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6 the STAR-PHOENIX Saskatoon, Monday, March 13, 1972 Hospital auxiliary elects officers 22 children challenge a myth the annual Song of Spring fashion show, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 15 in the hospital auditorium. YOUR FOOD IN A GILSON FREEZER Mrs. R.

B. Baltzan was elected president of St. Pauls Hospital Auxiliary, succeeding Mrs. J. W.

A. McKenzie. The annual meeting and election of officers was held in the Board Room of the hospital. Elected vice presidents were Mrs. H.

W. Estey, Mrs. C. C. Chapman and Mrs.

P. Padmanab. Mrs. M. Salmon became recording secretary, Mrs.

Ken Phenix corresponding secretary, Mrs. H. C. Castle treasurer and Mrs. J.

T. Wilson archivist. The recording secretary, reporting to the annual meeting, said that the auxiliary membership is 146, including 90 life members. There are 100 Candy Stripers representing eight collegiates doing volunteer hospital work under the sponsorship of the auxiliary she said. The St.

Pauls Hospital Auxiliary made plans to hold It may not be much to most people. But to parents with one or more severely retarded or handicapped child, any progress, no matter how slight, offers hope. When Sister Muriel first visited with the families, most of them were dis-, traught. "One of the biggest contribution this program makes is providing the parents with relief from the pressure, said Sister Muriel. Children attend the day care centre three days a week and parents are able to do the things they were not able to do before.

And families now function better as units, because they are able to care for the children better in practically all areas, she said. Parents receive instructions to carry the program out at home to achieve, for example, behavior modification. Another aspect Sister Muriel looked at during the three years was community involvement. "I found there couldnt have better help from the professionals in the community, she said. Dr.

D. A. Zaleski and his staff at the Alvin Buckwold Mental Retardation Unit and Dr. E. F.

Khalil of the Children Rehabilitation Centre, together with occupational therapists and psychologists, did the annual gain And there was adequate involvement from the rest of the community through a supply of volunteers and equipment," she said. Retardation may be due to a variety of factors, many unknown. But hereditary factors often play a part; brain damages received at birth or German measles in many cases, contracted by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, Sister Muriel said. Sakatoons University Hospital offers a genetic counselling service, one of the few in the country, and many of these tragedies could be prevented if more people would avail themselves of the service. Canada has a total of 640,000 retarded people and of these, 525,000 are considered educable, 83,000 trainable and more than 31,000 profoundly retarded.

In Saskatchewan, an estimated 800 to 1,000 children and adults are severely retarded. Sister Muriel said the provincial government, convinced of the program's success, will probably provide continuous funding for Saskatoons special day care centre. And the 15 children currently on the waiting list, together with those attending the centre three times a week, will attend It on a full-time basis once facilities are expanded. By INGRID JAFFE Welfare Reporter The 22 children at the demonstra-tional day care centre for the severely retarded and multiple-handicapped in Saskatoon were considered untrainable and uneducatable three years ago. The centres facilities are located at the Council for Crippled Children and Adults building on Kilbum Ave.

Today, they are happier and more sociable and able to enjoy life, although progress in several cases was very slight, says Sister Muriel Gallagher. And if they progress even further, many of them may eventually graduate to the John Dolan School. The centre was started as a pilot project in 1966 in co-operation with the Saskatchewan Association for the Mentally Retarded, its Saskatoon branch and the Council for Crippled Children and Adults. It is unique in Canada. "There is one in Toronto, but it is more of an activity centre for severely handicapped people, she said.

And Yorkton opened one last year, patterned after the centre in Saskatoon, although less elaborate. Sister Muriel, a researcher sociologist from Kingston, only recently completed a study on the programs ef- Progress offers hope to parents fects on the children as well as their families. And the effects are encouraging, because it was demonstrated to a significant degree these children can be looked after in their homes if parents are given support by a day care centre such as this. The children, under the supervision of director Mrs. Doreen Fairburne, three special trained child care workers, assisted by volunteers, learned to dress and feed themselves, talk and, in some cases, even walk.

They learned to be aware of themselves and their surroundings and they have become more responsive to their parents. "The children pay attention to them now, look at them and smile, she said. -V v. i Of 21 cu. ft.

