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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE lETHBP.IDCE HERAtO Thursday, November 4, Neiv pollution controls K Siamese babies may be separated Cllt HI OITAWA New rcgu-1 lations i" reil'ire water pollution hy and paper mills HI le.i.st I'.T wove tabled by Knviron-' rr.ent .Kiel; in (lie The r.s. issued under the Kislv-ries Aci. will ..I'l'l'- ;HI- paper nuMs. lo miuee effluents lo ih" possible mi'.iet' Old mills won't be required to meet standards set for new mills. Thov will be sivcn lime, established under "schedules of compliance." to reduce their waste effh-ents by 70 per cent. Schedules of compliance will be negotiated with Ihe older mills -We recognize that old mills will have difficulty conipiyir.fi with our pollution standards." Mr. Davis said. "They were built at a time when pelhitien abatement wasn't a big factor in anyone s mind Mr. Davis says in an environ- ment department news release that the new regulations mean the government lias opted for prevention rather than cure by checkii.'c! pollution at the faclorv fence. The new regulations, UK- news release said, set limits mea- sured in pounds of pi-lhllants per ton of product, nut in de- grees of concentration of pollu- lanls. "This is the most equitable approach for all Mr. Davis says, "ft rr.eans thai no mill can comply merely by diluting its effluent with water." Pollutants the new regulations are designed to limit include sludge deposits, solids such as wood fibre and bark, and a va- riety of organic chemicals. The new regulations, Mr. Davis says "create standards which are national in scope and eliminate pollution havens in the process." A joint, fcdcral-provincial-in- dustry group developed the new reflations during the last sev- eral months. Fish will be used as one of the main lines o( defence against contravention of the regulations. Kmironment department offi- cial-, have said that the most sen-Hive species of fish which iiirnr naturally in waters near; pulp mill will be used to moni lor effluents. If fish in cages placed down stream from pulp and papci mills die, it will be proof that pollution control needs to be im- proved, they said. The mills will be required to install biological, chemical and mechanical treat- ment facilities. VN ENTRY RUMORED BANGKOK (Renter) Forty thousand pro Communist Viet namcsc refugees living in Thai land's border prov i n c e s are spreading rumors that Nortl Vietnam will be admitted to the United Nations next year, Inte- rior Ministry Undersecretary Suwannarat said here. IADIES' SNOW BOOTS KAUFMAN NYLOVEL COCKTAIL BOOTS Block or Brown i 5izes 5 to 11 VINYL WATERPROOF WINNIPEG CCl'l 'Inc five- bushel "A" quota for Barley will be cancelled in 111 shipping EDMONTON (CP) A i alrician is optimistic that Sia- mese twill girls born al Ihe Uni- versity Hospital last Thursday can be surgically separated and live normal lives. In an interview, Ihe doctor said that vital to any effort to blocks in Manitoba and Saskat- chewan on Dec. 10. the Cana- dian wheat board announced Wednesday. It was the first termination date to be announced under the wheat hoard's system of non- cnmnlative quotas. Because of the heavy ship- ping program now1 under way, space in country elevators is sufficient to take in barley to be delivered under the "A" quota. The quota will not be can- celled in the 17 blocks covering Alberta and British Columbia until country elevators can take in producer deliveries under the quota, the wheat board said. separate the two babies N-test wire is longest ever senl OTTAWA (CP) A telegram 464 feet long with names has been sent by an Ottawa radio station to President Nixon to protest the planned Amchitka nuclear blast. The "Blast-o-Gram." said a spokesman at station CKOY in an interview, was the longest telegram ever sent from Ot- tawa. It look 42 hours to send. The slation collected signa- tures from about 25 places in Ottawa charging 10 cents a name lo cover costs. Among the signers were Environment Min- ister Jack Davis and 51 other members of Parliament. The telegram urged President Nixon lo reconsider his ap- proval of the blast. It said the ecological risks were too great and the scientific benefits too small to go ahead with it. Treaty Imlians to be counted in labor force OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment is considering counting In- dians on reserves in the labor force for purposes of computing unemployment levels, the Com- mons was told. Marcel Prud'homme, parlia- mentary secretary to Manpower Minister Otto Lang, said re- serve Indians have traditionally not been counted because of dif ficulties assessing unemploy ment for persons living by hunt ing and fishing. Bui Ihis pattern had changed on the reserves since many In dians were working in the same 'ields as other Canadians. Mr. Pmd'homme was re spending to an adjournment de rate question from Alf GleaV win said the whole Indian employ ment problem is impossible tc assess because the governmen joes nol assess il FIC.HT POLLUTION XOK.iXDA, Que. (CP) The Canadian mining industry is ex- 1 peeled lo spend some mil- lion between now and the mid- 70s in the battle againsl pollu- i (ion. A study published by the I National Advisory Committee I on Mining end Metallurgical Re- search about S213 million of the total is to be spent by Ihe nonferrous metals sector of tile industry, with another mil- lion by iron and steel compa- nies. The remainder is to be spent by companies extracting asbestos, aluminum, coal, gold, potash, uranium and iron ore. Christine and Cynthia is pre- cise knowledge of what organs .he infants share. Tests have shown that the .jlrls, joined at the breast tone and rib cages, have separate stomachs, intestines, hearts and lungs. But it was possible they share one liver and that each of their icarts strong and beating normally so far is contained n the same peri-cardial sac. Both conditions had previous- ly been successfully separated ,n Siamese twins. NAMES WITHHELD A liver scan, an x-ray using radioactive fluid, was scheduled this week but the doctor said the extent of the peri-cardial sac junction may not be known until surgery is performed. The girls' parents, whose name has been withheld, are from a small community in northwestern Alberta. The pediatrician, who askec that his name not be used, saic the parents have arijustec "well" to the birth of their first children. The young mother delivered by Caesarian was in good condition 'both mentally and physically." The twins weighed 10 pounds, six ounces at birth and now vcigh nine pounds, 15 ounces. The weight loss was normal in newborn infants and the twins were expected to gain weight quickly, NO HASTE The doctor said there is "no reason for haste" in planning an operation. Pat Nixon named WASHINGTON (Renter) President Nixon has named his wife, Pat, as his special rep- resentative at the inauguratioi of President William- R. Tol bert of Liberia in Monrovia Jan. 2-4. It will be the first lime that the wife of a silling United Slates president will pay a visit to Africa. The twins were being kept In an incubator "and they seem quite content and normal in ev- ery way other than their being joined." The pediatrician said he and his colleagues are reading med- ical histories and conferring with other physicians who have attended Siamese twins. "Wn have to be prepared for every possibility by the time we go ahead with the opera- tion." CARPENTERS MEETING BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS LOCAL 846 TONIGHT, THURS., NOV. 4 at p.m. LABOR CLUB 13th STREET NORTH All Members Urged to Attend! 505 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-3784 for Children Misses and Women you really then you'll cure my housewife's stomp! COLOR EXTENSION PHONES DO A LOT FOR A LITTLE Housewife's stomp is what you get from always running to answer the phone. In a one-phone home. You know the story. You're at the far end of the house changing your dress and the phone rings. By the time you slip into something, dash down the hall, trip over the rug and answer the phone, all you get is a dull buzzz. So you stomp, stomp, stomp your little housewifely foot. Well, give your husband the whole tiresome story. And if he doesn't listen, if he doesn't get you a colorful, color extension phone for as little as a month, banish him to the dog house. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Avenue South Telephone 328-4214 ;