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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February y, 1973 Old-age pensions going up OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's senior citizens may know next week how much the government is going to raise old-age pensions. Government House Leader Allan MacEachen told the Commons Thursday there is a possibility legislation to raise pensions will be introduced next week. He made the announcement in response to Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre), who asked whether the legislation would be introduced before Finance Minister John Turner brings down his budget Feb. 19. A substantial increase in pensions has been promised by Health Minister Marc Lalonde. The basic pension now stands at $02.88 a month with supplements for needy people up to a maximum of $150. Speculation is that the basic pension will go to $100. Travel alloivances doubled OTTAWA (CP) - Eligible war veterans will have their travel allowances doubled when they report for medical examination and treatment under an amendment to regulations announced Thursday by the veterans affairs department. The allowances affect veterans who use their own cars to report for treatment. The mile- |age allowance goes to 10 cents j from five. 1 Another amendment increases the allowable overnight accommodation for veterans who must spend a night away from home while reporting for treatment. The allowance now will be j $12, up $3 from previous regu-I lations. Nazi suspect summonsed LA PAZ (Reuter) - German-born businessman Klaus Alt-roann has been summonsed to appear before a tribunal checking French allegations that he is really Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. Bolivian judicial sources said Thursday. A summons was handed to the 56 - year - old Altmann Wednesday calling on him to appear at an early date, still to be set, before the La Paz district Superior Court, appointed Navy aid sought REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland called Friday for United States Navy help to control the volcano eruption on Heimaey Island, informed 6ources reported. The call for aid went out as lava streams closed the island's harbor and threatened its fish-processing factories. The sources said a U.S. Navy explosives expert would survey the volcano Friday to see Workers end strike by the justice ministry to consider a French government request for Altmann's extradition. The Altmann-Barbie case has bean hanging fire since last May, when a Brazilian newspaper quoted Altmann as_ admitting in a series of interviews that he is Barbie, but denying that he took part in war crimes in France. _ Altmann, who arrived in Bolivia about 20 years ago, is a Bolivian citizen and rims an import-export business. whether the lava flows could be diverted. In addition, the sources said, a flotilla of landing craft would head for the island and prepare to take off machinery and fishing equipment. They presumabily would be used if it became necessary to evacuate the 200 to 300 persons manning island emergency services after last month's evacuation of 5,300 fishermen and their families. DURBAN (Reuter) - Most of Durban's 16,000 African and Indian municipal workers returned to work today after a four-week strike which badly hit the South African city's essential services. With an extra 15 per cent pay promised, workers at the city engineers department, the elec- tricity supply works and the ab-batoir, returned to their jobs. Their decision at meetings Thursday to bow to an ultimatum by Mayor Ron Williams Wednesday night that anyone not back at work by today will be fired seemed to have crippled the strike movement. Neiv trade union formed BRUSSELS (Reuter) - A new Western European trade-union organization big enough to take on the multinational companies was born here Thursday, claiming to represent 29 million workers in 14 countries. It was created by merging the European Confederation of Free Trade Unions, which grouped workers in the former six-country Common Market with the "EFTA Trades Union Congress, made up of labor organizations in the European Free Trade Association. Its formation follows enlargement of the Common Market to include Britain, Ireland and Denmark. The massive confederation is still without an official name or a leader. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPTICAl PRESCRIPTION CO. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Manchester, N.1I. - Alan B. Shepard Sr., 81, father of the first American astronaut in space. Toronto-Harry Sonshine, 59, who ran the Toronto Argonauts football team during the turbulent years from 1950 to 1956. PUBLIC MEETING Planning for the future is an important function of any School System. The Educational Goals Team of lethbridgo Public School System No. 51 is preparing a report on future Educational Goals for ihe Public School Board. This commiffee is in urgent need of your help. A Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LECTURE ROOM This hearing will discuss briefs already received by the committee. Also, written or oral briefs on behalf of individuals or groups may be submitted to the committee the night of Fe'b. 12, 1973.