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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Thursday, March 14, 1974 Laws need to be enforced VICTORIA (CP) Attorney-general Alex Mat-Donald has been urged in the British Columbia legislature to see to it that the laws are enforced particularly when they apply to wives deserted by their husbands. Allan Williams (L West Vancouver Howe Sound) raised the case of a woman who was deserted by her husband in November, 1972 and in February, 1973 obtained a court order requiring the husband to pay a month for the support of herself and two children. Unfortunately, he said, the husband moved to Montreal and although negotiations were started, according to reciprocal agreements between the provinces, nothing happened. She referred the whole matter to the attorney- general's department but nothing was done and so the woman has had to hire her own lawyer in Montreal to take her case and she has been advised to go to Montreal at the end of the week to consult with this lawyer. Meantime, the husband has agreed to settle the dispute at a reduced payment of a month and he refuses to pay any arrears, Mr. Williams said. LAW FOR WOMEN "This seems to me to be a clear case that there is one law for men and one law for he added. While all this has been going on, Mr. Williams added, the women has been paid in welfare, she has borrowed from the bank and another to from relatives. Mr. Williams said the whole thing could have been resolved and the welfare payment avoided if Quebec had lived up to the reciprocal agreement and saw to it that the husband met the conditions of the B.C. court order. If the other provinces are not holding up their end of these legal responsibilities, Mr. MacDonald should do something about it, Mr. Williams said. "Unless the laws are enforced, people of this kind will continue to fail in their he said. Ann Landers Adjudicators [TEXACO] TEXACO CANADA LIMITED has for lease in the near future a com- bination Wholesale and Retail outlet in the Town of Brooks, Alberta. For those who are desirous of going into business for themselves, is the "Golden Opportunity" that offers a very reward- ing and profitable future to the suc- cessful applicant. Interested parties call 327-4370, or write to Suite 101, 1201 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta for further information. Accordion and choral adjudicators for the up- coming Kiwanis Music festival will be Nelly Antonio Peruch, and Donald Brown. Both men have served as adjudicators on previous occasions and share a talented background in music and voice. Mr. Peruch is a classical accordionist, receiving his Master of Arts at the University of Alberta and has appeared on national TV shows, at the Canadian National Exhibition and has commended on his pioneer work tn the field of classical accordion. Mr. Brown completed his degree in music in Toronto where for some years he concertized on stage, radio and TV. He has served, as adjudicator at many festivals. Milvain service Friday CALGARY (CP) A Alberta Chief Justice J. V. H. memorial service will be held Milvain. She died Saturday here Friday for 'Edwina after a long illness while Milvain, 66, a long-time undergoing medical Calgary resident and wife of treatment. Margo Oliver She brings you recipes for good things, other than porridge, that can be made with rolled oats. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday. The Lethbridge Herald Dear Ann Landers: You've printed several letters from doctor's wives who resented women patients who made passes at their husbands. You have also printed letters from women who admitted they tried to seduce their physicians. Then, of course, there have been letters from doctors who insist that some women patients are so aggressive that they will not examine them unless a nurse is present. Nothing along these lines has ever appeared about lawyers. Well, here's a first: I am a woman and a lawyer. A few years ago I went to see a colleague about a divorce. I was anxious and worried because my husband was rich, and powerful, but I simply had to get away from him. The lawyer I selected to represent me intimated that things would go much more quickly and smoothly if I went to bed with him. Like a fool, I did, right in his office, on the leather couch. In all the years I have been examined by doctors, not one has ever made a pass. If I had a young, good-looking daughter, I would not hesitate to send her to a doctor's office alone, but to a lawyer's office never. The Honest Truth Dear Honest: Lawyers are not immune to poor judg- ment, bad character and clay feet. These are human weaknesses, not the special properties of any single profession.. As a lady lawyer, you should be smart enough to know that some members of your profession do play around with clients. What surprises me is that YOU are surprised. Dear Ann Landers: Regarding the woman who lost her fat friends when she lost weight and began to look better than they did. Here's the other side of the coin. I had a friend with some very fine qualities. (I'll call her Tess.) We both loved to eat. After a few years of "feasting" we began to put on weight. Tess joined a weight- loss group and began to shed pounds. The thinner she got, the more egotistical she became. To make a long story short, she is now a total bore and I can't stand her. She looks great but the fat that she lost around her waist and hips went straight to her head. Anonymous, Please Dear A. P.: Your letter proves there are always two sides to every story. Sometimes three. Dear Ann: When my husband and I moved to this