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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta .Frldoy, March t, 1973 - THE IETHBRIDQI HCRAID - 19 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: You've helped waitresses, salespeople, firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, homosexuals, kleptomaniacs avid meter readers. Will you please say a word to help those of us who drive school buses? How I wish every parent whose child rides a school bus could spend just one day with me. My major goal is to get their children to their destinations safely. Do you know how difficult this is when dozens of kids are screaming and fighting, knocking each other off the seats and sometimes falling on the driver? DEAR ANN LANDERS: I was deeply disappointed in your biased, vindictive statement that some ego - hungry males equate a large family with virility and masculinity. Your hypothesis is lacking in reality. Don't you know, Ann, that a great many women are also insecure and ego-hungry? They need to produce a large family in order to prove their femininity-not to mention adequacy. And don't forget the over- It is not easy to maneuver a bus these days, what with traffic jams, slopping to let some children off and others on -all the while keeping an eye open for those who insist on running in front of the bus, even though I've asked them dozens of times not to. Please, Ann, print my letter and suggest that parents discuss my complaints with their children at breakfast or dinner tonight and ask them if they are among the troublemakers. -J.S. DEAR J.S.: Here's your letter. I'll bet it does some good. But T can't imagine any kid admitting he is a troublemaker. Can you? weight ladies who find it easier to hide their rolls of fat under a maternity dress than control their mouths and go on a diet. Just sign me -A Friend Of Yours From Eau Claire Dear Friend In Eau Claire: You have a point and I wouldn't for one moment deny it. But at least we agree on one thing. Extremely large families in this day and age are often a sign that somebody feels the need to prove something. |||^^SH|':'^ Judith Hill memorial fund !�/ provides nursing scholarship DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our daughter and her husband moved into a small apartment that looks and smells like a zoo. They have five tropical fish tanks in the living room, a cage full of African desert rats and two hunting dogs that have the run of the place. I'm afraid this is only the beginning because they just can't resist stray animals, soon they will have the place full of cats and skunks and whatever else they decide "needs a home." "Well," you might say, "that's THEIR problem;' True, but it has also become my problem because our daughter keeps inviting her dad and me to dinner and I can't stand going into the place, let alone eating a meal there. It is filthy and stinks to high heaven. I wouldn't be able to swallow a bite. Worse yet, I do not trust myself to keep my big mouth shut. I'm running out of excuses. Hurry your advice. - Utah Dill Emma DEAR DILLY: You don't need an excuse. All you need is the gumption to state the facts. Tell your daughter the animal odors in her apartment kill your appetite. Make it clear that you are not being critical, that it's her home and she can keep pigs in the kitchen if she wants to, but until they get a larger place, you'd appreciate it if they'd come to your house. Judith Hill and friend A memorial scholarship fund has been started in England and Mahone, N.S., in honor of Judith Hill, the English-born nurse who died in an airplane crash Nov. 8 during a mercy flight in the Northwest Territories. Miss Hill is shown holding a baby at a hospital in Devonshire, England, prior to arriving in Canada._^ Abortions creating problems LONDON (Reuter) - Worldwide studies show that abortion seriously increases the risk to children born subsequently, two British researchers reported. Despite this, there Is evidence that increasing numbers of unmarried women are shunning contraceptive devices and relying on. more liberal abortion laws instead. It was estimated that more than half the women seeking abortion had not used any method of contraception. The report, prepared by Ar- thur Wynn, a former chief scientific officer in the British government service, and his wife, Margaret, was issued by a London group" called the Foundation for Education and Research in Child-bearing. The report says: "Evidence from a number of countries shows a doubling of perinatal mortality rates still births and deaths in the first week of life following the liberalization of abortion; a 40-percent increase in prem a t u r e births; a 100- to 150-per-cent increase in extrauterine pregnancies highly dangerous for the mother and usually fatal for the child; a four - fold increase in pelvic inflammatory conditions, menstrual and other disorders, and an increase in sterility." The report noted that in the six years following liberalization of abortion in Japan, the number of births fell by 37 per cent while the infant death rate from congenital malformations rose by 43 per' cent. MAHONE BAY, N.S. fCP)- I A friend of Judith Hill, the British nurse who was killed in the crash of a mercy plane en route to Yellowknife, N.W.T., Nov. 8, has announced that a memorial fund has been set up in Miss Hills name to establish travelling scholarships for nurses. Miss Hill was killed in the crash and her two Eskimo patients died afterward. Pilot Marten Hartwell survived 32 days at the Arctic crash site in sub-zero temperatures before being rescued. Dr. Andrew Watson of Mahone Bay said in an interview that the fund was begun by 12 Devonshire men in the market town of Kingsbridge, England, .where Miss Hill was born and raised. The money will be used as a continuing scholarship to enable two English and Canadian nurses to exchange jobs for perhaps one year. A Canadian branch of the fund has been opened at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay, where Miss Hill first stayed with Dr. and Mrs. Watson when she caime to Canada in 1970. Dr. Watson and his wife had known Miss Hill at Kingsbridge and at Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where she trained, and she came to Canada partly as the result of their persuasion. COULD SING WELL She stayed with the Watsons at Mahone Bay for her first month in Canada, then started work at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg, N.S., where she was known to patients and staff as a lively, bright girl with a beautiful singing voice. After a trip to Mexico, she worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal, then took a northern nursing course in Edmonton before taking her final posting at Spence Bay in the Arctic about a year ago. "She loved it up there and she had decided to stay in Canada," Dr. Watson said. Dr. Watson said Miss Hill's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hill, are "nice, ordinary English people." Her father is town clerk of Kingsbridge and her mother was formerly the matron of the hospital in the town of about 4,000. They have been in seclusion since the inquest into the deaths, which ended in Yellow-knife Saturday. Dr. Watson said he was in England at his parents' home in Kingsbridge while the plane was still missing and during that time had called regularly on Mr. and Mrs. Hill. Dr. Watson said that Miss Hill's family and friends have hopes that some good could come of all the suffering. He said they hope the radio beacons in northern areas will be strengthened and that the nursing stations will be equipped with good high-frequency radios. Teen-aged girl umvanted by rich parents, relatives PROVIDENCE, R. I.