Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
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 the house and out the back door. Then 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 hasband 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 into 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 the table. (NOW will ya' get off the phone, DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our nine-year-old daughter asked me yesterday why a person would want to swing all night. I couldn't understand where she picked that one up. To her, "swing" meant the wooden seat on the chains that the kids enjoy in the 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 to 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. 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, "Gee, 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 out-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 child your in- fluence will be stronger than the neighbor boy's. Young chil- dren are forever testing limits. When she learns from you that she can't get away with certain things, she'll stop trying. of local L The Southminster Junior Girls Choir, under the direc- tion of Anne Campbell, will sing Sunday morning at a spe- cial Mother's Day service, in Southminster United Church. Girls are asked to be there at a.m. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold the regu- lar dance on Saturday at 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 IODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. appeninai 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- cepting registrations for tennis classes which will begin June 12. All sessions are limited to 16 players and are divided ac- cording to age and skill levels. Open to all interested persons. For further information, please contact Dave Snell at the Y, 328-7771. The regular monthly dinner meeting of the Lethbridge 'Lionettes will be held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant on Tuesday at p.m. McKillop 14th Lethbridge Cub and Scout family tea and bake sale will he held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, in the church 1 hall. Friday, May 12, 1973 _ THS IFTHBRIDCE HBtAtD 19 GEORGE SZPENDYCK George Szpendyck is 105 years old Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church ANNUAL BAZAAR FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 13th CASH BINGO AND OTHER PRIZES STARTS 7 P.M. EVERYONE WELCOME _______ 13th STREET NORTH (CHURCH BASEMENT) By JUDE TUR1C Herald Staff Writer Twenty two years ago, George Szpendyck came to lanada as a man 83 years old. Today, he is 105 and believed o be one of the oldest residents n southern Alberta. He still re members the old days, and :njoys his life with his wife, ilaria who is a young 85. Mr. Szpendyck, who spoke of lis life with the help of an in- erpretor, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mike Szpendyck, was lorn on April 18, 1867 In Haj- kowka, Russia. Both he and his wife are Jkranian, and have farmed in their homeland and in Can- ada. During his youth, Mr, Ezpen- lyck worked on the land Russia, and moved to Ger- many immediately after the where he lived in a ref- igee camp. He travelled to the United states twice before the w nd both times returned to his homeland. He came to Canad 1950, and made his home in Raymond. Mr. Szpendyck farmed In the Raymond area, and raised four children. He lias two daughters, Mrs. Olga Hamza of Lethbridge and Mrs. Anna Bardoseck of Mon- arch; as well as two sons, Bill who lives 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 through Raymond. "He would get up early in the morning, walk before breakfast, walk after breakfast and always refused a ride." Mr. Szpendyck, who is at present recovering from a minor operation in Raymond hospital, said that during his younger years, he "enjoyed do- ing everything and anything that there was happening." GREAT OAy TO This Sunday, May 14th SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY MENU OPEN Children under 12 half pricel 3 P.M. Two and under no chargel THE... _ r_ (AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT) GRILL ROOM MAKE YOUR of tho RESERVATIONS EARLY BY PHONING 327-3191 MARQUIS HOTEL He is an avid gardener, and both he and his wife take care of an acre of garden behind their home. Of their life here, both Mr, and his wife said it was "so much better than In the old country." She added that "here I feel I am living like a queen." Mr. Szpendyck, who only re- 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 his immediate family, Mr. Szpendyck said that his moth- er died at an early age, his father at 89, and Ms great grandfather at 104. Mrs. Szpendyck said her father-in-law has "always been a very active person, one that you can't keep down." He has never smoked, but al- 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. Szpendyck is planning to plant his garden when he leaves hospital. Women's lib in Ahi Tea JOHANNESBURG (AP) In ;he fight for women's lib, black South African females have two strikes against them: their color and their sex. Despite this double discrimi- nation, says Deborah Babiletsa, black women are struggling to liberate themselves from both :heir traditional tribal role and .heir legal position as minors. Male or female, however, there's not. much Africans here can do about their segregated rosi'ion under apartheid. :'Thc African woman is identi- ying herself with a worldwide revolt against a male-dominated the welfare worker old a s e in i n a r on black vomen's lib at Witwatersrand University. "However, the demands of atlier women often seem Uto- )ian In comparison with ours.: African women aro humiliated j >y their inferior position In j terms of South African law. j "All transactions have to be; carried out by males, so that a woman may find her 16-year-old son has a stranglehold over her because the house is in his name." Mrs. Bahilet.sa wanl.s nothing less than complete redefinition of the role of African women. SKKVK FOUR Boneless hams generally yield four servings per pound. Unusual luggage carried 6y nurse TORONTO (CP) Airport of- ficials were searching luggage for a bomb and the 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, teaching 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 to have a second wi'e, and 400 more if he wants four. Although a man can divorce a wife by simply saying so three limes, he must support her until she re- marries. Elaine Dawson whispered t the officer, handed him he card and motioned to an empt; corner of the room. There, the Inspector snappe open the pale yellow suitcas and stared down at an array o k i n available on the market. "He didn't blink an eyelid just closed the bag and sent m on rny said Miss Dawson a public-health nurse who lee tures on family planning groups across Canada. Now 29, for the last six year she has run the educationa services department of Ortln Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd. a Toronto firm which is Can ada's largest manufacturer c birth-control devices. She lectures to nurses, healt and guidance teachers, socia workers and citizens' groups. As a hospital worker in North em Ontario and later as a pub lie-health nurse in suburbai Scarborough, Miss Dawson be came concerned about the igno ranee of both patients nurses on the subject of family planning. "One woman from a middle class Scarborough home told mi that the difficulty of spacini children was one of the bigges problems she and her neighbor: had to deal with." But the nurses couldn't hel] much. That was in the earl; 1960s when distributing litcra lure, much less birth-control de vices, was illegal. When she took the job with Ortho she was one of the lev nurses in Canada available tc lecture on the topic. "I was uncomfortable with the subject at first and tended to take a very serious, dry ap- proach with my first lec- she said. "As a matter of fact, I'd pre fer to forget about some o those horrible moments. Bu they did help me understant why high-school teachers, olde nurses and social workers are a bit squeamish when they have to tackle the subject." She still has embarrassini moments such as the airport in cident, which happened at Wind sor, Oht., two years ago. But, by and large, "I find tha most people are seriously con cerned about family planning and the population explosion. "If strangers think my job is something to giggle about, I pu on my public-health-nurse look nd close the discussion." THE BETTER HALF By Barnes ve been invited to show my calendar collec- tion at the businessmen's luncheon SPECIAL MEETING Of aN members of the Lodge cf Perfection (A. and A.5.R.) of Freemasonry, to be held at the Masonic Hall, 8 p.m., Friday, May 72, 1972 to receive Donold L. WiHer, Sov. Grand Com- mander of The Supreme Council of Canada. A large at- tendance is requested. CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HAlL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. 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