Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
fcrtwdoy, February 19, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 29 Could up at any moment Boiling volcano constant fear to island residents ARREST ISSUED Edilh Irving, wife of author Clifford Irving, holds their son Garnaby during a Irip to a New York delicalessen. Laler a warrant in be- half of the Swiss govenrment was issued by a U.S. magis- trate for her arrest. She is wanted by Swiss authorities on charges of bank fraud and passporl forgery. NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrie! Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loads Carloads Truck Scales Magnel Crane Servica National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Slreel North Phone 323-1721 "Scrap li Our Buiiness" By JOHN ui.or KICK I.nmlnn Oh.scn-er Service; KINGSTON, SI. Vine-cue. i The Wi.WO-odd inhabitants n[ (his tiry Wer--[ Indian country h.'tve lived (or (jvi-r I ll r o e umier cim.sianl lhal i llicir island might Mow up at any moment. the threat mines from a hilh- i crto-dormant volcano r a 1 1 (Ml Soiilriere v.hidi has been be- having m an alarming thai mure Ilian 2.WI-J people living in I lie vicinily have been evacuated hy Ihe government Id camps .spet ially set up in safer area.'i. One man, who lives in a charming modern huu.se on the volcano's foolhiJk. laid me; 'Yon never ean get i( entirely out of you- mind. You're, never really at knowing thai at any moment you may have to leap into the car and drive [or i dear lire away [rom molten lava ;'nd gases. You never really get a good, peace- ful sle-rp." It all started on Ocl. 31 last year, v.iien somebody flying his private aeroplane in unusually good visibility noticed "activ- ity" in the crater o[ Soufierc. He reported this to the govern- ment, and [rom then on it was only hours before the interna- tional volcanologisfs got wind o[ whal was going on. The Koufncre extravaganza now involves experts from Brit- ain's Royal Society: London University; the Department o[ Earth Sciences, University of Leeds; the United States Geolo- gical Survey; the Smithsoni- an Instilutc. Washington; Am- hers! College, Massachusetts; the University of Can- ada; (lie Volcanic Observatory, Guadeloupe. French Antilles; and the Jamaica campus ot the University n[ the Indies. WATCH In addition, two British Royal Navy frigates. IIMS BERWICK and'IJ.MS PHOEBE, made their helicopters available for Irans- porling heavy scientific inslru- mcnts to the crater ridge and inside the crater itself. US Navy aircraft also made daily I flights over the crater during citemenl, he went on, was first the initial .stages of the alarm. that the lake had started to Bodies like the World Council! heat and had now in ils hottest Children fund and charitable parts reached a temperature o[ organizations in neighbouring islands sent medical and other relief supplies. degrees Fahrenheit. Bui per- haps Soufricrc's most eye- fsU'liing accomplishment was firt the people who have the lllc "r which had prime responsibility, in close gradually been built up in Iho association with the St. Vincent centre of the lake and had now 'Government, of day-to day reached a height of 235 feet watching and analysing Koiif- ierc's behaviour and of assess- ing Ihe danger o[ an imminent violent eruption, are a hard- ,-ind had an above water diam- eter of feel. Owing to the evaporation caused hy healing, the lake's working and dedicaled team of original depth of MO feel, had experts from (he Trinidad cam-1 now become less lhan half lhat. pus of the University of the i It was still, I was told, 1 West Indies. I climbed up lo Ihe crater to see what was going on escorted I by a member of this learn who ;_ comes from Iceland. Five seis mograph slations have been in- stalled, he said, four around the crater and one in Kingston. Their records are changed every 12 hours. It took us nearly three hours of rather tortuous climbing to get lo Ihe crater ridge ('nor- mally we do it in about an hour hy and we sat on a I ledge at its southern tip envoi- oped in drifting cloud and slant- ing rain. The crater, said my companion, was about a mile 1 wide and the water of the lake i was about feet below ths ridge. What had caused all the ex- about one foot a day. Suddenly the clouds cleared and there it was a large island of hot but solid lava in the middle of a boiling lake where, only a few weeks ago there had been a tranquil, clear piece of water with fish and tourists (those energetic enough lo make the climh) swimming in it. 'Down said rny com- panion, pointing directly below us, is the place where we keep our fihrcglass boat. It is quite interesting going across lo the lava island over waler which is so hoi that you cannot pul your finger in.'' CANT TELL Was it likely that an eruption would occur? The scientist shrugged his shoulders "We just don't he said. "Now I Ihlnk it's unlikely, but you never can tell but we should have al least 24 hours warning so thai everyone in the danger zone can get out." Back in Kingston, Soufriere, in addition lo bringing consid- e r a b 1 e international involve- ment, has also caused some- thing of a stir on the locn! pol- ilical scene. One group of anli govern- j menl people have been Louring Iho evacuee camps (moslly siled in schools and churches) i saying lhal the volcano's ac- j livity had been deliberately started by Premier Millon Ca'.o, who had caused "chemicals" i to be put in the crater. There have been reports lhat 1 some evacuees have suffered financial loss because, before leaving their homes, they had sold their livestock al knock- down prices lo those who saw a chance of making quick money out of the Soulricre activity. 