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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DEAR ANN I am not much of a writer but have something to say that night help a tot of people. fix up my Eng- lish and print my letter. I am 29 years old and have some advice for bed-welters. At least nine out of ten' bsd-wet- ters would like to blame their bladder or their but the problem is rarely phys- ical. It's almost always emo- tional. My parents used to fight something awful. The scream- ing was terrible. One night there was a bad accident. All five of us were put thco a children's home. My older sister stopped wetting her bed a few months later. My younger brothers and I kept on. I was spanked and made to wash the bedshsels by hand. I even had my face rubbed with the wet sheets. I was threatened .and told I would have to sleep in the bathtub with no pillows or blankets. For one week they woke me up all night long at three- hour interval. It didn't help. The bed was in the morn- ing. One day a wonderful teach- er told me that worrying and being afraid of things didn't solve problems. She suggest- that I train myself to re- lax at night and put every- DEAR ANN I read with interest your let- ters about e 1 or I am married to one and I can tell you it's more than a nui- sance. It's a threat to our marriage. My wife is on the phone when I come from I usually take the dinner off tha stove or out of the oven and eat with the kids. She waves at me when I come into the kitchen but she makes na move to get off the phone. Many evenings I bathe the kids and put them to bed be- cause my wife is busy yak- king. She claims our marriage is failing because of lack of DEAR ANN For seven rotten years I had a serious drinking but refused to admit it. I felt lousy most of the time and blamed every- body around me. I kept run- ning to doctors telling them everything but the truth. Fin- I ran out of excuses and faced up to it. I was a drunk. Yes that beautifully dress- ed Mrs. wife Oi one of the town's most success- ful men the mother of those attractive children an or- everyday drurk. fine the line between and I was feeling unusually low when I read a letter from another drunk who said she DEAR ANN Our daughter has been complaining for two years that we aren't her grow up. She sold us on an experiment to prove she is mature and can be treat- ed like an adult. On her 14th birthday we agreed to give her S700 she promised to deposit in a chequing account. She was expected to buy her own lunches whatever sho neersd cr wanted. Six later we were to put in another S'700. Less than three months thing out of my mind except comforting thoughts. She told me to talk to to and then to wiggle them and rest. and relax. and so on. Then she told me to concentrate on my pillow soft and comfortable it was. my how firm and smooth. Then the how fluffy and warm. Finally I would be completely relaxed and fall aslaep. She suggested light exer- cise before going to bed and sometimes a cup of waTA milk. It all helped. To every I say You can't expect the problem to disappear overnight. And you can 02 sure there will be perisdic re- but dcn't be discour- aged. I have been married five years and the program I have outlined has changed me from a constant bed-Tet- ter to almost never. Vic- tory At Last DEAR Here's your letter and I didn't have to do much fixing at all. Thanks for your suggestions. I'm willing to bet you've help- ed a great many people to- day. And THAT thought should help you sleep like a baby tonight. communication. How can we communicate when she is al- ways on the Please keep telling those yakkers to get off the horn and look around. They might be surprised at what they see. To One DEAR I'd like to suggest that your wife make one mare call to a marriage counsellor. The two of you neec1 to sit dawn to- gether to air your grievances. Your wife is talking on the phone because she doesn't want to talk to YOU. It's her escape. When she is abls to face this she'll have made the first move toward real com- munication. couldn't possibly go to A.A. because she was afraid of the loss of dignity. You asked her if it was more dignified to pass out at vomit in the powder room and be hungover the naxt day in front of her children. That answer made me go to A.A. I read it six months ago and haven't had a drop since. I not only feel like a new per- I AM a new person. Thanks for the dear lady. I am Reborn In St. Louis DEAR R. In Welcome to the world of the I hope others will take the cue from you as you took it from another reader Heart i e s t congratulations. passed and she is broke. She bought a new guitar for wild chain crazy wigs and other outrageous luxuries. She also lent to a drop- out friend who acts like he is on drug s. Should we give her the second cheque She swears she has learned her The Fence DEAR If you hard this chi'd another you are out of your heads for sura. Give her a weekly allowance and tell her you'll consider the semi-annual plan when she is 16. HELP US TO HELP The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. Zenith's smallest eyeglass hearing aid Discriminating people choose their purchases for quality performance and contemporary styling. The new Carlyle is Zenith's smallest eyeglass hearing aid that accents both of these values. Its Circuit assures top performance because AUTHORIZED ZENITH DEALER LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 715 Paromounr Theatre Bldg. 328-40M Bluebell dancers mostly English PARIS Margaret Kelly has conquered the cut- throat