Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Convention date set announced here Thursday. Members of the party's executive will meet in Regina Saturday to deal with convention planning. SASKATOON (CP) - The Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party will hold its leadership convention in Regina March 16 and .17, it was Poslies to vote OTTAWA (CP) - Postal workers will hold a ratification vote on a tentative contract agreement Feb. 1:1 and 14. a union official said Thursday. Results of the vote among the 25.00 members of the Council Nailed to cross SANTO DOMINGO (Reuter) - Yoga teacher Patrice Tamao, 33, was taken down from a cross Thursday night after 20 hours of a scheduled 48-h o u r "sacrifice for world peace." His removal from the cross to which he had been nailed was advised by Dominican Republic doctors after infection developed in his right foot. Tamao begged for pardon at Travel subsidy considered of Postal Unions will be reported to national headquarters here the next day. The postal workers will vote on a recommendation by the union bargaining team to accept the tentative agreement which was readied last week. not being able to continue what he had described as a sacrifice for world peace and understanding among men and to show the power of the spirit over matter. Thousands of Dominicans had watched on television as Tamao allowed six-inch stainless steel nails to be driven through his hands and feet. No blood flowed from the wounds. OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government is considering giving travel subsidies to elderly persons to enable them to visit their home provinces or home countries, the Commons miscellaneous estimates committee was told Thursday. Norbert Prefontaine, assistant deputy minister hi charge of developmental programs in the health and welfare department, said the proposal has not been ruled in or out." Body covered up A fellow policeman covers up the body of slain Mel-ropolitain Toronto constable Leslie Maitland Thursday afternoon in Toronto. Constable Maifland was shot- when he cornered a robbery suspect on a dead end street. A man is being held on charges of capital murder, armed robbery and auto theft. See Story Page 1. Committee plans action OTTAWA (CP) - The special Commons committee on food prices will begin hearings Feb. 8, and chairman Bud Cullen promised Thursday to "lower the bloom" on any attempts to evade questions. The committee also was told by a Conservative MP that the whole investigation boils down to whether the committee will recommend controls on food prices. Organizational work w a s wrapped up in the second committee sitting today, with agreement to hear first from statistician Sylvia Ostrey of Statistics Canada Feb. 3. Members agreed to sit each Tuesday and Thursday and Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray and Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan will be before it on Tuesday, Feb. 12. No special treatment LONDON (AP) - The British government said Thursday American billionaire Howard Hughes was given no preferential treatment last December when he was admitted to this country for three months. David Lane, undersecretary at the home office, told questioners in the House of Commons Hughes was afforded "facilities normally available to passengers in private aircraft arriving during the night.' "There was no preferential treatment whatsoever," Lane added. Hughes took a private suite on the top floor of a London hotel and has not appeared in public although the British press has chronicled the appearance of visitors such as his private barber. Bulk of LBJ ranch sold AUSTIN, Tex. (Reuter) -The bulk of the late president Lyndon Johnson's LBJ Ranch here was sold Thursday to a Tulsa, Okla., real estate combine. The land management firm of Joseph and Max Frates bought 3,104 acres in a transaction that was started before Johnson's death last month but was Cardinals named VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul named 30 new cardinals today and announced he will elevate them in a consistory March 5. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO, signed Thursday for probate purposes. Mrs. Johnson retains the ranch house and 340 surrounding acres until her death when it will be deeded to the National Park Service. The price of the ranch will not be anounced until probate formalities have been completed. It will be the fourth consistory of his reign and wil increase the College of Cardinals to 145 members, the largest it has ever been. Government may lower mortgage interest rate OTTAWA (CP) - The government has tantalized middle-income home buyers with the possibility of lower mortgage interest rates. But, whether this hope materializes depends on answers to a number of questions raised by mortgage financing legislation introduced in the Commons Thursday. The main aim of the bill is to make investment in mortgages more attractive, Ron Basford minister of urban affairs, said outside the Common?. Hopefully, this would prompt private investors to pump mare money into mortgages and lower mortgage rates. The bill, of course, must get parliamentary approval before this view can be tested. After that, what happens to mortgages and interest rates lies in the hands of the investment world. Mr. Basford said he wants the investment community to take Deaths Oslo-Prof. Bagnar Frisch, 77, a Norwegian economist who shared the first Nobel Prize for economic science with Jan Tin-bergen of The Netherlands. Cork, Ireland-James Barlow, 51, who gave up his job as a public health inspector and became one of Britain's best-selling novelists. WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL presents "THE WIZARD OF OZ" Yates Centre - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 9 (9th sold out) Adults $1.00 Students 50c Art Display in Foyer Reserve seats on sale at Wilsons or at the door LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE ANNUAL MEETING YATES MEMORIAL THEATRE GREEN ROOM FRIDAY NIGHT, MARCH 9th, 1973 8:30 P.M. AGENDA EXECUTIVE REPORT FINANCIAL REPORT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL CHANCE ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS The Executive will propose a constitutional change, the effect of which will be to prevent any executive member from acting in a production while o member of the executive. This is not intondod to apply lo the Publicity Executive and the Cast Represfntative. Refreshments will fellow the meeting. Nix on, Heath summit talks exhaustive WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon and Prime Minister Edward Heath of Britain fly to Camp David today to conclude what has been described by both sides as the most exhaustive summit meeting of a United States president and an allied leader. Nixon and Heath were to leave for the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains after a lunch with British Ambassador Lord Cromer at his residence. While spokesmen will not discuss the substance cf the talks, they say topics covered since Heath's arrival Thursday have included major international issues with a fecus on forthcoming monetary and trade talks. Nixon and Heath will be joined at Camp David by Henry Kissinger, Nixon's foreign policy adviser, and by Sir Burke Trend, secretary to the British cabinet. over a larger share of mortgage lending for middle-income home purchasers. The government wants to devote more money to housing for low-income people and the elderly. M r. Basford has said frequently that the government wants to play down its old role of banker to private developers building homes for middle-income people. He told reporters Thursday that 85 per cent of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. bulget is spent on low-income earners and the elderly. Four years ago, only 15 per cent was devoted to this group. The mortgage financing bill would stimulate private investment in mortgages through the Federal Mortgage Exchange Corp.-a Crown corporation-and special mortgage investment companies. The mortgage corporation would be launched with $100 million in capital and power to boiTow $300 million. It would buy and sell mortgages and make short-term loans to private mortgage organizations for housing mortgages. This could take the worry out of selling mortgages which sometimes restrains investors from entering this market, says a government background paper on the bill. U.S. professors cheating taxpaye, THUNDER BAY. Ont. (CP) - Visiting United States professors have cheated the Canadian taxpayer out of millions of dollars, an Ontario government committee was told Thursday. Diannc Robinson, 20, a student at Lakehead University here, said the federal government continues to attract U.S. professors here with a two-year income-tax exemption. "Many of these U.S. professors have taken this two-year tax holiday on a fraudulent basis, having signed a docu- ment stating that they will return to the U.S. after two years but then staying on," she said. Miss Robinson was one of only two witnesses to show up Thursday morning before the select committee on economic and cultural nationalism. "The amount of money owed by these tax evaders, on whom the federal government has all the needed evidence to prosecute, is in the tens of millions of dollars," said Miss Robinson, a member .of the 80-per-cent Canadian Quota Campaign. TEL AVIV (Reuter) - The smashing of a spy and sabotage ring which allegedly mailed letter bombs to President Nixon and two men in his cabinet last year has provided a double-barrelled shock