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   Springfield Leader (Newspaper) - August 7, 1973, Springfield, Manitoba                                Provincial Library Of Legislative SpmNqfJEld An Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving Eastern Manitobas Unlimited Resources Volume Number 27 August 1973 Lac du Manitoba NUMBER 42 Soapstone Useful AtWNRE The driver of the truck shown a quick decision to ditch hisHnit instead of colliding with vehicles travelling on the Winnipeg River just four miles north of Lac du last The driver jumped from the truck before it went into the river and received only minor His quick action prevented what could have benn a PINE FALLS To many soapstone is best known as the material from which Eskimos make their beautiful But at White shell Nuclear Research Es and no doubt in other laboratories and industrial it has more practi cal At WNRE soapstone is turned into mundane but necessary ob jects such as seals against hot organic liquid at high pressure or as electrical insulators for probe heaters and the like v In the hands of Stu Hal ley in the machine pieces of the slippery bluegrey stone machined and treaded become essential components for numerous re search One grade of the darker and harder than the be comes a ceramiclike material ideal for electrical ABITIBIS to HAIF SHOWS IMPROVEMENT Local Teacher Studies In France Net earnings for the six months after an extraordinary charge of are or per common share com pared with or per share in Consolidated net sales are an increase of Abitibis share in earnings of Mattabi Mines Limited for the first six months of the year are or per com mon There were no com earnings last year since the Mattabi startup occurred in the second half of It is the intention of Mattabi to apply its cash flow in the early years to the retirement of Mining income does not contri bute to cash resources of Abitibi as at this Earnings from ex cluding the equity in earnings of Mattabi Mines are or per common share compared with in All four of our principal profit centresnewsprint and fine building mat erials and Abitibi Corporation in the show substantial over last Net earnings for the second quarter are or per common share compared with or per share in Abitibi plants are benefiting from running at higher capacity which tends to conceal the im pact of rising costs of raw energy and dis Negotiations are con tinuing for the renewal of union contracts in our Canadian pulp and paper While operations of Abitibi and other companies in the industry show a substantial it should be recalled that earnings levels in recent years have been insufficient to provide all the funds needed for modernization and Considerable capi tal investment is required in the industry for environmental control programs which provide no financial The provision for Canadian income taxes is based on the new rates applicable January to manufacturing and pro cessing First quarter earnings have been recalculated and increased by to give effect to this recent Creative Arts Week at Gimli The fourth annual Creative Arts Week will be held at the Manitoba Recreation Centre at August 17 to Spon sored by the Federation of As sociated Arts of it offers a stimulating program of work and fun in equal The courses include pottery and creative draw and creative fibre arts macrame and folk dancing creative kites and and film ex Participants take exposure courses in all subjects and then choose three in which to con The week reaches a climax on the 2nd Saturday with a street festival in downtown Total cost per person is This includes ac and Minimum age is 16 For details please call PINE FALLS Canadians advance to Thompson Tuesday night in Pine the Canadians earned the right to represent the NorthEastern Fastball League in the Manitoba winning the championship 31 in games over on the strength of the 32 victory in a well played fourth The ball club will besheading for Thompson the weekend of August 18th and and hope fully they will return Provincial Champs as they have done several times See Stus Column for more results about Pine Falls Twentyfive Manitoba teachers have been awarded bursaries by the French government to take inservice training at two uni versities in France this Minister of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Laurent Desjardins The Manitobans are among about 60 Canadians who have been invited to attend Tui tion and lodging are financed by the French while the provincial government and the students share in the transporta tion Arrangements for the Manitoba teachers were made through the provincial govern ments Secretariat on Federal Provincial Cultural Relations and the office the French Cul t Need Information Having trouble finding infor mation about a federal service or program Karen van Leusden from In formation Canada is wbrking in Eastern Manitoba and can assist you in finding the information you Some examples of the kind of questions that directed to Karen are Where do I apply for Old Age Security Is the new Family Allowance program in effect Can the local merchants apply for management courses to be held in their community Where can a community group go for a grant for their project The questions range from en quiries on gov ernment to students trying to locate research mat erial for school If you or your group are look ing for information or assistance from federal government depart ments or call Karen she can be contacted at the fol lowing locations Lac du BonnetVillage Office 72 2nd Phone Powerview Village Office Lot Phone of White mouth Office Phone tural Attache in Anglophone and Francophone teachers of the provinces French and Francais programs will at tend lectures at the universi ties at Tours and La Rochelle jfor four commencing Aug ust The courses include lectures in French pedagogical practical lab and excursions to sites of his cultural and economic interest in the vicinity Of the The from all parts of the were chosen from about 100 appli cants considered by a committee comprised of representatives of the Department of the and a number of educational The program is carried out under terms of the FrancoCanadian Cultural in which Manitoba has been active since Madeleine of the Powerview Manitoba is one of the teachers who will be going to study in insulators under some condi But the soapstone that most resembles the kind used by Eskimos for their carvings not be heat hardened for it develops large cracks and is easily Its use is in the natural state as a seal against Offering a smoothly turned disk with several neatly drilled holes through Hal ley explains This is made v from the soft It will be placed between two fired in sulators made from the harder grade of encased a stainless steel holder and corn pressed so that the soft stone is forming a leaktight seal around the wires pass through these holes to thermo4 Heating the harder grade of stone so that it takes on ceramiclike properties needed for a good insulator is one of the responsibilities of AlStadnyk in Materials Maximum hardness is ed after for about half anhour at A100 d x it takes quite a bit longer op to size and shape it has to bij done he Iff During the the moisture is of the it lighter and changing the color from a dark grey to pinktinged The stone changes dimensions as well some kinds shrink and swell by about two per cent making the work of men like Stu Hal ley allthe more But allowances for the change j in size can be made machining so that in almost all cases the finished after requires no If the material is to after diamondimpregnat ed grindstones ordiamondtipped tools must be used because of the materials great The temptation to beg a piece of scrap and try sculpting is great for people who happen to be in the machine shop when the stone is workeoV A Weve had seveal people ask us for says but so we havent seen re sults of their is ft Horticultural Society FLOWER SHOW AUGUST 11 The Agassiz Horticultural So cietys Flower Show to be held this August will now be staged in the The Park Avenue School base ment will be the site of the 1973 Flower Will all entrants please bring their exhibits along to the school basement of August between and Only the entrance on 5th Street will be used on both Friday and The Flower Show opens on Saturday at with the presentation of trophies for the Home and Junior Gardens being made at Immediately following will be an Auction Tea will be served during the and the Horticultural Society extends an invitation to everyone in the vicinity of Lac du Bonnet this to come along and spend a leisurely after noon strolling among the prize blooms and admiring the and perhaps bid ding for the attractive produce that is auctioned every Money prizes to be awarded to Junior entry A tro phy donated by fire fighters to be used for Junior Gardner with most The Flower Show is open to the pub lic on at to there will be a raffle with 1st prize being a lawn chaise and 2nd prize a lawn Everyone is   

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