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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1973 THE IETHBRID9E HJBlALD ff Well but far from being nourished By Norman editor Saturday Review-World Judging by congressional one of the hottest issues before the American people today is regulation of vitamins by the Food and Drug Admin- istration. The FDA has announced that it intends to require a doctor's prescription for high-potency dosages of vitamins A and D. New labelling requirements will also seek to protect the public against exaggerated or un- founded claims made by vit- amin manufacturers. In particu- the FDA wants to discour- age people from believing that vitamin pills make it unneces- sary to seek professional medi- cal help for serious health problems. Opposition to the new FDA regulations has mushroomed all over the country. Congression- al mailbags have been bulging. Some of this mail reflects con- fusion about the new regu- lations and about vitamins in general. It may be useful to sort out some of the elements in that confusion. Large doses of vitamin A over a period of time can in- crease cranial pressure and produce painful headaches with symptoms that mimic brain tu- mors or migraine conditions. The most common danger of vitamin A deficiency is poor eyesight or even blindness. A diet which includes leafy vege- tables is generally adequate to meet the body's needs for vit- amin A. Too much vitamin D can BEITS WORLD produce various forms of tox- including nausea and diz- ziness. Too little vitamin D can cause skeletal weaknesses. Chil- dren require more vitamin D than adults because of their growth requirements. In most the controversy over the ef- ficacy of vitamins has bypass- ed vitamins A and D. The vita- mins that ignite the controver- sy are vitamins C and E. It is a mistake to think that the battle lines here are only be- tween food faddists and physi- cians. Within the medical pro- fession one can discern sharply conflicting viewpoints. Similar disagreements exist within the ranks of profession- al nutritionists. nutritionists tend to feel that general- ly have no special ex- pertise in the field of vitamins. They call attention to the fact until only many medical schools gave only the skimpiest attention to the en- tire field of nutrition. Yet nu- tritionists as a group close ranks with physicians against the growing tendency of the public to turn to vitamins as medical cure-alls. Some like Adelle have had a profound in- fluence on public opinion about vitamins. Miss whose books are among the leading best sellers of the past two has educated millions of people on the dangers of vitamin depletion in foods and on vitamin insufficiency in gen- eral. She has inveighed against packaged breads from which most of the natural B and E vitamins have been removed. She has denounced the use of chemicals in bread for the pur- perse of keeping the bread soft on grocers' shelves. Spurred on by prominent nutritionists like Miss millions of Americans have jumped into the fight over vit- amins. They have found a pow- erful ally in Linus the who has urged the public to take large daily does of vitamin C to build up resist- ance against common illnesses. Dr. Pauling has also advanced theories of his own to support the .findings of men like Carl Book revietvs Humphry Ab- ram Hoffer and Allan Cott that large doses of vitamin C and ni- a member of the vitamin B can be effectively us- ed in the treatment of schizo- phrenia. Many leaders of the medical profession have emphatically opposed these ideas. In the last two or three medical research centers throughout the world have been giving increased attention to by which is meant massive doses of vitamins for the treatment of many from schizo- phrenia to arthritis. The results to date are far from conclu- sive but they at least indicate that the level of vitamin insuf- ficiency in many people is much greater than is generally real- ized. The American it ap- may be well but they are far from being well nourished. The FDA has not curtailed the availability of C and E to the general public without doctors' prescriptions. For the most there is little dan- ger of toxicity with these vita- mins. It is to be hoped that the FDA's own 'research specialists will give increased attention to possible connections between vitamin deficiency and the growing incidence of certain physical and mental illnesses. Angeles Times Boon to bored insomniacs 6 1973 Int. t guess I'm REALLY over the hill. I've never heara AMY of the records on that album of Golden Ol- dies they're by Larry Forrester. Irwin and Company 319 Larry Forrester's latest ad- venture novel provides a spark- ling change of pace from the average. author of the screenplay for the plunges the read- er into a captivating sequence of events all directed to Dia- mond Beach. Diamond Beach what just that. An African the floor of which boasts wall-to-wall diamonds in the rough. This fastjpaced series of ranging from political intrigue to personal betrayals to tribal civil culminating in an explosive surpris- final is a definite boon to the bored bedside in- somniac. Like nearly all contemporary dealing with contem- porary Larry Forres- ter cannot resist the temptation to include a to his captive readership. To his the sermon is left to the last pages of this thriller. Agree with the Forres- ter philosophy or here's what he has to say in that edi- torial. The subject is guerrilla at God the Universal I've met you in a dozen from Uls- ter to Jordan. In Bang- Turkey. We've talked