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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Nutrition Survey Gets Under Way OTTAWA (CP) The million survey to learn whether Canadians are properly nour- ished 'may be hastily revised to notify participants of any dan- gerous symptoms it turns up. Anything unusual found by the medical dental nutritionist teams in examining and testing Canadians will be com- municated lo the individual's doctor or the nearest public health unit. Individual notificalion also may be considered. Beguming Saturday, teams will study groups in every re- gion of the country twice during the next two years. Results giv- ing a national picture of the state of nutrition should be ready in late 1972 or in 1973. Survey teams tested their methods in the Guelph area dur- ing the summer and found 25 to 30 per cent of persons ap- proached refused to participate. As a result, tlie national survey will be modified lo provide enough oversampling so that a wide enough cross-section of Uie public participates. NUHSISS GET DATA The survey involves a home visit by public health nurses where a variety of data is col- lected. This is followed a week later by the family's visit to portable clinic facilities where various measurements and tests, including blood and mine sampling, are administered. Survey co-ordinator Dr. Z. I. Sabry said no provision was made for individual feedback of test results because the teams wanted to avoid potentially dan- [erous efforts at self-medication among persons whose tests showed unusual symptoms. But, the advance teams stressed in their interviews the long-term benefits to individuals and the nation of knowing whether Canadians are properly nourished. The survey was undertaken partly because a number of medical reports m recent years indicate there is malnutrition in some segments of the popula- tion. Low stores of vitamin A have been reported in human livers, anemia is said to be prevalent and rickets cases have been re- ported from some hospitals. Special plans are being made for a survey of Canadian Indi- ans who are not covered in the areas selected for the survey team visits. Based on Uie findings, public health programs and food com- position legislation could be ad- justed to correct deficiencies. Fatally Injured Al Imiisfail 1NNISFAIL (CP) George David Bugbee, 57, of Caroline, died three hours after his car was in collision with another vehicle five miles west of this central Alberta community. Newsman Expelled K'JCIIING (AP) New York T i ;.i z s correspondent Henry Kamm, 45, was expelled today from the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak. Sees Danger In Foreign Investment CALGARY (CP) Foreign investment iii Canada poses a "real and atule" danger lo the nation's political independence. Senator Earl Hasting (Lib-Alta) said here. Foreign money has stimu- lated economic growth and em- ployment during the last 25 years, he said in an interview, may hai'e impaired federal and provincial government clo- cision-nialting powers. "Our future as a sovereign nation may be in danger as the trend appears to involve real and acute problems for our in- dependence." Investors "should be made aware" of the nature and depth of the problem Wednesday, Soptnmbor 30, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Colleges Receive Priority EDMONTON (Cl') Col- leges will receive first priority during the next few years in Television Installed In Zoo CALGARY (CP) Tele- vision has been installed at the Calgary Zoo [or the oran- giitangs and gorillas. lion Findlay, education di- rector, said the animals have ten watching it [or about a month and are relaxed by Uie viewing. "They like the westerns best all the noise." all considerations of finance in- volving post-secondary educa- tion in Alberta, Education Min- ister Robert Clark said here. Mr. Clark, in an interview, said the province should make a much larger portion of re- sources available to Uie ma- jority of people who have been ignored those nnt university- bound who have the right to ex- pect an opportunity for other post-secondary education. "Universities provide educa- tional opportunities for only about 30 per cent of Alberta students and to now this oppor- tunity for a few has been at the expense of almost all funds avail able in post-secondary education." C o m m u ri ity colleges and teclmical schools "admirably fill this need" for those not planning on attending univer- sity, Mr. Clark said. Found Dead In Ditch JASPER (CP) Garland fCdgar Wheeler, 42, of Calgary was found dead in a ditch be- side Highway 5 south of this Rocky Mountains community. Police said Wheeler was thrown from his car after it left Uie highway and he died later. IRELAND'S SIZE freland is the 20th largest is- land in the world. 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