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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THB LETHBRIUOE HtKAlU luoiday, Uecumbur I, million Imsliels cominji Grain ills not cured: Lang CALGARY (CP) Prairie farmers should not tliink Uielr marketing problems iire over just because grain sales have increased Uiis year. Oito Lang, minister responsible for tlie Canadian wheat board, said Monday. Efforts to plan production should not he relaxed, said the minister without porlfou'o, us the wheat surplus is expected to be 650 million bushels at the end of the crop year in July. Mr. Lang was in the .city to address a closed mooting of the Reaction moderate to welfare plan By THE CANADIAN" PKESS First reactions to the federal white paper on social welfare, tabled in the House of Commons Monday, showed moderate criti- cism of the government propos- als but little objection to the principle of increased aid to low-income families and poor p lo pensioners at the expense of the more affluent. Manitoba's NDP Premier Ed Schreycr came closest to object- ing to the principle of selective assistance. He said the proposal to cut off family allowances to families earning more than a vear is difficult to argue with, !'but getting away from the uni- versal aspects of the program and moving to a means test will inevitably mean higher bureau- c r a t i c and administrative costs." Most criticism was on the grounds that minimum old-age or family-allowance payments were not raised enough. Jerome Diamond, director of the Jewish Family and Child Services in Toronto, said many old-age pensioners "will still be in terrible trouble." BETTER He also said would be better cut-off level for family allowances than the proposed a year. Agnes C. Higgins. executive director of the Montreal Diet Dispensary, which gives nutri- tion and budget counselling to low-income families, said "at least they have reached a level of protection of health, if not a level for having a good time." But Toronto's Dr. J. W. Fret, executive director of the Metro- politan Social Planning Council, said the new help for pensioners is still "below the level of subs- istence." And he suggested a cut-off for family allowances. Metro's social services com- missioner, John Anderson, said welfare families "will be much better although he would have liked to see the allowances increased to the range of to a child. City officials in Montreal de- clined comment until they had studied the white paper propos- als. Toronto social activist John Mooney said 'nothing has changed and nothing will change until governments at- tack the source'- of poverty." j POSITION CUITZCAL I Parliamentary Opposition spokesmen w e i' e predictably critical. said Progres- sive Conservative Leader Rob- ert Stanfield. "We see here no effective broadening of the basis of security." NDP spokesman Stanley Knowles said number of things" In the paper are good but condemned the move to eliminate the cost-cf-living in- crease of two per cent a year in the basic old age pension, which is to be frozen at a month. He said this move is breaking faith with people who have paid into the Canada Pension Plan. Speaking for the Creditistes, Charles-Eugene Dione of Ka- mouraska welcomed improved aid for low-income families and needy pensioners but said the main problem was lack of money, which could be over- come only through monetary re- form. BASIS OF NEED EDMONTON (CP) Premier Harry Strom said today he sup- ports the principle of providing support on the basis of need as outlined in a federal white paper on social welfare. The move to the family allow- ances to income levels Instead of maintaining them on a uni- versal basis is a proposal "I can't quarrel the premier said in an interview. Alberta had "always sup- ported" the concept of providing income on the basis of need, Mr. Strom said in commenting on the white paper on income security tabled Monday in the House of Commons. Alberta Wheat Pool and issued a statement after speaking to the grain marketing co-opera- tive. The increase In grain sales "demonstrates the extreme delicacy of lie said. "We can expect increased fluctuations in Canadian ex- ports in the future." Farmers must not tliink "re- cent good sales indicate a re- turn to huge wheat acreages any more than 20 million acres in wheat will add to carryover." If Canada sold more grain than could be raised on 20 mil- lion acres, the surplus demand could be met from the 650 mil- lion bushel surplus. Despite large exports of bar- lev and rapeseed many farm- ers mil be short of cash dur- ing the next year, he said. But the farm-receipts stabi- lization plan the government unveiled more than a month ago should be through Parlia- ment by the spring, Mr. Lang said, and farmers' incomes will be raised to the average of the last five years. CAKBTAKEK Gordon Kralt, 23, whose ly decomposed body was found near the Shanlynien's Christian Association Mis- sion at Pachcna Bay on Van- couver Island Nov. 22. KB had allegedly been shot to death at the end of October. U.S. holiday toll hits 623 CHICAGO (AP) Accidents on U.S. highways during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend killed 623 persons, in- cluding nine in a three-car colli- sion on the Pennsylvania Turn- pike. Dr. Stewart remanded for tests PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) Dr. Glen Stewart, returned to Canada last week from San Francisco after his arrest by U.S. immigration authorities, was remanded 30 days for psy- chiatric examination when lie appeared in provincial court here Monday. He .appeared on of jumping bail and possession 01 stolen property. ROMP investigators have been questioning Dr. Stewart in connection with the death of Gordon Adrian Kralt, 2-3, a caretaker at a bible camp at Pachena Bay on Vancouver Island, and in the disappear- of Mrs. Sheila Haupt of Smithers, B.C. The doctor and a woman companion, Maria Trigiani, 31, were taken into custody in San Francisco by immigration men investigating a report they were in the U.S. illegally. The woman, who has also returned to Canada, is not in custody. Kralt's badly decomposed body was found in a field Nov. 22, three weeks after he was last seen olive. British entry into EEC will jeopardize Canada BRUSSELS (CP) Foreign Minister Pierre Harmel of Bel- gium told External Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp of Canada Monday that the European Eco- nomic Community intends to be "outward looking." He also said negotiations for British entry into the EEC will 'Nixon trails in poll NEW YORK (AP) A poll of voter preferences for the 1972 Presidential race shows Presi- dent Nixon running behind Sen- ator Edmund Muskie for the first time since he entered the White House, Louis Harris re- ports. A Harris Survey con- ducted 14-19 among likely voters found Muskie with 46 per cent of the vote to 40 per cent for Nixon and 10 per cent for George Wallace. A similar poll in September found Muskie and Nixon even with 43 per cent apiece. not be completed for some time and that there will be a transi- tional period after they are completed which will allow countries such as Canada to ad- just to the community's com- mon tariff policies. Much the same message was given Sharp by Franco-Maria Malfatti, president of the EEC, as the Canadian external affairs minister brought to Brussels his campaign to alleviate the ef- fects for Canada of Britian's likely entry into the Common Market. Canada is increasingly con- cerned that Its exports to die United Kingdom market worth well over million last year will be jeopardized by Britain's entry. Sharp was in London last week for talks with British lead- ers designed to ensure that Brit- ain will keep Canada's interests in mind. WITHOUT ZONING Since the Second World War, some illicit housing units have sprung up in Home with- out city authorization or zoning. Auditor-general curb still expected by PCs OTTAWA (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said today he has asked all Conserv- ative MPs to launch a Christ- mas recess assault in then- home ridings on the govern- Pontiff celebrates high mass From AP-Renter SYDNEY, Australia (CP) Pope Paul celebrated high mass tonight at Sydney's Handwick race track before a throng of as a small group of mili- tant Protestants planned the first hostile demonstration of the papal tour. The crowd was one of the largest ever assembled in a dosed area in Australia, but it was only two fifths of the officials of the papal tour ex- pected. The Pope celebrated the mass at an altar erected just above the race results board. Flags in the papal colors of yellow and white and a background of ochre cloth draped the pari-mu- tuel boards on each side. The program was much like Pope's 1965 mass before persons in New York's Yankee Stadium. The pontiff rode in an automobile around the brightly lighted turf track, blessing tho crowd and stopping half a furlong from the finish post. Then he walked 60 yards to the altar on a carpet of red that showed up brightly on color television. The mass honored the bicen- tenary of Captain James Cook's landing in Australia, which the country is celebrating this year. Addressing the crowd, Pope Paul warned Australians not to substitute "hedonism" and "eroticism" for "life's moral and spiritual dimension." "Do not close your limited circle for the sake of a selfish he said. "Live the words of St. Peter: 'You are slaves of no one except God, so behave like free men, and never use your freedom as an excuse for wickedness.' "Your moral and religious spirit stands at the the Pope said, but he warned that with societies as well off as Australia's there is the danger of forgetting "life's moral and spiritual dimension." "Then what emptiness in the human heart. What a tempta- tion there is to fill its place with counterfeits, some of which, such as self-centred hedonism, eroticism and many others, lead in the end. to contempt for man, and do not, for aU that, satisfy his profound restlessness. Man's heart is made for God." The crowd responded with mild applause. P.E.I, medicare plan begins CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Prince Edward Island's medical care insurance plan goes into effect today and indications are that all of the province's 88 phy- sicians in privaoe practice will participate in it. As of Monday, the Prince Ed- NORTH FILORIST Phone 327-1212 ADEN vr CR ANNE PETRUNIA HOUSE ANO CHRISTMAS SHOW Open Wednesday afternoon, Doc. 2nd and continuing Thursday, Doc. 3rd, 9 a.m. jo 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4th, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WITH THESE SPECIALS ward Island Health Service Commission had received no no- tices from doctors that they wished to opt out. The plan will pay 85 per cent of the 1970 physicians' fee schedule, and if he wishes, a doctor moy bill his patient for the remaining 15 per cent. Most recent figures show that of the island's residents have registered for the plan, which it is estimated, will cost in its first full year of operation. The federal governmeno wil pay 70 per cent of the total cost and the province will pay the rest out of general revenues. The plan covers house cals and visits to the doctor's office; surgical and obstetrical services and certain oral surgery per- formed by dentists in hospitals. ment's bill to restrict the pow- ers of the auditor-general. He said at a news conference that he does not accept as true a "rumor" that the government will drop the bill. "If it Intends to do so, the government should remove it from the Commons order paper he said. "Its continued presence there Is clearly an attempt to intimi- date the auditor-general." He said a government cam- paign of intimidation against Auditor-General Maxwell Hen- derson began this year after Mr. Henderson, disclosed million in wasteful expendi- tures. The Trudeau government had "continued its government by rumor campaign by allowing a cabinet leak over last weekend that the auditor-general's bill would quietly be allowed to die." This was a typical ploy In- tended to persuade the country to lower its guard. Gerald W. Baldwin, Conserve live House leader, said Privy Council President Alan Mac- E a c h e n. government House leader, told him Monday the government intends to have the bill debated in the Commons. He added that he does not know whether the government intends to go as far as a vote on it. The bill would restrict the au- thority of the auditor-general to report to Parliament all cases he deems worthy of comment. The government ma. itains that Mr. Henderson has been commenti ing on government pol ot just on the spendin icy and not just on the spe of public money. Mr. Stanfield described the government move as giving blunders privileged status and removing "this embarrassing watchdog's hold on the seat of (he government's pants." -A- SPECIAL if CANDY TABLE CENTRE .................4.50 TJr, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL White Pom, larqe white mums tinted with spmkle, GioicD of greens and_ a ribbon. ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS 8.00 You Arc Invited To Visit Our Display Of CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS FREE CHANCE ON A CHRISTMAS BOUQUET I'SEE CORSAGE AND COH'FEE Jj, Avoid the Christmas blush. Mail Early. Gut of town Dec. 13 Local Dec 17 Canada Post Off ke TRUCKS WAIT AT CROSS-POINT long lines of trucks are stalled at West Berlin'i Drellinden crossing point Tuesday waiting to move into East Germany as East Ger- man harassmen' of road traffic to and from West Berlin worsened. Cars and trucks were delayed r Jny hours. Ths reason for the harassment, meetings in West Berlin of the German Christian Democratic party, continued for the second day. Stop-and-go fight waged at border BERLIN (AP) East Ger- man harassment of road traffic to and from West Berlin wors- ened today, with cars and trucks delayed many hours. The reason for the harass- ment, meetings in the city of the West German Christian Democratic party, continued for the second day. It was the fourth day of Com- munist stop-and-go tactics on the autobahns and other roads. officers reported long lines inside West Berlin and in West Germany. At West Ber- lin's Dreilinden border cross- ing point more than 800 trucks were waiting for clearance. Pledges agrarian reform MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Echeverria Alvarez takes over as Mexico's 26th president today in a colorful inauguration cere- mony in Mexico City's Chapulte- pec Park. Outgoing President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz -zzs to hand the reins of government over to Echeverria with the ceremonial presentation of a green, white and red sash embroidered ia gold by artisans of Tlaxcala state, Echeverria, who won the June 5 election by the landslide al- ways given the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary party, promised during his cam- paign to continue the social, ag- ricultural, educational and in- d u s t r i a 1 programs of Diaz Ordaz. He said he would put special emphasis on agrarian reform, expansion of education and creation of jobs a year for the booming popula- tion. The Institutional Revolution- ary party, or PRI, has been continuously in power 42 years. The constitution prohibits a president succeeding himself, and Echeverria was Diaz Or- daz's interior secretary. Escapee Cocliraiie suspected CALGARY (CP) A branch of the Toronto-Dominion Bank in the southwest section of the city was robbed Monday by a man with a sawed-off rifle. Police said their prime sus- pect is Ralph Cochrane, 43, of Vancouver who is also believed to have taken part in a bank robbery Friday in which three escapees from Prince Albert penitentiary were caught. Police said a bank teller's de- scription of the robber tallied with a description of Cochrane. Monday's theft netted the bandit "less than po- lice said, but they couldn't be more specific. Cochrane was one of H men who escaped from Prince Al- bert Penitentiary last Wednes- day night. All the other es- capees have been recaptured. Cochrane was in the peniten- tiary for armed robbery, two charges of attempted escape, possession of stolen property and break, enter and theft. Friday, four men robbed a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce of less than and three were caught. The fourth, whom police believe was Coehranc, jumped out of the car the bandits were in and escaped on foot. 'Ccumniuiist' tag not abusive CALGARY (CP) Calling a man a Communist does not constitute abusive language, Magistrate F. A. Thurgood ruled. He made the decision In ac- quitting Slavko Stanimirovic who was charged under the Al- berta Government Telephones Act with using abusive lan- guage. The charge was laid after Mr. Stanimirovic and another man disagreed over the tele- phone and one of them was called a Communist. HALE OPTICAL J COMPANY ITD. Gary Martih Dispensing Optician 307 6lh 51. S. 327-7132 Weather and road report 'NOON I ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lcthbridga Medicine Hat Calgary...... Pincher Creek Edmonton..... Banff......... Peace Biver Grande Prairie Prince George Kamloops..... Vancouver...... Penticton...... Prince Albert Saskatoon Moose Jaw Regina....... Brandon Winnipeg...... Wlu'te River Toronto Ottawa....... Quebec St. John's..... Halifax....... Charlottetown Fredericton 26 22 11 -7 .04 33 -3 .09 14 -13 .20 17 -3 .16 9 -17 .10 10 -22 .19 19 -8 .21 20 13 .18 39 33 .20 32 27 .13 12 1 .26 16 2 .32 22 11 .27 22 10 .20 25 23 .02 34 31 .14 30 25 .03 46 36 42 21 37 11 35 29 .01 42 29 39 27 37 20 .01 0 .02 4 .01 56 42 .12. 57 38 76 73 65 39 61 51 56 51 64 34 57 45 Chicago..... New York Miami...... Washington Los Angeles San Francisco Denver...... Las Vegas FORECASTS Lethbridge Today: snow becoming intermittent this afternoon. Wednesday: main- ly cloudy. Occasional snow. Lows 5-10 below, high zero- five above. Medicine Hat Today: snow ending this evening. Wednes- day: mainly cloudy. Light snow. Lows 5-10 below, highs zero five above. Kootcnay, Columbia Today and Wednesday: mainly cloudy. Few showers of rain or snow in the Kootenays. Cloudy with snow in the Columbia dis- trict. Winds southerly 15 in tho Kootenays. Highs today and Wednesday in the 30s in the Kootenays and in the 20s in the Columbia district. Lows tonight near 30 in the Kootenays; near 15 in the Columbia district. OWATONNA MIXER MILL WITH BALE SHREDDER ATTACHMENT New 160 bnta moynli right on to mill threat of all 117 ond 100 mixer milli No feeding In balg slices Takes whole bales up lo 20 Inches In width. Bale lablo carries bale into shredding chamber GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES P.O. BOX 1202 IETHBRIDGE OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 east travel lanes bare. Highway 3 west travel lanes bare to Cowley. Cowley to B.C. boundary is covered with light snow, few sections of ice. moderately slippery. Highway 4 travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 5-Very light snow, travel lanes mostly bare cept near Watcrton Park where the highway is mostly snow covered. Highway 6-lravcl lanes bare to the Shell plant, remainder covered wilh light snow. Highway 23 and 25 travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 36 bare to Vaux- hall, from Vauxhall to Scandia few small drifts. Highway 61 and 61 bars. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff has 1-2 inches of snow, blowing and drifting snow west of Banff and in the Morley area. Banff to Golden has light, to moderate snowfall, few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Golden lo Rcvelstoke has 4-f> inches of snow, occasional slippery sec- lions, plowed and sanded. The Banff Radium highway has 4-5 niches if snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Jasper high- way has light to moderate snowfall, few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded to use snow tires or chains when travelling in any mountain area. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Colitis 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonila 9 a.m. lo 0 p.m.- Hooseviile, B.C. 9 a.m. to G p.m.; Kingsgale, 24 hours; Porthill-Ilykcrls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildlrorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;