Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2-THE LCTHtNIDQI HIRALD-TUWdcy, AprH I, 1174 News In brief Cov't takes flood precautions EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Disoter Agency is buying about sandbags and supply of small pumps in anticipation of flooding in the province this spring, Hank Kenie of Edmonton, ADS flood program director, said Monday ADS has acquired sandbags and has contracts for another let to suppliers in Calgary and Winnipeg with more being sought from U.S. suppliers and the department of national defence, he said. The pumps would be used to pump out flooded basements. Robbers kill B.C. student IGUALA MEXICO (AP) Paul Tiffen, University of British Columbia student from Wingham, Ont., died Monday after being shot by robbers while camping. Police said Karen Ann Day, travelling with Tiffen, told them she and Tiffen let two armed men into the camper Sunday night when identified police. themselves as Police said she told them she fought off the men when they tried to rape her, and escaped when they tried to make her leave with them in a blue car. They stole a camera and about 15 rolls of film, most of them exposed. Roblin won't fight nomination OSHAWA, ONT (CP) Duff Roblin, former permier of Manitoba, has dropped plans to seek the federal Progressive Conservative nomination in Ontario riding, a spokesman for the riding association said Monday. The spokesman said part of the reason Mr. Roblin would not run is that he could not be offered the nomination with a contest. Women bus drivers a possibility EDMONTON (CP) City Engineer George Hodge announced Monday that the Edmonton Transit System will scrap its height and age requirements for hiring bus drivers, paving the way for two women to be considered for jobs. Lorna Durand and Kathleen Laird, both of Edmonton, were turned down when they applied for jobs because they were shy of the five-foot-seven height requirement. An Alberta Human Rights Commission inquiry ruled that the height limit was discriminatory, as was a 35- year age limit. Pause for pictures Prime Minister Trudeau holds second son, Sacha, for a photographer Mon- day, while Mrs. Trudeau looks on. Sacha, who like his older brother Justin, was born on Christmas Day was christened Alexandra Emanuel. Rival dinners celebrate Newfoundland birthday Columnist Hal Boyle dies at 63 NEW YORK (AP) Hal Boyle, 63, who served The Associated Press as office boy, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and the most widely published columnist in the United States, died Monday of a heart attack. He had been suffering from a rare and fatal disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the same illness that killed Lou Gehrig, the baseball player. ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) There were two special dinners Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of Newfoundland's entry into Confederation in 1949. One, given by the New- foundland government, was attended by Gov.-Gen. Jules Leger and his wife, provincial and federal government officials and invited guests. As the official state dinner to mark the anniversary, it was the. first of a dozen such Donald Nixon has to testify U.N. soldiers capture NEW YORK (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's younger brother, Donald Nixon Sr., is scheduled to testify today at the Mitchell Stans criminal conspiracy trial. The way for the 59-year-old Nixon's appearance was cleared late Monday when Federal Judge Lee Gagliardi refused to dismiss a government subpoena for his appearance. Nixon was understood to have pleaded ill health. ASSOCIATED PRESS A United States marine and an Irishman captured by the Syrian army while the two were serving as United Nations ceasefire observers are expected to be returned soon WHAT A BUY! Powerful Savings! 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Tlas said an army patrol "found" the two men on the Golan Heights late Friday wearing civilian clothes and because the weather was bad mistook them for Israelis The Israeli radio said the two men were taken from their observation outpost on the Heights and were led barefoot to Syrian territory before the error was discovered. A spokesman at UN head- quarters in New York said neither man was apparently injured. remier HOMES affairs the Conservative government plans for various communities across the province. The other was an affair held by Joseph R. Smallwood, the man who led the former British colony into Confederation It was the first of four Mr. Smallwood plans across the province. The former premier, who was power years before being defeated hy Frank Moores' Conservatives in 1972, had refused to attend the government's function. But Mr. Small wood's name was mentioned often during the speeches heard by 550 guests at the official dinner. Premier Moores called his predecessor one of the builders of Newfoundland and Gov -Gen. Leger said he was an architect of Confederation. Regional Development Minister Don Jamieson, a Newfoundlander who strongly opposed confederation, and federal Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield were also at the government-sponsored dinner. Newfoundland Liberal Leader Ed Roberts attended Mr. Small wood's dinner. Mr. Smallwood told the 700 persons who attended his ban- quet that he did not want to be called the only living father of Confederation. Police rebel ADDIS ABABA (AP) A police rebellion was reported today in a provincial capital 150 miles southeast of Addis Ababa. Residents of Gpba, the capital of Bale province, said the rebels took over the municipal offices and police headquarters Monday and jailed a number of police officials after hard fighting. Notley claims: 'Royalty plan means net loss of billion9 CALGARY (CP) Alberta's new oil royalty plan will allow large multi-national oil corporations to take billion out of the province this year, Grant Notley, Alberta New Democratic Party leader, said Monday. Mr. Notly told a press conference the 65 per cent royalty rate on oil above a barrel announced last week by the -provincial government actually will work out to about 50 per cent because of drilling incentive write-offs and a reduced gasoline tax. Reducing the tax on -gasoline will cost Albertans between and million, he said. And he estimated the drilling incentive writeoff at about million which would go to the oil companies. When this is applied to the estimated million oil corrpr'ny revenue under the new royalty system, the oil company revenue increases to more than million while the government loses potential income, he said. Last year oil companies exported billion worth of nil and estimates for this year, with the new rates, run as high as billion, he said. "What Albertan's fail to realize is that this province is a vast exporter of capital The billion taken out this year is the equivalent