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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta PARTLY ormnv HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 70-75 The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 173 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES Non-phosphate detergents eye damagers By JOHN STOWELL WASHINGTON (AP) Some non-phosphate deter- gents on the market can cause irreversible blindness if accidentally rubbed into the eye, says an unpublish- ed U.S. government study. "The results of this study indicate the rather sharp demarcation between moderate ocular damage caused by soap in phosphate detergents and Uie intense caus- ticity of carbonates and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences concluded. The Food and Drag Administration, charged win protecting the U.S. public from hazardous substances, has reacted to the report with disdain. "They are treading ouuside the realm in which they should be said an official in FDA's bureau of product safety. "We have Uie charter, we have the mandate." The official asked not to be named, because he said it would violate protocol to criticize a "sister agency." Yets did study The institute's study, conducted by Dr. David P. Hall, the director, said veterinarians Dr. Donald B. Feldman and John A. Moore, concentrated on nine syn- thetic-detergent products purchased near its Triangle Park, Seven were laundry products, of which tliree con- tained phosphates (Tide, Ajax and two contain- ed carbonate (Sears and Arm and one had metascilicale and one was a soap powder (Ivory Two were dishwashing compounds, one containing metasilicate and one with phos- phale Material was put into the left eyes of New Zea- land white rabbits and reactions were recorded at one, two, three, seven and 14 days. The researchers said all the products tested irri- tated the eyes and caused an inflammation, known as conjuncilivilis, and some clouding of the cornea. The soap-powder eyes began clearing by 72 hours and were healthy again at seven days. The laundry phosphste cleared in all but one of 24 rabbits by 14 days. Reaction varies "The reaction to carbonate and metasilicate deter- gents was more the report said. Carbonates caused clironic opacities on 14 of 18 rabbits. Eleven animals suffered partial or total destruction of the cor- nea and a deterioration of tissue in the eyelids. The researchers said that detergent formulas may change frequently and vary regionally depending on hardness of water. The FDA disagrees with the institute's testing metii- ods, particularly because the eyes were not washed after exposure, and in fact plans to revise its own procedures to provide a wash after five minutes after 24 hours and lengthen the observation period from 72 hours to a minimum of seven days. "In a household situation, when you get something in Your eye you would immediately wash it out and not wait 24 said Jerry Donovan, deputy director of the Division of Chemical Hazards. Dr. Rail said, however, that "whether you wash or don't wash is not very important. Most of the dam- age has been done in three to four minutes. In terms of practicalities, it's going to be a good many minutes before a mother washes her baby's eyes." Medics debunk old heat myths CHICAGO (CP) Tlie American Medical Asso- ciation says the way lo deal with a heat wave is to use caution, and it debunks some of the old myths and fallacies about hot-weather health care. Tho AMA in its magazine Today's Health lisls some of the mythical treatments as taking cold show- ers, drinking a long, frosty Collins and taking a lot of salt lahlels. A lukewarm bath or shower will have longer last- ing cooling hcnclils than a cold shower, says the AMA. Cold shon-crs cause a warm after glow as the body produces her.t to compensate for Ihe chilling. The intake of alcohol can only lead lo increased discomfort. Alcohol produces heat in tire body and in- terferes will] its heat control mechanisms. Medical authorities advise against salt tablets, im- less prescribed by a doctor. As a rule of thumb, an cx- Irn sprinkle or from Ihe salt shaker at mealtime is probably sufficient lo restore an average person's summer-lime loss of sail. Some oilier facts anrl misconceptions about heat and its effect on mir health are discussed in the article. Heat exhaustion can degenerate into heat stroke if not Ircalcd promptly. And heal stroke is the most dan- gerous of ;ill hot-weatlicr maladies. Authorities contend Itiat heat stroke has n death rate as high as 50 per cent. In heal stroke, sweat glands fail, body tempera- ture climbs seven or eight degrees above normal, blood pressure drops sharply and Iho victim may lapse inlo n coma. Gradual cooling Ivy cold, wrl shrols, fanning, and rcsUiralion of fluids nnd salt are general rules fnr treatment. Immersion in ice-water, n conlrovcrslal and nnc.o popular Ircnlmcnl, can cause shock nnd sudden dualli, Although air-condilioiiing (hat is set loo low can cause harmful stress on cardine pnlicnls, there is, v.i'verlliele.ss, n real therapeutic effect on heart pa- I'crl.s. If (lie liearl pali.'