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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, December 20, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HEKALO 3 Dateline Alberta Oil firms 'threatening us' EDMONTON (CP) Threats of withdrawal by par- ticipants in the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oil sands project are "scare Gene Mitchell, executive secretary of the Alberta Federation of Labor said today. "For years the oil com- panies have made a lot of money in Alberta and now they are threatening the peo- ple and the he said. He said the provincial government has given in to the tactic by offering incen- tives for oil companies to stay in the province. Revegetation plans studied EDMONTON (CP) A study of methods to revegetate land in the Athabasca oils sands area shows that acres of dis- turbed land will be created an- nually if production goes ahead as planned, and that these areas can be seeded to grass without extensive work. The study, by G. L. Lesko of the Northern Forest Research Centre in Edmonton, said some preparation of tailing ponds used to collect residue from the oil extrac- tion process is needed before revegetation can oc- cur. Metis to get land titles EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government will probably give Metis families in northern Alberta title to the land they now live on if it can be justified on historical grounds, says Paul Conway, research director with the department of northern development. As many as families are squatters on land owned by the Crown and would be given title to between 10 and 25 acres of land each with the provision that they could not sell it, he said. Conservationist dies EDMONTON (CP) -Henry Stelfox, 91, an acclaimed conservationist who won Canada's highest conservation award in 1954, died here Thursday. Born in England, Mr. Stelfox joined the South African Mounted Police near the end of the Boer War before emigrating to the Bat- tle Lake district near Rimbey in 1906. UNITED MOTORS C0.1-TD. Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 38 25 Pmcher Creek... 38 24 Medicine Hat 42 17 Edmonton 41 7 Grande Prairie 31 3 Banff........... 29 22 Calgary......... 40 25 Victoria 50 44 Penticton....... 39 38 .06 Prince George 35 29 .10 Kamloops....... 34 31 Vancouver...... 45 42 .75 Saskatoon....... 22 7 Regina 16 9 Winnipeg....... 18 8 .07 Toronto......... 32 15 .24 Ottawa......... 30 25 .15 Montreal 31 20 .09 St. John's....... 34 29 .09 Halifax......... 36 .24 Charlottetown 29 18 Fredericton..... 32 10 Chicago 34 31 New York...... 38 34 Miami.......... 74 69 Los Angeles..... 70 51 Las Vegas...... 59 37 Phoenix 67 37 Rome.......... 50 36 FORECAST: Lethbridge region Mainly cloudy today with a few snowflurries in the foothills. Highs 40 to 45. Cloudy on Saturday with a few snowflurries. Lows 20 to 25. Highs 40 to 45. Calgary Medicine Hat Regions Mainly cloudy today. Highs near 40. Cloudy on Saturday with a few snowflurries. Lows 20 to 25. Highs near 40. Columbia regions Today, cloudy with occasional snow becoming a few snowflurries in the after- noon. Highs near 30 and lows tonight near 20. Saturday, cloudy with occasional snow. Highs in the lower 30s. MONTANA East of Continental Cloudy periods with scattered snows in the moun- tains Friday and Saturday. Increasing southwest winds along east slopes tonight and Saturday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20 to 30 ex- cept 10 to 20 northeast. West of Continental Divide Occasional periods of rain or snow today through Satur- day. Highs both days 30 to 40. Lows tonight 20s. Ci0e're hoping the holiday brings you many joys shared with loved ones. It has been a pleasure to serve you. Prom the and SUtf UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway S am to 6 p m Chief Mountain, closed: Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain i Alberta discouraging Peace homesteading EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government says it is not encouraging homesteading in the Peace River district, and that persons wanting to settle in that area are facing disappointment and hardship. The government Thursday clarified the status of land in the region following a Canadian Press story Dec. 16 about a party of 20 families from Kleinburg, Ont., who planned to make the journey by horse drawn wagons to settle in that northwestern Alberta area. Provincial Lands Minister Allan Warrack said in a press release the department is not encouraging homesteading because "only a limited amount of public land is available and priority will be given to es- tablished district fanners." The government said it has received about letters and phone calls concerning the land since the Kleinburg report was published. Dr. Warrack stressed that public lands "are not and are sold at prices at least equal to the market value of surrounding private land. An applicant for a homestead on Alberta public land must have lived in the province for at least one year in the three years immediately preceding the application, he said. Dr. Warrack also said there is a backlog of applications from eligible Alberta residents for the land. "it is vital that these people be given the Dr. Warrack said. "Otherwise, a great many innocent peo- pie are going to be exposed to needless hardship and disappointment." Gov't has million surplus 'Ottawa must decide on Cow Camp school' EDMONTON (CP) The federal government must decide if a United States out- door survival school in Southern Alberta has broken immigration rules, Neil Craw- ford, health and social development minister, said Thursday. In a letter to federal Im- migration Minister Robert Andras, the Alberta minister says "it is your simple duty to decide whether or not those United States citizens seeking educational assistance in Canada comply with the re- quirements of federal law.'