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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 27, 1974 Ann Landers Furnace, water heater culprits of major energy consumption Dear Ann Landers: Several years ago our son married a Catholic girl. This is not our faith. We weren't very happy about it, but we did attend the wedding and signed some documents wanted by the church. After the ceremony my wife and I decided we could not participate in another ceremony in a Catholic church. We explained our feelings to our daughter who was then "unattached." The following year when she began to date a Catholic boy we reminded her of our feelings Last week she in- formed us that they plan to be married in a Catholic church We reviewed our previous conversations and offered to give her a lovely wedding elsewhere. She refused We will not interfere with her plans if she chooses to go ahead, but we have told her that we cannot participate. She says we are "narrow" and "unfair Need I tell you this has created a serious problem7 My wife and I have agreed to abide by your decision What should we do? St. Petersburg, Fla. Dear S. P.: Take a deep bream, swallow your pride, and give your daughter in marriage You lived through it once You can do it again. Better to suffer through the hour than to absent yourselves and cast a dark shadow over the day for her and for others. Your absence on this very special occasion could inflict a wound that may never heal. Dear ADD Landers: I'm ashamed to ask anyone this question because they would think my husband and I are a couple of dingbats. We are having an argument at a time when we both should be out of our minds with joy. I just found out I am pregnant, after seven years of marriage and four years of "trying." I plan to work at my job until the labor pains start. Question- Who should pick the doctor? I say I should. My husband says HE should because he will be paying the bill You're going to settle this. Thanks, honey. Lady In Waiting Dear Lady: Pick the doctor you want and the sooner the better. If push came to shove I'll bet you could pay the doc- tor, but there's no way HE could have the baby Do you feel awkward, self conscious lonely? Welcome to the club. There's help for you in Ann Landers's booklet, "The Key to Popularity." Send 50 cents in coin with your request and a long, stamped, self addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, Illinois 60120. VANCOUVER (CP) Next time you reach for the light switch to save energy, think twice "If you turn off the lights, which are a good heat source, the thermostat will turn up the oil, and as far as your to- tal energy used in concerned, you are back where you started. You will have used more of the more scarce re- source and saved some of the relatively abundant resource of electrical power Such is the view of Dr. Ed Hauptmann, a mechanical en- gineer at University of British Columbia letting the kids name the new py> lira U S OK ughli itunti mt b, lnAng.l.i liim. "I don't suggest that every- one should leave all the lights burning all the said Dr. Hauptmann, "but a light bulb is, in fact, a pretty efficient heater." In an interview he went on to explain that a normal 100- watt light bulb, for example, is better than 90 per cent ef- ficient as a heater. In other words, of the total power that goes into the bulb, at least 90 per cent is gained in heat. EXPENSIVE ENERGY The hitch lies in the fact that electricity is the most ex- pensive of all home heating sources. For'example, B.C. Hydro has estimated that it would cost during a year to heat electrically a square-foot home in the Lower Mainland. Com- parative costs for gas and oil are and respec- tively. But gas and oil are also comparatively scarce re- sources these days. In a speech to the Van- couver Board of Trade, B.C. Hydro chairman David Cass- Beggs said it is pointless to turn off the lights if we can- not turn down the thermostat. "In this period of oil short- age a general move to turn off electric lights without re- ducing the thermostat setting would result in a significant increase in oil consumption." He went on to say that in terms of energy demands, the amount of electrical power supply used by household electrical appliances is almost totally irrelevant. Dr. Hauptmann explained that all electrical appliances are heaters, but some are more efficient than others. Ovens, toasters and even TVs and radios are nearly 100-per- cent efficient, while a fan, for instances, uses some of its energy moving the air. In terms of total energy con- sumed in the average home, the furnace and the water heater (55 per cent and 20 per cent respectively) are the chief culprits. Dr. Hauptmann supports Hydro's admonitions to turn down the thermostat, particu- larly at night. Extra blankets, or winter woollens, will keep a body just as warm as the roar- ing fire in the furnace. And keep the refrigerator running. Ironically it is a first- rate source of heat. "What a refrigerator said Dr. Hauptmann, "is pump the heat out of what you want to get cold. When you pump the heat out, you dump it into the room." The Pacific Press Building in Vancouver is heated on this principle. Heat is extracted from the newspaper presses and used to warm the build- ing Yet even if a person is able to capitalize scientifically on the efficient heat producers and reduce the use of scarce resources, all is wasted if the amount of heat produced can- not be stored efficiently Much heat excapes through RED LEAF ZIP TOP Canned Pop 10fl.oz. PLUS DEPOSIT SUN RYPE BLUE LABEL Apple Juice 48 fi. oz. 69 SEA HAUL Smoked Oysters 4 oz. net wt. HEINZ Tomato Soup fOfi.oz. Di95 o, u. Rise 'n Shine Salmon Patties sRrernd Mandarins 12 oz net wt Tropic Isle Sections. 10 fi oz Lemonade Top Value Clear AM IIIH From cone 6fl oz I 4oz Cooked Shrimp High 110 Liner I 8 oz net wt Pizza I08 Macaroni Orange 79' SeaHaven Brunswick in oil. 3V with men for equal work or work to which equal value is attributed It's On Now! MAYFAIR'S Annual 4-Day CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEAR SALE Dec. 27 to Dec.