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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH TUESDAY 35 The Letkktdge Herald VOL. LXI1I No. 114 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1570. PRICE NOT OVER CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES First'Of-Six Articles Don't Laugh: Pollution Threat Real Is a subject el iiereasug to Canadian ud one to which mere IMTC lateral is being Pollution cwtrol wrkm ay Ue first needed Is far people lo becwne infmied. Today The Htrald starts a part series Ikm by slalf writer Jim Wilson what H is, what K ran, and is doing and bow la start combatting it. By JIM WILSON Herald Stall Writer Picture your 10 or 11-year-old brother or sister, or son or daughter, or children about that age in the school down the street. Think of their laughing faces, full stomachs, Ihe clean air they breath, the clean water they drink, the fcightness of their futures. Picture the last time you went for a picnic, or a walk in the park, or a> drive through the green, brisk, fresh mountains. Jump just 10 years into the future when those 11- .year-bids have turned 2L the magical age of legal and social responsibility in the world around them: picture 1380. Many eminent scientists say that by 1990, unless we start to do something about it now, those new adults will have a world in which: Everyone will have relatives who have died of some form of environmental pollution poisoning some- where in North America. In communities large and small, people will have to gas masks because of the amount of poisonous gas in the air. Most people will be drinking water in the after- noon that someone else washed with in the morning due to recycling scarce water resources; drinking water may be sold by the gallon because the rivers are so badly pothttcd it takes special treatment to make their water fit for human consumption; tap water would be used only for general household purposes. A major part of UK ecological system (the cycle at life involving the soil, living things and the air and sunshine) will break down in some large industrial areas, creating a chaos of rotting organic material that will breed a new disease ;ve will hayt, tance to. This .disease could'easily, grow to plague portions before being.halted, spreading throughout the Country. Drastic Reduction Air pollution will have reduced the of sun- light reaching ttfe earth by about 40 percent: wnto.v ntigbt until May and summer end in July. Rising noise levels will cause more heart from hypertension, and more healing 1 o 11 among both adults 'and children.-Babies will be bora with more genetic, physical, mental and embtional prob- terns because noise can affect them even before birth. Rising levels of pesticides including the DDT still in use will continue to collecl in Ibe human liver, mak- ing some common drugs dangerous and possibly fatal. When the drug reaches the liver it will lake.part in chemical reaction with the pesticides, creating new poi- sons. Tbere may have been a new rash of mis formed births, much like the thalidomide tragedy, due to pre- natal reactions to pesticides like which some biol- ogists say is as dangerous as DDT and mercuric com- pounds. ____ That picnic spot or part, or the mountain green- ery, may be tuning a dull brown due to poisons in the or may be gone due to extensive lumbering, mining and other extractions destructive to the wilderness part- land. Depressingly Possible AH of this sounds overly dramatic, like scare propa- ganda. But it's depressingly possible: consider what we're doing today. We spray millions of gallons of pesticides and her- bicides over everything we grow and hi every room We dump billions of gallons of sewage into our riv- ers, lakes and oceans every year, containing all man- ner of poisonous materials and organic materials that cause green, slimy algae to grow faster and faster, eating up all of the oxygen in the water. We throw away about eight billion disposable con- tainers each year, many of them on the highways. We junk cars a year in Canada; that's a mil- lion tons of wasted metal and it causes us to mint more out of the mountains. We're using up more than three million tons of paper per year: that's 540 million cubic feet of -wxid, about 110 square miles of trees cut down each year and it takes 80 or so years for them to grow up again, Most of the