Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
PEDICURE from fhe Braunsch weigh City Thealre louch up a casling of an enormous foot to be used on slage in a scene from William Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar. This foot and the left foof will represent' the problem of personal power according to Horst Slalkus, who produces the show. (AP Wirephoto) Old people doii't live Pensions set at subsistence level mmm Ivcrrot.d Str.tch Sillclm. Now getting eKirid'. d) can io man Wiort'bur 'com.', pttllori' 197.1 j li MATIC iVr'atod'tb. world'i moir vinotlll MWInO dine. DON'T BUY UNTH YOU Foi dimonrtrallon contact FILUHITE; SEWING-CENTRE 401 5lh Siml Seulh Priori. 327-M77 or JJ7-HU Jly C.LF.NNIS ZIUI OTTAWA (CP) Old age pensions prevent old people from dying, but don't enable them to live, says Hubert dc Ravinel, a member of the lay order, Les Petits Frercs des Pauvres of Montreal. Montreal has a population of about persons over 05 and about half of them have incomes of less than a month, he said. After pay- ing rent, they have about to S30 a month for food. "Drugs may take a large slice out of the then one must choose between food and treatment. For food and medical care, these old people have, in sum, an amount which the rest of us would spend on pocket money or on cigarettes alone." Mr. de Ravinel made the comments in an article on Justice for the Aging in the March issue of On Growing Old, a publication of the Cana- BRENDA'S BEAUTIQUE BEAUTY SHOP 922-5 Ave. N. Phone 328-5862 CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-CoT. iJth St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, MAY 5th-8 O'CLOCK 4th and Blh Games in 7 rJUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR 25e EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 56 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY DRAW WORTH Persons Under 16 Yearl Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB CARPET Wall to Wail ond Area Carpet TIP SHEAR NYLON CARPET In 10 exciting colors. Installed with undercushion Sq. yd. EXAMPLE: Do your 9'xl2' Bedroom. 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In the minds of most- he said, old age is supposed to start at the time of retire- ment- This is when a man is considered "unproductive" and is rejected from the mainstream. He "becomes a lesser con- sumer because of the rather painfully abrupt decrease in his resources." Canada has about 1.8 mil- lion individuals over 65 today, but by 1980 the number will have grown to about 2.5 mil- lion. As well, the working pop- ulation may also have to sup- port many more "unproduc- tive" members if there is a decrease in the retirement age. On the other hand, ef- forts arc paying off in soci- ety's efforts to prolong life, which also will help increase the numbers of the elderly, Mr. de Havinel said. "These rejects, much younger than the former ones, will perhaps be strong enough to react and revolt. The elderly proletarians of the world have neither the strength nor the energy to question and revolt. If, In- deed, they had it, we would w i t n e s s revolution in our streets." Mr. de Ravincl said a solu- tion depends on society and its attitude toward the aged. It also depends on govern- ments, which must use both imagination and money on the problem. URGES HIGHER PENSION He recommended several starting steps, including: increase in the old age pension. on the retire- ment age, which "at present fails like a guillotine at age and creation of part-lime employment opportunities. responsibility for some of the expenses, such as drugs and dental care, for the elderly. of recrea- tion clubs, social centres and organizations for the elderly, but with participation as well from all age groups. of more home-care services- such as homemakers, visiting nurses, dietary help, so the elderly can remain at home. of low-cost hous- ing projects, ensuring that the housing is near recreation centres, shopping and serv- ices and that the individuals can remain in centres where they have spent their working years. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Take fhe whole thing...I dumped a live mouse in a box of cracker: into KUALA LUMPUIi (Renter) Malaysian judge has cre- ated a sciisaliou and brought widespread criticism from women's righls groups by up- holding an ancient Chinese di- vorce custom. His decision, in the first case of ils kind in the where the Chinese population is only slightly smaller than Iho majority Malay did, however, lift the status of thai common hull of marital jokes, the mother-in-law. Justice tfaji Mohamed Azmi ruled thai a man married ac- cording to Chinese customary rites may unilaterally divorco his wife u n d e r the seven grounds laid down in an ancient Chinese law book The grounds, acknowledged in China from fhe time of its greal sixth century HC philosopher Confucius, arc: disrespect tor the husband's parents, talka- tiveness, jealousy, barrenness, theft, ndullory or Ilic contrac- tion by the wife of any serious disease such as leprosy or smallpox. The Malaysian case gained prominence when a teacher sued her husband for mainte- nance for her three-year-old son and herself. DISRESPECT ISKL'K Through his defence counsel, the husband successfully argued she was not entitled to mainte- nance because he had divorced her for being disrespectful to his mother. He had used the simple, tradi- tional way ot divorcing telling his friends and relatives at a dinner pnrly and by pub- lishing the fact in a Chinese lan- guage newspaper. He said bis wile bad refused to accompany him to bis mother during the Chinese new year. She had also complained when he had announced I bat bis mother was coining to slay with them. China legislated against such divorces in Ihc early iMits but tile legislation was only implo- ni c