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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN LAS VEGAS Depart Calgary April 19 - Return April 24 RETURN AIRFARE, ACCOMODATIONS (Union Plaza) Transfers, Tips and Gratuities Many extras Priced at only $.198.00 return Per person based on double occup. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 338-3201 The Uthbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, March 23, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 22 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Atall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 FILING CABINETS Cancer deaths could have been prevented By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer One-fifth of all the Albertans who have died of cancer could have been saved had they taken the proper health precautions, says a provincial cancer research expert. Dr. Carol Cass, a staff associate at the McEachern cancer laboratory at the University of Alberta, said in Lethbridge Thursday "if people learn to recognize the symptoms and present themselves for checkups and treatments at the proper time, half of those who contact cancer would live." Seventy per cent of the people who contact cancer today die, she said. There has been a tremendous improvement in the success rate in the treatment of certain types of cancer over the past few years. Ninety - five per cent of people contacting skin cancer now live. Fifty per cent of children with leukemia today will live. Leukemia was an automatic killer 20 years ago. In some types of cancer the City parks to be cleaned of debris Barring a major blizzard, the city's parks crews will soon begin rescuing Lethbridge parks from their winter hibernation. Parks department head Bill Brown said Thursday the first crews will likely be out in the next week to 10 days cleaning up winter debris from the parks. Other early spring activities Include tree pruning and planting. While some parks crews work all year, the major park maintenance work begins around the end of May and seasonal workers, including some students are hired then. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Open Thurt.. Fri. till 9 p.m. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABH MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower level PHONE 327-2822 PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS To be perfectly frank, Just how long has it been since you've had your doctor check up on the true condition of your health? Yes, I know you've been .told, over and lover and again, I that your health lis the greatest wealth in your possession. I also know how often "other people" come to us with health problems that, had they been noticed in their early stages, would have taken but little care. Too many of us literally throw away our strength and health by not being conscious of the old saying that goes 'you can't value what you had until you've lost it'. It's odd, but most people tend to let themselves become really sick before they go to their doctor. Please don't let this happen to you. You can always depend on Stubbs Pharmacy to be your friendliest place where service and quality meet here in Leth bridge. Filling your prescriptions is our main business here at 1506 9th Ave. S. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. success rate is dropping. Today, 95 per cent of those who contact lung cancer will. die. The incidence of lung cancer is increasing too, especially among men. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. "Many people are refusing to accept this fact," said Marilyn Mitchell of Edmonton, the Alberta Cancer Society's Miss Hope for 1973. "It is true that a long - term smoker may not get lung cancer, but statistics prove that the incidence of lung cancer is definitely much higher among smokers. "If smokers quit their habit for a few years, they can reduce their chances of getting cancer providing they haven't already developed a tumor," she said. Some forms of cancer are more common to different groups of people. Breast cancer and cancer of the digestive organs are more common to women. Cancer of the digestive tracks and lung cancer are more common in men. For children, leukemia is the dreaded disease. It is now second only to accidents as the greatest killer of Canadian children. There is now research that shows there is some indication that people have a genetic predisposition toward cancer. "There are some heredity contributing factors," said Dr. Cass. For example, if a mother has breast cancer there is a greater chance that her daughter might also someday get breast cancer. There isn't any statistical indication that cancer is contagious. The incidence of cancer does increase as one gets older. Everybody should have a thorough physical examination at least once a year. Cancer experts recommend a medical and dental check-up each year, a constant watch for any change in normal state of health, an immediate visit to a doctor concerning any lump or sore that does not heal, protection from too much sunlight, and a no - smoking habit. The other two items pertain to women. They are advised to have a regular Pap test and a monthly breast self-examination. "Our biggest task is to eliminate the fear people have toward cancer," she said. In many cases cancer can be prevented with regular check-ups but most people seem to fear seeing a doctor about a "running sore" or an "unusual lump" because they don't want to find out they have cancer. "In most cases the symptom lias nothing to do with cancer," Dr. Cass said, "but it is wise to have the examination just in case." Cancer caught in an early stage is easiest cured. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 RELIEVES GAS PAINS New Volkswagont Only $66 per month 1971 Cortina Sedan Radio, only 8000 mllet 1966 Ford 2-door hardtop $795 1968 Mustang GT Good clean unit RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI Sates 328-4539 3rd Ave. and 14th St. S. Hush falls over teachers dispute ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Umbrella-less RICK ERVIN photo Raindrops were fallin' on my .head/ Sheila Gonzy, 16, of 2206 9th Ave. S. might have been thinking yesterday as about an inch of blobby wet snow fell on the city. The precipitation was only pine one-hundredths of an inch. So far this month only one-sixth of the normal precipitation has fallen on Lethbridge. Weather outlook for the weekend is a few scattered showers with highs in the 50s and lows near freezing. Fund drive Campaign seeks $51,975 The Lethbridge Cancer Society has raised its 1973 fund raising goal by $600 over the amount raised last year. The annual fund raising campaign objective for this year is $51,975. The 1972 goal of $46,450 was lower than the $51,375 collected. This year's canvassing will Headline in error A Herald headline Thursday incorrectly convicted a man charged with making a life-threatening phone call. The headline read "Phone caller remanded" when, in fact, Joseph Konya, of 409 2nd Ave. S. was remanded on the charge without making a plea. It will be up to the courts to decide whether or not Mr. Konya is guilty of the charge. The Herald regrets the error. kick off April 1 with a telephone blitz of business firms. On April 8, the society will hold its one-day door-to-door "Cancer Sunday" blitz. Canvassing in the rural areas will be carried on throughout the month of April. If residents aren't home during the door-to-door blitz, an envelope will be left for their use. "If it's a nice day we should be able to bring in $15,000," Cecil Gordon, campaign chairman for the Lethbridge district cancer drive, said Thursday. "There is no doubt in my mind that we'll reach our 1973 over-all goal," he said. "We expect to get half from the city and the other half from the rural areas." AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 Sow and Grow with "OCHEMCO" ~k NM single drill box seed treatment powder, a non-mercurial treatment for control of seed borne diseases in wheat, oats, barley, rye and flax. "k NM dual purpose drill box seed treatment powder for the control of wireworms and seed borne diseases in wheat, oats, barley and rye. k Rapeseed and mustard drill box seed treatment to contain Captan and Rindane is also available at 249 Stafford Drive LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA Phone 327-1571 803  46th Ave S E. CAIGARY. AlBERTA Phont 243-5551 The business telephone blitz is expected to net its goal of $8,000, which is an increase of $500 over last year. "In three years of operating the telephone blitz we haven't once missed our objective even though we increase the goal by $500 every year," said Peter Chumik, chairman of the busi ness drive. "We have had wonderful co-operation from the telephone crew and the pick-up staff." The pick-up staff collects donations after they have been pledged over the phone. The telephone crew has a staff of about 20. By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writes A curtain of secrecy has fallen on talks aimed at settling the 12-day rural teachers' strike in Southern Alberta. Teachers' communications consultant Mel Spackman said today he does not know how long discussions -lasted Thursday and said he cannot say if there has been any change in mediation progress. Trustees and teachers Thursday had still not reached agreement, despite personal intervention from Labor Minister Bert Hohol and executive, members of the Alberta Teacher Association. Russ Purdy, teacher negotiator, could not be reached for comment today. The chairman of the trustees' bargaining team, Ray Clark, also would not comment today on mediation progress. Mr. Clark refused to say how long negotiations continued Thursday. He also refused to say if talks are continuing today. "We haven't reached agreement, that's about all can say," he told The Herald. It is assumed mediation will continue today, even though confirmation cannot be received from either teachers or trustees. It is known a major change in tlhe rural teachers' bargaining position was made Wednesday. Details of the new teacher offer have not been released. At Edmonton, MLA Dick Gruenwald (SC-Lethbridge West) says he is prepared to seek specific information on strike talks in the Legislature today. Mr. Gruenwald