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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, September CALENDARS Soulhmmster Circle Square Dance C'lub will hold a regular dance at Saturday in Southminster hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch St. Michael's Ladies Hospital Auxiliary will resume their regular monthly meetings commencing at 8 p.in Monday in the nurses' residence. A good attendance is requested. There will be a get- acquainted noon luncheon held tollowing the 11 a m service in Southminster United Church hall Everyone welcome The history department of the Mathesis Club will hold its first meeting at p.m Tuesday at the home ot the Mrs H' S Thompson. 526 16th St S The Lethbndge Scouters (Tub will hold the monthly meeting at 8.30 p.m. Monday in St Basil's church hall basement, 13th St and 6th Ave. N All interested scouters welcome to attend For further information call 328-1993 it St Marv's will hold an annual lall tea and bazaar at 2 p m Tuesday Oct 30 in the parish hall Everyone welcome i The will square and round dance at 8 p m Monday in the Moose Hall. 3rd Ave. and 12th St B N All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to olea.se brine a box lunch The Carse-Quittenbaum section of ACW will meet at fvl5pm Tuesday at the home F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cardsfor 1.OO or 256 Each Three Number Games JACKPOT Frte Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed of Mrs W I) Hay. 2806 22nd S The regular monthly meeting ol the of the Lethbrklge Auxiliary Hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the hospital lounge A good attendance is requested. Visitors welcome. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will sponsor a beginners' class i'or couples interested in learning-, to square dance at 8 p.m Mon- day in Southminster hall. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. The Lethbndge Handicraft Guild will meet at 2 p.m Tuesday in the Bowman Art Centre A good attendance is requested for this annual meeting The first tall meeting of the McKillop United Church CGIT will be a wiener roast and camplire program at Indian Battle Park on Tuesday. Girls cire asked to meet at the church at 5 30 p m.. with their own wieners, buns and drinks. Trimmings and dessert will be provided If weather is in- clement, the event will be held m the church hall. Further information is available from the president. Cuthv McCracken. at 327-0961 or the superintendent. Mrs Klspeth Walker, 328-6997. The regular meeting ol the Lethbridge Auxiliary to Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children will be held at 2-30 p m Tuesday in the home of Mrs Mike Batycky. 2108 19th St Coaldale. All Shriners' wives welcome Anyone wishing a ride is asked to phone 327-5122 or 328-8627 The auxiliary to the Devon Nursing Home will commence the fall season with a meeting to be held at 8 p m. Monday at the home All past and new- members welcome to attend. The Kiwanis Club of Green will meet at p.rn Mondav at tiie Marquis Hotel. At the door will be Bush Williams and Steve Young Guest speaker will be Fred Zelhckson ot 20th Century Fox and Bonavista McKillop United Church Ex- plorers will commence at p m Monday in the church hall This will be a get- acquainted meeting and girls are asked to bring a box lunch. Last fling before the snow? With the older ones back in school, the little ones find that mom often has more time to take them on an outing to the park. Chilly days haven't cut in on this young lady's swing-time. Perhaps she's won- dering if being left alone is the same as being left behind, and discovering that it sometimes means you're ahead. Medication plus understanding needed by mentally ill children R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONE 328-5257 ANYTIME By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor At four. Suzie X was an un- usually good and well-behaved little girl who had never spoken. Thinking she was deaf or retarded or perhaps had a speech problem, her parents took her to see the family physician One day in the doctor's of- fice. Suzie casually picked up a medical journal and com- menced to read aloud. Unfor- tunately, she did not unders- tand the meaning of the words, and she could not talk to people. She was diagnosed as men- tally ill Two years later, following concentrated efforts on the part of her parents and a psy- chiatrist, she finally learned to express herself. Johnny Z had developed nor- mally at first, but his behavior gradually began to deteriorate. IT'S EASY TO PLAY YAMAHA ORGAN PRICE INCLUDES k10 month FREE music lessons FREE delivery YAMAHA Music Course with 69 popular numbers NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY .BANK RATE FINANCING IA world of creativi- ty at your fingertips (One man auto rhythm band (YAMAHA spacious sound, reverb, reverb