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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THI liTHMIOGf KRAID hbnwry 3. Park highway traffic slowed BANFF, Alia. (CP) Oneway traffic was restored iooal parks department crews the highway at rr d vehicles were being allowed irough in alternating sections one hour each way at 2 a.m. itill were working early today to an attempt to restore two- way traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway a few miles west of the Alberta-British Columbia border. The highway and adjacent Ca- nadian Pacific Railway main line through the Rocky Moun- tains were blocked when parks officials set off an avalanche in Yoho National Park Monday afternoon with explosives dropped from a helicopter. A 12-pound explosives pack sent hundreds of tons of snow cascading down from a slope after it was feared "the slight- est vibration torn track" on the highway below would set it off. Snow, with trees more than a foot in diameter creating an ad- ditional problem, plugged 700 feet of the highway and railway line to a depth between six anc 10 feet and the line was not cleared until about five hours later. oday. The slide was the latest in a ,eries, both natural and mari- nade! tllat have blocked roads this Rocky Mountain resort ea since heavy snow began ailing late last week on to a ozenbase. Highway group hire firm to promote route EDMONTON (CP) The Yellowhead I n t e r provincia Highway Association has hired a public relations firm to pro- mote the route as an alternate to the Trans-Canada Highway. President George MacDonalc told the group's annual meeting here that the advantages of th northern highway include th absence of steep grades, less snow and fewer curves than on the Trans-Canada. Fred Weber of Terrace, B.C. was elected vice-president an Ken Mackett of Edmonton sec retary-treasurer. The Yellowhead Highwa runs through Saskatoon, EC monton and Jasper, Alta., ini B.C. Bill introduced VICTORIA (CP) A bill tha allow trials in British Co umbia to be conducted French at the discretion of th court was introduced in the B." legslature Monday. Alex MacDonald (NDP-Van couver East) proposed in th bill that the Supreme Court A be amended so that both cU and criminal cases might b conducted in French, "whe: practical, and at the request the accused or the plaintiff." ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 fudge asked to quit MONTREAL (CP) A law- er and a sociologist charged rith seditious conspiracy in with Quebec terror- sm asked today that Mr. Jus- ce Roger Ouimet remove him- elf as trial judge on the ground lat he lacks impartiality in leir case. Lawyer Robert Lemieux, 29, arrested shortly after the War Measures act was proclaimed Oct. 16, spoke only briefly at the utset of today's hearing. He said Mr. Justice Ouimet's refusal Jan. 15 to grant him bail was indicative of partiality, and is added: "I ask you respectfully to withdraw from my case." Charles Gagnon, 30-year-old ormer teacher at the Univer- sity of Montreal, quoted the Jnited Nations Universal Decla- ration of Human Rights as guaranteeing each individual an mpartisl trial. Mr. Justice Ouimet called an adjournment until 10 a.m. Thursday when he will hand down a judgment on the prelim- inary motions presented by Gagnon and Lemieux. Labor leader Michel Char- trand, author Pierre Vallieres and broadcasting producer Jacques Larue-Langlois, as well as Gagnon and Lemieux, are facing trial on charges of sedi- tious conspiracy for the over- throw of the Quebec and Cana- dian governments, a charge carrying a maximum 14-year sentence. GROUNDHOG DAY Member of The Punxsurawney P. A., Groundhog Club will gather for their 87th annual vigil on Gobbler's Knob to see if the legendary ground- hog Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow. It is said thot if Phil in fact seoi his shadow this winter will have six more weeks of cold weather. _______ Ecuador demands withdrawal of military mission from territory Kaiser operating loss in millions WASHINGTON (AP) Ecua- dor demanded Monday night the withdrawal from its territory of the United States military mis- sion. In a note signed by Ecu- adorian Foreign Minister Jose Maria Ponce Yepez, Ecuador said the action was taken in re- taliation for what It termed Talks under way to buy oil firm coercive measures adopted by he United States two weeks ago n the fishing rights conflict. The United States announced Jan. 18 suspension of military sales to Ecuador and threatened to suspend economic aid follow- ing a series of seizures of Amer- ican fishing vessels. Ponce Yepez described the action as "characteristic of the bitter imperialist tradition of the United States." Ponce Yepez, here for an Or- ganization of American Prison raided AMMAN (AP) King Hus- sein's security forces have raided a secret Palestinian guerrilla prison in an Amman suburb and arrested both pris- oners and wardens, Jordan's po- 11 ce neadquarters announced today. Eight civilians had prisoner and six guerrilla guards were arrested. TORONTO (CP) Tbe'presi-! dent of Ashland Oil Inc. of Ken- tucky confirmed Monday that his company is holding talks that could lead to purchase of Home Oil Co. Ltd. of Calgary, a firm with assets totalling million. Orin E. Atkins of Ashland, Ky., said discussions are under way with E. A. Brown of Cal- gary, president and managing director of Home Oil. The talks had been going on "for a con- siderable period of time." Mr. Brown, in Toronto for the last several days, has been una- vailable for comment and could not be reached Monday night. Mr. Atkins said Mr. Brown has also been having discussions with several other firms regard- ing sale of Home Oil. The American oil executive added that discussions are also under way with Energy Minister J. J. Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks Public Hearings 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 20-Calgary- Carriage House Motor Inn April 22 23-Edmonton-Hotd Macdonald April 26 Georgia "Tlie parks are hereby dedicated to tha people of Canada for their benefit, education and enjoyment... and such parks shall be maintained and made use of so as to leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." SECTION 4: NATIONAL PARKS ACT Public hearings are being held across Canada on provisional master plans for development and use of national parks. The plans outline the Government's proposals for intensity of park use, interpretation of natural history, protection of park environment and development of visitor facilities. Hearings will be convened in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver to hear comments and recommendations on the provisional master plans for Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. (Separate public discussion will take place at a later date on plans related to the townsiteu of Banff and Jasper.) There arc four individual plans to be reviewed trat because these parks are contiguous, they are being considered as a unit for the purpose ef public hearings. Interested individuals and organizations are invited to submit written briefs, in either official language, on any one or all of the plans and to indicate if they wish to speak at the hearing. Everyone is welcome to listen or to participate. Copies of all four plans may be obtained for 52.00 nr individual copies for 51.00 each (remit money order or shcquc payable to the Receiver General of Canada) from: fccrinnnl Director. Western EP eion, INr.'ticnal nnd Historic Parks Branch, 200 Customs Building, Alberta. Written briefs and requests to Speak nrc to be sent to: Secretary, Public Hca-inps Program, Xilion.i! :mct Historic P.irks Branch, 400 Lautier Avenue, West, O1W44, Ontario. The lion. Jean Chretien, P.C., M.P. Minister of Indian Affairs and Noithern Development meeting on ways to combat ter- rorism in the hemisphere, said the demand for withdrawal of the U.S. military mission was contained in a note given to the U.S. government at 6 p.m. Mon- day. 'The Ecuadorian action came one day after a special meeting of OAS foreign ministers passed a resolution calling on the U.S. and Ecuador to work out their differences In the fishing rights VANCOUVER (CP) Kai- Resources Ltd. has a loss of about million during 970 and the president says 'substantial operating losses will continue" unless the com- pany gets contract relief from ts Japanese customers for coal. C. Lee Emerson said ne- gotiations have begun for ba- sic changes in contracts and without such changes addi- tional financing will be needed. The company requests include price increases and perma- nent changes in specifications concerning grading d coal. He said the company has al- ready received some relief from contracts and has con- fidence in securing further sup- port. The loss of million in 1970 compares with a loss of during 1969. Assistance already received includes interim specification changes, commitments for ma- jor financing and temporary price adjustments in connec tion with the Increased value of the Canadian dollar. The company has 15-year contracts to deliver about five million tons of coking coal a year to Japanese steel mills. Sales for 1970 totalled million down from mil lioa during the previous year. Mr. Eiaerson said the com pany "experienced heavy op- erating losses together with un .C., and its new deep-water erminal at Roberts Bank." Increased underground rain- ng costs and extensive ei- >loration costs were other fac- ors in the loss, he said. The financial report does not Include sales and inventory values of about million for lie company's surface mining operation. usually heavy start-up and pre- production expenses durin 1970 to its underground and sur face coal mining and process ing complex near Sparwood, RCMP probe death of B.C. girl SALMO, B.C. (CP) RCMP were investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found Monday on Rosebud Lako road near this west Koot- enay community. Her throat was slashed. Dartene Susan Moon, daugh- ter of Harold Moon of nearby Fruitvale, was found fully clothed on top of snowbank by two fishermen, RCMP said. Rosebud Lake is about 14 miles south of here, near the U.S. border. Police said no weapon was found at the scene. They said they were not sure whether the girl was slain there or her body had been brought to the area. She wss last seen alive Sunday night in Fruitvale. reene on the possible acquisi' on of Home Oil by Ashland. Ashland operates in Canadi irough a subsidiary, Ashlanc il Canada Ltd. of Calgary. The negotiations are believed j involve sale by Mr. Brown of his controlling interest in Cyg- us Corp. Ltd. of Calgary, which at last report held 43.6 per cent of Home's issued Class voting shares. Mr. Brown olds approximately 50.1 per ent of the Cygnus issued Class 3 voting shares. Home Oil is Canada's largest ndependent oil company with xploration and production in- erests in Western Canada, On- ario, the Yukon and Great ritaifl. In the first nine months of ast year the company had a >rofit of on gross rev- nues of compared with on uring the corresponding period in 1969. Based on the closing price of Jygnus Class B shares on the 'oronto Stock Exchange Mon- lay, Mr. Brown's interest in the is valued al Mountaineer to attend stampede CALGARY (CP) Tensing Norgay, the Sherpa together with Sir Edmund Hil- lary were the first to climb Mt. Everest, has been invited to attend the Calgary Exhibi- tion and Stampeder July 8-17. Usually known just as Ten- zing, he had made seven as- saults on the mountain before he and Sir Edmund were suc- cessful in May, 1953. Tenzing is touring the United States this summer and was asked to participate in the Stampede's theme exhibit on sport and recreation. Alberta's pollution control record tops Henderson EDMONTON (CP) Alber- t's health minister has chal- enged "anybody to show any urisdiction that has a better equired and now regulations increase this to 98 per cent soon. "We aren't resting on our aurels at all. The Oil and Gas Conservation Board was given power at the 1970 session to down offending mdus- The meeting nominated Don Hamilton as Social Credit in Edmonton-Whste- the next provincial Jose ries.' mud in election. JAMES HENDERSON Issues challenge record" in environmental con- trol than the province. James Henderson told a nominating convention Mondaj night about Alberta's pollution control record. He said the province has had an active water pollution con- 10! program since the earl) t950s and the water down stream from Edmonton L cleaner now than it was then despite the enormous increas< in population. Only two Alberta commun ties with a population of mor than still do not have pr Weather and road report Jf. ABOVE -1" ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET LethbrMge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary Cranbrook 50 Victoria........ 50 Penticton....... 48 Vancouver 47 Saskatoon....... -4 Regina........ -1 Winnipeg H L Pre 43 10 .07 .11 .02 .14 .02 50 24 18 3 8 -7 8-15 39 13 .30 21 28 34 .03 36 .03 36 -8 .02 -7 .10 Transit workers reject wage contract VANCOUVER (CP) -Union officials were trying to get back to the negotiating table today with British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority following 51.7-per-cent rejection Monday night of a proposed wage pack- age aimed at settling a four- week transit strike in the Van- couver and Victoria areas. About of the amalgama- ted Transit union's drivers and mechanics voted on the 27- month contract offer worked out last week with the Crown corpo- ration, which operates transit services in the two areas. The wage package, retroac- tive to last Nov. 1, would raise drivers' base rates by January, 1973, to S4.45 from the existing and mechanics rates to from -5 -28 5 -9 Ottawa ........-2 -19 Montreal..........-1 -17 St. John's....... 51 23 Halifax........ 