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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! UTHtRIDCE HEUALD ApfH 1WO Supreme Court Decision On Govt. Hate Bill Urged i By GERARD McXElL OTTAWA (CP) Senator Daniel Lang, an Ontario Lib- eral, Tuesday right urged other Liberals in the Upper House force, the cabinet to refer the hate propaganda bill to the Su- preme Court of Canada for a decision on whether it violates the Bill of Bights. The Lang rsciiba'inaiis first serious Senate attempt to turn back- a' gowrnmect bill since when the Liberal nia jwity in' the Upper House re- volted against a .Conservative governmtat bill to remove James Coyne as governor of the' Bade of Canada. The difference this time Is that a Liberal vcator, with some is opposing a Lib- eral government bill. Senator Lang pleaded with other .Liberals to. sifted bis motion and establish the Se- nate's "true image" as a parlia- mentary battier, of rights and freedom. He aid that if Liberate voted the party line, "then I question the worthwhile continued end- of thu body." "It may be in one state that the image of the Senate as a more rubber sump for govern- ment policy may be wiped away." His speech, with the bill be- fore the Senate for the fourth time, drey a steaming reply from Senator Harper' Prowse a Liberal. Senator Prowse said that "we would be wasting the time of the court and making ourselves look like fools" by referring the hate bill to the court. He diluted Senator Lang's comparison of tie hate bin with the lection of the Mae Act ruled by the Supreme Court to contravene the Bill of Rights in the Joseph Diybcnes case. i Drybones, a YeUowknife In- dian, was fined under the Indian Act for being drunk off a v reserve. There are no in the Northwest Territories and the Indian Act provided a beav- ier penally for than the N.W.T. Doctor Takes Court Action Medicare Act Challenged CALGARY (CP) A drill Citizens For Individual Lib- court action challenging the erty was formed last year to federal Medical Insurance Act in4o THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN Patricia Burry, 24, (centre) stands with her placard and defiant look al Queen's Park in Toronto Tuesday. 300 supporters were demon- itraling in support of on Ontario Human Rights Code that would eliminate discrimina- tion on the basis of sex. Residents Leave Homes Flood Waters Cover Town CARMAN, Man. (CP) The; Boyne River, swollen by spring runoff and heavy rain, spilled, its banks during the night and eent flood waters surging through the streets of this southern Manitoba town. By early today more than 60 families had left their homes and concern was being express- ed about the town's water sup- pry. Up to three feet of water roll ed through duwUovm streets. Carman, a town of about 1- 900, Is M miles southwest of1 Vinnjpeg. The Boyne, not much man than a creek during dry weather, flows through the mid- le of the town before joining Morris River and eventual- emptying into the Red at lorris. STUDENTS HELP Floodfighting began In ear- nest Tuesday as the Boyne be- gan to surge upward. Many righ school students left class- es to assist in sandbagging and UNO SIZING SEE US NOW ERICKSEN'S JEWELLERY Ph. 327-352] Clerk Abe Loeppky said the erity of the flood caught resi- enls off guard. "We had expected something along the fine of last he .00 armed forces were sent to Carman. By. 2 a.m. flood waters had spread over more than a quar :er of the town's area, out the telephone office a cut off an but one bridge. The water still was rising'a dawn and was threatening the water treatment plant. Ftoodfightera suffered anoth- er setback after midnight when a sandbag dike burst at the telephone exchange, knocking out their communications. At the town.hall, surrounded by three feet of water, Town on constitutional grounds was launched in Alberta Supreme Court Tuesday by a High River doctor. Dr. Dennis Mercer said his challenging of the federal act is backed by a group named Citi- zens For Individual liberty, claims about 400 mem- bers. Dr. Mercer's claim is that the act represents a federal inva- kn of an area which is con- stitutionally reserved to the urisdjction provincial legis- atures. The court action requests three things: iae act b ultra vires of parliament; -Cost of the action; injunction preventing the federal government from disbursing money under the act protest Alberta's entry into the [ederal medical care scheme. The federal act provides for Ot- tawa to pay about 50 per cent of the cost of proyintially-run medical insurance schemes. Ottawa taxes all Canadians to meet the cost snaring ex- said! 'Tve never seen anything like this before.'' Cesare Gianoa and bis fam ily left their bouse in a boa ivhcn bis recreation room filled with water. "I still don't know whose boa t he said. "Someone had irought it and tied it to a tree in front of the house. We used a shovel to paddle it." Elsewhere on the Manitoba flood scene, waters .were re- ported dropping at Gladstone which: suffered extensive dam- age this week as the Whitemud River spread over wide areas of the town and surrounding farms. Gladstone b about.60 miles west of Winnipeg. Troops were sandbagging in the municipality of Fort Garry on the southern outskirts of Metropolitan Winnipeg, where the Red River was causing local flooding. IVFU Okays Wheat Gifts By Farmers SMOKY LAKE, Alta. (CP) Roy Atkinson, president of the National Farmers' Union, says he would not object to farinen donating wheat to neech groups, providing such whea became part of a farmer's quota. "If a gift of a relatively small amount of wheat to Metis or other needy groups endangers the orderly marketing system, how much more is the present feed grain policy ruining order- ly he said Tuesday at charter ceremonies of an NFU local. 'Surely Mr. Lang (minister in charge of the wheat is not supporting a double stan- dard one for agri-business which thrives on cheap feed grain while fartners go bank- rupt and one which applies to the relief of Mr. Atkinson said If the change in Canadian wheai board regulations which allow- ed the sale of feed grain out side its control had been "Squashed even five yean ago the benefits to the ordinary farmer would have been im mense." Dr. Mercer's statement of laim names as defendenl the ederal attorney-general. In Edmonton, Alberta Health ilinister James Henderson said be provincial government had ts law officers investigate the constitutional status of the fed- eral act more than a year ago, and the officers concluded there was no ground for a challenge. Ottawa, Mr. Henderson noted, virtually unlimited tax pre- rogatives, and it has confirmed its participation in the medical insurance field to taxation and cost-sharing. .The actual opera- tion of medical insurance plans has been left up to UK prov- BJCftS. Alberta entered ttw Ottawa cost-sharing scheme reluctant- ly, saying that federal criteria or cost-sharing payments rep- resented fiscal coercion of pro- vincial governments. drunkenness liquor ordt- "The whole basis of the Dry- booes case is that the Indian Act was legislation which could' only apply lo an Indian and that is why he was Sen- ator Prowse said. He also tore into the Toronto Globe and Mao, whose editori- als against the hate bill have been used by some senators. The Globe and Mail had pointed out "the kind of language" used by Canadian political speakers in the past and said Parliament hadn't put the speakers in jail. "If we bad, we would have jailed bishops, priests and teachers as well as the prime ministers and Senator Prowse said. The Globe and Mail had "said what I expected it to say" in op- posing the bill: "The old Globe did more to lay the foundations .of the' differ- ences that exist between the races in Canada today than any- thing done by any other instru- SENATOR LANG pleads for ment in this Senator Prowse said. Senator Lang said the 1965 committee under former law Dean Maxwell Cohen of McGill Elliott Tru deau, then a law professor, was a been able to find only a handful of hate cases at the time and these ha died out. Meanwhile, the bin was still "dangerously close1.' to infring ing upon the right to free Strom Hints At Shuffle fn Cabinet CALGARY (CP) Premier Harry Strom said Tuesday night that the departure of Qghways Minister Gordon Taylor from the Alberta cabi-. net may lead to a shuffle hv ohing more than one minister. "I haven't .made any deci- sions Mr. Strom told a news conference, but "it may tn- another shuffle." He .a- ilained that there may be more han a replacement for Mr. Taylor involved. Mr. Taylor announced Tues- day that he has accepted a.job as a deputy minister in the fed- eral transport department. On another topic, the premier said the provincial govaaueut is prepared putting forward enabling legislation, 2 Calgary city council asks for it, to switch to a no-fare public transit system financed by. a special tax as a public utility. Such a system was discussed by city council Monday night Artillery Fire Blasts Wrong Area From SAIGON (CP) In their sec- ond battlefield error in two days, U.S. forces have killed sbt South Vietnamese civilians and wounded five others, the U.S. command reported today. The command said the latest mistake occurred Tuesday when an artillery shell landed in a vil- lage by mistake while American guns were firing at a suspected Viet Cong target eight miles from Quang Tri city in northern South Vietnam. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 46 OLDEST ADMIRAL' Adn. RIcbird H. Jacksm, of Coronado, Calif., preparing for iis iMth birthday cele- bration May 10, caD> tor a sweeping modernization of the U.S. fleet and comparts women's hemlines with Mean waves they op and cone down agala with a kmd of predictable, regularity." He is nation's oldest ad- miral and oldest graduate of the Naval Academy. Diet Drug Pill Removal Sought WINNIPEG (CP) Metham- phetamine, the basis of diet pills that is called "speed" on the drug scene, should be taken off the market, Dr. E. Kirk Lyon of Leamington, Ont., said Tuesday. Dr. Lyon, a former president of the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations, said these pills "never took a pound off a woman, they just made her hap- up and said, 'No, we won't give ou these things.' The sad part was that when a octpr prescribes "15 amphe- amines for mother and she seps them in the medicine cab- net, you don't know when jun- or is going to start nibbling on hem.'' Dr. Lyon, a general surgeon and acknowledged expert on jroup medical practice in Can- ida, was a key speaker at the International Congress on Group Medicine. Dr. Lyon said the day when small villages of popula- tion will have their own resident doctor are gone. With fast transportation and good roads, medical groups ia larger cen- tres couk) get a doctor there in half an hour for a day or.two a week. SUPER SAVINGS AT THR1FTWAY DRUGS THRIFTWAY'S 3 DAY SPECIALS BRADOSOL LOZENGES for jore NEW SUN-IN by" TONf Sun tightener of hair Postal Dispute Report Delayed completely useless as far as diet is concerned. -1 wish they would late theni off OTTAWA (CP) A concilia- He said the public and the profession bear the responsibil CHOOSE FROM OUR LARGE SELECTION OF BEAUTIFUL ity for abuse of these and other workers and the federal govern- ment has been given an exten- sion until Monday, Hay 4, to make" its report, it- was an- nounced Tuesday. "I think unfortunately we are becoming a nation of pill iwal lowers. For patients, they could get to the hospital or doctor in a larger centre equally quickly. "If 'the patient Is anywhere "If the patient ia anywhere within half an hour of the physi- cian, he's well serviced." MOTHER'S DAY CARDS GIFTS of the public service staff rela- quiescing in patients' request tions board, said in a statement :he extension from the former "We haven't told them to g out and face life and adversit without a pill. We haven't stoot Tuesday deadline had been agreed on in meetings of all concerned parties. DRISTAN NASAL MIST Squeeze Bottlt ESCAPADE An adventure In COLOGNE BATH POWDER BUBBLE BATH. SOAP Suggested Price 1.29 SPKIAl CIGARETTES KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 9 o.m.lo? p.m Open Sundays and Holiday! 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, and 7 p.m. fa 9 p.m. "YOUR I.D.A, AND REXAtL DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 A10VE TO.ftfi SUNRISE THURSDAY'5: li SUNSET. T.n Lethbridge........ 13 Pincher Creek 38 22 Medicine.Hat......40 29- Edmonton.....- 5i K Calgary......... 43 23 Victoria......... 60 43 j Cranbrook....... 46 27 Pentictiii 65 31 Prince George 57 35 .05 43 Vancouver.......59 45 .01 Saskatoon....... 45 31 Regina..........42 23 .75 Winnipeg Thunde? Toronto Ottawa Montreal Chicago New York Los Angeles 47 41 50 39 74 51 70 61 Miami .01 SYNOPSIS Warm weather may be ei- pected over ell regions during next few days as Pacific air pushes eastward across moun- tains after dropping most of its moisture over British Colum- bia. FORECAST Lethbridge Sunny and warmer: W15. Uw- higli 30-55. Medicine Hat Sunny and warmer. Winds light Low-high 30-55. Kootnay In- creasing cloudiness this iror- rang. Showers this afternoon and evening. Sunny with cloudy periods Thursday. Winds light Low tonight and high Thursday at Cranbrook and Castiegar 90- 60. EDWARDS ROD WEEDERS ANO CULTIVATORS for spring, summer and fall work u hi designed for chain drivtn rod attachment ROD WEEDER ATTACHMENTS FIT All CUITIVATOHS A DRIVE DISENGAGES AUTOMATICALLY WHEN IS LIFTED NO SLIFfASI NO MUD BUILD-UP GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS All highways In the Lelb- bridge district are mostly bare in good driving condition. Highway 1 Canada Highway Calgary to Revel- itoke. Mostly bare and in good condition. Motorists are ad- vised to watch for fallen rock and frost heaves between fjold- en and.Revelstoke. The Banff- Radjum and Banff-Jasper high- ways arc mostly bare and In good condition. Creston Salmo Mghway Is mostly bare and in good condl- I lion. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and cari- bou on the highway. SEA OTTERS KHUD Piles of dead tea otters dotted the Brfito) Boy coastline of Alaska afler what a federal pollution official called on "ecological disoiler." Investi- gators reported tens of thousands of dead birds and other wildlife, but cause of the moisive kill wai unknown, Snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area, This include! all ski resort access roads. There is a 75 per cent restric- tion on the following highways: Highway 3 Kincastle to Medi- cine Hat; Highway 5 Ma- grath to Cardston; Highway 61 From the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one ni lie south of Foremoht to Manyber- ries; Highway 6i Magralh to Del Bonifa. Effective 7 a.ni. April 29 there will be a 75 per cent loading restriction im- posed on Highway 23 from the junction of Highway 3 to Barons, PORTS tJT ENTRY {Opening and Closing Cflutfs, 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain dosed. Del Bonila 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Robseville, B.C. 8 a.m. S Kiagsgate, B.C., M noun; Fortblll-Kyfcem S a.m. to ;