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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tueiday, Auguil U. 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID New study reveals cancer increase Leukemia rate still high in Hiroshima survivors By CEOFFHEY HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reu- Icr) Doclors investigating the after-effects of the IMS atomic bombing of Hiroshima are finding disturbingly high rates of leukemia and cancer in survivors who were only young children at the time. Death rales sre signifi- cantly higher than the na- tional average and there is no sign that the peak has been reached, says a study lished by American and Japa- nese doctors attached to (he Atomic Bomb Casually Com- mission. The commission examines statistics based on studies of victims and a control of people not involved in the tombing. Tlie latest report, compiled by doctors in charge of (he statistics, medicine and path- ology departments, covers survivors exposed to atomic radiation and unexposed controls. All were under. 10 years of age wlren Hiroshima became the first city hit by an atom bomb Aug. 6, 1945. The report notes that leuke- mia was identified early as an important radiation effect among survivors. Most of Ihe deaths up to 1955 were attrib- uted to this. EVIDENCE MOUNTING But (lie commission doctors say evidence now is accumu- lating that the bomb's insidi- ous after-effects arc also ap- pearing in the shape of malig- nant tumors and other forms of cancer. This is most noticeable in survivors who received radia- tion doses exceeding 100 RAD scientific measurement of radiation. Of the study group, the re- port says, there were high-dose survivors, eight of w'lom had died from leukemia by 1969. This compares uith a na- tional average of 0.42 such deaths. The doctors say there were eight more deaths from carj- cer other than leukemia against an expected one to two deaths, five deaths from carcinomas (cancer) of the thyroid gland against an ex- pected two to three, and deaths from olher forms of cancerous malignancies where one to two would nor- mally be expected. The commission report states that although there are only 19 malignant neoplasms these have occurred in a group of only per- sons, the oldest of whom now is only 35 years. 25 YEARS LATER "In short, after a latent pe riod of about IS is, from I960 dren who received radiation doses of 100 RAD or more to develop an excessive number of malignant neo- plasms, and now, 25 years after the exposure, the accu- mulated increase is clearly apparent, with no evidence yet that the peak has been reached. "Uuring the next 10 years these persons will be entering the ages when, ordinarily, cancer rates begin to increase markedly. "Sreculation useless 2.1 to what the future may hold. However, il is clear that this group of persons exposed ss children musl IK followed closely and continuously." Meanwhile, the Hiroshima University Boml) Radioactiv- ity Medical Research Institute has Iwgun a study of possible genetic damage in the post- bomb generation. Provincial authorization needed {or kindergartens Are interested electors free to work for chosen party? By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Editor How free is the average Al- bertan elector to participate in the upcoming election activi- ties? Are we really free to choose our party and candi- date? The Alberta Election A c t makes provision for the actual vole and prohibits anyone from directly or indirectly, himself, or by any person on his be- half, using or threatening lo in- flict injury, damage, harm or loss. No one can intimidate an elector in order to compel or in- duce him or restrain him from voting for a particular person or issue. There is however, no staled regulation allowing or disallow- ing an employer to have any control over an employee's par- ticipation in pre-election cam- paigns. In a survey of candidates for the two Lethbridge constituen- cies, only one, Richard Barton, berta Election Act an employ- PC Lethbridge East, said he i er must give every employee had run into specific opposi- who is entitled lo vote three lion from an employer refusing; consecutive hours in which to to allow an employee lo assist vote if he should wish il. in campaign activities...... An employer who refuses to CAUTION Molorisls are reminded that with the reopening of schools in Lelh' bridge, school zones ore now in effect. That means 20 m.p.h. in school zones from 8 a.m., a.m., a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to p.m. every school day- Lisa