Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ann Landers DEAK ANN LANDERS: I am writing this for every member of the family. (There are six of us.) Mom has false teeth. There must be something wrong with them because she takes them out the minute she comes home. These teeth turn up all over the house by the telephone, on top of the TV, inside a folded newspaper. Whenever the doorbell rings Mom hollers, "Don't answer it until I find my teeth." She can never remember where she put them, and the hunt begins. Everybody has to run around looking. Somelimes she offers a small reward. Please tell us what can and should1 be done about this annoying problem? York Bite DEAR N.Y.: Removing dentures is unhygenic, unappetiz- ing and unhealthy. Your mother should take her teeth to a dentist and find out why they are uncomfortable. Obviously they are or she would not be removing them. Once her chop- pers are adjusted properly (or she gels a new pair she can keep in her head) she'll be much happier. DEAR ANN LANDERS: So you and your claque of head shrinkers have decided that the inveterate pipe smoker has found a substitute for a nipple? This raises an interesting question: Why are so many males frustrated and unfulfilled these days? Why do they NEED a nipple substitute? Is it perhaps bccr-a the average American husband must fill the roles of provider, butler, chauffeur, handmaiden, whip- ping post, errand runner and scapegoat for everything that goes wrong? Almost every husband I know is short on sex. His wife will do Km a favor now and then if he behaves himself and performs well in other areas provided of course she isn'l tired or preoccupied with the kids, or her mother, the laundry, ironing, committee work or a backache. This is one man's point of view. Print it if you dare. A. Doormat K. C. Kan. DEAR MAT: Any guy who signs himself "Doormat" is asking to be stepped on. The game you are playing is called "Kick and I'm sure many females have obliged. Untit you, and others like you, develop a better opinion of your- selves, nothing is going to change. I have no advice. Only sympathy. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Before our son married I wrote this letter to my future daughter-in-law: Print it if you believe it could help others. DEAR JANE: Joe's father and I are so happy to have you in the family. We feel he made a wonderful choice. Until now I have been the Number One woman in Joe's life. On your wedding day you mil occupy tbat place. And this is as it should be. I am not the least bit resentful. Love for a mother is different from love for a wife. There is plenty of room in his heart for both of us. If you ever feel I am interfering, please tell me to rrind my own business. I have made my share of mistakes and you will undoubtedly make yours. This is how people learn, if you want any advice from me, just ask and I will help you if I can. And one last thing call me Mother or Mom if you want to. If not, my given name will do. We love you and welcome you to the family. Every Day Is Mother's Day For Me. Sttnta Clans a world favorite Claus, as we In North American coun- tries know him, is a white haired, white- i bearded jolly fellow with a stomach that "jiggles when he laughs like a bowi full of jelly." He (she) Is also known as St. Lucy or Lucia, Bcfana, Babous-i ka, Pore Noel, Father Christ-' mas, Father Frost, Weihnachts- mann, Kriss Kringle, Knecht Ilupprecht, ami the more fa- miliar names St. Nichokis, Sin- terklass, or Klausemann. There are severe! legends as to the origin of "Santa Glaus1' in different countries. It- aly's Befana, rose up i completed. So they left alone. out of a legend of the three Wise Men. The story goes that the three Wise Mon while searching for the newborn King stopped to ask directions of Befana, an old woman. They asked if she would go along, but she refused until her housework had been After finishing her work, she packed a basket of toys for the Christ Child and set out to his resting place, but never found him. thus came the legend that even- year she searches for .Wedneiday, December 23, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID J3 The Homentaker BY ELIZABETH BARTMAN "Christmas Is the Ire of a small while paper loveliest festival of the revolv-1 doilic. Tie on end of turkey leg ing yet. for all with lace oigo toward turkev wlicn it speaks, its voice has neck, then pull in opposite df- Hearing handicapped class needed by Lethbridge pupils r- CORRECTION The Item SKI SLACKS Advertised In Monday's Herald should have read Regular 19.9S. Q SPECIAL O LADIES' WEAR SHOPPERS' WORLD By CHRISTINE PU7IL Herald Staff Writer "We lived in a small house until Kenny was 1% years old and