Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Frldiy, February 21, 197S THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: When my husband announced, after six years of what I thought was a good marriage, that he was leaving me to enjoy the freedom he felt he had been denied, I was shocked and confused. I blamed myself for having failed him. He assured me that such was not the case. He insists there is nobody else. I believe him. He wants to go off on his own. and review some problems he has been unable to resolve. Of course I am heartbroken, but I decided it would be best to let him go. I don't want a man who doesn't want to share my life. I have a good job and don't need his financial support. If he wants to send me money, fine. If not, that's okay, too. I am praying he will come back, but if he doesn't I won't curl up and die. I will make another life for myself. Several of my friends are so furious they refuse to speak to him. I think this is unfair. If I'm not mad, why should they be? The point of this letter is to say I wish my friends would stop pitying me and asking me how I can tolerate such abuse. I'm handling the problem in my own way and I'd 'Mothers should take interest in textbooks' LONDON, Ont (CP should take an interest in their children's textbooks and television programs to ensure they are given a balanced outlook about the male and female roles, says Mary Gusella, director of the federal government's Women's Year Secretariat. Speaking to the London busi- ness and Professional Women's Club Wednesday, she asked: "Do these books portray all boys as active, adventurous and brave, and girls as passive and lacking a spirit of 1 Ms. Gusella stressed the need for women to have and share responsibility as full citizens, "whether they are young schoolgirls wondering about their futures, or older women facing re-entry into the labor force." She said if it is a woman's choice to be a housewife and mother, she should be able to carry out that career with re-'1 spect and protection of her rights. "If she chooses to be an auto mechanic or a chemist, a market gardener or an architect, she should be given the same respect as any male choosing those she said. She suggested that women might contribute to their year by talking to their teen-age children's guidance counsellors. "Are girls made aware of the statistics on women's employment? Do they know that one-third of Canada's labor force is comprised of women and that women are working on an average of 20 Ms. Gusella said that an im- provement in the status of women can ultimately result in an improvement in the status of men too. "Men will no longer be so bound in an image of masculinity promoted in advertising stereotypes. Equality is not just shared privilege, it. is shared re- sponsibility, and shared obligation to society." PUBLIC BINGO Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upewtl) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. appreciate it if they would leave me alone. Sign me Making It Dear M.I.: You owe no apologies and no explanations to anyone. When your friends offer sympathy or counsel, simply tell them to buzz off. You didn't ask and you might tell ME to buzz off but my hunch is that you're better off without the guy. Dear Ann Landers: 1 am 76, alone and have been blessed with good health and God's love and mercy. Last week I realized I should rewrite my will. Am I too old to give my body to whatever agency can make use of any part of it? How do I contact the appropriate people? I have seen the beauty of the world, the kindness of people, the sweetness ol innocent children and the adoration in the eyes of my beloved late husband. Can someone perhaps benefit from my eyes or parts of my body? Please advise me, Ann. A Great Grandmother Dear Grandmother and you ARE great: Bless you for your good sense and eagerness to contribute to humanity. You need a Uniform Donor's Card and instructions. Please write to The National Kidney Foun- dation, 116 East 27th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016. Eyes and kidneys are urgently needed. There are long waiting lists for both. Just think how wonderful it would be if you could give sight or added years to a stranger after you have departed this world! I urge all who wish to do so to make use of the address at once. Dear Ann Landers: A few years ago Ogden Nash wrote a poem about you. In (hat poem there was a very funny line about a fat girl. I clipped the poem but misplaced it. Will you please tell me what that line was before I wig out? Thanks, Doll. Reader In White Plains Dear Reader: That "funny line" appeared in an Ogden Nash