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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBHIOQE HEBALD Saturday, April 6, 1174 Special gadgets aid handicapped TORONTO (CP) A young paraplegic has a specially de- signed chair that fits in his tub, so he can take a shower. 'An arthritic mother who cannot make a fist small enough to hold an ordinary toothbrush now has one with an oversized handle. There are many people suf- fering from cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis who can dial telephones with special nylon sticks in their teeth. WeeWfiimsy Jennifer Swimmer mil EK ihe an for fw quote Send you' child's quoOtion lo Ihis paper They are using phones with special extensions, taking pictures with special camera equipment. Philip Hayes spends 20 to 40 hours of his spare time a week working in a home basement shop designing and manufac- turing gadgets to help free the handicapped from dependence on others. Mr. Hayes charges only for materials which he says he buys with money he makes working overtime as a sta- tionary engineer with Ontario Housing Corp. He said: "I have teen work- ing 'with the handicapped for about seven years and, as a re- sult of my association with them, a small business venture has been developing." It started as a hobby with handicapped young people at Villa Private Hospital in Thornhill, just north of Toronto. "Unfortunately, most of the patients I do work for cannot afford to pay labor costs, so I absorb that myself. But I am limited in my ability to take on more work." He has had some financial assistance from the Cerebral Palsy Foundation because of his work with cerebral palsy patients in Markham, near To- ronto. Send for our beautiful new vacation kit. P 0 Box 2500 Edmonton Alberta Herald Family Language specialist recalls experiences of her teaching career Varied career Miriam Norton, language arts specialist By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer Losing sleep over a difficult teaching situation may be a familiar experience for many educationists but there are few with insomnia due to the sheer delight and excitement of their position. Miriam Horton, Canadian language arts specialist, is one who has had sleepless night due to an exhilarating teaching opportunity. She returned to Winnipeg from Columbia University with two master degrees, one in education and the other in English, only to find Manitoba's department of education frowned on her credentials because they weren't acquired in Canada. Disappointed at failing to win an ap- pointment she accepted an oppor- tunity to teach at the Nanoose Tuberculosis Sanitarium. It turned out to be" the most thrilling teaching experience of her life. "I was so excited about everyday's program I simply couldn't sleep at she said. She was assigned approximately 150 patients (the number fluctuated as patients came and went) from babies through to 60- year-olds. She was told by David Stewart, in charge that he didn't believe in hand therapy but wanted the patients to work with their minds. He had obviously made the right appointment. Miss Horton mobilized every part-time instructor available for her morning classes which ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offered patients every possible learning exposure. One young boy, feeling particularly sorry for himself, expressed his desire to study mechanical engineering. Miss Horton promptly arranged for a correspondence course for him. Another patient, a graduate of a French university, was corralled to help teach French. Letter- writing courses were in demand. Miss Horton had the satisfaction of teaching illiterate patients, as old as 40, to read. Visitors from around the world who marvelled at her accomplishment. Her varied career has taken her to New York, where she taught at the Ballard School for Adult Women (organized to provide education for war Her pupils surprised her at Easter by sending her enough flowers to fill her New York apartment. She recalls returning to Columbia University after serving as assistant headmistress at St. Margaret's school in Duncan, B.C., attired in her broques, tweeds and cashmere sweaters only to swelter in the New York city heat. It was then she was invited to accept a position at Manitoba's provincial Normal School. A number of her pupils are now faculty members at the University of Manitoba. In addition to her heavy teaching role she wrote the language arts program single-handedly and integrated the curriculum. In addition to her long career in education she had a stint on both the Winnipeg Free Press and the Free Press Prairie Farmer and was involved in the advertising field. Calendar of local happenings London taxi drivers The Kiwams Club of Green Acres will meet at p.m. Monday in the Army, Navy and Air Force Hall. The regular monthly meeting of the WA to the Lethbndge Auxiliary Hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the lounge of the auxiliary hospital. A good attendance :s requested as plans will be finalized for the sunshine bag tea. CALL JUDY MOLNAR lor an export coW wave LAKEVIEW BEAUTY SALON 2636-S. Dr. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to a box lunch. 7he regular monthly meeting of the Canadian Railway Pensioners' Association will be held in the club rooms, Tuesday at 2 p m.' AU members are asked to attend. The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both malls. Two Easter cakes will be raffled and all baking donations may be taken to the nearest mall. REVENESCENCE CONSTANT MOISTURE CARE OFF for every inch of you Give your face and complete body constant moisture care with Ritz REVENESCENCE. Keep'your skin looking young, healthy, naturally lovely with REVENESCENCE Con- stant moisturizers. REVENE- SCENCE for you, from head to toe. Take advantage of this ultra- special offer. NOW! that Keeps makeup fresh all day Revenescence Soft-Body Bath Concentrate 802 Revenescence Soft-Body Lotion, e oz Revenescence Protective Moisture lor the Hands 4 oz S 5.00 9.M (lor a limited time only) THE COSMOTIOUE Downtown 6th St. 8. Phone 328-1212 Ladies of Lethbridge Lodge No. 32m Order of the Royal Purple will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the Elks Hall. Lunch to follow. t Southminster '48 Unit will hold an Easter coffee party and bake sale from a.m. to 11.30 a.m, Wednesday in Southminster Church Hall The monthly meeting of the -Rangeland Bottle and Glass Club will be held at p.m. in the Scandinavian Hall. New members and guests welcome. For further information contact 327-0320 or 327-4189. The ACW of St. Augustine's Anglican Church will hold a potluck luncheon at p.m., Monday. All women of the parish welcome to attend. The SouthminsterUCW will hold a used and useable sale in the church hall, May 2 and 3. Good items of clothing, furniture, appliances, etc., will be offered. Faith Rebekah Lodge No. 93 will hold a regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the IOOF Hall. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. The playgoers of Lethbridge will stage a Breath of Spring, a three-act play, April 25, 26 and 27, at the Yates Memorial Centre. Lead role will be taken by Frank Featherstone, as a retired brigadier who organizes a gang for fur theft. The play is directed by Joan Waterfield. The regular meeting of the Major Burnett PNG's Club will be held at p.m. Tuesday in the IOOF Hall. A potluck luncheon will be held at p.m. Oddfellows, Rebekahs and friends are reminded of the card party to be held at p.m. Tuesday in the IOOF Hall. Kappa Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, will hold a preferential tea in honor of Sandy Ackerman from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Jan Tail, 1040 14th St. S. First United UCW units will meet as follows: Margaret Atkins, 2 p.m. Thursday with Sara Reid, 504 16th St. N.; Annie IX Chappell, p.m., Tuesday with Irene Kerr, 1318 5 Ave. A N.; Jubilee, 8 p.m., Wednesday with Martha MacDonald, 90ft 12 St. S.; Emily Lytle, 2 p.m., Thursday with Flo Sanford, 428 12 St. A. N.; Magowjn-Harlemen, 2 p.m., Thursday with Ona Heideinger, 801 7 St. N.; Whitmore-Johnston, 8 p.m. with Darlene Robertson, 2506 9 Ave. N.. push unsavory abortions Herald London Bureau LONDON There is a group of practised taxi drivers who run a coldly mercenary eye over a single women arriving at London airport and decide whether they are or are not pregnant. If they deduce that the women are pregnant they approach them, offer to take them in to Central London on a normal fare-paying basis, then try to sell them an abortion in a private nursing home. If successful, they drive the 'woman straight to the nursing home and the fee negotiated is split between the taxi driver, the nurse attending and the doctor performing the abortion. With luck, the woman will get a safe abortion and feel no after-effects. This whole system is against the laws of Britain and is condemned in the report just issued by a committee headed by Mrs. Justice Lane. It is one of the most unsavory aspects of the abortion situation in Britain today and the committee recommends licensing of all medical referral services, as well as making it a criminal offence for anyone without a liscence, other than the doctor, to charge for referral. When the committee was set up by the government three years ago it was charged with assessing the working of the 1967 Abortion Act. It finds the act to be generally working well. Since abortion remains highly controversial in Britain proponents have attacked the report for alleged failings in several areas. Proponents are disappoint- ed that the report does not favor abortion on demand but supports the Act's principle of termination of pregnancy for health reasons only. They had hoped the decision would be left to the woman concerned but this approach is rejected by the report. Also under attack is the report's rejection of separate abortion clinics, strongly supported by many women's groups who say availability of abortions very much depends on which area of the country you live in, a problem that can be eased by clinics taking the workload off general hospitals. In fact the Lane committee did find variations in abortion availability in different regions of the national health service hospital structure. For instance, m the Northeast England town of Newcastle- upon-Tyne, 10.3-per-cent of all gynecological beds were used for abortions but only 5.6-per- cent in the Midlands town of Birmingham. The committee tound that this was partly due to medical staffs taking a strict or liberal view of how the Act's reasons for abortion should be interpreted The issue of conscience is very important to opponents of abortion and they are unhappy with the report's suggestion that health authorities give preference in certain appointments to those prepared to carry out abortions. This would involve questioning a candidate about his religious and ethical beliefs. The joint consultants committee two months ago suggested that this dilemma can be resolved by making part of the job specifications in such appointments the requirement of carrying out abortions This can permit those opposed to abortion to ignore such jobs without being rejected on religious and ethical grounds. No curtailment on abortions on foreign women is recommended by the report MORE from the COLLEGE Lethbridoe Community College School of Continuing Education Contemporary Women Phase II 6 Wnks April to Miy 31.1974 Moulin. WriMMiy. ThirtAiy. 9 I.M. to 12 MOR COURSE OBJECTIVE: This course is designed for the woman whose home demands are fewer and whose children are becoming increasingly independent. This course is designed to help women realistically analyse their goals, skills, attitudes and interests. Topics that could covered: 2. 7 8 9 10 11. 12. 13. Communication Skills speaking and listening. Drug and Alcohol Abuse adults and teenagers Sell-Improvement hair care, skin care, make-up Human Sexuality sex education. The Media magazines, newspapers, radio, television. Physical Fitness Dieting Nutritional Buying Budgeting Recreational Programs swimming, tennis, volleyball, badminton, etc. Craft Programs macrame', bead- craft, knitting. Keeping Healthy for the family and pertinent health information for women. What's happening in our schools? new programs, curriculum, extra- curriculum programs, counselling department, parent-teacher meetings, etc. 14. ,Buying clothes wisely recycling. 15 How to apply for a yoo. 16 Volunteering your time. 17 Work and study experience program. 18 Psychology of Modern Living chUd development, personality development. 19. Vocational and educational opportunities. 20. Thinking in a positive manner. 21. Recreational opportunities in our com- munity cost, locations, future plans. 22. Consumer rights. 23. Being a good hostess. 24. The happy marriage. 25. Legal rights. THE SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LlTHaniDOi COMMUNITY COU.IOI PHONl J27-I141 wrtMMt ;