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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J97S 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Jun. Electronic limbs not very popular By JUDR TUItIC Herald Staff Writer Prosthesis, the manufacture and application of artificial limbs, is a relatively new trade in Canada, but is no stranger to Steve Grbavec. Sir. Grbavec, a Yugoslavian by birth, began his education and training in Europe, achieved his certification, and then moved to Canada in 1960. "Here, I am only a techni- said Mr. Grbavec, "but am working toward my certifi- cation. "I am a member of both the Canadian Association and the International Association." He began his business in Lethbridge almost five years ago, and has just recently moved to a new location. "We needed so much more said Mr. Grbavec, "there was no room for the ma- chines." In the shop, Mr. Grba- vec, who is the owner and man- ager, does all his own work. He fits all types of artificial limbs, makes them on the ma- chines which are located in (he back sections of the office, and instructs the people how to op- erate them. "Most of the parts that I use are ordered from Europe, the States and some from he said. The variety of materials al- lows the individual to chose "exactly what they like them- selves, whatever they feel com- fortable in." Mr. Grbavec makesuseof fiberglass, plastic and alumin- urn, as well ss wood and er. "Wo have a complete line of he said, "for any part of the limbs, and we in- clude all types of back braces, STRETCH STITCHES en THE FACTS ft 18 yean ego HNA Mv I c r e a t'a d Stretch Slltches. Now competitors are --KI 195o years old) SUPeSMATIC can do more ihon our com- petitors' 1971 models. riff. The EINA SUPER- FAH. MATIC U rated the 'Grid's molt venoljle sewlno lOchine. DON'T BUY UNTIL YOU THY for Ires demonstration contact SEWING CENTRE 40S 51k Shell South Phone 317-ttT7 or 327-8IIS corrective braces, leg braces and arch supports." Customers are usually "refer- red to me by doctors, If they are new or the word of the limb and brace shop is "spread from one satis- fied amputee to another who is not pleased with his prosthesis." The bulk of Mr. Grbavec's customers are "farmers and in- dustrial workers." The preferred type artificial limb, said Mr. Grbavec, was the mechanical, rather than the electronic. 'The electronic limb is expen- he said, "and is also cos- metic. It is good for office work, but for a person on the farm, it will get dirty quickly and the covering will tear." He said the heavy hook type of limb is more practical and efficient. Although there are not as many women customers, Mr. Grbavec has a special line of cosmetic limbs, which look nat- ural and are less noticeable than the other types. "Women are more upset by the whole he said, 'much more than a man is." Also available are a number of different methods of attach- ing the limb to the stump. Included are straps, braces, or a suction method which ex- cludes all exterior supports oth- er than a small screw. The training of a technician continues all during the time he Grbavec said. "You study till you die, you never finish in this business." POPS ARE TOPS Children at the Kradle Koop day care centre are absorbed in a very special project. Con- struction paper, scissors and glue are all called Inlo use to help make this year's carcf the biggest and best that Dad ever had. Faulds, photo Reproductive counselling may reduce abnormalities OTTAWA (CP) Although medical science can precisely define the chances of any cou- pie passing on abnormalities to an unborn baby, counsel- ling about the risks should done only at special clinics in major medical centres, says Dr. G. H. Valentine. The London Ont, children's specialist says in an article in the Canadian Medical Asso- ciation Journal that such coun- selling requires "the greatest technical expertise applied by the most sophisticated meth- ods." "For this reason it seems (hat reproductive counselling clinics should be based only in major medical centres, per- haps only in university medi- cal centres." Heproductive counsel ling must be more than just the traditionally recognized genet- ic counselling, he says. Genetic counselling can determi n e which abnormalities might be passed from one generation to another. But factors other than purely genetic ones can result in ab- normalities, ranging from poor nutrition to- deformities caused by the mother contracting mea- sles during her pregnancy. Dr. Valentine says aU these must be assessed and evaluated with the individual couple, especial- ly if they already have a de- formed child. He rules out counselling by mail either between the cou- ple and the clinic directly or through the family doctor. DISCUSSION NECESSARY Despite the fact that some prospective parents might have to travel long distances, "only personal interviews with the experts achieve sat- isfactory he says. "It is imperative that the problem be discussed at first hand, not only so the diagnos- tican and counsellor may have the opportunity of asking the right and relevant questions for himself, but so he can as- sess the personalities and atti- tudes of the prospective par- ents." The couple must be helped so they reach their decision with full understanding, he says. It is essential they really understand what all the facts and figures mean. He recommends a team ap- proach, with a pediatrician, ge- neticist, obstetrician gynecolo- gist, psychiatrist and social worker al! available to parti- cipate in counselling as neces- sary. All modern diagnostic facilities should be at hand as well. Simplicity of metric system discussed at consumer meet Mrs. A. A. Sfhultz of Monarch has been re-elected director of the Consumers' Association of Canada for the coming year. In an address at the 25th annual meeting of the associa- tion held in Vancouver, Mr. S. M. Gossage, chairman of the metric commission for the or- NolFiing makes o home so personally your own ai children's portraits in nat- ural color. DOLLY-4 yrs. ROBIN-10 monlhs Children of MR. end MRS. R. BERNHART LETHBRIDGE an Bride-elect Aliss Hahn was guest of d oat Merry-Jo honor at several bridal showers this week. Among the hostesses were Mrs. Robert Atwood as- sisted by Mrs. Harold Kirch- ner; Mrs. Alvin Bates assisted by Mrs. Ross Thorton; and Mrs. Robert Kedrich, assisted by Mrs. Carl Hahn and Mrs. J. Erickson. About 95 women of the Cal- gary and Fort Macleod W.M.S. Presbyterials met in Eassano recently for the a n n u a I sum- mer rally. A program on the theme, let your light shine, was presented by the various associated groups in the two presbyterials. The Bassano junior choir and CGIT participated in the pro- gram. Mrs. Dorothy Giduk, of St. Andrews, Lethbridge, presided at the afternoon session. This was the first joint meet- ing of the two presbyterials. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 61h Ave. A ond 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards far l.OO or Each Twelve 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Games and free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gofd cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed ganizalion, said "Canada should welcome the opportuni- ty at least in measurement to speak one language world-wide. at fair value, and that they wil not be taken advantage of. ''Each consumer should re- ceive prompt and full redres, "or any product or service tha does not perform as or implicitly warranted. "But the tragedy is that too many of those in business lea dership continue to lag bchini n acceptance of these criteria or even in their comprehen sion of them." The Hon. Robert Andras Minister of Consumer and Cot porate Affairs, and Dr. H. K. Clark of Queen's Univer slty, were also among the fea tured speakers at the confer MRS. A. A.SCIIULTZ director "There is na possibility that such a language will be other than the metric system." All units in the system "are related by multiples of he said, and "it is therefore simple and less liable to error. "The public must be ready to accept changes as they oc- cur, and students in school must be prepared for the world they will have to live in on graduation." Speaking of consumer con- cern about kitchen measures, he said "perhaps Canada can reach a solution that will re- tain present measures with only small adjustments." Harold Buchwald, QC, chair- man of the Canadian Consum- er Council, said that "in the last half dozen years or so we've seen consumerism be- come a very real social force in our society. It is no longer acceptable to deal unfairly or unconscionably in the market- place. he said should not "be victimized as part of a captive market. They expect their purchases to be CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A Blackout Bingo played for till won every Saturday plus 2-7-Number Jaskpott JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for or 25c each (located Next to No. 1 Fireball) XT calendar of to ocai riappeninqt The- Anne Campbell Toi Singers will hold a goodby concert on Tuesday at 8 p.m. 1 the Yates Centre. The concei will be people's choice, an gives the audience a chance choose a favorile song from th choir's repetoire, which th girls will sing during the sec ond half of the concert. Ever one is invited to the followii reception, courtesy of the Par Plaza Motor Hotel. The Women's Auxiliary to th Lethbridge Municipal Hospit and Gait School of Nursing wi. hold a regular meeting at p.m. Wednesday In the loung of. the nurses' residence. Tl executive is reminded of the e: ecutive meeting to be held p.m. A good attendance requested. The members of the Maji Burnett Past Noble Grand Club will hold a picnic on Tues day at 1 p.m. at Hentlerso Lake. Each member may brin a friend and all are remincle to bring bingo gifts for th Southland Nursing Home. Po luck lunch will be served. The Women's Auxiliary to tl Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospit will hold the regular month meeting in the form of a po luck supper on Monday at 6: p.m. at the home of Mrs. i Darcel, 1819 Jth Ave. S. Ever one is reminded to bring mug, knife, fork and spoon. Minus One Club will hold potluck supper and wiene roast on Monday at 7 p.m. Indian Battle Park. LA to Army, Navy and A Force Unit 58, will hold a ge eral meeting on Monday at p.m. Dominion president Thompson, will be presen Presentation of 15 year pin with polluck supper wilt the meeting. Members a r asked to Invite their husban or a friend, and are reminde to bring a favorite dish. iVm family life by MAUREEN JAMIESON yOBODY'S PERFECT, least of all husbands, but where would we be without them? It's a good job father's day comes around once rt a while. It gives us the chance to show him how le'd like to be treated for the rest of his life. Buy him a present, something he really wants. Don't worry about the price, he won't get the bill until the end of the month. On the big day, lead him gently1 o his favorite chair, pass him a book he's interested n, and feed him his favorite goodies until he's a comatose codfish. Keep him happy, and those first faint rumblings if men's liberation will pass him by (we Act now, and maybe we'll keep him from putting his Jclin lenry on that subversive Uttle manifesto, The Male Vife, also known as the bill of rights for the adult male. This is their answer to The Female Eunuch. Cast eye over a few of its resolutions: (1) No carrying out wet garbage bags. (2) No half-hour wait while She gets ready to go out. (3) No coming when She bellows. Let Her come to rou. (4) No staying home from golf to help Her wash vindows. (5) No wearing odd socks because She can't match em up. (6) Choice of movies and other entertainment at east half of the time. (7) No excuses when you spend after she's jusll spent ?200. (8) The power to veto a babypink color scheme !or the bedroom. And that's just the beginning! The ball is now in our court. It's time to remind iiim of his superb good taste in his choice of a wife, and to drag out the things we've appreciated most, dust off the cobwebs, and tell him about them. Like the day we brought the baby home from tha lospital, and he showed us how to change a diaper. And what about the good old days when three were trying to live as cheaply as one? It was a triumph of leart over commonsense when he bought the bottle of genuine imported French scent for our birthday. The fact that junior picked it up before we had a chance to wear it and poured it down the toilet was entirely immaterial. It was the thought that counted. Besides, we had the best smelling bathroom in Sown. Most important of all though, this is the day to mentally overhaul all his sins, and to be thankful for every one of them. Heaven forbid he; should be perfect! Who would we have to blame when things go wrong? After all, to err is human only if we happen to make the mistake. 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