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   Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1966, Lethbridge, Alberta                                WEATHER High 75, Continuing Warm The Letltbtidge Herald VOL. LIX No. 250 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES s Vi'lV JH HAV 018 Ci'I Alberta Bins Bulging With Big Crop Southern Alberta farmers have wrapped up the biggest grain harvest in history. There's never been another like it. Throughout the South, grain bins are full and spilling- over. For the first time since 1952, the previous record year, to grain piles on the ground are again evident in many parts of the countryside. Most farmers anticipated the Federal Govt. Does Aboutf ace On Pipeline Ban HEAPED UP HARVEST Symbol of the greatest groin harvest in of grain, ore stored in the bins and piles. The mountain of barley, left, southern Alberta is this scene at Spring Coulee. The piles of plenty and would weigh nearly tons. The country grain elevator in the back- steel bins belong to Terra Seeds Ltd., Cardston. More than bushels ground completes the picture. By Tim Johnston Study Toss Bids EDMONTON (Special) In- dustry Minister Drury said here applications for industrial de volopment totalling for the Crowsnest Pass is being considered by the federal gov- ernment. The proposals for develop- ment are under the federal government's depressed a program. "We don't expect all this to materialize, at least not im- tlie minister said, "but there are some proposals that appear to be serious and could materialize at any time." One of the projects (hat has already been approved under the depressed area program for the Pass is Phillips cable plant at Sentinel at a cost of nearly Opened last year, it now employs 90 persons. Minister Resigns SAIGON (Reuters) Dr. Nguyen Ba Kha, health minis- ter of South Viet Nam, has tendered his resignation in pro- test against the arrest of a col- league on political grounds, re- liable sources said Tuesday. This is the first resignation from .the government of Pre- mier Nguyen Cao Ky since its formation 16 months ago. Figures Tell The Story Southern Alberta 1966 ACRES Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax YIELD PER ACRE 34.2 68 62 28 20 Southern Alberta 1965 Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax 29.5 62.5 51 20.6 15.8 Southern Alberta 1952 Wheat ..............j... 27.3 Oats 52 Barley 40 Rye...................... Unavailable Unavailable Flax...................... Unavailable Unavailable Alberta 1966 Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax 29.4 50.2 40.6 24 15 Prairie Provinces 1966 Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax 26.2 47 39 23 11.5 fSTAL BUS. Over Eligible Voters For By election Hectic Campaign Ends Tonight By JIM MERRIAU Herald Staff Writer pOLLS open at 9 a.m. Thurs- day in the Pincher Creek- Crowsnest Pass provincial by- election, marking the end o one of the most active politica campaigns .staged in Alberta in many years. A highlight of the byelection has been the "big names'' REVIEW IS LAUNCHED INTO TRUSCOTT CASE OTTAWA cabinet- ordered review of the Steven Truscott case began in the Su- preme Court of Canada today with the hearing of expert wit- nesses on the stomach contents of murder victim Lynne Harper at the time of her death. It was on the basis of these stomach contents that the Crown at the 1959 trial placed Tniscolt, then 14, with the girl about the time of her death. Truscott himself was not pres- ent as tlie high court began its hearings into the sex slaying of the 12-year-old girl at Clinton, Out. Defence lawyer G. Arthur Martin told the court he did not want Truscott in the court when the witnesses arc heard. Trus- cott would be in the court only when bo gave evidence. First witness called by the Crown was Henry John Funk, a biochemist with the attorney- general's crime laboratory in Toronto. He examined the mur- der victim's stomach contents, but was not called at the 1959 trial because the Crown had failed to seek leave to call more than five expert witnesses. AUTHOR PRESENT Among the press corps was Mrs. Isabel LeBourdais whose book, The Trial of Steven Trus- cott, was the main factor in get- ting tlie cabinet to order the re- view. James Byrne, Liberal mem- ber of Parliament for Kootenay East, was present in the public scats. He told the Commons earlier that lie would be willing :o stake his Commons seat on TruscoU's innocence, I brought in by each of the four parties with candidates in the running. All have drawn mud larger than normal crowds. BIG CROWDS T. C. Douglas, national leader of the New Democratic Party visited the riding last week anc spoke in both Pincher Creek and Blairmore, on behalf ol NDP candidate Garth Turcott, a Pincher Creek lawyer. Mr. No Herald On Monday Canada celebrates Thanks- giving Day on Monday, Oct. 10. No editions of The Herald will he published. Complete coverage of week- end news will be carried in Tuesday's pnpcr. Groups and organizations having news items for Tues- day arc reminded they must be received in The Herald of- fices before noon Saturday to ensure publication, Douglas was the only nationa leader to appear on the scene About 130 attended a ban- quet in Pincher Creek to hear the national NDP leader while a crowd of something more than 500 turned out at a public meeting in Blairmore. Alberta's Premier E. C. Man- ning wound up a visit to the riding last night with a public meeting in Blairmore. The at- tendance at the meeting was also estimated at about 500. Mr. Manning spoke to a crowd of about 450 at a public meeting in Pincher Creek the night be- fore. The premier also discussed a number of problems with 'Pass residents at a luncheon Thursday. He visited the hospi- tal in Blairmore at the request of the trustees. Joe Hanrahan of Lethbridge is the Socred candidate. Alvin Hamilton, former Con- servative minister of agricul- .ure, spoke in the riding earlier n support of Alex Wells of Blairmoro Progressive Con- servative candidate. Tlie three provincial Liberal MLAs were also in the riding HECTIC _. (Concluded on Page Two) crop and built extra stor- age, tout it just wasn't enough. FINAL REPORT The Herald's final 1966 crop report presented today shows that the South's farmers this year: Set a new record for aver- age .yields throughout the re- gion 34.2 bushels per acre for wheat. It's the highest re- gional average for Canada. The previous record average for a single year was 29.5 bushels per acre, set in 1965. The long- time average for this area (south of the mainline of the Canadian Pacific Railway) is 18.3 bushels per acre. Total wheat production for the South this year is bushels. This exceeds the pre- vious 1952 record by bushels. There were more acres of wheat grown in southern Alberta 14 years ago, however, when this region was tied much closer to a straight grain economy. Timely moisture made the big difference for the South's farm- ers this year. A total of 16.28 inches of rain fell in this area from April 1 to Sept 30. The 60-year average is 10.84 inches for the same period. The tables also carried on this page show at a glance how southern Alberta grain produc- tion has fared. Figures also show Alberta and prairie provinces production which are early Sep- tember estimates. District by district roundups of southern Alberta crop con- ditions as supplied by Herald correspondents may be found on Page 41 in today's edition. JACK RUBY New Trial Ordered For Ruby AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Th Texas Court of Criminal Ap- peals reversed today the death wnalty conviction of Jack Hub. '.or the murder of Lee Harve] Oswald. Oswald was identifie >y the Warren commission as President Kennedy's assassin. The state's highest court fo criminal cases sent the cas back for retrial in some othe county than Dallas, where i originally was tried. The three man court hell that the trial court erred in ad nitting as evidence testmion; >y police officers of converse lions with Ruby shortly after he killing. Vfan Slain [n Tavern WHITEHALL, Mont. (AP) rohn Elliott, 23, was shot to eath in a tavern near this outhwestern Montana town Tuesday night. Elliott, believed to be of Mul- an, Idaho, was shot after hrealening others with a gun. uthorities said. Coroner Leonard Scott said Elliott was shot by Harry eymour, owner of the Cactus nn, and that no arrest was iade and no charge was filed. inquest is scheduled. 'earson Roots Dodgers OTTAWA (CP) Former aseball player Lester Pearson dicated today he is rooting r Los Angeles Dodgers in the 'orld Series. The prime minister was sited at a press conference for s prediction on the outcome of e scries opening today be- >ecn Los Angeles and Balti- orc Orioles.. 'The team with the best tchcrs always be said itb big OTTAWA cabinet has reversed its ban on con- struction on a natural gas pipe- line and natural gas export through it from Western Canada via the United States, Prime Minister Pearson announc Tuesday night. The reversal was based promises by Trans-Canada Pi Lines Ltd. that their prese Viet Bombing Halted Pearson Happy About U.S. Pause OTTAWA Min ster Pearson said today he i Jlad that the U.S. has pausec n its bombing of the demilita rized zone between North ant South Viet Nam. "I'm glad this step has bee be. told a press confer ence. He had been asked abou a Canadian Press report tha ie U.S. has paused in its ae- ial attacks on one sector of Hi einililarized zone to test Com munist reaction. Mr. Pearson said Canada hai in touch with India, Po- and and other countries con erned to try to make the zone truly demilitarized. He said that not only ha ark of hope. But it is understood that the t-up has permitted the Inter- Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN 9ARBER George Barnett packing a television set nto his shop for today's Vorld Series opener Wist Wagner Saendc wear- ing a good old-fashioned suit something that possibly ame out of Austria prior to ie Second World War, with ie Von Trapp singers to Jie Germany-Canadian Club anquet Sniki Swilzcr elling bow an Eastern group t 70 airplane passengers set- ed down for a scheduled ake-nff only to be told icrc'd be a delay because Jic flight crew hadn't shown up. national Truce Supervisors Commission in Viet Nam to re- sume some limited patrols the 35-mile-long, six-mile-wifl buffer zone between North an South Viet Nam. The let-up has taken the form of a pause in the U.S. bombin in the eastern sector of the bul fer or so called demilitarized zone. This willingness by the U.S and South Viet Nam to find ou if there can be an equal let-up by North Viet Nam, which ha infiltrated the buffer zone, has evoked a favorable response in official circles here. Canada India and Poland are the mem bers of the truce commission The hope here is that the let-up might be the starting point for a disengagement of forces in Viet Nam. However, the response of the Communist North Vietnamese if any, is still not known here Airplane Gets Snap Of Satellite ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The Federal Aviation Agency 'eleased Tuesday night a pic- ure it believes to be the first (holograph ever received from a satellite by an airplane in flight. An FAA plane received sig- nals from the Nimbus weather satellite as the satellite passed iver hurricane Inez near The iahamas Monday, the agency ;aid. Inez showed up on one of everal photographs recorded n recording equipment aboard the craft. Hunt Gunmen COLONSAY, Sask. (CP) An nir search was to con- tinue today for a lone gun- imm who robbed a credit onion office of Tues- day. Northern Ontario pipeline win remain the company's main pipeline to the east. Mr. Pearson said in a state- ment that the company prom- ised: 1. More than half (he volume of western gas required to sup- ply Eastern Canada will be transported through the North- ern Ontario leg. 2. The company will aim at a target of 60 per cent of eastern requirements being supplied through the Northern Ontario line by Dec. 31 1976. 3. A long-range objective of 65 per cent through the Northern Ontario line. 4. An agreement with the fed- eral government to ensure that Trans-Canada could never dis- pose of its interest in Great Lakes Transmission Co. the U.S. approval of the federal government. Mr. Pearson said that the National Energy Board "after reviewing Trans Canada's un- "angs; has said 'that in hs view these undertakings would remove the possibility that the Great Lakes line might become in effect the main line of Trans- Canada." The government last August rejected Trans-Canada's bid to build a 36-inch line via the U.S. ;o export gas and help supply the eastern market. Tie North- ern Ontario line now in opera- tion is a 30-inch line. Mr. Pearson said that follow- ng the government's decision Trans-Canada offered to make certain commitments to meet the government's objections. These were sent to the energy ward which found them "in adequate and acceptable re- sponse" to the government's ob- ections. Mr. Pearson said the com- lany's new promises remove he government's basic objeo- ion and it approved the board's eeommendations for construc- tion, export and import permits. Patrick 'Delighted' EDMONTON (CP) Mines and Minerals Minister A. R. 3atrick of Alberta said Tuesday e is "delighted" at the federal ovcrnment's reversal of its de- ision to prohibit construction f a trans Canada pipeline irough the United States. Mr. Patrick described the de- ision as "good for the economy both Eastern and Western anada." FLASHES ranch Robbed EDMONTON armed men today held up a Treasury Branch lank at 127 Avenue and 119 Street. Jrows Meaner MIAMI, Fla. :ane Inez, growing meaner igain over Uic warm waters f the Gulf of Mexico groud an ominous stop May while lashing the seal with gusts up to 128 mDei u reduction Halts WINDSOR, Ont. action of all passenger y Chrysler Canada Ltd. will be halted tonight as a mutt a strike against a Chrysler metal stamping plan Twinnmrj, Onto,   

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