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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETIIBRIOGE HERALD Friday, December 10, Xf FOUNDING FATHER Paul Manning roughs it in the snow along with nearly two dozen other young people at All-Seasons Park, site of proposed developing at entrance to Stanley Park in Vancouver. Marining, one of the original squatters at the site, was a member of the original Greenpeace protest voyage to Amchitka in October. r agr aim WINNIPEG (CP) The Na- tional Farmers Union has served notice it intends to be- come the sole voice for agricul- ture and will intensify its fight io change Canada's economic system, which it says has ex- ploited the rural population. Roy Atkinson cf Saskatoon, elected to his third term as president of the union which was formed 28 months ago. sair more understanding among farmers was leading to a feeling nf more concern for the other fellow and "forging a strong bond of unity." He told the four-day conven- tion attended by more than 600 delegates from the Maritimes, Ontario, the Prairies and Brit- Protest group members fined EDMONTON (CP) Provin- cial Judge Lucien Maynard con- gratulated six young men for "taking part in political mat- ters" but convicted each of causing a disturbance and fined them. Tile six. all from Edmonton, were arrested Nov. 3 during a protest against the nuclear test explosion on Amchitka Island. Court was told the demonstra- tors were parading without a permit, blocked pedestrian traf- fic and chanted slogans that, in- cluded obscenities. John William Kanis. 24. de- scribed by police as the leader of the protest group because he was the most vociferous, was fined Waller Eugene Plawiuk, 17, John William Ligertwood, 18. Richard Thomas Nesbitt, 16, Eric Haselhorsth, 17, and Gary Mall. 20. were each fined S50. ish Columbia that Canada's present economic system cre- ates forces leading to the exploi- tation of people for the benefit of a policy the': must be changed before significant im- provement can be made. Delegates approved a move to set up a "farmers' task force'' to study the policies needed to I revitalize the economically-sag- 1 ging agriculture industry. Present and past federal agri- culture policies have not at- tacked the fundamental and j basic problem cf improving the earning ability of farmers, the delegates said as they approved a policy statement designed to intensify their goal of signing collective bargaining agree- nienls not only for the produce they sell but also for the goods and services they need. Delegates said farming should be classed a profession and only bona fide farmers should he li- censed. They agreed to seek to have the NFU established as the sole licensing authorify for farmers, recognizing such a move would be a long, hard battle. "The implementation of the proposed policy hinges on the I strength of the organization in bringing power to bear upon governments to react favorably to requests for co-operation." In the same context, delegates said they wanted to have no part of other farm organizations and that the NFU was the only group that could speak for the j farm community. i The NFU also voiced opposl- lion to the proposed new farm organization in Saskatchewan i involving a merger of the Sas- The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE ORTlCfll PRESCRIPTION CO j New B.C. Judges OTTAWA fCPI Justice Minister John Turner today an- nounced Uirec appointments to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to fill vacancies cre- ated by recent amendments to j the Judges Act. The new judges are Vancou- ver lawyers Richard P. Ander- son and Thomas R. Berger and Nanaimo County Court Judge Henry C. McKay. halchewan Federation of Agri- culture and the provincial asso- ciation of nival municipalities. Atkinson voiced a strong plea for a concentrated mem- bership campaign to obtain new members before Jan. 1. "It is one of my top priori- tics." he told the closing session of the convention which ap- proved policy statements on collective bargaining, grains, dairj', fruits and vegetables. Rut. many of the 135 resolu- tions on those topics failed to reach the convention floor as the sessions lagged far behind schedule. They finally were re- ferred to the directors for dispo- sition. Support ta the battle for an improved economic status was voiced during the convention by IKO labor leaders, one from the United States and one repre- senting Canadian fishermen. Both Homer Stephens, presl dent of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union in Vancouver, and Jessica Govea of Keene, Calif., assistant to Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers of Amer- ica, pledged support for the NFU's current boycott against Kraft Foods Ltd. The boycott started last Au> gust when Ontario milk produc- ers failed in their attempts to get more money for their prod- uct. Having moved into Saskatche- wan and Alberta, NFU mem- bers will be distributing boycott pamphlets across Canada within three months, said Don Kossick, boycott co-ordinator. .Mr. Stephens said fishermen and farmers have much in com- mon and together they can win the battle for an improved eco- nomic status. He said the NFU could de- pend "on us to work with you along with all the others who have been robbed of their heri- tage." Miss Govea pledged the boy- cott support of the farm workers in the United States who had been helped in their fight by NFU members who boycotted California grapes and lettuce in Canada. We Will Place An ORGAN In YOUR HOME During Our Special ORGAN TRIAL COURSE An Ideal Christmas Gift! A coune designed for both children and odulls. Find out how easy it it to learn to play the organ. Truly an ideal Christmas uift A GIFT OF MUSICI CHOOSi THE COURSI TO FIT YOUR BUDGET 4 WEEK ORGAN COURSE.....................ONIY 19.iO 6 WEEK ORGAN COURSE....................ONLY 29.25 8 WEEK ORGAN COURSE.....................ONLY 37.50 Remember: Wfi supply the organ for practise Pruegger's Accordion College Ltd. Sharp economic study idea accepted by NATO Fly JOHN I.PBI.ANC BIU'SSELS (CP) Foreign ministers of the North Allautic, Treaty Organization accepted i Mi t e li e 11 Sharp made the today a Canadian proposal for suggestion and a C a n a dl a n the alliance to study world ceo-' spokesman said later the other nomie problems as a help in en- suring peace. External Affairs Minister Tropical plants in govt. spending OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment expenditures amounting to almost million, including for tropical plants to ade-rn the finance department building, were approved by the Commons Thursday night. In a gesture of protest against such "government e x t r a v a- gar.ce at a time of high un- N e w Democatic Parly MPs forced two votes on the spending program. Both vdes were won 116 to 61 with Conservative members and nine Social Creditors voting with tlin 17 XDP members present in the Commons. Commons standings: Liberal 150, PC 71, OTP 25, Social Credit 13, Independent Liberal one. Independent two and va- cant one. Prune Minister Trtideaii drew laughter from all sides of the House by tearing up the 20-page bill, a reminder of Wednesday night's protest action with the big government tax bill by Steve Paprnski However. Mr. PaprosW failed to actually rip in two pieces the huge 707-page bill which got ap- proval at ii.s report stage. Outside the Mouse, Alfred D. Hales issued a statement saying the finance department ar.d treasury board have saddled the taxpayer with another exorbitant cost by rent- ing office space and not occupy- ing it. Treasury board rented the top 11 floors of a new Ottawa office building and started paying rent as of last Dec. 1, Mr. Hales said. "To this point in time, the of- fice and storage space has been unoccupied, although treasury board says it will be moving staff in verv soon." Mr. Hales said the total cost of the unused storage space alone has been The Conservative MP, chair- man of the Commons public ac- counts corr.mitlee which checks into government spending, added: "It is incredible to me that these two departments that should be careful with public funds see fit to spend in such an outrageous fashion. These de- partments have left themselves wide open to criticism as well as investigation.'1 Unsafe cars on the road CALGARY (CP) A return to compulsory inspection of motor vehicles was urged here by Werner Wenzel, president of the Caluary Safety Council. A police survey of vehicles recently showed 2J) per cent of them unfit for winter driving and this is ample proof a mean- ingful system of checks is need- ed, ho said. ;i lot of really danger- ous cars are on the road. The police can't hope to enforce safety regulations we would need a police force two or three times the size of the one we have now to do it." A provincial system of vehi- cle checks was used for a short period but abandoned in 1970. Mr. Wenzel said it caught only urban vehicles and emphasized technical detail. A system, possibly involving I licensed service stations, that j would cover all vehicles was needed delegates at the annual minis- t c r i a 1 came "substantially close" to the Canadian position. The decision was to keep the matter "under continuing re- view." Sharp, in his statement to the conference, expressed concern over "deterioration in the world