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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 13, 1973 Guides gather The annual meeting of the Girl Guides of Canada will be held June 14 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., with a report to be pre- sented by the chief commis- sioner, Mrs. W. P. Gurd of To- ronto and two of her deputy commissioner. Topic to be discussed is how the principles of guiding af- fect the lives of girls every- where. Highlights will include a re- port on the 21st world confer- ence of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts which was held in Toronto last summer. It emphasized the need for flexibility in dealing with an ever-increasing world family of guiding. Also to be reviewed is the structural reorganization un- dertaken to bring decision- making closer to the girl and her leader, and reports on the year's inter-provincial camp- ing events. A conference for volunteer administrative personnel, Team Training '73, is current- ly being held at Charlottetown. More than 100 participants from all provinces, the Yukon and the NWT, will attend the training sessions. These are designed to assist key guiding commissioners in encouraging and administering guiding at the local level. Attending the annual meet- ing and team training from Alberta will be Mrs. H. Sny- der of Carastairs, Mrs. Lois Nelson of Calgary, Mrs. Joyce Gale of Medley. Mrs. G. Gem- mell of Edmonton and Mrs. W. K. Beatty of Red Deer. Leading the leaders Mary Wall, centre, recreational instructor at Lethbridge Community College, gives some pointers during a training session for leaders work- ing in the Community Summer Program, which is jointly sponsored by the City of Lethbridge, the LCC, YWCA and Allied Arts Council. No registra- tion is necessary for the program's playground-fun club activities for six to eight-year-olds. Registration for the nine to 12-year-olds' day camps, also for swimming instruction, will be accepted Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Gym 1 at the Civic Sports Centre. Intra-uterine device safety disputed SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 THE WEAL GIFT FOR DAD MEN'S SHOES that men choose New styles with polyure- fhane soles including black, tan, black and tan combin- ation, blue and white com- bination, brown and white com- ____________________bination. Exactly as Illustrated Blue and White Brown and White........ 26.95 Other at 25.95 SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. JOYCE EGGINTON Observer News Service NEW YORK In the dozen years that the intra-uterine device (IUD) has been a wide- ly prescribed contraceptive, there has been a "conspiracy of silence about the very real disastrous nature of the com- plications" which it can cause, a U.S. Army gynaecilogist, Dr. Russell J. Thomsen, said this week. In testimony before a con- gressional sub-committee gath- ering evidence to determine whether there are sufficient safeguards in the testing and manufacture of UIDs Dr. Thomsen stated IUD complica- tions include death, sterility, hemorrhage leading to anae- mia, unwanted pregnancy, massive infection, thousands of major surgical procedures, the potentially harmful use of x- rays to locate lUDs which had strayed into the peritoneal ca- vity, and ruptured tubal preg- nancies. He criticized family planning clinics "who find the IUD to be one of the easiest and cheap- est contraceptives to supply, but who do not have to deal with the complications which can arise later." Another gynaecologist, Dr. Q! The flowers that bloom in the spring, Ira la, sing of the happiest things! Welcome. Thankyou. You make me cheerful. What a wonderful day! June 11 to 16 is "pick a posy So tune in on the happy talk. Get someone a single enchanted rose. An impudent nosegay. A shout-for-joy bushel of blooms! Or why not pick a posy... just for yourself? Oh, and don't forget FATHtR'S DAY JUNE 17. See "four Florist Today John G. Madry, of Melbourne, Florida, told the committee that he had ceased prescribing lUDs in 1969, when he had become concerned about their safety. Since then he had removed many of the devices from pa- tients complaining of pain and discomfort. Among the bizarre complications described to the committee was the disintegra- tion of an IUD, causing brittle fragments to become embed- bed in the uterus. More than three million wo- men in the United Stees and 10 million women elsewhere in the world have been fitted with lUDs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The devices are all essentially of the same design, the most widely used being the Dalkon shield, the Lippes loop and the double coil. Another IUD which has been on the market since 1938, the Majzlin spring, was banned by U.S. governmental authority only last week. was a lousy, dangerous device, but the Food and Drug Administra- tion had no authority to act earlier because it was not clas- sified as a stated Mr. Gilbert Goldhammer, consult- ant to the Congressional sub- committee which has instigat- ed the current hearings. On the lack of safeguards, Dr. Thomsen complained: "I could take a paper clip, bend it to insert in a woman's uterus and be completely within the law, and any complications would not be my responsibi- lity." The most common com- plication from lUDs, he said, is excessive menstrual cramp and bleeding; the most devas- tating is a ruptured tubal preg- nancy where hemorrhage is so violent that "it can fje disastrous in minutes." Of the pregnancies which occur with an IUD in place, Dr. Thomsen stated that 40 to 60 per cent of these women miscarry within the first 12 weeks, frequently needing some surgical procedure or blood and one in 25 IUD pregnancies is a poten- tially fatal tubal pregnancy- compared with a rate of only one in 300 tubal pregnancies for non-users of lUDs. (The generally accepted pregnancy rate for IUD users is three out of every 100 women in the first year of use, decreasing to one per cent in the sixth Throughout the world the use of lUDs hc.s rapidly increased since 1965. In Western coun- tries this increase coincides the growing concern over the possible long term haz- ards of oral contraception. Executive named by rehab society WeeWhimsv t.l chad Mackey receives tha original art for Whirmy Sfnd youn to Ihti The rehabilitation Society of Lethbridge recently held an annual meeting at which Tom Chapman was named president Of the board of directors. Other nominations to the board for the coming term of office include R. Snowden, past president; J. A. Jarvie, honorary president, B. Mar- quardson, first vice presi- dent; R. Blacker, second vice-pres- ident; F. M. Douglas, treasur- er, and R. Cook, recording sec- retary. Members of the board are D. Wheeler, J. Duncan, S. Peszat, Sirs. B. Hamilton, Mrs. Z. Sitrling, Joe Montgomery; and H. Cooper, all of Lethbridge; R. Evanson of Taber, D. Dunn of Vauxhall, Mrs. G. Worth of Cardston, Mrs. M. Thielen of Milk River; P. Lipinski of Lethbridge, representing the Downt own Kiwanis and Don Dalkey rep- resenting the East End Rotary. Outgoing board members are S. Semach, Mrs. F. Gardner, D. Clark, William Larson, B. Sanford, R. Baird, H. Shields and Mrs. M. Jones. During the meeting, the president gave a report on the accomplishments of the so- ciety over the past year and extended appreciation for the work done by outgoing board members. Director Dave Stockman pre- sented a report on interagency co-operation and the work nec- essary to keep pace with the J, n and Of town Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Farris of 1217 17 St. S., were re- cently honored with a recep- tion for family and friends on the occasion of their 60th wed- ding anniversary. In attendance were their three sons, Ronald of Leth- bridge; Leslie and his wife Peggy of Gait, Ont, and Eric and his wife Jean of Vancouver, B.C., as well as their six grand- children. Mrs. Marjorie Cook, Mrs. Phyllis Maynard, Mrs. Myrtle Morris and Mrs. Mabel Palmer assisted with tea arrangements during the afternoon event. Mr. and Mrs. Farris were married in Hamilton, Ont., and moved to Lethbridgo following a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls. They received many congrat- ulatory telegrams, flowers and cards, including messages from Her Majesty the Queen, Prime Minister Trudeau, Robert Stan- field, leader of the opposition; John Diefenbaker, Premier Peter Lougheed and Lietuenant- Govemor Grant MacEwan. needs of the disabled today and in the future. It was noted that had been received by the society from the provincial govern- ment as an operational grant. the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON riNE hundred Ontario stu- v dents were recently asked to become guinea pigs for a mysterious miracle fi- bre. The students were each given an unlabelled sweater and asked to wear it every day for three weeks and to machine wash and machine dry it as often as possible, to prove the fibre would not shrink or matt. The mystery fibre? .Wool! It is specially processed' wool, however, and carries the brand name Superwash. The in-use test was used to dramatize the hard-to-be- lieve fact that wool can be machine washed and ma- chine dried yet still retain a fresh, new appearance. When Superwash wool sweaters were introduced into England, nine million were sold during the first three months. Superwash wool sweaters and shirts are already avail- able in some stores back east, and are expected to be in plentiful supply right across Canada by fall. A I am told it is now possible for cuddlies like myself to feel a full eight-tenths (of if you want to get picky, four- fifths) less guilty when we succumb to temptation at the Dairy Queen and attack a luscious, thick strawberry milkshake or yummy banana split. Word has reached me that this thoughtful goody store has reduced the amount of butter fat in its ice-cream fixin's from 10 per cent to a skinny-making two per cent. It's nice to hear good news about calories for a change. Now I can enjoy a fiesta sundae without feeling I've cornered the market on sin! W ft Lately we have been bom- bar; id with a flood of con- flicting statements regard- ing radiation from micro- wave ovens. It sterns timely, therefore, to present these few microwave facts issued by Westinghouse: In simple terms, cooking in a microwave oven takes place because the molecules in food react to the micro- wave like a compass needle reacts to a magnet. If you put a magnet to one point on the compass, the needle will be drawn to it. Micro- waves apparently have the same effect in food mole- cules. The big differences between microwave energy and x-ray or gamma rays is that micro- waves cause beat with no chemical changes while gamma and x-rays cause chemical changes with little or no accompanying rise in temperature. It is also worth noting that the medical profession is using microwave enwgy these days, as a kind of in- ternal heat lamp, to generate warmth inside the body. Radiation pioneer Dr. James Van Allen, bead of the plysics and astronomy de- partment at the University of Iowa, has summarized micro- wave oven usage by saying: "my judgment of its hazard is about the same as the likelihood of getting a skin tan from moonlight." Most of us are addicted to beef, so if you are not a practising vegetarian, chances are you'll enjoy the occasional steak. To fight the high cost of eating, many women are ex- perimenting with less expen- sive cuts of beef these days. Have you used a marinade? Here's a gcod one for either barbecue or indoors. Why not give it a try? Select a cut with the kast amount of fat to trim off and no bone, if possible. Budget Steak 1% Ibs. (1" tbitfi) bone- less round or chuck steak IVz tsp. unseasoned meat tenderizer cup freshly squeezed orange juice cup soy sauce 2 tsp. instant minced onion freshly ground pepper, to taste Sprinkle both sides of meat with tenderizer. Place steak in close-fitting dish such as a 1% quart glass baking dish. Mix orange juice, soy sauce, minced onion, pepper, and pour over steak. Cover dish and place in re- frigerator to marinate at least eight hours, but not longer than two days. Re- move from refrigerator in ad- vance, to allow steak to come to room temperature. Remove steak from mari- nade and place on rack on shallow roast or broil pan. Place in preheated broiler about four inches from heat and broil eight to nine min- utes on each side for rare; slightly longer for medium. Carve thin slices, cutting on the diagonal. Makes four servings. TOM CHAPMAN president ASK YOUR AVON LADY ABOUT THE 37 PRICE SPECIALS FEATURED THIS MONTH OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 22 or Phone 328-7424 CARDIGAN SWEATERS LONG SLEEVE ALL COLORS v REG. 12 SPORT SHIRTS S.M.L.XL, to size 19 Short cina Lin3 20% OFF NECK-TIES WASHABLE Large Selection Reg. 1 .60 ALL SPORT JACKETS Short, Regular, Tall. Woois, Fortrels. Sizes 38-52. Reg. 59.50 39 ,60 ALL MERCHANDISE NOT ON SALE 20% OFF_ SUITS 3950 5950 BUY-RITE MEN'S WEAR Broken lines. Short, Regular, Tall Sizes 36 to 44. Regular to 125.00..... All English Worsted Wool. Tails, Regulars, Short. Sizes to 52. Regular to 99.00 SALE PRICED......... 318 5th ST. S. OPEN ThURS. Till P.M. No refunds or exchanges, all sales cash, alterations extra. ;