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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 14, 1974 United States border due to open to Canadian cattle Monday Monday is the day Canadian cattle will be allowed to move into the United States. When that number have entered, American quotas will stop cattle imports from Canada un- til Aug. 11, 1975. The only exceptions to the ban are registered purebred breeding cattle of the basic British breeds such as Aberdeen Angus and Hereford and dairy cattle. They can cross anytime. The ban covers all exotic breeds, feeders and slaughter cattle. That's how the situation stands now, according to William Hartley, an entry clerk with the U.S. Customs at Sweetgrass, Mont. Meanwhile, in Calgary, the secretary of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association Chris Mills, said he is optimistic that the U.S. will relax the ban early in 1975 under pressure from U.S. breeders. The quotas, imposed Nov. 16 and retroactive' to Aug. 12, lump breeding animals with animals for slaughter. The quota has been criticized by Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan. It is through Canada that U.S. cattlemen receive European breeds, such as Charolais, Simmental and Chianina, because the U.S. government allows cattle imports from Europe of only the basic British breeds A spokesman for the federal agriculture department at Ottawa said the problem had been discussed at a recent meeting in Washington and "we're not optimistic" that changes will be made. The restrictions do not apply to purebred animals. But the difficulty arises in cross-bred animals and those purebred animals that do not have a "herd book" on file with the U.S. agriculture department which traces ancestry of the animals back three generations. Before the quota was imposed, purebred breeding stock was allowed into the U.S. duty- free and Canadian breeders with crossbreeds circumvented the provisions by shipping their animals as slaughter cattle and paying duty of IVz cents a pound. J. R. Brewster, Canadian agriculture depart- ment veterinarian at Coutts, told The Herald in a telephone interview, the quotas are "ridiculously low" for cattle. The cattle are all that will be admitted across the continent, and border points will open simultaneously so geography will provide no ad- vantage. The Coutts Sweetgrass crossing will open at 10 a.m. for cattle, he said. Other quotas include: swine, 275 pounds of beef and veal and pounds of pork. Cattle crossing the border will have to have the U.S. agriculture department inspection before the customs service phones Washington for permission to admit them, he said. "They're making it as difficult as they possibly said Dr. Brewster. "This quota system is just one government against another, playing stupid he added. Canada imposed a slaughter cattle quota, he said, so the Americans imposed their quotas in retaliation. City Scene Residents want bus route moved Ten residents of 20th Street N. want a city bus route, which was moved to 20th Street from 19th Street this fall, taken off their street. The residents, who live between 5th and 6th Avenues N., signed a petition circulated by Helen Csurka of 532 20th St N., who says the vibration from the No. 5 bus route is a "continuous annoyance" to her husband who is recovering from an illness. Mrs Csurka plans to go to city council's meeting Monday to voice her complaint. Air conditioning supported Showers and air conditioning, cut from the senior citizens' high-rise as a cost saving measure should be put back in, says Aid. Tony Tobin. A resolution calling on city council to ask the Alberta Hous- ing Corporation to do just that will go to council's meeting Mon- day Principal appointed Tony Duckett has been appointed the new principal of the Assumption Elementary School in Lethbridge by the separate school board Mr Duckett, 48, succeeds Gerry Heck in the post Mr. Heck is going to Fort McMurray to take over as superintendent of the separate school system there Com-serv seeks funds The Lethbridge Com-serv project will request additional funding from the provincial government within a week Directors of Com-serv, an experimental program to integrate the mentally retard- CLAY BAKERS Revival of an age-old art. All dishes cooked in this pot taste deli- cious. Cook without fat m its own juice. PRICED FROM Recipe Book Call Chini 327-5767 ed with society, met a govern- ment official Friday to dis- cuss Com-serv's application for additional money to operate Sunrise Ranch in Coaldale. Com-serv faces a deficit in operations of the ranch, which the organization took over Sept. 