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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 Till inHBRlDOt HEKAID Saturday, Mcmli 10, News in brief No spill damage at Cold Bay COLD BAY, Alaska (AP) 1 dead waterfowl or animals and A United States Coast Guard cutler reported Friday that wildlife and beaches apparently have not been harmed by a fuel oil spill In Cold Bay at the western end of the Alask peninsula. A coast guard spokesman said the cutter Klamath, in pre- liminary observations, found no discovered only a light "irides- cent sheen" on parts of the bay, "Its a good the spokesman said. "Things could be a lot worse." Wildlife officials had feared some waterfowl in. the area might be harmed by the spill. Greeting card pioneer dead TORONTO (CP) William E. Coutts, millionaire pioneer of the Canadian greeting card business, died Friday night in his Toronto home. He was 90. A native of Feversham, Ont., he first worked in ttie stationary business and then the importing business. In 1931, he became Canadian manufacturer for Hall Brothers of Kansas City, Mo., and even tually dominated the greeting card business with his slogai "When you care enough to senc the very best." He sold part of the William E. Coutts Co. Ltd. to Mr. Hall's company in 1948 and the rest in 1958, but remained chairman of the Coutts-Hallmark business. He continued to work almost up to the time of his deali. Saskatoon seminar finds grain system 'diseased? By JIM NEAVES SASKATOON (CP) Can- ada's giant grain handling, stor- age and transportation system, which costs gram producers more than million a year te operate, was placed under Jie microscope and found dis- -ased in certain areas during a wo-day seminar that ended Tlaay' The seminar on the costs of Moroccan farm land nationalized RABAT, Morocco (AP) i was published in the Govern- The Moroccoi government an- ment Bulletin and went inlo ef- nounced today it had nation- feet Wednesday. It gave no de- alized foreign-owned agricul- tural land. Informed sources said the de- cree involves about acres, mostly owned by French citizens. The edict by King Hassan II tails. The sources said a commis- sion will study the question of compensation for the land- owners and later decrees will set the date for t h e actual takeovers. Nuclear weapon lalks resume GENEVA (Renter) Ne- gotiators from the United Slates and the Soviet Union resume their effort here Monday to limit the nuclear arms race by curbing strategic offensive weapons. Negotiating in tight secrecy at their respective diplomatic missions in Geneva, Ihe U.S and Russia will be trying to reach agreement on a com prehensive treaty limiting, anc perhaps reducing, offensive nu- clear weapons. Alberta may probe food prices EDMONTON may have a royal commission or special legislative commit- tee study rising food prices, premier Peter Lougheed said Friday. However, he told the legisla-1 affairs. ture, this would not occur untl at least next fall. Last week the governmen announced establishment of new department of consume Pearl buried quietly PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) The nine adopted sons and daugh- ers of author Pearl S. Buck luried her Friday under an ash :ree on her beloved Bucks County farm, a gravesite she chose herself in her own "good earth." The 80-year-old daughter of missionaries to China died Tuesday in Vermont. She had written 85 books. The most fa- mous was her second novel, The Good Earth, which won her the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. The funeral was private. The family first gathered around the plain mahogany cas- ket in the library of the big house Miss Buck bought in the 1940s to be near her only real child, a retarded daughter of her first marriage that ended In divorce. The daughter did not attend. There was no religious serv- ice and no minister, just a brief eulogy centering on Miss Buck's impact on world literature in nearly a halt-century of writing. Ready for the runoff Missy, the seven-year-old Basset Hound belonging to Syd Smith of Winnipeg, is ready for 1he spring runoff. Cozy hip waders were the solution this week when Missy set out to navigate slushy city streets. Commons assured U.S. trade bill fight continuing Dr. Donald Dever of Winnl- Grain Council, told the an extensive Informa- program be carried to faraers at local meet- m the alterna- tives mA make sure the produc- CTS can views sTble for Canadian card, said the problem Is not ust to do, but to know what to "It has to be co-ordinated and as to consider all the factors uch as cost, social and people, o lay a base of understanding nd work toward a conclusion." Canada rains Council arid the iity of Saskatchewan. Of the 950 lelegates attending, more t' ;00 were producers. He ,3 studles of the tern are being assessed for dis- at those meetings. staulation 0{ an ultimate system was being pre- ers and the producers them- some improvements are made. selves in assessing 'the system The grain system involves which moves Canada's most farmers who deliver the valuable asset for export at ei- grain to the elevators under ther Vancouver or Thunder permit system. From the eleva Bay Ont tors, the railways use betwee While there was a consensus P.000 boxcars an that modemizatior; was needed, hoppers to move he gram to 8 terminal elevators at Van and Thunder Bay. Eac boxcar has a capacity bushels wbil define as "uneconomical branch I lines could result in the death of I eminent specifically for small communities. Another major concern of the there was 111 lie agreement on which aspect should be changed first. A major concern is that the closing of what the railways- movement, can carry bushels. At movement, about 47 farmer is thai the costs of im- trains are operated in a week t proving the system will be Just empiycaTS m the country too much for him to absorb. Ioadcd cars to the PROVIDE COSTS Figures provided by the Can- ada Grains Council showed the iverage moving cost of 40 cents U of C receives Beny photographs CALGARY (CP) visual a photographs collection of 158 by the interna- tionally acclaimed photograph- er Roloff Beny, was officially presented to the University of Calgary Friday. Mr. Beny, a native of Leth- bridge, attended the presenta- tion made by his friend, Yousuf Karsh, equally famed portrait photographer from Otta w a. The ceremony marked the opening of Festival '73, a month long festival of fine arts sponsored by the universi- ty. The collection, acquired for the university by the Harold Siebens family of Calgary, documents Mr. Bcny's travels in 27 countries. It was first ex- hibited at the gallery of mod- em art in New York City in 19C8 and has Toronto. been shown in Diary of Lieut Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. AUGUST SATURDAY 1st Started at Good road marching parallel to Long River and tire cofeau of the Missouri. Crossed the Long River about 14 miles on and halted at crossing. A large number of ducks were shot along the river. I got about 25 myself. Long River again about 6 p.m. and camped at a marsh 2 miles beyond, excellent grass but had to go mile to the river for gccd water. On Monday my sketch of the Boundary Comm Rd. will give out and I shall be completely in (he hands of the guides, who doubtless, make marches in ac- cordance with tbeir ideas of a days work. Land poor, no wood at all. Fired a rocket for a man who was absent, although fired at a distance it frightened a number of the horses who stampeded as fast ss their hopples would let them, but were stopped at once by the picquet and extra men turned out in anticipation of such an event. SUNDAY 2nd: Camped all day. Service at am. Had a long pow-wow with the guides. Found that one of them was a re.jular Im- poster, by asking him the distance apart of certain places, knowing the true distance myself. This one says he speaks Blackfoot. Hope he Is telling the truth about it. Chemical trains may be stopped LONGWORTH, B.C. (CP) Residents of this tiny central British Columbia community and the neighboring hamlet of Penny threatened Friday to Dlace a human blockage on the ianadian National Railways line through the area unless the railway imposes stricter safety measures. Tbad Allen, spokesman for residents of tliis 40 miles west of where a CN freight train carrying chlorine gas and cuaslic soda was de- railed last Saturday, said the tracks would be blocked unless he received a "positive" res- ponse to a telegram sent Friday to Premier Dave Barrett and Prime Minister Trudeau, The telegram, which also was sent to the Canadian transport commission, Fort George MLA Alf Nunweiler and CN officials, said: "We demand, for the safety of our community, that the chemicals be shipped on small- er trains at lower speeds with chemical techicians on board." Two crewmen were treated for chlorine inhalation after 24 cars and three locomotives de- railed near Loos, about 80 By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) The federal government will continue its campaign against legislation now before the American Con- gress that could sound the death knell for the Canada-U.S. auto pact, Trade Minister Alis- tair Gillespie told the Commons Friday. "It is not a piece of legisla- tion we like in any he said !n reference to he protec- tionist Harfke-Burke trade bill wliich officials fear could end tlie 1965 agreement if it is ap- proved. Mr. Gillespie said the bill has been discussed with officials in Washington several times al- ready and further representa- tions are planned. He did not elaborate but said the most recent initiative was made earlier this week when he talked personally with "a senior official at His White House." He was sharply critical of statements made during the week by Democratic Senator Vance Hartke of Indian, co-au- thor of the bill before Congress. GILLESPIE CAUSTIC use its provisions to eliminate the agreement, Meanwhile, Transport Minis- ter Jean Marchand announced Friday that CP Air has been designated as the Canadian car- rier to the Peoples Republic of China and Air Canada has been given clearance to fly to two new-cities, yet to be named, in West Germany. It now flies only to Frankfurt. Mr. Marchand said CP Air flights will begin soon to the Chinese cities of Peking anc! Shanghai. Chinese flights to Canada on the same route are not expected for some lime since the Chinese government is just beginning to acquire long- range jels. els of grain was moved by the system during the year ended July 31, 1972. Walter Nelson of Avonlea, Sask., president of the Palliser] Wheat Growers Association, said constant study created con cern about the system's very existence but that the "patient" had rallied to handle the huge 1971-72 movement. "But the disease still exists and costly medicine being ad- ministered by all segments can- not continue he added. He said the operation must start soon to restore Iiealth to the industry, "hopefully within the next 10 years." destination. From Thunder Bay, the gra moves In about 80 vessels to ports on the Lakes St. Lawrence systen nada has grain customers more than 68 countries. Olio Lang, minister respo Slave Lake conflict loiitinues PEACE RIVER (CP) An affidavit alleging conflict of in- erest on the part of the mayor and two councillors of Slave Lake will be presented to Mr. Justice D. H. Owen in Alberta supreme court here Monday. The affidavit, filed earlier his week by a group of slave [jke residents, alleges Mayor Leo Boisvert and councillors Lloyd Miller and Leo Jantzi were in conflict of interest in development of a sub-division in the northern Alberta town. This was the latest develop- ment in the Slave Lake affair, over which the conservative government faced renewed op- position criticism in the legis- lature Thursday. The government has become embroiled through use of the RCMP to gather background files on three Slave Lake resi- dents who have been critical ot town council's actions. Uncertain cabn returns after Millhaven riot Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge H 1 51 48 52 33 39 He said the senator, inter- viewed on a CBC program Thursday, spoke largely from ignorance when lie criticized lha auto pact. In one case, he said, Mr. Hartke claimed wrongly that U.S.-built cars are subject to duty when they enter Canada. In fact, cars cross the border duty-free. The senator called the pact a form of U.S, aid to Canada and said he will do everything pos- sible to have his hill passed and KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) An uncertain calm returned to the Millhaven maximum-security prison Friday after tear gas had to be used Thursday night to quell rebelling convicts. "This morning the institution was quiet and following break- fast inmates In selected areas Pompidou urges spurn Reds' miles east last week. of Prince George, PARIS (CP) President Georges Pompidou urged French voters today to spurn the Communists in Sunday's national election make the choice for "a free society with all its imperfections and injus- tices." The president chose to go on television 12 hours after the campaign had officially ended Friday night and when opposi- tion politicians could not coun- ter with their own appeals. New 'rape' plant for Sexsmith EDMONTON (CP) A S5- million rape seed c r u s h ing plant is planned for northern Alberta by a newly fprmec company, agriculture minister Hugh Homer announced in the legislature Friday. Dr. Homer said the com pany, composed primarily o Edmonton and Grande Prairie businessmen, intends to pro ceed immediately with lh 55. Lows tonight 20s. West of Continental Divide- Cloudy today and Sunday with scattered rain or snow showers more numerous tonight de- creasing Sunday. Highs both days 40s. Lows tonight 23 to 35. Lunch program for Metis EDMONTON (CP) The >crla government is starting a' school lunch program in the irovince's 85 northern Metis :ommunilics, health minister eil Crawford said this week. The program will be started n the most critical areas about one third of the his year, he told the legisla- ture. The service woujd.be, pro- vided to the others ieraduallj He told Robert (SC- Kdsbiiry) that ipoor nu- trition among school thildren usually results from bad nieaj management by parents .who tiave the ability to provide wholesome food. In northern areas, however, it was a differ- ent story and that was the rea- Eon for the lunch program. EDWARDS HEAVY DUTY CULTIVATOR MODEL C319 Reducible fa 17' or extendable to 21' One hydraulic cylinder for depth control as well os lifting wing to t rani- port position Posilive depili control Designed to mount chain driven rocl weeder at- tachment See our display at Ag-Expo 73' GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PHONE 328-1141 COUTTS HIGHWAY MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1950 lit Avt. S. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Owner a goad Hock of pumpi and wcldinff equipment RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA AH highways bridge district in the are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway No. 1, Trans Can- ada, Calgary to Banff is bare but has some slippery sections. The Banff Revelstoke high- way had a light skiff of snow overnight. However, it has been plowed and sanded. Banff Kadium and Banff- Jaspei highways are In good winter driving condition. Motorists are asked to note that a 75 per eenl loading re- striction has been placed on Higway No. Gl from the east junction of Highway No. 36 to Foremost, and from one mile south of Foremost (o Many- berries. This loading restriction is ef- fective 7 a.m. on March 12. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing CoutU 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorse, e a.m. to 5 p.m, ;