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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DEAE ANN LANDERS: A word to that mother who was heartsick because she sent her fine, young son off to the Ivy League and he returned a hippy radical. She blamed the school, his far-out friends and the new move- ment. Perhaps if that mother hadn't been so hell-bent on her son's enrolment there the boy might have gone to a smaller but less prestigious school and not felt compelled to take a point of view diametrically opposed to that of ws par- ents. (They call this Too many parents pressure their children into situations that make them hostile and resentful. When the kids react they are "heartsick." When are parents going to realize not all kids belong at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth and Brown? Seattle D. W. H. DEAR SEATTLE: Amen, Brother. And when are par- ents going to realize not all kids belong in college? To some it merely means a four-year postponement of facing the real expenses paid. Some high school students would be infinitely better off if they enrolled in a trade school and got a part-time job. They just are not suited to campus life as we now know it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Eighteen years ago my brother's wife walked out on him and left him with three little boys under two years' of age. (You read right.) When the oldest, boy was 12, my brother married Bea. He had a pile of bills and the boys were spoiled rotten and hard to handle. Bea should get a medal for the way she pulled that family together. Three weeks ago the boys' mother showed up. For 18 years she never sent a card or picked up a phone to see how they were. They wouldn't have known her if they pass- ed1 her on the street. She had a friend phone my brother to say she was in town and ask if she could see "her boys." He said yes. Bea almost had a heart attack in the living room. The boys looked at their mother as if she were a new neighbor who had dropped in to borrow a cup of sugar. The first thing she said was, "I'm sorry I left you, Bill, but you drank so much I couldn't take it." (You'd have thought she left last week.) He answered "You're right. I was pretty awful." This woman has been hanging around for three weeks and Bea is going out of her mind. My brother, the idiot, is very friendly to his ex-wife and she is awfully nice to the boys so they like her, too. Isn't this terrible? What can we do about Sister DEAR SISTER: Of course it's terrible, but there's noth- ing anybody can do about it. You can only hope Bill wakes up and sees that his loyalty should lie with the woman who helped put his life together. A mother who can dis- appear for eighteen years doesn't deserve a heroine's wel- come. CONFIDENTIAL TO MARRIED TO MR. GO-GO-GO: Try a little Thoreau on him. Tell Mr. Go-Go-Go that a man is rich in relation to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Drinking may be "in" to the kids you run It can put you "out" for keeps. You can cool it and stay popular. Read "Booze And Teen-Agers Only." Send 35 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped enve- lope with your request. Z own Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mor- ris of Cobourg, Ont. are the house-guests of the former's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Morris and attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. T. Earle Morris. Bride elect Miss Margaret Jane (Bunny) Penner was hon- ored at a miscellaneous show- er held at the Oddfellows. Hall. Co-hostesses included the Mes- dames J. Giacomazzi, R. Snow- den, W. Torfason and R, Gil- more. ATTRACTIVE CASE Cover an old coin purse with nylon ruffles, add a tiny ribbon bow or a few seed pearls for trim and you have an attractive ear-ring case. (Calendar cLo oca The Salvation Army Home League will visit the Gait Mus- eum Lives, Tuesday. Those tak- ing the bus are to take No. 2 from downtown at 2 p.m. and all meet in front of the Gait Building. Lunch will follow on the surrounding lawn. Women of both leagues are invited am everyone is welcome. COUNSELLING SERVICE VANCOUVER (CP) Agnes Kripps, Social Credit member of the British Columbia legislature for Vancouver South, has urged establishment of a mobile coun- selling service for young people throughout the province. Mrs Kripps says her proposed "op- portunity caravan" could prov- ide information in such areas as education, jobs and drag abuse. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Working fora living is ridiculous...It was a lousy break for me when this country decided against having royalty." WATER CONDITIONING (Lclh.) LTD. 120D North M.M. Drlv. Ph. 327-7167 -Monday, Auguil 10, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RECEIVES SPECIAL HONOR Victor G. Jacobsen, storekeeper for CP Rail in Lethbridge displays the gold pass which was presented io him in recognition for 50 years continuous service. Making the presentation was j. D. Cunningham, Calgary luperintendent of stores for the Pacific Region for Graham Lawson, manager of stores, Montreal. At right is J. K. McClean master mechanic for Lethbridge division. This is the first time the award has been made in the city. Wheelchair Service For Nikka Yuko Tlie-Lethbridge Branch of the Red Cross Society is organizing wheel chair service for am- mlatory patients in the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden. Gay Nakamura, Lethbridge student, has been appointed di- rector of the service which will be run by volunteers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday though Friday. There will be no out-of-pocket expenses for the volunteer staff as lunches, transportation and other necessities will be pro- vided. Funds are made available through the Department of Manpower and Immigration. Tours from nursing homes, auxiliary hospitals as well as people from their own homes will also be aided by tin's staff. Those wishing to volunteer for sendee are requested to call Gay Nakamura at 328-2411. Child Won't Talk With Silent Mom TORONTO (CP) Mothers must talk frequently to their children to prevent them from laving language difficulty, says Dr. Alex Bannatyne, director of the Bannatyne Learning Centre, Miami, Fla. The psychologist told the Ca- nadian Association for Children with Learning Disabilities Thursday that many children lave language ,en and they have disiri- :erested, depressed or angry mothers. He told of one woman who was depressed because her old- est son was killed and then her 'aiiher died. She rarely spoke to ler other son. By the age of nine the boy could not read and lardiy spoke. He said children often ten away from words when they lave angry mothers who use abusive language. It was essen- ial that a child be spoken to frequently up to the age cf four. After the age of six it was more difficult to teach a child anguage skills although some can be salvaged at kindergarten ;ven though they come from si- ent or abusive homes. Bui for many such children earning English is like learning a new language. Teachers who tv-ere fluent forgot they them- elves had trouble in learning new words, just as the children do. Dr. Bannatyne criticized the delay in teaching a second lan- guage until a child reaches high chool. Children learned lan- guage through their eats. He told of the children of a riend of his who are truly tri- ingual and switch from lan- guage to language without mix- ing them up. One parent is Eng- lish, (lie other is German and the family lives in the French- speaking section of Switzerland. "They had no formal train- he said. "It was just a case of people talking to them." Another speaker, Dr. Edward Frierson of the Nashville Learn- ing Centre, Nashville, Tenn., said there were sometimes sub- K i impairments in school chil- dren of which teachers should be aware. Teachers knew something was wrong but preferred to think the children could do better if they worked hard. They did not real- ize there were sometimes inher- ent differences in the nervous system that can interfere with learning. LA. TO F.O.E. BINGO Monday, Aug. 10 JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cardi {Many other extras) Regular Cards 25e or 5 for 13th St. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed Coupon Day Tuesday, Aug. llth The specials offered by these leading Lethbridge Merchants available only upon presentation of their coupon Special prices in effect until Wed, Closing Aug. 12th (unless otherwise CLIP AND SAVE See Page 3 for More Coupons BRAKE RELINE Special! RUSSIAN MADE-EXTRA LONG RANGE 12 GUAGE SHOTGUN SHELLS Recommended for, double, single, and Super Imposed Shotguns. Reg. 2.99 box WITH COUPON, BOX PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY OFFER EXPIRES p.m. WEDNESDAY I Special! RAY-0-VAC HOLIDAY SAFETY KIT LANTERN 2.99 BATTERY 1.99 FIRST AID KIT 1.98 Regular Value ____ 6.96 SPECIAL 5.96 WITH COUPON HARDWARE Special! GLADIOLI ARRANGEMENTS Regular WITH COUPON, ONLY CASH AND CARRY. FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 95 miics Beline and install bonded brake linings Check wheel cylinders Check master cylinder, brake hose, front bearings nnd seals Repack front wheel bearings c North Lethbridge Mo-Tires Cor. 3rd Ave. and 13th St. N. Phone 327-3181 606-608 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-5767 BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPER SPECIAL! I QUART THERMOS With 3 cup tops and handle Reg. 4.89 WITH COUPON PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY Offer expires p.m. Wednesday DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S., Phone 327-5767 BERT MAC'S "Your Cycle Centre Of TKe South" 4 Alrf OFF ALL lino BICYCLE ACCESSORIES With the presentation of this coupon Bert Mac's Cycle Ltd. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 OVER 300 BICYCLES IN STOCK 'SERVING SOUTH ALBERTA FOR OVER 30 YEARS' OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Till 9 P.M. Special! SOLID STATE FLEETWOOD MANTEL RADIO Modern Styling in Assorted Colors. Reg. 17.95 volue. 5 DAYS ONLY, WITH COUPON PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY 13 ,95 TV and APPLIANCES rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 ;