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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THl LtfHMIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 6, 1973 Women's institute to meet in Banff Dr. Hugh Horner, deputy pre- mier and provincial minister of agriculture, will be a fea- tured speaker at the sixth triennial convention of the Fed- erated Women's Institute of Canada. The convention, hosted by the Alberta Women's Institute, will be held at the Banff Centre, Banff, June 18 to 22. Other keynote speakers are Mrs. Edna Clarke, policy and liaison secretariat. Alberta De- partment of Agriculture and Freda Paltiel, special adviser on the status of women with the National Department of Health and Welfare. Mrs. J. P. Matheson, P.E.I., area vice-president for Canada of the Associated Country Wo- men of the World, will chair a session on the international rural women's organization. Her guests will be Dr. Irene Spry, Ottawa, deputy world president of ACWW and mem- bers of other constituant socie- ties in Canada. More than 750 delegates from across Canada and overseas will be in attendance, includ- ing delegates from local branches. Mrs. C. L. Alexander of Cay- ley, president of the Alberta Women's Institute, is to be pro- vincial convention chairman. ana out of town Members of the auxiliary and aerie recently traveled to Cal- gary for the annual Alberta provincial convention of the FOE. The auxiliary competed in ritual and driE competitions, with Mrs. C. (Marie) Barnett winning the individual trophy for junior past madam presi- dent, and Mrs. W. (Dunelda) Nesbit winning the individual trophy for madame vice presi- dent. Mrs. M. (Josephine) Petrunia received a serving tray for 'youngest' bowler to compete. Grand aerie representative Carl Thacker and Mrs. Thacker from Yakima, Washington, were also in attendance. Kathryn Anne Erdman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Balph L. Erdman, 1115 17th St. A S., a third year mathematics major at the University of Al- berta, has been awarded a scholarship which will enable her to further her studies in German literature and history at the University of Freiburg in Germany for two months. The scholarship will also per- mit her to travel to various European countries for one month before returning home. This German Academic For- eign University Students' schol- j arship will cover all of Miss Erdman's expenses. She is cue of only 30 university students in Canada to qualify for this scholarship. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRF1ELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY P.M. Jackpot in 52 Numbers 12 Garnet in 7 Numbers 4th 8th Games Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 3 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER U SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE bettyshop of VALUES JACKETS Nylon shell, battle style. Knitted collars and cuffs. Zipper and but- ton styles. Reg. 10.98 to SALE 7J10 H.A.S.H JEANS in corduroy Pastel shades. Reg. 12.98. SALE HOT PANTS Reg. 9.98 SALE BLOUSES, TOPS and BODY SHIRTS Face to face George and Margaret Ney, recently returned from a CUSO teaching assignment in Papua, New Guinea, take a close look at one of the many souvenirs they brought back. The carved wooden mask is used to adcrn sweet potcftoes, a staple food of the country, during ritual tribal donees. New Guinea steps up education By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor Margaret Ney "had real when she arrived in New Guinea in September, 1970. Following brief orientation with Canadian University Students Overseas in Quebec, she and her hus- band, George, went to teach at the Martyr's Memorial School, an Anglican high school for boys in the north- ern district in Papua. Following their recent re- turn to Canada, the young couple paid a brief visit to Mrs. Ney's parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. Ray Stewart, before taking up residence in Mc- Bride, B.C. Mrs. Ney was worried about the effect of a sophis- ticated civilization on the primitive people, she explain- ed, "but someone once told me now that we've shown them civilization, we don't have the right to stop them from enjoying it. You can't turn the clock back. "You don't have the right to show them something and say they can't have New Guinea is administer- ed by Australia for the Unit- ed Nations, Mr. Ney said, and "government schools are staffed by Australians paid Australian rates of pay, so volunteers usually go to mission schools. "Even he said, "mis- sions provide most of the ed- ucation. It's really only in the last 10 years the govern- ment has put any effort into educating the people, and that's due to pressure from the United Nations. "The kids are very respon- sive, eager to learn and take school very said Mrs. Ney. as their schooling went until a few years ago when two high schools were established to Grade 12. "The university was open- ed in Mr. Ney added. "There's certainly a feeling