Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY SO The lethbridge Herald VOL. LXHI No. 97 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, WTO PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGES Montreal Truck sharp: China Talks Drivers Keject Final offer Take Hopefu UftKTTQ V i 1. __ Akwif uwihr H MONTREAL (CP) About 450 unemployed Montreal mail truck drivers today unani- mously rejected a new federal government offer to hire them. As the post office moved mail to substations in about 55 rented trucks, forma employees of G. Lapalme Inc. turned down the offer in a show of hands. Guy Beaudoin, a director of the Confederation of National Trade Unions with which their union is affiliated, advised the men to reject any offer which did not guarantee them job se- curity. In Ottawa, C. M. Drury, treasury board president, said the federal government's "very generous" final offer will expire April 15. WILL HIRE M lie told a news conference the post office win hire 330 former Lapalme employees, 45 of them part-time employees. Selected on the basis of sen- May Lift iority, the full-time would be pud Lapahna pay rates of u hour, S cents an hour more than lar post office employees in came classification. For three months, they would also retain seniority rights held at Lapalme for purposes of job choice and vacations but after that period would only obttii three months seniority as postal employees. Last week, the same driven rejected a government offer U hire 285 of their number as post office employees at f3 an hour. In both offers, the government has argued that it cannot guar- antee continued affiliation with the CNTU which in recent years has raised their wages from about an hour to The existing post office unions claim the truck drivers should join them as members government has said union cer- tification is to be decided by the Public Service Staff ReUtJoin Board. MISS TEENAGE CANADA-Jana Joraenson, 17, from. Coquitlam, B.C. was crowned Miss Teenage Cancdo for 1970 In Toronto Monday night. Judges selected her over 19 other con- testants in the second annual Miss Teenage Canada contest. Alberta Tax Grain Ban Breath Tests Cases Judged On Merits EDMONTON (CP) Each case involving the use of breath analysis equipment in Alberta will be judged on its own merits with no hard and fast rules, Deputv Attorney- General J. E. Hart said here. He made the comment follow- ing a meeting of officials in the attorney general's 'depart- ment to discuss a recent Brit- ish Columbia Supreme Court decision that the federal breath analysis legislation is invalid. "If you follow the courts, pattern will evolve it win be In House EDMONTON (Special A special committee of the legislature studying assessment and property taxes Monday released a 50-page report with a few minor changes to the. existing cumbersome and much-criti- cized system of taxation. There was no basic changes to the tax system. Municiapl Affairs Minister Fred Colborne said he Is unable to understand the report fully. He said it will require lengthy study before it can be understood and debated in the legislature. Any changes resulting from the report are at least a year away. Municipal affairs critic David Russell (PCr-Calgarjr Victoria Bark) termed the report a patch-work and an attempt to maintain the status quo. Mr. Russell, a member of the the members restricted their studies to the existing tax structure and avoided any basic changes. The major item 'of the report is not a change but a streamlining of the methods of granting tax exemptions for churches, community properties, home! for .the aged, children's summer camps and ex-service- men's organizations' properties. The report recommends those properties should be exempt from the foundation tax in all cases. This is usually the case DOW but it s not an iron dad guaran- tee. H also suggests these properties should be taxed for municipal purposes and the money rebated by.an- nual municipal bylaw. The committee asks for an end to tax exemptions for the properties of Canadian Legions, societies 'and other community organizations.. The report also seeks an end to tax exemptions for farm homes. It farm bouses should be treated the same as other houses. But Attorney-General Edgar. Gerhart said this proposal will.likely.receive stiff opposition in the legislature and will be difficult, to implement. The committee recommended "an additional grant to homeowners should be continued only for per- sons receiving supplementary old age allowances." House Speaker Art Dixon raid out of order a paper by Mr, Russell countering .the committee report. The paper was not accepted in the legislature but H was distributed. In it, Mr. Russell put forward these principles in taxation: of property is not always true indica- tion of a person's ability to pay, tax penalizes those who improve their property and rewards those who don't. taxes should be virtually 100 per cent for services to property, foundation plans of grants are terminated, there is no necessity lo allempt equalized assessment, Mr. Russell made these recommendations: education foundation plan should be fi- nanced completely by the province, costs beyond the amount paid' by the foundation plan should be paid by separate tax billings issued to ratepayers of (he school board, municipality should have the power lo col- lect taxes according to the municipality's own needs UK! ability to pay, at equal ied assessment should be ended. OTTAWA (CP) Prohibition of interprovincial grain move- ment within the present desig- nated area of (he Prairie "may well not be enential" for 'or- derly grain nisfrkefing, Otto Lang, minister without portfolio responsible for the Canadian wheat board, said today. JJr. Lang told the Commons _ yigncaltare committed be has up to individual .