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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, June 17, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -19 4Birth control lesser of two evils for minors' C'ALGARY (CP) Choosing the lesser of two evils was why Dr. Carolyn Pelletier of Guelph, Ont., said on the weekend that she has often prescribed birth control devices for minors. Dr. Pelietier, director of Planned Parenthood Guelph Birth Control Clinic, told the annual meeting of the Family Planning Federation of Canada that under the law she could have been charged with contributing to juvenile delinquency. "I don't like doing it, but I'm forced into it. It simply bothers me too much to let them go because I know if I don't help them, they'll come back in a few months pregnant and ask me for an abortion." Dr. Peiietier was one of several speakers on the first day of the three day conference. More than 150 delegates attended workshops on topics ranging from teenager problems to sexuality, the aged and the handicapped. Grass roots volunteer family planning clinics are booming across the country, delegates reported. Dr. Pelletier said the main reasons for this seem to be that young people want people to talk to in confidence. They rarely get this confidence from family doctors or parents. Dr. Marion Powell, director of the population unit of the- University of Toronto School of Hygiene, said she finds it difficult to advise her own children on sexualtiy. "We're too emotionally involved in the whole thing. I think teenagers need a surrogate parent to tell them about sexuality." Dr. Powell, author of a Toronto newspaper column on sexuality and young people, said she receives about 400 letters each week from teenagers who are "desperate for information." It is unfortunate that they don't feel comfortable enough to go to school nurses, counsellors or parents. She said often girls start looking for help only when they are pregnant. Dr. Powell said she also believes in sex among senior citizens. Society has wrongly held that old people are so fragile that "either we or they themselves don't give themselves a chance." Calgary youth receives nuclear heart pacemaker Eight-year-old Scamp. Love is Barb Hop! sharing a popsicle shares her treat after school with her doa CALGARY (CP) The thought of having his chest cut open every two or three years to renew a lease on life was too much for 11-year-old Bradley Johnson or anyone else. Bradley, son of Ole and Marge Johnson of Calgary, was born with a defect in his heart's electrical conductivity system which slows his unassisted pulse rate to between 35 and 40 beats per minute. This is where a heart pacemaker comes in to help restore the pulse rate to about 72 beats per minute. Conventional, battery- powered pacemakers need to be replaced every two or three years. That depressed young Bradley, his mother said. This week. Bradley became the youngest Canadian to receive a nuclear heart pacemaker. Powered by an aspirin-sized radioactive plutonium 238. it weighs six ounces and has an estimated life of 10 years. "Having the nuclear pacemaker put in is just like a load off his Mrs. Johnson said. "Hp won't have to worry about another operation for eight years at least." The nuclear pacemaker, developed in the late 1960s, was first installed in a French woman in 1970. Since then. North Lethbridge Child Development Centre North Lethbridge Child Development Centre is accepting applications for registration of children aged 2 to 5 years for a full-day (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) child development program. The cost of this service will be based on one's ability to pay. For further information contact: The Centre for Personal and Community Development, week- days at 327-5724. The closing date for application acceptance is July 15th. 1974. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes 'She went upstairs to get into something rnore com- fortable she went to bed." a Academy Awards n Acrobatic Shows c Advance Polls a Afternoon Teas Alpine Club Meetings D Amateur Theatre D Anniversary Dinners Aptitude Tests z Arbitration Meetings Art Shows Arts Group Meetings Association Meetings 3 Auditions c Auto Shows Auctions Author Introductions Bake Sales Banjo Parties -3 Barbershop Quartet Contests Battalion Reunions Bridge Tournaments Beauty Contests Beekeepers Conferences Benefit Dinners Bingos Birthday Parties i- Board Meetings BO'.vnng Dinner? Bon Voyage Patties Boxing Exhibitions r Brains Trusts Shows Camera Sho-.vs Celebrations Ceremonies Chess Contests Choral Society Me Christmas Parties Gathering Class reu'iions Clinics t.le-rlmgs Crusarir-s Curling Dinnprs Debate? Plan something unconventional at Calgary's Convention Centre Glee Club Meetings Graduation Ceremonies Grey Cup Parties Golden Age Dinners Golden Weddings Hairdressing Demonstrations Home Shows Hogmanay Celebrations Inaugurations Informal Luncheons Jamborees Jitterbug Contests Kinsmen. Ki'.van: Meetings Land Saies Seminars Leadership Seminars Lectures Lodae Meetings Whatever event you're planning, we have the space to make it special. Whether it's a big banquet or a private party, an exclusive exhibition or a regional rally. We oiler superb catering, loo by the Four Sea- sons Hotel, one of Canada's leading hoteliers. You don't have to be conventional to use the Calgary Convention Centre. Calgary Convention Centre fan Club Mc-r- fslhpr S Son t ff.s.lwan f ratr-tnily Gflthfi >q.