Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Infanticide still a disturbing problem TOKYO Despite available abortions and he traditional Japanese love or Japan's ancient 3ractice of killing unwanted jabies remains a disturbing jroblem for police and social scientists. There seems to be no clear as to why some Japa- nese parents abandon or Kill their newborn children. about 180 to 200 infants in their first year are murdered in Japan each year. the spread of con- traception and liberalized abortion available in women appear to tend to regard pregnancy and child birth as something controllable and not a gift from said Dr. Noriko an associate of the International Psychoanalysis Association. women are abandoning or killing their babies with the same easy feeling as in taking a In ancient times Japanese farmers beset by bad crops and food shortages left their infant daughters on mountain slopes to die. In the poor children were often left on street corners or where they stood a good chance of being found. Life is still hard in and most people live in terribly cramped quarters. Miss Janice Midgley our Designer and Sewing Expert from Switzerland will be in our store Thursday and May 9 10 from p.m. and 7-9 p.m. She will present a FREE SEWING DEMONSTRATION AND SEMINAR 323 5th Street South Phone 327-8877 327-8818 But present studies indicate that only about 20 per cent of Japan's infanticides are due to economic the rest being attributed to the emotional instability of the parents or simply their un- willingness to care for the child. The methods of child murder also have changed. Instead of street corners and Japanese are turning more and more to the steel coin-operated lockers at railway and bus stations to dispose of their children. Last year 45 infant corpses were found in compared with eight in 1972 and three in 1971 In the first three months of the bodies of 13 babies and one living infant were dis- covered inside the luggage lockers If that rate about 90 babies will be left in lockers this year. A police source said some of the children apparently are dead when they are put inside the lockers but that many freeze to death or starve inside their temporary coffins. Although the reason for the phenomenon remains experts feel that in many cases unmarried or abandoned by their either lack the money for an abortion or do not know how to obtain one. GUIDE MOTH Roses JUNIOR POLYESTER COTTON SHORT SLEEVE SEERSUCKER BLAZERS in assorted colors and stripes. Sizes 8 to 13. KRESGE SPECIAL KRESGE'S FAMOUS 2 YR. 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You put anything in writing that might cause heartache or humiliation if someone should 'accidently' find I am 15 years old and I have a diary that means a great deal to me Parents don't understand what it's ike to be able to write whatever you feel like A diary is a friend When you've done something you tell your diary and then you feel better When you do something you can brag about it without being self-conscious A diary is someone you talk to when you can't talk to anyone else. There are times when I put my secret hopes and dreams in my diary They are very personal and nobody's business but mine Sometimes when I tell my mother she smirks or laughs or says I am being childish. My diary listens and understands exactly how I feel It's wrong not to be able to be completely honest in a diary for fear someone might see it I think you should have told mothers to keep their noses out of their daughters' diaries instead of warning girls to be careful what they write Dear Of course you are dear. A diary should be private strictly hands off and I despise the thought that some mothers are nosy and invade their daughters' but I tell it like it is. I've received stacks of letters from mothers who have stuck their noses in their daughters' diaries and have written to say they are stunned sick at I felt compelled to warn girls I admonished the so they will be alert to the risks of keeping a diary. I agree that a diary can be a wonderful friend and a useful outlet for pent-up emotions. A girl SHOULD be able to express herself openly and without but I know the hazards of pouring out one's innermost secrets on paper and the heartache that can follow if those words are read by a third party. I want to protect you girls as best I can and that's why I warned against putting such information in writing Dear Ann I am a mother of a homosexual. At first it was very difficult for me to accept the fact. But now I am over my feelings ot horror and revulsion and I know my son needs my love and understanding. People frequently ask me why he isn't married. When I say he just hasn't found the right they offer to fix him -up a date with some nice young woman. When I discourage them they keep pressing and I become self- conscious. Sometimes I have the feeling people KNOW and are asking just to see what I will say. Do you think the day will ever come when a mother will be able to look a person in the eye and son is a homosexual and that's why he is not Until that dav comes what can a mother Need Some Counsel. Dear I cannot see that your son's sexual preference is anybody's business Nor do I believe that you should explain his preference or attempt to defend him in any way. It's actually nobody's business. Many unmarried men are not homosexuals and it may be that you are overreacting. Handle the questions about your son casually and change the subject Earl relaxes on the big motorcycle he rides on a track behind' his home. He uses the smaller bike for travel. Gregg gave up motorcycling m then took it up again a couple of years ago. 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