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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tory party policy Minimum income OTTAWA (CP) The Pro- gressive Conservative party's members have made'an ambig- uous commitment to the idea of a minimum income for all Ca- nadians. In results of a policy ballot, released this week, 63 per cent of the delegates voting at the party's national policy conven- tion last December supported a resolution that "an assured na- tional income floor should be es- tablished for all Canadians who have no earned income because of physical disability or for other valid reasons." But 53 per cent voted that "the principle of a guaranteed annual income should not be ac- cepted. Rather, an incentive so-cent were undecided and 16 per ciety should be emphasized and cent gave no response, employment opportunities in- Kac creased." The resolutions were among 370 voted on by the delegates. The results are not binding on Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, who is to form his own policies to take into a fed- eral election campaign. On the resolution for an "as- sured national 10 per cent disagreed, four per cent were undecided and 23 per cent gave no response. On the resolution to reject a guaranteed annual income, 21 per cent disagreed, nine per Closure of dam won't be problem EDMONTON (CP) An 80- day closure of the Bighorn Dam in west-central Alber- ta would reduce the flow of the North Saskatchewan River to about winter levels, the head of the provincial water pollu- tion control division said here. Akio Masuda told a public hearing the flow expected at Edmonton, 210 miles down- stream from the dam, would be about cubic feet a sec- ond. "This is about the same low flow as is normal during win- ter at which time there is an extenuation of pollution be- cause of this ice cover. "But we should have no prob- lems as far as dissolved oxygen is concerned." The dam is to be closed Aug. 1 so the intake to a diversion tunnel can be permanently closed and the reservoir filled The tunnel then will be re- leased to the river from the reservoir through two Calgary Power turbines. Mr. Masuda said there could "be some difficulties" if the fLw dropped to less than cubic feet a second. But he said the department would be ask- ing municipalities and indus- tries along the river to effect winter pollution control meth- ods while the dam was shut down. If the river did drop below required levels, water from the Brazeau reservoir could fce used to augument the flow, said Tom Stanley, production manager for Calgary Power. Martin Paetz, chief fisheries biologist with the lands and forests department, said the ef- fect on fish could be severe from the immediate range of the dam to the junction of the Ram River. However, he said, few st.udies have been made of fisheries in the North Saskatchewan River and it is impossible to know the full effects. "I suspect the fish population is fairly diverse, but I don't think there are any large pop- ulations of any of the However, the 20-mile lake created by the reservoir would, "even -under the worst condi- more potential for fisheries, he said. A Calgary Power, official said no problems were anticipated in the area of the town of Rocky Mountain House. If any did occur, a channel could be diverted "with t bulldozer with- in a matter of hours." "With the number of rivers and creeks entering the North Saskatchewan before it reach- es Rocky Mountain House, the flow there in the fall of 1972 will be, at the very mini- mum, one-third of the flow which would have occurred if storage were not taking he said. The issue has been bitterly disputed within the party for at least three years. A proposal for some form of assured minimum income as a move against poverty, sup- ported by Mr. Stanfield, was re- jected at a Conservative policy conference in 1969. A majority of the delegates, 62 per cent, supported the state- ment that "an individual or family who is capable of earn- ing an income near or below the poverty line should be entitled to a public income supplement." That resolution specified that recipients would be able to re- tain a fixed amount of their in- come without reduction of the supplement. Beyond that amount, the sup- plement would be reduced on a graduated scale, to encourage recipients "to seek and hold down a part-time or low-paying job or to increase their In- come." The delegates also supported several resolutions stressing the need for incentives to work, and opportunities for the poor to enter the labor force. WELFARE INADEQUATE More than half, per cent said an "income development program" should be adminis- tered "through the tax system in order to establish need more fairly and to do away with the rancor caused by the present welfare system." On other issues, the delegates approved resolutions calling for stricter laws to protect consum- ers against unsafe products and erroneous inform held by such data banks as credit bu- reaus. A resolution that members of Parliament be required to di- vest themselves of corporate directorships "or similar connections with private inter- ests before appointment to the cabinet" gained support from only 43 per cent of the voters. But another that would re- quire MPs and senators to table their associations with private interests "which might present a conflict with their public duties" won 63-per-cent ap- proval. The Conservatives voted Jor a strengthened Parliament t o keep check on the government and supported televising of highlights of parliamentary ac- tivities on an experimental basis. A Commons committee has been studying the broadcasting question for two years. A slim majority of 51 per cent approved of tax incentives to individuals and corporations for donations to political parties. On labor issues, the delegates supported a statement that "management should be quired to give adequate notice of all forms of industrial' change which is likely to displace a sig- nificant number of workers." Commons Conservatives and the business community have attacked a government bill de- signed to permit workers to strike if threatened by layoffs because of technologies- change. Nearly three-quarters, of delegates agreed theie is an gent need for a fully-co-ordi- nated attack on pollution involv- ing all Canadians and govern- ment. But in another resolution, only 46 per cent said Canadians should be willing to pay mow taxes to fight pollution. A majority approved oi tougher pollution laws and es- tablishment of an environmen- tal council to advise govern- ments. ROBERT STANFIELD Saturday, February 5, 1972 THI UWMID61 KfRAU> 9 Lougheed to address dinner TORONTO (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta will address the annual dinner of the Canadian Press here Wed- nesday, April 19. The by news- paper executives and their guests, is held the day after the annual meeting of the coopera- tive news-gathering organiza- tion. Previous speakers have in- cluded every Canadian prime minister and governor-general since the dinner began in 1953, as well as British and United States leaders. Mr. Lougheed, the Pro- gressive Conservatives to vic- tory in the Alberta provincial el- ection last August, defeating the Social Credit government headed by Harry Strom. He is credited with sparking the Con- servatives' resurgence in Al- berta. When he was elected pro- vincial leader in 1965, his party had no seats in the legislature. LITERARY FIGURE DIES PARIS (Reuter) Ameri- can-born Nathalie Barney, who numbered Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust and James Joyce among her literary acquaint- ances, died in Paris Wednesday at the age of 94. She wrote sev- eral books herself, including P e n s e e s d'une Amazooe, Thoughts of an Amazon. MONDAY, FEBRUARY Ith 9th ANNUAL KCINOVISION Sponsored by THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1490 ANOTHER GIANT MAILER BINGO By now you should have received your KCINOVISION TICKETS by mail. Send for each card you wish to use be sure you include all 8 numbers on each card (at top left and top right of cards) together with your name and adress to: KCINOVISION P.O. BOX 1490, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Register cards by mall or drop off at CJOC-TV. MONDAY FEBRUARY 14" STARTING AT 6 P.M. ON CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 3-S3000 BLACKOUT BINGOS RULES: 1. Only those cards which have been validated are eligible 2. Each game requires a Complete Blackout 3. Winners will be the person obtaining a blackout with the least amount of numbers called 4. Confirmed winners will be required to mail their winning card 5. If there is more than one winner in any one money will be divided equally. 6. The decision of the committee will be final. If you were missed or want extra cards Write to KCINOVISION-Box 1490, Lethbridge Cards available at both Ericksen's Kentucky Fried Chicken Outlets. 3rd Ave., Mayor Magrath Drive and 17th Ave., Mayor Magrath Drive CAPITOL FURNI 1972 All Suites on Display Feature the Famous TYNAN KANT-SAG Construction! We invite you to come in, see the new selection and ask us why TYNAN'S famous KANT-SAG construction is best! 2. A very nice semi-modern TYNAN 4- SEATER, 2-PIECE CHESTERFIELD SUITE. 3. "The Elites" Spanish suite of heavy ap- pearance with deep seating comfort. 4. Traditional stylings In a large 100-INCH 4-SEATER SOFA. This suite features a nice high back for seating comfort. 5. For the COLONIAL or EARLY AMERICAN HOME These suites provide sitting comfort as well as a pleasing colonial style. 6. FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLING'for that beautiful forma! living room setting. 7. Enjoy the comfort of this TYNAN SWIVEL ROCKER magnificently styled in, a wide choice of decorator covers. We have over 25 Tynan Suites displayed oh our floor for this showing as well as the complete sample selection of 1972 fabrics. It's a great opportunity for you to select a quality Tynan Product in your choice of fab- rics. Suite prices vary according to your fab- ric selection! Convenient terms Easily Arranged! One of these chairs will be given away Free, Saturday, Feb. 12th. Please come in, around and enter your name for the Lucky Draw of th's Chair! Open Monday, Tues., Wed. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 326 5th Street South Phone 327-8578 ;