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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor Seminar scheduled for Monday Abortion still problem while under Criminal Code gVERYONE loves a wedding. Men enjoy the ribaldry and women enjoy the excitement of it all, the preparations and all the la-te-da. In the feeling of camaraderie surrounding the most famous wedding in Canada, there may rest just a spark of envy. Perhaps just a bit of wistful-ness that by the time they reach the ripe old age of 51 (or however old Pierre Trudeau really is) they too can latch on to a beautiful young 22-year-old. The Women of Canada probably have another reason for jubilation over the Trudeau-Sinclair match, and they might have been even forewarned by Trudeau's apparent recapitulation over his attitudes toward women in his dinner speech in Toronto Wednesday. He told 2,400 guests to the Ontario-Liberal fund-raising dinner that his government would be moving quickly to remove discrimination facing Canadian women. Mr. Trudeau not only said that women should be given a more meaningful role in Canadian society but suggsted that perhaps men should stay home and raise the kids. With the rumor abounding that the prime minister is not going to stand for re-election for another term in office, perhaps he is giving advance warning again. Maybe that's what he intends to do-stay home and raise the kids. He's finally gone on record as saying that "every woman in Canada possesses skills, competence, energy, knowledge, warmth, and abilities which are of immense value and yet which are often underutilized ..." One does not know how much influence Mrs. 'P.E.T.' Trudeau had in those memorable words, but thank you, Margaret. The match is a good one politically. He's not only united at least January and May, but Toronto and Vancouver, and married an Anglican who turned Roman Catholic. Whatever sins he's had in the past, he'll surely be forgiven by that one fell swoop. He's taken the thunder out of Women Libera-tionists who plagued his bachelor days with various accusations, and put a little thunder into a few newsrooms where news correspondents had been caught napping over their lack of knowledge about the impending union. Dr. Driedger speaks at World Day of Prayer The futility 0f assistance without true love was the subject chosen by Dr. Ger hard Driedger in his address to the interdenominational World Day of Prayer service conducted Friday afternoon at the Salvation Army Citadel. He said, "What is a hospital where the staft Is well trained but does not care about the PUBLIC BINGO $500 JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS IODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. patient? Care requires love." "We have often been told, to teach ethical concepts we do not need Christianity," said Dr. Driedger. "We can teach love, care', faithfulness, responsibility, without it. But. Christ is the light of this world, and all the others are just mirrors reflecting this light. If you take the light away, the mirrors will be dark." Dr. Driedger spoke to approximately 250 men and women at the service which was under the theme, A New People for A New Age. In the offeratory which is to go to the general World Day of Prayer fund, over $175 was collected. Last year, over 105 organizations were aided by the $69,000 collected over the world. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. $1.44 DAY MEN'S OR LADIES' SLACKS LADIES' PLAIN SKIRTS (NO PLEATS) 2 \ $1.44 CASH AND CARRY ONLY SPIC & SPAN DRY CLEANERS COLLEGE MALL - PHONE 328-8211 By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor Abortion, the termination of pregnancy, has been legal in Canada since July 1, 1969. Yet the subject of abortion still forms part of the Criminal Code of Canada. Several medical associations, such as the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Alberta Medical Association have passed resolutions to the effect that abortion should not be part of the Criminal Code. Dr. Bob Clark, executive secretary of the AMA, has said that removal from the Criminal Code would "obviate the need of therapeutic abortion committees in hospitals." This view is supported by two nurses from the Red Deer General Hospital. Esther Thorson, associate director of special services, and Audrey Thompson, clinical co-ordina-tor, were quoted in the February issue of the Canadian Nurse, as saying the therapeutic abortion committee is unnecessary. They said, "the attending physician knows the woman for whom he is asking approval for a therapeutic abortion. He is in a better position to make a judgment on the appropriateness of the procedure than members of the committee." A survey of Canadian nurses was taken by the professional magazine to