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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE irtHBRIDGE HEKAID Thursday, December 17, 1970 Second rvaditigonfoitr passed omrnons pushes bills in pre-Christmas rush OTTAWA (CP) Frciich-Ca- nadians will have a better idea what they are buying and Eng- lish-Canadians will be able to round out their breakfast-table French courses under consumer product regulations given sec- ond reading in the Commons Wednesday. Members gave second reading to four government bills in a pre-Cliristnias rush, including one that will make it an offence after 1975 to sell most Canadian products and imports without bilingual labels. Today debate resumes on a bill to fix basic old-age pensions at a month and Increase j supplementary pensions. Other proposed measures given second reading Wednes- day and sent to committee were: bill to give the Dominion Bureau of Statistics access to tax returns and a new name- Statistics Canada; bill to allow the use of the metric system for legal mea- surement in Canada, which also would allow the federal govern- ment to set accuracy standards for measuring devices such as scales, automobile mileage indi- cators and parking metres; A bill to repeal the Leprosy Act provides for quarantine and the grounds that medical advancement has eradicated much of the leprosy problem and made treatment possible at regular hospitals. Two other bills were given third reading, and now need only royal assent to become law since they have been passed by Uie Senate. They were a bill extending the jurisdiction of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Co. to the year 2020 from 1892 and a bill to strengthen the Anti- dumping Act. ______ Speaking on the labelling and packaging bill, Consumer Af- fairs Minister Ron Basford said that over the next few years bilingual labels will progres- sively be required on all con- sumer products subject to fed- eral labelling rules, except those where "undue hardship" would be caused by the regula- tion. False labelling would become a general offence and would apply to pictures on packages or labels, with offenders subject to fines up to Opposition spokesmen disa- greed on the value of the DBS bill. Alfred D. Hales ton) opposed giving tlie agency Largest grain export sales predicted by new senator support of a Commons bill, later given second reading, giving the government power to introduce OTTAWA (CP) It looks as j them lo the Lakehead and sea though Canada is heading to- port destinations, ward the largest export grain j Senator McNamara spoke m sales in her history, Senator William McNamara toba) told the Senate Wednes- day in his maiden speech. Senator McNamara retired recently as chief commissioner of the Canadian wheat board, a job he had held for 12 years. But he said that after his ap- pointment Oct. 7 to the upper chamber, he returned unoffi- cially to the board to help since two commissioners were negoti- ating in China and there were "several olher irons ii. fire." He did not elaborate. The progress of the wheat board is an indication "that we ere going to meet our forecast of the largest grain export in Canada's history." It also indicated the largest deliveries into country elevators and the largest shipments from Cup of Milk fluid grows C5 Mrs. K. M. Dunn, E. J.r "several other irons m the I j. D. starie, Lethbridge Anonymous Lethbrldge, Johnny and Laurie Plerzchela, Hlllcrest Mines C. Pettlllion, Lethhrldg.i Girl, 10, dies from injuries CALGARY (CP) Kimber- ]y Mann, 10, of Calgary died in hospital from injuries she suf- fered after being hit by a car last Friday. She became the city's 35th traffic fatality this year, one short of the 1969 mark. E. Thompson, Lethbrldge Mr and Mrs. B. J. Evenson, Lethbridge Anonymous, Lethbrldge Anonymous, Lethbridge Anonymous, Lethbridge Anonymous, Lundbreck Mrs. Alice van Wyk, Beiievue Mr and Mrs. L. E. Anderson, Picture Butte Lelhbridge Herald Reader, Fernie Mr. and Mrs. Hans Skretting, Lethbridpe C. H. Gloer, Lethbridge J. M., Picture Butte..... Pets Schellenburg, Coaldale Elaine Rvbachuk, Natal Mr. Frank Kiassen, Coaldale............. Mike, Geoff and Doug, Lethbridge........... Mr. T. L. Jones, Lethbridge, Bernice Y. Scott, Lethbridge Anonymous, Lethbrldge "In Fort Mecleod Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McBeath, Lethbricige ronghorn Beef Club, 5 Ictt. 5.00 S.M 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.CO 5.50 9.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 .UK HALE f' OPTICAL ISM S COMPANY LTD 4 'SSH3JT Gary Martir, Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. 5. 327-7152 Mrs. J. Helnen, Picture Butte Dept. of Highways, Lethbrldga and District Mrs. lla McDonald, Lethbrldge D. M. Cullen, Lethfarldae Family, Tabar Mr. srttf Mrs. Charlie Machacek, Schulti, L'efhbrldge 50.00 Lakevlew School, Lethbridge 188.53 10.00 10.00 12.15 30.M 20.00 25.00 TptJi............... TOTAL TO DATS S '312.1 E S3.2700 a protein-grading system for wheat. It would also clarify and strengthen government author- ity over the railway movement E grain. The bill, to replace the exist- ing Canada Grain Act of 1930, renames the board of grain lommissicners as the Canadian 'rains commission and extends its licensing and regulatory powers to cover grain process- ing operations, such as feed mills. The senator said the bill would help Canada maintain its competitive position in the inter- national grain market. Although the Canada Gram Act had been "Western Canada's Magna Carta for grain h a n d 1 i n everyone in the grain trade had realized for years that it needed amending. Senator McNamara said It has become evident in the last few years that if Canada is going to provide buyers in many markets with what they want, protein content must be a factor in her grain grades. But he cautioned that in a year such as this with an antici- pated large grain movement "the institution of protein grad' ing could slow down our bulk operations and might tend to re- duce the volume we have." No one had yet officially de- termined what the new grades of wheat should be, how they would be named, or what their specifications would be. But pilot projects were under way, "New standards must also be ret so that producers, particu- larly those who produce the highest qualities of wheat, will be in a position to reap the ben- efits of sssch he said. Christmas Shopping at men's UJEflR long after the Ho, Ho, Ho's ore over he'll still lovo his gift from McGwire's. It's no surprise to us because we know we hove all the broncij men really preiur over oil others Tote our thirls ond ties for on example, you con hove fun selecting them from our wonderful volt seleitioni Open Till 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday Nights! People Going Places Shop men's UJEflR DOWNTOWN on HFTH STREET SOUTH ccess to corporate and per onal lax returns, even though icy are to be kept confidential. Max Bailsman oo) disagreed, and called for lore access to information on IX returns that he said was ceded by both researchers and Jie public at large. MPs, public servants such as caches and policemen, and ersons whose wages are nego- ated through collective bar- ain all make their earnings ublic, he said. Only the earn- ngs of a privileged few were ept sacred. Mr. Basford said the bill to make the metric system legal nd give the government power o regulate Ihe accuracy of Measuring devices is a needed i LOOKS FORWARD TO 1081h YEAR Charles Williams Is looking forward to Christ, be his birthday. Born Dec. 25, 1862, Williams makes h.. home w, h an adopted daughter and helps support himself by making qu.lts. He use, a cane to help him in getting around but has never needed glosses or a hearing aid.________________ Auto workers offered 15 per cent pay hike TORONTO (CP) A three- year agreement, with an imme- diate pay increase of almost 15 3er cent, seemed likely to end he General Motors of Canada Ltd. strike today. Ratification votes were to be held this morning in Ontario and at St. Theresa, Que. The decision of the striking members of the United 'Auto Workers union is expected to be available tonight. The new agreement, an- workers muzzled to hide facts Lougheed says CALGARY (CP) don Leader Peter Opposi- Lougheed says the social credit govern- ment is muzzling civil servants in an attempt to hide "embar- rassing facts." The government, in banning civil servants from speaking on PETER LOUGHEED Bennett dam issue the ecological effect? of W. A. C. Bennett Darn, the has The dam in northern British Columbia has been blamed