Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE IITHMIOGI HEKAID Friday, June 8, 1972 All issues concern women's council By BERNIE GOEDHART SASKATOON (CP) Apart from such radical topics as abortion on demand, the con- cerns of the women's libera- tion movement are the same that have occupied the Na- tional Council of Women for years, says Helen Hnatyshyn, council president. The difference Is that the former is doing its work with publicity while the latter is doing it without, Mrs. Hna- tyshyn added. "Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I think perhaps there is a little resentment towards women's lib. All the con- cerns which women's lib has are things we have been working on for years. "Women's lib has received a great deal of publicity. We haven't. "We don't seek publicity. We don't do anything to at- tract attention to ourselves. But we're in there pitching." Mrs. Hnatyshyn, widow of ACW disbands OTTAWA (CP) After 85 years, the national organization of Anglican Church Women was officially dissolved Wednesday night. A eucharist service, at which the national group officially ceased to exist, was the final event of the three-day final meeting of the ACW. Margaret Waugh of Toronto, ACW national president, said the dissolution means that women no longer will be consid- ered a separate part of the church. She noted that of the 257 members of the general synod of the church only 18 were women and hoped that pulling down the barriers separating the two would move women more into the mainstream of church activities. The organization was formed in 1885. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS IODGE ROOM (Upttoirt) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. Senator John Hnatyshyn of Saskatoon, said the council is not against the movement. "We applaud them because they have brought to public attention many important matters. "If we're opposed to any- thing, it's their publicity-hun- gry attack on things." The council uses a more subdued approach to bring its concerns to the fore. "The status of women is our big thing said Mrs. Hnatyshyn, noting that it formed the substance of much of the councils latest presen- tation to the government. It advocated such things as establishing more day care centres and the right of women to higher education. "We also represent a lot of know, women in the home: We're concerned that they're not in the Canada Pension Plan. We're very concerned about this." Mrs. Hnatyshyn said it is difficult to estimate the coun- cil's over-all membership. There are local and provin- cial councils, federated with the nations! council, plus 20 national organizations and so- cieties such as Girl Guides, Anglican Church Women and the Jewish Council of Women, which are also federated with the National Council of Women. "Our membership depends on how their memberships fluctuate. We claim that we have at least women represented by the council." The average age of council members isn't necessarily higher than it was a decade ago. "I think it's a misconstrued opinion that the council is full of older women. I first came into the council when I was in my 20s. "Since the appearance of the status of women (commis- sion) report, many (younger women) have taken women's organizations very seriously. "Of course, when you get to the level of the national coun- cil, members are older." Mrs. Hnatyshyn said the aim of the council originally was to ensure "the welfare of the family and society in gen- and this hasn't really changed. "The problems we deal with may h v e changed, but I don't think the aims have." The council tries to attract young members, she said. "We're forever urging them at the local level to bring in knowledgeable young women to head committees." Royal Purple day Women of the Order of the Royal Purple visited patients of the Edith Cavell Nur- sing Home recently and presented each with a rose bowl containing a floating 'mum. The organization makes a similiar presentation annualy to members in the community. Shown are Mrs. Cookie Taylor receiving her bowl from Past Honorable Royal Lady Mrs. Opel Taylor.________________________________ Sight problems detected through portable screener Preventive dentistry lauded TORONTO (CP) Some peo- ple get blurry vision from too many "pink ladies" but the kin- dergarten children of the bor- ough of Etobicoke can attribute their clear vision to the help of the "pink ladies' they know. The 600 members of the womens auxiliary of Queens- way General Hospital, who get their name from their distinc- tive pink smocks, visit every public and separate school in the borough every year looking for children with sight defects. Of the children tested each year, from 450 to 500 are found to have a sight problem, said ophthalmologist Saul Fain- stein who founded the program cLocal SEE THE AMA2ING 4-WAY VORWERK clcontr that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HAU-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JUNE 8th O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Garnet in 7 NUMBERS-12th Gome 5 CARDS FOR OR 25c EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 54 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH Under 16 Yean Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB The regular monthly meeting of Vasa Lodge No. 579 wiu be held Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Scandinavian Hall. There will be a potluck supper following the meeting to mark Fathers' Day. A meeting of the Anne Camp- bell Singers Parents' Associa- tion executive will be held Mon- day at 8 