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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February THE LETHMIDQI HERALD U.S. note reassures Canada WASHINGTON (CP) A senior state department official -said Wednesday the latest United States position on the controversial Garrison irrigation project in North Dakota was meant to assure Canada that its treaty rights in cross-border rivers will be respected. Canadian diplomats had expressed concern when the1 U.S. diplomatic note was delivered to the Canadian embassy Tuesday. The response to a Canadian request last fall that work on the project be halted three main points: Current construction work on the project will not affect the water quality of the Souris and Red rivers flowing into Manitoba from North Dakota. i "In developing any feature of the Garrison diversion unit that will affect Canada the U.S. will comply with its obligation to Canada not to pollute water crossing the boundary" in violation of the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty between the two countries. The U.S. wants to arrange meetings with Canadian repre- sentatives to discuss the project after current American studies are completed, probably in March. "The note was intended to be reassuring about our commitment to the said Rufus Smith, deputy assistant secretary of state for Canadian affairs. No ambiguity had been intended either about the desire for full consultation with Canada or the tim- ing of a meeting with Canadian representatives, he said. Although the note did not set a firm schedule, Smith said he anticipates a meeting "very promptly" after results of current studies by the interior de- partment are distributed to U.S. and Canadian officials in the spring. Canadian representatives here avoided any detailed reaction to the note until they had more opportunity to consider it. However, initial response indicated disappointment that the United Sates had not renounced future work on the project that might affect the Red and Souris rivers, nor had it set out clearly the role Canada would have in deciding what constituted a violation of a treaty obligation. The American note said that "no construction particularly affecting the waters flowing into Canada will be undertaken unless it is clear that this obligation will be met." Asked whether the position would have to be equally "clear" to Canada as the U.S., Smith replied that if a differ- ence of opinion arose, "we would have to cope with it." But he said the wording was not meant to be evasive. Meanwhile, the state department was kept busy supplying copies of its note to congressmen and senators who have shown interest in the project. Penance Home-buyers eye small towns ritual revised GENERAL FARM The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge...... 28 19 .04 Pincher Creek 29 10 .04 Medicine Hat 28 9 Edmonton 27 -1 Grande Prairie.. 24 4 Jasper.......... 30 21 Banff........... 32 8 Calgary....... 26 20 .05 Victoria........ 44 36 Penticton....... 46 34 Prince George 29 28 .37 Kamloops 40 34 Vancouver...... 42 37 Saskatoon....... 16 3 .03 Regina......... 18 0 .02 Winnipeg 5 24 Toronto......... 15 11 .32 Ottawa......... 14 11 Montreal 13 9 St. John's....... 33 25 Halifax........ 27 17 .46 Charlottetown 21 15 .05 Predericton..... 23 3 Chicago 25 20 .25 New York...... 37 27 .17 Miami.......... 75 51 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary Cloudy periods today and Friday. Winds becoming W20 and gusty along the foothills this afternoon, highs today near 30. Lows 15. Highs Friday 30-35. Columbia, Kootenay Mostly cloudy today and Friday. Sunny periods in the south and a few snowflurries in the north. Highs today and Friday, in the 30s. Lows tonight, near 15 in eastern sections and about 25 in the west. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Widely scattered snows today ending tonight. Friday partly cloudy. Increasing southwest winds along east slopes becoming strong and gusty Friday warming trend. Highs today 25 to 35. Lows tonight 15 to 30. Highs Friday 40s except 30s northeast. West of Continental Divide Scattered snow at times today. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Wanner Friday. Highs today 30s. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Friday 35 to 45. MIXER MILLS Grind and Mix with one of the Better Mills GEHL or OWATONNA with Large Capacity and Power Bale Feeder, from GENERAL FARM SUPPLES Coutte Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT M of 8 a.m. Feb. 7 Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, bare and dry, with occasional slippery sections. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. boundary, generally bare with occasional icy sections through the Crowsnest Pass. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coatts, mainly bare and dry. Highway S, Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton, mainly bare. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, generally bare with occasional slippery sections Highway 2, north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, generally bare with occasional icy areas and sections of loose snow. Highway 2, south. Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway, generally bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 23, via Vulcan and High River, mostly bare with some slippery sections. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, generally bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, mostly bare with some icy patches. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, west, Calgary to Banff, mostly bare with drifting around Motley Flats, some slippery sections. Banff to Golden, mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Golden to Revdstoke, two inches of snow with plowing in progress, some slippery sections. Revelstoke to 3 Valley Gap, mostly bare with some slippery sections, plowing and sanding has been done. Banff-Radium highway, mostly bare with occasional slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Banff-Jasper highway, one inch of snow, continuing, plowing and sanding on slippery sections. Ports catty: Times in Mountain Standard Tune (Alber- opening and dosing times: Carway 8 a.m. to S p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Cootts open 34 boors; Del Bonita 9 a.m to S p.m.; Kingsgate open 84 bom s; PorttuD Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RoowviDe 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Guwfe Cwtaon hwn owvci fcow earlier Jo. wfcesj MMMM wett time.) Baby boom in Alberta OTTAWA (CP) The num- ber of births in Canada in- creased 1.5 per cent in 1973, to from in 1972, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. The increase came wholly from Quebec and Alberta. However, the increase is too small to indicate that the birth rate, declining over the last several years, is reversing di- rection, said Dr. Saul Silverman of the Science Council of Canada. Statistics Canada reported that the 19737birtli rate was 15.8 per population, an increase from 15.7 in 1972. The country's marriage rate was 8.9 per for the 12-month period ending in September, 1973, and the total number of marriages during this period was down two per cent from the previous 12- month period, the statistics agency reported. NEW YORK (AP) The Roman Catholic Church issued a revised ritual Wednesday for penance which loosens up the format and allows either for retaining or eliminating the age-old, xdarkened confessional booth. "The 'box' as we have known it may be done away said Rev. Thomas Kronsnicki, associate director of the United States bishops' liturgy committee. "The more likely setting will be the confessional room." Except in unusual circum- stances, however, the new provisions do not alter the standing requirement for individual confession for forgiveness in case of grave or "mortal" sin. The new rites, issued by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship as the final phase of the church's current liturgical reforms, also point up the communal aspects of sin and forgiveness in relation to others, rather than focusing only on the individual Reflecting th'e broader ap- proach, the name of the rite has been changed to the "sacrament of reconciliation" or "pe- nance." It had been called which implied it was only a private matter. CONFESSIONS DECLINING The new penitential rites came at a time of heavy decline in the frequency of confessions among Catholics. Father Kronsnicki said the 'dropoff may have been due to the lack of community orientation which now is provided for. "It's an invitation to recog- nize anew the indispensable role of the community in this sacrament. It's an invitation to place the sacrament of reconciliation into the entire dynamics of Christian he said. The revisions call for freer, less formalized conversation between priest and penitent, along with use of scripture and spontaneous prayer, and also allows for shifting the setting out of the dim, old with ijs screen separating the two par- ticipants. The 121-page document in called. Ordo Paenitentiae (Order of Penance) still is to be fully translated into English, and will be implemented in the U.S. only after a full English translation is approved by U.S. bishops and the Vatican, probably -within a year. OTTAWA (CP) The current hunger for home- ownership coupled with high land prices in urban centres is apparently behind a spectacular jump in house construction in rural areas in 1973, say government housing experts. They say many home- buyers seem to be looking for cheaper homes in small towns and country areas where land prices are lower. Demand for new particularly single-family growing despite last year's record-breaking pace of housing starts. The year-end inventory of newly-completed homes in ur- ban centres with populations of and more was units, 48 per cent below the 1972 total, says Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. So people are gobbling up houses as quickly as they are built and still demand more. One government source said builders are obviously reacting io demand for home- ownership. With land costs rising sharply in urban centres, home-purchasers were looking for -homes in rural well outside the city fringes. Land price increases have been particularly high in cities like Toronto where the average lot price last fall was about Up in the last two years. Housing starts by province with last year's figures in brackets: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Feeds the birds This elderly man poses with five of his friends near the St. Lawrence River, where he feeds the pigeons every day. Articling law students criticized by judge Policies no threat to Alberta's future PETERBOROUGH, Ont. (CP) New federal energy policies will not threaten Alberta's future prosperity, State Secretary Hugh Faulkner said Wednesday. "Alberta wul continue to prosper as one of our richest he said in a speech prepared for a local Kiwanis Club meeting. "But the basis of our federation is the fundamental prin- ciple that such prosperity cannot be at the expense of other less fortunate Canadians and without regard to the national interest." He said Alberta is entitled to a fair return for its oil, but he defended Ottawa's position that revenues from rising oil prices should be used to benefit the entire country. Long- term energy policies had to be worked out in co-operation between Ottawa and provincial governments. Constitutional arguments should not obscure the objective of a national energy policy that will benefit all regions and provinces, he said. The constitution gives the provinces control of natural re- sources but grants Ottawa jurisdiction over interprovincial and international trade. Federal and provincial officials currently are attempting to work out a long-range pricing system for domestic oil. Alberta produces about 85 per cent of all domestic petroleum. Mental health campaign EDMONTON Senior Provincial Court Judge Carl Rolf said Wednesday court procedures should be changed to restrict some of the freedoms enjoyed now by articling law students. He made the comments while addressing an articling law student who was defending a client in provincial court. Judge Rolf told the student it was "not in the interest of Dairymen promised aid EDMONTON (CP) The price of dairy products must go up and the federal government must provide a long-range national agricultural policy if Canadian dairy operations are to survive, says Alberta Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer. Dr. Horner told the Alberta Dairyman's Association annual meeting farmers should help the government "sell to the consumer just what the story of the industry is. "We've got to tell the consumer dairy products are one of the best bargains they've got these days, and that they've got to be prepared to pay more if they Conservative agenda listed OTTAWA (CP) Seminars on election organization and the new Election Expenses Act are on the agenda for the federal Progressive Conservative Party annual meeting here March 16 to 19. The meeting also ..ill discuss policy, constitutional amendments and will elect new officers. The party's youth federation will hold an all-day meeting Saturday, March 16. Its women's association will hold a similar session the next day. The actual general meeting begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17 with speeches, officers' reports and constitutional amendments. Monday will be devoted to policy sessions and seminars. Tuesday, March 19, there will be speeches and balloting for the association officers. Leader Robert Stanfield will hoM a bearpit question- and-answer session with delegates Monday evening and will be the keynote speaker Tuesday morning. don't want to be importing from places like New Zealand and Ireland." He said a shortage of farm labor in Alberta will be aggravated by further development of the petrochemical and oil industries. He described the manpower shortage as the "basic problem" facing the dairy industry. Dr. Horner said he is willing to "put forward to the legislature a proposal for a production incentive system that will keep people in the dairy industry." He said be would negotiate the type of assistance required with dairy fanners and predicted the program, which would be retroactive to Feb. 1, will be ready "in a few weeks." GOING BROKE Producers need a greater return for their products and more stability in government policies, according to Reuben Huber of Brooks, a dairy farmer participating in a panel discussion. He said an increase in the price of milk is needed. "Dairy fanners are going out of business in Alberta almost every Mr. Huber said. "We do not have enough control over the sale of our product, its' price and he said. Farmers hit by bankruptcy GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Farmers who suffered losses totalling in the closure on a grain holding company have agreed on sharing the proceeds of a performance bond posted by the firm. The 99 farmers involved will receive "considerably less than 100 cents on the said Joe Mytik of Rycroft, Alta., chairman of the committee representing the farmers. They had all deposited substantial amounts of grain with Diversified Crops Ltd. when it went into bankruptcy last June. The grain was seized by the company's creditors. justice" that he should be appear Jig in court defending a man charged with.a criminal offence. Under section 91 of the Legal Profession Act, an articling law student now can appear before court to defend a client in two instances if the client is charged with a summary conviction, or if it is an indictable offence and the accused has no right to elect trial in another court. The maximum penalty for a summary conviction offence is a fine or six months in jail. In the case of an indictable offence without electron, the maximum penalty is two years in jail. EDMONTON (CP) Mental Health-Alberta has embarked on a campaign to identify deficiencies in the province's mental health system. The association, in a statement dealing with its' concern about preserving the rights of mental patients, says it wants to hear of instances where people feel they have received inadequate care or have not been able to get the right kind of help. 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