Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 - THI IETHBRIDOE HIRAID - Tuesday, March 2, 1971 iv in We need political awareness Alta. president tells PC group By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor There will be a great call upon the women in the province of Alberta in the next few weeks, Mrs. Lillian Knupp, of High River told the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Progressive Conservative Women's Association Monday night. As president of the Alberta W o m e n's Association Mrs. Knupp urged the women to learn the political philosophy of the Progressive Conservative party and to know what the party stands for. She reminded members that although they will be called upon for assistance in the way of coffee parties and teas prior to the anticipated June provincial election, the women should also be prepared to explain the party to others. "Women are family breadwinners and assistant breadwinners. They handle the budget and influence the young people, the teen-agers in voting bias," said Mrs. Knupp. This would have special impact when the voting age is lowered to 18. she added, and this force must not be overlooked. "Women are interested in tax- ation, education, and local issues, which are not as diversified throughout the province as one might believe." In an interview Mrs. Knupp said schools, even at the junior high age have a definite role to play in making young people New officers for Tory women Mrs. Martha Gallinger was elected Monday as president of the Lethbridge Progressive Conservative Women's Association. Vice-presidents aire Mrs. Ber-nice Luco and Mrs. Elizabeth De Armond. Secretary is Mrs. Chris Cameron and treasurer for another term is Miss Dorothy Church. Directors will include Mrs. Afton Scott, Mrs. Helen Robins and Mrs. Elsie Parrott. Life memberships were presented by Mrs. Dot Weatherup to Miss Dorothy Church, Miss Miss Charlotte MeEachern, Mrs. Elsie Parrott and Mrs. Bessie Rose. The dinner and annual meeting was held at the Pemmican Club rooms. aware of the functions of politics at all levels. The younger women are more interested in playing an active part in the senior or men's organization, "although I resent that term" said Mrs. Knupp. When Mrs. Knupp took office she said she wondered about the merit of even continuing the women's organization. Some areas do not want separate organizations, and are dissolving theirs, although others want to hang on to a separate body. In her year of office Mrs. Knupp has taken time from editorial duties at the High River Times to travel 7,000 miles throughout Alberta including formirg a new group in Drum-heller and talking to three constituencies in the north just recently. Mrs. Knupp paid tribute to the "outstanding group" in Lethbridge and its "efforts and ability to get things done" at the provincial level. Above all, she said, the senior organization must know what the women's views are in order to have a say in political policies, instead of having "overly elaborate policies" made for women by the provincial men's organization, , Wet work! It's a waiting game A fireman's life; And no one knows better Than his lovely wife; There are hose laying meets For both he and she; Sandi Daku began Just wet to the knee; As the nozzles connect The spray fills the air Hopefully none drops On her blonde curly hair. More social acceptance Canadian adoption rate on rise By THE CANADIAN PRESS Few children are left homeless in Canada. Adoption agency officials across the country are unanimous in reporting an improvSd social attitude that has increas- GOOD START TO NEW YEAR - Mrs. Lillian Knupp, president of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Women's Association, right, congratulates Mrs. Martha Gallinger, incoming president of the Lethbridge organization at the annual meeting Monday night. Waiting to offer their good wishes and support are left to right, Mrs. Bernice Luco, first vice-president, and Mrs. Elizabeth De Armond, second vice-president. Unable to be present was the new secretary Mrs. Chris Cameron and treasurer is Miss Dorothy Church. Social development to study one-parent council family OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Council on Social Development is starting a short-term study on problems of one-parent families and possible solutions to them. The' researchers also hope to assess interest in a national association of one-parent family organizations. One-parent families constitute eight to nine per cent of all family units in Canada and are increasing, the council says. , PUBLIC BINGO $500 JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. The study will involve 120 such families' and many of the community agencies that work with them. Single-parent associations in several cities are co-sponsoring the project, financed through the federal health department's program of welfare grants. The council is a national voluntary organization which analyzes the causes of social breakdown and need. The project report is to be completed by late summer. There will be a national consultation of heads of one-parent families in the fall to discuss the report.' TO SEE PEOPLE Interviews will be done in Halifax; Hull, Que.; Owen Sound, Ont., and the surrounding rural area, London, Ont., Winnipeg and Vancouver on such topics as housing, income, HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! 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Z-7 ,.. using the aftershave lotion she prefers, e*pyt:sM \m to; anciks rtwj HOME ECONOMIST TO SPEAK - Mrs. Mona Cox, associate head of the home economics extension department, Alberta Department of Agriculture, and public relations officer for the Edmonton Home Economics Association will speak to the Lethbridge Home Economics Association tonight. Her topic is, How home economists can relate to their community today. The meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Margaret Wilson, 611 17 St. 8. The public has been invited to attend. HIGH COST SARNIA, Ont. (CP) - There are no "deep discount" food prices in Ontario's northland where Indians in remote communities pay $2 a pound for hamburger and 25 cents each for eggs, says Audrey Wilson, who has been researching the problems of Ontario Indians. Mrs. Wilson said that bread at Big Trout Lake, 300 miles north of Thunder Bay, cost 75 cents a loaf and butter $1.25 a pound. ed adoptions and resulted in a levelling