Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, July 14, 1973 family life by MAUREEN JAMESON T HAVE just returned from a week's leave of absence, designed to (a) give me strength to take the kind- er to Disneyland and (b) to go on a bit of a spree with my mother before she return- ed to her homeland. Before setting out, Mother and I planned to make Great Falls our headquarters, sally- ing forth hither and yon to explore Montana. We soaked up a choice var- iety of scenic attractions, in- cluding the unforgettable splendor of the ladies' wash- room in Helena with its deep rose decor and floors and cubicle doors covered en- tirely in shaggy, motheat- en bear skin (wash your mouth out, I do mean bear Then, somehow or other, we just kept on trucking, and ended up in Salt Lake City which was reeling under the .onslaught of umpteen thous- and squaredancers. A quick sashay to the shop- ping area, then we do-si-do'd right out to the airport and hopped a plane to Las Vegas, after arranging advance ac- commodation in what we im- magined was a quiet little motel far down on the fringe of the glamorous strip something in keeping with our holiday scruff clothes- TVhen we arrived, our new home-away-from-home proved to be a modest little skyscrap- er, the Landmark, towering everything in sight and complete with the longest 'swimming pool hi Las Vegas along with its very own wat- erfall Bleary eyed, with stringy hair and travel-stained slacks we allowed tanned, muscular Steve McQueen and Ricardo Montalban, gorgeously array- ed in. bandido-type bellhop rig, to escort us and our bags to the booking desk a disused coat rack in a broom closet in the left-hand comer of the hotel's mammoth cas- ino. Feeling reckless, I changed a dollar into nickels and dimes and headed for the for- est of slot machines. Several hours later, I was rescued by a kindly hotel em- ployee a complete nervous wreck, with my change still clutched tightly in my fist. I simply couldn't make up my mind which one of those me- chanical monsters to feed my niddes to. In all honesty, I can't ex- actly say that I saw Las Vegas, as I sat behind air- conditioned windows and watched figures straight from the pages of a glossy magazine disport themselves with insane vigor out in the blazing 118 degree Nevada sun. I also can't exactly say that I saw the workings of the great Hoover Dam while in Nevada, although I did get as far as the elevator ride 500 feet into its-concrete belly. I stepped out onto a bal- cony and glanced down at the dam's intestines a couple of hundred feet below. By the time I whirled around, the elevator had taken off for parts unknown, so I stood there with my face firmly glued to the wall and waited an hour or so for my tour to make the rounds and come back arid pick me up. ''Mother then insisted on fly- ing back to Groat Falls, as she had been immensely im- pressed by the fact that no- body had fallen off the plane on the jaunt to Las her first-ever flight. Around about (his time, having spent all my money, I bad leisure to worry about how the family was making out, without my loving hand to steer the ship and slap away those greasy little paws molesting the cookie jar. The closer we got to home, the more I worried. At Coutts, I wondered if Son Two had spent his route money instead of paying his paper bill. By Milk River I was sure the whole family was in hospital with food poi- soning. Passing Warner, I figured that Wfllyum would have for- gotten to pay the bills and the gas, electricity and phone were cut off. Crossing Mayor Magrath Drive It suddenly hit me J had forgotten the reasons I had invented for spending three times more than I had promised. I circled the block once or twice to think up some new ones, then headed into our driveway, honking the horn. Children poured out the front door with wild screams of joy. A warm glow surrounded my heart, and I began to feel quite slushy and senti- mental. "Miss I asked hap- pily, thinking of the little treats I had squirreled away in my bags for them. "Did we they chor- used fervently. "Thank goodness you're home! Now we'll get some- thing decent to HELP US TO HEP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Netd Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household CALL 328-2890 FOR nCKUP OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE. LETHMIDGi AND DISTRICT HORTKULTUML SOCIETY ANNUAL GARDEN COMPETITION CATEGORIES 1. Commercial 4. New Greunds 2. Grounds under SO ff. 5. Vegetable Garden frontage r-mMrff. 3. over 50 frontage Urwsyol ENTRY FORM Enclose if net of Society NAME ADDRESS...............PHONE CATEGOR1E NO................. Moil to SECRETARY 726 22nd St. N. Deadline Jvrjr 31 Ice cream daze Pretty 17-year-old Sue Percevault of 304 6 Ave. A S.