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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January THE HERALD 23 allocated in Alberta to promote women's status Education foeus of IWY funding By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor Projects of an educational nature stand the best chance of getting a piece of the 000 pie allocated to the promo- tion of women's status in Alberta, according to federal government representatives. The secretary of .state department has pledged million to the promotion of women's projects in Canada during 1975, designated Inter- national Women's Year by the United Nations. Half of the secretary of state's money has been allocated for the 1974-75 fiscal year (which runs April 1 to March 31 of the sub- sequent year) and half for 75- 76, but all of the money is re- quired to be spent by the end of this year. Mary Morton, citizenship development officer for the secretary of state department's Edmonton of- fice, said in a telephone inter- view it is almost impossible to determine what percentage of the money allocated to IWY projects has been spent so far, even though the first fiscal year ends in two months. She says the problem is that women's groups' requests for different grants are at different levels of approval by the department some have IW Y logo 1975 is International Women's Year, proclaim- ed by the United Nations to promote equality be- tween men and women. The symbol is an official federal government logo for the year. had preliminary approval at the regional level but haven't yet been passed by higher levels in Ottawa, while others have already been finalized. 'However, Ms. Morton says many of the requests for funding have been granted to projects of an educational nature such as conference, seminars and workshops designed to increase women's awareness in a wide area of topics. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba received in the first secretary of state allocation of funds; Ontario received Quebec British Columbia and the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and the Atlantic provinces, It has not yet been announc- ed what the division of the se- cond half million (to take place April 1) from the secretary of state will be, but field workers expect the .amount will be approximately the same as the first allocation. Generally, women's groups cannot expect funding for a limited project, such as a Secretary of state slow to grant funds newsletter, unless it exists in conjunction with a larger program. In addition to the special International Women's Year Grant, the secretary of state's department has also made available at grant for cultural programs in the three prairie provinces, says Ms. Morton. The funds are to promote cultural pursuits by and about women, including film projects, production of plays, writing .workshops, music seminars and the like. "The emphasis is on adds Ms. Morton, "we don't want to fund people who aren't doing good work." She says that all branches of the secretary of state department, such as citizenship, and multi culturaiism, are giving first priority to women's projects, when considering funding. Ms. Morton said the re- quests for grants from Alberta women have been "distributed throughout" the province, with groups as far south as Pincher Creek and as far north as Fort MacMurray in the north seeking funding for projects. Most of the requests are coming from Edmonton and Calgary, she added, because that's where most of the pop- ulation is concetraled, and that's where the largest and most active women's groups are. She said that if project proposals sound really worthwhile, her office will do all it can to find an appropriate way of funding it within the secretary of state programs. "Most people don't apply for funding under a specific area of our add- ed Ms. Morton, "so we're able to look at each proposal and decide under which depart- ment program it might receive funding." When asked if women's groups didn't appear uncer- tain about International Women's Year projects, Ms. Morton admitted there was a good deal of confusion about the project, and that perhaps it had not been well enough publicized. "One year just isn't enough time to plan for a project of this said Ms. Morton. "I just don't think we were ready." She says so far her office has had little official contact with the Alberta Women's Bureau, other then a telephone conversation during which Catherine Arthur, director of the bureau, said her office was waiting for some feedback from Ottawa, before proceeding with any IWY projects. How long does it take for a request for funds to be approved by the secretary of state department? Women's groups every- where may well hope that the experience of the Lethbridge Women's Place is not a typical example of the department's ability to process requests.Almost six months have passed since the Women's Place requested 800 in additional funding HOW DO I BUILD A RUMPUS ROOM? Get the answer by attending Southern Alberta Co-Op's RUMPUS ROOM CLINIC The Clinic will be held WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd at p.m. in the BASEMENT COALOALE SPORTSPLEX SERVING SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR OVER 50 YEARS! OVER HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY INVESTORS IN ALBERTA