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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBR1DGI HERAlD-Solurdoy, Morcti 11, 1972 I family by MAUREEN JAMIESON 1JAVI-; you over been known to scoot across the street in the snow, without your hoots? Did you ever dive into a swimming pool without dunking a toe in first to see how cold it WHS? On you try out new recipes on visitors? What I'm trying to say is do you like to live dangerously? If you do, you'd really gel a kick out of living on our block over on Scenic Drive. It's getting to the point where none of us knows from one day to the next when we'll get a carload of company right through the living room window. Only a few months ago a car ran berserk, leaped over the curb, and viciously attacked the picture window belonging to a neighbor four or five doors to the (the left, And just this week an angry station wagon plow- ed up the front lawn of my next-door neighbor, bull- dozed her pine tree, and flattened the wall of her living room. Even ordinarily, that Isn't the sort of tiling you usually brush off with a polite laugh and a casual attempt at savoir faire, like "it's really not impor- tant." But to add to her trauma, my neighbor, no longer rearing sticky-fingered little kids, had gone on a big refurbishing spree around Christinas time. As you can imagine, she didn't exactly dance for joy as she surveyed the ruins of her lovely new drapes, thick shag rug, pastel floral furniture and fruihvood tables. There just ain't no justice. Why did that miserable car have to pick on her beautiful French Provincial anyway? Now at our place, we're furnished throughout in an elegantly informal, artistically mismatched Early Childhood motif. And although it is highly unlikely that a car would make any appreciable difference to the actual appearance of the stuff, the insurance company is not to know that. Think of what a glori- ous time I could have had, louring all the furniture stores, with that insurance cheque clutched in my hot little band. Mad cars please note, we're only one door along. Those who can cook. Those who can't, use a can opener. My Willyum has frequently been heard to say that without one, our family would long ago have starved to death, Sometimes, someone within hearing distance will take pity on him, and invite us out to a feast of home made goodies. The only problem is, he's eaten charcoal broiletl hamburger, charcoal boiled potatoes and charcoal fried eggs for so long, he claims he's lost his taste for natural flavored yummies. Unless it's a bit incinerated around the edges, he figures it's just too anemic to be succulent. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A Blackout Bingo played for till won every Saturday plus 7-Number Jackpoli JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for or 25c each (located Next !o No. 1 FirehaM) Nnliomil study criticizes child day care standards OTTAWA (CP) Day care in Canada for pre-school chil- rireti is in limbo, says Dr. James Griptun of Carlolon University's school of social work. fn a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on So- cial Development, he said the standard is far below that of simitar programs elsewhere, including the Soviet Union and China, The national survey of day- care services was federally fi- nanced and shows, lie said, that Canada's existing pro- grams might well be called non-day care. "Abysmal" was his word. Soviet and Chinese programs were rated tops in availuhil- ity, program content, quality of facilities and equipment and staff training. European programs fell short. "We'll have a long, long way lo to really serve the total development needs of Hie said Dr. Gripton, One of the most apparent failings of day care in Canada is its scarcity, the study said. Data collected in 1968 and said that in those years an estimated children enrolled in some type of licensed pre-school program, of them in full-day pro- grams. In (he estimated number of children between infancy ntut seven years in Canada was "It's clear that day care serves only a very small pro- portion of working mothers; only three per cent of (hem bad children enrolled in dill day care." It is (rue, the study re- ported, that enrolments at o increasing. But the factor itself is slow, and while several centres have opened sinco study was done, many have simply cancelled out the clos- ing of others, said Dr. Grip- ton. Another finding was I hat the smaller the community, smaller the chance of finding day care. Canadian communities to accounted fur only two per cent of the day- care centres surveyed, and one-quarter of