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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers 'Proper perspective Dear Ann Call me whatever but I must get this off my mind. For years I travelled with crummy luggage. Finally I decided to do without a few other things and buy myself some really classy travelling a matched even if it took me two years. Which it did. In the past three months four relatives have asked if they could borrow my luggage. I said like a damned to the first per- son. Although she took only one piece the it looked as if it had been kick- ed at least halfway. Her only comment know how careless the airlines After I decided to say no to everyone who asked So now they are mad at me The last sorehead is going on a trip that will cost her Wouldn't you think she could afford to buy some decent luggage instead of trying to borrow The Target Dear I know of very few people who lend things and keep their friendships in- tact Better to say and let somebody else be mad than to say and be the one who is. Dear Ann I don't trust my own judgment anymore. Please put your brains in my head for a few minutes. I went with Brad for four years. When I say I mean five evenings a week and sometimes the lasted till the next if you get what I mean We are both in our late 20s and have talked about marriage Three months Brad began to have headaches His doctor said he needed a change. He announced think I need another girl I nearly died of the shock. Within three weeks he married a blonde from the steno pool at his office. It nearly killed me. They weren't back from their homeymoon ten days when Brad started to call begging me to see him. Yesterday he came to my cried his eyes said he had made a terrible was getting a divorce and could we pick up where we left off. I asked him if he wanted to marry me. He I think we should get Is he crazy9 What should I Undy Sided Dear he's crazy. And if you take up with him again you are too. Dear Ann I have been reading your column for many but the most helpful bit of advice I ever got was that off-beat from a reader on how to fall asleep when you are tense. She said the tongue is one of the strongest muscles in the body and when a person is up- the tongue usually tenses up. Her suggestion to relax the tongue in the middle of the get it away from the roof or from the teeth was just terrific. Bless her. Bless you. I tried it that very night and had the best night's sleep in ages. You're a old girl. Jim From Atlanta Dear honey. I like too Pleasant dreams. What's What's If you aren't you need some help. It's available in the and Petting What Are the Mail your request to Ann P.O. Box Illinois enclosing in coin and a self-addressed envelope. Miss Dominion of Canada Sandy a 21-year-old model from was chosen the new Miss Dominion Canada this week in Niagara Falls. She will represent Canada in more than 400 appearances and travel miles in the next year. GM seats redesigned DETROIT General Motors says a proposed United States safety standard for children's car seats would outlaw its popular child and infant car seats even though they have received high ratings for safety. GM said it would have to take the seats off the market if the U.S. transportation department's stricter stan- dards are adopted for the fall of 1975. The company has sold 000 safety seats for children since it began marketing them a year ago. The proposed safety stan- dard specifies that a child's head cannot move more than 18 inches from the seat back in Janei Skelton will be sent the original art for her quote Send your child's quotation to this paper Back-room abortions still take toll Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next The bus for Medicine Hat will leave the centre at a.m. Dancing will be held at 2 p.m. There are no tickets left for the Medicine Hat and all tickets being held for any day trips must be picked up and paid for by otherwise they will be sold. The centre is starting a dai- ly phone service and would like to hear from people who are lonely or shut ins and interested in receiving a call. The centre will also accept names of senior citizens who would like to have small repairs done around their homes. Austrian women step ahead NEW YORK Though she refuses to take credit for the Elfriede Karl reports im- provement in the status of women in where she has been secretary of state for family policy and women's rights since 1971. whole government and the Social Democratic party have worked toward this said Miss who was attending an international conference in New York. Thanks to recent starting Jan. abortions will be permitted in Austria under regulations similar to those in the United States. is not ei- ther from a sociological view or from the view of the woman she said the option must remain open. Our emphasis is on the Since Austria has no surplus family planning is considered from the stand- point of the rather than as a means of controlling population. married or receive free medical attention during pregnancy and get a year's leave from their job after giving birth. we are not seeking to encourage large said Miss Karl. laws have been enacted to help peo- ple who already have children and to prevent women from having abortions for economic In 40 per cent of all women are in the work she said. Occupations and pro- fessional groups where women are concentrated include health textile and garment saleswomen and unskilled fac- tory workers. In theory there is equal pay but in practice women's work is undervalued. and more parents are giving their daughters a better Miss Karl said. there are still fewer women in the univer- sities than about 25 per cent are Having achieved abortion Austrian women now are demanding modern laws pertaining to the such as the legal relationship between children and parents and between husband and wife. Under present laws a man can prohibit his from working and the husband has authority over the children. of the laws date back to 1811 and do not correspond to the structure of today's' Special to The Herald TORONTO Dr. Otto associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of told the Canadian Medical Association recently there are still too many back-room abortions in this country because while is not legal enough to make it a matter of consultation between the patient and her physician without involvement of others. The step which would put abortion into the proper perspective as far as doctors and their patients are said the Winnipeg should be legislation to eliminate the need to refer planned abortions to hospital abortion committees before they can be carried out. Dr. Schmidt received support in his even before he delivered his from fami- ly practitioner Dr. Bette Stephenson of the new president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Stephenson said she will press the new federal government for just such in concurrence with a medical association resolu- tion which has been on the books of the associ- ation for the last two years but which has not received the high-priority lobbying it might have had. Not only is she the president of the member medical said Dr. Stephenson