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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Fabniarfi, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Dateline Alberta Cattle loss deadline set U.S. tries to remove friction EDMONTON (CP) The deadline for acceptance of retroactive livestock disaster and predator loss claims has been set at March 30, the chairman of the livestock disaster indemnity program says. Helmut Enttup said the deadline applies to all retroactive claims for losses that took place between Jan- uary and Dec. The program was established to provide compensation for farmers who sustained losses because of disasters by predators. The fund provides 80 per cent of the slaughter value of cattle or sheep lost through "an act of God" or because of predators. Truckers protest hiring FORT McMURRAY (CP) Drivers of 32 gravel trucks set up a blockade at this northeastern Alberta town's gravel pit Friday to protest provincial government hiring policies. A spokesman for the truckers said local haulers are being laid off after they earn the maximum hauling for the government on a contract basis. He said the quota on earnings should be waives in isolated areas. Truckers from other areas are being brought in, the spokesman said. CNR mainline reopened JASPER (CP) The Canadian National Railway mainline was reopened late Friday, 24 hours after 16 cars of an 85-car coal train left the track about two miles west of here.' spilling 1.000 tons of coal Ten of the cars overturned in the derailment Each car carried 100 tons of coal. The train was on route from Luscar, Alta., to Vancouver at the time of the accident. Cause of the derailment has not been determined. Power line bid okayed (CP) The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board has approved an application by Alberta Power Ltd. to build a 240.000-volt power line to the Fort McMurray area The power line will provide the first tie-in of the vast oil Driver is fined EDMONTON (CPl A 21- year-old Edmonton man was fined Friday in provincial court on charges arising out of a high-speed chase on a north Edmonton street and an assault on a police officer Paul Klein was convicted on sands area in northeastern Alberta to an interconnected provincial power grid served by Alberta Power, Calgary Power and Edmonton Power The board, in a decision made public Friday, rejected a Calgary Power application for an alternate route. charges of criminal negligence and assaulting an officer after the crown said a car driven by Mr. Klein was chased by police at speeds up to 60 miles an hour late last June. Pusher called 'parasite' EDMONTON (CP) A district court judge Friday described a heroin trafficker as "a parasite a scab" before sentencing the 20-year- old former heroin addict to four years in a penitentiary for selling heroin to an undercover policeman Judge J S. Cormack said "there aren't words low enough to describe how low a pusher is" although he said Michael Joseph Stepchuk thought he was helping a heroin addict who needed a fix. Little damage caused in oil well blowout By GEORGE KITCHEN UNITED NATIONS (CP) The United States, in agreeing to negotiate a new treaty to govern the operation of the Panama canal, is seeking to remove a long-standing source of friction and, at the same time, improve its influence in Latin America. The importance attached to the treaty was indicated by the fact State Secretary Henry Kissinger took time to fly to Panama City to sign an agreement of principles to guide negotiations for the new pact. The ultimate aim is to transfer sovereignty over the U.S.-controlled Canal Zone to the Panamanians. The occasion also provided Kissinger with a chance to set the stage for a two-day meeting he will have with Latin American foreign ministers in Mexico City later this month. In a brief address, he referred to the canal agreement "as an example of what we mean by the spirit of community in the Western Hemisphere." It has taken the two countries eight years to reach the point of signing a document which amounts only to an agreement to try to reach another and final agreement. In the interim, there has been bloody anti- American rioting in the Canal Zone, bad international feeling and a UN vote calling for a new canal treaty. The canal zone has been a source of friction throughout its long history. The construction of a water- way through the Isthmus of Panama, the narrow neck of land connecting North and South America, was considered as early as the 1500s by the early Spanish explorers. The United States became keenly interested in the project in 1898 when the Spanish-American war demonstrated that it took American warships two months to sail from the Philip- pines around Cape Horn to join the American fleet off Cuba. In 1903, the U.S. signed a treaty with Colombia to build a canal in what was then Co- lombia's Panama province. Meantime, the Panamanians revolted, the Americans sent marines to help the revolutionaries and then signed a treaty with the new government. The treaty provided Panama with million outright and an annual payment of since raised to return for exclusive U S. control of a zone covering five miles on each side of the waterway. The effect is that Panama is split in two by a 10- mile zone over which the United States has sovereignty. Last year, the UN security council travelled to Panama City for a special meeting which, after five days of de- bate, voted 13 to one for a resolution calling on the two countries to conclude a new treaty. The U.S. vetoed the resolution. What Panama wants, in es- sence, is sovereignty over the 500-square-mile zone. The U.S. in the past has expressed willingness to give up sovereignty' but said that operation, maintenance and defence of the canal must remain in American hands for a fixed period of no less than 50 years. Chocolates said safe MONTREAL (CP) Com- in chocolates blamed for at pany officials at Regent 47 pases of {ood Chocolate Ltd, say no trace of least cases OI IQOa contamination has been found poisoning in the United States. Auctioneers Association of Alberta 7th Annual CHARITY AUCTION SALE TUESDAY. FEB. 12th p.m. In The Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion All procMcta to tho mentally Ratardad and tna Sunrlaa Ranch Donations Gratefully Accepted Contact your local auctlonaar EDMONTON (CP) Hydrogen sulphide which psraped during an oil well blowout New Norway, does not appear In have injured humans and animals or caused lasting damage to vegetation The observation was made in a made public by Environment Minister Bill Yurko Friday. The report was prepared by a scientific rommiUre comprising representatives of the energy resources conservation board and departments of agriculture, environment and health and social development QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH PHONE: 32S-7M4 which investigated last October's blowout. Fourteen persons from the New Norway area, about 145 miles southeast of Edmonton, were examined in hospital for effects of hydrogen sulphide and two received mild medication. None required follow-up care The greatest problems were caused by the mixture of salt water and oil which spewed from the well and rained down on the surrounding area, the report noted. "In total, some 50 acres located to the east of the well were affected by a fine spray of salt water and oil This entire area has been cleared of vegetation and cultivated." The oil and water spray onto forage crops created a feed palatability problem, but possible effects on the 1974 crop are unknown, the report said. QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD LB. (NORMAL GARMENTS) PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT FAST SERVICE HOURS -NO NEED TO WAIT YOUR LOAD WITH US LL 00 IT FOR YOU AND HANG IT UP BACK LATER YOUR LOAD IS DONE IN ITS OWN DRY CLEANER PARKSIDt COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN LTD. in wWi Coto-Op Off Ctoning 2034 South ParfctMt F0r Tmtom MtamMrtMn ffhoiw 3I7-W11 crn-ftM pm. MIL pm SAT. Read TheWorld Almanac The new 1974 World Almanac knows a lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Personal Finance, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since B.C. It's The Authority since 1868 and now it's bigger, with bigger type that's easier to read. It has indexed full-color maps of the world and the flags of all nations, it's indispensable in schools, homes, offices, libraries. To find a fact fast, read The 1974 World Almanac and Book of Facts, co-published by this newspaper as a public service. r THE WORLD ALMANAC FACTS rOT OWT A vWUWjr Clip and Mail this handy order form for your copy of The Wprld Almanac1 Please Mad------------copies of The World Almanac I am enclosing 2.25 plus for hand- ling and mailing charges for each copy. NAME ADDRESS CIIY SIAIE ZIP Now on sale of bookstores, newsstands, super-marl eh, drug stores and our public serrice counter. Use coupon and add 35 cents postage and handling to order by mail. W you prefer to pick up your copy The World Almanac is available at The LeJhbndge Herald Business Office lor 2 25 per copy. Mail to The LctMirtdgt Herald, P.O. Box 870, The Lethbrtdge Herald "Serves the South" ;