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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 3, 1970 3' r x W- AWAITS Barbara Cross, wife of kidnapped British Trade Commissioner in Canada, James Cross, seen here with the family's dog Holly in a house somewhere in Switzerland's capital Berne, where she stays Phosphate detergents may not be polluters EDMONTON (CP) High phosphate detergents may have been unfairly blamed for caus- ing poll u t i o n through the growth of algae, Dave Broad- foot, secretary manager of the Canadian Water Resources Association, said Wednesday night. A carbon Ion which comes from other sources may be the main cause of the growth of algae, he told the chamber of commerce. "Researchers are not sure If (hey are going after the right thing." Mr. Broadfoot said later re- search indicates that phos- HALE phates must be combined with nitrates to cause the growth of algae. He also said a critical water shortage is developing in the United States which could force Canada into a continental con- cept of water use. He did not know if Canada will ever be required to export water to the United: States but said that if other alternatives are to be considered, Canada must rapidly put together a na- tional water policy. Mr. Broadfoot said he was not necessarily giving the views of the Canadian Water Re- sources Association. Tile association, which has di- rectors in all western provinces and in Ontario, was pressing for a national water policy and for water pollution to be treated as a national problem. The critical water shortage in the United States is far more important than the problem of water pollution, he said. Drury vague about -general curb denied OTTAWA (CP) Treasury Board President C. M. Drury Wednesday suggested the gov- ernment is prepared not to pro- ceed with legislation which would curb the power of the auditor-general. But lie would not concede that the bill will be removed from the Commons order paper. Mr. Drury was speaking to re- porters outside the House after Conservative and New Demo- cratic critics had attacked the g o v e r n m e n t for what they called "a conspiracy" against Auditor-General Maxwell Hen- derson. Motions by Gerald W. Bald- win River) and Doug Rowland in defence of the auditor-general downgrading of Mr Hender- House both were refused the mous consent the needed for debate. But before that happened Mr. Baldwin was able to discuss what he called the deliberate NATO forces to be- bolstered BRUSSELS (AP) President Nixon pledged today that the jnited States will not reduce its brces in Europe unless the Rus- sians reduce theirs. Nixon made his pledge In a statement read by State Secre- ary William Rogers to the win- er meeting of the foreign min- isters of the North Atlantic treaty Organization. "We have Nixon said, "that NATO's conventional forces must not only be main- tained, but in certain key areas, strengthened. "Given a similar approach by our allies, the United States will maintain and improve its forces in Europe and will not reduce them unless there is reciprocal action from our adversaries." U.S. officials said the pledge went beyond the middle of 1972, the previous lime limit on sue assurances, and was "open ended." It is likely to set off a protest among members of th U.S. Congress who want to cu U.S. defence spending by bring ing home a considerable num. her of the U.S. troops in Eu rope. Last year, U.S. officials gave American strength in NATO as men. The current figure Slain motorcyclist's widow wins monthly payment V L V CALGARY (CP) Month! layments of have bee warded to Mrs. Bonnie Har ey, widow of a motorcycl ;ang president who was killec larch 7 in a dispute with an tlier gang. The cri mes compensatio roard also granted more than to cover funeral an jther expenses arising from th leath of HonaM George Harf ey, 23. A board spokesman said Hi jayments start this month an re "an interim decision'' be ease. The awards will b eviewed annually. Mrs. Hartley's applicatioi Another plane [jefection iu Korea SEOUL (Renter) A North iorean Air Force major flew te South Korea in a Russian-bull MiG fighter today in the fifth aerial defection by a North Ko rean pilot since 1950, the de- fence ministry announced. The major, identified as Sung-ku Pak, landed Ms plane at a South Korean air base on the east coast, a ministry spokesman said. Christmas Shopping at men's UJEflR Thero ore a great many reasons why most folks like to shop at McGuire'i This luxurious genu- ine leather coat Is just one of them and right now you can chooje from the largest selection we've ever been privileged to offer early Christmas shoppers. Giving Is always fun ond II can bg doubly so if you choose a gift from McGuire's. Open Thursday and Friday Till Nine e Going Places Shop vas heard Nov. 6, six weeks after 13 men were convicted of the non capita! murder of her husband and sentenced to life imprisonment. The 13 have ap- pealed the verdict. The crimes compensation board was formed more than a year ago to make awards to persons who are incapacitate; or put in financial needs be- cause of a criminal act. High court rules crown has choice EDMONTON (CP) The Su- preme Court of Alberta ruled Wednesday that the Crown has the right to proceed by indict- ment in a case which can also be handled summarily. Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain said there is no discrimination against an accused if the Crown chooses to elect trial by indict- ment, even though a person could receive a longer sentence than he could if convicted in a summary trial. Chief Justice Milvain was dealing with an application from lawyer Ian Baker, who claimed that two of his clients charged with trafficking in the drug MDA were being discrimi- nated against because the Jrown had chosen to try them jy way of indictment. Pat McClary, 26, and his wife, Carole, 25, were charged Oct. 22 under provisions of the Food and Drug Act. If convicted by indictment they face a maxi- mum sentence of 10 years, seven years longer than the maximum s e n t e n c e for the ;ame offence by summary con- viction. Mr. Baker said the Crown's election was a "violation1 of the Canadian Bill of Rights. In rejecting Mr. Baker's ap- plication to prohibit preliminary hearing in the case, Chief Jus- tice Milvain said the Crown's choice to proceed by indictment or summary procedure is "one that has been embedded in our criminal law from its comm- encement." "It merely clothes a Crown officer with a proper discretion ary power to enforce the law of the land." The Alberta ruling follows a decision Nov. 9 by Judge Joseph Kelly of Ontario county court that the Crown had no right to proceed by indictment in a tax- evasion case. The ruling came when Judge Kelly quashed charges against Stafford Smythe, Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club president, of evading income taxes of and filing false or misleading returns. Judge Kelly's ruling was ap- lealed to the Supreme Court of Mario. Chief Justice Dalton Wells reserved decision May 17 on a Crown application asking lira to order a trial for Mr. Smythe. I is But American offi- cials say they will not be tied down to specific manpower fig- ures, only to a promise not to reduce fighting readiness. Nixon's statement called the meeting one of the most impor- tant in the history of the alli- ance. He said a comprehensive review of defence had arrived at fundamental conclusions that will help maintain NATO's strength while it seeks peace. He listed them as: of flexibility In response to the tin-eats of "a potentially hostile force, which is constantly improving." t o strengthen NATO conventional forces. t o transform recommendations into fact. He praised European efforts to spend more on defence. "This European initiative gives concrete testimony to the vitality and spirit of the Euro- pean he said. Reviewing negotiations o n Berlin, Rogers said the Rus- sians appeared to have given up their insistence on keeping West German government represen- tation out of the city but that no substantive agreement has been made. son's office by Ihe government. His motion said Mr. Drury no longer enjoyed the confidence of the House. Outside the House, Mr. Drury said tlie opposition was merely trying to drag the office of the auditor-general into partisan polities. He denied the government trying to reduce the power of the auditor-general and said rattier it was trying to put the office in proper perspective as one of the very high offices in Canada. NOT AFTER RESIGNATION "The government is not seek- ing his resignation and we do not feel that he should Mr. Drury said. He noted that the opposition apparently intends to make a fight of the bill and said, "there doesn't seem much purpose in proceeding with the auditor-gen- eral's bill right away." To take the bill into the antici- pated lengthy debate awaiting it Protesf tickets PARIS (Heuter) Angry taxi drivers protesting at being given parking tickets blocked the approaches to Orly Airport with their cars Wednesday night. The drivers gave up their demonstration when airport au- thorities promised the tickets would be cancelled. would more said. mean delay for other, urgent, legislation, he M r. Baldwin, Conservative House leader, had told the Com- mons the government bill to re- duce Mr. Henderson's powers to scrutinize government spending is offensive and should be with- drawn. Natal man convicted MOOSE JAW (OP) Alex- ander Middteton, 47, of Natal, B.C., was found guilty by an all-male court of Queen'a Bench jury Wednesday of aN tempted murder. He is to be sentenced today (Thursday) by Mr. Justice W. A. Tucker. Middleton was charged after Reino Lauttamus, 48, of Jaw, was stabbed Aug. 27. The victim spent a month In hos- pital recuperating. Mr. Lauttamus and Mrs. Middleton arrived home togeth- er in a car and Mrs. Middle- ton also suffered a chest wound in Ihe knife attack, court was tcld. Weather and road report MISSING? Ronald Hughes, 35, above, a defence attorney in the Tale murder trial, is the subject of a sher- iff's helicopter search in a wil- derness 130 miles north of Los Angeles. Hughes failed to show up in court Monday after a week's recess. British clocks will go lock, tick wliile European tickers go tick, tock A BELOW ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge...... -7 -18 .02 Medicine Hat 0 -9 .08 Calgary........-12-215 .01 Pincher Creek -7 -18 Edmonton......-14-27 .02 Jasper.........-10 -21 .05 Banff.......... -6 -14 .IB Peace River -14 -25 .05 Grande Prairie -12 -31 .05 Rocky Mtn House -12 -30 Edson..........-14-18 Penticton 37 -26 Prince George -6-25 .15 Vancouver 43 33 .07 Prince Albert -4-11 .07 Saskatoon....... -3 -8 .20 Moose Jaw...... 6 0 .20 Regina......... 5-1 .13 Winnipeg....... 1-2 Toronto........ 53 35 Ottawa......... 51 35 Montreal....... 52 37 Quebec........ 44 30 .06 St. John's....... 30 29 .02 Halifax ...........48 41 .01 Charlottetown .43 35 .15 Chicago........ 60 43 New York.......66 49 Miami......... 76 72 Washington..... 73 38 Los Angeles.....64 48 .35 San Diego 61 49 .06 Las Vegas....... 61 38 FORECASTS Lctliliridgc Today: Clouding over in tlie after- noon. Friday: Light snow and (Wiling snow. Contin- uing cold. Winds N15. Lmvs near 15 below, highs near zero. Medicine Hat Today: Light snow clearing tliis morn- ing. Friday: Light snow and drifting snow. Winds NE 15. Lows near 10 below, highs near zero. Kootenay, Columbia Cloudy today with snow begin- ning by noon. Periods of snow tonight and Friday. Cold. Winds reaching south 20 in the main valleys today. Highs to- day in the Kootenays S3 to 40 and Friday and 25 to 33 in the Columbia district today and Friday. Highs 12 to 22. Lows in the Kootenays 20 to 25 and Columbia 5 to 10. LONDON (AP) Parlia- ment voted Wednesday night to turn back the clock and abandon Europe's time for good old GMT. By an overwhelming vote of 366 to 81, the House of Com- mons wrote an end to a three- year experiment mating British clocks with those on the Continent. Instead of keeping British summer time the year round, the clocks next Oct. 31 will be set back an hour to Green- wich mean time, the standard adopted 900 years ago. Thereafter summer time will be used only from April ;hrough October. Smoke-density ED110OTON (CP) The rovincial cabinet has ap- roved changes in board of ealth air-pollution regulations, ,o restrict the density of smoke that can ho released from rural men's UJEflfl DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH n j burning operations, a health department official said here. These changes will effect such things as sludge-pot burn- ing in oil operations anil re- fuse ground-burning of mater- ials such as tires which create dense black smoke, The regulations are not in- tended In cut off burning oper- ations, but to limit the density and blackness of I ho smoke the official snld. Year-round BST was intro- duced for a trial period two years ago, mainly because of pressure by British industrial- ists wanting to get in time with their European col- leagues. During the winter, they complained, they started work an hour later than the Conti- nent, had d i f f e r e n t lunch hours and went home an hour later, leaving only four or five hours of the business day open for telephoning back and forth. Optimistic about budget EDMONTON (CP) Provin- cial Treasurer A. 0. Aalborg says he is optimistic that his budget will turn out as intend- ed despite a record deficit of million in the first half of the 1970-71 fiscal year. Mr. Aalborg said he expect- ed that by the end of the cat year on March 31, spend- ing restraint and a decelera- tion in capital projects will bring about a year-end finan- cial position close to his bud- jet prediction of million borrowings and contributions :rom provincial reserves to meet a billion spending program. While petroleum exploration revenues have dropped, in- creased production may bring in as much as ?15 million in extra royalties, and an accelera- tion in income tax payments from Ottawa to Alberta could add another million to off- set the decline in exploration revenue, Mr. Aalborg said. Insurance man Tory candidate EDMONTON (CP) William Diachuk, an insurance man and member of the Edmonton sep- arate school board, won the Progressive Conservative nom- ination for the Edmonton Bev- erly constituency in the next provincial election. He defeated salesman John Mattock and Gordon Young, a property manager. OWATONNA MIXER MILL WITH BALE SHREDDER ATTACHMENT J New 160 bale shredder mounts right on to mill throat of oil 117 and 100 mixer mills No feeding in bale slices Takes whole bales up to 20 inches In widlh. Btlls tablj carries bale Into shredding chamber GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES P.O. BOX 1202 LETHBRIDGE 3 BEDROOM HOME-5 YEARS OLD 1152 sq. ft. SEMI DETACHED Bathrooms largo Kitchen OWNER TRANSFERRED PRICED FOR QUICK SAIE MAKE US AN OFFER ON DOWN PAYMENT Please Phono 328-1528 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA Most highways in the Leth- bridge district have bare travel lanes except through some towns and the following. Highway 2 south of Card- ston on the Carway hill there are small icy patches and is moderately slippery. Highway from Leth- bridgo to Lundbreck, travel lanes are bare. Lundbreck to Coleman has short icy patches, moderately slippery. Coleman to the B.C. border has long patches of hard packed snow with some drifting. Highway 6 Twin Bulte to Waterton has a thin layer of hard packed snow, wheel tracks beginning to bare. All highways are sanded where necessary. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary lo Revelstoke is plowed and sanded with a few slippery sections. Tho Banff Jasper and Banff- radium highways have occa- sional slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulta 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 0 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;