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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, July 23, 1970- Fear Fresh Onslaught Of Marauding Mice SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) The marauding mice of oast ern Australia have been halted by a harsh winter, but farmers fear a fresh onslaught on their next grain crops. The mice plague reached its peak iii December, a summer month in" the Southern Hemi- sphere, with hordes of thou- sands of the rodents marching on the eastern Australia grain belt of acres. Farmers hoped for a severe Australian winter to wipe out the plague. But while heavy rains early in the season killed many mice, others took refuge 'in deep burrows and found sup- plies of food in the warmth of storage shelters and silos. Farmers throughout the grain belt reported large numbers of mice gnawing steadily into their winter crops. In the "rice bowl" in southwestern New South Wales, the area hardest hit by the plague, the mice have sur- vived in the stubble of the pre- vious summer crop. Desperate for food, the used less have been known to in their effort through thick concrete walls mice. Earlier, grain alarmed at Hi An agriculture department of strychnine ficial said .that reports as 1080, w farmers throughout the pollutes the s belt showed damage the poisons p "pretty 'and farme NO EPIDEMIC still hope for a Farmers hoped that an the plague. tremely cold winter would one knows ]'u. disease in the mice. But the end to mice pkii ficial said that although departm diseases have been found in out. mice by field research just seem none was widespread enough one disease or get rid of the "Here's hopiiij With the advance of soon." official Meanwhile, the department continues to investigate the problem, and farmers have gone ahead with plans for next summer's crop. An agriculture department re- port said farmers have reporte uneven germination in som early summer crops they hav sown and attributed this to th bodies of dead mice blockin seed shoots during sowing. Tracks Damaged DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) An explosion blasted tracks apar on the Dublin-Belfast railwaj line Wednesday. Police sak they suspected terrorists from Northern Ireland were responsi We for the explosion about 10 miles from here. Measles Outbreak Not Anticipated Buses Sivept Into River COMING SOON College Cinema OTTAWA (CP) A rubella, e r m a n across Canada is not anticipate by the federal health depai ment, Health Minister Joh Munro said Wednesday. Mr. Munro told a news confe ence that department statistic show that the present rate of 6 cases of German measles pe persons is far from th epidemic rate of 300-500 case per The minister's remarks fo lowed a Canadian Pediatrics So ciety resolution Monday at Win nipeg warning health authorise at all levels of governmen about a measles epidemic said is looming in Canada. Mr. Munro said he is "very concerned" about the high num >cr of cases s "ar this the peak in cidence of German measles wa n the spring. There was a dec ine in the summer. He urged pregnant women to avoid using new rubella vaccini or counteracting the highlj nfectdous disease. "I hope the women of Canada are aware of what can occur i he drug is used during preg- he said. A woman exposed to German neasles during the first month f her pregnancy runs a 50-per- HOW TO HANDLE YOUR MONEY Like any other commod- ity, money can be a bargain if you know how io shop wisely. Credit purchases, insurance, bank accounts and otherr financial transactions can either stretch your budget or sink it. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday, financial writer Pat Carney gives you 10 guidelines in shopping for money. IN YOUR IETHBRIDGE HERAID WEEKEND MAGAZINE cent chance of giving birth to a defective baby, he said. The chances of producing a child with heart disease, cata- racts, hearing defects or mental retardation decrease in the sec- ond and third months of preg- nancy. An immunization program of children rath the rubella vac- cine, introduced in May, will be undertaken by all the provinces when the school term begins in the fall. Immunization of Indians and Eskimos by federal authorities began seven weeks ago, but it's up to each province to handle its own immunization programs, Mr. Munro said. NO THREAT EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government has no im- mediate plans of Instituting a mass vaccine program to coun- :eract German measles, al- ;hough the Canadian Pediatrics Society warned Monday that an epidemic is looming. Dr. P. B. Rose, Alberta's deputy minister of health, said, 'we are not aware of a threat if an epidemic." However, he said this was not he reason for not administer- ng a mass vaccine program. He said present vaccines have lot proVed thsir effectiveness. Also, such vaccines are "tre- lendously he said. 