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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, Ftbnwry 13, Research shows: Aerosols medically unsafe The convenience of aerosol sprays have won them a place in every room of the house. You can clean ovens with them, kill bugs with them, coat your pots and pans with them, paint with them, spray your hair with them, perfume your body with them; and get rid of dust and static electrici- ty with them. But with increasing fre- quency, the possible safety and health hazards of aerosol spray products are being brought to public attention, by the news media, consumer groups, researchers, physicians, and government agencies. AH aerosol cans carry with them the possibility of ex- ploding if they are exposed to high temperatures. And we all know what they can do to the environment by interaction with the ozone layer around earth. But the spray type of aerosol appears to have a further potential danger. The fine aerosol sprays, which give off millions of tiny droplets, some of them smaller then blood cells, have the easiest access to the human body. The fluorocarbons used as propellants in aerosols, may in high concentrations, cause abnormal heart rhythms. This propellant is suspected as the cause of sudden deaths. While industry spokesmen acknowledge that fluorocarbon propellants can affect the heart, they stress that exceedingly high concentrations are required to produce cardiac changes in laboratory animals. Those concentrations are not reach- ed during normal everyday use of aerosol products, however it is possible that some individuals may be more susceptible to fluorocar- bons than others. Because fluorocarbons affect heart rhythm some medical con- sultants are beginning to warn patients with heart conditions not to use any aerosol spray products. The toxic affect of aerosol propellants extends beyond the heart. People with allergies, asthma, or lung con- -The Herald- Family ditions are cautioned about the use of aerosols. Dermatologists report that aerosol propellants can cause freezing, burning, blistering, and inflammation, if applied too close to the skin. Great caution is urged about keeping sprays away from the eyes. The eyes are most vulnerable to the tiny aerosol particles. In addition, the solvents used in some aerosol sprays can damage contact lenses. Another propellant used in aerosols is an organic chemical known as vinyl chloride. High concentrations of vinyl chloride can cause a rare liver cancer. Research into the deaths of workers in industrial' plants which manufacture aerosols showed the workers had died of angiosarcoma or liver cancer. Studies are being conducted by government and industry in both Europe and the United States to further clarify the toxicity of vinyl chloride. These and other warnings of the potential threat of aerosols were published by the Consumers Union in a re- cent Consumer Reports magazine. The evidence of the health impairment from aerosol usage is not precise, but reports of harmful effects are numerous enough to warrant special caution. As a result, CU medical con- sultants warn against the in- discriminate use of aerosol spray products in the home, no matter how healthy you think you are. While there may be little cause for concern about the occasional use, prolonged repeated ex- posure to aerosol sprays is hazardous. Substitutes for most aerosol products are available. But if you must use aerosol sprays in the home, use them in a well ventilated area. Keep the spray away from your eyes and leave the sprayed area as quickly as possible. Cost conscious consumers may be interested to know that aerosols are also hazar- dous to the pocket book. Several surveys have shown that products in aerosol cans tend to be more expensive than comparable products in simple non pressurized con- tainers. IODE chapter marks 45th year of service This year marks the 45th an- niversary of the Dr. F. H. Mewburn O.B.E. Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. As well, today marks the 75th anniversary of the IODE. The local chapter of 43 ac- tive members and two honorary members has in- stalled its new executive for this year. Mrs. C. M. Crans- JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening, Februiry 13th Sponiond by L.diM1 Aid of SI. ind St. Piul'i Church STARTS P.M. SHARP-PARISH HALL Conur 12th Strati B and 7th AVMM North Jackpot starts at and if won vvfry Thursday 2nd JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS 5th, 7 Numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold 25C Ptr Card ei 1 lor Also Free Cards, Free And A Door Prize ALLOWED. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th SI. 