Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Valley inhabitants live unusually long LONDON (AP) A British scientist is urging the World Health Organization lo study ana protect a beautiful and re- mote valley in Ecuador where men and women well beyond ihe age of 100 are working and enjoying gooci health. David Danes, a member of the gerontelogical unit oi Uni- versity College. London, cited the case of Jose David, a wiry, snowy bearded farmer, re- ported to be aged 142, who he said still hoes his vegetable garden in the Vilcambamba Valley in Ecuador's Loja prov- ince. Davies wrote in tb? New Sci- entist magazine that the advanc- ed ages of the Vilcambamba super centenarians would be dif- ficult to disprove because they were backed up by official rec- ords. "Another place to achieve Childless marriage tra REGINA (CP) It is tragic that many Canadians believe in childless marriages, says Mrs. A. A. Boucher of Vancou- ver, president of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Can- ada. think it is wrong for par- ents not to have children if they are able to bring them up.'4 she said in an interview here. The CWL supports anti-abor- tion groups and considers the cutting down on the birth rate suicidal, Mrs. Boucher said She said some women are up- set with the continuing male domination of the church. The CWL hasn't decided whe- ther women should be allowed into priesthood although it favors participation of women in the ministry, said Mrs. Bou- cher, who was here to attend the 50th annual convention of the league's Regina archdioce- council. for the longevity of its inhabitants is the Russian Davies said. The Soviets have long claim- ed to have the world's ohhst people. In May. 1971, the Soviet news agency Tass reported the death of Shiran Gasanov of Az- erbaijan at the age of 154. "The Vilcambamba group are much more likely to be Davies said. "They are Roman Catholics and thus have baptismal certificates which are available for inspec- tion Most of the inhabitants of Vil- cambamba are descended from Spaniards who settled in the re- gion 400 years ago. Peace has reigned in the valley for four centuries The climate at feet above i sea level is ideal with a year- round temperature of about 68 degrees and a constant cool breeze blows from the moun- tains, Davies said. He said heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer are rare. "Death is usually the result of an accident or of catching influenza from the few outsid- ers who visit the he said. ''Some of the locals claim that their long lives are due to the various herb teas they drink MEN SMOKE HEAVILY He said the men smoke 40 to 50 cigarettes a day. The staple summer dish is a soup made from corn. yuka a type of root-beans and potatoes. The diet is var- ied with some fruit. The Vilcambambans are al- most vegetarian. Davies said they eat about one ounce of j meat a week, but no animal j fats. i Their daily intake of calor- ies is about 1.700 compared with 3.500 of people who live in developed countries, he said. (The only unusual item in the diet is up to four cups a day of unrefined rum Davies included a table in his cookie a day Saturday, April 78, THI IETHBRIOGI HBtAlO 17 Blockage of cerebral arteries linked to birth control pills These two energetic young ladies be eating all these cookies by them- selves. They hope to be getting a lot of help from residents of the city. National Girl Guide Cookie Day will be held Saturday, May 5, with all profits going to the Brownie Packs and Guide Companies. The sale of the cookies is the only source of income the girls receive, and with it replace and care for the Centennial Rose Garden. Shown is Girl Guide Donna Tromon at left, receiving a helping hand from Brownie Shauno Gagne. BOSTON (AP) A two-year study by 12 teaching hospitals in the United States strongly in- dicates that using oral con- traceptives may lead to strokes in women of child-bearing age. The study, published recent- ly in the New England Jour- nal of Medicine, was co-ordi- nated by Duke University Medi- cal Centre. While there has been previous evidence connecting strokes and the use of oral contraceptives, the new study offers the most conclusive data on the risk to date. The study concludes that women using birth-control pills are almost 10 times more likely to suffer cerebral thrombosis than those who do not. This thrombosis is a stroke caused by an artery in the brain being blocked. Another increased stroke risk found in the study was that of cerebral hemorrhage, the rup- ture of a blood vessel in the brain. This was found to bej twice as great in pill users, al- though the researchers noted that some thrombosis may have been mistakenly identified as hemmorrhage stroke. The study of almost 1.300 women also noted that there was a disturbingly high associ- ation between smoking and stroke in women using the pill. Swimsuit competition The researchers suggested that smoking adds to the con- traceptive's possible blood-clott- ing tendencies. "It should be emphasized, however, that even in non- smokers the use of oral con- traception increased the risk of the researchers added. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Martin Vessey, a British authority on birth control pills, said the risks of pill-associated strokes must be put into per- spective Dr. Vessey contends that the risks from pill side effects are smaller than those from normal pregnancy or abortion. Other researchers sharply disagree any say the risks from possible strokes from pill use should get greater emphasis. Dr. Vessey says the study has several flaws, including lack of data on the type of oral con- traceptives used, the duration of use and possible effects of high blood pressure, dlabetet and other medical factors. calendar of local kapp total population of 819. three The Whirl-A-Ways will square i send representatives. Everyone tion corner of 5th Ave. and 6th and round dance Monday at welcome. St. S. There will be a sale of p.m. in St. Augustine's: rhome baking, novelties, a door i parish hall All square dancers I The Lethbridge Women's Pro- i and a bond draw Mem- welcome Women are asked to i gressive Conservative Associa- i bers are reminded to turn in i i i i___i_ J __t _ _ I i.i i.___s ii _t_A____J ii__i _ 11 inhabitants years old. tween 110 and 120 were over one was aged be- 119, five were between 100 and 109 and 1 were between 85 and 100. 19 ALASTAIR MONT MARRIAGE COUNSELLOR Takes pleasure in announcing he is now Practicing Family Therapy For appointment Phone 327-8946 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA please bring a box lunch. jtion will meet Monday, May 7! their bond tickets and that all at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. donations to the bake or sewing Dominion Rebekah Lodge No., j F. Stewart, 631 8th St. S. table are appreciated. Every- 41 will hold a tea at the home of Mrs. Robert Linderaian. 902 Mayor Magrath Drive. Monday at 8 p.m. Visiting Rebekahs and 3573 _ be the last meeting one welcome, fall. Those requiring trans- j portation are asked to call 328-1 Tne Women of the Moose No. friends welcome. 1328 will hold their regular meet- Tuesday at 8 p.m. There An introductory course in will be an election of officers at The final meeting of the bedding plants and landscaping Hostesses will be Marnie Lethbridge Council of Home and school Associations will be for the householder will be held Hopwood and Alice Wilson. Monday at the Family Y from Letbbridge Community College School of Continuing Education heH Monday at p.m. at, to p m interesting ar- i Fleetwood-Bawden School. 9th raneements of plants and! McKillop 14th Lethondge Cub Ave. S The students of for yard also and Scout family tea and bake -tan Junior High will present discussed. Everyone j sale will be held Saturday May their project on the RCMP Trek come 5 at McKillop Church hall from i West, a discussion of busing and i 2 to 5 p.m. i lunch room facilities and a pre-1 Tte Ladies Auxiliary of the _ sentation from the birth control j Amv N aBd Force Vet. Sl CWL will bold an j centre. AH groups asked to Unit, will an instaUation-of-officers cere- hold their 25th anniversary j mony and benediction Wednes- spring tea Wednesday from jday at p.m. in the church. to p.m. at the club loca-1A regular meeting will follow. ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) Miss America, 23-year-old Terry Anne Meeuwsen, says the bathing suit competition should be eliminated from the annual Miss America pageant because it's Miss Meeuwsen. a winner in the last swim-suit contest, said I Monday she becomes angry when someone calls her a beauty queen. 1 Here for the traditional boardwalk Easter Parade, she was asked whether her views i had changed since her crowning jl'ast September. "Well, I'm convinced now jthat the swim-suit competition 'is unnecessary and should be eliminated." she replied. haven't worn a swim-suit since I was in the pageant." She said she appreciated the pageant officials' view that "walking the runway in a bath- ing siat does put a contestant under stress and allows the judges to see how she reacts, and in a way it's a good test." Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In Tfce UtKbddge Herald All weoding reports, marriage and engagement announcements will now be published or, i spe- cial page in The Herald's Saturday edition each week. Special requests for publication on other specific days of the week will be given consideration. Wedding Reports, with or without picture, will now be accepted in the following forms: Standard Wedding Report- Using the information you provide on The standard wedding report form, (available at The REPORT ONLY 5.00 REPORT WITH TWO COLUMN PICTURE Extended Wedding If you wish information published which would additional to that provided en The Herald's stand- ard report form, this will be accepted, and the entire report will then be charged at 20c per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL Bf 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone 328-4411 Family Editor The Lethbridge Herald DEFENSIVE DRIVING How ore your driving hobifs? Defensive driving is fhe professional skill that should and must be practiced every licensed motorist if we are to reduce the number of traffic accidents that occur each year. For a period of eight hours (four, two-hour ses- sions) groups of licensed, experienced, pri- vate motorists who wont to improve their driving skills ore exposed to the of defensive driving. Subjects to be covered Preventability of Motor Vehicle Principles of Defensive Driving Situations of the Two-Car Crash Standard Accident Prevention Formula Prevention of Run-Off-Road Driving the Expressways Backing, Fixed Object and Grade Cross- ing Accidents Alcohol, Drugs and Driving Pedesfrain and Bicycle Safety Successful participants will receive a wallet certificate will give merit points under the Alberto Driver Program, ond may qualify for reduced premiums in outo insurance. UM1TED TO 25 APPLICANTS 4 MONDAY EVENINGS Starting May 7 p.m. fee Instructor, GORDON SHEEN Topics: Phone 327-2141 PRIVATE PILOT REFRESHER For all private pilots active and inactive Navigation Radio Communication Airmanship Air Regulations 6 THURSDAY EVENINGS Starting May 3 7 9.30 p m. 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