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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Peasants fight disease in China Hy WES GALLAGHER Of 'Hie Associated 1'resl PEKING The Chinese have wiped out cholera, smallpox, plague and venereal disease, all once en- demic In (heir country, a high official of the depart- ment of health reports. The drug problem is non-cxistcnt, Dr. Chen Ilai- feng said in a long Interview, due to a combination of education, strict control of drugs by the government and severe treatment of sellers 10 lo 15 years ago. Tuberculosis, typhoid, measles, chickenpox, ma- laria and snail fever, all of wluch once were rampant in China, are considered the doctor said. "We cannot find vencral disease lo show our medi- cal students in Dr. Chen said. Dr. Chen explained the four-point aim of China's health program, which is not unlike those in the West, and also the medical structure which seems a key to China's -success in programs that failed elsewhere in the world. The four aims: 1. To direct medical work al the masses by putting medical workers in the field. 2. Prevention of disease by vaccines, sterilization of drinking water and attacking insects such as mosquilos and flics. 3. Combining Western and ancient Chinese herb medicines in new treatment. Mass education of peasants and workers to understand the dangers of diseases or.d the worth of prevention measures. Medical structure Those principles arc administered through n de- tailed medical structure rcnching units of 100 persons or less. China has 800 million people. It had been thought previously that the "barefoot doctors" we're Ihe lowest level of the state medical program, but it goes farther down than that, to the "health a parttime job. The health worker fs trained (o give injections anil detect disease. His main strength is in knowing well everyone he deals with. "Ho knows baby is gi Ur. Chen said. n a baby Is horn and 42 days later the baby is given all the vaccines necessary at that The health worker knows all that happens to his small group and can report to the harefool doctor level if a disease appears which he cannot handle. FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY 75-80. The Lethbridge Herald "Serving Konlh Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 200 LK'niHRIDCJE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 3972 KOUFl SECTIONS 52 PAGES Court bars Calgary police chief from taking office CALGARY (CP) A tem- porary restraining order pro-' venting the sweating in of a po- lice chief who has been opposed because he is a United Slates citizen was issued Friday in Al- berta Supreme Courl. Chief Justice J. V. If. Mil- vain granted the order at Ilia request of Milt liarra- dance, v.ho acting for Norma .Smith, listed only as B property owner in Calgary. The restraining order is ef- fective, Mr. Justice Milvain said, "until trial of this action or until further orders by tho court." It affects Charles R. Gain, police chief at Oakland, Calif., who was appointed police chieE in Calgary, effective Sept. 4, by the Calgary Police Commission. However, some Calgary resi- dents and at least five of the 12 aldermen opposed his appoint- ment they said, a Ca- nadian and not a U.S. citizen should have been chosen. Some othere opposed. Chief Gain be- cause they wanted a Calgary police official to be named. On Wednesday night city council voted 6-to-5 to welcome- Chief Gain to the nev; post and Aid. Peter Petrasuk filed writ- ten notice that at the next coun- cil meeting, on Tuesday, he will move that the Alberta govern- ment be asked to make it im- possible for an "alien" to bo named police chief. DOKS NOT CONFORM The statement of claim filed in court said the appointment of the chief did not conform with the Police Act and a city bylaw. In making the appoint- ment, the statement said, the police commission did not make the required recommen- dation lo city council. Mr. Justice Milvain ordered that the chief be restrained from taking the official oath of office and that all persons qual- ified to adminisler the oath be restrained from administering it to the chief. Chief Gain said in Oakland Thursday night he "definitely" wants to take the Calgary Job unless the opposition becomes "overwhelming." Calgary officials said It was difficult to assess the extent of opposition. Spectators at the crowded council