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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, December 10, 1971 THE LETHBRICCE HEPA'.D 21 I I of- local THE FOUR MARIAS Pablo Oritz and his Mexico's quintuplets who were born on a dirt floor in their home at Chovorria five years ago next Feb. 2. The girls are Mario de Jesus, Maria de la lui, Maria Elena and years agi Maria Candelaria. Mexican family prospers CHAVARRIA. Mcrico prayer, money and gilts. Hun-] "The children each drink z I four Marias, survivors of j dreds of dolls, toys, clothes, ]jtrc of milk a day and 1 could j on at t quintuplets, await Christmas material and other gifts found ncver afford said Ortiz, j Scnoo] Members, tlu's year happier and healthier than ever before, thanks to the generosity of many now friends. Until last year the lite of the girls was bleak, their future un- certain. A fantastic outpouring of human kindness has per- haps changed their lives for- ever. Tile girls who, .soon will be five years old, are Maria de Jesus, Maria de la Luz, Maria Elena and Maria Candelaria, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Ortiz. They live in a ce- ment three-room house near Chavarria with their three brothers and a younger sister. The children almost never had milk to drink, there usually wasn't enough food to go around, and their father's earn- ings of 817 pesos or a month gave little hope (or a bette.' life. Then an Associated Press story of their plight was pub- lished in Canada and the United States last December. Many hearts and purses were opened and family life at the Ortiz home changed. Rich and poor, healthy and sick, old and young deluged the family with words of kindness, their way to this small village where five girls were born on a dirt floor by candlelight the night of Feb. 2, 1967 one of the girls died at birth. One of President Luis Ech- everria's aides look personal charge and arranged for the gifts' entry without duty. Tlie girl's' father has made good use of the gilts. The leaking roof has been re- placed by a thick cement slab. An extra room has been added. There's gas for the stove, end- ing Mrs. Ortiz' daily chore of preparing meals over an open fire outside the house. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE EtKS IODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. love is. when he re- spects you. A dance will be held at the LCI auditorium on Saturday from !M2 p.m., sponsored by the Parent's Band Committee. Music will be provided by the LCI Stage Band, proceeds will I go to the LCI band uniform j fund. Faith Rebekah Lodge will meet on Monday at 8 p.m. in the 100F hall. Election of of- ficers will take place and a good attendance is requested. The Oldman Iliver Potters Guild annual Christmas show featuring pottery for gift giv- ing, will be held over until Sun- day, at the B'swman Art Ccn- j tre. The display rcom will be open every afternoon 2-4 p.m. The regular old time dance will be held in Fort Macleod elementary school, Saturday. Beginners' lessons from Dancing from p.m. Lunch served. Children under 13 free is accompanied by parents. Loyal Order of Moose social and 'dance will be held Satur-; day at 9 p.m. at the Moose j Hall, 1234 3 Ave. N. Music by the Embers, for members and invited guests. Southminster circle square dance- club will hold the an- nual Christmas with Roy Woodard of Calgary, guest caller, in Southminster hall on Saturday at p.m. All square dancers w e 1 c o me. Lunch irill be smorgasbord. Women are asked to please bring something to comple- ment turkey and ham. Tte Lethbridge Foothills 4-111 Light Horse Club will hold 1 from 8-11 p.m. j the Sunnysidc _ families and j E invited guests welcome. Re-; freshments will be served, chickens and turkeys. There still is no electricily in j The Minus One club mem- the house. Drinking water must bers mil hold the Christmas be hauled from a stream a half parly upstairs in Southminster mile away. j Church Sunday at 2 p.m. Chil- Skylark Butter Egg or Honey Corn 20 oz. net