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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wddnxday, Match 7, 1973 -THE IETBSRIDGE HERALD New life for little princess of the Kremlin' By JUDY KLEMF.SRUD New York Times Service PRINCETON, N.J. Once he world kuew her as "the lit- le princess of tlie Kremlin." Today, al the age of 47, she describes herself as "a simple n d-sweater person" and she spends most of her time in the very unroyal pursuit of her energetic 2-y e a r-oW daughter, Olga, It is as good a way as any for Svetlana Alliluyeva Peters Stalin's daughter, to help for get her shattered marriage to a prominent American archi tccl the latest in a chain o personal tragedies that hav made her life rival the drama and intensity of a Russian nov el. "My child is" my main occupa tion she takes SO per cen of my Mrs. Peters sai in near-perfect English as she sat to the simply fu Dished, barracks-type resident of two close friends, a brolhe and sister who teach Russian Princeton University. "Everybody keeps asking m if I am writing another book she went on, referring to t two books (Twenty Letters to Friend and Only One Year) that were published after she defected to this country in 1967. "But I am not doing any writ- ng, and I don't plan to for luite a time. I have a child and am 47 and it is rather un- usual to have a small child vhen you are my She is my whole life. We eat together, we sleep together, we walk to- c-lher, and we meet neighbors nd their cats and dogs togelh- It was cm March 6, 1967. that be knocked on the door of the nited States embassy in New )elhi to ask for asylum. (The Soviet Union government had iven her permission to go to ndia with the ashes of her late Since then, she has ob- erved a sort of quiet personal celebration every March 6. "It was the beginning of a w ole new life for she said, beaming. Would she ever like to return o the Soviet Union, pvhaps to visit the two children she lef behind I osif, a 27-year-ol< physician, her son by her firs marriage; and Yekatcrina, a 2S-year-o 1 d daughter by her second. "Oh, no, she said ervenUy. "I would hope that my chil- dren- could sometime come to see me, but I have seen enough ol Russia. Beside, I'm regard- ed as a ttfible criminal there, and to this situation children are not supposed to have any contact with their parents. And moreover, I'm not trying to contact them. I don't want to embarrass them." In April, 1970, she was mar- ried to William Wesley Peters chief architect of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Talie- sia West, in Scotlsdalc, Ariz THE BETTER HALF By Barnes uniforms Taking a page from the life of Sir Waller Raleigh, CP Air passenger Ernie as a modern day courtier, assisting .wo stewardesses across a wet section of Van- ..i trontmpnt was accorded Mane-France Limoges. octi a dern co.rtier, assis.ina rwo stewaresses a International Airport. The special treatment was accorded Mane-France L.moges. Mt, and Sharon uniforms lo be worn on all CP A.r flights. wedding took place after a ree-week whirlwind courtship. se was 44 at the time; he was a and a widower whose firs'. ile had also been named Svet- ina. The marriage broke up in De- ember, 1972, after Mrs. Peters ad grown disenchanted with IB communal way of life al sep- cism she would voice was her disbelief that doctors would not make house calls in the coun- try. "Once Olga had a fever of she said, incredulously, "and the doctor said on the telephone, 'bring her But all in all, she is a super, patriot who, although she fuses to discuss politics, has ex- pi essed distaste for "long-hair- protest- 'aliesin West. They are rated, but not divorced. "PI'165 crs in the streets. "It was painful, very pam- Mrs. Peters said. "But 1 elieve in private property, and hey live a communal life. They hare their incomes, their food, heir living. Everyone works, ncluding the children. That's vhy I left Russia." Mrs. Peters and Olga appear o be living quite comfortably n Princeton on the money from ler two books, a figure general- y quoted as around million, but which Mrs. Peters insists is "too high." Her lavyyers have made some good investments lor her, she said, and there are several charities she contri- butes to, including a hospital in India and a home for Russian orphans in France. The former "little princess of the Kremlin" is now an avid booster of the United States sire will become a citizen in 1S78 and about the only criti- UEJKCTING CHURCH BRAMPTON, Out. (CP) Civil marriages are on the up- swing here as more and more couples reject traditional church weddings with all trimmings and expense. Judge John G. Roberts, who performs about 150 civil marriages each year, said: "The only difference between this and a church cere- mony is the fact that you're nut in a religious atmosphere the result is exactly the T.O.P.S. Take Off Sensibly "NEW CHAPTER MEETING" Wednesday SI; Pelec and Si. Paul's Hal! Phone 378-2417 (evenings) vOh, no you don't! .This week YOU I was 'occupant' last week hove to be SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRF1ELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP P Ann Landers TJEAR ANN LANDERS: For three years I went with a girl who promised to change her ways arid her religion for me. I gave her an en- gagement ring that set me back quite a lot of money. It wasn't long after that I realized she would not. make a very good wife. I broke the .engagement and asked her to return the ring. She said had earned the ring and has no intention of returning it. What do you think about such grubbiness? Splils- ville, Ohio DEAR SPLITSVILLE: See a lawyer. In all probability he will tell you that when the man breaks the engage- ment