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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Snlurday, Augusl 14, 1971 gets Tory-socred brush-off External affairs diplomats biting their fingernails EDMONTON1 -ICi'i The Social Credit and I'regressive Conservative parties are stall- ing in appointing panel mem- bers lo participate in n forum on i.auirnl resources ad envir- onmental issues on Ai'.g. 'Jti, Ihr- Committee ?m- an Independent Canad sale' Friday. Han-cy Scott ad Phill Shragge, co-ehniniicn of the committee, said in a prepared statement they understand the urns. The CIC, which is sponsor- ing the ionmi. feerihrs i'.seli as n non-political group con- cerned with foreign ownership of Canada's nnlnral resource industries. The co-chairmen paid all par- ties were asked two weeks to provide their leaders tnr tlic forum, but only the "vew Dem- ocratic and LilrtM-al parties have agreed. Peter Lougheed, leader of Ihe Alberta Conservatives, lold the committee he would "verv much like to participate" but Advance poll dates arc sol at Fort -Uucleod FORT MACLEOD (Speciali Dave Thompson, returning officer for the Macleud con- stituency in the Aug. 'ill pro- vincial election, has annciincc-d Uiat the ad "ance poll will held in the Fort re- turning office, located hi tiie curling rink, from Aug. 2-1 lo 2G between 11 a.m. and P p.m. Electors wishing lo vole al Uus lime are asked to contact their enumerators and make the necessary arrangements. IK dill not know If he could Uio time during the cam- paign for the Aup. 30 provincial olccllon. Tile CIC was assured. hm jver, that a prominent local candidate would be made avail- inct minister would be made available and Mines Minister Kms Patrick was suggested. Ili't today the committee said it was told that Attorney-Gen- eral Ed Gcrhart and Gerry Mulhall, Social Credit candi- No word has been received (late for Edmonton Centre, from Ihe parly lo date, I lie co- ciiairmen .said. Premier Harry Strom's off'rc (old the conuniilee tlrat a call- would be made available. No further word has been heard, CIC said. "We know Midliall will take Mixed reaction to farm bill GIXA (CP) The Family Farm Protection Act has been called an imnceessary piece of socialist legislation and a curse on (hose it is intended to help. It also has been praised as (he savior of farmers in their hour of need. These divergent views of the bill ignited the most prolonged and sometimes vehement de- bate of the special summer ses- sion of Ihe Saskatchewan legis- lature which adjuomed Wednes- day to an unspecified date. The bill gives farmers a year's holiday from paying their debts on machinery, livestock ami land. It is designed lo free money for essential expenses faced by farmers who have bee- hard-pressed to meet their commitments. Most of Ihe opposition lo the bill, v-iijch is effective from July 31 this year to Aug. 1 next, has been on the contention that it will result in a drying up ol credit to small farmers and a crushing financial blow to im- part, but It concerns us that the two leading parties appar- ently refuse lo discuss the prob- lems and because of the slalurc of the representatives of Ihe other parties, we feel the forum deserves spokesmen of a higher Mr. Scott said. have said they can't tell us anything until 'after the week end that has been hap- pening for two weeks now. A questionnaire had been cir- culated by the committee to all candidates in the city's 16 con- stituencies asking about Iheir stands on foreign ownership. The results were not all in and nill not be released until next neck. CONESTOGA MOTOR HOME McDONELL MANUFACTURING 1502 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. NEED A MOTOR HOME? SEE! PRICE! AND RIDE IN THE smoollieil riding Motor Home made loday THE Home with the least noise while travelling. THE only Motor Home available today wilh Ihe riding qualily of a big car. VERY goad gas mileage. WE invile you to see our 22 fr. and 23 ft. rapacity models, conslrucled so there is more room inside than the aver- age Motor Home of thi? size. AMPLE storage and upper cupboards. SECOND hand trailers and campers available. TRY OUR RENTAL PLAN ENJOY RELAX1N ON THE WHITE SANDS OF HAWAII SPECIAL 2-WEEK HOLIDAY SPECIAL ONLY AND UP (BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) BOOK EARLY AND AVOID DISAPPONTMENT Sunshine, Palm Trees and girls in grass skirls SOUND GOOD? For your Hawaiian Holiday make your bookings now with ART WILLIAMS WONDERFUL WORLD OF TRAVEL Centre Village Mall (West End) Phone 328-8184 or 328-3201 ploment dealers. Abuses also are predicted. The Liberal Opposition, which made many attempts to stall Ilic bill in second reading and was voted down on its amend- ment lo refer the bill to com- mit for public hearings, said Ihe 'egislation was unnecessary localise iL was just an exleniun of acts now in force. The New Democratic Party government maintained it was necessary to give "breathing Lo farmers who are in serioLB financial plight with harvest fast approaching. Instead of suspending debt payments for a year, Ihe Liber- als said the government could accomplish the same thing by guaranteeing loans lo farmers. But "Ihe NDP government is not prepared to put up one plumed nickle lo save the fam- ily farm." said Deputy Liberal Leader David Boldt. facts will be proven in a matter of months that the NDP are not the friend of the farmer. The NDP are a socialist l.bor gov -lent and no sup- portjr of lhat free enterpriser called Ihe farmer." Lending institutions and farm implement dealers were con- cerned over the cc-onomic ef- of the bill. ''The major problem of a bill rr this kind is that it creates an environment for all lending primarily becaivse is not ami cannot be any assurance thai the July 31. 1972, dale will not bo ex- tended." said a to the gov frcni Ihe Canadian i Farm and Industrial Equipment j In-' lute. "Consequently, credit gran- tors are forced to make deter- minnlior- as to whether Uiev undertake future business o'f lending or financing i. (he prov- ice The Saskatchewan-Manitoba Dealers Association attached the bill for not provid- ing compensation lo dealers for adr'itional The said a farmer could dels payments long enough lo make a rcposs. :cd equipmer.1. It is pos- the brief said, for the farmer lo escape repossession on a harvester hcught on time payments in 1971 until after Ihc- harvcst in 1973. The bill doesn't allow farmers to waive payments if Ihey are in a financial position to meet their debts, but the implement dealers say they have no "de- sire, time or money lo be going to court to prove something that is already his right by virtue of a ct he already holds." The government made amendments to the bill lo give compensation to dealers, allow- ing creditors to recover an equal lo 12 per cent of unpaid balances during the pay- rrenl-frce year and making the bill ineffective on debts entered into after Aug. 1, 1971. A corn- nil tee has established lo hear on the effeelivcne." of the act. Vole signs cost at Calgary OTTAWA (CP) Whenever Prine Minister Tnideau shuf- fles hi. senior public as he did a few days cials the prestige department of affairs decidedly uncomfortable. "One thing we are sure said one official, "if the changes affect us, ii's going lo be in the form of a net Joss." After years of relative isola- tior- from political interference, the department is clearly not getting any special considera- tion as Mr. Trudeau carries out his avowed policy of introducing senior public servanls lo new fields. There are some who will argue that the prime minister appears to enjoy rocking the ex- ternal boat, Since there was a long history of senior diplomats remaining within the department until re- tiremenl, there were some sharply-raised eyebrows last CALGARY has decided (CP) The city to allot election campaign signs on civic prop- erly, chief commissioner Geoff Hamilton said, but onl yif a S73 fee is paid. If Ihe sign is taken down within seven days of the elec- tion and the site is left orderly, will be refunded, he said. The city made the ruling af- ter Social Credit candidate Gocrge Ho Lem and Pro- gressive Conservative hopeful John Kushner had a dispute over use of city property for signs and campaign trailers. Going north PINCIIER CRiEEK (Special) Prior to her leaving to make in Yellowknife, her home N.W.T., Mrs. Douglas Eraser was honored at an afternoon tea by the members of the Captain McPhail Chapter of the IODE. Held at Ihc home of. Mrs. ,1. Milne, Mrs. P. R. Den- nis, Regent, made a presenta- tion of a silver coffee spoon bearing the IODE crest to Mrs. Fraser. Ail expressed regrcl al losing such a valued member from the chapter. year v.hen Mr. Tnideau plucked Basil Robinson from one of the top rungs on Ihc external ladder and made him deputy minister of Indian affairs and northern development. Mr. Robinson had been right- hanr1 man to former external affairs minister Lester Pearson when Mr. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize and subse- quently held major posts in the department. Then Mr. Trudeau moved an- other senior diplomat, Blair Seaborn, lo the consumer af- fairs department where he is an assistant deputy minister. Re- cently, another career diplomat, Peter Roberts, 44, was brought into the prime minister's office as press secretary. Mr. Roberts had been, among other things, a trade commis- sioner i Hong Kong. In the latest appointments, the external affairs department was not directly involved. But in appointing J. H. Warren, now depviy minister o[ industry, trade and commerce lo become Canadian High Commissioner in London the prime minister ap- pear-d to be breaking some new ground. It is not uncommon for prime I ministers to go outside govern- ment in appointing senior repre-1 sentatives abroad, but some ex-1 temal affairs officials say they can't recall such appointment from other departmcnls. Mr. Trudeau has frequently j said he wants lo see a closer tic i bet'.veen trade and diplomacy abroad. This latest appointment is being viewed in this light. The trouble with this, said an external affairs official, is that the I rede department stands to make all the gains in terms of appointments. Barbecue set PINCHEK CHEEK (Special) The Grizzly district of the Boy Scouts of Canada barbecue set or September IB at the Castle River (South Fork) camp kitchen Is to start at 5 p.m. Featuring beef on a bun, baked beans, cold drinks or colfee, everyone is urged to bring the family and enjoy a get together. Tickets may purchased Stoat Ihe cubs and scouls. Common sense people wear HARBLITE LENSES The Common Sense lens In some localities hard resin protective lenses are Law! Why! They're shatterproof. They're half the weight ol ordinary lenses. They're backE'J by a warranty against cyo ir.'ury. They're available in YOUR prescription. So who needs a law? Specializing in the fitting of Eye Doctor's Prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses Magnifiers Repairs Children's Frames Reasonable Prices OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. S LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3609 Hard of Hearing? Take advantage al Ihis special oiler: FREE! ZENITH PORTABLE RADIO with any Zenilh Hearing Aid purchased through September 15, 1971, Take an impcrlanl lo-vard bellor hearing today! Coma in and havo your hearing Icsted freo of charge. See our wide selection of quality Zcnllh hearing nlds. Ploaia till oul ind bring trill coupon to I LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Thentrn Bldg SIMPSONS-SEARS ;.V'1I i''.-..: DRAPERY CLEARANCE 25% to 53% Off Regular Catalogue Prices Overstocked and discontinued lines from our Catalogue Centre. Shortie Lengths Regular Lengths Floor to Ceiling Lengths. Sale starts Monday. GROUP I SAVE 25% to 48% Reg. Cal. Price pair GROUP II SAVE 25% to 50% Reg. Cat. Price ,99 pair GROUP HI SAVE 25% to 48% Reg. Cor. Price 13 44 GROUP IV SAVE 25% to 48% Reg. Cal. Price 20 99 GROUP V SAVE 25% to 53% Reg. Cal. Price 31 99 Be hero bright and early Monday morning for best drapery buy in town I We've cut our rcgulrtr catalogue prices by 25% to 53% on textured, sheer, damask print, screen printed tonc-on-tonc, Mediterranean and semi-sheer fiberglass drapes in your choice of Green, Gold, Melon White and Blue. Shop early for best icleclionl STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Wodnosday 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contra Village. Telephone 328-9231. ;