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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ Wcdnfidtiy, Dumber i. 1971 _ TOE U'lHBRIDGE HERALD 3> GETTING TO KNOW YOU Conversation Piece Buddies Opposes Attract Choose your own caption for this confrontation at Lakewood Stables in Rocky River, Ohio. The kitten the littlest permanent resi- dent gets along just fine with the working livestock. Yuletide artist had problems The stench is sickening Escambia Bay-another victim of pollution EDMONTON (CP) -When artist Paul Kane visited Edmon- ton during the Christmas sea- son of 1847, he'd had a hard journey through northwestern Canada, painting the scenes that were to become part of the Ca- nadian heritage. During this winter trip, he had suffered physical exertion, bitter cold, hunger and pain and even had an attack of "what the voyagcurs call mal de racquet." he' wrote in his book Wander- ings of an Artist among the In- dians of North America. "This complaint attacks those who are unaccustomed to the use of snowshoes, if they walk too far at first." he wrote. "1 don't know how to convey an idea of the intense pain, except by saying it feels as if the bones were broken and the rough edges grinding against each other at every motion." Paul Kane was understand- ably cheered by the meal he had Christmas Day at Fort Ed- monton a mer.l of Imiled buf- falo marrow, buffalo tongue, beaver tails, roasted wild goose, potatoes, turnips, bread, milk, tea and rum. Kane duly recorded the meal I in detail in his book. A special exhibit of Paul Kane's paintings, organized by the National Gallery, Ottawa, opened in Edmonton in Novem- ber. To mark the opening, the Ed- monton Art Gallery, the Hud- son's Bay Co. and the Elmon- ton parks and r e c r e a t i o n s branch staged a re-enactment of the dinner, complete to every detail. The food for the frontier feast was prepared by HBC chefs. Special arrangements were made with the wildlife service to get the buffalo meat. The dinner was held at the re- constructed Fort Edmonton his- torical site, with prominent Ed- montonians acting the roles of those present in 1847. Following the dinner, the guests and officials were enter- tained by the Indian Commu- nity Dancers, symbolic of the festivities that followed the or- iginal feast. I The group then adjourned to; the art gallery for the official! opening of the exhibit. PENSACOLA, Fla. Almost every day, fish churn the coffee-brown waters of Ks- cambia Bay in violent death struggles. Then they pop to the surface, bellies up, fins rotted away, eyes falling out, blood oozing through skins. Sometimes they blanket the surface for miles like driven snow. The stench is sickening. Escambia Bay, in its dying agony, is a victim of pollution. Its suffering is shared by every- one around its shores. This summer, massive fish and oyster kills have brought final destruction of a once boun- tiful seafood industry. Visitors who have been coming hack year ailer year for the water! sports read of the kills and can-1 eel reservations. Real estate values are falling. Homes on the bay, once in great demand, are going up for sale, but prospects sniff the wind and there are few takers. "Witteut the water, this town is says Lieut. Busier Zangas of the Florida Marine Patrol. "And the water has been taken away. "The bay has gone to hell. No sensible person would argue that fact Day after day, the i marine resources for UK nor-1 Control Board told the coin- whole b-iy floats with dead fish.! ida department of natural re-] pany's officials he was con- I've the bottom blanketed j sources. "To bring it back is to vinced that the dump contrio- with 'dead fish like fluorescent: do away with pollution." uted to the winuout of the oyster paint. There can't be anything j Monsanto, Escambia and j beds j i American Cyanamid discharge But Levin said he nidn t think UF-" "Fvcrv time there is a kill I waste walcr containing nitro- Escambia could 1m punished be- teria and parasites." the pollution bovs say thev are! gen, phosphorus and potassium cause, "I don't think the cvi- This summer, marl LI1L jjlmuuull inj.l.i J luu-n ivnlllfl u-drp f.nllljlctlr were causing them to lose the slime which covers them and functions as an outer layer of Quick said. "The lossj produced red sores and left them open to attacks by bac-1 investigating to'sce what killed into the waters, them. They know dr'mn wdi OXYGEN DEPLETED what it is-and they know the The over-enrich the u s w e r. Plug those damn causing explosive algae dcncc presented stand up in court." Pensacola courted would industry pipe INDUSTRY POLLUTES BAY The pipes to which Zangas re- fers are the outfalls of the Mon- santo Chemical Co., manufac- turer of nylon yarn; American C y a n a m i d Co., producer of acrylic fibres; Escambia Chem- ical Co., which turns out plas- tics and chemicals, and the Gulf Power Co. These industries, a federal- stale pollution task force re- ported, are responsible for pol- lution that has strangled the bay. They were given until Jan. 1, 1973, to stop harmful dis- charges or shut down. But the bay didn't have that much time. "For all practical purposes, Eseambia Bay is says Harmon Shields, director o{ blooms. Oxygen is depleted i the process, toxic conditions de- velop, and death runs through tlie entire chain of marine life. Gulf Power, tho task force said, adds thermal pollution by discharging hot water into the Escambia Iliver and the bay. Last Sept. 5, Escambia dumped