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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD-Thuraday, March Grasshopper threat aired OTTAWA (CP) Prairie MPs continued their campaign Wednesday for a government war plan to counter the threat of a grasshopper invasion this spring. Conservative Doug Neal (Moose Jaw) told the Commons agriculture committee that the insects could hit as many as 57 million acres of grainland if a warm dry spring allows the es- timated hatch. "There is a real threat of in- festation." Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan replied that federal estimates of the potential invasion this year show that only six million acres may be hit. Responsibility for controlling the insects lay with the provinces, but the federal government would supply technical and research help. Bill Knight (NDP-Assi- who suggested earlier this week that the grasshoppers be harvested rather than destroyed to feed protein-hungry Japanese markets, said a special disaster fund should be set up to help farmers defray spraying and other costs. CAREER Public Service Fonction publique Canada Canada THESE COMPETITIONS ARE OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IN ALBERTA PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATORS Post Office Department Alberta Postal District, Edmonton, Alberta A. SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE OFFICER Quote Competition Number 74-E-S14 Salary per annum. Starting salary up to DUTIES Participates in the operations covering Safety, Health and Welfare including inspections and evaluation of equipment and procedures investigating of accidents, safety promotion and related activities Participates in a counselling service and operation of a health program Salary B. EMPLOYMENT OFFICER per annum. Starting Quote Competition Number 74-E-515 Salary Up tO DUTIES Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the staffing, probation and employee performance evaluation programs for the Edmonton Post Office Assists m the planning implementation and administration of budgets and securtiy clearance programs, casual, summer and Christmas help programs Provides advice guidance and assistance to employees, performs other related duties as required Bowden Institution, Canadian Penitentiary Service, Ministry Of The Solicitor General, Innisfaii, Alberta A. PERSONNEL GENERALIST Per annum. Starting Quote Competition Number 74-E-516 Up tO DUTIES Provides advice information and guidance on all personnel functions to management and provides direction to a personnel unit performing all pay functions for approximately 300 employees in 5 categories "o-ordmates the Manpower Development and Training activities of the institution, performs other related duties as required QUALIFICATIONS (FOR ALL COMPETITIONS) Ability normally associated with the completion of secondary school education and evidence of satisfactory results in carrying out one or more administrative services in a elevant field of work, or University or post secondary education in an appropriate specialty plus proven ability :nowledge of the English language is essential for all positions Appointments as a result of these competitions are subject to the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act Open to Residents of Alberta Competition closes. April 12th, 1974 :orward "Application for Employment (Form PSC 367-401) available at Post Offices, Canada Manpower Centres md Offices of the Public Service Commission of Canada, or resumes requests for further information to Service Commission of Canada, 300 Confederation Building, 10355 Jasper Avenue Edmonton Alberta '5J 1Y6 Deadly diseases allowed into Canada OTTAWA An appar- ent case of mixed priorities, whereby deadly disease speci- mens such as smallpox are permitted into Canada for scientific study while similarly dangerous farm- animal disease specimens are not, confronts a group of medical scientists now studying the problem. Under the 105-year-old Animal Contagious Diseases Act, veterinary scientists are forbidden 'to import specimens of such animal diseases as hog cholera, African swine fever and hoof- and-mouth disease. But there is no legislation stopping medical scientists from importing, through the mails or by courier, specimens of virulent human viruses such as smallpox, plague vacillus, yellow fever or lassa fever. To look at the problem, a five-member committee was set up last month by the federal health protection branch under Dr. J. A. McKiel, director general of the branch's laboratory centre for disease control. A health department news release says the committee will "investigate ways and means of controlling importation of infectious agents presenting a high risk to the health of Canadians.'' Dr. A. B. Morrison, head of the health protection-branch, said in an interview some medical particularly those in universities and teaching may be experimenting with in- fectious agents under poten- tially dangerous conditions. Two researchers died of hepatitis B last year at University Hospital in Saskatoon, and there were later suggestions of a slip-up in the handling techniques for the virus, he said. Dr. Morrison said he has' no idea how many specimens of virulent germs were being im- ported, but that the committee is to determine this. Smuggled coins recovered Matthew E. Murphy, acting regional director of investigations for United States Customs, poses at news conference in New York Wednesday with worth of Canadian silver coins smuggled into the United States. Two Canadians were arrest- ed in Manhattan last Sunday in connection with the case. It was estimated that the silver content of the coins, after smelting, would be worth in the United States. 9 fife your gas, it's your money. Herek how you can save a little ofJboth. Princess Anne returns home GUETERSLOH, West Ger- many (Reuter) Princess Anne flew home to Britain Wednesday after a three-day stay in West Germany marked by strict security measures. It was her first trip abroad since the unsuccessful kidnap attempt in London last week. Despite her ordeal, the prin- cess looked relaxed during her visit to the British Army's 14 and 20th King's Hussare Regi- ment of which she is in-chief. British army and West Ger- man police security men worked together round-the- clock in providing maximum security for Anne. CAREERS It .limnvt twice .is much furl tii hp.it an h'lme Therefore, mtul.itmn fun be .mil cncrm -ire.iv to ,irr .ill .mil nutMdc The wise use of our nalur.il K.IS resources is important to us all. so we would like to show you a few uavs in which can without sacrificing comfort, make some small sax mji.s on energy bill I k (h it potHten ofc OF SCHOOLS far