Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Indian master plan Glacier park dams planned GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) Plans of the Blackfeet In- dians to build three dams that might back water into Glacier National Park were disclosed at a public hearing on a master plan for future development of the federal park in northwestern Montana. Philip Roy, Blackfeet Tribal Council attorney, said most water available to the Blackfeet Indian reservation originates in the park, He said the resource is of "supreme importance" to the Indians' development plan, which in- cludes an ongoing million land-acquisition program. Roy said water could be used for irrigation, hydroelectric power, mineral extraction, recreational development, sup- port of tribal cattle herds and, possibly, for nuclear power- plant cooling. The attorney said the congressional creation of the park in 1910 provided for use of park waters for reclamation pur- poses. He added that an agreement between the government and the tribe in 1895 also alluded to water rights. NEAR CANADIAN BORDER Mike Watson, Helena, consulting engineer to the tribe, said one damsite would be at the end of Lower St. Mary Lake, about three miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. This dam would raise the level of Lower St. Mary Lake by 14 feet and raise Upper St. Mary Lake by one foot, he said The engineer said the second dam would be on the north fork of Cut Bank Creek just east of U.S. Highway 89 The third feasible damsite would be on lower two Medicine Lake, Watson said. The engineer said there are acres of reservation land easily irrigable and more that is potentially irrigable. The Indian spokesmen opposed a proposal to designate about 90 per cent of Glacier Park as wilderness. Don Hummel, Tucson, Ariz., president of Glacier Park Inc., which operates concessions within the park, said wilderness designation would result in one per cent of the people using 99 per cent of the park. "It's a land grab under the facade of Hummel said. Park Supt William Briggle, in explaining the master plan, said: "no other place exists like Glacier National Park. We do not intend to forfeit any of what is unique about the park in the interest of providing for uses of facilities that are in- appropriate." Another hearing on the wilderness proposal and review of the master plan is scheduled for Thursday in Kalispell. Independent Quebec budget said absurb Wednesday, October 17, 1973 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD- 21 ?3 A. A MONTREAL (CP) The Parti Quebecois' proposed budget for an independent Quebec is "absurd" because it does not allow for any in- terruption of the province's economic growth as a result of separation, a McGill University economist said Tuesday. Dr. Donald Armstrong, pro- fessor of management at McGill, said the PQ should be defending before the elec- torate a budget which reflects "a virtually complete flight of capital, the disappearance of a significant percentage of non-agricultural jobs and a large outflow of population." In a speech to the North American Corporate Planning Society, Prof. Armstrong said surveys he and his graduate students have done have led them to conclude separation could cost the province as many as 25 per cent of its jobs in construction, regional and head offices of corporations and also much of the national and international conventions business that comes to Montreal. A violent split could mean losses of up to 50 per cent. Prof. Armstrong's work, based on research during the last three years, is liable to add controversy to the debate over the PQ's budget during the campaign for the Oct. 29 election. Decreases in jobs in head offices, manufacturing and other basic industries would also lead to corresponding decreases in jobs and invest- ment in service or support in- dustries such as com- munication, transport, health services and education. HIDDEN JOKER "The hidden assump- the budget which was prepared by the party's elite" is that Quebec's current economic growth would continue, the former director of McGill's Graduate School of Business said. When the PQ released its budget, party economist Jac- ques Parizeau said the docu- ment assumed Quebec's econ- omy would be growing at 9.5 per cent in the period leading up to independence. Prof. Armstrong said the PQ budget should show how the province would get over the rough period caused by a split with the rest of Canada, but stressed he did not mean an independent Quebec could not be economically viable. "With separation there would be a drop, there would be a painful period of ad- justment, and then it would continue to grow" perhaps after 10 years of economic and social unrest, he said. "What scares Prof. Armstrong said, "is how can economic scientists look at the problem and say there is no cost, there r no oricp "If people go intu i ing they will have to tighten their belts, he said. FLOAT WOULD HELP An independent Quebec would probably lose head of- fices, but could persuade some manufacturers to stay by floating or devaluating the Quebec dollar in relation to the Canadian dollar. "You can pay manufac- turers to leave their plants in Quebec, just get the workers to agree to work for 25 per cent less." Prof Armstrong said it would be the unilingual French-Canadian worker who would be asked to pay for the cost of separation but "Jac- ques Parizeau is not going to suffer if there is separation and a lot of his friends are not going to suffer." Steam beds new source of energy OTTAWA (CP) With most kinds of energy becom- ing more costly, geologists should look to subterranean steam beds as a new source of cheap power, says a Universi- ty of Toronto physicist. G. D. Garland told a sym- posium on energy held by the Royal Society of Canada Tues- day that geothermal energy- steam and hot water deep be- neath the earth's fers "extremely good possi- bilities" for development in Western Canada. He said geothermal energy already provides 12 per cent of all electricity consumed in Italy, and two-thirds of the electricity used in San Fran- cisco. In Canada, that limits likely geothermal prospects to British Columbia and the southern Yukon. He pinpointed two possible sites for power development: i Mount Edziza, near Telegraph Creek, and Mount Aiyansh, near Hazelton, both in British Columbia. Oil cutoff threat feared WASHINGTON (CP) The meeting at the White House today between President Nix- on and four Arabian foreign ministers comes at a time when the interplay between the United States oil shortage and the Middle East war is more acute than ever before. Strategists feel that the longer the conflict goes on, the greater is the prospect of Arabian oil being used as a diplomatic weapon that could not only injure the U.S. inter- nally, but drive a wedge between the U.S. and her allies in other parts of the world. Announcement of the meeting came hard on the heels of reports that Saudi pro- bowed to pressure from other Arab states and threatened Western oil executives with a cut in crude-oil production. The cut, unofficial sources said, would be 10 per cent im-. mediately and five per cent a month after that as long as the U.S. continued to supply Israel openly with war materials. FUEL FOR CRISIS The oil-hungry U.S., facing a growing energy crisis as it is, would feel the pinch even more should her supplies of Middle East oil be curtailed. MOTHER LOVE outweighs all else as this Cam- bodian woman leads her children to a safer area about 20 miles west of Phnom Penh. KENNEDY'S THEORY TOLD BY JACKIE NEW YORK (AP) Jac- queline Kennedy Onassis says that had President John F. Kennedy lived "he would be older now, and wiser, and he would still maintain his deep belief that problems can be solved by men." "And so they must she adds in an essay in the November edition of McCall's marking the 10th anniversary of her first husband's assassination. Mrs. Onassis says she does not dwell on the tragedy of Dallas, because "one must not let oneself be numbed by he would not have wished that "What I think about the last decade is how much we miss- ed him in she adds. "I think of bright light of his days. "When he came to the presi- dency, it was a time when the world seemed it was right to hope and hopes could be realized Then the glass shattered. "I don't know how he would have coped with the problems that lay there like sleeping beasts, but I know how he would have approached them "He would say over and over that the Greek word for idiot meant one who took no part in the affairs of his state One of his earliest themes was the importance of ser- vice. "God grant us always young people who feel that way. That is my prayer." MKM flXj Alpha Instant Powdered Skim Milk dissolves 'quick-as-a-bunny' and saves you money! It's nothing short ol magic, the youngsters put away milk. And ordinarily you'd worry about cost. But now. here's thrifty Alpha to the rescue offering quarts more nourishment and flavor for a lot less money. Get the giant-size, economy packs. With Alpha, the quality's still there1 So good, we guarantee it Unconditionally Try them all! 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