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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THS LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 28, 1973 VISITS GREAT WALL Japanese Prime Minister Ton- aka centre foreground, waves during visit to the Great Wall of China. Organ transplants reach plateau By HAROLD M. SCHMECK Jr. i New York Times Service SAN FRANCISCO Success In human organ transplants has reached a plateau from which it can be expected to advance only with considerable effort, a major figure in the trans- plant field has told an inter- national congress of his peers here. It Is a plateau at an en- couraging level of success, said Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, of the University of California medical centre, San Francisco, but nevertehless at a level be- low what doctors and medical scientists would like. One means of raising the level of success, he said, would be Increasing the availability of human organs such as kid- neys, hearts and livers for transplants, because this would give doctors greater flexibil- ity and their patients greater hope. Another factor needed to move the situation from its present standstill, he said, would be better means of or- gan preservation. Kountz addressed the open- ing session here of the fourth International Congress of the Transplantation Society. Lead- ing experts in organ trans- plants and sciences that relate to it have come here from many countries for the meet- ing. STILL ALIVE Organ transplantation has be- come an important area o! medicine with most of the ex- perience and success to date in transplantation of human kidneys. More than kid- ney transplants have been done In recent years. The speaker Exhibits introduced at trial CALGARY CCP) A .22 calibre rifle, spent shell casing and a butcher knife were intro- duced as exhibits as the non capital murder trial o! P a u Fisher, 16, opened in Alberta Supreme Court. The charge was laid after Ihe April shooting death of his father, lawyer Donald Rac Fisher, 53. The teen-ager is also chargec with attempted murder in the of his mother Evelyn and this Oct. 16. case mil be hean A member of the Calgary police identification bureau toW court he seized the rifle wit an attached scope from a horn in the southwest area April 2 after taking photographs, A spent shell casing was ir (he chamber and the bolt wa. closed, he said, also testifyin that he seized the butcher knif form the house. trial before Mr. Justice S. ,'i. Lieberman is expected to continue Friday, rJ.S. auto ivorkers seek neiv deal DETROIT (AP) The nited Auto Workers say ey'll force auto-makers to mmanize" the assembly lines, more workers and give ore paid time off, perhaps as uch as au extra montli a ar, in 1973. Ken Bannon, head of the AW's Ford Molor Co. depart- ent, gave the first formal impse of the union's plans hen he spoke to "the UAW's ation.il Ford Council Iwre. UAW officials said one reason ey will stress non-monetary sues is that they expect Presi- ent Nixon to be re-elecled and new, stiffer wage freeze to be mposed. We've heard indications the mil might be as low as 4.7 per one official said. "And if e can't get our fair share in paychcquc, we'll gel it this Besides, the time is right do something about factory nd assembly line conditions." UAW contracts with Ford, general Motors and Chrysler xpire next September. Bannon aid the target company has lot been chosen. "As we go into the 1973 auto Bannon told the aid that almost half of'tb idney transplant patients ar .ill alive. The total number ransplants for hearts, live] nd other organs is. In th undreds. There have bee ighly impressive long-term accesses as well as many fai" Koiintz, chairman of the c 'anizing committee for the co ress, spoke primarily of ki ley transplants, but said that nany respects the facts app q other organs, too. Success idney transplants has be ;reater than with other vital rgans, partly because the availability of the artificial kid- ney machines make it possible maintain the patients for ong periods of time in rea- sonably good health while the iroperly matched organ is sought. The speaker said that kidney ransplantation has been ex- ended to patients of all ages the age of one to and to all. forms of kidney dis- ease. In properly conducted trans- plant programs, he said, 70 per cent or more of transplanted ddneys survive and function for at least a year. PATIENT FIRST As far as kidney transplants are concerned, he told the con- gress, the emphasis should be on the survival of the patient rather than