Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
credit unions the bill at committee stage employs in its operations for the vcar. At least three per cent of s bec-uHic of a government do-.. i v 'bat e -1 i HI i ti n g motion put the capital generated in a year 1, unions last Thursday, the is subject lo tax now and the cnimcnt came through with orh'irml proposal in the new bill what the co-ops and credit un-1 was to boost this to five per :ne gov- (1 I cent. Sco-ops-which! ori.'iiudlv were going lo feel a to reduce llns m.mmum amount tax bite under this bill- liable gainiiu! heavy! will not have to pay income tax their at all on transactions involving them undue hardship. Twice during October the gov- ernment brought in amend- ments designed to appease them. But members from all L i b e r a 1 t o jipplv pressure. Finally on Mc-day. two days before tiie House stops consider- As groupings of individuals sec-king to help each other, co- cps seldom wind up a year with income or profits in the normal sense. If there is anything extra left over, after meeting expen- ses, it can be paid out to the co-op members as a dividend. Present tax law uses a stand- ard based on the capital a co-op WINNIPEG CPl A two- alarm fire damaged the 210-room Fort Garry Hotel of Canadian TvViiional Railways early today, sending one man to hospital nnd trapping three persons on the upper floors for an hour. More than guests, including e d e r.a 1 Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson, were evacuated from the 58-year-old building and taken to other The name of the elderly man treated after inhaling s m a k e was net immediately available. One of those trapped was a Toronto businessman who climbed out on his eight-floor window ledge in zero weather and shut the window behind him to escape the smoke. The fire broke out about a.m. on the seventh-floor mezzanine which houses dining and convention facilities. It was controlled 90 minutes later by about 50 firemen with 15 units of equipment. Smoke seeped through the hotel and water ran down to the lobby. Mr. Olson's room was on the third floor. The minister was awakened by a pounding on his door at aixnit a.m. and said has first thought was, "I wish I could get some sleep." It was a more harrowing expe- rience fcr Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brooks of Swan River, Man., t r a p p e d in their ninth-floor room flames licked out of windows below them, "We screamicd fcr more than free Monday, the sixth day of! an before firemen came Safe Driving Week. find got us." said fifl-year-old British Columbia and Quebec olive Brooks as she tipped cof- reporlcd three facilities each fcc in the lobby, and there were two children and "Wo threw 'lamps, ashtrays, an adult killed in Ontario traffic pillows, blankets, anything ficcidcnt.i. t.hroupi tiro window to attract Then: have bei n IT traffic j n'.lcntion." deaths In Quebec since Dec. 1 and none in Prince Edward Is-' land. Following 1> n day-to-day record this year with last year's fieven-d.'iy totals. Totals 3 I 5 (i '71 '70 i t provinces still free of traffic deaths By THE CANADIAN' PRESS Seven provinces were fatality income, no matter how much it paid out to mem- bers in dividends. The latest government pro- posal is to ditch this capital-em- ployed yardstick. Instead, co- ops will be required to withhold 15 per cent of the money they pay out in dividends to a mem- ber if this is over in any tax year. In the hands of the recipient, the dividend could be treated in two ways. If the dividend related to the recipient's business, it would be counted in his income for tax purposes. If not, it would be tax-free. Anyone not liable to tax on the dividend would ba able to get a later refund for the portion withheld. The system is aimed at distin- guishing between those invest- ing in co-ops as a business and the average member who holds only a small share in a co-op organized by a group of people seeking to help themselves. Allan MacEachen, govern- ment House leader who intro- duced the latest amendments, said the withholding step "will permit the government to ad- minister the system efficiently and yet obtain the appropriate result depending on the charac- ter of the patronage dividend in the hands of the recipient." Credit unions, which now do not pay income tax as institu- tions, have been required to pay under the bill's original proposals on a similar sort of capital-employed basis. The lat- est proposed changes scrapped this. Prison escape short lived Dec. Nnd. P.E.I. N.S. K.B. Qiie. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. rsr. oooo oooo I) 0 7. -I 3 0 0 0 II 1 n o o 2 i o n n t i 1-133 1.7 15 r. 3 3 16 23 111032 0400 5 3 0020 5 2 01120 FORT SASKATCHEWAN iCPi Allen Demers, 16. awl Edward Carifclle, 18, both of Kdmonlon, escaped late Mon- day from Fort Saskatchewan correctional institute, but were captured five hours later by po- lice. Police said they were driving a truck at the lime of their capture, about 25 miles north 'f Edmonton and 15 miles from 7 9 5 16 R n 5.1 Fort Saskatchewan. NEWSMAN" DIES H. (lUiss) Wliealley, one ol Can- aria's top sports reporters un- lil his retirement in 1901, died in Tort Lawlrrdale, Fla., Monday. He was 75. Wliealley was with The Ca- nadian Press for 41 years. IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Ave. S. Telephone 328-4214 CANADIAN PLANE ATTACKED A Canadian C-130 Hercules plane sent by the United Nations to overfly Dacca Airport in East Pakistan to see whether the runway was usable was attacked and set fire by fighter planes, a UN spokesman said early Tuesday. The C-130, which has a volunteer Canadian crew was reported to have turned back to- wards Bangkok, Thailand, from which it had taken off. Quebec won't force English population to learn French L I By TERRY CORCORAN MONTREAL (CP) No gov- ernment in history has been able to force people to learn a second language, Francois Clou- ier. Quebec cultural affairs minister, said Monday. And the Quebec government is not about to coerce the prov- ince's English-speaking popula- tion into learning French, he added. Mr. Clouticr made the state- ments in an interview to dispel what he referred to as the "po- lice state" interpretation placed on a program of his department to promote the use of French as the province's working lan- guage. The program involves an "e q u i p e d'intervenlion" that would, with the co-operation of company officials, work out a plan for the gradual expansion of French-language usage through such tilings as em- ployee language classes and wholesale translation of English technological terms. When the program was an- nounced last month "equipe d'intervention'' was variously translated as strike force, ac- t i o n team and intervention Mr. Cloutier says the pro- j per translation is "task force." "There will be no question of lie said. Any com- pany will be free to accept or reject a government request to participate in the program under the department's Office of the French Language. The connotation of coercion Is quite natural but not justified, Mr. Clouticr said. The program already is under way, and no force has been needed. Six Gen- eral Electric, Canadian Indus- tries Ltd., Canada Packers, British Petroleum and tits Royal all volun- teered to work with the task force. The crux of the government's policies is to strike a "very deli- cate balance" between eco- nomic and cultural matters and between French- and English- speaking extremists, (he minis- ter said. New industry will continue to come into Quebec, attracted by the lure of profits, and French workers will still have to learn English to ensure their mobility within the economy. "We are not going to please Quebec plans to reduce number of municipalities QUEBEC (CP) The provin- cial government introduced a bill Monday aimed at reducing juebec's l.iiyo municipalities by nearly half, in the next decade. Maurice Tessier, municipal affairs minister, said at a news conference after presenting the bill to the national assembly that, there are too many small municipalities in Quebec, most too weak to provide their tax- payers good service. A few, incorporated long ago, have shnmk so much there is not enough population lo elect a municipal council. The bill is seen as the first major attempt in more than 100 years to shake up Quebec's mu- nicipal setup. Ontario, with more population than Quebec, has about half as many munici- palities. Mr. Tessier's proposed legis- Post office schedule announced OTTAWA (CP) Post offices across the country will provide full wrcket sen-ice Saturday Dec. 11 and Saturday Dec. 18 to handle the Christmas mail rush, it was announced Monday. In addition, letter carriers will make house-to-house deliv- eries Dec. 18, Ihe last Saturday before the holiday. There is to be no delivery or complete wicket service Dec. 25-28 and Jan. 1-3. lation would reduce the 30 mu- nicipalities on Montreal Island to about seven in the next five years. It would create a metro- politan-type government on the island, with two-thirds of the is- land's population still living in Montreal but with the city sur- rounded by six satellite cities. Mr. Tcssier said that by en- eouraging municipalities in Quebec to amalgamate into larger towns, taxpayers will benefit' from advantages of a larger, stronger municipality. Millionaire sues hotel for error NEW YORK (CP) Multi- millionaire builder William J. Levitt and Ws wife are suing the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for million, charging it failed to cater properly a reception prior to a charity ball. Levitt and bis wife charge the hotel with failing to provide suf- ficient food, drinks and waiters for guests prior to a North Shore Hospital ball Nov. 19. Tire Levitts said they personally im-' del-wrote the entire cost of the reception. Any money won in the court suit, they said, would be turned over to the lying Island hospital. The suit contends that al- though the contract called for 10 bars to remain open until mid- night and continuous butler service of assorted food "all the bars closed at 9 p.m. and the food service never started. the French-speaking extremists and the English-speaking extre- irjsts. A reasonable policy is never accepted by both ends of public opinion." French people should learn English for reasons of mobility, but they should not sacrifice their French culture "just for the sake of an eventual mobil- he said. The balance Is delicate, yet cultural problems cannot be dis- sociated from economic prob- lems. Nevertheless, a realistic, pragmatic and practical govern- ment approach can be worked out. Cup of Milk fund donors Joseph Gerla, Leth. Lclhbrldge Medicine H; Anonymous, Anonym E. Garr Anonymous, Lethbritjpe Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Scoble, Lelhbriclge A Well Wisher, Loth..... Mrs. Maria Cracommuzil. Pincher Creek...... Frank Kropinak Family, Blairmore......... Roberta nnd Roxanne Van Wyk, Bellevuc........ Rhonda Comin, Coleman P. Lukacik, Colcman..... E. F., Lethbrbldge Anonymous, Cardston H W., Lethbrldqe........ Mr. McTavish, "Pincher Cr. Mrs. Isabella Hamilton, Lunrfbreck Tcdd and Michael Smith, Lethbridge Vic, Margie, tftvld, Terry nnd Doug Bow Island In Memory of Kafnerlne Frilz from Mrs. Rccjan'i Grade 3 Class, Taber Holly, Wally and Tammy Aebli, Blairmore H. J. Standing, Lelhbrldtja Mrs. D. G. Freed, Leth. Mrs. Pitt, Lethbridge..... Anonymous, Lethbridge Ina, Brenda, Celica and Bruce, Le'hbrldge Cliff Johnson. Cardston Georpe Gillespte, Leth. In Memory of William Skellcn Mr. and Mrs. A. Heck, Purplt Springs R. F. Wilson, Lethbrtdge Mrs. Brlgid Afchacher, Pincher Creek..... Mr. and Mrs. D. Beech, Coleman Shelly, Lori end Holly Minor, Coulls ___ AArs. M. M. RIdgcdalc, Bow Island Mr. W. Wallwork, Bow tsl. G Brouwer, Picture Butte Dick and Lil Heppell, Leth. Anonymous, Raymond Beta Sigma Phi UpsMon Chapter, Taber Vera M. Lien, Lethbridqe R. Pelrone, BellRvue In memory of Margaret, Billy And Laura In memory of Mr. W. SkRlton Mrs. Marlorle Schoof, Leth. Lethbridge, Anonymous Johnny Brouwer Family, Picture Butte R. Heincn, Picture Butfe Royal Holel Tafcer Lethbridge Anonymous Mrs. Ed Johnson, Pincher Creek L. Van Shanghai Chop Suey. Lpth. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hovan, 1.00 1 CO 1.00 1.03 Thompson move taking shape OTTAWA (Special) The .ransfer of Robert Thompson rom Alberta to British Colum- ia is taking further shape. The defeated Conservative candi- date in Olds-Didsbury in the recent provincial election told New church name still undecided WINDSOR, Out. (CP) The general commission on church union reached the end of its agenda almost 24 hours ahead of schedule and adjourned4 Mon- day night, but the name of the new church proposed for the Anglican, United and Christian (Disciples of Christ) churches still is undecided. The- commissioners received a .ist of 86 possible names Mon- day. Selections included Anglited Unican, Our Resource, The One Christ Love and Truth Church in Canada, The Congres- sional Church in Canada, The Holy Catholic Church in Can- ada, and The Jesus People in Canada. A subcommittee proposed that the commission vote on two, The Christian Community in Canada, its own suggestion, and Church of Christ in Canada, which was favored at the last commission meeting. After several commissioners objected to the two choices on the grounds that