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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, April 11, 1973 Fetal abnormalities tested By JAISE E. BKODY New York Times Service NEW YORK human fetus, which for miHenia has gestated undisturbed in the sa- crosanct womb, is being pinch- ed, pricked, photographed and otherwise monitored by medi- cal researchers whose gcal is the birth of healthier babies. Using a variety of new gad- gets and tests to unveil secrets formerly locked within the womb until birth, researchers are devising faster, more ac- curate methods for diagnosing abnormalities early in fetal life and for checking on the de- velopment of the fetus at cri- tical points during pregnancy. The ever closer scrutiny of the fetus is aimed at prevent- ing the birth of infants with sev- ere defects and saving the lives Southminster choir presents The Messiah, the world re- nowned oratorio by George Frederick Handel, will bs pre- sented Sunday by the South- jrinster Church Senior Choir, at Southminster church. Wilfred Woolhouse. director of the choir, said this is the fourth year the group fias staged the public performance. "This will te the first time we use the new Shirmer edi- tion." said Mr. Woolhouse, "and the minor changes which have been made are quite ef- VflLFRED WOOLHOUSE choir director fective it's a brighter pres- entation." The Southminster perform- ance is to take place at 3 p.m., and is a "straight choral per- formance." The oratorio is the story of the Messiah, as told in the Bible, and put to music. "There are soloists who will take the major singing parts in the explained Mr. Woolhouse, ''and altogether it will include approximately 45 to 50 people. "Basically it is made up of the members of the choir, with members from the First Bap- tist church choir and the Leth- bridge Symphony Orchestra." It expected that 400 to 500 people will attend the annual performance which commem- orates Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Musical accompaniment will be entirely on the organ and will be provided by Mr. Wool- house himself. Soloists are Colleen Kauf- mann, Walter Goerzen, Mary Thomson and Arthur Hunt. The Messiah was first pro- duced in 1742 in Dublin, Ire- land and hailed as one of the greatest of Handel's works. It has been staged frequently each year by various major choral groups throughout the world, including the London Philharmonic. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY P.M. Jackpot in 54 Numbers 12 Games in 7 Numbers 4th 8th Games Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 3 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE AL'S APPLIANCE REPAIR 1410 17th STREET SOUTH IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA MAJOR AND SMALL APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION Authorized Service Depot for RIVAL if MAGIC HOSTESS AL SCHROEDER BUS. PHONE 328-7149 RES. PHONE 328-7151 of those jeopardized by adverse conditions in the womb. Some of the techniques under study may make it possible one day to operate on the fetus or treat it for life-threatening di- seases long before it must face the stresses outside the womb. Much of the pioneering re- search in fetal development has been done at the Dmvnstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, a leading centre for research in obstetrics and gynecology. There, an obstetric team spent the last five years put- ting together an extensive "at- las" of fetal development using ultrasound, a simple, nannies: method that applies the echo principles of the navy's sonar to monitor the growth of the fetus There, too, an obstetrician has devised a scope that goes dir- ectly into the womb to exam- ine the young fetus. At his office at Downstate. Dr. Carlo Valenti could scarce- ly contain his excitement as he described his latest research achievement, the endoaminio- scope, as he calls it. Valenti's scope, developed with the aid of optical engin- eers, is a prototype instrument for directly viewing, photogra- phing and taking skin and blood samples from a fetus 14 to 16 weeks old. The instrument, the doctor said, could be used to.examine the developing fetus visually for gross physical defects, such as anencephaly (lack of a and to analyze its blood for such inherited disorders as side-cell anemia and hemo- philia. The scope, through which the doctor can take a biopsy of fetal skin, could also be used to improve the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis of birth de- fects. Valenti said. He explain- ed that current methods use cells floating in the amniotic fluid, and occasionally the mother's cells are mistaken for fetal cells, making the diag- nosis meaningless. But with a direct fetal biop- sy, which snips off a piece of skin about one millimeter square from some innocuous place like inside the upper arm, ''there can be no mis- the