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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Mdoy, Juno 56, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Business Spotlight Health Foods Business Booms TORONTO (CP) The old public image of health foods as worthless elixirs and off-beat barbs is disappearing, accord- ing to companies in the health food business. The industry, once considered a sanctuary for eccentrics, is attracting growing interest and investment. Miles Laboratories, a large in- chemical firm, re- cently purchased two companies in health food production. Dave Sadlik, special projects manager for Miles, says Cana- dian sales' in health foods could reach by the mid- 1970s. In the United States, ho estimates, sales by 1975 will read) William Coitper, president of Maximum Nutrition Ltd., and a veteran of 16 years in the health food business, says he is encour- aged by recent expansion of the industry. He thinks the Cana- dian market of about could double by 1972. Mr. Couper says most health foods now are imported and their per cent more than conventional hibits mass appeal. Even if they were produced in Canada, he says, they would still cost five to 10 per cent more. One of the major problems facing Canadian health food manufacturers i s convincing farmers to grow pesticide-free products. Neverthless, Mr. Couper says his company began producing its own line of goods last year. INDUSTRY (JOT BOOST Henry Buss, owner of two To- ronto health food stores, says public concern about pollution has given a recent boost to the industry. "People who are worried about pesticid? pollution, chemi- cal additives in food, or about their physical fitness, now are buying health he said. "Two years ago they weren't." Mr. Buss says health foods can be classified as products grown without pesticide spray ard canned without additives. Join Sandbrook. of the fed- eral food and drug directorate, says health food stores are carrying a better line of prod- ucts than 10 ysars ago. But he added that conventional foods with controlled-peslicide residue levels aren't harmful. Stephenie Blackstone, a nutri- tionist with the directorate, said health foods are no more nutri- tional than conventional foods, which have been vitaminized. Mr. Sandbrook said people frequent health food stores be- cause they can't buy raw foods elsewhere. Mr. Buss agrees and says many of his customers' want products, such as 100-per-cent whole wheat bread and vegeta- ble juices, they can't buy in su- permarkets. Alberta Govt. Undecided About Price, Wage Curbs EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government has not de- cided if it will support propo- sals for compulsory, binding wage and price controls, Rebate Duties On Sugar To Continue OTTAWA govern- ment has offered to reverse its decision to stop its sugar re- bates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, an external affairs department spokesman said Wednesday. The government announced in April it would stop rebating duties collected on Caribbean sugar to the Commonwealth Caribbean countries. The rebates would be re- placed by a special Canadian- funded agriculture development fund of The offer to reinstate the re- bates was sent to the council of ministers of the Caribbean Free Trade Association, meeting in Guyana this week. The message said Canada is prepared to extend the rebates through this year if that is de- sired by the Caribbean govern- ments. A senior government official will be sent to the Caribbean to discuss the whole issue of the rebates and the development fund. The unilateral Canadian deci- sion to replace the rebate sys- tem had caused strained rela- tions with the Caribbean coun- tries and led to a condemnation of the action by a heads-of-state conference in the area. The rebates of the Canadian duties had amounted to about a year and had been in effect three years. Indians Ride To Stampede LONDON, Ont. (CP) Vir- gil Wilson of the Caradoc In- dian Reserve who now lives in California, will be second in command of an Indian horse- back trek from San Bernadino, Calif., to the Calgary Stam- pede. Wilson, 27, is the only Cana- dian in the group of about five Indians who began their ride May 18 with the purpose of providing a good image for the Indian youth today, said his mother Phyllis who lives in Muncey, 10 miles southwest of London. The group, which calls itself North American Indians '70, headed east to Arizona, then north to Salt Lake City, Utah. Yellowstone National Park and Livingston, Mont. They are to be joined at Logan, Utah by the only girl rider and a 13-year-old boy, Mrs. Wilson said. In Montana they expect to be joined by re- serve Indians and expect to ar- rive In Calgary with, about 23 riders. Provincial Treasurer A. 0. Aa! borg said today. Mr. Aalborg, acting premier, said Alberta generally agrees with the need for wage and price guidelines on the present voluntary basis. But whether the prov i n c e would support compulsory re- straints has not been decider because "we have not come to any conclusion at this point.' Mr. Aalborg was commenting on a statement by Ontario pre- mier John Robarts who said Wednesday voluntary restraint is not working and his province would support federally im- posed compulsory controls. Mr. Aalborg said he, and three other provincial cabinet ministers, are scheduled to meet Dr. John Young, prices and incomes commission chair- man, Friday and the matter of compulsory restraints may be discussed at that time. Militia Units Supply Beds For Youths CALGARY (CP) The de- partment of national defence has ordered Calgary militia units to make nightly accom- modation available for up to 100 transient youths. Col. Lee Thompson, com- mander of the Southern Al- berta district militia, said some facilities have been pre- pared at Mewata Armories near the downtown section of the city. Major Tommy MacDonald, of the Canadian Forces Base in southwest Calgary, said other beds have been made avail- able at the base. Both said they were waiting for instructions as to who would be operating the centres. Accommodation now is being provided for about 130 youths nightly by the Calgaiy youth aid centre, but director Bill Dixon said they have not been approached to operate the mili- tia's facilities. Queen's Kiu, Dies Five Months After Wedding LONDON (AP) A young cousin of Queen Elizabeth died Thursday less than five months after her wedding, which sev- eral members of the Royal Family attended. Both Marilyn Wills, 22, and her husband; London stock- broker Trelawney Gayer, 23, knew she was incurably ill when they were married here Feb. 10, her family said. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. PRESIDENT RESIGNS STANFORD, calif. (API Kenneth S. Pitzcr, president of Stanford University during three semesters of campus un- rest, resigned Thursday. Tests Of Oil Spill In Lake Show Damage To Fish Light FORT CIIIPEWYAN, Alia. (CP) Authorities said Wed- nesday that tests revealed no signific ant contamination of fish in Lake Athabasca as result of an oil spill into the Athabasca River system weeks ago. Commercial fishermen in this laigely native community 450 miles northeast of Edmon- ton were preparing to launch their boats after a two-week lay-off due to the spill. The oil spill when it occurred was described as potentially the worst pollution disaster in western Canada's history. It posed threats to the water sup- plies of Fort Cbipewyan and Fort McMurray, to some 000 waterfowl and other birds breeding, moulting and nesting in the Athabasca River delta marshes, fur-bearing animals in the marshes and hi adjacent Wood Buffalo National Park, vegetation throughout the wa- ter system, and fish in Lake Athabasca. However, none of these I threats materialized as clean- up crews threw booms across the river mouths1, sprayed slicks with emulsifying and oth- er chemical agents and picked up oil off the water surface with a "slick-licker." A westerly wind blew much of the oil out into Lake Atha- basca, which covers square miles. It dissipated there. The marshy bird and animal "breeding areas were not affect- ed because their water level is higher than that in ths main river channels down which the oil travelled. The oil spill occurred when a pipeline fractured near the site of a plant operated by Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. on the Athabasca River 250 miles northeast of Edmonton. The GCOS plant extracts oil from a huge deposit of bitumen sands in wlu'ch the oil is im- pregnated. The plant then par- tially refines the oil and sends it south to markets. A company official said about barrels, or gal- lons, of oil was lost through the fracture before the pipeline was sealed off. Some of this soaked into the ground and an undetermined amount escaped into the river, flowing 150 miles downstream to where the Atha- basca flows into Lake Atha- basca straddling the Alberta- Saskatchewan border. Near the delta, and associ- ated in a complex water sys- tem with the Athabasca system, is the outlet from the lake into Find Metal Deposit SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) The government geological ser- vice announced discovery of what one surveyor described as probably one of the world's richest lithium and potassium dcposists. Leopoldo Goldman, director cf the service, an- nounced the find in the Ata- cama salt desert flats, in north- ern Chile. the Peace River Slave River system flowing northward. Ths spill was one more in a series of pollution disasters and neaixlisastcrs which have prompted the federal govern- ment to commence work on a comprehensive anti-pollution di- saster plan. The plan includes develop- ment of a field manual which details successful anti-pollution measures; possible establish- ment of a "flying squad" of ex- perts who could he ferried swifUy to any disaster site; and designation of experts with various skills in all regions of the country ready to be called in when an oil spill or similar threat occurs. The major aim would be to commence clean-up work with maximum speed. The critical factor in meeting a pollution emergency is t i m e, according to biologists and other experts who worked on the Athabasca spill. More than was spent by Great Canadian Oil Sands and the federal and provincial t h e Peace River in northeast- governments on clean-up ef- forts in the Athabasca emer- gency. The spill was only the latest in a series of economic blows that have fallen on Fort Chip- ewyan, coming as it did just as the commercial fishing season here was getting underway and providing jobs for about 100 lo- cal people. crn British Columbia lowered water levels in the Athabasca delta area and reduced the lo- cal trapping industry almost to nil. Most Fort Chipewyan people now live on welfare. The Alberta government, the Canadian Wildlife Service and British Columbia Hydro said Wednesday they are conducting an investigation of the detri- Thtee years ago, completion j mental effects of the Bennett of the Bennett Hydro Dam on Dar on the delta area. DON'T LOOK NOW BUT UNCLE SAM NEEDS US _ Undo Sam lias Canada in a big, possessive bear-hug. Object of this affection is our natural resources, so badly needed by the U.S. Right now, Americans use about 50 per cent of the world's supply of and resources and have a ballooning appetite for more. Will Canada be able to resist ihe economic exploitation of our resources tfiot would lead to being owned by our giant neighbor? Dr. Fred Knelman presents the facts. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE from COLLEGE DOWN HftMTH From J J JJ per MONTH c SQQ.OO DOWN HnuTU From 0U and Ow per MONTH Phone 327-5763 Phone 327-5763 19th STREET 3rd AVENUE, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA "Whatever it Takes" ;