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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IfTHBRIDGE HERALD Wndnoiday, December 1, 1971-------------- CUP OF MILK FUND GROWS-The Lethbridge Herald's Cup of Milk Fund for trie Unitarian Service Committee r receiving widespread support. It will give nutritional iltcnglh -o East Pakistani refugees, above. They Found makeshift homes in concrete pipes last June at a camp in Calcutta after fleeing from their homes and from war. Every penny helps buy them milk. Mail your donations, large or small, to Cup of Milk, Lelhbridge Herald. Show the world south Albertans care. South Albertam pilch in for refugees Tax bill creeps ahead inch by inch OTTAWA (CP) govern- ment pondered some big-stick moves Tuesday to speed prog- i of its tax bill as the mea- sure continued lo make only inchworm progress through the Commons. One form of debate-limiting closure V.T.S reported lo be a strong probability, with the gov- ernment pushing to have the bill through the Commons and Se- nate before Jan. 1, to take im- mediate effect for the 1972 Uix ear. In the House, much of the ar- gument centred on a contempo- rary tax Crown ver- sus the late Stalford Smythe and Harold Ballard of Maple Leaf how the de- cision is made regarding court procedure for tax-evasion cases. The issue was the Crown op- tion of prosecuting either by in- dictment or by summary con- viction. When the Crown selects in- dictment, conviction carries a mandatory prison sentence of between two months and five Summary conviction leaves the option of cither a fine or a jail terra lo the judge. Smythe and Ballard, holding the controlling interests in Maple Leaf Gardens, home of T o r o n t o 's National Hockey League team, challenged Ihe government right to proceed by indictment after they were charged with tax evasion. The matter went to the Supreme Court of Canada, which upheld Ihe government's right. STILL BEFORE COURTS The tax-evasion part of the case still is before the courts. Cut Conservative MPs argued Tuesday that the Crown option is unfair. Gordon Aiken (PC-Parry Sound-Muskoka) said it left the federal attorney-general with too powerful a tool that was too open to abuse. Jack Bigg (PC-Pembina) said the system destroyed what Per-capita income takes leap OTTAWA (CP) per-capita national risen by 10 per cent this year, to "for every man, woman and child compared will] last year, figures released by Statistics Canada show. The bureau Tuesday said the gross national total value of all goods and services produced by rose to billion for 1971, based on the country's perform- ance in July, August and Sep- tember. The comparable figure one year ago was billion. The biggest component of this is the net national income- wages, salaries, supplementary labor income, military pay and allowances, pre-tax corporation profits, farm income and small business income, after deduct- ing dividends paid to non-resi- dents. Trie national inconie for the estimated population of 21.6 mil- lion at June 1 this year was run- ning at an annual rate of billion in the third quarter of 1971. This compared with billion for 21.4 million inhabit- ants last year. PROFITS UP Statistics Canada said one of the most notable features of in- comes recorded in the GNP ac- counts this year was a rapid growth in corporation profits, which were tightly squeezed during the anti-inflation price restraints that had their biggest bite in the final months of 1970. Canada's I Pre-tax corporation profits income has were running to billion last 'orlunities somewnere T.y PAVI, ,TACKSON Hn-iild Otiiiwa Unread OTTAWA I'alpry MP Kl- tlon Wooliiam.s says people jail- Pk'iTr Goyor'n depnri- :scxuM offenders are suf- abuses by other for sexual offences should sexual offenders in separate j Mr. Woollinms said he _ has ,-r.rvc their sentence in a com- parts of a regular penitentiary, j recently visited one peniten- pletelv separate penal institu-1 The PC assistant to the Jus-; tiary in Canada where prison- lion than housing other j tico Minister told the commit-1 ers get into meal line-ups and convicts. IK- hearing, which is currently inmates will stub lighted_ cig- Mr. Woolliams (PC Calgary: looking at Solicitor General should be an objective of the trcstment fur all. Corporations convicted of tax evasion pay fines, said Mr. Bigc, a former RCMP officer. Bui senior corporate execu- tives seldom were held person- ally responsible for a variety of reasons. The government couHn't put a whole corporation in jail and bald heads of of sexual of- aruttes on the those convicted fences. "There must be a separation, o t h o r wise this mistreatment will take place and there will j be further killings as occurred I in the Kingston Penitentiary he said. However, Mr. Goyer said cases cited by the Calgary MP are exceptions, not the rule. He said the cost of maintaining a separate institution for sexual offenders had to be taken into account and measured against the real need. Mr. Hogarth questioned whether the sexual offenders' chief complaint is being bothcr- j ed by other prisoners. He sug- gested their chief complaint was lack of therapy for their ailment. VANCOUVER (CP) The [Briiish Columbia branch of the Canadian Association has endorsed Ihe principle that both English and French should be recognized for use in Cana- dian cuurt.s. T h o resolution, originally placed before the association's national executive in Seplem- bcr by [he Quebec branch, had been referred to other provin-1 usuajiy cettled for a Bui an cial branches for consideration. was liable to loss of 11 now will go to the CBA meet- ing in February. K. Davie Fullon, former fed- eral justice minister and now chairman of the B.C. Law Re- form C o m m i s sion, spoke strongly in support of the res- olution Monday night. "The motion i; in support ot bilingualism, but it is also deal, ing wilh a fundamental ques- tion of administration of jus- Mr. Fulton lold members of the provincial council. IETHBRIDGE WINDOW CLEANERS HELP YOU WI1K YOUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Phone 327-4037 NEW POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT BY 'S LADIES' WEAR LTD. LETHBRIDGE laKAY'S new offering the lowest, unbeatable prices on brand narna morcliandisQ every item in the store at DISCOUNT PRICES NOTHING HELD BACK LOOK FOR THE GREEN DISCOUNT TAGS ON ALL MERCHANDISE AND NEVER PAY FULL PRICE AGAIN Remember EVERYDAY IS SALE DAY AT LaKAY'S LADIES' WEAR LTD. 312 13th Street North 712 4th Ave. S. OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. MANIIJi (AP) A Philip- pines army officer, 20 army men, a mayor and two other ci- vilians have been charged with the murder of more than SO Moslem voters on Nov. 22. The Moslems were killed as they rode in convoy from Mag- saysay, the home town they had evacuated earlier to escape po- litical terrorists, to refugee centres in ncarhy metropolitan areas. The government had brought them back to Magsay- say lo voic. The trucks were stopped at an army checkpoint for idcnlifica- lion, and shifting began. The army insists a shot was fired at soldiers but survivors claim they were unarmed and were shot without provocation. The charges were filed Mon- day in n civil court in Iligan City, miles southeast of Ma- nila. personal liberty and the system was unfair. With today's multi-national corporations, he said, the situa- tion is more complicated. Even if the evidence pointed to a sen- ior executive, it likely would be impossible to nab him because be was not in the country. The whole system meant that the individual taxpayer faced a double jeopardy that corporate taxpayers did not. The Conservatives have pressed for splitting up the bill such popular things as higher personal income tax exemptions now and shelving the rest of it until further de- bate can be held next year. This has been turned down by the government. CONCESSIONS MADE Conservatives, New Demo- crats, Social Credit MPs and some Liberals have urged eas- ing sections of the bill to tax credit unions and co-operatives in a similar manner to regular businesses. The government al- ready has brought in two batches of amendments to those sections aimed at taking out some of the sting. But the Conservatives and the NDP do not agree on the provi- sions to tax capital gains and on tax treatment of natural re- source industries. Longest flight TEL AVIV (ReutCT) The second Boeing 747 jumbo jet or- dered by El Al, the Israel air- line, arrived on its delivery flight from the United States after what was de- scribed as the world's longest non-stop flight for this type of aircraft. The flight from Seattle to Lod Interna- tional Airport, with double crews, 113 passengers and 18 tons of freight, took 12 hours 40 minutes. And with big personal spend- ing on consumer goods and services, personal savings fig- ures naturally declined. reaffirmed VANCOUVER (CP) _ State Secretary Gerard Pelletier saic Tuesday he doubts the claim o: Phil Gaglardi, British Colum bia rehabilitation minister, tha Canadians in the western prov- inces disliked the way the Op porlunilies for Youth Program was operated this year. Mr. Pelletier, hi a telephone interview from Winnipeg, saic reaction to the program in the Prairies has been generally fa- vorable. Mr. Pelletier, commenting on a meeting he had with Mr. Gaglardi here Monday, said: "He had to recognize it was only a minority of the OFY pro- jects he could criticize, and yet he made the contradictory statement that everyone in B.C. and most people in western Canada were against the pro- gram. "Mr. Gaglardi particularly disliked some projects that ac- tually we hadn't funded." Mr. Pelletier said Mr. Gnglardi's criticisms of the OFY program indicated he. didn't know much about it. j year, and then sank to an an- nual rate of billion in Ihe inal quarter of 1970. They xiinced back by mid-1971, and m the third quarter of Ihis year were running to billion. The Economic Council of Can- ada, in a special report Mon- day, said business should be ex- peeled lo restore its profit mar- gins as quickly at market condi- ions would permit, and this pressure might bring renewed .nflation. Stalistics Canada said alion profits were up 7.0 per cent in the first three months of 1971, rose 10.1 per cent in the second quarter, and up by 9.3 JCT cent in the third quarter. Another important factor in higher national income was a revision the bureau made to its earlier-reported estimates o f labor income. Unusually large retroactive pay raises made by several gov- ernments contributed to the in- crease. INCREASE IN WAGES Wages, salaries, supplemen- tary labor income, and military pay ard allowance now are esti- mated lo be running to bil- lion a year, compare 1 with S48.1 billion in 1971, based on third- quarter performance. After reporting these and other figures on growing in- comes, however, Statistics Can- ada said there hasn't been nearly as great a growth in aft- er-tax personal Incomes. So-called disposable personal is, personal in- comes left over after taxes- made impressive gains of three and 4.1 per cent in Ihe first two quarters of this year, but slowed (o a 1.4-per-cent gain in Ihe third quarter. ....._ "In addition lo the dampening trad signed last June, impact of the slowdown in Passenger traffic has Manhole gives up iwo bodies PORT ALBEIINI, B.C. (CP) city workers wore found dead Tuesday inside a man- hole at the assembly wharf in this Vancouver Island commu- nity. Dead are George Al Hore, 37, and William A. Moore, 63. The men were discovered by a forklifl operator who noticed the cover off the manhole. An HCMP spokesman said they apparently died of gas poison- ing while reading meters on a watermain. An autopsy will be performed today. wages and salaries, after the unusually strong second quarter gain, personal disposable in- come also was affected by ir- regularly large personal inrome taxes >n the third the bureau said CNR yardmen still idle VANCOUVER (CP) Cana- dian National Railways yard- men remained off the job ffi British Columbia Tuesday as freight traffic continued to back up on sidings. A company spokesman said an injunction will be sought to- day to get a back to work order against the yardmen, who began booking off last Wednesday in protest over some clause; in a union con- net been affected. Gram and lumber cars con- tinued to be shunted onto CN sidings throughout B.C. and Al- berta. No embargo has been placed on freight traffic enter- ing the province. GENERAL Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY 8: SUNSET 1, Pro I.etlibriilge 41 21 Medicine Hat Pinchcr Creek Calgary..... Edmonton Reds place pennant 011 Mars MOSCOW (Renter) The So- viet Union has placed a pennant carrying the nation's coat of arms on the surface of Mars, the Soviet news agency Tass re- ported Tuesday. The automatic spare station Mars 2, which was launched into interplanetary trajectory May 19, went into orbit around Mars Saturday, Tass said. As the station approached the planet a capsule was separated from it and "delivered" to Ihe surface a pennant showing the Soviet coat of arms, Tass said. Mars 2 now is orbiting the planet every 18 hours at an alti- tude of between 860 and miles. The Mars 3 space station, also launched in May, is continuing its flight toward the planet, Tass said. Mars 2 pined tlw United Stales Mariner 9 probe which has been orbiting the planet since Nov. 13. Banff Peace River Edson....... Penticton Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Regina II 41 36 38 36 23 26 27 39 33 46 25 26 London 45 Berlin 39 Amsterdam Brussels .........46 I Madrid 50 Moscow .02 Winnipeg 9 -9 Toronto 27 9 Ottawa 16 .16 Montreal........ 30 11 .17 St. John's........ 49 39 .85 Halifax 51 29 1.14 Charlottetown 30 29 1.14 Minneapolis..... 27 10 Washington 50 34 Miami........... 86 75 Los Angeles fi5 47 Las Vegas GO 45 Stockholm Tokyo Honolulu -Mexico City FORECASTS T.cllilirito. llav 37 37 35 37 37 34 36 36 71 46 To- Calgary ami Thursday: Chinook cliiiidinfss. Brisk west winds near the mountains. Lows near 20. Iliglis Thursday 40- 45. Medicine Most- ly sunny. Lows near 15. Thurs- day: I n e r e a s ing cloudiness. Highs near 40. Kootcnay, Columbia To- day: Mostly cloudy. Highs 35 to 40. Tonight and Wednesday: Overcast with snow. Snow eas- ing off to a few flurries in the afternoon. Lows tonight in the 20s. Highs Wednesday near 35. WHAT'S WRONG (OR RfGHT) WITH OUR LIBERAL GOVERNMENT Has it lost touch with the people? Does it understand the farmer? Has it run out of steam? These Questions Must Be Faced! Bring your doubts and criticisms Share them with us 8 p.m. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 CAROLINA ROOM, EL RANCHO HOTEL LETHBRIDGE FEDERAL LIBERAL ASSOCIATION GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY .A .A, A. OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways in the bridgo district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is bare and in good oondilion. linnff-fiolden Is mostly bare with a trace of snow. Golden to Puivelsloke is mostly bare, plowed and sanded where ne- necossary. Banff Radium and B.inff Jasper highways are bolh bare and in good condi- tion. Snow lircs or chains arc r o 1 1 u i r e d hen travelling through the Rogers Pass, highway and on all Banff National Park ski ac- cess Porls of (opening and Carway 9 a.m. In f> p.m.; Del Bonila a. in. lo n p.m.; Hoosc- ville, B.C. 0 a.m. lo fi p.m.; Kiivjsgali-. K.C., 2-1 hours; Port- hill KykiMs It a.m. to mid- night. Chief Mountoin closed, Wildhorso. II a.m. to 5 D.m. ;