Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Trudeau favors return China visit OTTAWA (CP) Chances appear excellent that Prime Minister Trudeau, if he is re- turned to office in the coming federal election, will become the first Western head-of-govern- ment to visit the People's He- public of China. Informed sources said here the prime minister favors the idea of such a visit and the Chinese, for their part, already have started moving on it. Premier Chou En-lai con- veyed an oral invitation to Mr. Trudeau via Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin earlier this month. Mr. Pepin went to Pe- king as head of a Canadian trade delegation and had a 2% hour intreview with the pre mier, the No. 3 man in the Chinese Communist hier archy. Peking's first ambassador designate to Canada, Huani Hua, is expected to re-confirrr the invitation after he arrive here to take up his post. The first Canadian ambassa dor to Peking, Ralph Collins, ar rived in the Chinese capita nearly two months ago. Mr. Trudeau is widely ex [reeled to call an election next pring or summer, and so it eemed probable that if the leetoral result is favorable he will undertake the journey in he latter part of 1972 or in 1973. For Mr. Trudeau a trip to hina would be a return visit, similar to the return visit he made to the Soviet Union in May this year. He visited both Communist countries on private excursions years before he got into public life. Since recognizing one another nine months ago, Canada and China have moved swiftly to strengthen their relations. Peking has approved in prin- ciple a Canadian bid for a com- mercial air link to Shanghai or Peking, and tes tentatively named Canada China's most fa- vored source of supply for wheat. Preparations are being made for a visit by a Chinese trade delegation to Ottawa to repay Mr. Pepin's visit to Peking. A Canadian table tennis team was among those invited to China for a series of games when ping pong diplomacy flow- ered this spring. FAMILY JOKE Family joke might be the cause of Lady Bird Johnson's hilarity in candid photo snapped at the former president's Texas retirement home. Although out of official life, the Johnsons are cmythin g but inactive, entertaining public figures and making frequent personal appearances. Reduce fare 011 airline cor youths ROME (Reuter) Alitalia announced here it is offering a round-trip youth fare to the Jnited States as of Wednesday. Other airlines such as Pan American and Trans-World Air- ines also are offering the fare irom the same date. The Italian move undercut by about student fares being of- fered by other airlines. The fares will be for flights from Rome or Milan to New York, Boston or Philadel- phia, and for flights from Rome or Milan to Chicago or Detroit. The fares will be valid all year round and be available to people aged between 12 and 26 years old, whether or not they are students. ____Wednesday, July 14, 1971 THE UtHBRIDGC HERALD 11 Roadwork blamed for flooding EDMONTON (CP) Farm- ers in the flood-ravaged Kinuso area are blaming industrial de- velopment for most flood dam- age suffered in June and early July. Unifarm president Dobson Lea says excessive runoff of 'lood waters from the priftpile, Swan and East Prairie rivers Lhat flow into Lesser Slave Lake In Montreal, a spokesman for Alitalia said a round-trip youth fare of 5201 Canadian between Montreal and Rome-Milan has been in effect for about three weeks. Trucker killed PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. (CP) Norman Russell Miller, 52, of Edmonton, was killed when the semi trailer vehicle he was driving missed a curve and rolled over. was caused mainly by road building and clearing for pipe- lines in the Kinuso area, 150 miles northwest of Edmonton. Farmers say the roadwork has changed water courses and interfered with natural barriers to erosion. The immediate problem fac- ing farmers is to find pasture land and feed for cattle, said Mr. Lea. Fifty farmers in the Kinuso area have appointed a seven- man committee, headed by Marvin Lillo, to prepare propo- sals for assistance to alleviato losses suffered in the flooding. GOOD OLD DAYS In 1904 there were fewer than 600 motor vehicles in Canada, most of them in Ontario. CARPET and UNO (Complete InstallationsD Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" Arms negotiators down to business HELSINKI (AP) U.S. and Soviet negotiators Tuesday began what conference sources called serious consideration of the limitation of defensive anti- ballistic missiles and offensive strategic weapons. The second full meeting of tile current round of strategic arms limitation talks, known for short as SALT, was described by informed sources as "a good businesslike session." The meeting, at the U.S. em- bassy, lasted an hour and 45 minutes and the atmosphere was termed "serious and con- structive." The rxt meeting was set for next Tuesday at the Soviet em- bassy. There was no elaboration on the substance of the talks, but both sides have expressed de- termination to work for agree- ment on the basis of the May 20 understanding that broke a year long deadlock in the talks which began Nov. 17, 1969. That understanding was to concentrate this year oh limit- ing the defensive ABM systems, at the same time agreeing on measures to leash offensive strategic weapons. Dystrophy battle takes new turn TORONTO (CP) The fight against muscular dystro- phy, still far from won, has taken on a new dimensions: a pre-natal survival of only the fittest. The practice isn't wide- spread, but some mothers here have had legal abortions to prevent the birth of a fe- male child who might become a earner of the disease. Some hospital committees, which arc necessary for ther- apeutic abortions in Canada, say this is a valid and effec- tive approach to the problem because science now is able to determine with fair accuracy the sex of an unborn child. Dr. Margaret Thompson, senior staff geneticist at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Chil- dren, says she takes no per- sonal stand on abortions in such cases, but adds: "From the geneticist's point of view in combatting this dis- ease, it's better that way. Coal mine operation to switch TORONTO (CP) Shares of Mclntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd. dropped to on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday after directors announced a plan for "substantial modification" of its coal mine operation at Smoky River, Alta. Mclntyre also announced that the quarterly dividend normally payable Sept. 1 would not be paid. The company paid a share last year, but reduced this to an annual rate of a share earlier this year. A brief announcement afte hte directors meeting said the Smoky River mine will switcl to complete use of one type o mining machine instead of two T! preparation plant at the site also will undergo modifica lion. Coal from the site goes l> Japan under a long-term con tract but technical and labo problems have put the operatic behind schedule. The Smoky River operatic lost during the firs quarter of this year. Mclntyre' profit for the three months wa or 39 cents a share down from or 61 cent a share. Mclntyre shares have trade ns liijjh us this year. Du ing "170, fhi> high-low was However, at the same time we mustn't disregard the par- ents' dilemma or their reli- gious scruples." She said she doesn't know how many hospitals or doctors approve such abortions or how many demands are made on them to do so. Muscular dystrophy, a dete- rioration of the body muscles, is a hereditary disease passed on through generations by fe- males to their male offspring, 'file females, the only car- riers, are not handicapped by it- The Duchenne form of the disease, the most serious and most common, is said to strike about one in every males. The male shows the first outward symptoms when he is about a year old, and he rarely lives beyond 20. Dr. Thompson says the in- cidence of the Duchenne form, has remained fairly constant, with its risk of being passed on through childbirth still at about 50 per cent. "However, the prevalence of it has increased because of he better treatment we are able to give the affected nales today. Because of that, .here are more of them around." She says the main reason males do not pass on the dis- ease is that they either do not grow old enough or healthy enough to father children. SEEK EFFECTIVE TEST Will science ever progress far enough so that affected males will be able to reach normal parenthood, thus de- tire purpose of treating them? "When we reach that Dr. Thompson says, "it should mean that shortly thereafter we will have the entire problem under con- Irol." She says one of the malor hopes of research is to detect the carrier mothers, "distin guishing them from their nor mal conversely, to determine who the non-car- riers arc." She says there lias been some not nearly determining the carriers by an enzyme 01 blood test of potential moth crs. "But often we don't find ou until after the affected child i then the parent, don't want any more children or they complete their fami lies by adoption. 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