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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 3, 1971 Munro rapped on low drug price suggestion EDMONTON (CD Fwlcr- (foral lo sulphate, al Health Minister .John Munrci i to treat specific types of is guilty of thinking1' in erratic heartbeat, which lie said suggesting that the lowest price j ;s scldom released without a Is the best price for drugs, Don- j prescription, aid Cameron, registrar of thci a complientcd he- said. Mr. Cameron said there i Alberta Pliannacciuk'al Associ- ation, said here. A let sent out willi family allowance, L..L. i Ml. Camcvon sajd (hcrc A health dcparlmrnf painpli-j prjco 0[ 51.43 for the let comparing iL-ug prices was same nmmlnl 0[ quinidinc sul- sent out willi family allowance, phalc by two dil- old age pension and rirm__ jndieated it is "bL 'idem linns, DHL inuiLiiieu IL allowance cheques last week. I the lower-priced It noted lhat a price survey of, ,s io somc in. 10 dnig stores in Halifax, Mon- forim. lhc higllcr treal, Toronto, Winnipeg and; Vancouver last January show-i conclusion of- ed a wide price variation and J advised consumer to shop (he fmmi around. The pamphlet lifted 10 non- prescription d rugs but Mr. of "a family pharmacist" ap- proach in which a family would go to the same pharma- cist for all its drag needs tSlich an approacJi would prn- prescnuiiuii u r i, K um Cameron said the APA Cameron said three of Ihe in: been advocating adoption are usually released by phar- macists only upon prescription because of possible dangerous side effects. Sir. Cameron re- Irct tlic drug consumer against side effects because Ihe al- lending pharmacist would have a person's medical and drufi history in his files- Mr. Cameron said shopping around would eliminate IhLs protection He said he is "surprised tii see (he health department dab- bling in price comparison." "Surely it should bo stressing quality rather than price." Price should be lhc respon- sibility of the department of corporate and consumer affairs, he said. Sir. Cameron conceded that the prices of some over flic- counter drugs vary consider- ably in Alberta. He said one druggist might use a cough remedy as a "come on" and offer it at a discount. Another druggist might not favor lhat particular product, stock it in j small supply and charge the regular pi-ice. FAMED PHYSICIAN ilcalli of Dr. Paul Niclians, famed [or his re- juvenation treatment, was a n n o u n c td in Monlreaux, Switzerland Friday. lie was 09. Bow River pood or had? CALGAHY (CP) The pro-; vineial department of environ- ment says the Bow River is a "good walcr njpply" but Ihe; fish and wildlife division says it is a "polluted river." j P. G. Shewchuk. a water pol-1 lution engineer wilh the vironment department, said in j a report lhat introduction of secondary sewage treatment by the city lias reduced by 75 per cent (he amount of oxygen-con- suming vaslcs being dumped into the Bow. His tests were conducted be-. tween September, 1970, and March of this year with sam- ples taken 11 separate times from sites within the city and downstream. However, pollunon biologist Paul Paelkau said Ihe survey, was confined largely to "grab i samples" taken once a month j with continuous monitoring 1 only at a site 15 miles down-' stream. A main factor in determining. a clean river is the amount ofj oxygen available for fish and in all cases levels were above proviucinl slamlars, Mr. Shew- chuk said. Pactkau said tests by the fish and wildlife division were conducted on the basis of clean- water organisms such as flies that form the diet of game fisli and polluted water -or- ganisms such as blood worms and sludge worms fed upon by coarse fish. At a site 15 miles above the city, 80 per cent of the organ- isms were of the clean-water variety while 15 miles below the city only five to 10 per cent were of that type. Forty miles downstream, 60 per cent were clean-water types while SO miles down- stream, the water was as good as almve the city. The sampling was taken in both the fall and spring and during Ihe last three years to measure changes over the win- ter when river flows are low- est and the ice cover keeps dis- solved oxygen at a minimum. Mr. Paetkau said the in- creased sewage treatment was beneficial as in earlier tests 40 miles downstream revealed on 30 per cent of the organisms of the clean-water variety, half the latest reading. The