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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September 11, 1971 THE HERALD 9 Dioxins study begins OTTAWA (CP) Federal au- thorities have launched a study lo determine exposure of hu- mans lo 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. Khcra and Dr. J. A. Rud- dick of the federal food and drug directorate showed thai four mierograms per kilogram of body weight was lethal to the unborn of pregnant rals. 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 o! margarines and six of vegetable oils nor in the tissues of two accident victims. Dr. Ruddick estimated in an interview lhat a woman would have lo 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 the situation borders on being disas- trous, Ben Sulsky, president of the Canadian Textiles Import- ers' Association, said Friday. Mr. Sulsky, president of Des- Iro Enterprises, a Montreal- based importer of women's knit- wear and Sivimwear, said: "It's so bad, almost unreal. Canadian importers are getling the short end of the stick." The strike which began July 11 has tied up Pacific ports from San Diego lo Seattle and U.S. cargo is being directed to Vancouver. Mr. Sulsky said U.S. cargo is being given priorily 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 Trans7.. Minister Don Jamie- son :i replies are best de- scrilxv- nebulous, he said. "They tell us not to panic. All we suggest is lhat as Canadian taxpayers and with the Cana- dian economy stressed lo the 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 Ihe 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 Altorney General Les- lie Peterson. He said all insurance com- panies operating in Ihe prov- ince will be required lo insure drivers assigned lo them by Ihe exchange. Lcgislalinn to set up Ihe exchange was passed at this year's legislative session. He said premiums will be higher lor the acceptance of assigned risks, but will be sub- ject lo review by Ihc British Col umb in Aiilomohilc In- surance Hoard, which will reg- ulate the exchange. Peppard sued for divorce LOS ANGELES (Renter) Film star George Peppard, 42, ivns sued in Superior Court for livorcc by liis wife, aclrcss Elizabeth Ashley, on Ihc gmuiKls of "irreconcilable dif- ferences." 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 halted on reserve land by Indians demanding settlement for use of the righl-of-way. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LA' S: I was very much interested in the letter from the mot-! the boy who was having an affair with the ir-old woman next door. The boy's mother was not only it tire neighbor but furious with her husband. When she lold him what his son was doing he replied, "It's beller lhan fooling around with a dumb 15- year-old. The boy goes away lo college soon. He needs some experience." In my opinion the father was right on both counts. Forty-five years when I .ras 16, I had a similar ex- perience. A 34-year-old widow who lived downstairs in my mother's apartment htmse offered lo help me with my home- work. Afler my Uiird visil she seduced me. My mother found out about it, went to (he woman, thanked her and lowered her rent ?10 a monlh. If all mothers we.re as wise as mine we wouldn't have so many kids in trouble today. Why don't you spearhead a drive for betler 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 wlio are divorced, widowed or married to men who are 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 leam 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 thai many well edu- cated, college trained people don't know. I have discovered a 100 per cent foolproof way lo tell if people have money. Look in their broom closcls. Rich people have beat-up, worn-out vacuum sweepers, so ancient that parts are no longer available.Their floor mops shed all over because rhey are worn to shreds. Their wax- ers 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 tidy in half the time if she has modem, functional equipment. When will those dumbbells with the six-figure bank accounts and the 1931 junk wake up? Tired of Working With Heb'cs DEAR TIRED: Hopefully when they read this. Are you awaie out IJiere, ladies? Check your broom closets and if you need new equipment, get il, DEAR ANN LANDERS: In one of Ihe 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.: 1'nr right. I triple-checked with three O.B.- specialists and 'hey (ell 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 belter description. I don't need a lecture on morals. I know where I went wrong. What I need lo know now is how to get my mother off my back. I am five months pregnant and I look il. T do not want In keep this child lor a lot of reasons, the main one being lhat the father is already married and has lold me he can prove in court if mressary that I several other lovers. I'm ashamed to say he could do I want to fjo to a home for unwed m'olhcrs and put this child up for adoplion. My mother is begguig me lo keep the baby. She God has sent this child to replace the one she lost 15 years ago. What she doesn't reali7c is that the father is black. If she knew it she would Icll my dad awl he'd kill me. He is so prejudiced he's like insane. Should I lell her the trulh so she will leave me alone? The woman is driving me crazy. Cornered In Kilchcrcr DEAR C.: 1 gather from your letter that you've been a fairly busy girl. Since you've hfld several lovers, (here's a Rood chance that you yourself wuld not swear to the paternity of the expected child. So keep quiet and check into n home as soon as possible. (live in or hsc Win when a piy gives you this line, look out! For lips cm how lo hnndle the super sex salesman, check Ann I.imlers. Real her booklet, "Necking And Pet- ling What Arc The Send your request lo Ann Lnnclcrs in care of your newspaper, enclosing 50 cents in coin and ft long, sLimped, self-dddrcised envelope. Sykes ease for courts Leitch CALGARY (CP) Attorney- General Merv Leilch says the courts are the proper arbiter of the validily of Mayor Rod Sykes' listing his occupation as mayor on the Oct. 13 civic elec- tion ballot. "fn my view it is wrong for the attorney-general to express an opinion now on what the words in the legislation intend because really that is the func- tion of the Mi'. Leitch said in a telephone interview from Fdmonton. City returning officer Harry Sales, bafed on an independent legal opinion, has ruled that Mr. Sykes may list his occu- pation as mayor. The dispute arose during nominations filing when the cily solicitor said the mayor couldn't list "mayor" as his occupation. Mayor Sykes, a former char- tered accountant, says the po- sition "is the only occupation I have." Smallwood has a full slate Association suspends operations CALGAHY (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 cany out a re-evaluation, education and social mobiliza- tion program. The group will ask Uie 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 development. "When we first approached Ottawa a year ago for funds we made it clear we would be involved in many controversial said Pliil Lalonde, as- sociation staff member. "Ottawa agreed there would be no conditions ever attached lo cur receiving funds. They have now gone back on their ivord." By ED WALTERS ST. JOHN'S, Nfld (CP) With candidates nominated in all 41 districts, 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 lo choose candi- dates in five districts, including three where no dates have been set for nominating conventions. Conservatives have been nom- inated in 36 districts while the 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 S rn a 11 w o o d knows when the election will be held and he is not expected t give more than the statutory 2 days' notice. In theory, Mr. Smallwooi could announce an election fo Nov. 29, the day before (lie fifth anniversary of the opening o the present legislature, but this is believed unlikely. November elections in 195 and 1962 were each held in thi third years of the government'; five-year term. The last election was Thurs day, Sept. 8, 1966, and resulted in the sixth consecutive victory for Mr. Smallwood since he lee Newfoundland into Confedera tion in 1949. The Liberals won 39 of the 4: seats, but defections, retire- ments and death have cut gov eminent sLrength to 23 mem bers. One Main- 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 1976. Mr. Smallwood, who won Humber West for the Liberals in 1966, will contest Placentia East. The PC candidate is William Patterson, a political new comer. Mayor Noel Murphy of Corner Brook, a former Progressive Conservative who was defeated 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 seat in the present house and said recently he planned to re- sign as member of Parliament before the election. John C. Crosbie, a former for BonavisU-Trinity-Conception Liberal cabinet minister who joined the Conservatives earlier this year, will run in his presen' district of St. John's West against Alma Badcock, a long- time Liberal party worker. Mr. Crosbie's millionaire busi nessman brother, Andrew, was appointed earlier this month as Liberal campaign chairman. Among other prominents, John's is the Liberal candidate in Twillingate, opposing Con- servative John Loveridge and Hod of the New Dem- ocratic Party. Both Mayor Adarrs and Mayor Murphy were appointed ministers-without-porlfolio last month. One report from Twillingate said Conservative party mem- bers in the northeast coast is- 1 a n d com.munity temporarily joined (lie Liberal party to help Mr. Adams -win the nomination over local Liberal hopefuls. EXPLAIN SWITCH The report said Twillingate Conservatives made the tempo- rary switch because they be- lieved it would be easier lor Mr. Lovcridge lo defeat Mr. Adams in the election lhan a local Lib- eral. Dr. Hubert Kitchen, who was appointed education minister in August alter his expulsion from the Conservative party for hold- ing a private meeting with the 