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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, December 16, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Alaska's Arctic Slope This is a strange, isolated land PRUDIIOE BAY, Alaska (AP) Alaska's Arctic Slope, where the world's leading petroleum companies are trying to wrest Jrom the permafrost a fortune in oil, is a land of 80-mile-an- hour winds, instant blizzards, ice and fog, three months with- out daylight in winter and three summer months of unrelenting, 24-hour sunlight. It is the land of the caribou, the grizzly, and the no-see-um, a tiny fly with a bite piercing enough to make a man yell and send an animal dashing madly across the tundra and Mo the Arctic Ocean. The men who work the oil company base camps are tough, determined, quiet. TTiey put in a month of hard work, then catch One-shot vaccine tests promising WASHINGTON (AP) American and Soviet medical researchers, working independ- ently, have developed a promis- ing, experimental one-shot vac- cine against common measle, mumps and German measles. Early trials in children indi- cate the triple-action injection of a special mix- ture of vaccines previously available aeainst each of the safe and po- tentially effective, scientists from the two countries reported today. Soviet researchers A. A. Smo- rodintsev and M. H. Nasibox, of the Leningrad Pasteur Institute, and Dr. Maurice Hilleman, an American scientist, told about the developments in separate reports prepared for an interna- tional conference on vaccines. The Soviet scientists said in their report: "The use of such vaccines might provide a safe basis for limiting and eradicat- ing all these very hazardous and contagious infections." Hilleman, of the Merck Insti- tute for Therapeutic Research, West Point, Pa., made only brief reference to the Ameri- can-developed, triple-action vac- cine, in a talk Monday on a more general subject. "Prime attention is now being given to combined live-virus vaccines, and it is of import- ance that bivalent (double-ac- tion) or trivaient (triple-action) combinations of measles, mumps 'and rubella (German measles) vaccines may be given safely in a single dose without increased clinical reaction and without aooarent suppression of the immune Hille- man said. Hilleman is scheduled to give a detailed report later this week on initial trials of the Ameri- can-developed vaccine. In another report prepared for the conference, Dr. John J. Witte, of the Public Health Service's Communicable Dis- ease Centre, Atlanta, Ga., said the continuous decline of com- mon measles that began with the advent of vaccine in 1963 levelled off in 19Sil. "In 1970, the number oi re- ported cases was more than double the number noted in he added. Fewer Chinese come to Canada OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment was asked today to ex- plain a "dramatic" decrease this year in the number of Chinese coming to Canada. Gordon Aiken (PC Sound-Muskoka) said the num- ber has fallen below for the first nine months of 1970, compared with more than in the same period of 1969. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux said the question should go on the Commons order paper. VETERAN PENSIONER PIETERMARITZBUEG, South Africa (AP) Herbert Rose Roberts, 106, completed 43 years of service with a bank and has been on pension 51 ear a plane out to rest and visit their families. Most of them return to the North Slope, where there isn't a tree for 150 miles, where air- planes buzz the caribou off the runway before they can land, and where survival is a daily chore. Why would anyone want to be a roughneck on an oil rig in weather 68 degrees below zero? ON SLOPE 'It's kinda like says Charlie Wark with a grin. "Pretty soon you get used to it." Wark is lease superintendent for British Petroleum-Alaska on the slope. He has been an oil- man in the North since 1948, when he helped build the first derrick north of the Arctic Cir- cle. Wark says it is not just the money that makes the men keep coming back, but he isn't sure quite what it is. The rough- necks on the drilling rigs make about a month, but they don't get paid for their two weeks off and they put in a hard 84 hours a week. So hourly, the pay is about the same as in other oilfields, Wark figures. The specialists the pilots, engineers, Geologists make more, but not that much more. Mike Roberts, 26, a drilling en- gineer from Wyoming, shrugs and says, "You gotta work somewhere." The North Slope is one of the most isolated places on eaith. It is 450 miles north of Fairbanks, the nearest city. The base camps are 150 miles from the nearest Eskimo villages of Bar- row, Barber Island, Anaktuvik. There are about men on the slope working for Atlantic Richfield, Mobil, Standard of California, Hamilton Brothers, Home Oil and Brit i s h Petro- leum Alaska, which operates here for Standard Oil of Ohio. CLEAN UP REFUSE In the short summer, the Arc- tic Ocean ice recedes enough for a few ships to get in. In win- ter, there is some overland travel by truck on the ice road from Fairbanks to the slope, but most of the travel is by air. The big Hercules C-130 cargo planes bring in everything from milk to modular housing, from which the base camps are built. In the strange and beautiful quiet of the Arctic, Alaska's pipeline controversy rarely comes up. In Anchor age and Fail-banks, they talk constantly of the proposed pipeline which is being held up by the United Stales interior department until ecolog i c a 1 questions are re- solved. "We don't talk about it any- says pilot Jack Homer. "It's faded into the background. The companies have lost mil- lions and I want to tell you that north of the Brooks Range it's a wasteland. There's nothing up here. Nobody wanted it. Now it's God's little acre. "It's the ancient question of progress versus says Homer. "If you want to talk to me about conservation, go down to Philadelphia and take the pollut ion out of the air." That is one problem the North Slope does not have. The air is icy clear and the oil companies work hard at keeping every scrap of refuse picked up. Fre-Christmas Atkinson wins 2nd term WINNIPEG (CP) Roy At- kinson of Saskatoon was re- turned by acclamation to his second term as president of the National Fanners Union. Walter Miller, of Tara, the Ontario vice president was also nominated for the presi- dency at the NFU first annual convention, but turned down the nomination. In doing so, Mr. Miller at- tacked the farm press for what he called "irresponsible jour- He said several farm papers have printed stories about a split developing in the NFU between himself and Mr. Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson joined Mr. Miller in denying the allega- tions. Evelyn Potter of Biggar, Sask., was returned as women's president, and Stuart Affleck of Bedeque, P.E.I., was elected ju- nior vice-president. OVER 25.000 HARD TO TELL CAPE TOWN, South Africa 1AP) Poultry expert H. Al- berts said he has nine living re- sults of cross-breeding ducks with geese, which he called gticks or deese as the spirit moved him EXAMPLE: ALL DOLLS ..................25 to 50% OFF GAMES..........................25% OFF ELDON ROAD RACE SETS AND ACCESSORIES (Except Cars) 50% OFF CARS 25% OFF OTHER TOYS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION ALL AT SIMILAR SAVINGS! SALE PRICES IN EFFECT WHILE STOCKS LAST! 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