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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE UTHMIDGE HIUID Wtdn.sday, January 16, 1972 A survival manual for unnwed mothers TORONTO (CP) A "sur- vival" manual (or the many unwed mothers who today arc keeping their children is being produced by the Ontario Asso- ciation of Children's Aid Soci- eties. The booklets will be sold lor 10 cents each to the associa- tion's 57 member societies in the expectation they will be dis- tributed to schools, clinics and doctors' offices. The book was advertised in the December issue of the asso- ciation Journal as A Handbook lor Unmarried Parents, a Sur- vival Manual. One teen ager already has written in, enclosing 10 cents and saying although she is un- married she is keeping her child "and I want to survive." The booklet, written by the association's information olfi- cu1, Ruth D o e h 1 e r, warns against rushing into marriage foe-cause of p v e g n a n c y and weighs the pitfalls and benefits of having tha child by the girl's parents. "A forced marriage cai be a kind of prison for both part- she writes. "Children rs'sed in :uth a prison lire not happy." She says n girl may find it convenient to work, live at home and have her parents rtise the child. The emphasis is o: the fact that the CAS can help with ad- vice about prenatal c-arc-, nutri' lion, applying for fina'icij] hc'.p arranging temporary foster care white the molho.1 finds a place to Uvr, hnd a .'cjter home. Mrs', baahi'r says tlw booklet tries to the belief that CAS be aporoachcij unless the mother -ntends to give up her cliild. It lislj WHVS the CAS car. help as disusing t a e rights and obligiiions of th.3 father; to tell .-he child about his bii th as he jiws older and how (a cope with illegitimacy in the face of landlords, eo.ployers nod schools. For low-flyers' B 0 U R G 0 IN JALLIEU. France (AP) Denise Ghiselli was acquitted of narcotics charges because the strain of mariji-.ana that grew in her gar- den afler she planted a birdseed mixture was weak stuff indeed, 'it only for parrels. can't help it if the marijuana seeds jrew better than the ;he said. Nixon 'sexually insecure' says feminist Ms Steinem WASHINGTON (Renter) Women's Liberation leader Glo- ria Steinem entered a former all-male stronghold Monday and .classified President Nixon as the most sexually insecure chief of state since Napoleon. Ms insists on the Ms (pronounced miz) tag because she says categorizing women as Miss or Mrs. is de- had a few femin- ist barbs for the press and men in general. She spoke at the Na- tional Press Club, which opened its doors to women last year. Wearing a blue body stocking, tight blue jeans and the round wire-rimmed spectacles which have become her trademark, she won admiring glances from the male members .of the audi- ence "I'm of the opinion that Rich- ard Nixon is the most sexually insecure chief of state.since Na- she said. "We're net c r a z i e the long-haired brunette said of the Women's Liberation Movement. "We are trying to bring about a real revolution in our human culture so that we can think of each other as humans and not define people by sex or race." She criticized the press for not reporting women's activi- ties "All the papers ever print about women is news about can- ning pickles and quilting rugs. There's a lot more going on." DRY CLEANING SPECIALS! LADIES' OR MEN'S SUITS (MIX OR MATCH) INCLUDING SHORT JACKET PANT SUITS, EACH LADIES' PLAIN ONE PIECE DRESSES NO CHARGE FOR PICK-UP AND DELIVERY BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS 317 10th ST. S. (MASONIC BLDG.) PHONE 327-5771 1 LOOKING OVEK THf WORK Regional director of Victorian Order of standing, Margaret Stanchtr- wick, helps to iron out some of the problems that have come up for Islay Arnold, president of the board of management for the Lelhbridge VON. VON investigates home care plan Do-it-yourself divorce kit result of lawyers9 high fees MONTREAL (CP) A do-it- yroirself divorce for only Not poor enough to qualify for legal aid and not rich enough to a lawyer, Monlrenler fiheila Hucke picked her way through the maze of legal (Hires and emerged with a di- vorce decree in hand and only f 167 out of pocket. Now that she has been through tt herself, Mn. Hudte, t mother o( two, wants to help other people who can't afford UK fees charged by divorce lawyers. "For n simple case like mine, I think lawyers should set a lower she says. "A lot of people would have trouble even getting together." Mrs. Hucke was lucky in that her case was a simple one of three-year desertion and non- cupport, a legally-defined ground for divorce; and all she had to da was follow exact pro- cedure and hope for nbe pest. PROCESS DIFFICULT MO nbe began to look inin divorce hi 1170 five years after a legal lepmtion from her hus- band, found that despite C n a d a liberalized divorce lawi, the process was compli- cated and tanyers' fees ranging from ItSO' to igh, Her first investment was a JJ-cent copy of the Canada Di- vorce Act. Her next was.a.75- cent copy of the Superior Court of Quebec, Rules of Practice Concerning Divorce, which she stumbled on while snooping in a bookstore. With this as her guide and some telephone advice from Legal Aid and lawyers, site typed out her petition for di- vorce and filed it in February, 1071. The filing alone cost Canada's divorce laws stipu- late that once the divorce is filed with the court, notification of this must be placed for two days" running in a French- and an English-language newspaper if the whereabouts of the spouse are unknown. This cost her TO SERVE "I had