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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November LETHBRIDGE HERALD-15 Wealthy nations have 'immoral consumption patterns' West must regard third world as its moral responsibility By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Developing countries can no longer count on wealthier nations for food imports, says a CUSO representative Because of developments since 1970, the West no longer has its earlier flexibility in dealing with problems of food and population, David Eastman told a Southern Alberta Council on Public Af- fairs recent meeting Mr Eastman, an animal sciences graduate of the University of British Columbia, has worked as a Canadian University Ser- virp Overseas volunteer in Tanzania and is now a CUSO agricultural recruiter The prices of crude oil, rice and wheat have all risen three to five times in the last few years, he said India alone would need millions of dollars in aid just to keep up with its population increase each year "We consume a dispropor- tionate amount of the world's agricultural resources really, we have immoral con- sumption said Mr Eastman Shortages and high prices cause North Americans to worry about the increased cost of running their cars, but in developing countries they have led to real hardships Canada, the United States, Australia and Argentina are the only countries with net grain exports, he said The third world now con- tains two thirds of the world population of about 3 9 billion By the year 2000, three quarters of a world population of six billion will live in un- derdeveloped countries Birth control programs over the last eight years have not worked, he said The recent population conference at Bucharest showed most of the world disagrees with the Western view of the problem as overpopulation Most countries see the main problem as lack of food and low living standards He said the food crisis has reached the point that 10 million people may starve in the next 25 years, and over 400 million exist in destitution In a population the size of Lethbndge, about 60 might starve and be destitute The West too often con- siders profit or incentive its main motivation, rather than its moral responsibilities, Mr Eastman said "We have to start including the third world countries in our own he said He suggested a new world economic structure might help Canada might give trade preference to underdeveloped nations, and allow them to sell us semi processed materials The national wheat supply could be divided into that re- quired for domestic consump- tion, that required lor com- mercial trade and that to be sold to poorer countries at 1970 or 1971 prices Financing could come from a tax on raw material exports He said CUSO's approach overseas is to work at the village level if possible on labor intensive projects in agriculture technology or education -The HeraU Family Women promoted in UN debate UNITED NATIONS (CP) Canadian mother of five has told a UN committee that a woman must feel "free and capable of acting wherever she desires, wherever she can contribute the most of herself She must also, said Mme Maria Masson of Lac St Jo- seph, Que feel, wherever she may be, that "she has the re- spect of all, that her aspirations are really hers and that she is capable of realizing them BINGO MON., NOV. 4th Jackpot in 57 Nos. Gold Pay Double Door Regular 2SC or S for 13th St and 6th Ave "A" N. No Children under 16 allowed A member of the Canadian UN delegation, Mme Masson told the committee Canada has been "unsparing" m its ef- forts to combat discrimina- tion against women and to in- tegrate women into all sectors of activity in Canadian society Women more and more were being assigned to impor- tant positions in Canada "We have some obvious ex- amples of women who are members of Parliament, ministers and judges which permit us to think that the ef- forts made for the advance- ment of women are beginning to bear fruit but their number is minimal and the mere fact that we think to mention them seems to us to demonstrate that they are still exceptional cases Mme Masson expressed hope that International Women's Year next year "will be, for all nations, the oppor- tunity to promote the equality of women with the 'the other sex PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8p.m Unicef Unicef donations total- ing poured into Paterson Junior High Fri- day Shown left to right 'are student collectors Cindy Gursky, Tom Brew- ster, Susan Turner, Uni- cef aide Edna Turner, Douglas Lantz, Roxanne Pierson, Cathy Martin, Bruce Anderson and top collector Lisa Kucher- an, who gathered FABRIC SALE DRAPERY FABRICS Manufacturers Clearance 4 Values to yd. 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Exclusive dealer in Lethbridge for I SEWING MACHINES FANNY'S FABRIC FACTORY LETHBRIDGE LTD Women visible in U.S. elections Feisty feminist candidates seem serious opponents WASHINGTON (CP) The traditional Queen Bee of United States politics is be- coming an endangered spe- cies In place of the stereotypes of the nent, middle-aged mothers with nothing better to do, wid- ows riding into office on the coat-tails of their late hus- candidates are feisty, feminist, informed, dedicated and, for the most part young However, while there will be more women than ever on the ballots for the Nov 5 elec- tions, even ardent feminists admit that, so far as Congress is concerned, it will be tough to keep up their current rep- resentation Four of the 16 women mem- bers of Congress are retiring and Maureen Aspm of the Na- tional Women's Political Caucus says "I think we'll do well to hold our own in the House and elect a, woman to the Senate this fall" More than 1.500 women, the largest number ever, fought their way through the pri- maries this summer They won three major party nomi- nations for governor, three for the U S Senate, four for lieutenant-governor. 45 for the House of Representatives and for various state legisla- tures Women scored heavily in the race for nomination to county and city councils also In Montgomery County in Maryland, the most affluent county in the country, nearly half the candidates on the bal- lot will be women Today, there is a possibility the first time since Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was defeated in woman may again become a senator Paula Hawkins, Republican public service commissioner in Florida, and Betty Roberts, Democratic state senator in Oregon, are given the best chance Others highly favored are Maya Miller of Nevada and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland Ella Grasso. a career politi- cian, is favored to capture the governorship of Connecticut for the Democrats If she does, she will be the first woman ever elected governor solely on her own merits Of all the women on the ballot. Elizabeth Holtzman, a Democratic congressman from New York, has been the most visible Now 32. she was the young- est woman ever elected to Congress when she defeated Emanuel Celler. 84-year-old chairman of" the House judiciary committee, two years ago She's single, strong on women's issues and an avowed feminist She is a founder of the women's politi- cal caucus Ella Grasso. leading the polls in her campaign for Connecticut governor, says the novelty of her campaign has worn off. along with the bad jokes about the voters be- ing "too old for a governess She has been campaigning as a person with a lifetime of politics and public service be- hind her as a woman She is one of tne women can- didates from both parties who benefit from the caucus, a network of women all over the U S which provides funds, volunteers, expertise and en- couragement With the notable exception of Bella Abzug. a member of Congress for New York, there have been few exhortations this year to vote for women because they are women Miss Abzug has been quoted as saying "this is the year of the woman." and "a stag Sen- ate means a stag-nation However, under the shadow of Watergate, there have been suggestions that it may be an advantage to be a woman this time around A woman politi- cian is generally regarded as an independent, a maverick, unblemished by past political scandals and with few favors owing to major contributors Judy Petty. 31-year-old Re- publican is one of the women candidates stressing this theme Her opponent down in Arkansas is Representative Wilbur Mills. 65. powerful chairman of the ways and means committee Miss Petty is regarded as probably the most serious opposition Mills has had in his 36-year con- gressional career Community calendar The Lethbndge Order of the Ro'val Purple will hold their Christmas tea and bazaar Nov 20 in the Elks Hall, from 25pm is welcome Southmmster t" C will meet in Ihc church lounge on Thurida-v a1 1 30 p m SI Man's 4CW will hold Ihcir regular monthh meeting in the Pansh Hall on Tuesday al 2 p m C Hildebrand will be the hostess 1239 2nd Avenue S. (Old John Bldo.) Phone 329-3355 BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5 Ave. N. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER p.m. JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS Doubted in 7 or Free and 25e per 5 00 Door Prlre No Children under 16 Sponsored by A U U C Alcoholism topic at Women's Place Nov. 6 meeting Alcoholism, the health problem that affects thousands of families, will be the topic of discussion at an 8 p m Wednesday presentation at the Public Library A speaker from the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) will present a film The Secret Love of Sandra Blame' and answer questions about alcoholism The presentation is jointly spon- sored by the Women s Place and the Lethbndge Public Library The meeting is open to the public free of charge AADAC statistics indicate less than 5 per cent of alcoholics live on 'skid row' the typical alcoholic is often a next door neighbor employed and involved in the community Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers. My husband's aunt lives with us We have two children, 12 and 13 years of age I should con- sider this a delicate problem but since Auntie doesn t, I'll go right ahead the way she does It's her loud belching She can be heard all over the house At the dinner table it's real- ly disgusting She doesn't even say. "Pardon me Our children have started to im- itate her and now they are competing with one another to see who can belch the loudest When I correct them they say. "Auntie does it Last week I decided to stop hinting I came right out and told Auntie how my husband and I felt about her loud belching She claims she can't help it. that it's the result of her hysterectomy If this is true we will try to be more tolerant Check it out. will you please' Katy Dear Katy: Auntie's hysterectomy has nothing to do with her belching If she believes she has a physical problem she ought to go to a doctor and find out what it is Regardless, the woman should attempt to lower the decibel rating of her belching, as a matter of courtesy As for your children, if you can't put an end to their crude behavior now. they are out of control and I feel sorry for y ou The worst is yet to come Dear Ann Landers. The hus- band who signed himself was right on target But he left a lot of territory uncovered Those immaculate housekeepers who expend all their energy polishing and waxing floors and starching the kitchen curtains until long after midnight aren't the only ones who are losing out Add to the list the double domed intellectual who reads literary classics atomic energy manuals, books on economics and international relations She ought to be smart enough to know that that ain't where it s at at 2 00 a m I don t need a sexpot, either Just a woman who knows what time it is Sign my letter II Dear Hungry. Sometimes it helps if you buy her a nice watch Thanks for writing Dear Ann Landers- I am writing in the hope that you can print this before my parents split Here's the storv Mom is the third in a family of five children She was alway s the one who had to do all the dirty work She was also the one who was least loved Now that Grandma is very sick. Mom is the one who visits her every day in the hospital She is also the one who goes to Grandpa's place and cooks and cleans and does his laundry These daily visits to the hospital and to Grandpa s in- furiate my father Grandma is practicalh a vegetable She doesn't know anybody and it can't matter to her if Mom comes or not Daddy just can't seem to get this through her head He says she is proving by her actions that she cares more about her parents than she cares about her husband and children They argue about this all the time and I m afraid of what might happen Any advice'' -B.K S Dear B.K.S.: Your dad doesn't understand that your mother is still knocking herself out to get the approval of her parents and she will do it as long as they live I hope your dad will see that this has nothing to do with him or you children Its a highly neurotic pattern of behavior and not an uncommon one A.N. A.F. Veterans Club Unit 34 PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY at 8 P.M. NEW ANAF HALL and Invited in the Clubroomi JACKPOT in S3 Nmntan or Im Incnwhij dm lumtor fir (Mil Won S50 15 All 5 DiuM'-d ni Cs 1 Wo u-flo' 16 ol acf WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9 "VARIETY MEN" in !be Canteen Saturday ;