meeting Wednesday booed and heckled the chief and about a dozen persons picketed outside cily hall. Among Ihe signs they car- ried was one reading "Yankee go home." Not 'compulsory' Obviously a disease cannot go long undetected at the health-worker level. The Chinese avoid saying that their vaccines and other preventive trcatmenls are preferring to regard as adminis- tered after discussion or persuasion, but it is obvious that treatment, if it is needed, 3s given one way or the other. Dr. Chen said porno health workers are good and Rome not up to .standard. But he nrktcd that the .system had enabled China In bend off epidemics by early de- tection hy barefoot doctors even if Ihe health worker was bad. Dr. placed con.slder.ihlo emphasis on tha ronibinnfinn of Western and medicines as helpful Jlo that at first there had conflict between doctors over the combinations of Chinese lierl) medicine with Ihe Western, but that it is now ac- copted. lln Ihe health ministry ordered all Chinese herb HUTS c-ollpclcd, beginning at Ihe village level, and lakrn to university research departments tor scientific analysis awl experimental treatment. Those proved ef- fective were adopted, New treatments Many Ircntmonls have discovered com- liininf! llic medicines of Wesl ami Knst. Among these, Dr. Chen mcnlionwl n new Ireattnenl for severe burns lo lirinj; alxHit quick healing will) less necessify for grafts, heller results in (re.nlmcnl.s of Rollers, rnabrin aixi snail fever, nmJ Ireatmcnl of fractures, Cliina has not had a drug problem [or tnrniy years, Ui. Chen said, and Hie health department extreme- ly angry at- a stdry by a European correspondent that na.s opium for export. Provinces of C'bina are Riven fl measure of Jinlonoiny in many matters of he said, hnt not in the tfnnvlh nf drills, Opinm growth is under the control of three cer.lrat government departments: nmt no can ni'ow opinin without the consent of all Ihiic. The health (Tepatltncnt sets Ihe amount China r.'cds for internal use, the agricultural department it and tho industrial department produces pain killers. "We only enough [or mir own 1'r, Chen said. "If Iheie nre. drugs, Ihere arc no Premiers seek decentraliz MASS BAPTISM More than 500 persons atended a mass baptismal ceremony at Henderson Lake swimming pool for 74 me mbers of the Jehovah's Witnesses, this morn- ing. Roy Brody, a preacher, presided over the baptism of 23 men and 51 women. Tho ceremony one of the highlights of a four-day Jehovah's Witnesses conven- tion, currently underway at the Lelhbridge Exhibition grounds. Other activities for Ihe Witnesses participating in Ihe meeting include full-dress Bible dramas and an address Sunday afternoon fay Donald Malpass, o preacher from Toronto. The con- vention ends Sunday. It's one of two Jehovah's witness conventions held in Alberta. Bremer found guilty 4Second-rate assassin' gets total of 63 years From AI'-HEUTER UPPEIl MATiLBORO, (CIM Arthur II. Bremer, characterized by both prose- cution ami the defence as men- Monday a holiday lor most Tho civic holiday Monday will bo observed by most busi- nesses anil offices. Stores in Ihe downtown area, I fi n Alberta licjuor slore will hnve Iheir doors lock- ed. College Mull and Centre l.'jgo Mnll v.ill ho closed. Hanks will rot open un- til 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Al! buildings nro shut down until Tuesday. 'Hie lobby in the post office- will remain open, but wickets will bo closer! and delivery ser- vice discontinued Monday. There will no milk delivery. (averns anrl liquor lowifjcs will be open for the holidav. tally ill, has been found guilty of wounding Alabama Gov. George Wallace and three other persons. He was sentenced Friday to 63 years in prison in connection with Ihe outburst of violence at n Wallace political rally at a Laurel, Mel., shopping centre May 15. Branded as a "second-rate assassin" who wanted to kill to impress his mother, JSrcmer, kept a dairy winch revealed that he attacked Wallace after failing to assassinate President Nixon In Ottawa. lie will be eligible for serving 15 years anil nine months of his sentence, Kroner noted that Stale At- torney Arthur Marshall hcd laid the jury it had a duly to protect Hie world from persons sifi-h as himself. "But in my defence, I -surely would have liked it if socioty had protected me from myself; that's all 1 have to the