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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 13, 1973 Deaf-mute linked by teletype unit ETZIKOM (HNS) An Oril- lia, Ontario couple, both deaf mutes since birth, no longer have to depend on the mail service to receive news from relatives and friends. Since the installation of a teletypewriter in their home, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lambert have been able to freely com- municate with other deaf-mutes across Canada who have simi- lar machines. The teletype was installed last December and is connect- ed to an ordinary telephone. It links the Lamberts to a main information centre for the deaf in Toronto and allows for transmitting and receiving The procedure for the send- ing of a message is to attach the telephone receiver to a spe- ial acoustics coupler which is linked to the teletype. The person then dials the number of the party to be caleld. Normally, a bell would signal the person that a mes- sage is to be relayed, but for the deaf, flashing lights are substituted. The special coupler than con- verts electrical impulses creat- ed by the sender typing on the machine into sound waves which travel over the phone lines. The receiving end coupler reconverts these waves into electrical impulses which op- erate the keys of the teletype; unit. Thus, the message is re- ceived as it is being written. Teletype units originated in the United States, but have been put into operation in more than 100 homes across Can- ada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmon- ton and Calgary. The Lambert unit is the only one of its kind in use in Orillia. Mr. and Mrs. Lambert have two sons, Peter, six and Harry, age four. Both 'boys have nor- mal speech and hearing, al- though Peter usually commun- icates with the use of sign lan- guage when addressing his parents. He is also capable of using the teletype. Mrs. Lam- bert is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Volk of Burdett, Alta. Teletype units are installed through donations to the Cana- dian Hearing Society which subsidizes the equipment costs to recipients. The installation. cost. to the Lamberts was while their montly telephone bill is based on normal charges. Through such advancements there is no longer a feeling of isolation among'' the Five basic symbols The five basic care symbols are appearing in a greater number of textile products to- day. Each represents one meth- od of textile care. But how many shoppers know what they mean, asks Consumers' Association of Canada. A circle means dry cleaning, a triangle, bleaching, and a square, drying. The sil- houtte of a basin means wash- ing and an iron, pressing or ironing. CAC national head- quarters is located at 100 Glou- cester Street, Ottawa. Deaf-mute communication Life can become very complicated when sign language is the only possible means of communication. Through the use of teletypewriters, this situation is being changed for deaf-mutes across Canada. The machines are installed in private homes, and make use of common telephone hook-ups to send and receive messages from friends and relatives with similar teletypes. <3t JUNIOR BRZRRR8 is just the right size for you! So often you've had lo buya bathing suitthats not quite 'made for you No more! With suit-your- size swimwear, you'll get a suit that fits like a second skin! The bra tops and briefs are sized individually... just like you are. Hurry down while our great selection lasts. Bra tops in A, BorC cup sizes. Briefs fit L (13-15) Bra or brief, 6.00 each. STORE HOURS: Open Daily o.m. lo p.m.; Thursday and Friday a.m. lo p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231. Math principles fun for children HALIFAX (CP) The books written by Marion Walter of Halifax make it fun for children to learn the principles of mathe- matics, even if they are too young to be able to use figures. Her first book, Annette, and its sequel, Make a Big Puddle, Make a Smaller Worm, both work on a "mirror-picture prin- ciple" which has been praised for its educational value in re- view publications around the world. Recently, the New York Acad- emy of Sciences, an internation- ally known group of 26.000 sci- entists, awarded the newer book on honorable mention for its in- genious use of a mirror to con- vey simple mathematical con- cepts. Both books come only in hard-cover versions and each has a mirror inserted in its in- side cover. Each subsequent left-hand page contains written chal- lenges for the child to use the mirror to change the picture on the right-hand page. Using prin- ciples of reflection, the pictures can be enlarged, reduced, dou- bled or reversed. CONTROLLED BY CHILD "The nice thing about it is that the child does not have to be able to read to use Miss Walter said. If the child is old enough to hold a mirror in his hand he is ready to discover the magic of the pictures he can create. The book also has the advan- tage of letting the child control the pictures he creates. There are no wrong answers, and once he has found the answers to the questions he can explore beyond them. Hidden in the mirror-play the child finds the fundamentals of congruence and shape. He also finds the difference between closer and farther, taller and shorter, and more and less. Miss Walter has two jobs in Halifax. She is a member of Dalhousie University's educa- tion department and she works with the Learning Lighthouse Project at the Atlantic Institute of Education. In both jobs she sets up work- shops to show teachers her ap- proach to teaching mathematics to children. The basis for her mirror-pic- ture books came to her in her previous job with the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston. There, she developed mirror cards for the Elementary Sci- ence Study, a non-profiL organi zation which helps develop new teaching programs. The mirror cards come in 21 sets of increasing difficulty. Basically, the user matches the design on a main pattern card by using a mirror. Miss Walter's two books are published in Canada by William Collins Ltd. love is... cleaning up your old mess before a new mess. World meet planned by feminists CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reu- .ter) About 300 women from 30 countries ended a feminist conference here recently and called for support of a woman facing trial in Italy for an abor- tion she had eight years ago. The women also urged people to protest a trial next month of three Portuguese women charged with subversion for publishing feminist poetry. The 