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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta - THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tutiday, May IS. 1971 ffA home away from home" By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Staff Writer "This is a home indeed - a home away from home," said David Gillespie, 96 - year - old resident in the Devon Nursing Home. "All the patients need is a lot of time, care, and understanding," and they are satisfied, according to Mrs. Mary Niven, a registered nurse who works at the home. There is very little response to kindness from the patients, says Mrs. Niveri. "They love it -but they can't really return the enthusiasm." Entering the home, the visitor is made to fuel completely at home. He is deluged by warm hellos and friendly smiles from such colorful persons as David Gillespie, a man who discovered long after retirement, 'that he had a talent for writing. He now spends his time writing memoirs of his earlier life in the Crowsnest pass, and orating to his fellow patients. Another Interesting person often found "in and around" the home, is Mrs. Blanche Bond, mother of Mrs. Niven, who was born deaf. When Mrs. Niven discovered that the nurses and employees ......'^i^^^^-^^^^^^^^il^^. ,.......,...........s...... STEP TWO THREE - Patients, staff, and members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Devon Nursing Home all enjoy a dance and song at the home's monthly birthday party. At the piano is Ian Pollock, musk teacher at Westminster School, who donates his time and talent to making the monthly gathering a little bit more enjoyable by playing the "oldie-goldies". Housewife heats garbage game win May designated as MS month PETERBOROUGH, Ont. (CP) - One Peterborough housewife has the garbage game beat. On garbage day, when her neighbors line the road with bulging green plastic bags, As-trid Nordholt puts two grocery-size brown paper bags of waste into her garbage pail. "It's impractical to have a lot of garbage," says the 31-year-old mother of four children, aged 10 months to seven years. "I've never deliberately cut down on our garbage. I Just seemed to find more efficient ways to dispose of things." Mrs. Nordholt saves all her glass Jars for home-made jams and pickles, and every tin can is flattened or filled with wet garbage. Her family shops at a co-operative food store which has attempted to cut down on excess packaging. "I take all my egg cartons back to the store to be re-used," she says. "I buy pop in returnable bottles and I pack my gro- ceries in cardboard boxes which are also returned to the store." A compost neap takes care of organic food wastes such as orange peels, vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, and tea bags. The family dog, a golden retriever named Baron, eats bones and table scraps. . Even the children help to squash paper boxes and cartons. They use styrofoam containers to make puppets, and old newspapers for paper mache. Their father, Hans, a veterinarian, uses old newspapers for wrapping laboratory specimens -cows' brains, for instance. His wife uses few "convenience foods" and throws bones and lettuce heads into homemade soups. Flour and potato bags are used to hold other garbage, and plastic containers become containers for children's toys or starting pots for flowers. Plastic bags are used and re- used, and the family recently stopped using the green plastic garbage bags because they are not biodegradable. A roll of paper towels lasts a month and aerosol containers are taboo. "I guess we just don't like garbage," says Mrs. Nordholt. Native women elect officers Mrs. Annie Cotton of the Blood Reserve in Cardston was elected chairman of the Southern Branch of the Voice of Alberta Native Women Society held in the Lethbridge Friendship Centre recently. Other officers elected were Mrs. Rosie Day Rider, Blood Reserve - Cardston, co - chairman; Mrs. J. Daryl Sturrock, Lethbridge, secretary; Miss Carol Cotton, Blood Reserve-Stando/f, treasurer. Representatives from the three southern Alberta reserves Ultrasonic seam sewing EDMONTON (CP) - Consumers may be noticing a new sewing technique in ready-to-wear garments these days, says Marilyn Hemsing, clothing and textile specialist for the home economics branch, Alberta Agriculture department. "Ultrasonic sewing machines are being used by manufacturers for the sewing of synthetic fabrics," she reports. The ultrasonic machines use high-frequency vibrations to create neat. On the new synthetic fabrics, which are heat-sensitive, the two pieces of material then fuse together. YWCA news Blue Triangles (girls 8-12)- at the following schools: Tuesday - Agnes Davidson and Westminster, 7-8 p.m.; Senator Buchanan, 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday-St. Basil's. Junior Gymnastics (girls 8-12); Allan Watson - Tuesday 7-8 p.m.; Senator Buchanan - Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Creative Dancing - Gym No. 2 of the Civic Centre on Thursday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Synchronized Swimming - Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. Tension Pour  H lb. package Cow Bfand Soda into a tub of warm water. Step in. Lie back. Relax! Soaks away tension. Relieves �unburn, hives and itching skin. COW BRAND B \ k i \ (, s o A English - Y.W.C A. Residence and Northside Library, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Keep Fit and Swim: Monday Keep Fit, 8-9 p.m.; Swim 8-9 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday Keep Fit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Swim 10:35-11:35 a.m. Yoga - Monday 7:30 - 8:30 and 8:30-9:30 p.m. - Fleetwood Bawden School; Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30 and 10:30-11:30 a.m.- Civic Centre; Wednesday 7:30-8:30 and 8:30-9:30 p.m - Civic Centre; Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.-Civic Centre. Baby-sitting available for all daytime classes. love is...  . helping him polish the car. em w xn loi Him an LETHBRIDGE FISH & GAME ASSN. BINC0 STSt* IN THE EAGLES HALL - 13th St. N. $100 JACKPOT 53 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) - $25 in 7 Number* ,_ NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 "The most common use so far that I know of is in the fused collars of men's shirts," she says. However, the method is becoming more widely used. No needles, thread or bobbins are required, but several stitch patterns are available. Seam strength varies with choice of the stitch pattern and the fibre content of the material. Manufacturers like the method, she says, because there is no color matching necessary. It is especially useful with plaids or striped materials. +3vi avid of town ou t Mrs. Johnny Anderson and daughter, Wendy, entertained recently at a miscellaneous shower held at their home, 617 28th St. S., in honor of Sharon Marsh, bride - elect of June 19.    Constable and Mrs M. R. Mc-Mahon and family leave this week for Ottawa where Const, McMahon has been posted at RCMP headquarters. Mrs. McMahon is the former Miss Mary Pat Fleming. included: Blackfoot Reserve -Gleichen, Mrs. Myrtle Sol-way, Mrs. Barbara Drunken Chief, Mrs. Julia Wright, Mrs. Frances Running Rabbit; Pei-gan Reserve - Brocket, Mrs. Madeline Goodrider who will select three others; Blood Reserve - Cardston, Mrs. Peggy Bruised Head, Mrs. Janie Day Chief, Mrs. Cecile Spearchief and Mrs. Marion McDonald. The annual report stated that there has been much activity in raising funds through bingos, rummage sales and raffles to aid the society and Friendship Centre. In the field of education, up - grading classes had been held and there are now two day - care centres for children cn the Blackfoot Reserve at Gleichen and a family wash laundry established. Delegates from all Southern Alberta Reserves attended the provincial conference of the society as well as the national conference. May has been designated byj the Multiple Sclerosis Society I of Canada as a month to "appeal to the public for assistance in raising funds to support research to help find the cause and cure of this dreaded disease," according to a news release from the association's head office in Toronto. The society was founded in 1948 in Montreal for the purpose of sponsoring research into the cause of this, and other allied diseases. Besides research being the prime aim of the organization, it worked to co-ordinate research efforts in all countries, to gather statistics on the prevalence and geographical distrib u t i o n of the disease, to act as a clearing house for this information, to educate the public on the social problems involved with multiple sclerosis, and to provide aid and assistance to patients and their families. The society has provided over $600,000 during the. past seven years to sponsor research projects related to multiple sclerosis at Canadian universities. It has been discovered in this research, that two theories of virus infection and allergetic reaction could be combined to suggest that the disease is the result of both a latent virus, and autoimmunization, that is. immunization affected by processes within the body. According to the release, it Is thought that for an unknown reason, a virus may invade the cells of the brain and spinal cord early in life, remaining dormant and years, later, slowly destroy the myelin sheath, (protective fatty coating surrounding brain and spinal cord nerve tissues). The body then develops antibodies against the virus which may also attack healthy central nervous system tissue. Widespread destruction of nerve tissue occurs and the symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis result. Therefore, the researchers have hypoth sized, the autoimmune reaction has been set in motion by the slow virus infection. The Multiple Sclerosis Society will spend $130,000 in nine Canadian universities this year on problems directly related to the disease. Also this year, the society has awarded three studentships for persons training to be qualified researchers in the neurological field to encourage post - graduate interest in multiple sclerosis research. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, the communication sys- tem on which the body depends for all functions Typically slow and insidious in onset, says the release, it may produce paralysis and loss of sensation affecting bodily functions includ ing vision, speech, balance, and movement. The society estimates that approximately 25,000 Canadians suffer from the crippling dis ease. The cause of the disease is not known, and there is no cure for this common neurological disease. Legal processes he explained to Representatives of the Lethbridge city police department, the office of the attorney general and the Lethbridge Correctional Institute will explain the legal processes used when women are arrested and show the need for a rehabilitation house for women. At a special public meeting, sponsored by the Rosalta House Committee, in the Lethbridge Friendship Centre, 102 5th St. S., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Constable Ed Chymboryk will explain the offences females are commonly booked for and the procedure used to pick them up, put them in the van, how their personal possessions are tabbed and how they are locked up. D. Vaughan Hartigan, crown prosecutor, will explain election cf plea, sentencing, the terms open and closed court and the duties of a probation officer. Leslie Fisher, warden at the correctional institute, will explain prison garb for women and recreation, free time, educational opportunities, medical Child care seminar planned The Alberta Association of Child Care Centres will sponsor a seminar on The Child and Family Under Care in Edmonton May 27 and 28. Arthur Mandelbaum, chief social worker at the Minninger Foundation, T o p e k a, Kansas, will be the featured speaker on such topics as The Child Under Care, and The Training and Development of Child Care Staff. Another of his topics will be the Family in Crisis and the Emergence of New Treatment Modalities. Mr. Mandelbaum has had varied and far reaching experience in the field of social work including work in such institutions as the United States army; Denver, Col. bureau of public welfare; mental health clinic, University of Colorado Medical Centre; National Association of social workers (U.S.); American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children; the American Association for Children's Residential Centres; plus holding many other offices, and positions. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Ummm...Looks (ilea I'm going to have to perform that thing on you - you know, cutting you open, raking something GUI..^h..Me�RY, thar'jirl" Mr. Mandelbaum has also served as a consultant in social work to: the Kansas Neurological Institute, the Kansas Treatment Centre for Children, The Topeka State Hospital, and the Topeka Association for Retarded Children. Other persons scheduled to speak to the seminar are Brother Christopher, director Don Bosco House, Calgary Mrs. Judy Cochrane, child care worker, Salvation Army Children's Village, Calgary; Mrs. Shirley DeBow, B.S.W., senior instructor, social services department, N.A.I.T.; Dr. J. W. Fair. M.D., CRCP(C), child psychiatrist, Calgary; and Bruce Rawson, LLB., director of program development, de- Raking it in KUALA LUMPUR, Malr-'ia (AP) - Fifteen women c -piers from South Africa have been assigned temporarily here to teach their trade to 100 Malaysian women who will work in this country's first gambling casino. partment of Health and Social Development, Edmonton. The seminar is open to anyone who is working professionally with children. Anyone wishing further information or registration forms should contact Sister Pat McMahon, telephone Edmonton- 469-1366, or write to her at 8421 101 Ave.. Edmonton. God has a good purpose for you. Come to this Christian Science Lecture "BE YOURSELF" by COL. WM. UTTLE of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20 ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH HALL 11 Street and 4 Avenue, lethbridge. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 lit AVE. S. LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION RINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. W Air Conditioned Memorial Hall  1st Cam* $15 - 6th Game $20 - 4th Game Jackpot $200 - Mi Game - $95 In 7 Number* If 4th Gam* Net Wen. - 10th Game $25 Blackout 15th Game llackout for $100 in 56 Numbers or leu. Lucky Draw $11 - Extra Cards - loor Prlie $5 Standard Garnet Doubled if Won In 7 Number in first 12 garnet TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS Of All GAMES EVERYONE WELCOME services and religion for women in prison. There will be open discus sion with questions following the program. of the home were doing the mending, she offered to take it out and have it done by another person - her mother. Mrs. Bond is a woman who lives alone in Victoria Mansions, is totally deaf, but Is totally self - sufficient. Because she loves to sew, she now does all the mending for the patients in the hospital. Mrs. Bond will be 90 years old in July. One of the most "colurful" of all the patients, is Miss Anna McKenzie, 90 - year - old, who spent her life working with art. She now spends her leisure moments - she has a lot of, them -doing various paintings which are displayed throughout the home. The people in the home are at the age when they are Just "spectators," according to Mrs. Niven. "I feel that these people have worked all their lives and not being encouraged to develop hobbies, they are left now with no real interests. "We don't herd them alt Into a room, and say 'ok now, we're all going to do basket weaving,' Mrs. Niven says, "but we do encourage them to crochet, knit and make rugs, but if they don't want to, we do not force them to be actively involved." Out - on - the  town excursions are pretty limited according to Mrs. E. Van Peer, matron of the home. There are one or two in the home who can take the bus up town, but "so many are blind, or deaf, or have trouble getting around, that it Just isn't sate for them to go out alone," she says. . Excursions for the patients are then limited to those taken with Mrs. Van Peer, or one of their family. Humor still runs in the veins of the patients, however, as displayed by James Mercer, lov-ingly nicknamed, "Jimbp." When confronted by the matron to see if he would like to dance with one of the other women in the home, he replied, "Hell, no," but went ahead, danced with the woman, and appeared to thoroughly enjoy himself. Status conference dates set back to October 1, 2, 3 On being a Woman in Today's Society - the Alberta-Northwest Territories seminar originally scheduled to take place at the end of May, has been set back to October 1, 2, and 3. This, according to a Calgary School Board release, was done in order that after the conference, participating organizations could start immediate follow-up programs applying conference findings, and not be caught in the "summer doldrums". The postponement will also give delegates to the meeting an opportunity to "familiarize themselves with the report of the royal committion on the status of women, and also have time to advise the conference planning committee of concerns in the report which would be of particular relevance to the conference". Groups sponsoring the conference are the Voice of Alberta Native Women, Junior League of Calgary, Calgary Local Council of Women, Women of Unifarm, and the Calgary branch of the National Council of Jewish Women. Co  ordination and financial assistance is being provided by the department of the secretary of state, the Alberta Women's bureau, and the adult education division of the Calgary Public School Board. PUBLIC BINGO $500 JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. Discover the touch of excellence A mellow marriage of our finest whiskies Available in 12 and 25 oz. sizes A prestige product of Canadian Schenley Distilleries Ltd. I J ;