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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, November 5, 1971 You Ask Me By IARRY BENNCTT QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furnilurn Bldg. PHONE 328-7614MI Tin1 niytli ui Atlantis may yd come nlivi1' nf the coastline of Western Canada and the United Stairs may soon offer mule tcsliir.eny to the futilily of Hie Vmtttl Stales and its ever incrcasir.g desire to ereate and honor "hill tmf." The 'Hint) test on Amchitka may have sonic doffiL-ive signilicanci-, but not lo those who function in the realm (if reality. Despite the protests from major world jxnvcrs, official protest.-; from neighboring countries and a deluge of tele- gram-. from coum-ned individuals, the United States scorns bent on the pa Hi of irresponsible and irrational action. It seems hypocritical that Ihe leader of the so-called finds it necessary to flaunt his toys to Ihe pcs- sihle detriment of Hie persons and environment bo presumes lo protect. Tlie and ecological arguments may bo based more en emotion than fact, hut the long-range diplomatic effects could be irreparable. The Amcliitka test is an extension of tlx; apparent ap- proaching isolatiunist policy of the United States as reflected by Hie ID por cor.; surcharge and the startling cessation of foreign aid a political embarra.ssrnent in the United rVaticns. The isolationist policy is precipitated generated by tire obvious overbearing intrusion of the "military mind" into the formation of governmental policies. The geographical location of the proposed test invites several interesting speculations: Do Ihe continuing nuclear tests by the U.S.S R. justify those of the United States, cr is the game of nuclear "oneup- manship" a ceaseless bad cycle? If the explosion is so safe why not test it in Nevada, the site of all ether recent U.S. underground nuclear detonations? Would the United States calmly sit by and allow the V.S.S.R.. Cuba or Canada to test a device of similar magni- tude so near its shoreline? If, in fact, the explosion is so safe and the effects so small, noes the United States still have the right to act with indifference to the pretests and fears of its neighbors? How can the United States speak of nucloar control and peace when they are testing yet another devastating ''kill If an ecological or geological disaster results immediate- ly or shortly after the "objectionable toy" test, will the Uni- ted States admit iis responsibility, or will it continue blithely on its path of egocentric hypocrisy? How v.-ill the radioactive waste left in the huge cavern after the explosion be treated: how long will it last and how will leaks lw prevented' If the blast unexpectedly vents itself, what protection or recourse do the surrounding countries have? It seems ironic that the weapon being tested a ground to air anti ballistic missile warhead designed to vaporize enemy warheads before they reach the U.S. will be deploy- ed on the Pino Tree ''defense" line on tire Canada-U.S. bor- der. If Hie offensive weapon is ever used, it would be detonated over Canadian territory and our country and people would suffer the ill effects of the blasts and fallout. 11 seems reasonable In speculate the only thing which could prevent the United States from continuing its paranoic power displays would be a major disaster such as the shat- tering of the San Andreas fault in California and the total destruction and submersion of large portions of the west coast. The worst feeling which appears to have resulted from the ill omened decision on the part of the president of the United States to continue to play the irrational overkill and "my toys kill better than yours" game seems to be a sense of utter futility. Futility on the part of national scientists, diplomats, environmentalist groups and individuals about how Hie United States can be stopped from its path of possible world destruction immediate if the explosion triggers it or long range if its policies don't radically change. There seems lo be no practical or reasonable answer, just an overbearing fear of what the United States might decide to do next. if irri i J UNIQUE firefighters Ralph May and Larry undetermined cause nearly aborted one of his treatments. The blackout Mead, fill the gasoline tank of a fire department emergency portable hit lakeview and an area east of 20th St. 5., south of 16th Ave. 5. and electrical generator used to provide power for