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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IE7HBRIDGE HERAID Monday, August 54, 1970 Serious Social Problems May Hit Canada-Munro HALIFAX (CP) An attack en poverty and pollution will re- quire Canadians to reassess their traditional values and di- vert more money to govern- ment, Welfare Minister John Munro told a conference of sci- entists, engineers and technolo- gists Sunday. He said lie does not believe the country is ready for an all- out effort because people place loo much emphasis on material acquisitions. He was speaking during a panel discussion at the opening of the three-day convention of the Association of the Scientific, Engineering and Technological Community of Canada. "We have to take the respon- sibility totally in our society for this certainly damaging preoccupation because it's now becoming excessive. It lias be- Welfare Clothing Cutback Attacked CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Association of Social Workers said Monday that the provincial government's deci- sion to reduce clothing and oth- er allowances to families on welfare is a denial of file basic necessities of life. The association said in a pre- pared statement that families in which the wage earner is considered employable, but at the moment unemployed, have had their incomes slashed by from to a month. The association said its in- vestigation indicates that the HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD, Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-7152 reason for the reductions is probably political, rather than financial or social, since any savings in welfare dollars are more apparent than real. "Albertans most susceptible to changes in the labor market. Hie young, the elderly a n d those of few skills have in ef- fect suffered at the hands of both federal and provincial gov- ernments through creation of economic conditions producing high levels of unemployment. "The cancellation at this point of clothing and other al- lowances is rather like hitting a man when he is down." The association, which will meet with Social Development Minister Ray Speaker Thurs- day to discuss the situation, said clothing and other allow- ances are basic necessities for s u b-marginal income families and must be restored im- mediately. come so excessive that I think we are not this stage, at this reassess our total values as people and come to the conclusion that we are prepared to do with less." Mr. Munro said lie was cer- tain this soul searching would take place, but the critical ques- tion was whether it would hap- pen in time. Canada was in dan- ger of experiencing social prob- lems as serious as those in the United States. It was questionable how much more money government could get from: middle-income groups to tackle poverty and pollution. Corporations would have to ac- cept the fact they would have to pay more. Mr. Munro said there is a need for more personnel, more training facilities and greater readiness for qualified people to make themselves available to work with the poor. He was en- couraged 'hat this trend was de- veloping. Dr. 0. M. Solandt, chairman of the Science Council of Can- ada, suggested scientists, tech- mcians and engineers in partic- ular, could lead in the offensive against poverty. He agreed with Mr. Munro's "defensive strategy" but noted that "the best way to pay for things is to increase productiv- ity of our primary and second- ary industry." Science had a lot to contribute that was being effectively used in Canada now. At the start of the two-hour, televised, initial session of the conference, Mr. Munro outlined the need for flexible national standards in the fight against air pollution and Ottawa's plans to formulate these regulations. 42 Vehicles Start Big Clean Air Automobile Race TALE OF THE TAILPIPE One of 44 entries in the coast to coast Clean Air raca is tagged with messages about purposes of the event at Boston's Museum of Science where it was on display before !he start of the race. The entries will move out from MIT on their mile journey to the Caltech campus in Pasadena, Calif., today. Bennett Invites Manitoba. Sask, To join SC Ranks EDMONTON (CP) British Columbia Premier W. A. C. Bennet Saturday invited Mani- toba and Saskatchewan to join the ranks of Canada's "have" provinces. Just as the "dynamic poli- cies" of Social Credit have turned B.C. and Alberta Into two of Canada's three "have" provinces, the same tiling can happen in Manitoba and Saskat- chewan, the premier told about persons celebrating the SUPER SAVERS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS SUPER SAVERS AT THRIFTWAY SUPER SAVERS FROM THRIFTWAY DRUGS STENOGRAPHER NOTE BOOKS Reg. 49c SPECIAL REXAU 3 SUBJECT COIL NOTE BOOKS Rog. 59e SPECIAL 49c LAURENTIAN PENCIL CRAYONS m. Reg. 1.49. 24's. Reg. 2.98. ].98 POCKET SIZE KLEENEX Regular 5c ea. 3 FOR 1 INCH IOOSELEAF BINDERS Reg. .98. SPECIAL LINED LOOSE LEAF REFILLS 525 sheets. SPECIAL 4 I BRIEF CASES Regular 8.95. SPECIAL ONLY CREST TOOTHPASTE Fudgicles Creamsicles Revels Popsicles SPECIAL Each TIMEX WATCHES 20% OH B1C MOD PENS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL FOR Gillette Techmalic Razor........... 2.95 7-oz. Gillette Foamy................89 6-oz. Right Guard Anli-Perspirant 1.59 MEN VALUE PARAMETTE VITAMIN TABLETS 125 Tabs. Reg. 5.40. -n.99 AIL FOR ONLY TIDE XK King Size Reg, 1.99. SPECIAt ,69 1 HOSE 2 Pair For 4.69 NYLONS Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT I c "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXAIL DRUG STORE" 702 13lh Slreol North Phono 327-0340 SUPER SAVERS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS SUPER SAVERS AT THRIFTWAY 35th birthday of Social Credit in Alberta. Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the premier said, should "look over and compare themselves with1 Alberta and British Co- lumbia "We can keep the rest of Canada afloat and we're glad to do it but we'd like a little help from Manitoba and Sask- atchewan." He said Ontario may be Can- ada's third "have" province, but it has a central position in the country, has the benefit of national policies of hig.. tar- riffs, a home market and the ability to ship both east and west. Alberta and B.C. have had to work for their position while competing in world markets because tile lack of tariff protection. The federal and provincial Social Credit parties held sep- arate anniversary ceremonies, with high-ranking officials missing events. from each other's While Real Caouette, national leader of the Quebec-based fed- eral Social Credit Rally (Ral- liement d3 said he was "not here to fight Social only four Alberta MLAS appeared at the federal two-day policy convention. In return, notable convention delegates did not attend Pre- mier Harry Strom's anniver- sary picnic. ABERHART DAY J. Donovan Ross, lands and forests minister, was the only ranking provincial leader to at- mier Aberhart both Pre- Strom and former pre- Ernest Manning turned tend the rally's Day" Saturday as down invitations. Federal Social Crediters talk- ed about setting up an alterna- tive procedure to the leader- ship convention approach when the leadership comes up for re- view next year. Some delegates suggested picking the leader by using computer cards sent to Social Credit headquarters from party members across the country and even using tape cassettes to take candidates' messages to party members. Delegates pledged t h e m- selves to do all in their power "to assist harmonious rela- tions" with the provincial Socred leagues, suggested Win- nipeg as the site for any con- vention that might be held, and advocated allowing private or- ganizations to submit bids to offer postal services in compe- tition with the federal govern- ment. Freed RC Bishop Visited By Sisters ROME CAP) Bishop James IE. Walsh was reunited today with two sisters who last saw him in 1948 when he went to China on a missionary tour that ended in a 12-year imprison- ment by the Communists. The reunion came nine hours after the Roman Catholic prel- ate, 79, from Cumherland, Md., tired and wan, arrived here by plane from Hong Kong for an audience with Pope Paul Tues- day. He was freed by the Chinese July 10. The bishop's sisters visited their brother in a hospital where he will stay during his Rome visit. The meeting was not held im- mediately after Bishop Walsh arrived because his doctors wanted him to rest following the long flight. Mary Walsh and Mrs. Julia Winner, both in their 70s, were the bishop's two sisters who flew to Rome from then- home in Cumberland, Md. Plug Oil Spillage In Park River FIELD, B.C. (CP) Three bulldozers working in four feet of water Saturday plugged a spillage of oil from a Canadian Pacific Rail sump into the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. A eight-foot- high gravel breakwater was erected slightly upstream from the escapement to divert the fast-moving river waters. Seven carloads of rock bal- were expected to be used later for a new dike to replace the one breached by the river, which is unusually high. Chunks of oil were reported downstream as far as 2% miles. The spillage occurred from one of CPR's three holding chambers, or sumps, used as a dump for bunker heavy oil when .steam locomotives were used on the line more than 15 years ago. The bishop last saw Ms sisters before he returned to China in 1848. Bishop Walsh was accompa- nied to Home by Sister Patricia Fitzmaurice of Canton, Ohio, chief, surgeon at the Maryknoll hospital in Hong Kong where Bishop Walsh recuperated after his release. Speculation continued that Bishop Walsh may be one of the too cardinals Pope Paul named "in his heart, or a a consistory in April 1969. Those so named -re prelates whose safety might be endangered if their elevation was known. Nine Killed In Alberta Accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least nine persons died accidentally hi Alberta during the weekend, including five in a two-car collision near Coch- ranti. Names of the five victims in the Cochraiie accident have not been released. The accident oc- curred Saturday afternoon when two cars collided on the crest of a hill about 15 miles west of Calgary. Leo Nadeau, 19, of Calgary was killed when the motor- cycle he was riding was in col- lision with a taxi in Calgary. Clarence Brown, a 05- year-old Calgary resident, was crushed to death beneath the tractor unit of a trailer truck. Neil Frankow, 14, of Edmon- ton was killed when struck by a car while riding his bicycle ice cream wagon. Glen William Walsh, 28, of Edmonton drowned in Frog Lake, miles northeast of Edmonton. CHOI'S UNDER WATKR HANGKOK, Thailand (lieu, lersl Moods in northeast Thailand have caused heavy damage to homos and crops, of- ficial reports' said here. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Air quality rather than speed is what counts for the 42 vehicles that started for Pasadena, Calif., today in the 1970 cross- country clean ail' car race. Two of the vehicles, powered by electricity, left the starting gate at 3 a.m. They were driven by crews from Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J. and Cornell University. Race officials said the electric cars got an early start because they would have to recharge at several points along the way. The other cars, leaving one at a time, started shortly before 6 a.m. Two other electric cars were among the first four to leave the gate at that time, and all had cleared by 8 a.m. Thirty-two of the starters are powered by internal combustion engines. Thirteen of those use propane gas, six use natural gas, six use unleaded gas, two have leaded gas, four use more than one fuel and one is pow- ered by diesel fuel. Five of the cars are electric. There are two electric hybrids (a piston engine that generates one is a tin-bine electric and two run on steam. Tinkering and testing went on into the early-morning hours as the more than 100 youthful driv- ers and more than 30 colleges in the United States and their low-pollution entries for the sev- en-day grind from ocean to ocean. Dr. Gordon J. MacDonald, one of three members of the President's Council on Environ- mental Quality, told a pre-race dinner attended by more than 350 young persons Sunday night that the cross-country event "makes the possibility of non- polluting modes of transporta- tion seem less a daydream and more a reality." The course is from Massachu- setts Institute of Technology at Cambridge to California Insti- tute of Technology at Pasadena. Tlv trip is expected to take seven days, finishing next Sun- day. Thirty entries used internal combustion engines like stand- ard cars but changed the fuel. Some used liquid propane, some compressed natural and a number non-leadeo gasoline. Winners in various classes will be the ones emitting the least pollution into the air. There are two Canadian en- tries. The University of Toronto has entered a hybrid car using a battery-powered electric engine for city use and propane gas- fuelled' internal combustion en- gine for rural use. St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont, has entered a car with a modified internal combustion engine that burns propane. otwes MONTEVIDEO CAP) United Stales agronomist Claude L. Fly and Brazilian Consul Aloysio Mares Bias Gomide, both held captive by Tupamaro guerrillas, are well and "no judgment will bo passed against them" for the time being, a communication from the Uruguayan guerrillas said today. Police said the note was au- thentic. The first word from the guerrillas in two weeks, the communique was addressed to a newspaper and it was left at a store three blocks from the pa- per's office. The note repeated the threat that the two kidnapped foreign- ers will be killed -f their hiding place is discovered by police and troops combing the capital. Meanwhile, diplomatic sources reported that Brazil and Uruguay are discussing terms of a ransom offer to the guerril- las for the release of Bias Gom- ide. The Vatican's ambassador is involved in the overture, the source ssaid. Local spokesmen for both Brazil and the apostolic nuncio denied knowledge of any such negotiations. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET ABOVE 19.00 ZERO AT Lethbridge......88 Pincher Creek 91 Waterton (approx.) 91 Medicine Hat 90 Edmonton...... 84 Jasper.........07 85 Calgary........ 85 Cranbrook......93 Victoria........77 Penticton....... 90 Kamloops -97 Vancouver 73 Saskatoon.......81 Regina.........85 Winnipeg...... 81 Toronto ..-.....73 .02 Ottawa........ 63 49 Montreal........58 49 .23 Frfidericton 64 51 1.14 Halifax........69 55 1.00 Chicago........ 80 59 New York......79 63 l.ZO Los Angeles 83 67 Maimi......... 118 81 Las Vegas......103 78 FORECAST Lethliriilgc-iUetlic'me Hat Today: Siiuny. Highs 85-90. Lows tonight near 50. Tues- day: Sunny, not quite so liot. Highs 80-85. Columiiia-Kootenay Sunny today becoming cloudy with a few showers or thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Winds gusty to 25 in thunder- storms. Mainly sunny Tuesday. Highs today and Tueasday 80- 05. Lows tonight 45-50. That's Bchlen widths. hlei At a Savings what you get with Behlen steel buildings, Curvet Is economy king. Utility models in 38' lo 68' _Hecivy duty model For groin sloruye is 40' wide, slraightwall gives more elbow with added strength eor- jafion. Utility model and grain storage model both in 39' and 52' widths. Town and Country has flat roof. Ideal for gar- age, (col shop, milking 3" corruga- tion, galvanized leej or plastic color coat- ing. Coma in soon for full inform- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulls Highway UTHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lelhbridge and Monarch Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C 01 eman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There Is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles- cast of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watcli for men and equipment. POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts M hours: Cnrway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del lionlta 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porthill-Iiykerls 8 a.m. to midnight. ;