Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, Oclobir It, 1971 THI lETHBRIDGt HEUID The story of test-tube babies WASHINGTON (AP) A British geneticist said Satur- day human babies conceived in test tubes but brought to term within women's wombs may become a routine reality "within a decade or two." If proven safe, Dr. Anne McLaren said, such a possibili- ty would be a potential boon to thousands of women now physiologically incapable of initial conception. But she added: "I am worried by the possi- bility that the desire of scien- tists to be 'first in the field' will bias the judgment of those to a position to carry out egg transfers to women, leading to premature applica- tions." Homeowners' discount bill rises EDMONTON (CP) The homeowners' discount will cost the Alberta government mil- lion more than expected. The province's new Progres- sive Conservative cabinet has passed a special warrant in- creasing the total earmarked for the discount to million. About million was initial- ly budgeted for homeowners' grants last spring. The previ- ous Social Credit government raised the grant to from and doubled to the grant received by pensioners eligible for the guaranteed in- come supplement. Skull used as scare SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) A human skull used for eight years as a family Halloween decoration has turned out to be the remains of a man believed murdered 15 to 40 years ago, police said. Hildred Gallagher told police her children found the skull among backyard shrubbery some eight years ago. The family, thinking it to be the remains of some ancient native, used the skull as a sure- fire Halloween scare. "E g g transfer" research now under way is designed to do the following: Surgically remove an unfer- tilized egg from a woman who is infertile because she has a physiological blockage of tubes leading from the.ovaries Strom amazed at remarks attributed to Hooke EDMONTON (CP) Harry Strom, former Alberta premier, said here he is "astounded" at statements by A. J. Hooke "wherein he tried to suggest I am not a Social Crediter and the group with me are not So- cial Creditors." Mr. Strom was commenting on remarks by Mr. Hooke, vet- eran Social Credit member of the Alberta legislature and long- time cabinet minister, at the national Social Credit leader- ship convention to Hull, Que. Mr. Strom said he has been trying to reach Mr. Hooke to request a meeting. Mr. Hooke, left out of Mr. Strom's cabinet after he be- came premier three years ago, Oats might assist you stop smoking LONDON (AP) Oats might help you stop smoking. That's the hopeful word from Britain's magazine Na- ture. A report from Dr. C. L. Anand of Richill Hospital to Glasgow says an alcoholic ex- tract of ordinary oats can have a dramatic effect on a smoker's craving for tobacco- Anand said he got the idea to India four years ago, where he saw "a decoction of oats" being given to opium users to help jure their addiction. He said the results appeared to be encouraging. BOUNTIFUL YIELD The gold mines at Brecken- ridge, Colo., have yielded an average of nearly million for each of the 111 years since it was first settled during the gold rush of the 1860s. 328-2439 CALL 328-2439 MAINTENANCE REPAIR RENOVATIONS CUPBOARDS HOMES, APARTMENTS, MOTELS, ETC CUP THIS AD FOR FUTURE NEEDS said at his home he could not recall making any reference to Mr. Strom and added "it is the easiest thing in the world" to arrange a meeting "all he has to do is lift the phone and call me. I will be happy to meet with him." Rare surgery performed on infant NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital report performing suc- cessful open-heart surgery on a three-months-old infant so small its heart was the size of a wal- nut. Dr. Horace C. Stansel, the pe- diatric cardiac surgeon who performed the operation, said it was as rare for such surgery to be attempted on a baby so young. The boy, Kami Bartoli, will soon be able to leave hospital to begin a normal life, Stansel said. The operation was per- formed two weeks ago. Kami's problem, misplace- ment of blood vessels leading to and from his heart, became un- usually severe, Stansel said- The condition produces "blue babies" by misdirecting Hood coming from the lungs and sending oxygen-starved blood instead to the body. New moderator of B.C. synod NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) Kev. Charles E. Jack- son of New Westminster was chosen as moderator of the British Columbia synod of the Presbyterian Church of Canada at the synod's general assem- bly. 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Would Like More Information J This year help a crippled child and mail the enclosed form new! Mall la ACME TELEVISION College Mall er 535 13th St. North to the womb, and place the egg in a test tube containing special nutrients. Then, ferti- lize the egg with male sperm until it reaches the stage where, to a normal woman, it would become inplanted in the wall of the womb for subse- quent development. And final- ly, reimplant the egg into the initially infertile woman from whom it came. Dr. McLaren, senior princi- pal scientific officer of the University of Edinburgh, Scot- land, made her comments in remarks prepared for an in- ternational symposium o n "the moral and ethical impli- cations of recent genetic and biological discoveries." The one-day symposium is sponsored by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. MORE WORK NEEDED She said a great deal more work should be done before clinical human implantation trials .begin. Dr. McLaren added she believes all safety the possi- bility of producing abnormal be resolved- "Egg transfer may become a routine gynaecological procedure within a decade or she said- Dr. McLaren said that at present, one in 10 of all mar- ried couples to Britain and the United States have an infertili- ty problem "and the amount of individual unhappiness in- volved is enormous Dr. McLaren also said that before the end of the century it might be possible for a married couple to de- cide the sex of a baby at the moment of conception." She said research is under way into the possibility of dif- ferentially inactivating male- determining or female-deter- mining spermatoza. Another possibility being ex- plored along these lines, she said, is tie separation of "male" and "female" compo- nents of the male sperm to test tubes and then inseminate the woman with the sex-type desired by the couple. "I should she added, "that no such tech- nique is available at present, even in an animal species." QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa says Quebec Is paying the price of last year's October crisis to terms of de- creased investment growth to be province, premier Kobert 3ourassa said today. The premier was commenting on last year's kidnap crisis to an interview Saturday, the first anniversary of proclamation of RICH BOOKIE DIES William Hill, 68, the world's wealthiest bookie died in Newmarket, England. Hill ran more than 1.000 betting shops in Britain. Hottest country song writers win awards NASHVILLE, Tenn. CAP) Jerry Foster and Bill Rice, one of Nashville's hottest country songwriter teams, won five gold awards for themselves and their publisher at the annual ASCAP Country Music Awards show. Stanley Adams, president of the American Society of Com- posers, Authors and Publish- ers, to presenting the awards, called 1971 "ASCAP's record- breaking year in the field of country music." Foster and Rice won awards for five Least Part of the Way, Dixie Belie, Give Him Love, Travelin', Minstrel Man, and Whit About the Hurt. In addition, Rice won an art- ist award for Travelin', Minstrel Man, and their publisher, Jack and Bill Music, won five pub- lisher awards. Quebec paying price the War Measures Act. He said the province's invest- ment rate is growing slowly at best, and at times shows a de- crease. The war measures were in- voked Oct. 16, 1970, following the Oct. 5 kidnapping of James Cross, British trade commis- sioner in Montreal, and Pierre Laporte, then Quebec labor min- ister, five days later. Mr- Laporte's strangled body was found to lie trunk of a car in suburban St. Hubert last Oct. 17, a day after the stringent measures were invoked to fight terrorist activities in Quebec. Mr. Cross, held captive for 60 days, was released Dec. 4 to exchange for the safe conduct of his abductors to Cuba. 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