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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, Jinuiry 22, 1975 women's moving forward 'Machismo' take a blow THE BETTER HALF By Barnes WALTER KERBER photo Candy house winner Don Le Baron tries a candy cane from the candy house he won last week in a raffle sponsored by the 4th Lethbridge Scout troop to help, send scouts Richard Williams, left, and Rocky Zaychuk to Norway next summsr for the World Scout Jamboree. The house, built by Mrs. Bill Zaychuk, took about a week to make and used about worth of sweets. Beer poet'gets results' "Stanley, what did you lay to my AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSI 3rd Ave. North 3 Cards Moray DOUILIO Wxkly Card. Sponsored by The Moose Lodge No Children 16 Allowed to LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. North RKOULAR WID. NIGHTBINQO 8 P.M. IS GAMES DOUBLE MONEY CARDS MANY EXTSAS This week's Jackpot in S3 numbers 5 CARDS Jl f 1 CARDS PAY DOUBLE DOOR PRIZE Wo one under 16 years allowed to play! VANCOUVER (CP) Through the centuries, poems have been written to woo a maiden's heart, to tell of gal- lant deeds and to praise the beauties of nature. But Nancy McKerracher is a throwback to the medieval court minstrels. Her verses keep her supplied with beer. Just before Christmas, one of. her friends discovered an empty bottle in her newly pur- chased case of Molson's Old Style. Remembering that Miss McKerracher had collected a free dozen after sending a poem of complaint to another company, the friend asked her for a repeat performance. The poem contained six ver- ses, the last of which read: So I have the job to write this complaint And I do so with a smile, Not to be rude, unplea- sant or snide, Just requesting another Old Style. Molson's marketing manager, S. C. Cara, rose to the occasion. Within a few days, Miss McKerracher received a che- que for the purchase price of a dozen pints and the following reply: We read your poem with mixed emotion. Those Old Style drinkers sure have devotion. It's nice to know you really care But we're sad your bot- tle was filled with air. To make amends and even the score Your bottle will be re- placed by 12 more. To sell an empty bottle there's no rhyme nor rea- son. In any event, have a happy Old Style season. By TIMOTHY ROSS f. London Observer a BOGOTA One of the oldest and most firmly rooted of Latin American social 'Structures has taken a heavy blow in :j: Colombia. sometimes disguised but often blatant system of aggressively j: dominant masculinity stems from the :j first arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese x conquerors. The early explorers and settlers took their sexual satisfaction for- cibly from the women of the Indian pop- 3 ulation and Negro slaves, building up a system of male dominance that is still ex- pressed in a heavy discrimination against J: women, in education, employment, and even in legislation. S Colombian law, until a firm decree on sexual equality was passed recently, plae- ed the married woman almost totally un- :f: der the domination of her husband. She j had no rights in such matters as the educa- j. tion of the children or the choice of where :J to live, and several laws specified that in any dispute the man's wish was to :j dominate. I; The decree of Dec. 20 has swept away in j its 71 articles all the discriminatory. elements of family law, establishing ab- solute equality in all matters of property, decision making and control over I children. Obviously the habits built up through for centuries cannot be wiped out the day a law is passed, but they have lost one of I their principal supports in legislation. More subtle but possibly more effective moves to change the social structure and the popular view of role of women have come from President Alfonso Lopez Michelsen in his. policy of appointing female state governors, directors of government bodies, technical advisers and even one Cabinet Minister. His purpose has clearly been impartiality in his ap- pointments, using the best talents available irrespective of sex, while letting women prove themselves by getting on with the job. The most difficult and delicate post in Lopez's Cabinet, the ministry of labor, has gone to an attractive 55-year-old widow, Maria Helena de Crovo. She is an old com- rade of President Lopez from his radical days in the Liberal Revolutionary Movement, and was jailed some 10 times for political reasons. A famous Press photograph shows her during a Congressional debate of the debate of the 1960s, denouncing threats on her life, with a microphone in her left hand and a revolver in her right. In 1975'she will need all her fighting spirit and a lot of charm to mediate between increasingly angry labour unions and the industrialists. It is no coincidence that even before reaching the Presidency, the toughest post in Lopez's electoral team, that of cam- paign coordinator, was held by Romelia de Matiz. Now assistant to the president of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, "Rommy" commented in a recent inter- view that'the women now in public ad- ministration seem to be making fewer mistakes than the men, despite so little previous experience. "We should be able to reach the ideal of looking for all ad- ministrators and managers on the basis of their abilities and not their sex." A study financed by the Family Welfare Institute notes that "in industrialized societies, the industrial sector has absorb- ed the labour force that has left the countryside, but in the underdeveloped societies there is a disproportionate growth in the tertiary