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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta a THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, August 22, 1970 Exploration Or Wilderness? EDMONTON (CP) The most politically popular move for the Alberta government in the last week would have been to remove potential wilderness area land from an oil explora- tion sale, James Henderson, Al- berta health minister and act- ing minister of mines and min- erals said here. But the whole question of the utilization of Alberta 1 a ri d is one for the Alberta public to decide, not for partisan poli- tics. The obvious approach must be multiple use of land with a co-existence of r e c reational and industrial activities, he said in an interview. "In light of the public senti- ment in tlie whole question of pollution, it would certainly be politically expedient for us to stand up and ban areas (from mineral exploration) and to ac- cede to conservation groups." And while he expressed sym- Rail Hearing To Proceed (CP) The Cana- dian transport commission an- nounced Friday it will proceed as scheduled with public hear- ings next week in Calgary and Vancouver on the proposal by Canadian Pacific Railway to re- duce the number of runs of its crack transcontinental passen- ger train, the Canadian, and raise fares. The hearings will open Mon- day morning in Calgary and Thursday morning in Vancou- ver, a spokesman for the com- mission said. pathy in general with the ob- jectives of the groups, "it would be a simple matter it our responsibility was only to the conservationists." T h e government is accused by conservation groups of choosing to ignore their wishes in favor of a few oil com- panies. The province Tuesday netted only in the sale of exploration leases on acres of potential wilderness area in the Kananaskis Lakes area, about 50 miles southwest of Calgary. If the government submitted to the same pressure n years ago on the Swan Hills Oil field northwest of Edson, the Alber- ta taxpayer would not now be receiving 530 million annually in oil royalties, he said. In light of these circum- stances, to remove such areas of land insisted upon by con- servation groups from all m dustrial develop ment, "pre- sents serious economic he said. "If the taxpayer is prepared to forego that type of revenue, well, the government can do it." ques- Malone Hammers Defence Policies Group Seeks Meeting With Premier Strom EDMONTON (CP) The 200-member Alberta ness Association will ANOTHER FIGHT SHAPING UP The riverboftom island west of the city which the department of highways has been using for a source of grave] in the rebuilding of Highway 5, is coming back into the news again. The city's parks and recreation deportment says it had been assured by the government that only one end of the island would be used as a gravel source. This week bulldozers were all around the Island scraping off overburden and searching for more gravel. Bill Brown, city parks and recreation supe'rintendent said he was in touch with the department of highways and transportation and had been told that the department had given the contractor instructions to take gravel from the south end of the island as "had previously been agreed to." Mr. Brown said "that's not the way our agreement reads." Wilder- Similar hearings at Winnipeg Regina were postponed this week after the Canadian Kail- way Labor Association chal- lenged the right of J. W. Pick- ersgill, commission president, to sit on the question. An application by the railway labor group to disqualify Mr. Pickersgill was rejected Friday in Winnipeg in a decision by Mr. Justice J. E. Wilson' of the Court rf Queen's Bench. The commission spokesman laid the Winnipeg hearing would be rescheduled for Octo- ber and one would be arranged meeting with Premier Harry Strom to clarify government policy _ on oil and gas explora- on in potential wilderness reas. Floyd Stromstedt of Calgary, association president, said hi for Saskatchewan same time. about the 107 St. S. HALE OPTICAL Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7152 an interview that he'hopes the meeting can be arranged be- fore mid-September when Mr. Strom leaves for a tour of Japan and Australia. "We hope to go right over the heads of those in the de- partment of mines and min- said Mr. Stromstedt. "The government policy is a nebulous thing nothing is written down anywhere." Conservation groups and op- position party spokesman have been urging the government not to accept tenders for re- source development on lands that could form part of expand- ed wilderness areas in the fu- ture. Creditistes Head West Caouette Steps Up Campaign DIE IN PLUNGE SEOUL, South Korea (Heu- ters) At least 14 persons were reported killed here when a bus plunged 50 feet into a valley from the recently open- ed Seoul-Pusan highway. EDMONTON (CP) The Quebec-based Ralliement Credi- tiste stepped up its campaign for support in the West Friday as the Social Credit movement began celebrating its 35th birth- day. National leader Real Caouette led a group of Quebec Credi- tistes, 'including seven members of Parliament and two members of the Quebec National Assem- bly, to the opening of a two-day western policy conference. With them came a plea to reach over any barriers separating French Canada and the "West and form a revitalized national Socia Credit party capable of winnin the next federal election. The federal Social Credi Rally is organizing nationally under Mr. Caouette under orig; nal Social Credit concepts. The convention here plans to draft a new constitution and dis cuss organization and strategy or the next federal election The constitution will ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Ptanlnj community evert? Then nssnt a FMirtsrii Spetisl Events Caravan now. ThiCaravan, with its public idtes system and modem Mage facilities is available free cf_ charge by writing to: Promotion Department, Rottaans of Pall Mall Canada Limited, 3403 Slh'Srreet South East, Calory 24, Alberta. presented to a national conven tJon next year. One of the Creditistes in at tendance was Camil Samson the 35-year-old provincial leadei who led the party to 12 seats in the Quebec election last spring WILL WORK WITH WEST Mr. Samson told a banquet following the first working ses- sion that Social Credit in Quebec is willing to help the West and in turn needs western support. "We should be like brothers. We can't go alor.e. This is a fight we have to do together- all together. "We might have a little differ- ence in language but we have the very same of money." It was 35 years ago today that William Aberhart became pre- mier of Alberta and formed the first Social Credit government in Canada. Since then the gov- ernment has not been defeated and British Columbia also has gone Social Credit. vinced that they must .ganize the federal party without direct aid from their provincial counterparts. Representatives of the western provinces said that combined federal-provincial organizations would not benefit revi-talization of the party on a federal scale. However, they said the movement's principles be changed and a federa Social Credit government woulc help sister governments in the provinces to realize these con cepts fully. The federal Rally now has 13 seats in the House of Commons but all are from Quebec and delegates say the present constitution needs revision to suit all Canada. Work 'Han EDMONTON (CP) Quebec separatism would pose n threat to Canada if Quebecers were satisfied with then- living standard, Camil Samson, leac er of the Quebec provincia Creditistes said here. The problems of language are secondary, he told In Hand' etary policies and end the sep aratist threat, he said. "We will join our hands wi our brothers in the west. W need you as much as you nee< All Quebec provincial MP are ready to support the fe< era! Social Credit movement, TORONTO (CP) fi. S. M lone, publisher of the Winnip Free Press, today hammered Canada's defence policies ai said they were endangering t country, its allies and wor peace. Mr. MUonc, a C a n a d i a Army brigadier in UK Secoi World War, said Canada "f [lie first time in its experienc is in default to its allies and itself." Speaking at the Warrior's D; luncheon at the Canadian N ;ional Exhibition, he blame Ms on "miscalculation and mi management." "The state of the wor; around us has been miscalc lated to begin with, its danger underestimated, its continuin fragile balance of power to lightly he said.. "Based on these miscalcula tions, our defence policies hav been tragically mismanage! They no longer serve our min: mum needs, or those of the a, lies who protect us. They hav become not only ineffective bu almost irrelevant." He hit at "deterioration' militia units and unification o the armed forces. CLAIMS BIG DROP "Today it is estimated tha the operational efficiency o. Canada's armed forces is ap proximately 50 per cent of whal it was before the unification ex- periment. "The confusion resulting from unification has also created great difficulties in undertaking any