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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta W.dnttdoy, July 5, 1972 THI inHMIDCE HERALD 23 IA FORUM ABOUT MATURE WOMEN Dear Margaret Brookriclil: My present husband and I were married not long after we lost our mates. He was then 53; I was 46. We each had two children. Alter the wedding, I sold my house and moved to my husband's farm. He never let me forget, however, that it was his house. He also turned out to be a compulsive drinker and a nagger, though a good provider in a way. When I really needed something, ho would dole out the money for it, but always made me re- member it. We've had 12 stormy years of marriage and numerous separations with one lasting a year. We're living apart right now. Whenever we have these separations, it's al- ways I who have lo go while he enjoys his home life as usual. (1 kept on working as a prac- tical nurse until partially dis- abled with a hearing I'm now living in a trailer near a hospital'and, at age 50, am fear- fully contemplating going back to work. When night comes on, I feel a yearning for his home. I panic at the thought of living alone. Meanwhile my husband has subtly been try- ing to get in touch with me and I really don't know what to do. The question is: is it better to suffer his vile temper and drinking for the questionable FROM THE TEST KITCHEN INSTANT PICNIC No need lo spend hours making picnic sandwiches. the basics, Cana- dian cheese, crusty French or rye bread and cold cuts. Add fresh dairy butter and pack everything into the cooler. Whenyoureachyour destination spread the food ,out and let everyone do his "own MUSTARD BUTTER If you have time beforehand mix up some flavored but- lers. They give sandwiches a special personality and eliminate the need for extra relish jars. Start with 1 cup soft but- terand beatin 2tablespoons prepared mustard (or 1 tablespoons dry mustard if you While it's spe- cially good with "ham on rye" you'll find it perks up any cold meat sandwich. FOR NIBBLING Every picnic basket needs a sweet ending. Not too rich, but crisp and sugary these cookies are great for nib- bling anytime. LEMONADE COOKIES 1 cups soft butter cup sifted icing sugar teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 teaspoons lemon extract 3 cups sifted flour Cream butter; gradually beat in sugar, salt, lemon rind and lemon extract. Blend in flour, part at a time. Chill 15 minutes. Shopa dough into 1-inch balls. Place on un- greasod cookie sheets. Flat- ten with glass' dipped in granulated sugar. Bake in 400T. oven 6 to 8 minutes. security of living on his farm or to strike out on my own again. (My children say I'm typo that wants to be punish Other than telling ma lha I'm the world's most indeci sive character, what do you Uiink? Any advice will be ap predated. E. H Dear E. II.: Your children obviously fini the situation painful, but all de- cisions in this matter must be yours and no one else's. You'] have to ask yourself no whether you're lonely, becausi you are but whether you're willing to go bouncing back and forth between these separa tions and reconciliations. I you are willing to go on, thei do so by all means. But i you've really had it, you d( have your practical nursing ti fall back on. And you migh think about having something done about your hearing dis ability and making a new lifi for yourself. Dear Margaret Brookfield: Alter having raised five chil dren ink) successful profes sional people, I'd like to be- come aciive in the workaday world again. My talents outside the home are limited however to a little music and a good knowledge of sewing. A! I know is, I'd hate being a clerk in some store. E. N Dear E. N.: So you Uiink your talents are limited. Actually, you have many more skills than you re alize. According to Julie Eich who conducted a back-to-work program in New Jersey re cently, the mature wonun lends to overlook the extensive job-related background and ex perience she has developed al home. Women like yourself Mrs. Rich points out, are con stantly dealing and working with people butchers, gro cers, repairmen, cleaning help etc. You also serve as traffic managers and as co-ordinators of recreational activities your own homes. What's more you balance the budget when i seems that it can't be done. So don't sell yourself short. Hais ing five successful children was no accident. And there's no reason why your music or sew- ing experience can't be put to work for you. To help evaluate your skills more realistically, there's a U.S. Labor Depart- ment pamphlet you might find useful. It's called "Jobfinding Techniques for Mature Wom- en." And it's available for 30 cents from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govern- ton, B.C. 2M02. Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Ncxl week: Tuesday: Singing, a.m. Coming events: July 17: (Monday) A light lunch will be served at the cen- tre following the Whoop-Up Day parade. A silver collec- tion will be taken, and every- one is welcome. Tickets will be on sale for the July 31st bus trip to Beauvais Lake. July 19: Bus trip lo Crows Nest Pass, and tea with senior citizens at Bellevue. Noteworthy: Remember the Opportunities 'or Youth program which pro- vides maintenance repairs to senior citizens' homes. The pur- pose to the project is to pro- vide minor repairs for people who could not otherwise afford to have them done. For further information, con- .act the centre at 327-5333. 3 Avpnufl r ,Ti love 'is... taking turns driving on long New pregnancy drug lessens risk of multiple births CHICAGO (CP) A group of Israeli doctors have reported on the treatment of women, pre- viously unable to bear children, with a drug which enabled them lo become mothers with a re- duced risk of multiple births. The doctors reported the re- sults of their work in the Jour- nal of the American Medical As- sociation. The Israeli doctors said that HO women had SB single and eight twin births as a result of 9G pregnancies after ovulalion inducerf by the drug clomiphone citrate. This drug regulates or induces ovulation in women who are not ovulating hut have a po- tentially functional reproductive system. It was originally used experimentally as an oral con- traceptive. The women were given clomiphene tablets daily for five to seven days. Before treatment at the Tel- Hashomer government hospital In Tel Aviv between 1966 and 1970, the women had been ster- ile for an average of 5.4 years. They suffered from a lack of menstruation for at least six months, abnormally infrequent or scanty menstruation, a lack of ovulation or hormonal insuffi- ciency. Thirty-seven of the women had had 44 pregnancies prior to therapy which resulted in only 13 live infants. The 96 pregnan- cies after clomiphene treatment resulted in 102 live infants. calendar of local happening Christian' Science t e s timony meeting will be held at p.m. tonight in the church au- ditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. Ev- eryone welcome. There were two stillbirths, one single infant death and two sets of twins which died, one set from prematurity. Doctors said the pregnancies were normal except for a rate of toxemia roughly double that usually expected. Congenital malformations were within nor- mal limik-. The incidence of twins was about five times higher than normal but the mul- tiple Wrtli rate was much lower than the 3G-40 per cent reported after therapy with another ovu- lation-inducing drug. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF SPORTSWEAR COATS SUITS DRESSES FOUNDATIONS LINGERIE FOR QUALITY BRAND NAME MERCHANDISE AT DISCOUNT PRICES SHOP LoKAY'S LADIES' WEAR LTD. ON SALE: JULY 5th to JULY 8th ALL SHEER PANTY HOSE MISSES' S-M-L TANK TOPS Long 25" nylon sleeveless lops. Choice of 3 colour horizontal or vertical stripes or various colours, with contrasting trim. One size stretches to lit all sizes. Nude heel and sneer brief. In Beige and Spice rnp colours for summer. SUBSTANDARD SHEARED VELVET BATH TOWEL LADIES' STRAW TOTE BAGS .44 KRESGE PRICE EACH Stylish bags are vinyl So handy for the beach or shcp- ping Many assorted patterns and colours to match your bathroom One of our best bargains ever! 60 and 100 watt bulbs. CHICKEN FRYER 2O Pee. PLASTIC TERRY BEACH OWELS PICNIC SET UTILITY PAN Complete set for 4 people. Consists of 4 partitioned plates, 4 coffee knives, 4 forks, and 4 spoons. Colour choice: Gold, Tur- quoise, Avocado and Red. Mulli-purposepan can be used open, covered and lor deep fat frying. Nickel plaled. Easy lo clean EA. Various slriped colours. Approximate PATIO TABLE 2" solid foam 5-posifion control, nsion and compact me. Brass ICES in tripod style stand approx. 19' high. Top is 19" in diameter. Avail- Ale in Avocado or Flame'or in a vvtal dcsicn on While HARGE: Open Daily 9 am. to 6 p.m. Thursday Friday 9 ajrt. to 9 pjn: ;