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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HEP4.L" Frldiy, Ftbruiry 28, 1875 Candidates queried on women s concerns Provincial election can- didates are being asked to state their position on issues of concern to women in a questionnaire compiled by a group of Edmonton women. Yessy Byl-Walker, a worker with the Edmonton Women's Place, says the questionnaire has been mailed to all MLA's silting in the last session of the legislature as well as to as many candidates as possible. Included in the question- naire are queries about day care, abortion and matrimonial property rights. Ms. Byl-Walker says the Women's Place hopes to make public results of the survey early in March so "the women of Alberta will know their can- didates' opinions on women's issues and vote accordingly." Representatives from women's organizations such as Options for Women and the women's program centre at the University of Alberta have worked to prepare the survey. Copies of the questionnaire are available from the Ed- monton Women's Place, 9917- 116 St. Edmonton. 'Sports make women look more sexy' LONDON (Heuter) A British doctor advises women to take up sports to make them look more sexy. Dr. Ian Adams, who runs a sports clinic, says in a booklet published by the British Medi- cal Association, that sports would not ruin a woman's looks by making her muscular, but rather make her more feminine. Beautiful, blonde British track star Donna Murray, 19, agrees. "I don't look like an all-in wrestler. Believe me, I'm quite feminine." 'Finances reflect good management7 Surplus derived by 'scrimping' BARB JENSEN, LEFT, ASSUMES DUTIES FROM MYRTLE CHRISTIE Scrimping. Thai's Jeanna Baty's explanation of how the YWCA can obtain max- imum programming efficiency with limited funds. Ms. Baty, YW executive direc- tor, told the organization's annual meeting this week that the 1974 sur- plus of J5.M2.27 reflects "both the hard work by everyone in the association as well as our surprising success at a skill in which we have developed much expertise scrim- ping." The YWCA stayed within its budget in four of its five main areas of operation last year, with expen- ditures of well offset by revenue of Commenting on the YWCA's 1974 finances, Board member Jean Findlay said the financial statement reflects "very good management on behalf of Ms. Baty as well as ex- tra donations during the-past year." "We were very lucky, in said Ms. Findlay. "Our residences did a little better than break even and we had excellent revenue from our New-To-You shop." The second-hand shop operated on just over last year, and due to volunteer's services and community donations, realized profit. Ms. Baty told YW supporters at the annual meeting that the association's strength is in "work- ing together, old and new in paying tribute to the many volunteer women whose work keeps the YW alive and thriving. She cited increased services in the YW residence, over 60 well-attended YW community programs as well as projects for people with special needs as evidence of the "good and satisfying year" in 1974. Myrtle Christie, retiring as presi- dent of the YWCA board of directors after a two-year term, said 1974 was a year of community development for the YW at international, national and provincial levels. Ms. Christie said the YW's in- volvement in the 'manpower and im- migration Outreach program had resulted in "training and job oppor- tunities as well as housing and op- portunities of an educational, social and recreational nature, to girls and women of all backgrounds." "We have made two more un- successful bids for subsidized day care from the said Ms. Christie. "We are convinced the need is still here. More work and beller preparation of our brief and we will be back in '75." The association's concern for in- volvement of low income citizens in YW programs had led to the es- tablishment of two subsidy funds, said the retiring president, one to assist participants attending YW programs and one to help women not sponsored by other agencies, but in great need of housing. Barbara Jensen, a YW board member for the past four years, was elected to a one-year renewable lerm as new YWCA president. In the past, she served as chairman of the individual services committee responsible for residence policies and counselling services. In an interview, Ms. Jensen said the association will "be taking a serious look at our building" this year, "to decide where we want to go." She said the YW will be es- tablishing a task force to report on possible directions for YWCA facilities, "but it's a mammoth un- dertaking, there's so much to look at." "We really are a volunteer said Ms. Jensen, "and it's important to stress that in this day when government is taking over so much of what we do. "We have a large mass of volunteers that we count on. Our staff couldn't operate without them Farm families depend on rural mail service -The Herald- Family WEST MONTROSE, Ont. (CP) For 37 years, Alex and Amelia Letson have sorted mail at the small post office at the back of Knechtel's general store in this town, 10 miles north of Kitchener, and delivered it along the 28 miles of concession roads that com- prise RR 1. Their son Arnold delivers mail on RR 2. Booklet gives facts on physical fitness PUBLIC BINGO 18 S500 BLACKOUT (PlirxlUnlllWon) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Uptttfn) EVERY THURS.