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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD I', teer course fit, college MISSISSM'CA, Onl. Try riXTiul s ;nul ynu rn.iy iUlract people liko to be volunteers I ml haven't ktnmm how to Mail Killaliy says what has IKH-U happening in a row kind n[ community and school prnji-i 1 slii' lias hi'lpixl )re. Killahy is cominu n i I y co-ordinal or wilh the1 Sheridan of Applied Ails ;mcl Technology. Sheridan is a com- munity uilh campuses in towns adjacent tu 'M> ronto. It clr.iv, s students from ttium rind from a suburb funned a few years hy combining several small communities and acres of new Mrs. Killaby says sli? began bv talking (o communilv ser- 75 _1 clwhi" the col- ic c tiibJe ttjter bun several times a dtiv. vice agencies ahout how they ami Slu'ridnii could work to- gether lo fill a community need. The courses (or special- ist volunteers were a result. Agencies iliat wore intercsl- fci up steering committees j to plan Ihe courses. The college i provides administration and j physical fac'iliiics, the agencies provide program and speakers. Two Already given have been ,011 working with young offend- ers, and on retarded children. MKI.I) M'OHKSIIOP "We've had a one-day 5hop a public health unit on homes fur special care, an- other en More agencies are bc'iinning i lo approach us as a result nf Ihe publicity these courses have had. "We arc also getlmg phone 'calls from who have not i been involved and have hcsi- tilled because Ihey don't know j hat's expected of" them. "We are considering imple- I mcntiny a volunteer i that cuuld rkn-etop to provide volunteer leaders in the coun- Mrs K i! I nby is a former council member i who says she believes pcopte in hit'.h-muisity comnumihes have (litticulty finding Iheir if eel. There arc not the visible fecal poinls. the established service networks that exist in older communities. Even the churches arc new. She says yhc believes coop- crative courses on t'ie commu- j nity and agencies can be a new route in volunteer work for many people. "The availability of a course wouM open doors. People have a channel so they could phone a number and partici- pate.'1 BINGO MOOSE HALL 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY ol P.M. Jnckpol SI25 in 55 Number] 12 Game; in 7 Number! 4lh filh Gomel Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cardi 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PKIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED EY THE LOYAl ORDER OF MOOSE There is no simple solution to raising children properly ANYBODY SEEN MY FOLKS? Judi makus friends a guesl at llie ani- mal shcller. Thn dog was picked up by ihe telhbridge and District Humane Society on Saturday afler it hcd been hit by a car, sent to ihe vet For a check-up, ihen taken lo fhc animal shelter, where there arc many olhor lovable pets awaiting adoplion. Uy JCDi; llcriilrt Staff Writer The years ID and 12 can JMi Irying for both parent and child, and n lol uf uiuler- stancling is needed. Joan Pnckclt, LctlihritlRe r'amily Services counsellor, ex- plained Ihe anil ideals lie hehind the actions of this age group. The child in tins age is ''very conscious of hat id she said, and "develops a keen sense of justice." "The values which are adop- .cd may be to the luil arc right lo Ihem." At this stage of development, the child is keen to notice dlf- [crencus in what Ihe parent says, and what the parent does, lie is ready to ILnail the parent" on these differences, although not willing to express them directly to the parent. In dealing the 10 lo 12 year old, Mrs. Pnckett said there is a need lo "develop more responsibility, so that they may gain moie laid' on. Ways in which to encourage decision making would be to allow children lo "buy tlieir own clothes, wash their clothes, learn lo cook and let Ihem do chores around the house." all of which arc jobs. She added that pmxmLs should be ''open lo with the child, as this appeals lo his sense of justice and brings him into "a part of Iho big world." Bargaining can be put into practice through the child's understanding of the family's finances. "Strike a bargain for some- thing Ihe child she said. "Explain, 'I can't afford that, ren s problems by teachers will you share the cost out of your allowance, or extra chores'." This type of action brings about an understanding of tbo value of money, and allows leaching o[ sharing in Hie fam- ily she said During these years, the child becomes involved in relation- ships with the other sex, de- velops gangs, deep friendships with his own sex, and finds re- lationships with adults