Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Sottmlay, February 19, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 29 Could blow up at any moment Boiling volcano constant tear to island residents By .JOHN lIUirKKH London Observer Service! flighls over the crater during citement, he went on, was first the initial stages of the alarm. that lire lake had started to Bodies like the World Council! heat and had now in its hottest Children Fund and charitable organizations in neighbouring islands sent medical and other relief supplies. flut the people who have the prime responsibility, in close any moment. j with the St. Vincent j The throat comes from a huh-; Government, Of day-to day I crto-dormant volcano r. a 11 e (I watcnjng and analysing Souf- i Soufriere which has been be-1 anj Of asscss. having in such an alarming i j of an immjncnt I way that more than people cl.uption, are a haru. parts reached a temperature of degrees Fahrenheit. But per- haps Soufrierc's most eye- catching accomplishment was the island of lava which had gradually been built up in the centre of the lake and had now reached a height of 235 feet and had an above water diam- eter of feet. Owing to the evaporation I think it's unlikely, but you never can tell but we should have at least 24 hours warning so that everyone in the danger zone can get out." Back in Kingston, Soufriere, in addition to bringing consid- e r a b 1 e international involve- ment, has also caused some- thing of a stir on the pol- itical scene. One group of anti govern- ment people have been touring the evacuee camps (mostly caused by healing, lhe lake's jn schools and living in the vicinity have been j anrt dedicated team of j original depth of MO feel, had j saying that the volcano's ac- cvacuatcd by the government j from (he Trinidad cam- j now become less than half that, j tjvity had been deliberately specially set up in of thc university of the i It was still, I was told, losing started by Premier Milton Caio, People's Poltical Party. This will be the first general elec- tion since St. Vincent ceased to be a British colony In Whatever extremists may claim, however, responsible quarters here feel that the Calo government has dona an excel- lent job in handling the evac- uation problem and the Soufri- ere crisis as a whole. Soufriere last erupted on 7 May 1902, when some people lost their lives. The fol- in history. Though equally viol- ent eruptions could take place now, the scientists say that warnings provided by modern instruments should rule out any loss of life. But, the oddest reaction to the present Soufriere activity was that of a young man who lived in the township of George- town, more than eight miles from the crater. Every day, ho old me, he walked this dis- .ance there and hack, climbing to camps safer areas. pus of the University of thc West Indies. ARREST WARRANT ISSUED Edith Irving, wife of author Clifford Irving, holds their son Barnoby during a trip to a New York delicatessen, fater 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 passport forgery. NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Anything Made of Iron! 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The Eoufriere extravaganza now involves experts from Brit- ain's Royal Society; London University; the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds; the United States Geolo- gical Survey; the Smithsoni- an Institute. Washington; Am- herst College, Massachusetts; the University of Waterloo, Can- ada; the Volcanic Observatory, Guadeloupe. French Antilles; and the Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies. WATCH In addition, two British Royal Navy frigates. HMS BERWICK and'JIMS PHOEBE, made their comes from Iceland. Five seis- mograph stations have been in- he said, four around the crater and one in Kingston. Their records are changed every 12 hours. It tool; us nearly three hours of rather tortuous climbing to get to the crater ridge ('nor- mally we do it in about an hour by and we sat on a ridge. What had caused all the ex- It was still, I was told, losinL about one foot a day. Suddenly who had caused "chemicals' the clouds cleared and there it j to be put in thc crater. was a large island of hot but j There have been reports that solid lava in the middle of a j S0me evacuees have suffered boiling lake where, only a weeks ago there had been a tranquil, clear piece of water with fish .and tourists (those energetic enough to make the climb) swimming in it. 'Down said rny com- panion, pointing directly below us, is the place where we keep our fibreglass boat. It is quite interesting going across to the lava island over water which is so hot that you cannot put your finger in." CAN'T TELL Was it likely that an eruption would occur? The scientist shrugged his shoulders "We just don't he said. "Now lowing day Mont Pelee, in near- j (he feet to the crater's by Martinique, erupted and ridge. Why? people were killed in one "I just love to see of the worst volcanic disasters i going on." he said. rporations taxed by Indians financial loss because, before leaving their homes, they had sold their livestock at knock- down prices to those who saw a chance of making quick money out of the Soufriere activity. r'1-n..pi elections are due in three or four months, and Mr. caio s bi. Labor Party is expected to have a tough fight to maintain its majority over Mr. Ebenezer Joshua's KITCHENS, WASHCARS, DINERS, OFFICES, BUNKHOUSES, WELLSITES Contact Sales Department 5115 CROWCHILD TRAIL CAIGARY 242-1101 helicopters available for trans- porting heavy scientific instru-j msnts to the crater ridge and inside the crater itself. US! Navv aircraft also made daily I STONY PLAIN, Alia. (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. 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The new tax money Is 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 (lie 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 the reserve and the compa- nies bad to pay tax on their lines only up to the reserve." said Cliff Sim who is cm- ployed by the chief and coun- cil as band administrator. FACED HANDICAPS The band didn't want to lose the revenue but discovered there were roadblocks in get- ting their own tax bylaw, Mr. Sim said. "Many I.Tdian 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 tax consultant'; in Alberta to draw up a bylaw for the reserve. A management manual and tax assessment paper were drawn up and the band set its rate at 65 mills, cne mill less than the county of Parkland. The band received its first tex cheque from an oil com- pany last November. The royalties and tax money are put to good use. Mr. Sim said. "They have spent more than S3 million of their own band funds since ISfia and have an inventory cf S2 mil- lion in cattle, machinery and buildings. "They've even built and own their own church and tlie priest a salary." EXPERIENCE NEEDED A large potato and grain farming enterprise on the reserve employs many of Uifi Indian men. The carrx-nlry shop and 400-hcad catlle ranch also help. "The employment silinlinn is seasonal bill when there isn't work in the the men arc on in- sur.inro as opposed t-.i wel- fare. Only about 10 per cent of the population is on welfare." 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