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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November 13, 1971 THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD J9 Pollution and the sea-who owns what? WAITING FOR SERVICE Molhbolled CH47 Chinook helicopters await servicing at Saigcn's Ton Son Nhut airport following their removal from reserves from America. Choppers, fixed wing aircraft and olher military equipment are being expedited to South Vietnam in advance of a possible cease-fire agreement. Summer help needs place to liang a hat at Banff BANFF (CI'l After years' a month rent, of being a .lice place to visit i A second stage for hut not a pleasant location to j 100 staff is being planned, live, this resort Unvn is getting Much of the accommodation a partial solution lo its chronic I now being rented is below housing shortage. The p -olilem has been finding suitable accommodation for the thousands of service personnel rcsdcd each lourist season hy Hit holds, motels, gas ar.d restaurants. Almost anv riiidcnl Ilicy make uo ll'c hull; of lhc sea- yopully employed can lell of I "It's fine to say that busi- anolhcr nessmen should solve the ac- commodation problem but gov- ernment also has to play a role. "This town is government imum standards but health ot-, controlled. There is no aulono- ficor Dr. Alislar- MacQuarrie j my 1-erc and businessmen can saia if lie complained it would j slough off anything they want make the situation worse, here, and they're quite obvious- ly doing (his as far as employee By JULES AKBOSE New York Times Service LONDON Representatives from 91 countries meeting in London have agreed in princi- pal on a global convention to end the dumping of poisonous waste matter at sea. But final agreement may be thwarted by a dispute over the extent of territorial waters. We have reached agreement on all of the substantive anti- pollution standards and the im- plementation of Russell K. Train, head of the 14-mem- fions or punish violators. A ing matter that came from its. and Japan in efforts to shelve country would have jurisdiction shores. the jurisdicfional dispute. They not only over vessels flying Is flag but qvo- any vessel ciurnp- ber United said here. States -delegation "However, the one big hang- Aluminum industry recovering NEW YORK fAP) The United States aluminum in- duslry has shown some signs of recovery from the slump of the last !2 to 10 months, but prices have remained down. The territorial waters dispute holding up agreement was des- cribed as "a political issue not related to the question of pol- lution" hy Train, who is chair- man of the Council o[ Environ- niunlal Quality. He said it would be "a if the delegates, who have been mseting [or the last !2 days at Lancaster House, al- lowed the issue to prevent aaiecmenl. There is "a 50-50 aic supported by about Iwo- thirds of the delegates. A bloc of about 30 led by Canada and India, insist that the convention establish a "pollution zone" extending any- where from 50 miles to 200! miles f.-om the shore of coastal j stales. Under this plan, signa- for the purpose of preventing j pollution, over waters extend-1 considerably beyond tradi-1 lution zone Is, In the wo-ds of Train, reluctance "to see any- thing that would confer validity to any claim, of jurisdiction which goes beyond what pre- sent international law permits." Rail safety lories would have jurisdiction, I projects "Will for the Durnose of nreventine i Ottawa grants which to up is the question of jurisdic- tion of states over wale's ad- jacent to their coasts." i pounoi in 1971, are not expected The convention, if adopted, j to rise much. One analyst said would a big stride loward tnc export boom for U.S. elurai- cor.trolling pollution over al-; companies has dried up as most three-quarlers of t h e j Europe and Japan have m- earth's suiace. It would follow creased their own production, closely the lines of legislation Hc sald ln Eu' banning or regulating the dump- ing of hazardous materials into the ocean signed by President Ni.ion on Oct. 28. The convention would ban dumping of radioactive waste, durable plastics and dangerous chance of that he j lional territorial limits. i AHhough the generally ac- Other sources at the confer-, ceoled territorial limit is three ciico, sponsored by the United miles, few nations adhere to it. i Nations, raised the possibility Many claim jurisdiction over 12 j )t all the participants j miles of coastal water, and sign the convention. i some even more. The fleets merchant and Some delegates fovesaw prob- navy of those countries in Icms under the plan for a fixed lavor of signing account for "po'-lulion zone." Tboy express- about 90 per cent of the world's en fear that it could be abused maritime pollution. by a country that wanted a pre- Thc United States, one of interfere with foreign rope and Japan is entering the. the prime movers Iowa -d the shipping. same slow period the U.S. went; ant; dumping convention, is I The United States argument. through last year. i supported by the Soviet Union am.insl establishment of a pol-! Imports to the U.S. roso 44.6 per cent to 1.4 billion pounds last year. Ingot accounted for 7B.3 per cent of the imports, semi-fabricated products 12.4 OTTAWA fCP) More than in grants to help fin- ance 21 traffic safety projects at railway crossings have been approved hy Ihe Canadian Transport Commission. Municipalities r e c e i v ing grants lor signal warning sys- tems and other safety improve- ments include: Winnipeg. Calgary and Lclh- bridge. Columbia: Kimber- ley and Elko. substances such as mercu-y and cent and SC1: di.oss-antl cadmium that find I heir way skjnlmings [or 9.3 pcr cent. mlo the food chain. Canadian aluminum ac- Other less noxious materials, counted for 68.3 pcr cent of the such as tar and scrap metals, I total, would require special permits.' V S. The convention also stinu- lates, according to soirees, that each country undertake meas- ures to prevent dumping viola- Time problem SPARWOOD (HNS) The HDEK board was i n f o r med shipments luive contin-; ucd to increase and primary! production is up slightly over last year in the first three quar- ters, but these improvements have not been reflected in the list price which is still 25 cents a pound compared with 29 cents last year. US. produclion in 1971 was 3.- that Mines Minister Leo Nim- Ions, down from the 1970 sick, MLA for Kootenay, has I figure of 3.97C.GOOO tons, been reminded that no settle-! An aluminum analyst said ment has been announced prices arc actually lower than'. about the time problem in the the list price because the in- East Kootenay. If East Kootenay cabins, crrmped base- ment sidles or even hackstreet garages with double beds. Although I be problem is not liliely In n'isanpcar quickly, motel operator Richard Musollc has taken up a government oKer of land to const-net quarters for 240 single employ- ers. He said he tried lo sell busi- nessmen on Ihe idea of pooling I heir money lo build decent stiff quarters but they did nol exnrcss much interest. So he look on the project himself. The Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. provided of lhc S750.000 needed and he raised Ihe remainder. The 2.5 percs on which the project is being built stood idle for five yea's aflcr the govern- ment said any business organi- sation wishing lo create staff quarters could have it free of charge. "The business men here all scream to government because of Ilio lads of employee ac- commodation but when you ask I hem to tolve [he problem IhcmseU'Cs they don't want to be Mr. Musellc said. nv JUNE Tn- 'own needs living quarl- ila'iions i r'snl "ow l'8nt- cned standards would decrease the number of units now avail- IIU 1.1 III uijai uu lunu "I r j. r.ble. a switch lo daylight saving Spokesmen for leading Pc-k Steve lllln" housllls lime in the summeV, lhc KD1LK companies blame Ihe low Run said national park officials i wlLsitle Jusl lalk S I would like legislation to allow on the over-supply al aic aware of the problem. about if.'' it clearly slated. i metal have (suit housing goes. "You cannol find anyone here who is prepared to do any- j Prefer Mountain lime, including sales thing aboul Ihe housing prob-1 a switdl-lo dayhghl s a v n g Spokesmen dustry is so competitive that residents j companies cut prices to get U.S. (lie "As soon as we able accommodation) in the park we can tell the marginal accommodation people they con't operate anymore." Dr. MacQuarric said HOME TRIAL FREE SOFT WATE! Sec and experience what sofl wotcr is all about. 12 wonderful benefits. Try it FREE for a week No obliqationl YOU CAN SENT Culligan Portable Exchange Service OR URCHASE Your own Culligan Water Softener Just Phone 327-7867 and sav 120 North Mayor Magrath Drive Lethbridga Phone 327-7867 the on the business com- funnily to provide accommoda- tion as some of the larger operations do because they are the ones who benefit, most. Mr. Kiin agrees and said the "stability of the employment force has lo come t-om lhc user." "We've recognized that. We've tried to provide our (gov- ernment) employees vdlh ac- commodation, but you can never keep abreast of demand because it varies from season lo season and to year." He said Ihe lownsilc is akin lo a seaport with young employ- ee travellers merely louching and moving on, most of Ihcm never rcti'rning. "And when you have pconlc on Ihe move, you have employ- ment problems. "Bui the employers liave to lake an interest and make a conIribulion because good at1- commodalion contributes to a The building is expected to more stable labor force." be rcailv by June and employ- j Marily Robin, co-ordinator of UK; Banff Youtli Committee, living four lo a self-con- tained suite, will each pay READING DYNAMICS GUARANTEES to enable you to read 3 to 5 times as much as you now can and increase your com- prehension. II) REGISTRATION Be Held On Wed., Nov. 15th At 7 p.m. at The HOLIDAY INN This will bo iho only tinici Mils famous course will bo hold Hits yncir. (QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED) After November 15, Canada Savings Bonds will cost you more because you will have to pay accrued interest! BUYCANADA SAVINGS BONDS HART SOMETHING GOOD TODAY AVERAGE ANNUAL INTEREST TO MATURITY 7.30% ;