- appeared unconscious of the curious stares coming her way when- she ft opped down on the curb in front of Eaton's department store to enjoy a cooling ice crsam cone. PoivderPuff Derby underway fVmgr Breast cancer easily cured if diagnosed in early stages CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Elmira, N.Y., is less than five hours away by jet. But for nearly 200 women who gathered in the Southern California coastal community yesterday the estimated flying time is about three days. The women were entered in the longest, oldest and best- known air race for light planes, the Powder Puff Derby, being run for the 27th time. Flying low, close together, and at speeds rarely exceeding 200 miles an hour, the 104 planes had to make eight stops between here and EJnnra, where they are due Monday. The route covers mites. This year's race includes 56 first-time entrants a record, but many others have flown the transcontinental chase 10 times or more. Dottie Sanders of Santee, Calif., copilot of the winning plane last year, is en- calendar of local happen inoji The WbM-A-Ways Square Dance Club has cancelled dances for the months of July and August. There will be no further meetings during the summer months of July and August for the 1914-18 War Veterans As- sociation. The next meeting wifl be held on Sept. 18. tered for the 18th time. Two other former winners are back this year, Jean Rose of Los Angeles, who finished first in 1950, and Gim" Richard- son of Yakkna Wash., who won in 1971 and has logged flying hours. Backyard yacht sails Atlantic PLYMOUffi, England (AP) A 26-year-old woman in Plymouth is preparing for a double Atlantic crossing in a yacht she designed and built herself in the backyard of her home. Charmaine Johnson, from Hartwell in Essex, plans to set out today and sail alone to Newport, R.I., and then turn around and sail back to Ply- mouth. This week she has been put- ting stores aboard her 24-foot plywood cutter Tamborada. "I began working on the boat last October after years of plan- ning and armchair says Charmaine. "I had a little help with the heavy parts of the hull, but I built 95 per cent of the boat on my own." WOULD YOU TAKE ON YOUR OLD VAC IN TRADE? HENDERSON LAKE DAY CAMP WHEN: MONDAY, JULY 16 WHERE: Registrations taken at a.m. at the camp (north east comer of Henderson Park across from the campground) WHO: WHAT: COST: Children 9-12 yaars ff age Program includes crafts, drama, music, canoeing, games, etc per child per session The field also includes fliers from West Germany, South Af- rica, the Bahamas and Aus- tralia; 25 solo pilots, including last year's second and third- place finishers, both grand- mothers; three mother-daught- er teams, and one duo, Helen WHke and Katfay Long of Irv- ing, Tex., who have qualified as hot-air balloon pilots. The planes are limited to 435 horsepower most have far less V- and are handicapped by type and engine. The flyer with the lowest elapsed time after handicap wins and -out of town Mr. and Mrs. J. D: Black are visiting in the city follow- ing an absence of 24 years. They are the guests of their sisters, Mrs. George Findlay and Mrs. Syd Witfaam. By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer Sometime within the coming year, 19 Lethbridge women will undergo surgery for removal of a cancerous breast. Most will be between the ages of 35 and 50 and will not have been aware of any health problem. Statistically, mast ectomy (breast removal) occurs in the and surrounding area at a steady rate of 30 to 35 per year; slightly below the nation- al average. There are two major types of mastectomy radical, which is the removal of the breast along with muscles in the chest wall and the regional lymph nodes; and simple or partial, which involves removal of the cancerous portions only, usu- ally the breast tissue. Few deaths A relatively easy disease to cure if diagnosed in time, breast cancer claims few lives and allows the person to con- tinue living a full and happy life. According to several women who have undergone surgery, the initial shock of discovering a cancerous breast, is "think- ing you'll be less of a woman." Mrs. A., operated on seven years ago, commented that 'she "couldn't nave been- more- shocked at the time." "It was really quite a trau- matic experience, and I won- dered how a human being could do something like this (remove a breast) to she contin- ued. "But after the initial shock, I accepted the fact very well, coped with it and went on liv- ing a completely normal life." She said she bad no dread, of cancer, as she-knew full well it could be treated. "I noticed a small lump years before my radical surgery; had it looked at and was told it was benign (non-malignant) and then the second time had it diagnosed as Mrs. A said. Life goes on "The real shock came to my husband, as I had kept all this to myself and then popped it on him just before I went into hospital. That'in itself was a