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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Arab refugees fear plot Wednesday, Auguil A, 1971 THE LElHoSIDGE HEIiAlD 13 EL AfUSIl (AP Eighl truckloads of Palestinian Arab refugees rolled into this Israeli- occupied Egyptian city in the Sinai Desert on Tuesday as Is- rael pressed on with its disputed refugee resettlement program. The newcomers had travelled 50 miles from Jabaliya, a crowded Gaza Strip refugee camp plagued hy terrorism and incessant fighting between Is- raeli troops and Arab guerrillas. Then- new homes are in sandy, sun-b lied El Arish, which in Arabic means "TJie renowned for its palm- lined beaches. Hostilities are virtually non-existent. The Israelis have evacuated more than 200 families from Ja- baliya and A-Shatt camps in the last week under a scheme to thin the camps' population, criss-cross it with patrol roads and tighten security. The mayors of the camps met with Defence Minister Moshe Dayan on Tuesday to ask that the clearance work be halted. Dayan rejected the request, but promised to meet them again when they prove able to main- tain order and keep the guerril- las out. FEAR A PLOT The refugees are disquieted by the Israeli project, fearing some sort of plot to dispossess them of the little they have. For many, it was the first change of abode since they fled Palestine in the Arab-Israeli war of 1018. Twelve 100 brought to El Arish on Tuesday will) Iheir mattresses, straw chairs, bun- dles of clothing and barrels of food. Their new single-storey, two- room houses belonged to Egypt- ian personnel who manned El Arish's large air force base. They left in the 1967 Mideast, war. The Israelis say there will be plenty of work and vacant hous- ing for the newcomers in this city of You're the real polluter OTTAWA (CP) Do you wish all those polluters would quit soiling the air? Forget it. The real culprit is you, to the extent of more than tons of air pollution per per- son a year. As proof, E. R. Mitchell, head of the federal energy depart- ment combustion research labo- ratory, recorded how his family of four adults contributed to pol- lution. At 16.2 tons cadi of fuel com- bustion wastes, the Mitchells were 3.32 per cent higher than the national average of air pol- lution of 15.08 tons year. Their fuel combustion activi- ties consumed more than 16 tons of oxygen or Git tons of air. In addition each breathed 413 pounds a year and exhaled pounds of carbon dioxide. Their air pollution record came from all forms of fuel combustion employed lo support the family in a normal lu-ban community. CAR HATES HIGH For example, the family ear produced a total of 10.16 tons of pollution in a year and home heating another 8.54 tons. Other factors were diesel fuel combus- t i o n for transportation and farming, aircraft fuel, industrial fuel, smelling, thermally-pro- duced electricity and 1.C8 tons for their motor boat. Another byproduct was 4.6 tons of water produced per per- son per year. Mr. Mitchell says in a study entitled Only People Pollute, published by the department, that many do not consider car- bon dioxide a pollutant. It forms 90 per cent of fuel combustion byproducts. Nevertheless, he included it in his ount. Carbon dioxide is ac- cumulating in the atmosphere, where it absorbs the infra-red rays of the sun which are needed by plants ji the process of pholosynthesis to convert car- bon dioxide into food and re- lease oxygen into the air. PEOPLE ARE PROBLEM Mr. Mitchell concludes that air pollution is a problem of people, their rate of increase, concentration in cities and their insatiable demand for more and luxuries. He has compiled a national inventory which indicates that j automobiles alone produce 330.2 million tons of pollution a year 20 per cent of the na- tional total. Domestic heating accounts for about as much. "Nolc that over 95 per cent of our air pollution comes from the combustion of he says. He suggests setting a top limit may be the answer, possibly 200 tons of pollutants per square mile. This would mean a popu- lation density of to per square mile, depending on industrial concentration. Montreal's density is 13 jOO and Toronto's he notes. Mr. Mitchell says current pol- lution abalement programs do no more than nibble at small fractions of the total burden, doing nothing to slow the rate o[ oxygen combustion. He calls for strict laws to en- courage conservation and for greater individual and corpo- rate spending on "pollution hardware." SOUNDING THINGS OUT-Two-year-old Jodie Good- a rubella baby who was born deaf, wears earphones and feels a specially conslrucled loudspeaker as she learns lo hear al the Speech and Hearing Centre in Perth, Auslralia, Jodie also was born with an eye defecl and is Ihe youngest child in Western Australia lo wear a conlocl lens. acres of timber burns in giant B.C. fire VANCOrVKU iCP) gianl "le.r" fire in British Columbia blazed across acres Tuos-lav alter nearly doubling iu, and changing direction in less lhan 24 hours. Hot, dry winds of about 15 miles an hour v.crc pushing the blaze, Ilit ncnv burning in (he province, in a northeasterly direction away from prime timber stands and into an area largely covered by scrub pine. A forestry service .socjkcs- man said the winds were "al- most the best we can have right now." "They are pushing Ihe fire i n t o a barren northern area almost completely void of commercial value." he said. On the east front Ihc fire was approaching an area previous- ly burned over, while firefight- ers were having ''some spread further, and said they the forestry spokesman said, had run oul of bolh manpower "We hopes fur rain to- and equipment lo baltle the morrow which would be blaze1-- 'welcome." he continued, "bi.t There were 55ii men with il'lhe silualion will still be hay.