world of show business and stayed on top for 35 but who has ever heard of Perhaps the pseudonym will job memo- ries. As manager of the world's finest and tallest line of pre- cision she now has an international organization with permanent troupes in Las Aregas and Barcelona and another constantly globe-trot- t'l from Istanbul to Tokyo. Under her watchful eye are 150. Bluebell who are among the highest-paid dancers in Europe. as Irish-born i Miss Kelly is reckons to Hall of fame i -for Mini fashion show Annis a 22-year-old blonde from is assisted down the runway by admiring helpers in the fashion show of the 15th annual Liltle Peoples' of America Convention held in California. Miss Arthur stands cnly 35Vi inches and admits that fashions for little women are hard to come and many women like Miss Arthur make their own. The diminutive southern belle is studying for a masters degree at the University of Maryland and hopes to be a phychiatric counsellor for the little people. Central record bank gains acceptance 1 SENECA N.Y. Twenty including i Margaret Chase Marian Helen Hayes and Helen Brooke Taussig. have been inducted into the Women's 1 Hall of Fame. I The other 16 women were ad- mitted posthoumously. The 20 are the first members of the i honorary located the site of the first women's rights con- have trained nearly danc- ers. the years I have had colonies of families that have grown up around the show in Las she recalls. really should have a statue there for the reproduction of American PARIS IS HOME But home base for the danc- ers has always been the Lido nightclub on the Champs El- ysees where every night of the year the bare-breasted girls high-kick their way through a routine that in- variably keeps the club's seats full. Just as regularly. Blue- is behind a pillar or circling round the auditorium to ensure that the girls are keeping time and maintaining the show's zest and have what I call a clean- up rehearsal every week to keep things she said. In her search for strikingly tall dancers ''Miss finds that English who 1 make up more than half of the trouple. fit the bill best. I lock for is a well-featured English face. But I prefer personality. Sometimes you see a girl who is really beautiful but when she gets on stage she has a deadpan face. I like people to be really alive when they are performing.'1 WAS IN FOLIES i Brought up in she moved to Liverpool to train at a tive and senator from Maine until her defeat last year. Miss Hayes is an actress teacher dancing troup-e that toured Germany before she ended up in Paris in the chorus line of By JEAN SHARP Editor TORONTO One downtown hospital gets about 30 inquiries a day from people who want to know something about th.3 medical record of a patient or former patient. A medical query from an attending physician will prob- ably be answered. A lawyer would probably be refused information or re- fsrred to the hospital's admin- istrator. A doting aunt who wants date and hour of a baby's birth for astrological refer- ence will probably be turned down politely. Even the patient himself is denied access to his records. Janet Milner says medical record librarians may hand on medical information only to an attending physician un- less they have the written consent of ths patient. Their reticence is required by pro- vincial and hospital regu- lations and by their own code of ethics. Mrs. Milner. of Oshawa. is executive director of the Canadian Association of Medical Record Librarians As Mrs. Milner said in an most librarians work with a manual system meant to dsal only with then- hospitals' needs. WORK CHANGING But the work of the medical records librarians is chang- and is in the centre of the controversy over who keeps records on Canada's what records are kept and who has access to them. Mrs. Milner said federal i governmant authorities are j among people interested in j the establishment of a central data bank that would make i medical information on a patient swiftly available to a I physician working anywhere in the country. j Such a bank might also in- elude other kinds of inform s- and Mrs. Milner said though there stiil is much concern about its mischief po- she believes people are getting used to the idea and ready to accept it. In a central people are goins to have to be num- bered. If the numbering is restricted to medical fine. But if it's som-ething like a social security number. somsone could conceivably get a profile on yc-u that you wouldn't want them to have. haven't been ready for they showed that in Quebec afier the Lap- orte killing in 1970. But I think the political climate is MAY SEE OWN DATA She says she also believes ths time is near when people will have access to their own medical and that such access will be r.ecessary if there is to be a central data bank. would you appeal your record if it's I 'Freeser not for think' allowing people to see it is the first step. think people will soon j have access to any record that's kept on health or j banking or credit. She said people are usually so concerned about what she i calls the negative side of col- Iscting that they i forget there is a positive Justice for children VANCOUVER Justice for the not for their divorcing should be the L first concern of a divorce court j' a B.C. supreme court' judge said here. But the traditional adversary in which parents and their lawyers are all too often pitted against each other in a struggle for custody of the may not be suited to achieving that aim. Mr. Justice Thomas R. Berger suggested. Mr. Justice Berger addressed data