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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 WE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, July 31, Draft Stiffer Standards To Cut Oil Pollution EDMONTON (CP) The Alberla government has draft- ed comprehensive regulations establishing stiffer standards in an attempt to reduce oil pollu- tion, government officials salt Thursday. Effective Nov. 1, the oil an gas conservation board must b notified of any oil break or lea of more than 10 barrels, U new regulations say. Snowdoii Marriage In Rift NEW YORK (AP) Au gust issue of Ladies' Horn Journal won't be distributed in Britain because the Roya Family objected to a stor; about Princess Margaret, spokesman for the magazin, said Thursday. The article, said to be by an anonymous "well-placed Brit ish says Princes- Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon, are so nasty t each other at parties tha people are becoming reluctan to invite them. British distributors held up the magazine after they were told that the Royal Famil; found the article "distressing' and a spokesman for the magazine said. He added that the Journa normally sells to copies in Britain. The Augus issue was sent to but was held up by the dock strike In London, Buckingham Pal- ace confirmed that the issue would not be distributed. "There is no question of pres- said Maj. John Griffin, press secretary to Queen Moth- er Elizabeth and Princess Mar garet. "An informal approach was made to the distributors to reconsider whether this was a proper article to publish." B.C. Bans Open r ires VICTORIA (CP) Open fires of any kind are prohibited throughout British Columbia as of midnight Friday Resources Minister Ray Williston an- nounced Thursday. Supervised provincial parks and supervised commercial camping or picnic grounds are the only exemptions, he said. Although there has been rain over much of the province in the past few days, there have been nearly forest fires since the start of the May-Oc- tober fire season. Direct cost of fighting them has passed the 55 million mark. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-7152 The government also stipu lated that: wells or batteries sit uatcd within 150 feet of a bod; of water must be equipped will automatic closing gates wliicl are activated in the event of leak. reports must b given on the volumes of gas and condensate produce at a plant. board will check equip ment used to monitor sulphur! acid dis charges from gas plank. SENT TO COMPANIES Mines Minister A. R. Pat rick said1 the new regulation will end jurisdictional prob- lems, create consistent control and allow absolute control ove the oil industry to make stire that environmental regulations are enforced. The regulations, he said have bee-, sent to the oil com panies but will be in stages during the next sh months to give companies time to take required measures. The government has received dozens of reports of pollu- tion from oil wells and pipe- lines earlier this year, many of them from the Swan Hills re- gion in northern Alberta. The board ordered companies to close their facilities until the spills were cleaned up and measures taken to make sure they would not occur again. GAPS EXIST The president of the Conser- vation Fraternity of Alberta said the nsw regulations are impressive but he questioned whether they can be made to work. "Thi Swan Hills were under he control of the (oil and gas conservation) board, but very >oor housekeeping Benson said in an inter- riew. 'Changes of the mem- bership of the board and ex- >ansions of its staff are neces- sary if this tiling is to work." R. D. Jakimchuk, president of Renewable Resources Con- jilting Services Ltd., an envir- jnmental consulting firm, said he regulations are "impres- sive, stringent and far-reach- ing" but gaps exist. One gap, he said, was cre- boai'd hould do its own moni- toring during spot checks to make sure that reported infor- mation is correct. Tricky Issues Mulled MOSCOW (Reuters) The Soviet and1 West German foreign ministers have agreed to leave to their deputies some of the trickiest problems in their nego- tiations on a non-aggression treaty. The two ministers met for only 90 minutes Thursday, their shortest session since full-scale negotiations began Monday. A German spokesman said he cannot hide the fact that "the negotiations are difficult and on certain points very difficult." Foreign Minister Walter Scheel of West Germany de- cided not to take a trip to Lenin- grad this: weekend so that he can be on hand if his deputy, State Secretary Paul Frank, has any progress to report or ques- ions to refer to him, the spokesman added. He also said progress was made on certain points, but that his does not mean the talks as a whole have progressed toward agreement on a pact. The spokesman told reporters the Soviet side, led by Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko is ne- gotiating seriously and in a jusiness-Iike fashion.. There was no official word rom either side on what the most difficult points are. But it is clear from the posi- tions they adopted before the negotiations that Berlin, the uestion of self-determination or all Germans and1 eventual eunification of East and West Germany are the most difficult joints. SINGING MOUNTIE The undercover RCMP agent with a voice like Tom Jone who joined a Winnipeg rock group to gather information on drug traffickers is showi in the centre flanked by other members of the band known as the Prodigal Sons. Oni of. the group was among the 43 persons arrested in the crackdown.. Police declined ti release the real name of the undercover man who performed under the name of And; Taylor. gas conservation board to in- spection of monitoring equip- ment used to check disposed wastes on the plaint sites. Mr. Jakjmchuk sai'd the Population Soars UNITED NATIONS (AP) World population increased by in one year to a total of in mid-1969, the United Nations said Thursday. Hot, Humid Weather In Eas Increases Smog Conditions By THE CANADIAN PRESS Hot, humid weather which has kept a blanket of smog over major cities in southern Ontario and Quebec will continue today and Saturday, but relief may come Sunday. Weathermen are watching two areas of low pressure mov- ing in from South Dakota and James Bay which could bring cooler air to sweltering urban- ites. In the meantime these lows are pushing warm air in front of them and1 this warm front will keep temperatures in the high 80s and maintain the invisi- ble curtain which keeps car ex- haust and chimney smoke from escaping into the upper air. Temperatures of 85 to 90 de- grees were forecast for southern Ontario today with readings only a f ew degrees lower in the northern part of the province. By contrast, the cooler air of Winds, Rain Help Pollution Situation Woman Blames Oil Plant For Her Sickness WEYBURN, Sask. (CP) Florence Allan blames fumes a nearby oil treatmen ant for the sickness that hit: ier at least once a week am ut her in hospital last July for ve days. The 56-year-old farm e r' s ife dates her troubles from 966, when the Central Del Rio als Ltd. plant a quarter mile rom her southeastern Sas atchewan farm home expand d operations. "It didn't seem so bad up to 966 when they brought more Tt MOTOR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 0 fi I fi B fi B For Prospective Bride and Groom VVATCH AND CUP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON asic matters." Liberal Bud Orange now is :he MP for the Territories and s also parliamentary secre- ary to Energy Minister J. J. "reene. Mr. Pryde's1 term on the 'council, which acts as an advisory body to the N.W.T. ;overnment, ends Aug. 4 and le says he will not seek re- i election. the low pressure area resulte in forecasts of temperatures the mid-70s for James Bay. Ottawa, Montreal and Queb City were told to expect contin ing hot and humid weathe with temperatures near 85 b some relief from scattere shiowers or thunderstorms. The Toronto weather offi said a temperature inversion temperatures lower at the sur face than the upper car exhaust and factory smoi from rising more than 500 fee into the air. Donald Thomas, of the 0 tario government's air manag ment branch, said the ha which has permeated Toron this week had resulted mor from fog caused by the high h midity than from air pollution. He said the same haze cou be found in Northern Ontan hundreds of miles from in dustrial smoke. Toronto's air pollution inde measure of sulphur dioxid and particles in the creased to 22 at 4 p.m. Thur day from 17 at 7 a.m., but vis bility increased to about ft miles from less than one mile the same period. RANGE AROUND 90 Temperatures in Toront flirted with 90 degrees most Thursday while mathematical formula used weathermen to measure the e iects of humidity on tempera above 90. Most pec pie feel discomfort at 90. Montrcalers could be thankfi if the temperature stays in th mid-80s; it went to a record 93 degrees for the day on Thurs day. This was one degree highe than the 92.6 degrees recbrdec in 1917. Street thermometers wen even 106 in at leas one some tyusinesse without air-conditioning sen workers home. Tourists from heat-bound New York said felt just like home. Bus companies said Montrea ers are fleeing to cottages in th nearby Laurentians and th Eastern Townships area. Officials of the Ontario de- partment of lands and forest said the province's camp sites in southern to accommodate over booked to capac ity for the province's threcKlaj Civic Holiday weekend. Death Probed CARDSTON (HNS) RCMP icre are still seeking clues into he death of Philip Shouting, 32, of the Blood Indian Reserve. His body was found near the Gladstone farm one mile west ind four milns north of Card- ;ton Wednesday morning. Shouting lived at Moses Lake vith his wife, Rhoda Bottle, ind six children. He has been missing, Iris cmiiy said, since July 16. CANADIAN, WHISKY Funeral >ervices i Held For Victims Oi Plane Crash TORONTO (CP) Mass fu- neral services were held Thurs- day at Mount Pleasant Ceme- tery for 49 of the 109 victims of the Air Canada Super DC-8 crash July 5. Two Men Arrestjed In Bank Holdup CALGARY (CP) Two men were arrested Thursday follow- ing the armed robbery of an Eckville, Alta., bank when po- lice accidentally found the miss- ing Police discovered a satchel with the money while search- ing a motel room for clues to the robbery Thursday of an of- fice of Household Finance Co. Ltd. Detective Sgt. Frank Van Castel, who headed the investi- gation into the. Eekville rob- bery, said the discovery was1 a "million-to-one chance." Police withheld the names of the men who are to appear in Magistrate's Court today but said most of the money taken Wednesday from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was recovered. Police said the men were not connected with tba theft of 000 from the finance company. The finance company robber entered the offices with a .38- calibre pistol, told everybody to lie on the floor and ordered the teller to fill a bag with money. An auditor for the Imperial Bank said an unknown amount of negotiable securities in addi- tion to the were taken from the bank, SO miles west of Red Deer. Two men with nylon stock- ing were believed to have en- tered the bank through side doors, forced employees to open the vault and1 money con- tainers then Bed the employees with tape before escaping. Twenty-one of those burled are unidentified, but 28 others were buried along with them at the request of relatives. The. bodies had been intcrtred throughout the week, and five symbolic caskats were lowered into the ground Thursday after an ecumenical funeral service. More than 190 relatives stood beside the triangular mass grave. They were flown from California, Britain and Quebec to attend the services. Five clergymen representing different religious denomina- tions said prayers at the plot. Interment was less than 400 feet from another1 mass grave 30 of the 119 victims of the pleasure boat Noronic which burned in Toronto har- bor in September, 1M9. The crash occurred Just north of Toronto International Airport. The flight was en route to Los Angeles from Mon- treal, with a Toronto stopover. Good Grain Crop Is Predicted WINNIPEG (CP) -A better- than-average grain crop is pre- dicted this year by two elevator companies .with operations across the prairies. Federal Grain Ltd. and Na- tional Grain Ltd. say seasonal summer temperatures and fav- orable moisture condit ions have promoted good growth. Some exceptions are dry areas in the extreme southwest corner of Saskatchewan, south- ern Alberta and Hie Grand Prairie-Beaverlodge area of the Peace River block. National Grain adds that crops are a little later on the eastern prairies and will re- quire an additional two weeks of favorable fall weather. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 70 ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Lethbridge.......73 Waterton (Approx.) 70 Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Jasper Banff.......... Calgary....... Victoria......... 67 Penticton........ 76 'ranbrook...... Prince George iamlcops...... Vancouver Saskatoon tegina........ Winnipeg...... thunder bay Toronto 47 45 45 46 44 48 41 47 .01 49 49 44 51 .03 51 50 48 49 58 60 71 Ottawa......... 87 72 .09 Montreal........91 72 .16 St. John's..........76 53 Halifax......... 77 64 Charlotteaown ..81 65 Fredericton..... 88 69 Chicago......... 92 72 .1 New York.......85 76 Miami.......... 86 77 Los Angeles...... 86 66 Las Vegas 104 75 FORECAST Lcthbridge Medicine Hat Today: Afternoon cloudi- ness. Saturday: Mainly sun- ny. Highs today and Satur- day 75-80, lows tonight mid- SOS. Columbia Kootcnay Sun- ny today and Saturday with temperatures in 72-82 above range today. Saturday's high for region 75-85 degrees. Lows tonight in 50's. Plan Your Irrigation Requirements Early Drop In and see the latest in design and engineering. No malfer what your requirement! or preference we have 1ht largest selection available, Come in and meet our irrigation A. C. "Cole" Harrit R. J. "Dick" Orllen A. B. "Bsrt" Eriekson REMEMBER, IT'S THE SERVICE THAT COUNTS, LET US PROVE IT! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulls Highway, LethMdge Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is -paving between Lethbridge d Monarch. Motorists are ked to watch for men and uipment. Between C o I eman d the B.C. border paving is progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There Is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles cast of Creston. Highway 5 icthbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There ore some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. POKTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Couttj hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C, 7am 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Ilykerfs 8 a.m. midnieht. ;