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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TMl lETHBUDSt HERALD TuMday, Nbruoiy Strom tells legislature decision needed on BNA Dissident Jews get green light EDMONTON (CP) There is no point in holding any more ederal-provincial constitutional conference, if the next confer- ence in Victoria in June does not come to a decision on an amending formula, Premier Harry Strom told the Alberta egislature Monday. "I do not intend to proceed with these discussions if there is no Mr. Strom said in reporting on Uit week's conference in Ottawa. He said during the throne speech' debate an amending for- mula on which provincial pre- miers agreed to in principle last week is fair one that takes in geographical and pop- ulation factors. He expressed optimism that Housing priority outlined in brief UNDER ARREST Police haul a N mined number of arrests were made in to disperse youths after windows w officers called "a major disturbance." Canada advised not to wait OTTAWA (CP) a comprehensive um- should not wait for global such as the Canada pollution standards before Act. ting its own, a group of act, which provides for neers and administrators establishment of water qual- cided management areas through- But any such standards must HA looked at hi the face of Canada, is the focus of much of the discussion at the oomic conference. Some 300 engineers, administrators and "users of STANDARDS CODE Delegates decided that stand- attempting to come to for managing Canada's with the problems surrounding the management of Canada's water resources, agreed should be established under a national code, similar to the national building code. quality standards for objective of the standards should be related to be translated into eco- "in the broadest possible sense, but not terms and incorporated into law. There should be provi- Standards should be set to review them as condi- gionally with minimum federal guides. But they should be change. Earlier Monday, the environment minister of Quebec, Dr. V. Goldbloom, said his province Find overlook political boundaries to help combat pollution. would do its part in a in program, co-ordinated by the federal government, to the environment. But the province would establish flexible clean-up timetables HONG KONG (AP) An hours old baby boy was found here hi a restroom wastebas-ket of an airliner at Honolulu, but Trans World Airlines officials said the mother wanted it back. They said she was industries to protect jobs that depended on the "exploitation of the environment. Quebec, like other provinces, was faced with a "complexity and inadequacy" of legislation to control pollution, Dr. Gold- off a TWA flight in Guam and was in a hospital there. A clean up crew found the baby, cold but alive, in a plastic bag inside a wastebasket on TWA Flight 743 from San said. The province would1 support "every effort of the federal government" to step up actions to abate pollution. "We are not willing to be a pollution haven." LOCAL PROBLEM Airline officials in O'Donohue, a To- Kong said the mother alderman, said environ- ed on to Guam and was put problems at the municipal e hospital there. They said are much more compli- 'was in good condition because municipalities probably would be released little control of the water e few into their jurisdiction. Alberta's profits EDMONTON (CP) The stout increased to berta Liquor Control gallons from Monday reported a net previous year. The total o of million from tile beer, ale and stou of liquor and beer for the 23.7 million gallons, an in- ending March 31, 1970, an from 22 million. crease of million from of imported wine previous slightly to gal- Total net income from from gallons anc tions increased by million wine totalled 1.2 mil- ?47.3 gallons, up from 1 million The board's annual previous year. was tabled Monday in the of imported spirits rose islature. CnTnn l.'n.IAW fnfnllrtrl gallons from OdlC3 Ul UJUOliGU gOllUlU 0.1111 WUIIUIUU-U million and beer, million, rose to 1.5 million gallons from I Canada shouldn t (CP) The top priority in Canada is elimination of the substand- Jdy wagon as an housing conditions "existing lanta, Go., as police almost every community" and fruit thrown in Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities says a brief. brief, released by Edmon- Mayor Ivor Dent, who is t to wait i of the federation, also says the provinces should be asked to enact legislation under which municipalities may establish minimum standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property. It asks the federal govern- "Since our area of to make improvement funds available, either directly is very limited we often fine ourselves in conflict with by encouraging private lenders, to owners of substandard jordering jurisdictions and .ndustry and outside our brief, prepared by the housing and urban But water resources do committee, is to be adhere to artificial to Robert Andras, Mr. O'Donohue minister in charge of