Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ottembtr 27, 1972 THE LETHBKIOGe HEP.AVD 23 Death claimed famous citizens Smoking effects on health may be over-rated-scientist By THE CANADIAN 1'BESS Canada lost through death in some links v.ilh her historic past. Jean Montfjomerie-Bell died in Calga-.-y Jan. 28 at the age of 85. She was the last surviv- ing child ol Col. James F. Ma- cLeod who in 1374 established Fort MacLeod in Alberta, first outpost of constituted author- ity in the West. He was then an assistant commissioner of the North West Mounted Po- lice which became the RCMP, cow about to celebrate its centennial. Col. R. S. McLaughlin, who died in Oshawa, Ont, Jan. 6 at the age of 1W, virtually presided over Canada's tran- sition Irom the days of the horse-cart to the automobile. In his century of life he saw a small carriage shop in Dur- ham County in Ontario blos- tor-in-ctocf and managing edi- tor of .Montreal I-a I'rasso. He was president of The Cana- dian Press, Canada's national news-gathering co-operative, during 1950-51. Elmer Ferguson, dean of Canadian sports writers, died at 87. lie wrote a sports col- umn Iv Montreal Star and before that was sports editor of the now-defunct Montreal Herald. The field of arts and letters lost Alan H. Jarvis, sculptor and historian, who died at 57. Jle had once been director of the National Gallery' uia and left that post amid controversy. Deaths among the clergy in- cluded that of Rev. Ian Bur- nett 66 the Presbyterian min- ister who baptized Princess Margriet after the child was bom to Princess Juliana, cow under stressed. ".M'jit groups of the workers I such Bv JEFF CARRUTHEKS i duce industrial exposures of these investigations "are unsuit-1 which reveals that mortality Herald Ottawa Bureau I (heir crnpltjyec-5 to con- j able for deriving estimates that! among Japanese smokers and WASHINGTON Studies on Urninants. He also suggested i have generality In all." non-smokers was largely effects of smoking on health that this emphasis on effects of; In addition, he suggested In fact, during part or mill workers) heavily rt dcsisned so that thcv over- smoking could conceivably pre-ja large number n health, a British Columbia from collecting compeawition [light smokers. -smokers statistics expert suggested here i for job-related health problems j "To a statistician, It wouk' Wednesday at tlx> J39lh an-! just because they also are appear that the decline of incir- tality among former smokers is HI UAW ,to t'he great General queen o! the Netherlands, in Motors of Canada industry in Oshawa producing cars a year. Col. Sam, as he was known, was the country's automotive pioneer. WON SCIENCE FAME Death took some others who won world fame for Canada. One was J. Allen Harris, who died at the age of 72. He was renowned as discoverer of the element illinium. Dr. Colin MacLeod died in Britain at the age of 62. He discovered in that code by which living cells reproduce the prime de- terminant of heredity. Jack Guest, won the Diamond Sculls at Henley in Britain in 1930, died in To- ronto at the age of DC. George Young, only swimmer to com- plete the 22-mile marathon be- tween Catalina Island and the California mainland, died in Niagara Falls, Ont., at 63. In 1S50 he was named Canadian swimmer of the half-century in a poll conducted by Trie Canadian Press. Some were figures who flashed briefly into the news. Michael Borys won a historic legal battle against Imperial Oil and Canadian Pacific Rail- way over natural gas rights on his property at Leduc, Alta. He died in Edmonton at 67. Charlie Chow ran. a Chinese restaurant in North- ern Ontario. When be died in Kirkland Lake at Sfi it was shown that wise investments had made him a millionaire. WERE POWERFUL MEN' A few wielded power. Frank Hail, chief ne- gotiator during for all rail workers except those op- erating trains, died at To. He won improvements in working conditions for railway men and led them through a hitter, 1-r'av co'.Li'ryv.'ide stride in Robert A. Brown -Ir.. vco hcadeH the last of Canada's big independent lyw.-ncd oil firms, died at 57. He con- trolled the huge Horr.e Oil Co. which entered political contro- versy v.'hcn the federal gov- f.'TjrneTjt successfully blocked iU proposed sale to American interests. It was finally taken over by Consumers Gas of Canada in world Henry Xathanson, 81, pioneer ir. the Canadian motion pic- ture business, and Y. William Nicks, 65. chairman and chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova George Max- well 'Max) Bell, chairman of FP Publications Ltd., died at the age of S3. In journalism ar.d broad- casting there Her.e who edi- wartirac Ottawa. Most Rev. John Dixon, for- mer Anglican archbishop of Montreal and metropolitan ot Canada, died at Most Rev. Joseph A. O'Sullivan, fcr.-mer Roman Catholic archbishop of Kingston, died at 35. Very- Rev. James A. Munro, former moderator of the United Church, was 72 when he died. F. Philippe Brais, who died at 77, was one of Canada's most famous lawyers. He had once beet) Liberal leader in the Quebec legislative council which was abolished in 1968. Marcel Faribault, lawyer, au- thor and Conservative consti- tutional expert, was 63. One of the country's most popular entertainers was Charlie Chamberlain, singer with the Don Messer TV show, who was 61 when he died. Denny Vaughan, musi- cian and orchestra leader and well known on TV, was 50 when he died. Norman McKibbin, 88, had long been out of the entertain- ment field when he died at 83 but be was best known as pro- mote: of the Dumbells, the vaudeville troupe who took their acts and skits from the battlefields of the First World War to the stage at home in Canada. In sport, Dr. George H. Campbell was Canada's oldest living Olympic gold medallist when he died at Si. Death also claimed two foot- ball veterans. Dr. Tnomas C. Clark, who played in the 1912 Grey Cup football game and was dean of Hamilton pedia- tricians, was ?A v.'ben he died. Dr. Harry L. BaUtone, 72, was one of. the original mem- bers of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Bill Duman, sx times win- ner of the Veziria Trophy as best goalie in the National Hotkey .Vaaue and player for seven seasons with Montreal Canadieas. died at 57. Doug E e n 11 c- y, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, died at 55. V.'alter 'Turkj Broda, once a goalie with Toronto Maple was 53 at his death. nual meeting ci the American Association for the Advance- j moot of Science, 'Studies on the effects of air pollutants are so designed they tend to underplay the effects of industrial or air pollutants on Theodor D. Sterling, professor of computer science at Simon Fraser University, added in a scientific paper on statistical problems associated with environmental studies. To art to the problems, Prof, j Sterling claimed that "almost all parties" involved in these areas of research, including lovemment and private re- parching centres, have been withholding important data. In light of these problems, he concluded that "it is difficult to justify any hut trre most tenta- tive conclusions concerning the relative role of pollution and smoking." Prof. Sterling feels that too much of the blame for disease such as lung cancer has been placed on cigarette smoking and perhaps not enough on the effects associated Indus- trial exposure to air con- taminants, for example. During a brief rrevrs confer- ence here Tuesday, he noted hat it is a lot easier to tell per- ons to stop smoking than it would be to have industries hange their operations, to re- heavy smokers. Prof. Stc-rling, who moved to Canada from the U.S. about six _______ months ago and who admitted i iation if anything could be he has received some research I concluded at all from such a The Japanese study involved attempting to collect data on all individuals older than Vi years lamv ojn'jjiji t'ji u j. due to the fact that they are the "f age living in particular healthier segment of the popu-1 Wets, rather than choosing vol- exposure to funds from tobacco in- U e i f-s el e c t e d and biased stitute, suggested there are ma-; jor statistical problems associ-1 (je ated with leading scientific He said tire shortcomings with respect to the selection of can- studies that are supposed to j for the studies are com- mon to American, British and link cigarette smoking with in- creased incidence of lung can- cer. Basically, he said that the population groups studied in subjects or trying to se- lect representative samples of the general population, which Sterling suggested often turn out to non-representa- tive. On the other side of the coin, Prof. Sterling said it appears to Canadian studies on the effects be "of crucial importance to as- of smoking on health. scss the connection betv.een oc- Prof. Sterling quoted results cupational and smok- from a recent study connection he fee's has srnoke.' I He argued that ImJustrial industrial': workers, by the lact they astxstos, can continue to stay healthy enough to hoVl tiit-ir jobs under olten timeri more hazardous en- vironments, tend to be healthier "It may net be true that the than members o! UK; general Incidence of smoking is Me-.population. a result, pollu- pendent of the occupational ex-; lion especially inj po-.uie o! te said. volving ir.du-itrial workers, "are "To what extent does intense seldom interjjreted correctly." to irritating dust and Steel workers, for example, furnes predispose and individual have a lur.? cancer incidence to smoke cr. if he smokes, to'2.3 times K- great as members smoke ;of tlie general population. But He noted in a footnote that since Ettel workers may be less "since 90 per cent of chronic susceptible to disuse than the obstructive pulmonary disease and 2.5 and 93 per cent o! lung cancer I times increase in 1'Jng cancel- have been attributed to smok- j rate may seriously uncV2r- Sterling suggested. Mrs. Long heads Ladies of Kiivanis TABER (HNS) Mrs. Alice Long will head up the Ladies of Kiwanis for the next year. She was installed as presi- I dent at the 1972 charter night dinner. It was held in the com- munity centre Blue Room by Kiwariian Cave Starling of Med- icine Hat. A president's pin was presented to Mrs. Long. Past president Mrs. Wilma Barany received from presi- dent Long in return for the gavel, an engraved silver plate in recognition of two years in the chair. Present for the Chinese din- re r arranged by MJS. Laura Kilback and Mrs, Diane Shim- teshi were the husbands of the ladies. A mystery prize, a Christmas centre piece, was won by Mrs. George Ikebucbi during a short program of entertainment and light refreshment. YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER MIHALIK'S 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 We Rewrve thi Righl FOR FREE CITY DELIVERY To limit Quonlilios. ON LARGE ORDERS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT DECEMBER 28th, 29th and 30th, that's us! mautair foods Coffee Maxwell Houw 1-lb. pkg. Tomato Soup 8 for s 5., Carlton Club 30-oz. bottla PtUS DEPOSIT Mild Cheddar Cheese Margarine Top Vaiu Mb Pkg 5 Ice Cream Siive, S, osst. 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