sector (services) with extremely low levels of efficiency, qualifications and productivity, above all for the female population. In 1964 65.2 per cent of the female work-force was at the service level, and domestic servants represented 33.4 per cent of the total." In other words, the principal job for a woman is that of a maidservant. And a 1970 survey showed that 41.5 per cent of maids earned less than per month, with no respect for the eight-hour day. In all jobs there seems to be little respect, according to Government figures, -for Article 143 of the Consitution, which stipulates equal pay for equal work, nor the sections of the Labour Code that' specify measures to protect women, such as two months' leave during pregnancy. Typically, a girl is sacked as soon as her pregnancy is noticed there are always f more waiting to be taken on. Much deeper changes will clearly be re- g 'quired for Colombian women really to S overcome the effects of 400 years of sub- 1 servience, but the present Government's policy of stimulating reforms to the foun- S dations of society includes some strong S blows for Latin American Women's Lib. 8 Sears Teen-age sisters become brothers Half price sale of Max Factor's five beauty basics Treat yourself to the luxury of a softer, smoother skin. Now and for a limited time only, you.can buy Max Factor's basic beauty essentials for half the regular price. Shop at Sears today for these Max Factor beauty treatment preparations. a-12V2 oz. Double-Depth Cleansing Cream Reg. b-12 oz. Skin Freshener. Reg. c-9 oz. Moisturizing Cleansing Cream. Reg. d-3 oz. Active Moisturizer. Reg. e-4 oz. Cup of Youth. Reg. -Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- Enjoy it now! Use your All Purpose Account.' At Simpsons-Seafs you gel Ihe finest Satisfaction or monay refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 Dear Ann Landers: I am writing in regard to your answer to the 26 year old woman who had been married four times, had five nervous breakdowns, two children, another on the way, and "was considering marriage to a 24 year old man. Anyone with such a history at 26 must have had a load of personal dif- ficulties which contributed to her marital and emotional breakdowns. Unless some significant progress has been made, in Working out these difficulties, it is unrealistic to expect that a fifth marriage would turn out any better than the first four. Your advice "Grab him" seemed totally mis- directed. You never even rais- ed any of the important issues', such as: Is the woman receiving ongoing treatment at the present time? Is the man similar to any of her previous husbands (or her Has HE been married before? Does HE have a psychiatric history? Sorry, but you blew it, doll. A Social Work Student Dear Student: You are right. I did. Thank you for pointing out the inadequacy of my response. The reader was certainly entitled to.a better answer than I gave her, and I appreciate your letting me know it. Dear Miss Landers: I have been a housekeeper for a wealthy woman for four years, but I am not allowed to answer the door or the telephone. If an appliance is broken, I am not supposed to mention it because such things irritate her. don't make things like they used I must serve meals seven days a week breakfast at a.m., lunch at p.m. and If Ian- nounce a meal four minutes early I am told, "You are four minutes ahead of schedule." On days when madame drinks a little more than usual she doesn't respond .to the dinner call until or p.m. By then the food is dried out. She then complains that it is inedible. This is a good paying job, but is it worth the money if I get ulcers from aggravation? What do you advise? Heading For Loonsville Dear Heading: Madame is not playing with a full deck. What's more, there is no way one can rationalize with a dis- turbed person who has the added problem of alcoholism. Get another job even if it means less money. (Inciden- tally, honey, nobody should have to work seven .days a Dear Ann Landers: I have this friend who really bugs me. Whenever we talk on the phone (which is quite often) our conversations are always interrupted by one or more of her children who have questions answers. Without excusing herself she launches into lengthy dis- cussions (or arguments) With the kids and I am left dangling on the other end. Should I ask her to call me back when she is finished with her children so we can have a decent conversation? Am I wrong to think this is rude? Or must kids ALWAYS come first? Cut Dead Dear Cut: I have three love- ly grandchildren who sometimes pull this on their mother, Margo. Here's how SHE handles it. In a pleasant tone (no anger) she says, "I'm talking to Gram now and when I'm through I'll be glad to answer all your questions. TEL AVIV (Reuter) Two teen-age sisters in the Israeli occupied town "of Nablus on the west bank of the Jordan River have become brothers following change-of-sex operations. Sources said 18-year-old Hadara became Hadar three months ago while a similar operation was carried out on ..her 16-year-old sister, Amina, this week, changing her to Amin. The family name of the siblings was riot disclosed. PRE-INVENTORY SALE 10% 20% 25% OFF Fabrics By Ilie yard Remnants By tot Pound ECONOMY REMNANT CENTRE Lethbridge 310-6thSt.S REMUS TELEVISION LTD. MMURV FROZEN PRICE SALE All our on portable and color TVs cassettes, and appliances froze at mid 1974 prices. KK Compare these 18" Color TV 2 only.......................... 26" Color TV 100% solid slate from Ringo Gold rone..................... Guaranteed Service REMUS TELEVISION LTD. 624 13th St. N. 328-9759 ;