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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta HBRIDGE August Waiting for next year at Only a few brave souls are taking to the water Park Lake, when once the park was filled with summer holidayers and swimmers for a way to cool off. Lethbridge Branch Shinpa Seizan School of Japanese Floral Arrangement presents Japanese Flower Arrangement Exhibit SATURDAY. AUGUST 31st. 1974 p.m. to p.m. at Lethbridge Buddhist Church 13 St. and 13 Ave. North Lethbridge, Alberta r .-.'I. TEA AND COOKIES WILL BE SERVED Feminists draw blank at international meet BUCHAREST (AP) Betty Friedan and Germaine Greer, oracles of feminism in the West, have run up against a cultural barrier at the United Nations World Population Conference here this week. As they mingled with dozens of women from un- derdeveloped countries, differences in attitudes soon became apparent. Also gathered here are woiren scientists and political leaders from countries where polygamy is the rule and where the absolute limits of a w o m a n' s c o n c e r n s are children and crops. FILTER QUEEN SALES AND SERVICE 317 8th St. S.. Lethbridge Phone 327-1978 We are pleased 'o announce that '.he local Filter Queen and servce operation come new management TMe ne.-. owners .vis1, to advise ail Lethbridge anc; district Queen ttiat ail suare Darts and servicing tactli- are av-.i.'ab'e at tne Lesh'j-icioe Demonstration and Service Office located at-- 317 8th STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE We are ocen Monday to Friday. to 5 00 'One hour ciosed tor lunch i and open till noon on Saturdays during the Fall and Winter months YOU can 'eceiye a FREE DEMONSTRATION of the AMAZING FILTER OUEEN VACUUM or of The new power nozzle attachment by phoning as at 327-1978. Ms. Friedan. author of the best-selling book The Femine Mystique, presented her ideas, well known in the West, for overcoming the dominance of men. But they appeared to have little revelance to areas of rural Africa, where a recent I'N survey showed women often work 18 a day with full responsibility for both children and food production. Militant feminism in Bangladesh would alienate a majority of its female pop- ulation, never mind the men. some delegates argued. And the lifestyle" concept of husband and wife sharing in all aspects of family life would prove disastrous in improverished communities where division of labor is necessary for sur- vival, delegates said. But for all the differences there emerged a consensus re- flected in an amendment to the draft world population plan of action. The amendment, backed by a variety of women's groups, called for the integration of women into national develop- ment of all countries by giving women equal participation in educational, social, economic. cultural and political life. Ms. Greer said the action plan as it originally stood, re- garded women as "baby facto- ries" differing from other factories only that they were being asked to cease produc- tion. WARNING FROM MEAD Sociologist Margaret Mead warned about imposing many current Western ideas of sex- ual roles and behavior on cultures where such ideas may be just so much "irrele- vant baggage." "It's all right to export elec- tricity and running water, but you have to be careful not to export ideas on she said. "It's a new form of intellec- tual imperialism." effort must be made to reduce the missionary zeal to introduce Western types of sex education into the schools of other countries. Most women of the Third World here placed the emphasis on the need lor basic education, vocational training and employment oppor- tunities outside the family- circle. BEGIN YOUR BETTER TO-MORROW TO-DAY! Earn More! Qualify Easily SECRETARIAL TRAINING ENROLL NOW-DAY SCHOOL FALL TERM STARTS SEPTEMBER 3 AND ANY MONDAY THEREAFTER A.C.C.C. DIPLOMA COURSES There's an amazingly wonderful future just waiting for you. Welcome it the way you should! Are you going to be satisfied with just a "good" job? Or do you want a really SATISFY- ING REWARDING POSITION? Do you want to use all your natural abilities to earn what you deserve? Now is the time to make this choice! With the tightening job situation, com- plete training is a must! APPROVED FOR STUDENT LOANS HENDERSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (LETHBRIDGE) 202 F. W. WOOLWORTH BLDG. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Phone 327-3968 Res. 327-5828 F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 or 25C Each Three 7 Number Games JackpotS170 Free Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 15 not allowed Lynne Van Luven There was great consternation among the learned coun- cillors in the village of Quandry. And there was great citizen unrest: Quandrians were demanding that the village elders take immediate steps to rec- tify the situation. As for the elders, they were alternately befuddled and bemused. It had seemed although, in truth none of them had pondered the issue to any depth such a good idea at the time. How were the village leaders to know the passing of a mere bylaw restricting bicycle traffic within the city limits would cause such a furor? The councillors did not put much stock in cyclists anyhow. After all, a good many of them were children, bearing no political clout. And as for the adult cyclists, they were probably an irresponsible lot. If they were solid citizens, they would be driving cars, like everybody else, wouldn't they? At first, there was sporadic, intermittent rumbling and grumbling from the populace. Soon the complaints and criticisms grew. And one day. an angry mob of cyclists gathered outside the village hall. Someone even chucked a bicy- cle chain, wrapped around a brick, right through a window. Matters had come to a pretty pass indeed. The Lord Mayor shrewdly noticed something was amiss. An emergency meeting was called. A subdued and nervous council gathered around the Table of Great Deliberation. However, before the Lord Mayor even had time to clear his throat, preparatory to launching the meeting. Solicitor Simon Snort strode into the room. "Forgive me for bursting in like said Solicitor Snort, looking not at all apologetic, "but before you begin, as your lawyer I must warn you that a serious situation is developing." "We wouldn't be here said the mayor, rather testily. "No. no." Mr. Snort waved an impatient arm, "I'm not talk- ing about those malcontents out there. This is something far worse." "Well, for