.ut can avoid extreme changes in temperature, air-coiulilioniiig can relieve stress on his cardiovascular system. 61 persons missing o landslide in KOCMI. Japan (ATI Tor- rential rains set off a landslido which smashed al least 10 homes and swept a locomotive and (wo railway coaches into a ravine in southern Japan loday. Police said (it persons nrc miss- ing. A rescue Icnm of polirn and volunteers was digging mln Ihc mud nnd rnc.k which cas- caded down a mountain slope. The slide struck an isolalerl village in a mountainous area 18 miles from Koclii. Japan National Railways said only a conductor nnd mainte- nance man wore aboard Ihe train. II said service bad been hnllod because. o[ It." heavy rnin Tuesday, Multi-million dollar project New road, rail systems planned for B.C., Yukon CHABAN-DELMAS French govt. resigns PARIS (R e u t e r) The three-year-old government of French Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas resigned today following months of rumors that President Georges Pompidou would drop his 57-year-old pre- mier. But the move came as a sur- prise, since it was not expected that Chaban-Delmas would leave his post before France's legislative elections scheduled for early next year. Chaban-Delmas has been under fire from both the opposi- tion and from within his own party following allegations that he had underpaid his [or several years. Several names were being mentioned as successors to Cha- ban-Delmas, including Educa- tion Minister Olivier Guichard, Minister for Overseas Territo- ries Pierre Messmer and Posts Minister Robert Galley. VANCOUVER (CP) The federal government announced plans Tuesday for a multi-mil- lion-dollar expansion of road and rail systems in British Co- lumbia and the Yukon. Transport Minister Don Jamieson told a news confer- ence here of six major propo- sals that are under discussion by the B.C. and federal gov- ernments. At the same time, writleu statement outlining the proposals was issued to the House of Commons in Ottawa on behalf of Mr. Jamieson. "We must assume a substan- tial role in ensuring that the upgrading and rationalization of northwestern transportation systems occurs in time to meet major developments in the mineral and forest sectors of British the trans- port minister said. He said the proposed trans- port package, if adopted, would speed grain shipments, iv> grade resource development in the forestry and mining re- gions and help promote the planned expansion of port fa- cilities at Prince Rupert. The six major proposals: "Construction of two princi- pal rail lines in order to pro- vide access from the Yukon to Prince Rupert. The first would run from the Prince George re- EXPANSIONS ANNOUNCED Transport Minister Don Jamieson points to map showing planned multi-million-dollar expansions of road and rail systems in British Col- umbia during Tuesday news conference in Vancouver. With him are Urban Minister Ron Basford (left) and Environment Minister Jack Davis. (CP King Gordon o new Herald feature King Gordon, who was more in the news perhaps 20 years ago, has one of Canada's best minds. Norman Smith, editor of The Ottawa Journal, calls him "probably the most ex- perienced and intelligent com- mentator on international af- fairs Ihere is in Canada." He is currently on a trip through Europe, utilizing friendships and contacts in high places built up over the years. He is writing six or seven articles based on Ihese talks and observations. The Lethbridge Herald is pleased to be able to offer them to its readers. They will be printed irregu- larly, as written and received. The first appears on page four today. Dr. Gordon was involved ear- ly in international journalism. He covered the early years of the United Nations for the CBC and then worked with the UN in Korea, Ihe Middle Easl, the Congo and elsewhere for 12 years. He professor of in- ternational relations at the Un- iversily of Alberta for five years, meanwhile directing the Banff Conference on World Af- fairs and serving as national chairman of Ihc CUSO board. He is now research associate at the Inslilule for International Co-operation at the University of Ollawa. Seen and heard About town ylSITOR Alma Lultaslfy getting a call from hus- band John wondering how the LCI "Geritol reunion" was going Lena Hasulak phoning city hall every day to see when the new tennis courts will be ready Jack Stokes with giant gold bow tie and top hat promot- ing Tom McKim for western Canada governor-elect of Ki- wanis. State secretary Pelletier on Trudeau's Mack list Lethbridge singers place 2nd LLANGOLLEN, Wales The Arjie Campbell Singers of Leth- bridge took second place in Tuesday's folk song competi- tion at the world famous Llangollen Eisteddfod, with an aggregate mark of 176. There were 25 entries in the section. First plice went to the Arran Choir from Ayr Scot- land, with 181 points. This is the second European trip for the singers. In the sum- mer of 3968 they took British festivals by storm after enter- ing and winning