Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ann Landers Ann Landers: I'm.burning over Hut letter from the icrewfaall in Santa Cruz who considers herself an authority on overweight women. That nitwit should not be suggesting psy- chiatric help for fat ladies, she should go In a psychiatrist herself and find out why she is so hostile. A person can't pick up a magazine or a newspaper any- more, without being hit in the eyes with an article on why women overeat. These articles give the impression that over- weight people are mentally ill or they feel rejected and un- loved and food is their source oi comfort and solace. God gave us taste buds, because he wanted us to enjoy food. I am overweight because I love to cook and I can eat a meal just "tasting." I refuse to apologize for my size and I don't hide in the house. My husband loves me the way I am and he has never suggested that I go on a diet. I would rather be 20 pounds overweight than ruin my health with pills and end up looking like a broomstick with hair. Orlando Dear Or: Thanks for a good rebuttal. Now take that, you skinny ol' broomsticks with hair! Dear Ann Landers: Am I unreasonable? I've been mar- ried 18 years to a salesman. We have four children. I love my husband and he loves me. The problem is his drinking with customers "to get an order." 1 don't mean a social cock- tail. I mean getting bombed and staying out 'til a.m. Is this part of the job? He says it is. When things are going well he says I'm the greatest wife In the world for putting up with him. And I must admit, he's a lovely guy when he's sober. But lately his drinking with customers "to get an order" is getting to me. How about it? -Woodbridge Wife Dear Wood: Nobody has to booze it up. for any reason, unless be wants to. Ginger ale is available in every bar in the world. That customer routine is a weak excuse for a man with a weakness. The best salesmen are not boozers. They are workers. Dear Ann Landers: I have never seen this problem in your column. Will you please deal with it? It's becoming a serious threat to many middle-age marriages. I refer to the sexual conduct of teen-age children. The daughter of a close friend (age 17) was entertaining her boyfriend in her parents' bedroom several weeks ago and I do mean entertaining. The folks came home unexpectedly and a followed. The mother was furious and made it plain that she was shocked, disappointed and outraged. The father took the daughter's side said sex was normal and natural, and so long as she didn't get pregnant he saw nothing wrong with it. The argument didn't end there. They fought about this for two months and finally the mother filed for divorce. Another case involves my cousin. The reverse happened. Their 18-year-old son told his parents he wanted them to allow his 17-year-old girl 'friend to move into their house. Her parents had thrown her out (for reasons he did not care to discuss) and be had a nice big bedroom, so why not? The father said, "Over my dead body." The mother said, "Yes. We'll take her in. It would be Hie 'Christian' thing to do." Three weeks later the father moved out. Last week he fitod for a legal separation. There are two younger children involved, and I view this as a tragedy. Isn't life difficult enough these days without kids creating additional heartache for their parents? Please, Ann, tell your readers bow this problem should be dealt with. Thank you. Sadded By It AH Dear Sad: Children learn early the technique of "divide and conquer." A teen-ager who could have created such a wedge between his parents is no novice. He's had plenty of practice. Parents should stand united, especially on matters of morality and discipline. If they cannot agree they should seek counsel- ling nod permit a third party to decide which way to go and then both should go in that direction. Your letter gives me an opportunity to say something eke to parents whose teen-agers come up with such "requests." Kids don't always want everything they ask for. Sometimes .they are relieved when the answer Is no. Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In TheUthbddgeHetmld All wedding reports, and engagement announcements will now be published on i spe- cial page in The Herald's Saturday edition each week. Special requests for publication on other specific days of ths week will be given every consideration- Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now tta accepted in the following formsi Standard Wedding Report- Using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at The REPORT ONLY S.OO REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE SI5.00 Extended Wedding Report- If you wish information published which would be additional to that provided an The Herald's stand- ard report form, this will accepted, and the report will then br charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 Family Editor The Letltbtidge Herald Lady libbers strike out; no discounts in New York NEW YORK (AP) Ladies Day at the ballpark in New York City? Strike it out. Cut drinks for women in bars? Down the drain. Hotels for wo- men only? Learn to co exisl with men. 