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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, August 10, 1971 Crops hit hard by drought CALGARY (CP) Crops in southern areas are deterioral- inj! clue to drought and some slubble crops have bfcn vir- tually "written the Al- berta Wheat Pool said in ils weekly crop report today. The Fool said further de- terioration is indicated Uii week over 60 per cent of the reporting sl-ations in the south- ern halt of the prov' ,ce. Imme- diate rainfall would be useful to heads now filling. Swathing of early-seeded and fall-sown crops was under way in the extreme south and some fields had already thresh- ed. Yields and weights varied considerably. Bertha Army Worms had in- festeci many rapssced stands in central regions. The infesta- tion was more severe in east- central districts but outbreaks were scattered "nroi'ghout the region. The Pool said moisture and crop conditions are generally good .0 excellent throughout central regions, wilh the excep- tion or badly-hailed and insect- infested areas. Some crops were beginning to mature and Hungary C? trade post extended VIENNA (Reuter) Hungary and Canada Monday signed a protocol for a further prolonga- tion of a trade agreement which has been in operation since 1964, the Hungary news agency MTI report ed. The two countries initialled the protocol 10 days ago at tlie end of a series of talks which MTI said then, provided for an extension of the current three- year agreement, due la expire at the beginning of to the end of this year. A new long-term, five-year trade contract is to ccnre irto force Jan. I. 1S72. This was also initialled at the end of last month, arid MTI said Monday if will probably be signed this au- tumn. Hungarian export shipments to Canada have in recent years (o S10 million in 1969 and to million last year from ?9 million in 1968. wrih continued favorable weather conditions some excel- lent yields were expected. Crops were still somewhat Protest !'US groivs VANCOUVER (CP) Pro- tests over police handling of a demonstration in the Gastown area Saturday night shift to city council today as aldermen pre- pared to receive a police report and more than 100 affidavits from witnesses. Four aldermen, the New Democratic Party and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association all called for an independent inves- tigation of alleged police bnilal- ity by Attorney-General Leslie Peterson. A special team of five detec- tives spent the day interviewing of 200 witnesses to the demonstration and ensuing riot, while lawyers for Gastown prop- erty owners took affidavits from other bystanders and partici- pants. Mayor Tom Campbell said Monday he would ask Mr. Pe- later than normal in northern Alberta. A few early-seeded barley stands had already been swathed north of Edmonton. Moisture was plentiful and crop conditions were generally excellent. Harvesting of barley had be- gun in tlie North Peace and good yields and1 grades were indicated. Crop prospects throughout most of the rest of The Peace were excellent. The condition of crops had deteriorated, and all but rye were below conditions that ex- isted at. this time last year. Wheat and rapeseed were down two percentage points each from last week, while Heulhershaw dies at 98 MAGRATH (EN'S) Ma- gratli's oldest citizen, 98-year- old George Healhershavv, died I in a Cardston hospital Monday where he had been confined for the past two months. He was born in Indepen- dence, Iowa, in 1872 and came to Msgralh in 190-1 where he operated a farm implement dealership for mai.y years. He later was a successful fanner south of Magrath. There are no survivors. He was predeceased by his wife, Mer'e, in 1952. They had no children. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon al Ihree o'clock in the Magrath United Church with interment in Leth- bridge. Big vote expected by top Tory CALGARY (CP) Peter Lougheed, leader of the Alber- la Progressive Conservative party, expecls a record turnout for the Aug. 30 provincial elec- tion. 'It's tlie first election where there has been any question about (he government winning or not winning. That's got lo crcale greater interest and .erson to conduct an inquiry if I there wiJJ be more people out." .he preliminary report by polic indicated there was any polic brutality. SAYS ADULTS PROTEST Ed Hicks, who will be presenting the affidavits- I council for the Gastown Mer chants Associalion, said most o the people making affidavits weren't young long-hairs, bu "older people, about 40 or 45 who are very incensed abou what happened to them Satur day." rye and flaxsecd dropped four per cent and oats ant. barle each slipjjed one percentag point. She bulked at sailing on Titanic CALGARY (CP) Sara Ann Barnfield, who refused t sail on the Titanic when sh was emigrating to Canada diec Saturday at the age ot 103 a city nursing home. Born in Stralford-on-Avon England, she emigrated to Cal gary in the spring of 1912. Miss Barnfield was in th mid-Atlantic on another shi when she heard ;bout the T tanic disaster and the loss lives when it hit an ice berg in Ihe North Atlantic. Thief leaves note for candidate EDMONTON (CP) A thief broke into a mobile elec- tion campaign headquarters here, stole SG.10, drank a bot- tle of pop and left a note for Progressive C o n s e r vative candidate Don Getty. "Politics is the note said. "Last night I sold my vole to you for a grapefruit pop and a donut, so I think 1 am justified in stealing pop from you.'' The thief also suggested the Conservative? "should get some better Mr. Getty is a candidate in Edmonton Whitemud consti- tuency in the Aug. 30 Alberta election. CARPET and LINO (Complete Free No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" mill pay for farmers REGINA (CP) A four- week holiday with pay for farmers should be studied and acted upon by the new govern- ment, Henry Baker (NDF-Re- gina Wascana) said in tlie le- gislature. Speaking during throne speech debate, Mr. Baker said he recommended a plan and said a report should be pre- pared by the minister of agri- culture. More and more people have discovered the Shoppers Drug Mart way. Have you? Last week we filled prescriptions in all our stores. SHOPPERS DRUG MART Open every day. every evening and every Sunday In an interview, he said he figures the party has success- fully weathered the difficult first I wo weeks of the election campaign. "I was always worried, with the first part of our platform having tills 'promise1 angle to it, that we would take some flack on it. when they (Social Credit) came out with this Sl.- 000 home grant deal well, we're in the same bed together 1 signs Erect after deaths CALGARY (CP) City parl officials have decided to erec a dangerous swimming sign in Ihe Elbow River area follow ing a number of telephone calls about the conditions where tw Calgary boys drowned Sunday Superintendent Eric said Monday Law has never been prohibited in the area and lo date no signs have been displayed. The part of the river where Bradley Dickie and John Ram banian, both of Calgary drown ed drops ofl suddenly a short distance from shore. Police said they were non-swimmers. HEADING BACK-The 76-foot yacht Kamalii heads for Honolulu escorted by the Coast Guard cutter Cape Corwin offer the cutler intercepted the yacht about 275 miles soulh- west of Houolulu. The Kamilii had been reported hijacked from Honolulu during the weekend. TO BE TRIED Shiek Mujibur Rahman, president of the banned Awami League, will be tried by a special mililary courl for "waging war against Pakislan" and olher offences, a note issued by the headquarters of the Chief Marlial administrator President Agua Mohammed Yahya Khan said in Rawalpindi. exposure on TV pledged EDMONTON (CP) A Pro- gressive Conservative govern ment in Alberta would allm radio and television broadcasts of legislative assembly pro :cedings, party leader Pete jougheed said today. He told a news conference his exposure would increase 'Ihe citizen's participation in Free farmer s o protest MONTREAL (CP) Disen h a n t e d farmers distributee bout dozen eggs to low-in citizens' groups Mondaj 'i a peaceful protest againsi 'edco. Quebec's egg marketing gency. The egg producers, who salt icy plan to hold more give-a rays, claim the agency is fore ng them to sell eggs at a loss and then over-charging the c with no resultant profit fa ,ie farmers. The give-away look place le north end central food mar- el. Ti-ucks carrying the eggs into lontreal were decorated with of chickens and slo- ans such as I Don't Want 10 ay and Have My Eggs Buried Tlie pretest followed a meet- ing in Drummondville Sunday hen more than 150 egg produc- rs voted to set up a new organ- :alion to replace Fedco. Tlie producers decided to re- ise Ihe list of egg farmers in uebec, demand payment ol noney owed farmers by Fed.co nd boycott Uie supply of eggs Fcdco. Shot at trailer court with RCMP revolver YELLOWKNIFE, N .W .T. CP) RCMP said Monday night that Edd Bird, about 32, secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Territories Indian Brotherhood, was shot with a police service revolver. Mr. Bird was in serious condi- tion in Yellowknife hospital with bullet wounds to the chest and leg. He was shot early Friday morning at tlie trailer court Where he lives. Hugh Ffagan of the RCMP said Mr. Bird was shot NOW at the town chef Our Delightful SMORGASBORD AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING (o 8-00 p m SATURDAY EVENING lo p.m. Adulli 2.7.S Children Under 12 1.50 Town Professional Bldg. Across from Paramount Thcalro during an incident which arose when police went to investigate a complaint at the trailer court. "1 think it is pretly well com- mon knowledge in Yellowknife that he was shot by a bullet from a police service Insp. Feagan said in an inter view. He refused to elaborate Mr. Bird, chief of the Fort Smilh, N.W.T., Indian band, un- derwent surgery for the chest wound. ft.erald Sutton, lawyer for the Indian Brotherhood, said that from Ihe facts so far Uicrc did not appear to any "impro- priety" en Ihe part of Ihe po- lice. the democratic process and widen public awareness of or- vintial matters." The only legislature coverage by electronic media to date has been the speech from the throne which opens a session. Mr. Lougheed also said he would hold a regular autumn session of the legislature to en- sure cabinet ministers are "publicly answerable" for their actions at least twice a year. Under normal conditions, only one session has been held each year, in the spring. In what his party said was a "determined effort lo narrow the gap between government and the a Conserva- tive government would promote public hearings by the legisla- ture so voters could state their opinions on important issues. Citizens' privacy would be in- creased by the Progressive Conservatives. Mr. Lougheed said ha would prohibit use of electronic sur- veillance equipment except m special circumstances w h ich would require police to get per- missio from a magistrate or judge of the provincial supreme court. would be given PC- cess lo their credit, records now held by credit bureaus and they would be allowed to correc't any false information in the files. Demands OWEN SOUND. Out. (CP) James lleighes of Edmonton is demanding the release cf re- sults of a lie-detcctoi test taken by his father a week before he apparentlv shot himself. Mr. Heights said in an inter- view Monday the results woult provs his father was innocent o my wrong-doing in the death ol us wife. Kae Heights, 57, apparently ;hot himself Friday shortly be- ore ho was lo crntimie leslify- ng at a Toronto inquest into the strychnine-poisoning death of s wife, Gcraldinc. "SbmcHiuig has k> be aid his son. "We'll be trying lo ind out the results (of the lie- detector I think it'll slwv lad told Ihe truth." The rcsulls of the test, done in m Owen Sound rcolcl by a pri- alc detective with local police fficers watching, have not been lade public. Nor was Die pri- ate investigator summoned as witness to the inquest which adjourned until Aug. 20. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Noedi Clolhlns, Furniture, Toyt, Household Effocli CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 111 AVE. S. Hashish charge for drug worker OTTAWA (CP) DT. Charles G. Farmilo, a 53- year-old researcher for the federal commission investi- gating the non-medical use of drugs, appeared in pro- v i n c i a 1 court Monday charged with possession of hashish. A trial date is to be set later this month. The RCMP made the arrest Friday. Dr. Farmilo worked for the federal food and drug directorate for 1G years and was sent to Ghana in to establish a similar directo- rate there. Gerald Lc Dain, head o[ the commission, said in a telephone interview from his summer home in the Laurentians near Montreal that Dr. Farmilo was sus- pended from the commis- sion staff as of last Friday. New Indo-Soviet treaty hailed NEW DELHI (CP) Foreign Micijter Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union said today he has no plans to visit Pakistan to dis- cuss the new Indo-Soviet treaty of pea-e, friendship and co-op- eration. Grjmyko, after a two-hour meeting with Prime Minister In- dira Gandhi, was asked by re- porters about press reports from Rawalpindi that President Yahya Khan's government has invited him to visit Pakistan. "There is no such he said. "It is not in my program. "I know nothing of the invita- tion. I have received no invita- tion." He said he will go back to Moscow on ending his four-day visit here Thursday morning. Gromyko refused to disclose what he discussed with Mrs. Gandhi during their second meetir-g in the last two days. Gromyko said he is pleased with the favorable public reac- tion in India to the treaty and added that he received a mes- sage during the night from Mos- cow saying the pact has also been "extremely warmly" in the Soviet capital. "We consider the signing of the treaty as a great he said. The treaty was welcomed en- thusiastically by the o v e r- whelming majority of Indian politicians. Members of the pro-Moscow Communist party and other left- ists welcome the treaty on ideo- logical grounds, but others are hoping its military clause! will deter Yahya from making threats of war against India over the East Pakistan crisis. A lop foreign ministry source also confirmed that the Indian government is hoping it will act as a deterrent on President Yahya. Mrs. Gandhi stressed that the 20-year treaty is in no way a military agreement or mutual defence pact. Speaking to a group of Oppo- sition members of Parliament shortly after the treaty was signed she said it does not rep- resent a departure from India's policy of non-alignment. "We made it clear to the So- viet Union that India's policy was to keep away from power blocs, and this psoition has been she said. Big London fire under control LONDON (Reuler) The bigges, fire in London since the Second World War was reported under control Monday night after firemen pumped water from the River Thames to douse More than 80 fire engines were called lo the blaze, which swept through a cork-lined Thameside warehouse near Lon- don Bridge. The warehouse con- tained highly inflammable pitch and cloth. Weather and road report 04 ABOVE J9.0fl ZERO AT NOON- SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUN'ST II L Prc 81 51 83 65 84 51 7.i 8-1 52 7n an 76 52 97 58 fl-I 57 81 M n 47 .02 77 48 78 47 .05 79 65 73 44 79 55 90 63 .17 81 62 89 87 68 .01 Uedicine Hat Pincher Creek Sdmonlon....... Banff........- lalgary......... 'eace .River locky Mtn. House. 'enliclon....... 'rince fTcorge Vancouver 'rince Albeit..... Saskatoon Moose Jaw sTorth Bay legina Vinnipeg........ iunder Bay..... Vhite River...... 'oronto......... Dttawa.......... .01 [Montreal........ 37 fa .41 (it. John's........ 72 53 Halifax..........63 59 C.'iarlollelmin 77 Cl .07 Frcdcncton 87 63 .16 New York........M 76 Miami..........08 74 .89 Washington 91 74 Los CD 73 San Francisco CO 53 Las Vegas.......104 80 Phoenix..........101 78 .01 rOUKC.lSTS Lclliliriilge Medicine Hat Tndny and Wctlncstlnv; Mainly scinny. (oniglit 55 CO. Highs Wednesday 85- Calsrary Today and Wed- Mainly sunny. Lows to- night 55 CO. ilighs Wednesday 80-85. Koolcnny. Columbia To- day and Wednesday: Sunny and hot. Highs (oday'and Wed- nesday in the 70s; lows tonight in the 50s. ESf CREW POWER Come and BOB (he answer lo your haying headachei ana backaches! We'll show you Hep by slop how ono man cnn pick up, pack and Hack up lo 100 loni of hay per day without oven leaving hil trader snail Inquire Soon Al GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutls Highway Phone 327-3165 Lethbridge P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Lcth-idry and In good driving condl- bndge District are bnro and 11 Ion. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closinf. Coulla 4 hours: Car-way 5 n.m. lo II p.m. MST; Del Unnila 7 n m lo p.m.; RoosevMIe, B.C. 7 n.m. to 11 p.m.; KinRsniiie He' 2-1 ours; Porlhill-Kykcrls It n.m. lo midnight. Chief Mounli'iin 6 a in o 9 p.m. Wildhorso, 7 n.m. to 8 p.m. lagan Pass open 2-1 hours ;