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 yarns Mayor G. Adams of St. Forest fires spirals in Alberta EDMONTON cost of fighting forest fires ill Alber- ta this year is estimated at "the department of lands and forests said today. This is expected to increase "by about million more by the end of the fire said Chuck Hagland, dcpart- menl information officer. To date 844 fires have burn- ed more than acres. Another round for Rhodesia 'Genesis oldest yd, STONY BROOK, N.Y. (Al'l The "genesis rock" brought back from the moon by Apollo 15 astronauts is Hie oldest rock brought back so far, but not as old as the moon itself, scientists at Ihe Stale University of New York nl. Stony Brook said today. They said the rock is about 4.15 billion years old, ISO million years older lhan the oldest rock brought back previously. The astronauts and Unilcd SUilcs space acency scientists had hoped thai the rock might have come from (he original lunar crust, which is believed to bo about 4.C billion years old bused on meteorite evidence. j SALISBURY (Renter) Lord Goodman, Brilain's chief Rho- desia negotiator, arrived today for another round in (lie current series of talks aimed at settling Ihe six-year-old Anglo-Hhode- sian independence dispute. The lawyer is leading a four- man team of experts on Rhode- sia who are expected lo waslc no lime in resuming negolia- lions wilh the hi-eflknwfly Rho- desian government which wore suspended in a slafemale just over two monlhs ago. The question o[ blnck rule re- mains Hie major outstanding problem. 11 has bogged down nil previous allempls io resolve the complicated cniislilulinn.il dis- pute ntxidcsia seized independence In 1365. SEATTLE (AP) The hair is getting thinner but the stores are bigger than ever as pioneers gather for the Inter- national Sourdough Reunion to swap stories about life in Llie gold rush boom towns of Alaska and the Yukon at the turn of the century. Charles Fyfe, 68, remem- bers the time he put a box with a million dollars in money and securities on a wooden sidewalk that was floating through down town Dawson in the 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., Fyfc managed branches of the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Daw- son, Whitehorse and British Columbia cities. Peter 96, now a res- ident of Bremerton, remembers walking across a glacier in 1912 to get to a new gold field at Chisana, in the Wrartgell Mountains of Alaska. There were thousands when the sourdoughs held their first reunion here in 1929. Only 25 to W are on hand for this year's four day meeting. WAS STAKT 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 Ito-ee gambling halls, three dance halls and 13 saloons in Valdez, Alaska, when Harry Schmiz, who ad- mils to being "pasl set- tled there around 1916. "If you didn't show up at every saloon every nighl, 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 Melsen remembers the all-night dances when Ihe women brought the food, the men brought the beer and "the girys 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 in Peking; Sharp OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said today [he government would like to see more Cana- dian newspapers represented in Peking. However, this was a matter for 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 to send representatives lo Pe- king. Mr. Sharp said Canada talked to China about this malter bolh before and after the exchange of diplomatic missions. 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. lure, was cliosen as candidate ill his home riding. SI. John's businessman Leonard Lcvilz a Ihe Liberal candidate. Gerald Ottenhcimer, who re- signed as PC leader in Novem- ber, 19C9, returned lo politics to contest SI. Mary's against Lib- eral Michael Maher lonner edi- tor of debates in the legislature. There seem lo be no major is- sues, although the lives continue an attack on IK government's economic and in- dustrial development r-olicies. OPPOSED AID John Crosbie, who quit us health minister in I960 in disa- greement with government aid for a oil refinery to sit as an independent Liberal, now is Ihe Conservative's chief economic spokesman. Amorg his favorite largets are Ihe oil refinery under con- slruclion at Come by Chance, a S165-million linerhoard mil] at backed by provincial government guama- an arrangement wilh a Swiss-based company to ex- pand a S15 million shipyard at Marystown into a S60-million 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 renled mobile home, complete wilh telephone and cook, in which he plans to visit about 36 districts during the campaign. Apiy star dies ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) Country and western enteiiain- er Charles M. (S mo key) Pleacher, 50, died here after an extended illness. He had been associated with the Grand Ole Opry. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPIEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. 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