banks would be collecting information that might help a patient in the fu- ture.'' In addition to providing need sd medical background quickly for an the banks would make it possible for researchers to collect and snrt information that could orSLtortT Andean is a singer and Dr. Taussig is a medical researcher. Tks other 16 were Elizabeth Stanton and Susan women's Elizabeth and Alice Pearl Jane Addams. social Clara Florence I Sabin. medical help combat illness and dis- j Amelia Helen educationist and lec- Eleanor first political leader and supporter of human Emily Mary Mary McLeod Rachel conservationist author and and Harriet abolitionist. ease. they are able to collect common medical factors they may dis- cover it's different in B.C. than in Ontario.1' ca ar oca Later she moved on to set up i her own Bluebell girls at the after marrying pianist Marcel who was killed in a read accident in 1961. Now her four children help out with the business side of the Bluebell production line. Applications for the job of Bluebell girl are constantly pouring and prides herself on the fact that most of the on aver- stay a minimum of three years in the strenuous job. She find that the girls get on extremely well to- gether and if there is any prob- maybe jealousy or some- I will sort it out or change the dressing THE BETTER HALF By Barnes A Christian Science public meeting will be held at p.m. Wednesday in the church 1203 4th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. everyone Ont. As people look fo.- ways to save money on food a lot of them are bujing or considering it. Phyllis McDsrmott says using a home freezer isn't economical for and suggests a few things to think about before buying. Miss McDermott is head of the University of Windsor home economics department. She says people with small families may be as off with frcszer space cft'cved by a refrigerator. To get the best value from a large freezer. freezer is no space saver. t that empty as it dees full. Add to the basic cost the freezer wrap and an increased electricity or gas bill. who aren't to make use of it will not neces- sarily cut down on food costs. Large families will get more use from it than small ones. USE EFFICIENTLY She estimates one cubic foot stores about 33 pounds of and a buyer should figure about six cubic feet of freezer space per person for efficient use. She says there are other fac- tors to consider. If you buy beef in you may get some cuts your family doesn't such as tongue. You can buy special put up for freezer own- that will include 20 to SO pounds of a variety of cuts. The space outside the freezer should be as well as And don't count en keeping it in the garage unless you have a insulated garage and are prepared to raise it from j the floor. Extreme tempcra- tures affect the motor.'' I If you do decide to buy a choose a reputable dealer. 1 Be sure to ouy a make that can be readily serviced in ycur Be sure to the war- ranty before you including the fine print. Miss McDermott suggests re- searching the kind of freezer interests you. You may some he'p in consumer magazines. children. A freezer should maintain should eight mongrel pups. ''It's cost- ing me around a explained widow Jes- sie. 46. obviously can't sue the father for but I tliink the council should pay DOG's LIFE LONDON Mrs. Jessie Way is seeking compensation from Hammersmith district i council because her pedigree a luncneon during a day of stu-1 boxer bitch Tammy was acci- dies in family law. presented let out by muncipal by the standing committee on workmen and the result was continuing education of the Ca- nadian Bar Association. The association's a n u a 1 meeting and convention which began continues until Thursday. court's function is not to do justice between the buL to do justice for the Mr. Justice Berger told about 100 lawyers who part in the family law studies program. the law of cus- tody is viewed as a form of liti- determining which par- cr.t has the light of One cf i'r.e shortcomings of the present he suggest- is that the children them- selves are net represented in COjrt. suggest we consider from the point of view of the rights of children. Con- sideration should be given by the legal profession to the whole question of the protection of PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-S p.m. made a wonderful discovery. The chaise lounge is an even greater labor-saving device than the oower LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSOC. BINGOWEDNESDAY AT S P.M. JACKPOT IN 57 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS 6th and S25 IN 7 NUMBERS EAGLES HALL I3lh St. N. NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 EVERY WED. AT 2 P.M. No. AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3 Ave. JACKPOT WON EVERY WEEK ALSO FEATURE GAMES AND FREE CARDS SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE No Children Under 16 Allowed _ Everybody Wvlcome establish zero degrees be well insulated and have a tight seal door. machinery to make the welfare of children the paramount con- LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 58 NUMBERS OR LESS numfttr per week until CAME JACKPOT Slh CAME 10th GAME JACKPOT IN S3 NUMBERS FREE 1US SERVICE HOME AFTER BINGO MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMBERS AND GUESTS NORMANDY 10UNGI Children undtr 16 net allewtd Sponiortd by lodiit Auxiliary Canadian LtffjM Specials CHILDREN'S SHOES Buster Brown and Regular to Now BOYS' AND GIRLS' 3 .99 SHOES Duster Brown and Savage. Regular to Now GREEN'S SHOES DOWNTOWN ON SIXTH ;