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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THi IETHMIDGE HERALD Timdoy, (Motor 11, First Woman MP Paved Way For Reform Kingston's Women Prisoners 'Inconvenient' By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) Susan T- ot Hamilton, a tail woman of 20 with brown hair and light grey eyes, threw the authorities of the newly opened Kingston penitentiary into great confu- sion when she unexpectedly ar- rived there in August 1835. She was the first woman sen- tenced to a Canadian peniten- tiary. Susan, who would serve one year for theft, was soon joined by two other female prisoners and the harried warden hired a matron who saw that they mended bedding and clothing. The presence of these women caused penitentiary inspectors to comment stiffly in their re- port that November: "It is to be observed that the sentencing of females to the penitentiary causes some inconvenience." Prof. J. Alex Edmison of the University of Ottawa's crimin- ology department, who told this story, said that since the peni- tential y was opened there prob- ably has never been a greater understatement. In 1849, a commission headed by George Brown of the old Tor- onto Globe made a damning re- port on the penitentiary, uncov- ering many cases of "revolting inhumanity" and' declaring ths practice of flogging women "ut- terly indefensible." The "women" in this case in- cluded a 14 year old girl who was flogged five times in three months and a 12-year-oW girl, lashed on six occasions. Beginning in 1910, when there were 34 women at Kingston were incarcerated in a separate ward which now is the north wing of the men's prison. It was used until Jan. when the women were trans- ferred to the present, women's prison, which can accommodate about 150 prisoners although to- day there are only 70. Meanwhile, for almofct a de- cade Agnes Macphail, who in 1921 had become Canada's first woman member of Parliament, had been fighting for penal re- form. She urged the introduction of a productive work program in penitentaries, protested patron- age in the hiring of prison offi- cials and tried to drum horn0 tne need for a more construc- tive approach to the whole pris- on problem. Despite setbacks and ridicule, her verbal pounding did much to pave the way for the ap- pointment of a royal commis- sion to investigate tie penal sys- tem of Canada. Announced in 1936, it was under the chair- manship of Mr. Justice Joseph Archambault of the Quebed Su- perior Court. FAMILY REUNION Five generations of one family were reunited rcently. Seated is Mrs. Annie Myshyniuk of Vegreville who holds great granddaughter Candace Lewko. Standing from left to right are her daughter, Mrs. William Lewko, her grandson Thomas Lewko, and great grandson Darrel Lewko all of Lethbridge. Two years later only four ream after the women's prison jad been occupied, the Arch- ambault commission recom- mended that the practice of wringing women there from all parts of Canada be discontinued and that women offenders be cared for in their home prov- inces. A similar recommendation was made in 1969 by the Cana- dian committee on corrections headed by Mr. Justice Roger Ouimet, also of the Quebec Su- perior Court. It asked that arrangements tor purchase of prison services EOT women be made between the federal government and the provinces so that a unified ser- vice could be provided in each area. Because of the disparity in provincial penal services, the Ouimet committee said that the federal government should buy services from larger provinces and provide regional services that could be bought by small- er provinces. It also suggested that the fed- eral government appoint a wo- man officer "to a position of senior responsibility and leader- ship in relation to correctional treatment of the woman offend- er in Canada." Although many persons con- cerned with problems facing wo- men offenders endorse this ap- proach, today, as in the past, women with sentences of two years or more are under the jurisdiction of the federal gov- ernment and most are still sent to the Kingston Prison for Wo- men. However, since 1966, a num- ber of women drug addicts have Wear Only Smiles PAKIS (AP) The Crazy Horse Saloon, thetempleof striptease in Paris, has cast aside G-strings. In a preview of the new show that will open later this month, Rosa Fumetto wore black knee- high boots to match her black hair and nothing was concealed that couldn't be hidden by the smoke from her cigarette. Eva de Bratislava wore noth- ing