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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta OTTAWA Gonorrhea infections climbed close to an all- time high in Canada last the federal health department reported Fridav The intection rate during 1973 was 205.2 cases for every 100.000 up 'substantially from 189.9 the previous year The rate was 209.3 for every in the last year of the Second World War and a time when venereal dis- ease was considered to be rampant. The department's annual report on venereal disease also reported a significant increase in the disease which maims and kills in its late stages. The number ot cases reported rose to 17 in every persons from 14 the pre- vious year. the true incidence is probably much greater as both diseases re- main vastly under- said the report. It noted that surveys con- ducted m the United States indicate that the number of persons treated for venereal disease actually is three to four times higher than the number reported The report says there uere reported cases ot gonorrhea during about more than in 1972. The total number of reported syphilis cases was 3 771 compared with the previous year. Syphilis had been thought to be under reasonable control but the report said the last two years show a decided increase in the number of cases. It found this discouraging treatment is both simple leads in gonorrhea infections and However syphilis deaths were down to 41 in compared with more than 400 a year in the early 1940s The gonorrhea has been climb- ing steadily since the late 1950s. The number of cases reported last year is double those reported six years ago. John W. director of the department's epidemiology said in an interview that the only way to stop the increase in venereal dis- ease is to avoid promiscuous sexual ac- tivity. don't think we are go- ing to see a tremendous change in these rates until there is more stability in life styles and approaches to sex The report says a vast upswing in holiday and business a more permissive attitude toward sex and new con- traceptives such as the birth control pill and intrauterine devices are reasons for the increase in venereal disease. Pills and devices used by females offer no protection against disease and may promote promiscuity by permitting more sexual said the report. The report also said that the 20 to 24 and 25 to 29 age groups were responsible for 34 per cent of all syphilis cases reported last year. Only 5.7 per cent were 15 to another 21.5 per cent were 30 to 39 and 21 6 per cent were 40 to 59. Persons 60 and older ac- counted for 10.6 per cent of the reported syphilis infec- tions. Almost twice as many males as females were reported as syphilis but the report said this probably is because the early signs of the disease in females often are hidden. t'he age statistics for gonorrhea are somewhat different. One-fifth of the victims of gonorrhea in 1973 were teen-agers. 15 to 19 years old. The 20-to-24 and 25-to- 29 age groups accounted for 53.7 per cent of the gonorrhea the 30-to- 39 group 13.3 per 40 to 59 about five per cent and the 60-and-older group 0.4 per cent. A provincial breakdown shows Ontario with the highest syphilis rate. The rate per in Ontario last year was 25.9 followed by Manitoba Sas- katchewan British Columbia Nova Scotia Alberta Quebec 8.7. Prince Edward Island 5 New Brunswick 4.1 and Newfoundland 1.4. But lor gonorrhea the figures are different. Alberta had the highest rate of 434.5 per followed by Saskatchewan B.C. Manitoba Ontario Nova Scotia 130.5. Newfoundland Quebec New Brunswick P.E.I. 50.9. All these figures are reported cases. The syphilis rate in the Yukon was 80 per and 13.3 in the Northwest Territories. For it was in the Yukon and 7.946.6 in the N.W.T. Dr. Davies said the high rates in the North might be attributed to better reporting of venereal dis- ease. He said most doctors and nurses in the North are health department employees. The report said there are still private physicians who treat but make no effort at contact investigation. It also said that 62 per cent of all venereal disease in Canada is reported from 25 major provincial capitals or cities of more than pop- ulation more than one-half of the VD cases are-reported from Vancouver and said the report. It recommended that ef- forts to control VD should be concentrated on information and other health measures which will reach and directly serve the suscep- young population group Dr Davies said young people should be taught about the possible conse- quences of their actions before leaving high school. Two big questions face judge in hotel drug raid inquiry ST. CATHARINES. Ont There are two major facing Judge John Pnngie as he presides over Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 6183rd Ave. S. Phone 323-5447 a royal commission investigating the controver- sial May 11 drug raid at the Landmark Hotel. was the raid on the Fort Erie hotel did the Niagara re- gional police act properly and were they justified in searching every hotel Judge the soft- spoken but astute former prosecutor from Ont could have his answers within two weeks when all the witnesses finish testifying at the inquiry here. The reasons for' the raid were given by policemen who testified during the first week of hearings More than 20 an- swered questions from com- mission counsel Burton Kellock and assistant counsel Paul Amey and 800 pages of transcript were compiled. Next the patrons searched in the raid will testify and then the judge will hear some expert on the drug trafficking problem in the Niagara Peninsula. He is expected to have a re- port on his findings for Solic- RONSEEGER AUCTION SALE CASH LUNCH SERVED Located 2 Miles 2 Miles West and 'A Mile North of ALBERTA August 9 1 P.M. SHARP M.F. model 180 tractor with dual live P.T O plus Allied No. 600 front end Ford model 8N tractor with new rear 3 pt. ect TRUCK CMC 950 with 327 V8 5 speed 2 speed 14' steel box hoist. Fold down stock racks and beet John Deere model 95 S.P. combine. Has done only 200 acres since motor overhauled. J.D. model 200A S.P. 12 ft. swather with pickup J.D. model 24T P.T.O. 