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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 25 The lethbddge Herald LXIV 37 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 40 Plan announced to neutralize surplus DDT supply at Suffield OTTAWA CP Plans were announced today to neutralize the defence departments 000gallon surplus supply of DDT by this December at a destructor plant to be built at defence research estab lishment near Medicine The process is scheduled to begin in When the defence department surplus has been work will begin on DDT currently being held by other federal the and cities and munic Strict restrictions on use of the pesticides were announced by the federal government last November and came into effect The Defence Research Board said the destructor sisting of a furnace and scrub be built by Protherm Equipment of The DDT combinations be fed into an installation that re sembles a singlestage jet en gine with a vertical scrubbing tower at the exit They will be atomized in a high temperature refractory where complete combustion will take sen ing as a will be introduced at the top of the tower and flow through a fil Tu oo1 and linisify the combustion products which will emerge as a harmless di lute Special credit for develop ment of the system is given to of the combus tion research laboratory of the energy who con ducted feasibility studies and then designed and built a model of the plant now being prepared for The system will later be mo dified for of com pounds with diffeient comtus tion The defence department sur plus had been to com nil biting flics at military until the ei deter mined the of DDT o v dci nmemal to he an nounced restrictions for us fCity seen testing gro for socia By RICHARD BRONSTEIX EDMONTON Special There is a strong likelihood that Lethbridge will be desig nated as a proving ground to test an experimental method for the delivery of health and social A government official con firmed Tuesday that Lethbridge would be ideal in a number of ways to examine the feasibil ity of the recently announced composite health and social ser vices But that a final decision must await legislative It would be improper to make the announcement before the act is a health depart m e n t spokesman Bui we should be ready to get the project under way in Leth bridge by The composite health and so cial services contained in HOT CHILERightwing Party Congressman Fernando trades punches with three Communist congressmen during heated de bate in as special Chilean con gressional commission investigated alleged cop per Copyright law overhaul advocated By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA CP A fundamental switch in his toric government attitudes towards copyright and pat ent law was recommended Tuesday by the Economic Council of It would lead among other things to lower prices for imported The in a final report of a fiveyear also recommended that cable television companies be held liable for the payment of royalties on copyright but that patent and copyright laws not be extended field of computer The 236page Report on Intellectual and Industrial Property was endorsed by the 28member council rep resenting farm and consumer But two labor Donald MacDonald of the Canadian Labor Congress and Mar cel Pepin of the Confederation of National Trade withheld support from some the report recommends a shift from the old concept of royal patents and copyrights to inven authors and innovators for the use of their tire council recommends lhal while the fi nancial interests of innovators should be the wider interests of consumers should be encour The term 17 years for a patent would be con But under the councils the government could insist that exclusive rights to the use of a patent be spread wider after the first five Protects ideas The ownership of the expression of an idea in music or art would continue to be protected by But rules would be introduced to see that copyright is not used to support inordinately high Exclusive distribution rights under copyright law can be used now as a shield for Canadian industry and to support higher prices for imported The council found that British books sell in Canada at prices 30 per cent higher than British The report also recommends that a clear copy right be recognized for material originating in live This has not been established in the law as it now Where radio or TV programs now are spread to larger audiences through cable TV the sys tem operators have not so far been charged royalties nn the relay of copyright The report recommends that if they alter the na ture of the program in any they should be re quired to pay Programs that are simply relayed intact are presumed to give a wider audience to the in should pay any additional benefits to or copyright owners Arthur chairman of the would not agree at a conference wilh a reporters sug gestkn that the report recommends weakening nit paten and ccpMiphl Tlx he arc designed lo work mote cffcctivelj in tile bioail social and economic interests of the people of this country This means a great deal for the man in the Hes the one who pays for the incentives pro Mded by patent and copyright so he has a laigc net result is to achieve wider benefits to so and lo reduce economic costs d Mental health Plane report accepted vote today WASHINGTON Reuter The future of the American su personic transport faces a Se nate showdown today with a vital vote that could spell the end of government financing for the controversial President Nixon was reported telephoning wavering senators trying to swing enough support to win the but most tenta tive advance counts indicated the SST would lose government The government al ready has spent million over seven years on the Senate support for the plane would send the issue to a con ference with the House of Rep raising the pros pect of another temporary lease on life for the The House Thursday reversed its previous stand and voted against an ad ministration request for another million to finance the proto type program until the current fiscal year ends June Nine senators remained pub liciy uncommitted Tuesday A vote count by the Columbia Broadcasting based on educated guesses on what six of these would came up with a 4SM6 tally against the This left three senators who could go either Humphrey Stuart Symington and Margaret Chase Smith If there was a 4949 Vice President Spiro Agnew would rast the deciding ballot for the Two senators will be absent because of EDMONTON CP The government has accepted the philosophy of the Blair which recommends major im provements in mental health and is working with local authorities to provide a flexible health services system in the Health Minis ter James Henderson told the Alberta Legislature Henderson said the coming merger of the depart ments of health and social de velopment is primarily a re sult of the reports recom The health minister spoke during debate on a motion by Len Werry Bow ness which asks the legisla ture to direct the government to the commitment of the im plementation of the 13 priori ties of the Blair Mental Health Study in He said the basic problem in improving treatment facilities is changing the attitudes of the public and medical profession about mental LETHBRIDGE GRANT The government had taken several concrete includ ing a grant to a hospital in Lethbridge lo expand psychia tric The problem was somewhat more difficult in Grande because the Peace River district lacks a prac ticing he The government has signed a contract with the Alberta Medi cal Association to overcome the lack of Under the contract a psychiatrist will visit Grande Prairie and the town of Peace River once a week on an alternating basis to provide consulting psychiatric Negotiations were in pro gress on a similar contract to have psychiatrists from Cal gary visiting communities such as Henderson said the pro gram will be limited to com munities which have a func tioning mental health planning The government was as sisiting in setting up a program at the Woods Christian Home in Calgary for mentally dis turbed The threeyear program will eventually pro vide treatment for 30 Steps were being taken to in crease the supply of psychia tric teds at Holy Cross Hospi tal in Calgary and to develop a small remand unit in the southern city to work with the city police The unit would contain facilities for the acute detoxification of alco holics and drug In adjourning Henderson said the problems of mental health facilities can not be solved by government Its easy to make a recom mendation but hard to carry it More money in offing for schools EDMONTON CP Ele mentary schools may soon be getting a bigger share of the money spent on education in Education Minister Robert Clark said He was replying to Bob Bowling during consideration of education de partment spending estimates in the The legislature approved es timates of which make up more than 35 per cent of the provinces 197172 budget of Swinging Sinatra retires HOLLYWOOD AP Frank bobby sox idol of the 1940s and show business giant of two later says he is re tiring from the entertainment world and public The announcement comes four months after Warner studio said the singeractor was forced lo withdraw from a star ring role in a movie because of persistent pain in the right in a statement to the New7 York Daily said Tuesday his retirement is effec tive adding I look forward to enjoying more tune wilh my family and dear to writing a haps even to Sinatra undonvent surgery on his last June for a condi tion known con a shortening or distor tion of muscular tissue in the palm and fingers The surgery was his doctor but the ailment is marked by a persistence of pain QfIT ROLE Tiic pain caused Sinatra to quit lie role in the Warner movie Dead Right which wife agree lo part NEW YORK AP Johnny Carsons wile Joanne has dropped a demand for a week temporary alimony and signed what a lawyer de scribed as an amicable sep aration agreement wilh the Tonight Show TV No de tails were Seen and heard FRANK SINATRV would have required great phys ical activity in the role of a tough the studio It was not immediatclv known uhrthcr the affliction was a factor in Sinatras rctiie About town I and daughter team Tom and Leslie loading the Iveth bndpe Chamber of Coin meice annual mooting in the National Anthem Bn crly TailfratlHTs returning fiom a holiday with a broken windshield caused by over heating in the cold atmosphere Hunter Keith Walts claiming he saw goph ers the Me of house cats in the CieuMiest mmintain hut failing lo produce the evi legislation merging the health and social scnice departments into a single administra live is designed to ultimately put under one roof all the vari ous people services now oper ated by the province and the this would com bine active treatment welfare nursing homes for the day care auxiliary hospi guidance local health and juvenile cen to name only a few under the jurisdiction of one local The final decision on which senices and agencies will par ticipate in the composite plan however is a matter of negotia tion between the province and the local The health department offi cial noted that Lethbridges sie lends itself to support a controlled pilot project where the ramifications of the com posite health and social ser vices delivery system can be meaningfully evaluated for fu ture provincial Another factor enhancing he is the fact that much of the input of the new legislation came from Leth bridge and district He said he Lethbridge Re gional Mental Health Planning the Municipal Hospital Board and other local author ities have already gone on rec ord as supporting the SUPERMARKET IDEA By combining the various ser vices into a super market the spokesman local autonomy is blended financial flex resulting in health and welfare programs respond ing more accurately to the needs of each He anticipated that three composite units would be es tablished in mak ing use of as many existing fa cilities as to centralize people services The plan would operate along the lines of the highly success ful Glengarry project in Ed where numerous ser vices were put under one At Glengarry for instance a mother can drop her child off at the visit her physi receive family counselling and obtain her smallpox vac cination if planning to visit all in one The Lethbridge pilot project is intended to expand this con cept and to eliminate the health department official feels is becoming a major The fact that people have to go chasing all over town for different services is becoming almost as big a problem as the original reason for these peo ple wanting to seek help in the first he END LAOTIAN CAMPAIGN The South Vietnamese drives against the Ho Chi Minh trail in southern Laos ended Wednesday with North Vietnamese tanks pursuing Saigons troops right to their More units which supported the 45day operation were pulled out of the base at Khe Battered troops end Laos drive SAIGON AP The South Vietnamese drive against the Ho Chi Minli trail in southern Laos ended today with North Vi etnamese tanks pursuing the Saigon troops right to their bor aircraft knocked out six spokesmen units which had supported the 45day operation were pulled out of the border base of Khe which is being closed out during the next three Lt Do a spokesman for the South Vietnamese com mand in said the last fire base in Laos had been abandoned and the remaining troops had marched through the lulls to the The commands chief spokes Tran Van said the South Vietnamese forces had accomplished 80 to 90 per cent of their Field said the operation had fallen far short of expectations and that it was closed out sooner than scheduled because of the batter ing the South Vietnamese were taking from North Vietnamese forces estimated to outnumber them 2 to The South Vietnamese claimed that North Viet namese troops were but some officers in the field said this claim was greatly ex By their own the South Vietnamese suffered admitting troops 245 and This total of cas ualties represented 25 per cent of the invasion and the South Vietnamese com mand consideis 3 per cent cas ualties a heavy Half of an armored column of more than 200 tanks and ar mored personnel carriers was wiped field reports quits JL Taxsharing bill to be introduced EDMONTON CP The Al berta government intends to in troduce a bill to proude for sharing by municipalities of the property taxes from pipeline and powerline transmission fa electrical generating equipment and railway riphts of Municipal Affairs Min ister Fred Colbome announced in the legislature He said the government in tends to introduce the legisla tion diinni I ho cuircnt session and then to rlrfer further con sideration for a jear so mu nicipalities have an opportunity to study the implications of the TO DISTRIBUTE BILL I make this announcement now in order that the Alberta Association of Alunicipnl Dis tricts and oilier municipalities which have ex pressed concern about this leg may be assured that it is our desiie that the legisla tion and the results of such legislation will be fully discuss studied and understood be fore being The government intends to distribute the bill w i d e 1 y among all interested parties and together with full information about the proposed formula of distribu tion of the revenues to school hoards nnrl and Iota which will demonstrate the results of municipal rev enues of adopting the Colborne said he hopes in this way a full public discus sion of the merits of the pro posal may result and a con sensus obtained as to whether this kind of laxsharing should be adopted in the interests of justice and BELFAST AP Northern Irelands first community rela tions Itcbert Simp quit today while Prime Minister Bnan began crucial talks on bis In a brief statement Simpson said he wished to return to country medical practice biit wculd continue to be a member of Informed sources salt1 1e totally disillusioned pros pects of 5 ia the community between Piotes tants and Roman Catholics The new leader worked amid speculation he a Protestant hardhrcr the government to piacate ihc forces lircvchi his James hear ihc crime rates up again ;