the organ. In other words, I tie kidney should be al- lowed to fail and should be re- placed by a second transplant rather than the alternative of going to great lengths and hea- vy doses of drugs to keep> the first transplant from being re- jected. The speaker said second and even third transplants sometimes do well. Potentially, the doctors said, heart transplants should have a success rate almost as high as that for kidneys. This is now being achieved in some cases, he said. Strikes plague Italy ROME (AP) Doctors and construction workers were on strike throughout Italy Wednes- day. Hospitals turned back hun- dreds for lack of medical staff. Doctors were available only for emergency cases as physicians staged the final day of a three- day strike. They were pressing for a greater say in a long-planned government reform ol the na- tional medical system. The country's 1.4 million con- struction workers staged a one- day walkout to seek higher wages and better conditions in a new labor contract. Ground personnel at Italy's 18 airports resumed work shortly before noon at the end of a 24-hour wage strike that delayed planes for hours, orced cancellation of many do- mestic flights and brought to a new peak the chaos at Rome'? 'iumicino Airport. 200 UAW local officials from ?ord plants, "we have to do sometliing about the conditions employees work under." "Factory conditions fill people with dread about the :hought of entering the plant every day. And they become so frustrated they take it out not only on their fellow man, but on the product." Both Ford and General Mo- tors officials have indicated they will fight any attempt to change the operation on the as- sembly lines, he said. "But we will present the issue and we will fight for it." MORE PAY TIME Bannon also offered proposal for 10 per cent more paid time working days a said it would not caitse expensive plant shut- downs because it would force the auto-makers to hire 10 per cent more workers. He said overtime must be re duced so more workers can be hired and present workers can enjoy their leisure. Auto workers went on strik' against General Motors at the big Norwood plant near Cincin nati for 174 days, mainly ove working conditions. The strike was the longes against a GM plant and wa settled Wednesday when Local 674 ratified a new con tract at the GM Assembly Div sion at Norwood, Apparentl there was no assurance the! major grievances had been se tied. Liberals win Sask. bvelectioii URANIUM CITY, Sask. (CP) Unofficial returns in the pro- vincial byelection in the novth- Saskatchewan riding of Athabasca today showed Lib- iral Allan Guy lo be the winner n a close battle. Mr. Guy, who had' a 10-vote edge after (he June, 1071, pro- vincial general election, this ime received a 31-vote margin nrer Robert Dalby, New Demo- cratic Party candidate. With all 29 polls across the 'ar-flung Korlhern riding re- lorting, Mr. Guy had votes and Mr. Dalby In- dependent Ray Jones received 453 and Progressive Con- servative William H. McGill had 21. The win brought standing in Ihe Saskatchewan legislature to NDP 45, Liberals 15. The byelection, called after the close results of the 1971 election were controverted in Court of Queen's Bench, hat been viewed as a maior test o government policy. The close- ness of the finish, however, ap peared to prove little. TRIBAL WAR KILLS 2 PORT MORESBY (Reuter Two tribesmen were killci and 43 injured in battles be- tween two tribes in the Guinea highlands, a polic spokesman said Wednesday Two policemen were injurec when they tried to separate tw warring clans, fighting ove land. Club door locked MONTREAL (CP) A door hat blocked one of three fire Mats at the Blue Bird Club vhere 37 persons died in a fire Sept. 1 was locked to keep out >urse snatchers, underage drinkers, and "undesirable ele- a coroner's inquest vas told Wednesday. Club owner Leopold Pare tes- ified that a fire inspector had old hini (he door, halfway up he stairway leading to the sec- ond floor Wagon Wheel room was not necessary as a fire exit. The dead and 53 injured were n the Wagon Wheel room when 'ire broke out in the main stair rt'ay. Some escaped through a nar row exit in the kitchen and some broke down part of the locked, door and crawled out. A fire inspector, testified ear Her in Ihe inquest that the Wagon Wheel room was al ready equipped with two fire one in the kitchen and the main quired by law for a club its size. Later, an engineer for th construction division of the cit permits department said th secondary stairway was neces sary if the