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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, January 27, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Senior citizens' council head says: 'People talked into old age9 OTTAWA (CP) The 78- year-old head of the Ot- tawa senior citizens' coun- cil says people are "talked into old age" by employers and well meaning relatives. "It starts with the relatives who say you shouldn't shovel that snow or run for that bus because you'll have a heart at- Walter Turnbull said in an interview. He runs for buses, shovels snow and skates every chance he gets. "I personally feel that it is a lot better to die of a heart attack shovelling snow than it is to turn into a vegetable sitting in an armchair." But he reluctantly agreed with the need for a mandatory retirement age. "I realize for the sake of job turnover that telling people the parade is over in that particular area is said Mr. Turnbull, who served as a personal secretary to former prime minister Mackenzie King. "What I can't understand is the attitude that when a 'person retires on a Friday, by the following Monday he has somehow become ob- solete and redundant with no value to society except as sort of a sentimental at-' tachment. "I think that senior citizens can and should continue to function and they should work if possible. But, above all, they should get organized so as to offer help to those within their ranks who need it." Mr. Turnbull said Ot- tawa should assist senior citizens in setting up a national organization. "The government could add a modest fee, say (3 a month, to the pension of every senior citizen and that added amount... could be put into an organizing, and operating fund." Eighty per cent of such a fund "could be used by local groups to promote local of LIP or New Horizons funds in the hands of competent senior citizens instead of bureaucrats who cannot possibly be so directly in- volved in the problems." He said he knows what he is talking about in that regard "because I was a bureaucrat myself for more than 40 years." The other 20 per cent of the fund would be used to pay for provincial and national meetings of senior citizen representatives "representatives of 10 per cent of the population, drawn from every walk of life." The Ottawa senior WALTER TURNBULL, 78, EXPRESSES CONCERNS citizens council, which represents more than 60 local groups, was to meet soon with city council. "That's a local said Mr. Turnbull. "We are expecting to meet with the federal government this year, although the federal government doesn't know that yet." The cabinet should be prepared to meet at least annually with senior citizen representatives. "We'll tell them what should be done and they'll tell us their problems and if we buy their story, we'll help spread their gospel. "So we could use, very nicely, all of this suggested government-sponsored fee and we could get organized and offer expert advice to governments about building program needs. "Who better than us could say whether or not a particular grant was intended to serve a real senior citizens' need or was intended to serve the need of a selfish entrepre- The purpose 'of his proposed national organization would not be "to create a big yell for more money." "More money will not solve loneliness; it will not solve the problems of getting Mr. Turnbull said. "That takes organization." New Galloping Gourmet series reflects concern Ann Landers OTTAWA (CP) Times food prices have changed Mtice Graham Kerr did his Galloping Gourmet television sliows in 1970. His new series Take Kerr, produced here, will reflect ev- nyone's growing concern i-nil eating economical and nutritious meals. "There is no comparison lii'tween this series and the uiher said the show's producer, Treena Kerr, who is ;iiso Graham's wife. "The Galloping Gourmet shows were for fun and enter- tainment, we spared-no ex- pense in the dishes we she said. The new series has a differ- ent format. There are no silly jokes, wine-sipping or live au- diences. The four-minute shows will be sold to tele- vision stations to be included in early news programs, talk shows and afternoon features. "When we all start driving big cars again and don't have to worry about how much the gas costs I'll start jumping over chairs said Gra- ham, "but until then, frivolity as far as food goes, would be an obscenity." He said he will deal with one specific topic in each show how to decant wine, why left-over meat is a waste of money, how a working cou- ple can organize their time and budget to eat better, or what gourmet cooking gad- gets you would never use. A reporter who sat in on a video-taping session at the CJOH-TV studios here saw that things do not always go smoothly. Graham said a day-and-a- half worth of production had been lost through technical oversights. No one was look- ing forward to the overtime required to finish shooting on time. At the end of one show he realized he had made a mis- take in his figures and that hamburger was not as cheap as the 1.1 cents an ounce he had calculated. It was literally back to the drawing board for Graham, who muttered as he went, "if this keeps up I'll have to take up with the dry white." From her vantage point in the screening room where she could watch monitors and see exactly how the taping would look at home, Mrs. Kerr dis- cussed mistakes with the floor director, Steve Watts. One could hear her shrill voice through his earphones across the studio floor. "Darling, it's still not right." "Darling, "said the floor di- rector to Graham, "We'll just liave to tape it again." Then Mrs. Kerr herself bounded into the studio, loudly urging hangers-on, reporters included, to leave. She answered a few questions and ended by saying everything was in such a muddle and there, was still so much more for them to do. INFLATION