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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Worlnoilay, Doccrnber 3, 1970- Gains Commons approval Public order bill sent to senate OTTAWA (CP1 The govern- ment gained Commons approval Tuesday for Us contentious pub- lic order bill but indications now point to strenuous Senate at- tempts lo revise the measure. The Liberal-dominated Com- mons approved the Eastern n allowed CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Court of Appeal Tuesday upheld a decision which allows Galley shot unarmed people says gunner FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) A machine-gunner in Lieut. William Galley's platoon has testified he saw Calley herd a group of unresisting Vietnamese into a ditch and shoot at them. He said the lieutenant asked him to use his weapon on the unarmed men, women and chil- dren. "I tho former sol- dier said. Robert Maples's testimony Tuesday at Galley's courtmar- tial was the first time any wit- ness-of 20 who have appeared lie saw lieutenant turn his gun on civilians at My Lai March 16, 1968. Maples was to face cross-ex- amination when court resumes today. He had been on the stand s few minutes when the trial re- cessed Tuesday. The 27-y e a r -o 1 d Calley, charged with killing 102 civil- ians in the South Vietnamese hamlet, sat umnoving. WENT TO DITCH Maples, 22, of Freehold, N.J., said he and others had moved through the village and had come to a big ditch. "Calley came over to the Maples told the court. "He herded tha rest of them (Vietnamese) to a hole where him and (Paul) Meadlo was fir- ing into the hole." Asked to describe the people, Mtples said: "There were women, babies, and a couplo of men." It was at that ditch that the government charges Calley shot st least 70 people. LJLXJ' T union representation for em- ployees of the Eastern Irriga- tion District near Brooks, Jim Murrie, regional director of the Canadian Union of Pub- lic Employees for Alberta and British Columbia, said the de- cision has opened the collective bargaining door to "many more such workers." He said it marks the first actual commercial farming en- terprise which his union has been successful in organizing in Alberta. The district covers 1.2 million acres and is the largest of 14 in the province. It employs 91 persons and is operated by a board of directors elected by water users in tiie area. The board of industrial rela- tions first certified CUPE local 1032 as bargaining agent for 79 East e r n Irrigation District workers last August after inten- sive hearings. Under the Alberta Labor Re- lations Act, farm laborers are not allowed collective bargain- ing unless the board decides they are working for a com- mercial undertaking. Last March, Mr. Justice H. J. MacDonald of Alberta Supreme Court over ruled the board decision, and his ruling was taken to the appeal court by both CUPE and the board of industrial relations. The three man appeal court, In a unanimous judgment, de- cided that the industrial rela- tions board alone had the power to determine whether the opera- tion was a farm or a commer- cial undertaking. FIBE CYCLES PARIS (AP) Four motorcy- cle fire engines went into serv- ice Wednesday in an effort to beat the Paris traffic. Officals explained that in dense central Paris, where the streets are narrow, full-size fire engines and ambulances often are de- layed. Public Order (Temporary Mea- sures) Act, a vote of 174 go 31. The legislation would replace regulations now in ef- fect under ihe War Measures Act. Opposed to passage of Ihe bill, mi which debate later began in the Senate, were 17 New Demo- irats, 10 Creditistes and four Conservatives. Standing in the 264-seat Com- mons; Liberal 153. Conservative 73, NDP 23, Creditiste 13, Inde- pendent 1, vacant 1. The Commons later turned lo Mils on anti-dumping, farm, fishing and business loans. Today it debates a pension bill. BREAK PARTY LINES Conservatives who broke party lines to vote against the public order bill, first presented In the Commons Nov. 2, were: Gordon Aiken (Parry Sound- Musk ok R. G. L. Fair- ireather David MacDonald (Egmont) and Roch Lasalle The NDP and Creditistes have pressed for changes in the bill ihroughout the debate and voted JAIL FOR RETICENCE Llse Hose, 25, was sentenced to six months in jail in Mon- treal Tuesday on charges of contempt of court. The charges were brought follow- ing Miss Rose' refusal to tes- tify at the inqnest into the death of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte in Montreal last week. Lougheed critical of govt. CALGARY (CP) The rec- ord first-half provincial deficit of million "destroys any myth that Social Credit has properly managed the financial affairs of this province in lat- ter Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed said Tuesday. He said the Progressive Con- servative party warned the government "of relying top heavily on lease sales to fi- nance provincial government programs." Alberta Auditor C. K. Huck- vale revealed the first-half def- icit in Edmonton Tuesday and figures showed a decrease of million in petroleum rev- enues. "We urged a substantial in- dustrial development program be undertaken so that revenues from other sources would be available in tbe event of a dra- matic decline in oil lease sale Mr. Lougheed. said. Also see Page 7. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS THRIFT- WAY Savings start Tomorrow Dee, 3 Head end Shoulderj Shampoo Regular 1.85. Family For Relief ef Coricidin D Regular 2.19. .49 1 I I Dandruff Treatment Resdan Rsgular 2.25. 10-fluld on. 1 .49 CHRISTMAS CARDS Box of 24 Cards Regular 2.00. 13 1 ,49 Box of 16 Regular 1.49. 99' TONI Tha Advance look Perm. Regular 7.39.......... NIVIA largo 15-oz. she. Regular 3.95, HAIR COLOR Nice and Easy by Clairol. if jJQ Regular 2.29......... FOIL WRAP 3 roll Christmas wrap. 90" long. Reg. 1.29. THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE On. of 200 CIGARETTES CASH ONLY REGULAR Ctn. of 200. 4 -39 SUPER SAVINGS AT Open Doily- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and "YOUR l.D.A. AND REXALl DRUG STORE" 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 702 13th Street'North Phono 327-0340 solidly against It. Pierre De Bane Ms party's .oughest critic of the measure, was not in the House for the vote. Guard held captive PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Guards fired at least one warn- ing shot and used tear gas to end a "disturbance" Saturday by prisoners at Uie federal maximum security peniten- tiary, warden John Norfield said today. During the disturbance a fire that destroyed the interior of the library was started by pris- oners and one, guard was held captive briefly before being freed by other guards. The fire and disturbance started just after 475 prisoners had finished watching the Grey Cup game on television in the auditorium. "We had to use tear gas to clear the inmates out of the auditorium." Twelve to 15 of the prison- ers were involved in the distur- bance. "There was some smashing and I know of one warning shot being he said, adding that there may have been one or two other shots by guards, fso one was hit. The warden said the distur- bance started at about 4 p.m. and ended at about p.m. Damage to the penitentiary because of the fire is estimated at between and the warden said. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Protestants call Pope 'man of sin From AP-Reuter SYDNEY, Australia (CP) Pope Paul prayed with leading Protestant churchmen in Syd- ney's town hall tonight while outside a handful of militant Protestants paraded with such placards as "The Pope is anti Christ, a man of sin" am "Christ saves, Rome enslaves.' The leader of the demonstra- tion, Rev. Frederick Channinj of New Zealand, got inside an< stood up in the middle of the hall three minutes after the Pope arrived, displaying the words, "No Priest but Thee Jesus Christ" across his chest A woman usher spotted him im mediately, and the police threw him out. Entering the building for the ecumenical service, the Pope passed within 15 yards of some of the placards. But he did no: appear to notice them among the crowd of about that had gathered to watch his ar- rival. NewStart program succeeds EDMONTON (CF) Alberta fevStart has overcome dissent o make exceptional progress, Jack Shields, executive direc- or of the experimental pro- eet, said Tuesday. The program, started in the all of 1367, was described by fir. Shields in an interview as a search for ways and means of motivating, training and re- raining disadvantaged adults in northeastern Alberta. Projects in Fort Chipewyan and Kikino were doing well, jess progress had resulted at lanvier but recent develop- ments were encouraging. Mr. Shields said Janvier's progress is particularly impor- :ant because a suspension-was necessary early this year when four teachers resigned because of what they described as a "Hostile atmosphere." The program resumed after a month. 'Janvier now has seven new lomes, school lunch programs teve been instituted and the recreation centre there has seen completely renovated." Mr. Shields said confusion surrounded the project, at the end of its first year of opera- tion. Federal funds were with- drawn and protests by Indian and Metis organizations erupt- ed. 