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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jfl, THF ItTHBRIDCt Cold-weather grasses promise in north .Nl'JW YOKK fAH (Jrass thai will grow in icy weather lias offered one promise tiint the rich Alaskan north coast oilfields may finally come into production. Proof of (he promise i.s thai Standard Oil of Mew Jersey is planning to renew drilling in the field. Exploration wells have beon held up during the long to permit opening the field. The major roadblock to the pipeline needed to bring out the oil has been fears of conservationists that construction work would destroy the tundra, the thin coat of Arctic grass which insulates Inc permanently-frozen ground from the brief summer conferva tionisl argument, mid the ground will melt into a Uiin j mud. Also, the absence of the i tundra will leave nothing for the Arctic caribou to live on. Now Esso and Atlantic Richfield, the chief acreage holders in the area, have announced that experimental plantings oi new cold-weather grasses have been successful. The first seed- Leftists attacking trains in old wild west style BUENOS AIRES fAP) r J-eftisl, guerrillas, including j young women toting ma- chine-guns, are attacking and robbing traJns in Argentina in a style reminiscent of the old U.S. West. A band of men and three women engaged in a shootout with railway policemen in suburban Buenos Aires this week. One railway agent was killed and another critically wounded. The rail agents foiled Hie robbery attempt, however, t and the guerrillas fled under a hail of bullets. Witnesses said the women handled their automatic weap- i ons with cool precision. They were described as in their 20s. The attack occurred at the Francisco Beiro station when j a special train stopped to col- j Je.cl ticket receipts. It had previously stopped at 17 sta- j tions along the commuter line j and was carrying pesos worth March 30, three gunmen, identified as members of a Trotsky-ite Communist band, look nearly from a I rain at Rosario: Sept. 25, a group of 10 guemJlas. includ- I ing women, seized S50.000 from another (rain. When R Jeftist group at- lacked and robbed a suburban police station last week two j bikini-clad girls acted as (he i decoy to throw the policeman on duty off his guard. He was i shot dead when he tried to wrest a gun from one of the girls. I Women also present at the robbery of a bank in La j Plata last week. One police- man was killed. Nixon bans clicmicals in Vietnam Woman had i lo go back lo prison EDMONTON (CPl Rosa- lind Wall. 23, spent Christmas i with her father and mother and j her daughter Tracey but she j had to go back to jail Sunday, i Mrs. Watt was one of 59 in- mates at Fort Saskatchewan, .Jail northeast of here allowed i a four-day Christmas pass. She released Thursday. i She was given a lift to the; city, then caught a bus home. "I felt there was a sign on i my back saying, 'you have just i been released from Fort Sas-! katchcwan and everybody j was reading it and looking at me.'' she said in an interview. j made me so nervous. But: I wras also so happy I was i going home." Mrs. Watt who is separated from her husband, was sen- lenced Oct. 13 lo sis months on 14 counts of false pretences and uttering. She will be re- leased Feb. 12 and will return to school. .WASHINGTON (Renter) Herbicides used by United States forces in South Vietnam j since 1964 to defoliate jungle j areas are being eliminated on i orders from President Nxion. j Use of the chemicals in re-' cent years ran into stiff criti- cism from scientists who i charged that the herbicides' were causing lasting and still' unknown damage to South Viet- nam's ecology. i Nixon issued his directive Sal-j urday following a study he or-, dered earlier this year. The! elimination process i.s expected 1 to be completed by spring. j A ban on the use of the more potent herbicide known as Or-! ange, which was found to cause; birth defects in unborn was issued last April. Orange! was used primarily destroy1 crops and pasture land to deny the Communists food supplies. The two herbicides still being used, similar lo chemicals used i in the U.S. as weed killers, are to be employed under restricted conditions during the eliroina- i tion period, the White House i said. Officials here had no estimate of how much herbicide was used in the Vietnam war. planting some with fertilizer, .some without. The plantings showed the grass will live through the winter and grow again in (he spring in time to provide the needed insulation. Atlantic Richfield has been doing the exploratory drilling on jointly-owned acreage during the last few years. Now Esso has asked for permission to put down a new test well about 30 miles from the existing discov- eries. If will be the first solo Esso operation on i he north roast iji three years. This is interpreted as mean- ing two things: Esso surveys have shown a promising new formation for exploration and the company thinks the pipelin0, permission will soon be forth- coming. Meanwhile, however, other companies with leases in the area have reduced or halted their drilling. The Arctic winter is setting in in full forw, mak- ing drilling difficult or impossi- ble. In addition, the other compa- nies do no( seem to have Esso's confidence that the pipeline per- mit will be issued. The various legal stumbling blocks in its path include delay in granting the permit, land claims by the Eskimos which brought an injunction against granting a right-of-way, and a new U.S. federal order which forbids the oil companies to get the gravel they need to insulate the drill sites and keep them from sinking into the tundra. The pipeline is more than ever necessary now that Esso has announced it is dropping the possibility of bringing out the oil; in tankers. Heavy ice, the lack 1 of good harbors and Canadian objections to tanker passage, j through the Arctic were con- jointly an insurmountable obsta- cle. Esso said the sea route was economically feasible but the pipeline is more feasible. Jewish officer sen I io asylum dais case Girl, 17, falls ill rough floor QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Copitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684M ROUE (Renter) Marina Capulo. 17, fell 10 feet through the floor of her bedroom into the apartment below and land-: eel on lisr feet. Police said she j suffered only minor grazes and shock. Miss Caputo was comb- ing her hair in front of a mirror the floor collapsed. She went doun in a shower of plaster accompanied by all the furnittire. FESTIVAL Paraders brandish live lizards I and cany pots containing cob- ras during the annual serpent festival in Shirala, India. VIENNA. Austria fAP I A Jewish reserve officer in rha} Red Army has been placed in j an insane asylum in the Soviet j Union after returning his war-! rime medals to Defense Minis- i Andrei A. Grechko because he was not. allowed to emigrate lo Israel, diplomatic sources re- ported here Sunday. j The officer was identified as Ma.j. Grisha Feygin, 45, of Riga, j Latvia. He was said to have joined partisan forces in his teens and later, during the Sec-1 ond World War, fought in the j Red Army. He was decorated j I several times for bravery. Feygin. wlic is unmarried and has a brother living in Israel, started filing emigration re- quests five years ago but was turned down each time, the in- formants said. The sources said the last re- fusal prompted Feygin to pro- test by dispatching his military honors to Grechko. 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