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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERALD Wedneiday, Auguil 11, 1971 Fires rage across wide front VANCOUVER (CP) A pal] of smoke from [lie burning for- ests of ISrilisli Columbia and Alberta extends .iL'ndrciis of miles, from northern B.C. through central AlbcrU in Mon- tana ai'd North Dakota, forest service officials said Tuesday. 11 extends along a line through Edmonton ;md Calgary (o Helena and Billings, Mont., and north again to Yorkton, Sask., Visibility at Bismarck, N.D. was only three miles. Sizzling dry weather con- tinued to make work difficult for more than men bat- tling some 550 forest fires in B.C., many of diem burning out of control. With no prospect of rain in most areas this week, officnls of the B.C. Forest Service said Lheir only luck appeared to lie in the absence of high winds. More lhan half the fires in the province 32-1 were burning in (lie Kamloops and Nelson forest districts in south- ern and southeastern TC.C. smoke in some areas kept water bombers and spot- ling planes grounded. Worst of the fires in B.C. burning in a hard-to-reach 150-mile stretch of the Rocky Mountain Trench between Gold- en and McBride. Twenty fires were reported there burning in steep river valleys between the Rockies and the Selkirk and Columbia mountain ranges. Meanwhile, campfire permits were suspended and a partial industrial closure 1 m po s o d Tuesday throughout the Van- couver Forest District, which includes Vancouver Island. The closure was imposed be- cause of a strong high pressure ridge which remained firm over tlie south coastal region. At least five days of hot, dry weather were forecast. Industrial operations must close in forest areas by 1 p.m. each day and open fires of any kind are banned, except those in approved fireplaces In provincial parks. The nation and historic parks branch in Calgary said camp- fire permits have been cancell- ed at Yolio and Kootenay parks in B.C., as well as Jasper, Banff and Waterton Lakes in Alberta. A new fire was reported In the Amaskwi Valley In Yoho Park, and Mount Revelstoke staff were fighting a blaze near the Beaver River. Strom: oil benefits will boom WHZTECOUHT (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom said Tuesday he believes more major com- panies will enter the oil extrac- tion business at the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta. The premier did not elaborate on the prediction as he ad- dressed i.bout 40 party workers in a campaign for the Aug. 30 provincial election. SViVCnUDE Mr. Strom also said he would "very surprised" if any- ihiug stopped the MOO million Syncnide project at the sands nov; thnt ils tax situation has been clarified by the federal government. The premier announced earlier that Syncnide Canada Ltd. will receive major tax con- cessions from the federal gov- ernment, allowing it to operate as a mining company instead 01 as a normal oil firm. Mr. Strom described northern Alberta ar the focal point of de- velopment of all the Arctic. Speaking of the massive oil ids in All-ska and the Cana- dian Arctic, he said "There is no way we can avoid receiving the benefits of the massive ex- penditures up there.'' Mr. Strom said earlier in an interview that his government TIMBER TORCH Spectacular fire, called a crown condle by firefighters, burst inlo flame near liard River in nor'neaslern Brilish Columbia. fire is caused by isolated trees beng ignited by and heat buildup. Fire in area covers more lhan acres of mainly scrub limber. Greek banned ATHENS (Reuter) George Plytas, self exiled former mayor of Athens, has been de- prived of his Greek nationality, it was officially announced here. An interior ministry an- nouncement accused Plytas, 81, of engaging in an anti-Qreek activities abroad. NEW BETTER WAY TO PAINT- PAD PAINTER Faster than a brush, easier ban a roller Releases righf amount oF paint Culs paint- ing lime Saves paint Saves work Gives belter re- Introductory Offer. Save SPECIAl...... O FREDDIE'S PAINT (WESTERN) ITD. 816 3rd S. Ph. 327-5540 Judge McDonald dies in crash REGINA (CP) Norman R. McDonald, 78, a retired district judge from Weybum, Sask., and his sister, Caroline Priehe, 72, of Chesley, Ont, were killed Tuesday in a two-car collision near downtown. Judge McDonald was ap- pointed to the district court in North Baltleford in 1961. He later moved to the bench in Weyburn and served there un- til his retirement in 1966. He was also a former dty solicitor in Weyburn and presi- dent of the Saskatchewan Law Society from to 1962. Judge McDonald started in law as a clerk in a law