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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDSE HERALD Saturday, July 31. 197P Strip mine mars park CALGARY CCP) A 32-acre strip mine, located two miles east of Banff National Park's east boundary, is disturbing residents. Production begins next week by Canmore Mines Ltd., which hopes to remove tons of coal by late 1972. The site is on a front slope of Mount Rundle where it is visible to park visitors on the Trans-Canada Highway. Jay Joffe of Calgary, who also resides at a small summer cottage development on the op- posite side of the mine, says he will circulate a petition against it. Most residents are against it, said Mr. Joffe, adding: "Every- one who goes through the park tees that thing it is un- forgiveable." He says the mine is owned by a United States firm and all Alberta will get out of it is a royalty of 10 cents a ton. Gerry Stephenson, assistant B.C. TeVs basic rates to be hiked OTTAWA (CP) The British Columbia Telephone Co. has ob- tained permission from the Ca- nadian transport commission to raise basic monthly subscriber rates by 2.5 per cent for all services except multi-party lines. This increase, which would mean million more in reve- nue !n 1972, is more than 10 per cent less than was requested by B.C. Telephones. It applies to individual and two-party lines effective Sept. 1. The commission in its deci- sion released Friday also said rates have been approved for other services which would yield another S8 million in 1972. Total revenue increase for 1972 would be million or 4.45 per B.C. Telephone sought about million or 8.08 per cent. general mine manager, says precautions are being taken to ensure there is no water pollu- tion or siltation resulting from operations. Designated Walker No. 1, It will be the largest strip mine developed by Canmore Mines in the upper Bow Valley. Un- like previous ones located on land owned by the company, the new sits is on crown land. The mineral lease was issued several years ago but approval for surface mining didn't come until May 12 from J. Donovan Ross, lands and forests minis- ter. Northern heat wave fans fires By THE CANADIAN PRESS Much of the western portion of the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia resembled a war zone Friday as crews, bombers, helicopters and tracked vehicles were mo- bilized to fight hundreds of for- est fires. Smoke from the fires reduc- ed visibility and hampered the aerial battle. On the ground the fires were aided by a pro- longed heat wave. Forestry officials estimated that 220 fires were burning in an area roughly bounded by Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, the 60th parallel and the Yukon border in the N.W.T. A total of 152 forest fires were burning in B.C., 45 of them having started Friday. The largest was in northern B.C. near Fort Nelson and cov- ered at least acres. A B.C. forestry spokesman said the fire, situated 135 miles north of Fort Nelson was whipped up by a storm Thurs- day night and was threatening a lodge at Liard Hot Springs, occupied by 50 people. The storm pushed the fire right through he site of a tele- communications mirco wave tower but the tower was still operating. 10 railways choked off by strike WASHINGTON (AP) United Transportation Union strikes have severed more of the United States' rail routes to the market place as the Nbton administration keeps close tabs on the economic impact. The UTU struck six more rail- ways Friday, bringing to 10 the number of lines shut down. Eight more are on the strike list in the next two weeks. Forty-one per cent of the U.S. rail system's track is idle and rail workers are off the job. Talks resumed again Friday at the labor department, even as Republican Senator Jacob Javits of New York introduced a resolution giving Nixon au- thority to order a return to work if he feels it necessary luring the month-long congres- sional recess which starts next Friday. Congress has only five meet- ing days to consider his pro- posal. EFFECTS WIDESPREAD Meanwhile, California vegeta- ble and fruit farmers were esti- mating their losses at mil- lion a day. About coal miners were idle with 250 mines closed, and Ford Motor Co. talked of closing 100 of its plants and warehouses. Labor Secretary James Hodg- son said Friday reports from 25 governors gauge the strike ef- fects in their states as from Harry Str'om said Friday he "critcal to disastrous." "can't buy" a Progressive Con- Hodgson had suggested going scrvative proposal of a rail- to Congress for help earner in Plan stimulate rural the week, but later said no such move was contemplated at present by the administration. Asked when a regional, or selective series of strikes, could be considered critical enough to act, Hodgson said: "We're as- sessing the situation on a day- to-day basis." Nixon met with UTU presi- lent Charles Luna and industry leaders at the White House Fri- day. A spokesman said Nixon ex- pressed faith in collective bar- gaining, urged a voluntary set- tlement, and stressed "the seri- ousness with which he viewed the impact of the strike." Trudeau's tour marred by fog FAMILY OF MOON EXPLORER Mrs. Mary Ellen Irwin, wife of Apollo 15 lunar module pilot James B. Irwin, and their children Joy, 11; Jill, 10; James, 8, and Jan 6; are shown at the family home near the Manned Spacecraft Centre, Houston, Tex., a few minutes after lunar module Falcon made a successful landing. Lougheed's plan says Strom EDMONTON ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Planning a community nut? flui mm iHottaiM Special Events Caravan now.Tna Caravan, Its public address system and modern stage facilities is available free of ctoje by writiria to: Promotion Department. Rotten: of Pall Mall Canada limited, 3403 ttn'Stnit South East, Calgnrf SATURDAY, JULY 31 One Club will hold a dance In the Polish Hall from 9 to 1 p.m. Music by Gold Dots. SUNDAY, AUG. 1 -Concert, Henderson Lake Park, The Cav- aliers, 2-4 p.m. AUG. 2 AUG. 12 Arts Bowman Arts Centre, Creative Needlework, 7-9 p.m. all ages 12 and over. AUG. 3 AUG. 20 Arts Council, Bowman Arts Centre, Group Guitar 4-6 p.m. Drama, Opportunities for Youth, Kate Andrews Building on University College Campus. Registratons still taken. The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Eventi ll a servieo that is provided free of charge to all non-profit organizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on tha Calendar, send the necessary Informa- tion by mail please to MRS. HELEN KOVACS, The Lethbridge Herald. AUG. S, AND AUG. 9 THROUGH 13 -Interfaith Vacation Bible School, Native Friendship Centre, all boys and girls 4-11 years, Handicrafts, games, etc. SATURDAY, AUG. 7 Circle Square Dance Club will hold their monthly summer dance in South- minster hall at Box lunch please. SUNDAY. AUG. 8 -Independent Order of Foresters, picnic at Park Lake starting at 1 p.m. DAILY Yuko Japanese Garden, 8 a.m. to p.m. Alexander Gait Museum, 10 to p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday 2-5 p.m. Fort Whoop-Up Compound and Mine Train, Indian Battle Park. -Golden Mile Drop-in-Centre, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and all statutory and public holidays. The best tobacco money canbuv HARRY STROM Industrialization because of several dangers inherent in its design. Mr. Strom, who continues his Social Credit campaign for the Aug. 30 provincial election hi Calgary today, said the plan is "very bad in principle." "We have to be very careful of providing tax dollars as help to industries that will compete with industry already establish- ed that have not had the bene- fit of the tax dollars." Conservative leader P e ter Lougheed presented the plan, offering financial help for new or expanding enterprises with smaller centres getting priority treatment, during a'tour earlier this week in central Alberta. "To suggest that to indis- criminately help new industry Is very bad to principle." Mr. Strom said. "You could very well be us- ing a tax dollar to drive a com- petitor out of business who didn't have the advantage of the funds." He said his government has promised to provide an incen- tive program for industry inter- ested in going into rural areas, "but only after we check it out carefully to try and avoid situation of unfair competi- tion." LUNENBURG, N.S. (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau tried today to make up some of the ground lost at the start of his 10-day Atlantic lour when fog torced him to pass up the open- ing at Yarmouth Friday night. His schedule at this south- shore fishing port was rear- ranged so he could hear griev- ances against federal policy irom lobster fishermen who were travelling from the Yar- mouth area. Mr. Trudeau, accompanied by lis wife, spent an unscheduled night in Halifax because heavy iog prevented their plane from landing at Yarmouth. The Yarmouth men, members of the Southwestern Nova Scotia Fishermen's Association, are upset about new federal regula- tions that would permit year- round lobster fishing 50 miles offshore. The association, mainly in- shore fishers, fear the action would depress prices and event- ually deplete then- stocks. When a scheduled town meet- Ing in Yarmouth fell through Friday night, representatives of the Yarmouth men decided to travel the 170 miles to Lunen- burg to catch Mr. Trudeau here. The prime minister's aides arranged for the meeting in Lu- nenburg's court house. WILL VISIT EXHIBITION The meeting preceded Mr. Trudeau's noon-hour tour of Lu- nenburg's annual Nova Scotia fisheries exhibition. The exhibition, a major event in the Atlantic coast, draws competitors from New England and Canadian ports for contests that range from dory racing to fish gutting. Lunenburg was the home of the swift Bluenose schooner- Freefall jump ends in death EDMONTON (CP) Chief Warrant Officer Richard G. Buxton, 45, of Edmonton, was killed Friday in a freefall para- chute jump near CFB Namao. An armed forces spokesman said Warrant Officer Buxton first joined the armed forces in 1944 in Victoria and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for service hi Korea with the Princess Patricia Can adian Light Infantry. He is survived by his wife and three sons, all of Edmon- ton. Details of the accident were not available pending an offi- cial investigation. to vessel portrayed on the back of the Canadian which won international trophy races between 1922 and 1938 and eventually foundered off Haiti when working as a freighter in 1946. A replica christened Bluenose [I was launched in 1963 and now is suffering from wood-rot of the hull. It has just been turned over to the Nnva Scotia govern- ment by the family of Lt.-Gov. Victor Oland. Some estimates of the cost of repair run as high as Premier Gerald Regan, caught on his way to Yarmouth when the prune minister was di- verted to Halifax, had little op- portunity to raise any question of federal help for Bluenose II or other Nova Scotia projects. After missing each other Fri- day night, f brief breakfast- time courtesy call by Mr. and Mrs. Regan on the prime minis- ter and his wife was scheduled before the Trudeaus left for Lu- nenburg. Officials said a fuller meeting might be arranged between the two Liberal leaders sometime later on Mr. Trudeau's tour of Nova Scotian communities. The Trudeaus were to sail on the coast guard ship Sir William Alexander from Lunenburg to Cape Breton Island for Sunday visits to Cheticamp and St. Ann's and to Louisbourg Mon- day. Next week, they are to sail to the French island of St. Pierre, off the south coast of Newfound- land and visit seven centres hi Newfoundland, the village of Blanc Sablon hi easternmost Quebec, and Charlottetown next weekend. Mrs. Trudeau, who Is expect- ing a baby in December, will join her husband on official vis- its ashore if she feels up to it. Although their arrival in Hali- fax was unexpected until about two hours before the govern- ment jetstar landed, a crowd of about 500 was waiting for the Trudeaus at the Halifax hotel where they spent the night. Applause, cries of welcome, handshakes and a few auto- graph hounds greeted the couple Trudeau dressed casually hi sports clothes and his wile in a long, low-cut mididress, her hair pulled up into a top-knot Family farm protection act gets legislature go-ahead REGINA (CP) The Lib- eral opposition in the Saskatch- ewan legislature Friday waived procedural notice of first read- ing of the family farm protec- tion act but criticized Agricul- ture Minister Jack Messer for a "flagrant violation of the democratic process" in an- nouncing its contents at a news conference. Normally, 48, hours is need- ed before a bill can be given first reading but T. M. Weath- erald (L Cannington) said "we granted leave so the peo- ple of Saskatchewan could have the opportunity to study this bill which we understand is very complicated." The bill will provide a year's grace on debts owed by farm- ers for land, livestock and ma. chinery which were Encounter- ed before Aug. 1. Mr. Messer told the news conference that this will not apply to farmers who are able to pay. If the farmer says he can't pay, the lending institu- tion must tr.ke him to court for a means test. "The pressure of making payments is virtually breaking some Mr. Messer said. Responding to the criticism levelled by the opposition in regard to the news conference, Mr. Messer said he knew of no rules on procedure in hold- big news conferences to an- nounce legislation "but I will apologize if the House feels I have infringed on democratic rights." Meanwhile, P r e m ier Blakeney told the legislature that plans to develop an iron ore mine in the Choieeland area, 60 miles east of Prince Albert are "far from dead." He said the mine will still be developed if it is eco- nomically feasible. The new government cancel- led an agreement signed by the former Liberal administration saying it was "a bad deal." Opposition leader D. G. Steuart said development the mine would have created badly needed jobs in 10 years. He said the premier re- jected the plan without invit- ing the companies involved to make presentations and dis- cuss alternatives. Mr. Steuart also blasted the government for refusing to go ahead with a million pulp mill in northwestern Saskatch- ewan. Most of l'ie residents of the area are Indians and Metis on welfare and the pulp mill would have given them jobs, he said. Mr. Blakeney said his gov- ernment would not spend mil- lions of dollars to create jobs for 60 natives. It has been proven that pulp mills don't make work for natives, he said. NOW at the town chef Our Delightful SMORGASBORD AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING to p.m. SATURDAY EVENING lo p.m. Adults 2.25 Children Under 1? 1.50 Town Chef Provisional Bldg. Across from Paramount Mr. Steuart moved a motion of non-confidence in the gov- ernment which is expected to be voted on next week. It's not likely the vote will pass. The NDP has 45 seats and the Liberals 14. million loan okayed WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives, scrapping a bill that woulc guarantee billion in loans to ailing corporations, has ap- proved a single million loan guarantee for Lockheed Aircrafl Corp. By a cliff-hanging 192-to-189 vote, the House passed Friday night a compromise bill pnt to- gether by Republican and Dem- ocratic congressional leaders and the administration. It now goes to the Senate, which still is locked in filibuster on the issue. A third attempt to cut off debate failed Friday and another-effort is planned for Monday. House leaders expressed hope during debate their bill would provide a break in the Senate impasse, but the close vote blurred the effect of the action Supporters of the legislation hit hard on the loss of jobs that would result if Lockheed were forced to drop tire commercia: TriStar jet airliner project the loan is designed to finance. Steals paper, goes lo jail CALGARY (CP) Jean- Perrie Robitaille, 18, formerly of Quebec City, was imprisoned for 20 days after stealing a 10- cent newspaper. Court was told Friday the paper was taken from a news- boy who went after Robitaille and asked horn to pay for it. When he refused, the boy gave police a description of the man and he was apprehended. Strom answers charge EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government strives to provide equity in all its pro- grams and doesn't "single out any particular Premier Harry Strom said Friday. He was commenting on state- ments made earlier this week by Leu Werry, Progressive Conservative MLA in Calgary- Foothills, who said the govern- ment is discriminating against southern Alberta. The issue erupted when Mr. Werry learned Tuesday that the province had refused funds for a proposed Environmental Protection Corps project de- signed to provide 500 students with one month jobs this summer in Calgary. The province was asked to cover 80 per cent of the budget with the city paying the remainder. Mr. Werry "hasn't been around very long" if he thinks the province's refusal is a re- flection of Social Credit bias towards Edmonton and north- ern Alberta, Mr. Strom said. It is an impossibility, the premier said, to provide 100 per cent equity in distributing funds for provincial cost-shar- ing projects. The government's reason for refusing mads was a cited shortage of funds under the preventive social services legi- slation. Ships collide, five missing TOKYO (AP) A Japanese passenger ship and a 498-ton Japanese freighter col- liled today in the Philippine Sea off Wakayama, tire Maritime Safety Agency reported. The freighter Jinwa-Maru sank immediately, and five of the six crew members were re- ported missing. The passenger ship Nihon Maim was only slightly dam- aged, and none of the 504 pas- sengers and 54 crew was in- jured, officials said. The Nihon Mara had been en route to Tokyo from Okinawa. Weather and road report 70 ABOVE SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET SUNRISE MONDAY SUNSET H LPre 91 63 87 52 85 55 93 05 84 52 86 53 74 46 79 54 84 51 89 48 .102 66 81 60 95 62 81 46 85 48 89 60 86 59 83 51 .05 80 57 .03 LHhbridge..... Pincher Creek Calgary Medicine Hat Edmonton Peace River Grande Prairie Edson......... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Penticton Prince Albert Saskatoon Moose Jaw..... Regina........ Thompson Dauphin 80 .05 79 .08 74 2.73 77 69 75 .04 Kenora......... 70 58 Toronto 69 59 .01 New York 73 68 1.07 Los Angeles 79 67 Boston........ 77 66 Chicago........ 64 55 Las Vegas 110 Miami..........86 New York....... 75 Phoenix 104 San Diego.......80 Washington 82 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Today: Mainly sunny. Lows tonight 55-60. Sunday: Sunny and warmer. Highs 85-90. Calgary Mainly sunny to- day. Lows tonight 50-55. Sun- day: Sunny and warmer. Highs near 85. Kootcnay, Columbia To- day and Sunday: Continuing sunny and very warm. Highs both days, 90 to 95. Lows to- night in the 50s. Gleaner Model "G" Combine Is A GIANT Not just In iln but In performance 50 bushel grain is only a starvation diet for this big perform- er. For your farming operations you should go Gleaner Model Look Into eur Interest Free Finance Plan GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY IETHBRIDGE, AITA. P.O. BOX 1202 PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth-1 dry and in good driving condl- bridge District are bare and' lion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nncl Closing Coults 24 hours: Carway S a.m. to 11 p.m. MST; Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Roosevillo, B.C. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Wildhorse, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Logan Pass open 24 houn dally. ;