Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE U1HBRIDGE HERAtD Wednesday, Deicmber 8, 1971 n -I r- -rawiiivt f! 11 cLocal a .MONTH K AL (CP) He-1 'naude Lapoinle says she tod toj be coaxed to accept (he job During tho 10 years at U> So- eil, Kenaude Lapointc also ser- as Quebec correspondent Canada's newest woman sena- for Time and Life magazines ami reported for the Interna- tional Service cf the CBC. Of these jobs, she said: "I! had to be talked into them too. tor. bin once the decision was made it was the task ahead, not the honor, that seemed overwhelming. -I couldn't believe it when Prime Minister Tnidcan ap- preached she recalled in an interview soon swoni in Nov. in. I never thought I could rcprc- ssni Time." MOVED TO MONTREAL r.ftcr being' In 1050, she moved to Mont- i real o become the first wo- achievements of Senator Ther- ese Casgrain. "1 started reading the man- uscript she just finished and J felt lower and lower as I read it. I will have to do so much to try and fill her shoes." A fund raising tea for Hosalta House will be held at the Friendship Centre, corner of L'.. and 1st Ave., on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. Featured will bo a bake sale, Ual counsellor, handicraft and while elephant table. The Anne Campbell Singers and Teen Clefs will present Snging Tree '71 Sunday, at the Vales Memorial Centre at and p.m. Guest artist will be Miss Valerie IlorvaUi, violin- ist. A public reception will be held after the evening perform- ance with convenor Mrs. M. Giesbrecht. Old time and western square dance classes will be held in Tabcr on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Hammon school. Ev- eryone welcome. This is being hold iii conjunction with the rec- itation department. The regular monthly mcot- ins of Hi; Dr. F. II. lilewburn DUE Chapter iODE will bo held Thursday at I! p.m. in the home of P.IJss Charlotte MacEachern, 531 15lh St. S. Members are re- minded to brine gifts for (lie Christmas hamper. Original Society Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Aux- iliary will meet in gym two of the Civic Sports Centre on Fri- day at 1 p.m. There will be a Christmas parly for members of tho Auxiliary only. Members of Faith Eebckah Lodge are reminded of the Christmas party to be held with Dominion Lodge after Thursday meeting. There will be an exchange of gifts. The homemaker Ity Elizabeth Itarfinail The essontial iunclion of the family today is to leach its members Iww to get along with themselves, Ihsir environment and their neighbors. We know so much about things, and so little about people. Let's take a look a( what Dale Womble, author of "Foundation for Marriaigc and Family Rela- tions" says about being a good parent. Be Consistent This in- cludes not only presenting a united front, but shewing con- sistency iictwecn words and ac- tions. Be flexible As children's needs change, parents must be prepared to meet them. Fulfill basic emotional needs These include security, love, sense of belonging, a sense of I decision-making methods that acliicvcmcnl, and challenge. I they can use when they are old' Provide social acceplancc "Each child should be consid- ered a socially acceptable per- son within his own ability. It is unfair lo compare the achievements of one child wilh these of another. Each child must b3 accepted for what be is, and complimented on what be does best" Set a decent example Tho concept of as I do" is much more valuable than that of "do what I say." Establish a family-centred ideal Fan ily decisions shciikl be made according lo what is best for the en lire family, in- cluding the Encourage communication Group discussions will train individuality, independence, a i children in problem solving awl er. Marriage Lists tlic role of today's mother as one who trains for self-reliance and citi- zenship, seas to the emotional well-being by keeping both child and home happy and secure; helps Ihc child develop socially by providing toys, companions, and play; provides for the child's mental growth; guides with understanding; relates herself lovingly to the child with her affection, tune and in- terest; and is a calm, cheerful growing person herself. On Uie practical side, parents must be financially prepared to provide clean and warm shel- ter; clean and warm clothing; proper adequate nourish- ment; medical care and educa- tion. I had to remind him I had man in pjneral news reporting no university education and that I for La Prcsse and stayed to I was a very, very poor public1 become its first woman editor- ial writer. But in 1970, she was forced into early retirement and de- speaker." "I'm betier behind a type- writer, you know." she ndded. scribes the experience as "a blow from wliich f am still re- Miss Lapointc has spent most of her career staring at a writer ribbon. In the Ir.st 31' covering." years, her jobs have ranged} "It seemed one day I was from legal stenographer to cdi- i writing editorials and the next torial writer for La Presse, day I was being told I had to North A m e r i c a' s largest Trench language daily, and take early retirement. There were many of us forced to go in member of delega-j this way. I went into a deep tion to the United Nations. depression and it look months Despite her success in what to pull out cf it." are traditionally male fields of i Her spirits revived, however, endeavor, however, Miss La- j with an assignment as infonn- pointe admits she has always j alien cffieer for the department suffered from a lack of self-1 of Indian affairs and northern confidence. development and a post on the I'L'SIIF.D INTO THINGS commission for social, 1m- "It was others who pushed me into things. I was brought up in Disraeli, a small town in the Eastern Townships south- east of Montreal and my fam- ily moved to Quebec City in 1933. I got my firs! job in a law- yer's office because the lawyer was the brother of a nun who taught me music." Her chief appeal for the law- yer, she remembers, was that he was representing a musician and needed a stenographer who knew about music. In 1939 came an opportunity to work for the Quebec news- paper Le Soleil, and again there was the characteristic hesita- tion to accept the job. "I was convinced I couldn't do that job either. Perhaps that why I refused to accept the S12 a week they were offering me although I was only being paid S10 a week by the lawyer. Anyway, when Le Soleil raised their offer lo S13 a week. I felt I couldn't refuse. "I didn't think I would be any good, but I stayed in journal- ism for 31 years." manitarian and cultural affairs. She leaves the UN Dec. 21 lo take up senatorial duties but yays of her career: "1 remain a journalist. With me and jour- it is until death, do us part." Miss Lapointc attributes her new appointment to the "ag- gressive" editorials she wrote. ARDENT FEMINIST She expeeis to represent wo- men, especially her French-Ca- nadian colleagues, in the Sen- ate but not as an ardent fem- inist. "I always seemed to be too busy with assignments to be a very active anything." Furthermore, "I don't like se- gregation; I never have." "I was treated as an equal by men in UK newspaper pro- fession. I didn't have to break douii any barriers because I never came across any. I have to admit I worked like s man. I never expected any favors or i privileges because I was a wo-, man. 1 Miss Lnpointe says she feels i ''lew" when she considers the RELUCTANT SENATOR Renaude Lopointe, recently sworn in as Canada's newest woman senator, had to be coaxed to accept the job. In the last 31 years, she has been legal stenographer, editorial writer, reporter, and member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations. FRESH BAKED n IGDODIES FOB THE HOLIDAYS I Be Suro To Place Your Special Orders Early To Avoid Disappointment! 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