1. from the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded. Com-serv Board Chairman Joyce Dunlop said today that Friday's meeting with M. L Arcand, department of health and social development, in- dicates provincial authorities have a sympathetic view of Comserv's financial problems SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Bride Thank You Matches (24 Hour Service It Necesaary) We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with each order' FREE CUSTOMER PARKING SNOW VEHICLE V-BELTS Specially Engineered for Snow Vehicles Special new materials and construction techniques are used to produce the new Gates Snow Vehicle variable speed belt It meets the most exacting requirements of snow vehicle transmissions and provides these out- standing benefits Low temperature flexibility Unlimited speed Smoother machine operation Extra long life AVAILABLE AT OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36th St. N. Phone 327-1571 or the Oliver Dealer nearest you Handicapped seek rights legislation A moveable feast A poached and decorated "butterfly" salmon hits the auction block Friday night during LCC's 10th an- nual food show as hundreds of hungry buyers vie for gastronomic delights prepared by the college's stu- dent chefs. No sales tally was available after the auc- tion. Attendance at the fair was down somewhat from previous years. Leaving accident scene nets fine By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer FORT MACLEOD A 34 year old Calgary man was convicted in District Court here Friday of failing to re- mam at the scene of an acci- dent which resulted in the death of a woman. James Holtz, was fined by Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte He was given until Feb. 17 to pay the fine. Mr Holtz was charged after Felicia Big Weasel, 19, of Brocket was found lying critically injured on Highway 3 about one mile west of here in the early morning hours of May 30. Court was told Thursday Mr. Holtz was arrested short- ly afterwards at a roadblock on Highway 3 about 25 miles west of the accident In sentencing the accused, Chief Judge Turcotte said he didn't think Mr. Holtz was responsible for the accident. He said the accused's actions "did not contribute" to the death of the woman. This is not a case where if the accused had stayed around he would have saved the woman's life, Chief Judge Turcotte said T J Walker, a Fort Macleod physician, told the court he examined Miss Big Weasel about 1 30 a m on May 30 She was suffering from mul- tiple fractures, including a fracture of the skull, brain damage and was in a severe state of shock The injuries resulted from a severe impact The girl's pulse was weak and she had almost no blood pressure. She was given medication and her blood pressure went up for a little while, Dr. Walker said However, she had a relapse and died about 5-30 a m Court was told an analysis of Miss Big Weasel's blood, taken at the hospital shortly after the accident, indicated she had a blood alcohol level of 26 per cent Dr Walker said a blood alcohol reading this high ELLIOTT And GLENDINNING, JARRETT CO. Announce the merger of their practices Under The Firm Name of JARRETT, GOOLD ELLIOTT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS P.O. Box 940 519 7th Street South Lethbridge, Alta. T1J 3Z8, 328-6691 VANCOUVER, KAMLOOPS, EDMONTON, CALGARY, LETHBRIDGE MONTREAL, TORONTO, ORILLIA would indicate a person would be in a state of "very gross in- toxication He testified there was a good chance Miss Big Weasel was standing in the middle of the road at the time she was hit because she had suicidal tendencies. Court was told Thursday just before Miss Big Weasel was found lying on the road a motorist had to swerve to miss a person walking in the middle of the highway Chief Judge Turcotte said the piece of evidence that was "most conclusive" and "most damaging" to Mr Holtz in- volved pieces of glass found in the vicinity of the accident that matched glass from Mr Holtz's bioken headlight. Vincent Gudmundson from the RCMP crime detection laboratory in Edmonton told the court that in much the same way a jigsaw puzzle is put together he matched glass found at the scene of the acci- dent with glass taken from the headlight of the car Mr. Holtz was driving. Patricia Alain also of the Edmonton RCMP laboratory, testified Thursday a sub- stance taken from the hood of Mr Holtz's car shortly after PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Phone 327-4121 the accident was human blood of an unknown type. "This particular car was in- volved in an accident injuring a Chief Judge Trucotte ruled. He said he had to find