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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August 11, 1970 THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD JJ, Longer Post-Nalal Slay With Hospital Insurance TORONTO (CP) Three To- ronto researchers say a study has shown that women whoso health insurance pays the raosl are kept the longest in hospital after giving birth. The three report their find- ings in the current issue of Ca- nadian Hospital, the journal of the Canadian Medical Associa- tion. They are professors David Hewitt and Jean Milter of the department of epidemiology and biometrics at the Univer- sity of Toronto and Anne Pet typiece, formerly with the Met- Pioneer Suffragette Dies At 86 NORWALK, Conn. (AP) Elsie Hill, 86, a pioneer in the fight for women's suffrage in the United States and who once went to jail for her beliefs, died in her home after a heart at- tack. Even in 1969, she was still fighting for equality for wom- en. Miss Hill graduated from Vassar college in 1906 and went to live in Washington where her father, was a member of Congress. "I was a co n g r e s s man's daughter and I was very pro- she said in an interview six years ago. "But they put us in jail just for asking for the right to vote. "I was given 10 days in jail for climbing on a public monument. Vie went on a hun- ger strike in jail." The suffragettes scored their victory in 1920 when the con- stitution was amended to give women the vote. ropolitan Toronto Hospital Planning Council. The researchers say the study of Toronto hospitals show- ed a marked difference be- tween the length of stay by pa- tients with minimum hospital insurance and those who had additional coverage that paid for more expensive rooms. They also say some hospitals kept maternity patients, rich and poor, far longer than oth- ers did. One hospital, they say, kept 92 per cent of maternity pa- tients 'more than five days. Another kept only 23 per cent of such patients longer than five days. The study showed that wom- en with standard ward insur- ance or whose bills were paid by welfare were Vk times as likely to go home early in at least six hospitals. Dr. D. J. Twiss of the On- tario Hospital Services Com- mission said the commission "is having a look" at the sit- uation described by the study. General Meeting Wednesday At Odyssey House All city youths interested in the Odyssey House have been invited to a general meeting to be held at 1001 2 Ave. S. Wed- nesday at 7 p.m. Odyssey House, the city's youth aid centre, is currently being used solely as a transient hostel. Co-director Brian Shaw told The Herald that the future of the centre in relation to lo- cal youth will be examined. Current and future policies of the establishment will be dis- cussed as well as program- Ing, use of the facilities and services. MIDI-MATCHING MINI The mini-skirt is combined with the midi look in this design shown in Montreal re- cently by Kane Boutique. A mini-skirt with jersey pullover and leather belt matches the buttonless midi-length coat. THE LONG AND THE SHORT Minii and maxis mix for a combination look In crisp white wool. Work Often Temporary Situation Unions Must Face Special Problems Of Women By ANNE ROBERTS EDMONTON one agrees that it is difficult to organize women into un- ions, but few agree on why. Many union members say women are not interested in better work conditions or higher pay; others claim they plan to leave the work force as soon as possible and do not want to fight for union bene- fits. But some union spokesmen say the labor movement has not attracted women because it has not dealt with their spe- cial problems. Anne B a r a n y k, business manager of the United Gar- ment Workers of America, Local 120, agrees that women don't look at a job as some- thing they will do for the rest of their lives. "When a woman is looking for a job, she is not looking for permanency because she Diapers Add cup Baking Soda to diaper pail fresh. To soothe skin irritations and diaper rash add 2 table- spoons to baby's bath. COW BRAND BAKING sobA Is working only to supplement the family income." Howe ve r, many married women "come to work with the idea they will work for a year or so and end up work- ing and working." "Many have children and then come brings them back." CHILD IS PROBLEM Though the predominant at- titude is that "women's place is in the today more than one-third of the labor force are women, and an in- creasing number work throughout their lives. Those who argue that the union is not meeting women's needs say more women would choose to remain in the work force on a permanent basis it' the problem of child care was solved. Alex Szchechina of the Ca- nadian Union of Public Em- ployees, Local 52, says there is an underlying prejudice against women in society which affects their position in the work force. "Women won the right to vote, but did they win the right to be a full, productive part of Management often thinks women are in the work force to fulfil only certain factions, such as secretarial work, he says. "Management says men are the breadwinners and so they should be given the better- paying jobs." Confined to jobs that pay between and a month, many women do not earn more than the costs for day care for their children, and therefore quit working. SOME HEAD FAMILIES The Canadian Labor Con- gress convention this summer passed a resolution urging union locals to include day WEDNESDAY 15 at BENEFIT SHOES Starts at 9 a.m. sharp ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY 200 PAIR LADIES' AND TEENERS- SHOES Reg. 22.00 PAIR 2.00 ONE TABLE ODDMENTS PAIR ALL SALES FINAL BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Icthhridgo care centres in their negotia- tions, implemented, would enable women to work on a permanent basis if they desired. Mr. Szchechina also argued that many attitudes about women are "still in the 19th century." "We consider men the when a woman must work because of family necessity, is she sup- plementing the family income or is she a partner in the fam- ily And large numbers of women are self-supporting and heads of families. In 196JS, half .of the single women in the total population were working and one-third of wid- owed, separated or divorced women were employed. Executive secretary of a local that has a 40-per-Cent female membership, Mr. Szchechina says his union be- lieves in equal pay for equal work and that seniority and ability to perform the job should be the criteria for hir- ing, not tlie sex of the appli- cant. "No matter what job, the salary should be enough to en- able the person to live com- fortably." Unions have only recently begun to fight for equal pay for equal work, but some op. 'own Robert Grunewald and sons Doug and Rick of Edmonton recently visited the former's mother, Mrs. W. H. Grunewald of Lethbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Brown and son Paul of Calgary re- cently visited Mr. Gary Pea- cock at Taber. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Brown of Moose Jaw, Sask. were re- cent Lethbridge visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Turner of VIoyie, B.C. have returned lome after visiting relatives in ranum mid Lethbridge. If Your Child Gets Diarrhea It's natural for a mother to worry when unexpected diarrhea strikes someone in the family. That's why so many mothers keep Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Straw- berry handy at all limes. Fowler's is a lime-proven remedy. For over 120 years Canadians hava praised thejjentle effectiveness and quick relief il brings to both children and adults. Don't suffer needless embarrass- ment and discomfort-be prepared to supply the soothing, sellling, non- constipating benefits of Dr. FOWLER'S EXTRACT OF WILD STRAWBERRY union members report that the women in their union strongly stated they did not want to make it an issue at negotiations. Many women say they are afraid to fight for equal pay because they fear manage- ment will then hire only men. The case is cited of a shop in Vancouver which stopped em- ploying women after equal pay was achieved. However, Mr. Szchechina said, the union must offer the women security. "If they understand the union will protect them from the whims of employers, they are very receptive to the labor movement." He says an organized place of work attempts to prevent employers from hiring or fir- ing on the basis of personali- ties or criteria other than per- forming the job adequately. Besides the prejudice of errir ployers, Mr. Szchechina said security is important to a woman because of the way she has been trained. "Women are prepared to assume the role of housewife and in assuming that role they learn to be dependent and submissive. They are often insecure as workers." MOST IN SERVICE A major factor explaining the low union membership of women is that most unions are concentrated in the manu- facturing industries while most women work in the trade and service industries. Dominion Bureau of Statis- tics figures show the highest percentage of women workers organized is in manufactur- ing, where 34.4 per cent of the employed are in un- ions. Only 13.5 per cent of the women in trade and services are organized. The fact that most men blame the women themselves, if true, may be an encourag- ing indication of change for the trade union movement. Unions are built on the strength of basis is that many 'fight for the benefit of all working peo- ple. J CaUar Of cLocal ippenuigi A public meeting of Meals on Vheels will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. Christian Women's Club will icld a luncheon Wednesday at p.m. in Ericksen's Family lestauranl. Program -will be Jack to School fashion review. For reservations call 3284886 or 327-5549. The first step tn closing the ranks has been taken, says Miss Baranyk. "Women are starting to think differently. "More women must stop flunking they are the lesser half. They must break away from the traditional role of women." "Change has got to come from women, for there is no way I can see men encourag- ing women to get on an equal basis. "Once women are organ- ized, they can be a strong group and certainly an asset to the labor movement." GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bartlett of Picture Butte and Claresholm will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday from 8 to 12 p.m. in the Park Plaza Motor Hotel, Lethbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett have eight children, 24 grandchildren and great grandchildren. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes 'You one of those Beautiful People I keep hearing A MUST FOR YOUR VACATION OUR NEW EASY CARE WIGS 24.95 39.95 'First with Wig> in Southern Alberto" Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Are you sure sleepwalkers never do anything they wouldn't do 'while awake? I disagree. I read an article by Isabella Taves condensed from "Today's Health" about a 14-year-old boy who rose from his bunk still asleep, looked in the refrigerator and then walked out the back door. It would have been just another sleepwalking episode ex- cept the boy was in a camper-truck at 50 miles an hour on the San Diego Freeway. The article warned against awakening a sleepwalker abruptly. One must never seize a sleepwalker and shake Mm awake. It is best to repeat his name calmly, until it pene- trates bis consciousness, then help him realize where he is and let him know he is safe. Parents of sleepwalking children should take obvious pre- cautions by fastening gates at the head of stairs and locking doors that lead to the outside. The article quoted Dr. Roger an Ottawa neuro- logist and authroity on somnabulism, as saying it does no good to discourage sleepwalking by such primitive means as surrounding a child's bed with pans of cold water so he will step into them and wake up. A letter in your column sug- gested just this method. Please correct this misstatement. Rochester, Minnesota DEAR ROCH: For most theories there are counter theories. Most authorities on somnabulism say the vast ma- jority of sleepwalkers do nothing out of character in their sleep. The boy who walked out of the back door of the camper was not deviating from his normal behavior pattern. Unfor- tunately, that particular "bedroom" was not the one he was accustomed to. Many readers wrote to tell me they used the water pan method with great success. It did not cure the sleepwalker, but it did awaken him. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband (age 34) put on hfa summer tux yesterday for the first time in four years. He looked like a stuffed sausage. He couldn't even button his shirt collar. Buck has a desk job and never does one thing for ex- ercise except bend his elbow. When I suggested that he take up bowling or tennis or golf or swimming he pointed out that a great many star athletes die young because they esercised too much and it was bad for the heart. Buck cited several examples and I had to admit he made a pretty good case. Do you have any thoughts on the subject? Dora DEAR DOR: More men die from overeating and over- drinking than from overexercising. A man who is not accustomed to physical exertion should not suddenly take up tennis or handball in his middle years. He should start with mild exercises and work up gradually to more strenuous activity. Urge your stuffed sausage to see a doctor. He needs to be put on a diet and learn what Hud and how much exercise he should have. Prevent 'Skin' To prevent a "skin" from forming oh top of refrigerated pudding, place a transparent plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding, smoothing out to touch the sides of the bowl but without pressing down; gently peel off before serving. PUBLIC BINGO T6 GAMES JACKPOT LETHERiDGE ElKS IODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avenuo N. TUESDAY, AUGUST llth at P.M. 1st Jackpot 56 2nd Jcckpot 56 Nm. Free Cards-Cards and 25; per Card, 5 Cords 5! ,00 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under 16 Yean of Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. 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