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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Juno 30, 1970 THE LETHCKIl'GC I'lRAlD 5 Pheasant Population Expected To Be High JL EDMONTON signs; Dr. Smith said the pheasant its I breeding seasons Uie last two years were excellent. A good hunting season had been fore- indicate Alberta will have largest pheasant, population in a decade this fall. But whether hunters will be allowed to feast i cast for on them rests with the Alberta mercury cabinet. A cabinet order last fall cancelled the season on pheas- ants and Hungarian partridge alter a study revealed that mercury levels in the birds' flesh were four to 10 times the recommended safe level. The 1970 pheasant and Hun- garian partridge season in Al- berta opening has been set for October 9 but whether there will be one still depends on how high the mercury comtamina- tion is. Before the 1970 season is finally approved, said Dr. J. Donovan Ross, Alberta lands and forest minister, Monday, there will be testing of birds collected this spring, summer and early fall. Dr. S. B. Smith, provincial wildlife director, said a follow- up investigation of pheasants shows that "less than 10 per cent have any appreciable mer- cury and in these it is last fall before the contamination was discovered. He said the number of cock relatively small. "The situation looks a lot better" than it did after the study last summer which re- sulted in the hunting ban. Hunters in pursuit of the wily, swift birds come to Al- berta from other parts of West- ern Canada and the northwest- ern United States, adding to in tourist revenue a year. Alberta has long been consid- ered the principal pheasant- rmnling region in Canada. Many confirmed pheasant hunters view most other game birds as unworthy of their time and anti- clamtic to the challenge ottered by the elusive pheasant. fn prospect for them Uiis year, subject to anticipated cabinet approval, is a pheas- ant population estimated at considerably above the aver- age birds. Estimates have ranged to Extend Ban On Killing Blue Whales LONDON (Reuters) Dras- tic moves to conserve the dwin- dling whale population have been agreed on by the 12-nation International Whaling Commis- sion after a week-long meeting here, it was learned today. The existing ban on the killing of blue whales in the North Pa- cific will be extended for the next five years and the prohibi- tion on tapping humpback whales in the same area will continue for another three years. fn a bid to tighten conserva- tion measures voluntarily agreed by North Pacific whal- ing countries, the commission has for the first time decided to introduce official catch limits in tills area for the 1971 season. Fin whales are to be limited to 1.308. a reduction of about 10 per cent; and brydes whales to 4.710, a cut of 15 per cent, and the limit on catching sperm whales will be a reduc- tion of 10 per cent. The three whaling fleets oper- ating in the the Soviet Union and Norway- are being asked by the commis- sion not to increase substan- tially the level of their recent catches, which last year totalled units. It is understood that some del- egations pressed for a reduction in catches, but finally accepted the com- mission's "decision to maintain the status quo. Public Ownership Of Power Firms Would Save Money RED DEER (CP) Public ownership of power utilities would save Albertans "millions of dollars every the Pro- vincial Union of Rural Elec- trification was told here. Henry Young of Millett, o delegate to the association's 20th annual convention, said public ownership of all power facilities "would elimin- ate tiiree different power com- panies, three different staffs of executives and a lot of other costly duplications." The three major power com- panies serving the province are Calgary Power, Northwestern Utilities Ltd. and Edmonton Power. A resolution urging public ownership of such facilities was passed by the delegates but no vote count was available from convention organizers. CRITICIZE OPERATIONS On a similar note, a resolu- tion carried by a small margin criticized existing power com- panies' operations. "The private companies have failed to operate the distribu- tion of electrical power econ- omically for the last 20 it said. "They have proved that themselves by making applica- tion to the public utilities board for the increase in their rates1 to be charged for electrical en- ergy." This resolution urged the pro- vincial government "to take over the electrical power, place it under government ownership and refund the members of ru- ral electrification all their mon- ey invested in their power lines." ADMIT WOMEN MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Delegates to the Lutheran Church in America convention have shattered tradition by moving to admit women to the ministry, on a par with men, the first time a Lutheran church body in the United States has done so. With baptized members, it is the largest of three major Lutheran denomi- nations. STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME If you have had little success In finding summer employment, Why not investigate Jhis opportunity to help yourself finan- cially and to serve Canada part time in company with a fine group of other young men. A requirement exists, in Southern Alberla, for approximately 200 male students to undergo seven weeks training with Canada's Militia. You will be paid at Militia rales of pay. You must be between !he ages of 16 and 24, and medically fit to military standards. At the end of seven weeks you will have had summer employment and you will be offered the opportunity to continue service wifh a local militia unit if you so desire Enrolment in the Militia will take place beginning 6 July 70. From now until ihen you must register at your local armoury to indicate your Interest. Full details of train- ing to be undertaken will be provided at that time. Contact your local armoury on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between a.m. and p.m., Tuesday, Thurs- day and Friday evenings between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to leorn more about, and to register for, this employment. -in Calgary, Mewafa Armoury, 8th Ave. and llth St. S.W. Phorw 263-5516 Lethbridge, Kenyan Field Phone 327-2650 Medicine Hat, Patterson Armoury Phone 526-2636 ACT NOW! VACANCIES ARE LIMITED! pheasants killed during the fall hunting, averaging about 000 a year, has nothing to do with the population. The number taken is adjust- ed by individual daily bag limits to leave more than enough for breeding stock. Winter blizzards are the major annual threat to the pheasant population, and smother thousands of birds while covering available feed. There have been few blizzards the last two winters and when combined with the mild springs have