in Falls in Quebec and Salisbury. full of love and de- votion and you're the old- cruellest killer of our a hideous corruption of heroism a de- mented mutation of patriotism and an a sacrile- gious adulteration of human you call yourselves Everywhere you're at work on this freedom is the first casualty. At this millions are living under the constant threat of your terrorism. tyranny of the dissatis- fied minorities a world ruled by the The meek trying to inherit the earth with kidnappings and gelignite.'' of the silver not far off the whole of civilization will turn on wherever you hunt you down and burn you like diseased vermin in your sewers and The Forrester philosophy is worthy of thought. And so is Diamond an excellent book. HER3 LEGG China reflections Cliinese by Joseph Kraft Review 113 distributed by Double- Nearly everyone who has visitd China in recent years especially the Americans who finally gained admittance as a result of President Nixon's historic trip has felt a com- pulsion to write a book. There is merit in reading Joseph Kraft's book not only because it is brief but because he is such an able writer and per- ceptive observer.. He is the same man whose commentary regularly appears on the edi- torial page of The Herald. Joseph Kraft was the only American journalist who ac- companied his president who was invited to stay on in China after Mr. Nixon and the rest returned home. This book is a kind of report of his month's trip through China. Among his more interesting comments are the the case for China as a great power is very the people in Peking do not have an urban despite enor- mous China is still not a cohesive in China evolution toward a stable poli- tical system still has a long way to there is now shaping up in China a central clash between the country's needs and its leadership. The title of the book comes from the analysis of the new Maoist man in the third and final section. Kraft finds the Chinese people remarkably conformist yet with a degree of skepticism. He says that the ability to be pragmatic about to use a religion is what sets the Chinese apart. As one would expect of Jo- seph this is a readable and reflective book. DOUG WALKER 'Crazy Capers' That's your problem 142 HOURS ONLY CAMM'S SUMMER SHOE 4 Days Only Sat. August SELL-OUT OF ENTIRE SUMMER 'RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICED TO Nationally advertised 'JOYCE' SHOES Discontinued patterns Reg. to 14 PRICE 12 SANDAL VALUES All sizes. Reg. to Sell-Out Price 5 400 PAIRS TO GO All sizes. Reg. to Sell-Out Price Nationally Advertised CLGUD SOFT AND AIR STEP Reg. to 00 SUMMER SELl-OUT Vi PRICE SELL-OUT OF ENTIRE SUMMER TIES and WEDGES Reg. to Back-to-School Buy s SAVE PER PAIR 14 CHILDRENS' SHOES SHORT AND DISCONTINUED LINES Reg. to SELLOUT PRICE____ TEENAGE TIES CHUNKY and FLAT KEELS MEN'S SHOES Dock's and Jarman Discontinued Patterns only White-Brown-Bleck Reg. to SUMMER SELL-OUT..... POSITIVELY 4 DAYS ONLY Wednesday I Thursday I Friday I Saturday 9 .a.m. 6 p.m. I 9 .a.m. 6 p.m. I 9 .a.m. 6 p.m. I 9 .a.m. 6 p.m. CAMM'S 403 5th Street S. SHOES secret BY Eva Brewster COUTTS Unions and associations are considered necessary to the average em- ployee. Without representation and collec- tive arbitration the workers might find themselves in the same sorry plight they in before and dunng the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. I have no objection to organizations as such and am q'lite for the common to become a member of an as many unions now call themselves even though I dislike duress of any kind. Until these bodies and I had a very if somewhat distant rela- tionship. From the time I was a rebellious teen-ager and read every available book on the early struggles of the union move- I unreservedly admired its leaders who heroically faced Imprisonment and even death in their fight for justice and the human rights of the poor. in appeared to respect my individual- ity over the years and many did not interfere with my freedom of choice. with the achieve- ment of unpsrallelled their image has changed. When you read about their political aims and involvements in some cases the tampering with free votes even the murder of union leaders by power- hungry you may begin to have doubts. such doubts remain a purely academic exercise until you are actually faced with the secrecy surrounding an or- ganization's constitution in a presumably free democratic society. One of the first things every young adult should be taught is never to sign a con- or any document until he knows what he is letting himself in for and has carefully read the small print. Unions and associations hi their role as recognized protectors of human rights should be the first to acknowledge such principles but do My first direct confrontation with one of them disillusioned me. I was aware from early beginnings of my broadcasting activities for the CBC that membership in the Association of Ca- nadian Radio and Television Artists was compulsory after a certain number of appearances In due asked for details of the association's con- rules and regulations u well as application forms for membership. The application forms duly arrived and in them I am required to sign that agree to be bound by and observe the constitu- tion and rules and schedules and agreements of the sociation in or as they may be amended from time to The covering letter from ACTRA's rep- resentative however and I not permitted to send you the ACTRA constitution or any of the agreements until you have actually become a having to agree that I