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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UETHMIOCI HttAlD Friday, July 6, 1973 wing Anglican women end church conflict By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) The Math- ers' Union, world-wide Anglican women's movement, has voted to admit divorced women to membership, ending a four-year controversy which caused the Canadian branch to be sepa- rated from the parent body. The union's central council, composed of 300 delegates rep- resenting of them in cided to admit divorcees by a majority of 254 votes to seven at its recent annual meeting in Egham, Surrey. Membership now will be open to all women who are baptized and declare support for the ob- jects of the 97-year-old society. This also includes unmarried mothers. The vote, which follows a year of discussion on a 1972 re- port by the Bishop of Will- esden's commission recom- mending admittance of divorced mothers, automatically means the Canadian branch now is "back in the a union spokesman said. The Mothers' Union in Can- ada was put at loggerheads PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS IODGE ROOM EVERY THURS-8 p.m. with the Westminster-based parent body when the Anglican church in Canada decided to permit divorced persons to re- marry in church. Although Anglican churches throughout the world are inde- pendent of the Church of Eng- land, the Mothers' Union here has followed Canterbury's ca- nons, which still are against the principle of marrying divorcees in church. The Canadian branch had to change its name to the Cana- dian Mothers' Union to signify it no longer was affiliated to the parent body. The vote Wednes- day does away with the neces- sity for this, the spokesman said. A change of name may, in fact, have to be contemplated by the whole organization if an- other resolution tentatively ap- proved Wednesday by a show of hands is formally agreed at a future admit men to membership. DECISION PRAISED Mrs. Chad Varah, council president, said she was sur- prised at the size of the vote on divorced mothers but ,was glad a final decision had been made. Lady Baker, representing the diocese of Antigua in the Carib- bean, who spoke in favor of ad- mitting divorcees, said the un- ion had become "bogged down" with the question to the extent of becoming tagged as an anti- divorce society. "We should try to build Chris- tian homes, regardless of their marital she said. Rehab associations unify work efforts Members of an Opportunities for Youth project entertain senior citizens at Green Acres Lodge with songs and music at afternoon tea. The young people, who also run an information switchboard, provide daily entertain- Entertainment for an afternoon ment at individual homes and lodges in the city one day per week, They arrange programs, bingos and organize games for the residents. An improvement in commu- nication between workshops for the handicapped in Alberta was among the objectives discussed at a recent meeting of the Al- berta Association of Sheltered and Rehabilitation Workshops. The newly-formed association brought representatives to Cal- gary from all points in the province, and received support from those present in the fore- seen role of the organization. Affiliated with the Canadian Council of Rehablitation Work- shops, it will give local organi- zations a voice in national mat- ters, especially in relation to legislation, research and train- ing programs. Dave Stockham, director of the Lethbridge Rehabilitation Society was elected vice-presi- dent; with Malcolm Jeffries of the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded, named to the board of directors. Mr. Jeffries explained that objectives included in the con- stitution of the association were the standardization of intake forms, program terminology, the protection of trainees and clients through work contracts; Aiding in the development of Heath begins battle for beaten wives SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 3274070 CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JULY 6th O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Games in 7 NUMBERS-! 2th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR 25c EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 54 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY NUMBER DRAW WORTH Persons Under 16 Years Not .Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASH'S MEN'S CLUB By KEVIN DOYLL LONDON (CP) Bachelor Prime Minister Edward Heath has decided to turn his hand to one of the country's more pain- ful wife beating. Heath has promised opposi- tion MPs, whipped into a frenzy by reports of tortured wives, that he wfll undertake an im- mediate investigation of the is- sue. He has asked Labor MP Jack Ashley for his dossier contain- ing 900 of the most serious com- plaints in what one newspaper columnist calls the "tale of the battered brides." Ashley's report gives details the suffering some women un- dergo when they are beaten by their husbands. It also .provides evidence that both the police and local authorities are reluc- tant to intervene. One magistrate, quoted in the dossier, said: "Where the direc- tive came from, I do not know, but it is usual for the wife to be asked to try again, to listen to the probation officer, to give the husband another chance in spite of an excruciating amount of ill-treatment over a long pe- riod." Ashley made some of the wives' complaints public when he read their letters during a Commons debate. 