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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - TH� LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, Detember 3, 1971 Teachers vow not trustees to meet CALGARY (CH - A contract dispute wliich has left 12,000 students in rural elementary and secondary schools without classes for four days took on the appearance of a stalemate Thursday. Teachers and trustees in the Bow Valley negotiating area vowed not to negotiate until the other side changed its position. Both sides said their stands could not be compromised. During a 10-minute meeting Wednesday - the last time the sides got together ~ the Alberta Teachers' Association negotiators offered to drop a request that school boards pay 50 per cent of health care premiums if the boards would meet other demands. Representatives of the Alberta School Trustees' Association turned down the offer and said the only thinp left to be settled was the salary grid. Bain McDonald, executive director of the trustees association, said the school boards are tired "of being pushed and bullied around." "Trustees are sick of these teachers' ultimatums and they've finally drawn the line; they will consider the salary grid and that is it." Art Broomhall, another trustee representative, said issues such as compassionate leave, pay for substitute teachers, pay for part years of training, sabbatical leave and compensation for working with handicapped children, were settled Sept. 25. "These other things have just been brought back to trade off for more money on the salary scale." The trustees negotiating committee is to meet Sunday, Mr. Broomhall said, "but we will not make any commitment to meet with the teachers until we have heard that some changes have been made in the ATA position." William Casanova, ATA ne- $55,000 bail set for Fung in heroin case VANCOUVER (CP) - Bail was set at $55,000 cash Thursday for a Vancouver restaurant operator accused of selling drugs valued on the illicit market at $200,000 to an undercover RCMP officer and a U.S. Narcotics Bureau agent. Charged with trafficking in heroin between Sept. 14 and Dec. 2 - the time the two officers worked undercover as kingpin drug buyers - is Tom Fung, 45. Crown prosecutor P. W. Hal-prin asked that E\ing be denied bail as the undercover agent from the U.S. had his life threatened during his dealings with a suspected drug supplier. gotiator, said the proposals on the issues other than salary and health care premiums were made by trustees but the suggestions were rejected. "The teachers will not change their position." Mr. Casanova said the settlement is being held up by a difference of $40,000 in the two sides' positions. The strike or 613 teachers effects schools in the counties of Mountain View and Wheatland; the school divisions of Three Hills and Drumheller and local boards in Banff, Canmore and Hanna. The areas are to the north, east and west of Calgary. Coaldale sets festival dates COALDALE (HNS) - Dates for the annual Coaldale Home and School Association's Christmas Carol Festival have been set for Dec. 14 and 15 at Kate Andrews High School. Festival chairman is George Lister, assisted by Gerald Archibald, Harmen Van der Lee, Mrs. Ike Neufeldt, C. W. Bryant and Harold Huntrods. Plans for the festival will be completed at a meet Monday. TAKEN INTO CUSTODY - RCMP officer Erie Summer-ell of Headingley, Man., escorts an injured snowy owl to a nearby animal sanctuary. The bird, with a torn and bruised wing, was found early Thursday in a field by the highway patrol. Headingley is about 10 miles west of Winnipeg. MEETING WITH NIXON - Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel talks with President Nixon Thursday In the White House. Mrs. Meir is in Washington seeking aid for Israel. Christian Science Monitor offers complete news service BOSTON (AP) - The Christian Science Monitor says it will launch a news service to include the entire contents of its news analyses, commentary, columns, feature materials, staff photography, art work, maps and charts. A spokesman for the newspaper said initially the service, which will start next Jan. 3, will be mailed to subscribers. "But if any want a wire service, they may have it," he said, "provided they pay the traffic." A wire service operation would have a receiving device, usually a teletype, in the subscriber's office. The board of trustees of the Christian Science Publishing Society, in making the announcement Thursday, said the Register and Tribune Syndicate of Des Moines, Iowa, will syndicate the Monitor material in North America. THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR ANIMAL FACTORIES - Soma or Canada's farms are turning into factories - with assembly-lino methods of getting livestock to market weight. Chickens, cows and pigs are confined to small spaces, may hardly sea daylight, are fed various chemicals - ond rushed to market. What does this do to quality? And ultimately, to us? Ernest Hillen reports on factory