Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Farm damage high in north floods EDMONTON (CP) - Al though there's a lot of agricul tural damage, there doesn't appear to be any immediate or anticipated threat to life in the flooded areas of northern Alberta, Ernest Tyler, deputy coordinator, Alberta Emergency Measures Organization, saiH Wednesday. Mr. Tyler headed a goverr-ment committee that surveyed the area late Tuesday "to have a first - hand look and to talk to the local reople." "There's a lot of 'vater around Hassan hits back RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Supporters of King Hassan II reacted today with derision to Libya's severance of diplomatic relations with Morocco. One Moroccan cited a comment the king made in an interview published a few hours before Egypt's Middle East news agency reported the Wednesday night break. Hassan said diplomatic relations between the two countries had no real meaning because "between us there is not only a desert of sand but a desert of the intellect." Libya and Morocco aar separated by nearly 1,000 miles of Algeria and Tunisia. Libya's leftist military government openly supported the attempt by some Moroccan army officers last Saturday to overthrow Hassan. Libyan strongman, Col. Muammer Ka-dafi, threatened to send troops to support the rebels if foreign governments intervened. The king in retaliation surrounded the Libyan embassy in Rabat with troops and kept the ambassador and his staff inside. The Moroccan embassy and its staff in Tripoli were similarly restricted. . . . and a fair amount of probable crop damage," he said in an interview. He added that Dr. G. R. Pur-nell, deputy minister of agriculture, who also was on the trip, will be looking into the crop damage and probably will he doing some surveys once the water has gone down. CONSIDER HAYLIFTS Dr. Purnell said the committee is considering hay - lifts to areas cut off by water, traffic restrictions to minimize damage as roads dry out and provision of winter feed. Charles Panquin, assistant director of lands and forests, said the worst of the flooding seemed to be over. Ma*. Tyler said stock on high ground apparently has adequate feed and the agriculture department has arranged with local officers at Barrhead, about �H) miles northwest of Edmonton, to keep officials informed if it was necessary to fly in feed. The Paddle River area from Sangudo downstream about 40 miles to Barrhead, is the worst flooded area because of low-lying banks Hay meadows, pasture lands and some crop lands are under water. Mr. Tyler also said the FreeT man River, near Fort Assini-boine about 100 miles northwest of Edmonton, also is flooding in places, but that land areas are not as .affected as on the Paddle. The committee also flew over the Assiniboine, Pembina and Peace Rivers, which are high, but mainly contained within their banks, he said. Com blight damage light BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -Plant pathologists at Montana State University said Wednesday southern corn leaf blight observed in several of the state's corn growing areas early last month has caused little damage. "Our studies show that corn fields in the Billings area which were infected to some degree in the seedling stage now have no infection in the more mature stands," said Gary Strobel, a member of the plant pathology research team. He said that was due to cultivation practices which covered stunted diseased seedlings and prevented infection from spreading. Alberta officer gets NORAD job OTTAWA (CP) - Col. G. F. Ockenden, 47, of Vermilion, Alta., has been promoted to brigadier-general and named deputy director of the combat operations centre at North American Air Defence Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brig.-Gen. Ockenden, who has been serving on the staff of the NORAD operations centre, will succeed Brig.-Gen. N. L. Mag-nusson. Brig.-Gen. Magnusson was promoted to major-general last month and appointed to command Air Defence Command and 22nd NORAD region at North Bay. Militiamen fly to German base OTTAWA (CP) - About 200 militiamen, mostly students, were flown to Lahr, Germany, from Ottawa yesterday to. train with the 4th Canadian Mechanized Battle Group. Representing infantry, armor, artillery, signals and support units, they need a minimum of further training to allow them to fit into the regular forces, the defence department says. In September, they will see action in brigade manoeuvres at Grafenwoehr, Germany. They return to Canada in mid-October". JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR PREMIERS - Pictured above are the stars of the rock opera Jesus Christ-Superstar which had its World Premier with the largest crowd in the Pittsburgh Civic Arena's history. They are Jeff Fenholt as Christ, left, Yvonne Elli-man as Mary Magdalene, centre, and Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot, right. Government negligent -Notley EDMONTON (CP) - Grant Notley, New Democratic Party leader in Alberta, said yesterday the provincial government has been negligent in sidestepping demands for flood control measures in northern Alberta. He was commenting on flooding northwest of Edmonton in the last two weeks caused by persistent rain for days. "Government negligence is not proceeding with adequate flood control measures on the Paddle River is a major reason for the current emergency," Mr. Notley said in a prepared statement. He said local residents had petitioned the government since 1942 for flood control measures but "the government managed to side-step demands for action by limiting their financial commitment." New contract for defence employees OTTAWA (CP) - Fifty-five defence department employees in the Public Service Alliance have been given retroactive pay increases of 13 per cc:ot. An agreement betww;n Uie alliance, Defence Construction (1951) Ltd., and federal mediator Arthur Gibbons ttives the men an eight-per-ceni boost as of Oct. 1,1969, and an additional five per cent as of Oct. 1,1970. The new contract expires Sept. 30 this year. The 55 defence employees-at Coucelette, Que., and Nanaimo, B.C.-had been in a legal strike since June 21. They ratified the agreement and returned to work today. Average salary before the .ontract was about $8,000 a year. The agreement calls for lump sum payment to the workers from $110 to $500. In 1966, a report on Paddle River flood control by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation and Assistance Board recommended construction of dams, reservoirs and the clearing of 70 miles of channel at an estimated cost of $6.7 million. The government, however, took virtually no action. Mr. Notley said. "Under these circumstances the government has more than just a moral obligation to act, at least some of the farmers in the area are marginal operators who can't survive the loss." U.S. officer fined $1,000 LAKENHEATH, England (AP) - A United States Air Force court martial fined Capt Thomas Culver $1,000 and gave him a reprimand today for participating in an anti-war demonstration at the U.S. embassy in London last May 31. Culver could have recieved a maximum penalty of four years in prison, loss of pay and a dishonorable discharge. The military court of eight officers Tuesday found the 32-year-old lawyer from Westfield, N.J., guilty of participating in the demonstration against the war and of soliciting other servicemen to join in. U.S. servicemen abroad are banned from taking part in such demonstrations although they may do so in the United States while out of uniform and off duty. 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When purchasing by mall order, make cheque or money order payable to Vancouver Ticket Centra. Pleas* endow MlMdrtand emtaee with order. Mall with this ad to 630 Hamlllon St., Vancouver 3, B.C. . ADDRESS. CITY OR TOWN . . PHONE No. . OFFICE No.. He said the Alberta government should assist local authorities to rebuild roads and that some form of disaster compensation should be given and some action taken on the 1966 report. RELEASE 14 KOREANS TOKYO (Reuter) - The Soviet Union handed over 14 South Koreans Thursday to a Japanese patrol boat off Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido after holding them for lVz months, coast guards here reported. The 14 men were from the 92-ton Tong Song, seized by the Soviets May 31 on a charge of violating territorial waters around the Kuriles, Japanese officials said. The boat and its captain still are in Soviet hands. Thuridoy, July 15, 1971 - THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD - 19 Bus wagons under fire WASHINGTON (AP) - A report describing bus wagons as marginally safe at best and inadequate at worst has pointed up loopholes permitting such vehicles to escape federal auto-safety laws. The report came Wednesday from Consumers Union, a nonprofit, independent product-testing organization in Mount Ver-on, N.Y. which rated crash protection in the Volkswagen bus wagon and the Ford Chateau Club Wagon as grossly inadequate. Chevrolet and Dodge models were rated marginal. Volkswagen challenged Consumers Union to provide any information from crash tests and said its bus-which it calls a station wagon-meets existing federal front-end crash stand- Drinking age drops to 18 QUEBEC (CP) - Effective Thursday, the legal drinking age in Quebec province drops to 18 from 20 and all drinking establishments except men-only taverns will be allowed to remain open until 3 a.m. Justice Minister Jerome Cho-quette told the legislature Wednesday those two articles of a liquor control bill adopted last week will take effect immediately. The 3 a.m. closing applies to such establishments as restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets, which can stay open until that hour any day of the year except Good Friday. Taverns will continue under their present hours of 8 a.m. to midnight. Mr. Choquette said the other provisions of the liquor bill will take effect at a later, unspecified, date. 3 DIE IN BLAST MUSCAT (Reuter) - Three persons were killed and one badly injured in an explosion aboard the Norwegian tanker Aurelian in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, port sources said. ards for automobiles. Ford had no immediate comment. Ford listed its sales of the bus wagons this year at 11,494. It has been making the wagons for five years. Volkswagen sales hit a record 65,069 last year and have been over 50,000 a year since 1968. In its forthcoming Consumer Reports magazine, Consumers Union called the Ford's brakes inadequate and had these other complaints: "The VW has so much difficulty keeping up with highway traffic as to present a hazard not only to its occupants but to occupants of vehicles that share the road with it. We also judged that under some conditions lethal exhaust fumes could seep into the passenger compartments of the Dodge, the Ford and the VW buses." 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