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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 29, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - t3 Ann Landers Change in attitudes to women Taxation, job opportunities studies released DEAR ANN LANDERS: I've started this letter five times since January 2 and thrown it away because I Just couldn't find the right words without sounding coarse and vulgar. Today I decided to express myself as best I can and.I hope you will forgive me. In 1970 I marked a secret calendar, keeping count of how many times my husband made love to me. The grand total on December 31 was 22. This wouldn't be so bad if he were 80 years old, but, we are both 25. When I started to keep count, I made a vow to myself that I would never again make the first move or try to talk him into making love, to me which, I am ashamed to say, I had done on several occasions. I realized I had been degrading myself - like a woman of the streets. I decided if he didn't want me as much as I wanted him, our lovemaking would have no real meaning. My husband and I get along well otherwise. Our friends consider our marriage one of the best. They keep referring to us as a model couple. (Little do they know!) I am seriously considering divorce. We have no children and are both young enough to make a new life with another partner. Please advise. - Demand-Supply Crisis in San Mateo DEAR D.: It sounds to me as if you want your marriage to fail. A wife who would play this numbers game is consciously or subconsciously hoping her husband's performance will be poor so she will have a reason to dump him. Your notion that a wife who is sexually aggressive degrades herself "like a woman of the streets" gives me a small due as to the root of your problem. Married love should be just as exciting to a woman as to a man and a wife should not be ashamed to initiate it- in fact, some husbands find this immensely flattering. You need counseling, honey. You consider yourself a very sexy lady who isn't getting enough, but my bunch is that you don't know what it's all about.    DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm a secretary who shares a lovely apartment with two airline stewardesses. Last night the lights went out suddenly. We knew it was a fuse because two of us were ironing, the electric coffee pot was on, and when I plugged in the mixer to make cookies the whole place went dark. I went down and told the landlord. He very nicely said he'd put in a new fuse if I would accompany him to the basement and hold the flashlight. To make a long story short, he made a pass at me in the stairwell and I belted him in the chops. I cannot get over the nerve of him-with his lovely wife sitting upstairs in the living room! This morning we received a note saying the rent would be raised $40 a month. What should we do? - Sad Trio DEAR TRIO: Write him a note saying you are not April Fooling - that if he is serious about the raise you'll be glad to discuss the matter with his wife-in detail. * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: I would like to pass along my special recipe. Call it "How To Be The Perfect Mother-In-Law." The ingredients are simple: One closed eye and one mouth shut. My daughter-in-law keeps house Just like her mother. Terrible. The first time I saw the dirty dishrag wadded up in the corner of the sink I thought I'd have a heart attack. You can imagine how I felt - being an immaculate housekeeper myself. I'm sure it's been five years since she cleaned her living - room draperies or washed the curtains but I'm keeping quiet. The paint is peeling off the walls but I don't see it. My daughter-in-law thinks the world of me and we have a wonderful relationship. I know what they mean when they say, "Love is blind."-Mamma DEAR MAMMA: Also deaf and dumb. Thanks for writing. By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) - Job" opportunities for women working for Canadian chartered banks are, aside from routine clerical ones, expanding only in select occupations, says a study done for the royal commission on the status of women. The study is one of two released Friday. The other, on the taxation of incomes of married women, outlines discriminatory provisions in present tax laws and discusses possible alternatives. Marianne Bossen, assistant professor of economics at the University of Winnipeg, says few women working in chartered banks hold even intermediate, let alone senior, management positions. Most women who had been promoted were in junior management jobs with annual salaries ranging from $5,000 to 18,000. But the study points to some changes in attitudes by bank management and says some small branches are wholly staffed by women. The study says bank management has had to admit that customers accept women bank managers more readily than some bankers accept the idea. Women had made the grade as personal loan officers, refuting the long-held belief that men do not wish to discuss their financial problems with a woman. But although women were en- tering the field of business credit, some bankers still believed that businessmen do not want to discuss credit requirements with a woman. The woman with only high school graduation was automatically hired for routine duties and her advancement depended on her drive, perseverance and luck. "A woman must