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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LEIHMIDGE HHIAIO February S, Briefs stress necessity of farm marketing act WINNIPEG (CP) National farm product marketing legisla- tion was described by groups presenting briefs to the Com- m o n s agriculture committee Tuesday as necessary for the West's "survival but potentially the West's undoing if left una- riiended. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Sam Uskiw said the proposed marketing act must allocate production quotas in relation to previous five-year averages and that the marketing council which would be established under the act should also have equal regional representation. National Farmers Union Pres- ident Roy Atkinson said ths bill must allow for adequate bar- gaining power for farmers in negotiating quotas. A. M. Runciman, president of United Grain Growers, said the council should be limited to "an advisory role and a forum for discussion among the leaders to commodity groups." Each indicated fear that east- em groups would dominate the proposed council and commod- ity group agencies. The legislation, which was Legislature to be asked to end B.C. transit strike VICTORIA (CP) Labor Minister Leslie Peterson an- nounced Tuesday that the Brit- ish Columbia legislature will be asked Thursday to approve leg- islation ending a month-long transit strike in Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Peterson told reporters he has given the necessary two days' notice of the motion which will be presented to the house under provisions of the B.C. Me- diation Commission Act. The motion demands that transit operations be resumed "forthwith" in order to protect "the public interest and wel- fare." The strike is by the Amal- gamated Transit Union against the B.C. Hydro and Power Au- thority, the Crown corporation that operates the public transit system in both Mr. Peterson said that under provisions of the mediation act, the cabinet is authorized to de- termine when it is necessary to intervene to bring a dispute to an end to protect the public in- terest and welfare. The walkout began Jan. 4. Should the workers be ordered back to work and refuse, they would be liable to fines not ex ceeding and jail terms no exceeding three months, or both. Meanwhile, B.C. Hydro and the union agreed to meet today in another attempt to resolve the dispute. The government's initiative tt ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan B'dg. 328-4095 nd the strike followed rejection >y the union 1.7 per cent-of a proposed jvage package recommended by he union's leadership. Highway traffic resumed BANFF, Alta. (CP) Two way traffic on the Trans-Can ada Highway through national parks in the Rocky Mountain, resumed Tuesday after av Blanches were cleared. Parks department crew were working on other roads L the park and expected to clear them sometime today. The Trans Canada and th CPR mainline were bloclcet when park officials used ex plosives dropped from a he" copter to bring down tons snow which threatened th road. The CPR mainline was ope ed Monday evening and on way traffic on the highway r sumed shortly after. Heavy snows on a base hari ened by earlier rains allowc avalanche conditions to devek and several roads in the la week have been blocked. Eighty nine people we trapped at Sunshine Village s resort near Banff for two da at the weekend when nin slides cut a 10 mile acce road. ocked in Parliament by Pro- esive Conservative opposi- n last session, would provide national marketing agencies r certain agricultural com- odity groups as well as a na- onal farm product marketing DuncU. The Commons commit- e's hearing Tuesday was one a cross-country tour which Kgan in Halifax Jan. 18 and includes this week in Vancou- ;r. Mr. Uskiw told the committee any national marketing act must ensure "the one-Canada oncept in terms of interprovin- al trade." When questioned about a pro- osed free-trade zone the three rairie provinces have dis- ussed, he said such a concept itliin Canada "is a disaster it- elf." The idea was forwarded as a efence against Quebec regula- ons barring Manitoba eggs and roiler chickens from thai: prov- nee. Mr. Uskiw said the council hould have five members, one ach from the Maritime s, iuebec, Ontario, the Prairie jrovinces and British Columbia, o prevent domination by one area. Mr. Hundman said in a brief hat the present version of the egislation would be of particu- ar benefit to eastern producers >ecause they would be given a aptive market with demands exceeding present production capacity in some commodities. He said United Grain Grow- ers, a producer organization, objects to the