impor- tant, said Mrs. PuckelL "This is in effect n dress re- ucrsal which leads into the teen years. "They are learning bow lo get along in the adult world, figure out the rules, and how lo deal with she said. Mrs. PnckcU said that the child "still needs guidance of the parents and is not quite able lo make all his own deci- sions and act on them At the same time, the prob- lem of accepting authority is about at the same slajje ay dial of the two year old, where alt suggestions arc met with 'no'. The 10 to 12 age group Is also at the slagc where "their chemistry is getting to she said. Sex education comes to the top of the subject list, anil "the information given is never as important as the said Mrs. PuckelL The physiology can be ob- ained from any good biology )ook, "but Ihe attitude has lo come from the she said. In conclusion, she said that in Ibis stage "need an area or a room of Iheir or collecting and keeping Rs. They can't stand nag- ging and it just doesn't work. "The parent needs to com- municalc, lo negotiate, make contracts and ask 'how do you said Mrs. Puckctt. She said that if the child was not given practice and training n coping, decision making ind understanding, he would not be able to make It on his own later on. "There is no easy answer, there can'l be n perfect parent and the children need to under- stand that. It oil works both she said. CALGARY (CP> If a child with normal intclhgence seems bored, frustrated or unable to cope with his school work, liis problem may be a visual disa- bility, says Dr. John Pierce of the University of Alabama. About three per cent of the population suffer from refrac- tive impairment ncarsighled- nes, farsigliledncs or astigma- and these pioblems can be easily corroded, fie said. Dr. Pierce is director of the ision research and function laboratory at the university's centre for diagnosis and treat- ment of learning disabilities. He .spoke to a convention of the Al- berla Oplomelric Arsociation. The disability, which is easily diagnosed and treated wilh len- ses, often is picked up by teach- ers, bo said. However, they often recognize it more by 'an erlucalcd hunch" than by recog- nizing what is wrong. Jn cases where Ihe eye itself is free from refractive impair- ment, the problem may be some form of eye funclion abnormal- ily, such as an inability to focus properly or an inability lo inter- pret visual clues tn adjust focus. CAL'SKS CONTUSION Another problem i.s lhat ol binocular co-ordination, the ina- bility lo aim holii eyes at pre- cisely the same point. If Ihe child's eyes .sci; two different images, I he information re- ceived by the brain is confused. Often a child wilh I his type of impairment will appear clumsy or awkward for his Dr. Pierce snid. ou oum Iror example, If a child is re-1 ceiving confused images ol a i ball bouncing toward him, he' will be unlikely to catch it, partly because he doesn't know where to reach for it and partly because the confusion frightens him. The school environment can be cruel tor a child with a vis- ual impairment. Dr. Pierce said. If he needs four times as long to be able to focus his eyes on a word, he can feel the scorn of his classmalcs when be is forced to stand up and read. LISTS SYMPTOMS And when it lakes time to focus and recognize each word, the child "goes so laboriously through the parfs that he never gets lo the whole." His compre- hension is nearly nil. The effects of such learning experiences are cumulative and the fragmentary bits of knowl- edge a child picks up don't help him to adjust. Dr. Pierce said teachers could be trained lo recognize visual disabilities. The symptoms most readily noticeable include: reddening, granules or styes. nausea, blurred vision or burning eyes. head m o v c tn e n Is while reading, using the finger as a marker, skipping words or lilies while reading and writing uphill or downhill. attention span. reading posture. Southern Belles end bias MIAMI. Fla. (AP) Seven women employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co. in manage- ment positions have been awarded a total of more than in an oul-of-courl settle- ment of a sex discrimination suit, state Representative Gwcn Cherry (Dem. said yesterday Mrs. Cherry, n lawyer who represented the so-called South- ern Relies, said Um settlement was concluded here before Judge Joe Eaton of Miami. "This is an incenlive for other women who have been denied etjual employment opportunities lo press charges against their she said. The women, most of whom have worked for the telephone j company for many years, charged they were victims ol sex discrimination in pay and promotions, said John Chomi- ncz. Mrs. Cherry's law partner. "They did the same work as men, but they didn't rcceivo equal he said, Chaminez said the women will receive a total of about in back wages, about SGD.WO in pay raises between now and their retirement dates anri per- haps in retroactive pen- sion gains. The company also agreed lo grant the seven women pay raises of lo n year each effective April 30, Chami- nez Raid. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Godsby claimed thaf TV is an insult to his intelligence, so cut him down good I lold him Plato and Aristolle insult MY intelligence. Mimeogtiphvd shopping routes ieiitseeiii; SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINA AT: CALL FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCE TV CENTRE 812 4fh AVE. S. PHONE 328-1673 OR 323-1332 Directly across from Enenon'i Downlown Showroom A ceramic snow and tc-a sponsored by Ihe Dr. F, II. Mcv.'burn OBK Chapter, IODK. will ho held in Motors dov.nlown showroom, 4th Avc. and 9lh St. S., from 1 9 p.m. or. Thursday. Door prizes will be given. Tea convenor will be Mrs. C. F. Slccle and assisting j her will be the Misses D. Church, C. MacKachern, M. iMcNcely and Mrsdamcs A. G. Holmes, It. M. Clover, AV. Sulherlanrl, .1. Morgan, K. Conslablc. J. K. j V. Longford, A, Guise, A- A I Cameron, A. S. I''umcrlon, D. I QuilLcnbaum and E. IIopp, C. PARIS (CI'> Shopping for antiques in major city is fun but is it more rewarding than in 1'aris where it can be combined with sightseeing. This is espe- cially I rue if the prov, ling is on the famous Left Hank. Start early around 9 a.m., or nfler 2 p.m. Many 1'aris shops close during Ihe lunch hour. The best hnuticjucs al- v, ays have someone who speaks English, One detailed antl researched nnlirfue shopping rouln has been mimeographed for its Riicsls by the new Holel Club Medkerranec in Ihe N'cuilly I residential district of Paris. j fl's a new Idea for hotels, lo i provide gucsls ask for informrilinn with mimeographed walking Irips, prepared by slaff members. Their anlkjuc dealers trip lakes at least hours, just walking anri popping into sev- eral shops. Starting poinl is the far end of rue du Dae. across Ihe Seine from the Bou- chaud features pewter dis- played in an old sideboard, but also has ceramics such as n charming Ifilh ccntwy wine Ijarrc! and fijjurc. Marc Garland's salon off his antique jewelry admi- rably. One coronet and neck- lace set from the family o! Paris rewarding the Comlcssc cle Paris was wnrlh Now you are at Ihe Seine. Turn right along Qua! Vol- taire. Upstairs at Vandc-r- mcersch's arc beautiful porce- lains and ceramics. Ask to see the plates with delightful fig- ures, Taillcmas .specializes in I.ouis XIII, medieval and ren- aissance furniture. Nicolier is considered probably the prenlcst specialist in antique china and has bnen in busi- ness since 1908. They had a delightful oil and vinegar ce- ramic boat v.ilh a boy steer- ing it, from the Itflh ccnlury. Quai Voltaire becomes CJnai Malaquais and leans on to rue de Seine. On it arc two differ- ent specialists, the dcs Alpos with Jules Verne books, and Violet with old photographs and docu- ments. Turn into Ihe rue rlos Rcaux Arts where, if you're inlcr- estccl in Negro and Indian art, you'll want to browse. At the end of the street is one entrance to the Ficaux Arls. This is Ihe art .students' quarter. Return to continue along rue rlc Seine to Jacob. The Galerie Jc.nnnc has lots of corner i n (I o s through which lo view the fur- niture, glass and lamps. At the end of Jacob Is another Beaux Arts entrance. Return along Jacob lo Fur- slenbcrg with its charming lit- tle square. If you visit Iho Musce Eugene Dela- croix (closed Admission about -10 cenls. Continue lo rue de 1'Abbayc and lurn right. This lead you to Iwo famous Paris landmarks, the Church of Sriinl-derniain dcs Prc across from it, the cafe Deux Mfigol.s. Then turn back the way vou I came, pass 1'Abbaye ami con- linue. along rue Tionaparle to lurn left along Jacob. At the Saints Peres crosswalk, Jacob suddenly becomes rue cle rUnivcrsite. Paris loves tn fool the tourisls Ihis way. Chambon tiiis a larfjc collec- tion of ancient arms and naval objrcls. Continue on ripbl side, for one long block lo Bcnues and turn H learls you back to the Seine. Artialfi A breezy new sandal for fun in the sun Frcih from I'nly THij spnghlly n P Am a If i o( danKng caff. Grral lor bndej lo bo olso nrodualions. AAA AA B. 23.95 "VERNO" Many Olhor and exciting Amalfi lo from. BENEFIT SHOES UD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 Open ThuricJay nnd Friday fifl 9 P.M. ;