effective joint operations with British and American units. Our present armed forces are now unique perhaps in being the only one of its kind in the world. silliness' as one air vice-marshal termed it. "Worse perhaps is the fact that few of the officers in our armed forces have any real faith in the government's inten- tions or policies. Surely it is now time to call a halt to this useless and costly experiment of unification. "Recruiting and morale have both collapsed and Prime Minis- ter Trudeau has confirmed that 40 per cent of the graduates from our military colleges are choosing to quit the service as soon as their minimum periods are up. "The means lo defend our laws in an emergency or crisis do not exist in Canada today." CANADA BACKS OUT While Russia was expanding its power in the Middle East, Canada was not prepared lo make any contribution towards security in this area. "We must, of course, always press for peaceful settlements, but we cannot ignore the grow- ing dangers in the southern flank of NATO and the entire Middle East. If the crunch comes, will NATO through lack of military strength, be faced with the choice of nuclear sui- cide or giving in to blackmail? "Will we not be in the same wsition as France in 1938, with nir forces unprepared and pub- ic opinion believing that peace ms a higher moral issue than Mr. Malone had just recently returned from a visit to Britain and northwest Europe "where I iad talks with numerous senior efence and foreign office offi- ials." 'May I tell you that Canada's white paper on oreign policy is ridiculed and aughcd at. The question was sked, why did we issue a white aper at all? It said nothing ex- .ept some threadbare r if anything, simply an- we didn't have any re- listic policies." A text of his speech was is- ued to the press before deliv- j-y. Iimian Rights Filled EDMONTON (CP) Keith Renders, 32, an officer with e human rights branch of the partment of labor, has been pointed administrator of the anch. le will "direct operations in forcement of the Human ghts Act, prohibiting dis- mination, and will conduct ucational programs. Most of Friday's conference agenda involved informal dis- cussions. Resolutions on policy and a new draft constitution were expected to be presented oday. For Mr. Caouette it was a bird visit to the West in 15 months to help establish Rally branches in each of the four provinces. LISTS SUPPORTERS He told a news conference be- fore the convention that Alberta now has 500 active Rally sup- porters, British Columbia about the same, Saskatchewan 200 to 300 and Manitoba. gates at a federal Social Credi policy convention for the west era provinces. Social Crediters in all prov inces must work hand in han< to attain federal Soared mon F.O.E. Bingo Saturday S p.m., Eagles Hall Sunday Concert 2-4 p.m Henderson Lake Park, Sunset Four Stock Car Racing Sunday p.m., Exhibition Grounds Gyro Circus, Monday, Tuesday Exhibition Grounds, and 8 p.m. Labor Club Bingo Monday 8 p.m., Labor Club Carmangay Agricultural Fair, Monday Weight Watchers, Tuesday 8pm El Rancho Motor Hotel Lethbridge Fish and Game Binto Wednesday 8 p.m., Eagles Hall Elks Bingo, clubrooms, Thursday 8 p.m. Brooks Horticultural Station Field Day Wednesday, at Horticultural Station Aug. 29-30 Your Own Thing, Yates Memorial Centre and "strong support" in Noticeably absent from the convention were young people and big names from Alberta and British Columbia provincial party ranks. Many of the 100 delegates were elderly and most were middle-age. Only three MLAS, with the exception of the Quebec group, attended. All Were from Alberta. The delegates appeared con- The best tobacco While They Last! 1970 TOYOTA COROLLAS TOYOTA TRAVEl CENTRE located at General Farm Supplies CeufU Highway Phone 327-3165 Judge Okays Injunction An injunction was served Friday on fanners picketing a seed plant in Grande Prairie and the Supreme Court re- served judgment on four other applications for injunctions. The farmers are picketing seed plants in Alberta to sup- port demands for an increase in prices of fescue seed and a voice in determining what the prices should be. An injunction obtained by Foster's Feed and Seed of Beaverlodge, and Grande Piai- rie was served on the National Farmers Union which1 is or- ganizing tha picketing. The in- junction stopped pictefeg at the company's plants. In Calgary, Mr. Justice Har- old Riley of the Supreme Court reserved judgments on applica- ions for injunctions against picketing requested by the Al- berta Wheat Pool, National Grain Co. and