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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 -THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 20, 1873 All-Star quality paint manufactured by Sherwin-Williams, is still available at last year slow sale prices Only 99 a gallon'' for the best interior latex in the game Super Kem-Tone, the "name paint n ESSALI And just 99 a for Kem-Glo Velvet, the velvety-smooth finish that wears and wears Two dependable, colorful performers 807 Fashion-Right colors plus white at unbeatable prices. Now' SUPER VEWT ENAMEL you pay no more than a gal ion' ssmml At part c pat ng pa nt hardware department stores Home Improvement Centres and thp fol ow ng dealers Sherwin W I! ams Man n Senour you pay no more than "When contents are a t nt ng base the gallon cans are short tlled2to4 ounces to allow for add t on of colorants 'a gallon Manufactured by Co OF CAHAOA uvif o at ail Link Hardware I 1 ASSOCIATI t --L j .c Modern Electric Coleman, Hardware Ferme B C Magrath Trading Co. Magrath, Hardware Ltd. Taber, Alta Phone 223-2052 M R Lumber Co. Milk River, American Lumber Co. Ltd. Taber, Alta Phone 223-2265 Campbell Hardware Picture Butte, Companies Ltd. Taber, Alta Phone 223-2424 Sauter's General Supplies Vauxhall, Son Hardware Vauxhall, Alta Revelstoke Companies Ltd. 1802 3rd Ave S Lathbridga, Alta Phone Building Supplies 113-13 St N Lethbridge, Alta Phone 328-2050 Canada Paint 424 7th Street S Lethbridge, Alta Phone 328-8808 Brulene Paint Wall Covering 321 6th Street S Lethbridge, Alta Phone 327-8321 Magrath Co-op Ltd. Magrath Alta Barton Motors Ltd. Picture Butte, Alta Andrew's Hardware Fort Macleod, Alta North American Lumber Co. Ltd. Bow Island, Alta Cellis Building Supplies Coleman, Alta. Phone 563-3731 Cahoon Lumber Co. Ltd. Cardtton, Alta Pincher Creek Co-op Ltd. Cowley, Alta M E Hardware Foremost, Alta Pincher Creek Co-op Lumber Feed Pincher Creek, Alta Jackson Bros. Hardware Pincher Creek, Alia Ward's Allied Hardware Fort Macleod, Alta Bow Island Hardware Bow Island, Alta Thornton Sons Hardware Blalrmore, Alta Raymond Mercantile Ltd. Raymond Alta Phone 752-3034 Sunken 1872 whaler recovered: to sail again for centennial By SETH MYDANS NEW BEDFORD, Mass (A.P) Alex Byron has dug through arctic ice to find a sunken 19th century whaler that he says he will raise and sail again in 1976 to help celebrate the 200th anni- versary of United States inde- pendence Under 40 feet of near- freezing, water in Hudson's Bay the whaler Ansel Gibbs has lam mostly intact for nearly 101 years Experts told him it can't be done he says But he is con vinced he can raise the ship and sail it back to port using much of the original sails and rigging Byron has already been to Hudson s Bay where the Gibbs was wrecked in 1872 He says he will raise her next summer The 111-foot, three-masted whaler sailed out of New Bed- ford Dec 13 1871, with a crew of 28 It took 10 months to reach Hudson's Bay and put into the Marble Island Har- bor a tiny sheltered cove where whalers often spent the winters moored to each other The island is just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and besides the whalers, nomadic Eskimos were the only visitors On Oct 19 1872 the Gibb's anchor cable snapped in a storm and she drifted onto the rocks of Dead Man's Island where her crew es- caped before she sank The Ansel Gibbs lay forgotten in that still, 28 5- degree water (salt water freezes at 28 degrees) until 1970 when a scuba team look- ing for another wreck found her Byron saw a newspaper story about the discovery and began to try to figure out how to raise her Some experts told him the ship would disintegrate when raised They said she would need a bath of plastic to halt the breakdown of wood caulk ing And even then they said, she couldn t be sailed back But Byron did not give up Last summer he and a New Bedford friend Evan Horn set out for Hudson s Bay with three scuba divers They found the Ansel Gibhs resting at an angle with her stern down in perfect condi- tion except for part of the bow damaged on the rocks of Dead Man s Island The lines are still on the ship and they re still tied Byron says The ropes the canvas the spars, they re all recoverable and reusable Some ot the brass is still shining He says the extreme cold and the nearness of Marble Island against shifting ice, protected the ship from dis- integrating and that the Ansel Gibbs can indeed sail back to New Bedford Byron says he 11 have six to eight relatively ice free weeks to get her UD and through the Hudson Straits He says it will be a tow to Lunen- berg N S for refitting He's taking his time, he says, because he wants to sail the Gibbs back to her home at Merrill's Wharf, New Bed- foid, for the bicentennial He'll wait off the New Bed- ford coast, and on July 4 he'll hoist the original canvas and sail her in Project from Arctic ice Alex Byron of New Bedford, Mass has located a England antiques and painted this self-portrait showing sunken 19th century whaler that he hopes to raise from himself as an 18th century whaler with full grey-flecked the Arctic ice and sail again to help celebrate the United beard a pipe in the corner of his mouth and piercing States' 200th anniversary in 1976 Byron collects New eyes Burial grounds worth thousands Grave looting has its rewards ROTORUA NZ (CP) Grave robbers are looting an cient Maori burial grounds of artifacts that can sell on the North American markets for as much as 000 Scattered bones and broken coffins have been found where the grave robbers are attempting to cash in on rising prices for Maori artifacts that could make a haul worth thousands of dollars The most recent desecra- tion of graves was at sacred Pateko Island on Lake Rotoiti about 15 miles from here Authorities say it would be a massive job to keep watch on the old burial grounds in the area It s believed there are well over 100 around Lake Ro- toiti and more than half of these are unknown to the pre sent age group Artifacts from the pre-Eu- ropean era of about 200 years ago can fetch anything from to 000, but experts say they would sell for as much as 000 overseas But the grave robbers open- ing the Maori graves of the last 100 years or so are more than likely to be disappointed In these cases finding ar- tifacts is the exception rather than the rule Archeologists are also con- cerned about the robbing of the graves They say the ar- tifacts of bone and stone are impossible to date unless they are in an undisturbed con- dition Ldbatt's Blue smiles along with you. ;