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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight 30-35; high Wed. 40-45. The Lctlibridgc Herald UOHT ON TARGET 901 i975 VOL. LXVI No. 8 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1972 pfilCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 24 PAGES Northivestern transport plan set out By VICTOR HACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A comprehensive picture of present and future multi-million dollar transportation require- ments in the Canadian covering the next decade was set out in a special study entitled "North- west Transportation Plan made public Mon- day by Transport Minister Jean Marchand. Objective of the plan is to identify the key roles transportation system will play in the development of northern British Columbia, the Yukon and the North- west Territories in the 1570's and the 1380% a 600.000 sq. mile resource rich area. Use study is also expected to aid in toe formula- tion of specific plans for the region, described as on the "verge of a dramatic expansion of economic activity.'' One recommendation of the report calls for the fed- eral government proceeding with a reconstruction and paving program on the Alaska Highway between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson, to be completed over a five year period. Another key recommendation was that Ottawa pro- ceed. through its National Esrbors Board, with the in- itial development of both a forest products and bulk facility at Prince Rupert, if there are reasonable as- surances that export traffic originating in the area roll, in fact, move through the port when it is economicaUy advantageous to do so. Toe study showed that additional major transport investment will be necessary over the nszt 10 to 13 years by both public and private sectors to support aoj stimulate growth in areas which have already be- gi2i to dsrveko. Mr. Marchasd said: transport commitments wiS be essezpal is order to open up resource develop- ment and later to sustain growth in areas in tfae Can- adian Northwest where significant potential lies." The publication of the study foBorred recent meet- ings between Regional Expansion Minister Bon Jamie- Eos, Transport Minister Marchand. Urban Affairs Min- ister Eon Basford. EnviroEjsent Minister Jack Davis and Premier David Barrett and Resources Minister R. A. wmiams of British Columbia. Tee Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories gov- ernments have aJso been apprised of the plan. Other reeoffimeodsGoas advanced in tfce SortrrsFesi regional plan are thai: I Definitive agreements be coscladed with Brit- ish Columbia on a program of northern railway develop- ment. This plan would utilize the line already under construction to Dease Lake by the Pacific Great East- era now British Columbia Railway and., subject to reaahk-gs toe necessary understandings, would com- mence construction on a connection between that line and Canadian Prince Supen as soon as surveys car be 2 Tne extension of the rail north should be stop- ped at Dease Lake for a suitable period to allow min- eral exploration to concentrate in the area served by toe line aixi thus speed up economic develccsnect of this r 3 The setting of a final railway strategy for the Ytaccc aself awaits the coroplsion of an interdepart- mental study on this subject. Detailed work on the Mackenzie gnd detailed aerial of a highway route down fee Mackenzie Basin be proceeded with, and that the associated economic work on both, the waters-ay and the highway be carried forward. 5 The appropriate agendas within the ministry transport and ths department of Indian and north- em affairs pay particular attentiai to developments cccuring in the Northwest area so that additional air and road facilities related to social aodeconomic growth are provided as demand develops, 7 so far YOUTH ARSENAL Cnisf probation officer John GHIis tckes c !oc' Nov. II nzd a biood-alcohoi'- level which. EormaEy wouM render a person unconscious, a corooers jury told Monday. Tne was inquiring irrto the deauS of Barry Pinay. 