Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
% - TNI ICTHBRIDGE HERAID - Thundoy, January 7, 1971 U.S. admits nerve gas lost in Alaskan lake WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The defence department admitted Wednesday the United States Army lost for more than two years 200 cannisters of deadly nerve gas which sank unnoticed to the bottom of a lake in Alaska. The department said steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence. The Pentagon, emphasizing that every canmister of the gas has been recovered, said there now is a strict accounting system of where toxic munitions are stored. The cannisters of gas-a mere drop of which would be fatal-bad been placed on the frozen Alaskan lake during January and February, 1966. "For reasons unable to be determined, the order to destroy the munitions was not given and, with the advent of the spring thaw, they sank to the bottom," a report of the army investigation of the incident released Wednesday said. No one at the army test centre In the remote Gerstle River area apparently noticed that the 200 cannisters were missing, and they lay at the bottom of the lake until August, 1968. At that time, the army received a tip that there was something at the bottom of the WHERE THERE'S A WILL - Wilfred Patey of the Toronto Humane Society feeds ducks in a Toronto park, in accordance with the wishes of Thomas Foster, a former mayor of the dry, who died in 1945. Mr. Foster gave the society $5,000 so that birds which stayed for winter could be fed. The treat of bread and grain is given every day during the winter. Two Alberta NFU directors resign lake. The lake was drained and the canisters were found to be intact. Before the lake was pumped dry, samples of the water were taken and showed there was no contamination, the army said. No lethal chemical agent escaped into the atmosphere. The army report said the Arctic test centre now has com' pleted its disposal of toxic agents and munitions and there are no current plans for future testing of lethal chemical or "biological agents in Alaska. Storm may-veer KUALA LUMPUR (Reuter) - The "mini-typhoon" which has devastated Malaysia may veer south and disrupt the start of the Commonwealth conference in Singapore next Thursday, flood control officials said today. They said that the week-long floods were caused by what they termed a mim-typhoon and warned that it could wheel against the south in a few days. The floods have left 153,277 homeless and the known death toll has reached 42. A police spokesman reported that the flood level had* risen by nine inches at the devasted inland town of Temerloh in the last 12 hours and the waters were still rising in Malacca and Perak states. Canada largest American market MISSID - Still clamping a tenacious hold on his cigar, Marcel Clouatre Is held down by detectives at Montreal International airport Wednesday after he lunged at. a photographer and ripped off his coat. Clouatre was flown to Montreal from Switzerland to face charges in connection with an alleged $1.5 million bond fraud operation. WASHINGTON (CP) - Anew study by the commerce department shows that the increased volume of manufactured exports to Canada was the major factor in slowing the downward trend in U.S. domination of world markets in the 1960s. "Strong advances in U.S. shipments to Canada further dramatize that country's position as the United States' largest foreign market,'' says a summary of the report in the current issue of Commerce Today, the department's monthly magazine. "Canada overshadowed all other regions In size and growth of U.S. sates," ft says. "It also represented the outlet in which American exporters held their largest share." Actually, U.S. exports of man-ufactured goods advanced sharply in most regions in recent years, the study found, but the resulting gains did not prevent a decline in the U.S. share of the world market. These and other significant Civil servants plan to fight government discrimination EDMONTON (CP) - The Civil Service Association of Alberta will appeal to members of the legislature for support in a fight against what the elation describes as "government discrimination.'' Brochures outlining the association's view will be mailed to ML As Friday, as the 18,000- Paper says Ottawa thinks Bennett Dam illegally built EDMONTON (CP) -The National Farmers Union lost two of its three Alberta directors Wednesday through resignations. Bob Cheshire of Ashmont, Alta., submitted his resignation early in the day saying he was in conflict with part of the organization's operations and with some of the executive. He also charged that the "grass roots" had lost control of the NFU. Gloria Paquette of Pickard-ville, Alta., elected to the board of directors last month, announced her resignation later in the day. She said she wished 307 �th St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gory Martin Dispensing Optician 327-71 S3 to discuss her move with members of her locals and would make a statement later in the week on her reasons for resigning. NFU President Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon, in Edmonton to meet grain officials, was interviewed following Mr. Cheshire's announcement. He said Mr. Cheshire had resigned because he failed to get re-elected as regional coordinator. He rejected Mr. Cheshire's statement that the grass-roots members no longer had control of the farm group. "The national convention (in Winnipeg last month) made policy decisions on all matters of operation based on the votes of the grass roots delegates after their full discussion and participation." Mr. Atkinson could not be reached for comment after word was received of Mrs. Paquette's resignation. NOTICE! DUN10P FORD Will BE CLOSED ALL DAY SATURDAY JANUARY 9th To facilitate moving to our new location at: Mayor Magrath Drive and 16th Avenue South We will open for business 7:30 a.m. Monday, January 11th at our new loeationl Dentists plan token boosts in Alberta CALGARY (CP) - Alberta Dentists say they are not planning to try to keep pace with a 13.5-per-cent fee increase announced by the B.C. College of Dental Surgeons. Dr. J. C. Waddell, president of the Alberta Dental Association, said Wednesday that any increases in the province would be token increases in line with the rising cost of living. "We haven't decided exactly when to increase the fee schedule," he said, but added it might be in a few months. Airline firms try to combat air pollution MONTREAL (CP) - Canada's two major airlines have embarked on a program to reduce the amount of black smoke emitted by their JT8-D jet engines by 1972. CP Air announced Tuesday that a $225,000 capital appropriation has been approved to equip the airline's 29 Pratt and Whitney JT8-D engines with modified combustor chambers, designed to eliminate most of the exhaust. A spokesman for Air Canada said Wednesday modification kits have been ordered from the U.S. and work is expected to begin in April. Air Canada has 96 JT8-D engines powering its fleet of DC-9s and addition of the combustor chambers will cost about $365,900. The JT8-D engines have been criticized as major contributors to air pollution. The new chambers will be installed as the engines come in for routine overhaul. Calgary march m FORD EDMONTON (CP) - The Journal quotes an unnamed Ottawa source saying the federal government thinks the $725 million Bennett Dam in British Columbia was built illegally. The newspaper said Wednesday the source says the federal government believes the huge dam was constructed contrary to law because B.C. never applied for federal permission to build it. "B.C. has always maintained it did not require federal approval," the story said. "However, the source said the federal government' believes B.C. violated the Navigable Waters Protection Act by failing to apply for permission to build." The newspaper says the source said the federal govern ment has the power to order anything constructed on a navi gable waterway to be altered or removed. But the government was not considering enforcing the act and it was unrealistic to expect the federal government to order B.C. to tear the dam down. However, the newspaper said Ottawa may be able to use its powers to convince BC. to cooperate in attempts to save the No shortage of nurses receipts drop CALGARY (CP) - Returns from the city's Miles for Millions march hit a three-year low in 1970 with an expected total of $189,000 despite more than 18,000 marchers. The march raised 43 per cent less than in 1969 when 43,500 people brought $334,000 to the Calgary and District International Development Society. Dave Tavender, president of the sponsoring association, said the future of the march is still good in the city, but last year's effort was not nn unqualified success. in province EDMONTON (CP) -one-time shortage of qualified nurses is threatening to become a surplus, The Alberta Association of Registered Nurses said Wednesday in brief to the provincial cabinet, become diffcult to find, partic ularly in larger centres such as Calgary and Edmonton, although there were vacancies in rural areas. The province now has one nurse for every 166 persons compared with one for every 204 people four years ago, the 9,500-member association said. The brief said nurses are "gravely concerned" about standards of training among nursing directors in 102 rural hospitals. Seventy-three of these nurses had only basic nursing diplomas and no more than six had bachelor's degrees in nursing. Lovemaking mem b e r organization campaigns for a transfer from its special labor status under the Public