Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, December 5, 1970 THE LErHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Alberta has record deficit in first six months EDMONTON (CP) Albcr- tn had a record deficit of million in the first half of the current fiscal year, provincial auditor C. K. Huckvale an- nounced today. A combination of operating costs and capital spending, the deficit was million greater than the deficit for the first six months of 1909, Mr. Huckvale said in his interim financ i a 1 statement for the period ended Sept. 30. He told a news conference he expected the province's finan- cial picture to improve in the second half of the 1970-71 fiscal year, leaving a "requirement for funds" of between and million. Provincial Treasurer A. 0. Aalborg's budget called for million in capital borrowing and contributions from re- serves. Because the Harry Strom's Social Credit government dropped its "pay as you go" policy last spring, capital and operating spending have been separated and the over-all fi- gure needed to balance the bud- get .is not called a deficit. Mr. Aalborg predicted a million surplus on operating ex- MAKE UP A PARTY COME TO EL RANCHO CABARET THURSDAY "THE SHAMEN" FRIDAY "JUST US" SATURDAY "JUST US" GLEN'S DEN ADMISSION 1.25 p.m. In 1 a.m. REFRESHMENTS and FOOD AVAILABLE! [Side Entrance) SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "THE ADVENTURERS" In color. Starring Candice Bergen, Ernest Borgnine, Rossano Brazzi and Anna Moffo. Wednesday, December 2. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE ADVENTURERS" In color. Starring Candice Bergen, Ernest Borgnine, Olivia DeHavilland and Hoss- ano Brazzi. Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3. Wednesday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "COLOSSUS, FORBIN PROJECT" In color. Gordon Pin- sent and Susan Clark. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 2, 3 and 4. Wednesday shows at and p.m. Adult. Get mora ouf of life Take the family to a movie pendilures but Mr. Huckvale's report showed a million de- ficit on the operating account alone. This was up million from the first half of the 1969- 70 fiscal year. A prime factor in the operat- ing deficit was a drastic reduc- tion in revenues from the sale of petroleum rights down million compared with the same period last year. Mr. Huckvale estimated the total revenues from the sale of petroleum rights could be down million from budget expec- tations by the end of the fiscal year and said he did not expficl any redeeming oil sales of ma- jor This revenue drop, however, was offset partially by an in- crease of million from petroleum royalties. Increased revenues were not- ed in several other brackets. In- come tax b r o u g h t in an add- itional million, liquor an ex- tra million and tobacco tax an extra S3.54 million. Mr. Huckvale said the interim report reflects "enormous growth" in provincial spending. School grants were up million over the same period last year, municipal aid was up million and homeowners' lax rebates were up million. On the other hand, hospital care and social development were each expected to surpass budget predictions by about million by the end of the cur- rent fiscal year. Spend tag for cap i t a 1 pro- grams was million by Sept. 30, up million from (lie same period last year, but capital re- Broadcasters lose bid EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government Tuesday re- jected a request from the prov- ince's broadcasters for permis- sion to carry beer and wine ad- vertising on radio and televi- sion. The request was made at a luncheon held in conjunction with a meeting of the Broadcast Association of Alberta. Association president Tony Mayer of CJDV Drumheller said that because newspapers are able to carry beer and wine advertising, "it is unfair and discriminatory" that the prov- ince bans such advertising on radio and TV stations. Premier Strom said the cab- inet has considered the ques- tion for some time and that it was defeated at a Social Cred- it caucus meeting. A spokesman for the broad- casters said they were given reason to believe there could be a change in policy when cable television is introduced in Al- berta, still more than a year away. Saskatoon man Liberal chief REGINA (CP) Robert W. Thompson of Saskatoon was re- turned as president of the Sas- katchewan Liberal Association, Mr. Thompson, 54, a retailer, was unopposed in his bid for a third one year term. He urg- ed the Liberals to prepare for a general election call. Elected as vice presidents were Don Dermody, Shauna- von; Betty Paulson, Wynyard; Jack Campbell, Pathlow; and William Peasley, Saltcoats. Robert L. Pierce of Hegina was returned as treasurer. Mr. Mayer was elected pres- ident of the association for his second term. Named to the ex- ecutive were Warren Holt, CFCW Camrose; Bruce AUo- way, CFRN-TV Edmonton and Donald Thomas, CFCN al- gary. U.S. to make every effort to free war prisoners WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will make every effort to free American prison- ers of war in North Vietnam, in- cluding possible future military action, Defence Secretary Mel- vin R. Laird said here. Asked whether this included action similar to the daring commando raid on a North Viet- namese prisoner-of-war camp near Hanoi last week, the de- fence secretary said: "I would not rule out any action." Laird" commented in his sec- ond news conference in as many days as he met with reporters at nearby Andrews Air Force Base shortly before his depar- ture for Brussels and three days of meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organization defence ministers. He repeated his Monday pledge that the administration would "maintain our force cap- abilities" in NATO at least through June, 1972. Laird would not rule out the possibility that some U.S. troops may be withdrawn from Eu- rope, but indicated that if this was done the number would be small and that support facilities and equipment would be im- proved. ccipts were 527 million, up near- ly million because the Al- berta resources railway borrow- ed funds to repay government advances. The province borrowed million on the open market in the first half of the current year and sold million in secur- ities irom its special investment fund. Since then, another mil- lion has been borrowed which will go toward meeting the million expected to be needed at the end of the year. Medicine Hat man jailed MEDICINE HAT (CP) "The worst kind of violence is mental violence, in which a per- son is put in fear of Judge Frank Quigley of Calgary, said here as he sentenced Larry Hart, 32, of Medicine Hat to eight years for armed robbery. Hart was charged following the theft of March 23 from a city confectionary, owned by Art Green. The court was told Mr. Green and his daughter, Carol, were threatened 'with a toy pistol after being asked to turn over money from the store's till. Hart was arrested by police about 15 minutes later. Gordon Bradley, 33, of Medi- cine Hat, was also charged in connect i o n with the robbery, but has not been located by po- lice. FLOODS KILL 50 BELO HORI20NTE (AP) Heavy rain and floods killed at least oO persons and left hundreds homeless in Cara- tinga, a town in the interior of Minas Gcrais state in Brazil, of- ficials reported. APARTHEID IN U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Abraham Ribicoff (Dem. Conn.) has told his colleagues tlie No. 1 issue facing the United Slates is the rapid growth of apartheid in the coun- "Ex-screen star dies SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Funeral services are to be held today for Evelyn Daw Smith, who starred with James Cagney in Something to Sing About in the late 1930s. The former ac- tress .and Hollywood cultural leader died Sunday at age 58. ROME (AP) Romlna Power, 19, daughter of the lato Tyrone Power and Linda Chris- tian, gave birth Monday to a girl. The baby was two months PHILCO-FORD FOR BETTER IDEAS IN COLOR TELEVISION New Hi-Brite Picture Tube Cosmetic Color Circuit Engineered For Quality High Quality Yoke and Pin-Cushion Correction Pulse Regulated High Voltage Circuit Performance Proved Cool Chassis ACT (Auto-Lock Channel Tuning) Constant Focus Voltage Circuit Hour Channel Indicator Light Philco Transistor- ized Solid State Signal System 26" IVIDE SCREEN COLOR TELEVISION premature, but mother and clu'Id were reported in good con- dition. 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