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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 5 monaay, December THE LETHBRIOGE HER) Buchanan to take requests to gov't SHOPPERS CROWD THE PAVEMENT ON LONDON'S OXFORD STREET Christmas the best of times, and the worst LONDON, Ont. (CP) Judd Buchanan, federal minister of Indian affairs told district Indian leaders Satur- day that he would take their requests for exemption from income tax on family allowances to the federal ministers of national revenue and finance. Harry Miskokomon, one of several Indian band representatives who met with Mr. Buchanan to air grievances, told the minister that Indian families on the Chippewa of the Thames reserve near here received letters last summer stating that if they did not send in social insurance numbers by last September their family allowances would be cut off by January. Mr. Miskokomon said the average income on the reserve is a year and the unemployment rate is GO to 90 per cent. He said many band members do not have a social insurance number. "They are unfamiliar with these things and uneasy with them, "he added. The Union of Ontario In- dians petitioned the govern- ment last July for exemption from tax on family allowances for Canada's status In- dians. The National Indian Brotherhood has made the same request. Mr. Buchanan told band representatives that tax ex- emption decisions are not his and revenue or finance ministries would have to act on the request. The Indian Act deems in- ,come earned on the reserve exempt from taxation. 'Mr. Buchanan said Revenue Minister Ron Basford would have to rule whether family allowance is on-reserve or off- reserve income. "This is not a new he said. Chief Donald Isaacs, of the Walpole Island band near Wal- laceburg, Ont., said Indians must have special status and therefore be exempt from laws governing other Canadians. "We have always been In- dians, not persons, and we want to remain Indians, not he said The Indian Act has always governed Indians in Canada and no other act should supercede it, he argued. He said that in only one section of the act are Indians referred to as persons 4Space suit9 may help sick children on earth Gaiety and gloom pervasive in Britain LONDON (AP) A jarring air pervades the Christmas scene in Britain this year, a mixture of gaiety and gloom, twinkling fantasy and stark though the costumed figures in de- partment store windows on Oxford Street had come to life. Depicting Christmas epi- sodes in the novels, the store display begins with Mr. Pick- wick arriving for the holiday feast at Dingley Dell and ends with Oliver Twist huddling with the urchin pickpockets over a coal fire in a North London slum. Real-life Lon- don sees its reflection in the glass: glitter and privilege, crime and squalor. Outside on the crowded pavement, shoppers hurry by, but the red postal box on the corner is sealed shut and posted with a warning against Irish Republican Army bombs. Business is booming, the merchants all carol, for the first time since 1909 the great store, Selfridges, is without its huge facade of Christmas lights. For the sec- ond year in a row there are no festive figures arching over Regent Street in a glow of tinsel and winking bulbs. Runaway inflation (17.1 per more stringent fire regulations and fears of an- other winter power shortage have dimmed Santa's corpor- ate image. A Salvation Army band booms out God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" over the strident INCOME TAX COURSE BY CORRESPONDENCE You can Earn Extra Income Learn how to prepare the new Tax Forms and become an INCOME TAX CONSULTANT For Full Details. Contact CANADIAN SCHOOL OF TAX ACCOUNTING 150 EGLINTON AVENUE E TORONTO. ONTARIO M4P1E8 cries of news vendors who dis- turb a gentleman's nightly rest with headlines about ris- ing unemployment, sugar shortages, a backlash against the Irish, deportation of terrorists and a growing senti- ment to bring back the gallows. But Nureyev is dancing The Nutcracker at Covent Garden and Susan Hampshire is Pe- ter Pan, and despite the bomb scares and soaring ticket prices, holiday bookings are 20 per cent ahead of last year. There are fewer corner postal boxes to receive this season's greetings, but some- how 800 million cards will find their way into the post office, officials estimate. A five-foot Christmas tree now costs 80 pence, about ?2, a third more' than last year, but the forestry commission expects three million to stand in British living rooms by Christ- mas Eve. The front pages of most evening papers one day this week pictured bread lines all over England because of the national bakers' strike. The morning papers, the same day, featured a murder sus- pect, nameless and faceless, being hurried into court under a blanket in Guildford to face charges in a pub bombing. The National Council for Civil Liberties, already dis- turbed by the deportation powers in the new anti-IRA terrorist act and the cries for the hangman's return, couldn't recall when a defend- ant's name had last been kept secret in open court. Dating from last month's pub bombings in Birming- ham, in which 20 died and 183 were injured, the treasured YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 fabric of the British con- stitutional system has been coming apart slightly, not in shreds and tatters, but enough to reveal the pressures tugg- ing at traditional freedoms. What lies behind the fabric of law and civilized values is the spectre of the roaring, violent and sometimes merrie Discovery may explain cancer, fetus growth PARIS (Reuter) A new substance that might help ex- plain the development of a fetus as well as the spreading of a cancer and the rejection of a graft has been discovered here. Prof. Francois Jacob, a- Nobel Prize-winner in 1965, and