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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta LtTHUIDCI HBUIB Aarll 11, Lakes Clean-Up Plan Announced t Nerve Gas Plans Hit TORONTO (CP) Canada and the Ucited Slates took their first practical steps Friday to control pollution of the Great Lakes. A communique issued after Inter-governmental talks, held at the request of Jlichigan Gov. W. G. Jlilliken, announced a joint action program to dean up the lakes. Representatives at UlcUgn, Ohio, Ontario and the two fed- eral governments agreed te es- tablish technical committees to co-ordinate control efforts and Indicated it conference al gover- nors tod premiers of states and provinces bordering the lakes v.ill be heW in June. The emergency meeting was a result of Canada's decision earlier this month to impose re- strictions on fishing in Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit rivers and in sections of Lake Erie and Lake Huron. The restrictions, including an outright ban on fishing in the St. Clair system 'and a ban on fish sales in other areas, vtfe im posed after fish were found to have been contaminated byv in- dustrial mercury to a level be- lieved unsafe for human can- sumption. Although the Internationa Joint Commission last-year is- sued a report decrying damage caused the Gnat by phosphates used in detergents pesticides such as DDT and wage, officials only recently be- came aware of the pi matt o mercury contamination. MAP OUT PLANS The 31 government .represent atives who attended the meeting agreed to take these steps: will institute pro- ceedings to don down Lake SL Clair and' Bie St. Clair River Lu all fishing .as a precaub'onar measure pending further study will not restrict fishing on the U.S. ride of Lake Erie or an the Detroit River, but Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and Ihe U.S. federal water pollution control adminisb-atlon wiH eo- in (nveatieaUng tbt- ation hi areas. permaacnt technical committees, one dealing with health matters aix! tha other envhonment control, will established to co-ordinate tiatioo eflorts by both countries. major- poQation coaler' xe to be held in June, proba- bly in Toronto, will be recom- mended for convening by Ot- aad Washington. ptrtieipants agreed to co-operate in raer- ;ury contamination, to oonsolt with other authorities prior to taking action affecting the Great Lakes and to Inveatigaia other sources of poUution. participants will urge the affected agencies of both 'ederal governments to investi- gate sources cf uieicuij con- ammatioB in rifl states and provinces, -The UA food and drag ad- ministration will take action to seize fish In interstate com- merce cGBUmining mercury in excess of tbe level of .9 parts per mitton believed dangerou By THE CANADIAN PRESS British CohnhVi ehil de- chief aaid Friday night B.C. oflkiab wffl wort with their b Washing- ton Stale In case of im'oiying shipment accident of U.S. The Si to be shipped from Okinawa to riam.ii, With., using Juan de Fuca Sfrait ofl standard plans." He decfintd Vancouver Island, go by to give details. rail to Henniatcn, Ore., tha In Washington and Dream, U.S. Army's UmatilU, depot. Ore., opposition to the .planed anip- iest conined U btald up Fri- STANDAKD PLANS day, wkfl GOT. DM John Erb said in Victoria. tha Washington prtnatiag "every. B.C. civil defence organization step possible" to have the sbjp- hat hem in touch with Us neat halted, date hac been Washington Stale counterpart pwe, have certain Investigations into menxry contamination of the St. Clair system by a Dow Chemical of Canada Lid. plant at Sanu, Out., may mult in Dow accept- ing responsibility for compensa- tion. The company already has taken action to reduce mercury pollution: Mr. Mffiken toU reporters he had been informed by Wyan- dotte Chemical Co. located on the Detroit Hirer near De- troit, tutt tbe company is taking steps to terminate aH dis- charges of mercury. Ontario had blamed tbe major' poOntor of tha river. base, HOLLOW TALK Oregon -Gor. Tom MtCaB the U.S. meaTs asauiancts of security appear to be taS. Tha to states could act eSrctivety the. adety of their residents he said. The latest round of the stipmtat Mawed a U.S. Army nqoaat to tha :atatn to be prepared to evsn- ate'people aJong the route, of the nerve gag trains, rWE COULD DO IT b Vjdaia, Mr. Ertt alt mr B.C. effort n eaae of. emer- wiD be 09-ardtoated wrta by "If pnpte had aa be '.eVaenaial {ram a apedal w eaokl do it" Mr. Erb deacrfted UK meat is "a.very tonehy BB> In the CODDOH Wfctaeaday, Prime kCoiafar Trodeao aaid he ate" precautions bad hea pre- pared by anrhnritiea. HOtSI KCOMB AN BSUC Strikebound Enovlhord Induttrin of Canada wo. picketed In Toronto Friday by H> workon hi eluding two man dramd a horw. The wot aimed at Charlei Engelnard, pniident of the'ftrm'i U.S. parent, who paid the record price to E. P. Taylor year for a Windfcld Farm colt. WINK ROM WIUT West German Chancellor Willy Brandt winki at a newiman 01 ha o televiuon Inter- view in Wajhington Friday. Brandt viiiHng nation's capital for two days of talks with President Nixon. In Washington, D.C., the Pentagon taid Friday aa ton Ui Nary Teasel jf rcfldy CD But BO deriM had on when chemacal be moved. In Orympia, Wash., GOT. Evans saad the Pentagon fc to give a days notice of sbap- menL Brandt: U.S. Troops Needed Mexico Buys CALGARY iYNOPSIS Except for variable doudt- ntiss, light SDOW .and coot weather in uutlurj Aberta rvr the utuvhjue to gnn aBj1 suapy.but cooL'-.' fg _ Sunday, FORECASTS Mostly saaay.. with ckaage la lenpera t'a r e.' Wiads W1S. Low-kigli Leta- Vridge aad Hat .11 Cenombla naaay with a few'csaudy tieiiuui and isolated showers of rain or snow today except cloudy, with scattered sbowen tzia. noon. .Sunny tomorrow .with cloudy periods in the afternoon. Winds light, at times north- westerly 2D. Low tonight and high Sunday at Cranbrook, U and 47; CasUegar, 28 aod K. THE LNIVERSin (31 (.AlCARY SENATE SUBMISSIONS of University of Calgary will hold Hi regular iprlng meeting on May S, 1970. It li duty of the Senate to enquire Into any matter that might tend to enhance the utefulneii of University, Individual! or Invited lo moke written submltiions to Senate for conilderalion ot ils spring meel- will then be iludied by appropriate Senats commiMeei prior to meeting, Personi may appear In lupport of their lubmlstloni, or attend as ipectatori, Direct all not later than April 17, toi R. T, 0, Mckln, Q.C., Chairman Exttrnal Senats, Unlwrttty of Calgary 200 City Trvtf lulWing 337 7th CALGARY ment. Mr. .Broadbent, said man- PCRTT traiomg nguWicng ex- dude 41 per cent of the labor force by reojiliing a I ed- ucation. Be said teen-agers, Es- kimos, Indians and Metis are excluded by a requirement of three yean in tte labor force. Manpower sfimiter Allan MacEaefaea replied, at the and of the one-day debate, that O per cent of the raiaees have less than Grade I. He said a change In the three-year legjuBement ii being considered. However, coats would increase sharply and the program wat aimed mainly at older workers, Steltler Man Tory Choice STETTLEH (CP) Jack Robertson, 41, Stettler was nominated by .the Progressive Conservative party to contest SMUer riding ta tie next Al- berta provincial general etec- DDO. Robertson, a bulk oil dealer, is a member of the heal botinl, Kidrwy Transplant TORONTO (CP) The kid- neys of a Toronto boy who died after an accident were trans- planted into two women at To- ronto General Hospital today: x Robert Dekkcr, 7, died Friday after being hit by a car. ANNUAL MEETING All hitemttd In the Head Start Demonstration Project (EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION) tn flritM to ottwid vn 15th-8p.m. St. School AwKfornm Ith ttrttt and lOlti South PUHK WRCOMI SPRING MACHINERY SPECIALS CASE 1032 With Cab, Dud Jvtt exampk of tpvciab on now M GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HWHWAT PHONE 377-llM OmClAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA AH highways In the Lett bridge district are bare and dry aod in good driving condi- tion. There is a 75 per cent loading restriction on Highway 61 from the Jonctioa of High- way 4 to Skiff, which came into effect April t at T a.m. Highway to Banff is bare and dry. en is mostly bare and dry. Few sections of black ice. Golden to Reverstoke hat) inches of snow which has ben plowed and sanded. Motorists are ad- vised to watch for (bppery sec- tions, fallen rock and frost heaves. Banff to Radium Is mostly bare and ta tion with a few slippery sec- tions. Banff Jasper it mostly bare and in good condibioo, however, there was 10 (ncba o( new snow in the Columbia lea Fklds and viability is poor. Cresfng-Silmo highway roabv ry.bare with illppery sections. Motorists are advised watch for fallen rock and cariboo aad deer on the highway. "Snow tires or chains are n- (juiied when travelling in any mountain area. TMs inctudei all ski resort access'roadi. The Banff Jasper Highway will be open 24.hours a day, PORTS OT ENTRY (Opedng and Clodng Contta, M boors; Canny a.m. to t p.m. MST; Chief ctond. Del Bonlta t a.m. to e p.m.; Roosevilk, B.C. t i.m, lo p.m.; Klagsfite, B.C., M boun; I a.m. to nUdBifbt; Upi Pan, ckMd for ;