Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: My new neighbor was born in Europe and came to this country as a bride ten years ago. She has lovely taste in clothes and is really quite elegant. But one thing about her bothers me because it spoils her appearance. She has more hair on her legs than my husband. I've heard some unkind remarks about this and I feel guilty because I haven't had the nerve to set her straight on the way it's done in Amer- DEAR ANN LANDERS: I have been able to handle life's major problems without help. But the petty things somehow get ballooned into enormous proportions. Doesn't a four-generation photograph mean four people in the same family, such as a great-grandmother, grand- mother, mother and the baby all directly related? If, say, the baby is adopted, doesn't that break the blood- line. Pl'sase put your answer in the paper. If I produced a DEAK ANN LANDERS: Several of us poker players read your column regularly and we need a yes or no answer. Whatever you say goes. When the joker is used as a wild card, limited to aces, straights and flushes, is there such a hand as a double-ace flush? Some of my friends say there is but I've never heard of it. With all the DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm 29. unmarried, good job (executive capacity) and con- sidered attractive and inter- esting. My problem? I am not sick but I am not well, either. I've been x-rayed from head to toe twice in two years. Nothing wrong. Yet I get ter- rific headaches, and then the pain goes to my back. The following day my feet hurt. Today I have an earache. I'm ica. Should I or shouldn't I? G. W. DEAR G. W.: You didn't say your friend was blind so I assume her vision is all right. If she's been here ten years, it's long enough to have noticed the difference between her legs and the legs jof other women in this coun- try. It's safe to assume that what is considered vital to good grooming to most wo- men doesn't matter to her. So ItfYOB, dearie. tetter from you they'd say I wrote it myself. You can't imagine the arguing that has been going on in regard to this difference in opinion. Fur is Flying In Austin, Texas DEAR FUR: Yes, I cai imagine. And from the way you worded the question, I'll bet you aren't going to be happy with my answer. An adopted child should have exactly the same status as any other child. And this goes for family pictures as well as everything else. poker I've played in my life I can't believe there's a game I don't know about. How about it, Ann? Well Shuf- fled In Buffalo DEAR SHUFF: Every community has some games no one ever heard of outside that town. Let's put it this way in Sioux City there was no double-ace flush. As for Buffalo I can't say. fed up with doctors saying "you're not sick.'1 Can you help? Well Invalid DEAR W.I.: A person who has "travelling pains" should consider the possibility that the trouble might be in his head. I'm not saying your pains are not real. They ARE what is causing them needs investigation. I suggest an evaluation by a head- doctor. Peace pin design Gillian Regehr, Lethbridge-faorn Miss Canada and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Regehr of Coal- daie, helps D. I. Gibson of Sarah Coventry Canada Ltd. display a sketch of a Canadian peace pin which will be presented to contestants in the Miss World Peace pageant being held in London, England, next month. As Canada's representative, Gillian will be one of 50 contestants in the world-wide pageant which aims at bettering man- kind by promoting peace. Genetics breakthrough poses problems BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd. AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY a' P.M. 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Gi'Iett ves o-'sj-v i er Wee Whimsy Sena yours to this pape with this power comes respon- the issue now is whether we are sufficiently aware, experienced and con- cerned to deal with these problems." Dr. Siminovitch. a 53-year- old biologist and researcher, said in an interview recently such questions should not be. as they mainly are now. left in the hands of scientists alone. The questions raised are ones of philosophy, he said in a speech to a conference in APPLIANCES 608 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge Phone 327-5767 welfare of the individual against the welfare of the group, with the sanctity of life, with questions about human experimentation arid with the human heritage and needs of society. He suggested a public advi- sory body be set up to deal with ethical-moral science and medical questions. "Surely mechanisms should be developed on a provincial or national scale for review of these problems and for advice to scientists, the public and government." Scientists, who now are making the decisions, are not necessarily experts in moral, ethical or social questions concerning their discoveries, he said. "In fact, many would argue that because of their special interests in furthering man's knowledge, scientists are ren- dered less than objective in such matters." Professional associations at least should be drawing up codes of ethics to deal with .genetic questions, he said. Some of the most immedi- ate questions concern amni- ocentesis, a procedure in which a needle is inserted