Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO - Friday, April 17. 1970 WHO'S THE LADY, CHARLEY? - Prince Charles, the bachelor heir �o the British throne, had a beautiful lady in his party Thursday night when he left a London theatre after seeing "The Contractor." Photographers were unable to determine her identity. He just came back to Britain after a tour of New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Court Told By Bank Bobber Of Plan To Return Money VICTORIA (CP) - John Donald McDermott, 27, Thursday told provincial court Judge William Ostler that seven banks he robbed this year would get their money back with "appropriate interest" for the time the money Swimming Pool Plan Is Rejected BELLEVUE (CMP Bureau)- Residents of this town turned thumbs down on a proposed swimming pool in a plebiscite Thursday, voting 182 against and 86 for the recreation facility. All five districts' approval was mandatory before the pool construction could proceed! Four other districts, Improve-ment District 5, Blairmore, Frank, and Coleman, approved the $150,000 pool and the proposed Blairmore site. Blairmore residents voted 360 to 127; Frank, 86 to 23; Coleman, 196 to 152; and ID 5, 324 to 85 (with 28 spoiled ballots in the ID). The plebiscite was held to allow electors to vote on participation in construction of the pool to be built at Blairmore. It was to be for all Crowsnest Pass residents. 907 6th St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD Parey Ripley Dispensing Optician 327-7152 was out of their hands. Judge Ostler, in turn, gave McDermott 12-year concurrent sentences in penitentiary for each robbery. In a three-page statement read to the court, McDermott said he documented each holdup operation so he could write about his experiences while in prison. He said he is supported in his plan to repay the loot by "a group of people" who cant-not be identified now but will "come to light" at a later date. This group, he said, includes "a member of the legislature for the Province of Ontario, a member of the legislature for the Province of British Columbia, two members of Parliament, a magazine and book publisher, a research assistant, and a photographer." He said each robbery and his subsequent capture by police in suburban Saamich was Fhotographed by a "special-y -b u i 11 sequence camera" and the pictures would be "worth considerable study when they are released." McDermott was captured following a March 31 holdup at a branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and subsequently charged with a Victoria bank holdup, four in the Vancouver area and, on Thursday, one in Calgary. The total loot was $18,637. In his statement, McDermott said he had been "a producer-writer-director for CBC television" who, some time ago, prepared the following proposal for "a national publisher." It depended on his becoming "a bona fide criminal." "That I would receive a yearly salary for each year that I spent in prison; Inquiry Is Told Of Need To Help Drug Offenders CALGARY (CP) - You can't beat them, so you may as well help them, seemed to be the message in six briefs submitted to the LeDain federal commission of inquiry into non-medical use of drugs Thursday. The commission, headed by Gerald LeDain, dean of Toronto's Osgoode Hall law school, held a one-day public hearing in the city. It was to sit in Edmonton today. Kenneth Low, a research consultant in the department of psychology at the University of Calgary, said the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs is beyond control of the law as long as there is a receptive market for them. "It would seem to be appropriate to direct more activity into eliminating problematic drug use than to attempt to eliminate all drug use at this point." HELP WANTED Mr. Low said many young drug users want and need help. What they are asking for and what service agencies are prepared to give are two different things. "Many young people feel that drugs can have some worthwhile effects and they want to know how to use them.... Don Bruce, director of the city's drug information centre, said drugs are here to stay .whether people like it or not. He said there is a great deal of confidence in the commission, but if its report is not made public Calgary MP Criticizes Tax Reform Proposals "That my work would first be published as a series of articles and later as a book; "That a certain number of other books I may write while I am in prison, may be published; "I would have the opportun-nity of accepting either freelance or staff work with this particular' company when I have served my prison term." When he appeared in court Thursday for sentence, he pleaded guilty to the $1,025 robbery of a Calgary bank March 9. Prosecutor Peter Birkett' took issue with McDermott's venture, saying that they were "very serious offences" punishable, at the maximum, by life imprisonment and whipping. Judge Ostler agreed, adding that McDermott's actions actually made a "mockery ol law and justice that you profess to be interested Iru" RED DEER (CP) - The federal government's white paper on taxation .lis a blueprint for an equitable tax system, not a cure-all for Canada's problems, Patrick Ma-honey, MP fof Calgary South said today. He told a meeting of the Alberta Roadbuilders Association the white paper does not "increase the ability of Canadians to afford additional social welfare. "It does not mean the war on poverty will be more easily won. It does not mean that we can relax our efforts to in- crease the efficiency and reduce the cost of government." He said the suggestion that the answer to Canada's problems is not tax reform but reduction in the federal government's revenue requirements is a "beautiful theory," but it comes apart when it encounters "an ugly fact." The fact is that the federal government has been taxing more than it has been spending, he said. There was a $350,-000,000 surplus in 1969 and a $250,000,000 surplus is expected this year. The white paper's most im- Military Activity Reported Along Cambodian Border port ant message was the continuing and urgent need to improve productivity and to increase Canadian productive wealth. He also told the roadbuilders that financial trouble encountered by contractors of the Great Slave Lake Railway line is the result of Canadian National Railways using a contract form which has been rejected by the federal government. As a result of using inequitable, unjust and one-side con-tractural agreements, contractors were reduced to the status 'of mjre brokers of labor and without right of appeal and without right of compensation.'" The result Was a heavy'financial loss on the project. Contractors say that unforeseen increased costs resulted in the heavy losses and say the federal government, through the CNR, owes them compensation. Mr. Mahoney said "some extra payments were made," but they were of a "gratuitous" nature. ROUTE ONE BORDER CROSSING (AP) - A massive South Vietnamese* and American military buildup is taking place along the Cambodian bor- IWVIRKPLIUI ft s Ti 18 0 18 n 18 MOTOR HOTEL and RESTAURANT (licensed)] For the Prospective Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON +J4ow ^Jo JPlan t^our lAJeJJin a a a B a a B! a B a 9 The clergyman's fee i$ actually a contribution and Is usually never discussed with him. 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There is no evidence of armed American forays across the frontier. But a battalion from the U.S. 25th Infantry Division has moved into the border region to relieve South Vietnamese troops now operating as far as 10 miles inside Cambodia. Reporters on the scene Thurs day observed: -Scores of South Vietnamese trucks and jeeps moving into Cambodia. -South Vietnamese artillery strikes inside Cambodia. -South Vietnamese helicopters landing inside Cambodia, presumably at command posts. -Three armed camps within a mile of the border. -Nearly a dozen South Vietnamese artillery pieces aimed into Cambodia. -A South Vietnamese ranger force with two American advisers, which moved from Saigon two days ago to within half a mile of the border-crossing point. Route 1 crosses the border 42 miles northwest of Saigon into an area of Cambodia called the Parrot's Beak on military maps The military estimates more than 10,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops are in this region. 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Stevenson, members of the young lawyers conference of the Alberta section of the Canadian Bar Association, criticized laws pertaining to drug offences. The lawyers said police have extraordinary powers in drug cases and asked "what is the difference between drug offences and other types of criminal offences to justify the existence of such extraordinary remedies." Brief Seeks Air Service To Castlegar CASTLEGAR, B.C. (CP) Several briefs submitted Thursday to the Canadian Transport Commission seek direct Oastle-gar - Calgary air service to provide better connections to Eastern Canada. The commission, on tour to investigate adequacy of air service in interior British Columbia, was given more than 20 briefs from municipalities and other groups and individuals. Several said B.C. Airlines service between Castlegar and Vancouver is better than the former CP Air service but there were complaints about service Unking Castlegar and points east. Dave Jacox, president of B.C Airlines, said bis company and Pacific Western Airlines have applied' for CTC approval of Castlegar - Calgary service. Don Watson, a PWA vice-president, said PWA plains to increase service to Cranbrook B.C., as soon as the area warrants it. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING PHONE 328-4080 JOE GREEN SURE KNOWS SHOES JOE GREEN Just tike Our ERNIE KNOWS . . . MOTORS Call Us Today! ERNIE ROSVOLD We Specialize in Tune-Ups CARBURETOR AND IGNITION ALL WORK GUARANTEED! [TEXACO TEXACO CAR CARE , Another reason why you should call in at . . . II Rancho Texaco Service 6th Ave; and Mayor Magrath Drive South PHONE 327-5406 Ulster Govt. BELFAST (AP) - The election of Northern Ireland's two leading Protestant militants to the Ulster Parliament'rocked the moderate government of Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark today. The victories Thursday of Rev. Ian Paisley and his chief lieutenant, Rev. William Beat-tie, are not a challengejip the governing unionist party1? two-to-one majority in Parliament. But the switch of two rural districts to Paisley's Protestant Unionist party appeared to signal a grass roots rebellion against the government's concessions to the Roman Catholic minority. Since last autumn's Catholic-Protestant street fighting, Chidiester-Clark's government, under prodding from London, had made some progress toward satisfying Catholic complaints of discrimination in jobs, housing and voting. Now the Protestant voters who chose Paisley in the Bannside district and Beattie in South Antrim appear to have called for a return to the old order of Protestant rule backed by the guns of the recently disbanded B-Special constabulary. "Paisley's victory isi bad news for Ireland, North and South, and for Britain," said Jeremy Thorpe, British Liberal party leader. Paisley announced he now plans to run for the British House of Commons, where Northern Ireland's, most noticeable member is Bemadette Devlin, the 22-year-old, mini-skirted Catholic. �> GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT OO ABOVE 19.1)0 ZERO ATA^,W^OON SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:33 SUNSET 7:29 Lethbridge ... Pincher Creek , Medicine Hat . Edmonton ... . Calgary .... ... Cranbrook ... Victoria ... ... Peniticton ... . Prince George Kamloops ..... Vancouver ... Saskatoon . ... Regina...... Winnipeg Thunder Bay . Toronto ...... 37 19 .01 32 13 43 25 47 31 37 20 45 21 59 38 58 27 56 30 61 29 48 40 48 26 45 27 40 31 55 34 54 34 .11 .10 .12 Ottawa.......... 54 37 .. Chicago..........71 49 .. Miami.......... 78 73 SYNOPSIS A weak disturbance. oyer north B.C. will bring a few clouds to 'northern Alberta. Temperatures will be cooler. Southern-regions will be milder as snowcover continues to decrease. FORECAST Lethbridge-Medicine Hat - Sunny and milder. Winds W15. Low-high 25-50. Columbia, Kootenay - Sunny today, clouding over Saturday morning. A few showers along the mountains. Winds light. Low tonight and high Saturday at Cranbrook 25 - 52. Castlegar. 35-60. A Little Pull ... Goes A Long Way! MODEL 160 TRAVEL TRAILER Sleeps 6 Length: 16' Width: 7'6" Inside Height: 6'2" Weight: 2,060 lb�. Hitch Weight: 260 lbs. $1-50 down $1-50 A DAY TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Located at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the L e t h-bridge district are mostly bare and wet. Highway 1 Trains Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff has 3 inches of snow. The highway is being plowed and sanded and there are slippery sections. Banff to Golden is bare and in good condition. Between Golden and Revelstoke the highway is bare and in good condition. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and frost heaves. The Banff-Radium and Banff - Jasper high- PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts, 24 hours; Cacway A a.m. to 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain closed. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill.Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Logan Pass, closed for winter. ways are bare and in good condition. Creston Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Motorists are advised to watch for frost heaves, fallen rock and caribou. There is a 75 per cent loading restriction on Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Skiff. Snow tires or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area. This includes ski resort access roads.