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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SoWoy, SO, 1971 IHt LtTHBRIDOl KIRALO 3 Jay walkers roundup set By MARG LUNN Special Correspondent P1NCHER CREEK The Jay walking problem on Pinch- er Creek streets will go to a committee for decision un ac- tion to be taken. This brought about a discus- sion thai the chairmen of exist- ing committees should be noti- fied ot important matters be- fore council meetings so inves- DACRON TUBING This narrow, knilled Dacron tub- ing is ordered as needed from Jantzen Inc. II is used for artery grafts. It goes from Jantzen lo a pilling company it receives a flexible silicone casing for rigidity. The unit is then sterilized and packaged for surgical use. -Waller Kerber Photo. Yiliiis Nagliiis produces vital product Knitting someone a length of life rig owns firm VALUABVE MAN AND MACHINE Vilnis Naglins uses this Wildman Shouldaire knitting machine to pro- duce the world's entire supply of knitted Doccon tubing for artery grafts. He is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McMullen of Vulcan. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor VULCAN Vilnis Naglins of Portland, Ore., son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. (Billie and Mae) W. R. McMullen of the Vulcan district, is the knitter who pro- duces the world's entire supply ot knitted Dacron tubing for artery grafts. He is a knitting teclmician Linda Flitton concert Oct. 21 PINCHER CREEK (Special) Cultural Affairs Commit- tee of Pincher Creek has an- nounced two concerts. Linda Gay Flitton, a talented young woman who can enter- tain through singing, dancing and playing the piano, banjo and guitar, will appear Oct. 21. Miss Flilton is studying to ob- tain her master's degree in mu- sic. On the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 26, the Lethbridge Sym- phony Orchestra has been booked to appear. This orches- tra is in its eleventh year of progress and the committee is pleased that the booking is pos- sible. Further details will be an- nounced. with Ore. Jantzen Inc., Portland, Jackson heads commission PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Pincher Creek Police Commission met recently the town council chambers. Coaldale Home-School meets Oct. 4 COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Home and School As- sociation will meet at p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the John Davidson School. Parents are urged to come to the meeting. Topics to be discussed: "Do you have a child who bullies otter children, is mean to ani- mals, breaks everything he gets his hands on? "Have any of your children got fears, do they have temper tantrums or nervous habits? More district on Page 9 John Jackson was named to act as chairman. Mr. Jackson was recently named to the commission. Other members present were: John Olyslager, town councillor; Mrs. Mary Good- reau, Cpl. Stuart Shearer, RCMP, and Mayor J. Teran. Mrs. Patricia Hammond was secretary. Among items of business on the agenda were those of the motor cycle problem, liquor control, a traffic light at the junction of Main St. and High- way 6, traffic signs, NSF cheques, traffic control, jay walking and firearms. In August 78 complaints were investigated by HCMP staff members; eight criminal code charges preferred, two impair- ed driving charges; 10S intoxi- cation arrests; 14 liquor control act charges; anrl 28 highway traffic act charges of which eight involved excessive noise of motor hikes. The date of future meetings of the commission was set at the second Monday in each month at 10 a.m. In the event of a holiday falling on that day the session will be postponed one week. The techniques for replacing diseased arteries with new ones grown by the patient himself is relatively new. It was developed by Dr. Charles H. Sparks of Portland. Many changes have occurred in the methods used. Mr. Naglins has been with the project since shortly after It started in 1968. He worked with knit mechan- ics to develop special cylinders for the knitting machine which would allow it to produce the correct size of tubing to meet various diameter requirements for different patients. The thread is fine and the stitch close. He had to develop attach ments which regulate speed and provide even texture. In the flatbed kmlling area of Jantzen's Portland, Ore., plant is a room-within-a-rootn. Set like a jewel on a pedestal behind two glass doors is a shiny W i 1 d. m a n Shouldaire knitting machine. It produces the world's entire