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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, January 3, 1974 Hockey day in Lethbridge Shoes and boots are the only spectators at an impromptu hockey clash at an improvised outdoor rink. The boys are one group out of many who are finding for doing all kinds of fun things. RICK ERVIN photo Christmas holidays great -The Herald Family THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Another price increase hits family grocery bill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The old year ended with an- other round of price increases that pushed the family grocery bill in the United States to a level 13 per cent higher than it was in March, an Associated Press market- basket survey shows. The average increase in the price of a selected market- basket was two per cent in De- cember alone. PTICAI PRESCRIPTION CO. The survey included the prices of 15 food and nonfood items in 13 cities on March 1, rechecked at the beginning of each succeeding month. The marketbasket bill was up during December in 12 of 13 cities checked. The only decline came in Seattle where the bill was down one per cent. The overall picture, from March 1 to Jan. 1, was even gloomier. The marketbasket was up in every city, increases ranging from five per cent in Salt Lake City to 19 per cent in Boston. The housewife trying to feed her family a hearty breakfast Golderf Mile Open Monday through Fri- day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Keep fit 10 a.m. Leathercraft 2 p.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Friday: There will be a meeting at a.m. for women interested in working on committees for the daffodil tea to be held March 9. The session on creative decorations will be held at 2 p.m. Noteworthy: There are a few seats left on the second bus for the Ice Capades on Jan. 15. Membership cards are now available at the centre. WINNER Of the SAAN FAMILY ALLOWANCE DRAW MADE DECEMBER 22nd AUDREY GRUNINGER Box 543 Magrath, Alberta after you see your doctor bring your prescription to was among the hardest hit by the December price rises. Eggs and milk led the list of items rising in price. Eggs, which went up in 12 of 13 cities checked during November, rose again in 11 cities from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. They declined in Los Angeles and remained the same in New York. EGGS UP AGAIN The price of a dozen eggs rose to a record level of a dozen or more in August, dropped back down briefly, then inched up again. The December price rises ranged from two per cent in Philadelphia and Miami to 14 per cent in Detroit, where a dozen, medium white eggs went from 85 to 97 cents. Milk prices went up during December in eight of 13 cities checked, rising an average of six per 'cent. The price went down in two cities and stayed the same in three. The in- creases brought the price of a quart of whole milk in most cities to about 41 or 42 cents in contrast to an average price of about 33 or 34 cents in March. Bargains were hard to find, but shoppers with a taste for hot dogs were in luck in six cities where the price went down. The average decrease was 11 per cent. The price went up in four cities and stayed the same in three. The paper shortage has hit some supermarkets and Grand Union stores are trying to counter it with a BYOB pro- gram. The initials stand for Bring Your Own Bag and cus- tomers do get extra trad- ing stamps for each returned bag that is refilled and sent out again with the same customer. BIRTHS DECLINE PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) The government news agency CTK said if the pre- sent birth rate continues, Prague's population will drop from its current residents to 930.000 by 1985. CTK did not say what the birth rate was. "Just when we got in good field position, along came Christmas and we had to change ends." Wedding rumors touching truth LONDON (Reuter) Prince Charles and his fre- quent companion, Lady Jane Wellesley, are in love, says the mass-circulation Sun new- spaper, which predicts the couple will become engaged in a few months. The paper's front-page banner proclaims "It's above a photograph of 22-year- old Lady Jane, daughter of the Duke of Wellington. She is shown driving back to her London home after spending five days with Prince Charles, 25, at a New Year's house party at the Queen's Sandringham estate in eastern England. A romance between the cou- ple has been strongly denied by both sides. But The Sun quotes a worker on the estate as saying Tuesday: "For a couple who are supposed to be just good friends, they seem to kiss and squeeze hands an awful lot." The Sun says close friends of the couple are certain an engagement will be announc- ed in the spring, when the heir to the throne returns from four months' duty as a lieute- nant aboard the British naval frigate Jupiter in the Far East. Speculation over whether petite Lady Jane might become the next queen reach- ed a head last November when Charles spent four days with her on a partridge shooting holiday at the Duke of Wellington's estate near' Granada, Spain. Both strongly denied romance rumors after flying back together on the