Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednetday, Sepl.mbor 16, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGl HtRAlD 31 High-Rise Apartment Living Health Hazard Says Doctor FRANKFURT (AP) A West German doctor has found that living up in a high-rise apartment house may be haz- ardous to your health. Dr. Dietrich Otcer, civic health officer in Hamburg, is warning city planners that eco- nomic and technical factors are far outweighing basic human physical and psychological needs in the increasing trend to- ward high-rise building pro- jects. Studies have shown that hou- sewives and children living on the fourth floors of apartment houses are twice as likely to be ill as those on the ground floor, he said. Working fathers who are out of the house much of the day are not affected by what Oeter called "upper-floor ill- nesses." Housewives who live in upper floors were found to be more prone to mental ills and their children more susceptible to re- spiratory and circulatory ail- ments. Oeter outlined his views in a health journal, Gesundheit- spolitik. Apartment blocks, Oeter said, become barriers for children too small to use the stairs or eleva- tors on their own. Their moth- ers often are too busy with housework to accompany them, so the children get out into the fresh ah- less frequently than their playmates on the ground floor. They also have little room in the apartment to play and let off if neighbors are tolerant of noise. The mother's problem, Oeter said, is that they often feel to- tally isolated. Woman Fights To Keep Grandchildren EDMONTON (CP) A 75- year-old grandmother has filed an appeal against the Sept. 2 decision of Mr. Justice W. R. Sinclair that she must give up two grandchildren she has cared for since their mother died. Mr. Justice Sinclair, after learning of the appeal Monday, delayed implementation of the order which would have sent the children to live with rela- tives in Kitchener, Ont. The girls, aged eight and nine, will remain with the UAW Strike Pinch Imminent TORONTO (CP) The eco- nomic pinch of the strike by United Auto Workers at General Motors of Canada Ltd. rail be felt immediately in some areas but not for two to four weeks in others. Harold Wakefield, corporate manager of Duplate of Canada Ltd. which makes automobile glass in Oshawa and Hawkes- bury, Ont., said his company, which employs a total of men, sells most of its output to GM. N-Poiver Plant To Stay Closed LONDON (AP) A section of Britain Windscale nuclear power plant, sealed off more than three weeks ago after an Alarm over excessive radiation, will remain closed until a full scientific inquiry is published shortly. Officials of the Atomic En- ergy Authority insist "there was BO active contamination" in the building, where plutonium is re- covered from atomic wastes. The alarm bells rang through Windscale Aug. 24, indicating that the level of radiation in the laboratory had risen above the safety limit. Two women working at the time were given thorough medi- cal checks which proved total- ly negative, officials said. In 1957, less than a year after Windscale opened, a nuclear pile overheated, uranium rods caught fire and radioactive io- dine escaped into the atmos- phere. Sales of milk produced in a surrounding area of 200 square miles were banned, costing the atomic energy authority in compensation to local farm- ers. No ill effects on humans or livestock ever were reported. "If our customer is on strik that pretty well shuts us down, he said. But at the giant Steel Co. c Canada Ltd. plant in Hamilton. A. R. McMurrick, vice-presi- dent for sales said a two-week strike "wouldn't cause us a rip- ple." "But beyond that it would be- come serious" because about nine per cent of Canada's steel output goes into cars. GM has 900 Canadian sup- pliers and more in the United States. Every day GM needs more than tires, tons of steel as well as textiles, batteries, spark plugs, plastic and thousands of other items. Decreased spending by the strikers also represent a loss to the economy. Their basic pay was a week before the strike and now they only re- ceive a week in strike pay. GM's wages in the Oshawa plants alone added 2 million a week to the local and national economies. Drug Trafficker Sent To Prison CALGARY (CP) Werner Guse, 23, of Calgary, caught last summer with the largest quantity of LSD ever seized in the city, today was sentenced to two years less a day. He pleaded guilty before Mr. Justice A. J. Cullen to a charge of possession of LSD for the purpose of trafficking. Gilbert Clark, special drug prosecutor, told court that the crown regarded the case as an "extremely serious" one, not only because of the quantity of drug involved, tablets, but because of the strength of the tablets. Most of the drug taken from Guse's pocket when he was ar- rested July 29 at Calgary In- ternational Airport was in tab- lets containing more than 400 micrograms of LSD. An aver- age dose, Mr. Clark said, con- sists of 150 to 200 micrograms. Hard of Hearing? See The New "DISCREET" available at EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE Stereo Floor MR. H. W. MATHESON OUR CERTIFIED HEARING AID AUDIQIOGIST Will be in IETHBRIDGE on Thurs., Sept. 17 a.m. till p.m. You won't believe your eyes or ears when you hear and see the "Discreet" by Qualitone. The most natural sounding eyeglass hearing aid we have ever made. Gone forever is artificial sound. No cost or obligation. Come in, call or write tomorrow. EATON'S HEARING CENTRE Second Floor Dial 327-8551 Mr. H. W. Matheson grandmother until the matter comes before tile appeal divi- sion of Alberta Supreme Court in November. In his original judgment, Mr. Justice Sinclair said he felt that since the grandmother would one day be too old to look after the children, it was better for them to part now rather than later. The appeal said Mr. Justice Sinclair had rejected the rec- ommendation of a social work-, er and psychiatrist that the grandmother retain custody of the children until she was un- able to look after them. Date Set On Potash Freight Rate REGINA (CP) Mineral Resources Minister A. C. Cam- eron said a fourth meeting of potash and railway company and Saskatchewan government officials on trimming potash freight rates has been set for October. He said that if the railways don't bring about substantial reductions in freight rates, the province will proclaim legisla- tion passed in the spring, boost- ing mineral taxes sharply on railway-owned property. Government and company representatives have met three tunes in the last four months on the problem and Mr. Cam- eron, interviewed after today's meeting, said, "the time for study has passed. "We have had all the points of view and discussed them fully." The firms have been told to submit cost figures to the government by Oct. 1. The government would call another meeting for mid-October. Then, Mr. Cameron said, 'We would hope to announce a reasonable freight rate reduc- tion, not as high as we had hoped, but a sizeable reduc- tion." The rates concern most- ly shipments to the west coast. Wheat Cuthack Cheques Mailed SASKATOON (CP) Pay- ments totalling have teen mailed to wheat producers under the federal government's wheat acreage rc- Juction program, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian Wheat board, said here. Mr. Lang told a meeting of the Canadian Feed Manufactur- ers' Association the payments are ah interim measure consti- tuting about 50 per cent of the approved total under the pro- gfam. Delivery quotas of four Dushels per acre for the last crop year will have been deliv- ered by all farmers at the end of this month, Mr. Lang said. The crop year normally ends July 31 but the delivery period was extended to ease delivery difficulties. He said all applica- tions received under the acreage reduction program an- nounced Feb. 27 have been processed and have been approved. SOME REJECTED Tte remainder had either .icglected to include all perti- nent information or were re- jected because they tailed to qualify, the minister said. Mr. Lang said producers par- i c i p a t i n g in the program, whose applications had been ap- irovcd, reduced their wheat acreage this year by acres. The government had aimed at taking 22 million acres out of jroduction. 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