The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBRIOOE HERALD Saturday, January 19, 1974 rlhc Herald-------------------------- Family Calendars The Anne Campbell Singers will practise at 5 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall in preparation for their Sacred Concert to be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in Southminster Sanc- tuary. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans, Lethbridge Unit, will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the club rooms. Elections for the 1974 executive will be held. Members are reminded that 1974 dues are payable. The annual meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital will be held Monday in the hospital lounge. Dessert will be served at p.m., with the business meeting at 2 p.m. Annual reports will be presented and officers for 1974 installed. St. Michael's Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its annual dinner meeting at p.m. Monday in the former nurses' residence. Prospec- tive members are welcome. Please remember to bring flower vases to this meeting. Southminster square dance learners' group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. Women are asked to br- ing a box lunch. The Past Matrons of Laurel Chapter No. 43, OES, will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Pemmican club rooms. All past matrons are welcome. The Kiwanis Club of Green Acres, Lethbridge, will meet at p.m. Monday at AN AF Hall. Members are urged to bring a guest. The program will be a series of short addresses, mainly to the guests, by each committee chairman outlining his duties. The Baha'i Community of Lethbridge will hold a har- mony happening from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 610 12th St. C N. to commemorate World Religion Day. Friends and guests are reminded to bring a reading or some information concerning various faiths. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch. Oddfellows, Rebekahs and friends are reminded of the card party at p.m. Tues- day in the Oddfellows Hall. The music and art depart- ment of the Ma thesis Club will meet at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Edith Ross, 1903 13th Ave. S. The Margaret Hartley Club will meet at p.m. Tues- day at 2206 19th Ave. S. Want to Restore the Beauty to your RUGS? Then RENT the BISSELL ELECTRO FOAM RUG SHAMPOOER For only >95 perday Rug Shampoo and Complete Instruc- tion Booklet also available at... 1221 2nd Ave. South Phone 329-0017 One meeting is worth a thousand resolutions It's that time of year again. The new year, when once more, you'll probably promise yourself to IOM weight. This year 1974 we want to help ydu keep that promise. Come to a Weight Watchers class. It's the first step towards realizing your dream. And a very pleasant step, too. Wherever you live, a Weight clou near you. For Information Call ZE-06124 (toll free) LETHBRIDGE St. AuguttiM't Anglican Church 11 Street and 4 Ammue S. 1 p.m. end p.m. CAROSTON United Church WMlMDMlMf 1? p.fll. TABER Civic Ctnfrt PINCHER CREEK Town Hall Monday, p.m. FRANK Community Hall wadnaaaaya, p.m. Special Rates: Students, Senior Citizens Over 90 Please Bring Acceptable Proof WEIGHT Goes to USSR Mrs. Herbert Reiprich of Toronto, has decided to take her 17-year-old paraplegic son to Leningrad in the Soviet Union for treatment after being told by Canadian doctors that nothing can be done. Edgar Reiprich has been paralysed from the chest down since July 4, 1971, when he was involved in a motorcycle accident. After 16 months of correspondence through the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, the Reiprich family was notified last month that the Polenov Neurosurgical Institute would examine and if necessary operate on her son. Bridesmaids and ushers lead funeral procession PINCONNING, Mich. (AP) Alicia Rodriguez has been buried in her wedding gown and veil in a funeral that was patterned after the marriage ceremony she never had. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S Cards for 1.OO or 3S6 Each Three 7 Number Qamea JACKPOT Fm BMMt mi Fm Carfe DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay money Miss Rodriguez, 19, was kill- ed recently in an auto accident as she was on her way to church for a rehearsal of her wedding, scheduled for the next day. Her fiance, Juan Gonzales, shot and killed himself two days later after learning of her death. Miss Rodriguez's coffin was carried into St. Michael's Roman Catholic church by the six men who were to be her ushers, and the coffin was preceded in and out of the church by the 20 bridesmaids. Ushers and bridesmaids wore the clothes they had planned to wear at the wedding. HIGH WINNINGS Professional golfer Carol Mann won more than during the 1969 season. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! 