Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
--------Widn.idoy, July 22, 1970 THt LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Ann Landers DEAB ANlf LANDERS: I was fascinated by the letter from the former teacher who expressed concern over the daily slaughter of the English language. Her kind turns kids off and makes them hate English. I'm glad she's not teaching anymore. Of course grammar is important, but it's not the be-all and end-all. Any exciting, original composition with gramma- tical errors will get a better grade from me than a dull, unim- aginative, mechanically perfect composition. Teachers who are hipped on grammar stifle creative excitement. Give me a bright, imaginative student and I can teach him grammar. Spare me the student who can turn out an errorless essay but doesn't have an original idea in Iris head. I can teach him nothing. Detroit Teacher DEAR TEACHER: As one who has split countless infini- tives and dangled many a participle, I applaud your point of view. A person who has nothing to say, and conveys it in flawless English, still says nothing. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I just read the letter from the former English teacher who offered a free lesson on the cor- rect usage of such words as "bad" and "badly." She asked, "Where are today's English teachers? Don't they teach gram- mar An an English teacher who is still teaching grammar I would like to inform the writer that there is no such word as "anymore" in Webster's dictionary. She should have asked, "Do they no longer teach R. L. of Hollywood. DEAR R. L.: Please look on page 97 of Webster's Third New'International Dictionary. You will find the word "wy- urore." (Do they na longer check current references to deter- mine what words are part of the DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our family doctor, who has a lovely wife and four children, is having an affair with1 a woman who pretends to be a patient although she is healthy as a horse. It hurts me to see this wonderful man ruin his reputa- tion and destroy his family with such foolishness. A few weeks ago I became so upset I called his receptionist and asked her to inform his wife. Apparently the girl didn't take my advice because the doctor is still carrying on with the woman. She goes to his office four times a week for a "checkup" and sails right past sick people who must wait for hours to be seen. I wrote a letter to the American Medical Association but to date have received no answer. This morning I telephoned the County Medical Society and spoke with a very rude woman who said she was "too busy" to bother with such things. "TOO BUSY" can you imagine! A doctor's.reputation and family is at stake and she is too busy to bother. Please think of something else I call do. I am sick over this. S.O.S. DEAR S.O.S.: Get a part time job and drain off some of that excess energy. If the doctor is behaving like a jackass, he'll probably pay for Ms foolishness, but it is none of your business. The AMA and the County Medical Society do not be- come involved in such matters. "The Bride's Aim Landers' booklet, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about weddings. To re- ceive your copy of this comprehensive guide, write to Ann Landers, in care of Canada Wide Feature Service Ltd., 245 St. James Street West, Montreal 126, Quebec, enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 35 cents in coin. Doll Used For Therapy Of Disturbed Children MONTREAL (CP) Lulu looks and acts like every other glamorous blonde talking doll, but with one exception: She is helping therapists reach and communicate with disturbed children. Lulu was presented to the Quebec Association of the Men- tally Retarded by the Lauren- tian Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America after being outfitted with a two-way radio. The council, made up of Bell Canada pensioners and employ- ees with more than 21 years of service, had learned from doc- tors that disturbed children, who often can'fc or won't relate to adults or even other children, will talk to dolls and stuffed ani- mals. While Lulu is keeping the child company in one room, a therapist, sitting in another area behind a one-way glass, is able to talk to and treat the child by means of the two-way radio. Thus the child-patient and the doll can have a meaningful and, it is hoped, beneficial and en- lightening conversation. The same type of transmitter could easily be installed in toy animals for little boys who might resist playing with a doll, the Pioneers said. Lulu is just one of several aids to the handicapped which have been developed by the Pi- oneers. Another is a ball equipped with a ringing device that bles blind children to play in- door hockey by following