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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Arbitration urged to settle Canada-U.S. OTTAWA (CP) much as 200 miles did not spell out so, but he echoed American expert on arbitration External Affairs States-Canada noted that in He said Allan MacEachen suggested Tuesday that dispute over would have others have been two countries to send such there are resorting to arbitration large portions the World ahead as buth resolve urgent fish-rich Georges Allister look to their own problems on both involved as well noted interests. the past Canada both sides of the Rut'us Smith, said the border a loser in there would be a head of the bureau of involve cases with the to a more narrow dian affairs in the fisheries Smith retired of those national state department, to exploration state department than in the past. both governments after a career Smith also echoed taken rigid positions on him spend about for close consultation questions and are far has dealt with in Canada and that' ministers on both no of the border from in Washington as of the border know He said in testimony of Juan de of' is happening and the Senate Vancouver only with shoot from the hip. relations committee the state of Mr. Smith recommended the problem on the out to senate committee Canadian parliamen- Coast is a major Smith Canada-U.S. get to know Mr. Smith was that there with emphasis on The role and to the problem of extending border that of of Congress and the border out to into Smith said young congressmen was Eventually Canada Alaska and the two expanding in the to have economic good and should Wednesday, February 5, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 25- 'Triple threat system' in RCMP, inquiry told 1975 good year for house buyer WINNIPEG (CP) William Teron, president of Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corp. said Tues- day that 1975 should be a good year for the buyer and for the competitive builder of new housing. Mr. Teron said interest rates which rose during the second half of 1974 have been tapering off in recent.weeks and prices will follow suit. Speaking to the annual meeting of the Housing and Urban Development Associa- tion of Canada, he said Canadians still are feeling the psychologicl effects of a tight money situation. "We still have demand reluctance. People are in a wait-and-see posture." He was confident, however, that federal programs to boost home ownership and subsidize housing starts would have the desired effect. CMHC has earmarked million for public housing in 1975 and co-operative and non- profit groups have been as- signed another million, "so there's lot of money out there." Others participating in a panel discussion with Mr.p Teron on the housing outlook appeared, for the most part, less optimistic. Victor Kreepart, president Vof Metropolitan Properties .Ltd. of Winnipeg, said as much as 20 per cent of the new housing market has been pre- sold, because of fears over inflation. He said said the house build- ing industry is in trouble now and faces more difficulties. Builders are concerned about the possibility of rent controls, changing lot re- quirements and higher taxes. Harold Freure, chairman of the association's committee on research and the president of Harold Freure Ltd. of Kitchener, Ont., said the current housing situation is marked by uncertainty. He said governments, which had never before been so heavily involved in the ing industry, should not over- react. Federal programs were welcome but the industry should maintain confidence in itself. James Brooks, president >ahd general manager of Kinross Mortgage Corp., said interest rates are subject to international pressures. It was impossible to calculate the effect of billion in "footloose oil dollars floating around the world, looking for a market." Mr. Brooks said Canada is not likely to face a shortage of mortgage money. Mr. Brooks said that, in addition to the influence of Arab oil money on world 'finances, the present double- digit level of inflation made customary methods of finan- cial forecasting outmoded. LAND OF TURTLES Tulpechoken is an Indian word denoting "land of the turtles." SMITH'S COLOR T.V. APPLIANCES LTD. TELEVISIONS APPLIANCES AUCTION SALE POLISH HALL 745 13th STREET NORTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7 p.m. Having been favoured with inttruclions from Smith's Color TV A Appliances Ltd., we will offer the following items at lilted below which is merely a guide and in no way a warranty or guarantee as