ought lo get paid, he said. "And they would just drift inlo it." FILLS FAMILY NEED The pimp, said Dr. Polatin, pimps have conncclions to or- ganised crime of one kind or said Murphy. "We know it's Ihere if we dig a lit- tle." The number of proslitution arraignments since the crack- down has declined lo a fraction of customary daily figures ol about 40 because K'lls are re- "fills the need of family, the. hiclant to take to Uie street. need for someone taking care..... of them, being concerned shout them." The pimps interviewed over coffee supported Dr. Polatin's conclusions by implication. Bay, for example, who is 22 and keeps two girls, drew sn analogy lo life in the armed services, saying he treats his are no women the same way, "only no', as cold." Commissioner" Murphy said the police department is "in- vesligaling Ihe possibility of putting together enough evi- dence" to initiate a prand jury investigation of pimps. "There is no doubt in my mind that people who are the One day Ihere were no arraign- ments at all. On another, there were only 10. Mayor Lindsay has already called the drive's progress and has vowed that it will continue. Local busi- nessmen have said they are pleased that their customers onger harassed. ES GL'.NS IPOH, Malaysia (AP) Abdul Halim's sister is taking military (raining Ix'cause she says she loves lo handle guns, (he discipline is strict and Ihe training quite lough, it is very interesting.'1 said Tunku Hosna Badlishah, 29. to nurses OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Nurses Foundation has awarded to 15 Canadian nurses to enable them to pur- sue graduate studies in thr 1971-72 academic year. The awards, announced today by tile Canadian Nurses1 Asso- ciation, range between and went to: Jeannine Baudry, Boucher- rille, Que.; Francoise Bergeron and Sister M. Felicitas, both of llontreaj; Judith MaryHibberd, Marilyn M. Steels, Carol Whit- ng, all of Toronto; Mildred Morris. Sudbury, Ont., E. R. McNeely, Hamilton; E. V. Be- noit, Degner, J. I. Leilch, Mrs. L. A. Robinson, all' of Win nipeg; G. M. Ryde, Richlea, Sask.; Mrs. J. E. Moneo, Assini- boia, Sask.; and Mrs. J. F. Slaver, Calgary. calendar cate, locat liannenin apne Old Time Dancers1 picnic will be held Saturday at the river bottom, with a pot-luck supper in Fort Macleod. All old tima dancers are welcome, and are asked lo bring their friends. Signs will be posted on the Fort Maelcod-Lethbridge highway. NO EVIDENCE MONTREAL (CP) Agnes HiEgins, director of the Mont- Diet Dispensary says "there is no sign of any evi- dence lhat the dairy industry realizes the importance of milk in mitrilion.'1 The least the gov- ernment can do, she says, is force the dairies to add vitamin rickcls whole milk, leaving some free for (hose who don't want it Million mile certificate GRANDE PR A in IE, Alia (CP) Floyd Ililcrud, -IS. of Grande Prairie has driven one million safe miles in his years as a bus driver and presented wilh a certificate for his safe driving reccnlly. "If you counted all (ho miles I've driven, it would be more than 2 he said. And Mr. Hilemd is already en his way lo his second official million miles. He has recorded 200.000 miles ovc-: Ihe first mil- lion. 55... when a. fjfc- doesn't seem cuoii "h. Our August Sale of Furs makes it possible for every woman lo wrap herself in furs at value-wise prices. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL The falesl in Moulon tamb (dyed processed lamb) parkas in high shades and trims. AUG. FUR SALE..... IOSE SHOP "Fashion With A 313 6TH 5T. S. OPEN THURSDAY UNTIl 9 P.M. Flair" PHONE 327-2244 Important Short IMINKS Short wrap-ups and sweetly priced to add luxury to your fashions. A, Special. I Fun Furs lo delight your heart excitingly slyled in ihe most wanted furs of muifcrof, rcccoon, lynx, mink, fox, pony, and many olher furs. SPECIAL FROM THE PANT SUIT FUR COAT Thai wonderful new lenglh in a rnullilude of high fashion furs. 4QQC SPECIALLY PRICED FROM }07J CANADIAN FURRIERS' GREAT AUGUST FUR SALE This is your opporlunily to choose ihe fur you have always wanted. The selection is mag- nificent and ihe prices are down-to-earlli. Open your charge accounl now, and wrap yourself in luxury. CANADIAN FURRIERS "In A Tradition Of Quality" PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING ;