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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ~ Thursdoy, February 1, 1973 Electricians pay hiked CALGARY (CP) - A contract granting city - employed electricians a 23.7-per-cent salary increase over the next two years was approved Wednesday by city council. Plan referendum MONTREAL (CP) - A local citizens' group plans to hold a poor people's referendum to fight the 1976 Olympic Games. Jurgcn Dankwort, organizer ot the referendum, said he hoped there will be a city-wide meeting of prsons opposed to The settlement gives the employees an average hourly salary of S7.0o spread over the two-year period compared with $5.70 an hour under the old contract. | the game, and the group plans a deluge of protest mail to the Internationa] Olympic Committee in Switzerland. Organizers said they will fight the games to "conserve Montreal's tax dollars for higher priorities". Border closing criticized OTTAWA (CP) - The external affairs department has criticized white-ruled Rhodesia for ''an unnecessary provoca-. tion" in closing its border with ' Zambia and has offered to help Zambia overcome the economic strain caused by the closure. A department spokesman said Wednesday that the Rhodesian action "will do nothing to resolve the essential problem" of its relations with nearby black states. Mugging victim dies EDMONTON (CP) - A 78-year-old man who died after being mugged in a downtown tavern Tuesday died of natural causes, it was decided at an autopsy Wednesday. Police said the autopsy show- ed that Clarence Inkpen, who had been on a one-hour pass from the Glenrose Hospital when the incident occurred, "showed no indication of any violence to his person -- no bruises or marks." New grain hopper ears travel in west limited Canada represented WASHINGTON" (CP) - A group of Canadian legislators and businessmen, some with their wives, will be among 100 national delegations gather i n g with President and Mrs. Nixon today for the 20th annual president's National Prayer Break- Juvenile arrested WINNIPEG (CP) - Police arrested a 15-year-old juvenile Wednesday night following reports that four armed men were inside the downtown Hudson's Bay Co. department store. The reports later proved to be false. A police spokesman said the fast in the Washington Hilton Hotel. Leading the Canadian contingent is Stanley Haidasz of Toronto, minister of state without portfolio in the federal government. 90-minute drama began about 7:30 Wednesday night when a store watchman came across the juvenile armed with a pellet gun. The juvenile pointed the weapon, at the watchman and said three other men, also armed, were in the store. The watchman fled and telephoned police. Easy ride r Karen Wickware, 12, catches up on the news while she delivers papers over her eight-mile route in B.C.'s Lower Fraser Valley. Her horse, Two Spot, ponders the world while plodding. anguage controversy Naval reserve 50 years old HALIFAX (CP) - A cake was cut and a new peacetime role was outlined here Wednesday at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Canadian naval reserve. Bear Admiral R. W. Timbrell, commander of Maritime Command, paid tribute to the 3,000-man reserve force established Jan. 31, 1923. Admiral Timbrell said the reservists would continue to receive training for a naval role in the event of an emergency, but the reserve units in 16 centres across the country soon would concentrate on such peacetime tasks as assisting Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Hull, Que-Pierre Lafontaine, 56, mayor of Gatineau Point, Que., after a long illness. Sharon, Con.-Charles E. Huntting, 77, former assistant and supporting anti-polution programs, fisheries patrols, search and rescue, diving, research projects and aid to civil authorities. He said the five-year program involves development of a maritime reserve as part of a general purpose maritime force. Reservists would man smaller warships up to the size of coastal minesweepers. Reserve units are located in St. John's, Nfld., Halifax, Saint John, N.B., Montreal, Quebec City Kingston Ont. Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, chief commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board. New York-Richard M. Crooks, 67, former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, of a heart attack. r TONIGHT thru SATURDAY "TAROT" AT THE 733- 13th ST. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY! By JEAN-GUV CARRIER OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's linguistic ombudsman has made his annual assessment of the bilingualism controversy and pins much of the blame for backwardness and backlash on the government. Appointed commissioner of official languages two years ago, Keith Spicer enforces equitable implementation and observance within the public service of the Official Languages Act. His second annual report, presented to Parliament Wednesday, had the ring of a warning. Though not within his jurisdiction, Mr. Spicer dwelt on teaching second-language skills in Canada, and called it "a country - wide catastrophe." Funds given the provinces to help pay for language training, to reach $300 million by 1974, have not produced the desired result, the report says, and Mr. Spicer has received many complaints about misuse of