llirce classes at Bournemouth, Southampton, and lopping entries from all over the world at the presti- gious Tees-Side Eisteddfod in Yorkshire. They then took part in the Eisteddfod in Llangollen, and became the first Canadian choir to win (his international event. The present group of 37 girls, accompanied by seven arlults, left for Britain June 2fi. After a brief visit to Germany and Hoi- lard, flic Anne Campbell Sing- ers will return lo the cily July By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Burcatt OTTAWA Secretary of State Gerard Pelletier will be bounced out of that portfolio after Uie election Prime Minis- ter Pierre Trudeau promised an angry House of Commons Tues- day. The MPs were voicing vigor- ous protests over the July 1 cel- ebrations which were conducted in French only on Parliament Hill Saturday night. The prime minister apolo- gized to Parliament for the country's birthday celebrations being conducted in French only and assured the House that it would never happen again in any such national celebrations staged by his government. His implication that the Li- beral government would be re- turned to office after the next general election and that he would then transfer Mr. Pelle- tier out of his present post, was not lost on some of the opposi- tion MPs. They hooted deri- sively when he said he would transfer Mr. Pelletier after the election, shouting that the vot- ers would make sure the minis- ter was out of the next cabinet. Outside the House (he prime minister was asked by the press if he was in effect "repudiat- ing" Mr. Pelletier. Mr. Trudeau said he was not "repudiating" the minister but there was "an element of blame" resting with the minister in that the situation had been allowed to happen under Mr. Pelletier's direction. However when he was ques- tioned in French by French Ca- nadain journalists Uie prime minister softened the impact of his remarks in the House by claiming in French that he was just "kidding the opposition." He pointed out that it is custom- ary to shuffle cabinet ministers after an election. The national capital English speaking population has been seething with indignation judg- ing by comments in newspapers and on open-line radio programs in Ottawa, over the French-only program presented on Parlia- ment Hill to mark the country's birthday. Later he assured the House that future July 1 celebrations organized by his government would be bilingual and multi- cultural. gion, through Dease Lake to the Yukon. The second would be a link between that line and the Canadian National east- west route into Prince Rupert; Construction of three new railway lines to serve forest areas at Ootsa lake, Babine lake and the Nass river, to serve the forest industry in the Prince Hupert-Kitimat area of B.C.; Paving of 215 miles of the Alaska Highway between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson; Extension of the L i a r d Highway between the B.C.- Northwest Territories boundary and Fort Simpson, N.W.T. This would provide direct access from the Alaska Highway at Fort Nelson lo the Mackenzie Highway, wiiich is being built by the federal government; Improvement of the Slew- art-Cassiar Highway and the provision of two additional sub- sidiary roads, which would re- sult in a road link between southern British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska; Construction of a highway between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Y.T. This would give Whitehorse, Y.T. and the south- western corner of the Yukon road access lo the sea via Skagway. The plans, still subject to federal provincial negotiation, would provide rail and paved highway links through square miles of the Canadian northwest. JO-YEAR PLAN Mr. Jamieson said the pro- posed 10-year plan would cost "several hundreds of millions of dollars." Environment Minister Jack Davis, who also attended the news conference, said the new transport system could vastly improve the employment situa- tion in northern British Colum- bia. "The plan will enable a 000-mile northern railway to tap the mineral and forest re- sources, funnel them down through a major port at Prince Rupert, and trigger an expan- sion that could provide new jobs over the next 20 Mr. Davis said. The provincial government already is committed to extend the B.C. Railway (formerly the PGE) lo Dease lake from Fort St. James, and this link is scheduled for completion in 1974. The federal proposal would be to construct a 115- mile link from the CNR's Prince Rupert-Hazelton line to the new B.C. railway line. Estimated cost of this rail link alone is S27.5 million, of which the federal government would pay 75 per cent. Mr. Jamieson said present thinking is that the federal gov- ernment would assume 25 per cent of the cost of the Deasa lake line from Fort St. James to the point where it connects with the Prince Rupert link. From there to Dease lake and on up to the Yukon border would be a 50-50 cost split. He said federal involvement for railways alone would total at least 5180 million. SYSTEM NECESSARY Mr. Jamieson said the new system is necessary in order to take full advantage of the de- cision to declare Prince Rupert a national port. "While expansion of Port fa- cilities at Princt Rupert is seen as vital lo Uie needs of the ex- port market, it is also antici- pated that provision of an ade- quate rail network in the hint- erland area win both trigger and provide the means for over- all development in the he said. The federal minister said ha would like to see British Co- lumbia take over the portion of the federally-conlrolled Alaska Highway that runs through B.C. "With that in mind, we are very much disposed lo paying (he cost of paving the highway between Fort St. John and Fort he said. City to correct tn A proposal to add a right- turn lane from 6th Ave. S. onto 13th St. was approved by city council Tuesday and given "immediate priority." Money for the alteration was requested by the city engineer to clear up a traffic flow prob- lem created by the recent line markings put in at the inter- section. The curb on the south side of 6th Ave., between the intersec- tion and the lane to the west, will be cul back 12 feet to allow for the right-turn lane. The ex- isting painted island will re- main lo mainlain Ihe protect- ed left-turn bay and the exist- e prepar worms of VciM'ziH'id dp.ad al 67 NEW YORK (AP) Raul Lconi, former president of Ven- ezuela and architect of lliat South American nation's present day democracy, died early loday al New York Hosni. (al. Ha was 67. By .TIM NF.AVES EDMONTON (CP) Tile worm walch has paid off and the Prairies, caught napping last year, arc awake for an out- break of Bertha Army worms in the rapesecd crop this year. Last year, the voracious cat- erpillars damaged a million acres of rapcsccd in Saskatche- wan and acres in Al- berta. Damage in Manitoba was small. The worm watch started last fell wilh reports of worm pupae in the soil, indicating another inCrsfaficn this yrir under Ibo right conditions. Now, parlmlarly In Albcrla, worn) mullK arr byiug eggs on rape pi.ml leaves. The next I wo or I hrce weeks will be critical as chemical war- fare against Ihc post has no ef- fect the egg si has lo catch the omcrRii.g worms. They were well ndvanccd last year before Ihc outbreak wa.s identified. Gurha, head of Albcrla's pest cimlrol branch, snid Tur.s- day this, year's watch was ro- sponsible for catching an infes- tation of red turnip beetle in the rFipeseed during its early stages. "Even then we had a problem because the only registered in- secticide for the beetle was DDT and supplies now are non- existent in Alberta." Mr. Gurba said a crash pro- gram showed Guthion, a chemi- cal registered for use against other rapcsced flea beetle and Ihc diamondback effective agaiixst Iho turnip beetle. "We obtained registration from Ollawa for its use within lu-o days and were able lo deal effectively with Ihe, outbreak which hit the parkland areas of central Albcrla." lie said Ihe province Is ready (o handle (lie worms (his ycir "because we have the chemical In Ihe province and the know- how we were able to get from iafl year's experience." La.st year suppli of Lmiiiato only effective chemical against tin worm a (tor Uie DDT to be airlifted from the United Stales. There also was a problem get- ting enough spray aircraft for the affcclcd acres last year. "We've already been inun- dated with calls from aircraft operators this year, from as far away as Kansas, wanting lo know when Ihey should move up Mr. Gurba said. Bill the worms won't have such a large acreage on which to feed this year because Prai- rie farmers have reduced Iheir rnpcsccd plantings. The crop (his year is estimated at 3.4 mil- lion acres compared with 5.4 million in 1971. year's bailie e.vpen- sivc. Manitoba and Saskatche- wan paid a third of the cost of the chemical while Alberta farmers were paid an acre. The (olal cost was about to Ilia Manitoba govern- ment but Alberta paid out more than Saskatchewan, 1] a r d e s I hit, .sprayed about acres :.t an estimated cast of million of which Iho province paid ing right-hand lane will be used for straight through traffic only. Surveys have shown that 42 per cent of (he traffic at the intersection lums right onto 13lh St. while only seven per cent turns left. With the exist- ing system, both through and right-turn traffic was funnelled into one lane by the island. THREE OPPOSED The council resolution was opposed by Aldermen Vera Ferguson, Tom Ferguson and Bill Kergan. Aid. Ferguson suggesled us- ing existant markings at the in- tersection. One sign, with an arrow pointing straight ahead and an arrow pointing to the right, faced eastbound mo- torists on 6lh Ave. The sign meant no left turn and had a sign beneath which stated 4 to 6 p.m. An advance Icfl-tum lighl, suggested by Aid. Kergan, was called "undesirable at this lime" by city engineer Handy Holfeld. Aid. Chick Chichrstcr, who submilled the motion, said cul- ling back Ihe curb conforms with the eventual plans to wide n Gth Ave. from 1st St. to I3th St. S. The immediate alterations will cost ilia ;