Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBR1DGE HtRALD Thursday, 1, 1972 Honorary life member of CPU Publishers honor Lord Thomson LONDON (CP) Lord Tliom- son, Canadian-born pi-ess peer who celebrates bis 78tli birtlidny next week, was elected Wednes- day an honorary lire member of the Commonwealth Press Union. The honor wa.s bestowed on (he Toronto native at the open- ing of the two-clay annual CPU conference amid w i d e 1 y -e n- dorscd praise for Thomson's dedication to the work of the CPU and his support for a free and independent press. Bolli Thomson and liis son, Kenneth, were in the audience as the honor was unanimously approved by delegate.'! repre- senting some 700 Common- wealth publishers, At the same time, CPU Chair- man Lord A star noted that Thomson, who has been serving as CPU vice-chairman, has ex- prosed a desire to step down from that office at some early date. As honorary life member, he would be welcomed at all CPU sesions. Earlier, Astor was elected unanimously to fill the role oE CPU president which was held by his late father for 42 years. Astor will remain os president Natural gas supplies must be developed TORONTO (CP1 Premier William Davis said today devel- opment of natural supplies in Western Canada and IN? Arc- tic is necessary to ensure the supply for a growing domestic and export market. Speaking to the opening of the animal Hireling of the Canadian Gas Association, Mr. Davis said Ontario is a huge market but has to import practically all its natural gas. The growing use in Canada, accentuated because of low pol- lution qualities, and the in- creased demand for exports to the United States made develop- ment of supplies essential. Mr. Davis said lie expected and understand that this would result in some market price in- creases. The association 'also heard that the first natural gas fuel cell to be installed in Canada Best Wishes to Rae Goughnour On the Opening of His New Premises We were very honored lo have had" the contract for the AIR CONDITIONING HEATING ROOFING rl SHEET METAL 1709 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 under a research program xvil! be put into a private home this summer. THY IT IN CALGARY Canadian Western Natura Gas Co. said it will put the ex- perimental power plant into i new home in the Oakridge sec- lion of southwest Calgary. The cell, which looks some tiling like a small furnace, uses natural gas to produce electric ity for the home. The experi mental cell will provide all thi home's electrical needs for a three-month test period. The idea of the ceU is to pro- duce electricity at the location of Ihe user, rather than at some distant site which then involve; transmission circuits. Canadian Western is the onl] Canadian member of a researc! group working on the project which backers claim is quiet, clean and more efficient than conventional power sources. The fuel cell produces elec- tricity directly from natural gas piped to the site. The group says the cell produces more electricity per cubic foot of nat- ural gas than any present sys- tem, thus helping to conserve J natural resources. nd chairman though he sug- cslccl that the chairnianship houlcl be changed periodically stimulate vitality. SKW INVENTIONS COMING The CPU executives were told hat new inventions, including alellite developments, could nake international transuiision jf whole newspapers not only easible but also practicable. Harold Morrison, Canadian lelegate and chairman of tlio CPU's telecommunications com- mittee, said it is debatable vhether there will ever be a newspaper, "but one day some major newspapers may bo able to publish editions simulta neously in many parts of the orld." To make use of facilities under which sucli developments ivould be possible would require closer international co-optra tion, Morrison said. The big users of prcs, radio, television, aviation and oilier have to share facilities to help reduci costs. With new inventions and tech niques, words going t travel faster than ever and pos sibly cheaper than ever, Mori son said. The innovations shouli mean lower costs but "unfortun- ately these reductions are not always passed on to the users, including the press." By co-operating with the other big users, the press could in- crease its influence on Ihe rate- setters." Demolition haired 11ANLE Y, Sask.