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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ginny Lynn Ponech in her chair showing her crutches which named Faith and Hope. Thursday, April 19, 1973 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 17 PHILIPS YOUR DEALER WITH SERVICE MODULAR SOLID STATE COLOR TV JACK'S RADIO AND TV 302 13th St. N. FRIDAY and SATURDAY "Southern Comfort" AT THE MINERS' 733 13th ST. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY! r LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS THURSDAY AND SATURDAY "COUNTRY BLUES" Members and their guests only! Handicaps no barrier to success 4 4 4 4 4 SOUTHERN ALBERT, THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre Walt Disney's "NAPOLEON AND Ttech- nicolor. Starring Michael Douglas, Will and Johnny Whitaker. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. April 19, 20 and 21. Thursday show at p.m. Friday shows at and p.m. Saturday Matinee at p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "KANSAS CITY color. Starring Raque! Welch and Kevin McCarthy. Roller Derby at its best. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. April 19. 20 and 21. Thursday show at p.m. Friday shows at and p.m. Suitable for Children. Special Satur- day afternoon matinee Walt Disnev's "THE LADY AND THE Technicolor. Saturday, April 21 at p.m. All seats 50c. Family. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "FAT CITY" In color. Thursday, April 19. Slow at p.m. ADULT Not suitable for children. Friday and Saturday. April 20 and 21. Walt Disney's "THE BISCUIT EATER" In Technicolor. Starring Godfrey Cambridge. Friday shows at and p.m. Matinee Saturday at p.m. Family. TABER Tower Theatre "THE NEW CENTURIONS'' In color. Starring George C. Scott and Stacy Reach. Thursday shows at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. WOULD YOU BELIEVE? We are continuing our 3rd Anniversary Celebrations Due to popular demand we are once again offering 5 hours of private instruction 5 hours of class instruction 5 Top Hat Dance Club parties -W FOR ONLY 21 Summer dance parlies are just weeks away. Youll get more out of life when you dance well More Confidence Mora Poise Greater Popu- larity. Don't put it off another year Do H now. Offer available until April 19th MONTE CARLO DANCE ACADEMY 3271442 Call Afternoons and Evenings Monday thru Friday GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Saturday, April 21 P.M. Music by JACK BLECK MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONIY ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES 15th GAME JACKPOT IN 58 NOS. in 59 NOS. in 60 NOS. If no bingo called after 60 numbers we will continue for BONUS JACKPOT 53 NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS AUOWEDI PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS Weekend Entertainment for ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY Thursday April 19 "DIPLOMATS" Friday-April CLOSED Saturday April CANADIANS" By KATHIE GAHRATT Herald Staff Writer A lot has happened since Ginny's parents were advised they should put her in a home and forget about her. Now the holder of two uni- versity degrees and a happy optimistic outlook on life, de- spite being seriously crippled with cerebral palsy and near- ly blind, she is proving right the doctor who saw hope for her 23 years ago. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ponech, formerly of Lethbridge, G i n n y Lynn. weighed less than a pound when delivered by Dr. Jesse Bigelow in Lethbridge. For the first two years of her life, specialists kept telling her parents to put her her away in a home. But Dr. Bigelow saw the gleam in Ginny's eye and told the Pon- ech's to keep hoping. Ginny was then moved to Montreal where it was found that she had cerebral palsy. Science fair questioned By TINA HOLE Various activities go on out- side of school, still including school participation. One of these activities is the science fair. The science fair is a good idea, but that is all. In order for everyone to get something out of it, there must be a bet- ter understanding of what the science fair actually is. Students entering should re- alize their project choice is to be one they are interested in and will research and experi- ment themselves. Too often, students get their ideas from older brothers, sis- s ters or fathers and have them I do the majority of the work. If those in charge of the sci- I ence fair had better communi- cation xvith the science teach- ers, they could get across a more meaningful interest to the students. The science fair can open va- rious paths and future oppor- tunities for students of all ages. The money and numerous hours spent on these projects ends with full satisfaction on its completion. Ginny attended crippled children's schools