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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, December 5% 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Ann Landers Beetles can be destroyed by freezing, burning Kitchen pests causing concern Herald Family Dear Ann Landers: Is it true that guys who smoke grass when they are teenagers may not be able to have children later in life? Also, I've heard that if 11- and 12- year-old guys mess around with grass they may not develop to This sounds like a crock but I'd feel better if someone who was in touch with the experts could answer these questions. And while you are at it, Ann, how about pregnant women who 'smoke pot? Can this damage an unborn child? Facts Wanted Dear Facts: The jury is still out, but research at a Biology Center in St Louis produced some interesting findings. Here they are- Heavy marijuana users had a lower level of male sex hor- mones and sperm. (Some were actually It is not yet known whether fertili- ty will return after the person has stopped smoking. There is solid evidence that smoking ordinary cigarettes may harm an unborn child. Expectant mothers who smoke pot certainly run a greater risk. As for pre-teens who smoke pot, this could upset the hor- monal balance which does, indeed, affect physical development. For years I have been warn- ing young people to stay away from pot because we don't know the long-term side effects As time goes by we keep finding more evidence that marijuana is NOT harmless Within five years we'll have the whole story, but for some of you it might be too darned late. Dear Ann Landers: I hope this subject isn't too indelicate to appear in your column I can't bring myself to discuss it with a doctor and I need an answer. I've never seen any reference to this problem anywhere, yet I can't be the only woman in the world who has it. Mv husband has been a heavy drinker for years. It has caused him to be impotent. Although I am not young anymore I still have an oc- casional urge for a sexual ex- perience. So, I masturbate instead of going out and finding a willing partner, as some women do. Is this physically harmful? Do clergymen consider it a sin? It isn't adultery but I feel guilty just the same. I hope you won't tell me to "keep busy." I'm so busy now I can't see straight. Please take this load off my mind, Ann. Burdened Dear B.: Masturbation, if it becomes obsessive and com- pulsive, can border on the pathological and, therefore, be harmful. But in the overwhelming majority of in- stances the only harmful thing about masturbation is the guilt. Is it a sin? It depends on whom you ask. Every enlightened clergyman I have questioned on this subject has said "no." And I have queried clergymen of every faith. Dear Ann Landers: I am a 13-year-old girl with a 10-year- old problem. She is my sister. When I have friends over, Jessie hangs around and makes a pest of herself. I have to bribe her to leave us alone and I think this is awful. My mother tells me I must include Jessie because she is a member of the family. She is ruining my friendships. No 13- year-old wants to have a 10- year-old brat hanging around listening to every word. What can I do' If you'd be on my side it would help. Stuck Dear Stuck: Your mother should not permit your little sister to hang around when you have company This is what makes siblings hate each other. Jessie should be cultivating friends of her own and your mother ought to encourage it. Perhaps if you show your mom this column it will help. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Those tiny, brown insects you've been finding in kitchen cupboards are likely merchant grain beetles and the first step in control is to find the source of food for the pests, says a provincial pest control expert. Michael Dolinski of Edmonton said the insects, which multiply rapidly, feed on a wide variety of food including cereals, flour, meal, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, dried fuits, chocolate! shelled nuts, spices, meat and dried pet food. The problem has been causing some concern in Lethbridge for the last few weeks. Phil Blakeley, information officer at the Lethbridge Research Station, said he receives about one phone call per day from concerned residents. He said the research station has bulletins available for persons whc have infestations. Mr. Dolinski said once the source of infestation has been located, the beetles can be destroyed by freezing or burning them. Mr. Dolinski cautions against putting the food in the garbage without first destroying the insects since they could start a new infestation, especially in an apartment building. To destroy the beetles by heat, put the food in an oven at 140 to 150 degrees for at least 20 minutes. Keep stirring the contents of the pan. Larger amounts of food can be left one or two hours. If freezing is the method, leave the food in the freezer for 24 hours. In the winter, put the food in a rodent proof container outside for two or three days. Once the cupboards have been cleaned of infested foods, spray it with a residue household insecticide such as two per cent chlordane, one per cent baygon or 0.5 per cent lindane. Using the sprayef, thoroughly wet the interior surfaces of the cupboard, paying particular attention to cracks and crevices. Don't spray counter tops or other sur- faces where food is prepared. Cover food, containers, cooking utensils and dishes while spraying. A paint brush can also be used to apply the insecticide If the infestation occurs in in apartment building, adjacent apartments should also be treated, Mr. Dolinski recommends. Several steps can be taken to avoid an invasion of the beetles. They include buying only small amounts of