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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD Saturday March 16, 1974 Foster parents fight to keep daughter home Diamond anniversary Mr. and Mrs. C. Harrison Gloer of Lethbridge will be honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anni- versary with an open house for family and friends on Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. in McKillop United Church hall. The couple have resided in Alberta since 1905 when Mr. Gloer homsteaded in the Iron Springs district. They farmed in the Barons district, moved to Champion and finally retired to Lethbridge in 1964. They have two children, Alymer.of Kelowna, B.C., and Amy Irwin of Barons. The couple has 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No gifts, by request. EDMONTON (CP) A woman who was told this week that her four-year-old foster child will be taken from her said she intends to "fight like hell." Jeanette Holzer received word from the provincial government that Rosaline will be removed from her home Monday or Tuesday. Mrs. Holzer was given no exact reason, but suspects it is related to the fact she has multiple sclerosis. She said she also has been told that there have been reports the marital situation in the Holzer home is bad and that she and her husband cannot handle their own children. The couple have four children aged 12 to four in addition to Rosaline, whom they have had in their home since she was five days old. The alleged home problems were reported in Yellowknife today by Ron Davidson, acting director of social development for the Northwest Territories, who said the reports came from social workers. "I think they're Mrs Holzer said. Don Alexander, supervisor of special placement with the child welfare department, said "a number of problems regarding the family came to light in the course of an adoption home study." He declined to elaborate, but said SPRING SALE! 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Mrs. Holzer said she has been told by social workers in Edmonton that one person used as reference in adoption proceedings said the family "was going to the dogs." She said the only explanation she could think of is that the person, a former friend, is prejudiced against Indians and Metis. Rosaline is Metis, born in Edmonton to a NWT resident. There is no marital strife, nor are there any other family problems that would warrant Mr. Davidson's remarks, Mrs. Holzer said. Rosaline, meanwhile, has not been told of the impending move. "I won't be the one to tell her Mrs. Holzer said, adding she's certain the child will be upset. "She gets upset when the social worker comes to visit." Mrs. Holzer and her husband John also worry about the effect Rosaline's move would have on four- year-old Teresa, their youngest natural child. The two have been constant companions; Rosaline is about six months older than Teresa. "We brought Rosaline home from the hospital like she was our own said Mr. Holzer. He explained they were to care for the child for three months while her natural mother recovered .from tuberculosis, but added the mother left the hospital and the child remained with the Holzers. Mrs. Holzer said she learned last year that she has multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of nerve ends, but "I'm able to do everything for myself." She walks a bit slowly with a limp, and the disease affects her speech when she's tired or upset. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Please print this letter and you will be the patron saint of every pregnant woman who has a mother, a mother-in-law, a sister, a sister-in-law, a nosy neighbor, a close friend, or a maiden aunt. Dear Ones: Yes, I am overdue. Two days to be exact. My big mistake was telling you my due date. I wish I had kept my mouth shut.' Today I received eight telphone calls and it's only supper time. "Are you still home9" That was my aunt. "I thought you'd be in the hospital by this time." That was my mother-in-law. you sure you figured That was my sister. "Maybe it's twins. Doctors don't know everything." That was my mother. If YOU are on edge, how do you think I feel? It doesn't help to get a dozen phone calls from people who are worried about me. One friendly caller said. "When you're late, sometimes the water breaks at home and you have a dry birth which is awful." Sweet of her to tell me. I just hope every person who telephones a pregnant woman and asks. "Are you still home? will ge this reply: "I answered the phone, didn't D. Fenseless Dear D.: Your message is clear: "Don't call me, honey. I'll call you." Dear Ann Landers: My girlfriend fell off her shoe and broke her ankle. This is no joke. It actually happened. She was wearing a clog with a two-inch platform, a sling- back, and a 4'4 inch cork heel. Emergency rooms all over the country are treating dozens of people who limp in every day. and not all of them are women. Several men who are unaccustomed to the higher heel have tripped on curbs, escalators and staircases. A word from you might help. Ann. Please say something. O. A. Dear p. A.: I'll try, but I don't think I'll get anywhere. People have put style ahead of comfort and common sense for centuries. I see no evidence that it will ever change. My advise to those who insist on wearing high-fashion cripplers is to walk slowly, stay sober and carry your hospital insurance card. Dear Ann Landers: We are a group of welfare mothers who meet once a week to help one another with child-rearing problems. Take it from those of us who know, welfare kids are discriminated against daily. They are begrudged free lunches, laughed at and taken advantage of by teachers who make them clean up the classrooms because they have free lunch cards. Traumas experienced by welfare mothers and children are countless. However, our reason for writing is not to complain but to say thank you for your efforts to educate the public about welfare recipients. You've done a tremendous service and we are grateful to you. The Magnolia Parents Group In Houston Dear Houston Friends: I'm glad you wrote. The mail ran heavily against me but I knew it would. The ignorance and bigotry in this country, particularly on this issue, is appalling. But I still feel it' is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers's booklet, "Dating Do's and will help yon be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 35t in coin along with a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope and your reovest to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 334C, Chicago, Qluwis IN54. Thedeaners dkMdjrink yourdoUwSa Western to lose weight tnd kocp it off foroood. (CAiL 424-6491; LETHBRIOQE St AnpHtin Church 11 SKMI and 4 AVOTM S. 1 pjn. mat 1-M pjm. FRANK Cut it out CARLSBAD, N.M.