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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-30,Lethbridge, Alberta Care labels stop mistakes By KATHIE MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer How many times have you thrown a new sweater into the washing machine and have U come out barely big enough to fit a three - year - old? Or inmed a new party dress, without realizing that it wrinkles more with Ironing and end up sending it to the dry cleaners? Instances such as these could be eliminated if care lahiels and symbols w«re observed and followed According to a publication released by the federal departnjent of consumer and corporate affairs, manufacturers are using the five basic symbols in three colors in care - labelling more frequently than in past years. A sales clerk from a local clothing store says care symbols are attached to most garments coming in for spring, but every so often a pant suit will come in with no care labels at all Federal consumer cwsultant Sally Merchant said in a telephone interview, from EdmiHitiMi, that care - labelling with symbols is a voluntary program and manufacturers are not obliged to use them. “The only law is they must identify the fibre used in the garment,'' she says, "but if manufacturers use this type of labelling then they ate subject to law They must be licensed and only certain colors can be used." The symbols are a washtub for washing, a triangle for bleaching, a square for drying, a hand-iron for ironing or pressing and a circle for dry cleaning The colors used are the same as the traffic signal colors. Red meaning stop (prohibition, amber meaning caution (take care) and green meaning go (no special precautions nbeded.)    ' The symbols may also show additional information If 100 degrees is shown inside an amber washtub, this means the article is mjchine washable in water at 100 degree Fahrenheit, approximately lukewarm. Ray Benjamin, a local dry cleaner, says a lot of care • labels are misleading because the label does not apply to the whole garment. The government hopes to eliminate this problem. The publication says the care symbols apply to the whole textile product including all components such as trim, zippers, belts, buttons and linings. The symbols, however, do not describe the article's wearability or performance. They refer only to color fastness (running and staining) and dimensional stability (shrinking and stretching). \J WASHING A BLEACHING □ DnVIN<i a IRONING O DRY CLEANING This is what the symbols means BALDWIN PIANOS and ORGANS SPECIAL PRICES UNTIL FEBRUARY 2 In Catcbratlon of Siidwin» 1,000,000 PIANO MADE BERT! SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2649 South ParktM* Driva Phoit«327-011S Calendars PLEASE NOTE; All Club calendars, notices of meetings, and so on, which Include individuals’ names, mast Include a first name or two initials. Notices which do not meet these requhrements will not be published. _ The UCW of McKillop United Church will hold a ;eneral meeting tonight at 8 in le committee room S. Christian Science will hold a testimony meeting at 7:30 tonight in the church You’ll look more feminine... exclusive Cross Your Heart’ Bra styling tor youthful support and separation. You’ll feel more feminine... ■beautiful and daring sheer transparent cups I rimmed in beautiful lace.. .with cool sheer elastic back and sides for perfect around-the-body titand comfort. Lightweight adjustable stretch straps for greater comfort... no cutting, no binding... won't lose their $tretch. AvalMbI* in; •    Sheer Lace Cup* (white—style *146) *    Sheer Nylon Cups (white-siyle 1*148, beige-styie *6148) Cup Si7es-32-36A. 32-40B & 32-42C $6 50 32-42D    $7 50 PLAYTEX* 1^0 VISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT BRA Simpsons-Sears Üd. Horror stories of divorce told at NOW conference By MARSHA DUBROW NEW YORK (Reuter) -Women said they were beaten, jailed, committed to mental institutions, harassed by police and virtually forc^ into prostitution by their husbands who divorced them and abandoned them and their childrM to starve. The women spoke during Divorcees Anonymous, the New York state conference of the National Organization of Women (N.G.W.) on nurriage and divorce. They also told of lawyers and psychiatrists who demanded fees in advance or abandoned their cases in midstream. The audience of about 300 women and a few men occasionally wiped away tears as they listened to what a panel of legislators, judges, psychiatrists and lawyers termed “horror stories” similar to ones they deal with every day. One of the women, whose husband had her committed to a state mental hospital for allegedly burning down their house and then had her jailed when she tried to see their children, slumped into the arms of supportive women after her testimony. The harassm.ent continues although three psychiatrists have Judged her fit, she said HELD IN CELLS Two women told of being held for many hours in detention cells after becoming overwrought in family court, without being told of any charges against them and without being allowed to con-suit a lawyer. Up to 150 women stood to acknowledge similar experiences in divorce and child custody proceedings. The panel of experts had few suggesti<»is for people in such cases. Judge Nannette Dembitz of the New York State family court noted that the court has what is termed a rapid -intervention service for psychiatric and legal assistance to avoid such detention. Lawyer Mathilda Cuneo said anyone who feels her lawyer has acted irresponsibi-ly or unethically should write a well - documented letter of complaint to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which would “militantly investigate” the accusation and possibly get the lawyer suspended or disbarred. However, one woman suggested taking the law into her own hands as she did when she picketed in front of the Wall Street law office of her divorced husband, who had petitioned to reduce her alimony. He himself is a member of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, she said One woman said her husband locked her out of their luxury apartment, beat her. withdrew all money from their joint bank accounts and dissolved the business she was an officer in and had helped him build, she said. Police refused to Intervene, telling her they did not interfere in family matters. After this continued for six months, a state Supreme Court judge asked them to