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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 HHMB fridnv, Auquil IS, 1'7J Mineral exploration spurt keeps B.C. industry in hole VANCOUVER (CI'l A spurt in mineral exploration at- livity in Urilisli Columbia has Ihu province's drilling industry going into the hole at a near record pace this year. Chuck Croft, president of up this year." Vw Ihe diamoilll, rotary and percussion drilling industry, where tlie amount ol hole drilled is a key measure of suc- cess, that's good news. Thomas Elliott, manager of Vancouver-based Tonl'o Drilling the B.C. and Yukon Chamber of In't year, things arc looking un once again and there is reason to Ix; optimistic." Mr. Elliott said a recent sur- vey by tlic chamber indicates that "mining companies will spend alxnit million in 1972 in the search for new mines in B.C. and the Yukon, up from million for WANT TO REACH THE WHOLE CROWD? Yes, there may be that "one in every crowd" who is tough to reach with your advertising message he's too bu.y on vacation out of town. But a well-planned consistent display advertising program in The Lcthbridgc Herald will be sure to reach everyone because newspaper ads are read at the reader's convenience he picks his own reading time and read- ing demands attention! For a professionally planned ad campaign contact The Herald's Display Advertising Department 328-4411 lie estimated lhat major min- ing companies will spi'ml alxml million on exploration work this year with smaller com- panies adding another mil- lion to tlie total, particularly in the Kamloops, B.C., area, with tlie remainder being spent for "hard rock" exploration hv oil and interests. WORKS OVKHSKAS Toido, one of the better known drilling companies, has worked primarily in B.C. hut has also worked in the Yukon and this year got its first over- seas job in Ireland. The company's list of tlrilliliR projects contains many of the top names in mining develop- ment, such os Valley Copper, iliglimonl, Dennison Mines, Dethleliem and Noranda Mines. Mr. Croft said the industry will not laying off people this year and may well at the point of hiring again. Bui he noted that drilling lor coal, ian active business in the last tew years, has dropped off. Contract manager Dill Walsh of the Vancouver office of Ca- nadian Longyear Ltd. agrees with Mr. Croft that Hie drilling business is better. "There is a definite increase in activity this year. We have all the work we can liandle ef- fectively." FIRMS SPECIALIZE Most drilling companies get their jobs through competitive bidding, but Mr. Walsh said some drilling companies tend lo specialize in certain areas and in so doing build up a reputa- tion. You will find for example that some mining companies .end to stick with one drilling contractor once they have dis- covered that he worked to their satisfaction." Mr. Walsh said economics li the basic reason wliy mining companies do not have their own drilling subsidiaries. He said equipment is a factor, and some mining companies may j find it needs three diamond 'nils one the follow- ing year it needs six or eight. "In those cases it simply would not pay for them to buy the additional drills and hire the extra crews." He said mining companies with underground operations sometimes have some drilling equipment, bul For the most part it. is better business to con- tract that end of the industry rjut. 'MILLERS ARK KKY Mr. Walsh arlds that the big- gest assets a drilling contractor las are its drillers. 'A good driller has lo be a mechanic, a logger, know something about the outdoors, helicopters, and Ihe principles of mechanics in general. Good drillers cannot depend on others to solve their prob- lems as they often have to work at remote locations." "A good driller with bonuses paid to him can earn as much as in a 10-month period. But the average wage runs in the lo range for a 10-month period. A good drill operator can also tell what kind of ore a drill core contains just by looking at I it. While this method is not ex- actly scientific, it nevertheless gives drillers a good ore body prospect. This aspect also presents a problem of security, and to guard against the premature release of information that could have a bearing on mining company slock some companies insist on strict security pre- cautions with their drilling con- tractors. Accusations against drug iduslry prices rapped EDMONTON (CP) Acctisa- ons Unit the drug Industry is insensitive lo its so- al obligations are "outrage- is in the light of Hie li. Howe, chairman of Hie oard of ttie Pharmaceutical 1 imifactiircrs1 Assotial i o n .id here. I lie "crusade" against nllcg- I unreasonable drug prices Dock strike hurts trade in Alberta ARTIFACTS UNCOVERED Simon Frosor orchoeologi- col sludenl Paul Blackwell displays some of Ihe In- dian artifacts discovered ol a dig near Haney in ihe Fraser Valley. A learn of nine SFU students Found the re- mains of an Indian hunting camp thought to he aboul years old at Ihe site. __________ FEATURE FILM Conquest of the Deeps Is being descrilwd as the biggest feature tilm ever produced in Canada, with a budget of 52.5 million. Some filming will be done in the Halifax area. BOUGHT FROM B.C. Japan Ixnight more than Ml lion feet of timber from Brilish Columbia between 1926 ami 1030 lo rebuild after tile great (ires and earthquakes of Tokyo and Yrtkahama, CALGARY Trade in will seriously affccf- -d by the dockworkers dispute n Vancouver unless an immcd- ate solution is found, Opposi- inn leader Harry Strom said Vedrosday. Tiie Social Credit leader and .ther MI.As from the party sent a telegram Wednesday to ['rime Minister Pierre Trudeau jrging swift federal intervcn- .ion. Mr. Strom said he is surpris- ed the Progressive Cons- ervative government of Peter Ixiughecd has not already re- quested federal action lo solve the dispute which could harm provincial agriculture. "Mr. Ixnighced has boasted on many occasions as lo Ihe loud and effective voice the Con- servatives will giving Al- bcrlans in Ottawa. To date it would appear ill the sound has had no sig- nificant effect." Hugh Horncr, Alberta agri- culture minister and deputy leader, said the Social Credit action is not likely lo help. "Standing and yelling about the problem won't do any good." Mr. Hnrncr said Ihe Alberta government is upset alwut the 'has Ihe long range potential nf destroying us as an Indus- try, Icasl as we know it he told the annual meeting of the Canadian. Phnr- meceiiliciil Association. "We cannot continue lo prop- erly service a markel where compulsory substitution of the lowest priced drug is in ef- fect. TAKE AWAY I'UOFITS By Inking away our profits and destroying our patents, Ihosc responsible would kill the drugs of tomorrow and our In- dustry will lurn its investment attention elsewhere." Ho was referring lo the practice in Eomc provinces of suhslituting lower- priced generic: name drugs for brand- name products in prescriptions. The pharmaceutical manu- facturing industry was "crea- tive, innovative, competitive, and profitable without being he said. However, allowing unchecked substitution of drugs would cause a price war which a few large companies would win. Then, the winners could "sweep the field, selling established drugs cheaply, hut producing no new onc.s.' Mr. Rowe was skeptical of Ihe federal government's drug quality assurance prog ram, which aims to reduce drug prices while maintaining qual- ity. Reputable manufacturers al- ways have been able to guaran- tee safety and quality at rea- sonable prices, he said. Tlie consumer price index re- vealed lliat while over-all con- sumer prices have risen 40 per cent in the last 10 years, pre- scription prices have dropped seven per cent, he said. in i problem but does not think Ot- Itawa is about to interfere. Women meet ETZIKOM (HNS) Elzikom Sunshine Circle women met at Ihe home of Mrs. Sylvia Robin- son to discuss the purchase of a quilted bedspread and shams. Next meeting is Sept. 6. tie else tills much The Lethbridge Herald Opposes police force restrictions EDMONTON fCP) Attorn- ey-General Merv said lo- di-iy he is opposed to restricting (he nationality of members of Canadian police forces. He was commenting on proposal by an Edmonton aid crman that, prospective police, man be eilher Canadian or British subjects. Mr. Twitch he can see i nothing wrong with a forcignci joining a Canadian police force but he said there may he n case for restricting police chiefs positions to Canaadiaitt. i Police chiefs in Kdmnnton Calgary and Lethbridge wcr< members of an Intelligence sec Iron of the Canadian Police As and were in pos sion of information vital to na lionsl security. The attorney-general said Ih legislature, may consider th iswia this fall. MANY MAYORS There arc 4-H mayors In Nor way. 1. 73 horsepower engine 2. Four-speed synchromcsli transmission 3. Front disc brakes 4. Fully reclining bucket scats 5. Electric rear window defroster 6. Whilcwall lircs 7. Full vinyl interior 8. KIcctric windshield washer 9. Two-speed windshield wipers 10. Padded recessed dash 11. Collapsible steering column 12. Glove box 13. Cigarette lighter 14. Heavy duty heater- defroster 15. Three-position courtcsy lifihts 16. (land brake warning light 17. Three point retractable scat belts 18. Power boosted frcsh- How ventilation 19. Swing-out side rear windows 20. Unit body construction 21. 60 amp. hr. battery 22. Dual braking system 23. Wrap around 24. Side running lights 25. Back-up lights 26. Washable and trunk mat 27. Recessed spare tire 28. Tool kit and jack 29. Electrophorus paint application 30. Four-way flashers TOYOTA much Sitmntol price O.roll.i talari F.O.H. Vancouver, Calgary, Trafltuo, Montreal local frcielit.licease mid provincial tasescxira. Toyota cars arc sold and serviced from coast to coast in Canada and throughout the world. UTHBRIDGE Toyota Travel Centre 1202 Coulli Highwny Tol. 327-3165, CARDSTON I MILK RIVER ITABER Wolff Son Toyotc. Madge Equipment Ltd. Kenway Toyota 9 _ _______ Box 1008 Tol. 223-. 760 Inl. 653-32521 Box 111 Tol. 647-3838, 647-39391 223-34J4 ;