city I had difficulty finding employment. A college degree is no longer considered an asset. Through a cousin, I was offered an office job. I am not qualified for office work and the pay is terrible. I found another position in the field of my major at college and I want to take it, but I haven't told my cousin and I'm afraid to. The problem: I've never been able to face people with news that might displease them. I cop out and write a note. This gutlessness has made me ashamed of myself. How can I overcome it? Weak Vocal Cords Dear W. V.: It's not your vocal cords that need strengthening, it's your backbone. Replace the macaroni in your spine with a steel rod. Force yourself to do the thing you fear. Once you do it, you'll find it easier the second time, and the third. Get going and good luck. It's not always easy to recognize love, especially the first time around. Acquaint yourself with the guidelines. Read Ann Landers's booklet, "Love or Sex and How To Tell the Difference." For a copy, mail 35c in coin and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Caravan Console Stereo in Spanish-styled Deilcraft cabinet in Autumn Oak finish. Solid state receiver. Built-in 8-track tape player and automatic record changer. Four performance matched speakers. Hidden casters. Outstanding Look'n Listen value. 449 95 Saratoga 26" Color TV. Reliable solid state chassis with automatic tuning delivers bright, crisp color picture. Mediterranean style cabinet in autumn oak on easy roll-about casters. A Look'N Listen feature value. 869 95 Bedford) 20" Color TV with all the features of Electrphome consoles in more compact size. Solid-state chassis features automatic tuning. A special Look'N Listen value. 569 SR-2402 Stereo Component System. A complete home entertainment package includes: 100 watt (PMP) solid state receiver. Dual 1211 automatic turntable, built in 8-track tape player and two matched air-suspension speakers. A sound Look'N Listen value. 499 95 Look for these and other special Look'N Listen values where you see this tag. Quantities are limited on these special models and it's first come, first served. Electrohome Limited, Kitchener, Ontario. ELECTROHOME an extra degree of excellence. MMO-TVLTO. 708 3rd AVWNM South Pbont 327-323 VATS TV SALES ft SEBVICE 123t 3rd Avmiw MUlti PIMM 327-5020 EATON'S IETWMME PHONE 327-t551 Home Entertatnrnenl Second Ftow I w FUHHTUKLTD 1294 3rd A WE TV Box 2M4, 5215 4Ml Tcbor, ARwrtM 223-41M Adron Cluiitophur Bell will be sem the original an for his quote. Send your child's Quotation to this piper. Dangerous appliances scrutinized OTTAWA (CP) The federal government soon may bring in regulations to protect consumers from dangerous electrical appliances, J. W. Black of the consumer affairs department said this week. The department can't deal effectively with shoddy electrical merchandise unless the Hazardous Products Att is strengthened, said Mr. Black, director of the hazardous products branch. When a dangerous electrical product is detected now, the department can only warn the public against using it. It cannot seize the product or initiate court' action, unless the product is covered by the act. Sources who did not want to be identified, said the hazardous products branch has ignored electrical products because it has assumed the Canadian Standards Association which sets safety standards for almost all electrical products sold in Canada, is protecting the public in this area. The CSA has come under fire from Dr. P. D. McTaggart Cowan of the Science Council of Canada who says the association, a voluntary manufacturers' group, has not been stringent enough in setting standards. Another CSA critic is Bob Jerabek of Ottawa, a CSA standards writer, who says research and testing in his independent laboratory have detected numerous safety hazards on CSA approved equipment. SOME REGULATIONS Mr. Black said an order in council to strengthen the four year old act could be passed this spring. At present, electrical toys and radiation from color television sets are the only electrical regulations in the act. The department is ineffective in protecting the public from dangerous electrical products, particularly during the busy Christmas season when fly by night operators are apt to dump poor quality goods on the market, he said. He cited the example of foreign made hairdryers that a Canadian company distributed last Christmas. The dryers had electrical defects and could burn users, but they sold so quickly that a campaign to warn consumers was only partially successful. New regulations would protect consumers of electrical appliances from electrical and mechanical defects, said Mr. Black. Dangers such as sharp edges, hot surfaces and the toxic hazajrds of poor surface finishes also would be covered. However, the department would not be responsible for electrical products made for industry. At present, industries and individuals have some protection'under the CSA approved Canadian electrical power code, which is usually enforced by provincial labor departments concerned primarily with wiring and switching safety in buildings. Although the code sets standards for electrical appliances, provincial inspectors can do nothing to control imported products, said Mr. Black. STANDING ROOM ONLY INDIANAPOLIS (AP) There was standing room only at a party in the new gover- nor's there was no furniture in the party room. The invitation from Gov. and Mrs. Otis R. Bowen read: "We're having a 'bare walls' reception... Won't yon please join us... so we can show you the 'before' of the residence and hopefully some of our plans for it" ;