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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD Wedncidny, Fobrunry 9. 1972- Formula to pay wheat subsidy expected soon Hughes story pair refuse to testify HKGINA (CP) formula for (lislrihulinR Ihe million federal subsidy under Lhe new two-price wheat system will pro! m I >ly be1 announced wil hiii Id days. Olio Lang, minister re- p o n s i 1) 1 e for Hie, Canadian Wheal Board, said Tuesday. The two-price system, which sets a minimum do- nu'slic price for wheat regard- less of export prices, was an- nounced about two weeks ago. The difference between the new minimum a n d the old (il.Wr per bushel) will be MORE A FORT THAN A VILLAGE Barbed wire fence and security check booth fea- ture Ihe Olympic Women's village here, where even family members are barred unless cleared end escorted. ______________ or Maritime passenger trains OTTAWA (CP) -Canadian Pacific and Canadian National llmKvnys have ordered lo continue running all passenger trains between Montreal and Uie j Maritime provinces. But the railway are uneconomic lines, the Canadian ways must apply for disconlinu- transport commission s a s.! ance Lo qualify for federal snl> Losses amounted lo sidics. in 1970. j The commission said it is sal- Applications I o discontinue i Lsfied there is a continuing need the rail services were filed with for a service between Montreal eligible S the commission between J969 I and Lhe Maritimes. Businessman convicted in stolen pearls case (or federal subsidies of iip to 80 and 1970. Under the u'ILL SEEK IDEAS per cent of annual loses on the Transportation Act, the rail- j fffl> mally Feb. 25 to submit ideas to Lhe commission on how to im- prove the M on treal-Mari times 1 passenger train service. i The commission made a simi- lar request before outlining suggestions lo rationalize the I transcontinental passenger train VANCOUVER Van- The three men were arrested service between Montreal and couvcr businessman Eugene in a downtown Vancouver hotel; ToronLo and Vancouver. Killam. 30, vas convicted Tues-j in February, !97i. as two of The commission is discussing day and two other men were de-1 them negotiated for the sale of integration of the transconti- clarod innocent on charges of j the pearls lo undercover police-' passenger train services OTTAWA (CP) A 524-mil- lion program to equip the Cana- dian Armed Forces with a new reconnaissance helicopter, just now getting off the ground, has hit bumpy wealher. A defence department spokes- man said Tuesday a number of been dealt with by modifying the inlet. temperatures of 10 lo 30 above zero, in high humidity, ice may form on tlic fuel-control governor and cause the engine lo ovcrs.need. A fuel control heating kit has been devised to have been detected in overcome the problem. the first half-dozen of 74 Kiowa air-jeep helicopters ordered two years ago from Bell Helicopter Co. of Fort Worth, Tex. Most of the problems are re- lated to Canada's cold-weather flying conditions and some al- ready have been overcome by the aerospace engineering and test establishment at Cold Lake, Alia. The spokesman said experts are hopeful the remaining trou- bles will be licked by or about the time deliveries are com- pleted Oct. 31. Canada took de- livery of the first machine Dec. 16. NOT BUILT FOR NORTH Tha following difficulties have been encountered: certain conditions, blowing snow accumulat9S in the engine inlet and causes en- gine failure. The problem has 1 possessing worth o f j men posing as representative? pearls stolen in a Seattle rob- j of an eastern crime syndicate. said Tho prosecution said during i Ihe trial that TIO attempt being made to connect the de fendanU directly with the rob- bery at Seattlc-Tacoma airport on Dec. 22. 1969. in which a se- I curity truck driver was mur- i bcry in 1969. Killam was remanded to Feh 22 for a prc-sentence report. Provincial court judge Maur- ice Mulligan dismissed a charge The Judge dismissed ebfirges The )hree were charged of possession and conspiracy to of the 27r, pounds of possess against lawyer Martin j _ recovcml police at Cliambers. 