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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHMIDGE HERALD Saturday, Octobtr 10, GT For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor gOME years back when women's rights were still literally in the diaper stage a woman said to me, "Yes but you already have equality in newspaper work. Everyone accepts you as being equal." I hope that woman is ready to eat her own words. Last week, a reporter was asked to leave the press box in Vancouver. She had a press pass and was prepared to cover the game between the Edmonton Eskimos and B.C. Lions. Canadian Press reported that she received VIP treatment instead of being mauled in the Lions' den. We can't imagine the reporter looking for VIP treatment, just acceptance for her job. She didn't get it. The press box is apparently under the close scru- tiny of Pat Slattery, the Vancouver Sun's men's fashion columnist. Mr. Slattery said his job is to protect the ears of "ladies" and "churchy guys" from the language of the working press. Unfortunately he was backed up to the hilt by Dennis Veitch general manager of the B.C. Lions. Jackie Parker, Lions' coach was reported to have said, "the lady" was welcome to come in after the game for a story with the fellas. One reporter (male) said he didn't mind "the lady" being there but it all depended on what she looked like. What condescending tripe! Why does the assumption that women need pro- tecting lead to complete prohibition? It's the kind of protection .that women neither need nor want. Women don't live behind lace curtains and Mr. Slattery should know better than to protect the ears of a newspaper reporter. They've heard it all. Mind you what else could you expect from a men's fashion writer? He doesn't live in the hurly- burly sports world either. The whole scene was a cop-out. Mr. Slattery and Co. made an issue where there was none, and needed to have been none and said reporter had no business accepting any seat but what she came for. If she had the necessary pass, reason to be there, she should have taken nothing less. If she really thought she was entitled the matter should merely have been a reporter kicked out of a press box. Would they have dared do the same without the excuse of a skirt? Business Women's Congress Has Men's Social Program EDMONTON (CP) Most men's conventions provide sep- arate social programs for ac- companying wives but the In- ternational Federation of Busi- ness and Professional Women plans to reverse the process during their congress next July in Edmonton. Ruth Bowen of Edmonton, press officer for the federa- tion's 12th Triennial Congress July 5-10, said today a pro- gram is being planned for any husbands or sons who accom- pany the women attending F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S cards for 1.00 or 25c Each Twelve 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Games ana freo DOOR PRIZE Children under 16 not allowed from 30 member countries and 14 associate countries. "The theme of the congress is the significant 70s and while the women raise the flag for equal rights in education, reim- bursement and international working conditions, the men may play golf, visit industries and in general enjoy sightsee- ing and recreation." The first husband has regis- tered. He is George Rey of Neepawa, Man., whose wife, the former Louise Card, is a past president of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional women. A former national president of the organ- ization in Rhodesia, Nora Price, will be attending accompanied by her husband and son. Membership in the federa- tion, founded in the United States 40 years ago, is open to any woman who is employed and the membership now includes parliamentarians, judges, scientists, engineers, secretaries and business execu- tives. KEEPS WELL If powdered skim milk is kept in a cool, dry place, with the inner bag firmly sealed, it should keep for a year or more. ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.N.A.F.