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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuiiday, Oclobtr 3, 1972 THE IETHBRIBOI HMALD Wheat production off at 526 million bushels OTTAWA (CP) The Cana-l dian wheat crop is estimated at 526.2 million bushels this about one per cent lower than lhat produced in 1971, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. The lower production resulted from a 10-per-cent-decrease in yield-per-acrc Ibis year which offsets a 10-per-cent-incrcase in acreage. The 10-year average for wheat production between 19CO-C9 was 609.5 million bush- els. For other grain crops the 1372 production is generally forecast to be lower than that of 1971, but higher than the 1960-69 10-year average. In its estimate of crop pro- duction at Sept. 15, the statis- tics bureau said the ba-iey crop was forecast at 511.4 million bushels, 15 per cent below last year's production of 601.C mil- lion but well above the 19GO-OT average 233.4 million. Production of oots for prain was forecast at 291.7 millioi bushels, 19 per cent lower than last year's 303.5 million. The 1960-69 average was 378.1 mil lion bushels. Combined production of spring and fall rye is estimated at 13.6 million bushels, 35-per- cent below the 1971 crop of 21.9 million, but slightly above Ihe 900-09 average of 13.2 million. OIL SEED DOWN 'Oil seed crops also showed he general decrease in produc- .ion with rapeseed totals of 58 million bushels compared with 1971 production of 95 million ls. Flax seed crops are now forecast at 18.5 million bushels, 17 per cent below last year's total of 22.3 million. The soybean forecast was 13 million bushels compared with 10.3 million in 1971 and a 10 year average of 7-2 million. Mixed grain crops are fore- cast at 102.2 million bushels about five-per-cent lower thai 107.1 milu'on bushels produced in 1971. TWs is well above Ihe average crop between 1960-69 o" 74.6 million. Production of com for grain in 1972 is forecast at 102.4 mil lion bushels, IZ-per-cent belov last year's ci'op. Manitoba is expected to pro c'ace 69 million bushels vheat compared with 74 million n 1971. Saskatchewan will pro- duce 324 million bushels com- jared with 345 million last year ind Alberta will yield 113 mil- ion bushels compared with 1971 production of 91 million. PROCEEDING The bureau said that by mid- September harvesting was gen- erally well advanced in Mani- toba, Saskatchewan and south- eastern Alberta. In Manitoba some SO per cent of the harvesting was com- pleted Sept. 15 with good ad- vancement in the south. Combining of grain in Sas- katchewan was about 70-per- cent complete at Sept. 15 will- greater percentages in the south harvested. Recent rains and snow have hampered prog ress the last two weeks. weather has se- riously delayed combining with less than 40 per cent reported harvested at Sept. 15. However threshing was well advanced in southeastern Alberta. Because of snow and rain there has been little or no activity in thi fields since mid-Septemlier. Smart monkeys may be key to aiding stroke victims FISH AN ISSUE Fish is one of the main issues in the Burin-Bjrgeo riding of Newfoundland's south coast now held by Transport Minister Don Jamicson, right. Broadcaster Max Keeping is running for the Progressive Conservatives against the cabinet minister in the Oct. 30 federal election. It's his hobby THUNDER BAY (CP> Ron Wilmot, who at 67 claims to be the oldest small-town grocer in Thunder Bay, said after 40 years in the business he has no thoughts of retiring. "What the heck- would I do? I don't garden or go fishing. My only real hobbv is the store." MDs urge ad ban MELBOURNE (Reuter) Doctors from Australia, B'.ita' and Canada passed a resolutio Tuesday calling for a ban on a advertising for cigarettes an tobacco. The motion w passed during the filth Wor Conference on General Pra tice. lompany blames govt. !or potash cutback TORONTO (CP) Central anada Potash Co. Ltd. an- ounced that effective today it curtailing production by 50 jer cent In Its Saskatchewan mining operations to meet pro- incial government restriclions n the Industry. President D. E. G. Schmitle aid at a news conference the askatchewan government in- icated it would cancel the ompany's sub-surface mineral ease if it failed lo comply with he production cul. He said the company will be orced initially to lay off about [20 workers. Central Canada Potash is 51 jer-cenl owned by Noranda Mines Ltd. of Toronto and 49 XT cent by CF Industries Inc. 3f Chicago. It holds potash min ing rights on some acres 40 miles east of Saskatoon. Pro- duction started in August, 19S9. COST MILLION Mr. Schmilte said cancella lion of the company's minera lease "would amount to ex proprialion with uncertain com pcnsation" of Central Canada' operation which was placed i production at a capital cost million. He said the company shipped about 1.1 million tons of prod- uct in the 1971-72 fertilizer ear. It has contractual obliga- ons to supply tons in ic fertilizer year that began uly 1. However, on the basis of a Saskatchewan government deci- Lodge protest RAWALPINDI (AP) Paki- stan said Wednesday it takes a 'very serious view" of the kill- ing of six and wounding of 19 Pakistani war prisoners in an Indian camp, and has protested to India. It also has asked the International Committee of thi Bed Cross to make "a strong protest." SUPPLIES SCHOOLS EDMONTON (CP) The Ed monlon public school system distributes about i 11 i o worth of school supplies an materials to the systm's students in 140 schools annuaU; Inventory at the ystem's wan house is controlled by a com puter. [on to restrict each producer n the province to the wrcentage of capacity in the urrent year, Irrespective of upply contracts, Central Can- da Potash is being allowed to raluce only tons. The company is appealing a Court of Queen's Bench deci- ion rejecting a request Jor a licence to produce 1.25 million ons in 1972-73. "Pending the outcome of the egal proceedings, Central Can- ada Potash continued to oper- ate at levels attained towards he end of the last fertilizer Mr. Schmitte said. "However, rather than lose Is sub-surface mineral lease ;he company now has no choice but to curtail production." Deadline for the production cut was set for last month, but it had been extended to today. HOSPITAL ARTIST THUNDER BAY (CP) Amie Hanen, a wall-painter at the city's St. Joseph's Hospital, now has one of his oil paintings hanging in the hospital. The 61- year-old painter dabbles in oils during his spare time- STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A memory-taxing exercise for smart monkeys may be the key to ultimately developing a sur- gical treatment for language loss in stroke victims, a scien- tist reports. For tiie last year, Dr. James Dewson III, head o[ the hearing and speech sciences section of the division of tolaryngology at the Stanford Medical School, has been teaching 13 monkeys to recognize sounds and to push color buttons to test their mem- ories. Through this system of meas- uring a monkey's short-range memory capacity, Dr. Dewson said he hopes eventually to de- termine why memory is im- paired after a stroke damages the language-specializing part of the brain. "The monkeys are still in Dr. Dewsou said in an interview yesterday. "It's fas- cinating. A lot of people, my colleagues, said it couldn't be done." For his monkey school, Dr. Dewson chose 13 Macaque- Irush monkeys, which aro highly intelligent yet smaller and less expensive than chim- panzees. Working under a Na- tional Science Foundation grant at a Palo Alto Veterans Hospi- tal laboratory, he first trained the animals to recognize se- quence of tones and noises in a complex exercise demanding some thinking, Private TV firms may form network REGWA (CP) Exclusive use of Sask Tel facilities by community groups as a cable television delivery s y s t em doesn't rule out the possibility of private companies establish- ing tbeir own network, Prem- ie Allan Blakeney said today. Mr. Blakeney told a news conference the railway compan- ies "are busy running all man- ner of things in competition with Sask Tel." "They have a broadband sys- lem too. They build their own facilities if they don't like price." It had been believed earlier that Uin government's decision to control the cable television delivery system through Sask Tel hardware, would rule out any private involvement in the Held. Government Sen-ices Min- ister John Drockelbank said in making the announcement Tu- esday lhat private companies operating cable television in Estevan and Wcyburn would Ire absorbed into Ihe new system after a negotiated takeover. "We are licensing our facilit- said Mr. Blakeney. "Whether or not these will be the only facilities is something we can't say. I think you are operating on the assumption lhat we are the only ones lo provide facilities." Basically, the provincially- owncd Sask Tel Communica- tions utility will operate the cable television delivery sys tern. Non-profit groups would be licensed lo conduct the ac- tual programming. But Mr. Blakeney said the definition of a "non-profit com munity-controlled organization has not been perfectly wocrkei out. He said the government's in itial concern in making the an nouncement was to "stake ou our position in the broadban field and clear-up our position as a provider of hardware fo cable television." Asked whose responsibility would be to provide the fac: ties for picking up signals froi United States networks to fee the system, Mr, Blakeney sa that hasn't been determine! yet. "My own hunch is that pro ably tli at would be the functh of the programmer rather tha Sask Tel. That is going to be splendid project for the yers." Picking up a live signal an transmitting it falls in the ar of broadcasting, a jurisdiction of (he federal government. But there may lie some question of jurisdiction over taping the sig- nal and rebroadcasting it later. "We didn't purport to say our program is totally the premier said. "We just wanted to stake out our grounds so our position wouldn't pre-empted in the broadband area." To obtain food, the monkeys ust listen to a random se- ence of two sounds from a udspeaker, then press a red and a green lighted button, atching the color sequences the sound sequences. They taught previously that one und is correctly matched by ressing red and Ihe other by ressing green. Within four months, Dr. Dew- on said he will perform an op- ration on one of the monkeys, urgicaly inducing a "stroke" n one side of the brain. Dewam said a second oper- ion would be undertaken to emove interference caused by le stroke damage and to de- ermine if such surgery would Uow the undamaged psjrt of he brain to assume language unctions. ITES RESEARCH Normally, he explained, only le major hemisphere of the uman brain apparently deals vith language. Recent research as suggested, Dr. Dewson dded, that both sides of the animal brain work equaly well n memory, which is not true of 'lumans. He theorized that one reason he undamaged part of man's >rain does not carry half the angnage load is interference or 'noise" caused by stroke dam- age to the other hemisphere. If that is correct, Dewson said, surgery could eliminate Jw? pathway which conduct the nterference, thus allowing the minor hemisphere to assume language functions in stroke patients more easily. arrested in Bangladesh DACCA, Bangaldcsh (AP) Home Minister Abdul Mannan disclosed today that per- sons had been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly co-op- erating with Pakistani forces during the civil war. He added that the search for other "collaborators" contin- ues. So far, he said, of those arrested harl brought la- fore the courts and some had received the death penalty for crimes that included murder, arson, rape and looting. 1 Mannan said another had been charged and would appear special tribunals within the next lew weeks. McGovern flew airliner? WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Aviation Adminis- tration said Wednesday it is in- vestigating published reports that Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern was allowed to take over the controls of a jet air- liner in flight. The FAA received from an airline pilot a news- paper clipping saying McGovern. a second Wnrld War bomber pilot, was allowed at the control of a Boeing 727 on a recent flight from New Vork to Sioux City, S.D. The Uocky Mountain News, Denver, also reported that a United Air Lines pilot faced action for allowinr McGovern lo pose for plKito graphs at the controls of chartered jet on a New Vork- V.ashington flight Monday. A .spokesman for United said ts pilot was admonished lor sl- owing McGovern to sit at the controls of the chartered 727. CO-PILOT FLEW PLANE The airline said that while McGovern was in the cockpit against FAA regulations, the co-pilot handled the controls. United said the pilot reported the incident and the airline con- ducted its own investigation without prompting from the FAA. The FAA said the pilot who penalty also could be applied to the person assuming control without qualification lo do so. North troops strike back VIENTIANE (API North Vietnamese in the Hong Pet area, northeast of the Plain sent in the clipping asked I of Jars lirivc 5truck lrack at whether the pilot of McGovern's plane was violating regulations against allowing a person unqualified as a jet pilot lo control a jet aircraft. An FAA spokesman sold there is a maximum penally of for each such violation. He added that he believed a Laotian irregular troops tempting to sever the Commu- nists' main supply route into northern Laos, informed sources said Wednesday. An ir- regular forces base camp was overrun by move than 200 Com- munist troops Sunday. 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