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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta lorurday, J, THf tfTHBRIDGE HERAID 27 From Chore Girl To Glamor Girl TWASN'T JOLLY OLD SAINT NICK Firemen attempt to free Michael Bailey from a fireplace chimney at the Chico Mobile Country Club's recreation hall where he was trapped. A rope was finally lowered from the roof but before his extrication he was forced to shed practically oil his clothing which kept snagging on the chimney's brick interior. Moments after being freed he was lead off by police and booked on a burg- lary charge. __________________________________ 'Negative' view hit on pollution problem EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government is not sincere about protecting the environ- ment, an anti pollution group says. S'ave Tomorrow, Oppose Pol- lution said James Henderson, health minister and possible head of the new department of environ mental improvement, has consistently taken a nega- tive view of the need for envir- onmental protection. "His public statements do not Anti-pollution measure doesn't satisfy Davis Fisheries Minis- ter Jack Davis said Friday he is "not entirely satisfied" that sufficient anti pollution meas- ures have been taken in build- ing the large oil refinery at Come-By-Chance, Nfld. The minister, answering a Commons question by Walter Carter (PC St. John's said he will "be making fur- ther inquiries" into pollution prevention facilities at the re- finery. He told David Anderson Esquimau Saanich) that the fisheries department has taken the initiative to examine such facilities under amendments to the Canada Fisheries Act pass- ed by Parliament last session. These enable the department to prohibit industrial activity if it is not satisfied anti pollu- tion equipment is satisfactory. NATO OFFICIAL NAMED OTTAWA (CP) Commo- dore Douglas Boyle, 46, of Revelstoke, B.C., has been ap- pointed director general of perjonnel production at Cana- dian forces headquarters ef- fective March 1. attempt to educate the public to appreciate the value of the environment. Instead he has made statements to the effect that the public will refuse to pay the price of environmenta" protection. "Mr. Henderson recently stat- ed that environmentalists tern to be slightly the statement said. "On the con trary, it seems more than slightly schizophrenic for the Alberta government to choose the cabinet minister least sym pathetic to environmental con cern as the man to design am head a department of environ mental improvement." Environmental organizations in Alberta are united in censur ing Mr. Henderson far a mem orandum that will intimid ate civil serva: I STOP said. The memorandum reminded civi servants not to comment pub licly on environmental policy. "If Alberta's environment is to be protected there must be scientific freedom, objectivitj and openness among those who study it including govern ment employees." The remarkable story of rapeseed By JIM NEAVES I Canadian Press Staff Writer From chore girl to glamor girl is the remarkable change affected by rapeseed in just 28 years. Introduced during the Sec- ond World War by the federal agriculture department its main use was in supplying oil to lubricate machines to pro- duce war materials. Now it's i'sed as a base for margarine, in salad oils and shortening, and is canned, bottled and sold in bulk as a vegetable oil. Soon rapeseed meal protein may be sold as food for hu- mans. In 1342, the department had to persuade farmers to grow the steS, but thanks to the work of scientists it now is a multi-million-dpllar product to prairie farmers. Canada, is in fact, the world's largest exporter of rapeseed with this year's crop forecast at 79.5 million- bushels, about 43 per cent more than last year's crop. In the 1969-1970 crop year exports reached a record 22.2 million bushels up from the previous-record 14.3 million bushels a year earlier. GET PROMPT PAYMENT One of rapeseed's chief at- tractions for farmers is that it's a cash can get full and immediate pay- ment on deliveries made to el- evators. Dr. Keith Downey of the Saskatoon agricultural r e- search station is one of the world's foremost authorities on rapeseed and was a key figure in projects which made rapeseed a sought-after crop. Several years ago, when the industrial market for rape- seed was at a low ebb, Dr. Downey decided that the oil could find a market in the manufacture o f margarine, and salad oils. He was successful, but re- ceived a setback when the federal food and drug admin- istration decided to bar, rapj seed oil as food because of er- ucic acid content which was considered a health hazard. Dr. Downey however, pi- oneered a erucic-acid-free va- riety which he called "oro, be- cause that's' the Spanish word for gold." A major packing firm dis- covered that oro oil had ad- vantages over traditional rapeseed and soybean oil in the manufacture of partially hydrogenated salad oil. ORO'S FAME SPREAD In 1967 five major food com- panies expressed interest, in oro, and its fame spread. In September this year there was a flurry of concern about the levels of fatty acids in rapeseed based on labora- tory reports in Europe and Canada. The Rapeseed Association of Canada quickly advised that Canada's product in gen- eral was 40 per cent lower in erucic acid than the oil pro- duced in any other country 4We have proved the need for stronger cars' MONTREAL (CP) Consum- ers were told Friday to concen- trate a little more on the dura- bility cf automobiles and a little less on their glitter. Charles Moreau, manager of the Quebec division of the Insur- ance Bureau of Canada, said that Canadian insurance compa- nies pay out to repair and replace flimsy cars each day of the year. Speaking at a symposium on misleading advertising, he de- scribed modern automobiles as being "so easy to dent, they cost too much to repair and they offer little protection." "I'm sure if we could get a group of engineers to design a car for modern conditions they'd probably come up with something that could withstand an impact of reasonable intens- ity. "Today's cars? They're noth- ing but luxury items." The symposium heard statis- tics gather.V between 19C6 and 1970 which showed that Ihc cost of metal parts rose by 19 re- cent, copper parts by 34 per cent, fender replacements by 35 per cent and nuts, bolts and screws and other parts by 21 per cent. During that period, medical and dental fees for parsons in- jured in auto accidents rcsc by 23 and 29 per cent respectively. PROVED NEED Mr. Moreau said "we have proved the need for stronger cars in (his age ol swiftly-rising prices. "All we can do is put the facts to the public and wait for ac- tion." Michael Trcbilcock, a McGill University law professor, said a reform in legal procedure is necessary if misleading adver- tising is to be reformed. He said legal processes are often inaccessible to consumers who have a complaint about a particular product or advertis- ing or sales practice. 'Logistically, it pays no one at present, whatever his finan- cial position, to litigate a small consumer claim. "Thus, the challenge facing the law in making the courts open to everyone who has a legal claim is formidable. Until that challenge is met, all the substantive reform in this, as in other areas of laymen's protec- tion, will go for naught." Mr. Trebilcock said the ability o f governmental regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission in the United States to deal with misleading advertising is becoming blunted. SUBJECTED TO PRESSURE The agencies were subjected to political pressure through threats to cut financial appro- priations. and also became "tamed" by being in too close contact with the industry they were supposed lo regulate. Mr. Trebilcock said the FTC receives about complaints a year. It investigates about one out of eight and only one in 10 of those investigations actually results in an action. Ron Basford, federal con- sumer affairs minister, said his Canadian counterpart agency receives about 300 complaints monthly alleging misleading ad- vertising. Since last July 31, 1969, 33 cases under the Combines In- v e s t i g a t i o n Act have been brought to court with 11 convic- tions. Another prosecutions were initiated under the mis- leading price advertising sec- tion and 34 were completed. In his speech, delivered by Warren Allmand, MP for Mont- real Notre-Dame-de-Grace, he said that the volume of mislead- ing advertising may eventually make the public immune to all forms of appeal and enlighten- ment. "It is a great pity, if the im- pact of such useful information is lost through conditioned mis- trust cr if the advertiser who wishes to be honest is driven to exaggeration by the inflated claims of his competitors." He said the consumer is of prime importance in that his choice to buy a product affects the economy. If his decision to buy certain products is based on false descriptions, misleading market information or irrespon sible claims of performance then the "inaccuracies of choice make it impossible for him to do his part in directing the besl use of The conference, sponsored by the Canadian Consumer Coun- cil, concludes today. Rhodesia Offers Unique Opportunities May we encourage your interest in the attractive em- ployment opportunities we can offer in Rhodesia? Excep- tional climate, excellent school and health facilities, sophis- ticated amenities, congenial working conditions and well- paid jobs. The life is second to none. You will find you pay considerably less tax, have a lower, cost of living and eniby higher standards than you ever thought possible. The field is wide open for considerable numbers of skilled workers and professional officers. We hove immedi- ate vacancies for qualified Auto-Electricians, Boilermakers, Fitter, Welders, Electricians, Carpenters, Brick- layers, Plumbers, Coach-Builders, Printing Technicians, Shop- fitters, Sheelmetol Workers, Cabinet Makers. Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Mining, Chemical Engineers and Tech- nicians. Geologists, etc. We can arrange assistance with transport in many cases. No fees charged for our placement services. Write for further details or post this coupon to Rhodesion Agencies, P.B. 711, Causeway, Salisbury, Rhodesia. Rhodeiian Afjenciei, P.B. 711, CAUSEWAY, SALISBURY, RHODESIA. Please send me further details on Situations Vacant. Name............................................ Address.......................................... Date available Occupation .....................Alternative Qualifications Age Married.... Single.... Children.... Ages............ and "soon the farmers of this country will be able to supply all erucic-acid-frce oil." C. II. Jefferson, the federal agriculture plant products di- rector, said the oro variety is an interim type for use until enough seed is avail- able from two newer varieties -named SZ and SPA. While these new types are free of the suspect fatly acids, they have not been fully checked by the lood and drug directorate. It was through Dr. Dow- ney's efforts that sufficient steels of oro seed now are available but the Alberta Wheat Pool, in its October newsletter said it will not en- courage the use of oro. NEEDS LONGER SEASON The pool said oro needs a longer growing season than the traditional varieties now used in AJberta and it is "doubtful" oro can be suc- cessfully grown north of Cal- gary. Supporting the transition to the new erucic-acid-free vari- eties, the Pool said it believes Wheat Pool dividends announced CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Wheat Fool has an- nounced patronage dividends of for distri b u t i o n to members who delivered grain to the marketing co-operative during the 1969-70 crop year. Delegates to the annual meet- ing authorized refunds of in cash and in reserves. The refunds will be 4.23 cents a bushel, including 1.5 cents in cash, on deliveries of wheat, oats, barley, flax, rye anc rapeseed. For the same grains deliver- ed as seed, members will re- ceive 1.5 cents on the d o 11 a r value with one-third in casl and the remainder in reserves 'C a n a d a's customers and growers will be better served by maintaining" traditional types until they can be re- placed. Japan now is Canada's larg- est rapeseed customer and the Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors Ltd. plant at Leth- bridge is the largest single user of rapesced in Canada, currently buying nearly four million bushels a year from Alberta producers. There are predictions of a steady increase in rapeseed production and marketing, but David Walker, an Alberta ag- riculture department market- ing economist, has urged farmers not to rush to deliver this year's crop. He said the producers must keep a close watch on daily prices, about a bushel now at local points, and avoid flooding the move which would depress prices. Mr. Walker estimates this year's sales will be 35 million bushels, leaving a carryover of about 45 million bushels. "It is anticipated that the opportunity to build up stocks will be. welcomed by the he said. Meanwhile, Dr. Downey con- tinues his work, hoping to pro- duce a variety that will pro- vide meal ideal as a livestock and poultry feed. He wants to make rapeseed meal even more competitive with soybean meal, thus ex- panding, crops at home and abroad. "Food researchers already have demonstrated they can make artificial meats from soybean meal" he said. "The research branch Is going to be looking at this market for our rapesecfj meal because it may give our grow- ers a boost in profits." >A OWN A PROFITABLE Kampground Become a successful mem- ber of KOA, largest interna- tional system of deluxe, family campgrounds. Cosh In on the booming reation field. Modest invest- ment brings instant cash- flow and strong earnings. Proven operating methods. Choice Canadian areai ft III available, Write: KOA (Canada) ltd., DepJ. L, 614 6th Ave. S.W., Calgary Alberia, for free information. DON'T BUY A GUITAR ANYWHERE! -or Drums, Amps, Brass, Etc. Until You've Seen YAMAHA! dollar for dollar so far advanced in quality and it's unbelievable-AND AT THE LOWEST PRICES POSSIBLE that musical gift now. Hurry! Hurry! CHRISTMAS DRUM SALE! 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