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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, December 7, 1174 Continuing therapy keeps skin free of patches New hope for psoriasis sufferers By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN New York Service BOSTON Skin doctors at the Massachusetts General Hospital reported this week that they had achieved "complete clearing" of psoriasis in 50 patients with an ex- perimental technique that combines a newly developed ultraviolet light devide and a naturally occurring drug that Egyptians and Indians have used since ancient times. Because the light devices were made for purposes of this experimental study, the new method is now limited to two hospitals one here, the other in Vienna will not be generally available for at least another year, the doctors said at a news conference. The new therapy "is not a cure for psoriasis, "which is a gentic disease inherited in a poorly understood pattern, the doctors said. Yet, they added, continuing therapy has kept patients free of psoriasis skin patches for up to 10 months. An Austrian scientific collaborator, Dr. Klaus Wolff, has recorded the same results with the new method in 35 other patients at the Allgemeines Krankenhausen in Vienna, according to the Boston team. As a result, new hope of a relatively quick, uncomplicated treatment is offered to the 75 million people of all ages in the world who are afflicted with the incurable, chronic, relapsing dis- ease. The name psoriasis is derived from the Greek word for itching. The red, scaly patches of psoriasis that characteristically appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, back and but- tocks, but that can occur anywhere on the body, seldom cause death. But their appearance embarrasses, and leads to serious psychological problems for many psoriasis patients. Psoriasis, for example, can limit inter- course for those with patches in the genital area. In others, the psoriasis clears after long, costly hospitalization, only to come back after a patient goes home. Some patients must make careers of learning how to live with the disease. One of the Austrian patients had been hospitalized 36 times for psoriasis. The new therapy is effective only if both pills and the high intensity, long wave ultraviolet light system are used. Kindness Club gives children opportunity to help animals FREDERICTON (CP) Fifteen years ago, the Kindness Club was founded by F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th A and 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S Cards for 1 ,OO or 25( Each Thrte 7 Number Garnet JACKPOT Free and Free Cirdi DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money ChillrMmfcr16Mllllgwid Aida Flemming to give children an opportunity to help animals. Now it has members throughout North America and scattered parts of the world who oppose cruelty and violence. In Canada, the club this fall launched its bi-annual appeal, the fourth in its 15-year history. "We're asking for moral support as well as said Mrs. Flemming, the wife of former New Brunswick- premier Hugh John Flem- ming. "We hope people will send us the names, addresses and age of children who might' want to join. We want to ex- tend the number of our youngsters." The club has two main ob- jectives. It wants children to extend the Golden Rule to animals as well as people and to teach children to appreciate nature and protect our natural heritage. The club has published sev- eral booklets and leaflets in- cluding How to be Kind, the manual of the club and Fur and Feathers, the club quarterly with a Canadian cir- culation of about Mrs. Flemming believes there is a need for kindess education in the schools. The club sponsors an annual essay contest in the New Brunswick school system. EXCITEMENT UNDERFOOT Carpets by: CELANESE KRAUSE Alto other brand names, give you new, favorite even wild We've got every kind of carpet you could ever want at prices you can afford. PLUS THEALL NEW STEAM CARPET CLEANING A great opportunity for you to save on carpet cleaning at its very best for private or commercial jobs. For only a square foot. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings 2716-12th Ave. S. (Open Thura. 4 Fri.) Phone 328-0372 ____ till 9 p.m. JOSEPH HAIR STYLES 922-5th Ave. N. HAS DOUBLED ITS PREVIOUS SIZE and INCREASED THEIR STAFF TO GIVE YOU BETTER MODERNIZED SURROUNDINGS AND BETTER SERVICE JOE DUNCAN FAYE DIANNE SCHAUFERT ROSE ANN ZIGLI YVONNE (RALPH) NEILSON MAXINE JAN (LORMHUTTON- RECEPTIONIST 328-7366 MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY APPOINTMENT NOW MARY LYNN VAN HELL The treatment also does not work if the pills are combined with the use of a sunlamp, the doctors said. The drug, which is called methox- salen, belongs to a family known as the furocoumarins, or psoralens. They are derived from celery, carrots, parsnip, parsely, figs, limes and other plants. The Paul B. Elder Company of Bryan, Ohio, has marketed methoxsalen with approval by the Food and Drug Ad- ministration for several years for use in another skin condition. The ultraviolet light system was made by G.T.E. Sylvania of Danvers, Mass., at the specific request of the Boston investigators, who said: "Because of the unavailability of light sources, the technique is now limited to two centres one at the Massachusetts General Hospital and one in Vienna. Since the therapy area at the M.V.H. is so limited, however, the hospital is unable to accept new patients at the present time." The doctors maintained that the need for further clinical testing, as well as familiarizing doctors with a potentially dangerous new device to avoid preven- table complications like burns, precluded making the new therapy generally available to the medical profession for about one year, and then only if no hitches developed. "You can't turn these machines Dr. Fitzpatrick said. He added: "This new system must be con- sidered in an entirely different context than the ordinary black ultraviolet light. The intensities are much greater and it is necessary to carefully control by actual measurement of the amount of light delivered in terms of joules. This system is more comparable, in fact, to an x-ray machine in which the measured intensities are given not on the basis of time but on the basis of precise physical units. It is therefore important before these are released to general physicians that all of the parameters are worked out and a proper system for careful control by the physician be maintained in order that safe and effective hoses can be delivered." The Boston doctors also said, "the new approach appears to be the first major practical systemic application of photobiology to medicine." Community calendar The Lethbridge Symphony Women's League will hold its annual Christmas party Tues- day at the home of Lillian Carrice, Ib, 825 15th St. S. Potluck supper will begin at 7 p.m. Gifts will be exchanged. Short business meeting. All members of the Univer- stiy Women's Club are invited to attend the annual Christ- mas party at p.m. Mon- day at the home of Mary Graham. German foods will be prepared by members for this occasion. First United UCW units will meet as follows: Margaret Atkins, p.m. Friday with Mary Nicol, 407 17th St. N.; Annie I. Chappell, 1 p.m. Tuesday, potluck luncheon with Lil De Grood, 518 21st St. N.; Clara King, p.m. Wednesday at the Ponderosa Steak House, followed by visitation; Magowan Harlemen, p.m. Thurs- day, potluck lunch with Ann Reid, 540 12th St. B N.; Emily Lytle, 1 p.m. Friday, Christ- mas luncheon with Vi Rhodes, 1232 5th Ave. N. Bring a bingo prize for nursing home; Whit- more Johnston, no meeting until January. Ladies of the Lethbridge Order of the Royal Purple will hold the regular meeting in the Elks Hall at 8 p.m. Mon- day. Memorial service will be held. Lunch to follow. The Ostomy Club will be having its Christmas party at 8 p.m. Thursday in the recrea- tion room of St. Michael's Of- fice Building. All members in- vited guests welcome. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Hall. There will be nominations and election of officers. Full attendance re- quested. The regular meeting of Acre Preceptory No. 66 will be held at 8 p.m. Monday. The regular meeting of the Lethbridge Auxiliary to Shrine Hospitals for Cripppled HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household CALL 328-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 lit AVE. S. UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX BINGO Permit No. 621990 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th p.m. EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. Mini Jackpot S50 Won Each WMk S250 JACKPOT IN 55 NUMBERS IncraaM number per week. 22 each or 5 Cardt NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ALLOWED TO PLAY FOR THAT UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT Visit... GRANUM GIFT HANDICRAFT CENTRE GRANUM Phone 236-3828 NOW OPEN Mon., Tues., Wed. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. USB YOUR CHARQtX Children will be held at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Vaughan Giffin, 3808 South Parkside Drive. Southminster square dance learners group will hold the Christmas party at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. Lunch will be catered. The Lethbridge and District Kennel Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in Room 4 of the civic centre. The family of Dallas and Dagmar Manion of Warner will honor their parents on their golden wedding anniver- sary with an open house celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Elks Hall. Friends and relatives invited. No gifts, by request. f The Lethbridge Christian Business and Professional Women's Council invites all women to a dinner at p.m. Monday at Ericksen's. Cake decorating will be featured by Betty Thompson. Ludwig Stein, on the ban- donian, will provide the music. Guest speaker will be Donna Carlson, homemaker, of Medicine Hat. For reser- vations call Velma Penner at 327-7009. Oddfellows, Rebekahs and friends are reminded of the card party at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oddfellows Hall. Everyone welcome. The Lethbridge Christian Women's Club invites all women to attend a luncheon at p.m. Monday at Ericksen's. Guest speaker will be Donna Carlson, homemaker, of Medicine Hat. Soloist will be Peter O'Donnel. Special feature on Christmas gift wrapping will be presented by Sheila Nieman. For reservations call Dorothy Norby at 328-9565 or Anne Dalgliesh at 328-6897. Babysitting services available. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch. OPTiCftL CONTACT LENSES EYE GLASSES 1M A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT AT PRICES YOU CAN AFFORD BRUCE PLAUSTEINER MS-HhStS. PhOfM 337-7704 Lynne Van Luven One honorable member The place: Ottawa, the office of the Right Honorable John G. Diefenbaker. DIEF: I wonder, hum, wonder if this Mills fellow hasn't got the right idea? Hmm, wonder if he's inspired and the rest of ua are just baying in the wilderness. SECRETARY: Mills, sir? He's not one of THE Mills brothers is he? DIEF: Great gad woman, no! Surely you've heard of Wilbur, Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, the Arkansas Democrat best known for his tidal basin dip with a stripper? _ SECRETARY: Is he part of the creeping American influence you're always preaching against, Sir John? DIEF: There's nothing creeping about good old Wilbur. He plunged right in there with one of the biggest splashes in recent political scandaldom. What is it the Italians call such activity affaire flagrante delector, or something like that? Or is that French? SECRETARY: But sir, your moral record has always been immaculte, unimpeachable DIEF: Yes, but look what Wilburt's affair with Fanne Foxe, the Argentina Firecracker, has done for his career. He's a headliner, everyone's talking about him, he's known as an old man in a young man's body By George, he's having his cup- cake and eating it too SECRETARY: Oh, sir, you couldn't DIEF: Pshaw, woman. I'm not talking about actually tak- ing up with a woman like Fanne. I'd merely arrange to be seen in a few places, clubs, vaudeville shows, benefits, with a bevy of admiring young things. Really put Stanfield to shame, show him who's with it... (Dief is pacing, stops in his tracks) But wait a minute, Wilbur linked his name with movie stars, show biz peo- ple hmm, must take the utmost care to choose the right people. What movie stars do we have here in Canada7 SECRETARY: Urn, well, there's no, she left for the U.S. urn, Genevieve Bujold? DIEF: Nope, never do, it'd alienate the English speaking of our great nation. Think woman, someone loved by thousands of Canadians, whose face is known across the land. SECRETARY: Eureka, Barbara Hamilton. DIEF: You think being seen with Willow the Witch will rejuventate my career? No, no, no. Let's see Adrienne part of a racial minority. Diana Christie no, too buxom, and too obscure these days Juliette? Haarump, maybe, but they say her husband has a vicious temper Damn this country, you'd think there'd be somebody somewhere out there who could give me the second kick at the cat, the chance for re birth. Judy LaMarsh my own little marshmallow? Honor doctor DRESDEN, Ont. (CP) Dresden's residents honored one of their favorite medical practitioners, Dr. John A Ruttle, 67, a native of Tupper- ville, at a testimonial dinner. Dr. Ruttle has been a country doctor who serves the com- munity and farm area around the town. WANTED Occasional instructors in Yoga, Gymnastics, Swimming Activities for pre-school age children; babysitters. For more information, phone the program office at the Y.W.C.A. 327-2284 CASH BINGO TONIGHT, SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A JIM Ilickml plifM lir III! NIK mry Silirhy (HM Nifttr Jickpll JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cirds tor 51.00 or 2Sc Men (Located to No. 1 Flr.hall) BEAUTY IEC. PERM SPECIAL eg. 750 CLEANED and SET 3th St. 327-5687 1 WHITE ELEPHANT SALE fc THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 a p.m. to p.m. BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE 914 15th Street S. No. 1 Bus Toys Glassware Baskets China Bricabrac Ornaments Jewellery Vases Records Linens Trays Baskets other interesting items. g Thii courtMy V S JOE GREEN'S SHOES JEN'S UNIFORM CENTER We are having our 2 week Pre-Christmas Sale DEC.2nd-DEC. 15th All pint-suits A uniforms 1 0% OFF Beautiful styles A colors In Professional JEN'S UNIFORM CENTER 504-3rd Ave. South Phons 328-3031 ;