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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Women in Parliament have had their ups and downs OTTAWA At the opening session of the 14th Parliament 52 years a 31-year-old schoolteacher brought a startling new look to the House of Commons. The teacher was one of 64 a group of third party dissidents elected from rural areas of Ontario and the west. But it was not party affiliation which made the Agnes stand out. As the MP Irom South-East Grey in she was the first woman to take a place in the House Since 21 other women have won Commons but the representation of temales in Parliament has had its ups and downs. The largest number of women ever to sit in the Commons at one time has been following the 1963 election. The Parliament that ended last month had five women With a record number of 135 women standing as candidates in the July 8 federal that total may be increased even though Grace Maclnnis. the New Democratic Party veteran from is retiring. But if a substantial number of women it will be a dramatic shift away from the pattern set in the last 50 years. When Miss Macphail won her riding in the 1921 women had been allowed to vote federally for three years. She was the only winner among four females who stood as can- didates in 1921. Still to come was the fascinating debate over whether women were under the Brit- ish North America controversy that arose when a group of women decided to test whether females could be appointed to the Senate. Court said no The Supreme Court of Canada said but the Privy Council in England over-ruled that decision in 1929. The council was then the final court of appeal for Canadians. A vocal MP and outspoken advocate of prison reform and other social Miss Macphail made a significant imprint on the country. But although several other women were elected to the Commons it was not until 1957 that a female was invited to join the cabinet. In that Ellen Fairclough from Hamilton joined the Diefenbaker cabinet first as secre- tary of then as citizenship and immigration minister and postmaster-general. It was largely through her efforts as an opposition member that a federal law providing for equal pay for equal work by women was passed. When the Pearson government took power in Judy a Niagara Falls was appointed health and welfare minister. As she helped to lay groundwork for social as the Canada Pension Plan and medical was introduced later in the 1960s. Later as secretary of she was in charge of the Centennial Year celebrations. The controversial Miss LaMarsh left politics when Prime Minister was selected head of the Liberal Party. She had backed Paul Hellyer for the leadership and he later shifted his allegiance to the Progressive Conservatives. Suffered decline After the 1963 when Miss LaMarsh and then-Liberal Pauline Jewett were among the six women the fortunes of females in federal politics suffered a decline that count- ered trends toward greater women's participation in society. Five years after the 1968 Mrs. a battler for women's equality and consumer was the only female in the 264-seat Commons. In she was joined by Conservative Flora MacDonald and the and Liberals Jeanne now science Monique Begin and Albanie Morin All have been active members since Miss MacDonald as the Conservative critic on Indian and northern Miss Begin on Commons committees and Mrs. Sauve in the cabinet. During the capital punishment debate Mrs. Morin proposed an amendment that would have provided the death penalty for rapists who murder their victims That proposal was .defeated. The total of 135 female candidates is nearly double the previous record of 71 set in 1972. Of the 42 are running for the 20 for the 11 for the Conservatives and eight for Social Credit. The other 54 are standing for the Communists and Marxist-Leninists or running as independents. Many of the women candidates still are likely to be regarded by feminists as sacrificial running in seats that are safe bets for male poli- ticians of other parties. racing Diefenbaker Of the 42 NDP women for 13 are running in Quebec and seven in Al- provinces in which the party never has won a federal seat. Another is facing former prime minister John Diefenbaker in Prince Sask. Six of the 11 Conservative women candidates are standing in where the party has not had much snd five of the eight Social Credit women are running outside that province. All 15 Social Credit members now are from Quebec. Many of the Liberals are facing incumbents with solid Conservative or NDP majorities. As a woman who has successfully run for Miss MacDonald says she has had to try harder in her campaigns than a male would. She said in an interview Thursday that there still are a large number of sacrificial but several women candidates have good chances to win July 8. She said it is not enough for parties to put up female candidates in ridings where there is no chance of success easy to put a woman in and say. 'See. we're taking a virtuous approach to Some reservation Miss MacDonald said there still is some reservation among large portions of the public as to whether women can handle the job Sylva Gelber. director oJ the federal government's women's agrees with Miss MacDonald's views Both men and women see federal politics as no place for she savs. Women 'responsible' tTHE BETTER HALF for higher crime rate LONDON. Ont Emancipated women will be responsible for a higher proportion of North American crime in the next 25 Prof. Kevin Tierney of Wayne State Universi- ty Law School. said last week. own theory would be that once women compete with men. they will fight at least as dirty as Prof. Tierney said in an interview following the 20th Annual United Nations Seminar at the University of Western Ontario The women who will be living liberated roles in the future will have the same opportunities as men with one Prof. Tierney said. will be beneficiaries of society's residual feelings that they are Fewer women are involved in crime at he because female teen age offenders are treated differently from male delinquents tendency with female delinquents is to out them through a civil process rather than the criminal he said easier for them to avoid the stigma of conviction He also suggested that while many male delinquents tend to remain involved in women seem to run out of steam. This was perhaps due to social or biological he said. But he added that the relative passivity of women