seek a reconciliation. “As a result of a N.O.W. demonstration, the judge disqualified himself and I got a truly humane woman judge who settled the matter in five minuted,” she said. Nonetheless, her estranged hnsband had not paid any alimony or child support since he locked her out a year ago. Representative Bella Abzug (Dem. N.Y.), one of the keynote speakers, announced she had introduced a bill which would extend social security to divorced women — to which they now are entitled only if married for 20 years before their divorce. “One of the most pathetic sights in our culture is the older wOman who has spent a lifetime caring for husband and children, submerging her own needs and talents, only to be cast aside for a younger and less work • worn woman,’' she said. “The law sees her OTly as an ^pendage of her husband. often she is denied her marital and constitutional rights." Mrs. Abzug said she regards alim<my as severance pay to which women and men nave a right.” Another woman said she had had to take up prostitution when she could not find part -time jobs to support her two ailing children while their father, who had run off to California, was earning $30,000 as a professor. Most of the experts stressed the need for women to be economically independent whether or not they choose to marry. Only then can a woman be “innerly independent and externally independent,” author Marya Mannes said. Some of the lawyers and legislators at the conference called for various types of Insurance, including one which would provide temporary funds for rehabilitation to help women learn skills, pay lawyers’ retainer fees or get psychiatric help.    ' Canadian doctor develops blood test for allergies By PETER MICHAELSON 0TTA.WA (CP) - A blood test for allergy reactions, developed by a 36-year-old auditorium, 1203 4th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. « * « Friends of Minnie Moffat are cordially invited to a tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the lower hall of First United Church, to celebrate her 90th birthday. No gifts, by request. « « * The Lethbridge Chapter of the Sweet Adelines meets every Wednesday evening at 420 12th St. S. in the church basement from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Women interested, in singing and good fellowship are invited to attend. Canadian Immunologist, makes it possible for doctors to discover what drugs may be harmful to patients. Drug allergy detection was largely a guessing game before the test was developed by Dr. Leviis Perelmutter in federal health protection branch laboratories here in 1971. It is called the rat-mast-cell test and is coming into fairly wide use in Canada and the United States. A skin test for hay fever and asthma has existed for some time but it is hazardous for detecting drug allergies because the offending drug has to be administered to the patient. With the new test, a sample of a patient’s blood can be mixed with the suspected drug and rat cells, which are more readily available than the cells of most other animals. The cells’ reaction determines the diagnosis. Dr Perelmutter, a McGill University graduate who started his research in 1968 when he learned of preliminary blood-test research in Israel, said the test might be most valuable for patients who have received several drugs. Often hospital patients are given up to a dozen different drugs. Adverse reactions oc-■cur about 30 per cent of the time and the test can pinpoint the offending drug or drugs within a year of the reaction. Doctors might become “a bit more selective” in their use of drugs when they see evidence of dangerous side-effects, said Dr Perelmutter. Mark 50th anniversary Long-time residents of Barons area, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kulpas, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and program for family and friends. They were married In Lethbridge and have resided in Barons since 1905. In attendance at the celebrations which were held In the Barons Community Centre, were guests from Vancouver, Calgary, Lethbridge and Barons. Congratulations were received from Vancouver, Ottawa and Montana from those unable to be present.    ^ AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSE HALL-1234 3 Ave. North $ Card*—*1 Ctrdi Monty DOU B L ED WMklv jMkDOt — Prliw — Frw Card« Soonsorad by THE MOOSE LODGE    i No Chltdr*n Und«r 1« Allomd to Play—Evwybody WBlcom* NEW — BINGO — NEW ILOYAL ORDER OP MOOSE —1234 - 3rd Ave. N. WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. - 24 GAMES nteultr JaekpM — Numlw aiKl C«*h ln«r*iw* wMkljr Thli WHft JMkpot tIM In S1 numton 10lh Qam* I2S — T Numbar OaiiMt S Cardt for $1 — $1 card pay* DouM* — Door Prli* No One Urder 76 Years AWoivei to PIsy «r Smipsons-Seert you get tlw ftMM gueraniH ■—■liicilow or w and dre* dMvery Op«n daily from 9 30 a m to S 30 p m Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m to 9 00 p m Centre ViMaqe Man — Tetephone 32ft-923l Giving up threat to survival YELLOWKNIFE (CP) -The main threat to survival m the cold is the overwhelming compulsion to give up, a seminar on survival was told by Mace Coffey, a defence research board scientist. Mr Coffey, 55, has interviewed 20 or 30 air crash survivors and carried out experiments on survival during the 1950s by living aloné in the Barrens "In the cold there is a constant tendency to do nothing.” he said. But instead of giving up, people should use their energy to keep warm by doing something vigorous Because the body takes heat from the hands and feet first m an effort to keep the digestive anrl genital areas warm, hand ahd toe-flexing, walking and running will restore circulation, he said "If none of these work, enter the sleeping bag, close it tight at the neck and do 200 knee hends flexing the toes " The most important area to watch is the face, which gives off the most heat. Instead of eating snow thirsty crash victims should put it in a plastic bag and place it on their warm stomach to melt, avoiding lowering the body temperature V ingesting the cold stiow. Here are Super January Fabric Savingsl Plain English Fortrel 60” wid*. Reg. 4.98 yard. Special ....... 069 yardlSI Limited Quantity of FABRICS Clearing at 50% OFF DRAPERY ENDS Special 49 ind «P 1 Countess Buttons Voureholca par card 10* Balance of Materials in the Store 20% OFF BAKER’S FABRIC CENTRE Centra Villagt Mall Phona 328-4536 Open Thursday and Friday til 9 p.m. \j\s ‘ sj' ;