balance, vebrata I pedal sustain i Headphone jack ex- tension, complete with earphones YAMAHA Model B4-cr '1199 .95 SUPPLIES LTD. Corner 3rd Avenue and 13th Street South Bv the time he was four, he no longer ate or slept properly. He wouldn't play, and refused to talk above a whisper. Johnny had nightmares and was frightened of many things. Finally, he reached the stage where he was afraid to meet people After two months in hospital with the right treatment and medication, he was able to go home and lead quite a normal life. Both children were patients of Dr. Enid Melville, a former Montreal child psychiatrist who now lives in Lethbridge. According to some psy- chiatrists, the recent growth in child therapy is the result of a greater awareness of children's problems But the common professional view is that there is more stress on children today, and therefore more mental problems. One leading psychiatrist claims "the answer is to pick up a newspaper There is more stress within families, more uncertainty about values to live by. an ipcrease in academic demands on the THE BETTER HALF young: a more automated, less personal society." Mentally ill children are easy to diagnose according to Dr. Melville, "because they simply don't behave like other children. speaking of mentally ill as opposed to emotionally disturbed." she said. "Mental illness is extreme- Iv serious, and is considered a disease. It is actually a dis- order of thinking and feeling. "Schizophrenia is really the main group of mental il- lnesses in children. "Nobody really knows when it starts." Dr. Melville ex- plained. "A certain proportion of children who are mentally ill are born with an inability to develop to form relationships with people, and to relate themselves normally to the environment around them "It's important to see the distinction between retarda- tion and mental illness. "Generally." she said, "the retarded are affectionate, friendly and responsive to the environment: even if they can't function up to par in- tellectually. By Barnes "I figure that shopping cart cost us a dollar a CAN YOU BE HYPNOTIZED? See for yourself A man by the name of Cole, who has the ability to take you on an excursion of the mind Acclaimed in- ternationally by Press revues, radio and TV to hold you spellbound, magic ventriloquism hypnotism a complete family entertainment EXHIBITION PAVILION WED., OCT. 24th., 8 P.M. Attend this outstanding presentation and benefit the Lethbruige Associ- ation lor the Mentally Retarded. LOSE INCHES IN NINETY RELAXING MINUTES THE NEW, EASY WAY! ASK ABOUT SPECIAL LOW PRICES NOW IN EFFECT TRIM You'll lose 2 inches overall on your I first visit, and 5 inches by your fifth or I your money will be refunded In full. NO CONTRACTS TO SIGN FIGURE TRIM WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CENTRE 425 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-9886 "The mentally ill child is different in both respects." But mental illness "is sometimes diagnosed as men- tal retardation, especially when it comes on in early childhood and especially when the child doesn't talk at the right age or develop. The first thing people think is: 'oh. h" must be retarded1' "Recognizing the problem early is a great help." the doc- tor pointed out. "Then people can take great pains to work along with the child Rehabilitation of mentally ill children "all depends on how sick they are. If it's a lesser degree, you can sort of break through the barriers they put up "Doctors tend to she said, that the illness "occurs at different phases of children's development. "There's an early form that can occur from birth. And there's a children's form of the adult disorder, which can occur at any time from five on." NO ABSOLUTE CURE "We think these are just different versions of the same disorder "There is no absolute cure for the disorder." Dr. Melville admitted. "But many of the children who are seriously ill can be controlled, partly by understanding the nature of what's wrong and partly by medication and special treat- ment facilities although there are no facilities in this area. About 50 per cent can grow up to be relatively or com- pletely normal. About 50 per cent may remain in the hospital for the rest of their lives. "Only quite a small percen- tage. I would of children in the Lethbridge area suffer from schizophrenia, ac- cording to Dr. Melville. "Maybe one in a thousand and there are all degrees of severity Children not sick enough to be hospitalized and those dis- charged from hospital are treated at the city guidance clinic, where Dr. Melville works part time. Dr. Melville received her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal. She then spent five years in New York, studying psychiatry at Bellevue hospital. At first she was involved in adult-oriented training, but her final two years were spent