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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Atomic accident news is hushed WASHINGTON -The United SUites government dis- closed Thursday that an acci- dent occurred Oct. 20 it its Oak atomic Facility involving highly secret experimental equipment. One experimental device was virtually destroyed and some others were an Atomic Energy Commis- sion spokesman said. Disclosure of the ac- which no one was reported hurt and the cause of which is not yet deter- held up for nine days because the project is secret and sensitive he said. The project is aimed at developing a new process for producing uranium for weapons and power plants. The spokesman explained that progress oh U.S. ex- periments with the the long been kept secret from any including friendly in part because the process if could be used to produce fissionable uranium for weapons. And he said AEC scientists felt they had to evaluate the situation before even disclos- ing that an accident had happened involving the ex- periments. The gas centrifuge process is one designed to separate fissionable Uranium-IBS from essentially nonfissiooaWe U- 238 in samples of natural uranium ore containing both types. If the process would replace the highly com- plex gaseous diffusion process for separating the two kinds of uranium. Describing the Oct. 20 acci- the AEC said an advanc- ed model of an experimental gas centrifuge was virtually destroyed test-stand And when .the model the AEC damaged a number of other units and support were no personal in- it added. mately four ounces of uranium hexa fluoride gaseous were releas- ed in the but there was no overex- posure of The commission also dis- closed that centrifuges have failed previously during the screening but those failures did not significantly affect operation of other It said a special AEC com- mittee is investigating. 4lberta plans amphitheatre for Spokane world fair EDMONTON A small natural amphitheatre on Canada Island will be Alberta's main contribution to the Spokane World Expo the Alberta government said Thursday. Bob minister of and Horsl minister for youth and said in a joint announcement that Alberta would try very hard to blend its. contribution into the en- vironmental theme of the fair. Canada Island is being developed by the federal government. It will be a per- manent park area between two channels of the Spokane and only a few blocks from Spokane's downtown area. The Alberta amphitheatre will remain after the fair as a permanent gift to the people of Spokane. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 29 18 .14 Pincher Creek... 27 15 .25 Medicine Hat 32 20 .13 Kdmonton 30 18 .05 26 9 .15 Calgary......... 27 13 .09 Victoria 50 36 Prince Rupert... 46 27 Prince George 32 19 Kamloops....... 45 28 Vancouver...... 47 31 Saskatoon....... 31 20 .05 Regina 30 20 .19 Winnipeg 38 28 Toronto___..... 50 37 .02 Ottawa......... 51 41 -.07 Montreal 50 43 .22 St. John's....... 51 46 .59 Halifax......... 58 47 .64 Charlottetown 56 41 .22 Fredericton..... 57 45 .77 Chicago 50 42 .02 New York 60 48 Miami........... 85 73 .04 Los Angeles...... 71 61 Las Vegas 82 69 Phoenix 81 51 Athens 63 54 Rome 61 41 Paris........... 54 43 London......... 54 50 Berlin.......... 41 23 Amsterdam..... 55 41 Moscow 32 30 Lethbridge Calgary Cloudy with very light snow today and Saturday. Highs to- day near 20. Lows near 10. Highs Saturday. 15-20. Medicine Hat Very light snow today and Saturday. Highs today 20-25. Lows near 10 above. Highs Saturday 15- 20. Columbia Kootenay Region Today and Sunny with cloudy periods except along the eastern mountain slopes intermittent snow. Kresh winds in some valleys. Highs today near 35. Lows tonight around 10. Highs Saturday near 30. MONTA'NA East of Continental Divide Colder with snow at times today and tonight. Snow decreasing to flurries most sections Saturday and con- tinued cold. Highs today 20s. Lows tonight 5 to 15. Highs Saturday 15 to 25. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness and colder with scattered snow flurries mostly near Continen- tal Divide today and Saturday. Highs both days 25 to 35. Lows tonight 10 to 20 except near zero higher valleys. Don't Miss BONANZA DAYS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 Five Days of Fantastic Bargains Refreshments and Prizes See the Display of Machinery and Irrigation Equipment CELEBRATING OUR 31sl ANNIVERSARY GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway ion 1202 Phone 321-1141 Highway 1 reported bare md dry. Widening of one mile sec- ton of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways art in good driving condition. TMl LtTHMNDOl NMALO-I Air talks stalled OF ENTRY and Closing Carway V t.m. to 10 Chief Mountain CoutU 24 Del kmita 9 a.m. to 6 Kingtgate 24 Porthlll-Rykerts 8 .m to Wild Hone8a.m. Fireman suspended Edmonton fireman Ray Gerlitz says he was sus- pended for three days without pay after posing for this newspaper photo- i c h shows electrical charges passing through a fire department truck. Remembrance Day program announced OTTAWA Two Maritime students and a 78- year-old widow will travel to Ottawa to take part in Nov. 11 Remembrance Day the Royal Cana- dian Legion announced Thur- sday. Margaret Santo of who lost two sons in the Second World will place one of seven official wreaths at the National War Memorial. The Susan Tower of and Matthew Wright of New Ger- will represent youth in the wreath placing ceremony. They are. winners of the Royal Canadian Legion's es- say contest on Remembrance Day. Other official wreaths will be placed -by Gbv.-Gen. Roland Prime Minister Gen. J. A. chief of defence R. G. Legion national .president and by a representative of the diplomatic corps. Full pensions plan approved by committee OTTAWA The Com- mons miscellaneous es- timates committee voted un- animously Thursday in favor of a motion that would allow retired MPs and senators to collect full pensions while holding other federal govern- ment jobs. The private spon- sored by Marcel Lambert would remove current restrictions that prevent retired RCMP and armed forces officers from collecting pensions while holding federal government positions. The which received little or no opposition from committee now returns to the Commons for consideration. Although no firm criticism surfaced some MPs have argued that if the motion is it might lead to abuse. A retired army for could be in a posi- tion to get a Job in national defence and end up being paid OTTAWA -CanaoW Unlted States air talks have stalled became of American demands that U.S. lir carriers operate in Canada free of certain Canadian tran- sport commission say informed sources. This latest crisis in the air negotiations has cropped up despite agreement on other major issues including a large share of Canadian charter traffic conceded to the U.S. It is for ex- that Canadian negotiators have agreed to allow American carriers to have 25 per cent of the Cana- dian passenger traffic to 25 per cent of the Hawaii business and 40 per cent 'of the remaining market which includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. At the Canadian carriers have almost all this and regional and charter air carriers have trongly opposed any .concessions. Washington has long sought an policy in Canada that would mean freedom to operate without charter regulations. Michael a top U.S. said in Washington Thursday that talks have reached a and that there are no imme- diate plans for resuming dis- cussions. Transport Minister Jean Marchand said in Ottawa that negotiations have not broken down and that he remains optimistic that a settlement will be readied. the two negotiating teams have agreed on a new package of regularly- scheduled air routes to be handed out to airlines in the two countries. Final approval of the routes settlement depends on a resolution of the charter issue. Mr. Marchand said Monday that he regards the routes agreement as more important to Canada than the charter is- sue. He hinted the government might make concessions to reach an over-all agreement. The transport minister held discussions Thursday after- noon with top transport department officials and Edgar transport com- mission president. The stumbling block to a final settlement of the charter issue is understood to be American insistence that U.S. carriers be freed of certain transport commission regulations. Earlier in the Washington objected to Cana- dian and in- clusive tour charter regulations. The primary rights rule gives Canadian air- lines the right of first refusal on Highis originating Canada and which U.S carriers are seeking. .The inclusive tour regula- tion requires American carriers to bring in one charter group from the U.S. in return for one from Canada. There are few U.S. inclusive tour charter groups flying into Canada but a heavy flow the other way. Inclusive tours include the price of ac- commodation and other ser- vices. A government source said the negotiations will continue as no one wants to break them off. we aren't going to sell the QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Mechanic Furniture Bldg. 328-7684 WANTED 100 loads of broken concrete chunks Excellent place for disposal at Lethbridge Country Club PHONE 327-2527 Meet Jamie Littlefeather ...he's proud. He's eight years and one hundred years proud. Proud to be an Albertan. Proud to be a part of the tapestry of people and places and events that make up Alberta. Jamie's ancestors were here in the they helped make our province what it is today. His heritage forms an important part of the but next year two colours really stand out. They're the colours of scarlet and the colours traditionally associated with the who have been growing with Alberta for one hundred years. So next do yourself proud. Be a part of that centenary. Join the celebrations with Jamie Littlefeather. and everyone else who boasts of being an Albertan. From our proud the of our future. ALBERTA-R.C.M.P. CENTURY CELEBRATIONS P.O. BOX ALBERTA. T6J 2P4 ;