Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
WINDY Forecast high Friday 70-75 The LetHbridae Herald ? ? ? ? * VOL. LXIV - No. 152 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Sparwoodcoai Poijce |s|ew cigarette regulations backed by stiff penalties may generate U.S. power VANCOUVER (CP) - What is probably a temporary disenchantment with nuclear power plants in the northwestern United States has brought an encouraging sign to the coal industry in the East Kootenay of British Columbia. Power producers, troubled by problems of location and costs of nuclear plants, are taking an increasingly closer look at the prospect of buying waste East Kootenay coal to generate electricity in thermal plants. The coal they seek could amount to eight million tons a year for 35 years, although neither the utilities nor the miners are able to be specific about amounts, prices, transportation routes or power plant locations. Long-term contract fii a recent announcement, Seattle lawyer David F. Berger said the smallest thermal plant which could be economically constructed to use B.C. coal would mean a long-term contract for nearly $100 million, and "that could be just the start." Mr. Berger is a spokesman for Corporate Services, a company retained by 14 public and private utilities of the U.S. Pacific Northwest to investigate the availability of thermal coal in B.C. "If the first contract is good for both parties, the northwest power companies could use all the byproduct coal that could be produced by the East Kootenay mines," he said. "Once the first plant is in place, it is cheaper for us to add additional plants at the same location." Thermal coal comes in two forms-oxidized and middlings. Oxidized coal is not suitable for coking and often has to be mined to reach the coking coal. Middlings are waste discarded after coking coal for Japan has been processed. It normally contains a high amount of ash. Mr. Berger said the thermal product normally amounted to about 20 per cent of production. B.C. mining experts say the amount varies, depending on the mine location. The companies involved in current discussions are Kaiser Resources Ltd., Fording Coal Ltd., Crows Nest Industries ,".t' aw' Erakay-Scurry Natural Resou*?3. All are operating in the Elk River Valley, north of Sparwocd in the East Kootenay. Low sulphur content Mr. Berger said B.C. coal is favored because of its low sulphur content, an important consideration in pollution control. In addition, because it is a by-product, it would likely cost less than coal from an operation started specifically to mine low-grade thermal deposits. A key factor in the consideration by the U.S. utilities is the rail route which would bring coal to them. The Kootenay and Elk Railroad now is appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada a Canadian Transport Commission decision blocking a proposed rail link across the Canada-U.S. border with the Burlington Northern Railway at Eureka, Wash., one of the possible sites for a thermal plant. The routing is.strongly opposed by CP Rail which now has the only rail link with the East Kootenay and Roberts Bank, B.C., near the U.S. border. CP Rail says it can haul thermal coal to the U.S. through Kingsgate, linking up with Union Pacific. Mr. Berger said tha K and E route would mean coal would travel about 80 miles. Longer routes would affect the economics! seek driver Hot pants ban linked with cancer cause HONEY HARBOUR, Ont. (CP) - The opposition of African nations to hot pants and mini-skirts may be based on the knowledge that various types of cancer are directly attributable to exposure to sun, the Canadian Cancer Research Conference was told Monday. Dr. J. N. P. Davies, professor of pathology at Albany, N.Y., Medical College told 260 delegates attending the conference that the African stand may have a reasonable basis. "The reported official African opposition to wearing mini-skirts and hot pants which has given us pleasure in temperate regions may stem from different motives, but can be endorsed by those interested in cancer prevention." There is considerable evidence that up to 80 per cent of all cancers are caused by environmental conditions and therefore can be prevented, he said. He traced a high incidence of cancer of the left hip among women in Uganda to the custom of wearing a long dress which is tucked at the left side. The high incidence of skin cancers of the head and neck of albino Africans in Uganda was "vastly reduced" when a surgeon there distributed very large shady hats," he said. As proof of the environmental factor in cancer, he pointed out that the incidence of various types of cancer varies from country to country, and that the cancer pattern of an immigrant group conforms to that of its new country "within two or three generations." RCMP said Thursday at* tempts are being made to locate Alan Erhardt Johnson, of Calgary the registered owner of the car removed from Cameron Creek three miles north of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Wat-erton Park Tuesday. A report originating from the Calgary RCMP detachment said Johnson had been refused entry to the United States at the Chief Mountain border crossing near Watertbn Monday morning. It is understood he was hitch hiking at the time. Tracks leading from the Aka-mina Highway at a viewpoint and a car in the creek 200 feet below were reported to the Waterton detachment of the RCMP Monday night. No body was found when the car was recovered Tuesday. Tags for camels CAIRO (Reuter) - Some 36,200 camels in Egypt's western desert will be branded with identification tags in a plan to trace animals used for smuggling, it was reported Thursday. The brands will show the serial number and region of the camel's origin, the Middle East news agency reported. OTTAWA (CP) - A bffl to regulate the amount of tar, nicotine and other substances in cigarettes and ban mass advertising was given first reading in the Commons today. The ban on advertising would extend to newspapers, magazines, radio and television, as well as billboards or signs. Retail outlets would be limited to displaying the product itself, which would have to carry a health-hazard sign. 1%e prohibitions are backed up by penalties including a $100,000 fine and five years in prison., Cigarette packages would have to bear the label, in capital letters: "Warning: Danger to health increases with amount smoked, avoid inhaling." The bill introduced by Health Minister John Munro would come into force Jan. 1, 1972, if passed by Parliament. Cigarette packages would also Hunting seasons dates announced have to carry in English and French a statement of the amount of tar, nicotine and other substances in the smoke. Vending machines would have tc carry the same warning to be required for packages. RESTRICT ADVERTISING The bill would restrict advertising of cigarettes to exposure in retail outlets, basic information on vending machines and, for manufacturers, signs at their plant or offices and on their vehicles. Promotion by manufacturers would be limited to passing out free cigarettes to employees for personal use, and using a sales talk to get retailers to buy the brand. Violation of the advertising and content limits could result. COMFORT FOR THE STRICKEN - An old East Pakistan refugee woman dying of cholera by the roadside In Krish-nagar, 55 miles from Calcutta, India, is fanned by another refugee to provide some comfort before death. More than 3,000 have died of cholera in the area. EDMONTON (CP) - Dates for 1971 hunting season in Alberta were announced today by J. Donovan Ross, minister of lands and forests. Sharp - tailed grouse seasons have been separated from other bird species and reduced in length. The pheasant season from Oct. 8 - 30 will have a daily Youth plan scandal probe rejected OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau rejected today an opposition demand in the Commons for an investigation into alleged mishandling of funds by Slate Secretary Gerard Pelle-tier's department under the op-port unities-for-youth program.- The prime minister said the opposition ir "seeing a scandal in t;�i piii.iaei't of money not even paid out." Hugh Faulkner, parliamentary secretary to Mr. Pelletier, said Charles L. Coccia, parliamentary secretary to Manpower Minister Otto Lang, will go to Toronto today to determine the .specific charge made about an opportunities-for-youth project there. Alderman David Crombie of Toronto is reported to have said he was told about a person who got about $11,000 from Mr. Pel-letter's department simply by mentioning an area where the poor lived. David MacDonald (PC-Eg-mont) demanded a thorough public inquiry into the entire program. He said Mr. Pelletier has been reticent about supplying figures on expenditures and that the minister for two months has. U.S. lifts embargo on China trade GERARD PELLETIER .. . mishandling alleged WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House announced today a broad range of American-made products that may be sold to mainland China, including automobiles, some industrial equipment, and most consumer goods. Ending a 21-year-old embargo on trade to the Communist Ball star fined for betting ^^^^^ it CLETE BOYER NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced today he is fining former Atlanta player Clete Boyer $1,000 for illegally betting on college and professional football games in 1968 and 1969. Kuhn also announced that he is inquiring into the circumstances surrounding the release of Boyer by the Atlanta club recently after a dispute with Braves' general manager Paul Richards. Kuhn said the fining of Boyer, which would be payable upon Boyer's signing with another club in professional baseball, "resulted from an investigation of several months duration." Kuhn said he had met with Boyer twice to discuss the situation, on June 7 and early today. country, President Nixon made public the list of exports that U.S. industry may ship to Red China under a general licence, meaning the products can be shipped without further approval from the government. Nixon said the list includes most farm, fish and forestry products, tobacco, fertilizers, coal, selected chemicals, rubber, textiles and some metals. In addition, he said, agricultural, industrial and office equipment is included, as well as household appliances, electrical apparatus in general industrial or commercial use, some electronic and communications equipment, and some automobile equipment and consumer goods. FREE GRAIN TRADE Nixon also decided to sweep aside a requirement that American business must obtain government permission to export wheat, flour and other grains to China, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The Chinese export list appeared to parallel closely a similar list on exports to the Soviet Union, which has been in existence for some time. Nixon announced in April that be would be relaxing the embargo on China trade established in December, 1950. The decision was made as a U.S. table tennis team was permitted into Red China. Soviet vessel seized ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - A Soviet freighter has been seized at this San Francisco Bay port by federal marshals as security for a $377,000 damage suit filed by New England fishermen who claim Russian trawlers destroyed their lobster fishing gear. Four marshals boarded the Suleyman Stalskiy late Wednesday after the 53-foot vessel tied up to load lumber and other cargo for Japan. A notice of attachment was taped to the ship's wheel and a man posted on board. not even answered letters and telegrams sent to him by Mr. MacDonald on the subject. REJECT INQUIRY BID Mr. MacDonald's motion for a public inquiry was rejected by the Liberals. Later, Mr. Trudeau rejected personally the demand of New Democrat Leader David Lewis for a Commons committee investigation. Mr. Lewis said Mr. Trudeau should make a full statement on the program instead of being "so touchy." The prime minister said there would be no statement. But Mr. Faulkner said Mr. Pelletier hoped to give the Commons a statement as soon as possible. Mr. Pelletier was not in the chamber today. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux disallowed the motion of Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) for an inquiry into administration of the opportunities-for-youth program. Seen and heard About town f ITY HALL employee Ray MacPherson hobbling over to his doctor's with a twisted knee, one of numerous injuries (including black eye, lost tooth, nine stitches in Ms head) he has received since taking up paddle ball to correct a shoulder problem . . . Fred Onofrycbuk trying to figure a way to get his name in the seen and heard medical column. limit of three birds, one of which may be a hen and a possession limit of nine, three of which may be hens. The Nov. 1 - Dec. 4 season on pheasants has a daily bag limit of five cock pheasants and a possession of 15 cock pheasants. Shooting of hens will not be allowed during the later season. Deer, elk, moose and caribou seasons will open Sept. 7 in the mountain regions and big game Zone 1. Bighorn sheep seasons will open Aug. 28 with the closing date advanced to Oct. 23, one week shorter than in 1970. COMPULSORY SYSTEM A system of compulsory registration will be in effect for bighorn sheep, caribou and cougar, similar to one already in effect for grizzly bears. All successful hunters will be required to record their take of these animals. Only male caribou win be legal game in Zone 6 while both sexes will remain open in Zone 1. Grizzly bear seasons will remain closed south of the Bow River, with a.spring - only season in effect in the rest of the province. ARCHERY SEASON Female mule deer, as well as other female seasons, have been severely restricted in most areas of the province. A trophy - only mule deer season will continue in the southern prairie region. There will be a special archery season, including up-land birds, In Zone 5 from Aug., 28-Sept. 25. An early cougar season from Sept. 7-Dec. 11 will be open to holders of an elk licence only. The hunting of cougar with dogs will be allowed from Jan. 15 - March 1, 1972, with special licence required. Bunche in coma UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) - Undersecretary - General Ralph J. Bunche was reported Wednesday to have lapsed into a coma and fears were expressed about his recovery. The American has been in a New York City hospital for more than a week for treatment of complications resulting from a fall at his home. JOHN MUNRO . . introduces bill in conviction on indictment, m a $100,000 fine and five years in prison. A provision also is made for summary conviction, with a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine and two years in prison. Those violating the warning provisions would be subject to a $5,000 fine and one year in jail or indictment, or a $1,000 fine and six months on summary conviction. Where a corporation was found guilty of an offence, any officer, director or agent who was involved would be liable to the penalties. EXEMPT-EXPORTS Cigarettes for export would not be subject to the law but packages would have to be marked: For export. Imported as well as domestic cigarettes would be subject in Canada to the new federal law. The bill would empower the cabinet to* -Fix the maximum amount of nicotine, tar or other substance in any cigarette product. -Prescribe the manner in which the amount of those substances would be determined. -Prescribe the form and manner in which the warnings would be placed. Another prohibition would prevent manufacturers or retailers from suggesting, "expressly or by implication," that a cigarette isn't a health hazard because the new.law requirements were being met Big business legislation on way OTTAWA (CP) - Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford is expected to introduce before Parliament's summer recess legislation creating a tribunal to control, large businesses, sources said Thursday. Speaking in Halifax Wednesday, Mr. Basford said he would be tabling this month amendments to the Combines Investigation Act. Sources say it will contain legislation setting up the new board. Pollution talks get under way WASHINGTON (CP) - Canada and the United States join in an effort today to lay down a broad program to remedy pollution in the lower Great Lakes. Externa 1 Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and Fisheries Minister Jack Davis, who will become environment minister, head the Canadian delegation, accompanied by some 20 federal advisors. Rough sledding ahead for controversial CDG 'Look dear! A space OTTAWA (CP) - The long-awaited, much-belabored legislation to create the Canada Development Corp. moved through the final rites of passage in the Commons Wednesday. After a brief but abusive debate on third reading, the bill was approved by a vote of 86 to 56 and now will go on for what is likely to be critical scrutiny by the Senate. In all likelihood, the rough initiation will have been only a foretaste of life to come for the CDC. Conceived as a Liberal party election pledge in 1963, the idea spent most of its prolonged gestation as an annual line in speeches from the throne. Since the introduction of the CDC legislation earlier this year, it has been a subject of strident attacks both from spokesmen for the business community and those seeking greater public participation in the Canadian economy. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Edgar Benson has yet to turn up qualified people willing to manage the corporation. A principal concern in the general debate on the issue has been that the CDC will be caught between the need to return a profit to investors and the goal of serving the public interest. In the final debate in the Commons, George Hees (PC-Prince Edward-Hastings) maintained that mere mention of the CDC ininvestment circles brings laughter from those who do not cry. The corporation would be "the greatest flop since the Edsel," he said. People simply would not transfer money from savings accounts, bonds and insurance policies to the CDC, short pf a government guarantee on returns. NDP financial spokesman Max Saltsman charged the government with political cowardice and dishonesty for creating an emasculated CDC. MAY END CONTROVERSY Passage of the CDC legislation should at least dispose of the controversy surrounding government ownership of such successful business enterprises as Polymer Corp. Ltd., set up during the Second World War. Polymer, the government share of Panarctic Oils Ltd., Eldorado Nuclear Ltd. and Northern Transportation Ltd. will be the first holdings of the CDC. The government plan is to start the corporation with $250 million of public money and then reduce its participation to about 10 per cent while allowing citizens to purchase stock at about $5 a share. The CDC is envisaged by the government as having authorized capital of $2 billion, half in preferred shares and half in common shares.