the woman gels to keep the ring. Woman in command DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am alraid the darling girl next door, age 20, is heading for a serious mistake. She is dating a widower with grown children. The poor dear is starry-eyed. Her head is in the clouds. Will I feel guilty if I remain silent and not warn her that in 10 or 15 years she will be a 'lusty DEAR ANN LANDERS: Rumors and propaganda aside, do you know of any scientific evidence that cig- arette smoking during preg- nancy can be damaging to an unborn child? A great load of anti-tobacco balder- dash has been unleashed of late and we'd like to know what's what. Please? Open Mind In Montana DEAR- OPEN: There is, in- deed, some solid scientific evidence lo support the charge that cigarette smok- ing can produce harm to an unborn child. Dr. Nevil But- ler, Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol in England, did a 14-year study which involved births. He said cigarette smoking HEIDELBERG, West Ger- many (AP) The United States Army, in a move symp- tomatic of the times, put its first woman officer in command of an all-male unit, the army's European headquarters re- ported. "I think my new assignment is the said Capt., Reba C. Tyler, 32, a former schoolteacher from. Neosho, Mo., after a weekend ceremony that put her to charge of an of- ficer and 33 other men. "It will be a very interesting experience for everybody con- cerned. I'm very happy about it. "It is inevitable that more and more women will be given middle-aged woman and her j commands as the number of translates active sportswear into fashion-saving dollars. 2O reductions husband will be a lumbago- ridden old man? Love My Neighbor DEAR LOVE: Did she ask for your opinion? If not, keep quiet. Each cf us knows of an exception to this rule. Maybe in 10 or 15 years he will still be lusty and SHE'LL have lumbago. was one nf the principal causes of problems in the developing fetus. The British study revealed a 30 per cent increase in newborn infants, a markedly lower birth weight, and a doubled risk of congen- ital heart defects among bab- ies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy. Dr. David Rush, of the Columbia University School of Public Health collaborated with Dr. Edward Kass of Bos- ton City Hospital in a recenl- ly published study of preg- nant women and their findings corroborated much of the British study. So, if you're pregnant, girls, do your baby a favor. Don't smoke. women in the army increases. It also takes men away from things they aren't really inter- ested in." The captain and her 34 men run the 48th Adjutant-General Postal Detachment in Ihe Mannheim area. Capt. Tyler joined the Army in 1963 and after assignment in the United States and the Pacific area came to Europe last year. She served as a staff officer in tiie adjutant-generals office i of army headquarters in this j university city before taking over her new command. Be fancy, be conservative, but be feminine. Choose your favorite styles, colours and fabrics from our wide selection of brand-new spring sportswear at timely pre-Easter savings. SWEATERS AND T-SHIRTS REG. 3.99 TO 14.99 3.17ro11.97 out DEAR ANN LANDERS: My son is 17 years old. He seemed normal until last summer when he began to go around the house wearing cut-offs and nothing else. I became accustomed lo see- ing his hairy chest but I made him put on a shirt for rneals. A few months ago I discov- rrcrl by accident that he sleeps in the nude, His door was open and his covers were partly off, A few weeks ago tie walked into the kilclicn with a towel wrapped around his middle fml asked if I knew where ti'c shampoo was. When I Irltl him we were out of .s he out hack rlcor, jumped intn his car ant! drove to the neigh- borhood drugstore.- Last week he started In roam around the house stark naked. I told him 1 didn't approve of his actions. He said I was an oddball and a square. My husband is no help because he works nights and rarely sees his son. Is this normal behavior for a 17-year-old boy? lias t h e world changed thai much? Please advise me. Neb- raska DEAR NEB: Your son's behavior is not normal irrespective of how much the world has changed. I hope you will speak to your family physician or the boy's high school guidance counselor and find out where to take him (or psychological lesU'ng. He needs professional help. and of town Maple Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star will iLUht a Munlaita jiiyiil in Alber ta, Saturday at p.m. in the civic centre. Mrs. Irene McDougall, WGiU, of the Grand Chapter of Alber- ta will1 pay an official visit, with Mr. Harold Gulliver, WGP. also in attendance. The WGM of Montana, Mrs. Lillian Seymour and WGP Mr. Darryl Ayers, be present as well. Receiving guests will be Miss Mamie Gibson, PGM: Mrs. Eva Lonsberry, PGM: Mrs. A. Miron, PGM and Mrs. H. G. Slrelton, PGP. All members and guests are asked to register between and 7 p.m. CREATION SUPPORT EDMONTON (CP) A group supporting the teaching of crea- tion as described in the Bible has been formed in Alterla. The Alberta Committee for True Ed- ucation, headed by Rev. Neil Unruh of Ilythe, says the bibli- cal account of creation should he (.aught in (lie province's schools as well as the theory of evolution. BLOUSES AND SKIRTS REG. 7.99 TO 14.99 6.37 TO 11.97 SKIRTS AND LONG SKIRTS REG. 6.99 TO 16.99 5.57 TO 13.57 SLACKS AND JEANS REG. 7.99 TO 19.99 6.37 TO 15.97 JACKETS REG. 6.99 TO 29.99 5.57 TO 23.97 PANTY HOSE SPECIAL REG. 1.29 1.03 2 PAIRS 2.00 MORE THAN 280 STORES COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU COILEGE MAtt 30lh AVE. ond MAYOK MAOKATH MIVE TELi 3J8-7011 S06-4lh AVENUE SOUTH-TEt: 326-7653 ;