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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I nurraay, April 25, LETHBRIDQC Fancy footwork Goalkeeper Kirk Harkms, left, rushes in to take the ball off an opponent during a pre-season drill at a Toronto soccer club Soccer is booming in that city with an estimated young players expected to play this season School for blind children founded in Laos by former Indiana farm boy VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) A former Indiana farm boy is one of the founders of a school for blind children here in a country where many people believe blindness is the result of sin We haven 't even convinced Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma you can1 teach the said Edgar M (Pop) Buell, now 60 years old He recently helped found the Vientiane School for the Blind which has 21 children on its rolls The blind are shunted aside because their predominantly Buddhist countrymen believe blindness is punishment for former sins "We are trying to give these children a chance, Buell said The children are taught to read and write in braille by Thongkham Phasmovan, 35, a Laotian who had been a school teacher and then trained in special education at the Bangkok School for the Blind in Thailand The children's faces are in- tense as they try to overcome their handicap in the first school of its kind in Laos Some of the boys have formed a musical group The school is supported by an educational foundation and private contributions The present quarters are small and the children are moving to a large farmlike home along the Mekong River where they will plant their own vegetables to help defray costs Buell hopes to expand the school to take in more blind children About 95 per cent of the chil- dren lost their sight because of natural diseases such as complications from measles and congenital glaucoma They possibly could see today if proper medical attention had been given them promptly, but Laos is a country enveloped in trying to survive after years of war and political crisis Pop Buell said he never dreamed of helping the blind until he heard the name Genevieve Caulfieid at a cocktail party Miss Caulfieid, who died in 1972, founded the school for the blind in Bangkok and one of her hopes was to set up a similar school in Laos She herself was blind The Laos have to have something to do with he jdds I have a big dream Senior citizens benefit from free repair scheme CALGARY (CP) A tentative scheme announced Monday to provide skilled and semi-skilled services to the elderly and handicapped within a few weeks has snowballed into a full-fledged plan which went into operation Wednesday The project was devised last week when Christine Dvorkm, who works with geriatric patients at Foothills Hospital, spoke with her father, who operates a carpentry company, about help for elderly and handicapped persons on minimal income Mr Dvorkm promptly volunteered 50 hours of work by his staff to help in repairing such things as broken steps The next day two electricians and a plumber pledged eight hours of free work each Then a lawyer promised professional advice, free of charge, to a certain number of residents A real estate man also offered to help find suitable accommodation for elderly citizens Mr Dvorkm and Jan Irvine, who co-ordinates a local initiatives project to aid the elderly, were calling on those who already have pledged their services "We have people who can cut grass and clean yards but we don't have people who can fix lights and running taps said Mr Irvine SOUTHMINSTER UCW will hold i USED and USABLE SALE THURSDAY May 2nd to p.m. FRIDAY May 3rd to 12 Noon CHURCH HALL 4th Ave. and 11th St. S. There will be items of good small appliances, dishes, clothing, toys, jewellery and many more. EVERYONE WELCOME SAVE HUNDREDS DURING DUNLOP FORD'S SPECTACULAR Curvy student cracks bellhop brigade barrier SADDLE BROOK, N J (AP) The 14 bellhops at a hotel here all wear the same uniform orange jacket, brown pants and brown shirt Thirteen wear floral ties, but one bedazzles with an orange and brown scarf If you can beat odds of 13 to 1, you'll get the bellhop with the scarf to trundle your lug- gage and show you to your room That's 21-year-old Diana Martin, a "bellehop" with long raven hair, green eyes, and a curvy 5-7 figure on a trim 125-pound frame The hotel's publicity man calls her a 