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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta t TH{ tETHBRIDGE Thundny, 30, 1977 KEEPING THE NEWS UNDER WRAPS Presidential Press Secretary Ronald Zieajer's announce- the presidential retreat in Maryland. The outdoor setting ia menl this week of appointmenls to President Nixon's cabi- for overflow of newsmen; others use a trailer provided net sends reporters to the telephone in a heavy rain at by the While House. How about vegetable hot dog? By JEFF CARRUTHEHS Ottawa Biiraiu OTTAWA It may not be too long before Canadians will be able to remember fondly about the good old days, when hot dogs and sausages were "all meat." Food experts in the federal health department here now are seriously considering breaking the "all-meat" barrier and al- lowing weiners and other saus- age products to be made with plant protein substances such as soy and wheat as well as or even instead of meat. Under proposals being dis- cussed with industry', sausages thai might be made with vege- table or other sources of protein In combination with meat pro- tein would only be rewired to meet minimum reqrarements for both the quality and the quantity of protein in the saus- age products. And products that arc not "all meat" would have to be la- belled as such, and would likely have to be given slightly differ- ent "coined" names, so that consumers would not confuse them with the all-meat prod- ucts. (Perhaps hot dogs made with wheat might be called CWhea- Dr. Doug Chapman, head of the food advisory bureau in the federal health protection branch, said in an interview that at present Canadian stand- ards for sausages call for meat only as the protein constituent and limit cereal content to four per cent. He noted that at least one company in Canada markets an all-vegetable protein product, but it technically cannot be called a sausage or weiner or such. Present regulations specific- ally do not allow sausage-type products made of a mixture of meat and non-meat proteins, Dr. Chapman said. And it is this type of combination prod- uct that would be allowed under nroposals now being considered by the health department, he explained. "As time goes on and meat protein becomes more and more expensive, it seems inevi- table that manufacturers will want to use cheaper vegetable proteins, for he said. "As long as the duality anil ouantity of the protein is there, I don't see. why we shouldn't pending on Hie ingredient use. Vegetable proteins tend to be less complete and less useful to humans than many meat pro- teins, he said. And under gov- ernment protein rating systems already in use, the vegetable protein u'ould have a lower pro- tein rating than most meat pro- teins, for example. Thus, while a manulacturer would be free to substitute a vegetable or other non-meat protein ingredient accepted by the government for meal, the manufacturer would probably have to add more vegetable protein than the meat ht is replacing to maintain the pro- tein quality level of his product. Dr. Chapman noted the quality of the protein used In a sausage product is really a bet- etr guide of a product to the consumer than just the quantity of protein in the product. The type of protein used In such products would have U> bt listed on the label. Labor leader wants salary award honored, EDMONTON (CPi The provincial labor department should make sure the arbitra- tion award provided for firemen in Red Deer is honored, Gene Mitchell, executive secretary o( give consideration to allowing I says. the Alberta Federation of Labor, noameat protein products to be usm in sausage-type he added. The heart of the proposal would be the requirements to maintain minimum protein quality and quantity levels in the sausage products, no matter what type of protein is used. i Dr. Chapman explained that I the quality of protein varies, de- He objected because the chamber of commerce in Red Deer has taken the side of city council in stating the increase of 43.7 per cent granted by a three-member arbitration is too high. The firefighters' union says the increase is only 37 per cent. "In labor hearings through- out this province, the chamber of commerce has laid coexist- ently that arbitration binding on both sides is the way to labor said Mr. Mitchell. "Now Ihey have a binding award and they don't like it. "They can't havr. it both ways." POLICE TACT WELLINGTON, N.Z. (AP) Police now have discretionary power to settle altercatioia by tact rather than force, to they will be known as "protectors rather than Com- missioner William H. Sharp an- nounced. Eaton's Merry Christmas Sale Continues Friday Chairs Chairs Buy The Chairs You Like In The Fabric You Like! 79 .00 to 199 .00 What a wonderful selection of chairs for Christmas gift giving. Pull-ups, Lounges, Rockers, whatever. They're all here in Eaton's great Merry Christmas Sale. At prices you'll love. Find big sprawl-out ones. Stayput ones. Move-about ones in French or Italian Provincial. Modern, contemporary, traditional styles. In exciting new covers prints, plains, tweeds, velvets, bro- cades, matelasses, leatherettes (some with Scotchgard protect- Great chairs at low prices. At Eaton's now, You pick the style. The fabric. We'll Save your chairs custom-cover- ed if you like, Approximately six weeks for special orders. Furniture, Secfind Floor Eaton's Christmas Show for Children at the Paramount Theatre December 2nd, 9th and 16th Santo Will Be There! Eaton's has arranged wiih Famous Players for the showing of three prs- Christmas shows on Saturday, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon lo enable you to Christmas shop at Eaton's while your youngsters attend ihe show. Santa will be Ihere with a Christmas goodie as the youngsters leave the show. On December 2nd "TARZAN AND THE BIG RIVER" will shown while on December 9lh "TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY" will tht feature. The feature for December 16th will be announcod later. Tickets for those under 14 are available in thi Children's Department, Main Floor and Toyland, Lower Floor..................... 10 Planning A Christmas Tree Party For the Kiddies? If so, Eaton's would be pleased to assist you in your gift selection. Eaton'i Tayland is just bulging with the biggest and best variety of toyi to delight Iho heart ef oil youngilen. All you havt to da ii supply ut with Agu ef tho children and tho sax; Amount you would to tfMnd on each item; Data of Party; When and whore to We will select, wrap and mall according to instructions. Just write, phone or call in Dial 317-8551. Eaton's Merchandise Gift Certificates Make Practkal Christmas Gifts, In denominations of and Available at the cash office, Second Floor Give Famous Players THEATRE TICKETS THIS CHRISTMAS The gift of happy hours. Available at the Cash Office, Second Floor. RECHECK YOUR EATON FLIER. SHOP TONIGHT AND FRIDAY TIL 9. BUY LINE 328-8811. ;