of about for every person in the province." Mr Notley said one option to the present situation is the Saskatchewan government's use of a 100-per-cent surtax on all oil over a barrel. A similar tax in Alberta would add an extra million to the provincial coffers. The 100-per-cent tax would not hurt Alberta even if all exploration for oil was stopped, he said Only million was to be spent on exploration this year while income from the tax would be four times that amount. "I think the oil companies have tweaked their beak at Alberta long enough. We have the most of the present situation because oil is a rapidly depleting resource. "Even in the United States people in government are talking about excess profit he said. MILLS LOBBIED FOR MILK PRICE HIKE WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Wilbur Mills has confirmed that he aided dairymen in their quest for a 1971 increase in federal milk- price supports. At the same time, a new report shows the three largest United States dairy co-operatives were the principal financial backers of Mills' brief 1972 presidential campaign. The report says the Arkansas Democrat's campaign got 23.5 per cent of its itemized contributions from "the three dairy co- operatives. The three giant co- operatives gave of the tptal in itemized contributions, said the report by Ralph Nader's Tax Reform Research Group. The report, released Monday, was based on public records and doesn't count money given to the Mills' campaign in secret before a new campaign finance law took effect April He said that in 1971 he helped set up a meeting in the office of House Speaker Carl Albert, during which two co- op officials pressed White House lobbyist Clark MacGregor for a price in- crease Mills also said he spoke to Treasury Secretary George Shultz about the matter." The White House, denying that President Nixon ordered the increase because of money that the three huge co-ops gave to his own 1972 campaign, cited these actions by Mills as part of "heavy pressure from the Congress" for a boost in milk-price supports. Mills denied that his actions amounted to pressure. East SIU members vote on contract MONTREAL striking members of the Seafarers' International Union of Canada (SIU) in Eastern Canada are scheduled to begin voting today on a proposed new contract with shipowners following an earlier ratification vote by Montreal-area members. SIU locals in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec City and four centres in Ontario will vote on the contract offer which was overwhelmingly accepted by more than 300 union members here in a vote Monday The proposed contract would give the SIU's members 10-per-cent wage increases in the first year and 12 per cent in the second year Mercury hot star instead PASADENA, Calif. (AP) A mysterious object detected by Mariner 10 has turned out to be a hot star rather than a moon. The extremely bright object at first was believed to be a moon circling the planet Mer- cury, which Mariner has been photographing. But Dr. Lyle Broadfoot of the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., said Monday it was a star in the constellation" Corvus. He said that after the moon theory 'was announced at a news conference Sunday, "a couple of bright young naviga- tion scientists" noticed there was star and in the area and might be what was believed a moon. of a two-year contract. However, an industry spokesman said the agreement, signed Monday morning after all-night bargaining session, will mean increases in shipping rates. Louis Desmarais, chairman of the Canadian Lake Carriers Association, said he expected the rate increases will correspond to the wage increases but added that shipowners will have to negotiate with customers before higher rates are introduced. One steamship company executive said since most contracts for the current shipping season already have been signed, the effect on shipping rates Would not be felt immediately. Under the agreement, there will be a shift to a standard 40- hour week from the previous 56-hour week. This is expected to result in additional overtime for the seamen. Roman Gralewicz, union president, said the change to the 40-hour work week will result in total salary increases of up to 18 per cent in each year of the proposed two-year contract. You CM bivi it Your wry own brand now mobile homo and save money, too! TRY us YOU'LL SEE! After you have cnoMn your new home tnat't when PREMIER really gets going PREMIER will deliver to your site, give you the'complete installation, give you a step ana a one year warranty at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! N.S. votes today HALIFAX (CP) Generally sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s were expected throughout most of Nova Scotia today for the province's 28th general election since Confederation. Light cloud wap breaking up BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. nWIISTtMATIS Photit Xtt-4722 COtLIMMAU in western sections of the province as polls opened at 8 a.m. AST (7 a.m. EST) and clearing was forecast for the entire province by noon. Polls close at 6 p.m. AST (5 p.m. There were eligible voters with a record 144 candi- dates in the field, including full slates of 46 representing the Liberal, Progressive Con- servative and New Democratic parties. There were also six independents in the running. SOUTHERN ALBERTA GALLERY ASSOCIATION All b Iflb AN pvraoiw mrarwivQ in District Art Gdtory Mt Invited to pubNo an New Library Theatre Room Tutaday, April 2nd p.m. Lethbridge School District No. 51 School Beginners for School Year 1974-75 To be admitted to grade one, a child must be six years of age on or before February -28, 1975. Any parent having a child to enrol in grade one for the 1974-75 school year, who has not been contacted by the school which the child will be attending, is asked, to contact the school. For information as to which school your child should attend, please call 327-4521. OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE The elementary or junior high school which a student attends is determined by the boundaries established for each school. Students will nor- mally attend the school in their own attendance area. Since there are no attendance boundaries at the senior high level, students will attend the senior high which best meets their needs. The optional attendance policy makes It possible for elementary and junior high students to attend A school other than the one which they would normally attend. A parent who wishes his child to attend a school outside his regular attendance area must make written application directly to the school of his choice before April A decision will be made by the principal of the desired school prior to June 7, 1974. Any student transferring under this policy will be expected to remain at the chosen school for at least one year.