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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE March The Spring coat story ......from Eaton's The Spring coat story beautifully told at Eaton's with wool double-knits and Rainmaster coats. An exciting choice! Come pick your favourite for Books are limited in scope Diabetes information lacking (A) TIE WRAP COAT Simple and effective, with stit- ching (B) RAGLAN SLEEVE (C) DOUBLE-BREASTED CLASSIC COAT In wool double-knit with ace- In .wool, double-knit. Has ace- tate lining. Single-breasted tate lining. Stitched collar and style with large buttons. Navy pocket flaps. Navy or grey fs-s OKH 95 (O) JAUNTY CHESTER- FIELD With patch pockets and gold- color metal buttons. Easy-wear- ing Spring coat in wool doubter knit. Acetate lined. Navy rose. Sizes 8-16............ SKI (E) BELTED GLEN CHICK Rainmaster with sleeve and shoulder tabs. In potyester-and- vwxM with acetate lining: Assort- ed color checks. CBN Sizes 8-14............ 03 (F) TIE BELTED RAINMASTER In potyemr-and-woot. Detailed topstitching. long back pleat. Yoked at front and back. Fully acetate IMKd. Assorted Spring colors, sixes CCM 8-14 UD" Women's Coats. Main floor EATON'S Shop Eaton's Wt Jnsedafr tao to S30. Buy Line Use Your Eaton Account. Credit Terms Available OTTAWA (CP) When Shelly Donaldson was eight years old she began losing weight. She felt ill and tired all the time and her doctor first attributed her condition to congenital allergic reac- tions. She continued to lose weight and finally went to hospital. Tests revealed a blood-sugar count of 700 compared with the normal 80 to 120. Shelly was diabetic. The Donaldsons knew little about the disease or its treat- ment, aside from the fact that insulin injections were re- quired. They didn't know where to turn for help. Now, two years later, Shelly's mother, Beverly Don- aldson, is publicity officer for the Canadian Diabetic Associ- ation's Ottawa branch, deter- mined to help spare other parents the same anguish. "It's not difficult to cope with diabetes if there is a full understanding and acceptance of she said. Diabetic clinics at Ottawa hospitals operate on a refer- Herald Family ral basis, which means that diabetic' patients must some- times change physicians. Books in local libraries are limited in scope and "in some cases, even Mrs. Donaldson said. "We had to send to the United States for material. Isn't it ironic that Canadians discovered insulin but we have to get our information from the "When I think of the hor- rors and things we believed in the beginning. You can accept anything if you know, but -I was shaky, because I didn't know." It is often the diabetic chil- dren who are cheated by their parents' lack of knowledge, Mrs. Donaldson said. "There are too many cases in which parents are over-pro- tective. They say 'it's so much safer if Johnny doesn't take 'gym classes.' I say it's so much easier." There's even a reward for increased physical activity. Extra sugar is needed at such times so a soft drink or candy baris allowed. Shelly attends physical edu- cation classes, takes skiing lessons, skates, swims and is captain of a school ball team. "Shelly herself says it hasn't been that much of a said Mrs. Donald- son, but once a week she must go to a clinic for an allergy shot. She administers her own insulin shots twice a day. She also tests her own blood- sugar level three times daily. She checks her tests and plans ahead for a particularly active day. "Attention to detail is im- portant in controlling diabe- Mrs. Donaldson noted. "You determine today the in- sulin intake for tomorrow." Now the entire Donaldson family follows a diabetic Susan, 18, Sha- ron 15, and father Graham, who last Jail was also diag- nosed as diabetic. "And we all eat said Mrs. Donaldson. "I cook an'd serve one meal for all of us. I could weep when mothers tell me they're tired of cooking two meals all the time. That's not necessary; that's because they haven't learned." Meal times must be strictly regulated. A diabetic must eat four times a day, at precise times. A public education program is as essential as extended fa- cilities for diabetics, Mrs. Donaldson said. There are just not enough data avail- able. Family planning THE BETTER HALF ByBarnff curbs Nepal's traditional idea KATMANDU (AP) For generations, the traditional blessing to a newly married in Nepal has been "let your children cover these mountains and valleys." Gradually, however, the theme of bigger families has been giving way to one of "quality, not as the people of this Himalayan king- dom learn that too many rice bowls mean not enough rice. The government is endeav- or ing to spread family planning ideas in an effort to curb population growth. About 18 of every infants die each year and government sociologists have found this a major reason why the mostly agrarian population balks at the use of contraceptive methods, afraid they will have no male children to care for them in old age. But isolated areas of the country were caught up in a famine last year when their third successive crop failed because of drought. This drove home the realiza-, Uon that Nepal's status as a rice-exporting nation depends precariously on the weather. By the-standards of the In- dian subcontinent, Nepal has few population problems. Its 11.5 million people in 000 square miles are .almost Watch for NOOK Here Soon! two million fewer than there are in Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly called Ceylon, which has only half Nepal's land area. Bangladesh, only square miles larger than Nepal, has a population almost seven times as large. But experts predict Nepal's population will double in 25 years and say the country can feed no more than 23 million people. The government is in the fourth year of a five-year pro- gram that puts as much emphasis on controlling deaths as births. "Our intention is not only, to stop the growth, but also to cut the rate of infant mortality at said Dr. Badri Raj Pandey, a project official. The government has set up 181 family-planning units .manned by 560 medical personnel throughout the country, three-fourths of which is so mountainous that walking, is practically the only means of communication. Another-40 clinics are to be opened this year. Before the end of 1975, Pan- dey's plans call for the volun- tary sterilization of 15 per cent of Nepal's fertile women, about females. "This is nothing to boast he said, "but taking into consideration the terrain and the limited funds that we have at our disposal, it is an. ambitious feat in itself." Sterilizing women is not the only method of birth control the program espouses. Government workers also lecture on birth control in the villages and distribute contraceptive devices. Train to be a Nursing Aide Have you considered a career as a Nursing' Aide? The Division of Nursing Aide Education has arranged a number of training courses designed to qualify the graduates for service in Alberta hospitals and private medical practice. The course consists of five months of schooling followed by five months of practical experi- ence. Applicants should be at least 17% years of age and have good all-round health. The first course commences on April 1, 1974 with additional courses starting ai 1.1 week intervals. Nexj course date 1974. u Financial assistance is available through Canada Manpower or the Alberta Vocational Training Centre. Training available in either Calgary or Edmonton. Inquiries to: Nursing Education 613- 10215-108 StrMt Edmonton "Where is my stomach medicine? I'm getting 'instant replay.'" Women leading the way in big-time smuggling ft LAGOS (Reuter) Women lead smuggling in Nigeria, says the customs and excise board here Every year assorted goods worth million are smuggled into the country, mostly across the frontiers with Dahomey, Ni- ger and Cameroun. They incufde items like cigarettes, spirits, tomato puree, polished rice and the expensive textiles which s-'ohisticated Ni- gerians prefer to home-made yarns. Currency smuggling is also popular because of Nigeria's strict currency regulations. Smugglers have been caught with loaves of bread and bowls of rice stuffed with Nigerian bank notes. And the leading smugglers are women. Officially women smugglers are classified into three groups according to the volume of their .business and the degree of in- fluence they wield. The most powerful group operates international syndicates specializing in jewelry and drugs. Some rings have been broken and several smugglers are serving sentences abroad for trafficking in marijuana. .The syndicates mostly supply the thriving drug markets of European cities .but once a year some move to Saudi Arabia to peddle pep pills. These tablets are said to be in-great demand among Arabs flocking to Mecca during the annual holy pileri- mage. The second group of women smugglers, who operate mostly in West Africa, are less influential but equally enterprising. They raise substantial contributions from colleagues and travel to Niger, Dahomey, Ghana and Togo to purchase general merchandise which is later smuggled into Nigeria along footpaths criss-crossing the country's.extensive frontiers. The third smuggling category are receivers. They have a fast and efficient system of disposing of contraband. Smuggling in Nigeria reached its peak during the 1967-70 civil war when imports were restricted. But officials say the situation has changed for the better with the introduction of more" liberal tariffs and the lifting of the trade embargo. Smuggling is not the exclusive preserve of women. Men also take part-they are said to form the hard core of workers employed by women. The men ferry contraband consignments across the waterways and drive getaway vehicles. Security officers of the customs and excise board have stepped up their patrols to catch smugglers. Calendar MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS HEALTH ft SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT A meeting for all women interested in the womanly art of breast feeding will be held at tonight at the home of Mrs. G. C. Nordstrom. 624. 18th St. S. The Past Matrons of Maple Leaf Chapter 7, OES, meet at p.m. Wednesday at tbe home of Marge Evernden., Co-hostess will te Henrietta Halt Tau Chapter. Beta Sigma Phi. will hold a meeting tonight at the home of Mrs. Caran Moss in Raymond. Co- hostesses will be Mrs. Robbie Bochan and Mrs. Linda Duval. The program. Music Influence on Our Lives, will be presented by Mrs. Liz Schroeder, Mrs. Helen Holt and Mrs. Virginia Hoopfer. The Hi Neighbor Club will hold a dance from to tonight at the Lotus Inn. Everyone welcome. Preceptor Eta. Beta Sigma Phi. will hold a dinner meeting at p.m Wednesday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. The Lethbridge Parents of Twins and Triplets Association will hold its monthly meeting at p.m. Thursday in the gas company auditorium. 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