Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, November 30, 1974 Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I'm concerned about my 11-year- old son. HP odd httle habits which may mean nothing, but they persist and seem to be getting worse For example: Bob inten- tionally wears one sock inside out Whenever I mention it, he pretends it was "an ac- cident." He also must have the window shades in his bedroom exactly arranged so there is approximately one inch of light coming through the bottom before he goes to bed When he eats, he separates the food on his plate so nothing is touching anything else I have seen him do this repeatedly Also, before he eats, he lines up his silverware in a perfect row These quirks make me un- easy Last night for the first time I discussed the subject with my husband He said, "They don't bother me. If they bother you, just tell the kid to stop the nonsense." Ann, do these quirks mean anytying' If so, what should I do about it7 Thanks for your help No Name, Please Dear N.N.: Many people have compulsive habits small peculiarities known only to themselves (Remember "If I step on a crack, I'll break my mother's These "quirks" are rooted in fear and insecurity. To tell a child (or an adult) to stop the nonsense" rarely does any good. More than will power is needed. Take your son to a specialist for psychological testing and learn the extent of his insecurity. Your physician' can direct you The boy may need more help than you can give him Dear Ann Landers: You settled an argument for us last year and everyone was satisfied. Now will you please help us again9 A long-time friend of ours was so proud he could hardly stand it. His wife gave birth to their first child a baby girl. This friend (I'll call him Paul) handed my dad a cigar. Dad took it and said "thanks." Paul then gave a cigar to my uncle. My uncle said, "No thanks, I don't smoke." After that, my dad said, "Neither do and returned his cigar. Paul looked very hurt. I say both men should have kept the cigars whether they smoke or not. Yes or no9 J. Dear J.: A cigar is a traditional symbol of a new father's joy and should always be accepted. Dear Ann Landers: I'll keep it short in the hope you will print my answer in the paper Can a girl who has been on the pill for 15 years have normal children when she goes off the pill9 Thanks for your help. J. K. Dear J. K.: If you've been on the pill for 15 years, you started a year before it went on the market, in 1960. Many doctors take their patients off the pill after five or six years because the long- term side effects are (as of now) unknown. Some women ask to be taken off the pill because they begin to gain weight, feel become hypertensive, notice fluid retention or become alarmed by skin blemishes. A woman who has been on the pill for several years might have some difficulty getting pregnant, but there is no evidence that the pill produces abnormal children. Got those wedding bell blues over costs guest list what to wear and other details? Ann Landers' com- pletely new "The Bride's Guide" will help. For a copy, send a dollar bill, plus a long, self addressed, stamped envelope (20c postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 3346, Chicago, Illinois 60654. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A S100 Nickoit Siago ptiyid for till won Sitintoy (Hus Niirttr jickpots JACKPOTS NOW and 5 Cards for or each (Located Next to No. 1 Fireball) Tuesday, Wiiilniiiilii) Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Living Color PORTRAIT only 'Plus Handling Bobtcs children adults groups I Special of each person singly only 88tf, plus 50tf handling Groups SI 00 per person, plus one 50< handling Select from finished pictures in radian) black and white and living color. Bonus quality "Guaranteed Satisfaction." Limit one Special per child. Fast delivery courteous service. Senior Citizens Invited Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to p.m. County Fair Shopping on MagrMh Drhrt Open 9-30 m to 6 p m ThurMtoy ffMff 9 30 to S p m 3J8-8171 JACKIE PACK FASHIONING WOODEN TOY Deaf girl potential competition skater By AL HARVIN New York Times Service NEW YORK Even if she was not black, young Adnenne America would be an unusual phenomenon in the world of figure skating. She is also deaf "Up until now she has always competed against nor- UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX BINGO Permit No. 021990 SUNDAY, DECEMBER p.m. EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. 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But although Adnenne, or Tiny, as she is known because she was so small (a two pound at birth, and because she is still not as tall as others her age 8 cannot hear normal speech, she attends the St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx, is fast learning to read lips and can make herself un- derstood vocally How does she compare with other deaf skaters7 Well the World Games for the Deaf, scheduled for Lake Placid. N.Y., Feb. 2 through 8. has in- vited her and three of the best deaf skaters in the country to participate "I think this is the eighth winter games for the deaf, but they've never had figure skating before." says Mrs. America. "At first they told me the skating might be a demonstration, but later they said it would be a competition, so I don't know now "I don't know how she com- pares with other deaf skaters her age. because she is the only deaf pupil I've ever had." says Fred Rowan, the pro at Riverdaie nnk in the Bronx, where Tiny has taken her skating lessons the past two years "But among normal skaters her own age she does very weJJ Her mam problem is memorization, but 1 have a bad memory myself What makes memorization a critical problem for Adnenne is that she does not hear the music she's skating to. so Rowan has to wnte down the movements and the beats and gel her to