Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 IHE If.THBRIDOE HERAID Tuustloy, Auguil 17, 1971------------------------------------- Proposed home grant may cut rents-Strom By THE CANADIAN PRESS Iinplcmcnlalion of a cam- paign promise lo provide a 000 grant to fu-st-timc purchas- ers o' a home will nol result in Increased prices for housing and may even reduce rents, Premier Harry Strom said in Edmonton. leasc the proposal has been re- ceiving more praise lhan crit- "And the criticism has come mainly from politicians ol the opposition parlies." lie expects the entire prov- ince lo benefit from the pro- gram will be implement- Strom said in a news re-' ed ihis fall if the Social Credit Crop yields cut by dry weather CALGARY (CP) More re- ductions in potential crop yields are expected following another week of hot, dry weather, the Alberta Wheat Pool said today. Tlie pool said in its weekly Notley seeks debate EAGLESIIAM (CP) Grant Notley, Alberta New Dem- ocratic Party leader, has asked Environment Minister James Henderson to debate him on Ihe government's environmen- tal policy. Mr. Nolley said the minister is nol. coirect in saying that the British North America Act prevents the government from halting strip mining on Mount Bundle, near the entrance to Banff National Park. "All the government has to do is buy out the lease under which the defacement is being NDP leader told a thC AUg' crop report many crops need immediate rainfall to ensure proper filling of heads. In southern areas, however, harvesting has started and rainfall, except for late seeded crops, would be useless. "Swathing is general and threshing has liegun in Hie south and around Medicine Hat swathing is well Uie pool said. Yields, except for rye, gen- erally are lower than last year and the effects of the extended drought are evident in barley of it thin and light- weight. Commission 30 provincial election. He said Premier Harry Strom and Progressive Conser- vative leader Peter Lougheed should not have refused to dis- cuss possible increases in royal- ties for natural resources. He said thai if royalties are not in- creased, taxes will have to be raised to pay for increased ser- vices. revises decision OTTAWA (CP) Canadian Pacific Airlines has been or- dered by the Canadian transport commission to continue includ- ing Montreal and Vancouver in all transcontinental flights. The commission decision re- i vises a January, 1970, ruling al- lowing this dropped in condition lo be CP Air's licence. The earlier ruling was protested by Air Canada and led to a commission review. The commission disagreed wilh a CP Air contention that the government's air policy an- nounced in March, 19G7, gave no precise meaning lo Uie transcontinental." The word com- New hospital for Redwater NEW HOSPITAL (CP) -Ail- proval of a new 34-bed hospital j in Redwaler vras announced to- day by the provincial govern- ment. Construction of the hospital is expected to begin in late Oclober, with completion expected next summer. Redwater is 40 miles north- east of Edmonton. CARPET and LINO (Complete free, Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-857B CAPITOL FURNITURE Carpet House of Ihe Snulh" mission held that the word ap- plied to the Vancouver-Montreal route. The government air policy al- lows CP Air to provide 25 per cent of the total transconti- nental sealing capacity an- nually. The commission also rejected a CP Air argument lhat in- creases in Uie CP Air share of the transcontinental airline pas- senger market were permitted to provide "domestic competi- tive service" over the whole system of Air Canada. CP Air had sought permission to operate direct flights between such centres as Toronto and Calgary. II is understood this would have increased competition wilh Air Canada which is not re- quired to include Montreal and Vancouver in all transconti- nenlal flights. Canadian whisky is the toast of the world ...and smooth SPECIAL RESERVE is very proudly Canadian -Schenlq SPECIAL RESERVE CANADIAN WHISKY Soleclod whiskies subtly blended... tastefully mallow create tho genlle flavor and character ol Special Reserve. Dlstlnnuishod by Its dashing Iwlsl-oll 'travel-cap' In black, red or gold. Tho perfect companion... for Irovel or relaxation. A prosticc product of Canadian Sclicnlcy Distilleries Ltd. government is returned to pow- er in Ihe Aug. 30 provincial election. "Home ownership gives the family an added slake In his local community nnd it will pay dividends in Ihe form ol safer communities and happier fam- ilies." Mr. Strom .said. "The homeowners will also become property taxpayers, the need for public housing will he diminished, and the grant will assist many families who might never have been able to put together the needed downpay- menl." Home buyers will be able to choose a new home, an older home or a mobile trailer, "thus retaining his freedom of choice as to price, location, quality, and design." NEW DEAL URGED The senior citizens of Alber- ta who worked hard to build the province, the prairies and Canada desperately need a new deal, the leader of the Al- bcrla New Democratic Party said in Grande Prairie. Grant Nolley lold a public meeting the NDP is tlie only party lhat will guarantee the elderly a chance to enjoy re- tirement in dignity. "Steadily rising costs of liv- ing, increased taxation and in- flation have combined lo force thousands of people on fixed pensions well below the poverty line." ENUMERATION HIT In Calgary, Jane Ann Sum- mers. New Democratic Party candidate in Calgary Buffalo, complained Monday thai enum- eration in her constituency "has been grossly mishandled." Compilation of voters' lists Ihri'iighout the city should be redone, she said, because "it Uie enumerating is as shoddy elsewhere thousands of Al- BANFF (CP) The provin- bertans have been denied their c 1 a 1 government's six-per-cenl guideline on FLOATING TOWN Flooded conditions in Ihe town of Antigonish, N.S. Monday sen! a swift current of water through the centre of tlie town. IV will take several days to assess the actual damage which followed in tho wake of hurricane Beth os she swept up the easlern coast of Canada. Flood ravaged N.S. areas launch work on repairs HALIFAX (CP) A much- weakened hurricane Beth was bringing rain at limes heavy and winds ol 30 to 35 knots to soulhern Newfoundland early today while repair work contin- ued in flood-torn sections of Nova Scotia. The late summer storm, with its heavy rains in Nova Scotia, left miles of damaged highway and property damage that could cost millions to repair or re- place. In nearby of the worst hit areas of the prov- opcralions I running through Ihe downtown continued through the night in darts lo curb the rapid flow of waler pouring from a series of lakes. A Canadian forces plane transported some sand bags from the Canadian forces base at Gagetown, N.B., early today to use in Dartmouth. A gaping hole in a Dartmouth street was blocked by truck- loads of gravel and rock fill, cutting down on the waler flow. Monday night the rapid flow of water created a small river Increased limit oil school budgets harms education franchise." She said in a prepared state- ment parly surveys and rec- ords of telephone calls at cam- limit in school board in- bud- gets has produced "harmful consequences for education." paign headquar.ers indicate as Eays the new president of the many as 25 per cent of the pos- sible voters have been left out. Former MLA bids for seat ASSINIB01A, Sask. (CP) James Hooker, former MLA for Notukcu Willowbunch de- feated in Ihe June 23 provin- cial eleclion, was chosen as Ihe Liberal candidate in the fed- eral riding of Assimboia. The seat was left vacant by the death last spring of Ab Douglas. By law, an election date must be declared no later than Oct. 23, although Ihe election could be held any time after that date. Alberta Teachers' Association. "The government's unilateral decision and plebiscite re- quirements under the new school act, have produced harmful consequences which are just now becoming widely Walter L. Hughes lold Ihe associaiton's 23rd an- nual conference. In a wide-ranging speech, he said Uie association must lake the lead in developing a "com- plete overhaul" of the prov- ince's system of financing edu- cation. "The methods (if financing education which were more or less adequate in the pasl, no longer suffice Ihe ATA has FL responsibility to ensure lhal educational finance is placed on a broader, more stable ha- BERTHA'S BACK ALMOST BROKEN The back of the Berlha army worm invasion is almost broken, according 1o the agricultural ministers of Alberta and Saskatchewan. 