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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 77, 1971 - THE IETHBKIDGE HERALD - 37 't1 if Spacemen to conduct two explorations on lunar surface Apollo 14 moon work to last 33V2 hours CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP> - Apollo 14 astronauts Alan B. Shepard and Edgar D. Mitchell plan to spend 33 hows 30 minutes on the moon, with the landing scheduled (or 4:17 a.m. ES'T Friday, Feb. 5. They are to conduct two explorations on the surface, each lasting four to five hours. During the first excursion they are A WORK OF ART - Mrs. Isabello Livingston of Wellesley, Mass., admires the li stalue of a lion she constructed on the front lawn of her home. With plenty of sno and freezing temperatures, condition* for making ice statues have been ideal. You coo call it a winter work of art. ice snow could Japan's west coal demands may face new challengers to set up a nuclear-powered science station, collect soil samples and deploy a grenade launcher. After they have left the moon, ground radio signals will launch four grenades from the launcher. Their explosive impacts will be recorded on geo-phones and will tell scientists much about the characteristics of the lunar crust down to a depth of about 1,500 feet. The second excursion will be devoted to a 1%-mile field geology trip in which Shepard and Mitchell are to visit several craters to make gas and magnetic analyses of various types of soil and collect a large variety of rocks. To carry their tools and the samples they gather, the astronauts will pull a two-wheel equipment cart. They are to launch their lunar module at 1:47 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, and fly to a rendezvous with astronaut Stuart A. Roosa in the orbiting command ship. Elk transfer plan resumed TRAIL, B.C. (CP) - E. L. Muffly, coordinator of Operation Elk Transfer, said here he is overjoyed that a program of moving elk from Banff National Park to the West Koot-enays will resume. JOHN MIKA Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - The hungry blast furnaces of Japan that are firing up world and western Canadian mines soon may be fac- ing two more big challengers for contracts. Mainland China is on the verge of resuming coal shipments, suspended since 1968, to Japanese steel mills and Tokyo's tycoons are considering in- Alpine ski lovers are nomadic band ROLAND HUNTFORD London Observer Service ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - They call it the Alpine ski circus. It is the caravan of ski-racers and their hangers - on that invades the Alps each winter, working through a fixture list that begins in December and ends in March. One hundred and fifty skiers, 300 journalists, and a gross or two of commer c i a 1 attendants comprise this nomadic band, moving feverishly from resort to resort, never more than four days in one place. We descended recently on St. Moritz. I say "we" advisedly. A happy freemasonry cements this, as all circuses. All are united by the recognition that whatever their function they form a clique depending upon each other for their living. Here we have been unexpected but by no means unwelcome guests. A dreadful snow drought forced the cancellation of a race at Wengen, in the Bernese Ob-erland district of Switzerland, and its transfer to St. Moritz, one of the few cases in a barren winter. Within 48 hours, the resort had to prepare racing tracks, install live televis i o n equipment, and accommodate the invaders. It was done with no complaint because we have been the bringers of publicity. In the intensely compctitive world of winter sporls, publicity is a v a 1 u e d commodity. And ski racing is the most prized agent. For a few days the resort in question will have its name bandied about the newspapers and the televis i o n sets of the world. If it is a regular happening the impact is commensurately greater. The inescapable function of the ski circus is to advertise its hosts. Skiing is said to be the fastest - growing leisure industry -and industry it undeniably is. Some 15 million people ski in the Alps alone, 100 million are believed to do so all over the world. The supply of equipment alono runs into astronomical figures, and the ski circus has a vita! part to play in advertising the various products. The ski - maker who can say his products won an Olympic medal or the World Cup can be sure of selling an extra 100,000 pairs to leisure skiers who like to think that by using the same model they can acquire some of the powers of the champion. The tovrist managers of skiing resorts try to entice the circus to their slopes, factory representatives are vital and osten- tatious members. When a skier called Taylor Palmer won a race here, a man from the firm who made his boots, dressed in clothes displaying the rele v a n t trademark, appeared by his side, to face the Press and televis i o n cameras1. Suppliers of the impedimenta of the sport have their representatives, clad in distinctive uniforms, dotted along the slopes at every race. Frequently, they act as public relations agents for the best skiers; most of the top racers are in all but name full - time employees of ski-manufactur ers. Journalists and TV men may have qualms, now and then, over being accessories to such rank commercialization, but they too have demands of their own to fulfil. If skiing, as a recreation, has taken the prize for glamour, as a sport it has overtoken football in many parts of Europe as the supplier of vicarious thrills and food for patriotism. When at one of the races here the Swiss took first three places, banner headlines ensued, some newspapers decorating their front pages with Swiss flags, the white cross on a scarlet ground. It was a pleas ure to the eye. Conv c r s e 1 y, French journalists, equal 1 y chauvinistic, were miserable. "What am I going to tell my readers," cried one pathetical ly, as he turned to his typewriter in the schoolroom being used as Press centre. That was professional histrio-nics, and it shows how little di vides the circus. The Frenchman was about to launch into a bitter tirade, chiefly against the Aus t r i a n s, his country's arch - enemies on the slopes and the Swiss, promoted to villain of the day by virtue of theiv success. A moment or two before he had been helped and encouraged by colleagues from those nations. Nationalism may be the stuff of winter sports journalism, but its practitioners laugh at frontiers. So too with the skiers. They share too many risks for it to be otherwise. And even with modern equipment those risks are many. A Swiss racer recent ly lost a kidney through a bad fall; broken legs are everyday events. Training together, rac ing together, supported by firms that, in a modest way, are multi national concerns, they form a tight - knit group that knows no distinction of race, colour or creed, however their exploits are presented to the world. vesting up to $1.5 billion to develop a huge virgin coal field in Siberia as a joint venture with the Soviets. That intelligence, reported] with inscrutable relish, is contained in this month's Canada-Japan Trade Council newsletter. It said Sumitomo Metal In-1 dustries signed a deal recently to ship 160,000 tons of steel products, mostly pipe, to the | Peking regime. "Sumitomo is now reported to be negotiating imports of Chinese coal," it continued. The newsletter said that Japan wants to land large-scale import contracts. It took only one million tons three years ago when the Chinese trade was suspended. "Japanese interest in Chinese coal is said to have been spurred by the rise in U.S. export coal prices and the pos* I sible restriction by the U.S. of I exports in the future." the news-1 letter said. (Canadian prices also have been rising with some current contracts jumping to $17.50 a ton compared with a $14 average in deals signed only a year ago). "Hard on the heels of the announcement that Japan is hop-1 ing to re - start large - scale coking coal imports from China, comes word that the Japanese iron and steel industry is looking bard at a virgin field in Yakutia in Soviet Siberia," the monthly bulletin added. "A field mission recently studied the field and reported the quality as equal to American coking coal. "Torao Okumura, managing director of the Japanese Iron and Steel Federation, admitted development costs would run high - $1 to $1.5 billion - but said that, in view of the world supply of suitable coal, it was worth pursuing." Both possibilities could dampen Canadian hopes to catch, up to Australia and the U.S. coal exports to Japan's rapidly-growing industry. The Chinese development is a particularly potent threat. The Chinese develop m e n t particularly could become a potent threat to the seller's market some Canadian firms are | depending on despite fears expressed earlier by Crows Nest Industries Ltd. of Femie ihat China could enter the trade in a big way. CNIL's surveys suggest Chinese reserves may be about 400 billion tons of coal - about three times that of Canada. Most of it is located in the northern hills around Peking, a short haul of less than 1,000 miles by land and the Yellow Sea to Osaka's mills, less than one - f i f t h the distance that Rocky Mountain coke has to I travel to the same market. NO WATER STEYTLERVILLE, South Africa (AP)-After six years of drought, tipplers are being asked to take their liquor straight. 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