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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDOE February Scout appointed chief for a day Nicholas Bate, who always thought he wanted tc be a policeman, got a crack at the top job on the Lethbridge force Tuesday. The 10-year-old Sea Scout was appointed police chief for the day. He is one of several Scouts and Girl Guides who were appointed to honorary positions in the city this week. Nicholas started his day by sitting in provincial court with Const. Doug Harris, court liaison officer. Const. Harris introduced the "chief" to the provincial judge and a variety of accused and traffic offenders. After a press conference and a tour of the police station, Chief Bate went out in a patrol car to see actual police work being carried out. "I learned there's a lot more to being a policeman than I Nicholas said at the end of the day. "They have a lot of work to do." But would he still like to be a policeman? "Yes, I think I he said. Other honorary positions being filled for a day during Scout and Guide Week are the mayor, city manager, RCMP officer, hospital administrators, fire chief, research station publicity director, school board directors, city librarian, health unit officials, Eaton's manager, provincial judge and LCC president. VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES Lethbridge Branch ANNUAL MEETING 11 12 NOON Sven Ericksen's restaurant The Public is Cordially Invited Anyone Wishing to Attend, Please Phone 327-4042 or 327-0709 Dream come true Nicholas Bate looks over police reports Personal Exemptions: whom you can claim, when you can claim, how you can claim, and let's do it together how. From the beginning then: first, turn to Page 4 of your return. This page is entitled "Claim for Personal Exemptions" and that's what we're filling out. Now turn to your Guide and read Items and 34. Everyone gets the Basic Personal Exemption of No matter who you are, what you earned, how old you are, or what your marital status is, you get the (unless you arrived in Canada or left the country during 1973. Item 37 of your Guide covers these Some of us get the Age Exemption. If you were bom in 1908 or earlier, you claim an additional Inotherwords, if you were or turned 65 during 1973, you may claim the Age Exemption regardless of your income. (Guide Item Married Exemption: who claims who? If your wife or husband had a net income of more than during 1973, you cannot claim them. If, however, they had an income of less than or no income at all, you can claim them. And this is how you do it: a) If the net income of your spouse was not more than you claim the full b) If the income of your spouse was over but less than you do just as it says and deduct net income from to get the amount of your claim. What you do now is enter either or the amount from (b) above, on Line 65. (Guide Item What if I got married during 1973? If you were married for any part of the year (even a day) you can claim for the full year if your spouse meets the income require- ments above. (Guide Item I understand that, but what's en "Equivalent to Married Exemption" end who gets it? The first thing to do is read Item 35 of your Guide. As it explains, if you were single, divorced, sepa- rated or a and supported a relative in 1973. you may be eligible. If that's the case, what you do next is find Schedule 6 (it came with your return) and read it carefully. Now. Basically, what all that information means is this: if you were not married in 1973 (or were separated or widowed) and you were supporting a relative who was living with you and did not earn more than during the year, you may claim the relative as an Equivalent to Married Exemption. Just answer the questions on Schedule 6 and follow through. The calculation is exactly the same as for Married Exemption. (Example: Let's say you are a widow who fully supported your 12- year-old son during 1973. In that case, you may claim him as a "Married Equivalent" for instead of the standard for children under 16.) Once you have it calculated on Schedule 6, you enter it on Page 4, Line 66 of your return. Alright Now what about exemptions for wholly dependent children? Open your Guide to Item 36. Everything you need to know, including calculation example, is explained there. Follow it as you fill in the section of your return on Page 4 entitled "Exemption for Wholly Dependent It's easy. Just go slowly and make sure that you do provide all details specified for each exemption claimed. Your return cannot be processed until all information is included. What about "Other That's clearly explained (with examples) in your Guide, Item 38. On your return, you enter them on Page 