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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta October LETHBRIDQE Most brandsnotfortifled with Vitamin A f Women can combat rape g ___ 6y shedding passive role j Essential nutrition lacking in skim milk I By LjYNNE Van LUVEN Herald Family Editor Women must shed their passive roles if they wish to successfully combat the rising incidence of rape, an audience of 50'people was told Wednes- day, night at the Lethbridge Public Library. Speaking at a public presen- tation jointly sponsored by the library and the Women's Place, five panelists agreed that women of all ages must become more aware of cirum- stances and laws affecting rape charges, for their own understanding and protection. Panelists at the presenta- tion were Elaine Parry, a Women's Place volunteer; Janice Page, a worker at the Birth Control and Information Centre, Jim Langston, a city lawyer and crown prosecutor and Diana Briley of Lethbridge and Sandi Mowatt of Edmonton, both of whom gave demonstrations of mar- tial skills women can perfect and use for self protection. "In its simplest said Ms Parry, "rape is sex- ual intercourse with an unwill- mg female Available statistics indicate there were forcible rapes in Canada in 1973. But, since it is es- timated only one out of every 10 rapes is reported, that figure could be as high as Debunking myths which have been used to excuse un- wanted sexual aggression in men, Janice Page said women must question beliefs saying men are "naturally sexually aggressive .and naturally physically superior" com- pared to women. "Contrary to Freud's thinking, women do not in real life fantasize about she emphasized. "Women fear rape. It is an affront." She said society should also abandon puritanical concepts which say "man's natural im- pulses are beyond his will.. he is obeying forces of nature." "Men must be held respon- sible for their own urges, not nature. And viewing woman as an "evil temptress wo leads men on, thus becoming deserving of rape is just not added Ms. Page. Mr. Langston's description of what a woman faces in court once she has placed a rape charge drew a wide array of reactions and a barrage of questions from the predominatly female audience. "In order to gain a prosecu- tion in a rape said Mr. Langston, "the court must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the ac- cused has committed the offense." The rape victim must be a- ble to offer corroborative evidence to prove specific elements of the crime: was the assailant her husband, is there a witness, did she im- mediately report the rape to a third party, can she identify the alleged rapist and what physical evidence is available, JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, October 17th Sponsored by Ladies' Aid of St Peter and SI. Church STARTS P.M. HALL Corner 12th Street B and 7th Avenue North Jackpot starts at and is won every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 54 Numbers 5th, 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold 25< Per Card c' Z for Also Free Cards, Free Games And A Door Prize PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS NOT ALLOWED. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. 'C' N. FRIDAY, OCT. 18th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. New Game in 55 Numbers 4th, 8th, 12th Games: 7 Nos. or less 5 CARDS FOR POT OF GOLD Single Winner First 12 Games Neighbors Receive GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sovy No one under 16 years o' age allowed the crown prosecutor said. "Stories of rape are in- variably sad, hideous and added Mr. Langston, "but the prosecutor must have specific informa- tion on which to base a case." He described rape as a "vicious crime" which leaves terrible scars on its victims. "Any woman considering placing a rape charge should weigh carefully wether she can withstand the ordeal of re living her experience in reporting it to the police and in commented Mr. Langston. "She must decide whether whatever justice she may gain in court is worth the accompanying trauma." A woman must be prepared to offer specific and intimate details of the crime, must be interviewed by the police and must undergo a medical ex- amination in order to gain the corroborative evidence re- quired to convict her alleged rapist. "It's an unpleasant admitted Mr. Langston, "but it is required because in sexual offences, the Criminal Code and com- mon law say it is dangerous to convict on the uncorroborated evidence of the victim alone." In most rape cases, the credibility of the victim is a "crucial factor" in gaining a conviction, added the lawyer. "A woman who waits a day or two to report a rape will have a difficult time proving the crime because the law assumes victims will im- mediately complain." In response to a question, Mr. Langston admitted that many rape victims found it very difficult to discuss their ordeal and thus dropped, or never placed charges. "Women must relize they are powerful and are only us- ing about one twentieth of their said Diana Briley, a student in the Southern Alberta Kempo Karate do Association. "Women must eliminate their passivity and seriously decide to learn to protect themselves from people like rapists who are dangerous human beings. You must establish your own territory." 