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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THI IITHBRIDGE HERALD Thunday, July 26, Handicrafts Incorporated Accent on instruct free classes Youth S Free classes in handicraft in- S struction ore still available un- til August 15, at the Civic Ice y Centre between 10 a.m. and yt noon and 1 pro. and 5 p.m. A weekdays. The 11 members of the Op- portunities for Youth project, Handicrafts Incorporated, give instruction and materials free in the crafts of weaving, silk- screening, ceramics, macrame, sketching water colors and teatherwork. EATON'S BIG RECORD SALE CAPITOL NCA COLUMBIA 7.99 POLYDOR Arlo Guthrie, 4.99 RCA Leonard Cohen, -4.99 COLUMBIA Uriah Heep, 8.99 WEA Arlo Gutfirie 4.99 8-Track Tapes Stephen Stills Fleetwood Mac Eagles King Crimson Record Bar, Second Floor Mac Davis, 6.99 WEA OUTSTANDING SPECIAL! Home-made! Ice cream in a Proctor Silex maker EACH 29 .99 Old fashioned goodness of home made ice cream. Ifs so easy with a Proctor Silex! Yours for 29.99 with exciting recipe ideas included. Stcvno Proctor Silex Life Long Small Appliances Proctor Silex lifelong Kettle hos handy outo- matic reset shutoff. Two quart capacity. Shiny stainless steel. 3 replaceable A QD Proctor Silex lifelong Percolator is perfect for the small dinner party. Holds up to 11 Fully automatic 22.88 Proctor Silex lifelong Spray Iron with 29 steom vents. Mode op of 5 replaceable ports. Will sproy. iteom, dry. See-thru 17 go woter tonk. Proctor Silex lifelong Toaster pop-up model in smooth chromium plated finish. Five re- p 3 a t e a fa 1 e ports. ,050 Proctor Silex Blender. 12 speed from 6 push buttons and 1 jog button. Six cup plastic container. 2 tone Harvest Gold. 720 29 99 Small Second near Shop Eaton's Tonight Until 9 and Friday to 9 for these values. Buy Line 328-8811. Use Your Eaton Account Credit Terms Available. Welcomed by Mayor Mayor Andy Anderson welcomes this group of Young Voyageurs from Springhill, Nova Scotia on the lawn of city hall. After being welcomed, the voy- ageurs toured Indian tie Park and Fort Whoop- Up and attended a supper Monday evening with members of the Rotary Club of East Lethbridge. The Nova Scotians arrived ih Lethbridge Sunday afternoon and will be staying with local families until July 30. During their stay in the city, the Young Voyageurs will tour the sites of Lethbridge, spend- a full day in Waterton Park, tour a Hutterite Col- ony, and will spend an afternoon at a Southern Alberta ranch. Suffragettes are too modest By JULIET O'NEILL "They never dreamed they were making history." The comment sums up the frustrations of Julie, 25, and Cathy, 18, two Edmonton women searching for histori- cal material to complete an Opportunities For tfouth (OFY) project-a Booklet on Prairie suffrage. In trying .to trace the role women played in political movements on the Prairies and how they won the right to vote, Cathy and Julie often found that their subjects ap- parently thought nobody cared about what they were doing. For instance, Irene Parlby, Alberta's first cabinet minis- ter, burned all her diaries and letters. Margaret Lewis, Alberta's first woman factory inspector in 1917, was known for her stirring Julie and Cathy found she only spoke "off the cuff." They did manage to find documents belonging to Emily Murphy, Alberta's first woman magistrate. They were in the province's public archives, gathering dust in a on the floor. Cathy and Julie, who dont want their last names used because the project is a col- lective effort, wrote several newspaper articles last winter on prairie suffrage. AIDED BY GRANT They obtained aa OFY grant this summer so they could search for additional in- formation in books, letters, speeches, tapes and niter- views. "Women have been misrep- Cathy said. "We want to get a better picture. Women don't realize how few rights they had. They were considered nonentities and didn't even think they were equals. "It is widely believed that it was a nice smooth road for women on the Prairies. His- tory seems to be full of suc- cesses but we want to know how women got together orig- inally, what they were afraid of at the time, and the diffi- culties they encountered from men and political parties." The OEY grant pays for a salary, trav- elling expenses to small towns to scout for material and towards publishing costs. Cathy and Julie say the booklet wiH be distributed at high schools. WOMEN 'PUT DOWN' Women have been put down in Canadian history, espe- cially by male teachers in high school, Julie said. "They've been left out. We want to give, the students something concrete." Many women who have not 'been left out of history books are made to look either like "militant freaks" or as "nice" ladies pampering the men in power. "I always had an image of a suffragette as an old battle- "Cathy said, pulling out a book with an early 1900 car- toon showing five women with beaked noses and scowling mouths. The caption says: "Suffragettes who have never been kissed." That is a myth they intend to dispel. Women like Nellie McClung, who ize Winnipeg Political Equality League in 1912, or Miss Parlby, United Farmers of Alberta minister in 1921, were politically astute, said Cathy. They were great speakers, and had great popu- larity. "If they were around today they'd be a thorn in our side." The booklet will also go to the Archives and the Women's Educational Press. Cathy and Julie said then? work is a reflection of the in which they ace deeply involved. "Every woman who identi- fies with the women's move- ment has a curiosity about suffrage. When you know your grandmother was chain- ing herself to the Parliament Buildings, it makes you feel less militant." The finished work will not only bring psrsoaal satisfac- tion. They say it will make Prairie women feel good to know their own history, to know the "greats" among their own sex. The biggest challenge is to keep in mind that the facts they find are history. "You can't just transpose your 1973 consciousness to women at the turn of the cen- tury. It's hard to resist find- ing women who fit into our own time." A CUT CABLE CAN HURT SO MANY WATS If you cut a buried telephone cable, it could service, telecommunications service vital to hamstring a hospital or cripple a community, every aspect of home and community life. mil rM talanknna It fan If'c frinhf oninn urhon vnn thtnlr ahntit it It does more than cut off telephone service. It can sever medical service, ambulance service, police emergency service, firefighting Ifs frightening when you think about it It can be even more frightening if it actually happens. Don't let it happen because of you. Hare's an easy way not to to a "cabte FREE CABLE-SAVER SERVICE DIAL "0" (ZERO) AND ASK FOR ZENITH 07128 AGTs BURIED CABLE LOCATION SERVICE Do it well in advance, for a Cable Locator to get to the scene fast No charge for the call or the service we're grateful you called. THANK YOU! ;