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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 27, 1973 New lease on life for Connie Marie FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Connie Marie Smith is a one- year-old victim of cystic fibrosis who has a new lease on life because her parents have voluntarily given her away. Connie is the daughter of Bob and Bonnie Smith, who Bikini top auctioned off SAN FRANCISCO (Reu- ter) Wendy Berlowitz feels girls should be able to go topless in public if they wish. So she threw away her green halter top and bared her bosom before about 800 cheer- ing men at the noon hour. And. sure enough, the 25- year-old women's liberation campaigner was arrested by policeman Kevin O'Connor as she walked off the plaza in front of the 52-storey Bank of America building. She was charged with indecency and disturbing the peace. She has been arrested at least twice before for auction- ing her bikini top in public. agreed to relinquish control of Connie because they cannot bear the burden of raising a child with cystic fibrosis. Connie has become the legal ward of Dr. Arnold Dunn, 41, of Fairfax, a pediatrician who has treated Connie since she was two months old. "I feel pretty good about Connie's father said. "The only reason Dr. Dunn is getting Connie is because he can take care of her." Cystic fibrosis is thought to involve an enzyme deficiency which affects the lungs and pancreas. The disease is genetic, and both the mother and father must be carriers to produce a cystic fibrosis child. Connie's parents lost their first child, Michele Lee, to cystic fibrosis. Although they were told there was an 80 per cent chance that another child would have the disease, they decided to try again. The mother has since had herself sterilized. The Smith's have split up since Connie's birth. "Not having the baby home broke us Connie's father says. Door Prize September 29 BAKE TABLE Saturday to P.M. Y.NI.C.A. Sponsored by the LETHBRIDGE SOCIAL CREDIT WOMEN'S AUXILIARY ADMISSION 50C "Everybody Welcome" Sharing a joke Mrs. Mary L. Roberts of Lethbridge, vice at the El Rancho Motor Hotel during the president of the Original Pensioners and Senior eighth annual convention of the National Pen- Citizens Ladies' Auxiliary, enjoys a momemt sioners and Senior Citizens Federation, of humor with Neil Crawford, health minister, _____________ Women operate factory illegally HAVE YOUR CARPETS AND FVRHITURE CLEANED by the Absorption Process NO meily honh jcrubbing NO upjel houie. Everything ready to jamerfay. For FREE quotation, phone WILSON DONALDSON S.. Lift. i CINISELLO BALSAMO, Italy (AP) Police closed the worker-run Feda clothing plant in this suburb of Milan at this week. But locked out women workers reacted swift- ly Tuesday and reoccupied the factory. "We have decided to keep on fighting." said a union of- ficial. About 30 women occupied and began running the Feda plant without bosses several weeks ago. The owners had shut the factory and discharg- ed its 120 women workers last June on grounds that produc- tion was no longer com- petitive. Police moved in to seal the factory. The plant's owners had filed suit against the women last week for illegal occupation and embezzlement. The women surrendered voluntarily and left the building but were bitter. "Our experiment was pay- ing off and we were proving that we could work and produce without said Maria Torre, 24. "We shouldn't have given up. We should fight to the bitter end." Her colleagues apparently accepted her view. They broke the police seals and re- entered the building. Dozens of plants have been occupied by workers in Italy in recent years when owners announced they were closing them or laying off a large number of employees. But only at the textile fac- tory in Cinisello Balsamo did workers take over manage- ment of the plant and turn it back into operation, earning enough to distribute "wages" among them. The occupation is aimed at getting the firm to reopen the The romantic Spaniards will sing and dance at the drop of a hat. Sorr.e say it's the And some say the Sangria. Sangna !t> a lanui; oiont: ot Hie rtvd vvme and the lefi'eshinci flavour trm; You can seive Banana as is Or chilled. Or ganiisned o! orannes anrijernons. But ;he best :o st: YG is soon. Andres Sangria, i: you want something exciting to celebrate. ANDReS VINTNKKS or i'lM. WINKS will ho VC cent the LI chad' original art for his quoie, s quotation 10 this paper. PACIFIC wash people FREE EXTERIOR WASH with gasoline purchase of 5 gallons or more (Exterior wash with gasoline purchase of less than 5 gallons) Complete interior and exterior wash factory and rehire the women discharged in June, as well as at proving that the alternative system of self-management can work. The women have been using cloth left in stock to produce underwear. "We have already sold our production for this month, earning part of our said Mrs. Torre. "It's about for two weeks." Before the June shutdown, the women were earning a month working 44 hours a week. Women at UN lack equality UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) The United Nations, dedicated to the prin- ciple of equality, dis- criminates against its women workers, Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim says in a report released here. Waldheim says staff regu- lations and rules contain a number of distinctions arising from the traditional concept of the husband as the "breadwinner" of the family. A male