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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, July I, 1970 4 For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor The Humane Thing To Do' WHEN promoters of car races advertise thrills and spills they're not distorting the facts. But what .they know and the audience doesn t is that there are more thrills and fewer spills when you re behind the wheel. The acceleration, the excitement, the speed, ana the danger increases the adrenalin tenfold. Last Sunday the Southern Alberta Auto Racers held its news media race. Only a few of the partici- pants had been in stock cars before and it takes some courage to turn out hoping that you won't look too foolish. Any fear at being hurt is mostly imaginary. There are the roll bars, a helmet, faceplate, and har- ness to hold the driver secure. _ As one of those hardy participants in the media race, one of the most unpleasant things was the smell of burned rubber on the track. Yes, and the helmet doesn't do much for a hairdo either. One of the more enjoyable moments of driving Sunday was facing the driver's reactions. Any lack of enthusiasm about a female novice driving I'd met was from concern for my safety, which I appreciated. But there was little hesitation from the drivers. To Lamar Navratil, who taught me to use car 22 to bash around in, Bob Helmer, Tom Dovvdell and other drivers who helped with a smile, patience, and a few kind- words, thanks fellas. I've been asked what I was trying to prove. Noth- ing except to myself. If you like cars, like dnvmg, and like racing in competition, that's why anyone was eve Bareham held the colors of The Herald high coming in second place. Actually when you're out there, you just go by the flag. Maybe the pros have time to keep track of the laps or who's where, but the novice just keeps rolling around until the checker- You could write a lot of funny words about stock car driving, like the motors that get bashed up in one go, or the car widows who wait while that last dent gets straightened out week nights, week after week after week. Just one tiling no one told me. How do you lower that adrenalin to a manageable point after a race? 'And to the guy that creamed me on that turn, wait 'til next year! _ _ BINGO Scandinavian Hall JJ9 12th St. "C" N. Fri., July 3rd Starti at p.m. Dears Open p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 4th, 8th and T2ih Games in 7 Numbers WORTH Jaelcpet in 54 Sorry No One Under 16 Yeori gf Age Allowed Sponsored 'by the Vasa lodge Desertion Insurance BRISBANE, Australia. (Reu ters) A national conferenc of the Australian Housewives Association unanimously 8] proved a motion that all mar ried men be compelled to tak out insurance against deser h'on. In nine out of 10 cases of di sertion the husband' was i blame, Queensland bra n c president, Gabby 'Horan, said BEFORE YOU BUY ANY MOWER IT'S DIFFERENT ill No other mower is built like if! No other mower performs like it! No other so useful! VACUUM CHANS YOUR IAWH WHILE MOWING TO PERFECTION Collects leaves, straw, etc. in the extra large, center mounted bag. Trims s close on either side. A JOY 10 use year 'round. Hand or Self-Propelled 21" Come by and TRY IT MOTOR MOWER "SAIES COVERED BY SERVICE" 817 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-2669 Abortion Clinic Operates In Open SEATTLE (CP) A doctor n this Pacific Northwest city perates 'an abortion clinic irtually out in the open, with the tacit consent of state med- eal authorities and a blind ye from the district attor- ley's office. Washington state law for-' bids an abortion unless it is to ave the life of the mother, al- hough a measure to liberalize he law will be Voted on in the November'elections. The doctor is swamped with requests for in one five-day A. Frans Koome is able to lerform only about 15 a day. 