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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief Canada first to pay UN fee UNITED NATIONS (AP) -Canada was the first of 132 UN members to pay in full its 1973 dues to the world organization, a UN spokesman announced Friday. Four Nordic and three other countries also have paid up for the year. Secretary-General Kurt Wald-heim wrote member governments Jan. 5 requesting payments of assessments as soon as possible. Six days later, Canada's $5.7 million cheque arrived, the spokesman said. Princess Anne visits Ethiopia LONDON (AP) - Princess Anne left Friday for a 12-day tour of Ethiopia as the guest of Emperor Haile Selassie. The 80-year-old Ethiopian ruler invited Anne to his country when he was a guest at Windsor Castle last June. The 22-year-old princess's ex- tensive tour of Ethiopia will include three nights camping in the mountains to study rare species of wild life and travelling by mule through some of the remote regions. The princess is to spend two days in the Sudan aiter her Ethiopian visit and is due back here Feb. 25. David Frost cancels engagement NEW YORK (Reuter)-Tele-vision personality David Frost and actress Diahann Carroll have called off their engagement. "We can confirm that while remaining the best of friends after two glorious years together, we recently decided not to go ahead with our plans to get married," said a joint state- ment from the couple, issued Friday. Asked about the Jamaican film, Fever Grass, that Frost was producing, with Miss Carroll starring, a Frost spokesman said it is going ahead as planned. Frost is in London and Miss Carroll in Los Angeles, he said Earthquake shakes Chinese PEKING (Reuter) - China disclosed today details of a severe earthquake in southwest China four days ago, saying it resulted in some loss of life. An article on the front page of the People's Daily said the earthquake was centred in the western half of Szechwan province close to the border with Tibet. Szechwan is China's most populous province but the west em area is mountainous and relatively sparsely peopled. The article said that at the earthquake's epicentre "houses crumbled causing varying degrees of damage and losses in lives and livestock." The article gave no further details but added that emergency relief measures are under way. Uruguayan troops vow pressure MONTEVIDEO (AP) ~ Rebellious military commanders vowed today to keep the pressure on.Uruguay's civilian government even though President Juan M. Bordaberry QUICK MOUNT ALTEVERTOR MOUNTS EASILY ON CARS, TRUCKS or TRACTORS Converts 12V to 110V Will operate ony brush type motor or llOv heating e'e-merit,' will operate welder using up to 3000 watts, with no damage to vehicle, alternator or tools. Lifetime guarantee, a must for all farm, ranch or industrial vehicles. Sold Exclusively al FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6070 bowed to their threats and relieved his newly-appointed defence minister. The army and air force commanders had demanded the ouster of Antonio Francese from the post he had held for only three days, proclaiming they would not obey his orders. Bordaberry, who for 28 tense hours defied the army and air force generals, late Friday accepted Francese's resignation, giving his year-old government a stunning defeat. Reel Choir at fall CNE TORONTO (CP) - Next fall's Canadian National Exhibition will be highlighted by a Soviet exhibit that will include a five-night grandstand appearance by the Red Army Choir and dancers, CNE officials announced Friday. The International Building will house the Soviet government's exhibit which will be almost as big as that presented last year by China. The 200-man choir, including an orchestra as well as chorus and dancers, is headed by conductor Boris Alexandrov. save ON INCOME TAX AS YOU SAVE FOR RETIREMENT Up to $4,000 a year may be deductible for income tax purposes from your income if you invest it in a REGISTERED RETIREMENT w SAVINGS PLAN H while you also guarantee yourself a monthly retirement income for life. Ask me for details. GORDON N. HOPKINS 515 7th ST. 5., IETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3815 Residence 327-19�4 SUN LIFE OF CANADA B.C. budget reveals conservative streak VICTORIA (CP) - Premier Dave Barrett, in bringing down a budget Friday he himself labelled "cautious," demonstrated that his New Democratic Party government has a conservative streak. After only five months in office, the government introduced a budget which called for record spending of $1,718,909,-091, a jump of $266,945,670 from the 1972-73 fiscal year. To meet this expenditure largely for programs to fight unemployment and social problems, the government estimated revenue of $1,722,215,000. Mr. Barrett told the legislature this was allowing for a growth of 10.5 per cent to 11 per cent in revenue even though all evidence pointed to growth in the next fiscal year of 13 to 13.5 per cent. "This is a very cautious budget," the 42-year-old premier said. Opposition leaders tended to agree with him. Liberal Leader David Anderson said the province's business community should "breathe a little easier" after budget day. f Mr. Anderson said it appeared the NDP government had given the primary industries another year before carrying through on an election promise and making them pay a bigger shot of the tax burden. Skating fun Gov-Gen. and Mrs. Roland Michener chat with Commons