1 elections are due in three or four months, and Mr. caiu s ji. Labor Party is expecled to have a lougii fight lo maintain its majority over Mr. Ebcnezer Joshua's People's Pollical Party. This will be the first general elec- tion since El. Vincent ceased lo be a Brilish colony In Whatever extremists may claim, however, responsible quarters here feel lhal Ihe Calo in history. Though equally viol- ent eruptions could lake place now, Ihe scientists say that warnings provided by modern inslruments should rule out any loss of life. But the oddest reaction to government has done an excel-1 Ihe present Soufriere activity lent job in handling (he evac- uation problem and the Soufri- ere crisis as a whole. was that of a young man who lived in Ihe township of George- town, more than eight miles frnrn (Vln fr-slnr- ITVni-i- Im Soufriere last erupled on J from (ho crater. Every day, ho 7 May 1902, when some told me, he walked this dis- people lost Iheir lives. The fol- lance Ihcre and hack, climbing lowing day Mont Pelee, in near- j Ihe feet to the crater's by Martinique, erupled and ridge. Why? people were killed in one i "I just love to :ee what'i of the worst volcanic disasters going on." he .raid. KITCHENS, WASHCARS, DINERS, OFFICES, BUNKHOUSE5, WEILSITES Contact Salei Department ATCO (WESTERN) LTD. 5115 CROWCHILD TRAIL CALGARY 242-1101 corporatons taxed by Indians STOXY PLAIN, Alta. (CP) Indians on a nearby re- serve are adding to their ef- forts to gain the good life by taxing big corporations. The Enoch band of the Stony Plain reserve has adopted its own tax structure. As a result, the band cx- pecls to receive at least One of the nicest prizes you could win is good old-fashioned money. Lois of it. Because cold hard cash can become the warm security of a large bank- account, the comfort of a new home and all Ihe pleasure of travelling. Wilh enough money you ran start your own business, or even retire Now lucre's a quartcr-of-a-million dollars up for grabs in Ihe Canadian Derby Swccpslake. The day of the big race is August 12lh. Trial's whr-n our major award, or one of llnrly- nine olhcr cash prizes, could come your w.iy. before that. you have a chance to wm p.irt of lie-cause this year tllc-rc are four Karly Bird Draws. That means you have a dinncc to win up to on March 21st, April Illlh, Mny tfilli and June 20lh. IT TO BE FOUR EARLY BIRD DRAWS Twenty cash prizes each time. Two First Prizes cf..................................... Two Second Prizes of Third Prizes of..................................... Plus fourteen consolation prizes totalling..... DERBY DAY DRAWS first Prize Second 1'iize Thud Prize Fnuith Tilth Prize..........................................J 5JOOO Plus thirly-live consolation prizes Winning tickets- on each of the four occasions .ire eligible for all remaining draws. n tickef. .'.c-nd mr tickrls a! iM'i hrkrt. is my inmiltancn (nllurr nr nionrw mrlrr) made pnyahlr tn tl.r. CANADIAN DLRRY SWEEPSTAKF. CANADIAN DERBV SWECPSTAKC more in revenue for lu- 500 members, chiefly from taxes on pipslines and olher oil company installations. Whatever (heir tax reve- nues, however, the band won't be poverty-stricken liJte most Indian groups. A total of 43 producing oil wells on the reserve, 15 miles wesl of Edmonton, provide the band with about a year ia royalties. The new tax money k needed to help pay for water, sewers, electricity and tele- phones in all homes on the reserve. Before 1968. when the land taxation provisions of the Mu- nicipal Government Act were amended, oil companies paid taxes for their facilities on the reserve to the county of Park- land. "But the new act excluded tlw reserve and the compa- nies had to pay tax on their lines only up lo the reserve." said Cliff Sim is em- ployed by the chief and coun- cil as band administrator. FACED HANDICAPS Tte band didn't want to lose the revenue but discovered there were roadblocks in get- ting their own tax bylaw, Sim said. "Many Indian bands didn't want a tax structure so this band couldn't ask Indian af- fairs for legislation that would make taxes mandatory." Chief Raymond Cardinal wrote to Ottawa in 1969 for legal advice and Ottawa sug- gested that the band ask lax consultants in Alberta to draw up a bylaw for the reserve. A management manual and tax assessment paper were drawn up and the band set ils at G5 mills, cne mill less than the county of Parkland. The band received its first tax cheque from oil com- pany last iVovember. The royalties and tax money are put to good use. Mr. Kim said. "They have spent more ULIII million of their hand funds since and have an inventory cf mil- lion in p-altle, machinery and buildings. "They've even built and own their own church and pay the priest a salary EXPERIENCE NEEDED A large potato and grain farming enterprise on the re-serve employs many of Iho Indian men. The carponfry shop and 400-hrad rallle ranch also help. "The employment silinlim is seasonal whm there isn'l work in Ihe 1'ic men nre on unenipyoyn-.enl in- surance as oppriscd lo wel- fare. Only 10 per cent of the popuhlinn is on welfare." all (if Iho money in Ihe world would licvo born use- loss had I hey nol brought in someone in Ihe field, Id help M-I up busi- nesses and train them In man- age them onro they going. "1 know n reserve whore inure Hum a half-million dol- lars was received in oil royal- lies. man, woman and child apirtv. Hul il rll went the Invnuso Ihere was no man- agement skill training." Recommended by The Manufacturers to relieve: Simple and Compound Thirst; Dryness of The Whistle; i and Common Fancy for a Brew. i AMOBMNS! for the First Time in The Proud Province of Alberta A NEW BREW of PREMIUM STRENGTH SKILLFULLY COMPOUNDED BY MASTER CRAFTSMEN TO MOST ANCIENT RECIPE AND __________ SECRET RITUAL! And the First Such Brew in More than Three Decades (being a period in excess of 30 years.) 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