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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WARMER The Lcthl ridge Herald LXIII 303 DECEMBER 1970 PH1CE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 02 PAGES Drinking laws inquiry head STI Contest win costs deaf mute welfare SMOKY CP A 50yearold deaf mule was cut olf welfare for three months because he won after he discovered how to beat the system in a cigarette The welfare department lold bin to come back when his assests had been reduced to or Nick who lives with his crippled brother in this 60 miles northeast of was one of the first to discover how to win money in a contest sponsored by Casino Others in the town won up lo social development officer for the said he felt badly about eliminating Rubu liaks allowance in August but because of Ihe depart ment regulations I had no other Rubuliak now has been reinstated and is to receive his normal allowance of about for Decem Pritchard said in an interview that regulations specify no one is eligible for assistance if he has cash assets of more than Faith helped who learned to read and write dining five years at school in Winnipeg in the said he spent about 11 hours studying the contest coupon be fore his faith in God helped him find the formula to uncover the correct numbers on the contest He says he bought about worth of the cig arettes to He used the prize money for a televi sion set and a movie He had obtained a movie camera with gift coupons from another cigarette Casino cigarettes were introduced in Alberta in the fall of The contcsl coupons said prizewinning en tries bad lo be postmarked no later than July The discontinued the contest on 1969 by which time they had paid out more than About of the total went to Smoky Lake Several other Smoky Lake residents have filed claims against the The contest was based on cards containing a series of hidden numbers in each package of To cnlrant had lo arrange the numbers in a specified order by rubbing the cards with a fingernail to make the numbers Some ot the winners discovered thai cigarette car tons bearing a certain registration number contained cards with numbers in the same They experi mented with HIPSO cards until they found a winning ives details of Bn 1 C JLJJLO JJ By JOHN LeBLANC LONDON peer who calls himself a good amateur drinker has been named to head an in quiry committee into Britains drinking which often drive tourists I enjoy the British pub and I enjoy a pie and a says Lord Enroll of a former Con servative cabinet who was appointed by the government Tuesday to run the Home Secretary Reginald making the announcement in the described the British pubdrinking laws as Drinking places are closed for much of the after the hours depending on local authorities nil Organizations such as the British Tourist Associa tion have been clamoring for a change so that vis itors can walk in and have a glass when they feel like Its all a handdown from a long and varied his tory of the liquor licensing Blame it on Henry Henry VII in 1495 first instituted controls by em powering judges to suppress useless part of a policy of discouraging indoor games such as which diverted people from The present regulations are mainly rooted hi mea sures to curb excessive drunkenness in the 19th cen One ol the disconcerting features for the visitor is lhal as he goes from place lo he is never siire when hell find a pub In drinking hours vary from county lo In you can gel a drink at a not a In everyone lakes a chance on Whether or not pubs open in a particular community is decided by a local Lord now deputy chairman of the decimal currency said today I am not a toff who knows nothing about Brit ains drinking It is very pleasant lo relax and I have had a drink on in working mens clubs in my younger as an engineering ap I used to look lorward to a pint of beer and a pic at lunchtime in a He estimated il would take about a year to finish the LONDON CP James Jasper Cross said today he spent the most terrible night of my life on the day Pierre La porle was killed while in the hands of Quebec separatist kid When I heard my own death announced on TV at the same time I was afraid my wife would be the British envoy said at a news confer Cross met a battery of report ers in Lancaster House for his first extensive news conference since his release last Cross entered the room escorted by his wife who was reunited with him on his return to Britain from Canada Satur The British trade commis sioner in giving de tails of his experiences follow ing his kidnapping by the Front de Liberation du said that on the morning ol 5 lie was dressing when there was a ring at the front door of his A man came pointed a pistol at him and made him lie down on the WIFE THREATENED A second man came into the house with a submachinegun and told my wife to hold the dog or else it would be By this time a third man had appeared downstairs in the Cross home with a subma Cross said he was taken to a car where a fourth man was at the wheel and was thrown into it underneath a He said a gas mask was put over his face and later he was made to wear a lighter mask while spending 60 days in one After his arrival at the apart ment where he was he said I spent the next few days lying on a mattress but was al lowed to go to the He said he was handcuffed at the start but after the first two weeks the handcuffs were re moved and I spentmuch of the day in front of Cross said thai after the death of Quebecs labor min he asked his captors what they were going to do with They said they just intended to taunt the he Cross said that as far as he knew the iddnap group con sisted of four men and two I cant say the names of al of he Cross said he wanted to issue thanks to the governments of Canada and who in a sense broke the law for the government of Cuba for ac cepting the and fi nally above all the police who found Out where I was and brought me out At one point in the news con ference he showed a trace of suggesting that the press had not fully understood that the communiques whicii he had issued in confinement were not his own thinking but that oi his TOLD WHAT TO WRITE He said the FLQ allowed him to use his own words in writing to his they changed some he was told what to write in his Cross said that escaping was always on his mind but when he added up all the odds he figured it best to do He said he did not plan to re turn to liis job in Montreal but would take up a post with the British department of trade in London after a long He and his wife plan to spend Christmas in with British Ambassador Eric where Cross had been a guest during the latter part of the Montreal A persistent question was whether Cross believed the Ca nadian government was right in rejecting the demands of the He said he had wrestled with this question repeatedly and had come to the conclusion there was no other course which the government could have fol ectric strike pies Britain LONDON CP Millions of Britons went without heat and light for up to eight hours today as the third day of an electricity workers slowdown brought on the countrys deepest blackout since postwar fuel shortages 23 years Freezing weather threatened the health of many of the young and sick who depend on electric Temperatures fell over much of the country into the mid20s during the night and were expected to stay in the 40s during the The power cuts hit earlier and harder today in some sections of the United At the peak of the morning rush to power was cut by an av erage 31 per in Wales cuts soared to as high as 40 per An electricity board official said The situation can only get Tens of thousands were late to work again today when traffic lights and rail signal lights were turned Freezing fog on dark London streets made for treach erous driving Office workers in some Lon don skyscrapers took one look at the not working signs on WASHINGTON AP The House of Representatives com merce committee approved today a bill lo delay a United Slat e s wide railway strike threatened for EST Thursday until March The vote was 19 to But Chairman Harley Stag gers said after the closeddoor session that he was not satisfied that the legis lation would prevent the And Representative Brock Adams Wash told re porters 1 think we have voted for a Youre just giving it to They arent going to Tlie bill contained no wage raise SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS the elevators and went back Currency trading on the nor mally busy foreign exchange market in London was halted because of Ihe power cuts in banks and brokers Britains overall power sup plies were cut by 31 per cent during peakdemand This meant that almost one third of the country was dark during the morning and evening rush The men managing Britains electrical grid switched off whole towns and large areas ot major cities for periods ranging from three to eight hours in an attempt to spread out the avail able A neighborhood darkened during the morning could expect to have normal power at MANY PLACES CLOSED Stores and theatres were schools were darkened and Christmas lights were turned off in a checkerboard pattern that often left one side ol a street in blackness while the other side was brilliantly For the power cuts in volved only tlie inconvenience of a cold breakfast and an electric razor that didnt work before they went off to a heated But heating industry sources said as many as 80 per cent of the 18 million homes had all or part of their heat cut Homes with gas and oil heat ing systems that use electrical components were as well as those with electric ra About million homes with coal heating were unaf FANS OF PM Prime Minister Trudeau found himself surrounded by autograph seekers when he spoke Tuesday at a meeting of the Service Club Cqundl In Saint Trudeau urges Maritimers to gear economy to future Citizen comment is sought on grains policy proposals By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON CP Agricul ture Minister Olson said Tuesday the government ac tively seeks citizen comment be fore implementing He gave agriculture producers a month to submit suggestions on the proposed Prairie grains pol During a speech to delegates attending the lirst annual con vention of an Alberta organization representing more than Olson said the plan would guarantee the industry as a whole an in come equal to the average of its previous five during a question pe Snap election call in India expected By GERALD RATXIN NEW DELHI Renter Speculation is growing