supply of knitled Dacron tub- ing for artery grafts. The air is filtered, an even temperature maintained. Dacron V-15 weight thread is especially ordered without chemicals or wax, lo make as pure a product as possible. The narrow tubing ordered as needed, by length, and goes from Jantzen to a pilling com- pany where it receives a flex- ible silicone casing to give it the necessary rigidity. The unit is then sterilized and packaged for surgical use. Dr. Sparks holds patents on the technique and the tubing. The process itself is still con- sidered a research project 'even though 18 patients have so far benefitted from the surgery. The original concept involved Dacron tubing encased in metal and. implanted in the patient's chest "wall. Now Dr. Sparks -uses the flexible silicone with a double layer of the knit tubing inside. It is implanted in the patient's leg and remains there until tis- sue has grown in, around and through the Dacron web. The outer lube is then re- moved and the new length of artery is ready for use. By means of this radical new technique, human beings can now grow new arteries in their bodies to replace those that arc diseased. FIRST PATIENT The first human being in his- tory to grow his own new arte- ries is Herb Mason, 55, an auto- motive parts dealer of Aurora, Ore. In 1963, Ihe technique was used to replace a diseased ves- sel in his left leg. Later a new artery was grown in his right and working. A while ago I stood on my legs 12 to 14 hours a day." Dr. Sparks has furnished hundreds of surgeons through- out the country with instruc- tions on the technique. Dr. Sparks' method is to in- sert a thin of silicone, covered with dacrbn, into the patient's body, usually in the lo- cation where a new artery is needed, often in a leg. The body then grows its own tissue around the cylinder, ad- hering to the dacron. The pro- cess takes five to eight weeks. Dr. Sparks then withdraws the silicone cylinder, leaving a hollow tube of new tissue the new artery. He connects it at ends with the rest of the blood vessel and blood pumps through it. The segment of old, useless artery is bypassed and left in place. Vilnis Naglins was born in Latvia and left there to live in Germany when about 12. He is now head knitter for Jantzen Die. TABER (HNS) Ivan _B. Wright has "bought out" the in- terest of Peter Peters in Pe- ters and Wright Home Furth- ers Ltd., dissolving an eight- year partnership in a thriving furniture business here. Mr. Peetrs will continue in business as Peters Home Har- mony Centre in the firm's orig- inal location in the old Smith and Wood building on 53rd St., used recently for furniture stor- age. tigations with the remainder of the committee could be carried out. Thus all will be informed on the various committees. Tenders for paving a section on the soulh hill will be ad- vertised. Councillors were in agree- ment that Plains-Western Gas and Electric should ask for ap- proval before digging holes for extension of gas lines. The municipal inspector's re- port showing cash record main- tenance were verified correct. Minutes were prepared in an adequate manner, office pro- cedure up to dale. Tha town is in good operating con- dition showing marked im- provement. The assessment tax roll was meeting the governing statutes. The inspector's report will read at the annual meeting. Lutz Plumbing's quote of on the dry chemical fire ex- tinguisher, for the arena, was accepted. Several businesses will be notified lo clean up areas of unsightly buildings and gar- bage. leg. "I'm doing extremely he said after the operation. "I could have lost my right leg but Environment week set COALDALE (HNS) The week of Oct. 8 to 14 has been declared C a n a dian Environ- ment Week. town council was In- formed of this by Environment Minister W. J. Yurko. Mr. Yurko stated: "As Al- fa ertans, we can be proud of our environment, yet at the same time we cannot sit back. I feel very strongly that, in or- der to protect what we have, and to improve what needs im- proving, we must instill in the people of our province a sense of environmental awareness which will become evident in now lam walking, standing I their work and living habits." He is married to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McMullen's daugh- ter Nepma and they have one little girl, Lisa. Dr. Sparks first approached Walt Koch with' his knitting problem in 1968. He w a s then using a woven tubing-but found it apt to part between the threads, weakening the artery wall. Harold Purcell worked on the problem first but shortly