said he will ask "pointed questions" to determine how earnestly negotiations are proceeding. He said there is some information that mediation is not proceeding as quickly as it should. The MLA was ready Thursday to question the labor minister but Dr. Hohol was here for the day. Dr. Hohol was still registered at Lethbridge mediation headquarters in the Holiday Inn today. The minister was not available for comment, Sources here have told reporters Dr. Hohol's statement made Wednesday that negotiations are continuing nearly around the clock is slightly exaggerated. They said meaningful nego tiations had not taken place for a number of days prior to the minister's statement March 21 The sources, who asked not to be named because of a government-imposed news blackout on ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENIAL MECHANIC Schwarti Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. Cor. 6th St. and 6th Ave. S. Phone 328-6586 THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN DIAL V-OLVO FOR VOLVOS AND PARTS and SERVICE supervised study rooms. The' strike talks, say it would be overly optimistic to claim talks so far have been going on around the clock. Mr. Gruenwald said although he will be questioning the minister today, he will not accuse Dr. Hohol of making inaccurate statements or misleading the House. He said there appears to be "big question mark" surrounding some aspects of the dispute at this time. "If Dr. Hohol doesn't come up with some satisfactory answers to my questions, I'll have plenty to say," Mr. Gruenwald said. About 27,000 rural students are affected by the teacher walkout in 18 Southern alberta school districts. Although the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association hs attempted to keep partial facilities open at schools in three areas, trustee efforts have not been successful. Only library and resource centres are being manned by community volunteers at Brooks Taber and Pincher Creek. No instruction of students is being carried out at any of the strike-bound schools. At Taber trustees say only a few students have made use of situation is reported to be similar at Brooks and Pincher Creek. Although Education Minister Lou Hyndman has stated rural students may transfer to schools at Lethbridge or Medicine Hat, local boards have been reluctant to open their doors. Public and separate trustees at Lethbridge say transfer ap. plications must be accompanied by written approval from the rural school principal concerned. Because principals are included in this month's strike, rural transfer papers could only be signed by rural superintendents. In addition, local trustees have indicated special tuition-transfer fees could be levied against rural students. Also, local policy could require a rural student to attend city schools for the balance of this school year - not just the duration of the strike. So far, no rural students have been admitted to Lethbridge schools as a result of the strike. It is not known If mediation will continue Saturday or Sunday. Student council election at LCC iills 6 positions Six of seven executive positions on the Lethbridge Community College Student Association were filled during elections on campus Thursday. No student filed nomination papers for the office of secretary. That position is expected bo be filled by appointment later this month. A 25 - year - old business education student, Rob Gregg, is the new LCCSA president. He is joined on the new executive by external vice-president Blake Harris, internal vice - president Hal Gallup, treasurer Neil Proctor, activities co - ordinator Rosalind Wojtowicz and public relations officer Lucreta Feaviour. AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 Mr. Gallup and Mr. Proctor were elected by acclamation. Of 1,200 eligible student voters, only 380 cast ballots Thursday. New association officers will receive their oaths of office from LCC president Dr. C. D. Stewart at a 5 p.m. ceremony March 28. WEST BEND 4 PCE. POLISHED ALUMINUM CANISTER SET For flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. Unique colorful symbols identify contents, no seams, sanitary. Handsome design matches other West Bend pantryware. Reg. 11.95 � SPECIAL ...... S DOWNTOWN Phone 327-5767 SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY at ERICKSEN'S (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) * EXCELLENT FOOD * GRACIOUS SERVICE . . . both basic ingredients for relaxed and enjoyable dining! DINNER MUSIC - 6 to 8 p.m. Phone 328-7756 for Reservations in Tt� old vhaoitiom or westm wmnrumrt family tedaulant |All the Rage for Springl New Ties are 'in' for the Teen and Campus Crowd Wild Woolleys As shown In White leather with Navy, Brown, or Black. Wet look trim. Miss Susan Ties -Navy and Whlt� -Black and White -Brown end White Urethane platform sole and heel Savage Ties Navy or Black, as shown in Crinkle patent with white piping. MISSES' TIES Just like big sisters-In Savage, Classmates, and Miss Susan. SENIOR BOYS' SHOES In sizes 4 to 7 just like the young men's - in 2 tone brown and black and burgundy. ,b "S CAAAM'S 403 5th St. S. SHOES  ;