The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
14-THE LETHBftlDQE HERALD Monday, JiniMry 21, 1t74 Herald- Family society tolerates singles9 By JUDY KLEMESRUD New York Times Service NEW YORK The Barnard Columbia alumni social committee, a year old group referred to by some of its members as "the city's most intellectual singles club" gathered the other night to hear one of the city's most intellectual singles, Dr. Margaret Mead. She told them, among other things, that America's 43 million single adults "are being tolerated by society right now because, on a whole, society does not want more children right now." The 72 year old, silver haired anthropologist then went on to warn that the single life style would one day be frowned upon again, Mon., Jan. 28th Jackpot Nos. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Cards Pay Double Door Prize Free Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards or 5 for 13th St. arid 6th Ave. "A" N. No children under 16 allowed "the minute we get worried for fear that we don't have enough people. "And when that she said, flailing the air with her right hand, "women's rights will be immediately contravened again, and so, perhaps, will things like contraception and abortion." Speaking on "singles: past and Dr. Mead addressed an overflow crowd of about 400 members of the social committee which was formed last April by five disgruntled Barnard College graduates who were tired of the traditional New York singles scene and its associated "demeaning singles bars." Dr. Mead likened the present singles situation with that of Europe in the Middle Ages. "They were terribly afraid of overpopulation in those days, too. Therefore, people could be single, and both men and women would consider seriously whether they want to get married, or go away and" live in a monastery." The 1950's ushered in what Dr. Mead called "an attack of matrimony" in this country. "There was absolute panic, with everybody getting she said. "In those days, it was almost impossible for single people to live together. Girls who formed co operative living arrangements, for example, had to explain how much they hated group living, and that they really wanted to get married." Women blame selves for low-place jobs OTTAWA (CP) There are still not enough women in high places in the federal civil service, and it's partly their own fault. That was the view of most speakers recently at a first ever conference of the role of women- in the public service. But men'in high places also came in for a share of the blame at the first session of the two-day meeting. About 10 per cent of the 185 delegates were men. One speaker, Marina Robillard, a director in the Indian affairs department, said executives should look more closely at their female secretaries-and clerks "they may be potential executives." "Women have proved their ability in public relations, managing MPs' campaigns and their husbands' social obligations yet there are only BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avt. N. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th AT 8 P.M. Firtt Jackpot In 57 Jackpot In 58 Not. Free and 25t Der Card. 5 3 Free Prise -No children unaer 16 Spontered byA U U C ASSOCIATION In metal class Wendy Jarvis files iron in metal-working class at Base Bordon at Barrie, Ont. She is one of 10 girls on the course, part of the response by the Canadian Forces to recommendations by the 1967 royal commission on the status of women that women be accepted on an equal basis in trades previously open to male servicemen. Lack of attention impairs child growth TEENAGERS! Twelve Week Course in Modelling and Self-Improvement REGISTRATIONS Monday. January p.m. at Lakeview School of Dancing 300412th S. or Phom Limited number accepted. Special guest speakers with fashion show to conclude course. By PETER MICHAELSON MONTREAL (CP) Thou- sands of children might be languishing in the arms of de- pressed mothers in financially well-off homes, held back in their physical and mental development because of lack of attention, Dr. Katerina Haka-lkse of Toronto said this week. Many mothers are incapable of providing adequate physical care as well as a warm intimate relationship with their children because of depression and mental-illness problems, Dr. Haka-lkse, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, told the annual meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As a result, the children showed slow development, and were inactive, sober, FABRIC SALE irritable and tolerated minor stresses poorly. In a study of nine families in the Toronto area with children between eight months and four years, she found that the mothers had few expectations for their children but wanted only peace and quiet. The women had poor marital relations and the husbands were usually hostile. All the mothers were se- riously depressed but were not abusive toward their children. There was love for the children but the mothers' preoccupations with their own sad feelings prevented them from responding to the children's needs. When the mother and child of the families first visited Dr. Haka-lkse in the child development clinic of the Hospital for Sick Children, "they clung to one another in an impersonal way and did not speak to one another or offer comfort." As a result of follow-up care, including visits to the homes by public health nurses, seven mothers and their children were showing signs of improvement. The mothers tended to be unaware that their children's slow development was due to a lack of stimulation, she said. Pediatricians had re- ferred the women and child- ren to her because they had observed the children's aber- rations during routine check- ups. However, pediatricians should be more alert to maternal illness when they encounter certain aberrations in a child, she said. In many cases, such situ- ations would go unrecognized until children are identified as "slow learners" in the school system. Dr. John Guy of the Janeway Child Health Centre in St. John's, Nfld., told doctors that trauma or injury is the leading cause of death in children, yet pediatricians spend more time studying diseases that cause far fewer deaths in childhood. Dr. Guy said an education program should be started in schools each spring to alert children to the dangers of accidents in summer when most "These education programs should emphasize common danger areas and the practice of good safety habits." He also said physicians car- ing for children should have a practical knowledge of injury control and be able to spend time on this. ACRYLIC SINGLE KNITS POLY-COTTON 60" wide yd. Single Meg. S3.M yd. YD. YD. 1 959 POLY-WOOL Suitable for and Reg.tS.4Byd............ YD. WOOL FLANNEL M" wide, rteg.tS.Hyd.....YD. 3 4 99 i 99 Milfll till 1 199 YD FANNY'S FABRIC FACTOBY This Week's END IRON LETHBRIDGE LTD The Largest Selection in Lethbridge 1239 2nd S. (OW John Phorw 329-3355 MOMtay thru tMiiTMy fcJO to f :M p.m. Thurtdtf MM FrMaiy fcM to p.m. PrteM In effect Jan. 21 to 2 LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT 326 6th S. Wo reserve the right to limit quantities two top level women information officers." Denise Moncion of treasury- board said she is disappointed secretaries do not react more vocally to their new category classification "which remains basically unchanged." Public service secretaries are classified according to their bosses' rank, rather than by their own experience and ability. This could easily be changed, she said, "with enough pressure." Carol Lutes, an adviser in the regional economic expansion department, said women public servants must keep themselves informed of career upgrading programs and be aggressive in their pursuit of better job opportunities. NO WAY OUT "We don't want the career ladder for women to be a rungless she said, business big for worm king ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) Bill Halbert aims to be the worm king of the world. The 29-year-old former nov- elty salesman is well on the way with his-North American Bait Farms. Raising worms for bait is a billion-a-year business nationally. Halbert's sales topped 000 last year and may reach this year, he said. "There are about 25 million licensed fishermen in this Halbert said. "It's increasing at nearly two million each year. If each of those new fishermen purchases just in worms during the year, the increase amounts to million." North American Bait is ex- panding as fast as it can but is hampered by a shortage of redworms, nightcrawlers and meal worms. Halbert can't get enough nightcrawlers from Canada so he hopes to be the first dealer to import Extraction care plan opposed MOOSE JAW (CP) The use of dental nurses with two years training to perform some fillings and extractions under the Saskatchewan government's proposed children's dental care plan has been criticized by a member of the council of the College of Dental Surgeons. Dr. Bill Mullen, in an interview, said it takes five years to become a qualified dentist. Dental nurses will do simple fillings, baby tooth extractions and other tasks as directed by dentists. Dr. Mullen said the dental nurses should be used only for preventive work and should not perform fillings and extractions. them from South and Central America. "We ship worms all over the nation and have little Halbert said. "Occasionally a box will be crushed at the post office but usually there is no problem. They'll live 10 days to two weeks in a crate." SETS UP OTHER As a means of expanding, Halbert is setting up other people in business as worm farmers. "I need all the breeders I can he explained. "Anyone with a backyard and five minutes a day can earn money from worms." He will set up anyone in the redworm business for "For that they'll get worms, compost and instruc- tions about raising the worms. In five minutes they can learn all they have to know to be successful. All they have to do is build the three-by-eight-foot bin." North American Bait pays the breeder a pound for all the bait-sized worms pro- duced. Theoretically, a batch will multiply to 6.4 mil- lion worms in a year. There are about 500 worms to a pound. However, it takes about six months for a worm to mature and only full-grown worms are marketable. That's a herd in a year, if you sell all the mature adults. All this from an animal that eats manure. adding that women have had their career opportunities blocked by being thrown into support categories with "with no way out." Jean Charron, director general of the staffing branch of the public service commission, outlined some career development programs within the service but passed the mandate of getting something done to the women themselves. Taking external factors into account, Mr. Charron said women must fight stereotyping which pictures their careers as located solely in beautifully equipped kitchens or government typing pools. Ross Anderson director of the public service commission's anti- discrimination branch, said discrimination in promoting women still exist despite new government policy in effect since 1970. Sylva Gelber, director of the women's bureau of the labor department, said women should not cover up their own inabilities to meet job demands by saying they are discriminated against on a sex basis. The problem of women working and raising families was brought up by two speakers. Freda Paltiel, an adviser on the welfare and social status of women with the department of health and welfare, said networks must be established to women who work and raise families. Support must come from the family, trade unions and community groups as well as the government, she said. Irene Johnson, of the public service commission, said the government is trying tc develop more part time work for women who don't want to lose their occupational skills while they raise their families. More sunshine LONDON (AP) Central London's winter sunshine has increased by 70 per cent since -1962 'asj'the result of clean air legislation, the official hand- book Britain 1973 said. More than 5.2 million homes and businesses are under smoke control. PUBLIC BINQO _ 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Wort) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upatalra) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. Jackpot In 58 Jackpot in 5 or Sears Recall Notice Anyone who has purchased or received a Kenmore hand held Stock Marked LR 235 75 540W, 120 volts, 60 cycle, type F6 59247, made in West Germany and purchased since July 30, 1973 should now return it to a Simpsons-Sears store or Catalogue Centre for a full credit.