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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, JMHicry t, 1t74 THE LETHMIDOt HERALD-3 Middle ground sought as public pressure mounts CMA wrestles with definition of death OTTAWA (CP) Guides for medical treatment of dying patients and an updated definition of death to take account of body transplants and medical technology are being prepared by the Canadian Medical Association. The CMA's 12-member community health council is look- ing for middle ground as public pressure mounts on doctors to take positions on these moral and legal issues, the CMA representative on the council, Dr. John Bennett, said Mon- day. However, a formal CMA stand on either issue was not ex- pected before the association's annual meeting in June. The council has been "wrestling" with euthanasia or mercy killing since it decided to study the question early last year, Dr. Bennett said in an interview. Opposition had been growing to the practice of extending the lives of dying patients by mechanical means. But a general guide for doctors that proposes which patients should be kept alive by mechanical means and which should not was "frought with danger." Safeguards are needed to distinguish "passive" and "ac- tive" euthanasia or mercy killing, said Dr. Bennett. Physicians who did not strive at their utmost to keep a patient alive when he is obviously dying are practising passive euthanasia. In select cases this now is being done in Canadian hospitals, he said. It would be active euthanasia of doctors decided to turn off "the tubes, levers, machines that were going great guns" to keep a terminally-ill patient alive. WISHES RESPECTED Any guides would have provisions for the wishes of the dy- ing patients and their relatives, he said. Last month the American Medical Association, tradition- ally regarded as a stand-pat conservative group, passed a resolution clearing the way for terminally-ill patients to ask formally that they not be kept alive by artificial means. By signing a prepared statement, a patient, or his family if he is unconscious, can dispense with such devices as ar- tificial respirators or kidney machines and allow doctors to administer heavy doses of pain-killing drugs, easing and p- ssibly speeding death. A new definition of death is sought because doctors want legislative protection from lawsuits for taking an organ for transplant out of a person whose brain stopped functioning but whose heart had not stopped before life-support ma- chines were turned off. Legislative definitions of death rely mainly on neurolo- gical symptoms, such as cessation of brain waves, said Dr. Bennett. Rising sugar prices expected to decline VANCOUVER (CP) Sugar jumped more than 40 per cent in price on the super- market shelf last week, but the main supplier in British Columbia said Monday it isn't over priced and consumers can expect an eventual decline in cost. "It's not being said Bill Davies, general sales manager of B.C. Sugar Refin- ing Co. The company charges GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather Sunrise Wednesday Sunset H LPre Lethbridge......21-11 .08 Pincher Creek 15 -11 .09 Medicine Hat 23 -15 Vermilion....... 10-18 .01 Grande Prairie.. 22 -10 Edmonton ......25-20 .04 Banff........... 13-12 Calgary.........22-12 .02 Victoria........ 37 25 Penticton....... 23 8 .02 Prince George 7 -6 Kamloops....... 19 7 Vancouver...... 35 23 Saskatoon....... -9-22 .02 Regina -9-29 .03 Winnipeg...... -20-26 Toronto......... 21 1 Ottawa.........24 -4 .02 Montreal 24 0 .01 St. John's....... 20 14 Halifax......... 30 24 .04 Charlottetown 25 18 Fredericton..... 23 6 Chicago 12 10 New York...... 39 24 Miami.......... 77 67 Los Angeles ___ 54 48 1.40 Las Vegas...... 44 35 .61 Phoenix 55 50 .28 Athens 46 .39 Rome.........57 37 Paris........... 52 39 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary Cloudy with an occasional flurry this afternoon and evening. Highs today 5-10 above. Lows near 20 below. Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs near zero. Medicine Hat Cloudy periods and chance of a flurry this afternoon and evening. Highs zero-five above. Lows 20-25 below. Wednesday: Mainly sunny, highs zero-five below. Columbia, Kootenay region Today and Wednesday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods and a few snowflurries. Cold. Highs to- day near 10 except around zero in eastern portions. Lows tonight 15 below. Highs Wednesday around 5 above. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Increasing cloudiness today with scattered light snow showers beginning north por- tion this afternoon spreading southward across state tonight. Not so cold tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday with few scattered snow flurries southwest. Highs today and Wednesday 5 to 15. Lows tonight 10 below to 5 above. West of Continental Divide Increasing cloudiness today with widely scattered snow showers. Periods of snow tonight. Cloudy Wednesday with widely scattered snow showers. Highs today and Wednesday 10 to 20. Lows tonight zero to 10 above. Ford RELIABLE EFFICIENT POWER By Ford For All Your Irrigation Requirements Call in and Let Quote Prices on the Various Power Units General Farm Supplies Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as at 8 a.m. Jan. 8: Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat is generally bare with oc- casional sections of glare ice. Highway 3, west, Fort Macleod to the B.C. boundary is generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections through the towns. Drifted snow in sheltered areas. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Coutts is generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections, and sections of drifted snow. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton has slippery sec- tions throughout with drifted snow in the sheltered areas. Highway 2, north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Ed- monton has occasional slippery sections with some heavy snow, travel lanes are mainly bare and dry. Highway 2, south to Carway is generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Great Falls area most of the roads are bare and dry with occasional light drifting. Highway 23, via Vulcan, is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks is in generally good driving condition. Highway 1, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 1, west, Calgary to Banff, travel lanes are mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Golden is bare. Golden to Revelstoke, plowing and sanding have been done on slippery sec- tions. wholesale grocers for a 100-pound paper sack and for each 10-pound paper bag, he said. In the stores, the price is for a 10-pound bag, up from a week ago. 12 PER CENT MARKUP That's only a 12-per-cent markup, from the refinery's warehouse door on the Van- couver waterfront to the con- sumer's shopping cart, said Mr. Davies, and includes cover trucking costs, labor and other expenses. Many stores use sugar as a "loss he said, selling it at or below cost to attract customers. Mr. Davies said "somewhere along the line" the price of sugar is going to come down. He pointed out that sugar prices are always fluctuating in 1963 B.C. sugar sold the 100-pound bag for but four years later the price was down to Reason for the current sharp price increase is the breakdown of the 52-nation International Sugar Agreement, which until Jan. 1 asked to set prices and quotas for sugar-producing and con- suming countries. TALKS COLLAPSED Talks to extend the agree- ment past the first of the year broke off last October, said Mr. Davies, when negotiators couldn't agree on price ranges and national quotas. An agree- ment of sorts still exists, but without teeth in it, he added, only as a vehicle for calling further meetings sometime in the future. Minuteman test-fire plan backed MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Representative Richard Shoup (R says he supports a Pentagon plan to test-fire Minuteman missiles from Montana silos. The plan involves sending the missiles miles into the Pacific Ocean, with the missiles passing over lightly- populated areas of Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Shoup said the tests ought to be allowed under reasonable safeguards. Shoup said the defence department still must get authorization from Congress to spend nearly million for the tests. "If they can't control and know exactly where that bird is going, then I'm afraid it's not much of a piece of Shoup said. Youth jailed for beating up teacher MERRITT, B.C. (CP) Donald Reid Fairley, 17, a Merritt secondary school student, was sentenced Mon- day to 60 days in jail and 18 months probation for beating up a school teacher. Fairley, who pleaded guilty in November, was charged with the Nov 21 assault on a teacher, Paul Weston. The court was told Mr. Weston required a number of stitches to close a face wound after he was struck by the youth. Fairley was being in- formed he was dismissed from school for improper behavior when he turned on the teacher. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. until 11 p.m., Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooaeville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada CnMim nwvH MM Iww earlier Jan. t when MmtaM went feyltfM time.) Chileans coming to Canada OTTAWA (CP) About 140 Chilean refugees are expected to come to Canada aboard an armed forces aircraft Satur- day, Immigration Minister Robert Andras told Com- mons Monday. Last week, a department spokesman put the figure at "at least 102." In reply to questions, the minister said the 140 have been screened and interview- ed and have met all re- quirements. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp added that the group will include 38 of the 50-or-so who sought refuge in the Canadian Em- bassy in Santiago. Mr. Andras said there now have been inquiries from refugees interested in coming to Canada and about 380 of these "will probably get a good process." The other applications were under review. He said the situation changes daily. The refugees have been seeking homes outside Chile since the government of Marxist President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup in September. Mutual Lift of Canada H. R. NORLIN, C.L.U. The Mutual Life Assur- ance Company of Canada announces the appoint- ment of Harold R. Norlin as branch manager of its Lethbridge office. He suc- ceeds T. J. Ted' Slusar, who is returning to per- sonal production. Mr. Norlin, formerly branch manager in Nelson, start- ed his life insurance career in Lethbridge and he brings to his new position extensive experi- ence in sales and in management. In Leth- bridge, the Mutual Life office is located at 740 4th Avenue South. PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU GREETS MICHENERS MICHENER BOWS OUT OTTAWA (CP) Six and a half years, 522 formal speeches, 203 tours and miles later, Roland Michener is leaving Government House. Prime Minister Trudeau used these figures Monday night to indicate how busy Canada's 20th governor- general has been during his twice-extended term in office. The occasion was a grand dinner at which more than 200 guests gathered to say farewell to Mr. Michener and his wife Norah. The governor-general's term officially expires next Monday, when he is to be succeeded by diplomat Jules Leger, but he and his wife leave Ottawa Wednesday. The last few days of his term will be spent in Toronto where they will live. "As I read these the prime minister said, "they underline for me the attitude of great enthusiasm that you and Her Excellency have taken toward your public duties. "Whenever you have been called upon, that attitude has been to say 'yes, let's do and then to plunge right in and get it done. "I think you will be missed in this place, perhaps most of all, because you have commu- nicated to millions of Canadians an enormous sense of exhilaration and about your high office, about the Crown it represents, and about the country we all love." RECALLS ANOTHER Mr. Trudeau said the 73- year-old Queen's represen- tative, who projects a much younger image because of his dedication to physical fitness, brings to mind Canada's third governor-general, the Earl of Dufferin who held office from 1872 to 1878. Lord Dufferin, said the prime minister, "won the heart of the Dominion by the zest with which he flung himself into Canadian interests and pastimes" that included skating, curling, snow-shoeing, fishing and sail- ing. "Your excellency, you have fished the same rivers as Dufferin. You, too, are enor- mously skilled on the ice, whether wearing skates or throwing the stone. I can say personal experience not to say from deep personal chagrin- that you have given me a run for my money in cross- country skiing. "Perhaps it is to avoid humiliation that I never at- tend a Grey Cup game where you kick off the ball. Or that I am always very careful to jog on the grounds of Government House at a different hour than you do." Mr. Trudeau, 54, said Mr. Michener personifies the com- mon purpose of Canadians: A common nationhood that sur- passes political argument or partisan viewpoint. HIGHLY REGARDED He said the fact that the governor-general's appoint- ment by the Queen in 1967 was made on the recommendation of a Liberal prime minister, the late Lester B. Pearson, is evidence of "the high regard in which you are held by those in government, regardless of their party ties." 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