else but her smile as she went through her dance, titled I Chose Freedom. Nova.Moor, star of the show, who sang about her champagne appetite with a whisky voics, was cov- ered only by a top hat and pink bows on her arms. been sent to an institution at Matsqui, B.C. Also, the federal government has an arrangement with New- foundland dating from 1949 when the province joined Confedera- tion that permits use of pro- vincial facilities for women con- victed of crimes under the fed- eral jurisdiction. Washing Symbols Named By Govt. What's a poor swan to do when the weather gets cold and snowy? He goes off to live in Dr. Stewart's game farm for the winter if he has any sense. Henderson Lake wil! still be there next spring for Nikkei Yuko's swan. OTTAWA (CP) Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford Tuesday announced the intro- duction of a new set of sym- bols to help Canadians take care of fabrics. Under the voluntary pro- gram, manufacturers will use a five-symbol system of advis- ing consumers how to wash, bleach, dry, iron or dryclean fabrics. The program is to begin in the fall of 1971. The department is circulat- ing booklets with a full ex- planation of the symbols. The minister said in a statement that "an intensive program of fabric testing and preparation of labels will be under way in the coming year." The five symbols are a styl- ized washtub, for washing, a triangle for bleaching, a square for drying, an iron for pressing and a circle for dry- cleaning. These symbols wUl be placed' on fabrics in var- ious with a containing in- structions. SYMBOLS EXPLAINED Basically, a red symbol means that such action should not be carried out. A red triangle, for instance, would mean the product should not be bleached. An amber sym- bol would warn that caution is necessary in that particular process and a green symbol means that no special precau- tions are required. There will also be symbols within symbols for drying in- structions so housewives will know whether products should be hung, tumble-dried or laid flat. The iron symbols will in- elide maximum temperature settings to be used for press- ing. The announcement said that more than one symbol will often be used. A red washtub may be ussd to warn against washing, and a green circle will mean the article should be drycleaned. The department said that when the labels begin to ap- pear, consumers should "make it clear to the retailers that they want garments which display the care labell- ing symbols." DEFENSIVE DRIVING MONTREAL (CP) Paul Le- boeuf, general manager of the Province of Quebec Safety League, says it is not enough for drivers to obey traffic rules. They must also practice defen- sive driving to protect them- selves against situations that cause, arid making allowances for reckless and careless actions of others. ARTISTIC BEAUTY SALON Re-opening October 15 Under New Management FREE PARKING 53! 13th St. N. Uptlairs Phone 328-3932 LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. LbinDnivvb run c BINGO IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL BLACKOUT 53 NUMBERS FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) in 7 NumbArt NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 oLocal ippeninaA Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Eva Mer- cer 1919 19 Ave. S. Regular meeting followed by rushing party with harem theme. Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi will hold its next'meeting Tues- day at the home of Mrs. Ruth Elzinga, 1402 13 St. S. at 8 p.m. The program for the eve- ning will be history of dress given by Mrs. Sandy Mitchell and Mrs. Connie Pike. Co-host- ess, Mrs. Betty Graham. Hamilton Junior High will hold their first Home and School meeting of this term on Wednesday, at-8 p.m. Special Services Provided by ths School District will he the program with Boh Gall, Director of Spe- cial Services as the main speak- er. Other speakers will be Peter Palmer, school psychologist, Mrs. Jeanne PaskusH, reading specialist, and Mrs. Mary Ordt, Teacher of- the Home Bound, Vice Principal, Mr. Kim Smith will speak briefly on the new "Outdoor laving FLUTE RENTALS PER MONTH MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. 