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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuetday, February 25, 1975 Western art is booming SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Western art has been growing at such a rapid rate that even dealers say they are amazed. "The whole field of western art has to be called a growth industry because every year it scores gains of from 10 to 15 per cent in popularity and. said Joseph McKin- non, director of the Pacific Northwest Indian centre. But some areas are growing even faster. The prices paid for works of deceased western artists are skyrocketing, and even faster gains are being recorded in the value of relics, such as In- dian tools or weapons. "The thing about artifacts is when they're gone, said McKinnon. "The supply is always growing smaller. Each year more pieces are taken off the market either by museums or serious collec- tors." An example of growth in the field is the Spokane based Western Art Show and Auc- tion, held in late winter each year. "The first year we had about viewers. Last year, attended. We ex- pect even more when the show is given Feb. 28 to March said McKinnon. -The Herald- Family Chemical make-up might determine drinking habits By JANE E. BRODY New York Times Service NEW YORK A team of physicians at Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital has discovered a major chemical difference between alcoholics and other people that may ex- plain how continued heavy drinking damages body organs and perhaps why some people become addicted to alcohol. The team, working under the guidance of Dr. Charles Lieber, chief of the section of liver disease and nutrition at the hospital, found that a powerful chemical, acetaldehyde, reaches higher levels in alcoholics than in other people even 'when both Woman priest defies bishop, gives rites ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Rev. Merrill Bittner, one of 11 recently ordained women Episcopal priests, defied a bishop's injunction and distributed Holy Communion at a church, here. Bittner, ordained last July 29 in Philadelphia, had been pro- hibited from performing priestly functions by Rt. Rev. Robert Spears, bishop of the Rochester Episcopal diocese. The ordination of women as priests is forbidden by the laws of the Episcopal church, part of the worldwide Anglican commu- nion. After the ordinations of the 11 women the bishops had declared the ordinations invalid. Bishop Spears said earlier he wanted Bittner to wait until the question of ordination of women priests is decided by a national convention of the church. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services NMd Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Etfecti CALL 32I-2B80 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. groups have the same level of alcohol in their blood. The results were published in a recent issue of. the New England Journal of Medicine. Acetaldehyde is a breakdown product of alcohol. It is known to be toxic to heart muscle and liver cells. It has also been shown to interact with nervous system hor- mones to produce drugs called alkaloids which interfere with nerve functions. Alcoholics often develop cirrhosis of the liver, diseases of the heart muscle and brain damage. Thus, the finding indicates that alcohol itself may not be the "bad actor" in alcoholism; rather it may be acetaldehyde that is responsi- ble for alcohol's effects. If further studies bear this out, they may lead to ways of preventing alcohol induced damage and perhaps of iden- tifying alcoholism prone in- dividuals and preventing the disease itself. An expert in the field, Dr. Gerald Cohen, biochemist at Mount Sinai Medical.School, called the new finding "ex- tremely interesting and provocative." Another expert, Dr. Neil Raskin, neurologist at the University of California school of medicine in San Francisco, said "it opens the door to a large area of new research." Both said that only through further studies of the effects of acetaldehyde and its levels in different people would the ultimate significance of the current work be known. They added that they expected the new finding to stimulate a great deal of research in the field. LCI looking for 'lost' reference books Parents, former students are asked to check homes for missing texts By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The disappearance of between 300 and 400 reference books from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute's library is interfering with the education of students still attending school. In an attempt to recover the books, the school is issuing a plea to parents of LCI students and former LCI students to check through their homes for books that belong to the school. The books are used, by Grades 10 to 12 in social sciences, psychology, geography and English. Social Studies Instructor Marg Clark says the problem surrounding the disappearance of the books is complex because students no longer use a specific textbook in some subject areas. They may need to research material in several reference books that are kept in the library for use of all students. While theft may be the motive of some students who remove books from the library without checking them out, Ms. Clark believes most students begin using the reference book in the library and then take it out with their other books when they leave to attend another class. The librarians do check the students but it is im- possible to check all students, she says. "I would hate to see the school go to a regimented atmosphere-" that would require each student to be checked before leaving the library. Fines for not returning books would only encourage students not to sign a library card when removing books, she suggests. While the cost of replacing the lost books is enor- mously expensive, with each book now listed at about Ms. Clark says installing a turnstile and adding checkout personnel would likely-be much more expen- sive. The school is attempting to emphasize the develop- ment of responsibility among students for property that belongs to others. A checkout counter would not aid this process, she insists. The multi text approach to high school education has also forced the elimination of the