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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, Decombor 10, 1970 on brink of energy crisis Industry shutdowns threatened POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR The British-built Nimrod, a long-range aircraft, sits on the tarmac at Shearwater, N.S., on the first stop of a Canadian tour. The plane is a possible successor to the Argus anti-submarine aircraft, shown over Halifax harbor in the lower photo. of Canadian m will hurt Americans By ROD CURIE WASHINGTON (CP) The economic consequences of Cana- dian nationalism, says Forbes busines magazine, "could rank in the U.S. businesman's cham- ber of horrors along with the possible future loss of Middle Eastern oil." In cover story devoted to Canada, the magazine says Canada's so-called new nation- alism, tile magazine also com- pared possible consequences with the confiscation of the cop- per companies in Chile. Reciting a long b'st of statis- tics to indicate the magnitude of U.S. investment and business in "At best, U.S. investors ea expect non-retroactive legisl lion affecting investment prai tices, mergers, resource expl ration, profits and majority Ca nadian participation in futur ventures. Open til 9 p.m. ihursday and Friday nights CLEAR OUT! SAVE TONY SAILER ALL FIBREGLASS 49 Previously sold from 149.95 to 169.95 CLEAROUT SPECIAL .95 ARLBERG 10] EPOXIGLASS f Complete with step-in bindings, ski poles, JlilJ safety straps and mountings. Reg. Value 113.35. PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL .95 ALL OF THE ABOVE IN. LIMITED SIZES AND QUANTITIES SPORTING GOODS DEPT. 608 3rd Avs. Phone 327-5767 CONVENIENT HOYT CHARGE ACCOUNT "At worst: much further down the road, perhaps nation- alization of Canadian resources, or key industries." FEW LISTED IN CANADA Warning that economic na- tionalism is not just on the extremist fringe, the highly-re- garded magazine notes that Canada is host to some of the By JEAN HELLER WASHINGTON (AP) T United States is heading into long, cold winter on the brink an energy crisis that could for industry shutdowns, balloon ready inflated fuel and utili prices and spur widespread r tipning of oil, gas, coal and elec tricity. Barring a minor miracle, tl situation next year will be eve worse. An Associated Press study i the United States energy cris: has disclosed: industries have bee warned that if this winter hard, their gas and electricit may have to be shut off to pre- serve sufficient supplies to hea private homes. businesses and indus tries have been told they can1 expand or build new plants be- cause there is not sufficient ga or electricity to operate anc heat them. some areas, private home builders have been tok they will have to scrap their plans if they are thinking o heating with gas. There just isn't any available. utility systems that use oil and coal to fuel their generators frequently have had to get by on a day-to-day basis as fuel contracts ran out. New contracts, hard to get, have run up fuel costs by anywhere from 10 to 275 per cent. sky-high fuel prices paid by both gas and electric utility companies are being passed on to customers in utili- ty-rate increases and further in- creases in utility bills are likely. steel industry has had to pay such high prices for fuel That could be iised heavy coal snap. But James Watson, up in TVA' power manager, said he expects big problems only in the even of a wildcat coal-mine strike o strikes against the railways, U principal means of coal deliv cry. Both are possibilities. Coal delivered to the TVA under long-term contract has gone up slightly in price, and coal bought on the spot market that is, on a day-to-day basis nearly doubted in price, to 58 a ton from last year. Simi- lar price increases have hit such utilities as Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co, and Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. In the U.S. Northwest, the Sraneville Power Adminislra- tion serves square miles of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana primarily vith hydroelectric power. But this year the rivers in Hi Northwest are far below nonna levels. Bonneville has been drawint walcr from its reservoirs bu now they are dangerously low. NOT ENOUGH WATER Said Bernard Goklhammcr acting Bonneville Power admin istrator: "It's April or May until the mountain snows melt and refill the reservoirs and right now there isn't enough water in them to get us through until April." The Bonneville crisis has re- verberated all the way south !o Los Angeles. Estimates of that city's winter fuel oil needs have ;een revised upward by 1.4 mil- ion barrels, due in part to the nabilily of Los Angeles to get excess power from Bonneville. 'We haven't had any real problems yet, but if we get ome cold weather, we'll proba- bly have to drop some inlerrup- tible Goldhammer said. Interruptible loads arc those going to industries with con- tracts which do not guarantee continuous power. In exchange for the uncertainty, the indus- tries pay less for power they do gel. In an emergency, those in- dustries are shut down to make power available to customers with firm contracts. "It's a hell of a said in official of one Ohio utility. 'We live in a nation with the jest technology in the world. That technology depends en- tirely on energy to drive it. "In my worst moments I have lightmares about the whole Country coming to a grinding, creechjng, Macked-out halt, lealistically I know it won't get liat bad. But it scares me that t's gotten as bad as it is. "It shouldn't be happening." Machine detects breathing changes in cigarette puff VANCOUVER (CP) machine, so sensitive in detect breathing change aused by puffing once on a ci nette, has been presented e Willow Chest Centre here b Tuberculosis and Chest Di. led Veterans Association. Technically it's a body pleth mograph, but to Dr. Jarac orton, director of the centre' [g function laboratory and as biggest corporations in the world, "but few list their stocks on Canadian exchanges." Their "debt capital" is raised in Canada but "their venture capital is usually raised else- where" and "much of (heir Ca- nadian income is repatriated south of the border." As for future attitudes, the magazine says: "Perhaps Canada's strongest bargaining point with the U.S. is this decade rolls on will not ie oil or gas or electricity or minerals, though all these are mportant, but water. Canada as one-sixth of the world's resh the U.S. is woefully undersupplied." As to whether U.S. busines- men are worried, Forbes says a ood percentage of those quer- sistant professor of medicine the University of British Colum bia, it's a body box. The patient sits in a glass fronted booth for a few minutes and breathes normally througl a chrome mouthpiece. Dr. Morton reads froir screens that, indicate increases in the volume of the chest cage evident in such conditions as emphysema anc work of breathing, and the degree of obstruction in 3d just bout it. didn't want to talk A few said they re- arded the whole thing as simple with the flow of oil from North Africa, the Middle East and the >urse will almost certainly ove to be the most sensible of the alternatives. Look your Loveliest in a Stunning new Dressy Festive Pant Suit Party Dresses Jumpsuits for the Coming Festive Season! Choose from, a wide and wonderful selection of the In missy, petite, regular and half sizes. Pre-Christmus very newest styles DRESSES 20% fo 50% OFF i r RACK SlIMS-Beg. to 18-00 SKIRTS-Reg. to 16.00 Also BLOUSES, Etc. PANT SUITS A LARGE SELECTION 1 Rack 1 f fbfa Reg. 20.00 and up ON SALE AT UP OPEN THURSDAY antf FRIDAY w.iti! 9 p.m WEAR 602 3rd Avo. S. Ph. 328-5115 olitical rhetoric. But Forbes oncludes: "To refuse to compromise ith Canadian economic nation- Caribbean, .ism will be to encourage it. To "If there's anything that could along with it will entail some go wrong that hasn't gone ss of profit and privilege by wrong, it probably will go .S. businessmen, yet that wrong said one harried government official. Typical of the problem is tl experience of the electric ligh department of Braiatree, Mass a Boston suburb of A the end of July the departraen was paying a barrel for fuel oil it burns to run its gene ating systems. Now it is payin ?4.91 a barrel. "We have to pass the cost o to our customers and they'r really said Alba G. Spurrelll, manager of the de partment. DON'T UNDERSTAND "We took out a full-page newspaper ad to explain to them that it was either pay the price or get no oil. But they just don't One Braintree