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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News In brief Civil servants dismissed CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities have dismissed 64 high-level civil servants and journalists on charges of anti-government propaganda and attempting to undermine the regime of President Anwar Sadat, it was announced Saturday. Those purged also were banned from engaging in any future political activity. The decision was taken by the disciplinary committee of the ruling Arab Socialist Union, Egypt's only authorized political party. Wounded senator improving WASHINGTON (AP) - The condition of Senator John C. Stennis continued to improve Sunday at Walter Reed Army Hospital where he is being treated for bullet wounds suffered in a holdup-shooting last Tuesday night, a hospital statement said. A spokesman said the 71-year- old Mississippi Democrat remained on the "very serious" list, but his condition "maintained the level of improvement stated yesterday." Stennis rested well during the night, the spokesman said. Tlie senator was shot twice outside his Washington home by two teen-aged robbers who are still being sought by police. Former MP heads Tories CHAKLOTTETOWN (CP) -Melvin J. McQuaid, a 61-year-old lawyer from Souris, P.E.L, and a former member of Parliament, reached a new peak in his political career Saturday when he was chosen leader of the Island Progressive Conservative party by acclamation. In a brief but rousing address to a crowded convention centre, Mr. McQuaid pledged his best efforts to return the party to power. The last PC government here was defeated in 1966 by Premier Alex Cambell's Liberals. Mr. McQuaid, an MP from 1965 until last October when he declined to run again, took over a party that holds seven seats in the 32-seat legislature. One seat is vacant and the other 24 are held by Liberals. One of the seven seats is Mr. McQuaid's. He won a provincial byelection in Kings 1st riding last December. Toys of ivar Fox hunt disrupts airport LONDON (HEUTER) - A full-scale British fox hunt disrupted London's Gatwick Airport Saturday and forced a jet airliner to circle overhead because it was dangerous to land. The hunt, with hounds and horsemen in full cry after the fox, was spotted by the control tower staff as the pack entered the far end of the airfield and moved close to the main runway. The control tower temporarily diverted the approaching jet as a safety precaution. A police spokesman said later: "The hunt passed several no-entry signs, but in fact there are no barriers at that point to prevent access. The trouble is that hounds and horses can't read." Farmer killed in raid SALISBURY, Rhodesia (Reu-ter) - Guerrillas struck a white-owned Rhodesian farm Sunday night and killed a 72-year-old man, informed sources said today. It was the fourth attack on a | white farmstead in the tobacco-I growing Centenary district I shine Dec. 21-and the second civilian fatality in the area, i An Atric:''' farm a=.s slant , was wounded in Sunday night's I raid, the source said. A South Vietnamese boy plays amid a pile of empty shell casings one of the last fire missions of the war alongside Route One, north c left behind f Hue. after Richardson supports Alberta in gas price hike skirmish OTTAWA (CP) - Defence Minister James Richardson has aligned himself with Alberta in the skirmish with Ontario over raising natural gas prices. Mr. Richardson, one of two Westerners in the federal cabi- Davis favors death penalty NORTH VANCOUVER (CP) -Environment Minister Jack Davis told the annual meeting of Capilano Liberals Sunday he intends to vote for retention of capital punishment when the bill comes before Parliament. "Until the parole system is tightened up, I am a retention- ist, or at least an advocate of a life imprisonment sentence imposed upon murders," he told about 150 of his constituents. Mr. Davis said he'll be canvassing his riding for opinions on capital punishment during the next two weeks. Wardair talks resumed OTTAWA (CP) - Federal Conciliators have persuaded two sides in the Wardair labor dispute to meet today in Vancouver. The two conciliators, appointed by the federal labor department, have been holding separate talks with representatives of both the striking flight attendants and management. The three-week-old strike by 100 stewardesses of the charter airline is centred around a dispute over the length of the working day. to visit Composer dies at 77 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andy Razaf, black composer and lyricist who wrote the words for TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of TUMSr Take gentle-acting FsR ... Nature's remedy! W is an all-vegetable laxative. For over 70 years, Nl has been giving folks pleasant, effective relief overnight. Nt tonight... tomorrow alright! REGL/MR-CHOCOUrf COATED-JUNIORS such songs as Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin' and Stompin' at the Savoy, died Saturday at 77. Razaf wrote more than 1,000 songs, collaborating with such as Thomas (Fats) Waller. Louis Armstrong, William C. Handy, Eubie Blake, Clarence Williams and Paul Denniker. He was born in Washington, D.C., in 1895, shortly after his mother, a member of Madagas-can royalty, fled that country during a French invasion in which his father, was killed. During the 1920s his works were in demand on Broadway and in Harlem nightclubs. He turned out hits throughout the 1930s, including Revival Day and That's What I Like About the South. TRUE or FALSE? "You cannot understand the Bible" "Everybody interprets the Bible in his own way" "The Bible is confusing" "It doesn't matter what you believe" "God speaks in different ways to different people.' ATTEND THE BIBLE DISCUSSIONS - AT -Lethbridge Sports Centre, Room 1 11 St. and 5 Ave. S. 