club was to mee minimum requirements set b Ms department. Mr. Pare told the inquest th door was usually kept locked o Fridays and Saturdays to a sure "better control of th crowds." Act may be in conflict with Alberta rights bill EDMONTON (CP) Albcr- a's controversial Communal Jroperties Act introduced 25 'ears ago to limit the growth if Hutterite colonies may be in lonflict with proposed human 'ignis legislation, Bob Dowling. ninister wifhout portfolio, said oday. Plant breeder is honored WINNIPEG (CP) Dr. Wal- .er Johnston, a retired plant ireeder who has developed at .east eight new barley vari- eties, has been honored by Can- ada's malting and brewing companies with the establish- ment of a scholarship in his name, The scholarship was an- nounced by R. J. D. Martin of jMontreal, a vice president of Molson Breweries and presi- dent of the Brewing and Malt- ing Berley Research Institute, a research tody set up by (lie Brewers' Association of Can- ada ami Canada's two malting companies. Tile scholarship is to he pre- sented annually for the next 15 years to a student of cereal chemistry, plant breeding or related fields at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Johnston, a native of Olds, Alta., and a graduate of the University of Alberta, re- tired last fall as senior cereal- ist and plant breeder at the federal department of agricul- ture's research station in Bran- don. Mr. Dowling, chairman of a nine-member legislative com- mittee studying the legislation, said lus committee will meet Oct. G to complete a report which will be presented to the fall silting of tile legislature. The Communal Properties Act recognizes Hulterites as "special" people and could con- flict wiih the proposed Indivi- dual Rights Protection Act and the Alberta Bill of Rights, both of which are expected to re- ceive final reading at the ces- sion which opens Oct. 25. Any suggestion the Comun- al Properties Act would be re- pealed is "speculation" because it will be a decision of (he leg- islature, Mr. Dowling said. The act, wliich came Uito force May 1, 1M7, provided for tli3 establishment of colonies only when approved by a com- munal properties board. The hoard was dismissed by the Progressive Conservative gov- ernment a year ago and a mor- atco.'um placed on the expan- sion of Hutterite colonies. Hooded winner LONDON (Reuler) A Bel- fast office worker, accom- panied by police, stepped up Wednesday to receive a cheque for he won in a soccer I lottery. He wore a black hood I for fear of threats from Irish Republican Army guerrillas. I The man, identified as Mr. X, said: "I have received threats because of one of my rela- tions." Rig rate increase announced CALGARY (CP) The Cana- dian Association of Oihvcli Drilling Contractors has an- nounced it will implement a rig rate increase effective Oct. 1. The association's service rij contractors said in a news re- lease that the increase is aimed at offsetting wage increases for crews and related personnel which will be effective on the same date. "Common to other segments of the petroleum industry, the service rig contracts have been faced with rising costs for capi tal equipment, supplies ant services in recent the release said, rates for each crew member will ho Increased from 50 cents to ar. hour, de- pending on the zone of opera tion. Lot of growling over ruling of dog club LONDON (AP) There was a lot of growling today at the Kennel Club, Britain's top canine council, over the ex- pulsion of a leading breeder who refused to snip off her puppies' tails. Diana Oldershaw, who breeds Weimaraner hounds, said: "I used to follow the fashion but I now believe it is cruel and savage to mutilate puppies in this way. "Cutting off a bit of an ani- mal to win a prize is grue- some. It is time docking was banned except in rare cir- cumstances." Mrs. Oldershaw was ex- pelled from her breed club yesterday for refusing to in- clude a "not for show" clause in the official pedigree of the pups she sold for Alastair Ford, secretary of the Weimaraner Club, said: "It is standard of the breed that Weimaraner tails are docked. We expect our mem- bers to recognize that stand- ard." A special inquiry has been ordered into the expulsion. Mrs. Oldershaw's dogs have won more than 100 show ring awards, including several first at Crufts, the supreme dog event held annually in London. Where party leaders are By THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Flies to Ottawa from Winnipeg for a day off from campaign- ing. 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