the critical medical treat- north of 20th Ave. N. shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. Lakeview remained ment of Donald Muir. Mr. Muir, right, must undergo treatment on an dark for only an hour. The Muir home is in the other affected area and arlificial kidney machine three times a week. The power shortage of was without power for more than three hours. Bennett Photos City firefighters essential during power loss No licences sought By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer The southeast Ijethbridge I electrical power failure dyy night was responsible for 1 a unique emergency response i by city firefighters. The power failure occurred j while Donald Muir, 2210 23rd St. S.. was in the middle of a critical medical treatment. connected to a kidney machine which requires electricity. Firefighter Ralph May responded to a call from Mrs. Muir who said she would have to disconnect her husband from the machine if the power could not be turned back on. In order to provide the rr.uch-needed electrical Hay rushed to the Muir home with one of the fire department's portable gas-powered electric generators. He was assisted by firefighter Larry Mead. Mrs. Muir said If the power had not been provided within four minutes of the firefighter's arrival, her husband would have had to undergo two treatments to alleviate the affects of the one aborted by the power failure. "I had no idea the firefighters had the facilities to do all said Mrs. Muir. The kidney machine in the Muir household is the only one in southern Alberta and is one of the few in Canada and the United States in a Mrs. Muir said the machine is the property of Uie United Slates government. The machine and its operating expenses are supplied to Mr. Muir because he is a retired major of the United States Marine Corps and his disability is service connected. Mrs. Muir said her husband was the only American military man to have such a machine in his "other persons requiring the same treatment rr.ust go to she i I 'Palmer Ranch cattle sales 1 The Canadian cattle industry saw many firsts, including a I record price, whon Palmer j Ranch sold 440 cattle in excess Thursday. Two exotic breeds. Limousin and Maine-Anjou. were sold at t.ho first clay of tire two-day sale at Hillspring. with this thc first time in Canada a full-blood Limousin bull calf born in Can- ada was sold at auction. The hull calf, .sold by Brycc Stringam of Cardsion. brought a record Canadian price nf ?.jO.- 000 from Merle Derochie r.f Claresholm and Calgary. Derochie also paid for a full blood bred Limousin year- ling- There were 30 buyer? at the sale ring, all under a large tent at the rancli. with buyers from as far away as Houston. Texas. Bill Hart" of Calgary and Jim Nelson of Seattle were two of the most active buvcrs. almost everybody and Cy businr.ss manager for Palmer Ranches said this is thc first time credit a! a cattle i .c for credit the first day of sale, i idea mat it is but Mr. Hayes said if Uie money agjibusiiiess to situation in Canada was not Usually credit is only offered by special arrangement, lie About 15 people had applied There arc no plans afoot in Lellibridge at the present time to seek liquor licences for Uie Vales Memorial Center or tho University of Lethbridge. A government comittee, led by Calgary MLA Ron Ghitter, i.s currently studying provincial liquor legislation with a view to making some changes. Mr. Ghilier said priority is being given In licences for Uie Jubilee Auditoriums and uni- versity campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. He said his committee will make an immediate recom- mendation that liquor licences be awarded to the government- owned auditoriums in Calgary and Edmonton. "This change can be made by order in council and I think we can deal with the question right he said. Lelhbridgc City Manager Tom Nutting, said there has never been any discussion about seeking a liquor licence for the city owned Yates Memorial Center. "I presume there would be some advantage to having one, but there has been no discus- sion on it so he said. "But I am sure the topic will be discussed at some fu- ture date.'' Mr. Nulling said perhaps the appropriate place for such a facility would be in the new arena auditorium. However, he said the audi- torium is stiU in the de s i g n stages so it is too early to say SJ1'fl- whether a liquor licence would Mr. Muir has used the ma- he fur two years and will The