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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, May II, 1970 Priorities Of JWCA listed At Open Meet The priorities of the YWCA and their'relation to the needs of the community were discuss- ed at an open meeting Wednes- day at the YWCA. In attendance at the meeting were Gwyn Griffith, national program consultant and Mrs. W. L. Redmond, national board member for Alberta and Brit- ish Columbia, as well as about 50 interested persons from the community. In view of the fact that hous- ing was a crucial need of the community, the YW residence was the main priority of the Lethbridge YW at present, said Miss Griffith. Funds, a nation wide prob- lem in YWCAs, across Canada, can be realized said Miss Grif- fith but the community must be convinced that needs are being met by resources before in- come can be raised. "Residence facilities need to be self-sup- she added. "We can offer all sorts of perspectives about other com- munities and other associations who have the same problems that you are struggling with Three resources of the YW are funds, facilities and leader- ship. hard look was recently taken at YW facilities, said Miss Griffith, especially where the church and community have provided additional rec- reational and social facilities. One of the main roles of the YW she agreed was in leader- ship, in training personnel and utilizing both paid and volun- teer leaders. TAB (take a break) and Housewives Holiday are two popular features of the YWCA across Canada. Miss Griffith said Alberta seems to be "way ahead" in comparison with other prov- inces in financial assistance. She quoted Reuben Bates, of the "'e'f-re Conn c i 1 as saying that the voluntary dollar is shrinking and perhaps government is the only solu- tion. Al Brewer, of tire depart- ment of youth, outlined the re- quirements necessary for funds which are available from Pre- ventive Social Services, depart- ment of youth, leadership de- velopment and the Human Re- sources Commission. Also commenting from the audience was Ken Spence, gen- eral secretary of the Leth- bridge Family Y. He said both the drug education committee and the Youth Aid.Centre have been co-operative ventures with various agencies in the city, yet each agency has not lost its own identity. However, "it's meant a lot of work to get consent and the agreement of everyone instead of doing it on your own, and a lot of time." Both the YM and YW have been involved in these pro- grams as well as the commun- ity summer program. Mrs. Redmond said the na- tional board is concerned with the place of the YW in a new century' and a social action pro- gram has been assessed in Jn Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Walker of London and St. Margaret's Bay, Kent, England are the guests of their cousins, Miss Lilian McNair and Mrs, George Rowe. A surprise open house with 80 friends and relatives in at- tendance was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brock Christie on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary. BINGO Scandinavian Hall 529 13th St. "C" N. Fri., May 22nd Starts ut p.m. Doors Open at p.m. 5 Cards tor GOtD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4th, and 12th Comei in 7 Numbers WORTH Jackpot in 53 Nos. Sorry No One Under 16 Yean of Age Allowed ai'eas of counselling, family life, cultural, immigrant groups, unwed mothers and particularly the problems of ur- banization. Pressing issues of social life such as housing, parks, etc. need an assessment of avail- able services in order to take the appropriate social action. Mrs. Redmond gave her main reasons for her own per- sonal interest in the YWCA. "In this highly technical and pro- fessional society, I am able to deal in human and personal elements. Although her own particular interest is camping, Mrs. Red- mond said there is always a program in YW where one's own talents can be used. Discussion centred on hous- ing _ for low income families, students, transients, Indians; jobs for students; drag educa tion; day care centres; home- maker services; drop ill cen- tres for the aged and for youth; the disadvantagcd; the community resources which meet these needs, and how the YW could adapt itself accord- ingly. ami Growth, Development Plan New Nursing Course Defined SISTER ANN MARIE By CHRISTINE PUIIL Herald Staff Writer Sister Ann Marie Cummings director of school of nursing for the Lethbridge Community College described the course of studies as following a growth and development plan, dining the dinner meeting of the local AAKN, Wednesday night. During the first year the course follows fundamentals of nursing, with bed making, tem- perature taking and such re- lated duties with actual prac- tice in the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. The rest of the term is taken over by studies of the new- born, infants, children and ado- lescents. Two concepts were basic to all ages, psychology and physical growth. Medical aspects, surgery, mat- ernity and the two basic con- cepts are among the subjects studied during the second year which is focused on the adult patient. The students have access to