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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TWI LtTHUIDOC HUAIO TkurtJoy, Ap.ll 10, 1970 Ottawa Expects Challenge In Court Over Water Act OTTAWA (CP) -The federal government that Its pro- posed Canada Water Ad, de- to fight pollution In nearly all of Canada's water- ways, will be challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada. Bud Orange Territories, aec- reUry to Reaources Minister J. J. Greene, said Wednesday the government expects the legisU- Uoo to be challenged on consti- lutiona] grounds but "hopefully Creditistes Help Liberal Victory DEAD WHALE InvetlTgators for federal and state agencies found a dead whale In orea of coastal Alaska where thousands of birds.and other wildlife have died of a causa. Officials Initially believed an oil slick was responsible but were awaiting teiti before deciding. Women Protesters Say 'Abortion Is Our Right' QUEBEC (CP) The Credi- tistes ftltrflfil together a pro- vincial political piety in Jan- uary, elected a leader n March and won 13 legtslatere aeais in April. But ttey don't exactly pop up Oiil QOWDW, Their performance Wed- nesday's Quebec general elec- tion was in effect a reruo of tbe CredUiste success story in (erfeml politics. Involved art the same rural regions, the same angry people and the same skilful political or. They won in ridinfa around Qicbee .City, in the Eastern Townships and hi northwestern Quebec, their itrong spots federally. Their entry into provmda] politics cost Premier Jean- Jacques BertranTs Union Na- donale patty IB seats directly and several more indirectly.- They took three seats (ram the Liberals, hot elsewhere helped elect lAerafc by iota the Union Nationals vote. STARTED EN Their decision to EDMONTON (CP) Women carrying signs and banners pro- fasted the federal abortion law Wednesday with a downtown rally and street theatre as a cross-country abortion' caravan arrived. Signs readme "Abortion Is Oar "Abort Trudeau" Women" framed an area in the middle of a Civic Square for Street Theatre. Members of the Edmonton Women's Liberation Movement depicted in mime the alleged crudty of hospital abortion committees which they claim force abortions to Illegal theatre showed a wom- an to whit-face with saying she had German i sign HALE OPTICAL 107 Mi It. I. ;les approached tbe abortion committee to plead for an abor- ioo. Three doctors refused. She returned in a fur coat vitti a sindful of money and the doc- ors granted her request. A "mother rf six" turned to "butcher abortionist" -after 3eing refused by the commit- tee. Dressed in a long black cape, the "abortionist" pulled knitting needles, hedge clippers and scissors out of a black bag be- fore performing tbe operation. Tbe woman died. The Bhutan caravan, aboul 25 women travelling by car from Vancouver to Ottawa, was organized .by women's libera- tion groiija across, the country On one car a coffin' symbpl- tes deaths of women from il legal abortions: More and UMC women, an B (Q cfaango the in- abortion Marcy Cohen, a Vancouver women's caucus member on the caravan. "Together we are strong and well be eble to force the government to remove abortion from the Crlmina Code." The caravan is scheduled to arrive hi Ottawa May 9 when meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau, Justice Minister1 Tur- and Health Minister. Munro Las been requested by. tbe couver women's caucus. "On Mother's Day, May 10; we won't glorify said Dodie Weppler of Vancou- ver. "We are holding demon- strations at the Parliament wilding in Ottawa and across tbe country to demand that each woman have tbe right to choose whether or Dot she wants to be a mother." Heidi Fisher of the Edmon- ton Women's Liberation told the crowd of about 200 mat tbe present law discriminates the most against poor and working women. "The rich can afford to go to Britain or she said. An anti demonstration waa held by a and a pregnant woman cairymg signs reading "Abortion Is Evil." The woman told the rally that she could not really afford another chDd, but she believed that abortion was murder. not by the provinces." The proposed act, being studied by the Commoai re- sources fommltfee, would, em- power the federal govemmeul to step in unilaterally if a prov- ince refused to Whoperate in a pollution situation considered of "significant national interest." The bul deals with water management in coy waters which would affect quality or qiaoJty of international waters, inter-provincial waters, or fed- eral waters. Smea ill Canadiaa waters at aome pot into the tea, cansidend federal watar, or arto water hana mat it MOB war ooneeted with wain la province or the IMted However, tbe courts have been reluctant to allow the fed- eral government to use this power except hi wartime. Inside the eanunittce, Raa Harding (NDP-Kootenay West) said tbe phrase na- tional intereiI" should be dosety defined (a "a tre- mendous of V.rj'-txe" in the courts. Mr. Oranae of Edmonton, of a abow featuring classic and nnsual cars tin weekend, are aayng afl tbe usual nasty trcogs about wom- en drivers, particuarly one who nearly 600 miles away. A futuristic sbow car vra was expected to arrive this week from Seattle but its Statea, then would be few re- OB the federal aorern- meat'a jurisdiction under the hOL GIVES AUTHORITY Mr. Orange agreed that if be challenged, tba federal ramect probably woold got tbe challenge onder me teaee, order and good govwB- elause of tbe BrirJat Narth America Act This gins federal gmemmeut author- ity to take charge in case at ia- ieven in attna- ider proviadal ht ed. A woman, wasn't available, to bo was driving tot n Seattle and car being loaded onto a trailer. K was a bit too much for her because she apparently tried to brake, missed and stepped on tbe ac- celerator instead. The front half of me wonder car was demolished. CAMTL SAMSON rarty leader eleeM provincial politics after several years of hrsitntmn dales lo the ISO federal election, when the late Premier Daniel Jdp backed Robert Shmfieafs To- ries in several Quebec! riffinp in an effort to stop Pierre Tro- deaa's Liberals. Tbe Union Natiomle-backed Tory Ciimpaigm tn several rid- ings spoiled the Creditstea cfaawes ot Tictory. Real Caouette's federal Credi tistes, who elected 14 members (o Parliament anyway, vowei not lo fdrgjt tbe Union Nation- ale's role.- The Creditistei founded their party at a conventxn lact Jan. B, but they dkm't have a lead- er when Premier Berrrand cal ed tbe election March 12. Elected leader was.Camil Samson, a S-year-old car tales- man from Rauyn. He elected lo the legislature Rouyn-NVanda Wednesday. me beer to-day NAGAS KILL II JORHAT, India (Reuters) Armed Naga guernHaa am- bushed an Indian army convoy and killed 14 men, major, last Sunday, a defcya report received in tab army town said Wednesday. Heavy Work Load Faces Committees OTTAWA (CP) The Com- i lib today only for the daily question period Bnt it a day off far MPs, after learnt; the they wffl scatter to eight committees to tackle load of work. Consomer Af- tun Minister Ron Basford pro posed n the Commons setting up a joint House-Senate committee to review the work of the prices nA commission.' Mr. Basford said the commit- tee could, scrutinize commission reports and research studies and voice its opinion on these The commission could also can witnesses from iiite- try and labor to speak on the commission's work. He said the commission now was investigating price in- creases in 40 different products ranging from CDC papers to peanut butter. These should be studied by tbe joint committee. Mr. Basford Canada had a lower rale of increase in the cost of living in 196S than Japan, Britain, the U.S. and France. He said there are signs the rate of Inflation in Canada is moderatug. Marvin (PC-WeDmg- too-Grey) urged the government to reduce taxation aad lower the cost of living. MP To Seek Ban On Polls In Elections OTTAWA (CP) Robert Coates, Conservative IIP for Cumberland-Colchester North aid today be mill introduce bin hi the Commons to put Ikation of public opinion polls in federal elections. He said in an interview tuc polls are dangerous and manip- ulate the public. Uncommitted voters could be swung to c party or another by the polls. Coales said election polls are no more accurate than who predict tbe order of finish of baseball teams at tbe end of tbe season He said that in. 1965 CBC re- porters ahmet unaniooos predicted a majority win by tbe Pearson government This had obtained votes for the Liberals but they .bad still been returned with a minority. Fiesaytetiaa Veteran 3iurchman Dies At 77 TORONTO (CP) Dr. Horn A. MacUUlaa, a maalmirj who iDodcntor of BG PrcaV byterianChnrch in Canada, died Wednesday. He was 77. Dr. Mai-Maun Vas moderator of the cbunt in 964 following his retireoent after 3i 'yean ai i nuaskaary in Formosa. He wed to Formosa b the. 1920s and became bead of tbe theological college in the capital city of Taipei and associate winder of the Tatwaa Leprosy Relief Association. During the Second Work] War e returned to Canada and effectively argued against the planned deportation of Japa- nese-bora Canadians. Ftoent in Japanese and Chinese, ha later went lo Washington to prepan Allied radio broadcasts to (be Japanese, He went to China briefly (fla- me war as a Red Qrau repre- sentative, but SOOD letuiueu to Taiwan. Be stayed then naUl bis retirement in He was tbe anther of one reli- gious bonk and two historical ones on Formosa. Dr. MacMQtei torn t wife, daughter nd ML GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE Big Coal Shipment For Japan Arrives 50 SUNRISE SUNSET Lelhbrldge .......S2 35 Pincher Creek 48 31 Medicine Hit 52 23 EdmoDton 56 32 Calgary......... '32 Cranbrook....... SO 28 Victoria......... SO 40 Pentiction....... 57 M Prince George 48 35 Kamloops 60 33 Vancouver.......51 44 .27 Saskatoon....... 38 .08 Regina 32 25 .13 Winnipeg........54 37 Thunder Bay ..51 39 Ottawa 70 46 Montreal....... 66 42 Chicago......... S3 671.45 New York 79 50 la n Miami .......U SYNOPSIS Sunny weather wffl to prevafl over .moat at me vovmee Friday with only a lew cloudy periods in tbe after- noon and io sootfaweftr era AberU. FORECAST LetkbrUge Saoy aa4 warmer. Wtadi NW1S lo 25 U ligM at UttL higa Mediciae Hat Sunny and warmer. Winds W1S auttiDf ta 25. Low-high SMC. CotimUa, ffntiaaj ftmny with cloudy periods May sod Friday. Scattered showers over ridges on boU afternoons. Winds light Low tonight and high Friday at Cnmbnok IK2. VANCOUVER most advanced freight train in North America moved into the new deep water superport at Roberts Bsik' today, carrying more than tons of coking coal destined for Japanese steel mills. BREWEOfflflHIBEflE IN BOHEMIAN MAID BREWING COMPANY NewStart Talks Open In June EDMONTON