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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 85 LXIII NcriG2 JUNE 1970 NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES New Muscular Convict Dystrophy Vote Treatment Bid By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON AP A scientific accident has led to a discovery that may help the cause of crip pling muscular so far an incurable Ade a New York medical re reported to the White House Monday that chemicals derived from vegetable oils have reversed the muscledisintegrating process in the first such reversal in any living cautioned against premature hopes the chicken experiments would assure a new treatmsnt for We believe that these observations will lead to a more complete understanding of the cause and na ture of muscular he said in a letter to Richard honorary chairman of the Muscu lar Dystrophy Associations of We but cannot thenrole in the treatment of the disease in other including Human Tests Envisaged But he also told the presidents wife the chicken test results were so promising that human trials of least some Of Uie compounds are director of the Institute for Muscle Disease told a reporter it is possible human trials could begin within a few the recent active principle chemicals pass rigid safety tests already under way in other experimental And he voiced confidence the chemicals would pass the Asked why vegetable oils happened to be tested in the first Milhorat said some scientists at his institute planned lastditch tests in chickens of a lab oratoryproduced compound called Coenzyme The latter first reported in 1966 by Karl Folkers of Stanford Research had ini tially brought about an apparent improvement in mice generally afflicted with muscular But the initial promise failed to hold up in later mouse Milhorat Decided On Chickens Before we discarded It he scientists decided to try it on dystrophic They asked me What shall we use to dilute and I Try safflower Milhbrat said he had long had a scientific interest in vegetable oils for reasons having nothing to do with muscular As things he the mixture but it was later found that it was something in the oil and not the chemical it was that was doing the He said vegetable oils themselves but that certain recentlyidentified constituents of the oils work even One Million In Trouble By SUSAN BECKER OTTAWA CP A report released today by the Commission on Emotional and Learning Disorders in Children calls for a radical reorganization of services to help about young The called One Million is based on a threeyear study by an 11member com mittee of psychologists and social Its cochairmen are Charles Rob chairman of the psychiatry department at tho University of and Denis executive di rector of the RivieresdesPrairies Hospital in Its work was sponsored by seven in cluding the Canadian Mental Heallh Association and the Canadian Welfare Its 144 recommenda tions amount lo a new deal for cliildren who are have specific learning are judged to be arc culturally or emo tionally deprived or who have sensory or physical handicaps likely to lead to an emotional or learning Have Disorders Conservative estimates tell us that one child to or around one million Canadians under 20 years of have an emotional or learning disorder that will prevent optimal development unlesssome inter vention takes tha report Canada has neither the manpower nor the fi nancial resources to handle a problem of tins magni tude outside the regular systems of child The child had to be kept within the regular school system and all tha helping resources of the commu nity should be mobilized to support the school and rein force the classroom teachers work in developing the In keeping with the committee recommended reorganization of special education for cliildren with emotional or learning disorders so that it is carried on in the regular classroom rather than in segregated classes and It asked for significant changes in teacher many changes in the school system and a cooperative attitude by professionals working in the field as well as among different departments and ser In sketching Uie background for its recommenda the study committee said it found distressing di visions between many of the services and helping professions which were all working separately to aid OTTAWA CP Frank How ard was unsuc cessful in getting Commons ap proval Monday of his bid to give prisoners the right to vote in federal Howard made a strong plea for revisions to proposed legislation changing the Canada Elections Act that would have given the vote to Canadian citi zens in penal The proposal was defeated 62 to 18 in committee of the the slep before third Howard said one of the main arguments in the past against letting prisoners vote has been the lack of political in formation available in But prisoners now read news listen to radio and watch TV as well as visit out side the institution at he Howard said prisoners convicted cf breaches of elec toral laws should not be allowed to HOUSE MUST DECIDE Privy Council President Don ald Macdonald said the govern ment had position on the issue as cabinet ministers were