deter-mine nursing opinion should take a stand on the issue of abortion. All the nurses who were interviewed agreed that abortion should be removed from the Criminal Code. France St. Martin, head nurse in the operating room'at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, said the committee should be eliminated to allow the abortion to be done as soon, and therefore as safely as possible. She said if people don't have a doctor who will make application to the committee, they will use illegal methods. A clinical instructor at Cha-leu General Hospital Bath-urst, N.B. says if a woman has strong feelings about abortion, she will get one whether self-induced or not. This attitude was borne out in a study of 117 Calgary women who had sought therapeutic abortions. Of the 23 women who were rejected for an abortion,, only four carried their babies to term. The report states that there was still a high level of disturbance in those women who were delivered compared with a steady rate of improvement psychologically in those women who were aborted. Opinion differed in the survey upon whether abortion was a personal or more complex matter. Joyce Nevitit, nursing director at Memorial University St. John's Newfoundland said ". '. . more should be considered than the physical and medical sides. It's all very well for people to sit in judgment on whether or not others should have children. I think we ought to be more realistic. "I know this can be difficult for certain groups to accept because it's against their definition of when life begins, and I believe that's the crux of the whole problem. I think our religious overtones and beliefs stand in the way of our ability to be objective in terms of other people's needs." On the other hand, Sister T. Castonguay, director of nursing service at St. Boniface General Hospital, St. Boniface, Man., told The Canadian Nurse that there is a medical and moral component to abortion and therefore both the physician and spiritual or moral adviser should be involved in helping the woman, and her husband come to this decision. A psychiatric nurse, Dorothy Burwell, says that society should take another look at the unwanted child. "... I see so many of these children ending up as wards of the state. .Society makes it an offense to have an abortion and thus commits a crime against the child." The favored method of preventing unwanted children, according to most sources, is still planned parenthood, family counselling clinics and sterilization. The Canadian Medical Association recently advised physicians they may not expect any greater danger of legal action for performing sterilizations, in particular male sterilization. The association endorsed sterilization as ethical last June as its annual meeting. Since then, fear has been expressed that doctors could be made to face criminal action since it is still included in the Criminal Code. The statement released by the association to its members in January says this is not the case and that changes in the Criminal Code are not necessary. Dr. Clark said the AMA opposes abortion clinics but favors free clinics on family planning and contraception. The legal, theological and medical, and sociological aspects of abortion will be studied at a seminar to be held at the Gait School of Nursing auditorium, Monday. The day-long seminar Is not open to the public, but will give involved professional people an opportunity to study all facets of this complex topic. EDUCATION WEEK - Students of General Stewart School show parents and friends through the displays set up in honor of Education Week recently. Education Week will be March 7 to 11, and most of Lethbridge's schools will participate in commemoration of the week. Learn Hairdressing MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES - TERMS WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE 326A 8th Ave. W, Calgary Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE annual reports at meet Reports presented at the annual meeting of the Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE, Chapter IODE show that the year 1970 was very successful. Education secretary, Mrs. D. G. W. Sutherland, reported a total of $302.30 was spent on education. Regular awards, six in all, were presented to local schools; the Edith Boles award for grade 6 became a Speech Arts competition, and the Mrs. A. B. Stafford award became a donation to the Hamilton Junior High Book Fund. A donation of $8 went to the Agnes .Stafford Memorial fund; $10 to the Hamilton Junior High Project Recall; and 75 IODE calendars were placed in local and district schools. Miss C, MacEachern, secretary for services at home and abroad, reported that 217 knitted and sewn articles were made or purchased for distribution in