Service Act to the general provisions of the Alberta Labor Act. President C. R. Smith, in statement published in the latest issue of the association's monthly newsletter, said the Public Service Act denies government employees the rights and privileges of other employees in the province, includ-I mg the right to be organized Peace - Athabasca delta downriver in Alberta. In Ottawa, an official of the �y m outside union, environment department says,. The association is seeking the department is interested in Alberta's river problems, but he was unaware of the dam's legal status. A source in the transport department said that now the dam is built it is unlikely that any pressure could be exerted. Additionally, provincial and federal departments were apparently exempt from the navigable waters protection act. 39 below zero in Arizona By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A record 39 degrees below zero in Arizona, record heating gas consumption in the Chicago area,, the threat of severe citrus and avocado crop damage in California, bottled gas failing to vaporize in Colorado. These were some of the effects of a cold wave Wednesday that affected most of the United States. At least 16 states had subzero temperatures in the morning and the freeze reached Texas and the Gulf Coast states. Only the Florida peninsula and the Southern California coast escaped. Minimums in Florida resort areas were in the 60s and 70s along the California coast in the high 30s and low 40s. Although the 39 below record ed at the Hawley Lake Indian trading post on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation was the coldest ever in Arizona, it was still second to the 50 below at Lake DeWeese Lodge, a resort in the mountains of south central Colorado. legislation setting out specific procedures for settlement of contract differences. Collective bargaining should include governing legislation which provides some means of settling matters on which agreement cannot be reached at the bargaining table," Mr. Smith said. Present legislation was "hopelessly inadequate" because although a mediation board was provided for, the government still had the right to make the final decision. Bob Donaghue, editor of the newsletter, said a request for changes was made to the cabinet two weeks ago, "but they said they weren't prepared to discuss it." patterns emerged from tin department's "in-depth study- of the behavior of U.S. exports to 11 regional markets" from 1962-64 through 1968. the latest period for which detailed data are available. The survey also noted: -The rise in U.S. shipments to Canada was steepest in automotive products moving dutyfree under the U.S.-Canada auto pact. -Competition from foreign suppliers is intensifying In key U.S. markets, espedelly the European Economic Community and South and Southeast Asia. -Japan and Italy continue to make substantial gains in the world market for manufacturers but West Germany remains by far the major competitor. U.S. sales expanded by three-fifths to 123,600 million in 1968 from their 1962-64 average value. Thus, they accounted for 23.3 per cent of the global trade in manufactured goods, a slightly smaller proportion than at the outset of the period. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE I �"' ~ Weather and road report OA ABOVE 19.Aft ZERO AT AA,UUNOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:2T SUNSET 4:56 Native group start aircraft training course CFB BORDEN, Ont. (CP) -A group of 11 Indians and Eskimos is to arrive here Friday to start training as aircraft mechanic helpers, the department of national defence announced this week. The young men from the Northwest Territories are expected to complete the course in August and return home to work as civilian aircraft maintenance engineers. Five of the students are from Inuvik-Richard Dick, Allen Stein, Harry Debastian, Richard Pangbom and William Aleekuk The others are Refus Irish of Aklavik, Billy Emahok of Tuk toyaktuk, Richard Koter of Ig-loolik, Richard Tardiff of Akla vik, Gerald Schofield of Hay River and Allah Gibbons of Coral Harbor. Lethbridge .... Pincher Creek ... Watorton....... Cranbrook ....... Edmonton...... Jasper ... . Banff.......... Coronation...... Calgary ......... Peace River ..- . Grande Prairie . . Rocky Mtn. House Edson......... Victoria.......< Penticton....... Prince Rupert ... Prince Goerge ... Kamloops ..- ... Vancouver..... Prince Albert ... North Battleford . Saskatoon...... Swift Current ..." Yorkton........ Moose Jaw.....- North Bay...... Regina......... Brandon ....... Winnipeg....... Kenora........� Thunder Bay ... . The Pas....... Toronto....... Ottawa......... H L Pre 31 27 .43 26 23 18 8 .. 7 -4 .. 38 33 26 26 17 12 34 29 37 31 39 30 41 33 .04 .17 .02 .01 .05 .01 .05 38 31 .41 .01 .10 .04 39 32 37 36 29 24 45 43 1.75 35 29 .08 26 22 .20 34 33 .05 . 5 -3 16 6 12 4 17 12 3 -It 9 4 . 19 4 1 -7 .. 1 -16 6 -11 1 -15 9 0 .. 5 -8 19 6 . 26 10 .. 26 17 . . 37 23 ... 36 24 .. . 31 10 ... 33 13 8-3 .. . 34 20 .. . 79 73 ... 88 97 .. . S3 44 .. . 35 IS . .. 25 39 .. 41 52 .. . 7 12 ... 28 41 ... 26 35 ... 33 37 �4 11 .01 .03 e a * Montreal ... St. John's ... Halifax...... Charlottetown Fredericton .. Chicago..... New York ... Miami...... Los Angeles . San Francisco Las Vegas ... Paris....... London ..... Berlin...... Amsterdam . Brussels..... Madrid...... Moscow FORECAST: Lethbridge - Today: Perl* ods of snow or mow mixed with rain, risk ef freeing rain. Winds WIS forty to St. Lows tonight near 3�. Friday: Periods of snow. Highs near 30. Medicine Hat - Today and Friday: Periods of ram and snow mixed. Lows tonight near 30. Highs Friday near 30. Colder by evening. Columbia, Kootensy - Today: Periods of snow. Tonight and Friday cloudy with periods of freezing rain occasionally mixed with snow. Winds SIS in valleys today and tonight. High today in tow 20s, except 10-15 in the east Kootensy district. Highs Friday 25-27, except near 10-15 m east Kootenay district. listed on curriculum VANCOUVER (CP) Creative lovemaking made the list today as Vancouver Free University announced its curriculum for the new year. Alternative subjects include scuba diving, Quebec power struggles, and conversational Spanish, , Professor predicts Quebec will separate in 4 years CALGARY (AP) - Quebec will either separate from the reft of Canada within four years or be kept in confederation at gunpoint, Prof. Richard Ossenberg, a University of Calgary sociologist, said Wednesday. Resorting to use of the War Measures Act to control terrorists in Quebec "has virtually sealed the doom of confederation." he said. "Either Quebec will separate witiiin four years or it will be kept in confederation at the point of a gun with such disturbances that it could hardly be called confederation." Prof. Ossenberg told a Calgary service club that the only hope for confederation lies in replacing the English dominated corporate French-speaking Quebecers. But he added: "In my view, the English Quebecers would never tolerate such a quick change of position," For the first time in Quebec's history, lower income groups are joining with the French speaking new middle class to voice separatist sentiments, he said. And these sentiments are not mild, but severely radical. There are three main rea-Eons for the more radical approach, he said. These are: Improved education of young persons from poorer economic backgrounds; growth of the power of labor unions with outspoken n a t i o nalistic sentiments, and a coming-together of a historically - separate French community in the face of what they consider a common English threat. The sociologist said his views are based on three or four trips to Montreal each year for the last nine years and from discussions with colleagues. . IRRIGATION HEADQUARTERS ? LOW PRICES ir FINANCING k SERVICE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 Uthbrldne OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are slippery with packed snow and black ice and have a few drifts in the sheltered areas. Highway 2 from the U.S. border to 6 miles south of Fort Macleod is bare with a few drifted sections. Six miles south of Fort Macleod to Calgary is icy due to freezing rain and is very slippery. From Calgary to Red Deer is extremely slippery and has received 2% inches of new snow. Caution is advised. Red Deer to Edmonton-driving is not advised as the highway is extremely slippery and the driving lanes are snow covered reducing traffic to 10 miles per hour. Highway 3 - west from Monarch to 8 miles west of Fort Macleod is icy due to freezing rain and is very slippery. Eight miles west of Fort Macleod to the B.C. border is slippery and PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.", 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wfldhom, 6 am. to I pm. / there is light drifting in the Crows Nest Pass area. Highway 6 is bare except for patches of thin packed ice and snow to Waterton. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff ia very slippery with blowing and drifting snow, plowing and sanding is in progress. Banff to Golden - snowing lightly with a few slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke received 2% inches of new snow, plowing and sanding is in progress. The Banff-Jasper and Banff-Radium highways nave been plowed and sanded and have occasional slippery sections. Creston to Salmo received heavy snowfall overnight and is quite slippery, however, it has been plowed and sanded. Motorists are advized to use gocd winter tires or chnJ's when travelling through any mountain area, which includes any ski-resort access roads.