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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jwwwv IHf IfnwtlBOl HtMID }f PLEATS FOR SPRING Louis Feroud of Paris design, ed (his ready-to-wear outfit of pleated skirt in marine linen with white silk blouse and sleeveless sweater, worn over white and Ted tights mode of buckskin. The show- ing is part of the spring-summer collection on display in the French capital. ____________ Women trying to overcome religious barriers BELFAST (AP) Two women ran screaming for the safety of a doorway, clutching each other in terror as gunfire erupted in the Ardoyne, a Bel- fast flashpoint district in the communal violence o[ Northern Ireland. One, Winifred Matlll, was a Protestant, the other, Katherine Dunn, a Roman Catholic. A few minutes later they had becoml friends. "We stood laughing at the thought of said Mrs. Dunn. "Nobody is going to ask ques- tions about religion when they're fleeing from terror." Women of both religions have fought in the front line as Prot- estants battle Catholics in this deeply divided British province. They have fought too, grimly and with remarkable resilience, for 2% years Just to survive and keep their families going while snipers' bullets whine and guer- rilla bombs blast homes. THERE'S HOPE Yet there is hope that women from the two communities may play a leading role in restoring peace and sanity to Ulster. Protestants and Catholics by (he hundred have joined the Women Together Organization, founded nearly a year ago to try to establish communications between women of the two com- munities. Its public meetings and discussion groups are gen- erally well-attended. "There Is all around us a great desire for peace and a weariness of violence, but also a sense of helplessness and de- spair in the face of said Monica Patterson, a Protestant and chairwoman of the associa- tion. It has been carrying on a massive advertising campaign and a concentrated drive amonx women in the troubled areas. Its weakness is that its mem- bers are mainly middle-class women from both communities. It has yet to reach working class women in the Catholic dis- tricts where no Protestant women would dare to attend a meeting. Hospital authorities estimate several hundred women have been injured in the strife and turmoil, most of them suffering from shock, bruises and cuts from Dying glass. One woman had her leg am- putated after a bomb wrecked a social club in Armagh during a dance. Another lost an eye when the Belfast Electricity Board of- fices were hit. Twenty women, Including some young girls, have died from guerrilla bullets or army gunfire. In the Catholic districts, gome of them little better than ghet- tos, there is bitterness and hatred, mainly aimed at the British army, which is seen not as a protector, but as a prop for the Protestant-dominated gov- ernment of Northern Ireland. Here there is women's hatred of who are be- lieved to fraternize with the troops. The hatred mounts even to the extent of shaving and tar- ring the heads of two girls who were engaged to marry British soldiers. They were tied to lamp posts in Londonderry's Catholic Bogside district as a grim warn- ing to other "soldier lovers WARN MEN Women in the Roman Catholic districts have set up an early- warning system to alert their menfolk to the arrival of an army patrol searching for ter- rorist suspects. They bang an garbage.cans as the patrols go by their homes. There have even been cases of mothers rushing into the streets clutching their children to act as human shields to pro- tect guerrilla snipers or bomb- ers from the gunfire of the troops. Polarization exists also among the women in Protestant working class districts where housewives refuse to buy any- thing made in the Irish Repub- lic. Nor will they accept any Republic money in their change. Anything with Catholic connec- tion is shunned. CLASSIC BOUTIQUE CLEARING OUT ALL DISCONTINUED LINES of DRESSES SLACKS GOWNS COATS REGULAR PRICE REDUCED UP TO 75% 323 6th SI. S. Phone 328-3046 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS; Can I borrow your space for a few minutes? What I have to say can be said only by me. Hunk you. DEAR MOTHER: Are you a working woman who drops her pre-sohool chad off at a sitter's Iwuse fivi mornings a week? If you are, then I am talking to you. Your hours are from 9 'til 5. You get a coffee break at and a lunch hour from to There's another coffet break at You are finished at When you drop your child off at my place at a.m. the poor kid's hair iai't even combed, he has yesterday's dirt on him, and he hasn't had an adequate breakfast. I feed him, wash him up and play with him. I read to him, I cuddle him, I love him and listen to him. I have no coffee lunch hour. I am with that child con- tinually. If I am busy or not feeling well I do not call you and say, "Don't bring the child today." I manage some- how because I know you need me. All I ask in return is that when comes, will you please be here for the youngster? It isn't fair to go shopping or to the beauty shop or for a drink with the girls, or the boys, and tie me up for another hour or two. Thank Legs DEAR LEGS: I hope the mothers get the message. It comes through loud and clear. Thanks for writing. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Your advice to the parents who asked if they should give the piano to their son who was getting married, was terrible. You said NO. You should have said YES. What good is that piano to his parents? Why should a lovely instrument sit in a living room gathering dust? I can't think of a more appropriate wedding gift to a son who has practised hard for years. It would be a permanent piece of his boyhood in his very own home. You said something about the boy dropping in at his par- ents' home and playing for them on occasion. You've got to be kidding. Do you think a newly-married guy is going to spend his spare time playing the piano for hia folks? Change your advice, will you N.D. DEAR MINOT: Your letter makes sense. And it's the 50th letter urging me to reconsider. O.K. out win. I hereby reverse myself. Give the boy the piano for a wedding present, folks. DEAR ANN LANDERS: It's loo late for advice, but I'd like to say a word on behalf of old-fashioned morality and sexual conduct which you have upheld through the and I laughed at. J. and I are college seniors. When we met in our soph- omore year there was instant chemistry. After a few weeks we decided to have a "meaningful relationship." (This means sleeping together.) We talked about getting married after graduation and I thought we had an understanding. Last night when I asked J. whether he wanted a June wedding on campus or a wedding in my church his an- swer stunned me. "No rings, no was our agree- ment." We talked a long time and he expressed his views clearly. He said a ceremony or a piece of paper means nothing. He pointed to the divorce rate. He then cited the number of married people who are bored to death, or cheat- ing, swinging, swapping and so on. He feels that when two people love each other they should stay together and re- main faithful because they WANT to, not because they are obligated by law. I am shattered and heartsick. I must now ask myself, why should he want to marry me? He has all the ad- vantages of marriage and none of the responsibilities. I bought a philosophy that has made me ashamed of myself and cheated me out of what I wanted most. Since the youth of today believes in telling it like it is, I hope the girls out there who have bought the free-love line will read my letter and give it serious thought because this is toe way it DEAR B.: No situation is a total loss if you learn from it. Thanks for writing. CONFIDENTIAL TO OAKLAND HEARTACHE: Guts it through. Some men never grow up. Your husband spends more for his "toys" than he has a right to. Until he realizes he's behaving childishly and WANTS lo grow up, there is nothing you can do. Please send inquiries and requests to Landers Reader- mail Department, Chicago Sun Times-Daily News, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, m. 60611. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I'd like to keep if a little longer, now that the last installment Is out of the way, just for the thrill of owning a car that's paid for." DRY CLEANING SPECIALS! 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