'atients receive anesthetic, the abortion is per- ormed and they are back on he street in an hour. "With the requests I get, I could work all day, every day, seven days a the doc- ,or said in a recent interview, fe does little other medical work than operate the clinic, ocated in a pleasant Seattle suburb. Dr. Koome, 41, a Dutchman who emigrated to the United Steles after receiving his MD at the University of Amster- dam, says he feels fairly safe about not being prosecuted, that the slate 'will allow his clinic to continue operating until the law is changed. A former nurse who worked for him told the stale medical society about his abortion clinic. Dr. Koome was called before it, but proceedings were surprise to the doctor. DON'T LOSE LICENCE "I had already been in- formed that no physician here during the last 20 years had lost his licence over a simple abortion charge unless he had fouled it up medically or over- charged." Dr. Koome charges for the can cost up to in a the patient can afford it. He said he is'making "quite a bit of money" but is using it to set up another clinic. His clinic started several years ago, when a divorced woman with two children came to him for an abortion. He performed the operation only because several other Se- attle-area doctors who regu- larly did them wore unavaila- ble. "I will never forget that first operation. I felt it would be an Intolerable situalion for this woman to have another child and finally I thought: 'I have the skills at my finger- tips. I should help this woman.' "But when I was actually FORGOTTEN BIRTHDAY Mrs. Rose Old Man Chief, formerly of the Blackfeel Reservation in Montana expects to celebrate her 104th birthday this year. She has for- gotten the exact day, although Indian agency records show she was born in 1870, Mrs. Old Man Chief believes she was born about the year Abraham Lincoln was as- sassinated, five years earlier than this. She was born at the old agency near Choteau and is one of the oldest mem- of the Blackfeet tribe. has two sons, Louis, Yakima, Wash, and John, of Browning, with whom she lives. Mrs. Old Man Chief does not leave her home very often now although she can recall riding eight or nine miles to church on horseback. Mrs. Old Man Chief is the grand- mother of Mrs. LoAnn Growshoe of Brocket. doing it, putting in the s c r a pc r then turning it around, killing the elt horrible. Driving back rom the hospital I felt like a murderer. "Now it doesn't bother me at all. I feel it is the humane hing to do. But I realize it is his type of conscience and conditoning that is alive in many of my colleagues." He said there are a number of "honest tylDs" who have seen performing abortions in Jie Seattle area for years "and the prosecutor has taken the attitude that he doesn't pi-osecute unless he receives a complaint from a woman who has had an abortion." WROTE TO GOVERNOR Armed with the knowledge he wouldn't lose his licence to practise medicine if he per- formed abortions, Dr. Kopme wrote a letter to governor. Dan Evans saying lie would be setting up an abortion clinic, with copies to local pa- pers. The sign outside his office door reads: Reproductive Cri- sis Clinic. What he is doing "is known over the whole state" and he said he. has re- ceived so many referrals from colleagues that if pros: ecution ever threatened he could "name a lot of names of people who have been aiding and abetting." At first women came from all over to his clinic, but with the crush of applicants he has been forced to limit abortions to Washington state women, and they must be less than three months pregnant. A survey of one week's 102 patients showed 73 of them under 25 years of age and 64 of them single. Nine were Roman Catholics and the rest Protestant or professed no rer ligion. "The youngest I ever had was 13. In my opinion any girl who is single and under 25 is riot ready for a child. Either there is a forced marriage or they are too young to take on this job. "All of them are desperate and when they come to me it can all be solved so simply it prevents so many prob- lems in such a simple way. In my opinion it is inhumane and cruel not to do it." Calendar J-ocal Original Pensioners and Scn: ior Citizens Incorporated will hold a picnic at Keho Lake on Tuesday, leaving from the Civic Sports Centre parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp.' Those attend- ing arc reminded that it is pot- luck and to bring a knife, fork and spoon. For information call 327-334U. The Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Auxiliary, af- filiated with the National and Provincial Pensioners and Sen- ior''citizens Organization will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in