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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1971 THE IHHBRIDGE HERA1D 19 Parents try to prevent isolation Need to channel aggressiveness in dwarfism PRINCE B CP Brian Dawson of Prince George is an active child who enjoys the boister o u s roughindtumble fun loved by little boys every But at he is al ready 1V4 inches shorter than his sister and his fullygrown height will never be more than five He is an acbondroplastic a type of dwarfism in which the arms and legs fail to grow with the re sult that the persons body and head appear to be dispro portionately When a dwarf such as Brian suddenly appears in a fairily of of normalsized adults in which there is no traceable history of it is be lieved to be the result of a mutation in a germ cell from one Should he ever marry it is predicted that half Brians children would be dwarfs Acbondroplastic dwarfs have a normal life span after the first year and are usually within the normal range of in They occur once in every live WANT TO SHAKE The Dawsons biggest prob lem raising a child such as Brian is that there seems to be no way to communicate with other families with dwarfed I have never met other children like says his mother I have seen them but I cant go up to someone and say You are a dwarf and I want to talk to We want to share our ex periences raising Brian with We have been very fortunate in receiving a great deal of help with Brian and if we could locate other families with dwarfed chJdren we could exchange ideas and per haps save each other a lot of At the time Brian was born nothing was done to pre pare me for the fact that he would have a lot more fight than most children and I had to learn to channel this ag gressiveness without destroy ing because he was going to need this drive to succeed in Bv the time Briar was two he had become so aggressive that Karen went to the public health nurse for It was through the nurse that Brian was placed in the Vancouver Neurological Centre and began receiving occupational therapy and Because the condition re sults in a deformity of the large bones of the legs and these children experi 1 ence difiiculty learning walk and the use of their arms is limited by their ina bility to extend their amis from the elbow and shoulder Most achondroplasti1 dwaris also develop a severe curva ture of the lower Another charactei istic of their condition is a depressed nasal passage which results in infection of the eais and Severe falls resulting in con cussion were commonplace in ths Dawson household when Brian was as he strug gled to walk on his shortened The awkward walking position necessitated by the deformities in his legs and back resulted in him con stantly tripping over his Because his bhort arms were unable to stop his lus head would hit the floor with extra impact LEARNED TO FALL At the Vancouver Neurologi cal Centre the physiotherapist prescribe d exercises to strengthen Brians back because walking would al ways be more difficult for be began learning how to do shoulder rolls to break his inevitable Brian has been enrolled in kindergarten this jear and is coping well with the But as he approaches school age IIK prrcnts are fearful of what lie Teasing is in evitable and they hope to overcome this in part by teaching him to take this teas ing as a normal part of his life Mrs Ddw ion makes most of Brians clothing including the mod flaud matching neck and blue shirt he was wearing when I visited He t pioud of his ap pearance He likes bright col ors and hii mother dubbed him the Picasso of the school ict after she made him a brilliantly colored painting smock and tarn to wear at kindergai ten The Dausons are deter mined that life will hold moie for their son than the WTCS Umg ring or a circus side which is where achon droplastic dw ai fs are most in evidence era the THE REVEREND MISS Americas first woman Luth n the Elizabeth is a chaplain at University of The only says a malt is that there are no hisandher CAMPAIGN KICKOFF This years Easter Seal campaign got under way in the traditional manner with the purchase of the first seals by who has made the initial contribution for the past 1 5 Shackleford is shown with this years Easter Seal touryearold Ter esa daughter of and Joe Wipf of 624 7th The sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Green is expected to raise before it is wrapped up April Some Easter Seal envelopes have been mailed to Lethbridge and district residents and everyone should have theirs this Native women meet March 22 OTTAWA The Voice of Al berta Native Womens a group of women of native Indian has received a federal grant of to host the First National Native Womens It will be held at the MacDonald Hotel in Edmonton on March 22 and Representatives of Eskimo and Metis womens groups from all the provinces and territories have been in vited to The purpose of the conference is to provide Canadas native women with the opportunity to collectively express their opinions as to the future development and objec tives of their organizations at the provincial and na tional The approved through the citizenship branch of the department of the secretary of was announced jointly by Robert minister responsible for Jean ministr of In dian affairs and northern de and minister of The suggestions of delegates and the reports of their com Foof may be released as a agenda from which the dele gates expect to draw up resolutions and recommenda These will serve as guidelines for the development of procedures and programs to meet the needs expressed by the confer A report will be pre pared which will serve as a The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE working paper for other or supporting agen cies and The following the recently published report of the Royal Commission on the Sta tus of is the result of a