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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Nwtmto tO, THI IITHIHIDOE HMALD 27 Inquiry demanded into car racket MONTREAL (CT: The Montreal-based Automobile Protection Association a s k e d the federal and provincial gov- ernments Monday to investigate what it callal a racket operated by car dealers selling imported cars. Tte association said persons buying imported cars some- times unknowingly receive cars one year older than expoctfd. It asked the federal and provincial transport and consumers' af- fairs departments to investi- gate. Louis-Philippe Edmonston, as-: sedation president, said the sys-; tern whereby unsold mock-Is arc j updated one year "is permitting dealers to steal thousands of dollars from consumers." The consumer also paid more when he attempted to trade in the car and had to pay depre-j ciatic-n costs for an additional! year. i The association received eight complaints J'lring a six-month inquiry. Rev. Benoit Boisvcrt, 52. a priest at a Montreal hospital said his contract with an auto- mobile salesman says his car is a 1970 model but when he took it in for a check-up a mechanic told him it was a 1969 model. manager for one automobile company said "the change of year model from a certain date around September has been a current practice of import au- tomobiles." He said the reason was that most imported cars stayed practically the same from year to year but that his company's policy is to discontinue the prac- tice if ttere is a substantial model change. Dealers were expected to ex- plaiii the switch to customers. Prague Optimism grows multiple sclerosis can be licked NEW YORK (AP) With so- ciological n r. d geographical selection, multiple sclerosis strikes young adults in the prime of life and often con- demns them to a life of tremor, paralysis and physical weak- ness. Of the great tis, cerebral palsy, cerebral stroke, muscular dystrophy multiple sclerosis appears the most precise in choosing its vic- tims. MS strikes most often among higher social and economic groups. Persons in temperate latitudes, except in certain Asian countries, are more vul- nerable lo the disease than those in warmer climates. The most common disease of the nervous system affecting men and women in the prime of life in North America and Northern Europe, multiple scle- rosis most often picks its vic- tims from persons between ages 20 and 40. And for the two million vic- tims worldwide, there is no known cure, preventive or fully effective treatment for the often crippling disease. GROWING OPTIMISM Lately, though, u growing cautious optimism has devel- oped among something can scientists that bs done about preventing or controlling MS. The volunteer National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the US. says it costs billion annually in medical expenses and wasted human resources in the U.S. alone. "There is considerable hope PRAGUE (AP) The Czechoslovak government said here that all its candidates, all unopposed, had been elected with near-unanimous votes in an election it called an expres- "Two other dealers verified Ision of tlle to- he said. I vaslon of the country. The dealer told him "the com- .More thai 99 per cent of_the pany permits us to do this." In reply to a complaint from thanks eligible citizens participated in the association, the regional Deaths Yesterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Guimond, 57, a top French-Canadian co- median who achieved fame throughout Quebec as a mem- ber of Uie cast of the television series Cre Basilc. Owen Sound, 0 n t rank Esrkey, 59, a reporter and fea- tures writer with The Sun-Times for the test eight years and a former Toronto Globe and Mail correspondent in Owen Sound. Niagara Falls, Ont.-Dr- .Arthur Beaton Whytock, 80, a founding of the board of administration of the Blue Cross plan. Girardin. 69. a city police commissioner during the 1967 riots and a former crime-busting reporter wilh the the balloUng Friday and Satur- day. The announcement did not name members of the new par- liament, but they include Com- munist Party General-Secre- tary Gustav Husak. It was Uie first general elec- tion in Czechoslovakia since 1964 and represented the final stage cf Soviet-style political consolidation since the War- saw pact invasion of 1968. The right of secret voting was largely abandoned and "agitation teams" pressed citi- zens to go lo the polls. Those who said they opposed the re- gime said they felt compelled to v o t e for its candidates, to protect their own livelihood. Voting against tile single slate of candidates consisted of taking coupons printed with candidates' names and insert- ing them unfoled and unmark- ed in nearby ballot boxes. Voting against meant walk- irg to a curtain before the eyes Income tax rate raised j VICTORIA (CP) Premier W. A. C. Bennett said here retroactive