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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HEKAID Wednesday A'uguil IB. CAC still at grass roots level with new consumer problems B.v SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) Brechin as the new head of Ihc Consumers Association of Can- ada says it continues to tic a grass-roots organization despite membership. Mis, Brcchin, elected lo the demanding job ns president of the more than national voluntary association, easily reeilcs tacts and conclu- sions about a wide range of consumer problems and prod- ucts. But dial's natural. A liome economics she joined the associalion shortly after it was formed in 19-17. She has worked actively in it [or the last 15 years, including four years as chairman of its consumer research commillee deals wilh everything from postal services lo charier flights. One commitlee study she found most interesting was on hearing problems. "Shocking" inadequacies were found in per- sonnel and facilities to help the hard-of-hearing. "I think it really came to grips with the effects of hear- iv met Bicycle safety class under way Handicapped lovers start program for blind VANCOITVER (CP) "You are beautiful1 1 will see for you and you will hear for me." With these words began the love storey between a blind girl, Susan Suzi Hicks, 22, of SI. 1 Louis. Mo., and deaf archiloc- ture student John Robertson, (Robie) i'cholefield, 23, of New Westminster, B.C. "OH THAT SHOULDN'T BE TOO HARD" Participants n the parks and recreation and Alberta Motor Associa lion, sponsored bicycle safety course size up Jhe situation when asked lo slowly manoeuvre iheir cycles between two parallel lines without crossing either of the lines. Them nas a good lurnoiil lo the first day of bicycle safely classes ai three locations in the city. Sponsored jointly by the city's parks and recreation department, and the Alberta Molor Associalion, [he classes are being held this week till Thursday at Wilson Junior High School, Allan Watson and the Lions Centen- nial Park. The mechanical condition of each bicycle will he one of the main points stroked in Ihe classes, according to Ralph Spicer of Ihc AM A. Mechanical details to rje checked in the classes are loose heels, and chains, lights, bell or horn, knowledge of the scr- i ial number, current licence llile. and proper inilation of the tires. An important factor in the proper operation of a bicycle, i according !o Ulr. Spicer. is that the bicycle he the proper size for the child. "A child cannot be expecled tfl handle a bicy- cle which is too large for he savs. Basic Uieory of safe bike han- dling will also be stressed, and the children will he taught that they are under "basically the same regulations as for according to Mr. Spicer. "Parenls sometimes will have no regard for stop signs, and are leading their children inlo j the same said Mr. Spi- i cer. lie went on to say, "these1 children will eventually grow j up, and these classes are a good forerunner to their safety thinking.'' ing 'oss on the adult population and the tremendous amount of money, pain and suffering in- volved because we don't have the personnel to test and evalu- ate hearing loss and prescribe proper hearing ids she says. "We brought the problems wo uncovered lo the consumer affairs It started an interdepartmental coinmit- lee on the subject." The association's work did nol slop there, however. Us provincial groups are pressing for action by provincial gov- ernments lo clear up some of Ihrso problem.; falling under tlicir jlirisdiclion, RAISED ON I'ARM "But il's Lhc f dcral govern- mcnl thai can acl lo get stand- for hearing aids." Mrs. Brechin, born in Nelson, Ont., was raised on dairy farm and sludied home econ- omics in Guclph, Onl., major- ing in bakery technology. For about 10 years, she work- ed for Ihe home economics branch of the Ontario agricul- lure department, Canada Pack- ers Lid. and Ihc T. Eaton Co. She now lives in Etobicoke, Onl., as Mrs. W. A. Brecbin visiting the association's busy Ottawa offices when necessary. She says tho associalion is planning more incmbershio drives lo give it Lhc extra fi- nancing needed lo increase pro- duel lesling and information [t hopes lo report on at least, two Canadian product tcsls year in each issue of i ils magaz: Cic Canadian Consumer. II is published ev- ery two months. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes f j f ilcnaar o- Christian Science lestimony meeting Wednesday at p.m. in church auditorium 1203 j 4lh Avenue South. Everyone j welcome. i Shop SYLBERT'S for your I NEEDS or all ages! BOYS' SAVAGE SHOES Oxfords, Scufr 7oes, Slip ons in block or brown. Sizes 5 to 4. PRICED FROM SENIOR BOYS' SHOES By Savage and Pedwin. Oxfords, Si jps, Buckles, Slip ons, Demi Boots nnd Boots, in black or brown. PRICED FROM MISSES' SHOES By SAVAGE, Leathers, wet looks and suede in black Or brown, navy or red. PRICED FROM r.oo 9 .00 MEN'S SHOES by Gnle, Savage, Pedwin nnd McHalc. 