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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuvtday, April LCI tiDmuue Railway relocation bill introduced Dateline Alberta Chairman won't resign FORT McMURRAY (CP) Chairman Chuck Knight of the Fort McMurray board of administrators said Monday he has refused to submit to a request that he resign his seat because of allegations that he voted improperly on matters concerning the board. The board received a letter in March from Ralph Levy of Fort McMurray, who suggested Mr. Knight, an employee of Great Canadian Oil Sands had voted on applications by Athabasca Realty, a subsidiary of the oil company. The letter said Mr. Knight lived in a house owned by Athabasca Realty. "I will leave it up to the supreme court to decide that the seat should be said Mr. Knight, after consulting the board. Three jailed for fraud EDMONTON (CP) A week-long fraud trial ended Monday with two-year jail terms for three men and in fines for Zaritec Industries Ltd., with which they were associated. Mr. Justice Donald Bowen of Alberta Supreme Court sentenced John George Bury, 34, of Sherwood Park, Brian Wayne Farrell, 34, of Calgary, and James Stanley Shukin, 32 of Calgary, to two-year terms. Mr Bury was president of the company and the two others were salesmen. Mr. Justice Bowen found the men and the company guilty of four of seven fraud charges laid against them. Pioneer printer dies CALGARY (CP) Funeral services will be held today for A. P. (Art) Halpen, a pioneer printer in Western Canada. He died Friday at 85. A 56-year employee of the Albertan, he was credited with originating and nuturing the idea of creating the South Side Mirror, a weekly newspaper in south Calgary, which he put together for several years. Zebra search goes on SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Despite mounting protests and court challenges, police are continuing their stpp-and- search of young blacks in their hunt for the Zebra killer. More than 435 black men have been stopped since the systematic street questioning began last Wednesday, Police Lieut. William O'Connor said Monday. He said police plan to call in 125 reservists to replace desk officers needed for Operation Zebra, the code- name police have given the case. About 250 demonstrators, mostly young whites, picketed city hall Monday evening pro- testing the searches and Mayor Joseph Alioto, who authorized them. The noisy crowd taunted Alioto as he emerged from the building and pounded his car with their fists. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Edmonton 54 35 Grande Prairie 49 36 .01 Banff........... 55 32 Calgary......... 65 40 Victoria 52 45 .11 Penticton 62 46 Prince George 54 35 Kamloops....... 55 39 .19 Vancouver...... 54 "45 .08 Saskatoon....... 56 41 Regina 52 33 Winnipeg 40 26 Toronto......... 64 42 .57 68 47 .01 Montreal......67 51 .10 St. John's....... 41 27 Halifax......... 55 38 .08 Charlottetown 46 40 .24 Fredericton..... 67 44 .29 Chicago 62 ,1 New York 78 59 .12 Miami.......... 82 76 Los Angeles..... 76 54 Las Vegas.....86 59 Phoenix 93 65 Honolulu.......83 72 Athens 6-1 52 Rome........64 46 Paris...... 57 45 London......... 54 41 Berlin......... 55 37 Amsterdam..... 54 46 Moscow .......'.36 25 Stockholm 50 39 Rio de Janeiro 90 63 Tokyo.......... 68 55 H L Pre Lethbridge...... 68 38 Pincher Creek... 65 37 Medicine Hat 67 52 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary Medicine Hat Regions Mainly cloudy today with a few showers. Winds northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Highs 55 to 60. Sunny on Wednesday. Lows near 35. Highs 55 to 60. Columbia Kootenay Today mostly cloudy with a few showers clearing during the evening. Wednesday sunny with cloudy intervals. A little warmer. Highs today in the mid-50s, lows tonight in the mid and low 30s. Highs Wednesday around 60. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Wednesday. Widely scattered showers west this afternoon spreading into east tonight and Wednesday. Cooler Wednesday. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Wednesday 60s. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with scattered showers today and Wednesday. Highs both days mostly 60s. Low tonight 35 to 45. MISKIN SCRAPERS Easy Loading and Accurate Spreading 4.8 Yards or 7 Yards Use Your Wheel Tractor to Level Land or Dig Dug-Outs A load will arriving soonl at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Box 1202 Phone 326-1141 Legislation designed to help remove railways from core areas of cities OTTAWA (CP) After months of talking about it, Ur- ban Affairs Minister Ron Bas- ford has introduced legislation designed to help remove rail- ways from the core areas of cities. The proposed legislation, in- troduced in the Commons Monday, provides for federal expropriation, if necessary, of railway rights-of-way, terminals and yards within cities. For the first time, a federal agency transport be able to order the relocation or rerouting of a rail line within a city. Mr. Basford told reporters that cities such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Sudbury, Ont., and Winnipeg now are working on plans for such relocation. The proposed legislation is designed to make immensely valuable land in core areas, now taken up by railways, available for development. Rail lines, terminals and yards would be relocated out- side the cities, where land was cheaper and where space was more available. The relocation bill also pro- vides for more federal money for grade crossings and grade separations. It takes into account the greater cost of providing a safe crossing of railway tracks for motor vehicles and pedestrians, Transport Minister Jean Marchand told reporters. Mr. Basford said his proposal, assuming it is adopted by Parliament, might cost million over a five- year period. This money would be in the form of grants for crossings and relocations. It does not cover ex- propriation, which would be done by the public works de- partment, when necessary.1 A municipality, in conjunction with a provincial government, might decide that it wants to make better use of railway-held land inside its borders. It would apply to the transport and urban affairs departments for grants of up to 50 per cent of the total cost to draft plans. Plans might involve the use of railway rights-of-way for rapid transit, use by two rail- ways of one set of tracks, relo- cation of yards and terminals, discontinuance of railway operations is a specified area, closing of railway crossings or other things. The federal cabinet would study the completed plans and, if approved, would inform the transport commission that it was prepared to authorize a re- location grant. Then the commission would consider the plans, perhaps having public and the onus would be on the applicants to prove the public interest would be served by the proposed plan. Among other things, the commission must ensure that Rocked by blast Debris and broken glass litter the street Monday after a gas explosion and fire rocked a 26-storey commercial building at 312 E. 46th St., not far from the United Nations in New York City. At least 40 per- sons were injured when the blast damaged nearby luxury apartment buildings. SLA death threat note received SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A man purporting to be "General Pax of the Sym- bionese Liberation Army (SLA) vowed in messages to a Sacramento newspaper Monday that five California police officers would be slain for any SLA member killed. "The Symbipnese Liberation Army will not allow itself to be slaughtered by the Fascist forces who suppress us ''said a printed message received by the Sacramento Bee. The statement and an accompanying tape recording were sent to FBI headquarters in Washington for analysis. John Reed, agent in charge of the Sacramento FBI office, said the two messages da not follow the pattern of known communiques from the SLA, which claims responsibility for the Feb. 4 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. But he said the FBI cannot assume they are not authentic. "Since the life of the victim is still in jeopardy and the lives of police officers are in jeopardy, we can't take that Reed said. The package, delivered to the newspaper in the mail, contained nothing to verify that it was from the SLA, Bee executives said. The package bore an April 19 postmark from Berkeley, 80 miles southwest, where the Hearst kidnapping occurred. .The name General Pax has not appeared on. any of the earlier SLA communications and the style was different from earlier messages believed to be from the SLA. There was no reference to Miss Hearst. On the tape, a maYi calling himself General Pax said the messages, were sent to The Bee since "you represent the capital of the State of California. any railway involved in the proposal will neither gain nor lose from relocation or rerouting. The commission could ap- prove or reject a proposal, or- der changes, recommend a relocation grant or even government expropriation of the property involved. On the commission's recom- mendation the urban affairs minister could authorize pay- ment of up to 50 per cent of the net cost of railway relocation or rerouting. The net cost would take into account the value of the land being vacated, compared with the value of the relocation land. Mr. Basford said the latter probably would be considerably cheaper than the former. The proposed legislation would provide more money for railway crossings through improvement of old provisions and through a new proposal. The federal assistance can range from million to several million, depending on the circumstances. Another provision of the proposed legislation makes grants of up to 80" per cent available for the placjng of revolving lights on locomotives. A statement from Mr. Bas- ford's office said "research has indicated that such lights would serve as an additional method of warning of the approach of trains at level crossings." Rabin replaces Meir as Israeli leader TEL AVIV gov- ernment Labor party has named Yitzhak Rabin, former Israeli chief of staff and am- bassador to the United States, to replace Golda Meir, as pre- mier and try to form a new government. After his nomination Monday, Rabin pledged to continue "exhausting every possibility of peace" with the Arabs. Rabin is regarded as a dove and party officials said they are pleased with the prospect of a flexible premier. Mrs. Meir resigned two weeks ago, saying she was "exhausted" and "at the end of my road" in her struggle to calm the national political turmoil which has engulfed Israel since the end of the October war against the Arabs. Rab'n, who entered politics only last year, beat Informa- tcon Minister Shimon Peres for the nomination by a vote of 298 to 254, officials said. Rabin told the party central committee that Israel has reached a first stage in dis- engaging forces with Egypt "and there will be further stages, and we must not despair of the chances, however slight, of a settlement with Syria as well." But Rabin noted that "Syria is waging an incessant war against us." He warned that in trying to pull together a new coalition government the Israeli leadership must keep the fighting with Syria in mind. And he cautioned that if he cannot set up a coalition cabi- net, it will mean new elections soon. Israel must nurture its rela- tions with the United States, Rabin said, "but above all we must preserve our existence even if not all our moves are understood by our friends." "I am the son of a Russian immigrant who travelled via the United States to reach the land of Israel with the Hebrew Brigade" of volunteers serving the British army in the Second World War, he said. "It is now the turn of the sons of the founding fathers." The nomination still left Ra- bin far short of forming a new coalition government from Is- rael's badly split political par- ties. He has just over six weeks to succeed, surrender to another candidate, or leave Mrs. Meir as caretaker premier until new elections can be scheduled, under Israeli law. Rabin won the party's back- ing only hours after a retired senior general accused him of trying to resign his command on the eve of the 1967 war. Rabin later led Israel to a stunning six-day victory over Egypt, Syria and Jordan, but former air force commander Ezer Weizman said Rabin was incapable of making decisions under strain. Rabin did not deny the allegation but said he gave up his command to Weizman for only 24 hours to rest two weeks before the fighting. Weizman supports the right- wing opposition. Why Can't You Use Good English A well-known publisher reports there are simple techniques in using everyday English, which can pay you real dividends in social and business advancements by helping you to express your ideas in a more interesting and convincing manner. According to this publisher, many people do not realize how important it is to know how to use effective English. Whether in business, at social functions or even in casual conversation with strangers, there are ways you can use the English language to make a good impression each time you speak or write. To acquaint the readers of this paper with the easy-to- follow rules for developing skill m everyday English, the publishers have printed full details of their interesting self-training method in a 32- page booklet, "How You Can Gain a Command of Good which will be mailed free to anyone who requests it. No obligation. Simply send your name, address and zip to: English Division, Career Institute, Dept. 628-97, Mundelein, Illinois 60060. (A home study A DVT. More money appeal rejected OTTAWA The Cana- dian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities appealed to the federal cabinet Monday for more money and a bigger share in decision-making. The 29 delegates were as- sured of federal support for more federal-provincial- municipal consultations, but there were no promises about money. "Massive federal aid to municipalities is said a federation brief, pre- sented by President J. W. Bird, mayor of Fredericton. "It must be provided now by a new and designated municipal-provincial share of federal income tax rev- enues." riut both Prime Minister Trudeau and Finance Minister John Turner told the delegates that the provinces cannot es- cape their responsibilities on this question. Ottawa was transferring between billion and billion a year to the provinces, which had responsibility for their municipalities. The brief said property taxes have reached a level where further increases would be virtually indefensible, and municipalities now rely on the federal and provincial governments for 55 per cent of their revenue. Mr. Turner said the latest statistics show that 90 per cent of the money given to municipalities by the provinces is conditional. Home Pitfield Foods Ltd, 1st Avenue and 11th Street South, Lethbridge Wish to inform their Customers that they will be CLOSING Thursday, April 25 at p.m. and will be RE-OPENING Wednesday, May 1st at a.m. in their New and Permanent Location at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street S. We would like to welcome all our regular and new customers and thank you for your patronage in the past! Staying in Calgary? Stay with friends. Traditional Calgary hospitality starts with us. So the next time you're headed our way call Zenith 6-6014 from anywhere in Alberta for reservations. It's toll free. Or ask your travel agent to reserve a room. Isn't that friendly? Downtown. 9th Ave. and 1st St. next to the Calgary Tower. ;