there- after the flatbed machines were moved inlo another area and Vilnis Naglins, knitting techni- cian, took over. He has been with the project ever since. There isn't an enormous mar- ket for lliis product The first public demonstra- tion of the method was given at a scientific exhibit in Atlantic City, N.J. as recently as Octo- ber, 1971. However, when there is a call, the small room is ac- tivated and the refurbished ma- chine hums and clicks in its ra- rified atmosphere knitting someone a length of life. Another aspect which Inter- ests Vilnis :s the fact that this machine is over 30 years old and would ordinarily have been scrapped some time ago. Jantzen officials say "we are exceedingly proud to have this man in our organization." Mr. Wright will be joined by his son Derrick in the new Wright Home Furnishers Ltd. business at 5602 49th Ave. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION -i- JOB PRINTING tfernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blalrmore Phone 562-2149 '.o t Roundup of COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Letltbtidge Herald Correspondents in Your Area CIARESHOIM PAUL ANDERSEN....................P.O. Box 248 COUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKE General Delivery COALDALE MRS. PET1R TYMBURSKI..................Bex 1005 BARONS MRS. JUNE COWIE P.O. Box 231 CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX General Dolivery Contact these people for your Dislricl Newj or Classified Advertising Coupling tests Clares- holm Fire Department was host for the Annual Foothills Hose Coupling Competition. It was 'ield in the Claresholm j-ena, Teams competing were from High River, Vulcan, Clares- holm, Safeway Mobile Homes, Nobleford and Fort Macleod. The competition consisted of two runs in each of two evenls. Fort Macteod team placed first with Capt. Ernie Abre- menko, hydrant man Bob Gun- derson, 1st coupling Len Hat- ton, 2nd coupling Tony Kunz and nozzleman John Segboer with a total time of 109.03 sec- onds. Claresholm No. 2 team placed 2nd vnth a total time of 110.96 seconds and the consola tion prize went to the Noble- ford team. Three teams of women also completed, Claresholm team No. 1 placed firsl. Claresholm team No. 2 placed second anc Nobleford team placed third. Honor Miss Field FORT MACLEOD St. An drew's Church was the sel ting recently when friends and relatives gathered to honoi Miss Cindy Field prior to hci marriage to Nels Seerup. Guests were grecled as the> arrived by Mrs. Mary times, and Mrs. Muriel Day. The hall was tastefully dec orated in green and white using bells, umbrellas, candle, and flower arrangements by Mrs. Eileen Macbay. Honored guests were present- ed with corsages and a few words of welcome were ex- pressed by Mrs. Bea Rhea.. Sealed al the head (able wilh the gucsl of honor were her molher, Mrs. Rita Field, her ister Miss Coreen Field; the room- elect's mother, Mrs. largaret Seerup; Mrs. Giselle tolmes, and Miss Janie Sch- vindt was in charge of the gift jook. Miss Sonja Smoliak dec- rated an umbrella with bows and ribbons. Hostesses assisting wore Mesdames Marjorie Hart, Vynn Fisher, Gloria Bourassa, tilth Hester, Verna Halton and lean Davis. In thanking the hostesses and juests Cindy expressed her ap- >reciation and extended an in- rilalion to attend the wedding dance. Bridge limit PINCHER CREEK-The old sleel bridge structure spanning he creek near (he south end ol fJridgc Avenue received the ention of members of the Town Council at its recent regular meeting. After having been infomiet iat the bridge is in a state ol severe deterioration by a gov ernmcnt inspector, the Counci has determined through corres pondence with the Depart men of Highways that a maximum load limit under present condi lions should be set al pounds. Scouts triple FORT MACLEOD tration was held for Regis the Is Fort Macleod Seoul troop ant the Cub Pack. Leaders were astonished as the scouts tripled their initia registration of last year. In pas the group membership remains static during the term. Some of the key people in th movement here are Dr. R. L Lancaster, Lew Blair, Rev. Ro Hunt, Allan and Anna Grie and Lola Albert. New proposal NATAL (HNS) At the re- ent meeting of the District of Sparwood council, municipal :lerk Miss Loretta Montemurro on u committee meet- ng of council held to review he paving program. The proposal for pavement was submitted to Victoria for approved but was rejected on the basis that it would bring council to the limit of Its bor- power. Council held a committee meeting with