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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10, THE Ann Landers IJKAlt ANN A li'iend of ours whose young daughter is competing in the l'J72 Olympics in (icrmany has told us some incredible stories about how THIS lime the offi- cials are going I" make sun- the women entries arc really nuiiiuil It I1; a'kiMiwn "f the medal winners of the pusVwnn'v.cre classified as Icmales, had Ixilh male and female physical dial iiclei islii.s and were, in fact, more male Iban female. We can't undo stand why there would be any question. Either a person tins one kind of genitals or the oilier. Ihe delerminalion ot vvliir-li could surely be established-by an examination. If (iome of siiiifrslais are homosexuals, shouldn't il be consiilerr-d a mental devialion, mil a physical? Althoufli we consider onr.-clvcs lairly sophisticated, we are In Columbus DICAIt I'.Al'T ivimc Olympic winners were hermaphro- dites. Tiiis tneuis they boih male anil female physical sex characteristics. Al the European track championship in Budapest, five ol the II women champions, il learned, were more men than women. The "female" conies lants with masculine components would often have an advan- tage A newlv developed tesl will be made on all female com- petitors 11 ho "go to Ihe Olympics in Munich. One lock of hair, examined under a microscope, will reveal the chromosomal make-up ol the individual. [Jut absolute answers are more and more difficult to find in this wild world. For example, some women athletes feel they have improved their prowess by undergoing intensive hormone treatments. That's about as sportsmanlike as the male athlete who hypos his performance with pep pills. The way things arc going they may have lo add a Cicilcl Medal for CiH'inistry. IIKAH LAMJKHS: i was r.oi happy with your reply Io the woman who was afraid to get married because a friend had told fx-r thai once a person has had syphilis, more often than not. the Wasserman tesl will come out "posi- tive" even though Hie person has been The woman didn'l want her fiance to know she had been infected and was fearful Ilia! her blood lesl might reveal it The facts are these: One out of ler. people who have had syphilis are which means they will produce -A positive Wasserman reading, even though cured, ['lease make it clear to your millions of readers, Ann. lhat if they gel a positive Wasserman n-noit they should seek addi- tional medical advice to lean: whether or nol they still have (he disease or if they fall into that 10 per cent category of Wasscrman-lasl individuals. U'.S The reason you didn't un- derstand my telegram was Iwcausc I wanlcd to avoid using Ihe word syphilis II is slill considered a dirty word by West- ern I1.I1Q. Of St. Dear. Than yon. lie-opening I his situation offers me an opportunity to say more on the subject. A person who has never had syphilis might gel a positive Wasserman read- ing if he once hurl measles, mumps, malaria, leprosy or pneumonia As lor Weslern linion, the word '.syphilis" i.s acceptable More processed. pac-k varieties Wider range of cheeses available soon OTTAWA 'CP> When you cheeses nor alter the standards r A spokesman for Kiuii K.xxi come whenever a product is OJN -Cheese" in Canadiun food- I of "our own excellent died- j Montreal, said '.he linn questioned, stores in the future, it's likely j (Jars." he 'Hie changes probably wouW IK AS well as the checks thai io open Hie door to a wider would come in the- processed1 range of products lhan now arc available. The food advisory bureau of the national health department recently modified standards for cheeses and the cold-pack var- ieties new products in line with the because ol departmental iceses i n Canada. This Cold-pack cheeses new regulations and cheese im- investigation; of old or new porters in Ottawa also said it products, the division works involve might increase the number of j closely with other federal and cheese mixtures from Iwo or varieties. more standard cheeses, such as Mr. Head said tlw changes hard, flavorful Cheddar and I in standards had come abojt coasuinpr affairs branches. provincial government deparl- rnent.s. such as agriculture and mean an increased number of and mixed cold-pack tieescs probably will he avail- ble, said Ron Read, chief of division of food additives nd standards. 'The review came about be- ause many new combinations f cheeses now are available, e-pecially from the United he said in an interview. Wt fell we should set the ground rules for new products o come into Canada and leip maintain the standards we require in cheeses." The changes probably affect Ihe import of natural a softer, creamier type. No heat is used, but the mixture or blend type jould provide that mig'ot offer a spieadable, flavorful cheese with advan tages from Imlh cheeses partly because rnanufaclurer.s for example, the agriculture wanted to bring in more vari- i department's inspectors eties and partly of con- [a clone watch on cheese tinuing appraisals o[ food stan- -essing and dards and regulations within I (.111 more or and manufacture 1n Mr. Read said. "parent" j tho department. are very jealous of the Thf! department wank-d to, standards Canadian cheeses ensure thai (tie standards would can I cover ail possibly types oi Another way the department i cheeses thai might offered gels referrals about possible for sale. poor quality products is through o'licr manufacturers, he said. SPO'l-OIKfhS A reporl a competitor The division, which to SILSJKJCIWJ of not meeting mini- keep a watchful eye on all food i mum regulations. Individual consumers also of- su.specled poor quai- close- Ihe consumer affaln THE SWEATER GIRl RETURNS The twin sweater set is back in fashion. Fabrics and slylei range tram the clas- sic Angora set. loll, lo 1be more sophisticated acrylic wrap-around combination. Saturday's issue of Weekend Magazine will (eolure a full-color fashion section devoled to sweaters. ________ Peace and dignity for terminally ill Golden Mile Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. lo 4 p.m. Saturday I to fi p m. Coming events: Autf. 21: (Mon.'J Bus leaves centre at 10 a.m. for Little Bow j Park. Wiener and corn roast j picnic with senior citizens from Cannangay and Barons. j Sept. 7: (Thurs.) Bake sale at p.m. There, will be movies, dance, presentation of trophies, raffle draw and tea or coffee. Kveryone welcome. 18: (Mon.) Bus trip to Coleman, Kananaskts Highway and Claresholm, with smorgas- hord supper al Flying N Chuck Wagon. Tickets m sale al cen- tre. MONTKKAI- Termi- continue all known measures lo j Newsworthy: naliy ill people have Ihe right 1 prolong life lo (lie in peace and dignity, miiilile." the last possible with loved ones nearby rather Maintenance of close than cloistered i" a s 11> r i 1 e rclationstiips is vitally wailing room down a tinu, iv.o chaplains a I Hie Montreal Gen- eral Hospital .say. [lev. C. Howard Christie says thai too often, death ap- proaches. Ihe medical learn take.s over, pushing "everyone in the family mil." M docs "un- dignified things lo prolong life when llu-re i.s really no hope Maintenance of close personal impor- tant Tor patients who are ser- iously ill. they say. But "it. is difficult to express close family feelings in a hospital room and even more difficult if Ihe pa- tient i.s in intensive cave." In addition, many patients form, friendships with olhers in Iheir room or ward and so the. chaplains, ilo not favor Ihe haliit' TORONTO ICI'I Almost anyone can make electrical things work, more or less Thai's where the trouble often stalls, says John Van Taack. "Someone builds a recrea- tion room and slrings lamp cord in a Wfxxlen wall, anci it may work all right. Someone taking over Ihe house will plug in a rangettc that IS amperes, and the wiring gets hot. Eventually the insu- lation dries and burns off and you get a fire." Mr. Van Taack ii mi electri- cian who leaches high school students and night classes at Northern secondary school. He fays there are some electrical chores a layman can do for himself if he knows enough about them, hut that he has grown cynical about how much some do-il-ynureelf enthusiasts do know. "Probably the mosl impor- tant rule is don'l do wiring in your house unless you can do it to mcel local utility sland- ardri. r products. occasionally does spot-checks on foods. Mr. Head ten report suspected said. But the majority of their ity and Ihe division wi checks on products, usually Iv with constim amounting to a national survey. department in these matters. CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS TORONTO. August Kith Have you heard? There's a totally new JiinrJ of sani- tary protection KTAYFHEE- i Jrnm JOHNSON' i JOHNSON! Every lnonth you have two kirios of perindF. Jteavy. And Light. Tampons and napkins take care of the first two or three heavy days. Now Stayfree- mini-pads protect you when all you 5 comfortable proteclion. Weighing only JvlO of! an vSlayiree- is e soft, pliant of absorlient cellulose, rayon and polyethylene that you simply press against your panties or girdle, I An adhesive strip keeps il lockcrl on automatically. At last a product dr-sisned especially for that sE-cond kind of period from Johnson UN. J n i v I doctors arc svmpalhct- j a snnle. Mr. Christie says Iw would ke lo sec doctors worry less bout Ihe possibility of addic- ic to the palicnl but believe that wilhoul aulboriya- lion they are luaally liound to CHICKEN BURGERS r up' r nopp'vf Qmund .hicVc-n 4 pnul'ry iprun nr or otf Mix oJ! innreHinnli nxcopl huller or ill pallict." Brown polling on holh lidcs in n.l or hultnr. Sn inbufrior rolisli or crnnberry loutc. yorir Irworirn fhkkfln rrtcipa snrf wfl writ Mnd a tiook frjlt of mti. Board -CO BOX .1131 S1W A CDMOIJTOI! on to pain-killing dnigs when iiif! with dying patients. He believes a little hclos uiny old anc3 would civ ourngc nursing homes lo per- nit the serving of drinks lo pa- icnfs perhaps their visitors cn Iniflor nj incut Ix'tiibi-itlge Lodge No 2. IOOF. will meet al a p.m. Kri- day in Ihe lodge rooms. WeeWhimsv (hialilv r.otfls More Al Simpsons-Soars 1TORE HOURS: Op.n Doily 0 ..m. p.m. Thur.d.y and F-iHny n.m p.m. Villnge. T.lephon, ;