memorize them so no one can tell she is not skating to the music "If she misses a slop or falls down, she's lost until FnJ gives her the says Mrs America, who usually spends Saturday and Sunday with Adnenne at the rink from Sam to 4 p m Clearview Farm toys created by local woman Clearview Farm toys smell just like a forest. They're cute and clunky, unspoiled by paint or plastic doo dads. And they're sturdy enough to withstand vigorous use You won't find them in department stores or commercial mail order catalogues. It's not quite that easy to get a Clearview toy But it's worth the effort just ask any child who has one Clearview Farm toys are the creation of 27 year old Jackie Pack, a self avowed wood freak. Nothing makes her happier than being up to her eyebrows in sawdust and wood chips She raves about the beauty of wood grain and the "mysteries" of fir. She dis- covered her talent for toys just over a year ago and since then has made dozens of lovable wooden ducks that bobble along the floor when you pull them, scores of trains, trucks, tug boats, blocks, and letters of the alphabet A former Lethbndge resident, Ms. Pack works wonders with wood in an old house that she's converted to a workshop on a farm west of Raymond where she and her family live. Clearview toys reflect family enterprise her husband Ron taught her "all she knows" about woodworking and her two and one half year old son Ryan "torture tests" all the toys she creates. "He's Ms Pack says of her son, "so if toys withstand his attentions, I know they're sturdy." "It began about a year she recalls, "when I wanted to make a birthday present (wooden blocks and a boat) for a little guy I know It took me ages to get the first plans just right, and then I sort of went crazy after that She so badly wanted to try making the toys that she got no rest until she actually ex- perimented and began producing items She's had no formal training in art, drafting or woodworking. The only germ for what is obviously a very marketable talent probably comes from her father. "Dad was always an extremely good woodworker, but I never took much of an interest in it as a child, and he never really taught me the she says. "I guess now he's secretly sort of proud that I've taken it up." Most of the wooden toys are based on original designs by Ms. Pack. "A few are our adaptation of other she admits with characteristic candor. The toys are hand- made of fir or pine and pegged together with birch or maple dowelling. Wheels are made from oak and axles from birch "to guarantee a strong support system Ms Pack will replace any toys that break under normal use, but devotes such care to their making breakage seems unlikely. She started out working with the simplest of hand hammer, saw and screwdriver but since then has acquired a drill, power saw and belt sander She begins with a two by four timber hate to use any lumber with cracks and lets the grain and texture of the wood determine the shape and nature of the toy. By now she's accumulated a number of wooden patterns for her most successful toys Once it's cut out, the toy is sanded and assembled Dipping in oil 'finishes' the toys and brings out the grain and textue of the wood. "I guess the duck's my says Ms. Pack "He's so human I try not to give all the toys specific names and I make the shapes slightly abstract so children can use their imagination when playing with them." "I have had orders from day care centres in Calgary, says Ms. Pack, "but not that many people know about me yet People only seem to buy my toys after they've seen them." She takes both individual and group orders and says she's "ahead of the game" because she has a supply of toys made now. Prices range from 75 cents to but many toys are moderately priced at and Toys, she says, should above all give a child pleasure and should educate "in a fun way." Community calendar The Carse Long Section of St. Augustine's will hold its Christmas party at 6 15 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Ena Turner, 601, 1941 Mayor Magrath Drive. The Whirl A Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch Southmmster square dance learners group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday m Southminster Hall Women are asked to br- ing a pie. The Minus One Club will hold a Christmas party and gift exchange for members at 8 p m Monday in Southminster Hall. The gift should be appropriate for men or women and costing no more than The regular monthly meeting of the Women's Federation will be held at p.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church The history department of the Mathesis Club will meet at the home of Mrs. W. L. Thompson, 526 16th St at 2.30 p m. Tuesday. McKillop UCW units will meet as follows Carefoot Unit, 8 p.m. Monday with Mrs J G Beierle, 1816 26th St. S.; Rosaine Unit, 2 p.m. Tuesday with Mrs H. A Madill, 2310 22nd Ave. S.; Bevan Unit, a.m. Wednesday at Ericksen's; Haszard Unit, 6 p.m. Wednes- day with Mrs. R. A. Lyckman, "2514 14th Ave. S Reed Unit, 6 30 p.m Thursday at the Golden Bridge Restaurant; and Liska Unit, 8 p.m. Satur- day with Mrs. Ann Bradshaw, 2133 9th Ave. B S. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. ANNUAL CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA Dr. F. H. Mewburn O.B.E. Chapter I.O.D.E. in Christmas Flowers" Courtesy of Kyoto Shigirwro and Stall Frache Bros. Wed., Dec. 4th p.m. Prizes Each Hour Admission 50C Take No 5 Bus to Frache's Greenhouse 20th St. and 7th Ave. North F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. SCardsfoM.OO or 25c Each Three 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Games and Free Cardi DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money QOtrmmtK WHERETO BUY YOUR UNICEF GREETING CARDS SAFEWAY IGA PIANO CENTRE LETHBRIDGE FAMILY "Y" UNIVERSITY of LETHBRIDGE L.C.C. 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