student's society at the have to continue to use it until University of Lethbridge has has been advertised available, within reason, to ev- eryone, his kidneys revive or Ire under- i expressed support for the idea goes a kidney transplant. He i Of a liquor licence lor univer- requires treatment three limes sji_y campuses. Labor "management meeting in Lethbridge on Nov. 17 relatively easy, more credit would have been .sought. This move by Mr. Palmer seems to strengthen the new [citing easier for ;et credit, he said. Mr. Hayes said it is only the second time in North America _._..jr's _...m? through an artifi-1 cause'we donVhave'a "placeTo the heifer-buyback plan has; cial plastic kidney and back put it Ken Rungc society been used, and the first time in jnto __._, vein. I president, has said. Canada. caid a small air Dr. Sam Smilh, uraversity Under this system, if a ranch- bubble in any of the tubing, or president, said the university a week, six hours at a time. The machine pumps blood from the major vein in Mr. "We support the principal of it but we are not seriously seck- ing one at the present time be- Hiesiions and others; The Key. will see southern A I- stipuiating tnat any heifer calf ked at a labor man- delegates attempt to get tarn to that anim-al from thc Leth- a better cross section of ideas and labor, management and mics to discuss techniques in Jim Palmer said the sale was i "establishing a better industrial a "terrific success'1 consider-; relationship between the ing the inclement weather. Who's doing what and why? I Better Industrial Relations Those q will be asked agement conference in solve (heir diffcrcnces bridge later this month. i problems. The conference, to be held Designed primarily as a prob- Nov. 17, is a joint federal-pro- i lem solving conference between vincial local organizations organized labor and manage- meeting between segments ofiment'. delegates will j M i also hear the opinions of city er buys any female animal at the sale, Palmer Ranches will j sjgn a coniracl wjtb tbe person drop in the Word tempera- blood first two birtlis will be bought could be fatal. When ths power failed thc machine's blood heater stopped functioning. back at half the purchase price i "It costs about S120 per week I of the mother. I lo run thc machine and I don't "If a rancher paid Sl.OOO for i think could afford to cow and she had two heifer the rancher would be it groups. groups. Each company ill the Leth- Ray March-arid, conference li- j area has'teen invited to to sc'l both calves back opinions of city I ta us for S508 cach and scholars not directly involved in end niU] ,hc tw am, hjs working problems between ori inai JIr Haycs said. ate it if it wasn't for the United States said Jlrs. Muir. has not taken an official posi- tion on Ihe question, "but we are interested in locking into it." "Speaking for myself, it might be a good idea to have a facility on campus where all dementi al Uie university can mix he said. Dr. Smith said as long as such a facilitv is well-controll- ed, it should work. better weather, prices might have been better and more price records could have been established." Two concepts used at the sale that are unique to Canada in- clude a credit system open to MORAVIANS HhRfc, fjret performance in Ihe with the poor weather, ___, the buyers came out and j aison officer and department of I represented by at least one bought. labor, labor-management con-i em P loy er and one em-1 ___......__........_____ j "With better weather. Ihe i sultation branch officer in Ot- j delegate who will par-1 Lethbridge Overture Concert tawa said the purpose of the feipate in workshop groups. Series w_n _a__e piace Saturday meeting is to get both thc work-] E. A. Lawrence, conference at p.m. in Uie Yates Mem-1 ers and their bosses together to co ordinator has asked com- i orial Centre. On stage will be j iron out problems before reach-! panies to allow employee rep-1 the Moravian folk company ing collective bargaining. j resentatives time off, with pay, Brolin. Scries tickets will b c The theme of the to attend the conference. available at the door. Air freight not well-used here Bv 994 STUDENTS There are 994 day students Lethbridge Community Col- lege with 796 coming from Al- berta and 198 from outside the prorinee. nil Staff Writer UNIVERSITY CHINA LECTURES FRIDAY, NOV. 5th P.M. UCTURE THEATRE WEST CAMPUS Professor CLIVE ANStEY "Introduction to China" (see article (his issue) EVSRYONE WEICOME NOTICE Tho Cily of lethbridgo is presently preparing cost estimates for work to be done in 1972. Any person who is contemplating a subdivision of land the limits of the City of Lelhbridge in the next year Is asked to contact the undersigned, on or beforo November 15, 1971, so consideration can bo given to undertake the necessary work during 1972 season. K. A. SEAMAN, Assistant City Clerk. Commercial air freight in- bound lo Lcthbridge is ;i grow- ing venture, but freight ric- mand from the city leaves something to be desired. Walter R. 'Stubb' Ross, pres- ident of Time Airways Lid., ssid his airline handles about pounds of inbound ait- freight per month, but only a small percentage of that amount outbound. Mr. Ross said one of the rea- sons there is not much air freight leaving the city is the type of manufacturing. ''There are not too manv trailers going by air.'1 he said. Richard Barton, vice prcsi- 1 dent in charge of administra- tion, said the frequency of thc flights into Lethbridge aids the inbound freight picture. i "Especially in the park busi- ness, many firms have consol- idated their warehouses in ma- jor centres. To make up for tho increased distance, they slu'p by air for faster transport." he said. He said with the current 1 flight capacity into the city, I Time Air could handle five times as much freight each month and with the de Havil- iand Twin filter planes. Time ran haul some freiaht the ma- ATTENTION ALL LIBERALS SENATOR RICHARD STANBURY President of Ihe liberal Porty of Canada DINNER MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3th PALLISER HOTEL CALGARY Raception 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets Tickets must be erdored hcforo 6 p.m., Sat., Nov. 6 Mri. J. Ohyrno Mrs. F. Wright Mrs. O T Denn Phone 244-9188 Phono 244-45-14 Phono 263-6160 Sponsored by Calgary Women's Liberal j jor airlines have difficulty han- j dling- Mr. Ross said Time Air has handled alrnosl everything im- j aginable, from kinds of pets and tropical fish to auto i parts, clothing and foodstuffs. j "Another reason there is a j good deal of freight coming into j Lethbridge by air is that it doesn't cost much more to ship 1 Toronto Lethhridge thr.n Tor- i onto lie said. The use of air freight by i Lethbridge businesses seems to j come down to timeliness, and j closely connected fo this, het- ter customer relations. One auto dealer said al! parts i not, stocked are flown in, with customer relations the detcr- mining factor. i "If a customer has a large truck which makes S500 or per day and we can save him a day by flying parts in. we'll j do so just to prevent delay; and keep him said one j parts manager. j A local telecommunications j equipment manufacturer said j his company uses air freight in i many instances because it op- j j crates on a minimum dollar in- i vestment in invenlory, and j when parts are needed for an j emergency. Ihe only way to get i them quickly lo keep the as- I sembiy line in operation is the air lanes. The manager said the major i portion of his pails are truck-' cd here from Ontario and Ala- hama, with only emergency supplies flown in. i j "If the parts are lighl and not bulky, with Ihe great dis-1 i tance our parts must come, it j is cheaper by air in the long j i he said. Discover the Mediterranean by film Sunday at 3 p.m. 1 Discovering (lie Mediterran- ean, a travel film to be shown at Hie Yales Memorial Cenlre Sunday al 3 p.m., has been de- scribed as a film with a differ- ence, exploring areas unfamil- iar to Norlh Americans. Photographed by Cnnad i a n Moral Steinhilber, t.hn film is a iK) minute exploration of the Mrdilerranean coast from the French Riviera lo the Rook of Gibraltar. It hits the lourist spots and constantly deviates lo off beat localities for a look at Ihe land and the people. Areas featured include Can- I ties and Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, Costa Brava and Costa del Sol on the. Span- I ish coast, the Islands of Mallor- ca and Capri and Amalfi May and Sorrento on the west coast of Italy. Mr. Stcmhilhcr said in this movie as in his last one miles Through Europe, shown in LcthbridRc last he has attempted to capture the com- plete picture of Mediterraneans at work jind play. Tickets for the film arc avail- able at Leister's Music and at the Yatcs box office. ASAHI BEER the golden beer from land of rising sun ASAHI BREWERIES, LIMITED, TOKYO, JAPAN MirSIN AND COMPANY LIMITED. CDMONTON. ALBERTA ;