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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thuridoy, Auguil 12, !97i NDP pledge carried out REGINA (CP) A special session of the Saskatchewan leg- islature ended Wednesday after Bine sitting days. The adjournment ended the first silting for the New Demo- cratic Party government and resulted in passage of legisla- tion carrying out most promises the party made during the ca paigu leading to their winning Strom policy wins backing EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom says his multi-cultural policy has been endorsed by 16 ethnic groups in Ihe province. The premier issued a state- ment which said representa- tives of the organizations have signed a resolution saying that the first time in Canada, a provincial government not only recognizes the value of di- verse languages and cultures, but alsd proposes to provide leadership and financial assist- ance for their continued preser- vation." The statement said that among those signing were officials of the Ulcrainian Cana- dian Committee, the Baltic So- ciety, the Canadian Polish Con- gress, and Lithuanian, Latvian, Chechoslovakian, Hungarian, and German-Candian organiza- tions. Coal company pollution case set over EDSON (CP) The Cardin- al River Coal Co., charged with pollution of two streams, enter- ed no plea in court in Edson, 120 miles west of Edmonton. The case was remanded to Aug. 25. The company is charged with polluting the Luscar and Cabin creeks. Cardinal River Coal conducts strip-mining operations in the Luscar area east of Jasper Na- tional Park. (lie Juiie 23 general election. Tlie special session started July 28, four days after the death of former premier Ross Thatcher from a heart attack left the Liberal party without a leader, Former deputy premier Dave Steuart was seated by a special act, Bill One of the first sitting, expected to resume this fall with 45 NDP members and Liberals. The seat of Liberal Allan Guy, liowever, remains in doubt because of a recount in his Athabasca riding where a recount confirmed his victory. The other vacancy in the 60-seat house is Morse riding, which had been won by Mr. Thatcher. ANNOUNCED PLANS Immediately after te olcc tion, the NDP government had announced the sitting was primarily to repeal hospital and medical care deterrent fees, provide premium-free health sen-ices for persons 65 years of age and older, and to repeal the Essential Services Emergency Act, which had effectively prevented strikes in major services and industries in the province. The Opposition dirl not oppose the health care legislation, ex- cept to warn it would result in higher premiums and taxes, and did not offer extended criticism of repeal of the emergency act. But two other items were the most controversial of the sitting 'nil to provide farmers with a one-year moratorium on pay- ment of loans on machinery, land and livestock, and cancel- lation rf the proposed lion Athabasca pulp mill. The farm bill was approved Wednesday. Water supply dwindles RED DEER (CP) For the third time in as many weeks, city officials have asked the 27.000 residents of the central Alberta city to curtail their use of The city's reservoir contains only one million gallons which officials said, must be reserved for emergencies. Temperatures in the area have soared into the 80s. Worms went CALGARY (CP) Tlie out break of Bertha Army Worms on Prairie rapeseed fields can be blcmcd or. nature for killinfi too many of the insects' natural predators, says A. W. Bcattie, public relations officer for the Alber'- Wheat Pool. The Tachina Fly population, which he said will eventually control the "did too ef- ficent a job over the last few years." In Lormal years, the flies kept the worms in control and reduced the insects' population to a'niost zero. "Having done this they have, in effect, eaten up their meal ticket and the Tachina Fly pop- ulathn dwindled to a low level this year. "Breeding conditions were excellent for the worms this year and without predator con- trol they went The fiy population will even- tually build up again, he said, and bo able to control the worms next year. He said it's one of natures un- fimny jokes on man. 18-year-old NDP edged TOHONTO (CP) John Syr- tash failed Wednesday to be- come Ontario's first 18-year-old political candidate. A meeting of New Democratic Party members in 'He provin- cial riding of York Mills chose Jfike Morrone, 21, a history graduate from the University of Western Ontario, to contest the riding in the next provincial election. York Mills is held by Dal ton Bales, 51-year-old minister of municipal affairs. Killed by car while playing CALGAHY (CP) Nancy Jill Boros, 19 months, was identified as the city girl struck by a car while playing in the southwest section. Police believe the driver of he vehicle which struck the girl was unaware of the acci- dent. PORT CONGESTION Crowded contoiner terminol is typical of congested con- ditions in port of Vancouver which is being overwhelmed by cargo diverted to Canada from strikebound harbors along the United west coast. The containers above awaiting shipment to Seattle and Portland. 50 million dead Chinese stacked against communism WASHINGTON (AP) A study published today by the United States Senate internal security subcommittee esti- mates that Chinese communism has resulted in up to 63 million deaths in the last 50 years. The author, Richard L. Walker, director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of South Carolina, said: "A reasonable estimate a-ould be that the figure ap- proaches 50 million Chinese." The Human Cost of Commu- nism in China, was ordered jrinted July 27, after President S'ixon announced a visit to Pe- king. Senator James 0. Eastland (Dem, subcommittee chairman, said in an intrcduc- .ion to the study "there is nothing new historically about accommodations or alliances of convenience between basically Exodus of refugees must stop NEW DELHI (AP) India and the Soviet Union said Wednesday urgent steps are needed to achieve a political so- lution to the civil war in East Pakistan. In a joint statement, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro- myko and Indian officials ex- pressed "their firm conviction QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Copifol Bldg. Hi PHONE 328-7684M that there can be no military solution" to the political crisis. The statement said the two countries must guarantee "the creation of conditions of safety for the return of the refugees to their homes, which alone would answer the interests of the en- tire people of Pakistan and the cause of the preservation of peace in the area." This referred to seven million refugees who fled to India when the war broke out last March. Indian officials said the state- ment did not represent any de- parture from previous Indian statements, which said that any political solution must also take into consideration the "elected representatives of the people." This referred to Sheik Muji- bur Rahman's Awami League, which won a majority in the elections last December for a National Assembly that has never met. Rahman wanted lo set up an independent state in East Pakistan, and later was arrested by the West Pakistani army. Questioned by reporters about steps to be taken to bring about a political solution in East Paki- stan, an Indian official replied: "First, stoppage of military op- erations and atrocities in East Pakistan; second, exodus of the refugees must stop, and third, conditions with adequate guar- antees of safety must be cre- ated for the return of the seven million refugees now in India." Other officials said India and the Soviet Union had begun mu- tual consultations to consider the threat to peace in this re- gion posed by the East Pakistan crisis. Sovirt Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko left for Moscow today after the four day visit which was highlighted by the signing of the new Indian-Soviet co-operation treaty. Boyd's Pharmacy Ltd. located in Zeller'i Shopping Centre 1644 Mayor Magrath Drive PHONE 32S-3760 Your Max Factor, Rimmel and DuBarry Dialer Westminster Drug Ltd. lo Norfhtide Sofewoy 425 Westminster Shopping Centre Cor. 5th Ave. and 13 St. N, PHONE 33B-7HJ Your Revlon, Rimmel Dealer for North Lclhbridqe CURITY BAND AIDS Reg. M9 SPECIAL CALADRYL LOTION Reg. 1.60 SPECIAL 6-oi. PRICES EFFECTIVE Till CLOSING JUNE 30th DON'T MISS THE GIGANTIC ARP BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE Starting August 17th CREST TOOTHPASTE NOXZEMA SPRAY Anti Pflrspirdnt or Regular Regular 2 for 2.09 LISTERINE ANTISEPTIC MOUTHWASH AND OARCtr 12-ot. Reg. 1.39 99' OMN MONDAY THUD FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO F.M., SATURDAY V A.M. TO 4 P.M.J ..CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS Westminster Drug Ltd. WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CENTRE Phone 321-7833 Boyd's Pharmacy Ltd, SHOPPING CENTRE Phone 323-3760 hostile adding that in certain situations "such arrange- ments are not only desirable but well-nigh unavoidable." "But if we are to have rela- tions with Jted China, let us do so wilh our eyes East- land said. Walker's study begins with the founding of ti'.e Chinese Communist party in 1921 and traces its rise to rule mainland China under Chairman Mao Tse-rung and Premier Chou En- lai. PROGRESS JN TERROR Walker said the Communists have made remarkable prog- ress in some areas, but said this has been accompanied by mass executions, purges, slave labor and IciTor. "In terms of human life and human suffering and in terms of destruction of moral and cul- tural values this cost cannot be condoned by any rationalization. "The high Chinese Communist party leaders who sit down at convivial banquets with visiting Americans may be guilty of as great crimes against humanity and their own people as were Hitl.fr and Stalin and their fol- he said. Walker said "the direct cost in human lives" of the Chinese Communist movement is diffi- cult lo measure but he drew on various sources in ?nd out ol China in offering estimates of the possible toll. For example, he died a New York Times editorial of June 2, 1959, in reporting "estimates that the first decade of the Peo- ple's Republic of China had brought the extermination of 30 million people." Moscow Radio, which he at one point calls "obviously not the most reliable of nevertheless is quoted as charg- ing that "in the course of ]0 years, more than 25 million peo- ple in China were extermi- nated." Walker said in the study "it is probable that the Chinese forced labor camps have exacted a higher toll in human life than the mass executions." Action Canada candidates distinct possibility-Hellyer EDMONTON (CP) Can- ada's newest political move- ment, Action Canada, may field candidates in the next federal election, formef Liberal cabi- net minister and Action Canada founder Paul Hellyer said Wednesday. Mr. Hellyer said in an inter- view that if the party policy conference this fall voles "for 'ederal nominations, then we shall adopt it." As an alterna- ive to running candidates, Ac- tion Canada could endorse other party candidates. IVfr. Hellyer was in Edmonton on a nationwide tour to drum Hay burns near Raymond STIRLING (HNS) Fire of undetermined origin destroyed worth of newly stacked hay Wednesday night at the Hi-Way (52) Feeders Ltd., five miles east of Raymond. Tile fire brigades from both Raymond and Stirling respond- ed to the alarm and the Stirling brigade remained at the scene overnight as a precautionary move. up support for tlie party he and 23 others founded in late May to protest the Liberal govern- ment's "failure to place the people in the mainstream of government." Oldtimers remembered EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom announced Wednesday that 350 single rooms for senior citizens will be constructed at various loca- tions in Alberta. He said all will be under con- struction by next spring. A 50-bed lodge will be built at Drayton Valley in addition to previously announced lodges at Rimbey, Lethbrldge, Crowsnest and Manning. Each lodge will cost Ten-bed additions will be built lor lodges at Bonnyville, Camrose, Lloydminster, Strath- more, Viking, Vulcan, Lacombe and Taber, bringing total se- nior citizen lodge construction costs lor lYs year to mil- Eon. The premier also announced in federal assistance has been granted to Tissuigtor. Industries Ltd., of Grande Prai- rie for construction of a port- able manufacturing plant that will create 250 jobs. Construc- tion is to begin within a month. BOOSTER' IN HEART SURGERY Sketch shows the permanent heart-assist device, called a "patch which was implanted in on operation in Detroit in a 62-year-old man who suffers from congestive heart failure. The patch booster is attached to the descending aorta, the main artery that conveys blood from the heart to the body. A silicons tube, through which air is pumped in phase wilh Ihe beating heart, is connected to a battery powered driving unit mounted on a belt. The driving unit can be disconected from 1he chest wall if the natural heart is able lo pump sufficiently on its own. Weather and road report Oft ABOVE 19.f) OUZERO AT i-JlU SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Actor may raise racing horses BEAUVILLE, France (AP) Film star Omar Sharif is think- ing of settling down in the Nor- mandy region of France and raising race horses. Sharif, a world class bridge player, regularly spends the summer months here playing in the international bridge tourna- ment and going to the races. Tills year, he sair1, he made up his mind to buy a stud farm in the area when he winds up his film career. Wolves poisoned ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) Two rare wolves are recovering at the Ghost Ranch Museum after being near death from barbitur- ate pills slipped in their cage by a visitor last week. GOSPEL MEETING 7720 AVE- SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST Come Hear The BIBLE Preached fay MR. JOHN COFFMAN OF SAN DIEGO, CALIF. NO DENOMINATIONAL CREEDS NO DOCTRINES OF MAN Bring your and a friend. You will have the op- portunity to ask queflloni at the end of each lossion. There will be no collections from the public, EACH EVENING AUG. 22th 29th EACH EVENING TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED IF NEEDED PHONE 318-5781 Lclhbi iilge Medicine Hat PinchfT Creek Calgary Grande Prairie Rocky Mtn. House 1 Ottawa.......... 7R 50 NOON Montreal........ 80 52 Quebec......... 77 54 St. John's........ 78 61 Halifax.......... 69 60 H L Prc 1 Chicago 69 60 New York........ M 63 .01 .16 .68 Edmonton....... 84 Banff........... F.8 Penticton........ 97 Prince George 85 Saskatoon.........87 Kamloops........99 Vancouver....... 79 Prince Albert.....85 Ssakatoon .....87 Moose Jaw...... 90 87 Winnipeg........ 75 Toronto......... 72 Miami...........92 71 FORECASTS Lcthhridgp Medicine Hat Today: Sunny. Ixiws to- night near 50. Friday: Snnny. Highs 75-SO. Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Lows tonight near 45. Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs 70-75. clear and very warm. Highs 90 to 95. Friday: mainly sunny and cooler. Cloudy periods and chance of isolated showers or thundcrslimvers in the Colum- bia district. 50 to 55 and higlis in the 80s. STAKHAND 60 ONE MAN CREW POWER Come and tee the answer lo your haying headachei and baekaehesi We'If ihow you slep by ilep how ons man can pick up, pack and stack up to 100 tons of hay per day withoul even loavinp his tractor leatl Inquire Soon Al GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Caufri Highway Phone 327-3145 lelhbridge P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In Uio Lclh-1 dry and in good driving Condi- bridge District ore bare and' lion. PORTS 01' ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulls 24 hours: Cnrway 5 a.m. (o 11 p.m. MST; Del Ronitn 7 a.m. lo B p.m.; Rooscvillo, B.C. 7 a.m. lo I) p.m.; Kinfisgnlc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykcrls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain G a.m. to 0 p.m. Wtldhorsc, 7 a.m. to 0 p.m. Logan Pass open 24 hours dally. ;