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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Juno 11, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Premier Bennett s VANCOUVER (CP) It's been called "Premier Bennett's Navy" and a British Columbia "Ferry Talc." In 111 years, B.C. Ferries' fleet has grown from two to 23 ships and is showing a slight profit. And passengers on the two main runs between Vancouver Island and the lower mainland Bay to Tsawwasscn and Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay be eating anniversary cake'next Monday. From its modest beginnings, the government fleet has en- dured bomb scares, blizzards, storms and strikes. And rates between Vancouver and Victoria are the same to- day as they were in the for adults and 55 for cars. The success story of the ser- vice started in the summer of 1958 when a seamen's strike cut off runs between Vancou v e r Island and the mainland. A rec- ord crowd of tourists had como for the visit of Princess Mar- garet and was virtually trapped on the Island. Traffic converged on Victoria trying to take advantage of the two small services to Washing- ton State and conditions were so bad in nearby Sydney that emergency food and accommo- dation had to be provided for stranded travellers. The entire island economy was threatened and the B.C. government took over the Black Ball Ferries, sailing between Horscshcw Bay and Nanaimo, in an attempt to ease tlie chaos. When the seamen's dispute was settled and service restored Premier W. A. C. Bennett vow- ed that Vancouver Island would never again be isolated. He offered to build highway facilities and wharves at Swartz Bay on the island and at the closest point on the mainland. Tsawwassen, 15 miles south of Vancouver. Strom Li Of Railway Link SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. (CP) The idea of a railway link be- tween tlia newly constructed Alberta Resources Railway the Great Slave Lake Railway is a good idea but should be left up to the railways, Premier Harry Strom said here. He told a public meeting in this central Peace community the government at present is not considering the possibility of the dam and r a i 1 w a y bridge over the Peace River south of Fairview. A suggestion for a dam and bridge over the river was made by A. 0. Fimrite, chairman of the Northern Alberta Develop- ment Council to the Fairview C h a m b o r of Commerce one month ago. Mr. Strom told the meeting here that although "the prov- ince has reached a point in time where we have to look to prior- ities, it is going to be very im- probable to finance the desir- able." A second look will be taken at Spirit River's request for addi- tion to the present hospital fa- cilities, he said. The premier is on a three-day tour of the Peace country. When one rtr e m b e r of the group suggested that the com- munities of Grande Cache and Rainbow Lake should pay for their own extension of power lines, and not the older agricul- tural communities, Mr. Strom replied: "I don't think it can be es- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC 324 5th St. S. Ph. 328-7684 Above Capitol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. tablished that the com- munities are paying for new power lines." He suggested that the power rate increase which raised prices by up to 20 per cent in the Peace country has been due to a considerable increase in power being used on farms. Native Group Operates Own Metal Industry REGINA new scrap metal industry, operated by and employing only Indians and Metis, was opened here by Pre- mier Ross Thatcher. The industry, which will dis- mantle old railway cars for the Interprovincial Steel and Pipe Corp., employs 45 native men and one native woman. Slightly more than 400 rail cars have been bought from American railways for disman- tling. The company, called Native Metals Industry, is owned by the natives on a limited share basis. It operates three shifts a day. The idea for the company came from Jack Turvey, man- ager1 of Interprovincial Steel and Pipe who estimates that the payroll for the industry will be a year. "This is your industry. If you succeed, we'll have to start looking at pre m i e r Thatcher told workers at the opening. The federal government has paid part of the cost of estab- lishing the industry. When the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Black Ball line and Northland navigation scoff- ed at his idea, the premier de- cided B.C. wc-ukl build its own fleet. The whole program was launched on a crash basis. Victoria Machinery Depot and Burrar'd Drydock Ltd. took 000.000 worth of orders for sis- ter ships 321 feet long, capable of carrying 110 cars and 600 passengers at speeds up to 18 knots. The contracts were so strin- gent that there was a penalty clause of for each day past the specified delivery dale. The first ship was built in 11 months. Government critics regarded the project as a white elephant, but when (he service opened on schedule on June critics and boosters alike started rid- ing in record numbers. The CPR discontinued its Vancouver Vicloria service and the government bought the Black Ball line outright for 700.000. The sen-ice now has 19 ports of call and the fleet ranges from the Dogwood Princess, a 28-foot water taxi operating along the sunshine coast between Keats and Gambier Islands, to the 864-lon Queen of Prince Rupert, which makes a 330 mile run from Kolscy Bay on Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert. Its work force has increased 10 fold from its original 89 of whom are still employed by B.C. Femes. In 1960, the ser- vice carried passen- gers; this year, passenger esti- mates are more than plus vehicles. Tile Queen of Esquimalt and her sister ship, the Queen of Victoria recently underwent stretching operations which added 84 foot sections amidships and increased their car carrying capacity to al- most 200. The fleet that nobody wanted now has more business than it can handle. Bus travel has thrived under the impetus of package trips between Vancouver and Victoria in three hours and truckers are carrying increased cargoes on the route. Charge Reduced RED DEER (CP) Thomas Gordon Fraser, 20, of Red Deer was convicted in Alberta Su- preme court here on a reduced charge of manslaughter. Fraser had originally been charged with non-capital mur- der in the stabbing death last Jan. 20 of Larry Wallace Hud- kins, 21, of Red Deer. LARGE AREA The Yakutsk Autonomous So- viet Socialist Republic, or Yaku- tia, sprawls over an eastern Si- berian area equal in size to Alaska, Texas. California and Montana combined. ASK TO JOIN YOU ON THIS FIELD TRIP! Be on the alert for wild oats in your crop Experts p edict heavy infestations in are th }ear. If wild oats infest your field" control! ig ihesa yield-robbing weeds can mean Iho difference between profit and los That's why you should see iha Federal Answer Man for Wild Oat Killer, Be sure to walkyourfields after seeding to spot wild oats when the firs! green shows up alter seeding. Then.see your Federal Answer Man tor Carbyno. A singlo spraying has proven effective on miilio'ns of seres of crop. ASK YOUR ABOUT THE PROFIT PROTECTOR, FEDERAL GRAIN LIMITED Dunlop Ford has negotiated a spectacular credit breakthrough. What this means exactly is that anyone interested in moving up to a better car should talk to Dunlop Ford especially if you want to spread your car payments over 3 or 4 years. In Conjunction We're Holding Our JUNE MINI COMPLETE WITH GALS! GALS! ICE COLD POP FOR THE KIDS! The foliowinglselecfed brand new Fords will be offered at just 5% that's right factory cost invoice! STEAKS 754 1970 MUSTANG 'BOSS' 302 4 speed close ratio Irons. Radio. P.O. brakes, rear spoiler racing mirrors, locking sports slats. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 848 1970 TORINO BROUGHAM 4-DR. HARDTOP 351 V-8, auto, power strg., white walls, wheel covers. Radio. Vinyl roof. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 831 1970 TORINO 2-DR. HARDTOP FORMAL 302 V8 engine, auto trans. Radio. Hidden head- lites, white walls, remote mirror. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 1103 1970 FORD LTD 4-DR. HARDTOP Royal maroon with white vinyl roof. 390 V8 en- oulo power steering, power disc brakes, white walls, wheel covers, luxury trim, rear defogger. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 838 1970 FAIRLANE 500 2-DR. HARDTOP 250 cyl., auto trans., white walls. Visibility group. Deluxe [pelts. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 1085 1970 FORD RED AND BLACK GALAXIE 500 2-DR. HARDTOP 390 V8, auto irons., pwr steering, power disc brakes, white walls, wheel covers, rear defogger. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 1074 1970 FORD ROYAL L-TD BROUGHAM 2-DR. HARDTOP Maroon and blk vinyl roof, 429 V8 engine, auto trans., tilt wheel, power steering, power disc brakes, white walls, deluxe wheel covers. Con- venience group, twin comfort loungs seats. Re- clining pass seat, air conditioning. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 964 1970 FALCON 4-DR. WAGON 302 V8 engine, auto trans., radio, white walls. Wheel covers. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! 993 1970 FORD PRESIDENTIAL Blue and while LTD, 4 door sedan. 351 V8 en- gine, outo trans., power steering, power disc brakes, while walls, wheel covers, body side mldg. Visibility group. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! The following used cars will be offered at Wholesale Prices this weekend only! 904B 1962 CHEV IMPALA WAGON V8, auto, pwr stg., pwr brakes. Ideal second car for hunting, holi- days or moving the kids. Regular WHOLESALE...... 608B 1964 CHRSYLER SARATOGA 4-DR. Fully equipped, beautiful luxury unit. White in color, red interior. Regular WHOLESALE.......... 853A 1969 PONTIAC 4-DR. STRATO CHIEF 350 V8, auto Irons., new tires, while walls. Ideal family car. Regular WHOLESALE 797A 1966 CHR'YSIER 4-DR. 300 Medium blue. V8, auto., power steering, power brakes, radio. Good rubber. Regular WHOLESALE 583A 1965 METEOR 4-DR. RIDEAU WAGON 352 V8 engine, outo. trans., pwr stg., pwr brks. New paint, new tires. A-l used car. Ideal for your holiday fun. Regular WHOLESALE 683A 1966 OLDS 2-DR. HARDTOP V8, auto ticns. Power steering, power brks., radio. miles. New tires, new paint. Former own- er's name available upon request. Regular WHOLESALE 3 [liny car. ASK ABOUT OUR 50-50 56IA 1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II 2-DR. HARDTOP V8 318, auto trans., radio, new point, new tire. A clean unit you will be proud to own. Regular WHOLESALE 1968 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-DR. HARDTOP 390 V8, automatic trans, pwr. strg., pwr. brakes, radio. Good rubber. Regular WHOLESALE 1014A 1967 FORD LTD 4-DR. HARDTOP V8, auto trans., pwr srrg. Pwr brakes, radio, vinyl rcof. Regular WHOLESALE 1049A 1969 FORD GALAXIE 500 4-DR. DEMO. 302 V8, auto trans, pwr strg, pwr disc brakes, radio. WW tires, full wheel covers. miles. Aqua iti color. New car warranty. Regular WHOLESALE 775A 1953 PONTIAC 4-DR. 6 cyl., auto trans Regular WHOLESALE 702B 1962 FAIRIANE 4-DR. V8, 3 spd. std. trans. Regular WHOLESALE 3UC 1962 BUICK 4-DR. SEDAN Fully equipped, former owner li- censed mechanic. Regular S495. WHOLESALE I WARRANTY AND OUR 165 POINT DIAGNOSTIC CHECK. REMEMBER ICE COLD POP FOR THE KIDDIES THESE PRICES AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY ONLYI l i 1718 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH TELEPHONE 323-5526 I FOR Mom and Dad After the purchase of any new Ford or one of our selected A-l Used Card 5% over Ford I S 1970 FORD CUSTOM 500 2-DR. HARDTOP 351 V8 engine, auto trans., pwr steering, power disc brakes, whito walls, wheel covers, Tutbne dark aqua metallic an'd white. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! FORD GALAXIE 500 4-DR. SEDAN 351 V8 engine, auto Irons., power slee.inq, power disc brakes, white walls, wheel covers, rocher panel moulding, rear defogger. At 5% Over Ford Invoice! NO DOWN PAYMENT ON APPROVED CREDIT EXTRA HIGH TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE m 1 JOiOA 1969 FAIRLANE 4-DR. PRESIDENTIAL Blue, good rubber, 302 V8 engine. Auto trans., power strg. Kadio. New ear warranty. Regular 1 1963 PLYMOUTH 4-DR. V8 std trans., mechanic; special. Regular CJ97R WHOLESALE Vs" 1961 COMET 4-DR. f, cyl., std. trcns.. excellent car or for sludeni cr Regular WHOLESALE ;