until Grade 3 and. after a long hard fight, she was allowed to at- tend "normal schools." Being very independent, and not wanting any favors. Ginny had to work hard to keep herself in the "n o r m a 1" "schools." She obtained her Cegree in psychology from Carlton Uni- versity in Ottawa. But, in order to carry on to her ter's in social work. Ginny was forced to go across the country to the University of British Columbia in Vancou- ver. She explained she had ap- plied to many eastern univer- sities but was refused admit- tance because of her handi- cap. ''Most people look at me and see only what I am not able to she said. Even though she was fin- allv accepted in British Col- umbia, she had to send a de- tailed resume to the univer- sity, explaining all the things she could do and her meth- od of doing them. It was a bard adjust- ment for G i n n y. moving across the country but she "believes "learning doesn't just come from books.'' While in university. Ginny had students read to her and used tape-recorders for her interviews. She developed her own svstem of learning. Ginny has always been green acres drive-in Itagrath Dr. Coura Hwy. 327-1100 DOUBLE BOND Showing Tonite Fri. and Sat. DOUBLE 007 ADULT Sean Connery Barnes Bond 007 -JAN1 SWINGS Diamonds Forever PtoMSW TECKNffiftnTlliiiM SECOND BOND FEATURE 1 ________ fflfHPR MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" Gates open p.m. One complete show p.m. Today's Showtimes' PARAMOUNT Thursday Short Subjects Greatest Athelete" Last Complete Show Family Friday and Saturday Short "Subjects "World's Greatest Athelete" Last Complete Show Family PARAMOUNT CINEMA Thursday and Friday Short Subjects "The Sounder" Last Complete Show Family Saturday Short Subjects The Sounder" Last Complete Show Family COLLEGE CINEMA Thursday Short Subjects "Even-thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" Last Complete Show Restricted Adult Friday and Saturday "Avanei" Last Complete Show 9.25 No Short Subjects Adult GREEX ACRES DRIVE IN Thursday. Friday. Saturday "Her Majesty's Secret Service" 7.45 Diamonds Are Forever" One Complete Show Adull COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT-CITY OF LETHBRIOGE Public Swimming, Skating Museum Schedule FodTlty Thun., Fri., Apr. 20 1 Sat., Apr. 21 i SOT., Apr. 27 i Men.. Apr. 23 FRITZ SICK POOL OnSy 12 1 p.m. Formly Swim 10-12 Noon Noon Swim 'Adults Only) 12-1 p m Swi-n 1 30-3-30 p m Public Swrni 3-6 'p.m. Pufelit 1 3 p m Family Swim 6 8 p rn. I Swim Only 12-1 pm. Swim 1 30-3-30 p HENDERSON PARK ICE CENTRE There will be no "Public Staling" to SIR I 3-430 pm. 1-430 p -n. ALEXANDER J GAIT MUSEUM 3 I p m p m. NOTt; will no Pablit Swimming Friday, April 20 7 30 te 9 30p previous booking interested in social work. Her plans are now to try and get a job as a social service agent, preferably somewhere in Ontario. "Because people will first look at me as being a risk, any job I can get will be she said. Ginny's life has had to be like a schedule. Now that she is finally through her school- ing, her present aim is to learn to be unscheduled. 'It's like a new found free- dom." she said, "I can do as I see fit." THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL In the CABARET I This week Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, featuring the final week for the great "MAGI" if Wednesday and Thursday Everyone Admitted FREE fr Saturday cover charge per person In the AZTEC LOUNGE "HOOTCHY KOOTCHY HENRY" in the FRONTIER DINING ROOM Playing for your dancing pleasure Fridays and Sat- urdays from to p.m. 'HARRY BAILEY' (at the keyboard) Also playing for your lis- tening pleasure Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. paramount cinema NOW SHOWING At p.m. 8th Si 4th Ave. South. 327-5100 MATINEE SATURDAY AT P.M. ONE SHOW SUNDAY AT P.M. "IT IS A MISSING CHAPTER FROM THE GRAPES OF WRATH' AND OF EQUAL STATURE: Crist, New York Magazine (FAMILY) (FAMILY) A Robert B Ritt Film ring C CE'-V 1VSOV PAULWINrlELD KEVIN HOOKS-co-staringTAJ MAHM. o-cdjce-i b. ROBERT B RADNITZ MARTIN RfTT paramount Now Showing 8th St. 4tii Am. South, 327 5100 FROM THE JUNGLE TO THE GYM...HE'S THE GREATEST! He's a winner... he's a swinger... he's DYNAMITE! TECHNICOLOR' Friday and Saturday Continuous Shows Starting at 1 p.m. Doors Open p.m. KIDS 75e ANYTIMf Family Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. Evening 2 Shows 7 and 9 p.m. college cinema 20th Ave. Mayor Maytth Dr.. 328-6300 STARTS TOMORROW Matinee Fri. and Sat. 2 p.m. Evenings at p.m. You HOWLED when Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder brought yoif and Some Like It Hot Adult Come along on the wildest joy ride of them all JACKLBMON i K GLOBF AWATO. JUULTMIUS. rttenti LAST TIMES TONITS IhutUn Ai'liifc Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex" WITH WOODY AUIN ;