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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta lung cancer deaths could be prevented-Taylor CALGARY (CP) A largi portion of cancer deaths could be prevented with co-operation between scientisls and the pub- lic, says the executive director of tlie Canadian Cancer Society. Dr. R. M. Taylor of Toronto, addressing delegates to an edu- cational conference of Ihe si ciety, said it is estimated that about 90 per cent of the yearly lung cancer deaths in Canada could be prevented if people would stop smoking. "The only controversy about Hie role of tobacco in the occur- rence of this disease is the controversy being earned on by the representatives of the tobacco indsutry. "The scientific community has long been convinced." He pointed out that the U.S. government is devoting bil- lion to a co-ordinated scientific attack on cancer. "In the years ahead, more and more causes of cuncer wi be identified." If Canadians want to be rid of present forms of the disease they must "at least co-operate and be prepared to act on the advice of the scientist." Seek poppy curb WASHINGTON (Renter) _ A learn of U.S. agricultural and I economic experts flew lo Tur- key Friday to discuss ways of helping projects which are to replace opium-poppy production by farmers in the Turkish prov- inces. Tiie mission is an out- growth of the Turkish govern- ment's decision to curb the cul- tivation of opium poppies and provide incomes for farmers with other agricultural projecls. Central gets the EDMONTON (CP) A con- servative central bank, "more conservative than any country has ever is largely lo blame for Canada's foreign ownership problems, Eric Kierans, former communica- tions minister, says. Claiming that Canada has been the victim of its own "bad monetary and economic poli- cies since Mr. Kierans told a news conference "there is more cement in Bank of Canada personnel than in the building." For one thing, there was S3 billion too much in the bank's foreign exchange fund, an ex- cess that was artificially keep- ing the -value of the Canadian dollar equal to that of the United States dollar and hurt- SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES i CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER In color. Star- ring Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. February 7, 8 and 9. Monday show at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CRfcEK Fox Theafre "WILD ROVERS" In color. Starring William Holden, Ryan O'Neal and Karl Maiden. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 8 and 9. Monday show at p.m. Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "THE LOVE MACHINE" In color. Starring John Phillip Law and Dyan Cannon. Monday and Tuesday, February 7 and 8. Monday shows at and p.m. Restricted Adult. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT Reg. Now USED Men's or Ladies' Pined frpm MUSIC STANDS ReB. S.25 POLISH Reg. 1.35 950 METRONOMES 10.95 I6S95 14.50 15.95 Baldwin Organs Model F.10LB (new) with wonder chord and rhythm. Reg. Model 5x1000 (new) with rhylhm Rog. Model 5x2100 (new) with ihythm Reg. USED LQWREY with rhythm RHYTHM BOXES ELECTRIC PIANO ROCK ORGAN Must be seen to be appreciated NOW 20% OFF 20% OFF .....20% OFF All instruments new or used carry full warranty BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC Exclusive Baldwin Organ and Piano Dealer LESSONS SALES SERVICE 2646 South Pcirksitlo Drive Phono 327-0115 For Sunday viewino 327-5166 bank blame ing Canadian exporters. Based on productivity, Mr. Kierans said, the Canadian dol- lar should be worth 85 cents in relation lo the U.S. dollar. The fund, which now totals billion could get along well on The other billion should be given to the Canadian Development Corp. to invest in growth in- dustries in the U.S. Then, Mr. Kierans said, the federal government should re- move tariff barriers and adopt new tax policies oriented to the consumer and lo help Canadian industry compete with foreign competitors. Mr. Kierans, who left the federal cabinet last April be- cause he wanted to "challenge long-established economic poli- cies and said this would give consumers more money to buy "things made in this country." After tariff briefs are re- moved, at say 10 per cent a year over 10 years, Mr. Kier- ans said Canadian contolled firms should be subject to a 30- per-cent corporate tax rate while foreign contolled inter- ests would pay the tax rate that exists in their own coun- Monday, February 7, 1972 THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Pollution money spending rapped WASHINGTON (A P) Poor people in United States cities get sicker quicker from pollution while Ihe govern- ment spends most of its ecol- ogy funds on the needs of sub- urbanites, a group of urban specialists said Friday. Among the increasing eco- logical hazards of city living cited by witnesses at a Senate commerce subcommittee hearing were: doubling over the next Gulf oil SPORTS ANNOUNCER PLAYS ROLE Television sports onnouncer Howord Cosell, right, playing the role of a Biblical today would be called an an- with Mickey Rooney, who portrays Noah in the special being filmed in Hollywood for broadcast later this season on ABC. Cosell an announcers descrip- tion of the flood scene. Scientists say human body deep freeze not difficult tries. Faced with such conditions, most Americans would pull out of Canada and be forced to sell their plants to Canadians. While admitting that re- moving tariff barriers would force some existing Canadian companies to go out of busi- ness, Mr. Kierans said the ef- fect wouldn't be severe be- cause the firms that survive would buy out the bankrupt "it would just be a transfer of capacity." Mr. Kierans said Canada is one of the few countries in the world without any ground rules for foreign ownership and "business wants to keep it that way." fhere wasn't much time for Canada to decide whether it wanted to be a truly independ- ent, industrial nation or a sup- plier of raw materials. LONG, COLD BATTLE FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reu- ter) A fire that caused an estimated million damage de- stroyed three planes at a hang- ar of Interior Airways here. There were no injuries, but firemen had to fight the fire in 17 degree temperature for four hours. Cause of the fire was not known. By DONNA BADNETT Kingston Whig-Standard KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) In