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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Albertan has jaws wired Olympic coins in U.S. J._.U so he can lose weight Canoeists return Five Edmonton canoeists have returned home after a canoe trip from Rocky Mountain House, Alta., to New Orleans. From left to right, Gus Somerville, Len Anderson, Michael O'Donnell, John Blair and Rick Kemp, hold mascot Marty. They're glad it's over EDMONTON (CP) -David Maynard is trying to kill two birds with one stone by keeping his mouth shut. Mr. Maynard, who teaches food sciences at a local high school, wants to lose 80 to 100 pounds by the end of June. He also needs a research project when he enrols in a master's degree program in food scien- ces and nutrition this fall. In an attempt to accomplish both, he had an Edmonton or- thodontist wire his jaws last week so there is little move- ment in to talk and take liquids through a straw, but not enough to bite or chew food. He will have the apparatus removed at the end of June, by which time he hopes to have lost up to 100 pounds. Last Friday, he weighed 260 pounds, but he now is down to 250. Mr. Maynard, however, is not the first person to try this unusual method of losing weight. A 23-year-old housewife in a Detroit suburb had her dentist wire her jaws shut about seven weeks ago. Mrs. John Horn said she had tried'every diet in the book, but nothing worked because she could not stop eating. Mrs. Horn, who weighed 229 pounds before going to her dentist, said she now is down to 195 and plans to keep the wires on until she reaches her goal of 144 pounds. Mr. Maynard, who stands five feet, HVz inches, said he has tried other dieting all without success. In addition to losing weight, he will be trying to develop a for active people. Mr. Maynard will be on a liquid diet, but will be teaching classes and living a full life. Traditional liquid diets, he for elderly people or who expend little or no energy. SEEKS NEW F-'ODS He is working closely with a doctor but will be his own dietician. He hopes to experiment with such protein sources as soybean, green leaves and, if possible, protein developed from petroleum wastes. Mr. Maynard hopes to use the diet as his research project in the field of nutrition. He said he has always had a weight problem, but that he had been able to control it until two or three years ago- At that time, he decided to go to university and complete a four-year course in two years. By GEORGE KITCHEN NEW YORK (CP) Canada introduced its million Olympic coin program to the United States Wednesday with a news conference, a public un- veiling of the 1976 Olympic symbol and the provision of two RMCP constables to guard coin specimens and add a touch of flavor to the ceremonies. The program'was launched at a news conference at which Postmaster-General Andre Ouellet said 'Canada hopes that American collectors will buy 20 to 25 per cent of the coins, which will provide the bulk of the funds to stage the Games in Montreal. It was quickly followed by the unveiling of a giant bronze-colored copy of the Olympic traditional rings topped by the Olympic podium serving as a graphic letter "M" for the grounds of a skyscraper facing busy Avenue of the Americas. The building, at 50th Street in midtown Manhattan, houses the Canadian consulate. The sight of the scarlet- coated Mounties attracted a thick noonday crowd that applauded briskly when Ouellet declared that the symbol had been erected "to remind you that we share a special bond of friendship and a joy in the Olympics itself." OFFERS SALUTE Manhattan borough President Percy Button unveiled the symbol and told the visiting Canadians: "We North Americans know that the important thing is not to win but to take part, not to conquer but to have fought well. We salute you." Ouellet told the conference; held in the consulate, that million of the sale of the coins will go toward the cost of staging the Olympics. The remainder of the mil- lion needed would come from the sale of Olympic postage stamps and the holding of na- tional lotteries in Canada. It was expected 40 per cent of the coins would be bought in Canada. The U.S. was expected to account for 20 to 25 per cent, Europe for another 20 to 25 per cent and the Pacific region the remainder. Between now and the summer of 1976, 28 sterling silver coins of and denominations would be every six bearing dis- tinctive designs relating to the 21st olympiad. Body positively indentified EDMONTON (CP) "I'm glad it's over but I'll never re- gret it." That was the reaction Tues- day night of John Blair, a 44- year-old mining exploration worker, on his arrival home after a canoe trip from Rocky Mountain House, Alta., to New Orleans. Blair and four companions began their voyage, which broke the listed world record of miles for such an expedition, last May 28 and arrived in New Orleans last Friday. "I'd never consider another canoe trip like said Blair, "but give me some time OPTICAL PtESCRIFTION CO. and I'd consider something like it." Gus Somerville, a 28-year- old oilfield worker before the expedition, estimated the trip cost the five not including lost wages. But despite the expense, the discomfort, the endless miles of sore muscles and countless nights spent camped on bars eating out of tin cans, the adventurers told friends and family at the welcome home party at Edmonton Inter- national Airport that the trip was worthwhile. Rick Kemp, 28, returned home to a hug from his fiance, Heather Almonitis. The couple plan to marry this summer after keeping in contact by telephone and mail throughout the trip. The crowded airport terminal was the scene of a real family reunion for Norr and Evelyn Anderson of Innisfail, Alta., and their 22- year-old son Len, youngest member of the expediton. "Len was always away working or something always came up so we couldn't see each other said Mrs. Anderson, who saw her son for the first time in three years. The other member of the crew, Michael O'Donnell, 28, said the trip started as a half- baked idea more than two years ago. "We all knew each other so- cially, drank at the same hotel, did a lot of other things together, and one day we just decided to stop talking about it and go ahead and do it." The voyageurs' route followed the North Saskatchewan River to Lake Winnipeg, the Winnipeg River into Lake of the Woods and the boundary waterway system into Lake Superior. At Duluth, Minn., they joined the St. Louis River, portaging to the Mississippi and following it miles to New Orleans. The air fare, including freight charges on the three 17-foot fibreglass canoes, was picked up by a local car dealer PANAMA CITY (Reuter) The body of Canadian mis- sionary Gilbert Abraham Rei- mer, 35, of Steinbach, Man., has been positively identified, police in the United States- controlled Panama Canal Zone said Wednesday. Reimer, who had been miss- ing from his Panama City apartment since Feb. 11, was found dead in the zone last Sunday. A Canadian embassy official said he had been stabbed 11 times in the chest and back. Canal Zone police refused to disclose details. 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