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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 TH ELETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, July A, 1973 Sunshine players begin south tour A two-week tour of southern and central Alberta was under- taken by the Sunshine Players of Lethbridge over the week- end. The group of 10 students, seven of whom are actors, re- ceived an Opportunities for Youth grant which made the tour possible. They will present the produc- tion Trevor, a hilarious farse, during afternoon and evening performances for children and adults. The tour will start in the Coaldale Sportsplex, move on to New Dayton for the after- noon and then on to Pincher Creek Claresholm, Brooks, Blairmore and Taber. Monday, the group is schedul- ed to play before the inmates of the federal peniten- tiary in Drumbeller. i The tour shcedule is as fol- lows: All H calendar of f L local happen inqi Friendship Lodge will hold their regular meeting tonight at 8 in the IOOF Hall. Usual lunch. This will be the final meeting of the season. There will be public meeting in the Christian Science church auditorium this evening at p.m., 1203 4th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. July 4 Pincher Creek; children's theatre 3 p.m.; adult theatre 8 p.m.; July 5 Claresholm; chil- dren's theatre 3 p.m.; adult theatre 8 p.m. July 9 Drumheller peniten- tiary 7 p.m. July 12 Brooks; children's theatre 3 p.m.; adult theatre 8 p.m.; July 13 Blairmore; chil- dren's theatre 3 p.m.; adult theatre 8 p.m.; July 14 Taber: children's theatre 3 p.m.; adult theatre 8 p.m. DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A TOTAL VACUUM CLEANER SHOP in LETHBRID6E 1244- 3rd Ave. South females named NEW YORK (Reuterr) Swe- den's Princess Christina, 15- year-old Caroline Kennedy and 16-year-old Princess Caroline of Monaco were included in Oui magazine's list released Mon- day of "the 20 most eligible bachelors in the girls. Oai's so-called "heavy 20" range in age from 15 to 36 and includes working girls as well as royalty. "What all these women share is an attitude of said Oui. "Today, that's almost a match for power and power." Oui magazine is a man's magazine published by Hugh Hefner, founder of. Playboy magazine. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. -loekpot in 55 Numbers 12 Games in 7 Numbers 4th 8th Doubled In 7 Numbers 5 Cords 3 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE Guided tour of serenity KICK EP.VIN photo Visitors from Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. May- nard Mielitz, conclude their tour of the teahouse and cultural pavilion at the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden. Pointing out the gardens proper is hostess Debbie Nichi- guchi, wearing a ukata which was brought from Japan. She is one of several girls who explain the origins and meaning of the garden to tour'sts from around the world. Polio victim earns gold medals HAMILTON (CP) Twenty- six-year-old Hilda May Binns of Hamilton has won 12 gold med- als in interntional competition and holds three world records. With these successes why isn't she a celebrity? Hilda May is crippled from the waist victim of polio and her ath- letic triumphs have come in wheelchair competitions. She spent a year in hospital after contracting polio as a nine-year-old. When she re- turned home she was treated as "just another" one of the six May children. "My mother didn't spoil Hilda recalls. "Sha forced me to crawl around the house to devel- op my leg muscles. I had to climb up and down the stairs on ANN'S FABRICS SUMMER SALE 60" COTTON ft POLYESTER SINGLE KNITS Machine washable. 2 .50 yd. my bottom to get to my bed- room. "Dad built me an exercise bike and I'pedaled miles in the basement." She entered her first wheel- chair meet in 1968 and, compet- ing against men, won the 600- metre slalom wheelchair race and swimming event. WON GOLD MEDALS Other triumphs followed quickly. At the International Stoke- Mandeville Games, commonly known as the Para-Olympics later that year she won two gold medals and set a world record in the 25-metre freestyle swim. In 1969 she won five golds at the Pan-American Wheelchair games. Last summer she was part of the Canadian team at the Para-Olympics at Heidelberg, Germany. Although she did not win a medal, the Canadian team won nine golds, finishing sixth among the 44 competing nations. Mrs. Binns now has retired to concentrate on coaching and on Big Variety Of POLYESTER COTTON 45" DRIP DRY 1 .89 yd- and up SCX STAR JERSEY Suitable for pant skirts, Palazzo pants, etc. 45" wide, washable. 2 .95 yd. GOOD SELECTION OF SEERSUCKER press ton. 34" wide. mo chine washable....... polyester, 35% cot- and op FOR YOUR WEDDING PARTY look for our polywitr crepe fr, oil 45" wide. Only Besides our everyday low we will have specials throughout the store. In stock now, new arrivals for your Fall wardrobe. ANN'S FABRIC DRAPERY n and out of town Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ellis cf Lethbridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and frieends, Saturday from to pjn., at Sven Er- icksen's Family Restaurant. No gifts by request The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens' Organization recently entertained 42 pen- sioners from Cranbrook to a chicken dinner, tour of the city and (he Japanese Gardens. Members of the Lethbridge group provided and served the meal, with entertainment pro- vided by the choir. The Original Pensioners plan to travel to Fort Macleod on July 15 to see the RCMP mu- sical ride, and later hope to at- tend Fort Steel days in Cran- brook. drawing more paraplegics wto these competitions. She and her husband, David, who is also a polio victim, pro- mote sports activities for handi- capped persons through their club, the Steel City Wheelers. "There are many young par- plegics." she said. "We've got to get them out" Mrs. Binns feels that wheel- chair sports, as well as giving a person a sense of worth, provide an outlet for pent-up emotions. "Wheelchair sports is an she says. "If you're uptight, you can wheel it out on the track. Iff good for the body and the mind." 1803 3rd Ave, S. Open Thvrs. and Fri. till 9 p.m. 328-2819 Sex pott raises controversy MILAN, Raly AP) A sex poll which showed many girls approve of abortion, masturba- tion and homosexuality has be- come an issue between pupils and teachers in a Milan high school The was conducted by an publication, Bread and Roses, among the pupils aged 14 to 18 of the all-female St. Catherine school. Only 128 girls answered the questionnaire. Of these, 46 fa- vored abortion, 54 approved of masturbation. 