food, examining all foods prior to storage to make sure they are free of the beetles, maintaining clean storage space and use of insect proof containers. Housewives should also clean containers thoroughly before putting fresh products into them and new foods should not be add- ed to old stocks. The adult merchant grain beetles are about one tenth of an inch long. t I I' I Community calendar The Anne Campbell Singers and Teen Clefs are to meet at 4 p.m. Friday at the Yates for a full dress rehearsal for the Singing Tree love is.. taking the fa- mily for ice cream after the school pro- gram. TM Kpq U S Pot CKI r.ohli br tot Anqtln The name tells you it's an exceptional whisky. DOUBLE DISTILLED Canadian Whisky The name also tells you why it tastes so good. CANADIAN DISTILLERS LIMITED TOTALLY NEW. TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL. TOTALLY TOUGH. COMPLETELY RE-DESIGNED FOR 1975. When we set out to build a nevv Toyota Corolla tor 1975, w e aimed our sights ambitiously high We wanted to improve a car that had become one of the three best selling cars in the world we did it in foui ways. We made it more enjoyable to drive, more impressive to look at and even more reliable under Canada's harsh weather conditions Sutpnsingly, we even managed to improve on last ve-ar's increehblv econom- ical engines. The 1975 Iov ota Corolla shghtlv longer than last year's model It has a longer wheelbase and a wider stance. It has more headroom, more legroom, more shoulder room and more room in the trunk. Fvcn the gas tank is bigger. We added more stan- dard equipment to an already impressive list, modified the combustion chamber and changed the compression ratio to get even better performance from Corolla's rally- proven engine. 1600 4 And we wrapped it all up in a tough little body that's also the most beautiful Corolla yet. THAN This price difference is based on the manufactuier's suggested list price for the low- est priced Pinto compared with the lowest priced Corolla, at the time of publication. We have 8 Corolla models for you to choose from. And our price in- cludes mjnv standard features w Inch are either optional or sim- plv unavailable on Pinto. Power trout disc brakes, an electric rear window defroster and reclining bucket seats, to name just a few. Again, we are comparing manufacturer's suggested list prices for the lowest priced Vega and the lowest priced Corolla at the time of publica- tion. And keep in mind all the equipment that's included in our price which von might have to pav extra for on Vega. MORE MILES PER GALLON. Nobody knows how man> miles per gallon ou'll get from any given car. But this much do know. Toyota Corolla 1600 "59.6 miles per Imp. gallon in the U.S. government-approved KP A highway tests for models Sigmficantlv higher than cither Pinto or Vega. MORE STANDARD FEATURES. Fvcn the lowest-priced Corolla has standard equip- ment built right into the car that either costs extra or you simply can't get on competitive models. Rear window defroster, fully reclining adjustable bucket seats, cig- arette lighter, flip open rear win- dows, power front disc brakes, anable ratio steering, MacPherson Strut In- dependent front suspension, 4-speed svnch romesh transmis- sion. All our wagons a rear wmdou washer and tinted glass and full wheel cov ers. (With wood-toned side panels optional.) And, on some of our other models, ou get a clock, t.iJi- >metcr and even a S-specd transmission, all standard. (With Vspeed automatic transmission optional WINTER TESTED IN CANADA FOR CANADA. Canada's winters are among the touches! in the world. So we chose Canada as the location for testing the pro- totype equipment which is now standard on all the new Toyotas Our C orolla standard hat- ter) is bigger than some of our competitor's optional heavy dtitv models. Heavv duty start- ers, heat v dutv wipers and wipci motor are stan- dard. 1 he heater capautv is in- creased In 20% and there are w idc heat ducts hull t into the rear passenger compartment. A corrosion-inhibiting iltimmi7ed muffler and tail pipe is standard And so is thecoirosion inhibiting paint treatment 2 NEW SERIES. 8 model choices from 2-door, 4-door anel hardtop models in our economical 1200 series or from 2-door, 4 door, hardtop. SRS and station wagon in our peppier 1600 series. 1600 Hjrdiop fR 75 TOYOTA COROLLA lodav is the time for choosing a car on fact, not fiction And the facts piove that our Toyota Corolla 1200 gives more car for less money than any other popular small car. Our price is lower rhan that of any other populart small car No comparable car offers the same amount of standard equipment at am thing close to our price rechecked Test cars are subjected to gruelling endurance runs t orolla is a proven car It's a best seller in over 140 countries. Thev arc frozen, drenched and crashed. And thev are driven under It has taken Canada's top rally team to tour consecutive National Rally Championships. tougher conditions than vou are ever likely to encounter. Above all, we have the kind of pride in our product that has Parts and components arc tested and retcsted, checked and made us the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world. det to know us through the Tovota dealer in vour neigh- TOYOTA 1200 2-DOOR StDAN SEDAN 1MXM-DOOR WAGON 1600 HARDTOP 5 SPFEDSR5 1200 2-DOOR HARD TOP 1200 4-DOOR SFl> AN 16004-DOORSFDAN 1600 2 DOOR HARDTOP on manufacturers' suggested list prices .it tune of publication. Does not include destination, and delivery charges, licemc and provincial tavcs because these factors vary from region to region. (Toyota FOB points, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouv er) -Manufacturer -olcs, first liilf 1974, of ihc 10 best scllinR small cars. ;