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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDQE HERAl D Thursday, 28, 1974 Chris Stewart The Fort Macleod chapter of the Kidney Foundation, headed by Margaret Moses, is off to a flying start with 350 children already tested for kidney disorders. The local foundation members paid for this preventive measure through the sale of candy bags. Ron Viney, vice-president of the newly-formed Lethbridge chapter is pinch-hitting for president Don Kirk, off to Toronto on his first holiday in six years. First local memorial donor is Mary Somers, 1408 9th Ave. A. S., whose gift is in memory of her late husband, Robert. Norman Robison, local treasurer, imports donations should be mailed to him at 108 Dieppe Blvd. National Swim Day will be a family affair when the 54 pupils of the Dorothy Gooder School invite their parents to join them at 10 a.m., Friday, at the Stan Siwik Family pool, 15th Ave N Lunch convened by Anna Penner, president of the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded, will be served followed by family films. Bill Oleksy, principal, reports a new media centre has been established by utilizing the gym's stage area. Eleven pupils are working at the Rehab Centre, three at Sunrise Ranch and one part-time at a local department store as part of the school's work-experience program The Christmas concert has been set for Dec. 19. Jean Moore, citizen advocacy co-ordmator for the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded, is looking for volunteers to serve as go-betweens for persons in need. She wants people to assume a protege a person who needs help and is without parents or close relatives. Jean hopes this service will expand, to serve pensioners, the infirm and handicapped. Anna Penner, president, Terri Lenchuca, secretary and Rita Maynard, the Board's YAC representative, just returned from an Edmonton seminar on retardation. "We don't realize how few rights the mentally retarded person has. He or she is an adult and should have the rights enjoyed by others, they say Ms. Penner hopes to form a committee to look into areas where changes should be made. When Ray Schuler wanted to play badminton four years ago, he located others similarly interested, rented the Agnes Davidson gym, cleared it with the Community Services Depart- ment and started to play. The 24 families involved (mostly from the department of agriculture, like himself) pay a annual membership fee for gyrn rental, birds and all the badminton they want two nights a week. "Get a group of interested people together and do the Schuler recommends, "but hurry up because schools are being taken up Coaldale missionaries elect Harvey and Selma Boldt, plann- ing to serve in Germany under the auspices of the Greater Europe Mission, were guests last week at the Coaldale United Church. Founded in 1949 the GEM sponsors the German Bible Institute in Seeheim, started in 1955. In 1970, GEM established a Bible correspondence course in which students are currently enrolled. A cheque for for the purchase of instruments has been presented to the Lethbridge Symphony Association by the Symphony Women's League The nine members of the Scott Memorial Bell Choir, directed by Catherine Webster, are among the 100 hand bell ringers in Canada. The bell-ringing choir began 10 years ago by Miss Webster. The late William Scott donated the funds needed to purchase a 25-piece bell set. Since then the enthusiastic director has organized a ladies' choir to accompany the players. Hand bell ringers are Margery Gray, Margaret Frouws, Mary Webster, Helen Findlay, Dorothea Cormack, Ruth Train, Eleanor Windrum and Jean Eaton. Helen Anderson will convene the annual Christmas party for the junior nursing class of the Municipal Hospital held Monday. Sponsored by the hospital ladies' auxiliary, headed by Norah Hawn, the social hour will include the distribution of gifts to each beginning nurse. Merle Smith is decorating convener with Viva Alexander convening entertainment The problem of how to get and keep hospital volunteers seems to be province-wide, judging from reports at the annual meeting of the Alberta Hospital Auxiliary Association held in Edmonton, attended by members of 81 auxiliaries Attending from Lethbndge were Norah Hawn, Municipal Hospital auxiliary president and Joan Lo wings, past president; Helen Berlando, in- coming president of St. Michael's auxiliary and Joan Robinson, secretary: Hyacinth Burch, first vice president of the Auxiliary Hospital auxiliary and Jackie Gort, secretary. Molly Copeland, telephone convener for the Red Cross Blood Donor's Clinic slated for the Civic Centre, Dec. 10, 11 and 12 and a team of nine women working three shifts. Monday through Saturday, are reminding residents that their blood is needed. The telephone service is being undertaken by the Auxiliary Hospital ladies' auxiliary. The McNally Women of Umfarm captured 39 out of a possible 40 points, taking first place in the annual Handicraft display at the two-day Umfarm Women's convention held in Edmonton. Elected president was Inga Marr of Pincher Creek Delegates from southern Alberta were Mazie Jacobson of Warner. Ivy Nish and Evelyn Long of Cardston. and Mrs. John Murray and Molly Copeland. ft The 19th annual Chrysanthemum Tea, founded by the late Jean Parker and Mrs. George Bell, will be staged by the Dr. F. H Mewburn chapter of the IODE from 2 to 4 p m.. Wednesday at Frache's Greenhouse. Mrs. E. V. Langford is convener. Kyoto Shigehero, assisted by Betty Deak and Mali Kerluck will arrange the potted poinsettias, chrysanthemums and Christmas centrepieces Petti-point pictures, worked by Marine McNeelv. will be raffled Arthur K. Rutland, representing the U of L on the Fine Arts Council of the Alberta Teacher's Association, reports 30 church choirs, two groups of bell-ringers, the Salvation Army band and the U of L's Madrigal Singers, will be featured at the 28th an- nual Rotary sponsored carol festival slated for Southminster Church. Dec 16 at 8 p m The collection taken for UNICEF will he matched by both provincial and federal governments Two dozen red rose bushes will be planted in the Girl Guide's rose garden adjacent to Henderson Lake to commemorate the 75th birthday of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Em- In conjunction with other IODE Canada the Dr F H Mewburn and Sir Alexander Gait chapters will mark the milestone bv donating fund', to groups w-rkirig with Children They purchased a rose a iXjtTci a Korean and ranadian variety, as a tribute to the IODE f. long important role of sending packaged goocK to Korean children Decreased physical activity linked to candy MONTREAL (CP) A report released by the Univer- sity of Montreal says there is a link between decreased physical ability and candy consumption. The study, by the depart- ment of nutrition and dietetics, found that a small quantity of sugar, or sugar substitute, depresses the body's metabolism and hin- ders physical performance and resistance. The year-long study, initiated by the university's faculties of medicine and physical education, was made with an amateur hockey team split into groups. A control group was left free to consume candy and chocolate bars, while the rest of the team was split into a sugar-free group and a test group exposed to increasing sugar-bearing diets over an eight-month period. Researchers said "the sugar-free group's, physical performance improved by 63 per cent over the first few months of the experiment." Thp groups on regular sugar and increasing sugar-bearing diets "saw their ability to play good hockey drop to the level of incompetency as more and more gum and chocolate was added to their diet. The report stated each youth on the sugar bearing diet "had a severely weaken- ed metabolism and was physically inferior to every youth from the rest of the team." Scientists explained "diges- tion of the sugar or sugar sub- stitutes contained in the candy robbed the body of its energy at the time where the game called on maximum ability. "Concentration, resistance and physical strength dropped surprisingly, even for small amounts of sugar ingested." In concluding, scientists ex- pressed hope that advertisers "aiming their pitch at children would take in account this effect of candy on young athletes and stop making use of sport as a charismatic context for chocolate or chewing-gum consumption." Sears Gal ler y clearance Outstanding floor fashionjyent BROADLDn X. Save Oriental style in 7 colors 14998 Dense, 100% acrylic carved-look pile. End fnnged. 9x12' size. 37H025224 Reg S179 98 Smaller sizes available. Save Reversible braided rug 6998 Colorful, hard-weanng rug of 100% nylon sur- face yam. No-curl edges. 6 colors. 37R 023 034. Reg. Save Luxurious Axminster- woven room-size rug 9998 'Acropolis'. Sensational color. Thick, thick pile. 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