Canada and abroad. Gifts of candy', jewelry, sweaters, shawls toilet articles, books, pocket novels, jigsaw puzzles and magazines were distributed to the Senior Citizen's Homes, the Auxiliary Hospital, the Mental Hospital at Raymond, the Dorothy Gooder School, the local Friendship Centre and the jail. A Christmas hamper of food, gifts and clothing was given locally. Members of the chapter spent 330 hours in volunteer work for the Blood Donors Clinic; Red Cross, Retarded Children; Cancer Fund; Poppy Day; United Appeal; Heart Fund and shared in the placing of a wreath at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day. A donation was made to the Cup of Milk Fund and furnishings were purchased for the recreation room at the YWCA. Work in services was valued at approximately $1,294. The following slate of officers was elected for the coming year; Regent, Mrs. C. F. Steele; first vice-regent, Mrs. C. M. Cranstoun; second vice-regent, Mrs. D. G. W. Suther- land; secretary, Mrs. J. Loet-scher; treasurer, Miss D. Church; services, Miss C. MacEachern; assistant services, Mrs. F. E. Quittenbaum; education, Mrs. R. P. Court; echoes, Miss B. Church; standard bearer, Miss M. Mc-Neely; publicity; Mrs. A. P. Baines; hospitality, Mrs. A. A. Cameron assisted by Mrs. L. M. Wilson; membership, Mrs. A. S. Fumerton; citizenship Mrs. E. Consiable. Councillors; Mrs. L. J. Mckenzie, head councillor; and Mesdames A. G. Holmes, J. Morgan, S. D. Rooke, R. M. Glover, D. J. Beattie and E. V. Langford. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Beazer mark golden anniversary CARDSTON (HNS) - Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Beazer, pioneers of the Beazer district, recently were honored on the occasion of their golden wedding) anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Beazer came to Cardston from Utah in 1890 and THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes MRS. JOANNE WISHART . . . president ALUMNI OFFICERS - At the quarterly supper meeting of the St. Michael's Nurses Alumni, the annual election of officers was held. Elected for the 1971-72 team were: Mrs. Joanne Wishart, president; Mrs. Mary Barton, vice-president; Mrs. Sylvia Andres, treasurer; Mrs. June Kiely, secretary; Mrs. Connie Watmough, and Mrs. Sheila Ruston, bulletin committee; Mrs. Erika Izsach, Mrs. Mary Anne Unrau, ways and means committee; Mrs. Julia De Maere, archives; Mrs. Riet Schaeffer, membershipi; and Mrs. Mary Barton, public relations officer. Installation of officers will take place at the April meeting. "Mother says it's beautiful and the sun is shining where she is." 1899 respectively with their families. They farmed at Beazer until they retired and moved to Cardston 15 years ago. They have six children, Mrs. J. W. (Norma) Wellman of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Leo (Af-ton) Toone of Claresholm; Mrs. George (Glenna) Fairbanks of Calgary; Morgan and Grant of Cardston; and Mrs. Doug (Geneva) Fellows of Las Vegas. They also have 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. DON'T MISS ITI WHOOP-UP SADDLE CLUB RUMMAGE SALE AND BAZAAR POLISH HALL-8th Ave. and 3th St. N. MARCH 8th and 9th PROCEEDS ARE TO IMPROVE GYMKHANA GROUNDS DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED Phone 328-4762 for PICK-UP ! HAIRDRESSERS! We wish to take this opportunity of thanking so many of you in southern Alberta and S.E. British Columbia for making our recent Festival of Beauty (our 20th annual) such a huge success at the beautiful Calgary Inn. Our congratulations to Miss Mary Hon-mura, Beauty Box, Lethbridge, who won. the first prize, a trip for two to Disneyland. 0BSC0 Beauty Supply 40 Years In Southern Alberta Servicing professional beauty shops only, with quality supplies . . . ZOTOS - HELENE CURTIS - CLAIROL - SILHOUETTE -BRECK - BONAT - ROUX - RILLING - CARYL -RICHARDS - FERMODYL - NESTLE - BELVEDERE BELMONT - GLOBAL 106 61ft AVENUE S.W., CALGARY, PHONE 253-8811 $ $ CASH BINGO $ HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY - 8 O'CLOCK A $100 Blackout Bingo played for till wen every Saturday plus 2 7-Number Jackpot* JACKPOTS NOW $120 AND $130 5 Cards for $1.00 or 25c each (Located Next fo No. J Firehall) $ EL RANCH BEAUTY SALON Wish to announce that DEANNA PEACOCK Has joined their staff. Deanno has had 8 years experience as a hair stylist having been employed by MAISON'S 'JAKE'S COIFFURES in Calgary and Classic Coiffures. Deanna welcomes all her friends and former customers to visit her. EL RANCHO BEAUTY SALON 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 328-3237 Why not have a portrait of your children done now? PATRICIA 2 yean Daughter of MR. and MRS. BOB LANG IETHBRIDGE LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPR DEPOT PHONE 327-2651 ;