Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, Otlobe, 19, 1971 TH! LETHBRIDGf HERALD 13 Ann Landers School for aged Japan experiment DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a girl, 16. Last year one of my best friends was raped, fn June my eight-year-old sister was approached by a child molestcr. Last month one of my older sister's friends was beaten up while walking home from work in broad daylight. And so on. I want to take guitar lessons which would require a 12- block walk- We live in a good part of town but my parents say NO! They don't want me walking anywhere alone after dark. So, O.K., I won't take guitar lessons. I can't walk 12 lousy blocks for something I've wailed three years for. Thank you, world! Somewhere there is Love and Peace and Beauty and Truth. Somewhere people live simple, decent lives Somewhere people don't have guns in the house they don't even lock their doors. Somewhere a person can walk cfown the street at night and not be scared to death that he will be hit over the head. Or shot. Perhaps Love and Truth are too much to ask. But is SAFETY? Someone must be reached. Please help me. I don't understand. -A Girl In Kansas. DEAR GIRL: Somewhere, you say? I'd like to know where that place is. It used to be that the small towns were safe. But no 'more. What can we do? There are no easy answers, but I can make one suggestion which is closely related to the problems you listed. We can demand that our legislators pass tougher gun laws. Today almost every nut and his cousin has a gun. If the laws had been changed ten years ago -I can think of some great Americans who might be alive today. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am not a complainer, and I have a fairly good relationship with almost everyone I know, but this one girl who works in our office drives me loony. She is a lively person, talks a lot, laughs a lot, and always has a story to tell complete with gestures. Whenever she talks to me she always manages to give me a hard sock and I am sick of it. I've told her a dozen times to keep her hands to herself but it doesn't do any good. Every time she relates an incident she hits me or she'll give me a Jab in the ribs with her elbow and ask, "Get I am desperate for some advice on how to put an end to her galling habit. Please help me. and Blue In Canada DEAR B AND B.: Hit her back. I'm not kidding. The best way to break her of this unconscious habit is to let her know immediately that you don't care to be pummeled. After she gets socked in return (a tap; not a haymaker) she'll cut it out. Confidential to How? How? There is no one way, but here's a simple suggetion. Make yourself important to someone. H just one person needs you, that's enough. WORLD OF SHOES 317A SIXTH STREET SOUTH KITAKYUSIIU (Reuter) Elderly women in southern Japan are battling the loneli- ness and mental decay of ad- 'ancing age by going back to school. For the last five months they lave been back at the class- room desks of their youth in an experimental "old women's uni- versity" established in this in- dustrial port city. The university has just held its first graduation ceremony [or several hundred students whose ages ranged from 60 to I. Two women were over 80, an- other 48 were in their seventies, while the remainder of the 300- strong class were over 60. There were more than 400 ap- plicants when the university ad- vertised ils classes, and enthusi- asm ran high throughout the course. caleiidi oj- local happening Some of the women had to travel long distances for many hours, but never missed a class. The students were divided into two in tlw morning and the other in the afternoon. Each class studied the first and third Thursday of each month. They attended lectures in so- cial studies, life planning, laws affecting the elderly, environ- mental pollution, foreign lan- guages, the generation gap, medical science for the elderly and social fashion. babysitting while she goes lo to her hriilge Diane Pike announces plan for spiritual university l.I.VDA DEUTSCII a firm handshake and ana out of- town The regular meeting of 60 Plus club of the First United Church will be Friday 2 p.m. Hostesses are Mrs. B. Short- house and Mrs. V. Rhodes. A good attendance is requested. The Lethbridge Women's In- stitute will hold the regular monthly meeting in Southmin- ster Church lounge Wednesday at p.m. Motto: Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. Roll Call: Articles for Unitarian Services. Tea hos- tesses will be Mrs. E. Brown and Mrs. E. Hunt. Members are please asked to note change of place. Christian Science testimony meeting Wednesday p.m. in church auditorium, 1203 4 Ave. South. Everyone welcome. St. Patrick's Home and School Association will meet Tuesday 8 p.m. in St. Patrick's School. A film, Lifestyle, will be shown. Mayor A. C. Anderson will officially open the annual Hal- loween 'Tea and Bazaar of the Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Auxiliary which will lie held in the Civic Sports Centre on Saturday Oct. 30 from 2 to p.m. Welcoming the guests will be the Auxiliary President Mrs. Harriet Cunningham, National Secretary Mrs. Marion God- dard and Mrs. A. A, Neddow, wife of the former national treasurer. Sharing pouring honors will be Mrs. A. C. Anderson, Mrs. W. J. Gamble, Mrs. Capl. H. Cobb, Mrs. Capt. K. Bayers, Alderman Mrs. Vera Ferguson and Mrs. Dale Martin. A variety of handwork, sew- ing and novelties will be avail- able for the Christinas shopper. A special feature will be large aprons for the older ladies. A bake table and a good raffle will also be featured. Afternoon lunch will be pumpkin pie served with whipped cream, or apple pie served with cheese. Tea, coffee and cocoa. A very worthwhile door prize will be drawn for at the conclusion of the afternoon. Dominion Rebekah Lodge No. 41 will hold the annual tea and bazaar Thursday in the Odd- fellows Hall. Convenor will be Mrs. Edna Determan and pourers Mrs. N. Dupen, Mrs. Burns Liitle, Mrs. M. McLean and Mrs. Ernie Risler. Cashier will IK Mrs. Mary Oswald; raffle. Mrs. Myrtle Coaker; bake table, Mrs. Helen McNab and Mrs. Chris Willis; sewing table, Mrs. Margaret Schoening and Mrs. William Rea. clear, blue-eyed gaze notes that though she feels she has bad spiritual contact with Pike since his death, she won't, pur- sue the field of psychic pheno- mena. bad never intended to do Dial she says "although we Iry to keep track of what is going on in the psy- chic field. I don't have any psychic gifts myself." Before their marriage. Diane and Pike collaborated on a book, The Other Side, which ing me guidance in my life." I told of Pike's belief that he i says Mrs Pike "My hope is had contact with his dead son i that Jim is involved in work of I through mediums and psychic his own if his spirit survived, phenomena "He's not in it with me any- The hook marked a peak of more. 1 have to take responsi-1 controversy i n Pike's stormy biiity for what I do." I clerical career. A bishop of Cal- SANTA BARBARA, Calif- Two years after Epis- copal Anglican Bishop James A. Pike's death in the Judean Desert, bis attractive young widow wbo survived the wilder- ness ordeal is setting out on a spiritual venture of her own. Diane Kennedy Pike is aware that in many minds she is still linked with her husband's be- lief, while alive, that he'd com- municated with his dead son through spiritual mediums. "People ask me if Jim is giv- Wbaf she is doing now is sell- ing the Santa Barbara hillside home the couple shared as new- lyweds in 19611 and preparing to move to Denver Colo. There ifornia for eight years, he drew vide attention for sometimes radical ideas on theology which he expressed in numerous books. she plans to launch what she The Pikes were married in calls "a sort of free university j December, 1968, over the ob- of the spirit, a place where jections of the Bishop of Call- groups and individuals', can forma, C. Kilmer Myers. Pike Y.W.C.A. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT. Girls' Junior Gymnastics Ages 8 to 12 Held at ALLAN WATSON SCHOOL TUESDAYS 7 TO 8 P.M. WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAYS TO P.M. AGNES DAVIDSON SCHOOL SATURDAYS 10 TO 11 A.M. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL THE Y.W.C.A. 327-2284 groups come to learn about spiritual things." GROUPS TO MERGE The Bishop Pike Foundation, which she has run since her husband died in September, 1969, will merge with a lay reli- gious group. The Fransisters, which has a retreat centre in Denver. Mrs. Pike, 33, a tall blonde was 55: Diane, a former Meth- odist missionary, was 30. OFFERED COUNSELLING Together, they founded New Focus Foundation, planning lo offer counselling to those dis- enchanted with the church. But tragedy altered the plans and ended their brief marriage. In the wilderness outside Je- rusalem, where the Pikes jour- neyed to study Christian mi- gins, their car got stuck. Pike, exhausted by beat, sent his wife for help. She wandered 14 hours in 135-degree heat before Arabs found her. Search parties didn't find Pike until days after he perished. Now, relaxed and smiling in her sunny living room, Mrs. Pike tells of how she resolved to keep two promises, then "close the chapter with Jim." The promises were kept. She has completed the book Pike set out to write. The Wilder- ness Revolt, a view of Christ's life and death based on Pike's notes, will be published in March. And she has made a re- turn pilgrimage to the site of Pike's death. "For me, it was kind of the final cleansing, the working through of the grief and fears associated with our experi ences there." Home again, she decided: "A chapter of my life is over- I had what seemed like a tre- mendous spiritual final exam- ination and I passed. I say this not with pride but with grati- tude. The book is finished now and the grieving is finished and the examination is passed. It's like a whole new chapter is opening up before me. It will be more meaningful for nry having known Jim and for hav- ing gone through the experience of losing him." RC woman teacher fails in bid to become priest VATICAN CITY (Reuter) -1 A 24-year-old Spanish school- leacher said she has failed in her bid to get Pope Paul to name her as the first female Roman Catholic priest. The crusade by Maria-Elena Rojas was underlined when she climbed on to a chair and shouted at the Pope during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Basilica. She only managed to get out the words "Pope Paul when Vatican guards grabbed her and made her climb down. Her goal has also been the concern of a number of bishops j at an international synod here who have called on the Roman Catholic Church to investigate the possibility of ordaining fe- male priests. Miss Rojas arrived here from APPROVES GAL GUARDS OCEAN CITY, Md. (API Because of a shortage of male lifeguards in this ocean resort town. Mayor Harry K e 11 e y wants giris considered for the job next summer. "We'll be glad to test any girl Capl. Robert Craig, head of the beach patrol, told the mayor. "In fact, I'll see to it person- ally." the little town of La Line a near Gibraltar to seek a per- sonal audience with the pontiff. "I wrote to the secretary of state, Jean Cardinal Vilot, and they'sent a very polite gentle- man to say that the Pope is very said the soft-spoken militant. Then she hied the direct ap- proach to the Pope and failed. 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