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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, July 18, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 9 Sign Of War? GAELLIVARB, Sweden (AP) It has been a big year for the lemming migration, and the usual stories and superstitions are being dusted off. About every four years mil- lions of mountain lemmings mysteriously leave their nornia grounds in the heights and lieai fcr the lowlands. Biologists think their migrations are duo to overcrowding, that the lem- ming masses simply are trying to find elbow room. But a popu- Ottaiva Interest In Conservation Incredibly Low By JIM POLING YELLOWKNIFE, N .W .T (CP) Federal government in terest in conservation is incred bly tow, the closing session o the federal-provincial wildlii conference was told here. "Comparison of effort pended on development and o conservation is, to say the leas said R. C. Passmor of Ottawa, executive director o the Canadian Wildlife Federa tion. Oil exploration has so marrc the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula near the Mackenzie Delta, tha Budapest Flood Damage Heavy BUDAPEST (AP) Th Hungarian Red Cross an nounced Friday that "the vas floods in May and June cause an estimated dam age to housing, equipment, live stock and crops. A spokesma said about acres in the northeast and southeas were in undated, drowning a' poultry, game and most live stock. Two persons were drown ed and about other were evacuated. srnocjft CANADIAN WHISKY CANADIAN WHISKY GREAT! CANADIAN SCHENLEY DISTILLERIES a national park proposed there will have to be reduced in size, he said. The park would have to he small and would not include the area's largest pingoes, towering pressure-created cones of ice, because of so much exploration activity on the peninsula. "Despite the high-sounding expressions of concern for con- servation, expressed by both government and industry, there is little indication that either is prepared to show the restraint and consideration necessary to ensure that the development rail really serve the long-term interests of Canadians." Delegates were told by an Alaska wildlife biologist that oil spills on the arctic tundra could be impossible to clean up, de- pending on location and condi- tions. NO WATER FOR U.S. Earlier, conference delegates were told that Canadian waters will not be part of any United States plan in this decade to satisfy its need for water. Frank Quinn of the federal de- partment of energy, mines and resources, said that Canada is not interested yet in supplying the U.S. with water, and there has not been an adequate uiven- tory of U.S. water require- ments. 'Northerners may have more to fear from the demands or in- difference of their southern neighbors inside this country than from those people who live outside." Mr. Quinn said Canada should make water available in the fu- ture, when the U.S. need is proven, but not just to quench the thirst of American industry. Leimiiiiugs Ou The Move ,lar belief persists that they are pulled toward tire sea by a sui- cidal urge. The animals are about the size of hamsters. They multiply at a formidable rate, The lemmings normally live only on the mountains above the tree line and cat grass or herbs in the summer. Their main menu is moss and in the long northern winter they get under the snow to munch it. Normally they eat almost half their weight in one day. If the lemmings manage evade disease for a few years they multiply into millions. Out- growing their natural habitat, they, start to fret. One day they stampede down the mountains in a black-and-tan carpet. Sir.N OF WAR? This year's lemming migra- tion, starting in late May and running into July, was de- scribed by local experts as the biggest in many years. It was reminiscent of the worst lem- ming 1918 and 1939, both years that war broke out. Thus the local populalion attrib- utes ominous powers to the phe- nomenon. This year the lemmings, in- stead of heading along the natu- ral migration paths in the val- leys toward the southeast and the Baltic coast, swerved to- ward the inland north. They mysteriously disappeared from some mid-Lapland valleys in June. Thousands get crushed in rav- ines as they cross cliff edges, trample each other and dvown as they try to cross mountain rivers. Many are killed by cars as they cross roads. Foxes, buz- zards and owls love them. The remaining lemmings march on. Some even reach the sea about 240 from the satrting point, and go on until .hey drown. Passing inhabited areas, they cause some damage, mainly by Misoning waters with their massed carcasses. AUTHOR DIES Dr. Eric Bcrnc, ntilhor of the -best- selling hook Games People Play, (lied in Carmel, Calif. He was CO. Sub-Human Status For Farm Workers DESIGN NEW CRAFT DOWNEY, Cam. (AP) Slorth American Rockwell Corp. las designed a reusable, nu- clear-powered space shuttle to 'erry supplies from earth orbit to the vicinity of the moon. The silo-shaped vehicle, 125 feet long and 33 feet in diameter, could je launched by today's rockets, the company said. WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE Simply By Cashing Your Family Allowance Cheque and filling out a lucky coupon at Woolco and placing it in the entry box. Draw for a Certificate Will Take Place FRIDAY, JULY 31st At p.m. Open Doily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. lo 1 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Airline Deal Near VANCOUVER (CP) Pacif ic Western Airlines Ltd. toda announced it has completec preliminary negotiations purchase B.C. Airlines Ltd., wholly-owned subsidiary o CAE Industries Ltd.; of Mon treal. The purchase price wa not disclosed. Pacific Western president R H. Laidman said the purchas of B.C. Airlines is expected t be finalized by mid-August subject to government ap proval. Pacific Western and B.C Airlines serve several commo- pouits in the interior of British Columbia. KOOTENAY SERVICE It is anticipated that schedules can be put into ef feet by Sept. 15 that will in elude such new features a one-plane service from botl the east and west Kootenays t Calgary and Vancouver. CAE acquired BCA in 196 when it purchased Northwes Industries Ltd. of Edmonton, o which BCA was a subsidiary. Pacific Western is Canada' third largest airline and th designated regional carrier fo Western Canada. Employing more than people in B.C. Alberta and the Northwest Ter ritories, PWA provides schec uled air service to 35 cities am communities, and will add 1 additional BCA points. New Debtor Legislation In Force HALIFAX (CP) Legislation that will allow an insolvent debtor to consolidate his debts and repay them on an orderly basis at five-per-cent interest will soon be implemented in Nova Scotia. Provincial Secretary E. D. Haliburton said today that the new debtor legislation came into force July i. It will be imple- mented under the provincial consumer services bureau, di- rected by A. Gordon Cunning. Mr. Cunning said the real ad- vantage of the legislation is that once debts are consolidated, in- terest rates on the debts revert to five per cent. The legislation will permit a person so heavily in debt he is unable to meet all of his pay- ments to apply to a clerk of the court for a consolidation order. The clerk can consolidate each debt up to and make an order for payment by regu- lar instalments to the clerk. The clerk of the court deter- mines the amount the debtor is able to pay and acts as the me- diator between the debtor and his creditors. He distributes payments to creditors on a pro rata basis every three months over a three-year period. While a debtor adheres by the terms of the consolidation no action can be taken against Mm and his assets are preserved from execution and his wages cannot be garnisheed, Mr. Hali- burton said. Mr. Cunning said if the clerk of the.court finds that a person who consolidates his debts has no money tc pay them, he will take lliis into account and ths debtor will be protected from harassment. LIMIT SET During the lernt of the consol-1 idation order the debtor can incur debts of not more than and only for essential items. If he docs pile up debts or if he misses more than three monthly payments, (he creditor can proceed with executions. Mr. Haliburtoa said a person cannot bs jailed for debt in Nova Scotia but he can ba jailed 'or violating a court order that he pay his debt. WASHINGTON (AP) Doc- tors investigating conditions of migrant farm workers in Texas and Florida say they found "thousands of our fellow citi- zens manipulated and managed ir. such a way as to reduce them to sub-human status." In preliminary reports to a United States subcommittee, the doctors told of medieval living quarters, dangerous working conditions and a death rate for mothers and infants up to one- third higher than the national average. The doctors are part of the Field Foundation team that sent shock waves across the U.S. three years ago with its report of hunger and malnutrition in Mississippi. "The field trip to Mississippi I in May, 1967, uncovered hunger and misery of a degree which startled and outraged the report said. "The succeeding three years have shown modest improve- ment but this time in Flor- ida, we find destitution and ex- ploitation of men, women and children which we would be ashamed to describe were we not so horrified by their pres- ence." In Texas, the report contin- ued, "intestinal parasitism was a striking finding. "Rickets, scurvy, pellagra, ariboflavinosis, vitamin A defi- ciency and protein malnutrition wer prominent." Dr. Henry S. Lipscomb of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston said: "Recently there Miracle Home Doors Open To The Aged PEACE RIVER new building for senior citizens, which residents call a "miracle has opened in nearby Hythe. It's called a miracle home he- cause it was built by volunteer help and with materials paid for by fund-raising programs. A spokesman for the home, which will accommodate 50 residents, said the Alberta government donated and the rest, was raised by walkathons and donations from senior citizens. have been three deaths from po- strong indication of the lack of basic medical service and innoculations in this area." Dr. Ray Wheeler said one Florida camp on the edge of a swamp "was, I am certain, (he closest e q u i v a 1 c n t to slave quarters that could exist in what we consider to be a free society." He said housing units had been hauled in cu trucks and set up eft th; ground on concrete blocks. His guide told him the "camp lias just opened and will be moved again in a few montirj to avoid inspection." Are Banks Necessary-No DUBLIN (AP) Are banks necessary? The Dubliner says no, providing the pub keeper and a lot of other people co- operate. The Irish Republic's 900 bank branches have been closed for 10 weeks in what the bankers call a strike and the tellers call a lockout. Yet life appears to go on without the slightest disturb- ance. A feared shortage of small change just hasn't hap- pened. One reason is that the Irish had plenty of practice in doing without banks during a 13-week shutdown hvo years ago. Another is that traders seem to have answered an ap- peal by the Chamber of Com- merce to keep money circu- lating rather than ship it to British banks where it could earn interest. But takers of cash, such as hotels and supermarkets, pass on their money to industrial firms who have heavy cash wage bills. Dublin's bus oper- ation has become the main supplier of small change to shops and bars. SUPPLY INCREASES Money in circulation has in- creased. The government's Central Bank, which remains operating, puts the total at or This is six per cent more than when the shutdown started. Many people saw the shut- down coming, and British tourists or businessmen are bringing cash rather than their chequebooks across the Irish Sea. Farm Income To Improve This Year OTTAWA (CP) Otto Lang, minister responsible for the federal wheat-reduc- tion plan, predicts 1970 farm income will improve sharply from last year's. lie said there would be an announcement within two weeks about the present two- price system for wheat sales. Under a government order of last year, Canadian mill- ers pay the floor prices of the International Grains Ar- rangement based on a bushel for premium wheat even though export prices have breached the IGA floor. Some parts of the economy, however, are hurting. Sales of houses have slumped; people are reluctant to move into deals of this size without a bank manager's advice. A shopkeeper is unable to prepare his Christmas slock because of the difficulty of getting letters of credit to go buying abroad. Tlie dispute started with de- mands for a 25-per-cent in- crease in tellers' wages, rang- ing from to a week. To back the demand the tellers staged a slowdown. The banks closed when a huge backlog of uncleared cheques built up and the bankers said business was impossible. A union ballot last week overwhelmingly rejected an employer's offer of a 17-per- cent increase. SHOW INITIATIVE TULSA, Okla. (AP) A group of ninth-graders decided recently to raise money for a pair of child-care centres by selling eggs. But they had no eggs. So the youngsters trooped from house to house, asking for a donation of one egg at the first home, then selling it at the next. The child-care centre hava received a cheque for Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company Takes pleasure in announcing that M.C (Matt) SLAVICS, C.LU. REPRESENTATIVE has earned the NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD This award is in recognition of fhe highest quality of life insurance service to the public. The award ada Offi'< Association. ?rvice to the public. 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