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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta f TNI LETHMIDOI HIRAID Thundoy, July 34, 1973 Just Jude By JUDE fliftfC TOEING a two car family D is supposedly the ans- wer to all transportation pro- But in my case, the glories of having an extra vehicle have become slightly tarnish- -ed over the past few months. It seems although I've been granted exclusive driving privileges in the sporty little car, and hubby-to-be has been relegated to manoeuvering a big red van, he still reserves the right to baseball 'claw- sies'. As a child, I always lost out in that battle of first to bat, and the bad luck has filtered into adult life. He steadfastly claims the little car needs a bit more 'extra care including fre- quent tune-ups, oil changes and other items I consider trivialities. But, being a person who al- lows him occasional fanciful indulgences, I relinquish all claim to the car for a day of two and sorrowfully' watch it being escorted to a local garage. Unfortunately, my almret- Jitisband has a flair for choos- ing the worst possible days for talong the beast from and it invariably snows, blows a minor hufri- cane of fains proverbial cats end dogs. Last time around, the rain lut in full force and I was expected to march from my office to his office, catch a fide down to tile garage, col- lect the car and drive on home. Efforts to contact Mm and solicit a lift aU the way were Unproductive so I curled up in my suede coat, glanced at my suede shoes and jumped into the downpour. Halfway I realized my shoes had never been water-proofed and a hurried look at my coat confirmed my belief that it too had es- caped similar treatment. By the time 1 arrived, my feet had been dyed blue from the shoes, my hair was a soppy Stringy mess and my mood was bartering on fold. the ride to the garage im- proved my disposition, the car was ready and waiting, and rather than engage in a prolonged goodbye in the rain, almost hubby dashed back to work leaving me in charge of the beast. Worries added to woes, I soon discovered the car had a flat, But only after driving down fhe and rain puddles away from im- mediate help. Sloshing back, I attempted to explain to mechanic that the tire Had actually sipped off the metal drumj but not baying a command of t h IS right and proper car vocabu- lary m assumed my Woman's gibberish meant it had lost a hubcap. A look at the disabled cat elaborated on what I thouglit had Bein made perfectly Clear already, and he set to changing the tire in the rain, not sparing nasty looks. That evening, I set down ground rules regarding tune- ups, oil changes, fides in the rain, and particularity days chosen for any and all car maintenance activities. JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 26th Spwrioml by ladtof Aid St. tottr and Sf. foul's Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PAJftlSH MAIL CORNER 12fh STRICT I AND 'th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and is Wen Every Thursday Jackpot In 52 Numbers Sth-7 No. Jackpot o' Geld PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO Pitt CARDS, PRII OAMiS AND A DOOR PRIZI allowed BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 329 17th Si.'? N. FRIDAY, JULY 27th at 8 p.m. DOORS OPIN AT 7 P.M. NEW IN NUMBERS 10th GAME WIN ON EMPTY CARD 4th 12th GAME in 7 NUMIERS ot lift 5 CARDS FOR POT Of COLD Single WInnir finl 12 Oamtt Ntlgnbora Me GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE IACH 2 DOOR PRIZES 16 FREE CARDS S DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry No one under 16 of apt allowed. CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS TORONTO. July 26th Relaxing with a frosty, cool drink a wonder- ful way to enjoy a hot summer day. 1 find these thirst-quenchers delicious and take only seconds to nuke: LIME COOLER Pour 1 or 2 jiggers of ROSE'S LIME JUICE CORDIAL into a tall glass. Add ice and fill with SCHWEPPES soda. LIMI Pour to 1 jigger of ROSE'S LUCE JCICC CORDIAL a tall glass. Add ice and lop with cola. Also excellent with ginger ale. ____ OHTHE BLISS OF the balmy days... the luscious fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, however, when we over-indulge oar taste for these Summer treats, we bring on aa attack of that distressing ailment. diarrhea. If this happens to you or year children, do as over 6 generations of Cana- dians have take DR. FPWLER'S EXTRACT OF WILD STRAWBERRY. Dr. lated from noli and herbs, helps .to quickly relieve nausea and cramps and intestinal balance. What a comfort to have Dr. Extract on bind... any Season! OFFER MAY FEVER SUFFERERS... 1 have great for you. Now you can set effective relief with TEMPLETON-S RAZ-MAH BROWNS and TEMPLETON'S Y-DRO EYE DROPS. For over 50 years ttitse fine products have been providing welcome relief to those unfortanate enough to CTCSZC. blfiw and gasp with hay fever or summer BuUbere's no need to let hay fever fir rammer asUiroa spoil your summer, be- csflse here's a special offer to my Jv-t ifnd to TEMPLETONS, LTD, M RICHMOND ST. EAST, TORONTO 210, ONT., lor fee cJ-jclory of RAZ-MAH BROWNS. For tnora you will aIfc twftl. of IYE DROPS. Y Children's activity centre alternative to institution Handicapped play centre Children play ot the activity centre for youngsters with severe mental arid physi- cal handicaps at the Association for the Dependant Handicapped in Edmonton. The centre attempts to involve children in group activities, skill developmerrt and mus- cular therapy. A unique tispeet of the cSnlre is that each child's mother works tW6 full days a month in the program. The activity centre accommodates 13 children ori a regular basis. EDMONTON (CP) ente of children in the Ed- montot area who have