Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAlD Wedntiday, Junt 27, 1973 Child-battering symptom of stress NEW YORK (Renter) A New York pediatrician said to- day that child-battering is prob- ably the leading cause of death Crib death mechanism discovered PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Two Brown University re- searchers believe they may have discovered the mechan- ism by which infants suc- cumb each year to the myster- ious "crib death." They say they believe an in- fant prone to crib death who is having trouble breathing clamps its mouth shut and dies quietly in its sleep. The theory- that such seizure activity is involved in sudden infant death syndrome is being advanced by Dr. Judy Rosen- blith and Rebecca Huntington of Brown's Institute of Life Sciences. Dr. Rosenblith also has de- veloped a test which may in- dicate which infants are prone to the seizures. Dr. Anderson-Huntington said the "seizure'1 theory adds to the belief that crib deaths re- sult from a neurological pro- blem, that something is wrong with the victim's respiratory activity. Factors marking newboms as susceptible to crib death in- clude a low birth weight, res- piratory infections, cold symp- toms, oxygen treatment and low scores on the test devised by Dr. Rosenblith. In the test, cotton is placed under the nose and cellophane over the nose and mouth of newborn babies. A high-risk in- fant would make little effort to push away the object interfer- PRELIMINARY PRECAUTION LONDON (CP) Notice pinned on the window of a North London sauna bath salon: "If you want to look round, don't come in." among children, outnumbering deaths by any form of accident or disease. Dr. Vincent Fontana, medical chairman of the New York Foundling Hospital, said child abuse is "a medical-social dis- ease of endemic proportions" and is "becoming more en- trenched on our population." Speaking at the American Medical Association meeting i here, he described child batter- 1 ing as "a symptom of the vio- i lence running rampant in our society" and warned: "This generation's battered children, if they survive, will become the next generation's battering parents." Children, he said, are injured and killed by their parents with "calculated finesse" behind closed doors and windows. "On record there are thou- sands of childhood deaths at- tributed to sudden infant deaths (such as) falls, strangulation, burns, starvation, maternal deprivation, sexual assaults and gross battering." 700 A YEAR DIE At least 700 children die an- nually in the United States un-1 der such circumstances, he i said. Drawing a profile of the type of family situation in which child abuse would most prob- ably occur, he said the family be marked by recurring mental ilhiess, drug addiction, financial distress, divorce or al- coholism. "These stress factors all play leading roles that cause the po- tentially abusive parent to strike out at a special child dur- ing a crisis he said. While child battering is not limited to any particular social or economic class, Dr. Fontana said, the root of the problem appeared to be in the battering parents' own childhood ex- periences. The parents' own lack of love, support and protection makes them unable to give love, affection and mothering to their own children." he said. Although maltreatment of children may occur in any age group, children under three are most likely to be the victims. Usually, it is the mother who Inflicts the beating and her av- erage age is 26 years. the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON TPHE hyperactive child, sad- died with learning dif- ficulties, wilfumess and constant motion, is not only hard on his family, he also taxes teachers, special classes and other school facilities. California allergist Dr. Ben Feingold came to the child's defence at the annual conven- tion of the American Medi- cal Association, claiming that additives such as artificial coloring and flavors lead to psychic disturbances ranging from simple restlessness to extreme hyperactivity. He says children are sub- jected to foods high in non- essential flavors and colors from their highly-processed breakfast cereals, through their noon-hour hotdogs. to their after-dinner ice-cream. In his opinion, salicylate. the base of about 80 per cent of all food additives, is the problem. When children are placed on special salicylate free diets. Dr. Fiengold says, be- havior disturbances bagin to disappear. Hot off the' press Lemon Yellow Ccok Book from Sunkist. Recent studies show about 50 per cent of married wo- men work outside the home, so it's understandable that convenience foods are gaining popularity. Like it or not, the less cook- ing time the homemaker has, the more she must rely on quickie foods. The Lemon Yellow Cook Book, citrus yellow in color and a weird three inches deep by 10 inches wide, is filled with recipes designed to give us a chance to add our own special touch to assorted con- venience and take-out foods, plus a few simple from- scratch ideas. Order your copy by sending 10 cents in coin, cheque or money order to Sunkist Growers Inc., Section NE-5-73, P.O. Box 7388, Valley Annex, Van Nuys. Calif., 91409. Will the real me please stand up? The ultimate in women's lib was experienced re- cently 'by youn-g Sue Peroevault as she became one of the boys, with the help of a moustache and goatee. Kirk Jensen, a leader at the Henderson Lake Day Camp, applied the finishing touches as two male members of the camp watched the transformation. The day camp is part of the community summer program jointly sponsored by the City of Lethbridge, the YWCA and the Allied Arts Council. Party is over for Watergate wives STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary RAFFLE WINNERS OF JUNE 12 20" RCA Color TV John Ross 952 72th St. B. North, Lethbridge Cash Debbie Simpson 517-6th St. S., Uthbridge The auxiliary wishes to thank everyone who purchased tickets. WASHINGTON (AP) Fancy evening dresses hang i the closet, unworn. Letters from Lost books total More than 450 books hav< bsen discovered missing from the library of the Lethbridg< Collegiate Institute, according to Walter Penner, school li brarian. The annual inventory showec the books had never, been checked out of the library anc school authorities haro no waj of knowing where they migh' be. The loss amounts to approxi mately five per cent of the total collection and in terms of taxpayers' dollars, amounts :o approximately he ;aid. It would be appreciated Ji anyone knowing the where- abouts of any of these books uld return them to the Ld office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. AVENUE'S GREAT SUMMER iflBE SALE Continues Whites Two Tones Dress Platforms Beige Chunk Heels Sandals SUMMER SALE PAIR NOTE Prices will lower on these brand name Naturalizer WHITE DRESSY SANDALS Summer Sale Now 13 CHUNKY HEELS PLATFORM, ETC. Regular to Summer QQ Sale Pair From CORKS-FLATS You'll be amazed at the low, low prices. ENTIRE STOCK OF HANDBAGS PLEASE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AVENUE SHOES McFarland Building 4th Ave. South Phone 327-2760 lawyers on their husbands' standing in the Watergate in- vestigation replace hand-en- graved House invitation banquets. to White Neighbors avoid friendly chitchat, embar- rassed at not knowing what to say. In a year, more than two dozen wives have watched their House officials and Nixon campaign come caught up in the Water- gate political espionage scan- dal. With the notable exception of Martha Mitchell, they mostly have remained silent. But there's no question that the scandal has "played havoc with the said Hugh Sloan Sr. His son and name- sake, once treasurer for Presi- dent Nixon's re-election cam paign, testified that Jeb Magr- uder, another campaign official, asked him to perjure himself in the affair. At least some wives appeared totally unaware that their hus- bands could be touched by Wa- tergate. Of course, they knew their husbands had impressive campaign or White House titles, were often late for dinner and the telephone rang a lot at night. HURT SHOWS I "She was totally taken back by his said a Friend of one of the wives of a Watergate figure. "I haven't asked any questions, God knows, but I can see the hurt in iier eyes." The men in the Watergate scandal have tried to shield :heir families from embar- rassing questions and public ha- rassment. H. P. Haldeman, former White House chief of staff, put his Washington house on the market. Neighbors had erected an "Impeach Nixon" iign across the street. He moved his wife and four chil- dren back to their native south- ern California. John Ehrlichman, Nixon's for- mer domestic affairs adviser, has his Great Falls, Va., house up for sale. Friends say Water- has helped bring Ehrlich- man, his wife Jean, and their ive children closer together. Magruder, once the No. 2 man at Nixon's re-election com- mittee, plans to stay in Wash- ington where he recently set up his own consultant business. Magruder expressed concern about the effect of WatSrgate on his family to members of the Senate Watergate committee. "I'm not going to let it de- stroy Magruder testified. "I have a wonderful wife and four children The Magruders have rented a summer house in the Maryland mountains, far from television crews and reporters. "Gail has been terribly shaken by it said one neighbor of Mrs. Magruder. "Actually, I don't call her much anymore because I don't know what to say." Throughout her husbands hour testimony, Mrs. Magruder sat directly behind her husband, her face etched with sadness. When he finished, they walked out of the hearing room holding hands. Maureen Dean, wife of fired White House counsel John Dean, described the last few months of Watergate crises since she married Dean last Oc- tober: "It's been horrendous." There have been few outings or visitings with friends, she said, "but maybe we'll be able to relax a bit when shall I call over." Yellow-print dress has silver lining Compromise LEICESTER, England (CP) Members of the National Front, an extreme right-wing organization, faced with a tricky problem when they hired a bus to take them from this Midlands city to London to par- ticipate in an anti-immigration rally. On arrival they quickly passed the hat to give their driver, unfortunately an Asian, a long lunch at an expensive restaurant put of the way of the demonstration. CLIFTON, Ariz. (AP) The yellow-print dress that kept Eleanor Stacy from par- ticipating in her Grade 8 graduation ceremonies has turned out to have a silver lining. A Missouri man has offered to pay the 13-ysar-old girl's tuition for four years of col- lege. Dean Bolton, who farms 000 acres east of Fairfax, Mo., said here that he made the offer after seeing a front- page story and picture of Eleanor in the St. Joseph News-Press. Eleanor was not allowed to participate in graduation cer- emonies at Clifton elementary, school in May because her dress had pastel yellow flow- ers on it. On the day of gradaution, Eleanor was waiting in line with other girls in her class when the principal, Billy McDowell, told her she had to go home because her dress was not in a solid pastel. The dress code for the grad- uation ceremony had been given to the girls before the ceremony. DRESS HOME-MADE Eleanor's famjly, faced with financial problems, could i not afford to buy her a nsw dress. So an aunt made one, finishing it just a few hours before the ceremony but not soon enough for the principal to approve it. "That decision was one of the most unjust I ever have heard or read Bolton said. Eleanor says she has re- ceived more than a thousand letters from sympathizers. She said she also has re- ceived more than much of it in contributions from school children across country. "Everyone has teen so good to me, acting so nice, I don't know what to she said. Adverse publicity is not al- ways effective, according to Amelia Bassin, in an article in Household and Personal Products Industry. Despite negative publicity resulting from research and testing carried out by various consumer protection organi- zations, the sale of feminine hygiene sprays is booming. "Economics and the al- mighty buck are more effec- tive than adverse publicity'' concludes the bewildered Ms. Bassin. Just lately. I've taken to buying my pantyhose at the supermarket and I'm very happy, with the results. I get mine from the Safeway display stand with the color chart on top, showing sizes keyed to height-and-weight combinations. Five sheer with reinforced panty, opaque, dress sheer and non-run available in vari- ous combinations, while the knee-highs come in one size only. The fit is trim, the price reasonable, and getting right down to the basic Issue, I find they stand up to the kind of hard six chil- dren and a cat can dish out. What's more, Safeway pro- mises each pair "is guaran- teed to satisfy, or you may re- turn them to the store where purchased for replacement or refund without question." You may or may not have noticed the complete lack of seafood recipes in this col- umn, the reason being that I just can't stand the stuff at all. (whjr else would I refuse to join Weight However I have had it pointed out to me, somewhat coldly, that this is discrimina- tion of the very worst kind. In answer to a couple of re- quests for something fishy, I am passing on "a complete meal in a gleaned from a Japanese friend, along with her assurance that it is "just great." Halibut Canadiana 3 Ib. piece fresh halibut 3 cups boiling water 2 beef bouillon cubes li tsp black pepper 'i tsp rosemary tsp dry mustard 5 potatoes, peeled and sliced 2 apples, peeled and sliced 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 1 can (14 oz.) stewed tomatoes Combine water, bouillon cubes and seasoning. Pour into large pan with tight-fit- ting lid. Place hblibut into mixture, bring to boil, cover, and simmer eight minutes. Remove halibut to greased casserole dish. Reserve one cup of poach- ing liquid to pour over hali- but. Surround fish with alter- nating slices of potato, apple and onion. Pour stewed toma- toes over top. 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