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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta SI Dear Ann Landers: There seems to be quite a heated argument between Ann Landers, who says homosex- uals are sick, and certain psy- chiatrists and gays who say they are NOT sick. Your op- ponents say you are ill- informed, stupid or nuts. Anyone who witnessed the Gay Pride Parade from Bel- mont Harbor to Lincoln Park in Chicago has got to go with you. Ann In my life I never saw anything to top it. Over 1.- 500 gays came out of the closet to march with their "brothers and sisters." Some of the costumes were out of this world sequins, feathers, tights, black leather coats, whips and chains. The wigs were gorgeous and the makeup was fabulous. One fellow (I think) had a live snake wrapped around his neck There was much cheering and singing. "Two-four-six- eight. Is your husband really straight'" There was also good news Irom the first gay minister of the United Church of Christ. "Sixty-two gay he announced, "have decided to step forward and declare themselves. No more hiding. They are gay and proud of it If those people are normal and healthy, then I wanna be sick. Sign Out Dear Freaked: I hope you don't think all hnmo-sexuals look and act like that. What you describe sounds like the lunatic fringe. Many homosex- uals are dignified, softspoken people They do not wear high heels or wigs. The only real difference between them and us is that they prefer as sex partners members of their own gender. Thanks for the report Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I visited my sister few weeks ago. Something I saw in her home has been bothering me and I can't get it out of my mind. My sister's husband is very strict with the children. They are nice youngsters bright and well-behaved but they are terrified of him. The mid- dle child, a boy of seven, seems to have a small appetite. His father forces him to eat and every night there is a scene at the dinner table Once the boy excused himself and threw up. Another time he began to cry because his father yelled at him for 15 minutes and shook him for be- ing "a baby." I didn't say anything to my sister, but I feel now that I should write to her. Or would she consider it My Mind Dear On: That father needs counselling And the kids will need it. too, from your description. Perhaps if you suggest to your sister that SHE discuss the family situa- tion with the school counsellor, it would be a useful first step. A no-nonsense approach to how to deal with life's most difficult and most rewarding arrangement. Ann Lander's booklet, "Marriage What To will prepare you for better or for worse. Send your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654 enclosing 50c in coin and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope. (Copyright 1973 Field Enterprises, Inc.) WINTER PLANT A parsley plant growing out- side can be transplanted in- doors for winter growing. Calendar The Westminster badminton club will play from to p.m. tonight. Members are asked to please note the change of time. The regular monthly meeting of the Assumption CWL will be held Wednesday m the church hall Vera Ferguson will be guest speaker with the topic. Canada Winter Games. The Wednesday morning group of Mc-Killop UCW will be guests of the CWL and all women of the parish arc welcome to attend PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY Friendship Lodge will hold the regular meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the IOOF Hall. Potluck supper at sharp. Beta Sigma Phi City Council will hold a meeting at 8 p m. tonight at the Bowman Art Centre. St Mary's ACW will hold the regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. tonight in the parish hall with Mrs. Cook as hostess. There will be a meeting of the Galbraith Home and School held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. CAIRO (Reuter) Efforts are being made in Egypt tc curb the drain of brides tc other Arab countries. Legislators and social workers are pressing for tighter controls and protec- tion guarantees for Egyptiar brides who leave each year for Saudi Arabia. Libya and the Gulf states. Every summer, mainly in July and August, the "desert romeos" in their Arab robes descend on Cairo from the oil- rich neighboring states, their pockets bulging with dollars They are out for a gooo time, visiting Cairo's nightclubs to watch the belly dancers and drink alcohol, which in most cases is for- bidden in their own countries. Taxis become difficult to find with the oil-rich visitors hiring them by the day. Apart from going on the town, the visitors are also often on the lookout for a iow- priced wife. In