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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE IUHBRIOGE HERALD Scilurclay, Mnrcli 17, T973 Saccharin use looks safer Hy ,IKKV CAKIIUT11ERS llcnilil OI :nva Bureau OTTAWA Things arc look- ing up for dieters and diabetics in Canada. Their favorite artificial sweet- ener, saccharin, now looks safe, according to preliminary results of an intensive, two-year animal experiment just completed ear- lier this month at the research laboratories of the federal health protection branch here. This strongly suggests that saccharin will not likely be banned as a food and restricted lo prescription, as the more popular and less bitter cy- climatc artificial sweeteners were two and one-half years ago. The cyclamates were banned alter animal tests done by the large U.S. manufacturer re- vealed that large doses of the chemical could cause formation of cancerous bladder tumors i.i rats. About a year ago, studies by scientists at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) uncovered what were reported as similar problems with saccharin: rats fed a five per cent solution o( saccharin reportedly developed large ma- lignant bladder tumors. More recently, reports from the U.S. have suggested that U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration studies have uncovered similar cancerous bladder tu- mors in rats fed saccharin, re- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Meehanii Capita! Furnilure Bldg. BHI PHONE 328-7684 m suiTCcling fears thai saccharin might soon suffer the same fate as cyclar.iates. However, the Canadian stud- ies, described by Ottawa scien- tists as the most extensive done anywhere in the world lo dale, contradict the WARF results (and supposedly the FDA stud- according to a health, offi- cial. Preliminary analyses of (he Canadian tests have uncovred no malignant tumors, a health protection branch official said Thursday. Another scientist in the branch added lhat the Cana- dian studies have revealed a few non-malignant tumors. Dr. A. B. Morrison, assistant deputy health minister in charge of the health protection branch, cautioned Tbursdaj that the government has no made a final decision about tin health status of saccharin. "We want to look at all the data from other experiments before making up our minds in the lie said. He also noted that the iina analyses of the Canadian tes are still underway am should be compleled latei th> month. Another branch oifiu, said the statistics and patl'.ol ogy analyses would he sub milled to experts outside th- health department, for veri- fication. But Dr. Morrison did say that more weight would likely Iw given the Canadian studies, in part because they involved (he saccharin being sold in Canada. Lynne Van Litvon MOST THUNDERSTORMS Thunderstorms occur mrwt frequently in Canada on the southern prairies "and in south- ern Ontario. DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD, CONTINUES TO SERVE SOUTHERN ALBERTA FIRE-AUTO-PERSONAL-COMMERCIAl DOUG BOYER-Sales Representative 308 9th SI. 5. Phone 328-1228 APPOINTMENTS ED EVANS JOHN DUECK United Farmers of Alberta announces the appoint- ment of Ed Evans as Farm Centre Supervisor, and John Dueck as Purchasing and Advertising Controller of its farm supply division. Mr. Evans was formerly manager of UFA'S farm supply centre at Red Deer and will now supervise operations at the co-operative's 17 farm supply outlets in Alberta. Mr. Dueck was manager of the UFA farm supply centre at Lelhbridge for six years and prior to that was employed at UFA {arm supply centres in Camrose and Calgary Electoral boundary revision still top issue in Ottawa CANCER INFORMATION SEMINAR SCANDINAVIAN HALL 229 ]2lh St. C N. Thursday, March 22nd at 3 p.m. Films, Patient Service discussions on Oslomy Clubs, laryngectomy Clubs and Mastectomy Patients. Campaign discussions and picking up campaign supplies by Supervisors arid Team Captains. TIME: 6 p.m. Smorgasbord, per plate, Featured Speaker, DR. CAROL CASS from the McEachern Laboratory, Edmonton, and Misj Hope, 1973, MISS MARIIYN MITCHELL, Edmonton. Those altending the dinner should phone 327-5452 by Tuesday, March 20lh. EVERYBODY. WELCOME Sponsored by THE UTH6RIOGE UNIT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY It runs in the family Ruth Grant, 1 8, of Pembroke, Ont., is the first girl lo be enrolled in