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"He kicked me, stood on me and throttled me into in- sensibility time and again. I don't know if this was the cause, but our son was born blind and mentally retarded. "Even though my husband now is hi prison (not for beating me; he is too clever to be caught for that) I live hi fear of him. I dread the time when he will be released." Another woman wrote that it was of little use to call the po- lice after a beating. "The last assault my husband made on me during which I was knocked unconscious, happened at 11 p.m. The constable who came to the house in reply to my plea for help merely told my husband to go to bed and sleep his drink off. "He told me he could do noth- ing as they weren't allowed to interfere in domestic disputes and I would have to take a summons out against him my- self." PLEAS REJECTED Many of the beaten wives said they had sought help and accommodation from local housing and social service de- partments but had received little or no assistance. This was partially confirmed by two London social workers who wrote: "While acknoweldging that in some cases the beating of a wife by a husband is part of a relationship which gives some satisfaction to both parties, we still find in our work many cases where a wife would be only too glad to leave her hus- band if only she had somewhere to go. "Many housing departments and also some social workers assume that if a woman really wants to leave, she can over- come the obstacles in her own way." wives themselves, how- ever, seemed most concerned by the apparent indifference of the police. One typical wife's letter con- tended that throughout a year of beatings from her husband the police refused to intervene, saying it was a domestic matter and was no concern of theirs. SHOCKED BY POLICE "On the night I finally had to run for my this wife said, "I was appalled by the lack of help that the police were able to give. "They were called, but after the 'disturbance to was over, the police were unable to 'interfere with a ma- rital dispute', despite the fact that the few clotbes I had on had been ripped by my bus- band, that my nose was Heed- ing and that I was in a franti- cally shaking state. They said they were unable to drive me away from my home. "I had to hop in and out of front gardens, terrified all the time that my husband would catch up with me. The police did leave their car blocking our diiveway to give me a head start." It is still unclear bow long Heath's investigation wfll take, but the 96-year-old prime minis- ter seems determined to get to the bottom of the issue before tte ead cf tfaa year. j MALCOLM JEFFRIES director DAVE STOCKHAM vice-presMent handicapped wor the exchange of information be- tween provincial shops and rep- resentation on national levels. He added that the association would "work together so that both the handicapped and the associations can benefit work toward a common goal and unify our efforts." Members also elected, to serve on the executive at a re- cent one-day convention were Ken Delooze of Edmonton, pres- ident; Lothar Markwort of Ed- monton, treasurer and Mrs. Ruth Nelson of Calgary, secre- tary. Included on the board of di- rectors were Terry Ctoeroiawr sky of Edmonton; Mark Gibbs of Ponoka; Jerry Mulder of Mynarski Park; Nelson Long of Calgary and Grant Watson of Medicine Hat. South region memberships in- clude the Foothills Association for the Mentally Retarded; the Lethbridge Association for 'the Mentally Retarded; the Rehabil- itation Society of Lethbridge: the Rehabilitation Society of Medicine Hat and the Medicine Hat Association for the Retard- ed Children. Young camp enthusiasts recognized nationally Young campers across Can- ada will celebrate national camping day July 18 with simi- lar camp activities, culminat- ing with a planned program at p.m. in all time zones. Rodeo queen to speak TRISH LENTHAN to speak Irish Lenihan. former rodeo queen from North Dakota, win be guest speaker at upcoming meetings of the Christian Busi- ness and Professional Women and the Christian Women's dubs. She will be giving her talks a! two meetings to be held at Sven Ericksen's Family Rest- aurant on Monday. The Christian Women's Club win meet at p.m. with reservations to be made by calling 3Z7-3251; and the busi- ness and professional women will meet that evening at with reservations to be made by contacting 327-7314. Mss Lemban first started her life at a Hereford ranch near Bismark, later became a teacher and then continued on to entertaining on the night dub circuit in Minneapolis. She is now dedicated to spreading the word of Ctais- Uauily through ber scogs and The annual event is intended to unite Canadian camp enthus- iasts and make the public aware in a positive way of the values of organized chil- dren's camping. These values are stated as being the teaching of nature awareness, poHutim cuutiul, group relations, the democra- tic process of living together, social awareness, and develop- ment of skins for leisure bene- fit in later life. The National .Campmg Asso- ciation also strives to make the public aware of local children's camping facilities, to recognize the scale of such operations and their increasing importance and involvement in relation to ing up and education. Those participating in the program include all members of a provincial camping asso- ciation and the National Camp- ing Association. In the immediate area, Mrs. George Ellis of Champion wfll be conducting a camp on that date, and interested persons may contact ber for further in- formation. Symbols slioppers OTTAWA (CP) Those col- ored symbols appearing on more and more textile products are Greek to many shoppers, the Consumers Association of Canada (CAC) says. Each of the five bask care symbols represents a method of textile care. A circle means dry cleaning, a triangle, bleaching, and a square represents drying. The sObooette of a basin means washing and an iron, pressing or ironing. A red symbol means "Dont doit" An amber symbol means that some caution is necessary, white green indicates no special precautions are required. AT NOON HERTFORD, England (CP) A request to allow striptease girls to perform in pubs on Sun- day roomings is tinder discus- sion by Hti (An e li- censing committee. Under the piesenl law, strip shows are permitted in evening hours, bat many publicans Sunday DOOU extension to lun to ;