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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: We were disappointed in your answer to "The Gimp." You indicated that ''the insensitive clods in the world'1 cannot be changed and the amputee who couldn't handle his problem had obviously failed to make a "complete adjustment." A person with your enormous readership is in an excellent position to help change the attitudes of insensitive clods" and believe me, handicapped persons and their families need all the help they can get. Is it asking too much of so-called "normal" people to adjust a little and show some kindness to those who have lost a limb, or their sight, or have distorted speech due to deafness or cerebral palsy? Dr. Howard Ruck brought this forcibly to our attention during World War II when the veterans were coming home. He pointed out that many veterans had to return to hospitals because of emotional problems created by the community's lack of sensitivity and understanding especially if they disfigured or badly crippled. True, handicapped persons must learn not to be hyper- sensitive, but ve need to educate the community to feel more comfortable around the handicapped They should not stare and gasp, nor turn their heads away as if the sight is too horrible to look at. None of our immediate family is disabled, hut we have experienced the same reactions which "Tbe Gimp" expressed when we have taken our handicapped friends to public ac- tivities. Once we were asked not to bring a man into a res- taurant because his presence makes the other customers sick. Please Ann. let the community know they have a re- sponsibility to keep social contacts available to people who have a physical, mental or emotional "difference." Thank you. and Mrs. Henry W. Ellis, Executive Directors of Outlook, Longwood. Florida DEAR FRIEXDS: You have given us all a lesson in com- passion and moral responsibility and I thank you for it. Howard Rusk's autobiography, "A World To Care For" is a fascinating history of rehabilitation in this country. Dr. Rusk is my candidate for sainthood and the book is a must for all petTple who must face life with a physical handicap. Confidential to Crystal Bail Gazing And Seeing Clouds: Everybody marries for love. But sometimes it is love of money, power, social position, list is end- less. It's impossible to look inside someone's head and learn what they reallv love best. Friday, January 19, 1973 THE LETKERIDGE HERALD 19 Police school accepts girls By ROSEMARy SINGLETON1 kilchentr Waterloo Record KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) A girls' group has been added to Uie boys' Cadet Organization Police School started by a po- lice corporal and his wile in 1967. C.O.P.S. offers kids a pro- gram that includes parade drill, judo, first aid and lec- tures on citizenship and law en- forcement. It was begun by Cpl. Joseph Lederman, head of the juveaile division of the Waterloo police department. It has grown from a membership of four to 115. The new girls' program has 50 members. The cadets are affiliated with the Highland fusiliers under the sponsorship of tie Waterloo police commission and the Waterloo Rotary Club. Rotary donates the use of its bus to pick up and return home all j cadets. There are no membership fees. Sports equipment, services 1 and uniforms are free. calendar of- f local happar.inqi Inaugural ball goicns Priscilla of Bost-cn's sketch, left, is the design for Julie Nixon Eisenhower's for her father's inaugural Made in whiie solii, it features a high-rise boc'ice with an neckline coliared in a deep embroidered pearl and diamond bertha. The full molded skirt has bias pleals. Tricia Nixon Ccx's gown, also by Priscilla, is of red satin and the bodice features small leaf appliques touched with tiny crystals aid dia- monds. The full bias skirt has a bordered hemline matching the bodies. (AP Wirephdo) Women moving upward j The Anne Campbell Singers 1 are reminded to meet at Mc- United Church Sim- i day at 10 a-m. for e practice and performance of Joseph's Dreamcoat. Girls are asked to vrear their blue dresses and bring a bag lunch. Taping Kill be at 1 p.m. c Tire Major Jack Ross Chap- ter. IODE. will meet Mon- day at 2 p.m. at the home o! Mrs. R. D. Turnbull. IBM 22 St. Barbara Lederman said in an interview: "Our purpose is to develop leadership qualities -so that the young people can be better citizens and contribute to the community both as young people and ts SEWING SKIRTS Mrs. Lederman has worked with her husband