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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta L i Ann Landers DEAB ANN LANDERS: My husband's brother and his wife came to visit the in-laws who live 30 miles from here. We drove back and forth [our times the first weekend be- cause they weren't up to com- ing to our place. On Sunday, as we were leaving, my sister-in-law an- nounced that she was driving over to my house "tomorrow" to do her laundry. I was flabbergasted. Sure enough, she showed up after I had left for work. My husband had taken' the day off to bike-ride wiUi his brother, so he let her in and Instructed her on how to use the washer- drycr. He said she seemed to understand. Unfortunate- ly she flooded the washer cents in coin and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope with your request to Landers Reader Mail, Chicago Sun-Times, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, III. Foster child returned to natural mother By JUDE TURIC TT really Is a wonder that my sis and I were ever allowed to have pets. Especially after she was caught out by the chicken coop happily squishing baby chicks out of this life and oit to the happy pecking grounds. She believed they were fall- ing asleep after being warm- ed up in her chubby two- year-old hands. But by the time we had become old enough to take a safe interest in pets, we were also fortunate enough to have a stray come our way. She was a mangy, oMick- ed tiling, with a scratchy meow but beguiling manner. A couple of days of being carried 'round the house and fed peanut butter sandwiches perked her up. That spring she began to produce kittens. The only one we ever kept was an extra-big torn. We named him Micki and watch- ed him grow into an over- sized critter who insisted on beating up every cat for miles around. He was blessed once by a visiting priest and eventual- ly grew to be a cat-type Methusela. Before his time was up, he neatly helped put away a nice yellow duck (live) we had won at the fair. TORONTO (CP) The On- tario Supreme Court has ruled that a three-year-old girl be taken from her foster parents and given to her natural mother who has not seen her since in- fancy. Mr. Justice W. A. Donohue awarded custody of the child Tuesday to Jane Louise Moores, 38, of nearby Bramalea. "She is entitled to have her child, and the child is entitled to have its Mr. Justice Donohue said. Evidence given in the case re- vealed Mrs. Moores is sepa- rated from her husband, that the husband was not the father of the child, that she hadn't wanted to have the baby, and that she gave the child to friends to raise. The judge also heard that the friends, Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Feldstein of Toronto, have been kind foster parents who, raised the child, named Carrie, as their own. However, the judge followed precedents established in three Supreme Court of Canada cases VON home care discussed at meet involving natural parents who her husband there in 1968 be- decided to regain custody of cause of his alcoholism. He their children before an adop- came to Toronto for treatment lion order had been made. and boarded with the Felds- PARENTS HAVE BIGHT teilis. Mr. Justice O'Donohue said Mrs. Moore came to Toronto Although sis and I had al- ways thought in terms of blue and pink ducks, the yellow one was. a welcome addition to the house as far as we were concerned. The two cats however, were not as enthused and quickly devised a plan to get into the duck's cardboard quarters and indulged in light lunch. They also made short work of a nice pair of goldfish wa had bought one Saturday. After the cats' demise, we followed up by getting anoth- er pet and dubbed him Tiki. He made the mistake of en- gaging a passing car in paw- to-tire combat; and lost. Next in the line of succes- sors was Tseine, who lasted but a short time before de- veloping an unfortunate and fatal disease. The throne Is currently ruled by one whose faults are many and varied; but bear- able to a point. As yet, he hasn't eaten any goldfish, .ducks, or attacked the feline next door; but has worked his way up from mi- nor transgressions to almost major ones. He must feel pretty self- assured about his position in the family, as no matter how often he's chastised he bounces back to bis sinful ways. One day, he'U find himself on the outside looking in. ana of town Joe Grler, formerly of Fort Macleod and now living in Cal- The Victorian Order of Nurses "has provided 17 years of service in Lethbridge, and years in said Islay Arnold, who was re-e'.eeted presi- dent of the board at last night's annual meeting. Nurse-in-charge Taraoe Hir- onaka reported the VON paid visits in the past year, a decrease of 980 calls from