a team of researchers of the Pasteur Institute, found that both a fetus and cancerous cells use the same mechanism to upset the natural defences of the hu- man body. Jacob, 54, and his aide, Prof. Robert Fauve, 44, told of their findings to the U.S. Academy of Science last week, informed sources said here. The French biologists said the mechanism that enables the implanting of a fetus in the womb of a woman and the spreading of cancerous cells in a human body is almost the same. This means that these foreign bodies are secreting a similar substance to beat off the attack of phagocytes, the cells that help the human body to remain immune. For the moment no name has been given to the mysterious substance. Usually when hostile cells are present in parts of a human body, the phagocytes attack and destroy them. But Jacob's team dis- covered that the phagocytes were paralysed when facing a cancerous cell. In their studies they decided to compare the phenomenon with the development of a fetus, and they discovered that cells in the placenta were preventing the fetus from be- ing destroyed by the phagocytes. It was originally believed that the mother secreted a substance protecting the fetus. The discovery shows that it is the fetus that defends itself chemically against the mother's phagocytes. It now is hoped that researchers will be able to develop an antidote to the sub- stance which could ensure the success of transplants, im- prove contraceptive techni- ques and help in the fight against cancer. RED CROSS JUNE BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Oyml, Civic Sports Centre Lethbridge TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY Dec. 10 from to p.m. Dec. 11 from to and 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 from to 11 a.m. md 6 to 9 p.m. r Objective; 900 Pints TO BE PRESENTED AT THE DEC. CLINIC 75th SCROLL MR. E.D. GIBBONS Picture Butte 50th SCROLLS MR. L.L. DROSTE Lethbridge MR. J.S. FRIESEN Lethbridge W.R. ERICK8ON Lethbridge G.H. VICKERS Lethbridge R.L. FRANCIS Lethbridge A.I. ENNS Coaldale A.S. GEERS Vauxhall A.D. THIESSEN Coaldale P.L. ZUBERSKY Coaldale F. DEMEESTER Raymond MR MR MR MR MR MR MR MR 35th SCROLLS 20 20th PINS 12 Lights may go out in Paris PARIS (Reuter) The French govern- ment, in an effort to cut consumption of energy, has issued a series of decrees that may change Paris from a city of lights to a city of darkness. The decrees, publish- ed Saturday in the of- ficial gazette, ban the lighting of store win- dows and the use of electrical advertising displays between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m Advertisements that encourage people to use more energy are also banned. It was not immediate- ly clear what measures will be taken against people who defy the bans, but similar orders issued last year ap- parently had little effect. Many Parisians remember a giant electrical billboard that last winter blazed its message through the night: "Save energy, use electricity." Protest ends LE HAVRE (Reuter) The crew of the luxury liner Prance Saturday ended a nearly three-months-long protest against the vessel's withdrawal from ser- vice They voted to withdraw strike pickets from the liner, officially taken out of service Oct. 31. The French government de- cided to scrap the world's longest liner because of massive financial losses. The 900-man crew kept it at sea in protest for four weeks during September ahd Oc- tober. England that Charles Dickens knew a little more than a cen- tury ago, with transported criminals out of Great Ex- pectations, the hangman from Barnaby Rudge, the seething slums of Oliver Twist, and the breadlines where Mr. Micaw- ber waited "in case anything turned up." Despite the gloom there are the chiming steeples, the steaming pud- ding, and streets as happily thronged as the rejuvenated Scrooge welcomed on Christ- mas morning. Lusty, villainous Olde Eng- land seems to come to life again in other recent news stories about a Kensington colonel with a fondness for spanking young ladies' bare bottoms and the Earl of Lu- can mysteriously missing from his mansion after the strangulation mur- der of the baby sitter whose body was found in a sack in the closet HOUSTON (AP) The peo- ple who developed the ward- robe for men on the moon are now working on a germ-free suit for special medical patients on earth. A group of engineers at the Johnson Space Centre, work- ing with doctors from the Baylor College of Medicine, are developing a portable, sterile garment that may give new freedom to several types of sick children. "It's kind of like a miniature space said Fred Spross, the supervisor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team working on the suit. The suit is made out of a> rubberized material, has soft, clear-plastic helmet and rubber gloves. Attached to the back is a collapsible tunnel used to transfer the patient into and out of the suit. A hose hooks the suit up to a portable fan system powered by batteries The fan system pulls air through a filter that is so efficient it removes even viruses from the air. The pure, sterile air is then pumped into the top of the suit and exhausted through valves at the ankle. Spross puts a 'price tag of about on each suit, should a manufacturer decide to produce them in quantity. Dr. Sue Crisswell. a Baylor microbiologist, said the suit will be valuable in the care of children with immunity defi- ciencies, such as David, a three-year-old who lives in a plastic bubble. Dr. Crisswell said immunity deficiencies are developed artifically in the treatment of leukemia, organ transplants and aplastic anemia. Such patients, she said, must be kept in a sterile en- vironment, usually glassed-in hospital rooms filled with filtered air. 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