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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE IETHBRIDGE IIEBAID Thunclny, Mny 4, 1972----- World, experts plan suggestions on mercwrv levels for humans lly (il.RNMS OTTAWA An intcrna- lional nimmillce lookiiu; inlo loli'mi'lf levels of mei'cuvy for humans has ilm-lcil "il coukl noi sot the It'vcl su low" that il would inlcrlcMT: diets o[ tlmse who Ret their main pro- tein from fish or disuipt the fishing industry. A news rck'usc from the Ge- neva-based World Ik-null Or- pnnizad'on it comniilloc of Wild anrl I'nilcrl Nations cxpc-rli plans parly nx1- oniincnclafioiis maxi- mum Ir-vpl-: of mcrniry for indi- viduals tollowinp a lechnical re- view early this month. The current standard is .115 parls per million in the daily fowl as a saft' Other countries, including Canada and the Tnilcd .Slates have estab- lished .5 limes Ihe WHO tlu1 maximum allowable standard for food Canadian standards have in- terfered with the fishing indus- try, especially Nova Scotia sinirdfishhii.1. and have caused some fish lo be kept off the markets because Ihe standards were exceeded. However, other countries and some U.S. slates stiff arc liar-j vesting fish thai exceed Cana-1 dian pollnliim standards. M. Sinilli of Oltau-a, vice- chairman of llu- nine nalion commillce, said Wednesday (he report will not he available until later this year and figures could not he released until the report was. ready. EAC'f MUST DECU IK As well, be said, Ihe report would only "suggest provisional tolerable weekly intakes." Each country .still would determine its own standards. The WHO release said mer- cury poisoninji outbreaks occur from time to time anrl cannot be predicted. It said unborn ba- bies show extreme sensitivity to even low levels of mercury if the mother is exposed and lhal Ilicre seems to be some rela- tionship between exposure lo mercury in fish and the incid- ence of genetic disturbance. "The committee took these factors into account in deter- mining the maximum tolerable inlake of mercury in the release said, adding members could not recommend levels so low that those who depend on fish as a diet staple would be deprived of (his food. Mercury levels in fish re- ceived considerable attention from the commute because levels in most fish are higher than in other foods, it said. "It was also necessary to lake inlo account the situation of the fishing industry, already se- verely affected in some areas such as Sweden, caslern United Slates and it said. "Unemployment, lack of income and pnssilbc malnutrition In fishermen's families could not but defeal (he purposes of pub- ic health workers SafesEMn of the Month CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT Phone 327-314B Bony Chevrolet Oldsmobile is pleased to announce that Oilier Pocza has acheivcd the honor of "SALESMAN OF THE MONTH" for April, 1972. Chester has had a wealth of experience in the sales field in the auto- mobile industry. He wel- comes liis many friends and customers to see him for (heir even' motoring lie will be pleased Lo assist them in anv Boyle's Column By 1IAI. BOYUi NEW YORK (API Yoirre an old-timer if you can look back and remember You could toll a floorwalker because he had a oamafion in his lapel and often wore a waxed moustnchc. It was a laborious chore for people lo write a cheque because they did it so seldom. Every passenger train had a mail car on il. Having a pri- bate Pullman owning a the most popu- lar symbol o[ great business success. Dentists preferred lo pull brd teeth rather than try to save them, and you cnuld gel one pulled for SI. A strorg dentist prided himself on his ability remove a tooth with his bare fingers. It common for a person to die in Uie same house he was born in, and he expected to be buried in the same cem- etery where his grandparents lay. The biggest problem many a mother had with her son ivas gelling him to hold still while she washed behind his cars. Growing up on the farm then wasn't as difficult for a boy as growing up in a city is now. After he had conquered the arts of milking a cow and harnessing a horse for the plow, there really wasn't much for him to learn until he got married. HAD NO CUSPIDOR You knew you were in a home of culture if it didn't have a cuspidor beside the coal stove in the living room. You could drive a hundred miles in any direction from almost any place without passing a house (hs-l had a privalc suimming pool in the back yard. There were more people who tad heard of cocktail parlies than had been lo one. When a fellow didn't have anything else to do, he could always look busy by just standing there with his hands stuck in his hack pockets and pretend he was Ihinking. There was no bubble gum anywhere for ary kid on earth. Rut in warm weather a kid could police out a sticky piece of lar from a crack in the highway and chjw it. Yon always came home from church on Sunday so scared by the preacher's ser- mon that you wondered if you could keep from going to hell before you got a chance to go to church again. In a large family no piece of clothing was thrown away until it had four patches on it, two holes in il. End had been v.c.i'11 by at least three chil- dren. Older v.omen rather looked ilcivn on a young mother who didn't breast-feed her chil- dren. Old people were thought to be (lian young people and therefore to be treated with respect. 