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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta IMt LtTHBHIDQE HERALD WtORMaay. OCtODtr 24, 1973 Midgets insist they measure up Little people have big problems JOHN STRUDWICK Upright Vacuum Information The beater bar in an upright helps to keep the air-flow (dirt carrier) constant. Without air, cleaning is impossible. Very high air flow is sometimes a deferent. Proper adjustment of vacuum cleaner height 13 very important to clean all types of rugs properly. HOOVER UPRIGHTS will clean all heights of good quality rugs with proper adjustment. SEE FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6070 For Vacuums Pans Service HOOVER By TOM TIEDE DOVER. Delaware (NEA) Most young men have trou- ble with young women but John Strudwick says with him it's ridiculous. He remembers trying to get a date once and had to ask 14 different girls. "When the 14th one said yes, I couldn't believe it. I said, 'What did you And she said 'yes.' Then she said 'Great.' I tell you I almost fell over." If Strudwick had fallen over, it would not have been far. He's 19 years old, but only 3 feet 8 inches tall. Society calls him a midget or a dwarf. He calls himself a "little per- son." Either way he has a hell of a time getting dates. Crumps he with a wrinkled brow: "It's the old Charles Atlas syndrome. Most women think men should be big and handsome and have muscles all over. Well, I'm not big and I don't have muscles but I think I've got some other things going for me." Indeed. John Strudwick is the biggest little man on Dover's Wesley Junior College campus. A second- year student in psychology, he's president of his class. ADMIRED Physically, of course, everyone looks down on him; but, says a puckish friend, "in the ways that count we all look up to the little guy." And this is okay with Strudwick. In "the ways that count" he wants equality. Like with women: "I was try- ing to get a date a few weeks ago and this one girl said to me: 'Why don't you go out Halloween Special Halloween Kisses Trick or treat! When ghosts and goblins come knocking, be sure there's plenty on hand. 2 Ib. pkg. con- tains the kids' all- time favourite sweet, chewy candy kisses They make the ideal handout. Buy several pkgs. each2lb. package .67 Kraft Caramels 3 Ib. Halloween pac. Approximately 200 Caramels. 1.68 Halloween Treats (A) Package of Pumpkin Face bubble gum 120 pcs. to a package. (B) Package of Chu Man Chu bubble gum. 120 pcs. (C) Package of Pal Kiss bubble gum. 120 pcs. Your Choice Lowney's Chocolate Bars One package holds 42 assorted chocolate bars size. pkg. 1.67 Assorted Clown Masks proof hair at- Three styles. Each with flame tachments. Use them to make up your costumes. Your choice each 1.27 Weston Wagon Wheels A tasty hand out. Twenty chocolate covered marshmallow biscuits with a bonus pack of Kool-Aid instant drink mix inside. pkg. .87 A Whole Cast of Halloween Characters and Masks REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR PENNIES FOR UNICEF Collected by School Children, Wednesday, October 31st, Hal- loween Night. Children's favourites. All the well-known, best-liked characters: Rabbits, Tigers, Skeletons, Pirates, Cinderella, Witches, Clowns, and Devils. Made from safe, fire-retardent rayon taffeta. Each comes with a mask to match. Small each 1.97 Medium and large, each 2.37 Opan Ditty a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL 2025 Mayor Magrath rlgM to limit DEPARTMENT STORES DIVISION Of THI MOOLWORTH co. imtTtc IF YOU TAKE AWAY OUR LOW PRICES YOU'VE GOT A REGULAR DEPARTMENT STORE with somebody your own Well, I don't buy that. Everybody's the same size to me. I don't go around asking if a girl is 5 feet 2 and I don't ex- pect them to ask how tall I am. If it clicks between me and a girl that's all that matters." The opinion, given tradition, is brash. John Strudwick is saying that one of these years he may stake a claim on some chick and bother the difference in inches. This is hardly the talk of a dwarf in his place. Years ago such cheek would not have been tolerated and someone, no doubt laughing all the way, would have stuck Strudwick's head on the end of a stick. Historically, a dwarf was "Everyman's Nigger." If he wasn't outrunning the stones thrown by village children, he was taken as a toy for the social elite The courts of pre- Renaissance Europe were salted with little people acting the fool. The hunchback midget of Philip IV (Spain) was painted by Velasquez; there are persistent rumors that royal French women got their jollies by taking dwarfs to bed; and so necessary was it to have court jesters in Rome that artificial dwarfing was practiced. Even today, actually, the old