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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Longest heart transplant patient has plenty of plans for future MONTREAL (CP) _ John Parkinson, Canada 's longest surviving heart transplant re- cipient who celebrates his third anniversary with a new heart today, lias plenty of plans for the future. "I'm not doing anything spec- he said in an inter- view, "but 1 live a full day and get a kick out of every one of them." He plans to take up curling again this winter, a sport he enjoyed until three heart at- tacks culminated in a four-hour transplant operation Nov. 3, 1968. Since then the 55-year-old Montrealer has resumed u'bal he called "a totally normal eating what ho pleases though taking it easy with salt, pedalling three miles a clay on his exercise bike, playing golf in the low 90s and spending sum- kinson. He has monthly checkups to see how his heart and the pace- maker implanted in his abdo- ment are keeping up with his busy life. doctors say I can try whatever comes up and keep on with it if it doesn't tire he said. USKI) ONE PACEMAKER Mr. Parkinson, who had run through one pacemaker by his second anniversary, is the only heart transplant recipient to have the device, which keeps f the hsartbeat from falling below a certain level. It was at Of 16 heart transplants per- formed in Canada, two Toronto men survive besides Mr. Far- mer weekends boating or fish- ing at his country home with his wife Anne. One man was operated on two weeks after Mr. Parkinson, the other 17 months later. Let Royal Trust give you a guaranteed income. Mr. Parkinson returned to his job as a manager in the foot- pear division of a rubber com- pany in May, 1969, and since renewing his licence spends a good part of his 40-hour week on the road. "I'm a hard man to track down ha said. "I'm certainly not stuck behind a desk. "I'm a true out-and-out extrover every day there's something new, new and I'm going to get the most out of it." THINKS UK'S "LUCKY" Mostly Mr. Parkinson thinks he's a ''lucky man" at being the eighth longest survivor among 33 patients still alive after 167 heart transplants performed throughout the world. But he was shaken up when he consi- dered possible consequences Ibwing an automobile accident two years ago in which he was a passenger. "I thought what a waste it per annum Guaranteed on 5 year deposits Member, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Cyclone strikes HONG KONG (Reuter) A spokesman for the Royal Hong Kong Observatory announced today that a new cyclone of ty- phoon intensity has slammed into coastal areas of East India and East Pakistan. Referring to weather satellite pictures received today, the spokesman said: "Judging from tiie pictures, it looks as if the cyclone now is centred over the coastal areas of the Bay of Ben- gal between East Pakistan and India." There was no immediate affir- mation from the government of either nation, though word of such disasters often takes days to get out of the remote coastal areas. The storm apparently hit the same general areas as the dis- astrous cyclone and tidal wave last year. Meanwhile, the Indian prov- ince o f Orissa, just south of Bengal, was digging out of last weekend's cyclone and tidal wave which killed an estimated persons. Reuler correspondent Fred Bridgland, investigating the devastated area, filed the fol- lowing report from Bhubanes- war, India: "When I went on a motor launch taking relief supplies to the worst-hit areas around Jam- boo village, we had to hold cam- phor-soaked handkerchiefs over our noses to blot out the stench of putrefying human bodies and animal carcasses on the river banks and in the rice fields." would have been if I'd been killed in that accident after all that had been done for me. He plans a party tonight with his family, close friends and Dr. A, R. C. Dobell and Dr. Lloyd MacLean who headed the surgi- cal team that gave him a new heart three years ago. Mr. Parkinson still does not know Die identify of the 28- year-old woman who was the donor. Vietnam veteran charged HOWELL, Mich. (AP) A Vietnam veteran and his one- time girl-friend have been charged with first-degree mur- der in the slaying of Kathleen Ann Gilbert, while authorities continue to question 10 other youths they say may be impli- cated. Charged Friday in the murder of the 17-year-old" Flint girl were Raymond L. Humbel, 22, end Janet Lee Musser, 17, both of Flint. Miss Gilbert's decomposed nude body was found Thursday a swampy, wooded area some 15 miles northeast of here. State police said they were led the site by a witness to the slaying. Thomas J. Kizer, Livingston County prosecutor, said authori- ties are investigating the possi- bility that the victom, the ac- cused and those being ques- tioned were linked together through a cult or club. Kizer said about 12 persons were in the area when Miss Gil- bert, a runaway from a girl's training school in Adrian, was slain about Oct. 19 Authorities said that an au- topsy and witnesses' statements indicated the girl had been stabbed in the heart twice, slashed across the throat and shot with a shotgun. Saturday, Novemb.r 6, THE LfTHMIDOl HMAID 27 Boom forecast for Alberta Royal Trust 1 740 4th Ave. South. Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 328-5516 EVERY CANADIAN WINS! SEE PAGE 9 DARING JAIL BREAK Waller Schubirsch, one of three convicts who staged the most daring jail-break in Australian postwar history, holds gun on hostage. Dr. Erich Weiss, in a Vienna taxi. The three convicts, serving terms at a penitentiary near Vienna, forced authorities to take them to Vienna by bus, then boarded a taxi. After receiving assurances from authorities that they would not be pursued the convicts drove awoy. They later released Dr. Weiss and another hostage. Smoking in bed blamed for death EDMONTON (CP Alberta will face an economic boom and a short supply of labor in about four years, says Harry Lewis, a professional engineer. Mr. Lewis told a meeting of the Edmonton branch of the engineering Institute of Can- .ida that by the mid-1970s, con- st] udion will be started on a natural gas pipeline from Pn'd- loe Bay costing billion. Construction of a million syncralc plant at Fort McMur- ray and the new Imperial Oil Ltd. refinery in Edmonton also would add to the economic ac- tivity. He said the federal govern- ment should try U> balance thfl current slowdown and the fu- ture construction boom by en- couraging an early start on tho natural gas line. r I L QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Dental Mechanic apitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 Ml EDMONTON (CP) Police blamed smoking in bed as the cause of a fire in a downtown apartment Friday night hi which one woman was killed. The woman's name was not released. Fire department officials said the fire was confined to one apartment in Uie building at 101A Avenue and 95th Street. WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Irani COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON etc.- Truck toadi Truck Scalet Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap Is Our Business" Thank You! We wish to thank all of cur supporters and those who voted for us in the recent civic election. We also wish to congratulate all of the successful candidates and !o offer to them our co-operation and assistance during their tenure in office. NAP MILROY NORM LECLAIRE tnerson s 35 new car Showroom Downtown 4th Ave. S. open til 9, eveningsl SHOWROOM HOSTESS dealership and gol Th- ai to act your jig fueling that everyone's only nature on 'he order? Sure, some places work like that, ll's called "Efficiency" and "Maximum At Enerson's, we work the other way 'round. Ask us any- thing, try out ony one of our cars, or just browje. We're ust as Interested In your purchase as you are, because know that If we keep you happy, you'll back and your Come on in we like to be bothered. tiersons OF COURSE! nrenio Ponttue Buick Good News for Mobile Buyers! INSTANT HOUSING INDUSTRIES HAS JUST PRODUCED A NEW 14 FT. WIDE HOME UNMATCHED ANYWHERE FOR COMFORT, CON- VENIENCE AND VALUE. LfBLSlJ Here's good news indeed! A bold new approach to the relocatable home from Canada's planning pacesetter. If you're considering a new home, don't do a thing until you've seen these exciting, up-to-rightnow models, the Imperial and the Emperor. 'GOOD NEWS ABOUT DESIGN: Imperial and Emperor design is rich, tasteful, comfortable, welcoming with an appearance to make you proud; an atmosphere to make you welcome, NEWS ABOUT FEATURES: Imperialand Emperor have got them all, and more. High 8 ft. ceilings. Luxurious shag broadioom in living room, hallway and master bedroom. Superb appliances. Plus new ideas in heating, in the laundry ires, in the kitchen, that have to be seen. NEWS ABOUT VALUE: New assembly techniques and stringent quality control make the Id ft. wide Imperial and Emperor models 3-1 unmatched value. You get a better built home incorporating all Ihe Kitost ideas. You get a better planned home with built in comfort. Spe the Imperial and Emperor. Compare. Where else will you lind this inuch home at such an affordabfc price? THINKING ABOUT A MOBILE HOME? INSTANT HOUSING INDUSTRIES NEW 14 FT. WIDE IMPERIAL AND EMPEROR MODELS ARE DISPLAYED NOW AT THESE LOCATIONS: SIDORSKY'S MOBILE HOMES LTD, 542 13th STREET NORTH LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-1151 ;