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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Deaf woman has cheerful outlook By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer For 92 years Blanche Bond hue lived in a world of silence. She has never heard her bab- ies laugh or cry; never enjoy- ed the sound of music or rec- ognized the ticking of a clock. But it has been a good life, and often an unusual one. Expressing herself with spee- dy finger movements, interpret- ed by her daughter Julia Ewing, Mrs. Bond said she has always considered herself a lucky person. "There are so many people who are unhealthy, and it's them I feel sorry for, but I am only deaf.'-' The statement is typical of her outgoing and cheerful atti- tude which keeps her much younger than the 92 years she boasts. An independent wo- man, Mrs. Bond only recently moved from her downtown apartment where she lived alone for 16 years. Born in Arichat, Cape Bre- ton Island, Nova Scotia, Mrs. Bond was one of two deaf chil- dren in a family of seven. Her education began at the Halifax-School for the Deaf where she was schooled in the arts of cooking, sewing, mak- ing of fur pieces aad hate; as well as undertaking the study of sign language, lip reading and learning to use her voice for certain phrases. "We were taught by methods which Alexander Graham Bell explained Mrs. Bond through Julia, "and I once presented his deaf wife with a bouquet of flowers when I was a child." She added both the Bells' patted her on the head and she has never forgotten tbe wonder- ful experience. they are so active in sports." Julia explained her mother always showed an interest in all sports and instilled the value of activity in her children. "Mom always told MS sports were healthy and had us take part in most everything there Julia said. Mrs. Bond raised five chil- dren, all of whom were taught sign language at home, and learned to speak from neigh- bors and other children. "All my babies were good ba- said Mrs. Bond, "They Mrs. Bond continued her schooling at a college in Bos- ton, after which she married and travelled west to homestead at High River. "My life was very quiet said Mrs. Bond, "we had no radio, television or car. The opportunities open to young peo- ple now are just wonderful. It's so nice to see that they have much more than we did. "All youngsters are beautiful, and it really pleases me to see were always on a routine they ate on time and went to sleep.on time and weren't any trouble to me. Julia added ''mom taught us as much in the home as she pos- sibly could, and we learned the rest out in the world like all children do." "We understood mom was explained Julia, referring to their childhood, "but it didn't seem to make any difference. She happened to Inability to smelly taste result of strange disease WASHINGTON (AP) A United States government medi- cal researcher says possibly Americans are unde- tected sufferers of a disease whose victims have lost their sense of taste 'or smell, or to whom everything tastes or smells awf uL Dr. Robert Henkin, who first described tbe disease in medi- cal literature two yeans ago, says only a few U.S. doctors have so far shown awareness and concern about the problem. He says simple treatment is available, but few patients have bad their ailment definitely diagnosed. The malady is not a killer, he to taste or smell any kind of food, including his beloved pizza That was bad enough, but a week or so later, he found that virtually all foods, again in- cluding his pizzas, "smelted and tasted like manure or decaying garbage professional soldier who, at age 48, suddenly found all food, especially beef and pork, was foul or disgusting to taste and smell. Water tasted so foul that he had. to spit it out. RESPOND TO CHEMICAL Dr. Henkin, 43, chief of the National Heart and Lung In- stitute's neuroendocrinotogy section, which studies the in- fluence of bodily and other eays. But be says that some patients, prior to being treated, have reported an inability to distinguish spoiled from fresh food, or to smell smoke or es- caping gas. TONGUE-TWISTING NAME The scientific name of tbe dis- ease is itself pretty awful: "Mopatbic bypogeusia, with dysgeusia, hyposmds, and sosmia." Hypogeusia means "decreased taste dys- geusia stands for "decreased smelling byposmia means "perverted while dysosmia means "perverted smell." Here are some examples of sufferers who showed signifi- cant improvement once they were diagnosed and treated: middle-aged Italian pizza- maker in New Jersey who sud- denly found he had lost ability PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE BKS LODGE ROOM (Uptfofn) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. chemicals on tbe nervous sys- tem, says be and his associates have treated about suffe- rers from the newly-recognized ailment in the last three years. He says between. 