poem based on a letter in my column. A young woman had complained that her boy friend was unroman- tic. Nash quoted the gentleman's compliment to her: "You sweat less than any fat girl I know." Thanks for asking me to repeat the line. Ogden Nash was one of my favorites. Doctor puts debt before delivery LATTA, S.C. (AP) A 23- year-old woman gave birth to a girl in an ambulance after 20 doctors refused to deliver her baby and a hospital refused to admit her. One of the doctors, Dan Moorer. said this week he refused to deliver the baby because the family owed him for previous treatment. A spokesman for Marion County Memorial Hospital said it had refused admit- tance Saturday to Shirley Jean Abrams because no doc- tor had ordered her admitted and obstetrical cases are not considered emergencies. With instructions from a midwife, the ambulance at- tendant finally delivered Mrs. Abrams' seven-pound two- ounce girl. The attendant, Jamie Mozingo of the Marion County Rescue Squad, said that was seven hours after the j ambulance ride began. i Mozingo said he had taken i the woman, an unemployed domestic worker, to 20 other doctors, but none would order the woman admitted to the i hospital for delivery. He did not identify the other physi- i cians. The mother and the child, I May Francis Abrams, are re- ported doing well. 5 Pots and photos Pottery by a University of Lethbridge student, Roger Woslyng, and photographs by Lethbridge Herald Photographer Bill Groenen are now on display in the Bowman Arts Centre gallery. Shown above is an overall view of the display; at left, one of Mr. Groenen's photographs and, right, an earth-toned coffee set by Mr. Woslyng. The exhibit continues until Feb. 28. RVIN pholoa Women's spring fashions economical MONTREAL (CP) While the men's clothing industry is vainly trying to pull up its socks, women's fashions are high-stepping their way into an economically optimistic spring. In the male clothing sector, sales have been hurt by for- eign competition resulting in layoffs and production cuts both in Quebec and Ontario. But not so for women's fashions, industry spokesmen said. Wholesale buying for spring is equalling or ex- ceeding last year's and some stores are even short of some types of merchandise. This picture contrasts sharply with that of the United States, where general economic conditions are worse than in Canada and women's clothes introduced in the fall are collecting dust on store racks. In most sectors of women's fashions in Canada, retail stocks are low. Buyers and merchandise managers al- ready report instances of try- ing to advance deliveries to fill empty shelves. The low-inventory position is a direct result of the slow- down in the U.S., which prompted Canadian buyers to reduce advance orders. Canadian retailers and ap- parel and textile manufac- THE BETTER HALF publications and thus develop a distorted view of their own markets. Retail business here is good and retailers almost refuse to believe their own figures. Gerald Miller, president of By Barnes "You'll probably like this picture gall bladder." turers get much of their trade -Michael London Originals news from American business Ltd. blouses, says his firm is sold out through April and is not accepting new accounts. "From where we're sitting you'd never know there's sup- posed to be a he said. "The feeling now is bet- ter than last spring." Herbert Bernard, a vice- president of Paris Star Knitt- ing Mills Inc., said sales are 54 per cent ahead. "We're already talking fall to some buyers, and it looks said Mr. Bernard. Veteran salesman Robert Crilly said placings on his four lines are ahead 20 percent. He reported that the junior out- erwear line he represents, Jay-Mee, has been sold out. The firm's president, Moe Ross, said it is the first time this has happened in the com- pany's six-year The only segment of the women's fashion industry showing some weakness is dresses, and that view is not Allmand's dep'l studies TV violence TORONTO (CP) Solicitor-General Warren All- mand said Wednesday that his department is studying televi- sion violence and may limit programs containing violence if it concludes they encourage aggressive behavior. He told a meeting at a sepa- rate school that the depart- ment would have to find strong evidence of violence before asking the Canadian Radio-Television Commission to "have these kinds of broad- casts limited." In an interview later, Mr. Allmand refused to give details of the study or to es- timate when conclusions may be forthcoming. During the two-hour meeting, the solicitor-general also assailed critics of the temporary leave-of-absence plan which allows