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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 53, 1970- V x M WHAT EVERY GIRL NEEDS In this here today, gone tomorrow world of fashion, a collapsible skirt such as The Herald's Cynthia Harris models, is just what every girl needs to keep up. The accordion pleats have always been a fashion favorite, and one can't complain about a snug waistband. One might say that it will stand up in any weather. Photographer Walter Kerber likely won't be deluged with requests for this adjustable skirt, but at least The Herald's big camera has a new bellows. lix-year-old is winning long battle for her life SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Little Karyn Prestwich will open her Christmas presents Friday in a hospital bed, and she'll eat the traditional tur- key dinner with her family in a hospital cafeteria. Despite the surroundings, KARYN PBESTHTCH Karyn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Prestwich, say it will be the happiest Christmas their family has ever spent. Their six-year-old daughter apparently is winning a strug- gle for life which began when she was mistaken for a deer Nov. 6 on a rural highway near her home in North Fork, Idaho. Blonde, blue-eyed Karyn, who started first grade in Sep- tember, was waiting for her school bus when she was struck in the stomach by a rifle bullet from a hunter's weapon. Taken to a Salmon, Idaho, hospital and later transferred to the University of Utah Medical Centre in Salt Lake City, she remained in critical condition for almost a month with badly damaged kidneys. Doctors said Karyn made an extraordinarily determined fight for life. "It's taken quite a while for her to bounce said her mother, "and it will be at least another month before she can be released. Karyn has received many Mistletoe of ambiguous origin gifts, including a doll sent by Roy C. Wells, 52, of Torrance, Calif., who was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting. "The man didn't mean to shoot Karyn told the doctor who first treated her. "He thought I was a deer." Wells has pleaded innocent of the assault charge and guilty to a charge of careless use of firearms. He has contributed to the Karyn Prestwich fund, which has been set up at a Salmon bank for donations to help pay for Karyn's skyrock- eting medical expenses. The fund now has -familu