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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LEfHBRIDGE HERALD Thuridiy, January 16, 1975 Referral line in operation Sexual Assault Concern lends moral support By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor 328-5104. That's the number to call if you're the victim of a sexual assault. Sexual Assault Concern is a newly founded volunteer group, organized to lend moral support and information to victims of all types of sexual attack. The group's telephone referral line went into operation this week, putting the resources of six volunteer workers within reach of any caller. The Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Human Rights and Civil Liberties Association is sup- porting SAC with approximately to operate the telephone line for a one year period. The SAC volunteers including both men and women wish toremain un- identified as they fear publica- tion of their names would make them targets for pranksters. "As it is, we expect to receive a good many crank says the group's co ordinator, who has spent the past two months gathering information on all aspects of the assault problem, preparatory to launching the telephone line. "We are geared to providing support and information she emphasizes. "We are hot by any means a counselling service, nor do we plan to become one." Although the sexual concern volunteers' main involvement so far has been the rape victims, they hope to assist people of both sexes suffering from other offences, such as indecent assault, indecent exposure, seduction or incest. "When it comes to sexual offences, victims need moral support in addition to practical advice as to their legal says the co or- dinator. "When we receive a call, one of our volunteers will talk to the victim on the phone while a second person will be dis- patched to join the victim. We will then accompany the victim to the hospital or police station, if they wish, and if charges are being laid, we'll give them moral support at the preliminary hear- ing and trial. "Few people know of the medical and legal requirements for sexual assault charges. We can offer that information in a non judgemental, supportive way." She says the group originally intended to focus on rape only, but broadened their scope because "we're all concerned as human beings that no one should have to go through the trauma of sexual attack alone." "We are not going to get carried emphasizes the co ordinator, saying her group does not ascribe to the "there's a rapist in every bush" theory es- poused by Some rape crisis centre. She says her group does not regard every man as a poten- tial attacker. She says the volunteers are geared to offer support in crisis situations where the offense has been immediate, as well as in eases where the attack occurred some time in the past and vic- tims or their families are having difficulty coping with knowledge of the attack. SAC workers say it is "very difficult" to determine the actual incidence of sexual assault in Lethbridge and the immediate vicinity. However, just in work- ing with rape victims over the past two months, they have en- countered three women who have not pressed charges, compared to one who had. "We're assuming that the cases reported are not an accurate representation of the actual number of says the co-ordinator. "So she adds, "we have received excellent co operation from the police force, hospitals and the legal profession, the three groups usually involved with sexual offences." SAC workers say it is "ver dif- ficult" to determine the actual 'incidence of sexual assault in 8 Lethbridge and the immediate vicinity. However, just in work- fil- ing with rape victims over the past two months, they have en- countered three women who have not pressed charges, compared to one who has. "We're assuming that the cases reported are not an accurate representatio of the ac- tual number of says the co ordinator. -The Herald- Family Original Indian names mutilated B.C. couple studies place names after you see your doctor bring your prescription to ical'Oattcl.'phc'imocM VANCOUVER (CP) The history of many place names in British Columbia has already been lost but Helen Akrigg is working against time to investigate others while her -sources are still alive. In 1969, she and her husband, Prof. G. P. V. Akrigg of the University of B.C. English department, published the book 1001 British Columbia Place Names. Now they want to compile a larger collection while there are still enough old people around who can remember how the names originated. "They are dying out with the last of the people who remember she told the Canadian Aural-Oral History Conference at Simon Fraser University. The Akriggs became fasci- nated by the names of the province's lakes, rivers, towns and mountains when they were researching the name of Shuswap Lake in the interior, where they have had a summer camp for 15 years. They discovered it came from Suxwa'pmux, the name of the interior Salish tribe liv- ing in the area. "Many of the original In- dian names have been so bad- ly mutilated in English pronunciation and spelling they are virtually un- Mrs. Akrigg said in an interview. One such name is the town of Klemtu, derived from Klemdoooolk, a Tsimpsean word meaning impassable because the bay on which the village stands looks like part of a passage but is not. She said Indian names for places were specific, usually Van's TV Sales Service think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS Trade Minister predicted 1975 would be a year of economic growth but continued inflation for Canada. HOW DO YOU RATE? 91 to 100 point! TOP SCORE! II to 90 Ettdtont. 71 lo 10 points Good. 61 lo 70 point! Flir. (0 or Under! H'mm! FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION In what ways can each member of your family help fight inflation? YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 The the nation's highest court, ruledaper- son cannot be sentenced to an indefinite prison term as a habitual criminal If Ms record shows he is more of a nuisance than a menace. 2 Canada is the world" s third largest gold producer. True or False? 3 Citing the terms of its Trading with the Enemy Act, the U.S. has sought to block a (CHOOSE ONE: Cuban, Russian) furniture trade deal nude by the Canadian division of a U.S.-based firm. 4 Pitcher became the highest paid baseball player in history when he signed a 5-year, J3.7 million contract with the New York Yankees. a-Jim "Catfish" Hunter b-Charles Finley c-Hank Aaron 5. All of the defendants in the U.S. Watergate cover- up trial were found innocent. True or False? PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....espionage a-relating to one's own country 2.....domestic b-place where money IB coined c-spylng to get infor- mation d-study and collection of coins e-gold or silver in bars 5.....numismatics or ingots 3.....bullion PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points 1 match with the 1.....Otto Lang 2.....Stanley Knowles 3.....Jules Leger Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. a-Governor-General of Canada b-NDP House Leader from Winnipeg North Center 4.....Russ Jackson 5.....Paul Martin 113-75 c-Justice Minister d-head coach, Toronto Argonauts e-High Commissioner to Great Britain VEC, Inc. describing some recognizable part of the landscape. One such name is Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver. The word means facing the sea. Most of B.C.'s English place names are conventional tributes to early settlers, ex- plorers, surveyors, traders, workers on the Canadian Pacific Railway and the seamen of the Royal Navy. One exception is Sob Lake, near Prince George in central B.C. It was originally named for a mean-tempered old trap- per who had a cabin there and was known as an SOB. RETAIN TAX LANSING, Mich. (AP) The Michigan legislature has approved a bill retaining the sales tax on restaurant and take-out food. The measure defines just what food will be taxed next year. I Community calendar The Minus One Club will hold an afternoon of family bowling at 2 p.m. Sunday at Capri Bowl. For information, call 327-8739, evenings. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion is holding a supper meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Installation of officers will take place. Members wishing to attend are asked to phone Wyonne Odney, 327-1653, by Friday evening. All members welcome. DDJ's Old Time monthly dance will be held at p.m: Saturday in the Granum School. The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club is holding a dance at p.m. Saturday in Assumption School, 24th Street and 14th Avenue S., with the Country Couples Orchestra in attendance. Everyone welcome. USED BOOKS WANTED FOR YBOOK BUY ALSO GAMES, PUZLES, SHEET MUSIC AND RECORDS Call 327-2284 or 327-6019 For Pick Up S.rvice or Deliver to YWCA Residence SALE TD IE HELD MARCH RESIDENCE ALL PROCEEDS TO ON GOING YWCA PROGRAMS POLLUTION OF BODY AND MIND: A FAMILY CONCERN Area Convention of the Home and School Associations SAT., JAN. 18-9 a.m. to 4 p.m. GILBERT PATERSON SCHOOL ____________Everyone Welcome_____________ LADIES'AUXILIARY TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION SUPPER MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY MEMORIAL HALL Cocktails p.m. Installation of Officers Meeting to Follow Price Each Members are asked to phone Wyonne Odney at 327-1653 Friday, Jan. 17 to confirm attendance. STUDENTS Save This Practice Examination! Valuable Reference Material for Exams. ANSWERS li VM'I TV Carousel Knitting Shop JANUARY CLEARANCE Print ilMIn tfcmfli Sit., JM. 1M BERELLA'4' Regular JANUARY SALE ALL KITS ANO RUG PACKS Savings of 10% to 50% off on ill wool CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP Phont 321-4143 Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Yester- day was the last straw. Our parents have been fighting for as long as we can remember. The fights always start over some little thing that doesn't amount to a hill of beans. My father calls my mother then she swears at him and he swears back and throws a few things, like a lamp or a chair. Last night he knocked her bridgework loose and she told my older brother to call the police. When the police arrived, my father was sitting on the sofa reading the newspaper and my mother was beside him knitting a sweater. It was the most peaceful scene you ever saw in your whole life. They both acted very surprised. Dad stood up like a perfect gentleman and said, "You fellows must have the wrong house." Now my brother is in plentyl of trouble because he did what my mother told him to do. Our parents are beautiful people until they lose their temper. Do you have any advice for them? Upset Children Dear Children: These "beautiful people" need to see a marriage counselor. Suggest it, but don't bet the rent they'll follow through. They sound like a couple who love to fight. Dear Ann Landers: My cousin who lives in a big city 400 miles from here graduated from business college four years ago. Amy and I were always good friends more like sisters than cousins. She is 24, I am 22. Six months ago, Amy got me a job in the city and I mov- ed into her apartment with her, replacing a former room- mate with whom she did not get along. It turns out that Amy is a sex maniac. She goes out every night and picks up some guy. I am supposed to shut my door and play dead. This morning there were three of us at the breakfast table and I was very uncom- fortable. This evening I told her how I felt. She said I was a prude and had no right to "judge her life-style." I'm afraid Amy is going to get into serious trouble one of these days. You wouldn't believe the creeps she picks up. Shall I tell her parents, or what? Please advise me, Ann. I am Boggled DearB.: The girl is 24. You are not your cousin's keeper. Keep your mouth shut and move. At once. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening. January 16 Sponsored by Aid of SI. Pitw ind St. Puil'i Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HALL Corntr 12th Strut 8 ind 7th Avenue North Jackpot eterts at S125 end it won every Thursday 2nd JACKPOT IN 57 NUMBERS 5th, 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold lit Per Card or: for J1.00 Free Free And A Door Prize PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS NOT ALLOWED. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. 'C' N. FRIDAY, JANUARY P.M. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. New Game in 57 Numbers 5 CARDS FOR Pot Of Gold Singlt Winner Firlt 12 GHHM Nelghtaore Receive SIM GOLD CARDS PAV DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry Nooneunder 16 years ol age allowed VARIETY FABRICS Westminster Shopping Plaza Phone 327-1945 CORRECTION From the Tues., Jan. 14 Ad SHOULD HAVE READ 60" COTTON and POLY S.K. ForT-Shirts...................... yd. MEN'S PANTS FABRICS yd 4.95 or5.95 1 59 BENEFIT SHOES WOMEN'S SHOES 7" -8" SAVI ON DRESS end CASUAL WINTER FOOTWEAR FASHION SHOES A good selection styles, colors and sizes. ____ ORIATLYMIOUCib WE CARRY A GOOD SELECTION OF MEN'S SHOES BENEFIT SHOES "TMl HOME OF OOOO SHOM" 615 4th AVI. S. Open Thurt. Frl. TIN p.m. ;