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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LEiHBRIDut HeRALO Monday, September 30, Immigration regulations likely to be tightened TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail says Immigration Minister Robert Andras is planning a major tightening of regulations designed to make it more difficult for immigrants to come to Canada if they are not needed in the work force. The newspaper says immigration department sources have said the move to tie immigration more closely to labor market demands will come shortly and will reduce immigration from Asia, South America and the Caribbean. The newspaper quotes the sources as saying the exact cutback mechanism is still being worked on, but it will apply equally to independent applicants and to nominated, not-so-close, relatives However, sponsored close relatives such as parents and children will not be affected. The new control mechanism will probably penalize in some way all applicants who do not have a specific job to come to or who lack skills to match specific pockets of localized job demand, the newspaper says. It will be coupled with a crackdown on employers who make phony job offers and a special campaign to prevent racketeering. The newspaper quotes sources as saying the method of tying immigration to labor market demand was chosen as the fairest method and the one least open to criticism as racist. "We expect one senior official told the Globe and Mail. "But we believe it is going to be very hard to maintain, in the current economic climate, that it is sensible to allow in large numbers of nominated relatives who are not specifically needed in the work force." The sources said Mr. Andras had hoped it would not be necessary to make any major changes in immigration policy until later this year when a national debate on immigration is scheduled, the newspaper says. But he decided to introduce interim changes immediately because of the soaring demand to enter Canada and predictions of heavy unemployment ahead, the sources told the newspaper. Megavitamin therapy said useful in schizophrenia EDMONTON (CP) I. J Kahan of Regina said Saturday that scientific studies whifh have shown huge doses of vitamins are worthless in the treatment of mental disease are false and biased. Mr Kahan, general director of the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation and a social worker who assisted in what he said was the first scientific study proving the effectiveness of the megavitamin treatment, said contradictory studies failed to use correct dosages and standards in assessing results. He was in Edmonton to attend a public meeting called by the foundation's Edmonton branch to raise more opposition to the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons ruling that megavitamins should be restricted to experimental use Mr. Kahan. in an interview, said scientific studies around the world may not all have been biased but they did fail to appreciate the full complexity of the therapy Seven die in B.C. accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least seven persons died accidentally in British Colum- bia during the weekend, all of them in traffic mishaps. A 42-year-old Vancouver woman was killed Sunday in a two-car accident in suburban Surrey. Her name was not released. An unidentified man was killed when struck by a truck 14 miles north of Kelowna. Francis Rachel Hoy, 40, of Williams Lake was killed in a three-car accident 45 miles north of Prince George. Her husband. Stewart Joseph Hoy, 47. was in critical condition in hospital. Russel Woods, 19, of Van- couver died in hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in a car accident in Vancouver Satur- day. A Surrey RCMP constable responding to an accident call and a Delta couple were killed Sunday when their vehicles collided in Surrey. Dead are Constable John Terrance Draginda. Donald Hohn Bahme. 34, and his wife, Lorraine Dolores Bahme, 31. "Any study that followed the recipe closely got very positive he said. "But many didn't bother to study how to do it and just gave patients niacin." He cited a Montreal study in which schizophrenic patients were given three grams of niacin each day for three months. "But we know it needs to be varied, someone may need two or 12 grams a day, and three months is not long Mr. Kahan said. "It takes six months, a year or two he said adding that megavitamin therapists now use several vitamins and trace elements, not just one He said the study in which he was involved between 1953 and 1957 showed megavitamin therapy was superior to conventional treatments in use at that time. About 300 patients were tested, with Saskatchewan government support, and those receiving megavitamins did much better. Mr. Kanan said there were four suicides among the patients not receiving megavitamins while there were none in the group receiving the therapy. Because megavitamin therapy, also known as orthomolecular medicine, now is being used to treat "related conditions" such as asthma and hypoglycemia- low blood sugar, Mr. Kahan said the foundation is considering changing its name to the Orthomolecular Foundation. Change truck route law, candidate suggests Priority should be given to amending the bylaw govern- ing city truck traffic to make it enforceable, a council can- didate says. "Council seems to be under the assumption the bylaw is enforceable, but the police still aren't prepared to said Bob Tarleck, one of three candidates from the north side. Only first reading has been given the amending bylaw, which was tabled by council Aug. 12. Council said Monday it agreed in principle that 5th and 9th Avenues N. should not be designated as truck routes, but took no action on the bylaw. Alderman are apparently Home damaged A fire in South Lethbridge Friday night caused about 000 damage to a residence and about damage to the contents of the home. The residents of the home, at 612 17th St. S.. Katherine Wesley and her son, were out at the time of the fire. Two young girls who live in the basement of the home escaped uninjured. A Lethbridge fire depart- ment official said the fire, which occurred about 11 p.m.. started in a chesterfield and was possibly caused by a lighted cigarette. The fire was extinguished in a matter of minutes. CAREER FARM IMPLEMENT DEALER IN MILK RIVER Requires The services of a competent accountant. Minimum experience: 3 years in a C.A. office, or 5 years in other accounting functions. Applicants are requested to send application to BOX 43. Lethbridge Herald, stating ex- perience, age, training and salary expected awaiting a report from city engineering department, which has held one meeting with truckers and says one or two more meetings will be! held after the civic election. The truck route issue! emerged last month when the city police department asked for