Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 - THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID - Saturday, February !7, 1973 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I just had a terrific argument with our daughter. Here's the situation. Linda is 19, a junior in college. She works part-time, owns her own car, and is usually good about letting us know her whereabouts. Yesterday she had a day off from school, left the house at 8:00 a.m. to "do some things." By 10:00 p.m. my husband and I became worried and I committed the unpardonable sin. I called two of her friends to ask if they knew where Linda was. At midnight, she came in all smiles -couldn't understand our concern. She said she had driven to visit her boyfriend and she didn't tell us in advance because she was afraid we might not approve. We feel it would have been no more than a gesture of DEAR ANN LANDERS: I read with interest the letter from the woman who had a hysterectomy at 42, and signed her letter "The Thrill Is Gone." I had a hysterectomy two years ago at 40 and I am signing my letter "Better than never." For eight years before the operation I was plagued by female problems and a fear of pregnancy. I had had five children, closely spaced, and I spent half my time in the doctor's examining room. My gynecologist assured me that my sex life would be the same as before. He told me about the pills that would replace the hormonal loss which every woman experiences when she has her ovaries removed. He spent an hour explaining exactly what the operation was all about. I will consideration -to have had phoned us at some time during the 16-hour interval. Up until this time we have always asked our children to list their plans on a slip of paper and leave it at the telephone. Are we old-fashioned parents? Are we overly protective? Are we off base? What are your views? -J.S. DEAR J.S.: A 19-year-old college girl who works part-time and owns her own car should not have to worry about parental consent to drive to visit her boyfriend. She should be sufficiently mature and independent to tell her parents of her plans in advance - and she should be thoughtful and considerate enough to phone home from the road and say, "I'm O.K. and on my way home." never forget his words, "You will feel better, look better and DO better after the surgery." He went on to tell me that many women dread a hysterectomy because they view it "womanliness." Others think of the operation as a convenient excuse to avoid marital sex (which they never enjoyed anyway). I concluded that the problem in most instances is psychological and a good doctor can help immensely by counselling in advance and giving the woman reassurance. My doctor, bless him, was willing to spend the time to educate me. I am now 42 and enjoying marital relations more than I have in 15 years. 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All received beer tankards and plaques for their efforts. ean tour promised to gymnasts NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) - A willowy nine-year-old blonde leaps to the parallel bars, lips pursed and with a determined look as she whirls through her routine, at the Sparca Gymnastic Club. She's one of 40 girls who practise a little harder these days, knowing that half of their number will be chosen for a six-week gymnastic tour of Europe next summer. The Sparca girls range in age from eight to 16, and several times a week they meet in school gyms to sharpen their skills. Those chosen for the tour-on the basis of desire and dedication - will visit cities in Abortions legal QLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -Women now are legally entitled to abortions in Washington state at any stage of their pregnancy and regardless of how long they have lived in the state, attorney-general Slade Gorton said here. The 1970 state law which legalized abortion prohibited the operation after the woman had been pregnant four months or if she had not lived in the state three months. Representative Alan Bluechel (R-Kirklamd) asked Gorton if these restrictions had been invalidated by a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion. Gorton said they had. The attorney general also said that the state may continue to require that all abortions be performed by licensed physicians. He said requirements for prior consent under certain conditions were not passed upon by the supreme court and thus are presumed to be enforceable. The law requires not only the woman's consent but that of her parent or other legal guardian if she is unmarried and under 18. If she is miarried and living with her husband, she must have his consent. Gorton said the requirement that abortions be pCTformed only at accredited hospitals or at clinics approved by the state F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. 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SHARE EVERYDAY LIFE Louise Stratton, project organizer, said contact has been made with clubs all along their itinerary, and agreement has been reached that the youngsters will be able "to share their everyday life as well as their gymnastic world during our stay in each area." The girls are scheduled to leave Vancouver July 14 and return Aug. 23. Public performances will be given in each place. At the longest stopover, 10 days in Halmso, Sweden, they will attend a German-Swedish gymnastic camp. For most of the tour, the girls will be billeted in private homes, with a few days at youth hostels. Youngest going in the trip will be 10 years old, and the majority between age 10 and 14. The spirited practice sessions are punctuated by the thump of small bodies hitting the floor. Now-direct from Scotland... for you the casual elegance of hand-made-to-measure Scottish clothes If you think about it, you know the world's finest tweeds and knitwear come from Scotland. 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A CMHA lifeline volunteer befriended Mrs. A and helped her make contact with the community. Mrs. A has started to show some signs of interest in life. She is making an effort to-fix up her apartment, even going so far as to do some painting. Mr B spent several years in Ponoka, originally for an alcohol problem. When he was discharged, he was placed in a foster home. He was remote and withdrawn. CMHA began to involve him in some of their programs, and got him interested in the guitar. Now he plays for social events sponsored by the association. He's tiirndng out to be a good volunteer himself, according to Sister Clarissa, board member and past president of the CMHA, southern region. "He still has difficulty holding a job, but he is functioning and looking after himself; enjoying life to some extent, and helping others. "Without aftercare," said Sister Clarissa, "approximately one-third of these patients will suffer relapses requiring further periods of hospitalization." To combat these dismal statistics, CMHA is working to improve attitudes toward mental illness, to improve treatment, care and rehabilitation services and to promote mental health. "The association Is concerned not with mental health only," said the good sister, "but also with the mental and emotional well-being of all citizens. "The various programs offered patients include bowling, swimming, crafts, yoga, outings, birthday parties (and) camping. The thrust of CMHA is to provide programs . . . that serve as stepping stones to facilitate integration back into the community." Sister Clarissa said the demand for CMHA services has accelerated during - the past year Vbecause. of the- expansion of the psychiatric unit of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital from eight to,21 beds, and because of the trend to re-esfcalb-lish patients in Ponoka back into their respective communities. "It is anticipated ,that tfrfa trend will continue," she pointed out, and "enlarged comirmui-ity-based programs for the rehabilitation of these patients become more and more urgent. "To maintain these programs, to improve them and to expand them," said Sister Clarissa, "puts an ever-mcreasing load on our physical and financial resources." In 1973, CMHA will need $19,000 to help "get people back into the community," she said. This year, the money will be raised mainly through government, municipal and city grants, through memlberships and through direct, door-to-door campaigning. "We've pulled out of the United Appeal," she explained. "What we could obtain was so inadequate, and they couldn't assure us of any more. While you're a member, you can't do any direct campaigning for funds." FEBRUARY FAMILY ALLOWANCE DRAW PHONE 327-7331 WIN A $50.00 S GIFT CERTIFICATE Good for any Merchandise in the Store H cash your Family Allowance Cheque in SAA'N week to be eligible for the draw. 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