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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UTHBR1DGE HERALD Saturday, Juno 10, 1972 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I just read Hie letter from "Hitler's Buddy" who works in a hospital emergency room and advocates giving anyone who attempts suicide "a double dose of whatever ho took that brought him there." That letter preyed on my mind all day. I will not sleep tonight if I don't answer it. For someone who works in a hospital emergency room, "Buddy" displays appalling ignorance. He should have learn- ed by this time that most people who attempt suicide don't really want to die. Any reasonably intelligent person who wants to kill himself can find a foolproof way to do it. A suicide attempt is the last, desperate cry for help from one who has heen ignored too long. Fortunately, when. I attempted suicide, I was taken to a hospital emergency room staffed with wonderful, understand- ing people. They put me on the right track and helped me get the guidance I needed. I am now coping with what I thought were insurmountable problems. I now work at a different job in a different state. I am not completely satisfied with my life but I know I can handle it, and I'm getting stronger oil the time. If "Buddy" had been in the Emergency Room when I was brought in I'm sure my fears and feelings of inadequacy would have been reinforced. I would have succeeded in killing myself the next time. Been There DEAR BEEN THERE: I've received hundreds of letters from readers who said the same thing but you said it best. Thanks for writing, and good luck lo you, dear. DEAR ANN LANDERS: What do you tliink of the current trend of rewarding youngsters for being honest? When I was growing up we were taught that honesty was expected of us. It wasn't considered extraordinary behavior. I read a story in the Denver Post recently about four boys, ages 12 and 13, who found a tin box containing They turned the box over to the police and were given each. Apparently some mothers' club decided the boys should have more of a fuss made over them, so they put OD a benefit show to raise "more reward think this is nonsense. It distorts the basic concept of integrity. I believe kids should be taught that virtue is its own reward. What's your opinion of the benefit and the rest of the foolishness? Old School DEAR 0. S.: I have no comment on the benefit, but I see nothing wrong with rewarding young people for doing tie right thing. A useful lesson to learn early is that poor behavior usually leads to disaster and good behavior leads to reward. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband is hooked on The Supermarket Syndrome. He sits for hours and reads the food ads. Then he cuts out all the coupons and makes a road map indicating where he will go and how much he will spend. Crazy? You bet. He buys only "specials." Right now our storeroom is jammed with 24 cent tomatoes and 19 cent beans. When we go shopping together it's murder. I can stand on my head and if the item I want isn't on sale, he won't buy it. When there's a special on meat he tries to corner the market. Our freezer can't hold another lamb shank. The fact that nobody in the family likes lamb doesn't mean a thing to him. What he saves on groceries he spends on gasoline, but he doesn't see this. Yesterday he drove 19 miles to save 11 cents on a broom. He bought four brooms and figured he had saved 44 cents. When I told him the broom we have is like new, and that I rarely use it because I mostly vacuum and use a damp mop, he accused me of trying to spoil his fun. What can I do with a man like that? We've been married 37 Bargain Hunter DEAR MRS. HUNTER: Bargain-shopping Is a darn good hobby these days but your character is hipped on pinch- ing pennies and it sounds as if this is lus principal source of kicks. Along with the lamb shanks in his freezer, the guy's got some hornets in his helmet. The game he plays is nutty but it's relatively harmless. Forget it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am very much In love with my first cousin and our families are against our marriage. They keep telling us we cannot be married because it is against the law. They seem to have the idea that children hom of such marriages are not normal. Is there any scientific evid- ence to support this statement? With Fairy Tales DEAR B.W.F.T.: The scientific facts are as follows: In families where there is epilepsy, hemophilia or other diseases and conditions in which predisposition might be hereditary, cousins should not marry (unless they agree to remain child- Some states DO permit first cousins to if both people are healthy there is no reason why they shouldn't. -de Jourdan, photo MR. AND MRS. ROBERT CHARIES PIRIE Pirie-Karpiak McKillop United Church was the scene for an exchange of marriage vows between Patri- cia Betty Karpiak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karpiak of Leth- bridge, and Robert Charles Pirie, son of Mrs. Minnie Pirie of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Rev. D. K. Walker officiated at the double ring ceremony at which Mr. A. K. Putland was organist. Matron of honor was Mrs. Sherry Shannon of Calgsry. Bridesmaid was Miss Judith Karpiak, sister of the bride. Best man was Mr. Peter Hol- loboff of Calgary. Ushers were Mr. Dennis Aaoland and Mr. Dick Pirie both of Shaunavon, and Mr. Manuel Karpiak of Calgary. Ringbearer was Brad- ley Hopland. A reception was held at the Riviera Room of the Park Plaza Motor Hotel, and the couple has taken up residence 3723 7 Ave. S. W., Calgary. MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL (MIKE) WATRIN Watrin-Ehnes Our Lady of Assumption Church was the scene for the wedding of Patricia Anne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ehnes and Michael Anthony Watrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Watrin, all of Lethbridge. Reverend Father Clar e n e e Watrin brother of the groom, officiated at the exchange of double ring vow's, with guitar- ists Martha Dimnick, Colleen Keenan and Don Flaig. Maid of honor was Miss Mary Daub, with bridesmaid Miss Joyce Machlajewski and flow ergirl Miss Linda Wauters, al of Lethbridge. Best man was Mr. Al Fox with groomsman Mr. Ed West Ushers were Mr. Joe Kirby anc Mr. John Mass, all of Leth bridge. A reception was held in the civic centre, catered by S v e n Ericksen's Family Restaurant with master of ceremonies, Mr Eugene Wauters. Following a honeymoon a Banff and Lake Louise, th' couple has taken up resideuc at 1710 12 Ave. S. Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Black are pleased to announce the en- gagement of their oldest daugh- ter, Brenda Beverley, to Mr. Daniel Earl Stryker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stryker, all of Foremost. The wedding will take place on June 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Foremost. E. Cross photo SUMMER CEREMONY Mr. and Mrs. W. L. C. Day are pleased to announce the engagement of their daugh- ter, Sharon Lynne to Mr. Richard D. Swihart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Swihart, all of Fort Macleod. The wedding will take place on July 15 at 2 p.m. in Trinity United Church. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lane o[ Bow City are pleased to an- nounce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Sharon Louise, to Mr. Ronald Martin Climielewski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Chmielewski of Taber. The wedding will take place on July 22 in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Brooks. Marriages announced Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clow are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lana Elaine, to Mr. Ronald Bo- bak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo- seph Bobak, all of Lethbridge. The wedding took place on June 3 in Southminster Buch- anan Chapel. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lilja are pleased to announce the mar- riage of their daughter, Lanell Lou, to Mr. Walter Chesko, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chesko, all of Lethbridge. The wedding took place on May 13 in Wesley United Church, Calgary. The couple is residing at 409 26th St. S., Lethbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wyman are pleased to announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Darlene Anne, to Mr. Fred Whitbread. The wedding took place on May 6 in Lethbridge, and the happy couple is residing in Coaldale. Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Penning- ton of Lethbridge, are pleased to announce the marriage ol their daughter Carol A. Coup- Jand, to Mr. John S. Burton, son of Capt. and Mrs. R. H. Burton of Calgary. The wedding took place on May 20 at p.m. in St. An- drew's United Church, Calgary. JUNE WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. J. Owen Steed are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Debra, to Mr. Stephen L. Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot R. Black of Salt take City. Bolh young people ore recent graduates of Brigham Young University and the marriage will bo solemnized on Juno 27 in the Al- berta Tsmple, Cardslon. JULY VOWS Mr. and Mrs. A. Delbert Palmer aro pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathleen lo Mr. Brent Laycock, son of Mr. and" Mrs. Hugh Laycock, all of Lethbridge. The wedding will fake place on July 6 in the Alberta Temple, Cardston. love ss... -de Jourdan Photo MR. AND MRS. HELMUT SCHWARZ Sclnvarz-Geldreich walking togeth- er under a bubble umbrella. Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church was the scene for the exchange of mar- riage vows between Sharryl Joanne Geldrcich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Geldreich of Bow Island, and Helmut Schwarz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Lang Port Alberni, B.C. Officiating at the double ring ceremony was Reverend Father Raphael O'Laughlin, with or- ganist Marie Hrynkew accom- panying Miss Betty Kolodziej who sang Ave Maria and the Wedding Prayer. Mrs. Arlene Sail of Calgary, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor and the only atten- dant. Best man was Mr. Walter Feibiger of Port Alberni, with ushers Mr. Art Sali of Cal- gary and Mr. Roger Ancion of Bow Island. A reception followed with Mr. Nick Ancion, uncle of the bride, as master of ceremonies Mr. David Pickard proposed he traditional toast to the jride. Following a month's tour of Surope, Mr. and Mrs. Schwarz ll return to Port Alberni and Sprout Lake, where the couple plans to reside. The groom will continue his work with MacMillan BIdedel, and Mrs. Schwarz, PUN, will resume her duties with the Cen- tral Vancouver Island Health Unit. Yoitr Guide for Gift-Giving Gift Registry When o bride visits our Gifl Registry, it's Iho beginning of many happy experiences. As Phone 327-5767 3rd Avenue S Our Bride List DEBRA ANN AITKEN JUDY BRITTNER MARIEEN BERGHMANS BRENDA BLACK KIM BRADFORD BRENDA BRAUN DEBBIE OYCK MARSHA GREY IYNN COUGH tINDA GOLBY KAREN JOST CAROL LOWRY LINDA MOLINE ANNAIEE MIDDIETON KATHY PAIMER GAIL DIANNE PET8IE TERRI JEAN REMINGTON DEBRA STEED BARBARA SHIMEK SANDRA SNOWDEN MICKEY BROWN CHRIS FAZIO ANN-MARIE McGILUVARY IAURA MAE STORY SHARON SNOW LINDA SIEMENS ;