'NewStart isn't an Indian or Metis program as such1, but in the area we serve, 50 per cent of the people are under the poverty line and 90 per cent of those are natives." NewStart is a federally-spon- sored program that has been introduced in B.C., Saskatche- wan, Manitoba, New Bruns- vrick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Alberta. Senator Jacques Flynn (PC- his party's leader in the upper chamber, said Tues- day night he'will Introduce at least one amendment to the bill and he expects numerous other changes to be recommended. During second reading de- bate, he told the Senate the bill must allow some method ena- bling persons accused of once being members of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec to prove no are longer as- sociated with the organization. Debate was adjourned until today following a speech by Paul Martin, government Se- nate leader. F Senator Martin said the pro- tracted Commons debate on the bill showed the government's wisdom in not seeking parlia- mentary approval before pro- claiming the War Measures Act Oct. 16. "Had the government waited for such approval, it would not have been able to deal as effec- tively as it did" with the threat posed by the FLQ. OUTLAWS FLQ The legislation, which would expire next April 30 unless ex- tended by Parliament or re- voked earlier by the govern- ment, continues to outlaw the FLQ and retains arrest without warrant or bail and detention without charge as provided by the war measures regulations. But it limits to seven days the time a person can be held with- out charge, c .npared with 21 days under the present regula tions. In other Commons business Tuesday, a government bill was introduced that would increase basic old-age pensions to monthly for all Canadians over 65 and raise maximum supple- mentary payments to from a month. The bill, given first reading, will be debated today. The measure calls for in creases in supplementary pen- sions to take effect April 1 next year. The increase in basic pen- sions would take effect Jan. 1. A bill providing for federal In- corporation o f co-operatives that, operate in more than one province was given third and final Commons reading Tuesday and sent to the Senate. Pave lanes, cut pollution recommends Tollefson CALGARY (CP) A report by the city pollution commit- tee recommends paving of back lanes as a means of re- ducing dust, a significant con- tributor to solids in the urban atmosphere. Dr. Eric L. Tollefson, profes- sor of chemical engineering at the University of Calgary, said in the report the paving would also reduce noise pollution. "Cars travelling over these gravel lanes create dust and cause road noise. The dust un- doubtedly adds to the air pollu- tion problem." The rest of the report was aimed at halting "rapidly de- veloping" air pollution by cut- ting motor vehicle emissions. Also suggested: were: pollution con- trol devices on all new cars of carbon moo- oxide concentrations of vehicles creat- ing excessive pollution of pollution control as a prime objective o! the city number of cars In tbe downtown area study on the effect of high-rise buildings on air flow patterns at street level of a pollution con trol centre. White paper puts squeeze on Alta. says Speaker EDMONTON (CP) "The whole question of assistance to unemployed employables ap- pears to have been left with the Ray Speaker, Al- berta's social development minister, here in com- menting on the federal white paper on income security. The provincial government was anticipating more finan- cial support than seems appar- ent, Mr. Speaker said, addini he will meet Saturday will John Munro, federal healti minister, to discuss the white paper. Mr. Speaker said the Alberta government "fully supports' measures that improve the sit uation of disadvantaged in dividuals, p a r t i c u 1 a r 1 y in creased payments to pension Israel charged with 'criminal act' CAIRO (AP) Egypt charged today that Israel breached' their ceasefire with a "criminal act against unarmed civilians" by sinking an Egypt- ian boat in the Gulf of Suez. The Israelis claimed the four men in the boat were spying and smug- gling hashish. The Israeli military command said an Israeli patrol sanx the Egyptian motorboat last Saturday night off the Israeli- held eastern shore of the gulf. It said three bodies were re- covered, one had documents proving the men were collecting inilitary intelligence, and the fourth man went down with the boat. Cairo radio contended that only "unarmed civilian fishing boats operate in this area." The broadcast denied that the array or the intelligence service had boats there. An Israeli spokesman said the patrol boat Ordered tho Egypt- ian craft to halt as it ap- proached Ihe Sinai Peninsula shore, hut the command was ig- nored. The Israelis Ihen fired warning shote, tha spokesman said, and the Egyptians tried to escape. INCIDENT MOST SERIOUS It was the most serious Inci- dent since the guns were si- lenced along the Suez canal north or the gulf by the cease- fire Aug. 7. King Hussein of Jordan, the third nation that is party In tbe truce, left Tuesday for a fund- raising trip to Saudi Arabia Egypt, Europe and the Unite States. He was flying to Cairo today to discuss his proposal for an Arab summit conference to the problem of Palestinian refu gees. From Cairo, Hussein flies to Britain and then to Washington for a meeting Dec. 8 with Presi dent Nixon. Calgary, Quebec Cily twins complete Hop says Sykes CALGARY (CP) The twin- ning of Calgary and Quebec City has teen a complete flop, Mayor Rod Sykes said here, and unless the concept can be used as more than a public re- lations gimmick it should be dropped. Tho idea which made Cal- gary the "sister city" to Que- bec was adopted with great fanfare several years ago but nothing came of it, the mayor said, Participation by Calgary Ir canoe races at Ihe Quebec Win ter Carnival or an entry by Quebec in the Calgary Exhibi lion and Stampede chuckwagon races would probably improve the relationship. The idea was originated t promote understanding be twccn the cities and "either w make it work or we drop it." "It's no good if it's just a one-day public relations gim- mick." SPLIT WEATHER-Eastern Canada will havs above- normal temperature readings, while the rest of the coun- try receives below-normal readings for December accord- ing to the 30-day outlook of the United States weather bureau. Precipitation will.be heavy throughout Ontario and portions of the Prairies, with moderate readings ex- pected elsewhere.____________________ Weather and road report 4 BELOW 10. ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lethbridge 8-11 Medicine Hat 10 -10 Pincher Creek 6-11 .01 Calgary........ -3 -22 .01 Vermilion 0 -27 .06 Edmonton...... -8-34 .08 Banff.......... 1-13 .18 Coronation......4-21 .13 High Level -12 -16 .08 Peace River -13-16 .01 Rocky Mt. House -7 -29 .02 Penticton....... 37 33 Prince George -5 -9 .13 Kamloops....... 23 2 .02 Vancouver 42 32 .11 Prince Albert 7-14 .03 Saskatoon 11-22 .02 Moose Jaw___ 14 -17 .01 Regina.........15 -20 .02 Winnipeg...... 32 -5 .30 Toronto........ 60 43 Ottawa......... 35 29 .01 Montreal........42 36 .08 St. John's...... 39 22 .01 Halifax.........40 21 Charlottetown 35 20 New York.......50 47 Miami........ 76 73 Washington..... 55 44 Los Angeles.....62 54 San Francisco .58 49 .89 FORECASTS Lethbridge Today: Snow becoming a little heavier in Ihe nftcmonn. Thursday: light snow. Winds NE10-15. Lows near 15 below, highf near 10 below. Medicine Hat Today and Thursday: Periods of light snow. Winds occasionally N10. Lows tonight 15-20 below. Highs Thursday 10-15 below. Kootenay, Columbia Cloudy with periods of snow to- day and Thursday. Highs to- day and Thursday 13 to 19 above except in the low 30s in the south Kootsnays. Lows to- night near 10. OWATONNA MIXER MILL WITH BALE SHREDDER ATTACHMENT New 160 bale shredder mounts right on to mill throat of all 117 and 100 mixsr mills No feeding in bala slices Takes whole bains up to 20 inches in widlh. Bale labU carries bale into shredding chamber GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES P.O. BOX 1202 LETHBRIDGE OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 travel lanes bare except for icy sections south of Cardston. Highway 3 travel lanes bare from Grassy Lake to Cow- Ic-y. Cowley to the B.C. border has a few icy sections, mod- erately slippery. Highway 5 travel lanes bare to Mountain View. From Mountain View to Waterton short icy patches, moderately slippery. Highway 6 From Pmchcr Creek lo 'the Shell Plant travel lanes are bare. From the Shell Highways S3, 23, 36, 61 and 62 travel lanes are bare. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff is plowed and sanded, some slip- pery sections. Banff to Golden is plowed and sanded, occa- sional slippery sections. Golden to Rcvelstoke has 4 inches of new snow, few slippery sec- tions, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium highway has 2 inches of new slippery sections. Banff-Jasper highway is plowed and sanded. Snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. Plant lo Waterton thin layer of packed snow, moderately slip- pery. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulls 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Rooseville, 9 a.m. to C p.m.; Kingsgale, 24 hours; Porthill-Rykorts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed, WiMliorac, SB.m.toSp.m, ;