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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Lab Hanky-Panky Charges Probed WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion is investigating charges that some o[ its officials have manipulated laboratory results for years to avoid weakening or contradicting established gov- er'nment policies on food addi- tives and pesticide safety. The charges, brought by Dr. Howard L. Richardson, chief pathologist in the FDA's bureau of science, contend that middle- level agency officials have ex- punged conclusions and recom- mendations from reports on ani- mal experiments because they cast doubt on FDA policies. SUBWAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS CONCRETE PRODUCTS SEPTIC TANKS, etc. 128 North Mayor Magralh Dr. Phone 328-2298 The findings might have caused FDA policy-makers to reconsider "safe" labels for cer- tain food additives and coloring agents and to re-estimate per- missible pesticide levels for food. A pathologist employed by the FDA to investigate the charges has found substantial support for Richardson's charge. "There have been modifica- tions of statements and re- said the consultant, Dr. Harold Stewart, retired chief pathologist for the National Cancer Institute. DOUBT FOB DECADES Richardson's allegations, says a congressional expert on the FDA, "cast doubt on the integ- rity of all FDA scientific posi- tions for decades." The FDA is a primary re- search centre on the effects of a-d d i t i v e s and pesticides on human health and Richardson's TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! BE SURE! BE WISE RENT A NEW fJJJMAICO HEARING AID FOR 30 DAYSI If you decide lo buy, Hie rental cost deducted from the purchase price. If not, there is no further obligation. ONLY A QUALITY HEARING AID WILL PASS THIS TESTI Maieo Smith-Jones Hearing Service 307 6th Street South LETHBRIDGE HALE OPTICAL CO. LTD. Phone 327-5447 charges deal with these factors drugs. The government imposed re- strictions on cyclamates in 1969, after outside experiments linked the chemicals to bladder can- cer, genetic damage and birth defects in animals. Mutineers Seek Asylum WASHINGTON (Keuters) The 120 Haitian coast guard mu- tineers and their three leaky ships which shelled Port au Prince April 24 arrived Friday in Puerto Rico, U.S. state de- partment officials disclosed. The Haitians sought political asylum at the American Guan- tariamo navy base in Cuba Sun- day after shelling the Haitian capital April 24, but were dis- patched to Puerto Rico under U.S. Navy escort. The rebel band, headed by Col. Octave Cayard, will be flown to -Miami, Fla., for cus- toms and immigration process- ing, the officials said. Each man will be interviewed before a decision is made on re- quest for asylum, they added. The shelling of the Haitian capital was an apparent at- tempt to topple the government of President Francois Duvalier. Richardson, who joined the agency in sold the old FDA slides and laboratory work sheets revealed what he termed a suspiciously high incidence of cancer ill the test animals. The cancer findings were not men- tioned in the published report. DIDN'T WHITE ItEPOUT T h e pathologist who con- ducted the original research told Richardson a non-patholo- gist superior had written'the re- port and that he, the patholo- gist, had only signed it. "He stated that he didn't want to fight with Richard- son quoted the pathologist as saying. "This was his policy over the years." Experts believe cyclamates might not have been widely possibly even perniit- the 1951 cancer findings had been known by scientists. Richar'dson blamed what he termed the disgraceful scientific climate in the FDA on separa- tion research experts from top policy officials by a middle- level of bureaucracy. The middle officials are deter- mined to protect their jobs by supporting top level policy deci- sions at all costs, lie said. TMCES CLIMB OTTAWA (CP) The general wholesale price index rose to 289.5 in March from 289.1 in February, based on 1935-39 prices equalling 100, the Domin- ion Bureau of Statistics reports. Court Appeals Legislation Goes To Senate OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons gave Uiird and final read- ing Friday to a bill that will en- able appeals to go directly to the Supreme Court of Canada. Under present law, certain appeals may be lodged in the Supreme Court of Canada with- out first going to provincial ap- peal courts if those courts con- sent and more than is in- volved. The bill approved Friday, which now goes to the Senate, removes the minimum and gives the Supreme Court the power to decide itself whether it will hear any appeal. Zodiac Writes 01' Bomb Threat SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A man who calls himself Zodiac has threatened to blow up a school bus loaded with children, li o m i c i de investigators an- nounced here. The man, in letters to the San Francisco Chronicle, threatened to place a bornb beside t road and set it off when a loaded school bus passes, Inspector William Armstrong told a news conference. Zodiac claims to have killed 10 persons. Police link him with at least five slayings. 10 resounding reasons why you should buy a new Chevrolet instead of a new something else: IHigh resale value. Year after year, Chevrolet offers high resale value at trade-in time. It's traditional with us! You may never want to sell your Chevrolet, but if you do, it'll be rewarding. 2 Deep down value. When you buy a Chevrolet you get standard extras like flush-and-dry rocker panels which help combat rust. And inner fenders that keep your outer fenders looking good longer. 3 Smooth, smooth ride. Chevrolet springs are computer selected. This Full Coil suspension, linked with an advanced body mounting system makes our big rider a smooth rider. 4 Impressive styling. Reason enough alone to go with Chevrolet.The impres- sion is that it's an expensive car, if you want to make an im- pression. 5 Massive interiors. Head room, shoulder room, hip and leg room, and 18 cubic feet of usable trunk space. Stretch out or sil tall, and pack what you need for the roomiest trip you've ever had. 6 Side-guard beams. A steel side-guard beam is built into every big Chev- rolet door for added protection and peace of mind. 7 A finish that lasts. No other manufacturer provides Magic-Mirror acrylic lacquer finish. Which is unfortunate for them, because Chevrolet's 15 colors sure keep their shine. 8 Exceptional engines. Chevrolet's standard 350-cubic-incli VS runs on regular fuel. So does an even larger 400-cubic-inch VS that you can order. There are also four other tine performing engines available. 9 Tremendous selection. Of colors. Of accessories. Of engines. Of transmissions. Of fabrics. Of custom features you can add. And of models lo pick from. There are 14 different big Chevrolet alons. 4 Canada's favorite. Something else a new "something else" can't claim: Big Chevrolet is Canada's most' popular car. If actions speak louder than words, doesn't this say something to you? See your Chevrolet dealer. Impala Custom Coupe I Putting you first, keeps us first. AUTHORIZED CHEVROLET DEALER IN LETHBRIDGE -SEE YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CHEVROLET DEALER- Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile (1959) Ltd. CORNER 2nd AVE. AND 8th STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 327-3147 May 2, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 long distance is MISSES MATTER Missing only one beat brings Greg Basky a stern reprimand from Ann Marie Goodman as their kindergarten class practices for their appearance in the Saskatoon music festival. THE ONLY WAY TO GO! TRAVEL TRAILERS TO CHOOSE FROM .Twenty-eight footers down to the light-weight, easy-to-pul! twelve footer. The 1970 models with their clean-cut lines and smooth road performance are beautifully styled inside with natural wood grain panelling and colored arborite. Every model designed to provide the maximum in comfort and convenience. Before you buy, look at a Haico Trailer you'll be miles ahead. TRUCK CAMPERS Smooth-riding comfort in 10'6" and 7'11" models. The same skilleS craftsmanship as the Skylark Trailers. Interiors designed to provide the maximum space. A deluxe home on wheels, with every modern convenience. The same fine workmanship and carefully planned decor you would expect in your own home only this one goes wherever you want to travel. Mail this coupon for free brochures. Indicate your preference HA i Co Lethbridge, Alberta MANUFACTURING LTD. Name.......................................... Address City.......................Province......... I am interested in more information on n Trailers p Campers n Motor Homes TOYOTA TRAVEl CENTRE Located at General Farm Supplies Couttt Highway 327-3145 Sunday! long distance is half a buck on Sunday! TO ANY PLACE IN ALBERTA long distance is long distance is half a buck on. Sunday! TO ANY PLACE IN AL8ER1A It's the talk of the Province! On Sundays you can call long dis- tance ANYWHERE IN ALBERTA and talk for three minutes for a maximum of fifty cents. SUNDAY saves you time as well as money because this rate ap- plies to ODD calls. Just dial direct to anyone in the province, then start talking. It's a nice to keep in touch. You can do a lot of long-distance talking for just half a buck anytime between Saturday mid- night to 6 a.m. Monday. rJo not to person-to-person, collect, third party billing, time and charge, coin phone, or credit card calls. H you happen to live In an area without ODD service, SUNDAY 50 rates apply to station to station calls placed with the a buck SuSriday! TO ANY PLACE IN ALBERTA long distance is half a buck oa Sunday! TO ANY aACE IN ALBERTA long distance is half a buck on Sunday! TO ANY PLACr IN ALBERTA ;