doctor said. He added that skin cells grow much more rapidly than cells from the amniotic fluid, making a diagnosis possible within two days instead of the current three to four weeks. Valenti's scope is a tube-like device about a quarter inch in diameter containing optical fibres that transmit the image, a light source and a biopsy tool. Although he is seeking further miniaturization of the instrument, Valenti has begun safety tests on pregnant wo- men who are scheduled for abortion. So far, the scope ap- pears to cause no serious harm to the- fetus or the pregnancy, he said. NEWEEAUTY 'HDOJGH! m mARCEllE 100% HYPO-ALLERGENIC PURE PROTECTION FOR YOUR SKIN Cosmetics so rich in beauty "extras" they just can't help being beneficial for all women. Treatments to pamper and protect your skin as never before. Makeup ivilh just the tight amount of coverage in smashing new shades. Everything known to irritate sensitive, delicate skin bas been screened out... leaving only pure protection and a radiant new you. Sheer, light, delicate... year skin comes alive with a dewy-fresh youthful glow. MARCELLE HYPO-ALLERGEMC COSMETICS... THE NUMBER ONE PIONEER IN HYPO-ALLERGENIC PRODUCTS Recommended year after year by leading Dermatologists and Allergists April 9th to GIFT WITH PURCHASE 2 ounc? ,or o' Morttllc WoiMure Cream, Pi'oil Volu? 00, will b? given a-vsy wnK a di or more MorccMe McCREADY-BAINES 614 3rd AVE. S. FREE DEUVERY Storybook characters Christopher Robin plans on sharing many of his storybook adventures with all who attend the annual ice carnival Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Lake Ice Arena. Shown are some of the cast of the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club's program, Winnie the Pooh and Friends. Rear, left to right are Holly Maguire as Tigger; Terry Krahn as a thistle; Joan Olnick as art owl and Natalie Reimer as Piglef; front left, Laura Lee as little bumble and centre, Douglas Shostak as a mushroom. Immigration miracle worker TORONTO (CP> Almost 200 families here will be eter- nally grateful to Ed Gale, a man they must regard as some- what of a miracle worker. Mr. Gale, director of the im- migration department of the Catholic Family Services here, was responsible during the last year for reuniting 188 families with their breadwinners who were living in Toronto. He approved applications for 639 interest-free travel loans to bring relatives of breadwinners from distant locations, including Korea, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Cey- lon, China, Egypt, Cuba, Greece, Turkey and Pakistan. Loans of up to a family for such reunions are available to immigrants from the federal government, but interest is charged. Money for the service run here by Mr. Gale comes from the International Catholic Mi gration Commission in Geneva Switzerland. The fund is sup- ported by Roman Catholics throughout the world. A total o more than million was given to Canadian-based families from 1950 to last pe- riod for which statistics are available. SEPARATED 17 YEARS Repayments are geared tc family income, and more than 90 per cent are repaid in full Average monthly payments are about Mr. Gale has many warm memories of reunions. A couple from Ecuador, who brough their four children here with the help of a loan from Mr. Gale dropped in on him the day after the children's arrival. They just wanted te thank him personally and share their joy. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "The letter you sent your mother needs another stamp. You must have included the recipe for last night's casserole." Krahn Homes LTD. "HOMES OF DISTINCTION" Present their Second NEW HOME SHOWING Saturday, April 14th 2-8 p.m. Sunday, April 15fh 1-8 p.m. HOMES LOCATED IN COALDALE "GEM OF THE WEST" FREE DOOR PRIZES MAIN STREET COAIOALE-Follow the signs These Hornet will be thown fay ASTRO REALTY "EXCLUSIVE SAlES AGENTS" WESTMINSTER SHOPPING PIAZA PHONE 328-7748 ITD. Reunions can be dramatic as in the case of a Polish family brought together for the first time after 17 years of separa- tion. Mr. Gale's office, assisted by the Geneva headquarters, worked with the Polish govern- ment to get exit visas for a mother and three children to join the family's husband and father in Toronto. Mr. Gale said loans are avail- able to anyone, regardless of re- ligious background. "The person's religion doesn't even appear on the application he said. The Toronto office also helps immigrants find employment and gives advice on health in- surance, income tax and other such subjects. Alberta IODE to meet Several women from local IODE chapters will be in at- tendance at the 53rd asinual con- vention to be held In Edmonton April 17 through 19. Those planning to attend are Mrs. E. C. Miller and Mrs. S, W. Hooper, both of the Sir Alex- ander Gait Chapter; and Mrs. A. S. Fumerton of the Dr. Mew- burn, QBE, Chapter, all