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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE LETHbRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 28, 1974 MR. AND MRS. GERALD COLLINS Collins Mitchell St. David's United Church in Calgary was the setting for the marriage of Miss Marda Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice S. Mitchell of Lethbridge; and Gerald Collins of Calgary, son of Mr and Mrs Martin Collins of Hare Bay, Nfld. Rev. James Elliot officiated at the double ring wedding ceremony Guitarist and soloist was Terry Sullivan. Matron of honor was Chery Macleod of Calgary. Best man was Don Jacobsen of Calgary. Ushers were Michael Collins and Cliffe Collins, both of Newfoundland, D. Mitchell of Calgary and Scott Mitchell of Lethbridge. A reception was held in the Chateau Room of the Inter- national Hotel in Calgary. Following a honeymoon trip to Mexico, the couple will take up residence in Calgary Weddings Mr and Mrs. Robert have the honour of announcing 'irnapl Pnrtur anH Mr anH _e Michael Porter and Mr. and Mrs Donald Whitfield Robart the marriage of their children, Lawna Jill and Donald Wayne on December 14 The ceremony took in McKillop United Church in Lethbridge. Mr and Mrs. Kenneth C. Doughty wish to announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Marilyn Dianne Nelson, to Del Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Delorma Brown Sr. of Toron- to. The wedding took place in Calgary on November 30 Mrs. Roberta Turtle of Taber was matron of honor Best man was Ian Grant of Edmonton. The couple spent their honey- moon in Toronto. Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In The Lethbrulge Herald All wedding reports, marriage and engage- ment announcements will now be published on a special page in The Herald's Saturday edition each week Special requests for pub- lication on other specific days of the week will be given consideration. Wedding Reports, with or without picture will now be accepted in the following forms: Standard Wedding Report- using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report form, (available at The REPORT ONLY........... 5 00 REPORT WITH 2 COLUMN PICTURE Extended Wedding If you wish information published which would be additional to that provided on The Herald's standard report form, this will be accepted and the entire report will then be charged at' 20c per count line Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411-Family Editor Determination lifts deaf girl out of silence WINNIPEG (CP) Few deaf people ever escape the strange vibration land which holds them captive and prevents them from becoming a functioning part of society. Yet Joanne Nielsen, an 18-year-old University of Manitoba student, has transcended the noiseless world where she may spend the rest of her life with such determination, will power, and strength of character that many people are unaware of her infliction until told. "I only give myself away when I ask them if they would please repeat themselves because I'm she says. "People tell me I speak very well. I try to do my best." Joanne was able to learn to speak without the benefit of for- mal therapy. She relied almost exclusively on her parents' guidance and instruction. Measles destroyed the nerves of her inner ears when she was two years old. "I don't think of myself as being deaf. I hear with my eyes instead of my ears. If I see a bird I'll imagine what it sounds like." The ordeal of attending school in her childhood and the problems associated with growing up have left vivid memories. "When I was younger I couldn't understand why I was deaf and the other children were not. I often came home crying." Her self-pity turned to determination, however, when she visited a severely handicapped cousin paralysed by polio and Joanne realizes things could have been much worse. Elementary school life proved difficult. Periodically, her schoolmates would tease her for wearing a hearing aid, and on one occasion a pupil broke Joanne's eardrum by tapping her listening device. High school presented a new assortment of hurdles and at times they seemed insurmountable. "After I started high school, I felt like quitting many times." But she persevered, mainly to justify the faith her parents had placed in her. "I kept my troubles to myself and tried harder." When she graduated from high school last summer, she received a special blinking alarm clock to recognize her out- standing scholastic achievements. She has also received recognition from the Canadian Cultural Association for poetry. Perhaps the most remarkable achievement Joanne has ac- complished is her ability to communicate verbally in a fluid and cohesive manner. She says attending schools with children who speak normally is the main reason she is able to speak effec- tively now. "If I had attended a school for the deaf, I would never have learned to speak." Joanne's realization that deaf children need to grow up in as normal an atmosphere as possible has been channelled into her own personal aspirations and ambitions. Eventually, she would like to instruct children how to cope with a world strangely alien and void of sound. "This would mean placing them in normal schools If they were with other children who could hear, many would learn to talk as I have." Ann Landers MR. AND MRS. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN ANTON Anton Last Wedding vows were recent- ly exchanged between Miss Patricia Ann Last, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Last of Lethbridge; and Christopher Robin Anton, son of Mr. T. Anton and Mrs. Dorothy Anton of Lethbridge. Rev. L. D. Hankinson of- ficiated at the double ring ceremony which took place in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. A. K. Putland was the ceremonial organist. Bridal attendants were Shirley Last and Marlene Coulter. Best man was Phil Black of Calgary and groomsman was Tom Last of Calgary. A reception was held in the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Following a honeymoon trip to Banff, the couple took up residence in Calgary. Canada nearing replacement level Medical bills climbing SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The hospital bill for Jolene Rene Lange, sble survivor of the Lange sextuplets, increases daily and officials at Santa Clara Valley medical centre say it might reach Her four brothers and a sister died of respiratory com- THE BETTER HALF plications stemming from their premature birth on Dec 8 The delivery cost, was dismissed by the hospital as a good will gesture to Charlotte Lange and her husband, Alvin, a armored car driver. By Barnes ''You might be interested to know yours was the only Santa Glaus suit in town that had to have its waist let out." VANCOUVER (CP) The vice-president of the Family Planning Federation of Canada says the time has come for Canadians to re- examine the idea that the country needs more people. MaryF Bishop told a meet- ing of the local branch of the Canadian Institute of Inter- national Affairs that Canadians must be better in- formed on all the implications of population growth. Canada now is almost at a replacement level with a growth rate of 2.1 children a couple, she said "Therefore it is time to look into the question of the benefits and disadvantages, if any, of zero population growth." Mrs. Bishop said zero popu- lation growth does not mean an end to economic growth and should not frighten business interests. There was still a potential for growth in the post-war baby boom generation. Because of that boom, there were more people and if the 2 1 rate continued there would be some population growth. Canada cannot be compared to the United States because most of the U.S. is habitable and only one-third of Canada is, she said. "It's impossible to say at this point what the maximum population of Canada should be and therefore we should look at it from a different point of view She said that if zero popu- lation growth becomes the ultimate goal, a slight reduc- tion in the 2 1 rate and closer controls on immigration would result in a Canadian population of 35 million by 2041. Mrs. Bishop saK" family planners and demographers feel birth control programs are essential ingredients in any social justice program. If women were given the knowledge and means of con- trolling their own fertility, there would be little left of the population problem. "There is proof that well-or- ganized contraceptive programs do bring the birth rate down and it doesn't de- pend on a lot of social justice to precede it." Dear Ms. Landers: I was amused by the myths that have grown up around the abbreviation Ms., as indicated by your correspondent who believes Ms. stands for "Marxist sister." That idea is, of course, ludicrous. On April 23, said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives that, for women who do not wish to be known as Miss or Mrs. the abbreviation Ms. (pronounced Miz) might be useful. My statement received a lot of attention and the idea caught on'like wildfire. Ob- viously there was a need for a salutation that did not identify marital status. The salutation Ms. has appeared for years in stenographic manuals as an appropriate form of address when it was not known if the woman was married or single. The story is as simple as that, Ann. I'm kind of sorry to take the excitement out of it. Congressman Jonathan B. Bingham, 22nd District, New York Dear Congressman Bingham: Thanks for the clue-in If you don't mind, though, I prefer Miss. I still think of Ms. as an abbrevia- tion for manuscript or multi- ple sclerosis. Dear Ann Landers: My boyfriend and I are both 20. We know each other very well and are really in love. Lately I've had a bad case of "Wedding Bell Blues." So many of my friends are getting married it's beginning to get to me. I want to get married NOW, although I know deep down in my heart that waiting is the best way. A marriage always gets off to a better start if the couple has some money in the bank. My boyfriend and I talked about it again last night and he said he is not ready to get married and to get off his back. In fact he said the very word "marriage" scares him to pieces He accused me of trying to pressure him into it, and that's not true, Ann. Please tell me how to get over these "Wedding Bell Blues." Impatient Dear Imp: It sounds to me as if your boyfriend has already settled the matter. In my opinion, he is demonstrating better judg- ment and more maturity than you. My advice is to take HIS ad- vice and get off his back, or you might lose him altogether Dear Ann Landers: Is it true that if you swallow chew- ing gum you will end up with appendicitis? I chew