Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 6, 1975 Community calendar Y don 'f you have some coffee Y's people Jeanna Baty, executive director of the YWCA, and Rich Bailey, general secretary of the YMCA, compared notes and exchanged cups at a joint coffee party held recently at the YW. The two organizations met to discuss their respective fitness programs for 1975. YM and YW officials viewed the event as a chance for their respective community workers to meet informally and discuss each other's programs. Anne Francis comments 'Upgrading women's role slow, heart-breaking' VANCOUVER (CP) Up- grading the role of women in Canadian society is a slow and heartbreaking process, says Anne Francis, 66, former chairman of the royal com- mission on the status of women. Four years ago, the com- mission made 167 recommen- dations to the federal govern- ment on ending dis- BINGO MON., JAN. 6 JACKPOT IN 54 NUMBERS S1 Gold Cards Pay Double Door Regular Cards 25C or 5 for 51 13th SI. and 6th Ave. "A" N. No Children under 16 allowed crimination against women. To date, less than a third of the recommendations have been implemented. Two of the most vital points have been effectively ignored; the right of women to safe, medical abortions on demand; and the right to good day-care facil- ities which would free them to go to school or work. Miss Francis sees the politi- cal influence of the Roman Catholic church as the main barrier to ensuring safe medi- cal abortions. "Legalized abortion won't happen while Otto Lang is justice she said. "I don't think anything will hap- pen on abortions for a long time, ft's a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church, and .there are a lot of Catholics in Can- ada." While she respects the atti- tude of women who object to PUBLIC BINGO _ 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Uptlain) EVERY THUBS.--8j.iii. BINGO RAINBOW HALL -1401 5 Ave. N. Tuesday, January 7th p.m. JACKPOT IN 57 NUMBERS Free Cards and Gamen, 25e per Card, S J1.00 Door Prize No Children under 16 Years Sponsored by A.U.U.C. Association C.U.S.O. How about Teaching Overseas? C.U.S.O. Works in Developing Countries THAILAND AFRICA PAPUA CARIBBEAN ETC. INFORMATION MEETING for prospective Teachers, Agriculturists, Health Workers and others to hear MARG PATERSON (Films, Coffee and Conversation) MONDAY, JANUARY THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE For further information contact: C.U.S.O. CHAIRMAN University of Lethbridge Phone 329-2260 abortion on their own moral grounds, she asserts others should be free to practise op- posing beliefs. "I realize that for many people, abortion incurs such dreadful sanctions that it is out of the question for them unless they are prepared to sacrifice the solace of their religion." However, she added in an interview, "Church law should not dictate the crimi- nal law of a country where church and state are separ- ate." She argues that the present abortion law is "barbaric" and "grossly in that it forces a woman to have a child that results from rape or incest, and prevents only poor women from having abortions. Rich women, she says, can always get an abor- tion somewhere. She worries that young women still consider mar- riage to be the "ultimate and exclusive goal for them." This concern is based on the fact that the housewife is regarded as a financial liabil- ity. A husband, she said, "is given an exemption on his federal income tax when his wife does not work for pay even though most wives at home with two or more chil- dren work an 11-hour day and a seven-day week, something which organized labor would not tolerate." She admonishes parents, teachers and school coun- sellors, for not acquainting young women with the options available to them. Con- sequently they do not recog- nize they can choose among marriage, raising a family and resuming their careers later. Dear Ann Landers: I'm 44 years old, although I could pass for 35 easy. When my husband died three years ago 1 went into a depression. My daughter and son-in-law were a great comfort to me. I love them both very much. I'm ashamed to admit it but I began to love my son-in-law TOO much. We became in volved in a sexual relationship which I thought would end in a few months, but it didn't. Now I find I arn pregnant and don't know what to do. I haven't told my son in law, but my daughter has already commented on my added weight. (She has no idea what has been going on.) Because I am in the menopause I wasn't sure I was pregnant until I went to the doctor yesterday. He con- firmed it. Please, Ann, tell me what to do. Frantic Dear Fran: Go back to your doctor immediately and ask him what he feels is the best approach to your problem. You should discuss some im- portant facts with him which you omitted from your letter. (1) Would abortion violate your religious principles? (2) Would