7he worms, shown eating away at some rapeseed stalki on a farm near lougheed. Alia., have destroyed thousands of acres of the crop, valued at an acre. NOW at the town chef Our Delightful SMORGASBORD AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING la p.m. SATURDAY EVENING lo p.m. Adulli 2.25 Childrtn Undor 12 1.50 Town Chif Profetsional Bldtj. Acron from Paramount "Time is running out and in- decision is proving costly in terms of harmful effects to edu- cation and to the economic slal- us of teachers." He also said the association needs to unite in combatting limitations being Imposed by school boards on t e a c h e r s' rights. "School boards, having lost their fiscal power under Uie new school act, are attempting to recoup some of this lost power by placing further limits on our rights. "As a matter of self-preserva- tion, we are impelled to oppose such moves, without apology for our valid resistance." Australia sells >vheat to Russia MELBOURNE (Rcuter) _ The Australian wheat board has made its first sale to Russia for six years. Board Chairman A. R. Calla- ghan announced loday that tons of wheat valued at more than (25 million had been sold in a cash deal. The sale was negotiated in Moscow last March by a three- member wheat board delega- tion. The wheat will be shipped to Russia between next January and June. Australia's last sale of wheal lo Russia was one miilJon tons in 195J-63. In Winnipeg, a Canadian wheat board spokesman said the grain sold was apparently a soft whual variety not readily available in Canada. area into Halifax harbor. A police spokesman said Uie situation was "holding ils own." All available personnel worked through the night and motorisls were requested to slay away from Ihe area if possible. In the Annapolis Valley, high- way connections were lorn, bridges buckled and culverts cracked from rising walers and along the easlern New Bruns- wick coast heavy seas churned up bv the s t c r m 's winds U.S. economic policy criticized smashed thousands of lobster traps. A three-hour power failure re- sulted Monday at Falmoulh on the Minns Basin after a tree fell on a power line, Water levels in the province began lo recede late Monday and the forecast for loday called for sunny skies over Ihe provinces. Estimates of damage and the cost of repairs, to he presented lo the provincial government, were expected lo be labulaled where possible today. Welfare Minister Scolt Mac- Nutt, acting as premier while Gerald Regan was in Charlolte- lown for a meeting of Maritime premiers, said the province would consider requests for fin- ancial assistance after Emer- gency Measures Organization officials had tabulated dam- nges. TOURISTS STRANDED In the lown Antigonish, in the northeastern pail of the province on the Northumber- land Strait, damage was esti- mated at more than million by town officials who described the flood there as "Die worst In hit the town in recent history." In (lie Artigonish area, lour- iss were stranded by bridge washouts, campers sought re- fuge from high winds and many persons were evacuated from low-lying trailer courts and from homes near rivers. More than 600 were housed Sunday night in residences on Uie campus of St. Francis Xav- ier University in the town. By late Monday, only a few dozen remained. Local stores reported damage over a wide area. One super- market had about eight feet of MONTREAL (CP) -Eric Kierans, former federal com- munications minister, Monday described U.S. President Nix- on's new economic policy economic "overkill." In an inlervlew, Mr. Kierans said the effects of Uie policy would be unduly harsh on a country already co-operating with the U.S. in attempts to solve common economic prob- lems. Mr. Kieranb said the Cana- dian government must make clear to the United States that "we're not responsible for their dollar difficulties. "I'm glad the government Is going down to Washington In force, he said In reference to External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp's mission to the U.S. later this week. "But we shouldn't go down hat-in-hand like beggars asking for crumbs from the rich man's he said. The announced intention of the delegation of cabinet minis- ters is to try lo convince the U.S. government that Canadian exports to the U.S. should be exempted from the 10-per-cent surcharges announced by Presi- dent Nixon Sunday night, Among other things, the presi- dent announced the surcharge on all goods imported into the U.S., wage, price and rent con- trols and the freeing of the U.S. dollar to find its own level of value in relation lo other cur- rencies. Mr. Kierans said: "We floaled our own dollar 15 monlbs ago and it has gone up six per cenl, and tins has hurl our manufac- turing industries. "For Ihe United