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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID - Thursday, Fobruary 13, 1?7J- News in brief Vancouver MP fined $250 RICHMOND, B.C. (CP) ~ Paddy Neale, NDP member of Parliament for Vancouver East, was fined .$250 Wednesday and prohibited from driving for one month after being found guilty of failing to submit to a breath analysis test. The sentence was imposed by provincial Judge R. W. Greig, who found Neale guilty Dec. 7, when Neale was acquitted of a charge of impaired driving. The charges were laid after Neale was stopped in a police speed trap in this Vancouver suburb last Aug. 26. Elevator strike end sought EDMONTON (CP) - Alberts d e v e 1 opers, contractors, manufacturers and elevator company officials met with Labor Minister Bert Hohol Wednesday, seeking government assistance in ending a strike ,of elevator constructors that be-gan more than five months Some 2,800 members of Hie International Union of Elevator Constructors went on strike Sept. 7 against five United States-controlled companies - Armor, Otis, Canadian West-inghouse, Montgomery and Turnbull. The walkout has delayed millions of dollars worth of building projects throughout the country. Store employees inoculated EDMONTON (CP), - Dr. John Gillespie, assistant city medical health officer, said Wednesday it is not likely that a meat cutter at a Canada Safeway store who contacted infectious hepatitis passed the virus to food he handled. Dr. Gillespie said all em- ployees at the Lendrum Place Safeway have been inoculated against the disease, a liver inflammation. Safeway zone manager R. W. Curell said health regulations at the store have been tightened. No floods expected OTTAWA (CP) - Environment Minister Jack Davis told the Commons Wednesday he is certain the Skagit River Valley in British Columbia will not be flooded. "I may be sticking my neck out a bit, but I'll certaily say there is no possibility of flooding taking place," the minister said. Seek aid for printers VANCOUVER (CP) - An estimated 80 members of the Inter national Typographical Union employed by Thomson B.C. Newspapers Ltd. are voting on a .contract proposal which provides a $3,000 payment to assist any printer who loses Ins job because of technological change. The Thomson newspapers are in Vernon, Kelowna, Kam-loops, Nanaimo and Penticton. Some have changed to off-set computer operation. Others are in the process of making the switch. Execution delay granted VANCOUVER (CP) - A stay of execution was granted Wed- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684 nesday for a man sentenced to death for the murder of a prison guard. Gary McNamara, of Orillia, Ont., was to have been hanged Feb. 27 for the murder of prison guard John Starchuk, 55, during a jailbreak at Alexis Creek, B.C., June 2, 1972. This May, 100 years after the Cypress Hills Masacre which brought about the formation of the N.W.M.P., twenty students will leave for Ft. Dufferin, Manitoba in order to retrace and film the original route of the force in their history making trip to bring law and order to the Canadian West. Many descendents of the almost 300 men live in Southern Alberta today. In order to defray the expenses of our trek, we will be researching biographies of the men who took part in this 1874 event. Our charge will be what each man would have earned for one day's pay on the trek. For mosi this will be 75c. A complete list of men along with their p^y can be obtained by contacting the school at 7-3465. For the next two and one half months we would like to share with you the diaries of Lieutenant Colonel C. A. French, N.W.M.P., 1874. It is the landmarks mentioned in the diary which we hope to put on film. This material will be made available for showing as Alberta celebrates the arrival of the police force in 1974. The force ready to move west from Ft. Dufferin (now Emerson), Manitoba consisted of: 22 officers, 287 men, 310 horses, 67 wagons, 114 ox-carts, 18 yoke of oxen, 50 cows and 40 calves. On the afternoon of July 8th, 1874 the long procession filed out from Dufferin. While waiting to leave over thirty men took advantage of the close proximity of the American border and chose to desert. At the first camping spot two miles out, four or five more took the easy way out. It would be a "Long March West." Diary - Thursday, July 9th Found we could not transport all the stuff we had started with, returned a quantity of goods into store, viz. 2 loads of syrup, etc. When atoout to move off, had to place Inspector R ................ under arrest for using insubordinate language. Went over a mile past the bend of the Marais River but had to turn back to the bend as there was no other water in the vicinity. Soil excellent, but no wood from the little . lake to the Marais River. EATON'S Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High cn their retracing of this historic trip of the N.W.M.P. It Pays To Shop at EATON'S  . . Where you get the big choice, the best choice, at Moderate Eaton Prices! Tax cuts required to help economy Three of the Baer quints going home Nurses at Evanston Hospital hold the quintuplet son, Vicki, held by nurse Judy Abel], Douglas, held by children of Mr. and Mrs. James Baer of Northbrook, III., nurse Elaine Harwood, Leslie, held by nurse Patricia Wednesday as they prepared three of the five to go Petrzilka, and Elizabeth, held by nurse Susan Cordell. home. Left to right: Thomas held by nurse Sara Hufchin- Vicki, Douglas and Leslie went home. Raps export market prices By VICTOR MACK1E Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - Reductions in the personal income tax and sales taxes are required to speed up the pace of economic recovery in Canada, the research office of the Official Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said in a special study made public Wednesday. Tax cuts, elimination of waste in government and policies that will improve competition and productivity, will also have the effect of arresting the spiral of inflation, the research staff said in its findings. The report was prepared at the request of the members of the economic affairs and taxation committee of the Progressive Conservative caucus. The committee consists of Mr. Stanfield. Senator Jacques Flynn, Marcel Lambert (PC-Edmonton West) and Dr. James Gillies (PC-Don Valley) "In the past the Liberal government's policies have hindered rather than helped and there is still no indication that its ability to handle the economy has improved. "In viewing the prospects for the Canadian economy in 19i73, it is this demonstrated economic incompetence of the Trudeau government that dims our optimism," said the study. The document, a backgroun* Dief leads battle on wheat sales By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - Former prime minister John Diefenbaker accused the Liberal government Wednesday of selling hundreds of thousands of bushels of Canadian wheat to export markets for prices less than what it cost the nation's farmers to produce it. In the midst of a pitched battle in the House of Commons as several Western Canadian MPs hurled questions at Justice Minister Otto Lang Mr. Lang conceded the wheat was sold at "the best possible prices obtainable at that time." However, Mr. Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat board, refused to actually admit in words that some one hundred million bushels of wheat delivered to the Soviet Union between July 31 and Dec. 31 last year were sold below the cost of production. Mr. Diefenbaker (PC-Prince Albert) has constantly charged that Canada's record grain sales of the past year or so have been achieved because Ottawa is getting rid of grains at "firesale" prices. The battle erupted in the Tighter firearms control need stressed hy senator der on the current state of the economy in advance of the federal budget, was distributed to all Conservative MP's and was made available to the parliamentary press gallery. The recession of 1970 and sub-sequent sluggish economic growth-which account for the present high unemployment rates-have been largely the direct result of government policies, the study said. The Liberal governmtnt embarked on a "senseless move towards fiscal and monetary tighteness prompted by an ir-respressible desire to contain inflation in December, 1969." Since then unemployment has mounted steadily. WTien restraint takes the form of increased taxation it could have the effect of accelerating inflation by encouraging people to seek wage increases to compensate for the higher taxes, the research group said. Mr. Stanfield expressed this view during the last election campaign. It has been supported since by findings of the Economic Council of Canada and by studies at the University of Toronto Institute for Policy Analysis, the study found. It found that the Liberal government, in the interest of trying to lower inflationary pressures, embarked on policies aimed at deliberately creating higher unemployment, in 1969. OTTAWA - Senator Donald Cameron told the Senate Wednesday that many Canadians have let their sense of compassion completely run away with their common sense. The Alberta senator made the comment during second reading of his act to tighten control of weapons and firearms. Grain fanners questioned on wheat subsidy OTTAWA (CP) - The government is polling Prairie grain farmers to see whether they Want a yearly subsidy for domestically-sold wheat paid out directly in acreage payments or put into the Canadian wheat board pool account for future destribution. Justice Minister Otto Lang, also responsible for the board, said in a statement Wednesday that grain growers will be asked to indicate their preference on a form contained in a newsletter sent to the 180,000 grain growers. He said the letter "points out that the acreage payment is of more help to the smaller farmer and farmers who have poor crops or who have diversified to other crops." "Large wheat farmers clearly are better off if the money goes into the whaat pool." Later, in an interview, Mr. Lang said individual farmers "would not be able to choose their own way" for the