the sound of the "puck" as it trav- els back and forth across the floor. Woodstock Notion Upstate New York, the scene of the legendary Woodstock Fes- tival (which, as you know, wasn't at Woodstock at all) will be the site of a permanent youth arts centre. The place is called Mountaindale and it'll have rock tests, film fests, play fests and all kinds of other fests. There's room for campers, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and lots of oth- er tilings. Among the luminaries set to appear there are Sly, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Delaney and Bonnie, Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, the Grateful Dead, Chicago, Jefferson Airplane, Mountain and John Sebastian. BENEFIT SHOES July Clearance Continues Still A Good Selection To Choose From. GOLD CROSS To Clear 1 CARPET Te Cl.ar 3.95 Teeners Flatties To a.or......2.95 UP Chunky Heels ................4.95 w Brevitts 10.95 w All Hand Bags OFF All Shoes Taken From Regular Stock Benefit Shoes Ltd. 615 4th Av0. S., Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 p.m. VALUES Apple Juice Sun Rype Blue Label 48-oz, tin DIAMOND WEDDING-Mr. and Mrs. John Leister recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family and friends supper and open house. Mr. Leister is 84 years of age his wife is 81 years. They four children, John of Eugene, Oregon; Elenor Taylor and Fred of Lethbridge; and seven grandchildren. Brazilian Girl Adopted By Lethbridge Family Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Hobbs-' of Lethbridge have fi- nancially "adopted" Zitaa Sil- va, an 11 year old girl from Brazil, through Foster Parents Plan of Canada. The foster parents' respon- Blind Girl Had Transplant TORONTO (CP) As Bev- erly Dickie, 23, was slowly going blind, she had to decide whether to abandon a nursing career or chance a cornea transplant. She had already had one un- successful transplant when she was 16. That fact made her de- cision seem like a choice be- tween two forms of darkness. Her 1967 operation, performed by Dr. George Thompson, medi- cal director of the Ontario divi- sion of the Eye Bank, was a success. Beverly was like about 40 peo- ple in Ontario who, according to Anne Wolfe, secretary of the Eye Bank, await donated cor- neas, "almost sitting on the jhone, listening for the call as hey are gradually losing their sight." More than operations ransplanting the ransparent front window of the been performed in Ontario since 1956, the year the Canadian Eye Bank started. 'We are always short of said Mrs. Wolfe in an in- .erview. "Oh a good month we get 40 to 50 donated but more and more people are going to specialists and finding that their sight can be assisted or cured >y a corheal transplant." IAN CLOUD OVER The cornea can cloud over be- cause of disease or a defect in he eye mechanism that keeps it clear. Cornea damage can be caused by accidents in the home 3r in industry. The Eye Bank and the Cor- neal Club, of which Beverly is a member, is carrying out a cam- iaign to inform the public about for eyes. "All that prospective donors need to do is to complete a mall said Mrs. Wolfe, 'giving their permission to use heir eyes on death." Beverly, now a registered nurse at Toronto General Hospi- al, is also doing her utmost to encourage donors. sibility is financial, not lega and the child grows up with her own family. Zilma has three teen aged brothers and sisters and only a mother who does laundry work for 27 cents a day. They have only coffee for breakfast and the evening mea consists of anything left from a lunch of rice, beans and green commeal. They carry water from a well and have no toilet The object of PLAN is to help ZIMA SILVA the chUd and family become self supporting, through im- proved health, nutrition and ed- ucational opportunities. Foster parents pay per month (or a year) through PLAN for a minimum of ODB year. Letters between foster par- ents and their adopted children ceep both parties in constant .ouch. In many instances, fos- er parents visit the children and their families during busi- ness or vacation trips. Since the Plan was started in 1937 more than foster children have "graduated" thanks to more than Canadian and U.S. foster par- ents, including groups. More information may be ob- tained by writing Foster Par- ents Plan of Canada, 1500 Stan- ley St., Montreal. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes Swift's tin "I thought I had a twenty, but it must be in my other purse, so I'll have.to write you a check." 1.79 Margarine sr 3 i Lunch FROZEN FOODS BANQUET; MEAT PIES SUNKIST LEMONADE' 1 .00 PURITY ICE CREAM., Alberto Gold 2-lb. block Honey Alberta Gold Mb. eonlainer Mustard ubby'... 2 i ......9. 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