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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IETHMIDOC HtKAlO Saturday, January II, THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Bend over, please...For awhile the world will be a 'no parking1 zone for you I" family life By MAUREEN JAMIESON OCCASIONALLY when I hear some inane remark about a 'woman's place' coming from one of those august beings claiming to be the superior sex, I'm tempted to go over to women's lib. It has the same irritating effect on me that trite comments about dresses (usually by men) have on my long- haired son. Therefore it sometimes becomes necessary to reassess the situation. I really don't mind the liberated ladies sneering at me as 'sexual as long as my family (which, counting the cat, is six to three in favor of the enemy) doesn't look on. me as a lemon drop. Anyway, I'd rather espouse a man than a cause any day. Who can have a decent argument with a cause, or nuggle up to it on a cold night even if it's a good cause? Besides, I do like the opposi- tion to be in the wrong once in a while, or prefer- ably oftener. It works wonders on the morale. Women's lib also means fifty-fifty right down the line, they tell me. And that far I'm not prepared to go- t refuse to surrender half the bed, the closet space, the bathroom or the spending money (half of what's left after the children get their sticky fingers on it, that Maybe there's still hope for me though. I'm per- fectly willing to go halvers in washing dishes, shar- ing his income tax refund and splitting the parking tickets. And I do most enthusiastically support the movement's objective when it comes to that bit about equal pay checks. There are, however, two skirmishes in my own personal battle between the sexes which have never been satisfactorily resolved. One: how come I'm the rotten driver when he has all the accidents, and two: why is any male of at least average intelligence in- capable of rolling up the toothpaste tube when he squeezes it? 'But the thing that strengthens my resolve not to sign on with the female freedom fighters is the rest- room situation in stores, theatres and other public places. It's tough enough to fight your way through the crowds when you've only got half the population to contend with I'm seriously disappointed in witchcraft. For some time my curiosity has been whetted by rumors that a coven exists somewhere in the vicinity of Coal- dale and I've been imagining all kinds of exciting things. So when a local movie house served up a slice of witchcraft on its bill of fare recently, I hopped on my electric broom and zoomed over. Disillusionment set in rapidly. No magic spells or incantations no levitation no sticking pins in dolls no broomstick traffic jams no cauldrons bubbling and sizzling with mysterious concoctions of toads' tongues and lizards gizzards. Furthermore, they weren't even real witches. I watched all of. them intently (or all most of them, and I can state quite categorically I saw not one single wart! I've just crossed witches off my want list. They've lost their charisma. Shortage of sugar means prices leap Housewives are paying more to sweeten the family disposi- tion, and the culprit is the spir- alling cost of sugar. A spokesman for the British Columbia Sugar Refining Co. said the Russians are respon- sible. Russia, the world's largest producer of beet sugar, and Cuba, the world's largest cane sugar producer have both suf- fered limited crops, and east- tem block nations who usually buy from these two countries have bad to turn to world su- gar Consequently, world prices are higher than they have been since 1963. Dwight Purdy of Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., said in Lethbrldge that prices skyrock- et when there is a shortage of cane sugar he said, 'three years ago sugar was the same price as 1935, around 17 a 100 pounds, or 7 rents a pound." A random check in three Leth- bridge stores showed that last Nov. the 10 pound bag of sugar sold, for Jl.M and Today's prices are and respectively. Vancouver supermarkets are quoting for the 10 pound bag, up from in Nov. The price of sugar has no- thing to do wiUi the cost of production, according to Mr. Purdy. "In order to sell and keep the market, -we have to keep it less than cane sugar plus thi> freight cost. But we have an ob- ligation to tiie beet growers to sell as best we can. 63 per cent of total net returns goes tfl growers." The wholesale price of sugar per 100 pounds is quoted at in Vancouver and In Calgary. Mr. Purdy quoted the Leth- bridge price at as of Jan. 11. A wholesale grocery spokesman quoted the price on Jan. 14 as explaining prices would be higher here than in Vancouver "because they're tacking on more freight." Women-power on the reserve serving native interests VICTORIA (CP) Woman-power and accompa- nying competition between the sexes are the coming things in British Columbia's Indian So- ciety. Kathryn Teneesc of Koot- enay, B.C., terms the shift away from a male-oriented society a silent but dramatic revolution that is having both a social and political impact on Indian life. "When a woman is ap- pointed a chief, sex does not come into the she says. "She is Judged on her abilities alone." Out of nearly '200 Indian bands in the province, 10 chiefs are women, compared with only two five years ago. But this is only part of the picture. Hie number of women serving in various car pacities on band councils has doubled in 10 years to 92 and 11 of the larger bands have appointed women as manag- ers and positions ii) running native communities. Kathryn Teneese is 24 and the only member the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs who is not a chief. HANDS KEPT FULL Following a fall meeting of the organization, she said the involvement of women in the social and political life of re- serves is largely due to the Homemakers' Association, an organization composed of In- dian women dedicated to the interests of rntive Canadians. of the Union of Indian Chiefs as well as two other tribal organizations has been attributed to this group of women. Mrs. Rae Charlie of Che- LETHBRIDGE LAUNDRY LTD. and SPARKLE CLEANERS and LAUNDERERS 1818 3rd AVENUE SOUTH is pleased to announce their second COLOR TV SET WINNER! -ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER IN THE SANITONE DRY CLEANING SERVICE MRS. B. McCARROLL of Lethbridge -Mn. McCorroll wcu o recent winner of the second of flvo Philco Ford Color TV Sets to be given awoy in conjunction with lethbrldne toundry and Sparkle Cltaners ond Launderers Color TV-Sanllone Dry Cleaning Coniesll Presenting the TV is Mr. Bill Baker ond Mr. Bob tang. Mr. McCorroll was olio on hand for rhe prennlatlon. 3 Color TV Sett Still Left To Bo Given Away Free! INTH OFTINI _ Sanllone Dry Cleaning Order Is your Entry Form Just sign It return to driver or depoilt In our draw barrel. Just Call 311-1321 or 328-2321 for Serlvco halis, B.C., president of the association, says Indian women are asserting them- selves because they are left with all the work to do in na- tive cormminities. "The men are usually away she says. "It is the woman who has to live in poorly constructed houses without services such as water and toilets. "It is the women who have to look after the children as well as others who have tost Iheir parents. We should have a say on needs to improve our communities." Mrs. Ben Paul, executive director, admits the involve- ment of women in band activi- ties is creating tension be- trosn the sexes, but not nec- essarily an unhealthy tension. FIGHT OVER FUNDS The male is being forced to pull up bis socks, she says, to achieve greater self-disci- pline. At the same time, be receives more incentives to fight for better living condi- tions for his wife and chil- dren. She says there are a lot of in-fights between the chiefs and women's groups, but it isn't over the superiority of sex. over band funds. Con- ditions on the reserves won't improve unless women are given a say on how the money should be used." The real fight, says Mrs. Paul, is with the federal gov- ernment, wnich refuses to ac- knowledge that women can make a major contribution to- wards improving th( welfare of the Indian people. She cited as an example a woman who had acted as midrwife for 184 babies, taken care of the sick, looked alter drunks, patched up family quarrels and carried out many other services. "The government refuses to provide financial assistance for people who do such work." African Adventure postponed Due to an outbreak of flu among members of the Gilchrist family, who were to act as re- source personnel, the United Churches of the Lethbridge area have found it necessary to postpone this program. African Adventure has b e e n rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Sun- day, Feb. 6, in Snuthminster United Church. A light sandwich supper will follow the program, and all in- terested persons are invited to attend. STAY FIRM Carrots stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator will stay firm and fresh for it least 10 days. PAUL AND KATHY edd refreshing touch to loer.l lounge -Phil FauJds Photo. something inside you' Audience a stimulant for duo By JUDE TUHIC Staff Writer You're young, you're happy, you're