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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta me LCinDitiuvE ncnntu Vaccine fights viral disease cited as cause of retardation By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN New York Times Service LONDON Two British re- searchers have developed an experimental vaccine against a common viral disease which LS considered an important cause of mental retardation throughout the world. The vaccine now needs con- tinuation from injections into a larger trial group before it be licensed for routine use. In experiments with medical students the vaccine proved safe no more than a minor muscle ache occurred at the in- jection site and effective be- it stimulated the body's immunologic system to prod- jce the desired protective sub- stances. Dr. Stephen D. Elek and Dr. Harold who developed vaccine at St. George's Hos- jf.al said in a recent in- that they hoped the British government's medical research which funded a major portion of the re- would begin such a trial within a year. Comparative stu- dies on a large number of adol- escent some of whom would receive the vaccine while others get a they should provide conclusive proof of the vaccine's protective benefits. The called cytomega- lo virus infection or cytomegal- ic inclusion is one for which no specific therapy ex- ists. Cytomegalo virus probably has inflicted damage on hu- mans for hundreds of years. But it was only at the begin- ning of this century that patho- logists first described the dis- that is so named because of the imprint the virus leaves on cells when they are exam- ined under the microscope. Cy- tomegalo virus called are produced in the nuclei of the cells that swell as a result of the infection in many of the body's organs. In the 17 years since Ameri- can scientists discovered the causative doctors have learned that cytomegalo virus produces its greatest damage during pregnancy when moth- ers pass the virus to the fetus in the womb. In its most severe the virus causes natural abortions and kills newborns from brain and liver damage. About one baby in 200 is bora with congenital cytomegalo vir- us infection. Some show a min- or illness at birth. But the great majority of the babies with con- genital cytomegalo virus infec- tion to surfer no ob- vious ill-effect and make nor- mal physical and mental pro- Stern said. WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP FOR THE CLASSTIME LIFE OFF NEW FALL SPORTSWEAR BLOUSES Reg. 5.99 to 11.99 SPECIAL 4.77 TO 9.57 SWEATERS Reg. 4.99 to 14.99 SPECIAL 3.97ro11.97 PANTS and JEANS Reg. 7.99 to 24.99 SPECIAL 6.37 TO 19.97 Learn the 3 R's of savings during the Back-to-School sale at Reitman's. Sportswear that has that lived-in feeling from the first time you wear but their easy-care fabrics keep them looking trim. PANTY-HOSE SPECIAL Famous brand panty-nose. Full range of fashion colours in Regular and Queen Size. Reg. 99C 2 740 pair MORE THAN 290 STORES COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU BETTER BILL GROENEN photo Long forgotten Maintaining a silent vigil over her long .forgotten companions is a portrait of a British queen. Lost in the remains of an old shack on the northside of appears to be patiently waiting for a modarn-day knight in shining armor to rescuO her from confinement and the elements. Higher tough meat predicted for U.S. consumer Knowledge better than pesticides By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor TORONTO If you can tell one bug from another and know which is dandelion and which is crab you can cut down on the chem- icals you use to keep your garden looking its best. Dr. G. B. Orlob says there are four general things to do to minimize use of recognize your pick the right chemical when you do use spray as little as and use non-chem- ical controls as much as pos- sible. He says plain old-fashioned band-picking of dis- eased leaves and weeds can go a long way toward cutting down the use of killer sprays in the average small city gar- den. Knowledge can do more. more but per- haps more a challenge to the Dr. Orlob is professor of botany at University of To- ronto and teacher of a work- shop series on pest control being given by the division of university extension. FEARS OVER-KILL He says too many pesticides over-kill because gardeners and unsure how to identify either pest or pesti- use compounds that at- tack a number of things at once. Dr. Orlob says you should identify your then read the fine print on the pesticide or get reliable professional advice. think it's bad if you use an all-purpose compound that kills everything. If you do you apply pesticide you don't need. people can buy these relatively toxic things in any quantity so you can put on a gallon. I think that is chang- He says he believes legisla- 1 tion will be enacted to control I the sale of poisons for non-ag- ricultural use. He says you can buy micro- bial insecticides that contain germs and attack specific insects. He says re- search has indicated they are not even though the idea makes people ner- vous. SCENT LURES BUGS You can get pheromones that exude female scent and attract the male codling moth to his death. They are used on paper traps that work a bit like old-fashioned fly paper. You can get a botanical insecticide. To use you must actually hit the insect with the spray. Spray- ing a leaf and waiting for the insect to doesn't work. He says