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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, December 6, 1971 Conservative convention hits pre-election mood OTTAWA (CP) - Progressive Conservatives from across Canada, appearing to be in a pep-rally mood, today wade into some 260 resolutions that will give the party food for thought as it prepares for the next general election. Meanwhile, the mood of the convention, being attended by more than 1,500 delegates, is clearly pre-election. With recent public opinion polls showing an increase in Conservative strength, and a general election expected next year, the next Weekend bomb blasts probed PLEDGED PARTNERS - Conservative Party Leader Robert Stanfield and Ontario Premier William Davis acknowledged the cheers of party workers Sunday night after Mr. Davis made the unusual gesture of pledging the Ontario provincial machine to support the federal parry in any forthcoming federal general election. Ontario provincial Conservative leaders have traditionally not made public pledges of support of this nature. The event took place at a party for workers at the party national policy convention in Ottawa. Olson, farmers may clash icy meet WINNIPEG (CP) - The second annual policy convention of the National Farmers Union opens today but it may be overshadowed by Agriculture Three lives lost in fire VANCOUVER (CP) - Mary Olsea, 40, died in hospital Sunday, the third victim of a fire which gutted a basement suite in a three-storey frame building. Carol Johnson, 1, and Robert Zeeman, 19, also died in the fire, which is believed to have started Saturday in the kitchen of the basement suite. Four other persons were in fair to satisfactory condition in hospital. The injured included a three-year-old boy and a girl aged two. Names of the injured were being withheld. Minister H. A. Olson. , As the militant union, fanned in 1969 to do battle with the "corporate industrial complex", starts its sessions, Mr. Olson has scheduled a news conference here to make a major announcement - believed to be federal policy on a farm adjustment prograim. It could lead to another battle between the union and Mr. Olson who received a less-than-emthusiastic reception at the NFU's first convention last year. At that time, Mr. Olson was hissed and jeered by delegates after responding to criticism of Ottawa's grains income stabilization program - a program subsequently withdraw in parliament late this year. Mr. Olson, is to address the NFU Thursday and Manitoba Premier Ed Schreyer is scheduled to be guest speaker at a banquet Wednesday Night. The four-day convention has been billed as "the confrontation between the farmers and the federal government's task force report on agriculture" by NFU president Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon. He said the convention comes at an unsettled time for farmers. Major government policies have been proposed and defeated often with bitter opposition from the NFU. Mr. Atkinson stressed the convention is important for farmers and between 600 and 800 delegates are expected from the Marilimes, Ontario, the Prairie and British Columbia. "Grass roots producers have got to stake out a position on the future direction of agriculture in this country and on the policies and programs now being put forward," Mr. Atkinson said. "Otherwise we are going to be swept aside." MONTREAL (CP) - Police are investigating the explosion of five dynamite bombs in the city during the weekend. The blasts caused heavy property damage but no' injuries. A sixth bombing attempt near Granby Saturday night failed when the bomb was hurled into a field and did not explode. Sunday night, two bombs exploded within 30 minutes of each other at two post offices in suburban Westmount. Saturday, one bomb exploded at an east-end post office and, within 30 minutes, another one exploded at the east-end offices of an upholstering firm involved in a labor dispute for the last thiree months. A bomb Friday night demolished the late-model car of an executive of a beverage company involved in a labor dispute for 16 months. The first bomb Sunday blew in a metal loading door at the back of a Westmount post office sub-station and punched holes in several parked cars. Christmas Shopping at ?^MCGUIRE'S men's WEAR Westmount police then checked the other post office in their area several blocks away and found another bomb. They called for a dismantling squad but the device exploded before the team arrived, caus; fog some damage to windows. The first bomb demolished a postal truck Saturday in the east-end station. The bomb, placed under the vehicle, ripped out large chunks of the motor and blew a large hole in the truck's roof. Windows of other trucks in the garage were shattered. The second explosion occurred outside the east-end offices of Remi Carrier Inc., an upholstering firm where 50 workers are on strike. Fire halts Kaiser coal shipments VANCOUVER (CP)-Kaiser Resources Ltd. coal shipments to Japan through the Roberts Bank terminal will be halted for two or three weeks following a fire Saturday in the coal-drying operation at the company's Sparwood plant in southeastern British Columbia, a Kaiser spokesman said Sunday: Shoji IcWkawn, whose Mitsubishi Canada Ltd. import and export company is one of those involved in the operation, said Sunday in Vancouver the problem, "is not too serious." The fire broke out about 6 a.m. Saturday in the drying operation of the Kaiser Elk-wocd preparation plant, causing damage to the wet scrubber, the roof, the feed conveyors and the feed gallery of the drying building. Cause of the fire is not known. The fire was extinguished by the Kaiser fire department and the Sparwood fire department after about one hour. Damage in the fire has not yet been estimated. Jack John, assistant to the vice - president and general manager, said the drying operation hlad been running for just over a week after being closed for 10 days for the installation of new equipment designed to speed up the process. He said about 100 of the plant's 1,400 workers will be affected by the fire, but said the company will try to keep them employed during the time the dryer is being repaired. Help sought for hungry in Seattle SEATTLE (AP) - So many people are going hungry here that charity groups are turning to overseas communities for help. Citizens in Kobe, Japan, organized by the Rev. Sadao Ozawa, sent 1,000 pounds of cammed food and more than $800 to neighborhood centres operated by Neighbors in Need but spokesmen for the group said they still may not have enough supplies for the food banks to last the winter. The group said last week's receipts of almost $10,000 were barely enough to continue providing food for an estimated 6,000 now using the food banks. campaign seems to be the main corridor gossip among dele-' gates. This strong pre-election mood got a strong boost late Sunday when Premier William Davis unexpectedly pledged the Ontario party machine to support Mr. Stanfield in any forthcoming election. To long, loud applause, Mr. Davis stepped on to a platform at an after-hours party for convention workers and, pointing to Mr. Stanfield, said: "Whenever it comes, Ontario will be with you and we'll do as well federally as we have pro-vincially." FORESEES CAMPAIGN And, from the convention platform Sunday, Nathan Nurgitz, president of the party association, said "Its campaign '72" as far as this convention is concerned. "We can win the next election," Party Leader Robert Stanfield told the delegates Sunday night during a question-arid-answer session. He had said this before, but his re-statement was greeted with thunderous applause. After the day-long policy discussions today, the convention will be addressed by Mr. Stan field, who is expected to again emphasize the possibility of winning the next election. "It just won't happen," he told the delegates Sunday. 'H have my job, and you have your job. We must work." Meanwhile, delegates Sunday cleared up a series of internal matters-reading committee reports and approving minor changes to the party constitution. The convention atmosphere was provided by the five campaigners seeking the association presidency. Delegates also were keeping a close eye on regional divisions Sunday after a Calgary group, headed by delegate Michael Ro-bison, held a separate policy discussion for Western Conservatives. But there were no indications of any serious challenge to official party policies. Mr. Stanfield clearly had the delegates on his side Sunday night when he asked, after fielding questions from a series of Alberta representatives, whether this was an example of western alienation. Tribunal sought in treaty dispute CALGARY (CP) - Leaders of three Alberta Indian bands have decided to continue with long - standing claims against the United States on fulfillment of the Lame Bull Treaty of 1855. At a meeting Saturday, 40 representatives from the Blood reservation at Cardston, the Peigan Reserve at Brocket and the Blackfoot Reserve at Glei-chen, voted to ask for an international arbitration tribunal to solve the matter. Under the treaty, the United States agreed to pay for land, water and mineral rights on the traditional grounds of the Blackfoot nation. At the time of the treaty, the nation extended to the Red Deer River which in places is 230 miles north of the current Canada-United States border. The Indians claim the bound ary, decided upon in 1871, is artificial and does not take away the United States responsibility to pay. Calgary Lawyer Webster MacDonald said the U.S. government has paid millions of dollars to Blackfoot Indians Fumes kill two FORESTBURG (CP) - Janice Dianne Streich, 17, and Douglas B. Scheiler, both of For-estburg, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a car on the outskirts of the town, 60 miles southeast of Edmonton. Sign supply pact HONG KONG (Reuter) China and North Vietnam have signed an agreement on mutual supply of goods and payment for 1972, the New China news agency reported Sunday. south of the border but those in Canada are "the left-out heirs after the will has been settled." "They are innocent victims of history; they are living in the starkest poverty in the land because they gave up so much and got nothing in return." If the arbitration tribunal is hot granted, the Indians plan to process their claim through the claims settlement commission in Washington. The Indians also agreed to meet Dr. Llody Barber, Indian claims commissioner, to settle claims under Treaty No. 7 with the federal government. The Indians say they have never received the $2,000 ammunition money they were to be given on an annual basis as stipulated in the 1877 agreement. Cup of Milk fund donors Lethbrldge (Anonymous) .. . 1.00 F. Forth, Lethbrldge ........ 2.00 C.F.L. Haszard, Lethbrldge .. 2.00 A.K.L., Shaughnessy, .. .. . 2.00 Retired couple, Lethbrldge .. 4.00 Mr. and Mrs. R. Arthur..... 5.00 Hollander's, Plncher Creek ... J.00 Nancy Klnnear, Coleman .. .. S.00 George Rowland, Warner ..  5.00 Edith Shannon, Taber...... 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. T. Vander Ploeg, Vauxhall,.............. 5.00 Mrs. Ida Wood, Taber...... 5.00 Mrs. Mabel Shaw, Lethbrldge �.00 Mrs. Dorothy Anton, Leth. ... 10.00 Mrs. Madelon Carrels, Leth. .. 10.09 Lethbrldge, (Anonymous) .. .. 10.00 Mrs. R. S. Kent, Lethbrldge .. 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Richards, Lethbrldge .............. 10.00 Lethbrldge, (Anonymous) .. . 10.00 Mrs. Trew, Lethbrldge ...... 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. McAllister, Lethbrldge .............. K.M Avon Representatives Southern Alberta District 731 ....... 20.00 1167.00 TOTAL TO DATE .......... �S,0M.49 Shorter working weeks survey studied by union RED DEER (CP) - A comprehensive national survey of opinions on shorter working weeks was studied this weekend at a convention of the Canadian Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union. Neil Reimer, national director, presented the survey to about 40 delegates at the area council meeting Saturday. "We don't want machined opinions," he said. "I'm not here to tell you what to do about shorter working hours, but to solicit your help with this survey. I hope your policy decisions will be based on the results of the poll." Mr. Reimer distributed a draft of the survey to convention delegates. He said there may be some changes or elaborations on some questions. The survey will be tabled for examination at a national con- Thera are a great many reasons why most folks like shopping at McGuire's. Shlffer-Hillman Clothing Is |ust one of them and especially of this time of the year when our selection of suits and topcoats by Shiffer-Hillman is at its very best. Now's the time to outfit the "Santa" In your family because no one deserves It more, don't you agree? Open Thursday and Friday Till Nine! People Going Places . . . Shop MVISGUIRESK DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH f CLEANING FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON Carpets - Walls - Floors Ceilings - Windows - Storm Windows JANITOR SERVICES - COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC BONDED - INSURED - QUALITY WORKMANSHIP FAIR SERVICES PHONE 327-1272 ference next May or June. Government, business and labor representatives have been invited to attend. The survey asks more than 60 questions, some of a highly personal nature, In an effort to ascertain workers' true feelings. Names are not required and if any question seems an intrusion of privacy, they are not required to answer. About a dozen questions are aimed at shift workers and about the same number for day employees at petroleum industry plants. Pollsters are asked if they like to work overtime other than in a agreed emergency, and if so, why. Suspect arson in school fire CALGARY (CP) - About 300 Bishop Pinkham high school students will have their weekend extended as the result of a $40,000 fire that destroyed part of their school Sunday. Fire departm e n t officials suspect arson in the blaze that started in the school's printing room and spread to the roof. Deloy Sallenback, chairman of the public school board, said no classes will be held today while an assessment of damage is made. If the school cannot be used for sometime, the students will be accommodated in other schools. PRESENTS' THE Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY 8:14 SUNSET 4:32 H L Pre Lethbrldge ..... .. 32 17 .09 Pincher Creek . ... 36 16 .15 8 .10 Edmonton ..... ... 20 -1 .06 Grande Prairie .. 19 -5 .18 Banff .......... 15 .07 Calgary ....... ... 26 10 .08 34 Penticton ..... ... 35 30 .02 Prince George . ... 23 13 .02 Kamloops ..... ... 31 21 .08 Vancouver ..... .. 41 35 .04 5 10 .02 Winnipeg ..... .... 28 16 Toronto ....... ... 36 34 .20 13 .01 Montreal...... ... 17 10 27 .08 Halifax ....... .... 27 19 .20 Charlottetown , 17 .04 . 25 -4 Chicago ....... ... 40 38 .08 New York ..... ... 37 32 .02 . . 42 35 t t 74 46 33 74 30 34 46 46 36 30 34 48 Los Angeles......68 Las Vegas........54 Honolulu ..;...... 80 Rome............54 Paris............ 37 London ........... 48 Berlin ........... 50 Amsterdam ...... 45 Moscow .......... 32 Stockholm ........41 Tokyo............66 Lethbridge - Calgary-Today: Snow becoming light and Intermittent this after-noon. Winds N15. Lows 10-15 below. Tuesday: Sunny and colder. Highs zero-five above. Medicine Hat - Today: Cloudy with light snow. Clearing this evening. Lows near 10 below. Tuesday: Sunny and colder. Highs near five above. Columbia  Kootenay - Today: Mostly cloudy, except for sunny periods in Columbia district. Tuesday: Cloudy periods. Highs today 25 - 35. Lows tonight 5 - 10 above. Highs Tuesday 20-25. SOLINA Phone Bus. 327.1443 LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE SALES AND SERVICE EMINENT & SOLINA There are IS models, ts choose from D. V. Waardhuizen Exclusive Franchisee! Dealer (Certified) for Lethbridge and area Organs made In Holland 10% DISCOUNT till December 3lit! An Ideal Christmas Gift for the Hausel EMINENT Res. 327-9889 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 Highway 6 from Pincher Creek to Waterton is snow covered with occasional slippery sections. The remaining highways in the Lethbridge district are mainly bare with packed snow in the sheltered areas and through the towns. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff has a trace of snow with a few slippery sections. Banff-Golden received 1 inch of new snow, plowed and sanded. Golden to Revelstoke mostly bare, some compact snow and slippery sections. Banff - Radium and Banff - Jasper highways received from 1 to 2 inches of new snow and have been plowed and sanded. 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): Coutta 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 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. ;