'statuesque beauty from Glen Rock who has cracked the barrier which has made the bellhop brigade a strictly male domain She joined the hoteljstaff in August 1972, after studying psychology She was a wait- ress in the hotel dining room until last September when the hotel's personnel manager de- cided she should have bellhop experience Working as a waitress had aroused my interest in hotel said Diana, who plans to return to college for more psychology study Diana's immediate boss, Tom Sokol, 23, the bell cap- tain and a four-year vetern at the hotel, says bellhoppmg is the stepping-stone to man- agement Diana has found her duties a veritable course in psy- chology, particularly male Men have very sensitive egos They're always trying to prove they are a man They can't relax and feel good about themselves Although she has a hand cart, some men won't let her lift a bag, she said Most men let her lift and carry, she said, although, "I make them feel ill at ease "They're very nervous I joke with them I usually tell them I've lifted something 10 times heavier and this is eas- ier than housework She was amused by one male guest who said he'd carry his own bags and of- fered to tote her too Women are "pretty indiffer- ent" to her role, she said She s come to a general- ization about women in her study of hotel guests "I think women want respect most of all When the bell rings, Diana said, she doesn't hop, skip or jump "I saunter "The type of people I see every day, I don't think they are too happy in life They are too caught up in their work They never have time to sit down and relax They're all up tight" She gets along with her fel- low bellhops "She s a terrific said bellhop John Patire, 23 "She carries her load evenly "I would say all the guys are falling in love with said Sokol They're ac- cording to Diana "If I'm in a room too long they come run mng "We keep an eye on said Sokol "You never know But Diana said not one male guest has been fresh so far They ve all acted very fatherly to me How would she handle an unfatherly type, making a pass9 "I'd try to push him Then I guess I'd use the old knee LOOKING FOR MODELS NEW YORK (AP) You don t have to be a professional model to be used in advertise- ments and commercials A na- tional campaign of the Pepsi- Cola Co during 1974 will consist of people in the street, on bicycles and in playgrounds Crews travelled more than miles throughout the United States to accomplish the task WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD-ALBERTA NOTICE Workers' Compensation Board services will be continued to the greatest extent possible during the postal strike thanks to the Courier Service established by the Alberta govern- ment. Cheques for pensions, compensation, doctors, clinics and hospitals m this area may be picked up at the WCB office listed below ENQUIRIES REGARDING claims, assessment or any other Board business can also be handled at The Workmen's Compensation Board Office 1277-3rd Avenue S. Telephone 328-2040 LETHBRIDGE BRAND NEW 1974 PINTO 2 door 200 cc. std., blk. heater. We presently have 17 Pintos available. 2995 SAVE HUNDREDS ON THESE SPECTACULAR 1974 DEMONSTRATORS STOCK No 1154 1974 GALAXIE 500 2 door hardtop, dark blue, white vinyl roof, 400 V8 automatic, air conditioning 5250 STOCK No 1101 1974 MUSTANG II 2 door hardtop, 4 cylinder, 4 speed, radio, saddle bronze '3775 We're off and running into the spring season and we're offer- ing some outstanding new and used car buys. Have a great sum- mer this year and enjoy the wide open roads in one of our new or newer cars. OUTSTANDING SAVINGS ON THESE A-l USED CARS STOCK No 1228 1972 PINTO 3 door runabout 4 cylinder Automatic, radio No 1560B 1972 AUSTIN 1800 4 door, 4 cylinder, 4 radio No 1264A 1970 MAVERICK 2 door sedan, 6 cylinder, automatic, radio S2395 STOCK No 1971 MARQUIS 4 door sedan, V8 automatic, air conditioning, P S P B radio NO 1193B 1970 Plymouth Fury I 4 door Mechanic! Special No 1328 A 1968 RAMBLER SST 4 door sedan, 8 cylinder automatic, air conditioning S879 STOCK No 1459B 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Station Wagon, 6 cylinder, automatic, radio N01450A 1968 Olds. Delmont 4 door sedan, V6 automatic, P S P B radio No 1343A 1973 MAVERICK 4 door sedan, VB automatic, P S radio Sales Hours: Open Daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. FORD Mayor Migrith drive indieihAve.S. Phone 328-8861 ;