Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 14, 1973 India's women go into action intervening in demonstrations By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) - Indian government sources say that brave housewives were responsible for saving $500,000 worth of public property during recent disturbances in several states. In Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar and other states women came out of their homes in hundreds to battle with militant factory workers, students and other agitators. In most instances, the women's effort to protect gov- e r n m e n t buildings, public buses, shops and other property was spontaneous. When angry student demonstrators protesting high tuition fees tried to burn down a government office in the town of Jullunder in Punjab state, women living in nearby houses intervened. They pleaded with the demonstrators that since many of their men worked in the office, its destruction would hit innocent families. "You are not hurting the government but only poor citi- City Lionettes name executive Mrs. Doreene Johnston was recently elected president of the Lionettes for the 1973 term of office. Other officers elected to serve were Mrs. Isabel Larson, past president; Chris Burwash, vice president; Mrs. Gwen Edwards, secretary; Mrs. Vada Archibald, treasurer; Mrs. Joyce Brand, penalty officer and Mrs. Terry Riley, sick and visiting. The new executive was Installed by Jerry Kirchner, zone chairman, district 37C of Lions International. Lionette projects to raise money include raffles, sale of pocketbooks to city motels and bake sales. A monthly sunshine tea is sponsored for the blind citizens of Lethbridge and district, and donations are made towards the cost of transportation to the affair. Club membership is open to any Lion's wife from the Downtown, Norbridge and Lakeview Lion's Clubs. Dinner meetings are held MRS. DOREENE JOHNSTON . . . president every third Tuesday of the month at Sven Ericksen's Fam-ily Restaurant. r SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning. Upright Cleaner Electro-Sweeper Cleanererte Portable Cleaner ALL IN ONE FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 zens," the women said. "Perhaps the fathers of some of you work in this office." ANGER EVAPORATED The demonstrators spent half an hour discussing the women's plea. By then their anger had evaporated and they left the scene peacefully. But what happened in the Punjab town of Ludhiana was somewhat different. Two hundred women there fought a mob of 500 factory workers with sticks for nearly two hours before subduing them. The strangest part of the Ludhiana story was that the militant workers, who were demanding better working conditions, wei'e really in a position to hit back against the women interventionists. But, as an observer put it, they were "paralysed" at the sight of women marching-against them. One of the subdued, workers later said: "How could we hurt these women? They were just like our mothers and sisters. So, we mostly ran round and round the place with the women chasing us with then-sticks. Ultimately, we had to yield." The government of Punjab has officially commended the bravery of Seeta Sharma, a professor in the government medical college at Amritsar, for saving a bus from a student mob. A calendar of oca l (happenings The annual meeting of the South Alberta Presbyterial United Church Women will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Knox United Church in Taber. Rev. Helen Stover of Calgary and Mrs. C. W. Johnson, vice president of, the South Alberta conference of UCW will be the speakers. * The Hi" Neighbor Club will hold a regular dance, tonight at at 8:30 p.m. at Westminster school. There will be a review of the Ranger's Waltz, Tippy Toe Mixer, Spanish Waltz and the Westphalia Waltz. Everyone welcome. * * � The beginners' square dance group will dance at 8:30 p.m. in the L. T. Westlake School in Taber. Women are asked to please bring a box "lunch. This is being held in conjunction with the recreation department the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON Say it with a smooch BILL GROENEN photo Roses are red, violets are blue; You love roe and I love you. Four-year-old Deanna Daw receives her Valentine kiss at the Kra die Koop Day Care Centre from Clayton. Stuchert, also four. The youngsters are getting ready to trade Valentine Cards. Yemeni children get clinic By STEPHEN SOMERVILLE SANAA, Yemen (Reuter) - A cheerful, jostling crowd of Yemeni women and children gathers most mornings nowadays outside a small stone cottage near here, waiting for GROUND BEEF FRESHLY GROUND ..... SPARE RIBS CHOICE YOUNG PORK...... 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Anyone interested in joining the cast is invited to drop in at rehearsal at the Bowman Art Centre on Saturday afternoon or any following Sat urday afternoon or Friday night. Black Comedy, by Peter Shaeffer has already been oast, with Kirk Jensen and Sheri Mc-Fadden as lead characters. They will be supported by Bill Matlhieson, Ed Bayly, Sheila Pisko, Cheri Baunton and Ray Mercer. The third play, Pyramus and Thisbe, which is now in rehearsal, is an excerpt from Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet, Pineapple Poll, will be performed by the Muriel Joliffe company, and details of the evening of musical entertainment will be announced at a later date.. a chance to get their first modern medical treatment. Some of them have walked many miles with sick babies in their arms. They are seen by a team of young British volunteers from, the Save the Children Fund who moved into the village of Raw-dah, a few miles north of Sanaa, last October. A few radio announcements and a lot of word of mouth recommendations have made theif modest operation one. of . the most successful in the area, which is almost totally lacking in health or social services of any kind. "We are treating 50 to 100 cases a day now, and the patients are coming from further and further afield," says Peter Boxhall, the team leader. HAS YOUNG DOCTOR The work is handled by one young British doctor, Dr. John Rawlinson, and three British nurses. � They are assisted by four Yemeni nurses, and a fourth British nurse is expected to join them shortly. Boxhall, 40, has no medical training, but everyone agrees that his energy, enthusiasm arid all round talents as a "fixer" are responsible to a