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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta TUB lETHBRIDGB HERALCI Tuoiclny, August 11, 1970 NAMES i NEWS Bitter j Federal Tories Pin Hopes On Alberta I'miiliT itoss Thatcher said I for Ihe second time. Calm. 56, n RcRiiia he will not call a i and fashion co-ordinatoi- Tina Saskatchewan general election until after wheat sliipments begin to flow freely, lie did not elaborate, but the Curtis, 32, an atlraclive bru- nette, were wed in a private ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It also was the second comment, on (lie CBC televi-j marriage for Hiss Curtis, fiion program Encounter, fol- lowed recent rumors that a pro- j Appointment of Stirling vincial election was imminent.! to the newly-created post of 'r oxy Mr. Thatcher said, "I wish I PREMIER THATCHER Xo Vote Now knew" when asked when the next election would be called. He said he is confident of a third term. The Liberal premier said that he blames the federal Liberal government for unsold wheat plugging grain elevators and piling up on farms and that Ot- tawa's apparent preoccupation with Quebec has been to the detriment of Western Canada. Asked if the federal govern- ment's reputation is suffering, Mi'. Thatcher said the national Liberal party is in trouble in the West over wheat, economic difficulties and the proposals of the recently-published white paper on taxation. Sammy Calm, the Academy Award winning song-writer who wrote that "love is love- lier" in The Second Time Around, recently was married executive editor of the Star Phoenix was announced in Saskatoon by M. D. (Max) Macdonald, managing director. Michael Sifton, president of the Star-Phoenix and Kegina Leader-Post, announced that George Smellie, Star-Phoenix editorial writer, would succeed Mr. King as Ottawa editor for the two Saskatchewan papers. Maj. Charles K. Lamolireux, DSO, gentleman usher of the Black Rod, has resigned his post in the Senate, after 23 years of service, it was an- nounced in Ottawa. A Senate spokesman said Maj. Lamoureux, whose posi- tion was equivalent to the Com- mons sergeant at arms, re- signed because of ill health. A successor will likely be named early in September. Maj. Lamoureux was awarded the DSO after being wounded during service in Western Europe, April 24, 1945. The 51-year-old major served from 3941 with the Regiment de la Chaudiere in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. 0 President Nixon said in Washington he is sending form- er asa'onaut Frank Borman on a worldwide mission to try to seek release of United States prisoners of war and obtain humane treatment for those who remain in Communist hands. Nixon emphasized that "the United States has no desire to make a political issue of prison- ers of war" and wants the ques- tion of their treatment "kept separate from the political and military issues of the Vietnam any conflict." any conflict." GENEVA AF'l Brushing aside Bernard Cornfeld's claim to voting control, Investors! Overseas Service said today it will wage a proxy fight with the mutual-fund group's founder at a special stockbrokers meeting to be called in 45 days. IOS denied Cornfeld's claim that he has won back control of the company and said it is "en- tirely confident" of winning a sharehpldre's' proxy battle. Cornfeld told a news confer- ence Sunday that he already has "irrevocable" proxy votes representing 51 per cent of the prefernec shareholders equity of j IOS and that in a few days he f will have the necessary two- i thirds, entitling him to appoint j a new board of directors with himself as chairman. At a news conference today, j IOS hit back strongly at the takeover bid and accepted Corn- feld's demand for an exlraordi nary preferred sharcholdeis; meeting, probably hi Canada. Under the laws of Canada, where IOS Ltd. is registered, any shareholder with more than j a 10-per-cent stake in a com-: pany has the right to call a stockholders meeting. Cornfeld still has about 13 per cent of the IOS equity. Cornfeld, one-time penniless U.S. immigant who made a fortune out of the incredible IOS success story, resigned as chairman of the company when he disapproved a scheme to res- cue it from difficulties which shook the financial world last spring. Dy STEWART MacLUOI) OTTAWA (CP) Strait hopes among federal Conserva tivcs that tlic provincial partj will score heavily in the nex1 Alberta general election make Robert Slanfield's visit to that province next month far more than a pleasure tour. It is known the federal wing of the parly is desperately anx- ious for the Alberta Conserva- tives to make a good showing Boyle9s Column By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Your brain is one body organ that doesn't have an obesity problem. Reaching a peak size of three to four pounds, it slowly begins to lose weight after 20. Maybe that's why today's college stu- dents are so much smarter than their parents. Trust it to the ladies to have the last word. More than 400 women now work as letter carriers in rural areas. Here is some ear-flapping news for your pet dog: Sci- ence now has identified varieties of fleas throughout the world. Man alone isn't to Warns for the pollution of the environ- ment. Dr. Rowland Pettit, University of Texas chemist, estimates that nature is the source of 90 per cent of known chemical pollutants and man only 10 per cent, "but the 10 per cent that man puts out is much more dangerous than what nature does." Household hint: A lump of Heads Weeklies WINNIPEG (CP) Charles G. Hawkins of Manitou, Man., was elected president of the Ca- nadian Weekly Newspapers As- sociation at the association's annual meeting here. Mr. Haw- kins, publisher of the Manitou Western Canadian since 1965, succeeds G. C. Craven of Ridgetown, Ont. sugar added to a pint of olive oil. will help keep it from get- ting rancid. TRY A TERMITE Ever wondef why steak is priced so high? One reason is that the 590-pound carcass weight of a live steer yields only about 140 pounds of steak. The rest consists of roasts, 170 pounds; ground beef and stew meat, 155 pounds; bones, fat and water, 125 pounds. Nature note: Termites, a major pest to householders in North America, live up to 30 years, or about the life of a long mortgage. But in parts of Africa, where termites build mounds 12 feet high, the in- sects are regarded as highly nutritious. They are used to flavor many native dishes. Thsre are few diseases as uncommon in some ways ag the so-called common cold. M e d i c a 1 researchers have found this complicated ail- ment- can be caused by at least 100 different viruses. Folklore: Liar's are unable In look another person straight in the eye. Rubbing his hand over a bald man's pate will heip a student pass an examination. Wearing a penny wrapped around the af- fected joint will cure rheuma- tism. If you find a bill after breaking a mirror, it wilt ward off the expected seven years of bad luck. It was Samuel Johnson who observed, "Were it not for im- agination, Sir, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a duch- ess." Omiiiplex Members Selected EDMONTON (CP) Three members of a team that is to advise the developers of a pro- posed combination stadium, sports and convention centre have been selected by city council's utilities commit- tee. Two additional members are to be selected later. The ad- visers are to help the three de- velopers who will be submit- ting detailed proposals for the project, called omniplex. The three advisers are Al Anderson, general manager of the Edmonton Exhibition As- sociat i o n, Roger Bourbonnais, a lawyer and former captain of Canada's national hockey team, and Al Olson, first vice- president of the Edmonton Construction Association. Edmonton ratepayers are to vole on Nov. 25 in a plebiscite asking if a money bylaw to fi- nance the proposal should be passed. A. P. Morrow of Vancouver was appointed temporary pro- ject manager for Omniplex. Mr. MOITOW, president of Al- bert P. Morrow and Associates Ltd. was general manager of the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver for more than 10 years and was facilities man ager of the last four British Co lumbia international trade fairs. CP Airline Revenue Higher VANCOUVER (CP) _ CP Air reported here that its transportation revenue was up slightly for the first sis months of this year. A six-month report issued by president J. C. Gilmer said revenue totalled million, an increase of nine per cent over the S63.2 million hi the corresponding period last year. Operating expenses for the first half of this year rose 16 per cent. The report said passenger revenue, which accounts for about 80 per cent of the total, was up by 10 per cent to million; cargo earnings were down by four per cent to million, and mail revenue was up by two per cent to mil- j lion. "Charier1 operations added! another S3." million. Mr. Gilmer said increased frequency of the company's Trans continental and Cali- fornia routes, along with infla- tionary cost pressure, account- ed for the increase in expenses. YOU GET THREE GUtSSES-Who s the the hot, k.ssincj Bee, Waters, the Stampede Queen ot Wil- liams loko, B.C.? Answer: Prime Minister Trudeou. Dies Of Heat POWNAL, Vt. (AP) Joseph fksdgwick. 71, of Waterbury, Conn., collapsed and died in 95- dr Tee licat here as he stood in line to cash in a winning tickcl on Ihn fifth rare at. Green Mountain Park. ROBERT STANFIELD Optimistic against Premier Harry Strom. Spokesmen say they hopo the enthusiasm of a major break- Uirough would spill over into British Columbia where the fed- eral parly was loft seatlcss in the last federal election. They say it would also help organizers i n Saskatchewan where the federal party Scientists Pecking Away At Homing Pigeon Issue LONDON (AP) A British and an American scientist are peeking away at each other on this question: How do hom- ing pigeons know which way to fly? Butish bird expert G. V. T. Matthews, weighing in with nine footnotes in a scholarly journal, defends his theory that the pigeons Jook in the sky, compare positions of the sun, make complex mental calculations, and fly right. The challenger, with 13 foot- notes and a diagram, is Wil- liam T. Keeton of Cornell Uni- versity, Ithaca, N.Y. Armed with binoculars, a compass, a stopwatch and 20 pigeons, Keeton conducted ex- p e r i m e n t s which he says prove that the way the birds view the sun has nothing to do with then1 path. The American challenger explains it in Nature, a Brit- ish science journal. He kept half the pigeons in blacked-out coops in Ithaca so they couldn't see the sun for 11 days. The other half could look at the sun as much as Uiey wanted. Since the sun shifted posi- tions during that period, the blacked-out pigeons should have flown off the wrong way when they were released from a tire tower 53 miles distant. But they winged their way to Ithaca the same as the other pigeons. So Matthews is wrong. Or is he? The Briton argues that Kee- ton's birds had been shown all the landmarks from the tower to Ithaca, so they didn't have to take readings from the sun. strength dropped to five mem- bers in the IDCIi election com- pared witli a full house of 17 in 19G5. With 15 of Alberta's 19 federal scats held by Conservatives, party officials are optimistic about the next federal campaign there, but Uiey say that organi- zational activities in the neigh- boring provinces could use a shot in the arm. WIN WOULD HELP If Peter Lougheed could lead his Conservatives to power in Alberta, when an election is called there, they say, this would result in the necessary injection of enthusiasm. The next Alberta provincial election will be the first since Premier Strom took over the iocial Credit government in De- cember, 1968. In the previous [eneral May, 1967 Social Credit party, led by former premier Ernest Man- ning, won 57 of the 65 seats. But the seven seats won by he Conservatives represented a )ig breakthrough since they had none at dissolution. Since Mr. Strom assumed off- ce, the Conservatives have added two more through byelec- representing gains rom the Social an- ither member, elected as an in- dependent, lias joined their ranks. When Mr. Stanfield goes to Alberta next month, he will bo visiting the Cochrane farm of Clarence Copithorne, the former independent member. SEEING DAUGHTER Mr. Slanficld wiU be In Al- berta, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9, spending the first few days with his daughter S'ara in Edmonton before visiting beef and wheat farms. He will speak to the combined men's and women's Canadian Clubs of Calgary, at- tend a reception in Camrose and a barbecue inSedgewick. Party spokesmen say the visit was not specifically designed to assist the provincial party "but we're aware that tilings look en- couraging there and naturally lie results are very important to us." As a possible provincial elec- :ion draws near, say spokes- men, "we'll of course do every- hing we can." MEASLES SHOTS REGINA (CP) About 100 school children in Sas- catchewan will be immunized his fall against German mea- sles, Health Minister G o r don Grant announced here. SHOPPERS' WORLD COLLEGE MALL TAMBLYN DRUG STORES RELIEF CENTRE STRONG 2 PLY SPECIAL! 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