changes in the bylaw after tickets they issued to truckers were thrown out of court. The main amendment deals with only one small phrase in the bylaw, but it spurred city truckers to come to council to ask for better truck routes onj the north side, and specifical- ly for designation of either 5th or 9th Avenues as truck routes. Council said no to that Mon- day, but without the bylaw amendment truckers seem to be still free to travel the full route of either street. There's only one more coun- cil meeting on Oct. 7 before the election. Connally asks dismissal of charges WASHINGTpN (AP) Former United States treasury secretary John Con- nally has asked dismissal of all charges against him in connection with an alleged payoff for his help in securing a 1971 increase in the government's milk price sup- ports. His lawyers Monday asked Judge George Hart to throw out charges of bribery, per- jury and conspiracy or to order the trial moved to San Antonio. Tex., near Connally's cattle ranch. Connally. who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, ask- ed that the trial be moved because the government's main case "involves only records and witnesses from Texas, with one exception." and a trial in San Antonio would make it more con- venient for witnesses and for Connally Connally's lawyer. Edward Bennett Williams said the trial "shapes up as a credibili- ty contest" between Connally and ,ake Jacobsen, who allegedly paid Connally 000 in funds from the Associated Milk Producers Inc for Connally's help in getting higher price supports Jacoteen has pleaded guilty to one count of paying a bribe and is awaitine sentence B.C. election forecast for '75 Secret property report forces emergency session CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) Premier Dave Barrett will call an election for the fall of 1975, Social Credit leader Bill Bennett told his party's Eraser Valley regional conference during the weekend. Mr. Bennett said the premier will call the election earlier than the traditional four-year gap because Mr. Barrett will not want to face the winter legislative session which will reveal New Democratic Party economic mismanagement. Bob McClelland (SC Langley) called Mr. Barrett a traitor because "he has betrayed the trust which has been bestowed upon him by the public." "He should go to the people right now and ask them if they want him to continue that stewardship. I suggest they'll say a resounding 'no way.' Delegates produced two resolutions which declared firm opposition to fluoridation of water supplies an issue that was approved by the re- cent Social Credit policy conference at Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. Another resolution called for the return of strapping in public schools. Break-in A break-in was reported at the Union 76 service station, 422 Mayor Magrath Drive on the weekend. Lethbridge city police say the service station was ap- parently locked about 10 p.m. Saturday night and when an attendant returned the next morning about was miss- ing from the till. CALGARY (CP) A secret city hall report into the control of property developers here has forced city council into an emergency meeting to- day and may force a postpone- ment of a plebiscite on the city's planned )25-square mile annexation plan. The report, which has not been seen by anyone except city commissioners who ordered it and Mayor Rod Sykes, has become the prime issue in the city's civic elec- tion campaign. In a copyrighted story last week, the Herald disclosed the existence of the report, although the paper admitted it had not actually seen a copy of it. The report is said to show that a near-monopoly exists among property developers here, and that the developers probably hold near total control over the lands includ- ed in the city's annexation area. Aid. Peter Petrasuk, a can- didate for mayor against Sykes in the Oct. 16 election, called for the emergency council meeting to discuss the report, and obtained the necessary approval ,from a majority of aldermen for the meeting. Aid. Ross Alger, another candidate for mayor, asked Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell to stop the plebiscite on the basis that the report would disclose relevant facts about property holdings in the annexation area and voters should not be asked to decide on the annexation proposal without seeing the document. A number of aldermen have demanded that city com- missioners turn over the report to council, saying that the report was paid for by tax revenues and should be publii property and at leas available to elected officials. Commissioners claim the the report, compiled at a cos of 6y a firm lawyers, is incomplete anc contains facts which cannot be verified at this time. The commissioners are sail to have obtained legal advitv. which says they have the righ to keep the report, which ordered, private and from council. Aid. Petrasuk is expected' present a resolution to counc which would order the com- missioners to turn over the report to council im mediately. If passed and if the com- missioners still refuse to tur over the report, city counc sources say a resolution wi likely be presented next week to reprimand and possibly dis- miss the commissioners. If you're a homeowner, the re- cent dramatic increases in housing values have probably been one of your few consola- tions in these times of spiraling inflation. But this gain could go up in smoke if your home were de- stroyed by a fire. Sure, you have insurance. But does your insurance reflect the tremendous rise in home construction cost; Thaf s what you'd be faced with if you had to rebuild your home. You might be in for a shock. Home construction costs labour and materials combined have risen 40.2 per cent in the Prairie Provinces since early 1971. The best way to protect the investment your home repre- sents is to get together with your insurance agent or broker and discuss your insurance. You owe it to your peace of mind. The Insurance Bureau of Canada also haj> two pamphlets which can help you protect the investment in your home. "Hab Your Home Outgrown Your Home Insurance" outlines some of the things you should think about when you are reviewing your home insurance (he Insurance Bureau of Canada Insurance Companies competing to serve you better. to meet current values. "Sixty Ways to Prevent Fire in your Home" details some of the common fire hazards around the home. You can use it as a checklist to make sure that your home is as safe as possible fiom fire. These pamphlets are available free of charge from The Insurance Bureau of Canada, Room 708, Empire Building, 10080 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J1V9. We don't want you to have a fire in home. But if you do have one, we want you to be be fully insured so you are not faced with the prospect of finding thousands of dollars to rebuild your home. ;