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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, August IB, Received Too Much Pension Widow Owes Govt. OTTAWA (CP) Mrs. Steven Vasiloff, 67, a Killaloo, Ont., widow, owes the government she obtained by misin- forming the Canadian pension commission of other income, T. D. Anderson, commission chair- man, said here. Mrs. Vasiloff and her husband received that amount as a a-month dependent parents pen- sion based on the death over- seas of (heir son, Ambrose, dur- ing a 1944 RCAF bombing mis- sion in the Sacond World War. Mr. Anderson said the Vasi- loffs had told the commission in 1963, 1965 and again in 19S7 that they were getting a monthly pension from the Cana- dian National Railways, Mr. Vasiloff's former employer. The dependent parents pen- sion is calculated on Hie needs and income of the parents. In 1969, Mr. Anderson said, the commission discovered tlw Vasiloffs were actually getting a month from the CNR. The discovery was made when Mrs. Vasiloff complained that the dependent's pension had been stopped when she be- came eligible for the old age pension. Mrs. Vasiloff could be fined up to or jailed for up to six months if convicted of purposely misinforming the commission, Mr. Anderson said. Mrs. Steven Vasiloff received too much pension from government when information on her claim was incorrect. But the commission did not plac.o charges. It received from the Vasiloffs in October, 1969, a statement agreeing to the debt and allowing Hie government to stop her old-age pension payments until it is re- paid. The basic old age pension is a month. In an interview earlier, Mrs. Vasiloff said she did not know why the pension was being slopped. Mr. Andereon said Hie com- mission concluded she was not destitute, and would help if she were. He said the Vasiloffs sur- viving son was also expected to help his mother. Mrs. Vasiloff's husband died a few days after the government told her of the debt. Mini Losing British Favor LONDON (AP) The mini- skirt is losing popularity in Britain, the home of the eye- popping hemline, according to a public opinion poll published here Sunday. Opinion Research Centre, in a survey commissioned by the Sunday Times, said that "lust above the knee" is the most papular choice of British men and women for skirt lengths next. year. A similar survey in 1969 showed 38 per cent favored miniskirts and 37 per cent hacked hemlines just above the knee. This year the percent- ages were 31 for the mini and 33 for just over the knee. COLORFUL their best scarlet tunics and carrying the famed bearskin hats, Corporal Albert Cash and his bride, Teresa, left, come out of the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in London with Guardsman Joseph Graham and his bride, Breda. The girls-nee McDonnell-are 21-year-old twin Catholics from the Irish Republic, while their grooms are Protestants from Belfast, Northern Ireland. What with the wearin' of the scarlet and the mixture of the Orange and the was quite a colorful ceremony. 'Break Out Of Poverty Cycle' elfare Director Defends Sterilization Policy mellow QF.C. CANADIAN WHISKY TORONTO (CP) Karl Mal- lettfi, 42, is one of the few politi- cians to dare to attack mother- hood. But for Mr. Mallette, the gadfly who is chairman of Met- ropolitan Toronto's social serv- ices committee, it's all part of his job to question policies his fellow council members call routine. His latest hassle began when Technology Cause Of Man's Chaos TORONTO (CP) Anne Bird of Ottawa, chairman of the royal commission on the status of women, has named tech- nology as the prime factor that has turned every city into "an inhumane place and unnatural place for mankind." Mrs. Bird told 250 delegates to the conference of the Canadian Federation of University Women that overbearing em- phasis on technology and adv- ancement has left man in a state of chaos and neglect. "Technological developments and indifference" to their de- structive effect have gone un- she said. People have been forced to the cities where unnatural contamination has distorted the real humane- ness of mankind. "People have been caught in a technological change, inevita- ble whirlpool of noise, eye sores, traffic jams and over- crowding. It has led to the pol- lution and student unrest we are now becoming acquainted with." She warned that governmen- tal and public indifference to these symptoms may lead to eventual destruction. "Man has the answers if he will only sit down, talk about them and get some work done. The use of pressure is a must. We need a new framework im- mediately if we don't want to see the suicidal course of un1 planned and uncontrolled tech- nology." Laura Sabia of St. Catharines, Ont., a former president of the federation, criticized women for their failure to act on today's main issues. he told a reporter it wouldn't be a bad idea if some parents applying for welfare were forced to show proof of steriliza- iton. Tlie resultant outcry provoked loud debate at city hall, cli- maxed by an invasion of his welfare committee meeting by a number of women who branded him "Hitler" and demanded his resignation. Mr. M a 11 e 11 e handled the problem in the forthright man- ner he has been accustomed to since he was first elected to the Metro Toronto council in 1967. But he says his position on sterilization has been misunder- stood by some and distrusted by others. He is not proposing that parents of large families be compelled to have themselves sterilized to qualify for welfare, he adds. What he would like to see is a program encouraging such peo- ple to have the operation, sug- gesting an incentive system of THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "That's too much ..How much to rent the equipment if I decide to remove her appendix BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avenue N. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th at P.M. 1st Jockpol 57 Nos.; 2nd Jackpot 57 Nos. Free and Games, 25c per Card, 5 Cards SI.Op 3 Free Games Poor T'liitj No Children Under 16 Years of Ago Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association A MUST FOR YOUR VACATION OUR NEW EASY CARE WIGS 24.95 29.95 39.95 "First with Wigs in Soulhcrn Alberta" BUSY PIERSON Shoppers' World Ph. 328-2566 bonus payments. Mr. Mallette says he is convinced that most low-income people who already have a substantial family would welcome sterilization. As to the benefits of steriliza- tion, Mr. Mallette is undoubt- edly well placed to comment: He had himself sterilized three years ago. He says that after producing a family of five in 19 years of marriage he asked himself: "Why should I want "If a person has fulfilled him- self by becoming a father, how many times must be repeat the process? Over-population is the .world's biggest problem." As for the operation itself, called a vasectomy, Mr. Mal- lette says it cost him and was done painlessly in a few minutes at a physician's office. On the question of welfare in general, Mr. Mallette disagrees with the notion that "welfare is a right." He says welfare pay- ments "are a substitute ar- rangement for charity a f? i j ni f in (Calendar The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens, affiliated with the Provincial and National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will hold their an- nual picnic on Wednesday at the East picnic grounds at Hen- derson Lake. Members to take No. 2 bus from Kresges at 2 p.m. A full program has been arranged and treats will be provided. Members please bring a dish for the pot-luck picnic supper and own knife, fork and spoon. Tea and coffee will be provided. All out of town branch members or any interested old timers are wel- come to come and enjoy a fun afternoon with the Chinook members. Special guest speak- er will be Mr. Line Coward. The Lethbridge Council of the Alberta Federation of Home and School and Parent- Teacher Associations will hold a meeting on Monday, Aug. 31 in the Hamilton Junior High School at 8 p.m. All home and school associations are urged to attend. Nor-Alon Family Group meets tonight at 8 o'clock in 418 13 St. N. 7 Women of the Moose Leth- bridge Chapter No. 328 are holding regular meeting at 8 p.m. at the Moose Home, 1234 3rd Ave. N. Chairmen are asked to meet at 7 p.m. Annual picnic of the Leth- bridge and District Oldtimers Pemmican Club will meet at the east end of Henderson Lake Sunday at p.m. All regis- tered members and families are welcome. Picnic lunch and cups. Refreshments will be pro- vided. Coffee, ice cream and soft drinks. system to take fromHhose who work and produce and give to those who aren't able to work." Still, he says, "we have to have welfare we have to help those who can't find work. "My concern is for the kiddies and we must give them a chance to break out of the pov- erty cycle." Mr. Mallette himself broke out of the poverty cycle by get- ting a Grade 12 education, be- coming a newspaper composi- tor, a fighting trade unionist and finally a tough politician. Although he earns a year as controller of Scarbor- ough, he has retained his job with the Toronto Star because he scorns "Mi-time politicians" who, he says, "make safe, me- diocre decisions because they want to make sure they'll be need the money." Mr. Mallette feels he is "just doing my job." "There are too many fence sitters in public office who won't ask questions. because they're afraid to look stupid." PRESSING PLEATS Use a piece of heavy paper or lightweight cardboard between garment and the edge of pleat to prevent pleat from marking the material. LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL Lb i numif WL BINGO BLACKOUT 53 NUMBERS FREE CARDS t JACKPOTS (4th, 8th oriel 12th) in 7 Numbers NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 J-amil y Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Six months ago our only daugh- ter was married to a fine young man. His parents are so- cially prominent. We are not. My husband didn't have the opportunity for a college education but he makes a good living and is well respected by everyone who knows him. When our daughter was going with Jon his parents were cool to us. We invited them to our home on two occasions. They accepted our invitations but did not reciprocate. We gave our daughter, (and their son) as nice a wedding as we could afford and encouraged Jon's parents to invite as many relatives and friends as they wished. Their list was notice- ably small. They invited only Iheir closest relatives and vir- tually no friends. We thought this was strange since they know everyone in town. Now the problem: My husband and I have planned two parties this fall and we are not including Jon's parents. Our daughter is tat by the attitude of her in-laws but feels more cordial. I don't want to discuss my feelings with my daughter, but her in-laws have had ample opportunity to p-t to know us if they wanted to. We don't care to make any further attempts to socialize with them. Are we right to exclude them.-Something Borrowed DEAR SOMETHING: It is obvious that your daughter's in-laws do not consider you and your husband social friends. Invite them to family get-togethers, such as christenings and anniversary which might cause your daugh- ter and her husband embarrassment should his parents not be included. Beyond Dear Ann: Some folks we know who are a lot richer than we are had a reception to celebrate the 40th wedding anni- versary of their parents. They served only soft drinks and fruit punch. There were a few bowls of potato chips and nuts on the table. Also some dried-out sandwiches and cookies. It wasn't worth getting dressed up for. Am I wrong to be Dear Disappointed: Did you go to offer your congratula- tions and best wishes or to get bombed and fill your stomach? Obviously the latter, or you wouldn't have been "Dis- appointed." ____________ Mrs. Eileen Findlay has re- turned to her home hi Surrey after spending holidays with her mother Mrs. Daisy Hem- sley, who is a patient in the Municipal Hospital. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRiDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION RINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. Will W Air Conditioned Memorial Holl 1st Game 6th Gome 4th Gam, Jackpot 8th Game in 7 Number! If 4th Game Not Won. 10th Game Blackout 15th Game Blackout for in 56 Numbers or Lesl lucky Draw Extra Cards 25c Door Prut Standard Games Doubled if Won In 7 Numbers in first 12 games TICKET 01VEN TO WINNERS OF All GAMES EVERYONE WEICOME Smoke Damage Sale Retail Prices Health Food Store 907 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-4994 POUV FINOS IT EBSVIOSHOP IN THE ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 LJLZJ ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;