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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wetlneidoy, DecembBr 11, 1971 Foreclosed farm problem air By PAl'L .JACKSON Herald Ottawa linrcait OTTAWA Alterta Don Mazankowksi started to drum up his campaign in the House of Commons Tuesday in port of farmers being fore- closed by the Farm Credit Cor- poration. Mr. Mazankowski 'PC Vcgre.- ville) said a largo number of farmers particularly in Alberta are being foreclosed for hav- ing run afoul of Hie farm credit corp. LEASED BACK He suggested in federal Ag- riculture Minister Bud Olson that the government might con- sider following I lie foreclosed farms to be leased back to the farmers. The Vegreville MP told the federal agriculture minister who is the member for Medi- cine Hat Alta., that by doing this the government en- iihle the fanners to re-establish i h c m s e 1 v c s in agriculture Mr. Otson didn't appear to he (CD sympathetic to the fore- closed fanners, He told the i Commons that only farmers i rave been in arrears for several years, are facing fore- closure. However, while disputing Mr claims that a tre- mendous number of fr.rmcrs {Ming foreclosure. IK did agree jivilli Mr. Muzankmvski's su'gcs (ion that the government should assist these farmers to re-1 establish themselves in more j remunerative non farm occu- pations. Mr. Olson said this assistance is already being given fanner: who leave the land for a me ty of reasons, including fore- closure. Western party member plans to seek seat EDMONTON iCP) All (on Centre Hiding, a teat now Gale' 40 of Cdmonlon to-' held by Conservative Sloe day became the first member 1 of the Western Canada Party convcnlion ,he ,.iding to announce he intends to seek i nas not sr( a seat in parliament. Mr. Hale, in a prepared Mr. Gale, vice-president of statement, said too many West- the party's Alberta region and j ern Canadians are "dissatis- an aircraft maintenance me-1 tied with the attitudes cf the chanic. said he will try for the prcscnl parties toward Ihe j party's nomination in Edition-' West." evacuated as volcano stirs By R. M. THOMSON Cannilian 1'ress Correspondent ST. LUCIA, West Indies (CTM More than persons have j Group-travel discounts announced been evacuated from the vicin- ity of Mount Soufriere on SI. Vincent in the Windward Is- lands where a volcano dormant since 1903 has shown signs of activity. Evacuation began Dee. MONTREAL (CPl Cana- dian National Railways an- nounced Wednesday that re- vised discount structures for family and group-fare plans will be introduced .Ian. 1. New group-travel discounts for groups of 15 or more adulls will range from 10 to .10 ner j cent while family-plan dis- I counts will be from 15 to 25 cent. Under both plans, slecp- ir.g-car accommodation can be purchased at regular rates. Tte discounts, which vary ac- cording to the weekday on which travel commences, are applicable to basic rail trans- portation and are designed to encourage travel on days when reservations are usually light- Tlie creler of Soufriere is filled by a large lake. On Nov. 1, the first signs of activity were noted as steam began ris- ing from the lake, feet above sea level. The water tem- perature rose to 196 degrees. It is normally about 60 degrees. Later, masses of volcani: rock were detected rising in the lake pushing to 50 feet above lake level by the end of Novcm- i her. Scientists from the Seismic HesefTCh Unit in Trinidad were sent to study developments and advise the government if evacu- j ation seemed desirable. The j unit co-ordinates all seismic monitoring in Uie Caribbean both for volcanic activity and] earlli tremors. Dr. J. M. Tomblin, head of' Although Mount Pelee on Martinique, which erupted at the same time as Mt. Siufriere in 1002, has also shown signs of activity no immediate danger is forecast, and no action is being taken other than to keep close watch on developments. Volcanoes give warning of growing activity through trem- ors, steam, and minor eruptions days and even weeks before any major eruption. Heavy loss of life in the past hss been due to ignoring the signs on the assumption that any eruption will be minor, and the volcano will subside again. The population of St. Pierre, destroyed by Mt. Pelcc in 1902 is now estimated at about persons. River, and 300 j Although the trade winds, north of Richmond. generally from the northeast 11000 LIVE IN DANGEIt I usually blow fumes and ash About 11 COO persons are re-; from such eruptions southwest parted to live within the danger inlo the opan_ Caribbean, winds zone, but many -are moving of can shift at times. In 1902, asti their ov.il accord to southern from Mount Pelee blanketed St. towns 1 Lucia 50 miles due south. the unit, reported earth tremors in the vicinity of Mount Souf- riere by the end of November and preparations were made for evacuation. Britain sen', the hel- icopter-carrying frigate, HMS Berwick and Trinidad and To- bago, several hundred miles to the south, ordered coast guard and troops to stand by to give assistccce. The U.S. Agency for Interna- tional Development financed the airlift of lO.CflO. Blankets do- nated by the World Church and the British Red Cross sent water purifi- i eaiion tablets. On Dec. 7. St. Vincent's Pre- mier, Milton Cato, announced evacuation would begin, start- ing with BOO people living north BAHOUR AND LUilAN A Greek Orthodox priest lights a frankincense candle in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, which Christian tradition says is the birth- place of Christ. Pilgrims can still buy frankincense and myrrh, the gifts of the wise men, under their Arabic names, bahour and luban. A goldsmith said most pil- grims are too poor lo buy gold, the third wise man's gift, "but some bring old gold jewelry from home as offerings- Bounty kin dies GLENDALE, Calif. (API Fred Martin Christian, patri- arch of Pitcairn Island and a fourth-generation descendant of the HMS Bounty mutineer, Fletcher Christian, died Friday, a day short of his SSth birthday, the Seventh-day Adventist j Church lias announced. His death reduced the population of j the island, settled in 1790 by the 1 mutineers, to 00. 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