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Tuesday, May 17, 1966
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MAY 17, 16- New methods o: THE LEADER POT, REGINA, SK. rAf;n i n n r oil recovery being By MEL HINDS legislative Reporter New secondary methods of oil recovery now being tested may substantially increase Saskatchewan's total recoverable reserves and probably lead to new exploration in some areas, say officials of the department of mineral resources. Oil companies are currently experimenting with at least three new methods which could mean recovery of a higher percentage of known reserves. Since about 1956 oil compan ies in the province have been using the water flood or pressure maintenance method of secondary recovery and this method is currently being used in 32 major oil pools. Water-flooding involves forcing water into oil - bearing formations by injection wells to help drive the oil to other wells at the surface. At the end of last year, 54 per cent of the province's remaining reserves was obtainable through secondary recovery methods. Estimated remaining reserves through primary recovery was 434.0U9.000 barrels while secondary recovery accounted for another 510.527.-000 barrels for a total of 944.- 538 0(H). Average oil recovery factor in Saskatchewan is 20 per cent, w ith the rate ranging from about five per cent in the heavy crude areas of Lloydminster to about 35 per cent through secondary recovery in the lighter crude areas. These 'igui es could be increased by the new methods now under test, officials say. The three methods bctni toted are msitu combustion (fire flooding), steam flooding or stimulation and Increasing of viscosity of water used in the water flooding method. The insitu method, being tested by Socony Mobil till of Canada Ltd . involves setting fire to the underground oil aitcr an has been injected to provide oxygen. The heat thins out the oil and the combustion gases drive the oil toward producing wells at the surface. The steam method is broken into two types. Hie first, being tried by Husky Oil uses steam put down a well to set up a flood front, forcing oil to other wells. The second type of steam operation, know n as the huff and puff method, is being tried by both Husky and Socony. It involves injecting steam for a period of about 3i days and then producing from the well for a period twice that long. The steam lowers the viscosity of the oil and makes it run more freely. The third method be-ng experimented with is a variation of the water flood method. Since wa:?r tends to bypass the heavier crude oils, chemicals are added to water to increase its viscosity. The water then is not as prone to bypass the oil and is better able to set up a flood front which pushes the oil toward the wells. Officials say if the methods work well, they would be especially helpful in the heavy crude area of Lloydminster and reserves there would be in creased substantially. Exploration for new oil finds in the area might also be increased if methods were f o u n d to make recovery of that type of od more effective However, the methods must be economical enough to make extra recovery attempts worth-while. If the costs proved too high, companies would probably not use them until other cheaper oil sources had been exhausted or oil prices increased enough to make the more expensive recovery methods pay. Myso re project provides research, e miming cen ire By IRV KROEKER Staff Reporter J. O. Wright, assistant secretary of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, returned to Regina recently after a tour through India with 12 other persons. The tour was organized by the Farmers' Union of Alberta. The group visited the research centre at Mysore, one of 30 such centres in India. Following Mr. Wright's return, the wheat pool donated SI, 500 to the Canada - Mysore fund through Mrs. R. H. Millike n, chairman of the provincial fund raising committee. The Saskatchewan committee's objective is to collect $60.