13t of iledicine Eat. Loren Yar- ycky, 30, of Piegina and two Oriilia, Osi.. residents, Pwene St Ainand, 24. and Marguerite 3IHier, 22. A pathologist testified feat biood-alcobol content was enough normally to put a person near A person with a level of more that! .08 is considered iropaired- Tbe accident ocured on tbe Trans-Canada Highway near Medicine Eaz a car driv- en by Pinay collided with, a semi-trailer truck. Mr. Yarycky was a passenger ic a csr wide-1 struck the first two vehicles and Mr. St. Amsad and 3Css Duller were riding in a secosd- setai-trailer involved in tbe crash. Splash- back to From AP-REUTER HOUSTON" rCP; The last ApoBo. canie home today, end- ing vrith a splash in the South Pacinc seas tbe program that put 20ih Cenrory men oa the moon, Anisricaa astrocaats Eugene Harrison Schmitt acd Evais returned to earth at EST after earth Sten and heard About town T CX; Eiirsing stxident Linda Kennedy studying mus- cles fcr an upcoming exam- ination using live models in a local uub saiesman Mary Debets confessing -when she first case to Letbbridge from Manitoba she tried to charge sales tax to customers in hus- band Jake's shoe store. We're pleading for your help A helping handful Helping Hasdfid, IS72, is still growisg. Tfae campaign wifl soon he over. Letters and dona- tions are still coming. We may make our goal but our gratitude won't be any the less. Our gratitude will linger a long. long time. Today "the furyj stands at 82J'. The letters are stilj pour- ing in. It taxes about 3.000 let- ters to posh it up It speaks weil for southern AJbertarts ar.d our in Southeastern B.C. It shows the concern is there. Goodness IOWA-S, people in this part of the world have their own problems. We're not trying to make people feel guil- ty about the things they have end the starxJard of living here ir, good old southern Alberta. Most people work dam hard for what they have. And the generosity, not only for this appeal bat for a multi- tude of appeals, is always woa- derfuL We raised That's great! Let's keep it that way I Let's move some food to Korea, a country torn by floods, some of the worst floods in modem times. We're still still plead- ing for help, not for ourselves but fcr the little children in Korea. We must thank the Coalhurst students who sponsored a dance for tfae Helping Handful of barley for Korea fund. Thanks a million! Special thanks to the Spring Coulee United Church, closed as a regular preaching point for several years. Tne SurxJay school has carried on. Recently they conducted a service in the church, 9. special Christmas service, and the good people of barley for Korea of Spring Coulee sest the entire ofiericg to Helping Kacdful, LetbJridge Herald, Thanks, so much, Mrs. E. _E. Hohm, Sunday School superiE- ter-dent. fcr your kind letter and the wonderful gift. Do it today! Get it done- Kelp now! Your help is so badly needed by people who can't plead for themselves! Let's continue to be compas- sionate and caring. Send your contribution today to the Helping Handful of' Bar- Isy Fund, Lethbridge Herald. We've got to move it DOW. It's DOW or never I Let's join hands, from Bow Island to Cranbrook. B.C., snd with a giant sweep fill tha 24 with bar-ey. Two-and-one-half carloads of barley! What a won- derful gift from Canadians to hungry Korean children. (Tor list of contributors see Page 21) pleting the last. longest aisd most sciectiScally-prodlictiTe of Apollo lunar ezpioraricns. Helicopters from the recovery carrier Ticooderoga quic-dy hovered orer the Apollo 17 craft NaT.y frogmsi leaped Into tbe water to assist the astro- nauts into a life raft. Toe seas 4GO TTiHes southeast of Samoa were gentle; the weaiher per- fect. Tbe spacemen were to be plucked from the raft aad taken to a red-carpet, brass-bat wel- come 02 the TicoQceroga. Apollo 17 is tbe final Sight in a S25-biIHoa program created to boost American prestige aad scientific exploration. Tbe pro- gram ez-ds three years, five months after first piEting mar. on ibe soon. Aboard the command ship America is a record cargo of nioon samples, more thgr; S.OiX) pictures taken cs the moon and about two milss of ffirq taken from mcssi crbir. Also en. board are sampiss cf en orange cast scieptiEts say may revo- lutionize thinking about lunar evolution. Only minor problems troubled the mission's last phases before splashdotm. A big pair of scissors, lest in tbe spacecraft a fev? days ago, could not be found and" Evans' he uses to com- "with ground was iauisy. The astrooauts searched Mon- day where it was thought tfae scissors might have floated, but without success. Mission Con- trol conciuded that they were cct in any dangerous place above the astronauts' beads. Deceleration upon re-entry could have made the scissors to tbe astronauts. Evans' headset bad bro- ken wires when be took it apart Monday and ground control ad- vised him to try to tape it up. Fatally hurt V at saw niilJ FOX CREEK (CP) Ralph Nadeau. 29, of Edmonton was fatally injured in a saw-mill ac- cident 23 miles northeast of here. RCMP said Mr. Nadeau ap- parently was struck by a tree while topping trees at tho Mosia-.dch saw Fox Creek is 135 miles north- west of Edmonton. Mailmen told turn down deal Locals unions wait Hepresentaiives of both post- al unions in Leihbricge said they are waiting until they re- ceive details of the conciliation report likely Wednesday before making asy comment. "We'd call a meeting Wed- nesday night and decide what to co." said Jack Credico, pres- ident of the Lethbridge local of the Letter Carriers Union of Canada. Whether the LCUC and the lo- cal here of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers would bold a joint meeting would be decided when fee report is received, Ron Morgan., president of ths CUPW, said, There are 195 workers in the Lethbridge post office 90 regular employees and 105 Christmas helpers who "Kin be laid off Friday. Eighty of the 90 regular employees are mem- bers of the two unions. Meanwhile at Calgary, postal workers will likely accept the conciliation board recommeada- tions on their contract dispute with the federal government, local union president Alex Clark said Monday. An Edmonton spokesman said he would no: comment until he had studied the report Truman kidneys stop working KANSAS CITY Harry Truman's kidneys virtually have stepped working and his weakened heart remained er- ratic today. He was sSQ. in serious OTTAWA (CP) Postal workers are being urged by their national leaders to reject proposals of a conciliation re- port, despite a fcr acceptance by the union nominee on tbe board that pre- pared the study. Union nominee WDHani Walsh and the chairman of the three- rasa board, Owes Shirne. signed a majority report which recom- mended an increase in wages to the 23.000 members of tbe Coun- cil cf Postal Unions of about 65 cents an hour, spread over a contract ending Dec. 3L 1974, The report, along with a dis- serting opinion by government nominee Bruce Stewart, was made public Monday. National union leaders said Monday they were recommaad- ing that the workers turn down the report. were expected to make a public statement to- day. LOCALS MIXED Local union reaction to the recommendations was noized, Montreal leaders opposed ac- ceptance of the recommenda- tions, and Guy Morisette, local letter carrier president, calling the report stupid, ilarcel Perreault, leader of the Montreal postal clerks local, said the union negotiators had unsatisfactory and must be replaced. Fern Lschance, business agent of the Cfeawa postal workers, said his members would go on strike if it could be p-cved such action would be in tbe best interests of the work- ers. "However, we are not going to be stampeded by asy strike- happy union polisciaas into re- something before we ;-w what it he added. Although semi-cojjscious. fee former president was alert enough Monday to utier a few be was in so pairs asd his condinoa has sot changed 21 several days. EoSsad, Oaawa letter earners' president, said taere would not be a vote unal toe whole membership knew was in the report. Mr. Holland also said be would like to know vhy Mr. Wa-sii had recomaienGed ac- ceptance. HOLIDAY STEIKE OUT A postal strike before Christ- mas is not likely as the report will have to be primed, circu- lated sad examined by the workers before a strike vote can be held. The union will be is a legal position to walk out Thursday. Neither party has to accept the reccorLrseodaUocs listed in tbe report. Postmaster-Genera! Andre Ouellet said only that as some details still were being nego- tiated, it would be inappro- priate for him to comment on tbe report. Among recommeodaiions in the majo'dty repor. are: pay of S400 dat- back to expiration of tie old contract: by the post office that no lay-offs of postal workers will occur: to pnxect wages of full-onae workers affected "by job changes caused by autoaa- tion: of a joint tm- i c n-masagemeat re-mmirtee with an independent ad'.iser to discuss matters such as teeh- noJogica] change, job descrip- tions and classiUcaiions and wage levels of new jobs: conimittin? both parties