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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, July 14, 1770 THE IETHBRIOGB HERALD LEFT-RIGHT SHANNON LEE, KATHY AND JASON ALLISON One Pound Six Ounces When Baby School For Kathy Allison By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer Who has big brown eyes, a thick pony tail and will be starting school this faU? Give up? Why it's Kathy Allison! A lot of cither cute little girls will be starting school this fall too but Dare was quite so little as Kathy when she was bora. Delivered by Dr. R. G. Hall, she weighed1 just one pound 11% ounces at birth aaxi dropped to one pound six ounces as she began the fight to win her place in the world. She was 14 inches long and fit quite comfortably into the doctor's hand. She was born Dec. 27, three months premature. Kathy was placed in an in- cubator immediately, but Mary and Garry Allison, her parents, were warned her survival chances were very slim. Alberta medical records indicated tha babies of similar size, if the; lived at all, had a brief If spaa. Under the supervision pediatrician Dr. F. Gordon Gore-Hacfcman and the skite nursery staff, Kathy respondei but the road was long am fraught with anxiety. She was fed with an eyedrop- per at first but later a tube hrough her nose into the stomach was used. She blood transfusion at six weeks. Progress was slow. Added h he daily concern was the fac Cathy's lungs were not fullj leveloped and she would turn >Iue from lack of oxygen. This raidition led to a slight en argement of the heart for which she was given minute doses of digitalis. Though Kathy dung to life week after week, the Allisons were warned she was not ou danger. That day did no1 come for months. At six months del and weigh- Diapers Add J4 cup Baiting Soda to diaper pail Jresh. To soothe skin irritations diaper rash add 2 table- spoons to baby's bath. COW BRAND BAKIING sooA QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC 324 3th SI. S. Ph. 328-7684 Abovo Capitol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ElKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.- 8 p.m. ANNUAL FURNITURE SALE On stock over 90 days old. LIVING ROOM SUITES 4% Jk I DINING ROOM SUITES J II BEDROOM SUITES BROKEN UNI COFFEE and END TABLES SALE ENDS JULY 3 III Open Thursday and Friday till f p.m during July only. (INTERIORS) LTD. ing 10 pounds, Kafhy was allow- ed to go home with her mummy and daddy. "She came home like a new Mrs. Allison said. "She was still on a special diet anc digitalis." Although she was ttny for several years, soon caught up to her age group in other ways. "She didn't walk until she was 18 Mrs. Allison said, "but she began talking at 14 months and in two years had an average vocabulary and usual two-year-old interests.5 Last year Kathy attended Christopher Robin kindergar- ten. She loved it. guidance clinic says she has a high Mrs. Allison said, "but might be just a bit slow physically. She could have gone to Grade 1 last year but we felt a year in kindergarten would be a help to her. "She is a shy little girl, who likes dolls and quiet activities. We think she just might not be too interested in some of the more brisk physical activities." Kathy now has a little sister aamnon Lee, 2, and a baby brother Jason. Both Shannon and Jason were normal sized Needless to say, Kathy is pretty special to the Allisons. As she heads to classes in August it will be another mile- stone when they will, as they rave oflen, reflect en the nied- cal and spiritual miracle that brought Kathy from being one of the smallest babies in med- cal records to that cute, normal little gal heading to school. NEW CLASS SASKATOON (CP) Univer- sity of Saskatchewan offers a new class on the teaching of children's theatre at the sum- mer school, July 3 to Aug. 12. New Contraceptive Needed For Women Wary Of The Pill By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) The con- traceptive pill which has revo- lutionized birth control and changed the course of society in the 1960s may give way in the future to more-traditional methods, a new book published here. Author Paul Vaughan, for- merly chief press officer to the British Medical Associa- tion, governing body of British doctors, says in The Pill On Trial that, although women now take the pill daily throughout the world and it has been proved the most effective and reliable contra- ceptive, its future outlook seems "darker." Vaughan says steroid con- traception is likely to remain a fact of 20th century life for some time, but adds: "It is a fact that will become increas- ingly difficult to live with, as women continue to take their chance with the pill with a greater feeling of unease." He suggests that uncer- tainty about side effects and possible long-term effects of oral contraceptives may lead to a swing back towards in- fra-uterine devices, steriliza tion operations and, "unles someone turns up with some thing better, a rueful return tc ths cap and the condom." It would be Ironical, he says, if after years of adv anced research, "we are lef with nothing much better than Hie contraceptive Casanov; used." But he notes that one an swer may lie in a devic known as the C-film, now on sale in Hungary. Described ir the journal World Medicine a "the first