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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETMBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, September 19, 1970 Birth Control Agent Acts After Conception NEW YORK (AP) Scicn lists reported promising experi- mental work today on a new birth control agent-one that would be used only once month, when the woman be- lieves she's pregnant. The research was described as preliminary, but a U.S. fam- ily planning expert said the agent may be close to the "ulti- mate" family planning meth- ods. The agent is one of a remark- able series of chemicals called prostaglandins, hormone-like fatty substances found widely in human and animal tissue. Prostaglandins have an incre- dible range of effects, and re- searchers say they may find medical uses in therapeutic abortion, inducement of labor and in contrast to their birth- control potential, as a treatment for male sterility. The versatile chemicals also may find uses in the treatment of ulcers, blood-pressure prob- lems, asthma and even nasal decongestion. The newest report on prostag- landins came from Dr. Sultan M. M. Karim of Makerere Uni- versity at Kampala, Uganda, to an international meeting on the subject held by the New York Academy of Sciences. 12 TRY DRUG Dr. Karim reported that pros- taglandin has been given to 12 women who had missed their menstrual period for from two to seven days. The chemical is in tablet form and inserted in the vagina. It produced a nor- mal period in 11 of the presum- ably pregnant women. Preg- nancy was confirmed in eight of them. There have been only minor side effects, he said, and the chemical seems to leave the body after affecting the uterus. goes home. Dr. Karim One tablet is Inserted In the morning in the bospitnl, another four hours later, and (he woman said prostaglan- dins offer the possibility of self administration and may only need use at the time of a late menstrual period, statistically three to four times a year. Dr. Reimert Ravenholf, direct- or of [he office of population for the U.S. Agency for Interna- tional Development, told a news conference the Ideal means of family planning is a chemicai rather than a mechanical device that is not toxic and acts after conception. "This is very, very close to the ultimate fertility he said. "It allows the woman to control fertility completely through the exercise of hind- sight." None of scientists would say when such an agent might go on the market, if it does. Dolores Hart Takes Voiv To Never Leave Monastery BETHLEHEM. Conn. (AP) Dolores Hart, a for- mer actress who left Holly- wood in 19G3 for the se- cluded life of a Benedictine HALE 307 6lh St. S. Faces Trial For Rape CALGARY (CP) Ralpl: Hempfer, 26, of Calgary was committed at the end of a closed preliminary hearing Fri- day for trial in Alberta Su- preme Court on a charge ol rape. Hempfer is also charged with non capital murder in the slaying Aug. 8 of Mary Jane Hoshowski, 21, formerly of Nel- son, B.C. A preliminary hear- ing into that charge was set for Sept. 25. The rape charge was laid after an attack on a 10-year-old girl July 18. RUFFLED SENSES BUDAPEST (AP) Nude photographs accompanying a 20-page article on SCT in a Com- munist youth journal stirred the wrath of Hungary's Communist )arty. The official party paper Vepszabadsag charged the 'oungsters with publishing 'sexy and sadistic stuff to ruffle .he senses." nun. Look her final Friday in a rustic chapsl here. "I did not leave Holly- wood as a disillusioned per- Mother Dolores said in a statement distributed after the three-hour cere- mony. "I loved the enter- tainment industry, and there I found the living God in the honest of some wonderfid and dedicated people and in the keen awareness it gave me of my relationship with persons everywhere." Mother Dolores also took tlie "vow of enclosure" never to leave the Regina Laudis Monastery again. Regina Laudis is the only cloistered Benedictine mon- astery in the United States and houses 35 nuns. Pollution Peril BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) A University of California zoolo- ist says coastal sea birds are aying soft-shelled, unhatchable ggs with high concentrations of ollutants. Franklin Gress said e found such eggs not only rom pelicans, which other sci- ntisLs say are becoming extinct ecause of chlorinated hydro- arbon residues, but from cor lorants and murres. ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Planning a coiununity event? Then resenrs i.RoUimini Special Events Caravan now. The Caravan, with its public address system irid moirni slats facilities is arailjil! 1m el dirge ty writing to: Promotion Department, Rothmins of Poll Mall Canada Limited, 3403 8th Street Smnh East, Calgary 24, NEW CATHOLIC LEAGUE PRESIDENT 1 p h i g c nic Arscnault ol Charlcttclown, P.E.I., has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. She wns elected during (lie annual meeting of the league which cndc'd Friday in Toronto. Miss Arscnault is commis- sioner of the Prince Edward Island division of the Cana- dian Red Cross Society. She succeeds Mrs. Valentine I'abris of Winnipeg. Hair Dyes Chemical Cancer Link WASHINGTON (AP) A chemical linked to cancer in laboratory animals is a compo- nent of some human hair dyes, the Food and Drug Administra- tion said Friday. Dr. Elizabeth Weisburger, a ctemist at the National Cancer Institute, said that in several experiments the chemical, called caused cancer in animals. Malignancies were produced both through feedings and injecting the substance under the skin, she said. No estimates were available on how many of the approxi- mately 43 grades of permament