Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE June Rotten Ralph diagnosed as a born people-hater PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rotten Ralph has been under the care of a cat psychologist because he just doesn't like people. But he is one of the nine finalists in the Glamor Kitty of the Year contest Ralph and the other finalists will be heading for Miami Beach next month for judging to select the national winner. It's all sponsored by a Philadelphia-based company that makes cat products. The winning cat will appear on company packages for a year. Company officials say that nearly cats were entered this year. The nine finalists were chosen here last week. There is a cat named Frazier in the finals who sponsors say looks like a dog. Two cats play the piano and one does an imitation of John Wayne walking. A cat named Snowball, from Buffalo, N.Y., is deaf and follows all his commands by sign language. In Miami Beach, the cats will take part in the costume event, a kind of bathing suit pageant. Then they will perform their specialities, including a number of athletic events. For the final event, their owners will be asked a series of questions. Rotten Ralph is owned by two Philadelphia women who say they entered in the contest in the hope of improving Ralph's disposition. The cat psychologist told the women that they couldn't expect much better from a cat named Rotten Ralph. So the women said they started calling him Prince Rotten Ralph, but it didn't do any good. Herald- Family U.K. politicians favor end to sex prejudice HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services NMd Clothing, Furoitun, Toys, Household Efforts Csii 328-2880 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. Alumnae honor nurses The Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Gait School of Nursing Alumnae honored former graduates of the school with honorary memberships at a banquet for alumnae and graduating nurses. Shown looking over old class photos are former graduands, left to right, Martha Clark, class of 1338; Alma Donaldson, class of 1936; Lottie Wyld, class of 1930; Marjorie Chapman, class of 1934 and Thelma Blenner-Hassett, class of 1938. Missing from the photo is Florence Flavell, class of 1924. the value spotlight is on uniforms 5 99 Practical, functional and good looking, too' Budget-pnced uniforms of easy-care polyester- nylon knit give you that cool, professional look Machine-wash drip- dry little or no ironing White and some aqua blue Misses sizes 8-16 Half sizes'! 31R 018 000 series Ladies D'ess Deo; Dcr' 'je'ay Cr me TI tortay lor best selection Simpsons-Sears Ltd THE BETTER HALF By New role seen "Maybe the food is natural, but the prices seem to contain plenty of additives." Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I am- curious about a certain aspect of our space program that has never been discussed publicly. Will you try to lift the veil? Since our society has become so sex conscious, and any married man who abstains for an extended period of time is considered an oddity, what measures are taken, if any. to minimize or curb the astronauts' desires? Their "sexual sabbatical" should serve as an incentive to wayward husbands who find it necessary to be away from their wives for extended periods of time. It might help them reassess their motives before they decide to stray. Not In Orbit Dear Not: Your statement that "any married man who abstains from sex for an extended period of time is an oddity" is an opinion not a fact It's ridiculous to suggest, as you do. that every married man who went to war. or serves in the peacetime armed forces, the merchant marine, or dozens of other occupations that separate families for long periods, plays around. If you believe that. I'd say YOU are the oddity As for the astronauts, only THEY can answer your question. Anyone in Houston want to respond to the lady's question? Dear Ann Landers: I am a 13-year-old boy. I have slept in the same bed with my mother every night since Dad died three years ago I never thought there was anything wrong with it Last week Mom told me I have to sleep in the room 1 slept in before Dad a1 Simpsons-Sears you gel the finest guarantee or money refunded and free delrvery e Hours, ly 9 3D Tt-ursday ar.rl Friday 9 3D 3 Ger're J Haqt Vla'i Teieoh LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY it 8 p.m. JACKPOT Blackout in 54 Numbers or Lets (IncrvMftng ortv nufnbflr fMPr Mrii vMH wofiy 1ft GAME (SO JACKPOT Mti GAME (X) 10th Game Jackpot in 49 Numbers FREE BUS SERVICE HOME AFTER 8INOO MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMBERS AND GUESTS NORMANDY LOUfME CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOT ALLOWED AmrMvy to tiilia for hospitals died. I asked her why and she said. "Because it isn't healthy." How come it was healthy all these years and now it isn't? I feel like Mom doesn't love me any more and she is using health as an excuse. Steady Reader Dear Steady: What your mother means is, it isn't EMOTIONALLY healthy and she is right. Too bad she took you into her bed in the first place. Even though your mother is your mother, she is still a member of the opposite sex. Mother-son relationships under the best of conditions can become too "heavy." This can cause problems. Please don't consider yourself rejected because your mother finally got smart. Dear Ann Landers: A while back, someone asked what you thought of the title "Ms." You said you didn't care for it. I wonder how many people know that Ms. is not an innocuous little contraction made up by a group of females who are fighting for women's right. It is an