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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE lETHBRIDGf HERALD Wednesday, 7, 1971 Creivs still battle mess of oil spill CRESCENT BEACH, B.C. (CP) Cleanup crews were to try naptha gas ami talcum today in an attempt to remove crude oil from rocks on a stretch of beaches near the United States bonier. If this method fails, it may be back to muscle and hard work for the 200 municipal workers and volunteers. Mayor William Vander Zalm of Surrey municipality said Tuesday night that fisheries de- partment officials would not allow detergents to be used on rocks coated with a black film of sticky oil. Instead crews will try gas and talcum to dissolve and soak up the oil or cover the rocks with sand, then peat moss, and hope that tidal action grinds the sand into the moss. If both of those methods fail, they will cover the rocks with pea't and use a high-pressure stream of water to dislodge the oil. Harry con- servation officer for the fish- eries department, said chemi- cals could not he used because of the wildlife at Boundary Bay. MAR USE BRUSHES Mr. Vander Zalm said that if nothing else works, workers will have to "use wire brushes" simply remove the rocks, which range in size from pebhle to boulder. Hi! said about SO men have been drawn from welfare rolls and are being paid the basic rate of for municipal work- ers. Another 50 employees ar- rived IXiesday from the Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. refinery at Cherry Point, Wash., where be- tween and gallons ipiltcd Sunday when a valve jroke aboard a Libcrian tanker. The mayor said the situation ras under control Tuesday, but idded that (lie mop-up likely would go on for the rest of the week. 'ARCO offered to bring in more employees, but we asked hem not said Mr. Vander Zalm. "We don't have to import labor from the U.S. for that )ose, They agreed to leave it to lie municipality." The company has agreed to jay for labor costs in the cleanup and Surrey municipal workers have been chalking up long hours to prevent further foaling of beaches in this popu- lar Lower Mainland swimming area, 30 miles south of Vancou- ver. LABOR COSTS HIGH Mr. Vander Zalm would not estimate the total bill, but labor costs alone could be or more an hour. John Arnquist, district engi- neer for the Washington state department of ecology, said it was likely the spill would result in fines against the tanker or Atlantic Riclifield, although it was not known whether there would be additional damage costs. "There is a good possibility penalties will be he said. In Vancouver, Captain Royal Holland of the National Harbors Board said the spill was pre- ventable. "I don't mind who knows it. There is no excuse for a spill like that when a tanker is dis- charging oil. It could not have been properly boomed." Plant may close if strike goes on Ze er' DUNNVILLE, Ont. (CP) The Lanark Manufacturing Co. Is moving its facilities to the United States to fill customer orders because 700 workers went on Etrike last Friday. The company, a subsidiary of Essex International Wire Co. of Fort Wayne, which manu- factures electrical systems for motor vehicles, mostly Ford, said the plant may close perma- nently if the strike is not settled soon. The workers, 83 per cent of whom are women, are members of Local 1383, United Auto Workers, and went on strike to support demands for higher wages. Top wages now are an hour, with a starting rate of J1.86. The UAW said the aver- age pay is about weekly. Monday night 11 transport trucks carrying machinery left the plant and strikers said they were headed for plants in the U.S. Company officials here, 30 miles south of Hamilton, de- clined to comment. Kenneth Mustard, deputy reeve of DunnviHe, said in an interview Tuesday night lie didn't "believe the company would pick up its machinery and move put purely as a ges- ture to intimidate striking em- ployees." "It would be a careless and carefree act and I don't believe any company would behave that way." The plant is the largest em- ployer of women in the Niagara Peninsula. Mine disasters claim heavy toll SALISBURY, Rhodesia (Ren- ter) Mine disasters have claimed a heavy toll of dead in southern Africa in the last 12 years. In January, 1960, 437 miners, all but six of them black Afri- cans, died after being trapped U.S. horse wins derby EPSOM, England (Reuter) Lester Piggott, Britain's cham- pion jockey, rode American- owned, Irish-trained Roberto to a win by inches in the English Derby here today. Bets estimated at telween and million (S20 and million) hung in the balance as the judge consulted the photo of the finish to see whether Roh- erto or English colt Rheingold, who passed the pot almost stride for stride, had won the classic. Then there was the added drama of a stewards' inquiry into the finish, called because the two horses had finished so close together. Finally, Roberto was confirmed the winner, with Rheingold second and another English-trained colt, Penfland Firth, in third place of the 22 runners. jy rock falls in the Lydesdale North colliery in South Africa. In February, 1961, 30 men died in an underground explo- sion at South Roodeport mine. And in December, 1962, 29 ilacks died at West Driefontein j'old mine when a crushing plant collapsed. In January, 1967, 17 miners were killed when the Virginia gold mine in the Orange Free State was ripped by a methane explosion. Similar accidents have taken a steady toll of miners' lives since then. The worst in recent years was the cave-in at Mufu- lira on the Zambian copper belt in September, 1970, when B9 miners died. The world's worst recorded mining disaster occured in the Houkeiko colliery, Manchuria, in April, 1942, when men were killed. CANADIAN PROGRAM MONTREAL (CP) Three Canadian plays are to be per- formed in a six-week season this summer at Bishop's Uni- versity in Lennoxviile, Que. The university is not only providing the theatre and administrative staff but will open its residences to theatre-goers July B-Aug. 19. The program will include Lulu Street, Ann Henry's play aboul the 1919 Winnipeg general strike, George Ryga's Captives of the J'accless Drummer am: Mavoi- Moore's The Ottawa Man. VIEWS It U S 1! A N D S GRAVK Jacqueline Ken- nedy Onassis, widow of John F. Kennedy, stands in front of tfie grave of the former President at Arlington Na- tional Cemetery. 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