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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, January 9, 1975 THK LETHBRIDCiE HERALD 17 Counlry to legalize abortion Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I have some practical advice to the woman whose husband is eating himself to death. Yours was fine as far as it went. Here's mine: (1) If you have never work- ed and have no marketable skills, go back to school NOW, while he is around and still able to pay for it. (2) If you DO have marketable skills, get them in shape if you are a little rusty. You'll probably want (or need) to go back to work. (3) Make sure he has all his insurance policies paid up and ask him to tell you all you will need to know if he should keel over suddenly from a heart at- tack. Most women are in a state of abysmal ignorance when it comes to their husband's financial affairs. They must then depend on at- torneys who discover the es- tate was left in an awful mess. Sometimes there isn't even a valid will. This can mean real trouble as well as horrendous financial losses. (4) If you don't already know, ask your husband to show you how to change a fuse, how to start the lawn mower, and how to handle balky plumbing. These jobs are very simple when you know how. (5) No sex. You don't want to be responsible for his heart attack. And in your situation, you need another baby like you need a case of smallpox. If you follow my advice you will probably damage his male ego, but you might shock him into taking off those killer pounds. You might also give him additional years so he can enjoy his golden wedding an- niyersary and his grandchildren. Farsighted In Florida Dear Farsighted: Thanks for an excellent letter. I go along with everything you said except Point Five. Sex will not bring on a heart attack even in the obese. Some men are stricken during sex, but the attack was due anyway. A denial of intimacy to a fat husband is a punitive act and will not encourage him to lose weight. It will merely provide him with a perfect excuse to seek satisfaction elsewhere. Dear Ann Landers: I am sure you've already heard more than you want to from women who don't iron their bedsheets and towels, but please, can I have the last word? In your answer you said, "We iron ours." Anybody with half a working brain knows that a family of two doesn't need more than one person to do the ironing. It came through plenty clear that you have a maid. What you SHOULD have said was, she irons YOURS. I'm signing myself Reading Between The Lines Dear Friend: You might be reading "between the lines" but you are obviously missing the whole column from time to time. I straightened out that nightmare several days ago put on sackcloth and ashes and confessed that I hadn't done any ironing for 25 years, which was why my answer was a bummer. I also offered to eat a generous slice of crow. Do you think now I should offer to drink a cup of hemlock? Please rush your answer. I'm waiting. Confidential to Want To Stand On My Own Two Feet: It's awfully hard to do when one foot is in your mouth. Try thinking before you speak. Winners of the DOOR PRIZES at the recent Chrysanthemum Tea, held by lhe Dr. F.H. Mewburn O.8.E. Chapter 1.0.D.E. MRS. A. GUISE 1413 1st Ave. North MRS. C.A. CLEVELAND No. 308 1103 5th Ave. South MRS. ANNA McKENZIE 621 21st St. South, Lelh. Winner ol the Petit Point Pictures: MRS. ANNA P. NEWFELD Liplon, Sask. PEPSI-COLA BOOMING CHICAGO (AP) The soft- drink plant set up in the Soviet Union by Pepsico Inc., is sell- ing all it produces. Pepsico Chairman Donald Kendall said in' an interview that the plant at Novorossiisk, in the Black Sea region, has an an- nual capacity of 24 million cases a year. It is the first United States consumer product to be made and sold in Russia. after you see your dorfor bring your prescription to 1609 9lh A'B. S. France's first woman minister victorious PARIS (NBA) For the first time in the history of the French Republic a woman now sits on the government bench in the National Assembly. She is Simone Veil, ap- pointed by President Giscard d'Estaing as Minister of Health. She is responsible for presenting before Parliament a law legalizing abortion. So important was the issue, so impassioned the debate, that it took three sessions ex- tending over 45 hours before the bill was put to the vote. It was adopted and now has to go before the Senate before it is put into effect. When General De Gaulle gave the vote to Frenchwomen over 30 years ago this did not change things much. A small number went into politics seriously, but it is interesting to note that even in 1974 there are only seven women deputies in the National Assembly out of a total of 490. All the same, Frenchwomen have always played an impor- tant, although unofficial role in the affairs of the nation. Simone Veil underwent her baptism of fire at the Assembly with tremendous equanimity and poise. In the past weeks she has made the Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Keep-fit 10 a.m. Annual meeting p.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Wednesday: Movies 2 p.m., sponsored by the Lethbridge Public Library. Record hop 8 p.m., for members and guests only- Thursday: Crib tournament p.m. Noteworthy: The centre has started a daily phone service for shut-in and lonely people who would like a daily call. This service is free. Call 327-6401. The 1975 membership cards are now on sale. love is... knowing she's the only girl in the world for you. HERE'S JUST ONE OF THE GREAT BUYS YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DURING VAN'S 74-75 CLEARANCE ELECTROHOME] 20" PALOMAR 'flO'VSni.fl Slate 699.95: Jim Van Loo Hers are the ANSWERS lor your NEWS (f UIZ PICTURE QUIZ VANTvlALESrSERVICE cover of weeklies ranging from the purely feminine to the sterner political publications. A petite, green-eyed brunette in her late 40s, she has three grown-up sons and two grandchildren. She is a conservative dresser, but she declares, "I like to look well and feel depressed when I wear what proves to be an unbecoming dress. Also I think I owe it to my entourage to look my best." Simone Veil's life began tragically. At 17 she was deported, spent seven months in the concentration camp at Ravensbruck, followed by four at Bergen-Belsen. Her father, mother and brother all died in concentration camps. With her recent and sensational political victory that means the end of an archaic abortion law in France, Simone Veil has become something of a heroine in the eyes of her compatriots. By law every woman will now be free to decide whether she desires to end an unwanted pregnancy. Records show that between and women have abortions in France each year. This number does not include the small number who can afford to cross the frontier into Switzerland, Holland or to journey to England. The existing law, dating from 1920, makes abortion a crime. The new one women the right to abor- stars and pioneers of birth lion up to the first 10 weeks of control, such as Simone de pregnancy. Beuuvoir, Francoise Sagan, Up to now, it is a well- Catherine Deneuve and known fact that some doctors, Jeanne Moreau. Last year 300 persons in social services and doctors declared that they even ordinary citizens have practised abortions. The performed abortions, often president of the Medical Coun-with dire results, sometimes cil, Professor Lortat-Jacob; even leading to death through described them as a "band of infection and other causes. criminals." During the three days' The new law, however, does debate Simone Veil insisted not signify that abortion will that contraception should be be made as easy as, say, tak-legalized and sexual ing the pill. There will have to education, family planning be two medical consultations and all necessary information at a week's interval. The doc-should officially be made tor will have to draw the available to women woman's attention to the risks everywhere in France, even in and drawbacks. He can refuse the remotest villages, with to operate if his conscience so contraceptives available free dictates, under the national health And after the first 10 weeks program. of pregnancy the 1920 law There has been vehement (suspended for five years) protest against the legalizing will still apply. Then only of abortion. The most vocal thereuputic abortions will be has of course emanated from allowed; when the child may the church of Rome, while the be abnormal or the mother's Grand Rabbi of France issued health endangered. The a statement pointing out that government has made it quite abortion is a crime under clear that it continues to Judaic law. regard abortion as a Artvnrales nf Crop evil and does not in lion varies. Countries like UK. any way propose it to be turn- Soviet Union, Poland ed into a method of birth Bulgaria and Hungary have control. It will not be refunded recently made moves to under the national health restrict abortions, scheme. A well-known columnist The government does hope recently wrote: "It would be the new law will drastically childish to believe that cut down the number of Frenchwomen will rush to clandestine abortions. But it have an abortion. There are will not really eradicate them very few who have submitted altogether until contraceptive to one without feeling methods have become remorse. The majority will widespread. confess that they would have Abortion is still illegal in preferred to avoid it when fac-other predominantly Catholic ed with the problem." countries like Belgium, Italy, (NEWSPAPER Ireland, Spain arid Portugal. ENTERPRISE In Eastern Europe the situa- ASSN.) Compact Eyeglass Hearing Aid Make the right decision now and try this reliable Zenith Carlyle aid at no obligation. And if within 10 days after purchase you aren't completely satisfied, you may return the aid and your money, except for the cost of a custom earrnold, will be refunded. 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