25 -2 Charlottetown .22-12 Fredericton......10 -16 New York.......12 6 Miami...... 84 68 Los Angeles.....59 55 Vegas.......72 43 Home.......... 35 55 __is............28 39 Condon.........34 39 Berlin.......... 25 32 Amsterdam...... 23 37 Madrid.........32 45 Tokyo.......... 30 46 FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary Sunny periods today. Wednes- day: Chinook conditions. Mild and windy. Lows near 20. Highs 40-45. Medicine Hat Sunny pe- riods this afternoon. Wednes- day: Cloudy periods. Lows near 15. Highs near 30. Columbia Kootenay To- day: Cloudy becoming sunny this afternoon. Wednesday: Sunny becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Highs today and Wednesday near 40. Lows to- night in low 20s. than still do not have pr ,11 mary sewage treatment, he rate said. New liynui accepted by churches NIAGARA FALLS. Ont. (CP) The Anglican Church of Can- ada and the United Church of Canada voted separately Mon- day to accept a joint hymn book to bo produced by the two churches. i A joint commiiiee spent five I ye.ii-s weeding through hymns to produce a final total 507. including 150 new ones. The St. Lawrence River was 'an open sewer" and Victoria and Vancouver were still dis- charging untreated wastes intOj tidal waters. lie said Alberta has pollution control regulations since 1957 and they are get- ting tougher all the time. Whereas 88 per cent hydrogen sulphite recovery was con- sidered good a few years ago, 93 per cent recovery now was ENJOYED PROSPERITY bicatcd on major caravan routes, Jordan enjoyed prosper- ity ns the Roman province of Arabia Petraea. Mail crushed at Welaskiwin WETASKIWIN (CP) John Bailer, 71, was killed on his farm near here when he tried to start his tractor with a hand crank and the tractor was in gear. RCMP crushed said the between man was the door frame of the barn and the 011 insurance car hike mailed VANCOUVER (CP) New rate books showing a jump in car insurance premiums of 10- to-12 per cent were being mail- ed Monday to members of the Canadian Underwriters As- sociation in British Columbia. The association represents about 30 per cent of car insur- ance writings in the province. George Turner, B.C. man- ager of the association, said he expected other insurance groups to announce similar in- creases shortly. Mr. Turner declined to be specific about the amount of the increase until the new rate book reaches all the associa- tion's member companies am! agents. He said the increase tiie result of statistics which show when started to tractor move. Wetaskiwin is 40 miles south ol Edmonton. LEON'S DOZER BLADE UNITS Test Proven Ail Purpose Heavy Duty Trouble Free Year-Round Must Featured straight petition, left angle and right anglt changtd in seconds. Heavy duty channel construction to meet various tractor strengths. ir 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 ft. units to a ceo mo date all standard gauge tractors. if High grade cutting edges employed. You will not hurt your tractor under full load due to the front end of the tractoi drawbar doing all the pushing. Mounting time 20 minutes. Thousands of satisfied customers prove our products are superior. Approximate weight 700 to 2000 Ibs. depending on model, GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA with a light layer of snow and ice. Highway 2, Granum to Fort Macleod, long sections of thin ice. Standoff to Carway is cov- ered with thin ice. Highway 3 west, Brocket io the B.C. border is covered packed Highway 5 from 10 miles east of Cardslon to Mountain View is covered with thin ice and packed snuw. Highway 6 from Pincher Creek to Waterton is com- pletely covered with thin ice, moderately slippery. All other highways in the Lethbridge district are bare the companies are "on a los- without because ing proposition room for manoeuvre" ______ of the increased cost-s of acci- dents. and in good winter driving con- dition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff re- ceived 3 indies of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff to Golden, plowed and sanded. Motorists are advised to use caution through the slide areas. Golden to Revelstoke is plowed and sanded wilh sections of black ice. Creston-Salmo highway had 4 inches of new snow. Motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment working near the summit. The Banff-Radium and Banff- Jasper highways are closed. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 pm.- Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgatc, B.7., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosed. WUdhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;