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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, November 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO IS Cholera epidemic feared MOW DELHI (Rei'tcr) Troops are moving inlo the cy- clone-battered eastern India slntc of Orissa to Iielp speed up relief operations amid fears of a cholera epidemic. The official death toll in the cyclone, which struck last weekend, is put at but local estimates are that the final figure could climb as high as Six cholera death-; have been reported in I he last of days. Bloaied bodies and stagnant lakes of water still lying in the more isolated areas have raised fears lhal the disease could spread easily among the one million left hungary and home- less. Orissa's health minister, H. K. Palnaik, said cholera had not yet broken out in epidemic form and lha; a million doses of vac- cine already had been sent into devastated areas. Three array medical learns have flown from Luc-know in northern India to Orissa's capi- lal, Bhubancswar, with supplies of drugs, hospital tenis, milk powder and blanker. The army central command I1 as .set up temporary headquar- ters at Bhubaneswar to co-ordi- nate relief operations for survi- vors, many of whom arc ma- rooned in remote areas without food and drinking water. "This seems to be the year of natural said tine offi- cial, referring to the droughts that have ocurrcd in four of In- I din's 17 stales, the floods KI six others and now the cyclone and tidal wave in within a span of .seven months. There might soon be another disaster. SEA-URB A model of an ocean-bottom city, projected for the year by the university of Illinois students who constructed it, is on display at the German Industry Ex- hibition is Berlin. The concept envisions airtight connected buildings with access to ocean environment through airlocks. joint device CALGARY fCP) An clec- Irically operated knee joint for artificial legs has been de- veloped by a technical team at the Calgary General Hospital, Cr.radian Association of Oc- cupational Therapist was told here. A 2'i-year-old patient, whose leg was amuplated last year in a motorcycle accident, learned 10 walk on the artificial leg with an electric knee in a litUe more than three hours. Usually, it lakes two or three days for a young patient to learn the use of conventional- type limbs. FIRST OF KIM) The electric device, believed the first of its kind, requires less expenditure of energy than with other artificial limbs. A major problem with artifi- cial legs is that the knee may "biickel" at an undesired stage of the stride arid allow the pa- tient to fall, said George Clynch who heads the hospital project. The electric mechanism locks the knee in a variety of posi- tions until the patient's weight is transferred to his living legs. Mr. Clynch, who trained as a prosthetist in England, has perfected the device during a five-year period. He has head- ed flic pru-slhclics department df Calgary General for the last three years. Delegates were told, how- ever, that the electric knee is still in the prototype stage. KI.ECTKIC MOTOR The dprico utilizes a geared- down electric motor, tiny enough to fit inside the artifical limb along with its power sup- ply. Rechargeable batteries allow 11 lo operate for as long as three days before the energy is restored by connecting the pow- er pack to a wall plug over- night. Mr. Clynch said the current exporimenUil device is still fairly heavy, mil he hopes lo reduce Ihc weight by using light alloy materials. The cost has not been estab- lished. AUTOMATIC LOCKS Birds are able to sleep in jerching positions without tum- bling off a twig because of the way their toe grip automatically locks. JJ.VIOIt LOSS Industrial accidents and ill- ness cost Britain more than 23 million working days every year, the British Safely Council I reports. ANNOUNCEMENT FORT WHOOP-UP AGENCIES LTD. FRASER BAALIM Mr. Roy Ostci and Mr. Slan Klassen are pleased to announce their association wilh FRASER RAALiM and welcome him as a member of iheir soles staff. As a fellow Reahor, Fraser is well qualified 1o serve your real estate needs. He has had valuable personal experience in the real estate field lor the past four years. Fraser is also studying toward a B. A. degree at the University o( Lethbridge in the faculty of licon- oinics. If you are contemplating buying or selling residential or commercial real estate we suggest you contact FRASER BAALIM oi Fort Whoop-Up Agencies, 1117-3 Avenue 5. Telephone Business 328-3251-328-9362 Home 328-6928 CONESTOGA MOTOR HOME McDONELL MANUFACTURING 1502 2nd AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE, AITA. NEED A MOTOR HOME? SEE! PRICE! AND RIDE IN THE smoothest riding Motor Home made fodcy. THE Home with the least noise while ifovcllinp. THE only Motor Home available today with riding quality of o big car. WE invite you to see our 22 ft. and 23 -r. capacity constructed so (here 15 more room inside than the overage Motor Home of this OUR 22 ft. capacity model is so consiructed tnal i! con parked legally, angle or curb, in citirs where there are parking meters. AMPLE storage and upper cupboard spocc. SECOND hand trailers and campers available. TRY OUR RENTAL PLAN 39 cents a share earned MU.N'TIilCAI. 'CPi Cnminco reports unaudited net earn- ings of Sii.iino.fXIO or cents a share for the nine months ended compared wilh re- slalcd earnings of S22.MO.OOO or a share for the correspond- ing period last year. The company said in a state- ment the decline in earnings rc- sullcd from lower prices, the strength of thr Canadian dollar, strike's in cuslomer plants and higher United Slates tariffs. Prices of lead, silver, mer- cury, cadmium, copper and bis- muih were described as signifi- eanlly lower than last year. However. Cominco said im- rarnincs for the fourlll quarter of are expected bo- cau-e strikes have been settled, inventories arc dropping "lr consumption of lead and zinc has improved. (.UION.M. TV I'QI. ullagcrs in ami India will learn lo read and farm from educational televi- sion broadcasts via stnlonlary- orbit, salcllil.cs miles high. iTRODUCIKG GENERAL TIRE TO FEATURING A GENERAL SNOW CLEATS GENERAL'S ECONOMY PRICED WINTER TIRE WITH NO COM- PROMISE IN QUALITY AND DESIGN. RUGGED 4 PLY NYLON CON- STRUCTION AND HEFTY CLEATS ANGLED FOR ACTION IN THE DEEPEST DRIFTS. STUDDED FIRST LINE TIRE TREAD DEPTH COMPARE THIS TIRE TO OTHERS AT SIMILAR PRICES. 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