powers the minis- ,er would be granted in dictat- ing production volume. Approval of the act as it stands would also cause higher food costs. Mr. Atkinson said the bill must include provision for "an-, nual production and price re- news." Farmers' interests could be protected through price and pol- icy negotiations between the NFU and respective marketing agencies, he said. Mr. Atkinson suggested the committee study the degree to which integrated industrial con- cerns, such as feed companies and packers, would benefit from national marketing agreements. He said the possibility of quo- tas developing market value by being transferred from one producer to another should be considered in proposing amend- ments.' He said the NFU believes a plebiscite should be held to de- termine the wishes of primary producers regarding national marketing legislation. The committee has hearings scheduled today in Regina. French is must for army men OTTAWA (CP) A Conserv- ative MP said Tuesday that Ca- nadian farces headquarters has told a Western Canadian regi- 1 ment that corporals will not be promoted unless they pass a language test and are willing to work in Quebec. Michael Forrestall mouth-Halifax East) said in an Jury told YOUTHS ATTACK TEACHER-Terrence Elman, teacher ot Clinton Public Jr. High School, after attack today outside Newark, N.J., Teacher Union headquarters. Photo was taken by Edward Koplin, following r teachers union meeting. Teachers said they were attacked by youths.___________________________ ___ maniac killed girl SALMO, B.C. (CP) An in- quest jury was told Tuesday that 13-year-old Darlene Susan Moon of Fnu'tvale was sexually assaulted by a "maniac" be- fore her throat was cut on a lonely road near this interior British Columbia community. "It was a real brutal mur- Coroner 0. P. Larson said following the indefinite adjournament of the inquest. "The little girl chocked to death on her own blood. The weapon, no doubt, was a knife It was the work of a maniac or The body was found In a snowbank early Monday by two fishermen, some 25 miles from her home. Mr. Larson said sh was probably killed betwee midnight Sunday and 4 a.m PST Monday. RCMP said the murder wea B.C. Hydro claims damage by dam act of God' interview that a message hid sent from Ottawa head- uarters to the Lord Srathcona [orse Regiment in Calgary out- ning the language require- ments. In addition, the message said two In the Royal Canadian Armored ?orps would only be made in he French-speaking unit. In the Commons, Mr. Forre- tall and Jack Mclntosh Swift Current-Maple Cretk) asked Defence Minister Donald Macdonald to confirm whether t is government policy to re- strict promotions to those who pass a language test and show willingness to work in Quebec. Mr. Macdonald replied that ;1would think not." WOULD WELCOME AID When Mr. Forrestall referred to the directive, Mr. Macdonald said he "seems to have some particular information and I would be glad ID have his assist- ance in pursuing this inquiry." Outside the Commons, Mr. Forrestall said the message, dated Jan. 21, 1971, stated that corporals wishing to take a training course to become ser- geants must first score a mini- mum grade on a language apti- tude test. As well, the candidate must be willing to serve at the Cana- dian Forces base at Val Cartier, Que. A spokesman-for the minister said he "had never heard of it before." A defence department spokes- man said the case was being in- vestigated by the defence coun- cil-the chief of defence staff pon has not been found and here are no leads to the case, and his deputies. SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUbb Valentine's DAY February 14th Valentine Card] Valentine Books Chocolates, etc. Everyday at THRIFTWAY VANCOUVER (CP) Brit- ish Columbia Hydro denies its W. A, C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River has. caused any downstream damage in Al- berta and claims any damage that may have occurred ac- tually resulted from "an act of God." The provincial Crown corpor- ation made the points in a statement of defence filed Tuesday with the B.C. Supreme Court. The document is a reply to a claim for damages that are alleged to have been suffered by Indian and Metis trappers and fishermen as a result of low water in the Peace-Atha- basca river delta. The statement bases its "acl of God" argument on a claim that seasonal flows of the Peace from B.C. to Alberta are "variable and cyclical." In reply to a claim thai hydro caused a nuisance le- gally, unlawfully causing dam- age to the property of others the Crown corporation cites its lawful authority to act under the B.C. Hydro and Power Au thority Act. The statement denies "each and every allegation of fact" contained in 19 paragraphs' of the statement of claim filed in December by Vancouver law- yer Tom Berger for the Indians and Metis. Hydro also says the Indians and Metis have not right to sue for damages even if damage to muskrat breeding grounds and fishery has resulted from the dan. School damaged at Calgary CALGARY (CP) Fire, ap- parently started by vandals, caused extensive damage early today to offices at the Forest Lawn High School. A school spokesman said the flames were contained by the fire department and did not reach any classrooms. Classes were not expected to resume until Thursday. The spokesman said glass was broken from one of the building's doors and indicated a break-in. Weather and road report PLAYTEX BABY NURSER COMPLETE KIT i Regular 10.95. SPECIAL HEAD AND SHOULDERS SHAMPOO SCOPE MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE Giant Reg. 1.49 FOR DANDRUFF CONTROL large Jar. f g Large Tube, Reg. 1.85. SPECIAL 1 Reg. 1.79. SPECIAL I flW AGAROL GENTIC FAMILY LAXATIVE 16 01. Reg. 1.45 STOP WINTER COLDS VITAMIN C 500s SPECIAL 1. NICE 'N' EASY HAIR COLOR Shampoo-In Colorant Reg. 2.25 SPECIAL 1.69 PROTEIN 21 SHAMPOO 7 oz. Rag. 1.98 4 or Reg. 1.39 Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. Super Savings Everyday At The statement of defence says the property "in and around the game and fish na- tural resources" is vested in the Alberta and federal govern- ments. "Neither trapline regis- trations nor fishing licences which were issued by the gov- ernment of Alberta or Canada or both confer on the plaintiffs any property in and to said na- tural says the Hy- dro statement, signed by W. D. Mitchell, solicitor for the Crown corporation. "Accordingly, the plaintiffs have no cause of action for eco- nomic loss or diminution in livelihood. "To the extent that the plain- tifL have no property interest in the aforesaid fish and game natural resources, but are ri- parian owners of real property n Alberta, this honorable court ias no jurisdiction to adjudi- cate upon the plaintiffs' claims." In his statement of claim. klr. Berger said Hydro wrong- ully and negligently interfered with the flow of the Peace, to he detriment of his clients. 3e sought unspecified dam- ages, as well as an injunction ordering Hydro to stop inter- fering with the spring flood of he Peace, which he said is es- sential to the ecology of the delta. brewery shares. runs REVEISTOKE. B.C. (CP) About 100 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- gineers booked off for a spe- cial protest meeting Tuesdsv in this community 255 miles northeast of Vancouver, effec- tively tying up Canadian Pa- cific Railway freight sen-ice. A union spokesman said the men were fed up with the de- lay in contract talks and walk- ed off the job at 2 p.m. PST to attend the meeting, expected to last at least 24 hours. The book-off halted all freight traffic, particularly coal trains from the east Kootonay head- ing for the Roberts Bank Port south of Vancouver. However, the union is still manning CP Rail passenger units. Tlie engineers' contract ex pired March 16, 1970 and they have been working without a contract since. Negotiations with CP Rail broke down May 28 and the dispute has not gone to a conciliation board. Fire kills patients SKNDAI, Japan (Reuter) Six patients were killed in a fire at n hospital near hero Tuesday while, aboul 140 others escaped unhurt, police said. LABOR SAVER DRILL FILLER AND AUGER Gas Electric Hydraulic 0 New Sizes Quality Guaranteed We will accept Barley at per bushel on present stocks onlyl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AIviA Highway 2, Granum to Fort rtacleod, long sections of thin ce. Standoff to Carway is cov- ered with thin ice. Highway a west, Brocket to the B.C. border is covered with a light layer of packed snow and ice. Highway 5 from 10 miles east of Cardston to Mountain View is covered with thin ice and packed snow. Highway 6 from Pincher Creek to Waterton is com- pletely covered with thin ice, moderately slippery. AU other highways in the Lcthbridge district are bare and in good winter driving con- dition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff re- ceived 3 inches 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 with 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. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening ann Closing Coults 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to n pm.- Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to r> p.m.: Kingsgatc. 21 hours; Porthill-Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosert. Wildhorsc, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;