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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, Augull 30, 1972 THE LfTMBRIOGE HERAID 19 A WORD FOR THE WISE Sidney Lee (left) and her listers, Adrienne and Sandra (righl) of Medicine Hot, give the special treatment to two orphaned owls. The owls, whoso molher was killed by a dog, will bo in good hands until they are old enough 1o bo let frco to fend for themselves. B.C. squatters told to move NOHTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) A group of squatters on a iliudflat owned by a lumber company have been given unlil Friday U> leave the land. The 18 people who live In shacks on the Indian, arm ot Burrard Inlet say they will stay and they plan to hold a fair this weekend on the flats to rally support. L and K lumber, which owns the lands, said it has received instructions from the District of >Iorth Vancouver to evict the quatlers. The squatters say It isn't only their homes they're trying to ave, they're also attempting o prevent the building of a huge shopping and housing de- velopment on the flats. Harmful industrial chemical shows up in polar bears NEW YORK (CP-AP) An Industrial chemical called PCB wliich may he harmful to man has shown up in human tissue samples In a widespread U.S. Eiirvey and in polar tears in the Canadian Arctic, the Amer- ican Chemical Society was told today. A report from the U.S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency Eaid samples of human tissues taken in 18 states and the Di.s- Irict of Columbia showed "these materials are widely found in tho population. Positive samples came from' every hospital, city and state sampled." The report did not discuss the question of possible harm to hu- mans at tho low levels de- leclcd. PCB toxicity will Iw dis- cussed later, In laboratory tests, polychlorinated caused1 skin ailments and liver and birth defects in animals. The- chemical although it Is not a pesticide, is similar to DDT, researchers say. It K do signed for u.se in "closed WHERE Corner of 4lh Sf. and 2nd Ave. S. WHEN a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday a.m. to 9 p.m. HOW MUCH from Pick It Up Yourself And Save Even Morel Terms Available Choose From These 1973 Models 0 CU. FT. FREEZER 12 CU. FT. FREEZER O 15 CU. FT. FREEZER 20 CU. FT. FREEZER 25 CU. FT. FREEZER EtJ Gornrd Conrorf Miko Smith PleHell Pfelloll Miskulin Phone 328-6964 or 328-2235 Stray dogs inherit million from estate of spinster mistress FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. CAP) Eighty-one stray dogs have Inherited about million irom tho estate of their late spinster mistress. The will of Eleanor IlHchey, heir to tho Quaker State Refining Corp., was fi- nally settled here in Broward County Court after years of litigation. Mis." Rifxhey, who died Oct. 14, I960, at the age of 53, left her then million estate to 150 stray dogs. Her will was contested by handful of relatives who were not mentioned in it. Meanwhile, 63 of tho dogs have died but assets of the estate, mostly invested in Quaker State stock, liavo grown to atwut million. Miss Hitchey was the grand' daughter of Philip Bayer, who founded Quaker State. Tho dogs that Miss Ritchey had cared from mutts to live in an antiseptic, modern clinic on a ISO-acre rancli near Dcerfiell Beach, Fla. Approximately Is spent each year on the dogs' food and housing, while an- other a year pays for their weekly medical check- ups and treatment of ill- nesses. Tattooed to prove their membership In the original 150, the animals are sepa- rated by eex so as to prevent propagation. Accidental off- spring would be eligible to re- ceive benefits from Iho es- tate. Lawyers were unable to find actuarial labels for dogs, but it was decided the bequest to the animals would stay in effect until the last dog Is dead or for a max- imum or 20 years. After all tho canine heirs succumb, the estate Is to be passed on to the Auburn Re- search Foundation, at Auburn University in Alabama, for study of diseases of small an- imals. Relatives contended Miss Ritctey "lost touch with real- ity" because of e. by her neighbors that forced her to move the dogs in 1967 to their present home. The ncighborr had complained of; excessive barking and yelp- ing. Miss Ritchey's two half sis- ters and two half brothers, who were not Included In the original will, have received five per cent each of the final settlement. Three co-asms and an were left out. Lawyers' and fees total ems" In the U.S. so that 1 oes not find its way Into the nvironment. Solo producer ot tho chemlca __i tho U.S. Is the Monsanto Chemical Co. A government ot icial said earlier this year that Monsanto has restricted the use PCB to closed systems, tut raentists said that the chern- cal Is also produced In other countries and the problem Is lobal. Chickens, eggs, turtcys and fish have been found con- amlnaled with unacceptable .evels of PCB. In a related report today Dr. Gerald of the Canadian Wildlife Sendee and PCB had jeen detected In polar bears across a wide range of tho Ar- ctic and subarctic and that this suggests widespread con- .amination of "tills large and icmote marine environment." Won't back liberals in election MONTREAL CCP) La Presse says four cabinet minis- ters in Quebec Premier Robert Eourassa's Liberal government will not support tile federal Lib- erals in the next federal elec- tion. It names Claude Castonguay, social affairs minister, Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer, Agri- culture Minister NorrnaniJ Tou- pin and Communications Minis- ter Jean-Paul L'Allier as cabi- net members who will refuse to give support to federal Liberal candidates. La Presse says that, at weekend meeting of tho provin- cial Liberals in Trots-Rivieres, a large majority of national as- sembly members let it be knouii unofficially they will support federal Liberal candi- dates in their ridings, although Premier Bourassa has said the parts will remain officially neu- tral. Mr. Castonguay, highly criti- cal of the federal government's view of federal-provincial rela- tions, has already said bo would not support federal Lib- eral candidates. The four minislcrs arc known to favor Queiioc taking a strong stand in its dealings with Ot tawa. Mr. Cournoyer and Mr. Cas- (onguay havo frequently er- prcsscd strong on social policy, claiming Quebec's primacy in that field, whiie Mr. h.-is had tiffs with Ot- awa over jurisdiction in the area of communications and Mr. Toupln over the marketing of agricul- ture products. New signature for Alberta EDMONTON _ Alberta has a now signature. Premier Peter Ixiughocd today announced lhat UM government has officially adopted a now design which will Ixi used wherever the gov- ernment signs name. David Wood, managing di- rector of tho Bureau of Public Affairs, s.-iid tho design selected was created hy Edmonton de- signer Jnmro A. Harvey as part of n f.pon.Torex! by his department over the last three months. Mr. Harvey will receive an award of Tho signature, which consists solely of tho word in (Uslinclivo contemporary type, will appear on vehicles, highway signs, uniforms, office doors. (nicks, pas- ters rind advert king, as welt as on alj stationery. HUNTING SEASON IS OPEN! Our Year-End Clearance Sale of New and Used Cars and Trucks can realiy save you money Every Day is Happy Bargain Hunting Day at Enerson's Pontiac-Buick- G.M.C Come in today Talk Trade-in, Price and Terms. We're easy to deal with Buy a bargain today! 1972 MODEL NEW CARS IN STOCK 8 FIRENZAS AS LOW AS 12 VENTURA li 9 LEMANS 21 FULL SIZE PONTIACS 16 CMC TRUCKS V4 TONS TO TANDEMS 2 FIREBIRDS 14 SKYLARKS 8 LE SABRES AND CENTURIONS 2 ELECTRA 225 2 RIVIERA'S SAV5UPTO 2 DOORS 4 DOORS HARDTOPS SEDANS AIR CONDITIONING STATION WAGONS 4 WHEEL DRIVES ENERSON'S Of Course! PONT1AC-BUICK-G.M.C, WIDE OPEN TIL 9 EVENINGS-TELEPHONE 327-5705 CORNER 4TH AVENUE and 9TH STREET SOUTH ;