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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID _ Ihuriiloy, Otlober 7, 1971 For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Editor No discrimination between sexes, says city hall One-year terms for commission IIy M.Mill.YN ANDERSON Kninily Keillor If the word of heads of city 'oparlments can be taken at I tween male ami female appli- garding female applicants, and that applications are, and would ing paid Hie proper ncgotiat cauls for city positions. i for some kind of guarantee thai i be, accepte The subject was brought up at j there was equal opportunity, iwent council meeting by i In the subsequent inquiry :cd on an equal from i salary. lull) male and female. Statistics from the group life face value, there is no clisrrim- 1 Aid. Vcra J'Yrsnson, who asked which followed through city ination in job opportunities be- i if there were any policy re- channels, city directors stated City manager Tom Nutting i insurance underwriter for the city said in a prepared statement I c''.v S'10W 458 WHAT is so special about having a clean, un- cluttered car? 1 mean, men make such a fuss about it. They get in the car and you're in- stantly aware your car wasn't built for their long legs. You can hear that silent sigh of resignation as they view a pancake lifter on the floor, and for sonie unknown reason you can mentally picture the perfect housewife running Her white gloves slang your undusted end table. The very polite ones .simply shuffle their feet around the pancake lifter and say nothing. The more vociferous ones turn the conversation around to the problem the world is facing wilh pollution, and how much use the city is getting from the sanitary land- fill. In the name of the Girl Guides, I strongly pro- test this male chauvinistic attitude toward female clutter 1 was indoctrinated by the Brownies at the tender'age of eight years to Be Prepared. I haven't always been too successful, but I do try. The pancake lifter, for instance, works just about, better than anything else to scrape the frost off of the windshield. It's faster, has a long handle and doesn't break when you're in a hurry. Another added benefit is that the "male driver in the family will never steal it on you when his scraper breaks, be- cause he wouldn't 'be caught dead explaining what a pancake lifter is doing in HIS car. Beside the pancake lifter is the furry wheel cover which keeps your hands warm in winter. This item was scoffed over when first purchased but then women's gloves are not built for warmth, and some of us have warm hearts instead of warm hands. The furry wheel cover is not needed on the wheel this time of year but it is handy to wipe off win- dows' fog and" steam on chilly nights. It's also handy to wipe the leaves off the seat when the car windows are left open on windy fall clays. The pie plate in the glove compartment I will admit is unusual. But Lethbridge's pie shop gives you a real pie plate and you just return it when go back for another. If I'm going to pick up a pie on the spur of the moment, the pie plate is right there. It's all very logical to me. The assorted papers on the fioor could probabh be tidied up better but they are all necessary. The little yellow slip is from the dry cleaners. The pocket book is Andy Capp and can be read by you or the children during tedious waits at the doc- tor's office, library calls, or after school pick ups. The white sheet of paper is an address of a house 1 had to visit last week. It didn't help to write the darn thing down because I didn't read it right and got lost anyway The paper serves to remind me that my children are right, I am not infallible. So you see everything is there for a purpose, even the dust on the dashboard. Written in mine at present is one word, coffee. It stays there perman- ently. There are not too many things 1 fear in this world, being fairly intelligent, fairly capable and fairly sceptical of other human life, but the most dreaded occurrence in my life is when the coffee canister is empty at 6 a.m. This latter case is one not so much of prepara- tion as self-preservation. All in all, the car is very convenient. It's well equipped, and I even leave it equipped for anyone else who wishes to drive it, as long as they don't steal the pancake lifter. for Monday's meeting of city j employees at city hall, 407 are council that one type of dis-' aml 51 crimination occurred in the: The bulk of male employees placing of help wanted adver- j tisements in newspapers. into the 41-50 aRe while the majority of female Options arc, however, open to employees is in the 18-30 age the advertiser in all Alberta j dailies as to whether Uie job opportunity should he placed solely for female, solely for male, or open to both sexes. bracket. The Canadian Unior of Pub- lic Employees Local 70, which COALDALE (HNS) All appointed members to the eco- nomic development commis- sion will serve for one year, from Oct. 30. The one-year term had been included in the commission's terms of reference accepted last May but the exact dates were decided at a recent meet- ing of council. Henry Nikkei is chairman. Ben Reimer is council repre- has an agreement with the city, i sentative. In addition there are represents over em- A recommendation of the re-! ployecs in government employ, cent status report on women over of which one-third are wo- Mrs. Ardeth Malmberg, secre- tary, and members Dr. Bryan Finnegan, Lawrie McCray, that the provinces should men. Jack Andres and one represea- adopt legislation to prohibit sex- i In 19C8 CUPE presented a tative from the Coaldale and typing of occupations, such as lengthy submission to the royal! District Chamber of Cora- occurs in channelling employ- j commission on the status of wo- i merce. ment to male applicants. i men. It staled that although According lo personnel direc-' there was good work being done lor Tom Band, equal opportir i by some ktsl unions, there are j nity has never an issue; "some local unions who refuse WATER BABY TORONTO (OP) Micael auiiit; un.ui UMIUII.I wuu iciuai; y in city employment. He said to fight for the elimination of i "'k vet but a aood applications have been accept- articles in their collective g cd from both male and female I agreements which state that, alike, and then Uie posilion women many may be laid awarded on the basis of "ca-ioff." Others have collective mer. He is the youngest water baby trained under renowned swimming coach Gus Ryder at pability, knowledge, and gen- eral over all qualifications." agreements certain jobs which designate'__ as male and fe-' the Lakeshore Swimming Club. The statement, however, does! male. not take into account an in- flesponsib i 1 i t y for making changes, continues the; is with the female em-i these brief, ployees as much as with male employees. "To