since the start of C.O.P.S. In its early days, she helped form an auxi-' liary of, interested women to raise money. They also hand- sewed the first eight wrestling, mats and other sports equip- ment. Mrs. Sid Turner has already sewn 25 skirts for the girls and intends to sew the other 25. Three of the corps' 11 instnic- j tors are Waterloo policemen. Four former cadeLs have be- come instructors with the corps, two have joined tbe Waterloo police, and two the Ontario Pro- vincial Police. "Although these four have joined the police force, it is not the intention to promote the profession. It is just that beinE associated with the police structors perhaps aroused their interest in following a profes- i Eion that serves the commun- i ity." Mrs. Lederman said she would like the girls' program expanded to include visits to ex- tended csre patients end senior citnens' homes. She also would like to organize a free emer- gency baby-sitting service. There are three platoons In the girls' company. The 10-and 11-year-olds study first aid. tho'se 12 and 13 mapping and orientation, snd those 34 "to 16 drill. For the second hour (i! their weekly meetings they have a choice of activities such as basketball, grooming or cook- ing. Several o: ine girls hf.ve joined the newly formed pipe and drum band. Mrs. Lederman said one 98- pound girl wanted to take bor- ing and weight lifting. "We told her it might just develop muscles in the" wrong places." Magrath girl attends inauguration A Magrath girl will be one of 130 members of Brigham Young I'aiversity's Cougar Marching itod in the Presi- dential laaujura! Parade in Washington. B.C. this Saturday. Janice Toccrer. daughter of Mr. and Mr? M. Toomer, is a iirsi-yesr at the universiry. She is maicrinE in mathematic educarba and plays the cymbals in the marehirg band. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) RECEPTIONIST-TYPIST Required by local CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OFFICE Provide personal history 1o Box 59, Lethbridge Herald YORK (API 'The f story of women on earth is one of upward mobility." Jill Ruck- elshaus, assistant 10 the chair- j man o! tbe Repubiicran National Committee, said here, i Jlrs. Kuckelshaus v.as a speaker at a meeting of the York Couture i Council. Liz Carpenier. former news secretary to Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, also addressed the 'group. Both belong to the na- tional policy council for the Na- t i o n a 1 Women's Political Caucus. "For me. the women's move- ment is not class warfare." .Mrs. Ruckelshaus said. "Men, as a cisss. not the enemy. Our obstacles are tradition, in- ertia and education." Women made up about 512 per cent of the U.S. population in 1972. Mrs. Ruckelshaus said, but they have a long way to go before they are equally repre- sented in politics. "There are no women in the Senate, making it tee most ex- clusive men's "club, outside the Supreme Court." she sad. Mrs. Carpenter no-ted that Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States was "a known fanny piicher on boih sides o: tbe Atlantic." "Why women are left out of the constitution I'll never know." she said. The annual meeting of the Gait School of Nursing Alumni will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. It will be a potluck supper. All alumni members are asked to attend, as an election of officers will take place. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold a regular dsnce Saturday at p.m. in Southminster hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. Bring a touch of spring into your home w'rth a pot of Lovely Hyacinths BeauHfu! Tulips Magnificent Daffodils from the GARDEN of OPTIMISM SUNRISE RANCH _ COAIDA'E PHONE 345-3517 IGA FRIDAY SATURDAY ___ JANUARY 19th and 20th THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES MARTENS COALDALE Priees in effect until closin9 Saturday, January 20th, 1973. SIRLOIN STEAK CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF Ib. T-BONF STEAK CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF Ib. CHUCK ROASTS CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF Ib. IGA (McGAVIN'S) WHITE or BROWN BREAD 20 01. Loaves A FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY APPLE OR RAISIN MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE 1 Ib. pkg, CALIFORNIA ORANGES Large Size 11 for KRAFT DINNERS MACARONI llk oz. pkg. for GRAPEFRUIT PINK SIZE 48's 11 for Thelllustmted COLUMBIA ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume One i book i week tierwtortt ;