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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD-Saturday, October 20.1973 The Herald' Family Maureen Jamieson This really is the banana belt With Letbhridge being Canada's hot spot right now, these three girls decided to make the most of our balmy weather and soak up the sun on the front law along with a good book before the mercury starts its long trip down. The girls are left to right: Elaine Dingman, Dellann Jenkins and Cheryl McDonald, of 1619 Scenic Heights. They are all students at the Lethbridge Community College. RICKERVIN, photo Discrimination in pension plan under attack For years, a few women's groups have been crying in the wilderness about inequities in pension plans without attracting much attention. A woman, they said, should be eligible to join a plan on the F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1 .OO or 25c Each Three 7 Number JACKPOT Frig Gimts and Fru Lards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Childrin undir 16 not allowad same basis as a man and not months or years later. She should be eligible for benefits on the same basis, in terms of pay scale and time employed. She should retire at the same age as a man. and not at age 60. She is statistically likely to live longer. She may get a lower pension than a man in an equivalent situ- ation. She should have the op- portunity to earn her full pay as long as a man. She should be able to assign pension benefits to a spouse without having to prove he is dependent. Men need not prove their wives' financial dependence. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates changes are beginning to com- e. for a number of reasons. There are more women in the work force than ever before. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects Call 328-2800 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 tat AVE. S. There is an emphasis on human rights generally as well as women's rights par- ticularly. There is an increas- ing social concern for the wel- fare of the elderly. CPP GAVE IMPETUS There was also a practical impetus when the Canada Pension Plan came into ef- fect. Changes were made in private plans to match or mesh with its provisions. Nova Scotia and Alberta now have legislation to end discrimination in pension con- ditions. New Brunswick has two pension studies under way and Ontario has a committee looking at the question. The arguments centre on money, on cost and need. To work, pension plans must en- rol as many eligible people as possible. Insurance com- panies maintain women have been unwilling to pay the cost because they did not expect to stay in the work force until retirement. In 1972. the Manitoba Hu- man Rights Commission is- sued a review of insurance and pension plans in the light of the Human Rights Act- It urged employers to estab- IT'S EASY TQ PLAY PRICE INCLUDES month FREE music lessons FREE delivery YAMAHA Music Course with 60 popular numbers Q NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY Credit Terms Available A world of creativi- ty at your fingertips I One man auto rhythm band I YAMAHA spacious sound, reverb, reverb balance, vebrata pedal sustain i Headphone jack ex- tension. complete with earphones YAMAHA Model B4-cr 1199 .95 SUPPLIES LTD. Corner 3rd Avenue end 13th Street South lish ''employment practices which further the principles of equality of opportunity and treatment." The Canadian Life Insur- ance Association replied that the "historical" grounds for disparities still hold. For in- stance, a widow is assumed to need her husband's pension. A widower is assumed to be self- supporting unless he can demonstrate dependency. ASSUMPTION OUTMODED On the other side, the On- tario committee on the status of women contended in a brief to the Ontario committee that such assumptions are out- moded. The brief said that in 1971, women were 32.8 per cent of the work force. Of these, 43 per cent were separated, di- vorced, widowed or single and many of the remaining 57 per cent presumably work be- cause their families need the money. David Howe, an actuary with William M. Mercer in Toronto, sees no problem in setting reasonable guidelines for giving women completely equal treatment and provid- ing some options, provided they are willing to join plans and pay on an equivalent basis. Mr. Howe said he is con- cerned that in pursuit of an ideal of equality, legislation might be passed that would make it impossible to offer any options in terms or types of plan. Elizabeth Neville, director of the Ontario Women's Bu- reau, said flexibility is one of the problems concerning the provincial committee. Its re- port is expected in the fall. AMENDMENT PASSED The Alberta legislature dealt with one of the issues THE BETTER HALF recently by passing an amend- ment requiring mandatory participation in the public ser- vice pension plan by married women who are fulltime employees. Alberta has two acts that prohibit discrimination based on sex or marital status, the Individual's Rights Protection Act and the Pension Benefits Act. Complaints go before the industrial relations board. Nova Scotia passed com- prehensive legislation last spring. By Barnes would have starved to death long ago if I hadn't put that phone in over the stove." YOU don't have to have children to appreciate privacy, but it does help. There's only so much space in a normal house and when you have the stereo blasting away in the living room, the TV going full belt in the basement, the radio taking over the kitchen while Son Four wrestles with homework. Son One in posses- sion of the bath tub. and two little girls holding a hen party in their bedroom where can you go and what