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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Stpltmbtr LETHBRIDGE Women believe in liberation up to a point 'Female a wakening' spreading inBombay By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) Sadashiv Rane, a factory worker who lives in a crowded tenement in Bom- bay's Mazgaon district, was sum- moned to the police station the other day. Kane's wife had complained that he beat her up ''mer- cilessly." But when the police officer ask- ed Mrs. Rane to file a written complaint, she refused. When he persisted, she said: "Well, I have no complaint to make. No true Hindu wife would like to see her husband in However, supporters of the women's liberation movement here said the very fact the worker's wife dared to complain to the local police station in the first place is a sign of "female awakening." "It's only a question of time before even working-class wives join women's said Maya Jhaveri, one of the city's promi- nent libbers. Maya, 32, works in a lawyer's office. She lives in a small two- room apartment, dresses clums- ily, talks loudly, smokes ciga- rettes and even cigars and can be seen on the Juhu beach clad in a mini bathing-suit. Maya said women's lib is spreading in Indian cities. "I know most men and some women think people like me are a crazy she said. "But a revolution is under way for the emancipa- tion of Indian women." Yet many Indian women, even educated ones, seem to be happy with the traditional way of life. "It's absolute nonsense to say women in India are being treated like protested Kamala Shetty, a school teacher. "Don't we have a woman as our prime minister? Can we imagine Americans, Canadians or Britons tolerating a woman as their nation's chief The dilemma of the modern In- dian woman is highlighted in an article in the Delhi Hindustan Times by a woman columnist. Said Kutti Ramaniah: "We believe in women's lib up to a point: that is, equal opportun- ities with men in most fields. However, there is no reason why we women should not accept that it is a man's world, why we can- not be feminine, fight for our rights and still remain gracious." Miss Ramaniah said feminin- ity can be used as a strong weapon in the battle of the sexes. Profit marginal in bean sprout farming TORONTO (CP) Tom Lau, one of the top five bean sprout growers in Toronto's burgeoning Chinatown, chuckles when he hears that the majority of Chinese food eaters cannot identify the kind of vegetable they're eating when they dig into a plate of chow mein. It's bean sprouts, which Mr. Lau describes as the cheapest and most delicately flavored vegetable in the world. Although they have little in the way of fat or protein, they contain vitamins and they fill a plate nicely. In fact, bean sprouts are 90 per cent water, which probably accounts for the questionable cliche about being hungry an hour after eating Chinese food. Mr. Lau, president of the Wing Sing Bean Sprout Co. and supplier of the Golden Crown Jumbo Mung Bean Sprout to many of Toronto's finest Chinese restaurants, said sprout farming is rela- tively simple but the profit is marginal. It takes place in the base- ment of the company's prem- ises in downtown Toronto. The growing cycle is about 72 hours from bean to mature sprout and the harvests can be planned for any day of the week. An expert can time the crop to within 15 minutes of the dinner hour. Golden Crown Mungs are imported from Oklahoma and cost Mr. Lau about for a 100-pound bag. This produces up to five times the weight in sprouts and these, said a local distributor, wholesale for between 15 and 17 cents a pound. Middlemen can sometimes push the price up to 35 cents a pound, but the producer does not share the extra profit. Mr. Lau said he makes only 41 cents a pound on his produce in the highly competitive Balanced diet recommended for pregnant women CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Small deficiencies of cer- tain common nutrients in pregnant women can lower their children's defences against including cancer say. A balanced diet of meat and vegetables is seen as the best remedy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology nutritionists say such shortages are "in- visible" because affected mothers and their children appear normal and healthy in all other respects. The nutrients involved are called lipotropes. Dr. Paul Newberne, head of the research team, said animals PUBLIC BINGO A 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Pllyad Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM with lipotrope-deficient mothers are more susceptible to certain cancer causing agents. "Combatting cancer appears to be in part a func- tion of the thymic-dependent immune which is impaired by a lack of the lipotrope nutrients, Newberne said. "So it is logical to us that lipotrope deficiencies may make it easier for cancers to overcome the body's defen- ces and proliferate." Newberne said most of his group's conclusions came from animal research. But he said other recent research in- volving humans supports many of his group's conclusions. The researchers say the lipotropes. especially folic acid and methionine. an amino acid or building block of proteins, should be prescribed for pregnant women if needed. Lipotropes. which are not stored well in the body, are found mainly in meats, eggs, fish and green leafy vegetables. Ave. N. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th P.M. JACKPOT SIM IN M NUMBERS Gcmn Doubted in 7 or and par Card, S CNMran Undar 16 Ya Sponaorad By A.U.U.C. AaaoOation A.N. 6 A.F. Club-Unit 34 PUBLIC BINGO EVERY TUESDAY it 8P.M. NEW ANAF HAIL Imrtiad tn JACKPOTSSOO to 57 aman m MB tonMf m mitm par MM Consolation 16 Games Ml Doubled on Green Card No Ctifldren under 16 years erf age WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Fit and sau saprnmbar 13 and 14 THE SUNDOWNERS" Eirtanaliirnam In Camaan Saturday Fa> Members arid then only market, just enough to pay for gas, water, overhead and the salaries of six employees. Mr. Lau does not cultivate Golden Crowns exclusively. He has a few vats of cheaper varieties from Peru and Thai- land for the low-priced mar- kets and he said some restau- rants with fine reputations sometimes mix the lesser varieties with the best to keep costs down. A first-rats dish of bean sprouts is, first of all, uni- form. Each sprout is about 1% inches long, plump in the mid- dle and tapering toward each end. It is soft and crunchy. The seed stock, about half the size of a pea, and twice as hard, is inedible when picked. Mr. Lau dumps 10 pounds of beans in an earthenware vat and hides them from- any source of light. The only other ingredient is water, which is changed five or six times a day during the sprout-growing cycle. Temperature is maintained in the basement at between 60 and 70 degrees. Each bean produces only one sprout and is discarded after harvesting. The weight gain is nothing but water. Women's group encouraged OTTAWA (CP) A program to encourage the activ- ities of women's groups will be Canada's contribution to 1975 as' International Women's Year. Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner an- nounced on the weekend. Mr. Faulkner, addressing a United Nations seminar on women's rights, said the program should promote a greater un- derstanding of women's issues. He said priority will be given to projects enabling women's groups to develop their own resources and which will have effects reaching beyond 1975. A meeting of representatives of women's groups is scheduled here Oct. 19- 20 to explain the program in detail. It is to include a series of 10 monthly seminars, which Mr. Faulkner said should "encourage decision makers in the public and private sector to do their part in changing the status of women." The first. Women in Politics, will be in February but no specific date or location was available. -The Herald Family Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I ain a 13-year-old with a problem that is wrecking our family life. Dad had polio when he was 19. It left him with a paralyzed arm and he drags his leg when he walks. Mom married him this way, so she is used to it. Us kids never gave his han- dicap a thought because we grew up with it. There are seven children in our family and Dad always used to take us to the park and tell us stories. He was a real great pal. Lately he changed completely. He refuses to climb stairs and Mom had to fix a bed for him on the first floor. He is afraid of dogs, loud noises and won't leave the house for fear he might get hit by a car. When my brothers fight he threatens to kill them both although I don't think he really means it. We. have stopped inviting our friends to the house because Dad insults them or us. Mom has begged him to go see a psychologist, but he refuses any kind of help. Is there anything we, as a family, can do to bring Dad back to his old self? He is 58 years old. Love Him, But Dear Love: Your dad may have suffered a small stroke. This can change a person's behavior completely. Your mom should insist that he have a complete physical check-up and she should-be sure and tell the doctor about the radical changes in his per- sonality. Medication might help your dad, but he must go to a doctor in order to get it. In the mean- time, I think you are a wonderful child to be so sym- pathetic and understanding. Dear Ann Landers: I can't get a certain letter out of my mind, although it appeared quite a while ago. It was from a husband who signed himself, "Love Her But Wish She'd Shape Up." He said. "Yesterday I in- vited my wife to lunch so we could discuss some financial matters." Does he ever invite his wife to lunch just to enjoy her company? Isn't he at home enough so they can dis- cuss financial matters there? Then he said. "The woman (what a way to refer to a had on galoshes with buckles. I haven't seen those things in years." If she wears them, it's ob- vious that he hasn't been out- side with her in quite some time. Or did she drag them out of the attic and put on her old coat and head scarf in order to present a living picture of the way