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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Deternber 19. 1972 THE ItTKtRIOGt HEPMD 17 Ann Landers THE BETTER HALF By Barnes DEAK ANN LANDERS: My husband n Polish and his name leaves m room lor doubt. We were transferred another city la good promotion j arid naturally I want to put my best foot forward A dinner in our bor.w last weekend turned into a fiasco. I'r! like to know il 1 behaved poorly, as my husband seems to think. Within ten minutes the hostess baid lo me, "Have some Polish hofs d'oeuvrts." She then handed me a o! potato chips. There were a number of of similar ijuality. 1 was horrified by their of sensitivity and I let torn "know I didn't think ethnic jokes were funny. particularly those that raarfe Poles out to be ignorant and When he home, my husband said the people were bein? friendly. shoving 'heir acceptance of us, and that I should have kept my mouth shut. I'm afraid I got us off to a bad start. Yes or no? Feeling Guilty in The Bahamas UKAK F.G.: I believe vw demonstrated integrity and courage by speaking out. Your husband should be proud ol you. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Should a woman be expected to sacrifice her life lor her mother-inia-f? My hu-band's mother moved in v.ilh us last October. She has other children but no one else would Lake her. The em.ire burden fell on us. I haven't been to a movie, a church meeting, or out lor a meal in sbc months. I fee! as il I am going stir-crazy. Some- times I get a shortness of breath and a fear that the world is closing in or. me. Eein hemmed in tied is new to me. I've always enjoyed complete freedom. I can't take much more. For God's help me Shut In V.jth A Shu'.-In in Greenwood. Miss. DEAR SHUT-IN: For God's sake help yourself. Phone her other children and tell them what afternoons and eve- nings of the week they can come and sit with their mother, take her to their homes or par a sitter. If you haven't the courage to do it. accept the fact that you enjoy being a martvr and kwitcher beefin'. DEAR ANN LANDERS: When meet people learn you have a retarded child they teed to write him off as Whv isn't a better job oJ education so the public will tew that most retardees can loot after their personal needs, do housework, make meals, sew. arid even hold jobs. Retarded people have different intelligence levels. Some are smarter than others, just like (he non-afflicted. I have en countered a great number of people who under the im- pression that ail retarded children mart be "put away." When tell them our child lives at borne and attends a special school they seem surprised and ask stupid questions, like, she learn This special school takes children from 5 through 18. Tee who can. learn reading, writing and math. Those who aren't able to handle these subjects are given vocational train- ing. Everyone moves at his own speed. The ones who are equal to specialized training "graduate" to a sheltered work- shop to learn woodwwk. commercial painting, farming, how to operate simple machines, baking, carpentry and handi- Please print my letter as a favor Lo all parents 'X retarded children via encounter so much ignorance from people who should know better. Toronto Mother DEAR MOTHER: Here it is with my thanks, Yoj have educated several million people today DEAR ANN I.A.NTJERS: M> husband and I are in our fifties. We have had a good marriage for more than 30 years. with fine children arxl grandchildren About a year ago. discovered my husband's collection of pornographic pictures and literature. I found the collection by accident and it is making me sick. I cvjliJ accept another woman in his Lue easier than this filthy junk. It would not seem to abnormal. A w-oman could at least do something for him. Tnese dirty pictures and scummy short stories, with language such aj I have never heard in all my life, seem so unnatural. We have discussed this openly and he says it's a nobby, like sump collecting. He claims there's something wrong with ME because 1 don't get turned on by it. Tell me, Ann. is something wrong with me or IE it him? -App'.eton, Wisconsin DEAR APP: You're fine. dear. He's t case of arrested development. Grown men who get their from smutty pictures are Uke little boys who sneak behind the barn Lo do naughty things. Bear with him and one day he may get bored just as a" large segment of society is getting bored with dirty text fan xA naked stage plays._________________ Former TF actress turns tank director "Hold on. buddy! My inventory becouse finV; ItVe you hung r. iheir moritlei last bottom nty hose right 1 HOLLYWOOD 'APl Assets of the First National Bank ol i Denver include a director with i creditable ideas, interest and a i figuje.....actress Audrey Mesdo'-vs Six. As television's Alice Kiarndc-n of Jackie Gleason's old Tne Horieyrnooners series. Khe had difficulty balancing her house- i hold allowance. i But, as the wife of Robert J-'. Six. president ol Continental i she has supervised i budgets and schedules in the i j building arid remodeling of Con- i tiiwnuf s Presidents Clubs and j has designed the interior of the first-class section of the air- j line's DC-Id fleet. Now the board of the First National Bank of fX-rjver has voted Mrs. Sin its only female director. She karaed o! the rjircctorshirt ir, a fiorn' her husband. Because Six is a member of the board of the L'nittd Btri: of IX-nver, National liark of- ficials asked his permission to make his wile a direct'jr "Bob il was a iiieat Mrs. Six said in an inter- view, 'He said he think of' a better choice, and so 1 asked him why he calls rne stupid He laughed and said it's just a teun of endear- ment and ajjyoody would i crazy oot v, ant roe for any- thing." i Tne nasal voice was familiar. But, this Audrey wrinkled. tliui, her short auburn hair smartly younger thiin trie Alice Kja.'.'i- den she niore than Iv.r; 'li.en. became wno'is. the day ww.-n banks 1 don't pretend Uj w_- a be hrighi. tolors ar.d financier." she r-aid. "1 do know (carpeted. Puisibly, the day thai bunking LS a business and rni-jht come when there are certain practices that short films might be shown or are good business magazines distrirj'ju.-d to Ilie must irnpoi-tant. tain r-us'.crr.ers wiiling in line, is courtcty. "It's amazing the hopes r.o rnanv bank employees act bke election toy're doing vou a favor awn women liberation yrjij bank witb them added "A.'id. why do Ij have lo look so sterile'' Tr.e tay.s "1 consider the greatest put on earl.h for 'ji I rri not in curnpeti- ti'jr: anv or them." said. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture. Toyj, Household Hfec CALI 328-2860 PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE 5. Experimental j program for imentallv ill WINNIPEG (CPi Vic I Hospital is ialkiw more ers to treat patients in their I care for mental and emotional i ilb-.ess. Dr. Gordon Smith, chief of j psvchistry for the i-M-bed hw.pi- I said in an interview that live family doctors already are treating menu! ilbcss on the .hospital's 15-bed psychiatric jward. As well, three other doc- tors have admitting privileges i lor their patieri'.s. i Treatment patients admit- j ted to pr.-chiatry is conducted hy hospital staff in consultation with psychiatrists, who take part in the patient care and ad- vise family doctors on proce- dure Dr. Smith says the idea be- 1 rind the system is to "bring j mental health to the same leve 1 as physical corxutioTis and treat j it the'same way you would ap- proach medical and surgical cases in a community hospiul." He said the hospital allows practitioners to do their OWTI obstetrics, iiiternal medi- cine axrf so "Why shouldn't the family doctor be involved in Us patients' mental arjd ern-> tiona! condinons treatment a? well? SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY of- loco, kaD tenaCi I Friendship will hold j the Christmas party toright at p.m. at llje home of Mrs. V. j S. There will be an ex i change