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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tucsdiy, September 7, 1971 Blind part of CNIB operation By JOHN CTXNIXGI1A.M TORONTO (CP) A. N. Magill, totally blind as a re- sult of an accident -1-1 years ago, sits in tin1 driver's .sent of the Canadian .Naliuial In- stitute for Ihr- Blind, and maintains 't is Ih's type1 of in- fluence that sightless persons have over [he lives of others in the same filiation that has made the TXIB "unique" among world organizations ivith same aim. Mr. Magill, who as its man siting director is the paid bos: of CNIB employees ircoi lo coast, says that the remarkable llnog about (lie institute is thai ''the blind people arc contributing lo the operation of the organiza lion." ''There isn't a department here, except accounting which requires accurate work with figures, in which you do not li.ire a regisleretl blind pcr- WARM AND DRY Near normal and above normal temperalures are expected to cover most of the country, wilh mucli above readings for porlions of Alberta and Saskatchewan according to the 30-day outlook of the weather bureau. Light to moderate precipitation is ex- pected lo cover most of the country, wilh British Columbia receiving heavy. This is nol a specific forecasr and changes may occure. up to brighter? Money builds up in your house. Every time you make a house payment. Every lime property values go up. Your equity keeps growing. You can make that equity workfor you, with an Avco Homeowners Loan for as much as How much? Just estimate how much your house is worth today, and subtract how much you still owe on it. The difference is' your and your borrowing power. It's yours! Get out from underyour bills, Buy a second education. Take a once-in-a-lifelime vacation. You name it. Call Avco Financial Services. You'll find out quickly how much cash you may get. And you'll get several payment terms to choose from. Call any one of the Avco offices near you. Today. I AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES 309 6th STREET SOUTH PHONE: 327-3107 son. This has made it fa- mous." In briefly outlining the oper- ations of the CNIB, he said: "Our big push at the moment is at Hie training level." Mr. Magill, who completed high school and later received his master of arts degree in economics after losing his sight, said he believes the fu- ture for Uie totally blind and the partially blind is in train- ing. EXPERIENCE PAYS OFF "There are 230 blind per- sons enrolled in Canadian uni- versities today. I am confi- dent that the future holds great promise for blind per- sons if we all take full advan- tage of the multitude of aids, resources and services that are available. "We would like to see blind persons of every age complete high school or university and those who have lost their sight after completing their educa- tion learn leclmiques which are valuable O'l the job mar- ket loriay. "As far as blind people are concerned, the person with professional or semi-profes- sional experience has no trou- ble with employment at a rea- sonable level. He finds per- sonal and employment inde- pendence." To illustrate his point, Mr. MaSll said that at a recent seminar of blind and partially blind computer programmers a number of them said they had recently changed jobs. "A few years ago this would have been unheard of. If you had a job you kept it because chances were you wculd never get another one. You didn't go rocketing all over Canada looking for jobs. Tlu's is a tre- mendous achievement. I see more and more of this hap- pening. "I also see the other end of the scale. The problem we are dealing with is a hard core of unemployable or difficult to employ. These are people who often have more than one mental retar- dation is involved. "You expend tremendous time and energy trying lo find a particular job these individ- uals can do. On one end of the scale we have those who are the other end we have the hard core that, are going to be extremely difficult to place." HONORED FOR WORK In his present position, Mr. Mflgill heads a S4-milh'on-a- year operation which serves blind persons through 50 offices in Canada. To Whltehorse COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Ir. and Mrs. Lee Kubica of j oleman have taken up resi- ence in Whitehorse, Yukon erritories, where Mr. Kubica ill teach at the F. Collin High chool. SIMPSONS SEARS Solves Hot Water Problems RICES START AS LOW AS 89 Call 328-9231 For Fast, Low Cost Installation Still convalosciiiR from a re- cent heart allack, Mr. Magill, lit, hns had lo slow down a lit- tle on his busy schedule and limit the hours spent in his second-storey office in the CNIB headquarters building in north-end Toronto. He still retains membership on Ihe beard of I lie World Council for Ihe Welfare of the Blind, an organization be joined in 19G4, and in recogni- tion of his ruisUuicling service to the blind of Uic world be was recently presented the Ambrose M. Shohvell Memorial Award a. the biennial convention of Uie American Association of Workers for the Blind. Earlier recipients included Helen Kel- ler and Canada's Col. E. A. Baker. W.A. day staff FORT MACLEOD (Special) Principal Donald Broadlicad has announced Hie staff for Hie W. A. Day Elementary School here. Teachers for the term 1S71- 72 are: Mrs, Helen Kmslie, Mrs. Bridget Dohsrly, Mrs. Verna Ilallon, Mrs. Eileen Moltzahn, Mrs. Margaret Van- Egmond, Mrs. Pauline Harris, Mrs. Thelma S'mJth, Mrs. Mary Swanson, Mrs. Helen Mac- aulay, Mrs. Helen Walker, Mrs. Nellie Affleck, Ronald Broad- head. Mrs. Lilly Middlclon, Mrs. Roberta Stevens and Mrs. Isobcl Todd. NURSING PROGRAM FORT MACLEOD Miss Sherry Kennedy has en- rolled in the two year nursing program at the Lethbridgc Community College. One killed, 12 hurl at rock festival WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) One person was killed and more than a dozen injured in violence Monday night, after a rock festival attended by near- ly youths. More than 50 officers were summoned to [he festival site afler Walsonville police issi'cd a call for aid to Uie California highway patrol, the sheriff's of- fice and Santa Cruz police. Fighting continued among youths for more than an hour before officers restored control, deputies said. The injured were taken by ambulance to Watsonville Com- munity Hospital. There was no immediate in- dication of the cause of the trouble. I Sells pool hall FOOT MACLEOD (SpcciaD- Ed Memit has sold his busi- ness, Ed's Billiards. The new owner, Tom Pitia- vas, lock over Sept. 3. Mr. Merritt has owned and operated th? business since coming to Fort Macleod from Picture Bultc four years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt and daughter Ilhcnda will remain I'cre. To university FOJ1T MACLEOD Mr. and Mrs. Gower Kennedy will be leaving soon for Ed- monton. Mr. Kennedy has accepted an administrative position with the University of Alberta. While in the capital he plans .0 cblain his master of cduca- ion degree. 