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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Juno 13, 5770 JRobcrts Bank Dedicaiioii Launches New Era insiett Join Hands Monday VANCOUVER (CP) Prime Minister Trudcau and Premier A. C. Bennett join bands Monday in an unusual display of h a r in o n y to dedicate the deepsea port of Roberts Hank, long a necessary" and "premature." Plans for the port followed ef- forts by Crows Nest Industries i Ud., of Fertile, B.C.. whose coal coal, worth ?650.0( claims were later taken over by the next 15 yea is. U.S. based Kaiser Steel, to in-1 subject of acrimony be- crease sales to Japan tic B.C. 'tween Ottawa and British Co- government moved lo build Kou- erts Bank after CM threatened to move tlie coal over U.S. rail lines to a Washington state port. lumbia. Their joint efforts will move lever which will join the mas- sive shiploadiiig equipment and start coking coal destined for Japan moving from huge stor- age piles into the hold of a wait- ing freighter. Strung around the perimeter of the 50 acre island created from sand dredged from the ocean floor will be an 88-car CP rail unit train, one of three now shuttling in 72 hour cycles from the East Kootenay strip mining operations of Kaiser Re- sources Ltd. Ttie ceremonies, to be started at noon, will lake place before an international gathering of j 000 invited guests representing federal, provincial and munici- pal governments and busi .1 e s s executives from Canada, Japan and tire United States. Controversy rather than _co- operation surrounded the birth of the deepsea port situated just north of the B.C. govern m e n t ferry terminal at Tsawwassen, about 20 miles south of Vancou- ver. Controversy between fed- eral and provincial govern- ments, between railways and be- tween clashing port interests still simmers but has been push- ed into the background to allow completion of the port, design- ed to h a n d 1 e the bulk of West- ern Canada's rapidly expand- ing coal shipments to the hun- gry steel mills of Japan. Any doubts about the long- r a e prospects for Roberts Bank were removed this week -when the National Harbors Board, once lukewarm to the project, announced that con- struction will begin mis year on an additional 230 acres to the bulk loading site. Acting port manager William Duncan said the increased land area is necessary to meet ap- plications for space from sev- eral operators. He predicted that the demand for sites would soon double. The federal provincial con- troversy is reflected in the split jurisdiction at the port. The Na- tional Harbors Board controls development below the low tide mark but access is controlled by the provincial governm e n t through its ownership, in the name of the B.C. Harbors Board of acres of backup land behind the port area. The B.C. board expropriated or pur- chased the land for eventual in- dustrial use. Decision to build the port was first announced by Premier Bennett's Social Credit adminis- tration during the 1960 B.C. gen- eral election. F' e d e r a 1 cabinet ministers, NHB officials and bulk terminal operators in the Vancouver area described the project as "un- still.- rel ict to pro-sor t i u m of coking XIO during Board act JS7 spring jCgislature t telling a i that B.C. between Ottawa and Victoria and CP Rail fought CNI plans to ship the coal through Ihe U.S. Yielding lo pressure, Ihe federal government announced in ihe fall of that Roberts Bank would be built over a period of 25 to 30 years and juris-dictional arguments were later submerged (o get work July, 1SXJ8, dredges were p u m p i n g material from the ocean floor io form the new port. To date more than has been spent on the project, including for a rail link, by the federal government for dredging the island and causeway. in coal unloading facilities by CP Rail for unit-train equipment. Already huge piles of coal are massed on the port's two stock pile areas, designed to handle tons of coal. Ultimately, planners envisage a deepsea port encompassing acres of reclaimed land for harbor sites with berths for 50 or more ocean-going vessels. Oil Flow Serious Bui Not Catastrophic Says Biologist lovernment Was Not Prepared FORT CHIPEWYAN. Alta. (CP) A consulting biologist said Friday Hie Albei'ta govern- ment was not prepared for the northeastern Alberta oommun- But R. D. Makimchuk of Ed- monton said the spill, although serious, is not catastrophic in the class of the sinking last win- ter of the tanker Arrow off Can- ada's East Coasl. Mr. Jakimchuk, a former Ca- nadian Wildlife Service biolo- gist, said there is no fundamen- tal data available to predict what will happen. Personnel working to clean up the Athabasca River had spent most of one day simply trying to assess what concentration of emulsion was needed to dis- peise the oil, he said. An unknown amount of oil was dumped into the north-flow- ing river last weekend from a break in a pipeline carrying crude oil to market from an oil sands extraction plant operated by Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. at