Libya, for instance, the groom has to pay on average the equivalent of about Egyptian (about in doweries for a pretty young bride. He has to produce a traditional kilo (2.2 pounds) of A Mae West movie will introduce the eight-week Women in Film Course starting at p.m. Wednes- day in the Civic Sports Centre. Anyone interested may register before the movie begins. Everyone welcome. AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3 Ave. North S Cards Cards Money DOUBLED Weekly Jackpot Prizes Free Cards SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE No Children Umtor 16 Allowed Everybody Welcome BINGO LETHBRIDGE FISH DlUnfl WEDNESDAY GAME ASSN. PlllUU AT 8 P.I JACKPOT IN 56 NUMBERS FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and IN 7 NUMBERS IN THE EAGLES Street North NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 ONLY 3 MORE AVON Shopping Days Before Christmas MANY PRICE ITEMS INCLUDING' COLOGNES. RICH MOISTURE CREME and ASSORTED GIFT ITEMS Phone Your Avon Representative Or 328-7424 NOW Think metric system via pin-up girl OTTAWA (CP) When the British government in- troduced metric measure- ment a few years ago. the Bri- tish were" urged to think metric with a huge pin-up pic- ture of a bikini-clad female model in color. Now. (he Canadian govern- ment is urging Canadians to think it also has a pin-up girl. In its new booklet for con- sumers, the department of consumer affairs has a black- and-white picture of Canova's Dancer, a marble model in the National Gallery of Canada. Canadians are even losing out in the measurement de- partment The British poster model measured 91-61-91 in 36-24-36 in inches Cantva's Dancer is 89-61-91. LARGEST ISSUE The most massive single issue of a newspaper was the New York Times on Oct. 17, 1965. It comprised 946 pages, including 1.2 million lines of advertisements. New Fall Arrivals for HIM Dress Platform 2 tone brown Leather (Exactly as illustrated) for HER Black Patent Strap FOOT NOTES by JOE as illustrated Joe Green's SHOES Downtown on Sixth Street Opin Thurs. Ill 9 p.m. No Iho boss isn I qoing colleg- iate hp wants to show olf hr, shoos from JOE GREEN S gold plus the home and all its fittings along with presents for the family. PRICES DROP In the poor suburbs of Cairo, though, he can pick up a young wife for as little as Some unfortunate young brides fly off with their husbands only to find that the man is already married with a harem of women in his home country. The young Egyptian girl can then find herself under the orders of the No. 1 wife. Moslems are allowed four wives under Islamic law. In some cases, handsome young men arrive in Cairo as marriage undercover agents. When-the unsuspecting girl returns with him for marriage in his home country, she may discover that the real husband is in fact old and ugly. In many cases these girls seek help from their own em- bassies and thus become a burden on the state. RACKETS ARE ACTIVE Alongside the marriage market, there is a fairly widespread racket under attractive Egyptian girls are lured to Beirut or other Arab capitals with a promise of marriage or a good show business job only to end up in prostitution. Social experts have said there should be a tightening up of procedures at Egyptian register offices where hasty marries can take place. And the experts say that the countries to which the girls go should provide some sort of guarantee for their proper treatment and protection. Some researchers have pointed out that Egypt's traditional matchmakers, who can be found in the streets of any town or village in this country, have been helping in' the bride drain and should also be controlled. Overture series dates set The Lethbridge Overture Concert Association will pre- sent a selected program of musical events for the over- ture concert series. This year, all concert dates fall in" 1974. as the Yates Centre is heavily booked through the fall months. Included in the concert presentations will be Shigemi Matsumoto. soprano with the San Francisco and Tokyo operas, appearing Jan. 7 Three on Broadway, a selec- tion of classics from Broadway, sung by stars of musical comedy, is scheduiled For Feb. 9; Marina Mdivam, Soviet pianist performing her third North American tour, will be presented April 13. By special request, the Van- couver Radio Orchestra, con- ducted by John Avison. will return to Lethbridge to pre- sent a concert in June. no soaking, no scrubbing 'with safe 'flower-fresh' CARPET FURNITURE CLEANING by Duracfean' ABSORBS wil. rcilorei All terviet in your Furniihingl dry, in uie day WILSON DONALDSON 1404 11 S., Lslhbridge Phone 328-5886 or 327-6984 Since 1930 f PARENTS'I Due to the retirement of HARRY B. WILKS CLASSIC FOUNDATIONS will close for business October 27th, 5 p.m. ALL MERCHANDISE ON SALE OFF ________Closing Out Permit Number 170 SPECIAL COCA COLA 26 02. 