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. The Lethbridge Women's In- stitute will hold the final meet- ing of the season Monday at p.m. in the gas company auditorium. Tea hostesses are Mrs. Burton and its. Wheeler. The monthly meeting of the Rangeland Bottle and Glass Club will be held Monday at p.m. in the Scandinavian Hall. This will be show and tell. Door prize. Guests welcome. For further information con- tact 328-2561 or 327-4189. A "i The 17th Lethbridge Cubs and Scouts will hold a bottle drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. All cubs are asked to be pres ent at Galbraith School by n and out Entertaining prior to the wedding of Miss Robin Reich to Peter Haney were Mrs. A. Sutherland of Calgary, Mrs. Angus Millar, Mrs. Glen Hughes; Mrs. L. E. Ingle, Mrs. John Black, Mrs. Cleo Mowers and Mrs. H. Balcovske. five years ago. The women make the rounds with a "Scarborough consisting of a portable suit- case, the back of which is a screen on which images are flashed by remote control but- tons from 20 feet. The screener can be set up in minutes and can test a child for short-sightedness, far-sighted- ness, muscle balance and lazy condition in which one eye doesn't see well and the other does most of the work. Dr. Famstein said the prob- lem is to find the defects while the child is young enough so that they can be corrected. "Visual development occurs between the ages of three and he said. "After that there's a sharp decline in the development of sharp sight.'' About 10 per cent of the chil- dren are found to have some possible defect and are retested by a public health nurse. "We find maybe five per cent need help. So we're saving some 100 to 200 children a said Dr. Fainstein. "One of the difficulties about this program is that there are still some parents who will not go to the trouble of getting their child checked after we notify he said. By JUDE TURIC Herald StaK Writer Frustration and failure were cited as the basic problems which are, and will continue, confronting the preventive den- tistry profession. Dr. George E. Burbach ofj Chicago, speaking at the Thursday morning session of Alberta Dentists, Dental Nur- ses and Assistants Association convention, said the advent of preventive dentistry was chang- ing the scope of the profes- sion. He said dentists were at a stage where they were begin- ning to question what dentis- try is, what they are doing for people and how they could bet- ter serve the needs of the pa- tient. "The impact of preventive dentistry, more than any ether dental advance, has produced the greatest push toward he said. "We've had to stop and look at ourselves are we re- pairing and fixing, or are we a part of the health profession? Are we helping people by keeping them healthy that means before the disease af- fects the person." Dr. Burbach stressed that oral disease has become so common and so acceptable, people don't think of it as a sickness. "We have the technology to eradicate h e added, "but are we using He went on to outline three preventive steps, including fluo- ridation of water fissure sealants and corrective diet. Dr. Burbach explained his own technique of tackling pre- ventive dentistry, saying he makes use of the services of a pediatrician and an obstetrician and begins prevention at the earliest age. "Getting through to a young mother with the preventative approach is quite easily achiev- ed but by the time the child is five years old the pro- gram seems to lose he said. Referring to professionals, he commented that the most dif- ficult change from treatment to prevention comes from hav- ing to change personal views, and making a com- mitment to revamp office pro- cedure and equipment. "The questions a profession- al must ask of himself are deep and he said. "Are you willing to put up with a failure rate of 75 per cent? Are you willing to take on the frustration of time spent explaining prevention and watching patients accept new patterns only to lapse into old ones? What about personal fi- nancial gain or loss through prevention instead of treat- ment Dr. Burbach said in the United States, it has been found that the uss of preventative dentistry is affecting the whole outlook of the profession and "bringing on a feeling of inse- curity." "We have everything to put together a successful program, but are fighting to get through tthe patient's feelings, fighting for his co-operation. "Preventive dentistry relies primarily on he said, "and the old approach of the dentist being the author- ity and the patient accepting his judment is no longer real." He explained the need for understanding fears which a patient might harbor regard- ing dentistry and the necessity of approaching him on an adult-to-adult basis. "Patients are programmed to feelings about dentists from the first childhood visit and go' through life with that concep- tion. Feelings of fear from the immature, childish part within each of us override the think- ing adult. Moore value. Moore quality.' Moore durability. Benjamin Moore Paints. See your Benjamin Moore Paint Dealer for MoorGard Latex House Paint and get Moore for your money. Freddies' Point (Western) Ltd. SI6 3rd Seuth PHONE 327-5540 Tanner Building Supplies Ltd. PHONI 758-3044 MAGRATH Hillspring Supply Co. PHONE HILLSPRING M S Lumber Co. 356 25th St. Fort Macleod PHONE 234-3242 Women urged to ivork RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Feminist leaders in Brazil are urging women to get out and work. But they are finding the going rough. The reluctance of Brazilian women to take on careers, coupled with a tradition of "machismo" or male