n t c d sum'sF.fnlly in big towns. Cnsloniary Inws conlinuo to prevail in the villages. J Friday, May 5, 1972 THE LETHBRIDSF HERALD 21 Ann Landers DEAH ANN LANDERS: Our biology teacher made a statement yesterday (hat sounded very slranfie to say the least. He said if it was absolutely necessary, a father could nurse his children. A lew of us told him wo couldn't under- stand how this was possible. He assured us it could be done. Js Jio right? Curious At Ml. Abe DEAR CURIOUS: Dr. Rodney Jameson, Chicago in- ternist and staff member of Presbyterian SL. Luke's Hospi- tal is the medical authority for the following statement: "No way. Unless the father holds the bottle." DEAR ANN LANDERS: We have a 17-year-old daughter who will be going to college next year. After Hsiling twelve in.siilulions of hiyuer learning in the East, we found the same story everywhere beautiful campuses, impressive build- ings, lovely landscaping and crummy looking students. Dirly unisex clothing: unshaven, mop-haired males; sloppy, braless girls in shawls, jeans, sandals and faded hip-hug- gers. Am I crazy because I rlon't buy that bit about "it's what's Inside that It seems to me what's outside has some relation to what's inside. Manners and decent language appear to be a thing of the past, too. These kids don't realize that many colleges and univer- sities coukl not survive if it weren't for the endowment of the older generation who have given freely of their funds. I'm sure many alumni would turn over in their graves they could get a glimpse of the students on most campuses today. Sign Square DEAR ES: There is no rational defense for personal neglect, dirt, bad manners or foul language. And there's no denying it it's more prevalent both off and on campuses than it used to be. But there is also less hypocrisy, and a stronger commitment to higher ideals. A generation that is against the Vietnam war, outspoken in behalf of equal oppor- tunities for minority groups, dedicated to fighting pollution and saving our environment can't be all bad. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Three years ago I married for the second time. Both my wile and I had children from pre- vious marriages. Our troubles can all be traced to my wife's kids who behave like animals. We also have a difficult time with her ex-husband who is a crackpot. He bribes the kids with glamorous vacations, fancy camps and expensive schools. If they disagree with him he threatens to stop paying for their psychiatric sessions. This plunges them into a state of anxiety and depression. When 1 try to discipline the children they tell their father I am a sadist and he encourages them to run away from home. This upsets their mother terribly and she blames me for being too hard on them. Frankly I think my wife should hand these kids over to their father and let them drive HIM crazy. She says she will never give them up and if she must choose between them and me, she'll have to choose them. Is there any way to keep my marriage from falling Really Care DEAR CARE: If you and your wife have not had joint counselling, I recommend it. Ask the doctor who is seeing the children to suggest someone who can help you resolve your internal problems so you can function as parents. Those kids have you both over a barrel and they know it. Boys meet girls h FRANKFURT (AP) An Increasingly popular version of boy-mccis-girl in West Ger- many begins with a news- paper ad. Urbanization has increased personal isolation in German society. This has led to a spectacular rise in classified ads placed by men and women seeking marriage partners, dales or other social conlacts. "Germans arc lonelier thsn ever before, especially in our larger said advertis- ing executive Alfred Koenig of the Frankfurter Rundschau. "If you live or work in a high-rise building you proba- bly won't even know your next-door neighbor." The Kundschau publishes 300 to 400 contact ads each week, a 10-fold increase dur- ing the last decade, Koenig said. The advertisers, from teen-agers to pensioners, come from all social classes. A typical male proposal went: "I am lo-nely and want to meet you for the purpose of later marriage. I am ,n young man in n.y mid-30s, single. 5 feet 11, with an automobile. Dear little treasure, write soon don't send n picture. Every letter will be answered Write to box A fcmir.Tt more slrin- gnil ''1 r'n a woman who has decided to marry! My interests are art, literature, sports, politics, el. celern. Who wants to be my husband? He must rcspocl my inclinations. He can be up to 40 years old and about r> feet 11. OFFERS TO PAJ1PDR Another woman seemed less Intellectually inclined: "Young lady, tolerant, offers bn.sir.ossmr.n over ,'tO affection in a cosy nlnins- phere. I want to pamper you during the day, if possible in the moruinp. I have a tele- phone and discretion is under- stood." Contact ads have been so- cially acceptable as mate- finders in Germany "for 30 or 40 Koenig says. It is not uncommon to find parents placing ads lor their children, as in the following taken from a nationally circulated news- peier: "We are a wealthy family seeking a husband for our daughter without her knowledge. She is 24 and works in a leading position. She is 5 feel 7, brunette, Prot- estant, intelligent, pretty, hss exemplary character and will inherit land worth millions in several years. That means millions of marks, but the mark is al- most a third of a dollar nowa- days. Marriage ads in The Rund- schau reoeive nn average of 10 to 15 replies, Koenig said. "We have had case? of mar- riage ads getting more than 100 replies. These were from women to born in Uic early 1920s whose age group was devastated by the war." Women over 40 outnumber their male counterparts by two million. 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