can you do? Earplugs are not satisfac- tory Suppose someone phones to tell you you've won the Irish Sweepstake, or Walter Matthau calls for a friendly little chat0 Once upon a time I used to prop a chair under the door handle in my bedroom and turn a deaf ear to thumps and screams. But last summer, as I was sprawled out on the bed with a whodunit, just about to find out who shot the parson. I heard a peculiar noise at the window. Seconds later a head popped through, followed by tee-shirt and jeans. "1 couldn't make you hear. Ma. So I decided to see if you were okay. Are you Looking around for a new hidey-hole, 1 found a space behind a bush growing against the back wall of the house. For a while I would sneak behind the bush with my book, but it was too good to last, of course. The end came with rather a spectacular crash and a loud yell of indignation. "Nobody told me the storm window was still in." hollered one of my sons, as he crawled out of a basement window onto the back lawn in a shower of glass. "It's fire prevention week, Ma. so we're checking up on our fire safety. You don't have a thing to worry about in the basement, we can get out any time." As I tweezed slivers of glass out of his stomach. I started nagging in a motherly sort of way about who was going to pay for the window. He was cut to the quick. "Don't you know I could get burned to death down there when the furnace explodes." he demanded. "If your crummy old window means more to you than me. I retired from the fray, con- vinced 1 was the world's most unnatural mother. Finally. I had the latch changed on the bathroom door. The new one had a lock that really worked. The following day I barricaded myself in. climbed into the tub. and settled down to an hour of solitude with my book. Gradually I became con- scious of some scratchy noises'out in the hall, along with smothered giggling. Then "Charge." bellow- ed my youngest daughter, swinging open the bathroom door and galloping triumphantly over to the tub. screwdriver at the ready. "Look." she hollered, wav- ing the screwdriver under my nose. "The boys showed me how to pick the lock this after- noon. Aren't I Actually. I'm chicken, and take the coward's way out by getting away from it all. Every morning at eight (almost eight, I dash out of the house, hop into my car and drive off to a serene little world of my own, where the only noise is the gentle clanking of teletype machines, the restful clatter of 18 or 20 typewriters and the tranquil racket of two dozen telephones. It's all so peaceful! Stripper stops strike CAPE TOWN (AP) Glenda the stripteaser and her pet python Oupa have made their contribution to better labor relations in South Africa. Glenda Kemp. 24, South Af- rica's leading stripper, put on her act Tuesday night for a Dutch dredger crew in a barn at remote Blue Water Bay. The men had threatened to go on strike because there was no entertainment near where their dredger is employed. Miss Kemp promised to strip if the men promised not to go on strike. Romantic fashions back PARIS (Reuter) Granny skirts and long dresses will lead the fashion parade next summer, as indicated by French ready-to-wear UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Y) Conservatory MIDWINTER EXAMINATIONS 1973-74 Closing oales tor Applications and Fees are November I for Theory Examina- tions and November 15 foi Practical Examinations. In all Centres, Theory examinations will be held on December 7 and 8, and Practical Examinations will be conducted during January and February. l-L'thbricfge Rcpresonlalivr'. Mrs. Margaret Gciger 1256 Slli Avcnur, A.S. designers unveiling their collections for 1974. The tidal wave of romantic- ism which hit French fashions last season will be back again as a major influence with long swirl skirts, decollete tops, peasant dresses and floppy brimmed hats crowned with flowers. Many mass-produced collections at the ready-to- wear showings starting Fri- day will also have a distinct flaVor of the 1930s. The big news is the dethron- ing of jeans and trousers and a lengthening of shown in an inch or two shorter than winter lengths but now scheduled for a hie drop in 1974. Two-piece dresses, also typical of the 1930s, will be an important trend. While jeans and pants will step backstage "in the big re- vival of "all-girl" fashions, blue, the color of faded denim, will be a hit shade for summer followed by greens. CLEAN UP Worth of DryCleaningQ-95 for only LIMITED TIME ONLY FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY SPARKLE CLEANERS LETHBRIDGE LAUNDRY DIVISION OF CANADIAN LINEN SUPPLY CO. LTD. 1816 3 Avenue S. Phone 328-2321 I only eat when I'm depressed. (My metabolism changed. Its rude to refuse food. Illy mother makes me I have to taste what I cook I m under pressure. It's just water retention I'm glandular. Some very famous people were fat. I cant stand to throw out food while children are starving in Europe. get sick when I diet. a depressed childhood. We've board thorn all. 1'ecause We've all thrnnyb the same thinjryrni Jiro. We've all n umpteen diets before we joined Weight kiimv the veal problem isn't Insinjr weijrht, but keeping il off. At a Weight Watchers it's different.You'll hear about our famous .'i-in-1. program that helps re-educato your eat iinr habits for the rest of your life. We'll shcnv you how to cat three meals a day, oven snack in between and help you lose that extra weight once-and for all. ,So join a Weight Watchers Class lodav. St Augustine's Anglican Church Illh Strut ind South Tutsdiys p.m. ind p.m. Pincher Creek Town Hall Pincliir Cmk. Albirti Cardston United Church Widniidiys p.m. Cirdston. 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