Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, May 11, 1972 THE LETHBRID6E HERALD 19 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: You've been a peach about allow- ing people to air their complaints in your column. How about a word in behalf of telephone repairmen? My husband is one and you can't believe some of the things he's been called to do. Yesterday, Horace was called to a fancy suburb because of phone trouble. They had phone trouble all right. When Horace asked where the phone was, the lady led him through Ihe house and out the back door. Thin she pointed to a large oak tree. Horace looked up and saw the telephone, cord and all, caught on one of the branches. It seems her husband had come home from work and his supper wasn't on the table. His wife was still yakking on the phone. He pulled the telephone out of the wall and threw it up inlo the tree. A repairman's Job is to fix the phone but he had to get it before he could fix it. So he got a ladder, retrieved the instru- ment and repaired it. His attitude was wonderful: "It's all in a day's work." No City Please DEAR N.C.P.: Sounds as if that lady's husband was tem- porarily disconnected Thanks for letting us know how some guys react when there's no supper on Ihe table. (NOW will ya1 get off the phone, DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our nine-year-old daughter asked me yesterday why a person would want to swing all night. 1 couldn't understand where she picked that one up. To her, "swing" meant the wooden seat on the chains that the kids enjoy in Ihe park or in the school year. She said, in an inno- cence, "When I swing for 15 minutes at recess that's enough." I pressed for more details about swinging all night and she said she had heard a radio advertisement for a special kind of wig. So I listened lo the radio and sure enough, the man said, "This fabulous wig is guaranteed to hold up in all kinds of weather under all kinds of stress. You can swim all day and swing all night: The wig stays on." Please tell me how a person can get such obscene junk off the air? Kids grow up plenty fast these days without an assist from the advertisers. Corning Complaint DEAR CORN: Your nine-year-old didn't attach any special meaning to the word swing (which has several so let well enough alone. This is reminiscent of the five-year-old who asked his mother, "Where did I come She went into a long detailed story about Mama and Daddy, the planted seed, the months of growing inside the Mommy's tummy and when she finished her elaborate explanation on the beginning of life, the little boy said, that's funny. Kenny came from Cleveland." DEAR ANN LANDERS: What should I do about a four- year-old neighbor child who is teaching our little girl some bad habits? Marylou is three-and-a-half years of age and it's impossible to keep these children apart, especially during the summer months. The boy's mother is a dear person and a close friend. Her child is undisciplined and completely oul-of.- hand. Marylou has always been a good child but she is be- coming rebellious and I see she is imitating her playmate next door. Any suggestions? In Texas DEAR P IN T: If you are firm with your cliild your In- fluence will be stronger than the neighbor boy's. Young chil- dren are forever testing limits. When she leams from you that she can't get away with certain things, she'll stop trying. of- local m The Soulhminsler Junior Girls Choir, under Ihe direc- tion of Anne Campbell, will aing Sunday morning at a spe- cial Mother's Day service, in SouttiminstcT United Church. Girls are asked to be there at a.m. Soulhmlnsler Circle Square Dance Club will hold the regu- lar dance on Saturday at 8-30 p.m. in Southminster Hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. First United Church will hold an anniversary supper on Saturday at p.m. Single and family tickets are avail- able from UCW members. Lethbridge Family Y Is ac- cepling registrations for tennis classes which will begin June 12. All sessions are limited lo 16 players and are divided ac- cording to age and skill levels. Open to all interested persons. For furlher information, please contact Dave Snell at the Y, 328-7771. The regular monthly dinner meeting of the Lcthbridgc Lioneltcs will be held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant on Tuesday at p.m. McKillop 14lh Lelhbridge Cub and Scout family lea and bake sale will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, in the church hall. Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church ANNUAL BAZAAR FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 12fli, 13th CASH BINOO AND OTHER PRIZES STARTS 7 P.M. EVERYONE WELCOME 13th STREET NORTH (CHURCH BASEMENT) GEORGE SZPENDYCK George Szpendyck is 105 years old By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer Twenty two years ago, George Sjpendyck came lo Canada as a man 83 years old. Today, he is 105 and believed lo be one of the oldest residents in southern Alberta. He still re- members the old days, and enjoys his life with his wile, Maria who is a young 05. Mr. Szpendyck, who spoke of his life wilh the help of an in- terpreter, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mike Szpendyck, was born on April 18, 1867 In Haj- kowka, Russia. Both he and his wife are Ukranian, and have farmed in Iheir homeland and in Can- ada. During his youth, Mr. Szpen- dyck worked on the land in Russia, and moved to Ger- many Immediately after the war, where he lived in a ref- ugee camp. He travelled lo the United States twice before the war, and both times relumed to his homeland. He came to Canada in 1950, and made his home in Raymond. Mr. Szpendyck farmed In the Raymond area, and raised four children- He has two daughters, Mrs. Olga Hamia of Lcthbridge and Mrs. Anna Bardoseck of Mon- arch; as well as two sons, Bill who Eves in the States, and Mike who is a resident of Ray- mond. Mrs. Mike Szpendyck said her father-in-law was a great walker and "walked for miles and miles Lhrough Raymond. "He would get up early in Ihe morning, walk before breakfast, walk after breakfast and always refused a ride." Mr. Szpendyck, who is at present recovering from a minor operalion in Raymond