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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wedneidoy, August 12, 1970- President Mxon Signs Bill On Postal Reform WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon signed the postal re- form bill today, saying the task of overhauling'the United Slates post office was accomplished only through bipartisan support that "showed the system at Its best." "There is no Republican wa; or Democratic way to derive the Nixon said at ceremonies in the office of Posl COOLING IT-Brad Scott, 15, and Lee Beck, 15, of Toronto give themselves and their horses a break by plunging into a cool pond for a quick swim. They were among the thousands of people trying to escape the discomfort of a minor heat wave that is presently covering most of southern Ontario. Deadly Nerve Gas Loaded On Old Vessel For Sinking From AP-Reuters SUNNY POINT, N.C. (CP) Stevedores began loading today 418 steel-jacketed vaults of nerve gas aboard an old Liberty ship which will become a tomb for the deadly chemical at the bottom of the sea. Two heavily-guarded trains rolled into this military port Tuesday night and early today after uneventful trips across the South from army arsenals in Anniston, Ala., and Richmond, Ky. After the trains and: cargo had been inspected, the army gave the order to start tlie transfer .of the concrete and steel coffins to tlie Liberty ship, a relic of the Second World War which was brought out of mothballs for the assignment. Dock workers used two 50-ton cranes to hoist the vaults into tha hold of the freighter. The first was loaded at a.m. EDT. The loading Is expected to take two or three days. Then the government plans to have navy tugs tow the 442-foot ves- sel, the L e B r a n n o n Russell Briggs, to a point in the Atlantic 282 miles east of Cape Kennedy, Fla. Valves and gas drains are to be opened to let in water so Quebec Told To Consider Association With Tlie U.S. QUEBEC (CP) Mario Beaulieu, Union Nationale party organizer and finance minister in the former Bertrand govern- ment, said Tuesday the time has come for Quebec to consi- der "seriously" an association With the United States. In a statement to the news media, he asked if it "was not more logical, on an economic plan, to deal directly with the United States rather than nego- tiate via an intermediary of To- ronto financiers or Ottawa poli- ticians? "Who he said. "Washington perhaps would be more approachable than Ottawa on this type of negotiations." In the same statement, Mr. Beaulieu denied a remark by former premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand that the finance minis- ter contributed to tlie Union Na- tionale defeat in a general elec- tion last April by suggesting that independence might be pre- ferable to remaining in the fed- eral system. He denied1 that he ever said the Union Nationale might opt for independence in 1974 if Ot- tawa did not loosen its restric- tions on the province. Other ministers named by Mr. Bertram! as being partly responsible for the party defeat were Jean-Guy Cardinal, for- mer education minister, and Marcel Masse, former intergov- ernmental affairs minister. the Brigs will sink feet to tlie bottom. The scuttling is expected next Tuesday. But the tugs, accom- panied by a destroyer escort and coast guard cutter, will not leave port until they have a 96- hour prediction of good weather. The army and navy want to ac- complish the job before Septem- ber, usually the most active month for hurricanes in the At- lantic. Gov. Claude Kirk of Florida filed suit Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Washington to stop the army from dumping the nerve gas. He said he had challenged the army to answer questions about the effect the gas would have on "the economy and ecology of our coast." So far, he added, all the army iad done was "give us the runa- round." Kirk's argument is that the concrete gas containers will ex- plode when they reach a depth )f about feet. He main- :ains that this would release the ?as to float in every direction, ailing everything it came in contact with. In Washington, a federal iudge set for Thursday a hear- ing on a motion for an order temporarily restraining 1 h e army from dumping the nerve "as into the ocean off Florida. The complaint says the army should be required to demon- ite in court that it has cho- sen the safest possible location OT the dumping of the gas and that all possible environmental consequences have been consi- dered. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRiFTWAY DRUGS BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPER SAVERS I-INCH LOOSELEAF BINDERS 0 Reg. 98c. SPECIAL LINED REFILLS 525 sheets. SPECIAL SIMIIAC LIQUID Cass ef 24 fins Reg. 9.35 Case. SPECIAL 8 ,39 ANACIN 100, KOTEX TAMPONS 1 .49 THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 Jt D CTTC? C CKjAKClTlS ONLY REGULAR Ctn. of 200. Open Daily- SUPER SAVINGS AT 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -JNLMIIJII 'Jhrihway 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. U nnd "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXAIL DRUG STORE" 7p.m. to 9 p.m. 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Kidnap Victims i Still Face Death MONTEVIDEO (AP) Ar American agronomist and a Brazilian diplomat, held pris oner by leftist guepillas, are well, the rebels said Tuesday night. But the kidnappers saic they would kill the captives police and army searchers found them. "Sentence still has not been on Claude L. Fly, 65 of Fort Collins, Colo., and Con sul Aloysio Mares Bias Gomide, 41, said the Tupamaro guerril- 'as in a communique left in a restaurant. It added: "The com- rades who are guarding the ar- rested diplomats have definite orders to execute them if re- pressive forces arrive." There was no indication oi any easing of the search by thousands of police and soldiers. The Tupamaros carried out an execution threat Monday when they murdered Dan A. Mi- trione, 50, of BJchmond, Ind., after the government rejected the rebels' demand for release of an estimated 150 prisoners. Mitrione, an adviser to the Strike Notice Served On Camrose Plant CAMROSE, ALTA. (CP) Strike notice was served Tues- day on the Steel Co. of Canada Ltd. plant by the United Elec- trical and Machine Workers of America in this central-Alberta town. The action came after a gov- ernment-supervised strike vote Monday hi which 89 per cent of the 235 workers, members of Local 551, voted in favor of a strike. Union spokesman Hudy Ban- ack said the workers want wage parity with workers in similar jobs in Edmonton and Calgary and are dissatisfied with some aspects of a pro- posed job-evaluation plan. Uruguayan police, and Bias Gomide were kidnapped July 31 Fly, an adviser to the agricul ture ministry, was abducted las Friday after President Jorge Pachoco Areco refused to nego- tiate with the Tupamaros. Robbery Arrest Near QUEBEC (CP) -Quebec Provincial Police say they ex- pect to make at least one arrest today in connection with the theft Tuesday of 23 sealed mar bags from suburban Ancienne Lorette airport. Cpl. Marcel Bedard said in- vestigations indicate at least ?1 million was in the 23 bags, seven of which are known to have contained in cash. However, a post office spokes- man in Ottawa said today "only about was stolen. He said police estimates that about million was taken was "strictly a guess." He said less than In cash was involved. The rest was in bonds. The money was en route from ;he Montreal head offices of various banks to branches in Quebec City, he said. Seven masked and armed men wfire involved in the theft of the bags which had been un- oaded from an Air Canada flight. Police said the operation- may have been carried out with inside help. Two cars used in the robbery were found Tuesday in a wooded section of Ancienne Lof- ette by police. They were both stolen in Montreal. Investiga- :ors said tracks at the spot indi- :ated a third veliieis may have been involved in the getaway. master-General W i n t o n M. Blount. "There's only the right way, and that's what this occa- sion is all about." The law removes the post- master-general from the presi- dent's cabinet and ostensibly takes tlie post office out of poli- tics. Nixon said history is full of examples of postmasters-gen- eral who struggled to stay in a president's cabinet. Blount, on the other hand "has fought to get out and now he's getting out." Blount has declined to say what his plans are when the new postal system becomes fully implemented a year from now. The comprehensive overhaul of the postal system, approved by Congress last week, is de- signed to cut costs and improve service by infusing the mails with modern management tech- niques. Postal officials see the reform as a welcome end to the prob- lems of inefficiency, political patronage and outmoded proce- dures that several times in the last few years came close to causing a total breakdown. AIM TO BREAK EVEN Under the plan, the post office becomes a eorporate-like, inde- pendent agency with the sole task of providing service to the American on a break-even basis. Congress' 181-year-old stran- glehold on postage rates, postal salaries and spending fof build- ings and equipment gives way to internal rate-setting, collec- tive bargaining between man- agement and unions and capital financing through sale of bonds. Although costs to taxpayers through budget deficits are ex- pected to go down as the new system takes hold, costs to the mailing public may go up more than anticipated. Blount said that the price of a letter stamp, tentatively sched- uled by postal officials for an increase to eight from, six cnets early next year, may soon thereafter go higher. The new postal system's nine-member presidentially-ap- board of governors may ncrease to eight from six cents bird to help cover costs of pay raises for postal workers. After that, rate increases will decided upon by a jep rate commission, at the re- quest of tie board of governors. Blount indicated upward-mov- ing costs may prompt the gov- ernors to seek a second round of rate increases when the transi- lional period ends a year from tow. PRESIDENT NECON bipartisan support Stanfield To Address Realtors OTTAWA (CP) Conserva- tive Leader Robert Stanfielc will be in Banff, Alta., on Au- gust 31 for the annual conven- tion of the Canadian Association of Real Estate Boards, accord- ing to an itinerary released by his office Tuesday. He will ad- dress a noon luncheon. After this meeting Mr. Stan- field and his wife will spend a few days privately fa Edmonton visiting their daughter. They will go to Camrose. Alta., on Sept. 3 to spend a day as guests of the Camrose Chamber of Commerce. Later that day they will go to the beef farm of Leonard Berg in Sedgwick, Alta., where, Mr. Stanfield's office says, they will be given "a complete familiari- zation of tlie beef production op- eration." On Sept. 5 they will also visit the beef farm of Clarence Copi- thorne, a Conservative member of the Alberta legislature. The itinerary shows that on Sept. 6-7, Mr. and Mrs. Stanfield will be on a wheat farm in Ar- rowwood, Alta. Mr. Stanfield mil address a combined luncheon of the women's and men's Canadian clubs of Calgary Sept. 8 before returning to Ottawa. TO BUILD EOAD NIAMEY, Niger Canada has agreed to lend Niger million in Canadian funds for the construction of the 265-mile "unity road" in this French-speaking, West-African country. Chinese Victims Of Laws JOHANNESBURG South' Af- rica (Reuters) South Africa's Chinese community is increasingly finding itself a victim of the county's complex apartheid laws. A series of incidents Involving members of the community has embarrassed1 the government at a time when it seems particu- larly sensitive to both internal and" external criticism of its "separate development" poli- cies. The Chinese are classified as non-white in South Africa. But because they are such a small group, the government attitude is that if they should attach themselves to other racial groups and that if those other groups have no objection, no ex- ception mil be taken by tha government. In some areas they live as whites and in others as Asians (Indians and In the Transvaal they partici- pate with whites in sporting ac- tivities. In the Eastern Cape, they are banned from some sports and allowed to play otB- ers under permit. In the predominantly Afri- kaans speaking Orange Free State province, appear as "other Asians" in the record not allowed :o stay for more than 24 hours without a permit. This ruling touched off a con- troversy when an inter-univer- sity weightlifting contest was cancelled1 because the Free States University at Bloemfon- ;ein refused to allow two 'hinese members of the Witwa- ;ersrand University team on its campus. One of the Chinese weightlif- :ers was Ernest South African universities champion. Earlier this year hostile pub- icity forced a Chinese girl to vithdraw from the finals of a, campus beauty queen contest at Rhodes University. Then a 15-year-old Chinese girl was found playing in a ten- nis tournament at a white school in the Cape. She reached he finals but did not play on for easons never officially dis- closed. W717 A JLJ.fi JL 'HER AND ROAD REPORT 'MEN'S SHOP LTD. en FOURTH AVENUE WE'RE WRAPPING UP OUR SUMMER SHOE SALE WITH A on ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET McHALE SHOES Values to 40.00 BARKER-NOVAS SHOES Values to 28.00 BARKER OF ENGLAND SHOES Regular 45.00 All Short Sleeve Sport Shirts jr rrt n Each J.JU or Knits and Cottons. Reg. to 13.95 COTTON CASUAL SLACKS A good selection in sizes 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Reg. values to 16.95 ____ PAIR Lethbridge Waterton (approx.) Pinclier Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Cranbrook Prince feorge I Karnloops 'Vancouver Saskatoon Eegina Winnipeg Thunder Bay Toronto 88 49 90 49 76 51 77 57 77 45 84 47 78 57 94 59 89 57 72 54 88 64 80 56 87 50 91 53 92 58 82 54 84 65 .01 .07 Ottawa......... 87 65 .02 Montreal........89 65 .05 St. John's....... 67 53 1.20 Halifax......... 77 65 2.34 Charlottetown 71 63 1.90 Fredericton...... 80 64 .76 Chicago......... 85 66 New York....... 80 68 .01 Miami.......... 89 81 Los Angeles..... 76 65 Las Vegas .111 81 FORECAST JLethbridge-Modicine Hat Today and Thursday: Sunny.' Highs 85-80, lows near 55. Highs Thursday 80-85. Columbia-Kootenay Cloudy Thursday. Isolated thunder- showers today and Thursday afternoon. Winds gusty in thun- derstorms, otherwise light. Highs Thursday in 80s. Lows overnight near 50. HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! GIGANTIC INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Off All Our Stock Save On TRACTORS COMBINES SWATHERS MERCHANDISE ALL STOCK You pay half the price of any merchandise in stock with wheat or barley and the other half may be financed. THAT'S AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Ph. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All SALES FINALI Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch ior men and equipment. Betwfien C o! einan and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles east of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Canvay 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Kooscvillo, B.C., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 21 hours; Portliiil-Rykerfs 8 a.m. to midnight. ;