2 tones, black and browns. Brogues, slip-ons, 4 C fifi and oxfords. PRICED FROM U.UU SNOOT BOOTS, BOOTS and COWBOY BOOTS Sucdti and leathers. Mrnps nnd -i fift buckles. PRICED FROM D.UU JOGGERS In leathers, suedes, vinyls. PRICED FROM LADIES' SHOES By Vilalily, Air nnd Oompliict. Many itylei to choose from. 4 s.oo PRICED FROM POOR BOY" BOOTS In and donrrn. PRICED FROM 1 O ftfl 1 TEENERS' SHOES Chunky heels in leathers, suedes and Wet Looks. Crepe sales and composi- tion soles. Colors Brown, black, mtiuve, navy and red. PRICED FROM 12.00 FASHION BOOTS For Ihc young at heart in black, navy or brown Wet Look. PRICED FROM 16.00 SYLBERT'S SHOES 505 4lh Avenue South Who's who? JIONTRAL (CP) Judge Roger Coivimeau of the Quebec Appeal Court has until Septem- ber to decide if men posing as women can be convicted of prostitution. Five alleged trans- vestites recently charged with loitering had their cases thrown out of court but Montreal police say they are compelled to con- tinue making arrests because there are growing numbers ol transvestifes in Motreal. May be bitter Avoid buying green potatoes; [hoy have been exposed to the light and may he bilter. And (hat love affair, with, its special knowledge of deafness and blindness is responsible for founding an organization to j provide help for people sudden-1 ly deprived of sight. It also may lead lo a global cdnca- iton program on hchqlf of Ihe deaf and I lie blind, through the young, if Suzi and Robie have their way. Suzi went h 1 i n d afler she scratched her eye with a mas- i cara brush, and caused such so- rious infection that she was' nacr death for several days. It happened on March 0, It ended in April, 1970, when scar tissue thinned enough for her to be able to see color, and I hen a special contact lense gave her sight again. The person she saw uilhin the minutes of regaining her sight was the one she had loved in blindness. STKANGE NEW WORLD I'd been in with Kobic for a year without knowing what he looked like." The love affair of Suzi and Robie began when she stood alone and blind at the top of steep steps of Webster College in St. Louis, Mo, She was still afraid in the strange new world of darkness. She hoard a male voice: "You are beautiful. I will sec for you and you will hear for me.'1 He could not hear her rich voice, hut could see her chest- nut hair and deep blue eyes. "That's Ihe way I met my she recalled. "He put his arms around me and prom- ised. He would pet Irays of food for me at Alice's res- taurant that's the college cafeteria and he'd pick me up at home in tho morning and take me home at nifilit. It was not long before they were talking of founding a school for the newly blind, and educating the public about the needs ot the deaf for equal op- portunity. With in legal dam- ages received by Suzi from the cosmetic company they have founded the Hicks Scholefield Foundation for the Blind and Deaf. I They spend this summer' in Europe promoting their foundation. Suzie's expe- rience has made her deter- mined to help the newly blind. "f know God gave me back my sight so t h a t I may help others. No one or nothing will slop me. Anything anyone will do to help will be greatly appre- cialed." "Don't begrudge me o little enjoyment now- you'll have your turn getting me up in the morning." Home Recipe Plan Fakes Off Ugly Fat LACQUER FIRST Paint or varnish can be ap- plied over lacquer, but never use lacquer over paint or var- nish. It's simple how quickly one may lose pounds of unsightly iat right in your own hitmc. Make this home recipe yourself. It's easy, no trouble al. all and costs little. Just to your drupetorc and Hfik for Nnriin. Pnur tins into a pint bottle and add cnouph crapufruit juice to fill the boLllc. Take hvo lable-spoonsful twice a tiny aa needed and follow the Naran Reducing Finn. If your first purchase does not show you H simple easy way to lose bvlky fat and help regain slender more Rraceful curves; If reducible pounds and inches of CT.CO.V) fat don't disappear from, chin, arms, abdomen, hips, calves and ankles just return tho empty botlle for your money back. Follow this easy way en- dorsed by ninny who have tried this plan and help bring back al- luring curves and graceful slcndrrness. Note how quickly bloat much better you feel. More alive, vouthful appearing and These Savings COMPLETE befty shop presents JUST ARRIVED! JEANS Zipper fronl, bulton fronl, palch pockets in slripes, pat- terns and assorted colors by H.I.S., LEVIS, WEST COTT. FROM CORDUROY JEANS in new fall shades in hipslers and Bib jeans. 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