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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Scplemlior JJ, MOTHER LOVE Mahari, a gorillo ol the Cincinnati zoo, cuddles her new baby, the fourth birlh for gorillas al the 200 in Ihe past 20 months. This is Ihe first lime that a female gorilla hai actually nursed her baby. Zoo veterinarians previously had to take the youngsters and care for them until they were old enough to feed themselves. Harp seal represents a variety of puzzles By BOB INGRAHAM OTTAWA (CP) Most Ca- nadians are familiar with the East Coast harp seal and its cuddly white pups, as well as with "the controversial spring seal hunt. Few, however, are aware that the same marine animals represent for tcientists a vari- ety of puzzles which slowly are being unravelled. The harp seal, for example, can stop (he flow of blood to cue of its flippers. And it can dive as deep as fi5H feet and stay submerged lor as long as 30 minutes. These are some of the mys- teries being studied by scien- tists at the University of Guelph. For the last five years. Dr. Keith Ronald, chairman of the department of zoology at Guelph, has headed 14 other zoologists i n experimental work on the harp seal. Tire team's work has been supported by in grants from the National Re- search Council and is reported in the current issue of Science Dimension, an MIC publica- tion. M.-W ENVIES SEAL Man, Dr. Ronald says, is envious of some of Ihe phy- siological feats of the harp seal, such as the ability lo regulate its heartbeat and blood circulation. To learn how the seal is able to control these func- tions, the scientists fly baby seals Lo Guelph, Ont., from the Gulf of SI. Lawrence each year before the seal hunt be- gins. By studying the seal and its life cycle the scientists have come closer lo answers for their questions. They have learned, for ex- ample, that they must be quick and accurate in obtain- ing blood samples from a flip- per. If a scientist misses a vein on his first try the seal immediately diverts the blood away from the flipper. "For several Sci- ence Dimension says, "at- tempts at drawing blood are futile." This reaction, the zoologists have found, is part of the rea- son the seal is a marathon diver. During a dive a seal shunts blood away from its body and into the vital heart and brain. A huge blood vessel running along the inside of the spine acts as the man passageway for blood during a long dive. The seal also can change its heartbeat, slowing it to as lit- tle as 10 beats a minute from more than 180. The change takes only a fraction of a sec- ond. During a dive, an adult seal slows its heart lo about eight beats a minute from about 30. The control of such mecha- nisms in man would be inval- uable in heart surgery and anesthcsiology, Science Di- mension says. The blood of the seal also enables it to live successfully in the sea. The blood lias a high con- centration of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin and the seal has one-third more blood than a human of comparable weight. But even with the specially adapted circulatory system, the seal cannot store enough oxygen to last through a minute dive. The Guelph scientists have learned that the seal partly compensates for this by utiliz- ing myoglobin, a red pigment which, like hemoglobin, also stores oxygen. The myoglobin is contained in muscles and supplies oxygen directly lo them during a dive. In addition, the .seal brings into play a carbohydrate called g 1 y c o g c n which is stored in the muscles and liver. In a dive, the glycogcn breaks down to lactic acid and at the same lime produces energy" lo keep the seal going. After the dive, the lactic acid is converted back lo glycogcn. Despite Ihe partial unravell- ing of the seal's secrets, (lie scientists at Guelph still face a Ing task. This year, fur example. Ihcv have identified 24 distinct un- j dei-waler calls made by seals. Further research in Guelph and in the Gulf of St. Law- rence (vill altcmpl 10 deter- mine whether the slill-myste- rious harp seals can commu- nicate with one another. Farmers enter tourist trade By JI.M NKAVHS EDMONTON (CP) Farm families are opening Llieir homes and lands lo urban resi- dents for summer vaealions, creating a and lucrative tourist industry. In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, farm families have formed associations to offer city dwellers vacations in rustic sel- linfis. Laura Castleman of Benlley, been doing this sort of thing for friends and relatives for years and it's kind of nice to get paid for a change OI'TKR In Manitoba, farmers in the Killarncy and Slonewal] areas offer camping spots, washroom facilities, running water and "good old-fashioned hospital- ity." 