is purely the process of conditioning and that the liberation of women will be accompanied by a marked increase in the level of physical aggression by women Male-female frequency of involvement in murder and including is he said. But more social opportunity for women will create more drunk-driving offences and more crimes associated with sexual promiscuity. By Barnes year I used his entire crop to garnish a dish of Ann Landers Rose grower wins medal Lethbridge rose grower Charles Bauer captured three classes at the Canadian National Rose Show in PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. Toronto recently. He won the Canadian Rose Society silver medal for highest aggregate score in class group of class group of three and class single rose The roses in class 95 included Wendy Chrysler Josephine Bruce and two First Prize. Class 96 included three Tropicanas and Class 96 a Red Planet. Mr Bauer first won this event in Canada's premier rose show in 1968 He followed HELP US TO HELP OTHERSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing. Furniture. Toys. Household Effects Call 328-2860 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 lit AVE. S. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. N. Regular Wednesday Night p.m. 25 MONEY EXTRAS This week's Jackpot in 59 Numbers 5 cards cards pay double Door Prizt one under' 6 years allowed to play Lethbridge DlUPll Wednesday Fish Game Assoc. DlklUU at 8 p.m. JACKPOT IN 58 NUMBERS 3 4th 8th 10th S25 in 7 GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE FREE CARDS EA6LES HALL 13th ST. N. FREE GAMES _________ No Children Under 16 MERRELL'S MATERNITY STORE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT WHILE IN CALGARY FOR THE STAMPEDE SEE US AT THE CHINOOK RIDGE LOWER MALL EVERYTHING FOR THE MOTHER TO BE JEANS 12 95 PHONE 255-0565 Dear Ann I've been interested in the letters describing rudeness to sales clerks and vice versa. Having been a clerk in a supermarket for ten I have drawn up a list of to make shopping more enjoyable for everyone. Don't use a basket Rush to the checkout line with your arms loaded with groceries and ask if you can go ahead of .the others because you are dropping things. They will feel sorry for you and say yes. When there's a big order just ahead of put your few items on the belt and get them mixed in with the other order. The checker won't mind refiguring after she's rung them all up together. It breaks up the monotony of her day. After your bag is packed full with all the cans on the ask the checker if she's mind fishing out the can of coffee at the bottom and putting it in a separate bag because it's for your sister. Wait until the checker has 97 cents worth of change and a few bills in her hand and then tell her you just happen to have a load of pennies you want to get rid of. Wait till all the groceries are rung up and then start digging in your purse for your checkbook and pen. When you can't find your ask if anyone in the line can lend you theirs. People love to do these small favors. It makes them feel useful. Wait till the busiest hours of the day a.m. and and telephone the meat department and ask if they have pickled herring. It will give the butcher an opportunity to walk the length of the store and back. He'll love Everyone needs exercise. When you are shocked senseless by the high prices of some of the complain loud and clear to the checker. After you can't get to the people who set the but the checker is right a perfect target so let her have it with both barrels. Of Supermarket Tangles Dear While your letter might be amusing to I can see why checkout people grow old before their time. I marvel at their saintly patience. Thanks for writing. Dear Ann When I read the letter from the teenx.' age girl with fcriew I had to speak my piece. I've had 40 years of it. U7VtAn T seizure and my parents learned I had they were so ashamed of it that they never told not even our closest relatives I was watched carefully and instructed to give a signal if I felt a seizure coming on so Mom or Dad or Sis could take me into another room at once. Several years when medication to control seizures was I was one of the first to use it. I must say it worked wonders for me. Periodic and carefully regulated doses made it possible to function in a completely normal way. Now I can get by with a small dose of Dilatin. I never even think about my because it's been so long since I've had a seizure. tell your readers who are ashamed of being epileptic that almost all royal families have at least one. Mrs. No Name Dear Mrs. Too bad you're keeping your illness such a dark secret. People such as you could do a great deal to boost the morale of other epileptics and help educate the public. Come out ot the and be of service to humanity. Confidential to In What Direction Goest The person who thinketh by the inch but talketh by the deserveth to be kickethed by the foot. Is alcoholism ruining your Know the danger signals and what to do. Read the Hope and by Ann Landers. Enclose 35c in coin with your request and a self-addressed envelope to Ann P.O. Box 111. 60654. WeeWhimsv X-V Michael will bri sent the onginM an his quote Spntl vnur nunfJMinn trt thi. rtmruu II Ms Pre-conditions important before community clinics are launched By MANFRED JAGER Special to The Herald TORONTO Dr. James W. medical director of the Steel Company of warned that many types of community clinics must be tried before health planners will know which kind of facility serves best and costs least. Part of a discussion team which also included Dr. John Hastings of the author of the federal government's 1972 study report on community health the Hamilton physician told the Canadian Medical Association that there must be a number of very important pre-conditions before community clinics can safely and confidently be launched Dr. Charters had been as- signed the antagonist role in -The Herald Family the with Dr Hastings taking the role of the protagonist Where community health centres are to be set up they must be part of a pluralistic said Dr. Charters. consensus about com- prehensive service seems to be that community participation must be recognized and that any financial barriers to entry into the system must be and that commensurate with the right to health increased responsibility must be developed in the client for his own health said the physician. 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