31. and businessman I tnc (nc arrest3 Were made Barry Ehrl, 32______________' _and w j t h conspiring with j Harry Chad and other, un- known ]wrsons to possess Ihe with the and CP Rail. It suggests broadening the talks to include ihe MontrcakMariLimcs par.spngn- train pyslem. Trip CNlt sorrier; hehveen Monlreal Halifax look mod I of 1 It e Montr eal-Miirilimes in picture AL temperatures under 25 below, there is inadequate cabin beat. 15 below, there is apt to be insufficient battery power. AL 15 to 25 below, there may be urily mai'ginal defrosting of tlie pilot's dows. and co-pilot's win- Three-day work week to continue EDMONTON" fCP) An ex- perimental threa-d a y week worked by 12 members of Die city personnel department will be made permanent, a city official said Tuesday. "Studies will be undertaken lo determine if the program should be implemented in olh- er areas of the administra- Al Rowe said in an inter- vie w. The managerial personnel in the training and testing divi- sion of the department have been working 12-hour, three- day weeks for almost a year. Mr. ROVKJ said it was de- cided to put the program on a permanent basi> because some members fell :'ill a t ease'1 working under experimental conditions. If the program were to in- clude union members, changes in provincial labor legislation would be necessary, he said. A final report on the experi- ment is expected to lie re- leased .soon by the city. to election speculation pearls. Chard now is serving a 30- year sentence in a Washington state prison on a charge of pos- session of stolen properly. Bennelt added to election spec-1 TrT During Ihe trial, counsel for labm foio VICTORIA (CP) Premier CALGARY fCPi Alberta's unemploy m c n L picture was brighter last month than a year earlier, but climbed lo 5.1 per rent compared with Ihc pre- vious month's 4.5 per cent. A Statistic Canada rep o r I showed Tuesday Ihal Al- j bertans sought work a montl ago, ckmn J3.000 from January, J97I. However, Jasl month's fi- gures showed an increase of unemployed residents. The province's labur force dipped lo last month, down 12.001) from December, 20.000 more than January, damage has oc- curred during practice touch downs with the power off. Such landings with Ihe rotor still spinning but not under never have been prohibited lor the Lime being. The helicopters thus far re- arc a t Cold Lake and four at Portage la Prairie, not been grounded, the spokesman said. The Canadian Forces were alerted to the problems by the U.S. Army, which encountered difficulties while flying the Kiowa in Germany. Howcvoi, the warning wasn't received until after Canada had ordered Ihs machines. Negotiations for recovery of modification cos-Is were said lo I be under way with Bell Helic I tcr and with Allison Motor Co. I of Indianapolis, makers o[ the the spokesman said mechani- cal problems at the start of an aircraft delivery program are "not all that unusual.'1 Cen'ida has had a long history o{ them. He recalled Hie T-3H jet trainer, now being phased out of serv- ice, and the ok' North Siar transport. nade up by a federal .subsidy. How that money will be di.s- .ribuled was one of the major .opics of lalks between Mr. Lang and the Prairie agricul- ture ministers Tuesday. The ministers, Jack Messer of Saskatchewan, Sam Uskiw of Manitoba and Dr. Hugh Homer of Alberta, said they were anx- IS lo see the subsidy used as a jase for a grain-income stabili- zation program, They indicated lo reporters .hey were in general agreement :hat the money should be used for cereal grain producers other than just wheat farmers. Mr. Uskiw said his opinion is that an interim payment will be made shortly, and he said he hoped later payments will be made in a stabilizing that (he largest farmer does not necessarily receive the largest subsidy, and so that small farm- ers arc given appropriate aid. Mr. Messer said lie guessed that such an interim payment might be based on acreage, but added the desire is for the two-price system lo be paid out as some form of in- come stabilization. No official anouncement came out of the talks between the ministers. The sessions are held periodically to involve the provinces in grain policy-mnk- ing by sharing with them some- times-confidential information and hearing their opinions, Mr. Lang said. Pro ball player dies in accident SAN DIEGO (AP) Veteran baseball infielder Chico Ruiz, who played last season for Cali- fornia Angels of the American League, was killed in a highway accident early today. The California Highway Pa- alone when his car ran off a highway and hit a sign pole at highway and hit a sign poleat between 71) and 80 miles on hour. Ruiz played with S'an Diego Padres when thi'y were in the Pacific Coast League in 1962 and He later played for Cincinnati Reds of the National League and spent eight years hi tlie major leagues. ivclfarc