'file Human Rights Commis- sion made those rulings Wed- nesday, citing a 1970 amend- ment to the dty's administra- tive code prohibiting discrimi- nation based on sex in public accommodations or facilities. Starting May 18, bars may no longer offer "ladies day1" discounts on drinks for women. Theatres, ball parks and other public places will haw to stop offering special rales for wo- men, the commission said. It also said that hotels cater to women only will have Forthcoming marriages Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wright oi Taber take pleasure in an- nouncing the engagement of their only daughter, Valerie Jane of Vancouver, B.C., to Mr. Steven Douglas Watt of Vancou- ver, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Watt of Delta, B.C. A spring wedding is planned in Vancouver. Mr. Isacc Wiens of Calgary and Mrs. Luella Wiens of Leth- bridge are pleased to announce the engagement of their daugh- ter, Velma Rose to Mr. Gerald Wayne Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Patterson of Lethbridge. Wedding plans will be an- nounced at a later date. Mr. and Mrs. George Zuehkle of Warner, are pleased to an- nounce the forthcoming mar- riage of their youngest daugh- er, Garnette Jean, to Mr. Monte Ray Rombough, son of Mrs. Elva Rombough and Mr. Milon Rombough, both of Leth- bridge. The wedding will take place on February 26 at 2 p.m. in h e Memorial Evangelical Church, Warner. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. (Jim) Tlark wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of Miss Anna Marie Lutz of Calgary, to their son, Mr. Fred Clark. The wedding will take place on February 26 in Calgary. love is... cleaning the bathtub ring after him without com- plaint. to open their doors to men by Feb. 18, 1973. The commission did say that "dormitory style" residences where tenanus share common sleeping quarters may continue to exclude either mtn or wo- men. Also, "facilities where dis- robing such as saunas, shower rooms, turkish baths and toilets, were ruled "indefi- nitely exempt." "My God, is that decision against women or for exclaimed Don Fuller, man- ager of a nightclub that has traditionally allowed women in free Monday nights and charg- ed them only 15 cents for a 75- cent beer. The commission seeks to bar discrimination against either sex, but its edicts apply to the city only. SOUGHT EXEMPTION At the commission's hearings in January, 1971, on the pro- posed changes in the regula- tions, a lawyer for the Barbi- zon, a 22 storey, 686 room residential hotel for women, asked for immunity for the Barbizon, saying: "Males would completely de- stroy the character of the house as a home for women." Lucille Mason, public rela- tions director for the Young Women's Christian Association, said she was unaware of the new ruling, but thought it would be reviewed by the YWCA directors. Miss Mason said the YWCA has accommodation for women in women only resi- dences in the city. One build- ing, however, accommodates 25 men in addition to the normal complement of women guests. Itterfey, J.niwry 11, It.'l THI ItTHMIDOl HMALD 17 ORIENTAL INSPIRATION Italian designer Lancetti is following the trend to the east, as shown by his entries in the 1972 Rome spring and summer collection. Left, dress-shaped evening trousers, with printed roses and low-shouldered striped top. Model'at right wears yellow trousers with sleeveless jacket and platform shoes. Coolie hat and square glasses odd finishing touch.