resident wrote Spurrell: "As a senior citizen on a very limited income I protest paying as a fuel charge. Prices go up but our income doesn't." "I hate to say it, but I think it's going to get Spur- rell said. "Oil has been quoted as high as a barrel." The Consumers Power Co., which supplies nearly half of Michigan, is so short of natural gas that service has been put on a priority homes first, big industry last. The new air-pollution laws that require burning clean fuel created Hie initial rush on Con- sumers' supply. Then a contract bctv.'een Consumers ar.d its pipeline supplier fell through be- cause the pipeline company was short of gas. "We've looked everywhere we can think of for new said Jack Dyer, a company spokesman. "We couldn't find any." The picture isn't much brighter for coal users. COAL SUPPLY SMALL The Tennessee Valley Author- ity, the largest electric utility in the U.S. in terms of generating capacity, had only a 15-day coal that steel price increases are under consideration. Such boosts probably would raise the price of automobiles and appli- ances. prices for coal, oil, gas and electricity have been a big factor in the steady rise of the Consumer Price Index, a major gauge of U.S. inflation. In October, the index showed a 6.9-per-cent increase in the price of fuel oil and coal over October, 1969. In the same pe- riod, the price of gas and elec- tricity rose 5.6 per cent. HAS BEEN BUILDING The crisis of power in the United States has been building for a decade, fed by disjointed and inconsistent regulatory sys- tems, grossly inaccurate and in- adequate long-range planning and emergency corrective mea- sures which frequently proved too little, too late. In addition, this year brought new air-pollution laws which re- quire the use only of low-sul- phur fuels, crimping the market even further; a new coal-mine In the case of a person suffer- health and safety law which ing with asthma, and who has adds considerable expense to the operation of coal mines and has forced the shutdown of some economically marginai mines, and international politi- cal crises which played havoc Dr. Morton said other pieces of equipment have been used to measure airway obstruction but none has been as precise as the body box. OLD WAYS ROUGH The machine shows an in- crease in ainvay resistance on before-and-after shots of a pa- tient puffing at a cigarette. The director explained in an interview that the machine is also extremely useful for n search into conditions produced to work with a particular chem- ical, an extremely diluted dose can be applied to the patient be- fore testing Mm in the body box. "The old ways were so Dr. Morton said. "You'd have to give them a large dose, and that's not very desirable." A body box has been in use at Vancouver General Hospital's lealth centre for children for some time, but the lung function laboratory machine is the first available for adult use in Brit- ish Columbia. TRAVELLING DOG LONDON (CP) At a bus stop in north London a brown mongrel dog often jumps on a bus, runs upstairs to look out of the front window, rides as far as a bus stop near Hampstead Heath and then gets off. If the bus does not step he will bark at the conductor to ring the bell. IN THE TRUE CHRISTAAAS SPIRIT Gift Sets for Her K K S K I K by... REVLON MAX FACTOR CHANTILLY YARDLEY DANA COTY LOVE CHANEL NO.5 CHANEL NO. 22 CHANEL GARDENIA HELENA RUBENSTEIN Perfumes Colognes Bafh Powders KITSONS PHARMACY LTD. McFARLAND BLDG., LETHBRIDGE i I K K K I K a S Fake Furs Car Coats Leather Coats Windbreakers (Excluding Down Jackets) Weal for Husbands, Sons, and Boy Friends From now to Christmas at........................... ALSO 1 SPECIAL RACK OF SHORT WINDBREAKERS In Suedes and Leathers Values fo Due to the fact that we are overstocked In Outer Coats FRANK WALKER IS PLAYING SANTA CLAUS! SO HE IS HAVING A INVENTORY REDUCTION ON ALL HIS All Weather Coats Suede Coats Top Coats (with zip-in linings) 1 12 PRICE stockpile at the end of October. WE STILL HAVE A VERY GOOD SELECTION OF DRESSING GOWNS AT SPECIALLY REDUCED PRICES FOK CHKIMMAi GIFT GIVING! FOR THE HARD-TO-BUY FOR MAN GIVE HIM A GIFT CERTIFICATE wmm MEN'S CLOTHES 32 J 7th ST. S. PHONE 327-2073 Open Thursday qnd Friday till 9 p.m. "If It's In Town It's Downtown" ;