paper is burned, and its smoke contributes to atmospheric pollution. Every 22 miles of highway we build cuts down further square mile of trees: 45 square miles of forest are destroyed per miles of highway. Five Pounds Doily Each Canadian accounts for five pounds of solid garbage a day: 100 million pounds a day and 36.5 billion pounds a year for the whole country. The waste caused directly or indirectly by each one of us in Lelhbridge every year would provide resources lo feed, clothe and educate about five Biafrans, or East Indians, or southeast Asians, Environmental decay has become a personal ex- perience for every human bting, and if we're serious aboul living in Ihe manner lo which we have become accustomed, the anti-pollution revolution must start Quebec Election Tactics Stir Up Protest Storm QUEBEC polls and a "balance sheet" newsletter came under heavy attack as representatives of five political parties made their last major week- end campaign drives for Wednesday's Quebec general election. Separate surveys in three major Montreal newspapers indicated the Liberals would get the largest percentage of voles in the election, followed closely hy the separatist Parti Quebecois, while the governing Union Nationale appeared headed for a political Flight Of Money From Quebec Under Way ;the. city, recently from A SMOKY POUUTIONI EXAMPLE Smoke billowed over 12th St.' after a smell from tleoriing de- bris from nlai the Marathon shopping centmi'project'.. Two. fire and when' firemen arrived decided to horn ot a "safe" fire. But it smoked for levsral hbun, the production, of'pollution. -Bryan Wilson Photo. Deposed Cambodian Return To Potcer collapse. 'EVIL And a newsletter published by the Quebec section of the Lib- eral party of Canada says that Quebec contributed in fiscal 1963-69 in taxes while ft received in contributions, direct pay- ments and difference of in Quebec's favor. Premier Jean-Jacques Ber- trand said the three 'large dail- ies were part of "an evil con- spiracy to gain control of Quebec." Prime Minister Tru- deau, he said, had "lied bra- zenly" to the people of Quebec in the newsletter saying Ottawa spent more in Quebec than it re- ceived from the province. NEWSLETTER 'AWKWARD1 Liberal Leader Robert Bour- assa described the newsletter as "inopportune, awkward and un- justified." newsletter infuriated Mr. Bourassa's campaign staff who described it as a "gaff" by. the federal Liberals at a crucial stage of the election campaign. The. newsletter was published and distributed by the Quebec section.of the Liberal Party of which is the organiza- non 'for federal Liberals- in Quebec.-It has no ties at the or- gaiizational level with the Quebec" Libes-al vincial -Liberals'; Mr. Bouraca. TORONTO (CP) -r Canada's largest trust company, bowing to the wishes of what it called "skitlish" investors, has trans- ferred an undisclosed amount of securities to Toronto from Mon- treal. The transfer by the Royal Trust out by nine armored trucks Sunday- was made at'the request of cus- tomers pending the outcome of 1 Wednesday's Quebec general el- ection. J. W. R. Eeatle, vice-president of Royal Trust, which has as- sets of under ad- said, in Montreal no company-owned securities were transferred. He said he re- gretted the move, by "skittish" investors "because it is creating the idea of flight of capital." J. A. Worsley, Ontario mana- of Lafferty, Harwood and Co. Ltd. sent a confidential.newslet- ter to its clients March 18 sdvis- ing them lo transfer their secur- ities fro-n Quebec, at least until after the election, because of the possibility of restrictive se- curities legislation "based on political reasoning rather than that of serving the consumer." Commenting in Montreal on the Royal Trust action, Verajo Marquez, president of.Northern Electric Co., said it would not achieve anything. But "at times like his, people would rather be safe than sorry." CALLS IT RIDICULOUS Fred K..Keams, president of Cahadair Ltd., the aircraft man- ufacturers, said the move was ridiculous. "We are quite happy with our securities h the province and Sunday afternoon. He would pot ___ disclose their.value or location Rene of the'- except to say they are being' leparatist Parti Quebecois, led in'Torooto because "it is gerrof Royal Trust, would say have no.ihpughtqfAmoving out." only Wiecurities orived 'chairman 0? the "Montreal Trust