Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THI IETHBRIDGE HERAID Tuesday, August 25, 1970 From Suffrage To Status Part Five Tomorrow's Women May Be A New Breed By ALlSpN GODDARD TF fne feminists are succcss- ful, the lives of all women will change but not tomor- row. Gven with two women gen- erals in the U.S. Armed Forces, the boys at Vassar and the girls enrolled at Yale, no one is ready to predict jf_a woman will pitch in the World Series or move into the White House as President of the United States. But if Con- gress passes a amendment guaranteeing wom- en equality, a new breed of women may inhabit a part o( this earth "before this century ends. Equality for women, will change everything, according to the noted California psychol- ogist, Richard E. economy, our laws, our recrea- tion, our schools, our homes and even our cities. Even without the feminists, the role of women has been changing in America and in countries where they have been emancipated (Sweden) or are necessary to economic survival (the Soviet In many other countries the status of women is low. Senator Mar- garet Chase Smith recently said: "in too many places that I hove visited in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, women are little more than slaves. They havp no voice, they have no in- fluence, and are tolerated only to bear and care for children." Progress in this country has moved American women in new directions. These include the trend to earlier marriages, smaller families and increased educational opportunities. On the domestic scene, modern food processing methods, gad- getry and a rising standard of living have reduced household chores to a minimiun. At the same time, modern means of transportation and the trek to suburbia have broken the old pattern of the multi-generation family clustered within a com- munity. The sociologists, adding up all these trends, project the image of the unhappy modern American woman: she has had hsr last child by the age of "0. When her children are in Lobby Group M. Active In Idaho school, she is faced with the boredom of empty hours. By the time she is 50, Ihanks to an increased life expectancy, she lias about 25 years of dawdling around in the so-called empty nest. One result of these changes is that almost 30-million women- some young working mothers, others mature women have entered the labor force. With the Constitutional guar- antee of equality, feminists plan to fight over 100 stale laws that discriminate against women economically, legally and socially. But other authori- ties claim true equality must be ingrained in childhood. Mar- garet Mead, the noted anth- ropologist, predicts1 that change in women's status will only come when women change the Coast To Coast Rallies Spark Wednesday Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Women plan to demand equal- ity with men in rallies from coast to coast in the United States Wednesday, the day of a National Women's strike against menial jobs and kitchen work. Leaders of the women's liber- ation movement who called the strike to coincide with the 50th anniversary of women's suf- frage in the U.S., say strike ac- tivities will include seminars, marches and the beginning of a nationwide boycott of five prod- ucts that the movement con- tends insult women in their ad- vertisements. The National Organization of it will identify the five products in New York Wednesday. NOW said the products treat women as "Deodorized young meat." The strike's goals are job equality, free day-care centres and free abortions. NOW launched its strike week activities Sunday at a Service in the Arlington Street Unitarian- Universalist Church in Boston. Betty Friedan, founder of the organization and author of The Feminine Mystique, predicted that millions of women will boy- cott their jobs and close down their kitchens Wednesday. BOISE (AP) A new women's lobby group that is de- termined to make stale legisla- tors take greater notics of the fair sex and their opinions has been formed in Idaho. Called the Vote Rockers, the organization will ask the legisla- ture to give more serious con- sideration to those social issues of greatest import to women, says Mrs. Clarke Ehrlich, head of the group. "We're definitely interested in women's rights, but we're not militant feminists like the w o m e n's liberation adds Mrs. Ehrlich, 33-year-old wife of the commandant of the Idaho Military Academy. She has no children. "We think a positive approach down and discussing the issues we believe in with our state and will work." Issues in which the 489-mem- Asian Women More Suppressed Than American TOKYO (AP) A leader in United States women's libera- tion movement told an Asian women's congress here Sunday she has found that Japanese women are more suppressed than those in .North America. Barbara Bye, 26, a New York City anthropologist, advised all women in Asia to "gather force and seize power." Miss Bye spoke at the close of a two-day session of the Asian Women's Congress against Ag- gression and Discrimination." She told an interviewer, later she was not calling for estab- lishment of a women's world. "Women s 1 o u 1 d remain