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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Tiwtday, January 8, Family Inventor refines vacuum cleaners Premarital sex disapproved by Soviet professor By ROBERT EVANS MOSCOW (Reuter) "I didn't want to end up an old maid." "I wanted to find out if I could be a man These were two of the most common reasons given by a group of Soviet teen-agers recently for their first ex- periments in sex. "I had a lot to drink and couldn't control myself." ''He told me that I ought to show him how brave I was." The familiar phrases were quoted with strong dis- approval by Prof. Anatoly Kharchov, one of the Soviet Union's top specialists on questions of marriage and the family. In an interview with the Moscow Young Communist newspaper Moskovsky Kom- somolets, Kharchov said the remarks revealed an irrespon- sible attitude to sex "foreign to our moral principles." The quotations came from replies by teen-agers at a technical college in Odessa to a survey by a local sociologist. Kharchov said some of the youngsters explained their at- titude with the following for- mula" "In our age of technical and scientific progress, man should be guided by an in- dustrial philosophy which sees in love only a physical need." WARNS OF DANGERS The professor had a warning for young people misled by the temptations of the flesh. Casual sex, he wrote, might lead to infertility among women, impotence among men and the contraction of venereal diseases by both. And he had another ad- monition. Research showed that 90 per cent of the children born with congenital brain defects were the product of sexual encounters when one or both partners were drunk. Some 25 per cent of the Odessa teen-agers admitted premarital experience of sex. the professor reported Of these, only 12 per cent of the girls and seven per cent of the boys said they had been in love with their partners "Real love is always chaste, timid and respectful, and is always dominated by self- control as well as self- sacrifice for the sake of the loved said Kharchov. The professor had further PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS -8 p.m. strictures on the attitude of many men and women here towards marriage. According to the most re- cent census, he noted, some 25 per 'cent of men between the ages of 25 and 30 were un- married, and 11 per cent of the 30-35 group were still bachelors. "This means that many of our contemporary fellow countrymen have a certain fear of taking on the respon- sibility of a family and he said. And for women he had the following message: "Get rid of the idea im- planted by the war and the post-war demographical im- balance that you will end up a spinster if you don't take the chance of marriage when it turns up. "Today there are 10 and a bit boys to every 10 girls, ac- cording to the statistics. So let's have more pride and self- respect from the women, more attention to the age-old truth: Guard your honor while young." Miss Army has 60 yrs. of service PARRY SOUND, Ont. (CP) Pearl Robinson is known as Miss Salvation Army to residents of this community on the shores of Georgian Bay. At 80, she still works Fridays and Saturdays visiting people who are lonely, disillusioned or "down on their luck." "I try to encourage people to carry on and show them someone cares what happens to she said She joined the Salvation Army in 1910, becoming an ac- tive "soldier" in 1914, and her 60-year record of service is one of the longest in the organization. Pearl doesn't have to thump a tambourine to drum up donations. She said she has never been turned down by anyone. People often call out to her on the street or run to catch up so they can con- tribute. "I've never been a quitter in my life and as long as my health holds I'll remain ac- she said. PEP UP BEANS To stretch canned beans, add drained pineapple tidbits and heat as usual. AFTERNOON BINGO EVERY WED. AT 2 P.M. MOOSE 3 North 5 Money DOUBLED Weekly Jackpot PritM Free SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE No Children 16 Allowed Everybody Welcome LETHBRIDGE FISH DUinfl WEDNESDAY GAME ASSN. DIE1UU AT 8 P.M Jackpot in 56 Free Cards 3 JACKPOTS (4th. 8th and IN 7 NUMBERS IN THE EAGLES Street North NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 NEW BINQO NEW I LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234 3rd N. I WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. 24 GAMES Regular Jackpot Number and weekly week Jackpot in 57 10th Game S25 7 Number 5 for card Double Door Prize One Under 16 Years Allowed to Play LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 55 NUMBERS OR LESS let PAHS SW JACKPOT SHI OAMt SIS (X) 10th aAMI IMO JACKPOT IN M NUMMMt 'ME BUS SERVICE HOME APTM SINOO MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMMHS AND NOftMANDY LOUNOC CHILDREN UNDtft It NOT ALLOWED Sponeared ky LaaHaa Amman Canadian Lefton Jerabek is 4crusader for consumers' Cellar Workshop Inventor Bob Jerabek feels very much at home in his basement laboratory in Ottawa. The 48-year-old Czechoslovakian-born inventor probably knows more about vacuum cleaners than anybody m addition to being a whiz at tracking down electromagnetic interference from electrical appliances. By PETER MICHAELSON OTTAWA (CP) Inventor Bob Jerabek might know more about vacuum cleaners than anybody else in the world. He didn't invent them but he sure made a lot of refinements in them. He's also a fighter against a form of pollution you can't see, hear or interference, which he measures and analyses in a 000 basement laboratory in his suburban Ottawa home. And with the zeal and tireless curiosity of a Ralph Nader, he is forever testing electrical appliances for defects and sometimes dangerous electrical leaks. Manufacturers hear from him a lot. He is described by C. L. Annis, general manager of the Canadian Patents and Development "a true a "first-class original and "a crusader for consumers." So it's ironic the 48-year-old Czechoslovakian-born