for low water levels in the Peace River and the lack of the an- nual spring flood which soaks the marshy delta. Conservationists say wildlife where the river dumps into Lake Athabasca in northeast- ern Alberta have suffered as a result of the low water levels. Livestock best pay for farmer INNISFAIL- (CP) Alberta Farmers will have to depenc more on livestock for the ma- jor portion of their income, A g r i c u 1 hire Minister Henry Ruste said Wednesday night. Speaking at the official open- ing of a new Alberta Hereford Association Test Centre in this central Alberta town, he saic the lone-term prospects for bcof export are better than those of grain. Mr. Ruste said a recenl breakthrough was the shipment of fresh Alberta beef to Japan, Australia and the United States. tried to prevent exposure of in- formation that would be greet- ed "with considerable disfavor by the Progressive Conservative leader said. j Canada in the first nine Their serious mishand- he while ling of Alberta interests in Iik marketing realizcd failing the water j nliuion> richts of this province and a Canadian wheat Board has made substantial grain sales in the past few unfortunately inter nounced Wednesday afternoon by UAW and GM officials, wa almost assured of approval bj union officials. Otherwise, workers who hav lost an overage in wage during the strike that bega three months ago face a bleak Christmas. If the new contract Is ap proved GM will be back in pro duction Monday. Company and union spokes men refused to give details o the proposal until the ratifica tion meetings start, but source say the agreement calls for base rate in Canada of an hour for assemblers, the larges category of workers. MADE S3.59 Before the strike started Sept 15, GM workers in Canada an the United States were earnin an hour. The Canadian proposal doe not call for a five-cent cost-o living float on top of the bas rate and is therefore 13 to 1.., cents below parity with Ameri- can workers. They settled last month for S4.25 an hour plus a five-cent float. Canadian workers are to re- ceive base-rate parity in De- cember next year through in- creases to an hour in Sep- tember and an hour in De- cember. Rates in Canada and the United States will then be in- creased by three per cent in each of the second and third years of the contract. The Canadian union also got an agreement from the com- pany to pay cost-of-living in- creases at the rate of one cent an hour for every 0.4 increase in the Canadian cost-of-living index based on the value of a dollar in 1981. Genera) Motors wanted the Edmonton dr cadet tops class OTTAWA (CP) William -Joyu Kitchen, a 17 year old Edmonton air cadet, has been ated as top graduate at this ear's scholarship flying train- -ig program for Royal Cana- dian Air Cadets, it was an- nounced today. He scored an average of 10.09 n flying and written tests to op 306 other air cadets from cross Canada and win the CP Air award. The award entitles lira to a f r e e flight anywhere on CP Air's network. Since air cadet flying schol- irships were introduced in 946, more than cadets lave learned to fly under the irogram sponsored jointly by he Canadian Armed Forces ;nd the Air Cadet League ol Canada. companion to the packaging bill, which will force manufac- turers to put accurate measure- ments on consumer product containers. Gerald Baldwin River) criticized the "danger- ous trend" of the bill to give ministers wide powers to regu- late the country without refer- ring back to Parliament. Grace Maclnnis couver-Kingsway) said her party is in complete agreement with the bill's a just measure to the consumer contended that the coun- try should not "muddle along" with both the foot-pound and metric system. Mr. Basford agreed that met- ric measurements are superior to British standards of measure, such as the length of King Hen- ry's arm for a yard. But the British system would be retained as a legal standard as well. Mileage rates increased for snoivmobiles EDMONTON (CP) Hav- ing trouble getting more car expenses from the boss? Try a snowmobile. The Alberta lands and for- ests department announced yesterday it is increasing the rate for" employees who use their own snowmobiles on the job to 15 cents a mile from seven cents. Execute, pedlars TEHRAN, Iran (AP) convicted drug pedlars were ex- ecuted by firing squad Wednes- day, bringing to 63 the number of illicit narcotics dealers exe- cuted in Iran this year. Weather and road report O ABOVE 0 ZERO AT NOON SUNHISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lethbridge...... 