Vair, above, is pressing the button for the pedestrian safety light across from George McKillop School, a warning to all drivers to stop for children crossing Ihe sired. Walter Kerber. Photo love 7s... cleaning his shoes ii-bcn in a- and out or town Mr. and Mrs. George Idle ol Methley, Yorkshire, England I are in the city to attend the j wedding of Miss Margaret Welsh to Air. Jack Qually. While in the cily they are the house guests of Mr, and Mrs. Alex Welsh. PUBLIC BINGO JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upsloirs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. Ann Landers ON BOTH COASTS Octopuses arc found in the sea on both Canadian coasts. LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSN. WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. run i BINGO IN THE EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. JACKPOT 59 NUMBERS-FREE CARDS 3 JACKPOTS (4th, 8th ond 12th) ?25 in 7 Numbers NO CHIIDREN UNDER 16 LADIES' AUXILIARY CANADIAN LEGION BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. Mill W Air Hall 1st Gome 6th Corns S20 4lh Game Jackpot 8lh Game in 7 Numberi II 4lh Gome Nol Won, 10th Game Blackout 15 Game Blackout for in 50 Numberi or loll lucky Draw Ejctro Cards Door Prize- 55 Standard Games Doubled if Won In 7 Number in firM 12 garnet TICKET GIVEN TO WINNERS OF All GAMES EVERYONE WELCOME PRE SCHOOL For The HANDICAPPED (Project of Ihe Lclhbridgo Anociotion tor Monlnlly Retarded) For Children 3 to 6 years of age. to bo hold al IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY Commencing Wednesday, Aug. 25tli, 1971 Far Further information phone 327-2911 DEAR ANN LANDERS: We have Iwo aged parents living with us and please don't lell us we should be happy to have (hem. We know what children owe parents, but it still creates problems social, emotional, moral and financial. Beth our parents receive Social Security checks (Dad also gets a but cent goes in the bank. They use everything in liie house light, hcnt, appliances, gas. electricity and o[ course things wear out sooner. The food bills are out of sight. When my husband and I work lale we sometimes eat downtown bul the must have three meals a day. When we lived al home, we paid room and board. Why do parents feel they should live with their children for nothing? Please don't advise us to (oik (o them. It tvoiild only creale hard feelings. I just hope you'll print Ihis letter and make a comment or Letting Off Steam Dear Steam: It seems lo me your parents could aftord lo live alone. If it meant you had to help a bit I'm sure you Mould do so. In (act it might be cheaper. Generally speaking, aged parents arc belter off if they can avoid living with their children. I realize there are exceptions, but they are as rare I as twn's Iccth. DEAR AW LANDERS: I am 20 years nld and engaged to he married in (he fall. My mother found a bolllo of birth control pills in my lingerie drawer la.st night and went com- pletely lo pieces. 1 have ahinys u'.inled a large church wedding and we were talking about the guest list just last week. My mother says now that she knows what kind of girl I am she not allow me to make a mockery, of the church by mas- querading a.s a She feels il would be lo ask the minister lo marry my fiance and me in The House of (Sod. According to my mother, no girl has Ihe riphl lei be mamed in church and wear a while goun and veil if F.lic has not saved her maidenhood for marriage Will you please say somclhing in your column lo set her straight? AlolJier Ihinks you are very wise and I Ihink per- haps she will lislen lo you. In Sail Lake Cily DKAH TROUBLE: You have undoubtedly disapjwinled your molher deeply and she is responding in a punitive. IT vengeful manner. Surely your molher does not believe thai ovcly who marries in church is n virgin. I hope she will discuss I his mnllcr wilh the minislcr. He will set her straight and put in a plea in your behalf. hope. Please send inquiries and requests lo Landers Render- mail neparlmc-nl. Chicago Sun Times-Daily N'ews, 401 North Wnbasli Avc., Chicago, 111. COf.ll, Doug Poile, NDP, Letbbridge East and Charlie Buijsrt, NDP grant the three hours or intimi- dates or influences any elector! By CAIII-SOX .Slaff Wrilcr "Provincially approved'1 a term used lo describe Ihe sla- fu.s of nursery schools, and kin- dergartens in Aiijeita. means nothing more than thai the op- erators of the particular estab- lishment have conformed (o (he necessary qualifications. These qualifications arc lliose regulations and rer.triclions sel down by such agencies ss Ihe city's building, health and file inspectors, the municipal plan- ning commission, and Ihe board I of education in the parlici'lar I location of the nursery or kiu- dcrgdrten I Reports are then submitted by these agencies to the provin- cial government for approval and licencing. Included in the information sent to the provincial govern- i menl are such things as the exact square foclage ilhis- trated by a diagram drawn In scale, and v.