customs have not passed fully away. Little people are still the objects uf amusement Some continue to be sideshow freaks, others are unwittingly so in the everyday circus of the passing scene And TV types such as N.Z. probes fertilizer application PALMERSTON NORTH, N.Z. (CP) An agricultural university here is to probe farm pollution of New Zealand's streams and lakes. The government has granted Massey University's department of soil science for the three-year pro- ject which is aimed at providing data on the runoff of nutrients from the land. Prof. J. K. Syers, head of the soil science department, is to investigate the phos- phorus enrichment of the waterways. But the investigation is not so much interested in the pollution of the waterways, but more to allow farmers to become more efficient when deciding when to apply fer- tilizer and the rate of application. In the second and third years of the project work on nitrogen will also be carried out. Prof. Syers said that although soil runoff and fer- tilizers from farm land are often blamed for the nutrient enrichment of streams, not enough information is available to draw this con- clusion. "Losses of phosphorus from farmland in New Zealand have not been evaluated with any degree of he said. Johnny Carson who is pain- fully adept at demeaning humor can get nervous chuckles with old gags such as: Did you hear about the suicidal midget who tried to leap from his platform shoes? But for all bilge of the past and present. John Strudwick and a good many other midgets (there are perhaps people under 58 inches tall in American) are reaching for higher things. Like dignity. Like understan- ding And, of course, "Like the push button on the elevator in the student union building. I've got to use a pen- cil to get to the blasted thing." There is, therefore, as in so many areas of society today, a Midget Movement taking place. Two thousand small persons have joined a group called "Little People of America." Members protest social misunderstanding hell getting served a child's plate in a prevailing myths I was a kid the others kids wouldn't touch me because they were afraid they'd get and single- minded architecture which builds hamburger counters and grocery shelves so high that anybody under five feet has to carry around a ladder. UPGRADE MATERIAL For his part, John Strudwick applauds the national cause and does what he can on the local level as well. He wants the Wesley student library, for example, to upgrade and update material on little people. He says it now contains only a few paragraphs of facts He says at the very least the library material should answer basic questions about dwarfism It it contagious? Is it hereditary? Is it a dis- ease? The answers to the questio- ns, by the way, are no, not ne- cessarily, and Sometimes. But most of all, Strudwick is working to assure people that, though he wears size 10 shirts, he wants, accepts and carries out size 42 responsibilities. "I can do most of the things anyone else can. I get good grades (dean's I have ideas for the school (he wants to do away with a mandatory curfew for women I even play a pretty good game of ping pong, he admits, he can't hit the high In sum, he sighs, "I'm an adult. I want everybody to act like I am." FINALS DAYS OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA COLLEGE MALL Store Closeout OUR DOWNTOWN STORE WILL REMAIN IN FULL OPERATION ALL SPECIALS THROUGHOUT isSoSD-, SALE THE STORE AT COLLEGE MALL STORE ONLY Also on sale are these store fixtures Double wrap counters: 3-two sided teared centre fixtures complete with shelving and 2 drawer bunks each side. 3 eight foot 4 drawer bunks, 4 mirrored cabinets 6' high. AM units covered in white and rosewood arborite For delivery Oct. 30th. Contact Don Wilson at Downtown Store or 327-2678. EXCHANGES MAY BE MADE AT OUR DOWNTOWN STORE BUT NO REFUNDS. SALE CONTINUES TO OCTOBER 27th. College Mall College Mall Increased Service Effective immediately the Lethbridge office of the Unemployment Insurance Commission, Located at 445 Mayor Magrath Drive Will be offering Additional Service Claimants living in Lethbridge and the surrounding area will be pleased to know that, for their convenience, their daim records have been transferred from our office in Calgary to the Lethbridge office, it will now be possible to have claims processed in Lethbridge and all enquiries and applica- tions for benefits should be directed there. In addition, all persons having questions regarding their rights and obliga- tions under the Ul Act should contact the office. Office Hours are from a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Telephone 328-6601 Unemployment Insurance Assurance-chdmage Canada Canada ;