great extent for the team's quick success. An ex British Army major, he left the service only a few months ago and was looking for his first civilian job when he saw a Save the Children Fund advertisement in London Times. Within two weeks he was on his way to Yemen. NEGOTIATED CONTRACT After negotiating a five year contract with the Yemeni ministry of health, Boxhall set about making the best of the facilities which were put at his disposal - a deserted one storey stone building with four rooms for a clinic and a rambling, beautiful dilapidated house as staff living quarters. He enlisted the help of the local military commander to clear the land and clean out the clinic building. "I talked to him as one soldier to another, so he sent me a squad of soldiers," Boxhaill recalls. The clinic opens from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. six days a week. The team handles children up to the age of 14-although concentrating on the under. fives, and pregnant mothers. All treatment is free. Dr. Rawlinson, who trained at Guy's Hospital in London, says most of the illnesses are the product of malnutrition, bad hygiene and poor .housing. . . In his first report back to headquarters, Dr. Rawlinson commented: "We have a journey of a thousand miles to go, but at least wo have taken the first step." RANCHLAND MEATS Westminster Plaia, 13th St. and 5th Ave. N. Phone 328-0637 AVON PRICE SALE HAS 20 POPULAR PRODUCTS ON ASK YOUR AVON LADY OR PHONE 328-7424 Offers expires Feb. 17 LOSE INCHES IN NINETY RELAXING MINUTES THE NEW, EASY WAY! OPENING FEB. 15th Figure Trim Guarantee You'll lose 2 inches overall on your first visit, and 5 inches by your fifth or your money will be refunded in full. PRIOR TO OPENING PHONE 328-8578 NO CONTRACTS TO SIGN Vi PRICE OPENING SPECIAL PHONE FOR YOUR OPENING SPECIAL FIGURE TRIM WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CENTRE 425 13th St. N. Phone 328-9886 JN QUEEN VICTORIA'S DAY, gentlemen used the special language of flowers to send 'love-letters' to their sweethearts. Called tussie-mussies, these 'letters' were nosegays of flowers and herbs grouped around one symbolic blossom and framed in a lace paper doily. Here are a few typical tussie-mussie flowers and some of their meanings: red tulip - a declaration of love yellow hyacinth - the heart demands other incense than flattery clove - I have long loved you daffodil - please return my affection cinnamon - my fortune is yours crocus - happiness buttercup - wealth And last word in scorching billets doux w a s a match nestling coyly among the blossoms, showing that 'my love consumes me.' Using an ancient set of rules, lovers of the era could and evidently did, carry on an entire conversation with flowers. Touching a bloom to the lips meant 'yes-' Pinching off a petal and tossing it away was 'no.' Bending a flower to the left implied 'I or me,' and tilting it to the right meant 'thou or thee.' Touching a leaf indicated 'hope.' The mind boggles at the thought of a demure young maiden, properly chaperoned, at some spectacular mid-Victorian ball. Think of the singular dexterity needed to juggle six or seven ardent suitors on the petals of one nosegay. Shades of her pretty little whalebone stays - she could even have ended up married to the wrong man! ' Thank goodness nowadays a bouquet of flowers simply means 'will you be my Valentine?' With meat prices away up there in the clouds, there's something very appealing about the thought of buying a side or quarter of beef to toss into the freezer. At first glance, that is. A 300-pound side of beef at 70 cents a pound, for instance, costs $210 including cutting, wrapping and fast-freezing. , .Which, sounds pretty good, if you don't take into account the amount of fat trimmed away, the method of cutting and bone removal, and the natural shrinkage which takes place. A typical yield of freezer-ready meat from a side of beef would be 70 to 80 per cent of the hanging weight. With a 75 per cent yield, that would give you 225 pounds of beef to take home to your freezer, at a cost of 93.3 cents per pound ($2i0 divided by 225 pounds). This is a real deal on porterhouse steak, but you must admit it's not the best price in the world for hamburger. , Big Brothers to meet Big Brothers Is being received "very, very well," according to Barry Ellis, family counsellor with Lethbridge Family Service. < At a meeting on Feb. 21, he said, board members "will be requesting national permission to go ahead with the program. "We are in the process of getting all the paper work done and working out a constitution," Mr. Ellis said. "We're getting all the ground work done." It is hoped that the final constitution will be available in draft form at the meeting. The procedure for screening and matching Big and Little Brothers is now underway, he said, "but it will take a little time until this is operational." Still under discussion are a location for the association and a source of funds. Because of the many offers of volunteer help, Mr. JEllis explained, money requirements will be minimal. "We've got quite a few tentative Little Brothers," he said, "but not nearly as many Big Brothers." Further information on the Big Brothers program is available from Mr. Ellis at Lethbridge Family Service, phone 327-5724. CAT TO THE RESCUE SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -Italian circus director Orlando Orfei escaped being killed by one of his seven lions when another of the big cats pounced on the assailant. Orfei proclaimed from his hospital bed: "The show must go on." ? * ? 1 Here's a handy casserole that's easy to make, freezes well, and ready to reheat for a quickie meal. Ham-cheese Casserole 5 slices whole wheat bread 1 cup diced cooked ham %' cup chopped sweet mixed pickles % cup grated American cheese 3 eggs 1% cups milk 1 tsp salt dash, paprika 1 tblsp grated onion Remove crusts from bread and cut into cubes. Arrange half the cubes in greased, 1%-quart casserole. Combine ham and pickles and place over cubes. Add cheese and top with remaining bread. Beat eggs and add milk, salt, paprika and onion. Beat thoroughly and pour over ingredients in casserole. Place in pan of hot water. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour* Makes four servings. BINGO - MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH - WEDNESDAY at 8:00 P.M. 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