same scheduled flight. Some observers recalled similar denials from Princess Anne INQO 22912M St. f N. Friday, January 4 8 p.m. DOOMS OPEN AT 7 P.M. NEW GAME IN 57 NUMBERS 10th GAME WIN ON EMPTY CARD 4th-tlh-12tti tn 7 or LOM tit' 9 CARDS FOR Pot of OOM tn i SOt wiiworFlwtU ArifMion h OOLO CARDS MY DOUM.I tACH H.M OOOR PRIZIS M CAROS S MAWS FOR Nf XT WHK Sorry No one 16 years of age allowed and her husband, Captain Mark Phillips, before their engagement was announced. Prince Charles flew to Singapore today at the start of a three-month separation from the Lady Jane. Lady Jane Wellesley, the 22- year-old daughter of the Duke of Wellington, has denied the rumors that she is planning to marry Charles. But many British are taking her word with a wink. Charles, serving in the Royal Navy, left the Royal Air Force airport at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, with a group of fellow officers traveling to join the Jupiter in the Far East. He parted from Lady Jane at lunchtime Tuesday after celebrating the now yea'r with her Irish society planned Persons interested in things Irish are invited to attend a social evening to be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Bowman Art Centre. The meeting is intended to initiate steps toward the for- mation of an Irish society or club in the city and in southern Alberta. An Irish group, Burke, Cor- mican, Carroll, Forrester, Lynagh and Monaghan, have also planned a St. Patrick's day concert to be held in the Yates Memorial Centre. Childhood obesity j linked to fat cells By JANE E. BROOY New York Times Service NEW YORK Obesity, long the subject of cruel humor, dangerous crash diets and questionable reducing gimmicks, is beginning to yield its secrets to serious scientific investigators. Although they have not yet found a magic pill that will allow people to eat all they want without gaining, these researchers are reaching an understanding that promises more effec- tive treatment and preven- tion of the problem of overweight, which now plagues some 70 million Americans. Many of the new findings were described last month at a symposium on childhood obesity, spon- sored by Columbia Univer- sity's Institute of Human Nutrition, where more than a thousand mostly slender physicians and dietitians heard the latest about the causes of overweight, why perma- nent weight loss eludes so many and what can be done to increase the number of the formerly fat. Research reported to the symposium, for example, that for many 'people perhaps 90 per cent of the grossly obese, overweight may be predestined from early childhood, making the bat- tle against excess weight one that they are likely to fight over and over again. However, the findings offer a real hope that this form of obesity, which is most difficult to treat, may at least be preventable. For most other people, the so-called victims of creeping obesity who become overweight as adults, recent studies in- dicate that excess poun- dage is largely a conse- quence of modern living a side effect of inactivity, a superabundance of attrac- tive, high-calorie foods, an emphasis on consumption resulting in a caloric surplus even from a seemingly reasonable diet. For these people, correc- tion of the imbalance between input and output is easier to achieve, although constant effort must be made to maintain the weight loss. Without question, the fundamental cause of overweight is the consump- tion of more calories than the body uses up. Whether the excess calories are in the form of protein, fat or carbohydrate, they are all covnverted to fat and stored in the body. If it were possible to eat calories of lettuce in a day but only calories were used for energy, barr- ing gastrointestinal upset, 500 calories would be stored as fat. By the end of a week, those 500 calories a day would add up to an ex- tra pound of fat. But as Dr. Jean Mayer, Harvard Universitj nutritionist and longtime student of the causes oi obesity, has said, "attributing overweight to overeating is hardly more illuminating than ascribing alcoholism to alcohol." Recently, Drs. Jules Hirsch and Jerome Knittle and their collaborators dis- covered that people who have been fat since childhood have an abnor- mally large number of fat cells in their body tissues, and the earlier in life obesi- ty began, the greater the number of fat cells. Once these cells are formed, they stay for life, the researchers have found. Weight loss merely reduces the size of each fat cell, not their numbers. "These people tend to get depressed, physically and psychologically, when they lose said Hirsch, senior physician at Rockefeller University. "Everything seems to drive them back to obesity. It's as if their fat cells were sending out a signal to the brain saying, 'fill me up'." Knittle, a pediatrician who directs an obesity clinic for children at Mount Sinai Medical Center here, has identified three periods when fat cells are formed: during the last three1 months before birth, from birth to age two and during adolescence. ,An obese two-year-old Dr. Knittle said, may already have half the number of fat cells that are found in a normal-weight adult. By age six, this child may have