Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Have you noticed that mothers and fathers no longer carry infanLs in their arms Babies are toted in boxes the modern way to stash, feed, hold and carry one's child. All hail the Infant Scat! There ought to be legislation similar to the message which is mandatory on cigarette packs: "Warning, Excessive or prolonged use may be harmful to your infant's future mental health." Why are our pediatricians and psychologist so derelict in this area of preventive medicine. Don't they recognize the potential dangers? Some of your modern babies are held for only a few minutes a day when they are moved from the box to tile crib. Please alert young mothers to the emotional hazards when infants arc not held, rocked and caressed. Babies need the warmth of a mother's loving arms and a father's, too. It makes them feel safe and protected. We can learn from the animals. No chimpanzee or puppy or piglet ever thrived in a box away from its mother. DEAR C.DL.: Right you are. The infant seat is useful for brief transport, and it can be a life-saver when travelling, but there is no substitute for a mother's arms. Dr. Harvey Harlow of tne University of Wisconsin Pri- mate Laboratory says the absolute minmum of bodily con- tact between mother and child to insure the proper normal socialization and development is from 30 minutes to one hour of holding every day. Dr. Harlow points out that mothers do not automatically love their babies and the Ultimate bodily contact serves to bind the mother to her baby and helps make her love it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am 12 years old and in the 7th grade. My problem is my English teacher. There are 72 kids in our class so she has to speak with a microphone. It seems like she is a nervous wreck. This teacher stands in front of the class with a bag of buttered popcorn, yakking a mile a minute, tossing the corn into her mouth and crunching into the microphone till it drives everybody crazy. Then she jabs her fingernails between her teeth to get the kernels of corn out. It's very unappetizing, not to say it grates on every- body's nerves. Do you think 72 students ought to keep their collective mouths shut and put up with this display of horrible man- ners? We would appreciate a solution to our problem one that will nol get us expelled, please. Thank you. Without Portfolio DEAR VICTIMS: First let me say hi behalf of the teacher, I feel very sorry for anyone who has 72 kids in one class. No wonder she's nervous. This does not justify bad manners, however, and I sug- gest that you students write a letter and tell her what is bothering you. It is not necessary to be rude or insulting. Simply outline your grievances and SIGN YOUR NAMES. It may be that the teacher is unaware that she is irritating her students and needs only to be told. Please send inquiries and requests to Landers Reader- mail Department, Chicago Sun Times-Daily Mews, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, HI. 60611. Younger militants -------------------------WednMday, February J3, 1972 THE LEIHBRIDGt HEBAID gelling rei TORONTO (CP) Tlio Business and Professional Women's Clubs are not femin- ist organizations in the cur- rent, militant sense. They were formed when business and professional women were a rarer breed, so members could meet and encourage one another. Over the years they have made steady efforts to belter the lot of their kind. Nazla Dane of Toronto, the current international presi- dent, says she applauds the results the young militants are getting, and she believes the network she heads still has much to do. "We might disband in the event we felt women were treated as people with equal access to education and pro- motion and with a real equal- ity in remuneration. "We might if there was an end to the invidious and insid- ious kind of discrimination that makes you feel ttiat you are an outsider in a group of men. "I wonder, will young peo- ple someday, working as a team, wonder what the to-do was all Miss Dane was elected President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs for a three-year term at a meeting in Edmonton in July. She is Ihu second Canadian president, I he first was Mar- garet Hymhian of Toronto, elected in 1930. Miss Dane rclired this year as director of Ihe educational fliid women's divisions of the Canadian Life Insurance As- sociation. She now free-lances as a public-relations consult- ant. She says she believes friendship is one of the impor- tant things an international group offers. "It may sound sentimental, but the more you understand people and know them, the less likely you are to have trouble." She says feminism and en- vironmental concerns are of interest to women in almost all Ihe federation's 49 member countries. Miss Dane says she has an answer to people who object to (lie presence of clubs from totalitarian states in the group. "I think that if we can ac- cept these women into our or- ganization, and they can learn about democracy, they will help to introduce democracy into their countries. It's not in any way our purpose, but it's a dream, and sometimes they come true." One-cent romance leads to big merger NEW HAMBURG, Ont. fCP) When Carl Schcll of Petersburg, Ont., borrowed a penny from Jessie Flood at a restaurant nine months ago, he had no way of knowing that they would soon be "Mom" and "Dad" to 29 chil- dren. Carl had dropped into the restaurant for a meal. When he went to pay the bill, he found himself one cent short. A smiling Jessie volunteered the penny. And that started n romance which led to their marriage Saturday. Carl had 12 children bv a previous marriage; Jessie had 17, eight still at home. Carl and Jessie, both in early 50s, will live at their home in this community 10 miles west of Waterloo. Eight of Carl's children, the young- stay on at his home in Petersburg. 'It takes a certain kind of person for a marriage like sighed Jessie. Can you imagine me marrying some- one with only two or three children? No. It takes some one with quite a few children himself. A person with only two or three wouldn't be able to take it. vv ALL IN THE FAMILY Carl Schell, father of 12, and Kevin and Debbie Schell. Cen.re: Sandy Flood Mrs Gary' his bride, the former Jessre Flood, mother of 17, both of Honderich. Mr. and Mrs. Schell, Mrs Edward Albrecht ana IT, 'IlTh SchelL Rear: Glodys and Jan" Front: left, Wendy and Cheryl Flooa and Paul, Randy, Bruce, Larry, Judy and Gwen Schell. senger pleasure boat out of Win- "There is nothing like a dame." nipeg that makes chartered and sang the sea-faring men of the j public cruises on the Red River musical, South Pacific. j from .May to October each year. But a dame at the helm? Holy j Since 1967 she has been work- Tugboat Annies ing on the Kiver Rouge as a Ixiis Challander. a petite 25- Pa-vro" elcrk- year-old Winnipcggcr, is mak- ing it a distinct possibility as nographcr and part-time deck hand. ing n a msunet possibility as she prepares to over-nm yet an- "T toss Dan Ritchie, general other on the long list of'crum- j operations manager and princi- bling male bastions. j pal owner cf the River Rouge has encouraged her to learn boating operations and is here with her for the marine course instructions. The company has plans to ex- pand to Toronto and Montreal, and Miss Challander wants to city. j It- purl of it. "I'm looking for- If she passes I lie Ihrec-monlh j ware' u''lcn I get course, she will receive a corti- j ou' rnsi ;md train a crew of ficale as of minor j mc" to mlr boats the way ters, entitling her to command run." Miss Challnnder. who has spont flic last four summers on j deck learning the operations of a river boat, enrolled in Janu- ary in a mariner's course at Confederation Community Col- lege in this Lake Superior port her to command any vessel of any tonna.qo in any of Canada's smaller bodies of writer. Meanwhile, in.TriagiMnindcd mariners are warned to keep thoir distance "I've got no use for niiir- II would be just one step he. ynml that In bocome a captain I she sav.s. "You can keep on ships ihal ply inland walors babios and dirty like Ihe Croat llakes, ami after diapers. Maybe I'll change my Ihal, the high seas. I "'hen I'm iilrout PI) years At Ihe moment, however, it's thorn's too nriny things just a matter of business for the j'"