- EDUCATIONAL GOALS COMMITTEE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 Country-style cast? Cousin Clem, better known as entertainer Gordie Tapp of Toronto, is wheeled out of an Edmonton hospital Wednesday night after having a cast put on a broken arm. The country-style comedian slipped and fell on the ice at the civic arena in Wetaski-win, 40 miles south of Edmonton, as he was acting as MC at the community's winter carnival opening. The break was almost in the same spot above the elbow where he fractured if last fall while getting off a horse. Gov't challenges opposition to define rights of natives OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau invited opposition parties Thursday to define the aboriginal rights of Indians and Eskimos and bring the issue before Parliament tor a vote. "We are a minority government and we would be bound by that decision," the prime minister told reporters. Mr. Trudeau said he still considers aboriginal rights-a native claim to land by long occupation-"as a very vague concept." But if the Conservatives, the New Democrats and Social Credit members of the Commons would define these rights and decide how many billions of dollars should be paid to non-treaty Indians and Eskimos, they could take it to Parliament for a final settlement. Earlier, Mr. Trudeau told the House he was quoted "reason-his meeting Wednesday with the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs. The prime minister said then that Indians had more legal claims than he had believed when the government policy paper on Indians was published in 1969. But he emphasized he was talking about legal rights, not aboriginal rights. CHANGED HIS MIND He said the shift in his thinking was the result of exchanges with the Indians, their written claims to land and the present minority decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Nishga case. That decision, he said, left the Nishga claim unresolved since the deciding vote of the seven judges rejected it on technical grounds. Mr. Trudeau said he has asked the justice department to study the reasons for the judgment to determine what rights the. mdians may have. Gist of the three dissenting judges in the 4-to-3 decision was that Indians do have a valid claim if they can come under Quebec Socred leader wants charge retracted QUEBEC (CP) - Yvone D u p u i s, elected head of the R a 11 i e m e n t Creditiste last weekend, called on Armand Bois Thursday to furnish proof or retract his charges that the party's . leadership convention was infiltrated by criminal elements. Mr, Bois, one of three Creditiste members of the National Assembly who lost out to Mr. Dupuis in the leadership contest, told a news conference Wednesday that people well known in .Montreal's organized crime circles were seen at the convention but admitted he had not seen them himself. "People told me about it," he said. Mr. Dupuis, who said his lawyer is looking into the matter, asked Mr. Bois to retract immediately the charges if he could not furnish proof. "One has to know members of the Mafia to be able to identify them," the party leader said. "If Mr. Bois was misled by his entourage, he should have t h e courage to apologize for having acted irresponsible." Meanwhile. Antoine Drolet, chairman of the leadership convention, said a purge was already under way in the party, which is more torn apart than ever. . Mr. Drolet, member in the National Assembly for Port-neuf, said Mr. Bois wss being manipulated by people who wanted to destroy him, just as many ether Creditistes were destroyed in the mid-1960s. Two of those manipulating Mr. Bois are Yves German, a Quebec city industrialist and Fernand Ouellet, Mr. Bois' campaign organizer during the leadership race, he charged. "Their days now are numbered in a party which will be called on shortly to lead Quebec," Mr. Drolet said. {jJwkjtMjdj BwIa AIL ABOUT SWEETS-ln thesmall New Brunswick town of St, Stephen, the Ganong family has been making candy and chocolates for Canadians for 100 years. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday, Myron Wilson tells you all about Canada's only remaining major family-owned candy company. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE the protection of the royal proclamation of 1763. Often called the Indian Bill of Rights, the proclamation lays down rules on how Indian land can be transferred. In discussions with Indian groups Wednesday, Mr. Trudeau said the proclamation could be interpreted as saying that no transfer could take place before "the Indians signed on the dotted line." Mr. Trudeau said the Nishga delegation told him they want the government to settle their claim since the Supreme Court could not. He said they told him they did not want a parliamentary committee to look into their case. Commons debate delays winter works payment OTTAWA (CP) - Liberals and Conservatives tangled in the Commons over federal financial policy Thursday while the provinces lined up waiting for delayed winter works money. Roland Comtois, parliamentary secretary to Finance Minister John Turner, said continued debate was delaying already-late winter works payments to the provinces, who need them to relieve unemployment. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were waiting for $3 million each, Newfoundland for $2 million and Manitoba would show up this week for its share. Meanwhile, the Senate gave third reading to a bill, passage of which released .cheques to Speed up mail ad slowed up BARRIE, Ont. (CP) - The subject of the .Canada Post Office advertisement was how to speed up delivery by using the new postal code. The advertisement was to be mailed last Thursday to the nearby community of Al-liston, where it was to be used in the weekly Alliston Herald. Unfortunately, the Herald's Tuesday night publishing deadline came and went without arrival of the advertisement. The newspaper left a quarter page almost blank, except for this brief explanation: "This space is empty because Canada Post Office did not get the material for their own advertisement here by Tuesday night, although it was mailed last Thursday by first class mail." David Willis, newspaper editor, said the advertisement turned up Wednesday. He said the envelope was postmarked Friday and he theorized that it might have been mailed too late for Thursday pickup. It arrived in Toronto badly damaged and had to be placed by postal officials in a new envelope, he said. And, he noted the address did not include Alliston's new postal code. NEW CITY FORMED QUEBEC (CP) - Communities along the Beauport coast near Quebec City are to be regrouped under a new city called Beauport. The new city will have a population of more than 45,000. about 49,000 unemployment insurance claimants. The bill removed the $800 million ceiling on the amount the government may advance the Unemployment Insurance Commission, which the government said ran out of money at midnight Wednesday after senators balked at quick passage of the bill, passed Tuesday by the Commons. The cheques were mailed a day later than scheduled. The Commons debate Thursday had its origins in a Conservative procedural victory Wednesday when they won the right to debate each item in a miscellaneous estimates committee report on $1.29 billion in extra funds sought by the government. Vehicles top air pollution totals OTTAWA (CP) - Vehicles Were responsible for 57 per cent of total air pollution in Canada in 1970, giving off more than 17 million tons of polluting gases and particles, a study by Environment Canada shows. Environment Minister Jack Davis released the study Thursday, noting that it is the first such nationwide inventory. The study also revealed that one major industrial sector-primarily the copper and nickel industries - were responsible for about 14 per cent of all air pollution emissions. These two industrial sources accounted for about 4.5 million tons of pollutants. In a news release accompanying the report, Mr. Davis said the federal government has been active in both these areas, especially in the control of motor-vehicle emissions. The report is based on continuing measurements of five major pollutants by surveillance stations throughout Canada. It will be brought up to date at regular intervals, the department said. The 31.2 million tons of emissions were broken down into the five pollutants: Carbon dioxide 55 per cent, sulphur dioxides 23 per cent, hydrocarbons 10 per cent, particulate Hanoi eyeing South WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State William Rogers said Thursday he does not believe Hanoi has given up its desire to take over the South, but "I think they've given up the idea they can achieve their objectives by military means." "I think they will attempt to achieve the objectives but by the political process and obviously that is going to make the negotiations difficult," Rogers told the House of Representatives foreign affairs committee. In his first report to Congress on establishing peace, the secretary could give no figures on President Nixons possible request for U.S reconstruction aid for Hanoi. He suggested this will depend partly on Hanoi's compliance with the peace, agreement. Any aid to Hanoi should be shared by Western allies on a multi-national basis, Rogers said. Rogers expressed optimism several times during three hours of testimony that the Indochina peace will not fall apart with renewed military efforts by Hanoi to take over South Vitenam. "The incentives are there to make the peace work," he said. River treaty wheels