the watchmaking course at George Brown College in Toronto. Bolh her father and grandfather were watchmakers. By STEWART SIucLEOU OTTAWA (CL3) When John Diofentaker recently asked Prime Minister Trudcau to do something about the redistribu- tion, of electoral boundaries so no province would lose seats, Mr. Trudeau was sympathetic to tlie suggestion, and it was as- sumed a harmonious solution would soon follow. But. while Jittle is being said publicly, it's developing into one of the most divisive issues of tlu's Parliament. The various parties rot only ore disagreeing with each other, they also are disagreeing internally. And the situation -is becoming more complex all the time. Under the 10-year redistribu- tion plan now going new Doundaries wouldn't be estab- lished in lime for a 1973 elec- tion Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan would lose seats as the population shifts from ru ral to urban arpas. "No province should lose says Mr. Diefenbaker. And on (his basis he took his case to the Commons. Mr. Trudeau, in agreeing to look into the matter, said that in order to assure no less of seats for a province, the method of linking representa- tion with population would have to be altered, or the total mem- bership of the Commons in creased beyond the present 264. HIGHLY COMPLEX The present method of re- tf representation by population, CG new seats would be required. It was by a close vole that caucus decided the next elec- ion, regardless of when it is ;cld, should be fought on exist- ing boundaries. The r Liberals appear to have reached the same conclusion. NOT THAT SIMPLE MONTREAL (CP) Marc Cayer hid under a bed for more than three days in an attempt to avoid detection by the Viet Cong while sporadic fighing continued nearby between Souli Vietnamese forces and Viet Cong soldiers. Mr, Cayer. ;ui agronomist was taken prisoner by the Viet Cong during the February, 1963 battle and remained imprison- ed until last month when he by the North Iiiircliill locuments published LONDON (AP) Relations ehvecn (he Unilcd Slates and ritain svcrc so bad in 1923 (hat ar was seen ps possible. Wind- .011 Churchill reCuscd (o to mericmi strength, says British ovemmenL documents p'jb- shed here. Churchill, son of an American nother and a longtime friend of ic United States, hecame Brit- in's leader in the Second Torld War, closely 'ith President Rocseveli. But in 1928 when he was hancelloi' of the exchequer, he trongly advised (he British overnment against giving in o American demands for1 naval eductions. "We shall never agree among urselves either to abandon our reliigerent rights at sea or cuL he British navy dov.u by treaty o the limits which the United States consider suitable for her- lie wrote in a memo- randum. The documents on British for. eign policy in 1928 were pun- ished in book form by the gov- ernment stationery office Thursday although they have n open for public inspection for some time. Churchill was commenting on a study of British-American re- lations drafted for the govern- ment by foreign office expert R. L. Craigie. was released Vietnamese. In tlie second of a series of interviews with La Presse, he .says when the Tet offensive by the Viet Cong began at Hue, South Vietnam, lie ant] his American room-mate, Gary Daves, decided lo take shelter under a bed in their.apartinent. "About 4 a.m. the shots were very close to the house and could even hear the shouts of the combatants. A little later the electricity was cut. were circled by the Viet Cong." The two men, both employed by the Inter- national Voluntary Services Inc., barricaded the bed furniture and mattresses. weren't too worried be- cause it wasn't tlie first time Hue had been attacked. Usually the Viet Cong occupied 0112 area for several hours and then left. This time, unfortunately they didn't leave. "From time to time, th2 fighting between 'our' Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese, hold ing a nearby alley, would fiare up. The bullets passed behind But it isn't lliat simple, say manv of their MPs. By an act of Parliament, the redistribu- tion process now is going ahead. "Just to slop the proccs says one veteran Consen'aUyc, "would require about five pieces of legislation, each re- quiring unanimous consent." Unaminous consent at this stage seams highly unlikely. Meanwhile, if the Con- servative caucus seems Inclined to let