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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta in brief Rescue services criticized VANCOUVER (CP) - A hearing into the skinking of the tug Haro Straits ended Monday with criticism of rescue services and a verbal tussle over proposed introduction of statistics on recent British Columbia coast tug sinkings and loss of life. The Haro Straits sank Feb. 27, 1971, at the height of a brief but furious gale off Point Roberts, Wash, while bound for Vancouver f r o m Tacoma, Wash, towing two empty chip barges. All five crewmen aboard were killed. Tower rate hike approved RED DEER (CP) - City council took only 34 seconds Monday to approve electrical power rate increases for all consumers in the city. The increases, recommended by city treasurer Charles Schil-berg, are expected to produce an extra $200,000 in annual revenues if approved by the provincial Public Utilities Board. They range from 3.1 per cent i for the smallest domestic consumer to 13.3 per cent for the lea-ge commercial and indus- i trial consumers. Fire damage light OTTAWA (CP) - A small fire, the second within a week, broke out on Parliament Hill Monday when a duplicating machine short-circuited in the Hansard offices on the third floor of the centre block. The blaze, which burned a quantity of paper, was extinguished quickly by Hansard personnel. There was little damage. Last Tuesday night, a fire started in an upholstery room used to repair furniture from the Senate chamber and Senate offices. 90 people on Trudeau staff OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau's staff cost taxpayers more than $1 million in 1972, a written Commons reply showed Monday. The prime minister had 90 people on his regular staff at Aug. 31, 1972, the day he called the Oct. 30 federal election, plus two additional persons hired on contract. New chief justice appointed OTTAWA (CP) - John L. Farris of Vancouver has been appointed Chief Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the prime minster's office announced today. Mr. Farris, 61, succeeds H. W. Davey in the post. The new chief justice is a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association and has been honorary secretary of the Canadian Bar Association. N.W.T. council prorogued YELLO WKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) - The Northwest Territories council session was prorogued abruptly Monday by Commissioner Stuart Hodgson in an atmosphere of bitterness and dissension. Mr. Hodgson ended the session-at which only half of the territorial councillors were present-when all members in the chamber declined to act as chairman for a committee of the whole. The council has been attempting to present a united front in its dealings with the federal government, from which the N.W.T has been seeking more autonomy. Pow-wow in Ottawa ' WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP)-Thirteen Indian Chiefs representing 3,200 registered Indians in the Yukon Territory left for Ottawa Monday and a scheduled meeting Wednesday with Prime Minister Trudeau. David Joe, executive director of the Yukon Native Broth- erhood, said the chiefs plan to discuss their aboriginal land claims with Mr. Trudeau in the wake of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision disallowing similar claims by British Columbia's Nishga Indians. Planes airlift machinery REYKJAVIK ( R e u t e r ) - Two big American transport planes will fly to Iceland tonight to lift expensive fishery plant machinery from the West- QUICK MOUNT ALTEVERT0R MOUNTS EASILY OH CARS, TRUCKS or TRACTORS inverts 12V to 110V Will operate eny brush type motor or llOv heating e'e-ment, 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 af FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6070 man Islands before it is destroyed by molten lava from Kirkjufell volcano, still active after 21 days. The emergency in the isand's town, a mainstay of the country's fishing industry, has been made more serious by a worsening of the flow of lava toward its harbor. The town's 5,000 people have been evacuated to Reykjavik and other towns and lava streams now are filling the harbor entrance. Only small boats now are able to enter. There is only a thin layer of lava and snow on the town's i airstrip and an air traffic official there � lid it was hoped the two U.S. C13 Hercules transports could laud Tuesday. Iceland has r.sked U.S. aid to fly out fish freezing, filleting and skinning machinery, valuable assets of the island's fishing community. Dead is By THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT COLLINS, Colo.-Ever-ette Marshall, 67, a former professional wrestling champion in the 30s following a long illness. WHO IS A CHRISTIAN? COME TO OPEN BIBLE DISCUSSIONS Lethbridge Sports Centre Uth St and 5th Ave. S. ROOM NO. 1 - 7:30 P.M. . Tuesday, February 13th Everyone is Welcome! Wants to work Candy Fawcett wants to work os a checker on the pulp loading dock at the Ray-onier Canada Ltd. mill at the northern Vancouver Island community of Fort Alice, but a health inspector has ruled that there is no washroom facility at the dock adequate for the. employment of women. No change in Alberta in redistribution pro There is no change in Alberta's 19 seats in the House of Commons in a proposed redistribution of federal ridings published Monday by the federal electoral boundaries commission. Changes across the country became necessary when the 1971 census showed the populations of various provinces changed. The boundaries commission will hear briefs on the changes during April. The commission proposes British Columbia gain three seats to 26 from 23, Alberta remain at 19, Saskatchewan and Manitoba each lose one to 12 from 13, Ontario gain three to 91 from 88, Quebec lose two to 72 from 74, Newfoundland lose one to six from seven, Nova Scotia lose one to 10 from 11, New Brunswick remain at 10, Prince Edward Island remain at four and the Yukon and the Northwest Territories each remain at one. The commission is to present a final report to the House for debate by July. Comments from the MPs will then be for- warded to the commission and boundaries could be changed late this year or in early 1974. Each province has three representatives on the joint fed- eral-provincial commission. Representatives for Alberta are Campbell McLaurin of Calgary, Dr. M. Wyman and W. H. MacDonald, both of Edmonton. Crop loss payments available EDMONTON (CP) - Provincial funds totalling $816,513 were released Monday for emergency payments to farmers who lost crops because of bad weather this fall, the government announced. The money will go to 2,696 producers of grains, oilseeds and legume seeds whose claims have been processed. A total of 5,824 claims were submitted on crops not harvested. A government statement said about 80 per cent of the claims came from the Peace River country of northwestern Alberta where rain delayed much of the harvesting in the fall. Before the fields could dry, snow covered the crops. Of the remaining 20 per cent, the greatest part consisted of claims from around Ponoka, Lacombe, Red Deer and west to Rockey Mountain House in central Alberta. ' The provincial applications are to be submitted to the federal government. Federal payments are equal to half of the provincial amount to a maximum of $400. The Alberta maximum is $1,000. About 70 potato, and vegetable growers have also filed claims for losses. Most of these claims are from the irrigated areas of southern Alberta. Water shorta es town SMOKY LAKE, Alta. (CP) - The suddsn failure of the town's four wells to pump at normal capacity has created a severe water shortage for this community of 1,045. Many of the residents have had bone-dry water taps since last Thursday. Some are melting snow for dishwater and travel 20 miles to do their laundry. School was cancelled Friday because of the shortage. Many have been hauling water in various containers from a private well or farmers' wells near this community, 60 miles northeast of Edmonton. "You should see everybody's hair," complained Wendy Babie, a Grade 12 student. "It's just awful, and people are carrying their dishes with them at some backyard wells." Mayor George* Kozub said the situation is "quite bad" but added he is hopeful the shortage will soon be over, at least temporarily. Work was under way to redevelop the wells and replenish the town's reservoir, badly depleted during firefighting operations k late December. Mayor Kozub said the water-table for the town's four wells had been dropping steadily over the years. On Thursday, the town's pumpdng capacity suddenly dropped by more than 50 per cent. The mayor said the town's water problem was brought to the attention of the previous Alberta government before 1971. A request was made for money to finance a water treatment plant so water could be pumped from the White river, 1% miles away. Nothing was done and such a plant is beyond the town's financial resources, the mayor said. Use of water in the town now has been curtailed as much as possible, he said. Large users such as the school, hospital, motels and elderly people's horns have been required to haul water from the private well. Mayor Kozub said today relief is on the way* He said filling of the reservoir, plus mini-| mal pumping from other town's ] four wells, would enable the I water supply "to hold its own" until more water, came from the spring run-off. Cominco workers join CCU BRANTFORD, Ont. (CP) -The secretary-treasurer cf the Canadian Council of Unions (CCU) said Monday an affiliate of the CCU had signed 65 per cent of 3,500 employees of Cominco Ltd. in British Columbia. R. Kent