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, FEB. 6 EVERYONE WELCOME DISCUSSION OPEN TO ALL WASHINGTON (CP) - Henry Kissinger will go to Peking later this month in what seems to be another United States effort to warm up relations with China. The presidential adviser will visit Peking Feb. 15-19, after completing his Feb. 10-13 Hanoi trip and after a brief rest somewhere in Asia-not Saigon. Though the Vietnam ceasefire and prospects for peace throughout Indochina are bound to come up in the Peking talks, presidential press officer Ronald Ziegler said Saturday that this is not the express purpose of the visit. "No agenda is set," Ziegler said. "Both sides can bring up what they want to bring up. The fecus of the talks will be on the further normalization of relations." This will be Kissingers fifth journey to Peking. The first two, in July and October of 1971. paved the way for Nixon's official visit to China in February last year. The White House was careful to emphasize that Kissinger's visit to China was not directly related to the Vietnam war or the ceasefire agreement. In his meetings with Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai and foreign ministry officials, the presidential adviser would continue to exchange views on issues of common interest, the White House said. net, was interviewed on the CTV television program Question Period for broadcast Sunday. The minister represents the riding of Winnipeg South. The wrangle between the two provinces has threatened to escalate to full-scale war in recent months as various rari-e5; chose sides. The contention of Alberta Premier Peter Loug-heed is that low-priced Alberta gas is subsidizing Ontario industry. The increase favored by the premier would cost Ontario homeowners and industries $21.6 billion over the next 30 years. What rankles many is that Alberta proposes selling gas to the U.S. at prices lower than those charged Ontario. A. E. R. Lawrence, Ontario provincial secretary for resource development, called the Alberta action "so serious that it shakes the foundations of Confederation itself." About 95 per cent of Ontario's gas comes from Alberta. "I endorse what Mr. Lough-eed. has been saying," Mr. Richardson said Friday. "Lis- ten, we have been paying above world prices for years for what is produced in Ontario," Mr. Richardson said and added it is only natural that Alberta should reciprocate by selling natural gas to Ontario at a higher price. Premier Lougheed's proposal would help subsidize industrial development in Alberta, Mi-. Richardson said, as has been done in Ontario for years. Asked if he considers himself a Manitoban before a Canadian the minister answered: "No, I'm a Western Canadian but I believe that strong parts make a strong country and I don't apologize to anyone for trying to build a stronger Western Canada." The West, he said, wants to build industrial strength. One reason is that young Western Canadians emerging from universities cannot pursue careers in the West. "They believe that farming is a good occupation but they can't all be wheat farmers and they can't all be hard rock miners." UAWU official suggests formula to end strikes 8 persons die in B.C. accidents By THK CANADIAN PRESS At least eight persons died accidentally in British Columbia during the weekend, seven of them in traffic, and a man was missing and feared drowned after his plane crashed off shore near White Rock. A search was to resume today for a Cessna 175 owned and piloted by Lawrence Toewf, 37, of CJlearbrook, that crashed into the sea Saturday. The Cessna's log book and other debris were found by divers bul (here was no (race of Mr. Toewf. OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) - Dennis McDermott, Canadian director and international vice-president of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), said Saturday he has a formula to eliminate strikes. He told delegates to a UAW seminar to follow the example of doctors and lawyers who have their own organizations to set their wages. "Doctors select their grey-haired old men for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons who are trusted in their wisdom to simply tell every one else what their fees will bi," he said. The Law Society of Upper Canada has a similar setup, he added. "Their judgments are so infallible that they are above the law. If a lawyer cheats a customer they have a. slushfund for bailing him out. "A doitor who is ripping off thousands or hundreds of thousands of dolars gets slapped on the wrist, by his associates and the unemployed worker gets a four-month sentence for ripping off $157 from the Unemployment Insurance Comission." He said there is another double