prisoners to leave penitentiaries for a few days. He said detractors, par- ticularly in the media, have presented a distorted view of the operation. "You hear about the failures, not the Mr Allmand said. "Last year we gave out 000 temporary passes. The failure rate was one per cent. They were the ones who made the paper." He said the parole failure rale is 20 per cent, but added that being drunk' or leaving the city is enough to put a person on parole back behind bars. Mr. Allmand.said that "the number of failures at the end of sentences would be much higher than they are now" without the temporary pass- and-parole systems. it flatters your shared by all those surveyed. "Dresses have been dealt the coup de grace by separate sportswear and said Mr. Miller. "The dress business couldn't be worse, which is why we're doing so well. Dresses have become ex- tremely expensive and im- practical. If the top fits, the skirt doesn't or vice-versa, so they have to be altered. "Also, women's lib has meant more man-type ex- pression, especially in pan- tsuits, which are far more practical and comfortable." Despite complaints of poor dress sales, industry statistics reveal hours worked in Que- bec dress plants were higher than normal through October, the last month available. Meanwhile, tiours worked in the men's clothing industry have decreased. Placings for fine clothing are estimated to be down 12 to 15 per cent. Local artist s S featured on f rarfio show Lethbridge Metzo 8 Soprano Nora Rose will S be featured artist with the CBC Strings .on the CBC radio program, Music West. She will be singing two arias from Handel's S Solomon. ij The program, which ffi was taped last S: November, will be aired j: this evening at 8 on CBR radio, Calgary. ij having the room temperature where he likes it every noiv and then. Women's Place appoints part-time co-ordinator The latest teen Fashions for Spring 75 CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 St. ft 6 North FRIDAY, FEB. 21st 8P.M. 4th wid Ith Qinwt MO In 7 121h 5 CARDS FOR 11.00 OR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT S225 IN 55 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH 1100 LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH (3 WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Pmom Unefer 11 Ytm Not AHmtf I fct IT. JAilL'l MEN'i CLUi _______ The Lethbridge Women's i Place has hired a new part- time co-ordinator to oversee direction of the i centre. Jo Ann Darricades, a teacher who recently mov- ed here from Montreal, will be responsible for WP programs including publication of a monthly newsletter and bi monthly educational presentations at the Lethbridge Public Library. Ms. Darricades has a bachelor's degree in French from Rutgers University, a master's in French from the Universi- ty of Montreal and is work- ing towards her Ph.D. In comparative literature. The new co ordinator will be attending an Inter- national Women's Year conference in Thunder Bay next weekend, to discuss the feasibility of forming a federation of women's centres. "A federation would give centres contact with one says Ms. Darricades. "So many women's groups are work- ing in complete isolation from each other. And organization would give us a stronger voice in political Ms. Darricades says the Women's Place hopes to expand its public presen- tations by using .cable television to present issues. "We're also planning to put together a question- naire, initially to be mailed to a variety of women in the community, to deter- mine what people wanUhe Women's Place to do, what needs we should respond to but aren't she adds. Anyone wishing to receive a questionnaire may call the Women's Place at 327-6917. Nfs. Darricades said attendance (usually good) at the weekly presen- talions at the public library is one measure, of the success of Women's Place in reaching the com- .munity. She said the WP js holding a general meeting, open to anyone Interested in the operation of the centre, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre, in Room 4. The Women's Place is open weekdays, from 1 to 5 p.m. "EYE CATCHERS" by MAXINE In natural tan. Also in slip-on style. "EARTHLINGS" Beautiful shoes for beautiful people. Shown- black lie. Similar styles in browns and tans. JO ANN DARRICADES Children's Shoes "NATURE FIT" by Savage As shown in tan or brown. All sizes from 5 to 8 and BVi to 3. Jml arrived KM iMonwnl of fentoua HUSHPUPPIES For ladies' 'and men's and ladies' Clark's WALLABEES. OPEN FBI. TILLS P.M. CAMM'S SHOES I I3H9BJ 403 5th Slrttt 9. i SM, loo, "COPY CATS" In blue and white and navy. 'THE DUMMY" The newest wonder wedge by Classmates.