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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Oocombur 21, 1970 THE IE1HBRIDGB HERALD IS V; RECOVERING Amos and Dorothy Huckleby, 15 and 22, stricken, a year ago by mercury poisoning, are making slow but steady progress in learning to walk and talk again. Amos is blind. Another daughter in the Ernest Huckleby family of Alamogordo, N. M. Ernestine, 10, still spends most of her time in a hospital bed. Amos and Dorothy expect lo spend Ihe Christmas holidays at home, on leave from the hospital May settle -MPs pay hike during Christmas recess By STEWAKT MacLEOU OTTAWA (CP) The ques- tion of whether members of Parliament receive a pay in- crease probably will be settled (luring the Christinas recess- by their constituents, As they left Ottawa for a three-week Christinas holiday, MPs were unanimously predict- ing that constituency reaction to the proposed pay increases would decide whether the Com- mons will go ahead with recom- mendations tliat would provide basic salaries of The recommendations were handed down last week by a three-man committee of outsi- ders. The committee suggested, among other things, that the present basic salary of plus a tax-free annual allowance of be replaced with a taxable salary of While tlu's would not provide a significant change in take-home pay, there would be other bene- fits for members in the form of housing allowances and expen- ses. An overwhelming majority of the 204 MPs favor the increases -many have run into severe financial problems in maintain- ing two homes and meeting (he unusual expense that goes with public office. But any hope they might have Proposal to name airport to honor de Gaulle fails QUEBEC (CP) A Quebec separatist proposal to name Montreal's new international airport in hunor of the late Gen. Charles de Gaulle was rejecled by the Quebec legis- lature. "De Gaulle did nothing for Canada and still less for Municipal Affairs Minister Maurice Tessier told the house. The assembly later gave third and final reading to a government bill amalgamat- ing 12 municipalities in the neighborhood of Ste. Scholas- lique, 16 miles northwest of Montreal, where the new in- ternational airport is being built. The combined munici- pality will be named Stc. Scholastique. Marcel Leger, Parli Quebe- cois member for Montreal fonlaine, had proposed that it be named Colombcy in honor of Hie late French president. Mr. Tessier opposed the mo- tion, saying the famous 1907 de Gaulle visit to Canada was followed by bombings and as- sassinations. "He may have served his own country the minis- ter said, "but he didn't do anything for this province." had that the increases would slip quietly through the Com- mons was shattered when such formidable political figures as John Diefeiibiikcr Albert) and Stanley Knowles North Centre) all come back here with a indicated their outright oppasi lion. The reaclion of Mr. Knowles ,omc Of these he said, was "one of horror." pointing lo one from an organi- An NDP member, reacting to Mr. Knowles' opposition, said, "not ever y o n e likes eating crackers and milk." Hut, in tile end, it's the con- to argue tin; case his j stiluents who will decide tho even though it was j issue by saying what they think. very bad reaction from our con- stituents, we can forget the whole thing for a while." Another Ml' said be was pre- a lew-salaried area. "Perhaps it's time f showed There have been other scat- tered voices of serv- ing Ic- draw attention to an issue which all MPs agree is delicate. There is little doubt that most MPs need additional money they acknowledge the difficult of voting for a hefty though it's more apparent tha a time when the com zation in IsLs riding that said it "would expect" a S500 donation from the Ml'. "I am fed tin with being over- drawn at two banks." The Christmas recess, while giving constituents an opportu- nity to express their views on the matter, will also allow some internal rancour to cool within Kail hearing try is under a heavy siege of j parties. op- unemployment. _ p position lo the increases has for rural MPs, whose constitu- ents would dearly like to live on the salaries their members now get. position The problem is more acute bl.ougM some' priv'ale cc-mments from fellow party members. It's okay for Mr. Diefenba- to talk." said one C'onserva- HECESS WILL TELL j jive. "He's never had to main- "The Christmas recess should I tain a large family and two tell the storv." said one MP. "If homes." is adjourned OTTAWA The Canadian Transport Comnu'ssion Friday adjourned its healings into au application by the Kootenav and Elk railway for permis- sion to build a line to link Spanvood. B.C.. with the Bur- lington Northern inc. mainline; in Montana. Submission of evi- dence by the applicants and the opposing C a n a dian Pacific i Railway was completed Friday and lawyers of both sides will return to present their argu- ments on the evidence Jan. 13, 1 B E HARDWARE I i is. i I a I I LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS AND SPECIAL CLEARANCES WHISTLE SLIDERS SPECIAL........... EACH MATCH BOX TOYS SPECIAL SACK BOX OF ASST'D TOYS SPECIAL........... EACH GUMBY, POKEY and ACCESSORIES 42' WESTCLOX NO CORD WALL CLOCKS Fully transistorized Operates up to I year on 1 flashlight baitery Reg. 39.95 NOW ONLY.......... 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