many more facilities than are available in the hospitals. They received also liberal edu- cation courses such as English and sociology. Florence Kubinec, lecturer in the college nursing program, said that students practice skills on volunteers and physical edu- cation classes before having to cope with a patient. Students also get an idea what good health is before being subjected to illness. In the section of infant and child care, projects ranged from art work and its sig- nificance in determining the Too Many Demands On People Part Three Hippie Life Often An Escape From Pressure By MARILYN ANDERSON' "Herald Family Editor TPHAT'S cool it really said the young hippie in amazement, "nobody ever said that to me before." Her startled reaction came after a social worker, a mother of four grown children, said if she were her mother, she could not turn the girl away, but would help her to do what she wanted. The scene was only part play. The social worker was a dele- gate to the Child Welfare League of America conference meeting at the Hotel Vancouver. The hippie was a part of an- other social scene which gath- ered daily outside the hotel around the fountain in front of the Vancouver courthouse. The' session was a workshop dealing with adolescents and the dnig problem under the gui- dance of Dr. J. Robertson Un- jvin, director of adolescent ser- vice, Allan Memorial Institute of Psychiatry in Montreal. Albert Mulel, a social worker m Vancouver rose to his feet at the beginning of the work- shop to ask why the delegates did not ask some of the hippies about the drug problem. Public Swimming At Local Family Y Lethbridge Family Y will of- fer swimming on week nights, Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 o'clock starting today. It is open to those 15 years of age and over and will have a nominal charge without re- gard to membership. Ken Spence, YM general sec- retary reported that this ser- vice was being offered due to the closing of the Fritz Sick Pool because of the city strike. ST. MARY'S ACW RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY 7 P.M, Parish Hall Cor. 6th Ave. 12th St. C. N. "Why are we in here and the kids are sitting out he asked. "I travel the streets, and talk to the kids, not in these clothes, of course. Why don't we talk to the kids instead of about Mr. Mulel soon rounded up 15 hippies and marched them in through the stately Hotel Van- couver where Queen Victoria stays on her stopovers in Van- couver, past the glittering Pa- cific Ballroom and seated them with the fifty delegates. There was apprehension, cur- iosity and even indifference, from the hippies at least. The most vocal member of the group was the young blonde who'd a_ct- ed out the little homecoming scene with the social worker. She'd left her home in New Brunswick several years before when in her words, "I came home one day when I was fif- teen all strung out on junk. My mother said 'get out, you slut.' So I left." She'd travelled across the country meeting up with vari- ous groups of people and living where and how she could. She brought us up to date on her life which included a jail term which she finished serving on April 11. "1 was busted for possession. Anyway, I called my mother, told her I was out, that I thought I was ready to try and stay pff junk, and that I wanted to come home. I thought I was ready to go back to school." "My mother said I couldn't come home. She said every- body's going to know you've been in jail. Everybody's going to know you've been taking drugs." While the consensus was that m o t h e rs everywhere would want to react the way in which the social worker had, it was also recognized that it doesn't always turn out that way. "Words have a way of cover- ing up was the way one worker expressed it. As the ice was broken the stories came out taking on a fa- miliar pattern of parent child relationships breaking down. One 20 year old said he was unable to accept his father's re- ligious convictions. "He put the pressure on and kept it on. I For all the Family LADIES' MEN'S TEENS' CHILDREN'S GREEN'S SHOES ON SIXTH STREET finally couldn't take any more. 1 just left." One young woman gave par- ental rule for her reason for liv- ing on the street, but she wasn't thrown out nor did she "just leave." "I was pregnant and my fam- ily agreed that I should go away and have the baby, and give it up for adoption. I didn't really want to give up my baby, be- cause I wanted it very much. "But I was trying to gain fa- vor with my parents so I did what they told me. I gave my baby up for adoption. "I went back home to live with my parents and to finish school. But my father didn't trust me to go anywhere. I couldn't ride to school on the bus with the other kids. He drove me right to the door. As if that weren't enough, he'd throw in some little parting shot like 'be good' or 'watch your- self, now' every day. "One day a boy asked me to go to a movie. He was a really nice boy, and when he to call for me I took him in to meet my father. "Do you know what he did? He asked this boy if he knew what he was letting himself in for by taking me out. He pro- ceeded to tell this nice guy who __