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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July LETHBRIDQE Test-tube baby doctors Dr. Patrick of and Dr. Robert Edwards of Babies arouse furore England Prof. Douglas the man who disclosed the birth of the world's first test-tube said Tues- day the child born in Bri- tain is and develop- ing normally as far as I can tell He told am in touch with the family and will remain so for some years to But the professor refused to discuss the sex or weight of the baby. cannot he said Prof. Bevis's disclosure at the British Medical Association's annual conference here Monday that three test-tube babies had been born started a controversy among doctors calling for more scientific informatidn about the births. have no plans to talk to them about but it may be I will publish further details some time in the Bevis said. I do everyone will know about Sir John a promi- nent British called on whoever per- tormed the test-tube baby operations to disclose details about their work. Dr. Peel said in an inter- view that he has no reason to question the infor- mation. But scientific evidence must be published soon 'If it is not then people will have every reason to be said Dr. former gynecologist to Queen Elizabeth. Prof. Bevis refused to elaborate on the bare details he the children were born in western at least one of them in that the eldest now is 18 and that all three are apparently healthy and normal. His statement aroused a furor among rival teams. working on laboratory fer- tilization of human eggs and their subsequent im- plantation into the womb Prof. Bevis denied he had been involved with the successful test-tube baby operation Dr. Peel would personally rather have seen something as impor- tant as this announced in a scientific with scientific details. That is the way that I and others like to see it. think whoever is responsible should publish and still preserve the anonimity of the families concerned. Rent-a-womb society next TORONTO The reported birth of three babies in Europe after scientists fertilized eggs from the mothers' ovaries with male sperm inside test tubes may be a first step towards rent-a- womb a spokesman for the United Church of Canada said Tuesday. A British researcher says that after growing in the test tube for about a the eggs were TOWN OF PICTURE BUTTE Immediately Requires SECRETARY-TREASURER Municipal experience preferred. Salary negoti- able. Applications will be received at the Town Office up to p.m. July 26th Please submit applications E. MclLROY Town of Picture Butte replaced in the mothers' wombs. Commenting on the report that the three babies have reached toddler Rev. Clarke MacDonald and two other church spokesmen ex- pressed reservations about the social implications of continuing such ex- periments. is some un- easiness as to where this whole thing is heading and what are the moral and legal said Mr deputy secretary of the United Church's mission division in Canada If the experiments were extended to use a volunteer's womb for the purposes of conceiving other people's Mr. MacDonald is a precarious situation. REAL ESTATE IS THE GAME AND BLOCK BROS. HAS THE NAME AND THE NAME OF THE GAME IS PROFESSIONAL MARKETING We want people who are interested in learning the game. We can show you the way to become a leader in the real estate tales field. Our training program is among the beat in the business. Our incentive program profit is un- equalled. For mc..e information on the fascinating field of Real Estate call our office now. Frank Tinordi 327-3478 Tim Griaak 328-2266 BLOCK BROS. 105. I 1 AL 328-2356 REAL ESTATE SERVICE LTD. B.C. communications authority recommended VICTORIA Tran- sport Minister Bob Strachan released Tuesday the Clark Report on education televi- sion which recommends the establishment of an indepen- dent authority to manage all communication facilities in British Columbia. The prepared by Barrie former Liberal MLA and said the British Columbia Com- Fallout over Canada OTTAWA China's nuclear explosion last month caused radiation levels to rise to 16 times the normal value in the air over a health department scientist said Tuesday. A. K. Dasgupta of the department's health protec- tion branch stressed in an interview that the radiation from the Chinese atmospheric blast not represent any health The high levels lasted only a few days and are a far cry from the radiation caused by protracted atmospheric tests by the United States and Soviet Union in the 1960s. from a normal level of 25 units of the gov- ernment's testing station in Winnipeg found an increase to 4.76 units July about two weeks after the June 17 ex- plosion. A smaller to .71 had been detected over Regina June 24-25 and an ear- lier wave raised the level over Winnipeg to 1.17 June 22-23. By July 10 it had returned to normal. No unusual increases were recorded at any of the other 22 monitoring stations the department has across 'the country. Dr. Dasgupta says it is nor- mal for such radioactivity to appear at isolated locations. The fallout from the blast travels in jetstreams thousands of then either filters to earth or is flushed down in rains. Dr. Dasgupta says it is just as hard to predict the location of fallout as to predict the weather But there is no doubt the radiation comes from the Chinese bomb. France was testing at about the same time in the air over the South Pacific. But that was in the southern and only diffuse radiation would emerge in Canada Only the Chinese explosion could have caused the sudden increase. And the discovery of fresh fission material is evi- dence the radiation comes from a bomb and is not natural. fn the early radiation levels averaged 16 units across and reached a peak of 41 in Dr. Dasgupta says. They dropped sharply when U.S and Soviet tests went underground munications Authority is necessary to provide the re- quired co-ordination and in- tegration of such facilities. Commissioned in the report also through the apply to the Cana- dian Radio-Television Com- mission for licence authority to broadcast on Channel the last remaining television channel in southwestern BCCA set up a provin- cial microwave or satellite communications BCCA establish an education broadcast division and a computer and data ser- vice BCCA enter into negotiations with CBC and B C. Television to assist and encourage extension of ser- vice in the cable television com- panies be required to with the provincial com- munications B.C. government con- tinues to press the federal government for regulatory jurisdiction over all com- munication facilities within the province. Although not one of his for- mal Mr. Clark also suggests the government follow through on its announced plan to take over B.C. Telephone Co. An earlier leak of the Clark Report had stated that he recommended the telephone company takeover as a first priority in ihe governments plans in the communications field. 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