Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Freda Palteil to co-ordinate status report By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA (CP) - Freda Pal-tiel has the demanding job of co-ordinating the federal government's examination of the report of the royal commission on the status of women. But Mrs. Paltiel, who speaks modestly of her accomplishments, says she is only part of a team of people looking at the report and that her opinions on women's status are personal. Neither Mrs. Paltiel nor any other source was able to say what sort of timetable exists for producing results on the commission recommendations. The wife of Khayyam Paltiel, a professor of political science at Carleton University, Mrs. Paltiel, 46, is the mother of two girls and two boys ranging in age from 13 to 20. Born in Montreal, she has three university degrees, numerous research papers and years of work experience to her credit. She speafes reluctantly of her new tasks "because it's up to the prime minister to make any announcements," but her background as a social scientist and family woman should fit her for them well. MOVED FROM HEALTH She was seconded from the federal health department where she was a senior researcher and moved to the Privy Council offices-the cabinet secretariat. She is to act as the coordinating link for an interdepartmental committee studying the commission's report, released last December, and ways of implementing recommendations aimed at the federal level. Mrs. Paltiel will have to ensure that none of the many recommendations directed to the federal government will be overlooked in the study. Wednesday, March 3, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 17 EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS - Every drop of blood which Margaret Roth, back, and Deborah Myers front gives, helps the Red Cross obtain its March quota of blood - 900 pints. Every little bit of help received by Mrs. Ivy Joevenazzo, standing left, and Mrs. Margaret Spicer, right, St. John Ambulance Brigade volunteers, will also make the task a little lighter. The St. John Brigade is also p resently offering home-nursing courses at its new headquarters, 1205 3 Ave. S. Retarded children need normal care TORONTO (CP) - Retarded children are people first, retarded second, a psychologist told a conference on retardation. If they are treated as much as possible like normal children, they will benefit just as much from environmental stimulation, Simone Lebrun told the third annual conference of the Metropolitan Association for the Mentally Retarded. Miss Leburn, a consulting psychologist with the association, said the parents of retarded children must'join parents of normal children in a move toward resuming the role of teacher. She said that until recently the high dependence on professionals forced most parents back to their "nurturing and protective roles," the roles no Serve up the pancakes Pouron the Rogers'! ROGERS' PANCAKE SYRUP with the golden flavor of cane-sugar syrup! And also take home ROGERS' GOLDEN SYRUP in the tin or handy plastic container. For a free ROGERS' RECIPE BOOK, write: B.C. Sugar Refining Co. Ltd., Rogers Street, Vancouver, B.C. one else can fill. But to fight modern-day alienation they are beginning to give up their over-reliance on professionals. Miss Lebrun explained that physiological and anatomical impairments are only "Events" contributing to the limited behavior of the retarded. CONTACTS COUNT Their behavior repertoire always will be limited, she said, but "Just as with all individuals" the retarded child's development will be determined by the quantity and quality of his contacts with his environment. "Social interactions should be encouraged by fostering contacts with other children and with the family, by teaching age-relevant activities and by discouraging inappropriate mannerisms. "Like any other child the retarded child should be taught to make decisions and to take appropriate responsibilities and duties within the family unit and for himself.'' He should be stimulated with conversation, even though he may not at first respond, and he should be introduced to such concepts as "same and different, colors, size, shapes, numbers, made of." "Attention should always be paid to relevant responses and not to the inappropriate and attention-getting behaviors." MAY HAVE FEARS Miss Lebrun said the parents of retarded children may fear "their self-reflection in the imperfection of the child," particularly if told the child must always remain dependent. "The child who must remain marginal to society is also in some way bound to remain marginal to his own family. S'uch a process can only increase alienation and brings with it a temptation to decrease even further the teaching relationship of the family with the child. "This possibility is what we must, avoid now that we are armed with a new knowledge of the importance of environmental contacts for the retarded child." *$n, and out Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, recently held a recipe party, at the home of Mrs. Roni Hermanutz, at which members and guests dressed as their favorite food. Special guests for the evening were: Mrs. Carol Gore-wich, Mrs. Donna Thacker, Mrs. Ruth Nelson, Mrs. Caron Moss, Mrs. Beverlee Park, and Mrs. Kathi Zezulka. Favourite recipes of Tau members were compiled in a booklet and were presented to each guest. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Please don't think I'm crazy. I need your help. I'm a girl 15, medium height, and I wear a size nine shoes. Is there a medicine that will shrink feet-or an operation that might help? I've heard of tall people being made shorter through surgery. I am willing to go through anything to have normal size feet. Whenever I go to buy shoes the clerk shakes his head and brings out the plainest looking clodhoppers you can imagine. I'm so ashamed of the way my feet look, I could die. To make matters worse, I am still growing, If my feet get much bigger, I'll have to wear gunboats. Please suggest something. I am-Desperate In Maine DEAR MAINE: A doctor can't shorten your feet. But size nine is nothing to get unglued about so stop worrying. I suggest that you take a stroll through an orthopedic hospital or a ward for handicapped children. You'll come out thanking God for two feet that can take you wherever you want to go. * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: Recently you printed a letter from an 18-year-old boy who signed himself, "Gay But Not Happy." You gave him the right advice and I hope he listens to you. I speak from experience. I knew I was a homosexual but was convinced that if I married I would be able to lead a straight life. In all innocence I married a lesbian who was playing the same game. She didn't know about me and I didn't know about her. If it weren't so tragic it might have been funny. The marriage lasted all of six months. She went back to her girl friend and I went back to my gay pals. Three years later I married again. This time I chose a heterosexual woman. She said she loved me and didn't care about anything else. We had companionship but no sex life to speak of. I realize now I should not have tried to fool the world, or myself. I should have had therapy and learned how to live with the problem. I feel like a heel for having married this woman. She is a fine person and says she is willing to "settle," but I have done her a grave injustice. Please print my letter for those for whom it may not be too late.-Masquerade DEAR MASQUERADE: Thanks for writing. And now a word about your wife. Don't feel too guilty. 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