textbook rental system previously used in the subject areas that now suffer the greatest book losses. While the cost to replace the books is of concern to the school, the inability of the school to obtain replacements for some titles is of greater concern Some books are no longer available from their publishers. Our European Heritage; Challenge and Survival, a Canadian history text; and Canada Regional Analysis, a geography book; are three such books the school has few of and cannot replace. The school is prepared to buy copies of the three books, new or used, if anyone wishes to sell. It is also prepared to pick up any books belonging to the school that people may find in their home. All LCI books have the school identification stamp inside the cover. MARO CLARK WITH EMPTY BOOKSHELVES AT LCI Get this. OFF! Community calendar STRETCH-STITCH sewing machine This advanced stretch-stitch zig-zag machine is designed to easily handle today's sewing chal- lenges. It's especially helpful on knit and stretchy fabrics. Here are a few of the features that make the Sty a good value any day-and an outstanding buy now at savings! Reg. (complete with carrying' case) Built-in limit to button- hole sizes and no attachments. Exclusive front drop-in bobbin quick and easy, eliminates fumbling. Snap-on presser foot and work saving. AH dial and convenient. 3 kinds of stitching-zig-zag, stretch and straight. Plus a variety of built-in fashion stitches for every sewing job. .Credit terms available. Liberal trade-in allowance on your old sewing machine regardless of make. SINGER Sewing Centres and participating Approved Dealers. Singer helps you every stitch of the way. of Canada l.ld. Mtll________PhOnt) 327-2243__________ Kappa Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, will meet this evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Cathy Langston, 1409 -14 St. N. The program, literature, will be presented by Susan Giffen and Frances McHardy. Co hostesses are Ms. McHardy and Peggy Lomas. Xi Iota, Beta Sigma Phi, will hold its annual birthday party at 7 o'clock tonight at the home of Jean Nielsen, 1625 Lakeside Road. A.potluck supper will be served. There will be an exchange of gifts. A meeting with Xi Nu Chapter will be hosted by Sigma Chapter at the home of Joanne Johnston, 2005 23 Ave. S. this' evening at 8 o'clock. Refreshments will be served by Sigma. Milk .River Belles 'n Beaux square dance club will hold their regular dance tonight at 8 o'clock in the Elks Hall. All square dancers welcome regular, lunch. The Lethbridge branch of the Canadian Diabetic Association will meet tonight at in the auditorium, St. Michael's Office Building. All Lethbridge and area diabetics are invited to attend and ac- quaint the association ex- ecutive of their concerns. The past matrons of Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. will meet p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. J. K. Ferguson, 3111 Parkside Drive. Co hostess will be Mrs. Kenneth Powell. The Women's Auxiliary to the Auxiliary Hospital will host the annual February Tea, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Auxiliary Hospital Lounge. Effie Jones is convenor. Donna Smith, direc- tor of nursing, and Hyacinth Birch will be receiving. Ad- mission is 50 cents or a membership. Everyone welcome. The regular meeting of First United Church 60-Plus Club will be held Friday in the Lower Church Hall at 2 p.m. The Chinook Pensioners will show slides of their trip to The World's Fair. Hostesses for the day are Mrs. Langworthy and Mrs. Edwards. AH are welcome. Everyone is invited to the Christian Science testimony meeting Wednesday at p.m. in the church auditorium, 1203 4 Ave. S. Preceptor Eta Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, will meet Wednesday at p.m. at the home of Mary Niven, 612 -18 St. S. Guest speaker will be Jo Ann Barricades, part time co ordinator of the Women's Place. The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society of Lethbridge will hold the monthly meeting on Wednes- day in the civic centre at 2 p.m. Entertainment and lunch will be provided. The annual meeting of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Lethbridge Branch, will be held Wednesday at 12 noon, at Ericksen's. Family Restaurant. Cancer incidence may be growing HAMILTON (CP) There are signs that the frequency of cancer is increasing, says a delegate to a recent inter- national congress on the dis- ease. Dr. C.M. Harlow told a meeting of the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Cancer Society that advances made in cancer research dur- ing this century have made treatment of many kinds of cancer possible, prolonging life and geatly reducing suf- fering. But a cure for cancer still is far from discovery. The more than delegates attending the congress stressed the need for improved international co- operation. Although the disease has peaked in some industrialized countries, it is already a' public health problem in developing countries which are virtually defenceless against it. Dr. Harlow said: "It is ex- tremely important to give the developing countries every possible help to arm them against the future threat of cancer. "With the present status of bio-medical science, it is pos- sible to assert, at least in the- ory, that solution of the cancer problem can be found within the next decade." That would require a world- wide, united approach. There is also an inter- national pattern of types of cancer. Cancer of the es- ophagus has an extremely high incidence, especially among males, in certain areas: France, China, the West Indies and parts of Africa. A study in New York show- ed males with cancer of the esophagus were heavier smokers and drinkers and consumed less milk, eggs and green vegetables than other cancer patients. Stomach cancer occurs more frequently in Japan, Chile, Austria, Finland and Iceland, mainly among males. The rate there is four or five times that of North America. ANNUAL FEBRUARY TEA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th p.m. LETHMIME AUXILIMY HOSPITAL LOUNBE MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE TAKEN Sponsored bjr wonwn't Amilliry to Hojpilil EVERYONE WELCOME! 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