he didn't have the room to move around out of my sight so I didn't notice his hearing han- said Mrs. Robert Mas- len, Lethbridge mother of a child handicapped with a hear- ing defect. She only noticed his loss of hearing after she would call for him to get out of cupboards but he only noticed when he could feel the vibration of her stomp- ing her foot. After an examina- tion at the University Hospital in Edmonton an over 50 per cent hearing loss was detected. He was fitted with a hearing aid soon after but Mrs. Maslen said her family has had many troubles with the ear molds nev- er fitting properly, many bro- ken cords and feed back on loud volume. When Kenny re- alized that other people also wore hearing aids, the family had no trouble with him not wanting to wear it. Kenny is now five years old and has been attending normal nursery school and working at a correspondence course with his mother's help. He has been taking speech therapy from Anne Johansen periodically bul his mother said he finds it too easy to do simple signs such as motioning drinking when he wants water, instead of talking. Mrs. Maslen said if his handi- cap had been discovered sooner, it may have made a difference in his progress, but she has been patiently working with him both in speech, lip-reading and discipline. The closest school is Calgary and the cost is a great burden on parents. There are some hearing handicapped children she said reportedly attend- ing normal school in Leth- bridge. These children mostly in elementary school are doing as best they can, reading lips and following other children's actions. But Mrs. Maslen said they are at a great disadvan- tage in many cases never able to keep up with normal hear- ing children unless they receive at least some speech therapy. She said sha is aware of other children in the city who have hearing losses of some degree but for some reason the par- Free programs offered in city over holidays Basketball, volleyball, bad minton and children's recrea tonal hockey will be featurec in Ihe free program offered b the parks and recreation de- >artment of Lethbridge durin he Christmas holidays. Hockey will be open from to 12 noon in the Lethbridg irena on Thursday, Mon day 'uesday, Wednesday and Thurs- lay, Dec. 31 and only Thurs ay, Monday and Tuesday hi Adams Ice Centre and the Civi ce Centre, same times. The Civic Sports Centre will >e open Wednesday, Dec. 3 rom 1 to 4 p.m. for basketbal ind volleyball in gym one aw >adminton in gym two. There vill also be basketball, volley 'all, etc. from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday in Gal >raith, Lakev i e w and Gilber Elementary Schools. Free public skating will be to ie Adams Park Ice Centre Tiursday 1 to 3 p.m.; Satin- ay, 10 to 12 noon and Monday BE SURE TO SHOP OUR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS OFF SPECIAL COUNTER OF 2 to 4 p.m.; Lethbridge Arena for free be g i n n e r's skating, Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and the Civic Ice Centre, Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.; Saturday, free be- ginner's skating, 10 to 12 noon; and Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. The free public swimming schedule in the Fritz Sick Pool includes Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.; Saturday, family swim, 10 to 12 noon and Monday 1 to 4 p.m. Bells ring for cheer 'HE Christmas custom and symbols we hav in Canada have been derived from man different scurces. Bells have beer used for hundreds o years to herald the advent many events ranging from deaths, births, and holidays. Bu Christmas holds a magic in ev erything bells included. Noth ing shall ever take the place o church bells peeling out their toyous message over Uie cris] white hills of Canada's wintei wonderland. The use of bells to announce he birth of Christ were first leard in medieval Europe a the time of Charles If. They announced the begin- ning of the Christmas season and the beginning of celebra- tions to honor the Christ Child. It has been said that the merry jingle of sleigh bells in- pired the poem "A Visit from it. Nicholas" by Clement C. Toore. Listen this year to the peel of Christmas bells. You're sure to iear and feel the magic of their oyous message in the air. him leaving gifts for the chil- dren in every home. The legend of the Dutch and German peoples was derived from St. Nicholas who lived in the fourth century. Story has it that he carne upon three un- married maidens. They were without suitors because their father could not provide a dow- ry. So St. Nicholas tossed three bags of gold into their room one night and they lived happily ever after. He became known as "San Niklaus" to the Ger- mans, "S i n t e r klaas" to the Dutch, and eventually ended up as "Santa Claus" in North America, Thus Santa has developed into everything from a fat jolly man to a patron saint, and even into Knecht Rupprecht, a "horn- ed creature which frightened naughty children into good be- havior." We therefore cannot be cer- Currently an organization of tain of what Santa Claus' real parents, including Mrs. Maslen, has been set up and the main objective is to get a class for hearing handicapped children in the city, through the public school board. According lo many people involved with hearing handicapped children in the city, the class is a project long over-due. The preschool classes in Cal- gary use the loop system which emphasizes sounds using a mi- crophone into the child's hear- ing aid. Mrs. Maslen said she was surprised to hear the sys- tem can cost as little as for a classroom. But there is a worldwide shor- strong authority." W. .1. CAMERON rection cover the tied por- Jion of the doilie and form a ents do not face facts. In many cases these children are unruly and impossible for teachers to manage. It has been said that all teach- ers should have an extra course in knowing what signals to look for in spotting exceptional chil- dren of any type. There could be many reasons behind the tions of a child which teachers without training could not rec- ognize. May nil mv dear readers hear that voice of peace and Oncc. a jov. To this end are these col- cfn ,s .a'! a Place umns written, one might sav, 0 is taken (o the table. This gives you time to make the gravy and time for (lie meat to con- for good management in the home leads to fruitful ends. tage of teachers for these spe- cial classes. Mrs. Maslen said most teachers do not want to attend university for four years to get a, degree plus an addi- tional year to specialize. Train- ing in this field is essential be- cause the children must be taught through imitation, feel- ing vibrations and forming their mouths. an d out town Mr. and Mrs. Gorden Smith and son Trevor, of Vancouver, B.C. are holiday guests with their parents, Mrs. M. Ras- mussen and Mr. and Mrs. Har- old Templeton. i Mrs. Dorothy Gentleman has returned to the city after a trip to Japan. Chief amongst these is time for contemplation of the good and the useful. Inevitably tliis must load to a humble heart and a recognition of the power of good in our world. I promised you some finish-1 ing touches for your Christmas turkey so I must get down to I them. Proper cooking is the key to setting on your family table a moist and tender, and beautiful roast bird. Beautiful, indeed, it is. So make the garnish simple to enhance that beauty. Choose one, or at the most, two which are closest at hand for you. A few sprigs o f green parsley, or celery tops, or wa- ter cress tucked at the top or the folded legs of the bird, or at the sides on the platter. A sprig of holly. Sauted large whole mush- rooms with tiny whole toma- toes. Lemon baskets with sprigs of endive. "Turkey Stockings" There are two, perhaps more, ways of making these. One method is to fold white tissue paper two or three layers of about 5x3 inch size. Slash in- ward with scissors along a five-inch side to within one half inch of the opposite side. These slashes fornt a paper fringe when the paper is tied on the end of a turkey leg. Repeat for each leg. A second method is to slash four ways in the cen- BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY AT P.M. Jackpot in 54 in 7 Numbers 4th -Slh- 12 Game: Doubled in 5 Cards 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE tOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE tract for easy carving. For full flavored, smooth1 golden bown gravy, here is t low fat gravy. If you wish you may omit the giblets. Gllil.ET CRAW roasting pan 2 cups liquid (water and-or both from cooked gib- lets) 4 tablespoons flour salt and pepper to taste Drain fat and drippings from icastcr into a cup. Chill'and let stand a few minutes for fat to rise to top. Remove fat and dis- card. Return the dark meat drippings in the bottom of tha cup to the roaster. Add flour and stir until blended. Gradual- ly add the cool liquid stirring well to prevent lumping. Sea- son. Cook until flavor of raw starch has disappeared. If de- sired, add finely chopped gib- lets. T h i n i! necessary with boiling water. Pour into heated gravy boat and serve. Yields approximately six servings. AIDS FLAVOR Fruit salads taste extra good when little lemon rind is grated into the mayonnaise. THE CLEANEST WASH IN TOWN THE BIG Launderette 1263 3rd Avenue South OFF DISCOUNT ITEMS HARDWARE 414-416 13th STREET N. 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