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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WOH The Uthbridqc Herald VOL. LXIll No. 117 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL SO, 1970 PB1CE NOT OVER 10 CEOT5 TWO SECTIONS PAGES Pollution: No ice Liberal Sweep In Quebec Acclaimed Unity Victory ew Is Possible In 30 Years By JEW WILSON HeraH Staff Civifcation today has reached the point where it can pollute the air sufficiently to cause either a new ice age or a worldwide flood, ant at the rate we're go- ing, we'll prove it in less Ihzn 30 years. It took nature about 300 million yean to deposit and form the fossil fuels-petroleum products aad coal H is taking less than 200 years to burn Item up. Fossil fuels could be considered a bank savings account containing beat energy, mostly deposited by Ibe sim. Over millions of years it was absorbed by bring organisms and 'giant ferns, and eventually changed from pure energy to solid and coal When these irreplaceable igjources are burned, they release (or spend) in only a few concentrated yean all the beat and the biproducls of burning that took nature hundreds of millions of years to produce. Fragile Thing The earth's climate is a fragile thing: it depends on all average surface temperatures remaining the same. If the temperature rises only 10 .degrees the level of the ocean nil] increase by about 12 feel, flooding most of the world's capital cities and crealkg sufficient water weight stresses on geological fault lines that a brief period of earthquakes will completely reshape the con- tinents. If the average temperature drops only six degrees there vrill an umnetiiale ice age, starting with year- long snowfalls that will form new ice packs. Because of inefficient burning of coal and oil prod- ucts about 800 million tons of smoke pours into the at- mosphere every year, and a substantial aicouot of it stays there. The tonnage is increasing as industry ex- The black particles shade the earth, allowing less beat from the sun to reach the surface. When sufficient smoke has collected in the upper atmosphere the world's temperature Kill drop by sir 'degrees and a new ica age wfll come: we ran do it in much less than 30 Tears, at (he rate the smoke is building up now. But the complete and unavoidable biprodort of com-' plete burning is carbon dioxide, which makes a perfect one-way heat gate. A greenhouse traps beat from the tun by allowing it in and not allowing It out, and that'a exactly what carbon dioxide does! The son's energy wfll go.mroBgb, but won't reflect back Mo apace npidj. pnoiign, the temperature' to rise. ''-r .Within about 25 years industrial energy tion will definitely, have produced sufficient carbon di- oxide to bold in. about 10 degrees more bat, mettfag polar ice. fa 'add about 12 feet to sea teveL 1 Killing Oceans We're rapidly miing the oceans anyhow, so pebups that won't matter. Ocean of the basic forms of living matter produce about 70 per. cent of tba earti'i oxygen. Oil m the ocean kins plankton: off-shore web are constantly leaking, and so are the pant oil tankers. DOT'and many other pesticides and herbicides kill plankton; they have been found in concentration jolea from shore and more than a mile deep, and have had a measurable effect on marine Bat coastal 'cities continue to dump their sewage into the oceans in trillion gallon amounts, and to dump garbage barges mites from the shore where the wastes can slowly setUei to the bottom. The radioactive wastes from nuclear generation plants are 'dumped into toe ocean In tanks containing from to one million gallons each. The carbon- Eteel alloy tents must be replaced every few yean; al- ready one has been spilled during the replacement job. And in tie stuff continues to bubble away down there, unobserved, eating away at the container walls. Scientists say the ocean has about 40 years to If we keep mistreating it Ibe way we is tba ocean goes, so will we, because we must have the oxy- gen it produces to keep breathing. As pbDution-mongers we have had BO equals in an of history. And if this isn't to be our tragically real epi- taph in just a few years, the time for the anti-poDntka revolution ii now. Jittery Stock Market Soars NEW YORK (AP) After three ilraight days of six-year lows, the New York slock market register- ed one of its biggest gains at the year in heavy trad- ing Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 13.06 points to 777.39 for Ihe best day since March ZJ, when titt Dow jumped 16.37 poults after the coun- try's biggest banks cut their prime interest rale. However, a morning rally ended with news the United Stales wouM provide advisers and tscU- cal air strikes for South Vietnamese operating in Cambodia. In the next hour the average fell nearly 11 points before it (limed around again. "The market is so damned nervous that it Hows these things out of said analyst M. Lewis of Treves and Co. New York economist Pierre Rinfret, a former Nixon campaign adviser, warned that an escalation of the war in Southeast Asia wouM mean worsened Inflation and "the end of the American economy as have il." Two little-noticed Indicators gave a further clue to troubled U.S. business rise in factory layoffs and a drop in help-wanted newspaper ads, The help-wanted index measures the of classified advertising. In 53 major newspapers. It Is considered a aensitive indicator el busneai MONTREAL and businessmen claimed the Liberal election victory in Quebec Wednes- day night 'as a victory for Canadian unity. But they warned that the province still has to overcome economic disparities which contributed to the rise to separatism- AlthougtL political leaders generally were unanimous in viewing .the election result as a defeat for separatism, there also were warnings that economic issues still could prompt confrontations be- tween Quebec. LEVESQUE DEFEATED Robert Bourassa, feeding the Liberal party in hu iirst cam- paipi, defeated the Union Na- tionale government ot Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand which bad governed the province since 1966. After a campaign in T.'hjch Quebec independence was a major issue, Rene Levesque aw his separatist Parti Quebe- COB gather about 24 per cent of the popular vote, although he suffered personal defeat- Final'standing when counting ended for the night, compared Hitb the results of the June 5, 196G, general election: -Laieral Union National Creditiste Parti Quebscois Doubtful Total JJ70 IXC 71 16 56 13 7 2 1 108 108 The election of a strong ma- jority government at a time when Quebec is in ttc midst of economic uncertainty brought jubilation to the business and ficantial community. Growing separatist strength in recent years was blamed by business leaders for a slowdown in the economy of the province, currently plagued with a level of unemployment only sur- passed in the Atlantic prov- inces. Leading business executives said the result nil! set an un- proved climate which they hope nil] attract capital and encour- age gnr.vth. The Liberals and the pro-fed- erahst Creditiste party together won a total of M seats and about 55 per cent of the popular vole, the IJberal shore of the vote being about 44 per cent RENE LEVESOUE Winner 25-Year Gas Deal Triple Separatist Vote THI liberal IMOCT Robe'rt: Boyrowo, flushed with, happinei at hit in firrt election campaign party chief, raijeV the hand of hii Wife. Wednesday night in Montreal campaign The Parti Quebecois, mean- while, received .about 24'. per cent of the popular vote, nearly three tones the separa- tist parties got in the 1966 cam- WASHINGTON1 (CP) The Federal Power Oommission today 'authorized three natural gas companies to buM an estimated' in hew A OTTAWA ery qoptat .to: apply for fta crop year, web me gar-' erLment'ft acreage reduction program to trim the' wheat glut'in effect, were an- nounced in the Commons.agri- .culture committee today. Unit quotas are abandoned, tberr win be no specified acreage quotas as in previous years and acreage seeded to wheat in the 1970-71 year, with the exception of soft spring wheat, will not qualify for deliv- ery quotas. A producer's assignable 1970- 71 acreage will consist of: acreage. seeded to other eli- gible crops. per cent of new ground broken in the 1969-70 jear. per cent of the acreage low, plus or minus any increase or decrease in perennial forage in 1970-71 compared with 1969- 70. C. W. Gibbings, wheat board commissioner, outlined, the re- Tised quota policy to the com- mittee.- CAN GET It is .designed to complement the acreage'reduction program under which fanners can get an acre np' to a maximum per fanner for and turned to sommerfiHow. The program also provides for payment of an acre up to a maximum for wheat acreage turned to production of forage crops for more then a year. OBter pouits set out in the quota announcement: can only be delivered by a'prodbcer rar wneat.debr- ery from- bis total 'assignable acreage. of other oats, barley, rye, soft white spring 'whsac, rapeseed1 and flaxseed-r-wiD.be based on quota acres, which wul be the seeded to these grains plus any.' acres to them by the' producer from hu total assigna- ble acreage. wheat quota purposes, other eligible crops consist of any except cereals, including ell wheat, oats, bar and rye, as rapeseed, Dai- seed, mustard, safllorer. and sunflower, and forsges. demand for durum or specific wheat grades requires additional deliveries, s p e e i a 1 quotas will be provided based on acreage.assigned the produ- cer for wheat delivery. special are rev quired for soft spring wheat or other grains, these will be based on total quota acres established by each producer for the partic- ular grain involved. m 1JJO-71 may arrange for a maximum SO bushels of wheat to be gristed to flour for family use. This .win not apply against delivery quo- privuega far se- lected matting barley win re- main the fame as in the 196S-70 crop year. Under the privilege selected barley may be deliv- ered In carlot quantities on an over-quota basis. deliveries to defray cut of buying pedigreed plant- ing seed win be rs may select on alternate delivery' point prov- ided it is located fat the same province as their primary point. for 1170-71 de- Mr. L e v e s q u e, 47-year-old Journaict.and cabinet minster ID toB UaTDIV- LaVBtl inept of Jean did not in- dicate who migit' lead the Parti Qoebecois in the legislature or he would seek a seat in ope of the jMliugb captured by Ba had qojt ibe Lfberal party while in opposition to form the Parti Quebecois which brought _ together various fae-' transmission facilities and' fa twos. This hnport cubic feet of test of the Parti Quebeooas. Levesque hopes la esieb- bsh an independent Quebec in an ebooomk; the rest of Canada. A total "pi m toted the lot m elec- ban that resulted D the arrest of at least 29 peraonj for alleged elecQOT irregubarrtiea. MoM at those arrested were released... Canadian gas dairy for the next S years. nded FPC exanuner'-IKInam initial the gai by the U.S. companies be low- ered to for cubic feet The gas yB. be porcnased HULL TrHaSsCaDBOft PBMUQBB Ltd. d Toronto. Surpass 1966 Turnout French REPORT RELEASED la a 12 page inqJtjt report ra the death of Mary Jo KopecUDt, above, Jidge Janti A. Boyle chaDrBged Sea, Edward Kennedy's pub- lic accool ft the arcMeBt whkh led to her death. The report, dated Feb. II, wai jnade pablic Wednesday. The said he doubted that Sea. Kennedy made a wroag tan onto a narrow bridge while dnviBj Miss KopcfniBG U a lerry. See story Page S. Estimates were that the 72- percent iurnout in the 1966 elecr tioh .was surpassed. There were registered voters. The Liberals took 27 seats from the Union Nationale, defeating eight cabinet minis- ters. The Parti Quebecois took five Montreal Island seats from the Union Nationale, defeating tm cabinet ministers in Ihe process. Defeated cabinet ministers in- cluded Finance Minister Mario Beautieu, regarded as leader- Paul Allard; Mnmster without T> .1 Portfolio Jean-Marie M o r I n; Dreallllllff Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer; O Industry Minister Jean-Paul Beaudry; Souator-Genersl AT- mand Malthais; Forestry Minis- to Claude Gossehn; Commun- calioDS minister GerarJ Lebel; Transport Minsba- F e r n a n d Lurtte; Revenue Minister Bay- Johnston; Municipal At 'airs Minister Bobert Lnssier, and Minister without Portfolio Francois Mathieu. was defeated br EDMONTON (CP) A spokesman today said the French-speaking reskkmu: of Al- berta were relieverl following the rirtory of the'liberal party In Quebec's provincial election Wednesday. Dr. Roger Motut, French-Ca- nadian Association of Alberta president, said the province now federalist Other defeated cabinet minis- ten were: Resources Minister ganizers, Liberal Andre Mar- chand, a 43-year-oW printer. An 13 candidates o! Quebec's New Democratic Party were de- feated. Mr. Btrtrand himself was re- elected while Creditiste leader Canul Sanaon, a 33-year-old car salesman from Rouyn, was elected in Rcurn Noranda, tak- >g a teat away from the Union Mr. Bourassa, 36-year-oM RmiTaCtta livfyer-eoDoomisl who was vir- rOr tuauyuoknownumilsix months ago. described the landslide vic- MONTREAL (CP) Robert No Holiday livery permit books itiioi made not later than next July 15. Bourassa said following the landslide victory of his Quebec Liberal party Wednesday might that he will go lo Quebec City today to begin forming his new government. "I'm eager to get started and I've decided against taking a he said. He expected to announce the makeup of ris cabinet "within 10 days." tbry as a challenge to prove Quebec can reman in Canada. "And we will face that chal- lenge taking into account that Quebec is not a province, like the others. And we are confi- dent that we will succeed." The new IJberal government would devote its first efforts to the province's serious unem- ployment problem, he said, re- raffing his campaign promise to create new jobs in 1971. Mr. Bertrand, a 53-year-old lawyer, said he would remaia as leader of the Union Nationale in opposition for the time being. Visibly moved, Mr. Datuiil recalled that he had asked Que- bacers to give the province a majority government. "They did so, and it's good thing for Quebec." (Poll-by-poll results on Page X) Tornacfoef Hit OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two tornadoes smashed info sections of northwest Oklahoma City early today, leaving a checkered palh ol debris and twisted trees. Twenty-five persons were re- ported injured, none seriously. Numerous homes had roofs damaged and windows broken. Streets were littered with bro- ken trees and power lines. "I think we're all breathing a aigh of relief." He; said the assodau'-n be- fievss the election of the Ijber- ab will help alleviete "the eco- nomic ills" facing Quebec. "During the next four years Qoebec will find ml once and f-r all il is better lo be in Con- federatta." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN A VID gardener George Bo- U vcondering all the "black Russian thistles will again appear on the hori- zon" Dorothy Rutherford commenting on the choice of record used at Ihe YWCA fitness classes More Than a Miracle Bill Collar fearing his brother Joe will never talk to him again after the catch of pound- two ounce Dolly Varden. _ "Boy! Are tbote Arab mud Jtraeli gaerrillat Mantle's Eatery Chain In Red DALLAS, Mickey Mantle's, a restaurant chain which bears the name at the former-New York Yankee baseball star, lott in Reporting this Wednesday, Roy J. True, president of the Dallas-based firm, nttribufed the bulk of the Ion to the proc- eu of changing the original cuuntjy cooking concept to one of widef appeal. True aid this Explain New Action From WASHINGTON (CP) Preri- dent Nixon will go on MevWon tonight to explain the U.S. in-vehement In Cambodia and to seek public support for a policy that has put American forces on a new Southeast Asian battlefield. Alarmed congressmen reacted angrily Wednesday lo ductosure by the Pentagon that U.S. mili- tary advisers were in Cambodia reaction, the House of Repre- sentatives scheduled a vote today on an ameTxtment by Representative 0 g d e n Reid (Rep. N.Y.) prohibiting the United. Stairs from sending (round troops into Cambodia. Although the defence depart- ment said the U.S. tactical air and ground support was (o help South Vietnamese forces and not Cambodian government troopB, congressmen fiuin both parties fear that only a little netping South Vie In a me se would involve the dispoal of a forces destroy Communist bor- push win turn Cambodia into number of cbna'i existing der.bweis. aootber war front, casts have given news of U.S. troops disengagements from Vietnam and progress in turn- ing over the lighting lo South Vietnamese forces. MAY ANNOUNCE AID Tonight, he might announce direct. U.S. commitments to Cambodia, whose has asked for massive supplies of U.S. arms tr help (orce back advancing Communisl forces. So far, the United Stiles has authorized only transfers of sev- eral thousand captured Com- munUt Sovi- redesigned AK-f7 Sootb VMau to I A While House spokesman uld Nixon's address at 6 p.m. (Lethbridge time) would deal with the entire situation, as U relates both to Cambodia and U.S. force! In Vietnam. Nixon was expected to eirpha- rize the U.S. view Hut about North Vietnamese and Viet Cong personnel in Cam- bodia s fsriign U1V2- U.S. military advisers have told the president that the cur- rent Communist drive against the new government in Phnom Penh threaten the nafctr of UJL fcraa fa Vtotam. ;