silly thing to do. The family should be kept informed right from the start As with other women, Mrs. A found she came through sur- gery with few problems and was soon back at her job, find- ing it as fulfilling as before her operation. "Actually, it was like having your appendix she added, "I just went right ahead with life as it always was and I've never looked back." She said it was mostly peo- ple who had a dread of can- cer who referred to her sur- gery and would quietly ask how she felt. In Mrs. A's opinion, many worse things than a mastec- tomy, could have happened and she now finds only one problem resulting from the surgery. "Once a breast is removed, it throws you slightly off-bal- ance, and finding a good form (false breast) and comfortable bra are my only she said, "and that's pretty minor." Shock to pride Mrs. B, also a radical mas- tectbmate, saying that the fi- gure problem is almost nil and a person gradually becomes much less concious of her body. "In the beginning, the real shock is pride in your she said, "the realization that the person in the mirror is you as you'll always be from now on. "It's a difficult feeling to get over, but through the years you learn to accept and soon you don't think of it any more." Mrs. C, who recently had radi- cal surgery, said she decided from the .start she wouldn't give In to herself and "feel sorry or different or less of a woman." "I wasnt going to put my- self in a bole, and I started by having company in right after my operation when I wasn't al- lowed to wear any kind of a prothesis." Miss D, who had simply sur- gery, said "you can't give in to that a person has to keep up her interests and learn by trial and error what activities are too tiring for the first few months. "After she said, "life is just the same as always." Some of the women express- ed a fear of developing cancer elsewhere, but said there was no point in "thinking about A every minute and preying on the possibilities." "You just have to think pos- itively and there's little sense in spending your life Miss D pointed out. "To me, there's so much more to liv- ing than chance." All four women agreed figurt problems are best overcome by experimenting with variety of protheses until a comfortable product is found. Numerous forme are avail- able, including an inflatable form, weighted silicone jell (regarded as the un- weighted silicone jell and foam protheses, all of winch are dim- ply placed in a Dra and ate re- movable. A more permanent type is the mammary prothesis insert- ed beneath the skin by cosmet- ic plastic surgery. Depending on the extent of surgery, healing and the com- fort of the woman herseTT, it is often possfcle to wear a nor- mal bra. Otherwise a specially designed support is used. Soft, pliable and non-res- restricting bras are advised so as not to impede circulation in the area. Some styles feature a high front to conceal extensive scarring and often have a built- in nocket which holds the fake breast. Most of the women said they did not find they were at afl limited in the type of clothing they could wear, and felt a prothesis gave them a soft and natural appearance. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HAIL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 tar 1.00 or 25< fwh Three 7 Number Gemee JACKPOT Free 6mm tmo Cents DOOH PRIZE Geld cards pay double money Children under net CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN QLD TIMERS HAIL A SIM Blacketrt ployed fer till WOH every Saturday Jadcpett JACKPOTS NOW AND f Cards for or 25e each (located Next to No. 1 FirehalD BUS SERVICE DURING EXHIBITION WEEK During Exhibition Week, bus service to ftw Exhibition Grounds will be provided by 1, Route 1A and 2. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY Bus Routes 1 and 1A will provide 20 minute service from a.m. till p.m. to the South Gate, 40 minute service thereafter. THURSDAY and FRIDAY 20 minute service will be maintained till p.m. ROUTE 2 MONDAY through SATURDAY Will operate directly to the West gate every 39 minutes from a.m. to p.m. The bus will enter the grounds and exit through the North gate every 30 minutes from a.m. till p.m. MEASE NOTE the Route 2 bus will operate on its regular route, and not on Drive during Exhibition Week. OTHER ROUTES Will maintain regular routes and schedules. MEASE NOTE Service will be provided to North and South lethbridge after p.m. ADULT, STUDENT and CHILDREN? FARES ARE 15 CENTS CASH TRANSFERS WOL BE ACCEPTED Passengers requested to deposit their own fares. GO WITH US RIDE THE MS EATON'S GIANT SEWING AAACHINE CLEARANCE STARTS WEDNESDAY WATCH FOR DETAILS IN TUESDAY NIGHT'S HERALD. WE ARE CLEARING OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF MACHINES. NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO OFFER SUCH A URGE CHOKE OF MACHINES AT SUCH LOW HMOS!