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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Molorists and pedeslriana took a second look ihey passecf (hi's five-foot high slalue in front of (he Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The bust, a likeness of Mr. MacKeizie, the man who willed money for tho arl gallery in 1936, was conslruded by arls studenls of the University of Saskatchewan. Silence wasn't in cards for Niagara Falls man NIAGARA FALLS, OnL (CP) At iho afic of 50 Lloyd Johnston of Niagara Falls was faced a major protilcm. He had undergone an opera- tion for removal of his voice box. The choice in front of him was finding a new method of talking or remain- ing silent from then on. Silence wasn't in Ihe cards for Mr. Johnston. A former award-winning salesman for a large Canadian meal-packing company, he had relied for years on his verbal skills to sell his products. He talked so well that his employer calistcd hLs ability to carry out, public relations after liours by address- ing women's, service and so- Tests encouraging on neiv cigarette LONDON CAP) British companies are vying to develop a cigarette to satisfy smokers worried about Iliose henltb warnings. Imperial Chemical Industries, B giant concert! usually known by ils initials ICI, says it is en- couraged by tests on a synthetic cigarette mixing four parts of a secret wood pulp product with one part tobacco, U reports lab- oratory tests on mice indicate this will meet health objections. The substitute cigarette has fllrcady cost about 510 million in joint development with Imperial Tobacco, a tobacco firm. It "looks, smokes, smells, burns and tastes" like regular tobacco, Thai's the claim of E. J. Cnllard, ICI chairman, Another firm, Sicbc Gorman Holdings, is pinning hopes on a "charcoal cloth" material for cigarellc filters. Working jointly with Hnlish American Tobacco, Siehe Gor- man said the material shows promise o[ removing certain poisonous ingredients from to- bacco smoke. Tlie charcoal cloth, made by baking a woven synthetic fibre, was originally developed as a filler for military respirators. As with Id's project, [he Siche Gorman discovery still must pass future tests, but the firm hopes il will eventually prove to be a more effective fil- ler than exisling ones on ciga- rettes. Both products are expected to lake years to develop. ICE says if it goes ahead with plans for a synthetic tobacco plant ils first cigarettes won't be on the mar- ket for Iwo or three years. Trapped iiioiitilain cjoats program arranged CALGARY rcP) A trans- port program involving the {rapping of mountain goals near Grande Cache, will take place this summer under the direction nf Die province's chief wildlife, biologisl. They will he hauled from tho site of n potential strip mine near Grande Cache, on Ihc edge of the Rocky Mountains north of Jasper National Park, to a mountain north of Nor dcgg where the animals liavo been absent several years. Biologist Kike Schcffler of Edmonton said the goats will he trapped in July on cliffs at Ihc nortli end of Synclinc Moun- tain overlooking n conl prepar- ation plant operated by Mcln- tyre Porcupine, a mining com- pany, miles norlli of Md- m on ton, They will ho trucked to Shnnda fountain near Nor- dcgg where biologists bavo idcnlifiw! suilnhlo ranpc whero they arc unlikely lo he dis- turbed by mineral develop- ments. Traps will be set along paths used by the goals on .Synclino where il is hoped lhat about 10 animals can he taken from a herd of about 60. The animals will he (ran- with "carefully mea- sured'1 doses of the inorpbine- based M-90 drug and injected with a compound of selenium and vitamin E lo guard against while muscle disease which can kill stressed animals. The goals will he lifted down the mountain by helicopter to trucks standing" by for (he eight hour trip lo Khunda Mountain. To keep Irack of Iho goals on Shuntla Mounlain, biologists ttlll place brightly colored streamers and miniature radio transmitters around their necks. Mr. Schemer said if the pro- gram is successful more goats from the rclalively large herds in the Grande Cache and Will- more Wilderness I'ark areas may he re-established in cen- tral and southern Alberta. U is holrcvcd there arc COO I to in (lie province. cial groups. To them, he cs- plained tlic different cuts of meat and their uses. In Mr. Johnston suf- fered a heart attack. After re- covering from that indident. he decided to change his way of life. lie quit his joh as a salesman and started his own aurtioneerinfi and uscd-furni- lure business. During the next 10 years his business grew and he added a moving operation lo it. LARYNX REMOVED In December, 1X9, Mr. Johnston started suffering from a chronic sore throat and loss of voice. His doctor diagnosed cancer of the lar- ynx. Treatment failed to re- move the growth and in June, 1970, he entered hospital for removal of Ihe laryiu. "Naturally I was he said. "It was a great psy- chological shock for me. I made my living by talking. I: they had cut off my right arm it wouldn't have bothered me as much." Tho first three weeks he spent in hospital were Iho worst. "I tried lo write cvery- Ihing I wanlcd lo say. U was pure frustration. I'm such a poor writer that people would just throw the note back at me and say they didn't under- stand. I to learn how to talk." Then Mr. Johnston learned of a coining convention of the New Voice Club of the Niag- ara Frontier, meeting in Buf- falo. Through this club, he was given free speech lessons. "Tlie first two words I could say were cake and cup." It was a long process. But with additional help from Ihe Niagara Rehabilitation Cenlre he learned csophagal speech. MI'ST UK 7'ATIKNT To talk from the esophagus air is gulped in and trapped. Or release it causes a vibra- tion and the words arc rolled off with the escaping air. "It takes said Mr. Johnston. you get ex- cited or emotional, if won't work at all." He said one invention which has helped some people over- come their handicap is an electronic larynx. This device produced vibrations in Iho lower end of the vocal tract. These vibrations were formed into words by use of tho tongue, lips and teeth in the same way a normal speaker produced sounds. "These Founds are rather monotone and most doctors involved wilh this problem don't recommend Mr. Johnslon said. "They regard these vibrators only as a crutch lo used when all else has failed. "Hut crutch or not, II they developed nn nvlificial voice box that produced nearly nat- ural sound, we would all be after it, regardless of price." Plan new fleet of planes The lethbtidgc Herald i'liird .Section Lcthbrhlgc, Alherlii, Thursday, April 20, 1972 23 28 Govt. to replace Argo aircraft OTTAWA