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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE I WASHINGTON (AP) A group of U.S. scientists says llic pesticide DDT fioscs no imminent threat of widespread human sickness or death, but is likely to bring a gradual deterioration ot the environment. The scientists recommended here that use of DDT be ended lor all but public health emergencies. But they stopped siiort of calling for (he immediate ban many environmentalists would like. "DDT and its derivalives arc serious environmental lants and present a substantial tlireat to the quality of human environment a report said to the Environmental Protection Agency said. "There is, therefore, an imminent hazard to human welfare in terms of maintaining healthy desirable flora and fauna in man's the report said. The report was made by DDT i team of scientists named last April by William D. riucltcl-shaus, EPA administrator. STEPS OHDEItEU The EPA, a new agency created last year by the Nixon administration to take charge of environmental problems, was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals here last January to take steps for banning DDT. As part of the tega] humai permitting chemical companies to challenge such orders, Ruck-clshaus appointed a team of scientists to study the DDT question. The committee said the amount of DDT used in the United States has been reduced by more than half during the past decade, from about 70 million pounds to 30 million in 1969. "The present reported killer usage level of DDT does not present an imminent hazard to human health in terms of individual bodily functions and the committee said. A spokesman for the Environmental Defence Fund, Inc., which had helped initiate lawsuits against Ilia government for a DDT ban, said the report's conclusions were ambiguous. "It still leaves whether DDT is legally an imminent, hazard to he said. CUltllS SELECTIVE Selective curbs have been levied against DDT the last two years, but the main use of the chemical, for insect control on cotlon, is still permitted by federal regulations. The r e p o r t 's recommendations included: a continued reduction of DDT use at the ralr of recent years; development ol safe alternative chemicals, am' the creation of a panel of by 1973 lo continue checking on it. Also urged was further investigation into polychlori-nated biphenyls. Those chemicals are used widely in industry and recently have occurred as residues in poultry as a result of being leaked into feed. "These substances (PCB) are also widespread environmental pollutants and could have been responsible for some of the re-xirts of the wide distribution DDT in the the :-ommittee said. r.N I'KI'SIDENT Imlo- iloiu'siiin Forritfn Minister Adam Malik was elected jiiTsiiK'iiL (if the -lltli United Nations Gcnorr.l Assembly at HIP opening session. He sue- coeds No; nn Ambassa- dor Edvanl iiamlin ca TORONTO t'CP) Alcan Alu- minium Lid. announced Tues- day il is reducing primary alu- minum production at its Cana- dian smelters by about 60.000 tons n }ear. The 'iTr'i'r'inps will be at Quebec not yet deter- mined, ai-.d will mean loss of jobs for about MO workers. The reductions, effective Oct. 18, will leave Alcan's smelters working at fsiout C5 per cent of capacity, turning cut tors a yea" r.-sLcfirl of peak production ef l.n.'lo.CPH. The minium announced a cut in production In about 90 per ccn. of capacity ir, mid-July. Tuesday's announcement said ?n [al- this year h-nv; K n Uo or (iirce per cent alit-.-id ihe corre- sponrjin; -'1 cf .r. sales have lagged on vicrid markets where ingot supply continues to be ex- cessive in relation to demand, and as a consequence Alcan's inventories of unsold ingot metal have increased during 137'." Alcan's smelter al Kilimat, B.C., is already working at re- duced capacity. station seeks lielp of viewers PEMB1XA. X.D. (CPi The television station in this iiortb era Dakota Community is appealing 10 its Canadian viewers in Manitoba to protes1 proposed Canadian government legislation dealing with adver- tising on United States sta- tions. Manager of .Maiion TV, G 0. Johnson, has ap- pealed directly tf> viewers to write their fcdi-rai MPs to pro- test legislate ;i iTconimendec by the Canadian Radio-Televi- sion Commission. The legislation would amenc the Income Tax Act to pro- hibit Canadian advertisers from continuing to exempt advertis- ing on U.S. stations as a busi- ness In his pleas to viewers Mon- day night, .Air. Johnson said the CRTC rcronvnendalion would put (he U.S. station out of busi- ness minute it came into effect." -Mr. Johnson. said 'JO pel- cent of ihe advertising revenue comes from Canadian advertisers, said under such legislation "any advertiser who cannot claim his advertising ex- pense simply won't advertise on the channel." He said ihe CHTC recom- mendation i.i ''discriminatory, completely unfair sad definite- ly not in the p'.