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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, June 1, 1974 PAGES 19-36 Farmers warned against signing pipeline papers By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Farmers have been warned to shy away from contracts offered by petroleum industry officials to gam access to their land for construction of a proposed oil pipeline to Sarnia Helmut Entrup, farmei's advocate for Alberta, told The Herald in a telephone interview Friday land access contracts being offered farmers are "outrageous Industry officials last week started submitting land easement contracts to farmers in a line from Fort Saskatchewan to the Alberta Saskatchewan border on a line through the Wamwnght district The contracts if signed by the farmer, would allow the pipeline to be built across his land Mr Entrup said the contracts being used by the industry are termed "option easement contracts" which tie up each parcel of farmland for 12 months with the option of an extra six With this contract, if a farmer wants to make some transaction to sell his land, he has to get permission from the industry, which may be impossible Mr Entrup said no farmer should submit to the present easement contract because all his land is affected Because the contracts call for "ingress and egress' rights, the industry can roam at will on a farmer's land and not be considered trespassing, said Mr Entrup If the contracts are signed, nothing can stop the industry from running a pipeline through a farmer s corrals or even his living room, Mr Entrup suggested City flays AHC for ignoring tab Everyone arrived but a candidate The stage was set in Medicine Hat Friday night for the New Democratic Party's federal nominating meeting More than 50 party members had parked the tiny hall when the chairman of the meeting called for nominations After an embarassing silence, it became apparent there would be no nomination As party members sat in choir like silence, the melody of the song Suicide is Painless drifted from a nearby lounge through the meeting NDP Provincial Secretary Howaid Leeson will be asked to find a candidate for the constituency before the June 17 nomination deadline ACT workers win wage increase Some 2.200 Alberta telephone workers will rece've an immediate an-hour across-the-board wage increase under contract terms settled Fi iday The workers, members of Local 348 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, also receive double time for overtime The contract terms were recommended in a conciliation commissioner's report and accepted bv both union and Alberta Government Telephone commissioners and officers Negotiation began in mid- March Announcement of the agreement came in a joint statement released bv AGT officials in Calgary The contract is retroactive to Mav 1 1974 and expires April 30 1976 It includes an H-per cent increase in its second vcar and brings a top craftsman wage from per hour to 69 City hall is upset by an Alberta Housing Corporation failure to pick up a city rent subsidy program for 18 senior citizens displaced by the downtown redevelopment project In a letter to go before city council Monday community services director Bob Bartlett says It is unfortunate that correspondence visits and discussions with Alberta Housing Corporation dating to November. 1973, have resulted in fruitless assurances that the corporation was "about to adopt a program which the city and residents could take advantage of It is also unfortunate, he adds, that m the middle are the citizens of Lethbridge, who through no fault of their own were relocated in 1973 Mr Bartlett recommends the city continue its own rent subsidy program, which costs a month until the senior citizens high rise is ready for occupancy He is also asking council to pursue the matter with Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell The city began paying the subsidies which makes up most of the difference the senior citizens are now paying in rent and the rent they paid in their downtown lodgings, in December The subsidies have been disbursed as a direct result of advice and studies carried out by the housing corporation. Mr Bartlett says In recommending continuance of our program I express disappointment with AHC s lack of action on this matter Thieves ready for polygamy Eleven gold wedding bands valued at were stolen Friday from Raworth's Jewellery. 3277th SI S Police report two men in their 20s entered the store about 4pm and stood around the counter for about 10 minutes and left A passing pedestrian found one ring on the sidewalk outside the door a few- mmutei later When the pedestrian reported her find to a store emplovee 11 other rings were discovered missing Meanwhile vandals did about to an old crane and bus m a vacant lot directly north of Vazan Iron Ltd 2802 2nd Ave N Coulees may be fenced City administrators are recommending to city council that coulees adjacent 10 a north-side residential area, that residents say are hazardous to small children be cleaned up fenced off But thev re against putting a playground in the 7th Street and Stafford Avenue area, as suggested by area parents because they feel it is too close to the coulees A petition for a playground there was circulated a year ago but one resident Marg Herasemluk ot 1219 7th St N said in a letter to parks supervisor Bill Brown in March that it was to no avail In her letter Mrs Herasemluk raised the issue of fencing off the coulees in the Small children like to play near the coulees but as there a lot of debris and wreckage in the coulee many of the children have been injured she said "A little bov fell off his bike and suffered a concussion as his head nit a large slab of concrete that was discarded in the coulee "1 urge council to please look into this matter before more children are injured Community services director Bob Bartlett says in a submission to council his department will explore the development of one acre south of Ventura Road and west of Ventura Crescent in the same neighborhood as a playground area It could not be developed this year, but could be considered in the 1975 budget he savs The matter will be discussed at council's meeting Mondav Warm Taber welcome Frank Butler, left, and Bill McEwan are greeted by Darlene Penni, Roy Balasrn, Diane Van Swietan and Verna Chnstensen Officials view games facilities Sports directors and cnef- de-mission from each province the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories toured district winter games facilities Friday and appeared to be happy with what saw Generally the only questions the delegates had concerned seating capacitv at each site the quality of the gvm floor at Picture Butte and training facilities for athletes There were two separate bus tours one covering Standoff Pincher Creek and Westcastle and the other travelling to Picture Butte Coaldale and Taber The provincial representatives were greeted at each communitv Winter Games hostesses At Picture Butte the representatives toured the Picture Butte High School gymnasium where about two days of basketball will be played during the Winter Games At the s.chool the representatives were told the floor will be re finished new back-baords will be installed and more seating will be provided It was not estimated what the seating capacitv will be when the gym is for the games In Coaldale. W D Buck Gcldcrt. regional co-ordmator Looking over Picture Butte gym Hostess Wendy Vandenbroeke with Al Heron, left, and Bill McEwan for Coaldale and South County Lethbridge. showed the representatives around the towns curling rink, which will be used for the games Mr Geldert said the rink will have a sealing capacitv of 1 200 with 600 portable bleachers The representatives asked about the quahtv of the nnk and how level the ice can be In Taber the provincial representatives toured the Taber Recreational Centre, where figure skating and hockey will take place The centre has a large ice nnk for hockey that will have about 2.200 seats for the games The representatives who toured Picture Butle Coaldale and Taber were Al Heron sports consultant for the department of culture and youth in Regina Jim Noble, director of recreation for the Yukon Gordy Pynn co- ordinator of sports and fitness m Victoria. Bill McEwan president of sports federation of Canada, Vancouver. Dave Boswell, director of youth sports and recreation. Prince Edward Island Doug Dunlop. games public relations director. Lethbridge Jim Baver department of recreation Nova Scotia Jim Morel I department of vouth New Bruswick. Bob Secord sports and recreation. Ontario Frank Butkr. assistant director of recreation and sport services Newfoundland, and Dwighl Ganske director of sports and fitness for Alberta's department of culture, youth and recreation in Edmonton voters counted A total of voters have been enumerated in the Lethbndge riding, federal returning officer E N Davidson reported Friday Of the total, are in the urban part of the riding and in rural areas There are 210 polls 118 in Lethbndge and 92 in rural districts The total is approximately 5 6-per-cent up from the eligible voters in the Lethbndge riding in the 1972 federal election And it's expected to increase following revision of the preliminary voters list Last time the enumerators missevl some people Mr Davidson said Friday anyone who is eligible to vote and whose name is not on the preliminary voters list should contact the Lethbndge returning office at 328-0552 and 328-0653 Urban residents have until June 21 to get on the voters' list After that date they won t be able to vote if they're not on it Rural residents, however, can be sworn in at the polls at election day July 8 or the advance polls June 29 and July 1 The advance polls will be open 9am to 9 p m Woman swept over falls 24-year-old Brocket woman drowned Friday in the Crows Nest River after being swept over the 40-foot Lundbreck Falls, about 80 miles west of Lethbndge Blairmore RCMP say Verna Virginia No Chief was on the south side of the nver near a guardrail fence about 12 15 a m when she fell in the river and was swept over the falls She was with a male companion Shin Ram of Sparwood Her body was spotted two miles downstream from the fa'ls bv aircraft about 5pm There has been no dicision regarding an inquest Meanwhile, there was a report of a possible drowning in the Old Man River this morning Lethbndge Fire Department dispatched a boat about 8 a m to search the Old Man River west of Lethbndge, near the federal research station, for a possible drowning victim The boat was called back to the fire station about 10 30 a m RCMP declined to comment on the matter Man charged in fatality A 63-year-old Calgary man has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of the accident in which a Brocket woman was killed Thursday James Holtz will appear in provincial court in Fort Macieod June 14 Felicia Big Weasel was found by a passing motorist on a road one mile west of Fort Macieod and died later in Fort Macieod Municipal Hospital, apparentlv from injuries sustained when she was hit by a car There has been no decision regarding an inquest Some health officials sour on packaging milk in plastic jugs By MICHAEL ROGERS 'Herald Staff Writer Milk being sold in plastic jugs has been termed popular, da.igerous, safe, controversial and nonsense all in one day by dairy industry and health officials Plastic milk jugs are termed popular by a dairy official who said his customers claim the jugs are easier to handle and there is no problem with the jugs leaking or breaking Some health officials call them dangerous because people sometimes use them to store such things as gasoline and then later turn Uiem back to the dairy The jugs are termed safe by the dames because they have cleaning facilities to take care of bacteria and other things that somehow creep in to the jugs And the jugs are controversial because some say Uie cleaning facilities don't do a proper job One dairy official called the whole controversy nonsense because, he said, he hasn't had any complaints from customers Dr Kenneth Pennifold chief health inspector for Edmonton said his department deals with complaints made- by consumers He said there has been a number of cases in his city where milk jugs have been used to store gasoline and later returned to the dairy "Thr- milk put in those jugs has the smell and taste of gasoline In one case you could smell it quite Dr Pennifold said He said the cleaning process the dames use is primarily for cleaning glass milk bottles Dr Pennifold cited a court case his department was involved in two years ago after an Edmonton citizen complained about Uie odor of gasoline in milk in a plastic jug delivered to her door "It took six months to get into court and when we did get in it was over in an hour and a he said Dr Pennifold said the case was lost because Uie magistrate ruled "gasoline is a pure substance and milk is a pure substance and when you put two pure substances together the resulting combination is not impure "I wanted to ask the magistrate to taste the milk." Dr Pennifold said He said he would like to see one of three things happen if t Jie plastic jugs are done away with He suggested dairies should use the paper disposable cartons, the returnable glass bottles or the relatively new method of packing milk in plastic disposable bags "There is too much room for error with the plastic jugs You nave no way of checking an odor in a returned he said Too many containers are cleaned each day, Dr Pennifold added, and the electronic inspector, a scanning beam which checks the base of glass bottles, doesn't work with the plastic jugs He claimed the visual checking system is ineffective as well because "who can see through a plastic Dr. Pennifold said when the plastic jugs first came into use in Edmonton they were to be used once and then recycled, but that didn't happen Al Wiggins, manager of Silverwoods Dairy in Lethbridge, called the situation "just a bunch of nonsense." "We haven't had problems or complain any kind over the use of the plastic Wiggins said The Lethbridge branch of Silverwoods has been using the plastic jugs for about a month and Mr Wiggins claimed that the problem of cleaning has been solved "The problem of odor was with the old porous plastic We aren't using that be said Dr Pennifold said it was possible the dairies are using a new kind of plastic, "bat it's news to" me" An Alberta government nutritionist said dames are able to use the plastic jugs as long as they show the jugs have been sanitized The nutritionist said an iodine and chlorine base agent is used for the cleaning process. "It doesn't seem to get nd of the smell and taste of gasoline and I don't know whether or not you would be able to dnnk the miTk safely Personally, 1 wouldn't." the nutritionist said Dr A A Byrne. local health ttfioal said he would be making tests of the cleaning system at the Lethbndge Silverwoods Dairy this week He said he would also be checking the milk jugs after they were cleaned ;