to condition or age and subject to delations, errors or minor changes as you may find them at sale time, as all items are subject to prior sale and more trade Ins may be added. TERMS: Cash the day of sale, with settlement in full before re- moval from the premises. TELEVISION SETS: 1-RCA 23" 1-RCA 19" color portable; 4-RCA 25" color; 2-Zenith 23" B W; 1- Zenith 19" portable; 1-Admiral 19" portable with stand; 1-RCA 26" color; 1-RCA 22" color; 2-Sanyo 19" portable; 1-Sears 19" color; 2-Zenith 22" color; 1- Sylvania 25" color; 1-Emerson 25" color; 1-Vlking 21" color; 1-Dumpnt 25" color; 1-Emerson stereo-radio-TV No. 3-way combination; 1-Zenith hi fi stereo. WASHING MACHINES S CLOTHES DRYERS: 1-West- inghouse automatic washer dryer 1-lnglis automatic washer; 1-lnglls dryer; 1-Viking automatic washer; 1-Viking wringer washer; 1-Frid- gedaire electric dryer washer (matched inghouse portable washer and spin dryer; 1-Westing- house front load automatic washer; electric dryers; 1-Connor dryer; 1-Westinghouse automatic washer dryer (matched 1-Philco wa'sher dryer REFRIGERATORS: 1-SerVel gas fridge 8 cu. 1- Westinghouse 2 door frost free; 2- fridgidaire 9 cu. ft. GAS A ELECTRIC RANGES: 1-0'Keele Merrill 36" gas range; 2-Frigldaire 30" electric; 1- fridgidaire deluxe 30" electric; 1-Apt. size 22" gas range; 1-Corqnda 30" gas; 1-Enterprise 30" electric; 1-General Electric. Many more good UMd ft appliances to be offered for sale at sale time. P.S. Management of the hall requests that all merchandise purchased be removed the night of the sale. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. SALE CONDUCTED BY HANDLEY AUCTION AND ENTERPRISED LTD. BOX 105, COALOALE, ALBERTA "SEflwwo mesoun BY WORD OF MOUTH" For further information Phom 345-3534, or the) owner Le< Handtey Lie. No. 010120 AUCTIONEER: Fred Burton lie. No. 005815 Lie. No. 010121 VANCOUVER (CP) A. former HCMP' officer told a federal inquiry into RCMP procedures yesterday that members of the force charged with service offences are treated as guilty and have to prove themselves innocent. Hugh A. Watt of Richmond, B.C., a former staff sergeant who left the service in March, 1973, told the commission that RCMP members live under a "triple threat system" where they can be punished for the same offence twice. In a brief recommending nine changes in internal dis- ciplinary procedures, Mr. Watt said a member charged under the Criminal Code or a provincial statute normally also is charged under the RCMP Act. He said under the RCMP act a member is required to give his commanding officer a statement detailing the inci- dent in question and it is the officer's discretion whether that statement will be used in internal service court proceedings. Mr. Watt said often such statements require a member to give potentially incriminating evidence against himself evidence that would be inadmissible in a regular court. In cases where the service court proceedings precede the criminal or civil court hearing, the findings of the service court, based on civilly inadmissible evidence, can influence the criminal or civil court hearing at a later date. This triple threat situation is worsened, Mr. Watt said, by the regulations governing ser- vice court procedure: For ex- ample, service court cases are generally heard by the members' own commanding officer, who has no legal training. A member is not allowed legal counsel at a hearing and if he is dissatisfied with the decision, within four days he. can but only on the basis of facts or evidence which may be in dispute and only to the RCMP com- missioner, who authorized the charge to be laid originally. Under the RCMP act, the commissioner may quash the subjected to this kind of punishment without counsel. "It is no wonder members feel they are not dealt with impartially in service court decision, dismiss it, reduce he said. the penalty, order a new hear- ing or uphold the original decision. However, Mr. Watt said a penalty can be levied against a member by the com- missioner even if the service court hearing finds him not guilty. He emphasized that in his own experience and that of other members whom he knew in his nearly 25 years' service in the RCMP, that a member who appeals is given no chance to appear before the appelate board1 or presiding officer and is only informed that the appeal has been heard, 'after it has taken place, and a decision has been made. He added that a member charged in service court also has no access to reports made to the appelate board on which the decision was made, and is not given any written or oral reason for the'decision. Since under service court proceedings a member may be demoted, or imprisoned from 30 days to one year with loss of pay and benefits, Mr. Watt said it "seems strange in our society that anyone can be 'I feel several of the procedures abrogate the Canadian Bill of In his own case, Mr. Watt said, when he left the force he had received his long service medal, his membership papers carried the comment "conduct very and he had never been convicted of any offences under the RCMP Act, the criminal code or a provincial statute. Yet, he said he had been demoted after being ac- quitted in service court proceedings from staff sergeant to corporal. Emphasizing the limitations he had experienced in attempting to defend himself and stressing that his case was not unique, Mr. Watt said, "it's a little hard to go home after 21 years and tell your family your pay cheque isn't going to be as large as it was yesterday when you haven't been convicted of any internal or external offence." MANY PLANTS There are varieties of flowering plants in Jamaica. BUYING A NEW CAR? Don't FORGET Rust Insurance Duracoat Auto Body Undercoat and Rust Proofing Cuts road noise seals out dust and water and is guaranteed to protect your'car fro'm" rust cor- rosion. CARDINAL MUFFLER CENTRE 2710-121H Ave. S. Phone 328-6353 Warm welcome Egyptian President left, gives a vyarm greeting to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko before their talks Tuesday at the presidential palace rest house in the Cairo suburb of Barrage. Sadat announced that Soviet Communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev is still planning to visit Egypt. Premier Barrett urged to resign BEST BUY Admiral VICTORIA (CP) Both Social Credit Leader Bill Bennett and Liberal Leader David Anderson called yester- day for Premier Dave Barrett to resign following a British Columbia Supreme Court decision on a dispute between egg producers and the B.C.1 Egg Marketing Board. Mr. Barrett, however, in- sisted he did not mislead the legislature on his role in the dispute, dubbed the "chicken" and egg war" when it held the attention of the legislature for more than a month last spring. "I did not threaten anyone in any way and there was Alaskan road talks under way OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen said Tuesday that Canada and the United States still are discussing whether to reconstruct and pave a por- tion of the Alaska Highway. He told Erik Nielsen (PC Yukon) in the Commons that the last discussions were held Jan: 21. Mr. MacEachen said the talks are still in the' preliminary stages among of- ficials in his department. CALLED GRAVEYARD Cape Hatteras, off the coast of North Carolina, is sometimes called the graveyard of the Atlantic because so many ships have been wrecked there. nothing wrong with what I said Mr. Barrett. Mr. Bennett and Mr. Anderson said the court deci- sion proved Mr. Barrett lied to the legislature and that in accordance with parliamen- tary practice, -must resign. Mr. Bennett said the judg- ment is an independent and non political statement on the question of the premier's credibility and integrity, which could never have been settled as objectively in the legislature. He said the judgment proves Mr. Barrett's word cannot be trusted. Mr.. Anderson, who was ejected from the legislature five times last spring after claiming Mr. Barrett had lied to the House, said that "there is no question the judge, has come to a decision the premier did indeed lie to the legislature." "When a man deliberately lies in this manner to any parliament or legislature, he must said Mn Ander- son. Mr. Barrett said, that a meeting with Central B.C. Egg Producers on Oct. 27, 1972, was an opportunity for the producers to express their dissatisfaction with the marketing board, set up in 1967 under the previous Social Credit government. In his judgment Monday, Mr. Justice E. E. Hinkson rul- ed that Mr. Barrett did the dispute. He ruled that the six producers, all from the Prince George area, must pay in ad- ministrative levies they had withheld from the board. He also dismissed the producers' counter suits in which they charged the marketing board with breach of contract and with interfer- ing with their business operations. Channel" 4-dimensional sound system provides 4-channel sound ambience when two additional speakers are added. (Additional speakers are optional extra) Four speakers: two two 3Vi" Choice of 3 styles Admiral. 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