Water resources must be by Mayor Gilles La- sidered on a regional of Quebec City as HARD LINE as a meeting can be ar- Fisheries Minister Jack Mayor Dent said. lold the mainly engl neers the time has come Sake a hard line against "I am going to take a ban line. I am going to ask you moved also take a hard line. I going to ask you to be tough on industry. I am going to ask Russell to help draw up tough specifica tions and see that they are (CP) A mo- hered to coast to of non-confidence in the Mr. Davis said Canada Credit government, take a "disciplined approach to pollution setting high said it had not done anything to reduce unemploy- standards for was proposed by David And the cost of (PC Calgary-Vic- machinery that would Park) in the Alberta leg- such high standards will Monday. borne by Russell said during the Mr. Davis, soon to become speech debate that head of a new ministry of Albertans were unemploy- ronment, said such an at the end of January, 6.! "is good economics in the cent of the labor force and per cent more than in Jan- "A company which last year. Despite warn- ahead and plans to meet the government had done effluent standards doesn't to create jobs. Instead, into unpleasant surprises in 23 major public works pro- long mn. Its profitability approved by the 1970 ses- probably be better than that of the legislature, the gov- a patched up operation had started construc- 10- to-20-year on just two. Dangers of proposed pipeline poEution OTTAWA (CP) concessions on a Macken- Affairs Minister Mitchell Valley pipeline. told the Commons Monday U.S. administrative body hopes public opinion in considering an application and the United States will the construction of ai vent pollution disasters pipeline. Until it hac ing tankers carrying oil a decision, Canada woulc make any representation to He told Barry Mather U.S. government on the sub- the government "very serious concern" if a decision was made in the dangers if Alaska oil is of building a ried along the British would mean coast in carrying oil through the Mr. Sharp said the of Juan de Fuca between ment would "certainly be Columbia and Washing- pared" to consider a "that would certainly through the Mackenzie a time for the Canadian gov- from Alaska, but there to join in any protest." even some objections to this'. the meantime he hoped study was being made about elected representatives and possible effects of a pipeline on the West Coast the ecology of the be stirring public opinion Outside the Commons, take a strong stand agains The brief asks Ottawa to reac- ivate urban renewal, continue the experimental low-cost hous- ng program introduced last ear and encourage greater in- volvement by municipalities in efining and meeting the needs low-income families through mblic housing. Trail, B.C. worst toxic metal area OTTAWA sci- entists have discovered that the amount of cadmium, a leavy toxic metal similar to mercury, is higher in food- stuffs than expected. The smelting centre of Trail B.C., is one of the worst areas !or cadmium concentration; the study says. Of a number of food items purchased in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver for the study, 71 were found to have more than .5 parts per million of cadmium forty-four were tested at levels between .51 and one part per million, 25 were between 1.0: and two parts per million, aw seven showed more than two narts per million. Fifty-five of the 76 products containing more than .5 parts per million of cadmium were tested in the Vancouver labs and the majority of these were from the Trail area. Dr. A. B. Morrison, deputy director general of the fro and drug directorate, said fee eral scientists will study care- fully foodstuffs in other areas which have smelting facilities The directorate plans a studj to find out how dangerous cad mium is to humans and in wha amounts. Dr. Morrison says that based on the little that is known, cadmium levels in fooc of about .5 parts per million are probably safe. This is th maximum safety level for mer cury. There Is no official m mum limit now for cadmium in Canada. Dr. Morrison says decision on such a limit wi 'iave to be made soon. Cadmium, used in anti-corro- sion electroplating and pain and plastics manufacturing, i believed to settle into food from the air. nal agreement will be reach- ed in Victoria. In his speech, the premier ealt primarily Social tedit government accomplish- ments in the past and its plus or 'egislation In 1971. He also replied to Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed, who said in the legislature last Fri- ay that the government must tart immediately on radical hanges in fundamental ap- roacbes and procedures to void the predicted massive so- cial unrest in the province dur- ing the next 35 years. Mr. Lougheed said the forecasts were made in a study commis- sioned by the government call- ed "social futures in Alberta 970-2005." 