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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THI 11THMIDOI HRAID October If, 24-year reunion for Australians By JUDY TUMC Staff Writer "God must be watching over you here" was but one of the comments made by Mrs. Dor- othy Spence, a visitor in the city from Brisbane, Australia. She and her sister, Mrs. Emily Bunney, also of Bris- bane, arrived here Oct. 1 to see then- brother, Albert King, who left Australia 24 years ago. The happy family reunion has been marked with many late evenings of 'do you re- member' and days of being shown the sights of Lethbndge and area. They have visited Waterton Park, Logan Pass, Cranbrook, and are planning trips to Jas- per and Great Falls. "I've travelled the length and breadth of Australia but this country has the most beautiful scenery we have no pine trees at home, and no forests like I've seen here. Just beauti- ful" said Mrs. Spence. She has found many differ- ences in life style while here, and decidedly "hates pumpkin pie." Her tastes in food are quite different and she is en- countering difficulties m ad- Status meet on Thursday The Women of Unifarm will present an open meeting on the Status of Women report Thurs- day at St. Augustine's parish hall from 1-4 p-m. The meeting is open to all in- terested persons. A presenta- tion on the status report will be given by Mrs. Maisie Jacobsen. justing to Canadian dishes. Being a housewife, Spence naturally became inter- ested in comparing food prices and said she "can't imagine why everyone isn't a vegetar- ian will) the price of meat." Fashions here are very sim- ilar to those in Australia but she has found her clothes much too warm to wear during In- dian summer. "Now it's getting cooler, I'd like to gad about out- side without a jacket, but I'm sure the neighbors would think I was crazy." During her stay, Mrs. Spence has had many first-time expe- riences. Our "back to front" driving system has left her shaken and apprehensive about getting into a car. "I was terri- fied that we'd be hit the first time we turned a comer way out on the other side of the street it makes my blood run cold, and I can't bear to look whenever we turn one now." Seeing her first snowfall was a more pleasant experience and she thought it was thrill- ing. The idea for the trip has been waiting a long time to see itself through. It became a reality af- ter Mrs. Spence and her hus- band sold their house and she bought a ticket to Canada. Her sister, who had the same desire to see their brother, spent six months saving her money in order to make the trip. They will return to then- southern home at the end of the month. "I can go back contorted and know that my brother is safe, happy and has a lovely family. I'll spend the rest of my life devoting time to my grand children and be a very happy Aussie." High-rise living for pensioners VICTORIA (CP) A study of elderly pensioners living in a high-rise apartment building in Hamilton may have found lone- liness, fear and isolation to be She dominant characteristics, but in pensioners in a 17-storey say they appreciate ineir surroundings. The Hamilton study, by pen- sioner Morris Siiber on an Op- portunities for Youth grant, said senior citizens in the apartment building didn't get to know their neighbors and remained cut off from one another. In Victoria, a 357-unit 17-sto- rey building for oldsters has just opened, and most reactions are favorable. Residents find the loss of their homes and gar- dens more than made up by the sauna, swimming pool, recrea- tion rooms, and the gorgeous view from their balconies. One elderly woman, just moved into a bright, airy suite, was told that the Hamilton study found elderly tenants in tall apartment buildings were less active than pensioners who lived in their own homes. PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Up.lairl) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. "Naturally, people who have a nice place are going to stay in it more, but that's Hamilton and I know it well. Ninety below in winter 90 above in summer wants to go out? "The retired are a different breed in Victoria. There's so much coming and going that they ought to put in revolving doors." She said she thought the height would bother her "but now I just feel closer to God." Seventy-seven per cent of those interviewed in the Hamil- ton study, although they com- plained of loneliness and isola- tion, felt their high-rise suites to be better, or much better, than their former dwellings. "You need to be near the shops, the doctor's office, the plumbers and the rest. Many, too, feel a need to be in the centre of things, near the li- brary, the theatres, the churches, the parks and squares, the Silver Threads (an old-age'recreation new or old friends of your own age." She said it's "just impossible" to find a decent apartment or a room in Victoria. Hundreds of retired "five in airless, cheer- less cubicles" paying as much rent as the new residents of the high-rise. "Well, this building w the al- ternative. There isn't one of us in here who doesn't thank God that it was buUt or who doesn't wish there could be a dozen more like it." LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. LE i run BINGO IN THE EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. JACKPOT 54 NUMBERS WK CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th and 12th) In 7 NO CHILDREN UNDER U LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 8 p.m. JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 51 NUMBERS OR LESS (Incoming numbir ptr until wtn) lit GAME JACKPOT 5th GAME (X) 10th GAME 11ACKOUT IN 51 NUMIIRS M IKI MEMORIAL HAU fUMIC MEMBERS AND GUESTS NORMANDY IOUNCI Childrtn undtr Sponurtd by ladlti Auiillory Kosygin's daughter and PM's wife interested in new housing project OTTAWA (CP Mrs. Lud- milla Gvishiani, daughter of So- viet Premier Alexei Kosygin, toured a housing project with Margaret Tnuleau, wife of the prime minister. They spent about threc-quartr ers of an hour at Rothwell Vil- lage, which includes homes valued at each and 60 condominium units. "Mrs. Gvishiani was quite in- terested in seeing the finishing of the houses and appeared im- pressed with the said Donald Hagan, sales manager for Campeau Co. Ltd., who ac- companied the women. He said she was "quite knowl- edgeable" about housing and seemed especially interested in the insulated glass windows and plastic laminated counter tops. She had not seen such counter tops before. Mrs. Gvishiani, wearing a maroon suit, and Mrs. Trudeau, in a fawn-colored midi-lcngth coat, arrived at the project in a large black limousine along with three cars bearing RCMP and Russian security men. Other members of the party were Mrs. It. A. D. Ford, wife of the Canadian ambassador to Russia, a n d Mrs. Boris Mi- roshnichcnko, wife of the Rus- sian ambassador to Canada. They were shown around the project by Marcel Lalandc, Campeau's senior vice-president of housing, and Mr. Hagan. "They wanted to keep it as relaxed as Mr. Hagan said. The visit had just been ar- ranged over the weekend after Mrs. Gvishiani expressed a wish to see seme Canadian homes. While Premier Kosygin's itin- erary was prepared well in ad- vance and printed, there is no official itinerary for his daugh- ter. A spokesman at the external affairs operations centre said licr program is more informal, allowing her to use her free Soap away One hundred pounds of molel and hotel soap leftovers have been collected by the Unitarian Service Committee's Charlotte- town branch for shipment io Korea, where soap is scarce and expensive for the poorest. USC headquarters is at 56 Sparks Sireet, Ottawa. AT RECEPTION Margaret Trudeau wife of the Canadian prime minister, joins Ludmilla Gvishiani, daughter of Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, at reception in Ottawa. Mrs. Gvishiani is accompanying her father on an eight-day tour of Canada. HEIP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR tEAVi At 412 lit AVE. S. time u she wishes. He did not know her plans, which are evi- dently arranf ed on a day-to-day basts. THE BETTbK HALF By Bob Barnes "Are those VAROOMS1 coming from you or FALL TEA BAZAAR Thursday, Oct. 21st 2 to 5 p.m. ODDFELLOWS HALL 5 St. and 4 Ave. S. ADMISSION 50c DOOR PRIZE Sponsored By Dominion Rebekoh No. XI AGT, part of At AGT your dimes buy more than conversation Last year, to keep Alberta's telephones ringing we spent over 100 million dollars. That's about a month per telephone, or 2V4 times your monthly phone rental fee. Last year we paid more than 46 million dollars to pretty important people. Our employ- ees. They in turn spent a lion's share of that money right here in Alberta. Last year our 890 vehicles used over a million gallons of gas. We ordered everything from pens, pencils and paper to giant-sized build- ings right here in Alberta. We even paid over two million dollars in property taxes. What does it all mean to you? Well, every time you spend even a dime with AGT, someone else benefits. Because, when we spend money in Alberta, or when our employees spend money in Alberta, other Albertans are on the receiv- ing end. And that helps keep Alberta's economy rolling ahead. AT AGT YOUR DIMES DO BUY MORE THAN CONVERSATION AGTT ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;