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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 - THE LETHBRIDGE HER AID - Thursday, January 38, 1971 Shipment of grain free of freight rates hike MONTREAL (CP) - Increases in some freight rates announced Tuesday by Canada's railroads will not apply to grain shipments, CP Rail and Canadian National Railways said today. A railway spokesman said the six-per-cent raise in normal and competitive tariffs on rail freight to go into effect March 1 will not affect the cost of shipping grain within the country. The Railway Association of Canada, representing 22 railways, Tuesday filed a 30-day notice of the increase-with the Canadian Transport Commission. Although notice of the higher rates is required by law, CTC approval is not necessary before they go into effect. Evidence piles up against smoking WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientific evidence accumulated diving the last 18 months, particularly in the areas of heart disease and pregnancy, strengthens the medical case against cigarettes, the Public Health Service said here. A bulky, 500-page report by Surgeon-General Jesse L. Stein-feld to Congress indicates government doctors are increasingly convinced cigarette smoking causes or contributes to heart and blood vessel disease, lung disabilities, some cancers, disorders of pregnancy, and peptic ulcer. A tobacco industry spokesman said the report contains much conflicting evidence and accused the surgeon - general of slighting studies that cast doubt on links between smoking and diseases. The report is the latest of four supplements to the surgeon-general's 1964 condemnation of cigarette smoking. It compiles the results of all research on smoking and stresses new findings on heart disease and pregnancy. "Data from numerous prospective and retrospective studies confirm the judgment that cigarette smoking is a signifi- cant risk factor contributing to the development of coronary heart disease, including ... its most severe expression, sudden and unexpected death," a summary says. REDUCES OXYGEN LEVEL Cigarettes increase the heart's work, evidence shows, and reduces the amount of oxygen available to the organ. The report says nicotine and carbon monoxide appear also to cause hardening of the heart's arteries. The report says "there is strong evidence to support the view that smoking mothers have a significant greater number of unsuccessful pregnancies due to stillbirth and neo-natal death as compared to non-smoking mothers." The fetus .is apparently harmed by c a r b o n monoxide and other substances "passed across the placenta from the blood of mothers who smoke," the report says. The report has not yet been officially released by the health, education and welfare department, but its main findings were printed in the Jan. 18 issue of American Medical News, publication of the Amer i c a n Medical Association. The spokesman said the increase will apply to about one-third of freight moved by CP Rail and Canadian National Railways, which together handle about 90 per cent of Canada's freight traffic. The railway association cited rising labor and material costs as the reason for the increase, It said the adjustments are designed "to have a relatively lower impact on long-haul rather than short-haul shipments and will represent an average increase of about six per cent to shippers." An estimated extra $25 million revenue annually will be produced at current volume, the association said. SOME UNCHANGED Traffic carried under agreed charges and statutory rates on the movement of grain and flour between the United States and Canada will not' be changed because of the increases, it said. Traffic carried in Canada at tariffs related to U.S. rates will also remain unaffected. However, the association said increases will apply to traffic moving "to, from and witWn" provinces covered by the Maritime Freight R a t e s Act because rates in these areas are about six per cent lower than in the rest of the country. The normal and competitive tariffs, unlike class rates, are set according to market conditions and competition. Gas permits sale nets $509,245 EDMONTON (CP) - The Al-berta government received $509,245 from sales of petroleum and natural gas permits in the fourth sale of this year. The highest price paid was $125,530 by Trans - Prairie Pipelines Ltd., Greater Winnipeg