Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRlDGt HERAID Wednesday, M right "II Vrs, when? like lu marry you? what is It, [irst proposal I've 'nail in. right tiawl I have to go may lie for a date Is this for real? get to you first candid camera? forty years Last clidncc for you marry mer TURIC Slatt Writer F, eaclions You bet! at else can a normal young lady expect when she approauie.s a total stranger and asks him to marry her. The nice thing about the whole situation is that some sin- gle Lcthbrulgo males are will- ing' or at least slightly game, to marry a single Lethbridge girl. Proof? We've got it. Since leup year only man- ages to come around every four, you have? to take advan- tage of it at its best- The weath- er may rot be up to par, but a feiv warm remarks may add some to your temperature. To start on your will-you- marry-mc expeclition, select a reasonably busy spot in a down- town area, arm yourself with a photographer, note pad and a lot of The latter to be used while walking up to your victim be- fore popping the vital question. The ideal situation is to work in rounds of two, and take turns attacking the by passing male population. Besides the nearly presence of another person who understands tfie situation les- sens chances of being hauled away by over-zealous, prospec- tive husbands, HOW IT'S DONE Nutty proposals, or the lack of them, don't necessarily hap- pen on leap year. Herald staff members have done pretty well on their own, and the laughs are worth the asking. While most of the women did receive a genuine proposal from I: Family Living hubby-to-bc, one proposal never happened, "some people don't have to be just grew into it." The others? Tiicy were nor- of. Comments varied from ''he told me we getting mar- ried ami when" lo u[ don't re- member any trumpets blow- ing." One husband paved his wife from retuniino to a refu- gee camp by marrying her, and says the "ihrrr was a lit- Mp pressure helping us alnng." UrucjLie proposals managed lo sneak in along the line, and even Uio Ojuia board helped romance to (he altar. An- other will you happened in Stanley Park "site was era ay to say coming from the proposer in retrospect. One g r o o rn accepted the young lass' proposals the third time around, and tvcn a man- hater got lit-r man. If that isn't loo strange how receiving a ring in the' mail? Or proposing via b i 11- hoarci and newspaper Ed to tbs special girl. Or got married be- cause the afternoon movie isn't worth It's nil heen djone, find no one has managed to get a mon- opoly on originality. Those who have been refused in their love like overtures, take heart. The villain who has disdained your advances must make reparations according to leap year customs. The rebuffed maiden has the right to claim a sill; dress, a pair of gloves, or a brush. Oth- ers might settle for a farewell dinner, or just a card of no- hard-feelings. The real reparations? Well, according to Hie married half- thev h a p p e n after the cere- mony. "II Hi! alendai" of- local liap Lcttibridgc Handicapped ciety meeting has boon cancell- ed until further notice, A program on planning and serving meals v.'ill be presented by the Extension Division' Farm and Rural Resource De- velopment, Albert a Department of Agriculture. There is no reg- istration, and no foes. It will take place at (lie Lelhbridge WOMEN PRESENT BRIEF Miss Charlotte Van Dine of Montreal, president of the Business and Women's Associa ion, precedes Prime Minister Trudeau into I ihe railway comnnMefi room, tor Hie formal presentation of nn association brief, (CP Wirepliolo) Community College, room 9, and will commence Thursday at and 7-9 p.m. Th'o program will he conducted hj Miss Janis McLean and Miss Elizabeth BarlmaD Flectwood-Bawden Home and School Association will meet at B p.m. on Wednesday in the gym. Featured speaker will be Mrs. Peggy Albiston, Lctli- bridge reading specialist and language arts co-ordinator for Grades t to C. Parents are ask- ed to please attend and support the association. Old lime and western square dance classes will be held in Taber on Thursday at 8 p.m. the Dr. Hamman Scliool. This is being held in conjunc- tion with the recreation depart- ment. Everyone welcome, Christian Science testimony meeting will be held on Wednesday at p.m. in tho church auditorium, 1203 4 Avc. S. Everyone welcome. A meeting will he held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Southland Nursing Home- 15 for women interested in auxiliary work for the home. South minster UCW will meet nn Thursday at 2 p.m. in the church lounge. Ladies Auxiliary to the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit 58 will hold executive meeting in the club- room on Thursday. Chinese women liberated: husbands share house chores By JAMES PUINGI.E SHANGHAI (Router) Married women in China do not wear wedding rings, are taking contraceptive pills, go out to work and expect their husbands to share household chores. Arranged marriages, con- sulting astrologers (or propi- tious wedding dates, the "in- t r o d u c t i o n" of bride and groom to departed ancestors at special ceremonies anil other relics of old China all have been abandoned. Many things