-. F ilm Fu'rniijrr of Ihr- Cl'j irasr vvJ I am r i-irirnm-j i PRIVAlf fil M 'PI I. WEDpilWi'i i "I 1 PALLV Hospital board adopts new staff pay system CALGARY (CP) The Calgary General Hospital Board voted last week to adopt a new staff classification system that would eliminate all pay discrimination on the basis of sex. "The system we now use is obsolete and reflects the social situation of 1955." Hospital Administrator Edward Knight told the board. The first step of the reclassification will involve staff belonging to the Canadian Union of Public Employees and will be arrived at after consultation with the union. The hospital currently employs 1.750 people and has them divided into 300 job categories. It's just become too complicated to handle." Mr. Knight said. "Although the main reason for reclassifiaction is to eliminate discrimination it will also serve to eliminate a lot of unnecessary job divisions." The new system will be based on a point system so that anyone who fills the job's requirements "will be eligible for it." regardless of sex. However, he said there will still be some jobs that wii! have to be filled by men and some by women, such as male orderlies for male patients and vice versa. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: 1 know you have a lot of men readers this is one letter they won't be interested in. but please print it anyway tor Uie millions of women who will secretly bless you. I need to know what to do about recipe thieves. Jesse James did it with a gun. Brassy (fames do it with flattery and pressure. I am a .counnet rook. Most of my recipes are the result of experimentation and dogged striving lor perfection. What can be done, about quests who literally demand a recipe right on the spot, as well as "those who telephone (he following day. with pencil and paper in hand, lo "take it ill Usually 1 give in. aHcr .'trading a promise that it will never be given (o anyone. Later i learn my recipe has been passed around town to live- others. Imagine my surprise when 1 found Uvo of my original creations in the Church Auxiliary Cook Book' Am I selfish lo feel lhal my culinary achievements are minr and mine alone and no one should beat them out of In Pasaic Dear Pestered: Why blame vour Irionds when lhe fault lies vouT' "Sorry, no." are two rrspedaWo words, ami li you don't wish lo give ;a renpe. you should say so. I've asked ior recipes invseH and found that most women are Haltered 1o share Ihrm. I've also been told. "Sorry, no." and 3 accept that answer arid think rione the less oi the woman who would prefer 1o keep her recipe to herself Dear Ann 1-andrrs: Is it possible for a person lo pive himself the hiccups just Jo attract attention'' 1 always thought the hiccups was something you had no control over iliko a sneeze', but there's this certain dude who manages to get the hiccups whenever lie's a! a party or in a movie, or during study period when it's very quiet. Of course, everybody laughs when he hies and he's the centre of attention. 1 used to think it was an act and the hiccups were faked, but now I'm sure they arc real. My question is. can a person give himself real hiccups at will'.' Mrs. Sherlock Holmes Dear .Mrs. Holmes: No! everyone can. but some people are able to do it. 1 s u s p e c t h i s d u d e h a s practiced "iil he has it down to a science. Too bad he feels he has so little going for him tha! he has to resort to this gimmick Dear Ann Landers: I married a divorced man who had vaseclomy three years ago in a last-ditch effort Jo save his marriage. His wife had three children and she didn't want more The physician told Barney 1h 1h e operation is sometimes, reversible and he'd try to perform the surgerv so thai lie jrnehl possibly be changed back, if Barney and 5ns wife should later tSeoide to have more children. Well, now we are dying for a baby of our own and the doctor who did the vaseclomy has left the country, ponnancntly Should Barney go to another doctor or is it hopeless'11 trust .this letter will serve as a lesson 1n all males who consider this method of birth control. What's your answer. Heartsick And Childless Dear H.: Barney ought to check with another physician 1 can tell you. however, that every surgeon 1 have talked to snys a must be considered p r r m a ri e n 1 more than 650 such implants have been conducted in 23 countries. Bradley was the 12th Canadian to have a nuclear pacemaker. The high cost of the nuclear device compared to for a battery pacemaker necessitates careful selection in its use. said Jack Ide. territory manager for Medtronic of Canada Ltd.. the onlv licensed manufacturer of pacemakers in Canada. "Because the taxpayer pays for the pacemakers, certain criteria for their application have to be met. The best candidate for a nuclear pacemaker is a younger patient facing a lifetime of heart pacing." Bradley's operation was performed at Holy Cross Hospital by Ur. George E. Miller. SUMMER SALEl Prices Effective June 17th to 29th APPLIANCES Oster-Filtro Super Grill 0147 Suggested Retail 26.98 B Sale Price................... Sale Price BABY NEEDS Johnsons Baby Oil 9 oz. Sale Price DEODORANTS Desert Flower Cream Deodorant Suggested Retail 1-79 Sale Price............... 1 19 FEMININE HYGIENE Johnsons Carefree Tampons 1 Ron anri 69 eg. and Super. Sale Price HOUSEHOLD All Purpose Spray Clean 99 nipp.ner. 32 oz. Sale Price 0 House and Garden Raid 15.S oz. insect Sorav. Sale Price 1 49 MISCELLANEOUS Sudden Tan Coppertone 1 OZ. Mother Goose Coloring Books 4 and Crayola Crayons Price Value 3.39 SHAMPOO Lander Cieo Shampoo 32 oz Eaa Herbal Ssissm ftalr. Pnr.f- LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT 326 6th Street South We Rese ibs ftigh! to Limii ;