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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, Deet.nber 1, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Divorce uot legal in Spaiu Tm not single, man- or widowed" single, (AP) "I'm married or widowed, SHlliJC. illaJ.1 complains an ex-wife of 32, now living by herself. Neither is she divorced. Many such women say tne pursuit of happiness for the sep- arated Spanish couple is a long, expensive and unrewarding or- deal in a Roman Catholic coun- try where divorce is not legal. "I was just a maid for my says the former wife. "Because he did not care about me one way or another, we agreed on a civil split-up. "But I can not marry again. There is only civil or religious separation in Spain." A secretary of 28, working for a Madrid import-export firm, said: "My yas against my job. He wyposed to be the only one fa the family with money arid independence. Be- fore parting J considered myself a kind of chainless slave. "But now I am a slave of old- fashioned laws and habits which keep me from marrying again and leading a true life of my own." DENIED CHOICE Carlos Magaz, a marriage counsellor, separation is a problem in Spain because part ners involved are denied the freedom of choice. He says more than couples gain civil separation annually in Spain. Magaz says 43 per cent ot tne couples part because of mis treatment by word or act; 2( cent claim adultery or con- mbinagc, and 20 per cent fami- ly abandonment "After seven or eight years ol larriage, Spanish couples run; out of fuel and decide to seek separation in civil Magaz says. "Usually jegins when the wife wants a; somc'.hmR >aby and the husband disa- zrccs." The Spanish church stands for matrimony for life, following St. Augustine's teachings. Papal teachings stale that be- ause Christ promoted mar-1 iage to a sacrament, the Catho- J calling for arc inr.enM.v To complicate the situation, Spanish sticicly provides few op- run; fur women. out of fuel and decide to seek ursiu.M) COMKK KIHST separation in civil The civil Code is one-sided. Maeaz says. "Usually trouble: Onlv Article allows women to ir'.hrnK without a hus- band's make a In other mailers, the hushand comes fir.sl. ;is per Article 60: 'Hi: is the representative of his ..ami's approval when it comes to signing contracts. "Our legal path to semi-free- dom, "says a woman, "takes from live to 10 years." "It costs some for a sep- aration, and near for an annulment." But the Madrid church court says: "It takes only from one to Obtains licence to build engine COLOGNK (AP) Ford Werke AG, West German sub- sidiary of the Ford Motor Co. of the Uniled States., announced today it had acquired a licence to develop and produce Wankel rotary piston engines. But Ford said it had no imme- diate plans to build the engines. A spokesman said the Ameri- can company would benefit from the agreement signed todav between Ford Werke and War.kel cause riage to a---------------- lie church rules on matrimony although it is handled in the civil courts. REFORM WANTED For centuries, Catholicism in Spain defended the principles of, the Roman law, enforced by j code and decree with strict moral and theological teach- in fis. But since 1963 the second Vat- ican council looked for a more democratized church and sug- gested that doctrine and moral- ity should reflect the faith and experience of people. "All says a young priest, "contributes to a rebel- lion against Spanish chmch au- thorities still prejudiced by tra- ditional ideas of how couple? should live." Many psychologists, doctors and lawyers say that present marriage laws don't go far enough to meet the demands of, Spanish couples who failed and women can not handle the sets they bring lo (he marriage if tlicv lack Ihcir husband's con- sent. A wife also needs her hus- PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! IMPORTED YARNS SAVINGS UP TO December 2nd, 3rd and 4th onlyl NO LAY-AWAYS OR REFUNDS! CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP 541 5th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 328-4143 Trudeau-Nixon to meet Monday OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau will meet with President Nixon in Washington Monday and return to Ottawa the following morning, the prime m 1 n i s t e r 's office an- nounced Tuesday. Mr. Trudeau, who says he hopes for a breakthrough on Canada-TJ.S. economic questions during the meeting, last paid an official visit to Mr. Nixon m the spring of 1969. The U.S. presi- dent has not yet been in Ottawa, but has made plans to come here next spring. In Washington, presidential press secretary Ronald L. Zleg- ler said the Nixon-Trudeau meeting will take place in the president's oval office sometime in the afternoon and that Nixon hold a small working dinner at the White House that night in honor of the Canadian prime minister. Ziegler told reporters the Ynterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Pato Alto. Calif.--Sasha Gil- len 40, a free-lance writer who wss Stanford Uriversity Medi- cal Centre's longest surviving heart transplant patient, appar- ently a heart attack. Archdeacon John Burdcr of Lin- sell 92, Anglican Archdeacon of Muskefca, after being struck by a car. Low-interest mortgage loans from a company you know you deal with Trodftt Homeplon, your loan will NOT be or sold 10 stranger can he aisured of fair one honest dealings -No bonum. No hidden whatsoever -toans 10 Of 85% your home value. Up 10 1J years 10 repay -Plus famous 48-hou opproval service president still plans to go }anada sometime in the spring of 1972, as previously arranged. Trudeau is the first of the al- ed leaders Nixon will meet in series of conferences at weekly intervals through De- cember and into January before ravelling to Peking. As with the other summit ses- sions with allied leaders, this will be a working meeting with State Secretary William Rogers, Yeasury Secretary John Con- nally and national security ad- iser Henry Kissinger parlici- ttting on the American side. The other Nixon meetings an- nounced are Dec. 13-14 with Drench President Georges Pom- lidou in the Azores; Dec. 20-21 vith British Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath in Bermuda; Dec. 38-29 with West German Chan- cellor Willy Brandt in Key Bis- cayne, Fla., and Jan. 6-7 with Japanese Prime Minister Ei- Sato in San Clementc, Calif. MORTGdOFS look in your local directory fo your nearest Traders Brand office. Brotherhood award goes to Bennett VANCOUVER (CP) Pre- mier W. A. C. Bennett received brotherhood award- Tuesday night but was also told better civil rights legislation is need- ed in British Columbia. After a speech by the pre- mier acknowledging the award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews' B.C. re- gion, Industrialist Paul Heller of Vancouver said he hoped the premier "will do something to improve" existing laws. Mr. Heller, who sat at the head table with Mr. Benneit aid other dignitaries, said there are recurring instances of racial discrimination in the province. Much could be done to im- prove the situation through education and dealing infor- mally with cases of discrimina- tion before they reach (he courts, Mr. Heller said. Mr. Bennett was asked what he thought of Mr. Heller's re- marks. "I'm not a lawyer. The main thing is not what's written down but how people act. We have the best relationship among races of any province in Canada. "There is no racial, no color bar he said. RCMP centennial committee set up OTTAWA (CP A steering committee has been set up by Solicitor-General Jean Pierre Goyer to develop a program In mark the centennial in of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mr. Goycr said in a news re- lease that Guy Founiier of Montreal has been chosen chairman of the committee. He said the program will likely include offical '.elchra- tions throughout inc year, cross-Canada appearances of the RCMP musie.il ride am! band, and several public oxliib its and displays. I NSU Auto Union, a Church sources indicated some causes for separa- The spokesman said Ford in lion or annulment were filed in Detroit can engage in research Spain last year. 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