organism count would re- differ fleet changes in the river qual- ily that could be missed by mechanical sampling devices, ho said. companies pur chased Bourassa asks probe into thefts I Security QUEBEC (CP) P r e m i e r Robert Bourassa has asked Quebec provincial police to in- vestigate a series of recent thefts of communications equip- ment from civil protection units in the Montreal area. However Mr. Bourassa re- fused further comment Thurs- day on speculation that the thefts are related to Quebec ter- rorism. A spokesman for the c o m- bined anti-terrorist squad said' in Montreal earlier that Quebec terrorists might be staging a series of unusual thefts to equip themselves with special fre- quency radios, gas masks and flashlights. Members of the squad, made up of RCMP, Montreal and QPP specialists, are studying six thefts committed during the last 10 days from civil protcc-j tion units and police vehicles. The latest theft was commit- ted Monday night v.hen an un- marked car belonging lo Mon- treal police disappeared from a Montreal garage. It was found later but its radio was gone. "There's nothing lo indicate! that the thefts were committed! by members of the Front de Liberation du said Insp. Paul Bcaudry, comman-! ding officer of Die Montre.il lice anti-terrorist squad. "We're a a r e of the thefts but each is inves-j tigating its case." TORONTO (CP) Owners of Iwo leading Canadian investiga- tion and security guard firms announced Thursday their sale to a United States firm for more than SI million. A third Canadian security firm said it has reached an agreement for sale to the same U.S. (irm, Ihe Wackenhut Corp. of Coral Gables, Fla. Anning Services Ltd. of To- ronto now has become a whol- ly-owned subsidiary of the Wackenhut Corp., Ihe tlurd larg- est U.S. security firm, Anning president Raymond E. Anninp said. Argus Protection and Investi- gation Services Ltd., headed by John K. Forrest of Windsor, Ont., also has become a wholly- owned Wackenhut subsidiary. Tlic third firm, still in nego- tiation with Wackenhut, is Trans-Canada Protection Serv- ice Ltd., owned by Robert M. Cullcn of Toronto. Plans call for the three Cana- dian firms to be combined lo become Wackenhut of Canada Ltd Officers and staff of the Canadian companies will con- tinue to direct Ihe Canadian op- eration. Trade war impending says Sellers WINNIPEG (CP) Presi- dent George H. Sellers of Fed- eral Grain Lid. warned that a trade war is impending which could seriously harm western Canada's agriculture. i Mr. Sellers was commenting on a report that the European Common Market recently placed a 0.4-per-cent duty on Canadian rapeseed lo Ger- j many and four per cent to Bel- gium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands. During the last crop year ending July 31, Canada sold 9.2 million bushels of rapeseed to The Netherlands and 4.4 mil- lion to Germany. The total ac- counted for about 30 per cent of Canadian rapeseed exports last year. "It appears as though a world trade war is devel- Sir. Sellers said. "If the Canadian government cannot put an end to this trend soon, Wcsle r n Canadian agriculture could be in for serious (rou- ble." Mr. Sellers added few sales of malting barley to the U.S.. which normally purchases eight to 11 million bushels a year, have been made since a 10 per cent duty was an- nounced last month Fugitive may be in Canada SAN FRANCIS'CO (AP) Lawyer Stephen M. Bingh a m may have fled to Canada or Cuba lo avoid prosecution on five murder counts in killings at San Quentin Prison, U.S. At- torney James L. Drowning says. "He's been to Canada on sev- eral occasions .from where he's gone to Cuba." Browning said. "He's certainly not in Califor- nia at least not that we know of." A nationwide search was ini- tiated for Bingham, 29, after U.S. Magistrate Owen E. Wood- ruff Jr. signed a federal fugi- tive warrant for his arrest. Woodruff also signed a com- plaint charging Bingham with unlawful flight to avoid prose- cution. A murder complaint was fil- ed Tuesday against Bingham by Marin County Dist Atty. Bmce Bales. Jt charged lhat the Oakland, Calif., attorney smuggled a gun to convict George Jackson who produced a pistol lo trigger the violence. Guards killed Jackson, 29, a black revolutionary, in what prison officials say was an ab- ortive escape attempt. Bing- ham is accused in Ihe slayings of five others three guards and two white inmates. Judges purged KHARTOUM, Sudan (Renter) The revolutionary command council has dismissed 10 mem- bers of the judiciary in a purge believed lo be connected with July's abortive coup against President Jaafar el-Nimeiry. PLANE CRASHES A.TACCIO, Corsica (Reuter) A Canadair fire-fighting plane crashed in the Gulf of Ajaccio today shortly after load- ing up with watei for a mission over a Cflrsicau forest, officials said. None of the crew was in- jured. 10 killed in scooter registration NEW DELHI (AP) Ten persons were killed and four in- jured in Udaipur today when thousands of prospective motor scooter buyers smashed through police lines to register for the vehicles. Barkatullah Khan ch.ief min- ister of Rajasthan stale, said the victims were suffocated. One was a policeman. Khan said thousands started arriving Wednesday night from all over the slate to register for motor scooters. Police esti- mated there were about milling around the showroom when Ihe stampede began. At present, a person wishing to buy a motor scooter in India must wait on an average of nine years for after regis- tration. YOUNG OFFENDERS Of persons convicted of indictable offences in Britain in 1970, half of them were under 2t years of age. The smoothest taste in town 'CANADIAN WHISKY Very proudly Canadian A preside product of CanarJinn Sclicnloy Distilleries Lid. V__________________J Manitoba bank rejected at top WINNIPEG (CP) The fed- eral government has turned down a Manitoba proposal for development of a provin c i a 1 bank in which the NDP gov- ernment would lake an active part, Manitoba Industry Minis- ter Leonard Evans said here. In a prepared statement, Mr. Evans said Ottawa's rcjcclion "severely limits provincial prospecls to bring about lhc de- velopment of a bank lhat will he Manitoba oricnlcd and dif- ferent from the existing bank- ing cartel, which is immune from anti-combines legislalion." Mr. Evans said the Manitoba proposal, rejected by Einance Minister Kdgar llenson, would have provided for extensive government equity in the early stages of the new bank, with gradual wilhdrawal over the years. Mr. Benson had turned down the proposal govern- ment ownership of shores or voting rights is ruled out by the federal bank act. In his statement, Mr. lEvans said Ihe bank act could lie am- ended "to introduce a people- oriented banking system, in- stead of continuing lo protect the small banking elite and their friends." Despite Ihe federal govern- ment's apparent rcjeclion, Mr. Evans said the province will "seriously he exploring" ways of obtaining a provincial hank, "if not a federally chartered hank, then perhaps a provin- cially or inter provincia 11 y owned near-hank." Hi- said he has been encour- aged at Ihe of local groups to Ihe idea of a Mani- toba based bank. The govern- ment would look at any propo- sal on a confidential basis. Creation of a Manitoba-based hank was recommended early Ibis summer following a foas- ibilily study by industry de- partment officials. a a GET THREE PAIRS OF POPULAR SECRET" HOSIERY FOR THE PRICE OF TWO! Eaton's exciting offer one week only! Wow! Get three pairs of "SECRET" hosiery for Ihe price of two during Eafon's week-long sale (September 4th to This beauliful hosiery by "Doris" is our best-selling national brand. Stock up on super styles cf "SECRET" pantyhose and sheer knee-highs. Come in or phone Ealon's Buy-Line 328-8811. "SECRET" queen- size pantyhose SALE pairs 1.27) .50 Reg. 3 pairs 5.25. Dress sheer panlyhose in 15- denier micro-mesh knil. Nude heel, reinforced parity. One size fits 165 lo 210 Ibs. 8 colours. "SECRET" panty- hose, 4 styles' 30 pairs 1.09) .00 Reg. 3 pairs 4.50. Slock up now on your favor- ite style of "SECRET" panlyhosel Dress sheer 15-denier micro-mesh. Reinforced panly, nude heel. Fits 100 lo 165 Ibs. 8 colours. All-sheer 20-denier plain knil. A (95 lo 130 Ibs B (130 lo T65 4 colours. "Non-run" 15-denier dress sheer mesh knil. Reinforced panty nude heel- Fils 100 lo 165 Ibs. 4 colours. "SECRET- s heer knee-high socks SALE O Parrs (pair 55d) Reg. 3 pairs 2.37. Dress sheer knee highs in 20-denier plain knit. Elasticized tops, sheer san- dalfoot. One size fils 9 lo II. 3 colours. Hosiery, Main Floor Shop Eaton's Tonight Until 9 and Saturday 9 to No Ad Plet "SECRET" SALE (September 4 to 11) me Phon" no rush me pnirs of ale size hosiery, os indicated Tor for for 3. ror for Cheque enclosed Account Number EATON'S ;