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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THf LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 17, 1970 Women's Financial Program Investment And Insurance EDMONTON (CP) finan- cial program created solely for women by women is under way in Edmonton. In fact, Financial Independ- ence Plan, a division of Finan- cial Life Assurance Co., now is training the first all-woman field force in the insurance in- dustry in North America, said Norma Worton, director of the program. The basis for the program began last May, Mrs. Worton said. Dr. A. G. Perroni of the University of Alberta depart- ment of business administration met with a group of Alberta women to discuss the kind of in- surance women want and need. "The women stated they didn't want just straight life in- surance, but insurance with protection while their families Wide Involvement In Women's Rights WASHINGTON1 (AP) The women's liberation movement is attracting a much wider cross- section of the American female FIRST PRESIDENT Mrs. Marion Snowden, Leth- bridge was elected president during the organizational meet- ing of the South District, dis- trict executive committee, of the AARN recently held in Medicine Hat. Other officers are: Mrs. Inez Kelly, Leth- bridge, vice-president; Mrs. Kay Montgomery, LetJibridge, secretary; Mrs. Carol Ander- son, Brooks, treasurer; Sister Ann Marie Cummings, Leth- bridge, councillor; Mrs. M. MacDougall, Glaresbolm, al- ternate councillor; Donna Strate, Medicine Hat, public relations. Standing commit- tee chairmen: Sister Mary of Calvary, Lethbridge, nursing education; Mrs. Iris Mossey, 'Lethbridge, staff nurses; Mrs. Joseline P e a r c e, Medicine Hat, nursing service. population than just the militant bra burners and down-with-men types, says one of the govern- ment's highest ranking women. The drive for better treatment of women is much broader based than many females, let alone males, realize, Elizabeth Koontz says, pointing to lady lawyers and other women pro- fessionals as examples. Mrs. Koontz, director of the labor department's women's bu- reau, told the Women's National Democratic Club the realization of how the country is deprived of female brainpower is causing fundamental changes in atti- tudes by women of all ages and areas of life. Women lawyers have organ- ized to seek out sex discrimina- tion cases' to get court rulings clearing the way for equal pay and opportunity, she said. Other women, Mrs. Koontz added, are fighting the "SB" "Southern belle conditioning that has led us as women to be reared in a cocoon of thinking." A "SB" 35 taught to praise Papa for being good to her and providing for her well-being, Mrs. Koontz said, in return for which she must kiss and flatter him and never question his judgments, She carries this habit through courtship, Mrs. Koontz said, and ultimately is a full-fledged "SB" non-aggressive, and rumored to be brainless-. are growing up, plus an invest- ment said Mrs. Wor- ton. Dr. Perroni approached Fin- ancial Life Assurance with Ins data and .Mrs. Worton took over and developed a plan. The result is Financial Inde- pendence Plan, which is dividet into two major vestment and insurance, Mrs, Worton said. 'BUY CANADA BACK' The investment portfolio fo- cuses or. a "buy Canada back" aspect. Fifty per cent of the annual premium goes into an equity fund that in- vests hi blue-chip common stock of Canadian-owned com- panies, she said. The insurance plan offers an immediate cash outlay for the woman's funer'al expenses and a monthly cheque for the depend- ents paid until the woman woulc have reached the age of 50 There are other benefits, too she said. "If Alberta women buy this plan, in 10 years we wil control of the Cana- dian Mrs. Worton said. The program now is working with the university's placemen! office to employ female students for the summer months to help market the plan. I I al Members of the Margaret Hartley Fast President's Club will meet at the Shanghai Res- taurant, Friday at p.m. for supper. This will be follow- ed by a social evening in the home of Mrs. T. OsecM, 618 11 St. N. The Ladies. Auxiliary to FOE No. 2100 will hold the regular meeting, Thursday at 8 p.m. in tihe Eagles' Hall. Hostesses will be Mesdames I. Rota, J. Ste- gan, A. Willis, P. Scott, I. Soenen, J. Terleski, M. Siegl, L. Wilkie. What