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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Family close during the presidential years Pat never was a life she would have chosen WASHINGTON (AP) It was "Pat and Dick" in American politics for more than 28 years. But Pat Nixon said it never was a life she would have chosen. Watergate was one of a series of crises that Mrs. Nixon endured, staunchly defending her husband and expressing her "complete faith that everything's going to be all right." Mrs. Nixon had hoped for a happy retire- ment in California after her husband finished his second term. They purchased their San Clemente home with that in mind. Mrs. Nixon preferred it over other presidential retreats. The years when Nixon was out of politics, living in California and New York City, were the ones Mrs. Nixon is said to have enjoyed most. Once in the White House when asked if she wanted her daughter Tricia to marry a poli- tician, Mrs. Nixon startled reporters by replying: "I'd feel sorry for her if she ever married anyone in politics." When a reporter suggested "you've had a good life." Mrs. Nixon raised her eyebrows and said, "I just don't tell all." There had been no talk of a life of politics in 1940 when she married Dick Nixon, a young lawyer from Whittier, Calif., where she was teaching high school. But when Nixon returned from duty as a navy officer during the Second World War and was asked to run for Congress, Pat back- ed him. She even provided money from sav- ings she 'hoped would go into buying her. dream house. Once her husband made up his mind to enter politics, Mrs. Nixon said, "The only thing that I could do was to help him, but it would not have been a life that I would have chosen." Born Thelma Catherine Ryan in Ely, Nevada, on March 16, 1912, the eve of St. Patrick's Day, she was nicknamed Pat by her Irish-American father, William Ryan. The name stuck. And Mrs. Nixon always cele- brated her birthday on St. Patrick's Day thereafter. Having come from huiable beginnings, Mrs. Nixon always expressed her belief in the American dream. "People from humble cir- cumstances can through sheer hard work go up the she said. And it was what she did. Her father, a Nevada miner, moved his family to a small farm in Artesia, Calif., where Pat grew up. Her German-immigrant mother, Kat Halberstadt Bender, died when Pat was 13. Pat took over housekeeping for her father and two brothers. Her father died when she was 19. Pat dropped out of school for two years after high school and worked to earn enough money to go through college. She took jobs as X-ray technician, department store clerk, re- searcher and movie extra, playing bit parts in Smalltown Girl and Becky Sharp. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, where she majored in merchandising. Pat planened to be a buyer. But an offer to teach commercial subjects at Whittier High School came along and she took it. She met Nixon in Whittier at tryouts for a community theatre play and were married two years later on June in a Quaker ceremony at Riverside, Calif. After the war, Pat saw her husband elected congressman, senator and vice president. She campaigned by his side every step of the way. No matter what happened in their political lives, Pat Nixon steadfastly backed her husband. In his defence against the impact of Watergate, Nixon publically recalled that "Pat and I shared many great moments and some difficult moments." He said his wife was at her "very best when the going was toughest." It was Pat's "good old Republican cloth coat" that Nixon had used in his defence against charges that he had a secret political fund during the 1952 election cam- paign. After that election crisis, close associates reported that Mrs. Nixon lost her taste for politics. Later, she took Nixon's defeat in the 1960 presidential race against John Kenndey tear- fully. There were reports she urged Nixon not to enter the unsuccessful 1962 California gubernatorial race and hoped he would retire from politics afterwards. Mrs. Nixon was 62 when Nixon started his second term, one of the nation's oldest First Ladies. Since Nixon's first election to the presidency in 1968, both daughters were married. The youngest, Julie, was married in December 1968 to David Eisenhower, grandson of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with whom Nixon served two terms as vice president. Her oldest daughter, Tricia, became the wife of a young Harvard law student, Edward Cox, in a White House garden