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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbttdge Herald FOURTH SECTION November 21. 1973 Pages 37 48 Herald' Russian children pampered from birth This report was written by the Monitor's Moscow cor- 'with bis traveled car through Russia and the Ukraine. The trip was arrang- ed through cooperation of the Soviet youth paper Kom- somolskaya Pravda and with special permission'from the Soviet By LEO GRULIOW Christian Science Monitor Russia More than half a century after the Bolshevik the Soviet Union still has at least one privileged class its children Soviet youngsters seem to end up with the best of everything there is here. Parents and grandparents pamper them. Nurseries and kindergartens are pain- stakingly planned for their care. After-school programs at hobby centers and amateur arts centers attempt to draw out their talents. from Moscow to Kharkov and Kiev gave us glimpses of the institutions the Soviet system is providing for its young people to replace grand- mothers who have been the main 'child-care institution since the revolution. need to be with children for a part of the asserted our at an apartment development in the town of Otradnoye along the way. four- or five-year-old doesn't always enjoy the society of a'll'day The model nursery she showed one of several cares for 280 children between 1 and 7. There are nationwide plans for lowering the school' age to 6. When these plans go into the older children will disappear from- preschool institutions lit e this and there will be more room for the younger Zoye explained. Certainly the atmosphere at this preschool day-care center seemed warm and cozy. The staff of 18 teachers and 9 nurses included a few young newly and a larger number of motherly women. Most of the children stayed here for seven hours a but if necessary they c6uld be left from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and even overnight. is provided for 10 to 15 children each by advance arrangement with the What of the individual in the growing number of Soviet child-care In- dividual as well as group talents were flowering at the Orel Pioneer where the members take music lessons ac- and the Ukrai- nian stringed build make puppets for their study play and raise pets. At the Kiev Young Naturalists' which serves as a center for 250 naturalists' circles in the city and several dozen in the schoolchildren were learning the Japanese art of flower which spread like wildfire this spr- ing after a Japanese flower show in Kiev. Other youngsters were digg- ing up field plants to bring in- because frost was predicted. Some showed us a new Gagarin variety of dahlia they had bred and a high- grade tomato developed here and now being recommended to farmers. It is uncommon' for Soviet schoolchildren and college students to work at par- ticularly menial jobs. Educators sometimes bewail the younger generation's dependence upon parents and government. It is common for the college student to count on his stipend. There is considerable controversy in the press right now over the distribution of since some institutes have reduced stipend and students are passed over. In one or two institutes even borderline students do not always qualify. But thejnajority of college studenls'feceive'about 40 to 60 rubles to a month plus dormitory lodging. With long waiting lists for young married after have a way of doubling up with parents and when the baby grandpa and grandma frequently 'become baby- willy-nilly. cartoonists and newspaper satirists take out after what they describe as young people who Continue to burden their parents past the age when the young people should be pulling their own weight. Collectivist upbringing does leave enough selfish traces to fuel criticism. Pressure to increase Soviet child-care facilities has in many instances faster than the facilities because of the gradual change coming over the traditional Soviet three- generation family. Several newspapers and magazines have published lengthy with many letters from about the future of child rear- ing in a socialist society. A Hungarian plan to mothers of young children by a stipend equal to the average wage has been much dis- cussed. Izvestia has come out for more rather than subsidies to mothers to stay home. The it is that most existing preschool children's institutions are for kindergarten rather than ages 1 through There also is a shortage of trained nurses and psychologists. As for Izvestia regrets that her role in looking after the young is passing into it good is it to regret something to which there can be no A at Poltava demonstrated collec- tive upbringing for boys and 7 through 17. Some were some from broken others from families in which the' for various could not give the children adequate care. The neat dormitory with close-ranked af- forded no space for lounging. And when we visited in the we found groups do- ing homework in the labs and or engaged in hobbies in the workshops. From talks with Alexei who has directed the school for 11 almost since it was and with a group of pupils and we gained the impression of a strong sense of community in the group. for those. who .go home during the the children spend their vacations part of the time at a summer part of the time helping with the part of the time-spending half the day fixing up the and the other half in excur- sions and recreation. The school helps graduates apply for college of them go on to higher or get jobs. The school follows their careers for at least two years after they leave. In and out of town Receiving guests at the First United Church tea and bazaar Saturday will be members of the W. L. A. B. Yvonne Jordan and Dorothy Clock. Sharing pouring honors will be Mrs. N Dena Leona M. Kay Barlow and Carolyn Daw. Also pouring will be Ernest Smoker and Jack Groothuis. Follow the leader Russia children are shown hanging onto each others coats on everything given to an outing. Children are Russia's pampered with the best ot War changes traditional life in Egypt Lebanon Gehan wife of Egyptian President Anwar believes the fourth Arab- Israeli war changed the women of her break- ing hundreds of years of tradition. Mrs. Sadat said that during the Egyptian troops crossing of the Suez canal on Oct. 6 there was a spiritual crossing in every Egyptian's soul for in- in a matter-of days hundreds of leaving behind them a great deal of she added. we celebrated the feast of Ramadan with none of the traditional none of the traditional new Mrs. Sadat expressed her views in an with Lebanon's English-language weekly Monday her first since the outbreak of fighting. She described the president as an husband. a home-loving man whose greatest pleasure is to relax with his visit friends or go to the movies. As a father he adores his children. He worships the ground they walk HAVE FOUR CHILDREN Sadat and his hazel-eyed wife have a son and three daughters. Sadat also has three older daughters from an earlier marriage that ended in divorce 25 years ago. Mrs. married Sadat in 1951 when he still was a junior army officer. .She studied in an Egyptian high school and speaks English and French fluently. As the president's she heads several philanthropic societies in Cairo. She is auburn elegant and outgoing. People often talk of her as a champion of women's liberation jn where Moslem traditions generally have kept women on the sidelines. Mrs. whose mother was part said she was not told of Egypt's war plans but whemSadat met repeatedly in .Bieir home-wiCh War Minister Ahmed Ismail during the LARGEST CROSSWORD The largest crossword ever compiled was one of down clues and across. It was devised by Robery Stilgenbauer of Los Angeles between 1938 and 1949. THE BETTER HALF week before the fighting. sensed there would be war. I became almost certain of it when Anwar left home on Oct. 5 in the evening and spent the whole night at head- quarters As I I did not know that the first shot would be fired until 2 p.m. the next 'HAD TO ACCEPT' Mrs. Sadat was asked why her husband accepted the United Nations ceasefire call of Oct. 22. Americans started airlifting 700 tons of sophisticated weapons to Israel not to the supply of pilots and man- he had to accept. 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