Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE August News In brief Alberta fair opens in Japan SAPPORO, Japan (CP) The province of Alberta, con- tinuing its cultural exchanges with Japan's northernmost island and State of Hokkaido, opened a cultural fair titled "Alberta at a glance" Wednesday, admitting the general public to its rows of products and picture exhibits in a department store A 12-member dance troupe provides entertainment daily in the store's rooftop garden with French, Ukranian. Ger- man. Polish and Scottish dances, as well as tap, jazz, ballet and square dancing. Over the past two years Alberta and Hokkaido have sponsored exchanges in culture, sports, education, fairs and agriculture. They included a fair in Alberta stag- ed by Hokkaido, a visit of Alberta hockey instructors to Hokkaido and a visit by Hokkaido judo instructors to Alberta Horsemen's Museum may close CALGARY (CP) The Calgary Herald says the fam- ed Horseman's Museum operated by Calgary Brewing and Malting Co will close soon because of financial con- siderations The museum, considered to be the finest one of its type in Western Canada, opened 11 years ago and recreates the life of white and native people in the West during the pioneer years. It also includes what is con- sidered to be the finest collec- tion of horsedrawn carnages in North America Officials of the brewing company were not available for comment. Tanaka's itinerary announced TOKYO (AFP) The Japanese government Wednesday announced the itinerary of Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka's visit to Canada next month A spokesman said Tanaka will visit Canada Sept. 23-26. confering with Prime Minister Trudeau Sept. 23 and 24. High on the agenda of the meeting are the international situation in general, inter- national economic issues such as monetary, resources and energy problems and Japan Canada bilateral problems. Delay sought in Edmonton vote EDMONTON (CP) Aid Ed Leger served notice at Wednesday's city council meeting that he will introduce a motion at the Sept. 10 meeting calling for the provin- cial government to postpone Edmonton's civic election un- til a report on civic affairs is completed Aid. Leger wants the Oct 16 election to be delayed until Mr. Justice William Morrow of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, head of a judicial inquiry into conduct by city officials, completes his report. Mr. Justice Morrow has said he does not think his report will be completed prior to the election Ehrlichman trial bid nixed WASHINGTON (AP) Chief Justice Warren Burger refused Wednesday to order a delay in the Watergate cover- up trial scheduled to get under way Sept 30 in U.S. District Court here The delay was requested by former presidential aide John Ehrlichman. one of the de- fendants, on grounds that he needed more time to prepare his defence and that he could not get a fair trial so soon because of publicity. Ehrlichman had asked that the trial be put off until after Jan 1 Becky first hurricane of season MIAMI. Fla. (AP) Tropical storm Becky became the first hurricane of the 1974 season Wednesday but weather experts said she poses no threat to the United States as she moves slowly across the open Atlantic. 200 miles west of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Centre here said Becky is packing winds of 75 miles an hour, one mile above minimum hurricane level. Survival kit test successful HONOLULU (AP) Two young aviators, drifting for 56 days on a raft in order to test a survival kit they designed, were picked up by a coast guard cutter 140 miles northeast of Honolulu late Wednesday Their condition was not im- mediately known A coast guard spokesman said they were transferred from the cutter to a helicopter and flown to Tripler army hospital here for medical checkups Chuck Gore, 27, and George Sigler, 29, set out from San Francisco July 4 in a 15-foot raft to prove the effectiveness of their survival kit. They told a coast guard plane by radio Tuesday that they were ready to be picked up. CP-CN workers want new pact MONTREAL (CP) A spokesman for 17 unions representing employees of Canadian National Railways and CP Rail said Wednesday rail management is "responding" to the urgency of cost-of-living problems facing workers. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. 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Eli Ambrosie, the association's admini- strative assistant, said the organization has requested the changes for at least two years. The amendments, announced after they were approved by cabinet Tuesday, were based on bylaws' presented to the government by the association's council. Included in the changes Blast rips through Mediator seen in subway strike MONTREAL (CP) The city's subway system remain- ed closed today for the 23rd consecutive day amid in- dications the government may appoint a mediator in the dis- pute between the city and 600 striking maintenance workers. Marcel Pepin. president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions said following a Wednesday meeting with Premier Robert Bourassa that the government is to decide today on ap- pointing a mediator. Labor Minister Jean Cournoyer has ruled out the possibility the provincial government would use an order-m-council to end the il- legal strike. "The union has refused to obey a back-to-work in- he said, "and the law says the strike is illegal. I don't see how we could make it more illegal." The CNTU-affiliated Montreal Transport Union, representing the workers, showed no signs of softening its stand despite a fine for contempt of court assess- ed Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court The union met Wednesday with other unions in the city to prepare plans for a joint dem- onstration Sept. 5. Meanwhile, city buses continued to operate under police surveillance for a se- cond consecutive day at the request ot the Brotherhood of Bus Drivers, Metro Operators and Allied Services, representing the city's bus drivers. The transit commission promised bus drivers would have