for Israelis. Discovery of the ring, allegedly sponsored by Syria, followed the uncovering last December of a spy network, also said to be controlled by Syria and alleged to have included six Jews. Moreover, the arrest of at least 14 Jews in the latest case caused deep concern since Israel's 4,000 Druze-a sect which broke from Islam in the 11th c e n t u r y-a r e considered staunchly loyal and even serve in the army. The ring, whose existence was revealed by a military spokesman Wednesday night, operated in the sensitive Golan Heights, where Israeli and Syrian soldiers face each other on what has become the hottest front, in the Middle East. One member of the ring was shot dead last Saturday while trying to cross the ceasefire line. Israeli military authorities said the Syrians provided the 'rin� with booby-trapped letters posted last October from a northern Israeli post to Nixon, Defence Secretary Mel-vin Laird and Secretary of State William Rogers. An alert postal official spotted them before they could do any harm. Hurtig claims government can t control unemployment VANCOUVER (CP) - Mel Hurtig, co - chairman of the committee for sin independent Canada said Thursday that Canada has "become so much of a branch plant society" that it cannot control unemployment. Tie told a Vancouver City Col- meetings to St. Laurent OTTAWA (CP) - At the suggestion of former Conservative prime minister John Diefenba-ker, the Commons extended greetings Thursday to Louis St. Laurent on his 91st birthday. Mr. Diefcnbaker said the House has never taken such action before waiting until a statesman is dead before expressing appreciation of his public service. He suggested the House send to the former Liberal primie miristcr in Quebec City the good wishes, felicitations and the hope he will have many more years with -us. The suggestion was applauded 'I ' -. ter Trudeiiii, S'anley h'r.owles i.M>i'�-Winnipeg North Ccutra;, elected first in 1942, the same year as Mr. St. Laurent, and Gerard Laprise (SC-Abitibi). Mr. Diefcnbaker, 77, recalled that the careers of himself and Mr. St. Laurent had intertwined legally and politicaly for the 16 years that Mr. St. Laurent was in Parliament. Mr. Trudeau said he hopes that when he is 91, Mr. Die-fenbaker will be able to express in the House for him the same "admiration bordering on affection." Mr. Trudeau is 53. Mr. Knowles recalled Mr. St. Laurent's "unfailing courtesy." The former prime minister had became known as "Uncle Louis," an expression of af'ec-tion because "he was just thai kind of man." lege meeting that Canada leads all - developed nations in the amount of foreign investment and the number of unemployed. "You can only create jobs by creating manufacturing industry," he said. "And new manufacturing is only created by research and development. NO RESEARCH "There is no research or development done by the branch pknt, only the parent company in the U.S." Mr. Hurtig said there was Jess research and development in Canada last year than during 1900. "And what is even more im-, portant branch plants don't compete against the parent plsn when there are foreign markets to be had." Mr. Hurtig said it is a fallacy that Canada needs development capital. From 1981 to 1969 foreign investment grew by $21 billion but only 19 per cent of this was by money that came in from outside, he said. LEAD SELLOUT "Our banks are leading the sellout. Tney will make loans to U.S. companies but turn down our own firms." He said much more money is going back to the United States in royalties, fees and dividends than is coming into this country for investment. Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how quickly one may loije pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make this home recipe yourself. It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drugstore and ask for Naran. Pour this into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. Take two tahlespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing flan. If your fir.st purchase does not show you a simple easy way l,o lose bulky tat and help regain slender more graceful curves; if reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck, chin, arms, abdomen, hips, calves and ankles just return the empty bottle for your money back. Follow this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan and help bring back al-luring curves and Kraccfnl slendernes.H. Note how quickly bloat disappear.