'C' N. Friday, February 14th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME IN 60 NUMBERS 5 CARDS FOR POT OF GOLD SlngU) Wlnrwr Pint 12 Gamx Nt Ighbors GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH DOOR PRIZES 36 FREE CARDS 5 DRAWS FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry Wo one under 16 years of age allowed toun has been returned as regent for her third term of office. Other officers include Mrs. C. F. Steele, vice regent; Mrs. D.G. W. Sutherland, se- cond vice regent; Mrs. E. V. Langford, secretary; and Dorothy Church, treasurer. Mrs. A. V. Weatherup was elected head counsellor, assisted by Mrs. L. H. Blackbourne, 'Mrs. A. P. Baines, Mrs. J. Easton and Mrs. A. A. Cameron. Services convenor is Mrs. L. J. McKenzie, assisted by Charlotte McEachern. Other convenors are Mrs. E. Constable, citizenship; Jean Morgan, echoes; Maxine McNeely, standard bearer; 'Mrs. D. G. W. Sutherland, blood donor clinic; Alice Guise, hospitality; and Mrs. C. F. Steele, publicity. The chapter has spent for afghans, quilts and blankets which have been sent to needy people, as well as layettes for Northern In- dians. The chapter is also involved with the Red Cross Blood Donor clinics and assists with the Heart Fund and Poppy days. Members were instrumental in organizing the formation of a Lethbridge chapter of the Kidney Founda- tion of Canada. The two most important fund-raising events sponsored by the chapter are the annual chrysanthemum tea, held in December, and, the annual ceramic tea in March. HERE'S JUST ONE OF THE GREAT BUYS YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DURING VAN'S 74-75 CLEARANCE ELECTROHOME Jim suggests the MONTEGO Dual automatic professional turntable, dynamically balanced tow-ann, six full rMpottM speak- ers, autumn oak, con- Jim Van Loo Here are the ANSWERS lor vour NEWS QUIZ 2-Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries; 3-True; 4-Jimmy Connors: 5-c. PART II: 1-b; 2-a; 3-e; 4-c; 5-d PART III: 1-c; 2-b; J3-e; 4-d; 5-a PICTURE QUIZ: Premier Robert Bourassa of Quebec VANS TV SALES SERVICE CAROL JOHNSTON DURING PRACTICE Calgary gymnast ignores handicap Nobody in their right mind could call Carol Johnston handicapped. One of the six members -of Alberta's women's gymnastics teams, the 16 year old Calgary high school student swings, dips and loops over the uneven bars, using legs, torso and hand to energetically propel her tiny 4 foot 10 inch frame from the landing mat to the top level of the equipment. Hand, not hands. Carol Johnston was born without a hand and wrist on her right arm. If a pixie can be determined, that's an accurate description of her. She has been involved in gymnastics since elemen- tary school. She practices 16 hours a week, sometimes more, and has her own balance beam in the basement at home so she can do exercises anytime the inclination hits. Does she object to the word, 'han- dicapped'? She shrugs and laughs, "Not really, I never really thought about it she says. Long accustomed to people's stares, Carol is no longer very much bothered by people's reactions to her. And if their first response to a one1- handed gymnast is dis- belief, they're probably soon won over by her gamin smile and giggle, which is countered by dogged determination to do better with each try on the bars or beam. "She does pretty well for says Janie Fleming, who at 18 is the 'old timer' on the Alberta team. Ms. Fleming says the other girls' notice people staring at Carol more than she does herself. "We're pretty proud of adds Coach Robert McLusky. Jean Jarrell, manager of the women's gymnastics team, says Ms. Johnston does best in floor exercising and vaulting, her favorites among the four women's gymnastics events in The Games. Although she's been training for the past five years, Carol says one can never start the sport too young. She enjoys the freedom of the floor exer- cises which give competitors a chance to personalize their routine by setting to music their own interpretation of gym- nastic, acrobatic and dance moves. When she competes in the-women's floor exer- cises tonight, her rolls, jumps and poses will be set to the lively pop instrumental, Midnight in Moscow. there is anything Carol Johnston is sensitive about, it's her height. During one of the practices, team mates teased her about her size while adjusting the bars for her. called one girl; "she's grown a quarter of an inch, didn't you Carol beamingly affirms it's true just a few months ago she stood only 4 feet, 9% inches tall. She's hoping to grow a few more centimetres before the year's out, but the odd's are against her both her parents are short. She would like to coach gymnastics eventually, but confesses one thing bothers her: "Most of the school kids even younger ones are already bigger than me." But then, as any coach will tell you, petite gymnasts have the best chance of excellence in the sport that's sometimes described as 'poetry in motion'. Pantera at 1236-3rd Ave Phonp Now Through February 15th Community calendar The regular business meeting of the Quota Club has been changed to a dinner meeting which will be held at tonight at Ericksen's. Special guest will be Joan McMullin, district 11 gover- nor. All committee chairmen will give their reports. The Minus One Club will hold a toboggan party for members and their families at p.m. Sunday at 20th Street and 20th Avenue S. If the weather is unsuitable, meet at the home of Flora Makinson, 1265 6th Ave. A S. for pie For infor- mation, call 327-0310 or 327- ?739. Chris Stewart Valentine supper planned Annie