through a woman's abdominal wall into her womb to draw off a small amount of fluid from around a developing fetus. "Amniocenlesis, which al- lows the early diagnosis of genetic disease, is being prac- tised now in many centres across Canada." By examining the fluid, doc- tors can find several genetic deter- mined by inherited factors in the developing fetus that will lead to birth defects or cause certain diseases. DETECTS MONGOLISM Mongolism (or Down's Syn- galactosemia (a rare disease where there is too much sugar in the blood) and about 40 ottier of them be diag- nosed in the early part of pregnancy. These tests are offered rou- tinely in many centres in Can- ada to women over age the age group in which about 50 per cent of all mongoloid births occur. If amniocentesis shows that mongolism is present, the woman can have an abortion. The procedure offers an effective method of reducing the incidence of this kind of deformity and therefore is clearly an extremely impor- tant form of preventive medi- cine, Dr. Siminovitch said. The economic benefits to parents and public and the human and social benefits to the family are important, he said. But it also is important to consider some of the ethi- cal and moral impacts on so- ciety. The test is not given to many women because it is not available to them or because they do not want it. "Will society's attitude to defective children in such cases be less tolerant or will parents feel increased guilt for defective children born under these Dr. Siminovitch asked. The fact that such tech- niques are available might bring about a public feeling that the birth of all mongoloid babies should be prevented. Might that lead to the argu- ment that ali sucn cniiaren should be eliminated at birth? "Acceptance of the princi- ple of potential elimination of some classes of genetically- defective fetuses could be ex- trapolated to the principle of elimination of all defective or .abnormal fetuses, genetic or not. Wednesday, June 27, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD If and out of town Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Palmer extend their thanks to the many friends and relatives who helped to make their 60th wed- ding anniversary a memorable occasion. Members of the Letbbridge Sappers Association bid au re- voir to a former commander at the annual banquet in the Park Plaza. Lt. Col. R. D. Livingstone original officer commanding the 33rd Field Engineer Squadron RCE (M) left this week on a three-year church mission in Britain. He was accompanied by his wife. 'v calendar of local The Lethbridge Chapter of the Sweet Adelines meets Wed- nesdays from 8 to p.m. at the Christ Trinity Lutheran Church basement, 420 12th St. S. All women interested in sing- ing barbershop harmony style are invited to attend. The regular meeting of Dom- inion Rebekah Lodge will be held in the Oddfellows Hall Thursday at 8 p.m. This wiD be the last meeting until fall and a good attendance is re- quested. Visitors welcome. He The LA to FOE will hold a regular meeting in the Eagles' Hall Thursday at 8 p.m. Mem- bers are reminded to hand in names of any students eligible for the 1972-73 scholarships Hostesses will be G. Gillstt, E. Spackman, A. Olsen. M. Ste- wart, A. Fuller and S. Ander- son. All Hi Neighbor Club danc- ers are invited to attend a Minus One Club picnic to be hsld Sunday at 12 noon at In- dian Battle Park. Association president J. M. Credico was master of cere- monies. Major L. A. Jacobson proposed the toast to the regi- ment. Also at the head table were Lt.-Col. A. 0. Aspestet and Capt. N. H. NOBS. Sgt. John Leon showed depicting scenes of training ex- ercises conducted before squadron was disbanded. An excellent turnout marked toe recent annual dinner meet- ing of the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organiza- tion held in the El Rancbo Mo- tor Hotel. Master of ceremonial was John Landeryou, with guest speaker, Mr. A. A. Nedow of Fort Macleod, former national treasurer. Several members of tin or- ganization were presented with rememberances, inc 1 u d i n g Mrs. Martha Ovans, 87 years old, for being the oldest woman present; Mr. R. A. Hodges, 93. oldest man present; and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson, for longest mar- ried couple, having celebrated 60 years. Presentations were also made to members in the or- ganization who were celebrat- ing birthdays, including Mrs. Mrs. Alberta Wells. The ten member Knelson family entertained at the meet- ing and received a standing ovation for their musical selec- tions. i MASTERS AND JOHNSON: WHY WORKING AT SEX DOESNT WORK More Family page 20 DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A TOTAL VACUUM CLEANER SHOP in LETHBRIDGE 1244-3rd Ave. South Real and lasting sexual plea- sure can only be achieved by couples who are free to dis- cover their own unique way of expressing wishes, desires and needs. That's the view of sex researchers, Dr. William Masters and. Virginia E. Johnson, writing in the July issue of Reader's Digest. Forget sexual and learn from these world- famous experts how to become more sensually re- sponsive simply by freeing your emotions and acting more spontaneously arid nat- urally! 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