women but should not always allow men to dominate in our she said. "Any form of discrimination against women should not be allowed." QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 M her Vote Rockers are most in- terested, Mrs. Ehrlich says, are public kindergartens, ecology, welfare, health services, legal abortion and birth control. "It's broadly based, with women from all political par- ties, young and old, both con- servatives and liberals. There are housewives, career girls and some welfare mothers." She says the group was started after the 1970 legislature failed to enact bills establishing kindergartens in the public schools. What has been the reaction of men, particularly government officials, to the group? "Apprehensive and nervous, at Mrs. Ehrlich Says. "Idaho is essentially a conserv- ative state, and men are unused to having women so involved in the political process. "But since we started, news- paper editors have supported us and state legislators have called and given encouragement." State Representative Patricia McDermott, one of five.women in the Idaho legislature, sup- ports the Vote Rockers, but the 32-year-old short-skirted lawyer insists she is not a women's rights militant. And she admits she has mixed feelings about the increased political activity by women. "Women are risking a lot by becoming so she says. "I don't want to lose that extra little bit of tender loving care I get from being a she rather than a he." More Sex Discrimination Than Race In Employment CALGARY (CP) Calgary employers may "tsk, tsk" over incidents in which Negroes, Jews, Indians and natives of Bongo Bongo are denied the right to work, but they practise their own on age and sex, says" Sharon Tullis, placement director at H. V. Chapman and Associates, one of Canada's largest private personnel placement offices. "When it comes to employing a woman over the age of 35, they back off." Miss Tullis said her office runs up against this wall of "stubborn, stupid prejudice" every day. "'Thirty-five is the danger she said. "Over this age a girl's not even given a crack at jobs, skills aside. "Employers will find her qualifications ideal, and her background shows her a steady and reliable employee. Then they ask her age. If she's over 35, no dice. It's just not fair." In the long run it probably costs the firms money, Miss Tullis said. One good, mature employee at a decent salary is cheaper in the long run than a succession of unqualified girls at half the price. It costs money to train per- Mrs. F. G; Rannard has re- turned to her home after visit- ing her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Rannard at the Pacific Coast for the past month. Guests from out-of-town here for the wedding of Miss Ann McNally to Mr. William Mc- Donnell were: Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Agar, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Adams, Mr. and Mrs. D. 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E. McNally and family, Mr. ard Mrs. Webb Lomas, Mr. H. Wind all of Calgary; Mr. Randy Harper and Miss Judy Beny, Red Deer; Mr. and Mrs. C. Beny, Medicine Hat. sonnel because it takes time. "Employers seem to want a gal with a 36-22-36 measure- ment, who looks like she stepped out of Vogue, has 10 years experience in secretarial work and is 22." In Adams, Mass., Sunday, persons stood in a steady taiii to watch a march honoring Susan B. Anthony, the women's suffrage leader who was born there in 1820. On Wednesday ,the 50th anni- versary of ratification of the amendment, the post office de- partment will issue a six-cent suffrage commemorative stamp. Phyllis Berry, president of the Equal Rights Alliance, a Chi- cago women's liberation group which is advocating a one-day buying boycott, said: "The boy- cott is something all women can do." In Philadelphia, M a r e e n Jasin, one of the organizers of a rally at Rittenhouse Square, said. "This isn't a bra-burning, male-hating affair. The activi- ties will depict the many as- pects of women's participation in society. We will present a po- sitive image of women's libera- tion and riehts and not all this sensationalism." Miss Red .White and Blue mil be selected at a mock beauty pageant at the end of the Phila- delphia activities. Among the prizes winners will receive will be a years supply of "kissing sweet" tooth paste. GERM-FREE Breast milk is free from germs when a baby sucks it from the mother's breast. way they raise their sons and daughters. Male chauvinists disagree, claiming that women are basi- cally inferior and incapable of genius. The feminists retort that in a society where wom- an's role has been reproductive and domestic, it is impossible for her to become an Einstein. They argue that it girls were handed mechanical toys (in- stead of dolls) and were moti- vated toward careers (instead of girls might quite n a t u r a lly become engineers (instead of wives and The men may have to eat their word pretty soon. Not only has Ashley Montagu, another an- thropologist, demonstrated the biological superiority of women in his book, "The Natural Su- periority of but at least one formerly all-male Ivy League