married, and you love being an entertainer. You're an import from the States, have landed immigrant status, and are making a fair-sized splash in a big pool full of other sing- ing groups. But you're also something special you're Paul and Kathy Paul and Kathy have going for them what sounds like a young success story, probably because it is. Their singing ca- reers began early, with what they call "high school mu- sicals, junky talent shows, and singing at dinners for in between the speaker." meal and the They didn't get much further than a once-in-a-whlle folk sing- ing group until three years ago when a friend suggested they move to Canada. "We both quit our jobs in our home town of Biaghamton, New York, and came here on working said Paul. Their first engagement was in Quebec, followed by others in Montreal and Toronto. They worked their way west, and what was originally a trio, broke down into a single for Paul. Kaflry made Calgary home base for them, and took a job as a dental hygienic. "This year, after a long time said Kathy. "I decided it was all too hard on us, so we became a duo." That was just this month. "We aren't seasoned veter- said Paul, "but we try to make the act as professional as possible There are a lot of downfalls in being an entertain- er, but I'd never leave it. I hate to use the idiom 'it's in my blood', but it is something inside of you. I like tn tell jokes, be in the spotlight, and enjoy people." He went on to say that his decision to remain in entertain- ment came about several months ago after "three or four really successful engagements, one of which was here at the Park Plaza." VIEW FROM THE FRONT Starting off in the entertain- ment field is one thing, staying there another. The real problems happen in front of the crowd; those peo- ple you're trying to please, who can make or break an eve- ning's performance. "People just don't realize the different factors that enter into playing a said Paul. "There's proper lighting to con- sider, noise level, attention span of UK audience and doing the right EOngs." Both agreed that they gauge the audience nightly and pace the sbcv.' to the reaction they get. "Some people are shy, they don't know how to react. They might love the song, but not do explained Paul "At one time, this got me down, but you learn to keep your sense of humor and main- tain your composure. Every wealth and fame are something distinguishable tertainer needs audience every entertainer. But tte entertainment market. lus. The more Uiey give, future isn't that the number who can do more ttiey Paul and-'Kathy, it is few." Part of Paul and months of hard give is a good variety of the hope that summer and personal contact with the spent relaxing a little and with "time for BINGO Kathy explained that they try to do songs that hit every and Edmonton are follow-up engagements which and from soft them for two Ave. A and 13th St. N. and country folk to country an have no "delusions of and their most Saturday "During our she commented, "we sit at the table with the people, talk, and find it enjoyable." "We also say hello to everyone that comes hopes are directed at travelling and meeting people. Getting to the top? It requires the right circumstances at the right at 8 p.m. 5 cards for or 2St Each Twelve 7 Number Gomes Paul, "some like it, are a lot o[ don't. But it makes it enough entertainers Oomes and Pree GBtd so much room at the PRIZE THEY'RE PEOPLE under It In the minds of some, is added, "to be a allowed Hollywood image of the you have to be able tainer. The special people, the different ones. For Paul and Kathy life isn't like CASH BINGO "We're no different than O'CLOCK er said Kafty, HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL tfH lives aren't oui of the A (lockout Bingo played for till wen except for the every Saturday plus 7-Number Jackpots Most of their time is JACKPOTS in perfecting the act, and AND tice sessions last from two Cards for or 25c oath three Next to No. 1 Firehall) "Our ideal would be to tise together for three hours and one on our explained OF Kathy added ttint there's "so much to learn (about good tertaining and new pleased to ments) that we don't know where to begin." "To learn a good song BRUCE ROBINSON, formerly of Ndr-Del Wig and Beauty do it properly and well about two said NOW ON THE STAFF OF "and then we work on not OF BEAUTY, COLLEGE ing our songs sound Robinson has 25 years experience There's nothing worse and all lines' of hair live in fear of that appointment phone Visions of the ultimate HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! 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