5J1 for plus deposit COCA COLA and FANTA 1002. 12 J1 plui dcpoill (At all participating Tuesday, October 2, 1973 LETHBRIDGE 15 Troops arrest Canadian with leftist literature MONTREAL (CP) Michel Beaubien. a 24-year- old Montrealer who was in Chile at the time of the Sept. 11 military coup, has returned home with his Chilean wife Mr. Beaubien told a news conference he was arrested six days after the coup when a neighbor told troops he had seen guns being carried into the Beaubien residence. However, all that troops found in the house was some leftist literature, he said Mr. Beaubien was detained, along with 300 other foreigners and a number of Chilean prisoners, in the San- tiago National Stadium. He said everyone tried to re- member as many names as possible so that those released first could give embassies the names of those detained in the stadium. All prisoners were issued a blanket and fed a cup of tea with bread in the morning and beans with bread in the after- noon Mr Beaubien said he wit- nessed no executions during his detention, but he said he believed prisoners were taken out of the stadium in trucks to Rangers from Down Under Jennifer Fox, left, of Australia and Leanne Davis of New Zealand, who have been touring southern Alberta, attended the recent Girl Guides' jubilee tea at the Civic Sports Centre, commemorating 60 years of guiding in Alberta. Miss Fox and Miss Davis will spend a few days in Calgary, then visit Regina, Sask; Fort St. John, Victoria and Vancouver in B.C. before returning to their respective homelands on Oct. 19. Bride drain worries Egypt The Herald- Family YWCA activities J be executed elsewhere He also told of a visit by an international group of journal- ists. The visit, he said, was "staged" by the military jun- ta Machine guns were remov- ed from the stadium and replaced by ambulances. Prisoners were prevented from speaking to the jour- nalists. Once the visitors had gone, the guns came back and the ambulances left, Mr Beaubien said. Five days after his arrest. Michel Beaubien was ques- tioned about his wife of two months, his honeymoon and his political leanings. He said he was then classified for "conditional liberty." rather than as a "suspect" or "political ac- tivist Mr Beaubien had been in Chile since November, 1971, when he was sent there by De- velopment and Peace, a Roman Catholic organization funded jointly by the Canadian government and the Roman Catholic Church. This week marks the start of the YWCA fall programs held at the Civic Sports Centre Keep fit classes, ladies' swimming lessons, badminton and tiny tots creative move- ment all get underway this week A few registrations are still available ;n the keep fit and swimming programs. Yoga and English for New Canadians are also due to begin this week, and the YWCA would like to make a plea at this time to anyone wishing to help out as a volunteer English teacher No previous experience is necessary. We are looking for a friendly, patient person concerned with people The need is urgent' For more information, please contact the program office at the YWCA The YWCA Haunted House: With the onset of October, thoughts are turning to the rupidI> approaching Hallowe'en festival This year, the YWCA will enter the spooky scene for the first time, with the Haunted House Taking place in the Fish and Game Building, corner of 10 St. and 9 Ave. S.. the 'house' will feature Dracula, monsters, petrified mum- mies, witches, goblins and many mysterious happenings. For a real exciting adven- ture and a truly hair-raising experience, watch and listen for more about the Hallowe'en haunted house. Don't miss it! Special note: For those who missed out on registering for fall classes, a new slate will once again be offered in January. For more information concerning the YWCA and its services, call 327-2284. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Nothing like a little transfusion to put new life in an old purse HELP US TO HELP OTHERSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects Call 328-2860 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. JUST ARRIVED! at last Fall Fashion Shoes for HIM and HER arriving Daily NUMBER Pap Corn for HIM 2 tone brown British tan cognac (exactly as illustrated) Winter is just around the corner. Choose your new winter footwear now WORLD OF SHOES 317 A 6th Street Downtown Open Thursday 'til 9 p.m. Treat yourself to the rich golden smoothness of 1878. Blended smooth. Aged smooth. Priced smooth. 1873 1973 number MEAGHERS CELEBRATE WITH CANADA'S INNOVATIVE DISTILLERS ;