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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-12,Lethbridge, Alberta Gas decision upheld VICTORIA (CP) - At-torney>General Alex Mac* donald said Friday the National Energy Board (NEB) has upheld Britisb Columbia’s decision last October to increase tfae export price of natural gas by 81 per cent, “It’s really a happy, haw day for the province of B.C., and our American friends 1 think an>reciate our position,’' he told reporters El Paso Natural Gas Co., which buys two*thirds of the natural gas produced in B.C. and distributes it in the U.S. Northwest, has refused to pay the higher price, contending that the province bad no authority to set prices on its own. The company owes the province about ft million to date, officials said this week. Mr. Macdonald said "1 would think so,” when asked if El Paso now would pay its arrears. “Of course, they have no choice.” “We’re going to get a fair return for our natural gas--and I stress fair.” Before the price of gas was raised, B.C. was getting 33 cents a thousand cubic feet. This went up to 61 cents a thousand cubic feet for export gas, based on an NEB reflation that the export price must be at least 109 per cent of the domestic gas price. B.C. accomplished the price rise by raising the price paid by B.C. Hydro, the main domestic buyer. AC»ei»TA OOVCftNMCNT TEiCPHONC« APPOINTMENT NOTICE Mixdair. JMMMry II. im — mi uthuidoi hhulb — it RECREATION TRAILS SEMINARS SLATED A.F. (Chip) CdOn» Rüby J. Holmes Doug Mallet-Paret ÜR. HORST STUDIES A VAMPIRE BAT Bats used in kidney study Hon. Roy A Fdrran, Mmtsler of Telephones and Utilities, Province of Alberta, recently announced three addiiional appointments to the Alberta Covernmeni Telephones Commission. Mi. A.F. (Chip) Colliiu has been appointed a Member of the Commission. Mr. Collins, Deputy Provincial Treasurer, has an extensive banking, military and management background. He was awarded the C.D. in 1956. During twenty-two years with the Mannix Group of Companies, he rose through many posts and from 1%9 to 1971 was President of Alberta Coal Ltd., now Manatta Coat Ltd.. Canada's largest coal mining company. Now, as Deputy Provmcial Treasurer of Alberta, he is also Secretary of the Treasury Board: a Trustee of the Academic Pension Plan (U oi A and U of C); Director of Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Alberta Housing Corporation, Alberta Municipal Financtng Corporation, Alberta Resources Railroad; and sits on various Provincial Committees. Mr Collins 15 a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Mrs. Ruby |. Holrtics has been appointed Director — Customer Relations. A native of Fort Saskatchewan, Mrs. Holmes completed high school in Edmonton and joined AGT in 1939 as a student operator m the Traffic Department In the same year she became a part-time operator. Since joining the permanent staff m 1950. Mrs. Holmes has held a succession of supervisory and training posts with ACT. She was appointed Training Supervisor in 19M and Chief Operator four years later. Mrs. Holfties has completed many courses with the Company, some of which were related specifically to management development. She has developed management skills to a high degree and has supervised hundreds of ACT employees during her progressive career with the company. Mr. Doug Mallel-Pafet has been appointed Direct or-Corporate Development, Mr. Mallet-Paret, a Member of the Association of Professional tngineers oi Alberta and the Engineering Institute of Canada, held eriginL'cring posts with Northern Electric Co Ltd, and Picker X-ray Engineering Ltd. before joining ACT in 1954 He became a Radio Systems Engineer m 1955. In his subsequent career with ACT, Mr. Mallet-Paret has held the posts of Construction Engineer, General Equipment Supervisor, General Plant Supervisor, General Construction Manager, General Maintenance Manager, General Staff Engineer (Cost and Revenue Requirements) and Division Operations Manager, North, Mr, Mallet-Paret is active in Home and School Association work, and serves as a Director of Junior Achievement. BURLINGTON. Vt. (AP) - Dr. Roy Horst’s research lab probably should be in a dingy castle cellar filled with spiders and cobwebs. After all, he’s got six vampire bats there. Such creatures that go screeching into the night in their hunt for blood normally aren’t fountl in the snow-covered regions of Vermont. Horst brought them from Mexico to help study some of the questions associated with human kidney problems. Horst, an associate professor of anatomy at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, says vampire bats have an extremely efficient kidney system—so efficient that they can shed excess water about as fast as they drink blood. Vampire bats weigh about an ^unce, have a one-foot wingspan and drink only blood for sustenance. Horst says that vampire bats rarely attack humans, but in the wilds they feed on livestock and other warm-blooded animals. Since the animal can double its weight at feeding, which makes it quite difficult to fly, the bat begins to urinate almost as so<k) as it starts eating. This ability to separate and shed water from blood so quickly keeps the bat at flying trim throughout his feeding. The vampire bat, in addition, cat) concentrate six times as much waste material in the urine as most other mammals, Horst says. “This is closely allied to problems in humans, such as salt retention problems of many persons with high blood pressure. We use an animal such as this bat bwause be apparently is faced with similar problems, yet does extremely well.” Horst has been one of few persons successful in breeding vampire bats in cap* tivity. Although his present colony is down to six bats, he has kept 25 to 30 at one time. Horst says feeding them isn’t much of a problem, even though they’ll drink only fresh blood. “We have an arrangement with local slaughter houses,” he said. “We can go over and get buckets of blood when they slaughter cows. We package and refrigerate it, and store about a week's supply at a time. “Our bats will only drink fresh blood and won’t touch any that’s been froien or has additives in it. So you put the fresh stuff in a bowl, slide if into their cage and when you come back the next day, tfae little critters have cleaned out the bowl. We’ll Put You in a New Pontiac for Just PONTIAC ASTRE Right onl We’re Big    en Valuel We're Big    on Dealsl We’re Big    on Small Cars! COMPARE the Ctnidian-Built Astre with •    VW Super Beetle * Datsun 510 •    Toyota Corona • Cortina •    Vega • Coft • Pinto • Mazda PONTIAC-ASTRE Price it at... ENERSON'S of COURSE! Pontiac • Buicic • GIMC ISTIIE... li{M On!... Nml EHERSOrS,.. of Course! Downtawn on 4th Ave. 8. Telephone 329-4444 Americans are advised to use Canada routes EDMONTON (CP) -Americans from the eastern and mid-west states are being advised to drive through Canada to get to the 1974 World Fair in Spokane, Glen Chambers, the fair’s chief organizer, said Friday. Mr. Chambers told a news conference that gasoline situations in the U.S. are too uncertain and Americans are being told a drive through Canada might save them some hardships, “Now is tneir chance to visit Canada and not only may it be their chance, they may have no other choice.” Energy problems will probably result in a loss of 100,000 of an estimated 4.8 million visitors to the fair, which runs from May 4 to Nov. 3, he said. FLIGHT EXTENSION Mr. Chambers was in Edmonton in conjunction with a Hughes Air West announce^ ment that the airline, which glies to Spokane, expects to begin serving the Edmonton area May 1. Don Cooper, marketing Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. Requires SERVICE STATION OPERATOR (LESSEE) For furtlwr parllculari PHONE 328-9578 AFTER 7 P.M. OR WRITE BOX 13, HERALD UNIVERSAL ENGINE REBUILDERS & PARTS 312 • 33rd StrMt North - Lsthbridg* For all your automotive machining specializing in gasoline and diesel engines Complete Engines - Cylinder Heads -Crankshafts In stock, WE HAVE THE LOWEST raiClSlOCL OF WESTERN CANADA OUR SERVICE AND WARRANTY IS THE BEST! 24 hour service on ifioet work . Special Dlacounlt Glvm For Company» and Farmars All IimiuMm PhofM 327-M22 EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta government recreation committee announced Friday it will hold three public seminars to discuss the establishment and maintenance of recreational trails in tbe province. Seminars will be heW Jan. 19 at the Percy Page Centre in St. Albert, five miles north of Edmonton, and Feb. 2 at the Grande Prairie Composite SYSTEM OPENED The Trans-Canada Telephone System was formed in mi. High School. A aeminr it to be held in Red Dwr as well, but tinte and place have not been decided. SAND GRAVEL I ASPHALT fTOLLESTMIPi SAND ind QRAVtL CowMrurtloi>Co.m. raoHi manager for the airline’s northwest district, said the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board has not given definite confirmation of the date. Citizen irked MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -A police squad car parked in front of a downtown cafe got a ticket Tuesday from a citizen angered by the officer's parking. “Because of your bullheaded, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20-mule team, two elephants, one goat and a safari of Pygmies from the African interior," wrote the unidentified motorist. The note, about the size of a parking ticket, was left attached to the police cruiser’s windshield, “1 sign off wishing you an early transmission failure on the expressway about 4; 40 p,m„” said the note. "Also, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.’’ OUR NEW NUMBER, EFFECTIVE JAN.14TH. REACHES ALL PERSONNEL AND ALL DEPARTMENTS. Sicks’ Lethbridge Brewery Ltd v'>^kR(ìCHìVC«ìo ;