40 and 66 per cent of them "get sig- nificantly better" after treat- ment. Treatment consists of daily, doses of zinc sulfate capsules, to be continued throughout the patient's life, as far as doctors now know. The zinc pills are designed to make up for deficiencies in zoic and other bodily "trace" metals which Henkin and his col- leagues believe are the cause of the disease. be dof and that'i all there was o it We knew sign before 'we went to school aid naturally, always used it at borne." Among tbe highlights of Mrs. Bond's life, was meeting Helen Keller, the famous blind deaf- mute whose life was tbe basis or the movie Tbe Miracle Worker. "Miss Keller spent three months at the Fraser Hunt Ranch at High said Mrs. Bond, "and I was asked to be a companion to her for that time. "Sbe was a lovely woman to took at, and always had the most wonderful expression on r face. We would talk' to each otfaer by Miss Keller put- ting her hand out, and I would form words with my fingers in her sbe explained. "She even took morning walks outside her cabin by holding on to a clothes line strung from her door into tbe continued Mrs. Bond, 'and sbe had a took on her face as if she could see tbe flowers growing." A Lethbridge resident for over 20 years, Mrs. Bond keeps active with her knitting, doing cereamics, painting, decorat- ing wall plaques and enjoys watching TV. She has a keen interest In Canadian politics and likes to be aware of world situations by reading tbe newspapers. In past years, Mrs, Bond, with Julia acting as her interpret- er, have guest lectured at city schools, bringing an under- standing of the deaf world to children; as well as quiring to other interested groups. Mrs. Bond concluded, saying sbe has never bad a problem communicating, and always carries a pad and pencil with her to make her wishes under- stood. Ads needle killer CHICAGO Ann Moore has been getting tele- phone calls from a man who says be was driving the hit- and-run (ruck that killed her 10-year-old daughter, Denise. "He is a malicious Mis. Moore said. "He thinks be is God and can make me stop-chasing him. But I ten him I'm going to keep after him." Denise -was hit by a truck March 8 as she left tbe res- taurant her parents operate. That restaurant now is boarded shut. Denise's por- trait is nailed on tbe front door and her parents say they have devoted their time to finding her killer. Mrs. Moore and her hus- band Freeman began that search by placing an adver- tisement seeking witnesses to their daughter's death. "My ads are getting to his feeling of Mrs. Moore of tbe man who has been calling her. "He figures that M he harasses me, FB stop advertising." Police say they have been PREVENTIVE SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR TOWN OF ST. PAUL A director is required to carry out a Preventive Social Service program in this region. Duties will in- clude community organization, service coordination, public relations, interpretation of philosophy, and administration of the overall program. Applicants should have experience and skill in community work and a dedicated interest in people. The successful candidate may have a professional degree in any variety of disciplines (i.e.: social work, psychology, education, theology, physical education, economics, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The person must have demonstrated a good level of maturity and history of involvement of achievement in community affairs. This is a challenging opportunity for an imagin- ative approach to create and develop: community resources, community services, and the use of volun- teers in the area of family end individual service. Training and consultation will be available to the appointee from the Provincial Department. State salary expected. Applications will be received up to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July at the office of the secretary-treasurer. LAURENT RICHARD, Sec, Treat, Town of St. Pool P.O. Box 248 St. Paul, AIM. unsuccessful in tracing the calls. WONT GIVE NAME Mrs. Moore said a man called her June 21 and said he bad seen the accident but didn't to get involved with die police. She convinced him to call her lawyer. He did, but wouldn't give his name. Mrs. Moore said the caller said he belived tbe person who killed Denise did not know that be bad done it But six days later tbe same voice was on the phone, this time admitting he was the driver. "Apparently you didn't get much from your Mrs. Moore quoted tbe man as say- ing. "I waMedxfar the police to get me, but they didn't" Tbe Moores continued to place tbe ads; the caller be- came more cruel. "Sometimes he calls and asks to taft with she said. "Then he says: 'Denise is here with me. She's not dead. She's alive... "I think for tbe sake of an humanity thb kind of man should be stopped." Fake photo raises furor BEIRUT (AP) Lebanon's 1973 beauty queen Marcslle Herro bas told president Sulei- man Franjieh that a .picture showing her with Migs Israel was a fake, Beirut radio re- ported today. In a cable to Franjieh from Athens where sbe is participat- ing in tbe Miss Universe pag- eant, Herro said sbe did not know bow sbe got into pic- ture "which is a montage." Tbe picture, taken by an As- sociated Press photographer in Athens, showed Miss Lebanon in a bafting suit standing; on a beach with Miss Turkey and Miss Cyprus as well as Miss Is- rael. The publication of tbe picture in Beirut newspapers caused a furor, with some papers calling it a scandal. Others considered it "a political particu- larly because tbe picture also showed Miss Turkey and Miss Cyprus together. Harro told a Beirut news- paper in a telephone interview today that many pictures were taken on each of tbe contestants alone, and she did not remem- ber having posed with Miss Is- rael. WOMEN ADMITTED TORONTO (CP) After 129 years, tbe all-male tradition of the Board of Trade of Metro- politan Toronto has collapsed. At their annual meeting, tbe board members admit women to full membership, a said. HBP US TO HBP OTHBtSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services CiottiifiQr Fui nil ufftp Toys? HowilMMcl CALL 328-286O FOR PICKUP JtXVtCf Oft UEAVI AT 412 lit AVI. S. ItTHBRtOGERSH Q I ft WEDNESDAY ftGAMEASSOC. AT B p.M. IN THE EAGLES HAIL 13th St. N. JACKPOT IN 57 