he thinks of her? That signature of his really got to me "Love Her But THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Wish She'd Shape Up." I didn't see any indication of love in that man's letter. Maybe he's the one who should shape up. One Who Reads Between the Lines Dear One Who Reads: In my opinion you hit that man's letter in some very vulnerable spots. Thanks for writing. I hope he sees it. Dear ann Landers: I need a fast answer. And no lectures or sermons, please. Here is the question: If a woman finds out (from a very reliable source) that her husband is having an affair, does she have the right to go out and do the same? Sauce For The Goose Dear Goose: What do you mean by "the Who gave HIM the right? The answer is NO. When married people start to play those games, it just gets messier and messier and usually the marriage ends up on the gar- bage heap. Fake fur markets expanding MONTREAL (CP) Tech- nology, which gave man the bomb, the Edsel and the com- puter, now seems to have the hot tip for Canada's bracing winter months. Fake fur, a man-made fabric that can look and feel just like the wild animal variety, has manufacturers and retailers looking forward to an expanding market and conservationists applauding a break for Canada's dwindling wildlife population. Often, it's warmer than the real thing. "A fake fur coat is much warmer than many real furs." said Gerald lies, managing di- rector of the Zoological Socie- ty of Canada. "For example. an animal like a leopard just isn't equipped for 20 below weather." Another advantage is fake fur can save many wild-life species the agony of- a leg trap. A lot of the man-made fur is manufactured by Borg Tex- tiles. Ltd.. of Elmira. Ont. "We don't think of it as 'fake" said Borg's Mary Stephenson. "They're not fake they are real Borg." Borg says pile fabric can be made to resemble any animal fur but. to lend an air of au- thenticity to the product, the company invented its own ani- mals, "Nobody wants a fake leop- ard. so we made a real To- Tina." said Miss Stephenson. "It has brown and while sinpes Gathering for flight BILL GROENEN photo Even though fall doesn't officially begin until Sept. 21, birds gathering in flocks getting ready for a long flight south to warmer climates give Lethbridge residents a pretty good idea that cooler temperatures are on the way. Club corner notes Southminster UCW units will meet as follows Wednesday: Susan Galbraith, p.m. at the home of Mrs. William Anderson, 1028 13th St. S.; Alma Buchanan, at p.m. in the church lounge; Ellen Denoon, at 3 p.m. at the home of Mrs. R. M. Glover, 1722 14th Ave. S. The first regular monthly meeting of the Dr. F. H. Mew- burn, OBE Chapter, IODE, will be held at p.m. Thursday at the home of Mrs. A. S. Fumerton, 171413th Ave. S. The business meeting will follow supper. Plans will be made for the annual chrysanthemum tea held early in December. The Aileen Walker Unit of Southminster United Church will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Lou Fleetwood. 920 9th Ave. S. Xi Nu Chapter. Beta Sigma Phi. will hold a regular meeting at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. M. Fingernail preparations hazardous WASHINGTON (AP) -The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration (FDA) said Friday it is moving quickly to clear store shelves of a fingernail preparation responsible for a rising number of consumer in- juries. Seizure actions were filed in federal courts in Texas. Mich- igan and Indiana last month against C.E.B. Products Inc. of Chicago and its product "Long Nails." Recalls have begun for "Smartee Instant Nails" by Cameo Cosmetics. "Nan Liq- uid" by Viva Lid. and "Maji- Nail" by Majo-Nail Inc. Armstrong, 1711 Lakemount Blvd. The program, "What is Life." will be presented by Mrs. M. Bartosek. Co hostesses will be Mrs. G. Virostek and Mrs. T. Westwood. Xi Iota Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, will hold its first meeting of the year at p.m. Tues- day at the home of Kay Bailie, 810 22nd St. S. Co hostess will be Lenore Fletcher. Program will be presented by Joan Erd- WeeWhimsv mann Members are reminded to bring a small item for the auction. The CPR Pensioners Association will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the clubroom. A good attendance is re- quested. Laurel Chapter No. 43, OES, will hold the fall tea and bake sale Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Southminster Hall. Mrs. R. M. Paterson is general convenor. Brent John KutMftk be art for ha quota Send vouf chad's taper. BINGO Hon., Sept 9 Jackpot in 55 Nm. Gold Door Fraa Regular 2Sc or 5 for 13th SI. and 6th "A" N. No ChiMran lindar 16 SHOPPERS DRUG MART Centre Village Mall Phone 328-8442 Open Every Evening until p.m. Except Saturday till 6 p.m. FANNY'S Our New Fall Stock HAS ARRIVED! Acrylic Sweater Knits Polyester Co-Ordinates Wools and Wool Blends Denim Fur Fabric All At Unbelievable LOW PRICES F A H H I S FACTORY "The editors published your letter. After it they print- "Nome and I.O. withheld by recuest.'" 1239 2nd AVMHM S. ;