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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Club Fear of backlash ends relationship corner There will be a Christian Science testimony meeting tonight at in the church 1203 4th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Women in sexuality will be the fifth presentation of Women's to be held at 8 tonight in the theatre gallery of the public library. A film presentation by a husband and wife doctor sexuality and will be featured. Gov't forces couple to separate Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE Multicocal Lens EDMONTON Rob and Bea are two iv moderately-retarded adults who talk in terms of and a shared affection. 3. They share a suite in a government-sponsored apartment project designed to give the retarded a taste of near-normal life and teach them how to meet the problem. But for and who assured program administrators they hug and kiss but don't that almost intimate relationship is ending. S The Alberta government recently decreed the ix couple must separate after it learned of the relationship from a made at Hillside where they containing a segment on Rob and Bea. Because they provide them with a place to officials fear it might appear that they condone the arrangement. The fear is that a public backlash about the S relationship could lead to cancellation of the which moves the retarded from impersonal institutions into community life with the help of special counsellors and friends. take turns says Bea. They go shopping and to church together. They haven't had sexual intercourse and both have been they told their counsellors when asked on the videotape film about their relationship. some was their reply. When counsellors were told to end the living arrangement their first thought was how to tell two simple-minded people that politics won't let them stay with a close companion. The government has spent thousands of dollars in the unique project and doesn't want to see it jeopardized. Bruce deputy minister of health and social who made the decision to separate the is important to re- member that these two people are just acclimatizing with to a new way of and they should not be making decisions that may be difficult to undo He explained that we've said they shouldn't be sharing the same that's not to say we aren't encouraging them to act in a close- support relationship to one Last the government repealed the Sexual Sterilization Act of said Premier Peter it offended basic human rights. What about the right to make the natural decision to live with another Rob and Bea have the same legal status as any other adults. They have been friends since their years in a Red Deer for at least two or three said a counsellor. Rob and Bea's living together was one of the cited by Sam program that have happened since the project opened in March. BUSINESSMEN'S LUNCHEON DAILY il a.m. to p.m. Enjoy excellent food in beautiful air conditioned comfort at Lethbridge IODE conference THE NEW COAL BANKS 312 5th St. S. Some 50 members attended the 15th annual conference of the Lethbridge Zone of the IODE held recently at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Highlighting the occasion was the 60th anniversary of the Sir Alexander T. Gait Chapter. Special guests from the provincial chapter included President Mrs. W. T. Ross and officers Mrs. W. W. Mrs. W. J. Mrs. T. L. Bailey and Mrs. C. F. Wilson. Mrs. G. S. Brown arid Mrs. E. C. Miller were honored as life members. .Fifty-year members honored were Mrs. Walter Mrs. W. E. Everson and Mrs. 0. Williams. Members of Sir Alexander Gait Chapter displayed dolls and wall decorations which they made to send to their Northern Lights Split Man. The Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE displayed Korean afghans and layettes made by the members to be sent to Eskimos and Indians and to the Save our Children Fund. The Captain McPhail Chapter of Pincher Creek reported giving annually a bursary for assistance to outstanding medical students. Mrs. Ross suggested to add the history of the past 25 years to the fifty-year history already compiled in the Golden Jubilee Book. She requested each chapter submit any interesting pictures or outstanding projects. is good news at Eaton's with this one low Read all about About Eaton's shirt news. Best news you've read in a long Great selection of short sleeveless. Snappy Summer middy toppers. Solids and florals. Prints and novelty patterns. easy-care fabrics. In Size 8 to 18 collectively. We've shown only four. Lots more for you to see in person. So hurry Because good news gets around and you'll want first Main Floor Shop Eaton's Thursday and Friday from to 9. Buy Line 328-8811. Use your Eaton account. Credit terms available. Mrs. Wilson introduced and described the new IODE Floribunda Red Rose which will be on sale to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the IODE in Canada next year. To promote the postcards are being printed with a picture of the rose and lapel pins are being made. Proceeds' will go to a fund called To Help the Children. Pensioners Herald Family Chris Stewart plan to amalgamate Representatives of 10 Lethbridge organizations for senior citizens met recently for the purpose of forming a unified body and combining their various activities under one executive. Len chairman of the temporary says the move was well by those who and all were in their suggestions and objectives. of our first says Mr. president of the Original Pensioners and Senior to approach the city for the establishment of a senior citizens building. the present all of these organizations are making use of numerous facilities across with no real place to call their own.'' Mr. Halmrast says that one central location for senior citizen's meetings and activities would be a step in the right providing pensioners with a place of their own. has a population of about he of whom belong to organizations in and all needing a united voice. want to be recognized as a group in and want to have a minister with or without a portfolio to represent to be a person we can approach with our problems and Mr. Halmrast says the amalgamated group which is hoped would allow groups within it to retain their but would help combat isolation between the groups. will meet again in September for