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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2' "V- The Herald--------------------------- Family 'Happy' Rockefeller a unique woman ALBANY, NY full name is Margaretta Filler Murphy Rockefeller but she's known almost universally as Happy She's been compared to the Duchess of Windsor and criti- cized as the reason her hus- band lost a chance at the United States presidency She is feet seven and the kind of woman who is equally at home pouring tea or relax- ing on a country estate Her finishing school year- book noted her bright smile and perpetual good humor Happv Rockefeller, wife of the future vice president, was born in Bryn Mawr. Pa on June 9 1926 the daughter of William Wonderly Filler Jr a millionaire Her parents were divorced when she was 10 and her mother later married George Barlol of 5 nnewood Pa Happy was broughl up in Ihe Philadelphia Main Line socie- ly of money and dislmguished ancestors great- grandfather was Gen George Gordon Meade commander of the Union forces al Gel- tysburg another great- grandfather Edwin Filler, was mayor of Philadelphia m the late 19lh century She atlended Shipley s finishing school for girls, was graduated in 1944 and served as a hospital worker and driver for the American Women s Volunteer Service in Philadelphia She made her debut in that city and married Armv Medical Corps Capt James Slater Murphy in 1948 Ten years later she worked as a volunteer in Nelson Rock- efeller s successful campaign for governor of New York and later joined his staff as a paid employee In 1962 Rockefeller divorc- ed his wife of 31 years and the mother of his five children and announced he would marry Mrs Murphy as soon as possible In April 1963, Happy got her divorce, sign- ing away custody of her four children, and married Rockefeller the following month She Ined laler lo regain cus- tody and losl, but won visita- lion righls She and Rockefeller have Iwo children of Iheir own In 1964, Rockefeller soughl Ihe GOP presidenlial nomi- nalion, losing lo Arizona Sena- tor Barry Goldwaler Many blamed the divorce and com- pared the New York governor lo Ihe Duke of Windsor who gave up the British Ihrone for Ihe woman he loved As Ihe years wenl by, Ihe anger and cnlicism that came with the divorce faded Mrs Rockefeller drew as many cheers as her husband 'Where s Happy9" shouted the crowds at the 1968 Republican convention in Miami Beach Mrs Rockefeller responds eagerly lo lhal kind of acclaim "The people are wonderful and you can'l help bul have a good time." she says The divorce now seems to many an old-fashioned issue First Lady Betly Ford was di vorced from her firsl husband, Presidenl Ford s molher was divorced from his father Returning the returnables As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and this gentleman has found the perfect answer to carting bottles back to the store. A handy little cart, two extra wheels and the world's yours. Tracing family lineage takes time IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL... FOR THE KIDS! WHY NOT BACK TO CHUBCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY? LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15th Avc. and 29th St. S. WOULD BE GLAD TO WELCOME YOU TORONTO (CP) Horse thieves or noblemen7 Who at sometime doesn't wonder what sort of people he or she is descended from7 Don Wilson, an instructor on marriage and family life at Sheridan College in nearby Oakville, started pondering his own Scottish ancestry 20 years ago He became so skill- ed in the hobby of digging into the past that he now is one of Canada's top genealogical researchers For the last five years he has been chief librarian at the Toronto branch of the Gen- ealogical Society at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Sainls It is one of 100 branches of the world's larg- est genealogical library lo- cated al the Mormon church's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah Mr Wilson most fami- lies can trace Iheir lineage back lo Ihe 15lh and 16lh cen- turies when Ihe colleclion of church records became wide- spread in most European countries But he cautions would-be family tree tracers nol lo jump in wilhoul professional guidance "Many beginners lose lime and money by duplicalmg re- search which already is avail- able he said "You have to learn to evaluate your evi- dence or you may find your- self barking up the wrong family tree Wilson suggests that bud- ding genealogists begin at home in tracking down their ancestors The opening pieces of what may seem a gigantic picture puzzle can often be filled in simply by asking relatives when and where grandparents