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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ TKI LITHBRIDGE HERAID -Young, -drive bi{ HOUSTON (AP) Apollo night have been designed to u'o the si'icnlisls happy. It's ;ol cxperiiiK'Ml.s anil tests lor usl about every scientific disci-jlinc. During llio mission, which Is chedukxl for launch Sunday, cienlific experiments will be performed on Hie lunar surface, i] orbit of the moon and on Ihe vay to Ilic moon. In addition, here v.lll be a science satellite eft in hmnr orbit, an atomic-owcred science station left on ie moon's surface and a biol-try experiment performed on lie way back to eartli. Apollo 16's two spacecraft idll arry pounds of scientific uipmotil The lunar module ,ill ,iral about pounds of cience gear on the moon, more han twice Uie cmount used on he first moon landing almost lirec years ago. Apollo 15 aslronauts John i'oung and Charles Duke Mill ollect about 103 pounds of noon samples, almost as much is (Jie lolal collected during the irst lliree moon landings com-lined. H'sv SCIIEDIU: The Apollo 16 command and service module will spend about is days in lunar orbit. During nuch of this lime, astronaut riio nas Mattingly II will be op-rating an array of scientific in-tmments and cameras April 13, 1971 Duke lab ji Ihe semfe module of the spacccrnft. Tlic expcrimonl.s include laser altimalcr. This device flashes a laser lieam at lie moon and measures the imo il takes lo Immce back. This helps draw an elevation map of the moon and to duter-n ne Us shape. fluorescence expert-mcnt, By delecting nnd measur-iiE the characteristics of solar x-rays radiating from the moon's surface, this device can map the themlcal composition of Lhe BRINGS CONGRATULATIONS The Very Rev. Gonville A. Anglican dean of Johannesburg, la congratulated by black well-wishers in Johannesburg, Friday after ihe supreme court reversed hli conviclfon for subversion. The court lifted a five-year prison sentence from him. Dean ffrench-Boylagh, 64, is on open foo of the South African governments apartheid po icy of racial empower EDMONTON (CP) The AI- 1 erta government introduced n anti littering hill Friday 'hich would give police power o order the owners of unslght-y properly visible Crom a high-ray to clean up their mess. Environment minister Bill 'urko, who introduced the liter act, said the hill Is cteslpi-d to control littering on land, vater and Ice and especially on unsightly property v 1 slble rom the highway." The bill contains some new revisions hut also brings to-jcther many of the laws cur-ently scattered between the ilghwayn and traffic act and ho public lands act, he Bald, The act says that a pollution ontrol officer or policeman nay order the owner or person hi control of any property made nslghtly hecause of litter ns viewed from a highway to clean up his land within 60 days. A bill to establish stronger controls over air pollution was ntroduced Friday in the Alberta legislature. Another act introduced sets out the authority of the new detriment of federal and Inter-jovernmental affairs while two nore acts, described as housekeeping bills, regvilate unlvers-ty pensions and livestock brand inspection. The Clean Air Amendment Act, Introduced by backbencher Tom Chambers (PC Calder) gives Environment Minister Bill Yurko the power lo prescribe maximum permlssable levels of any contaminant and establish methods for determining air pollution. Immediate orders to stop production may bo Issued to an owner or operator of any plan considered to bo breaking the regulations. WATCH FOR CRIME Attorney-G e n e r a 1 Merv Leltch said Friday his policy 1 to keep a close watch on Al berta business to make sure i does not fall into the grasp o organized crime. The minister, replying In th legislature to George Ho Len (SC Calgary McCall) said screening of investment is difficult but close watc will be kept so that crimina money dres not get control o companies through stock pur chases. Industry Minister Fred Pea cock said Friday the bil. s control 'orcupine, n mining company, s "unquestionably in serious rouble." This trouble will not only lave a serious effect on Grande Gaelic, a company town of .000, but on the government-ponsorcd Alberta Resources Railway, he told the leglsla-ure. He was replying to Roy Far-'an (PC Calgary North Hill) ho asked If the minister was ware the company lost mil-on last year on Its Alberla oal operations. Mr. Peacock Raid the government has sent a team of squad ;oimtanls, engineers and re-carch men to Grande Cache, on the edge of the Rocky Moun-alns, norlh of Jasper National Park, to sec what can be done. The government financed Alberta Resources Railway was built with a main objective Df hauling coal from the Mc-jitvre Porcupine ope ration south lo the CNH main line. Most of Ihe coal from the operation has been sldpped to the west coast and then lo Japan. The company, however, has experienced 8 number of strikes and rising production costs. spectrometers. These de-v ces map the distribution of various types of elements over the moon's surface. Mass spectrometer experiment. Tlus will measure and idendfy gases in the lunar atmosphere. S-ban transponder. This will elect variations in lunar gro.v-ity by helping to measure changes In velocity of Ihe spacecraft. In addition, Mattingly will operate a number of cameras lhat will map Ihe moon, study ce es-tial lights and give close-up views of moon features. Carried in (lie same nay with the orbital science equipment is an 85-pound, self-contained satellite that resembles a rural mai'. box. The craft is powered >y solar cells and batteries and s designed to operate for one year. The satellite contains two experiments, one which charged particles moving hrough space, and one which measures the magnetic fields around Lhe moon. The satellite will be ejected 'rom the spacecraft Into on Independent lunar orbit Just before Apollo 16 ftarta toward earth. Matflngly will walk In space o recover film from Ihe cameras In the science bay of Lhe service module. On the moon's surface, Young and Duke will deploy the atomic power science station that Includes four experiments. These are the passive geismlc device, which measures quakes on Iho moon; the active seismic device, wliich measures loca ground shocks; a magnetometer, which measures variation of the moon's magnetic field and the heat-flow experimen which takes the moon's temper ature with sensors placed In tw eight-foot holes drilled by th Canada marfc vilh champagne, MONTREAL (CP) On April 5, 1947, a Trans-Canada Air .inos North Star touched down n London alter a 16-hour flight I'om Montreal, marking the pening of Canada's major Eu-opeau gateway to the country's hen-fledgling national airline. The Norlb Star service re-ilaced the Canadian govern-ncnt Trans Atlantic Air Service lights which had operated be-wcen Montreal and the British sles since 1943, using converted ,ancasler nlrcraft. Today, on the 25th annlver-ary of the flight, TCA's succes-or, Air Canada, celebrates the occasion with anniversary cake and champagne to he passed among passengers flying be-ween Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal nnd London. While DC-Bs and Boeing 747s now fly the route regularly, the 4D-5eal North Star provided plenty of capacity In the old days, the airline recalls. During 1M7, a total of passengers flew Canada to anniversary cake flights Innd, while flew In the opposite direction. Willu'n five years, eastbound traffic had jumped to annually, while westbound traffic rose even more, to DROPPED NORTH STARS TCA stopped using the four-engine North Star in 1954, )Q favor oi the 63-seat Super Constellation. In 1900, with the1 coming of the jet age, the 133-seal DC-B service was inaugurated. The 198-seat DC-8 stretch jeU were put into service a fesv years later and in 19C8 were added lo the Toronto-London route. In 1971, passengers new from Canada to London on Air Canada services alone and persons Journeyed here from England, airlino figurea show. In 1947, the lowest air (are for the 16-hour flight was round-trip, while round-trip economy-class fare on a excursion plan now Is gral as president's visit i OTTAWA