staff member may usually take his wife along on travel expenses but the female worker must first prove that her husband is financially dependent on her, the report says. A male employee is entitled to higher rates of repatriation pay than a married female staff member, regardless of his wife's earnings. But the discrimination also works in reverse. If a male staff member dies while working for the United Nations, compensation is always payable to the widow. But it is not paid to a late female staff member's hus- band unless he is a "disabled widower." The Herald- Family Involvement adds meaning to life S2.75 with no purchase SUPERSONIC CAR WASH 1819-3 Avft. S. We honor all credit cards approved by dealer before purchase including CHARGEX. Extra charge for k commercial credit cards By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald Staff Writer Victory in the eyes of Jack Lerette would be to succeed in getting Canada's senior citizens out of their rocking chairs and into the world. The president of the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation said in an interview that although the economic welfare of pensioners is always of utmost importance to the federation, constructive use of leisure time is also becoming increasingly impor- tant.- He said involvement in clubs, social events and recreation of any sort is the key to providing senior citizens with a meaning and a reason to carry on. "Anything is better than sitting at home and looking at four he stressed. Re-elected president of the national organization for his fifth term at its convention in Lethbridge this week, Mr. Lerette heads an executive council which represents well over affiliated members across Canada. The organization began of necessity, he said, in Saska- toon in 1945 and served as a pressure group to push for im- provements in the lot of senior citizens. At that time conditions relating to pensions, welfare, health services and housing "were terrible." As a chartered federation, the NPSC moved east, es- tablishing senior citizens' groups and affiliating them within the national organization. Today, all provinces but Newfoundland are members, and it is hoped that that province will join in the near future. Mr. Lerette said the federa- tion is now "angling toward the Yukon and although establishing contact with pensioners groups has proved difficult. The federation is considered the voice of senior citizens in Canada, and legislative changes brought about by NPSCF affects over 1.8 million elderly in the country. "We are a strong continued Mr. Lerette, "and the government now realizes that we represent a lot of peo- ple and every one is a voter. They can't help but listen to us." He admits that bringing about changes through the government is a slow process, but progress over the years shows it can be done. He cited increases in the old age security pension and income tax exemptions as examples, and also the initiation of coun- cils on aging and studies related to the well-being of senior citizens. Of major benefit has been increasing and postive public reaction in the past five years to the plight of the elderly. Canadians are especially sym- pathetic to the cause, in contrast to the attitude of Europeans who are regarding senior citizens as "useless segments of the community." The NPSCF meets annually. Emphasis this year has been placed on lobbying for the issuing of prescription drugs, hearing aids, eyeglasses and dental services at special low rates for senior citizens. Mr. Lerette said. He added that the national federation, although always concerned with the problems of individuals, attempted to present general projects for the "good of all" to the government. RUMMAGE SALE Sponsored by the Dr. F.H. Mewburn O.B.E. Chapter i.O.D.E. Saturday, September 29th at 9 a.m. All Purpose Room Civic Sports Center JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 27th Sponsored by Ladies' Aid of SI. Paler and St. Piul's church STARTS P.M. SHARP PARISH HALL CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and is won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 56 Numbers 5th 7 No. Jackpot Pot o' Gold S45 23< PER CARD OR S FOR '1.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed BINGO Sondinmian St. 'C' N. Friday, Sept. 28th at 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME in 53 NUMBERS 10th GAME WIN ON EMPTY CARD 4th Bth 12th in 7 Numbers or Less 5CARDSFORS1.00 POT OF GOLD S2S Single Winner First 12 Games Neighbors Receive 50e GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 years of age allowed ALBERTA'S GREAT CHICKEN RECIPES Check out with Chicken for enjoyable eating and matchless economy! BARBECUE CHICKEN MARINADE OF A SERIES cup soy sauce cup white table wine tsp. ginger 1 tsp. poultry seasoning 1 tsp. pepper Mix soy sauce, wine, poultry seasoning, pepper and ginger and pour evenly over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 30 min- utes or longer. Drain Chicken (save Place chicken over heated charcoals, bar- ecue until done, turning often. Use left-over marinade to baste chicken while it barbecues. Clip and keep these delicious ideas from the kitchens of Albertal And send us your own fav- ourite recipe for inclusio in this continuing series. A prize is offered for recipes used and a Grand Prize will be presented for the most original recipe. TO ENTER: Mail your favourite chicken recipe to AL8ERTA BROILER GROWERS' MARKETING BOARD, 10830 107 AVENUE. EDMONTON, ALBERTA. ;