gree." II says, a large de- female union stance several years previous when women were not being considered for a particular po- sition with the city due to lack of "proper sanitary facilities." It was brought out al that time j members accept the secondary that a woman was qualified to position in which their fellow do and did the' same work on i male unionists put them.'1 the regular man's day off and! Now that equal opportunity is during holidays. A city official I a stated fact within the hallow- was quoted at that lime that ed halls of the city, the only "it wasn't a very nice job for j bastion of resistance remaining a woman." and that seemed to j is in adequate sanitary facilities be the end of it. j for female applicants who ap- to the directive! ply for previously all male from the finance director, wo-1 jobs, men are receiving equal oppor-1 This latter requirement may not be of concern to the appli- x, THREE FRIENDS GATHER Mrs. Helen Grunewald, centre, matron of the Green Acres Lodge congratulates residents on their almost joint birthdays. James Hughson, left, the oldest man in the lodge turned 97 years old Wednesday. Mrs. Elsie livingston, right, who has seen more yeors than any other woman in the lodge will be 98 in the coming month. Both were honored with a huge cake and many best wishes. tunity in the treasury depart- ment, utilities, and assessment, cants. It has been to employ- U present the utilities super-1 ers who are bothered by women is a woman, in charge of j working in unpleasant surrotind- two male clerks and four to I ings, even if they have trained meter readers, and is them. Senior citizens indicate need for more housing There seems lo be a need in j were received. Mr. Le Baron the city for more housing for j said he is still very interested J senior citizens. Don Le Baron, i j" from who 1 have not as yet made contact with him. High Profit Franchise Opportunity Living Lighting, a ropidly ex- panding chain of specialty lamp, chandelier and shade centres, has another location available at the new Centre Village Mall in Leih- bridge for qualified indivi- duals. 12 Canadian stores now open Systems and Buying power of a major chain. Complete training program Investment required Exception earning poten- tial "CUP AND MAIL" Name.................. Address City Phone UVING LIGHTING LTD. administrator of the Green I Acres Foundation said there i has been "a tremendous re- New ranger program meets individual needs PRESENTING Venetia sets your table with a sparkling touch of modern splendour. A classic new pattern of rich f lorentine linlsh framed in a deeply carved scroll design. All new. All carefree. It's normal HAMILTON. Ont. (CPi Child expert Man- Blum, direc- tor and chief psychologist at Hamilton's Wentworth Mental Health Clinic, recently warned a seminar on adolescence not to be critical of teen-agers who perform chores sloppily, who dress weirdly, "who are never home except to eat, or talk on the telephone." All this is per- fectly normal, Mrs. Blum, who is herself a mother of five chil- dren, reassured a workshop of parents, professionals and vol- PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS-S p.m. A new ranger program for girls is being initiated in Leth- bridge. Elizabeth Mowland, national ranger adviser, was in the city this week speaking to ranger girls and leaders con- cerning the program. The program was begun three years ago in Winnipeg in an effort to revive interest and better serve the needs of the in- dividual girls. It i? now adopted in ranger organiza- tions across Canada. The need for a different pro- gram was brought to the atten- tion of ranger leaders as an in- creasing number of girls began to drop out of rangers as a i protest. The old program was divided into three heavily structured units land, sea. and air. 11 did not offer the flexibility the girls felt they needed. The present program takes in a greater scope through community, outdoor world, heritage, future, and our- selves and others. Instead of placing the stres on service, the basis of the new program is the individual girl and her development within the i community. The girls are allowed to ini- j tiatc and lead their own pro- jects. Originality and participa- tion are encouraged. The ranger group is open to'week in Alberta, go to B.C. and girls between Uie sges of J4 and continue east until her appoint- 18 years, but younger and older mcnt as adviser terminates, girls are accepted on the de- cision of the group itself. The program was organized through the combined efforts of leaders and rangers from across Canada and overseas i representatives. The girls de-: signed their own handbooks and' pamphlets. Miss Mowland. a native of Newfoundland, has been travel- Suite 300, 48 Yonge Street, A report on the issue is toil I I be presented to the foundation p sponse to the city from senior at October mccti .1 E. K. loyst, Present. i citizens who are interested in1____________________________i_ _ i high rise or motel type accom-; modation." The concept is being j explored at present by the j foundation. "It indicates that there is a i real need in the area for rental j facilities, namely from single people, especially widows." Tn two weeks after a news story appeared requesting in- terested persons to contact Mr. Le Baron, 90 calls and letters Wipe your fridge clean and fresh with Cow Brand Soda ling across Canada speaking to ranger girls and volunteers concerning the program and what it meaais to them. She will spend the remainder of the JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, October 7th STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HALL CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and is Won Every Thursday 5th-7 No. Jackpot Pot o' Gold 25c PER CARD OR 5 FOR SI. 00 ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed Sponsored by Ladies' Aid of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church harsh chemicals, no soapy film! A sprinkle of COW BRAND Soda on a moist Sponge will safely clean your fridge sparkling- fresh. Removes stains. Removes odors. Leaves behind no odor of its own! So effective, it's recommended by refrigerator manufacturers. Freshens up counter tops and chopping boards, too! Sold in lib. and 2 Ib. packages. Send for free recipe and household-hint booklet to: Church Dwight Ud., Sun Life Building, Montreal, Que, FREDA WALTON wishes to announce that she has purchased 24-PIECE SERVICE FOR SIX ONLY 49 .95 Convenient Termil DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Avo. S. Phone 327-5767 louse of Beauty formerly House of Robert We shall continue to give our customers the same high quality service they received from Robert y j. Sam Sheridan OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. SL PHONE 328-4141 FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT ;