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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETMBRIDGE HERALD Monday, May 29, 1972 IN IHt SUMiVitrtllME all this good sunshine, and their Favorite pastime of pic There's no sense in wasting' most families have taken to nicing. Being in the cily is no problem, as Henderson Lake provides the essentials, grass, tress and lots of sun. -Ed Finlay Phola ami couptes receive unwanted babies by night RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) A Brazilian housewife is matching iin-.v.-ntEd babies with suitable childless couples in an underground adoption service that she says is work- ing out "just fine." Hernani Bessa Lira, 23, said she got started four years ago when a poor unwed mother asked her to take in an un- wanted baby. Adoption by childless cou- ples is not organized or en- couraged by the slate or pri- vate charities in Brazil and never has become a regular practice. Mrs. Lira felt the young mother had nowhere to turn. "I nearly said no, but the baby was so nice, and the mother so desperate that I told her I would keep the child, although I already had four and was expecting the Mrs. Lira said. "That same day I remem- Bank of Montreal The First Canadian Bank You want fast action on a car loan. And you probably don't want to dip too deeply into your savings, either. So if you've got your eye on a new car, turn in at your nearest Bank of Montreal and talk to our people. We can tailor a low-cost car loan to fit your Our life-insured loans can help you get that new car. We want you to get your money's worth. Car Loans: n. help you get rollin bered 1 had a very dear v.-as married for years and still childless. I prettied up the baby and took it to them. "At first. Lueenira Uiought I was joking when I said the baby was a gift. But when I insisted slie consulted her hus- band and he accepted. "You should see the happi- ness in their eyes. Soon after- wards, they were showing the baby to neighbors and Lucen- ira kept repeating: 'Look, I've got a sen.' After this first success Mrs. Lira decided to start a "kind of clandestine agency" to dis- tribute unwanted babies to childless couples. "I have everything I want in good husband, five wonderful I really never felt completely happy until I started this she said. "There is nothing like seeing the happiness in the faces of the mothers who know their babies arc in good news COMMUNITY SUMMER PROGRAM As of June 0, all our school kids will be free of study for I lie summer. But tliis doesn't mean (here will he nothing to do during the holidays. The YWCA is working again Ihis year in conjunction with the City ot and the Lethbridge Community College (o present (lie Community Sum- mer Program; a summer of fun. This year the YW is working specifically in the area of Fun hands and especially the joy of the childless couples." Mrs. Lira who lives in Re- cife, Brazil's second largest city, started by telling people I c'lulis'aiid to inform unwed mothers that wnich will be starting up June she would deliver their un- wanted babies to good foster parents. Since then, she says, she has placed eight babies with couples screened by her and a lew friends. Mrs. Lira has consulted lawyers who told her the serv- j Summer ice is legal as long as she Southern does net charge for her work and obtains a signed agree- ment from the mother. To keep down the number of unwed mothers spaking her help, Mrs. Lira said she kept her service out of the public eye. She delivered the babies by night to avoid curiosity. Police looked into Mrs. Lira's activities at the request of some new parents and offi- cers told (lie couples that keeping the child breaks no law if they legally adopt it. Husband's credit rating can affect wife's accounts WINNIPEG TCP) The credit rating of a. married woman is strongly influenced by her husband, even is she happens to be paying all the bills. Married women In Winnipeg have been discovering the sit- uation and a spokesman for the Credit Bureay of Winnipeg Ltd. said the company has had "a few calls from very irate la- dies. The bureau, a privately- owned clearing house for cre- dit information, keeps a joint file on spuses. If a husband has a poor credit record, it reflects on his wife when she attempts to open a charge account. The company spokesman said the joint file is kept be- cause the husband is consider- ed responsible (or his wife's debt, while "the reverse Is not necessarily true." The bureau receives numer- ous calls from women who have received bad credit rat- ings because of their husbands. Some of the women have been working for 20 years and would be considered good credit risks themselves. The spokesman said giving the wife a choice of being re- seponsihle for her own debts "could mean further break-ups of the family unit." "Each person would have a separate account and would be responsible for just himself or herself. I suppose it's a women's liberation idea and I'm sure they would like it that way." He said legally separated or divroced women can have their own file, simply by informing the bureau of their status. .Two of the three major de- partment stores in Winnipeg said they judge a married woman to her own ability to pay. But the women can take heart in the fact there's at least one establishment that treats them as individuals in all respects. Three banks in Winnipeg agreed that women are treated the same as men when applying for a loan. There are cases where her husband's signature is required and there are cases where the wife's sig- nature is required on a hus- band's loan. 19th. For further information regarding these programs, look for a four page centre-fold to be published in The Herald next week. This summer Is one of parti. cipation. With the Community Program and the Alberta Summer Games, this area should pro- vide fun and entertainment for ail. Ccmc out. participate and be a community booster. "Y" ENDS As the end of May draws to a close, so do most of the YWCA programs.' We hope everyone enjoyed them. We at the Y including all the leaders, would like to thank you for your support, your en- thusiasm and your help. Wa sincerely hope to see you In the fall when the fall programs will take shape. As for the leaders, we would like to thank you again. If it weren't for the many leaders who donate their time, our programs could not go on. ACTIVITIES GOING ON The Junior Gym girls are having a gym show at Wilson Junior Hieh from Tuesday. The girls would love to see you there. A Talent Tea Is being staged by the Galbraith Blue Triangle girls, Thursday, at at Galbraith School. This tea is open to everyone. A Drama Night is on sched- ule at Westminster School, Wednesday, from 7 9 p.m. This is sponsored by the YWCA Junior Drama Club. READY FOR THE JOB MONTREAL (CP) A su- per-secretary course at Dawson junior college turns out gradu- ates who can expect to earn the same salary as secretaries with three years' experience. Gradu- ates are bilingual, proficient In shorthand and typing in French and English, have pre-univer- sity programs in accounting, economics, business administra- tion and calculus, are familiar with computer language and preparing computer programs and have in-course experienca at major companies. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes must be starved.. .This stuff tastes citizens activities CHINOOK SENIOR CITIZENS Events planned for the Chi- nook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization are as follows: Thursday: Taber trip, tea at Clcarview Lodge. Leave grey- hound depot at 1 p.m., trans- porlalion cost 75 cents per per- j son. Friday: Ladies auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. in (he civic cenlre. Bingo and lunch to fol-! low. Senior Citizens Week June d-10: Wednesday, June 7: Tea and J home bake sale from p.m. in Gym 2 of the c i v i c j centre. Raffle draw and crown- ing of queen arc the special features. Everyone welcome. Saturday, June 10: luncheon at 12 noon In Gym 2 pf the civic centre. Crowsncst Pass senior citizens to bo i guests. i Friday, June 10: Trip to Till- bank, Montana, leaving grey- hound depot at 0 a.m. For any further information or trip tickets, please phone the secretary nt 327-32G4. Other ac- tivitirs arc being planned and will be announced when final- ized. r Joan and Murray Leslie, rashicn Two Twenty dis- tributors ere pleased announce Ihe promotion of Mrs. Maureen Palmer to the pos'tion of Manager. Mrs. Palmer joined Fashion Two Twenty in April 7, 1971 and brings to her new position a vast knowledge in sales, service and training. S-T-R-E-Y-C-H SEW FABRICS 475 HOLIDAY VILLAGE PHONE UPCOMING CLASSES .Basic B-Thurs., Mqy 25 p.m. lo pm... Men's Pants Thurs., June 1 p.m. to p.m. New Ideas June 8 p.m. to p.m. BASIC 8 CRASH COURSES July 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 10, 19, 20 a.m. to a.m. Aug. 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 a.m. to p.m. Phone or Drop Out Now ond See How Easy it Really LICENSED FRANCHISED INSTRUCTRESSES ;