no idea where my hus- band raid Mrs. Hucke, adding that it Is much cheaper if you know where your spouse is and can serve him with di- vorce papers .through a bailiff, whose fee is only Court was a bit of an experi- ence, said Mrs. "with everybody in black gowns and looking like hawks." But a sym- pathetic judge helped her ques- tion her witness, a friend, who testified she had known Mrs, Hucke for six years and had never seen her husband. A few minutes later it was over and the divorce granted. Mrs. Hucke bad to wait three months before receiving her di- vorce absolute decree, allowing the spouse a last chance to ap- pear and contest the divorce if he should 60 wish. Armed with her experience and convinced that Ore law is not within the reach of the peo- ple, Mrs. Hucke is determined to set up a community legal aid clinic. "I'm not trying to put lawyers out of she said. ''I'm just trying to get lawyers help- ins people." Costs for Sliiela Hucke's do- it-vourself divorce: Court copies of documents filing divorce petition newspaper Inser- tions ?M; court steno certi- ficate of non-appeal Total: local ha of ppening Old lime and western square dance classes will be held in Taber on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Hammon School This is being held in conjunc- tion with the recreation depart- meat. Everyone welcome. Members of the Margaret Hartley Past Presidents Club will meet at the home of Mrs. W. A. S. Johnstone, 1253 6 Ave. S., on Thursday at 8 p.m. Hamilton Home and School will present a preview of films presented by the Family Ser- vices Bureau on sex education and family living on Thursday at p.m. to fol- low. All interested parents an asked to attend and be a part ot the decision-making group. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Do you have a tuning audio rasps, and your video is out of focus." Former nurse in charge o the Victorian Order of Nurses service in Letbbridge, and pres- ent regional director for Alber- ta and Saskatchewan, Marga- ret Slanderwick, visited the city recently. Miss Standenviclc met with the Lethbridge VON nurses and board of directors to discuss problems incurred by them, see to the supervision of the nurses, and to act as a "sounding board" and "interpreter" be- twen the national office anc local members. Her work necessitates visits to. the 10 branches in her dis- trict several times during the year and includes the discus- sion of new ideas that might be brought into an area. The Lethbridge VON organ- ization has expressed the hope of initiating a Irome care pro- gram. Miss Standerwick urged the GREEN'S ANNUAL JANUARY SHOE SALE CONTINUES AND FURTHER REDUCTIONS ON MOST LINES SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION. MEN'S SHOES Savage, Rand, Torino. Reg. to NOW ONLY Pedwin, Hush Pupple, Crosby Square Jogging Shoes Reg. lo NOW ONLY 14.99 7.99 WOMEN'S HEEL HUGGER PUMPS Short and Discontinued lines only. Regular lo JANUARY CLEARANCE 14 TEENERS' SHOES by Marie Way Loafers, etc. SELECTION Reg. lo NOW ONLY SELECTION Reg. to NOW ONLY 5.99 7.99 WINTER BOOTS INCLUDING SKI-DOO nnd FASHION BOOTS Reg. to NOW PAIR 7-89 i and CHILDREN'S SHOES MUST BE CLEARED Chlldren't winter booti included, lunar Brown Savege Claiimato. Reg. to NOW ONLY DRESS PUMPS SANDALS LA VALLEY-GOLD CROSS-PAVEL Selection Reg. to NOW ONLY SAVAGE-WOOLEY-ROSITA Selection Rag. to NOW ONLY........ 12 ITA 7-99 PURSES A Mice Selection NOW ONLY 5-00 ALL WINTER BOOTS Off S SHOES ON SIXTH STREET SOUTH OPEN WED. TILL 6 P.M.-THURS. TILL 9 P.M. board to consider the need for such a program within the community. She said in order for such a program to start, there must clearly be a direct purpose for it; specifically, to have hospi tal bed space utilized fully when the situation K acute. Then, an extension of the VON services would be warranted. At OK present tune, the nun- Ing care of the order include! the city and a 15 mile radius outside the city. Baby visits are restricted to city limits In accordance with public health regulations. Financial support for the VON is received from donations of service organizations and pri- vate individuals, fees of the pa- tients, and through the collec- tions of the United Appeal. The proposed home care pro- gram would act as an extension of home nursing care services already provided. The program, if inaugurat- ed, would serve those who would otherwise be hospitaliz- ed. It would provide housekeep- ers, homemakers, meals on wheels, and other health ser- vices such as physiotherapy. Before such a program can begin, it must first be estab- lished whether the community has need of it, and if it would perform an essential service. The board is considering the possibility of such a service being set up in the city, but no decision has yet been made. an a out of town The Ladies' Auxiliary to Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children recently held a lunch- eon meeting at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant with 32 members present for the elec- tion of officers. Named honorary president was Mrs. George Lomas, with Mrs. August Hann as president, Mrs. Ray Sprinkle, first vice- president, Mrs. Gilbert Wells, second vice-president. Mrs. Mike Batycky, record- ing s e c r e t a r y, Mrs. James Norric, corresponding secre- tary, Mrs. Jack Waterhouse, treasurer, Mrs. Carol sbad, press convenor, Mrs. Hope Ferguson, social con- venor, and Mrs. Vera McDon- ald, sick and visiting. Directors for two years are: Mrs. Eric Howe, Mrs. Walter Page, Mrs. Maurice Lloyd. Directors for year: Mra. 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