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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Shepherdess loves 7065 wild places RIO BLXNCO Colo (AP) She rides up into the high countrv with her sheep a girl alone with the quivering aspen pinon pine, the lush grass the quick little streams the crystal lakes that mirror the endless skv Things aie simpler You kind ot know own mind she savs There aren t all the little hassles It s easier to tell light iiom wrong kven three davs or so her bosN dus Halandras who owns the sheep rides up with groceries but the rest of the time Lauia 23 is alone with her charges hat is the blue daughter ot a weallhv La Jolla Calif family doing up here' She fell in love with the land with the id a of raising and caring tor these small ser ot man Her tamih used to summer in this> wild place and that was how >he met Gus and begged him tor a job shepherding his sheep I ve born those babies she told him I think I tan raise them riding over the high meadows of wild grass moving the sheep to new pasture everv dav shielding them from coyote and bear She carries a 30-30 ntle seldom has had the op- portunity to use it She sleeps mostly in a sheep wagon with a sign over the door that says Home Other ranchers have asked me to work tor them There s not much muscle involved in this business Ranchers seem to realize gals are more reliable or conscientious A lot of the old sheeoherders are retiring and no one seems to vvant this job Last summer she ran 2 300 sheep in these mile high alti- tudes When there are coyotes around she sleeps out in a sleeping bag The fire would scare away the predators before she could get at them Then there s the constant job oi acting as her own vet She treats the sheep for maggots and mends their wounds when the covotes have been active or the bear s been messm around with the lambs Art student enters contest 'just for heck of it9 Young cartoonist outdraws professionals NEW YORK (NEA) Just for the heck of it 19-vear-old Steve Brodner a second year art student at New York's Cooper Union entered a recent cartoon contest sponsored bv The Population Institute, an organization concerned with the dangers of over-population Two hundred and fifty other cartoonists also entered, including Charles Addams and "Doonesburv creator Gary Trudeau but Brodner beat them all to the 500 first prize with his unfilled depiction of a globe graduallv over-peopling itself to death Short thin with blue eyes, reddish hair and a certain kinship to Woodv Allen, Brodner sat confidenth in the offices of The Population Institute overlooking the East River and undertook this interview belligerently I don 11'ke he said I used to do it for mv high school paper and now that I ve been interviewed I like it a lot less The brashness, however, doesn t quite conceal the somewhat apprehensive personality underneath And Herald Youth despite the one liner pattern he quickly sets for fielding even the most innocuous question (Q What does your father do9 A I really don t know) Brodner speaks candidly about himself and his art I don t know what my father does he explains because my parents have been divorced for 10 years and I don't see much of him My mother, however, is a statistical analyst which is a very nice way of describing a secretary who s made it She s a pretty incredible woman and there s 'V iSf.Ajt Nowhere to stay and after a forest fire it'll be a few decades before to. Wild fires have destroyed many a favorite campsite, and largely due to human carelessness. Put a few safety precautions on your camping list, like not setting fires near dry grass and trees, and dousing all fires thoroughly with water and dirt, and stir before leaving. Think of your forests today, and you'll be welcome back next year. no one 1 respect more Born and bred in Brooklyn I ve never been farther west than Nutley New Jersey scribbmg is something Brodner always did, and by the time he entered Tilden High School, he was using editorial cartoons to communicate 'I've always a big mouth and a great deal of trouble adjusting to things as they are His idols in art range from Daumier in whose work he sees a tremendous amount of strength and power to Goya to Thomas Nast Nast was drawing at the time Boss Tweed was in power he says and his job every day was to pick apart Tweed in tferper s magazine The functions INast served his style and what he accomplished are things that should be aimed for Brodner s sense of dispassionate commentary however is acute I want you to know he says heatedly when asked about cartoons of his which are critical of President That if I felt Nixon had done something commendable I would show that You must go after the news and what s happening You must not be prejudiced It s rare when I say anything good about Nixon but as a journalist I have to be fair When he graduates from Cooper Union in two years he might work for a newspaper and then again he might not Right now I m fascinated with motion pictures I m just enchanted by the process the way things can be cap tured and held forever I like Chaplin and Keaton a lot Those two fellows made very stark and definite statements through humor and that shows in a sense what cartooning is about And what life is about is no laughing matter he says You ve got to keep an over view of things Reporter's column finds homes for adoptive children TORONTO (CP) What began as a three week experi ment 10 ago has become a lifetime passion for Helen >he reporter whose Today s Child column has found homes for thousands ol hildren The adoption picture in On- tario has been altered in the 10 years since Andrew MacFar lane then managing editor of the old Toronto Telegram asked Miss Allen to write a trial run ol columns designed to acquaint the public with hard to place children available for adoption Today older children handicapped children and those with mixed blood are routinely adopted The Telegram stopped pub lishmg in 1971 but Today s Child continues to appear in 24 daily newspapers and 155 Lawyer discusses marijuana CALGARY (CP) Delegates to a youth congress here were told this week they could be arrested for possession of marijuana if they are found by police to be with a group in which only one person actually possess the drug Calgary Lawyer Stan Church told delegates attending the 18th Annual Stampede Youth Congress that police can arrest everyone they find m a group where one member of the group has an illegal possession Mr Church said the onus rests on each member of that group to prove he did not know about the presence of the drug He warned the 80 teenage delegates that a person with a criminal record can be denied immigration to another country, denied admission to law or medical schools, and denied bonding and many jobs which require bonding as a condition of employment weeklies Conservative es Umatts place the number of children the column found homes for bv the end of 1973 at about h 500 "Niothing I have ever done has given me the satisfaction that 1 receive from Todav s Child savs Miss Allen who now is employed bv the On- tario ministry of community and serial services The most satisfying PV penence of mv life and high- light oi mv career m adoptive work said Miss Allen was the adoption of four year old born with neither arms nor legs Mark s parents decided onlv an institution could provide him with the care and attention they felt they could not provide in a family setting Miss Allen featured Mark in her column and 50 couples offered to adopt him Today at 6 Mark is attending kindergarten settled in his new home with two older brothers and a sist-r More than 100 persons also replied to a call for a family to adopt a group of seven sisters Retarded children have found homes through the column nine in 1972 Recently a child with Down s Svndrome (mongolism) found a family Miss Allen s description of pqc h child is frank and per- sonal I try very hard to tell the story so that the child will emerge as an individual People sav a child shouldn t be labelled but in the early days of Today s Child our descriptions weren t extensive or honest enough In one instance 40 or 50 families applied to adopt an attractive eight-year-old boy but all fell by the wajs'de when they learned he was a slow learner Public honors also have come her way Ten months alter the column began she was awarded an Ontario government special citation by former premier John Robarts In 1971 the federal government recognized her contributions after she was awarded the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada During your leisure hours this summer... pass the time playing a GUITAR Wt have a good selection to choose from. 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