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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HI.RAID Frirlny, Auguil 6, 1W1 China road rocky TORONTO (CP) Opposition leader Robert Slanfield said Thursday recent United States' support of China's admission to the United Nations is a recogni- tion by the U.S. "that it must change its policy and eslab- bsh normal relations with Pe- king." lie said, however, that the planned visit to Cliina by U.S. President Richard Nixon is no indication of greatly improved tl.S-Chma relations. Mr. Stanfield, speaking on a CTV network program taped Thursday and broadcast that night, recently returned from a tour of China and later discus- sions with U.S. leaders. He said the Chinese made it clear to him that Uie U.S. will have to change its position, "es- pecially in regard to Taiwan." The U.S. does not favor expul- sion of Taiwan from tie UN as a consequence of P e k i n g 's entry, Cliina has repealed, how- ever, that there can only be on.o representative. Mr. Slanfield didn't think the Chinese will change their altitude. "They will continue lo press for their objectives." Mr. Stanfield. who met with Bank clerk grabbed as lioslagc BERLIN (Roller) The manager of a West Berlin bank branch was shot by two gunmen today who stole more than and Ihen grabbed a fe- male employe' as a hostage during their getaway. The robbery was reminiscent of one Wednesday night in Mu- nich, when two bank robbers tried to make ther escape with two female hostages. One gun- man and one female hostage were killed in the ensuing ebool-out with police hi the Mu- nich incident. In today's robbery, the female bank clerk was laler set free. The bank manager was taken to hospital with bullet wounds in his thighs. Tmdeairs ailing mother moved MONTREAL (CP) Grace Trudeau, 81-year-old mother of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has been transferred from the convalescent wing to another section of Notre Dame Hospital. A hospital spokesman said early Friday that she was "in satisfactory condition for the moment." Her ailment was not dis- closed but it is known that she has been in poor health for sev- eral year's. She was taken to hospital Monday. NEW CONCORDE SLATED LONDON British built Concorde super- sonic jetliner is expected to fly in October, the British Aircraft Corp. announced here. The British and French each have one Concorde flying now. WARNING: SCHOOL OPENING SOON Now's the time to order World Book for your child, Call: HAZEL McKENZIE Uthbridge, Alberta 526-4213 Collect Henry Kissinger, presidential adviser, and U.S. State Secre- tary Rogers, said he feels he was "serving a purpose" in Ihe discussions. However, he said he anticipates no Canadian role in future U.S.-China relations. Spuds left to rot VANCOUVER (CP) Tons of unsold potatoes arc being de- stroyed 01' turned into cattle food by disgruntled Lower Mainland farmers. Mike Guichon, a director of the British Columbia Federa- tion of Agriculture, said Thurs- day more than tons of po- tatoes are rotting because local farmers have sold less than half of their first crop of the season. He said the problem is the result of low-priced potatoes coming from the United States. "California had a late crop and is selling at distress Mr. Guichon said California potatoes are selling in the Van- couver ni'ca at a wholesale price of 53.70 a inn-pound bag, 70 cents lower than the mini- mum price needed by the local As a result, local farmers have sold only 2.580 tons of their crop, leaving about 3.200 tons to go bad or to be turned into fodder. Rock festival has cool start MADOC, Ont. (CP) A three-day rock festival on a backwoods farm near here got off lo a "cool" start today, with about young people hud- dled together in sleeping bags or around camp fires trying to stay warm in 58-degree weather. One group, hired by the festi- val promoters to keep the grounds clean, stayed warm, by walking along the line of tents and collecting empty beer bot- tles and putting them in green plastic garbage bags. Privacy seemed of little con- cern to most of the campers. One carried it to the extreme, with a tent-covering matching the mood of the through plastic. The James Quinlin family, on whose farm the festival is being held, estimated that as many as fans might turn out this weekend. At 8 a.m. today, only about were on hand. Officials have expressed fear that by tonight swelling crowds could jam the narrow, winding road leading to the farm and facilities could prove inadequate if turn up. College staff is awarded pay increase RED DEER (CP) A six- per-cent wage increase has been awarded the administrative and support staff of Red Dc.er Community College by the board of governors. The salary agreement is re- troactive to July 1 and repre- sents an increase of bout 520 a month to the 35 involved. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Copilot Furniture Bldg. 328.7684M Named Salesman of the Month Bcny Chcvorlet Oldsmobile Is pleased lo announce that RILL GIBSON has achieved the honor of "SALESMAN OF TIIF, MONTH" for the month of July, 1971. Bill has had a wealth of in the sales field in Ihe auto- mobile induslrty. No wel- comes his many friends and customers lo sec him for their every motoring need, lie will be pleased lo assist them in any wny. BENY BILL GIBSON CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK SUPERMARKET CAR IOT Phoni TRAGEDY STRIKES Stricken by the grief that only death can bring, Mrs. Kenneth France clings to the shoulders of a neighbour after an explosion and fire ripped Ihrough her home taking the lives of two of her eight children. Killed in the blaze were Chris- tina, 13, and Jason, 5 months. __________ Smallboy Crees Taylor return to past chases CALGARY (CP) Chief Robert Smallboy and his break- away Ermineskin band of Crees are helping Alberta In- dians to return to the spiritual beliefs of their ancestors, the director of information for the Indian Association of Alberta said Thursday night. Eric Shirt of Edmonton said the Smallboy Band is serving as an example to other In- dians by practising old cus- toms and the Indians1 own reli- gion, which had been forgotten by many bands. Chief Smallboy, 74, led his band into the wilderness three years ago to escape the white civilization. The band of more than 140 men, women and chil- dren occupy an isolated area of western Alberta. They are in the Koolenay Flams area, 150 miles south- west of Edmonton, and which is pr ovine i al 1 y-controllcd crown land set aside as a wild- erness area. "He is trying to minimize the external interference from gen- era] society, to permit his pec- pie to build themselves from within. They have been suc- cessful in this." Mr. Shirt, 24, addressing a small audience during an in- tercuIUrral education lecture at the University of Calgary, said Indians who practised their own rites and religion have been branded by while society as pagans, savages, heathens and devils. Alberta Indians want a rela- tionship with wliite Canadians "based upon trust and self- dclermination." Refugee situation branded unique CALGARY (CP) The cur- rent refugee situation in east- ern India is unique in that there has been no great de- mand for outside medical or personnel assistance, the form- er moderator of the United Church oE Canada said Thurs- day. Indian personnel are better equipped to handle the crisis than western volunteers, said Dr. Robert McClure, and the pharmaceutical industry in Cal- cutta has been able to produce the medicines. New Alberta park created EDMONTON (CP) A provincial park has been designated for the Val- leyview area, about 60 miles east of Grande Prairie, the gov- -nment announced here. Creation of the park, to be known as Young's Point Pro- vincial Pavk, was made offi- cial by ordcr-in-council. It is to be located near Williamson Pnrk on the northwest; comer of Sturgeon Lake. A mastcrplan has yet lo he drawn and a lands and forest spokesman said development of the park could take years. Va- cant crown land would form most of I he park and some land has been purchased CIIOU MEETS RESTON TOKYO (AP) Premier Chou met James Rcston, vice-president of the New York Times and Mrs. Rcston in Pe- king Thursday, the official New China news ngency reported. Although giving1 money is not as dramatic as sending volun- teers or supplies, donations of funds are needed most urgent- ly, he told a news conference LABOR PITCHES IN "The local people in Calcutta are going flat out to help with the and some com- panies arc providing goods al cost wilh union workers donat- ing labor. "This is very enlightened labor unionism, I wish a liltln light would fall on some of lalwr unions. "At first the Indian govern- ment thought the problem would be temporary but be- tween 75 and 80 per cent of the refugees are Hindu and will probably remain in India couij) no MORI; Although the government has been generous, Ihe people of Canada could give more to help Ihe refugees, he said. "Through volunteer agen- cies we have given only three cents per Canadian. The mag- nitude of this situation is such Ihat this should be 50 cents per person." Canadians must "accept the responsibilities of affluence" and aid the displaced people. votes DRUMHELLER (CP) Highways and Youth Minister Gordon Taylor was nominated Thursday night to seek re-elec- tion in the constituency he has represented since 1940. Mr. Taylor, 61, a former teacher and realtor, held the telephones protfolio between 1950 and 1969 and was appoint- ed highways minister in 1951. He was given the portfolio last year. He told the nominating meet- ing' that the Social Credit gov- ernment is introducing pro- grams designed to keep the province stable without increas- ing taxes. The Progressive Conserva- tive programs could cost "any- where from S60 to out of the taxpayer's pockel while industry would be afraid to invest under the New Demo- cratic Party's Mr. Taylor said. Mr. Taylor will face both Pro- gressive Conservative and NDP candidates in his bid lo retain the Drumheller constituency in the Aug. 30 provincial election. Tory flays Smallwood ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A lornier member of Premier Sroallwood's cabinet says Mr, Smallwood's government is cor- rupt, incompetent, dictatorial and struggling to retain power [or the sake of power. John Crosbie, who left the Li- beral government of Mr. Small- wood in 1968 ajid this year oined (he Conservatives, ac. :used the premier of being "dictated by megalomania, by egotism. Speaking on the CBC televi- sion program Encounter, taped earlier1 for broadcast Thursday night, Mr. Crosbie said of the [wemier: "This is a classic case of a man who just will not give up; you know, who has been in power a long time but can't let it go." He said Mr. Smallwood had kept from public view informa- tion about government conces- sions to investors, "We have a government Flying Fanners honor member from Nebraska EDMONTON (CP) Bill Coutnn of Nebraska lias been awarded Ihe flying-farmer-of- the-year award for having "gone Ear and bejond the call of duly in rendering service to the or- ganizations." The presentation was made at awards nigh', as mem- bers from 35 slates and live provinces honored members for outstanding work. Robert Ingle of New Mex-icn. was named president following tlie resignation of W. L. Lock- miller of New Mexico. Asa L. Culvcr of New York is vice- president, Ernest M. Thorp of Hlinoi.s is treasurer and Walter Thompson of South Dakota is secretary. Mrs. Alnn Shook of Wymark, El.sk.. and Mrs. John Grieve of Wyoming were named co- of the International Fly- ing Farmers. Chretien f damn lucky' MONTREAL (CP) The Chukchi chieftain, rounding up a caribou herd in the tundra of northern Siberia, handed Jean Chretien a lasso. "I didn't know what to said Canada's northern develop- ment minister, "but I said I'd try. "I rode up close lo the herd, threw the lasso and caught one. I was damn lucky." That night in a lent on the frozen tundra, drinking vodka and eating raw fish with the na- tive tribesmen, was one of the highlights of Jtr. Chretien's tour to Siberian de- velopments never before seen by Western officials. At a news conference on his arrival in Montreal Thursday, Mr. Chretien also told of visits to giant hydroelectric develop- ments, mining operations, in- dustrial centres and oil and gas pipelines that provided his team of experts with information to help develop Canada's North. HOPE FOR MORE Further exchange visits by Canadian Russian technical experts are expected shortly. "It's paved the way to a lot of future Mr. Chre- tien said of his trip. He also hoped for co-operalion on construction of hydrelectric dams on permafrost, building construction in the far north, An agreement to establish a joint Canadian-Soviet working group on Arctic scientific re- search was announced by Mr. Chretien in Moscow. He also hoped for co-operation on construction of hydrelectric dams on permafrost, building construction In the far north, gas pipeline construction on permafrost, cultural develop- ment, special education for northern peoples, and transpor- tation. Charles Helherington, presi- dent of Panarctic Oils Ltd. and a member of Mr. Chretien's del- egation, said two Canadian-So- viet working groups on oil and gas pipelines are planned and will meet "this fall, hopefully." Notley: NDP would tax speculators GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Edmonton and Calgary land speculators would be "taxed until they sci-oam" if the New Democratic Party is elected in the Aug. 30 provincial election, NDP leader Grant Notley said Thursday. Land speculators have be.cn making bloated profits for years, he said. "If elected, we will make Alberta the most costly place on God's green earth for the speculators." Mr. Notley also said an NDP government would negotiate with British Columbia to ex- plore the feasibility of opening a university in the Peace River country to serve all northwest Canada that's been too long in office. It's tirecl; it's lost its sense of purpose; it's incompetent; it's corrupt; it's struggling just to stay in power for tile sake of pcwei'." The Conservatives would fight the next election, due this year, on four issues: Jobs, democracy "we're tired of one man rule, dicta- torial rule" decency and teamwork. While the economic arms would be similar to Ihose of the Liberals, the methods would bo more efficient. An economic expansion department would be created by a Conservative gov- ernment. Neiv cast for broken legs TORONTO (CP) York- Finch General Hospital has developed a revolutionary cast for broken legs. It is hinged nt UK knee, allowing freer movement for patients and allowing (hem to walk within dnys of breaking the leg, Dr. .lames Shortt, head of the hospital's orthopedic sur- FAMOUS AUGUST STORMS Sea storm! oro rich In lalci of Iraqody and heroism. And ono of Ilio wildest storms was Ilio "widow mokor" of Aurjuit, 1073. Weekend Magazine Features stories of great galos, in Tho Niqhl OF Tho Groal "Widow this Saturdny. In Your Herald Wookond gory, worked wilh the prosth- elic.s department of the On- tr.rio Crippled C h i I d r e n 's Centre ir developing the cast for 13-year-old Robert Bruce who broke his right leg in two places a month ago. In effect, Dr. Shortt applied two casts, joined with a hinge-brace normally used in fashioning artificial limbs. Dr. Shorll .said the cast would allow weight lo be transferred from l.hfi heel lo n small scat which fils under the buttock. Robert, who was in traction until Wednesday, can walk two months earlier than he could wilh a traditional casl, lie will also be able lo flex his knee while silling in n chair, thus eliminating weeks of therapy to strengthen the muscles. Terrorist bomb attack fizzles out BELFAST (AP) Terrorists oper.cd fire on a British Army post today from the top of a doublo-dockcT bus which a mili- tary spokesman said they had hijacked. Tho spray of machine-gun bul- lets injured no one, the spokes- man said. During the nighl. fl soldier was wounded when th'ce or four men in a car opened fire on a patrol. The army said bulb attacks occurred in Roman Calhoiic dis- tricts of Belfast. In Londonderry, Uiree five- pound explosive charges tied to- gelhcr were losscd at a police station. But the fuses caught on barbed wire around tho station and were yanked out, disarming the horrfbs. Park officers special constables EDMONTON (CP) Pro- vincial parks officers in Al- berta have been appointed as special constables with author- ity only within the boundaries of their parks, Lands and For- ests Minister J. Donovan Ross said today. Dr. Ross, In a news release, said the parks officers now have the authority to enforce the Highway Traffic Act, the Li- quor Control Act and the Parks Act and regulations. "The increased use of Al- berta's parks has made these additional powers necessary for the officers lo adequately con- trol public he said. Storm-battered boy scouts safe OTTAWA (CP) Canadian boy scouts attending the world jamboree at Asagiri Heights, near Tokyo, are safe despite a typhoon which moved over western Japan and eastern Korea Thursday, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of Canada said Friday. Robert Milks received a tele- gram at Canadian scouting headquarters here which said there was lots of mud and wet clothes but all the boys were safe. The 400 Canadians attending the 13th World Jamboree along with scouts from other coun- tries have been temporarily moved to military installations, temples and schools. The jam- boree runs through Aug. 20. Typhoon Olive killed at leasl 50 persons, left 190 injured am] 12 missing. Gasoline .kills HIGH PRAIRIE (CP) Kev- in Young, 18 months, son of Lloyd and Lena Young of High Prairie died in hospital after he swallowed gasoline Ihat had been stored in a soft drink botllp. Weather and road report )O ABOVE 19-00 ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 3-.10 SUNSET H L Prc 98 65 94 57 .01 ..100 66 95 56 90 53 80 57 87 56 .05 BO 60 98 63 74 56 70 54 95 62 Lelhbriilgc..... Creek Medicine Hat Calgary Banff Edmonton..... Jasper Peace River Penticlon...... Victoria Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Prince Albert Saskalcon Swift Current Thompson..... North Bay..... Regina....... Winnipeg Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa........ Montreal Quebec....... St. John's...... Halifax........ Fredericton New York..... Miami...... 74 59 8S C3 92 62 97 62 84 52 75 54 93 64 80 54 50 78 50 76 60 77 61 71 54 .61 72 54 1.60 7.1 53 7-1 47 83 66 ..06 74 .30 Washington...... 82 61 Los Angeles 83 70 San Francisco 62 58 Phoenix......... 104 73 .20 Rome........... 90 64 Paris........... 73 57 London 68 57 Berlin ........82 57 Amsterdam 74 63 Brussels......... 75 50 Madrid..........84 61 Moscow......... 70 54 Stockholm....... 77 55 Tokyo...........90 80 FORECASTS Lclhbridgc Medicine Hat Sunny and continu- ing hot. Tonight, (liuinlcr- sliowcrs at a few locations, lows nrar C5. Saturday: Sunny, not quite so hot. Highs near 85. Calgary A few thunder- showers late this afternoon and overnight. Heavy thundershow- ers and hail in a few localities with winds occasionally gusting lo 50. Lows 55 to CO. Saturday mainly sunny and a liltle cool- er. Highs 80 to 85. Kootcnay, Columbia Today and Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot with a chance of thun- derstorms in the afternoons and evenings. Highs both days in the 90s; lows in the 50s. BEHLEN CURVET STEEL BUILDINGS ASPHALT A PAVING J TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE k 328-2702 327-3610 I Unequalled in quality Easily and quickly erected Rugged service wilh a minimum of maintenance Easily enlarged by adding panel sections Ask about our 1RADE-IN1 or '5-YEAR' finance plan GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Phone 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AHA All highways In the Lclli-idry and in good driving condi- bridgc District nrc bare and'lion. I'OIITS OF F.NT1W (Opening mid Closing Coulla 2-1 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to II p.m. MST; Del llonila 7 n.m. to II p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 7 a.m. lo II p.m.; H.C., 2-1 hours; Porlhill-ltykerls II a.m. lo midnight. Chief Mountain 6 a.in, to p.m. Wildhorse, 7 n.m. (o 8 p.m. Jxipn Pass open 2-1 hours daily. ;