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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, Juno 22, 1970 Japanese People Aroused At Remark By PM Trudeau OTTAWA (CP) - Former prime minister John Diefenba-ker has said that a remark by Prime Minister Trudeau on his recent Asian trip roused antagonism toward Canada among the Japanese people. "Generally speaking, the people were deeply aroused, even made antagonistic to Canada, as a result of an observation of the prime minister of the danger of Japan becoming a military power," Mr. Diefenbaker said. "That had a very detrimental effect." The former prime minister referred to a news conference Mr. Trudeau gave in Hong Kong in which he referred to the anxieties felt by Asians at the ruse of China on the one hand and of Japan on the other. Mr. Diefenbaker subsequently Kaiser Chief Balsley and Former Mayor Ungaro Cut Ribbons; Veteran Miner Charles Kozler and Wife Hold Plaque 'Realization Of A Dream? Mark New Coal Town Opening By D'ARCY RIO'ARD Herald District Editor SPARWOOD - Gerard Balsley, vice - president and general manager of Kaiser Resources, cut the ribbon at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in a small, pine encircled park here, to officially open the new townsite. Two hundred people watched the ribbon flutter, heard a flurry of speeches, witnessed the unveiling of a plaque and bowed heads as Rev. Leslie Trainor began the blessing with the words: "Oh God by whose word all things are made holy, pour down thy blessings on this new town of Sparwood." Maple Leaf and British Co- HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 ofh St. 5. 327-7152 lumbia flags fluttered in the breeze, clouds raced along Hammer ridge of the Rockies, a pair ct Mounties in scarlet tunics saluted, and five miles to the east smoke and dust spewed frami the biproduct plant of Michel No. 1 mine where 90 per cent of the old coal - dust blackened homes have been pushed down to send occupants scurrying to the new town. Kaiser Resources owns Michel. Its goal is to erase it from the map. The ceremony was the culmination of a five . year struggle. It's still going on. Relocation is not complete. Sparwood's acting mayor Siro Cimolini opened proceedings by introducing former mayor Orlando Ungaro. "Without his energy and drive we would have dropped the project three years ago," said Mr. Cimolini. Mr. Balsley was introduced as one of two who achieved the most in the two projects: land assembly and urban renewal. I Mr. Ungaro was the other. Mr. Balsley was said to be responsible for the decision that launched the building boom at Sparwood. Motorists flashing through British Columbia's newest town don't 6ee this booming construction. It's not visible from the Southern Trans - Provincial Highway. But it's there, shielded from view by a stand of timber, sheltered on all sides by the mountains. Interviewed later, Mr. Balsley said: "Sparwood needs land. They've got that. Sparwood needs financing. Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation is being helpful in that regard. They need support of the community and support of industry. I think they've got that. Certainly, they've got Kriser's support." He said Sparwood must grow to accommodate new p e o pie and also to make a place for people moving out of the old towns of Natal and Michel. "The provincial government owns most of Natal and I think it plans to destroy all of it." said Mr. Balsley. Gathered at the park were Sparwood aldermen Mrs. Molly Latka, Joseph Altomare, Siro Cimolini, Earle Tabor and John D. Lowe. Aid. Alex Walker was not present and also missing was Mayor John Thomson, now recovering in the Michel Hospital from surgery on his leg. These names are inscribed on the bronze plaque under these words: "The New Townsite of Sparwood opened by Orlando Ungaro, former mayor, and G. E. Balsley of Kaiser Res o u r c e s Ltd., June 21, 1970. A land assembly scheme under the joint co-operation of the province of British Columbia, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the District of Sparwood." Also inscribed are the names of municipal clerk Lorretta Montemurro and works super- MACKENZIE'S Diamond Merchants  Jewellers ttoiNA  ttacATOON  moose jaw  mince auert caioaxy  1ETHBRIDGE For the Wedding Gift shell always remember IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4fh Avenue South - Phone 328-4214 intendent Avelino Cimolini; Cunningham and Shannon Ltd., general contractors, and Underwood, McLellan and Associates Limited, consulting engineers and1 