trade and monetary situation and the increased danger of trade polarization." He said he thought it appro- priate for the foreign ministers to "look at the implications that these economic issues have for the security and political objec- tives of the alliance." There was a role for NATO in urging member governments to "take the necessary collective measures to resolve the current economic difficulties." A matter of such individual and collective importance should not be allowed to he said. Sharp also said Canada favors the Communist-inspired confer- ence on European security, provided it is well-prepared and offers reasonable prospects of success. Multilateral discussions to- ward such a conference, he said, should follow only after a successful conclusion of all stages of East-West talks over the Berlin problem. "In Canada's he pllot' mlsslng on a n'ght from added, "the conference should PlompSOn' Man' t0 Wmmpeg' not be convened until it is clear Tllursday lV'lUlout suc- NEW SENATOR Guy Williams. 84, president of the Native Brotherhood of Bri- tish Columbia was named- to the Senate Thursday. Mr. Williams, shown in this No- vember, 1969 shot, is a mem- ber of the Kitimat Band and lias been president for J2 years of the brotherhood, one of the oldest Indian organiza- tions in Canada No trace of missing plane found WINNIPEG (CP) The search for a light plane and its that substantive preliminary j discussions have established j prospects for sue- reasonable cess. Cup of Milk fund donors La Presse owner will let paper die MONTREAL (CP) Paul Desmarais, owner of Montreal La Presse which suspended pub- lication Oct. 27, says a lockout by the newspaper of 350 produc- tion room employees in mid- July was a mistake. He also says he will let the French-language newspaper (lie outright an take a loss of million, rather than submit to "demands for control by a small group newsmen." Mr. Desmarais, 44, made his comments in a four-hour inter- view published today in The Ga- zette. Of the lockouts starting July 19 of pressmen, stereotypers, photoengravers an mailroom workers, he said: "By hindsight, it wasn't the right thing to do. "At that time T think we should have continued to negoti- ate with these guys. And if they wanted lo strike they could least it would have been a strike position, not a lockout position. DEMAND CONTROL "It will be a long, long time before we ever have another lockout." He also said a group of re- porters has made demands for control over the shape and coiv tpnt of the newspaper, adding "Nobody is going to control this damn paper. It's my paper. I fhr. responsibility before the law for its contents. If tlwy want control, let them start, fhe.jr own newspaper." In a statement Dec. 1, Mr. Desmarais had said that man- agement was "close to agree- ment'' with the locked out pro- duction-room employees, but a Grocery si ore owner seized ESSEN (AP) Police re- ported Iwlay that the owner of a Iwge West German grocery store chain kidnapped 13 days ago and a "very high" ransom Is being demanded for his release. Some reports put the amount at million, but this could not be confirmed. The victim is Thco AlbrccW, of Essen, whose family has been in contact with Uw kidnap- pers through, small minority of reporters "has asked for nothing less than effective control of the news- paper." The drawn-out dispute will) production workers led to an in- definite suspension of publica- tion Oct. 27. La Presse at the time was North America's larg- est French-language daily with a circulation of Management said the dispute involved "overlapping jurisdic- tions'' of the unions represent- ing the production employees. Union spokesmen accused La Presse of i-efusing to bargain in good faith and of trying to break their power. Anonymous, Lethbrldge J Anonymous..... Mrs. Dorothy M. Johnson, Claresholm........ Kaihy Overes, Coaldole Lothbricfge, Anonymous ___ Box 220, Bow island L. F-, Taber E. Unrjaro, Fernle Mrs. Mary Kovach, Hillcresl Loth. Anonymous....... Mrs. Valeria Ferguson, Taber J. Hewrcv.ynen, Lefh. V. Henderson, Lethorida? Mr. end Mrs. D. McCormack, Lefhbridce Mr. and Mrs. J. Dore, Miss Lillian Me Hair, Leth. The Tollostrup Children, Lethbridcje Lethbrldge Suson Galbrallh Unit, Lcfli. Maureen. Brian and Diane Horvalh John Harms, Coaldals Joe Comal, Lomond Mr. and Mrs. L. Thompson. Kipp Ancfce Thlbault, Taber Mrs. E. Spnrwcad Mary, Nick and Jurfe, Pinchor Crook Eric and Doris Slopford, Pinrher Creek Alfred McKay, Blalrmore St. John's A.C.W., Plncrter Creek Mr. and Mrs. George Foster, Lethbridge The Helen Dralfin Unit, Ssuihmlnster Church, Letn. Lillian Anderson, Leth. Dale Anderson, Lethbrfdge W. 6. Cranlcy, Lethbridge