of Letb- bridge. The delegates will report to the convention regarding a local scholarship which is to be given to a group in this area, possibly the mental health or- ganization. The theme of the three-day workshop is today's woman in changing society, and it is anti- cipated that over 100 represen- tatives from all parts of the province will be present A morning workshop will be teld Wednesday, with Miss Isabel A. Munrpe, dean of women at the University of Al- berta as speaker. Topics to be discussed in- clude launching families, vol- unteerisin. women's liberation and the IODE. retirement and he changing society. The provincial banquet will be held that evening with guest speaker Mrs. K. J. C. Dean, na- ional president from Toronto. Honorary president Mrs. 'etcr Lougheed wifl also be present. Provincial headquarters will be in Calgary for Ore coming crm of office, as the new prcs- dent is Mrs. W. J. Ross of that d1y. Past president Is Mrs. L. F. Willan of Edmonton. ABORTIONS UP LONDON {AP> An average of legal abortions were xrformod each week last year in Britain, the government said. The weekly total was 600 more Sum in the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON DRACE yourself for a mas- sive invasion of sweaters, come fall. Clc'thing buyers from all corners of the world assem- bled in Paris for the fall and winter showing of ready-to- wear from the great fashion houses last week, and were literacy inundated in sweat- ers in every conceivable form. Obviously, we're going to be buying sweaters pretty soon sweaters that look like coats, sweaters patterned with abstract designs and pop-art themes like the face of Marilyn Monroe; big, bulky turtlen e c k s, and sweaters with cutaway necklines to show the collar of the shirt becieath. Yves Saint Laurent has gone overboard for the long, skinny sweater, extending 'way down over the hips, and teamed with a pleated or skinny skirt or pants. Many of the Saint Laurent affairs are the length of the old mini- skirt. Several weeks ago I re- ceived a copy of the Chase Almanac and Fact Book. Browsing through the section on western weather, I've no- ticed, in a casual sort of way, that Messrs. Chase are ap- parently on good terms with the weatherman, and seem to have been getting legiti- mate information. They tell us that the "first real inclination toward more H the price of standing rib sends your blood pressure soaring, and Eugene Whel- an's meatballs leave you cold, here is a happy com- promise. Slow cooking in a tasty marinade turns this lesser cut of beef into a ten- der dish. Try it with rice, brussels sprouts and an old- fashioned graham cracker pie. i Chuck Roast Milanese 1 3-lb chuck roast 1% tsp Ac'cent 1% tsp salt tip pepper 3 tblsp butter or marga- His daytime styles are heavy on red fox collars and cuffs, with a cape thrown over them to 'complete the look. Bis evening sweaters are all glittery, with feathers around the edges. Day and night, Saint Laur- ent's sweaters are loaded with class. Almost all the big names In gay Paree had their own versions of the sweater on display. Dorothee Bis showed jumbo knit coats and ponchos, Giv- enchy had sweaters with deli- cate flower designs, Sonia Kykiel had skinny pullovers longer than the, cardigans that went over them. So if you want to get your wardrobe in shape for fall, and there's nothing buried in mothballs down in the basement, buy yourself a pair of knitting needles. Or better stiill cultivate some- one who knows how to use 'em. mod era te temperatures comes around 21st Balmy weather remains to end of month, though some regions experience brief cloudy period on 26." On the 21st, I'm going to dust off the old barbeque. Should it rain or (heaven for- snow I plan to send the Messrs. Chase a very, very nasty letter for getting my hopes up. nne 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste 1 cup dry red wSae or bouillon 3 cups water 2 large onions, chopped 5 cloves Vs tsp garlic powder Sprinkle both sides of roast with Ac'cent, salt and pepper. Melt butter in dutch oven, add roast and brown on both sides. Add tomato paste, wine cr bouillon, water, onions, doves and garlic powder. Cover and simmer 1% to 2 hours, until tender. Makes six to eight servings. SUPER GIANT BAKING FESTIVAL THURSDAY, APRIL 12th STARTING AT 2 P.M. CENTRE VILLAGE MALL 13th Street North Sponsored by FIRST UNITED CHURCH WOMEN COMPLETELY REBUILT AUTOMATIC WASHERS DRYERS AS WELL AS SPIN WASHERS 90 DAY GUARANTEE Fairfield Appliance Services Ltd. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6814 We will also buy any RCA, Inglis or Whirlpool automatic washers or gas dryers in need of repair for rebuilding. THE WORLD OF FASHION: AT YOUR FEET WHEN YOU SHOP BENEFIT SHOES B E N E F I 1 S H 0 E The store with a competent, fully experienced staff, trained to fit all feet correctly. We invite you