wedding in June 1971. The Nixcns were a close family during the presidential years. Their daughters frequent- ly visited the White House and presidential vacation spots at Camp David Md., Key Biscayne, Fla., and San Clemente. As Nixon's Watergate troubles mounted, Mrs. Nixon reduced her activities and travels. Once when asked what she thought about people who criticized her husband, Mrs. Nixon said: "I think they're wrong." She was well liked and admired around the world and displayed a warm, friendly dis- position. She earned a reputation as a goodwill ambassador. She went on worldwide travels with Nixon and on her own to 76 countries. Residents spend time singing for handicapped i TORONTO (CP) Some 1.- 500 Ontario residents spend their leisure time singing their hearts out for han- dicapped children. The Ontario Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing, only all-Canadian unit of the 15-chapter United States- based organization, raises money for children wit.i speech difficulties. The fees they collect for close-harmony renditions of old favorites like Down By the Old Mill Stream send the youngsters to the Institute of Logbpedics in Wichita. Kan., one of the world's largest treatment centres for speech deformities in multiple- handicapped children. It costs to send a child to the institute for a year. '.'We Sing That They Shall Speak" is the society's motto. The Alberta Chiropractic Association Welcomes... GARY W. COOPER No. 308 Professional Building 740 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge Phone 327-6567 Its members sing to spread the message that children with speech difficulties can be helped to live communicative and functional lives. In 1964, the organization adopted the institute as its unified service project, work- ing on the theory mat it is better to give money to one needy centre than spread ftrnds thinly over many charities. The Ontario chapter has provided almost "People often ask why we are financing an American in- stitute." said George'Shields, past president of the Ontario society. "I want to make it clear that the money we raise goes toward sending Canadian children to the institute. Since 1965 his branch in the borough of East York has placed three youngsters at the centre. The Ontario Society also subsidizes two Ontario students in a graduate course in speech therapy at the University of Kansas. FABRIC SALE BUCK-A-YARD Assorted fabrics. 2000 yds. r 1 oo Yd. [JERSEY 45" prints and 99 Wide variety I Yd. POLY-COTTON KNITS 199 100% acrylic plaid. Ideal OQQ for slacks, skirts, jackets, J" rtr b Yd COTTON Dan River pink plaid. 50% cotton, 50% poly 1 549 Yd. POLYESTERS 60" prints and plains. Values to Remnants 1-3 yds. J Rftg 99 yrt Yd, I Watch For New Fall Fabrics Beginning To Arrive Fanny's The New Home of PFAFF SEWING MACHINES Fit IT IT FABBIC A n n I o FACTORY House in the trees Bruce Crum stands on the porch of a two-storey tree house he and four college buddies builf in a rural Brownsburg, Ind., oak. They estimate the pro- ject cost Modern medical centre v proposed in rural India LETHBRIDGE LTD. The Largest Selection m Lerhbndge 1239 2nd Avenue S. (Old John Deere Bldg.) Phone 329-3355 Monday thru Saturday a.m. to p.m Thursday and Friday a.m. to p m By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) A 26 year old Canadian woman and her Indian husband hope to set up a modern medical centre in rural India. Alice and Niranjan Gupta, both doctors, are currently visiting several provinces to select a suitable village for their experiment. Mrs. Gupta, formerly Alice L. Thomas of Toronto and San Francisco, met and married her husband during a trip to New York two years ago. They worked for 18 months in several cities in the United States and Canada but finally .chose to settle in India. "Most probably we will set- tle in the Nilgiri Mountains of south said Mrs. Gupta. 