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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Thursday, February 8, 1973 B.C. hires Kienms VICTORIA (CP) - Eric Kier-ans. the former federal Liberal cabinet minister, has been hir- Deir.ocratic Party government of British Columbia, Attorney-General Alex Macdonald said ed as a consultant to the New | Wednesday. Politician presumed dead ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A six-member jury ruled Wednesday there is enough evidence to presume that former House majority leader Hale Boggs, D-LA, is legally dead. After viewing four hours of video tape from a previous presumptive death hearing, the jury iock less than 10 minutes to decide that Boggs was dead. Wickmau arrives for talks MONTREAL (CP) - Foreign |'fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp at Minister Krister Wickman of j Ottawa Friday and Saturday Sweden arrived here Wednesday for a five-day official visit to Montreal and Ottawa. He will meet External Al- and a spokesman at the Swedish Embassy said the Vietnam situation is among topics to be discussed. Cliiiia buys U.S. wheal SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -The United States has sold about $G0 million worth of American wheat, feed grain and soybeans to China recently, Assistant Agriculture Secretary Carroll Brunthaver said Wednesday. He also indicated that $80 million worth of cotton may have be2n sold to China. School strike ended VICTORIA (CP) - Schools | Greater began to return to normal Wed-1 trict. nc.Kiay following Tuesday's set-1 Dement of the 25-day strike by Victoria School Dis- Both sides accepted a two-year contract after sonal intervetntion by maintenance staff against 1 Minister William King. new per-Labor Dupuis' election welcomed QUEBEC (CP) - Rene Lev-esque leader of the Parti Que-becois, says the election of Yvon Dupuis as leader of the Creditiste party is " a gift from heaven." With Mr. Dupuis at its head, the Creditiste party will deal a blow to the Liberal party in urban areas by drawing away votes that the Parti Quebecois "would not be interested in going after," Mr. Levesque said in an interview. Security checks started VANCOUVER (CP) - Air Canada and Pacific Western Airlines Ltd. announced Wednesday a joint plan for increased security surrounding the arrival and departure of their flights at Vancouver Interna- tional Airport. The aii-lines will start a passenger-frisking policy today. The announcement said a complete security check would be made of passengers for all flights leaving Vancouver. Sulphur price increased NEW YORK (CP) - Texas Gulf Inc. announced today it is increasing the price of its Western Canadian sulphur to $9 a long ton to all Canadian and United States customers, effective immediately. The amount of the increase could not be determined immediately. Officials said the price has varied up to now depend- ing on locality. The announcement follows a similar increase the company made early in January when it announced an increase oi' $3 a log ton for frasch sulphur delivered with the U.S. Frasch sulphur is produced in the U.S. The company said today's price increase was due to higher production and other costs. Wage pact hikes lower OTTAWA (CP) - Average wage increases negotiated by organized labor last year were slightly lower than those bargained in 1971, the labor department announced today. An analysis of collective agreements involving 500 or more workers, excluding the construction industry, show that average wage settlements in compound terms were 7.6 per cent, a decrease from the 7.8 per cent in 1371. Of 354 agreements included in the calculation, 108 were three-year arrangements, 185 will last for two years, and 61 are one-year settlements. Average wage increases bargained during the last quarter of 1972 stood at 6.6 per cent, substantially below the 8.8 per cent average of the previous three-month period. Tivisted mess Derailed boxcars of the British Columbia Railway freight train lie zig-zagged across tracks about 30 miles north of Vancouver. The two engines and 12 cars jumped tracks. There were no injuries. Commuters feel effects Strike halts railway service Asper defends Alberta plan to hike gas price ANOLA, Man. (CP) - Manitoba Liberal leader I. H. Asper Wednesday night defended Alberta's move to double the price of natural gas to eastern Canada markets but said it should be applied only east of the Manitoba-Ontario border. Declaring other such counterattacks can be expected if the west doesn't get a better deal from confederation, he said his party will ask Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta to pledge that Manitoba and Saskatche- wan will be exempt from the price rise. He also urged Manitoba's NDP government to call an immediate meeting of the Prairie nail down this exemption and Premiers' Economic Council to pursue other economic and political methods of reinforcing western strength. Mr. Asper spoke to a provincial nominating convention in Springfield constituency. He said further retaliation can be expected from western British Parliament Papers 2,408 price tag PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Striking trainmen closed Penn Central today in a last-ditch bid to keep the largest railroad in the United States from reducing train crews, a cornerstone of the bankrupt line's struggle for survival. The walkout affected thousands of daily passengers and posed a threat to the auto industry. The Senate labor committee called an emergency meeting