his-and-hers contra it consists of a smal square of thin, flexible film treated with a sperm-killing both men an women can use it. C-films now are on trial in 10 other countries, including Britain. Vaughan says that sc far no side effects have been reported and its efficiencj seems as hign as that of som own Visiting the city in the horn f Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McKer ow were the hitter's daughter Talerie Remnet and husban ack with sons Arthur and An rew of Los Alamitos, Calif hey will visit Calgary for th tampede this week and trave n to Banff and Vancouver be- ore returning home. Recent visitors to the homi f Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Boulton ere their son, Dr. Jame oulton, his wife Henriette am ons Jamie and Robbie. Formerly of Montreal anc oston, Dr. Boulton has left for dmonton where he will act a. caching Fellow, Departmen Obstetrics and Gynaecology niversity of .Alberta for the jming year. Don't Let Diarrhea Upset Your Plans lany i pleasant vacation or other plan as been spoiled by a sudden attack ol iarrhea. But this needn't happen to you, lanks to the fast-acting, non-consli- afing herbs and roots formula ot Dr. mler's Extract ol Wild Strawberry. Fowler's is a time-proven remedy, or over 120 yea rsCanadianshave praised s gentle effectiveness and the quick diet it brings to both children and dulls. Don't suffer needless embarrass- ent and discomfort-be prepared- eep a bottle handy, it works! Ask for... Dr. FOWLER'S EXTRACT OF WILD STRAWBERRY BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5th Avenue N. TUESDAY, JULY at 8 P.M. Is) Jackpot 57 Noi.; 2nd Jackpot 59 Not. fret Cards-Cards and Gomel, lit per Card, i Cardi 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under 16 Yean of Ago Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Association LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. iii. i nwmvvB rtvri I BINGO IN THE NEW EAGLES HALL BLACKOUT 54 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 1 JACKPOTS (4th, SIN and 12tfi) S25 In 7 Numbers NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. Air Conditioned Memorial Hall 1st Game 6th Game 4lh Game Jackpot Slh Game in 7 Number! If 4th Game Not Won. 10th Game Blackout 15th Game Blackout for In SI Number! or Leu lucky Draw fTO-Extra Cards r.'.n Standard Gomel De'.'Lt.u if Won In 7 Numbers In first 12 games TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF ALL GAMES EVERYONE WELCOME oral contraceptives. It is also simple to use. Vaughan, whose researches Involved interview both sides of the Atlantic with doctors, chemists, social workers, gov- ernment officials and users of the pill, displays no medical or religious bias against oral contraceptives. Married and the father of four children, he has traced the pill's history from the first discovery of synthetic proges- terone in the Mexican wild yam to its effect on modern social life and the controversy which has split the Koman Catholic Church. He carefully outlines factors for and against the pill, including the debate over possible connec- tions with cancer and throm- bosis. DON'T FOLLOW UP Vaughan points put that one difficulty in nailing down cause and effect with pill usefs is that many doctors, in Britain at least, tend to pre- scribe up to a year's supply of pills and don't follow up de- velopments. He quotes one London gen- eral practitioner as saying: "There's no doubt at all that some doctors haven't the vaguest idea what happens to their patients who take the pill, for the simple reason that once they've given the prc- scription, they never see them." Often, too, thefe is no.exam- ination of the patient. One mother of four told research- ers on a survey in 1968 that she had been put on the pill without a blood-pressure test, even though she already had suffered one thrombosis. Ljalenaar r f LI cLocal Christian Science testimony meeting Wednesday p.m in church auditorium, 1203 4 Avenue. S. Everyone is wel- come. A lunch of sandwiches, cook- ies and coffee will be served al the Golden Mile Drop-In Cen- tre, 1011 4 Ave. S. following the jarade on Monday. Fair visi- tors are requested to note the centre will be open Monday through Friday during fair week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "All Mr. it's your turn fo baffle medical science." r u 'ivmcf Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I didn't like your answer to tho reader in Kitchener, Ontario worth a darn. The lady wrote to say she hated to have her woman friend's hands on her during conversation. It made her nervous and she said so. Instead of giving that nice lady a sensible answer, you turned the whole thing around and made it look like she was the nutty one because she didn't like to be nudged, pawed, petted stroked. I'm a person who doesn't care to be touched by people during conversation and I am not crazy. When folks who talk to me start to get tactile, I take their hands off me in such a way that they know I don't like it. This cures them fast. I suppose you think I'm loony, too. Touch Me Not DEAR TOUCH: No, I don't think you are kooky. I think your solution is a good one. In fact, if you re-read my column you will see that this is the solution I suggested. 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