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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 1HI IETHBRIDGE HERAIO Saturday, Dccumbor 5, 1770 Power dams under study EDMONTON (CD The Al berta govern ment is con templating four hydro-eiectrii dams that would produce a to- tal of about three million horse- power, it was announced Fri day. Health Minister James Hen' derson said all the dams woul( be on the Peace-Slave Rivers system and the first could be under construction wiliiin year. The sites would be near Dunvegan on the Peace River near the British Columbia bor- der in northwestern Alberta Eleven die Friday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Eleven persons died on Ca- n a d i a n roads Friday, the fourth day of Safe Driving Week, bringing the total so far to 33. Last year's toll after four days was 27. British Columbia led in fa- two on the Peace between the towns of Peace River and Foil Vermilion, a 230-mile stretch 01 river downstream from Dunve gan; and on the Slave in Worn Buffalo National Park in the northeast corner of Alberta. Mr. Henderson said the gov- ernment had conducted aeria! surveys of the proposed sites and now is ready to do soi tests to determine whether the locations would support dams The Dunvegan site would be the first to be developed if the soil tests revealed favorable conditions. Mr. Henderson is to meet with Northern Development Minister Jean Chretien next week in Ottawa to discuss the proposals. No estimate was available on the cost of the dams and Mr. Henderson said he did not an- ticipate any ecological imbal- ance because of the dams. He said the projects are pos- sibly only because of the Ben- nett Dam on the British Co- lumbia portion of the Peace River because the Bennett dam stores water and it in winter when it would be Firm changes hands CLARESHOLM A Canadian owned marketing firm today acquired the assets of a major U.S. owned manufacturer of re- locatable and industrial hous- ing. Norman M. Lock, president and Alyn C. Johnson, board chairman of Safeway Mobile Homes Sales Ltd. announced that their company has ac- quired the assets of Watson In- dustries (Alberta) Ltd. includ- ing the manufacturing facili- ties at Claresholm. Prior to the acquisition, S'afe- w a y completed a private placement financing consisting of common and preferred shares. This financing and ne- gotiations with Watson's U.S. principals were conducted by Triarch Corporation Limited of Toronto. In recent years Safeway Mo- bile Homes Sales Ltd. has been the exclusive marketing agent for Watson Industries with an established network of dealers distributing Safeway, Manor, Chinook and Bonavista mobile h o m e s throughout western PROTECTING THE YOUNG Arab refugee children line up for cholera immunization shots at the Khan Yunis camp near Gaia in the occupied Gaza Strip. There have been 156 reported cases of cholera in the area and over Gaza refugees have been inoculated in the present crisis. talities with four, followed by Ontario with three and Quebec with two. Alberta and Saskatchewan each had one fatality. AH Atlantis provinces and Manitoba were free of traffic deaths. The following is a day-today record this year, with last year's totals also shown: Total Dec... 1 2 3 4 '70 '69 Nfld. 0000 n 1 P.E.I. 0000 0 1 N.S. 004044 N.B. 100015 Que. 111259 Ont. 31 3 3 10 21 Man. 0000 0 2 Sask. 002130 Alta. 0001 1 4 B.C. 0234 9 8 Total 5 4 13 11 33 for power generation. Most of Alberta presently received electrical power from plants that burn coal or natural Annual sales were i excess of for 1969. The company plans to ex pand its industrial camp activi ties in Cnada as well as to increase production and distribi ;ion of its present lines of mobile homes and other forms o modular housing. Safeway i also considering the establisl ment of manufacturing facil ies in eastern Canada Through these efforts Mr. Loc believes that Safeway can bes serve Canada's resource indus ries and continue to meet th p-owrng need for low cos draws sc OTTAWA (CP) The government is asking poor people to help those who are even poorer in its bill amending the Old Age Security Act, the Commons was told Friday. "There is nothing in these proposals which can be taken to mean that the rich will be asked to pay to help the said David Orlikow Winnipeg Mr. Orlikow and other members of his party continued to heap criticism on the in C ment proposal to freeze the basic old-age pension at monthly starting Jan. 1. That is only 42 cents more a month than the basic pension now paid. In the future, there will be no cost-of-living benefits to be added as before. If the bill is not approved, the basic pension would1 rise to starting Jan. 1. The bill also would increase supplementary benefits now paid to pensioners with little or no income. Supplements would used more often TORONTO (CP) Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. reported Friday a profit before extraordinary items of or a share for the year ended Aug. 31, compared with or ?1.24 a share a year earlier. Excluded from this year's >rofit is a gain of from he sale of National Hockey jeague franchise rights to Buf-alo and Vancouver. Last year's >rofit excludes gain of on the sale of property. Revenue was up rom George E. Mara, president, said the higher revenue reflects he increased use of the Gardens for attractions other than test set FERNIE (Special) During Saster week Fernie will hos h e Canadian Junior Skiing Championships. There will be three races dates are uncertain at present From Dec. 12 to 23 the j'Esporirs will be training here. Al Raine, coach of the na ional ski team will also be in Femie at that COMPUTER CIRCUIT TORONTO (CP) The Can-da Life Assurance Co, has in-ugurated a leased communi-.ations circuit linking compu-ers in London with the com-lany's head office in ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Burnley 1 West Brom 1 Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0 Coventry 1 Stoke 0 Derby 2 West Ham 4 Huddersfield 1 Everton 1 [pswich 1 Crystal P 2 Liverpool 1 Leeds 1 Han City 0 Arsenal 2 Southampton 4 Notts F 1 Tottenham 2 Man United 2 Wolverhampton 1 Blackpool 0 Division II Jolton 0 Swindon 3 Carlisle 6 Portsmouth 0 Charlton 2 Blackburn 4 Hull 3 Leicester 0 Luton 2 Sheffield U 1 Millwall 2 Birmingham 1 Norwich 1 Middlesbrough 1 Orient 1 Bristol C 1 Oxford 1 Cardiff 0 Sheffield W 2 Watford 1 Sunderland 3 Queen's PR 1 Division III Aston Villa 1 Bradford C 0 irighton 1 Barnsley 2 Bristol R 1 Halifax 0 Doncaster 1 Swansea 2 Mansfield 1 Fiilham 0 Plymouth 3 Walsall 1 ;ort Vale 0 Torquay I "reston 1 Gillingham 0 leading 1 Bury 5 Rochdale 1 Shrewsbury 2 Vrexham 0 Chesterfield Division IV Brentford 2 Barrow 1 Cambridge 2 Colchester 1 Crewe 1 Peterborough 3 Darlington 5 Chaster 1 Exeter 0 York 2 Grimsby 1 Stockport 2 Hartlepool 0 Lincoln 0 Newport 1 Aldershot 2 Northampton 1 Oldham 3 Notts C 2 Bournemouth 1 Bradford 18 Featherstone 12 Dewsbury 17 Barrow 10 Halifax 13 Keighley 19 Hull Kingston 7 Huddersfield 2 Hunslat 8 Batley 35 Huyton 5 Doncaster 8 Leeds 48 Warrington 8 Workington 20 Bramley 7 York 9 Rochdale 20 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division I Aberdeen 7 Cowdenbeath 0 Airdrieonians 2 Hibernian 0 Ayr 0 Motherwell 1 Clyde 3 St. Johnstone 0 Dundee U 1 Celtic 2 Dunfermline 0 Kilmarnock 1 Hearts 2 Morton 2 Hangers 0 Dundee 0 Division II Arbroath 0 Patrick 2 Berwick 0 2 East Fife 3 Dumbarton 2 Montrose 2 Queen's Pk I Queen of S 1 Alloa 1 SCOTTISH FA CUP First Round Brechin 3 Nairn 1 E Stirling 0 Clydebank 2 Torfar 2 Albion 0 St. Cuthberts 1 Stranraer 3 Stenhousemuir 0 Elgin City 1 IRISH LEAGUE City Cup Ballymena 2 Crusaders 1 Bangor 4 Derry 3 Cliftonville 1 Portadown 2 Coleraine 3 Glentoran 4 Distillery 1 Ards 0 Glenavon 0 Linfield 1 AMATEUR INTL England 3 Wales 0 -ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING Planning i community event? Then re Special Events Caravan now. The Caray iddres! system and modern stage fac IIK if thugs by writing to: Prom RolhmVns of Pal! Mall Canada Limited, South East, Calrjary 24, ..Hottman, ______ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 hold their first The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club will Orchestra and hold a dance at p.m. in Assumption at 8 p.m. School. The Minus One The SouUiminsler Circle Square Dance Club monthly meetir will hold their regular dance at p.m. Hal1 Soiithmi in Southminster Hall, Ladies please bring for father infoi DEC! The Minus One Club will hold their Christ- "Get UP mas Dance in Glen's Den in the El Rancho te b> Hotel at 9 p.m. at the Yates c SUNDAY, DECEMBER S The Potters' Guild will present their fourth Mfs. Beryl Wo annual Christmas display and sale of hand Committee of crafted pottery from 1-5 p.m. in the Bow- gram on Fan-man Art Centre, affects us with p.m. in the MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 Southminster's Square Dance Learners' SATUKI Group will dance at 8 p.m. in Southminster A Christmas Hall. Box lunch. Square Dance in Southminster The Lethbridge Symphony Association will SUNDi The featuring the Chorus in the Yates Centre Club will hold their regular g at 8 p.m. in the Upper nster Church. Phone 327-1448 mation. :MBER 10 AND 11 a musical comedy, will the Wilson Jr. High School entre at p.m. Y, DECEMBER 11 iod of the Social Planning Calgary will present a pro-ily Life Education as it in our own community at Family Y. AY, DECEMBER 12 dance for Southminster's Jlub will start at p.m. Hall. Y, DECEMBER 13 er Senior Choir mil present art of Handel's Messiah at nctuary, with guest singers United Church and First Glaus takes swig, gets nabbed CALGARY (CP) Santa Claus required a little wine to stay merry in downtown Calgary during 18-degree-below-zero weather. That was the story from Charles Nelson, 54, who was taking orders from children in a Santa Clans outfit. He said he was donating his time to entertain the children as .Santa but the weather prompted him to duck into a store for a W The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events Christmas is a service that is provided free of charge to J P-m- 'n 'ne all non-profit oganizations in the area. In McK'Hop order that your organization's events are listed BaPtlst Church, on the Calendar, send the necessary inform- be raised to monthly from for single persons and from for couples. BUDGET DEBATE MONDAY The Commons Monday wil turn to debate on Finance Min- ister Edgar Benson's budget brought down Thursday. It .re- turns to the old-age bill Wednes- day. Mr. Orlikow said many of the pensioners Who will get only the are those with small private pensions or modest sayings. He said he was convinced that Canada could afford to pay old- age pensions of monthly. Those who didn't need this much would pay it back in in- come tax. Heath Macquarrie borough) said pensioners would have to be grateful for small mercies. He said elderly people have been used in the past as pawns in elections and treated with iu- sensivity by governments. They were entitled to a better deal than the one now proposed. Murray McBride Renfrew-Carleton) defended the bill, saying the government had to balance its concern for the poor witH monetary limitations. No matter what was pro- posed, there would be a grey area in which some would be oispleased. SEEN AS TEMPTATION Arnold Peters taming) said the bill would tempt old-age pensioners to cheat in order to become eligi- ble for supplementary benefits. He said that some old- age pensioners earning between and annually would want more than the 42-cent in- crease proposed by the govern- ment. The government was applying a means test and thus penaliz- ing those who saved a, little monev for their retirement. John Gilbert Broadview) said the bill would only redistribute poverty. A single pensioner under the bill would receive after taxes, well below the that the Senate poverty committee deemed to be the poverty line, said the Toronto MP. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY tTD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-715! Stion hy mail pleasp. to Mrs. HELEN KOVACS The Lethbridge Herald. The best tobacco money can buy swiji of wijtt: Dut there was no "ho, ho, ho" from a nearby police of- ficer. Santa pleaded guilty in magistrate's court Friday to illegal possession of liquor and was fined S20. Faces charge EDMONTON (CPI Harry West, 36, of Edmonton was charged with attempted mur- der Friday after a man fired a rifle at a woman in a down- town office building. Police identified tiie woman as West's wife, an employee of the Queen's Printer office where the incident occiuTcd. interest on Savings Accounts Interest on Free Chequing Accounts FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7th St. S. Phone 328-5548 Calgary, Edmonton, Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Vancouver, Montreal, Nassau. MEMBER CANADA DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Icy, wintry grip clamped on nation By THE CANADIAN PHESS Winter, entrenched in Western Canada for some time, now has closed in on the East, eliminat- ing the relatively balmy tem- peratures of Grey Cup time at Toronto and bringing with it snow. The white stuff, which gave most of southern Ontario its first real coating Friday, ap- peared due to stay with fore- casts warning of colder weather and more snow to come. And across most of. Canada snowmobilers trundled out their vehicles as ideal from their point of likely to last. Fredericton was hardest hit in the Maritimes as an early win- ter storm brought heavy snow and freezing rain to southern New Brunswick and Prince Ed- ward island Friday. Frederic- ton got 14 inches. Further snow- flurries predicted during the weekend. Snow also was promised for Montreal and other parts of Quebec province, and for all parts of Ontario today and Sun- day. In western Manitoba, winds with gusts between 35 and 40 miles an hour made visibility poor in blowing snow although precipitation was light. Lows in the Winnipeg area were around zero overnight, getting up to be- tween five and 10 today. PRAIRIES IN COLD GRIP The rest of the Prairies shiv- ered in icy blasts. In Saskatche- wan, winds of up to 37 miles an hour produced a wind chill of about 50 below zero in most spots with visibility varying be- tween one and one-half mile. Regina expected 15 below over- night and Swift Current 20 below. A cheering note sounded in Edmonton where temperatures were predicted overnight to range from 25 to 35 below zero. The weatherman said mild air "is seeping in from B.C. and hopefully we're going to get some of it." However the cold weather also hit Canada's westernmost province, will] several points setting record lows. Campbell River on Vancouver Island had nine above zero, coldest on the south coast. In the north Prince Rupert was zero, 14 below the old mark. Prince George in central B.C. was 38 below. An intense Pa- cific storm moving on to the coast was expected to bring snow over most of the province today, along with milder tem- peratures. A snow warning issued Friday night predicted three to five inches in the Vancouver area and up to eight inches in the eastern Fraser Valley. Price wars warning comes from Babey AMARILLO, Tex. (AP) An Alberta farm leader Friday night urged the Texas Farmers Union convention here to sup- port international price con- trols on farm commodities. Paul Babey, president of a coalition of farm groups in Al- berta called Unifarm, said in- ternational marketing agree- ments without meaningful price controls would be useless. Babey warned that without international price discipline, price wars will result and the individual farmer will be a cas- ualty. He also urged delegates to consider the idea of a perma- nent coalition of American farm groups similar to Uni- farm. Babey said government Is helpless to solve farm .prob- lems unless farmers first agree among themselves. Weather and road report O ABOVE 19.) 0 ZERO AT SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge.......25 18 Medicine Hat -08-24 .03 Pincher Creek 27-15 Calgary........ -4-17 Edmonton......-OS -40 Jasper.........-08 -21 Banff........... 22-07 Coronation...... -04-30 .01 Peace River.....-16 Penticton....... 34 11 Prince George -11 -20 Vancouver 36 31 .37 North Battleford Yorkton....... Thompson...... Regina........ Winnipeg...... Toronto....... Ottawa........ Montreal....... -W -25 .13 04 -13 .18 02 -15 17 -15 .09 16 -04 .05 39 13 .15 25 06 .16 30 07 .13 .02 Charlottelown .37 25 Fredericton...... 23 17 St. John's, Nfld. 35 32 Chicago......... 50 31 New York....... 58 27 Los Angeles..... 69 53 FORECASTS Lethbridge Today and. Sunday: Cloudy periods and milder, winds W20 and gusty this afternoon, high.'; 25-30 above, lows 10-15 above. Medicine Hat Today: Sun- ny and milder, highs 5-10 above; Sunday: Cloudy pe- riods, milder, winds SW20 and gusty; lows 10-15 below, highs 15-20 above. Kootenay, Columbia To- day: Snow changing to a few clouds this evening. Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a few snow- flurries. Highs today near 25; lows tonight near 10. Highs Sunday 30 to 35. BEHUEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Todoy For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Most highways in the Leth- bridge district have bare travel Janes 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- bridge to Limdbreck, 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. 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 f e w slippery sections. The 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. Highway 6 Twin Bulte to PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST, Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Roosevillc, B.C. 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kingsgale, 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosetl. Wildbonse, 8 fl.m. to 5 p.m. ;