Lethbrldtje, Anonymous ___ Anonymous, Leihbridae and Ralph Ptlicn- maicr, Warner Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Mulcck and Barbara. Leth. The Rainbow Sunday School. Box 61, Monarch From One Who Cares, Leth. Mrs. Ma McDonald, Leth. Ada Rowc, Le-h. Mr. end Mrs. E. Van Oosten- brucjoe. Burden Southminster Jr. Girls Choir Picture Butte Jr. High School Elks Charity and Fun Festival, Uthbridge TOTAL.................I cess. Aircraft from Hie Canadian Forces, Rrarp and civilians, have covered nearly miles since the plane, piloted James MacDonald, 46, of Winnipeg was reported miss- ing Tuesday. Mr. MacDonnld lert Thomp- son for Winnipeg, by way of Grzrcd Rapids and hasn't been heard from since. A total of 16 aircraft nine '-W' from Canadian Forces, two from the RCMP and five civil- i.oo j expected to continue ;'co I searching today. 3.00 2.CJ 2.00 2.0C 3.00 Laing won't run VANCOUVER (CP) Public Works Minister Arthur Laing will not seek re-election, the president of the Vancouver South Liberal Association said Thursday night. Cecil S. Cosulich said Mr. Laing, 6H, made the announce- ment at the annual meeting of the association. Mr. Laing could not be reached for comment Thursday night. A federal election Is ex- pected in 1972. First elected to the House at Commons in 1949, Mr. Laing re- signed four years later to ac- cept leadership of the British Columbia Liberal party. He resigned the leadership in 1959 and was elected again to the federal House by Vancouver South voters in 1962. He was ap- pointed minister of natural re- sources in 1963 and minister of Indian affairs and northern de- velopment in 19GO. He took over the public works portfolio in I960. Border water dispute ends WINNIPEG (CP) Ca- nadian co chairman of a joint committee on Manitoba-North Dakota water problems says agreement has been reached that farmers no longer will take unilateral action in the border dispute. Bill Newton, chief of opera- tions for the Manitoba water resources division, said, "there will be no more arbitrary dik- ing. Any diking must be agreed upon by the joint international committee." Mr. Newton said the com- mittee's decisions were reach- ed through four meetings held since Ociober. The group has been trying to solve annual soring flooding problems along the international border. 10.00 in oo 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 20.03 50.00 20.00 10.00 JS.OO 35.00 K.OO 402.51 Weather and road report SUNHl.SE SATURDAY .SUNSET TOTAL TO DATE I.cthhriilgc ___ Phichcr Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff....... Calgary...... Cranbrook Victoria Penticlon..... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon j Rcgina...... j Winnipeg...... Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal..... St. John's Halifax Ciiarlottctown Fredcricton Chicago...... Prc .03 New York.......49 47 .01 Miami..........78 75 Los Angeles.....CO 45 Las Vegas.....45 23 73 Borne.......... 32 39 London..........52 46 Berlin 48 32 Amsterdam......45 39 Moscow.........28 25 Stockholm......32 28 Tokyo...........55 35 I FORECAST: Lcthbridgc Calgary Med- icine Hat Today: A few light snowflurries and drift- ing snow. Winds N15 occa- sionally gusty. Lows near five b e 1 o vi. Saturday: Mainly sunny and cold. Highs near zero. Cohimbia-Kootenay Today and Saturday: Cloudy with in- tcnnittent snow. Lows tonight 5-15 above. Highs today near 30. Highs Saturday 20-25. Please Me PHONE NUMBER Is MAN MOUNTAIN Jim Dean of Waldo, plays Santa Clous each Christmas for kids at parties held around North Florida. Because he 820 pounds, it takes the 11-foot belt he shows to one of his helpers to go around his 128 inch waistline. Before retired 16 years ago, wot known ai "Man Mountain wriilltr. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the bridge district are mainly Hear nnrl in good winter driving con- dition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to fievel- stoko, good winter driving eon- dition, oecasiona] slippery soc- lions. Highway 2, Calgary to Ed- monton, few slippery swttons, visibility limited due lo drifting snow and passing traffic. Banff liadium and Banff- .Insjicr highways are in good condition with occasional slip- pery sections. Snnw tires nr chains are required when veiling over the liogcrs and on all National Park ski- access roads. POUTS OF KNTKY (Opening find Closing Cotltls 21 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dol Monita 0 .m. to fi p.m.; Roosevillr-, li.C. 9 a.m. lo (i p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 1A hours; Porthill Ilykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Cliid Mountain closed. WUdborsc, A a.m. In 5 p.m. ;