a lot of gum, and although I don't do it on purpose, I seem to be swallowing several wads the gum gets its flavor, and surely have an attack of appendicitis. True or false? Bubble Gum Belly Dear Belly: That old wives' tale has been kicking around for 50 years that I know of. There is no truth in it. But cut it out anyway. Swallowed chewing gum is not the best thing for your digestive tract. Dear Ann: I need your help badly. My wife and I have been separated for a month. It was probably because of my "foolishness" with other women. My wife reached the point where she decided "enough is enough." Ever since she asked me to move out of the house I have been miserable. I have told her I am terribly sorry I behaved so poorly and I've begged her forgiveness. I love her and the kids and I want to come back home and be part of a family again. My wife told me last night that if she takes me back it will be only because she doesn't want to deprive our children of their father. It's painful for me to go back on that basis. I want her to want me as a husband. What should I do, Ann? You are a woman and you know the answers to such ques- tions I await your verdict. Heartbroken Husband Dear H. H.: Go home. Sometimes when a woman has been humiliated as your wife has been, she isn't emotional- ly equipped to accept an errant husband with open arms. Once you are back in the house you will have a good op- portunity to win her love. Ac- ttons speak louder than words. Good luck. Confidential to Had To Do It: Of course you did and I don't want to detract from your generosity, but charity is not giving a bone to a hungry dog. It's sharing a bone with a hungry dog when you are just as hungry as he is. Are your parents too strict? Hard to reach? Ann Landers's booklet, "Bugged By Parents? How to Get More could help you bridge the generation gap. Send 50 cents in coin with your request and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, Illinois 60120. Engagement announced lately. When soft, it loses down it goes. I haven't felt sick or anything, but I heard again to- day that if a person swallows enough chewing gum he will Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slovak of Claresholm are pleased to announce the engagement of their only daughter, Lorna, to Dennis Guitton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Guitton of Parkland. The wedding will take place on February 15 in Claresholm. Program for retarded children stresses their ability to learn VANCOUVER (CP) The parents of retarded children never stop hoping. When the parents of almost 50 retarded children read of an ex- perimental method to discover a child's hidden potential and ways to allow it to be developed, their letters asking for more information deluged a Vancouver teacher. Hildie Golden, employed by the Vancouver school board, said in an interview that in addition to the letters, a man from Alberta called her one night, offering to bring his retarded son to her, if she thought the program might help Mrs polden explained she couldn't help him The program is an experimental one in Vancouver, being tried with two children. STARTED IN ISRAEL Basically, the program discards the old intelligence quotient measure of a child's ability and stresses the child's ability to learn. The theory behind it was developed in Israel by Dr. Reuven Feurerstein of the Hadassah-Wizo- Canada Child Guidance Clinic and Research Institute in Jerusalem. His two-year program using the learning potential assessment device had involved children at the institute, which is supported wholely by Hadassah-Wizo of Canada. In Israel, the program has had major success. From 35 children placed in the "hopelessly retarded" section, 20 now are attending regular high school. Dr. Feurerstein's theories are slowly becoming known throughout the world. When he visited Van- couver two years ago, he invited Mrs. Golden to attend a two-week seminar on low-functioning children at his clinic in Jerusalem. Mrs. Golden said she returned with enthusiasm for the program, which was set up on an experimen- tal basis involving two 12-year-old girls She said the communications with Jerusalem and the lack of time between the summer seminar and beginning of classes prevented the program from being attempted on a larger group. The girls were tested by psy- chologists before the program started, and will be tested when it ends to see whether their thinking ability has changed. Mrs Golden has written a paper for the school board and gives in- service training to other teachers and groups. She explained that Dr. Feu- rerstein tries to assess a child's ability to learn, not what he has learned. The doctor considers IQ tests unfair to the majority of culturally-and socially deprived children. "It's a culturally free thing and can be used by said Mrs. Golden of the method. "It is almost completely non-verbal and also works in the abstract." She feels it could be used in Van- couver, where a high percentage of school children are from other cultures. "We've used some hours of work and given it an experimental try in said Mrs. Golden. "Hopefully, it can be expanded through the years." Our sincerest wish for a Very WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY HAS CHANGED and the difference boautifull at A.E. CROSS STUDIO 710-3rd Ave. South 328-0111 328-0222 ;