Romaniuk will convene the Valentine supper and dance at the Rainbow Hall, Saturday at p.m. Sponsored by the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, the event will feature favorite Ukrainian dishes. A bridle and reins fashioned by Charlie Jarvie were presented to most regular gymkhana performer Ginny Holmes at the annual banquet and dance of the Whoop Up Saddle club. Gymkhana event awards were presented to the following flags: Ginny Holmes, Maxine McKenna, Wayne Calder and Mary Ann Handsaeme. Poles: Kathy West, Dwight Ogden, Maxine McKenna and Mary Ann Handsaeme. Barrel racing: Kathy West, Maxine McKenna, Ginny Holmes and Wayne Calver. Run and lead: Ginny Holmes, Maxine McKenna, Mary Ann Handsaeme, Kelly Hoot and Kathy West. Lead, walk, trot and run: Diane Curtis, Wayne Calder, Rodney Jorgenson and Kelly Hoot. An eight week course on "Know What You Believe" spon- sored by the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship is being held Wednesdays at p m. at Southminster United Church. Larry Kirkpatrick is in charge. Lorraine Hill and Frank Johnston will represent the Chinook Arabian Horse Association at the annual meeting of the Southern Alberta Equesterian Council -to be held at the Park Plaza at 1 p.m. Sunday. A square dancing seminar for horses and riders will be held at the Exhibition Grounds, Feb. 17 22. There will be two 90 minute sessions each afternoon. Stabling is available. For further information contact Lorraine Hill at 328-8486. Early events of Spring Coulee will be retold Wednesday when members of the Spring Coulee Ladies' Club honor Mary Pharis on her 85th birthday. Members meet monthly for birth- day celebrations: Bodo Magdeburg heads the lively German-Canadian club which holds bi-weekly Saturday night dances and mid-week card parties. The clubhouse is located at 6th Street and 9th Avenue, North. Betty Ann Papp has been approved as a Lelache League leader subsequent to the similar approval of Betty Lou Nordstrom last fall. Twenty young mothers attended the group's January meeting. The Feb. 25 meeting is slated for Bet- ty Ann's home, 3008 6th Ave. S-. Morley Stall, 25, who works with the department of im- migration at Coutts, feels more career aged young people are needed as youth advocates or go betweens for young people recovering from breakdowns. Through volunteering at the Sunrise Ranch Morley became aware of the need to work on a one to one basis with persons finding their way back into. society. Joan McMullin of Winnipeg, governor of the Quota Club's District No. 11, will be in Lethbridge Thursday at p.m. at Sven Ericksen's at the local club's regular monthly meeting. Helen Robins, president, will preside. Ask a busy person to do a job and you'll get it done, applies to Rita Maynard, opportunity class teacher at Westminster school. She has served as president of Youth Action Committee for two years, is on the board of the Association for the Mental- ly Retarded, is a citizen's advocate for a 19 year old girl and is involved with the administration of Sunrise Ranch. In ad- dition, she is co ordinating the floor hockey games for the Red Deer and Edmonton teams of mentally retarded players to be held at the U of L, Saturday at p.m. and the Sportsplex at noon, Sunday. She says she prefers teaching mentally retarded pupils because they need her more. "Teaching them has given me a whole new concept of she says. Ernest G. Sterndale Bennett, founder of the Playgoers' Club, has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Grandson of Sir William Sterndale Bennett and brother to Robert Sterndale Bennett, examiner for the Toronto Conser- vatory, he has long been interested in music and drama. Choir- master at St. Augustine's Church in the early 1920's and direc- tor of the Playgoers for approximately 10 years, he was instrumental in the formation of the Dominion Drama Festival. After moving to Toronto he became director of the T. Eaton Masquers Club which won the D.D.F. award. He spent the war years as a torpedo inspector in the U.S. and upon returning to Canada operated his own theatre school for seven years. Still keenly interested in drama, he is now retired in Toronto with his wife, nee Hilda Church, formerly of Lethbridge. Twelve local hostesses from the Lethbridge Ladies Curling Club and LCI Will host the dozen visiting Canadian rinks at the upcoming Winter Games. Hostesses include Bernice Storehouse, Marguerite Linn, Kay Gemmel, Debbie Funk, Lisi Stewart, Marilyn Funk, Vi Kincheloe, Shirley Baceda, Enid McDonald, Helen Watson, Ferrol Sinclair and Janice Specimen. WINTER GAMES RED GRILLE SPECIAL IEUCIIIS TURKEY DINNER Generous portions of our famous all white meat roast turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, Fluffy potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce. Served with hot roll, butter, cherry cheesecake and 2M beverage. EACH College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magralh Driva Monday, Tintday t Wwlnciday a.m. lo p.m. Thurulay A Friday a.m. lo p.m. DEPARTMENT STORES Saturday a.m. lo p.m. WE RESIBVI THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ;