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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IFIHBRIDGE HERAID Augml "71 Wage-price freeze rift continues to increase WASHINGTON' (CT-Af) as their gravest crisis In Treasury .lol'n H. JO Comially said ludiiy AFL-CIO C'onnally, appearing on NBC's President (Inn-Re Mcany's oppo- sition to ihc 90-day wage-price freeze shows "he basicnllv losl touch with what is meaningful Today television show, said it was "sheer n o n s c n s c" and "rank demagogueiy" to argue, as Meanv and elhers haie, Ihat to the American workman." I President Nixon's Invent rc- Thc verbal jab repealed an j quels favor business at thc ex- administration criticism that al-i ponse of the worker, ready had Me.-iny fuming. It HIFT WIDENS came less than two hours before The statements pointed up an u White House delegation increasingly widening rift he- headed for AFL-CIO headquar-' twecn the adminislralion new contract with the Big Throe auto-makers if pay increases and other benefils arc not granted. One AFL-CIO source said of the conlrols: "ll's the most seri- ous thing for us since Ihe ques- tion fiist came up in World War II on bow controls could legally be clamped on." al j D jJodgson sent Nixon to dfscllss thc [protests and questions of union sl ters to meet labor leareds vir-1 labor. ually united in opposition to die I The big United Auto Workers I wage-price freeze, viewed by i union threatened lo cancel ils council. Meanwhile, thousands of s t r i k i ng longshoremen, tele- phone workers, teamsters, con- struction workers and others continued their walkouts despite Nixon's back-to-work request and federal hints of stiff fines if they don't voluntarily return to The proceedings could be or- "fill. OMay dered resumed at any arrests MONTREAL (CP) The Quebec justice department de- nied Wednesday ili.il charges 32 pen fall under the War Measures Act have been dropped. Jacques Duc'ros. special Crown pros-jailor ivhn handled the major cases arising out of last fall's kidnap crisis, said "not a single dial go has been dropped or The jusiicc department Mon- day ordered a "nolle prosequi" lo Crcwn or an order to suspend all action in cases involving the 32 persons unlil further notice. Solicitor-General Hoy Four- nier, acting justice minister, said thc expiry May I of the Public Order (Temporary Mea- sures') Act made it difficult to continue proceedings against the persons involved. This was interpreted as being an order lo drop all charges. STAY ON BOOKS But Stephen Cuddihy, chief Crown prosecutor for the Mont- real district, said the charges remain on Ihe books indefi- nitely. that is not lo say they will be, rsons arrested last j but they could be." Any of the 32 accused could find himself hauled into court to face trial next week, next year, or at any time if the justice de- partment should change ils mind. WO three progressing BOLTON, England (Renter) Two of the quints born to 24- y e a r -o 1 d Pauline Gnnirly Wednesday died during thc night, a hospital spokesman an- nounced today. Both were boys. The remain- ing children, two boys and a girl, were progressing well, said a spokesman at the Bolton Dis- ricl Hospital where they were born. freeze. THY SOOTHING MEANY High administration sources confirmed efforts lo mollify George Me-any, 77-year-old pres- ident of the AFL-CIO who pro- tcs'ed tlie freeze and was infuri- ated at Ifodgson. Thc labor sec- retary had said Meany ap- peared "sadly out of step with the needs and desires of Ameri- ca's working men and Hodgson's comment was in a press release other federal offi- cials tried but failed to stop. "We have to be said one source of administra- tion efforts to calm labor fears, win voluntary co-operation on the wage- price freeze and end strikes involving work- ers. Labor contracts covering another 500.000 workers are due to expire during the freeze and the government asked unions In- volved not to start new strikes. One AFL-CIO source indi- cated the 13.6-niillion-member Isbor federation wiU try lo chal- lenge Nixon's authority in the federal courts. CASH GETTING COLD SHOULDIER Cold U.S. cash gets Ihe cold shoulder at this slore in downtown Toronto Wednesday as sign over cash register lells American customers that their money will not be accepted due to