heaven's sake, get on with it shouted Alderman Hurly. renowned for his impatience. "Haaarumph." Mr. Snort adjusted his waistcoast and settl- ed back in his chair for a ponderous session of holding-forth. "Since Monday I have received more than a dozen letters from a variety of lawyers in our fair burg, notifying me of their client's intention to sue you. the members of council "Stuff and nonsense." blusted Alderman Pothlewaite. "Bunch of rabble-rousers, not worth the paper it's written on." Solicitor Snort savored the moment. He cast a slow glance around the Table of Great Deliberation. "I am afraid that the letters of intent are indeed valid, and could cost you councillors and the village a great deal of money." he announced. Pandemonium erupted. The Lord Mayor was forced to pound his virgin gavel to restore order. "When you prohibited cyclists from using the major thoroughfares in the village, mobs of them began to ride on sidewalks in order to follow their usual routes to their destinations." Mr. Snort continued condescendingly. "As a result, there have been a rash nay. an epidemic of pedestrian cyclist collisions. And the majority of those involv- ed propose to sue you." Aghast silence shrouded the table. Alderman Quibble began doodling furiously, evidently balancing his budget, seeking law- suit cash. "Furthermore." rumbled Mr. Snort, having the time of his life. "There are several cases where you will look like the villain. Consider this: on August 26. one Mrs. Ada Crump was taking her afternoon constitutional along 6th Avenue, when she was struck from the rear by a 17-year-old youth on a ten speed bicycle. Both parties sustained major cuts, bruises and abrasions. What's worse, the impact of the collision threw Mrs. Crump's handbag and shopping stachel into the path of an on- coming public works truck. Both items, damaged beyond repair, had been given her by her late, much-lamented husband." Solicitor Snort paused to light a fat Havanna cigar. "Mrs. Crump is suing the city for damage to her person and the loss of her possessions. The youth is suing us for injuries to both his and his bicycle's frame. I might add that Mrs. Crump is an up- standing citizen, resident here for 55 years, and now 74 years old. She is the mother of six and the grandmother of 18. Now 1 ask you. whose side will the public be on. when this story hits the headlines'.'" Alderman Dither looked confused. "Why doesn't the old bat sue the kid9 He's the one who hit her." Solicitor Snort looked pained. "The kid's one of her grandchildren. Besides, she feels, if I may quote, it was "coun- cil's consarned stupid bylaw" that caused cyclists to take to the sidewalks. And that you Should pay for said stupidity." "Ahem." said the Lord Mayor. "I can see no other course but to rescind our bylaw. All in favor, say aye." The response was deafening. "Manipulation by the masses." Alderman Pothlewaite muttered, 'hp "Next thing we know, they'll be asking us to ride around in wheelchairs." More teenage girls smoke according to gov't report WASHINGTON (AP) -The percentage of teenage girls in the United States who smoke cigarettes is catching up to that of boys, new government figures show. In 1968. the proportion of BINGO-RAINBOW 5th Ave. N. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER p.m. JACKPOT IN 58 NUMBERS 4th-8th-12th Games Doubled in i Numbers or Legs Free and Games, 25e per Card. 5 Cards Children Under 16 Years- Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association Name Address Please send me, without obligation, your free literature on your Day School Courses. A N.A.F. VETERANS CLUB UNIT 34 PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY 8 P.M. NEW ANAF HALL MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS IN THE CLUBROOMS lonlsnnt SCAfl in 56 nos. or less increasing ifdlmlJUl UuU one No. per week until won. Consolation Jackpot 16 GAMES ALL BINGOS DOUBLED ON GREEN CARD NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE girls smoking was just more than half that of boys. The 1974 survey of hoys and girls reports that 15.8 per cent of boys, ages 12 through 18 years, said they smoked cigarettes regularly. The figure for girls is 15.3 per cent The figures were 14.7 pet cent for boys. 8.4 per cent for girls. The government survey es- timated that there are about four million teen-age cigarette smokers in the United States todav. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT FRI. AND SAT. Sept. 6 and 7 "THE METROS" ENTERTAINMENT in the CANTEEN SATURDAY NEW DINING ROOM HOURS MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 12 NOON TO 8 P.M. CONTINUOUS For ANAF Members and their invited Guests only! BINGO Mon. Sept. 2 Jackpot in 54 nos. Gold Cards Pay Double Door Cards Regular Cards 25C or 5 tor 13th St. and 6th Ave. "A" N. No Children under 16 allowed The Herald Family Consumers lose a dollar One dollar and a few cents less in the consumer's pocketbook this month. A survey conducted by the Herald i; on local food prices again shows a slight increase in the cost of 54 grocery and meat items. Compared to July, the August price list showed an overall increase of bringing the total paid at the cashier to One year ago. the listed items cost Mrs. Consumer Increases in sugar, butter, soap, cereal, meats and cooking oil added to the food bill, even though 29 other j: items remained at last month's price and only eight items went down in price. Pork products showed marked increases, with a roast leg of pork going from to bacon went up 10 cents; brown 'n serve chops took a four-cent hike and ready-to-eat ham gained an additional 30 cents. Other meats joining in the price rise were a three-pound chuck roast, going from to and ground beef, from to for a two-pound portion. Whole frozen chicken also went up four cents per pound this month As expected, sugar prices showed a notable increase, with a ten-pound bag rising in price by 41 cents. Butter went up eight cents as did hand soap bought in a four bar package. Cooking oil in the 32-ounce bottle took a six-cent increase. Breakfast cereal showed a further increase with the August price going up 10 cents, and a five-pound box of spaghetti cost an extra 14 cents this month. Helping to stabilize the family food bill were decreases in the cost of fresh carrots and celery, both losing a few cents: while a 15-pound bag of new potatoes lost 49 cents off the .July price of Tattle-tale bras to detect cancer in early stages TUCSON. Ariz.