Rowley said in an interview the Canadian Workers Union (CWU) expected a vote shortly on its bid to take over representation from the United Stcalworkers of America. The CWU is one of about 15 national unions affiliated with the Brantford-based CCU. The CWU has been organizing Cominco employees in Trail, Kimberley and Salmo, B.C., for several months. The CCU represents about 20,000 workers in Canada.' The Steelworkers, based in Pittsburgh, Ps., have about 126,000 Canadian members from Ontario to the West Coast Last year, another CCU affiliate, the Canadian Aluminum, Smelter and Allied Workers, won representation rights from the Steelworkers for employees at Alcan Aluminum Ltd. at Kiti-mat. The vote was 1,112 to 385. The CCU has blamed the Kiti-mat breakaway on poor servicing by the steelworkers union and an element of nationalism among the workers. Lang, Hamilton engage in heated grain debate OTTAWA (CP) - When "the crown prince of Saskatchewan" stood Monday to face the former wheat king there wasn't a red-faced man in the Commons who wasn't suddenly a westerner. . The showdown between Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, and Alvin Hamilton (PC-Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain), a former Conservative agriculture minister, flared unexpectedly from a routine debate on a bill to give the Trudeau government an extra $1.29 billion in spending money. Both men represent Saskatchewan ridings. The items in the bill were discussed "at length last week. Most western MPo-remained silent through the debate on funds for winter works and other programs. The Monday argument turned on an amount set aside for assistance to Peace River, Alta., farmers who lost crops under early snows. Within a short while the entire House was shouting itself horse over barley and wheat as Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Lang tossed barbs across the Commons floor. DEBATE GETS NOISY Mr. Hamilton, pounding his desk so hard he winced, shouted: "This government has hit the farmer so hard it'll take years to recover." A chorus of hoots greeted him from the Liberal benches. The Trudeau government policy of grain quotas has "betrayed the farmer and the hungry people of world," Mr. Hamilton called above the roar filling the House. Liberal fists thumped in uni- Chamber supplies gov't with advice OTTAWA (CP) - Keep an i suggestions, some cabinet mem- eye on prices but don't control them yet, tighten up unemployment insurance and restore the work ethic, create more jobs and ensure that economic prosperity spreads across every region of the country. And do it with reduced taxes and lower government expenditures. The platterful of advice was given the government Monday by the Canadian Chamber of Comerce in its annual submis-sio to the federal cabinet. En route to these major goals, the chamber also suggested: -Stepped up searches for and production of natural resources under government incentives; consultation with the United States on co-operation in use of energy resources; processing of more such resources in Canada before export; control ;by industry "as far as practidal, and in conformity with the spirit of existing legislation, (of) any adverse effects on environmental conditions." -Compulsory union membership should not be allowed as a condition of employment; trade unions should be made liable before the courts for their actions; strikes and lockouts endangering health and safety of the public should be illegal. -In order to "ensure productive efficiency, no legislation should be enacted which would inhibit the .introduction of technological improvement" in any industry. SEEK ROAD PROGRAM -Ottawa should, in co-operation with the provinces, develop a co-ordinated highway construction program for major interprovincial, national or international routes; federal funds should be made available for improving provincial highways and for ferry, bridge and tunnel crossings "of national importance." -Rebuilding and paving the Alaska Highway should have "highest priority." -Encouragement of a Canadian merchant marine, although without "policies lessening competition or increasing water transportation costs for Canadian industry.' After surveynig this list of Pilot charged with death of Onassis' son ATHENS (AFP) - The American pilot of the light aircraft in which the only son of the Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, suffered fatal injuries Jan. 22 is being prosecuted for manslaughter, it was learned here. The Athens prosecutor's office announced proceedings against 50-year-old Donald McCusker, pilot of the plane, which crashed at Athens Airport. Alexander Onassis, 24, was pronounced dead in hospital the next day. McCusker remains in hospital but is reported to be out of danger. He is also being prosecuted for serious injuries suffered by his 