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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 8, 1974 Ouellet: sugar multi-million dollar bad habit not in the same league as her- oin, almost all Canadians have a multi-million-dollar habit that damages health It is call- ed sugar. Ladled into countless cups of coffee every day and onto thousands of bowls of cereal, it is consumed in vast quan- tities by Canadians who are clamoring about prices that have tripled in the last year Consumer Affairs Minister Andre Ouellet, with the sup- port of nutritionists, has an answer Cut down on sugar use because it is unnecessary and unhealthy "It's obvious that sugar, as such, is not good for your health in large Mr Ouellet said in an interview Thursday after a round of questions in the Commons about sugar prices. He said food manufacturers can ease the pressure by using less sugar in things as cereals and canned products. "They could use less and make sure that Canadians are eating something that is healthier for them." A health department nutri- tionist said people in most de- veloped countries consume far too much sugar "Refined sugar contains no nutrients except she said in an interview, adding that Canadians' liking for sugar is an addiction. She said sugar promotes tooth decay and contributes to heart and artery problems "We have no need to eat sugar because our bodies can get all the sugar they need by synthesizing it out of any car- flour, any we eat Also, the food value of brown sugar and honey was "miniscule." She said the only sugar product with substantial food value is molasses, which has a relatively high iron content, something obtainable in a balanced diet The product marketed as brown sugar is just refined sugar with some of its impu- rities tossed in to color it and give it a slightly different fla- vor, she said. While honey was considered an energy source, it contained, like sugar, generally nothing more than calories. Thursday was the second consecutive day that sugar took a share of the spotlight during the daily Commons question period Opposition critics demanded that the government do something to control prices "With the wholesale cost of sugar rising over 400 per cent in 11 months and the industry predicting it will go to (a hundredweight) in mid- November and by January, when will the minister step in and stop retail prices from this sky- rocketing spiral which could bring sugar to a pound asked Jack Ellis (PC- Mr Ouellet replied that the government probably will an- nounce a sugar policy soon. News in brief Alta. firm to help East CALGARY (CP) Pan-Al- berta Gas Ltd. of Calgary said. Thursday it is prepared to help Ontario utilities avert natural gas shortages this winter but only on the condi- tion that they buy directly from it. Pan-Alberta, which controls one trillion cubic feet of sur- plus gas available in Alberta for export, said it does not want TransCanada PipeLines as middleman. Rail workers accord signed MONTREAL (CP) Agreement on a new contract for 1975 was reached Thurs- day night between 11 Cana- dian railways and their almost workers. "We feel we have the best settlement union negotiator Dick Smith told a news conference following an- nouncement of the contract which provides for a 15-per- cent wage increase in 1975 and a bonus for each worker to offset cost-of-living increases in 1974. Bar explosion kills one Busy corner Been tied up in the traffic at this corner? Wonder why its necessary for Alberta Government Telephones to have trucks on two corners of 4th Avenue and 8th Street South and another at 4th Avenue and 9th Street? Well the traffic congestion here hasn't really been that bad and Lethbridge motorists may as well get used to the trucks being there. While crews add two more storeys to the new AGT building, three crews are under the street transferring thousands of wires for the city's communication system from the old building to the new one. Sirica to send doctors to take look at Nixon LONDON (Reuter) A man died and nearly 30 per- sons were injured, some seriously, when a bomb explo- sion ripped through a bar used in by off-duty servicemen southeast London. Among those injured in the blast were two women soldiers and at least six other service personnel. British seek guerrillas BELFAST (AP) British troops searched farms in Northern Ireland near the border today for guerrillas of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who have killed four soldiers in the last two days Hundreds of troops with tra- cker dogs and helicopters were making the frontier sweep in County Tyrone. Rabbit survives school fire VANCOUVER (CP) A nine month old rabbit sur- vived a fire early Thursday in the Lord Strathcona Elementary School. The rabbit, named Geoffrey, was found by John En- nis. 13, his owner. Thirty minutes after John found out about the three alarm blaze, he was on the top floor of the school's junior building where the fire occurred, searching for Geoffrey. "I didn't think there was a chance, but had a sort of feeling, maybe something like ESP, that he might be John said. A veterinarian checked the rescued rabbit and found a small singe on his back, some smoke inhalation and eye inflamation but no permanent damage. WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. District Judge John Sirica said today he will ap- point a team of three doctors to examine Richard Nixon and recommend whether the former president will be healthy enough to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial here. The judge said he hopes to choose the team, including a heart specialist and an inter- nal medicine specialist, by next