standard in the fact that General Motors sets its own prices. It does not have to face a tribunal, adversaries or have to threaten strike action to get the prices it wishes. . STRESSES EDUCATION Walter Pitman, a former deputy-leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and now dean of arts and science at Peterborough, said unions must concentrate more on educating their members and less on "how much money they can squeeze" out of companies. "What we have to do Is change the whole direction o* the labor movement to a learning society," he told the seminar. Fire destroys cafe BASSANO, Alta. (CP) -Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Alberta Cafe in this community about 70 miles east of Calgary at 10:15 p.m. Sunday night. RCMP said no injuries resulted and no estimate of damage was available. 12 skiers killed by avalanches INNSBRUCK (AP) - Avalanches roaring down the Austrian Alps killed 12 skiers Sunday, including 10 West Germans buried on a s'ope known to be dangerous in winter. It was one of the highest lolls taken by the "white death" in a single day in Austria. The Germans were, in a group of 25 skiers on the 7,000-foct Kirchspitze, near the Gerlos Pass. They were m?.mbcrs of a Bavarian Alpine sports organization. The group went up the mountain on a path designated as dangerous because of frequent avalanches and took a hazardous downhill course usually avoided by skiers, the chief of a local ski school said. Socred executive asked to review Hooke case EDMONTON (CP) - Social Credit delegates Friday called for the party's new executive to review the ousting of former cabinet minister A. J. Hooke, and possibly ask him to rejoin the party. Delegates attending the convention's annual meeting were widely split on whether to approve or reject league action which saw Mr. Hooke's membership withdrawn in late 1971 for actions "not in the aims of the league." A proposal by Rev. R. A. Bauer of Edmonton calling for the matter to be referred to the new executive was passed. Mr. Hooke had been quoted during the 1971 provincial election campaign - which saw the Progressive Conservatives dethrone Social Credit - that the party under leader Harry Strom had not been true to Social Credit principles. League President Bill Johnson told delegates in his report that Mr. Hooke, one of the original founding members of the Social Credit Party and who held six cabinet posts, had said during the election campaign it would be wise for voters to vote Conservative because Social Credit was just another Conservative Party. The matter was raised because party constitutional requirements require all membership revokations made by the league to be reviewed at the following annual convention. Mr. Johnson, who is retiring after having been party president since 1968, said the convention "just called for a review .. . and it is my personal opinion if they do ask Mr. Hooke to rejoin the party, there will be some conditions attached." "The delegates were saying they feel the year's suspension is enough punitive action." Mr. Hooke, in an interview later, said any decision to rejoin the party mil depend on how the invitation - if any is forthcoming - is phrased. "If they ask me to retract New Creditistes elected QUEBEC (CP) - Quebec Creditistes, up to now a force only in rural parte of the province, Sunday clectel a leader they hope can make inroads for the party in Montreal. Yvon Dupuis, once a federal Liberal cabinet minister who uas forced to resign over charges of influen ^-peddling-he was later acquitted-won the leadership in a remarkable political comeback. He represents political capital for the party because of a large and loyal following he built up during his years as a radio hotline host in Montreal after he left the Pearson government. And his victory demonstrates what is seen as a growing element of conservatism in Quebec politics. Considered an extreme conservative himself, he spoke of authority in his victory speech but said he did not stand for "a fascist authority, an unreasonable authority, but a properly-constituted authority." Mr, Dupuis defeated Camil Samson, former Creditiste leader, Arm and Bois, who was interim leader for almost: a year following Mr. Samson's resignation last February, and Fabien Roy, Creditiste house leader in the Quebec national assembly. The convention itself was unusual. All paid-up Creditiste party members in Quebec were eligible to vote. mers layoffs voluntary GRANDE CACHE, Alta. (CP) - A system of voluntary layoffs was introduced at the Mc-Intyre - Porcupine Mine here after strong union opposition to a company statement that 150 enmloyees would be laid off. The company and Local 7621 of the United Steelworkers of America agreed Saturday that miners and other workers willing to leave on a voluntary basis will receive full server-ance benefits originally slated for the 150 who were to be laid ofc. The firm announced last Tuesday that 150 men would be laid off and one of two underground mines at this commun ity about 200 miles northwest of Edmonton would be closed. Two days later, the union threatened that all employees would resign as soon as the first man was laid off. To facilitate voluntary layoffs, the union will keep a list in the local office. When