growing demand by Can adas native women for uV op portunity to voice their views on both the role of women in Canada and on how they can participate more effectively in Canadian BITING THREAT England CP Parents who neglect their youngsters teeth may face pro secution tinder a 34yearold child protection Following a report that 288 out of 294 children examined at a junior school needed dental treat civic authorities here are considering a lawyers sugges tion to invoke the law which normally covers physical ill Nurse appointed to OTTAWA A Canadian Helen Mussallem of Ottawa and is the tost member of the health professions to be appointed to the Economic Council of Can ada Mussallem is execu Ann Landers Fnrlrijiimed hot pants winter Dior PARIS AP Hot pants lavishly trimmed with fur under fabulously feminine fur coats are what the House of Dior decrees for next win Diors fur designer Fred eric Castex joined the hot pants trend by featuring them under all but two of the coats shown Monday in his 197172 Diors January couture collection j had contained nothing shorter than love taping a Youre the Boss card on the RUSSIA and UKRAINE FIRST TIME EVER INCLUSIVE TOUR CHARTERS To The TOURS FROM CALGARY First class hotel AM first class meals Daily sightseeing All transportation UKRAINIAN EASTER TOUR AND MAY DAY IN MOSCOW APRIL 13MAY Available only on a first come basis CALL or write NOW to INTERNATION TRAVEL 1605 Centre 41 DEAR ANN LANDERS I am a working girl who lives Like many other such girls I am deeply concerned about the increase in and A friend who lives in California sent me an informative mailing which was put out by Bruce Deputy Marshall of Sacramento I have condensed the piece and hope you consider it worth I know of no better way to get this information before the eyes of millions of Criminal activity is based on two the de sire to commit a the Most of us can do very little about a criminals can be eliminated or diminished if one is alert and People who are not alert and cautious set them selves up as Here are some practical suggetions that mil reduce the single womans chances for being victimized When you leave your apartment or borne and plan to return after leave a light Darkness is an ad vertisement that no one is at If you leave for turn on the TV or Electricity is cheap compared to a Never leave a key under a over the doorway or in the An astonishing number of homes have been burglarized by amateurs who didnt have to break They knew where to find the If you are going on discontinue the milk and newspaper Ask a friend to pick up your Ar range to have the lawn kept Unless you are proficient at using a gun it is best NOT to have Any weapon can be used against you by an Chances are good that he is far more experienced with guns than you if he sees your gun he may use More victims are shot by intruders than the other way Reader DEAR DAILY Thank you for sharing this information with my You can be sure millions of women are smarter now than before they read DEAR ANN LANDERS I suspect you dont know the difference between a a a transvestite and a As a lesbian who resents being lumped with others may I educate you7 I am a homosexual I do NOT want to be a I have the bixly of a Since no one has been able to prove that the rJnd has gender I will say I have the mind of a My emotions are those of a homosexual This is my only I am not In I am healthier than most straight women who insist on hanging the sick label on me I do not want a man or a straight woman or a bi sexual And most of I do not want to be bothered by curious straight people vito view me as a freak or a conversation I enjoy a pleasant life with a single lesbian like We do not bother anyone and we would appreciate it if people wouldnt bother The griefstricken mother whose daughter wanted a sex change operation called the girl a She is NOT a she is a Please print this letter or at least remember Sue of DEAR SUE I will do Thank you for live director of The Canadian Nurses The an nouncement of her appointment was made by the Prime Min isters office tins Mussallem joins two other eminent econom ists Sylvia Ostry and Mrs A Plumptre on the which consists of three fulltime members and twenty five other members from all sectors of the economy and the various regions of The Economic Council was formed in 1963 as an indepen dent body to combine the ex pertise of professional econom ists with the talent and experi ence of a broad spectrum of citizens from business and the Private members play an ac tive role with fulltime staff in preparing the councils annual TAPE SALE C QC MUSICLAND nth and 3rd OPEN HOUSE Drop in end Meet MYRON HiRSCHE V ERICKSENS JEWELLERY TS 15 HCNS THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARTER FLIGHTS Be sure you qet Dont risk travelling by on illegal charter The price may took rig But the ticket may jet you no farther then the Or leave you stranded in Europe without a way Governments and airlines arc crack ing down on the unscrupulous operators who jako advantage of overeager But you should know how to spot an illegal charter Find out in The Greal Plane IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Safeway Super Savers GROUND COFFEE All Purpose Aromotic Flavour net 85 PINEAPPLE Enchanted Isla Australian Crushed or Tidbits tin FRUIT DRINKS Empress Grape or Orange tin APPLE SAUCE Town House tin FLOUR FIVE ROSES ALL PURPOSE SIRLOIN STEAK Safeway Superb Aged to Canada Can ada Good Beef 1 TEA BAGS Canterbury Orange Pekoe 125 bag 1 RAISIN BREAD SKYLARK fresh white or brown 16 net loaf CHEESE SLICES Berkshire 4 net 31 CATELLI DINNER A Meal in net BANANAS Golden Yellow Best Qualify BEEF ROAST Thick Easy to Canada Canada Good PRICES EFFECTIVE in Lethbridge Stores March WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES SAFEWAYi CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED ;