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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TuejJoy, May 7, 1977 THE LETHBRIDGE HEPAID 13 Test-tube babies moratorium urged CHICAGO (AP) The Jour- nal of the American Medical As- sociation says a moratorium should be declared on experi- ments aimed at development of "test-tube babies." An editorial in the May 1 issue of the journal says "tho time seems clearly at hand" to declare a moratorium on exper- iments that would attempt to implant into a woman's uterus a human egg which had been fer tilized by human sperm in a lest tube. "Representatives of various disciplines should be assembled to discuss once again the thorny issues raised by genetic cngi- it recommends. The publication says physi- cians, scientists, philosophers and theologians are concerned with moral, ethical, religious and scientific implications of genetic engineering. They are especially con- cerned, it says, with the growth of fertilized human eggs in test tubes, which has already been achieved, and with cloning, a method of producing oil-spring with predetermined trails. No test-tube fetuses have been fully developed, and experi- ments with cloning so far have only been used lo reproduce frogs. Experiments in development of test-tube babies are designed to permit women who cannot themselves conceive children lo have implantations of eggs taken surgically from their bod- ies and fertilized in test tubes. Such an egg would be brought to lerm In their bodies and de1 livercd. It is possible, too, that an egg might be taken from the body of one woman, fertilized, then im planted in Ihe body of another woman from whom it is not pos- sible to obtain a usable egg. These experiments have reached the point where this method of reproduction seems imminent, the editorial says. Those who favor development of test-tube babies defend it on grounds it would permit fulfill- ment (if the desire of an infer- tile woman to bear her own child. Opponents say, among other things, that infertility is not a disease and that implantation of a fertilized egg would be treat- ment of a "desire." They also maintain that the method in- volves unethical experimenta- tion on future possible human beings. Cloning in humans still seems lo be remote, the editorial says. Cloning involves the substitution of the nucleus of an unfertilized egg of a being of the same spec- ies. Discounting environmental in- fluences, cloning could result in development of individuals iden- tical to the selected donor indi- viduals. FEEl [IKE FISH-lf you're In Irio mood for seafood, try jomo o( Morgo Oliver'! recipes in Ihis Solurday'i Weekend Maga. line. Here'j the rundown: Fish Puff, Fiih Rolls with lemon 5auce, Salmon wilh Cucumber Sluffing, Special Fish Bake, Bolted Holibul Sleoks, Creomed Kipper wilh Eggs. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE INSPECTS GUARD F. R. Sharp, DFC, DC, chief of the Defence Staff of Canada, in- spects guard of honor, mounted by the Second Battalion Coldstream Guards, during his visit to Ihe Ministry of Defence in London. Labor crisis hardens LONDON (AP) A walkout by dock workers brought three major British ports lo a stand- still Monday, hardening a crisis between labor and government. Edmonton mill rate goes up EDMONTON (CP) A rec- ommendation for a 1972 prop- erty tax increase of G.4 or about for the average lomeowner is to go before city council Tuesday. Approval would increase the municipal mill rate to 30.9 mills from 24.5 last year. Two thousand dockers at Sou- thampton walked out for 21 boors to protest fines totalling imposed on their union by the Industrial Relations Court. They also objected to Ihe provisions of the government's new Industrial relations Act. In Liverpool, centre of a dis- pute over containerized ship- ping, dockers took an un- official holiday to mark May Day. Preston docks were made idle by a stoppage of nearly 300 men. The court, set up under the act to rule on industrial rela- tions, has fined the giant Trans- port and General Workers Union [or contempt because its members defied an order to slop blocking containers ferried lo Liverpool by a hauling com- pany. The Liverpool dock workers refused lo handle the containers because they were not loaded or unpacked by registered port workers. FIND DURIAL GROUND EDESSA, Greece (Heuter) A section of a cemetery dating back to the second century EC has been uncovered here dur- ing excavations for an apart- ment project. Ancient vases and coins are among the finds. up' for OTTAWA (CP) Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien Kfiitl Monday thai when oil com- panies ask (he government for permission to build pipelines along the Mackenzie River val- ley, they will he asked to "pay UD" for the new Mackenzie highway. lie was answering questions In the Commons on 1'i'imc Min- ister Trudeau's announcement at Edson, Alta., lasl week Ihat the new highway will be huilt and that oil companies will be asked to hcln pay for it. the povernmenl for permission to build tile pipeline, "we will ask (hem ;it Ihat time lo pay up for the road." Erik Nielsen (PC-Yukon) .said altlmiiRli the prime minis- ter had announced a new high- Panarctic five times as valuable way, construction had actually i begun last year. j He asked Mr, Chretien whether the government has bad talks with Northwest Terri- tories Indians about treaty land rights. The minister said he has al- ready met the Indians and they are not as yet ready to discuss settlement of their treaty riphLs. He said the Indians had been nsked to meet with the commis. sioner of the territories, S. M. Hodgson. He said the new highway will help rather than Wilder (lie Indi- ans because it will take them out of their Isolation. 1 EDMONTON (CP) Tlie Robert Thompson federal government could sell Decr'i had asked if the fact that! its interest in Ihe petroleum the oil companies will be asked j consortium, Panarctic, for five__________________________ to share the cost means that; times the origins! federal studies have shown that! Arthur Laing, minister ot vet-1 53.30 plus the Mackenzie pipeline route is erans' affairs, said here. feasible. i He said Ottawa invested S31 T. C. Douglas milhon in the consortium which mo-Cowichen-The I s I a n d si' was formed lo explore fnr oil asked what percentage the oil and pas in (he norfh and could primary hcncfi- sell its interest now for ciares of Uie million. pay? "But we aren't going to do I i Chretien said the question it." is hypothetical because it is no! Mr. LainR was responsible yet known whether a pipeline for the government's decision, will be built. when Lester Pearson v: a s He said H quite simple, prime minister, lo invest in When (he companies came (o J Pa.iarctic. lastant Prints Copy Div. 1269 Third Avc. S. Lelhbridge PRESCRIPTIONS SHOPPERS DRUG MART ADVANCE LUMBER GO. BUY ONE GALLON AT REGULAR PRICE-GET THE SECOND FOR BUY ONE QUART AT REGULAR PRICE-GET THE SECOND FOR All First Qualify Paitit- Regular Almafex Paint Line WEATHER-TESTED WHITE AND COLORS Additional Gallon 1st Quart Additional Quart SUPER SATIM WHITE AND COLORS Isr Gallon Additional Gallon 1st. Quart Additional Quart SIMILAR SAVINGS ON BRU SKESr ROLLERS AND TRAYS ONE ALSO Floor and Porch Enamel Cement Paint Scini Pairs} Varnishes Etc, etc. Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" ;