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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta B TH! IETHBRID6E HERALD Friday, Augiisl IS, 1971 London post for Warren OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Ti'udcau today announced the appointment of five new deputy ministers, while appoint- ing an existing deputy minister, J. H. Warren, Canadian high commissioner in London. Mr. Warren, 50, a native o( Chatham, Ont., and now deputy minister of industry, trade and commerce. wiU replace Charles Ritchie, who is retiring. Mr. Ritchie, born in Halifax and 65 next month, has been high commissioner here since 1967. He now is on holiday in Nova Scotia. Mr. Warren, 50, known ns Jake, has been deputy minister since 1964. He has had consider- able experience in international affairs including attendance at meetings of the General Agree- ment on Tariffs and Trade on Canada's behalf. Mr. Ritchie, a long-time car- eer diplomat, has had many major posts in the Canadian diplomatic service including deputy undersecretary of state for external affairs, ambassa- dor to West Germany and to the United States and representa- tive for Canada at the United Nations. Mr. Warren will be replaced by J. F. G-randy, who has been deputy minister of consumer and corporate affairs since that department's inception in 1967. Sylvain Cloutier. row deputy Ottawa aid for factory announced PRAIRIE (CP) The federal government will supply funds to help construct a portable building factory that will employ 125 workers, Pre- mier Harry Strom said here. On his election campaign In northern Alberta, the premier said Ottawa will pay of the capital cost under minister of nalional revenue, becomes dcpuly minister of na- lional defence, while E. II. Arm- strong moves from the defence deputy ministership lo replace Mr. Cloutier. .1. Douglas Love, now deputy minister of labor, is moved to the same position in the depart- ment of regional economic ex- J. H. WARREN pattsion. He replaces Tom Kent, who was recently appointed to the Cape Breton Development Corporalion. Bernard Wilson, now an as- sistant deputy minister of labor, moves up to replace Mr. Love. Explain walrus deaths KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) City council wants to know what to do with 200 walrus carcasses. The council has asked the Alaska department of fish and game how to dispose of the de- composing carcasses littering shores of Katzebue Sound, adja- cent to the Chukchi Sea in northwest Alaska. The mammals, the largest weighing as much as three tons, began to wash up on beaches a few weeks ago all the way from Shismaref to the south and. Kiv- alina to the north. Some residents speculated the animals floated across the Ber- ing Strait after hunts in Siberia. Others suggested their deaths resulted from disease. But John Bums of Fairbanks, a marine biologist (or the de- partment of fish and game, dis- counted both theories. "They are some of the ani- mals which were lost during the spring hunt, probably at Little Diomede, King Island or St. Lawrence Island." Burns said that of the annual harvest of about walrus by Russian and American hunt- ers, fully half are lost due to the method of hunting. He said some hunters fire at random into the herds. Wounded ani- mals sometimes escape, but do not live long. A combination of late ice In the Bering Strait and westerly winds brought them in to shore in unusual numbers this year, Bums said. ATTEMPT TO BLOCK GARBAGE TRUCKS Ottawa police trucks from leaving garage of Ottawa Disposal Sytlems. Ltd. Garbarge collections fn the city have been disrupted the past week because of a dispute between the garbage for the past week because of a diipute blween the garbage collectors and the contractors. Pricldis road dispute Shades of the great untamed West PRIDDIS (CP) Rancher Cederic Hopper is so incensed at visitors constantly tell- ing him to "go to hell" that he has barricaded the only road which crosses his property to his neighbor's farm house, southwest of Cal- gary. The rancher says he doesn't dislike Wilbert Lancaster, 79, whom he described as "all right, really. I don't mind the guy." "The thing is, I don't want any traffic at all driving on my land and past my house. "Would you like people trot- tin g over your property for 28 years and telling you to go to hell when you ask them their buEiness? "Well, I don't like it. I've closed the road to get some action." Mr, Hopper said the prob- lem was not between the its special program. Construction on areas assistance the Tissing- ton Industries plant is to begin this month and should be in operation later eaid. this year, be Woman highway worker killed CALGARY (CP) Elizabeth Patricia MacNamara, IB, of Dartmouth, N.S., was killed struck by a combine on the Trans Canada Highway, 50 miles east of here. HCMP said Miss MacNamara war working as a flagwoman on rose construction. The com- bine was being pulled by a truck. Toll barrier inspired by white man sars Taylor in rift with Stonys EDMONTON (CP) The Stony Indians, who plan to erect toll barriers on the Trans- Canada Highay west of Cal- gary in a dispute with the prov- ince, arc the ones going back on their word, Highways Min- ister Gordon