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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta tmmj I nb bM mvmirw Special aides Twin dwarfs and Gregg Rice flank ilenn W. Turner on his way to court in in the closing day of testimony in the govern- lent's mail fraud trial against the flamboyant Orlando usinessmen and seven associates in cosmetics and lotivational businesses. The dwarfs were mentioned i testimony 'as special aides to but did not ike the stand themselves. Spring seeding started in south CALGARY Spring needing has started in southern Alberta but might not be general for another two weeks in the Peace River and northern regions because much of last year's grain crop still must be the Alberta Wheat Pool said today in its first weekly crop report of the year. Hold talks on Suffield land use OTTAWA The. re- gional expansion department is discussing with the defence department possible uses for square miles of land used now by the Suffield military research station in southeastern John DREE assistant deputy said today. Mr. MacNaught said dis- cussions also are being held with the Alberta government about the land which is being abandoned by the research station. Replying to Bert Hargrave at a Commons regional expansion committee Mr. MacNaught said that the- Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration might use some of the land for grazing pasture. The a DREE operates 2.4 million acres of prairie pasture land. Mr. Hargrave said he has discussed the issue with Defence Minister James Richardson who has said he is willing to receive suggestions from area residents on use of the land. Vinyl chloride use ban may be imposed WASHINGTON The United States Consumer Prod- ucts Safety Commission served notice Tuesday that it intends to ban use of vinyl chloride in most household aerosol sprays because the chemical is considered a potential health hazard. Responding to a Feb. 21 petition from consumer- advocate Ralph Nader's Health Research the commission also called on aerosol manufacturers to turn over immediately any information on products that have ever contained vinyl chloride as a propellant or an ingredient. Vinyl chloride has been implicated in at least a dozen cases of a rare form of liver cancer among industrial workers in the and has been shown to cause various tumors in laboratory rats forced to inhale the chemical. Fields in the Peace and northern areas are still too wet to take off the 17 million bushels of wheat and 29 million bushels of barley that were left over winter. The wheat pool said mice have caused widespread and severe damage to cut crops lying in adding to losses from spring flooding and sprouting. SOIL EXCELLENT The report said dry weather is needed in central Alberta if seeding is to begin within the next 10 days. Soil moisture conditions in the south are excellent. Farmers have told the wheat pool they plan to increase barley acreage this year by about eight per wheat by two per cent and oats by one per cent. Less land will be seeded to which will be down two per rye down four per cent and flaxseed down nine per cent. spent on renovations OTTAWA Renovating the prime minister's official residence since Pierre Trudeau assumed office in 1968 has cost the taxpayers at least the Commons has been told. and information about his official summer home at nearby Harrington was contained in a series of written replies by John parliamentary secretary to government House leader Allan MacEachen. In the 1973-74 fiscal renovations and refurnishings at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa cost the highest annual total in Mr. Trudeau's nearly six years in office. Designers' and architects' as of last had totalled since 1968. The summer residence required about worth of repairs and modernization since including for underground piping and electrical work. The rest comprised for a for a fire alarm system and about for other materials and truck rentals from 20 different companies A spokesman for the prime minister said some major structural work was done in the 1950s when it was chosen as the official but little else was done in the intervening years. OPENED BY FRANKLIN Banjamin Britain's deputy postmaster in North travelled from Philadelphia in 1763 to establish post offices in Quebec. Save Reg. 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