Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, November 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Red Deer girl "breaking new ground' RED DEER, Alta. (CP) Lynda Jean Newton says, tongue-in-cheek, she's "break- ing new ground." It can be taken almost liter- ally. The 23-year-old, who has a bachelor of science degree in'zoology from the University of Alberta, is the first woman hired for construction work by Alberta Government Telephones Since Sept. 4, she has worked with a heavy construction crew in Red Deer. LYNDA JEAN NEWTON HANDLING HEAVY EARTH IMPACTER Society installs officers The Lethbridge District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society has officially installed its new slate of officers for the 1974-75 term this week. Cecil Gordon was elected president. Other officers include John Gogo, immedi- ate past president; Joe Montgomery, and Alfons Krol, vice presidents: and Dorothy Roadhouse, secretary treasurer. Mr. Montgomery- and Mr. Krol were also installed as provincial delegates. Women's lib comes but not popular SARK. Channel Islands (AP) Women's liberation has come to this tiny island ruled as an English feudal fiefdom since 1563. But not all the women want it. Under the island's ancient code, women were considered the chattels, or personal prop- erty, of their husbands. On Friday night the Sark parliament, or Chief Pleas, began to change all that. The 40 landowners and people's deputies in the Chief Pleas passed three separate bills that will allow women to open bank accounts, make out wills, take out insurance pol- icies, start a business and keep their own wages. The feudal code still bans di- vorce for the 572 inhabitants of the 31 z-mile-long island just off the coast of France in the English Channel. But it is easily obtained on the neighboring island of Guernsey. For 47 years Sark was ruled by a Sibyl Hathaway, the 21st seigneur of the island since Queen Elizabeth I granted the title 411 years ago to Helier de Carteret. the first seigneur, and instructed him to populate it. Before she died July 14. Dame Sibyl expressed interest in emancipating Sark's women. Her grandson and successor, aeronautical engineer Michael Beaumont. 47, cast his vote for the bills in the Chief Pleas. He plans to move permanently to Sark from England in April. Before taking force, the laws still have to go before Queen Elizabeth II and her Privy Council and thpn be registered as laws in the Guernsey royal court, a process expected to take until spring. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Are you a big enough person to print a letter in defense of "The Other I'm one and know that scene well. I am 27, have never been married (or even have an excellent position and my own apartment. (Nobody keeps me.) I cook when I please, have my own friends and interests, and most im- portant, my own identity, independence and freedom. I have known this man for eight years. He was married five years ago. I'm more than happy with our "arrangement." Of course I won't get any alimony when (or if) he decides to move on, and I won't collect any in- surance when he dies. I do get a bottle of wine now and then and sometimes flowers, but no big gifts. I don't have my lover Sundays or holidays, and not many weekends. But when we are together it's heaven. Our relationship was es- tablished because we both wanted it. We've agreed that either of us can call it quits if and when we want to. Now that you know what I get. I'll tell you what he DOESN'T get. Curlers in bed. dirty dishes in the sink, squawking kids, bills to worry- about and lots of nagging. He receives my undivided atten- tion, lots of loving, a back rub when he is tired, and always soft lights and beautiful music. He sleeps with me because he wants to. He sleeps with his wife because he has to. Call it an ego trip for both of us. if you like, but what's wrong with it if we need and want it? Will you answer me. Nameless. Natch Hear Natch: There are names for women like you. but I don't believe that a label would serve any useful pur- pose in a situation such as this. If it doesn't bother you that this man knew you for three years and then married someone else, you have a pret- ty tough hide, honey. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes b K k to f- 7 w -MY fVN 1 i -m _ __ Being a laborer is not new to her; she has held jobs on the production line of a trailer factory and piling lumber in a lumberyard. "Last spring I applied for an operator's job with ACT, but I found out the starting salary for a telephone operator was only a Miss Newton said. "I had friends working on ACT construction crews who were making much more money. "This is really the best-pay- ing job I could get." She applied with the AGT construction supervisor in Red Deer but was told she would have to go to Calgary for an interview. "They were not encouraging at first, but I was persistent. I suppose they were a little leery of hiring a girl; they didn't know how their superiors would feel about it." She said she's had no trouble getting along with the men on the crew.' "They're really good to work with. Before 1 started 1 expected there might be some trouble." The crew is laying conduit at various locations in and around Red Deer. She was hired as a casual laborer, so expects she'll be laid off about the end of November "when the ground gets too hard to work." She said she has no definite plans but may go back to uni- versity when the job ends. Meanwhile, she's attracting considerable attention. "Most of the people that come along and set- me at work seem especially the women." she said. SC'AU' KfcSTUKKU MELBOURNE, Australia Five surgeons have successfully grafted back the entire scalp of a 21-year-old woman after it was torn off when her hair was caught in factory machinery. Moreover, your ego must be awfully hungry if it can be'fed by a back street affair with a man who is eating his cake and having it, too. You, my dear, are settling for crumbs. Some trip! Dear Ann Landers: I am so furious I just called my lawyer and asked if I could sue you. He said to forget it. You. Ann Landers, with your stupid advice, have cost me in swimming lessons. My 11 year old son was always afraid of the water and finally after every ruse im- aginable, we got him to agree to take swimming lessons. He has taken six lessons, which cost each. The teacher said he is still afraid of the water but at least he is able to float. We con- sidered this great progress. Then you had to come out and announce that you are a "non swimmer" could never learn and that did it. Now my son says HE is a non swimmer, just like Ann Landers. He refuses to go back for more swimming lessons. You've lost a long time fan in Florida and I want you to know it. A Mother Who Is Mad Dear Mad: I hate to lose a fan. but facts are facts. I am a "non swimmer" and confess- ed it in the hope that I might make that "non driver" feel better. (Remember the woman in her 60s who took 40 driving lessons and failed the test four Maybe your son will change his mind. I hope so. Swimmers DO have more fun. Are your parents too strict? Hard to reach? Ann Landers' booklet, "Bugged By Parents? How to Get More could hlep you bridge the generation gap. Send 50c in coin with your request and a lone, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Ann Landers. P.O. Box 3346, Chicago. Illinois 60654. 5 Shown is just one of our luxurious liv- ing room groups that you can save on during our sale. The finest workman- ship and fashions are on display. SOFA MR. CHAIR MRS. CHAIR French Provincial DiNiNGRQOh 6 Pieces Cane and velvet or elegant pillow back velvets at this unheard-of low price. YOUR CHOICE Any one of these expertly crafted tables would add charm to your living room. 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