IS NO REASON TO BE OVERWEIGHT. If you're putting off coming to a Weight meeting because you think that food for our weight control program is too expensive, we'd like to explode that myth right now! We'll open your eyes to a new world of plentiful and satisfying foods, inexpensive cuts of beef, seafood, fruits, vegetables, dairy snacks. At the very next Weight Watchers meeting, we'll give out our new booklet crammed with tips on how to prepare delicious meals on the Weight Watchers Program at a non-inflationary cost for you and your family. The first step is easy. It starts at the next Weight Wntchers mooting. Wherever You Live, There's A Class Near You: Lethbridge St. Anglican Church Tuctdayi at 1 p.m. and p.m. Taber Thuridiy. at p.m. Frank Community Hall at p.m. Pincher Creek Town Hall at p.m. WEIGHT WATCHERS' 1 Moscow schoolboys >x to get new i uniforms 1 New York Times Service j schoolboys, who for J years have trudged through classes in stifling, slate gray K wool uniforms, are at 8 last acquiring a modish S blue look that runs from wide lapel jackets to bell bottom trousers. After more than a 8 decade of promises, the Council of Ministers of 8 the Russian Federation, Ji- largest of the 15 Soviet republics, has formally ig approved two new Js gj school outfits that look w more western than what -S g is currently sold in most S Soviet stores. The production of the new dark blue un- iforms one for the first through eighth j; grades, the other for the Si ninth and 10th is scheduled to start next j; month, the youth new- iS iji spaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported. The transition, which in- SJ volves about 12 million s g of the 49 million Soviet 3 5 schoolchildren, is to be S completed in 1977. >5: School uniforms are a S fixture of Soviet g Si elementary education, 3 which now runs through 1 the 10th grade. The g brown wool dresses with scalloped collars S if that schoolgirls wear Si are said to date from s before the revolution. 3 Their feature is frilly 8 3; pinafores black for normal school days, 8 white for holidays and other special occasions. 8 No changes have been 8 announced for the girls. 8 g Judging by the 8 sketches in Kom- ftj somolskaya Pravda, the 8 8. new outfits seem 8 calculated to appeal, i; Younger pupils will be 6 given waist length 8'; jackets. Their cut much S. like that of a western denim jacket, with jj: slightly flared trousers.. Older teen agers will, get a fuller jacket with wide collar and patch 8 8. pockets and trousers, g Dear Ann: I feel that you are unduly harsh in your criticism of children who, for one reason or another, have severed themselves from their parents. I hope you will listen to what some of us are saying. We are not warped by bitterness and hate. We attempted to make our parents feel wanted and loved but met up with a wall of solid resistance. My husband and I provided a home for my mother, within our own home. Not just a room, but an apartment which we built complete with kitchen. We let her ruin our children with candy and cake, countermanding our instruc- tions, undermining our attempts at discipline. We did her errands and walked the last mile. It wasn't sufficient. She wallowed in self-pity and accused us of not "doing enough." I was finally driven into therapy where I learned that she blamed first my father, then others for all her unhap- piness. Now it is my turn to carry the guilt and I refuse. When a parent threatens your mental health, the relationship with your children, and you have ex- hausted every avenue, there is nothing to do but call it quits. One Who Tried Dear One: There are always two'sides to every story, and I am pleased to print the other side. Thank you for writing. Dear Ann Landers: I would like to reply to "Alone A Lot" the woman who wanted to know if bisexuality is grounds for divorce. Tell her yes, it is.' I obtained a divorce a year ago from a bisexual, and it is considered the same as adultery. Most homosexuals stay to their own kind which is, of course, what they ought to do. The ones who are ashamed of what they are often try to pass themselves .off as heterosex- uals by sneaking around with their gay friends at private parties or out-of-the-way THE BETTER HALF places, and managing to es- cort some respectable woman to social functions. When I was dating D. I had no idea what is really was. Our sex life was wonderfuL He had me completely fooled. In fact he used to make some very unkind remarks about my hairdresser, who was overtly gay. Within three months of our marriage I too, was "Alone A The truth finally came out when D. came to me and said he couldn't go on living with me because he missed his boyfriend so much it was driving him crazy. Please, Ann, Print this letter for homosexuals who think they can lead a double life. It's a rotten thing to do to a woman. Used In Appleton Dear U: Here's your letter and I hope it helps. I agree it IS a rotten thing to do to a woman. Dear Ann Landers: Will you please allow me to say a few words to the rude people of this world who feel they should call it to a thin person's attention that he needs to gain a little weight? Apparently they don't realize how dif- ficult it is. It seems whenever I sit down to a meal someone urges me to "eat more you need it." These same people wouldn't dream of saying to a heavy person, "Eat less, you're too fat and skip the Our metabolism and lack of fat cells cause extra calories to be burned up as extra energy, so the additional amount we eat really doesn't stick to our ribs. Actually, we thinnies are a lot healthier than the fatties, so please tell them to shut up and mind their own weight and forget about ours. We are plenty frustrated as it is. Skinny's Lib Dear Lib: You told 'em, and in a way I never could since I am not one of your number. Thanks for writing. By Barnes