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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Planning A For all your travel requirements . , . AIR CANADA - TIME AIR LTD. CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES CANADIAN WESTERN AIRLINES Call BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE tlllUlll Free Reservotion and Information Service - Wa also arrange reservations for all other Airlines and Steamsliips. The Letltbndae Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, June 22, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 18 A. E. CROSS WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE ABOVE MARKET PRICES GIVEN Record Reading In City Lethbridge and Edmonton shared the honor of being the hottests places in Alberta Sunday - officially the fu-st day of summer, as nine provincial temperature records were broken. Readings in both cities showed 92 degrees, breaking the old Lethbridge record set in 1912 by three-tenths of a degree. Other record readings with the previous high in brackets: Grande Praiiie 84 (79), Peace River 82 ( 75), Jasper 87 ( 83), Coronation 88 (81), Fort Mc Murray 85 (78), Red Deer 37 (79), Vermillion 87 (79). Conditions in southern Alberta are supposed to cool off some Monday, as an upper disturbance is expected to bring thunder storms and scattered showers. The forecast high and low temperatures Monday were 85 degrees and 55 degrees. Winds were expected to from the northwest at 20. The outlook for Tuesday i again sunny and hot. Two Huit In Accidents Three accidents, involving six vehicles, caused $5,500 damage and sent two people to St. Michael's General Hospital Saturday. At 12:20 p.m. at Scenic Drive and the 1200 block a car driven by Dorothy Trotter, 906 7th St. A S. was in collision with a car driven by Yosh Hattori of Picture Butte. Mrs. Trotter was detained in the hospital. Lois Hattori was released. There was $1,800 damage. Cars driven by Torrance Pocza and Max Corenblum, both of the city, collided at 12th Ave. S and the Mayor Magrath Service road at 8 p.m. causing $2,800 damage. There were no injuries. At 4 p.m. Saturday, cars driven by Yuen Tsang and James Weiler, both of the city, were in collision, causing $900 damage. There \vere no injuries. IS COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALUTION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 UKE ATHABASCA: AN OIL CAN BOOM TO CONTAIN THE OIL, HAY TO ABSORB IT Oil Mop-Up On Lake Athabasca Made Easier By Time Of Year BY JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer FORT CHIPEWYAN - The oil sUcks are gone from Lake Athabasca, but to a man cleanup officials say the pipeline break that caused the slicks couldn't have happened at a more fortunate time - if it had to happen at all. The Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. pipeline burst June 6 less than a mile from the GCOS plant at Tar Island, on the Athabasca River about 250 miles northeast of Edmonton. The broken line dumped about 50,-000 gallons of high - grade oil into the river before it was caught. If the break had happened bi the fall, the complex rivei-flow system involving the Peace River, Slave River, Athabasca Riv er and Lake Athabasca, plus a number of small tributaries, would have worked strongly against cleanup operations. If the prevailing winds had been from the north and east, the oil would have been trapped SAVE t"; 60% to ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE:  A $9.95 MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS  FREE INSTALLATION  10 MINUTE INSTALLATION  LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS  FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTB UFFLER IIMSTALLATIOIMa Phone 328-8134 509 6(h Avenue South R WATCH OUTII YOU MAY HAVE A DEADLY WEAPON E I! In all probability you have a deadly weapon in your home and do not realize it. For a half, used prescription from a past illness can sometimes be just as dangerous as a loaded gun. Protect yourself and your family by getting rid of left over medicines. Make a resolution today to clean out your medicine chest. If there is some question about the potency of any prescription medicine, bring the container in to us and we will honestly advise you whether it is wise to keep around the house or should be thrown out. Don't take unnecessary chances. COUPON OFFER ' Cut out this ad . . . and receive a 10% dis-I count on your next cash purchase from , Draffin's (offer excludes prescriptions). Expires July 15th, 1970. I I. ERAFFINS DRUG STORE PRESCRIPTION CHEMISTS DOWNTOWN - ROD - 327-3279 DISPENSARY - GEORGE - 328-61 at the small and narrow southwest end of the lake, and likely blown into the Slave River- and thence into Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories if it wasn't stopped. Much of the waterfowl nesting season was finished and the trapping season isn't until fall, so most of the animals weren't affected. Other factors too were fortunate: the oil was a high-quality, light - grade mix of naphtha kerosene and gas - oil, almost suitable for aviation fuel, so is easily dissipated. It could have been a heavy, relatively unrefined oil, similar to the cargo spilled at Chedabucto Bay on the Maritimes coastline, leaving a scum of black oil that -vvill stick to the rocks for years. Dr. Doug Stephen, a wilderness authority appointed by the federal government to super- vise the Athabasca Delta Task Force several days after the spill, said he was concerned more about what could potentially have happened - and what could still happen in the futiu-e - than he was about effects of the Athabasca spill. "We have this one under control now," he said, "and I don't think any lasting harm was done. But if we hadn't had every possible break going for us it could have been much, much worse." He said the oil followed the Athabasca River the 150 miles from the GCOS plant to the lake, and then started to cover the lake. "Our priorities were established after meeting with the local people, as guarding against harm to Fort Chipewyan's water supply; assuring the safety of the Fort Smith water supply (an the Slave River at the ^fWT Local Aviation Firms Seek Ownership Chan Application has been made to the Air Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission by Time Airways Ltd., Fowler Aircraft Rentals Ltd. and a newly - formed company. Fowler Aviation (1970) Ltd. for the purchase of Fowler Aircraft Rentals Ltd. The joint application by the Lethbridge firms also involves the transfer of authorized commercial services from Fowler Aircraft Rentals Ltd. to Time Airways and Fowler Aviation. Time Airways is applying to take over non - sched u 1 e d service to Great Falls. Fowler Aviation's appUcation is for charter and specialty services now operated by the rental firm. This includes flying training and aircraft sales. President of the new firm is H. W. Brow; the general manager is D. T. Fowler. Outside Pressures Seen In Report Farm Outlook Not Bright Fiiendsliip Centre Leaders Favor Movie Of Indian Life The movie, A Man Called Horse, termed "racist" by the Native Youth Alliance for Liberation has gained support from two leaders in friendship centre activity in Alberta. "From a wMte man's point of view, I came away with a tremendous amount of respect for the Indian," said Peter Cresswell, director of the Napi Friendship Assoc i a t i o n in Pincher Creek. "There are two scenes in the picture which are HoUywoodish but the rest of the film is about people." Mr. Cresswell said the movie is about the growth of respect and understanding between the wliite man in the film and the Indian tribe which captured him. "This is one of our main objectives in the friendship centre area and it was shown effectively by the film." Bob Ogle, director of the Calgary Native Friendship Centre and a court worker in Calgary, said the film portrayed a little more savagery than really existed. He said other than that, the film was really good. "There was nothing negative about the fihn but the Hollywood aspect didn't portray the scenes as they were, at least in some parts of the show." Wlien asked if the film would have any bearing on relations between the Indian and white society, he said, "after all it is a movie. The photography was great and the show did relate to both sides." Master's Degree Ken Osamu Okamura, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Okamaura of 2223 35th St. S. Lethbridge, recently received Ms masters degree in pharmaceutical chemistry fromi the University iof Alberta. The New Look at Chinook . . . "OFFICE FURNITURE SHOWROOM" offering a complete selection of office furniture for every taste and budget CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13th Street N. Phone 327-4591 border); protecting the local economy - fishing and fur-bearing animals; and only then, concern for the local flora and fauna. "The oil started to build up on the lake and we stretched absorbant booms across the river at strategic spots. The wind was then blowing the oil into a comer by the community. "Then the wtad shifted, and blew the remaining oil out into the lake, where it dispersed on its own." Dr. Stephen said the oil would be spread into a wider and wider slick until, when only one or two molecules thick it would be broken up by the water itself and attacked by natural bacteria and completely destroyed. A slick - licker device, which laps oil up with a giant tongue, and detergent were also used to break down the oil with varying degreees of success. And little remains to see. A fli^t over part of the lake and the river showed little trace of oU, although a few long and tenuous slicks could be seen, bleeding from small smears on the river banks. But even these are fast-disappearing and in any event are harmless because the banks are primarily tMck mud with nothing growing in them. The cleanup program cost more than $125,000 for GCOS and at least $30,000 for the federal government task force, and investigations are underway by the company to determine the cause of the pipeline break. What still concerns Dr. Stephen and others is that the same type of accident could so easily happen again. "We've just been lucky to now, and with the tankers in the north, you can be sure the Canadian north is going to get it too," Dr. Stephen said. Canadian agricultural products in general will experience outside pressures in the latter part of 1970, and the outlook is not very bright. This was a report released recently by the federal department of agriculture in the Canadian agricultural mid - year outlook. Barley prices can not be raised above the range of 1970 prices without risking loss of sales to local or imported corn in eastern Canada. If production this year holds close to 1969 levels, however, there could be a long - range trend to increased barley production in 1971. The wheat situation appears to remain basically unchanged in Canada, but world stocks are expected to be reduced appreciably. Prices will likely remain xinchanged. For rapeseed, a crop of 45 to 50 million bushels will bring prices of about $2.25 per bushel. If production greatly exceeds 50 million bushels, prices could be driven down to about the $2 level. Flaxseed prices could come under some downwai-d pressure, particularly if the United States decides to use export subsidies to move her large stocks. The increased Cana d i a n Dairy Commission subs i d y holdback against surplus production of manufacturing milk will likely result in a decline in production duruig the second half of 1970. Meanwhile, the world milk and dairy product stirplus remains constant and the price outlook is gloomy. Average potato yields this year should hold prices strong, with returns to growers being about the same for 1970 as in 1969. Poultry production appears to be on a rapid increase in 1970, v.ith much pressure applied on broiler and egg prices. Hog production is increasing rapioiy, particularly in western Canada, and prices could drop UFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. LACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Open Saturdays Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-2822 $100 Fine A Lethbridge man, Gary Arthur Lynn, 2:2, was fined $100 and costs or 30 days in jail when he was found guilty in magistrate's court in Lethbridge Friday of assault. He was fined an additional $50 ond costs or 18 days in jail for supplying liquor to a minor. Bowns Back After Course Wilf Bowns, majiager .of tlie Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, is back in his office today following a one - week course on chamber management at the University of West ern Ontario. The 24th annual Canadian Institute for Organization Management was attended by about 70 chamber and trade association" executives from Vancouver to Newfoundland. FINES AND FEES There was a total of $82,996 paid out in fines, fees' and licences at the city police station for the first five months of 1970. Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans-Unit 34 BINGO IN THE CLUBROOMS Tuesday, June 23 JACKPOT $250 $60 Blackout in 58 Nos. For Members and Tliei.- Guests! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. ANNUAL DUTCH AUCTION SALE IS ONI BIGGER and BETTER THAN EVER! 2 examples of the valuesi Item No 51 TOMORROW IS THE TH DAY! 4 It's a new Twist where prices go down each day by 5% for 10 days. BUSHNELL 10x50 POWER BINOCULARS Regular Sale Price ......... 114.00 Tomorrows' 4th Day price, only 97.70 StIi Day Price, only ......... 92.82 ITEM No. 24 BELL AND HOWELL AUTO ROAD 308 MOVIE CAMERA Regular Sale Price .......... 99.50 Tomorrow's 4th Day Price, only 85.32 5th Day Price, only.......... 81.06 Advance bids require 10% deposit and are refundable In full if you are outbid. Advance bids must be for the exact amount shown on front of Dutch Auction Sale Card. McCREADY-BAINES PHARIVIAa LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-3555 Wheat Meetings Four meetings have been scheduled in southern Alberta by the recently - formed Pal-liser Wheat Growers' Association. The organization, h e a d-quartered in Regina, was formed tliree months ago and now has 8,000 members. It seeks to find solutions to current wheat growing problems on the Prairies. Meetings will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bow Island and Warner. The Warner meeting is to be held in the Library hall. Wednesday at 8 p.m. meetings will be held in Barons (Community Hall) and Vulcan (Legion HaU). STUDENT COOKS Eleven students mth experience as cooks are available for summer -jote -through the Canada Manpower Centre student placement division in Lethbridge. & to the $28-$30 level this faU. Lower prices and higher levels of slaughter can be expected in both Canada and the U.S. Beef production will increase, particularly in western Canada, where herds are being built up as farmers retain more beef females. This marks the first increase of cattle and calf numbers in Canada since 1964, but it will take two to three years for this increase to be reflected in significantly higher slaughter volume. G>aldale Man ICiUed In Calgary Cornelius Van Ryn, 28, of CJoaldale, was killed in a two-car collision in Calgary Saturday night. Also killed was Reinhold Schlagel, 37, of Calgary, driver of the car in which Mr. Van Uyn was a passenger. Calgary police say the Impact of the intersection collision carried both vehicles half a block. Mr. Van Ryn was the son of Mrs. Nicholas Cornelius Van Ryn of Coaldale. WESTMINSTER DRUGS Westminster Shopping Centre 13th St. N. Phone 328-7833 FOR FREE DELIVERY O Prescription Service  Exclusive North Lethbridge Revlon Dealer HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Monday thru Friday Saturday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Holidays ^ 10th ^ ANNIVERSARY SALE ALL TIRES ON SPECIAL F78 X 14 - 4 Ply Tubeless Nylon Fleetwood Passenger Tire 20'' Reg. 37.90 NOW .... COMPLETE LIFETIME WARRANTY Fibreglass Belted Tires At Lowest Prices In Town LEONARD TIRE MART LTD. 1902 2nd Avenue South Phono 327-3580 "WE KNOWINGLY.UNDERSELt" ;