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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH6 IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wodnosday, July 22, 1970- INDIAN SIT-IN CONTINUES Study session! on education and strategy meetings ore hsid regularly in the all-Indian school taken over fay more than 100 Indians de- manding control over their education. The Indians say the sit-in, in its seventh day, will continue until Jean Chretien, Minister of Ind ian Affairs, agrees to meet with them at the school. Mercury Harms Brain Say Research Scientists SASKATOON1 group of research scientists at the University of Saskatchewan an- nounced Tuesday they have found that mercury compounds in water can be harmful to human brain cells. A university statement said the scientists have established for the first time in Canada Romanian-Built Tractors Can Be Bought For Grain PROVOST (CP) Roma- nian-built tractors will begin demonstration tours to Alberta and Saskatchewan Friday. _ The first display of these fcel-powered1 machines owned by Western Canadian Export Import Co., will be at this east- Central Alberta town 155 miles southeast of Edmonton. Importer Ted Puska1, of Provost, said he plans to buy of the units from the Bucharest Auto-Tractor plant. "If farmers don't have enough cash, we'll trade the tractors for he said. "The Romanian government is more interested in grain than cash anyway." Prices 'of the Romanian-built tractors are lower than Cana- dian-built counterparts, the company said. The 40-horse- power version sells for about and a larger power unit at that mercury pollution m bodies of water is a potential hazard to human health. Three studies are being con- ducted on brain damage to ani- mals, the build-up to the flesh of fish, and mercury levels in f i s hl-eattag birds and mam- mals. The statements said the haz- ard results from a build-up of organic compounds of mercury to fish. The found to a five-year-old study that muscle tissue of fish, caught to some parts of tlie Saskatchewan River basin on the prairies, contained relatively high levels of mercury. Scientists studying brain damage from organo-mercurl- al poisoning to animals now are attempting to determine the nature of the damage and the levels of mercury that cause it. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS THRIFTWAY DRUGS SPECIALS DOVE LIQUID 24-oz. bettlt Reg. 89c 58' STERISOL Reg. 1.49 99' FIESTA CAMERAS BY KODAK Reg. 14.95 8 ADORN HAIR SPRAY Reg. 2.98 NOXZEMA Greaseless Cream r THURSDAY SPECIAt KING SIZE Cln. of 200 4AO REGULAR Cln. of 200. ONLY 4.39 Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. fo 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT J driftway rusts 'TOUR I.D.A. AND REXAll DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Fewer Jobs Provided OTTAWA (CP) Employ, ment grow at mid-year June 30 by less than half its comparable 1969 growth and the important manufacturing and utilities in. dustries provided fewer jobs last month than a year earlier. Labor force figures released today by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics showed that the only categories showing major increases in Canadians at work were comniunity, personal and other services industries. Others of tlie larger employer groups had tailed off. Tlie slowdown in trade, and the reversal of the ;job growth trend in manufacturing, trans- portation and other utilities and in primary industries, is be- lieved by government sources to be a reflection of the govern- ment's anti-inflation program. Employers are slowing expan- sion and, to some cases, ac- tually cutting back on payrolls in line with the emphasis on easing inflation. The figures belie some gov- ernment assertions that the labor force is expanding rap- idly. Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey was quoted in To- ronto as saying it is. SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT At mid-June this year, DBS reports, there were persons employed. Employment last year was 3.3 per cent more than two years ago. For tlie important manufac- turing industry, which normally hires almost one-quarter of Can- ada's total work force, the fig- ures for employed persons for the week ended June 20 showed a decline of half of one per cent. A year ago, manufacturing employment was showing an in- crease of 2.2 per cent over mid- 1968. Employment In transportation and the other utilities was down to from a year ago, but still ahead of in June, 1968. Big gains, however, have been made this year in the service industries, employing in the latest period for which figures are available. This is an increase of 7.2 per cent over a year ago. Mid-1969 figures were up 5.1 per cent from mid-1968. Taking manufacturing and trade employment together, in- dustries that normally employ Telephone Service Disrupted CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Phone operators of tlie Island Telephone Co. walked off their jobs early today, disrupting long-distance service in Prince Edward Island. Allister MacPherson of Hali- fax, business agent of Local 1030 of the International Broth- erhood of Electrical Workers, said the company was continu- ing its policy of suppressing wages in the province. He said the operators decided to walk out after the company turned down the commission's report. ASKED MORE PAY Commissioner R. T. Henthorn had proposed that salaries be raised to a range of to weekly from to over an 18-month period. Hurricane Becky Loses Punch PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) Hurricane Becky lost much of its punch today as it neared Florida's Panhandle and. was downgraded to a tropical storm. Hurricane warnings e r e pulled