- Iran launches experiment in birth control By RALPH JOSEPH CP Correspondent TEHRAN (CP) In tne district of Saveh, south of Tehran, local women with at least six years of schooling are a be selected soon for tram- ing as midwives, put through a one-year course in midwifery and family-planning services, and then sent out into the rural areas to bring the message of jirth control to village women. Family-planning experts be- ieve that women, especially n the villages, are most re- ceptive to birth-control ideas about the time they have just had a child. A family-planning experimental project being .aunched in Saveh aims to take lull advantage of this psycbo- ogica! state. The midwives will be doing the women a double service: giving them the necessary naternal and child health care, both before and after de- ivery, as well as information about family-planning meth- ods. Village women who have irobably never before heard about the pill, the intra-uterine devices and other birth-control techniques will be told all about them. But the services will go Wycrnd merely telling them where to get the lUDs and the >ius and how to use them. [Tie midwives also will check o see that they are being used regularly, and will encourage the women to visit the family- )lanning clinics to be set up in he district. The Saveh project is de- signed to cover the 773 vil- ages in the district, and is be- ng undertaken by the Iranian lealth ministry in co-operation with the United Nations Fund or Population Activities UNFPA) under an agree- nent signed between them in November. The idea Is that If the pro- ject proves successful in bring- ing down the birth rate in the district, this method of spread- ing tangly-planning ideas will be extended to cover all five to six million Iranian women of child-bearing age in the coun- try during the fifth five-year plan, due to be launched1 in March, 1973. Currently the district has a and out or town The Anne Campbell Singers recently presented their third Cultural Development Tour to St. Michael's School in Bow Is- land. There was a good atten- dance at both afternoon and evening performances. Mrs. Joan Patterson acted as chaperon, Mrs. Marian Swan- skin was accompanist, assisted by Miss Naomi Hoyt and Miss Pat Skelton. Mrs. Loreen Har- rison was in charge of the trea- sure table. The Teen Olefs entertained for the Lions Convention held recently at the Exhibition Pa- vilion, and the Mini Singers for the Miss Hope 1972 Contest held total population of and about in Saveh it- self. TRY NEW APPROACHES The Saveh project is only one of three experimental pro- jects being launched under the Iran-UNFPA agreement. Another is at the provincial level. For this a province with a population of about two mil- lion people is to be selected. The third is at the level of well-established maternity hospitals' in Tehran, Rasht and Saveh. In these projects, approaches different from that of toe Saveh project will be tried out. In the model province pro- ject, the main objective will be to employ and evaluate differ- ent approaches to increase the acceptance of family planning and the continuous use of contracep t i o n. Contraceptive services such as IUD inser- tions and sterilization will be offered in hospitals, under close medical supervision. SELECT HOSPITALS In the third experimental project, five maternity hospi- tals have been selected where family-planning activities are to be introduced and devel- oped. This project will include training of the staff and medi- cal and midwifery students in f a m i 1 y-planning services. It will also include providing of ___ __ _____ r _______ o in the Yates Memorial Centre contraceptive' services to worn- for the Canadian Cancer So- m appear hospitals. All three experimental pro- jects have got to be completed before the five-year plan is launched, so that the most effective methods are found for the eventual countrywide CALLS FOR TAX LONDON (AP) The New Statesman magazine says Queen Elizabeth should pay in come taxes. "Not a penny o income tax or surtax is ever paid on the private fortune o either the Queen or the Prince of the left-wing maga zine said. A. E. CROSS STUDIO Introduces BRYAN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHER "For All Oecassions" WEDDING PORTRAIT COMMERCIAL A. E. CROSS STUDIO SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 328-0111 Phones 328-0222 family-planning campaign. Family.planning experts here are all agreed on one point: that Iran's effort to ar- rest its present baby boom- one of the fastest in the world going to be difficult. The population now is estimated at 30 million and is expected to double within the next M years. In human terms this means that while the average Iranian now has1 seven or eight children in her lifetime, the effort will be to bring the average down to three chil- dren for every mother. HOUSE OF BEAUTY Freda Walton li pleased to announce MR. BILL ROBINSON formerly of Nar-Del Wig ond Beauty Solan ef Calgary IS NOW ON THE STAFF OF THE HOUSE OF BEAUTY, COLLEGE MALL Mr. Robinson has 25 years experience specializing in all lines of hair styling. For appointment phone 328-4141 The World Of Fashion At Your Feet GOING AWAY TO SUMMER? Take A Pair Of Amalfis With You! Many exciting stylei Soft ond rich'colors Optn Thu-iday am Friday till 9 p.m.