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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Z THI IfUIBRIOGI HESAID Frldny, April 51, 197J charged board By r.HKC, McINTYttE Legislature Hiirenu Af- fairs Minister David Russell hit hack Thursday at an accusation Wednesday that the govern- ment bus "blundered baclly1' in actions that led to the dismis- sal of the Communal Proper- lies Hoard. Gordon Taylor (SC Enim- hellerl charged tiiat the gov- ernment blundered In approv- ing an application for ex- pansion of n llulterite colony at Verdant Valley near Driim- hellcr, then fired the commun- al properties board to erase the mistake. Mr. Russell the Huttcrile shot back expansion that was gov- approved by tiie former eriunent. EXPANSION' WRONG Mr. Taylor said if the expan- sion was wrong, the new gov- crntncnt should have rescinded (lie cabinet order instead ol fir- Fanners assured TIIE HEIIAI.D attempting to get the federal Legislature Bureau Farm Credit Corporation to put off for at least a year collection EDMONTON _ Agriculture j o[ debts by AiberU farm Minister Horner said Thursday liis government is prepared to go to almost any length to help farmers with money problems including lilting down with "across the kitchen table.'' Dr. floruer said some Al- berta farmers are in "very reriuns" Imancial difficulties. The provincial agriculture de- velopment fund should be in operation by June to offer money to fanners for any kitid of problem, he said. The minister said he is also Trudeau won't address House cluriug visit EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Peter Ixmgheed told the Alberta legislature that Prime Minister Trudeau will not be addressing the provincial House during his visit to Ed- monton next week-. "I do not llu'nk it would be appropriate on this trip or on future he said, explain- ing that it could set a prece- dent for leaders of other fed- eral parties to address the leg- islature. The issue was raised by Roy Wilson (SC Calgary Bow) who asked whether Mr. Tru- deau had been invited to speak to tha House. Don Getty, minister of fed- eral and inter-governmental af- fairs, replied that "we're not rejecting it out of hand" but when opposition MLAs con- tinued to press about the pos- sibility, Premier Loiigheed in- terjected with his statement, putting an end to discussion on the matter. HE said the prime minister's three-day trip to Alberta is of a political nature so a speech to _ the legislature would not fit P smoothly into the visit. ers. He rejected a suggestion In the legislature by N'DP Leader Grant Notley that the govern- ment impose a moratorium on the collection of arrears owned by farmers. "The question of a moratori- um is a very precarious one to take in the agriculture field at this time because it would se- verely limit the amount of money that be available for agriculture credit from the traditional he said. Hopefully other measures can achieve the same result, he added. Farm Credit Corporation Is currently fotwlosing on about 85 Alberta he in the Peace River and northern areas. He turned aside a question from Opposition Leader Harry Strom who wanted to know if the government plans to cut back assistance to livestock producers following the Cana- dian Cattlemen's Association asking for less government in- terference. Dr. Horner replied no. Limitation of election ex- penses and disclosure of cam- paign contributions were de- scribed by the leader of the Al- berta New Democratic Party Thursday as "steps toward fur- ther democratization of our po- litical system." Grant Notley, member for Spirit Rlver-Fairview and his party's only representative in tha Alberta legislature, was speaking during debate on sec- ond reading of his private member's bill. "There are a number of good reasons election expenses should be be said. "It would force political par- ties to concentrate on techni- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC Copllol Furniture Bide, itted Denial Mechanic EDDY DIETRICH I PHONE 328-7684 m sues which Involve people rather than those which Involve money." He said wealthier parties can afford "sophisticated and ex- advertising techni- ques during a campaign. "Limitation of spending would help reverse the trend toward control by (he wealthy. "Furthermore, political par- tics should be required to dis. close their contribution sources. The major justification for this is that the public has a right to I know who is paying the bill." WESTERN PORCH STEP MANUFACTURING Mnnufacluren oF Fine Quality Mobile Homo Accessories ore pleased to announie Ihot W. P. ond 5. SALES have been tippolnled distributors for Porches antl Piny Area Adriirioru Awnings Carports ond Steps. All for total Mobile Homo living. For Information coll W. P, S. SALES "The Spaca and Comforl People" 326B lOlh SI. N. phone 328-6873 Bedroom Polio! ing tho communal properties board. Iti a three lionr debate punc- tured by hissing and Insults, Art Dixon (SC Calgary-Mllli- can) charged that the Com- munal Properties Act should never have been left on the statute books. The act, which limits the size of Hutterite Col- onies, was passed shortly after the Second World War, in res- ponse to "a lot ot pressure from the said the Cal- gary MLA. The Royal Canadian Legion led Ihe protest against Hutterite land expansion said Mr. Dixon. Hutterites were accused of buying too much land and of raising prices so that veterans returning from the war did not have sufficient opportunity to buy land. Mr. Dixon said It Is "just ridiculous" that United States Army deserters and draft dodg- ers can gain landed immigrant status in Alberta und buy "all the land they want." "But the Hutteriau Bretheren, who were all born right here In our own province all of them be- cause they've been here for generations' are restricted. Mr. Taylor tried without suc- cess to get Mr. Russell to agree to recreate the communal prop- erties board, or establish a temporary council to handle Hutterite expansion applica- tions while the matter is under study by a legislative commit- tee. Under Ihe act, applications to new colonies or expansion must be approved by the three- man c o m m unal properties board. The minister, however, sus pended the board in December pending a complete review of the Hutterite land expansion question. BLAMES SOCREDS Mr. Russell charged the former Social Credit govern' rnent with approving the Ver- dant Valley Hutterite expan- sion against "very, very" strong objection from the com- munal properties board, back- ed by the opinion of the deputy municipal affairs minister. "We were sworn into office Sept. 10 and on the following Monday, Sept. 13, we were fac- ed with the prospect of rescind- ing an order in council approv- ing a Hutterite colony that had been passed by the previous government on Sept. said the minister. Four reasons against the ex- pansion of the colony were given: was not a 'tidy pack- colony was too close to other colonies nearby. were already five hnttcrite settlements In the same area, AID 47. communal properties board wanted to limit the nunv her of colonies along the Trans- Canada Highway. Mr. Taylor replied "If the government and if the Hon. minister felt the previous gov- ernment had made a mistake, why didn't they rescind the order. Didn't they have the courage to do There's full authority to rescind an order. You didn't v.ant to respon- sibility, you were afraid of what would liuppeu, that was i said the Socred MLA. ''Now you come up here with some red herring and give us four reasons why it shouldn't have been granted by the pre- vious he added, i Grant Notley, leader of the asked if the minister would assure Ihe House that the special committee examin- ing alternatives to the Com inunal Properties Act, would have a report ready so the legislature could decide Ihe matter at Ihe fall session. Mr. Unwell replied tlm mat- hnve tn be decided ounce staff APPOINTMENT Midwftsr Mobile Homsj is to on thaf Nrvmon Broillreuli haj joined Ineii Born and raised In Peace River, Norm has hot-- In fSe retail solcj field 'or the pasl 10 years and fi more ihon capable of handling oil yrjur mobile home Norm end hi i wife liz will be Inking up residence in Bloirmore ond lacking tor 1 ward lo ond making friendi tn Crowsnesl Poii and coif K oof en ay area. on Vietnam front From Al'-HEUTEfl SAIGON (CP) U.S. de- stroyers apparently sank one North Vietnamese patrol boat and traded fire with another in the Tonkin Gulf Thursday night, American officials reported loday. The U.S. command also dis- closed the loss, of six more American in the last two (Jays and four others during the first two weeks of Hanoi's offensive. This raised lie number of U.S. aircraft re- lorted lost In the three-week of- 'ensive to 35, 16 planes and 20 lelicopters, with nine men tilled, 11 wounded and 42 miss- ing. INSPECT RUINS City firemen Inspect debris of the Beachcomber restaurant in downtown Calgary which destroyed in a blaze Wednesday. They also discovered the body Thursday afternoon of fireman Jerald Waller, 25 buried under the rubble when Ihe roof of the building caved in. He had been a member of the de- partment for one year. Pilots of First World War gather for reunion banquet OTTAWA (CP) Nine black cylinders pounded into life, slicing the flimsy plane's wooden propeller into Uie cool April air. The Sopwith T r 1 p I a n e strained against the wheel chocks, its prop blast swirling tarmac dust along .the line of witching pilots at the edge of the aerodrome. Canadian ace Mel Alexan- der of Black Prince, with 18 kills credited the cockpit Indian ace; of perjury CAT.GARY (CP) The third member of the Moiley Indian band to stand trial for perjury in a case that started with a traffic ticket was acquitted Thursday. The other two were sentenced in separate trials ear- lier to one year in prison. Mr. Justice Hugh MacDonald said he did not believe that the third man, Glen Simeon, 24, had lied in court because if he did, he would have faced the cen- sure of his whole tribe. The other two, .Marshall Sim- eon, 27, and Sandy Hitler, 24, were sentenced by different judges in Alberta Supreme Court, The perjury charges against the three resulted from the tes- timony they gave last year in traffic court after they were slopped by the ROMP for a check. They testified it was a man called Paul Daniels and not Rider who was present in Ihe car. An TiCMP constable had testified (hat Ridnr was in lin- ear but Rider told Ihe court this was not correct. Elk lodges Hied Saturday m.AIRMOKB Bureau) Dlairrnorc liPOK 13 will be host to a district meeting of in the Bla rmnre Elks Hall at It p.m. Saturday April 22. Lodges from Fernie, Cole- man. Blairmore, P 1 n c h c r Creek. Fort Maelood nnrl Gran- urn will be in and members of the provincial Elks Association will visit. A han- quel supper will be held follow- ing Ihe meeting and it Is expected that more than 100 1 Elks will attend. HOLIDAY NORTHERN'S AW CONDITIONED, REST ROOM EQUIPPSn AQUUA DEPARTS JUNE J6 FROM lETIIBRlriGE TO DKMFYJ AMD limited number of tickets IW Phone Steve Kotch 327-3536 Fo; 15 fun filled doyi ond 14 par penon Include! tramporlollon and NORTHERN BUS LINES ALBERTA tucked behind a triple tier of wings. nut there would be no flying this day. It had been 53 years since Mel had heard the roar of the Tripe's rotary engine. Besides, this was a time for nostalgia, not war, Thursday was reunion day for First World War pilots liv- ing in Canada. The Sopwith, a replica of the plane Mr. Alex- ander had flown in 1917, was fired up but not flown at a suburban airport for the ICO reminiscing flyers. BANQUET TODAY Today, they have their reun- ion coincidence, the 54lh anniversary of the day German ace Baron von Ilichtofen-the Red was shot down. It was as though naif a cen- tury of history and man's cur- rent fifth trip to the moon had never happened: The tales of aerial duels over the muddied battlefields of France were as fresh as if fought yesterday. Some among this gathering of heroes from another gener- ation hadn't met since von Richtofen had led his flight of red Fokkers against their Spads. Nicuporls and- most beloved of Cam- els. Bill Temple of Toronto and George Howsam of Victoria happily argued about the forced landing of their squad- No probe on prisoners KDJIONTON iCP) No in- vest ipation is pinnncd into al- legations of excessively harsh treatment of prisoners at Fort Saskatchewan provincial jail, Attorney General Merv f.citcli said hero. lie was replying in the legis- lature to NDP leader Grant Not- ley who noted such treatment outlined by Alberta om liudsman George McClellan in his annual report to the house When Mr. Notley asked whe- ther there were any reports of similar happenings nt other correctional institutions in the province, Mr. I.eitch replied "1 am not aware" of any. Earlier, Ernie Noel, warden at Fort Saskatchewan, rejected Ihe ombudsman's critic is in. .saying he didn't believe exces- sive force was ever used. Queen marks 46th WINDSOR, England (Router) The Queen spent a quiet day with her family at Windsor Cas- tle on her birthday Friday. Gun salutes were fired In Lon- don. Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany, an overnight at Windsor gave (he Queen, n horscracinE fan, a pair oi binoculars. ron of 15 Sopwith Snipes when they ran out of fuel during a patrol In the last months of the war. Mr. Howsam, who stayed in (he air force lo eventually retire as an air vice-marshal, denied his for- mer tenlmate's claim that he couldn't read a map or com- pass. "This boy's tolling war sto- ries, don't believe a word of he said. PLANES SABOTAGED Dr. Frank Wood, 77, of To- ronto remembered his five dead stick landings in Al- bania, (he last during a bomb- ing raid against retreating Austrians when his entire flight of five planes crashed because of engine seizure. Their machines had been sab- otaged before takeoff. All five pilots survived and, after walking three days through enemy territory to their own lines, learned thai the Armistice had been signed hours before their crash land- ings. "It was a tough way to end the war." In the 13H-I8 war, flyers bad fo be at least 18 lo sign up, so none of those al Ihe reunion were less than 72 years old. Hut flc-year-old Tom Williams of Woodstock, Ont., still flies his own light plane. The undisputed hero of the reunion was the 74-ycar-nkl Alexander. Fie was an original member of the famous, nil-Ca- nadian Hlack Flight, led by Raymond Collishaw of Van- couver, who couldn't make il lo the reunion. ItFX'AU.S BAD I'AUTS Relaxing with a thick cigar in his hotel room, Mr. Alexan- der remembered the war a.s more Brutal than romantic. others bar) reminisced about wiiite [lying scarves and canes fashioned from bro- ken propellers, Mr. Alexander recalled the (error of seeing a (on of flaming cloth ami wood dive to earth. Parachutes although invented, were r.oL yet being worn and an ex- ploding gas cer- tain death. flis loplanc squadron lost (12 pilots in four months of ac- tion, but. he said, "there was never any hatred for (he Hun." "When you fire at the enemy, you're firing at a ma- chine; if you hit a fellow, well, it's impersonal." Fire destroys Magrnth home MAGRATJI (HNS) Mr. and VIrs. David Dudley are home- less loday following a fire Thursday night thai swept their one storey frame house easl of the public school here. Mr. Dudley came home from Lelhbridge to see his house in flames. Cause of the blaze Is not nowit. The Magrath volunteer fire department answered the call >ut was unable (o save the building. Some children's clothes In a closet in a back bedroom was all that was found in Ihe ruins. No one was home at the lime. Some insurance was carried. The Dudleys bad just finished redecorating their home. Deaf mufe strips SYDNEY, Australia (neuter) A 24-year-old deaf mule woman has been stripping for five months at two local clubs to corn enough money to attend next year's deaf Olympics in Sweden. Working under the name Bonnie doesn't want her mother to find out what she's says she finds her job a challenge and hopes to work at clubs in Lon- don and Canada on her way back from Sweden. The Tonkin Gulf clashes Ihe fifth and sixth of the week, and a U.S. military source said sea battles off the North Viet- namese coasl probably would continue "as long as we have gunfire along the coasl and W9 have to get in close." Targets of the U.S. cruisers and destroyers shelling tha coast include railways nnd lo- gistic installations as far north as Vinh, 145 miles north of tha demilitarized zone. In one incident Thursday nlghl, Ihe destroyer Lloyd Thomas recorded a radar con- tact which was "determined to be hostile" nnd opened lure, de- stroying the contact, 7th Fleet spokesmen said. It was belie.ved to be a North Vietnamese palrol boat. DESTROYERS FIIIED .ON Meanwhile, (he spokesmen said, the guirlcd missile de- stroyer I'enjarnin Sloddort was fired on by u Communist sur- face craft of unknown size and returned the fire, but the result was not knov.'Ji, There was no damnpc to ei- ther destroyer, tlio spokesmen said. In South Vietnam, fighting cur.'.inued around the battered provincial capital o( An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon, and Xorth Vietnamese troops were reported attacking the district lov.n of Put1, 35 miles southwest of Da Nang. A total of 2.090 shells pounded An Loc fin- hours --from dawn Wednesday until dusk Thursday --as fierce battles were fought on tiie northern and southern outskirts of the town. Weather and road report SUMUSE SATTIItDAV SUNSET Lctiibriilgc Pincher Creek Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary....... Victoria Pentieton...... Prince George Kamloops..... Vancouver Saskatoon Rcgimi Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's...... Halifax Frcdericton Chicago New York Miami......... Los Angeles ___ Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Rome......... Paris London Berlin....... Amsterdam Moscow 53 35 .....02 45 H I, Prc FORECAST: 59 35 l.c-tlitiridge-Mctlieine Hat 50 30 Mostly sunny. Gusty 52 82 .03 lu'st winds. 55-CO. Mix- 42 29 f'l rain and snowshowers to- '57 30 ni'-Jht. Lows 30-35. Saturday] 57 31 Clearing, llighs near 45. 411 38 .33 Calgary Today: Mostly W -ifi sunny, 5055. Hainsbow- 42 29 ers changing to snowflurrics to- lifl nijjiit. Lows Saturday: 4tt .10 Sunny periods in the afternoon. 30 j Highs ;tl i Columbia Kootcnay Today (and Saturday: Mostly cloudy 23 with a few showers of ram or 52 30 snow mainly over the moun- 52 31 tains. Highs both days near 50. 38 23 Lows tonight near 30. 39 2D Montana 40 21 East of Continental Divide 48 Partly cloudy with litllc changa 51 42 temperature today. Few VI 40 showers over western moun- IM 7fi tains. Windy at times and coof- 70 51 er Saturday. Highs today 55 to 72 43 65. Lows tonight 30 to 40. Highs 77 51 Saturday 45 to 55. 82 72 West of Continental Divide K 46 Cloudy witli scattered showers 52 42 today and Saturday. Littlo 57 41 change in temperature todav, 53 43 Cooler Saturday. Highs today 50 3D 50s. Lows tonight 30s. High's 41 30 Saturday 45 to 55. SPECIALS! SPECIALS AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES EASY TRQL SEED AMD FERTILIZER AND PLANTER F5LL S' SEED EXTRA ACRES A DAY AND ELIMINATE BACKACHE 4 PLOW AND HARROW AS YOU GO WITH A MID-WEST HARROW MOUNTED QUICKtY AMD EASILY WE WIU ACCEPT BARLEY AT AMD WHEAT AT PER BUSHEL WHILE STOCKS LAST OI'TKTM, AS OF A.M TODAY COURTESY Of AMA I.cth- and All highways in the bridgo district are bar dry. Highway Trans Canada Highway, hare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading restrictions on the. followinfi highways: Highway frnm ,2 miK, east of the junction c[ Highway to Foremost and from i mile south of Foremost to Manyber- ries. Highway 62, from Magrath to Del lionita. Highway 3, from Grassy Lake lo Medicine Hat. Secondary road 505 from Highway 2 to the Eslly River Bridge nc.-ir Glc-nvood. Secondary from 3 miles north r.f Foremost to 10 miles north of foremost. hciml f, ?1 Porthil mianight- B.C., 2-1 hours ;