Do You Do On A Stormy...? PERTH, Australia (Reuters) What can a woman do on board a whaling vessel with 35 men in the Antarctic for six months? CHINAWARE TRAVEUERS SAMPLES MUGS DISHES GLASSWARE ASHTRAYS SPECIAL PRICE If It's In Town It's DOWNTOWN ot SANDY'S JEWELLERY "304 on the Second Floor to Serve You More'' UPSTAIRS at 304 5th St. S. PHONE 327-4625 Teach them English, that's what. Mrs. P. Svellana, librarian and interpreter aboard the 240- ton Soviet whaler Vorstorzeni, reported on her teaching the ship called here to load sup- plies. The ship, crewed mostly by cadets, left Vladivostok in Octo- ber and now is returning there. Mrs. Svellana said the trip had been most successful, although they had encountered stormy seas. OUR COMPLETE STOCK OF SPRING and SUMMER VOAT5 AU WEATHER CLOTH Regular 20.00 to 65.00 values SAVINGS UP TO.............. SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS and JUMP SUITS Req. 20.00 and up SAVINGS UP TO RACK OF SPRING DRESSES Fortrels Cottons 50 Off! A SELECTION OF SLIPS regular 5.00 THIS WEEKEND ONLY PANTI-GIRDLES regular 13.00 to 19.00 25% off! OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL P.M. DORETA LADIES' WEAR 602 3rd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-5115 Metis-Indian Adoption Project Three-Year-Old Seeks Security In AIM By JIM POLING SAS-KATOON (CP) Louise is a dark-eyed, bright Sli-year-old who, although her mind can't comprehend it yet, is engaged in a desperate bat- tle which will shape her fu- ture. The fight is for security, something she hasn't found :n three different homes and something which her fourth- parents hope to give her. Louise's fight is different from that of most adopted children because her new family is white and she is Me- t i s art Indian and part white. She represents a challenge not only to her new parents, but to a branch of the Saskat- chewan department of welfare called Indian-Me- tis centre. AIM was established three years ago as a pilot project in the Regina area when a seri- ous backlog of Indian and Metis children under provin- cial care developed. FEW WERE ADOPTED During 1966-67, the fiscal year before the project started, only 50 Indian and Metis children were adopted in Saskatchewan. From April 1, 1969, to Dec. 31, 1S69, a total of 140 were placed in permanent homes. Sixty of these were placed by AIM'S Regina office and its Saskatoon branch and His rest by the welfare department which handles Indian and Metis adoptions outside the two districts. One of the questions Louise's prospective parents had to answer before going to AIM was: Aren't there enough problems in adoption without taking a child of another race? "To most people who come here, race makes no differ- said Alison Vickers, AIM supervisor for the Saska- toon office. "But they are aware that it does to some people." Louise's new parents, who have two boys, aged 9 and 10, and a girl 6, were drawn to AIM by its publicity campaign and a long-standing interest in the Indian people. "I'm adopted myself and have wanted children both says Louise's new mother, who wished to remain anonymous to protect her new child1. "We felt that if we wanted another child, why produce one when there are so many already She and her h u s b a. n d wanted another girl and after months of thought went to AIM because they felt they could help the problem of In-- dian and Metis children by adopting one. "At first I thought that when I took her shopping with me I would be apprehensive. But I'm as proud as punch taking her and I expect every- one to like her. "We haven't met any dis- crimination yet but per- haps it's discrimination of a form when people say 'Aren't you the good Samaritan.' Louise was abandoned two years of age and lived in two foster homes. When taken into the care of the province she spoke only Cree. Mrs. Viekers said most peo- ple who go to AIM already have families, either natural or adopted or a mixture. Few childless couples- adopted Indian or Metis chil- dren. Mrs. Viekers said the reason probably is that those who already have had the sat- isfaction of having a family are willing to give all' they can to some child who other- wise may never have a per- manent home. TOLD OH PROBLEMS "The history of wards is one of moves there is little permanence in their lives." A couple applying at AIM attend five interviews during which a social worker