recipients must appear MONTREAL (CP) A pvo-1 juslly ol cheating when "only a NEW YORK (AP) Clilford Irvmg and his wife, Eclilli, are reported to have refused to tes- tify during appearances before a federal grantl jury investigat- ing possible fraud in Hie au- thor's Howard Hughes ''auto- biography." But, they presumably com- plied Tuesday wilh a federal judge's order lo give the jury handwriting samples, since Uiere was no evidence of con- lempt proceedings being pre- pared against them. Tlie New York Times quotes sources as saying that Irving in- voked the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incnmi- nation and his wife used either the same guarantee or the privi- lege of a wile not lo testify against her husband in refusing to answer questions. It was the first jury appear- ance for Mrs. Irving, the ac- knowledged "Ilelga K. Hughes" who deposited in a Swiss bank three cheques totalling MnO.OM intended for Hughes, then later wilhdrcw the money. A third key witness, Irving's literary researcher, R I c li a r d Su.skind, also appeared briefly before Ihe grand jury and won a delay until Thursday to allow his lawyer a chance to familiar- ize himself wilh Ihe complex case. Suskind, who arrived in New York Monday from his home on Majorca, has sworn in a court affidavit that he wilnessed a meeting between Irving and a man he believed lo be Hughes. Irving claims he met the bil- lionaire recluse for a scries of secret interviews Ihal provided the material fo the book which McGaw-Hill Publishing Co. had intended to print. But in a telephone interview, a voice identified as Ihal of Hughes denied knowing Irving and denounced the book as a fake. Irving has said that one meet- ing with Hughes look place when he took a trip lo Mexico in Ihe company of Nina van Pal- landt, a Danish cabarel singer and neighbor of Ihe Irvings on Ihe island of Ibiza. Mrs. van Pallandl, who is scheduled to appear before Lhe grand jury Friday, lias said she was with Irving constantly dur- ing Lhe Irip exccpl for a two- honr period when he went to gel her an airline lickcl. GENERAL PRESENTS'THE1 Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET II L Prc 40 II .01 42 23 .05 17 4 13 12 .02 Lethbridgc Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria......... 51 vincial government plan to have welfare recipients pick up tJieir February and March cheques in ulation in British Columbia: the defendants argued that they Tuesday with a brief had no knowledge that Ihe noimcefnont in Ihe legislature were the property of the Uut hc paij all Ehrl testified he was (old Ihe vj_sit u.-Gov. John Nichol- pcarls were the propety of the wealthy Killam family'. Cham- ..f to inform the mem- bers said he was told they were smuggled to the U.S. from Viet- nam. bcrs of the House that I had an official meeting with his honor Uii-s afternoon, and lie is 3 j cd and unemployed per- sons. Last winter, Alberta's unem- ployment rale hit G.G per cenl in .March, Ihe highest since the i statistics were first compiled in 1966. includes person has been labelled stupid ed er- anf' humiliating by spokesmen FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! OPTICAl VfltStRIPTION CO Wheat sales to Britain i look secure SASKATOON (CP) Brit-' ,'iin's enlry info Ihe economic community will probably not make any differ-! ence in the country's purchase of Canadian hard wheat, Bril- isli Trade Commissioner J. R. i Bolton said Tuesday. Me told a service club meet- ing Canada's wheat sales Lo; Britain will remain relatively secure largely because Brilons have n distin'jt preference for bread Police find taken ig by spokesmen for welfare groups. ''This is nonsense, pure stupid- ily." said Helen Baslien, co- chairman of UIG Greater Mont- real Anti-Poverty Co-ordinating Committee. "What does the government expect to gain by dragging re- cipients into their save money on Claude Castonguay, Quebec's social affairs minister, an- nounced in Quebec City Tues- day that cheques for February and March must Ire claimed in person by all recipients except the blind and crippled. "We wrant lo make sure the money is being distributed lo gcod Mr. Bennett said just before the legisla- ture's afternoon sitting ad- journed. "Are you going lo prorogue the House and call an clcc- shouted Herb Cnpozzi 'Ill The premier leaned back in his chair, wailed imlil he i EDMONTON p.m.: lungsgale ll.C. 21 liours- 'orlhill Kykcrls (1 a.m. lo midnight, Chic! Mountain closed'. ffildhorse, a to 5 p.m. ;