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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February THE LETHMIDQE HERALD 3 Islands drum up support OTTAWA (CP) New Democrat MP Max Saltsman brought a ray of sunshine to the dimly-lit halls of Parliament Hill Thursday, continuing his campaign for Canada to acquire the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean. Mr. Saltsman (Waterloo-Cam- bridge) was accompanied by a three- member delegation from the islands, all of them involved in the hotel industry. "Our mission here is mainly one of tourist admitted Liam Maquire, owner of one of the islands' eight small hotels. That, constitutionally, is all that he and Hubert James, another hotel owner, and Norman Saunders, a hotel accountant can do for the time being. The main obstacle is the fact that the islands, between 30 and 40 of them north of Haiti with a total of 170 square miles, are a British territory. So, until Britain agrees, the islanders can act only unofficially. "If the people express an said Mr. Saunders, chairman of the tourist board, "I don't think the British government would stand in the way." Only seven of the islands, sur- rounded by the coral reefs of the Caicos Bank, are inhabited. The total population is about persons, about 50 per cent of them younger than 20 and about 20 per cent older than 60. The remaining 30 per cent, mainstay of the labor force, are involved mainly in the tourism and lobster industries. At least another Turks and Caicos islanders have left, unable to find work, and now live in the Bahamas. Mr. Saltsman is convinced that the islands would be an asset to Canada, either as part of Nova Scotia or as a territory. "It may be that we'll Become a national laughed Mr. Maguire, who did most of the talking at a news conference. "Our main concern right now is to let you know we exist." Mr. Saltsman, who has formally proposed that a parliamentary committee investigate the possibility of the islands joining Canada, said union would be mutually beneficial. The islands, which desperately need a jet strip at the airport, would keep domestic dollars in this country's economy if they were a part of this country. Canadians spend vast amounts of money every year in other parts of the Caribbean in their search for mid- winter sun. "Our said Mr. Maguire, "is that everything's going over the top." The islands are on the main airline routes between Canada and South America but, because the paved airstrip is only feet long, big jets cannot land safely. An additional feet is needed. Another problem has been that the islands had no fresh water, but Mr. Maguire said hydrological surveys have shown deposits do exist beneath the group. ___________ would be he told a GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge...... -2 Pincher Creek -6 Medicine Hat -3 Edmonton...... -9 Grande Prairie. -15 Banff........... 11 Calgary......... -9 Victoria ........50 Penticton.......36 Prince George -2 Kamloops.......32 Vancouver......44 Saskatoon...... -14 Regina........ -13 Winnipeg...... -14 Toronto.........44 Ottawa.........45 FORECAST: Lethbridge 'Cloudy becoming sunny this afternoon, highs 5-10 above. Lows zero-10 below. Saturday, cloudy periods, highs near 20 above. Calgary, Medicine Hat Snowflurries this morning, sunny periods this afternoon, highs near zero. Lows 5-10 below. Saturday, cloudy periods, highs near 10 above. Columbia, Kootenay Today, periods of snow, ending in the Kootenays near noon and decreasing to snowflurries in the Columbia. Tonight and Saturday, cloudy with a few periods of snow. Highs both days 15 to 20 in the Columbia and 25 to 30 in the Kootenays. Overnight lows 5 to 10 in the Columbia and 10 to 20 in the Kootenays. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Warmer west and south with southwest winds today and Saturday continued cold northeast with scattered snow. Scattered showers mountains of southwest this afternoon and tonight. Highs today" and Saturday 30s west and south 5 to 15 northeast. Lows tonight 20s west and south 5 below to 5 above zero northeast. West of Continental Divide Occasional rain or snow today decreasing early tonight. Cloudy Saturday with few snow showers mountains. Highs both days 30. Lows tonight 20s. MILLER HAY MILL Livestock feeding nudv FAST EFFICIENT ECONOMICAL with thej MHtor Hay Mill P.T.O. Orhrwi to UM your farm tractor. AWIMDfv nww M GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTt HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE AMA ROAD REPORT at of 8 a.m. Feb. 1 Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, light cover of loose snow with heavy packed snow on the shoulders and some ground drifting. Highway 3, west. Fort Macleod to B.C. boundary, travel lanes mainly bare with packed snow on the shoulders and occasional icy sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Conlts, mainly bare with sections throughout Highway 5, Lethtridge to Cardstan and Water-ton, travel lanes mainly bare with occasional patches of packed Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton has a light snow cover with slippery sections and sections of packed snow. Highway 2, north. Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, travel lanes generally bare with sections of packed snow through the towns and occasional icy areas. Highway 2, south, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway. mainly bare with occasional icy areas. Highway 23, via Vulcan and High River, mostly bare with some icy areas. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, light cover of snow on road. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east. Calgary to Medicine jlat and Swift Current, compact snow on the road with drifting and poor visibility. Travel not recommended on this highway. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, west, Calgary to Banff, driving lanes are bare with slippery areas. Banff to three inches of new snow, continuing heavily. Golden to Revelstoke, 16 inches of new snow, continuing, plowing on slippery areas. Banff-Jasper Highway, one lane of travel, snowing. Pens of eatry: Times in Mountain Standard Time tAlber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Cootts open 24 boors; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to S p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 boors; Porthin-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Roosevine7a.ni. to H p.m. Logan Pass. (Caawb Cwwms town owvei we bom- carter Jn. wfeea Martm weat daylight tine.) Alberta man crushed to death COLFAX, Wash. (AP) An Alberta man was crushed to death yesterday when he was pinned against a loading dock by a truck with brake failure police reported. A spokesman said Clarence Frederick Barstad, 41, of Hinton, Alta., was helping to unload a smaller vehicle from the truck when the accident occurred. Barstad was an employee of the Imperial Oil Co. OFFER REJECTED MONTREAL (CP) About of garment workers affiliated with the Quebec Federation of Labor rejected the latest contract proposals by' the1 Quebec Garment Manufacturers' Association at a noisy meeting here this week. Lougheed opposes parley EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Peter Lougheed said Thursday he is not interested in another federal-provincial energy conference in March as proposed by Prime Minister Trudeau. Such a meeting "hardly news conference. "We will be heavily involved in other matters." Mr. Trudeau asked all 10 provincial premiers Wednesday to set aside March 14-15 for a second summit meeting on the divisive oil- pricing issue. Last week's energy conference resulted in postponement of action on oil prices, which must still be negotiated, until April 1. Failure to hold an energy conference before April 1 could mean that Alberta would negotiate its oil prices privately" with only Ottawa, not with all the other provincial premiers. Premier Lougheed he has communicated his feelings about the call for a new energy conference to the prime minister. He told the news conference last week's energy meeting could scarcely have come at a worse time for Alberta, strug- gling to draw up specific new energy policies of its own in response to legislation passed in December. "We still have oil royalties to said the premier who had just finished announcing a new system of natural gas royalties. "We have a (petroleum) marketing commission to get into operation." "We've got to concentrate on some of these things at home. We can have all the discussions we want but we've only got so many people and so much time." The premier said he might favor a conference of first ministers in June on national industrial strategy and regional development, but not strictly on energy. FIRST HIGH-RISE The'first high-rise building in the 14-storey apartment be built in Whitehorse this spring at an estimated cost of million. FIGURE SALON Mrs. Grace Somerville, former Instructor with My Life Studios is pleased to announce that she has purchased all of the equipment from that business and is opening a Figure Salon at 258 B 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on February 4th. 1974, with floor area of approxi- mately sq. ft Open hours a.m. to p.m. Monday through Friday. OPENING SPECIAL Monthly rate to all adults en- rolling on February 4th for one to six months is with new enrolments or renew- als thereafter being monthly. Students up to sixteen years of age monthly when enrolled on Monday, February 4th and monthly with new enrollments or renewals thereafter. MAS. GffiACE SOMEHVILLE PHONE NUMBERS fles. 328-4395 327-2151 CALENDAR OF THE ARTS Co-ordinated by the Allied Arts Council Con- tact Bowman Arts Centre, Weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Telephone 327-2813. CURRENT EVENTS Monday Concert: Symphony Chorus. Yates Centre. p.m. Wednesday Winston Churchill High School Folk Festival. Yates Centre. Feb. 7, 8 Drama: One Act Festival. Yates Centre. Feb. 8-28 Exhibit: Japanese kimonos. Bowman Gallery, 10 p.m. weekdays. Feb. 8-28 Exhibit: Japanese wood carvings, U of L Gallery, Monday-Friday 9 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9 Overture Concert: Three on Broadway, Yates Centre, p.m. Feb. 10 Sacred Concert: Airoe Campbell Singers, Scnthminster Church Sanctuary, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 LCC Winter Carnival, Yates Centre. Feb. 13 Student Recital: Lethbridge Registered Music Teachers. Feb. 1315 Musical: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Yates Centre. CONTINUING EVENTS To Feb. 6 Exhibit: Jim Smith wood engravings; Bernard Malaire pencil drawings; U of L Gallery, Monday-Friday 9 a.m p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Sir Alexander Gait Museum Monday-Friday p.m.; Sunday 24 p.m. CENTRE VILLAGE 16A and MARTENS FRIDAY and SATURDAY, FEB. 1 and 2 PrteM effective until closing Saturday, February 2nd. Reserve The Right To Limit Quantltlta Tablerite Canada brade A Steer Beef ROUND i Turkeys Swifts Premium Deep Basted Butter Ball-All Weights ............Ib. Bump Roast Oranges.. Csuliilower Mh39 Chase Sanborn Regular _ Vegetable Soup ion. oz. tin Purity Flour LB. BAG Miracle Whip Kraft 32fl.oz.jar Peaches TIB Vali FucyHalYis 14fl.iz.lii FresH from oir id-store fckery-Ctfltre Villafe IGA-Pfome 3270353 Date Squares 791 Hot Cross Arizona Sweet Navel ;