office in High River. has given up trying to convince Ottawa to increase the boun- daries of the regional economic incentive area to include the south Peace country. "What's the use of continuing 12 hurt in worm battle By 'DIE CANADIAN PRESS At least 12 persons have been injured in Alberta and Saskat- chewan in the battle to stop Berthr army worms from de- s t r o y i n g valuable rapesecd crops. Ten persons, six in Saskatche- wan, have received hospita treatment for poisoning from the highly-toxic chemical Lan nate which has been flown in from Texas lo kill the voracious insects. A Eegina pilot, Lloyd John- son, and his son were in Mel- fort, Sask., hospital Tuesday after their spray plane hit a power line and crashed about 5Q mile." southeast of Prince Al- bert. Both suffered minor inju- ries. More than pounds of Lannale have been delivered to Saskatchewan farmers alone and more was expected to ar- rive in Saskatoon Wednesday night. Agriculture departments, in both provinces were issuing warnings io farmers to exercise extreme caution in mixing tho chemical. Dr. C. A. R. Dennis of Re- gina, director of the health de- partment's occupational health branch, said inhaling Lannate dust could cause death. Need planes to spray to beat your head against a brick he said, adding that Uie boundaries bad been set unilaterally and without consultation. He said, however, he still has not given up hope of receiving federal aid to help pay the cost of paving the Mackenzie High- way from northern Alberta to the northwest territories. Alberla had a good case be- cause the federally-administer- ed N.W.T. "stand to gain more than this province" from the paving of the road. The premier said the Social Credit government feels so strongly about the need for im- proving this route that it would continue to pave it even without federal aid, as funds permit. MEN'S SHOP LTD. on FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH Final Clearance of Quality Men's Shoes Thursday August 12th Open 9 to 9 p.m a.m. McHALE and MacFARLANE Reg. lo 35.00 12 HOUR SPECIAl GOLF SHOES 6 PAIR LEFT! Sizes 1 size 12, Regular lo army worms OTTAWA (CP) A shortage of airplanes to spray chemicals is the biggest prohiem facing federal-provincial effort to combat nrmy worms that are destroying rapesced crops in Al- berta and Saskatchewan, the acting deputy minister of agri- culture said Tuesday. Dr. J. C. Woodward said fn an interview the chemicals Lan- nate and Dylox are proving effective in killing the worms. "I think we're going to be able to make it because we've got good supplies now of both the Lannale and the Dylox and 1 think, you know, I think got enough chemical on the ho- rizon to do (he Tlie biggest bottleneck right now is the planes to spray il on. "The planes are all fighting forest fires.' i Nevada enlists prostitutes hi VD fight CARSON CfTY. Nev. (AP) Nevada, wilh the third-highest venereal disease rate in the United States, plans lo fighl back by enlisting prostitutes to test a new use for an old drug. Tlie drug is prophylactic against gonorrhea and a spermicide, long used as n contraceptive. Dr. William M. Edwards, chief of the Nevada bureau of preventive medicine, says that in limited testing it has been 100-per-ccnt effective at killing VD germs. Nevada counties may, by local option, allow houses of prostitution. Dr. Edwards said the project will enlist the help of ahout 200 of the approxi- mately 240 prostitutes in the 40 houses in the slate. He told a meeting at Fox Oreek that the government will provide p. grant to help the town maintain three teachers in grades 10 to 12 so that students would not have to travel 106 miles by bus to Valleyriew and back daily. Taber wins grant TABER (HNS) A special provincial government recrea- tion grant of per capita for capital works projects was an- nounced here Tuesday by Taber Warner MLA Douglas Miller on behalf of Hon. Ray- mond A. Speaker1, minister of social development. Mr. Speaker said the grant would be available to the com- munities of Coaldale and Taber where recreation structures are in the development and completion stages. The grants are available on the basis of population served by the recreational facilities for which they are provided, in- cluding both urban and rural residents. The minister had earlier sug- gested that some special finan- assLl.ance would be forth- coming for the Taber Commu- nity Centre. This could amount to some for the town, and up to if the Taber MD population is included RIOT VICTIM Rev. Hugh Mullan, a Roman Coihollc priest of St. John's Presbytery in Belfast, was shot and killed while administering the last riles to a casualty In riots in Ihe Norlhern Ireland capilol. Rioting convicts 'high9 on drugs BOISE, Idaho (AP) Author, ities say about 50 convicts were high on drugs during rioting at the Idaho Penitentiary in which two prisoners were stabbed and two buildings were burned. Guards fired tear gas about 150 of the prison's 245 convicts, some aimed with tnives or baseball bats, rioted Tuesday night. The convicts de- manded more frequent changes of clothing because tempera- uros range as high as 118 de- grees in the 100-year-old institu- Wardcn Raymond W. May, who made the estimate that about 50 prisoners were high on drugs, brought the situation under control by telling Uie pris- oners that none mil be punished or the uprising and that their demand probably will be met. May met wilh a six-member prison council and said the main pilsoner grievance was over a rule allowing changes of clothing only every three days despite the 100-degrec heat. PRISONER STAHBED A medical attendant, David Bortz, 25, was stabbed in the chest by prisoners who broke into the hospital in search of drugs, prison officials said. Bortz was serving a two-year sentence for passing bad cheques. "We had removed all the 'hot' May said. "But they got quite a few pills and some nee- dles." Charles Rice, 30. serving 10 years for lewd conduct, also was stabbed in the chest. A third prisoner, Charle- Sharp, suffered eye injuries from tear gas fired by guards. There were no escape at tempts and no hostages were taken. Chinese 'Mafia' involved in Saigon drug pushing SAIGON (AP) Asso- ciated Press Investigation of how drags move through Southeast Asia produces these major findings: Chinese "Mafia" domi- nates the drug traffic. the opium trade in the Orient is 100 years old, attention has been centred on if only in the last year be- cause of the spreading use of heroin among young United Slates soldiers in Vietnam. narcotics traffic is so deeply woven inlo the social, political and economic fabric of Southeast Asia that It Is a sort of collage industry upon which many people depend for livelihoods. Also, it is not gen- erally conceived of as wrong to deal in drags. mainly concerned with supplying smoking opium and a relatively poor grade of smoking heroin, the Southeast Asian narcotics traffic has evolved into a semi-sophisti- cated racket. Weather and road report on ABOVE OU ZERO AT NOON SUMil.SR THURSDAY SUNSET Halifax.........83 BERTHA ARMY WORMS Tlie worms flreonlsh black and about 1 Vi inches long, aro doMroylng raposcad fields in a bolt which ilrolclici from cast cenlral Alborla through Saikalchewon to wetl control Manitoba. insoclj on ejl- [mated enn million acrei in Saskatchewan and acni In Alburta. Lcllibrldgc Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary Edmonton Banff High Level 85 Peace River Grande Prairie Ill Penticton 94 Kamloops ]00 Vancouver (13 Saskatoon Yorlion 88 54 89 (il 86 54 01..57 80 57 Sfi 53 North Day ftegina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's 59 59 60 57 6.1 61 53 4-1 M 54 TO Of, .77 60 1.47 7.3 .45 61 .41 .10 .0 I Fredericton..... 89 65 Chicago ........90 62 New York ........91 78 80 Los Angeles.....90 71 San Francisco .69 55 Las Vegas.......108 80 Pliconix.........100 74 Pans......... 56 80 London...........56 68 Berlin.......... 60 86 Moscow......... 55 75 FOP.EC.1.STS Lelhbritlgc-Mediclric Tint Today and Tlrarsrtay: Snnny and lint. Lows tonight 55-CO. Highs about Dfi. Calgary Today and Thurs- day: Sumy and very warm. tonight 50-55. Highs near (15. Konlenay. CoJiimWa Today and Thursday: sunny and hot. Highs today and Thursday 95 to ICO; lows tonight, 55 to 60. Grain Storage Tanks Grain Drying Tanks Hoppermatic Bulk Feed Tanks Farm and Ranch Elevators Straighfwall, Flat top Buildings Curvet Steel Buildings WHICH OF THE ABOVE DO YOU NEED? WE'LL HELP YOU GET III Use our "Trade-Grain" Plan Finance complele sleel purchase III 72. Pay nexl year wilh wheat or barley. We guarantee you o set price loday for grain lo come to ui In 72. Also ask about our new "5-Year" Finance Plan. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 IETHBRIDGE, AITA. P.O. BOX 1202 All highways In )ridgc District nrc OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY OF AMA Uie Lclh-1 dry nnd in good driving condl- Idry nnd bare and I lion. POUTS OK ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coulls hours: Cm-way 5 n.m. lo 11 p.m. MST, Drl Boniln 7 n m. to p.m.; Iliiosriville, B.C. 7 n.m. ID II KinRsRnle, 24 ours; I'orlliill-Hykerls (1 a.m. lo inidiiiglii. Chief Mountain 0 a.m. o 9 p.m. Wildhorse. 7 n.rn. (o n n.m. Jxiirnn Pnns nnen 21 hours ally. ;