and semi-permanent dyes con- tained Manufacturers are not re- quired to list components on dye labels. Benson: Peg Dollar Later BRUSSELS (CP) Canadian Finance Minister Benson saie Friday tile Canadian govern ment does not intend lo rcpeg the Canadian dollar at its cur- Jobless Total Takes Dive EDMONTON (CP) Unem- ployment in Alberta dropped 25 per cent during August to people or 3.2 per cent of the labor force, the Alberta Bureau of Statistics said Fri- day. A bureau spokesman said the reduction was larger than normal for this time of year and was caused partly by stu- dents returning to school. During July, people were unemployed or 4.1 per cent of the work force. The rate of unemployment was higher than a year ago when people or 2.2 per cent of the labor force was out of work. The size of the labor force declined from July when a record people were cither working or sraking em- ployment. The labor force August was people. TAKE A BREAK Farmers should take tea ami coffee breaks just like city workers. Most accidents on the farm occur between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between Z p.m. and 4 p.m. rent lugh international-exchange value. Benson told reporters that Canada will adhere for the present lo its announced policy of letting tlie dollar float, as it has since June: 1, above its nom- inal peg rate of 92.5 cents in United States funds. The Canadian dollar reached 99.375 cents in international markets Friday. The dollar will be when it has reached "an appro- priate Benson said, but would not define what that level might be. arriving for next week's world banker's meeting in Copenhagen does not liko the high rate, and did not relish it reaching such a level when the government broke with Interna- tional Monetary Fund preced- ence last spring to let the dollar float. Some reports In the financial community said the Canadian government would repeg the dollar this weekend, in advance of next week's IMF meeting in Copenhagen, at which Canada can expect some strong ism. Benson denied such reports, saying he does not intend to repeg the dollar this weekend, nor in the immediate future. "No decision has been he said. Some observers have iressed concern fhat Canada's loating dollar might be taken as a precedent for other coun- rics in exchange difficulties to duck out from the IMF's regi- men that currencies should be kept within one per cent of their peg rale. Benson said most olher coun- tries recognized that Canada's situation is. extraordinary, with a sustained high level of exports lo Europe and big demand for Canadian dollars to invest in Canada. This has occurred even at a time when unemployment is high and the economy has been slackening in Canada. )Ic predicted that unemploy- ment will ease and the economy generally will move forward significantly after the end of 1970. Important interest rates already have moved down in Canada, but much of Canada's future depends on (he perform- ance of the U.S. economy. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club Get Acquainted Fun Night Monday p.m., Southminster Hall Lethbridge Civic Lawn Bowling Club Annual Meeting Monday p.m., Club Rooms Scots' Committee St. Andrew's Church White Heather Concert Tuesday 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre Lelhbridge Association for Mentally Retarded '71 Fashions in Fords and Furs Wednesday p.m., Yates Centre St. Patrick's CWL Desert Bridge and Whist Party Wednesday 2 and 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Church Hall Duplicate Bridge Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m. Unit Last Sunday of. every month p.m. Hamilton Junior High School Round Dance Reviews Square and Round Dancers Welcome Wednesday p.m. St. Augustine's Parish. Hall Women please take box lunch Ladies Pemmican Club Annual Bake Sale and Tea Saturday 2-5 p.m., Club Rooms Lethbridge Old Time Dance Association Saturday p.m. Assumption School Southminster Circle Square Dance Club Regular Dance Saturday p.m. Southminster Hall Women Please Take Box Lunch Minus One Club Dance Saturday 9 p.m., Polish Hall Fort Macleod Square Dancers Round Dance Practice, 8 p.m. Square Dance p.m. Monday, Elementary School RCMP Arrest 2 FAIRVIEW (CP) RCMP took two men into custody and were searching for a third man following a shooting incident in this northwestern Alberta com- munity early Friday. Police said shotgun blasts were fired at two houses and into the headlights of a car be- longing to Gerald Fitzpatrick, a homeowner who pursued the fleeing gunmen. Pat Cole of Drayton Valley and Craig Daniels of Calgary were charged in connection with the shooting and with theft. Police said they were search- Air Piracy Talks Set For Sept. 29 James Campbell of who faces identical ing for Calgary, charges. Fairview is 325 miles north- west of Edmonton. MONTREAL (CP) Propos- als to stop air piracy by sus- pending air services to nations which aid or harbor hijackers were postponed Friday for dis- cussion Sept. 29 by the govern- ing council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. John A. Volpe, United States secretary of transport repre- senting President Nixon had called for the. "new and drastic action" of a multilateral boycott of any state that: for "international blackmail purposes" passengers and crew of any aircraft that las been unlawfully seized; failure to extradite or n-osecute persons responsible for such a seizure for international blackmail. And Canada resurrected a proposal, turned down at ICAO in June by the U.S. and other countries, urging similar action on a bilateral level of agree- ments between various nations rather than through a treaty binding on many nations. But several delegates on the 27-member council said their governments had not yet au- thorized them to act on tlie pro- posals and the council agreed to the Sept. 29 meeting at ICAO's Montreal headquarters. Mr. Volpe told a news confer- The best tobacco moneys can buy WEIGHT WATCHERS. Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. El RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Truj) only Ins original Waleherj ITM) lo wolen weight. Hundreds of thousands have done it successfully. You can, loot REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 ence immediately after the council meeting he was "happy" that ICAO has moved speedily on the proposals but warned that the U.S. reserved "the right to take unilateral ac- tion." He said he hoped for an ICAO decision Sept. 29 and the U.S. would not take "any arbitrary action" before ICAO has a chance to do. something. ICAO is a technical and legal organization with 119 member nations of which 27 are chosen to sit on the council for three- year terms. ISRAEL OBSERVES Observers at Friday's meet- ing came from Israel, Switzer- land and Algeria, all non-mem- bers of the council, as well as the International Federation of Ah- Line Pilots Associations, the International Air Transport As- sociation representing airlines, and the International Transport Workers Federation, The U.S. wants to Have tlie boycott proposals included as clauses in international treaties. A draft ICAO treaty on "un- lawful seizure" is to be dis- cussed by a diplomatic confer- ence at The Hague in December and possibly opened for signing bv nations. 'ICAO legal experts are also scheduled to meet in London at the end of this month to discuss and prepare a second treaty on sabotage and armed attacks, which, if ready in time, could also go before The Hague con- ference. PRIME MINISTERIAL PROFILES Former Prime Min- ister John Diefenbalcer's "surprise" 75lh-birthday parly Friday on Parliament Hill produced this trio of famoui Canadian profiles. Prime Minister Trudeau and former prime minister tester Pearson were both present to offer their congratulations. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE ZERO AT A'OON Interest on Savings Accounts Interest on Free Chequing Accounts FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST LETHBRIDGE 309 7th ST. S. PHONE 328-5548 Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lclhbridee, Medicine Hat, Montreal Jimi Heiiclrix Mom-lied By Musicians NEW YORK (AP) "He was a good friend of mine and I will miss singer Janis Joplin said when told of gui- tarist Jimi Hendrix's death in London Friday. And she cried. Rock musicians mourned the loss of a rare talent and a brilliant guitarist. British musician John May- all called Hendrix's contribu- tion "monumental." Hendrix, 27, was found in a coma in a London apartment rented by 23-year-old Minika Dannermann, a beautiful Ger- man blonde. A post-mortem examination was scheduled today, followed by a coroner's inquest, probably Monday. TOOK SLEEPING TABLETS Eric Burdon, former leader singer with the group called the Animals and a friend of Jlendrix, said: "All I know is that he had taken some sleep- ing tablets." Paul Simon of Simon and G-arfunkcl said: "He was real good. You can't measure those things. There's no sum- mation at the end. People like him. I don't want to think too much about it. It already brought me down for the day" Hendrix was born In Seattle, Wash. He oflen visited Van- couver to sec his grand- mother, a full-blooded Chero- kee Indian. SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET 7.1 4fi 78 40 69 39 69 34 58 34 70 45 66 37 65 36 68 41 61 38 69 40 .ledicine Hat Pincher Creek Edmonton..... Banff........ Calgary....... Peace River Grande Prairie Penticton....... 68 41 .11 Prince George .61 38 .07 Kamloops Vancouver..........06 Prince Albert 74 40 Saskatoon...... 77 45 Moose Jaw.....01 56 Thompson...... 50 40 North Bay...... 59 45 Regina..........79 47 Winnipeg........ 79 53 Toronto 61 50 .05 49 Montreal G3 48 63 40 58 45 51 52 75 64 84 79 60 Quebec St. John's Halifax New York Miami Los Angeles..... 60 58 San Francisco 64 54 Las Vegas........96 70 FORECASTS Leilibridge Medicine Hal Todny and Sunday: sun- ny except for isolated after- noon showers. Winds at times W20 and gusty. Lows 40 -Jo, highs (5-10. Kootcnay, Columbia To- day, mostly cloudy with a few showers. Sunday: sunny with cloudy periods and a few show- ers in the afternoon. Highs to- day and Sunday 55 to 60 in tlie Columbia and Kootenay East district and near 65 in the Koo- enay West district. Lows near 40 to 45. At a Savings Thali what you gel wllh Behlen Heel buildings, BeMen Curve! a economy king. Utility in 38' to 68' jufy .Behli widlhi. Heavy duly lor grain iloragt (i 10' wide, llroightwall givei more elbow with added strength 754" cor- igdlion. Ulilily model and grain llorage model both in 39' and 52' widlhl. Town and Country has flaf roof. Ideal For gar. age, loo] ihop, milking parlor.. 3" corruga- tion, galvanized or plastic color coal- ing. Come in loon for full inform- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulls Highway LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL A3 AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are reported bare and in (jood driving con- dition. The Logan Pass Is now open 24 hours daily. This road has been ploughed and sanded. POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulls 24 hours: Carway 6 a.m. lo 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 8 to 5 p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 21 hours; PorthiU-flykcrls 8 a.m. lo midnight, Chief Mountain closed. ;