doubled or tripl- ed the normal adults' fat- cell number. Underlying the fat-cell boom, Knittle and others believe, is a complicated interplay of such factors as heredity, the kind of mothering the child receives, and psy- chological and social pressures. Dr. Mayer blames inac- tivity for 90vper cent of the obesity problem. Although in the last 50 years per capita caloric consumption has decreased slightly, energy expen- diture has decreased dramatically, thanks to the automobile and countless labor-saving devices. Today, according to the national adult physical fitness survey, 45 per cent of Americans engage in no physical activity for exer- cise. Mayer's studies indicate that throughout a wide range of normal levels of energy expenditure, just enough food is consumed to meet the body's energy needs, keeping weight stable. But at low levels of activity, there is a breakdown in the body's natural mechanism that regulates energy input and output, resulting in too much on the input side and consequent weight gain. A mere 100 extra calories a day the equivalent of one thin slice of bread, a jigger of whisky or riding instead of taking a 20- minute walk will, in a year's time, add up to 10 pounds of fat. In five years, it will mean 50 extra pounds, and marked obesity. Still, the person will argue with some justification that he is not a glutton. The obvious solution, ac- cording to Dr. Mayer, who has demonstrated that obese youngsters are con- siderably less active than those of normal weight, is to move more. "Walk, don't ride. Take the stairs, not the he recommends. Contrary to what many think, exercise does not make a person so hungry that he eats even more than he used to. In fact, says Dr. Hirsch, exer- cise has a "euphoriant effect" that dininishes the tendency to turn to food for emotional satisfaction. Unfortunately, for many overweight persons, excer- cise by itself is not enough to regulate their weight. That such regulation is im- portant is emphasized by the poor health records of the obese. Overweight persons have an increased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and chronic respiratory disorders, all of which tend to foreshorten their lives. They also suffer to an ab- normal degree from such problems as back and feet aches, vein disorders "and skin infections, not to men- tion emotional trauma and social and occupational dis- crimination. To achieve permanent weight loss, the experts agree, the dieter must forever change those aspects of His behavior that made him fat in the first place. Using a treatment regimen called behavior modification, Drs. Henry A. Jordan and Leonard Levitz of the psychiatry department at the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania have shown that they can get pounds off even without directly attempting to change diet. Behavior modification has had the most promising success to date in treating obesity during a three- month treatment period, 54 per cent had lost more than 20 pounds and all of these people continued to lose or maintained their loss one year later. Thus far, however, the method has not been tested long and widely enough to deter- mine its ultimate success. Calendar of local happenings The Ladies Auxiliary to the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization, affiliated with the provincial and national organization, will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Gym 2 of the Civic centre. There will be the usual lunch and bingo will be played following the business meeting. All members are asked to attend. The regular old time dance will be held in the Fort Macleod G R. Davis school instead of the W. A. Day school Friday instead of Saturday for this week only. Please note change of date and place. Instruction will be from 8 to p.m. Dancing from to Lunch will be served. Everyone welcome. The Overture Concert series will present Japanese- American soprano Shigemi Matsumoto in recital at p.m. Monday at the Yates Memorial Centre. Robert Scandrett will accompany on the piano. The regular monthly meeting of the Vasa Lodge No. 579 will be held at p.m. -Saturday in the Scan- dinavian Hall. Members are asked to please note change of date. dance practice at Women are asked to please bring a box lunch and cups. All square dancers welcome. How Men Feel About Sex: What Every Woman Should Know Did you know that must men are "more self-conscious, than women about sex1' a m.in's self-csicem is deeply rooted in his sexu.il nature'' men usually find it more difficult than women to link sex with love and tender emotion'' Marriage counsellor Dr. David R. Mace answers these important ques- tions by giving you the benefit of his forty years of counsel- ling experience, in the January issue of Reader's Digest Learn why it is important for you to understand your husband's real attitudes toward sex to make for a more fulfilling marriage. Read The Midnight Squares will hold a regular dance at p.m. Friday in the Fort Macleod elementary school. more ,f m marnage. Kedd Round dance practice at 8. HOW MEN FEEL ABOUT SEX and fea- Reader's one of 32 articles tures in the January Digest. 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