severe mental and physical handi- have only two choices with regard to their care. They can place Die child in an institution like the Alberta School Hospital in Deer or keep him home without the Chance for a break of holiday for the rest of the family. The Association for the De- pendent Handicapped has been working to provide pat- ents with sootier choice. It operates an activity Centre in Edmonton and its Main objective is to establish a community residence where children cari live full-time or part-time according to the family's needs. The 90-member group was formed in, 1971 by parents whd were unwilling to send their Children to Red Deer, but Whose children have been rejected by agencies in Ed- monton; Agencies for the retarded witi generally not accept chil- dren with severe physical handicaps, white centres for the physically handicapped cannot accommodate ed children. TASK ENORMOUS Florence McKie, president ct the association, says the task of caring for a child with multiple handicaps is enormous. "The physical demands alone are tremendous, the child must be lifted in and out of a wheelchair, carried up stairs and lifted into "Then there is the constant strain of comrttUnknUflg with your child because these chil- dren can't talk, A mother must be tuned in and caring for tin, child becomes a 24- boor job without relief. "Parents will extent them- selves beyond reason, but eventually the endurance and willpower wear thto." The activity centre gtaM mothers dally break while developing tar child's poten- tial through Various pro- grams. WORK INDIVIDUALLY The staff, supplemented by volunteers, woA with the children on a one-to-one basis in group activities and skill devlopttent. Muscular therapy is carried out under the supervision of a therapist from Olenrose Hospital. "Through the activities we hope to give the children a sense of says centre supervisor May Diver. "They never had the feeling of belonging to a group before as they've always been segre- gated from other children." The supervisor says one of the unique aspects of the centre is the degree to which parents are involved in its op- eration. Each mother works two full days a month at the centre. Most of the furniture has been donated by parents and fathers have built special equipment. It can handle only 13 chit dren on a regular basis add 20 during the summer. A grant of from the pro- vincial department of health and social development only .covers three-quarters of the operating costs. "We would like to four or five residences established for the care of ftete chit McKie. "Nothing elaborate, just a home where eight to 10 chil- dren, could Hve hi an atmos- phere that isn't like an in- stitution." calendar Of local ntti Summer class students of die Oldfflan River Potters' Guild are reminded to pick up their pats Saturday from to a.m. at the Bowman Cen- tre. The regular meeting of Leth- bridge Lodge No. 2 IOOF win be held in the Oddfellows Build- ing, Friday at 8 p.m. New off- cers please take note. Visiting members welcome. Golden Mile Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 pjn. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. There will be no dancing until Sept. 11. Saturday: The bus for the Golden Age Camp will leave Southminster Church at 9 a.m. Coming events: There wHl be a six-day trip to Yellowstone National Park from August 27 to Sept. 1. Fur- ther information may be ob- tained from the office at the centre. A trip to the east is also be- ing planned for Sept. 4. Fall and winter programs at the centre Will start around Sept. 15. Noteworthy: The centre win accept names and senior citizens who would like to have minor repairs done wi their homes. The Golden Mile Centre has been registered as a charitable organization for income tax purposes. Ann DEAR ANN LANDERS: I Coach a Little League base- ball team here in my home town one old boy, Call Um Johnny, was on my team lor two years. During the last season, Johnny's father was killed in a car accident and it fell to me to inform Johnny of the death. Since then I've become Johnny's "big broth- er." 1 travel quite a bit and Johnny frequently accompan- ies me. been a guest in the homes of my friends and acquaintances. Because he is so likeable he has endear- ed himself to many of these professional people. We .recently learned that Johnny has a terminal bone disease and will probably not DEAR ANN LANDERS: It makes me furious when people who don't agree with your advice write you abso- lutely insulting letters. What is the matter with them? Don't they realize you spend a fortune on long-distance telephone researching your answers and that you have the best contacts in the coun- try? Why don't they under- stand that you don't inject live to see another waiter. We want to do everything we Can to make him happy. Johnny Wants to revisit some of the places we've been and Bee Our mutual friends again. How can I tell those we will visit of Johnny's condition without provoking an over- response? We want every- thing to be as normal as possible. Johnny knows and lie doesn't want any sympa- thy, How should I handle it? Thank you. From Tennes- see DEAR F.T.: I see no rea- son to say anything. If the boy is well enough to travel he need not be treated as a sick child and no cne has to know. And, I might add, you sound like a beautiful yourself into people's lives? They ask you for advice. This letter is to let you know that while I don't agree with ev- erything you say I respect your viewpoint and I think you do a splendid job. Hawaii DEAR H.: Thanks for those kind words. Mean letters don't bother me. Invariably, the people who write them are mad at someone else. Towfte Country Ttirnitui? 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