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Sask. Ave. E.; Dr. W. C. Smith, 102-32 Tupper St. N.; Dr. J. N. Stasiuk, 41 Royal Road N.; and Dr. Garry M. Winters, 29 Royal Road N.

Denturists are Carley, Barry & Spinak, Alex., 29 Royal Road N. (Sth off.)


Many old-timers will remember the small ovals of glass framed with a very narrow rim of metal, which were called 'eye-glasses'. Wire em-lugs had little loops twisted to hold a piece of string that was tied behind the head. What a difference to the attractive glasses being sold today! However, there was a difference in price too. In 1892~ the unattractive models could be purchased for 25cl They could be obtained in a hardware store at the same time as a shopping trip for H rake or a hoe, and an eye test was deemed unnecessary. Many of the glasses seem to have been magnifying glasses with varying degrees of magnification, and a shopper merely tried them on and selected the ones most suitable.

When optometrists first opened offices in Portage la Prairie is not known; a lso their names and methods of determining visual defects. We arc happy to be able to say, that in this day and age, we have three skillful optometrists who capably attend to the re­ quirements of our citizens. They are as follows: E. R. George, II Saskatchewan Ave. E.; Rnlph Logan, 101-32 Tupper St. N.; and Dr. K. E. MacDonald, 29 Royal Road N.


From back in the early days to the present time people have had faith in the therapeutic results of chiropractics, <md certainly before men made it career by study and training. The word was derived from the Greeks: "cheir" meaning "hand", and "praktikos" meaning "pructical". With no training it is quite possible that mas­ sage and exercise resulted in relief from minor annoying ailments. At the present time, as we understand it, it is a method of manipu­ lation of the joints and spinal column for the relief of pressure caused by impingement of a hone or cartilage on a nerve.

The name "Elliott" has long he en associated withthis method of treatment in Portage In Prairie. The number of satisfied patients who go to the offices of Dr. M. G. Elliott, 612 Saskatchewan Ave.