Co., said his company hod made "a negligi- ble amount of transfers, if Frwn AP-Reuters Leaders of North Vietnam, the Palhet Lao and. the .Viet Cong joined Cambodian'Prince Norodom Sihanouk today in a call for the defeat of the United States and the governments of Cambodia, South Vietnam and Laos; Western 'diplomats hr Vienti- ane, the Laoitan capital said the North Vietnamese air force would fly Sihanouk to northeast Cambodia wiUin a week to head a provisional government in Cambodian territory con- trolled by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. The Viet Cong radio said the deposed Cambodian chief of Laoitan-Chinese border. Friday and Saturday with North Viet- namese Premier .Pham Van Dong, Prince Souphanoimmg, leader of the pnvCommunist Pathet Lao movement in Laos, and Nguyen Huu Tho, head of the National Liberation front, political arm of the Viet Cong. The four-- leaders appealed .to all Tndochinese people in- crease Oieir unity and push ahead with the struggle against the common enemy, which is the U.S. imperialists and their henchmen" in Saigon, Phnom Penh and Vientiane. UNLOAD EQUIPMENT A'US Air.Force C-130 flew Phnom Penh International Airport today and unloaded cases which American officials said contained communications equipment for the U.S. embassy in! the Cambodian capital. Sources said the plane' and its American crew .'came from the Philippines earning electronic equipment including a large generator. The new equipment will allow the embassy to receive diplo- matic cables directly from Sai- gon and Laos. Up .to TOW, U.S; embassy communications- had to use the government telecom- munications office. CANADA SPIKES REPORT In Jakarta, Indonesian For- eign Minister Adam Malik said today Canada has agreed to the reactivation of Uw International Control Commission- for Cam- bodia.. The ICC members are Po- land, India and Canada and its .are Britain and the Soviet Union. Ottawa an exter-. nal affairs department, spokes- man called Ihe report "an over- simplification." Canada has said it is willing to consider reactivation of the commission under certain con- ditions. off. the attack on the newsletter early in the weekend, describing it as "statistical lies" para- chuted into the election to aid the Liberals. He accused the federal gov- ernment of "dishonesty" and called them "snakes who are the'real patrons of the Quebec Liberals. Our old parties have descended to the point of de- grading our society." TRUDEAU DENIES CLAIM In Ottawa Sunday, Prime Minister Trudeau described as "unfounded" accusations that the federal government is inter- vening in the election. Referring to the liberal news- letter, Mr. Trudeau said in a statement "these pamphlets ate published under the sole respon- sibility of the federal Liberal party. "These pamphlets are not previously authorized or cen- sored by the federal govern- ment or the prime minister in it should be in a truly democratic party." tile logical place." A check with some other major companies in Montreal showed that at least one, the in- vestment firm of Nesbitt Thom- son and Co., had been asked bjy clients to transfer margin stocks but Ihe company bad refused to do'.so. .The Royal Trust move, fol- lowed "recent suggestions .that the rise of separatist feeling in Quebec would lead to a flight of capital from that province. The Montreal investment firm any" _____ In Ottawa spokesmen for sev- eral banks said the transfer of securities to Ottawa banks had been going on for the last month aad the demand-for safety de- posit boxes was heavy. .An official of the Royal Trust branch said the flow had been increasing over the last couple of weeks. He said it was mostly securities, but there was some cash. He stressed that it was in- dividuals making the transfers and not the company. Russians Launch Complex Shot ci. rr Famed Queen Of Burlesque Shot To Death x; Over Train Seat Gypsy Rose Lee Is Dead RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Ubirajara do Oliveira, 21, was shot to death on a commuler train outside Rio de Janeiro Sat- urday after he refused to give up his seat to a woman, police reported. 