inventor, with four top-notch vacuum cleaner inventions sell- ing well around the world, is not getting a penny in royalties. His inventions, now making money for his former employer, Dustbane Enterprises Ltd. of Ottawa, include the Hurricane, the bird-cage hoop, the syn- thetic filter and roll-along nozzle. Silly names maybe, but cleaners love them. FIRED FROM JOB He was fired by Dustbane in 1972 from a a year job as director of says because he tried to get defective vacuum cleaners and the company still holds rights to his inven- tions. However, he plans to take the issue to court. Meantime, he has set up shop in his basement, with such equipment as a digital voltmeter which can measure one- millionth of a volt, a small energy com- puter he buiR himself, a stereo-zoom microscope and an air-flow meter. A member of a Canadian Standard Associations committee, Mr. Jerabek studies electromagnetic interference, those uncontrolled wave forces that make television sets snowy and radios crackle. Each electrical appliance he tests produces a computer flowchart like a human's electrocardiograph, measured by instruments that can record the detailed running of a wristwatch. He's developing new filters, suppressors and capacitors to help the government crack down on the polluted airwaves which obstruct all forms of airwave com- munications and computer operations. He has found misleading ratings, electrical leakage and faulty design in electrical and mechanical gadgetry. Government officials, consumer protec- tion groups and the standards association hear from him about these, but they seldom move fast enough to suit him. A robust, cheerful fellow with an inven- tor's characteristic onetrack mind, he makes his living testing the performance of vacuum cleaners. He was a tooi-and- die-maker before coming to Canada in Mr. Jerabek, who sold vacuum cleaners door-to-door for 11 years in Toronto, has this to say about the vacuum cleaners families buy in stores: "They're such a rip-off, such a joke. From files in his basement office, he produced a department store catalogue advertising a super-deluxe model for capable of pumping 44-cubic feet of air a minute. "But 38 cubic feet a minute is needed before a machine will vacuum anything, even a feather. "To lift off sand, the worst abrasive of all for floors and carpets, 75-cubic feet a minute is needed." He said industrial canister-type vacuums, available for about are far and away the best buy. Most of these types pump 85-feet a minute. Like a good consumer crusader, he appears to be incorruptible. He refused to endorse an alkaline battery product after exposing the short life of some batteries on a television show. He has turned down an offer to work with the Consumers Association of Canada because he's not impressed with its work. He said he's had squabbles with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for which he works without pay as a consult- ant. A section of the CSA vacuum cleaner and floor polisher code discriminates against a well-designed, efficient machine, he claims. Under the code, machines must be stamped with a mean value for power rating. But the maximum power input must be within 10-per-cent of the mean- value rating, and this restriction limited performance. In spite of his objections, the code has not been changed. One of his inventions, the Hurricane, is a high-powered vacuum used in cities around the world for clearing buses. Another, the bird-cage hoop, is a steel frame that sits in a vacuum's filter bag, increasing efficiency by jostling and cleaning the filter. Mr. Jerabek has other inventions in all, seven of which are still in produc- tion. In Canada, on the average, three per cent of patents produce financially successful products. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Rehabilitation centre helps former psychiatric patients "They soy that clothes make a man. But THAT accumulation broke Consumers okay older beef cuts By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) Older cuts of beef with a high fat content have been found highly acceptable among con- sumers in a study made through city retail outlets. Two nutritional specialists and an animal scientist from University of Alberta say the specialty beef, known as Kobe, ranked better than beef currently being retailed. The study, divided into three groups, involved Kobe- style cuts as a separate display in stores with question- naires for the purchaser. The questionnaire asked for comment on tenderness, flavor, over-all acceptability and fattiness relative to the usual beef provided consumers. The purchaser was asked whether he would purchase the specialty beef again. The meat used was surplus to Alberta beef raised for the Japanese market, which prefers older beef that is highly a high degree of fat. TABULATED REPLIES Sheila McFadyen and Michael Stiles of the school of household economics food and nutrition division and Roy Berg of the animal science department tabulated 370 replies. Some of the kobe beeX was sold for 10 cents a pound more than the price of regular beef but this "did not appear to affect its they said. Favorable characteristics included quality and tenderness and the amount of fat was ranked "about right." Feeder cows in Canada now generally are fed for a short period before being slaughtered for human con- sumption. Extended feeding has not been profitable for farmers and ranchers because of the decreasing ef- ficiency of feed conversion and the lack of "necessary youthfulness for Canada Grade A or B classification." "However, if a specialty market for finished cows were available; feeding for longer periods of time could become the researchers said. They said the meat that was apparently most accep- table to the consumers came from animals of an average age of 5.2 and 3.8 years. The results rave implications" for the current federal beef grading system in Canada which does not include such carcasses in the premium eating grades, they said. "The