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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Big lady finds nude modelling is big business SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Katy Allen is big in the nude modelling business Katy, mistress of a Victorian mansion crammed with plants, dogs, birds, a stuffed elk and a parrot named Earthquake, measures 48-3549 and tips the scales at 235 pounds on a five-foot- five-mch frame She has been baring her bulk for individual artists and classes, sculptors and photographers for nine years, ever since a friend told her the Models Guild of San Francisco "needed a fat one "I auditioned, was accepted and I've been busy ever she said "It's a fulltime, happy career Her fee for artists is an hour, photographers pay 10 times that Katy said that while walking around San Francisco she often is stopped by strangers who dash up and gush "Oh, I have a pic- ture of you in my bathroom The house Katy lives in is as much in demand as the 28-year- old model herself It once belonged to her grandmother and is full of overstuffed furniture, floppy Victorian hats, beaded handbags, fans and furbelows Artists, said the blue-eyed model, ask her to pose among her flora and fauna, where she has been painted, sketched and sculpted Occasionally, she said, she even falls in love with her clients "That's happened several she smiled "It's very nice ''Sometimes, when 50 people are sketching me, I think 'What am I doing here with my clothes off7' However, generally, I en- joy inspiring artists I don't make too many comments on their work Ninet} per cent of the things they draw are themselves I am just the thing they start with and they go off 100 different ways Katy says life is much too good for her to consider expanding into a big-time scene such as New York Katy rises at 6 30 a m cleans her two-storey house, models from 9am until noon, takes afternoons off for a promenade or shopping then returns to feed and water the flora and fauna and feather dust the elk and bookcase armadillo At 6 30 p m there's another modelling session, and after- wards preparations for one of her beloeved dinner parties She has no intention of shedding any of her moneymaking poundage since her physician has told her that she's healthy "I ve always been she admitted, pouring tea and nibbling on petit fours "When my doctor tells me the weight is affecting my health, I'll lose weight Katy s favorite hobby is cooking, and she says she's writing a cookbook aimed at people who want to serve large, elegant gatherings Between times, Katy likes to luxuriate in a perfumed tub Indian housewives ignore customs, seek paying jobs Wadnaaday, AugMt 14, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 2? By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) Hema Vasudev is a mother of five children The eldest is a son who studies at King Edward Memorial Medical College here Recently, Mrs Vasudev took up a job as a part-time clerk in a grocery shop The 49-year-old Hindu housewife's mother-mlaw was appalled "No self-respecting Hindu woman will take up a job and that too as a clerk the mother-in-law angrily pointed out Said Mrs Vasudev "But the cost of living has gone up so much I have to make some extra money Even my husband does not like me working but there is just no other way Many Indian women are try- ing to get back their old jobs because their families are un- able to make ends meet Sita Deshpande, 35, said that though her husband and mother-in-law are not old- fashioned, she gave up a teaching job 10 years ago to be able to look after her children better Now I spend three to four hours a day looking for teach- ing jobs Meanwhile, I have started giving tuition to wives in the pretty government official's wife said Government offices, high schools, commercial firms and department stores report a sharp increase in applications from women for jobs The owner of a big depart- ment store in south Bombay said young housewives were calling on him at the rate of five to 10 a day inquiring about job prospects "Some of the women say they are even prepared to work for lower wages than I'm paying to my female employees he said A survey has shown that many of the women seeking jobs are well-qualified In fact, some are over-qualified A woman who resigned as assistant professor of English in a Madras college several years ago following her marriage to a Bombay businessman has applied for the post of a teacher in a high school Inquiries at major govern- ment and commercial estab- lishments like the reserve bank, office of the textile com- missioner and the House of Tatas show that more and more women are competing for jobs with men With more women seeking jobs and often getting them, employment opportunities for men are said to be shrinking "When there is a job opening, the first preference should be given to said Govind Nadkarni a clerk in the reserve bank "In any case, so long as the unemploy- ment problem is acute, wives whose husbands are already employed should not be given jobs Ramesh Vaidya, a shop as- sistant in the Crawford Market, has launched an association to ensure more jobs for men "I have nothing against said Vaidya "My younger sister is a teacher But when she gets married to a doctor in September, she will stop working Wives with employed husbands should be barred from jobs Ford favors windfall tax on oil firms WASHINGTON (AP) The Ford administration favors a tax that would take away oil companies' windfall profits without interfering with in- creased production, a Senate committee was told Tuesday Treasury Secretary William Simon said that if such a tax had been imposed in February, as suggested by the Nixon administration, "it would have absorbed much of the estimated billion in windfall oil profits during 1974 The excess-profits tax also was endorsed anew by John Sawhill, administrator of the federal energy ad- ministration He said the proposal would allow oil com- panies to escape the tax if they plowed their profits back into exploration and pro- duction of more petroleum The Senate meanwhile has sent to the House of Represen- tatives a proposed four-month extension of the government's authority to control oil prices and allocate supplies. 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