1 I I By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Skim milk may be more economical to drink than whole milk in these' inflationary times, as Health Minister Marc Lalonde noted last week. But all too often, skim milk does not con- tain the same, essential nutrition as whole milk. According to Mr. Lalonde's own health department experts in Ottawa, the large ma- jority of the skim milk sold in Canada is not fortified with vitamin A, to replace the vitamin lust in skimming the milk. Two out of five major brands of evaporated skim milk do not contain added Vitamin A. And four of six major brands of evaporated partly skim milk do not contain added vitamin A, according to health depart- ment. The evaporated skim products are par- ticularly important, since they are used for infant feeding, the department said. The recent nutrition Canada survey reveal- ed that one out of four infants surveyed had low levels of vitamin A which placed the in- fants at "moderate risk" in terms of health. Health department surveys showed that even the skim milk powder products which Mr. Lalonde's own family seem to prefer are not always fortified, to make them as nutritious as whole milk in terms of vitamin A and D content. While most, though not all, of the "instan- tized" skim milk powder products are for- tified, none of the much-cheaper non- instantized skim milk powder contains added vitamins. The non-instantized skim milk powder, which is growing increasingly popular among budget-strapped housewifes, is usually sold in bulk, such as in 50-pound sacks, at dairies. It is primarily used in manufacturing food products such as sausages and bread, the health department experts revealed. While the government plans to require vitamin fortification of all skim milk and skim milk powders sold in Canada, starting either in 1975 or more likely in 1976, the non- instantized skim milk powder intended for in- dustrial use will be exempted from this re- quirement, the health department says. The health department surveys have revealed that only in Nova Scotia is a majori- ty of the fluid skimmed and partly-skimmed or 2 per cent milk artificially vitaminized with vitamin A. And while most of Canada's whole milk has vitamin D and A added, a substantial amount of the skimmed milk does not contain added vitamin D, health department surveys show. Quite often dairies in large cities which do fortify their fluid whole milks with vitamin D do not add it to their skimmed milks. And in some large sections of Eastern Canada, particularly the Maritimes, vitamin D is not added to any fluid milk. The health department says that milk produced in Cape Breton and supplied to all of Newfoundland; in Prince Edward Island; in New Brunswick outside of the lower St. John River valley; and in the Matapedia, Lac St. Jean, and Mont Launer districts of Quebec province are not fortified with vitamin D. The department says that many small dairies in most other provinces often do not fortify their milks, especially their skim milks. In Montreal, at least two dairies don't for- tify their milk milk. At least one dairy in both Ottawa and Toronto also do not fortify their skim milk products with vitamin D. The Nutrition Canada survey revealed that about 20 percent of children have inadequate intakes of vitamin D, and about 15 percent have less than adequate intakes of vitamin A. More Family page 31 ALICE DARBY Association elects executive The Wives of the Associa- tion of Professional Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists and Associates have elected Alice Darby to serve as president for the 1974-75 term. Other officers include Jan Okamura, secretary treasurer; Vernice Herbig, correspondence; Ruth Nelson, social committee chairman; and Lorna Wishlow and Margaret Morley, social com- mittee members. There's one great reason why Acadian 400 is becoming so popular. Flavour! SUPERIOR KfE WlMBRir fX'-" Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Next Week: Monday: Keep fit, 10 a.m. Conversational French, p m The Dancers will be the guests of the Whirl A Ways Dance Club at 8 p.m. Tuesday: Singing, 10 a.m. Dancing, 2 p.m. Wednesday: Bake sale and tea, 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Thursday: Whist Drive, p m. Cash prizes. Noteworthy: The keep fit class will be appearing on television with their instructor, Ursula Kasting, at 10 a.m. Oct. 28. There will be a fancy dress (optional) record hop from to p.m. Oct. 30 at the centre. The centre has started a dai- ly phone call service for lonely or shut in folks who would like a daily call. There is no charge for this service. The dancers recently enter- tained at the Senior Citizens' Centre in Taber. The Singers entertained the Lethbridge Ladies Curling Club recently and also at Parkland Nursing Home. A successful record hop was held Oct. 10 at the centre. We dean your Carpets and Furniture with the. Durocleair Foam-Absorption Process Our exclusive Foamovator generates fresh cleaning foam that ABSORBS dirt other methods can't dislodge Then the skilled hands of Duraclean Specialists sponge it away. 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