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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 8, 197S THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Oil-contaminated beaches in prospect WASHINGTON (CP) Un- less steps are taken to reduce the estimated 45 million barrels of petroleum hydrocarbons dumped into the oceans each year, "we will all have to reconcile ourselves to oil-contaminated beaches." The assessment is contained in a U.S. National Research Council report released here. It states that oil contamina- tion of beaches "un- questionably is increasing on a worldwide basis." The report blames most of the pollution on tanker-related incidents. An outgrowth of a workshop last year, the report examines sources and effects of petro- leum hydrocarbons in the oceans. The workshop was funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Rockefeller Foundations, the Office of Naval. Research, the American Chemical Society and the United States Coast Guard. The report estimates that the bulk of the pollutants der the heading of transporta- tion incidents, which it lists as "tankers, dry-docking, ter- minal operation, bilges and accidents." "When oil becomes in- corporated in coastal sands protected from the weather- ing effects of sun and ox- the report states, "its residence time may be measured in years or decades." It says that in general, how- ever, more research is needed regarding the "fates and ef- fects" of petroleum hydrocar- bons in the marine environ- ment. "We know that the quantity of floating tar in the open ocean and of tar along coastlines has been increasing, that major spills and localized continuous dis- charges of petroleum hydro- carbons have damaged various species of marine life, and that low levels of petroleum may affect the behavior patterns of certain species." While the oceans have "con- siderable ability to purify themselves by biological and chemical the report states, the basic unanswered question is "at what level of petroleum hydrocarbon input to the ocean might we find irreversible damage oc- tually becomes washed up on beaches and incorporated into Some fraction of this "even- coastal sediments." INSTALLATION FURNACES 1709-2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 Indian beauty weds Indian beauty Kahn Tineta Horn, a member of the Mohawk Nation at Caughnawaga, Que., near Montreal, smiles after her marriage to George Miller, member of the Tuscorora nation of the Six Nations Reserve at Brantford, Ont. Mr. Miller is also head of the School for Indians at Macaza, Que. Legal action taken to halt fare hikes OTTAWA (CP) The Con- sumers' Association of Canada (CAC) launched legal efforts to halt proposed rail passenger fare increases to take effect Jan. 15. The consumers' association said Tuesday it has asked the Canadian transport commis- sion for permission to appeal proposed 15-per-cent rail fare increases filed in mid- December by CP Rail and Canadian National Railways. The association also re- quested an interim order to hold up the increases for 120 days. This would allow the commission to hold a public hearing on the fare increase, the consumers' group said. Demeter bail bid rejected BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) Mr. Justice Arthur Jessup turned down Peter Demeter's application for bail Tuesday pending his appeal of a murder conviction. Demeter, 41, was sentenced to life imprisonment in early December after being con- victed of hiring someone to kill his wife, Christine, in July, 1973. She was found bludgeoned to death in the garage of .the couple's Mis- sissauga, Ont., home. "The applicant has not es- tablished that .his detention is not necessary in the public Mr. Justice Jessup said. Demeter, who is in a Lon- don, Ont., jail, will be transferred to Kingston penitentiary. A commission spokesman said it has not yet been decid- ed whether it will hear the CAC applications. Rail fare increases take effect automatically without a public hearing unless someone objects and requests an appeal. The two railways raised passenger fares about 15 per cent in early 1974. The association said the higher fares could be against the public interest as it could stimulate the decline in. passenger business. This might justify route aban- donment. Passenger fares have risen more rapidly on railways in the last eight years than on buses or aircraft, the con- sumers' group said. But rising fuel costs had helped make rail travel more attractive. Nothing should be done to hurt rail travel when it was becoming competitive with other methods of. tran- sport. More investment in rail im- provements could. only be justified with sharp increases in passenger the con- sumers' association said. If the rate increase was de- layed and the commission later decides the higher fares were justified, the railways could be granted a higher rate for a period long enough to compensate them for losses. The consumers' group said it would be wiser to increase passenger train subsidies for a short time to help boost rail business. This might mean re- ducing subsidies in the long run. The government provides about million a year in subsidies. Falsely-accused woman awarded damages CALGARY (CP) A 39 year old mother of five children who was falsely ac- cused of shoplifting was awarded in damages by the Alberta Supreme Court. Gertie Dendekker will collect the damages from two security officers and a com- pany which provided security services for a Woolco depart- ment store here. Mrs. Dendekker was award- ed the money for "emotional distress, humiliation and anguish" caused by her deten- tion and subsequent court appearances. Cox Retail Audits Ltd. and security guards Rowena Ann Colemah and Lola Serediuk were ordered to pay the damages plus court costs. Damage claims against F. VV. Woolworth and Woolco were dismissed by Mr. Justice M. E. Shannon who said the security company had the responsibility for day to day security operations in the store. Mrs. Dendekker was detain- ed as she left the Woolco store late in December, 1971, by the two security guards. She was questioned for about a half hour in a security room of the store and was not allowed to either leave or to eail a lawyer. She was convicted of shoplifting Dec. 31, 1971, but the conviction was overturned April 7, 1972. Mrs. Dendekker was detain- ed after she returned two brassieres she had purchased at the store a day earlier. Court was told Mrs. Dendekker had gone to a counter and pulled two brassieres from a paper bag to compare them with others on the counter. 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