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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, February 25, 1975 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 17 A study of woman as leader In the final analysis, sex has nothing to do with ability By RICHARD EDER New York Times Service LONDON Obviously, if she were a man, Margaret Thatcher would not have up- staged her conservative rival, William Whitelaw, by kissing him at a public meeting. Nor would she have sent him a note right after her victory beginning "Willie, dear." 'Mrs. Thatcher is too new at fame for the successful politi- cian quite to eclipse the successful woman politician. Nor does she struggle about it: she has borne all the questions and comments about hats, pearls, hairdressers with notable serenity. She has no hesitation in telling reporters, who seemed put out with her monosyllabic answers, that it was typical of men to prefer "a lot of waffle." It is too soon to speculate in what ways being a woman will make Mrs. Thatcher more or less effective as a British prime minister. Polls jumped 18 points when she was chosen leader, but British polls are as flighty as British weather. Her courage and tenacity in challenging Edward Heath when nobody else would, un- doubtedly gains appeal because she is a woman. Her much talked about sleeliness, on the other hand, perhaps is counted more against her than it would be against a man. Does a right wing, cold showers and hard work line set more teeth on edge coming from a woman? A male Tory might, be able to inject a note of duplicitous bonommie. Mrs. Thatcher can't manage a wink, and there's no such word as "bonne femmie." There have been Cleopatra and TJieodosia. Isabel of Castille and Elizabeth of England, Queen Anne and 'Queen Victoria. Today there are Indira Gandhi, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Isabel Peron, Golda Meir, who just stepped down, and Irnelda Marcos, who might step up if something happened to her husband, the president of the 1 Philippines. But each time it registers as a first; first British woman party leader, first Jewish woman prime minister, first Ceylonese prime minister's widow prime minister. First Indian national hero's daughter prime minister. And each time there is a stir of questions. Each has handled the questions, and the job, in her own fashion. Mrs. Gandhi's style of rule is sometimes criticized as indecisive, but indecisiveness virtually goes with the mission of governing India. As to her sex, Mrs. Gandhi dismisses the question. "I do not regard myself as a woman. I am a person with a she said. When she visited the United States and President Johnson inquired whether he should address her as "Madam Prime she sent word that he might like to call her "sir." Mrs. Bandaranaike went to the other extreme. Asked how she found being a woman worked, she replied with a total lack of feminist rigor: "It is an advantage, because one receives more sympathy and gallantry from one's colleagues." Mrs. Peron was also a widow. It is not too harsh to say of her that her only asset is the totally non feminist one of bearing her husband's name. Even that has to be shared with the corpse of Peron's first wife, Eva Duarte. The other extreme, 01 course, is Golda Meir. She was married, has a family, and there were jokes about grandmothers and chicken soup. But she was a battler, totally committed for all her long life, and when she finally emerged as her party's choice for leader it is clear that her sex was a factor in approx- imately the same sense as Moshe Dayan's eye patch. It is hard to point to qualities that distinguish successful women leaders from successful leaders in general. If there is an extra degree of force and perhaps stubborness, it probably is only beca.use in most countries a woman needs more of these things to get the job. In any case, whatever ex- otic chords may be touched when a woman takes power soon disappear. How Mrs. Thatcher runs her house, whether or not she wears hats, the fine points of her style all these will lose interest. She will get power for her party or dissipate it She will have all the tests that male leaders have, and vir- tually all the prerogatives. Except that unlike she will not be able to weep in public. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Before I give you the bill, I suggest you fasten your seat belt first." Horse trainer, 199 has already logged 11 years in saddle CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Few people are able to work each day at something they really enjoy and where they choose rather than where they must. Cindy Matheson is one of them. She rides and trains horses and her ambition is to make a living at it. At 19, Cindy can already look back orl 11 years of riding experience. "My grandfather had horses and I guess that's where it all said the dark-haired equestrian. "I love doing every part of it. My folks thought my interest would peter out when my grand- father died, but it was only the beginning." Early experience was fol- lowed by a job at a stable in East Royalty, where she began by leading trail rides. Although she had trained and worked with horses earlier, Cindy began formal riding training only three years ago and last September she was accepted for the three-month equestrian course offered by the Nova PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM ( EVERY THURS.-8p.rn Scotia Agriculture College at Truro, N.S. She graduated with a Grade B distinction granted only two others before her. Students can be graded at A, B or C levels but no student at t'he college has ever won an A. The course makes it possi- ble for her to receive an assis- tant instructor's certificate but she could not become a registered instructor. To get that you have to go to England for a British Horse- master's Instructor rating- something you just can't do in Canada, she said. Cindy plans to take the top course "some day" but it costs a lot of money and takes time. The course was not all riding, although there was eight hours a day with the horses. There was always grooming to be done and, probably the most unpleasant task, "mucking the equestrian's terminology for cleaning up the stables. "It never got boring. You were learning all the time. You get pretty tired but I wish I was still there. "I really loved it." FIRST WHITES The Michael Pffietfers were the first white settlers in Cali- fornia's Big Sur country in 1869 LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd North RIOULAR W1D. NIOHT BINQO 8 P.M. 25 GAMES DOUBLE MONEY CARDS MANY EXTRAS This Week's Jackpot in 58 Numbers 5 CAMS 11-11 CARDS PAY DOUILE DOM PRIZE No one under 16 years allowed to play! BINGO Itittnfff Fith I GMM fcwc. JACKPOT IN 58 NUMBERS 3 JKHpott 4Hl. Ith in 7 Numbtrl GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE FREE CARDS EAGLES HALL, 13th STREET N. FREE (IAMBS No ChMfm Undtr IS ________ LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY It 8 P.M. '500 JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 59 NUMBERS OR LESS 1.1 QAME ISO JACKPOT SHi OAME 111 (X) 10th OAME JACKPOT IN 54 NUMBERS HIM MIS SERVICE HOHI APTM MUM MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMBERS AND QUESTS NORMANDY LOUNGE CHILDREN UNDER NOT ALLOWED Sponsored by Ladies' Auxiliary to Canadian Legion 'Education by choice' popular with students QUINCY, 111. (AP) High school pupils here can choose between two different teaching methods: ultra- liberal or traditional. Some call teachers by their first names, make up their own weekly work schedules arid carry out individualized study projects. Not far away, pupils sit in rows at lectures, address their teachers as Mr. or Mrs. and follow a formal curriculum. "If our society remains di- verse, if there's a premium placed on diversity, then peo- ple won't accept a single way of said Dr. Brandt G. Crocker, assistant district .superintendent. Tests at the end of the pro- gram's first year indicate that students' over-all academic growth rate and knowledge levels matched the national norm. A study by an outside consultant concluded that both students and teachers developed a better attitude toward school. "We've experienced normal growth in all said Richard F. Haugh, project co- ordinator. "But they're liking 'it a lot better, not only our kids but our teachers." However, Haugh said the program has not shown that making school more en- joyable makes pupils learn more, because the academic growth rate .has not out- stripped the national norm. Officials are not releasing comparative test results for the different approaches because parents "are not qualified to look at the Haugh said. Parental mis- understanding might result in a rush to one approach and destruction of the program. The Education by Choice project began in September, 1973, with a federal grant that runs out in June. Officials said they plan to keep the project going. The pupils at the city's new school development for llth and 12th graders attend one of seven different "sub- schools" operating as part of the program. Certain students are steered to either a. work-study or spe- cial education school. But the majority are allowed to choose among the remaining Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I know how you feel about dope, so I'm sure you'll never print this letter but I'm going to write it anyway. I enjoy dope; So do many thousands of other people who read your column. I'd like to tell you our side