and, if possible, great-grandparenls were born Check family Bibles, Ihey can provide a wealth of mfor- malion on birthdates and maiden names Letters, mar- riage and death certificates in the possession of relatives can get you started on your jour- ney Home sources can often take you back two or Ihree generations, bul then you're on your own in what may seem a complex and m- timidating mire of record sources Mr Wilson advises tracers lo Iry oul Ihe resources of Ihe Sail Lake Cily library firsl It has information on more than 35 million names in compuler storage and more than microfilmed vital slalislics records from counlnes all over Ihe world Copies of microfilm informalion cosl only to cover mailing To see whelher the mam li- brary has material on Ihe counlry you re interested in you can use the file cards at the Toronto branch at 95 Mel- berl Ave One fascmaling aspect ot Iracing your family Iree is that it can confirm or deny long-time family Mr Wilson said Club corner notes} JOIN THE NEW BREED OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS. The time-honored CGA designation can help you to the top in financial management The Certified General Accountant designation after your name denotes professional stature The 5-year training course behind it prepares you for such positions as comptroller vice-president finance or treasurer This course is for candidates with high school matriculation or equivalent training or experience Under certain conditions you may qualify for a shorter course Discuss it now with a CGA Career Counsellor With the time-honored CGA designation your career goals need have no limit EnroliiMftt for tall clotot 10, 1974 or phone for detailed information at once, or use thit information form THE CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS ASSOCIATION PRAIRIE REGION To The Certified General Accountants Association Prairie Region H760 404 Sixth Avenue S W Calgary Alberta T2P OR9 Telephone (403) 265-0813 Please send detailed information on Ihe CGA educational course NAME ADDRESS PHONE iiPot-pourri The family of Mr and Mrs C H Shepherd will hold an an- niversary party in their honor on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, Satur- day, August 31 at 8 p m at the First Baptist Church, 1614 5th Ave S Friends cordially m- viled to attend Lethbridge area Catholic Women's League members will hold a general meeting and convenor's workshop Sun- day at 10 a m in SI Palnck's parish hall Regislralion will be al 9 a m followed by mass Al the convenor's workshop, discussions will include church life, community life, organization, Christian family life, communications and public relations and cultural life Light lunch lo follow The original Pensioners and Senior Cilizens Sociely will meel Wednesday al 2 p m in Southmmster Hall, lllh SI and 4th Avenue S for this meeting only Bingo and lunch to follow The Canadian Ukrainian Youth Association (CYMK) will hold ballroom dance Youth of the United Church CO-ED CAMP WATERTON (CANYON CHURCH CAMP) AUG. 30th-SEPT. 2nd (15Yrs.andUp) Horseback riding, hiking, swimming, baseball, camp- fires, workshops, etc All inclusive 00'" Sponsored by Chinook Cooperative Parish Register by phoning 327-3404 or 327-5294 lessons each Monday and Wednesday at 8 p m in the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, 13th St and 7th Avenue N All interested per- sons welcome For further in- formation contact 328-7500 The Ladies Aid of St Peter and SI Paul's Church will meel Tuesday al 8 p m in Ihe parish hall Hostesses for the evening will be Mary Ferenz and Stella Ferenz Roll call will be members own choice Beginning day for Beta Sigma Phi will be Tuesday al the Bowman Arl Centre, gallery room, al 8 p m Refreshments served by Sigma, enlerlamment by Kap- pa All members welcome The Ladies' Polish Federa- tion will hold a picnic Sunday at the Bruce Jorgensen farm, north of the TV tower Signs will be posted along the road Public cordially invited There will be a meeting for women interested in the art of breast feeding held Tuesday at 8 p m al Ihe home of Mrs Duncan Rand, 629 18 St S For further information contact 327-6308 or 328-1881 The Lethbridge Kiwanis Club will meet Tuesday at 12 p m at Sven Encksen's Fami- ly Restaurant Speaker, Wayne Wendell on aims and objectives of the Alberta Housing Corporation PROBLEM HAIR? We specialize in all types of LADIES'and GIRLS' HAIR AIKO Appointment 327-0150 g HIS HERS INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLING 218-5th Streets, (across from Gait Gardens) JANNIS Thurt. Frl. III! 8 p.m. Lynne Van Luven Hospital hints Hospitals are an okay place to visit, but I'd never want to live in one As a recent scarred, but ambulatory, survivor of one of Lethbndge's Halls of Healing, it occurs to me that one should not merely check into a hospital, expecting a Lourdes-type miracle One should prepare oneself Therefore, here is a cunningly subtitled, "Turning the other cheek for a hypo whilst maintaining mental equilibrium" Point one in pre-hospital psyche-ups television is a great deceiver Don't expect to be met shapely starlet-like nurses or to be wheeled ceremoniously to your private, lavishly ap- pointed room Nor should you expect braces of muscular, hand- some, ever-so-concerned doctors hovering at your bedside or striding assuredly into your room when you take a crucial turn That kind of thing happens only m the febrile minds of TV scriptwriters and hence on "Medical Centre" and Dr Welby Point two: aside from their M D certificates, most doctors are quite ordinary mortals Erase all images of kindly, silver- templed and sagacious family surgeons Smudge up that crystal-clear concept of a moody-but brilliant specialist giving a nick-of-time diagnosis yours is the only North American case of Fungn of the Femur and Lower Tarsus Point three: Bear in mind that doctors and nurses are only human Bear silently observations about their seemingly sub- human ministrations Alter all, sick people can be a whiney bor ing lot Even you might get tired of answering call lights and bleating complaints Point four: constantly remind yourself that the unwritten credo of hospitals is, "Abandon all shreds of human dignity all ye who enter herein" You will soon see this motto practiced close range You will be asked to bare your quaking frame to needles, pokes, jabs, rubs, incisions, sutures and plain clinical scrutiny Draw comfort from the fact that none of these demeaning activities are directed at you personally and that your room mates are just as mortified as you by the strangled groans issuing from within the white curtains shrouding your bed Point five. Expect the worst After all, your doctor may be obsessed with internal (as well as external) cleanliness, thereby earning himself the title along the wards as "Public Enema Number One" It's wise to be prepared for such situations Point six: expect not to like the overcooked, bland and un- imaginative fodder Appearances aside, each tray will carry the requisite nutrition, as specified by Canada's Food Rules So eat and shut up Or eschew, and loose the 10 pounds you re always yakking about If you cooked 431 meals daily, your broccoli probably wouldn't resemble broccoli either Point seven: Show signs of life as soon as possible following anaesthesia and sedation Accept only every other hypodermic preferred to dull your suffering, unless you are wealthy enough to support the demarol habit thus engendered Last and final point: Be much in evidence about the hospital whether it be holding rowdy gatherings in your room if confined to bed, or weaving uncertainly about the halls if am bulatory Pester the nurses Thus, your pleas to be sent home will be met much more receptively Nobody likes a trouble- maker cluttering up vital bedspace P.S.. To date, none of our resident scientific geniuses have invented a pre-warmed bedpan Steel yourself by sitting in buckets of ice for two months prior to hospitalization Big crop expected HELENA, Mont (AP) The Montana Gram Growers Association has predicted the 1974 wheat harvest will be the largest in the state s history The expected level of 134 3 million bushels would be up 39 THE BETTER HALF per cenl from the 1973 harvest Nearly 77 million bushels of hard red winter wheat are expected to be harvested, along with more than 50 million bushels of dark northern spring wheat By Barnes lVNow I know what is meant by rthe feminine touch HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE S A quiz for those who want to lose weight YES NO Hove you longed to attend class reunions D D but passed them up because of your size13 YES NO Do you look around the table at a wedding Q Q hoping there s at least one person heavier than you15 YES NO Do you wear a light raincoat even on the D O hottest days to hide your figure YES NO Vou ever cafcn yourself looking Q Q longingly at people wearing stylish clothes m normal sizes'-' If you ve answerod ves to any of these questions, ihen Weight can help you LETHBRIDGE St Augustine sAngl Church 11 Street and 4 Avenue Tuesdays 1 p m 7 30 p m TABER Civic Centre Thursdays 7 30 p m FRANK Civic Cenfe Thursdays 7 30 p m PINCHER CREEK Town Hall MOndays 7 30 p m f talking, some listening, and a program that XIX TWIlGHTWAlC AN0 Ail ICGlSlfttOTlAOfMARKSOf WdGNt tNlltNATlONAl INC OMAt N Y INfltNAllONAl ;