Speaker Lucien Lamoreux at a skating party for members of Parliament and the diplomatic corps at Government House, Ottawa, Friday evening. Inquiry absolves B.C. tug owners Blakeney briefs NDP on how to win Alberta CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta New Democratic Party opened its annual convention Friday with advice from Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney on how to defeat the Progressive Conservative government in Alberta's next election. The Saskatchewan leader also said he can understand why Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed reassured his followers three weeks ago that Alberta would not be suffocated by the socialism of the NDP governments in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. ". . . Supporters of free enterprise parties have heard these same assurances from some redoubtable champions across the west" - former premiers Duff Roblin of Manitoba, Ross Thatcher of Saskatchewan and W. A. C. Bennett of B.C. "These men declared times without number that their governments would not be suffocated by socialism. And their declarations proved to be wrong and they have been removed. "Small wonder that free enterprise supporters in Alberta are feeling uneasy - feeling the need of yet more declara- Neville murder file studied EDMONTON (CP) - Attorney-General Merv Leitch said Friday he is studying the entire file on the Bob Neville murder case which led to the conviction of Kingston, Cut. Professor Keith Latta. Mr. Leitch said in an interview, the file is several inches thick on the case which began June 13, 1971 when travel agent Bob Neville was found murdered in the office of his downtown travel agency. Prcf. Latta, a former business associate of Mr. Neville, subsequently was arrested and convicted on the murder and had an appeal turned down by the Supreme Court of Canada. Edmonton city police said earlier this week they have virtually closed the case after an attempt was made to reopen the matter on a claim that a Brazilian had been paid to shoot Mr. Neville and that in effect Prof. Latta had been framed. Mr. Leitch said he received an Interpol report Thursday, gathered in Brazil by that country's federal police, based on an interview with the man who supposedly was the hired assassin. The report portrays the alleged assassin as an innocent VANCOUVER (CP) owners and crew of Haro Straits, which sank near Point Roberts, Wash., last year with the loss of all five men aboard, were absolved Friday of any negligence or blame at a formal commission of inquiry. N. W. Mullins, counsel for the ministry of transport, told Mr. Justice Frank Collier "t h e r e" were no wrongful acts or defaults by the captain or mate - The l of the Haro Straits," and that the tug i there was "no wrongdoing or CP Rail abandonment status misunderstood Certain misunderstandings exist in Southern Alberta about the abandonment status of several railway lines, The Herald has determined. A series of regional meetings now is being held throughout southern towns to protest abandonment prospects. No lines may be abandoned without the permission of the Canadian Transport Commission. FROZEN In 1967 the federal government "froze" the whole matter of rail line abandonments until 1975. The freeze stipulated that no rail line abandonment applications already heard could be granted; that no abandonment applications made but not heard SATURDAY NIGHT at the LEGION Vimy Lounge~"THE MOONGIOWS Cabaret-Dave Shearer and His "LAMPLIGHTERS" Members and invited guests onlyl would be heard: and that no new applications would be consider' ed. CP Rail officials in Calgary said in the first category, sip-plications made ancJ heard but not ruled on when the freeze was applied, was the 23.4 miles of line from Caesils to Scandia. In the second category, of applications made but not heard before the freeze was instituted, were: Suffield to Hays, 34.8 miles; Cardston to Glen-wood, 26.7 miles; and Raley to Whiskey Gap, 21 miles. The railway subsequently stated that the following lines were uneconomic but because of the freeze, no applications for abandonment can be made; Manyberries to Cardston, 130.9 miles; Coalhurst to Turin, 26.3 miles; Hays to Eltham, 112.3 miles. When the freeze expires in 1975, and if it is not extended, abandonment applications may be made for these lines. CP Rail, however, it not committed to making them and will not decide whether to make them until re-examining the situation on or after Jan. 1, 1075. Officials also said they expected the validity of such applications to be judged by the CTC only in the context of other solutions to the. transportation problem, particularly in the case of grata movement*. lack of care by the owners, Riv-tow Straits Ltd., in the operation or maintenance of the vessel." The only witness during the day's hearing was marine surveyor L. T. Mitford who explained his reconstruction of events that led to the sinking of the tug last Feb. 27 when bound from Tacoma to Vancouver with two empty chip scows in tow. The tug foundered at the height of a 70-knot gale in Georgia Strait. His conclusion was that the tug's propeller struck some unknown object or objects which caused the main engine to stall, and that this loss of main propulsion directly contributed to the events that resulted in the sinking of the vessel. "This object possibly jammed in the propeller aperture long enough to bend all stainless steel blades and to bend t'^s sir.-inch-diameter steel propeller shaft," he said. No further witnesses will be called, but a hearing will be held Monday morning to enable counsel to complete their summations. Rains kill 8 LIMA, Peru (Reuter) - Eight persons have died and dozens of villages have been cut oft' because of torrential rains, landslides and flooding rivers in Peru in the last week. Industry award for Veiner EDMONTON (CP) - Mayor Harry Veiner of Medicine Hat Friday was named recipient of the 1973 Canadian industrial development award. Jack Snary, director of the Alberta industrial development branch, and secretary of the Ottawa-based provincial governments' trade and industry council, said the council makes the award each year to the individual contributing most to industrial development in the country. Mr. Snary said Mayor Veiner, 68, was only the second Albertan to win the award. The first was Calgary industrialist Frank McMahon who won it in 1963. The award will be presented to Mayor Veiner, now vacationing in Hawaii, at a ceremony in Charlotte town later this year. any person who disclaims knowledge of the murder After the Edmonton police closed the case, Prof. Latta's family asked the Attorney-General to reopen it. The attorney general said he believes Prof. Latta had a fair trial and that the due process of law was performed well. tions of faith in free enterprise." Premier Blakeney, who led the NDP to victory in 1971 after seven years of Saskatchewan Liberal rule, said his Alberta counterparts are moving in the right direction by beginning to organize now for the next Alberta election. "We won in Saskatchewan because ... the New Democratic program - put out in booklet form well ahead of the election - gave us the initiative. "To the voters, we became both relevant and credible." LEAP FORWARD The Alberta party is getting set for an election before the end of next year with the theme "Countdown '74: Relevant and Credible." Mr. Blakeney said he thinks the Alberta NDP "is on the threshold of a great leap forward . . . you have a dynamic and forceful leader." "People throughout Canada- in our movement and outside- admire Grant Notley. ". . . (He) may not be the official opposiiton in the province, but he's the effective opposition and he's recognized as such." GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS/THE WJiSitli Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:49 SUNSET 5:43 H L Pre Lethbridge ... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff........ 5 24 Calgary......... 14 42 27 18 23 42 6 17 -6 25 5 4 -10 7 -5 -3 7 1 35 23 8 20 38 -5 -1 .01 .08 .02 .13 .02 .01 Victoria Penticton ... . Prince George Kamloops ... . Vancouver ... Saskatoon ... . Regina.......... 11 Winnipeg........ 7-21 Toronto..........20 11 Ottawa.......... 11 3 Montreal........ 10-12 St. John's........ 42 33 Halifax.......... 39 8 Charlottetown ;.. . 40 2 Fredericton......33-13 Chicago.......... 23 20 .. New York....... 31 18 .. Los Angeles..... 65 55 .. Phoenix......... 68 44 .. Las Vegas....... 58 44 .. Denver.......... 44 25 .. Rome........... 63 54 .. Paris........... 44 37 .. London.......... 50 37 .. Berlin.......... 39 34 .. Amsterdam ... ... 45 41 .. Moscow...... . . 32 28 .. Stockholm ........ 37 23 .. Tokyo........... 48 32 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge - Cloudy periods today, strong westerly winds along foothills, highs 25-30, cloudy tonight and Sunday, few snowflurries, lows 10-15 above, highs near 20. Medicine Hat - Mainly sunny today becoming cloudy overnight, highs 20-25, mainly cloudy Sunday, few snowflurries in afternoon, lows 10-15, highs near. 20. Calgary - Mainly sunny today, highs 10-15 above, cloudy tonight and Sunday, snow Sunday, winds N15, low zero to 10 below, highs near zero. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Sunday, overcast with occasional snow. Risk of freezing rain in extreme southern sections tonight and Sunday. Highs today and Sunday in the twenties. Lows tonight 10-20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Winter weather watch east and north Sunday. Partly cloudy east and north today and tonight occasional snow southwest late this afternoon and tonight. Turning colder north early Sunday with snow and northerly winds spreading into eastern sections by late afternoon. Highs today 15-25 except 25-35 east slopes. Lows tonight zero to 15 above. Highs Sunday 10-25 north, 20s south. West of Continental Divido - Scattered snow today and Sunday. Snow locally heavy south portion tonight. Highs both days 20s. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Mrs. Malone buried in Winnipeg WINNIPEG (CP) - Funeral services were held today for Helen Mary Malone, wife of Richard S. Malone, president of FP Publications and publisher of The Free Press. Mrs. Malone died Thursday in Winnipeg Hospital following a short illness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert N. Malone and Richard C. Malone, both of Winnipeg, and a daughter, Deirdre Louise Malone of Toronto. ^ MERLE'NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE ^ Winter Carnival Specials ... 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Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, also have occasional slippery sections, bi'.t they have been plowed and sanded. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dei 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; WUdborse, 8 a.m. to S p.m, ' ;