Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
40-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Wednewley, June Handicapped enter mainstream of life CALGARY (CP) For the first time in her life, Alice is living alone in an apartment-if you don't include her cat, two birds and four goldfish. She is helping to destroy the myth that mentally handicapped adults are illiterate, untrainable and totally dependent people. Her success is enabling others to receive the education and guidance necessary to make them productive, responsible members of the community. An articulate 33-year-old, Alice (a name used to preserve her anonymity) is working in a toy factory for what she considers "good wages." A number of mentally handicapped adults now are working in Calgary, earning regular wages and living independently. Instead of being protected in an institution, they are allowed to make their own decisions and their own mistakes. Alice lived almost three years in an institution in Red Deer, after spending most of her adolescence in hospital. She had a serious behavior problem but is only mildly men- tally handicapped. She decided to enter the course at the Voca- tional Research and Rehabilitation Institute (VRRI) in Calgary because "I thought I needed the chance to make a person of myself." The VRRI gives retarded adults an opportunity to learn general work skills and residential living. When a trainee mas- ters one skill, he is introduced to another until he is capable of finding a job in the community and living by himself or in a group home. 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Most of those tins were opened long ago and the chocolates eaten, but Mrs. Grace Taylor, 89, of Oshawa, still has the tin and chocolates her late husband received from the Queen. Her husband, Pte. Arthur Taylor, was convalescing in a South African hospital when they were handed out and though he opened the box, he never ate the chocolates. "The soldiers in South Africa just worshipped the said Mrs. Taylor, in an interview explaining why her husband had the tin framed and hung on a wall. "When I was a little girl, and he would show us the tin, I could never understand why he hadn't eaten the added, Mrs. Eva Thome, Mrs. Taylor's daughter. The 74-year-old chocolates, now white with age, are still packed in the tin, which has a THE BETTER HALF picture of the Queen on the lid, the royal coat of arms, and an inscription, "I wish you a happy New with the Queen's signature, and the Africa 1900." Arthur Taylor, then a 17- year-old Londoner, joined the Rifle Brigade in 1892. He served under General (later Lord) Kitchener at Khartoum in the Sudan, and in South Africa at Belfast Laing Nek and the defence of Ladysmith. The British troops at Lady- smith, blockaded inside the town for six months, were suf- fering from malnutrition when finally relieved. This led to Pte. Taylor's stay in the hospital where he received his chocolates. Pte. Taylor came to Canada in 1913 and worked at a variety of jobs. He came to Oshawa with his wife and his daughter's family in 1962, and died here in 1964. Mrs. Taylor says she was reminded of her late husband's untouched box of chocolates after reading a small item about Queen Victoria's 1900 gesture in a recent issue of The Times. By Barnes "Mr. Parker, it seems that you have been saying 'Yes, to quite a few 'No, Nos' on the dinner table." 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Now she makes good money for spending five hours wining and dining in the company of insurance executives, publish- ers, investment analysts, engineers and industrial designers. Sue got the job after reading an article about the escort business and making an appointment for an interview. "I walked in, she read a list of instructions, and asked when I could she said. MUST BE UNMARRIED The only rigid requirement for a hostess is that she must be unmarried. But Sue is also attractive, intelligent, well-spoken and "older." She's 27. And she is genuinely inter- ested in people and believes that everyone has something to offer. Each hostess is given a list of regulations concerning behavior and dress. These include such directions as: Alcohol must be consumed in moderation: clothing must be immaculate; she may not give to the client her telephone number or address or place of work; the evening must end at 1 a.m. Generally, Sue finds the clients to be intelligent, ex- tremely successful, young businessmen who are alone in Toronto and just want companionship. Clients pay up to not to spend the evening alone. The agency gets the hostess gets and dinner with dnnks can cost as much as The client usually also pays Sue's cab fare. The main hazard is that clients often develop a feeling of involvement with Sue, having spent five hours talking to her in depth about their personal problems and aspirations. "My natural warmth is interpreted as something more than it really she said. Thief takes youngster's leg braces LOS ANGELES (AP) A three-year-old girl, crippled by a birth defect, has lost her only means to walk. A thief stole a case containing her crutches "and leg braces. Lupe Manjerrez was fitted with the braces last Christ- mas and had been walking in them until they were stolen last month. Lupe's therapist. Tina Na- varrete. of the Los Angeles County Crippled Children's Service, said that the thief had retarded the girl's progress. "It's set us back by at least a month in helping her get used to the braces." Miss Navarrette said. Lupe suffers from spina Bi- has no feeling or muscle tone below her waist. The braces ex- tended from her waist to her ankles. "I think that after someone took them, they saw that they couldn't use them and just threw them away." said Maria Elazar Manjerrez. the girl's mother. "And is a lot of money. We can't just go buy more." Miss Navarrete said Lupe will never be cured. "It's something she'll al- ways have to cope with, but the braces really make a dif- she said. "They gave her some independence, and whoever stole them, well, it was a terrible thing to do." Equal rights NIAGARA FALLS. Ont.