11 didn't cost so much to live then, because people didn't need to buy so many gadgets lo take their minds off themselves. People were their own best fun. Tljjse were the member? think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS I met v.'llh officials recently to discuss Inn Mldllln ttlln nm I? HOW DO YOU RATE? 91 to 100 polnh-TOP SCORE! 71 to fO point. Good. 61 to m poinli 61 to 70 pointi Filr. Mw HW FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION Are pJrlrrly rJllzrns nfiglretwJ In our society? YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yoursell 10 points for each correct 1 French voters (CHOOSE ONE: rejected ap- proved) a. treaty that would allow Greet BrltaJn, Norway, Denark, and Ireland to.enter the Common Market. 2 The 1971 census showed that Canada's popu- lation increased by per cent In the years following the 1966 count. a-4.2 b-1.8 c-10.4 S Weston Adams Jr., President of the Boston Bruins, BaJd that he would (CHOOSE ONE: al- low, forbid) his team's Bobby Orr and Phil Esposlto to pliy in a Canadian-Soviet hockey exhibition series this fall 4 Environment Minister Jack Darts Enid the Gov- ernment Intends to Btop all commercial fishing for by Canadians, a-tuna b-cod o-Atlantlc salmon 8 West Germany's Willy Brandt Is 8 member of the (CHOOSE ONE: Christian Democratic, So- cial Democratic) Party. PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Taka 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....vicious a-thlck and sllckv 1.....vlBCOUS 3.....vivacious b-deacrlbes something done mechanically or carelesfilv c-llvely 4.....pecuniary d-wlcked, mean 5.....perfunctory e-related In PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1----Jean-Claude Duvalier i-President, Algeria 2.....Anwar Sadat flouniecllcne <.....'L. A. Rhutto 8.....William McMnhon 5-172 b-Prcsklenl, Haiti c-PrrMflcnl, Egypt ti-rrlmv Minister, AiislrMli e-1'rr-sidcni, Pakistan e VEC, Inc. r-i inrt.iTr 5ave Tllil Examination! SlUDENTS v.luabl. Refine. MM.rl.l For ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE ARCH OF HONOR Australian Olympic oarsman Ian McWhirfer, 26, and his bride. Hie former Erica Collins, leave St. Luke's Church in Sydney suburb of Mosman afler iheir marriage. Teammates form an arch of honor willi oars, McWhirler said he has been told by doclors he has cancer of the liver and has less than a year lo live. MINNESOTA FATS Big Spender, tremendous Upper, fabu- lous showman the world's grealest pool player is all of them and more. Corloonist Ben Wicks interviewed Minnesota Fals and tells about in il an hilarious arlicle, complele with illustralions. Watch for it. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Cash management system nets Alberta million EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government lias in- troduced a new cash manage- ment procedure under which it will gain more than million in inlcrcst a year, Provincial slorc lo he built at Taher TAI3ER (HNS) A building permit issued by the Town of Taher authorizes construction of a national de- partment store building on 48lh Ave. where formerly the Ta- ber Furniture and lately the Holiday Harbor slood. Developer Kenneth P a r k er for Parker Leasing and Rentals Ltd. said Hie square Coot building will be a onestorey structure with pro- vision made in the design lo add a second floor. Mr. Parker also advised that a lease has been arranged with a national department store tirm. The present development and C o n t r a c tor is Adamowicz Concrete and Construction of Taber. Treasurer Cordon Miniely an- nounced in the Alberta legisla- ture. Effective May 1, all major government revenue will be re- mitlcd directly to the treasury department. Mr. Miniely said thai in the past cheques for major amounts were first remitted to departments for processing be- fore being passed on to the treasury department. This re- sulted in a loss of interest "o! a major magnitude" due to the lime 'lag between receipt and deposit in the province's bank. He said introduction of cen- tral cash management should provide more than SI miUion in additional interest revenue or reduce interest expense by the same amount during the fiscal year which ends next March 31. POLICE AID FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Police blocked olf a stretch ol U.S. 27 south of Fort Wayne during a thunderstorm when an expectant mother decided her time had come. A police cruiser was parked in the middle of the highway with its lights flashing while a possum gave birth lo a litter in the middle of Ihe road. CAR SALES WEEK-END SPECIAL 66 PLYMOUTH 4-dr. sedon, V8, nulo. 5700 We've got just the car for you. G.T.O. Judgt 3-1969 G.M.C. and Chev. Vi Tom 1-1970 Chev. V, Ton 2-1970 Pon'iocs 2 dr. hdti. 331 13lh St. N. 2-1970 Impala 2 dr. hils. 2-1970 4 dr. Sedan Impaia; 1-1971 Nova Sedan 1-1971 CJievelle 2 dr. htilp. 1-1964 Valianl, low mileage. 1-1972 Chevdle 3 dr. hdtp. 1-1971 New G.M.C. 14 Ton 1-1972 Umant 2 dr. hdlp. Phon. 328-9444 SIMPSONS-SEARS GREAT VALUE! 90 SLOT PHiLISHAVE ONLY. This is I he hcsl value we know ol! rhilishavr I he world's most popular shaver. Foniures more culling slots, 50% faster shaving. Retractable Irinv mer. Triple-header wifli culling nciinn, (or cr closer shaver fhan ever. Dual volt (110-220) for inlcrnationol use. REMINGTON SHAVER 3 MAN-SIZE HEADS JUST........ Here 11 isl Remington's seller. Kind to every skin and beard condition. H man-size shaving lirnd.s. Supnr-sharp disposable blades. Comfort control dial. Pops up for cleaning. Jewellery-style case. 110 volts, fiorjufy nnd Health (losls iMore ul. Simpsons-Sears STORE HOURS- Opon Doily 9 a.m. In p.m.; Tliursdny and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Conlrn Villngo. Telephone 328-9231 ;