Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
40 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD WwfnMday, Dtctmbw 11, 1974 Woman secures position as TV sound technician TORONTO (CP) Technical jobs in the television world have always seemed to be cut out for men. But ambition and determination has made Dutch-born Ingrid Cusiel one of the first women to be under contract as a sound technician on a national television network. Ingrid, who gained her electronic knowledge from her father who owned an elevator com- pany, turned her talents to become a radio and TV sound technician. Her contract with Toron- to's CTV calls for 200 days of work. Ingrid regards her position as "perfectly nor- mal." She said she gets "quite annoyed when someone makes a fuss about it. What's so un- usual about doing what was traditionally a man's job. I'm well trained and I know what I'm doing." Soon after she started working, CTV found this fair-haired woman, who now lives in Toronto after leaving Holland five years ago, capable in her field. In her work for both CTV and CBC, Ingrid has encountered several unforgettable experiences. Once while shooting a documentary for the program WS in Northern Ireland, she and her crew were held at bay by armed soldiers. Having travelled extensively around the world to different filming locations, she knows well the discomforts of being cold, hungry and dirty from sitting, lying and standing in mud and water. Ingrid likes to stay in the area of documentary films. "I like doing sound for them because I feel I'm getting deeply involved with the topic. Unlike feature films, which I think are a big ego trip for everyone involved, documentaries aren't pre- planned. "You only have one chance with a documen- tary so the work is never she said. Among some of the documentaries Ingrid has been involved with are The Five Human Journey series, the Canada Five Portraits shows, The Prairies and the CTV inquiry into over-the- counter drugs. "That drug inquiry caused a lot of trouble with advertisers. But that's what I like about the network, it's gutsy in its approach to news situ- she said. The Americans don't seem to have any women like Ingrid in the field, and it is from these southern neighbors, if anyone, that Ingrid has sensed some sex bias in her job as a sound technician. "The only time I see it is when we're together with crews from the American networks such as CBS and NBC. For some reason there is no woman technician in any of those crews and the men seem almost sick about my presence." If she is not committed to CTV, Ingrid will free-lance for CBC. "That's the beauty of a contract. It offers me a certain degree of freedom." In addition to her duties to other companies, Ingrid owns her own sound company and is a partner in a Toronto film production house call- ed Cinimage. The most prominent films produc- ed by the house are Black Steel, a runner-up for the Canada film awards, and two dealing with Kashmir. 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FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES Great for flashlights, children's toys, etc Pick of 2 STORE HOURS MlR.toWld.9te6 Thin to Fri. 8 to 9 Saturday 9 ta S S3SSM 9fl9n Minor Mionlh Drivi WE WELCOME I We reserve the right to limit quantities Prices good thru Monday, Dec 2020 Mayor Mignth Drive Phone YOUR CHARGEX Knee joint transplant appreciated by woman TORONTO (CP) Albina Schafhauser is back on her feet, thanks to a novel transplant operation. Mrs. Schafhauser injured her arthritic right knee five years ago when she fell off a ladder in New York. Scarcely able to walk and forced to give up her work as a housekeeper, she came here to live with her daughter. "I had to go upstairs like a dog on all she said. "And I came down by sitting on every step and lowering myself to the next." Mrs. Schafhauser's painful situation continued until she was referred to Mount Sinai Hospital to see Dr. Allan Gross about a knee joint transplant. Joint transplants are not new but preserved bone and cartilage dead tissue generally is used. Dr. Gross and his team use joints made up of living cells which are removed from donors shortly after their death But Or. Gross speaks cautiously about the new method even though it has been successful in the treat- ment of 14 patients It failed with two others. "You must realize the oper- ation is still in the research said Dr. Gross. "It isn't suitable for everyone. We have to choose patients carefully." For example, this type of transplant is not used in per- sons who suffer from rheuma- toid arthritis. Good candidates for the operation have osteoarthritis of the knee sufficiently severe that the joint is unsuitable for simple realignment, but not so severe that an artificial joint is the only solution. The Mount Sinai team grafts about an inch of bone to each side of the joint to provide a new smooth bearing surface. In most cases, the operation has alleviated pain, straight- ened the patient's leg and made it more stable. Mrs. Schafhauser speaks about it enthusiastically. "It was hard but it was worth she said. She added that she now climbs ladders to clean win- dows "but carefully." Pilgrims should visit Rome's slums ROME (Reuter) Pilgrims coming to Rome should visit the city's suburbs and slums if they want to find the real "face of today's Christian a leading Italian cardinal said in an interview published on the weekend. Ugo Cardinal Poletti, vicar- general of Rome, said in an in- terview with the English-lan- guage newspaper The Daily American: "What they (the pilgrims) are looking for is the city of faith. "They can find it most of all outside the old walls, in the parishes of the outlying dis- tricts and on the outskirts of the city were people live a life of poverty but also of par- ticipation, of religious prac- tice and of mutual help." The cardinal said that his office made arrangements for pilgrims to be shown various parishes chosen for "their mixed social makeup ranging from the middle bourgeoisie to those living in shacks." Cardinal Poletti estimated that between seven million and eight million people will visit Rome during 1975 to celebrate the Roman Catholic Church's Holy year.