'LAN FOR FUTURE Mr. Strom said the Socia' Credit party is anticipating and planning for the future. He said the forecasts must not be taken as inevitable, be- cause they may or may not come true depending on a vi riety of factors. Social unrest was not unique In fart, it was social unrest that led to the election of the 'irst social credit government 36 years ago. "I recognize my role In try ing to work with people to re- solve the problems we :acing Mr. Strom said "We're all concerned abou social unrest and we all wan solutions. But this goes beyond MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet ovemment is letting six dissi- eot Jews emigrate to Israel and also is allowing Leonid Rig- rman and his mother to go to e United States. The Jews being let out include osif Kazakov, one of 40 signers art March of the first widely ublicized protest by Soviet ews trying to go to Israel, and Crayna Star, sister of Gilel bur, on engineer awaiting trial connection with the Lenin- grad hijacking case. partisan politics society must bear the responsibility.1 The government was already assessing the needs for the fu through a commission on educational planning and the Human Resources Researcl Council, which sponsored the social futures study. Turning to the government1! plan for an industrial incen- tives fund, Mr. Strom said i will concentrate on bringui; smaller areas up to a more vi able economic base through forgiveable loans to secondary industry to expand, moderniz or build new plants. The loans will go to area with a population under 40.00C that do not qualify for federa financial assistance. Sales of imported beer, ale 1.4 million. have to "buy off the U.S. by of- Entertainer and TV Personality Well Known In Canada and the U.S.A. WILL ENTERTAIN TONIGHT thru SATURDAY A Mackenzie pipeline would be an alternative to be consi- dered if the application for an Alaska pipeline was turned down. Shell cleared 23 suicides in federal prisons OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment disclosed here that there have been 23 suicides in federal prisons since Sept. 1, 1969, and 80 attempts. All but two of the suicides took place in six aging maxi- mum-security prisons, as did most of the attempts. The maximums hold about of the prisoners, in- dicating a suicide rate within their walls of more than 500 per population. This is close to 50 times as high as the Canadian rate of 10.9 in 1969. St. Vincent de Paul, a grim fortress north of Montreal, ac- counts for 11 of the 23 suicides. Seven occurred in the first half Abandon obscenity charges EDMONTON (CP) The crown was allowed today by district court judge to aban don its charges of obscenity against Vancouver's under ground newspaper Georgi Straight. The permission was granted by Judge S. V. Legg, who or dered that copies of the Jul 8, 1970- issue seized by polic be returned to the publisher. Counsel for Georgia Straigh ruled that the crown shouldn' have the right to abandon the court action once it had start ed. He said the Canadian BL of Rights gave the paper th right to be heard before .court Tudge Legg ruled, however that the bill of rights applies only to people and not to news papers. The crown prosecutor saJ the issue was almost a moo point because so much tim had passed. He said that on th day of the police seizure th next week's edition of the p< per already was on the streets In Vancouver, Georgi Straight Publisher Dan Melee, said the paper was anxious get some compensation for 6' penses incurred in preparin for the case. "We didn't want the case bedropped h said. Mr. Mcleod estimated toU costs would be about a though only about had a ready been spent. He addec that some anticipated expense, had been underwritten by civ rights organizations. Besides costs for Mr. Mcleot to travel to Edmonton to con fer with defence counsel, ther had been "a lot of research a study by a sc ciologist on community sta 111 ad case dards hi Edmonton and prepa i linguist for test the effect of four TORONTO (CP) Shell Can- ada Ltd. was acquitted in pro- vincial court here on a charge I of publishing false or mislead- 1 ing advertising in connection with a sweepstake program for credit-card holders in the fall of 1969. Judge of 1970. Solicitor- General Jean- abon by Pierre Coyer has expressed mony on i shock at the number and last lcttcr i month pledged to continue cf- He said he would have to forts to improve the situation, confer with Mr. Olivers befo e Penitentiarv, home deciding whether to pursue the DESERTED The boy (aid his name was Bobby ind he was all alone. Los Angeles police officers found him wandering in MacArthur Park this morning with a note pinned to Mi shirt, which read: "I have been deserted. Take me to an adoption agency. Get some rabies shots for me. I have been bitten by a rabid ani- mal." Police stid be doein't know his last name and la about four yttrt old. Observers believe that the So- viet government is letting mili- tant members of the Jewish community emigrate to Israel to render the leadership of the community less troublesome. Jewish sources said Kazakov, an