'IClliott Kilmury of Killarney said farmers' time is limited Alia, is secretary nl Great I during the summer, bul Oiey: Wc.s'l Vacations Association usually arc happy lo take vis-j May wilh itors on a lour of other farms, explain their operations and, "probably, ask you to join them for a family Enthusiasts say the program may help more underprivileged children to enjoy farm vaca- tions, particularly those from cities where they liaven'L had an opportunity lo see a chicken, pig or cow at close quarters. Now, Mrs. Castleman says, the association is looking to (be winter and planning to offer land and accommodation for power toboggan enthusiasts. which started membership of about 37 farm- ers which has grown lo about 50. "And, with the interest being expressed, I expect we'll have another -10 or so members by the end of Ihe she said. The membership of ?5 a farm is used for advertising and ex- penses and entitles a farmer anywhere in Alberta Lo register bis accommodation. "I've answered at least letters from city people and considering we've had little money lo spend on advertising, it's quite an says Mrs. Caslleman. OPERATES FARM With her husband. Donald, as- sociation president, she oper- ates a mixed farm on a half- section M miles northwest of Deer in central Alberta's beautifiJ rolling countryside. The association inserted small classified advertisements i n Vancouver, Edmonton and Cal- ;ary daily newspapers and "got good free publicity brough Ihe provincial agricul- urc department." The exodus of farm people lo he city has left many farms j in the SSe.OOO-a-'year job. vith empty houses and houses hat are too large for their present occupants function is to sign currency. 1972 OLDSMOBIIE TORONADO job for woman WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon today nominated Ro- mana Banuelos to he the new treasurer of the United States. Mrs. Banuelos, who started her career running a tortilla stand and now is chairman of the board of directors of Pan Great future is seen for electronic tape By BOB THOMAS I He is a veteran producer Tiob- HOLLYWOOD (AP) Tape ert stabler, Is puUing ,iaal louclies on Tlie Resurrection of lo film is this the next revolu- tion in the entertainment world? Some visionaries predict the use of electronic tape as a boon for the movie and television in- dustries, solving economic ills and bringing a new vitality to movies. It's possible for new tech- niques to do just that; technol- ogical developments have revo- lutionized the entertainment world time and again. Exam- ples: The movie camera and projector, sound films, radio, television, long-playing records, wide-screen movies. With the development of the electronic camera putting im. Zaehary Wheeler, a 100-mimile feature aimed for television re lease in the U.S. and theatres abroad. Stars: Leslie N'ielsen, Angle Dickinson, Brad Dilhnan. Stabler discovered this about taping a movie: "You don't need as much light with tape. The camera sees just about what Ihe eye sees, and there is great depth of focus, much more so than witii film. Color is much more true on tape than it is on film. American National Bank of, ages directly on lapc, not film East Los Angeles, will succeed the late Dorothy Andrews Kabis observers saw possibiu lies of ending cumbersome and costly aspects of movie making. The post has been tradition-1 Production might be speeded, ally filled by a woman; its chief CosLs of film stock and editing. The farmers involved Mrs. Banuelos, 46, a native of which can amount to lo per cent of a movie's cost, could be )ffer everything from a trailer [Miami, Ariz., was raised and greatly reduced. ir tent campsite, to a house for' educated in a mining village in Now a film maker has pi- rent, to board and room. As one fanner said: the High Sierras in the state of "I've Chihuahua, Mexico. oneered the tape-to-film proc- SAVE TO 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A J9.9S MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT SO1) 6th Avenue South IIMUTE UFFLER INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 Trees becoming valuable asset in Albcrla areas EDMONTON" (CP) Trees are coming into Ihcir own as a valuable asset and Ircc-nappcrs in Allxrla are advised to Ihink twice aboul stealing them in Ihc future. a man caught steal- ing a Colorado spruce from Ihe provincial tree nursery at Oli- ver was given three months pro- bation and ordered to make res- titution of S1SO. P. D. McCalla, Alberta horti- cultural branch director, says he is glad lo see the courts plac- ing a value on stolen stolen from private and public lands. Mr. McCalla said when other properly of equal value is stolen the courts do uol he.silalr In im- pose R "suitable sentence." "It appears Iron-Mealing is going to he taken seriously in the future if that sentence is anything (n go he said. BOOK IIANNIOD PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Government censors have banned the took No Easy situation thai did nol exist in re-j Walk to Freedom, hy Nelson rail years. i Mandela, a former leader of Ihe He s.iif] fMTry u-ar an in- outlawed African National Can creasing number of trees. gress party who is serving a life uod from f 100 to each, arc sentence [or subversion. EATON'S Thursday, Friday and Saturday Warehouse Store Hours During This Sale 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to p.m. Saturday Open During the noon hour 41 h AVENUE SOUTH EATON'S FURNITURE SPECIALS Holl fo BEDDING SPECIALS fobri MAKE-A-BED. In 1 gnly. SALE 36" BUNK BED. Candle-glow finish. Quilled slob Makes into 2 single beds. Complete w guard roil. 1 only SALE, each SPACESAVER BED. Vinyl covers in choice of Green or Tan. SALE SEALY REDI-BED. Waffle patlcrn, nylon cover, mallrcss. One in Hale Rust only. SALE, each............... 199.00 nattrcss. Sleci h ladder and 89.50 67.99 spring filled 189.50 SWIVEL ROCKER, Wing bock rocke fabric finish. 