53-year-old eo-pilot, Donald MacGregor, a British-born Toronto resident. . MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE ^ Winter Carnival Specials . .. Boutiques and Gift Items 10% to 50% Off MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE 1 Gifts - Wigs - Perfumes ^ COLLEGE MALL - PHONE 328-1525 ^ bers suggested the chamber try putting itself in the governments shoes. ' son on wooden desks as Mr. Lang rose. "Mr. Hamilton is the visionary in the Tory party," he said, looking around at his colleagues. "He is the one who after a thing has happened can see it clearly." When the laughter subsided Mr. Lang launched into a recitation of Trudeau government of wheat and barley sales. "This year's a new record, record prices," he called as his colleagues thumped support. POCKETS EMPTY "I don't care how many bushels you sell there's no money in the farmer's pocket," Mr. Hamilton salvoed back. The tumult of pounding fists and moo-ing calls from both sides of the House continued as Mr. Hamilton sought" to regain attention, straining to be heard above the noise. The Liberals, he said, will have to seek their next leader outside Quebec andi Ontario. "When the crown prince of Saskatchewan moves in, God help the Liberal party," he called, provoking a fresh wave of roars. Mr. Lang, his desk piled high with binders, retired into his papers. The debate settled into Its normal tread and members filed away to the lobbies for a rest. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRE5E NTS JTH E l-V.U'AW.-^'-VSU Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:43 SUNSET 5:49 H L Pre 4-12 .. 4 -17 4 -16 -5 -26 -6 -19 13 �15 37 20 -2 12 Lethbridge ... . Pincher Creek .. Medicine Hat..... 4 Edmonton....... -5 Grande Prairie ... -6 Banff........... 6 Calgary......... 0 Victoria......... 45 Penticton........ 37 Prince George - 10 Kamloop's....... 32 Vancouver....... 45 38 Saskatoon ........ -1-30 Regina .......... 13-16 Winnipeg........ 27 -2 Toronto.......... 17 0 Ottawa.......... 10 1 Montreal........ 9 7 St. John's........ 52 48 Halifax ......... 23 20 Charlottetown .. .. 23 23 Fredericton...... 18 15 Chicago ......... 39 27 New York....... 34 17 Miami......... . 69 60 Los Angeles...... 65 49 Las Vegas....... 58 43 Phoenix ........ 64 49 Honolulu........ 80" 69 Rome........... 52 28 Paris........... 48 36 London.......... 43 34 Berlin.......... 43 37 Amsterdam ...... 36 32 Moscow......... 27 25 Stockholm ........ 41 36 .05 .02 .02 .02 .20 .05 .08 .01 .01 .11 .31 .59 .29 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary - Cloudy periods and occasional snowflurries near the foothills. Highs zero-five below. Lows 5-10 below. Mainly cloudy Wednesday with snowflurries. Highs 5-10 above. Medicine Hat - Sunny today. Highs zero-five below. Lows 10-15 below. Wednesday cloudy periods highs 5-10 above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and tonight: Cloudy with a few snowflurries. Overnight lows near 25 around Castlegar and 10 to 15 elsewhere. Wednesday: Cloudy with more frequent snowflurries. Highs both days 25 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Scattered snows east and south clearing northwest today. Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Warmer west and south .411 Wednesday. Highs today 5 to 20 .031 east and north 20 to 30 southwest. Lows tonight 5 below zero to 10 above. Highs Wednesday 30s west and south 20s northeast. West of Continental Divide - Partly cloudy today and tonight. Scattered snow showers Wednesday. Highs both dayg . I 30s. Lows toonight 10 to 20. DICK ORSTEN NEW P0UCY AT GENERAL FARM KEN DICKSON We now have to offer along with our casii or grain policies for your Farm Equipment and Irrigation needs a long term 'lease Purchase Plan" Come In And See The Boys At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 north to Stavely is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections and drifted snow on the shoulders. From Stavely to Edmonton, mostly bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 3 west to Pincher Creek is mostly bare and dry. Pincher Creek to the B.C. border has had light snow overnight and the visibility reduced slightly, due to blowing snow. Highway 3 east to Medicine and dry with isolated snow drills in sheltered areas onlv. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff has some drifting snow and slippery sections. Banff to Revel-stoke has had some light snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, plowed and sanded, few slippery sections. Motorisis are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory when Hat and all highways in the travelling in all national parks Lethbridge district are bare , and on ski access roads. 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.; Roosevillc, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;