these commun- ities had no day care at all. The most serious obstacle (o improving day-care programs in Canada is poorly qualified staff, Dr, Gripton said. No province provided suffi- cient government funding of day-care programs, the study said. Only with sufficient capital was there hope of more and better day-care centres. DAY CARE IN LIMBO Dr. James Gripton of Carleton University's school of social work says day care in Canada for pre-school children Is in limbo. The standard is 'far below that of similar programs elsewhere, including the Soviet Union and Chfna, he says. Signs of spring Photo, Elwood Ferguson. AND ABOUT TIME, TOO! It's been a long, long winter, but sharp-eyed Brian Cootes, 1 1 j5 takeway Blvd. has finally come up with one of Ihe first sign's of the new season pussy willow ]n bloom. Upgrade program.s Preschool care By AIAUREEX JAMIESON "An awful lot of women are Family Editor borderline cases. By the time Faith and service add up to success The only standards set for the day care of preschool chil- dren, according to Dr. Barbara Lacey, arc physical. Dr. Lacey, a Ivethbridge phy- sician, is secretary of the re- formed Alberta Asso- ciation for Young Children. Present standards, she said, concern such things as space per child and fire escapes. "There is very litlle laid down about set standards for training personnel and for programs taught to these children." The main aim of the associa- tion "is to bring together all groups'working with young chil- dren in Alberta." Except for kindergartens, said Dr. Lacey, "apart from the li- cence, there is no overseeing" of day care arrangements for children in many areas in Al- berta, including Leihbridgc. "There are now training pro- grams i-tr teachers of preschool she said. Two year courses are being taught in Ed- monton and Calgary. Mi-s, Sheila Campbell, chair- man of the association, is also involved in teaching (he Edmonton course. To help balance the increased cost in some areas, said Dr. Lacey, "a lot of programs are funded by the provincial govern- ment and the city. There is a j sliding scale of fees, depending on income." they have paid the day centre, it is almost worth their while to work." Under these circumstances, many mothers In one parent families found it easier to go OD welfare, she said. "It has also found that very small children, under two, are not very well suited to in- Dr. Lacey said. In Calgary and Edmonton, there is now a family day care program operating in subsidized homes. Two or t h r e B bubies are placed in a supervised home, fees are paid, and a social worker or public health nurse oversees the household to en- sure proper care, she said. The association would like to see (his program extended ro school children, anci "place them with a family in tlic neigli- borhood at lunchtime and after school until the mother conies home." "They are in their own en- vironment, but somebody is looking after she said. "They are not just on their own." A conference will convened this coming Fall to discuss stan- dards, said Dr. Lacey. In the meantime, the associ a t i o n would welcome enquiries from interested persons. By TIIEVA JAN Lcthbridge has been the liome of a Salvation Army citadel ince when Capt. Annie Hurst was appointed the lirsl local commanding officer. Today, there are two men in tlxj position Capt. Annie Hurst once held, Harold Cobb and Capt. Ivan Sayers. Capt. Sayers, in charge of the Army's welfare services, is also part time chaplain for the Lethbridge. Correctional Institu- tion. His workday begins at 9 a.m. and often lasts until 2 a.m. Ihe next morning. Mornings are spent in the po- lice courl, afternoons working in his office ami evenings at Iliu city jail. His sleep is often bro- ken by tlie ringing of a tele- phone; a transient needing food and lodging, or a potential sui- cide. In Capt. Sayers files are the names of over people (he Salvation Army has assLsled here. Capt. Harold Cobb, an or- dained, minister, says, although bis parents were Soldiers, "as far as the ministry is concerned, it was strictly a personal choice." "Two thirds of my time is spent as paslor and about one- thirtt as a public relations says Capt. Cobb. "1 also do a little marriage counselling and guidance selling for unwed mothers." In his own words, "Tho uniqueness of the Army's train- ing prepares its ministers to counsel a man on both spiritual and practical matters." Desides tile church, there are welfare services, the Suicide Prevention Centre, and the Thrift Shop, he said. Tlie church program Includes a junior choir, a boy's club and a League of Mercy." "Our boys' club