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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Montana cloud-seeding plan gets green light Mont. Fhe Montana Board of Matural Resources voted 4-to- Tuesday to allow a' controversial cloud-seeding in northwestern Mon- ana. Following the a spokesman for the Bonneville rawer administration said that the federal power-1 generating agency hopes to jeglij''Nthe weather- TiodiJEicatioh project by Dec. American weather jased firm thai has a contract with was granted the right to seed clouds over a portion of the south fork of the Flatbead River drainage above Hungry Horse dam. The board rejected a recommendation by the state department of natural resources that the permit for Ihe project be denied. ARGUMENTS CITED Gary department cited nine arguments for -the department's that the adverse effects of the project on fish and wildlife outweigh- ed the possible benefits of add- ed energy production was no firm show- ing that Montana industry would receive preferential treatment in the distribution of the added electric power generated as a result of the project. opinion has largely opposed the program. of the ohe-million- acre area to be affected lies within the boundaries of the Bob Marshall wilderness area. project is aim- ed' at providing an average snowpack above Hungry Horse dam. SPECIAL STUDY R. H. BPA dis- trict manager at said BPA would probably con- duct a special survey of snow- pack conditions in the target area prior to the start of the cloud seeding to see how much moisture is needed. He said technology available will enable a max- imum increase of snowpack by up to 10 per cent. Wicks said the benefits of the project would amount to only a stop-gap measure. He said the cloud-seeding could produce only 5 per cent of the power needed to end the anticipated energy shortage in the Pacific northwest. Proponents said that the cloud-seeding could benefit other areas of Montana by increasing the availability of water for irrigation. Opponents said energy conservation was more impor- tant than using technology to bail out people who have refused to cut down on energy consumption. Heroin problem worse VANCOUVER An RCMP spokesman says while United States officials may feel the heroin addiction problem there is it's as bad. as it ever was on Canada's west coast. The main the police spokesman is that most American users are using heroin that is watered down until only about five per cent of each dose is heroin. Addicts in B.C use doses that contain about 35 per cent heroin. Most- Vancouver-area ad- dicts find it more difficult than those in the U.S to es- cape addiction contrast between Canada and the U S in hard drug patterns seems to have existed since the problem the spokesman said. Dragged away Two Vancouver policemen strain to remove a demonstrator from the Vancouver passport office. Ten of the who are advocating an open- door immigration policy for were later charged with common assault Sears Half price Now you can get a 75-pc. set of qual ity stain less plus a big bonus for only Reg. 75-Piece set Now you can plan everything from a breakfast for two to a big sit-down dinner party for 12 with this beautiful This is your opportunity to own a large flatware set for the same price you would ordinarily pay for a smaller set of the same quality. 75-piece set contains a dozen each of salad teaspoons and coffee spoons. And there's a butter a sugar spoon and a tablespoon. you get The Complete Everyday with 478 pages of recipes and over charts and diagrams. 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Simpsons-Sears at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery STORE Open Dally a.m. to p.m. Thursday and a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 Weekend gas ban urged WASHINGTON President Nixon reviewed Tuesday all strong recommendation from his special energy task force which could result in service stations closing down throughout the United States during weekends White House sources said tough legal questions had been posed by the task forces plan for all service stations to close from 9pm Saturdays to mid- night Sundays as a means to save gas. is a serious doubt as to whether the president could impose such a ban without de- claring a state of emergency under existing one White House aid com- mented The special emergency task according to. the also recommended limiting to 10 gallons a vehicle the amount of gasoline that could be bought from mid- night Fridays to 9 p.m. Satur- days It is estimated that about 25 per cent of the gasoline con- sumed in the United States is used during weekends. Indications here earlier in the day were that Nixon might announce either Tuesday or today his decision on whether to ban Sunday gasoline sales MAY WAIT Administration sources said the president now might wait until the National Energy Emergency Act received con- gressional approval before taking his decision. The Senate vote Monday and the House will consider the bill after the Thanksgiving holiday recess. Other alternatives such as gasoline allocation for service stations and a voluntary closure program were among possible steps the president was the sources added. In Tenn were Nixon addressed Republican a White House spokesman said the president was studying the task force recommendations. Hanging bill clears hurdle OTTAWA The Senate voted 37 to 20 Tuesday lo approve the principle of the government's bill to extend the partial ban on hanging. Eleven .seven one Indepen- dent and one Social Credit member voted against ex- tending the capital punish- ment which' excludes killers of policemen and prison for another five One independent Liberal and 36 Liberals voted lor the bill The bill now goes before comprised of all tor study before third reading Senator Hazen Argue is expected to propose an amendment which would ban all hanging. VEGETABLE WORTH Farmers in Alberta produc- ed million worth of 111 1972 Sears where Christmas ideas begin Genuine mink tail regularly sold at 20.00 and 25.00 now reduced1 Beautiful luxury furs with laminated acrylic jersey knit elastic headbands Fitabt headsize. Natural light and dark black-dyed Each 15.99 Natural Sapphire-It grey or Natural beige Each 1999 GREAT Come and get a See our assortment of shortie gloves... something for everyone to wear a-Fur-lmed textured pigtex leather gloves imported from Italy. brown 8.99. b-Astrakhan-look curly wool gloves keep you warm and dry with genuine leather soft cotton fleece lining Choose black or brown Sizes 6Y2 to 8 Reg now just 3.99. c-Neat acrylic shorties in an assortment of fancy knits Have vinyl rib-knit cuffs. red. navy or gold. One size only. Reg. now just 2.49 d-Super soft shorties imported from Italy in a blend of Angora- lambswool-and-nylon Have snug rib-knit cuffs blue or yellow M. L Reg now just 3.49. f-g-Luxurfeus evening gtovee of stretch nylon lame. Two beautiful lengths to choose from to compliment any outfit. Silver ot gold colors only. 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