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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta B THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Widneiday, July 15, 1970- Oil Bids Plan To Spark Fight WASHINGTON (AP) A proposal to require competitive bidding for oil exploration leases on all federal lands In Alaska is expected to spark a fight in the United States Senate over proposed min- eral royalty payments to Alaska natives. Senator Henry M. Jacksonn (Dem. Wash.) chairman of the Senate interior committee, of- fered the amendment Monday to the native land claims bill. Opponents, who want explora- tion leases for areas with no proven oil reserves made under a 1920 mineral-leasing law re- quiring only nominal annual payments, have threatened to fight the amendment by at- tempting to eliminate the pro- posed payment pr posal. Oil companies paid near to Alaska la year when North Slope drill! nights were auctioned. The interior committee, by close vote, had struck from tl land claims bill a provision permit competitive bidding f leases on tacts on which t government would retain mir eral rights. Jackson contends millions dollars may be lost if applican are permitted to obtain leas under the 1920 mineral-leasir law. MAY GET ROYALTIES Opposition also exists to provision of the bill which wou jive Alaska natives in royalties from oil and oth GRAND MARSHAL GODFREY-Entertainer Arthur Godfrey was grand marshal of the Calgary Stampede parade. Alta. Coal Firm Eyes U.K. Market GRANDE CACHE, Alta. (OP! "Carry coals to Newcastle Despite the warning implicil 'In that phrase, a Canadian com- pany is considering jumping into the coal market in the United Kingdom. Mclntyre Porcupine Mine Ijfcd. has huge reserves in this area northwest of Edmonton and Is studying all markets for its coal. "We have a premium-quality cod for an official said In an interview. "There is a shortage of good coking coal throughout the world aid the demand is very strong." Mclntyre has invested in the Grande Cache operation, mainly to service a contract to _ deliver tons of coking coal to Japan over 60 years starting in Au- gust. The contract-some estimates it is worth at present a price-es- calation clause. ARGO SHEET METAL FURNACE INSTALLATIONS SPECIALIZING IN OLDER HOMES PHONE 328-3022 The company has leasei acres in the area 225 air miles from Edmonton. Th company produces coal for ship ment to Japan where it is con verted into coke. The Alberta Resources Kail way has a line through tht town, but so far there is no pas senger service. Two companies have applied for air transporta tton licences to the town, bu have been turned down because the landing strip is considerec inadequate. The company operates a Twin Otter which can carry 19 per sons and uses an old forestry landtag strip. Population now Is witi 550 employed at the plant. All hourly-rated employees are members of the United Steel workers of America. About 95 of the persons In volved in the operation are from the United Kingdom, 50 from Nova Scotia and the remainder from other parts of Canada. "About 70 per cent of the present work force are Canadi the official said, adding :hat there was a shortage ir Canada of miners with certifi- cates which had necessitated going "off shore" for workers. The new town, administered >y a board under the Alberta nunicipal affairs department, las a 40-room hotel with a beer parlor and liquor lounge, a 20-unit motel, 350 com- pleted houses, a 23-suite apart- ment building and a shopping mall. A cinema is under con- struction. JET-AWAY TOURS LTD. Students Expo Flight July 28, 1970 Students registered on .the above flight desiring a special bus from Lethbridge please register at BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd Avenue S. Phone 328-3201 before July 18, 1970 in order thai final bus arrangements can be made mineral production on public lands of the state by imposing an overriding two-per-cent roy- alty. The bill calls for royalty pay- ments until has been paid ir addition to appropriated over 12 years. The bill also would return more than acres of land to the Alaska Eski- mos, Aleuts and Indians. The would bo used by native agencies for in- vestment, business and other projects, and loans and grants for welfare, education, job training and other purposes. The bill would give about acres of land to about 200 native villages, at the rate of one township, or acres for each 400 residents. North Slope natives would re- ceive a surface es- tate and individual natives in Alaska would get acres for homesites and hunting, fish- ing and trapping campsites. Stanfield Favors Closer ECM Ties BONN (Reuters) Opposi- tion Conservative Leader Rob- ert Stanfield said Tuesday Can- ada should examine the possibil- ities of association with lie Eu- ropean Common Market. Stanfield, on a four-day visit to West Germany, told a news conference he is impressed'by the "spectacular development" of the market. :0ne day it could be equal to of even greater than the United States in economic terms. 'We (Canadians) must ask ourselves w e havs not done so the potentials are. We ought not to dismiss out of hand an associa- tion with an enlarged Common Market. "We don't want'to be in bed with the United States alone. We need a broader trade." Before coming to West Ger- many, Stanfield held talks in Brussels with Common Market officials and visited Paris. He said Canada is watching with concern negotiations for1 an enlarged Common Market. "There is some nervousness and concern of what will be the effect of Britain joining. But Canada hopes that Britain will in its negotiations make some effort to see that Canada's point of view is taken into considera- tion and that its policy-particii- larly concerning will be as non-pr'otectionist as is practicable. "Personally, I have some con- cern that Canada could find it- self with a small number of In- dustrialized countries outside the big trading blocks, the Com- mon Market, the United States and Japan, all three dynamic centres of growth. Canada has to take an increased interest in the Common Market." Stanfield also called for the maintenance of' Canada's part in NATO and criticized Prime Minister Trudeau's government for what he called a lack of out- Ward-looking foreign policy. BIG SUMMER TIRE SALE BRUNSWICK MARK 5 Install" add 3 DAYS ONLY Full four ply nylon guaranteed for a full 22 against tread wear-out. Sculptured sidewall design. Deeper, wider tread. Our most popular replacement tire. Sire Reg. 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