-j not made a final.decision on' this question but said'heis "in-- clined to the view" that elimina- tkm of the present restriction might be desirable. Under' questioning by George Murr the minister said his observations during a recent tour confirmed his pre- vious views concerning the diffi- culty of policing existing regula- tions. Alberta, are COD-. tinuing to charge persons rai- der the sections of the Crim- inal which makes.it an offence -to have a blood alcohol reading of .08 per cent, and .with refusing to take a breath analysis test. "I believe it is wrong to mate- tain a rule when only a very few violators of the law are in fact being be said. Mr. Lang said the present sit- uation is especially unfair be- cause law-abiding fanners are penalized while many violators of the regulations are not. DISCUSSES PRICES Under questioning. by Deane Gundlock. Mr. Lang said it is difficult to generalize. about grain -prices because of "great variations, even within the same province." But.he noted prices are gener- ally lower in Saskatchewan than elsewhere. Mr. Gundlock expressed con- cern that United States wheat acreage is being increased as a result of the Canadian govern- ment's acreage reduction incen- tive program. He said he has learned "on.reliable authority" that wheat farmers in Montana and the Dakotas are growing larger crops. In Lethbridge KCMP say Hay will continue to lay charges as they have never been instructed by the attorney .general to do otherwise. City police Chief James H. Car- penter said the morning that city police win continue laying charges. Agent for the attorney general, Vaughn Hartjgan, is in Medicine Hat on business today and was unavailable for comment, Wintry Storm NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) The normal lamb-like qualities of a west coast spring turned lion-fierce Monday night as a wintry storm caused brief power outages and nude driv- ing hazardous. 'And now for the man who advocated blowing Rttttia to a humanitarian award-' A LIFE ON THE RUN- mouth re os disl revived and later released. Mtoni policeoff iotr Randolph Larnottina applies mouth-tor resuscitation to June Floyd, 3 months, on way city Hospital last night raught mother Keren-Floyd runs behind. Baby.had'criokey'on a'tone, was J nnH Inrtr r.l.nuj I K .-J -I I I Measles May Delay Shdt CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) MetUcal specialists hurried blood tests on the ApoUo 13 as- tronauts today. to determine whether their exposure to Ger- man measles is going to delay a shot to the moon. James Lovell, Thomas Mat- fingty and. Fred Haise have' been exposed to what is usually a childhood ailment now is carried by one of their backup pilots, astronaut Charles Duke. If tests show the immunity of of the three is low, their doctor probably will recom- mend that they not be launched to the moon on Saturday as scheduled. Even if their ixnmonrty is Kgi, doctors wifl be faced with 8 tough derision. There is no medical experi- ence in the progress of such a disease in a space environment. Dr. Charles Berry, medical' director for Houston's Manned Spacecraft Centre, said: certainty would be concerned about launching them if there was a possibility they could de- Bomb Threat At Dow Jones NEW YORK' (AP) The Dow Jones News Service halted oper- ations of its news wire for 45 minutes today because of a bomb threat, No bomb was found. vetop .the disease during the mission. It certainly could disa- ble them during the flight." LAST APRIL CHANCE If the launching'is postponed, Lovell, MaftJngry_-.aod Haise would have to wait a month for their moon trip. Saturday is the only favorable launch day in April for their intended landing area to the Fra Mauro High- lands. The next opportunity is .May9. Delay would be costly. When the Apollo 9 launch was post- days last year be- cause of astronaut the space agency estimated the extra cost of the mission at Liz To Bedazzle Audience With Million-Dollar Gem HOLLYWOOD (AP) Eliza- beth Taylor plans to bedazzle tc light's Academy Awards m- dieoce by wearing her milliofv dollar diamond, newly trans- planted into a shimmering neck- lace. For the privilege of doing so, she will pay three Australian in- surance companies i premium Of A description of" Miss Taylor's gown and jewels for the Acad- emy Awards presentation was provided by designer Edith Heed, who has created a peri- winkle blue chiffon gown and cost for Miss Taylor. "The color is the color of her said Miss Head. She said Miss Taylor collabo- rated with her to designing the outfit, an updated version of a Turn Defends Troop Cut BONN (CP) External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp is reported to have told a group of prominent West German indus- trialists today thai Canada's ne- gotiations to recognize Com- munist China have taken a hopeful turn. Informants said he also ad- vised them that the Soviet Union is no longer opposing the participation of Canada and the United States in any future Eu- ropean security conference. Sharp made these responses during a question period at a luncheon by the West German Foreign Affairs Institute which i n'c 1 u d e d German industrial leaders and prominent bankers. Some.West German concern was reported to have been ex- pressed over Canada's decision to withdraw one-half of its NATO force in Europe. Infonn- ints said Sharp responded by maintaining that Canada would be on the front line of any nu- clear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union and that Canada might well be the first country to be eliminated in such a holocaust He said Canadian troops in Europe involved jheavy cost and the Canadian gwernment could not justify such" cost in view-of the need for. reducing the" ad- over-all expend! i f- TOOK COURAGE In view of the political ritual Bon in Canada it took courage for the government to -allow one-half the Canadian force to remain in. Europe. Sharp spoke at the luncheon a swift round of morning sessions with Foreign Minister Walter Scbeel, Science Minister Hans Lcussink and President Gustav Heinemann. Sharp told Leussink that Can- ada will send a science techni- cal mission to West Germany next fall to work out new pro- posals for closer cooperation between the two countries in the fields of nuclear and space re- search, environmental studies, oceanography, lasers, metal- lurgy and other fields. However, Sharp got a non- committal response when he urged Scbeel to use his influ- ence the European CommiR Market's grain surplus which has been causing difficul- ties for Canadian wheat sales on the world market. In his speech lo the Institute, Sharp said Canada is changing its world role but this doesn't mean a move towards isolation- ism or declining inlerest in Eu-' rope. Kopechne Death Case Closed dress the actress wore in the 1951 movie, A Piece in the Sat. "Elizabeth's whole idea for the said Miss Head, "Is to use the gown we designed to- gether as a background for a diamond necklace which fea- m i lures the Cartier diamond and (-rFPPTI I in ill some of Elizabeth's other dia- XXlctl Jrjqhds." The Cartier diamond, a gift from Miss Tay- lor's husband, actor Richard Burton, was previously set in a ring. The gown which will show ofl the necklace has a plunging necWine, and, as Miss Head de- scribes it: "It is designed (o show off Elizabeth's new, thia figure; It's a soft, floaty, roman- tic chiffon. Over it she has a soft, stole-cape to the floor In chiffon with a hood." IKNATOfl KENNEDY EDGARTOWN, Mass. (Reu- ters) A grand Jury investigat- ing the death of Mary Jo Ko- pechne wound up its investiga- tion suddenly today with a rec- ommendation effectively freeing Senalor Edward M. Kennedy from the threat of further legal action. The grand jury said it recom- mends no further action and District Attorney Edmund Din< nis said: "This case is closed. There is no proposed pros- ecution in this matter." Before the jury announced its decision, there had been spec- ulation about further criminal charges against Senalor Ed- ward M. Kennedy who pleaded guiity to leaving the tctne of accfcfcnt to wfcfch fa year-old secretary died. Ken- nedy was given a suspended prison sentence. The men 10 the re- newed investigation only Mon- day. The announcement that there would be no further came about an hour after the jury resumed deliberation. The 29-year-old foreman of the jury, Leslie H. Leland, (old Superior Court Judge Wilfred J. Paqucl in open court: "The grand Jury has no presentment to make." Edmund Dins, district attor- ney for southern Massachusetts, also announced there is "noth- ing further for this grand jury thii time." Fwnet tameoVWr MM would excuse the jurors "from further consideration .of. the matter before the court." The 67-year-old judge-again reminded the jurors lo maintain. the secrecy of their delibera- tions, underlining the stern warning of secrecy he delivered to the panel when It gathered! Monday to begin its investiga- tion. The grand jury heard four local witnesses before ending its investigation of the accident in which Miss Kopechne was re- ported drowned when Kennedy's car plunged inlo a pond. The end of the grand jury In- vestigation removed the threat of any further legal action by MatMCbuwtU authoritlet Kennedy, Princess Anne Has Boyfriend In Australia MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rumors of a romantic attachment between 19-year-old Princess Arme and 21-year-old Australian, Stewart McGregor, received apparent siipport when he was officially listed as her escort tonight at a young peo- ple's dance. McGregor, a school friend of Anne's brother, Prince Charles, hss been a visitor to the Royal Family in London's Buck- ingham Palace. A strapping six-footer, he accompanied Arme end Charles on the royal plane which took them on an inspection trip to the Timbertop or Infer. Under Way OTTAWA (CP) The trial of Boston Bruin Ted Green began loday with a defence allempt lo have the charge of common as- sault quashed on a technicality. But provincial court Judge M, J. Fitzpalrick ruled against the defence and said the charge against Ihc 25-year-old defence- man will stand as worded. Green's counsel, Ed Houston, then said his client pleads not guilty lo (he charge arising from a stick-swinging duel last Sept. 21 with winter Wayne Maki, then of St. Louis Blues, in a KKL exhibition game here. and Heard ABOUT TOWN JXlim OLD Corey Davis in his Olym- pic after swim suit and sexy Italian boots Boo Ruse remarking to friends, after they learned that he plans to depart from bach- elorhood ranks Uiat he guess- es he'll have to turn in tra Pkvbov key.