Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Action Teams Crusade Warning Thursday, July 2, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 21 Many Girls Led To Prostitution By ANTHONY WINNING PARIS (Reuters) Prosti- tution makes an annual profit of about in France and claims 20 new recruits women and children-every day, says an organization fighting white slavery. The organization, Action Teams against White Slavery, quotes these figures to back its crusade against the roots of prostitution. The main target of its cam- paign to arouse public opinion are procurers who corrupt in- nocent young girls, ensnare them into a life of vice and live off then- earnings. The headquarters of Action Teams are a small second- floor office here, packed with case histories of white slav- ery, violence and vice. One file tells of a girl who fell Into the clutches of a procurer in the southern French port of Toulon. The girl discovered that she was going to be sold into a brothel in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan, but she managed to scribble a note reporting her plight before she left France by air. The note was passed on to an Action Teams member who immediately called the organization's president, Jean Scclles, 70, a former politi- cian. Unable to reach a contact at international po- lice organization based here telephoned the French embassy in Abidjan. The embassy arranged for po- lice to be at Abidjan airport to meet the plane carrying the girl and the procurer. When the plane touched down, the procurer emerged with two girls. The authorities moved in, arrested him and later repatriated the two girls. "I am convinced there are girls leaving France this way all the said Vilette Mauchamp, one of Scelles' as- sistants. MOKE ARE MINORS She said women dis- appear every year in France and most of ttiem are never traced. More than half the girls .who vanish are minors, "and a big percentage are white she said. Mrs. Mauchamp said the Action Teams, set up 14 years ago and recognized by the government this year as an Marriage Suppresses Women Says Psychologist, Mother CLEVELAND, Ohio CAP) "Marriage as it is now struc- tured is great for men, but it's not really all that good for says Dr. Jessie Ber- nard, sociologist, author, mother of three. "Babies and young children are so illogical. Large quanti- ties of research will tell you they are tremendously depen- dent on vast quantities of love from a specific adult, usually then- says Dr. Cath- erine Chilhnan, psychologist, college dean, mother of three. This dialogue took place at the annual meeting of the American Home Economics As- sociation. Some home economists beard Dr. Bernard, of Washing- ton, D.C., and Dr. Chillman, of Frederick, Md., debate the pros and cons of working mothers, the sexual revolution and sub- urban living. MORE ARE DEPRESSED "More married women, .as compared to single women, are depressed, passive and phobic and show more psychosomatic PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. said Dr. Bernard. "The fact that women are willing to pay this price for marriage shows they need and want it, but can't devise ways of structuring marriage which would not impose such disabili- ties on them. "One of the discontinuities in the lives of women is the change in occupation which marriage imposes. Every wife becomes a housewife. It's been compared to a situation in which every man becomes a janitor upon marriage." Dr. Bernard, a women's lib- eration advocate, said mar- riage as a system will not come to an end, but will undergo great changes in the next dec- ade. She said families will be- come smaller, more will decide to remain childless, and women will have more free time for careers or graduate work. "The commitment will she said. 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PLEASE NOTE: To facilitate itaff vocations our store will net observe night shopping for month of July only. a safe vacation and remember ir's still PRASERS First For Fine ABRICS 320 7th St. South Lethbridge WNTUIVN official public-service organi- zation, lias two major tasks. The first is to put young girls on their guard against traps that could lead to a life of prostitution, such as black- mail, drugs and drink. Thisjs achieved by a national propa- ganda campaign in schools, and conferences to explain to youth groups, schools and par- ents the methods of procurers. The second aim is to act as a pressure group on the au- thorities to make sure that ex- isting vice laws are enforced, and to work for new measures to protect the young. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am worried about our 32-year- old son. He has an uncontrollable urge to do certain simple things over and over again in order to satisfy himself. For example, he must write at least two words with every crayon in the box before he puts the box away. He must empty Ms piggy bank and count all his savings every night before he goes to bed. Sometimes he counts the money three and four times. Three weeks ago I took him to our pediatrician. He said the child is mentally ill and needs help. When my husband learned the visits would cost each he said, "What non- sense! We can't afford it. Just make the kid STOP the Last night the boy was preparing for bed. He put his pajama tops on backwards, then frontwards, then back- wards, then frontwards. He was crying from frustration and kept repeating, "My mind makes me do His dad came into the room and shouted, "If you don't cut out this crazy stuff you'll have to spend the rest of your life in an insane Please tell me what to do. I am Worried Sick DEAR WORRIED: Insist that your husband talk to the boy's doctor. The father needs to have some understanding of the youngster's compulsive behavior. You have a sick child on your hands and he will probably become sicker if he is not treated. Threatening the boy will only make him more compulsive and possibly non-functional. If this happens, the visits mil seem like nothing compared with what will have to be done to make lam well. DEAR ANN LANDERS: A distant cousin moved to this city a few months ago. She has a charming husband and nice children who are the same age as ours. We have tried to be helpful done everything we can think of including finding them a lovely home hi our neighborhood. On three occasions, we invited friends in so they could meet interesting people. Herein lies the prob- lem. It seems whenever we are in a crowd, my cousin tells some tasteless "Do-You-Remember-When" story dating back to our childhood. Either her memory is a lot better than mine or she is a liar. Furthermore, I resent such lines as these: "As you know your mother's house was always a mess." And': "That was the evening your dad got so stiff they had to carry him out." Last night she volunteered this little knife in the back: "You always loved to come to our house on Sundays because you never had a date and you knew I'd have at least three extra fellows hanging, around." I'm beginning to think my cousin is not much of a friend. Am I super-sensitive? Her face is a study in sweet innocence when she makes these cutting remarks. It's hard to believe she is intentionally destructive. I need an unbiased opinion. How should I deal with her Way Back When DEAR WAY: The next time the Friendly Neighborhood Cobra surfaces with one of her well-masked attacks on your jugular, don't just sit thsre. Tell her in unmistakable lang- uage that her tongue is sharper than her memory and you don't know what in the world she is talking about. 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