University programs for seniors popular OTTAWA (CP) After an absence of 48 years, Jean Richard is back at his alma mater, University of Ottawa, as a student. Mr. Richard, 67, is one of 36 senior citizens attending the university under a special free-tuition program for students more than 65 years old. Here, as in other univer- sities, such programs appear to be growing rapidly in pop- ularity. Since his graduation in 1926 Mr. Richard has practised law and served as a member of Parliament for Ottawa East for 28 years. Now he's a part-time stu- dent following courses in American colonial history and introductory psychology. He finds them easy. "I guess it's because I've got more time to be interested than dp full-time students. They've got other courses to worry about. And I don't." Mr. Richard finds that his return to university has enabl- ed him to become closer to his six children. Four are Ottawa University graduates and the other two still are students there. "I've always found that if you can communicate with younger people, by staying ac- tive arid creative, or by having something to say that they'll accept, you'll be closer." "They believe you when you tell them you know what it's like, because you've been he added. Ethel MacKinnon, a 70- yearold great-grandmother, has also gone back to universi- ty on the program. A retired social worker, she takes the bus from her suburban home every Monday to follow courses in Canadian history and-political science. "It's so easy to say life is over when you retire, and then just vegetate. But I'm freer at 70 than I ever was, and I'm. living like never before." Mrs. MacKinnon said -her fellow students have made her feel at home. "They're marvellous. I was a little apprehensive at first, but they're just great. I'm one of the crowd, not excluded at all." Although Mrs. MacKinnon attends the lectures she has no intention of seeking a degree. This is typical of most senior citizens in the program. She says she'll probably take another course next year, perhaps in art, because painting is her hobby. Prof. Cornelius Jaenen, who taught Mrs. MacKinnon in the first part of her Canadian his- tory course, was impressed with her classroom attitude. "if she had questions, she took the time after class to come up and ask them, unlike the majority of students in such a large class, who seem to be in a hurry just to get out and on to their next class or to the cafeteria." An official in the admissions office shares the professor's view. She says there has been a lot of interest in the program and it will likely be continued next year. love 35... drawing a happy face on bis meat pie. Postmistress of Drum earns easy salary "I the TV industry it heavily into ecology thty'rt recycling, aH the old wrta." SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) The postmistress of Drum, in the hollows of Southeastern Kentucky, is Rita Sears. She earns for doing nothing. "I don't know why they just don't go ahead and close it said. "We just sit here waiting to hear something, but we never do." Kentucky has 825 fourth- class post than any other Mrs. Sears is in charge of one of them. She inherited her job from her husband' who retired in 1970. Mrs. Sears seldom bothers to run up the flag in front of the post office any more. It hasn't a single customer, not even Mrs. Sears and her husband. Their mail is delivered by a rural route carrier. Mrs. Sears is not unique. Just a few hollows over is the Conrad post office run by Mrs. Jesse Bullock. To get to the Conrad post of- fice, you bump along three miles of dirt road ford three streams and shoo away the chickens in the front yard of the Bullock home. There, at a.m. every day, Mrs. Bullock raises a battered United States flag. The flagpole's base in an old tire. Mrs. Bullock has four customers, including herself and her husband, who send 90 per cent of the mail. This year the federal government will pay her about for, in effect, delvering her own mail. Long-standing postal policy accords Mrs. Bullock the privilege of. remaining the LCC nursing chairman -named to task force The nursing .school chairman of Lethbridge Com- munity College has 'been nam- ed to a provincial task force on nursing education in Alber- ta. Dr. Joanne Scholdra will be one of 13 members on the task force, chaired by Dr. Walter Johns, former president of the University of Alberta! Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster said the task force will examine skills required by nursing graduates and relate them to program considerations. It will also ex- amine manpower supply and demand, standards and the preparation of nursing instructors. It is expected to report by Aug. 31. Conrad postmistress until she retires or dies. When roads were bad end transportation unreliable, the fourth-class offices were often the only link between rural people and the outside world. In recent years, with ex- panded rural delivery, that's no longer true. Nevertheless, the postal service keeps the operations going. Local politics has a lot to do with it, said John J. Tohili, the postmaster at Somerset. The postal system has been slow to change. "The postal service policy is that after a postmaster is appointed, no effort is made to pull his job out, even though the need for the office deteriorates. "I think the unofficial policy is this: The cost of those oper- ations is less than one per cent of our budget, so why stir up the people and the congressmen by getting rid of Where does the dirt go. when your carpets and furniture? Do-it-yourself and many commercial cleaning, methods merely drive the surface soil deeper into the carpet or fabric. Duraclean gets the soil OUT! To delay re-soiling, have your Duraclean Specialist come into your home with our exclusive Foam Absorption Process. 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