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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THI UTHBRIDOI HERALD - Saturday, January 9, 1971 Human growth hormone breakthrough revealed Livestock rumi SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -A biochemist announced yesterday the first artificial synthesis of human growth hormone, a research milestone in learning the language of the chemical messages that govern the body's functions. The achievement by the Hormone Research Laboratory at the University of California at Sac Francisco holds promise for elimination of most forms of dwarfism and gives medical researchers a powerful new tool to investi- gate cancer and the causes of several diseases. The announcement was made by Dr. C. H. li, a biochemist professor, and Dr. Philip R. Lee, chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco. Li has been director of the hormone laboratory since its formation in 1950. "This is a breakthrough potentially of great significance to men, women and children with or without disease," Li said. Asylum refused three Canadians WASHINGTON (CP) - Three Canadian women who said they fled Winnipeg in fear of the "growth of communism" in Canada have been refused political asylum in the United States and given until Jan. 14 to leave. U.S. officials have identified the women as Viktorja Abolins, 50, a Canadian citizen from Latvia, and her daughters Lucija, 27, and Aino, 20. The women now are in New York. A spokesman at the Canadian embassy here says they have refused to deal with any Canadian officials in the matter. A state department official said Thursday the women appeared to be sincere in their belief that they are in some danger from Communists if they return to Canada. However, they apparently have offered no firm evidence to support such fears. The women may appeal their deportation order if they want a full hearing. Canadian officials have said they would extend financial assistance if the women needed it for the trip back to Soccer tragedy victim cremated GLASGOW (CP) - David McPherson of Edmonton, one of 66 spectators who died in the Jan. 2 soccer disaster, was cremated here Friday. His nine-year-old son, Nigel, who also was killed in the crush, was taken to a separate cemetery to be buried near relatives of his mother. Rev. James Currie, officiating at a service for the dead, said the fate of McPherson and young Nigel was "perhaps the saddest of all" the tragedies involved in the disaster at Glasgow Rangers' home ground, Canada. Mrs. Abolins moved to Canada from Latvia in 1950. The three operated a restaur' ant in Winnipeg but sold it last fall and arrived in New York City Dec. 12 as visitors. On Dec. 21 they went to New York state authorities and asked for political asylum. While the matter was before Washington authorities, the three were moved into a New York hotel on money supplied by the International Rescue Committee. Their own funds apparently had run out. FEARED NDP In New York, Harold Grimes, social worker "for the rescue committee said today that the women had been in New York and had spent all their funds when they were brought to the committee's attention. He said they wished asylum because of "communism in Manitoba," which has a New Democratic Party government. He said they mentioned the gov eminent of the province to him when giving examples of communism. The women wished to renounce their Canadian citizenship. Grimes said the committee is assisting the women because they are penniless and not because it supports their statements. He said the women were stranded in the lobby of a New York state office building when he received a call that they needed help. They had sought assistance from state officials Meanwhile, an official of the Canadian consulate said that the women were offered assistance to return to Manitoba but had refused. The rescue committee is non-sectarian volunteer agency which assists political refugees in the United States. Most of the A Ranger delegation at the service was led by Matt Taylor, persons it helps today are refu-vice-chairman of the club, and gees from Communist countries four of the team's players. I or Haiti, WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Ironl COPPER - BRASS - RADIATORS - BATTERIES - CAST IRON-Elc. - Truck loads - Carloads- Trurk Scales-Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phono 323.1721 "Scrap Is Our Business" NEXT WEEK AT FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET TUESDAY, JAN. 12th at 9:30 400-HEAD-400 SLAUGHTER CATTLE SELL at 9:30 A.M. STOCKERS AND FEEDERS SELL at 1:00 P.M. HIGHLIGHTED BY TOO STOCK COWS Including the complete dispersion of Lamb and Gregory, Claresholm. 45 HEREFORD COWS PLUS 150 HEAD OF CALVES 100 head-mostly crossbreds-from Alf Hubbard, Lethbridge. 50 head from Karl Sapeta, Lundbreck. For Information and Listings Contact Human growth hormones are secreted by the pituitary gland, about the size of a pea at the base of the brain. It is known as the "master gland" because it secretes more than a dozen chemicals that regulate secretion of still other chemicals by other glands. The chemicals, called hormones, are messengers which work with the body's nervous system to direct body functions. Experiments with both human and animal growth hormones on animals show that besides promoting growth, the hormone also hastens the healing of wounds, can lower the cholesterol levels in the blood, enhance resistance to infection and improve the performance of sex hormones. Li said that although these characteristics of the hormone have not yet been demonstrated on humans, he is confident humans will react to growth hormones just as animals do. Ottawa weekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) - Cattle of- 100 lbs. sold from 14 to 18 per ferings at the 10 public stock- hundredweight. Light feeders yards from Monday to Thurs- ^der 100 lbs. 18 to 24 per hun- day this week were sharply dredwelght. higher at 22,500 head, an in- Goorj lambs 24. Cities feel pinch VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver and Victoria were starting to feel the economic pinch Friday as a bus drivers' strike entered its fifth day. Downtown businesses in both cities reported they are being hurt by the strike of 1,800 mem bers oftheAmalgamated Transit Union against the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, which operates the public transportation systems in the two centres. Business spokesmen said they had not worked out figures for their losses, but it was clear business was down. Union sources indicated the striking bus drivers and mechanics have lost about $25,000 in wages. A Hydro spokesman declined to give figures for lost revenue resulting from the strike. Gross revenue last year from the pub lie transit systems was $15,274,000, but Hydro has said the bus operations are a losing proposition. TRAFFIC FLOWS EASILY Traffic flowed generally smoothly again Friday despite about 6,000 additional cars on the streets. Commuters rode in car pools or hitched rides in mild, rainy weather. Meanwhile, a hearing into the strike by the B.C. mediation commission continued despite the absence of the union, which is boycotting the sessions. The commission is expected to make non-binding proposals for settlement. crease of about 9,500 from last week and 6,000 fewer than the corresponding week a year ago. Perlich Livestock There were 1,180 head of live- The federal agricutoe de- ^ >t Perlich partavent, in its weekly live- ^ Auct]on Market Ltd. stock report, said Friday ex ports of beef cattle to the Uni Receipts included 464 cattle and 717 hogs. The cattle mar- �------, , j. - t - 11-J UIIU 111 liuga. lire v�rao t�l States last week to tailed fc t ^ strmg and active ^L^^l^^ withT^od demand for. all ward movement for 1970 to 24,' 864. classes of feeders from local Heavier receipts of cattle at m 800(1 m]s down. Cows were steady to $1 �FPI ArFMFNT*. higher in the east and steady �_ held rea" Good lambs: Montreal 24 to ""My ^ead.v- ...__, Cows steady with medium prohibitive X-rating, The ratings system' was devised by the industry in the United States as a guide to potential moviegoers and to preclude the possibility of outside censorship. An X-rating bars films to children under 17. The hst of 1970> top money- Streisand musical which grossed $13 million since January, 1970. carry various experiments to determine the physics of the ionosphere, a layer of electrically-charged particles which enable long-range radio and other communications to take place. The new emphasis is on applied research in satellites for communications, navigation and earth resources survey. Jobless ranks swell at Calgary CALGARY (CP) - About 20,-000 persons may be on the unemployed list in the dty during the next three months, Ted Palmer, area manager of the unemployment insurance commission, said here. He said the Calgary area ended 1970 with 15,563 active claimants, the highest total in the last five years. In addition to unemployment insurance figures, city and provincial welfare departments provided assistance to a record number of 12,600 residents at the year's end. Mr. Palmer said a heavy migration of workers from across Canada into Alberta last year was a major contributor to the city's unemployment figures. "In December alone, which la not normally a heavy month, we transferred in about 275 active claimants." 26; Toronto 29 to 32; Winnipeg ^_T^T�AltoVr$W' makers"compUed by Variety, 24.50 to 25.50; Saskatoon 20; \W? cows seiUn�. *10 WM i�i bv Airoort a film based Calearv 23 50 higher. Steer calves were down I was iea ny auj�uii, a mm rosea - - - ' ' - �n tn slightly. Heifer calves held Lethbridge Livestock Poor people protest suggested TORONTO (CP) - The only time governments respond to the needs of poor people is when they are forced to, Mrs. Valoree Baker a member of the Calgary Welfare Rights Association, told the poor people's conference here. Mrs. Baker said this year poor people must realize that there must be demonstrations on a national scale to promote change in "the system." She suggested that a demonstration planned by her group, in Calgary for Jan. 22 to protest the federal government's white paper on income security and the Alberta government's white paper on human resources might be made into a national one. So might a demonstration planned in Vancouver for Jan. 21, she said. A federal-provincial meeitng of welfare minis ters is scheduled to take place in Ottawa the following week. National demonstrations would make "the people in Parliament realize we are no longer laughing," Mrs. Baker said. She invited delegates to attend a workshop to discuss the idea and stood at the meeting-room door to hand out a statement by the Calgary welfare rights group. The statement said there are poor people "because the rich