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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRIBGt HERAID WoHnesdny, Auguil 18, Exaggerate tax on farm items MEDICINE HAT, Alia. (CP) Federal minister of agricul- ture, Bud Olson, said Tuesday that tlio United Stales' decision to place a 10-pcr-ccnl surtax on imports will not aflect Canadian agricultural products as seri- ously "as rumors have led us to believe." Mr. Olson told a news confer- ence that probably less than million in agricultural com- modity sales will be affected. He called the news confer- ence, he said, 'lo allay unwar- ranted and exaggerated appre- hensions producers have in Canada following President Nix- on's announcement." "The good trade we've had with the U.S. will probably con- tinue at about the same prices." However, Mr. Olson said, the Canadian government will seek an over-all exemption from the surtax. Last year Canada sold 5345 million "worth of agricultural commodities to (he U.S., of which about million would have been exempt from Uie sur- tax. Included in the exempt com- modities, Mr. Olson said, are purebred cattle, mink, furs, hay, beef, veal wheat and cheese. Items which would be margin- ally affected include live feeder beet cattle non-purebred dairy cattle, hogs and bakery except for bread. Meanwhile, G. R. Purnell, Al- berta's deputy minister of agri- culture, said it still is not clear what effects the surtax will have on the sale of the prov- ince's agricultural products. Livestock and livestock prod- ucts form the bulk of Alberta Social Credit MLA resigns from party VICTORIA (CP) Social Credit MLA Dr. G. Scott lace announced Tuesday night he has resigned from the par- ty, but will continue to sit in tiic British Columbia legisla- ture as an Independent mem- ber for Oak Bay, the riding he has represented since 19C9. m his formal letter o[ re- signation sent earlier Tuesday to Premier W. A. C. Bennett, Dr. Wallace said his main rea- son for leaving the party was DR. G. WALLACE now independent the government's continued ignoring of the role of the pri. vate member. The recent order-in-council giving Health Minister Ralph Loffmark the authority to de- cide which doctors should have hospital privileges was simply the "last Dr. Wallace said in an interview. Meanwhile in Fort St. John Mr. Bennett said Tuesday a British Columbia election now would give his Social Credit government an even-larger ma- jority in the legislature. [LOUGHEEO VOTE GRAY, Dick PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE LETHBRIDGE ma i Iniorled by Dick Gray Campaign Organliallon agricultural sales in the U.S. and Dr. Purnell said it appears these ilems will not be subject lo the surtax. "But we don't know this for sure." Dr. Purnell suggested that businessmen hold off on any major sales commitments to U.S. Diiyers until they know for sure whether their product is subject !s the surtax. He said the freeze on prices in the U.S. would mean that the cost of the surtax, if ap- plied, would probably have w be borne by the exporter. Search too risky WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) There is little chance the bodies of four members of an Ameri- can mountain climbing expedi- tion who were swept off Mount St. Elias by an avalanche will ever be recovered. The risk of more avalanches at the site near the Yukon- Alaska border prevented RCMP Monday from searching for the four, who were caught in R gla- cier bed on the first stage of climbing the moun- tain when they were buried under the snow. "As it stands now, I don't think there's any feasible way the search for the bodies can be done." said RCMP Constable Jim Jennix. "It's just too dan- gerous to involve risking addi- tional lives." Constable Jennix, accompa- nied by an alpine expert, a cor- oner and a pilot, flew to the disaster site, 225 miles west of Wlutehorse, to study possibili- ties for recovering the bodies. "We was almost im- possible to 300 to 400 feet ovef the he said. COULDN'T SEE BODIES "But we could sec nothing o[ the [our bodies or any of the gear. There's also been addi- tional snow on top of the ava- lanche." RC1IP learned of the Aug. 11 disaster after the sole survivor of the party of five, Leslie Wheeler, 22, of San Francisco struggled to the base camp and sent a radio distress signal Fri- day. Missing and presumed dead are expedition leader John Hall, 26, of Portland, Ore., Stanley Adamson, 27, of Oakrldge, Ore., his 27-year-old