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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, January 22, 1971 'Consumers' choice limited Objections raised over government packaging bill DEAR ANN LANDERS: Recently you stated in your column that the vasectomy was legal in all states. This is to inform you that Section 17-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes allows vasectomy only on individuals who "would produce children with an inherited tendency to crime, mental illness or mental deficiency." Furthermore, Section 53-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes makes it illegal for anyone to perform, assist in, or otherwise promote the performance of the operation described in Section 17-19. The penalty for violation of this statute is a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years or both. Your advice seems to be in violation of Section 53-33 since you appear to be promoting vasectomy i n situations where there is no medical necessity. - D.C.R. (Hartford Attorney) DEAR HART: I appreciate your writing and I stand corrected. Your letter hints that I may be subject to a $1,000 fine and five years in stir, on the grounds that 1 am promoting vasectomy. I am not a promoter. I an? a columnist who expresses views on a variety of subjects. Birth control is one of those subjects. 1 believe that people who want to limit the size of their families should be free to utilize any technique which they consider suitable for them -without interference from church or state. * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: How far should a mother go to save her married daughter from destruction? Her husband gambles and she is alone every night with her baby. The supper gets cold on the table and she worries that maybe he is dead in a ditch somewhere. She can't work because of poor health. I'm sure most of her sickness is from worrying about bills and where her husband is. When she threatens to leave him he cries and says he needs her. They argue all the time about unpaid bills and her being alone so much. If her health was good I would mind my own business but I feel it is my duty to help my daughter before she has a complete breakdown. The only solution I can see is for her to get rid of that no-good bum. How can I get this across to her? - A Grieving Mom DEAR MOM: When your daughter has had enough punishment she will throw the bum out. In the meantime, stay out of it. No one can save anybody. Everyone must save himself. If your daughter reads my column she might be interested in the address of Gamblers Anonymous - just in case her husband decides HE has had enough and wants to cure himself of this illness and lead a decent life. It's GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Box M, Norwalk, California 90650. OTTAWA - Major Canadian grocery product companies have objected strongly to sections of a proposed Government bill which they said could arbitrarily put a product or a manufacturer out of business without justification. In a brief submitted to the Commons's health, welfare and social affairs committee in Ottawa, Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada said that the powers of seizure and detention of products outlined in the proposed Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act go well beyond any reasonable test of public protection and urged they be sharply curtailed or completely eliminated from the bill. "Such powers, if granted, sharply reduce consumers' freedom of choice in the market place," said G. G. E. Steele, President of GPMC, a voluntary trade association representing 70 companies pro- love is...  . . helping him weed the garden, Cks�ti�ht mi tO* AMQEltS ItMtl Pregnant ivomen shouldn't ride snowmobiles KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) -Pregnant women should not ride snowmobiles, Dr. R. T. Milne, a general practitioner, said in an interview here. He said the position in which a person must sit on the machine could be harmful to preg nant women because "they must ride with their knees bent up and pulled apart and this throws the musculature of the pelvis into an awkward posi tion. TOP TWELVE 45 R.P.M. LEISTER'S MAIL ORDERS! Tick off the selections you want and send I* u*. You'll receive your records for only $1.00 each. Pleate Add 15c Pottage on Orders $4 and under. 1. MY SWEET LORD-Geo Harrison 2. KNOCK THREE TIMES-The Dawn 3. SING HIGH, SING LOW-Anne Murray 4. RUBY TUESDAY-Melanie Sofka 5. ROSE GARDEN-Lynn Anderson 6. IMMIGRANT SONG-Led Zepplin 7. AMOSE MOSES-Jerry Reed 8. LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH-Steven Stills 9. YOUR SONG-Ellon John � j 10. I HEAR YOU KNOCKING-Dave Edmunds [ ] 11. THE STEALER-The Free [ [ 12. 1900 YESTERDAY-Liz Damon's Orient Express + COMING EVENTS JANUARY 23rd BURNS SUPPER AND DANCE LEGION MEMORIAL HALL JANUARY 30TH COFFEE HOUSE Southminister Church Basement EVERY SATURDAY-7:30 P.M. DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE AEOLIAN MODE AND HEAR THE FANTASTIC GARNET B.T.O's (Big Time Operators) AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS January 22 - Milk River School Januray 23 - Strathmore Legion Hall January 29 - Gleichen Town Hall January 30 - Blairmore Elks Hall LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG., LETHBRIDGE NAME .................................... ADDRESS ................................ ducing prepackaged food and non-food products. The brief points out that GPMC strongly supports the right and the responsibility of Government to prosecute fraud or misrepresentation, but suggests that some of the proposals in the bill duplicate existing legislation that already affords consumer protection. "The modern /market place includes a number of built-in safeguards," says the brief, "among them the basic intelligence and good sense of the consumer, the role of retailers in tailoring available supply to customer demands, and existing laws providing consumer guarantees, standards and protection. "Government has not only a right, but a duty, to intervene, to provide guarantees of product safety and standards and to punish illegal or fraudulent activity." The brief objects to sped- fic proposals which would empower the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to prejudge violations of the proposed Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act in place of the judicial process. The association stated its opposition to a proposal in the Act, which would freeze the sizes and shapes of product containers. "In our view, this represents a new and dangerous view of the state's role in the market place, seeking as it does, not to protect the consumer's freedom of choice, but to limit it." The submission claimed that limitation by standardization would inevitably result in coin-fusion for shoppers and increased costs at the consumer level. The brief also questioned the proposed "pre-emptive powers over special price promotions" to be given to the Goveror-in-Council. "Such promotions are a legitimate marketing vehicle for manufacturers which offer direct savings to consumers," the submission said. GMPC was particularly critical of the proposed legislation which empowers an inspector of the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to seize any product or package which he believes to be in violation of the proposed Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and to detain the material for up to 90 days in advance of any court decision and without a charge being laid. The association brands such action as unjust and contrary to basic civil liberties. Effect of seizure and detention of products, claims the brief, could do serious injury to the economic well-being and rights of the company involved and the individuals employed by it, and could literally put a product or even a manufacturer out of business without a charge ever having been laid. "We can find no justification whatsoever for inclusion of such arbitrary and punitive powers and urge that they be sharply curtailed if not eliminated." In the submission, the grocery manufacturers asked if the bill was perhaps a case of legislative overkill "designed as much to limit as to protect the consumer's basic right to freedom of choice." WANTS UNIT PRICES ON PACKAGES-Grace Maclnnis, NDP Member of Parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway, appeared at the Commons health committee in Ottawa armed with different sized containers of cereal, ketchup and detergent in an effort to press home her point that unit prices should be marked on packages for the benefit of the consumer. The committee is studying the proposed consumer packaging and labelling bill which aims at limiting the unique proliferation of package shapes and sizes. (Calendar of local L DIFFERENCE IN DENSITY - Top packages illustrate marked differences in density of each of three popular laundry powders. Equal three pound samples fill the containers. Shortest package is 5'A inches high and disparity in size it obvious in comparing it to 12'/2" tall container at right. In contrast with packages standardized by weight, lower picture focuses on packages standardized by size. Samples were designed by Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada as a projection of the confusing direction product packaging will take if proposed legislation to standardize packages it enacted by the federal government. Special Saturday Savings SALE STARTS SATURDAY, JAN. 23rd - 9:30 A.M. Southminster circle square dance club will hold its regular dance Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Southminster hall. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch.  * * The Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold a bowling social at the Capri Bowling Lanes, Saturday at 8:30 p.m. with a pizza party to follow at the home of Mrs. Eva Mercer, 1919 19 Ave. S. It will be a mixed social and all girls and their husbands have been invited to attend. # * * The Ukrainian Men's Club of Lethbridge is sponsoring a dance party Saturday, at 8:30 p.m. in the Polish Hall, 8 Ave. and 13 St. N. Music is by the Southerners and lunch will be served. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes .and when the officer asked you to walk the white line, you said, 'I'm not getting up there without a parachute!'. " CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd-8 O'CLOCK BLACKOUT JACKPOTS $120 56 NUMBERS 4th and 8th Games $30 in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game $40 LUCKY DRAW $10 5 CARDS FOR $1.00 OR 25c EACH Persons Under 16 Year* Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. 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