Underwood, Mc- Lellan and Associates Limited, consulting engineers, to deter- mine ways to trim the cost of the project. The resulting pro- posal trimmed the cost by ap- proximately one third. Tlie cost savings were achieved by elimination of curbs gutters in mosl areas, and by narrowing the width of the pavement. The new proposal will be ad vcrtised. students PINCHER CREEK (Special Creek School Divi sion No. 29 has students This is a slight drop from las1 year, mainly indicated in thi senior levels al Pincher Creek'.1 high school. A report shows thai 276 slu dents have been registered a LtmcVbrcck and at Pinche Creek. A breakdown of figures indicates 800 in Grades 1 lo 6 380 in Grades 7 to 9. 184 Grades 10 and 11 and 97 in Grade 12 classes, See Asia NAiS'TON Mike and Ma bcl Holoboff recently returnee from a five week "Mystic Asia Tour" which took them to a mimlwr of countries including Russia, They left Montreal Aug. and spent several days in Mos- ow where they visited histori- al and architectural monu- ments, ancient cathedrals, Le- in Mausoleum etc. On the tour of Asia, the Holo- Mffs visited Samarkand an an- cient city years old; Asli- abad; Tbilisi the ancient jeorgian capital; Erevan; D i e v, Sochi on the Black sea and to see the Her- mitage Museum and many his- orical sights. Mike and Mabel then return- ed to Moscow where they met with Russian cattle buyers who lad been in Canada and they showed them around. Seiver rates doubled at P. Butte PICTURE BUTTE (IINS) At the recent meeting of hte Picture Butte town council, a thorough study and discussion took place on the additional water-filter and back-wash pip- ing system report from the con- sulting engineers. It was d e c i d e d to get the blue-prints ot the fill oration and piping systems for a closer look. It was suggested the public be informed for the reasons for installing a sidewalk on the south side of Jamieson Ave. The reason: it resulted in a saving of a running foot to have the sidewalk rather than a curb. The town's 1961 half-ton was sold for It was not needed any more. It was decided that the water and sewer rales, for those con- nected to the town's system, will be doubled Jan. 1, 1973. Gary B a h 1 e r will be placed on the permanent staff of the town and will receive the in- surance plan. The recreation committee will send a letter of thanks to Miss Sherry! DeCoste for the job she did this past summer as the supervisor at the swim- ming pool. Cimco of Calgary will be con- tacted for a quotation for the material for the skating rink piping and one man for su- pervisory duties in order that Willow Creek MD council probes taxes CLARESHOLM Council- lors of the MD of Willow Creek met with Ralph Brown of the Association of Municipal Dis- tricts and Counties recently to help In the preparation of a submission to the government regarding the assessment and taxation of farm property. Councillors were in favor of relief from the educational levy given on the entire farm, as opposed to the home parcel but felt a limit of the first of assessment should be set. It was felt that all residences should be assessed regardless of location whether urban or rural so that more uniform re- lief could be obtained if In 1973 :he education levy is removed from all residential property. However they were not in fa- vor of assessing other farm buildings. It was felt that a pro- duction tax, though difficult to organize would bo acceptable to the farmer who would pay only when he had a successful year. A proposal was suggested that a study could be done to pick up such intensified opera- tions as feed lots which often have small acreages and little or no improvements, and there- fore under the present system do not contribute their share of taxes. Council was unanimous in its agreement that equalization is necessary and no change should be made in present pro- grams of grants to munciipali- lies. the town can go ahead with the third portion of the rink. The town will also purchase five more Christmas decora- tions this year for street lights. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TR1AI ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPIEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5447 "A SIMPLE TRUTH" Man Is a god ctothed In rags. A master of ihe universe begging a crusr bread. A prisoner walled in by his own ignorance. He could be free, for Vie has only to walk OUT of his self-constructed prison, PAUL TWITCHEU ECKANKAR ANCIENT SCIENCE OF SOUL TRAVEl Box 1053, Lethbrrdge white Wine Cocktail from JORDAN WINES m ;