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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta vn Further action promised OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister T r u d e a u promiced to consider further action to give women a better break in the public service. He told David Orlikow North) in the Commons that following the re- port of the royal commission on the status of women, the public service commission was in- structed to give women every opportunity for advancement and promotion. Mr. Orlikow said it is not working that way. He called for a "much more active program" of recruiting women into the public service. The prime minister said this .will be considered. He would decide whether other steps are necessary to ensure that the governments aims are carried out. Lincoln Alexander ilton West) said the commis- sion's senior-management train- ing course has attracted only one woman. Mr. Trudeau said there aie other areas of the public service where women have had "remarkable suc- cess." Earlier he told the House the government dislikes "the quota approach' for increasing the percentage of women in govern- ment roles. He was- responding to Opposi- tion Leader Robert Stanfield, who asked whether any signifi- cant changes are planned to raise the number of women in senior positions. Mr. Stanfield quoted Treasury Board President C. M. Drury as saying last weekend that only two per cent of federal jobs paying more than an- nually are held by women. The House was told last week there are 23 women in that category. Monday, however, the num- ber was raised to 24. When Mi- chael Forrestall mouth-Halifax East) asked the question last week, the first re- ply neglected to mention Jean Edmonds, Prairie region direc- tor-general of operations for and immigration. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWiRK Hie cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 Wednesday, April 18, 1973 THE LETHBRIOGE HERAlC 5 grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON Enjoying refreshments Many of the patients and staff of the Lethbria'ge Auxiliary Hospital were treated to an afternoon of tea and baked goods supplied courtesy Beta Sigma Phi So- rority. The chapters sponsor the tea annually for the bene- fit of at the hospital. Pictured left to right are Eunice Kirr serving hospital resident Mrs. Katie Troyan, with Karen Moss pouring the tea. DAN'S GREENHOUSE EAST OF STOCKYARDS EASTER LUIS EASTER MUMS OPEN GOOD FRIDAY AMD EASTER SUNDAY THE TRADE Birth defects linked to temperature By LAWRENCE K. New York Times Service GENEVA An Australian scientist's animal experiments, More Family pages 6, 7 which produced a w'ide range of serious birth defects by slightly raising the pregnant mother's bodv temperature, have led the World Heath Or- ganization to investigate the implications for human beings. The organization has sponsor- ed further animal experiments in two American laboratories. Its annual report cites the criti- cal need for other investigators to carry forward research that the Australian veterinarian. Dr. M. J. Edwards, has puW'shed in several scientific iournals over the past six years. Birth defects inelud'ng small brain size, severe learning de- fects, growth retardation, loss of vision from cataracts, club foot and other skeletal, muscu- lar and dental deformities were produced in experi- nrcrts by briefly exposing preg- nant guinea pigs and rats to a hct environment. The elevated temperature was produced experimentally in an incubator, not naturally by a viral or other infection. The type of resulting damage tend- ed to depend on the time during pregnancy that the guinea pig or rat was exposed to hyper- thermia. or elevated bodv tem- perature of about three to four dearees fahrenheit. Although none of the studies have been ('one on humans, Edwards and other scientists here suggest that some human birth defects may result from elevated body tenrDeratures in temperate and tropical cli- mates. These scientists suggest that excessive heat, a natural Dhysi- cal factor resulting from fevers associated with common illness- j es such as the flu and with sau-' nas and tropical climates, can possibly be a causa of at least some human birth defects. "This is quite said Dr. Ian Beveridge, veterinarian who works at WHO and at Cam- bridge University la England. He added in an interview, "These findings imply that feb- rile illnesses of whatever cause in pregnant women could con- cdivably damage the fetus and affect the intelligence of the child. There's a big field where this research could fit in." Although scientists have learned that serious birth de- fects can result when mothers are exposed on pregnancy to thalidomide or rubella (Germen ineasle such teratogenic TN ancient Rome, a n.r- SKi f'TJght twice about declaring him self bs'ikrunt. It UTS an offer1- ve punhh- bv slavery or death. rrd the cho'ce was up to the drugs and viruses account for just a small psrcer.taee of hu- man birth defects. Chenrcals and irradiation can also cause birth defects. To learn if raised tempera- tures could be an important factor in human birth defects, Beveridge said that WHO had asked laboratories in New j England and California to re- peat and carry forward the line of research that Edwards had begun at the University cf Syd- ney veterinary school in Aus- tralia. If the creditors cctfdn't aeree c1: tha pimishirnt, tJ-ei-e was still a third pos- sillily. The hapless binknmt could be dismerrftered, with e ach creditor taking his due share cf arms, .legs and other Irts pieces. It seems ouite likely this was the o-igin of that old chestnut about some- thing costing an arm and a P r e se n t -day b-pikn'-fcv, th'ik gccdnsss, is much less pEMTlft'l. Although it is generally thought of as a business fail- ure. bst yeT for every busi- ns-s that filed a petition, there were r'ne" in- dividuals: and accord'ng to Northvvcs'-ern Natimal Life Insi'raree bankruptcy is still" on the in- crease. One of those glamorous, glossy folders which times find their way to my dssk. informs ma that tha classic vacation renting a mountain cabin or lakeside cottage for a few weeks ev- ery year has taken on a new twit. Today's adventurous fam- ilies, it seems, are doing the same thins only in Sna'n, Francs. Hawaii, the Carib- bean and c'.hsr exclc places. The tells ms a farrily of fire en nerd tvr> wssfcs in a tv-o-bEdrcom. apart rrsnt overlooking si "extraordinarily Med- iterranean in Spain, for about Si.SOO. The way to live on the chcapy-chsapy in your own little place in or France or vherever, ap- parently, is to buy your very own condominium a p ar t- ment rent it out for about 11 months cf the year (you and occupy it yourself th.3 cth-sr four weeks. The folder's wind-up is a dcozy, all about a sweet yovng thing spending her va- cation in an apartment on the Coila del Sol, who twitters "you really don't feel like a tourist when you're arguing with a butcher over a cut of meat fcr dinner." Heavens-to-betsy I can argue with the butcher at hcme. anytime. For L expect to live it up in the vary top tourist fashion, with every hrtury in the cluding breakfast in bed. V M April h the month of the cT-mond birthstone, ar.d the Diamond Information Centre has finally dropped a line to let me know hcwcum these precious gems are measured in carats. Centuries ago. gem dealers in the Middle Bast used th.3 seeds cf the carob tree, call- ed Iteration, to balance their scales. The seeds were sur- prizingly uniform in weight. Even on today's precise scales, scientists have beaa unable to detect more than one three-thousandth of an ounce difference between the seeds. I did try pointing out to my family that because I'm an April blessing, the centre says ''this is the perfect op- portunity to give a unique gift of diamond jewellery to someone but scnre- haw, nobody paid any atten- tion. Try this delicious goodie on your family scmcjme scon, then make batch and pop it in freszer to have on hand for unexpected com- FLny. FROZEN SOUR CREAM STRAWBERRY DESSERT 2 cups prepared whipped tcpping sour cream 2 tblEp sugar Fresh strawberries, s'lec-d sweetened topping, sour cream and s u ga r. Spread in an e i g h t-inch square pan. Freeze. Cut fro- zen mixture into squares and top with strawberries. Makes nine ssrvlngs. ana ana 014 The second annual ceramic show and tea cf the Dr. F. H. Mewburn OBE Chapter, IODE, will be held in the Pemmican Club rooms Thursday from 1 to 9 p.m. and will be convened by Mrs. C. F. Steele. Receiving the guests will be Mrs. D. G. W. Sutherland, Mrs. E. MacLean, Mrs H. W. Dewar, and Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Brown from the sir Alex- ander Gait Chapter. Also assisting are Mesdames L. H. Blackbourne, A. P. Babes, D. J. Beary. A. A. Cam- eron, E. Constable, C. M. Cran- stoun; Mesdames A. Guise, E. V. Laneford, J. Loetscher, L. J. McKenzie, F. E. Quittenbaum, B. A. Scott. A. V. Weatherup and Misses D. Church, C. Mac- Earchern and M. McNeely. Pick 'Linda' a no-cap w n B non-fHzz EEura fibre for Spring A stunning linle wig for She rot wecrther oheod. Cool, cool no-cop styJe in non- frizz (100% fibre) resists heat and humidity. Skin-like front section lets you part your hair ihe way YOU wont. Come Iry the "Linda" wig ot Eaton's now. Personal Shopping OnJy. Main EATON'S Shop Eofon's Thursday From 9 Til 9. Buy Line Use your Eaton Ccme True Card. Store Closed Good Friday, April 20th. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. jackpot in 55 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 SPONSORED 8Y THE IOYAI ORDER OP MOOSE AVON For That Special Mother's Day Gift, Give Avon PRICE SALE ON NOW (OFFER EXPIRES APRIL 21) Ask your Avon Lady or Phone 328-7424 THE CLUBHOUSE STAFF OF THE LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB will serve members and guests AN EASTER DINNER MENU of BAKED HAM or ROAST TURKEY FUll COURSE WITH WINE 12 noon 1o 230 p m. RESERVATIONS PLEASE PHONE 327-2527 SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BERN IN A AT: APPLIANCE 4 n AVF S FKONE 328-1673 03 323-1332 i Dev CALL FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION ;