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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Soturdoy, September 18, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Dioxins study begins OTTAWA (CP) Federal au- thorities have launched a study to determine exposure of hu- mans to dioxins, a potent chem- ical family toxic to the unborn fetus. One of the 70-odd related chemicals is a known contami- nant of a herbicide whose residues have been de- tected in the past in some North American foods. The most potent member of the family is rodibenzo-p-dioxin. Tests by Dr. K. S. Khera and Dr. J. A. Rud- dick of the federal food and drug directorate showed that four mierograms per kilogram of body weight was lethal to the unborn of pregnant rats. Tests are being run to see if minute quantities have crept into the Canadian food supply. They result from joint studies by the directorate, the food and drug authority of the United States and Dow Chemical Co., a major manufacturer. Authorities here consider that the lethal effects in rats of even such minute amounts probably would be reproduced if human embryos were exposed. None was found in a check of 24 samples of margarines and six of vegetable oils nor in the tissues of two accident victims. Dr. Ruddick estimated in an interview that a woman would have to take in 200 grams of the most potent chemical a day, for a sustained period, to affect an embryo. U.S. strike hits economy in Canada MONTREAL dock strike on the U.S. west coast is having such a serious effect on the Canadian economy that tile situation borders on being disas- trous, Ben Sulsky, president of Ihe Canadian Textiles Import- ers' Association, said Friday. Mr. Sulsky, president of Des- tro Enterprises, a Montreal- based importer of women's knit- wear and swimwear, said: "It's so bad, it's almost unreal. Canadian importers are gelling the short end of the slick." The strike which began July 11 has tied up Pacific ports from San Diego to Seattle and U.S. cargo is being directed to Vancouver. Mr. Sulsky said U.S. cargo is being given priority over Canadian cargo. Normally it takes four or five days for Canadian importers to get their cargo off ships but Mr. Sulsky said delays of up to six weeks have been common since the strike. His has cabled TranFv.c-t Minister Don Jamie- son :o replies are best de- scribe: nebulous, he said. "They tell us not to panic. All we suggest is that as Canadian taxpayers and with the Cana- dian economy stressed to Ihe point it is, we should be given preference in a Canadian port. "The situation has become outlandish. An American union is on strike and it is the Cana- dian consumer and the Cana- dian economy which is suffer- ing." Bad-risk driver plan announced VICTORIA (CP) A pro- vincial automobile insurance exchange to handle drivers who are bad risks was announced here by Attorney General Les- lie Peterson. He said all insurance com- panies operating in the prov- ince will lie required to insure drivers assigned lo them by the exchange. Legislation to set up Ihe exchange was passed at this year's legislative session. He said premiums will be higher for the acceptance of assigned risks, but will be sub- ject to review by the British Columbia Automobile In- surance Board, which will reg- ulate the exchange. Peppard sued for divorce LOS ANGELES (Renter) Film star George Peppard, 42, A'as sued in Superior Court for livorcc by his wife, aelress Klizabclh Ashley, :12, on Ihe grounds of "irreconcilable dif- iercnccs." TRAIN STOPPED Chief Harry Dickie takes firm stand at barricade erected across Pacific Great Eastern, Railway tracks near Fort Nelson, B.C. A work train was hailed on reserve land by Indians demanding settlement for use of the right-of-way. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LA' S: I was very much interested in the letter from the moH (he 18-year-old boy who was having an affair wilh the rir-old woman next door. The boy s mother was not only at tire neighbor but furious with her husband. When she sold Mm what his son was doing he replied, "It's better lhan fooling around with a dumb 15- year-old. The boy goes away to college soon. He needs some experience." In my opinion the father was right on both counts. Forty-five years ago, when I >ras 16, I had a similar ex- perience. A 34-year-old widow who lived downstairs in my mother's apartment house offered lo help me with my home- work. After my third visit she seduced me. My mother found out about it, went to the woman, thanked her and lowered her rent a month. If all mothers were as wise as mine we wouldn't have so many kids in trouble today. Why don't you spearhead a drive for belief sex education via the Experienced-Older- Woman-Tutor System? It would be a public service, not only for the young boys who would profit from the experience, but for the young girls who should be let alone. It would also bene- fit the older women who are divorced, widowed or married to men who are incajsefec-d, lazy or busy. G.T.A. DEAR G.T.A.: Sorry, but I'm too busy right now to spear- head anything. Furthermore, I can think of a few people off- hand who might not go along on the public service aspect" of your plan. DEAR ANN LANDERS: You once wrote in your column, "Everybody can learn from somebody." It is with this in mind that I write to you. I have been a cleaning woman for 22 years and I have learned something that many well edu- cated, college trained people don't know. I have discovered a 100 per cent foolproof way to tell if people have money. Look in their broom closets. Rich people have beat-up, worn-out vacuum sweepers, so ancient that parts are no longer available.Their floor mops shed all over because they are worn to shreds. Their wax- era don't work and their wiping cloths and sponges are full of holes. Rich people think they are saving money by hanging onto crummy appliances and worn-out junk. They are wrong. A cleaning woman can get the place twice as lidy in half the time if she has modern, functional equipment. When will those dumbbells with the six-figure bank accounts and the 1931 junk wake up? Tired of Working With Relics DEAR TIRED: Hopefully when they read this. Are you awake out there, ladies? Check your broom closels and if you need new equipment, get it. DEAR ANN LANDERS: In one of the doctor columns in the paper I read that it is not possible for a doctor to tell on examination whether a woman has had a baby. Several months ago you said just the opposite. Your answer was given as one of the reasons a girl should not try to cover up the fact that she has had an out-of-wedlock child when she marries. How about a little more research? Either you are wrong or the doctor is. Who is it? San Fran Nit-Picker DEAR S. F.: I'm right. I triple-checked with three O.B.- Gyn specialists and they tell me that in 99 cases out of 100, the physician can determine whether or not a woman has had a child. If she had a Caesarean section the scar is evident. If the birth was by natural delivery the cervical opening is larger and sometimes fissured. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a 21-year-old girl nervous wreck might: lie belter description. I don't need a lecture on morals. I know where I went wrong. What I need to know now is how to get my mother off my back. I am five months pregnant and I took it. T do not want In keep this child for a lot. of reasons, the main one being that the father is already married and has told me he can prove in court if necessary that I had several other lovers. I'm ashamed to say he could do it. 1 want to go to a home for unwed mothers and put this child up for adoption. My mother is begging me to keep the baby. She says God has sent this child to replace the one she lost 15 years ago. What she doesn't realize is that the father is black. If she knew it she would tell my dad and he'd kill me. He is so prejudiced he's like insane. Should I tell her the truth so she will leave me alone? The woman is driving me crazy. Cornered In Kitchener DEAR C.: I gather from your letter that you've been a fairly busy girl. Since you've had several lovers, there's a good chance that you yourself oould not swear to the paternity of the expected child. So keep qmct and check Into n home as soon as possible. Give in or lose Mm when a guy gives you this line, look out! For tips on how lo handle the super sex salesman, check Ann lenders. her booklet, "Necking And Pet- ting What Arc The Send your request lo Ann Landers in care of your newspaper, enclosing 50 cents in coin and R long, stamped, selt-jctdrcssed envelope. Smallwood has a full slate Sykes case or courts Leitch CALGARY (CP) Attorney- General Merv Leitch says the courts are the proper arbiter of the validity of Mayor Rod Sykes' listing his occupation as mayor on the Oct. 13 civic elec- ion ballot. "In my view it is wrong for the attorney-general to express an opinion now on what the words in the legislation intend >eeause really that is the func- ion of the Mr. Leitch said in a telephone interview rom {Tdmonton. City returning officer Harry Sales, ba.ced on an independent egal opinion, has ruled that Mr. Sykes may list his occu- pation as mayor. The dispute arose during nominations filing when the city solicitor said the mayor couldn't list "mayor" as his occupation. Mayor Sykes, a former char- Bred accountant, says the po- sition "is the only occupation I have." By ED WALTERS ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) With candidates nominated in all 41 dislricls, Premier Joseph Smallwood's Liberal party has completed major preparations for the provincial general elec- tion which most Newfound- landers expect will be held be- fore the end of October. The progressive Conserva- tives have yet to choose candi- dales in five districts, including three where no dates have been set for nominating conventions. Conservatives have been nom- inated in 36 districts while Ihe New Democratic Party which has never elected a candidate in Newfoundland, has fielded 10. Tom Burgess, independent member for Labrador West in the present house, will contest the district for the new Labra- dor party, which he founded. David Owens in St. John's Centre is the sole independent candidate so far. Only Premier Smallwood knows when the election will be held and he is not expected to give more than the statutory 21 days' notice. In theory, Mr. Smallwood could announce an election for Nov. 29, the day before the fifth anniversary of the opening of the present legislature, but this is believed unlikely. November elections in 1951 and 1962 were each held in the third years of the governments five-year term. The last election was Thurs- day, Sept. 8, 1966, and resulted in the sixth consecutive victory for Mr. Smallwood since he led Newfoundland into Confedera- tion in 1949. The Liberals won 39 of the 42 seats, but defections, retire- ments and death have cut gov- ernment strength to 25 mem- bers. One John's is the Liberal candidate in Twillingate, opposing Con- servative John Loveridge and Rod Wooiridge of the New Dem- ocralic Party. Both Mayor Adams and Mayor Murphy were appointed ministers-withoul-portfolio last month. One report from Twillingate said Conservative party mem- bers in the northeast coast is- land community temporarily joined the Liberal party to help Mr. Adams win the nomination over local Liberal hopefuls. EXPLAIN SWITCH The report said Twillingale Conservatives made the tempo- rary switch because they be- lieved it would be easier lor Mr. Loveridge to defeat Mr. Adams in the election lhan a local Lib- eral. Dr. Hubert Kilchen, who was appointed educalion minister in August after his expulsion from Ihe Conservative party for hold- ing a private meeting with Ihe premier in 1970, is the Liberal candidate in Harbour Grace. His Conservative opponent is Harold Gosse, an area business- man. A. J. (Ank) Murphy, Conserv- ative member for St. John's Centre and his party's house leader in the present legisla- Stories bigger than ever as sourdoughs swap Association suspends operations CALGARY (CP) The Cal- gary Welfare Rights Associa- tion has decided to suspend op- erations for the next six months because of restrictions imposed by Ottawa. The association's board of di- rectors made the move while agreeing to subcontract the Calgary Community Institute to carry out a re-evaluation, education and social mobiliza- tion program. The group will ask the federal government for continued funds to finance the subcontract. Main reason for the decision, the association says, was be- cause of a letter from Brian J. Iverson, director of welfare grants division in the depart- ment of national health and welfare. The letter said funds would be withheld unless the association ceased publishing in its newsletter "unethical .it- tacks" on specific social work- ers, reviewed the possibility of making its paid staff "com- pletely and form- ed an official liaison with the provincial department of social ____ .._ first approached Ottawa a year ago for funds we made it clear we would be involved in many controversial said Phil Lalonde, as sociation staff member. "Ottawa agreed there would be no conditions ever attached to our receiving funds. They have now gone back on their word." 'Genesis oldest yet STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) The "genesis rock" brought back from the moon by Apollo 15 astronauts is the oldest rock brought back so far, but not as old as the moon itself, scientists at Hie State University of New York at. Stony Brook said today. They said the rock is about 4.15 billion years old, 150 million years older than the oldest rook brought back previously. The astronauts and United States space agency scientists had hoped that the rock might have come from the original lunar crust, which is believed lo be about 4.6 billion years old based on meteorite evidence. returns two members. There now are sevei. ConserV' atives, seven vacancies, two in- dependent Liberals and one in- dependent. SMALLWOOD WILL STICK The premier, who will be 71 Christmas Eve, said recently he would serve the full five-year term if re-elected. He said he would retire with the calling of the following elec- tion, apparently in 19V6. Mr Smallwood, who won Humber West for the Liberals in 1966, will contest Placenta East. The PC candidate is William Patterson, a political nev comer. Mayor Noel Murphy of Corner Brook, a former Progressive Conservative who was defeatec by Liberal Clyde Wells in Hum- ber East in the last election, is Liberal candidate in Humber West, opposing Frank Moores Conservative party leader, and James Walsh of the NDP. DOESN'T HOLD SEAT Mr. Moores does not hold a seat in the present house and said recently he planned to re- sign as member of before the election. John C. Crosbie, a former for Bonavista-Trinity-Conception Liberal cabinet minister who joined the Conservatives earlier this year, will run in his presen district of St. John's Wes against Alma Badcock, a long time Liberal party worker. Mr. Crosbie's millionaire busi nessman brother, Andrew, wa appointed earlier this month a Liberal campaign chairman. Among other prominents Mayor W. G. Adams of St development. ''When we SEATTLE (AP) The hair s getting thinner but the stares are bigger than ever as pioneers gather for the Inter- lational Sourdough Reunion o swap stories about life in he gold rush boom towns of Alaska and the Yukon at the turn of the century. Charles Fyfe, 68, remem- bers the tune he put a box with a million dollars in money and securities on a wooden sidewalk that was loating through down town Dawson in tile Yukon to keep it out of the flood waters. He later took the money and bank records home to dry in his kitchen. Now a resident of Fort Langley, B.C., Fyfe managed branches of the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Daw- son, Whitehorse and British Columbia cities. Peter Jensen, 96, now a res- ident of Bremerton, Wash., remembers walking across a -glacier in 1912 to get to a new gold field at Chisana, in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska. There were thousands when the sourdoughs held their first reunion here in 1929. Only 25 to 30 are on hand for this year's four day meeting. WAS START FOR BREAD The sourdoughs took their name from the yeast dough they kept on hand from year to year to make bread, pan- cakes and bannock. With a small pot of sourdough, a sack of flour, a bag of beans and some tea a prospector could make it through the winter. There were three gambling halls, three dance halls and 13 saloons in Valdez, Alaska, when Harry Schultz, who ad- mils to being "past set- tled there around 1916. "If you didn't show up at every saloon every night, they came to see if you were he recalls. Eva Axelsen was horrified when she got off the boat as a new bride and found herself in the mining camp of Chatan- ika, near Fairbanks. "Our house had canvas walls that kept blowing and I was seasick for days after I got off the boat." Mrs. Axelsen remembers the all-night dances when the women brought the food, the men brought the beer and Forest fires bill spirals in Alberta EDMONTON cos of fighting forest fires in Alber ta this year is estimated at "the department of land and forests said today. This is expected lo increas "by about million more b the end of the fire season, said Chuck Hagland, depar ment information officer. To dale 844 fires have burn ed more than acres. Another round for Rhodesia i I SALISBURY (Renter) Lov Goodman, Britain's chief Rho desia negotiator, arrived toda for another round in the currcn series of talks aimed at settlin the six-year-old Anglo-Rhod< sian independence dispute. The lawyer is leading a four man team of experts on Rhode sia who are expected to wasl no time in resuming negotia lions with the breakaway Rho desian government which wcr suspended in a stalemate jus over Iwo months ago. The question of block rule re mains the major outstandin problem. It has bogged down a previous attempts io resolve tli complicated constitutional dis pule. Rhodesia seized indepcndenc In 1965. J "the guys from the mess house played the fiddle and harmonica." "When there were 20 women in a town with 200 or 300 men, it didn't matter if you could dance or not, you had a good she recalls. More Canadian papers desired n Peking: Sharp OTTAWA (CP) Externa Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said today the governmen would like lo see more Cana dian newspapers represented in j However, this was a matter or the Chinese government, he added. He was replying in the Com- mons to Jack Mclntosh (PC- Swift Current-Maple Creek) who asked when The Canadian Press and other media would be able send representatives to Pe- eing. Mr. Sharp said Canada talked :o China about this matter both i jefore and after the exchange of diplomatic missions. I Mr. Mclntosh suggested that the Chinese have breached the agreement on recognition. Mr. Sharp said there are no documents except for the ex- change of missions. Apry star dies ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) Country and western entei-tain- er Charles M. (S mo key) Pleacher, 50, died here after an extended illness. He had been associated with the Grand Ole Opry. ure, was cliosen as candidate n his home riding. St. John's jusinessman Leonard Levitz is he Liberal candidate. Gerald Otlenheimer, who re- signed as PC leader in Novem- returned lo politics to contest St. Mary's against Lib- eral Michael Maher former edi- or of debates in the legislature. There seem lo be no major is- sues, although the lives continue an attack on th. government's economic and iu- dustrial development policies. OPPOSED AID John Crosbie, who quit Js health minister in 1968 in disa- greement wilh government aid for a oil refinery to sit as an independent Liberal, now is the Conservative's chief economic spokesman. Among his favorite targets are the oil refinery under con- struction at Come by Chance, a linerboard mill at backed by provincial government guarna- an arrangement with a Swiss-based company to ex- pand a S15 million shipyard at Marystown into a fa- cility for building vessels. For the last three years, Mr. Crosbie and most other opposi- tion members have hammered at the same theme Premier Smallwood, who often travelled by the old means in the Confederation campaign, today has a rented mobile home, complete with telephone and cook, in which he plans to visit about 36 districts during the campaign. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5447 Question: Can Armco Buildings be built without columns... and to what size? YES.... we can provide a building with no columns ...up to 120 ft. wide for maximum space a height of 24 ft. PRESTIGE BUILDERS LTD. DEElGH COUNSEL, PREPARATION COMPLETE: CONSTRUCTION FINANCING ASSISTANCE 7032 Farrell Road, Calgary 27 Phone 252-5535 AUTHORIZED DEALER Armco ARMCO Building f Systems J1 eo_ _ 3sseoch omdafon of The Foundation is open to review applications relating to projects in respect of research in the following areas: 1. 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