2' Waterton....... Pinclier Creek 4 .19 Medicine Hat Edmonton....... Jasper Banff.......... Calgary Coronation..... Peace River..... Grande Praire Rocky Mtn. House Edson.......... Victoria Prince Rupert Penticton....... Prince George Kamioops 36 45 22 37 34 30 12 37 34 .03 Winnipeg 10 3 Kenora 13 7 Thunder Bay The Pas Dauphin Toronto Ottawa 30 19 -11 -23 4 -12 no 32 17 10 18 12 15 8 14 -2 13 -3 Vancouver.......45 37 1.31 Prince Albert 0 -15 North Battleford T -5 .05 Saskatoon....... 6 -6 .01 Swift Current 20 1 .27 Yorkton........ 5 -1 Moose Jaw......11 5 North Bay...... 15 12 Regina......... 10 5 Brandon........ 5 0 Montreal St. John's .121 Halifax...... Charlotletown Fredericton Chicago..... New York Miami...... Los Angeles San Francisco .18 Las Vegas .11 j Rome...... Paris.......- London......... 41 50 Berlin.......... 30 35 Amsterdam...... 37 44 Brussels........ 37 42 Madrid......... 31 -15 Moscow......... 5 Stockholm.......30 1'4 -15 38 35 38 33 78 71 58 52 53 44 66 50 41 55 31 41 .01 .31 .20 .04 .02 .29 Tokyo 40 52 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat- Today: Light snow. Friday: Colder. Clomly. Lows 10-15 below. Highs Friday near zero. dam without an agreement of compensa t i o n is becoming more apparent every day. "However, this embarrass- ment (Iocs not excuse their covering up the facts." A conference on the effects of the dam is scheduled for January, but organizers said it might ix; cancelled unless civil servants, who have much of the information on the Peace River delta, are allowed to national grain prices are pres- ently at a low level and the long-term prospect for grain is not encouraging." "More hopefully, though, the prospects for livestock and meat products are promising. Alberta farmers arc going to depend more and more on live- stock for the major source of fe-ir income." cost-of-living clause based on 0.6 increases in the old index, based on 1949 prices. GAVE CONCESSION But to get the 18 cents needed to reach parity by the end of 1971. the union had to give GM a concession which allows the company to recover up to 13 cents from cosl-of-living in- creases in the final two years. By (he end of the new con- tract. Canadian assemblers would be making an hour plus any cosl-of-iiving increase above 13 cents. The union also got Increases in the company pension plan and obtained a supplementary unemployment benefits agree- ment which one union official described as self." 'a victory in it- Thai'! Behlen widths. chl. At a Savings what you gel with Bahlen framelets ileel builcfingt, Curve! is economy king. Utility models in 38' to 68' Heavy duty model for grain storage li 40' itrolghtwcll gives more elbow with added strength 7Vi" cor- igatton. Utility model and grain ilorage model both in 39' and 52' widths. Town and Country has flat roof. Ideal for gar- ego, tool shop, milking parlor.. 3" corruga- tion, galvanized steel or plastic color ing. in soon for full inform- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway iETMbKiDGE rhone 327-3J63 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA The wheel paths are bare in nearly all areas in the Leth- brielge district. East and south of Lelhbridge the travel lanes are mostly hare with some snow on the shoulders. Highway 3, west Coleman area. Three inches of new snow, has been plowed and sanded where necessary. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff received 1 inch of new snow, very slippery. Banff to Golden new snow, plowed and sanded. Golden to few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Creston-Salmo Highway has G inches of new show, plowed and sanded. Motorists aro reminded that snow tires or chains are re- quired wires travelling in nny mountain area. I'ORTS OF ENTRY (Opening anil Closing Colitis 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to f> p.m.- Koosevilie, B.C. il a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc-, M hours; I'orthill-Iiykcrts 8 to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, B a.m. to 5 p.m. ;