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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIOG6 HtRMD August 1973 Prisoners' wives subjected to social pressures WINNIPEG Wues of prisoners have both a hus- band and a marriage but are subjected to social pressures similar to those who are di- separated or wid- owed. Since last an or- ganization called Wives of In- mates Self-Help has been functioning to ease some of that pressure. was modelled after one in British said Francine parole su- pervisor at the John Elizabeth Fry Society and one of the founders. are try- ing to help the inmate by helping the wife and chil- The two groups look after the interests of convicts dur- ing and after their release. One participant in is married to a man who tao jears ago was sen- tenced to 12 jears. she said in an in- forgot us. It all happened so I didn't have time to prepare myself. They look the guys away and forget about the a mother of two. said the main problems were emo- tional when her husband to prison. She said it was a mixture of incredulity at Mhat he had and worn ing about the children and having to take care of everything grouo was really said Marg. made you get to know other women in the same and to become aware of other people ar o A J _xv calend local naper. n f ppe There will be a meeting of the Women's Centre tonight at 8 at 542 7th St. S. Special speak- er will be Marilyn Moreton of the Alberta Options for Wom- en Calgary with the same problems And there always seems to be someone who is worse off' Of the 480 prisoners at Stony Mountain 56 claimed or what they call wives in Winnipeg When WISH was first a group of eight met weekly at tha national parcle service of- fices. was really good being able to talk to people without having to hide any- said Ruth th-3 women are said Nancy Flint- classification officer at Stony Mountain. They'll tell others their husbands are up or that they're sepa- rated it's not said Ruth. is up north. Mountain is 20 miles north of the We are separated. And I could say he's working for the government. He Now she tells people in an- swer to in jail.' can take it or leave she said. Suspicion and jealousy can easily develop between a pris- oner and his wife. Problems build up be- tween said the officer. Tnere's a lot cf room for fantasy in the inmate's j said i know they can't be doing any- thing in there. But we're out and out of town i i Mr and Mrs Alex Lepko of I Lethbridge celebrated their 125th wedding anniversary on Aug 11 with family and at the home of and Airs H Lepko here where we can. grapevine at Stony is unbelievable. You go out one night ar.d on the next visit your husband knows where you've gone and what you supposedly did As a both Ruth and Marg have limited their oui- ings Communication poses an- other problem. communication gap is already caused by the couple's so when they talk they must not leave any room for mis- interpretation after the visit is said Heather a provincial probation officer. Each prisoner is allowed one visit a week or five visits a month. I have a problem to talk there's usually not enough tints.'' said Ruth ''We just get into it and it's time to finish up. So I brood and he broods until the next visit I EATON'S Blouse rock six tier style. Chro- mium plated wi'h plastic tipped orrns. Each 88C Slack reck Five- tier style. Chromium plated with non-slip bars Each 886 Drip-dry quartet Two inflatable plas- tic hangers with two plastic clips Set 88C Peg rocks Expand- ing Style with ma- rt o g a n y finished wood. Ten pegs. 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Each Photo album Attractive and eosy to Aft with self-adhesive sheets about Double-deck playing cards plastic-coated cards wipe clean in an instant .Two decks O AA with attractive patterns.............. AtOO lower Floor Attending royal bride Prince Princess Anne's nine-year-old and Lady Sarah Armstrong- Princess Margaret's only daughter who is also are to be the bride's only at- tendants when Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips are married at Westminster Nov. 14. Divorce best MONTREAL Parents who stay together the sake of the can do more harm than says Dorothy proressor of sacial work at McGill University there's real misery and no potential m a then a divorce is said Dr. Free- man. bstter to take a child out of home atmosphere of hate and tension Dr who has been a marriage consultant for 12 years and trains marnage said the child should stay with the mother after a divorce but have an older male figure to relate to. ''Communication is the most important thing in a she adding that some types cf marnage are just not right. who marry young sometimes find out they change and grow to have different goals Then there are some marriages which are a constant competitive fencing match partners build a wall between themselves and theirs is literally a dead mar- riage Others are a destructive kind Dr. Freeman said that mar- riage counselling an help sal- vage some of these marriage situations. look to see what went wrong and help the couple not to repeat the same pattern the next time Repeat performances are common in second mar- riages is also a tendency for he children to repeat the fam- ily pattern or to do just the op- neither of which could good for them. Therefore frjm broken homes should seek premarital coun- selling She said she believes mar- riage as an institution is not dead. long as we have children will have to be some con- tinuity of child rearing. Chil- dren need ongoing care from a maternal figure WeeWhimsv Stephen Brown rlctivn tor Just By JUDE TURIC IlllllTllMIBHIIItlJIBPIIilllIllllilllllPjilllBlIIliil'iiillIini MIIIII1IUH ilWBPlillfDO THOUGHT of becom- ing a homeowner in- trigued me up until the time I discovered houses need to be cleaned. But I dealt with the prob- lem in the best manner pos- sible and called up Sis and a fnend to ask for their assis- tance with the task Good Samaritans that they both agreed to and I accepted before they had time to reconsider. The night of the big adven- we arrived at the empty rouse armed with cleansers and a little slcol that nobody really but we took inside anyway. The three of us stood dressed in too-short sloppy and dirty deliberating the pros and cons of where to start. The first point of assault was to be the fol- lowed up by the bedroom and then the living room While Sis and Bernice chat- tered back and I pro- ceeded to fill up a dump- ed in a bunch of detergent and added a liberal dousing of ammonia. my two helo- ers dutifully followed the pail and I into dipped their rags ir.to the water and screamed in horror. Protests of too much am- monia forced me to stand closer to the pail and breathe proving to them they were just sissies and the ammonia content was just right. Gagging and gasping for fresh I conceded to their cries for a new bucket of unadulterated water. In between cloth-rinsing and rest I found out my'two helpers were profes- sionals in the house-cleaning field. Sis claimed nine years of married life and two small children as ample references to her and Bernice could attest to spi ing-cleaning bees back home She added the head of the operation at home was bsr mother whose motto was 'if it's thgre wash it' My own credentials were sadly as I'd never been asked to clean a house from top to before I admitted this was my first attempt. That in itself was a mis- as from then no mat- ter what I professed to have Sis or Bennce would give it another going over 'just to be sure' the terrible trio did manage to get through the night and with relatively few injuries There was the time when Bernice stepped on Sis's toes as she surveyed her wall washing from a better van- tage point And Sis did gracefully slip off the unwanted stool while leaching for a corner of the narrowly missing my fingers which were in the wa- ter pail she also narrowly missed. As for I did double- time by re-washing what had already been introduc- ing streaks to clean spots After a solitary boat with the bsdioom Bernice emerged and joined tha two of us recuperating in the kit- chen We compared bruised sore and went home satisifed with hard work well done We returned the next day to view our masterpiece of co- operation in the only to find my oblivious to the blocd and tears we'd dragging in dusty carpets and heaving them into every clean room. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanli Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7604 WEEKEND BRIEFS NO FUN FOR THEMI When Mexican police suspected Elizabeth and Mike Snow were trying to take precious relics out of the they mode life rather unpleasant for the two Canadian archaeologists. Although It was a comedy of they were glad when the episode was over. Read all about it IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE ;