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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta S THE LETHBRIDGt HERALD Saturday, November 14, 1970 SHOP DOWNTOWN DURING THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSN. I Growing garbage crisis grows and grows WAIIING WAIF Patricia Svencher, an employee of the Creche D'Youville nursing home in Montreal, holds a I0-day-old baby girl found abandoned on the doorstep of the nursing home. The baby wrapped in a blanket and protected from chilling temp- eratures by a bunting bag. Police are searching for the mother. Belated recognition for war hero OTTAWA (CP) A recent Bight over the capital by the world's last operational Lysan- der aircraft signalled belated recognition to an Ottawa man who is an unsung hero of the Second World War. It was an RAF Lysander that deposited Ltd.-Col. Raymond LaBrosse, who was then a sig- nal sergeant, in Nazi-occupied France in 1943. LaBrosse new is a special ussistant to the minister of de- fence. Along with WO Lucien 0u- mais of the Fusiliers Mont- Royal, now a retired captain, Lt.-CoI. LaBrosse helped set up an organization which delivered 307 Allied airmen and secret agents out of German hands. Earlier, in 1943, on another expedition to organize an escape route, Sgt. LaBrosse had to flee from France to Spain after the festapo infiltrated the organiza- tion. William G. Poulis, a producer for Thesaurus Feature Films Limited of Toronto, is doing a television film on the exploits of Second World War escapees. The film centres on a character named Robert Trudel. The exploits of Trudel will be based on the real-life deningdo of Sgt. LaBrosss. HOPES FOR MARKET Mr. Poulis hopes the TV fea- ture wilt grow into a series that can be marketed internationally because of the multi-national makeup ot the escape organiza- tions. When the need for a Lysander in working order arose, Air. PouUs went to the air museum at the Canadian Forces Base in suburban Rockeliffe. Discover the years ahead Swiss sewing machine The EiNA SUPERMATIC oat- sews them all! Sews over a hundred different stitches, embroidery as well as prac- tical stffches. Has a builf-in blindhemmer, butt onholer. Drop-in top loading bobbin. No attachments or confus- ing settings. Electronic con- trol lefs sew slowly with- out stalling, even through thick materials. out- stretches them all! 5th Street South Phone 327'8877 HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) A million garbage incinerator sits idle here, tires dead, a symbol of America's lagging battle to reirswe her trash. Hailed at its opening in 1967 as a cure for Houston's strfid- waste crisis, the incinerator was to consume 800 tons of refuse large part of the city's ;arbage. Just five months after open-j rig, it was shut down for re- pairs to air pollution control equipment. The incinerator has operated intermittently since, clobing again last June for iii repairs that won't be completed until nest year. The city's solid waste prob- lems are typical of those in hundreds of municipalities, large and small. The growing garbage crisis has its roots in the lifestyle of an affluent society that seem- ingly knows no bounds to tech- nological growth, and conse- quently, rubbish. Geologists U'arn that growing mounds of refuse have the po- tential for greater harm to the environment than, air and water pollution. MCUNDS OF REFUSE Statistics compiled by the president's council on environ- mental quality and the bureau of solid waste management in the department of health, edu- cation aiiri welfare paint a 'grim picture. They show that in 19G9: States residential, commercial and1 institutional refuse totalled 250 million tons. Of this, ISO million tons wen; collected and disposed of in some manner. But 60 million tons remained uncoilected, blighting the highways, streets and recreational areas and presenting serious health haz- ards in countless open dumps. manufacturers pro- duced 110 million tons of solid waste, disposing of much of it themselves. But some of the dis- posal methods have been criti- cized. mineral industry gener- ated million tons of refuse from mining, milling and min- eral processing, disposing of most of it in slag heaps, tailings piles or dumping it into water- ways. generated million tons of animal and slaughterhouse waste, crop resi- dues, vineyard and orchard trimmings and greenhouse wastes. of the million metal and glass beverage con- tainers manufactured were dis- carded after use. an estimated seven mil- lion automobiles retired, more than one million were simply abandoned beside country roads, in city streets or on va- cant lots. Population growth, per-capita increases in garbage and changeless refuse collection dis- posal methods are the villains. In 1920, thegarbageman hauled away 2.75 pounds of refuse a riay for each urban dweller. Now he collects five pounds a day and can expect eight pounds by 1980. METHODS OUTDATED Use of disposable containers has put more paper, plastics, glass and metais into the president's council said, but collect-on and disposal methods haven't kept pace with! the change. At the turn of the century, workers dumped refuse from street containers into horse- drawn carts. Today, in most op- erations, the only change is re- placement of the horse with a truck. Workmen still lift and dump trash cans. The bureau ot solid waste management estimates 91 per cent of all land-disposal meth- ods are unsatisfactory in terms of health, efficiency or protec- tion of natural resources. The bureau estimates 75 per cent of all municipal incinerators either add to air pollution or don't re- duce refuse volume sufficiently. A most unfortunate aspect of the problem, say scientists, economists and engineers, is the waste of natural resources that garbage disposal represents. Reuseable materials must be retrieved, they warn, if the country is to avoid eventually running mit of several resources already in short supply. The U.S. bureau of mines esti- mates that if all refuse were in- cinerated, the metal and glass i the ashes would be worth at least million a year. Recy- cling raw refuse would yield considerably more. Some recycling is under way. American Paper Institute offi- cials estimate that the 11 mil- lion tons of paper recycled last year saved 200 million trees. But the reused paper repre sented only 20 per cent of U.S. paper consumption. Almost 35 par cent of the world's aluminum, which has a high value and is easily re- is now recycled, Indus' try officials say. Reynolds Metals Co., a major manufacturer of aluminum beer and soft drink cans, has opened several redemption centres that pay 10 cents a pound for alumi- num cans. But officials say they doubt the return of cans will ever exceed 10 per cent. GLASS HAS VALUE Discarded glass containers hold great promise. "We have concluded that there are more potential uses for waste container glass than there is glass available from refuse now or in the predictable Richard Cheney, Glass Manufacturers Institute official, said. Experts say emphasis must be placed on efficient collection and disposal methods that crea- tively recycle reusable refuse and efficiently dispose of that wlrich has no further value. Studies indicate that U.S. gar- bage will yield salvageable ma- terials worth at least mil- lion a year, against the million yearly collection and disposal costs, Paul Marsh and a team of en- gineers and technicians at the Black Clawson Co. in'Middle- town, Ohio, have been working for three years on a systen: to handle solid waste cheaply while separating valuable glass, metal and paper for recycling. Black Clawson, an old-line manufacturer of paper stock antt paper pulp equipment, adapted its paper machinery handle garbage. Heart of the system is a cir- cular tank of swirling water with a spinning blade at the bot- tom that grinds domestic refuse For Those Who Care S To Give the Best Give Comfort M Give m Give Genuine SEALSKIN BOOTS Prompt attention given to mai! orders. We Pay Postage. EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED Ladies' Gold Seal 35.00 Men's Gold Seal 35.00 Also Two Bucklo Style In Ladies' 35.00 Also Two Buckle Style In Men's .....35.00 ladies' Pony Boots As illustrated........ 38.00 Complete solcclton of winlor foolwcor for iho whole family including SKi-DOO BOOTS BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4lh Avo. S. Phone 377-7300 OPEN THURSDAY AND FfilDAY TILL 9 P.M. from a conyjyor. Cans, tot- -les, lawn clippings, iron, a pil- wood, a hairbrush, paper, everything fall into the brown whirlpool and quickly become indistinguishable in the liquid slurry. Subsequent processes, most adapted from the paper indus- try, separate paper pulp, metals and glass tor recycling. The res- idue. Is burned In pollution- incinerator. COST COMPARABLE Black Clawson officials say the system will dispose of refuse for to a ton, compa- rable with other disposal costs. At the U.S. bureau of mines in College Park, Md., metallurg- ists, using existing mineral processing technology, have de- veloped a pilot plant that con- sumes incinerator residue and separates glass, scrap iron, alu- minum and other metals. Their studies indicate that a ton of in- cinerator residue will yield worth of glass and metal when put through a process that would cost a ton. THE LATEST TOPCOATS ARE BELTED features with comfort in mind Extra zip out lining m body and sleeves Double breasted All round belt Croydon slyle quality Fortrei and Avril Shells PRICED AT SEE THEM AT ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 321 5th Street South OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. "tOOK AT YOUR CLOTHES-WE CARE HOW THEY LOOK" FAY'S APPAREL COATS luxurious Fox, Mink and Muskrat Fur Trimmed Coats in Plains, Tweeds and Plaids. Also showing a good selection of untrimmed styles. Regular to 159.98 CLEARING AT UP TO CAR COATS In Suedes, Crinkle Patent, Wet look. Fur Fabrics and Plaids by Irving Poslun. Regular to 149.98. CLEARING AT UP TO 25% 25% Off DRESSES Beaufrfpl selection of casual, cocktail, long gowns and evening Pant Suits in a gorgeous array of colors and siiyles. SPORTSWEAR... Beautiful Plaid Co-Qrdinates with Sweaters to match by Mr. Leonard. Co-ordinating Sportswear in Fortrel and Double Knits by Tan Joy ond Koret- Large assortment of Jumpsuits and Pant Suits for casual wear. SWEATERS Fine gauge Botany Pullovers and Cardigans by to Cfl- ordinale with SkirH and Jumpers. Also showing a good selection of Bulky Knits. oUSES In a beautiful selection of Frilly and Softly tailored Sfylei, GIFT SUGGESTIONS Gowns qnd Peignoir Sets by Kayser Slip and Brief Set by Kayser Hostess Gowns Lounging Pyjamas Hosiery and Panti Hose Scarf and Glove Sers IQIVNTOIVN ,07 Slh STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-5176 ;