4, Lines 67 and 68. Then what? Add up the total of all your personal exemptions on Page 4 of your return. Take that total and enter it on Page 2. Line 36. What about the Schedule? If you have filled in all or part of Schedule 6. attach it to your return. I still nave a question. What do I do? Follow April Aid. First read your Guide. If it's still not clear, phone orvisit your own DistrictTaxation Office. Anything else? Just one thing. Please check and re-check your calculations. Even the smallest error in arithmetic will delay the processing of your return. That's it. APRIL AD Together we can get it done. miname Your Guide is always the besl answer Seadrt fffflown Believe ft Should Jell you wnai you Jo itnow. and Jxm Jo figure things oul Wawhthisneiiwpaper from now through mid-flprrt we IITiyto give you as nwdh help as possible, m print about vp0oific pMjWflffi when you see something thai applies lo you. otip the for nAerenoe. use fl when you're own Ksf wAJ help tf you re SWfl confused or some- thing juSI doesn 1 seem to work, phone Your own District Taxa- tion Office number you trve outside trie office area. call Sie Operator and aSk lor Zenffli 0-4000 Remember, all tails are Tree, ana the service is thereforyou Just Calgary Public Bldg 205 -8fh Avenue S E Calgary, Federal Public Bldg 9820- 107lh Street Edmonton Some people prefer to talk ft over in person And thaJs line, too 11 you re one ol Them and have a problem wrth your Income Tax, drop by tor tree help faoe-to- laoe The address your own Ostriet Taxation OH toe balow Alia T2GOL1-265-8890 T5K1E8-425-3510 Wrrte to your nearesS District Taxa- tion Explain your problem as ctearty as posstWe and include all mtormatton (And your return address, please'') They wSl answer your tetter as as possiKe Herald- Family Life is not planned for the left-handers BELLEVILLE, Ont. (CP) Left-handers still struggle with discrimination despite recent improvements in their status. At an early age, they learn to cope with Southpaw and Lefty and other nicknames that often stick for life. "I was even called 'retard' when I was recalls Barbra Shepard, now a left- handed receptionist with a soft-drink firm. However, the centuries-old belief that a child showing left-handed tendencies was not quite right has been ba- nished from the minds of mothers and educationists. Evidence from surveys and recent -tests has shown that switching a child's natural hand preference may have damaging effects, such as causing stuttering. Children beginning school in the last 25 years have been allowed to use the hand they prefer, though psychologists say that they most often show no strong preference for ei- ther hand until mid-childhood. Even though the dis- crimination against left-hand- ers at school has ended, it is still evident at home and at work. TOOLS DIFFICULT Around the house, just about everything from pullstart lawnmowers to kitchen cupboard doors are made for right-handed operation. Try using your left hand on a screwdriver, an iron or even an ordinary pair of scissors. Despite much modern equipment being designed to be used by either hand, there are still many areas where being left-handed has its dis- advantages. -Frank Martin of Canada's manpower department said that in the needle trades, for example, where sewing ma- chines are used, and in seov- automated production lines where high speed is essential, a worker's left-handedness is often detrimental. Some machines have safety controls set in such a manner that punching or pressing op- erations can only take place in conjunction with righthanded movement. This forces left- handed operators to cross hands, thus slowing down the production and perhaps creating a dangerous sit- uation. Things are improving, how- ever. You can buy left-handed scissors, left-headed screws and screw nails and adjust- able irons. In the recreation field, it is possible to buy left-handed golf clubs, catcher's mitts and fishing reels. But it is obvious that only major manufac- turers cater to lefties, and their products are seldom bargain-priced. A local sporting goods shop ERIKAIZSAK spokesman said the last four or five years has seen an in- crease in guns made for left- handed sportsmen. This is really something to be thankful for, as a normal rifle or shotgun ejects shells and cartridges toward the face of the left-handed person. Bui. course, ihs guns will cost about 10 per cent more. In spite of the dis- crimination, many left- handed people seem to end up well adjusted, often more capable with both their hands than righties. For instance, Isa Smith of Belleville uses her left hand for everything but writing. She said she went to school in Scotland where everyone was made to write right-handed. Despite this, she still consid- ers herself a lefty. Golden Mile Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Keep fit 10 a.