the purpose of electing a council and afterwards will meet regularly to discuss concerns and objectives of senior citizens in this he says. At the initial representatives from the rehabilitation John Howard Cm department of health and social Meals on Lethbridge Retired Teachers Information the Golden Mile Centre and the Original Pensioners and Senior were in attendance. Handicapped persons will find it easier to navigate during the Canada Winter Games with the help of the booklet outlining door step heights and sidewalk surfaces being compiled by eight OFY recipients headed by Frank Merkl chairman of the organization Disabled on the himself a wheelchair user and a student at the U of L. Mr. Merkl reports the initial booklets will be available to disabled persons free of sometime in September. He and his crew have already completed a survey of Taber. including the sports hotel and library and will be doing the same in Raymond. Cardston. Pincher Fort Macleod and Lethbridge. One thing he urges is that disabled long living behind closed come out into the public and join with others in bettering conditions for handicapped persons. He would welcome a call at 327-8252. The greatest advertisement for the Foster Parents' Association is the secretary herself. Mrs. Jackie Helmer's family consists of four of her own one adopted child and four foster children all living together harmoniously. At one time she mothered a dozen foster children and even now is considering taking more. Jackie's heart is as big as her seven-bedroom home when it comes to showing kindness to children. more the is her happy remark as she casts her motherly eye over her happy brood. Seventeen-year old Leslie Johnson has exchanged her Lethbridge home and her familiarity with English to life in Mexico City and conversing in Spanish for the summer months. She is one of 25 students from Alberta and Saskatchewan who left June 25 for life in Mexico City. She is making her home with the family of Dr. Roberto Ramos. While Leslie is in the south 14-year-old Ernesto Lacy of Mexico will be the guest of Leslie's p Dr. and Mrs. R L. Johnson of 2118 17th Avenue. Other Lethbridge couples hosting Mexican students this summer are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Himsel and Mr. and Mrs. Max Hannah. Volunteer work is like everything else in life one only begins by doing. This is what happened to Mrs. Vera secretary of the CNIB for the past 15 years. Her role as a volunteer began when she offered to provide transportation to and from the bus for Miss Katherine former CNIB field secretary on her visits to Lethbridge from Calgary. From then on her involvement in CNIB just grew. Prior to this point she had little or no interest in the welfare of blind persons. Today as a charter member of the Lionettes she serves as convener of the regular monthly afternoon socials for CNIB members held at St. Augustine's church when birthdays and special events are remembered with a cake and a prettily decorated table. B. A. retired 14 years ago from the ACT. following 34 years' is what might be termed a one trouble He calls himself simply a since his work involves a lot of erand-running. Mr. Maloney has volunteered to repair tape machines for CNIB members. All they need to do is phone him and he'll drop round to examine them and if necessary take them home for repairs before returning them to the owner. He repairs five or six a month for blind persons. Along with other AGT Pioneer Club members with 21 years or more with the Company are eligible for he is involved in making Snoopies with whom children with speech difficulties can beeping transistorized horseshoe pegs and even a cup that beeps when the contents reach a certain limit. Frank electronics specialist is designing a bear with flashing eyes that light up or dim according to the voice volume of the person talking to it. These have proven very beneficial in the teaching of deaf children. Peron's widow takes to politics with passion IMPORTS PROTESTED VANCOUVER About 20 members of the International Ladies Garments Workers' Union picketed the downtown Woodward's department store to protest increasing imports of women's and children's clothing. whole aim is to enthuse the consumer to buy Canadian goods in the clothing said union business BUENOS AIRES After a few days' practice as president of Isabel Person has begun to build her own reputation as one adept in statecraft. many Argentines have trouble imagining the slender chestnut brunette as their chief executive. She was sworn in as acting president Saturday to fill in for her 78-year-old who died Monday. Maria Estela Martinez has been since Juan Per- son met her in Panama where she was dancing in a cabaret and he was living in exile. She stayed with first as secretary and later as wife. At she is learning politics with a passion. She is the first woman in any South American country to serve as and joins the ranks of such female government leaders as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri and Golda former premier of Israel. Recently she made a fiery appeal for the government's wage-price freeze. It was the first time she sounded like Peron's late second Eva since people began saying Isabel was trying to emulate her. She followed it with a two- week trip through Europe that included a major speech on International Labor Organization in Geneva. She was decorated by Gen. Francisco Franco in and she called on Pope Paul. Mrs. Peron once defined her role with Peron this his wife and sometimes sister and When Peron named her as his vice-presidential candidate last year there was some disbelief and wide objection. Many remembered that the army refused to let Eva run with Peron in 1951. Isabel accepted the formal nomination with promising in a quaking voice to do her best. When Peron made brief trips to neighboring Uruguay and Mrs. Peron was sworn in as acting president. She rarely exercised her right to preside over the but she has conducted cabinet meetings. Mrs. Peron's Background is and the government has never issued an official bi- ography. She has not spoken publicly of her family since meeting Peron. She was born in the mountainous province of La the daughter of a bank manager who died soon after. Her mother took her to Buenos with four other and struggled to put ;