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But Mr. Justice Ormrod took a different view. "If a man is reduced to that level of behavior he is in a pretty poor state .and the marriage is in a pretty poor he said in court Tuesday. Judge Ormrod gave Josephine a divorce on the grounds of her husband's un- reasonable behavior. N.Y. RACING There are seven harness racing tracks in New York State WeeWhimsv i John David be sent the original art for Nt quou. Send your child's quotation to paper. ANNOUNCEMENT Dick Johnson Mr. Tom Seines, sales manager of "ASTRO REALTY LTD." is pleased to announce that Dick was salesman of the month for December, 1973. ALSO Tom is very happy to announce Dick was "ASTRO REALITY LTD.'S" salesman of the year for 1973 with a total volume of For any of your Real Estate needs, why not give Dick a Call at 327-0339. "ASTRO" The Friendly Real Estate People Family histories help detect harmful genes By KATHERINE KENNEDY EDMONTON (CP) Extensive family histories should be kept to help people determine their .chances of having defec- tive children, says Dr. Ramesh Bhambhani, a genetic counsellor at the University of Alberta. "There's not a single individual free of harmful he said in an interview. The average person has three to five genes which, given proper conditions, may result in a retarded or diseased child. "Statistically, at least five per cent of all live births are victims of one major genetic disorder or another." However, 60 to 70 conditions can be detected biochemically in the parents and genetic counsellors can tell them the percentage risk they face of a recurring affUction, said Dr. Bhambhani. "Beyond this, counsellors can present the which include therapeutic abortion, adoption and arti- ficial insemination." Recent developments have given geneticists more to work with, he said. Techniques have been perfected to iden- tify certain kinds of genetic deficiencies and liberalization of social attitudes has enabled people to consider alternatives to bearing afflicted children. BACKGROUND NEEDED The first steps in genetic counselling are obtaining an accurate diagnosis of condi- tions present in the family, said Dr. Bhambhani. "Many disorders tend to look alike, but their patterns of inheritance are different. Unless an accurate diagnosis is obtained, erroneous advice may be given." There are many different types of genetic disorders, depending often on the environment and race of the individuals in- volved. Cystic fibrosis is relatively common in North America while Tay-Sachs disease, which affects infants and can result in mental retardation, is prevalent in the Jewish population, particularly among Ashkenazi Jews. Both of these are so-called recessive conditions and can be detected in the parents by a blood sample. "People have two doses pf each could be normal and one abnor- mal. In the case of recessive conditions a child must receive two doses of the abnor- mal from each be af- fected." CAN WARN PARENTS So the genetic counsellor can tell the parents, if they are both carriers of the ab- normal gene, that they have a 25-per-cent risk of having an afflicted child. Tay-Sachs disease is among a group that can also be detected by pre-natal tests, in- volving the extraction and analysis of cells from the fluid surrounding the fetus, said Dr. Bhambhani. "What many people don't realize is that they may not have the symptoms of a par- ticular disorder but can still carry the gene." Phenylketonuria is one such disorder, caused by excessive amino acid in the system. If it is detected early enough a child can be placed on a diet low in amino acid and can be free of symptoms. "But if people aren't aware they are carriers, and their child isn't treated ac- cordingly, he can suffer severe mental retardation and early death." Genetic conditions include diabetes, in which the pancreas produces insufficient insulin, and mongolism, believed caused by the inheritance of one too many chromosomes. In many genetic disorders only one dose of an abnormal gene is necessary for a child to be affected. Others can only be passed from mother to son or father to daughter. Hemophilia, where blood fails to clot, and red-green color blindness are among these. "Genetic counselling is not without problems" since some aspects involve-the moral and legal questions of abortion, adoption and artificial said Dr. Bhambhani. "These issues must be discussed geneticists will have to start taking lay people into their confidence." Abortion trauma similar BALTIMORE (AP) Women who have had abor- tions show no greater depres- sion or emotional stress than women who carry their babies to birth, a Johns Hopkins Hospital study says. Medical authorities say the report can puncture the wide- spread belief that women hav- ing abortions are more prone to psychological trauma than those delivering healthy babies. The Hopkins' study, publish- ed in the current issue of Family Planning Perspec- tives, found psychological results among both groups "startlingly similar." "Patients who obtained abortions or decided to con- tinue their 'pregnancies to term were no more alienated or lower in self-esteem either before or after hospi- the report says. "Indeed the findings suggest that we 'strained at a camel and swai- LIFELONG PENSION Millicent Barclay became eligible, through her British military father, to a military pension from birth to her mar- riage. 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