EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER HHIHBEPH Â·ECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVE* PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. The British government is sponsoring sex therapy classes based on the system pioneered in this country "by Dr. William Masters and his wife, Virginia Johnson. It's a pilot project supported by a.$40,000, two-year grant from the Department of Health. Twelve married couples have "been chosen for the first classes and include men who suffer from impotence and women who admit to frigidity. The objective is to restore a normal, passionate sexual relationship "between man and wife. David Barkla of the National Marriage Guidance Council, explains that substitute partners or surrogates will not be used, in the therapy sessions. The use of substitute partners is what involved Dr. and Mrs. Masters in widely publicized controversy several years ago. "At this time," says Barkla, "we do not plan to employ surrogate wives in our technique. We're not dismissing the possibility later on, but right Â·'now--BO.'*-,.- : .-, -.. : , If the love lessons pa-id for by the state prove successful, British health authorities plan to extend them on a : national basis, opening psycho-sexual, cliiics throughout England. Fol- . lowing the release of the Nixon transcripts last month, The Bradenton, Fla., Herald. (W.E. Page, publisher), in an editorial, "Nixon Stands Tall," declared: "The President has acted in good faith. Now is the time for the American people to get .behind him. We must insist that Watergate be ended and "that onde again the nation move forward--one nation indivisible under God." The editorial was written by managing editor Calvin -Peace. The Bradenton Herald has a circulation of 30,000. The Greensburg, Pa., Tribune-Review, on the other hand, which is owned and published by Richard Â· Mellon Scaife who con- . tributed $1 million to the Nixon campaign in 1972, making him the second largest Nixon contributor in the nation, declared: "We are sickened with Mr. Nixon's twisted sense of loyalty to those shadowy figures who have been close to him--this at the expense of a much higher form of loyalty we feel he owes the good people of the country." The Greensburg Tribune-Review has a circulation of 39,000. I The number of working mothers I with children I in this country Ts soaring. More -than 57 percent of all women with children aged 6 to .17 worked.during 197?. Some of the pressures bringing mothers to the labor market are divorce, falling birth rates, boredom and simple economic necessity, the last the most important and frequent pressure. As an increasing,number of American mothers seek- and obtain employment, the ;need for increased- and improved child day-care centers grows more acute. Arthritis sufferers! Don't give- lap the ship! Not yet, anyway. Bee stings--that hoary- haired, traditional folk remedy for everything--may help your arthritis. A team of chemistry researchers at London University has isolated two anti-inflammatory substances from bee venom, both of which are far more powerful than the anti- r inflammatory drugs currently I used to treat arthritis. The two peptides are being tested on animals for side effects; and it will be some time before the substances are tried on humans. E In the Soviet Union as in the United States, people are asking what they can expect from detente. In Moscow the Russians can expect Pepsi-Cola in exchange for vodka, no great deal, since the Russians have always manufactured a wide variety of popular fruit drinks. What the Soviet men are looking,forward to is a sharp razor blade, because for years they have been hacking their faces with blades which are made from carbonized steel. Such blades" are good for one shave\ Affer that they are ^thrown away. . .Last month, however, .Sergei I. Vikhlyantsev of the Soviet Ministry of -Light Machinery, announced that come November, a British firm, not an ' . .American one, will set up blade manufacturing plants in Moscjbw and Leningrad. The firm: Wilk-inson Sword, which years ago came out with the first double- edged stainless steel blade. Wilkinson plans to begin production in Russia in 1975 at the rate of one billion blades a year; each blade good for 10 to 15 shaves. "There is only one catch," explains Vikhly- antsey, "the Soviet Ministry of Metallurgy must fulfill its promise to deliver sufficient strips of quality stainless steel to our factories in Moscow and Leningrad. If it does not, then we will have bought the machinery and the know-how from Wilkinson for nothing." Polaroid, which has spent a _ fortune /advertising its new SX-70 camera, especially on television via Sir Laurence Olivier commercials, has hit a snag. Lord Olivier doesn't want his Polaroid commercial shown on British TV. It's okay everywhere else, mind you, but in Great Britain Lord Olivier feels his huckstering would compromise his dignity. Result: in Great Britain actor Peter Ustinov will take over Olivier's SX-70 selling chores.
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