domi- nance, keeps most women in Latin America's biggest coun- try tied to their homes and families. "Brazilian women are lazy. They don't want to Romy Medeiros da Fonseca, lawyer and president of Brazil's National Council of Women, said in an interview. "Our women have no inde- pendent ideas or opinions, nor do they realize how important it is for them to participate in Brazil's development." The 1970 census showed that only one-fifth of the 50 million women in Brazil work. Of these, 37 per cent have service jobs such as shop clerks, telephone operators, cooks, bank tellers, receptionists and maids. Twenty per cent work on farms and another 11 per cent have agricultural or domestic jobs that don't pay anything except food. This leaves around three mil- lion women in professions and other non-routine jobs. Th3 council, whose first na- tional convention drew about 200 delegates, is lobbying for a law requiring women between the ages of 18 and 21 to donate one year of government service in fields such as literacy cam- paigns, day care, education and first aid. "These concepts and eipec- tabions are problems we as dentists must overcome. Pre- ventative dentistry has made dentists aware of how patients think, feel and what they be- he said. Dr. Burbach stressed pro- fessionals must delve into the feelings of the patient before attempting the preventative approach if success if to be ex- pected. "Most patient's feelings about dentistry are negative, buy by treating them as adults, by not being authoritarian, communi- cation can begin then you can talk about what I (the den- tist) can do for you (the pa- to keep your mouth healthy." He said in terms of dentistry, the question is it worth it- appears continually. "Is it worth it to you to get emotionally and psychologically involved with 20 people a he said, adding the answer would be a personal commit- ment and preference. "Traditionally, there is no involvement. It is an objective approach and suddenly a great deal is demanded of you basically you must motivate the patient to care about his own oral health." Farmer recruits to hold reunion KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) On a cold winter's day in 1942 a handful of women recruits fresh from basic training walked through prison-like gates into Fort Frontenac in this city. History was in the making, because it was the first time women had ever been in the permanent force barracks of the fort. Some of those first recruits and other women, who later served at Fort Frontenac dur- ing the Second World War, wiU hold a reunion here Aug. the first such get-together since the war. When that first group of re- the basic training camp of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) at Gana- noque, into Fort Frontenac in 1942, more than the weather was chilly. The re- ception from male soldiers also was. The women were in the fort on a two-week trial. Those in the group recall that the fort's officers thought the trial would show just how ridiculous the whole idea was of having women on hand. OFFICERS WARNED CWAC training officers had told the recruits that if the ex- periment failed, they would be letting down the entire corps. Even before the trial period expired, the women recruits sensed victory. Even tough old officers, who had been opposed vehemently to the experiment, began to yell as loudly for more CWACs as they had hollered to keep the first group out. Before the end of the war, hundreds of women had made the fort their home. The women recall that the work was demanding, the hours long and discipline was ever present. But there also were picnics, canoeing trips and dances. Organizers of the reunion say it is difficult to notify all women involved of the reunion. They ask that any interested in attending contact either Rev. Mary Haggart, Box 68, Central Butte, Sask., or Irene Vivash, 497 Wolsley Street, Peterborough, Ont., for reunion details. Sitting course popular PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. (CP) It was a full house week after week and they listened intently about the terrible twos and three's, dangers of accidents and the importance of having a little fun. Then the test ques- tions. They all cel- ebrated with hot dogs and soda pop their new credentials. Forty 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds have been awarded certificates for successfully completing a s i x -w e e k baby-sitting course sponsored by the Prince Rupert Kinette Club. There were only six absences during the course and the over-all response was enthusiastic, from both audi- ence and participants. A pblceman gave a general view of baby-sitting and its re- spossibilities; a panel which in- cluded a social welfare worker and a day-care centre teacher discussetl problems of two- and three-year-olds. The fire chief warned about dangerous electri- cal appliances and an elemen- tary school teacher spoke on the importance of play. The course, given for the third free and the Ki- nettes absorbed the cost of the pop and hotdogs served on graduation bight. The course was approved and set up by the British Columbia Safety Council. WATCH FOR THf COMMUNITY SUMMER PROGRAM TABLOID In Saturday, June 9 Lethbridge Herald Take Off Fat With Home Recipe Plan It's simple how one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Use this home recipe dietary plan. It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan. Pour liquid into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. Take two tablespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. 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