working with children. She then returned to Montreal to obtain her Quebec certification in psychiatry. A little over a year ago she moved west with her anesthetist husband Dr. Virgil Wright and their chi'iiiren. LADIES'AUXILIARY to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Inc FALL TEA BAZAAR WINNERS Door -Martha Ovans Ticket NO 160 1st Kolesar Ticket NO 241 2nd Food hamper-R Linderman Ticket No 943 Quilt Raffle -Mrs Eaiiorbrook Basket of Apples (consolation) A Ry.in The Herald- Family Maureen Jamieson the first fine flush ot brand new clothes has worn off, ex- perience has shown that back to school is not always a joyful experience. It's not so much the heat rash our daughters develop from wearing an interlined pantsuit at 90 above, or the sniffles of a son who sneaks out in cutoffs and muscle shirt at 40 degrees It's not even knowing that someday soon report cards will a'r rive, bearing irrefutable evidence that none of our brood is anywhere near the genius level It's not even the tragedy of our grade schoolers never ever getting the tether ball at recess After all. has anyone ever had a child who did get the ball? It's not the fact that our children return to us laden with homework, someone else's sneakers, a stray dog and without a brand new coat. What really shakes me up is when they arrive home with chickenpox. measles or some other kind of bug. Sick children, of course, come in assorted varieties. There's the kind who gets up in the morning, examines his tongue in the mirror, and with the aid of a super-strength magnifying glass, discovers a tiny red spot on his face He falls back into bed, and in a wan voice, begs me to feel his forehead at five-minute inter- vals. I do not need to be a very- discerning mother to realize this is not the Real Thing: that an exam is corning up that day and a certain party has not done his homework. Harder to live with is the unco-operative sick child. This is the one who catches his bug at three o'clock in the morning. At about trying to persuade him it's all in his mind I finally give up and drench turn in aspirin. At four o'clock, he rolls over and throws up all over the blankets and carpet. At about six. after changing the bed. fetching and carrying bowls and cleaning the carpet, I figure it's a waste of time go- ing back to bed. (I might add that this child has never yet been known to come down with anything after eight in the morning or before 1 a.m. What's more, after a night like that, he can leap out of bed at 7 a.m. bright-eyed and But for a really polished performance, star billing must go to the in-depth suffer- ing of our family Sarah Bernhardt. who literally staggers onto the scene, hand pressed to fevered brow, an- nouncing she is desperately ill Special effects include trembling knees, a delicate cough and a faint request for someone to catch her before she falls. I watch the performance with interest, and try to guess which old TV rnovie she has pirated the death scene from. So much effort goes into the part, that I feel it should be justly rewarded, so I'gently- lead her to her bed and bring her a dish of her favorite chocolate ripple ice cream "to lower her temperature." But even in a house full of hams such as ours, it is easy to recognize the genuine arti- cle when it comes along. What makes me realize there is real illness in our house is a drop of maybe five decibels in the noise level. Ordinarily, as I hear our brood bellowing and crashing around the house I think there is nothing in this world as beautiful as peace and quiet That, however, is before I get it. A little quiet, and I start to feel apprehensive. I listen for noises that never happen. Oh yes the TV and record player are going, there's a row in progress in the back bedroom and the cat is screeching to be let out but something is missing! The noise level is just not up to scratch. Only when the patient recovers sufficiently to do his or her share in creating sound pollution, can I start to relax. When the din returns to its regular crescendo, life goes back to normal and for several days. I just stop and listen to the noise At a time like this, pandemonium can be beautiful' In and out of town Mr. George Hughes was recently honored on the occa- sion ot his 93rd birthday with a family reception and dance Among those present were Mr and Mrs Ross Hughes ol Lethbndge. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hughes of Creston. B C Mr. and Mrs. Melvm McKague and Mr. and Mrs. R. .1 Varley Mr Hughes honesteaded in Hazenmore. Saskatchewan lor over 60 years, and has liv- ed in Alberta for six He now resides at Green Acres Lodge. MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ALASTAiR MONT PHONE OFFICE 328-1191 RESIDENCE 327-8946 PIANO and ORGAN LESSONS Phone 327-7524 530 5th St. S. CASH BINGO TONIGHT. 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