the accused had hit Miss Big Weasel "The girl was hit by the car directly in front of the driver and he said he did not see her I don't think I can find that." By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A provincial action group for the disabled will approach government in about three months with a proposal to include the handicapped in human rights legislation. Gerry Trechka, a spokesman in Lethbridge for the Alberta Committee of Ac- tion Groups for the Disabled, said this week the han- dicapped need protection from discrimination. The proposal will be presented in late February or early March to the organization's joint com- mittee of provincial cabinet ministers and handicapped. Opposition MLAs Gordon Taylor (SC Drumheller) and Grant Notley, NDP leader, also sit on the com- mittee Cabinet members on the committee are Health Minister Neil Crawford, Labor Minister Bert Hohol and Deputy Premier Hugh Homer. Mr. Trechka said the proposal will include documented cases from across the province where handicapped people have been discriminated against CELEBRATES 88th BIRTHDAY! FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. P. FOX. C-D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. 12 Pieces crisp fried chicken 4 Corn Fritters 4 Dinner French Frin or Potato Salad Sweet and Sour Sauce DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY 5 .75 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2297 LOTUS INN Across from the CPR Depot SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. We Service what we tall and guarantee what we service. Have our technicians get your car ready for winter now. SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. 6 Ave. Street S. Phone 32V-olvo 328-6S86 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdmrtzlWi. 222511 St. S. 328-4095 A change in the Individual Rights Protection Act, which the handicapped are promoting, would mean the handicapped could not be dis- criminated against regarding employment, access to public services or accommodation Some of the cases the organization has uncovered involve a handicapped person being turned down for a job interview after it was found he was disabled and han- dicapped employees receiving lower pay for the same job done by others Mr. Trechka said the Alberta Human Rights Com- mission cannot investigate these claims because the han- dicapped do not fall under the guidelines of the act Although the names of dis- abled persons will not be included in the brief to government the Lethbridge action group, Disabled on the Move, has had problems learning of discrimination cases "People seem reluctant to come forward with their Mr Trechka said "But we are definitely looking for more cases here MOVING? GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY, LLOYDS, PIONEER, NORESCO, and most other makes ol ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 Technicians to Serve You ANGLO STIR10 A PHOTO SERVICE DEPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 328-0575 CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES CHIKAADACHI Chika (Charlie) Adachi recently celebrated his 88th birthday He was bom in Japan in 1886 and m 1906 came to Canada, where he was employed in various occupations in eluding fishing farming and blacksmithmg He worked at a logg- ing camp on Vancouver Island prior to corning to Taber. where he was I employed at the Sugar Factory He was predeceased by his wife Akmo and a son, Kazuo Mr Adachi has five sons Kenji of Taber, Chuzo of New Westminster Hiroshi (Syd) of Lethbridge, Harry and Roy of Toron- to two daughters. Mrs T Motoike of Japan and Mrs Frank (Faith) Sato of Lethbridge. 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren He is an honorary member of the Official Board of the Japanese United Church He also enjoys painting and reading DR. OMAN S. SINGH M.D. F.R.C.S. (C) Eye Specialist wishes to announce the opening of her practice at 210-Professional Building 740-4th Ave. S. m association with Dr. Alan M. Dyer M.B., CH.B., F.R.C.S. (C) Telephone 328-7445 HOME-HELP SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS The City of Lethbridge is pleased to an- nounce that it has received funds and will be able to continue some of the kinds of services formerly offered by Con- cern to senior citizens in Lethbridge. These services will include: 1. MINOR HOME MAINTENANCE floors, walls, stoves, cupboards cleaning and replacing windows repair vacuuming 2. YARDWORK shovelling snow from walkways leaves fence mending general clean-up 3. REFERRALS ON OTHER SERVICES AVAIL ABLE IN LETHBRIDGE FOR HOME-HELP SERVICE Phone: 327-5725 ;