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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THI ItTHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, J'jly 17, 1971 For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Editor a scratchy throat? Sniffling? feel like you're coming down with a cold. If so, you can likely blame it on the an- condi- tioning where you work, or shop or even in your own SUFFERING from 5 ike ou're Air conditioners are a boon to anyone in hot tem- butTnot handled properly they can create cause, not only a cold, but pneumonia. One physician said he recalls the initial attempts to use air conditioning in passenger trams on the a blew the air over ice and the temperature could range around a chilly 60 degrees When the train stopped at a pnune town nonrliirtnr steeped out into a broiling 100 degrees. tock into he train, and back out at another town at 100 leg ees Ind a wave of pneumonia cases coughed its way through the praine conductors. It seems another such seige is hitting the dty. Several cases of pneumonia have been hospitalized and many more sore throats are being treated. Several city air conditioning and refrigeration agencTes commented on the use of air conditioners when contacted Friday about the problem. All were in agreement that if the air conditioner were at too a temperature, a person could get a install the units not to go much over an eight-degree difference but they don't listen to us. Snm? tvnes adjust themselves according to the temperatureyPoutside and central heating units adjust set their thermostat at its coldest npeans that if the temperature outside is 90 degrees then the inside temperature should be no lower than 75. -The warmer it Is outside, the warmer it should Spe'rs who stay in a W for an hour and venture out into 85 to- 90 degrees of heat are risking physical and immediate danger. Perhaps a store may not even require air condi- tioning One supermarket manager who has his staff s health at heart, them that the low tempera- tures were verboten in the store. An Section of the building during the year had revealed that the freezer compartments of the store nearly kept the building cool enough without the addi- ore to shop in, but you don't gasp for breath when you step outside. If you are in a store and the air is very chilly, for the benefit of you and the staff, suggest to the administration or managers that it is too cool and in too much contrast with the outside temperature. If the reaction is unfavorable or of disinterest, you know where not to shop. Your health is worth far more. __ STRETCH STITCHES SWISS MADE GET THE FACTS 18 years ago EINA created Stretch Stitches. Now competitors are getting excited riTT Our 1956 (15 years rAll: old) SUPERMATIC can do more than our com- petitors' 1971 models. miff The EtNA SUPER- rAvU MATIC is rated the world's most versatile sewing machine. DON'T BUY UNTIL YOU TRY For free demonstration contact SEWING CENTRE 408 5th Street South Phonn 377-8877 or 327-8818 s. laughing to- gether at your old baby photos. PUBLIC BINGO JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. Community Summer Program Youth Department SPONSORING A CHARM COURSE FOR GIRLS At The Yates Centre For week of July 26 commtnolng at p.m. FEATURING HINTS ON MAKE-UP HAIR STYLES AND CARE FACIALS AND MANICURES All Glrli at the Yatti July J6. To horse, of course! Little VD increase shown in southern area in clinic By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Staft Writer "Contrary to current opinion, neither of Ihe diseases, gonor- rhta or syphilis, the commonest of venereal diseases with which we deal, have shown an in- crease in incidence in our area." So states the 1970 statistical statement prepared by Mrs. Madeline L. Larson, clinic su- pervisor of the Provincial Clinic, Division of Social Hygiene in Lethbridge. Commonly known as the "VT> anyone who suspects that they have contracted a ven- ereal disease and are not able to contact a physician, may re- port to the clinic at Room 102, basement of the Lethbridge Mu- nicipal Hospital. According to Mrs. Larson, pa- tienls diagnosed and treated by the clinic are brought to the clinic on referral from a doc- tor or, the person may volun- tarily admit himself to the clinic. Staffed by three main people, Dr. R. Bainbprough in a con- sultive capacity, Mrs. Larson, and a stenographer, the clinic is responsible for the diagnos- tic inquiries into each indivi- dual, the treatment of each con- firmed case, and the ensuing inquiry into the background of each case. The Lethbridge clinic is re- sponsible for epidemiological in- vestigations (checking into tho source of the particular infec- tion) for all of Southern Alber- ta, including Medicine Hat. "Confidentiality is one of the most important matter's in tho according to Mrs. Lar- son. Matters arc kept so strictly in confidence, that a young per- son's parents arc not notified "I the visit or of subsequent treat-1 ment, says Mrs. Larson. However, she says, if the per- son should so desire, the clinic will inform the or call the