13th St. S. Phone Dominion Rebekah Lodge No. 41 will hold its annual tea and bazaar in the Oddfellows Hall Thursday from 2-5 p.m. Convenors are Mrs. B. Nalder and Mrs. A. Pollard. Mrs. Vicki Crofts and staff will be in charge of lunch. Serviteurs will include Mrs. A. Dawson, Mrs. Edna Tea-l man, Mrs. Rose Ltaderman, Mrs. E. Scott, Mrs. Hazel Cooper and Mrs. G. Lowe. Receiving guests will be Mrs. Marg Oswald DDP of District No. 17 and Mrs. Ed Stockdale vice-grand. On Saturday Oct. 17 from 2 to p.m. The Ladies Aid to St. Peter and St. Paul's Catholic Church will hold its annual fall tea, delicatessen and bake sale, in the Parish Hall, 12 St. B and 7 Ave. N. Due to the large crowd which attended the spring sale this one will be held in the lower hall and the tea in the upper hall. Featured at this table will be cabbage rolls, roast chickens and many other delicacies and baked goodies. In charge of this will be Mrs. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avenue N. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, at 8 p.m. 1st Jackpot 56 Not., 2nd Jackpot 55 Nos. Frei Cards and Games, 25c per Card, 5 Cards 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under 16 Years of Age Sponsored By A.U.U.C. IMPORTANT NOTICE PERSIAN RUGS, CARPETS, RUNNERS IF YOU ARE DREAMING have a specie! type of carpet with your kind of taste and elegance that never wears out and never changes color, but lasts for and is treasured in your own home. fly like a bird through the sky, why not take your shoes off and walk on the soft, deep, thick pile of beautifully blended colors of Persian carpets. beautify your home or to amaze your friends, start carpeting your living room with the luxurious Royal Kerman and Imperial Kashan Carpet. YOUR DREAMS MAY COME TRUE H.M.A., one of the largest carpet exporters to foreign countries has a summer and clearance sale once a year in Persia. But you do not have to travel to Iran for this world-famous buy, because this surprising sale is going to take place for 3 days in Lcthbridge, Alberta, Canada. For 3 DAYS Only, Thurs., October 15 To Sat. Oct. 17 Merchandise At Persian Market WHOLESALE PRICE It meons a great great saving. This price never offered before and it might not happen again. We stretch your dollar! Choose your rug from unique collection of hand woven, Persian and Oriental rugs in a variety of sizes and designs. Included are such names asi Royal Kerman, Imperial Kashan, Francis Bokara, Qurn, Ardebill, Yamout, Shirwan, Kazak, Ferdoos, Afghan, Tabriz, Ispahan, Prayer Bluch, Also: IMPERIAL NAEIN SILK RUG. MARQUIS HOTEL GRENADIER ROOM Starts sharp p.m. Thursday, October 15, Fri. and Sat. a.m. To p.m. A catalogue will bo avallabla at viewing. Lie. 1447. W. Boychuk and Mrs. P. Chir- ka, assisted by members of-the Ladies Aid. The work table will be feat- ured with hand embroidered pillow cases, tea towels, Barbie doll clothes, pixie dolls, and numerous other items ideal for Christmas gifts. In charge of selling these items will be Mrs. G. Onofrychuk and Mrs. W. TerlesW. In charge of the tea tables and serviteurs will be Mrs. A. Makarenko. This year the younger mem- bers of the parish will have a fish pond and novelty table. In charge of ticket sales mil be Mrs. J. Peta and Mrs. E. Chol- lak. The public has been cordially invited to attend. cp own Tau Chapter Beta Sigma Phi recently held a party at the home of Mrs. Pat Hooper with the theme of Land of Mother Goose. Special guests were Mrs. Eddy Logan, Mrs. June Crigh- ton, Mrs. Betty Rcimer, Mrs. Sharon Marshall and Miss Jackie Hawrelak. Mrs. L. Berte is visiting in the city from North Italy after leaving here 40 years ago. Mrs. Bcrlc has travelled to points in Alberta and B.C. and visited with friends and relatives as well as the senior citizens homes. Tree Gifts from Right now your participating Shell dealer has a wide choice of beautiful gifts for you. Collect your coupons, free with a gasoline purchase, and take your pick. For a limited lime, participating Shell dealers in your area will give free Coupons with every gasoline purchase of or more. (The number of Coupons you'll receive depends qn the value of your gaso- line purchase.) Simply collect .the Coupons and trade them for your choice of these magnificent gifts: 1. "Java Jug" Coffee Mugs. Sturdy, heat-holding mugs by Anchor Hocking. Choice of two cheery patterns. 2. "Tahiti" Palio Set. Big 64-oz. pitcher. Matching 12-oz. glasses. Stunning frosted, bamboo pattern. 3. "Fire King" ovenware. Goes from oven to table. Choose from 2 covered Casseroles, or 8" Cake Pan. 4. "Amberglow" Tumblers by Anchor Hocking. Rich amber col- our, graceful shape, tip-resistant bases. Start collecting now. Take your pick from a wide choice of beautiful gifts all free with special Gift Coupons from participating Shell Dealers. Get free gifts and good clean mileage... from Shell. ;