the figure of 150 is reached, the company plan will have been achieved without anyone being forced out of work. Local president Jed Farmer said following the meeting that several union members are willing to leave Grande Cache. Layoffs were to be based on seniority, skill and experience. Continue search A search continued today in Ihe Nile River, near Khartoum in northern Sudan, for the body of 23-year-old Wayne Miller of Milk River believed to have drowned in an accident Friday. Mr. Miller's mother, Mrs. Monica Miller, received a telegram from the Canadian embassy in Ottawa Friday informing her of the accident. Mr. Miller was travelling through Africa when the accident, occurred. More than 7,000 of them turned up at the convention and 6,468 voted on the first ballot, which was the largest. anything I've said, I won't, because I have nothing to retract." He said that the story of his lending support to Peter Lougheed's Conservatives during the last election was false, and based entirely on miscompre* heiision. "I have always been a Social Crediter and have never considered supporting any other movement, . . . I've never been enamoured with the Progressive Conservatives - whoever they are." A contributing factor to his dismissal, Mr. Hooke said, may have been that he had urged former premier Harry Strom not to call the last election when he did. "I knew that support for the party was much less than ha desired. I begged him not t� call the election until he had mended his fences, and pointed out that he had another full year to go before an electio, had to be called." Since expulsion from the league, Mr. Hooke has completely withdrawn from public life and devotes much of his time to the writing of two books, one hold-ing socialist and Social Credit theory up for examination, against Conservative and Liberal political philosophy, and the other a light-hearted memoir. Mr. Hooke already has one book published - reminiscence of his more than 35 years in the Social Credit government. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTSjTHE Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:57 SUNSET 5:35 II L Pre Lethbridge ...... 27 4 .21 Pincher Creek ... 27 1 .28 Medicine Hat .... 31 6 .18 Edmonton.......19 -2 .. Grande Prairie ... 11 -6 .03 Calgary......... 23 0 .24 Victoria......... 42 27 .. Penticton........ 34 28 .. Prince George ... 24 0 Kamloops....... 34 29 .03 Vancouver...... 40 27 .. Saskatoon....... 14 3 .22 Regina .......... 30 22 .16 Winnipeg........ 16 -1 .. Toronto......... 37 19 .. Ottawa .......... 35 12 .04 Montreal ...".....35 13 St. John's........ 50 27 .06 Halifax......... 33 29 /. Charlottetown .... 38 25 .. Fredericton ...... 34 25 .02 Chicago......... 52 37 ., New York....... 47 40 Miami.......... 70 64 .. Los Angeles ...... 63 50 .05 Las Vegas....... 64 39 .. Phoenix......... 72 48 .. Honolulu........ 81 62 ,. Rome............ 55 32 ., Paris........... 39 34 .. London .......... 46 37 .. Berlin.......... 45 32 .. Amsterdam ...... 39 27 .. Moscow......... 28 33 .. Stockholm....... 46 43 .. Tokyo........... 48 36 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge - Calgary - Today: Cloudy with light snow :ind drifting snow. Winds N t.i NE20. Highs 10-15. Lows zero - 10 below. Tuesday: Cloudy along the mountains otherwise mostly sunn y. Winds NE15 by the afternoon. Highs near 10 above. Medicine Hat - Today: Cloudy with snow and' drifting snow. Winds N to NE 15-25. Highs 10-15. Lows near zero. Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 10. Columbia Kootenay-Today: Cloudy with a few snowflurries. Windy. Tuesday: Cloudy with sunny periods. A few snowflurries. Highs today near 25. Lows tonight 5 to 15. Highs Tuesday in the low 20s. Knight Heavy Duty MANURE SPREADERS With the famous "Clod-Buster Beater."  6 Powerful Models-fu!l range of capacities.  KNIGHT is the original Single Beater Spreader.  All models have PTO Drive.  May be converted to All-Purpose Unloader,  Engineered for Performance and 5afety. General Far COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 north to Stavely is mainly clear with occasional slippery sections. Stavely to Calgary is snow covered with drifting snow. Calgary to Edmonton is clear in the driving lanes with half the lanes snow covered, drifting snow at the intersections. Highway 3 west to Monarch, wheel paths are bare. Monarch to Fort Maclcod is very slippery. Fort Macleod to Pincher Creek is mainly clear with a 60 per cent covered with ice. Pincher Creek to the B.C. border covered with light snow and ice. Highway 3 east, driving lanes are bare with snow on the shoulders and drifitng snow in the sheltered areas. Highway 4 to Coutts, wheel paths are bare except in for drifting snow in the sheltered areas. All remaining highways in the Lethbridge district are mostly bare with the exception of drifting snow. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is mainly snow covered with slippery sections. Banff to Revel-stoke lias been plowed and sanded and has occasional slip-peiy sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitt)*"� ch-ins are Fr-d.-t^y in all national parks and on J:i access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville. B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p,m. ;