Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Casual wedding popular Casual civil wedding ser- performed at the Palais de are in great de- mand in according to the Quebec magazine Lifestyles. The 10-minute at a cost of has created such a backlog that those wishing the Sunday service have to wait up to ten weeks. Those choosing weekday receive quicker service. getting more and more difficult to handle the Jacques deputy chief said in the magazine. Mr. Prevost has directed the Montreal dis- trict office of civil marriages since it opened in 1969. people are drifting away from religious marriages. Especially young people. They have a whole different outlook on The dramatic to almost seven per cent of all marriages performed in the has risen from 704 in 1969. to in 1972. This year more than 2.000 couples were expected to take advantage of the service. ac- cording to Quebec govern- ment more than half of the civil ceremonies take place in the city of Montreal. About 30 per cent of the total wed in the Palais de are divorcees who cannot be married in the Catholic church. Young couples are also including some who waltz up the aisle in very casual dress. I sent a guy wearing cut-offs Mr. Prevost was quoted as saying. have to maintain a sense of decorum whether there are 50 or only the cou- ple and two witnesses. Calendar The Kiwanis Club of Green Acres will meet at p.m. Wednesday at the Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit tor a round table discussion. Southminster UCW will meet in the church lounge Thursday. January 3 at p.m. There will be an induc- tion of officers and all 1 members are urged to attend. Isn't this ducky Three-year-old twins Andrew and Gregory Pankiw seem to be having a ducky old time with winter inhabi- tants of Grenadier Pond in Toronto's. High Park. The ducks appear to be quite willing to frolic with the boys after a hearty handout of food. Thousands of ducks winter each year in Metro Toronto. Laxatives reported harmful New York Times Service NEW YORK Misconcep- tions about the need for regularity of bowel habits are widespread and there are un- appreciated hazards associated with dependence on some according to a leading medical publication. a bowel move- ment for a few days is not and need not be editors of the medical letter said. They added in an issue published have known for several decades that good health does not require daily defecation at fixed times and that there is considerable variation in the frequency and regularity of bowel movements among different and even in the same person at different times. Some healthy persons have three bowel movements a others may have one a week. Yet many persons persist in believing that it is necessary to have a bowel movement every the medical letter editors advised doctors and parents that in infants and children is usually best treated by counselling and reassurance of the not by prescribing irritant laxative intrarectal manupula- tions. or The medical letter is published on a non-profit basis in New by physicians expert in evaluating the therapeutic benefits and hazards of drugs. The medical letter cited a scientific study in which 14 or 20 healthy patients with chronic constipation were found to be able to have satisfactory defecation over a two-week period when they were treated with dummy not laxatives. Despite the the medical letter said that Americans have such a bowel fixation that in 1971 one per cent of all physician prescrip- tions were for laxatives. These prescriptions were in addition to the non- prescription over-the-counter sales for the more than 700 dilterent laxative prepara- tions sold. For individuals who feel they need to control chronic the medical letter said that adding bulk or roughage to the diet such as from breakfast whole leafy raw carrots and whole grain breads was generally the least costly and the safest approach. Bran-containing breakfast cereals are most convenient of adding fiber to the which can often be an effective remedy for constipation. like Phenolphthalein and Bisacodyl that are ingredients in products like Carter's Little and Nature's Remedy the least desirable the medical letter the doc- tors in doses large enough to relieve constipation may also cause and fluid depletion. Dependence on stimulant lax- atives for evacuation may cause chronic poor absorp- tion of nutritional essentials and other disorders. Salt or magnesium cathar- tics also can be the report said. Milk of Magnesia and Ep- som both of which con- tain be dangerous for some patients because magnesium ions are absorbed from the intestine and in patients with diminish- ed kidney may ac- cumulate and produce depres- sion of the central nervous and the nerve- muscle the medical letter said. LET'S MAKE A RESOLUTION To Do