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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Sugar key factor in human growth OTTAWA (CP) Sugar and j not proleins may prove to be the key factor in man's tend- ency to grow taller and to pro- duce bigger babies. Evidence suggesting Ihi.s has been turned up in a study of Canadian Eskimos by. Dr. Otto Scliaefcr of the federal govern- ment northern medical research unit at Edmonton. He found that, the Es- kimos sharply boosted consump- tion of candy, soft drinks, Dr. Schaffcr says in an article in the Canadian Medical Asso- ciation Journal that this may help to explain the relative roles of the factors that have pro- duced a world-wide growth ac- celeration in the last 100 yeais MANY ESKIMO SUBJECTS His subjects were Eskimos living in three widely separated the central Arctic at Coppermine and in the eastern Arctic at Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay at the north end of Baffin ir. the birthweights and mean heighls also rose. At the same time, the Eski- mos were cutting back on their intake of protein, long regarded as a key nutritional factor in growth, as fhey switched from nomadic hunters and fishermen lo the more settled life of estab- lished Arctic communities. Girl screams from aulo EDMONTON (CP) Ben Wesley Newell, 25, of Edmon- ton was remanded to Nov. 20 when he appeared in court on a charge of abduction laid after a high speed car chase. Police began chasing a car which sped through a roadblock with a ear-old girl scream- ing for help out one of its win- dows. The car reached speeds of up to 105 miles-an-hour be- fore it was stopped wesf. of the city. The girl, who ran to police when the car had been stopped, said she had been hitch-hiking. Island. His evidence rules oul interra- cial mixing of Eskimo and non- Eskimo as a factor. lie estimates that annual per- capita sugar consumption has skyrocketed from 2G pounds in 1959 to 104.2 pounds in Meanwhile, other carbohydrate forms in flour, oats and cereals declined slightly and protein de- clined considerably more. He calls the sudden rise in i sugars "the most important fac- j tor in bringing about I growth acceleration." The ef- fect of sudden high sugar con- I sumption before much meat or fish protein is consumed results in a known blood-sugar condi- tion that stimulates human j growth hormone in the body. i LISTS FINDINGS I Among his finds: birth weights rose by! more than one pound in one! year alone, following the move lo Pangnirtung of Eskimos who had previously lived in small hunting and fishing camps. Lesser increases were recorded at other places. Saturday, Novomlm M, 17X0 TIIC lETMBRIDOE HERAID 19 REUNION Amnesia victim Rose Ann Herbert gets a hug from Leon Herbert of Orillia, who says he's her brother. The pair met at Toronto Hospital for sicK Children where the pretty 15-year-old girl from Saint John, N.B., is being treated for loss of memory. Doctors say they believe something frightened the girl so badly her mind has blotted out all recollection of what happened to her. height-weight City treasurer defends system CAPRI IS COMING CALGARY (CP) City i ourselves (finance department) measurements of 336 Eskimos; tre3surer H. G. Arscolt told a j using old machinery (systems) taken in 1968 with measure- j inquiry Friday lhat su- for new things." ments of 260 in 1938, today s j pervision, not security, resulted He also agreed with the com- from the city missioner that his attention, transit system. i mainly devoted to administra-j "It was not (he system so Lion and high finance, may have I much that broke down. If was lagged behind when it comes to boys and girls were two coin tnefls three inches taller. In some cases, they were eight inches and 13-year-old girls. all were taller, they did nol follow the pattern of western societies and also put on more weight. All were at the supervision hand the security arrangements. He said system, if the rules and relied upon the internal audi- lations had been followed out j tors to keep him abreast of de- was good." i velopments in this least 26 to 3.6 pounds lighter He was teslifving before Mr.: In explaining his line of except for the growth at w G commis. M K the onset ol pubeity [sioner of the inquiry into pos-'said il was his dutv to dctei- Dr. Schacfer reports some lev- lsible miscolldllct by city Mi- mine whether or nol someone elling off or decline in birth- weights since 1968., partly be- cause of a rapid rise in illegiti- mate births among teen-age girls. SI SIMPSONS-SEARS AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY Tune Up Special Most Popular Cars 6 Cylinde '.98 8 Cylinder .98 19 What We Do: New Spark Plugs New Points and Condenser New Rotor Check High Tension Wires Cyl. Balance Test Adjust Timing Adjust Carburetor Check Generator or Alternator Output Check PCV Volvo Scope Engine Now Allstate Antifreeze Installed Plus Antifreeze PERMANENT Gal. 79c Quart MULTI-SEASON Gal. 98c Quart Every Day (ias Prices REGULAR PREMIUM GAL. GAL. Charge If On Your All-Purpose Account Station Hours; 8 lo 6 p.m. Doily including Wednesday; rind Friday 'lit 9 p.m. rials during the last 10 years, j has developed a "paper system" He was the first witness to i to cover up any thefts. He was testify in the accounting and security portion of the inquiry. MOVING TOO FAST During his testimony, Justice Morrow suggested that it was referring to the theft record at the city equipment and stor- age centre, which showed the disappearance, on paper, of a negligible amount on an annual basis. possible that times were mov-, vivrccmv ing too fast for Hie present ac- SHAKL-bP NLCLSSAIU counting and .security control Justlce Morrow cxprcss- system at city hall. i ed concern about the grey areas Mr. Arscott said he tended to "f responsibilities existing in agree with the commissioner's Ithe Prcsent organizational set- evaluation. UP- "We seem at times to find .Mr; 5alcl an orgamza- tional shake up would be for the better in his department, delegating more responsibilities to division heads, but was reluc- tant to introduce it, as he plans to retire at the end of the year. The inquiry covers the ad- j ministrations of mayors Harry Hays, Grant MacEwan, Jack- Leslie and Mr. Sykes and is ex- pected lo continue into next 'week CHARGE D'AFFAIRES ST. Fraser, 35, China desk officer in the external affairs department, lias lieen named Canada's charge d' affaires in Peking. .MILLIONS DRIVE More than 7.7 million Canadi ans hold drivers" licences. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5447 PROVINCIAL CABINET COMMITTEE MEETING A meeting of Ihe committee of the Provincial Cabinet will be held in the COALDALE COURT HOUSE Thursday, Nov. 26th 14 p.m. To hear briefs and representations from individuals or groups of Southern Alberta. HONORABLE A. O. AALBORG PROVINCIAL TREASURER Chairmen: HONORABLE MRS. ETHEL WILBORNE MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO HONORABLE FRED C. COLBORNE MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS HONORABLE ROBERT CLARK MINISTER OF EDUCATION Advance notice of briefs to be given lo DOUGLAS MILLER, MIA Box 40, Tabor, Altct. or DOUGLAS REDDING Box 1007, Coatclalo, Altct. FOR SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS. Remebrance Day may be dropped CALGARY (CT) The pro- vincial secretary of the Royal Canadian Legion said here Re- membrance Day will be forgot- ten if oilier stores in Calgary and Edmonton decide to stay open Nov. 11 next year. He said provinc i a 11 members were disgusted with largo department stores break- ing with the tradition. The Bay and Eaton's opened in Calgary at noon Wednesday, The business of large stores remaining open on Remem- brance Day will be on the agen- da of the next provincial legion meeting, Mr. Walpolc said. LOIXilC I'llOTK.ST "I don't know what we can do about il beyond Uial. The Ban dancing JACKSON, Tcnn. (Renter) The Tennessee Baptist eonven- Legion will likely lodge a pro- bill judging from Urn way Ibe public flocked tu The Bay and Eaton's (hey arc not con- cerned either." lie expressed [he other stores would follow suit next year, and that would marl; Die end of another Canadian tradition. "It's another nail in the