-000 by 1967. The donation brought the total over the half-way mark. Because $30,000 was collected before the end of April, an anonymous Regina woman add- Wright said Mysore was chosen ed $1,000 to the fund. To date. j as the site because it is in the $34,000 has been collected. i area where the problem of food When the provincial objective ; spoilage is most prevalent, is reached, it will be given to j The government of India also the national fund which, in turn, t feels that students trained in will be handed over to the My-, this area are more likely to sore research project. stay to help solve the problems. Site of the project is on the If "they get their training out-property and in the palace of side of India they are less likely the former maharajah of My- to return home, he said, sore state who was appointed The site is located 15 miles governor of the state in 1947 outside the city limits of My-when India gained independ- sore. Buildings include the form-em'e- , er maharajah's palace and nuni- The Food anr1 Agriculture erous new research laborator-Organization of the United Na- ies. It is divided into a research tions chose Mysore as the spot centre and a training school, to launch a training program in The research centre has a food technology for all South-! staff of more than 1,000 includ-east Asia. , ing 30 scientists. Apart from Canada contributes the major that is the training school for 25 portion of its Freedom from j to 50 students Canada's dona-Hunger fund to the project. I tion is designated for the train- During an interview, Mr. 1 ing school. It is estimated that 25 per cent of all food produced inj Southeast Asia for human con- j sumption is destroyed by rats, i insects and other pests, birds, j disease and spoilage through ; processing, storage and hand- j ling. Mr. Wright said. ! Scientists at Mysore are developing processing equipment, insecticides, pesticides, sprays, rat poisons and preservatives. Currently there is emphasis on practical use of the research. "There is a growing awareness of the fact that all of these scientific advances are meaningless unless farmers and villagers find them practical to use," Mr. Wright said. "In the current year, half the standards of life in Southeast Asia. "C a n a d a's participation is greatly appreciated. Students graduating from this type of institution, knowing that someone else has contributed to giving them this opportunity, seem to have a dedication to the solution of the problems of their country," he said. There are five difficulties which the research institution faces in attempting to apply scientific advances. They are illiteracy, size of the job, language, lack of foreign capital and tradition, Mr. Wright said. "Approximately 80 per cent i of India's rural and Village pop-I lation is illiterate. Pamphlets K loinaniau says Military blocs opposed BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A top Romanian union leader, echoing his political chiefs, told a national labor congress here Monday, Romania is opposed to military blocs. icolai Ceausescu, Communist party chief, also spoke at the opening of the congress, attended by guest delegates from about 30 countries, including the Soviet Union. China, Albania and North Korea. But Ceausescu's first speech since his outspoken address nine days ago. which attracted worldwide attention with attacks on the old Soviet-led Comintern and criticism of military pacts, was non-controversial. Constantin Dragon, president of Romania's Central Labor Council, praised Ceausescu's original speech, saying it aroused a strong response in the mass of Romanian people. He also reiterated that Romania stands strongly for abolishing military blocs, meaning the Warsaw pact and the North Atlantic alliance in particular. Union asks equal pay in Canada v , -.-,,y ; V. a ,.. ' , I . ..-:' "- ' :-. ' . .-. " I "f. ': ' .':" ;' : : ''.j- J I i , v . t'J,: W h v '". ' y J t budget is directed to research I are being printed at the Grade utilization. This is the kind of j 4 level so that the son in the self training program which ' is able to read the material to will have a lasting effect on the i his parents. , "There Hurl Mark Conhm Aviation pioneer dies at 76 VANCOUVER (CP) - William Templeton of Vancouver, believed to be the first Canadian to build and fly a plane west of loronto, lias died in San Fran-1 Cisco at the age of 70, ! Mr. Templeton. known in Van-i couver as Mr. Aviation, was re-! ported to have died of pulmonary j edema. He was best-known for ' his successful flight for estab- J lishment of Vancouver Interna-1 tional Ainxirt. ! The pioneer aviator is also generally credited with lMng the first person to fly an aircraft of the conventional type a biplane with the propeller at the front from Canadian soil. The biplane was built in a Vancouver basement in late 1910 and early 1911 by Mr. Templeton. a now-deceased brother and a cousin. None of them had ever seen an aircraft. Thev took it to a city park on April 28. 1911, for a test flight. With the 21-year-old Mr. Templeton at the controls, the balsa-wood - and - baling - wire biplane soared briefly into the air, then coasted gently to a safe landing. The flimsy airplane was scrapped the next year after a number of minor mishaps, crashes, bumps and bruises. The basement builders' next i project turned out to be a much more impressive monoplane, to which was later added a set of pontoons another Canadian first. are 500,000 villages and 64,800 farm units in rural India. "There are 16 major languages and 400 dialects which makes it difficult to disseminate information. "There is a tremendous lack of foreign exchange and capital. Almost every program in India today is measured in terms of whether it will require the expenditure of foreign exchange. "With regard to tradition, Indian farmers and villagers are not opposed to killing rats and insects if they know how and have the materials. "But it is obvious that t h e vast majority of these people do not realize how much waste, disease and suffering is caused by their lack of concern," Mr. Wright said. He said the project is expensive to maintain. During the first year of operation, it cost 77.000 rupees ($15,082) to keep up the site. Landing at Bombay, the tour visited New Delhi, Agra where the Taj Hahal is located, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Madurai and Bombay again. Accompanying Mr. Wright was E. K. Turner of Maymont, a director of the wheat pool. On the return trip, they stopped for a day each in Hong Kong and Tokyo. In Hong Kong, they met the commissioners of the Canadian wheat board who were negotiating a wheat sale to China at the time, and in Tokyo they met members of the Japanese trade delegation which visited Canada a year ago. During the delegation's visit in Regina, members had been guests of the wheat pool. Y , ft Vv 4 ' ' f , ' J f MYSORE VISITOR: J. O. Wright, visited the research institute at Mysore, for a training school at the institute. Mr. the Saskatchewan fund-raising committee fund stands at $33,000 following a $1,500 I rfMdri Post phnto assistant secretary of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, India, earlier this year A fund is being raised in Canada Wright chats with Mrs. R. H Mill'kcn which hopes to collect SiiO.000 by lllfi? donation by the wheat pool. chairman of The prov mcial Washington in Viet asses sm wrong ents By WILLIAM L. RPAN Associated Press News Analyst How accurate have U.S. leaders lieen in assessing developments and prospects in South Viet Nam? A recapitulation of some of their less-lucky statements suggests that, with deadly regularity events mock both their assessments and predictions. Time after time Washington expresses surprise at a sudden stormy development in Saigon's politics. Now. once again, Washington is surprised as it looks at a new- crisis, this one evoking echoes of the 1903 turmoil which brought down the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. Only a week ago. State Secretary Dean Rusk told the Senate foreign relations committee that "some interpretations may have been overdrawn" in the reporting of a statement by Premier Nguyen Cao Ky. Ky, discussing prosp edive South Viet Nam elections, said it would take at least a year to prepare orderly transition to civilian rule and he expected to Absent 35 years, hubby unwanted LONG BEACH. Calif. (CP. ' AP) Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers. Monday asked the union's constitutional convention to back the union executive in its attempt to "wipe out the wage differential between the United States and Canada." Workers in the auto industry in both countries are "doing the same job for the same corporation, making the same car, and should be making the same wage," he said in opening the convention. He also asked the convention to back the goal of abolishing the hourly rate system in favor of a guaranteed annual salary. The goal, along with that if wage equality between Canada and the United States, would be sought in the 19(17 round of contract negotiations in the two countries. "we do not intend to sign a basic agreement unless it contains a guaranteed annual sal-1 ary." he said. "Hourly wages: are historically obsolete, eco-J nomically unsound and morally! indefensible." WARD TO SASKATOON MAIS SASKATOON - Earl Mark (lordon of Saskatoon was presented with the Governor-General's Medal at the 55ih annual spring convocation in Saskatoon Tuesday. The award is for the most distinguished graduate of the year receiving a first degree. Both scholarship and leadership are considered in choosing the winner. The presentation was made by Dr. J. W. T. Sptnks. president of the university. Mr. Gordon also was present-; ed with the Copland Prize as the most distinguished graduate in the college of arts and .science. He received the bachelor of ni ts degree with great distinction and won an honors scholarship in physics. Awards he received earlier include University of! , S a s k atchewan undergraduate i scholarships in his first and , I socond years and a Northern : Electric scholarship in his third. year. tie nas Deiongeu to the campus B'nai B'rith and received an award as the most active member, lie served as treasurer, president and past president of the organization. He was a World University Service WIIKKK WAS thi: rim;? MONDAY 11:17 a.m. 1900 block Rose St. Fuel oil on street. No fire. 12:13 p.m. Hamilton St. and McKinley Ave. Grass fire. No damage. 12.23 p.m. Albeit St. and 1st Ave. N. Grass fire. No damage. 2:48 p.m. 105 Hiddell Cr. Child locked in bathroom. 5:32 p in. Broad St and 2nd Ave. N. Children ignited rubbish. No damage. 8:53 p.m. 42(1 King St. Car fire. Damage $73. 10:43 p.m. Forget SI. and 4th Ave. False alarm. 11:26 p.m. 1330 Angus St. Children plaving with fire crackers ignited greenhouse. Damage tin-know n. of Canada representative on the Men's Arts and Science Association and served on the executive of the Physics Club. He played intramural basketball. Mr. Gordon is a graduate of Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon. Legion members to fly on new 727 jetliner Members of the Royal Canadian Legion depart for London Friday at 6 p.m. on the Boeing 727 Jetliner which is owned by Max Ward of Edmonton The Boeing 727 aircraft Is the first of Its kind which has ever been sold to somone in Canada. It Is owned by Ward ilr In Edmonton, a rhartcr . flight company which has more passengers than any other company in Ca-da except Canadian Pacific Airlines and Air Canada. When the Boeing 727 touches down in Regina Friday after, noon. It will lie the first time a plane of its kind has ever landed here. It ill le oX'n for public Mewing from 4 to 5 30 p.m. A tegion spokesman said 102 passengers are needed for a full flight. At press time Tuesday. s had been booked. Six more are needed. Return f a r e to London's Gat-wit k Airport and back to Regina is $345. If six more passengers are not found, there will be a slight Increase In each Individual fare, the legion spokesman said. Mr, Ward purchased the Boe-ing "27 from Boeing Co, in Seattle earlv this month. He oaid I $7 nw.non for it and calls it the 1 CF-FUN "We sell fun," he says, Ihs ads mad "Flv lo London for $:;.1.000 and bring 99 friends." Stewardesses are pretty coeds from the University of Allterta. Mr, Ward's airline company has an option on a second Boeing 727, scheduled for delivery from Seattle In April, 1967. He established his airline rompany at Yellow knife, N.W.T., in 1946 and moved the operation to Edmonton in 1961. He still has a seven plane fleet operating out of Yellow knife. Other charter flights for Ward-air this season are the Slier-wood Coop, a Shakespeare club, the Edmonton Sniphony Society, an investment club and 14 flights of Dutch Canadians The legion's charter flight Is rrturning to Retina June 14. E. II. Seed riles held Funeral service for Ernest II. Seed, 78. of 2S24 12th Ave was held in Specrs Funeral Chapel May 11 with Ramsey Quark of Moose Jaw officiating. Burial was in Regina cemetery. Mr. Seed was born at Kerfoot, Man., and spent his early years at Tregarva, then homes! eaded at Kineaid, He moved to Regina in 1918 and worked for several Regina firms before retiring in 195S. He is survived by his wife, the former Sadie McGregor, at home: two brothers. Erwin of 1256 Robinson St. and Percy of Saskatchewan Reach; six sisters. Mrs. Lottie Donaldson of 4440 Rae St., Mrs. May Middlemiss of llearne. Mrs Essie Black-stock of Inchkeith, Mrs A. .1. Hartley of Moose Jaw, Mrs. R. K. McGregor