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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuudny, February 3, 1972 TH! lETHBSIDSE HERALD 15 ami Fir, n Psychiatric day car e HAPPY CELEBRATION Five generations were present at a recenl of the family, seated left to right, Scott Harris, 6, Cameron Harris, 4, birthday celebration held at the Edith Caveil Nursing Home in honor Margaret Sauer 56. Standing are left, Cynthia Harrir. and Elsie of Frances Milk Is, seated far right. Her 81st birthday brought the rest Szucs, 41. M.U KI.'KN JA.MIKSON Stafl Writvr The locked room is a I bins of the past for psychiatric pa- tients at the municipal hospi- tal, said Dr. Scott Angus tinuous rmr.sing care is (he sub- stitution." Dr. Angus, psychiatric rep- resentative on the medical com- mittee for the Lcthbridge -Mu- nicipal Hospital, said the psy- chiatric wing, recently cd from eight to 21 is used for the treatment of all forms of mental illness. In an attempt to gel patients out and mixing in the commu- nity, the staff is operating an active day care program. This program, he said, is similar to that already provid- ed for in care patients, the one difference being thai day care patients go home in I he- evening. It c o v e r .s electrotherapy, group therapy, occupational I therapy and a recreational pro- gram. Electrotherapy is used to al- ter mood, Dr. Angus expiainrd, and acts as a stabilizer for bo'h the depressed and the excited. It is used in certain types of depression and f.o some extent 1 in treating schizophrenia. i Group therapy is divided into three categories. The simplest is the socialization group, which Dr. Angus said is designed to meet the needs of people who i have difficulty mixing oth- ers. These ore frequently pr-oplc I who have been ill. insliluiiorKit- ized, or .sometimes the lonely eldoriy. I Then there are inlvoduclurv i groups which get people aecus- i Somed lo the notion of group therapy, he said. "It's to get them talking about their feelings and feelings j towards others." i Once this is accomplish, I they may move on to long term i therapy. ''Tiie long term inten- sivc group is the dynamic Mrs, F. plays a mean fiddle PETERBOROUGH, Out. (CP> Tom Ficetham says her father "played a mean clari- net." Now she's 90 and she still plays a mean fiddle. Music runs in Ihe Fleetharn family. Mrs. Fleetham's son Orv ac- companies her on t h c piano when she records a few favorite numbers just for the fun of it. He was introduced to music at the age of two, when the familv lived in Burlington, Ont, and his mother, her brother and her late husband all played jn a Sunday school orchestra. Mrs. Fleetharn played the comet then. Now she looks after her own house, the same one she's lived in for half a cen- tury, and is active in the United Church. "I never wanted to drive a car but I could hitch up n h.irse and buggy and drive r.ny she said recently at her 90th birthday party. "I like the old-time music. I never could iraster the fast music." Ann Landers MRS. FLEETHAM AND SON ORV BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 12lh St. "C" N. Fri., Feb. 4th Starts aT p.m. Doors Open p.m. B Cards for 1.00 4th, 8ih and 12lh Gcvnei in 7 Numbers WORTH in 56 Number. Proceeds Towards Brick in New Arer.a Sorry No One Under 16 Years of Age Allowed (Calendar or local k Members of the Letbbridge j Sketch Club are reminded of the Thursday deadline for en- tries in the club's February art show. Entries should be brought to the Bowman Art Centre or contact Mrs. Rita Rider, 328-2250. Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mar- quis Hotel, followed by a no- host lunch. Membership cards for 1972 will be available. All members are requested to at- tend. Women of the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization welcome. The Pensioners and Senior j Members of L e I h b ridge Citizens Ladies Auxiliary, affil- iated with Provincial and Na- tional Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, February 3rd Sponsored by tadies' Aid of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAIL CORNER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts ot and is Won Every Thursday 5th-7 No. Jackpot Pot o' Gold 2Sc PER CARD OR 5 FOR SI.00 ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed Lodge No. 2, IOOF are minded of the bus leaving the j civic centre for tlie Fort Ma- cleod installations on Th'irs- I day at 7-p.m. I The Loyal Order ot Moose will hold a social and dance on Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Moose Hall. Music by Wat- mough's Orchestra. Members and invited guests. j Oddfelloxvs, Rebekahs a nd i friends are reminded of the j card party to be held in the i Oddfellows Hall on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. Golden Mile Senior Citizens Centre j Monday: Keep fit, a.m. i j Tuesday: Singing, a.m., I bridge tournament, p.m.! DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a 14-year-old girl with a problem that has been bugging me a lot. My mom sees nothing wrong having me babysit for friends and neigh- bors unlil a.m. on schoaol nights, but when I ask per- mission to go with a church group to one of their activi- ties, which is well chaperoned by the way, she expects me lo be in at p.m., no later. I'd like your opinion be- cause I think you try to be fair to both sides. Just sign Treatment In Kockford DEAR ROCK: 1 think the two issues should be treated separately. Like so: Part 14-year-old should NOT be babysitting until a.m. on a Ecbool night. That's for openers. Part Two: a 14-year-old girl ought to be able to attend a chaperoned, church-sponsored activity if she agrees to be home no later than on a weekend night, assuming. of course, that.there is no school the following day. (You're welcome, DEAR ANN: Recently, you had a chance to give a really meaty answer to an important question and you wig- gled your way out. Will you try it again? A distressed woman wrote for advice on how to live with a man who is a non-talker. You said, "Accept the fact that after 22 years1 the guy is not going to change." I'm 25 and have been married for four years to a man