the confusion over the value of fhe money iri fhe woke oF new U.S. economic policies Similar signs popped up in severa stores around the city Highways board promised if Conservatives elected EDMONTON (CP) A pro- incial highways commission with the authority to arrange long-term financing would be created by a Progressive Con- servative Covtmunent, Party Leader Peter Lcugheed said Wednesday night. "Such an approach would overcome Ihe existing haphaz- ard situation created by year- to-year appropriations, fluctu- ating wilh revenue distortions of oil and gas lease he said in a prepared statement. A grid road program, which You give it all you've got. Molson Golden gives you alf the good, smooth taste you deserve. It's the beer everyone enjoys. So get a Molson Golden. olson Golden ...you've earned Ui the Social Credit government said it could not start because it lacked the funds, would be a priori ly of a Conservative gov- ernment, he said. Progress would be dependent on the amount of long-term financing available. He said the Social Credit g o v e r n ment's "progress" in highway construction is myth. "The amount of money spent on highway construction is still the same as it was in 196fi. "When one considers that Ihe Championship curling hroom given Loughecd ANDREW (CP) Peter Loughecd picked up a cham- pionship curling broom Wed- nesday and then swept through 13 northeastern Alberta towns on his fourth rural tour of the Aug. 30 Alberta electron cam- paign. Mr. Lougheed, Progressive Conservative party leader, got the well-worn broom from Hec G'crvais of St. Albert, who used it in winning the world curling championship in Mr. Gervais urged (he Con- servative chieftain to use thc broom well "in your sweep to power." Moving at a fast clip In a two-bus caravan, Mr. Loug- heed travelled in a wide arc north and east of Edmonton, through St. Albert, Morinville, Redwater, Andrew and Vegre- ville. value of money has been steadily decreasmg, you can sec we haven't been getting the same amount of road construc- tion done in Alberta." Mr. Lougheed said the num- ber of primary highway miles has increased only 5.5 per cent although motor vehicle regis- trations have gone up 25 per cent, fuel oil taxes 81 per cent and licence taxes 43 per cent. In an attempt to make the highways safer, a Conservative government would initiate e follow-up action system on rec- ommendations of coroner's in- quests concerning road condi- tions, he said. He also promised the Con- servatives would develop meth- ods to make cablevision avail- able to all Albertans at a rea- sonable cost, would help estab- lish metropolitan transporta- tion systems and would im- prove rural telephone service, Drug situation disturbs mayor CLARESHOLM Mayor Er- nest 'Patterson of Claresholm said today if young people liere want lo obtain marijuana they can get it within half an hour. Mayor Patterson said many parents of young people in this town arc "not even aware of the situation." Coim c i J recently introduced and gave two readings to a town bylaw designed to limit the sale of "soft drugs" to per- sons under the age of 18. It is expected the bylaw will pass al the next council meeting, al- though at least one councillor is opposed to the measure on Hie grounds it limits freedom of enterprise by local mer- chamts. The bylaw, said Mayor Pat- terson today, will prohibit sale of paint thinner, fingernail pol- ish remover, model airplane glue and possibly other sub- stances to young people under the age of 10 without their par- ents' consent. Mayor Patterson says the situation here is 'getting se- rious. "There has been quite a bit of pushing going on up here, there's no question about le says. RCMP here say the situation 'is no worse than in other towns." Two weeks ago Mike Neily, 22, of Claresholin, was convict- ed of possession of marijuana and fined According to .alk around town, Neily col- lected from youngsters un- der 18 who wanted to help pay the fine. Neily denied this today, say- Woman named to 'IP board EDMONTON (CP) Anne- Vlarie Decore ol Edmonton has been appointed to the interim 'overning authority of Atha- lasca University. Mrs. Decore teaches sociol- ogy at the University of Alber- a where she is a doctoral can- didate. She is the second wom- an to be appointed to the gov- erning board. The university is to be built in St. Albert. Ing lie "obviously got enough to pay the fine but most of this was my own money." "S o 111 c people think you shouldn't give any publicity to says the mayor. "I think Ihe parents should at least be aware of it." The mayor says youngsters aged 12 to 15 are exposed to marijuana pushing in the local high school. Two weeks ago town council wrote to Attorney General Ed- gar Gcrhart asking for extra penalties for drug pushing and possession. Council also wrote to federal minister of justice John Turner asking for great- er federal involvement in the drug situation. "Both governments are deep- ly said Mayor Pat- terson. SC to lose some seals says Patrick RED DEER (CP) The Se- rial Credit Party will Jose some seats In (lie Aug. 30 pro- vincial eleclion, but retain power, Riiss Patrick, retiring mines minister, said Thursday. The unrest across Canada, which was evident in the last five provincial elections, is bound to cause the party to lose some seats, especially since 10 new seals have been added, he said. But recent polls indicated an upsurge In sup- port for Social Credit. Mr. Patrick said an In- creased opposition would maita governing easier, because a government with a large ma- jority is vulnerable to criti- ism. Regarding the 10 per cent surtax on imports Imposed by the United States, he said Can- ada reflects the U.S. economic position and if the new eco- nomic measures help the U.S., Jiey will also help Canada's insition. He said Ihc surtax would not be applied to Alberta oil and gas exports, Baby flushed down toilet BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) A baby girl died early today less Uisn 2-1 hours afler being aban- doned by a mother who appar- ently flushed her down Ihe open toilet of moving train at birth. Doctors at the local hospital laid christened by the staff Wednesday, the fcasl day of St. of a frac- .ured skull and other injuries. The baby was found on the railway tracks afler surviving he fall. Police said she appar- ently was born in a toilet of a 3ologna-Milan train to a woman who had still not been found. Weather and road report ABOVE ZERO AT FRIDAY SUNSET NOON Lethnriilgc Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary Victoria PenlMon Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon..... Itegjna....... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Monlrcnl 65 H 1, Prc HI 49 82 45 B2 52 51 49 49 52 55 53 57 45 59 5't .02 ,03 4 Quebec........ 73 I St. John's....... 62 Halifax Charlottclown rredericlon .73 Chicago 76 68 New York M 72 Miami 8G 78 Los Angeles 78 67 Las Vegas 102 82 Rome a6 63 Paris BO 65 London 76 M Berlin 82 55 Amsterdam 81 59 Moscow Sloekhc-Im 78 72 Tokyo 80 67 FORECAST l.otlilimlRc MrcllHne Hat Today: Sunny. ti> niBht near Friday: Sunny. Slrnng west winds. Highs 85- Today: sunny Lows tonight rear 50. Friday: Sunny. Brisk west winds. Highs BO-R5. CoIuinliiH, Knolrnny To- day: '.laiuly sunny. Friday; Sunny, except some cloud ui the Columbia district. Highs to- day mid Friday BO 85. Lows to- night in low 50s. HESS TOM ONE MAN CREW POWER Come ond sen Ihe onswer lo your haying headachei and backachesi We'll show you step by step how one man ton pld, up, pock ond stack up lo 100 loni of hay per dav withoul even leaving his iraclor seal! Inquire Soon At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulls Highway Phone 377-3163 lelhbridge P.O. Box 120J CANADA, NOW EUROPE BY BIKE Joan and ten Moiher, both 23, cf CroUon B.C, sit in fronl of ilieir bikei they used to cycle miles across Canada But Iho pair sold >uch a lour Is dangerous and lliey didn'i recommend it because Canadians are not ready tor cyclisls. Tboy loft Wednesday from Ottawa for a lour of Europe OFFICIAL AS AT A HI. T013AY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In. the Lclh-ulry and In good driving condl- bridge Dislricl nre hare and I lion. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening mill Closing Coutla 21 hours: Carway 5 n.m. lo II p.m. MST; Del Bonila 7 am lo C p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 7 a.m. lo II p.m.; [Cingsgnle DC 21 hours; I'orlhill-Hykcrts n n.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain 6am to I) p.m. Wildhorsc, 7 a.m. (o S p.m. Logan 1'ass open 24 hours dally. ;