electrical engineer, is being allowed to take his wife, two children and his mother with lim. Another son staged a hun- ger strike outside UN headquar- iers in New York, protesting the Soviet government's refusal to let his family go to Israel. VISAS ISSUED The sources said exit visas also were issued last week to Rachel F.doseyev and her gen- tile husband Viktor; David Drabkin, an engineer, his wife and daughter; Edward Gurev- ich, a master plumber, and his wife Sara, an engineer; and Vadum Barshavsky, a radio en- gineer, with his wife and child. The Rigermans were given permission to leave two months after the U.S. state department ruled that both Rigerman, 30, and his mother Esther, 61, were American citizens. Mrs. Rigerman was born In Brooklyn, N.Y., and married a native of Russia who had emi- grited to America and become a U.S. citizen but said she did so inter duress. Rigerman, who has been working as a computer pro- grammer, said he and his mother expect to leave for New York this week. ATTACK REPORTED TOKYO (AP) North Viet- nam charged here that United States warships fired on north Vietnamese fishing boats off the coast just north of the 17th par- allel, killing or wounding several persons. Hanoi radio, in a broadcast monitored in Toyko, said the charge was made in a statement issued by the spokesman of the foreign ministry. Weather and road report ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge 47 34 Pincher Creek 45 30 .03 Waterton........36 27 Medicine Hat 42 34 Vermilion........37 24 Edmonton....... 42 IS Grande Prairie 41 20 Banff........... 40 29 Coronation...... 40 20 .07 Calgary.........41 27 Cranbrook......43 25 Victoria......... 48 40 .20 Penticton.......40 36 Prince George 43 24 Vancouver 48 38 .01 Saskatoon....... 39 28 Regina..........40 32 Winnipeg........ 33 29 ,01 Toronto......... 28 8 Ottawa......... 21 5 Montreal........ 20 0 St. John's....... 50 26 Halifax......... 32 18 Charlottetown 30 10 Fredericton ......28 12 New York....... 33 Miami.......... 69 Los Angeles......63 Las Vegas....... 65 Rome.......... 37 Paris.......... 33 London.........31 Berlin.......... 33 Amsterdam...... 36 Madrid.........37 Stockholm....... 23 Tokyo......... 35 FORECASTS Lethbridge Medicine Hat- Calgary regions: Variab 1 e cloudiness today and Wed- nesday. Chinook winds west 25 to 40 along the foothills. Highs today near 40; lows 3D to 35. Highs Wednesday near 40. Columbia-Kootenay Main- ly cloudy today with periods of rain or wet snow in the Colum- bia district. Wednesday: Cloudy with occasional rain or wet snow, except sunny in the west Kootenay district. Highs today and Wednesday 3543 above. Lows tonight in 20S. BE AN EARLY BIRD! PLAN YOUR IRRIGATION REQUIREMENTS NOW! Call in and get information on: The most complete variety in mechanical move irrigation Quick detachable Wheel Type Quick Take Down Type Standard Rigid Type latest in Pivot System! From: Cale Harris, Bert Erlckson, Dick Orsten GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY IETHBRIDGE, AITA. PHONE 327-3165 P.O. BOX 1202 Gordon Tinker ruled there was no evidence the ad- vertising was misleading or re- lated to the company's prod- ucts. The clinrgc had Ixx'n laid by Ihe federal justice department under Uie misleading advertis- ing section of Mm Combines In- vestigation Act. Kingston for 752 men as of last Jan. 1, reported three suicides, two of thorn last month, and 35 at- tempts. Saskatchewan Penitentiary, wilh 368 prisoners Jan. 1, re- ported three suicides and 21 at- tempts. British Columbia Peniten- tiary, population 43-1, had two suicides and three attempts, Dorchester in New Brunswick two suicides ami no reported attempts, and Manitoba Peni- tentiary one fliiicirla and one at- tempt. matter in court. "They coulci do this again anytime and we wouldn't have any he said. "But maybe this deci s 1 o n means that if we're charged again all we have to do is get a one week adjournment and the case will be dead." TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS London public transport offi' cials plan to spent! million OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA pery sections. Golden to Revel- stoke received 2-3 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways received new snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Creston-Salmo highway had 9 inches of new snow, few slip- pery sections, plowing and sanding In progress. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coults 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to G p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. -41.5 the next 20 i e p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.7., iM Highway 3 West Coleman to the B.C. border, presently snowing heavily, visibility is of a mile. All other highways in the Lcthbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is plowed and sanded, few slip- years to improve the capital's bus and mibway system. hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain cioscd. 8 to 5 p.m. ;