abbreviation for Marxian Sister, and the philosophy that goes with the name is free love, communal living and abandoning the home. Bare Facts Dear Bare: Paging Gloria Steinem. I'd be pleased to give you equal time if you wish to reply to this weird theory. Ann Landers discusses teen- age drinking its myths, its realities. Learn the facts by reading, "Booze and You For Teen-Agers by Ann Landers. Send 35c in coin and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 3346, Chicago. Illinois 60654. By ALAN S. BARMAN v WELLINGTON, N.Z. (CP) A Canadian nurse visiting New Zealand predicted that hospitals of the future will be places for only the extremely ill, with only registered nurses on their staff. Mary Richmond, former di- rector of nursing at Vancouver General Hospital, visited the country for two months on a travelling scholarship to discuss the nursing service in New Zea- land with professionals in the health field. She said that ultimately, with nursing education swinging away from solely hospital training and towards nursing programs run by polytechnic institutes and other tertiary-education bodies, hospitals will no longer be staffed by student nurses. With the setting up of community health centres to treat people who were ill but not ill enough to require hospital care, hospitals would be admitting more seriously ill patients so that students would be less and less adequate in the hospital en- vironment. This would not mean that students in the polytechnic nursing programs would have absolutely no hospital experience at all, she said. "Half their nursing training would be done in hospitals. We don't want to abolish com- pletely the student nurse in the hospital. What we want are hospitals filled with registered nurses." New Zealand, like Canada, has a problem in keeping nurses in the profession after they graduate. Miss Richmond said. Community health centres are being established in New Zealand and Canada at about the same rate. These provide an alternative to the hospital for the registered nurse. of the strength of commitment of both major political parties to the concept of equal rights for women is implicit in two recent publications. One comes from the Con- servative Bow group and the other from the National Council for Civil Liberties. What is remarkable is the degree of similarity in their views, considering that they would be at daggers drawn on most subjects other than women's rights. Both seek a sweeping end to sex discrimination in education, employment and financial affairs and call for strong administrative machinery to ensure that wrongs will actually be righted once they have been pointed out. The Bow group has since 1951 been a sort of think tank for the Conservative party, its membership mostly composed of young, intelligent Conservatives, not necessarily in Parliament, who seek to contribute to formation of party thinking. In her pamphlet, Mary Colton takes a non-political approach, criticizing the former Conservatives government as much as the current Labor government, for inaction. She says that there is no real reason why women should not be combat soldiers or work as miners underground. She wants to see a sex discrimination act introduced that would be equal in scope to the 1968 Race Relations Act. The civil liberties group has drawn up a draft bill to end sex discrimination that would abolish clubs for men or women only and would abolish the rights of midwives, priests and miners to work in single- sex occupations. It would set up 150 tribunals to hear complaints and cases involving unfair dismissals and would not require women to pay costs if their complaints to the tribunals failed. Patricia Hewitt, womens right's officer of the council, this protection from pay- ing costs is necessary to ensure that women are not frightened of making complaints for financial reasons. These tribunals would have behind them equal opportunities courts to hear test cases and appeals. Women bringing cases before the tribunals would be allowed legal aid and there would be compensation or damages awarded against offenders. The bill would make it illegal to differentiate between men and women in pension plans. Mary Colton's pamphlet said a new law should forbid discrimination against women seeking housing or credit, or joining pension plans. She also voices a disillusion common among women's groups in Britain about the Equal Pay Act, which was de- signed to gradually implement equal pay for women. She says: "Although the phasing in of equal pay should by now be well advanced, women's average earnings currently remain at little more than half those for men. The act is bound to be meaningless unless there is some provision for equal work, and may be positively harmful if it encourages re- classification so that women are still further segregated into lower paid jobs." Club corner The Major Burnett Past Noble Grands Club will hold its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Henderson Lake if weather permits. A potluck luncheon will be served. Members are reminded to bring their own dishes and cutlery. Guests welcome. If inclement weather, picnic will be held at the IOOF Hall. The regular monthly meeting of the U and I Club, Central Church of Christ, will be held at 8 tonight at the home of Mrs. D. R. Maisey, 1706 18th Ave. S. Slides on Holland and Mexico will be shown. The meetings will recess until September. There will be a Christian Science testimony meeting held at p.m. Wednesday in the church auditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. LOYAL ORDER OF 1234-3rd Ave. N. 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