Fort McMurray, Alia. Ml'. Jakimchuk, hired by the Conservative Fraternity of Al- HALIFAX (CP) A single distress signal from the ammed fishing vessel Mildred White in the pre-dawn hours led to the recovery of her crew several hours later. Captain Foreman Newell, Jr. if Baccaro, N.S., said after he ind his three-man crew were picked up by a Canadian Forces iclicopter and taken to neigh- boring Shearwater that they eared the quick distress signal .vas not received by shore sta- ..ions. However, slu'ps and shore stations received the distress call. Captain Newell and crew members Bernard Perry of In- gramport, N.S., Roger Kicker- son of Port La Tour and Rodney iVilliams of Roseway, N.S., had about 20 minutes to radio for jelp and assemble a liferaft be- fore the 56-foot fishing vessel sank at a.m. Friday about 10 miles south-southeast of Cape Sable, N.S. The vessel was struck by a steel dr agger which disap- peared into the darkness before Ihe crew could identify her. 'As soon as she nit, we started taking in Cap- tain Newell said. South Prisoner Hangs Himself NEW WESTMINSTER (CP) A 33-year-old prisoner who hanged himself with a bedsheet in his cell at the British Colum- bia Penitentiary Thursday was Identified Friday as Vincent Yellowhorn of Pincher Creek Alta. Yellowhorn, who was serving s life sentence, was transferred to the B.C. Penitentiary from Prince Albert last October. IS 30fO'70HBq'IM'7a SSSd'H 0 Pharmacists Are Warned EDMONTON (CP) Phar- macists will distort their image if they allow themselves to be- come over-commercialized, J. Murray Byers, Alberta Phar- maceutical Association presi- dent, said in a report released Friday. "The ethical drug store as we know it today recognizes a wide range of products in the surgical, health and beauty lines. The greater the deviation from this, the greater our image is distorted." Mr. Byers' comments were in a report to be presented to the association's annual meet- ing which opens Monday in Ed- monton. He said pharmacists must dt reel their efforts toward im- proving service to doctors, by supplying information on pre scription drugs. 307 6th St. S. WANTED SCRAP NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Anything Made of Irani COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTiRIES CAST IRON- Elc. Truck Truck Crano Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 32.8-1721 "Scrnp U Our Business" HITCHING A RIDE Training exercises by the 50th Signal Battalion of the 19th Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday produced this unscheduled mid-air episode. A U.S. Army spokesman said one Gl parachuted from Ihe helicopler from about feet up and then a second followed. In descent, when one appeared in trouble, the other reached out and grabbed a line and held on until both descended safely. Gunpoicder Explodes In, Calgary Two Youths Injured CALGARY (CP) Two Cal-iwhen gunpowder exploded in a gary outlis were still in hos- pital today following surgery for injuries received Friday high school science laboratory Tim Sccdbousc. 14, is re- ported in satisfactory condition after both eyes were operate on Friday night. A spokesma at Foothills Hospital said be several days before WATCHERS, MEETS EVERY TUESDAY 1 p.m. and p.m. UL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEl MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only the original Weight Wnlchers (TM) lo watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands havo done it successfully. You can, too! REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS Far Further Information Call 328-5832 is known whether his cyesigl has been saved. erta to assess the spill said Oie il is light synthetic crude and reduces two types of slick. One is a thin film and proba- ly extends the estimated 150 liies from the plant to the Ath basca River delta, a marshy rea where the b r e e d i n rounds are located. The other kind of slick is ortned from "globs of thicker tuff which is an immediate lazard." These have formed ong ribbons of oil ranging from wo to 15 feet across and are n e -e i g h t h to one-half inch hick. He said the thin oil does not ppear externally harmful but o assessment has been made f long-term effects on fisheries, Bottom fauna and other wildlife. Among millions of migratory valerfowl that breed in the elta marshland are the rare vhooping cranes. Mr. Jakimchuk, in an inter- dew, said some of the oil could into lower-lying marshland although the oil is generally contained in main channels of the river, below the marshy ireeding grounds. 'OLLUTION THREAT Some biologists Friday said he spill posed the most serious Dilution threat ever in Western Canada. By Friday, the oil had ritered three main channels of he marshy delta, 450 miles lortheast of Edmonton. Commercial fishing on Lake Athabasca, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, vas closed Friday as oil. began o accumulate along the shore- hie. The industry supports 26 native fishermen in a co-opera- ive and nine dockworkers. Oil moving downstream also hreatens water supplies for res- dents of Fort Chipewyan, a na- tive community. Some beaver .rapped in the oil have been de- stroyed. Another major concern was hat if the oil drifts across the ake to the Saskatchewan shore it could threaten a huge fish- spawning area there. Duchess Man Boots Way To Freedom BROOKS (CP) Robert David Anderson, 24, of Duch- ess, Alta., said he couldn't stand being in a small police jail cell, so he kicked his way to freedom through a wall. He kicked a hole about 12 by 16 inches with cowboy boots and headed for home. He re- turned to the police station a few hours later. He had been lodged in the cell after bcin; arrested for speeding and fail- ing to stop for a police officer. "I couldn't stand being shul up in that small he told Magistrate E. W. N. MacDon- ald. Court was told that Anderson hammered en the cell door, ap- parently to camouflage the noise of him kicking through half-inch plywood parcelling, ?Hnch plywood sheathing and a stucco wall. The magistrate fined him for the traffic offence, or- dered him to pay for re- pairs, and sentenced him to a day in jail in another cell. BUDDING PALAEONTOLOGIST Georgie Fenwlck, o six-year-old Calgary youth, surprised the Alberto Worth Commission on education planning by reading an un- scheduled brief on How he would like to become a pal- aeontologist, one who studies oncient writings. He's been reading since he was three. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE 12-00 NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Letllbriilge Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper Banff....... Calgary..... Victoria Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina...... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal 61 48 1.15 68 50 1.50 69 54 67 47 61 50 62 47 79 55 73 54 fit! 57 60 52 66 61 77 60 77 44 73 50 75 47 .06 Chicago .........87 55 1.50 New York.......US 63 .06 Denver......... 68 46 Las Vegas.......89 59 San Francisco 64 57 Los Angeles ......70 60 SYNOPSIS A weather system in eastern Montana which gave Medicine Hat and Lethbridge regions about Hi inches of rain over- night, had spread into Calgary, Red Deer and Coronation re- gions tliis morning. It appears lo be edging slowly northward towards Edmonton. This precipitation band Is ex- pected to recede southwards again Sunday as Ilia system weakens. Meanwhile sunny and warm weather -will continue through- out today and Sunday in the northern regions. Edmonton cloudy, clearing Sunday a ft e r n o o n. Little change in temperature. Wind! NE 15. Low high 50-70. Red Deer Coronation cloudy with intermittent rain ending Sunday afternoon. Little temperature change. Winds N 15. Low high 50-65, FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat with intermiltent rain Sunday. Cooler. Winds N 20 and gusty. Low high Lcltibridge and Medicine Hat 50-65. Koolcliay, Columbia Cloudy with a few showers today. Mainly cloudy Sunday, becom- ing sunny the afternoon. Winds light, except rising to 15 miles an hour from the north. Low tonight and high Sunday at Cranbrook, 48 and 72; at Castlegar 55 and 75. Yablonsky Undecided FARMERS-FEEDERS EARN ON THE PURCHASE F. OF A MODEL 100 OR 117 OWATONNA MIXER MILL (May 15-Sept.! 5) L OWATONNA-the premium miner mill with Ihs ex- clusive bale shredder attachment. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY 327-3165 SYDNEY, N.S. (CP) Jo- I sepli f Ciiip) Yablonsky, whose i i parents and sister were slain Barrel! Ackenuan. la, is also llljs aftci. the father i in satisfactory condition tollow- j ing surgery for second-degree burns and lacerations to the j chest, arms and hands. Two other boys, who were also using slow-burning gun- powder to power tiny cars in a science experiment, were iiv jured in the explosion at Simon Fraser Junior High School. A high school spokesman said the experiment bad been i done before and without inci- dent, but this time Hie boys i started without supervision I from a teacher. OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A-MA All highways In the Leth- bridge district arc bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is dition. Banff to Revelstoke is bare and in good condition. Motroists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The contested the international pres- idency of'the United Mine Work- ers, said here Friday he hasn't decided whether lo endorse a candidate in nest week's elec- tions in the union's District 26. Mr. Yablonsky told a news conference he "may or may not endorse a candidate." He said he came to Nova Scotia because next Tuesday's election for top officers in the district is the first district election since De-jto p m Del 7 m to 8 pm K0osevillc, B.C., 8 Banff-Radium ami highways are bare and in good condition. Creston Salmo highway Is bare and in good condition. Mo- torists me asked lo watch for fallen rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer'required when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. be he said. were alive, he'd ]wm's' Pwinill-nykcrta 8 a.m. to midmehC, Pass. 8 to 1 o.m. ;