tries to determine attitudes on racism and illegitimacy and gives them an.insight into some of the problems they must face in raising a child with dark skin. There is a six-month proba' tionary period during which the family and the child can adjust. At the end of that time the child may be though not many the legal rights to the child are transferred to the new par- ents. Before AIM was established the number of Indian and Metis children awaiting adop- tion had been increasing at about 100 a year. In October, 1969, there were 205 Indian and Metis children under provincial care and by last month 18C. Mrs. Viekers says that AIM is at least keeping ahead of the increase and that the pro- gram has boosted the number of adoptions of all types in Saskatchewan. The toughest task now is to find parents for older children and children in family groups. "With older children it is not like a birth. It's like a marriage, an Oriental mar- riage made under contract. It's not instant love.'' 50th WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Plesko cele- brated their May 3 golden wedding anniversary in the Park Plaza banquet room with 40 guests in attendance. They immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia in 1935. After living in lacombe for two months, they moved to the Coaldale district where they farmed until retirement moving to tethbridge in 1958. Guests at the reception included their sons Paul, Vancouver, Steve, Lethbridge and Martin, Calgary, and their daughter Mrs. George (Cath- erine) Esou ot Salem, Oregon. They have 13 grandchildren. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes think it happened biting a piece out of an alarm clock." In Louise's case, she has been accepted by her brothers and sisters who were pre- pared for her arrival. She also has been accepted by the neighborhood kids. GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baerg are happy to announce their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday May 31. Friends are invited to the Evangelical Free Church J2th Avenue and Magrath Drive, at p.m. Survday afternoon! for a time of open house, fellow- ship and lunch. The Baergs were married in Mennen, Sask. May 31, 1920. They moved to Grand Prairie in the spring of 1925, and in 1930 they moved back to Sask- atchewan and took up a homestead. In 1948 they made their home in Coaldale. They are members of the Evangel- ical Church, Lethbridge. The couple had 10 children, five of whom are still living, 30 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. The children can see her skin is darker than theirs, but don't seem to realize, or care, that she is of another race. Her new parents are confi- dent that given the love and security that their natural children have received, Louise will become a stable adult, proud of her race and proud, of the white family which gave her the happiness and security she couldn't have obtained in a series of foster homes. Concert To Aid Youth Centre Lethbridge Family Y Teen Council will sponsor a benefit concert Friday for the Leth- bridge Youth Aid Centre. The concert will be held from 8 to 11 p.m., in Catholic Central High School v auditori- um. Featured will be the Tear And A Smile and Bonnie Jean Dobek, folk singer from Blair- more. A general jam 'session will follow for all ('lose inter- ested in participating. Brent president, of YTC said the council thought youth in Southern Alberta would be willing to support such' an activity as this, where all proceeds would be turned over to the Youth Aid Centre, tentatively planned for the for- mer Cecil Hotel. The concert is open to the general public. CLEAR MESSAGES EDMONTON (CP) A small inexpensive blackboard hung alongside the telephone helps keep household messages clear, advises an Alberta home economics branch management specialist. LA. TO ST. MICHAEL'S GENERAL HOSPITAL TEA AND BAKE SALE DOOR PRIZE WINNER MR. J. V. COCHIN 612 9lh St. i. Navy Inspection Lt.-Cmdr. A. Love and John Rhodes, southern Alberta presi- dent of the Navy League will inspect Navy League Vfyeaette Corps and Navy Cadets tonight at at the Kenyon Field Armories. Approximately 20 Wrenettes and 50 Cadets are expected to be present for in- spection. Commanding officers for the cadets is Lieut. K. Lees and Wrenettes is Lieut. S. Taylor. HELD QVER! 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