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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 14, 1974 Women of the 1970s seeing achievements hailed on merit By CAROL KENNEDY The Canadian Press Women in the mid-1970s have come a long way towards seeing their achievements hailed on their own merits, rather than on the basis of their sex. The last year was a vintage one for many appointments in politics, commerce and other fields, and the comparative lack of feminist fanfare can be seen as a measure of the march towards equality. In the United States midterm elections, for in- stance, Ella Grasso scored a success in becom- ing the first woman to win a state governorship in her own right in Connecticut. Denmark's Inger Nielsen rose higher than any woman yet has in the masculine hierarchy of the European Common Market with her appoint- ment as adviser on Mediterranean affairs to Sir Christopher Soames, one of Britain's two EEC Commissioners. Belgium, where the EEC has its nerve centre, is traditionally conservative in its attitude to the role of women, but in 1974 it started a Feminist Party which contested all major city ridings in the national elections. Although it failed to win any seats, its effect was seen as scaring the other parties into accepting more women candidates. Of the 318 directly-elected members of parliament in Brussels, 21 were women, compared with only five in the old parliament. Another woman presfdent was added to the world's leaders with the July 1 election in Argen- tina of Isabel Peron, the widow of former Presi- dent Juan Peron. In Britain, Conservative Margaret Thatcher, an incisive tax-lawyer with sharp debating skills, became the first woman in the running for a party leadership. It happened in the wake of the Tories' election post-mortem as argument raged over who, if anyone, should replace Ed- ward Heath as opposition leader. Commentators see Mrs. Thatcher, 48, now a shadow finance spokesman, as a likely Chancellor of the exchequer in a future Tory ad- ministration; this would be the highest cabinet post ever achieved by a woman in Britain. WINS PEERAGE British politics was also enlivened by the rise to the peerage of Marcia Williams, Prime Minister Wilson's personal and political secretary. The new Lady Falkender, always a controversial figure because of her access to and supposed influence with the prime minister, had been involved in allegations of real estate speculation which seemed at one time to threaten Labor's election prospects. In France, where women have hitherto played minor political roles, magazine editor Francoise Giroud was appointed minister for women. She has said that Frenchwomen are at a particular disadvantage in the field of birth control and abortion, and in the number of working women aged of the highest in Europe. Four North American political wives caught world attention this year. Margaret Trudeau spoke with unprecedented frankness on television about the psychiatric ill- ness she suffered after last summer's federal election campaign. Pat Nixon maintained a superhuman composure during the tortured last hours of her husband's presidency, when Richard Nixon himself came close to a public breakdown before the TV cameras in his White House farewell speech. Betty Ford, the new president's wife, and Happy Rockefeller, wife of Ford's vice- presidential candidate, were both, by an eerie coincidence, operated on for breast cancer within weeks of each other. Mrs. Ford is the first wife of a U.S. president to have been marital background she shares with Mrs. Rockefeller. Almost unseen, one more masculine fortress in Britain fell to the new wave: the Baltic Ex- change, forum of shipping brokers, breached a 300-year-old tradition to let women members trade on the floor of the exchange. And in another segment of British society, women made direct impact on a labor dispute when the wives of striking car workers at Oxford publicly challenged the union officials fomenting the strike and harangued their husbands back to work. Rockwood family makes a hobby of adoption TORONTO (CP) The Hughes family of Rockwood, Ont., has made a hobby of adoption. Peter and Jean Hughes, who have four sons of their own, have adopted two Bangladesh orphans and one Indian girl. "Our hobby is says Mr. Hughes. "We could spend our money on bowling or something, but this gives us far more pleasure. And it is useful, too." Two years ago the Hughes family adoped Tangela, now 6, a Bangladesh orphan. With her limited English, Tangela spoke of a blind girl in the Dacca orphanage from which she had come. my friend." she said. "Tepi see no. Tepi sing to me. Tepi dress me. Tepi sore eyes." TWO NEW SISTERS The Hughes family pieced together the story of Tepi's plight and vowed to adopt her. And they also proceeded to adopt an In- dian girl, Renuka, 10. Recently, the four Hughes from seven to 12 years of kept asking their parents: "When are our new sisters Mr. Hughes, a 35-year-old school teacher, says both girls need medical attention. Renuka