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ONLY column and passing it off as their own. Its happening more and more. Are drugs O.K. if you learn how to control them? Can they be of help? The answers are in Ann Landers new booklet, Straight Dope on Drugs. For each booklet ordered send a dollar bill, plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope (16 cents postage) to Ann Landers, Box 3346, Chicago, 111.

tall girls are popular, so maybe Mums statueque beauties have rotten personalities to go with their beautiful faces. Tell her, will you please? Happy Pee Wee Dear Happy: It would be a waste of time. If love is blind, mother love is also deaf and dumb. Confidential to Disappointed In Alabama: There is no way I can prevent other writers from lifting material from my IFrannlk ILowe Dedication MR. AND MRS.

W. J. MclNTOSH Dear Ann Landers: A few days ago my best friend died. He was my teacher, my idol, my symbol of strength and protection. He was also my lather.

Last year on my seventeenth birthday I obtained my drivers license. Three weeks later I had a minor accident. I was scared to death of what my father would say when the police called him. I wasnt hurt but I had a few scratches and was dazed by the impact. The moment he saw me he hugged me and tried to calm my ragged nerves.

I kept repeating, Ill never drive again. He said, Oh yes you will. In fact you are going to drive me home. Then he told me about Thomas Alva Edison how he made the first electric light bulb after seven years of hard work and experimentation. Edison handed the precious bulb to his laboratory assistant to put away.

The assistant accidentally dropped it. Of course the bulb broke into a thousand pieces. Edison went to work on a second bulb. After he completed it he handed it to his assistant again to prove that he had confidence in him. I knew how the assistant must have felt when I was behind the wheel of that car, driving my dad home.

This was only one of the lessons I learned from this remarkable man. I am thankful for having had him for eighteen years. I hope you will find room in your column for my letter. Perhaps it will help the lucky ones who still have a dad to appreciate him a little more. A Loving Daughter.

Dear Daughter: What a beautiful tribute. When 1 read your letter I thought about my own father. He, too, was a remarkable man and I miss him every day of my life. I 60 years together ANY Spring Coat, Raincoat, Parka, Windbreaker, Ski Jacket, Snowsuit, Siwash Sweater Thursday. She asks how Im feeling and who died.

Then she puts the kids on. They say, Hello, Grandma, the dog wants to talk to you. I sit and hold the phone like a dumbbell and I dont hear anything. All of a sudden the dog yelps, like somebody gave him a sock and then my daughter hollers at them to leave the dog alone. I get to listen to a whole fight no conversation, just a lot of screaming and yelling.

I dont want to hang up because I think someone will come on the line and say something. I have sat with that crazy receiver in my hand for as long as 20 minutes. Please tell me what to do about this. It spoils my whole day. Thank you, Ann.

High Blood Pressure Dear H.B.P.: When your daughter calls next Thursday tell her youd like to talk to the kids but not to the dog. Ask her to stand by the phone and instruct the kids to say goodbye when theyve finished so youll know when to hang up. Dear Ann Landers: I just read the letter from Mum who complains that her two beautiful daughters dont have any dates because they are tall. She said the tall guys are taken by the sawed-off, runty dames, and she thinks its a dirty shame. I happen to be a girl five feet tall and I date a lot short boys as well as tall ones.

It doesn't make any difference to me. I have observed that many and Mrs. Vera ODell of Washington. There are four grandsons, and two great grandaughters. Mr.

and Mrs. W. J. McIntosh of Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, were honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go tea held at the home of their grandson Gordon Sum-mach, 1221 Ave. I north.

Mr. McIntosh was born at Warsaw, Ont. and homesteaded in the Zealandia district in 1905. Mrs. McIntosh was born in Teeswater, Ont.

The couple 1 were married in Saskatoon in 1912 and resided in the Zea-; landia district until retiring to 1 Saskatoon in 1962. 1 A family buffet supper was I held following the tea. Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh have I three daughters, Mrs.

Wilfred 1 Summach of Asquith, Mrs. Ernie Puranen of Winnipeg, Beautifully Cleaned Minor Repairs FREE, Carefully Pressed EACH Consultant SACKVILLE, N.B. (CP) Dr. Mary Elizabeth Feniak, associate dean, faculty of home economics at the University of Manitoba, has been named a consultant at Mount Allison University here. She will study the feasibility of establishing a family studies program in home economics here.

During the current academic year, Mount Allison has not offered home economics courses, pending the appointment of a consultant. Save as much as $1.61 each on some items SHOWER PROOFING ONLY 99c EXTRA SASKATOONS EXCLUSIVE Dear Ann Landers: My married daughter telephones me once a week. Big deal. Its the same routine every e. IN THE At this time of year I sit in my office and try manfully to stifle my sobs as I read the way those awful owners treat their baseball chattels.

