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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ncnMiw JUiy amily friends can help food bill decreases The family food bill has taken a dip for the ac- cording to a Herald survey of 54 grocery items. Although 17 foods took a step up in and only eight went the remaining 29 helped stabilize the final total at Compared to the June food it represents a saving of Notable price differences were found this month in most pork from ready-to-eat ham which climbed 18 to going from per pound to 55 per and pork brown 'n up six cents from June prices. Roast leg of pork on the other took a 12-cent step down the escalating ladder of iood prices. Fresh vegetables also came down slightly from early summer with carrots selling six cents cheaper and iettuce down eight while celery went up six cents. New potatoes took the potato price from for a 15-pound bag last to SI 98 this month. Other food items checked showed cheese prices had risen four an eight- pound box of rice had gone up 28 cents and an eight-ounce tin ot tuna jumped up six cents. Levelling off increases was a 50-cent decrease in the price of halibut steaks. Most sundry including breakfast coffee and remained as has been usual for several months Flour prices held at for a 20-pound bag. while the cost of sugar went up another 10 cents. Ice cream and frozen orange juice showed an increase ol 10 and 6 cents respectively. Also showing increases were kleenex four and kitchen up two cents The Herald survey is done on a monthly basis. Depression more than attack of blues By CHARLES FOLEY London Observer LOS ANGELES Some 10 to 15 million it is suffer from depres- sion not a passing attack of which we may all experience from time to time but a long-lasting mental characterized by physical feelings of loss of and similar symptoms. It isn't a but it isn't any fun and doctors find it is becoming almost as ubiquitous as the common cold. And quite as resistant to instant cure as scientists make use of new technology to unlock the secrets of the immense- ly complex human some tentative answers are emerging to the problem of what depression is all about. What causes What makes it so prevalent How do some peo- ple manage to cope with personal troubles and when others slide into depressions which may last for Much current research into these questions is concentrated in at centres like the University of California's Brain Research In- and Stanford University Medical where scientists like Dr. David Hamburg are investigating the tangle of physiological and psychological factors involved in our depressions and agressive drives Dr. a professor of admits ruefully only beginning to un- derstand the links between these What does emerge from the mass of new ex- perimental evidence is that along with other more traumatic mental disorders such as appears to be more close- ly linked than had hitherto been realized to the actions of certain chemicals in the brain. All our emotions and behaviour are be- ing shown to have highly complex biochemical roots in the brain. Traditional psychiatry has long looked for the causes of mental disturbance in such things as a broken a threatening a grim social environment. These may be only a part and a lesser part of the story. Has many forms Doctors used to think of depression as having only one as Dr. H. Keith Brodie of Stanford University deeper research the more forms we depression comes in two one in which periods of apathy and gloom alternate with spells of almost excessive euphoria a kind of emotional and one which causes an individual to suffer only a series of extended Depression is not it afflicts people of the and of the most com- intelligence. One example is the novelist Virginia who all her life suffered from fits of crushing despair about her her her ability to yet she produced a dozen books of dazzling wit and and to most of her friends appeared as a woman of great vivacity and charm. She belong- ed in the psychiatrists' first the so- called Nor is depression always triggered by some painful such as the loss of a much-beloved person. Many women depression is twice as common among suffer attacks after the birth of a although the previous nine months have been filled with happy anticipation. Virginia Woolf's dark spells often came on with the completion of another book. A major hospital study found that 40 per cent of a group of patients treated for depression had not experienced any recent stress or personal while another 35 per cent had gone through some kind of personal trouble yet long before the depression struck. Of the remaining 25 per cent in this a bereavement or similar event had taken place within six months of the attack. these people had all faced tragedy earlier in their lives without grave depression. Perhaps these new troubles were simply the straws that broke the camels' Or was some undetected physical change in brain and body chemistry making them more California researchers are becoming more and more convinced that the answer may lie with the a class of chemical com- pounds found inside the brain which are involved in the transmission of nerve and linked to our emotional states. Recent experiments suggest that depression is related to low levels of these amines norepmephrine and to name two in the brain. What causes this amine shortage is it may be inherited weakness in'the system which regulates our amine level. In time of such as the loss of a near the system is asked by the brain to increase the level of amines to cope with the but if stress says Dr. Jack a Stanford brain the inherited weakness makes it difficult for your brain to produce large quan- tities of amines. so you may be vulnerable to In contrast to this increasingly popular theory is the orthodox Freudian view of depression as a species of protective a covering up of some childhood or the result of guilty feelings over one's inability to love someone as much as society dictates one should. In when you can't love but you must you hating leads to and guilt to self- hatred. one of the major differences between a normal grief and depression lies in the sorrowing person's view of himself. The depressed person feels he is to blame for and his self-esteem plunges down. Despite all the depression remains largely a medical mystery. For- it seems to lift in most cases in three to six although severe attacks can last longer. In the general practitioners and psychiatrists alike treat it with anti- depressant pills. These discovered in the late sometimes have side effects a weak and they may take a week or more of steady ingestion before becom- ing fully but they do seem to relieve the symptoms to some extent. As for the root of the time and affec- tion seem to be the only remedies give says a only family and friends can help the depressed person from sinking deeper into the quicksand of self- Since the sufferer has a low opinion of criticism of the type is worse than useless. Talk out feelings Dr Myrna a leading researcher into this common clinical disorder of helps like ven- tilation. When you talk out bad you can sometimes dispel Some other depression dispelling Ask people what they think of you. It's going to be better than you think. Although you want to run away and stay with people you like more. Tell them you're troubled If you're they may feel you are slighting them. If they know you are they won't be hurt. Since depression has a daily cycle after- noon may be your worst rearrange your schedule to be busiest at that time If you used to shop in the switch to afternoon Old adages often make good don't neglect yourself buy something start on the take up exercise. These things may do nothing in but they ward off the syndrome. SUMMER CLEARANCE GIRLS' SHORTS JACKETS Emerald anniversary Mr. and Mrs. William Webster of Mountain View will be honored on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary at an open house for relatives and friends from 3 to 8 August 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grant two miles west of Mountain View. No by request. watch soap operas. That's an awful name for these programs. I find them very true to She said an inner ear problem causes her oc- cassionally to lose her equilibrium and walk un- steadily. She said she is black and blue from bumping into things. The ailment may be the reason for rumors that she has a drinking problem. a.m. July 29th Exchanges accepted but I no refunds. Due to short- age of no phone orders please. ALBERTA Mamie still misses Ike Pa. Mamie Eisenhower says she still hasn't gotten used to the fact that her who died five years is gone. used to anger me when people would 'You're an army you must be used to Ike being Mrs. Eisenhower said in an inter- view with the Philadelphia In- quirer. never got used to him be- ing she said. was my husband. He was my whole .Mrs. Eisenhower has lived in semi-seclusion on her 190- acre farm here since her husband's death. The Eisenhowers took up residence on the farm in the year President Eisenhower suffered his first heart attack. Mrs. Eisenhower says she is comforted by visits to the Eis- enhower Library in Abilene. Kan. gives me a good feeling that Ike's at peace there in she said. in his old sur- rounded by old friends. There's a place for too. But I don't like to look at it or think about it She said she spends much of her afternoons reading and watching television. Sandra Baney will be sent the original srt lor he- Send your 10 this paper Herald Family Lynne Van Luven I dusted the telephone this week. You're probably thinking that is a harmless enough considering that frustrated housewives all over the continent are getting sozzled on gossiping about the neglecting their husbands and pampering their pets to death as far as I'm telephone-dusting marks the absolute nadir of my life to date. I've sunk about as low as a woman can go. It all began one month when I quit a perfectly respec- table job with the intention of having a summer of leisure. Family and friends predicted I'd come to no good. How right they I discovered all too soon. For the first week or life was bliss. I could sleep whenever I wanted and stay up as late as I liked. I wasn't beset by thoughts of my clearly I had no so I didn t have to be clever and efficient. So I degenerated into inefficiency and laziness I loafed in the sun and conducted a very scientific experiment to deter- mine whether it is possible to tan the soles ol one's feet appears it is I scanned magazines. I read seven books in nine days I tried a new recipe for meatloaf. I even went to somebody's house for a morning coffee klatsch But it was no good. I couldn't be a lady ot leisure The Protestant work ethic is not so easily ignored One in a fit of I defrosted the refrigerator. After a tew hours of hacking and steaming away at intricate ice formations. I had subdued the glacial contours of the freezing but my energies were just beginning to per- colate I cleaned re-arranged shelves and sorted out jumbl ed drawers. I was possessed by a demon who had sneaked my slothful took command and gave no respite. were cupboards were items lost for months in obvious places were floors were brought to a hign suitable for television commercials But the demon would not relent. Sneering at phrases such as 'Sit back and relax.' 'enjoy the summer.' he don't know why. I just think this demon was a he. Or are all demons male because ot Hades' discriminatory 'females need not apply' advertising tactics''i drove me to new excesses We weeded the garden meticulously the outdoors had become an extension of our housekeeping terrain. We raked the gravel around the garbage pails We took to hosing down the concrete on the patio t Then two days the hnal end It was the demon's day oft and I was fidgeting about the looking for new vistas to new tasks to give meaning to my life. Suddenly this arm reached out in front of to the arm was connected a hand in which there was a dust cloth The arm. hand and cloth began dusting the taking special care to get at the spaces under the little round dial holes. I realized the obsessed appendage was mine Migosh. and the demon wasn't even there to prod me That was when I knew I'd hit rock bottom. After a day of profound I was saved by my Fairy Godmother who breezed into booted the demon in the tail and took me firmly in hand Today I'm happy to report a new I'm a member ol Fussbudgets Anonymous to stamping out unwarranted and am investigating means of getting back to the grind. Leisure was killing me. Club corner notes The Kiwanis Club of Lethbndge will meet at noon Tuesday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Guest speaker will be U of L Prof. Roger Memtzer who will dis- cuss nutrition and physical litness Wedding Reports Marriage and Engagement Announcements In The Lethbridge Herald All wedding marriage and engage- ment announcements will now be published on a special page in The Herald's Saturday edition each week. Special requests for pub- lication on other specific days of the week will be given consideration. Wedding with or without will now be accepted in the following forms. Standard Wedding Report- using the information you provide on The Herald's standard wedding report at The REPORT ONLY 5 00 REPORT WITH 2 COLUMN PICTURE Extended Wedding If you wish information published which would be additional to that provided on The Herald's standard report this will be and the entire report will then be charged at per count line. Charge for a two column picture with this write-up would be DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION WILL BE 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE Phone Editor ;