Something You Didn't Do This Past Year Ann Landers OUR RESOLUTION To Guarantee That it Was the Best Decision You Ever Made A. E. CROSS STUDIO 710 3rd S. 328-0111 328-02222 Dear Ann I know you have a lot of rnen readers because I hear men talk about your column a great deal. I also know you speak to a good many men's clubs around the country. So will you address yourself to the male members of your reading audience and ask them this Why are you killing yourselves trying to corner all the money in the What good will it do if you are the richest man in the I read the obituaries every night and it makes me sick. So many young executives dropp- ing dead of heart attacks. I'm afraid I'll be seeing my husband's name in there any day now. How can I get the idea across to a man who is so obsessed with making money that he is putting himself in an early Of course I enjoy the luxuries that come from the fruits of his but I'd rather do without them and have a husband for another 15 or 20 years. Will you help me and other wives with driven husbands who put in 10- and 12-hour Of The Future Dear Hard work never killed anybody. If your husband enjoys what he's do- ing and is leave him alone. Work doesn't bring on heart attacks. The real demons are cigarette failure to tension and excessively high cholesterol. Picking the wrong ancestors can also mean but that's the one factor you can't control. Dear Ann Our 23- year-old son married a 19- year-old girl last week. We had a lovely wedding for them because the bride's parents decided not to bless the union due to religious differences. At the end of the when the clergyman ''T now pronounce you man and the bride grabbed the groom and nearly strangled llirwl tllitK tlllt passionate everybody in the church laughed. I didn't think it was funny. Will you please say something about wedding kisses and good Or am I square and I am 43 years Of The Groom Dear Passionate kisses should be saved for the honeymoon. What's What's If you aren't you need some help. It's available in the and Petting WHat Are the Mail your request to Ann P.O. Box Enclosing 50 cents in coin and a self-addressed envelope. DEAR ANN Recently you printed a letter from Dead com- plaining about her husband's loss of sexual ability due to medication for high blood pressure. You suggested that a doctor might recommend a change in medication. My husband has the same only he is taking' medicine for epilepsy. Is there a chance that a change in medication might help him I mentioned the problem of my husband's impotence to his physician and he have to expect this sort of thing when a man is taking a drug to prevent epileptic Can you shed a little light on this Need Help Urgently Dear N. H. I wish people would bear in mind that 50 per cent of all the physicians now practicing medicine graduated in the bottom half of their class. There is nothing wrong with getting a second or a third. Simply because your husband's doctor has taken a defeatist attitude does not mean you should accept his word as final. See another doctor. And don't ignore the possibility that counselling might be a great help to hnth vnn and vnnr husband Time to buy mink is now EDMONTON If you're going to buy a mink you'd better do it now rather than wait until next R. W. Gillies. Alberta's supervisor of fur said here. Mr. Gillies said mink ranchers were faced with the same rapidly-increasing production costs as other farmers with feed costs alone averaging to a pelt more last summer than the previous year. high cost of protein has hit the mink fanner in the same way it hit other livestock Mr. Gillies adding that feed previously used only for mink now is being sought by render- ing cat and dog food manufacturers and even some human food outlets. He said Alberta mink farmers need to average a pelt if this year's operations are to be worthwhile and they hope the fur trade will con- sider the problem of dramatically increased costs when world pelt prices are set this winter. it does not. there will be many mink farmers who will have to seriously assess their situation before deciding to continue their It is expected about 110.000 Alberta mink pelts of various colors will be offered at Cana- dian Mink Breeders' Associa- tion sales in December and January. thing is certain that with the high cost of fur garments in stock now will be a better buy than those manufactured next year from the new pelt From These Lethbridge Business Leaders Bert Eccles Co-owner GENTLEMEN III MEN'S WEAR 314 7th Street S. Jim Spoulos Co-owner GENTLEMEN III MEN'S WEAR 314 7th Street S. Scotty Douchan Co-owner GENTLEMEN III MEN'S WEAR 314 5th Street S. JIM VAN LOO Owner VAN'S TV 1238-3rd Ave. S. ED REDEKOPP Technician VAN'S TV 1238-3rd Ave. S. 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