.' The school at Wardlow, 115 miles east of Calgary, was es- tablished in June, 1973, by Academix Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. It opened with nine American students, all of whom had previously had troubles with society. In his letter, Mr. Crawford says Academix "has at- tempted to involve the Alberta department of health and social development in a public controversy with respect to obtaining provin- cial approval as a licensed facility under the Welfare Homes Act, notwithstanding the fact they had not received clearance for the admission of their students into Canada." EDMONTON (CP) Despite predictions of a deficit, the Alberta govern- ment recorded a surplus of million for 1973-74, Douglas Rogers, provincial auditor, reported Thursday. It was the first surplus since a surplus in 1969. Gordon Miniely, provincial treasurer, started out the 1973-74 fiscal year with a forecast of a deficit. The surplus is largely attributed to the sale of natural resources, Mr. Rogers said. Mr. Rogers said about 36 Edmonton still mulling '78 Games EDMONTON (CP) The city will continue to study proposals for Commonwealth Games facilities until the "critical" time for a decision arrives, Mayor William Hawrelak said at a news conference Thursday. The mayor was replying to a warning Wednesday from public affairs commissioner Alf Savage that the city will be in "position of withdrawal" if it delays much longer on decisions concerning games facilities. Mr. Hawrelak said he un- derstands that the latest time that construction of games facilities can be started is August, 1975, and said he is "not pessimistic at all" about facilities being ready by 1978. Supreme Court grants Alberta man divorce OTTAWA (CP) An Edmonton man whose wife called him Satan and who referred to the food he ate as garbage was awarded a divorce and given custody of his four children in an un- animous decision Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada. The judgment reversed a decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal which had given Esther Retzer a divorce on grounds of cruelty against Helmut Ludwig Retzer. Evidence was that the two lived together happily for 12 years. Mrs. Retzer then left the Lutheran Church to rejoin the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lawyers for the husband told the Supreme Court that the wife tried to convert the children and to encourage them to give up meat in accor- dance with her beliefs. The lawyers said she told the children that the husband was Satan and unclean because he did not join the Seventh Day Adventists. A trial judge originally awarded the husband a divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty and gave him custody of the four children. The Alberta Court of Appeal, without giving reasons, reversed that deci- sion and awarded the wife a divorce. 3 DAY SALE! TONIGHT, Friday and Saturday! Dec. 19 BIG BURGER SHAKE SALE! 0 only Big Burger packs a Ib. of beef into a jumbo toasted sesame seed bun, and you get our Regular Milk Shake with choice of flavors. Treat the whole family and save! T Dairti Queen brazier, vco UKE TO ACOPT A FAMILY, MR. JOST NORTH STORE ONLY 516 13th Street North Phono 327-485S per cent of total provincial revenues comes from petroleum and natural gas fees and the crude oil export tax of which the federal government rebated the province about million. Crude oil royalties produced million in revenue, an increase of million over Mr. Miniely's estimate for the year. The price oi crude oil and the royalty tax on oil com- panies both rose dramatically during the year. But for the first time since crude oil and natural gas brought prosperity to the province, a note of caution was included in the public ac- counts. Mr. Rogers said about million accrued from oil and natural gas; this, however, is an irreplaceable natural resource. "The resulting adverse effect upon the province's future financial position as the finite assets diminish together with related restrictions and uncertainties should be taken into account when using these financial statements for protection purposes or in con- sidering major ongoing deployment of surplus funds. The provincial auditor described this comment as his "red light of caution." "It occurred to me one night at home that as an auditor I have responsibility to draw the attention of readers of these financial statements to this current thought." Mr. Miniely said that in view of this, money's received from the sale of Alberta's non renewable resources should not be spent on current operations. It would be wrong for the province to build up a level of spending that could not be sustained when these resources are gone, he suggested. ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD NOTICE HOLIDAY STORE HOURS All stores will be closed Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th, 1974, as well as Wednesday, January 1st, 1975, and will re- open 2 hours later than usual on Thursday, January 2nd, 1975. All stores will close at p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 31st, 1974. This notice is inserted by the LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD as a public service announcement. Downtown 5th Street YOUR GIFT HEADQUARTERS for "The Man in your Life" FAIRFIELD TELEVISION APPLIANCE SALES LTD. PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE R7510 50% larger cooking capacity than any othei Sharp Microwave Oven Roasts a big "holiday size" 18 Ib turkey to per- fection And because microwave cooking is so fast, the time is specially graduated in minute and second seqments It' easier than ever to read. 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