-hether or not thn buildinp ha? Iwo exists, proper and adequate lighting, proper sanilational facilities for food i handling, and dishes, adequate 1 ratio (if supervisors to students. and in !be case of the larger kindergartens or nursery, sep- arale toilets facilities for boys and girK. j In some establishments, thp SuprrvJM'irs are also providing prolC'rtive plcstic helmets for the children. Additional regulations which apply only Lo kindergartens is that they receive permission j from the municipal planning commission, the school board, and that they have qualified teachers for Ihe children. STORK CAREFULLY XGVLT store poisonous or '.n- nammable substances in food cr containers. candidate for Lelhbridge njs employ concerning the said any hesitancy over cam-, ylrce voting time is guil- paigning involvement has come (y nf al] (jfretlce. with "hidden implications" 'Therefore an employer can "People haven't come right' choose the time to be allotted out ,-nd said that they were I foul not require the employee lo being forbidden but just that] "make up'1 the three hours if they weren't sure how it might; jt js given, affect (heir jobs.'' said Mr.' The Canadian Bill of Rights Buijerl. ain0ng ils five freedoms. No incidents "In my know-, freedom of speech, and free- ledge" were rcporled by Dick j dam of assembly and associa- Gray, PC candidate for Lelh-; lion. bridge West, while Dick Gmen- i Another is the fundamental wald, Social Credit candidate freedom of tire right "of the -rue DCTTCD WAI C THE BETTER HALF By for the same conslituency said he's had "nothing like that at individual to life, liberty, secur- ily of IJie person and enjoyment of properly and (he right nol to In Lelhbridge East John An be deprived (hereof except by derson. Social Credit, said, process of the law.'1 "tilings like that go on all (he Perhaps individual freedom lime'' bul that the only reason j extends only as far as one's he'd been given for lack of in- belief in it extends, or per- yolvemenl was from lack oft haps it is easier lo use em- ploymenl as an escape from Whether or not. a threat by obligation, but coercion and in- an employer to terminate are still effective ployment over a political issue tools. coi.'ld be carried out without re-! if (he ballol is secret and taliation isn't lo be ex-' plored too far by many em- ployees. Under the terms of the Al- i being upheld I found some meat in my hash .Do you accept protecled, the vole is safe, but as long as people feel pres- sured, Is personal freedom HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvotion Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effect! CAU 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. Lethbridge Family 'Y' FALL PROGRAMS PROGRAMS START TUESDAY, SEPT. 7th f Fri., Aug. 26 and 27 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug a.m. noon and Tues., Aug. 30 and 31 6 p.m. to 9 PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ADULT PROGRAM Physical Fifness Men's and Women's Aden's Competitive Volleyball Badminton Adult Aquatics Lifesaving Judo Family Swims Family Open Gym Skin and Scuba Fencing Racquet Games (Handball, Squash and Rocquelball) YOUTH PROGRAM Badminton Judo Jr. and Int. leader Corp Swim Club Pre-School Program (4 5) Diaper Gym (Walking to 3) Youth Age Group Programs Swim Instruction at nil ngfis Competitive Sporis Gymnoslics Club Fencing SPECIAL AND SEASONAL PROGRAMS Floor Hockey leagues Golf Instruction Basketball Leagues Yoga Ski Conditioning La-Cro.isc SOCIAL PROGRAMS Antique Finishing Class Square Dancing Ice Hockey Knitting and Crocheting Table Tennis Club Secrets of the Fashion World Chess Club Leolhercroft Ladies' Foolboll Clinic Guitar Lessons Outdoor Education Club Father and Son Mothnr and Da u 3 filer Bridge Baby Sitting COLVSP Drop-in Center Flower Arranging ll's A Mans Wot Id Model Building Ballroom Dancina Senior Citizens Club Public Speaking INFORMATION BOOTHS Thurs., Aug. 26 thru Tucs.r Aug. 31 COLLEGE MALL EATONS CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Registration is for Members and Non-Members For Further Information Phone Lethbridge Family T 328-7771 515 9th Street South ;