Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 1, 1977 · Page 23
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 23

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, June 1, 1977
Page 23
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M GREELEYlC'olQ.) TRIBUNE Wed..June 1.1977 Pregnant women warned NEW YORK (UPI) - The National Council on Alcoholism Tuesday warned pregnant · women to stay away from · alcoholic drinks or risk hurting · their unborn babies. . In fact, said Dr. Joseph R. obstetrician-gynecolo- · gist at the University of · Southern California, the dan- · gers of drinking during preg- · nancy are so great that a . therapeutic abortion is indicated when a pregnant woman can't control her intake. Overall, Cruse said, heavy drinking by an expectant mother has been linked to ·facial defects and damage to a baby's head, brain, limbs and heart. Speaking for the American ' Medical Society on Alcoholism, the council's medical arm. Cruse said the cluster of malformations is known as "fetal alcohol syndrome." "Pregnant women should not drini at a!!, since it is not known definitively whether social drinking also produces abnormalities," he said. Cruse, president-elect of the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., said five ounces of "absolute alcohol" or the equivalent of 10 ounces of 100 proof liquor during a 24- hour period puts the fetus at a 50 per cent risk. "Below an ounce of absolute alcohol the risk would be low," he said. "Two ounces would put the fetus in a 10 per cent risk category." Cruse said pregnant women should avoid all alcohol because it makes no sense to "take even a slight risk of damaging the baby." The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecoiogy will help campaign against drinkmj; during pregnancy. Aid alid \viff be solicited from doctors belonging to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Evidence showing alcohol as a contributor to more than 6,000 birth defects a year recently brought a warning from Dr. Ernest P. Noble, head of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Noble recommended that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare warn pregnant women that more than two drinks of about three ounces of liard liquor may irreparably harm the child. A Boston City Hospital study found the risk of producing an abnormal baby may be as high as 74 per cent for women who drink more than the equivalent w ^tewp^? Binge drinking also has been found dangerous for the fetus, especially during the first trimester when organs and limbs are being formed. Facial defects in fetal alcohol syndrome include extra folds of skin in 'the eyelids, making a wide-eyed look impossible, also.' a flat bridge in the nose. ' The council's medical director, Dr. Frank A.'Selxas, said an attempt is being made to identify women who risk giving birth to babies with fetal alcohol syndrome; " : ', · Pregnap.t women, in a,caun- cil-sponsored study, will be given a new chemical test for chronic alcoholism. This blood test may enable doctore to find and then treat problem drinkers early in pregnancy. Married women break credit circle By LEONARD CURRY ...; -· ·. WASHINGTON (UPI) - As of today, millions of. married persons Hill be notified that their credit histories with banks, stores and oil companies may be carried in the names of both spouses. "This will assure that married women will have adequate credit histories when they are needed," said Ann Geary, a consumer affairs specialist for the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve, which is one of the nation's three bank regulators, wrote the credit history guidelines that will apply to all financial institutions and businesses under provisions of equal credit opportunity laws enacted in 1975 and 1976. Miss Geary said credit backgrounds for married women have been difficult to establish because charge accounts traditionally have been kept only in the names of husbands. Over the next four months, bills sent out by banks and retailers will contain a statement for the creditor asking ; permission to establish credit backgrounds on j existing accounts in the names qf both husbands and wives. "Millions and millions of accounts will be affected by this regulation," Miss Geary said. Those benefiting particularly are women who sub- sequently become divorced or widowed. They now frequently haw problems establishing » credit rating since their previous credit transactions were in the husband's name or with only'a "Mrs." preceding her husband's name. ·· ·· The Federal Reserve will be responsible for state ·banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Comptroller of'the Currency will supervise other banks. The Federal Trade Commission will oversee the credit history provisions for retailers including department stores and oil companies, the largest users of credit cards. Any new accounts established after today will be established automatically in both names, Miss Geary said. The statements for approval to set up on existing accounts separate credit records for each spouse will be contained In a five-paragraph notice entitled "Credit : History for Married Persons." Accepting the new provisions for credit histories will in no way affect the current status of any creditor, nor "change or increase your or your spouse's legal liability on the account," the statements will say. Albertsons Produce (PRODUCE SPECTACULAR SWEET WATERMELON Red Ripe 1B-221P. Rvg. EACH NEW CROP PEACHES Juicy RIPE SALAD OH TOMATOES.39 SAVE 5c LB. SWEET VALENCIA C s l ORANGES 0 1 U«IBI Pcnn ' . · ^^^^^ SAVE 5cLB. CALIFORNIA HAAS I. $4 'AVOCADOS^ 1 . Creamy Rich · · · i- · CORN 81 Fresh. Tender. Sweet Ears ^^ I SAVE BcEA. SAVE 4cEA Fresh Crisp Stalks CELERY 3 F °1 SAVE 4cEA. BROCCOLI 39 nions [ SAVE 10CLB. P Hew Crcp fellow save 5c ib Bed. Grttn'l Ro'roaine Lei! Sin 9c Bunch si s. I /I 'l *TFOB I ^Potatoes £rr:. m 1 7 \f\JG - Golden Delicious Save 6c Lb. . . Ib. Cello Bag Sa.e 6c ..... £, IBS. T** Zuccnioi Iresh Q S 1 Ttnte Save 5clb...: ...... «J IBS. I CHINA THIS WEEK'S FEATURE A95c VALUE per place setting piece with every S5 purchase Completer Feature: SALT PEPPER SAVE 5DC VARIETY MANAGERS BONUS BUYS! TOOTHPASTE ARRID XX ROLL-ON, Deoderant 2.5 oz. 99 BATH BEADS Calgon Bath Oil, Bouquet Bubble Bath 16 oz. GROCERY MANAGER'S SPECIALS Albertson's Margarine 11b. Cubed SAVE 2C SANDWICH BREAD Janet Lee 20 oz.Loaf SAVE 60 SPAM Hormel luncheonj^at 12 oz. Can c SAVE 8C JftNET LEE ORANGE JUICE 16 oz. Can JENO'S PIZZA Sausage, ;x~"3 Pepperoni, L*2: Hamburger Cheese I3oz. EACH SAVE 15c anet Lee Broccoli c^s^c 69b re-Ida CrispersTM^ 67 C ^Cherry Piesi^.^..^ ,» 77 C * LOOK n D3tJS Banquet S-Ol. Auorlcu Varieties ..... 3 I C

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