hospital, said that during his younger years, he "enjoyed do- ing everything and anything lhat there was happening." He Is an avid gardener, and both he and his wife take care of an acre of garden behind tiieir home. Of their life here, both Mr. and his wife said it was "so much better than In the old country." She added lhat "here I [eel I am living like a queen, Mr. Szpendyck, who only ro- GREAT DAY TO (AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT) MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY BY PHONING 327-3191 This Sunday, May 14th SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY MENU Children under 12 half price! Two and under no chargel GRILL ROOM at ths MARQUIS HOTEL tired 13 years ago, and that because of his age, attributes his long life to being a gift from God. "God gave It to me, and I believe in he said. In liis immediate family, Mr. Szpendyck said that his moth- er died at an early age, his father at 89, and his great grandfather at 104. Mrs. Szpendyck said her falher-in-law has "always been a very aclive person, one lhat yo'u can't keep down." He has never smoked, but lows himself the luxury of tak- ing a drink of whiskey before supper and before going to sleep, she said- He recently received a con- gratulatory telegram from Prime Minister Trudeau. Mr. Szpcndyck is planning to plant his garden when he leaves hospital. Women's lib m Africa JOHANNESBURG (AP) In the fight for women's lib, black South African females have two strikes against them: their color and their sex. Dcspile this double discrimi- nation, says Deborah Babiletsa, black women are struggling lo liberate themselves from both (heir traditional tribal role and their legal position as minors. Male or female, however, there's not much Africans here can do aboul their scgrcgateil posi'ion under apartheid. "The African woman is identi- fying herself wilh a worldwide revolt against a male-dominated the welfare worker lokl a s p m I n a r on black women's lib at W'ilwalcrsrand University. "However, the demands of other women often seem Uto- pian In comparison with ours. African women aro humiliated by Ihoir inferior position In terms of South African law. "All transactions have (o be carried ouL by males, so that a woman may find her IG-ycar-old son has a stranglehold over her bcrnnsc the lioiiso is in his name." Mrs. Tinnilptsa wants nothing less than complele redefinition of the role of African women. SHIIVK I'OUR Boneless tains Rcnerally yield toff servings per pound. Unusual luggage carried by nurse TORONTO (CP) Airport of- ficials were searching luggage for a bomb and tbe tall, well- dressed business woman looked nervous. Island customs change MALE, Maldives (AP) Women still walk a few steps behind their husbands on these Indian Ocean islands, but times are changing. Now some are hanging back to browse in shop windows. Government offices are hiring girls as clerks. Women teach school and work in the hospital. A few unmarried girls even walk with boy-friends after dark. But It's a slow fight. Not one of the Maldives' female legs has been known to see daylight below a miniskirt or bathing suit. Way- ward girls are banished, or at least lashed across the calves with copper-tipped whips. "There have been tremendous changes, says an Asian teacher with long experi- ence here. "Now men bring their wives out to dinners and gatherings. You never saw that before." Another foreigner added: "They even dance." GOT THE VOTE Young Maldivians say their generation is bringing about a revolution. Two schools in this tiny capital enroll about 700 girls, teacliing them science and literature along with home-mak- ing skills. In past decades, Mal- divian women learned only how to boil fish and to reproduce. Women now vote and some are going to Australia or farther for education. The Koran allows men four wives, but President Ameer Ib- rahim Nasir has altered the an- cient law. A man must earn 300 rupees, about a month lo have a second wi'e, and 400 more if he wants four. Although a man can divorce a wife by simply saying so three times, lie must support her until she re- marries. Elaine Dawson whispered lo the officer, handed him her card and motioned to an empty corner of the room. There, the Inspector snapped open the pale yellow suitcase and slared down at an array of kind available on the market. "He didn't hlink an eyelid. Just closed the bag and sent me on ny said Miss Dawson, a public-health nurse who lee- lures on family planning lo groups across Canada. Now 29, for the last six years she has run the educational services department of Orlho Pharmaceutical (Canada) a Toronto firm which is Can-! auVs largest manufacturer ul birth-cnnlrol devices. She lectures to nurses, health and guidance teachers, social workers and citizens' groups. As a hospital worker in North- ern Ontario and later as a pub- lic-health nurse in suburban Scarborough, Miss Dawson be- came concerned about Ihe igno- rance of both patients and nurses on the subject of family planning. "One woman from a middle- class Scarborough home told mo that the difficulty of spacing children was one of the biggest problems she and her neighbors had to deal with." Bui Ihe nurses couldn't help much. That was in Ihe early 1960s when distributing litera- ture, much less birth-control de- vices, was illegal. When she look the job with Ortho she was one of the few nurses in Canada available to lecture on Ihe lopic. "I was uncomfortable wilh Ihe subject at first and lended to take a very serious, dry ap- proach with my first lec- she said. "As a mailer of fact, I'd pre- fer lo forget about some of those horrible moments. But they did help me understand why high-school teachers, older nurses and social workers are a bit squeamish when they have to tackle the subject." She still has embarrassing moments such as the airport in- cidcr.l, which happened at Wind- sor, Oht., Iwo years ago But, by and large, "I find that most people are seriously con- cerned about family planning and the population explosion. "If strangers Ihink my job is something lo giggle about, I put on my public-hcallh-nurse look and close the discussion." 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