in New Guinea that if you get education, the world's yours." A boy with a Grade 10 ed- ncation "is very much in de- he said. "Companies in New Guinea are being pressured to let the local people take over and are training them for executive positions. "After Grade 10. they can go on to technical college, teachers' college or univer- sity, into business, forestry institute or government ad- ministration. More schools needed Students weeded out "When you think of the that some of their fath- ers and grandfathers were grinned Mr. Ney, "you're a bit more cautious than you would be with kids here. "Only 50 per cent of the children get any education at said his wife, "and then there's a weeding-out pro- cess. "Thirty-six per cent of the children who finish primary school get to go to secondary school. No more than 10 per cent of the population gets a high school education." Children start school at the age of seven or older in New Guinea, and at the secondary school where the Neys taught, students ranged from 12 to 25 years. Although there are 700 languages in this country of two million people, "English is the language of instruc- Mrs. Ney pointed out. "So by the tune they came to us they had a fairly good knowledge of it. "The standard of education at Grade 10 is not as high as it is here, chiefly because they've grown up in homes where there is no education, and they've had to learn everything in a foreign lang- uage. "Elementary teachers learn by rote and teach by she said. "They don't have an understanding of concepts. "Our high school went to Grade 10, and that's as far ''There's a real move open to give the good jobs to local Mrs. Ney claimed. "So if they get an education, they can go great places. "There's pressure to build more she said. "People very much want their children to be educated, and when two-thirds of them must return to the village after Grade 6 because there is no room for them in the schools, the parents get very upset. "A boy finds it hard to ad- just to returning to the vil- lage. He has had his horizons broadened, only to have the doors slammed in his face. "In all our said Mrs. Ney, "we went to the villages of our students, be- cause it's easy to forget these sophisticated boys are so close to the primitive in their homes." According to New Guinea culture, "when a child is born, he is raised by the clan, so if the mother dies it makes very little differ- ence. "They have a tremendous sense of security. There are no orphans. A child is rais- ed by the extended family. And if you have no child, a brother might give you one. The children go from one home to another, back and forth "At the end of this Mr. Ney said, "New Guinea will have complete self-gov- ernment. It will be at the stage Canada was in and will control "everything except defence, foreign af- fairs and foreign trade." "When we left, there were Australians and Euro- peans in the public he said, "and by the end of next year, they want it to be half of with local peo- ple taking over. The two most serious pro- blems facing the new govern- ment, according to Mrs. Ney are "how to make the coun- try financially independent and how to make it united. "There's a lot of suspicion bstween highland folk and coastal folk. The highlands is where two-thirds of the peo- ple live, but coastal folk have had most of the education." Mr. Ney neatly condensed the New Guinea situation by saying "one politician des- cribed it as growing years in a lifetime." More action promised on women's rights OTTAWA (CP) Labor Min-1 Chairman of the council is ister John Munro named 28 per- sons to the new status of women council recently and i promised more action In giving equality to women. SALE PANTY HOSE One size 2 pairs SHOP THIS WEEK FOR TH1SE SPECIALS AT THE betty shop In Centra Village Moll Dr. Katie Cooke, a doctor of philosophy in sociology now working for the regional nomic expansion department. She will take a of absence 10 fill the full-time position. Mr. Munro told the Commons that Dr. Cooke, 54, of Ottawa was chosen because of her un- UteeWhimsy FURRIER FUR COAT STORAGE TIME THE LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 B G'twcn recetvM the irt'for no Wot Whimsy Sftnd to thu pjw dsrstanding of the problems of women in all types cf life. Two vice-chairmen will be named when the council holds its first meeting in July. Mr. Munro also detailed broad terms of reference for the council which was mended by the royal commis- sion on the status of women. ADVISE GOVERNMENT The council would advise the government on matters relating to the status of women. It would have authority to publish its re- ports, recommendations and statements. He promised to introduce a bill adding prohibition of dis- crimination because of sex, age and marital grounds to the Can- ada Labor Cods. A similar bill was introduced in the Commons last year, but died on the order paper. The new bill, to be brought forward in the near future, will be an improved version, specif- ically