'The town of Ooty there has a fine climate and we hope to select a village not far from it." The Guptas' decision to work in India was prompted by reports that what has come to be known as the back-to- the-village movement has gained momentum in recent months. They were told by the Indian embassy in Washington that more and more qualified Indians now are keen on getting rural jobs. The Guptas found during visits to rural centres in Tamil Nadu, Orissa, West Bengal, Punjab and other provinces that an increasing number of Indian teachers, engineers and nurses are applying for jobs in smaller towns and even in remote vil- lages. "Perhaps this has something to do with the high cost of living in Indian WeeWhimsv dnd get a band-0 id, dad, "8 Billy Drover wM MM ttw for quota. your quotation to commented Mrs. Gupta, who describes herself an an Indo- Canadian. She said she is also surpris- ed to find that many of the smaller towns have well- equipped medical centres, though this is not the case in most villages. The Guptas already have persuaded two Indian and half a. dozen nurses to join them. I They hope to invest about in the project. The health ministry of Tamil Nadu province has promised to pro- vide a 20-acre plot besides other facilities such as electricity and .water at concessional rates for the first five years. Looking graceful in an In- dian sari, Mrs. Gupta said ad- justment to Indian conditions of living may not be difficult. "I have always taken an in- terest in Hindu philosophy and she said. "In fact, I met Niranjan at a Hindu music festival in New York." If all goes well, the Guptas hope to persuade some young Canadians to join them in the Nilgm Mountains. -The Herald Family The Homemaker By LINDA WHITSON District Home Economist in training Pass the potatoes are familiar words but they are being heard less and less often. People accuse potatoes of being fattening, full of starch or a boring food. The Potatoe Protests and the Canada Food Guide recommends them being eaten once a day. Potatoes pack more than calories under their brown skin a good portion of the daily vitamin C quota along with some of the B vitamins. iron and other nutrients. And potatoes need not be fattening a medium sized potato contains no more calories than an apple or banana and less calories than a serving of rice or macaroni. If you are watching weight, watch what you put on the potatoes! Its the gravy, butter or sour cream that piles up the calories. Also remember any food is fattening if we eat enough of it. and its the total of all the foods we eat that adds the pounds. To retain the maximum amount of nutrients, potatoes should be baked or boiled in their skins or french fried. Mashed and scalloped potatoes lose some of their vitamin C during cooking and continue to lose more if allow- ed to stand. Peeling ahead of time and soaking in water also means loss of vitamins. Here's a couple of recipes to try to get your farr.ily turned back on to potatoes. Stuffed baked potatoes 6 baked potatoes 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper cup milk Cut a slice from top of each potato and scoop out center, leaving shell intact. Mash, add remaining ingredients and refill shells. Heat 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Six servings. Seasoned stuffed potatoes Add two tablespoons (or more) raw or sauteed onion to potato filling. Mix mashed potatoes with sour cream instead of milk and add chopped green onions or chives. Stuffed potatoes with cheese, meat or vegetables Stir :'-.j cup grated Cheddar cheese or one cup diced ham into potato' filling. Add six slices fried bacon, crumbled, and or '2 pound sauteed mushrooms to potato filling. Combine filling with IVz cups cooked mixed vegetables and 11 teaspoon marjoram. Fluffy stuffed potatoes Combine two beaten eggs and two tablespoons cream: blend into potato filling. Egg-stuffed potatoes Refill shells, forming a inch ring around opening. Add one teaspoon butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then, break an egg into each hollow. Bake about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Garnish with bacon. potatoes with dill 12 small new potatoes 1 teaspoon dill seed 2 tablespoons butter I tablespoon flour I1 teaspoon salt 11 teaspoon pepper '2 cup light cream 'a cup potato liquid 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Scrub potatoes, cook with dill seed in boiling salted water (one cup water, one teaspoon salt) until just tender (15 to 20 Drain, reserving liquid. Melt butter, stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add combined cream and liquid. Cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice. Pour sauce over potatoes and sprinkle with parsley. Six servings. AGE-OLD PEP FOOD Athletes have eaten honey as quick-energy food since the original Olympic Games. STATIONARY ENGINEERS CLASS CLASS required for South Central Alberta Processing Plant Competitive Wages Excellent company benefits Smaller Town Benefits For further information please contact: (Wilf Mass) Canada Manpower Centre 419-7th St. S. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta Telephone: 327-8535 ;