He said he was leaving it to the House to The bill under discussion Would lower the minimum vet ing age in federal elections to 18 from extend voting rights to include all federal public serv ants abroad and provide proxy voting arrangements for elec tors away from Earlier John Diefen baker Albert charged the government with utter disregard for Canadas British His remarks came on a pro posal by Pierre DeBane Matane that would have wiped out all special voting privileges for British sub jects in Canadian The defeated 30 to drew ils support from those who argued that no one should be shown special treatment in elections simply because of their national Present law allows British subjects who have been in Can ada one year to vote in elec The bill now before the House would allow British sub jects who were eligible to vote in the 1968 election to retain their voting The Commons later approved 44 to 8 an amendment by Grant Deachman Quadra that would give non Canadian British subjects live years after passage of the bill in which become Canadian citi zens if they wish to retain their voting COOLING THE OPPOSITION William counsel for the Chicago cools off the rightwing dur ing appearance for n speech at the University of Toronto Monday Paul a student and a member of the rightwing Edmund Burke Society heckled the lawyer and asked for time to When Fromme stepped onto the speakers Kunstler poured a pitcher of water over the students Later a warrant was served out against Nixon To Of New Voting Sharp Seeks Action OTTAWA CP External Affairs Minister Sharp made a bid today for immediate action by Canada and the United States on Great Lakes pollution problems raised in reports of the International Joint Commis He told the opening session of a conference on the subject that we should take ac tion on these recommendations right There was little doubt that the final report of the IJC will con firm that the situation is serious and in some respects getting he Sharp said the issues of the conference are of importance to both countries and Uie public is deeply inter ested in the The Canadian move met with EH apparently favorable re informants The meeting was Russell chairman of President Nixons council on en vironmental was re ported to have told the meeting that his government attaches the highest priority and import ance to water quality in the Great WASHINGTON Reuters The United States government prepared today to test the valid ity of a bill just signed into law by President Nixon lowering the voting age to Nixon signed the bill Monday rather than veto it and so threaten civil rights legislation to which the voting age clause was But he made it clear that he has grave misgivings about whether it is constitutionally valid and ordered AttorneyGen eral John Mitchell to take to the Supreme Court to test Us le The bill gives about Americans between the ages of 18 to 21 the right to vote in all state and federal elec Eighteenyearolds al ready have the vote in Alaska and the mini mum age in Hawaii is 20 and 21 in all other The bill signed by Nixon Mon day goes into effect too late for ths congressional elec tions in November but in plenty of time for the presidential elec tions in Nixon said he would not veto the whole bill because its overall provisions were impor The voting age section was a rider to legislation extending existing laws that ease voting regulations for Negroes arid other minority groups in the United But in weighing his decision on whether to apply a he doubtless also considered the impact it would have on college campuses and among other young people disenchanted with his Nixon said he strongly favors lowering the voting age to but questioned whether Con gress has1 the power to do this by Bombing Suspect O JL Leaned To Left Dine With Queen LONDON Reuters The Queen entertained Roland M i c h e n e r and Micbener to lunch at Buck ingham Palace Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN ALDERMAN Vert Fcrgu son claiming she had o sneak out cf tho house to at tend a council meeting in her polkadot Horse racing enthusiast Jim offering first pick for a small wager but shying away from a demanded five length spread at tlie Standoff race meet Karen Orslcn serv ing purple iwtatoes after for getting to take the peelings MONTREAL CP A fire commissioners inquiry into Montreal terrorist bombings was told Monday that Pierre detained as witness in the had leanings to ward the militant Maude a script as sistant for the CBCs French language television n e t w o r told the inquiry she is vague about Carriers She testified that a 30yearold unemployed was part of a westend workers committee and cam paigned for the separatist Parti Quebecois in the Quebec general election last The two are among six Mont real residents being held as ma terial witnesses in the inquiry which is investigating 12 Mont realarea bombings since May Miss Martin was to continue her testimony the second day of the inquiry under Cyrille a Quebec City The inquiry was announced early Monday by Justice Minis ter Jerome Choquette in the wake of the arrest of six per sons and the seizure of more than 350 