'WO VARIETIES Two varieties of vaccine, NEW DELHI, India (AP) Twenty-four buses and five taxi cabs carrying Hindu Pilgrims to a religious shrine were swept by a flood into the rampaging Alak Nanda River in the Himalayan foothills today, the government radio reported. It said loss of life was ex- pected to be high. Forty-five bodies were seen floating in the river. The number of persons in the convoy was not immediately known. An army vehicle accompany- ing the convoy also was hurled into the flood-swollen river in Uttar Pradesh state about 200 miles northeast of New Delhi. News dispatches from the re- gion said three bridges and 500 feet of roads had been washed away. Highway officials reported nu- merous landslides along the main road between the pilgrim centres of Rishikesh and Joshi- mattf. The buses and taxis were re- ported to be carrying the pil- grims to Bhadrinath, a Hindu religious centre i'eet above sea level in the Himala- yan foothills. Favors Coalition Government NEW DELHI, India (AP) Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, foreign minister of the Viet Cong's provisional revolutionary gov- ernment said Wednesday she fa- vors formation of a broad-based coalition government in South Vietnam that could even include some members of the present regime headed by President Nguyen Van Thieu. "We are ready to co-operate with all persons who favor peace, independence and neu- J trality regardless of their politi- cal tendencies and sympathies and their past Mrs. Binh told a news conference. "I think that in the present regime, apart from the handful of ringleaders, such as Nguyen Van Thieu, and Nguyen Cao Ky, who are fervently opposed to the ardent aspirations of the South Vietnamese people for peace, independence and neu- trality, there are quite a num- ber .of people who favor these objectives." Afro-Asians Press Arms Plan and Cendehill, are in bulk to govern- IPV 77 vailable tents at ?1 a child, a spokes- lan from the pediatrics society aid. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Afro-Asian countries went ahead today with efforts to pre- vent the supply of arms to South Africa despite earlier fears of a British and French veto in the United Nations Secu- rity Council. Informed sources said today Sierra Leone, Burundi, Nepal and Syria will join in sponsoring a formal resolution of condem- nation which Zambia will intro- duce in the council. The resolution condemns all sales of arms to South Africa j and calls for strict observance of a seven-year-old UN embargo on trade to the white-ruled re- public. Despite earlier African threats of a mandatory ban, fears of a British and French veto of such a resolution led to modifications in the text ap- proved by African and Asian strategists Tuesday. State Challenges War Entry WASHINGTON (AP) The state of Massachusetts urged the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to rule that partici- pation of the United States in the Vietnam war is unconstitu- tional. In a suit that named Defence Secretary Melvin H. Laird as defendant, the state said the ex- ecutive branch of the federal government is acting illegally in committing American troops to the Southeast Asia war. The plea for a ruling was au- thorized by the state legislature in April when it approved a bill challenging the federal govern- ment's authority to conduct un- declared wars such as Vietnam. The central legal point the state is pressing is that, without a declaration of war by Congress, the president is acting unconsti- tutionally when he sends troops into Vietnam to fight. Seasick Elephants Mutiny On Their Way To Expo 70 BANGKOK (AP) Sixteen seasick elephants on their way to Expo '70 in Osaka mu- tinied aboard a Japanese ship, forcing the vessel to return to Bangkok. Led by 20-year-old, two-ton Weeklies Merge o JAt Renfrew RENFREW, Ont. (CP) The Advance and The Mercury, Renfrew's two weekly news- papers, have amalgamated, D. W. McCuaig, publisher of The Advance, and Boyd and Norman Wilson, publishers of The Mer- cury, announced Wednesday. The Renfrew Mercury-Advance, the name of the new paper, will begin publication Wednesday, July 29. Famous people all over the world haven't tried our gin. Some people would like you to believe that because a big. name personality drinks their product, si) should you. We think you should he the judge. And if you're looking for a drier gin. judge ours. Mclcliers London Dry Gin. You'll find it's one of the driest gins you've over tasted. And what's be tier? Them convincing Or you convincing1 yourself. MELGHERS LONDON DRY GIN Plai Tongkham, or Golden One, the elephants broke the main electrical cable aboard the Toyo Maru. The ship had to pull into an island in the Gulf of Siam for emergency r'epairs before returning to Bangkok. The ship's captain said the elephants should have been put in corrals aboard the ship, but they seemed so tame this was thought unnecessary. However, fewer than 60 miles out of Bangkok the big beasts started acting up, apparently because they were seasick. KENNEL CLUB LAGS TORONTO (CP) The Cana- dian Kennel Club is up to a year behind in the registration of about purebred dogs and has hired extra staff to list dogs manually instead of by com- puter CONHnriM I IV Yf "H it 'Brent NO DOWN PAYMENT On Your EATON BUDGET CHARGE ACCOUNT SAVE 200.00 14' Fibre Glass Boat Regular 1099.00 1 Only! Boat only for summer boating fun. A dandy 14' fibreglass boat in eye-catching turquoise colour just what you want for those enjoyable summer boating days. Includes windshield steer- ing and sleeper seat. Beam Transom height 60" and depth D.O.T. rating 60 h.p. Sale, Boat only 899 Sporting Goods, Lower Floor Save 50.00 12' Fibreglass Boat Regular 249.00 1 Only! Exceptional value in a 12' fibreglass boat. 51" beam and 18" deep. H.P, rating. Weighs 160 Ibs. BQ prompt for this value. Sale, 193.00 Sporting Goods, Lower Floor Save 40.00 14' Aluminum Boot Regular 339.00 1 Only! Features n short deck. 22" deep and 20 H.P. rating. Weighs OOA QQ 180 Ibs. An excellent "buy" for a lucky Eaton customer. Sale tSJS Sporting Goods, Lower Floor Save 6.99 Ranch Wagon Style Barbecues Regular 26.98 Plenty of barbecuing time left this sum- mer and be already for next summer. We're clearing out these ranch wagon style barbecues at a handsome saving. CSA ap- proved motor, with swing out spit, with three 'height adjustments. Slide out nickle plated- grill, tubular steel legs, complete with two walled wheels, targe bottom storage tray. Colour: Harvest gold and orange. Sale, each Barbecues, tower Floor Golf Carts Regular 22.98 An excellent opportunity to replace that worn out golf cart at a saving. Adjustable to accept most Bags. Wire spoke wheels and white wall tires. Better be prompt as they should go quickly at this saving. Sale, each............................................... 19-" Sporting Goods, Lower Floor Save 3.00 Sleeping Bags Regular 18.99 Out they go we're clearing a group of sleeping bags at a 3.00 saving. 100% polyester fibre fill. Covered wifh two-lone brown twill 'cotton poplin 15'M just what you want for those camping and fishing trips. Size approximately 35x80 inches. Sale, each Sporting Goods, Lower Floor envelope Upton onion Soup Mix cups tomato juice 4 teaspoons lemon juice MONTREAL, July 23rd taining that's the ticket these lazy days and here's an excitingly new and easy fondue. Just add people and serve! UPTON FONDUE CANADIAN 1 pound Canadian cheddar cheese shredded (4 cups) Trench bread or rye bread cut Combine Lipton Onion Soup Mix. tomato' and lemon juices in saucepan. Heat slowly. As juice simmers, add small portions cheese. Keep stirring until cheese melts. Keep warm in fondue pot, chafing dish or heated casserole. Everybody spears his own piece of. bread and dips into the fondue. Instant party. Instant success. WISE IS THE MOTHER who is prepared for summer emergen- cies! For instance, diarrhea caused by too much sunning, swimming, over-indul- gence in fresh fruits and vegetables often strikes suddenly. At the first sign this 'Summer Spoiler' she knows that FOWLER'S EXTRACT OF WILD STRAW- BERRY brings fast, soothing relief from the distressing nausea and cramps of diarrhea or "Summer Fowler's is a gentle, restorative formula, based on roots and herbs, that han been a standby for children and adults for over 120 years It acts quickly and is non-constipating. Make sure you have Dr. Fowler's on iand lor home, cottage or travelling. Save 3.59 Men's Sports Bags Regular 11.98 Every man wants one of these sports bag so handy for holidays and those short trips. With zipper closing and extra zippered pocket for shaving outfits and shoes. Sale, each 8-39 Luggage, lower Floor Save 7.96 Birkdale Escort Luggage Regular 23.95 Birkdale Escort companion and weekend cases priced to clear in a hurry. Smart in appearance and with fully moulded shells covered with grained leather look fabric. Aluminum frames have recessed locks with vinyl strip for if f QQ space age look. Sale, each..................................... JJ Luggage, Lower Floor OKI'S Buy Line 328-8811 For Advertised Goods. Shop Eaton's Tonight Until 9 and Friday 9 'Til 9. ;