Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Computers work on perfecting amputees limbs VANCOUVER Computers have been put to work in developing perfect limb replacements for am- putees. in the final stages at University of British will provide for amputees limbs with propor- tions identical to those of the one lost. James who has assisted in the development of the artificial limb said each year more than 000 artificial limbs are needed in North America. To doctors and mechanics have had to measure the limb manipulate the already traumatized patient and make several fittings. this activity can be psy- chologically disturbing and distressing to an Mr Duncan saidg With the financial support of both the national and medical research councils in Mr Duncan and a skilled team of professionals in mathematics and photo-dynamics have devised a method of or recording on the dimensions and details of a limb. MAKES FINAL CAST The information is fed through telephone when to a computer where the information is reassembled and fed into a machine which produces the final cast which give the arm or leg its fleshy appearance and hide the mechanical com- plete the Production of a limb can be completed in less than 24 hours at a cost of less than exclusive of mechanical joints. Mr. Duncan has been working on the project for four years. Medical Research Council provided us with an initial grant of for machinery and he said. the team received an annual from the National Research Council for a three-year period and an annual sum of from the Medical Research Council for two years. A bortion risk study under way SASKATOON University Hospital is one of 10 institutions in Canada par- ticipating in a worldwide ex- periment studying ways to reduce the risk in abortions procured after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The experiment centres on the use of a solution contain- ing the chemical prostaglan- instead of a salt to induce premature labor. has been very encourag- ing so said Dr. Tom head of the hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department. has been completely safe ex- cept for some cases of nausea and diarrhea which have not been too serious It is also faster and we expect it would cut down the hospital time for a patient in for an abortion Dr. MacLachlan said the main selling point of the new method is that the salt solu- tion carries a high risk and has resulted in some deaths. accident can occur with the best of conditions. There have been no deaths in this but we have had some patients who have had toxic Dr. MacLachlan said results of the testing will be compiled by the World Health Organization. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Banff. Calgary. Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Athens Rome London Berlin t Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Today Cloudy. A few showers. Highs 40-45. Lows near 20. Cloudy. Oc- casional light snow. Highs near 30 Calgary Today Foggy. Periods of snow. Highs 20-25. Lows 5-10 above. Saturday. Cloudy. Light snow Highs near 15 Columbia-Kootenay Snow. Rain oc- casionally mixed with the snow in the Kootenays Chance of occasional freezing ram in the Kootenays. Highs in the thirties. Cloudy with a few snow flurries Lows in the 20s. Highs 30 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Colder north Saturday Scattered rain west late this afternoon cloudy and mild es- at. Snow at times north tonight and Saturday cloudy aad mild south Highs today 45 to 55 except 40s northwest. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Saturday 30s north 40s south. West of Continental Divide Rain or snow today. Oc- casional snow Saturday. Cool- ing trend. Highs today 40s. Lows tonight 20s Highs Satur- day 35 to 45. HAY For grlndllng IOOM hay bate and all grain hay btmter la machine to do a good Job. DONTPUTOFF BUY NOW AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phono 328-1141 Highway 1 reported bare md dry. Widening of one mile sec- ion of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways arc in good driving condition Planned assassinations 1t73 THE LETHMIDOE HERALD 3 Death plot list examined New York Timet Service ROME Judicial authorities are examining a of Italians whom Neo-Fascist plotters had allegedly planned to assassinate. The existence of the list is a matter of intense nationwide and membership on it has become a political status symbol. Four including a lawyer and a were arrested in northern Italy in the last few days and a warrant is out for a fifth. They are charged with subversive activity with a view to com- mitting a chain of crimes to prepare an ultrarightist take- over The investigators are look- ing into recent robberies to determine whether the alleg- ed conspirators engineered them to raise funds. The together with several crates of other was seized in the villa of the arrested Dr. Giampaolo Porta Casuc cia of La Spezia near who served as volunteer with the German navy during World War II and is said to have many Neo-Nazi friends in West Germany The full list has not been published so but many names on it were leaked by sources close to the which since Tuesday is being directed by a magistrate in Padua. newspapers named scores of persons whom the plotters had allegedly marked for ex- ecution The Communist party Enrico was listed for as was Pietro the 82- year-old veteran socialist. Hundreds of other prominent' leftwing politicians were on the list. The 400 of whose en- tries are contains the name of two a man and a who recently caused the dis- pleasure of the Vatican by publishing a book purporting to be based on tape-recorded conversations between priests and persons posing as penitents in confessionals. Take o new look at Seagram's 83 Tearful expectation An tearful Israeli woman watches ambulances arriving at Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer hoping to find an expected relative and learn the serious- ness of his injuries as Israeli POWs begin arriving from Cairo Thursday. U.S. undercover work curtailed by budget cut OF ENTRY and Closing Carway 9 i.m. to 6 Chief Mountain Coutts 24 Del tomta 9 a.m. to 6 Kingsgate 24 Porthill-Rykerts 8 i.m. to Wild Horse8a.m. to5 Rooseville8a.ni. o midnight. Lonn Pass closed. Christian Science Monitor D.C Nixon administration budget cuts in the United States intelligence community over the past three years have seriously weakened the nation's intelligence sources here believe During the recent Arab- Israeli for the U.S. Intelligence Board the composite group representing all six intelligence-connecting agen- cies could deploy only one spy satellite which made two brief photographic passes over the fighting area By contrast the Soviet according to trustworthy had six satellites constantly circling the globe and passing repeatedly over the Middle East. Presumably if not the photographic intelligence collected was fur- nished to Moscow's Arab collaborators. United States spy satellites with cameras sharp enough to distinguish an officer's in- signia of rank from 130 miles in the air cost apart from costly launching equipment at Vandenberg and other U S Air Force bases There is a tendency to hoard these expensive not to risk them prematurely. U.S Secretary of State Herny A Kissinger conceded that both Israel's highly touted intelligence service and the U.S. intelligence fail- ed to plumb Arab intentions. In the week prior to he the Israeli and U.S. services agreed in response to three separate questions from his office that there was virtually no chance of an Arab attack. That the attack plan was tightly held is evident. It is now thought that at most 12 Arab leaders in and Saudi Arabia knew of the coming invasion. Yet a warning of suspicious Egyptian and Syrian troop concentrations was sent if not Jordan via a third country to Washington The Pentagon ran the tip through its and still concluded that no attack was imminent. There is firm evidence that immediately prior to the war one Arab country near Israel virtually went off the a warning that any professional intelligence service would in- stantly many believe. Just before the Battle of the Bulge in for Hitler's attacking force abandoned radio com- munication that could be monitored for the slower but foolproof use of land lines and human couriers. In it is being the grave misreading of various signals by both the Israeli and U.S. intelligence communities and should a thoroughgoing examination. The role of the for not only in fur- nishing and teaching Arab ar- mies to use complex modern weapons but also in the terhni- oues of strategic deceotkm is increasingly it is be- ing said. Dr. Kissinger drew atten- tion to the intelligence services and indeed of most senior officials and some newspapermen to fit facts into existing preconceptions In other he was the Soviet-Arab deception plan appears now to have gulled both the Israeli and American intelligence services and brought Israel perilously near to having to sue for peace five days after the Arabs struck on Yom Oct. 6. 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