I mean, there is the case of Rusty Staub. Rusty, as we all know because Rusty says it is so, plays baseball only "out of personal pride. The fact that he also needs $100,000 is incidental. But somehow, I am on the side of Rusty. After all, in these negotiations should he settle for $90,000 or $100,000 he has raised the fine art of a hold-out from the role of the mere money-grabber to that of it being a matter of social conscience.

I mean, Rusty has already made it abundantly clear that to him baseball is not a matter of money, but personal pride. So the difference between the niggardly Expo offer ($90,000 and a two-year contract) and his expecta 1 1 ($100,000 and a three-year contract) is not a matter of time or money. The Expo management, he has said in a public statement, is taking a crass view. It is basing its offer on things like performance on the field, home runs hit, runs driven in. This is the cold, mechanical approach.

Rusty much prefers the humanitarian approach. As he puts it, he does not want to be rated, when it comes to salary and length of contract, as a baseball player. He wants the Expos to consider his work with many kids and service clubs and little league groups and sports fans across the country." Thataway to go, Rusty baby. You see, Rusty by this kind of argument has demonstrated that he has studied oiir capitalistic system and found it good well, at least promising. I am sure that Rusty is taking the stand he is that pating a kid on the head in January is equally as important as patting a ball over the left field fence in August because he has seen how this approach has worked in big business.

In other words, show me top business executive who, en his wayup, has not headed a charity drive or found time to become closely associated with some youth organization, and Ill show you a business executive whose father owns the Today It is almost mandatory at least, so it seems to me that man with his eyes fixed on the presidents chair must not only show flair in the business field. He must also, at least while in such roles as assistant to the vice-president and vice-president, demonstrate a great desire to help the less fortunate in our society. A degree in business administration from Harvard might be helpful. But it is almost as helpful to be known as the man who put the local Milk for Orphaned Alligators fund over the top for the first time in 20 years. Through the business pages, which I read with almost the same sense of wonder as some people read about the folk customs of the natives of Bora Bora, I watch this kind of thing unfold.

You can spot the future tycoons. One year the guy you are betting on is announced as head of a minor service club charity drive. He is not yet a vice-president but soon after the drive is announced as a success he becomes a vice-president. Not of the service club, you idiot. Of the firm.

Then, as night follows day, the announcement -appears saying he has been asked to head up a much more Important work of charity. If It fails well, lets forget him. But if it succeeds, the firm presidency is only one more charity drive away. So I think we should bet behind Rusty. He is going about his trade in the accepted free enterprise manner, Sure, he has hit a few home rus.

But even more important, if one wants to get to the $100,000 level, Is to keep patting those kids on their heads. Or doesnt Expo boss Fanning read the business pages? GUARANTEED LENGTH DRAPERY CLEANING PROCESS OTkn 's- Certain cancers under control, researchers say HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Re- ing and clotting, headaches, diz- searchers at the Baylor College zilless anc! symptoms. The patient has a high risk of of Medicine Claim to ha leukemia, doctors controlled a form of bone gay, jje may also die of a marrow and blood cancer by de- stroke, heart attack or other priving patients of Vitamin B-2, complications. Because the also known as riboflavin.

cause of death may finally be Dr. Montague Lane, professor attributed to something else, of pharmacology at the school, doctors are not certain how said patients with the disease, widespread polycythemia vera called polycythemia vera, have is. been without symptoms of the Dr. Frank Smith, assistant cancer for up to four years professor of pharmacology and after receiving the vitamin dep- medicine, estimated that the rivation treatment. disease is less common than Since the disease Is a slow leukemia and appears most malignancy which may take commonly in 1 1 -a many years to be fatal, it is too males.

early to say if the vitamin dep- Lane said up to now treat-rivation treatment is a cure, ment consisted of periodically they said. removing blood from the patient Polycythemia vera is a dis- or of administering potent antiease in which the bone marrow cancer drugs, which may have produces an abnormal amount serious side effects and lose of red blood cells. It also in- their effectiveness with time, creases production of white Neither stopped the disease blood cells and blood platelets, process. which are necessary for clot- The vitamin deficiency treat-ting, the researchers said. ment is used only 'once, for With abnormally thick blood, from four to six weeks, the ductile patient has abnormul bleed- tors said.

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