succeeded internist Dr. Peter Banks of I also happen to be a Dr. Schmidt told the CM and antipathy on the part of many medical practitioners with heavy appointment schedules have made direct access to health care in a quasi-emergency situation difficult for many women seeking and particularly for the very young. of exposure precipitates seeking advice far from even out of the from physicians not known to from hospital and other out-patient and in many in- stances from back-room Dr. a past president of the Manitoba Medical said no detailed figures on the number of Canadian back-room abortions are available. What is is that the number of out-of-country abortions is increasing at a rapid clip Dr. Schmidt noted. During 1972 he there were abortions of Canadians in the State of New York an increase from a year earlier. In Canada during 1972 there were up from during 1971. methods of family planning readily available to all but the young and programs of sex education in the schools for the have neither prevented nor reduced the incidence of unwanted said the Winnipeg ob- stetrics professor. young or single or requesting therapeutic have volunteered that they were aware of methods of but at that moment in time had not anticipated sexual intercourse. Many women going off the pill for a this has been advocated by the medical nothing. male partner is demonstrating increas- ing indifference to the use of contraception on his part. There would seem to be a tendency to fall back on abortion in the event of an un- wanted But Dr. Schmidt warned against the resorting to abortion as a birth control saying that the incidence of complications after such procedure indicating the need for responsibility on the part of both the medical practitioner and the patient in making the final decision. those who claim that abortion under optimal operative conditions is merely another method of family lack wide experience of a procedure which is neither simple nor Dr. Schmidt made eight among them that no woman should be denied an abortion on that the decision should only involve her physician and not a hospital abortion that psycho-social research related to unwanted pregnancies should be made finan- cially possible and that all reference to therapeutic abortion should be deleted from the Criminal Code. Controversy rocks Scottish Hebrides Weavers suspended for using motors Herald London Bureau ABERDEEN There is a scene in the 1950s classic film The Battle of the Sexes in which Peter Sellers drives up to a highland Croft with an American efficiency expert who is a woman. playing a crafty old executive in an old-fashioned Edinburgh cloth-weaving is fulfilling the request of the woman hired to moder- nize his firm to see fac- tory As she staggers back aghast at the sight of a man and wife operating a Sellers slyly observes that they have about another 150 crofts to visit before she sees the whole Time has stood still in the Scottish Hebrides since that film was made. Each time a Canadian buys a Harris tweed jacket in a department store the famous Orb stamp on the inside pocket tells him that he has bought an article whose cloth was woven on a hand loom in a croft in the outer off the northwest coast of Scotland. Today a roiv is in progress in these rugged islands battered by the restless Atlan- tic. Five weavers have been sus- pended for the cardinal sin of using an electric motor to weave the world-famed Harris tweed cloth. The suspensions have been ordered by the all-powerful Harris Tweed Association. What has sent shock waves throughout Scotland is the bold assertion by one of the that 80 per cent of the tweed being woven on the island of Lewis alone is being woven with the aid of electric motors. It was after a visit to Lewis by two inspectors of the association that the suspen- sions took place. These inspectors are responsible for policing the industry and for applying the ORB stamp to hand-woven cloth. Suspension means that no more yarn will be supplied to Unique plan lets elderly keep homes HALIFAX -The Gra- ham Royal Commission re- port suggests a unique way in which elderly persons could afford to remain in their own homes. The report recommends that any person over 65 years of age with less than a speci- in- come should have the option of selling his home to the p'rovince in return for an to be adjusted with the cost of living. He and his spouse would have the right to live in their home at a low rental until they die or choose to leave. The province would pay municipal property taxes. The commission says the program would cost the prov- ince very perhaps noth- since it would probably eventually sell the property at the five weavers and any cloth woven by them will not be stamped. Use of power on the single- width looms is strictly contrary to the definition of Harris tweed which must be hand-woven in the homes of islanders in the outer Hebrides. But the new generation of weavers is apparently less prepared to ignore the fact that the industrial revolution has taken place. THE BETTER HALF Kenny who is one of the five 80 per cent of the Harris tweed cloth woven to- day on this island is woven with the aid of a motor. You can buy a power outfit at Stor- noway for about takes a day and a half to weave an average length tweed by pedalling the loom. But with a motor you can produce the same tweed in a By Barnes day and it is a much better cloth because the tension is better. think weavers are just showing the industry that in this day and age it is time for a change in the definition of Harris tweed. The mills are not worried about power- woven neither are the buyers nor the weavers. It is only the This heresy has forced into confused silence the Hebri- dean spinners advisory com- mittee and the Transport and General Workers which represent the weavers. All that could be gleaned from a spokesman for the Harris Tweed Association in Inverness was the canny observation that is an unusual interpretation of how Harris tweed should be produced and maybe we'll have to send in the inspectors There isn't much equivoca- in the official leaflet of the which committee of manage- ment wish to remind weavers that all looms and premises in which they are housed must be available at all times for inspection by inspectors of the Harris Tweed Association and any other persons authorized by the association. weaver who refuses to allow immediate inspection of his loom and premises by au- thorized persons will have his name removed from master list of weavers prepared for the purposes of yarn distribution and the HTA will not certify any tweeds woven by Now a group of 70 Lewis weavers are getting together to appeal against the suspen- sions and to discuss the future of tweed. Says Kenny MacLennan. hope to persuade them to tell the association that it's time to end the you followed the recipe to the I think we can sue the author for everything he THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION REQUIRES BOOK KEEPER Fully experienced in Accounting. Payroll and monthly Financial Statements. MANAGER at 327-6644 There's one great reason why Acadian 400 is becoming so popular. RYE -EUOW ;