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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 _ THF IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday. April 14, 19 3 Spring ballot imlikley OTTAWA (CP) -Although the latest public opinion polls give more encouragement to the Liberals than the Con- servatives, sources close to Prime Minister Trudeau say he has abandoned all thoughts of calling a spring election without waiting for a parliamentary de- feat. "While the possibility was dis- cussed said a source, "I am not bure he seriout.lv considered it anyway." The prime minister is said to lAUNDhH PARKS1DE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2634 SOUTH PARKSIDE DRIVE 72 INGLIS WASHERS PLUS 25-LB, WASHER 6 INGLIS DRYERS QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD PHONE 3270811 be planning an exhaustive schedule well into August, and this includes many events he wants to see completed before facing another election cam- paign. Quite apart from two visits to Canada bv the Queen, along with the Commons catlh heads- of-government conference here in August, Mr. Trudeau is said to be anxious to get on with the western economic conference in Calgary July 25-26 before an- other vote is held. And before this, he is plan- ning to attend a western Liberal policy conference in Vancouver, June" 23-24. He now is making plans for his May 23-25 meeting here with all provincial premiers. And from a practical view- point, say the sources, none of the major events is likely to do the prime minister any harm. Even entertaining the Queen on her two long before the Oct. 31 general elec- hurt the prime min- ister's image in English Can- ada, where the party must look for support to gain ground. The Calgary economic confer- ence, with all western premiers, is also being seen as a vehicle for halting the alleged alien- ation in that part of the coun- try. Party officials, expecting a sharp drop in unemployment over the next few months, say the prime minister has every- thing to gain bv waiting until, at least, the fall. And, in view of the drop in Conservative pop- ularity shown in the latest pub- lic opinion poll, they feel that party will want a pause to reas- sess its strategy. "But in a minority Parlia- ment we can't bank on any- thing." said one official. If Mr. Trudeau were to call a June election he would, for all practical purposes, have to an- nounce it by the weekend of April 20, for voting on June 13. He would be unlikely to call a vote for the last Monday in the Queen is visiting Toronto. The complex election proce- dure requires about 57 days be- tween the announcement and actual voting. Alberta ''seeded? with flu germs EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta is in for a more widespread dose of the London flu next winter than it got last winter, says Dr. Williami Watt, the province's director of local health units. Dr. Watt said in an inter- view that the province has been "seeded" with the flu strain and he expects more cases next winter. He said the London flu strain was spotted in Britain nine months before it broke out in large numbers and Alberta may be in the same prelimin- ary stages. Thirteen cases of the strain were proven in Alberta labor- atories this winter, Dr. Watt said, but there is no way of EAST AFRICA from Choose 14 Safari holi- days amidst Africa's unique wildlife reserves and tropical beaches. Year-round weekly Jet departures. For free color brochure contact: NILESTAR TOURS 106A-709 Dunsmuir, Van. B.C. (604) 687-1131 Res. 224-0087 Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta Lethbridge Chapter In view of the increase obtained by the Electrical Workers, the following suggested charge-out rates will be in effect from April 1, 1973 to March 31, 1974. BASIC UNION (Average for period from April 1, 1973 to March 31, 1974.) WORKMEN'S BENEFITS Vacation Pay.......................44 Statutory Holiday Pay...............29 Health and Welfare.................15 Union Pension Plan .................15 Workmen's Compensation.............12 Unemployment Insurance.............10 Canada Pension Plan ...............13 Total Workmen's Benefits 1.38 Total Labor Burden......... EQUIPMENT Service Truck Tools and Equipment 2.16 ADMINISTRATION Office staff Equipment and Supplies Building Expenses Insurance Bonding and Association Dues.......... 2.88 LABOR AND OVERHEAD 13.67 CONTRACTORS PROFIT.................... 1.37 TOTAL................ 1S.04 SUGGESTED SERVICE CALL Regular Working Hours (One Hour or Hour More Than One Hour......Per Hour 15.00 14.00 Overtime will be charged on all calls before or after regular working hours as well as on Saturday, Sun- day, or Holidays in accordance with the Union merit, at double time which will be per hour. Mileage will be charged on service colls outside the City of Isthbridgc. knowing the actual number of cases. Dr. Watt feels the province is "seeded" because isolated cases were scattered all over the province. He said prospects for a vac- cine against the strain being available in time are poor be- cause vaccinations would have to be done by the fall for im- munity to be built up by No- vember-December, the worst flu months. He said Albertans were lucky this winter. There were few- er cases of flu reported than in previous years and cases did not generally The flu was ing for the summer months. appear serious, already declin- Crash holdup TURIN, Italy (AP) Three bandits drove a car to a head- on crash with another carrying three bank messengers Friday, grabbed 150 million lire in cash and fled in another car waiting nearby. The bank messengers were in- jured, one seriously. The ban- dits apparently were unhurt. "Foice of unborn" protests EDMONTON (CP) The voice of the Unborn Associa- tion of Alberta has asked the provincial government to de- lete therapeutic abortion from the schedule of medical bene- fits payable under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. "So many of Alberta's citi- zens deplore the fact that their taxes and premiums are help- ing to pay for surgical proced- ures which destroy life, that it is incumbent on the provincial government to take action which would alleviate deep con- cern on the part of many Al- the as- sociation said in a brief. The association said it does not believe that it was the intent of the government "when implementing the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, that many of the province's be forced to pay for are strictly against their consciences." The brief refers to a clause of the Alberta Health Care Insur- ance regulations which says the commission will pay a physi- cian who has rendered a basic health service. Faces of sorrow The fence around the International Commission of Control and Supervision compound in Saigon frames the faces of two widows whose soldier husbands were killed by enemy fire at long Le Chan. The ranger camp of about 400 troops has been surrounded by Communist forces for seven weeks and is under bombardment. The South Viet- namese reportedly asked the ICCS to investigate the fight- ing there but with no success. Firenza owners get adjustments OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) Gen- of ths warranty, we would con- eral Motors of Canada were on their telephones in the Toronto area yeai.ci.uay t.1__- noon inviting disgruntled own- ers of Firenza automobiles to bring their vehicles in for checks, repairs and adjust- ments. If the vehicle warranty has months on the 1972 repairs may still be done without charge to the owner, a GM spokesman said. The move follows a 35-car pa- rade of irate Firenza owners to GMs Canada headquarters here. They brought with them com- plaints ranging from wind, shields falling out to seized en- gines and door handles drop- ping off. The car is manufactured by GM's Vauxhall company in England. The last imports to Canada were in early fall, 1972. Hugh Pryce-Jones, a GM pub. lie relations officer, said Thurs- day the checks would be car- ried out by the dealers under the supervision of GM service technicians. "Each case will be judged on its he said in an inter- view. "If there was an inherent flaw or fault in a part that had first developed unter warranty and had recurred 'after expiry Shocks come in threes for federal Conservatives citizens should against their will procedures which A. 6. "JUNIOR" WINTEMUTE Farm Auction Sale 15 MILES SOUTH OF FORT MACLEOD ON NO. 2 (CARD5TON) HIGHWAY, 1 MILE WEST SATURDAY, APRIL 21 SALE TIME 10 A.M. TERMS CASH COFFEE AVAILABLE LUNCH SERVED Having been favoured with instructions from Mr. "Junior" Wintemufe, we will offer for sale the following line of farm machinery as listed below, which Is merely a guide and in no way a warranty or guarantee as to condition or age and it tubiect to additions, deletions, errors or minor changes as you may find them the day of the sale. TERMS CASH the day of the tale, with settlement in full be- fore removal from the farm. TRACTORS J.D. Model 80 diesel, cab, power steering, hydraulics, live P.T.O., "good J.D. Model 80 diesel, power steering, hydraulics, live P.T.O., complete engine overhaul, run one season, excellent condi- tion. TRUCKS AND CARS 1961 Chev. 3 ton with Edbourough hoist, gravel box and sideboards for grain. 7500 miles on reconditioned motor, 900x20 rear tires, 825x20 front tires; 1952 G.M.C. 3'A ton. box and hoist, 900x20 tires, good running 1956 Dodge ton. 1949 Chev. 1 ton, grain box; 1952 Ponfiac sedan. COMBINE, SWATHERS Terms available on combine and twather For information contact auctioneers J.D. .Model 95 S.P. combine, power steering, 12 ft. table with 10 ft. Sund pickup and strow chopper, motor overhauled, new rub bars, seporoJor belt and grain conveyor. "This combine hos done opprox. 500 acres since overhauled, very good condition." J.D. 16 cutting header, complete, J.D. 16 ft. Model 190 pull type swoiher, hydraulics, table end reels complete, with canvasses, "Excellent condition." 12 ft. pull type IHC swather with canvasses. 7-12 ft. Pickup Reel DRILLS AND RODWEEDERS ft. J.D. model 1ZB hoe drill, fert. an., 7" 12 ft. J.D. Model 500 rodweeder. centre drive: 12 ft. CCIl disVer. seeder box and fert. ort.j 12 ft. M.H. disker, seeder box; 12 ft. Oliver press drill. TILLAGE EQUIPMENT 14 ft. Graham Hoeme cultivator; 10 ff. Noble straight 12 ff. CCIl circular harrows; Three sections of flexible hor- rowj; 12 ft. Cockshutt packers. OTHER EQUIPMENT 27'6r" Mayraih loader. 7-9 h.p. Wisconsin motor; 34'6" speed King grain auger. 7-9 h.p. Briggs Strctton motor; labor saver cJrili filler minus drive, can converted }o elec. moldr; Srniih-Roles bin tleoner 11 ft. sectional drag, 3 h.p. Clinton motor. Rex-o-hopper, rubber grain hopper; Flexible Spout for groin loader; 4 John Deere hydraulic rams and hoses; TOO gol. cop. fuel tank and pump. SHOP EQUIPMENT Hobort ore welder, model NF123, helmet and shovels, crow bars, greose guns, mite, wrenches, ossori. bolts, Ji drive socVet set, ro'l of gronory cable, log chains, 900x20 dual truck choint, 1i h.p. electric motor, h o. electric motor, John Wood model 3D, 3D gol. cop. gloss lined hot water tcnk, new. Propone. AUCTIONEERS: GERALD THOMPSON DAVE McNAB license No. 594 license No. 670 Phone 627-4278 Phone 234-2206 OTTAWA The federal Pro- gressive Conservatives have been hit badly by three sudden and stunning blows within as many days. The blows have shaken the confidence of many Progressive Conservative MPs and support- ers who a few weeks ago opti- mistically figured it was only a matter of time before Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's government capitu- lated and Opposition leader Robert Stanfield took up resi- dence at 24 Sussex Drive. Early this week it became known that Liam O'Brian, the party's national director, had decided to quit his position and return to private business. Mr. O'Brian, a dynamic, dedi- cated and well-liked political figure, was responsible for much of the groundwork behind the Conservatives' highly suc- cessful Oct. 30th federal elec- tion campaign which pulled the party up from 73 to 107 seats- just two seats behind the Liber- als. In announcing Mr. O'Brian's resignation, Mr. Stanfield ac- knowledged that the national di- rector's "efforts and dedication were a major factor in tiie tre- mendous increase in strength and support the party enjoyed during the last general elec- tion." The Conservatives will ob- viously try and fill the vacancy with someone of similar capabi- lities, but most would accept that it's going to de difficult to find someone to actually match Mr. O'Brian's many qualities. The second shock for Mr. Stanfield and his band of follow- ers came with the result of the latest Gallup Poll The poll showed the Liberals favored by 40 per cent of the voting public, tie Conservatives down by six points to 30 per cent, the New Party up slightly to 20 per cent and 10 per cent fa- voring other parties. Mr. Stanfield tried to appear not to be too concerned about the Gallup results. After all, that poll underestimated Con- servative strength badlv during the federal election campaign. The Conservatives are now awaiting results from their own polling organization, Market Opinion Research of Detroit. It was this company which accu- rately predicted the Oct. 30th federal election would end up a and neck" affair. Market Opinion Research also success- fully predicted the devastating end of the three-decade-old rule of Social Credit in Alberta and the breakthrough of Premier Peter Lougheed's Conservatives in 1971, and the huge success of Ontario Premier William Davis' provincial Conservatives the same year. However, despite the fact the PCs, with some justification, have little confidence in the Gallup poll the results are at least a psychological blow to them. The figures do nothing to enhance the Tories' image with the public. The latest blow to the party came late Thursday afternoon when Ontario Premier Davis announced a two per cent hike to seven per cent in the provin- cial sales tax. Naturally, the hike was met with groa'ns by just about every Ontario wage earner and consumer. The budget move will hit the federal Progressive Con- servatives since their huge gains in Ontario Oct. 30th were in part due to a vigorous and energetic campaign put on by Mr. Davis' much fabled "Big Blue Machine'. The Ontario premier prom- ised he would give Mr. Stanfield half of the province's 88 federal seats, and he did come pretty close at 40. That was an im- pressive jump from a low 17 at the 1968 federal election. If a federal election is called within the next few months. Mr. Davis, who is bound to undergo a bout of unpopularity because of the sales tax boost, will ob- viously find it difficult to drum up the same support for Mr. StahfieJd that he accomplished last year. In three swift and unexpected moves, then, the federal party has been clobbered. The clob- bering has raised speculation about Mr. Trudeau calling a federal election for June. It has also raised speculation about renewed challenges iu Mr. Stanfield's leadership. Al- though he raised the party strength from 73 to 107 seats last Oct. 30th, it stiil only gives the Conservatives 10 seats more than they had when Mr. Stanfield took over the lead- ership reins. sider replacing it without cost to the owner." The Toronto group, members of the newly-formed Association of Dissatisfied Firenza Owners, had hoped to meet GM of Can- ada president John Baker. But he was out of town and four members of the group in- stead met with William Austin, GM director of public relations. Mr. Austin said of the four-cylinder Firenzas were im- ported to Canada in 1971 and 1972, and the decision to halt imports was based on new leg- islation in Canada covering emission control and shock-ab- sorbing bumpers. Inclusion of the necessary equipment on the Firenzas would have required practically a new assembly line at Vaux- hall, he said, a move not fea- sible for the or so cars a year for this market. Total annual production of the Firenza is about Members of the group were not entirely happy with Mr. Austin's suggestion that they consult with their dealers on an individual basis, not as a group. After the meeting, Bob Moore, leader of the group, said: "We want them to take the cars off our hands. They're no good to us The only sug- gestion we could make was to take them off the road." MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 3277990 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-5 pan. 2415 18th Ave.S., Uthbridge "ONE OF A KIND' Immaculate 3 bedroom bungalow. Open beam celling, broadloom, bath, attached garage and carport. Beau- tifully landscaped. P. J. TOOLE COTE REAL ESTATE CALGARY TED MURRAY IN ATTENDANCE 249-2567 collect for further details Buy a ._ SOUTHERN ALBERTA BUSJNES'S SAMPLER PREVENTIVE SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR TOWN OF CLARESHOIM A Director i< required to cc-ry cut Prevemive Scciol Service Program in Ciaresho'm. Dul-es will include com- munity organizciiOT service eo ordindion. oublic re'slions. inierprerotion of philosophy ond odminisJrolion of trie over- oil program. Applicants should hove experience end skill 11 commu- nity work ond a dedicated interest in oeopJe. The svccesj'ul candidate moy hove a professional degree in ony variety of disciplines fie. social work, psychology, education. theol- ogy, etonomici, etc.} cr on comfcinaSion o? educa- tion ond experience. The person must have demonstrated a good ievel of rroturity and history of involvement oJ achieve- ment in community affairs. This e challenging opportunity for on imaginative op- prooth create end develop community resources, services ond the of volunteers in the creo of family ond individuol services Training ond cosultation will be to appointee from ths Province! Deporrmen'. The salary will commensurate with qualifications. State salary Applications will be received vp to 5.00 p.m. April 24, 1973 ct the office of the Secretory-Treasurer. T. P. BUCHANAN TOWN OF CLARESHOIM P.O. BOX 1000 CLARESHOIM, ALBERTA TOl OTO HUBERT PYNE AUCTION SALE Located 11 miles North, Vi mile East and 5 miles South or TABER or 6 miles South, Vi mile East and 5 miles South of VAUXHALL, (use Highway 36) TERMS: CASH IUNCH SERVED WEDNESDAY, APRIL IS 1 P.M. SHARP Having received Instructions from the owner we will offer for sale at auction the following: TRUCKS I-H.C. Model B-170 with proin box. roijt. Fargo 2 ton truck with box ond hoist TRACTORS Mossey Ferguson Model 1100 diesel tractors, good rubber. 1 tractor hos easy on hyd. locder. 1-Ford Model 8N tractor COMBINE AND SWATHER New Holland Model 995 combine w'lri 20 f'. plot- form end 12 ft. pickup. 1-Versatile 20 ft. PTO swoiher MACHINERY 2-John Deere Model UA 14 ft. hoe drills with tvtch.- Ferguson Model 36 18 ft. diuers with seeder bcv es ond 1-CCJl 30 ft. rcjory borrow; b'odes Model K, 21 ft. each; 1-JWinlobn 80 ft. field soroyer, 250 gol. tank; Deere 16 ft. Surf lex; Hoeme 18 ft. chisel plow; 1-2 wheel trailer 20 U- deci; 1- 1000 gal. water tank. OWNER HUBERT PYNE Phone 223-2631 Make sure attend this ruolity farm ma Vnery cn-J do come early there will net be qny smell mist. sa'd. The description as to condition or otherwise as ssl forth on eoch item is merely a guide and n in no woy a warranty or guarantee, actual or implied. Neither the or the owner am responsible for any errors in description or con- dition. SAIE CONDUCTED BY PERIICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. BOX 1057, IETHBRIDGE OFFICE PHONE 328-3951 COMPANY UCENCE 07H6S JOi PERUCH ED TORSHER Iw. 010293 lie. 012467 Phone 328-9772 Phone 545-6452 UTHBftlDGc BOW ISLAND BOB BAIOG TONY PFRUCH lit. 067454 01029? Phont 647-2201 328-9872 MILK RIVER IETHBRIDGE ;