the previous year, although there are now three full-time nurses on staff. The Lethbridge branch oper- ates within a 15-mile radius of the city and treats patients re- gardless of age, condition, time of day and financial circum- stances, said Miss Hironaka. Patients are charged accord- ing to their ability to pay, but the regular fee for the service h'as risen from. to per visit. Featured speaker at the meeting was Eleanor Campbell nurse administrator for the Cal- gary Hospital Extension Pro- must also "be adequate." The program consists of three basic services visiting nurs- ing, physiotherapy and super- vised homemakiiLg. Drugs, dressings, a medical labora- tory, medical transportation, social services and other assis- tance is offered. Miss Campbell projected 250 >atients would have been treat- id during the year ending Uarch 31. Seventy per cent of is patients were women, and he average length of treat- ment was 40.6 days. Patients' ages ranged from months to 93 years, but more per cent- were 65 or "It's been taken care of by that nice gentleman next BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE "A MEASURE fOR QUAUTY BY THE YARD" Specializing in Fabrics, Drapery, and Sewing Needs Centra Village Mall Phone 328-4536 CHOW MEIN SUPPER and BAZAAR SATURDAY MARCH 3 4-7 P.M. HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 FORESTRY AVE. per plate lan 40 Ider. gram, a honia care project op- erated by the VON. The home care program was nitiated in this country in Mon in 1950, said Miss Camp- jell, and since that time var ous other unassociated pro- rams have sprung up acros 10 country. "In the general overview, he said, "three characteristic emerge in all programs. These are central administra ion, co-ordinated service in th indent's own home, and the us of a health care team. The hospital still provide concentrated nursing care and medical skill, she said, but the single most important facto which has turned attention back to the home, "is money. "Another important factor is that more households are com- petent fo support a according to Miss Campbell. The Calgary operation Was established by the provincial government as a pilot proiect, almost three yeiivj ago. It is administered by the VOX and funded by the government. The community based pro- gram aims at caring for select- ed patients in their own homes with selective services provid- ed. To qualify, Miss Campbell ex- plained, a patient must be un- der the care of a physician, have a medical condition which can be treated adequately in the home, and by using the ser- vices of a nurse, physiothera- pist of hbmemakcr, free a hos- pital bed. The home situation Cost of home care, she said, is generally anywhere betweer 0 and 15 per cent of the per dieum hospital care. Furthermore, human4tarfan ispects of this type of program must not be overlooked, she said. "This type of service is appropriate for a certain type of patient It can expedite recovery, re- duce the cost of illness, short en Iwspital stay and reduce th need for more beds. "It involves hard work anc Miss Campbell concluded, "but gives a good deal of satisfaction in the real parents have a right her son in January, 19G9, custody "unless through for a reconciliation with act, conduct or husband. affecting them it is evident thereafter, Mr. Jus- the welfare of the child Donohue said in his ruling, that the fundamental became pregnant but be her husband was not the The Feldsteins said they of the child. trying to decide whether to fact it appears that the peal the was greatly upset i "I don't think we'd win, this and berated the plan- Feldstein, 35, said. "We (Mrs. Moores) to the point know what we'll she entertained the idea Mrs. Feldstein, 40, an abortion." "we're her mommy and consulted a physician arid "She doesn't know any psychiatrists but her hus- would not give his consent The Feldsteins said they required at the time. not know when Carrie Moores said she agreed be taken from leave the baby in the care of Mrs. Moores, a nurse Feldsteins. They visited a wants Carrie to live with to sign papers dealing and her 13-year-old son, said the Feldsteins having cus- her court victory: "I'm lawyer later testified he SEPARATED IN to both women that Mrs. Moore, raised in consent form was not le- oundland, had separated binding. calendar of local happening} 1 it Unhooked, the drug film School, 24th St, and sented by Teen Challenge, Ave. S. Everyone wel- be shown at p.m. at the General Stewart Corvette Cresc. Anne Campbell Singers The Lethbridge and District Oldtimers' Pemmican Club will be open from to p.m. Friday. A social evening will be held including instruc-1 tion on old-time dance steps, 8 followed by refreshments leave for the Calgary tap-ng session Friday at a.m. from the civic centre. Girls may wear casual clothes, aix are reminded a large lunch is necessary. Chapcroncs are Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Irene members and guests in 1 ance. This will be a bi-weekly n affair until further notice. Midnight Squares wil lold a regular dance Friday e s The Lethbridge Old Time e Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday at p.m. at p.m. in the Fort Mac leod elementary school. Roum dance practice at 8 p.m. Worn en are asked to please brin 5-t- i box lunch and cups. Every one welcome. The Lethbridge Handicapped Lethbridge YWCA realizes surplus Golden Mile Senior Citizen's Centre Next week: Monday: Keep fit a.