plan it that way and keep it that way." The solution was for university research departments to "research the wealth and power of the corporate rich" in their areas. Basic hogs: Toronto 24 26.25; Winnipeg 21 to 22.35; Sas- f^3^- Weaner ***** katoon 20.10 to 20.70; Edmonton ^^s, JT. indifferent de- 20.25 to 21.30; Calgary 20.25 to mand due to �� colder weath' 22 20 er' Stock cows and bred heifers 240 to 280; good cows 20.50 to 21.75; fair to medium cows 19 Sales Monday to Friday: 454 to 20.25. cattle; 78 calves; 1,809 hogs; Good steer calves 37.50 to 39; 379 lambs. fair to medium 35.50 to 37.25 Butcher cattle prices opened Good heifer calves 34 to steady 50 cents to $1 lower in 35.80; fair to medium 32 to late week. Replacement cattle 33-75 ^ _ scarce but selling at strong Weaner hogs 6.50 to 9; feeder prices. Trade moderately ac- hogs 16 to 26.50. tive. Good and choice butcher NAMED FOR CANADA steers met fair demand prices COLOMBO (Reuter) - A steady in early week, dropping ros^ linking Ceylon's interna-to .50 lower in late week trad- tional airport 20 miles north of ing. Butcher cows opened here to the main highway lead-steady, closing .50 to $1 lower, ing to Colombo will be named There were insufficient butcher the Canada Friendship Road, heifers and bulls on offer to of- the government announced fer a reliable quotation. here. Canada gave aid of about All classes of replacement $6-5 million to Ceylon to help cattle were in short supply but build its international airport meeting very good demand from at Katunayake, finished in 1968. local feeders selling at strong prices. SLAUGHTERS Steers: choice 29.50 to 30.10; good 29 to 29.50; medium 28 to 28.75. Cows: good 19.50 to 21, medium 18.75 to 19.25, canners and cutters 16 to 18.50. REPLACEMENTS Good heavy feeder steers over 750, 30 to 33.75. Good light stock steers 550 to 650, 33 to 37. Good feeder heifers 30.50 to 33. Good stock steer calves 35 to 39.75. Good stock heifer calves 31 to 34.75. HOGS, LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week FOB Lethbridge 20.25 to 21.60 base price. Weaner and feeder hogs sold steady to strong. Weaners 5.75 to 12. Light feeders under 100 lbs. 12.75 to 17.25. Heavy feeders 100 to 130 lbs. 17.75 to 21. Heavy feeders over 130 lbs. 20 to 23.75, all prices per head. Heavy feeders over on Arthur Hailey's novel, It received a G-rating-for all audiences - and grossed more than $37.6 million since its release last' March. The only other Grated movie in Variety's top 10 was Hello, Dolly!, the Barbra Kills Himself JAKARTA (AP) - The Indonesian ambassador to North Korea shot and killed himself after it was announced he was being removed from his post, Foreign Minister Adam Malik said today. Malik said Lt.-Gen. Hartono had been "interrogated" about his political loyalties and connections after returning from Pyongyang for consultations in December. UN BEGAN The United Nations came Into being officially on Oct. 24, 1945, with 51 members. Remember... IN 1971 CONSIGN ALL YOUR LIVESTOCK TO C E. FRENCH LIVESTOCK ITD. AT THE TERMINAL MARKET FEEDER HOG SALES EVERY MONDAY AT 1 P.M. FAT AND FEEDER CATTLE SALES TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY AT 10 A.M. SPECIAL CALF AND FEEDER CATTLI SALES-EVERY FRIDAY WE ASSEMBLE AND SELL HOGS FOR THE ALBERTA HOG PRODUCERS MARKETING BOARD - MONDAY THRU FRIDAY CONTACT ID FRENCH S3I49I6 - TID ANDERSON 327-1985 - TOM WILSON 653-2491, CARDSTON C. W. HENINOER 32E-73S4 - LOU DE JAGER 327-2891 C. L FRENCH LIVESTOCK LTD. ALBERTA STOCKYARDS PHONE 327-0101 - RES. 328-3986 P.O. BOX S.S. 1-1-7, LETHBRIDGE  LIVESTOCK COMMISSION AGENTS  ORDER BUYERS  EXPORTS "IN THE HEART OF CANADA'S RANCHING COUNTRY" MARKET HOGS HOGS ASSEMBLED 5 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ASSEMBLY YARD  Uc. 213 All hogi homed In modern shed with automatic waterers and self feeders. Double deck chute for safe efficient loading. No trucking charges. In yard Crippling - Death - Fire Insurance. BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE THURSDAY - 1 PJH. A good selection of local rancher and feedlot cattle. Health and Brand Inspections prior le sale. Modern marketing facilities. Branding - Vaccinating and Trucking services available. Special Purebred and Commercial cattle sales as advertised. Feeder and Fat cattle buying service available from any of the many order buyers represented. We provide efficient handling of livestock therefore stronger and healthier cattle. BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS FROM LEADING HOC PRODUCERS PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. TUESDAYS - 1 P.M. WEANERS-FEEDERS-SOWS-BOARS DAIRY COWS-BABY CALVES-SHEEP Special-10 Holstein Baby Calves. Large Hog Barn - Modern Pens - Ample Bedding. Entire yarding facilities disinfected prior to each sale. Strict Voterlnary Inspection by govt, appointed vets. Hogs sorted to size and quality to suit the buyers. Order buying and trucking services available. Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week. Promoting and advertising hogs throughout Wostern Canada every week. Located In the hub of Southern Alberta'* livestock industry 3 miles east of lethbridge on Highway 3 and a V* mile south. PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE FORT MACLEOD I AUCTION MARKETml HURLBURTca INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGEMENT 1 an uAciioo  iilmu � union 'OlOIlig Pl.ni <0)/2!� ill! ;