Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wtdniidny, Dewmbsf 2, 1970 THt UTHBRID65 HERAID Eamon dc Valcra, at 88, to world's oldest active statesman; was reported by friends Sun- day to be considering retiring as president of the Irish Re- public. The American born Irish EAMON DE VALEHA May step down patriot, whose term has nearly three years to run, is known to be in failing health and worried about his ailing 92-year-old wife. Some quarters predict that de Valera, still a political power, may step down in January. Although the job of president is largely .honorary, he is under a strain at his age even in carrying out ceremonial duties. De Valera's early retirement could help restore unity in the strife-torn ruling Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny) party, which he founded, by opening the way for controversial Prime Minister Jack Lynch to move up to the presidency. De Valera's career began with his fight for Ireland's inde- pendence from Britain as a leader of the Easter Rebellion of 1916. Former premier G. I. Smith of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Smith have returned to their Truro, N.S. home from Bermuda where Mr. Smith recovered from a heart attack. He suffered the attack while vacationing after the Oct. 13 provincial election which Ms Progressive Conservative party lost He spent several weeks in hospital. _______ A member of his family said Ml'. Smith is as well as can be expected. American adventurer Devcre Baker intends to make the world's longest raft the Persian Gulf to prove that Jews could have dis- covered the Americas. Announcing plans for the 000-mile voyage, Baker said his raft Lehi VI will be 30 feet wide and 80 feet Ions with a crew of 16. He said the S250.000 cost of the trip would be met by the people of his tome town of Redondo Beach, Calif. Richard Cardinal pushing, who died Nov. 2. often said he has no personal fortune and that he would die without one. His will was filed in Boston at the office of the Suffolk Coun- ty register of probate, Louis F tion." "So far as my own person is the will said, "I have no insurance, bank depos- its, investments or other hold- ings whatsover; I entered the service of God poor and without property; I have always aspired to leave it equally unencum- bered." joe Dnimmond an eighth- generation Canadian, said in Vancouver he has always felt 'black first and Canadian sec- ond." Mr. Drummond, the only black member of the New Brunswick human rights com- mission, is in Vancouver to as- sist and advise the black com- munity with a survey into the needs and problems of blacks in British Columbia. Britain's newest refuges the Iman of Yemen. Mohammed al-Badr, 50, who fled his capital and spent two years hiding in a cave in the Yemen mountains before cross- ing into Saudi Arabia, has ta- ken a house in the English coun- tryside. With him are three of his four wives. Callers are told: "His high- ness is ill and confined to bed. He is not seeing visitors." Britain recently recognized fhs republicans who overthrew he monarch. Weary Washington hits GM pact WASHINGTON (AP) The White House, resorting to a pol- icy it earlier rejected, criticized here the wage settlement in the General Motors strike and a presidential board's recommen- dation to increase wages in the railway industry. In its second inflation alert. President Nixon's council of economic advisers also focused attention on price increases by the automobile industry, the oil industry and the transportation industry. The White House thus moved Into fostering an "incomes pol- a phrase covering presi- dential pressure to hold down inflationary wage and price in- creases. The council said that the Gen- Licences cancelled OTTAWA (CP) Companies selling seed treatment pesti- cides containing mercury had their registrations for treat- ments to be used on wheat, oats, barley and rye cancelled Tuesday, the agriculture depart- ment announced. The cancellation will not ef- fect stocks already held by re- tailers. In a news release, the depart- ment said that registration for mercurial seed dressings for sugar beets, turnips, safflowcrs, sorghums, flax and other oil seed crops and vegetables under the Pest Control Products Act will continue in 1971. But the treatments can only be sold if the "labelling clearly recommends against use on cer- eals." The news release said alterna- tive seed treatments and other control measures are being in- troduced to take the place of mercury which has been "the mainstay of seed disease control measures for decades." FROTHY FUNDS BIRMINGHAM, England (CP) The city fathers here are brewing up a plan to cut local brewing their own beer. It would cost about million to set the scheme up, but forecasts suggest profits eventually could be used to re- duce municipal lax levels. eral Motors settlement, "if gen- eralized throughout the econ- omy, would crowd further up- ward costs per unit of output, and, therefore, the price level." EXCEEDS PRODUCTIVITY "Apart from further increases through the cost-of-living esca- lator for the years ahead, the increase substantially exceeds any trend estimate of gains in national the council said. The council reserved an opin- ion on the railway wage pack- age as a whole but zeroed in on a so-called cost-of-living escala- tor clause under consideration. "If an assumption about infla- tion that represents no improve- ment is explicitly embedded into a contract for future years, we thereby guarantee that these costs and prices will continue rising at an unchanged the council said. The presidential board has recommended wage increases in the railway industry averag- ing 11 per cent a year over three years. The board did not specifically recommend a cost- of-living escalator clause but did note that including one would yield a wage increase in excess of nine per cent an- nually. OH, PRICES RAISED The council also noted price Increases in the oil industry, saying that they come "when petroleum inventories are at a level higher than is normal for this time of year." Multiple sclerosis vaccine possible LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) The Salk Institute says a substance it has developed has beai suc- cessfully used to prevent a type of multiple sclerosis in annuals. Dr. Edwin Eylar said here the substance, a chemically mo- dified molecule known as HNB derivative, also lias reversed the disease in rabbits, guinea pigs and monkeys and could lead to development of a vac- cine for humans. He said an animal condition called experiment! autoallergic encephalomyel i t i s, or EAE, closely resembles human multi- ple sclerosis and some scientists believe they are identical. After a healthy animal gets a shot of HNB ,which derives from human and cattle nerve protein, it becomes immune to the substance used to cause EAE, he said. If the animal is already ill, it gets well. Frisco (dirty movie capital? of the ivorld SAN FRANCISCO The first international erotic film festival starts here de- spite protest from local people over San Francisco's growing reputation as the "dirty movie capital of the world." Prize money total ling will be of it to the best film at the festival and the rest divided among other entries, the organizers have an- nounced. The festival, sponsored by an independent producer of erotic films and a local theatre spe- cializing in such films, has at- tracted 80 entries. "All the evidence now points to a virus as the cause of multi' pie he said in an in- terview, adding that an esti- mated persons are af- flicted by the disease in this country every year. Eylar suggested the virus that causss multiple sclerosis in hu- mans gets into the nervous sys- tem and becomes coated with a nerve protein. Then the body's immune system makes antibod- ies that attack not only the virus but also the protein. When the antibodies raech the nervous system they start destroying myelin, which is the protective sheath around nerve and brain cells. Additional research may prove conclusively that the Al protein is involved in multiple sclerosis as it is in EAE, he said, in which case the HNB vaccine developed at Salk may be tested on humans. Telephone rate boost approved OTTAWA (CP) Bell Can- ada received federal permission Tuesday to bill customers be- tween 15 cents and 70 cents more a month from Jan. 1 on basic charges for local tele- phone service in Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Northwest Territories. The Canadian Transport Com- mission, federal regulatory agency, also authorized in- creases of between five cents and 15 cents a month in Bell's monthly charges for extras such as extension phones and button- dial telephones. Bell had applied last June for permission to increase charges on basic monthly bills and for equipment extras by about eVt per cent each. The commission granted the company's requested rate of in- crease for the extras, but ruled that advances on monthly bills for basic, local telephone serv- ice should be held to 3% per cent, rounded to the nearest nickel. The commission estimated the approved rate changes would yield Bell an additional ?22.5 million in total revenue on the basis of 1970 business. The in- creases sought by the company would have yielded an addi- tional million. The resultant rate of return on total capital invested was forecast at 7.5 per in earnings for every invested can plans new plant EDMONTON (CP) Alcan Canadian Products Ltd. will build a million aluminum extrusion plant in Alberta to serve the prairie market, the company announced here. R. W. F. Phillips, vice pres- ident from Vancouver, said con- struction of the new plant is expected to start in 1971. Total construction cost, includ i n g working capital, will be about million. The company said it has not yet determined where the plant will be built. The plant will house an alu- minum extrusion press and painting facility and will em- ploy approximately 50 persons and will eventually have an an- nual output valued at more than million. "The decision reflects our conviction that Alberta and the prairie economy have a bright future." Mr. Philips said. EXPERTS TAPED EDINBURGH (CP) Lead- ing British scientists will be asked to put their Jives down on tape in a new project sponsored by the university here. The or- ganizers intend building up a bi- ographical sound library which will supplement written records for future generations. Inter- view will total about 12 hours on each subject. by the company on new plant, equipment and pared with the 7.C per cent pro- posed by Bell. The rate of return this year Is expected to work out to 7.3 per cent, the same as last year. The commission had ruled to 19C6 that Bell's rate of return on capital should be held between C.2 and C.6 per cent, but it waived that regulation in rul- ings last year and again Tues- day. LIKE CHURCHILL WARSAW (AP) Handwrit- ten notice tacked up at a bus stop: "My dog. a boxer, brown, with a mug like Churchill, is lost. I will pay for getting him back." 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