is a polio victim who wears braces beneath her knees. A corneal graft may restore Tepi's sight, at least on one eye. LADIES' AUXILIARY TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION RAFFLE WINNER OF THE TEA HELD NOV. BOND: Wyonne Odney M. Witham DOOR PRIZE: Florence Guild 1 1 1 BEAUTY IEC. PERM o: yiW" J CLEANED and SET US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Household Effects T 3th St. 328-2860 FOR PICK-OP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BUY A NEW ELNA or WHITE SEWING MACHINE And Receive A Sewing Cabinet FREE! stretches them all! EIHADVERIOCK STITCH tOCtttt MULTI STHETCH STITCH SUPER STUETCH STITCH EDGING STITCH SfJfENTIHE ZISZAG STITCH STRETCH BUTTONHOIES Phone 327-8877 or 327-8818 323 5th Strett South Tough tobogganing Sparse snow makes for a bumpy ride for two-and- a-half-year-old Danny Varley as his mother, Bea Varley, takes him along on a trip to the bakery. Poetry magazine on sale The third issue of the poetry magazine, Canada Goose, is now on sale. Copies are available at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge collo- quium studies depart- ment or at1 the House of Books. A collection of works by six western Canadian poets, Canada Goose is produced by U of L students Peter Christensen and Lome Daniel. The fall '74 edition includes work by U of L student poets Christensen, Janice Helland, and Wendy Robison, as well as poems by Glen Sorestad, Saskatoon; Allen Safaric, Burnaby; and Don Bailey of Win- nipeg. Poems in the publication are in- dividual and distinctive but blend to convey a sense of prairie life, a distinct Western iden- tity. The grey toned cover design and hand lettered pages were created by Elizabeth Blair. Canada Goose is published twice a year by the U of L's collo- quium studies depart- ment with assistance from the provincial department of youth, culture and recreation. Chrysanthemums make ideal Christmas gifts Are you thinking of buying plants for friends at Christ- mas time and wondering what kind of plants to buy? The chrysanthemum, or mum, is one of the most pop- ular Christmas plants, says Alberta agriculture's hor- ticulturist, Arlene Chesney, because it adapts better than most other plants to a warm temperature and a low humidity. Although the incurved type (large pompons) is the most commonly seen mum in this part of the world, there are several other varieties which are very attractive. Although they are not as readily available as the incurved type, some florists carry them, particularly as cut flowers. Like the more com- mon type of mum, they come in a large variety of colours. 'Single mums have one or more rows of outer petals and resemble a daisy type flower. mums have the same petal arrangement as the single mum but the petals in the centre are more developed forming a sort of cushion. mums have tubular shaped petals which form a ball shaped flower. 'Decorative mums are similar to pompons but the petals on the outer part of the flower are longer than those in the centre, giving the flower a flatter appearance. Poinsettias, cyclamens and azaleas also make nice Christ- mas plants, and are available from most florists. A few florists also sell Christmas cacti and Jerusalem cherries. Mums like a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees, moist soil and full sunlight. TO FOOT BILL BRANTFORD, Ont. (CP) The Brant County social serv- ices committee has agreed to pay for worth of coun- selling for boys enrolled in the Big Brothers and for the boys' mothers. Officials of the Big Brothers of Brantford and District received approval in principle for their proposal at a meeting of the county welfare board. 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 .OO or Each Three 7 Number JACKPOT Free and Free DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money ChildrM inidtr 16 not Hlowtd Poinsettias like a temperature of 60 degrees, moist soil, full sun and no drafts (cold or Cyclamens like a temperature of 55 to 60 degrees, a moist soil (no water standing the crown) and indirect lighting. Azaleas like a temperature of 60 degrees, moist soil, indirect lighting, and to have their leaves sprayed with lukewarm water (as often as once a day if the air is very dry) to maintain humidity. Christmas cacti like a temperature of 70 degrees THE BETTER HALF once the buds are set, a moist soil and full sunlight. Jerusalem cherries like a temperature of 60 to 65 degrees, the soil to dry out between waterings, and direct sunlight. Miss Chesney says the flowers of most house plants fade more quickly in the house than in the greenhouse because the temperature is nearly always much higher than they like it. If they are subjected to heat and low humidity, drafts, not enough watering or any other stress condition, they will often lose their leaves and buds. By Barnes "I can't understand it I put in a request every year to have my two-week vacation fall on Dec. 11-24 but no one seems to pay any attention." 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