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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 1, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 6Women must apply solid organizational tactics to achieve job equality' Serving the community This elegant turreted building, looking for all the world like something out of a Gothic novel, houses the YWCA, one of Lethbridge's most civic-minded organ- izations. Under the direction of Jeanna Baty, the YW co-operates with a variety of community organizations to offer a wide array of children's, teens' and adults' programs, including classes in keep fit, swimming, yoga.-crafts, volleyball and junior gymnastics. The YWCA also operates the only women's residence in Lethbridge. One of the YWCA's most successful and long-lived operations is the New To You Shop, located at 415 2 Ave. S., featuring "re-cycled" clothing and household effects. Community calendar The regular meeting of St. Andrew's Women's Federa- tion will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Please note change of time. Yvonne Storfie will speak on "Pure 'Air, Pure Water, Polluted Homes." A discussion will follow regarding unsuitable televi- sion programs for young children. Assumption CWL will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall. There will be a showing of slides on India by Ann Anderson. The next meeting of the Disabled on the Move will be held at p.m. Tuesday in the patients' lounge of the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. Architectural Workshop will be discussed. For further information phone Gerry Trechka at 329-0911 or Mary Berekoff, 318-1036. Everyone welcome. Southminster square dance learners group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. Usual lunch. A meeting of the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Association will be held at p.m. Monday at the YMCA in the gold room. Members and guests welcome. The Lethbridge Christian Business and Professional Women's Council invites all women to a dinner at p.m. Monday at Ericksen's. A pre-view of the Canada Winter -Games will be featured by Vera Ferguson. Violinists Ernest Penner and Len Schroeder will provide the music. Guest speaker will be Jean Hall, a Calgary homemaker. For reservations call Velma Penner at 327-7009. Laurel Chapter, No. 43, Order of. the Eastern Star, will hold its regular meeting at -8 p.m. Monday in the Masonic Hall. Visiting members welcome. The Ladies Aid of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Greek Catholic Church will hold the regular meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall. Hostesses will be Helen L'hirka and Ann Dayies. McKillop UCW units will UPHOLSTEHING Prompt Service Reasonable! MODERN and ANTIQUE FURNITURE and AUTOMOBILES 1016 Ut Avenue South, PHONE 328-5257 ___or 327-3037 alter 5 p.m. UPHQLSTERINI ATTENTION PURCHASERS AND POTENTIAL PURCHASERS OF MICROWAVE OVENS Authorized in-warranty service is obtainable in Lethbridge for both domestic and commercial microwave ovens manufactured by the following: Litton Industrial, Microwave (Canada) Ltd., Amana, Hitachi, Toshiba, South Bend Range Co., Magic Chef, Sharp Industries. Panasonic, Sanyo Microwave, RICHARDS ELECTRIC CENTRE 91118th StrMt North Phone 327-0557 and uMd ind commtreitl microwivt ovens out ol winmly itpulrt Mivict la ill nukM. meet' as follows: Vandenbrink, 8 p.m. Monday with Mabel Fillmer, 2420 14th Ave. S.; Forry, 2 p.m. Tues- day with Irene Johnson, 1910 15th Ave. S.; North, 8 p.m. Tuesday with Mrs. W. A. Cummings, 1605 14th Ave. S.; Pinches, a.m. Wednesday with Mrs. R. W. Dunn, 1705 13th. Ave. S.; Haszard, 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church lounge; Kirchner, 8 p.m. Thursday with Mrs. N.H. Quick, 2414 16th Ave. S. The Lethbridge Christian Women's. Club invites all women to a luncheon at p.m. Monday at Ericksen's. A special feature, Fun with Furs, will be presented by Hi Caiman of .New York Furriers. Music will be a duet by Jim and Esther Chueng. Speaker will be Jean Hall, consultant for Stonecroft Ministries, Calgary. Reser- vations can be made with Dorothy Norby at 328-9565 and Anne Dalgliesh at 328-6897. Nursery services available. The ladies of the Pemmican Club will meet at p.m. Wednesday in the club rooms, 9th Street and 5th Avenue S., for the regular meeting. The Lethbridge Scouters Club will hold the monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in St. Basil's Church basement, 13th Street and 6th Avenue N. Interested Scouters welcome. For further information call 328-1993. 'Active 20-30 Week' declared 'A man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help a child.' This motto typifies the at- titude of the members of the Lethbridge Active 20 30 Club whose efforts will be recogniz- ed next week during "Active 20 30 Week." The club, officially chartered in March, 1972, has been involved with the spon- soring of various child welfare and youth projects in the city. Members make visits to the children's ward at the hospitals, Silton House and Sunrise Ranch at Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Persons interested in the club's activities may call In- formation Lethbridge or Gordon Valgardson, president, at 329-4275. Dear Ann Landers: Every once in a while you return a column because someone asks for it. I am not only asking but pleading. It was the column on "How To Break Up A Marriage." It was one of your best and I need it NOW. Cliff-Hanger Dear Cliff: Here it is, with my compliments: (1) When a son or daughter lets you know they plan to be married, show open hostility to the person of his or her choice. After all, marriage means-less love and attention for parents and they have a right to resent it. (2) Expect your married children to spend every Sun- day and holiday at your home. Act hurt if they have other plans. (3) If your married children have problems with their mates, encourage them to come home, no matter what. Listen attentively to all their complaints. Point out additional faults which may have gone unobserved! Remember, a drop of water at a time can wear away a rock if you keep at it long enough. (4) If your married children are having financial problems, rush in with the chequebook. If you are having financial problems yourself, borrow, if necessary, in order- to help them, but let them know they will never have to do without anything so long as you are around. (5) If a married child has a drinking problem, keep telling him his mate drove him to it. It will make him feel better. Everyone needs someone to blame. (6) If your married child gets an opportunity for ad- vancement which takes him to another city, tell him family is more important than money and if he