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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mica Dam almost finished MICA CREEK, B.C. (CP> In this parl of eastern British Columbia, near the Aterta bor- der, people Otm't talk much about the power controversy in the province. In Ihc rest of B.C., (he argu- ment is about hydroelectric power as opposed to nuclear power, but at Mica Creek peo- >le are preoccupied with waffli- ng work on the biggest carth- 1 dam in the Western Hcmi- >herc. The Mica dam. final link in the Columbia River heaty power project, Is scheduled for completion this fall and will be- come operational iti April al- though the first power from the dam is not scheduled to flow until 1975. The Mica dam will Join the Kcenleyside dam near Castle- gar, B.C., near the confluence of the Columbia and Koolenay rivers and the Duncan itam, in southeastern B.C., in supplying electric power to Canada and the United Stales and in providing flood control. TOWERS 800 FEET The Mica dam is the most im- pressive of the three structures. Its dimensions and some of the building, antl it stretches more than half a mile across a cnn- yoii. Its base is feet long. Cost of the fill, originally esti- mated at million, has risen to million. Contractors worked for four construction seasons hauling the fill, more than 42 million cubic, yards of rocks, sand and gravel At the peak, 75 carthmoverb construction techniques used some idea of its immen- give sity The dam is 800 feet high, about the height of a 60-storey each capable of carrying 12 Ions were moving to and fron various locations where cigh radio-equipped loaders with 14 cubic yard buckets shovelled in the dirt. The lake bcliind the dam wi be 105 square miles and take more than two years t form. Contracts for the final phase of the project are to be let i November. Court says mummy belongs in cave TOFINO, B.C. Ehleis, the first person to Ixj charged under the Provincial Archaeological and Historic Sites Protection Act, was fined in provincial court here i after being found guilty of rc-[ moving skeletal remains from their burial places. Killers was charged July 30 on a section of the act, which reads: "No persons shall knowingly desecratc o: alter any burial place in the province or re- move therefrom any skeletal remains except to the extent that he is authorized to do so by a valid and subsisting per- mit issued under this act." Ehlers last spring moved one I of two mummified bodies he, discovered about five years ago in caves near here. John Slertz of Surrey discov- ered one of them in a plywood box in a house on properly in Surrey, B.C., he had bought from Ehlers. Slieila Bochm, archaeologist for the Vancouver Centennial Museum in November, testified at the trial that she had received a letter from Eh- lers asking if the museum would be interested in getting one of (he mummies at that time. Mrs. Boehm said she told Khlers the museum was Inter- ested, but that it was Illegal ,o remove remains from their jurial places. Dan David, 68, testified that he visited I he caves in 1923 for the burial ot the woman Ehlers removed. When passing sentence, Judge Bowen Colthurst said he was satisfied the body was s skele- tal remain. He said the Crown and Mr. David's evidence proved caves "come within tho mwu> ing of a burial place." Ehlers was liable to a fine, a jail term of sli montta or both. FRIENDIY ADVERSARIES Friendly unlike cats and dogs are Bombat, S-month-old tiger cub, and Zeke, year- old German shepherd, at the Japanese Village in Buena Park, Calif. The two have been raised together since Bombat was p month old. Caning raises fresh controversy By RICHARD EDER New York Times Service little more than 300 years ago a group o! school buvs went to Westminster to hand the speaker of the House of Commons what they called "a modest remonstrance1 against the use of caning in the schools. Their petition protested "this vile way of castigating in use, wherein our secret parts, which are by nature shameful, are not to be uncovered, must be the anvil exposed to the immodest eyes and filthy blows of the smiter." Tho recollections of schoo beatings that have dotted Eng- lish literature ever since Joyce and Orwell are only two relatively recent examples testify to the petition's failure Today Britain is the only majo European nation where physica punishment is a regula means of school discipline. The children's petitions wa only the first recorded instanc of an attempt to abolish beat ing. Antibeating sentiment ha advanced and retreated pentx ically. But today there is onl one local school district in Kn. land central London wher corporal punishment has tee prohibited, and even there th prohibition applies only in pr mary schools. In recent weeks a new can paign generally regarded i the most serious in the last vcavs _ has been launcher The effort, supported by grou parents and young tcac ers, has centered on Ihe pub cation of a chilling, documen ed survey of children's and teachers' reports from schools all over Britain. The "A last has been part written, part- compiled by I'cter Newell, a former writer for The Times of London supplement. iN'ewell quotes surveys stow- ing that nearly 'JO per cent ol English teachers favor the right to apply corporal punishment. fie reports a recent survey in 711 secondary schools, of which 42 were said !o use caning as a "regular" means of discip- line, and 23 move as a last re- sort. He at random froir regulations of different schoo district, some of which, he says "shows a regard for detai which would quicken Ihe pulso rate of any sadistic pomograph- er." Gloucester City recommends shall be either on Ihe open hand or on the hotton as normally clothed" and add that "smacks as well as can ings must he recorded in 1h punishment Iwok." The of Wigan spccifif lhal "the cane to be used shoul be a thin flexible one supplia by Hie supplies department." "The problems of such supplic c'ciiartmrnts arc prcsumahl cased by an elaborate broclun from one cane manufacture U dffc.'s Uvo varieties: (tun shillings. Approximate' 20 inches long. Thin, plinhl urved handle. Made from Jun- r school cane. Suitable for unger "Senior (two slu'llingB six nee. Approximately 28 inches ng for general exhibition home or school among chil- rcn of middle-late The brochure goes onto note iat canes are sent plain-wrapp- d to insure privacy. It suggests hat the cane not applied to are flesh, adding that "pants fford the modesty a child is ntitled to." Finally it praises ie character-building qualities the cane. "One has only to meet adults who were caned, nd realize the quality and uiet self-assurance ot many uch it said. Caning, which involves from me to six strokes on the hand or buttocks, is painful, but the comments of both chiton and irents stress the humiliation norc than the pain. One girl wrote: "If I ever got he cane, which I will never do, 1 don't think 1 could bear to go on. I am suve I would rather .cave the school, than fa r the comments of other people." Parents, in letters to the soc- iety of teachers opposed to phy- sical punishment the gvoup that is sponsoring the new cam- paign spoke of bedwetling and nightmares among their children. "In my personal be- WTOte one mother, "it is slowly destroying in my son lhat natural enthusiasm and ex- uberance to learn inherent in a normal, happy child." Prudhoe Bay bad tiling' 'or Alaska? ANCHORAGE, Alaska lie Prudhoe Day oil discovery lay have been the worst thing iat ever has happened to Ala- ran oil development prospects, ays the president of Oil and as Properties in Anchorage, Donald L. Simasko said Prudhoe mania" lias led to vild speculation on the part of ome oil companies and called he Prudhoe discovery a "once n 120 ixxurronrc." Mr. Simasko said companies vhich now have the bulk of the iroductive leases at Pnidhoc ?ay bought their leases prior to he 1969 lease sale, lie said the sale was caused when compa- nies paid million for Ihc Tinges of the oil field." Mr. Simasko noted the slow of oil exploration in Ala- ska and said that delay in pipe- line construction had little to ilo with it. He faitl oil companies need a stable economic and po- litical condition to explore. He added that "there are n number of factors in Alaska that couse an unstable situa- tion." 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