'At leait it's a nice, neat, round LOS ANGELES (AP) Gypsy Rose Lee, 50, famed striptease performer and long time "queen pi burlesque" who became an author, stage and screen actress, died Sunday of cancer. Death came at the University of California Medical Centre here where she was admitted a few days ago. She was a seasoned vaudeville performer when she made her New York debut as a stripper at Minsky's while still in her teens. Her first big break was in the ZiegfeM Follies of 1937, when she climaxed her nightly per- formance'by tossing her garter into the orchestra pit. At the New York World's Fair of 1939, she .earned u much a week. Miss Lee bter became a writer of novels, in the first of which, The G-String Murder, stripper is strangled with her own G-slring. USED REAL NAME She also luined aclress' In summer and winter stock and in movies. In her first film, in 1938, she WAS billed by her real name, Louise Hovick Thrice married, she was the of actress June Havoc. In Lee befm her talk show, commuting to a San Francisco studio by plane from her home .in Beverly Hills. In her stripping days the shapely Gypsy once said: "Bare flesh bores men.. "I never try to stir up the ani- mal in 'em. Did you ever hold a piece of candy or a toy in front of a out of his reach? Notice how. he laughs? Thai's your strip audience." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN STUDENTS' Sociely busi-' ness manager at the University of Lethbridge Mrs. Betty Watson wondering how to plan her holidays to avoid missing both a rest and sev- eral university conferences Bob Norgard, Ted Lar- son and AHce Pinder won- dering who, among other "great actors" they could get for the fourth part in an amateur Sign, on the door of the LeUibridge Exhi- bition Pavilion, No Dogs Al: lowed, during the weekend dog show wlien 300 canines filled the premises. MOSCOW (AP) -.The Soviet Union announced today the launching of eight' unmanned satellites on a single carrier largest experiment reported in the Cosmos pror gram. An official announcement gave no clue to the purpose of the complex space shot. The spacecraft, numbered Cosmos 336 through Cosmos 343, were launched Saturday and were "equipped with scientific apparatus designed for space the announcement said. "The equipment aboard the satellites is functioning nor- it added. Normally launching; In the Cosmos program are announced only in the most general terms, and details of their work are not revealed. The Soviet shot came Just one day after China put up its first satellite. The Soviet satellites appar- ently were orbiting in a bunch, with a high point of 932 miles, a low point of 869 miles and an angle to the equator of 74 de- grees, Ths oval-shaped orbit of tns Chinese satellite has a high point of miles, a low of 773 miles aixi an angle to the equa- tor of 68.5 degrees. A total of 15 unmanned Cos- mos satellites have been hunched by the Russians (Hi record. Probe Price Hike GYPSY ROSE LEE i eucer Ex-Moderator Dies In U.S. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Dr. F. Scott MacKenzie, 86, former moderator of the General As- sembly of (he Presbyterian Church of Canada, died in hos- pital here Sunday. A native of Uicknow, Out., MacKenzie was president emer- itus of Ihe Presbyterian Church, Montreal. Survivors include a daughter, Jlrs. Newton E. Jarrard of Houston; and a son, Dr. Doug- Its MicKenzM of Vancouver, OTTAWA (CP) An hmnedi- ale review Into an increase in the price- of (in containers was announced today by the federal prices and incomes commission. H said that American Can of Canada Lid. and Continental Can Co. of Canada Lid. have In- formed customers that prices for tin containers have been in- creased approrrniately five per cent. Higlrer costs for tin plate as well other cost factors cited by the firms, the major producers of ,tin cans used mainly in the food processing and the beverage industries. "The purpose of the review Is to determine whether the prica increase is clearly less than amount needed to cover the in- creases in each producer's costs in the statement said. Razor Attack Victim Dies CALGARY (CP) Elnier Enhrcr, 34, of Trochu, was lo appear in magistrate's court to- day charged with non capita! murder in a fatal straight-razor allack on 55 year old Rob- ert Henry Roulledgo of Edmon- ton, i University of professor. Police said Mr. Roullcdgs was attacked about mid morn- ing Saturday as he slopped from his city hotel room into the hole! corridor with his wife, lie was pronounced dead on ar- rival at hospital of wounds to his throat. Police said they had estab- lished no motive for the attack, ;