that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi may seek to strengthen her power in Congress by calling an election hi the next few The next general election is not constitutionally due until bill rightwing oposition spokesmen predict that Gandhi will call an el ection before The Communist parly of which generally backs Gandhis minority govern is urging her to call an early vole and weaken right wing lorccs which they say threaten the is reported to have lold meetings of her Congress parly that there are no plans for early But she has not so far publicly de niod the She told parly workers in Punjab and liaryana slates re cently that they should raobiltio themselves for the task of win ning voters But she declined to say whether she had made up her mind to call an SNexti Olson said that by midJanuary time will have run out for us if we are to get the proposal through the legisla tive process in time for the coming Olson said he agrees con sultation between all levels is a most desirable action before firm policies are formulated and that there has been a change during the last few years when proposals are made in white papers or by news re leases to encourage discussion and feedback before laws are Tlie government recognizes the desire for consultation and the need for participation by ag ricultural producers in policies which affect he BLE You must also recognize that the responsibility for governing does lie with the elected govern ment and that Ihe government cannot abdicate its responsibil ity for making final In outlining Olson said there be a total cimmercial disappearance of 294 million bushels of all grains during die last five months compared with 150 million bushels last During the period 1 In midNovember this wheat sales will be J76 million bushels compared with 99 million bushels in 1969 while there has fceen a big increase in barley sales to 86 million bushels IWs year compared with just under 30 million bushels in Total exports during this pe riod tliis year will be million bushels compared with years S3 SAINT CP Prime Minister Trudeau urged Maritimers Tuesday to gear their economy to future de mands of the United States citing a study that pre dicted the will a net importer of goods worth billion a year by He told about 700 service club members from the Saint John area Our goal should be fac tories prepared to manufacture goods of the in ways that protecl the environment for the He cited a study by the Brookings the research that pre dicted Die will switch from a major exporter to en im Many of those goods could come from the door to the affluent eastcoast markets of the But he warned against tte wasle and cost thai indus trialization could WILL PAY MORE If guards against environmen tal pollution mean restricted or more expensive he Canadians prepared Cup of milk fund Your donation will aid many Recently Lolta Kitsch director of the Uni tarian Service Committee said that the first objective of the USC was to feed the At the peak of the hunger period in Calcutta two years we were feeding peo ple seven days a Every year we distribute several car loads of skim milk powder in India and In some of our feeding areas we have com pletely wiped out One cup of Canadian milk still costs the USC only one and last year we distributed over 4 million cups to desti tute Developing countries such as India still need milk des perately because they are not yet able to prepuce sufficient protein food for the very young during their most formative If you havent made a con tribution yet lo the Cup of Milk wont you stop and drop one in the in care of The Do it to and your contribution will help reach the goal for of Tlie total stands at Miss Golla Lethbridge From Laura Jean and Anna Lethbridge Louie Louis Swede Edith John and Muriel Erin Coleman Picture Emily John lona Edith Cavell Nursing Lethbridge Anonymous Lillian Lethbridge Lethbridgs The Huber Michael and Dana Coaidale Russell Lelhbridge Majorette and Gene Lcthbridqc Total Toisl to Bali IUV 10CO lo pay a little more to preserve the environment that is so es sential lo our Tlie prime minister was opti mistic that markets would remain open to Canadian goods through re tention by the United Stales of ils postwar lib eral trade The groups in the now most actively pressing for prot e c t i o n i s t Im speaking mainly of the labor un ions in the goods producing in represent an In creasingly small number of He was presented with a sil ver rose a rubber souwester hat and a crate of lobster and returned the favors by signing a batch of auto Trudeau said he would watch with great interest the decisions which the Maritime people will make on the issue of union of the three Maritime We realize in Ottawa that this decision is first and fore most that of the governments and people of Lhese Last week a commission ap pointed by the provinces recom mended the economic benefits of union of Ihc three this government will be pre pared to support any or any lack of will he to tiie benefit of the Ca nadian Seen and heard About town I VISITING Safkatchewanife Delia West exclaiming lo south Alberta Tlie price of butter here sure tears a large piece out of a ope dollar Birthday girl Myra Bell smoking up a storm with a pack of ci gars given as a gilt by Jim ;