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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, June 15, 1970 TOPS ENTHUSIASM Saturday evening 37 TOPS clubs from southern visor; Marilyn Krammer, convention chairman; Patricia Greene, a Calgary Alberta met ic give each olher words of encouragement. Left to right supervisor; Cheryll Look, Lethbridge SOS TOPS Queen lost 73 pounds; Lois above, Eula Rasmussen, Del Bonita Border TOPS Queen lost 60 pounds; Murphy, Alberta supervisor; Helen Potuzak, Claresholm TOPS Queen lost Harriet Roseing, Overall TOPS Queen lost 80 pounds; Delila Fox, Glen- 72 pounds, wood Diet Gals Queen lost 65 pounds; Rita Miller, southern Alberta super- Encoiiragement Given From Experience By CHRISTINE PUIIL Herald Staff Writer Enthusiasm night for 25C women from 37 southern Alter ta TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) held in Lethbridge Saturday, was a scene of sliir dreams and determinec thoughts. Gasps of exclamations were heard while Lois Murphy, Al berta supervisor and Patricia Greene a Calgary supervisor who attended the International Becrjgnition Day held ir Dallas, Texas last year showcc slides of a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) member holding a dress she wore before taking off 202 pounds eight years ago. One member addressing the gathering said she always hac grandiose ideas and maybe get fat because subconsciously she wanted to see just how big she could get. A hip-swinging participatior inarch led by the rhythm band playing Claresholm Club was accompanied by many giggles and extra woggles. Hoots of I.A. TO F.O.E. BINGO Monday, June 15 JACKPOT 55 NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for 13th St. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed fun-filled scorn greeted those who could not exert the energy to wiggle along. Through song and signs the Fort Macleod club said TOPS members should not be pigs and eat all the food in sight, nor turtles and not encourage their partners, but Queens who are slim, lovely and KOPS mem- bers. Lois Murphy told all those present that to lose weight, a person has to take one day at a time and never give up. Peggy Craik, a Calgary sup- ervisor told of her teen-age boys with whom she is so proud to go out, now that she has come down from a size 52 dress. "All the anxiety and feelings of insecurity felt while over- weight are not she continued. "I got tired of being a pro- craslinator and saying every day that I would do better but never really doing so." "None of us like being fat but let's face it, we have to fight the same battle no matter how big we are" so you might as well start early, she said. "If we keep going to TOPS we are all going to be slim and Betty said with resounding applause. "The easiest way to stay a KOPS is through said one member, as she gave words of encouragement to those near- ing or already at their weight limit. Mrs. Craig said, "When I start to think about little Peggy, in- stead of others, little Peggy gets big." "What you will become you are now becoming." was a final word of warning to the mem- bers'. Seven sure signs of being fat were stated as: 1. When you take off your belt and your pants don't fall down. 2. When you give up your sea on the bus to a woman an two sit down. 3. Anything under 25 cents isn't worth the effort to stoo pick up. 4. It takes less to fill th bathtub. 5. You start wearing loafer so you don't have to reach th ices. 6. When you cross your knee and your leg slowly slides back 7. When the local weight ma chine tells you to get off. A special invitation was ex tented for all members to at tend the Alberta TOPS confer ence being held in Lethbridge October 17. It will be held the Exhibition Pavilion and ap proximately members ar expeled to attend. NEW FALL LENGTH Featuring new longuette length fall, Montreal designer Eleanor Ellis has put classic empire length into a -dress of printed velvet with modest decollete. Normal Growth Inhibited By Oral Contraceptives By KARIN MOSER MONTREAL (CP) Women under 25 and especially teen- aged girls should be "extremely cautious" about using oral con- traceptives since they could in- hibit normal growth and devel- opment, a Quebec biologist said here. Dr. Paul Brazeau of the bio- logy department at the Univer- sity of Sherbrooke, 10 miles east of Montreal, said in an in- terview he had conducted tests with female rats and found "there was a suppression of weight gain and they developed more slowly." "We used thousands of rats to In South Plaza Shopping Centre Mayor Magrath Drive (next to Safeways) WASH 'N' (CUT, STYLED AND COMBED INCLUDED) Ideal for Summer evening wear and afler swimming. Wo carry a good selection streamed included. ask for JULIE or SHIRLEY- no appointment necessary Phone 328-2203 THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes lot to rejoin the millions who suffer from unsightly dandruff." CALL end SAY Wafer Conditioning (Lefh.) Ltd. 120D Norlh M.M. Drivo-Phono 327-7867 carry out these experiment with the said the biologist j "All the rats were sexully ma hire but not fully developed." "The growth hormone ap pears to be captured in the pi tuitary gland and the secretion are being inhibited because o the oral contraceptive." Dr. Brazeau said a researche in England conducted similai studies some time ago on women with an average age o 21.3 years and found they hat their growth and devetopmen retarded when they took the pill. GROWTH INCOMPLETE "While a girl of 16 may be sexually mature and have achieved her full height, she still has not grown completely in all areas. She may still have to gain weight, her teeth are not all in, and growth inside the body may not be complete. "When a woman is over 25 there is a pretty good chance she is completely developed ahc risks of inhibited growth are al most nil." Dr. Brazeau said he consid- ered a fairly new contraceptive called Ovral as one of the best on Ihe market today "because it is completely synthesized and has no contaminants. A New Law ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new slate law permits commun- ities to ban topless dancers and oilier types of topless enter- tainment. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller1 signed it without comment a few hours after the Senate gave it final legislative approval. It is an addition to the law section that permits a woman to appear without cov- ering on her breasts in a play, exhibition or entertainment. a wiy l Women Not Allowed To Vote In Democratic Switzerland CAINS FAVOll Roast licet is the most popu- ar disli in Britain, but a poll in- dicates steak is gaining favor. By ROXANNE GOLDSMITH BERN (AP) The women of Switzerland, living in one of the world's oldest democra- cies, haven't yet achieved the right to vote. Surprisingly, some of them prefer it that way. Suffragette movements are fighting an uphill battle among women who take little interest in politics and often regard the suffragettes as a threat to their sheltered way of life. Some feel so strongly about it that they join the League of Swiss Women against Women's Suffrage. Grey-haired Ida Monn, the league's president, regards the women's liberation move- ments in other countries as a direct. result of the evils of voting. "Women wear the pants in she says. "Their slogan is 'make war, not love the man's job. We don't want that kind of equal- ity." Mrs. Monn, a well-lo-do housewife and mother of four daughters, is far from eccen- tric. Her views are widely men and women the mountainous heart of Switzerland. Her home town, Lucerne, is a stronghold of women who prefer the status quo to the uncertainties of. equal rights. We Swiss women have more rights and privileges than nearly all other Mrs. Monn claims. "It is the men who have given us these rights, because we have made them r e s p o n s i b 1 e for all aged and the sin- gle ones as well as the wives. If we are allowed to vote, we will lose these rights." On the other hand, she wor- ries about men losing their self-esteem in a world of equality. "We can't risk de- stroying men's role in the fhe says. "We must give him a task to perform allow him to be chival- rous." Swiss suffragettes claim that these are the arguments of wealthy, middle-aged hou- sewives who have none of the problems faced by a. working- class wife or a single woman living alone. One of the most active of Swiss suffragettes, Emma Kammacher, a 65- year-old Geneva lawyer, has been campaigning for women's voting rights for more than 40 years. "Swiss women are still she says. "Our social laws were passed in 1912 and haven't really changed since then. "For example." she says, "in nearly all parts of the country, women's salaries are barely 00 or 70 per cent of Ihose earned by men doing the same work. Women arc promoted luore slowly and get less important jobs. Legally, a wife still needs her husband's permission if she wants in work outside the home. Her salary is simply added to the husband's salary for tax pur- poses, thus raising taxes on their joint income so high that the wife is discouraged from working at all." MEN MAKE LAWS All this, Mrs. Kammacher blames on the fact that Swiss federal law is made by men only. Switzerland has a federal constitution. Among the 22 slates, known as the original Alpine valleys form the hard core of resist- ance to w o m e n 's votes. Change comes slowly to these picturesque Alpine regions. In most of the original can- tons, public affairs are still decided by a Landgsge- meinde, a general assembly of all citizens with the right to vote. Even such modern can- tons as Geneva and and the federation as a whole major decisions only be referendum, often overrul- ing the cantonal and federal 1970 Canadian Women's Wear Success In U.S. NEW YORK (CP) The Ca- nadian government-sponsored display of Canadian women's wear has closed its 1970 stand in New York with officials chalk- ing up another success. Direct business done by 43 Canadian manufacturers of coats, suits, dresses and sports- wear in two showings, in April and the last two weeks, is esti- mated at Most of the manufacturers expect repeat orders. The department of trade and commerce has been bringing displays of Canadian-made clo- hing here for American buyer nspectkm since 1967. The effort has got to be one of the most successful foreign promotions of Canadian prod- ucts sponsored by the govefn- nent. Since 1967 Canadian ex- )orts of goods in this line has timpcd 8 per cent and trade officials said the New York showings must take some of j the credit for this. parliaments. The Swiss call it "direct democracy." In some of the more modern lowland cantons, the male domination is slowly breaking down and women can now vote in local matters. The of Glarus, one of the oldest cantons, broke ranks in conservative central Switzerland by allowing women to have a say hi church and school matters though still excluding them from the landsgemeinde itself. No woman can take part in any federal election or refer- endum, or be elected as fed- eral representative or sena- tor. ELECT WOMAN MAYOR Geneva, one Of the go-ahead cantons, not only gave women the vote but elected a woman event greeted like a portent of doom in some of the more traditional areas. "Three or four times a day throughout my one-year term, I had to explain to women from all over the world why I was not allowed to vote in a federal election, although I was mayor of re- calls Lise Gir'ardin, Switzer- land's first woman mayor. "The reason we can't vote is says Lotte Ruck- stuhl, a St. Gallen lawyer who for eight years was president of the Swiss Association for Women's Suffrage. "Because of our famous 'di- rect' democracy, our constitu- tion can only be changed by a vote of all the male citizens." A constitutional amendment to give women the vote would have to be approved in a na- tionwide referendum by a simple majority of the total, men-only, a major- ity of the 22 cantons. One such referendum was held, in 1959. It took more than 30 years of suffragette agitation to get that far, and then the mea- sure was defeated by a ratio of 3 to 2. But Mrs. Rucksluhl admit- ted that indifference among the women themselves is a big obstacle. Only a few thou- sand women are active mem- bers of women's suffrage groups. Count the flyers on our label. Lei's see. Two in the biplane and another three on the fence posts. That's five fast flyers. All this plus a speeding express train, a racing stagecoach and a hopped-up Hupmobile. What's everybody's hurry? Heaven knows, in Lethbridge we take our own sweet time brewing the beer behind that lively label, Then we age it slowly and naturally. For a flavour that goes over great. AFTER THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE ;