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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE July Trouble lights considered hazardous OTTAWA More than trouble lights con- sidered to be an electrocution hazard have been imported to Canada from the United a consumer affairs depart- ment ofticial said Monday. An unknown number of the lights were already being of- tered for sale The existence of such allegedly hazardous electrical prod- ucts pinpoints a gap in existing consumer say officials of the department's hazardous product safety who are moving to bridge it. Under changes expected it will become illegal to im- port unapproved electrical products to Canada and inspec- tors will be empowered to seize dangerous products from store shelves The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned that of the used under car on sale in the U.S. The CPSC says the lights are manufactured by A.K Electric Corp. of Brooklyn. N. Y. They have been distributed in Canada by Circle Imports of said Dick Virtue of the hazardous product safety branch here. There were no easily identifiable marks on them and they do not carry the Canadian Standards Association seal of he said. Mr Virtue is advising consumers to check their existing trouble lamps and be cautious in purchasing new ones. The lights have a cord with a metal hook above the screened light bulb for hanging the unit. A hydro or receptacle in the handle of the is considered the hazard by the CPSC. Plastic too soft The plastic surrounding the outlet is considered too soft and can be depressed to touch electrical contacts on the out- let 'But make sure people test them when they are un- he said. The CPSC is investigating an electrocution in which it believes to have been the result of a shock from one ot the trouble lights Mr. Virtue said provincial authorities have been alerted to watch tor the suspect lights. In a spokesman at Cir- cle Imports said further distribution of the product has ceased Jim director of the hazardous products safety said in an interview that existing legislation usually results in the public simply being informed of dangerous electrical products being on store shelves Import of electrical products into Canada is not now con- he said But all electrical products offered for sale must conform to the Canadian electrical which is written by the CSA. Enforcement of the code is left to the provinces. In the case of Ontario. Ontario Hydro is responsible John manager of Hydro's electrical inspection di- said his inspectors have no power of seizure when a potentially dangerous product is spotted. Would facilitate job He said the lengthy process of injunctions and to be used if merchants don't co-operate in holding back a laulty product from sale Shipments of the product are usually on a volun- tary basis by the importer Mr. Black said changes which should start in about six weeks will see the Canadian electrical code fall under the jurisdiction ot the four-year-old Hazardous Products Act. Inspectors then could exercise their power and seize faulty electrical products from store providing the con- sumer tast he said. In said Mr. the change will prevent the im- Dort ol dangerous products. Mama Cass death cause Whether it likes it or not Canada's sea plan probed Canada stuck with peace job backed LONDON Britain's top pathologist said after an autopsy today that further tests will be needed to deter- mine how Mama Cass the sweet-voiced pop died. Prof. Keith Simpson gave no details of his but said she did not appear to have died from natural causes. He did not elaborate. Police said an inquest will be held at Westminster cor- oner's court Wednesday. Simpson's statement came only hours after the singer's Anthony told think the postmortem will probably show that she died as a result of choking on a sandwich while lying in bed and inhaling her own vomit. was a very big lady and I could not rule out the possibility of a heart Dot the singer's said she found the 33year-old star's body Monday afternoon slightly propped up in her double bed in the six- room apartment she was oc- cupying during engagements in Britain The television set was and a ham sandwich and a soft drink were beside her pillow. Miss MacLeod said. had been dead for a considerable time before her body was Dr. Green- burg said. The who rose to tame in the 1960s as the leading Mama of The Mamas and the completed a two-week engagement at the Palladium Saturday night. She was preparing to start a tour of Britain last week was'the happiest I have ever seen said her Allan Carr. told me after she had received a standing ova- tion at the 'I feel that I have given the best of myself 23 but 1 have never felt better about anything I have ever done professionally Dr. Greenburg said she had been dieting and had doing quite She told an interviewer from The Times a few days ago she lost 80 pounds in the last She had weighed 228 pounds. Miss Elliot's seven-year-old daughter by singer James R. was re- ported with her grandmother in Md. Forces hope Cyprus service spurs flagging recruitment OTTAWA The Cana- dian Forces hope the situation in Cyprus will have at least one positive provide a spur to flagging recruitment of infantrymen. Like most volunteer ser- vices in the the Forces are suffering from a continu- ing shortage of and officials look to the highly complimentary publicity received by the Canadian Air- borne Regiment to show youngsters there still is glamor in being a soldier. A Forces spokesman said Monday stories on Canadians are coming from Cyprus and indicate to the ad- venturous that being a soldier still is an exciting business. can be sitting in the sun in Alberta one day and then next be in Col. Herve chief forces said Cyprus already is helping a little. The publicity when Canada joined the UN forces in the Middle East helped recruit- ment last he said. was after Christmas that things got bad Canadian infantry forces total 500 under strength. Recruiters say they need men to make up for the present shortfall and to keep up with attrition. The problem is not unique to the Canadian which number about at about of them overseas. To overcome a similar the United States Army is offering those who will join the infantry an immediate cash bonus. Col. Legace said the Forces are considering their own in- centive although it will be nothing so lavish. He said under one proposal infantrymen would receive faster-than-usual pay raises and in three years have the op- portunity to transfer to some other Col. Legace said voung men today are seeking a trade and want advancement. CAREER WANTED ACCOUNTANT a professional firm is seeking a qualified accountant 'responsible for complete accounting records and assistant to the manager. OFFICE ASSISTANT For a complete filing system and normal office routine. Typing but not a requisite. Applicants should Include a complete resume of qualifica- tions salary expectancy to Box Lethbridge Herald Living cost s rail talks proposed MONTREAL Spokesmen for Canadian National and CP Rail said Monday they are willing to meet with representatives of the associated non-operating railway unions to discuss cost- of-living demands. In a joint statement the companies said they would meet with union represen- tatives Friday. The statement also said the railways are scheduled to meet union negotiators Oct. to draw up a new agree- ment. The statement said cost of living trends will form one of the major items under discussion at that time. The present contract expires Dec. 31. Ex-judge jailed Ky. Former judge Otto a leader of prison reform and former governor of entered a correctional institution yesterday to begin serving a three-year sentence. is the first sitting United States judge to be convicted of criminal charges. He was convicted in of mail tax.evasion and conspiracy in connection with a race track scandal. By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA-Whether it likes it or not the Canadian govern- ment is becoming more in- volved in the role of peacekeeping. And it doesn't like it. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has reluctantly gone along with the request from UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim to double our contribution to the peacekeep- ing force on Cyprus. The cabinet dragged its feet at first. Defence Minister James Richardson was ready and willing. The forces natu- rally are anxious to take on such meaningful jobs. It beats filling sandbags and building dikes to fight floods. But this government has been gradually trying to reduce its peacekeeping roles. In keeping with the modern at- titude of mind the government doesn't want to get involved. When Policy for the new revised foreign policy papers for the Trudeau government were is- sued in 1970 it placed the sovereignty of Canada at the top of the list of the defence department's responsibilities. Peacekeeping was relegated to a much less important position than it had held under the government of L. B. Pear- son. The late Prime Minister Pearson saw peacekeeping as the fundamental role for mid- dle powers such as Canada. He developed peacekeeping into a fine art and had Canada in the forefront. Canada's defence forces became the authorities on peacekeeping and could write textbooks on the job. Under the Trudeau adminis- tration defence has been a matter of relatively minor im- portance it would appear from the way the department has been treated. James Richardson when he was given the job of detence minister late in 1972 was the fifth minister of national defence in the last half dozen years. No wonder that morale in the department had begun to deteriorate and some of its best trained men were de- ciding to get out and look else- where for jobs. Since the Trudeau govern- ment took office it has down- graded defence. Long range planning has been rendered impossible by the frequent changing of ministers. There was Mac- Benson and now Richardson. Defence policy has been on an ad hoc basis. Defence spending was frozen and the freeze was only thaw- ed less than two years ago. While treating the defence department as an unwanted child the government has nevertheless been saddled with the reputation of being an out- standing peace-keeper by Mr. Pearson who won the Nobel prize for his peacekeeping ef- forts. Under the direction of Mr. Trudeau it has been quiet- ly and deliberately trying to move out of that field where possible or at least reduce Canada's responsibilities. Canada was able to scram- ble out of Vietnam. A cease fire agreement was reached in 1973 and a new International Commission of Control and Supervision was established with Canada reluctantly. Through strenuous efforts of the Cana- dian for which it won worldwide the CCS achieved initial successes. But Canada laid down strict conditions for its continued participation. They did not materialize and Canada pulled out. Since then the situation in Vietnam has deteriorated. Miss Nude World Judy Walden from Laguna wipes away tears after being named Miss Nude World at the annual contest at Four Seasons Nature Resort in Ont. Over 25 contestants entered the com- petition but the judges thought that Miss Walden's 36-23-36. 5 ft. 5 in. frame was the best. Women ordained priests PHILADELPHIA Eleven women were ordained Episcopal priests the first of their sex to be given that clerical rank in the church's history. A spirit of jubilation was marred by booing at the Church of the Advocate where the precedent-setting ceremony was held. The booing broke out among about worshippers when priests stepped forward to state their positions in op- position to the ordination because of church policy. Rev. Paul rec- tor of the intervened to ask the congregation for respect. In Laos a cease fire was gained and a new peace agreement achieved. Under this agreement the role and responsibilities of the Inter- national Commission for Supervision and Control established by the Geneva Agreements of 1954 and 1962 have yet to be deter- mined. Canada is a member. There are indications of progress in the settlement of problems between Indian and Pakistan. But the Kashmir which has required the continuing presence of a UN observer group remains unresolved. The main international trou- ble spot in 1973 was of course the Middle East. The conflict spilled over into 1974. A ceasefire has been arranged by the security council and a new UN Emergency Force es- tablished. Canada is a partici- pant primarily involved in logistics. Now Cyprus has exploded again. Canada had believed the hostilities there had diminished to the point that it could reduce its contingent in that country. The UN force was cut back from down to and Canada's share was reduced from down to 486 as of last week. But a shooting war between the Greeks and the Turks has blown up in that troubled island. The UN secretary general immediately called on the participating nations to double the UN peacekeeping force. Canada considered the re- quest and said it did not like the world assumption that Canada should respond every time it is asked to send in troops for a peacekeeping role Let other nations share the said Mr. Sharp outside the cabinet chamber. This provoked a strong reac- tion in the United Nations. Canada's NATO allies were astounded at Mr. Sharp's statements. The British in particular were irate. They said they could only assume Mr. Sharp had been talking off the cuff to reporters. He had not apparently realized that the Soviet Union and its War- saw Pact allies were only too anxious to get a toehold on that island. The UN secretary general told the Canadian government that he wanted to get this pre- sent crisis settled and the shooting stopped before con- sidering the suggestion of bringing other countries into the Cyprus peacekeeping force. The Greeks and the Turks are flatly opposed to the Soviet Union or other Warsaw Pact countries having troops stationed on that island. There is trouble enough on that island without importing more he suggested. The Canadian government got the hint and two days later again reluctantly to double its force. But it added the face saver that its increas- ed contribution was to be con- sidered a It would be review- ed when the current mandate of the force is reviewed prior to its expiry on Dec. 15. Canada cannot get involved in any more peacekeeping it is running out of troops. Newsmen who suggested to External Affairs Minister Sharp that this country's armed strength must be pretty by were not discouraged in that assump- tion. But the government is making no move to in- crease Canada's forces. While the Trudeau government has established a reputation of ex- travagance and a big spender in many it hesitates to spend money on the defence department. CARACAS Indonesia and Iceland joined Canada and five other states Monday in a formal consensus in favor of the 12-mile territorial sea limit and an ad- ditional out to 200 nautical miles. The other countries were New Zealand and Norway. Canada presented the consen- sus paper to a plenary session of the 150-nation UN conference on the Law of the which is in its sixth week of work here. The issue of sea limits is be- ing thrashed out in com- mittee. Observers viewed the nine countries' decision to go directly to the plenary session as a gesture of impatience with the slowness of the com- mittee proceedings. West Peru and Turkey led strong opposition to acceptance of the paper by the arguing that it was the committee's business to draft a consensus on sea limits. A motion to admit the Canadian paper for referral back to committee was carried by 50 votes in favor to 38 with 39 delegations abstaining and the others absent. The nine countries express what is generally regarded as the majority preference here for a territorial limit of 12 linked with an extension of coaLtal-state jurisdiction over an economic zone extending out another 188 miles. Canadian delegate Alan Beesley said the proposal was supported by as well as developing and represented a broad range of interests. He remarked that the 10- week conference had already passed the halfway stage without yet achieving agreement on a single draft article of the sea law convention ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY PUBLIC HEARINGS into the Use of Pesticides and Herbicides in Alberta On October a series ot public hearings into the use of pesti- cides and herbicides in Alberta will and will continue through the month of with provision for supplemental y hearings in Edmonton in early Decem- ber. At these it is expected that both users and producers of to- gether with other members of the will make presentations. Groups and private citizens are encouraged to submit briefs or statements oral or to the public hearing in their locale. OBJECTIVES The primary objective is to through public into the expanding federal and provincial policies and programs involving the use of chemical compounds such as pesticides and herbicides which may present a threat of serious long-term environmental consequences The benefits of use are to be weighed against the hazards that may develop fiom continued and widespread application of these chemical com- so that future social and economic development will be in harmony with the goals of environment conservation. The views presented on these and related topics at the public hearings will form the basis of recommendations on pesticide and herbicide to the Government of Alberta. AVAILABLE MATERIALS To assist the public in preparing the Environment Conservation Au- thority has issued eight information intended as background information for the hearings. Two deal with the mechanics of submitting briefs and the terms of reference for the while six are technical papers on the use of and vertebrate poisons in and the effects on life and health in Alberta of these chemicals. These bulletins arc on display at the fifty En- vironment Conservation Authority information centres throughout the or are available upon request of the Environment Conservation Authority in Edmonton. HEARING DATES Hearing dales to be announced arc. October 28 Edmonton October 30 Lethbridge November 1 Medicine Hat November 5 Calgary November 7 Drumheller November 8 Three Hills November Red Deer November 14 Stettler November 15 Camrose November 19 Wainwright November 20 Vermilion November 22 Westlock November 26 Peace River November 28 Grande Prairie December 3 et seq. Edmonton For more please mail the coupon below ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY 9912-107 Alberta T5K 1G5 423-2247 Please tell me the location of your Information Centre in my locale. 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