- Iractrjrs and 35 ?ircrafl in Ihe ardous Pnnce George dislrict alone, He said men were working fighting 111 fires- to lli hours at a slrelch to ''The 'tee1 fire in particular has drained so much effort we hardly have enough men ov equipment to fight the Earnings drop lor Cominco VANCOUVER (CP) Com- inco Lid. reports net earnings ct S9.1 million or 55 cents a share on sales of 5131.1 million I C7 bulldozers in the lirst ball ol 1971. Last year, the company had comparable net earnings of SKi.ti million or cenLs a share sue-! on sales of S150.6 million. try to control the fires. In the Golden-Mica area o( B.C., 100 men were battling a acre fire on six fronts and lorxinj; and access roads were closed. A fire was burn- ing quietly near Ihe Ingenika River in the Williston Lake area where B.C.'s largest rec- orded fir.e burned 706.000 acres in 1958. A (olal of 337 fires burned in B.C. Tuesday and 1.379 men were in ac- tion. In the Northwest a massive fire threatened tho new Nahanni Rner National Park in Ihe southeastern cor- ner. cess" erecting fireguards to In its report to shareholders, the soulh and west. Ihe company attributed Ihe de- The direction change, how-! crease mainly to lower lead ever, biought Ihe 'tee" blaze prices, which averaged Ihree within only a few miles of I cents a pound less during Ihc another fire started by a light- j six-month period. ning strike Monday. It spread to cover acres in only AVERAGE CALLS two hours. There arc an aver age Jin the Battle River at HalWrk, Forestry officials feared the phone calls a day 1100 miles southeast of Edmon- wo fires would meet and made in Canada. I Ion. Albertan drowns HALKIRK ICP) Clifford Gordon N'eihaus 21, of land. drowned while swimming Business SpolJight Brunswick closes billiard lines TORONTO (CP) Brunswick of Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of a United Stales company, is stopping manufacture of its Ca- nadian line of billiard equip- ment but Canadian comDanies in the industry say business is improving. With the disappearance of Ihe Canadian-made Br u n s w i c k product next year, Dufferin Cue Co. expects lo become Ihe lead- ing cue specialist in Ihe coun- try, Al Selinger, Dufferin presi- dent, said. The company has a seven-rr.ari operation in Toronto. The Canadian shooter prefers a cue about 60 inches long and 10-11 millimetres broad at the lip, Mr. Selinger said. Most American players go for a shorter and broader about 57 inches long and about 34 millimetres at the tip. The best wood in Ihe world for cues is Canadian white maple, he said. "There is an American maple but it's not as he says. "The Americans don't believe we can turn out a cue thai long and that thin and stili have it straight. We do and we guaran- tee il. We're even building up exports If) England" United States' players prefer Uie game of Boston pool, Selin- ger says, while Canadians favor snooker Most U.S. tables arc by nine feet compared with the foot lablo popular in Canada. Canadian pockets and balls are smaller. Last year, Dufferin Cue turned out of its specialty product. "Normally we slow dowTi coming into the summer but now we are speeding says Selinger. Tile Dufferin firm now produces over cues a week and expects to keep up the pace for Ihe rest of the year. A leading producer of the big tables is Ontario Billiard Sup- ply Co.. Toronto. It keeps al leasl five cabinet makers at work producing up to 30 big lables a month. "We find the billiard business is good and Joy Eden, office manager, says. The firnr is thinking of adding to staff rather than cutting down. At Ihe Brunswick plant, vire- president V. H. J. Walker said "export sales were very satis- factory but the drop in domestic business more than overbal- anced" the export returns. B r u n s w i c k has employed about 240 at its plant in Missis- sauga, a Toronto suburb. The company also plans to stop manufacturing its Cana- dian lines of bowling and golf equipment by lire end of the year. There wit' be slaff reduc- tions and the Canadian subsidi- ary will be maintained as a marketing and service division of Brunswick Corp. of Chicago. The corporate decision was made in Chicago and was due mainly lo a lack of return on investment during the 1960s, Mr. Walker said. Consumer credit figures climb OTTAWA (CP) Consumer dehl owing lo the banks, sales finance companies and other principal grantors of consumer credit totalled million at the end .if May, Slnlislics Can- ada reported Tuesday. The figure was up from S8.87G million fit Ihc end of April, and 2.-I per cent higher lhan -Sil.7-1'2 million at Ihc cud of lasl year. The slatistics hui'raii warned, however, that comparisons for the 12-month period cannot he made nccuratcly hecjuise of a change last December in Ihe manner of compiling some of the figures for .-sales finance and consumer loan ctyinnanirs. The Icilal apply lo Ilic princi- pal grantcrs of consumer cmlil, but do not include loans by crcdil unions and caisses popu- laire, or oil companies on their credit cards. Together with some other retail (Icnler credit, this cxlrn amount tolallcd more lhan billion March .11. Personal cash loans hy the chartered hanks rose to more IliHii billion at Ihc end of May, up lli per cent from a yi-.-.r earlier. Loans on life in- surance policies totalled ipfiS million, up 7.1 per cent. JUST A QUARTER Const met ion worker s in Prague, Czcchoslovn k i n, com- pleted T.G57 apnrtmonl.s in Ihc firs! half of this a quarter of Ihc number planned for 1971. SAVE ON SETS OF 4 BRUNSWICK MARKS 4 PLY NYLON 1 tire price 2 tire price 16 4 tire 1 C 94 price Xw each 7.75-14 Blackwall Installed BRUNSWICK MARK 9 FIBERGLASS BELTED 1 tire price 26 2tirapriee25 JJL tire price Whitewall BRUNSWICK MARK? 4 PLY POLYESTER 1 tire price 23JJ 2 tire price 22 SIMILAR SAVINGS ABOVE TIRES 14 FOR APPOINTMENT F78-I4 and 15 Dual Whifewall Installed BRUNSWICK 808 WIDE IRAK '70'SERIES WIDE OUAL 1 tire price 22-JJI 2 tire price 4tire A 94 pnceA IIeach E70-14 whitewall reriwall installed PERIOD 6 DAYS ONLY Because We're a Department Store... 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