protection after some of the striking maintenance workers picketed municipal bus depots Tuesday forcing cancellation of all bus service However, the city's north- end was without bus service Wednesday when drivers re- fused to cross picket lines, complaining that police protection was inadequate. A police spokesman said uniformed officers were providing escorts in some buses while patrol cars were stationed outside the city's 10 bus depots and plamclothes police made spot checks along some routes. Sod turned Provincial and municipal government officials turned the sod Wednesday on a new build- ing for Lethbridge Lockers and Seafoods Ltd. being built with the help of a loan from the Alberta Opportunity Company. The abbatoir and meat pro- cessing firm which has been in business here for 28 years expects to double its business at the relocated operation in the industrial park. Construction should be completed by next Spring. Opportunity Company officials above also attended the official opening of the Crown corporation's Lethbridge office. At far left is AOC chairman Bob Chapman. Byelection win buoys UN hopes Ont. premier threatens recall of legislature TORONTO (CP) If no set- tlement is reached beforehand Premier William Davis will recall the Ontario legislature Friday to bring an end to the 16-day-old transit strike, the Canadian Press learned Wednesday. Mr. Davis says he wants public transit running when schools re-open Tuesday. The premier declined to dis- cuss the time for recalling the in summer it was learned that a bill and the accompany- ing order paper have already been printed Wednesday night, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) started shunting sub- way trains in its Davisville yards and is running the motors of its buses to get the equipment "ready to roll once the, strike is Ross Kelly, public relations di- rector, said. Also Wednesday night, city council approved a com- promise proposal by Mayor David Crombie to end the strike. It calls for wage parity with transit workers in other major Canadian cities, an improved cost-of-living clause, elimina- tion of split shifts on weekends and a labor management com- mittee to deal with other non- wage issues. The city proposal also asks the province to assume the ex- tra costs of such a settlement and asks the union to withdraw opposition to part- time employees Air link delayed MONTREAL (CP) CP Air probably will not open its Vancouver-China route before December, John Gilmer, president of the airline, said Wednesday. Mr Gilmer told a news con- ference that discussions with Japan concerning refuelling stops and rate schedule talks with the Chinese will prevent CP Air from starting the run Oct. 9. QUEBEC Maurice Bellcmare 62-year-old Union Nationale warhorse. snatched the Eastern Townships riding of Johnson from the Liberals Wednesday in a byelection victory he nopes will be the hrst step of a political com- eback for the party everybody thought was dead Mr Bellemare. brought out ot political retirement earlier this year to take the badly- battered but still-rich party in hand, kept a strong lead throughout returns from 145 polls, ending with a comfor- table edge over Liberal incumbent Jean- Claude Boutin He polled 7.811 votes com- pared with Mr Boutin's while third-place Jean-Denis Bach and of the Parti Quebecois drew Gabriel Lacasse running as an independent Creditiste, trail- ed with 287 votes The result is a slap in the face for Mr Boutin who re- signed his seat last July 25 to seek a vote of confidence from the electorate rather than go through a legislature com- mittee inquiry into allegations which could have led to his ex- pulsion from the national assembly The Parti Quebecois charg- ed that Mr Boutin had violated the Legislature Act more than 100 times by con- tinuing to act as a Crown prosecutor since his nomina- tion and election to the national assembly in the Lib- eral landslide in the provincial election last Oct 29 Mr Boutin blamed a "com- puter error for keeping his name on court cases following his election but the public did not buy it. A total 69 8 per cent of rid- ing's 25.000 eligible voters turned out to pronounce a ver- dict "This is a victory of de- mocracy." a hoarse but happy Mr. Bellernare told 500 sup- porters gathered in a school hall in Acton Vale following his win "The court of the people has he said. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) An explosion ripped through a ghetto area early today, levelling four two night spots and a and in- juring 13 persons, police reported. Half a downtown block was left in flames Police Chief Jerry Pitts said no one was killed in the ex- plosion, which was heard four miles away. Earlier, a police- man at the scene said three bodies had been pulled from the rubble. A customer at a nearby res- taurant said that the two night spots levelled by the blast were open for businf-ss at the time Erlanger Hospital said it had given 13 persons emergency treatment, releas- ing all but one. "There was fire everywhere." said policeman Don Weller, one of the first at the scene. The fire wa contained to four buildings but the flames kept emergency workers away from the rubble for several hours. Fire Chief Harry Jett said the blast cut a swath through the area. in which received approval by cabinet is the mandatory labelling of prescription drugs with the name of the drug, the prescription number, the pharmacist's name and the date the prescription was dispensed. Mr. Ambrosie said at least 75 per cent of the province's pharmacists already keep patient medication records called for under the new amendments. The records provide a complete drug profile and specific information regarding dosage and renewal of prescriptions. Another change specifying that non prescription drugs must be located in an area under the pharmacist's supervision may mean that some stores will have to adjust their layout. Sometimes non prescription drugs sold over the counter can counteract effects of a prescription drug also being taken by the customer, Mr. Ambrosie explained. Locating non prescription drugs nearer to the pharmacist would make it easier and more automatic to get advice Pharmacists no longer will be allowed to provide doctors with prescription blanks Northern B.C. mayors praise, damn road plan VANCOUVER (CP) A million federal-provincial northern British Columbia highway development program announced Wednes- day was greeted with both praise -and criticism by northern mayors. The agreement, which includes some work already under way or actually com- pleted, covers the fiscal year ended next March 31 and in- volves million in provin- cial funds and million in federal funds. In announcing the program, provincial Highways Minister Graham Lea said it is just a first step towards massive new highway work over 10 years which could include paving of all of the Alaska Highway in B.C. plus construction of a new southern B.C. alternative to the Trans-Canada Highway. Additional agreements covering future developments are expected to be negotiated by year's end. Prince Rupert Mayor Pete Lester said he is "tremen- dously impressed by the vast amount of money that is being spent on upgrading the Yellowhead Highway (Highway He said he hopes the highway will be up- graded to Trans-Canada Highway standards. Fort St. John Mayor Peter Frankiw said he is happy with the announcement but he would like to see a recapping of the Alaska Highway between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. Mr Frankiw also said his municipality needs provincial funds for arterial highway work within its border and added, "I hope they're not ig- noring us on that." Mayor Ian McLeod of Stewart said: "This is long overdue It's about time we got some of our money back." Fort Nelson Mayor Andrew Schuck said he hopes the future agreements those to be negotiated for northern highways beyond 1974 include substantial sums to complete the highway north of Fort Nelson. "Transportation links are he said, "but it should be pointed out that peo- ple in the north are becoming less impressed by this building of roads and resources developments and so on. "The south is always ready to take resources out, but in the past governments have done little to encourage any permanency in the north. For example, we have serious sewerage and water supply problems that need solving. "We could use million for that right now. What im- presses us more is that at least the government is sending a task force and ask- ing how to improve the qual- ity of life up here." Houston Mayor Jack Kempf said he was "very happy" to learn of the highway program but pointed out that million in an area like the B.C north is just a drop in the bucket "When we went to Victoria to ask for development we were talking about hundreds of millions of he said "It's necessary to bring us back in line with the rest of the province." In Dawson Creek, Mayor Robert Trail said the program announced by Mr Lea "doesn't look as if he's going to do a great deal of work." He said the Hart Highway "in many places is getting pretty damn bad." Mayor Trail said he wasn't aware of any special need for work in the Pine Pass region of the highway. "We are the forgotten country up he said. "We keep getting the short end of the stick." Mayor Harold Moffat of Prince George said the program appears to be one that is "carrying on from the old government's plans." Mr Moffat also said Highway 16 eastward to McBride, new five years ago, has suffered extensive frost heave damage and needs ma- jor repair work. "We need a real uplift program of many of our highways in the north, and I hope this is only a beginning." (See earlier story on Page Contentious diversion plan to be studied further OTTAWA (CP) Five hours of Canada-U.S. talks on a mammoth irrigation project environmentalists feel may be damaging to Canadian rivers ended Wednesday with an agreement that more study and further talks are re- quired. The Garrison Diversion Unit, a develop- ment in North Dakota, is designed to drain more than acres of unusable land and channel the water for irrigation of about arable acres. The main concern, however, is that mineral levels in the Souris River, which flows north into Manitoba, will render the Souris unsuitable for municipal, industrial or agricultural use without expensive treatment. About two dozen delegates discussed largely technical aspects Wednesday and Canada submitted some en- vironmental impact studies the U.S. now will need time to study. Two further meetings are planned later this year, both in the U S and one likely in North Dakota. At a new briefing after the closed meeting, spokesmen for both countries answered questions on condition they were not named. The Canadian group was led by Glenn Shortliffe, head of external affairs' U.S. division, while the American delegation was led by William Johnson, a charge d'affaires from the U.S. embassy here. The tone of the meeting was described by both sides as "very constructive" and the Canadian group seemed satisfied by American assurances that parts of the Garrison project affecting Canada would not be continued until environmental considerations had been settled. No time limit was set for this. However, one American said it is unlikely Canada will have to worry in any case because "construction has been at a slower rate than what was really expected." There also was assurance that if further study should prove the contention that the project will have deleterious effects on the Souris River, as well as the Red and Assini- boine, two other Manitoba waterways, there are ap- parently other alternatives the Americans can employ. The Garrison Diversion Unit isn't new; an elementary form of it was discussed shortly after North and South Dakota became states in 1889, when it was suggested that Missouri River water be diverted east to the Red for irrigation purposes. This was found to be impracticable. Severe drought in the 1930s added impetus to other plans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed a plan that would have cost million but which was deem- ed too expensive by many officials.