turn VICTORIA (CP) - Premier Dave Barrett has written to Prime Minister Trudeau, officially advising him that British Columbia has set the wheels turning towards eventual reopening of the Columbia River treaty of 1964. Copies of a letter sent Wednesday to Mr. Trudeau were released Thursday by the premier. It said B.C. Hydro has been asked to study ways the province could get more money to help pay the increased costs of building dams on the Columbia. matter seven per cent and nitrogen oxides four per cent. Industrial processes were the next major offender after ve-: hides, giving off 24.5 per cent of. the total weight of pollutants. Fuel combustion from stationary sources such as power plants, miscellaneous sources which included forest fires, slash burning and the approximately 74,000 burned buildings each year - and solid waste disposal were responsible for the rest of the air pollution, the report said. The government had hoped to have the report accepted quickly so it could introduce legislation to appropriate the $1.29 billion. . The first item the Conservatives focussed on was $350 million for a proposed tliree-year winter works program. Erik Nielsen (PC-Yukon) led the attack with a motion to restrict the allocation to $75 million covering only 1972-73. The government proposal is to spread the $350 million over three years-$75 million this winter, $170 million next winter and $105 million in 1973-74-but to get approval now for the whole amount. The Conservatives prefer annual appropriations to maintain greater parliamentary control over expend! tui-es. YEAR-ROUND PLAN The proposed program would operate year-round, providing grants to provinces for provincial and municipal projects. The Conservatives indicated they intend to press the debate on to other items in the report, including a request for $454 million. The government wants this amount to cover governor-general's warrants issued while the House was not in session to keep the unemployment insurance account solvent. Another, more personal, financial-matter was touched on by Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury who said there might be an extension of the April 30 deadline for filing income tax returns. Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield called the revised personal income tax form a "nine-page challenge." general farm supplies PRESENTSiTHE Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:50 SUNSET 5:42 II L Pre I.ctlibiidgc...... 32-1 .. Pincher Creek ... 37 0 Medicine Hat.....28 -7 .. Edmonton.......20-14 .. Grande Prairie ... 18 -10 .. Banff........... 31 -5 .. Calgary.......... 26 2 .. Victoria........ 46 30 .. Penticton........ 21-18 .. Prince George .... 16 6 .. Kamloops....... 16 10 .. Vancouver ....... 43 30 .. Saskatoon ........ 15-12 .. Regina.......... 15-10 .. Winnipeg........ 6-11 Toronto.........26 -2 .02 Ottawa.......... 23 A .07 Montreal........ 33 -7 .22 St. John's........27 .. .01 Halifax ......... 42 .. .34 Charlottetown ... . 40 .. .63 Fredericton ...... 33 .. .81 Chicago.......... 20 7 .. New York....... 43 23 .24 Miami.......... 77 67 .. Los Angeles..... 67 56 .. Las Vegas....... 59 41 .. Phoenix......... 70 46 .. Rome ........... 57 36 .. Paris........, .. 46 41 .. Berlin.......... 45 41 .. Amsterdam ...... 45 43 .. Stockholm....... 36 28 .. FORECAST: Letlibridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary - Today and Saturday: Sunny. Highs near 30. Lows five below-five above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Saturday: Sunny with a few cloudy periods. Highs today and Saturday 25 to 30. Lews tonight 5 below to 5 above except near 15 above in the west Kootenays. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair today and tonight becoming partly cloudy Saturday. Cooler east Saturday. Highs today 20s except 30s east slopes of Rockies. Lows tonight 5 to 20 except 15 below to 5 below zero in mountain valleys of southwest. Highs Saturday 20s east 25 to 35 west. West of Continental Divide - Fair today. Increasing cloudiness tonight. Few snow showers mostly mountains Saturday. Highs both days 25 to 35. Lows tonight zero to 15. Knight Heavy Duty MANURE SPREADERS With the famous "Clod-Buster Beater." I 6 Powerful Models-full range of capacities. KNIGHT is the original Single Beater Spreader. All models have PTO Drive. May be converted to Ail-Purpose Unloader. Engineered for Performance and Safety. General fmm Supplies COUTIS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1, Trans Canada 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 national parks and on ski access roads. Highway 2, north of Edmon- ton is in good winter driving 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 remaining highways in the Lethbridgo district are mainly bare with slippery sections through the towns. 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; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;