-; - how much bp tier ynu feel. More alive, youthful appearing nad active. Price control use possible-Bouey OTTAWA (CP) - The new governor of the Bank of Canada says there are economic periods when price controls may be necessary. Speaking to reporters three hours after he was named successor to retired Louis Ras-minsky Thursday, Gerald K. Bouey declined to say whether he thinks Canada is in such a period now. "I wouldn't rule out the possibility that there are periods when they can be used," the new governor said about government controls on prices. There are occasions when "normal fiscal and monetary policy" appears unable to put a lid on inflationary movements, the 52-year-old governor said. "It may be." in such periods, "that something extra is required." He stressed that care must be taken in how much extraordinary measures are applied. He would not say whether he thinks Canada is in a situation where normal fiscal and monetary policies aren't having the bite they should on prices. The decision to use extraordinary controls would have to be made by the government. SEES LITTLE CHANGE Looking at the short-term economic future, Mr. Bouey indicated little change is likely. The central bank in recent months had allowed the money supply to increase and credit conditions were relatively easy. This was in line with the high priority given to reducing unemployment through expansion of output. At the same time, the bank was keeping an eye on Inflation problems. He saw "a good deal of underlying strength" in the economy. Last year's disappointing third quarter was largely a result of such labor disputes as the strike that tied up West Coast ports. But exports "rebounded with remarkable strength" in the final quarter. World food supplies depleted ROME (AP) -The director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization painted a bleak picture of world food supplies and proposed Thursday an agreement among producing nations to stockpile food for the world's hungry. Concerted international action is needed, said Addeke Boerma, to counteract fickleness of weather and food market conditions. Adverse weather in the last year has caused a series of bad harvests, severely depleting stocks of wheat and rice. At the same time, the abrupt increase in import demands, including purchase of 30-million tons of wheat and other grain by the Soviet Union, "has led to punishing and potentially dangerous consequences," particularly in the underdeveloped countries, Boerma said. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 8:01 SUNSET 5:30 Lethbridge..... Pincher Creek .. Medicine Hat ... Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary....... Victoria ...... Penticton...... Prince George .. Kamloops...... Vancouver..... Saskatoon...... Regina........ Winnipeg...... Toronto ....... Ottawa........ Montreal...... St. John's...... Halifax......., Ch&rlottetown ,.. Fredericton ... Chicago....... New York...... Miami....... Los Angeles ... Las Vegas...... Phoenix...... , Honolulu...... Rome......... Paris......... London ....... Berlin......... II L Pre . 42 33 .. .. 41 33 .. .. 44 26 .. . 32 15 .. .. 36 28 .. .. 37 26 .. .. 46 32 .. .. 4G 39 .. 41 34 . 42 32 . 45 37 , . 47 41 . 32 11 .. . 38 14 .. .. 27 20 .. ..38 35 .26 . . 13 5 .21 02 17 12 26 13 9 10 .26 .27 .65 4 7 7 .. 7 .. -5 .01 48 40 .25 35 34 .45 75 72 .04 71 54 .. 55 32 .. 66 41 .. 82 71 .. 57 46 .. 45 38 .. 50 43 .. 39 30 .. Amsterdam ....... 39 30 .. Moscow......... 9-11 .. Stockholm........34 32 FORECAST: Lethbridge - Calgary - Today: Mostly sunny. Brisk west winds. Highs 40-45. Lows near 23. Saturday: Cloudy periods. Highs 30-35. Medicine Hal-Today: Mostly sunny. Winds SW15-20. Highs 40-45. Lows near 25. Saturday: Cloudy periods. Highs 30-35. Columbia - K o o t e nay-Today: Mainly cloudy with occasional snow spreading southward over region except sunny periods in the extreme south this morning. Saturday: Overcast with occasional snow. Highs today and Saturday mid-30s. Lows tonight mid 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy today with gusty winds east slopes Rockies. Scattered rain or snow showers Saturday. Colder north portions Saturday. Highs today -�0^. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Saturday 30s north 40s south. West of Continental Divide-Partly cloudy today. Scattered rain or snow showers tonight and Saturday. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Saturday 30s. Renn-Cupit GRAIN ROLLER CAPACITY SIZES AVAILABLE FOR HERDS FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE LARGEST! Distributed by Courts Highway Phone 328-1141 Times Lethbridge OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A All highways in Lethbridge 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 1, 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 na-tior->l parks and on ski access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Canvay 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to C p.m.; llooscville, B.C. 0 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Poi-thill Rykerts 8 a.m. lo midnight; Chief Mountain cloned; Wildbor.se, H a.m. to 5 p.m.