research has not been done on companion plan- to find out if it is effec- tive in pest but he sees no harm in trying it. frequently read in or- ganic garden books about companion planting. If you plant sage next to the then the rose won't have any insects. And there is the use of onions and garlic as in- He says gardeners swap a lot of but there is no proof that these things work. He recommends hand pick- ing in an average garden. you see a spotted take it off. The diseases are not too easy to control non- chemically. weeds there is almost no solution other than hand- pulling. we advocate is spot treatment using a herbicide. It's better than over-all spray- ing of the whole Some herbicides are used in a contraption that looks a bit like an umbrella. When you see a you poke the stem in it. He says that one of the troubles with chemicals and sprays is that used with too free hand they can be car- ried by by even in the air. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Va. In addi- tion to the higher prices for beef that are forecast when the Nixon administration's freeze on beef prices is lifted Sept. you're going to be getting some of the toughest meat you've ever eaten. So predicts John own- er of an 850-acre Bedford Coun- ty Cattle who warns that you bad better get good sup- ply of on hand for the winter months to get through all the meat from cattle that have been grass-fed rather than -with high- protein grains. growers allow cat- tle to feed off grass for the first year of their lives until they get to be about 600 pounds. They are then shipped to growing farms for three or four they are fed mostly allowed to gain about 200 pounds. After they are then shipped to for 100 they are kept penned up and fed high-protein grams and soybean meal. It is that finishing process that makes the meat tender and gives it that marbled fatty look in the grocery freezer. And it is that part of the cattle-grow- ing process that according to cattlemen have been skipping during the price freeze. The main reason that cattle- men aren't using the finishing process this year is that it is not economical for them to do so with the skyrocketing prices of soybean meal and which has almost quadrupled in the last year to a record a ton. that it's prohibitive using it for finishing Byrne said. It takes about two- thirds of a ton of grain and soybean meal to put the last 200 pounds on cattle when they are finished and the cost for feedlot operators to do that for each head has increased from about last year to about this year. they're just keeping them on silage rather than Byrne said. This makes for tough and muscular meat and Byrne predicts it will show up late this fall as unfinished cattle are slaughtered. Of Byrne housewife sees beef is at an all- time but she doesn't look at the costs that have increased to make that He said the price for a tractor for his for had tripled in the last 20 years while in the same period the price he sells his beef for has only gone up from 36 cents a pound in 1952 to 45 cents a pound two months ago. guess I'll throw that SEE THE AMAZING 4-YVAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 Ann Landers 506 4th Avenue South College Mall 20th Ave. and Mayor Mag roth Drive 328-2653 328-7011 DEAR ANN I When I first read the letter from the girl who lived with her boyfriend for sixteen months bene- fit of I was angry. Now that I have simmered I feel it is just another pathetic case. I did the same fool thing and then married the guy. I should have learned some- thing in our living-together but I kept hoping he would change and assume some responsibility. I not only went to but held a job and kept house. He never lifted a hand in those days and he's not lifting a hand now. I've tried putting aside DEAR ANN LANDERS. Regarding the photographic buff who wants to enter a nude picture of his wife in a local art Many centuries ago Herodo- tus wrote of a Persian King who had a very beautiful wife. He was so proud of her body that he invited his best friend to hide behind the draperies in their bedroom. The friend was delighted. The Queen became aware chores for him and sweating it but you can stand the smell of rotting food for just so long. I should have up or I'm and left. But I didn't. Now V I it's desertion. A liberated relationship in- volves mutual respect and willingness to share responsi- bilities. So how liberated am I Although I am still unwilling to call it it's an uphill fight all the Battling Bertha DEAR Thanks for the ringside report. And good luck. You sound as if you need a horseshoe in your lady. dinary night she manufactur- ed an excuse to send the King on an errand. When he left she told his the King either you will kill him and marry me and become King or I will scream and order the guards to kill That's how Persia got a new King. History Buff DEAR It's easier to inherit the job from your BARBARA SwANSON FREDA WALTON is pleased to announce the return to her staff of BARBARA SWANSON Barb has had eight years experience in all phases of .-.air styling. She was recently on the staff of in Calgary. Barb does exciting things with long Barb will welcome her friends and customers at House of at the COLLEGE MALL Phone Appointment B7 LETHBRIDGE FAMILY YMCA FALL PROGRAMS REGISTRATION DATES Aug. 22nd to Aug. 24th to p.m. Aug. 25th a.m. to p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT The T at 515 9th St. S. Phono 328-7771 ;