no convenient short form could be derived from them, it was admitted that no consensus could be immedi- ately arrived at. Another name problem came up several times earlier in the meeting, it was proposed that the title of "elder" in the new church be replaced by "councillor." The Lethbridge Herald here that he will try for Mr. Thompson's Red Deer seat in the federal house. Rudi Pederson, Olds clergy- man and businessman, said he expects Mr. Thompson to for- malize his plans soon, and he will then make officla his own bid for the party's Red Deer nomination. Mr. Thompson, appointed last week as national organiza- tion co-ordinator for the party in the next election, has indi- cated he is moving to B.C. 'for business and personal rea- sons." However, he has also said he is being pressed to take a PC nomination and in that event he would head the par- ty's slate in B.C. He is already lining up former Social Credit MPs for Conservative nomina- tions in B.C. He himself is a former Social Credit national leader. Mr. Pederson, here to attend the P.C. national convention, gained 40 per cent of the vote hut was defeated August 30 by Robert Clark, former Social Credit education minister. The Olds-Didsbury provincial riding overlaps Red Deer federal. Three Alberlans killed in B.C. VALEMOUNT, B.C. (CP) RCMP today released the names of three Alberta persons killed Sunday in a three-car collision near Red Pass, B.C.. on the Yellowhead Highway 25 miles west of the Alberta bor- der. Otto Albert Krumcs, 38, ol Calgary and a passenger in the car he was driving, Barry Al- bert DeaHn, 34, also of Cal- gary, and Arthur Wayne Bauer, 25, of Darwell, Alta., the driver of another car, died in the ac- cident. Mr. Bauer's wife Valerie, 21, was in critical condition in hos- pital in Jasper, Alta., today. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET IT Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Vermilion Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles 14 20 15 9 4 21 18 42 37 13 32 43 B 17 2-1 32 2) 33 30 23 39 52 78 G3 Prc .11 .15 .03 !5 .10 .01 Las Vegas......54 41 .01 Rome .35 33 Paris............39 London Berlin..... Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm 3G 45 42 38 30 32 37 Tokyo FORECAST: Lrthbricige Today: Sunny. Cold. Lows near zero. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Brisk somhwcsl wimls. Highs near 20. Calgary Today: Sunny. Cold. Tonight: Brisk south [winds. Lows near zero. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Brisk winds. Highs near 20. Columbia Koolcnay Today: Sunny. Wednesday: Cloudy. Snow in Columbia area .141 in the morning, spreading to .20 j the Kootenay's in the aftcr- .62 noon. Highs today 20-25. Lows .03 tonight 10-15. Highs Wednesday 25-30 above. Porfrasky, Sparwood Anonymous, Picture Butlc Orrin Fir.hcr. Hillsprinn Greeo's Electric, Caslleaar Anonymous, Jaffray, B.C. Anonymous Mrs Potdl Dorner, Granurn Ktiryviftl Family, Crantord !n Memory of Jimmy Underdahl......... In memory of Jim Underdah! Mr. nnd Mrs. A. Pflte-rson, Fort Maclecd Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Warren, Vauxtiall, Alta. Rotary Club of Lelhbrldna TOTAL................ TOTAL TO DATE ........S! Please Our PHONE h For your Dining enjoyment at (NOW LICENSED) "Kia" (Ttief Will entertain you with her folk songs in our Dining Room from to p.m. THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS Bldg. Acrois from Paramount Thealro. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COUKTESV OF AMA Highway 5, from Mountain I View to Watorton is lightly j snow covered. Highway 6, from Twin Butlc lo Watcrton has light snow cov- er. All other highways in the Lcthbridge district are mainly bare wilh occasions! slippery Highway, Calgary to Revel- stoke is mainly bare in the driving lanes wilh a few slip- pery sections and has been sanded. The and Banff-Jasper highways are bare occasional slippery sec- tions, sanded where necessary. Snow tires or chains arc neces- sary when travelling through HH" Rogers Pass, Hniff-Jaspcr Highway r.-d in Ban't Park ski access roads. sections in the town? and shel- tered areas. Highway 1, Trans Canada POUTS OF ENTKY (Opening and Closing Cotitta 2-1 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to G p.m.; Del Bonila 9 .m. to 0 p.m.; I Hooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to (i p.m.; Kingsg.-ilc, 2-1 hours; Porthill Kykerts 8 a.m. lo midnight. Chief Mountain closed. VVildhorse, 8 n.m. to 5 p.m.