it be safe at this time? (3) How would you, a widow, feel about raising a child without a husband? I strongly advise against revealing the identity of the child's father should you decide to have it. Such a revelation would almost sure- ly ruin your daughter's marriage and create endless problems. Good luck to you. You'll need it. Dear Ann Landers: Last night I heard my husband laughing and asked him what was so funny. He said, "That Ann Landers is something So I read the column, and now I'm writing something I never thought I'd do. I've been married 40 years, raised three children of my own and several for relatives. Our kitchen has always been a happy place. I've seen tiny tots on chairs frosting cookies, teenagers making fudge, and college boys broil- ing hamburgers. I have also stood in that kitchen for hours, cooking for neighbors who have had a death in the family. We have a rule in our house. If you are too busy to do the dishes, don't, worry somebody will do them. The rule works and nobody gets mad. This morning when my hus- band left for work he gave me an extra kiss and said, "Thanks for your messy kitchen." I know what he meant. My kitchen looked like Pensioners elect officers L. C. Halmrast has been elected as president of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens for 1975. Other officers named at the recent annual meeting in- clude: Don Le Baron, past president; J. W. M. Wilson, first vice-president; B. J. Evenson, second vice- president; Martha MacDonald, treasurer; Muriel Colby, secretary. Members of the board of directors are Tom Clay, W. C. Ryan and Rose Chromiak. Mary L. Roberts is president of the Ladies' Auxiliary. A.N. A.F. Veterans Club 34 PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY at 8 P.M. NEW ANAF HALL Members and Invited In the Clubrooms JACKPOT fess one number per week until won Consolation Jackpot SbO 16 Games All Bingos Doubled on Green Card. No Children under t6 years of age. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday, January 10th 11th In 53 or EnUrtalnmtnl in Irw CantMn Siturdiy for Members and (heir Invited Guests only! a tornado had hit it, because I've been busy with a relative's sick child. Those sil- ly dishes can wait. They aren't people who need love. Michigander Dear Mich: People ARE more important than things, but your "standing rule" wouldn't work in most families. They'd run out of clean dishes and somebody would always be mad. The Lethbridge Chapter of and Thursday, the Sweet Adelines meets every Wednesday evening at 420 12 St. S. in the church basement, from 8 to p.m. Women interested in singing four-part harmony are invited to attend. Southminster U.C.W. will meet in the lounge on Thurs- day at p.m. The members of St. Mary's A.C.W. will hold their regular monthly meeting in the Parish Hall at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Villa Friend will be hostess. The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens meets the se- cond and fourth Friday of each month. The club holds card games weekly, Monday The Ladies' Aid of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Greek Catholic Church will hold their regular meeting Tues- day at 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Hostesses for the even- ing will be Margaret Terlesky and Mary Zuback. "Rape concern" is the topic of discussion for a Civil Rights and Human Liberties meeting to be held at the YMCA Gold Room at p.m. today. All interested per- sons are invited to attend. The regular monthly meeting of the Women's F'ederation will be held Tues- day at p.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Stay-home urged PARIS (Reuter) Fran- coise Giroud, France's first secretary of state for women's affairs, suggested Sunday that husbands should stay home to look after the children in their early years. Mrs. Giroud said in an in- terview with the weekly jour- nal du Ditnanche: "If the cou- ple receives sizable state aid so that one can stay at home until the youngest child is three, four, five or six, I don't see why the husband shouldn't, stay behind just as much as the woman." "It would be far from a bad thing for the she said. IA JN JM i o JANUARY CLEARANCE Yards of Assorted Fabrics I Suitable for pants, skirts, dresses, blouses, ions, etc. Values to yd Yd. Polyester Double Knits 60" prints and plains, regular stock. M QQ 1 QQ Values to yd. 1 YARD tO KNITS 100% 50" Reg. YARD KNIT Light grey only, OQQ Reg. YARD FLANNEL 54" solid shades, Reg. FUR FABRICS 54" small pieces, QQQ Reg. yd. YARD TWEED Reg. yd. DRAPERY Acrylics, polyesters, acetates, 1 9Q nylon, rayon, etc. Values to M YARD Full bolts. Min. 10yds. flC per customer. 1 YARD 100% triacetate, Reg. yd. YARD SKI PANTING 1 60" water repellent. Stretch 1 fabric. Reg. yd. f 1 YARD fa WORSTED 54" checks and plains. 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