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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta U _ THE IETKBRIDGE HERAIO Frirfiiy, Au0ust IB, 1972 Lily hopes story may liclp ollit _ Long history of tragedy for designer MONTREAL (CP) 'Hie vibranllv-hucd, swing sports- wear Lily Dec designs today bears little resemblance to her first creation a midi coat fashioned from a woolly, dyed army blanket. But then tbe lady herself lias came a long way. "I have been a refugee, i happily married woman living in a 'bungalow, a single par- ent, a Miss Dee says philosophically. ''If experience made a person rich, I would be a millionaire. "I don't often think of tbe dark days and 1 have really preferred not to talk of them until now. But lately I have been thinking that perhaps my story might help someone else. If it does, then it is worth tell- ing." Miss Dee was born in Komar- no, Czechoslovakia, anil enjoy- ed what she says was a normal, happy childhood. ARC 1G mark-, I ed the first deliberate I j point in her life. "One (lay 1 looked at myself in the mirror and I said 'Lily, you are not pretty and you arc not rich. You hart bettor be smart.' "It was during tbe Second World War and naturally there were no clothes or fabrics in tbe stores. At 16. though, 1 was desperate to look as pretty as possible, and so I improvised." USED BLANKET Her imagination look her to an old U.S. army blanket, which she dyed black and cut into a princess-line. inidi-K'iislh coat which she wove for the next 10 years. "I wish 1 bad it now." she teases. "It would be right in style." But what might have besn a budding career was edged aside THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Step on the scales and see if the actual pounds correspond to the weight you've been throwing around lately." REMFMBER THE SONGS OF TEMPERANCE? From the 1820s to 1920i, rhymes and longi were important weapon) in the croil-counlry tiohl for prohibition. Weekend Magazine Ihii Saturday brinai you a tollection of these temperance longt which lold whal prohibition ii all aboul, to nomo but "Father's A Drunkard And Mother Is Dead." IN YOUR UTHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE when Miss Dec married and iiid a son, now 23. By then it 19-18. Czechoslovakia was mulcr Ilussian domination and I he young couple decided they could r.ot live in a Communist system. One night, she recalls, they simply locked their door and disappeared. Travelling Ihrongh Hie nights, hiding during the days, they crossed Hie borders into Aus- tria Germany and then France. Once ii: Paris, they found a room in a refugee hotel and spent the next is months ob- aiuing papers to enter Canada. Toronto became their new home and a suburban bungalow the focus of existence for Miss Dec her husband, son and a new' daughter. Things were go- ing so well they decided to take [a real vacation, leaving the children with relatives. HUSBAND KIl.W.l) But there was an accident on Hie way to the airport. Her hus- >and was killed and Miss Dee In-own through the windshield Her face was "a shambles, many bones broken, the righ arm crushed and her vision impaired. It was nine months bcf'-'-i doctors could pronounce tin arm, held together with n cast and steel pins, saved. Another nine monlhs passed before they declared Lily Dee fit. After considering various of earning a living, Miss Dee turned once again to de- signing. Following a one-year course at Toronto's Gallasso School of Design, she sold the bungalow and moved to Mont- real, Jobs were not hard to find, problems with household hflp were solved when the children grew old enough for boarding school and "somehow we all Five years ago, she remar- ried and felt the weight of sin- gle-parenthood begin to lift. In 1970, tired of being a journcy- I man designer, Miss Dee re- tired. But two days later, free now lo regard deslgrang as an art rather than a necessary means of earning money, she spotted a job advertisement which sounded appealing. An inteniew followed an she was hired to create a image for tbe fashion firm of Bilhoquet Inc. Her retirement had lasted five days. Polio victim to remain! Ann Landers Cheaper meat cuts can taste great UNA W CAIU.n TORONTO Eigblee car-old Lina Di Carlo h; >ecn granted her wish for andcd immigrant status in Canada thanks to Immigra- ion Minister Bryco Mackasey. Mr. Mackasey announced in Ottawa that he vas using his ministerial dis- cretion to make Lina an ex- ception to the rule that persons with severe physical handicaps are not permitted into Canada on a permanent basis. The girl faced deportation to Italy under that rule because she is confined to a wheelchair after contracting polio as in in- fant. She has been living in To- ronto on a temporary permit since arriving here in IMS. LinaT who is currently vaca- tioning at the Blue Mountain camp for crippled children near CollLngwood, Onl., was elated wlien told the news, "That means I can get my disability pension and finish 13, and go to university and get a job and support my self and it's she said. UKAFl ANN LANDERS: Thirty years ago the San Fran- cisco Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals launched a 'campaign to trade guns For cameras. The society gave a camera lo every child who turned in a weapon. Most weapons were air rifles or :a calibre rifles, Large numbers were received and taken out of circulation. The campaign was considered a big success. The idea of course, was to protect small animals, birds and an occasional human who fell victim to the dubious skill of a young marksman. A camera, it was believed, would substitute a constructive pastime tor one that often led to suffering. Times have changed. Today, thanks lo modern science, a careless photographer armed with nothing hut a camera can visit death on a deer, fish, or bis own dog. The harm is done by poisonous chemicals in the pccled-off film of the finished print. Unaware of this, most photographers discard Hie film wherever they happen to take the picture. A com- mittee of concerned citizens interested in saving wildlife learn- that nearly 400 hoofed animals and thousands of fish die every year ir. our national parks poisoned by careless photog- raphers. The solution is simple. Those who use an instant cam- era should carry a litter bag or put the discarded Film in their and dispose of it safely on return. Oakland Header DEAIi OAK: I am printing your letter to educate my readers but not in tiie way that you think. The lesson here is DON'T UIOL1KVB EVERYTHING you hear or read. The information contained in your letter is completely false. Both the National Park Service and tlic U.S. Forest Service are co-operating with Polaroid to correct a completely cockeyed news story which has been circulating all over the country. The story was published in many reputable news- papers and wildlife magazines put out by highly respectable organizations such as the Sierra Club. Polaroid has conducted extensive .tests on the discarded film material and all results show that (he negative tabs do not contain hazardous substances. The Polaroid Company investigated many animal deaths which allegedly resulted from poisoning by the discarded film. It was determined that tiicse animals died from physical blockage of the digestive tract, a result of eating paper cups, candy wrappers, and newspapers. They were not poisoned by discarded film. To encourage camera owners to dispose of discard material properly, Polaroid has made a technical change in the Foil wrap around the pack. It zips open and lie- comes a litter bag. So the problem isn't cameras or candy wrappers. It's the human slob who throws his trash around. I'd like to sec the SPCA go back lo substituting cameras for guns. It's a great idea. TORONTO extend your knowledge and I he range and variety of your meals, you need a good cook book. "Not everyone realizes you can make the less expensive cuts taste simply wonderful. A lot of people are missing fla- vor by not trying those cuts, though women do need to be aware that if they're saving on the cut of meat, then it doesn't make a lot of sense to add expensive ingredients when they cook it." A few herbs, perhaps, garlic, and some carrots or onions can Iw used to flavor most slow-cooking meals. If you arc cooking a pot roast, Miss Ciagcn suggests using con- somme or tomato juice as the liquid, or adding fresh toma- toes in season. If you buy a so-called Lon- don'in oil, usually a flank or chuck steak, she suggests cooking it just to rare, tlicn slicing it diagnoally, ex- tremely thin, to serve. "You cati use a chuck-steak cut on the barbecue. Wrap it in foil with vegetables and give it a good, long cooking. "You can also do braising ribs on the barbecue. I use a meat lemlcrizcr, but you don't have She says tbe price of prime beef usually rises in summer because of the demand for bin-hearing, and says you may find bargains in oilier beef cuts then. Those chicken v.ings can be stewed or baked. "I put on oil, powdered gin- ger, garlic salt, soy sauce and monosociium glutimalc, cover them and bake lliem. I've served them to guests and they've been so enthusiastic I've been embarrassed, be- cause it's so easy." She says utility turkey, Cor- nish bens and chickens are an inexpensive meat people don't understand. 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX Please send inquiries and requests to Landers Reader- mail Department, Chicago Sun Times-Daily News, 401 North Wabash Avc., Chicago, III. 60611. ______ Back-to-School Perm Special! For Mother and Daughter In effect August 15th to September 2ndl Regular Regular Regular Regular 2000 15.00 12.50 10.00 1250 510 6 Qualified Operators to Serve Youl B J Hair Stylings Salon Ltd. 504 4lh Avenue S. Phone 328-3650 Weekend Features 09 GUARANTEED MEATS 1 ROUND STEAK or ROAST or RUMP ROAST Ice Cr63ro 61 Coffee CANADA CHOICE CANADA GOOD BEEF OUTSPAN NABOB Fine or Regular Grind 1-lb. bag ORANGES K 6lh Slrcct Soulh, (Downtown) 2025 Mayor Mogialh Drivo (Collego Mull) 324 Mayor Mngrnlh Open Daily a.m. lo 6 p.m. Ihuri. ami fri. 9 a.m. lo 1 p.m KRAFT VELVEETA CHEEZE 2-LB. PKG. ROBIN HOOD :LOUF 20-lb. bag "Originated in Alberta for Alborrans" ;