former Milwaukee biisboy said. Ignoring a plea from Ben- jamin Lipsitz, Bremer's law- yer, that he delay sentencing. Judge Powers took only a brief recess following the verdict be- fore handing down the sen- tence. Maximum sentences on the stale charges against Bremer totalled 123 years. It was not immediately known whether ac- tion would be taken on mer's indictment on federal charges arising from the shoot- ing wliieb left, Wallace partially paralysed. No Herald on Monday Tho Herald will not publish Monday, a civic holiday. Full coverage of the week- end's major news events will appear in Tuesday's editions. Hy JOHN SOOSAIl HALIFAX (CP) A new accord in Canadian inter- provincial relations with de- centralization as the theme ap- peared to have been forged at the two-day Canadian premiers conference which ended hero Friday. "A significant turning said conference chairman Pre- mier Gerald Regan of Nova Scotia. Other premiers, in- cluding Robert Bourassa of Quebec, who had observed prior to the conference that it could constitute a "last chance" for his province in in- terprovineial affairs, expressed satisfaction. "It's evident that more de- centralization will exist in Can- Premier Bourassa said. seems obvious that with a new generation of premiers there will be more decentraliza- tion and this will he good for al! regions of Canada." He noted that all provinces had agreed on a number of "key questions for the future of Canada" after plowing (hrough an agenda which many thought could not be covered in time. Among issues agreed upon was f.n immediate start on ne- gotiations with Ottawa on fi- nancing of higher education. The present program of federal grants to universities expires in 1074. WANT EARLY TALKS There also was agreement on an appeal lo Ottawa for early consultations with the provinces regarding a program to over- come winter unemployment. The premiers unanimously adopted, a resolution, initiated by Saskatchewan, that tho provinces should have a say in communications policy and pro- gramming, including television. They also agreed to form a common position at this fall's tri-level conference on urban affairs, while reasserting their view that, municipalities must remain under exclusive provin- cial control. Premier Allan Biakeney of Saskatchewan, who with his western appeared to have taken a leading role in I he conf eren cc, saw a new trend developing to find com- m on ground and present a united position to Ottawa. "There is a genuine effort on ihc pan of (he premiers lo find what the common ground is and to identify the ground that isn't there are substantial put points of view to Ottawa not in a way which is shrill or car- The premiers had divergent views on collective bargaining for public employees, whether iion residents should b u allowed lo buy up valuable property in a province, and whether there should be a new federal-provincial cost-sharing arrangement for health care. The possibilily of reviving federal-provincial constitutional talks, which ended in Victoria, B.C., last year, was suggested by Premier Bourassa. Other premiers thought there could probably be no early resump- tion of the talks, ''It seems to me that what will follow is that we're going to live with the constitution wo have now, but, we're going to see the programs operated more extensively by the provin- cial governments and the finan- cial arrangements will reflect that over the course of perhaps the decade said Pre- mier Peter Louglieed of Al- berta. The question of non-resident land ownership produced in- tense feelings but little agree- ment. Premier William Davis o( On- tario expressed the hope that Cansdians would never be pre- vented from movin g across their country and having tlle same rights in one province as they have in another. to Ulster BELFAST A defiant march today by members of the paramilitary Protestant Ulster Defence association posed a major threst to British efforts to find a path to peace in Northern Ireland. Roman Catholic-orientated parliamentarians in Ulster in- dicated that unless police ac- tion was taken against the marchers they would pull out of talks with the British adminis- tration. But the UDA-the Protes- tants1 answer to the Irish Re- publican se- Two killed in head-on collision Two Stavely men are dead and two others are in Clares- holm hospital this morning fol- lowing a two car head-on