economics of producing this type of beef and the implications for the grading system warrant further investigation." By JOHN FITZGERALD MONTREAL (CP) Helen doesn't worry as much any more. The fears that used to creep into her subconscious at night still persist. But she has hope. Forward House, a rehabili- tation centre for former psy- chiatric patients, has helped to give it to her. Like others who have sought out or been referred to the house, Helen had a history of psychiatric treatment. Released from hospital, she was trying to make that great leap into the world of job and to achieve "social acceptance. And she was scared. The house gave her a place to live and provided her with vocational training and social programs designed to make her feel once again like a hu- man being. "Modern medicine can put you back on the road to re- covery after a breakdown but it can't provide the warmth, comfort or understanding needed to allay the fears that most people feel after being in said Ted Sparks, the program's executive di- rector. STARTED IN 1957 Launched in 1957 by six mental patients at Montreal's Douglas Hospital, the pro- gram was conceived with the idea of helping people to re- discover themselves and lift the psychological label of patient off their minds. "Let's face said Mr Sparks. "Unless a former patient has family or can sup- port himself independently, release from a mental hospi- tal can be an incredibly frightening experience. "Just after you think you have licked some of your per- sonal torment and are trying to rediscover something you have lost contact with, you are confronted with the idea of fitting into a society where, for all intents, you are unwel- come. "It means living on a wel- fare cheque, trying to find ac- commodation that will fit into a meagre budget and fighting off the fear of rejection when looking for a job. "You want to yell at the world to slow down, to let you catch up." Forward House offers tran- sitional housing, vocational rehabilitation, community drop-in centres and social programs to re-acquaint the individual with today's world. Since adequate housing is foremost on the list of prior- ities for a patient out of hospi- tal with no family, the house accommodates 40 persons a month in two residences. In addition, it reaches an ad- ditional 300 people monthly through its active job training and socialization programs. "What we are involved in really is relationship on a person's condition and needs here and said Mr. Sparks. "Sure, psychiatric history is important but what the person has to cope with is today." The emphasis away from long-term custodial hospital care for the mentally ill has given rise to an expanded need for the half-way house concept to augment more comprehen- sive outpatient treatment programs. "The need is said Mr. Sparks. "Last year, for example, we had more than 650 people involved in our programs, ranging in age from 16 to 60." MAKE OWN RULES For those who live at the centre's residences, rules and decisions are made by the group. "Maybe you could call it communal living of a sort but I tend to look at it as a means for each individual to work at his or her own level." Arguing against critics of the program, who see it as a re-affirmation of the patient's dependence, Mr. Sparks said: "What we try to do is estab- lish a rapport with the per- son, make him understand that he is not alone and maybe then he can take the big step on his own." Staffed with a largely non- professional group of coun- sellors and volunteers, the house originally offered five basic training programs which operated twice weekly. In addition, the house spon- sored remotivation sessions which offered evaluation, mu- tual support and clarification of some of the difficulties that the patients experienced. EMPLOYERS RELUCTANT "We tried initially to enlist support from the business community "to get firms to hire some of our people on a transitional basis, Mr. Sparks said. "But the results here have been the most dis- appointing of the entire pro- gram. "People just don't want to take a chance." The social program has been remarkably successful. Seaborne LOS ANGELES (AP) Pearl Lee wanted to spend her 24th birthday where she was born For most people that's not too difficult, but Miss Lee of New York City had to buy a ticket for a 100-day cruise on the S.S Oriental She was born aboard the ship on the open sea between China and Honolulu on Aug. 14, 1949 The vessel was then called the S S. President, Wilson Cheap travel VANCOUVER (CP) The shortage of gasoline doesn't worry Evie Atkinson who scoots around this city on a bicycle powered by a 0.7- horsepower motor. The tiny gas tank takes only 12 cents to fill, which is good for 35 miles of travelling. Over-all, Evie reports, her little scoooter returns 173 miles to the gallon. Through a core of "Hub the house has in- volved people in parties, dances, visits to places of in- terest, camping trips and dis- cussions. Some members have involved themselves in volunteer work. "We've even had a mar- riage in the said Mr. Sparks. So far the program has been able to remain solvent through Local Initiative Pro- gram grants, some provincial government assistance and donations from individuals. But expansion is another question. "Because of lack of funds, we have had to cut down on the number of counsellors and close down a French-speaking centre in the east end of the city. The need was there. There just wasn't enough money to keep it going." Calendar The regular meeting of Dominion Rebekah Lodge will be held at 8 p m Thursday in the Odd Fellows Hall. In- stallation of officers will take place A good turn-out is re- quested Visitors are welcome. Wednesday evening prayers and testimony meeting will be held at 7-30 p m. in Christian Science Church, 1203 4 Ave S. Everyone welcome. ARE YOU TIRED OF PAYING TOO MUCH? SHOP AT The Clothes Cache 309 5th South Where the Prices are Always Right Top Quality New Used Clothing i i nit in ifcn n i ;