of the story. When I'm high I feel great.'I see life crystal-clear. I mean I can see life as it really is. I first started into dope because all my friends were doing it. I know I can stop whenever I want to. But why should I? Just because it's against the law? Hell no. The only way dope can ruin your life is if you become addicted to it. But that.will never happen to me so I'm not worried. Why do you knock dope when you don't even know what a high is? I suggest that you try it or button your lip. Sailing In The Air Dear Sailing: First, about my lip. I didn't write to you, Bub, you wrote to me. Second: Your accusation that I don't know what a high is because I've never tried dope is incorrect. I can get high on exhilarating conver- sation, beautiful music, or a responsive audience. Your notion that dope helps you see life as it really is "crystal-clear" is the most revealing part of your letter. It proves that dope actually distorts your vision. That "high" you are so in love with is a snare and a delusion. Life, my dear, is far from crystal clear. Life is convoluted, un- predictable, mercurial and filled with conflict. Anyone who says life is "crystal clear" is zonked out of his ever-lovin' mind. Dear Ann Landers: I am an executive secretary, age 34, and married for the second time to Tim, age 40. He was a bachelor until six months ago and was considered the town catch. I felt very lucky to get him. Problem: I received a sizable salary increase yester- day. Tim's response: "Which one of the vice presidents are you sleeping At first I thought he was kid- ding, but soon I discovered he was dead serious. Tim inists that in times like these a woman just doesn't get a raise unless she is "putting out." How can I convince him he's wrong? The best signature I can think of for this letter is Flabbergasted Dear Flab: If you have to "convince he's not worth it. Obviously, one of the most important elements in marriage is lacking in yours. It's trust. Dear Ann Landers: Here's some advice in payment for some help you gave me last year. Last night at a.m. I was driving home from-a girl friend's house. (I am 19, female and Three young guys in a souped-up Chevy pulled alongside my car at a stop light. They made some obscene remarks. I ig- nored them and continued on my way. Soon it became apparent that they were following me. I tried to shake them but couldn't. I made turns without signals and darted down several side streets. They followed me. Finally I headed for an all- night gas station. I got out of the car and called the police to convoy me home. That did it. the young punks bugged off fast. Pass the word to your readers, Ann. It's a trick worth knowing. Brainstorm Dear Brain: Good thinking. Thanks for sharing an ex- cellent tip. Are you, or is someone you care about messing around with drugs or considering it? Are all drags bad? Whit about pot in moderation? Ann new booklet, "Straight Dope on separates the facts from the fiction. For each booklet ordered, send a dollar bill, plus a long, self addressed, stamped envelope cents postage) to Ann P.O. Box 14M, Elgin, Illinois five sub-schools, with paren: tal approval required. Traditional classroom methods are used in one general education school and one vocational school. A fine arts and another general education school use highly liberal teaching techniques. Still another school combines both traditional and liberal teaching approaches, attracting more students than any other. "People have different ideas and they work better in different one 17- year-old student said. "Everybody's got their own thing, and it's the same thing with schools." OUR LINE OF SPRING SHOES ARE ARRIVING DAILY! t All colors, styles and sizes. For Men, Women and Children at Sears FASHION FABRICATION CONTEST Contest Rules Contest open to everyone except Professional Seam- stresses and Sears employees. Sew, Knit, or Crochet a gar- ,ment for your favorite model up to the age of 12 years. Pre-judging of garments will be held Tuesday, March 4th, 1975. Fashion show will be Friday evening March 7th, .1975. Prizes awarded on the basis of to Model Prizes to be awarded in 2 Categories. 17 and under, sewing for self and modell- ing own garment. 18 and over, sewing for model of their choice under 12 years of age. First Prize Gift Certificate in each category. Second Prize. Gift Certificate in each category. Third Prize Gift Certificate in each category. Material must be purchased at SEARS and Sales slips at- tached to entry form. Entry forms and further in- formation are available at Sears Fabric Centre. .Simpsons-Sears Ltd.. Enjoy it now! Use your All Purpose Account. At Smpsuns-Sears you gel the finest guarantee. Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;