-.blic interest Mr. Johnson said the station "doesn't cost the taxpayer or the citizen one penny, and for those people via can't afford cable it's the wily alternate TV viewing lo Winnipeg televi- sion slat inns Lottery vetoed BOSTON' Gov. Fran- cis KarRKil vetoed a bill to a lollcry. lie paid he v.nnW ,'ippnint a spe- cial nimmi.-su i lo study (.lie proposal. o! ART TiiKn 1'itonun Til 1C II.VI! Po- r.n> imc-ir'niini; the theft -.Mr. is attributed to viiicli were sto- p.. l.nen! building IT v.ri'. .-ibrnad. A ]'ii'i, lire value .nir-ros could pd, lint, said, .u'o cmuinc ,1 v.! iV Of Ii, r'il. ul h- ii -.11 Ihi: I'irh- v.iliic lions of guilders run into mil- Pontiac presents its value story Here are some of the features you'll find on the 1972 Pontiacs. Read about them. Then compare them with others. Stack them up against your own standard of value. Then come in and see the new cars at your Pontiac dealer's, We believe you'll find the real value you've been looking for. You know you can always count on Pontiac to introduce the kind of newness that means something more than just an extra dressing of tinsel. Like Endura, the too-tough-to-be-true front end material, introduced on GTO, yours on every Pontiac Firebird and now available on many LeAians models. They always keep function as well as beauty in mind. This year, on all their full-size models, Pontiac's engineers have turned their attention to the little bumps and bruises of everyday driving life. They've fitted two steel boxes filled with a resilient material between the front bumper and the frame. On minor impact, this material compresses to absorb energy, then returns to its original shape. And the bumper returns to position. In addition, they've provided you with the option of ordering a thick strip of rubber-like material that runs the whole width of both front and rear bumpers to help guard against scratches and dings. So now, when you leave your 1972 full-size Pontiac on its own...it stands a better chance of looking after itself. Of course, every full-size Pontiac offers many other value features. Like double-panel roof construction with a perforated inner panel that helps cut down inside noise. Draft-free, upper level venlilation. Side guard beams in all the doors. Engines designed lo run on no-lead or low-lead gasolines. Power front disc brakes, power steering and, on V8 models, automatic transmission, all standard. Pontiac's trim-size LeMans also has something new and exciting to offer you in 1972. A new luxury series, called, not surprisingly, Luxury LeMans. It has a distinctive new grille, deluxe wheel covers, rear wheel fender skirts, and liberal (but not heavy-handed) additional, bright metal trim. Inside there's an instrument panel with the look of rare Ceylonese teak. A "soft" rimmed steering wheel. And comfort. Real comfort. Inches of soft foam padding. Rich fabrics. Plush carpet. And vinyls so soft you could easily mistake them for leather. And Luxury LeMans, like the famous GTO, is only one of 8 trim-size Pontiacs that aim to give you all the value you'll be looking for this year. Ventura n, Pontiac's newest baby, is a pocket-sized, pocket-priced beauty that is Luxury LeMans Hardtop Coupe. proving so popular that just about all we changed for 1972 was the namcplate. Ventura n is the kind of low-price car that takes a little knowing before you can appreciate all those fine Pontiac touches. So come in and we'll introduce you. Soon. Firebird for 1972 is Pontiac's great- looking sports car that gives you all die luxury you want and all the sporty perfor- mance you a price that will make Firebird most wanted by sports fans. All this is a mere smattering of the features and values you'll be finding on the 1972 Pontiacs. Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Ville, Bonneville, Parisienne Brougham, Catalina, Laurentian, Luxury LeMans, LeMans, Ventura n, Firebird. If this is the year you're looking for value, this is the year to look at Pontiac. Why don't you? Your Pontiac dealer is ready and waiting to make you welcome. Be our guest. Soon. Pontiac value: Isn't this what you've been looking for? Laurentian Hardtop Coupt Some of the equipment illustrated or described is cptional attxtra coA Don't forget to buckle up for safety. ;