be sufficiently patient and loyal or faith-inspired to stick it out in a humdrum job for at least five years Instead of looking around for something more challenging or better paying in order to prove that she is not only competent but bent on marrying the bank until retirement." Prof. Bossen says there is much truth in observations that many women are not interested in a career. "The simplicity or the uncomplicated customer contact o( some jobs suit many women perfectly, and the low remuneration for low-level routine work Better off on welfare says Metis mom EDMONTON (CP) A Metis woman with seven children said she was better off while on welfare than in her present job as a family counsellor. Bertha Clark of Fort Mac-Murray, Alta., told the Alberta Native Women's Society that as a single parent she received better medical attention for her family before she had a job. "Then I could afford to buy them glasses when they needed them or to get them prescribed drugs" through welfare. Many of the native peoples' problems are blamed on liquor, Mrs. Clark, president of the society, said. "I believe the problems come before liquor." Poor housing was the cause of family breakdowns and people turning to alcohol. She urged the women to fight for the rights of their families. "Every mother, when it comes time to speak for her and her children should have a big mouth." Mrs. Clark said mothers should listen to the advice and wishes of their children in order to "communicate very close with our youth." Govt* employees wear hot pants WINNIPEG (CP) - Female employees of the Manitoba government will be allowed to wear hot pants-the currently fashionable ultra-short shorts- only if they are covered by a skirt or dress, Civil Service Commissioner M. B. Newton has ruled. A memo he sent to heads of government departments also said pant-suits are permitted only if the tops match the bottoms, and "no top should fit too tightly." I A. TO F.O.E. BINGO Monday, Mar. 29th JACKPOT $145 - 54 NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" $1 Gold Card Pay Double $5 Door Prize-Free Cards (Many other extras) Regular Card* 25c or S for $1 13th St. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under lei allowed Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold a combined rushing party and presentation meeting Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Marilyn Gall, 533 24 St. South. Theme is Hawaiian and to ensure sue- MODERNIZE NOW WITH A CUSTOM BUILT "BREAKFAST NOOK" SAVE VALUABLE SPACE - SAVE WORKIH Movable table top Legless base Can be built to fit any kitchen area. Anywhere in Alberta. SPECIAL DESIGNS for SMALL KITCHENS CONTACT: MODERN DESIGNERS Ph. 249-4053 2307 SOVEREIGN CR.r S.W. CALGARY 24 hr. phone cess, all members have been requested to dress accordingly. � * * The Melling McMahon Section of St. Augustine's ACW will meet in the lower meeting room, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. * * * St. Mary the Virgin ACW will hold its regular monthly meeting in the parish hall Tuesday at 2 p.m. Hostess Mrs. May. Annual spring tea will be held Thursday April 15. * *  Members of Dominion Re-bekah Lodge No. 41 will hold a serving tea at the home of Mrs. Helen McNab 1002 12 St. A S. Tuesday at 8 p.m. All Rebek-ahs and friends welcome. Heart hospital MONTREAL (CP) - Dr. Paul Davis, founder and director of the Montreal Heart Institute, says the hospital will soon have to put two patients in each bed or use double-decker mattresses to handle demands on its 110-bed facilities. During past tuberculosis scares, he said, the government did not hesitate to build sanatoriums but "unfortunately for us, heart diseases are not contagious." love 2S .. , not raising the roof when she borrows from the piggy bank. FIRST SPRING FOR THE KID-A tiny kid nuzzles up to his mother at a farm in Brampton, Ont., as he enjoys his first spring day. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I have something philosophical to say...Life is a baseball game in which everyone else is playing the ninth inning and I'm playing the second inning." SEE OUR FANTASTIC DISPLAY OF DIAMONDS - 25% OFF 22 POINT GENUINE RUBY With 6-1 Point Diamonds Layaway for that July Birthday...........SPECIAL $140 SANDY'S JEWELLERY "304-On The Second Fleer te Save You Mere" 304 5th St. S. Phone 327-4625 ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 BINGO COR. 5th AVE. and 6th ST. S. IN THE CLUBROOMS TUESDAY, MAR. 30th - 8 p.m. First 12 Games - First Card $1.00 - Others 25c each 7 No. Jackpot - $460 (Increase $10 Weekly) 2nd 7 No. Jackpot - $185 (Increase $5 Weekly) Extra 5 Games - Cards 25c ea. or 5 for $1.00 Blackout - $100 in 55 Numbers All regular games pay double if won in 7 net. or less MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS YWCA news Teen Club - (girls 13-16) Meets at Agnes Davidson School on Monday from 7-8 p.m. Blue Triangles - (girls 8-12) at the following schools: Tuesday - Agnes Davidson and Westminster, 7-8 p.m. Senator Buchanan, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday - St. Basil's and Susie Bawden, 7-8 p.m. Thursday - Lakeview and Galbraith, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Junior Gymnastics - (girls 8-12) New session starting this week at the following schools: Allan Watson - Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Senator Buchanan - Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Wilson Junior High School - Swimming party at Fritz Sick Pool on Thursday, April 1. 