1 only fn Gold. 2 only in Green. SALE, each DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. In nylon fabric. 1 only Gold. SALE, two pieces DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. )n rugged vinyl choir. 1 only. Tawny Brown. SALE, Iwo pieces CHESTERFIELD AND CHAIR. By Towne chesterfield, wooden arm rests. 1 only Marine. SALE, set <1-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon co nions, woodon arm rcsls, in Pepper. SAIE, sola and chair KITCHEN CHAIRS. Padded vinyl seal or bronrctone legs. SAIE, each 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon cover, resl5 in Bronze Green. 2 only. Regular 139.00. SALE, two pieces 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon cover, resls. In Slar Sage. 1 only. Regular SALE, 2 pieces 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon armrests. 1 only. Regular 189.99. SALE, 7 pieces DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. Low back slylc, comfo' wearing nylon tweed in Tange 1 only. SALE, 2 pieces with valonce in nylon 69.50 189.00 'ilh nialcl-.irg 189.00 139.95 finish. panel Triple head- 189.99 m filled tus- 169.99 illi high backs. Chrome 8.19 cover, wooden arm- 169.00 239.00 69.99 Gold 159.99 lush wooden 169.99 ble, long 225.99 MEDITERRANEAN STYLE Down lo the floor double dresser and mirror, d-drawer chest, 54" panel bed. 1 only. SALE, 3-pieces................... HARDWOOD VENEER STYLE _ In Royal oak dresser and mirror, 4-drower chest, board. 2 only. SALE, 3.pieces Matching Nile Table. SALE, eoch 39.SO 4 drawer chest. 1 only. SALE ...................41.99 54" panel bed SALE 32.99 DOUBLE DRESSER AND MIRROR. SALE MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE Walnut finish. Nile Toble. 1 only. SALE 21 95 .MATCHING GROUPS OF OCCASIONAL TABLES, WALNUT ARBORITE TOPS. Coffee or step lable. SALE 10.99 Lamp table. SALE 15.19 Step table. SALE 9.95 Coffee lable. SALE 9.95 KITCHEN STEP STOOLS. A must for every kilchen. Chrome in colours of Blue, Green or Olive floral pallcrns. SALE, each 48" MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING. I only. SALE, 2-pieces 54" UNIT BY SEALY. Spring filled mollress and box spring. 2 only. SALE, 2-pieces CHAIR IN BLACK VINYL. 1 only. SALE 14.99 39.99 82.50 49.00 TV CLEARANCE A selection of trade in TVs in console models. Com- plefe'y overhauled. 1 only 120.00 and 159.00 SAlr, ooch CARPET REMNANTS Sovr, up to Choree from n wide stlcrlioii. 790 17.89 9rxl2 Browr ONE ONLY SALE OF RUG SPECIALS VICTORIA FOAM BACK NYLON. In Spied CQ QQ UNFINISHED POPLAR FURNITURE BUFFET. 2 only. qQ QQ SALE, roth O3.03 UNFINISHED FIR FURNITURE This is o new line of good grained fir plywood (hot has proven popular. NITE TABLES. only. SALE, eoch 3-DRAWER CHEST. Two only. SALE 4-DRAWER CHEST. 3 only. SALE, eoch 5-DRAWER CHEST. 1 only. SAIC, roch DOUBLE PEDESTAL DESK. only. SALF, rath Rollaway Cots 26" size. SALE 36" size. SALE 48" sire. SALE Complete wilh Mattress 31.59 41.49 55.89 13.29 22.29 24.39 29.69 40.39 rinyl Regular 82.00. SALE CAMPER TRAILER Hard Top Compact easily assembled Iwo bod models. Save 70.00. COQ flfl Reg. 599.00. SALE UC5.UU SOFA and CHAIR Low, low sale pricodl Low back woffle design, foam cushions. 1 on'y in nylon Gold colouri-d twood. J only in nylon, pallernod in nuggcl. 1 only in Pepper. SALE, 2 piceos 199.00 Eaton's Warehouse Store 4th Ave. and 4th St. South Thursday, Friday and Saturday DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. Must be loen. Four beautiful slylcv "Colonial." Green Iweed cover. Maple shnwwood. SALE, 2-piecos "Mediterranean" Red ond Block velvet and Block Dork walnul showwod. 4 OC Ofi 7-pierr.r. ..........190.99 .99 nyl. VACUUM CLEANER. Model VI-100 Viking Cleoner wilh oiiachmenls. Reg. id.95. SAIE KITCHEN SET. High-backed "inyl covered chairs. Blue only. Teak arborile lable 1 only. SALE, 5-pioces Deluxe model. Brown arborite lop amber choirs J only. SALE, i-pieces..... BRISTOL HARMONY CHORD ORGAN I only. Reg. 189.00. SALE 1 only. Req. 339.00. SAIE CRIBS BY STORKCRAFT. these cribs hav full loething bars, and poslure boards 3 only. SALE 2 only. SALE MATTRESS 27" x 51" lo fit obovo crib. SALE WESTMINSTER UNITS BY SEALY. 54" moltress and box spring. Set of legs. SAIE........ UNFINISHED FRENCH PROVINCIAL FURNITURE 3 Drawer chest. 1 only. SALE Drawer chest. 1 only. SAIF. .5 Drawer chest. only. SAI[ 47.99 Blue only. 57.99 64.99 169.00 289.00 airly drop sides, 33.99 34.99 12.99 84.49 27.99 32.99 38.99 ;