Gas Co. and Uno-Tex Petroleum Corp. for a permit to explore 8 �20 acres near Marten River, 235 miles northwest of Edmonton. Total Petroleum (North American) Ltd. paid $103,578 for a permit on 11,520 acres 150 miles west of Edmonton, north of Sundance Lake. The sale increased the amounts paid to the province this year for permits and leases to $6,983,229. The 1970 total was $34 million. PRESIDENT INSTALLED TORONTO (CP) - R. C. T. Stewart of Cameron Contracting Ltd., Halifax, was installed here as president of the Cana-d i a n Construction Association. E. S. Easton of Calgary is Alberta provincial vice-president. Three Alberta children die in house fire WABASCA (CP) - A house fire claimed the lives of three children in this north-central Alberta community. The fire, of undetermined origin, burned1 the house of Rum-ley Thunder Yellowknee, killing bis three children, Lorna Jean, 3, Albert Dale, 2, and Orville Thomas, 1. Police said Mr. Yellowknee was at work and his wife was visiting a neighbor. TO ALLOW RELIEF OWERRI (Reuter) - Ma]. Gen. Yakabu Gowon, Nigerian federal leader, said Wednesday foreign relief organizations can continue to operate in the war-stricken areas provided they do nothing to jeopardize Nigeria's sovereignty. AUTOGRAPH DAY MR. JOHN C. CHARYK, Author of "LITTLE WHITE SCHOOIHOUSE" will b� at HOUSE OF BOOKS Saturday, January 30-2:00 p.m. to autograph hd ntw book "PULSE OF THE COMMUNITY" (Volume II of Little White Schoolhouse) EVERYONE WELCOME R THIS WEEK AT THE 1 1WPARK 1>L1ZA| Ti 9 MOTOR HOTEL EMBASSY LOUNGE ... HARRY BAILEY at the Organ TUESDAY thru SATURDAY IMPERIAL LOUNGE .'. . PROM NEW YORK PAUL HUTTON PIRATES GOVE CABARET THURSDAY and FRIDAY "JUST US" 0 9 B 9 0 \ Whip Coaldale STIRLING (HNS) - Both Stirling basketball teams defeated Kate Andrews Coaldale teams. Stirling's Desi McKee and Ferris Zaugg received fouls but the team progressed until the final score was 55-30. Paul Zaugg was- high scorer for the Lakers with 20 points. In the preliminary the C-team Lakers took a hard-fought lead. Final score was 37-27. Teachers receive support OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Teachers Federation said today that the national home and school association has decided to support teachers in their opposition to the federal goverainent's white paper proposals to enlarge the unemployment insurance scheme. The executive of the Canadian Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation will inform provincial governments of their stand, the teachers' organization said. Peter Fieger, president of the teachers' federation, said in a statement that this means "millions of parents with children in school are joining with more than 260,000 teachers to protest I the government's proposal to patch up the sick unemployment iMurance program while ignoring the real problem." The real problem of unem- Coyment is poverty, he said. ANT MINIMUM INCOME "We want the government to Introduce a guaranteed minimum income program." This would take the place of unemployment insurance, welfare, social assistance, children's allowance "and the whole list of unrelated devices that we now use to ease our consciences." The government's white paper, tabled in the Commons last June, places the responsibility for protection of workers during periods of high national unemployment on the government. The proposals for reform of the Unemployment Insurance Act would also increase benefits to a maximum of $100 a week from the present $53 limit and would reduce eligibility requirements to a minimum of eight employment weeks from the present 30. Gold prices LONDON (AP) - Wednesday's closing gold prices in U.S. dollars an ounce: London 38.05 Paris 30.51 Frankfurt 38.05 Zurich 38.00-38.15 Hong Kong closed Beirut 1,228 a kilo BIG GEORGE and THE NIGHT HAWKS Appearing Nightly Until Sat., Feb 6th at the Lethbridge Hotel Cor. 5th St. and 2nd Ave. South [labor t club V Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th Street North  Weekend Entertainment IN THE CLUBROOMS Fri. and Sat. Evening - Jan. 29 and 30 "SUNSET FOUR" Evonne and Marv Qualley SOCIAL EVENING Sat., Jan. 30 - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by the "CAMEOS" $5.00 PER COUPLE Members and Invited GuestsI Msifre milqe^ahead wmmlm 4- PLY IWIO/V CHAMPIONS Ar Ell PLC-IOO RETREAPS 7.7S.14/1S 8.J5-14/15. 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