will be bound by in complete ignorance of what these regulations 1 might be asked to sell my soul for all I know. Any right-minded person must surely agree that there is something wrong here but when asking various members of other unions what they thought about this their replies were is the way unions work. If you want your you'll have to accept it. We all have to abide by union Some people suggested that this secrecy has its roots in the move- ment's early struggle for survival against great odds and others warned will not only burn your boats as far as radio and television work Is concerned but you will find yourself blacklisted for ev- ery future job requiring union membership if you insist on publicizing your expe- riences. Anybody who wants to make a liv- ing has to keep quiet on such controver- sial I am talcing that chance. Not only am I convinced that radio and television will do very nicely without I further believe their programs would improve immeasur- ably if enough people bad the courage to fight policies and good art- ists were permitted to live with their con- science and scruples. At a time when un- ions prefer to call themselves they should also adapt to the fact that their prospective members have moved with the times and that the secrecy they practice is a danger to the freedom of democracy and individual choice. Ifs so peaceful in the By Norma freelance writer COALDALE Have you ever yearned for the serenity of the country when you turn the lights off at the nois- iest thing that could disturb you would be the clicking of a cricket or the croaking of a your Sunday afternoon could be spent quietly dozing the hours away to the tune of the birds and the happily attending to their cattle grazing clustered in little groups under great boughs of present a beautiful picture of the rustic life in its most appealing when- you want to cool you could just run up to the nearest irrigation canal and jump with complete privacy without being pushed youngsters can ride their bi- cycles on the roads without the worry of being knocked your neighbors are at least a mile and if you and your teen-agers are having a on why they can't possibly have the family car again this you can raise your voice to high C and not have to worry about being the ah- is pure and free of all dust and grime and stale pollu- If these are some of your heart's don't choose the country within a 15 mile radius of because your dream will elude you come with me to the and I'll tell you why. All the accomplishments of man's In- genuity and great technological advances are rushing full steam ahead in our rural area. Noise pollution is on our doorstep. When the lights go out after a tiring day you couldn't hear a cricket or a bull- frog if they were perched on the end of your bed. These peaceful sounds have been drowned out by the roaring of huge irrigation pumps. recently counted no less than eight within a radius of one mile of my Now I know what it must be like to on the in a boiler Our quiet Sundays have given way to progress. City cousins are travelling Up and down the roads. To enjoy the country- Surely not 40 to 50 miles per Cars zoom motorcycles careen throttles wide exhaust baffles whipping up great clouds of dust. Cattle are kept in bellowing and complaining or within the bounds of little pastures enclosed by electric chewing away furiously as If the bite they are taking is going to be their last. ignore the country folk and claim it's the smell of The in the old irrigation Gone replaced by big cement struc- tures where the water swirls and rushing along the depths up feet. Only an obsessed salmon at the peak of the spawning season would dare venture the ditch-riders now rush up and down the graded canal gone is all the old-fashioned privacy. The subdividing of land has now put neighbors within whispering even the catharsis of a good family row is de- nied Yes I we do have all-weather running electricity and all the conveniences which made us once envy our city cousins but we've paid for in more ways than meets the casu- al eye. What we don't have anymore is what the socg promises quietness. Think you ought to try If you don't say I didn't try to tell On the use of words Theodore Bernstein Word oddities. It began as an interjection expressing regret over a bad then it was extended into and finally Laurence the 18th cen- tury English made out of it the word meaning lan- exhibiting no spirit or interest. Sterne's coiuags is today's word. In case you're the loss of that first a from alackaday results from a process known as aphesis. It is a gradual develop- ment that causes the dropping of an un- accented vowel at the beginning of a word. It was aphesis that produced lone out of alone. Word oddities. As most people smog is a cedtaur word combining the front part of one word with UN rear part of and its components are smoke and fog. But what few people know is who originated it and when. Hubbard Heavy thought he did as a newspa- he used it in a headline in the Des Moines Tribune in 1923. But be was dismayed to read recently that Briton cre- ated it in 1905. Probably both men thought it up but there can be no doubt that the Briton got there ahead of Keavy. The Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary records this sentence from the London Globe in July of other day at a meeting of the Pub- lic Health Ccngres Dr. Des Voeux did a public service in coining a new word for the London which was referred to as a compound of and 'fog.' That should dissipate some of the smog hanging over the word. ;