States to im- pose an additional 10 per cent on are already co-oper- overkill on their part." Mr. Kierans, also a former revenue minister in the provin- cial government of Jean Le- sage, said Canada "hasn't been demanding gold instead of U.S. dollars, and we have continued lo export gold to America." "In fact, at the present time, our gold and reserve funds are at their lowest In many years. water in It and a new re, ;ional high school building was flooded. At least two dealhs were re- ported. Bolh were accidents caused by poor highway condi- tions in separate parls of the province. The tides of the Bay of Fundy swamped two draggers tied up at Margaretsville, N.S., and work was under way to refloat them. The wheat board declined CROPS DAMAGED comment on the sale. Farmland around r armers continue to protest aWriLOTTETOWN (CP) Prince Edward Island's protesl- ing farmers were back on the highway near Charlottclown Monday. About 25 tractors were on Ihe road at the last entrance to Charlotlelown as members of Ihe National Farmers Union continued their protest against government agricultural poli- cies Traffic on island highways was tied up for Lwo days last week as farmers prolcsted agri- cultural policies they say dis- criminate against small farm- ers. Ono of the farmers outside Chflrlollctown said the demon- strations will continue until the government meets their de- mands. The fanners are nsklnj for lefiislalion lo abolish corpornlc forming. They also wnnt a rc- rtiiclion in registration fees of farm trucks And long-lcrm, low-interest loans. Kenlvillc was damaged by lugh winds and Uie rain bill there was no estimate of damage to tobacco and apple crops. I A spokesman for the Nova I Scotia department cf agricul- ture Raid the cereal grain crop in Cumberland County received "considerable damage." 'In no way can we have been a drain on American he said. "They couldn't have been thinking of Canada when they made this move." Mr. Kierans said Canada would have t< devise an eco- nomic policy of its own "not just as n reaction to the Ameri- can move hut lo devise a set of economic policies able to meet our problems.1 He said that while he was critical of the 10-per-cent sur- charge, he applauded the U.S. decision to free itself from the gold standard. Heart-lung transplant patient dies CAPE TOWN (Reuterl Adrian Herbert, South Africa's first heart-lung transplant pa- tient, died today, Groote Schuur Hospilal announced. He died just 23 days after his operation July 25. The hospital gave no Immediate explanation of cause of death. Herbert, a colored (mixed face) South African, was the world's longest-surviving multi- ple transplant patient. He received the heart and lungs of a black African, Jack- son Gunya, in an operalion per- fonned by Dr. Chrisllaan Bar- nard's learn of transplant sur- geons at Groole Srhuur Hospi- tal. The first word that the 49- year-old Cape Town dental me- chanic was failing came Mon- day when the hospital reported that his condition had deterio- rated. He was South Africa's first, and the world's fourth, heart- lung transplant patient. The three other patients, all Ameri- cans, died within days of theii operalion, only one surviving for a week. Weather and road report ABOVE i9.n ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff....... Calgary Cranbrook Victoria...... Penticton...... Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon..... Kcgina....... Winnipeg...... Ottawa Montreal St. .John's..... Halifax....... Fredericton Charloltetown Chicago New York..... II L Pre 01 48 85 39 95 50 77 49 68 49 76 43 .10 84 43 .02 82 4G 7-1 52 79 51 69 52 .03 72 56 84 59 89 511 75 C2 ,45 73 55 75 59 77 W 71 56 .90 67 54 65 54 1.15 71 62 82 06 Miami..........B7 76 Los Angeles...... 83 09 Las Vegas.......102 00 Honolulu........86 74 Rome.......... 95 6-1 Paris............73 55 London......... C8 55 Berlin.......... 70 48 Amsterdam 72 59 Moscow......... 73 59 Stockholm.......67 50 Tokyo.......... 01 72 FORECAST day: Mainly sunny. Winds west 15-20 in lllc afternoon. A few isolated showers to- night. Lows near Wednes- day: Frequent sunny periods by noon. Highs near 75. Medicine Hat Today: Mainly sunny. Winds wesl 15-20. Lows tonight near 50. Wednesday: Isolaled afternoon showers. Highs 75-80. Colnmhia-Koolcnay Today and Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs both days 75-80, except near 70 in Columbia district Lows 43-55. 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