Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, August 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Photographer uses child psychology to capture essence of his subjects Wives together Queen Alia, wife of King Hussein of Jordan, from a distance. The visiting wives and their hus- centre, and Mrs. Zaid Rifai, wife of the Jordanian bands dined with the Trudeaus this week at the prime minister, chat with Margaret Trudeau, wife prime minister's Ottawa residence over- of Prime Minister Trudeau who watches looking the Ottawa river. Attic search yields stamp banner OTTAWA (CP) Attic searches sometimes yield interesting articles but not many compare with a 20-foot banner covered with more than 7.000 stamps found in an attic of the House of Commons Stamps depicting King Edward VII and Queen Victoria, some dating back to 1869. were found on the five-foot- wide banner that was presented to the government more than 40 years ago as a salute to the Crown The banner was put together by George Lamanek of Timmms, Ont Of- ficials are unable to find any record of its presentation but it is believed to have been given to former prime minister R B Bennett in 1930 or 1931 A search for Mr. Lamanek or any of his relatives was unsuccessful Commons postmaster Yvon Lavoie. an avid stamp collector, spotted scores of British one-penny stamps issued in 1869. bearing a portrait of Queen Victoria in the earlier years of her long reign. There were numerous five and seven cent stamps showing King Edward VII. Mr Lavoie said the find was a "strange discovery" but not necessari- ly a valuable one As catalogued, the stamps would fetch about or a stamp The problem was that Mr Lamanek trimmed all the perforated edges from them, greatly diminishing their value Spelled out in stamps in foothigh letters are the names of four governor- Duke of Connaught, Lord Byng of Vimy, Lord Willingdon and the Earl Bessborough. mistitled a duke Also spelled out are "His Majesty the King" and "Sing 0 Canada" along with the names of Prime Ministers Sir Wilfrid Launer, Sir Robert Borden, Mackenzie King and R. B. Bennett. EASTON, Pa. (AP) "What did the photographer do when you had your portrait taken9" "He tickled Mommy." That is how one tot describ- ed for his father the fun of be- ing photographed by Herb Snyder, owner and operator of a local studio. While it is Mommy who gets tickled, the ostrich feather invariably produces a smile on the child's face In 23 years, Snyder has photographed more than 000 children and has a reputa- tion for capturing the essence of his subjects, a success he attributes in part to a measure of child psychology. Young children may be reluctant to smile for a stranger, especially in new surroundings, said Snyder, who takes time to make his small customers feel at home. Youngsters relax in the recep- tion room where a bevy of toys, a slide and even a swing are available. When it's time for the sit- ting. Snyder chats with the children about their favorite TV characters of sports team. For the pre-schooler, he may operate the "tickle an ostrich feather which descends from the ceiling and can be manipulated by the photographer. For the best portrait of your newborn, Snyder suggests waiting until the baby is at least four months old. "We find the child responds well after this age, can raise himself up and has control over his head Snyder's advice to parents who are planning a portrait of their child, includes the following tips less. The younger the child, the less clothing is necessary Babies under six months old look charming with just a diaper, toddlers from six months to one year old photograph well in short pants or dresses and bare feet informal attire. Wrinkle-proof clothes that fit Children accident rates increase during summer WeeWhimsv TORONTO (CP) The accident rate for children increases by 30 per cent in spring and summer, says Helen Haffey. director of medical records at the Hospital for Sick Children. Miss Haffey attributed the increase to a lack of safety precautions and insufficient knowledge of safety rules "At least 500 children are treated here annually follow- ing bicycle accidents, with more than 100 due to collisions with cars or other road vehicles.' she said 1 "Learning road safety regu- lations before tackling rush- hour traffic may help your QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303-Sth Street So. Metcalf Building child to spend the rest of the summer on his of in hospital." Miss Haffey said baseball and football cause the most in- juries of summer sports with hand, arm and leg injuries the most prevalent Five of every six children treated for swimming ac- cidents have head injuries or bruised and bleeding feet, she said In playground accidents, Miss Haffey said head injuries are more common than fric- tion burns or slivers. "Swings are dangerous to toddlers who often suffer blows because they stand too close." Three-quarters of all cut and puncture wounds treated at the hospital every summer could be avoided by adequate footwear. 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