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, Bfh and IN 7 NUMBERS NO CHUMtN UNDfJt LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 57 NUMBERS OR LESS 9f WtOTt Wlfn Wffl) 1st CAME JACKPOT GAME TO 10th GAME JACKPOT IN 52 NUMBERS PME BUS SWvXt HOME AFTER BINOO MEMORIAL HAIL PUBLIC MEMBERS AND GUESTS NORMANDY lOUNOT V'fflltflfVn WlNMr IV WOT by AwdBwy Mr THB UTHUIOOi HMA10 IX Ann Landers Blanche Bond 92 years young THE BE By Barnes DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our 9th grade English class was interested in your check- list for a balanced life. That checklist seemed directed to- ward tbe businessman or woman. Ours is concerned with tbe balanced relation- ship between parents and their children. We hope you will print it. 1. If you haven't shown some real affection for your children today, you've wasted the day. 2. Have you caught your- self lately leaving tbe task of discipline to your mate? Have you apologized recent- ly for a time when you dis- ciplined your children while reacting to moods, rather than in fairness? 3. When was the last time you spent a totally unpro- ductive evening with your family? Have you taken in a movie, gone on bike rides, flown kites, or just put a puzzle together? If it's been longer than two weeks, pre- pare for future communica- tion problems. 4. Have you been too busy working on a part-time job to share yourself with your chil- dren? 5. Do you work until all hours, then bring gifts? Re- member, your presents don't mean nearly as much as your presence. 6. Have you recently given your children a day of free- dom to do as they please? Remember that they need a chance to dear their heads and pursue personal ests. Privacy is as important to them as it is to you. 7. Do you prejudge jour children on the assumption that all children are delin- quents? Treat them as hon- orable, trustworthy individ- uals and see what a .differ- ence it will make. Children tend to become what you ex- pect them to be. If you give your children love, time, privacy, under- standing and discipline, the lines of communication will always be open and you will be spared the anxiety and heartache that we see so much of these days. Mitch- ell, Room 205 DEAR MITCHELL: Thanks for your checklist. It is excellent and I appreciate the contribution. calendar of local Christian Science will hold a public meeting Wednesday at p.m. in the church audits rium, 1203 4th Ave. S. Every- one welcome. The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet Wednesday at p.m. in tbe civic centre. Tick- ets for .the provincial conven- tion wffl- be available. Raffle prizes wffl be drawn and bingo and lunch have been arranged. There win be no transportation for this meeting only. All mem- bent and friends welcome. AFTERNOON HNGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3 Ave. No. JACKPOT WON EVERY WEEK Wimwr of Vancouver Trip for 2 ANN STRAZZA, CoaldaU ALSO FEATURE GAMES AND FREE CARDS SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE No ChiMrmt Undtr 16 Allmvwl Everybody "I've granted the dandelions a 24-hour reprieve to give the Supreme Court a chance to act in their behalf." Do you have a sincere interest in the children of Alberta? If so, we invite you to submit nominations for two persons to serve on the Early Childhood Services Co-ordinating Council. The Council's chief role will be to develop and review guidelines and policies of the recently established Early Childhood Services Program. Council members will serve for two years with honorarium, and expenses paid. Members will meet two or three times each year {perhaps more frequently during the first Qualifications: 1. The nominee must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Alberta. 2. Each nomination should be submitted in writing. 3. Each nomination should include the full name of the nominee, exact address, and details with regard to particular interests and desire to serve. 4. Any Canadian resident is free to submit as many nominations as desired. Self-nomination is acceptable. 5. All nominations for the ECS Co-ordinating Council are to be received on or before July 31. 1973. Childhood needs you. Address your submissions to: Early Childhood Services Main Floor, Executive Building Edmonton, Alberta DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION wei luseum ti Alberta Imonton GALLERY ACTIVITIES Historic craft demonstrations, featuring rug- hooking, quilting, leatherwork, natural fab- ric weaving. TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Carnival of Historic Crafts Sunday, July to p.m. If you can demonstrate ethnic or pioneer handi- crafts, contact the Extension Division. INFORMAL INSTRUCTION INDIAN BEADWORK. Beginners and advanced classes. No registration. Mondays and Wednesdays, to a.m. NATURALIST PROGRAM. Advance bookings by groups of mom than eight. Indoor and outdoor classes. Wednesday and Friday afternoons. .AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAM Weekdays, in the auditorium, noon. Feature length films, Fridays. Mixed programs, Saturdays, p.m. Sundays, p.m. Videotapes: Natural and human history subjects. Monday, Wednesday. Friday, mid-afternoon. INDIVIDUAL USE BROWNIES, cubs and guides can research at the museum for proficiency badges. TOURS Book one week in advance for groups of 10 to 45. PROGRAMS IN EfFECT TO AUGUST 24th. For further details, telephone 452-2150. SUMMER HOURS AT THE MUSEUM to Sohiidoyi, e.m. to 9rOO p.m. Sundays end1 Holidays, p.m. to p.m. library and Reference Room, weekdays, a.m. to p.m. ADMISSION FtK CAftTCRM SttVICl mm PAtKMO ON BUS tOUTI 1 CULTURE, YOUTH AND RECREATION ;