the space age, it is not difficult to put a human body into "deep freeze" and thaw it at a later dale. But technology has not yet ad- vanced to the point where, three Queen's University scientists say, the process will leave the body undamaged. It is not possible now to have a frozen body revived and have the diseased organs that caused death replaced, they say. That is "futuristic thinking." In recent years, many dead persons have been put into deep freeze by surviving relatives. The parents of a young Mont- real girl, who died of a kidney disease recently, had her body frozen in Los Angeles and put into storage in the hope that sci- ence of the future can apply successful thawing and a cure. The Queen's scientists, a mi- crobiologist, a physiologist and biologist, said in interviews that human cells can be frozen indefinitely in tissue cultures and thawed without damage, survived degrees below zero and lived a normal life. CALLED CRYONICS The new field iis called cryon- iics, derived from cryogenics, a study of the behavior of matter at temperatures close to abso- lute 273 degrees centigrade. All important, said Dr. Robert Stewart, head of Queen's micro- biology department, is the rate at which the temperature drops. Some insects have temperatures of 140 "Very rapid or very slmv I human could be frozen and then freezing makes large water brought back lo life again." crystals which destroy or dam- Of human hibernation, phy- age cells. In freezing human siologist Dr. Vivian Abrahams cells in tissue culture we follow asked, "why not the formula of dropping temper-1 "It might require an immense atures one degree centigrade a i amount of she minute." said, "but if we put the same ef- The temperature of liquid ni-1 fort into that as sending a man trogen, used for human deep- to the moon, we probably could freeze preservation, is about minus 700 degrees fahrenheit. Dr. Stewart cited one of the problems in successful deep- freezing of a human body: "As soon as death occurs and even before, degenerative proc- esses are taking place. How much damage is done in these Dr. David Rflbertson. profes- sor of pathology, said uniform cell freezing is the major prob- lem in freezing procedures. "Ice expands in the last four degrees he said. "Ice crystals tear the cells apart if they're of a certain size. "There is no evidence right now that a body as big as a do it. It might cost million to freeze and thaw the first per- son." Dr. A. E. R. Downs, professor of biology, works with mosqui- to-like insects that have a built- in ability to withstand periods of freezing in their larva stage. Scientists in Ms department have frozen adult insects in ethyle.no. glycol and solid carbon dioxide at about 140 degrees below zero. The freezing period was rela- tively a few days. Dr. Abrahams said the proc- ess of freezing and thawing a cat or a dog creates "teclinolog- ical problems that are pretty horrible.'' He did not elaborate. earnings TORONTO fCPI Gulf Oil Canada reports 1971 earnings of S49.1 million or SI .08 a share, up from million or 89 cents a share in 1970. President Gerry McAfee- de- scribed the 27-per-cent improve- ment as "gratifying" but said. Ihe return on shareholders en-1 to concern itself with nt is "an in- rivers and forests used years of noise pollution, 6i) per cent of which comes from cars owned by suburbanites. ore fruitful breeding grounds for flies and roaches, which leads lo an overuse of deadly pesticides. evidence that city children are susceptible to asthma and bronchitis as a result of various kinds of air pollution. s t u d 3 e s proving lead poisoning from paint eaten by children or breathed from auto exhaust sharply limits how much oxygen gels lo the braiiE of city dwellers, combination of malnu- trition with low-level digestion of pesticides leading to early death among the poor. Louis V. a con- sultant to the Centre for Sci- ence in the Public Interest, said (lie government's envi- ronmental protection agency must begin turning more em- phasis to the cities, while con- uity of seven per cer adequate level" to support ex- ploration activity. The company says in a report to shareholders that 197] reve- nue increased substantially from higher volumes in ail areas of operation. Sales of re- fined products were 7.1! per cent higher and crude oil processed in Gulf refineries was up 26.4 per ccnl over 3970. by middle-class America BOW AM) BULLKTS I Bows used as weapons hy Ihe i Lopchas of Sikkim. India, fired I no arrows but used "bullets" made of clay. i DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Suite 8-304 5th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 Lethbrids> UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONCERT SERIES (1971-72 season) MALCOLM TAIT (cello) IOUISE CHAPMAN (piano) WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9th P.M. Yates Memorial Centre Admission: Adult! Students SOci Tickets: Leister's Music Limited Switchboard Operator University West Campul Di% Bates named dean of UBC ined faculty VANCOUVER (CP) Dr. The appointment, effective David Vincent Bates, head of July 1, was announced Friday. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMiNG AND SKATING SCHEDULE SWIMMING FRITZ SICK POOL Wednesday, Feb. 9 p.m. NOON HOUR SWIM Public Swimming Public Swimming p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. Public Swimming p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 Public Swimming p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 Public Swimming.............. p.m. Family Swimming p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 NOON HOUR SWIM p.m. SKATING ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE Tuesday, Feb. 8 Free Public Skoling p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Beginners Skating p.m. Friday. Feb. 11 ond tree Sk'olmq 7-00 norm Public Skalinri p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 Public Skating.............. Public Skating Sunday, Feb. 13 Skiiiincj Public Skating I omily Sknling p.m. p.m. 1.00- p.m. p.m. p.m. HENDERSON PARK ICE CENTRE Saturday, Feb. 1 2 Public Skating p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 Free Public Skating p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Friday, Fob. 11 Frco Public Skating p.m. NOTE: Thorn will bo no Public Skating tit Ihe Henderson Park Ice Centre on Friday evening, Feb. II, 1972 from p.m.; nor at the Civic Ice Centre on Scilur-