20 allowed homo- sexuality and eight admitted to having been attracted by othsr JMCA program schedule Registrations are still being accepted for the second session for Kids' Town, sponsored by the Family YMCA. The summer program is open to children ages nine to 12 and includes activities such as han- dicrafts, dress-up days and an overnight campout for the old- er age group. Sessions run for two weeks, with the next program planned for youngsters six to eight years of age. YMCA tennis instruction which began Tuesday is also accepting further registrations, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. Lessons are held in the morn- ing and evening according to age categories and deal with the fundamentals of the game. Due to lack of interest, the planned track and gym camps which were to be held this week have been cancelled. However, the judo and wil- derness camps have received some response and will hope- fully be held as advertised. Registrations will be accept- ed for these camps, and inter- ested persons may contact the Family Y at 328-7771 for further information regarding these programs. Garden hostesses enjoy summer job By JUBE TURIC Herald Staff Writer While other hostesses tradi- tionally greet guests with a hello, these young girls ask those at the doorstep to please remove then- shoes. They work in a garden of meditation, of simple beauty and often deep silence, repeat- ing to holidayers the story and meaning of the place they have chosen to visit. Chizuko Endo meets all at the gateway, explaining softly that Nikka Yuko means Japan- Canada friendship and that the complex contains three main sections the flat garden, the garden proper and the cultural pavilion. Visitors are directed to the teahouse where teenage girls in colorful and relaxing Japan- ese garb relate its history and structure. They explain the use of a cul- tural centre, how the floors are of especially soft wcod, that the building is patterned after 16th century architecture and has" no nails, and was construct- ed in Japan, dismantled and reassembled in its present spot. Following a brief tour of the dry garden, tiiey return again to the doorway and wait for another grouping of tourists in- terested in their heritage. Meet many people All hostesses at the Leth- bridge centennial project are of Japanese descent, students and usually from the surround- ing district. "It's a very interesting commuted Elaine Tanaka "be- cause we do meet so many dif- ferent people. They come from all over the world, and I par- ticularily enjoy that. "This is my second season at the gardens, and I've met people from Holland, London, Poland, Buenos Aires and Ha- waii." Wendy Saruwatai, a Grade 11 student from Raymond, added that often there are visitors who have lived in Japan and know much more about the gar- den than the girls them- selves. "But, we learn from she said, "and we find out a lot more about the meaning of the garden, the way others are set up and we learn about Japan as well. "Sometimes, when a person who knows more than we do is being shown through, it's difficult to remember what to say and we worry about our pronunciation of Japanese words." The girls, who alternate working shifts in the teahouse and at the gate, are among a staff of 12 hired for the sea- son which runs from May through to Thanksgiving in Oc- tober. Kimonos not worn As hostesses, they are expect- ed to wear traditional cos- tumes, but contrary to popular belief, these outfits are not Japanese kimonos. "We all wear summer explained Wendy, "which are of light material and have an obe (bow-lite sash) around the waist. "The kimono is of very heavy silk material, dressier and much more elaborate. It's worn for special occasions and has more ribbons and sashes. They would really be very warm and uncomfortable to use here." Debbie NisWguchi wore the only ukata which was brought from Japan, while the other girls bad had theirs made at home. All the girls agreed that the job held more advantages than disadvantages, saying the sur- roundings were pleasant .pretty and the people they met very nice. The one drawback be- ing that near the close of the season, it became slightly tedi- ous because of story repetition. Attendance at par Peggy Donaldson, supervisor of the gardens, said there had been visitors pass through the gates on a single day over the long weekend, and general attendance was about par with last year. She added that tins Sunday would draw more people as the Japanese Dancers would pres- ent their annual Obon service in connection with the Hompa Budhist Church celebrations. The dancing will take place at 7 p.m. at the gardens and will include members of the Japanese community from the city and district. Communication problems alleviated by interpreter TORONTO (CP) The fact that a child is sick enough to be admitted to a hospital is suffi- cient to upset any parent Ina- bility to understand medical jar- gon makes the problem seem much more serious than it ac- tually is. The situation is fur- ther complicated when those in- volved speak a foreign lan- guage. In an effort to alleviate such problems, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children has appointed Miss Anne McGouran as coor- dinator of interpreter service. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she has done commun- ity service work as an inter- preter and counsellor. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "It my be a period piece, but that price is more of an txclamation Miss McGouran. who is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, now is studying Portuguese. She also makes use of the abilities of other multilingual hospital staffers and volunteers. The services of these people are much in demand. For example, the out-patient department, which offers 10 languages, as- sisted in 265 cases in 1972. However, Miss McGouran hopes to recruit a larger volun- teer corps to ease the strain on hospital staffers. Then she wfll attempt to co-ordinate the ef- forts of staffers and volunteers with the external f a c i 1 i t i e s available through libraries and ethnic organizations to produce an efficient, 24-hour interpreter service. As well, she hopes to prepare a multilingual primer on medi- cal terms which she feels would be an invaluable communica- tions aid. In the meantime. Miss Mc- Gouran has helped with transla- tion of diets and interpreting on wards and in admittance. "It is so gratifying to see the anxiety leave their faces the moment someone speaks to them in own she said. MOSTLY MARRIED OTTAWA (CP) Sixty per cent of employed female nurses in 1971 were married, compared with 35 per cent single, a Statis- tics Canada report on nursing manpower says. The remaining five cent ;