4:30 -6 p.m. Creative Dancing - Gym No. 2 of tile Civic Centre on Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Synchronized S w i mming- Tuesday, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Cancelled on Thursday. Volleyball - Hamilton Junior High School on Tuesday, 8-9:30 p.m. English - Room No. 3 of the Civic Centre, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Northside Library, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Keep Fit and Swim - Monday - Keep Fit. 8-9 p.m. Swim, 8-9 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday - Keep Fit 9:30-10:30; Swim, 10:35-11:35. Keep Fit and Volleyball - Gilbert Paterson School - Monday, 8-10 p.m. Galbraith School - Thursday, 8-10 p.m. Yoga - Monday - Beginners: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fleetwood Bawden School, Advanced: 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fleetwood Bawden School Tuesday - Beginners: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Boxing Room - Civic Centre Advanced: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Boxing Room, Civic Centre. Wednesday - Beginners: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Room No. 4, Civic Centre, Beginners: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Room No. 4. Civic Centre. Thursday - Beginners: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Boxing Room. Civic Centre Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the University - 7:30-8:30 p.m. First girls hired as pages TORONTO (CP) - For the first time in the history of the Ontario legislature, girls have been hired as legislature chamber pages. A spokesman for the office of Premier William Davis said Speaker Fred Cass was instructed to hire girls. The Grade 8 students were hired following approval at a cabinet meeting last week. The Speaker had no names on file and the job was turned over to Progressive Conservative whip Alex Carruthers, who found four girls for the jobs in his Durham riding. is satisfactory for many married women who seek only to supplement the family income. "It is probably also true that some women are not willing to take jobs that require travel or to accept transfers, even when single." In his study on taxation, Douglas G. Hartle of the University of Toronto says married women working at home are confronted with higher effective tax rates on any employment income if they enter the labor market than are single men or women. Husbands found their taxable income increased by up to $1,000 if the income of their wives was greater than $250. The higher a husband's income was, the greater the tax burden on him if his wife worked. Mr. Hartle said that if a taxable value was set on the services of housewives, it would largely remove the existing tax barrier against women working outside the home. But he says there is no feasible administrative way to determine what such a value should be. Also, under a system taxing the imputed value of housewives' services, the typical middle-income, one-worker family would carry a heavier proportion of the tax burden. In effect, the man supporting this family would pay more tax. This would put pressure on the wife to work outside the home. Mr. Hartle concedes that the idea might not be socially acceptable and suggests the alternative of reducing or eliminating the personal deduction of $1,000 allowed a spouse who is the sole support of a husband or wife. A tax credit provided for working mothers with children would offset child-care costs. COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE - 426 6 St. S. 9:30 a.m. Thursday FREE GIFT - PRIZES BINGO - RAINBOW HALL "<" sth Ave. n. TUESDAY, MARCH 30th at 8 p.m. Wr Jackpot $55 in 54 Net.; 2nd Jackpot $60 in 57 Nes. Free Cards-Cards and Games, 25t per Card, 5 Cards Si.00 3 Fre. Games - Door Prize - No Children Under 16 Years Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES NOTICE OWING TO THE INCREASE IN THE COST OF VISITS, THE FEE FOR SERVICE OF THE V.O.N. WILL BE RAISED BY 25c TO $3.75 EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 1971. Lethbridge Board of Management i i 1 426 13th STREET NORTH PHONE 328-4536 SEWING LESSONS  BASIC SEWING (Bishop Method) Instructor-Mrs. M. Miller  INTERMEDIATE SEWING (Bishop Method) Instructor-Mrs. M. Miller  CREATIVE STRETCH FABRICS Instructor-Joan Pisko 8-2 HOUR LESSONS FOR ONLY $20 HURRY, NUMBER PER CLASS LIMITED CREATIVE STRETCH FABRICS (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) (Beginning Tues., April 6th) 9:30 a.m. te 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We carry a full line of patterns and books for stretch fabrics BASIC SEWING (Mondays and Tuesdays) (Beginning Mon., April 19th) 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. INTERMEDIATE SEWING (Mondays and Tuesdays) (Beginning April 19th) Monday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. 1 J REGISTER NOW! Bring or send to Baker's Fabric Centre NAME ....................................PHONE ......., ADDRESS ................................................. CLASS REQUIRED .......................................... LTIME AND DAY................................................ Please find enclosed my $20 for registration I ;