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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Body frozen alter death Hopes to see dead daughter again MONTREAL (CD One day, says Gay de la PoLcric, he may sec his dead daughter and unchanged. That was his hope when he had eight-year-old Geneviovc preserved after death by the freezing process of cryonic sus- pension in Los Angeles last week. Genevieve died of a kidney cancer in a private Los Angeles hospital and Ihen experts of the Cryonics Society of California packed her body in ice. Her blood was replaced with dimethyl sulphoxide, a biologi- cal preservative, and her hoily now is being preserved in a block of dry ice at degrees below zero. Mr. de la Poterie, 36, a phar- Do you have merchandise 1o consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES 250B 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 maceuticals salesman in Mont- real, said in an interview Tues- day he is convinced science one day will develop a technique o( reviving his daughter and cur- irig her illness. She'll be just as brilliant as she was in school near her 1'oinc in suburban St. Leonard, he saicl. She'll ski, run. jump, i esiime her piano and ballet les- sons. "I never wanted my daughter lo die because I loved her and she was very, very beautiful. Now I'm living with the tiny hope that I shall uce her before I die. Let's not kill that hope." Cancer caused Genevieve to have one kidney removed in April, 1970, and the second re- moved in August, 1971. There after she went twice weekly in SI. Justine Hospital in Montreal to be placed on an artificial kid- ney. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABIISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4lh S. Phone 327-1541 Her parents knew Ihore was lillle hope for her mid-Nov- ember and early in January Ihey flew her lo Los Angeles. G P. n e v i e v c lived Iwo more weeks. Mr. de la Poterie and his wife Pierrette, 29, have two olher 7, ynd L'ric, 5. He came Irom France 14 years ago and me1, his in Quebec City. "I thought quite a hit abiul what we've done with Gene- ht1 said. "Two years ago, after her dis- ease was and Ihe fh'st kidney was I rear] a documentary on cryonic suspension. I also saw a pro- gram about it on television and the children saw it loo. "After lhat I bi'g.nn thinking things over. If Genevieve's ill- ness was to be terminal then we'd preserve her until a cure came along." I-IIEDICTS CURE Within 10 years, Mr. de la P fcrie predicts, a cure for cancc will be found. And he's sure his predictions, as sure as 1 was 20 years ago in his na'h France when he predicted tha man would walk on the moo and his friends laughed. ''Yes, I believe they can brin Genevieve back." Without brain damage? H'ith out damage caused in the act r dying when the blood supply i cut off to the brain? even break Laws cannot protect a woman who is ignorant of the protection they offer. The Alberta Women's Bureau has prepared an informative booklet containing a thorough explanation of certain laws which affect almost everyone. It gives valuable insight into citizenship, property and civil rights, marriage, welfare of children, consumer affairs, and many more. The booklet is called "Laws for It's free. Write for your copy to this address: Alberta Women's Bureau Legislative Building Edmonton berta "Yes, I believe so There will he no brain damage what- soever. I've read hooks on lliis. In Japan, for instance, they frcze a cat's brain at a low Icm- peralurc, then they thawed it out and found it was in perfect cordition." The couple aho considered the religious aspect of their de- cision. Friends and relatives ap- proved, they said, and have lel- cphoned to say so. "I'm a Catholic by Mr. de la Potene explained, Lut not a nrictising one So lie soul aspect doesn't hotircr me at all. "The soul is in the brain ..-ells. And if these cells are brought fctck lo life, the hor'y will livf. as it did befoe FIRST CASE KNOWN Genevievo is the fidst kno'-vr. child to oe cryonically suspend- ed. Even'.jaily her father said, lit would like to have her body taken from the or> ice block and placed in a special capsule, liozcn in liquid That should he done wi two lie been told, lo increase the ch-W's chances ni being brought hack to life ur. harmed. But it would mean initial oulla'- of Vptween K Of, and in addition lo S15.000 to no he's kd lo ir, installments over an .nfluf'j.ite for the freezing, Mnape space and eral maintenance "The truth is I haven't hsen able to pay iiiiytting towards the cryonics. Grritvieve's Uvo operations and fr-res lo and from California cost more in-ill They've left us with no money and we may have to move into a cheaper apuri- n.crit." Genevieve's former class- males rliuided a special mass Tuesdav at The Church of El. Leonard. WHITE CROSSES FOR THE DEAD Men and women carry symbolic while crosses for ihe 13 people sliol dead in nearby londonderry as Ihey march silently Ilirough Dun- given main street lo place the crosses on Hie sleps of the Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks. Thunday, February 3, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID IX Kifle-loling prok-slcr freed EDMONTON1 (CP) Andre Max FrlRon, 2'J, a riflo-toling protester against Unemploy- ment In.sui ancu Commission payment delays, lias been re- leased from custody Frigon plecded guilty in pro- vincial court lo a charge of pointing a firearm and was sen- tenced lo lime already in jail. He "'as charged slier a man enlered IJie UIC office with a rifle and poinled out that al- though he had unemployed since September he had yet to receive assistance. Tax dodgers convicted OTTAWA (CP The govern- lawyers, with revenue depart- farmer was fined only SSOO in a STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE flRTISTlC Hero's loelcome for jungle soldier TOKYO (AP) S hole hi Yokpi, the Second World War soldier who spent 28 years hid- ng in the jungles of Guam, came home today to a hero's welcome. A crowd of at Tokyo In- emational Airport waved little a p a n e s e paper flags and houted "Banzai! Yokoi, in a wheel hair, waved his hands in re- ponse. The 56-year-old man said once igain that he wanted to meet Smperor Hirohito, whose mem- ry he said helped sustain him uring his lonely years in the ungle. Officials of the imperial ousehold said he would be in- rited to a garden party al the alace. From the airport Yokoi was riven to a hospital. Doctors aid he needs a period of treat- nent to adjust lo the changes which have occurred since he eft Japan. Yokoi was discovered fishing ear a jungle hideout on Guam ist week. He said he fled into ie jungle in 1944 when the Vmerican landed and didn't ive himself up because "we apancse soldiers were told to refer death lo the disgrace ol citing captured alive." ment obtained 29 conviclions in 30 tax cases dealt with by the courls during the last three months of the revenue department reported Wednesday. Fines ranged from to and the amounl of taxes involved ranged from 5181 lo Heaviest penalties were imposed in Ontario and the ligWest in Quebec. The 30 cases were tried under provisions of the Income Tax Act and the Estate Tax Act covering false or deceptive bookkeeping and tax returns, and wilful evasion of income tax. Individuals or firms were not named in the revenue department report, and the occupations of tile taxpayers were given without indicating whether they were persons or companies. A Quebec accountant was found guilty and fined in a case involving in taxes. A contractor in Ontario was fined in a case involving in taxes. Conviction requires payment of both the taxes due and the fine. Tax cases are prosecuted hy tlie federal justice omciais usually supplying the evidence. There was no explanation of the different treatment of lax cases hy the Quebec and Ontario courls. Each judge uses his own judgment in setting the penally. Of the eight Quebec cases, only one was fined, more than the amount ol taxes involved. Ar. architect was fined in a tax case. In the 12 Ontario cases, there was one acquittal and tliree in which the fine; exceeded the taxes involved. An Ontario jockey was fined in a case involving in taxes. A service station was fined in Ontario in a tax case. Cases in Western Canada for Uie most part resulted in fines of 50 per cent or more than Hie taxes involved, though tax case. A laborer in British Columbia was fined on 51.742 in taxes, and a stock broker was fined 510.300 on 558.093. A Prairie accountant was fined in a case, and a Quebec accountant was fined in a case involving in taxes. A Prairie druggist was fined on 510.769 in taxes, while a Quebec druggist was fined on taxes amountuvs to PICTURE FORMING 1 ARTISTS' SUPPLIES 3 m flRT GALLERY i 5 AVE S LETHBRIDGE-ALTA Weekdayi 9 to DUCK Cl H.49 D CONTINUING ALL 2 Piece Suits E AYS THIS WEEK 1.49 UNIFORM CENTRE PANTSUITS UNIFORMS All Stylei Colon 404 5th St. S., UpstQin Phone PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICE Lee Duck Cleaners 330 13lh St. N. Phone )uiuping duties oil alcohol OTTAWA umping duties have been im- osed on methyl alcohol being ild in Canada by Tenncco tenicals Inc. of New Jersey, national revenue depart- ent said here. The duties were imposed fol- wing an invcsligation into a implaint by Cclancse Canada .d. of Edmonton, which said chemical dumping was arming its business. Dumping occurs when the ex- price of goods is lower than Iheir normal value in llic country of origin. The tribunal will hold hearings to dclcr- mine whether Tcnncco's dump- ing has materially injured Ca- nadian industry. If it has, the provisional duties will be con- firmed. If not, they will be re- funded. "rant for cattlemen OTTAWA (CP) The Fish- ing Lake Cattlemen's Co-Op al Fishing Lake, Alia., will get a fir.inl lo finance a vood stockpiling nrojcct. The wood is to be stockpiled for dislrihulion to needy fam- ilies, old age pensioners and public assistance recipients. his style old style It was steam and cinders all the way on those big eight-wheelers. Gave a man a thirst as big as the Rockies and as dry as the Drumheller Badlands. So his style was Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner, for thirst-quenching flavour slow-brewed and naturally aged. And that's the way it still tastes today-honest-to-goodness beer brewed with half a century of know-how. Try it at your next wet-your-whistle-stop. TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF UlhBHIDGE ;