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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Drugrunners replace rumrunners in Nova Scotia waters New breed of smugglers spreads fear HALIFAX (CP) Tales abound of the crafty rumrun- ners and smugglers who used the quiet bays and coves of Nova Scotia's south shore to land their illicit cargoes in the 1920s and 1930s. Many Nova Scotians talk of the deeds of those prohibition- era men almost as they might recount the daring and roman- tic exploits of an adventurous older brother. But today there is growing concern along the shore that the haunts of the old-time rumrunners are being used by a new and dangerous drugrunner. There has been one violent incident involving a fisheries officer who became suspicious of bags being un- loaded from a yacht onto a launch which came ashore. He was looking for illegal lobsters but there may have been illegal drugs in the bags. He attempted to check the bags as they were loaded onto a truck but was hit over the head with a rock. He says his wife now fears something more serious may happen to him. For that reason, he asked his name not be used. Fear is becoming a factor for many residents long used to seeing yachts sail by on their way to ports along the eastern seaboard of the United States and throughout the Atlantic Coast of Canada. from residents of the so-called south shore, which stretches from Halifax for more than 200 miles to Yarmouth, tell of mysterious ocean-going yachts, ghosting Price control system wouldn't have worked QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CwtHM Pmttl Mechanic 303-Sth Street So. Metcalf Building PHONE 328-7684 Souvenir Master WO Dan Segin of the Edmonton-based Canadian Airborne Regiment is hanging on to the helmet that saved his life in Cyprus. He was struck on the head by a 60-mm shell, while serving with the UN peace-keeping team and is back in Edmonton re- covering from a concussion and facial cuts. ENGINEERING AIDES Positions have become available in our Calgary Joint Interest and Engineering Operations for graduates of the S-A.I.T. or N.A.i.T. Petroleum Technology Course or a similar program. Experience in some facet of the oil industry would be a definite asset, however all candidates will be considered. The successful applicants will be required to make occasional field trips to our various production areas Please forward your complete resume to the Employee. Relations Department of: ATLANTIC RICHFIELD CANADA LTD. 727 7th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2P OZ6. U.S. traffic deaths cut CHICAGO (Reuter) The National Safety Council said yesterday traffic deaths in the United States have been cut by an average of one thousand a month this year partly because of reduced driving speeds and less travel. The council, a nonprofit public ser- vice organization, said people were killed on the roads in the first seven months of this year compared with 31.940 for the same period of last year. OTTAWA (CP) Canada would have been unable to prevent food prices from ris- ing by using price controls similar to those implemented during the last four years by the United States, the food prices review board has concluded. In a report released Friday, the board said that from early 1970 to early 1974 "food prices rose by 38 per cent in both Canada and the U.S." "In spite of controls, food prices in the U.S. increased as rapidly as they did in Canada over the period as a whole. "It would appear reasonable to conclude that Canada could not have arrested the rise in food prices by the imposition of a price control system in the food sector similar to that in the U.S." At a news conference, board chairman Beryl Plumptre said the price control system tried by the United States did not work because agricultural products are closely tied to international markets. International supply and de- mand continued to influence U.S. farm prices because the price controls did not apply to prices received by farmers. The controls were placed on food prices once they had been sold by farmers. Although the general rise in food prices in both Canada and the United States was the same during the four-year period, the board said that the U.S. controls program dis- torted prices in both countries. "It is apparent that Cana- dian food prices were affected by the supply and price distor- tions that occurred in U.S. agricultural product markets and these may well have been more stable in the absence of the U.S. control system." The board said "the food- price picture may have been even worse in the absence of the U.S. control program but this proposition is difficult to confirm." in on moonless nights and un- loading cargo suspected to be drugs. There also is talk of a con- nection between the drug- runners and organized crime. Local sailors say the ex- cellent marine charts of the area would make it easy for even an amateur navigator to enter any of the isolated bays without fear of grounding. COASTLINE LONG Even with sophisticated equipment Canada's police forces are over-extended. Also, in the wide expanse of ocean, a new twist has been A United States congressional committee was told recently there have been at least four incidents of yachts being stolen or hijack- ed to haul drugs. And at least 31 more yachts are missing, some of which may have fallen into the hands of drug- runners, the committee was told. There were 202 persons aboard those yachts, all of them still missing and possibly murdered. U.S. police know there is a similarity in the cases of many of the missing yachts. Several of them took on strange crew members before they disappeared, often somebody who showed up just before the yacht put to sea and talked its crew into taking on an extra hand or super-cargo. The smuggling switch to yachts possibly was caused by tightened airport security checks and virtual sealing of the Mexican-American border against drugs. There have been two big drug seizures in Atlantic Canada, both this year. One was made at Tors Cove, near the extreme eastern tip of Newfoundland. The second was at Beech Hill. N.S., near the popular and wealthy resort community of Chester, 45 miles southwest of Halifax. Three persons have been charged in the Tors Cove seiz- ure of two tons of marijuana. Five has been charged in the Beech Hill pounds of hashish. In each case, the charges included possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Trudeau may speak at UN OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to make his first speech before the United Nations later this month. Finance, Minister John Turner said Friday a UN trip is Sept. 26. The prime minister's press secretary, Pierre O'Neil. said the trip is under consideration but he could not confirm that a final decision had been made. The UN General Assembly reconvenes Sept. 17 and senior members of governments speak at each fall's opening session. Mitchell Sharp, then external affairs minister and now privy council president, spoke at the opening session last year. Mr. Trudeau has said since the Liberal government was re- elected July 8 that he would be devoting more time to foreign af- fairs and he has scheduled trips to Paris and Brussels Oct. 21-25. He is to visit other capitals at a later date but the itinerary has not been announced. Mr. Turner is to visit Washington Monday and between Sept. 17-23 he is to go to London, Bonn and Paris. AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WHOLESALE Requires APPRENTICES to learn parts trade! not nee- Experience essary. Retired persons wishing to supplement income. Apply to BAALIM WHOLESALE Alt. MR. GEORGE NONOMUM Phone 327-8587 LITTLE JOHN Is Now Appointing Dealers In Your Area For Little John The Amazing Propane or Natural Gas Fired Portable Toilet Electricity Chemicals Plumbing Water Odour Holding Tank Freeze-ups Safe, sanitary, comfortable, and dependable. Perfect for cabins, travel trailers, campers, boats, recreational areas, golf courses, construction sites and farms, etc. Little John enjoys unlimited en- dorsements and certifications by C-GA Little John is a proven big money maker with an unlimited sales and rental market. No franchise fee. Inventory investment as low as S2.000.00 depending on area aesired. Reply to: Little John Master Craft Industries Ltd. 16935-110 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta or Phone (403) 484-0891 rewarding blue apprenticeship programs.... a chance to earn more money be proud of your skills and achieve professional status in the trades! Apprenticeship is training on-the-job supported by training in a trades school. It's a Provincial-Federal program and is operated in co-operation with Alberta employers. "Rewarding blue" apprenticeship programs provide the opportunity for persons in the "blue collar" field to achieve professional status as Journeymen. Qualified people are in demand throughout the province. The pay is above average and opportunity for advancement is excellent. Alberta's Apprenticeship Training Program could be your lickel to a successful career. For facts on the program, clip and mail the "Hue collar" coupon. TO: Apprenticeship Registry 6th Roor IBM Building 10808 99 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta Or contact the Wowing office erf the Apprenticeship and Tradesmen's Qualification Branch: Lelhbndgc Administration Building, 91 h Street 3rd Ave. N. 328 MANPOWER AND LABOUR Apprenticeship Branch ;