Taylor said Thurs- day. The Indians claim that a deal with the province to trade 340 acres of their reserve for acres of provincial land also in- cluded mineral rights beneath the ground. The province says the crown retained mineral rights on the acres and the Indians kept those under the 340 acres. The province arranged to ac- quire the land in 1960 so the highway through the reserve could be widened. Mr. Taylor said "when nego- tiations were completed the band council wrote the resolu- tions and each member of the council signed it." "I hope they realize they've broken their word. "I can't understand It; we've always said that when these they people sign something, live up to it." The minister said the Indians' plans are politically inspired by white men trying to embarrass the Social Credit government in the midst of an election cam- paign. The Indians announced Wednesday that attempts to ne- gotiate a settlement have fail- ed and since they still own two small portions of land under the highway they will charge a toll of 25 cents a vehicle. The tolls are to go in effect Aug, 20 unless their terms are met. At Morley, near where the highway goes through the re- serve a spokesman band said they were for (he advised Thursday by" RCMP that charges would be laid if the tolls were collected. The spokeman said Attor- ney-General Edgar Gerhart told the RCMP to enforce section of the Criminal Code re- ferring to obstruction of high- ways. But the bard will take the position, the spokesman said, that they cannot be legally pre- vented from exercising right of ownership to land that is theirs. Notley nudges govt. on mine CALGARY (CP) The So- cial Credit government is dodg- ing responsibility lo tlie pub- lic by allowing strip mining on Sarcee band funds shielded CALGARY (CP) Arguments on an application to set aside a garnishes on the bank ac- Lethbridge Gyro Club CIRCUS EXHIBITION GROUNDS Sat., Aug. 14th 2.00 and 8.00 p.m. Sun., Aug. 15th 1.30 and 7.30 p.m. GAIII" CHARLES1 FAMILY TICKETS Tncludti 2 adulti and 2 children Individual Tltktl Each HI Ihe Oroundi count of the Sarcee Indian Band was adjourned indefinite- ly Thursday so the band and Alberta Panel Builders Ltd. could prepare written submis- sions. Counsel for the band argued in Alberta Supreme Court that the provisions of the Indian act make Invalid the agreement from which Ihe move against the band stems. Alberta Panel Builders enter- ed into an arrangement with the band last year to operate a prefabricated building plant on the reserve southwest of the city, but the venture was not successful. A resulting dispute was sent (o arbitration wilh a award made to the company. Counsel for Alberta Panel obtained a court order last week to attach the fluids from the band's bank account. ALL NEW 1971 Edition LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE SOCIAL and DANCE Saturday, Aug. 14-9 p.m. MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd Ave. N. Admiftiion couple Music by "LONGACRES ORCHESTRA" For memfnn and invited guests! LABOR t CLUB m CORNER 2nd AVE. AND 13th STREET NORTH WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT P IN THE CLUBROOMS r TONITE and SATURDAY "ACES HIGH" Mount Bundle, located on the border of Banff National Park, New Democratic Parly leader Grant Notley said Thursday. "Alberta must add it's voice lo growing puilic he told a news conference. "It is not enough to say the govern- ment can't do anything about this." Mr. Notley also rebuked the government for its position over a highway dispute Involv- ing the Stony Indian Tribe of Morley. The Indians plan lo block the Trans Canada Highway next week in a dispute over mineral rights. He also said that he would like to confront Premier Harry Strom and Progressive Conser- vative Leader Peter Lougheed at public forums. Tits forums, he said, would provide a change from the present "montonous, boring In Medicine Hat, he promised an TiTJP government would in- troduce a publicly owned, no- fa u 11 automobile insurance scheme. neighbors, but with the Foot- hills municipal council which had promised to make a road into the Lancaster farm. Mr. Lancaster said he agrees "absolutely" with Mr. Hopper and after being unable to drive from his property for six days, walked a halt mile Thursday to a public road. There, 12 friends picked him up and they went to a municipal council meeting to see what would be done. It is the same council that promised 11 months ago to build a road after Mr. Lancas- ter was locked out briefly for the first time. Councillor Fred Ball told the group that access planned along either of two road al- owances which reach the Lancaster property could not be developed because the land was loo marshy. Another road U> the Lancas- ter farm exists, but its gate was padlocked 15 years ago by Mr. Hopper after he can- celled a land-use agreement, WON'T SELL ROAD He has refused to sell the road, which takes up five acres, unless the municipal district buys the 80 acres which the road separates from the rest of his ranch, Councillor Karl Chrisloffen- sou said that couldn't be done because the cost would be loo high. After several questions and few answers, Mr. Lancaster got Councillor Ball to petition Alberta Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart to grant RCMP authority to escort the Lancasters through the locked gate. He agreed lo do so after the council, as a body, refused. The council agreed lo recon- sider building a road, but did Handicapped voter aid suggested bto EDMONTON city will ask the provincial govern- ment to allow physically handicapped people to vote in municipal elections, says May- or Ivor Dent. The city is proposing that ravelling depuly returning of- 'icers be allowed to go to the homes of handicapped persons who cannot get out to vote. This would be done on the day of the advance poll. The system would be the same as the hospital polk, said the mayor. not set a dale to slart con- struction cr complete the job. Priddis Is jual southwest of' Calgary. Tractor protest mounts CHARLOTTJETOWN (CP) Prince Edward Island farmers, protesting government agricul- tural policies, took to the high- ways on tractors again today and slowed traffic entering Charlollelown for the Gold Cup parade. Traffic 'ivas held up at the city's four major entrances and the Gold Cup parade, part of 01 d Homeweek celebrations, was 25 minutes late starting. The farmers, members of the National Farmers Union, trav- elled the highways in groups of 15 to 20, slowing traffic to a crawl. They drove about 300 tnctors along the highways Thursday between Charlotte- town and Summerside. There was no comment from provincial government officials today. Government offices were closed for Old Homeweek cele- brations. The farmers are opposing rec- ommendations of the federal study group on agriculture, and claim that proposed policies would reduce the number of farmers In Canada. So it's Friday the 13th and it's not all hunk LONDON CAP) So it's Friday the 13th and nobody believes that old bunk. Ex- cept: Charlie, a circus alligator, escaped and is thrashing around in the Slour Hirer in rural England just when the weather is right for a good swim. Kim Hughes of Steeple Ash- ton won a beauty contest with a week's holiday and a chance to compete for and fame. She learned today she was disqualified alter Judges discovered she is only 14. The minimum age is 18. Over in Peteiport on the channel island of Guernsey, the police called in a lock- smith. They had slammed the office safe shut and didn't know how to open It. Up In Lancashire in Hie north, police faced a di- lemma. A report came In that traffic on the express highway was being blocked by an ex- ceedingly slow traveller on tht inside slow lane. They rushed out and found the cul- prit to be a turtle which es- caped room his master, nine- year-old Mark Williams. Richard Bromley-Davenport went to a fancy dress ball dressed as an army intelli- gence officer. He got picked up for impersonating an offi- cer and paid costs for a quick hearing and a sympa- thetic discharge. SJo it's Friday the 13th and for some it can't get over soon enough. Weather and road report vl ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET TI L Prc Lelhbridgc Medicine Hat Pinchcr Creek Calgary...... Edmonton Banff........ Grande Prairie aenticton...... Prince George Kamloops..... Vancouver fYince Albert Saskatoon Moose Jaw Regina Toronto 70 75 81 81 77 Ottawa..........73 Montreal........ 71 96 57 S3 55 89 50 76 47 87 54 63 45 97 56 80 49 96 60 76 54 Quebec Halifax Fi'edericton .44 .15 Charloltetown 69 51 Miami.......... 87 75 Berlin........ 60 53 Amsterdam 66 59 Madrid........93 H Moscow.........Efl 64 FORECASTS Lelhbridge Medicine Hal Cloudy periods with light drizzle and fog in a lew Lows lonight 50-55. Saturday: Mainly gunny. Highs 80-85. Cloudy with occasional light drizzle. Lows tonight 45-50. Saturday: Sunny periods and warmer. Highs 70- 75. Koolcnay. Columbia Today and Saturday: Sunny with few cloudy periods. Risk of isolated t h u n d ershowers to- night. Cooler. Winds at times fresh easterly (15-20) in eastern areas. Highs today, 85 lo 90; lows tonight, 50 to 55. Illglis Saturday, 80 to 85. 4 4 O POLISH COMBATANTS 25lh ANNIVERSARY BANQUET SPK DANCE SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th Civic Sports Centre FROM P.M. TO 1 A.M. EVERYONE WELCOME TICKETS AT THE DOOR and Innttd GIIM. WEEEKND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY and SATURDAY "ANYTHING GOES" AT THE MINERS' LIBRARY 4 4 4 4 733 13th St. N. AND THEIR GUESTS ONLYI STAKHAND 60 ONE MAN CREW POWER Come and see the answer lo your haying headaches and backaches I We'll you itep by step how one man can pick up, pack and Black up to 100 toni of hay per day without leaving hii tractor Inquire Soon At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coultj Highway Phone 327-3165 Uthbridge P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In Bridge District are Uic bore and'lion Lelh-1 dry and In good d, ivlng condl- and'llon. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening "nil Cloning Coult.i 24 hours: Cnnvny i n.m. lo 11 p.m. MST; Del Boniln 7 n.m. lo B p.m.; rtooscvillc, D.C, 7 n.m. to II p.m.; KinRsgalc, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porlhlll-Hykcrts a a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6 a.m lo 9 p.m. WUdhorso. 7 a.m. lo 8 p.m. Loenn Pass oocn 24 hour ditly. ;