Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Augull Genetic damage linked Sprays banned in U.S. sold to city consumers By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Spray banned in the United States because they may cause genetic damage in people exposed to are being sold in Lethbridge. Managers at three stores which carry the spray adhesives said they have re- ceived no warning from government health officials or manufacturers'about the possible dangers of the products. One Lethbridge claimed he is returning his stock of 3M sprays following a letter from the company which asked for the return of all 3M-manufactured sprays. The managers also said they had not heart of the warning issued by the federal department of con- sumer and corporate which told consumers not to use any aerosol spray adhesive products until hivetigations on them are complete. Bus riders pay the extra nickel Roof goes on neiv hospital laundry one of three construction projects threatened by labor dispute White it's a little early to delineate a true statistical first indications are lat Lethbridge bus riders haven't deserted their transit system en mass since the nickel fare hike July 1. Transit supervisor John Frouws says the July figures show the number of passen- gers carried by city buses were down only two per cent from July last year when fares were only a dime. He admitted to being a lit- tle surprised that the drop wasn't greater but said July and August are poor months for statistical comparisons be- cause of the number of peo- ple away on vacations. But the 15 cent fare is still among the lowest in Mr. Frouws said. The 10 cent fare was the lowest. V.S. warns of dangers The warning followed the by U.S. of scientific results suggest- ing the sprays could damage cliromosomes and possibly cause malformed babies. The United States consum- er product safety commission backed its findings by ban- ning 13 spray adhesives from American markets. Two Canadian manufactur- ers of banned products have announced steps to curtail the use of their products in Canada. Borden Company Ltd. To- which makes Erylon Spray and 3M Can- ada Ltd. manufactur- er of 3M Spray-Meet Adhe- 3M Spray Adhesive 77 and related industrial use have begun to re- call their sprays. Baalim Wholesale Ltd.. 10th Street and 2nd Avenue S.. whiich handles the 3M sprays was returning its sup- ply of spray adhesives oil or- orders from 3M. A manager at Be slim said the cans should be going back Wednesday or Thursday. Canada Paint on 7th Street has 20 cans of the Krylon Spray Adhesive and has not been notified cf any restrictions on their sale. Adhesive sold in city DISPUTE THREATENS CITY CONSTRUCTION Work on the new public li- brary and the North Leth- bridge distillery may grind to a halt before the end of Sep- tember if Lethbridge carpen- ters reject a conciliator's award today. The 45 members of Local 846 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America have already re- jected the Sl.40 an hour in- crease in a vote held by their The vote today will be a government-supervised one at the Board of Industrial Re- lations office in the provincial administration building. Locals across the province rejected the award by a 95. per cent margin. The union says its goal is parity with other trades which have a four-year apprenticeship pro- gram. The conciliator's offer would result in hourly wages for carpenters of to an hour. Robert business rep- resentative for Local said Wednesday construction at the distillery and mu- nicipal hospital laundry would stop if the Local votes to strike. The earliest possible strike vote following a rejection of the conciliation offer would be in the middle of Septem- ber. Court decision says Peigan official Store not notified Lethbridge Book Store changes owners Saturday A change of ownership has been announced by Lsthbridge Bible Book Store Bernard and Edith Steen. Effective Sept. l. the book- store will be owned and oper- ated by Keith former- ly of Calgary. The premises will adopt a new Cha- risma Book Store. first sale was for made with fear and trembling years Mrs. Steen said. customers have come from a radius of 50 or 60 sometimes even from Great Mont. They rep- resent all denominations' and are the cream of the church Mrs. Steen said in conjunc- tion with book the store has become a spiritual coun- selling centre. counselled people from broken inised-up people and folk just seeking divine she said. The Steens came to Canada from New York in 1357. They have two married sons. Tre- a pastor at and a carpenter in and five grand- children. An enlarged selection of Christias books will be stock- ed by the new owner. The store is situated at 303 Street S. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A Supreme Court of Can- ada ruling that Indian women who marry white men should lose treaty status was a fair the director of Pei- gan Social Services said Wed- nesday. think Indian women marrying white men should lose their status. It's been in the Indian Act for a long time and women should think about it before getting mar- ried to a white Mar- garet Yellow Horn said. Under the Indian an Indian man who marries a white woman retains his In- dian status. An Indian wom- an who marries a non-Indian loses treaty rights. This section of the act had been appealed to the Su- preme Court on the basis that it was discriminatory against women and therefore in vio- lation of the Canadian Bill of Rights. In a decision Mon- the court ruled that the Bill of Rights cannot amend the British North America Act under which the federal government has exclusive right to legislate Indian af- fairs. Mrs. Yellow Horn said that on some band funds and lands are in short supply and if an Indian woman brought her white husband onto a the white hus- band would receive a share of band funds and have use of reserve land. Rose Yellow a coun- sellor with Native Counsel- ling in told The Herald the section in the In- dian Act doss discriminate against women and suggest- ed