to sosp walkouts and lockouts during tbe tenn of con- tracts. JAN. 3 VOTE SET OTTAWA (CP) PorLal workers win vote Jan. 3 on con- tract rsconmaendscons of a conciliation board set up to settle their dispute with the post office, leaders of the Council of Postal Unions (CPU) said Tues- day. The announcement follows a majority recommendation Mon- day by the ID-member union negotiating committee to reject ccndiiaiion board suggestions ths: would have given postal workers pay increases of 63 cents an hour over a contract ending Dec. Jim McCali and Eager De- carie, co-chairmen of the CPU. said in a news release that re- sults of the vote to be conducted among 23.000 union members across Canada would be re- ported in Ottawa Jan. 4. The negotiating team voted 6- 4 to reject the conciliation re- p o r t recommendations on grounds that the wages oSered were not enough for the of the coniract. U.S. air raids attempt to force Hanoi to knees From AP-REtTER SAIGON (CP) Hundreds of U.S. planes incbding B-52 bombers poundea the Eanoi- Eaipiicnf regioEi of North Viet- nam with the heaviest raids of the war Monday night and again today, U.S. officials said, The North Vietnamese gov- ernment said President Nixon's' attempt to bomb it into submis- sion would not force it to accept its peace terms. Hanoi radio said U.S. war- ships joined the attack on North Vietnam's main Haiphong- Kscoi area, Hanoi said sis .American planes were shot down, in- cluding three B-52s and a num- ber of American pilots were captured. It charged that nearly 300 civilians were killed in at- tacks o-n Hanoi and its suburbs, and hundreds cf homes de- stroyed. HEAVIEST SINCE APRIL It was tbe heaviest loss in a single day for the U.S. since re- sumption of bombing of the North last April The magnitude of the attack with which the United States re- sumed the air war north of the 20ih Parallel was underscored by indications that more than 103 B-52s were in ths raids. Scores of smaller fSgMer- bombers from half a dozen bases in Thailand and several 7th Fleet carriers in the Tonkin Gulf also took part, U.S. offi- cials reported. CITY SHELLED Hanoi radio said American warships in the Guif of Tonkin sailed close to the North Viet- namese coast and fired missiles into Haiphong and islands ring- ing the port A broadcast monitored in Sai- gon said one bomb Mt a crowded movie theatre in Hanoi's Eai Eia Trung Street, killing nine persons and wound- ing another 60. A U.S. military spokesman said it was the first time B-52 cad bombed Hanoi, The renewed Americas air of- fensive on the North started on Sunday, the day_after U.S. pres- idential envoy Henry Kissinger said in Washington that months of negotiations for peace with the North Vietnamese in Paris had reached deadlock, As the bombing continued, President Nixon's special en- voy. Gen. Alexander Eaig. con- ferred with South Vietnamese Presiisnt ICguyen Van Thieu on the deadlock in the peace nego- tiations. Eaig arrived in Saigon today en the first leg of a tour of four Southeast Asian countries. He than flew to Phnom. Penh to brief Cambodian leaders. Slops in Lacs and Thailand were on ibe agenda for Wednesday. Kaig is scheduled to return to Washington Tnursday. Gty council takes action to expropriate property City council has decided to expropriate land in the down- town redevelopment area from Central Alberta Dairy Pool if an agreement on the land's val- ue cannot be reached by Dec. 29. Council Monday night gave city solicitor John Hammond the green light to proceed with the expropriation under terms set out in t h e redevelopment scheme. City council has offered S80.- 000 for the land, at 411 4th St. S., as well as the building and the cost of moving equipment. Mayor Andy Anderson told The Herald to-day that the CADP's price of was out of line." He said there is still time for the two parties to reacn an agreement befo-e Deo. 29. "Af- ter that, we will go he said. Purchase of the prcpsrry is a major in clearing ths way for the development cf a com- mercial centre by Woodward Stores Ltd, and government of- fices, In a telephone biervisw, Dairy Pool general manager Marshall in Red Deer told The He-aid the council decision was "T.ews" to him ard with- held comments "uniij we have a chance to talk to the City of Lethbridge." said he would be calling the city today and bring up this matter at a board meeting scheduled for today and Vi'ed- ;