wt. loaf Empress Best Quality 44 fl. 02. jar ROUND COFFEE Safeway All Purpose 1 Ib. nel wt. pkg. MARGARINE Dalewood Parchment Wrapped 1 Ib. Prints Empress Manzanilla 16 fi. oz. jar CAKE MIXES Robin Hood Celebration 4 flavours 18 oz. net wt. pka. So I've bought three cows." There also arc three pigs, But tile Ortizes have guarded their money well and live much better than many countrymen. dren 12 years and under. For informalion, phone Lama 527- 1448. Ann Landers Town House or Vegetable 10 fl. oz. condensed tin Louene PrincO PRE-INVENTORY SALE! Special values throughout the Store ENGLISH CRIMP (11 oz.} Tho best in crimp mnlnricil. Rng. 5.98 yd. Now Only................- CRUSH VELVET Pro-invnntory. Special Only PLAYTIME COTTONS Regular to 1.69. Pro-inventory special only PARTY BROCADES Regular lo 7.69 yd. Pre-invontory special HEATHERTONE ENGIISH BONDED Mix anil Malch. Reg. 5.39 yd. Now Only......... vd. 4.98 5.59 990 3.89 2.89 Savings on MATERIALS Register now lor Slrclch Sowing Clauot Beginning January 11 III, 1972 CASH OR CHARGEX All SALES FINAL 426 13 ST. NORTH PHONE 328-4536 DEAR ANN LANDERS: Kcr as far back as T can re- member I've never been able to get my parents to give me a straight answer. When 1 ask Mom if 1 can go somewhere she says, "Talk lo your father." Then when I ask him lie says, ''It's up to your mother." I go back to her and she says. "We'll see." Three days ago I asked for permission to go to a football game 40 miles from here. My folks couldn't decide and now my place in the car is no longer available. I asked my dad straight away why he didn't say yes or no. He said, "If 1 sav yes ii looks like I'm too permissive. If I say no it lonks'like I'm too rigid, so I stay in the middle." I think it's a rotten shame that I have to be a nervous wreck because my folks don't have the guts to say yes or no. Please express your views. I'll bet there are loads of teen-agers who have the same problem. and Fed Up DEAR W. AND F.: I, too, think it's a rotten shame that a teen-ager has to be a nervous wreck because his parents don't have the guts to say yes or no. Thanks for finding just the right words. DEAR ANN LANDERS: May I comment, please, on lira letter from the woman who observed that frequently, after a couple adepts a baby, the woman becomes pregnant. She said it is downright shattering, the foolish things people say to a couple who has adopted and then finds out they will have a natural child. Her examples were eye-openers. I was reminded of a lovely statement attributed to the late Daniel A. Poling of UK Christian Herald magazine. He said with a twinkle, "Two of our four children are adopted. I forgot which ones they arc." Mother DEAR 0.: That lovely line reflects the sentiments of mil- lions of adoptive parents. Thanks for passing it along. INSTITUTE OF MOTIVATIONAL HYPNOSIS WATO CHIPS ar iet wt. pkg .00 Nalleys Salt N Vinegar Regular, Bar BQ oz. net wt. pkg. SODA CRACKERS Busy Boker Salted or Plain ll Truly Fins 5 colors 200-2 ply pkg. Don't Miss Our Meat Dept. Specials Build Soles Self-Confidence Develop Self Motivation Improve Study Habits Master Emotions Improve Memory Eliminate Nervous Tension Concentration to improve Sports Abilities Build Solf Discipline Individual and group inslruciion hotro-hypnosis and self hypnosis. Proo lecture service to any non-profit organization. 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS BY APPOINTMbNl ONLY; Stop: Smoking Bed Wetting Stuttering Nail Biting Other Habits k Sleep Soundly k Lose Weight k Overcome fears of: Classic Phobias Incompatibility Dentistry veritable i 328-6426 324 7th St. S. i i i i Lethbridge 261-3840 Avc- 5AV- Calgary Trimmed Before Weighing Canada Choice Canada Good Beef Canada Choice Canada Good Boot Ranch Brand Rindless Vac. Packed 1 pkg. Fresh Florida Red or White Size 48s Special Golden yellow..................... Prices Effective in Lefhbridoe Dec. 10-11 We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities. CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED ;