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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, December 9, 1970 RCMP grab heroin NORTH VANCOUVER (CP) - An RCMP officer discovered 2,250 capsules of heroin early Tuesday when he stopped a car at a roadblock following a $160 service station holdup. The driver tried to make a getaway while he was being questioned and during the ensuing struggle, a brown paper bag containing 50 capsules of the drug fell onto the road. Forty-f our other bundles were found in the car and the RCMP said it had a street value of $33,000. Michael Campbell Beardsell, 23, of North Vancouver was released on $20,000 a f t e r he appeared in court on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. 'Night-hawk' Gillespie stays awake GRANUM (HNS) - Peter Gillespie of Granum proved he was the "night-hawk" of the Luther League by going 40 hours without sleep during the recent "wake-a-thon" held by the Granum Luther League in conjunction with the Clares-holm Luther League. The sleepless session started at 9 a.m. and continued until 1 a.m. 40 hours later when Mr. Gillespie finally dozed off. Twelve contestants were sponsored, by members of the community during their waking hours. Raise objection SPARWOOD (HNS) - Regional D i s t r i c t of East Kootenay will send a letter to W. N. Venables, pollution control board chairman for British Columbia, strongly objecting to Kaiser Resources being allowed to discharge effluent from its plant, which began operation this year, before a permit had been granted by the pollution control board. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 FEMALE "BUTCH CAS-SIDY" - Mrs. Robert C. Scnll. wife of New York art collector and taxi fleet owner, proudly displays a cartridge belt which has become the latest fad to burst onto the fashion scene. Mrs. Scull, who wore the belt to a black - tie party recently, thinks the belts are "cute and amusing" and says she "feels like Butch Cassidy" when she wears one. The painting behind her is entitled "Flags" and was done by Jasper Johns. Mrs. Decoux attends parley BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) -Mrs. Marisa Decoux of Blair-more represented the south Alberta district executive of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses at a provincial executive meeting held in the AARN Building at Edmonton Dec. 1 and 2. Hockey trials SPARWOOD (HNS) - Hockey trials and team assignments are scheduled to be held at the Natal Arena from 10 to 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 12. There will be further trials on Dec. 15 and 17 in the evening. The association hopes to have about four teams of pee wees (ages 10 to 13) four teams of pee wee pups (under 10) and perhaps one team of bantams (13 and over). Boys are asked to bring their equipment; helmets and mouth guards are compulsory and elbow and shin pads are recommended. Fuel from grain? EDMONTON (CP) - There should be more research into the feasibility of producing fuel for internal combustion engines from grain delegates to the annual meeting of Unifarm said Tuesday. Delegates representing more than 30,000 Alberta farmers approved a resolution endorsing such research after being advised the technique for using fuel from grain was well-known in Germany during the Second World War. There are problems in that it is difficult to keep the fuel free from water and its use would require minor engine changes because it provides slightly less power. Delegates were told the Australian government has appointed a committee to study the feasibility of making fuel from wheat. The meeting also resolved that the organization, formed a year ago in a merger of the Farmers' Union of Alberta and the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, continue to urge the Alberta government to establish public ownership of elec trie power in the province. On taxation, delegates approved a resolution asking that the federal government allow the entire premium paid for health care, or the amount of the bills actually paid, to be used as an income tax deduction. Unifarm's insurance committee, in a report to the convention, said many of its recommendations on automobile insurance were adopted early tliis year by the provincial legislative committee studying the question. These included the concept that automobile insurance should be compulsory but that the choice of the insurer should be left to the individual. Delegates were told that premiums for automobile insurance - handled by cooperative insurance services, did not increase during the year - a decision based on new federal breath test legislation, anew provincial driver demerit system, and the federal request for price restraint. Unifarm's board of directors, in their report, said the major accomplishment of the organization since its formation in March this year was its success in persuading governments and various agencies to shift their emphasis from production to marketing. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS O DC Q >-� < Z o X 30 I -< a JO c o THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 . . CIGARETTES 49 REGULAR Ctn. of 200 Open Daily- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT "YOUR l.D.A. AND REX ALL DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 Arctic transport costs millions CROSS FAMILY-British diplomat James Cross strolls in London Tuesday with his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Susan, left. Cross was released last week after being kidnapped and held hostage in Quebec by a Canadian extremist organization. The tower in the background is Big Ben. YELLOW KNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) - The southern taxpayer will have to shoulder an increasing share of the cost of improving transport facilities in the Arctic if development in the north is to progress, the Arctic transportation conference was told Tuesday. Spokesmen for the ministry of transport said Canadian taxpayers have poured $193.8 million into the north during the last five years for capital and operating costs. These costs would be even higher in the next