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Old time dancing 2 p.m. Thursday: Bridge tournament p.m. Cash prizes. Saturday: Daffodil tea and bazaar from 2 to p.m. Bake sale and while elephant table will be featured. Tickets are 50 cents each. Door prize. Noteworthy: The centre has a list of work- ers who are willing to work as home helpers for a few days at a time in case of an emer- gency, No heavy housework. Om FnirtUu the original an It it t'Ml paper. Society a month] A surplus of approximately highlighted the financial report presented at last even- ing's 23rd annual meeting of the Lethbridge Young Christian Women's Association. It was noted that the New- to-You Shop lent a helping hand to the total income of the YWCA, with being realiz- ed as a result of sales. Mrs. Allister Findlay, who served as president of the or- ganization for the past three years, was succeeded by Mrs. Myma Christie. Other officers named for the coming term include Mrs. W. O. Haufe, vice-president; Mrs. Peter Slattery, vice-president; Mrs. Gerald Kozub, secretary and Mrs. A. W. Findlay, treas- urer. Elected to serve on the board of directors for a three-year term were, Mrs. S. A, Ashmead, R. Kasting and Mrs. C. Stewart. Nominated to serve for a one- ear term are Mrs R, J. Fair- ield, Mrs. A. W. Findlay, Mrs Flaa; Mrs. D. Jensen, Mrs. J. Shorthouse and Mrs. C. D. Ste- vart. Following greetings from the city, brought by Mrs. Vera Ferguson, the president's re- was given by Mrs Find lay. i She extended her thanks to all in the community who had helped to make the past year successful one, and to those staff members who had given their support and co-operatio to the running of YW programs Mrs. Findlay added that dur ir.g the past year, "housin has been a special concern for the YWCA." Improvements have been made to the interior of the resi- the community being taken into Uie scope of the YW. In appreciation of her many years of service, Mrs. FinoUay was presented with a gift by the incoming president. Feature speaker for the even- ing was Gordon Colledge, infor- mation officer for the LCC, who discussed his early years in the broadcasting Industry. It was noted that Mr. Col- ledge's presence marked a milestone for the organization, as he was the first man to be invited to speak at such a meeting of the membership. The YWCA is United Ap- peal agency, whose primary in- terest is to serve the special needs of women and girls, and to channel its efforts and es- tablish priorities to that pur- pose. CUPID STRIKES MONEVIDEO, Uruguay !AP) Merchant seaman Gott- fried Brinkman went ashore on a Friday to buy a shawl for his mother and was so smitten by :he salesgirl that he married iier on Monday. Her girl-friend and one of Brinkman's ship- mates, who met at a prenuptia! party, also decided to splice- but a bit later. meeting Friday at p.m. in the Moose Hall. There will be no transportation provided fo this meeting. Parents without Partners will hold a get acquainted evening Friday at p.m. at Imman- uel Lutheran Church, 6th Ave. and 18th St. S. There will be no speaker for this occasion. The Bridge City Toastmis- tress Club will hold its charter night at p.m. Saturday at Ericksen's Family Restaurant Wilf Downs, general manager of tlie Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, will present the charter, and Mrs. Lavaun Brit- tain of Shelby, Mont., will be featured speaker. dence through co-operation with the Priority Employment Pro- gram, the Lethbridge Commun- ity College and charitable dona- tions from individuals. She said many programs had BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 ISIh St. "C" N, Fri., Mar. 2nd Starts or p.m. Doors Open at p.m. 5 Cards for GO1D CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4lh, 8th end 12lh GamM In 7 Numbers or lets WORTH in 54 Sorry No Ona Under T6 Year, of Ase Allow.ct JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 1st Sponiored by LadieV Aid of Si. and Sr. Paul'j Church STARTS P.M. 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