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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IB THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD frijny, September 3, Constant need for more workers Absenteeism major problem of volunteer service By CAROL PASCOE MONTREAL (CP) Riding html on hospital volunteers is anything but the relaxed Jun- ior League-type job it might appear to be, says Iluth Mc- Bridge, director of volunteers at the Montreal Rehabilitation Institute. "You've got to be lough, discreet and diplomatic all at (he same she explained in interview. "Once a woman begins vol- unteer work, we have to em- phasize lo her thai the hos- pital staff suffers u" she doesn't show up for work reg- uiarly." wing Women better detectives says London agency owner MONTREAL (CD-Women stand a better chance of gelling jobs as detectives in England than in Israel, judging from speeches at the World Associa- tion of Detectives convention this week. Kathleen Cummings, who owns a detective agency in Lon- don, said women are better del ectives than men in every re- spect except brawn. But David Almog said he em- ploys as few women as possible in his agency, which has five of- fices in Israel. Only 20 members of his staff of 285 are women "and Ihey are all over 25 because younger women are too romantic or loo adventure-minded, no good for ]ii.-7 serious business." Mrs. Cummings said she pre- fers lo hire petite, feminine women "who don't look like tough lady and finds they are more alert than men. a women I can commu- nicate across the room by just raising an eyebrow. That's im- possible if I'm working with a man. He doesn't twig." About 200 private eyes from around the world are attending the association's "tfith conven- tion, being held in Canada for the first time. LEISTER'S LTD. Absenteeism is one of the major problems facing direc- tors of volunteers. 'T know they try dc.spcr- alely lo got here and they al- ways have good Mrs. Mr-Bride said with a smile, ''but that doesn't help when the coffee shop is sched- uled lo open at and two volunteers call in at 9 to say they can't make il." At present there are 157 vol- unteers, including two men, on the roll at tlie institute. Many of them are teen-agers who couldn't find paying jobs. Year-round adult volunteers are expected to work one-half day a week but the teen-agers put in two full days. "I have to watch the young ones Mrs. McBridc explained. "They arc so en- Lhusiaslic lo start wanting to work wilh children they soon get tired of it and leave." Most of [lie institute's pa- licr.ts are mobile and under- going intensive physiotherapy or occupational therapy. "There is one thing I have lo watch Mrs. Mc- Bricle said. "The patients are encouraged to wear shorts and I have to by to make sure, during the inlerview, the volunteer isn't going to be overly-sensitive about the disability. :'I had one vokmleer work- ing in ths coffee shop that staff and palienls use. One day a patient who had been badly burned came in for coffee. The volunteer to.'d me ska fist couldn't slajid it any longer." As Mrs. McBridc, who has lost both lens and works from a wheelchair, said: "ICvery- lime I go up there to the therapy rooms, 1 stop r.nd think 'My God, how lucky I am.' RULES NEEDED There is a constant need for more volunteers in just about every hospital. While some of Ibe tasks may nol be exciting, most voulnteers enjoy work- ing in gift shops and libraries. Not wanted, however, are frivolous 'volunteers who con- sider themselves free to come and go as thu mood strikes them. "I have rules and rcgula- Mrs. McBricle said, "I have to Being director of vol- unteers is a challenging and responsible jsb." Many limis she has left her desk lo help out in the coffee shop it's short-staffed. Fraternizing wilh salff or is forbidden and vol- unteers involved are always dismissed immediately. Mrs. McBride recalled with a chuckle an incident when several volunteers late snd she went into the cloak- room to tell them to start hus- tling. "As I walked in, I heard one of them mutter under her breath: "There's Lhat damned sergeant-mapr again." Campus Corner By NOHEEN IllF.I.ANDEP. Catliolic Central ioolbnll game Iretween the j teachers and frosh. the water- [0 would believe it. One I melon eating contest between the Student's Council and the frosh, and the frosh parade. school bell rang and 901 students returned to classes in STILL ILLEGAL, BUT LOOKING OKAY These four Ottawa youths stand staring at ihe federal governments marijuana plants being grown for research purposes at the experimental farm. After all, it is not illegal 1o look, but a guard and his dog make sure that's as far as 1he enjoyment goes. Youths request help in making drug decisions NEW YORK _ "My boy friend has been spending all his weekends sloned on aeic and speed Is Ihei-c any- thing I can say or do to make him "I'm 16 and I've been mass- ing around wilh drugs for al- most three years I've tried to quit but you have no- thing and feel lonely and miss it Is there ar.y way out for 'Can trying marijuana a few times do any kind of To answer questions such as these, typical of the drug-re- lated problems plaguing to- day's youth, the September is- sue of a teen magazine enlist- ed the help of young men and women including drug users, non users and ex users across the country For ex- ample ON GETTING your boy friend off drugs There's rat much you can do. You can try .0 talk to him; ask him why ie's doing it, and remind him to think about what effects this chemical stew may have en his "ulure. You might urge him to alk to someone min'sler, een clinic, the nearest H o t Line. "Don't think it's his riends who are doing this to says a young man of 17 vho has been all the way lo icroin snorting and back. "He's doing it for himself, not them." ON GETTING off drugs You'll find coin- orls, excitements ar.d compan- cros without.drugs when you earn how and where lo leok. Snlist in an antidrug program; f there is none nearby, help krganize one. Look for other projects, loo; the key word is action. ON TRYING marijuana a few times "There's ooie very bad thing it can do lo you put you in says who found out the hard way. OT1IKH QUESTIONS AND AtVSlVEUS One girl, who knows Uie name of the pusher who sup- plied her boy friend with metfl- edrine, asks if she should turn him in. "I wouldn't like to be a fink but he is helping others destroy she sayi. The young advisers differ. Some say they'd be wiling to turn in an outsider; others feel they could only do it when it's someone they know and care about. "I wouldn't turn anyone in for just says one girl, "but I would if it were heroin." "It's too heavy to turn them according to a young ex-user. 'In my home state they could get the death pen- ally Group action by parents or .students or prefer- ably both is probably the best way out of the dilemma. A united group could serve a 'Disappear or warn- ing to Uic pushers. ('Or else" means the A collective approach will avoid the unplea- sant label that acting alone might briny. In response to girl who wrilcs llial all her friends 'smoke grass" and keep urg- ing her to try it but "some- .hing inside" tells her not to, all the your.g people advise lolding [inn. As one said, "I wouldn't condemn them, but I wouldn't let them pressure ne." CASH BINGO ST. BASH'S HAU-Cor. iSrh St. and 6lh Ave. N. FRIDAY, SEPT. 3rd 8 O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Games in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR Sl.OU OR 25c EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT NUMBERS LUCKY DRAW NOW WORTH LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH Persons Under 16 Yeon Nol Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB Catholic Central. The first two The week was climaxed by a days were filled with the usual corn roast (would you believe confusion, and corn boil) today at noon. To- of; overloaded classes, short-' night there will be a frosh age of lockers and students un-' dance featuring the 'Shamen' able lo find rooms. m St. Francis' Gym. j Speaking of confusion, the On the sports scene, football new teachers were jusl as con-j season is approaching quickly, fused as the new students, but and our team is getting ready the old favorites helped them I with iheir many practices. It's through the first few days. Thi5 only to warn LCI and Win- seems like the perfect opportu- j ston Churchill, that our team is nity to welcome even-one, the out lo win and no one is going new and the old, back lo the j to step them! great halls of Catholic Central, f The cheerleaders aren't sit- Clubs will be springing up all I ling on the sidelines either. After classes every day, you Ann Landers over the school in the next cou- ple of weeks. Hopefully, the chorus will get under way nest week. Also a drama club and yearbook staff. I've also heard some rumors about some girls wanting to form team! football This week is 'Fresh Wtek', can hear the cheers from all parts of the school as the girls brush up on their techniques for Ihe big game. This year, I hnpe the stu- dents not only get behind the athletic teams, but also the Student's Council and the house system. All in all it L when the Seniors initiate the "lowly" Grade 10s into senior high. The frosh supposedly j Catholic Central. have to treat the Seniors with great respect, at least for one be great, fun-packed year al week! Much clowning was done by the Grade 10s as they did what their Seniors (old them to do. Some of the high- lights of the week were; the TWELVE 45 R.P.M. (The vicMS voiced in the above column do not neces- sarily concur wilh either thnse of The Herald or Lei- ster's, hut arc a reflection of the student's opinion.) MAIL ORDERS! Tick off the selections you want and send to us. You'll receive your records for only each. Please odd 15c postage on orders 54.00 and under. f 1. GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL-Don Osmond t 5. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS MARTIN AND JOKN-Tom Clay 3. RAIN DANCE-Guess Who t 4. UNCIE ALBERT ADMIRAL HALSEY-Paul and Linda McCartney t 5. NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE-Delany and Bonny and Friends 6. SWEET HITCH HIKER-Creeclence Revival .1 7. CHURCH BELLS RINGJN'-Dusk 1 B. SWEET CITY WOMAN-Slarnpeders 9. RIDERS ON THE STORM-Tho Doors 1 10. INDIAN RESERVATION-The Raiders Nil. SPANISH HARlEM-Arcilho Franklin 12. HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEEI if COMING EVENTS if 7th ANNUAL EAST LETHBRIDGE ROTARY HORSE SHOW Sept. 9, 10, 11 TICKETS ON SALE AT LEISTER'S SCOTTISH WHITE HEATHER CONCERT Sept. 21 TICKETS ON SALE AT LEISTER'S LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE LETHBRIDGE NAME ADDRESS DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am at a foss to understand how a woman v.-lio is as mean as ycu could have survived in your job for over 15 years. Many of your answers shbw ycu to be a sarcastic, unsympathetic and totally unfeeling per- son. Your heartless reply to the wculd-be Eagle Scout was the yet. The lad asked you lo write a 50-word statement explaining you are against drugs for teen-agers. This, he said, was part of his assignment fcr his Eagle Scout badge. You told him to go to the library or to the newspaper and hunt up some back columns that you bad written thousands of words on the subject and he should not be asking you lo do his Since yen are supposed to help people I see no reason for your having turned the boy dawn. In my opinion he was paying you a compliment by asking. You owe him an apology. N. L., Pebble Beach, Cal. DEAR N.LL.: Such compliments I can live without. Nearly day somebcdy asks me to do his work. The most frequent requests come from students who wfould like me to research the drug problem, marriage, love, sex or the Rise and Fall of The Roman Empire. The would-be Eagle Scout should have prepared his own statement and when I told him so, I received a barrage of blasts from irate readers including a clobber frcm the kid's mother. Among all the beefs, there was a brcalh of fresh air a. letter from a National Director of Ihe Boy Scouts of America. Here it is: DEAR ANN LANDERS: As National Director of Boy Scouting and one who is responsible for the advancement plan, I appreciated your answer to the Boy Scout who asked you to write a statement on cling abuse as part ot his Eagle project. The entire philosophy of Scouting revolves around the idea of a boy planning, developing and carrying out a pro- ject. We are pleased that you recognized this concept and we thank you for your interest and understanding of Scouting. If you wish to use this letter in your column you have my permission to do so. C. Keeton, North Brunswick, N.J. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband and I arc not speak- ing Icday. Please be the arbitrator. Yesterday we returned home from a two-week vacation. Clothes were scattered all over the place. I had a dozen things lo do. such as get groceries in the make phone calls and what have you. At the doorbell rang. I was wearing a wrinkled apron, rr.y hair wasn't combed and the living room was a mess. I trpencd the dbor and saw a woman whose husband works with mine, I nearly dropped. We had been togelher socially hut she was nol a close friend. Her first words were, "I've been thinking of dropping in on you for about a I apologized for my appearance told her I was sorry I could not invite her in and we stood on Ihe porch and talked for about ten minutes. I promised to call her when I got settled. Apparently this woman complained lo her husband that I had insulted her, and her husband complained lo MY hus- band. I got a Imly-wliat-for for being rude. If you agree with him I'll grit my tcofh and apologize. Hurry your answer. It's Cold In Buffalo DEAR COLD IHJl'T'': Itudc? Ynu tat. Rut she's the one who was rude, not you. To pop in at in the morning, unannounced, is In my opinion your husband owes YOU tin apology. Please send inquiries and rcqucst.s lo Landers Reader- mail Department, Chicago Sun Times-Daily News, 401 North Wnbash Avc., Chicago, III. 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