off or decrease in the number of adoptive children available. A Cross Canada Survey by The Canadian Press, following up a report that four Ontario counties bad large decreases in the number of children available for adoption, found the situation is attributed mainly to increasing social tolerance and awareness. More unwed mothers are able to keep their babies and more adoptive parents are willing to take children who were formerly hard to place because of age, mixed - race parentage or medical mformities. Many authorities did not consider birth control pills or increasing availability of abortions as major contributing factors. ATTITUDES CHANGING Elizabeth Bissett of the Protestant Children's Service Centre in Montreal said the number of adoptable babies has fallen only in the last few months and the pill has been around Ioniser than that. She said the impact of abortions cannot be judged on the small amount of abortion information available. All authorities indicated agreement with a comment by Isabel Williamson of Montreal's Catholic Family and Children's Service that "there is definitely a changing attitude towards illegitimacy in our society." Irene McGinnis, a social worker with the Prince Edward Island department of welfare, child care section, said the number of adoptive babies on the island is well down and older children, five and six years of age, are being placed quickly. She said older children usually go to parents who already have children of their own. Judith Yunker. a social worker with the Nova Scotia Children's Aid Society said there seems to be no decrease in the number of children available for adoption in the province. But a number of those still unplaced are difficult placements, children with mental and physical defects and black children. Rev. Andre Hurteau of the Societe d'Adoption et.Protection des Enfants in Montreal said that five years ago only 15 to 20 per cent of unmarried mothers kept their children. Now, he said, 55 per cent of unwed mothers in Quebec keep their children for two reasons: a much higher proportion of middle- and upper class families are accepting the situation more easily and recent medical and welfare legislation has taken the financial pressure off unwed mothers. Betty Graham, director of the adoptions branch of the Ontario department of social and family services, and Victoria Leach, co - ordinator of the department's child welfare branch, agreed that more hard-to-place children are being adopted. They said one reason is the growing number of couples, aware of the population explosion, who prefer to adopt rather than have their own children. Miss Graham said the actual number of adoptive children in Ontario has not decreased but it is down on a per-capita basis. She said the reason areas such as the four Ontario counties show great decreases is that many unwed mothers move to large cities during their pregnancy. A lack of mater- nity homes and social pressures drive them away. Jack Schnoor, director of the adoption and unmarried parents section of the Winnipeg Children's Aid Society, said his organization is aware of a trend toward unwed mothers keeping their children and the supply of "white, healthy babies .. . is about running even with demand." But the province has a number of non - white babies and older white children available for adoption. EXCEEDS SUPPLY William Goebel, supervisor of adoptions for Calgary south regional office of the Alberta child welfare department, said applications for adoption at his office are outrunning the number of children available. "It's hard to say what is the Women like to cuddle up MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)-Nine out of every 10 women like to be cuddled, says the psychiatry department at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marc H. Hollender, a Vanderbilt professor, said at a meeting here of the Mid-South Medical Association that returns from a questionnaire recently submitted to 250 women show that 90 per cent of them have "stronger or moderate desires to be held." "Some," he said, "use sexual enticement as a means to be cuddled." Hollender said detailed interviews were held with 60 of the women who fillad out the questionnaire. "When we began the project," he said, "we thought it would be easier to obtain answers to our questions from women because they are freer in talking about crying and such." Book borrowers rent Picasso EDMONTON (CP) - City residents now can pick up a Picasso at the same time they borrow a book from the Edmonton Centennial Library. Or they may select a Van Gogh, Rubens, Rembrandt or any other of the 300 framed reproductions that the audio-visual section has arranged to loan. Elizabeth Brindle of the audio-visual department said the loans are made to regular card holders for a two-week period. The picture may be returned to the library and a two-week renewal given if no other request for that picture has come in. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "What do you do-go around advising everybody . to deal with their friendly neighborhood Stanley?" Hollender said some obese women said they found they had a greater desire to eat when they did not receive the cuddling they wanted. "We have found that food often acts as a substitute for gratification, as do other personal habits or traits," Hollender said. Hollender said he does not have information on whether men had similar needs. main reason but I believe adoption is becoming more accepted socially and people are more open to adoption than they used to be." Dean Melsness of Edmonton, director of child welfare for the province, agreed with his counterparts in other parts of the country that white, medically sound baby girls are extreme* ly scarce. But he said adoptive parents now are more receptive to children with medical problems such as allergies, and "children of racially - mixed backgrounds are definitely more easily placed now." Wl meet under way The 50th district 4 conference of the Alberta Women's. Institute got under way this morning at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. Mrs. J. Holland, district director, is conducting the conference. Featured speaker at this afternoon's session was Dr. Sam Smith, president of the University of Lethbridge. Approximately 100 women from Lethbridge and district have registered for the confer* ence. 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