planners. The latter firm was represented by A. R. Pasini of Edmonton, formerly of Calgary, a director. He unveiled the plaque and said the contractor will build a cairn to complete the monument. Special guests at the open' ing were Fernie Mayor Reno Lenardon and his wife; Okan-agan - Kootenay MP Douglas Stewart and his wife and MLA Leo T. Nimsick of the Kootenay riding. SEWAGE PLANT After a tour of the secondary sewage treatment plant (capacity with some alterations, 2,500 people; cost from $130,000 to $160,000) the participants and spectators gathered in the Sparwood Secondary School to hear a review of Natal's history of the 1960s by former mayor Orlando Ungaro and other speeches. Said Mr. Ungaro: "For me it (Sparwood) is the realization of a dream." He recalled the glad day, May 12, 1967, when Kaiser Steel and Crow's Nest Industries announced plans for an economic venture that was to pump millions into southeastern B.C. and bring the Sparwood dream to life again. "You are in the centre of the province's most booming industrial area." Gene Clerrmer, manager of public and industrial relations for Kaiser Resources, told the audience to erase a "phantom idea" of company or government and replace it with the concept of people making decisions. "People must produce more if there is to be more to be distributed," he said. Urban renewal and land assembly were projects headed by responsible people who agreed to move ahead together. MP Doug Stewart reviewed progress made by the department of regional economic expansion in providing hundreds of new jobs. MLA Leo Nimsick of the New Democratic Party said Premier Bennett had reneged on his statement of six years ago that relocation would be accomplished in three years. "1 feel very sorry completion (of urban renewal) is not accomplished," said Mr. Nimsick "This day should have been a day of rejoicing, rejoicing they rould get. out of the polluted, dust - ridden areas. But the completion did not take place." He called for a new meeting of all levels of government to finish the job. Oil Refinery Plant Fire Snuffed Out FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) - A weekend fire at the Witco Chemical Co.'s Amilie refinery raged more than 30 hours, killed three men and destroyed more than 1,000,000 gallons of fuel and lubricants. Refinery manager L. C. Bor-rell said about 20 to 40 per cent of the multi-million-dollar facility's production capacity was destroyed by the fire, which began after a series of explosions Friday. By the time the flames were extinguished Saturday, crumpled hunks of blackened steel were all that remained of about 40 storage tanks. They had contained oil, gasoline and highly volatile naphtha. Firemen were called back to the scene Sunday when a small storage tank exploded. The charred body of David Depugh, a volunteer firemen from nearby Cornplanter, and the bodies of the other two victims, both refinery workers, were recovered. Fourteen persons weWT injured. Three remained in critical condition at hospitals. made his own trip to some of the countries visited by Mr. Trudeau, including Japan, as well as to Taiwan and South Vietnam. Interviewed on the CBC TV program Encounter, Mr. Diefenbaker argued Saturday night that Japanese military power "cannot be brought about" because of constitutional limitations. Japan was not taking its Dentist Predicts Cavity Pill ST. LOUIS (AP) - Within 10 years people will be immunized against cavities by swallowing a pill, Dr. Hnrry Klenda, president cf the American Dental Association, said Sunday. He said the dental profession is working on ideas for transplanting teeth, developing an to prevent taoth decay, and producing a new filling that will unite and grow with teeth. Provinces Can Block Tax Reforms JASPER, Alta. (CP) - Former Alberta Premier E. C. Manning says that if provincial governments do not agree with federal tax reforms they cannot be carried through. Mr. Manning told delegates to the annual meeting of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada during the weekend that an objective of the white paper was tax reforms that would be acceptable to the provinces. "And they do not have the provincial governments' agreement at present." Mr. Manning said that uncertainty resulting from the white paper has deferred capital expenditures that could run into hundreds of millions of dollars. This could have effects on economic growth as well as social objectives, he said. JOHN DIEFENBAKER . . had detrimental effect proper share of responsibility In providing forces to stand against communism. 'SHOULDN'T SAY IT' Mr. Diefenbaker said prime ministers should not make statements of the kind made by Mr. Trudeau. "The prime minister can hold such views that he can come to the conclusion that they're right, but to give them publicity and throw them into the public forum is not something that brings about friendship for a country." Mr. Diefenbaker reiterated his strong opposition to Canadian recognition of the government of mainland China, saying it would be viewed by anti-Communist southeast Asians as approval of Communism. He had met on his trip with representatives of Common-wealth nations as well as others, "and without exception these nations took the �tand against recognition." Talks between Canada and mainland China on establishing diplomatic relations have been going on in Stockholm for more than a year. Construction Of School Near Air, Strip Opposed SLAVE LAKE (CP) - A group of parents are opposing construction of an elementary school because it is near a proposed extension of an air strip. About 75 parents met and complained to district superintendent Fred Dumont that the site is too close to the planned extension of an airstrip. Work on the site began last Friday. The school is scheduled to open in September. Mr. Dumont told the parent's meeting the school was necessary to relieve overcrowding In the present all - grade school. A new high school also is planned for completion in 1971. He said the flight path for the extended airstrip would not go over the elementary school site. Slave Lake is 125 miles northwest of Edmonton. GENE R AL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE "N^^ WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT NDI* LEADERSHIP PROSPECT - Edward Brondbcni, 31-year-old bachelor with n doctorate in political science from the London School of Economics and P o 1 i t ical Science, Sunday became the first nnnoiificet! candidate to succeed T. C. Douglas as New Democratic Party leader in 1971. Mr. Broadbent is MP for Oshawa - Whitby. The leadership convent io n will be held In Ottawa April 21-24. DIRECT ORIGIN The United States Capitol's professional guide system was developed directly from the Pliiladelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. p(L ABOVE 12-ftft OV ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE TUESDAY 4:24 SUNSET 8:43 Lcthbridgo........ 92 62 .. Waterton........ 86 57 .. Pincher Creek .... 86 57 .. Cranbrook...... 91 55 .. Medicine Hat..... 89 65 .. Edmonton....... 90 57 Banff........... 84 52 .03 Calgary......... 87 61 .02 Victoria......... 73 47 Penticton........ 88 60 .01 Prince George ... 81 49 .11 Kamloops........ 95 59 .. Vancouver....... 75 59 .. Saskatoon....... 82 63 .. Regina.......... 83 55 .. Winnipeg........ 76 51 .. Thunder Bay..... 80 43 Toronto..........65 46 .. Ottawa.......... 76 52 .. Chicago......... 72 59 .02 New York....... 65 61 .43 Miami.......... 86 80 .. Los Angeles...... 71 65 Las Vegas.......110 80 SYNOPSIS Strong gusty northwest winds brought cooler conditions to central and southern Alberta regions today, the change to cooler air was less noticeable in nothern areas. Tuesday will see a return to mainly sunny weather and seasonable temperatures. Lcthbridge - Mainly sunny Tuesday with little change in temperature. Winds NW25 and gusty today becoming light overnight. Low - high 55-75. Medicine Hat - Mainly sunny Tuesday, little change in temperature. Winds NW20 and gusty. Low - high 60-80. Columbia - Kootenay - Sunny, becoming cloudy with a few showers and isolated thunder-showers this afternoon, clearing late this evening. Sunny with a few cloudy intervals Tuesday. Winds light. Low tonight and high Tuesday at Cranbrook 50-80. Castlegar 65-85. Owatonno Presents . . . SWATHERS and WINDR0WERS  Extrn wirl� crop conditioner!.  Contour flotation.  One platform eon be raised a foot while tha other end hugt the ground.  Individually powered trimping roles produce thorough but gentle conditioning.  No thredding  No tearing  Stems are power crimpled. SEE THEM TODAY1 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways in the Leth-bridge district are 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. Motroisls are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Crcston - Salmo highway Li bare and in good condition. Motorists are asked to 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 Times): CoutU 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m'. to midnight, Logan Pass, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ik ;