the matter rest for a lime, a determined Mr. Die- fenbaker clearly is not. He not only vows to fight any loss ot seals "to the ho has come up with his .own formula for in- creasing House snemberslu'p. he house and we could hear the zing zing. Very reassuring. "This ksted days. We lept very little goods and ate our could icar soldiers searching nearby and knew our turn would come. '1'licy knew we were here, "Finally they knocked at our ricsr. Normally at first, tihen larder and harder. We decided t would be better to give our- selves up. I admit I was scared." Mr. Cayer said he and Mr. Daves were taken by jeep to a "sort uf hospital where they threw our shoes so tracks showing Westerners bad passed by would not be distributing seats is highly com- plex. While population is the governing factor, there are other assorted considerations, such as no province losing more than 15 per cent of its represen- tation in any single redistribu- tion and no province having fewer MPs than senators. After the issue was raised in the House by Mr. Diefenbaker the prime minister asked Lib era! House Leader Allan MacEachen to see whether he could come up with an accept able formula for assuming ru loss of seals in any province Mr. MacEachen went before his caucus with a plan lo add 33 more Commons seats, and ran into sharply divided reactions. interpreter came and in bad English to pre- 'An lolrl pare ourselves to take to the road. If we disobeyed orders, or if we tried anything, we would be shot. lime, we left on foot, wearing socks. The march led them to the Ho Chi Minh trail and then to North Vietnam and five years of captivity. He took it serva lives and lo the Con the reaction was, if anytliing, even more di- vided. Many Conservatives ob- jected that Ontario would get 19 of the additional 35 seats. Meanwhile, the Conservative caucus split sharply on the whole issue. One member went to work with n pencil and de- cided that, in order to assure no loss of seals for a province, while maintaining (lie principle Iran lakes j oil control from West ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) Tlie Shah of Iran announced today Lhat Western oil companies liave "surrendered totally" and handed over "full control" ot oil opevations to Iran. Addressing a huge crowd of steel mill workers at the dedi- cation ol' a new mill built with Soviet help, the ruler denied some Western news reports that the oil consortium has retained partial control of operations. "They have handed over to us total and real operation of the oil industry of Iran with the of all he said. AUCTION SALES LTD. PINCHER STATION SALES YARDS SPECIAL FEEDER CATTLE SALE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st p.m. OVER 750 HEAD ON OFFER Including consignments from H. A. ond R. A. JACK F. SKIERKA, VI. KIFFIAK cmd M and T RANCHING all of PINCHER CREEK LOUIS CORTINOVIS, EEUEVUE PINCHER CREEK and DISTRICT CATTLE BREEDERS ASSOC. BULL SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 24th pm. 43 HEAD 43 REGISTERED BULLS 32 HEREFORD 9 ABERDEEN ANGUS 1 RED ANGUS All bulli selected by GEORGE HAY ALL SALES CONDUCTED BY COMMUNITY AUCTION SALES ASSOCIATION LTD. PINCHER'CREEK PHONE 657-72B5 J-7 G. R. (Bob) JACKMAN J-7 FARM AMD RANCH EQUIPMENT ant! LIVESTOCK 2 miies North of FORT MACLEOD fo Spring Point Road Then 23 miles Wes tand 3 miles North. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 A.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Lunch served by Spring Point Club TRUCKS AND TRACTORS IHC 660 cob, torque amplifier, hydraulics, Ifva PTO, very good condflion, Farmoll M tractor, belf pulley, PTO, good rubber, chains, cnmplefc tune up. 1952 GMC 1 ton, hoisf, gram box, slock racks. MISCELLANEOUS AND SHOP EQUIPMENT 500 gal. 2-comp. fuel lank; 300 gal. single comp. fuel lank; 500' plastic pfpe; JD roughage mill; Teco chain saw; Cattle squeeze; feed Irough; Log chains; Fence posls; Lum- ber; Wire; Snow fence; Leg vise; Anvil; Shop lools; many other items foo numerous to men I ion. MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT JD hoe drill, grass seed fert. a Hack; Transporf for JD hoe drill; Graham Ho erne 10' cultivator, levers and MH Super 26 SP combine with pickup; Farm- hand1 front end loader, manure bucket, bafe pickup; Trash- master H' rodweeder; John Deere 10' double disc, like new; MF 14' SP swnther, very good cond.; Pick vp reel for 1