-8p.ii. If you're worried about your physical condition, Health and Welfare Canada has just the book for you. "Health and Fitness" is a compact booklet which con- tains concise and factual data on physical fitness, what your body needs to keep healthy and how to sensibly attain good conditioning. The booklet is based on a publication by Dr. Per-Olof Astrand of Sweden and we all know about the fitness of the Swedes. Surprisingly, despite housework and keeping track of children, a recent study shows that average Canadian women are less fit than men. And teenagers and women in the 20-29 age bracket rate lowest of all. "Health and Fitness" is available at no charge by writing Health and Welfare Canada, Regional Public Relations Office, Room 555, Federal Building, 9820 -107 St. Edmonton, T5K 1E7. The Rug Drapery Shoppe 324-13 Street N. Phone 329-0712 Immediate Delivery and Installation from Stock-Over 160 Rolls of Carpet and. Lino. STOCK REDUCTION Mr. Lelson estimates he has covered almost miles during those years. Although he now uses a pickup truck, many of those miles were travelled in a horse-drawn buggy in good weather and a cutter in winter. The old way had its advan- tages. Mail could be placed in the boxes without having to roll down a car window. The main drawback was that the horse, accustomed to stopping at every mailbox, wouldn't drop the habit on the way to church on Sundays. Mr. Letson said one of the rare times he was defeated by the elements was in the winter of 1942, when a snow- storm buried all traces of roads, fences and mailboxes. The storm was too much for the horse, which pulled the cutter into a deep drift and had to be dug out and turned around. Ontario's first rural mail route was started Oct. 10, 1908, just 10 years after the in- troduction of penny postage brought letter-writing within the reach of most Canadians. Local VON branch elects executive Arthur Wood has been nam- ed as 1975 president of the Vic- torian Order of Nurses, Lethbridge Branch, after serving three years as the organization's secretary. Mr. Wood, a Lethbridge lawyer, replaces past presi- dent Claudia Card who served a one-year term. VON vice- president is Dick Williams; Dale Coupland is treasurer and Erm Dogterom is secretary. Named as board members' at the VON's annual meeting were Max Coupland, Louise Goertzen, John Haberman, Dick Johnston, Marion Smith, Herbert Beswick, Isla Arnold, George Gray, Harold Martin, Doug Schendelier and Shirley Sorbey. Honorary VON president is Mayor Andy Anderson. ARTHUR WOOD KITCHEN CARPET SALE PRICE IAO W.YD............ MEDIUM SHAG 24 oz., 25 oz., solid and tweed colors. ONLY SQ.YD. 8" MtarlMM MULTICOLOR SHAG 3 ranges in golds, oranges, mauves ONLY W.YD........... Our Ml SHAG AND LEVEL LOOP Rubber back CLEAMN8FMM C9S SQ.YD.........0 UP SHAG PLUSH HMow sculptured. Ideal For that modern room or living room. ONLY -I QQ5 SHAG PLUSH While or beige, for the .master bedroom DNLY SO. YD. CARVED MULTITONE Anilstant heavy traffic for living ONLY SO. YD. DwrUMllf LINOLEUM No Wax Vinyl to4" (CMHC ipprovMl) ovtrSORMiRints and Roll Ends Various sizes clearing 40% OFF DM Your Chargei of Multr Charge Frw MtlnutM Inilallitlon by qualified journeymen Contractors and Houiebullden We oiler a complete installation CARPET TILE LINO CERAMIC TILE DRAPERY_______ Health worker shortage plagues Canada's north Discuss your drapery requirements with Cathy Woodall or Archie Fer- guson who bring over 15 years ol experience; and have them manu- factured to your specilications in our workroom and installed by installers. By GINNY GALT YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) Federal authorities are having a tough time getting Canadian medical personnel to the Northwest Territories. "I have noticed that Canadian graduates, whether they are doctors or nurses, seem to prefer to stay near the cultural said Dr. F-. J. Covill, director of the federal health department's N.W.T. services. "They like to stay where there are lots of said Dr. Covill in an interview as he talked about futile efforts over two years to bring a psychiatrist to this territorial capital of people. Dr. Covill was accompanying Health Minister Mart Lalonde on a winter tour of northern health facilities. The staff of Dr. Englishman made up of what he calls' 'mostly old Commonwealth people." "There are the missionary types who want to save the world and there are the young professionals who enter the service for kicks and experience, just to find out what it's all he said. "You get the older people who have already had a career and want to try something new and you get the people who don't fit in any- where else." Most of the health professionals don't stay more than a couple of years. Because of the short supply and the cons- tant demand for medical services in rapidly- developing northern communities, the federal government is taking a close look at the possibility of making more use of able to perform some functions now