is not just for the Salva- tion Army kids. We just open up Ihe gym and say 'come on in1." said Capl. Cobb. "The League of Mercy is group of Soldiers who visit shut- ins in nursing homes and hospi- tals. "Who's going to show some real Christian love for these iwople? We try to make thei days a little Cobb said. Funding for the Army's social work comes from several sources, including Ihe United Appeal. Capt. Cobb explained that, "Ihe money that comes in from public sources relates to our public service programs. For example, the total operating budget for 11172 was We asked the Community Chest for This was IMS than 20 per cent of our total budget. Tlie remainder of our money comes from private contribu- tions or donations and from tho Thrift Shop and Christmas Ket- tles." The Salvation Army also raises money by selling their newspaper, The War Cry. Capt. Sayers said. Tho central Idea behind tho 1I.YROLD COBR Tlirift Shop Ls typical of the Salvation Army's philosophy of service. People donate clothes to tlie shop and those clothes are ui turn sold cheaply to those who need them. Buymg the clothes gives a person self res pcct according to Capt. Cobb. The money earn- ed in MILS manner helps feed the hungry. Its practical application ol faith to the modern society con- tributes greatly io the success of the Salvation Army in Leth- bridge, he said. Activities of tha church and welfare services function together for tho cora- muniiy's benefit. This dual idea of faith and servi cc is, pe rl ia ps, best ex pressed by Capt. Sayers, who said, "1 must show someone I care for him, or else how can he believe God cares for HEIP US TO HE1P OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, furniture. Toys, Household Effecl! CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE _________ OR LEAVE AT 412 I si AVE. S. ATTENTION LETHBRIDGE NURSES We want a special kind of We want a nurse con handle jobs. One who can nurse the men of the Canadian Armed Forces and who can accep! the responsibilities of bsing a commissioned officer. It's interesling work. You could travel to bases all across Canada and be employed in ona ofseveral different hospitals. It's challenging. You'll never find yourself in a dull routine. And, In addition, you have the. extra preslige of becoming a commissioned officer when you join us. probably Ihe kind of special person we're looking for. We'd like fo have you wilh THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES CAPT. HEATHER KLEIN an armed forces nurse, will be ot the BRIDGE TOWN HOUSE MOTEL from 4 lo 8 p.m., 15 and 16 Mar., 1972 lo cmswcr questions about a Nurse's career in Canada's Armed Forces Applicants should have ona year nursing experience French get astrological PARIS (Reuter) A portly woman in her 50s has become a national institution in France with a nightly radio program of astrological guidance and hon- eyed counsel lo people wilh problems. Germaine Solei! has been broadcasting over the commer- cial radio station Europe One for the last 18 months. Each day about people telephone her at Europe One. A battery of 12 telephone opera- tors take the caller's telephone number, date of hirth and n brief description of his or, more often, her problem. Then Madame Soleil gets her two assistants lo plot out the as- trological charts of the six most suitable cases for her broad- cast. Public curiosity about her is insatiable and she has just pub- lished an Life and Its tells of her earlier years as a fortune teller in a travelling fair. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "It beats me how you could burn my instant breakfast! GAILYNE TROPICALS For }he best !n tropical fish and all aquarium supplies and repairs, 907 7th Ave. S. 327-5017 READ Orr Karate Studios 6T8C 3rd Ave. S. OFFERS COURSES FOR EVERYONE! for entertainment, physical filness, busi- ness, muscular co-ordinal Fan, prestige in belr self defense, ele. Classes for individuals, groups, men, women, children CAtL US! NOWf NEW LIFE FOR OLD STUCCO fret) Estimates Colorcreta Ii a mat on a ry i praying plastic-like ilanca which fs applied under air pressure lo liter- ofly fuse wilh Ihe lyfng maionary, Call BILL or ROY oT THE DALLAS HOTEL Sizes for your convenience and enjoyment! MOVING PROBLEMS WITH A I TON TRUCK (Box and Tarp) ALSO AVAILABLE! PINTO MAVERICK TORINO CALL NOVVI DUNLGP FORD SALES LTD. 16rh Avonuo and M.M. Drive S., Lelhbridga Box 1234 Phona 328-8861 FORD RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM Caplura thai once in a lifetimo pose now in natural color PETER-3 yearl REBECCA-1 year. Children of MR. AND MRS. PAUL BORINEM FOREMOST ;