in the areas of pensions and insurance, he said. Mr. Munro also said Fair Wages and Hours of Work Act regulations were amended so that contractors doing govern- ment work are not able to dis- criminate against a person be- cause of race, national origin, color, religion, age, sex or ma- rital status. winy the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON (as in Betty) Pur- ves Of Edmonton drop- ped into town for a brief visit this week to get to know the south. Bette is the new con- sultant for educational ser- vices for the Health Protec- tion Branch, and for some strange reason, Alberta prob- lems were previously handled by Vancouver. Her job is twofold, she told me. "One side is to tell con- sumers which is every- body, really what the food and drug regulations are, what the changes are and why there are changes. "The other side is to listen One depressing item in the morning mail eulogizes the computerized checkout coun- ters now being tested in sup- ermarkets in the U.S. Under the new system, shoppers pull their baskets up to the checkout counter and place the items right side up on a conveyor belt. Joyful spokesmen for the I And now for some good news! Weldwood of Canada has done sometlnng construc- tive about hallucinogenic fumes in glua. The company is now mark- eting a whole range of glues, fillers and menders which are sniff-proof as well as non- inflammable and non-toxic. Weldwood claims the new formulas have not impaired the properties of their prod- ucts in any way. In fact, they say there are a number of The American hot dog has come under fire in several quarters recently, and its Ca- nadian counterpart has been unjustly scorched along with it. If you have been worrying about it don't. Dr. Leon J. Rubin, director of research for Canada Packers Ltd., em- phasizes that Canadian gov- ernment regulations for wie- ner ingredients are substan- tially different from those in the U.S. He fears "Canadians may be mistakenly ruling a useful, low-cost course of high qual- ity meat protein out of their A tuna skillet dinner is an economical way to make a hash out of those rising meat costs. Tuna is a complete protein and offers more per serving than a comparable, edible portion of lean red meat. Try it dressed up with chopped onions, diced green pepper and diced cooked po- tatoes. Tuna Hash 2 cans or 7 oz. each) tuna in vegetable oil cup chopped onion to the consumers, to find out what their concerns and problems are in toe area of foods and drugs. "Our main area is health hazard in she explaitt- ed, but the department is also focusing attention on hor- mones in cosmetics, dyes in eye makeup, and patent med- icine and prescription drugs. Inquiries and complaints falling into her sphere of oper- ation should be directed to: Miss Bette Purves, Health Protection Branch, Health and Welfare Federal Bldg., Edmonton, T5K 1E7. industry predict ths biggest dividend will be tighter in- ventory controls and higher profits, mainly resulting from a reduction in personnel. Isn't it about time we band- ed together and formed a So- ciety for the Preservation of Human Contact in Business, before it goes the way of the old dodo bird? advantages over convention- al contact cements, including the fact that when wet, they are able to be cleaned up with water, eliminatmg the need for special cleaning solvents. The products are sold un- der the overall brand name Weldwood Home Safe Mend- ers. Look for it when you want a white glue, tub and tile caulk, metal mender, con- tact cement, a mastic or epoxy glue or a wood filler. diet" on account of the furore south of the border. Dr. Rubin stresses that "government inspectors over- see every stage of the produc- tion of wieners to ensure regu- lations concerning ingredients are strictly adhered in this country. So reach for a package of wieners, slice a few of 'em and add to a package of mac- roni and cheese, the sauce in a package of spaghetti din- ner, or to a little old can of beans. It makes a speedy light lunch, packed with pro- teins, for those every-hungry youngsters. ]i cup diced green pepper 2 cups diced cooked po- tato tsp salt tsp pepper Drain four tablespoons of oil from tins into a large skillet. Add onion, green pep- per and cook until tender, but not brown. Add potato, tuna, salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, un- til heated through. Serves four. Gary, Linda, Rick and Dennis HATT are pleased to invite friends and relatives to an OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 10, 1973 in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of their parents Lloyd and Henrietta p.m. 2218 14th Ave. S. NO GIFTS BY REQUEST THE COSMOTIQUE "BEAUTY CARE CENTRE" in pleased to announce LIL LEAVENS (NEE SAKAMOTO) has joined their staff! Lil comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and ex- perience in all phases of hair styling. She welcomes her customers, aid and new to call her at THE COSMOTIQUE 305 6th St. S. Phone 328-1212 ;