parents in to discuss the matter, and will help with the discussion. "There arc some states in the United States which have a law that says the clinic must in- form Mrs. Larson says, "but so far, no such law has been passed in Alberta." The Lclhbridge Clinic was or- iginally situated in the old Gait Hospital under the supervi- sion of a Dr. Roy. When Mrs. Larson took over ns supervisor of the clinic in 1949, it had moved to the Masonic Hall building in downtown Leth- bridge. In I95R, the clinic was moved to its present location in the Municipal Hospital. Tho division of social hygiene is now a part of the newly- combined Alberta department of health and social development under Raymond Speaker, min- ister, and thus is an integral part of the medical program in Alberta. Statistics in the report reveal- ed: there were 112 confirmed and 59 unconfirmed cases of gonorrhea in southern Alberta in 1970; Syphilis cases diagnosed and treated included secondary two, congenital- one, and latent eight. There were no early infectious cases diagnosed and treated. Total pa'jent visits for the year were given as follows: 1968-511, 1969-560, and 1970- 556; There were 146 new admis- sions to the clinic in 1970. Epidemiological investigation included a total of 211 alleged sources and contacts. Of this total, 46 were in Lethbridge, on a temporary or permanent ba- sis, 87 were in the area cover- ed by the service given from the Provincial Clinic, 26 were outside the clinic's area, and 52 were unidentified or unlocated in Lethbridge and vicinity. Other cases of suspected or diagnosed venereal disease treated by private physicians are reported directly to the so- cial hygiene division in Edmon- ton, so the Lethbridge clinic has no figures for these. The most up-to-date figures for all of Alberta were for the vear, 1969, and for both syphilis and gonorrhea, there was an in- crease. Gonorrhea increase? from 244.4 per popula- tion in 1968 to 254.3 per population in 1969. These fi gures had risen from a low ol 192.9 per population in 1959. Syphilis in 1969 was at a rate of 8.5 per population which was an increase over 7.7 per population in 1968. The 1959 figure for syphilis was 18.1 per population. By ALBI CALMAN Staff Writer By the end of the Leth- bridge Community College horsemanship course I no longer ached for a whole day after an evening of riding. The first few minutes off the horse left me a little numb and bow-legged, but miracu- lously enough, there was no pain. I must admit that even at the best of times, I wasn't the picture of effortless grace astride my mount. When you consider, however, the times I've been accused of a singu- lar lack of grace while walk- ing, my style on a horse is understandable. I did learn to ride, though, a secret ambition since child- hood. I was able to put a bridle on (although not al- ways strap a saddle on and put them away properly, with all the straps intact. I now know Wat the funny little marks on the inside of the horse's legs are called chestnuts and where to find the withers and fetlocks. I know the elements involved in posting, even though my skill leaves something to be de- sired. Probably the greatest thrill of riding for me, is gallop- ping. There is nothing to com- pare to the exhilaration of feehng oJ oneness with your horse, almost being able to plan your own movements to coincide with your horse's. By the end of tine two-week ses- sion, I was pestering Judi, my fellow-equestrian, to en- roll in the second hah" of the course with me. Learn Hairdressing MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES TERMS WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION OVER METROPOLITAN STORE 326A 8th Ave. W., Calgary Oh yes, on the last night, our instructor, Dee Olsen, In- formed me that Blaze was definitely not a mare and therefore not deserving of the "that's my sweet girl." That could be a handy thing to know. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT 6th Ave. Aand 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 cards for 1.00 or 25 Each Twelve 7 Number Garnet JACKPOT Fret Games and Tree Card DOOR PRIZf Children under 16 not allowed HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household EffeeH CAU 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVIC! OR LEAVi AT 412 1st AVE. S. CASH BINGO HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY 8 O'CLOCK A Blackout Bingo ployad for till won every Saturday plus 2 7-Number Jockpoi. JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for 51-00 or 25c each (located Next to No. 1 Fireball) ___ PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEAN 2634 SOUTH PARKSIDE DRIVE SUMMER HOURS EFFECTIVE TILL SEPT. 19 LAUNDRY SECTION 800 A.M. TO P.M. EVERY DAY 12 INGLIS WASHERS 6 INGLIS DRYERS DRY CLEAN SECTION A.M. TO P.M. EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD SHOP ATTENDED DURING DRY CLEANING HOURS Phone 327-0811 Have you had your Portraits Done Yet? CATHY SVt and ANGELA 254 yean Daughttra of MRS. FRANK FIETCHF.R FAIRVIEW, AlBERTA LOCATED JUST ACROSS FROM THE CPR DEPOT PHONE 327-2658 ;