farming this Saturday IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Straw iire extinguished RAYMOND (HNS)-A spark from a truck motor being used in the yard ignited the winter supply of straw for feeding operations at the Gordon Scoville farm, five miles south of Raymond. A brisk wind had fanned the fire into a major blaze by the time members of the Raymond Fire Brigade arrived and they succeeded in saving hay and other feed near at hand. Value of the hay was estimated at $1,000. Queen is better LONDON (Reuter) - The Queen made her first public appearance Thursday since she was confined to Buckingham Palace suffering from chicken pox 10 days earlier. A palace spokesman said the Queen was resuming all her public en gagements. Smallwood should be asked to quit Filth probe vague ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) ~ Lt.-Gov. E. John A. Harnum should use his "undoubted power" to ask for Premier Joseph Smallwood's resignation, Frank Moores, Progressive Conservative leader, said Thursday night. Mr. Moores, in reiterating his party's claim to victory in the Oct. 28 Newfoundland election, said if Mr. Smallwood's liberal government refused to resign the lieutenant-governor should 'instruct" the premier to call the legislature into session. Adding further doubt about the likelihood of any move by Lt.-Gov. Harnum was the presentation of a petition to the Newfoundland Supreme Court by the Liberals, claiming that St. Barbe South, one of 21 seats taken by the Conservatives, was actually left vacant when a recount could not be completed because 105 ballots were missing. The Liberals won 20 seats in the election. COULD TAKE OVER Mr. Moores said he had informed the lieutenant-governor he was able to form a government based on his 20 confirmed seats and the support of Tom Burgess, New Labrador Party leader returned in Labrador West. He said If Lt.-Gov. Harnum did not act "our hands are tied." Mr. Moores also repeated earlier questions about Mr. Small-wood's reasons for retaining power. "Is it that this Liberal administration has too much to fear from exposure to the public of the facts concerning the present financial position of this province, of the facts concerning the additional millions of dollars spent ... in attempting to win the election? "Of the facts concerning the huge deficit incurred this year, forecast to be $98 million but now is tens of millions of dollars in excess of that, of the fact that now at least $100 million has to be arranged to be bor rowed on the bond markets of the world? . . . EDMONTON (CP) - Provincial government investigations of pollution problems in the Pincher Creek - Drywood Creek areas haven't been comprehensive enough, says a brief prepared by the University of Alberta's geography department. The brief has been presented to Environment Minister Bill Yurko. It says that government response to evidence on the effects of natural gas plants in the area has been "largely negative" in the past. In August 15 families of the district received $700,000 from Shell Canada Ltd. and Gulf Canada Ltd. for pollution damage. The families had complained that sulphur dioxide and trace gases given off by the plants were affecting children, pets and livestock. The dispute, was settled out of court, but the brief says that 25 to 30 other families feel that the pollution problem is continuing "unabated." The brief recommends that the energy resources commission board continue surveys of domestic water supplies and begin sampling material condensed on emission stacks at the gas plants. It also recommends that the meat of beef cattle raised in the area be tested. More studies are needed, said the brief, because it has not been possible to define the causes of the poor health of the people of the area. Role nipped in bud Erickson released Special to The Herald EDMONTON - The resignation of the chairman of the Alberta Universities Commission last week was at the suggestion or request of the minister of advanced education, accord ing to information pieced together here. Hon. Jim Foster last week announced receipt of a letter of resignation from Leif Erickson, Calgary chartered accountant. The letter, according to Mr. Foster, gave two reasons: pressure of business, and a feeling that one year was not long enough to do a proper job. Mr. Erickson was appointed to the full-time post by the previous government about four months ago. He had a one-year contract. He was just getting into the peak of activity about one month ago when he was informed by the minister t h a t his continued tenure did not fit into the plans of the new government. Settlement terms, which are not available, were negotiated prior to receipt of the resignation letter. In his letter Mr. Ericksen recommended a t h r e e-year term for his successor. Whether a successor will be appointed has not been stated. There is speculation in Edmonton that the Universities Commission and the Colleges Commission will be combined, and Mr. Erickson's resignation will facilitate the amalgamation. ACTS 2:38 . . , Repent and be baptized everyone of you In the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Hear This And Many More Bible Facts TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. EVANGELIST U  I  TANT CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st AVE. S. PHONE INQUIRIES TO 328-2708 OR 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME - NO COLLECTIONS Young Tories don't disagree with elders OTTAWA (CP) - Young Progressive Conservatives gather here this weekend to draw up a policy program expected to create only a polite and muted confrontation at the senior party convention next week. About the only possibly contentious issue at either convention may be foreign ownership and what to do about it, says Allan Pope, outgoing president of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation. As for other disagreement with the senior delegates, "it's going to be philosophy more than anything else." The national parry policy convention opens Sunday, with main discussions scheduled Monday and Tuesday. The youth may follow their past practice and avoid making a stand on the issue of federalism and relations with Quebec. The economy, foreign affairs, the role of women in society and urban affairs will be discussed. The youth conference organizers have commitments for addresses from Ontario Premier William Davis and New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield, as well as national party Leader Robert Stanfield. The youth convention also will elect a new executive, with Sar-nia businessman Wayne Taylor and University of Manitoba student Leu Domino now in the race foe the presidency, , Record fees gasp for life in Commons OTTAWA (CP) - A government bill which would deny recording companies the right to charge radio broadcasters a fee for playing their records was approved by the Commons justice commitee Thursday. The committee did not accept a proposal by Sound Recording Licences Ltd. which would allow record companies to charge fees for playing Canadian records only. Sound Recording Licences, which represents 29 record manufacturers, opposed the legislation which would amend the Copyright Act. The bill returns to the Commons for debate on third and final reading. The bill would wipe out a recent decision by the copyright appeals board granting record firms the right to collect fees for playing their records on radio stations. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters now is appealing the copyright ruling to the Federal Court. Kaiser workers on job No nudes is good nudes CALGARY (CP) - The city is not yet ready for dancing in the nude, Provincial Judge F. A. Thurgood decided Thursday. He made the ruling in the case of Kelly Johnson, 22, who was charged with giving an immoral performance in a public theatre. She had danced, first topless then topless and bottomless, in a city cabaret Sept. 29. Miss Johnson of nearby Oko-toks was fined $50 and costs with the alternative of 30 days in jail if she did not pay by Dec. 17. Judge Thurgood said the case was without precedent in the city and he was unable to find any other case in Canada which involved dancing while completely nude. The defence will appeal and said Miss Johnson's performance was not obscene or immoral, that it did not tend to corrupt or deprave the general population and that she made no obscene gestures in the dance. i SPARWOOD (PENS)-Kaiser Resources Ltd. employees, laid off a week while modifications to the Elkwater coal preparation plaint were tied in, were called back to work this week. Work carried out will enable the plant to process its original planned capacity of 1,400 tons per hour. A company spokesman said he is confident the modifications will enable Kaiser to meet its coal delivery commitments to Japan. Planning for the extensive renovations was begun in October, 1970. The tie-in was scheduled for November. During the renovations about 200 construction men were employed. Rumors of future shut-downs and lay-offs have been refuted by the company in posted notices. Workers were not paid during last week's lay - offs. They had been given written notice of the lay - off and that they wouldn't be paid. Cup of Milk fund donors Baoeda, Lethbrldga ...  Anonymous, Lethbrldga .. Anonymous, Lethbrldga .. M. Kato, Lethbridge �,�   H. Laurence, Lethbridfle . . Art Vander Beek, Leth..... Mrs. E. V. Langford, Leth. Allan and Chad, Bow Island Mrs. E. C. BBldry, Coaldala Mrs. C. Batty, Leth....... Anonymous, Champion .. . Ronnie F, Lethbridge ... . Bow Island, Anonymous . . Helen Ireton, Lethbrldga . . Lethbrldga, Anonymous .. .. Steve Lukacs, Lethbrldga . Miss Moyra Lloyd, Blalrmore............. Lomond Goodwill Strvlea Club, Vulcan......... Joe Machacek, Turin...... From Diddy............. Taber, Anonymous ... Resident, Rldga View Lodge. Raymond............. Mrs. Annla Scullen, Leth. .. Lethbrldge, Anonymous . . Contract ends CALGARY (CP) - Termination of a contract under which Persona Care Ltd. operated the single men's hostel is "no reflection" on the company, Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, said Thursday. The Progressive Conservative government refused to renew the one-year contract when it expired Wednesday and the province resumed direct control of the hostel. There is other speculation that the new minister, with a new department dealing exclusively with the universities and colleges, will take over Mr. Erickson's function himself. The Universities Commission has been the buffer between the government and the universities, apportioning both operating and capital funds to the universities. The Colleges Commission has a similar function with the several colleges in the province. Saskatchewan may be site of tractor plant TORONTO (CP) - The Romanian government is negotiating with the Saskatchewan government for the construction of a $15 million tractor assembly plant in the province, a seminar on trade with Communist countries was told Wednesday. Dumitru Dinescu, Romanian trade commissioner to Canada, said his country expects to reach an agreement witii Saskatchewan by the end of the year. Mr. Dinescu told the seminar, sponsored by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto, that officials from the state-owned Autotractor of Brasov are to arrive in Saskatchewan next week. Negotiations might be completed at that time. Initial plans, he said, call for Autotractor to assemble tractors in the range of 45, 70 and 100 horsepower. Eventually, the plant might add a line of farm implements to its production output. Mr. Dinescu said Autotractor has been selling tractors in five provinces for the last five years. Sales this year are expected to reach 800 with a value of about $3.5 million. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road, report SUNRISE SATURDAY 8:10 SUNSET 4. 33 H L Pre Lethbridge....... 40 33 Medicine Hat ... 44 17 Pincher Creek ... . 43 24 38 29 Edmonton ........ 38 23 Banff............ 29 16 Peace River...... 31 12  Rocky Mtn. House 39 30 Pemticton ......... 41 28 40 13 .13 Vancouver ....... 49 36 .18 Prince Albert..... 21 -6 North Battleford . . 32 21 Regina .......... 21 12 27 15 30 18 26 le 25 16 .02 20 16 .09 27 14 27 12 .31 37 30 New York ... ..... 34 24 Boston ........... 32 23 78 74 Los Angeles...... 61 San Francisco ... 54 Denver.......... 35 Mexico City...... 68 Honolulu.........82 Rome............57 49 41 22 52 71 37 36 37 34 34 30 41 .22 .72 Paris ............43 London ..... ......46 Amsterdam ..... . 41 Brussels ..........44 Moscow ..... .....35 Tokyo........... 67 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Calgary - To-day and Saturday: Cloudy with a few sunny intervals. Winds W20. Lows 10-15. Highs 30-35. Medicine Hat - Today and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Low* 15-20. Highs near 30. Kootenay, Columbia - Today: Cloudy with snow, easing off this morning. A few cloudy periods in the afternoon. Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs both d a y s in the low 30s; Iowa tonight, 15 to 20. 5 00 5.00 5.0(1 5.00 5.00 Anonymous, Raymond Mrs. June Brooks, Leth. .. . J. D. Brown, Lethbrldga .. . Charller Family, Picture. Buffa......... ........ The 4's Orchestra, Blalrmora Mrs. N. Ireland, Lethbrldga A. Lodermeler, Milk River . Mrs. Elizabeth Pyne, Lath. . John D. Read, Raymond  Helen Radios, Leth........ Owen and Scott Robb..... P. Shellenberg, Coaldala . . Margaret Veer, Lethbrldga A. and W. W............. Mr. and Mrs. R. Berscht, Innlsfall .:............ Lethbrlde, Anonymous ...... Grade 3 Class of Miss D. Kadonaga, Claresholm Elementary School ...... Mrs. N. Burkholder, Le1h. . Friendship Lodga No. 729. U.T.U., Leth........... H. A. Madlll, Lethbrldga .. . Michael McNelly-510.00 Peter McNelly-$10.00 .. . O. K. Colony, Raymond ... . Isabella Sellon. Blalrmore . P. Shlranf, Lafhbrldge ... . Crnwsnest Pass School Division, Blalrmore..... Iron Springs Home and School Association, Picture Butte ............... C. B. Plowman, Fort Macleod............. Lethbridge, Anonymous .. . Anonymous............. 15.00 15.00 17 25 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20 00 20.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 row 20!>00 TOTAL ......... TOTAL TO DAT* * 750.35 Please Note Our New PHONE NUMBER Is Now 328-1141 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway J, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is bare and in good condition. Banff-Golden is mostly bare with a trace of snow. Golden to Revelstoke is mostly bare,) plowed and sanded where ne-necessary. Banff - Radium and Banff - Jasper highways are both bare and in good condition. Snow tires or chains are required when travelling through the Rogers Pass, Banff-Jasper highway and on all Banff National Park ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 .m. to 6 p.m.: SJSSn^S ?�' 9,aD1- to 6 P'm-' K"igsgate, B.C., 24 hours; EES?11 R*.kert* ! am- to midnight. Chief Mountain closed *i.j�Mt I WiWhorse, 8 tun. to 5 p.m. ;