down along 100 miles of coast from Fort Walton Beach to Port St. Joe on the Gulf of Mexico. three out of every eight Cana- dian workers, the growth this year was only six-tenths of one per cent. Last year, employ- ment in these industries grew by 2.5 per cent. FEWEll FARM JOBS Agriculture and other pri- mary industries provided 3.7 per cent fewer jobs in June this year than they did 12 months earlier. Last year, these indus- tries showed a fractional gain, up one-tenth of one per cent. Edmonton Plebiscite Approved EDMONTON (CP) City council has approved a pleb- iscite for Nov. 25 on a money bylaw to finance a trade, con- vention and sports facility esti- mated to cost up to The centre, nicknamed Omni- plex, would include a trade and convention centra with covered football and hockey facilities. Mayor Ivor Dent said after approval of the plebiscite that a byelection likely would be in- cluded to fill a vacancy on council resulting from the death last October of Aid. Julia Kinis'ki. More Deaths From Aspirin Overdoses EDMONTON (CP) Aspirin overdoses cause more deaths thai) all other drugs combined, a counselling psychologist told a rural youth seminar. Dr. John Patterson, director of the counselling centre of the educational psychology depart- ment at the University of Al- berta, said: "The drug prob- lems this city faces are ter- rific." "But. somehow people think the drugs they find in their mother's medicine cabinet are safer." Dr. Patterson tolo1 the 89 teen-agers from rural Alberta that legalizing marijuana might not be a bad idea. "Police tell us that kids' don't know what they're taking sometimes even arsenic is mix- ed with pot. If marijuana was legalized, there would be a cer- tain element of controller its content." Plane Pirate Pulls Knives SAIGON (CP) A United States soldier tried to hijack an airliner from Saigon to Hong Kong by threatening the crew with knives today but surren- dered to police after officials let the air out of the plane's tires. The only reported injury in the two-hour episode at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport was a South Korean flight engineer on the Air Vietnam plane who suf- fered a cut throat as he tried to escape. taken into custody by South Vietnamese police and turned over to U.S. authorities, the man was identified as Pte. George M. Hardin of the U.S. Army. Officials said Hardin is 20 and bis home is in St. Louis, Mo. They said he apparently had warded the four-engine DC-4 at Pleiku, to the central highlands, where he is assigned as a peri- meter guard at the U.S. Army's 7lst Evacuation Hospital. DBS employment figure count people as being employe if they have jobs but were no at work during the survey be- cause of bad weather, illnes: industrial disputes or. were on vacation. People directly involved in strikes or lockouts to June do not upset the em ploymenTfigures, though, peopl who are laid off because o: strikes or lockouts in other o related industries are counte< as unemployed. DBS and the manpower de- partment said to their report on unemployment last week tha one of the reasons for increase' unemployment to June was lay offs precipitated by labor dis putes in British Columbia. Unemployment t o t a 11 e in June this year, com pared with to June las year and in June, 1968 The rate of unemployment based on the total labor force and adjusted to take into effec normal seasonal variations rose last month to 6.6 per cen from 4.9 in June last year ant 5.3 to June, 1968. Mountain Climber Missing GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, B.C. (CP) Hain anc low cloud Tuesday the search for a Vancouver, B.C man believed lost since Sunda; while mountain climbing. Park officials said Donali Wallbridge, about 30, com pled with park regulations ara told rangers Saturday he wa going climbing alone and woulc return the next day. The search for him today to the Rogers Pass Area, about 50 miles east of Revelstoke, B.C., wdth the aid of a heli copter. Ontario, B.C. Hit By Posties OTTAWA (CP) The na- tional postal dispute continuet today with strikes at 17 Ontario points, hold-over strikes at two British Columbia towns anc closings by the post office al seven other Ontario points. Struck by 991 workers were post offices in St. Catharines. Clarkson, Toronto Station L, Hamilton Station .B, Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville, Essex, Kitchener, Kincardine, Wingham, Listowel, Kirklam Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Coch rane, Timmins and South Por- cupine, Post offices at Kitimat and Ten-ace, B.C. were still struck by 34 night-shift workers. Tlie post office on its par! closed facilities in the Ontario communities of Waterloo, Gait, Preston, Walkerton, Hanover, Elmira, and Hespeler. The Council of Postal Unions, negotiators for the postal workers, urged the public serv- ice staff relations board Tues- day to rebuke the post office for pursuing its policy of closing offices iu areas hit by the un- ions' rotating strikes. The council said the shut- downs amounted to lockouts, which are prohibited under the Public Service Staff Relations Act. Red Deer Area Girl Killed RED DEER Bolze, 16, of the Red Deer dis- trict was killed when the car she was driving overturned to a ditch, two miles east of here. AUTOMATED PIANO TEACHER-Built by Stanford University engineering student David Beach the technique gets a tryout from five-year-old Jackie MacDonald. When she presses the right key, it not only plays the note, but also switches on a bulb directly behind that note on her king-sized sheet music. If she hits the wrong key, light switches on outside that note, showing her mistake. Opinion Divided On Measles Shots Dy THE CANADIAN PRESS Most health authorities in Canada do not seem to share the feeling of the Canadian Pe- diatrics Society that only mass inoculation programs can pre- vent an epidemic of German measles this year. At a conference in Winnipeg Monday, the pediatrics society passed a resolution urging all levels of government to institute mass vaccine programs or face the possibility of defective chil- dren being born this winter to women who contract the disease during pregnancy. Dr. Donald McLean, chair- man of the society's, infectious diseases committee, said a woman exposed to the disease in the first three months of her pregnancy runs a 30-tq 40-per- cent chance of giving birth to a child with heart disease, cata- racts, hearing defects or mental retardation. The pediatricians said the danger would be eliminated if all children under 11 were inoc- ulated. Ontario Health Minister Thomas Wells said he has re- ceived no warning of an epi- demic situation. Ontario health authorities are confident a province-wide inocu- lation program started earlier this year and scheduled to finish in the fall will prevent an epi- demic, he said. Dr. Jean-Paul Breton, assist- ant director of the epidemic di- vision of Quebec's health de- partment, said the epidemic talk is based on predictions by t h e Communicable Diseases Centre in Atlanat, Ga., but Quebec has a different climate and may not suffer as much. SAYS SALES PITCH Dr. David Severs, Newfound- land's chief public health offi- cer, said manufacturers of Ger- man measles vaccine have been using the Atlanta predictions in their advertising but there is no indication of an epidemic in Newfoundland and the govern- ment has no plans for an immu- nization program. Dr. Emmanuel Siiell, director of preventive medical services for Manitoba, said measles ap- pears to have peaked in Mani- toba with 526 cases, reported in June about 20 times higher than tlie incidence in June, 1969. Meanwhile, oilier provinces are planning inoculation pro- grams against an epidemic. They include Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. British Columbia has ear- marked for inoculations but Health Minister Ralph Loff- mark said his department is still studying the need for prov- ince-wide inoculations at an es- timated cost of Tlie director of Saskatche- wan's communicable diseases branch, Dr. George Davidson, said a program of mass inocula- tions might prompt bad reac- tions in people who would other- wise naturally form antibodies to combat the disease. Health consultants i n Saskatchewan will study the question at a meeting in Regina July 29. Freedomites Eating Now VANCOUVER (CP) Six Sons of Freedom Doukhobor women, being held in Oakalla prison on arson charges, have ended a hunger strike that last- ed 18 days but still are too weak to appear in court, a pris- on official said Tuesday. The six, Pauline Hadiken, Tina Ostrikoff, Anuta Kootnik- off, Tina Jmaeff, Mary Malak- off and Mary Astaforoff, are accused in the June 28 binning of the Grand Forks home of orthodox Doukliobor leader John J. Verigin. The prison spokesman said the women ended their fast Monday and were in "reason- ably good" physical condition, although not able to stand trial. They were remanded for one week without appearing. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ft ABOVE 12-00 U ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge Medicine Hat Calgary Edmonton Ptocher Creek Banff........ High Level Peace River Penticton Victoria frfnce George Vancouver 'rtoce Albert Saskatoon Brandon Hegma...... .Vinnipeg..... Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa Montreal Quebec it. John's lalifax...... 78 50 .13 85 58 .13 73 53 .23 71 45 .09 79 46 70 45 66 47 68 47 82 49 84 47 69 3? 64 S3 79 60 .04 82 56 84 60 88 55 82 64 81 47 72 49 61 50 67 55 .01 70 56 ..02 73 57 70 56 .03 1 Frederlcton 77 55 Charlottetown 81 61 St. John's, Nftd 73 57 Chicago......... 76 54 New York........82 68 Washington 80 65 FORECASTS L c t h bridge Thunder- showers in a few localities this afternoon and early eve- ning. Highs near 75 except near 80 in the Lethbridge region. Lows tonight near 50. Thursday mainly sunny. Highs Thursday near Medicine Hat Today: Fre- quent showers or thundershow- ers late this afternoon and eve- ning. Highs today 70-75, lows tonight mid 50s. .Thursday: Mainly sunny. Highs mid-70s. Kootenay, Columbia To- day, cloudy with a few show- ers and isolated thundershow- ers. Tonight, clearing. Thurs- day, mainly sunny with winds reaching 20 near showers. Highs today in the high 70s. Highs Thursday near the 80s. Lows tonight in the low 50s. Owatonna Presents SWATHFRS and WINDROWERS Extra wide crop Contour One platform can be "V railed a foot while the other and hugs the ground. Individually powered trimping roles produce thorough buf gentle conditioning. No thredding No tearing Stems are power crimpled. BALER TWINE ft.-325 Ib. t.nille ifrength.................... PER BALE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is e-paving between Lethbridge nd Monarch. Motorists are sked to watch for men and quipment. Between Coleman nd the B.C. border paving is in rogress causing slight delay to traffic. Highway 5 Lethbridge to felling. Base course paving is in progress. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Heavy oiling has been completed in this area and caution is advised. Highway 25 Oiling is to pro- gress in the Turin area. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing CoutU 4 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m. o 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. o 5 p.m.; Klngsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Hykerts 8 a.m. o midnight, Logan Pass, open 24 ;