Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 s Society often reluctant to intervene over abuse PHILADELPHIA At any given moment in this a child is being so badly neglected or abused by his parents he may eventually die. Perhaps of or or or or or sexual assault. In the case of eight year old Robert it was starvation. He was brought to Temple University Hospital recently weighing only 33 DOA. Hospital officials said he had apparently not eaten well for months. Police said he has been regularly locked in a room at home without comfort or adequate nourishment. His mother and father have been charged with homicide. The immediate public reaction to such news is outrage directed at the parents. This is human and understandable. Statistics on child abuse are inadequately but a conservative estimate is that children are abused annually in the and at least die. Whatever the true the public is entitled to wonder what kind of fiends would perpetrate such horrors and degradations on helpless kids. Outrage Yet the full truth of the matter is that this same outraged public must share in the guilt for battered children. America is a nation which believes so deeply in the sanctity of parental authority that in a very real society does everything but light the cigarettes which MODERNIZE NOW WITH A CUSTOM BUILT Eliminate Scarred Walls and Scuffed Floors Save Valuable Space Save Legless base or pedestal table Can be built to fit any kitchen area anywhere in Alberto. THE NOOK 425-13th Street North Westminster Shopping Plaza Phone 329-0700 are so often pressed out on the stomachs of its children. is bound up in the heart of the says Proverbs the rod of correction shall drive it The majority of Americans follow this advice and will not interfere when others follow even to excess. The case of Robert DuBose is a good example. The people of Philadelphia had ample opportunity to step in and save the lad. The schools knew he was a habitual the welfare representatives knew he was strange and some neighbors even guessed he was being abused but no one intervened. There are several which together boil down to the strongest law of the land is By TOM TIEDE Fifth in a six-part series Knows as one Dubose neighbor thought something was funny. But I it's their To a large it's family matters in America are Neither the home nor the community could long stand if each private activity was made if every time the citizenry wanted it could barge through the front door of household business. Yet child advocates are beginning to question the historic closed door policy concerning discipline. In his psychologist Richard Farson. points out that use of physical violence has been eliminated from our attempts to correct the behavior of adults. It is even illegal to use force against animals. it is legally applied in the most cruel and abusive ways to Indeed. Bob Johnson of the school system says that corporal punishment was administered times in that city's high schools last times in junior high schools and more in the elementary grades. up to the principal what measures are taken. Usually the kids are swatted with a or a sometimes just with the Schools are not the only institutions practicing such abuse. The questionable concept of loco substitute parental control is incorporated in the programs of most children's organizations and shelters. Boy Scouts get cuffed. Mental patients are spanked. Incarcerated delinquents are often bandied about as punching bags. And rare is the home where the parents are thoughtful enough to employ alternative measures to get kids in here with horribly bruised says a resident at New York's Bellevue hospital. nothing to see blood Most of the corporal punishment leads to little else than bruised behinds. But according to David professor of Social Policy at Brandeis sense suggests that whenever corporal punishment is widely extreme cases will occur and children will be injured. Quite frequently acts aimed at merely disciplining because of chance turn into serious Gil believes that the social acceptance of corporal punishment provides the permissive climate in which genuine child abusers are created and thrive. And the abusers do thrive. Seldom are they exposed for their rarely are they reprimanded. Some psychologists see their virtual immunity from prosecution as a manifestation of an underlying citizen sympathy. Not that people like child but that they understand the beater's motives. Sentiment are not the easiest people to get along says one Philadelphia social parent or adult has not wanted to swat a brat at one time or Hence some sentiment that abusers are merely frsutrated discipliners gone out of control. Whatever they the abusers need help. In recent years a consensus has been building that most brutal parents are not thus in need of psychiatric or medical rehabilitation. To this end a number of including several very promising Parents Anonymous have formed to provide treatment. is a -caretaker says child abuse expert Dr. James Kent. you can't tie the tubes of every potential. So the only thing we can do is work on their The Child as pet You could be the winner of in Fabrics of your choice just come in and enter your name for the draw no purchase necessary Draw will be made June Rayon Knits Assorted Fabrics Poly-Cotton Knits Suiting Cotton Corduroy Polyester Rayon Prints YD Acrylics. MS. Blue only. T-shirt weight. YD Acrylic Plaid. 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All of these are being shown for non pregnant women by American designers. don't feel like I'm designing for pregnant just making beautiful says Lester designer for the started almost five years ago with the idea that expectant mothers should be able to find stylish 'clothes not just sacks. The company has grown from one boutique on Madison Avenue to 30 licensed shops across the United with a business that is triple the national average of maternity says President Richard Tiefer. The clothes suggest that nothing is off bounds for pregnant clingy wild purple velveteen pyjamas. They all seem to celebrate the state of coming motherhood. Pants run to Short dresses are to and long dresses to WeeWhimsv will be sent the original an her quote. jiend your child's quotation 10 this paper. HELP US TO HELP OTHERSl The Salvation Army Welfare Services NNd Clothing. Furnitun. Toys. Household Effects Call 328-2860 For Pickup Service OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. 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Modern Grade 3 Margaret Susan Nola Dahl Helen Kuzminski and Kim Ully highly Paula Susanna Margaret and Michele Poirier Grade 2 Margaret Susan Cooper and Kim Ully highly Connie Riske and Wendy Spoulos Shirley Konrad. Grade 1 Margaret Susan LeeAnn Margo Charmaigne Liana Lorelei Cindy Kamitomo Margaret Brenda Pamela Rose and Kim Ully highly Ruth Beard Karen Pearson Lianne Sorenson and Mary Viney Rae Ann Ingarfield. National Grade 2 Margaret Nola Dahl Paula Susanna Helen Michele Alison Stillwell and Kim Ully highly commended. Margaret Mills. Grade 1 Margaret Nola Dahl Paula Susanna Helen Margaret Michele Connie Pamela Wendy Spoulos. Diane Sheen Alison Stillwell and Kim Ully highly Lorelei Pamela Laureen McLaren and Jackie Rice Bronze medal Margaret Nola Dahl Paula Harper. Lorelei Susanna Helen Margaret Michele Connie Riske and Wendy Spoulos Family role important to wife of moderator Phetw J27.RM4 By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer Jewel wife of the Canadian United Church had a churchless childhood. Educated in a one-room school in Mrs. McLeod's Dr. Rev. served as resident physician for a major oil company. There were no Protestant churches in the town so her mother along with other Protestant mothers ordered Sunday School material by mail for their off-spring. The only time the family worshipped formally was when a United Church minister or Mrs. McLeod's Anglican priest grandfather paid them a visit. had never seen a prayer book until I stayed at an Anglican boarding school in Toronto when I came to Canada to attend high she said. But Mrs. McLeod feels what she lacked in formal church training was captured through her good home influence. Perhaps that is why Mrs. McLeod and her moderator husband put such emphasis on home influence today. family is the most important thing to she said. husband and I are very involved with our own and the church The McLeod's have made a point of taking their three 12 and on as many presbytery visits as possible. Daughter Laurie accompanied them on their current visit to including Lethbridge. Jewel McLeod's four Toronto home has that she says. She likes it that way. Her children's posters grace the kitchen cupboards and walls. can be painted frequently but the wonderful years of childhood can never be she said. She feels the same about her front lawn. can always grow green grass but never relive your Call 327-4348 For Rapid Pick-Up Reserve A Luxury Accommodation For Your Luxury Fur Today We have the finest vaults to care for your furs and expert consultants to make sure they stay luxurious. tstlmatM on fur remodelling cleaning repairing. 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