college has provided the feminists with new am- munition: Yale, now co-educa- tional, released a study of un- dergraduate marks that shows Yale women outdoing Yale men by every measure of aca- demic achievement. The role of women in the years ahead is predictable. Many will combine marriage with careers, children of work- ing mothers will be cared for in day-care centres, and par- ental and domestic duties will be shared by both marital part- ners. There will be other changes, some just coming to the fore. But when true equal- ity is achieved, there will be other, vast changes: women will be subject to the draft and men will be longer have to pay alimony. And while women are landing on the moon, others, on a sinking ship, will no longer hear the cry: "Man the life- boats! Women and children The childrer. will saved while women may have to take their chances on survi- val. A woman may even go down with the ship on purpose by that time, women should be captains. NOT THE HOMEMAKER TYPE Rita Slocklin, a shapely five-foot-two-inch blonde, says people find it hard to believe she runs q Toronto service station for a living. She changes oil, filters, spark plugs and pumps gas. She says she'd rather do that than make cookies 'I'm just not the homemaker type." Credit Omission The Young Jensen wedding photo which appeared in Satur- day, August 22 edition of The Herald should have been credit- ed to de Jourdan's Photo. Healing Substance... 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It sounded so much simpler (and cheaper) than my operation that Bill said he wanted to have it done. He went to the hospital the following Friday. The sur- gery took less than 25 minutes. Bill spent the night in the hospital and was back at his job Monday morning. I can t tell you what that operation has done for our marriage. To those men who believe a vasectorny destroys their man- liness I would like to say this: it takes a real man to have this operation so his wife won't have to go through surgery. Who cares that he can no longer produce a child? It requires no b r a i ns, no courage, a n d no character to get a woman pregnant. Males prove it every day. If Paul Ehrlich who wrote "The Population Bomb" is so concerned why doesn't he have a And this goes for all the other he-men who talk about the threat of Louis DEAH S. L.: Professor Ehrlich has had a vasectomy, and so have thousands of others. It is becoming a popular operation. Thanks for writing to express how one wife feels about it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My 26-year-old brother has been in one kind of trouble or another all his life. I could write a book about his shenanigans. The last thing he did was sell a rented car and leave the state. He is back now, stone broke, with this car thing hanging over his head. Mom wants us girls to pitch in each and save my brother's skin. My husband says, "Not another dime. My sisters' husbands say the same thing. We are good savers and have a little money set aside for "emergencies." Shall we do as Mom DEAR T. T.: No. Let your brother take his lumps. I'll bet people have been rescuing him all his life which is why he has been in so much trouble. Enough is enough. What is French kissing? Is it wrong? Who should set the necking limits-the boy or the girl? Can a shotgun wedding succeed? Read Ann Landers' booklet, "Teen-Age Sex Ways To Cool It." Send 50 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped Of jLocat JJappenincp The executive of Southmin- ster UCW will meet on Thurs- day at 2 p.m. in the church lounge. A good attendance is requested. Visit Expo 70 with the Teen Clefs, will be presented in the Yates, Aug. 26 at p.m. Slides, displays of souveniers and music will be featured. Everyone is welcome. PUBLIC BINGO T6 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM JACKPOT (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avenul N. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th 8 p.m. lit Jackpot 58 Not.; 2nd Jackpot 55 Free Cardi-Cardi and Gomel, 25c per Card, 5 Cards 3 Free Gamej Door No Children Under 16 Yean of Age Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL LL i nvmuwL run BINGO BLACKOUT 54 NUMBERS FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS 8lh ond IZth) in 7 Numbm NO CHIIDREN UNDER 16 LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. W Air conditioned Memeriol HaH lit Came Game 4th Gam. Jackpot 8th Game In 7 Number! If 4th Game Net Won. 10th Blackout 15th Bloekout for in S7 Numberj or leu Lucky Draw Extra Cards 25c Door Prize Standard GamM Doubled If Won In 7 Numbers in fint 12 garnet TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF ALL GAMES EVERYONE WEtCOME FALL REGISTRATION KARREN (BALDRY) RUNQUIST SCHOOL OF BATON Qualified Alberta Athletic Union Teacher and Judge. CLASSES IN: CORPS ROUTINES CONTEST TWIRLING In' PARADE ROUTINES f TWO BATON FIRE BATON FLAG BATON HOOP BATON leuoni Will Be Held EACH SATURDAY At Fleetwood Elementary School STARTING SEPT. 5th, 1970 Registration on Saturday, Aug. 29 between 1-4 p.m. at Fleetwood School. For Further Information Phone 328-6116 before p.m. and 327-1892 or 327-7543 after p.m.