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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald- Family Season enhanced by tradition More less talk suggested by Commons OTTAWA The an- nual report on the status of women got a mixed Commons reception this week. The tabled by Labor Minister John outlines government steps to date to achieve equality for women Conservative spokesman Gordon Fairweather Fundy- Royal suggested the govern- ment might advance the cause of equality better fewer pamphlets and more evidence ot New Democratic Party spokesman Grace Maclnnis i applauded the chronicle of government achievements but said there still are many problem areas left untouched abortion day-care the position of In- dian women who marry non- family-planning programs and the position of women with respect to citizenship and immigration law. Much of the minister's statement centred on the network of advisory positions created for women to advise the government on steps to improve women's status. The privy council employs a co-ordmator of status of Martha to monitor government programs related to women. There are special advisory positions for women in the departments of the treasury the public ser- vice health and manpower and im- secretary of and solicitor-general. Mr. Munro said the govern- ment has been its policy of nominating qual- ified women to the as judges and toNboards and commissions and other senior posts after you see your doctor bring your prescription to 1609 9lh ________________ Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Mr. Fairweather said the number of women in senior positions in the federal public service is a glaring example ot the lack of government ac- tion. About 85 per cent of the women employees are in lower-status he said. The Conservative spokesman cited a recent Supreme Court decision which declared that Indian women who marry non-status Indians or white men are not entitled to retain their Indian status and the special government favors which go with it. best forum for amending the Indian Act is through Parliament It is a political .rather than legal decision which must be taken WeeWhimsv will be sent the original an for her quote jgnplyour child's quotation to this paper By LYNNE BUNDESEN Christian Science Monitor SANTA N.M. The cutback in lighting to save energy this Christmas season isn't going to affect Southwesterners. Luminarias small candles in paper bags filled with sand will bathe New and parts of Texas in a warm glow this holiday season as they have for decades. These graceful outdoor lights have more in their tavor than'the fact that they don't plug in or turn on They are easy to and the makings can usually be found in the neighborhood without taking out the tamily car. Numerous small brown kraft-paper grocery an equal number of small wax candles at most variety and several bucketsful of sand will enough luminarias to line the front garden and curb. And their yellow warmth spreads a quiet and simple peace throughout the neighborhood and a warm welcome to homeowner or guest. Southwestern office government in- and industrious homeowners line roofs as well as walks with luminarias. Lighting contests for the and simply the luminarias are held yearly in most cities here in the Southwest. Tour buses now run excursions into neighborhoods where the accumulated lighting by luminarias competes with the wattage at Candlestick Park. Luminarias are strictly outside lights. If used in- they could be a fire hazard. They work well on adobe and concrete block houses but in crowded cities should be confined to brick and sidewalk areas. The sand in the bottom of the bag extinguishes the candle when it has burned down. Barring rain or snow dampering the paper bags the homemade light is good for several evenings during the holiday season. Lighting them can be a family usually when darkness begins to fall. It's a time for a breath of tingly fresh air. a look at the early stars as they come a chance to hear and a good part of holiday festivities. There is a yearly flap in the Southwest about the name of the paper bag- sand-candle lights. Are they farolitos or are they The question usually settles on some historical scrap of information or a translation of the Spanish word to literal English. But the conclusion usually is that farlitos are small bon- fires at the corners or strategic locations in the yards and luminarias are the lights in bags. The roof of Sena Plaza one of the oldest buildings in Sante Fe is marked with dark spots where farolitos were built and lit on Christmas eve around the turn of this century. Farolitos are still in evidence in Sante Fe but fire departments in other cities would probably blanch at the thought of small fires on every street corner1 The fires are built of pinon wood and contribute to the smoky smell that visitors and residents associate with Sante Fe in the winter. Instructions for makiog Fold the top of a small paper bag down from one to two inches all the way around and smooth out. Fill the bag with two to three inches of sand. Place stocky can- dle in centre of mak- ing sure it stands securely upright. Light with a long fireplace match. Southwestern tradition Luminarias brighten up the holidays in the States with a tradition passed down through the years. The lights are simple to make and add a special touch to the Christmas season. Extended health program covers costs 'adequately' EDMONTON The province's extended health benefits program for the elderly will cover basic ex- penses not currently covered 535 13th Street North Phone 327-6361 College Mall Phone 328-8316 by health care insurance and blue cross. Neil health and social development says. He told a meeting of Pen- sioners Concerned there will be limits on the amounts that can be claimed for specific services such as hearing aids and eyeglasses. Although details of the which became effective Aug. have not yet been expen- sive hearing aid may not be but one fully ade- quate for the individual Another example of limited coverage be likely find that platinum ones with jewels around the edge won't be intend to cover the basic cost of the frames and grinding of Also covered will be the cost of dentures and regular dental work up to a certain amount the minister would be He added that a claims procedure for the extended benefits program possibly could be set up by the end of the year and said the elderly should save receipts for special health services. Mr. Crawford was asked if the government had con- sidered including ambulance and said it is too ex- pensive to include at this time. Ambulance services currently are covered by blue Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next The centre will be open as usual. Christmas Everyone welcome to spend an old-fashioned Christmas with members at the centre. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. The centre will open at 10 a.m. Boxing The centre will open at 10 a.m. Left-overs will be served. Everyone welcome. The centre will be open at noon on New Years Day. All are welcome. Members are asked to note that all tickets for the trip to the Icecapades in Calgary must be purchased prior to Jan. 4. Memberships for 1974 are now available at the and members are reminded that organized activities will commence Jan. 7 with keep fit at 10 a.m. and lealhercrafl at the Lelhbridge Community subject to an annual deductible amount. Asked if the government might set up a special depart- ment on aging. Mr. Crawfprd said a special branch is being considered within his department. CUT CAPITAL SPENDING TOKYO Japan's largest producer of heavy electrical equipment announc- ed plans Tuesday to trim capital spending and the nation's largest maker of electric home appliances said it was considering a similar move. Both announcements came as a top-level gov- ernment advisory committee recommended a reduction in corporate spending on new plant and equipment as one means of curbing demand. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Dec. 20th Sponsored by Lidlu' Aid of St. Pilir ind St. Piul'i church STARTS P.M. SHARP PARISH HALL CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot at and ii won Every Thunday 2nd Jackpot In 51 Noi. Jackpot Pot 'O Gold 23' PER CARD OR 3 FOR '1.00 ALSO FREE CARDS. FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not alloweo BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 229 12th St. 'C' H. December p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME IN 56 NUMBERS 10th GAME WIN ON EMPTY CARD 4th 8th 12th Gamei In 7 or leu 5 CARDS FOR S1.00 Pot ol Gold S70 CHRISTMAS DRAWS Single Winner First 12 Games oluighbori Receive SOe GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH SI.00 DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 years ol age allowed Centre Village Mall LETHBRIDGE THE LATEST FASHION FOR SNOW LOVERS UNISEX NYLON SNOW BOOT Blue nylon cuff with drawstring. Injected rubber sole. Heavy pile lining to keep you snug and warm Water resistant. Children's Only S10.99 Ladies' OnlyS14.99 Men's Only SI 5 99 IMITATION UNISEX SEALSKIN BOOT Light grey imitation sealskin upper with a luxurious pile lining and genuine crepe sole Ladies'Only S18.99 Men's Only S19.99 FEEL GOOD THE BOOTS YOU WWR ;