300 women held what they termed the first interna- tional conference of feminists since the suffragette m o v e- ment. The conference called on people to demonstrate at Italian embassies throughout the world to protest the trial, beginning today, of a 25-year-old Padua woman who recently admitted having had an abortion when she was 17. The conference called for a similar demonstration at Portu- guese embassies for the women whose collection of feminist po- etry has been confiscated. Their trial begins July 3 in Lisbon. The purpose of the confer- ence at Harvard University was to help plan a full-scale international feminist meeting for next year in Belgium or Sweden, a spokeswoman said. Women attending the confer- ence included a sex researcher from Sweden, an actress from Japan, a city councillor from Brussels, the education and so- cial welfare minister of India, and others from the Soviet Un- ion, Hungary, Egypt, Israel, and Scandinavia. Child-abuse reports increase By GLENNIS ZILM OTTAWA (CP) Nobody knows for sure how many children in Canada are beaten to death by their parents, al- though based on figures from other areas, a conservative estimate is at least 35 a year. The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, which has a special program to identify and follow up cases where there may have been physical mistreatment of children, re-; ported 100 cases of abuse in five deaths. A meeting of coroners in Toronto recently was shown pictures of children who had been beaten to cluding one of a little girl with a heel print on her abdo- men where her father had jumped on her. The coroners were told they needed to be more aware of the problem and know what to look for so they would investigate some so-called accidental deaths. Although neither the federal health department nor Statis- tics Canada keeps records on the numbers of battered chil- dren, the numbers recorded by provinces, child welfare agencies and hospitals have shown marked increases since 1965. More and more reporting and follow up is being done. Dr. D. L. Wilson of Kingston, president of the Ontario Medi- cal Association, said in an in- terview that doctors who at one time were concerned about becoming involved in court cases by reporting pos- sible instances of child beat- '.ig now were afraid of scorn from their peers and the pub- lic if they don't report. CITIZEN HAS ROLE The problem, however, is not just for doctors, but is "a disease in society for which we all have a says Ruth Koch-Schulte, co- ordinator for the Toronto Hos- pital for Sick Children and the Metro Children's Aid So- cieties. Everyone has a responsi- bility for helping to find and get aid for the problem of the abused child, but most people "don't want to get involved." Pub must serve women OTTAWA (CP) The On- tario Human Rights Commis- sion ordered a downtown pub to serve women. Not that women had com- plained, but a man did. Anna Whitley, a commis- sion official, said the com- plainant told of seeing women receiving extremely slow fact, tantamount to no service at an ef- fort to encourage them to leave. Miss Whitley then informed the Beacon Arms Hotel, which includes the Fife and Drum Pub, of its obligations under provincial human rights legislation. Waiters failing to comply could be fined up to "It's not that we were really refusing women, we weren't encouraging hotel manager Bob Horowitz said. Mary Van Stolk, author of The Battered Child in Can- ada, and many other people want stronger reporting laws, with fines of up to for those who know about abuse but who don't report it. She has recommended as much to the federal government. GOVERNMENTS ROLE The federal health depart- ment now is preparing recom- mendations for a June meet- ing of the Dominion health, council, a meeting of the fed- eral and provincial deputy health ministers. Health Minister Marc La- londe said in an interview that he had set up a com- mittee of experts to look into this and the report was al- most ready. "The report contains sev- eral recommendations for ac- tion, most of them being in the provincial sphere of re- sponsibility. Still, it stresses the importance of federal leadership in this respect." Mr. Lalonde said several recommendations have to ao with education of the public and of professionals so they know what to do if they know or suspect parents are mis- treating their children. A national registry for keeping track of reported cases has' been proposed, he said. Four provinces already have set up such registries. THORNY PROBLEM The problem of mandatory reporting, and of who should have access to the records, is complicated, he said. The minister said he be- lieves all provinces should set up a registry, which then could be co-ordinated by the federal department. The provinces really hold all the cards, however, Mr. Lalonde said. "They have the hospitals under their responsibility, the medical profession is their re- sponsibility, the operation of a registry itself could come un- der their jurisdiction, the op- eration of social welfare agencies is theirs. "We could help with advice, with statistics, with research, maybe with pubilc educa- tion." SUGGESTS HELP Dr. E. H. Fakes, director of the child and family unit at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, said some doctors oppose mandatory reporting and fines. It means, he said, that the doctor is forced into punishing the parents, who also are sick people or they wouldn't be beating their chil- dren. Doctors must take steps to ensure that the child does not remain in danger, he said. But they aslo must remain in a position where they can treat the family members. If child abuse is to be han- dled adequately, there needs to be a whole range of com- munity services available, said Miss Koch-Schulte. A mother who beats her baby because it cried may be at the end of her physical and emotional ability to cope with the home situation. Home-help services, such as homemakers or helpful "aunt's who come in to lend a hand, may be needed. Tem- porary day-care or foster- home care may be needed or regular visits from social workers or nurses. In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Kenneth McRae and his colleagues of the child development clinic in Winni- peg reported records showed 88 cases of child abuse in Winnipeg from 1957 to 1971. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "You're in trouble There's a letter from an old girl friend for you, and a new credit card for me." 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