pounds of nitro- gen into the bay, 10 times its normal daily discharge. Several massive fish kills followed. On Sept. 8, oyster fishermen pre- paring for an expected million- dollar harvest found the oysters aU dead. At a hastily-called state hear- ing, Escambia admitted the dis- charge but refused to accept re- sponsibility for the kills. Chairman David Levin of the Florida Air and Water Pollution after the Second World War. trading the walcr for payrolls. The giant Monsanto plant led the way to the baysidc in 1951, lured by the water transporta- tion facilities, a seemingly un- limited supply of good process- ing water, the climate and water sports which made it easy to get workmen. The Es- cambia plant went up in 1933, American Cyanamid in 1958. For years, Escambia Bay took everything thrown into it- industrial wastes, untreated mu- nicipal sewage, fertilizer and pesticide runoffs from and still it thrived. In 1967 the kills began. A year later, Joe Quick, a state marine pathologist, found fish bleeding from open ulcers, with fins and tails eaten up. "Compounds in the water _ _______, marine losses ____ fantastic. Nineteen times, fish died by the millions. Dozens of smaller kills occurred. How many died this year? DIE IN MILLIONS "How can you estimate that when you see the entire surface of the bay, miles long and miles wide, covered with dead Zangas asked. "You could say SO-to-75 million. That wouldn't be accurate, but it wouldn't be too high, either." All the companies report they arc spending large sums in seeking ways to reduce pollution and contend that federal pollu- tion officials are trying to drive fern out of business. They say tlrey are making progress in pollution abatement efforts. But all the people can see is the dying fish and the dirty wa- ters. Oddities in the Neivs BRAINTREE. England CAP) Peter Saunders tried to raise money for a commun- ity swimming pool and ended up selling liis golf clubs. Saunders, 23, is a keen swimmer and decided a neateu pool wiia what this Essex town wanted. He organized a dance to raise funds. It lost S20. Next venture was a puppet show for kids. That lost A third dance attracted only three revelers. Another The golf clubs went to pay off the losses. "I'm said Saun- ders. "Everyone in town wants an indoor pool but no one wants to do work for it." SYDNEY, Australia (Rou- ter) A 19-year-old student, Peter Wilcox, downed a gallon of beer in six minutes 45 sec- onds and claimed a world rec- ord. Wilcox, nursing a head- ache said "never again." Britain's bookies' profits increase By GEOFFREY MILLER LONDON (AP) The profits of Britain's big time bookmak- ers are going up and up Betting shops were legalized 10 years ago. About have opened, and more and more are passing into the hands of the big firms. The bookie with one betting shop is slowly disap- pearing, like the one-shop gro- cer. Some of the leading firms like Ladbrokes and William Hill run countrywide chains. The Hill or- ganization showed a profit be- fore tax of million for the first half of this year. Wtihin 500 yards of St. Paul's Cathedral a 'dozen shops opcr- sle during tho day. Each has n radio set. Bettors gsiher to listen to last-minuto odds before each race starts. They place their bets and stay on to hear the radio commen- tary on the race. It's mostly a man's pastime. Virtually all bettors pay in cash ss tiicy make bets. That's one big change. Before the days of betting shops, most regular bettors r a n a credit account with a bookie. j You can still do that. Anybody I can phone his bookie five rain- utes before a race and say, "One pound on Mill it on my account." But there's not much" point when there's a bet- ting shop just around the cor- ner, giving out the latest odds minute by minute. Betting shops have mush- roomed so f a s t that licensing committees have restricted lic- ences for new operators. That is one reason the big firms are 1 cornering the business more j and more. They stand more chance of opening a new shop j and getting a licence. j i Ladbrokes has built up a chain of 700 betting shops since I 1985. Cyril Stein, the firm's 'chairman, said: "We havo set j ourselves a target of shops I by 1975, and 1 have no doubt we I shall reach it comfortably." Hills is already near the mcrk, although it started open- ing shops after most of the ri- vals. William Hill, who died re- cently. built up his business on credit betting and once opposed I tatting shops. Later the shops i j helped him become the world's j richest tookie, at least by re- putation. GO DELUXE GREYHOUND V.I.R EXECUTIVE COACH WITH 'HOSTESS CARE' AND COMPLIMENTARY FOOD DAILY.NON-STOP SERVICE To: CALGARY............. S 6.50 EDMONTON........... S15.50 Leaving Lethbridge Bus Depot. a.m. Now schedule now in died. DOWNTOWN-TO-DOWNTOWN. HOTEL-TO-HOTEL CONVENIENCE. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED. For fdrltmr infoim.ition call Grftyhnund, 327-1551 U THE BUS PLUS! GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. EATON'S Christmas Gift Sale Continues With A Big CORD SALE At Eaton's Christmas Comes to Life with Favourites for Young and Old! CAT STEVENS MY GROUNDS SALE, each 4.47 Fireball, Deep Purple Doug Keishaw Talk It Over, Anne Murray Cahoots, The Band Gypsies, Trapms, Cher Stompin' Tom Connors BUY LINE 328 8811 Teaser and Firecat, Cat Slovens Moms and Dads Again Easy Loving, Freddie Hart Record Bar, Second Floor SHOP THURSDAY and FRIDAY 9 'TIL 9 RECHECK YOUR EATON CHRISTMAS FLIER ;