who is not only a non-talker but he is also a non-listener. My husband has absolutely no interest in anything I have to say. When I hear him talk to friends for hours end about hockey and football and baseball I get depressed. We have three pro-school children and there are plenty of things we could talk about, but lie has told me flat out that he is bored by these topics. Must I accept the fact that my husband, like the husband of the woman who wrote to you, will never change? I feel as if I am living with a stranger. Try again, DEAR MIN: Since you and the "stranger" have had three children in four years my hunch is that he is a non- verbal communicater where you are concerned. If you con- sider this answer "wiggling out" a second time, I apologize, but I don't think you two ever talked much and furthermore it is my hunch that your guy is not going to change, cither. DEAR ANN LANDERS: How much "understanding" must a second wife have to prove she really loves her husband When I married Robbie he told me his first wife was a liar, a cheat, a severe neurotic, a lazy no-good everything rotten, she was it. Now I find that he is meet- ing her after work to talk about the children. He is also taking her to lunch in little out-of-the-way places to talk about the children. He takes off from wwk in the middle of the day to go to PTA meetings with her because he doesn't want to disappoint the children. The children, incidentally, are :'2. 20, 19. IS. and eight years of age. The three oldest are married. When I tell him 1 think he is handing me a line and I'm going to leave if he doesn't stop seeing ex-wife, he cries falls on his knees and begs for forgiveness. Somebody has a screw loose and I'm beginning lo think it's TT.C, What do you think DEAR SYRACUSE: Fare it, not going 10 win this one. Husbands who can't disconnect from ex-wives arc incurable. You're fighting a losing battle. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes Lioneltes i Mrs. Isabel Larson wa5 rr- i cently elerttd president of the Lethbridge Lionettes for tac j 1972 terra. j Other officers elected are: Mrs. Marilyn Bergman, past, president, Mrs. Doreene John- i ston. vice president, Mrs.; Florence Schaufele, secretary, and Mrs. Chris Bunvash, Ircas- urer. I Terry Hiley, sick and committee and Mrs. j Doris Oliver, program commit- tee. j The new executive was in- ducted bv District Governor fiahiftng the rooms her .exploration of and per- .sonahly." In fills r u p, he claim11, "things happen People may exprass strong fec'lings, anrl can learn much about themselves. As a future project. Dr. An- 1 gLis said. hope to have eve- ning groups for people who have gone hack to work, so wn I can continue tins form of treal- nvnt." Mental illness falls inio two categories, psychoses and neur- oses, hff said. the principal psychosis, said Dr. Angus, "is a shattering of person a 1 i t y, f re! ings Income separ- from The per- .son may hallucinate, see visions or hoar voices. lie may re- :spond to good news by weep- ing, or may teuph or show no emotion in response to the death of a friend or relative. The neuroses. Dr. Angus said, include anxiety, depression, ob- sessive compulsive reaction and hysteria. Not. he added, I what the lay person usually con- siders hysteria, but "the expres- i sion of emotional conflict in a I physical manner.'1 .such as suf- fering from paralysis or blind- ness which is not the result of physical disease. Anybody, said Dr. Angus, can develop an anxiety state, pro- viding be is under enough stress. "This is what brain- washing is about.'' Most people manage to cop? wiLh their aiisiely problems, and it is accepted as a normal response in situations which are recognized as anxiety provok- ing, he ?aid; such as going to court or taking an examination. Those who don't cope, de- velop anxiety neurosis, he said, but emphasized the fact that people who have "been through an effective treatment f program are able to handle nor- mal living satisfactorily there- i after." However. are alJ polen- i tially menially ill. according to Dr. Angus. "There is no them us." 101st birthday WEYBURN. Sask. (CP) People today are in too much of a hurry they have no time to visit. That's the opinion of Catter-; ine Becker and sbo speaks; from experience she's 101 years old this week. Mrs. Becker, described as' spry by other residents of the Weyburn Nursing Home, was: born near Troy, Ont., married j a beet farmer in 1890 and mov- ed to this Saskaichewan city. She says she enjoys watch- Ing television, but "there are so many bad programs, they're scandalous." i LOSE xurniE.vrs Mashed and scalloped pota- I toes lose some of their nutrients during cooking and continue to lose more if allowed to stand. Mike Bolokoski of Lions Inter- national District 37C. Lionel to projects to raise money include raffles, bake sales, sale of pocket books to city motels and assisting at the concession booth during sfocfc car races. also sponsor a monthly Sunshine Tea for the j blind citizens of Letbbridge and district, donate io the Auxiliary Hospital. Save the Children I Fiuid and Meals on Wheels. Club membership is opon to any Lion's wife from the dmvn- tcnvn, Lakevicw or Norbridge Lions' clubs. Dinner meetings arc held the third Tuesday of the month at the Marquis Hotel. Free copies of one of the world's most quoted newspapers i sharp. j Wednesday: Annual at 2 p.m. sharp, members are ask- cd to be in attendance. The centre will be closed during I the meeljng. lluirsday: Singing, air Friday: Afternoon vi.sit of Ibn nurses from nursing school Coming F.vrnls: Tim cenlrc will I hold a pot-luck lunch and thcs- terfield to Spoons shouor on February Ifi at 1 p.m. Kvrry- one welcome. Tlie sliower is in i nid ol Ihc centre's new home. i polls. Winner POLARIZED LENSES l.ENSf.S iv.n- Just send us your name and address and we'll mail you a few free copies of the Monitor without obligation. "Have you considered leaving your thuml' to 308 7th 51. S. Phono 327-5949 or 327-3609 THE MONIIOK SCIENCE In Lilnionlnn wii'rr dnwntnwn at 10711: 51 ft lOnih Ave. Inlomntn 360-1 BOO. COMMONWEALTH CANAI1A UMITED We of people. ;