Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE VFTHPRIDGf WRAID Ttiunrlnv, April 17, willy tt Feeling of responsibility listed as reason lo Hy SHMIP Women's IMilor TOHONTO I'hild- now is only one cf ilie reasons people decide to adopt a child. People arc telling children's aids they [eel responsible [or (lie children once left to be no- body's children. They aro adopting older children who might bring emotional piob- Jcins intu (heir homes. Tliey are adopting children with physical handicap s. even some who could die of (hem. Victoria Leach says: "Adoption is no longer being EWcuL under the nip, "Once it a way of meeting childlessness and ille- gitimacy. ''Now people already have children are seeing a re- THE BETTER HALF I sponsibility Inward other pco- pic's children. Young people have chute a lol; they're more open about it and they fee I the responsibility. Mrs. Loach ;s adoption co- i orriinalor for the Onlario min- istry c( community and social services. She is also an adopt- ing parent. Mrs. Leach says it Is true there me fewer Infants available for adoption than there once were, hut pleuly of children who need homes tor uvniM-be parents who don't waul to make too many condi- tions. "It's no! difficult to adopt a child if jusl to be- come parents to a child, H "YVC are trying to see (hat even' child thai can benefit from family life is adopted. An older fluid could havo hangups i[ he has had had ex- periences. It's like a marri- age, both sides have to lie willing. 11 Some don't want to be adopted, but most have a whether they can ver- balize it or not. "What Hie older kids arc telling us is that when they out of the of children's aid, they (eel rootless. They have no one to go home to." Mrs. Leach says the chil- dren hardest to find homes for arc the slow le timers rmd By Bob Barnes B' -A you want a particular child or I mtlc years old and older an extension of yourself, it be- She says the low number of I cotnos more difficult. available is partly ao ______________________, cmmled for by the number of girls keeping their illenitimtUo babies, but she says thai situ- ation could change. "This hasn't been estab- lished long enough for us Lo see what's going lo happen. Some of the babies arc com- ing back into care as girls find oul thai llus isn't going to be the romrmtic thing they think. The babies have needs, and so do the pirls. Then we get a damaged toddler in chil- clven's aici care, not sure who its mother is." "We v.aiTt (hem lo think be- yond the birtli and the defi- ance they may he showing. Ihem to see Ihe child as a person." 'Why don't you grow where I NEED GOLDEN REFLECTIONS A fashion show for the malure citizen will be presented al flie Yafes Memorial Cenlre on Sunday, May 7 of p.m. Shown are two of the many styles from yester-year and today which will be featured. Mrs. Maydell Palmer, right, models her wedding gown, bought in 1916, and made of appliqued chiffon over laffcla. Her slippers are ihosc she wore on her wedding day, and mafcli ihe ivory while of fhe gown. Mrs. Dorothy Anderson, models a imart two-piece suit of flop pacKets, and naulicul motif in rod and navy on ihe blouse. Her malch- ing handbag is shiny red lealher. Finlay Pholo Just Jiide By JUDE TUR1C Herald Sloff Wrilcr SIMPSONS-SEARS A very special look long body clinging al top, flowing to an easy motion hemline. And in hand washable knilsl Assort- ed prinlil Flounced hem gown shown is in ioff Arnel" Jeney knit. Sizes 7 to 15. cut criss-croned hallcr-back knit. Siiei 10 lo 18. COTTON TOPS Conor iniln or lop over ilirni, colored Reg. Cntalogut 4.99 Aid for everybody at informal clinic TORONTO (CP) Pnki Djerved and Gwendolyn Clay- lord spc-nri most of tlieir days helping people. Paki is the co-ordinalor ol the Rochdale Free Clinic; Gwendolyn is a guinea pig. Paki, a youth worker, kwp- er of the medical clinic's books and, on occasion, mother con- fessor Lo troubled youth, hands the liny, fuzzy G wcndolyn to relate to people- The animal is a warm cuddly life to hold and most find her comforting. Outside the 24-hour Rochdale College clinic, Paki is Mrs. Djerved, pretty, 26, mother of two. When interviewed she was bent intently over a three-year- old girl, trying lo remove uith- out pain the bandage stuck to a cut toe. The girl cried out mid Paki whispered comfort. nocTons GIVE TIME A youth worker in Denmark for years before coming to Canada, she now heads the staff of three doctors, who con- tribute parl-lime services, and lour paid nurses. One of the doctors is on duly four hours a day, live days a CUDDLING UP Poki Djervocl, co-ordinolor ol ihtj Rochdale, free clinic dealing in drug problems, cuddles Gwendolyn Gaylord, ihe resideni guinea pig, snuggles inlo ihe arms of patients too high on drugs lo rolale lo people, becoming for them a warm bir of life lo hold and find comfort in. (CP Wircpholo) JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening. April 27tli Sponsored by Indiej' Aid ol St. Peter ond St. Paul's Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAIL CORNER Ulh STREET B AND 7lS AVENUE NORTM Jackpot Starts at ond Is Won Every Thursday 5lh-7 No. Jncltpol Pol o' Cola1 25t PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Personi under 16 years nat McKIUOP U.C.W, FLEA MARK 9 o.m. APRIl 29th Civic Sports Centre HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND CLOTHING New members named to committee The Lelhbridge County Advis- ory Commillcc recently named I .six new members to Ihe com- I niiltcc, all of whom arc wom- en. Tlicy arc: Mrs. C. Erickson, Nobloford; Mrs, Kd Owen Coal- dale; Mrs. Howard Ilnncy, Pic- lure BuUe; Mrs. Donald Mc- C a n n, sccrclarv, Co.ilchlc; I Mrs .T. Russell, (Wanda) Hen- rlerson, vice president, Lclh- hriclgc: and Mrs. Don Boulton, I.clhbritlgc. The county advisory commit- tee is a type of public relations organization whose members FICP (rnm fin .nnrirnlliiral dis- trict. The local committee has been In existence for approximately two years, and deals with any problems or areas of concern within their communities. Meetings arc held! according lo the imporlance of the subject to bo discussed, and depending on the time of year and the amount of work being done in the fields. There nro 15 members, on Ihe cornmiUce which is conducted by Ihe cxtCHston division, DC parlmcnt of Agriculture. Jt. is under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Bartrnan and Murray McLclland. week. One of the nurses Is there 1ft hours in 24 Ami there are volunteers. Together they aid more than people a year. And many of the people do not come from tochdale. A Jot of calls come 'rom Toronto suburbs, and many from the residential area around the downtown college. "People come to us things they're ashanjcd lo take to their family Paki .ays. "Like YD. Or a good Catho- lic u'oman who won't face her Catholic doctor for hirlh con- Lro' pills. Or the mother of a 15-year-old speeder (ampJict a mine "We're getting a lot of fami- ly groups, people u-ho bring a child in with a scraped leg, Lher. come hack themselves." ALWAYS NEED MO.VKV Health insurance c o v o rs some of the cost of the clinic, but the hunt for financing is perpetual. The clinic runs on govern- ment grants "ami scrounging." It expanded last summer on Opportunities f o r Youth grant and currently is facing another money pinch. Us federal Local Initia- lises Program grant runs out May 31. >rug companies donate drugs and patienls contribute a lillle muni-y, but Paki is hop- ing for another government grunt and, for lung range stability, an out-patients-clinic rating from the province, That would bring steady subsidies. Hospital emergency wards ore overworked, and Paki says community clinics r.in case some of (he pressure, "Things like had toothaches and ingrown toonails can be handled jusl as well al n clinic, 1 caving the emergency clear for serious needs." In every girls' life (here should be n time when she has Ihe opportunity lo make a living ns a waitress in a five and dime. Waitressing is an experience that can jump from being frustrating to amusing in a minute, but still leave a nasty ache at (he end of the day. IlequiiTmcnts ot a good waitress during the time of my enlistment ranged front being nblc to snarl menacingly enough to scare .iwny anything under age 17, put up w'th "I don't know, what would you like and effectively serve, without delay, U hot dogs, 5 burger.s and JG assorted drinks to the bedraggled matinee crowd. Tin; place was insufferably hot in the summer, and un- believably cold in Ihe winter. But the co-workers were a nulty group who could swear al the 'hired help' and then turn around and grin Lo mako you feel less stupid. Helen would scream al you good-naturedly if you rlared to leave her sandwich board with Hie tiniest speck of a crumb, bul put up with it anyway. Norma needed us lo clear up after her at Hie burger and chips side of things, anil heavon help the girl who left an order sitting there too long. Sherry] had a tendency to catch a person off guard and stuff chocolate ice cream her back, unless she was hav- ing a locked-insitle-again bout with the upstairs storeroom, Headier provided Imiphs all round by defying anyone who Iriod to tell her what to do, and topped it off by breaking the odd gallon jug of orange syrup at high noon, in the most crowded section, and gracefully bouncing across (he floor as she slipped in tlie gook. Sara played cook B good deal of the time, and asking (or a little more gravy could result in one spoonful of the stuff sliding the lift and onto your face (unless you moved quickly.; Life as R waitress was best on Friday night, with half hour coffee breaks, and an unauthorized closing lime of ten to nine. Minor problems were ironed out by whoever had. the best solution at tht; lime of crisis, or B quick shrug and an off the cuff "who Compensation for the miserable days, the rotten customers and the staff squabbles, was provided fay our friendly troupa of little old men who came in, regardless ot weather, for after- noon coffee1. The seven of them had been stalwart customers for many long years, and their happy conversations never (ailed to cheer up the girls. Recounted talcs of the old west, they were a IHtla younger and had more zip lo their walk, provided interest- ing listening. Looking hack, the spilt coke, broken dishes, nn-lhn-blink dish washer, had days and Ihe odd gashed or burnrd hand is almost forgotten. U was fun, educational, and paid for weekend entertain- ment, love is... forgetting foOfi maniii'i conk- ing KRESGE'S 'FAMOUS' YEAR ROSE BUSHES Complete assortments ol best varieties nl Ihis one low O'ice! Ready to plant rose hushes in glorious colors! 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