pounds of dynamite in two weekend The olltcrs detained in the in quiry are Andre a parttima tan driver his 26yearold wifa Nicole Claude un employed and Francois Lanc 21yearold Three men and a woman were arrested in a Sunday raid on a chalet in 30 miles north of Police also found in weapons and material usually used in bomb fabrication such as some clocks batteries and Two other men were arersted later in a raid on a Laval That raid uncovered 350 pounds of By THE CANADIAN PRESS Tons of mail piled up across Canada today as thousands of postal workers stayed off the job or held sitins to protest a deadlock in contract talks with the federal Nearly postal employees were off work in Ham Charlottetown and Montreal began a series of sitins to protest the hiring of casual help by the post The combination of strikes and sitins in Toronto and Mont real meant mail was tied up in the two key distribution centres in affecting routing across the country and air mail A Montreal post office spokes man said only 40 per cent of the citys mail will be delivered Rotating strikes in Toronto and Montreal 10 days ago caused the mail to pile up and the post office began hiring casual workers to help clear the Marcel president of the Montreal local of the Cana dian Union of Postal denounced the post office action and his men began the In Hamilton and Bur the situation appeared more serious as officials warned the men could stay off then jobs until a contract agreement is The 500 HamiltonBurlington workers went on strike Sunday and spokesmen indicated they had no intention of returning to their jobs by following the pre vious procedure of a 24hour In Toronto a spokes man for the citys postal employees said the men were peeved at Prime Minister Trudeau and could stay off lie job past the 24hour A Vancouver official declined to say whether the walkouts there would follow the 24hour At the citys 800 postal workers went on a ro tating strike shutting off virtually all mail service for the second time in less than a Thene was one bright spot however as about workers in various centres in the Atlantic provinces except Charlottetown and Summerside returned to work and ended a 24hour But the resumption fa duties did not mean much if no mail was there to The situation in Toronto and Montreal effectively closed the major distribution points and in Montreal a post office spokesman said more than pieces of mail have al ready backed Times of wr WASHINGTON API The United States Army today dis missed courtmartial charges against three highranking offi cers who had been accused of covering up the alleged massa cre of civilians at My South in Exonerated were George Young Nels Parson and Robert The army said Jona than commanding general of the 1st dis missed the charges against the three officers based upon his evaluation that the charges were unsupported by the evi The three officers were among 13 charged with derelic tion of duty and other offences in a field investigation of the al leged Son My Lai In 12 other officers and enlisted men have been charged with rape or assault and other offences re sulting from alleged participa tion in the The army said dismissal of charges against and MeKnigit was taken at the preliminaryinquiry stage of processing courtmartial Shell Army Base Social Credit MLA Loses Nomination CORONATION CP John Social Credit mem ber of the Alberta Legislature for 18 was defeated here in his bid for renominatkm to contest the Coronation riding the next provincial general About persons chose Ralph Sorenson of on the fourth Six persons sought the a Forestburg district was rumored during tire last session of tha By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli commandos crossed into Egypt Monday night to shell an army base 80 miles southeast of An Israeli spokesman said all the raiders returned but Egypt said 20 were killed or injured The Israeli spokesman said the raiders attacked barracks and warehouses near Bir Arai 46 miles west of the Gulf of Suez in the Eastern and destroyed too loaded troop carriers sent to the installation to defend NASSER RAPS In where celebration of the American and British withdrawal from military base in Libya turned into an Arab summit President Gamal Abdel Nasser told a mass meeting the United States has irrevocably made herself an arch enemy of ths uululg Ulv Ul LUtj legislature to be thinking of re rfPF V JffftfV He and another candi f ILIUI J Death Toll dcie were defeated on the first Sorenson is a former president of the cccstituency Young Social Credit PIEKRE CARRIER JIAUDE MARTIN Passes 100 RIO DE JANEIRO AP The death toll in Brazil from celebrations of the countrys World Cup soccer victory in creased to mere than 100 Tues although it was impossible to determine how many died as a direct result of the mid jubi Brazilians began celebrating their victory even before the firal game WES played in Mex ico City In the 48 hours midnight Saturday the Rio morgue registered 73 A pathologist en duty said tha av erage is 20 a He added that it would be difficult lo deter bow many cf the deaths were directly connected with tho but said that many were rasuS of ;