Tuesday, January 19, 1954 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Page 7

Plan new road to get deposits of base metals

Port Arthur, Jan. 18.—Base metal deposits located recently in the Manitouwadge Lake area, 150 miles east of here, will be reached by a new winter toad to be constructed immediately, it was announced today by George Wardrope, MPP, Port Arthur.

Mr. Wardrope has just returned from Toronto, where he interviewed Mines Minister Kelly. He was accompanied on the trip by Roy Barker, co-discoverer of the properties.

We were assured the department would pay 50 per cent of the cost of the road, Mr. Wardrope said. Mr. Kelly also said the Government would send a road survey party to the area after break-up.

Mr. Wardrope is inclined to feel that an all-weather loop from Seagram along the CNR right-of-way to Caramat through Manitouwagde on the CPR should be built.

A road already exists over this route, except for about 30 miles.

Railways: C.N.Rys.