sought by women's liberation groups in the West already exist in present-day China. Women keep their own names on re- tained custom of old China, condemn the wearing of cos- metics as wear flat-heeled shoes and, at least for the public record, oppose anything that might heighten feminine The no bra look, pursued by some Western women's lib activists, is not popular in China. Chinese girls, not gen- c r a 11 y considered well-en- dowed, dress in such shape- less clothes that all hint of a female breast has disap- peared. Unmarried women in Shanghai, China's largest city, apparently don't think ot marriage until they are re- sponding to the call of Chair- man Mao Tse-tung to marry late and keep China's birth- rate down. POLITICS COUNT When they do mam-, says 23-year-old 'Miss Chai Li Mai, who repairs lathes in a Shang- hai workshop, they "should choose a husband who puts politics in command and has a good morality." Mai, a rosy-cheeked girl with a nice smile, pigtails, a liip-lcnelh jacket buttoned to the collar, padded trousers and stout shoes, said when the time did come to marry she would still consult her par- ents, and ask their approval of her choice of husband. But there was no such tiling now its parents arranging a child's marriage. For entertainment she goes out with "comrades" oE both sexes lo walk in Shanghai's People's Park or visit a cin- ema showing a revolution movie, she said. There are no other types of film available. Mrs." Chiu Shao Liu, a 28- year-old mother of two, a Communist party member and a member of the revolu- tionary committee administer- ing (lie settlement where Mai lives, said that married women receive free birth con- trol pills or free contraceptive injections once every three months. A kindergarten teacher, she said she shares household jobs with her husband, whom she married when she was 20. "On Sunday, while 1 am washing clothes, he does the she said. Mrs. Liu, who has a daz- zling smile, wears her hair in an attractive fringe and wore a blue sweater under her jacket and a white ctu'ffon scarf, does not wear a wed- ding rinp. She was given ona on marriage by her parents- in-law, but feels it is an out- moded custom of the past. When it was pointed out that she was attractively dressed, within the limits pos- sible here, nnd wore ner hair austere political climate ol in a style not seen in the more Peking, Mrs. Liu blushed. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. Jatkpol in 54 12 Games in 7 41h 8th Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 1 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE tOYAt ORDER OF MOOSE epo ,0-03 13... OTTAWA Prime j ister Yrurteau as.suiTd a delega- tion from the Canadian Federa- tion of Business and Profes- sional Women's Cliib.-; Monday that his government iiilend.s to take action uri at least parts oi the royal commission report on the status of may not deal v.ith all of the recommendations but we uill not hirle under the dust of the report.'1 be replied lo cralion brief Hinf srnrl the Hrinicn Irapcrl (lie rrpnrl would j not gather in M.ine rorncr ut an Oilav.o office. To hack up his a.s.surancc thrd the government "wouldn't try to evade it.s Mr. Trudeau pointer! to legislation arising from other royal com- missions, including tlu: one on hicillUiroJism anrl hilinRualism, and the one on tax reform. The brief, among other things. (complained about 'waste of human resources" in that the government service rhd not use "to liie fiillfsl Ihe skills anrl abilities of women in Ihe public service." ation's argu- be said that since his government took office in IMS, it had appointed only llfi women to hoards aw! other present session of Pai-liameTit wotilrl ban discrimination on the basis ol or marital status. The Rovcrnment also wanted to ratify the International Labor Organization convention calling agencies hy ortier-in-couneil. In for equal work for equal pay. that lime it made a total oi j To do so, it needed the consent of the provinces anc] five of them had consent so far, USK XAMB 1C x t e r n a 1 Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said married now can get passports in (heir maiden iinrnos if they sn appointment RKCOItt) I'OOll He admitted "that isn't gotd [rack record." Kill he s u f, g e s t c rl Otla would look good in comparison Jn making appointments, the cahinet was influenced by suggestions from outside 01- lawa. Sometimes it was difficult to have women included even in the recommendations coming servation." Health Minisler John Munro said Ihe million Otintva con- l r i l> u I c s towards day care centres under Ihe Canada As- sistance Act had resulted in 80 Several olher cabinet minis- (crs replied to the brief. KKKP FROM ODORS l.atior Minister Martin, Keep coffee away from pun- O'C'onncll said the aniendr.ienls i gent smelling It picks irp to the Canada Labor (Jodc in iiio i odors quickly. SIMPSONS Your child's portrait made with Eastman "PROFESSIONAL" Fklacolour Film and materials nntl our all new DYNAMIC COLOUR background assures you full colour fidelity and breathtaking realism never before possible. You must see this value to believe it! 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