col- lision, about four miles south of Nanton on Highway 2, short- ly before 11 p.m., Friday. ROMP Identified the dead men as Fred Heggem and Sam Whites ide. Air. "umteside was identified by police as the driver of a southbound car which was m collision with a northbound car. The driver of that car was identified by police as Jacob Flemming of Calgary. Mr. Flemmir.g was reported in good condition with unspeci- fied injuries. Mr. Heggem was reported t o have been a passenger in tho car. Another passenger in the car, Max Gibson of Stavely, wns also reported in good condition in hospital. Nanton Coroner Dr. J. D. Laidlaw has ordered an in- quest but no date has been set. cu rity forces to a sh owdown zr.d boasted that in the face of their militancy British adminis- trator William Whitelaw was "helpless." The UDA men, masked and wielding clubs, stamped t hrough t he predomin Protest a nt Woodstock zone of Belfast Uie Friday night. Despite a warning by law in the London Parliament Thursday that people parading In paramilitary uniforms in in- flamed streets of Northern land would be prosecuted, nei- ther police nor soldiers inter- vened. One column of Protestants ran into a patrol of army jeeps, but swept around and passed them. Later the marchers met three senior police officers who at first turned their backs, then up traffic for them. BROKE THE LAW An army spokesman said: "The UDA marchers have bro- ken the law and the police did not intervene. We did not inter- vene because the police did not ask us to intervene. This is bas- ically a police matter." Ne Democrats in trouble? Muskie says no to McGovern rw comic strip starts Tuesday A new comic strip, with Al- berta's foothills country the home base, makes its debut in The Herald Tuesday. Life on Ihe J-Lazy-S is a con- finning daily strip drawn by Calgary native Hal Edwards, who now makes his home in Raymond. It features the Ryder family, rancher and rodeo performer Eronc, his wife Molly and their two children, Bucky and Billis Joe. AH characters in the new feature are based on persons the creator has known, with ventures in Alberta the theme. That's Life on Ihe .T-Lazy-S coming to The Herald Tues- day. Seen and heard About town Ray llopo v allowing a neighbor to photograph his eldest daugh- ter visilinj! for Ihe weekend "as long as il isn't in (he nude" Hutchinson si il I tryi ng (o get ovor t ho thrill nf n hnlc-in-one a( tho three Thursday, He was w i 1 h Andy Itrinsi when ho liis Ice shot on the ninth hole. Vrom AI'.MKLTHIl KKNNKBIINK, Mr. Sonnlor ICdmmicl S. Mu.skic r.jiid today IIP lin.s refused an offer from Dcmocralic presidential minimcr (Icorgi; McCIovcrn to join him as the party's vice- president i n I candidate. Muskie (old a news confer- ence rcilsirte his .summer homo that he mncte the decision "with sadness and regret." Musldc said Ins decision "was a family decision and not as a political decision." "We've txxm involved in pvcs- Irfontial politics for four years ho said, adding It baa been "a physical as ns L'liiolional drain." M LI is k i c said br I old McGovern on the telephone that "my family was Ihe rentral question in tho decision." I'U-iDtiKS He said he (old Mcfiovpm thai he hopes to be involved some way in the presidential campaign (his fall and told the senator "be could call on -1110 anytime for help." Aluskie, who served as Hu- bert II. Humphrey's running mate in IDfifl, was the fourlh ot McGovem's Senate colleagues to bo offered the job. During the week, (he presidential nom- inee had asked Senators Kd- ward M. Kennedy of Massachu- setts, Humphrey of Minnesota arid Abraham Ribicoff of Con- necticut. All declined. For McGovern, Musfcic's de- cision meant the continuance of his search for a replacement for Senator Thomas F. Kaple- ton, wlin withdrow from the race Monday in the. midst of controversy over past psy- chiatric treatment for nervous exhaustion. ST'KAK TONK11IT McGovern's campaign bead- quarters said today that the South Dakota senator would make an "important" an- nouncement about I lie vice- presidency this e.veniiif. Muskie's refusal leaves Mc- Govern without a running mate and in what most observers con- sider a very embarrassing poli- tical situation. M u s o says cio McGovfrn's really in trouble and so is the Democratic party RS far as any chances for 1972 one Democratic senator told The Associated Fri- day 'Haw jumping ;