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Wednesday: Bingo p.m. Cash prizes. Thursday: Whist drive p.m. Cash prizes. Friday: The Golden Mile Singers will perform at the world day of prayer at First United Church at 2 p.m. Noteworthy: All members are reminded that the date for the Golden Mile Singers to appear on TV has been changed to Sunday, Feb. 24. Members are asked to return books of bazaar tickets by March 4. The daffodil tea and bazaar will be held at the centre from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Handicrafts, bake sale, white elephant sale, fortune telling and the like will be featured. Male members of the centre will be waiters. There are still a few tickets left for the April bus tour to Disneyland. A special afternoon of films will be presented at 2 p.m. March 14. This is being sponsored by the Lethbridge Public Library and National Film Board. More help needed for families of mentally ill L Federal Public Bldg 9820- 107lh Street, Edmonton. Alta T5K1E8-425-3510 ____ mmmfm Alumnae elects officers St. Michael's Hospital Alumnae has elected Erika Izsak as its president. Clara Skauge was elected vice-president, with Gerri Shankland as secretary and Mary Ann Unrau as treasurer. Committee heads include, Riet Scheffer, membership; Kathy Pierzchala and Jean Larson, public relations; Elda Barva, social committee; Linda Sudeikat, ways and means; Julie DeMaere, archives; and Carol Mentanko, bulletin committee. Calendar The monthly meeting of Lethbridge and district Parents of Twins and Triplets Association will be held at tonight in the gas company auditorium. Program will feature a film and speaker from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. For further information contact Sneryl Mclimes at 328- 6321 or Virginia Stockbam at 328-2449. The Playgoers of Lelhbridge will present a workshop on directing at p.m. Friday at the Bowman Art Centre. Members and new members welcome. For further information contact Bob Baonton at 3284034. By VIVIAN BROWN NEW YORK (AP) Fami- lies of the mentally ill need help, too, says Nedda Logan, lovely wife of Broadway- director Joshua Logan. In her soft spoken manner she was describing her role in coping with the illness of her husband, a manic-depressive, during his bad years. "It is one of the problems of mental take care of the patient, but they don't help the she ob- served. Fortunately, her own doctor provided strength when she needed it, she says, and she was able to cope. But some families do not recognize mental illness and some do not know how to cope with it if they are aware, she has concluded. "Manic depressives are up and down. When they are de- pressed, it is easier because they need the family. When they are high, they don't need anyone. They are in euphoria, spending a lot of money and going for days without sleep. Their brains could learn a whole language when he was in the Mrs. Logan recalled. Interviewed in her New York apartment, Mrs. Logan said her husband has lost all his fears and has been in fine shape for many years. But in her opinion, more education would promote better understanding of mental some families may be ashamed or try to hide the problem. The THE BETTER HALF way to start, she said, is with the young. For example, she is trustee of the Museum of the City of New York which has been providing exhibitions and lectures on topics of interest to youth in the last few years. A program on drugs was a big success, she said, and one on venereal disease is coming up. She said they will go on from there, emphasizing visual presentations which seem to be extremely effective in teaching young people. She was co-chairman of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration, a affair with a fashion show sponsored by the American fur industry, using celebrities as models. Such events, she said, help maintain the museum and its special programs. The museum captured Mrs. Logan's interest in 1955 when it did a special exhibition of the work of her father, playwright-actor Edward Harrigan. Harrigan owned his own Broadway theatre and his plays in the 1870s and 1880s depicted New York City life. Memorabilia from that era dots the unique decor of the Logans' apartment, where a background of sketches, family paintings and photographs spills into every room. Intermingled are tum- of-the-cenlury bibelots, fine French furnishings and a collection of decorative art pieces. By Barnes "Frankly you were pretty far gone lost night. On the way you had a meaningful dialogue with an oak tree." ;