-UNIT 34 BINGO IN THE CLUBROQMS COR. 3th AVE. and 6th ST. S. TUESDAY, Oct. 13fh-8 First ]2 Games First Card Others 25c each 7 No. Jackpot (increases weekly) 2nd 7 No. Jackpot (increases weekly) Extra 5 Games Cards 25c ca. or 5 for Blackout in SO Numbers All regular games pay double if won in 7 nos. or less For A.N.A.F. Members and their guests New Executive For Golf Club THANKSGIVING A modern day prayer for freedom from air pollution to make aerial shots such as this possible. -Walter Kerber Photo Laws Reflect Outdated Attitudes TORONTO (CP) Sylva Gel- ber, director of the women's bu- reau for the federal labor de- partment, says Canadian laws and practices reflect outdated attitudes in their application to woman. Speaking to the Women's Ca- nadian Club here, she criti- cized what she called discrimi- natory practices in pay, welfare legislation, hiring opportunities and pension and retirement plans. "It is still not recognized that when woman are refused oppor- tunities in employment and edu- cation, when they are treated less favorably than men in cir- cumstances which should have dictated the same conditions, that this too is she said. Miss Gelber said certain sec- THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "1 think I'll wait outside always get the feeling that florists, like furriers and jewelers are the natural enemies of man." tions of Canadian law do not allow for the fact that today several hundred thousand women are sole supporters of families. Workmen's compensation is administered b y provincial boards, some of which have the power to cut off benefits to a workman's widow if they think she is "leading an Immoral or improper He." PUBLIC CONCERNED "The question as to whether society should give to a board the power to make such moral judgments without even provid- ing an opportunity for appeal is a matter of deep concern to the present Miss Gel- ber said. In the employment field, qual- ified women graduates seeking employment still are frequently unable to get interviews with representatives o f indusfria firms. Few women hold senior academic jobs in universities. Under some pension plans, male employees of a firm are eligible to participate in the plan several years before women employees. In some, cases the retirement age for women is age 60 while that for men is 65, although sta- tistics show that women live longer on the average than men and are less vulnerable to such illnesses as heart disease and respiratory infection. "The fact that old age secu- rity pensions become available only at 65 adds to the hardship of women." Chris Plummer Weds LONDON (API Canadian actor Christopher Plummer married English actress Elaine Taylor, 24, at a religious cere- mony in Montreal last week, his London agents have announ- ced. Plummer, 40, was in Montreal to receive the Order of Canada. After a three-day honeymoon A Calendar Of Local Happenings the couple returned to London where they will make their home. It was the third marriage for Plummer who has recently starred in The Royal Hunt oi the Sun, Battle of Britain anc Waterloo. He has a 13-year-old daughter by 1'n first wife, Actress Tammy Grimes. Miss Taylor's recent films in- clude The Games and All the Way Up. It is her first mar- riage. Xi Nu, Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday at p.m. in the home of Mrs. Ronald Cham- bers, St. S. Program by Mrs. Brent Logan on, Who We Are. Fort Maclecd Square Danc- ers will hold the regular dance, M'onday at p.m. with round dance practice at 8 p.m. in the elementary school. Any- one interested in learning how to square dance is welcome. Women are requested to bring a box lunch and cups. The Literature Department of the Mathesis Club will meet in the home of Mrs. L. A. Wylie, 1027 18 St. S., Tuesday at p.m. Southminster Circle Square Dance club invites couples in- terested in learning to dance to a beginner's class, Monday at p.m. in Southminster Hall. Women please asked to bring a box lunch. October meeting of Regis- tered Music Teacher's Associa- tion of Lethbridge will be held Tuesday at p.m. at the Bowman Arts Centre. The Fort Macleod Old Time Dance will meet from 8 to p.m., Saturday in the elemen- tary school. Everyone welcome. Novelty dance prizes. Odd fellows, Rebekahs and friends are invited to a card party to be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the IOOF hall. Every- one welcome. Faith Rcbekah Lodge will not meet Monday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. St. Patrick's CWL groups will meet as follows: Mrs. J. Gleascm In the parish hall, Tuesday at p.m.; Mrs. R. Malhcws with Mrs. L. Irvine, 623 13 St. S., Tuesday at 8 p.m.; Mrs. F. Droste with Mrs. J. Vidmar, 636 18 St. S., Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Mrs. R. Tobin with Mrs. N. J. Velker, 2616 3 Ave. S., Wed- nesday at 8 p.m.; Mrs. H. Bartram with Mrs. C. McDougall, 4D Brentwood House (1225 5 Ave. Wed- nesday at p.m.; Mrs. J. McDonnell with Mrs. A. Graham, 113 Corvette Cres- cent, Wednesday at p.m.; Mrs. L. Reive with Mrs. M. Cullen, 521 19 St. S., Wednes- day at p.m. Kappa Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi will hold its model meet- ng Tuesday at p.m. in the rome of Mrs. Bert Pearson in Kipp. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Robert Forest and Mrs. Douglas Schindeler. The program will be given by Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Les Sackney. Southminster Junior Girls Choir will rehearse Monday at 4 p.m. The Lethbridge Officers Mess Association will hold its first social of the autumn season Oct. 17 in the Kenyon Field armory. It will take the form of a harvest party. Members and guests are invited. Sqdn. Ldr. Ken Smith is chairman of the committee in charge of the function. Next event will be the Remembrance Day ball Nov. 10. Mrs. D. G. W. Sutherland was elected president of the Ladies Section of the Leth- bridge Country Club for 1971 at the annual meeting held re- cently. Other members of the execu- tive include past president Mrs. A. G. Donaldson; Mrs. M. N. Grant, vice-president; Mrs. I. Cast Roles Named For Operetta Cast roles for the Southmin- ster Junior Girls Choir produc- tion of The Idea have been re- leased by the choir executive. Rhonda Dorrai, Carolyn Drewry will take the rols of King; Judy Melnyk, Martha Hobbs that of Queen; Peggy Johnson, Prime Minister; De- Lynn Harrison; Caroline, Elizabeth Martin, Max Penny Erickson, Na- talia Gehm, Mona. The production will be held in the Yates Centre with a ma- tinee Oct. 24 at and eve- ning performance Oct. 25'at Guests for the matinee will include the Anne Campbell Singers and the Teen Clefs will be guests for the evening. The Idea, a play by Gustave Hoist will be directed by Mrs. Anne Campbell. All forty members of the choir are expected to take part. Recreation Conference In Edmonton The Southern Alberta Re- creation Administration is sponsoring a workshop at p.m. Oct. 13. in the Kate An- drews building at the Leth- bridge Community College. The workshop, to discuss the scope and direction of recrea- tion in southern Alberta, is open to the public. It has been called in prepara- tion for an Alberta department of youth minister's' conference being held in Edmonton 16-18. Guest speaker at the local workshop will be a Dr. Tyler of the University of Brandon, an expert in the field of re- creation. Eight delegates from the city are expected to attend the Edmonton conference. Double Price Black pepper from India has more than doubled in price as a result of a crop failure in Indo- nesia. COST TRIPLES Celery seed, so popular in pic- kling, is more than three times the cost of last year's crop. A. Fiaa, secretary; Mrs. G. Morrison, treasurer; Captain is Mrs. A. W. Mac- In tosh; committee Mrs. G. Alexander, Mrs. L. Allen, Mrs. J. Runge, Mrs. L. Wiggill; Social Mrs. E. J. Havoi, Mrs. N Gillespie, Mrs. E. Krown, Mrs. L. T. Allen, Mrs. J. C. Waddeil, Mrs. R. Goughnour; house committee Mrs. W. Bat- ting, Mrs. J. Fildes. Trophy winners were also honored. Winners are: 0 s b o r n e's Ladies Wear Trophy, Mrs. Ena Rossit- er; Eaton Handicap Trophy, Mrs. Enid Pepper; Muriel MeCready Memorial Trophy Club Championships, Mrs. Jean Peake; Don Kirkham Trophy, Mrs. Ida Allen; MacKenzie Jew- ellers Trophy, Miss Barbara Home; Senior Ladies Trophy, Mrs. Rossiter; Progress Trophy, Mrs. Biddy Pyke; John Forrest (Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Peake; Ringer; Board; 0-28 handicap, Barbara Home; 28-over, Mrs. Hazel Alexander. NEW SENATOR Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Haddon Heath, a housewife from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, was named to fill one of the Brit- ish Columbia vacancies in the Senate. Mi's. Heath is a former president of the B.C. Women's Liberal Association. Learn Hairdressing MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES-TERMS WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE 326A 8th Ave. W., Calgary YOU'LL BE UP ON CLOUD 9 WHEN YOUR CLOTHES ARE CLEANED THE QUALITY WAY at BENJAMINS' CLEANERS TAILORS 317 10th STREET S. PHONE 327-5771 Information 1 CITY I When dentures cause sore spots get fast relief with Ora-Jel d. 3 way action soothes, helps heal and prevent in- Promotes comfortable adjustment. Children's portraits are precious beyond price. KEVIN 15 months son of MR. and MRS. L. DAllEY LETHBRIDGE LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPR DEPOT NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL ''And Desire to learn a Profession WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER We have 3 fully qualified full time instruc- tresses and we teach all phases of beauty culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. You'll enjoy our new remodelled and air-conditioned school. A professional beautician pays high- er than the average income and opportu- nities are unlimited. Alberta Beauty School Fill Out 5th St- s uthbridge I This Coupon NAME ADDRESS I Stariina Now I ;