legislation will be introduced in the legislature in February, to drange the British Columbia tax system to blend with federal tax changes. Under the new system, B.C. will have to increase its rate of personal income tax to 30.5 per cent of the federal tax, com- pared with the current 28 per cent of tbe "basic tax." Mr. Bennett said this doesn't amount to an increase because the higher rate is necessary for the province to get the equiva- lent revenue as computed on R smaller federal tax base. B.C. income taxes will con- tinue to be the lowest in Can- ada, along with Nova Scotia and Ontario if they go to the 30.5 per cent rate, the premier said. about multiple sclerosis says the National lasLitutc of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. "More and more knowl- edge is bring gathered as inves- tigators dig deeper into its ori- gins and behavior. "The multiple sclerosis pa- tient today lives longer than was though possible years ago. Many people with mild or even moderately severe cases can live normal lives and work reg- ularly for years Some scientists believe that up lo 50 per cent of MS cases arc not inexorably progressive, totally crippling nor faial as onco thought The disease is characterized by spotty degeneration of the fatty sheath of a substance called myelin that normally acts as a protective covering for nerve, fibres, much as insulation protects telephone wires. HARD TO DIAGNOSE This multiple scarring or sclerosing, of the nerve path- ways can sometimes lead even to distortion, blockage, of nerve messages from the brain and spinal cortl lliat control such function.! as seeing, speak- ing, walking and balance. The symptoms of MS can in- clude shaking or tremor, ex- treme weakness, progressive paralysis. Early warning signs are slurred speech, tingling sen- sations and numbmss. But the disease in its early stages often is difficult to diagnose. As the disease progresses, symptoms can wax and wane. Periods of worsening often are followed by symptom-free peri- ods and sometimes a slight, over-all improvement. The new guarded optimism for eventually preventing and controlling MS is based on sev- eral promising leads and edu- cated hunches that include: recent recogni- tion that periods of remission from the disease's symptoms may last months or even years, possibly opening the way to- ward uncovering a means of protective treatment during such periods. MAY BE ALLERGY geographic distribution of the suggesting that an environmental factor may play a role in the disease. Growing suggestive evi- dence that multiple sclerosis may be a so-called auto-immur.e disease in which the victim be- comes allergic to his own tis- sue, such as nervous system tissue possibility that such an allergy might bo" set oft by a still unidentified virus. Prime suspects are latent viruses that might lurk in the body for 20 years, then set off degenerative disease. Precedents for such a pattern exist among certain ani- mal diseases and at least one human neurological disease. Government and private sci- entists exploring Uie auto-im- mune theory are giving in- creased attention to a disease that can be induced experimen- tally in guinea pigs, rabbits and monkeys. Called experimental allergic enccphalomyelitis, or EAE. it bears a strong resemblance to MS in humans. IDENTIFIED CHAIN U.S. scientists recently have found that a substance called basic protein within human or beef brain and spinal cord tis- sue can induce EAE. Last year, Dr. Edwin Eylar, a I States. biochemist then at the Salk In- stitute for Biological Studies at La Jolla, Calif., announced he and his associates had identified the complex chain of 170 amino acids constituting the protein and apparently had narrowed down the disease-inducing fac- tor to a chain of only nine amino acids. He announced also that by using the materials in special ways guinea pigs could be sensi- tized in such a manner that EAE could be prevented when the animals later were chal- lenged with usually disease in- ducing doses. As do all scientists working In the field, Eylar stressed that the EAE is not identical with MS in humans and that results obtained against EAE are not necessarily relevant in the fight against MS. Bui he added he believes his materials are ready for trials with humans and "we are work ing hard to try to initiate some such trials" in the United defunct Detroit Times, after a ,of precjTOt officials to cross out long illness. I Or slipping the coupon Petersburg, Mur- i pocket instead of the ray Kempion .Jr.. L'7. and his wife Jean, 26, noted New York writers who were active in the anti-war movement, in a car ac- cident. Geoffrey Col- lier, 55, former editorial writer for the Montreal Gazette. ballot box. Czechoslovak radio said the government's election victory was an expression of thanks for Uie 1968 invasion. The issue of the invasion and of Soviet troops remaining in Czechoslo- vakia had not been raised be- fore the voting. No Alberta projects approved EDMONTON fCPl -Alberta is disappointed that none of the 50 projects it has submitted under the federal government's local initiatives employment program have been approved, David Russell, municipal af- fairs minister, said here. In a telegram to Manpower Minister Otto Lang, Mr. Rus- sell slid some of the projects- initialed by municipalities and sent to the Canada Manpower prairie region office in Winni- peg have been awaiting ap- proval for a month. Well-cooked big tax simmers on House burner OTTAWA (CP) The well- cooked government tax change bill completed 37 days on the Commons burner Monday with the future of the legislation still undecided. Privy Council President Allan MacEachen, in an interview, said he has discussed with Con- servative House Leader Gerald Baldwin a Conservative pro- posal to approve certain por- tions of the bill by Jan. 1 and leave the rest for next year. But he had not reached a final deci- sion. "My objective is to bring this debate to a close within a speci- fied number of days." he said. The government has set Jan. 1 as target datf for putting the entire bill into law. But Opposition leader Robert Stanfield has proposed formally last Wednesday that MPs speed approval of sections the Cen- delaying otters for further ready examined at length, re- study later. On Oct. 22, the government blocked out sections of the bill for debate and passage in a cer- tain allotted time, but few of these sections have been com- pleted. The House today returns to debate left over from Nov. 10 on administrative portions of the bill, such as appeals to the tax review board and tbe fed- eral court. 10 ITEMS APPROVED Late Monday, MPs approved 10 out of HE scores of items main to be voted. These include measures a f f c c t i n g capital gains, farm income, mining profits, and the income of busi- ness, property, co-operatives, credit unions and corporations. Apart from largely-adminis- trative or carryover items, about the only substantial mea- sures approved in committee stage have been those to reduce taxes on personal incomes. Some work even remains to be completed on tbem. Mr. MacEachen said he hopes dealing with taxation of ccrpo- to know sometime today rations and shareholders, but I whether inter-party agreement left the bulk of them for future j for speedier progress on the hill action. j is possible. Of the big bill's .132 clauses j Failing agreement, the gov- ernment has said it will plod ahead with tbe bill into next year if necessary, curtailing the and subclauses, S5 now have been approved during the cur- rent committee stage of detailed the step before third and final reading in tbe Commons. But the most substantial sec- like by Jan. 1 while lions of the bill, although al- Christmas holiday and enforc- ing the legislation retroactively to take effect from Jan. 1 as planned. U.S. averts breakdown of monetary conference LONDON (CP) The United I the Americans agreed to Stales averted a the statement wluch it Ivad breakdown of UK Rome among some report- tary talks by agreeing to draw .1 statement demanding delegates are reported average ll-ner-cent have said flatly that if the of major world insisted on an average 11- Published rrparts here -cent revaluation, (here confirm information from he no point in holding the inMrlers that tho U.S. made talks. demand the Mcmlay American dcm.ind in- of deputy finance ministers sharp increases in some the price the world had to and Japanese currcn- for removal of the while ruling out any direct 10-pr-r-cvnt import of the U.S. dollar When oilier delegates a higher official gold tested tlKit issuing such a state-men" hv tlv 1' S. would or any change in relation- i7C Ihe'mhiislerial Group of between t.lie dollar and the meeting, whii.h opened today, Special Drawing Rights through the International Mone- tary Fund. The Financial Times de- tho U.S. demand as rei- terating all lhe old projwsals of U.S. Treasury Sec- retary John Conn ally, who ehnirs I lie two-day ministerial tr.lks. Tho suggested the U.S. proposal to circulate its de- mands and then r.tfreo to with- draw them did not provide the host of starts for (.lie. woek's ne- gotiations. The Times said in its Rome report that the U.S. agreement to withhold Uie statement opens the way for bargaining in ear- nest. EAVE Black Decker POWER TOOLS Ideal, gifts for the man of your life! PING PONG TABLES are for indoor fun and recreation! BLACK AND DECKER JSG SAW Model Rated for straight, wood, melal or plastic BLACK AND DECKER Y4" DRILL Model No. 5718. 1.9 amps. 2250 R.P.M.'s ond H.P. This oil-purpose drill is ideal for the horns workshop. .88 No. 5723. h.p. 2.4 c at 3000 per minute. Two-piece, 5'x9' top, complete with ply- wood base. Deluxe 4 player lei, batts, balls, net and instructions. 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