subsidy. All would be handled in the same manner. He said the majority opinion gleaned from the p-l weald hsip him make up his mind. Payments in question would be those on next year's crop. The government guarantees a price of $3 a bushel for wheat sold for milling in Canada. The subsidy is the difference between that price and the price ot wheat on international markets. Sen. Cameron, an independent Liberal, said Canada's increasingly permissive society is producing a generation of irresponsible people and that because of the abuse of the parole system in this country dangerous criminals are being turned loose on society. He said his bill would help to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are a threat to society-it would in no way legislate the legitimate firearms of sportsmen out of existence. Sen. Cameron spoke vigorously of the connection between drugs and crime. He said the rise of the drug culture had produced tremendous demands for money to enable addicts to pay for their supplies and this money was obtained by robbery. "In the district in which I live hardly a week goes by but what homes are broken into and ransacked by people searching for money to buy drugs. I can speak with feeling here because my home has been broken into fivo times in the last four years." Sen. Cameron said it is bad enough having your home broken into but it is even more dangerous when the ransackers are persons on drugs "who lose control of any senses that they might have had and, when cornered, become very dangerous and irresponsible people." Related to the drug and violence epidemic, said the Albeita senator, is the parole system breakdown where dangerous criminals are let lose. He described it as an "appalling" situation when a person's past record is disregarded and little Ballerina falls YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - A 24-year-old Soviet ballerina, Alexandra Lichniavskaia suffered critcal head injuries when she fell 20 feet from a departing Russian ship to the pier while trying to catch a paper tape thrown by a friend. The Soviet National Bal'et troupe was on its way home after a Japanese tour. attention paid to his becoming a threat to innocent members o-f society. Sen. Cameron described as "dastardly" the instances reported in the news media during the past year or so of paroled criminals who immediately repeat their crimes once they hit. the streets of freedom again. "It seems to be that, as part of the breakdown of society discipline and of morale in this increasingly permissive society, we have all lost our sense of objectively and in saying this I place special blame on school teachers end some university professors." Continued Sen. Camera: "When you look at some of the sloppy, often dirty, untidy and scruffy-looking people who are teaching our young people in a number of the schools-and particularly in the universities-it is no wonder that we have created a substantial number of young people in this generation who are scruffy, undisciplined and unproductive and who want to live off the earnings of hardworking and honest citizens." He criticized both Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and current legislation which have "wrong-headedly tried to encourage the kind of useless society" of youngsters living in "pads", hippie communes and off government welfare. Commons when Jack Horner (PC-Crowfoot) asked why Canadian farmers had been told there would be no final payment on barley. The Alberta MP wondered whether surplus cash had been issued instead to wipe out losses on previous years' barley accounts. Pointing out that the year Mr. Horner was refering to was 1971-72, Mr. Lang said world prices then were at "a very low level" and that this situation had now been corrected and farmers could look forward to I better things. The justice minister admitted that was a deficit in the barley pool of $3.8 million for that year-which the Canadian taxpayers picked up. Answering questions posed by Jack Murta (PC-Lisgar, Man.) Mr. Lang said barley had been sold cheaply in the past in order to break into and establish new markets "which are now paying off at better values." Mr. Diefenbaker wans't interested in barley, but he was in the "distressingly low or meagre" final payment for wheat. The justice minister, again pointed out that the wheat board had obtained the "best possible price' at the time in a world marketing situation in which Canada had to remain competitive. Mr. Diefenbaker wasn't satisfied with Mr. Lang's answer. "The verbose explanation of the minister was in answer to something I didn't ask," he told the Commons. The Saskatchewan MP challenged Mr. Lang on statements the minister had made at various times in which he allegedly admitted the below-prediction-cost problem. Mr. Lang, heckled and jeered by Opposition members, still refused to actually say as much in words. A I. one point, Mr. Diefenbaker was heckled from a Liberal MP. Retorted the former prime minister: "You don't even know what wheat is. You think it grows on trees!" GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS iTHE r7.Tsv*u. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:40 SUNSET 5:52 Lethbridge ... Pincher Creek , Medicine Hat . Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary...... Victoria...... Penticton..... Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops ... . Vancouver ... Saskatoon ... . Regina...... Winnipeg..... Toronto ...... Ottawa...... Montreal..... St. John's ... . Halifax...... Charlottetown . Fredericton ... Chicago...... New York ... . Miami....... Los Angeles ... Las Vegas ... Phoenix...... Rome....... Pails....... London ...... Berlin ....... , Amsterdam ... Stockholm ... II L Pre -2 -14 .. ,8-12 .. 0-14 .. -5 -13 .. -6 -14 .. 33 12 .. -3 -13 .. 48 34 .. . 35 24 .01 . 45 38 .00 20 17 .12 31 27 .. 49 37 .11 -7 -29 .02 -4 -17 .01 . -10 -23 .. . 33 25 .03 29 21 .15 30 22 .63 . 37 24 .. . 28 16 .. 26 13 .. 36 11 .. 38 24 .49 54 34 .80 73 71 .45 62 48 .. 50 4.1 .30 63 44 .. 57 34 .. , 41 34 .. . 43 32 .. ,37 30 .. 36 28 .. . 39 32 .. 'Moscow......... 32 25 .. Tokyo ..: ... ... . 55 41 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary- Cloudy intervals and gusty Minds today. Highs 25-35. Lows 10-15. Sunny Friday. Highs 30-35. Medicine Hat - Mostly sunny today and Friday. Highs today 15-25. Lows 10-15. Highs Friday 30-35. Columbia, KootenaJ' regions -Today:' Mostly cloudy with some snowflurries mostly this morning. Friday: Mainly cloudy. Highs today in the mid-30s. Lows tonight in the mid-203. Highs Friday in the mid-30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair today becoming partly cloudy tonight and Friday with moderating temperatures. Highs today 30 except 15 to 25 northeast. Lows tonight zero to 10 except 15 to 25 along east slopes. Highs Friday 35 to 45 except 25 to 35 northeast. West of Continental Divide - Mostly cloudy today and Friday with few showers mostly over mountains. Patches fog in some valleys. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25 except near zero higher valleys south portion. Training of school bus drivers said inadequate MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE ^ Winter Carnival Specials . . . Fragrances and Children's Bath Soaps 10% to 50% off MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Criflu - U'i�.y - Perfumes ^ COLLEGE MALL - PHONE 328-1525 jfa EDMONTON (CP) -Training standards for school bus drivers are inadequate, William H. Goebel, president of the Alberta Professional Driver Educators' Association, said Wednesday. It is possible for a driver to Information came too late HAMILTON (CP) - A 23-year - old Edmonton engineer w a s pronounced suicidal by a jail doctor here but the information did not reach Hamilton psychiatric hospital until after he had hanged himself in the hospital Dec. 23, a coroner's inquest was told Wednesday. Alfred Dawson had pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to attempting to 1 rob a variety store here at knife point. The court ordered him remanded for psychiatric examination. obtain a Class 2 certificate - the minimum requirement for driving a school bus - without ever having driven a school bus, said Mr. Goebel, who operates a driving school in Edmonton. The Alberta vehicle operator's manual for 1972 states that a person wishing to qualify for a Class 2 certificate must lake his road test either in a bus or in a vehicle having a certificate weight of more than 24,000 pounds. Mr. Goebel objects to the fact than an applicant could take the test in a truck, as long as its weight is more than 24,-000 pounds. If a person is going to drive a bus, he should take his road test in a bus, he said. The driver should also be required to prove he knew how to operate the signal flashing system required by law I'o- school buses, and. should be familiar wilh such filings as railway crossing procedures. DICK ORSTEN NEW POLICY AT GENERAL FARM KEN DICKSON We now hove to offer along with our cash or grain policies for your Farm Equipment and Irrigation needs a long term III lease Purchase Plan' Come In And See The Boys At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUnS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA AH highways in the Lethbridge district are mostly bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 2 to Edmonton is bare and dry with occasion! slippery sections. Highway 3 west to the B.C. border is mainly clear with icy sections through the towns only. Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat is mainly bare and in good winter driving condition. Highway l, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is in good driving condition with some slippery sections. Banff to Revelstoke Is plowed and sanded with a few slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways, plowed and sanded and in good winter driving condition. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory in all national parte 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.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts R a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to S p,m. ;