the YMG A, 515 9th Street South. Following the business meet- ing, bingo will be enjoyed. Tea hostesses will be Mrs.' Maria Berti and Mrs. Laura Burton. All members and 'friends wel- come. AMERICAN EXCHANGK American notes and coins are currently being exchanged at per cent and U S travel- lers cheques are being sold at 4% per cent in all Canadian banks. MOTHERS' HELPERS Two Quebec girls examine their billeting slips after arriving by train at Union Station in Toronto. Eighty girls from Quebec will work as domestics with Ontario families this i ummer despite charges by Quebec Labor Minister Pierre laporte that they are being exploited. 4- am -Jrnji Cm Uf J Mr. David Rossiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rossiter of Lethbridge has arrived in the city after spending the past three years in England. Dr. and Mrs. G. Driedger and their sons, Bernie and Peter, were entertained by the doctors and wives of the Haig Clinic at Ericksen's Restaurant to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Dr. and Mrs; Driedger ar-. rived recently from New Guinea, where they spent a year with the Lutheran Mission Hospital. Their eldest son, Wal- ter, is at present in Kenya, while their daughter Renata is a graduate physiotherapist in a hospital in Halifax. Two other sons Bemie and Peter, remain at home. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Nelson of L e t h bridge celebrated their golden wedding anniversary re: cently with a family dinner held hi their honor. 'own Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were married in Spokane, Wash. June 21 and lived in Granum and Calgary. In attendance were their three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Ellesdn, St. Paul, Alberta; Mrs. Mabel Carton, Sevelstoke, and Mrs. Hazel iJuddle, Lethbridge, and fam- ilies.' Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Hans (Edna) Grott, Vic- toria, B.C. Mrs. Grott was bridesmaid for the couple fifty years ago. Master of" cere- monies was Mr. Lloyd Joel of Minneapolis, Minn Films On Pollution MONTREAL (CP) The Na- tional Film Board this summer will shoot five films on pollution and environment in the Granby region, 40 miles east of Mont- real. Film makers will work from the results of a three-day discussion with 50 Granby resi- dents concerned with science, industry, agriculture, tourism and esthetics. Granby was se- lected because of the popula- tion's efforts to overcome local pollution problems. KILLER DISEASE Typhoid and smallpox claimed more than 500 lives re- cently in western Nepal. 12 for PRICE SALE ON OUR SHAG CARPET EXAMPLE: YOU BUY THE FIRST YARD AT REGULAR PRICE YOU BUY THE SECOND YARD AT HALF PRICE (PLEASE BRING YOUR MEASUREMENTS) SOF-WOK CARPETS "LIKE WALKING ON A CLOUD" 1007 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge Phona 328-5953 Division of Falcon Floor Ltd. Calgary's leading Carpet Contractor CASH BINGO This Thursday Evening July 2nd STARTS P.M. SHARP PARISH HALL CORNER 12lh STREET B and 7th AVENUI NORTH 18 1st 7-NUMBER JACKPOT 10 6th 7-NUMBER JACKPOT 16 12th 7-NUMBER JACKPOT-lucky Draw JACKPOT-56 Nos. or Blackout Jackpot ALSO FREE CARDS, GAMES AND 2 DOOR PRIZIJ Persons under "6 years noV allowed Sponsored by ladies' Aid of St. Peler and St. Paul's Church 9th ir 434 7th SI. S. SPRING HATS ...72 Price ALL SUMMER HATS DRASTICALLY REDUCED SUMMER HANDBAGS o LOUISE MARIE good news from the'B.C.'tree fruit growers M This season there will be ample supplies of all 'B.C.' tree fruits. B.C. orchards have made an excellent recovery from last year's damaging frost, and all your favourite 'B.C. fruits will be back in plentiful supply Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Crabapples, Prune Plums and Apples. 'B.C.' fruit arrives on the market a little later than fruit from farther south, but as always, it will be well worth waiting for. Grown closer to "home B.C. fruit offers many advantages: D Excellent quality D Orchard fresh rushed direct to your favourite store D Higher sugar content -r fuller flavour Once again you can plan a full program of home- preserving 'B.C.' fruit. For the beg fruit at the best prices be sure to wait for, and insist on, 'B.C.' fruit for fresh eating and preserving. The'B.C.'tree fruit growers ;