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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta AMBULANCE SERVICES NEED MORE MONEY-NOT MORE STUDY Rural ambulance service In the Lethbridgc area ranges from over adequate to non- regional officials have been tcld. The professional planners at the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission say the service and others fire pro- library and solid waste disposal need more study. Money is available for the but members of the com- mission don't agree the project should be started. Commission repre- sentatives of the municipalities in the voted 6 to 4 Thursday to reject further study. The majority of members felt enough information is already available on the subjects. What is needed is not more informa- tion but more money to pay for the they say. Lawrence executive director of the said the provincial govern- ment's Task Force on Urbani- zation and the Future was pre- pared to back the study with because of its application to other areas of the province with similar problems. In many Alberta communi- station wagons of local doctors or other residents are .used as ambulances in emer- cays planner J. J. Simons. He says the system is proven adequate in many areas but there hss sever been a disaster which has bared potentially inefficient For Picture Butte and Magrath both rely on Lath- bridge ambulance service in non-emergency situations. But the distance from the towns end Lethbridge make it neces- sary to press either a physi- cian's car or another resident's station wagon into service in emergencies. In some more than one co operates to finance a proper ambulance service. The Tabsr for is financed on a 50-50 basis between the town and the Municipal District of Taber. The rejected study was to in- vestigate the possibiltiy of set- ting up a central dispatch in the region. Such a policy might have meant that when pol- ice or ambulance service was needed somewhere in the the service unit nearest to the emergency would be Mr. Simons says. The central dispatch system was Implemented in Ontario after a complete revamping of emergency service there. Another possibility for South- ern Alberta is an air ambu- lance. One of the proponents of an air Lethbridge city manager Tom recent- ly proposed investigating idea of a heliport on the roof of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. From there a helicop- ter could be quickly sent to out- lying areas. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 209 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 44 PAGES DRASTIC ACTION NEEDED Island exodus halted double lane of campers and trailers stretches for miles and a six-hour wait cs tourists fled Vancouver Island in anticipa- tion of a complete shutdown by the entire British Columbia ferry fleet. Thou- sands didn't make it. B.C. ferry workers halt Island sailings VANCOUVER Ground transportation be- tween mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Is- land was virtually halted to- day as about non-li- censed B.C. government ferry workers voted almost unanimously to strike. Canadian Pacific ferries to Vancouver Island were also grounded as non-oper- ating railway workers in B.C. began a 24-hour rotat- ing strike at 6 a.m. Non-licensed government ferry workers voted to strike early today at meet- ings here and at Nanaimo and on the resort area north of Vancouver. The vote is ef- fective immediately. Union officials had pre- dicted the which cams after llth-hour ap- peals for settlement from B.C. Transport Minister Bob Strachan failed. Both government and un- ion officials predicted a lengthy strike if talks Inside Judge won t bt hen. Ha missed his train.' Classified 1B-21 Comics......24 Comment......4 District......3 Joan Waterfield 9 Local News 14 Markets 22 Sports 11 Theatres 9 Travel.......26 TV........5-9 Weather 2 Workshop......25 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SAT. SHOWERS scheduled for Monday pro- duce no settlement. spokesmen for the two major air lines between the mainland and Vancouver Island said res- ervations on the 10 daily flights to Victoria are not available until Tuesday. Air Canada and Pacific Western Airlines said they were swamped with re- quests for extra flights but none were planned. They advised passengers to stay home or to come to the air- port and take their chances on no-shows in emergency situations. CP Air does not fly to the B.C. capital. At issue in the govern- ment ferry strike are wag- wage adjustments and paymnent for work on stat- utory holidays. Crews were offered a minimum 10-per- cent raise on current wag- which range from a month for a passenger ticket agent to a month for a chief cook. More than workers in Vancouver voted 85 per cent in favor of strike ac- tion. Ground crew at Nan- aimo were unanimous in their strike vote while workers at Vancouver were 85 per cent in favor. The vote at Langdale was three to one to strike. Offi- cial results of the Victoria vote were not available. Jr. hockey 'a slave market' Tory lashes into Grit ag programs By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta MP Gor- don Towers has launched a vigorous attack on the Lib- eral government over its con- troversial program of controls on beef and pork exports. Mr. Towers said even if Prime Minister Trudeau knew nothing about farming at least Agriculture Minister Eugen Whelan should have tackled situation from a common sense point of view. In an official party statement Mr. Towers said even if con- trols had to be imposed they should have been imposed Fri- day night ratner Monday night. By Monday night produc- ers already had huge stocks in transit to the markets. the hall don't these guys use their heads once in a Eugene Whelan would do well to use his mouth a little less and his brain a bit more. This week's charade in Ottawa cost Western livestock produc- ers abcul million needlessly. If the announcement had bsen made on a the produc- ers could have made orderly preparations and market trad- ing would not have been so elected to the House of Commons for the first time in the Conservative sweep of Alberta last Oct. de- scribed the government's move in this area as one of and an ill-prepared was a stupid piece of as far as live- stock producers are concerned. It caught hundreds and possibly thousands of producers with livestock in transit to Changes to tapes wouldn't be known TORONTO Tape- recording experts in Canada and the United States say alterations in tapes are un- detectable and any changes to President Nixon's tapes may not be spotted if they are re- leased to the United States Sen- ate Watergate committee. This consensus was compiled by CBC-Radio staff for broad- cast today in a one-hour seg- ment of As It starting at 7 p.m. local times across Canada. CBC technicians tested the ability of the experts to detect several dozen changes in copies of a 30-minute tape containing interviews and a 20-note melody segment pre- pared in Toronto studios. In some cases those who included recording engi- electronics experts and David head of the Co- lumbia School of Broadcasting in New imagined they heard edits where none the program shows. They failed to detect many of the alterations although all were made by simple cuttings with a razor blade and splicing tape on CBC equipment with- out the use of sophisticated electronic devices. And despite the experts' con- tention that they were listening to content to catch changes in none recognized an al- teration in an interview on a current Ontario legislature in- quiry which changed a speaker's reply to a vital ques- tion from to Most experts tried to detect the alterations by replaying the tapes at normal or reduced speeds. at least one used an oscilloscope to trace wave but with little success. Max story editor for Hie radio said opinion on the legal implications of the un- detectable alterations is per- haps more interesting than the results of the detective work. He interviewed Hugh consultant to London police on I aped who said taped evidence submitted in court Ss Mr. Ford said edits are detec- table by the human ear which are not detectable by other means and the addition of back- ground sounds can successfully mask alterations. He said copies of tapes are not admissible in British courts unless the original can be ac- counted for in his voice-prints which attempt to identify a particular speaker are Skipper injured on boat OTTAWA David skipper of the Ca- nadian yacht Greenpeace HI protesting French nuclear test- ing in the South was in- jured this week when he re- sisted French sailors trying to impound his the external affairs department confirmed today. A department spokesman said Mr. apparently is in good condition in a French mili- tary hospital at with an eye injury. The boat was towed to Mu- ruroa Lagoon where it will re- main during the French nuclear blast expected by the end of the the sources said. They said the crew of four was evacuated to Hao Atoll midway between Tahiti and Mu- ruroa. Hao is an advance atomic base. France conducted two nuclear tests in the atmosphere at Mu- ruroa last month in defiance of worldwide protests and the presence in the area of the atoll of protest vessels including New Zealand frigates. EDMONTON _ A study of the rights of individuals in amateur hockey in Alberta has severely criticized the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association saying hockey at the Major Junior A level little different from a slave The commissioned by the Alberta department of youth and says constraints upon the individual rights of hockey players at the pre-professional levels are so serious as to cry out for immediate and drastic action. this the amateur hockey system is little different from a slave mar- ket in which the promoters and dealers have taken all power unto themselves and have reduced the status of the individual to the point where he has become a pawn of the The prepared by L. W. Downey Research Associates Ltd. of calls for the Alberta government Establish an amateur sport or hockey ombudsman or com- Prohibit contracts between non-adults and amateur sport Dsdare invalid agreements between a player and a team or association restricting the free- dom of the player to play with the team of'his ft Prohibit agreements among amateur sports teams and asso- ciations that restrict the free- dom of a player to choose his Declare invalid any sale or trade of a player in any ama- teur sport without his written Prohibit amateur teams or associations from receiving compensation for costs used to develop players' skills in any sport. An ombudsman would eval- uate conditions of amateur sports in initiate and enforce legislation and adjudi- cate disputes between associ- teams and players. The 63-page report reserves some of its strongest criticism for the the governing body of amateur hockey in ada. declaring itself the final and absolute authority in the es- tablishment of hockey policy and in the control of hockey the association has at- tempted to remove itself from public accountability and to deny the possibility of external arbitration and review mecha- Many of the CAHA's bylaws impose invalid restrictions upon the freedom of individuals and the CAHA in individuals and committees far more dis- cretionary power over o'Jier in- dividuals than any free society should The CAHA denies hockey players their rights to natural justice by sanctions against in- dividuals who appeal decisions in the the report says. The operators of the major pre-professional leagues through contracts with players and agreements among to enslave individ- uals and deprive them of vir- tually all freedom of choice and Story Page FIRST FROM NEW PRESS The special supplement in today's City Schools in Is the first product printed with The Hbrald's new offset printing process. The Herald will ivtftch completely to the new pro- cess next month. Railway disputes close iirirf TORONTO Oil Ltd. may have to close its fer- tilizer plant at Edmonton in few due to shortages of raw materials supplied by rail- a company official said to- day. situation can best be de- scribed as Bill supply manager for Esso Chem- ical the Imperial divi- sion which operates the eaid. Supplies have been inter- rupted by rotating strikes of railway workers. Mr. Innes said the plant re- quires a of phosphate rock because it does not have stockpiling facilities. Fertilizer plants now are pro- ducing for the 1974 crop year but they will not be able to catch up on lost ha said. fertilizer Industry Is at capacity. As a if it loses a ton it doesn't matter when that ton is to be Mr. Innes said Imperial take every effort to pro- tect our Canadian and production losses would af- fect export sales. He said a plant closure likely would not have a serious im- pact on employment because the plant is highly automated and equipment must be main- tained regardless of whether it is producing fertilizer. Some relief seen for meat prices OTTAWA Some relief from high meat prices was pre- dicted Thursday by Trade Min- ister Alastair but he expects it to take week or Strike enters 4 MONTREAL Non-op- perating railway employees in British the Northwest Territories and the Yukon walk off the job at 6 a.m. local time today as strike action against Canada's rail- ways enters its fourth week. About employees will walkout in the western and northern parts of the country. Another non-ops return to work in Quebec at 6 a.m. EDT today. An additional Ontario rail workers east of Thunder Bay are expected to return to work at midnight tonight. An- other ended a three-day walkout Thursday afternoon in ihe Atlantic provinces. union leaders de- layed until at least today their reply to proposals made by Judge Alan B. Gold the ninth day of his mediation efforts in the dispute between 11 railways and non-op- erating represented by the Associated Non-Oper- ating Railway Unions. to work through the mar- keting system to the consumer. He based his prediction on talks with packing industry spokesmen who indicated there will be easing of prices in the near he said in an inter- think that one has to remember that the meat com- ing onto the market in the next few days and perhaps for an- other week was peat which was purchased at higher prices. The price of steers has eased in the last couple of days. It takes a week or so before that works its way through the Mr. Gillespie met Thursday with packing industry represen- tatives as well as those from the soybean-crushing which produces high-protein livestock feed supplements. He met Wednesday with the Canadian Federation of Agricul- the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and hog producers. The talks were aimed at c 1 e a r i ng some misunder- on the part of the pro- about livestock export restrictions imposed at mid- night Monday. SMII and htard About town Andy Staysko displaying apples the size of softballs from a tree be planted in 1925 Patsy and Jeff DeBoer patiently waiting for their pet dog to recover from a tonsillectomy. ;