FROM DIAL MORTGAGE IN FIRST SECOND MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS ONE OF THE SAFEST AND MOST LUCRATIVE INVESTMENTS. OFFERING THESE BENEFITS: ABOVE AVERAGE YIELD SECURITY OF INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL REGULAR MONTHLY PAYMENTS 5 YEAR TERMS MORTGAGES REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME EARN MOREON AMOUNTS OF AND UP COMPLETE DETAILS AT NO 642-3787 WARNER, ALTA. EMIL GUNDLOCK REPRESENTATIVE IN CALGARY, PHONE 265-8342 CORPORATION LIMITED 1518 7th STREET S.VV. CALGARY through the secretary of state's Edmonton office. To date, the disposition on their request is still unknown. Susan Oughtred, acting co ordinator of the WP, says the centre's brief, requesting the money to continue educational activities by refurbishing the budget for supplies and publicity, to include publica- tion of the WP news- letter, UP, was sent to Edmonton last Aug. 22. WP workers received no written acknowledgement of their request. However, after inquiring, the centre was assured in mid December, (during a telephone conversa- tion with a worker who has since left the department) that, although their request had not been officially passed by top officials within the secretary of state, it has gain- ed preliminary approval at the lower levels of the department. In short, there was still hope. Last week, Ms. Oughtred again phoned Edmonton to in- quire about the WP request. A different caseworker, newly appointed to the job, was able to track down the WP file and ascertain the delay in approval stems from the Ot- tawa office. Ironically, the Women's Place was initiated last summer on a secretary of state grant of Ac- tivities of the centre, located at 605 -10 St. S., have included publication of a newsletter, assembly of an extensive library on a variety of topics pertaining to the status of women and the organization of a successful series of public presentations on women's concerns at the public library. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I live alone. So does my grown daughter. Her place is 15 miles out of town. Last month she had the flu so I ran back and forth to take care of her. Sunday after I had fixed her supper and cleaned her house I drove myself home. I realiz- ed I should have taken her washing to do the next day. I phoned and offered. She said, "Thanks, Mom. Come on back and get it." Well, Ann, I drove back, picked up her laundry and was just about to sit down and char for a few minutes when she said, "Don't sit down, Mom. I have company coming in a few minutes someone you don't get along with." I was so hurt I cried all the way home. I couldn't for the life of me think of a friend of her with whom I don't get along. That was four weeks ago. We have talked on the phone often since then and she has been to my home several times, but 1 can't bring myself to go to lier place. She has ask- ed why but the words won't come. I am unable to tell her how badly she hurt my feelings. Am I getting senile, crazy or what? Please help me. Tongue Tied Mora Dear Mom: Untie your tongue today. Write the words on a piece of paper and read them to your daughter on the phone if you must. But get over this block at once. Ask her point blank which friend she was referring to the day you came back for her laundry and she asked you not to stay. Make it short and direct. Once you clear the air you will feel better. Dear Ann Landers: I'm a 17 year old girl and am very mature for my age. I am in love with a boy who is 19. Hal is very handsome and sweet, but he has some growing up to do. We've been going together off and on for two years and have talked about getting married at least a dozen times. I'm sure he was sincere. About five weeks ago Hal told me he met a girl who was "a few years older" than himself. (I later found out she was 23.) She is crazy about him. He lost his j >b three weeks ago and this girl has been helping him financially. She has a very fine position and a little inherited money from her grandmother. He told me yesterday that he is going to marry her and wants me-to come to the wedding. I DO love this guy, Ann. Please tell me what should my next move be? Shaken At The Roots Dear Roots: Buy a pair of track shoes and run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. Hal is very poor husband material, as his bride to be will soon find out. Consider yourself lucky SHE got him instead of you. JANUARY Sate of Fabrics Prices effective through Jan. 23. POLYESTER HOUNDS TOOTH Reg. O69 6.59 HERRINGBONE AND CO-ORDINATES Reg O29 598 A good selection of LUflEX Party material. Reg. r.98yd. PRINTS For dresses and Reg. O49 6.59 W 1 TABLE OF Plaids, plains and assorted knits 2" Reg. to 7.39 BAKERS FABRIC CENTRE EARLY WEEK SPECIALS SKIM MILK PDR. 3" Lucarm Instant Cinidi First Gridi. 5 Ib. pkg., 11. FLOUR PURITY ALL PURPOSE. ZO-lb. big each 1 99 ICECREAM 89 %if W Spinach MEAT DINNERS Manor Houst Frozen Fried Chicken, Beet, Salisbury Steak. _ Turkey, 11 oz. nelwt. pkg.............................Each 79 0 Fresh Yogurt Empress Orange Flavor pkg. of oz. net wt pkfi. lucerne Assorted Flavours 8 01. net wt. ctn. lEichl 10. 10 DICED CARROTS BHAirFrozMtrUltwiumMtarli Canada Fancy edit tag 2s'1 MANY MORE GROCERY SPECIALS IN STORE EFFECTIVE JAN. 20-25, 1975. Copyright 1960, Canada Safeway Limited ;