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SALE CONDUCTED BY PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Box Phont 329-3101 Company License 071465 JOE PERLICH EDTOR8HER Lie. 010293 Lie. 012467 P.hf Phone 349-6452 LETHBRIDQE. ALBERTA ROW ALBERTA BOB BALOG TONY PERLICH Lie. 067454 LIC. Q10292 Phone Nixon watch on market NEW YORK In the grand tradition of the Mickey Mouse an American company is now adver- tising wristwatches with President Nixon's face and the motto Am Not a on them. The All American guarantees that the president's eyes shift back and forth 60 times a minute. The president made his comment am not a at a news conference in which he maintained his in- nocence in the Watergate political scandal. The watch costs itor-General George Kerr by the fall. Mr. Kerr ordered the inquiry last month after a public outcry over police methods in the raid. The testimony of the police indicated the raid was unsuc- cessful formed the opinion that we'd missed Con- stable Steven MacLeod testified earlier this week. He also heard one hotel em- whom police describ- ed as a suspected drug so far And Sgt. Harry head of the drug squad in the Fort Erie testified one person told you goofed You gotta be kid- Evidence was that at least one of the undercover agents who entered the bar to make observations prior to the raid was spotted. Other agents watched help- lessly as some of their prime suspects left before the raid commenced at minutes earlier than original- ly scheduled. During the more than 100 patrons were searched and 11 charges or four for possession of marijuana and the rest charged under the Liquor Control Act. Members of the intelligence who believed that some of the hotel patrons and staff might have been heroin users and could find no trace of heroin. THE LIQUOR LICENSING ACT 90 NOTICE OF HEARING OF LIQUOR APPLICATION The following notice is published in accordance with the pro- visions of The Liquor Licensing 1. The area comprising THE HAMLET OF bound- aries being all o' that area lying within Sections 10 to 22 to 27 and 34 to 36 inclusive. Township 5. Range also Sections 8. 17 to 20 and 29 to 32 Township Range 5 All West of the 4th has been designated as a local option area for the purposes of the above Act. 2. The Fourth day of September has been set as the date upon which the Board will consider applications for licenses 'under the above unless prior to that dale the Board has received a petition signed by 500 electors of the above described local option area or 10 per cent of the number of persons named on the latest lists of electors tor an election of a member or members to the Legislative Assembly from the area comprising Ihs local option whichever is the lesser requesting that the Lieutenant Governor In Council submit to a vote of the electors of the local option area a question In respect of the class of license applied for. Dated at this Seventeenth day of July 1974 A. D. ELLIOTT Chairman The Alberta Liquor Control Board NOTE Petitions requesting a plebiscite vote must be on the official petition forms which may be obtained from The Alberta Liquor Control Board. 12360- 142 T5J together with instructions for the suomission of a petition Will East troops move Sentenced Dr. Henry Morgentaler was sentenced to 18 months in at Montreal by Mr. Justice James K. Huggessen of the Court of the Queen's Bench. Dr. Morgentaler said he has performed to abortions to demonstrate his op- position to Canadian abortion laws. UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Kurt Wald- heim's decision to expand the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus has opened the way for a possible inclusion of East European troops. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp indicated in Ottawa Thursday that he would like to see other countries though he made it clear that he was not thinking of Warsaw pact countries. But Warsaw pact representation may well be what Soviet delegate Vasily Safronchuk had in mind Mon- day when he drew the Security Council's attention to the fact that the composition of the torce should be decided by the council. Safronchuk recalled that the Soviet Union had abstained on the provision dealing with the composition of the force when the council set it up in 1964 to keep the peace between the warring Greek-and Turkish- Cypriot communities. The Soviet delegate may have been laying the groundwork for a bid for War- saw pact representation when the mandate of the Cyprus force comes up for renewal in the council this December. The Soviets launched a suc- cessful demand for inclusion of an Iron Curtain country in the UN Middle East force when that operation began last fall. Poland was included in the force to share logistic duties with and UN sources say the partnership of Warsaw pact and NATO troops has worked out well. At the Cyprus force includes troops from Sweden and the United King- dom. In addition. Denmark and Sweden provide civilian police units. When it was set up in the force had an authorized strength of men. This dwindled over the years until total including both military and police was down to about men when President Makarios was'over- thrown. The fall of the Makarios re- and the subsequent in- vasion of the island by Turkish has thrown a tre- mendous workload on the de- pleted UN force. Along with its mandated job of keeping the Greek-and Turkish- Cypriot factions it now must supervise a shaky take care of strand- ed tourists and refugees and provide protection for villagers caught up in the fighting. Waldheim wants to expand the force to about men and he already has promises of including another 460 men from to bring strength up to just over The secretary-general can increase the force strength up to its original authoriza- tion without seeking security council permission but he must get council approval to go over that figure. Once he makes that he opens the way for a Soviet demand for revision of the composition of the force. Sears Serves You Right Announcing a Revolution in Shopping AREA SALES CENTRES Presenting our exciting new Area Centres. Here's what they mean to more personalized service You'll never have to run around for there will always be someone there to help you. No more tedious lining up for a straightforward purchase. No more having to glare at If you do need special advice or information about a specific our specialized sales people be able to devote more of their time to you. 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