in Washington, and a committee aide said there may be an attempt to pass a resolution suspending the strike long enough for Congress to look at the issues. Both the Senate and House of Representatives are scheduled to recess today for at least a week. Talks between union and management representatives broke off last Friday, but they were scheduled to meet with labor department officials in Washington today. If there is no negotiated settlement, only a special act of Congress can end the strike. The strike originally was called for early January but was postponed 30 days, the final legal remedy under the Railway Labor Act. Some 300,000 daily passengers, a majority of them commuters in major Eastern and Midwestern metropolitan areas, were the first to feci the effects of the strike. Freight service The Easy Choice. also was halted in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The auto industry meanwhile warned of possible shutdowns. In Detroit, Henry Ford II, chairman of the board of Ford Motor Co., said his company would be closed if the strike lasted long. He said production at 18 plants employing 55,000 could be halted in three to 10 days. Chrysler Corp. said it expected a shortage of parts by Friday and there was a possibility it would suspend all car assembly operations on Monday. General Motors said some of its plants would be affected by the strike within 48 hours. "We're out of a business," a spokesman for the railway said shortly after 28,000 conductors and brakemen walked off the job at 12:01 a.m., the deadline set by Penn Central for implementing new work rules designed to save about $100 million annually. The strike came within 12 hours after the Nixon administration rejected a Penn Central plea for at least $600 million in federal aid. The railway's remaining 52,-000 operating employees, represented by other unions, were notified not to report to work. They had been expected not to cross the picket lines. The. United Transportation Union, which represents the strikers, contends the new work rules would be unsafe. The corridor between Boston The smooth taste /~ of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. Space closes problem four and Washington, including 40 daily New York-to-Philadelphia trains, was without passenger service. The Penn Central runs 1,800 freight and 1,412 passenger trains daily. It was uncertain what effect the showdown would have on the U.S. energy crisis, because the Penn Central is the largest hauler of coal in the U.S. and a leader in the shipment of steel. carry LONDON (CP) - Parliament today accepted a full set of The British Parliament Papers, a 1,-000-volume collection that the publishers say represents the largest-ever single publishing project. Stacked on top of each other the set would tower 16-storeys. With a variety of complementary volumes in the works or yet to be commissioned the project is growing. Thirty-six volumes alone are devoted to Canada and to the Canadian boundary and this set carries a price tag of $2,408. The project began in the early 1960s. Those who ordered a set then have been receiving volumes as they came off the press, starting in 1968. The full set costs �27,000 ($64,150) and four of the 120 sets sold so far have gone to Canada-Laval University, Lakehead University, University of Western Ontario, the National Library, Ottawa, and the University of Saskatchewan. Eighteen of the 36-volume Canada set also have been sold in Canada, say the publishers, Irish University Press, now owned by William Stern, a wealthy London property owner. CENTURY REFLECTED Actually the volumes are a condensation of some 7,000 volumes of parliamentary papers that accumulated between 1800 and 1925-the so-called Blue Books because of the blue paper used to bind them. The gift was accepted on behalf of both houses of Parliament by Lord Maybray King, Speaker of the Commons during most of the years the volumes were being prepared and edited and himself, a scholar of parliamentary affairs. The presentation was made by Ambassador Donald O'Sullivan of Ireland and the books will be housed in the Local health boards able to maintain autonomy proposed new parliamentary library. The papers do not include daily Hansard reports of debate, but the records, reports, testimony, correspondence and submissions to royal commissions and select comittees on a whole range of subjects. They reflect all the changes wrought during the 19th century-the industrial revolution, the reform of government, abolition of slavery-and the commissions which sometimes travelled to Canada and other colonies to take testimony. A highlight of the Canadian volumes is the report of Lord Durham, then high comis-sioner, who made a trip to the provinces in 1838 and reviewed most of the problems of the colony. He proposed to remedy Canada's troubles by uniting the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada and granting them greater control of internal affairs. provinces unless the warning Is heeded that "western patience is near its end, that it is time to sit down at a conference table and reasonably renegotiate as 10 equal partners in confederation the basic economic and political structure of this country to ensure western Canadians a fair deal." Easterners, he said, are protesting Alberta's move "while still insisting that westerners pay $800 per family per year in extra consumer costs - such as excess freight and tariff costs for trucks, television sets, clothes, refrigerators, stoves and washing machines we are forced to import from efficient eastern manufacturers." While the west is totally committed to the concept of one Canada, he said, it is impatient at discrimination it has to endure in such fields as freight rates, immigration policy, regional development policy, tax systems and banking laws among others. Mr. Asper said western Canadians cannot expect any leadership from the NDP in demanding a new deal. "Its power and financial support comes from the eastern based head offices of international unions which do not want to see jobs mce away from Toronto to Winnipeg and thereby shift control of the la-borr force from east to west." However, he urged the Manitoba government to call the premiers' meeting which also should explore methods of greater economic co-operation and prairie interprovincial trade, and economic and political action necessary "to continue the western pressure for a new deal." Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:52 SUNSET 5:40 EDMONTON (CP) - Local health boards will still be able to maintain their autonomy when they have to depend on the provincial government for all their funds, Health Minister Neil Crawford said Wednesday. The minister told a meeting of health officials the Lougheed government's intention of paying 100 per cent of health unit costs in a "no-strings-attached" basis will enable boards to maintain flexibility. Before the government's property tax reduction scheme was announced in Ja'wv, local units could make up the difference between government financing and tfcir budgets with supplementary requisitions to local governments. Mr. Crawford said the new government policy would be able to "at least maintain the level of existing (health) services." He said a policy for determining the base government will use in calculating growing manpower costs in staffing health units will be announced soon. After the coming budget year, a "reasonable escalating factor" could be built into the budgeting process he said. Areas of increased expenditure would be left largely to local boards. The minister added he hoped a local - provincial consultation structure could be established this spring, Represemend in consultations would be local health boards, the province, municipal governments and possibly the public. II L Pre Lctlibridge ... ... 23 0 Pincher Creek .. . 20 5 Medicine Hat .. . 19 6 Edmonton ..... . . 19 -9 Grande Prairie . . . 8 -13 Banff ......... .. 27 -6 Calgary ...... ...25 2 Victoria ...... ... 46 27 Penticton..... . 29 9 Prince George . . 12 -9 Kamlcops ..... ...15 -2 Vancouver ..... .. 43 25 Saskatoon ... . ... 14 -7 Regina ....... Winnipeg...... ... 12 -11 .. 1 -7 Toronto..... ,,,38 20 .13 Ottawa ....... ... 28 22 .16 Montreal ..... :.. 33 28 .14 'St. John's..... ... 52 21 Halifax ....... ...28 25 .03 Charlottetown .. . 22 17 Chicago ...... ... 37 10 .29 New York..... . . 42 35 Miami ......... . 75 62 Los Angeles ... ...60 50 1.27 Las Vegas ..... . . 58 44 Phoenix ...... ... 70 50 .01 Honolulu ..... ...70 43 Rome ......... . 55 34 FIVE STAR CANADIAN HYE WHISKY JOJIPM It SEAGRAM 4 SON3.llMtTI0 WATERLOO, ONTARIO. CAHAOA FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended and bottled by Joseph L. Seagram &. Sons, Ltd., Waterloo, Out. bottle depots CALGARY (CP) - Problems in coping with the large number of returned liquor, wine and soft drink bottles has resulted in the closing of four of rane container depots in the city, Phil Ullman of the environment | department said Wednesday. ! Mr. Ullman, head of the de-' payment's southern Alberta ! branch, said he does not expect I the situation to be remedied be-! fore the end of the month. | He said that under legisla-I tion effective at the start of the | year, Albertans last month returned two million bottles to the depots. The four depots affected did not have enough storage space and lacked sufficient cash to make refunds on the flood of bottles and cans, Mr. Ullman said . Some container depots, he said, assuming an average container value of four cents, paid out as much as $2,800 on a busy day. Cupid may need an arrow but all you need is W[erie Nornian Karl to win her heart on Valentine's Day. An exotic, Persian-inspired fragrance to anoint, moisturize, cleanse, soften, powder hor body. 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Highs today and Friday 25 to 35. Lows tonight zero to 10. Knight Heavy Duty MANURE SPREADERS With the famous "Clod-Buster Beater."  6 Powerful Mode's-full 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 Safety. General Form Su COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 326-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1, Trans Canada f Ion is in good winter driving Highway, Calgary to Banff is mostly bare with a few slippery sections. Banff - Revelstoke, plowed and sanded, some slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory in all na- condition with slippery sections through the towns. Highway 3, west to the B.C. border, driving lanes are bare with occasional slippery sections and ice around the Crows Nest Lake. Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat is bare with a few slippery sections through the towns: All remain'ng hi-'veys in tional parks and on ski access the Lethbridge district are roads Highway 2, north of Edmon- mainly bare with slippery sections through the towns. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coults 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 Rykerls � a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, ;