of Midale, and Mrs. II. C. Goudie of Saskatoon; u daughter, Mrs. R. S. Taylor, at home, and a granddaughter. Mr. Seed was a past deputy master of the Royal Black Per-ceptory Chapter No. 581 Pile-o-Bones Regina and past master of No. 2631 Edward L.O L. SINGS THROUGH C1IMNS LONDON (CP)-Pop singer Tom Jones, recovering from an operation on his tonsils, has to ! tied up when singing lo prevent damage to his voice. Doctors found hi violent gyrations on stae wimp affecting his vocal cords. His wife now lies his arms to his sides while he practise, hn'img to tone down the gymnastics. Ah wonh be bought by Canada OTTAWA (CP) - Canada is i not in the market Tor all or part of the $50,000,000 Hirshhorn art collection unless Mr. Hirshhorn cares to make a donation, Prime Minister Pearson said Monday. He spoke in the Commons after a series of opposition questions prompted by reports that the mining promoter, Joseph II. Hirshhorn. is negotiating for sale of his valuable collection to the United Slates government. ! Mr. Hirshhorn. 67, is a native : of Latvia who made millions in ! Ontario's uranium boom. Opposition Leader Dicfen-baker asked whether there had , been any suggestion that the i collection lie available lo Can- ada's National Gallery. j Mr. Pearson said there have been no discussions. State Secretary Judy La- j Marsh, who reports to pailia- ment for the National Gallery, j said officials had no idea the collection was up for sale. i PLANNED () N EXHIBITION Former Gallery director. Alan : Jams, had talked to Mr. Ilirsh-! horn eight years ago. At that time Mr. Hirshhorn said he In-; tended lo build a gallery of Ins ow n in New York. Reports of the agreement with the U.S. government indicated the government will put up a gallei y in Washington for the collection. Mis I.aMarsh said thi"! alone w ould require several million dollars. The budget of the National ! Gallery is less than $2,000.0(81 annually. Miss LaMarsh was also ones-1 tioned about a weekend statement that she would like to see a $8,000,000 painting In the National Gallery. Miss LaMarsh explained It was a personal idea something to purchase as a standard of excellence for Canadians. "My view has never been discussed with my colleague, most tiotab'y not with the pnme minister or nuance minister," she said NANA1MO, B.C. (CP)-A Na-naimo w o m a n has turned thumbs down on a husband she hasn't seen for 35 years who popped up recently in Wisbech, England. "I'm not the least bit interested." said Mrs. Florence Plunkett. who lives here with her daughter and son-in-law. "He married me I didn't marry him." James Plunkett first heard of his wife and daughter when he saw a missing persons advertisement in a British weekly newspaper. His daughter had decided to-try and find out if her father was still alive. Mr. Plunkett was very much alive and expressed an interest in travelling to Canada to see his wife and daughter but said he doesn't have the cash to cover the trip. "There's no bad feeling, but I'm. just not interested," Mrs. Officers elected of the Assoc- At the annual meeting Canadian Figure Skating iation, prairie section, in Win-niHg last week, William Allan of Calgary was elected chairman. W. A, Frielx'l of Saskatoon was elected vice-chairman; Mrs. J Sandison of Regina, secretary-treasurer: Mrs. Jean Norman of Saskatoon, chairman of the judges committee: Raden C a m p bell of Swift Current, chairman of the championship committee. Directors elected were: Gordon Barrett of Calgary and John Vipoml of Edmonton for Alberta; William Evans of Estoti and Mis. W. Kalteiibruner of Regina for Saskatchewan: and Arthur Thompson and A R RlaU of Winnipeg for Manitoba Mrs, Kalteiibruner will edit the newsletter. Ice Chips. Plunkett said. "I haven't seen him for 35 years and as far as I'm concerned he's dead and I'm very happy now." Mrs. Plunkett met her husband in 1927 while travelling from the United Kingdom to Canada. They were married the following year in Toronto. HAD CHILI) IN 1929 She said Mr. Plunkett left her shortly after they were wed and she gave birth to her daughter Patricia in 1929. "He kept following me everywhere I wen! and said he wouldn't go away until he married mo." said Mrs. Plunkett. "Finally, I just gave up and married him." She said she saw her hus-bund for short periods of time during the next few years but he disappeared for good in the early 1930s after serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps for a year. Mr. Plunkett returned to Wis-beeh ;iih remarried. His second wife di.'d three years ago. "1 got a job and worked to support myself and my (laughter." said Mrs Pluiiketi. "I gave her a good education and she is happily married with five children and is expecting a set of twins " (HWGE MAILBAG JOBS LONDON (CP) Convicts In British prisons may Ik- freed from some of their traditional jobs, such as band-sewing canvas mailbags. Lord Stonham, 62, new prison chief, wants to replace the present 36 trades, which include basket weaving and blat ksmitliing. to nine trades which will be more useful to released prisoners. jChou visit 1 post poncri VIENNA (Reuters) - The planned official visit of Chinese Premier Chou En-lai to Romania has heen postponed. East-bloc diplomats said here Tuesdac The date of the visit, never officially announced but believed scheduled for later this week, now is fixed for niid-Jline. they said The sources said the new dale would allow Chou to stay longer in Romania than originally planned The Chinese leader's Visit to Bucharest has taken on added significance because of apparent jHilicy differences between Romania and the Soviet Union. Thesn are wij..v(d to be why the Soviet Communist parly leader, Leonid Brerhnev, flew to Bucharest last week. Romanian Leader Nicolai Ce itisescu has made It clear In public that Romania refuses to accept Soviet domination in the Communist camp and that it I'-hews military !lin s to I' an outdated conception. remain in power that long Rusk said Ky was "not going to try to stand in the way of the constitutional and electoral process." A few days later Washington received another in a long series of Viet Nam jolts when Ky sent government troops into Da Nang lo seize tit at strategic port city from his political opponents. FEAR CIVIL WAR Ky's action immediately ignited the anger of the politically powerful Buddhists the same Buddhists who brought down Diem. Fears were expressed of civil war in a nation already tormented by a frustrating War with Viet Cong guerrillas. The current upheaval canie while Ambassador Henry Cabot. Lodge was in Washington for consultations. This pattern is familiar, loo. In the summer of 1963. the fateful Buddhist crisis built up during the vacation of Ambassador Frederick Nolting. In his one year as ambassador. .Ink, 19H4. to June, 1965, Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor left Saigon for Washington four tunes. During three of those absences there were political upheavals in Saigon. Only once did Taylor return to find in office the same men who were there when he left. Perhaps the least lucky with predictions and assessments has been Defence Secretary Robert McNaniara. In September, 1963. McNaniara and Taylor visited Viet Nam. They reiwted to Presi-dont Kennedy "that the major part of the U.S. military task can be completed by the end of 1965" and that the need for major U.S. involvement would end then. Two months later a military j coup brought down the Diem re-; pi me. NEW MAN POPULAR' i Of the new top man. Mai -: Gen. Duong Van Minh, Mia-mara said Jan. 27. 19M. that Mmli's government "has considerably more pomlar support : than its predecessor." 1 Three days later. Minh was : evicted by a coup and Maj.-Gcn. Nguyen Khanh was in. A few days later MeNamara said he and President Johnson were delighted with Gen Khan's plans to step up the war. On Feb. is he sa'd "the United States will pull out most troops by 1965. even if the anti -Communist drive f.tUorv" Keeping all American troops in South Viet Nam. tie said "would be a waste of our personnel," What if the South Vietnamese effort should cave in'' "I don't Ix'lieve that ponnna in hundreds of thousands of troops is die solution." said MeNamara. lie said the administration had no plans to do so Today there are 225. (Hill U S troops m Soii'h Vie! Nam In July. 1963, McNamaia was back in Sou'h Viet Nam. now under Premier Ky's niic after a bewildering series of coups. In November, i65. ending: yet another visit, be said his most dramatic impression was that "we have stopped losing the w nr." Last week, MeNamara ton-reded that polita'al tin moil in South Viet Nam cut U S. military effectiveness. )t predicted "that wiil terminate shoitly" Then South let Nam I'll w up again.

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