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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 46 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 18, 1974 Genes transmitted by Hi down there! About 40 feet above the ground at the Canbra Foods Ltd. plant, a snowman poses, looking like a youthful politician gesturing to his followers. Frosty will at least melt in a better location than the average snowman, who drains away into the cold earth, or a city gutter. New York Times Service WASHINGTON A group of genes from early relatives of man and monkey was once transferred directly to cats by a virus infection, scientists have concluded after exten- sive chemical tests. This seemingly bizarre case of genetic transfer between distant species is the first ever authenticated in animals, according to Dr. George J. Todaro, chief of the National Cancer Institute's virus leukemia and lymphoma branch. Todaro believes the research has important im- plcations for studies of evolu- tion and the understanding of cancer. Such transfers of genetic information are known to occur in bacteria, but not heretofore in the higher animals, he said. How often it occurs in mammals is not known. The event that.caused the direct transfer of genetic in- formation from primate to cat must have been a virus infec- tion about 5 to 10 million years ago, Todaro and his colleagues believe. The evidence that the transfer took place came Sears Save up to Playtex fashions a-18-hour bras. Cotton-lined nylon iace cups, suspended in lightweight elastic. Wht Reg. Reg. 18R 000 020. 18-hour styling with semi-sheer lace cups (not Wht. Reg. 50, Reg. 18R000021. 18-hour panties and girdles. Exclusive stays in place when you're active1 Reinforced front panel. Panties have nylon tricot crotch, inner leg panel. Girdles have shaped front, 4 garters. Wht. b-Pull-on girdle slides on easily. Sizes M, L, Reg. Size XL, Reg. 95, 002 697. c-Zipper girdle. M, L, Reg 95, XL, Reg 18R 002 660. d-Fashion leg pantie. A wear-with-all. 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At Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. until Christmas Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 from detailed che'mical com- parison of genetic material from the species studied. The conclusion that the event took place 5 to 10 million years ago is based on chemical differences in material from cat and primate assumed to have been caused by mutations over the long span of years. The first of genes involved in the transfer had been native to the ancestors of the modern primates and was carried by the virus particles to the ancestors of the domestic cat, the scientists concluded. Their studies show that today, all breeds of domestic cats have these viral genes that show close chemical relationships to comparable genetic material found in man, gorilla, baboon, chim- panzee and a dozen or more species of old world monkeys. Details of the studies are to be published soon in several scientific reports. Genes are the chemical determinants of heredity in all living things. In their chemistry they carry instruc- tions telling each new genera- tion of living cells what it can do and what it can become. They govern the shape and nature of life, determining which creatures will sprout feathers, fur or hair, as well as such crucial subtleties as the chemistry of the blood and the production of enzymes. The chemical of which genes are made is the com- plex nucleic acid called deox- ynbonucleic acid Viruses, which some scien- tists have described as genes looking for a place to function, are minute packages contain- ing either DNA or a closely related nucleic acid called ribonucleic acid The foreign genes that have become a part of the cat's nor- mal inheritance are presumed to be material from viruses that has become so intimately integrated with the animal's genetic machinery that it is passed from generation to generation with normal cellular genes Sunken liners targets of treasure hunters THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunken ships conjure up a romantic image of hidden treasure and schemes are constant- ly being hatched to try and get at them. One of the most sought-after ghosts of the deep is the British liner Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine only 10 miles off the sleepy Irish fishing town of Kinsale on May during the First World War. Another favorite quarry is the Italian lux- ury liner Andrea Doria, which went down in 240 feet of water off Nantucket, Mass., after a collision with the Swedish vessel Stockholm, on July 25, 1956. There have been persistent reports that the Lusitania was carrying a fortune in gold bull- ion when a torpedo sent the great four- stacker to the bottom with the loss of lives. These tales of lost gold have been steadily denied but it is known that the Lusitania was carrying about million worth of non- ferrous metals, gunmetal and copper ingots in her cargo, tons of bronze in her huge pro- pellers, brass in her fittings and still more copper and brass in her engine room. A far richer prize is the Doria. The scrap value of her hull and superstructure alone has recently been estimated at million. The liner was also reported to be carrying about million in cash, a solid silver plaque valued at more than and a king's ran- som in personal jewelry and works of art. The question is how to get at the riches. A British engineer has come up with a scheme to pump the Lusitania full of nitrogen, draw plastic sheets around her by remote control and wait for the trapped gas to bring the ship to the surface. But the Lusitania has been under water so long that there may be no way to trap the gas. Divers who have examined the ship say part of her superstructure and her four funnels have collapsed and the pine decks have been eaten away by the sea. But the foredecks were made of teak and are still there. Oceanographers have proposed using a converted submarine or sealab to salvage the Doria. Such a project would cost an es- timated million but estimates of the liner's worth would make even such an outlay worthwhile. Instability mark Italy politics ROME (CP) Bombs are blasting piazzas, there is an endless drumroll of strikes and the cabinet is engaged in another game of musical chairs. No wonder Italian politics are unstable, you may think, with 37 governments since the Second World War and seven political parties to choose from. But the real problem of Italian politics may be that they are too stable and un- changing, with too few real choices open to'voters. Here is one picture of Rome's Byzantine politics gained in interviews with Ital- ians and knowledgeable for- eigners here, a stop-action replay of a crazy game al- most nobody understands. Start with the Christian Democrats, the conservative middle-road party that has formed the core of every gov- ernment since Mussolini's fall and has produced every prime minister. They got the largest slice of the per the 1972 elections. At the far left are the Com- munists, who have never been in a coalition government al- though they came second in 1972 with 27.2 per cent Between the two, and then off to the right, lie the other Social Demo- crats, Liberals, Republicans and neo-Fascists But don't try to remember them. Hardly anybody votes for them and their policy dif- ferences rarely matter. Ex- cept, of course, for the neo- Fascists Because the Christian Democrats get the most votes, they get first crack at forming a government. From 1963 to this fall, that had al- ways meant a centre-left coa- lition of Socialists, Social Democrats and Republicans. But in the latest coalition only the Republicans have been in- cluded in a two-party cabinet. So, because voters can be almost sure that the Christian Democrats will lead a govern- ment and the Communists the opposition, their real choice boils down to those two. The statistics show that is just how the voters reason. Votes rarely veer more than a few percentage points from one party to another in elec- tions. In this all-Catholic country, the church has always sup- ported the Christian Demo- crats, which some still call its political right arm. But if the voting pattern is rigid, the coalitions created never are. 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