restricted to doctors. Mr. Lalonde told the staff of the Whitehorse General Hospital that the training of para- medics "is very definitely an area of interest and active concern-." The minister said another possible solution is immigration. Doctors and nurses would be allowed to enter the country only if they agreed to work in areas where medical professionals are scarce. "There is no doubt that a policy like this would be of benefit to the North." However, those who work here say it takes a special breed to cope with the Isolation and heavy responsibilities thrust on northern medical personnel. "A lot of the nurses here are much-more competent than general practitioners in the said a Frobisher Bay doctor. "When the nearest help is (00 miles away, they're really forced to look into something and do something about it." Helen Forsyth, chief nurse for the Inuvik 2one, left Glasgow and then moved to north- em Canada after a brief nursing stint in Hamilton ''because you are given a chance to nurse here." "There are opportunities you couldn't get anywhere else; you are really on your she said during an interview aboard a rickety schoolbus jolting wildly over ocean ice from the Tuktoyaktuk airport to the local nursing station. Transplanted Australian Sue Bayley, one of three nurses at the Tuktoyaktuk station, said she likes the independence "and I do mid- wifery I wouldn't have an opportunity to do elsewhere in Canada." "Being right on the Arctic Ocean holds some sort of excitement for people and I must admit that's one of the reasons I came said Nurse Bayley, who has spent IVt years in the far northern settlement. An Inuvik doctor got "tired of seeing the same old sets of varicose veins in Van- couver" and dentist Marc Levesque, who left Dorval, Que., for Frobisher Bay two years ago, said "it's an easier life in the North, no rat-race." "You listen to the radio and you hear about strikes and bombs and wars and the whole thing seems to be so far away, almost in another Dr. Levesque said. "I look after the dentistry in MM square miles for about people and that's a lot of teeth, a lot of bad he said with chuckle. "But that's part of the fun." Dear Ann Landers: If anyone had toid me four months ago that this could be happening to my daughter I would have said they were stark, raving mad. Margie, age 20, has gone crazy over a 27 year old foreigner. He sings and plays bass in a traveling band. They met when the band was play- ing ah engagement at a club here. I thought she'd get over her crush when he left town and she'd return to college, but it didn't turn out that way. Last month Margie called to say she is leaving school when the semester ends so she can travel around the country with her love. I insisted that she fly home for the weekend. I then alerted our minister. After a tearful and traumatic session with the minister she agreed to re.urn' to school, finish out the year and get married next summer. The "trade off" was that she was to be per- mitted to fly wherever he is during her vacations, at HIS expense (we certainly wouldn't pay for such trips) and no complaints from me or her father. Margie has known this boy only a few months. What kind of life will she have living out of a suitcase, and throwing away a college education to do it? We aren't asking her to give the boy up. He seems to be a very nice young man. He doesn't smoke, drink or touch drugs and he is very mannerly. All we ask is that Margie finish college and behave in a respectable manner. Follow- ing a band seems so cheap. We are beside ourselves. Any magic answers? Distraught Dear D.: Magic is for fairy tales and this is real life, Mother. There is nothing you can do but stand by and hope for the best. The less pressure you exert, the better. Margie is old enough to lead her own life. If her judgment is poor she'll have to pay for her mis- take. Dear ADD Landers: May I say something through your column in behalf of mothers whose children are in trouble emotionally or with the law? We don't want pity or special treatment. We just need a little understanding while we try desperately to right whatever wrong our children have done to others and to themselves. We don't appreciate being asked daily, "How are things going To be perfectly frank, we hate to talk about it. The fact that we are smiling and going about our business doesn't mean our hearts aren't breaking. It just means we are putting up a good front. Tell them for us, will you, Ann? You are a good friend to many people. One Of Those Mothers Dear Mother: You told them and in a way I couldn't... Thank you. Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers' booklet, "Dating Do's and will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send SO cents in coin along with a long, stamped, self addressed envelope with your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, III. 60120. love is... marking the hem on her new dress for her. THE NEXT LIFE SKILLS COURSE is starting MONDAY, MARCH 10th LIFE SKILLS a in applied problem-solving and cop- ing uied APPROPRIATELY and RESPONSIBLY In the manage- ment of one'a life. All Inquiries WELCOME at CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Phont 327-0100 ;