Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, June 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Our favorite nephew was killed in an automobile accident two weeks ago. We will never get over it. His parents are still in a state of shock. His sister is still unable to return to school. He was one of the most lovable kids in the world only 16 and had his driving license less than seven months. But he was one of those kids who loved to flirt with danger he always tried to beat a traffic light or exceed the speed limit just a little. If he was caught, he'd try to talk his way out of it and usually he succeded. I was at his home one day when he got a ticket. (It was a week before he was killed.) He complained about the state trooper who had given him a ticket for speeding. It was his third moving violation, which in our state means you lose your license for a year. I never saw him so furious. He was driving without a license when he was killed. You printed something by a public safety official several years ago I can't remember the man's name or where he was from, but I am asking you to hunt it up and run it again. How I wish I had clipped it then and sent it to my nephew. It might have meant the difference between life and death. Thank you, Ann. Aunt Dear Aunt: I recall the piece The author is Commissioner William 0. Newman. Kentucky Department of Public Safety, and I'm printing it again in the hope that other young people will read it and pay attention. You Break My Heart Are you one of the people who calls me on the phone or writes me a letter to tell me my troopers are stopping motorists and giving them tickets "for no reason at I wouldn't know. You never give me your name. You tell me you're a good citizen and a safe driver who uses the Interstate for the purpose intended speed. And that "dumb cop" gave you a ticket. You break my heart! I hope the next time you tear down the road, exceeding the speed limit, that another trooper- gives you a ticket and the traffic judge takes away your license. I hope he catches you before he has to help pry you lifeless body out of that crushed car you were enjoying so much. I wish you caould come with me to the scene of a wreck and watch a man writhe in the gravel on the shoulder of a highway while he waits for an ambulance that will get there too late to do anything but carry him to the morgue. I wish I could make you help scrape the bits of bone and flesh of a whole family off the asphalt and into baskets. You'd vomit like some of my troopers do. But you'd think differently the next time you climbed into that car of yours. Your letter doesn't bother me my friend. What bothers me is that you apparently have not learned your lesson. And who gave that kid of yours driving lessons? You? No wonder he weaves in and out of traffic and leaves strips of burned rubber at stop lights. I hope we catch him. too, mister, before we have to call your wife and ask you to come down to the morgue and identify his body. And you got a ticket "for no reason at all." You break rny heart, mister. Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers' booklet, "Dating Do's and will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Fashion reflects eroticism, climate Nurse honored for work SAN FRANCISCO (AP) In Kansas's Elk County, a 650- square-mile stretch of wheat and cattleland, there have been no doctors for 15 years. Just "Murphy" the travelling nurse. as Ruth Mur- phy, RN, is known affec- tionately to Elk County's 3.700 residents, figures she has made about 4.500 house calls a year since she set up free clinics in 1957 with a grant from the county. Mrs. Murphy, 54, is being honored by the American Nurses' Association con- vention here with the first Honorary Nurse Prac- titioner award. The award is to be given every other year to a registered nurse who has done an outstanding job in providing direct patient care. Not only does Elk County, 90 miles east of Wichita in the southeastern part of Kansas, lack it has no hospi- tal, no x-ray unit, no public transportation. Nearly one- third of its residents are over the age of 65. The nearest hospital is 50 miles away, in Independence. Mrs. Murphy set up her main clinic in the courthouse building in Howard, where she lives with her husband and four children. She devotes one day a week to house calls, although in an emergency she makes them at any time of day or night In addition, she began bringing a portable version of the clinic to the other towns in the county. "Once a month I pack ev- erything in the office that'll move into my old Chevy- baby scales, hemoglobin ma- chine, diabetic screening equipment, the move the clinic around." she said in an interview. WeeWhimsv ATHENS (AP) An Athe- nian sociologist claims that the eye-boggling bikini dates back to the 2nd century BC. long before the "daring" knee-revealing swimsuits of the Victorian era. Liza Petridi-Skouze said that fashion "is nothing but a reflection of economic and erotic factors, climatic conditions, politics and even anarchy." Furthermore, fashion presents nothing new but is more of a repeat play of history. Addressing members of the Christian Youth Association of Athens. Mrs. Petridi- Skouze said that slaves wore the bikini centuries ago in Egypt and in ancient Greece. During the Minoan civilization in Crete from 3000 to 1100 BC women went about topless and their dress was far more advanced than fashions seen at times in Paris. The gentleman's long-coat and top hat is nothing else but improvisation on what was considered stately and comfortable riding gear. Corsetes. as well as garters and any other soft or hard elastic clothing item which help improve the shape of the female body "are only there to satisfy the fetish of male passions." she stressed. "Unisex." Mrs. Petridi- Skouze added, "is not the novel prize of Parisian maitres." "In the middle ages, there had been a reaction to the tra- ditional idea of keeping a strict line between men's trousers and women's highly elaborate and usually uncomfortable dresses. And finally maxis and rnidis did not bloom in the last few- years, but had their heyday in the last century. "Clothing therefore serves nothing else but cover our nar- cissism and feeling of pressure as to social etiquette." Derek Cross will be sent the original an for his quote Send your child's Quotation to this paper Whacks help VICTORIA (CP) -Parents shouldn't be afraid to express their anger to their children, says Dr. Jean Dey. a specialist in pre-school education at the University of Victoria. "A whack in the right place doesn't hurt a child nearly as much as a rejecting parent." Facelift process not the answer for all skintypes Honorary practitioner CHICAGO (AP) A facelift can postpone the aged look, but won't make anyone look young forever, a plastic surgeon cautions. "You can turn back the clock but you can't keep it from ticking." he said in an interview. The surgeon. Dr Eugene Tardy of St. Joseph Hospital and the University of Illinois, said cosmetic surgery can do much for the appearance of many people, but added some patients have unrealistic ex- pectations that it will change their entire lives Some people, he said, cannot be helped much because of the nature or condition of their skin. Tardy was chairman of a postgraduate seminar on plastic surgery of the head and neck held recently under sponsorship of the hospital, the university and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Among those Tardy said should not have plastic surgery is the impulsive person who wakes up with a sudden whim to have his or her face or nose changed, hoping that it "will change my otherwise rotten life." Plastic surgeons are able to achieve less than ideal facelifts on persons who have spent a lot of time in the sun and whose skin is leathery, and on those who have naturally thick and oilv skin. Tardy said. Overweight persons also are poor candidates for facelifts because the surgeon has difficulty stretching the skin properly over layers of fat. But the noses and eyes of the overweight can be successfully modified. Tardy said. Some people who have been scarred by acne can be helped, but Tardv said those who are deeply scarred will not receive much benefit from a facelift A good facelift lasts about seven to 10 years before the aging process has taken its toll again, he said The best results are achieved on men and women in whom the wrinkling process has just begun those in their late 40s or 50s. The facelift procedure in- volves an incision just inside the hairline The skin is then lifted from the underlying fat and tissue and drawn upward The excess skin is trimmed away and the skin is reattached. Ruth Murphy will be honored by the American Nurses Association for her out- standing work with patients in her district, which has no doctor and involves many elderly patients and housecalls. Ultrasound records fetal statistics VANCOUVER (CP) Ul- trasound, an x-ray-like proce- dure, is providing some an- swers about the state of unborn babies. The technique allows pictures to be taken showing a baby's development without subjecting mother or child to the usual radiation risks associated with more conventional x-ray proce- dures The ultrasound B scan tech- nique has been used at St. Vin- cent's Hospital for some months Vancouver General Hospital has the equipment and is preparing to put it into operation soon In oversimplified terms, sound travels through tissue and an echo comes back. The echo is converted into an elec- trical impulse which is dis- played in image form on an oscilloscope, a television-like screen. Doctors and technicians can determine the size of the baby's head through the pattern traced. Comparison of that size with a chart will indicate approximately how old the unborn child is and when delivry can be expected. The information is vital if an obstetrician is contemplating delivery of the babv by caesarian section where he must be sure he is not going to proceed too early. Sister Diana Harsch of St. Vincent's Hospital points out nutritional difficulties might occur within the fetus if the mother is a diabetic or if. for some other reason, the devel- oping infant is not receiving an adequate diet. determining the size of the baby and the length of pregnancy, an obstetrician can take the necessary steps to correct the dietary problem and help to prevent an underdeveloped child from being born." said Sister Diana. Not ail patients who visit the department are pregnant, -or even female "The ultrasound scanning method is proving to be ex- tremely useful in detecting other disorders." said Dr. Cleve Bowlsby of St Vincent's Zenith Eyeglass Hearing Aid Make the right decision now and try this reliable Zenith Carlyle aid at no obligation. And if within 10 days after purchase you aren't completely satis- fied, you may return the aid and your money, except for the cost of a custom earmold, will be refunded. 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