Times Colonist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on February 15, 1969 · 1
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Entertainment-Pages 6, 8; 9 Travel -Page 20 Full Week's TV-Page 19 Books- Page 7 111 JJ"" 1 1 inJjL ' " " iihuiiihiiii ii.1.iiyuiiiii.jwi vfi 1ST . .. . . . . f . 9S WEATHER: Cloudy, Showers 85th Year, No. 209 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY PHONE 382-3131 PRICE: 15 CENTS Mine Act Stronger In U S. By JOHN MIKA Times Legislative Reporter Mines Minister Frank Pichipr told the lesislatui Friday that legislation he introduced to give himself discretionary power over ravages of surface mining would be sent to a committee of MLAs at the second-reading stage. The legislation, in the form of bills to establish a new Coal Mines Regulation Act and an identical amendment to the existing Mines Regulation Act. concentrates on surface mining. The legislation was drawn up after almost a year's study b y a g overnment-industry committee under his department's supervision and Mr. Ricliter told reporters it constituted the "most exacting legislation anywhere in North America." ASK FOR EXAMPLES However, when later asked for any comparative examples to back up his claim, lie said he could not be expected to memorize all the acts of other jurisdictions controlling surface mining. "There's a stack of them this high," he said. "I can't memorize it all." When asked if the penalty section of the B.C. bills were stiffer than the legislation in Kentucky which has received wide publicity, Mr. Richter said he didn't know. Invited to give a single Illustration of his own choosing among- the various provisions . of the government's nrnmsed bills which Would compare favorably with any other jurisdiction, Mr. Richter repeated he could not be expected to memorize all the details. LIGHTER PENALTY It was subsequently learned the B.C. amendment is slightly weaker than the Kentucky law in regard to penalties and bonds and does not have any comparable licence fee section. The Richter amendments would set a maximum fine of S1.000 on summary conviction of an initial violation of the regulations but the Kentucky ordinance sets both a minimum $100 as well as a maximum $1,000. The B.C. bills set a no-minimum bond requirement of up to $300 per acre at the m inister's discretion based on the area of the surface mine and its disposal field to g u arantee reclamation requirements. The Kentucky law uses Ihe same maximum hut also sets a minimum of $100 per acre, with a minimum $2,000 bond, and is based on all land distributed both on and off-site. CAUSE TO MAKE ONE BLUBBER Vancouver Aquarium ' curator . Dr. ' Murray Newman has a whale of a headache today after someone freed one of his killer whales at Pender Harbor early Friday. . Dr. Newman told The Times today that Ilyak, a trained whale penned in Pender Harbor since its capture last Mav, was released between 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. when nets surrounding it were slashed. The 2'-ton whale was one of seven trapped by commercial fishermen last May snd purchased by the Vancouver Aquarium. It was being kept in Pender Harbor until a new whale pool bring built at the aquarium was completed. Dr. Newman said a carelaker checked on the whale at 2:30 a.m. and found everything normal. When he made another check at 7:30 the nets were cut and the whale was gone. SPORTING an ensemble" of raccoon . coat, fur hat and Quebec Winter Carnival ; sash around his waist, Prime Minister Trudeau greets people out Thousands of Quebec Police Guard Trudeau at Carnival QUEBEC (CP) Perhaps 2,000 policemen will be on duty. tonight when Prime Minister Trudeau reviews the carnival parade from an outdoor grand-' stand near the St. Louis gate. A city police officer said the 7"0-man force is being bolstered by 1,200 to 1,500 Quebec provincial policemen, security guards ana police from other cities A number of Montreal policemen and a number of Montreal separatists have been seen intoday in his suite on the close - the city. .-..,.- I ly-guarded lath-floor of the Cha - Montreal Police Director! UN Patrol Advocated For Lebanese Border Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS; A TTnitprf Nations force i n. tioned on the border with Israel;""" participants included I r is the best way to protect Leba- noi from Zionism, two right-winger members of Beirut's Parliament said today. ."Lebanon is a weak country and no one can protect it except the United Nations, which was actually formed for states like Jean-Paul Gilbert was amongi the guests at the carnival ball at which the prime minister danced until 2 a.m. as mounties in tuxedos hovered nearby. Mounties in uniform and in; plain clothes, a couple of them dressed as hippies, have kept a close watch on Mr. Trudeau: since he arrived Fridav evenine!Daraae- for a fun weekend at the carni val. He rose shortly before noonjagainst Mr. Trudeau, but,' he teau Frontenac. Lebanon ' said Deputy Nasri '" a l'"'1' "" Maalouf met prime minister Saeb Salnm ami Raymond Edile, a deputy who was minister of public wrrks when Israel raided Beirut airport last December. Edde said a UN force should be stationed on the border, but only after all Lebanese had agreed to such a step. "Egypt has done it and there ts' nothing to ne asiiamea about," Edde said. Salam, one of the leaders of Lebanon's Moslem community, ohiected. He said only-a strong Lebanese army backed by com plete national unity could pro tect the country. " ROCKETS INMI'RK ONE Israel said today rockets were fired from Jordan at a kibbutz In the river Jordan Valley Fri day and one woman was slightly injured. Ir Cairo, the semi-official gov eminent newspaiHT Al-Ahram said Egypt has inbrmed Britain it would consider a reoorted British offer to supply Israel with arms "a hostile action asiainst Arab countries." Foreign Minister Mamoud Riad gave the message to Sir Harold Beeley, British ambassador to Egypt, at a meeting Wednesday, the paper said. Al Allium said the British have made no attempt to deny the reported arms deal "but on the contrary have provided some vague explanations thai could not b considered reasonable justifications." VICTORIA, B.C., SATURDAY, FEB. 15, 196996 PAGES ft side Quebec City Hall Friday shortly; after his arrival in the city for the final: weekend of the carnival (CP , Wirephoto). " During the afternoon he was to drop the puck for the final game of the carnival's inlerna- tional peewee hockey champion- ship then visit Rue Ste. Therese to see the colorful ice statues, He was to m in th rpvimiino- , r , - . . r' A city pilice officer said in an interview he knew of no threats added, a number of separatists are in the 'city. The police officer said that in former years 1,200-1,500 soldiers have been loaned fertile city to heip control crowds during a weekend that draws tens of thousands of revelling visitors. This year, however, security guards and police from other forces were being used to supplement the city contingent. "They are going to have lots of protection," he said of Mr. Tvwiea'u and the guests who will be at the reviewing stand with him.' "I can promise you that." The reviewing stand is across from the Garrison Club, just inside the walls of the old city at the St. Louis gate. The area will he brilliantly lit by banks of television lights. INDEX Ak The Times 25 Births, Deaths ....... 30 Church :.'.'23 Classified ."....' SO , C'Oinlcn .I........ 41 Dear Abby 28 I 'I n:t nee May MR ... l'wiiiy Saver SKirls Weather Women' . ,..12, 13 25 ...... 2il ... J4-1B .:. 28 -2 i Ip" Ixxiks like th' East Germans are tryin' t' earn their Big Block. , In a way, the new minin' regulations are like purlin' liniment an' bandages on tbr wounds, , We shouldn't hev any trouble recognizin' China they're th' ones alius snarlin' at us, - Jan CUT-OFF OF U.S. AID MAY FOLLOW SHIP NAB LIMA (AP) The Peruvian government has released a United States tuna boat captured in the Pacific Friday, but Washington sources said the incident could precipitate a cutoff of U.S. aid to Peru. The American vessel, Mariner, was captured by a Peruvian Navy gunboat which attacked a small fishing fleet more than 23 miles off the Peruvian coast. The skipper of another vessel reported his boat was peppered with machine-gun fire before the gunboat was driven off. Mother Certain City Man Slain The mother of a city days says she is now convinced her son has been mur-' nr"i;,r""y . , , I ,ncrcasngly menacing press r r i j innnxr l r,, , , and d i p 1 o m a t i c campaign Mrs. R. D. Osland, 1300 iates Street, also said that:against the proposed election in police investigation into the disappearance of William west Berlin, which, it says, vio-Osland, 35, of 2831 Seaview Drive, has ruled out am-' late the city's special independ nesia or suicide She would speak on the case . only with approval of the officer heading the investigation by Saanich police, Detective-Ser . geant Robin Stewart. This approval was obtained. Mrs. Osland of 1300 Yates Street and family friend, Aid. Robert Baird of Victoria, today placed advertisements in local newspapers offering $1,000 reward for information leading to discovery of Mr. Osland or disclosing his whereabouts. : Mr. Osland's firm, Diversified Management and Development, planned to add $1,000 to the reward Monday if police investigations were still stymied. Mrs. Osland said she had absolute faith in the police investigation, adding, "I am sure they'll come up with something." The party who "killed" her son must be found, she stated. She said, and police verified that the missing man was in excellent physical and mental health at the time of his disappearance and his financial affairs were in good order. Mr. Osland's car was found parked outside his office in downtown Victoria on Feb. 3 with the keys and his briefcase both inside. However, Saanich is conducting the investigation because it was in this, his home municipality, that he was reported missing. SFU PROFS CHARGE THREATS VANCOUVER (CP) Four Simon F r a s e r University faculty members said Friday they were subjected to har- rassment and intimidation after they opposed radicals in the political sciencesociology and anthropology department. They are Prof. R. P. Srivastava, of the department of social and . philosophical foundations who was a member, of the PSA department until last May 1; archeology professors Dr. Roy Carlson and Dr. Phillip Hobler, who were under the PSA department until earlier this month when the SFU senate trans-f erred responsibility for archeology to the faculty of arts; and Dr. A. H. Soinjee, a full professor in the PSA department now on leave wi lling a book in England. irmraaon to businessman missing for 12 OSLAND mystery grows WIRE BRIEFS Gunmen Get $12,000 TORONTO (CP) Two young men, armed and wearing no masks, robbed an Etobi-coke borough supermarket of more than $12,000 Friday night after firing one shot. There were no injuries. Police Smash Ring LOS ANGELES (AP) Police swooped down on an ordinary-looking residence early today and broke up a $1,000,-000 counterfeiting ring. Police said Ihey arrested four men. Their identities were withheld, but police said all were from the Los Angeles area. Cold Spell Hits U.K. LONDON (Ueuters) Three- quarters of Britain wm In llin grip of snow and ice today with blizzard like conditions reported in the north of Eng.-lam!. One-third of English professional soccer mutches were postponed. , Children Get Aid ROME (AP) The United Nations Children Fund will spend more than $4,000,000 to aid and rehabilitate children in war-torn Nigeria and Biafra. (Gorges Sicault, UNICEF's regional director, said tinlay $3,000,000 will be used in a rehabilitation program near Lagos, in federal territory. Slick Nears Coast SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (UPIl Harbor officials today braced for a new invasion of crude oil as onshore winds pushed a fresh slick close to the southern California coast. The new oil slick spread out. over eight miles of the Pacific as oil and natural gas continued to seep from the ocean floor near an offshore drilling platform. IS) 1U Reds Continue War of Nerves BERLIN (Reuters) The new East German ban on land access routes to West Berlin went into effect today amid mounting Communist threats of further measures if West Germany holds a meeting of its electoral college to choose a new president March 5. The restrictions, announced!?- - - - - six days ago, prohibit West Ger- man servicemen and legislators from travelling on expressways through East German territory to the isolated Western enclave. But the practical effects of the ban are limited. The legisla tors comprising the electoral college are still able to fly into West Berlin although the West G e r m a n-government warned Friday that interference with Allied air corridors is a strong possibility. . j ent status. The East German SenRte Fri day sent a warning message to West Berlmers, sayme they would have to suffer the conse- quences if the Bonn government insists on holding the election in the city. EXPECT HARASSMENT A West German government spokesman said Bonn officials have information indicating that Soviet harassment ' of the air corridors to West Berlin and interference with overland traffic must be expected. ' , Informed sources in West Germany reported slight increases in Soviet and East German troop activity west of Berlin, but these could not be immediately confirmed. Both reports came amid fears of imminent Warsaw pact manoeuvres on the East-West German border. Military leaders of the seven full Warsaw pact states met in East Berlin during the last few days, it was an nounced Friday. I Informed sources here did rot rule out the possibility of C m-munist manoeuvres particular after recent large U.S. military exercises near the West German-Czechoslovak border. TIED I P TRAFFIC But thev discounted rumors that the Soviet Union would har- a nir traffic and penerallv be - lioi-ert thut the situation wou d not erupt into a ma jor crisis. It was more a war of nerves, partlv ti force the West Ger mans into changing the venue of their election and partly to test the resolve of President Nixon, the sources said. The major harassment came in 1965, during a plenary session of the West German Bundestag in West Berlin, when Soviet and Continued on Page 2 VATICAN, U.S. TO BOLSTER TIES i ' " '" '' "" VATICAN CITY (WP) Contacts are under . , way to strengthen diplomatic ties between the Vatican and the United States, beginning with the appointment of an American representative to the Holy See, Vatican sources have confirmed. . . A major issue, the sources said, is whether the U.S. envoy would be a personal representative of the . president, as reportedly , envisaged by President , Nixon, or whether he would hold the rank of am- . bassador, as is desired by the Vatican. At present, the Vatican is represented in Washington by an apostolic delegate, who technically is the Pope's representative to American Catholics. Washington has not had a representative at the Vatican since Myron C. Taylor held the post from 1939 to 1950. He was sent, here by President franklin D. Roosevelt as his personal representative and was retained by President Harry Truman in the same capacity. RISK SMALL IN NIXON'S BERLIN TRIP WASHINGTON (W P ) American officials expressed confidence Friday that the latest Communist campaign against West Berlin will stop short of any risk to President Nixon's vist there Feb. 27. The Soviet Union is fully aware that any harassment of the president's trip to West Berlin could jeopardize tha whole range of U.S.-Soviet relations in the Nixon administration, informed sources said. Therefore, they added, they see no likelihood of such a challenge. U.S. Ignores Cong Truce; Bombers Busy SAIGON (AP) - The com-bined forces ignored the start of a Viet Cong ceasefire today and continued air strikes and offensive operations. The Viet Cong stand-down for Tet,' the lunar new year holiday that begins Monday, is scheduled to last until Feb. 22. . The allied command announced a 24-hour lunar New Year truce beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. U.S. B-52 bombers kept up theii attacks along an arc north of Saigon aimed to prevent Viet Cong troops from massing for an offensive. U.S. headquarters announced the loss of a helicopter and a light observation plane over South Vietnam, raising to 2.3RS the number of choppers and to 2.551 the number of fixed-wing aircraft lost in the eight-year war. The plane was shot down iWednesday south of Da Nang, , Killing one crew memoer ana wounding another. The helicopter was downed Thursday in the Mekong Delta, and its two crew members were wounded. Highway Still Closed NORTH VANCOUVER (CD A department of ' highway spokesman said . todays tlm Squaiiilsh highway will remain closed at least until .Monday.

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