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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIPOE HERALD Wodncldoy, November 4, 1970 ji Ozocii Visils Letlibrklgo Family 25 Days To Last Lifetime For Father-Son Wl Jly JIAHfLVN ANDEKSON lU'riitil Family scarcely one (lay for c v n r y year absence, a young vistlor is actjuaim- ing himselt wilh a father lie has hardly nicl. Dranko Mikula, 23, whose home is near Bratislava Czechoslovakia, has So days Canada to mwl his Tony, and his father's second family. Brsuko was only a year- old when his fallicr lefl Czechoslo- vakia to e.scype military repri- sals, and although (hey iiave been allowed to wile in recent years, the two have not seen each olher for 22 years. Since April Branlra has been [Czechoslovakia and nin for availing lo obtain approval lor a visa, and Hie Jtikula family [eels thai only Branko's mar- riage in May made it possible [or him lo leave Ihc country. With a wife still in Czecho- slovakia, government officials can be fairly ceiiain of iiis re- turn. Branko speaking with his fnther as inlcrprcl'T, said lie doesn't ever expect lo be al- lewed lo come to Canada again. One of Branko's favorite pas- times since he arrived in Lo-lh- jridge has been (o visit Hie car lots, old and new. He joked that any car on the auto wrecking ots would be repaired in another 10 years. Touring one such Jol, he said it would make liim a millionaire at home. Most Czechs must wait two years for a car, and it must he paid [or in advance, Former stale secretary Alex- ander Dubcek lives in Brati- slava, said Branko, and al- though lie may lie seen in the he is conlinually under people is described by Branko as very lo'.v. For Tony Miknla, lu's son's trip has healed a [civ wounds, lie has noiv been reunited, il only [Or a short time, with both of (he children he forced (o leave behind. His daughter, Eva, visited Canada in August 13GU and re- lumed lo Czechoslovakia Hie day before the Russian inva- nunrd. Eva was born Hirer: lie added that not everyone I months atttr her father's es- is aware of Dubcck's presence cape. and lliat stories arc Uiat Czechoslovakia's Six months aflcr Mr. Mik- ida's hasty departure from Czechoslovakia, Branko and Sva's mother died in prison. The children were raised by Iheir grandmother, who is now 80, Mr. Mktila knows he will reminded at some leuglh of things he was not to lalk about. Travel between Iron Curtain countries is not difficult. Spe- cial permission is needed [or U.S.S.ll. or Yugoslavia, but the rest ilo not even require a visa. When asked to compare life in Ihe two countries, Brtinko replied that it was simply com- munism versus capitalism. He likes Canadian stores with their variety and abundance of goods. In Czechoslovakia items cannot be handled. One either buys or does not touch. Clerks, lie saici, are more willing In help here. Shopping lias centred around gills for liis wife and sister. He wants to get a sealskin jacket [for his wife like one Era bought never be able to return to his homeland. He said secret ser- ice men circulated at his son'? edding, speculating that Der- laps they expected him to re- turn. Even when Eva was leav- ing for Canada in Ihe .uggeslion was made in Czecho- slovakia that perhaps her father would return with tier. He unhappily accepts Hie cir- cumstances that may never permit him to see these two children again. Emigration Irorn Czechoslo- vakia is not permitted. Bran- ko, Eva, and their families would have to escape across the border to freedom. Visas are granted at the sole discre- tion of the minister of the in- terior and the amount o[ time is dictated as well. Branko had asked for 48 days in Canada Such a waste! In Czechlo50vokiay Branko would be a millionaire with all this raw material, but was given 25 only, ajid then when she was here. He's also admired sealskin boots, and blue jeans. Since his wife is expecting their first child in January and Eva now has a Ihree-monlh-old son. lie's looking for bnby clothes of which there's a short- age and diapers, of which therp are none at all. He knows the popular songs ot Ihe western world, likes Ca- nadian hockey, doesn't like hamburgers, and thinks our Canadian university students may have "lw> much" freedom, even though they have none at all at home. The mountains, western In- dians. "everything in Branko wants to see while he's liere and he may just as well. It's a fact of life, for him, [hat once the Iron Curtain falls there may never be a repeat, There's a lot of topics lo cover in the 22 years son Branko, visiting here from Czechoslovakia. nee Tony Mikula, lefl, has seen his Sorority Celebrates 25 Years Letbbridge and Taber Chap-1 raptor Chapter. Preceptor Eta Woman 'Born Again' After Sex Operation TORONTO (CP) A 24- year-old Toronto office worker flew to New York as a man, but returned as a woman. Nora her real a four-hour operation in New York which changed her sex physically and legally. "It's like being horn again." said Nora, who has spent the last few months learning how to live as a woman. "It's difficult and confusing to acquire a whole new set of hab- its, mannerisms and attitudes practically overnight. "Sometimes I still find myself FALL SHOES AT AVENUE From heel lo toe ond bacV again Curves are beauli- iul Jn shoes like these Nclur- alirer Curved at lh> heel, rounded at the toe, i musl for your Foil and Winter 'Wardrobe. LISA Block Palenl Dress Shoe PAIR Jus! two of fhe many exciling new clylcs from Nalurolizer low of Avenucl Shoes cxperlly filled by "MASTER SHOE FITTERS" hoei well filled are price- Mi insleod of being priced tessl OPFN Till 9 P.M. TrlURS. and FBI. NIGHTSI AVENU SHOES McFARLAND B1DG., LETHBRIDGE waiting for a woman io step out of an elevator, opening a door for a woman or getting up when z woman enters the room. I at- tract a lot of puzzled looks." Nora practises every day how to walk and move like a woman. "A man's walk is sloppy ant she said, "jie jus lumbers or lopes along, taking large steps. A woman has t< walk daintily, taking small She also practises such ma noeuvres as getting out of a chair or bending over to pick up something. "'Because of miniskirts, you have to be careful." DISLIKES FEMINISTS She said she enjoys the close friendship she finds many women form with one another. But the one type of woman dislikes is the kind oftes foioid in movements such as women's liberation. "There's a great deal of dif- fer e n c e between men and women and I won't support a movement which apparently feels that they're almost alike." The man-woman relationship also has presented ATora with some problems. "You discover a lot of things about men that you never real ized before. Perhaps Ihe most prominent is that a lot of men are constantly focused on they have a one-track mind. LlMost women have learned over the years how Jo say no to a man wilhoutr offending him. I'm working at it right now She said she would like to many some day, but would tell the man about her history be- she can never have children. ORDER RECEIVED Receiving the Order of the Rose were left to right, Mrs. Jocn Robinson, Mrs. Butty Grigg ana1 Mrs. Barbara Thornru'JI. Unable to allend was Dorothy Frame. MANY INDIANS BLIND NEW DELHI (AP) There re 15 million blind people in world and one-third of them BRIDGE PARTY PLANS Lelhbridge Y's Menettes have concluded arrangements for Ihe j are Indians, said K. K, Shah, Jridge and Whist Party lo be minister for health and family leld in mid-November. I planning. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at PM Jockppl in 53 in 7 Numbers fifri 12 Games Doubted In 7 Numbers 5 Ccirds II 00 2 FREE GAMES FSEE CARDS _ DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSOSED BY THE LOYAL ORDER Of MOOSE WE NOW HAVE A COMPLETE SELECTION OF SWEATERS SLACKS wonderland fuiliions live in, making on eighl- ender or Taking a irek through a snowy lane, you wonf here, Browse soon. PRIMROSE SHOP 313 Alh St. S. Phone 327-2244 OPEN THURSDAY Till 9 P.M. "FASHION WITH A FIAIR" THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes fhaf's the public is crying for nowadays TALEN TI" HAVE YOU SEEN IT? The largo selection of GIFT WARE, CHINA WARE and JEWELLERY Now on Display in THE IRRESISTABLE ROOM 304, on ifie second floor, to save you more. SANDY'S JEWELLERY (D.B.A. MEMBER) Upstairs 304 Slh St. S. Phono 327-4625 p ters Bcla Sigma Phi joincc Tuesday to celebrate the soror ity's 25th anniversary at a tan quet held at the Marquis Hotel New pledges were Violet Me Arthur, Gwendolyn Clu'p m a n Weljte Gouw, Patricia Waddl .and Dorothy Kan-en, Upsilon Taber; Claudia Prince, ]one Dergou Kappa; Ritual of Jewels Kathy Humphrey, Dorothy Ma theson; Lynn Doran, Ilonna Palmer, Sigma; Ritual of Jew els, Edith Bosch; Janice Dean, Susan Barnes Elizabeth Schrociler, Tan Chap- ter's Eituat of Jewels; Xi Iota'5 pledges, Mildred Liitwiclr, Dor olhy Nixey and Betty Reimer. Four members of the sorority were presented will the Order of the Rose, the highest degree in Beta Sigma Phi. Receiving the award were Joan Robinson, Belty Grigg, Barbara Thornhill and Dorothy Frame who was unable to be present. Charter members -who ware, honored are Joyce Tves and Is- obe! Wray. Vita, Scientia, Amicitia, life, learning and friendship, the motto of the Beta Sigma P h i sororities is the centre of this Greek letter society's activities. The sorority was founded in 393L in Abilene, Kansas, sored by Walter W. Ross and Co. Inc. This year's theme is Light Many Lamps. Lethbridge has three Ritual of Jewels Chapters. Kappa was organized in 1945-16 thus the chapter is celebrating its 25th anniversary, In 1950 Sigma Chapter was formed and a city council was installed fo promole and plan sorority organization. Kappa's contribution to the 25th annivers a ry celebrations was a Taber Chapter, Upsilon. Sigma's contribution was Lefh- brirlge's Tau chapter. After five years in Hitual of Jewels, a member receives a degree and moves to an Exem- plar chapter of which there are two in Lethbridge, Xi Nu and Xi Iota, and one in Taber, Xi Xi. The final and third degree after another five years is Pre- was formed in the city in Forming Iho receiving line for the celebrations were Mrs. Ed- die Logan, council president and Girl of Ihe Year; An el r e y Baines, city council sponsor, Joan Robinson, City Council ad- visor, and June Crighton, vice- president. ft J P LI cLocal The Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Auxiliary, affil- iated with the Provincial and National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in Room 1 (formerly Room of the Civic Sports Centre. A report of the annual tea and bazaar will be given as well as other impor- tant business discussed. Tea hostesses will be Mrs, E. Hous- ley and Mrs, Winnie Janes. Members and friends welcome. Members of Ihe Chinook Pen- sioners and Senior Citizens Or- ganization are asked to meet at St. Basil's Church at a.m. on Thursday to attend the fu- neral service for the lale Mrs. Ilda Kola v The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club will sponsor a dance in the Assumption School, 24ih St. Mth Ave. S., Saturday at p.m. with the live music of the Westerner's Orchestra. Everyone invited. Southminster 1ICW will hold its general meeting in the church lounge on Thursday at 2 p.m. D. K. Walker will speak on Cultivating the Critical Capa- city. The GalbraKh Unit will be hostesses. Everyone is very vvcl- Christian Science testim o n y meeting Wednesday, in church auditorium, 1203 4lli AVC. S. All are welcome. 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