Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
V, If 72 THf LlTHtMDGE HKA1D Death claimed Smoking effects on health may be over-rated-scwntist famous citizens By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada lost through death in 1972 some links with her historic past Jean Montgomerie-Eell died in Calgacy Jan. 28 at the age of 85. She was the last surviv- ing child of 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, now about to celebrate its centennial. CoL R. S. McLaughtin, who died in Oshawa, Ont., Jan. 6 at the age of 100, virtually presided over Canada's tran- sition from the days of the borse-cart to the automobile. In his century of life he seen a small carriage shop ia Dur- ham County in Ontario blos- som into the -great General 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 jTlininm. Dr. Colin MacLeod died in Britain at the age of 62. He discovered in 1944 that code by which living cells reproduce the prime de- terminant of heredity. Jack Grast won the Diamond Sculls at Henley in Britain in 1930, died in To- ronto at the age of 66. George Young, only swimmer to com- plete the 22-miie marathon be- tween Catalina Island apd the California mainland, died in Niagara FaEs, Ont., at 63. In 3950 he was named Canadian swimmer of toe baif-ceatury in a poll conducted by The Canadian Press. Some were figures who flashed briefly into the news. Michael Borys won a historic legal battle'against Imperial Oil aad Canadian Pacific Rail- way over natural gas rights on" bis property at Leduc, He died in Edmonton at 67. Charlie Cbow ran a Chinese restaurant in North- ern Ontario. When be died in Kirkland Lake at it was shown that wise investments fogd made a mIDiQBaire. WERE POWERFUL MEN A wielded considerable power. Frank Fall, chief ne- gotiator during 1S47-65 for all rail workers except those op- erating trains, died at 73. He won improvements in working conditions for raflyray inea led them through a bitter, 11-tiav countrywide strike ia 1950.' Robert A. Jr.. vrbo beaded the last of Canada's big oil firms, died at 57. He con- trolled the isige Hoiae OIL Co. which entered political contro- versy vrben fee federal gov- ernment successfully blocked its proposed sale to American interests. It was finally taken over by ConsiEners Gas of Canada in 1971. The business world lost Henry Natfaseson, 81. pioneer b tfae Canadian motion pic- ture business, aad F. William Nicks. 65. chairman sad chief executive officer of tie Bank of Nova 7ectia- George Mar- well f BeH, chairman of FP Publications Ltd., died at the age of 59. In journalism and broad- casting there was Herve Slajor. 74, who bad been edi- They gave FoDowing Is a list of those who bave made donations to the Lethfcridge Herald's Help- ing Handful Fond on behalf of the Unitarian Service Com- mittee of Canada and the of Korea. Paps, Arxxiymoos. brttitrisge Wifiiem Crow Chili Jr., I.W l.K J.3C Mr. and Mrs. E, J Graf end family, Mr. Mercer, Keren, Lori, Jen AutJrty D. Pisfocr.. Mo. 3 Fire St "Carolltrj 4" P. Lethbfdge Ancnymcys, Eric tccse, Otto Fritz, Kirrt on family, se -s. J. M. HoUor i.Vi 5.GQ 5.05 .5.00 i.CC 5.00 1Z.OO Mr. JG.03 is.oo lr. of Joftn M. 23.00 Aioriymcus, 25.CC !ri rr.errvcry of Jim iS.GO Raymond 4-H Clu'o No. 2242, tor-in-chief and managing edi- tor of Montreal La Presse. 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. He wrote a sports col- umn far Montreal Star and before that was sports editor of the now-defunct Montreal Herald. The of arts and letters lost Alan H. Jarvis, sculptor and historian, who died at 57. He bad once been director of the National Gallery of Can- ada and left that post amid controversy. Deaths among the ctergy in- cluded that of Rev. Ian Bur- nett, 66, the Presbyterian min- ister who baptized Prjjcess Margriet after the chfld was bom to Princess Juliana, now queen of the Netherlands, ia wartime Ottawa. Most Rev. John Dixon, for- mer archbishop ot Montreal and metropolitan of Canada, died at 84. Most Bev. Joseph A, O'Sullivan, fccmer 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 been Liberal leader in the Quebec legislative council which was abolished in 1963. Marcel Faribacll, lawyer, au- thor aad Conservative coosti- tutiocal expert, was 63. One of the country's most popular entertainers was Charlie Chamberiain, sinper with the Don Messer TV show, who was 61 when he died. Denny Vaughaa, musi- cian aad orchestra leader and well known on TV, was 50 when he died Norman McKIbbin, 83, had long been out of the entertain- ment field when he died at 83 but he was best known as pro- mote? of the Dumbells, the vaudeville troupe 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 fold medallist when he died at 94. Death also daimed two foot- ball veterans. Dr. Thomas C. Clark, who played in the 1912 Grey Cup football game and was dean of Hamilton pedia- tricians. was Wwhea he died Dr. Harry L. Batstone, 72. was one the original mem- bers of the Canadian Football of Fame. EDI Duman, six times win- ner of the Veaca Trophy as best goalie in the National Hockey league and player for seven seasons with Montreal Canadi-ens. died at 57. Doug Bent ley, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, died at 56. Walter Erooa, once a goalie with Toronto Maple Leafs, was 53 at his death. Pattern 7246 Br JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bnreaa WASHINGTON Studies on the effects of smoking on health are designed so that they over- estimate the effects of smoking on health, a British Columbia duce industrial exposures of their employees to con- taminants. He also suggested that this emphasis on effects of smoking could conceivably pre- vent some industrial workers Tom collecting compensation on fytann, JMIUMJ i statistics expert suggested here 1 for job-related health problems Wednesday 'at the 139th an- nual meeting of the American Association for the Advance- ment of Scaeoce, "Studies on the effects of air pottutaits are so designed they tend to underplay the effects of industrial or air pollutants on Tbeodor D. Sterling, professor of computer science at Simon Fraser University, added in a scientific paper on statistical problems associated with environmental studies. To acVJ to the problems, Prof. Sterling claimed that "almost all parties" revolved in feese areas of research, government and private re- searching centres, have been withholding important data. In Eght of these problems, he concluded that "it is difficult to justify any but the 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 with indus- trial exposure to con- taminants, for example. During a brief news confer- ence here Tuesday, he noted 1 that it is a lot easer to tell per- sons to stop smoking than_it would be to have industries change their operations, to re- just because they also are heavy smokers. Prof. Sterling, who moved to Canada from the U.S. about six months ago and who admitted he has received some research these investigations "are unsuit- able for deriving estimates that have generality to all." In addition, he suggested that a large number of individuals who stop smoking are actually light smokers. "To a statistician, It would appear that the decline of mor- tality among former smokers is due to the fact that they are the healthier segment of the popu- lation if anything could be concluded at aH from such a funds from the tobacco ected and stitute, suggested there are ma- jor statistical problems associ- ated with leading scientific studies that are supposed to link cigarette smoking with in- creased incidence of lung can- cer. Basically, he said that the population groups studied in sample." He said the shortcomings with respect to the selection of can- didates for the studies are com- mon to American, British and Canadian studies on the effects of smoking on health. which reveals that mortality among Japanese smokers and non-smokers was largely the same. In fact, during part of the study, smokers died at a lesser rate than the non- smokers. The Japanese study involved attempting to collect data on all individuals older than 40 years of age living in particular dis- tricts, rather than choosing vol- unteer subjects or trying to se- m lect representative samples of 'biased itjie general population, which jProf. Sterling suggested often turn out to be non-representa- tive. On the other side of the coin, Prof. Sterling said it appears to be crucial importance to as- sess the connection between oc Prof. Sterling quoted results 1 cupational exposure and smok- from a recent Japanese .study connection he feels has been under stressed. "Most groups of industrial workers (such as asbestos, Inline or mill workers) heavily exposed to irritating and fumes also are heavy smokers. "It may not be true that the incidence of smoking is inde- pendent of the occupational ex- posure of he said. "To what extent does intense exposure to irritating dust and fumes predispose and individual !to smoke or, if he smokes, to smoke He noted in a footnote that "since 90 per cent of chronic i obstructive pulmonary disease and 95 per cent of lung cancer have been attributed to smok- ing, it may not be unlikely that a workers' compensation claim may be denied if he happens to smoke." He argued that industrial workers, by the very fact they can continue to stay healthy enough to hold their jobs tinder often times more hazardous en- vironments, tend to be healthier ithan members of the general population. As a result, pollu- tion studies, especially in- (volving industrial workers, "art i seldom interpreted j Steel workers, for example, ihave a lung cancer incidence 12.5 times as great as members jof the general population. But since steel workers may be less susceptible to disease than the general population and 2.5 times increase in lung cancer rate may seriously uader- estiraate the actual effect of tht occupational environment on jsteel -workers lung disease, iProf. Sterling suggested. heads Ladies TABER (HNS) Mrs. Alice Long -win head up the Ladies of Kiwanis for the next year. She was mstafled as presi- dent at the 1972 charter eight dinner. It was held in the com- Enmitv centre Blue Room by Kiwanlan Cave Starling of Med- icice Hat. A president's pin was presented to Mrs. Long. Past president Mrs. Wilma Barany received from presi- deot Long in return for the gavel, an engraved salver plate in recognition of two years in the chair. Present for the Chinese din- ner arranged by Mrs. Laura KUback and Mrs. Diane Shim- bssM were the husbands of the j ladies. _ A mystery prize, a Christmas I centre piece, was won by .Mrs. j George Ikebuchi during a short program of entertainment sad light refreshment. 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