week. Sirica acted on a formal mo- tion from lawyers for defen- dant John Ehrlichman, who subpoenaed Nixon. One of the Ehrlichman law- yers, William Frates, said Si- rica already has a list of "really great doctors who have all agreed to do this." On Thursday, Nixon's lawyer, Herbert Miller, reported to Sirica that Nixon would be unable to do Tories stress objections to oil administration bill BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons carved a chunk from its legislative backlog Thursday, ramming eight bills through various stages despite contin- uing Progressive Conser- vative objections to the petroleum administration bill. Conservatives continued their opposition to the bill from seven months ago when it was first introduced, renew- ing charges that it is a socialist measure that will diminish the country's energy self-sufficiency. The petroleum bill got se- cond in with four other bills, while three other items received final Commons approval. First introduced April 2, the petroleum bill would em- power Ottawa to set oil and natural gas prices if a satisfactory agreement could not be reached with the provinces. Alberta Conservatives led the offensive against the bill, which was reintroduced in the new Parliament after dying with the dissolution of the last parliament for the July 8 elec- tion The bill next comes up in committee of the whole House. COMING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER p.m. "A Lecture That Has Stirred Millions" Illustrated in Color "WILL CATHOLICS and PROTESTANTS UNITE UNDER POPE FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION the beast? ft role will the energy crisis ft Will receive the mark? ,n the worship oi the beast ft What 15 this mysterious number? gnd his mark17 Rev 13 3-R S V One of its heads seemed 1o have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder Rev 13 8-And all who 1weil on earth will worshio it. every one whose name has not been written m the book of life Rev 17 13-These are of one mmd and give over their power and authority to the beast You Need To Dont Miss 11 SpontoriKJ By "H Is Written" TV Telecast CHAPEL OF CHIMES Stan Schellenberger (PC-Wetaskiwin) called the bill a move to "socialize the oil industry" and reiterated Conservative charges that the proposed measures infringe on provincial control of natural resources He and Peter Bawden (PC- Calgary South) said the bill, plus the announcement last spring that Ottawa intends to disallow deduction of provin- cial royalties in computing corporate taxes, has reduced oil exploration. Stan Schumacher (PC-Palhser) said the effect of government oil policy is that "Canada is moving away from self-sufficiency in oil." The bill also "would put on the law books the crude oil ex- port tax and the subsidy to eastern consumers of more expensive imported oil. Both measures have been in effect with the co-operation of oi! companies since the spring despite the lack of legislation. anything as strenuous as answer questions in a criminal trial for at least two to three months. It is possible that the im- ages of Nixon and cover-up de- fendant H. R. Haldeman will be flashed on a screen at the courtroom some time during the trial. Lawyers say the use of videotaped testimony is becoming common in courts in a number of states, es- pecially California. Sirica said Thursday he may allow Nixon to be cross-exam- ined at his San Clemente, Calif., estate after the former president is well enough to answer questions about his role in the cover-up A videotape of his testimony would be played for the jury. Sirica indicated his thinking on the issue of how to get Nix- on's testimony after the for- mer president's lawyer, Herbert Miller, said it would be two or three months before Nixon would be able to do anything as strenuous as answer questions in a criminal trial. Watergate prosecutors, meanwhile, are planning to play a small portion of Haldeman's videotaped testimony when he appeared before the Senate Watergate committee in the summer of 1973. The former White House chief of staff is accused in one of the counts of the indictment against him of lying in sworn testimony, but there are conflicts in the official transcription of his words as published by the committee. The prosecutors, side- stepping technical conflicts over the printed word, are planning on using videotape, a procedure Sirica has indicated he probably will allow. Typhoon kills family MANILA (AP) Typhoon Gloria is blamed for the death of a woman and her seven children in a landslide. The Philippine News Agency said the family had just returned home from harvesting rice Thursday when a landslide caused by the storm's heavy rains buried their house in a village in Zamboanga del Sur province, on Mindanao Island. OAS to end Cuba embargo QUITO (AP) The Organ- ization of American States (OAS) is expected to write an official end to its 12-year-old embargo against Cuba at a foreign ministers' meeting which opens here today amid tension caused by two bomb blasts in the Ecuadorean capital. A two-thirds of the 21 countries need- ed to put an official end to the diplomatic and economic sanctions against Fidel Castro's Communist regime. Twelve of the governments already are on record in favor of repeal, and diplomats arriving for the five-day meeting anticipated that at least two more would come out on the side of the ma- jority. Turkish students clash ANKARA (CP) Thirty students were injured today as left and right wing factions battled with guns, clubs and stones on two major cam- puses of Turkey's capital city today. Hospital officials said two of the students were seriously wounded. Lectures were abandoned at all Ankara colleges and un- iversities as thousands of students boycotted classes in protest against the proposed visit of U S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger. New energy agency formed BRUSSELS (Reuter) Canada and 13 other industrial countries take the final steps today towards arming themselves against a future world energy crisis. The energy co-ordinating group holds its final session here to put the finishing touches to an agreement setting up an international energy agency on Nov. 18. Coal miners strike seen as unavoidable Canada scientists 'imitators' WASHINGTON (AP) Contract talks between the United Mine Workers (UMW) and the coal operators in the United States have moved into the critical stage, but for thousands of miners today was likely to be the last day of work before a strike. Both sides acknowledge that a walkout is unavoidable but are pressing negotiations to keep the strike short. The problem is that even if a tentative agreement is reach- ed before the old contract ex- pires, there isn't enough time to ratify it under the union's cumbersome rules. Union of- ficials have ruled out ex- tending the contract The negotiators planned to come back with newly-drafted contract language in hopes of resolving the four or five "really tough issues" that chief industry negotiator Guy Farmer said remain. He said he was hopeful of a tentative settlement by Sunday. UMW President Arnold Miller agreed with Farmer's assessment following Thur- sday's bargaining session that an agreement was possible this weekend, but Miller said a strike "is a foregone conclusion." Although the UMW contract with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association does not expire until midnight Mon- day, some states still observe Veteran's Day on that day. Under the union contract, it is a legal holiday with triple- time pay. LONDON, Ont. (CP) Scientific development in Canada is not first rate because Canadians lack self confidence. Dr. David Suzuki said Thursday. He told about 75 delegates to a symposium at the Universi- ty of Western Ontario that Canadian research is of the "me too" variety, an imita- tion of the work of others and lacking originality. Indian proposals invited KENORA (CP) Indian and Northern affairs Minister Judd Buchanan invited Indian leaders Thursday to submit proposals outlining details of methods to settle disputed treaty land claims. The minister offered the in- vitation after chiefs of Grand Council Treaty, a conglomera- tion of 23 Indian bands, sub- mitted a series of grievances asking the minister to im- mediately take steps to return Anicinabe Park land in Kenora to Ojibway bands for use as a Indian center. The park was seized by a group of armed Indians and held for six weeks last summer to back their claim the land was il- legally sold to the city in 1959 by the department of Indian affairs. Firemen die in blaze Ford reviewing choice for U.S. energy chief CHATHAM. England (AP) Two firemen were killed and four others injured as they fought a blaze at a Royal Navy barracks in Chatham early today, police said. A navy spokesman said there was no reason to suspect any sinister origins for the fire, but a full investigation was under way About 50 sailors sleeping on the ground floor of the building were evacuated "Independents hurt GOP' 2602-16th Avenue South Free Transportation Phone 327-1372 Lethbridge Free Admission WASHINGTON (AP) -The Ford administration is taking a second look at its nomina- tion of Andrew Gibson to be United State energy ad- ministrator after disclosure that Gibson has a lucrative agreement with an oil tran- sport company White House press secretary Ron Nessen said Thursday that Gibson's nomination will not be sent to the Senate for confirmation until the FBI completes its background checks on him Nessen's disclosure came after the New York Times reported that Gibson received a million separation agreement with Interstate Oil Transport Co. of Philadelphia The Times said the agree- ment assures Gibson of about annually from the company for 10 years Gibson resigned as president of Inter- state in May afttr 16 months with the company Later, in an interview with the Times. Gibson said he would receive a year under the 10 year contract Democratic Senator George McGovern of South Dakota called on Ford to withdraw the nomination and said the Senate should reject it if he does not "Gibson has a million dollar ring through his nose with the oil industry holding the chain at the other end." McGovern said "There can be only one reason for this ap- pointment and that is a further raid on the American consumer by big oil The usual background check on Gibson was not conducted before Ford Ford nominated him last month to succeed John Sawhill "because of the urgency" of the appointment, Nessen told reporters WASHINGTON (AP) The key to Republican party set- backs in Tuesday's United States elections was the par- ty's failure to attract votes from those who consider themselves independents, the political director of the Republican National Com- mittee says Normally they vote 60 to 40 for Republican candidates, but "this time they went 60-40 against us." Edward Mahe said Thursday dunng a panel discussion at the Washington Press Club Mahe's Democratic counterpart, Robert Keefe, said the voters "have given us a 30-day home trial" and will decide in 1976 whether it's worth keeping the Democrats on further Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS Aberdeen, Scotland Eric Linklater, 75, author, in hospital following treatment for thrombosis His works include Don Juan in America, Magnus Mernman and Pnvate Angelo ;