Federal Grain Co. A decision was e xp e c t ed Tues- he said. "Today I'm challenj ing you to do the same I'm begging you to do you did one night in 1935." H yas referring to the year Wil iara Aberhart led into powe he first Social Credit govern ment in Alberta. The rally's two-day conven ion is designed to celebrate he 35th anniversary of the Aberhart victory as well as to n-epare federa] Social Credil in the west for the nexl edera! election expected in 972. The convention was to con- lude tonight with an "Aber- art Day" rally at the Jubilee uditorium. day. I An injunction granted week to the United Grain Growers to stop picketing by the NFU members was lifted in Edmonton last week and pick- eting resumed at the plant, THREE OF FOUR The Houston Oilers will play three of their last, four games home next fall. WATCHERS. MEETS EVERY TUESDAY I p.m. and p.m. El RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Hunrf .Watcher, (TM) to watch your You can, loot done REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Furiher Information Call 328-5832 Politics Hurts Ombudsman CALGARY (CP) Public Works Minister Albert Ludwig said here George McClellan is a competent man and Alberta is fortunate to have him as an ombudsman. But, he told a news confer- ence, Mr. McClellan has created a false impression by indicating that the government doesn't want to hear him. Mr. Ludwig said a recent speech by Mr. McClellan in Calgary contained suggestions that the government is block- ing the ombudsman's report on the handling of a case involv- ing an Edmonton real estate last salesman. "This is entirely wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. We want to hear him." Mr. McClellan told a Calgary I service club Aug. 17, he re jrets his position is no longer 'above controversy." He saic his job now is "harder to do" than it was before a public in- quiry criticized his role in the investigation of the salesman's dismissal. He said the legislature would be the ultimate judge of his actions. Mr. McClellan was appointed ombudsman in 1967 and was WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET OC ABOVE 0 ZERO AT Lethbridge 83 Pincher Creek 86 Waterton (approi.) 86 57 Medicine Hat S2 52 49 46 50 NOON 55 57 81 84 Calgary........., Sdmonton.......79 Jasper Banff...... Victoria "enticton....... __ Camloops....... 93 'ancouver 71 83 50 73 51 52 55 53 46 77 Regina askatoon 76 47 Vinnipeg 69 52 Tiunder Bay 73 59 'oronto 74 46 ttawa 72 51 ontreal 77 46 alifax 64 Los Angeles 73 .84 FORECAST Fort Nelson, High Level Today: Cloudy periods. Winds occasionally NW20 and gusty this afternoon. Sunday: Sunny and a little warmer. Lows near 40, highs 70-75. Peace River A few cloudy intervals with gusty west winds this afternoon. Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Lows 40-45, highs 75-80, Edmonton, Red Deer To- day: Mostly sunny. -Winds oc- casionally W15-20 this after- noon. Sunday. Continuing sun- ny. Lows near 50, highs 75-80. Calgary, Lethbridge, Medi- cine Hat Today and Sim- day: Sunny and warm. Highs near 85. Lows 50-55. Kootenay, Columbia Sunny and warm for the weekend. Highs 90-93. Overnight lows 50- 5 except in upper Columbia 0-45. censured two weeks ago when C. C. McLaurin, a former chief justice of (ho Alberta Supreme Court, led an inquiry into the ombudsman's handling of a complaint against the Edmon- ton Real Estate Board. Mr. Ludwig said the govern- ment has no criticism of the ombudsman for his recent re- marks "but the political battle Is definitely hurting hii Gifford-Hill's 360 SPRINKLER SYSTEM The SAO will operate In a full circle, half circle, quarter circle or oscillate back and forth over ony portion of your field. The 360 can be started, stopped or reversed at the pivot point with sim- ple puih-button control. I The clearance of the lyi- tem at the lowest point Is over 9 feet, allowing ample clearance for most tall crops. i Wheels can be pivoted easily for moving the ,ys. tern from one field to another. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttj Highway Prl. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between Coleman md the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There Is also some construction work i to 5 miles east of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. ON ENTOV Opening and-Closing Coutls I hours: Car-way 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a, lo 8 p.m. Del Bomta 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Roosevillc, B.C 7 am to 11 D.m.: Kimrwat. H.C., 24 hours; PorthilMlylicrts ;