Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 110
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 110

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
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HUME'S VECUL EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER INTElWf REPORT BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED, PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. Mini skirts are safer than Jmaxis, and going .braless is preferable to wearing certain brassieres. So reports the Health Insurance Institute in a recent study of fashion health and safety. Maxis and long bell-bottoms, the Institute er- plains, are a safety hazard in automobiles and on e.s- calators. They hinder leg movement when driving, and easily become caught on escalators. As for the no-bra look, tight-fitting stretch brassieres may cause or aggravate dermatitis. The mini skirt has achieved near universal acceptance, but going braless is still frowned upon in some quarters. According to the Administrative Management Society, half of the 15,000 offices in a recent North American vey forbid braless attire/ Some offices report, however, that they "are having difficulty resolving the checkup angle." The Health Insurance Institute also cites the following health or safety hazards presented by fashion garments and accessories: (1) Wash and wear fabrics which are treated with formaldehyde may cause an allergy. Such" garments should be thoroughly washed before wearing. (2) Imported beads and jewelry made of castor or jequirity beans may also cause a severe allergy if the beads break or crumble. (3) Loose, dangling bracelets easily catch on gear shifts or door handles to cause automobile accidents. BELL BOTTOMED PANTS AND MAXIS ARE LESS SAFE THAN HOT PANTS AND MINI SKIRTS. New York State now has the largest black population in the nation. During the past decade, 396,000 blacks moved to New York, while 638,000 whites left the state. Blacks now number 2,166,933 in New York--over half of them in New York City--and 12 percent of the state's population. After New York, the state attracting the second largest influx of blacks was California, with 270,000 new black residents in the last decade. Every year around a half million Americans suffer crippling strokes which strike without warning and wreak irreparable damage. Until recently, doctors were largely helpless to forecast or prevent the occurrence of cerebral thrombosis. A new test developed at the UCLA School of Medicine, however,provides a valuable clue to stroke prevention. Called the Doppler Ophthalmic test, it was described by Drs. Herbert I. Machleder and Wiley P. Barker at the International Cardiovascular Society meeting in Cannel. Most strokes, Drs. Machleder and Barker explain, are caused by clogging of the internal carotid artery which serves the brain. This artery is inaccessible and cannot be sounded by ordinary means with a stethoscope. The Doppler test utilizes an electronic device similar to a stethoscope on the ophthalmic artery, a branch KAN CITY of the carotid artery which can be monitored through the forehead. The highly sensitive electronic device picks up sound waves which reflect the condition of the internal artery, thereby providing early warning of dangerous clogging. With this early warning, Drs. Machleder and Barker believe, preventive treatment can be prescribed. The place to go in downtown Montreal is - underground. Whether you're looking for dinner or a movie, a gourmet grocer or a Turkish bath, you'll find it in Montreal f s swinging subterranean city, fast growing right underneath the original one. Montreal underground got its start back in 1962 with the construction of the city's subway system. The passageways from subway to surface offices, stores, buildings, gradually became shopping arcades. By 1972 the underground city had expanded to 40 acres populated by over 200 shops, restaurants, movie theaters and other attractions. An estimated 500,000 pass through the underground daily. Montreal city planners hail their underground city as a prototype for future metropolitan living, the answer to urban sprawl, congestion, pollution. The subterranean city has the further advantage of being climate-controlled-which in a city like Montreal, which suffers subzero winter weather, is a definite improvement over nature. PARADE · AUGUST 27, 1772

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