five years. Only a few of the 250 settlements in the Arctic had an airport although all could find one vital but a simple 3,000-foot gravel airstrip would cost $250,-000. Maurice B a r i beau, Quebec regional director of air services for the transport ministry, said that besides such rough airstrips the Arctic needs five or six major hub airports. "These would have to develop a community around each of them to attract good technicians." Mr. Baribeau said attempts to provide lateral air routes to develop the political unity of the north will have to be examined closely. No more north-south routes could be considered at this time. Surface transport would require its share of funds. H. W. Woodward of the northern development department's northern economic development branch, said $60 million has been planned for northern road construction alone by 1976. A large part of the money would go into the Dempster Highway and the northern seg-m e n t of the Mackenzie Highway to provide a road connection with Inuvik by 1974. The Inuvik connection would be timely for the probably construction of a large diameter natural gas pipeline. Give small businesses break Out. treasurer urges Benson SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's finance ministers Tuesday ended their annual two-day collective look at the state of the economy by persistently questioning federal Finance Minister Edgar Benson about his proposed tax changes and then agreeing to talk about them again in February. The federal and provincial ministers will meet in Toronto in February. Among other things to be discussed will be a proposal made Tuesday by Ontario Treasurer Charles Mac-Naughton that a better break be given owners of small Canadian businesses. Mr. Benson said the proposal was interesting but would involve difficulties. It would allow a 50-per-cent credit against income taxes for any investment up to $10,000 a year that a person makes in his own business. Under Mr. Benson's proposals, contained in his white paper, small businesses would be treated the same as big ones, and would lose the lower tax rate they now enjoy. Mr. Benson described the Ontario proposal as a tax deferral. Dave Steuart, provincial treasurer of Saskatchewan, said small Canadian firms needed such a deferral, but they should also have a tax "break." His definition of small businesses included farms. TALKS SECRET At these annual December meetings, the finance ministers take a broad, over-all look at the economy, discuss various fiscal proposals and give some indications of plans for their next budgets. The talks are behind closed doors and references to forthcoming budgets are regarded as highly confidential. The rninisters Tuesday devoted some time to talking about the federal government's white paper on social security, largely the monetary aspects. Federal-provincial welfare min- isters meet here later this week to examine the document. Finance Minister Raymond Garneau of Quebec said he hoped the federal white papers on social security and unemployment insurance, along with two others involving social security in Quebec, will form the basis for a revision of the whole system. Quebec, he said, wants to take over responsibility for more of its welfare schemes. Finance Minister Jean-Maurice Simard of New Brunswick told the meeting that the economic slowdown of the last three years appears to have "bottomed out." "However, economic indicators seem to be pointing in every direction, and there are still no firm signs of the re-emergence of the strong growth rates were experienced from 1964 to 1967." He predicted that real economic growth in his province^, will be about 4% per cent next year compared1 with 3Y2 per cent this year. Leaded gas not wanted in Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - In what its sponsor says probably is the first law of its kind in the United States, the Buffalo common council has moved toward an eventual ban on the sale of leaded gasoline in the city. An ordinance passed, 13 to 1, by the council Tuesday requires all service stations in the city to have at least one pump selling low-lead gasoline by next Sept. 1. The timetable further requires that by Jan. 1, 1976, all gasoline sold here be lead-free or have a low-lead content. By Jan. 1,1980, only lead-free gasoline will be permitted. The measure was sent to Mayor Frank Sedita for his signature. French 'won't melt9 VANCOUVER (CP) - The president and founder of the Canadian Council of Christian and Jews says Canada will never become a melting pot of nationalities because there are five million French - Canadians who won't melt. "But we are going to work together," predicted Dr. Richard D. Jones Tuesday. "Our key to unity is to give our young people a chance to know each other." He told a service club that the council has an annual student exchange program between British Columbia and Quebec. Dr. Jones, who renounced his United States citizenship many years ago to become a Canadian, chided Canadians who downgrade their country. "The job of every thinking Canadian is to build up understanding among the various religious and ethnic groups that make up a nation," he said. Maternity leave coming says Globe TORONTO (CP) - The Globe and Mail says the federal government will introduce legislation early next year providing mandatory maternity leave for Bottles held gas court told NELSON, B.C. (CP)-Judge William Evans will give his decision today in the case of five Sons of Freedom women charged with unlawfully entering a dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offence. Polly Chernoff, Polly Datch-koff, Polly Kolodinin, Nastia Marlon and Helen Markin pleaded not guilty to the charge In provincial court Tuesday. The women were originally charged with threatening to burn the Krestova home of Ann Sorokin, wife of the Freedomite sect's spiritual leader, Stefan Sorokin. RCMP changed the charge before the trial began. RCMP officers testified they were called to the Storokin house Nov. 27 and were told five women had entered the house while a party was being held in honor of Mr. Sorokin's 68th birthday. Police told the court the women carried bottles into the house and tests revealed they wore filled with a mixture of coal oil and gasoline. employees in industries under federal jurisdiction. In an Ottawa dispatch the newspaper said Ottawa sources indicated Tuesday that the measure is expected to require employers to grant women employees a minimum of 12 weeks of maternity leave and up to 16 weeks in certain cases. "The federal government's move to require employers to grant maternity leave will be one of a series of revisions to the Canada Labor (Standards) Code," the story says. "The code governs employment standards for more than 500,000 employees in such industries as banks, airlines, railways, shipping, radio and television broadcasting. "Coupled with this move Is the proposal in the government's white paper on unemployment insurance to provide up to 15 weeks of benefit to women whose earnings are interrupted by pregnancy." The story said the plans would go at least part way to meeting the recommendations on maternity leave in the report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women tabled In the Commons on Monday. Nixon's old law firm was target say police EXPECTS DEFICIT MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -Mexico is expected to have a balanrc of payments deficit of $850 million this year, Finance Minister Hiiro b. Margain told reporters Tuesday night. NEW YORK (AP) - Six persons have been indicted on charges that they plotted to blow up several targets, including police stations and the law firm where President Nixon was once a partner. A grand jury returned the indictment Tuesday, charging the six with conspiracy to commit arson, attempted arson, attempted criminal mischief and possession of dangerous instruments. Richard Palmer, 40, called a recruiter for the radical Weatherman group by police, was held in $250,000 bail. State Supreme Court Justice Frederick C. Baker set bail at $50,000 for the other five. Police arrested the group outside a First National City Bank branch last Friday. The defendants had gasoline-filled containers with them and were planning to blow up the bank as the first of their targets, police charged. Other alleged targets of the group were two police stations, the mathematics and science biulding at New York University, the Bolivian consulate, and the law firm of Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, which included President Nixon..and Attorney-General John Mitchell as partners before the 1968 election. The indictment charged the defendants with planning to obtain handguns and rifles as part of "an escalating series of attacks against persons and property in New York City." Watched by saucer MEEKATHARRA, Australia (Reuter) - Mineworkers at this desert town in the heart of Aus-t r a 1 i a's mineral prospecting areas said Tuesday that a flying saucer has been watching them at work. They said an orange-and-white object hoverd and hissed for two hours Monday in the sky east of the town, 500 miles northeast of Perth, Inherits estate PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Joseph Pagano, an elderly man, used to stop in at a local supermarket often to buy a few items and chat with one of the clerks. Pagano died last January at 85 and when his will was admitted for probate here it was learned he had left the clerk, Leslie Morris, his entire $72,000 estate. Honor roll SPARWOOD (HNS) - Spar-wood Elementary School honor roll: Grade 4: Linda Howard, William Oliver, Joyce Yee, Penny Chatter son, Diane Hydromako and Michelle Kozler; Grade 5: - Cheryl Morgan, Karen Mcpherson, Linda Pisoni, Margaret Yee, Maralyn Fehr and Michael Rybachuk; Grade 6: Mary S"zliske, Suzanne Howard and Neil Cook; Grade 7: Wendy Smity, Shan Borsato, Janice Katrichak, Nancy Volpatti, Robert Dunkerly, Aureli Sac-comani, John Katrichak, Robert DeLucca, Douglas Speager, Colleen Townsend. GENE RAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE T~^- Weather and road report "I A ABOVE 19.00 ZERO AT A^,VUNOON SUNRISE THURSDAY 8:17 SUNSET 4:31 Lethbridge...... 39 -2 .. Medicine Hat .... 33 2 .. Calgary......... 13 -6 .. Pincher Creek ... 38 3 .. Edmonton....... -1-21 .. Banff................ Grande Prairie ... -6-22 .. Rocky Mtn. House 9-10 .. Edson.......... 6-12 .. Penticton....... 41 22 .. Prince George ... 16 4 .. Vancouver....... 43 26 .. Saskatoon....... 10-16 .. Moose Jaw...... 19-10 .. Thompson....... -4-17 .. Regina..........24-14 .01 Brandon........ 18 -4 .. Winnipeg...... 19 -5 .12 Toronto......... 39 35 .17 Ottawa......... 13 10 .26 St. John's....... 34 21 .. Halifax ......... 15 2 .18 Charlottetown .... 16 3 .. Fredericton...... 11-19 .. Chicago......... 49 44 .. New York....... 38 36 .. Miami.......... 73 70 .. Washington ...... 40 35 .. Los Angeles ....... 61 56 .31 San Francisco ... . 59 51 .19 Las Vegas....... 60 48 .. FORECASTS Lethbridge - Today: Sunny. Thursday: A few clouds. Milder. Winds occasional- 1 Iy W20 and gusty. Lows 5-10 below. Highs 35-40. Medicine Hat - Today and Thursday: Mostly sunny. Lows near zero. Highs 10-15. Kootenay, Columbia - Today: Mainly sunny, clouding over this evening. Thursday: Cloudy with intermittent snow. Winds light. At times, northerly 15, becoming southerly 15 Thursdiy morning. Highs today and Thursday, 32 and 35; lows tonight, 15 and 25. Columbia, Kootenay-Cloudy today and Wednesday with a few sunny periods. Winds light. Highs today in 40s. Lows tonight in 20s. Highs Wednesday 34-45. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 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 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition with some slippery sections and traces of snow on the shoulders. Banff to Revelstoke highway has some slippery sections but has been plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium highway has some new snow causing slippery sections, plowing and sanding is in progress. Banff-Jasper highway has some slippery sections due to freezing rain. Motorists are reminded that sr.ow tires or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.", 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;