brought propagation and survival of chicks to its peak. If the cabinet approves the season, Dr. Smith said, "we would expect a very good hunt- ing season this fall." Source of the poisonous mer- cury contamination was be- lieved from seed grain treated with mercuric fungicides and from carelessly discarded chemicals and containers. Dr. Smith said that many farmers this year are not using mercury-based treatment com- pounds and are aw7are how of the necessity for safe disposal of contaminated surplus mater- ials. UP THE BARRICADES British Iroops sand guard on a Belfast, Northern Ireland, street, Monday, as a bulldozer removes a wrecked car used as a barricade in the Catho- lic section of the city during rioting this weekend. Although the violence has subsided in Northern Ireland, reinforced'British troops are remaining alert there, under orders to shoot anyone seen carrying arms. Business Spotlight By WALTER KREVENCIIUK CALGARY (CP) Natural gas has come a long way since it caught fire and destroyed a Canadian Pacific Railway wa- ter-drilling rig at Langevin, Alta., in 1883. CPR crews soon put the gas to its first useful Western Canada, purpose m firing the boiler used to drill a second watef well. By 1969, the industry was serving customers in Canada. Sales amounted to cubic feet a day worth while byprod- ucts such as gas liquids and sulphur brought in another Once an importer of natural gas, Canada exported cubic feet to the United States in 1969 for and the national energy board estimates Canada will be ship- ping about cubic feet across the border by 1980. Alberta produces 88 per cent of Canada's natural gas, but the country's gas-processing indus- try was born in the Ontario vil- lage of Tilbury more than half a century ago. GAS WAS SOUR Natural gas discovered at Til- bury soon after the First World War was not the odorless "sweet" methane produced in other parts of Ontario but was "sour" with a high content of foul-smelling poisonous hydro- gen sulphide. To remove the hydrogen sul- phide and make the Tilbury gas usable and safe, Canada's first natural gas processing plant was brought into operation in the early 1920s. What began as an Irksome and costly effort to eliminate a nuisance has become a major Canadian industry. Today, there are 112 natural gas-processing plants in Canada designed to produce one or more commercial byproducts. Capital investment in the instal- lations is more than Sulphur recovered from natu- ral gas is valued at more than an year and is soon expected to increase to annually. The other by- products of gas processing, which include propane, butane natural gasoline and others, have a value of For some Canadian process- ing plants, revenue from sul- phur, gasoline and liquid petro- leum gas byproducts exceeds revenue from the sale of pro- cessed gas. OUTPUT WAS LOW Canada's first sour gas sul- phur-conversion plant was put into operation by Shell Oil Co. in 1952. It produced long tons for the year, an amount now produced in less than two days by the combined produc- tion of all Canadian companies. Canada became the world's second-largest supply source of industrial sulphur in 1966. Natural gas and its byprod- ucts are used for residential and Calgary Fund Goal Higher CALGARY United Fund has set its 1970 campaign goal at an increase of from last year's rev- enue. Fund chairman George Rob- bins said economic conditions in the country could make the goal difficult to achieve. In five of the last seven years the fund has failed to 1 reach its objective. commercial healing, generating electricity, as raw material for petrochemicals, in the produc- tion of some 150 synthetic chem- icals and as fuel in isolated dis- tricts. Natural gas accounts for more than 17 per cent of Can- ada's energy requirements. Large volume gas removal from Alberta was authorized in tile mid-1950s and between 1955 and 1968, was spent on gathering, transmis- sion and distribution pipeline systems. The Canadian Petroleum As- sociation estimates that Canada has potential available gas re- serves of cubic feet. -U 'Inrollec OTTAWA (CP) The def- ence depailincnt said Monday close to students may be enrolled in militia training ami for these positions. casual employment programs this summer. Stcpped-up programs in bolli areas were announced earlier the government to provide employment for students at a tini.0 when many are unable to obtain jobs because of high un- employment rates in the regular labor force. The department also an- nounced it will convert armories and c'Lher military quarters into tmugency sleeping quarters for travelling youths during the summer. Between and stu- dents 10 to 24 years old may be accepted for the militia training courses, to run seven to eight weeks, the department said. An- olher could be taken on as casual workers, for clearing ranges of bi'ush and other simi- lar jobs. Formal enrolment for the mi- Quc., working from July to Sep- tember. Federal m u n p o w e r centres are handling referrals The state secretary's depart- ment and the di-feieu depart- ment are organizing the emer- gency sleeping accommodations for transient Final selection of sites not been completed. enture To Be Sold Bnn n y lender OTTAWA Crown Assets Dispostal Corp. expects to have the aircraft carrier Bon- aventure turner! over to it offi- cially this week for disposal as surplus, a spokesman said today. That would mean declaring the Bonavcnlurc available for li ia training takes place July li.! sale by tender After about two weeks of basic training, the recruits get spe- cialized (raining in infantry, ar- tillery or ar'mor units. Students will be enrolled as privates and be paid S7 a day during basic training, a day after that. They will be al- lowed to join reserve units after training if they desire. Up to students will be employed in casual summer work on maintenance projects at bases across the country, with some openings for female typists, clerks. stenographers and Another will be taken on to clear ranges of brush at Gagetown, N.B., and Valcartler, about July 11, he said. The Bonaventure would be of- fered "in the condition in which we get he said. The defence department has been unable to sell the carrier to any nations on a select list of "friendlies." These include Aus- tralia and the like. An Edmonton man has of- fered for the Bonavent- ure for use as a recreational fa- cility on the west coast. The Commons public accounts committee says the much-publi- cized refit for the carrier, be- fore it was decided to get rid of it, cost Defence Min- ister Leo Cadieilx says the ac- tual cost was STTUD fOK FUN AND SUN... a MISSIS' PAMT TOPS OUR REGULAR PRICE 3.99 THURSi FRL SAT. 2 Sleeveless cotton knits that feature the long tail and V-neck! Colorful stripes in assorted sizes. 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