such funds by the provinces. Found hanged SELKIRK, Man. (CP) - Jean Joseph Charles d'Auteuil, 22, found not guilty by reason of insanity of capital murder in the shooting death of an RCMP constable in September 1971, was found dead Wednesday. RCMP said d'Auteuil was found by a doctor in a patients' washroom of the Selkirk Hospital for Mental Diseases, hanging from a door hook with a belt around his neck, Foul play is not suspected. D'Auteuil had been charged in the death of Constable Harold Stanley Seigel, who was killed Sept. 6, 1971, when he and about 30 other policemen were called to investigate a shoot-out at the home of d'Auteuil's parents in the southern Manitoba village of He des Chenes. To help improve language-teaching programs Mr. Spicer suggests formation of a "linguistic volunteer corps" of students to act as native-speaking assistants to language teachers, an idea used successfully in West Germany and France. The federal government is considering a pilot program of rmer marks 91st ay QUEBEC (CP) - Former prime minister Louis St. Laurent celebrates liis 91st birthday quietly today at his home here with his daughter, Madeleine. No special festivities were planned. Mr. St. Laurent, Liberal prime minister from 1948 to 1957, passes some of his time reading newspapers. Because of his state of health and what he calls "little complaints," the former prime minister cannot move around without the aid of a therapeutic walker and he has not been active socially for many years. He retired from politics in 1937 with the defeat of the Liberals by the Progressive Conservatives led by John Die-fenbaker. 200 such volunteers who would receive about S3,500 a year each, the report says. The fears and backlash raised by bilingualism policy were largely due to poor communication of government intentions, the report said. "I am convinced that if bilingualism remains controversial in some quarters it is precisely because too many public officials, in spite of some honest efforts, have not fully met their responsibilities to explain." He urged top administrators to become "mobile mandarins," willing to travel and explain policy to public servants across the country. OTTAWA (CP) - Two thousand big grain-carrying hopper cars purchased last year by the government for $48 million can travel on only half the railway tracks in Western Canada, the Commons estimates committee was told Wednesday. W. E. Jarvis, co-ordinator of the industry departments Death penalty urged OTTAWA (CP) - 'Let us close the book of life for the transgressor quickly, cleanly and finally," said Ian Arrol (PC-York East) Wednesday. Using some of the most dramatic language so far in the Commons capital punishment debate, he called for a return of the death penalty-not necessarily hanging, if people object to that mode of execution. The teacher MP urged an end to what be termed twisted social values that give the criminal the break. He was one of 10 speakers Wednesday in the debate on a government bill to extend the partial ban tin capital punishment for another five years. The debate was suspended until Monday and today the Commons will turn to Vietnam. The government will submit a motion seeking approval of its decision to send Canadian observers to Vietnam on an interim basis. Since Friday there have been 35 speakers, 21 for abolition of capital punishment and 14 for retention. There have been some qualifications. It is expected there will be a free vote next week, perhaps Monday, on the bill that would suspend hanging for all killers except those of policemen and prison guards. Canadian jailed in Morocco CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) - Francine Kathleen Mullin, 22, of White Rock, B.C., was sentenced to seven months in prison and fined $888 Wednesday after conviction on charges of transporting hashish. Miss Mullin was arrested at the Casablanca airport last month after police said they found 44 tablets of a hashish concentrate hidden in her underwear. She had planed to take a plane to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Oil found MEW YORK (AP) - Phillips Petroleum Co. said here a "significant oil field" had been discovered in a new area of Nigeria's Niger River delta. Phillips said a well in the | field had tested about 10,000 barrels of oil a day from three | zones. CHAMPLIN PETROLEUM COMPANY REQUIRES A BATTERY OPERATOR The successful applicant will perform oil well pumping services mainly in the Drayton Valley area. Minimum one year experience. This position offers full company benefits plus an attractive salary. Application forms may be obtained from 400, 639 5th Ave. S.W., Calgary Alberta T2P OM9 or phono 263-7070 ........... r*ti�tt�t<�ft ttomm 0.1 Mixed weather hag Precipitation and temperatures will vary widely over Canada in the next 30 days according to the U.S. Weather Bureau, Precipitation will range from above normal tn coastal regions while inlerior areas will be below normal. Temperalures will be above normal in west and below normal in eastern Canada. This is not a specific forecast and change* may occur. grains group, said that "something less than half the tracks can carry the cars once they are full of grain. The other half cannot take the weight of a full car." He assured the committee, however, that CN and CP Rail can use other grain-carrying cars to move grain from places where the new care cannot b& used. Alf Gleave (NDP-Saskatoon-Biggar) raised the issue during consideration of purchase of the cars. Despite criticism of the purchase by all parties in the committee, the $48-million expenditure was approved after 29 minutes of consideration. QUESTIONS PURCHASE At one point, Paul Langlois (L-Chicoutimi) asked whether the Literal government "did the right thing" in buying the cars. "Nobody seems happy with the things. Maybe we can cancel them." He was informed that about half the 2,000 cars were already in service. The cars were ordered early last year to help cope with grain shipments to Vancouver following a severe winter that h i n t e r e d rail movements through the Rocky Mountains. CNR and CP Rail each are to receive about 1,000 cars each. But Mr. Jarvis revealed that a number of the conditions attached by the government in supplying the cars to the railways have yet to be resolved. An 'interim agreement' had been reached, but the question of who will pay depreciation and maintenance costs has yet to be worked out. "In other words," said Mr. Gleave, "CN and CP are using the stock for free." "The obligation has not been determined yet," replied Mr. Jarvis. Paper claims IRA organizer raising funds TORONTO (CP) - The Globe and Mail says the Irish Republican Army has had a full-time organizer in Canada since last October laying the base for a major propaganda and fund-raising campaign. The newspaper identifies the organizer as Sean Keane, 23, and says he "will probably leave in late February and return to New York." The newspaper quotes Mr. Keane as saying the IRA has opened an account at a Toronto bank to transfer funds to its North American headquarters in New York or directly to Dublin. Mr. Keane refused to identify the bank or say how much money was raised and sent to Ireland. The newspaper quotes Mr. Keane as saying the money is being used exclusively for relief work, to support Ore families of IRA members being held in detention camps. He said he was positive the money was not being used to buy weapons. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRE5EN JSjJTHC �'� Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:03 SUNSET 5:28 Lcthbridge ____ Pincber Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... Grande Prairie . Banff...........33 Calgary .........44 Victoria .........46 Penticton........39 Prince George ... ,39 Kamloops........36 Vancouver ....... 46 Saskatoon...... ..20 Regina..........28 Winnipeg........27 Toronto......... 12 Ottawa.......... -8 -15 Montreal......... -7 -16 St. John's........28 15 Halifax..........28 -7 Charlottetown .... 16 -11 Fredericton ...... 1-21 Chicago......... 41 39 New York.......26 16 Miami........... 74 68 Los Angeles ...... 68 50 Las Vegas....... 49 42 Phoenix.......... 65 37 Honolulu.........81 70 Rome........... 50 46 Paris........... 45 34 London.......... 50 43 Berlin........... 39 34 Amsterdam .......41 32 L Pre 32 .. 31 .. 20 .. 9 .. 16 .. 17 .. 24 .. 37 .. 32 .. 23 .. 24 .. 40 .. 6 .. 7 .. 16 .. 5 .08 Moscow.......... 35 35 .� Stockholm....... 37 32 Tokyo........... 59 34 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge-Medicine Hat - Sunny today clouding over Ibis evening. Winds W 15 gust-ing to 40 near the Foothills. Highs '10-45. Lows 20-25. Cloudy Friday. Highs near 40, Calgary - Sunny today, clouding over this evening. Highs 35 to 40. Brisk west winds iicar the Foothills. Lows 10-20. Mainly cloudy Friday. Highs near 35. Columbia Kootenay - Today, Cloudy. Occasional snow in the Columbia area spreading to tha Kootenays hy evening. Falls generally under 3 inches. Highs today mid-305. Lows tonight 20 to 25. Friday: Cloudy. Snow casing off in the morning to a few Hurries. Highs Friday 30 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy through Friday. Highs both days 40s except 30s western valleys. Lows tonight 15 to 25 except 25 to 30 east slopes Rockies. West of Continental Divide - Cloudy through Friday with widely scattered snow showers mostly mountains tonight and Friday. Highs 30s. Lows 15 to 25. Renn-Cupit 1 CAPACITY S5ZES AVAILABLE FOR HERDS FROM - THE SMALLEST v TO THE LARGEST! \ u Distributed by Courts Highway Generd fmm Supplies Phone 328-U41 lethbridge OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AiUA All highways in Lelhbridge and district are in good winter driving condition. Highway 2, north to Edmonton, Highway 3, west to the B.C. Border and Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat are all bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is also in good driving condition. Banf - Revelstoke has been plowed and sanded and is in good condition with occasional slippery sections. Banf-Radium and Banff - Jasper highways have also been plowed and sanded, and is mostly bare and dry with some slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory in all national parks and on ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Times): Coiitts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to (i p.m.; Dei Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooscvdle, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgntc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain dosed; Wiidhorse, 8 a.m. to S p.m. ;