'Pass peaks capped with snow BLAIRMOUE (CMP Bureau) peaks in Uic Crows- nesl Pass region crowned will! a cap of while snow dur- ing ihe past few days as cooler wcalhsr invaded Ihe area. As is customary in this area, MoUier Nature did not disap- joint local weather forecasters who claimed that mountain tops in the area would (jet a cap of sncw on Sept. 1. Bird and big game hunters in Ihe district are preparing for the forthcoming season and re- ports fronr hunters who have surveyed Ihe area prior to the season claim the game to be plentiful. SIMPSONS -SEARS Wednesday Morning SPECIALS Personal Shopping Only Please Door Open 9 a.m. Ladies' Wear Specials Polka Dot Shifts Navy and red combinalion in washable cotlon. Sizes S.M.L. Reg. lingerie Depl- Ladies' Cardigans Acrylic knifs in your choice of blue, while, green or yellow. Sizes S M.L. Reg. to Ladies' Sportswear Ladies' Sweaters Dalkielh pullovers and butlon front car- digans. Brown, grey, yellow, rose, vvhile and beige. 36 lo 42. Reg. and Ladies' Sportswear 1.99 Children's Wear Clearance Soft Look Bras Nylon Iricot cupi and slretch lycra frame. A 99 Sizes 32-36 A cup, 32-38 B tup and 34-38 C cup. Reg. Foundations Depl. Ladies' Bikini Briefs Nylon tricot wilh salin finish. Elastic waist and leg, white or pastels in S.M.L. Reg. Lingerie Depl. Ladies' Corduroy Coats Pant length coals in belled look or semi filled. Quilted linings, colors of bone or loden. 10 to 18 Ladies' Coal Depl. Ladies' Melton Coats Slylish pant coals wilh quill or plaid linings. 2 styles in sizes 10-18. Navy, beige, brown or rusf Ladies' Coal Dept. 11 .99 Children's Shoes Girls' long wearing vinyl shoes in slip-on JL 00 slrap style. Dark green color in broken size range. Reg. Shoe Dept. Children's Loafers Popular slip-ons in lough vinyl. Broken J QQ sizes in green or brown. g Reg. I Shoe Dept. Ladies' and Misses' Casuals Crinkle palenl wilh block heols. Colors of m QQ blue, red, brown or Ian. Good size range available. Reg. Shoe Dept. Notions and Yardgoods Polypropelene Yarn 2 2 and 3 ply unwrapped knitting yarn in a wide selcclion of colors. Reg. 66c ball Frostelle Orion Yarn Soft for sweaters and scarves, j Pastel colors in l-oi. balls. Reg. 72c............... I Renee Baby Yarn 100% acrylic machine wash- able drip dry yarn, White, pink, blue, yellow. Reg. 59c ball h f. 99" BOYS' STRIPED T-SHIRTS. S.M.I. Reg. BOYS' SHIRT and TIE. lo 6x. Reg. S3.98......... BO1S' KNIT BLAZER. 4 lo 6x. Reg. BO'iS' SWIATtR VIEST. i lo 6x. Rea. BOYS' SWEATER ond PANTS. 1 lo 6x. Reg. BOYS' PULLOVERS. 4 lo 6x. Reg. BOYS' SWEATERS. 4 to 6x. Reg. S3.98.......... BOYS' TURTLENECK SWEATERS. K lo 6x. Reg. BOYS' CORDUROY SUIT. 4 lo 6x. Reg. BOYS' DENIM SUIT. 2 lo 3x. Reg. DENIM PANT cind JACKET. 4 lo 6x. Reg. GIRLS' LEOTARDS. S.M.l. Reg. GIRLS' SOCKS. Reg. 75c............ GI3tS' TURTLENECK. Reg. INFANTS' BLANKET SLEEPER. Reg. TODDLERS' PANT SET. 1 lo 3x. Reg. TODDLER PANT DSESS. 2 lo 3x. Reg TODDLER GIRLS' JUMPER. 2 lo 3x. Reg. GIRLS' DRESSES. 4 lo 6x. Reg. J7.9B.......... GIRLS' VESTS. 4 lo 6x. Reg. 55.98.........'. GIRLS' JUMPERS. 4 lo 6x Reg. S6.98........... TODDLERS' PLAID PANTS. 2 lo 3x. Reg. TODDLERS' RED PANTS. 2 lo 3x. Reg. GIRLS' PLAID PANTS. t lo 6x. Reg. S4.9S......... GIRLS' RED PANTS. 4 lo Reg. [COOLERS GIRLS' BLOUSES. 2 lo 3x. Reg. S2.9B.......... GIRLS' BLOUSES. 4 lo ox. Reg. GIRLS' TRIMMED BLOUSES. 4 lo 6x. Reg. GIRLS' SWEATER VEST. 6 and 6x. Reg. 98. GIRLS' PANT SUITS. 4 to 6x. Reg. GIRLS' QUILTED HOUSECOATS. 2 lo 6x. Reg. G.WG. STRIPED PANTS. 4 lo 6x. Reg. J2.99. BOYS' STRETCH T-SHIRT. Reg. 51 79 TERRY KNEE SOCKS. S.M.I. Reg. 89c BOYS' SNOWMOBILE SUITS. 3 lo 6x Reg. 519.99. GIRLS' SNOWMOBILE SUITS. 3 lo 6x. Reg. J23.00......... GIRLS' KNIT DRESS. 4 lo 6x Reg. 98......... BOYS' ZIPPER SWEAT SHIRT. F.M.L. Reg. BOVS' TERRY ROBE. 2 lo ax. Reg. BOYS' SHIRT and PANTS.