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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 (.ETHB'IOCE HSrMD _ Tueitloy, March 70. NEW MAGAZINE Tj-ynne Van OTl'A W A (CP) A new magazine, Living, is b3ing pro- duced by the federal health ami welfare department as parl of its inform alien and cducat ion program fix- the public. The" first issue of the quar- terly magazine, 'released Kri- dny, Js a -IB-page, "tumble" edi- in English, tho other balf starling from the other in French. Editor Nicole F.. Henderson said in an interview tlie maga- zine is for the general public. with distribution mainly to li- braries, hospitals, welfare of- fices, health agencies, munici- pal off ires ami health depart- ments. PACIFIC Individual issues will be Cur sale through Information Can- ada outlets for 25 cents, which will cover handling charges. Mrs. Henderson said the arti- cles arc to provide inform-ilkm abw.1 ihe federal health depart- ment and its programs and puli- ItcaliVms. Articles in '.his r liiinu infUule ones on vencrc.il disease Jn Canada, on day iininiyra [ion procedures E-II I an-1 on family plaiininj. "lie also contains ln-iot of publications available from the department.and on Ilic New Ho. ixans program aud how lo apply for grants under this pro- gram for senior citizens. Mazie goes on strike "SCAB L" my friend Miule screeched at mo, at the outset our last visit. I was bcwiUIered: it seemed in stepping beyond the (jickct tcnce bordering h e r properly, I IKK! inexplicably and violently aroused her ire. "TRAITOR. HYPOCRITE, she added for good measure, being n fit-in de- votee of (lie theory, "why use one epithet, where six will serve just as ''You tabor, she accused. Before I conM oven take a btealli Io begin dcnials, siw continued "You just finislwd your Kousework, and now you arc on your way to do tins grocery shopping. You hate titose tasks but you do them. It's bad enough under normal circum- sdmcos, but now "What's HO special a b o u t I asked innocently, whig Mazie inlu kitchen and closing the door on the gawking neighbors who were dying to know the cause of lier blest outburst. Mazie shook a cleuclxxl fist be noalh my nose. We're on I are pleased to introduce their new team at the Lethbridge Bulk Plant, dealers in: FARM FUELS and LUBRICANTS INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS KEY LOCK SERVICE ON GASOLINES and DIESEL 3240 Second AvaN. phone: 328-6466 Left. BRIAN GOUGH Manager Far Right WAYNE BRUYCKERI Dispatcher-Office Manager i Near Right: PAUL Van Salesman STRIKE, that's what's special, you No move needed to Ire said. It was'evident that and her militant band ot harassed housewives were indeed on strike. As I picked my way through a kitclien which resem- bled Hiroshima (the morning evidence ot strike increased. said Mazie, gestur- ing vaguely, "is the result of only two days of strike. Can you imagine what it will look like in a Slie giggled in- sanely. "Aid one of the requisite terms of settlement must he that Ralph and the kids not me clean.up the mess which resulted from the strike." "What brought all this I asked, assuming my best psyclwlogical manner and re- moving a half-eaten jelly ttoughnut from a clxiir before sitting dmvn. said Marie, mount- ing her invisible soapbox. "Why shouldn't housefraus strike? TeacliOTB strike, garbage col- lectors strike, postmen strike, airline personnel strike why not us? "And all those people they really have NOTHING to strike over, in comparison to house- wives. They do get salaries, even thewigU Oiey consider them meagre; they do get fringe even though they concede r them unsatisfactory. But us? Wo get nothing, "This strike was said Maxie, dramatically, "and it will continue in de- fense of a principle. Hired help We perform the duties of hir- ed help we act as feurs, cooks, maids, nurses, ac- countants, hostesses and a'few other things too sordid lo men- tion. Why can't we be paid according lo oitr skills in these areas? day of indentured slavery is over." "How long do you Uiink it win I asked, glancing into a livingroom all but the television set was buried beneath a pile of used news- papers and clothing. Even the flve-foolnibber plant had been Used as a doiheshorse and was draped with abandoned under- shirts. "I don't Mazie sighed despondently, "but I'm not go- ing to give in. They are delib- erately being as messy as pos- sible, in the hopes I'll give in. But I won't, I'll fight to the finish. 6ETTI.KMENT "Are you rearing a settle- I asked, feeling sorry for my friend as she sat with clenched fists and'set jaw. "Well, last night we were al- most ready to sit down and talk terms at the kitchen table. But tlxjD, when Ralph saw the two days of dirty dishes on what he envisioned as his negotiat- ing table, he got mad all over again and negotiations ground to a halt. added Marie, perking up considerably, "un- less I get my demands of regu- lar salary, respect, and suitable fringe benefits such as regu- lar holidays and days off I win call upon my last resort, my secret weapon." "Wlmt's I asked. "I'll force the issue into com- pulsory arbitration and I'll bring In, as mediator of tho dispute, my motlter. And Ralph's principles will never withstand her forceful method persuasion." ;