leaves, God will punish him for not obeying the "Honor thy. father and thy mother." (7) If there are grandchildren, smother them with gifts. If the parents ob- ject, tell them to keep out of it. After all, grandchildren are to spoil. Sneak money to the kids secretly if you have to. They'll love you for it. (8) Whenever your married son and daughter visit with their children, make a point of how thin and tired the kids look. Get across the message that you don't have a very high opinion of the Way your beloved grandchildren are being cared for. In- timate that the mother's neglect is detrimental to the health of the youngsters. Ask repeatedly what they eat and why it is that they have so many colds. If the kid breaks a tooth or is injured during play, get all the details and place the blame on lack of supervision, (9) If your son has a button off his shirt or if his shirt isn't ironed as well as you used to do it when he lived at home, say something. Also mention the hole in his sock or the spot on his coat. It could fan the flame of self-pity and start the final fight that will end up in the divorce court. WINNIPEG (CP) Women must bargain collectively to improve their lot in the work force but many unions have not met this task, Labor Organizer Madeleine Parent of Brantford, Ont., said this week. Ms. Parent, secretary treasurer of the Canadian Textile and Chemical Union, said-women must apply solid organizational tactics if they are to achieve equality with men in.pay and job oppor- tunity. "A large number of the un- ions in this country and the more weighty trade union bureaucrats have given lip service to these principles, but they have not really fought in their interests. "Women themselves are go- ing to have to do the job, by. taking the initiative in organizing, the kind of union which they as women workers feel is best suited to protect their interests, and the interests of their fellow workers." Ms. Parent, one of the par- ticipants in a three day 'conference at the University of Manitoba on women and the law, told a news conference she was not advocating women only unions. "You have to have a union which takes the whole group of workers concerned. But women themselves must take the initiative in making the decision as to what kind of un- ion is appropriate. They have to take the lead in searching out the injustices in their own conditions and in preparing a program of demands." The meeting is a follow up to a first national gathering last year in Windsor, Ont., and the estimated 400 delegates plan to focus on legal aspects of women's rights in work, home and society. Supporters hope it will lead to formation of a national committee on women and the law. Dr. Lynn McDonald, a Toronto sociologist, told the. news conference current legislation on equal pay for men and women doing the same jobs does not meet the problem. She said in Canada, women working full time earn on average 60 per cent of what full time male workers earn. "The existing legislation is geared to jobs of the same type that a man is doing. This means that a woman has, on paper, the right to complain, if she is in an enterprise and in the same department as a man who is doing the same job. "Of course, we all know many women are not in this situation. They are in an es- tablishment in which women do only one job and men do a different job. The legislation in no province covers this." Dr. McDonald said there should be an objective evalua- tion of jobs, to determine fair remuneration, a proposal ad- vanced by the Royal Commis- sion on the Status of Women and various labor groups. "There would be a system of job evaluation to ensure that objective criteria are used. Our recommendation is that the same criteria that are used to evaluate men's jobs be applied to evaluate women's jobs." Sylva Gelber, women's bureau director of the federal department of labor, said strong law is needed to prohibit discrimination in any branch of employment. Pre- sent differentials in pay between women and men left much to be desired. She cited 1971 Canadian cen- sus figures showing men chefs and cooks earned 54.7 per cent more than women chefs and cooks. Among physicians and surgeons, males had nearly a 100 per cent edge. Miss Gelber noted that only one woman in five in the Cana- dian labor force is a member of a trade union. Ms. Parent, an executive board member of the Conference of Canadian Unions, said women must get on union bargaining com- mittees, so they can debate directly with employers about workers' demands. She said department stores and other large employers hire women part time "as a reserve force of deny- ing them many of the benefits that full-time workers get. "At the same time the com- panies use them against their own fellow workers, because they don't have a full commit- ment to earning a living in the work force. "But these problems will have to be resolved, and if women get out and take more initiative in organization, we will find the.forms that will overcome these obstacles. STYLE RITE BEAUTY SHOP Would Like To Announce That WILMAZUIDHOF HAS NOW JOINED THEIR STAFFI Wilma has had 5 years experience in the Hair Style Business and is looking forward to meeting her regular and new customers. 1514 9th Ave. S. Phone 327-5000 78 Queens Road (We; A 1208 sq. ft. home things ol life. It develop to carport there door, opening has the magic space for a wide sun'" three bedrcn room has ii family bath" coi worthwhile scope to From the touble front and dining area and the kitchen has glass patio doors from tie you to the outdoors. The ,j closet space, and the master bed- _ "mbing.- A big closet and a full ie this sun-loving home. igfe 1413 24th Ave. N. This is our present showhome with many, many extras in it. A home to last a lifetime. Here you'll find comfort and convenience. Step down into the sunken Hying room with Its gracious fire- place and flanking vertical windows. The time and trouble saving kitchen joins a comfortable, friendly family room which in turn opens onto the sun deck by way of sliding glass doors. Three bedrooms, well away from the living areas, provide quiet and solitude. The master bedroom features a vanity area with bathroom and shower, plus the convenience of a walk-in closet. There's also a central three-piece family bath, another ap- preciated feature is a direct indoor access from the two-car garage to the home. Saturday, February 1st, 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, February 2nd, 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. 1251 2nd Ave. S. Phone 329-4161 One of our friendly staff will be on hand to assist you in anyway that he can! JIM ABLE V 328-3564 DENNIS McCORMACK 328-7172 ALF HEGOEDAL 328-2651 ;