wife, Lucille, and Susan Jean Deery, 24, of Long- view, Wash. Mr. Wheeler, uninjured after the snow slide, told police "it was like a bulldozer scraping you off the side of the hill." I wouldn't recommend any search party go into that partic- ular said Constable Jen- SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERYTHING -This unidentified fisherman is standing in what once was high dry lawn. Torrential rains have forced many area residents in Fin- ellas, Florida, to flee their homes for higher ground. But a few stayed for the fun of if. A low pressure area has brought rain in inch an hour doses. The water is above the waist in many areas. Opens lengthy rim Thursday CNE show takes on new look TORONTO (CP) The Cana- dian National Exhibition Is big- ger and belter than ever this year. That's an annual claim made by CNE officials, but this time :hey have some grounds for making it. The CNE, which opens Thurs- day and runs through Sept. 6, :ias undergone a face-lifting in the last 12 months and it has a glamorous new neighbor. Officials say the rejuvenated CNE coupled with its neighbor, t h e provincial government's Ontario Place, con- nected to the CNF by a bridge, are an answer to criticism that the CNE is old-fashioned and unimaginative. Notley calls government pollution program fraud PINCHER CREEK A re- cent out-of-court settlement for by two companies own- ing gas plants in this area "re- veals Uie government's anti-pol- lution program to be the polili cal fraud that it really New Democratic Party Leader Grant. Notley said Tuesday night. Speaking to an audience of about 00 persons, he faid the settlement by Shell Canada Ltd. and Gulf Canada Ltd. with 15 families "represented a vic- tory of citizens' determination over government neglect." Mr. Motley noted that the So- cial credit government had a study made in 1963-G4 of com- plaints by the families that gas plants were polluting the at- mosphere around their farm homes. In 1965, the govern- ment had reported the study showed1 no evidence of pollu- .ion damage. "There may have been no evidence in the eyes of the he said, "but here was surely enough evi- dence in the eyes of the com- panies to settle out of court for The 15 families had filed a million damage suit against (he companies after the government report was made. "It's a pity that individuals must go to the courts and in- cur legal fees and wait six years for the court's said Mr. Notley, "when the provincial government should have provided legislation to present the pollution in the first place." UlitUbbtl PKUBLbMS Wilbert Lancaster, front left, of Prlddis, talks with neighbor Chief Davo Crowchild of iho Sarcce Indian Resorvo aFtcr leaving a municipal council mc-otinn. in High River. Rancher Codcric Hopper has barriccided llm only road which crosses Mr. tan- casrar'i farm houie. Rains slow fires CALGARY (CP) Scattered .shoivers in the Rocky Mountain national parks brought relief Tuesday to men fighting 12 fires. A parks spokesman said Wood Buffalo National park, the largest in the system and nesting site of the whooping crane, still had 12 fires out of control but cool temperatures slowed the flames. A blaze in Glacier National Park was prevented in the Beaver River valley from crossing out of the park and good gains were made against another fire further iouth. In Ml. Revelsloke National Park, two fires merged into one covering 350 acres and should be contained later to- day, the parks branch said. In Yoho National Park, a fire which has burned along the Trans Canada Highway near Field, B.C., remained serious but 140 men and water bomb- ing helicopters were keeping the highway open. Three fires were- under con- trol in Jasper park and one in Banff was held in check. Prof. Sackville dies at Calgary CALGARY (CP) John Percy Sackville, former head of Ihe animal science depart- ment at Ihe University of Al- berta faculty of agriculture and authority on Animal hus- bandry, died hero at ago 92. Prof. Sackville retired from the university in aflcr 20 years at the school. During that lime, he conduct- ed research programs lo im- prove beef cattle production nnfl nlsn Rnrvffl nn nnd sheep comrrjttees of Ihe fed- eral agriculture department. lie was n member ot the agriculture inslitulc of Canada and served1 as national pral- flenl from 1K1K10. Separate admission fees arc mainly because on On- tario Place. CNE prices are for adults, for students and 50 cents for cluldren. EXPECTS BIGGER CROWDS Harold Tale, an assistant gen- eral manager of the CNE. says he expects attendance at the 93rd CNE will rise at least 10 per cent above last year's mainly because of On tario Place. He says 13 per cent of visitors to last year's CWE came front the United States, and that per- centage could rise this year. About has been spent by the CNE on newspaper ad- vertisements in the northern U.S. Quebec has an official exhibil at the CNE for the first one showing some of the industry, trade and tourist highlights of the province. Those people who remember when the CNE was "dry" now have a choice of six licensed liquor outlets. Ontario Place has another six. No one will go hungry either. Ontario Place Iras 18 restaur- ants or snack bars while (lie CNE has 80. The nightly grandstand show has a long list of stars, most of whom appear only one night. Comedian Jerry Lewis inaugu- rates the season Friday, with ticket prices ranging between and 56. only answer lo leisure time problem EDMONTON (CP) "Freebling" is the only way to cope with Ihe current in- crease in leisure time, envi- ronmentalist William Yeo- mans said here. he explained, "is just sitting around doing nothing." "It is the art of being unim- portant" Mr. Yeomans, from Victo- ria, told 200 delegates to a conference on the quality of life sponsored by the Cana- dian Parks and Recreation Association that if a person freebles, he can escape re- sponsibilities. Army bases at Penhold to be sold RED DEER (CP) Ottawa has agreed to sell 12 buildings at Canadian Forces Bases pen- hold to Ihe city for Mayor It. E. Barrett said Tues- day. The buildings are on 538 acres leased by the city from the department of transport in late June for use as an indus- trial airport. There arc three hangars, hvo residences, an administration building, a garage, a guard- house, a ration depot, a green- house, social centre and a building used by the Alberta hail studies. The city has leased the land at Ihc air base on terms of one dollar a year. Under Ihc lease agreement, the city has been assured the department of transport will reimburse up to for an immediate up- grading of facilities. "Nobody will call on you to head up corporations, lead committees or speak at con- ventions like this one." Moreover, if you freeble successfully, other persons will be more comfortable with you since you represent no threat to them. You would have no feelings of envy be- cause "you would have no de- sire to be important or im- press anyone." Mr. Yeoman said freebling Is his solution (o the "contin- ual pushing in society in a time when there are fewer and fewer jobs." One of his friends who had just retired was "totally job- and "just couldn't cope with sitting around doing nothing. "Well, a lot of us are going to be silting around with noth- ing to do in the near and we had better know how lo handle it." Mi1. Yeomans also said this "slowing down" would be ben- eficial lo Ihe environment since even recreational land use is "perpetrating some of the greatest desecrations against nature." Tory leader to visil I3.C. VANCOUVER (CP) Pro- gressive Conservative Leader Robert Slanfield will visit Brit ish Columbia Aug. 29 to Sepl. 1, it was announced. Mr. Slanfield will speak at a Conservative nominaiing con- vention in the of Frascr Valley West Aup. 30 and will also visit Powell River and Vancouver. Frnm Vancouver, he grcs io Saskatoon for Ihe Wcslcrn Can- ada conference of the Conserva- tive party Spot. 2-4. GOSPEL MEETING 2720 21st Ave. South, Lelhbrldge CHURCH OF CHRIST Coma hoar Ihe BIBLE preached by Mr. John Coffmnn of San Dingo, Calif. No denominational creedl no doctrines of man. Bring your Bible and a friend. You will have Ihe opportunity lo ask questions at the end of each lesson. THERE WILL BE NO COLLECTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC EACH EVENING AUG. 22nd 29fh EACH EVENING Transportation will provided If needed, Phono 328-5781 Indian centres need more funds CALGAHY (CP) Lack of 'unds may force Llic Calgary nnd Edmonton Indian friend- ship centres to close, three spokesmen said Tuesday. At a news conference, Jeff Chow-Lee, executive director o[ the Calgary centre; and Peter Kreswcll, executive director of the NAPI friendship centre, said unless more funds are forthcoming the two centres would have to cease operating about November. There are friendship centres in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prai- rie and Pincher Crc-ek, all sup- ported by provincial-federal grants. This year, they had requested a total budget of but Water aid for lake step closer LACOMBE (CP) Plans to send extra water into the dwindling Gull Lake by divert- ing the Blindman River have moved closer to implementa- tion. Town council has given its support and joined the village of Bently in backing the pro- vincial-government scheme. Cost sharing arrangements in the diversion project would not be known until the counties of Ponoka and La- combe, the town of Bimbey, the summer village of Gull Lake and the Red Deer Re- gional Planning Commission in- dicate if they will support the project. The water level of the lake, about 20 miles northwest ot Red- Deer, has declined 2.5 inches annually for the last 44 years. The total drop of about nine feet has created hundreds of yards of extra shoreline around the shallow Lake but has left cottages and recreational facil- ities far from the water's edge. The resort is popular with lo- cal residents and vacationers from Calgary and Edmonton. so far, said Mr. Kreswell, they have only received which although "it is an in- crease by over what has been received annually since is not adequate." Mr. Ogle said thai despite the over-all increase, Calgary's grant had only been Increased by "Meanwhile work here has doubled, most of the stalf is far underpaid and we still need more staff. "We're going to have tn close- up in November if we continue to operate as at present." Mr. Chow-Lee felt the solu- tion to the crisis might be co- ordination of Uie friendship centre, Uie federal and provin- cial governments and local community associations. "We're willing "to sit down and discuss the situation with all appropriate funding associ- lie said. "We're la a desperate position. "We feel that our budgets are the bare minimum and last year we faced (lie same crisis in Lethbridge and Pincher Creek." Senator dies at Halifax HALIFAX (CP) Senator Earl W. Urquhart of Nova Sco- tia died at the Victoria General Hospital here Tuesday. He was 50 years old. Senator Urquhart, a Liberal from Inverness-Richmond, had been in the Senate since Feb. 24. 1966. Born at West Bay, N.S., Sena- tor Urquhart attended provin- cial normal school at Truro, N.S. and Dalhousie University. He served in the BCAF and Canadian Army during the Sec- ond World War. Elected as member of Nova Scotia legislature in 1949, he served as house leader 1960- 62 and was leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal party from 1962- 65. Senator Urquhart was a mem- ber of the Canadian Bar Asso- ciation, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Weather and road report ABOVE SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lellibridgc Pincher Creek Cranbrook Waterlon Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon Regina....... Winnipeg...... Toronto Ottawa....... Montreal St. John's..... K I, Prc 77 50 79 49 HO 51 60 5.1 73 .01 70 47 63 51 .03 74 51 70 58 80 60 65 52 .24 72 57 74 46 BO 45 (Mi 55 C2 53 82 58 76 43 68 56 .02 Halifax 711 56 Fredericton.....84 57 Charloltelown .77 59 Chicago......... 71 62 York....... M 65 Miami..........87 81 Los Angeles.....80 70 Las Vegas.......102 79 Rome ............91 64 Paris ...........M 55 London......... 57 Berlin.......... 01 50 Amsterdam 77 59 FOIJEC.VST Lcllibrldgr, Medicine Hat, Calgary Today and Thurs- day: Sunny. Lows toniglil 50- 53. Highs Thursday near 80. Columbia, cloudy today. A few showers in Ihe Columbia district spreading lo Kootenays lliis aflcrnoon. Thursday: Runny with cloudy intervals. Highs 65-70 in Colum- bia district, near 80 in Koo- tenays. Lows both days 45-50. Highs Thursday 70-80. HE S S TON STAKHAND 60 ONE MAN CREW Come ond sen Ihe answer lo your haying headachei and backachasl We'll show you step by step how one man can pick up, pock and slack up lo 100 Ions of hoy per day without even leaving his Iraclor seat! Inquire Soon Al GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutrs Highway Phone 327-3165 Lethbridgt P.O. Box 1202 OFFIC1M, AS AT A.M. TODAY COUHTESV OF A MA All highways In Ihe Lelh-1 dry ond in gnnd driving condi- brldge District are bare and' lion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing CoillU M hours: Camay 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Del Bonila 7 a.m. lo B p.m.; Itooscvllle, B.C. 7 a.m. lo 11 p.m.; KiiiRsgnlc, B.C., 24 hours; 1'orthill-Hvkcrl.s II a.m. lo midniKhl. Chief Mountain G a.m. lo 9 p.m. Wildhorsc, 7 a.m. lo II p.m. Pass open 24 hours ;