that Indian men marry- ing white women should also lose Indian status. In she suggested that in the case of an Indian woman should be able to regain treaty rights and return to the reserve. are ways of living on the reserve and when a woman she finds it hard to get by in the If a mixed marriage breaks she an Indian wom- an often ends up on the streets where she may run into conflict with the law. And although she could re- turn to reserve to there would be a stigma attached to her because she would have been involved in the law and may have been in Mrs. Yellow Feet said. Leroy Little a law student at the University of Utah who has spent the sum- mer trying to establish a na- tive studies program at the University of said from a legal point of view he approves of the de- cision but personally he is not happy with it. should have equal he if the Indian Act had been thought out before it was there wouldn't be a Mr. Little Bear suggested that if treaty status was based on Indian blood in- stead of a legal the whole problem of mixed mar- riages would be eliminated. He said in the United persons having at least one quarter Indian blood are eligible for treaty rights. status is then a birthright that can't be taken Mir. Little Bear said. The manager of the paint store said he has had the cans on the shelf for a long time and the company may not be aware he still has it in stock. been here for probably two years we mainly sell it to people in graphic arts and it is only on the sheives in front because we ran out of roam in the he said. The cans have since been taken off the front shelves and put in in the manager said. Roy manager of Lethbridge House of Color. College carries other brands than those manufac- tured by Borden or 3M. He said the spray adhesives have been selling very well from his hobby store. has been a very popu- lar product for about 1'i years and has been on the market for about two he said. But. won't continue handling them if we get warn- ings on them coming lie added. Officials mull situation Hetail outlets are not the only ones hampered by a lack of information on the sprays. Local medical health of- Dr. A. A. and Del director of con- sumer affairs with the pro- vincial government in Edmon- told The Herald they have not received any infor- mation on the products or word from the federal gov- ernment on any plans to cur- tail their use. An official with the federal department of consumer af- told The Herald that a committee in Ottawa is investigating the U.S. data. the U.S. safety commission has pursued its ban with a report recom- mending that exposed expect- tant parents undergo an ex- and urging expos- ed persons planning a child to consider a delay. The campaign against jpray adhesives was launched after they were linked to mul- tiple birth defects in two Ok- lahoma City infants. Chromo- some damage was subse- quently detected in the in- fants' parents and four other adults. J. W. head the hazardous products division of the consumer affairs de- calls it rather serious and recommends consumers im- mediately stop using any of the products. The products are widely used by hobbyists and graphic artists to affix small- er pieces of material to art works or designs. Day-care centre refused A 27 suite and apartments were approved by the Municipal Planning Commission but an application to establish a north side day care centre was turned down. The day care centre appli- cation by Mrs. Jean Staudin- ger at 2C07 13th St. N. was refused because the commis- sion ruled it was not a home occupation and there f o is couldn't be established in a residential area. To qualify as a home oc- cupation the applicant or re- latives must work at the ad- dress and in this case Mrs. Staudingcr planned on hiring staff to run the centre. The 27 suite apartment is to be erected by Galko De- velopment Ltd. at 413 12th St. and the four four-suite apartments will be built by Harcourt Development Corp- oration at 1901 ant 1905 23rd St. N. Chief away City police chief Ralph D. Michelson is attending the an- nual convention of Canadian Police Chiefs' Association in this week. The week-long convention will focus on methods of effi- cisnt and effective law en- forcement. Man jailed for fraud A man who defrauded Leth- bridge businesses of about with bad cheques was sentenced in provincial court Wednesday to two years in jail. Provincial Judge L. W. Hud- son recommended that Peter no fixed ed- be sent to the pentien- tiary in Drumheller so he can continue his education. Tschetter pleaded guilty to the charges last week. County ratepayers group to write cabinet brief County of Lethbridge rate- payers will meet Wediresday night to formulate a brief to be presented to the provincial cabinet on its Southern Al- meet the tour. The to be held in the Canadian Western Natur- al Gas Co. auditorium at Sept. will also elect a slate of officers for toe organization. is being Lethbridge lawyer Steve Denecky to challenge tax assessments on small holdings in the county. In an attempt to make his complaint Mr. De- necky hads originally chal- lenged the bx assessments of all County of Lethbridge councillirs but later with- Future green. belt A new park de- veloped by Engineered Homes Ltd. and the city takes shape in the Pork Meadows subdivision in northeast Lethbridge. Ly- ing between 23rd and 28th Streets at about 16th Av- enue N. the park is the first in the city to be devel- oped this although it is common in other cities such as Calgary for sob- division developers to build parks entirely by them- selves says city porks chief Bill Brown. In this case. Engineered is doing the grading and tree while the city is locking after the irrigation sys- grass and shrubs. advantage for the devel- iays Mr. it that the park gets finished sooner than it would if city was footing the providing an attrac- tion for buyers at an earlier stage. Part of ff Park Meadows subdivi- sion is laneless with homes tacking right onto the which is expected to be completed next spring.